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1933 to 1998 Team-Signed Ball Collection (4)
Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $411.25
Collection of four team-signed balls spanning the years 1933 through 1998. 1933 American League Champion Washington Senators. This ball is the highlight of this unusual group of signed team balls. Twenty-five blue ink signatures (“1” to “6,” averaging “3/4”) on an official American League Harridge ball including Manush (sweet spot), Cronin (player/Mgr.), Goslin, Rice, Kuhel, Harris, Stewart, Weaver, McColl, Boken, Kerr, Myer, Prim, Schulte, Bluege, Sewell, Whitehill (on ball label), Bolton, and Chapman. Also on the ball is the signature of former Senators pitcher and legendary baseball clown Al Schacht. A few of the signatures have faded beyond recognition; however, it doesn’t appear that the signature of Moe Berg is on this ball. Ex-Mt. 1965 St. Louis Cardinals. Twenty-five either blue or black ink signatures (“4” to “9,” averaging “6/7”) on an official National League Giles ball including Schoendienst (Mgr., sweet spot), Brock, Gibson, Flood, B. Schultz, Briles, McCarver, Taylor, Groat, Purkey, Stallard, Gagliano, Simmons, Boyer, Washburn, Sadecki, White, Javier, Uecker, and J. Schultz (coach). “Cards” is written in black marker on the ball label. Nr-Mt. 1969 Boston Red Sox. Twenty-one black ink signatures (“7”) on an official American League (Cronin) ball including Williams (Mgr., sweet spot, signature has been traced over), Yastrzemski (on ball label), Gibson, Romo, Scott, O’Brien, Stange, Lock, Jarvis, Lahoud, Siebert, Conigliaro, Smith, Culp, Roggenburk, Lonborg, Jones, Schofield, and Moses. Nr-Mt. 1998 Chicago Cubs. Twenty-six blue ink signatures (“9/10”) on an official National League (Coleman) ball including Riggleman (Mgr., sweet spot), Sosa, Wood, Gaetti, Houston, Pisciotta, Hernandez, and Tapani. Mt. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 4 signed balls. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $411.25
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