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Vintage Hall of Fame Signed Photographs: Young, Speaker, Collins, and Baker
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,740
Collection of four small black-and-white photos, each signed on the front by the respective Hall of Fame player: Cy Young, Tris Speaker, Eddie Collins, and Frank Baker. The Young, Speaker, and Collins photos are nearly identical in size (3 x 4 inches) and design (wide white borders with scalloped edges), while the Baker photo (3.5 x 5 inches) captures him posing in front of his plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1959. The Speaker and Collins signatures are scripted in blue fountain pen, while the Young and Baker (which reads "Frank 'Home Run' Baker") are executed in black fountain pen. Signature grades are as follows: Speaker ("10"), Collins ("10"), Young ("8"), and Baker ("8/9"). The Collins, Baker, and Speaker photos each bear the player's name written on the reverse in pencil. A list of Young's major league teams, and the years he played for each, appears in black in on the reverse of his photo. In Excellent to Mint condition overall. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 4 photos. Reserve $500. Estimate $2,000+.
SOLD FOR $4,740
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