Among the quartet of teams that supplanted the Yankees as American League champs in the late-1960s, the Detroit Tigers boasted of veteran sluggers and solid pitching. These (4) baseballs are autographed by separate Motown installments and include: 1963 OAL Cronin with (26) including Bunning, Herzog and Kaline; 1965 OAL Cronin with (29) including Cash, Kaline and Oyler; 1967 OAL Cronin with (34) including Kaline, Moses and Sain; 1970 unofficial ball with (28) including Kaline, J. Niekro and M. Smith. Individual full photo LOAs from JSA. More on our website.
1963 a clean and creamy OAL Cronin ball (grade “8”) with (26) blue point signatures that show uniform ink migration, yet still average (“6-7”) potency with: Sweet Spot Dressen (manager); North Panel Lolich, Colavito, Faul, Herzog, Phillips, Kaline and Mossi; South Panel G. Brown, Blackburn (coach), Wert, Overmire (coach), Bunning and Koch; West Panel Sullivan, Lolich (repeat signature), Goldy, W. Smith, McAuliffe and Thomas; East Panel Gladding, Anderson, Mullin (coach), Thomas (repeat signature) and Bruton; Reverse Sweet Spot Swift (coach)
1965 a near-white OAL Cronin sphere (grade “7-8”) with (29) blue ballpoint signatures that average (“8”) strength and clarity. Includes: Sweet Spot Cash and Overmire (coach); North Panel Pena, Lumpe, Demeter, Fox, Regan and Holtgrave; South Panel McLain, Wert, Stanley, G. Brown, Kaline, Sherry and Nischwitz; West Panel Wickersham, Sullivan, Gladding, Horton, Hiller, G. Smith and Lolich; East Panel Oyler, Navarro, Sparma, Northrup, Aguirre and Redmond; Reverse Sweet Spot Skaff (coach)
1967 an off-white OAL Cronin ball (grade “6-7”) with (34) ballpoint signatures (average “8” strength) including: Sweet Spot Kaline; North Panel Dobson, Horton, Freehan, Gladding, Lolich, Naragon (coach), McLain and Aguirre; South Panel Moses (coach), Landis, Tracewski, Wert, Green, Oyler and Lasher; West Panel Wilson, Price, Lumpe, Cuccinello (coach), G. Brown, Sparma, Sain (coach) and Price (repeat signature); East Panel Northrup, Wickersham, Wood, Stanley, McAuliffe, Lolich, Marshall and Cash; Reverse Sweet Spot Moses (clubhouse) and M. Smith (clubhouse)
1970 a moderately toned unofficial team souvenir ball (grade “6”) with (28) blue ballpoint signatures (average “5” quality with uniform ink migration), including: Sweet Spot Kaline; North Panel Northrup, Cash, Jones, Cain and Scherman; South Panel Roarke (coach), Nagelson, Timmermann, Lolich, N. McRae, Maddox, Szotkiewicz and Price; West Panel G. Brown, Wert, McAuliffe, Collins, Lamont and Stanley; East Panel Kilkenny, Patterson, I. Brown, Hiller, Reed, J. Niekro and Gutierrez; Reverse Sweet Spot M. Smith (manager)