CINCINNATI REDS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CO-SIGNED BY: JOHNNY BENCH, MARIO SOTO, TOM HUME, DUANE WALKER, RAY KNIGHT, FRANK PASTORE, JOE NOLAN, JUNIOR KENNEDY, JEFF COMBE, JOE "LUMBER" PRICE, CHARLIE LEIBRANDT, PAUL MOSKAU, BRUCE BERENYI, DAN DRIESSEN, TOM "TOM TERRIFIC" SEAVER, RICK O'KEEFFE, BRIAN RYDER - HFSID 284442
Sale Price $595.00
1980 CINCINNATI REDS
Ball was signed during Spring Training by 22 team members
Baseball signed: "Tom Seaver" (sweet spot), "Geoff Combe", "Ray Knight", "Joe Nolan", "Joe Price" (twice), "Frank Pastore", "Paul Moskau", "Mario Soto", "Dan Driessen", "Junior Kennedy", "Bruce Berenyi", "Charlie Leibrandt", "Johnny Bench", "Tom Hume" as regular season Reds (14), "Duane Walker", "Rick O'Keeffe" , "Brian Ryder". Spalding official grade Youth League baseball with imprinted logo of the Cincinnati Reds. There are 22 signers in all, 5 of whom remained unidentified. There are 16 signers who played for the Cincinnati Reds during the 1980 season. The remaining identified signers, and presumably the unidentified ones as well, spent Spring Training with the Reds but played elsewhere during the season. Walker (who would play for the Reds 1982-1985), and O'Keeffe played for the Indianapolis Indians, the Reds' AAA affiliate. Ryder played for Nashville of the Southern League, a farm club of the New York Yankees. The 1980 Cincinnati Reds under manager JOHN MCNAMARA (b. 1932) finished 89-73, third in the National League West, their ninth of ten consecutive winning seasons which included their World Championship teams of 1975-1976. Signers include two future members of the Hall of Fame: catcher JOHNNY BENCH (b. 1947) was inducted in 1989 and pitcher TOM SEAVER (1944-2020) was inducted in 1992. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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