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    1944 Philadelphia Athletics Team Signed Baseball. Perhaps if Hall of Fame great Al Simmons had not retired early in the 1944 season, the Philadelphia Athletics may have performed a little better. The Connie Mack-managed squad was in the process of rebuilding and ended the season at 72-82, good for fifth place in the American League. As one HOF player's career was ending, another was just beginning as rookie George Kell began finding his swing with this team. The legendary Mack has signed the sweet spot of this OAL (Harridge) baseball, with Woody Wheaton underneath. Simmons and Kell are both found on this ball, a rarity with the players only overlapping four games this season.

    Other names include Ed Busch, Frankie Hayes, Jesse Flores, Carl Scheib, Bobby Estalella and Dick Siebert, as well as fourteen more. Signatures rank in at 7/10 and 8/10 in vintage fountain pen. JSA has deemed the Connie Mack as clubhouse. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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