"Redbirds" rooters take flight with this period signed baseball. A total of (25) members of the 1948 St. Louis Cardinals team have autographed this Spalding Official League Leader ball (EX-MT), including the great Stan Musial, who won his third NL MVP award that year. Signature quality ranges ("6" to "8") unless noted. Auction LOA from JSA.
Featured signers are:
Sweet Spot: Marty Marion
North Panel: Del Wilber, Ted Wilks, "Whitey" Kurowski ("3"), "Nippy" Jones, Erv Dusak, Del Rice, "Babe" Young
South Panel: Ralph LaPointe, "Red" Munger, Jim Hearn, Eddie Dyer (manager, d.1964), Stan Musial, undetermined
East Panel: Murry Dickson, Harry Brecheen, Terry Moore, Bill Baker, Jerry Staley
West Panel: "Red" Schoendienst, Al Brazle, Don Lang, Ron Northey, Howie Pollet
Reverse Sweet Spot: Enos Slaughter ("5")