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redbirdNo45
07-14-2012, 10:05 AM
Anybody have an idea?:)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/egnuw46kpqp1hl2/LwfMZ2w5IS

Skippy15
07-14-2012, 10:23 AM
They appear to be on an old ball since they say National league not Major League Baseball.

any information where you got the ball? Passed down from a relative or a yard sale perhaps?

BradytoGronkTD
07-14-2012, 10:32 AM
Brian Scalabrine

mark1125
07-14-2012, 10:55 AM
Wow. I tried. No idea on those 2nd two.

rickshaw
07-14-2012, 10:56 AM
Unkown is one Of the all time greats.

eric1501
07-14-2012, 11:00 AM
2nd one Roger Maris and 3rd one Hank Aaron?

WrightStuff82
07-14-2012, 12:26 PM
Closest match I could get to the 2nd picture is Bob Mavis.. But he was a pinch runner (who appeared in 1 game) for Detroit (AL) in 1949. I looked at the 1949 Detroit roster, there was also a Hal White on that team? Kinda close to the 2nd one. Somebody took an NL ball to a Detroit game and got a couple of scrubs to sign it? Or it was signed during his minor league career. White was at Toledo with Mavis a few years. Could have been signed there. Mavis was also a manager in the Detroit farm system after this career, as well as a scout for the Pilots/Brewers, and Braves in the 60s-80s.

Best I could come up with.

AndyfromNeptune
07-14-2012, 12:53 PM
Closest match I could get to the 2nd picture is Bob Mavis.. But he was a pinch runner (who appeared in 1 game) for Detroit (AL) in 1949. I looked at the 1949 Detroit roster, there was also a Hal White on that team? Kinda close to the 2nd one. Somebody took an NL ball to a Detroit game and got a couple of scrubs to sign it? Or it was signed during his minor league career. White was at Toledo with Mavis a few years. Could have been signed there. Mavis was also a manager in the Detroit farm system after this career, as well as a scout for the Pilots/Brewers, and Braves in the 60s-80s.

Best I could come up with.

This sounds right.

claymaker52
07-14-2012, 01:04 PM
Closest match I could get to the 2nd picture is Bob Mavis.. But he was a pinch runner (who appeared in 1 game) for Detroit (AL) in 1949. I looked at the 1949 Detroit roster, there was also a Hal White on that team? Kinda close to the 2nd one. Somebody took an NL ball to a Detroit game and got a couple of scrubs to sign it? Or it was signed during his minor league career. White was at Toledo with Mavis a few years. Could have been signed there. Mavis was also a manager in the Detroit farm system after this career, as well as a scout for the Pilots/Brewers, and Braves in the 60s-80s.

Best I could come up with.

Bob Mavis is correct. a simple google search shows the signatures match. Someone mentioned hank aaron as the other. I doubt that because aaron had a more distinct signature and didnt smash his first and last name together.

redbirdNo45
07-15-2012, 08:22 AM
This is the same ball with both autographs. It was left in a storage shed and the shed owner keep it, a Chi Sox fan..