On Feb. 2, 1876, Chicago White Stockings president William Hulbert called a meeting with the owners of several National Association teams beset by financial troubles and a lack of meaningful central authority, the N.A. was floundering, and Hulbert wanted to create something better from its ashes. By the end of the day, the National League was born.
Babe Ruth’s life and career on the diamond has resulted in some interesting pieces of memorabilia. And while jerseys, autographs and bats may be the cornerstones that come to mind, there are some things that fall outside that realm and offer a more personal look at the icon. Babe Ruth’s Last Will and Testament from 1933 is one such item. It’s part of SCP Auctions‘ 2017 Spring Premier Auction, which starts May 24.
Willie Stargell left a massive impression on baseball, particularly in Pittsburgh where he helped the Pirates win the World Series in 1971 and 1979. Over the course of his Hall of Fame career, Stargell amassed quite the collection of trophies, rings and other awards. Many of them are coming up for sale as part of SCP Auctions‘ 2017 Spring Premier Auction that kicks off at the end of May.
The baseball crazy youngsters who pestered smokers and caused a major uproar in 1909 upon the release of the American Tobacco Company’s trading cards knew it. Honus Wagner was a huge star but finding his picture was a pain in the Heinie.