One-of-a-kind 1939 Cooperstown program cover signed by Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson, and a dozen fellow HOFers
Extraordinary 8.5 x 11 back cover from a program for baseball centennial festivities held at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown in June 1939, in conjunction with the opening of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, signed in pencil by over 30 baseball legends and attending dignitaries. Signers include: Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson, Mel Ott, Hank Greenberg, Dizzy Dean, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Lefty Grove, Ford Frick, William Harridge, Gabby Hartnett, Arky Vaughan, Bill Terry, Billy Herman, Joe Medwick, Lloyd Waner, John Heydler, James Farley, Moe Berg, Ed Rommel, Cecil Travis (twice), Jimmie Wilson, Muddy Ruel, Bill Jurges, Tommy Thompson, William G. Bramham, Terry Moore, Jim Shilling, Clint Brown, Frank Hayes, Dan MacFayden, and two others. In fine condition, with tiny tears to one edge. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA.
Scores of baseball stars past and present descended on Cooperstown when the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum opened its doors in June 1939. This remarkable page is highlighted by two members of its immortal inaugural class—Babe Ruth and Walter Johnson—plus a dozen future inductees. It is a remarkable assemblage of baseball greats and legends, representing some of the finest ballplayers to ever take the field.