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1952-1955 New York Giants Team-Signed Baseball Lot of (3)

Lot Number 784

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There are plenty of reasons to get excited about the New York Giants teams of the early '50s. Regularly outshone by their crosstown rivals the Yankees and the Dodgers, the Giants grabbed their fair share of the spotlight over the period of 1950-1955, which saw some thrilling moments, great players and two trips to the World Series. The Giants won the National League pennant in 1951 when Bobby Thomson hit the "Shot Heard 'Round the World". The 1954 World Series triumph over the heavily favored 111-win Cleveland Indians was a thrill ride that saw "The Catch" by Willie Mays, along with some truly incredible pinch-hitting heroics by the colorful "Dusty" Rhodes, whose idea of training was a visit to a local saloon. Mays joined fellow Negro League star Monte Irvin with the Giants in 1951 and after returning from military service, he had a breakout year in '54. "Sal the Barber" Maglie was a mainstay in the pitching rotation, Johnny Antonelli won 21 games in '54, Hoyt Wilhelm held down the bullpen fort and through it all Leo "the Lip" Durocher was in charge. Many of the men who made all of this possible have contributed autographs to this 1952-1955 New York Giants team-signed baseball lot of (3). The dozens of autographs included were period-signed on early edition ONL/Giles baseballs, with Willie Mays appearing on (2). Auction LOA from JSA.


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1952 ONL/Giles ball (EX+) with (25) autographs ranging ("5" to "8") in potency unless noted, with:

Sweet Spot: Leo Durocher (stamped version)

North Panel: Dave Williams, Hank Thompson, Monte Kennedy, Larry Jansen, Sal Yvars, Wes Westrum, Sal Maglie

South Panel: George Wilson, Bobby Thomson ("3-4"), Chuck Diering, Bob Elliott, Al Dark, Hal Gregg

East Panel: Bob Hofman, Bill Howerton, Max Lanier, Bill Rigney, Don Mueller, Monte Irvin (HOF), Dave Koslo

West Panel: Jim Hearn, George Spencer, Hoyt Wilhelm (HOF), Whitey Lockman





1954 ONL/Giles ball (EX) with (30) autographs ranging ("5" to "8") with:

Sweet Spot: Leo Durocher (stamped version), Ruben Gomez

North Panel: Dusty Rhodes, Larry Jansen, Johnny Antonelli, Don Mueller, Al Worthington, Jim Hearn, Sal Maglie

South Panel: Bob Hofman, Alex Konikowski, Monte Irvin (HOF), Paul Giel, Hoyt Wilhelm, Don Liddle, Dave Williams, Wes Westrum

East Panel: Joey Amalfitano, Bill Gardner, Marv Grissom, Ray Katt, Bill Taylor

West Panel: Al Dark, Al Corwin, Hank Thompson, Whitey Lockman, John McCall, George Spencer, Foster Castleman, Willie Mays (HOF)





1955 ONL/Giles ball (EX) with (27) autographs ranging ("6" to "8") with deference to (4) partially covered by a thin paint drip, with:

Sweet Spot: Leo Durocher (stamped version), Ruben Gomez

North Panel: Mickey Grasso, Hank Thompson, Jim Hearn, Johnny Antonelli, Monte Irvin (HOF), Ray Katt, Don Williams

South Panel (first (4) are affected by paint drip): John McCall, Joey Almalfitano, Bill Taylor, Whitey Lockman, Paul Giel, Wes Westrum, Al Dark

East Panel: Bill Gardner, Sal Maglie, Foster Castleman, Marv Grissom, Al Corwin, Willie Mays (HOF), Hoyt Wilhelm (HOF)

West Panel: Dave Williams, Don Liddle, Bob Hofman, Dusty Rhodes

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