Baseball’s best converged on Washington DC on 7/10/56 for the annual MLB All-Star Game. This 23rd playing of the mid-summer classic took place at Griffith Stadium, with the NL coming out on top by a score of 7-3. Hard to believe that a team that fielded Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle, who both homered in the game, could wind up playing second fiddle. You be the judge of the AL’s talent with this multi-signed ASG program.
This vintage game day souvenir tallies an incredible (27) American League All-Star autographs, including the manager, both coaches and (24/26) players, with only Billy Martin and Ray Narleski excluded. Showing solid (VG) quality, this bright, glossy program is conveniently signed entirely on the front cover, with autograph strength averaging (“8-9”), with deference to (1) lesser as noted below.
The list of signers as they appear top to bottom, left to right, with HOFers underscored is: Ted Williams, Ray Boone, Sherm Lollar, Nellie Fox, Chuck Dressen (“5-6”), Vic Power, Harry Simpson, Mickey Vernon, Roy Sievers, Whitey Ford, Jim Turner, Jim Wilson, Early Wynn, Al Kaline, Tom Brewer, Jim Piersall, Charlie Maxwell, Casey Stengel, Frank Sullivan, Johnny Kucks, Herb Score, Bill Pierce, Harvey Kuenn, George Kell, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Gil McDougald. Full photo LOA from JSA.