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1953 Philadelphia Phillies Team-Signed Ball With Roberts and Drews

Lot Number 601

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With starters completing a league-best 76 of their outings, the 1953 Philadelphia Phillies secured 83 regular-season triumphs, only to be lost in the shuffle as Brooklyn won a franchise-record 105 games. The offered baseball is autographed by (21) of that year's "Fightin' Phils." A period Wilson "Ted Williams Speed Ball" is the medium for black or blue ballpoint pennings that range in quality to show ("8-9") to ("5-6") quality. The ball (grade "5") exhibits mild toning and handling. Signatures include: Sweet Spot: O'Neill (manager, d.1962); North Panel: Lohrke (d.2009), Konstanty (d.1976), Mayo, Ryan (d.1996) and Torgeson (d.1990); South Panel: Clark, Ridzik (d.2008), Roberts ("6"), Waitkus (d.1972) and Qualters; West Panel: Simmons, Stuffel, Ennis (d.1996), Drews (d.1963, signature "5-6") and Lopata; East Panel: Hansen (d.2002), Hamner (d.1993), Jones (d.1983), Peterson (d.1995) and Nicholson (d.1996).

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