Spalding "Official League" ball signed by the following eleven members of the inaugural 1933 American League All-Star team: Babe Ruth (sweet spot, "8"), Lou Gehrig (twice, one grading "9" and one clubhouse), Jimmie Foxx, Connie Mack (Mgr.), Earl Averill, Bill Dickey, Lefty Grove, Orel Hildebrand, Ben Chapman, Wes Ferrell, and Art Fletcher (coach, sweet spot). Signatures range from "6" to "9," averaging "7/8." The 1933 All-Star Game was the brainchild of Arch Ward, sports editor of the Chicago Tribune, who thought that a game matching the best players from each league would serve as one of the highlights to the city's summer-long Century of Progress Exposition. He was right, of course, and the game proved so popular that it became one of baseball's most important annual traditions. The American League defeated its National League rivals in the first All-Star Game, by a score of 4-2, with Ruth, fittingly, hitting the first home run in the game's storied history. The ball displays a few scattered spots of toning and all of the manufacturer's stampings remain bold and legible. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Full LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $2,500.