As the Braves ended New York’s run of Fall Classic representation for the Senior Circuit, Milwaukee was the hotbed of baseball. County Stadium turnstiles rung up league leading attendance figures for six straight seasons as those Midwest darlings beat the Yankees for a 1957 World Series title and darn near repeated in 1958. This ONL Giles ball is autographed by (28) members of the 1958 Braves. The creamy orb (grade “9”) is possibly the most gorgeous you’ll ever behold. Blue ballpoint signatures, meanwhile, elicit similar sentiments, averaging (“8-9”) strength with keys including: Aaron, Adcock, Burdette, Conley, Haney (manager), Mathews, Schoendienst and Spahn. Full photo LOA from JSA. More on our website.
Sweet Spot: Haney (manager); North Panel: Rush, Sawatski, Trowbridge, E. Johnson, Kaiser, Willey, Conley and Buhl; South Panel: Schoendienst, Littlefield, Crandall (“6” strength), Mathews, Burdette and F. Torre; West Panel: McMahon, Mantilla, Aaron, Adcock, Logan, Pafko and Jay; East Panel: Susce (coach), Spahn, Bruton, Covington, Hanebrink and Rice.
This ball was likely signed during spring training, as Kaiser had been acquired in December, 1957. He split the 1958 season between the Atlanta Crackers and Wichita Braves minor league affiliates, but never made it to the parent club.