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Imagine the joy that the nation felt when the 1945 World Series rolled around. After four long years of war, finally the major league greats had returned to the National Pastime and American life could continue as before. Offered here is a rather heavily-shellacked "Official League" baseball signed by members of the world champion Detroit Tigers of 1945. Chuck Hostetler, Walter Wilson and Bob Maier have signed on the sweet spot. Also, Al Benton, Hub Walker, Hal Newhouser, Hank Greenberg, Pat McLaughlin, Eddie Mayo, Hack Miller, Steve O'Neill, Roy Cullenbine, Stubby Overmire, Skeeter Webb, Joe Hoover, a very faint Charles Gehringer and more. The sigs on the sweet spot and most of the names listed on side panels are reasonably dark, 6 or 7 of 10. The other two panels are much lighter, about 3/4 of 10. Again, there is a heavy shellac coating over the signatures and while of course it has darkened with age the color is consistent and the overall appeal is good. Auction LOA from JSA.
1945 World Champion Detroit Tigers Team Signed Ball
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