As Don Wert made the slow and steady climb to the big leagues, he collected these items and cherished them for years. Includes: 1960 Durham Bulls Team-Signed Baseball a creamy unofficial orb (grade “8-9”) signed by (19) including Lolich, Overmire and Wert; 1961 Denver Bears Team-Signed Baseball creamy Official American Association (Burris) ball (grade “8”) signed by (25) with Amoros, Metro and Wert; 1958 GA-FLA Championship Ring a size 9-1/2 sterling silver accessory from the Valdosta Tigers’ conquest. More on our website.
1960 Durham Bulls Team-Signed Baseball blue ink autographs average (“8”) strength and include: Sweet Spot Stubby Overmire (manager); North Panel Wayne Shaper, Dan Briner, Johnnie Seal and Don Wert; South Panel Jerry Torres, Bill Roman, John Sullivan, Rufus Anderson, Cliff Adams and Jim Rice; West Panel Mickey Lolich, Tom Timmermann and Dave Brown; East Panel Joel McDaniel, Andy Kosco, Dave Richter, Dick Sheldon and Pat Dobson.
1961 Denver Bears Team-Signed Baseball blue ink autographs average (“8”) strength and include: Sweet Spot Charlie Metro (manager); North Panel Al Pehanick, Jim Hughes, Jim Baumer, Jay Cooke, Frank Kostro, Bill Behm (trainer) and Easy Ed Donnelly; South Panel Jim McDaniel, Fred Gladding, Wyman Carey, Gordon Seyfried and Don Wert; West Panel Jerry Casale, Jay Porter, unidentified, Purn Goldy and Jackie Moore; East Panel Sandy Amoros, Ossie Alvarez, Joe Grzenda, Jesse Queen, Bob Dustal and Larry Foster.
1958 Valdosta Tigers Georgia-Florida League Championship Ring a sterling silver size 9-1/2 band with a gold-colored baseball on the facing and engravings of “VALDOSTA” and “GA-FLA.” On the right and left shanks, respective engravings read “1958” and “CHAMPS.” Within the band, “DRW” (Wert’s initials” are engraved in cursive. The item presents nicely and shows age-induced oxidation.
The items contained in this lot come from the personal collection of Don Wert. We have chosen to only have third party authentication on some of the key pieces. Due to the provenance of this collection the items included in this lot do not have third party authentication.