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Lot # 896 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Circa 1937 St. Louis Cardinals Team-Signed Ball

Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $705.00

This St. Louis Cardinals team ball appears to have been signed sometime between the years 1936 and 1938, as it includes a number of individuals who played with the club at least one of those seasons. The ball also includes a few players who never made the team’s official roster. The “Amateur League” ball has been signed in blue ink by the following eighteen Cardinal players: Dizzy Dean (1936-37), Johnny Mize (1936-38), Joe Medwick (sweet spot, 1936-38)), Pepper Martin (1936-38), Paul Dean (1936-38), Bob Weiland (1937-38), Howie Krist (1937-38), Art Garibaldi (1936), Frenchy Bordagaray (on ball label, 1937-38), Lon Warneke (1937-38), Guy Bush (1938), Antonio Castino (on ball label, non-roster player), Clem Dreisewerd (non-roster player, later played with the Red Sox in the 1940s), Max Macon (1938), Eddie Nowak (non-roster player), Sam Baugh (non-roster player), Al Sherry (non-roster player), and Melvin Autry (non-roster player). The signatures range in grade from “7” to “9,” averaging “8.” The ball is in very clean Excellent condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $705.00

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