The 1965 NL pennant race turned into a “best of the west” battle between the Giants and Dodgers. Despite a 14-game September winning streak the mighty bats of the Giants could not keep pace with the strong arms of the Dodgers, settling a 95-win second place finish. Loaded with HOF stars, the ‘65 Giants took time from their dramatic season to sign this ONL/Giles ball (NM). Featured on this period signed sphere are (25) autographs ranging (“5” to “8”) with keys: Mays, McCovey, Marichal, Cepeda, Perry and Spahn. Full photo LOA from JSA.
The complete list of autographs is as follows: sweet spot: Jesus Alou, Herman Franks (Stamp), Orlando Cepeda; north panel: Ron Herbel, Hal Lanier, Ken Henderson, Bob Schroder, Masanori Murakami, Matty Alou; south panel: “Cap” Peterson, Len Gabrielson, Warren Spahn, Gaylord Perry, Tito Fuentes, Tom Haller, Bobby Bolin; east panel: Willie McCovey, Dick Schofield, Jim Hart, Jim Davenport, Juan Marichal; west panel: Willie Mays, Frank Linzy, Dick Bertell, Bill Henry, (1) undetermined