The spirit of the popular “Whiz Kids” team lives on in this group of period signed baseballs. (3) ONL/Frick balls serve as host to (72) total 1949-1951 Philadelphia Phillies autographs showing average (“6-8”) signature quality. Key signers are: 1949: R. Asburn, B. Bengough, W. Jones, J. Konstanty, C. Perkins, R. Roberts, S. Rowe, K. Trinkle; 1950: R. Ashburn, B. Bengough, E. Waitkus; 1951: R. Ashburn, B. Bengough, W. Jones, R. Roberts, E. Waitkus. Auction LOA from JSA. Complete list on our website.
The complete list of included signers is as follows:
1949 ONL/Frick ball (VG-EX) lightly shellacked (30) autographs with: Sweet Spot: Ken Heintzelman, “Schoolboy” Rowe; North Panel: Eddie Miller, Russ Meyer, Bill Nicholson, Charlie Bicknell, Rich Ashburn, Mike Goliat, Jim Konstanty; South Panel: undetermined, Ken Silvestri, Andy Seminick, Stan Hollmig, Willie Jones, Curt Simmons, Robin Roberts; East Panel: “Blix” Donnelly, “Dusty” Cooke (coach), Eddie Sawyer (manager), Frank Weichec (trainer), Benny Bengough (coach), Del Ennis; West Panel: “Cy” Perkins (coach), Dick Sisler, “Buddy” Blattner, Hank Borowy, Stan Lopata, Ken Trinkle, “Maje” McDonnell (coach); Reverse Sweet Spot: Granny Hamner
1950 ONL/Frick ball (EX) light shellac on two panels, (18) autographs with: Sweet Spot: Curt Simmons; North Panel: Stan Lopata, Benny Bengough (coach), Frank Weichec (trainer), Dick Whitman; South Panel: Rich Ashburn, Jimmy Bloodworth, Andy Seminick, Eddie Sawyer (manager), East Panel: “Putsy” Caballero, Mike Goliat, Dick Sisler, Milo Candini, Eddie Waitkus, “Bubba” Church; West Panel: “Dusty” Cooke (caoch), Ken Silvestri, Granny Hamner
1951 ONL/Frick ball (EX-MT) with (24) autographs: North Panel: “Putsy” Caballero, Andy Hansen, Niles Jordan, Richie Ashburn, Benny Bengough (coach), “Maje” McDonnell; South Panel: Willie Jones, Jimmy Bloodworth, Robin Roberts, “Bubba” Church, “Jocko” Thompson, Jackie Mayo; East Panel: Andy Seminick, Eddie Pellagrini, Dick Sisler, Ken Heintzelman, Bill Nicholson, “Dusty” Cooke (coach), Lou Possehl, Eddie Waitkus (partially overlapped by a stain); West Panel: Ken Silvestri, Del Wilber, Mel Clark, Del Ennis