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Lot # 953: Nice Collection of 1952-1971 Cleveland Indians Team Signed Baseballs (8)

Category: Cleveland Indians

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 11 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2022",
which ran from 5/20/2022 7:00 PM to
6/11/2022 10:00 PM



Collection of eight Cleveland Indians team-signed balls spanning the years 1952 and 1971. Highlights include two balls from the club's 1954 pennant-winning season in which they won a then-record 111 games, and a ball from 1957 that includes a Roger Maris rookie signature. In our inventory, we have listed all the Hall of Fame signatures and any notables. The balls are all in Excellent to Mint condition overall. 

 1952: Twenty-six blue-ink signatures (averaging 6/10) on an OAL (Harridge) ball, including Lopez (Mgr., sweet spot), Doby, Wynn, Feller, Lemon, Easter, Rosen, Garcia, Tipton, Mitchell, Fridley, Avila, Boone, Hegan, and Brissie. 

1954 (AL Champions): Twenty-nine blue-ink signatures (averaging 6/10) on an OAL (Harridge) ball: Lopez (Mgr., sweet spot), Doby, Feller, Wynn, Lemon, Newhouser, Garcia (on ball label), Majeski, Philley, Houtteman, Hooper, Rosen, Regaldo, Pope, Mossi, Dente, Westlake, Avila, Strickland, Smith, Hegan, Harder (coach), Narleski, Naragon, Glynn, Mitchell, Cuccinello (coach), Grasso, and one other (illegible). 

1954 (AL Champions): Twenty-nine blue-ink signatures (averaging 6/10) on an OAL (Harridge) ball, including Lopez (Mgr., sweet spot), Doby, Feller, Wynn, Lemon, Rosen, Avila, Wertz, Grasso, Mossi, Dente, Naragon, Mitchell, Smith, Majeski, Harder (coach), Lobe (coach), Pope, Houtteman, Westlake, Kress (coach), and Cuccinello (coach).

1955: Thirty-three black-ink signatures (averaging 7/10) on an OAL (Harridge) ball, including Lopez (Mgr., sweet spot), Kiner, Feller, Doby, Lemon, Wynn, Newhouser, Score (twice), Mitchell, Naragon, Altobelli, Dente, Wertz, Rosen, Strickland, Avila, Majeski, Houtteman, and Westlake. 

1957: Thirty-two blue-ink signatures (averaging 7/10) on an OAL (Harridge) ball, including Farrell (Mgr., sweet spot), Maris (rookie season), Lemon, Wynn, Colavito, Altobelli, Mossi, Avila, Narleski, Carrasquel, Hegan, and Smith. 

1958: Thirty-four blue-ink signatures (averaging 7/10) on an OAL (Harridge) ball, including Doby, Gordon (coach/Mgr., sweet spot), Minoso (on ball label), Stanky (coach), Avila (sweet spot), Vernon, Nixon, Held, Wertz, Hunter, Mossi, Vernon, Colavito, and McLish. 

1963: Twenty-nine blue-ink signatures (averaging 4/10) on an OAL (Cronin) ball, including Tebbetts (Mgr., sweet spot), Wynn, Davalillo, Kindall, Brown, Latman, Alvis, Abernathy, Held, Grant, Whitfield, and Walker. 

1971: Twenty-five blue-ink signatures (averaging 6/10) on a Cleveland Indians souvenir ball, including Dark (Mgr., sweet spot), Chambliss, Colbert, Nettles, Ford, Leon, Hinton, and Farmer.

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