1968 St Louis Cardinals Signed Team Ball with Maris 
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The 1968 World Series was a fiercely fought contest between the Detroit Tigers and the St Louis Cardinals. The Tigers prevailed in seven games, but this Cardinals team is one of the most beloved groups in team history. Bob Gibson was superb, winning two games with a minute 1.67 ERA. Lou Brock lead the team in almost every statistical category, and the 1968 World Series was the last hurrah for the oft injured Roger Maris, who hit a mere .158 in his final series. Offered is a white ONL Giles baseball with (26) signatures including Sweet Spot: Schoendienst (7) and Cepeda (7); North Panel: Hughes, Granger, Gagliano, Spiezio, Hoerner (d.1996), Maris (d.1985, 8); South Panel: Carlton (9), Schofield, Washburn, Brock (7); East Panel: Schultz (d.1996, coach), Edwards (2), Shannon, Tolan, McCarver, Briles (d.2005), Gibson (2): West Panel: Flood (d.1997,8), Mikkelsen (d.2006), Davis (d.1992). There are four signatures that are very light, including the Bob Gibson and Edwards with the other two remaining unidentified. Of the twenty-six signatures, four are unidentified, but the key figures on the National League Championship team are present, including Maris, Carlton, Flood and Gibby. Auction COA from James Spence Authentications. 
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