Spring 2006 Catalog > Sports > The Jesse Haines Collection
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Lot 683: 1926 St Louis Cardinals Team Signed World Championship Baseball
UPDATE: The baseball contains twenty-five signatures, and does not contain the signature of Jesse Haines, as stated in the printed catalog.
This stunning ONL baseball, direct from HOFer Jesse Haines personal collection owns twenty-five signatures from the 1926 World Champion Cardinals. The following signatures, in black fountain pen, can be seen: G.C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, Jim Bottomley, Chick Hafey, Ray Blades, Bob O'Farrell, Les Bell, Billy Southworth, Tommy Thevenow, Flint Rhem, Taylor Douthit, Bill Hallahan, Ed Clough, Specs Toporcer, Bill Sherdel (2), Vic Keen, Bill Warwick, Al Sothoron, Ernie Vick, Hi Bell, Wattie Holm, Jake Flowers, Art Reinhart and Otto Williams. Their marks have experienced minor fading from age but 90% of the group has remained dark and entirely legible beneath the thin layer of protective shellac. The majority of the signatures grade a "6" out of possible "10" and the ball is Excellent.
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