1949 Washington Senators Team Signed Baseball w/ Julio Gonzales & Dizzy Sutherland

1949 Washington Senators Team Autographed Baseball signed by 24 members of the team and coaching staff including two of the toughest signatures of any players in the 1940's: Julio Enrique Gonzales (total of 13 Major League games) and Dizzy Sutherland (a total of one Major League Game). Both players had only a brief stint with the team and in the majors, after which Gonzales went back to Cuba and Sutherland went back to his former career of driving a cab in DC. Neither signed much and their signatures (especially Gonzales) are considered by collectors to be ultra rare. They are among the most bold and clear signatures on the ball and appear next to each other on the same panel. Some of the other highlights on the ball include HOF Catcher Rick Ferrell, and player, coach and entertainer Nick Altrock. Please see photos for condition of the ball and signatures. The full list of players and coaches on the ball follows: 

Dick Weik, d. 1991, Sid Hudson, d. 2008, Sherry Robertson, d. 1970, Julio Enrique Gonzalez,  d.1991, Dizzy Sutherland, d. 1979, Lloyd Hittle, d. 2012, Mickey Harris, d. 1971, Eddie Robinson, Joe Haynes, d. 1967, Rick Ferrell, d. 1995, Joe Kuhel, d.1984, Ed Yost, d. 2012,Dick Welteroth, d. 2014, Sam Mele, d. 2017, Al Evans, d. 1979, Sam Dente, d. 2002, Ed Stewart, d. 2000, Nick Altrock, d. 1965, d. Hal Keller, d.2012, Mark Christman, d. 1976, Clyde Vollmer, d. 2006, Ray Scarborough, d.1982

This is a rare opportunity to own an extraordinary example of a 1949 Senators Team signed ball with both Sutherland and Gonzales. It may be the only such complete example in existence and if not, certainly one of only a few.  Gonzalez debuted for the Senators on August 9, 1949 and his last game was on September 25, 1949.  Sutherland appeared in one game on September 20, 1949.  Our guess is that this ball was most likely signed on September 20, 1949 (when both players would have been at the ballpark).

 

Two of the rarest 1940’s debut baseball players and one of the rarest baseballs on the planet.

 

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Item: 10921

Price: $3,495.00
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1949 Washington Senators Team Signed Baseball w/ Julio Gonzales & Dizzy Sutherland