Relics from a competitive National League in 1963, these (2) baseballs are respectively signed by members of the Milwaukee Braves and St. Louis Cardinals, both of whom were among the seven teams with winning marks that year. Includes: Braves lightly toned ONL Giles ball (grade “6”) signed by (26) in blue ballpoint (average “7” strength) with Aaron, Mathews and Spahn; Cardinals near-white ONL Giles ball (grade “8”) signed by (18) in blue ballpoint (average “8” strength) with Flood, Musial and Schoendienst. Individual full photo LOAs from JSA. More on our website.
1963 Milwaukee Braves
Sweet Spot Bragan (manager); North Panel Schneider, Samuel, Butler, Piche, T. Aaron and H. Aaron; South Panel Bell, Walker (coach), Taussig, Lemaster, Willey, Mathews and Shaw; West Panel Funk, Crandall, Silvestri (coach), Spahn, Larker and Burdette; East Panel White (coach), Bolling, McMillan, Torre, Fischer and Raymond.
Note: this ball was likely signed during the club’s 1963 spring training session, as both Taussig and Willey were on the team but did not make appearances for the Braves during the 1963 season.
1963 St. Louis Cardinals
Sweet Spot Boyer and Musial; North Panel Shantz, Clemens, Kolb, Maxvill, Brice and Taylor; South Panel Simmons, Schoendienst and Minoso; West Panel Fanok, White, Washburn and Pollet (coach); East Panel Flood, Broglio and Bauta.
Note: this ball was likely signed during the club’s spring training session, as Minoso was dealt to the Senators on April 2 and Brice played in the Cardinals’ minor league system but did not appear for the parent club that year.