Given the uniform consistency of a single pen, all of these blue-ink "7-8" signatures appear to hail from a gathering that pre-dated Ty Cobb's passing in 1961. Home Run Baker and Fred Hutchinson died shortly thereafter. Oh, to be a fly on the wall when these baseball luminaries talked shop and matched wits! Since 7 of the 10 were Cooperstown inductees, it's likely that they congregated at a Hall of Fame Weekend in the 1950s. The Cobb displays beautifully with his trademark flourish of an elaborate underscore. The ball is a creamy-toned unofficial deBeer & Son example.
Sweet Spot: Joe McCarthy (d.1978), Ford Frick (d.1978), Will Harridge (d.1971).
North Panel: Cal Hubbard (d.1977).
South Panel: Casey Stengel (d.1975), Frank Baker (d.1963), Davy Jones (d.1972)
West Panel: Fred Hutchinson (d.1964).
East Panel: Ty Cobb (d.1961), Lou Brissie (d.2013).
Full LOA's from PSA/DNA and JSA.