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Posted 4 years ago

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Dizzydave
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I have this old ball , need help in ID'ing. It has a number of signatures, one I am showing is most clear. Looks to have been slightly coated at one time. It has on Johnny O???. The green stamp ahs something cork center. Pat made in US. Any idea sports buffs?? Thanks, Dave

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  1. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    Is there a patent number? It is a littly blurry, does it seem to say Johnny O'd___?
  2. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    Johnny Od?? I think the shield has Reach name inside shield. Hard to read rest I did find made in the USa not Us, A was faded. Total of 8 signatures. Thanks, Dave
  3. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    Johnny O'd....then the rest of the last name is unreadable, is what I meant. I cant read it clearly.
    This is a little more about Reach baseballs:
    The American League, formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs combined with the National league in 1901 to form Major League baseball. Alfred James Reach, owner of The Reach sporting Goods company, sold his company to Spalding in 1889. Spalding continued to use the Reach label produced American League baseballs beginning in 1901. American League baseballs with the Reach Trademark had Red & Blue stitching, and the National League Spalding Trademark baseballs had Black & Red stitching up until about 1934/35 when in both league started using only red stitching. So the oldest your ball could be is from 1934 or 35. The players that played during that time, assuming it is a major leaguer on the ball, that had "O'd" in their last name are: Ken O'Dea, and Lefty O'Doul...It could be much later, I was unable to find when they stopped using Reach baseballs.
  4. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    Redo on pictures. Thanks
  5. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    I'll check em out when this site decides to let me :P
  6. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    Yep, it did that yesterday. You can click on the photo block and it will show a large version of pic. Thanks!
  7. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    That's still a tough one...the first name still seems to be Johnny...right?
    I found this though: http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl/player_search.cgi?search=o%27d
  8. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 4 years ago
    I found a minor league player Jimmy Odem from 1935 Dayona Islander's. I wonder what is going on with the pictures the last few days :(
  9. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 4 years ago
    I guess I need more coffee. It's Johnny. There is an O'Dell
  10. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    I found one name I can read, Jack Aker Thanks Dave
  11. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    1964-68 Athletics, 1969 Pilots, 1969-72 Yankees, 1972-73 Cubs, 1974 Braves, 1974 Mets....Pitcher 47-45 W-L 123 saves 3.28 ERA
  12. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    That would Kansas City Athletics? I am in St Joseph just north of KC. I got this at Goodwill here but everything comes up on trucks for KC. Piad 49 cents! LOl Thanks, Dave
  13. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    Yeah KC...the Pilots became the Brewers, weird, another Brewer conection lol
  14. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    Johnny O'Donoghue played for the athletics the same time Jack did....
  15. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    I think your on to something VikingFan82, I look at a Tops card from later yrs. The first name signature was John but the style of the J was same. Looks like a early ball. This looks like Johnny O'dono. maybe he signed that way early on?? I read he has a issue with signing balls, he was called the "Chief Kid Shooer" back in 69. Thanks, Dave
  16. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    It's amazing what we can do with just a few tiny clues lol
  17. jomo jomo, 3 years ago
    John "Blue Moon" Odom ? From Oakland A's in the 1960-1970's star pitcher maybe called Johnny?
  18. jomo jomo, 3 years ago
    I found this link http://www.sportsmemoribilia.com/sports-products/as-john-blue-moon-odom I believe he was a winning pitcher in World Series
  19. jomo jomo, 3 years ago
    World Series 1972,1973,1974

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