Play it smart, the breaks will come your way. Such was the philosophy of Earl Weaver’s Baltimore Orioles, who instilled fundamentally sound baseball and promptly supplanted the mighty Yankees as the American League’s winningest franchise in both the 1960s and 1970s. These (3) baseballs are autographed by pennant-winning installments from that well-oiled machine. Includes:
1969 American League Champion Baltimore Orioles: a gorgeous clean and creamy OAL Cronin sphere (grade “9”) with (26) black ballpoint signatures (average “8” strength). Includes: Sweet Spot: Weaver (manager) and Hunter (coach); North Panel: Bamberger (coach), Etchebarren, Rettenmund, May, Staller (coach) and Watt; South Panel: Severinsen, Hall, B. Robinson, Hendricks, Richert and Phoebus; West Panel: Lau (coach), Leonhard, Johnson, Floyd, Motton and Lopez; East Panel: Hardin, Blair, F. Robinson, Belanger, Powell and Buford. Full photo LOA from JSA.
1971 American League Champion Baltimore Orioles: a clean white OAL Cronin orb (grade “9-10”) signed n ballpoint by (29). Signatures average (“8-9”) potency and include: Sweet Spot: Weaver (manager) and Hunter (coach); North Panel: Powell, Jackson, Rettenmund, Johnson, Richert, Dalrymple, Dukes and Staller (coach); South Panel: Dobson, Motton, Hendricks, B. Robinson, Belanger, F. Robinson, Grich and Watt; West Panel: Hall, DaVanon, Etchebarren, Boswell, Buford and Crowley; East Panel: McNally, Salmon, Palmer and Blair; Reverse Sweet Spot: Cuellar.
1979 American League Champion Baltimore Orioles: a mildly toned OAL MacPhail ball (grade “6-7”) signed in blue ballpoint by (23). Scriptings average (“8-9”) quality and include: Sweet Spot: Weaver (manager) and Frey (coach); North Panel: Skaggs, DeCinces, Palmer, Smith and Ayala; South Panel: Dempsey, Garcia, McGregor, Hendricks (coach), Krenchicki and Bumbry; West Panel: Miller (coach), Lowenstein, Roenicke, Murray and Stewart; East Panel: Ripken, Sr. (coach), Singleton, May, Stoddard and Kelly.
Auction LOA from JSA