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Chuck Dressen Collection of Signed/Unsigned Photos Plus 1959 Dodgers Team-Signed Ball

Lot Number 901

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Get up close and personal with Chuck Dressen, his wife, relatives, teammates and acquaintances with this collection of vintage photographs and a team-signed baseball. The photos in question are all of a vintage nature and are generally Type I originals or vintage period publicity shots in the case of a few actors and actresses. Various notations indicate these items were the property of Dressen, his wife Ruth, his brother Bill and wife Flo. From the looks of things, old Chuck was a worldly guy who got around….with wife in tow of course. Auction LOA from JSA for signed items. Featured are:


1959 Los Angeles Dodgers team-signed ONL/Giles ball (VG-EX) with (26) signatures averaging (“4” to “6”) quality with: sweet spot: Walt Alston; north panel: Rip Repulski, Danny McDevitt, John Klippstein, Greg Mulleavy, Johnny Podres, (2) undetermined; south panel: Carl Furillo, Stan Williams, Maury Wills (rookie season), Wally Moon, (1) undetermined; east panel: Roger Craig, Charlie Neal, Norm Larker, Pee Wee Reese, Joe Pignatano, (1) undetermined; west panel: Ron Fairly, Chuck Dressen, Dom Demeter, Greg Mulleavy, Larry Sherry, Jim Gilliam, (1) undetermined


(32) Photos average (VG to EX) with a few better and a few lesser and signatures range (“7” to “9”), with: (3) signed by Chuck Dressen including one celebrating the 1947 World Series with Ralph Branca drinking from a trophy; (7) signed by actors/actresses, all personalized to Bill & Flo: Don Ameche, Michael O’Shea, John Hodiak, Charles Bickford, Brenda Marshall, Charlotte Greenwood, Sara Allgood; (4) signed by Dressen’s wife including one with Casey Stengel; (3) signed by Dressen’s sister including one with Leo Durocher in NY Giants uniform at Wrigley Field and one with NY mayor Vincent Impellitteri at a ballgame;  (1) signed by Dressen’s dog Bonnie (in his wife’s handwriting); (14) unsigned with one each: Dressen as a player in 1934, the cast of the film “Lifeboat”, Dressen with Stengel, Dressen with family, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall at a club, Bruce Cabot and others at a club, sportswriter John Carmichael at Wrigley Field; and (7) of Dressen and wife made as Christmas greeting cards

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