From the proud collection of an ardent baseball fan, these (7) vintage album pages were autographed in 1954 by stars throughout the National League. Several are comprehensive team signings that include players who never made it to the parent club, suggesting with high probability that these were compiled during spring training. The thick stock pages measure 11-3/4 x 14” and are signed either on the page or on a published likeness of a specific player. Bold signatures show (“9”) or better quality throughout! Includes:
Leo Durocher: single-signed page; signed and personalized on published photograph page adhered to album page
Willie Mays: single-signed page; signed “Willie Mays – NY Giants” and personalized on published photograph page adhered to album page; on the reverse, Giants pitcher Paul Giel has signed.
Milwaukee Braves: Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock, Bill Bruton, Bob Buhl, Sam Calderone, Gene Conley, Del Crandall, Jack Dittmer, Joe Jay, Ernie Johnson, Dave Jolly, Bob Keely (coach), Johnny Logan, Chet Nichols, Danny O’Connell, Jim Pendleton, Roy Smalley, Bobby Thomson, Bucky Walters (coach), Charlie White and Jim Wilson.
New York Giants: Leo Durocher (manager), Fred Fitzsimmons (coach), Herman Franks (coach), Bill Gardner, Harvey Gentry, Paul Giel, Marv Grissom, Bobby Hofman, Monte Irvin, Ray Katt, Whitey Konikowski, Sal Maglie, Willie Mays, Don Mueller, Mario Picone, Dusty Rhodes, Ronnie Samford, Ebba St. Claire, Bill Taylor, Wes Westrum, and Dave Williams,
Philadelphia Phillies: Richie Ashburn, Floyd Baker, Benny Bengough (coach), Smoky Burgess, Mel Clark, Earle Combs, Jim Command, Murry Dickson, Del Ennis, Granny Hamner, Willie Jones, Ted Kazanski, Jim Konstanty, Stan Lopata, Eddie Mayo (coach), Maje McDonnell (coach), Bob Miller, Terry Moore (manager), Bob Morgan, Gus Niarhos, Cy Perkins (coach), Tom Qualters, Steve Ridzik, Robin Roberts, Dan Schell, Curt Simmons, Earl Torgeson, Herm Wehmeier and (1) unidentified signature.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Gair Allie, Dick Cole, Bob Fitzpatrick (coach), Bob Friend, Sid Gordon, Dick Hall, Fred Haney (manager), John Hetki, Vic Janowicz, Nick Koback, Bill Koski, Paul LaPalme, Larry Lassalle, Dick Littlefield, Jerry Lynch, Sam Narron (coach), George O’Donnell, Eddie Pellagrini, Laurin Pepper, Bob Purkey, Curt Roberts, Jack Shepard, Bob Skinner, Clyde Sukeforth (coach), Max Surkont, Jake Thies and Preston Ward.
St. Louis Cardinals: signed on one side by Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst; and on the reverse by Rip Repulski.
Note: the pages have chips and age-induced discoloration along the edges, but none of the signatures are affected. Auction LOA from JSA.