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(12) 1978 American League Team-Signed Baseballs

Lot Number 677

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With a whopping five teams with 90-plus wins (including four in one division!), the 1978 American League season featured legendary performers, many of whom appear on these (12) team-signed OAL MacPhail orbs. With no clubhouse examples, pennings average (“7-8”) quality. Keys include: Red Sox: (22 sigs) with: Eckersley, Fisk; Angels: (26 sigs) with: K. Brett, Tanana; White Sox: (30 sigs) with: Doby, Lemon; Indians: (23 sigs) with: Clyde, Diaz; Tigers: (25 sigs) with: Rodriguez, Whitaker; Royals: (25 sigs) with: Brett, Herzog; Brewers: (27 sigs) with: Molitor, Yount; Yankees: (16 sigs) with: Hunter and R. Jackson; A’s: (23 sigs) with: Horton, Schoendienst; Mariners: Bochte, Pinson; Rangers: (26 sigs) with: Lowenstein, Zisk; Blue Jays: (23 sigs) with: Ault, Hartsfield. Auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.

1978 Boston Red Sox Team-Signed Baseball: mildly toned OAL MacPhail ball (grade “6”) with ballpoint signatures averaging (“8”) potency. Includes: Sweet Spot: Zimmer (manager); North Panel: Evans, Remy, Rice, Jackson (coach), Campbell and Bowen; South Panel: Stanley, Wright, Burgmeier, Hriniak (coach), Drago and Lee; West Panel: Yost (coach), Pesky (coach), Burleson, Brohamer and Fisk; East Panel: Lynn, Kendall,Eckersley and Hassler

1978 California Angles Team-Signed Baseball: mildly toned OAL MacPhail orb (grade “7”) with ballpoint signatures averaging (“8”) potency. Includes: Sweet Spot: Grissom (coach) and Garcia (manager); North Panel: Clear (coach), Landreaux, Skinner (coach), Hartzell and Aase; South Panel: Fairly, Ro. Jackson, Solaita, Frost, Machemer and Grich; West Panel: Rudi, Baylor, Chalk, D. Miller, Rettenmund and Lansford; East Panel: McNamara (coach), Hampton, Downing, Tanana, Knapp and K. Brett; Reverse Sweet Spot: R. Miller

1978 Chicago White Sox Team-Signed Baseball: unevenly toned OAL MacPhail sphere (grade “6”) with ballpoint signatures averaging (“7”) quality. Includes: Sweet Spot: Lemon (manager); North Panel: Garr, Breazeale, Bannister, Washington, Knoop (coach) and Nordhagen; South Panel: Molinaro, S. Hairston, Bosley, unidentified, Kravec and Stone; West Panel: S. Williams (coach), Pryor, Schueler, Dal Canton and (3) unidentified; East Panel: Kucek, Doby (coach), Squires, Kessinger, Soderholm, Lam. Johnson, Molinaro (repeat signatures), Torres and Trout; Reverse Sweet Spot: Miρoso

1978 Cleveland Indians Team-Signed Baseball: medium-toned OAL MacPhail ball (grade “6”) with ballpoint signatures averaging (“6-7”) potency. Includes: Sweet Spot: Torborg (manager); North Panel: Speed, Spillner, Diaz (d.1990), P. Reuschel, G. Alexander and T. Cox; South Panel: Colavito (coach), Hassey, Nossek (coach), Haddix (coach), Diaz (repeat signature), Duncan, Paxton and Veryzer; West Panel: Garland, Norris, Kuiper and Clyde; East Panel: Hood, Dade, Manning and Monge

1978 Detroit Tigers Team-Signed Baseball: creamy OAL MacPhail orb (grade “7”) with ballpoint signatures averaging (“5-6”) strength (with ink migration throughout). Includes: Sweet Spot: Rodrνguez; North Panel: Kemp, Rozema, Trammell, Parrish and Staub; South Panel: Morris, Thompson, Stanley, Hatfield (coach), Whitaker and Billingham; West Panel: Slaton, Tracewski (coach), Foucault, Baker, G. Brown (coach) and Crawford; East Panel: Hatfield (repeat signature), Wockenfuss, Mankowski, Gladding (coach), LeFlore, Wagner and Young

1978 American League Western Division Champion Kansas City Royals Team-Signed Baseball: lightly toned OAL MacPhail sphere (grade “6”) with ballpoint pennings averaging (“8”) potency. Includes: Sweet Spot: Herzog (manager); North Panel: Wathan, Lau (coach), White, Gale, Porter (d.2002), Boros (coach), Splittorff, Gura and Brett; South Panel: McGilberry, Washington, Pattin, Hurdle and Hrabosky; West Panel: Kusnyer, Cisco (coach), Paschall, Mingori and Terrell; East Panel: Hassler, Leonard, Otis, Quirk and Bird

1978 Milwaukee Brewers Team-Signed Baseball: lightly toned OAL MacPhail ball (grade “6-7”) with ballpoint signatures averaging (“7”) potency. Includes: Sweet Spot: Bamberger (manager); North Panel: Moore, Rodgers (coach), R. Stein, Augustine, Thomas and McLish (coach); South Panel: Replogle, Castro, Rodrνguez, Kuenn (coach), Gantner, D. May and Yount; West Panel: Haney, Farmer, Sorensen, Caldwell, Cooper and Haas; East Panel: Davis, Howard (coach), Molitor, B. Martinez, Money and Lezcano; Reverse Sweet Spot: Thomas (repeat signature)

1978 New York Yankees Team-Signed Baseball: clean white OAL MacPhail orb (grade “8-9”) with ballpoint signatures averaging (“8”) potency (with minor ink migration on most). Includes: North Panel: Fowler (coach); Clay, Gossage, White and Gullett; South Panel: Beattie, Randolph, Blair, Tidrow and Johnstone; West Panel: Spencer and Hunter; East Panel: Chambliss, Berrea (coach) and Howser (coach, d.1987)

1978 Oakland A’s Team-Signed Baseball: mildly toned OAL MacPhail sphere (grade “7”) with ballpoint signatures averaging (“8”) quality. Includes: Sweet Spot: Winkles (manager); North Panel: Newman, Schoendienst (coach), Keough, Broberg and Staggs; South Panel: Wirth, Heaverlo, Coleman, Edwards, Thomasson and Stange (coach); West Panel: Lacey, Adams, McKeon (coach), M. Perez, Picciolo and Wallis; East Panel: Johnson, Alston, Gross, Horton and unidentified

1978 Seattle Mariners Team-Signed Baseball: mildly toned OAL MacPhail ball (grade “7”) with ballpoint signatures averaging (“8-9”) potency. Includes: Sweet Spot: D. Johnson (manager); North Panel: Mitchell, Pinson (coach), Roberts, Stinson, Robertson, Meyer, Hale and Pole; South Panel: Rawley, Stanton, Bochte, Plummer, Abbott, Stein and C. Reynolds; West Panel: Honeycutt, Pasley, Stanton (repeat signature) and House; East Panel: Todd, Montague, Bαez, Parrott, Stock (coach), Colborn and J. Cruz

1978 Texas Rangers Team-Signed Baseball: lightly toned OAL MacPhail orb (grade “6”) with ballpoint signatures averaging (“7-8”) potency. Includes: Sweet Spot: Hunter (manager); North Panel: Comer, Schaffer (coach), Wills, Lowenstein, Lindblad, Thompson, Umbarger, Ellis and Putnam; South Panel: Hargrove, Medich, Barker, Oliver, Matlack and Alomar; West Panel: Bevacqua, Hudson (coach), Alexander, Sundberg and Corrales (coach); East Panel: Gray, Campaneris, F. Koenig (coach), Norman, Mirabella and Zisk

1978 Toronto Blue Jays Team-Signed Baseball: mildly toned OAL MacPhail sphere (grade “8”) with ballpoint signatures averaging (“7-8”) strength. Includes: Sweet Spot: Hartsfield (manager); North Panel: Miller (coach), Bailor, Ewing, Jefferson and Leppert (coach); South Panel: Moore (coach), Clancy, Coleman, Upshaw, Garvin and Howell; West Panel: Warner (coach), Kirkwood, Moore, Ault (d.2004) and Ashby; East Panel: A. Woods, Underwood, Lemanczyk, Murphy, unidentified and Wiley

 
 
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