From an era marked by escalating salaries, new stadiums and performance-enhanced statistics, these (11) team-signed baseballs showcase ballpoint pennings with highlights including: 1986 Reds: with Diaz (d.1990), Pιrez and Rose; 1990 Cubs: with Dawson, Maddux and Sandberg; 1990 Cardinals: with Pendleton, Schoendienst and O. Smith; 1991 Blue Jays: with R. Alomar, Olerud and Stieb; 1995 Phillies: with Daulton, Dykstra and Schilling. Individual full photo LOAs from JSA. More on our website.
1980 Minnesota Twins/New York Mets: a lightly toned ONL Feeney ball (grade 6) signed in ballpoint and fiber tip marker (average 7 strength) by: Sweet Spot: Roe (umpire); North Panel: J. Brinkman (umpire) and R. Hodges; South Panel: Norwood, unidentified, Ward, Morales, Orosco and Pignatano (coach); West Panel: Kobel, Butera and Stearns; East Panel: Sularz (San Francisco Giants player), Cubbage, Morales (repeat signature), Wilson and Voltaggio (umpire)
1982 Montreal Expos: an ONL Feeney ball (grade 6) with scattered toning spots and ballpoint signatures averaging (7) strength. Includes: Sweet Spot: Fanning (manager); North Panel: DeMars (coach), Sanderson, Little, Youngblood, Cisco (coach), Boros (coach), Stenhouse and Flynn; South Panel: B. Smith, Gullickson, Carter, Reardon, Blackwell and Rapp (coach); West Panel: Lea, Johnson, Norman, Phelps and Rogers; East Panel: Wallach, Burris, Speier, Fryman, Mills, Wieghaus, Dawson and Raines
1986 Cincinnati Reds: a clean white ONL White ball with scattered faint toning spots (grade 7) and ballpoint pennings averaging (5) strength with: Sweet Spot: Rose (player/manager); North Panel: Terry, Breeden (coach), Smith, DeMars (coach), Montgomery and Diaz (d.1990); South Panel: Landrum, Lee, R. Robinson, Botelho and Pιrez; West Panel: unidentified, Parker, Murphy, Milner, unidentified, Price and Gullickson; East Panel: unidentified, Esasky, Oliver, Kemp and ONeill. Note: the appearances of Botelho, Kemp and Lee suggests that these signatures were gathered during spring training.
1990 Chicago Cubs: a clean white ONL White ball (grade 9-10) with (25) ballpoint signatures averaging (8) strength. Highlights include: Bielecki, Boskie, Dascenzo, Dawson, Girardi, Maddux, Pico, Sandberg, D. Smith, Varsho, Villanueva, Wilson and Zimmer (manager).
1990 New York Mets: a mildly toned ONL White ball (grade 7) with blue ballpoint autographs averaging (8) strength. Includes: Sweet Spot: Harrelson (manager); North Panel: H. Johnson, Stottlemyre (coach), Whitehurst, Boston, Reed, Magadan, McReynolds, Torve and Fernandez; South Panel: Machado, Mercado, OMalley, Strawberry, Peρa, Cone and Gooden; West Panel: unidentified, Hiller (coach), Miller, Franco, Magadan (repeat signature), Sasser and Jefferies; East Panel: Diaz, Pavlick (coach), Treviρo, Cubbage (coach), Viola, Ojeda and Teufel
1990 St. Louis Cardinals: a clean white ONL White ball (grade 8-9) with black ballpoint signatures averaging (6) strength. Includes: Sweet Spot: Schoendienst (manager); North Panel: Morris, Wilson, Oquendo, L. Smith, McGee, Niedenfuer, Tudor and Dayley; South Panel: Terry, Zeile, unidentified, Guerrero, Hudler and Hill; West Panel: O. Smith, Pagnozzi, Tewksbury, Coleman and DiPino; East Panel: Thompson, Walling, Pendleton, Jones, Collins and DeLeon
1990 San Diego Padres: a mildly toned ONL White ball (grade 7) with ballpoint signatures averaging (8) strength. Includes: North Panel: Benes, Whitson, Roberts and Otis (coach); South Panel: S. Alomar, Sr. (coach); West Panel: Lynn, Stephenson, Clark, Schiraldi, Parent and Hurst; East Panel: Templeton and J. Carter
1991 New York Mets: a snow white ONL White ball (grade 10) with (29) blue ballpoint signatures averaging (9-10) strength. Highlights include: Cerone, Cone, Elster, Fernandez, Franco, Gooden, Harrelson (manager), Jefferies, McReynolds, Miller, OBrien, Peρa, Simons, Stottlemyre (coach), Teufel and Whitehurst.
1991 St. Louis Cardinals: a lightly toned ONL White ball (grade 6-7) with (29) black ballpoint signatures averaging (7) strength. Highlights include: Alicea, M. Clark, Cormier, Dent, Gilkey, Jones, Josι, Sherrill, O. Smith, Stephens, Thompson (inscribed 25) and Torre (manager).
1991 Toronto Blue Jays: a mildly toned OAL Brown ball (grade 7) with (28) ballpoint autographs averaging (6) strength. Highlights include: Acker, R. Alomar, Borders, J. Carter, Fraser, Gaston (manager), Leiter, MacDonald, Myers, Olerud, Stieb, Timlin and Wilson.
1995 Philadelphia Phillies: a snow white ONL Coleman ball (grade 10) with blue ballpoint signatures averaging (9) strength. Includes: Sweet Spot: Fregosi (manager); North Panel: Bowa (coach), Hollins, Borland, Varsho and Dykstra; South Panel: Webster, Vukovich (coach), Duncan and Baker (honorary coach); West Panel: Williams, Morandini, Gallagher, Longmire and Daulton; East Panel: unidentified, Jefferies and Schilling