A city without professional sports just two decades earlier, Baltimore baseball and football squads who quickly showed championship form. These souvenirs are autographed by stars of those rosters. Ballpoint pennings average (“9-10”) strength! Keys include: 1970 Baltimore Orioles: a legal size sheet signed by (27) with Palmer, B. Robinson, F. Robinson and Weaver; 1969 Baltimore Colts: (4) 8 x 11-1/2” sheets of graph paper signed by (62) with Hendricks, Morrall, Shula and Unitas. Auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.
1970 Baltimore Orioles Team-Signed Page: an 8-1/2 x 12-5/8” sheet with a black-and-white team photo adhered to the top. Team members have signed in blue or red ballpoint and include: Belanger, Blair, Crowley, (2) Cuellar, Drabowsky, Etchebarren, Frey (coach), Hall, Hardin, Hendricks, Hunter (coach), D. Johnson, Leonhard, Lopez, McNally, Motton, Palmer, (2) Phoebus, Powell, Rettenmund, Richert, (2) B. Robinson, F. Robinson, Salmon, Staller (coach), Watt and Weaver (manager).
Note: the above-mentioned team photo is of the 1969 club, but these signatures are most definitely from the 1970 installment.
1969 Baltimore Colts Team-Signed Pagers: (4) 8 x 11-1/2” sheets of graph paper signed in black or blue ballpoint by (62) with highlights including: Alley, Austin, Ball, Cogdill, Cole, Duncan, Dunn, Fleming, Gaubatz, Grant, Grimm, Havrilak, Hendricks, Hinton, Johnson, Lee, Logan, Lyles, Matte, Mauck, Maxwell, McCafferty (coach), McMillan, Miller, Mitchell, Morrall, Moss, Nelson, Orr, P. Pearson, Perkins, Porter, Ressler, Richardson, Riley, Sandusky (coach), Shula (coach), B. R. Smith, Stukes, Sullivan, Unitas, Volk and Wright.
Note: these autographs were most likely gathered during training camp, as Gary Fleming, Jim McMillan, Dennis Nelson and George Wright were 1969 draft choices who never made an NFL roster.