Red Sox rooters enjoy a collecting doubleheader, with these (2) team-signed baseballs. Both are period signed editions, on OAL/Harridge balls, with autographs by the 1943 and 1950 Red Sox squads. Auction LOA from JSA.
1943 Team-signed baseball (VG-EX) with (21) autographs ranging ("4" to "6") in strength, with:
Sweet spot: "Skeeter" Newsome, Al Simmons (HOF, d.1956);
North panel: Pete Fox (d.1966), Bobby Doerr (HOF), Emmett O'Neill, undetermined, Tom Daley (coach, d.1946), "Tex" Hughson;
South panel: John Lazar, Tony Lupien, Mike Ryba (d.1971), undetermined, Roy Partee;
East panel: Bill Conroy, "Yank" Terry, Eddie Lake, George (Catfish) Metkovich, Mace Brown;
West panel: John Peacock, Jim Tabor (d.1953), Dick Newsome (d.1965).
1950 Team-signed baseball (GD-VG) with (21) autographs ranging ("6" to "8") under a thin layer of shellack, with:
Sweet spot: Ted Williams (clubhouse), Steve O'Neill (manager, d.1962);
North panel: Tom Wright, Matt Batts, Al Zarilla, Walt Dropo (Rookie of the Year), "Buddy" Rosar, Ellis Kinder;
South panel: Bill Goodman, Joe Dobson, Walt Masterson, Clyde Vollmer, Dick Littlefield, Lou Stringer;
East panel: Chuck Stobbs, "Birdie" Tebbetts, Vern Stephens (d.1968), Bobby Doerr (HOF);
West panel: Johnny Pesky, Mickey McDermott, Willard Nixon.