Having entered Major League Baseball only four seasons prior, the 1997 Florida Marlins tackled a sizable task deemed near-impossible for several franchises: their first World Series title. This Official 1997 World Series (Selig) baseball is autographed by (31) members of that championship expansion club. The lightly toned sphere (grade NM) showcases blue ballpoint pennings that average (“8-9”) potency with: Sweet Spot: Jim Leyland (manager); North Panel: unidentified, Jerry Manuel (coach), Bob Natal, Moises Alou, Rob Stanifer, Todd Dunwoody, Craig Counsell, Jeff Conine, Antonio Alfonsaca; South Panel: Ed Vosberg, Gary Sheffield, Alex Fernandez, Devon White, Felix Heredia, Cliff Floyd, unidentified, Milt May (coach), Robb Nen; West Panel: unidentified, unidentified, Charles Johnson, Darren Daulton, Al Leiter, Gregg Zaun and East Panel: Kevin Brown, Jim Eisenreich, Kurt Abbott, John Cangelosi, Dennis Cook, Bruce Kimm (coach). Full photo LOA from JSA.
Note: JSA LOA says there are 32 signatures, but our count is (31).