Consisting of thirteen multi-signed baseballs, this lot is highlighted by eleven Orioles team balls ranging from 1957 to 1991. These signatures average (“7-8”) with baseballs that vary in condition, generally in middle to upper-middle grade. Notable signatures include 1957 Richards (d.1986), Brideweser (d.1989), Kell, Miranda (d.1996); 1968 Weaver, Powell, Blefary (d.2001), Belanger (d.1998), Palmer, B. Robinson; 1972 Hunter, Salmon (d.2000), Belanger, Hendricks (d.2005), B. and F. Robinson, Dobson (d.2006); 1984 Altobelli, Ripken Sr. (d.1999), Ripken Jr., Murray, Hendricks, as well as examples from 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1991, each featuring Ripken Jr. amongst others. The lot also contains a non-year specific Orioles ball signed by (10) including Ripken Jr., Murray and B. Robinson, as well as a 1959 Washington Senators team ball signed by (27) including Sievers, Allison (d.1995), Throneberry (d.1999), Killebrew (toned), Stengel (d.1975) and more. Please check our website for a complete listing of the balls featured in this Baltimore/Washington area grouping. COA from James Spence Authentications.
1957 Orioles Harridge OAL with (28) signatures, including Richards (Sweet Spot, d.1986), Miranda (Sweet Spot, d.1996), Ginsberg, Brideweser (d.1989), Pyburn, Francona, Moore (d.1995), Nelson, Houtteman (d.2003), Johnson (d.2004), Loes, Pilarcik, Causey, Zuverink, Williams, Gardner, Boyd, Brown, Vincent, Triandos, Wright, Hale and Kell.
1968 Orioles Cronin OAL with (33) signatures, including Bauer (traced, SS), Hunter (SS), Weaver, Roznovsky, Phoebus, Johnson, Powell, Buford, O’Donoghue, Haney, Howard, Hardin (d.1991), Bunker, Blefary, Blair, Watt, Rettenmund, Fernandez, Drabowsky, Belanger, B. Robinson, F. Robinson (clubhouse) and Palmer.
1969 Orioles MacPhail OAL with (11) signatures, including Weaver (SS), Etchebarren, Blair, Hendricks, May, Richert, Hall, Johnson, Dalrymple, Rettenmund and B. Robinson.
1972 Orioles Cronin OAL with (22) signatures, including Hunter (SS), Scott, rettenmund, Blair, Alexander, Salmon (d.2000), Belanger, Johnson, Bamberger, Hendricks, B. Robinson, Baylor, Powell, Watt, F. Robinson, Crowley, O’Brien and Dobson (d.2006).
1973 Orioles Cronin OAL with (21) signatures, including Weaver (SS), Hunter (SS), Bamberger, Jefferson, Hendricks, Belanger, Reynolds, Williams, Blair, Brown, Powell, Frey, Coggins, Alexander, Baker, Hood, B. Robinson and Bumbry.
1977 Orioles MacPhail OAL with (21) signatures, including Weaver (SS), Knight, B. Robinson, Belanger, McGregor, Singleton, Dempsey, Maddox, Smith, Palmer, Drago, Murray, Grimsley, Ripken Sr. (d.1999), Dauer, DeCinces, T. martinez, Bumbry and May.
1984 Orioles Brown OAL with (28) signatures, including Altobelli (SS), McGregor, Lowenstein, Dauer, Davis, Cruz, Ripken Sr., Flanagan, Roenicki, Ford, Swaggerty, Gross, Boddicker, Dempsey, Ripken Jr., Bumbry, Singleton, Murray, Rayford and Hendricks.
1985 Orioles Brown OAL with (24) signatures, including Altobelli (SS), Murray, Dempsey, Rayford, Lacy, Crowley, Dwyer, Ripken Jr., Aase, Dauer, Connally, Swaggerty, Nolan, Snell, Dixon, Sheets, Boddicker, Stewart, D. Martinez, Davis and Ford.
1986 Orioles team logo-ball with (23) signatures, including Weaver (SS), ripken Jr., Gutierrez, McGregor, Dempsey, Lacy, Lynn, T. Martinez, Bordi, Murray, Aase, Boddicker, Dixon, F. Robinson and Davis.
1987 Orioles Brown OAL with (20) signatures, including Ripken Sr. (d.1999, SS), Flanagan, Aase, Lacy, Ripken Jr., Dwyer, Dixon, Kennedy, Kinnunen, Gonzalez, Sheets, Crowley, T. Martinez and B. Ripken.
1991 Orioles Brown used OAL with (17) signatures, including Oates (d.2004, SS), Bell, Ripken Jr., Whitt, Gomez (twice), Worthington, Olson, Hulett, Horn, Hickey, Hoiles and Williamson.
Mutli-Signed Orioles Spalding All-Star baseball with (10) signatures, including B. Robinson (SS), Ripken Jr., Dauer, Crowley, Murray, Bumbry and Grimsley.
1959 Senators Giles Reach ONL with (27) signatures, including Sivers (SS), Porter, Allison, Pascual, Stobbs, Throneberry, Fischer, Samford, Romonosky, Bertoia, Aspromonte, Killebrew (toned), Naragon, Stengel, Lavagetto, Maher, Hoover, Griggs (d.2005), Lemon (d.2006), Becquer and Kemmerer.