1938 Dizzy Dean Signed Baseball – COA JSAGo Back
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1938 Dizzy Dean Signed Baseball-Ford Frick ONL JSA Full Letter
Few would deny that the character of the game was sweetened by the arrival of Ol’ Diz. With utterly no pretenses his nature and homespun yarn personified the spirit of baseball in St. Louis through the Cardinal heyday of the ’30s. After retirement, one broadcasting executive, a visionary whose name is lost to history, saw fit to put Dizzy Dean in front of a live microphone. There, he thrilled many of us with his oblique charm and unpredictable logic. In the heat of the Cold War, Dizzy advised the State Department ‘to ship a ball and bat to them Russian kids, so we’d all be friends and talk the same language.’ Unabashed to be sure – yet self-effacing as well. Dizzy rarely (if ever) signed a baseball on the sweet spot. As was his wont, this offered, ONL Spalding (Frick) ball holds the side-panel signing of the immortal Dizzy Dean. The ball is NM/MT, and is black steel-tip fountain pen and grades 8-9. Distinct, prominent and immediately legible, this is a splendid Dizzy autograph – one that seems to radiate his wisdom.
Dated September 29, 1938- This Dizzy Dean Ford Frick baseball was obtained in September 29, 1938 at Wrigley Field. Father was 8 years old and he turned “8” on the 27th and they went to the game on the 28th and they were at Wrigley Ball Park and obtained the ball from the park and signature. We don’t believe that Dizzy Dean pitched that day..
The 1938 Chicago Cubs season was the 67th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 63rd in the National League and the 23rd at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished first in the National League with a record of 89–63. The team was swept four games to none by the New York Yankees in the 1938 World Series. The team is known for the season of pitcher Dizzy Dean. JSA Full Letter & Family Letter