1957-1959 Chicago White Sox Team-Signed Ball Collection (4)

Sold For: $1,293

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 942

Item Year: 1959

Category: The Sy Berger Collection

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This collection of four 1950s-era Chicago White Sox team-signed balls is highlighted by the inclusion of a ball dating from the team's pennant-winning season of 1959, the year of the "Go-Go Sox." 1) 1957. Twenty-eight blue-ink signatures (varying shades, "7" to "9") on a Chicago White Sox souvenir ball including Doby, Fox, Lopez (Mgr., sweet spot), Aparicio, Torgeson, Esposito, Rivera, Howell, Minoso, Pierce, LaPalme, Dropo, Wilson, Keegan, and Landis. Ex. 2) 1958. Twenty-five blue-ink signatures (fourteen of the signatures display minor bleeding, "7" to "9") on a Chicago White Sox souvenir ball including Fox, Aparicio, Lopez (Mgr., sweet spot), Wynn, Torgeson, Francona, Dropo, Lollar, Donovan, Rudolph, Pierce, Phillips, and Howell. Ex. 3) 1958. Twenty-nine blue-ink signatures (varying shades, "8" to "10") on a Chicago White Sox souvenir ball including Lopez (Mgr., sweet spot), Fox, Aparicio, Wynn, Boone, Rivera, Pierce, Shaw, Torgenson, Lown, Lollar, Phillips, Shaw, and Smith. Ex. 4) 1959. Thirty blue-ink signatures ("6") on a Chicago White Sox souvenir ball including Fox, Aparicio, Lopez (Mgr., sweet spot), Wynn, Doby, Torgeson, Landis, Smith, Lollar, Goodman, Rivera, Esposito, Cash, Romano, Callison, Simpson, Ennis, Battey, Shaw, Pierce, Lown, Staley, Latman, Arias, Berres (coach), Cooney (coach), Gutteridge (coach), and Cuccinello (coach). Ex. From the Sy Berger Collection. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 4 balls. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $1,293


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