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1949 Boston Braves Team-Signed ONL/Frick Baseball with (21) Signatures Including Southworth & Spahn - Full JSA

Lot Number 485

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Hall of Famers Billy Southworth and Warren Spahn play the starring roles for this 1949 Boston Braves team-signed baseball. This period signed ONL/Frick ball (EX) is uniformly toned to a light-cream shade, and hosts a total of (21) signatures. Coach Johnny Cooney has dated the ball on the east panel, as "Best Wishes 1949 Boston Braves", and several long deceased signers are favorable inclusions. Full photo LOA from JSA.


Featured signers are:


Sweet spot (2) signatures: Billy Southworth ("5-6", manager, d.1969), Geo "Doc" Young ("8-9", trainer);


North panel (7) signatures range ("3" to "5"): Pete Rieser, Warren Spahn, Nelson Potter, Ray Martin (did not play), Bill Voiselle, Earl Torgeson, Phil Masi;


South panel (5) signatures range ("2" to 4"): Connie Ryan, Bob Elliott (d.1966), Bobby Hogue, Jeff Heath, Jimmy Brown (clubhouse signature);


East panel (1) signature: Johnny Cooney ("7-8", coach);


West panel (6) signatures average ("5-6"): "Red" Barrett, Ray Sanders, Clyde Shoun (d.1968), Bill Salkeld (d.1967), Johnny Beazley, Normie Roy (did not play). 

 



 
 
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