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Hall of Fame Signed Cachet Collection (29)
Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $2,350.00
Collection of twenty-nine commemorative cachets, all signed by Hall of Fame players, including one Williams, two DiMaggio, and three Mantle signatures. Twenty-eight of the cachets are single-signed (representing twenty-six different players) and one is multi-signed. The multi-signed cachet, issued in 1982 in commemoration of the Jackie Robinson Black Heritage postal stamp, is signed by Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Duke Snider. Each of the single-signed cachets commemorates the career of the player who has signed it with the exception of Joe DiMaggio (on a Babe Ruth cachet). Seventeen of the cachets were issued in commemoration of the player’s Hall of Fame induction, while the others commemorate either specific achievements or events relative to the respective signer. The players represented here, with the number of cachets for each player (if more than one) noted in parenthesis, are Anderson, Brett, Cepeda, DiMaggio, Dandridge, Doerr, Fingers, Fisk, Gomez, Herman, Kell, Lemon, Mantle (two different, one pictures Maris and Mantle), McCovey, Mize, Newhouser, Palmer, Perez, Perry (two identical), Ripken, Schmidt, Schoendienst, Slaughter, Stargell, Sutton, and Wilhelm. All of the signatures have been penned in blue ink, with the exception of DiMaggio and Mays (blue Sharpie), and grade “9/10.” The cachets have all been postmarked and are in Excellent to Mint condition overall. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 29 signed cachets. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $2,350.00
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