Supplanting the New York Yankees as baseballs juggernaut, the Philadelphia Athletics gave the front runners all they could handle in 1928 before winning their first of three straight pennants in 1929. Winners of 104 games that year, (26) members of that World Series champion squad autographed this vintage team panoramic photo. Framed to 32 x 8-3/4, the sepia-toned photo shows the players lined in a single row at their Shibe Park venue. Executed in black-ink steel tip fountain pen, the signatures vary in terms of strength, with the majority maintaining (8-9) quality (with a few even nicer!) On the appropriate images from left to right, the pennings include: E. Collins, Gleeson (coach), French, Dykes, J. Cronin, Summa, Bishop, Hale, LeBourveau, Cochrane (stamp signature), Perkins, Breckinridge, Foxx (9), Moore (bat boy), C. Mack (clubhouse signature), Miller, Simmons, Rommel, Walberg, Grove (7), Ehmke, Earnshaw, Quinn, Haas, Shores, Burns, Boley and E. Mack (coach). The photo displays nicely with some minor age-induced cracking along the lower border and has an unknown signature on the far left border. Full photo LOA from JSA.
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The signatures are:
Eddie Collins, Jim Gleeson (coach), Walt French, Jimmy Dykes, Jim Cronin, Homer Summa, Max Bishop, Sammy Hale, Bevo LeBourveau, Mickey Cochrane (stamping), Cy Perkins, Bill Breckinridge, Jimmie Foxx (9), Lawrence Moore (bat boy), Connie Mack (clubhouse), Bing Miller, Al Simmons, Eddie Rommel, Rube Walberg, Lefty Grove (7), Howard Ehmke, George Earnshaw, Jack Quinn, Mule Haas, Bill Shores, George Burns, Joe Boley and Earle Mack (coach)