An odd coupling of signatures on a baseball could result in a sale at an upcoming auction that is expected to be around $200,000, reports Yahoo.
Babe Ruth and Al Capone were drinking buddies that hung out together when the Babe was in Chicago. In 1931, Herb Peinnock, a teammate of Ruth’s and a member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, got the dynamic duo, to sign a baseball. Pete Collins, the grandson of another Hall of Fame ballplayer, Eddie Collins, has put the eclectic collectible up for auction.
Capone knew baseball well, and he was a Cub fan too. Even back then, Cubs fans were desperate to win.
….Capone schemed to buy the Chicago Cubs from the Wrigley Family — off the record, using blackmail — and to later purchase Ruth from Colonel Jacob Ruppert and the Yankees and make him player-manager of the Cubs.