1939 Boston Braves (Bees) Team Sheet Signed by 25 – HoFers Stengel, Kelly and Lopez.
Lot 52. 1939 Boston Braves (Bees) Team Sheet Signed by 25 – HoFers Stengel, Kelly and Lopez. With Casey Stengel in his second season as the team’s manager, the Bees landed in seventh place in the NL standings with a 63-88-1 record. Former New York Giants teammate George L. Kelly was one of Stengel’s coaches, and Al Lopez was his team’s starting catcher. A complete list of Braves that signed the 8” x 11” team sheet follows. The sheet includes the 1939 Centennial of Baseball U.S. Postal Service stamp. The autographs are generally mint 9 or better. The Kelly signature has a slight retrace on the “G”; it appears that Kelly replaced a malfunctioning pen. Many of the autographs are scarce: Stanley Andrews, Barney Barnicle, John Cooney, Tom Earley, Leif Erickson, Lou Fette, Fred Frankhouse, Debs Garms, Bud Hassett, George Kelly (HoF 1973), Mike Kelly, John Lanning, Al Lopez (HoF 1977), Dan MacFayden, Hank Majeski, Phil Masi, Jim Outlaw, Carvel Powell, Sibby Sisti, Casey Stengel (HoF 1966), Joe Sullivan, Jim Turner, Rabbit Warstler (died 1964), Max West and Bill Wietelmann. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified. Winning Bid $125.