1955 and 1957 Seattle Rainiers PCL Team-Signed Balls - One with Fred Hutchinson and One with Maury Wills

Sold For: $360

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2620

Item Year: 1955

Category: Internet Only

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Pair of Pacific Coast League team-signed baseballs. 1) 1955 Seattle Rainiers (League Champions). Twenty-eight blue-ink signatures on an official Pacific Coast League (Goodwin) ball including Fred Hutchinson (Mgr., sweet spot), Ryne Duren, Larry Jansen, Bill Kennedy, Vic Lombardi, George Schmees, Monty Basgall, Gene Verble, Ray Orteig, Marv Williams (sweet spot), Bob Balcena, Moe Savransky, and Bob Kelly. Signatures range from "5" to "10," averaging "8." The ball has been coated with a thin layer of protective shellac; otherwise it is in Excellent to Mint condition. 2) 1957 Seattle Rainiers. Eighteen blue-ink signatures on a red-stitched ball (manufacturer's labels no longer legible), including Maury Wills, Larry Jansen, Bud Podbielan, Bill Glynn, Bill Kennedy, Eddie Basinski, Marion Fricano, Lyle Luttrell, and Joe Taylor. The Lefty O'Doul signature on the sweet spot has been deemed a clubhouse example by both JSA and Beckett. Signatures range from "6" to "8." Vg, with light toning/soiling and a few minor abrasions. Total: 2 balls. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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