(72) Single-Signed Baseballs of Star Players with Inscriptions 
Lot Number 1005
 
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Presented is a group of (72) single-signed baseballs from some of the best non-Hall of Fame talent ever to grace the diamond. Each OAL, ONL or OML sphere is penned in blue or black ink with an interesting career or seasonal anecdote added as an inscription. Although some moderate toning is found throughout, the balls generally grade similarly to the signature strengths. Unless noted, each autograph is placed squarely on the sweet spot. Some highlights are OAL: Cramer (d.1990, ”9”, Doc, 2705 Hits BA.296, 6 for 6-July against Chicago-July against Det), (2) Henrich (“7”, “6”, one Old Reliable, one Old Reliable, Oct. 5, 1941 Missed 3rd Strike), F. Howard (“9”, “Hondo”, Washington Senators-1st in War-1st in Peace-Last in A.L.), Larsen (“9”, Oct. 8, 1956), (2) D. McLain, (“9”, “8”, one 31-6, 1968, one Cy Young & MVP-1968), Minoso (“9”, #9), Radatz (d.2005, “5”, south panel, Monster); ONL: Branca (“9”, 10/3/51), Bruton (d.1995, “9”, 1958 World Series BA .412), Burdette (d.2007, “8”, No Hitter, 8-18-60), Cavarretta (“9”, MVP 1945), Gionfriddo (d.2003, “10”, 10-5-47), (2) Newcombe (“8”, “7”, one Rookie of the Year-“49” Cy Young-MVP “56”, one MVP-Cy Young-“1956”), Santo (“9”, 342 HR) and Thomson (“7”, Oct. 3,1951). Auction COA from James Spence Authentications. For a complete list of signatures, please visit our website.

OAL: Blomberg (“9”, 1st DH. April 3, 1973), Blyleven (“9”, 9/22/77), Carty (“8”, 1970), Chance (“7”, 20-9 1964 CY), A. Clark (“8”, 1947 World Series), Cramer (d.1990, “9”, Doc, 2705 Hits BA.296, 6 for 6-July against Chicago-July against Det), G. Bell (“8”, MVP 1987), Gumpert (“10”, 5-1-51), (2) Henrich (“7”, “6”, one Old Reliable, one Old Reliable, Oct. 5,1941 Missed 3rd Strike), Houk (“9”, Mayor “35”), Howard (“9”, “Hondo”, Washington Senators-1st in War-1st in Peace-Last in A.L.), A. Johnson (“7”, 1970 B.A. 328), Larsen (“9”, Oct.8.1956), Lonborg (“8”, Cy Young ’67, 22-9), (2) McLain, (“9”, “8”, one 31-6, 1968, one Cy Young & MVP-1968), Minoso (“9”, #9), Mueller (“10”, “Mandrake” B.A. .296), Parnell (“8”, 7-14-56), J. Perry (“8”, Cy Young Winner “1970”). Powell (“8”, MVP 1970), Radatz (d.2005, “5”, south panel, Monster), Runnels (“9”, 1960-1962), Score (“8”, 1955 245 Ks), Shantz (“9”, M.V.P. 1952-24-7), Sievers (“6”, 1957 42 Home Runs 114 RBI’s), Stallard (“9”, Oct 1. 1961), Torborg (“9”, #10 White Sox), Vernon (“10”, 1946-.353, 1953-.337); ONL: (2) M. Alou (“8”, “7”, one .307, one 1966 .342), Branca (“9”, 10/3/51), Bruton (d.1995, “9”, 1958 World Series BA .412), Burdette (d.2007, “8”, No Hitter, 8-18-60), (2) Cardwell (“8”, “7”, both 5-15-60), Cavarretta (“9”, MVP 1945), J. Clark (“8”, #22), Dawson (“8”, 1987 M.V.P.), Ellis (“9”, June 12, 1970), Erskine (“6”, 6/19/52, 5/12/56), Face (“9”, 18-1 1959 .947), (2) Foster (“10”, “9”, one 1977 M.V.P, one MVP 1977 52 Hrs), Garr (“9”, Road Runner Life Time 306), (2) Garvey (both “7”, both “MVP-74”), Gionfriddo (d.2003, “10”, 10-5-47), T. Gonzalez (“8”, .286), D. Green (“6”, 1980), Groat (“9”, N.L. MVP 1960), (2) Holmes (“10”, “8”, Lifetime B.A. 302, 37 Straight 1945), Kingman (“10”, 442 H.R.), Knight (“8”, W.S. MVP 1986), Law (“9”, Cy Young Award 1960), Madlock (“9”, Mad Dog), Marion (“9”, 1944 N.L. MVP), McCormick (“9”, Cy Young Giants 67’), (2) Newcombe (“8”, “7”, one Rookie of the Year-“49” Cy Young-MVP “56”, one MVP-Cy Young-“1956”), Pafko (“9”), Pappas (“8”, No-Hit 1972). Podres (“9”, 1955 World Series 2-0), Santo (“9”, 342 HR), M. Scott (“7”, ’86 Cy Young), Singer (“8”, July, 1970), Stuart (“9”, 3 Home Run’s, 7 RBI’s 6-30-60), Thomson (“7”, Oct. 3,1951), Virdon (“9”, Rookie of Year 1955); Other: Flanagan (“8”, 1979 A.L. Cy Young 23-9, OML). 
 
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