18 Signed 8” x 10” Color Photos – Joe Niekro, Watson, Pafko, Ted Simmons, Etc.
Lot 89. 18 Signed 8” x 10” Color Photos – Joe Niekro, Watson, Pafko, Ted Simmons, Etc. Four MLB franchises are represented in this collection – the Braves, Cardinals, Brewers and Houston – Colt 45’s and Astros. Niekro is one of the key signers. He and his brother Phil pitched the teams they played for to 539 major league victories, more than any other brother combination. Joe contributed 221 wins, placing him among the game’s most successful knuckleball pitchers. An All-Star and .295 career batter, Bob Watson was credited with scoring MLB’s one millionth run. As general manager of the Yankees, he became the first African American to win a World Series. Named an All-Star eight times, Simmons was one of the best-hitting catchers of all time. An All-Star outfielder, Pafko played in four World Series. The autographs, authenticated by Kevin Keating, are nm-m 8 and better, and many are mint 9 or gem mint 10. Here is the complete list: COLT 45’s (1): Al Spangler. ASTROS (4): Joe Niekro, Doug Rader, Bob Watson and Hal Woodeshick. BRAVES (2): Johnny Logan and Andy Pafko. CARDINALS (4): Lindy McDaniel, Ted Simmons, Lonnie Smith and Andy Van Slyke. BREWERS (7): Rick Manning, Joey Meyer, Charlie Moore, Juan Nieves, Phil Roof, Billy Jo Robidoux (personalized) and BJ Surhoff. Authenticated by Kevin Keating. Winning Bid $61.