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Lot # 1000 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

High-Quality Signed 3x5 Baseball Collection - 255 Different with 56 Hall of Famers and 155 Deceased Stars!

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,066.50

This collection of 255 individually signed 3x5-inch cards, representing 255 different signers and spanning many different eras, includes fifty-six baseball Hall of Famers and numerous stars, as well as a few umpires, executives, sportswriters, and announcers. Of special note is the fact that 155 of the 255 individuals featured here (61%) are now deceased. All the signatures, penned in varying inks, are boldly executed and grade "9" or "10." A small number of the cards have been inscribed to a particular person (noted with an "I"). All of the cards are white and unlined on BOTH SIDES (except for backside lined only on Dark & McDougald examples). The overwhelming majority of the cards are in Excellent to Near Mint condition or better. Three are on 3x5 white unlined slips of paper, as noted. This grouping originates from a longtime collector who obtained each of these personally via the mail route using the famed Smalling address booklet. The vast majority were signed in the 1970s. The remainder were signed in the mid to late 1980s (with a few exceptions).
Deceased players (155): Sparky Anderson, Rich Ashburn, Earl Averill, Morris "Red" Badgo, Steve Barber, Al Barlick, Rex Barney, Dick Bartell, Johnny Bassler, Hank Bauer, James "Cool Papa" Bell, Wally Berger, Ewell Blackwell, Lou Boudreau, Smoky Burgess, Johnny Callison, Phil Cavaretta, Spud Chandler, Gino Cimoli, Jocko Conlan-I, Walker Cooper, Stan Coveleski, Doc Cramer, Hughie Critz, Harry Danning, Spud Davis, Murry Dickson, Bob Dillinger, Dom DiMaggio, Leo Durocher, Woody English, Del Ennis, Ferris Fain, Bibb Falk, Bob Feller, Rick Ferrell, Lew Fonseca-I, Lonny Frey, Milt Gaston-I/note, Chas. Gehringer, Charlie Grimm, Steve Gromek, Stan Hack, Mel Harder, Woodie Held, Tom Henrich, Billy Herman, Ralph Houk, Carl Hubbell [pre-stroke], Willis Hudlin, Jim Catfish Hunter, Larry Jansen, Judy Johnson, Smead Jolley, Eddie Joost, Bill Jurges, Willie Kamm, George Kell, George Kelly-I, Harmon Killebrew, Whitey Kurowski, Clem Labine, Max Lanier, Norm Larker, Bob Lemon, Buck Leonard [pre-stroke], Whitey Lockman, Al Lopez, Jerry Lynch, Ted Lyons, Marty Marion, Rube Marquard, Ed Mathews, Gil McDougald, Joe Medwick, Don Mincher, Johnny Mize, Joe Moore, Johnny Moore, Don Mueller, Pat Mullin, Hal Newhouser, Bob O'Farrell, Marv Owen, Mickey Owen, Mel Parnell, Johnny Pesky, Gordon "Babe" Phelps, Johnny Podres, Pee Wee Reese, Allie Reynolds, Bill Rigney, Phil Rizzuto, Robin Roberts, Preacher Roe, Bill Rogell, Edd Roush, Hank Sauer, Eddie Sawyer, Hal Schumacher, Herb Score, Andy Seminick, Joe Sewell, Luke Sewell, Rip Sewell, Bert Shepard, Larry Sherry, Bill Skowron, Enos Slaughter, Duke Snider, Warren Spahn, Riggs Stephenson, Gus Suhr, Chuck Tanner, Wm. Bill Terry, Bobby Thomson, Cecil Travis, Jim Turner, George Uhle, Elmer Valo, Johnny Vander Meer-I, Mickey Vernon, Harry Walker, Bucky Walters, Monte Weaver, Bill Werber, Wes Westrum, Whitey Whitehead, Hoyt Wilhelm, Dave Williams, Dick Williams, Ted Wilks, Gene Woodling, Whit Wyatt, Ed Yost, Gus Zernial. No-hit stars: Don Cardwell, Cliff Chambers, Bob Keegan, Vernon Kennedy, Don Nottebart. Misc.: Buzzie Bavasi, Albert Chandler, Curt Gowdy-I, Calvin Griffith, Bowie Kuhn, Frederick Lieb, Lee MacPhail, Max Patkin-I, Dorothy Ruth Pirone, Shirley Povich-I, and umps Shag Crawford-I, Tom Gorman, Bill Kinnamon, Ed Sudol-I/note. Living players (100): Max Alvis, Sal Bando, Ernie Banks (paper), Glen Beckert, Yogi Berra, Jack Billingham, Vida Blue, Bob Boone, Larry Bowa, Ralph Branca, Jim Bunning, Bert Campaneris, Ron Cey, Dean Chance, Rocky Colavito, Jerry Coleman, Al Dark, Don Demeter, Bob Doerr, Carl Erskine, Elroy Face, Eddie Fisher, Jim Fregosi, Bob Friend, Ned Garver, Steve Garvey (paper), Ross Grimsley, Dick Groat, Bill Hands, Bud Harrelson, Doug Harvey (ump), Solly Hemus, Monte Irvin, Al Kaline, Ed Kranepool, Jim Landis, Frank Lary, Tom Lasorda, Vernon Law, Bill Lee, Jim Lonborg, Frank Malzone, Bill Mazeroski, Dick McAuliffe, Tim McCarver, Mike McCormick, Ken McMullen, Sam Mele, Denis Menke, Stu Miller, Wally Moon, Stan Musial, Don Newcombe, Phil Niekro, Irv Noren, Claude Osteen, Jim O'Toole, Andy Pafko, Milt Pappas, Clarence "Ace" Parker, Albie Pearson, Jim Perry, Gary Peters, Fritz Peterson, Bill Pierce, Doug Rau, Bobby Richardson, Brooks Robinson, Rachel Robinson (misc.), Jim Rooker, Al Rosen, Red Schoendienst, Bobby Shantz, George "Shotgun" Shuba, Roy Sievers, Curt Simmons, Bob Skinner, Chris Speier, Tracy Stallard, Julia Ruth Stevens (misc.), Gene Tennace, Frank Thomas, Virgil Trucks, Bob Turley, Peter Ueberroth-I (misc.), Bill Virdon, Pete Ward, Ray Washburn, Earl Weaver, Roy White, Billy Williams-I (paper), Rick Wise, Wilbur Wood. No-hit stars: Ed Halicki, Ken Johnson-I, Don Larsen, Bill Monbouquette, Dave Morehead, Bill Singer, Clyde Wright. Total: 255 signed cards. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,500+. SOLD FOR $1,066.50


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