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    1953 St. Louis Browns Team Signed Sheet We've often wondered why so few relics from the Brownies have survived to the modern day. One theory is that they were so awful (they posted a 54-100 record in '53) that nobody cared. But then Bill Veeck could still bring fans out to the ballpark, though this came on the strength of his Barnum-esque stunts (i.e., Eddie Gaedel) rather than for the drama of a pennant chase. Regardless of the reason for the scarcity, we can take heart in the fact that this charming piece survived, featuring 26 9/10 and better blue ink signatures from the team that would become the Baltimore Orioles the following season. Most notable are the great Veeck (in 10/10 pencil) and Satchel Paige, the ageless Negro League sensation. Larsen, Wertz, Trucks, Marion and Dyck are among the others present. Some tape staining at the edges, scattered foxing and original mailing folds with minor separation are noted for accuracy, though the overall eye appeal (especially with the great Brownies in the letterhead) is top-notch anyhow. LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

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