BILL WHITE - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: BOBBY BROWN - HFSID 284472
Sale Price $81.00
BILL WHITE and BOBBY BROWN
Their signatures on a commemorative cover for the 1989 World Series, during which they were Presidents of their respective Leagues. That office was abolished 10 years later.
Commemorative Cover signed: "Bill White", "Bobby Brown", 6½x3¾. Special cover marking Game 3 of the 1989 World Series, postmarked World Series Station, San Francisco, California, October 17, 1969, 25-cent US flag stamp affixed. The Oakland A's defeated the San Francisco Giants in 4 games in this series, interrupted by a major earthquake. Bill White (b. 1934) began his career with the New York Giants (1956) and played for twelve of the next thirteen seasons. He missed the 1957 season due to military service. In his 1,673 games, White bashed 202 homers and 870 RBIs. Named an All Star in 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, and 1964, he was awarded the National League Gold Glove for first base from 1960-1966 and ranked in the Top 10 MVPs in 1963 and 1964. In 1964, he won the World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals. His best years were with the Cardinals, the team he spent eight seasons with. White was President of the National League from 1989-1994. BOBBY BROWN (1924-2021) played with the Yanks from 1946 to 1954, claiming four World Series rings in 1947, 1949, 1950 and 1951 while studying for a medical degree. He has a career batting average of .279, hitting .300 or higher in his first three Major League seasons, with 22 home runs and 237 RBIs, as well as 444 putouts, 780 assists and 92 double plays as a defensive player. After leaving the majors, Brown practiced cardiology in the Dallas-Fort Worth area until the early 1980s, when he became a vice-president of the Texas Rangers. He succeeded Lee McPhail as American League president in 1984, serving for ten years. He presented the World Series Trophy to the champion Toronto Blue Jays in 1992 and 1993 instead of the Commissioner of Baseball. The offices of League President were abolished in 1999. Lightly creased and toned. Toned darker on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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