1968 World Series Collection with Tigers Team-Signed Yearbook and Cardinals Team-Signed Ball (7 items)

Sold For: $1,410

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 1099

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This diverse collection, comprised of both signed and unsigned material, commemorates the 1968 World Series and features items relating to either the Detroit Tigers or St. Louis Cardinals. 1) 1968 St. Louis Cardinals Team-Signed Ball. Twenty-five signatures on an official National League (Giles) ball: Flood (sweet spot), Schoendienst (Mgr., sweet spot), Gibson, Brock, Carlton, Maris, Edwards, McCarver, Briles, Spiezio, Hughes, Maxvil, Tolan, Hoerner, Gagliano, Granger, Schofield, Simpson, Jaster, Gilson, Washburn, Shannon, Ricketts, Sisler (coach), and one other (illegible). The year, "1968," is written in black ink on the ball label. The signatures, signed in either blue or black ink, range from "6" to "10," averaging "7/8." Ex-Mt, with very light age toning. 2) 1968 Detroit Tigers Sosnak Ball. The elaborately hand-painted folk art tribute ball, hand painted by former umpire George Sosnak, commemorates the Tigers 1968 World Championship season and features images of Al Kaline, Mickey Lolich, and Denny McLain. Nr-Mt. 3) 1968 Detroit Tigers Signed Yearbook. The yearbook has been signed on the cover in blue Sharpie (grading "10") by twenty-three team members including Kaline, Mathews, McLain, Brown, Lolich, Wilson, Wyatt, Patterson, Lasher, Dobson, Naragon (coach), Hiller, McAuliffe, Price, Horton, Wert, Northup, Tracewski, Stanley, and Matchick. Ex. 4-7) Four 1968 Sports Illustrated Magazines. Four different 1968 issues of Sports Illustrated ; two featuring covers devoted to one or more members of the Detroit Tigers and two featuring covers devoted to one or more members of the Cardinals. The issues offered here are July 29th, August 19th, September 23rd, and October 7th. All bear mailing labels and are in Excellent condition overall. Total: seven items (1 signed ball, 1 Sosnak ball, signed yearbook, and four Sports Illustrated magazines). LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,410

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