(3) 1953-1961 Assorted Team-Signed Baseballs with (5) Hall of Famers including Bender 
Lot Number 488
 
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This trio of team-signed baseballs from 1953-1961 displays the pennings from a variety of scarce Hall of Famers and period stars. A total of (71) autographs are present on these OAL or ONL balls. Keys included are 1953 Philadelphia Athletics: (20 signatures, mostly “7”, ONL Harridge ball is “5”, Kellner double-signed, Moses and Rozek clubhouse) Sweet Spot: Dykes (d.1974, “7”); East Panel: Bender (d.1954, “7”); North Panel: Valo (d.1998, “7”); South Panel: Newsom (d.1962, “7”); 1960 San Francisco Giants: (22 signatures, average “6-7”, ONL Giles ball is “6”, three unidentified) Sweet Spot: Cepeda (“6”) West Panel: Marichal (“7”), S. Jones (d.1971, “7”); North Panel: McCovey (“6”); 1961 Cincinnati Reds: (29 signatures, mostly “7-8”, ONL Giles ball is “7”) Sweet Spot: F. Robinson (“7”), Hutchinson (d.1964, “7”); West Panel: Post (d.1982, “7”), G. Bell (d.1995, “6”); South Panel: D. Sisler (d.1998, “8”) and Pinson (d.1995, “7”). With the exception of the noted clubhouse signatures, the autographs on these baseballs come with a COA from James Spence Authentications. For a complete list of autographs on these balls, please visit our website.

1953 Philadelphia Athletics: (20 signatures, mostly “7”, ONL Harridge ball is “5”, Kellner double-signed, Moses and Rozek clubhouse); Sweet Spot: Dykes (d.1974, “7”); West Panel: Joost, T. Oliver (d.1988, “6”), McGhee (d.1986, “7”), K. Thomas (d.1995, “6”), E. Robinson; East Panel: Bender (d.1954, “7”), Zernial, Philley, Moses (clubhouse); North Panel: Astroth, Valo (d.1998, “7”), Suder (d.2006, “7”), M. Martin, Kellner (d.1996, “7”); South Panel: Murray (d.2003, “6”), Scheib, Kellner, Newsom (d.1962, “7”), Rozek (clubhouse); 1960 San Francisco Giants: (22 signatures, average “6-7”, ONL Giles ball is “6”, three unidentified); Sweet Spot: Cepeda (“6”); West Panel: Blasingame, Bressoud, Loes; East Panel: S. Miller, Marichal (“7”), S. Jones (d.1971, “7”), Kirkland, Marshall, Pagan; North Panel: O’ Dell, Rodgers (d.2004, “7”), McCovey (“6”), S. Jones (d.2007, “7”), McCormick; South Panel: Davenport, Maranda (d.2000, “7”), F. Alou, Landrith, Sanford (d.2000, “7”), Antonelli; 1961 Cincinnati Reds: (29 signatures, mostly “7-8”, ONL Giles ball is “7”); weet Spot: F. Robinson (“7”), Hutchinson (d.1964, “7”); West Panel: Post (d.1982, “7”), Maloney, G. Bell (d.1995, “6”), Freese, Cardenas, Zimmerman (d.1998, “7”); East Panel: Blasingame, Lynch, Kasko, Brosnan, Purkey, Henry; North Panel: G. Coleman (d.1994, “7”), O’Toole, Chacon (d.1992, “7”), Hunt, S. Jones (d.2007, “ 7”), Gernert, South Panel: Edwards, Hook, K. Johnson, Baumer (d.1996, “7”), D. Sisler (d.1998, “8”), Pinson (d.1995, “7”), Jay; Reverse Sweet Spot: Whisenant (d.1996, “6”). 
 
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