Need help on Dodgers signatures - 4th down from the top and the one all the way at the bottom. Thank you!
Carmen Mauro is 4th down.
I can't see the bottom one well enough. A better image with a clear over the signature view would help a great deal.
Thanks for the help! Unfortunately I no longer have the ball in hand to take a better picture of the bottom signature. We recently sold the ball without being able to identify those two signatures and the current owner now is giving to a special friend as a gift. She would like to identify ALL of the signatures so she can present that info to her friend along with the ball.
Do you know if all the signatures were from Brooklyn days? Do you know the date the ball was actually signed?
Looks like mostly LA Dodgers (post 1957). Came from the collection of Dodgers pitcher Claude Osteen.
it is clearly a mixed ball, no specific team year as Mauro and Doug Rau and others were never even close to teammates. Could have been a old-timers, reunion or fantasy camp ball even. Several others I can see have large gaps between their Dodger days. Mickey Owen (40s) and Burt Hooton (70s-80s). Osteen and Larker may have crossed paths briefly, would have to look up the years each joined/left LA in the early 60s. I can also see Shotgun Shuba on one side panel, barely. He was 50s era. That is why seeing a better angle of that bottom signature would probably solve the riddle. it could be just about anyone. I am pretty good with Dodger sigs, but it is stumping me and unless I can see it better, will have to blame the angle.
If you can get the new owner to send a better pic, I am fairly certain I can scratch off the last name, or if I can't, someone else might.
Any chance it could be a non-player? Front office exec, or something?
Here are some better images
Possibly Al Glossop? It's cramped if it is but there was limited space...
No, definitely not Glossop but thanks
Could that last one be a shortened (due to space) Chuck Essegian?
Hate getting stumped by a Dodger sig, but not seeing it still. Sometimes it takes that frame of reference to guide your eyes/brain to the prize! It's not happening here for me.