(13) Team-Signed Baseballs with 1979 World Series Champs Pirates 
Lot Number 321
 
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Presented is a baker’s dozen of team-signed baseballs that is highlighted by the 1979 World Series champions Pittsburgh Pirates. Many prominent Hall of Famers and tough signatures are contained on these balls. Unless noted, each sphere is signed in blue or black ink on an OAL or ONL sphere. Highlights include 1974 Texas Rangers: (5 signatures, Rawlings Official League, mostly “7”, red ink, ball “7”) North Panel: B. Martin (d.1989, “7”); 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates:(23 signatures, ONL, mostly “7”, ball “6”) East Panel: Stargell (d.2001, “8”); 1984 Chicago White Sox: (30 signatures, OAL, mostly “7”, ball “7”) North Panel: Seaver (“8”), Fisk (“7”); 1985 Texas Rangers: (22 signatures, mainly “7”, ball “5”); 1988 Kansas City Royals: (27 signatures, OAL, mostly “9”, ball “8”) East Panel: Brett (“8”); North Panel: B. Jackson (“9”); 1988 Minnesota Twins: (29 signatures, OAL, mainly “8”, ball “8”) West Panel: Puckett (d.2006, “9”); 1988 St. Louis Cardinals: (21 signatures, Diamond, mostly “7”, ball “8”) West Panel: O. Smith (“8”); North Panel: Schoendienst (“8”); 1988 Toronto Blue Jays: (26 signatures, median “9”, ball “7”) East Panel: Cerutti (d.2004, “8”), McGriff (“9”); 1989 St. Louis Cardinals: (38 signatures, ONL, mostly “9”, ball “9”) West Panel: O. Smith (“8”); East Panel: Schoendienst (“9”); North Panel: Quisenberry (d.1998, “8”); 1990 New York Mets: (18 signatures, ONL, mainly “8”, ball “8”) East Panel: Gooden (“8”); South Panel: Strawberry (“8”); 1999 Cleveland Indians: (19 signatures, OAL, median “9”, ball “9”) East Panel: M. Ramirez (“7”); 1999 St. Louis Cardinals: (24 signatures, average “9”, ball “10”) South Panel: McGwire (“9”) and Multi-Signed 1970s Ball: (23 signatures, OAL, average “8”, ball “8”). Auction COA from James Spence Authentications. For a more complete list of signatures, please visit our website.

1974 Texas Rangers: (5 signatures, Rawlings Official League, mostly “7”, red ink, ball “7”); North Panel: B. Martin (d.1989, “7”); 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates:(23 signatures, ONL, mostly “7”, ball “6”) Sweet Spot: Tanner (“6”); East Panel: Stargell (d.2001, “8”); North Panel: Parker (“8”); 1984 Chicago White Sox: (30 signatures, OAL, mostly “7”, ball “7”) Sweet Spot: LaRussa (“8”); West Panel: Barojas (“7”); North Panel: Seaver (“8”), Fisk (“7”); South Panel: Baines (“7”); 1985 Texas Rangers: (22 signatures, mainly “7”, ball “5”) Sweet Spot: Valentine (“7”); 1988 Kansas City Royals: (27 signatures, OAL, mostly “9”, ball “8”) Sweet Spot: Wathan (“9”); East Panel: Brett (“8”); North Panel: B. Jackson (“9”); 1988 Minnesota Twins: (29 signatures, OAL, mainly “8”, ball “8”) Sweet Spot: T. Kelly (“8”); West Panel: Viola (“8”), Reardon (“9”), Blyleven (“7”), Puckett (d.2006, “9”); South Panel: Podres (“9”); 1988 St. Louis Cardinals: (21 signatures, Diamond Professional League, mostly “7”, ball “8”) West Panel: O.Smith (“8”); North Panel: Schoendienst (“8”); 1988 Toronto Blue Jays: (26 signatures, median “9”, ball “7”) Sweet Spot: J. Williams (“8”); East Panel: Cerutti (d.2004, “8”), McGriff (“9”); South Panel: D. Wells (“9”); 1989 St. Louis Cardinals: (38 signatures, ONL, mostly “9”, ball “9”) Sweet Spot: Herzog (“7”); West Panel: O. Smith (“8”); East Panel: Schoendienst (“9”); North Panel: Quisenberry (d.1988, “8”) 1990 New York Mets: (18 signatures, ONL, mainly “8”, ball “8”) Sweet Spot: D. Johnson (“7”); West Panel: Viola (“7”); East Panel: Gooden (“8”); North Panel: Cone (“8”); South Panel: Strawberry (“8”); 1999 Cleveland Indians: (19 signatures, OAL, median “9”, ball “9”) Sweet Spot: Hargrove (“9”); East Panel: M. Ramirez (“7”), R. Alomar (“7”); North Panel: Vizquel (“9”); South Panel: Gooden (“9”); 1999 St. Louis Cardinals: (24 signatures, average “9”, ball “10”) Sweet Spot: LaRussa (“9”); South Panel: McGwire (“9”); Multi-Signed 1970s Ball: (23 signatures, OAL, average “8”, ball “8”) Sweet Spot: Miranda (d.1996, “8”); North Panel: Gentile (“7”); Reverse Sweet Spot: Hendricks (d.2006, “8”). 
 
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