Featured is a 1951 Giants team ball with eighteen signatures, including then-rookie Willie Mays. The heavily toned ball still boldly shows the signatures it graces. While a few are lower- grade, most fall into the (“5-7”) range including Mays (“6”) on the east panel. Other notables are Manager Leo Durocher on the sweet spot (d.1991), HOF announcer Russ Hodges (d.1971), Monte Irvin, Sal Maglie (d.1992) and Bobby Thomson. For a more complete list of signatures please visit our website. This lot comes with a full LOA from James Spence Authentications.
Signatures include: Al Dark, Hodges (d.1971), Sheldon Jones (d.1991), Mays, Jack Lohrke, Al Corwin (d.2003), Thomson, Whitey Lockman, Larry Jansen, Davey Williams, Durocher (d.1991), Irvin, Maglie (d.1992), Wes Westrum (d.2002) and four unknown.