Swashbuckling combatants in the heat of a summer pennant race, (27) members of the 1963 Pittsburgh Pirates signed this ONL Giles baseball. The gorgeous clean and creamy orb (grade “8-9”) is decorated with ballpoint pennings that average (“7-8”) strength, with highlights including: Burgess, Clemente, Face, Friend, Haddix, Stargell, Veale and Virdon. Full photo LOA from JSA. More on our website.
Sweet Spot Murtaugh (clubhouse); North Panel Oceak (coach), Friend, Burgess, Francis (“4” strength), Savage, Bailey, Face and Baker (coach); South Panel Veale, Sisk, Osborn (coach), Schofield, Virdon and Clemente; West Panel Trucks (coach), Lynch, McBean, Stargell, Brand, Schwall, Pagliaroni and Elliott; East Panel Law, Cardwell, Haddix, Logan and Gibbon.
On the lower portion of the south panel, a handwritten notation reads “6-16-63.” While the Bucs prevailed that day in extra innings, the win only temporarily stemmed a 10-17 June swoon that left the Bucs under .500 for good.