Enormous Signed Baseball Cachet Collection with 118 HOF Signatures Including Mantle, Williams, and DiMaggio (193 Covers)
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,147.50
This large and extremely substantial collection of 193 signed baseball cachet covers is comprised of the following: 1) seventy-four cachets that are individually signed by Hall of Fame players (representing seventy-two different players); 2) seventy-four cachets individually signed by non Hall of Fame players; and 3) forty-five multi-signed cachets (with twenty of the forty-five cachets bearing the signature of at least one Hall of Fame player). Also included are two regular mailing envelopes bearing the signatures of Max Carey and “Dutch” Leonard, respectively. In total, there are 116 Hall of Fame signatures featured in the collection representing 109 different players. Highlights include a "Willie, Mickey, and the Duke" cachet, a Williams/Yaz/Robinson/Mantle Triple Crown cachet, a DiMaggio cachet, a post-accident Campanella cachet, and many multi-signed “theme” cachets. The majority of the cachets offered here were issued during the 1980s. Seventy of the cachets were issued by Gateway, forty-four by "Z," fourteen by "Bullseye," and ten by the ALS Foundation. The remaining fifty-five were issued by various companies. The cachets remain in overall Nr/Mt condition and the signatures, penned in a variety of inks, range from “6” to “10,” averaging “9/10.” In the list that follows, we have noted the number of individually signed cachets for each player (if more than one) in parentheses after his name.
Single-Signed First-Day Covers (148): Hank Aaron, Cal Abrams, Mel Allen, Gene Alley, Walter Alston, Sparky Anderson, Luis Aparicio, Richie Ashburn, Steve Balboni, Ernie Banks, Johnny Bench, Yogi Berra, Paul Blair, Bert Blyleven, Barry Bonds, Lou Boudreau, Clete Boyer, Ralph Branca, George Brett, Lou Brock, Bobby Brown, Lew Burdette, Roy Campanella (post accident), Jose Canseco, Rod Carew, Steve Carlton (2), Roger Clemens, Jim Coates, Vince Coleman, Roger Craig, Frank Crosetti, Ray Dandridge, Andre Dawson, Bucky Dent, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, J. D. Drew, Don Drysdale, Ryne Duren, Carl Erskine, Darrell Evans, Rollie Fingers, Whitey Ford, John Franco, Charlie Gehringer, Bob Gibson, Al Gionfriddo, Dwight Gooden, Goose Gossage, Hank Greenberg, Bobby Grich, Burleigh Grimes, Ron Guidry, Randy Gumpert, Tony Gwynn, Mickey Hatcher, Rickey Henderson, Tommy Henrich, Billy Herman, Ralph Houk, Kent Hrbek, Catfish Hunter, Monte Irvin, Reggie Jackson, Travis Jackson, Fergie Jenkins, Jose Jimenez, Tommy John, Al Kaline, George Kell, Harmon Killebrew, Ralph Kiner, Clyde King, Sandy Koufax, Johnny Kucks, Carney Lansford, Tony LaRussa, Cookie Lavagetto, Bob Lemon, Dale Long, Ed Lopat, Al Lopez, Sparky Lyle, Fred Lynn, Ted Lyons, Lee MacPhail, Juan Marichal, Mike Marshall, Eddie Mathews (2), Don Mattingly, Sam McDowell, Mark McGwire, Minnie Minoso, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan, Bobby Murcer, Eddie Murray, Stan Musial, Graig Nettles, Don Newcombe, Hal Newhouser, Tony Oliva, Mickey Owen, Jim Palmer, Terry Pendleton, Fritz Peterson, Mike Piazza, Lou Piniella, George Pipgras, Kirby Puckett, Jeff Reardon, Pee Wee Reese, Allie Reynolds, Dave Righetti, Cal Ripken Jr., Mickey Rivers, Phil Rizzuto, Robin Roberts, Red Ruffing, Nolan Ryan, Bret Saberhagen, Tim Salmon, Mike Schmidt, Red Schoendienst, Tom Seaver, Pat Seerey, Ted Simmons, Moose Skowron, Ozzie Smith, Cory Snyder, Mike Stanley, Willie Stargell, George Steinbrenner, Bruce Sutter, Don Sutton, Bob Turley, Johnny Vander Meer, Andy Van Slyke, Bill Wambsganss, Hoyt Wilhelm, Billy Williams, Dick Williams, Dave Winfield, Gene Woodling, and Early Wynn.
Multi-Signed First-Day Covers (45): 1) Ted Williams/Mickey Mantle/Frank Robinson/Carl Yastrzemski. 2) Mickey Mantle/Willie Mays/Duke Snider. 3) Lefty Grove/Buck Leonard/Earle Combs(secretarial signature)/Lloyd Waner/Jocko Conlan/George Kelly. 4) Johnny Podres/Marv Throneberry. 5) Bobby Thomson/Ralph Branca. 6) “Double Duty” Radcliffe/Sam Jethroe. 7) Buck Leonard/Buck O’Neil/Max Manning/Mahlon Duckett/Jim Zapp. 8) Bill Buckner/Rich Gedman. 9) Tom Lasorda/Davey Lopes. 10) George Foster/Cecil Fielder. 11) Phil Niekro/Joe Niekro. 12) Brooks Robinson/Frank Robinson. 13) Gaylord Perry/Jim Perry. 14) Cleon Jones/Ed Kranepool/Bud Harrelson. 15) Warren Spahn/Johnny Sain. 16) Orlando Cepeda/Willie McCovey. 17) Ken Griffey Jr./Ken Griffey Sr. 18) Rick Ferrell/Carlton Fisk. 19) Alan Trammell/Lou Whitaker. 20) Rafael Palmeiro/Juan Gonzalez/Dean Palmer. 21) Barlick/Doerr. 22) Bill Terry/Enos Slaughter/Johnny Mize/Bob Feller/Luke Appling. 23) Bowie Kuhn/A. B. Chandler. 24) Joe Sewell/Bob O’Farrell/Rick Ferrell/Carl Hubbell/Terry Moore. 25) Leon Day/Cool Papa Bell/Judy Johnson. 26) Tom Tresh/Bill Stafford. 27) Charlie Silvera/Tommy Byrne. 28) Bobby Richardson/Jerry Coleman/Joe Collins/Hank Bauer/Don Larsen/Enos Slaughter. 29) Hector Lopez/Johnny Blanchard. 30) Ron Bloomberg/Ralph Houk/Jim Bouton/Mel Stottlemyre/Hector Lopez. 31) Mel Harder/Lefty Gomez. 32) Hank Aaron (secretarial signature)/Roger Maris. 33) Gil McDougald/Tony Kubek/Virgil Trucks. 34) Ernie Fazio/Dave Giusti/Jim Pendleton/Al Splanger/Harry Craft. 35) Richie Allen/Maury Wills/Curt Flood/Ron Santo. 36) Art Ditmar/Rick Dempsey. 37) Denny McLain/Mickey Lolich. 38) Jack Buck/Curt Gowdy/Ernie Harwell/Red Barber. 39) Hal Reniff/Jim Spencer. 40) Elroy Face/Harvey Haddix/Bob Friend/Vern Law. 41) Roy White/Carl Furillo. 42) Pete Rose/Milton Richman (UPI reporter). 43) Bob Lemon/Lou Boudreau/Bob Kennedy/Ed Yost/Curt Simmons. 44) Darren Daulton/Jeff Torborg/Rusty Staub/Chris Chambliss/Johnny Blanchard/Bob Watson (Watson has signed on the reverse). 45) Fred Stanley/Bobby Shantz/and one other (illegible). Total: 193 cachets, plus two additional signed envelopes. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $3,000+. SOLD FOR $4,147.50