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jgmp123
07-05-2012, 03:27 PM
Does anyone know a good place to start if I am looking for a few umpire autographs? I am looking for the umpires from the 1955 World Series...

To be specific:
Bill Summers AL
Lee Ballanfant NL
Jim Honochick AL
Frank Dascoli NL
Red Flaherty AL
Augie Donatelli NL


Any help is appreciated... :)

mr2686
07-05-2012, 04:01 PM
Ah ha...you're going after the 55 series umpires now. That's a pretty cool addition. I know 4 of the 6 umpires have examples for sale on ebay right now...all pretty cheap. The other two I couldn't find anywhere right now.

whitehse
07-05-2012, 05:13 PM
I cannot be of any help with the autos but my 1st cousin married Augie Donnatelli's son. I have been asking them for years if they had any memorabilia around but there were some issues between the kids and their father and from what I am understanding there was no memorabilia to be had. They do have some great stories though!!

jgmp123
07-05-2012, 05:38 PM
Thanks Andrew. That is my fear...That I will collect all, but one and be chasing it forever...but I guess that's the fear we all have. :eek:

jcking2722
07-05-2012, 06:25 PM
I actually just picked up a ball signed by Ed Runge who from what I have read was one of the umpires of the WS Perfect Game by Don Larsen in 1956. It was in a lot of about 10 balls I picked up last week. Pretty cool ball and not a lot of them for sale. Anyway, I had to comment since you were asking about WS Umpire signed baseballs. Good luck with your 1955 set!

Josh