(5) Oakland Athletics Team-Signed Baseballs with 1973 & 1974 Championships 
Lot Number 982
 
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These (5) 1973-1988 Oakland Athletics signed baseballs are fine representations of three championship squads (two World Series, one American League) and two other teams. Each period baseball is penned in blue or black ink and contains the signatures of several prominent stars and deceased players. Included are 1973 Oakland Athletics: (25 signatures, Rawlings logo ball, mostly 7, ball 7) West Panel: Fingers (7); East Panel: R. Jackson (7), Lindblad (d.2006, 7); North Panel: Hunter (d.1999, 7); South Panel: Marquez (d.1984, 8); 1974 Oakland Athletics: (22 signatures, OAL Cronin, mainly 8, ball 7) Sweet Spot: Dark; West Panel: R. Jackson (8), Hunter (d.1999, 8); South Panel: D. Johnson (d.1992, 8), Lindblad (d.2006, 7); 1976 Oakland Athletics: (27 signatures, OAL, average 9, ball 9) Sweet Spot: Tanner; West Panel: (d.2006, 8); South Panel: B. Williams (8), Fingers (9); 1977 Oakland Athletics:(26 signatures, OAL, mostly 7, ball 6 with toning) Sweet Spot: Winkles; South Panel: Schoendienst (8); 1988 Oakland Athletics: (31 signatures, OAL, mostly 8-9, ball 7) Sweet Spot: LaRussa (8); North Panel: McGwire (8), Canseco (9) and South Panel: Eckersley (8). This group of signed Athletics baseballs comes with an auction COA from James Spence Authentications. For a complete list of signatures, please visit our website.

1973 Oakland Athletics: (25 signatures, Rawlings logo ball, mostly 7, ball 7) Sweet Spot: D. Williams (clubhouse); West Panel: Fingers (7), Knowles, Maxvill, unidentified; East Panel: Rudi, Tenace, R. Jackson (7), Lindblad (d.2006, 7), North; North Panel: Hunter (d.1999, 7), Odom, Campaneris, McKinney, Holtzman, Green, Mangual, Hegan; South Panel: Noren, Marquez (d.1984, 8), Blue, Bando, Johnstone, Fosse; Reverse Sweet Spot: unidentified; 1974 Oakland Athletics: (22 signatures, OAL Cronin, mainly 8, ball 7) Sweet Spot: Dark; West Panel: Blue, R. Jackson (8), Knowles, Hunter (d.1999, 8), Odom, Ford; East Panel: Tenace, Trillo, North, Rudi; North Panel: two unidentified, Holtzman, Stock; South Panel: D. Johnson (d.1992, 8), Borque, Lindblad (d.2006, 7), Green; Reverse Sweet Spot: unidentified; 1976 Oakland Athletics: (27 signatures, OAL, average 9, ball 9) Sweet Spot: Tanner; West Panel: Bosman, McMullen, Todd, Lindblad (d.2006, 8), Norris, Torrez; East Panel: Rudi, Hosley, Washington, Tenace, Bando, Lintz; North Panel: Baylor, Haney, Blue, Sandt, Abbott, Monchok; South Panel: Alexander, B. Williams (8), Fingers (9), P. Mitchell, unidentified, Garner, Tovar; Reverse Sweet Spot: Campaneris; 1977 Oakland Athletics:(26 signatures, OAL, mostly 7, ball 6 with toning) Sweet Spot: Winkles; West Panel: Lacey, Newman, Perez, McKinney, Norris; East Panel: R. Scott, L. Murray, Torrealba, Blue, Sanguillen, Page, Tyrone; North Panel: Bair, unidentified, Gross, Hosley; South Panel: L. Murray, Picciolo, Giusti, Schoendienst (8), Langford, Crawford, Coleman, unidentified; Reverse Sweet Spot: unidentified; 1988 Oakland Athletics: (31 signatures, OAL, mostly 8-9, ball 7) Sweet Spot: LaRussa (8); West Panel: Jennings, Stewart, S. Davis, unidentified, Javier, Plunk; East Panel: Lachemann, unidentified, Hubbard, McKay, Lansford, Watson, Gallego, Polonia; North Panel: Phillips, Sinatro, Weiss, Hassey, McGwire (8), D. Henderson, Canseco (9), Baylor; South Panel: Burns, Eckersley (8), Blankenship, Steinbach, Nelson, Honeycutt, C. Young  
 
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