Incredible 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series Champs Team Signed Book JSA COA

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Oh, how far we've come from those innocent days when ballplayers gave out their home addresses and occasionally entertained visiting fans. Here, when the world-champion 1925 Pirates convened for a 1951 reunion, every single team member took the time to carefully inscribe his personal street address adjacent to his signature. Unheard-of in our modern age!

 

The festive occasion was a Pittsburgh banquet luncheon hosted by GM Branch Rickey as part of the National League's Diamond Jubilee celebration, where the '25 Bucs were publicly honored before the press and radio at the Hotel Schenley. Stuffy McInnis (who declined to attend) and Kiki Cuyler (who died the previous year) are the only noteworthy names missing from that power-packed roster. 25 signatures: Johnny Gooch, Tom Sheehan, Emil Yde, Johnny Rawlings, Bud Culloton, Fresco Thompson, Pie Traynor, Carson Bigbee, Jack Onslow (coach), Max Carey (who batted .458 in the '25 World Series!), George Grantham, Lee Meadows, Earl Smith, Glenn Wright, Eddie Moore, Clyde Barnhart, Bill McKechnieFred Clarke (coach), Socko McCarey (scout), Charles Doyle (Pittsburgh sportswriter), Vic Aldridge, Ray Kremer, Chuck Dressen, Jake Pitler and Roscoe McGowan (NYC sportswriter). Beautiful bold Signatures. 

 

Appropriately, the medium is a hardbound copy of the 75th Anniversary National League Official History, replete with stories and pictures of all the senior-circuit teams. 

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