There's plenty of star power lighting up this trio of vintage multi-signed collectibles. Dating from the 1960s are (2) baseballs and (1) program signed by period athletes and others whose playing days took place long before, along with a prominent comedian. All (3) of these multi-signed items come from the personal collection of the longtime host of the "Tops in Sports Banquet", a Baltimore area event that was held annually for decades. Auction LOA from JSA.
ONL/Giles ball with (14) autographs that range in strength from ("5" TO "8") with: north panel: Tommy Byrne, Herb Armstrong, Gus Triandos, Jim Busby; south panel: Al Kaline (HOF), Harvey Kuenn, Willy Miranda, Nellie Fox (HOF), comedian Joe E. Brown; east panel: Jimmie Dykes; west panel: Mickey Vernon, Rich Ashburn (HOF), Eddie Robinson, Whitey Ford (HOF)
Rawlings Official League (EX) ball with (18) autographs that range in strength from ("4-5" to "7") with: north panel: Ed Roebuck, undetermined, Gus Trinados, Bob Turley, Al Kaline (HOF), Hal Smith; south panel: Chuck Stobbs, Lum Harris , Billy Hunter, Lou Sleater; east panel: Stan Miasek, Red McQuillen, Frank Baker (HOF, d.1963); west panel: Johnny Temple, undetermined, Fritz Maisel (d.1967), sporstcaster Ernie Harwell (HOF Frick Award), Art Donovan (HOF).
1967 Tops in Sports program (NM) signed on separate pages by (4) with average ("8-9") strength, with: Lefty Gomez, Hank Bauer, baseball ambassador Tommy Richardson, Frank Robinson
Also present are (2) un-signed Tops in Sports programs, both (NM) with: 1963, 1967