Collection of game used baseballs from Dick Hoblitzell's personal collection. Hoblitzell played on the Reds from 1908-1914 and the Red Sox from 1914-1918 until he was drafted into WWI. After the war, Hoblitzell returned to baseball in a managerial position in the South Atlantic League. This personal collection of game used balls includes (3) 1920's-30's International National League - Charles H. Knappe, (3) 1913-1917 American League - Ban Johnson, (1)1919-1924 International National League - Toole and (1) 1926-33 National League - undecipherable commissioner.
Lelands is pleased to offer the collection of Babe Ruth’s former roommate, Dick Hoblitzell, in our 2019 Fall Classic sale. Hoblitzell started his career off with the Cincinnati Reds from 1908-14 and then closed his career out with the Boston Red Sox from 1914-1918. During his time with the Red Sox, he roomed with Babe Ruth on the road and became a two-time World Series Champion in 1915 and 1916. In 1918, Hoblitzell started the season off batting 1-for-25 and was then replaced by his former roommate Babe Ruth! Ranging from a 1915 World Champion Red Sox team signed baseball to game balls and Dick’s personal World Series programs, there is a little bit of everything in this “fresh to market” collection. Each lot sources from the family of Dick Hoblitzell and can be found in the “Dick Hoblitzell Collection” category of the current auction.