Presented is an attractive selection of 1950s baseball memorabilia. The highlight of this grouping is (3) signed 1953 Philadelphia Athletics scorecards from Spring Training, which respectively contain (18) signatures from the Philadelphia Athletics with Mack (d.1956), (6) from the Cardinals with Musial and Schoendienst and (4) from the Red Sox and Athletics. The autographs are penned in black ink and grade mostly (“7”) with a few better or lesser. These scorecards contain blank scoring sheets, but grade overall (VG-EX) due to creasing on the covers and some paper aging and staining on the pages. Additionally, (87) 1950-1952 Bowman cards and a 1950 Philadelphia Phillies facsimile signature baseball round out this collection. For a more detailed listing, please visit our website. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentications.
Philadelphia Athletics (18): with Bevan (d.1968), Byrd (d.1985), Harrington, A. Kellner (d.1996), Kolloway (d.1994), Mack (d.1996), Demaestri, T. Hamilton (d.1973), Kume, MacKinson (d.1989), McCrabb, Cass Michaels (d.1982), Bing Miller (d.1964), Wally Moses (d.1990), Ray Murray (d.2003), Rozek (d.2001), Scheib,
St. Louis Cardinals (6): Fusselman (d. 1970), Musial, Rand (d.1996), Schoendienst and (1) unidentified.
Boston Red Sox (4): Hoot Evers (d.1991), Niarhos (d.2004), Steve O’Neill (d.1962, Philadelphia), Jim Piersall.
(2) 1950 Bowman Baseball (PR), (3) 1951 Bowman Baseball with #254 Jensen (GD) and (82) 1952 Bowman Baseball (handcut from sheet): #21 Fox, #23 Lemon, #30 Schoendienst, #53 Ashburn and #162 Irvin.
Also included is a 1950 Philadelphia Phillies facsimile signature baseball from the “Whiz Kids” that grades (“5”) with some toning issues.