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High-Quality Hall of Fame Signature Collection - Cards and Cuts (15)

Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $3,525.00

This outstanding small but very high-quality collection of fifteen Hall of Fame signed items consists of five 1940 Play Ball cards, a real-photo postcard, and nine cut, all carefully culled by us from a very large autograph collection assembled decades ago by an old-time collector. All of these are particularly ideal examples. 1940 Play Ball Cards (5). All of the cards have been signed on the front by the respective player in vintage blue ink and grade “9” or “10.” Comprised of: 1) #87 Carl Hubbell (Vg-Ex); 2) #105 Lloyd Waner (Vg); 3) #167 Frankie Frisch (Ex); 4) #179 George Sisler (Vg-Ex); and 5) #180 Mickey Cochrane (Vg). Real-Photo Postcard (1). Black-and-white postcard pictures Satchel Paige as a member of the St. Louis Browns. Signed on the front in both blue ink (“6/7”) and black marker (“10”). Paige’s name is printed in blue ink on the reverse, as are a few tiny pencil notations. Never mailed. (Ex). Cuts (9). All of the cut signatures (grading “10”) appear to be vintage examples dating prior to 1950. Many included salutations and additional notations relating to the player’s respective career. Comprised of: 1) “Grover C. Alexander,” blue ink, 3.75 x 2.5 inches; 2) “J. Franklin Baker,” blue ink, 5.25 x 2.75 inches; 3) “Chief Bender,” blue ink, 3.5 x 2.25 inches; 4) “Eddie Collins," black fountain pen, 4 x 3 inches; 5) “Wahoo Sam Crawford,” blue fountain pen, 5 x 3.5 inches; 6) “Billy Evans, blue fountain pen, 4 x 2.75 inches; 7) “W. J. Klem,” black ink, 2.75 x 2.5 inches; 8) “Rabbit Maranville,” pencil, 5 x 2.75 inches; 9) “Ed. A. Walsh,” black fountain pen, 4.5 x 3 inches. Four of the cuts display a single fold line (only the Collins signature is affected); otherwise in Excellent condition overall. This is a great-looking group with many highlights. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,525.00

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