Offered are two multi-signed team balls from the American League All-Star teams of 1987 and 1988. The autographs have all been penned in black ink. The 1987 ball contains signatures mostly in the (“4” to “5”) range with key signatures: Ripken Jr., Hunter, Puckett, Mattingly and McGwire. The 1988 ball autographs mostly grade within the (“6” to “7”) range with key signatures: Ripken Jr., Puckett, Mattingly, Clemens and McGwire. Both balls contain a few signatures that grade better or lesser than these ranges. These two items are accompanied by an auction COA from James Spence Authentications. For a complete listing of the signatures on these balls, please visit our website.
The 1987 Official All-Star Game ball contains (29) signatures and includes Sweet Spot: McNamara; West Panel: Trammell, Seitzer, unidentified, Parrish, Righetti, Winfield, unidentified, Henke and Tabler; East Panel: Baines, Ripken Jr., Fregosi, Howell, Puckett (d.2006), Mattingly; North Panel: Reynolds, Nokes, Hunter, Langston, Witt, McGwire, Hurst; South Panel: Morris, Saberhagen, Boggs, Plesac, unidentified, R. Henderson.
The 1988 ball contains (28) signatures on an OAL Brown and includes Sweet Spot: Kelly; West Panel: Eckersley, Ripken Jr., Lansford, Boggs, Canseco, Russell, Brett; East Panel: D. Jones, Viola, Reynolds, Henderson, Stieb, Puckett (d.2006), Reardon; North Panel: Clemens, Greenwell, Plesac, Winfield, Steinbach, Gubicza, Laudner; South Panel: McGwire, Mattingly, Ray, Alexander, Stillwell and Guillen.