A “Who’s Who” of Baltimore baseball greats, the presented lot contains (28) official league balls penned by former notable Oriole icons. Signed on the sweet spots unless otherwise noted, the ballpoint signature average (“9”) on generally clean spheres. Highlights include Belanger (d.1998), Ripken, Ripken (side panel Aberdeen ball, “7”), F. Robinson (“8”), Tittle (scarce), Wilhelm (d.2002) and a World Series Champs ball signed by Weaver (ss)/Bauer (d.2007)/Altobelli. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentications. Please visit our website for a list of the remaining signatures.
The remaining signed baseballs include: Anderson, Baines, Bilecki, DeCinces, Finley, Flanagan, Larsen, Lynn, MacPhail, (2) McDonald, McGregor, Mussina, Palmer, Pappas, Powell, R. Roberts, L. Smith, C. Thompson, Weaver and Woodling (d.2001).
This lot also contains two limited edition unsigned Orioles Fotoballs still sealed in their original cellophane – 1999 Orioles vs. Cuba and 2001 Ripken’s Last Game.