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1952 White Sox/Senators Team-Signed Baseball With D. Dean and Full JSA

Lot Number 323

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As they all tried to catch those “Damn Yankees” in 1952, American League also-rans from Chicago and Washington saw fit to endorse this OAL Harridge baseball. The creamy orb (grade “5-6”) is home to blue-ink fountain pen signatures whose qualities vary. The (12) pennings are headlined by Dizzy Dean (“6-7” strength), who served as a commentator for Mutual radio broadcasts that season. Additional keys include Minnie Minoso (“4”), Billy Pierce (“3”) and media legends Mo Siegel (“5”) and Bob Wolff (“4-5”). Full photo LOA from JSA. More on our website.

Sweet Spot: Morris Siegel (Washington sportswriter, “5” strength); North Panel: Lou Kretlow (“6”), Joe Haynes (“7”) and Dizzy Dean (“6-7”); South Panel: Minnie Minoso (“4”) and Sam Dente (“5”); West Panel: Hal Brown (“3-4”), Billy Pierce (“3”), Willy Miranda (“4-5”) and Bob Wolff (“4-5”); East Panel: Saul Rogovin (“3”) and Sherm Lollar (“4”).

Note: the accompanying LOA lists the signatures being from the Chicago White Sox (circa 1952-53 et al). It is more accurate, however, to pinpoint the signings to a Chicago-Washington game during the 1952 season. In addition to Washington, D.C.-area media personalities Siegel and Wolff, former Senators player Joe Haynes has signed, thus pinpointing the year to 1952, as Haynes was released by the Senators on October 7 of that year.

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