View Full Version : 1973 Oakland A's team signed baseball

06-05-2012, 06:08 PM
I listed the attached 73 A's team signed ball on eBay. In the mean time I purchased PSA/DNA quick opinion and it came back not likely genuine. eBay then promptly removed my listing. I know the ball is heavy on club house signatures, but I would still consider its a genuine 73 ball. What do you guys think?

06-05-2012, 06:36 PM
The Dick Williams doesn't look at all like mine--a '72 ball. the Reggie/Dick Green/Vida Blue don't match up real well either. The others look good enough--for a novice like me--similar at least. But the Williams one doesn't look right at all.

06-05-2012, 11:14 PM
First off, I'll preface this by saying that some larger pictures would help, but as one of the resident 70's A's fans on the board, I'll take a swing at the one's that look like they're in the ballpark
I believe Dick Williams is a clubhouse, and the following look good enough that I'd want to have someone look at it in person:
Vern Hoscheit (he signed in that spot quite a bit), Knowles, Green, North, Adair, Marquez, Pina, Fingers, Maxvill, Bando, Stock, McKinney.
I'll pass on the Reggie because his early sig gives me fits, but it's quite possible it might be good as well.
Anyway, based on those, I'd say the ball is legit.

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06-06-2012, 12:02 AM
I also have a 1972 A's signed ball and the Dick Williams, Reggie, Vida Blue are all suspect to me. The rest is hard to tell without larger scans. Some look good, but it is simply to hard to tell.

06-06-2012, 06:16 PM
Now that you've added larger pictures, I'll stand by my original opinion (although I'm still going to pass on the Jackson) but I will add that I also like the Lindblad, Hegan, and Hamilton now that I can see them. Over all, I think it's a real nice ball with probably less clubhouse sigs than you original were thinking. The problem with the PSA quick opinion is that they probably based it solely on the Dick Williams.

06-06-2012, 07:33 PM
For what it's worth, here's a picture (not mine) I had added to a thread last year about Jackson's sig. The photo is of a 72 ball that had been authenticated...again, for what it's worth. Compare this sig with the poster's sig for reference.

06-07-2012, 09:15 AM
Wow, three A's fans on one Board!

The Williams and Jackson's are no good...Fingers, Campy, Bando look OK. In fact I think I know the clubhouse boy that signed them - I'll shoot him an email and see if he's willing to confirm.

That basically kills the ball in terms of value, HOWEVER, you've got to of the hardest to find A's autographs on the ball in Gonzalo Marquez and Horacio Pina. Both good. Only worth something to an A's collector, but they are as notoriously cheap as the A's current ownership.


06-07-2012, 09:56 AM
It's funny, if a Brooklyn Dodger ball has 3 or 4 clubhouse sigs it's still pretty expensive to buy, but if a 72, 73 or 74 A's ball has a couple of clubhouse's, all bets are off.

06-07-2012, 07:27 PM
Thank you for everyone's input. It's been very informative.
Since we on Reggie's signature, I also attached the 5 team balls I have with Reggie's signature. They all look different :mad: