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Gigantic Collection of Deceased Ballplayer Autographs on 3 x 5 Cards (810)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $4,640.00
Enormous collection of 810 signed index cards includes 47 Hall of Famers and many other notable former diamond standouts, all of whom are now deceased. The playing careers of the individuals represented here (a few umpires are also included) span nearly the entire past century, from the early 1900s to the 1980s. There are 810 signed cards total, with no duplicates. Signatures, penned in a variety of inks (including a few felt-tip or Sharpie) range from "8" to "10" in grade. This is truly a substantial collection of signatures and one that took many years to amass. As noted previously, all of these players are deceased, thus making this a collection with many scarce and rare signatures as well. Hall of Famers: Alston, Appling, Averill, Bancroft, Bell, Boudreau, Conlan, Coveleski, DiMaggio, Durocher, Ferrell, Frick, Gehringer, Giles, Gomez, Greenberg, Grimes, Haines, Harris, Herman, Hoyt, Hubbell, Hunter, T. Jackson, J. Johnson, G. Kelly, Lemon, Leonard, Lindstrom, Lombardi, Lyons, Mantle, Marquard, Mathews, Mize, Newhouser, Paige, Reese, Roush, Ruffing, Sewell, Spahn, Stargell, Stengel, Veeck, L. Waner and Wilhelm. Notables: Bob Allison, Joe Adcock, Del Baker, George Bamberger, Rex Barney, Earl Battey, Wally Berger, Ewell Blackwell, Ossie Bleuge, Ken Boyer, Ken Brett, Bob Buhl, Tex Carleton, Norm Cash, Walker Cooper, Clint Courtney, Harry Craft, "Doc" Cramer, Frank Crosetti, Babe Dahlgren, Sam Dente, Atley Donald, Larry Doyle, Joe Dugan, Jimmie Dykes, Frank Ellerbee, Woody English, Hoot Evers, Homer Ezzell, Ferris Fain, Wes Ferrell, Fred Fitzsimmons, Curt Flood, Dee Fondy, Joe Foy, Carl Furillo, Augie Galan, Mike Garcia, Al Gionfriddo, Pete Gray, Bob Grim, Charlie Grimm, Harvey Haddix, Bill Hallahan, Mel Harder, Babe Herman, Kirby Higbe, Johnny Hopp, Dick Howser, Willis Hudlin, Spider Jorgenson, Art Jorgens, Willie Kamm, Johnny Keane, Ken Keltner, Mark Koenig, Jim Konstanty, Charley Lau, Fred Leach, Duffy Lewis, Ed Lopat, Bobby Lowe, Sal Maglie, Roger Maris, Billy Martin, Frank McCormick, Tug McGraw, Irish Meusel, Wally Moses, Johnny Neun, Ernie Nevel, Johnny Oates, Bob O'Farrell, Joe Oeschger, Joe Ostrowski, Erv Palica, Fred Parent, Le Roy Parmelee, George Pipgras, Darrell Porter, Wally Post, Vic Raschi, Beans Reardon, Jimmie Reese, Allie Reynolds, Bill Rigney, Al Schacht, Hal Schumacher, George Selkirk, Andy Seminick, Luke Sewell, Rip Sewell, Bob Shawkey, Ernie Shore, Tex Shirley, Ken Silvestri, Elmer Smith, Mayo Smith, Fred Snodgrass, Riggs Stephenson, Amos Strunk, Birdie Tebbetts, Specs Toporcer, Earl Torgeson, Hal Trosky, Dizzy Trout, George Uhle, Zoilo Versalles, Rube Walberg, Bucky Walters, Bill Wambsganss, Lon Warneke, Vic Wertz, Whitey Witt, Joe Wood, and Pep Young. The collection is in Excellent to Mint condition. A complete listing of the players represented is available by mail or fax. Total: 810 index cards. LOAs from James Spence/JSA and Steve Grad, Mike Gutierrez & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $4,640.00
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