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Hilton Smith Signed Index Card

Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $528.75

Lined index card (3 x 5 inches) signed in blue ink (grading “10”) by Hall of Fame pitcher and former Negro League star Hilton Smith (1907-1983). According to his Negro League and Major League contemporaries alike, Hilton Smith was one of the top pitchers to ever take the mound. Despite pitching in the shadow of Satchel Paige for much of his career, Smith’s accomplishments actually rivaled those of his more flamboyant teammate. Smith won twenty or more games in each of his twelve seasons with the Monarchs and appeared in six Negro-League All-Star Games. He was at his best between the years 1939 and 1942, when he won ninety-three games against only eleven losses. Smith passed away in 1983 and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. The index card displays a number of moderate creases and is in Very Good condition. In the lower right corner of the reverse is a "Vintage PSA/DNA" sticker with the identifying number A80156. Accompanied by a non-vintage photographic print of Hilton Smith from the photo archives of the National Baseball Library & Archive. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $528.75

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