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    1930 CUBS BALL.

    The Cubs of 1930, despite a star-studded roster, simply couldn't repeat their 1929 pennant heroics.  Nonetheless, thirteen of them accommodated the signing of this ONL (Heydler) ball.  Today, it's widely agreed that the chemistry of the baseball in 1930, precisely illustrated in this offered ball, was modified for the benefit of the hitter.  It's believed that both Reach and Spalding balls were so affected.  The cumulative batting average in the National League that year was.303 - history's highest, by a wide margin.  One of the records posted in 1930 was in RBI's, 190, which stands to this day.  How appropriate, and profound, then that one of the signers of this ball was that slugger, Hack Wilson.  Specifically, the surface of this unusually "energized" ball holds the autographs of KiKi Cuyler (4), Bud Teachout, Hack Wilson (5), Rogers Hornsby (3), Clarence Blair, Riggs Stephenson, Cliff Heathcote, Charlie Grimm, Gabby Hartnett (7), Perce Pat Malone, Buy Bush, Charlie Root and one other.  Please note: Due to the size and/or weight of this lot, additional shipping costs may apply.

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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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