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Pitting the best players from the American League and National League against each other, The All-Star Game made its debut on July 6, 1933 at Chicago's Comiskey Park. Arch Ward, a sports editor for the Chicago Tribune, thought of the idea for the game as a draw to coincide with the celebration of Chicago's Century of Progress Exposition. While the game featured such future Hall of Famers as Gehrig, Foxx, Simmons, etc., of course, it was Ruth's star that shone brightest. As the game's biggest attraction, Ruth even inspired the respect of his National League counterparts. Said St. Louis hurler and NL Starter 'Wild Bill' Hallahan: “We wanted to see Babe Ruth. Sure, he was old and had a big waistline, but that didn't make any difference. We were on the same field as Babe Ruth.” Ruth thrilled the fans as he blasted a home run that proved to be the difference in the AL's 4-2 victory.

Presented here is a vintage autographed album page with a partially autographed line-up for the 1933 American League All-Star squad. Signed on the page next to their designated positions are; Joe Cronin, Heinie Manush, Babe Ruth, Earl Whitehill, Alvin “Gen.” Crowder, and Lefty Grove. All black fountain pen signatures are bold with Ruth rating a strong 8-9/10. The 4-1/2” by 5-3/4” page features titling in an unknown hand that reads, “ALL STAR TEAM 1933 AMERICAN LEAGUE.” The reverse has a single autograph by Bruce Campbell of the St. Louis Browns. The page has been folded at the left and right sides beyond the reach of the autographs. Includes a full LOA from PSA/DNA (AG01750)

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