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.