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Post-1950 Hall of Fame and Superstars Signed Photograph Collection in Framed Displays (114)
Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $2,643.75
This extremely impressive collection of 114 signed photographs is devoted almost exclusively to players whose career ended after 1950. While the majority of signatures offered here belong to Hall of Fame players, included are a few signed by those who are not yet inducted into Cooperstown's hallowed halls. This is a very carefully assembled quality collection. Included are many highlights. Unless otherwise noted, all of the photographs measure either 7 x 9 or 8 x 10 inches and are color prints, are signed in blue or black marker (grading "9/10"), and have been framed to slightly larger dimensions. These photos signed by post-1950s Hall of Famers and stars represents a subgroup of a very advanced collection presented in this auction. (The forty-five Hall of Famers whose career ended before 1950 are offered as a separate lot.) Framed, this lot represents a ready-to-hang gallery ideal for display, just as it was for years on the walls of our consignor, a longtime advanced collector. These signed Hall of Fame photos could easily be removed from their frames, of course. None of the photos have been examined out of frame, but all appear to be in Near Mint or better condition. A few players are represented more than once (noted in parenthesis). Single-Signed Hall of Fame Photos: Aaron, Alston, Anderson, Aparicio, Appling (not framed), Ashburn, Banks, Barlick (b/w photo), Bench (two identical photos, one not framed), Berra, Boggs (not framed), Boudreau, Brett, Brock (on a Hall of Fame photo card), Bunning (6 x 9-inch b/w photo), Carew, Carlton, Carter, Cepeda, Chandler (b/w photo), Chylak (1955 Bowman baseball card signed by Chylak, matted with an unsigned b/w photo), Conlan (5.5 x 9-inch b/w photo), Drysdale, Eckersley (art print), Feller (two different photos, one b/w), Fingers, Fisk (two different photos, one b/w), Ford (two different photos, one not framed), B. Gibson, Giles (two different photos, one b/w with blue ink, the other not framed), Gwynn (matted together with a signed Fleer baseball card of Gwynn), Hunter, Irvin, Jenkins (two identical photos), Kaline, Kell, Killebrew, Kiner (two different b/w photos), Lasorda (two different photos, one not framed), Lemon, Lee MacPhail (b/w photo), Mantle (not framed), Marichal, Mathews, Mays (two different pieces, b/w photo and an art print), Mazeroski (b/w photo), McCovey, Mize (b/w photo), Molitor, Morgan, Murray, Niekro, Palmer, Perez, Perry (two different photos, one not framed), Puckett, Reese (b/w photo), Rizzuto, Roberts, B. Robinson, F. Robinson, Ryan (not framed), Sandberg, Schmidt, Schoendienst (on a Hall of Fame photo card), Seaver, Slaughter (two different photos, one is a Hall of Fame photo card, the other a b/w photo that is not framed), Smith (in silver paint pen), Snider, Spahn, Stargell (two different photos, one not framed), Sutter (silver paint pen), Sutton, Weaver (3.5 x 5.5-inch photo, blue ink), Wilhelm (three photos, two are identical and not framed), B. Williams, Winfield, Wynn, and Yastrzemski (two different photos, one not framed). Single-Signed Non-Hall of Fame Photos: Mel Allen (5 x 7-inch newspaper photo), Tom Glavine, Rickey Henderson, Randy Johnson, Don Larsen (16 x 20-inch b/w photo), Greg Maddox, Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, Ivan Rodriguez, and Alfonso Soriano. Multi-Signed Photos: 1) Mickey Mantle/Ted Williams/Stan Musial on a b/w photo. 2) Warren Spahn/Johnny Sain on a 16 x 20-inch b/w photo. 3) Bill Mazeroski/Hal Smith/Gil McDougald/Johnny Blanchard/Yogi Berra/Vern Law/and Virgil Trucks on a 16 x 20-inch b/w photo. 4) Tommy Henrich/Mickey Owen on a b/w photo. 5) Ralph Branca/Bobby Thomson on a b/w photo. 6) Pete Rose/Steve Garvey. 7) Gaylord Perry/Jim Perry on a b/w photo. 8) Jim Palmer/Dave McNally/Mike Cuellar/Pat Dobson on a b/w photo. 9) Yogi Berra/Don Larsen on a b/w photo. 10) Hank Aaron/Johnny Briggs on a b/w photo. Please Note: Due to the number of framed items in this lot, shipping costs (depending on where it is sent and its method of shipping) may be substantial. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 114 photos (96 framed, 18 unframed). Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,643.75
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