Autograph purists thrill to this vintage period signed baseball loaded with scarce autographs. (32) Members of the up and coming 1949 Phillies have signed this lightly shellacked ONL/Frick ball (EX). Dated “1949” at the top of the west panel, this evenly toned orb shows average (“6-8”) signature strength with (3) lesser. Key signers are: R. Ashburn, B. Bengough, B. Donnelly, D. Ennis, G. Hamner, P.H. Jones, J. Konstanty, C. Perkins, R. Roberts, S. Rowe, C. Simmons, E. Waitkus. Auction LOA from JSA. Complete list on our website.
The complete list of signers is as follows:
Sweet Spot: (Eddie Waitkus d.1972), Andy Seminick, “Putsy” Caballero
North Panel: “Blix” Donelly (d.1976), Benny Bengough (d.1968, coach), “Cy” Perkins (d.1963, coach), Jim Konstanty (d.1976), undetermined, Curt Simmons
South Panel: Granny Hamner, Eddie Miller, “Puddin’ Head” Jones (d.1983), Ken Heintzelman, “Schoolboy” Rowe (d.1961), Andy Seminick, Jackie Mayo
East Panel: Dick Sisler, Russ Meyer, Robin Roberts, undetermined, Hank Borowy, “Babe” Alexander (possible minor leaguer), Frank Weichec (trainer)
West Panel: “Maje” McDonnell (coach), Stan Lopata, “Bud” Blattner, Ken Silvestri, Del Ennis, Rich Ashburn
Reverse Sweet Spot: Ken Trinkle (d.1976), Eddie Sawyer (manager), Bill Nicholson