The offered expansion keepsake is autographed by (23) members of the Milwaukee Brewers inaugural 1970 roster. Purchased in bankruptcy court by Bud Selig that year, the short-lived Seattle Pilots franchise was relocated to Milwaukee and became the Brewers. With limited time before opening day, the club was forced to use the Pilots’ 1969 uniforms and replace the logos. Performing like their West Coast predecessors, the Brewers fared only one game better (65-97) than the Pilots had. This off-white OAL Cronin sphere (grade “6”) is decorated with black ballpoint signatures that average (“8-9”) strength and clarity. Includes:
Sweet Spot: Bristol (manager); North Panel: Moore (bullpen coach), Krausse, Twitchell (partially obscured by a small drilled hole), Burda, Pattin and Alvis; South Panel: Pena, Gil, Roof and Bolin; West Panel: Snyder, Ermer (third base coach), Hershberger, Brabender, Hegan and Stock (pitching coach). There is a personalization (in an unknown hand) at the bottom of this panel; East Panel: Morris, Lockwood, Meyer, McMillan (first base coach) and Gelnar; Reverse Sweet Spot: O’Donoghue. Full photo LOA from JSA.