Derisively dubbed “The Phold,” the stretch-run collapse of the 1964 Philadelphia Phillies ranks among the most shocking conclusions in pennant race annals. A bittersweet souvenir for Phils phans, this ONL Giles ball is signed by (26) members of that infamous roster. The creamy orb (grade “8”) features blue ballpoint pennings that average (“7”) strength with keys including: Allen, Bunning, Callison, Johnson, Mauch (manager) and Short. Full photo LOA from JSA.
Sweet Spot Mauch (manager); North Panel Triandos, Kroll, Herrnstein, Callison, Bunning, Myatt (coach) and Lowrey (coach); South Panel Mahaffey, Gonzalez, Roebuck, Johnson, Roebuck (repeat signature), Amaro and Oldis (coach); West Panel Widmar (coach), Briggs, Dalrymple, Corrales, Covington and Wine; East Panel Allen, Baldschun, Boozer, Culp, Short and Rojas.
Included, as well, is a complete set of (27) 1964 Philadelphia Evening and Sunday Bulletin team photos. These 8x10 thick stock premiums feature artist Jim Ponter’s color portrayals of Phillies players. The majority are crisp and clean, with moisture-induced stains on a few.