Lot # 1862: 1945 Esquire's All-American Boy's Baseball Game Multi-Signed Autograph Book Including Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb - PSA/DNA

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2021",
which ran from 7/23/2021 12:00 PM to
8/15/2021 9:00 PM

On August 28, 1945, at the Polo Grounds in New York City, the best young players in the country at the time were assembled to play an "East vs. West" exhibition game. The game was sponsored by Esquire Magazine. The honorary managers chosen for the teams were none other then two of the greatest legends in the history of the game: Babe Ruth to represent the East squad and Ty Cobb to represent the West squad. A special "Autograph and Clipping" book (8.5 x 10 inches) was prepared and presented as a keepsake to each member of the All-American Boy's Baseball team. Presented is shortstop Jack Dittmer's personal copy, featuring thirty-five pages of glossy photos of the participants involved with this historical event. The cover reads "Esquire's All-American Boy's Baseball Game - August 28, 1945/Polo Grounds/New York City" in black lettering. The interior pages are signed by forty-five individuals associated with the event, most notably Babe Ruth (grading "8/9") and Ty Cobb ("9"). Also included are Carl Hubbell ("8") and Joe McCarthy ("8/9"). The covers display moderate creasing and an ink notation on front (original owner's name and location). The interior pages are lightly toned. In Excellent condition overall. This is a tremendous souvenir from this historical game, signed by two of the greatest legends to ever play the game. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Reserve $1,000.

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