(4) 1951-1958 Washington Senators Team-Signed Baseballs 
Lot Number 315
 
Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/17/2008 10:00:00 
Bid Open: 300.00  Bid Ends: 04/02/2008 23:30:00 
Bid Count: Overtime: 30 Minutes
Currently: 400.00  Time Left: 0m 0s 
View Count: 1611   
       
 
Description

The history of the Washington Senators is synonymous with losing. However, this quartet of 1951-1958 Senators team-signed baseballs is a winning glimpse into the players and personalities of this star-crossed franchise. Penned on OAL Harridge baseballs in blue or black ink, these signatures present extremely well. Highlights include 1951 Washington Senators Team-Signed Baseball: (22 signatures, mostly 8, ball 5) Sweet Spot: B. Harris (d.1977, 7); West Panel: Grasso (d.1975, 8), Kluttz (d.1979, 8); East Panel: McCormick (d.1976, 8); North Panel: Robertson (d.1970, 8), Haynes (d.1967, 8); South Panel: M. Harris (d.1971, 8); 1952 Washington Senators Team-Signed Baseball: (27 signatures, mostly 8, ball 5) Sweet Spot:. Newsom (d.1962, 7); West Panel: Milan (d.1953, 7); North Panel: Jensen (d.1982, 7); South Panel: Haynes (d.1967, 8); Reverse Sweet Spot: B. Harris (d.1977, 8); 1955 Washington Senators Team-Signed Baseball: (28 signatures, median 6, ball 4) Sweet Spot: Dressen (d.1966, 7); East Panel: B. Edwards (d.1975, 8), Courtney (d.1975, 7); North Panel: Haynes (d.1967, 7); South Panel: Killebrew (7, rookie signature); 1958 Washington Nationals Team-Signed Baseball: (23 signatures, average 7, ball 5) North Panel: Courtney (d.1975, 7) and Jurges (d.1997, 7). This group of beltway stars comes with an auction COA from James Spence Authentications. For a complete list of signatories, please visit our website.

1951 Washington Senators Team-Signed Baseball: (22 signatures, mostly 8, ball 5) Sweet Spot: B. Harris (d.1977, 7), Michaels (d.1982, 6); West Panel: Starr, Vernon, Ferrick (d.1996, 7), Consuegra (d.2005, 8), Grasso (d.1975, 8), Kluttz (d.1979, 8); East Panel: McCormick (d.1976, 8), Runnels (d.1991, 8), Marrero, Yost; North Panel: Porterfield (d.1980, 6), Coan, Robertson (d.1970, 8), Haynes (d.1967, 8), Mele, Verble; South Panel: Dente (d.2002, 7), M. Harris (d.1971, 8), Moreno (d.1987, 8), Verble; 1952 Washington Senators Team-Signed Baseball: (27 signatures, mostly 8, ball 5) Sweet Spot: A. Wilson (d.2007, 6), Newsom (d.1962, 7); West Panel: Vernon, Milan (d.1953, 7), Myatt (d.2000, 7), Hoderlein (d.2001, 7), Campos (d.2006, 7, Yost; East Panel: Baker (d.2004, 6), Kluttz (d.1979, 7), Coan, D. Johnson, Ferrick (d.1996, 7), Grasso (d.1975, 7); North Panel: Busby (d.1996, 8), Jensen (d.1982, 7), Hudson, Snyder, Shea (d.2002, 7), Consuegra (d.2005, 7), Sleater; South Panel: Moreno (d.1987, 8), Haynes (d.1967, 8), Runnels (d.1991, 8), Porterfield (d.1980, 7), Fitzgerald, Marsh (d.2006, 7); Reverse Sweet Spot: B. Harris (d.1977, 8); 1955 Washington Senators Team-Signed Baseball: (28 signatures, median 6, ball 4) Sweet Spot: Clary (d.2000, 6), Dressen (d.1966, 7), Lavagetto (d.1990, 8); West Panel: Sievers, Pascual, Groth, Runnels, Kline, Yost; East Panel: B. Edwards (d.1975, 8), Vernon, Umphlett, Delis (d.2003, 7), Paula (d.1983, 7), Ramos, Courtney (d.1975, 7); North Panel: Oravetz (d.2006, 5), Abernathy (d.2004, 6), Schmitz, Valdivielso, Clary, Haynes (d.1967, 7); South Panel: Chakales, Fitzgerald, Stone, Killebrew (7, rookie signature), Porterfield (d.1980, 7), Snyder, Shea; 1958 Washington Nationals Team-Signed Baseball: (23 signatures, average 7, ball 5) Sweet Spot: Sievers, Lavagetto (d.1990, 8); West Panel: Pearson, Bridges, F. Throneberry (d.1999, 6), Malkmus; East Panel: Stobbs, Alvarez, K. Aspromonte, Chrisley, Kemmerer; North Panel: Fitzgerald, unidentified, Clevenger, Plews, Courtney (d.1975, 7), Jurges (d.1997, 7), Spring; South Panel: unidentified, Pascual, Griggs, Lemon (d.2006, 7), Zauchin (d.1999, 8)  
 
Pictures  (Click on Photo to Enlarge)