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Large Baseball Hall of Fame and Superstars "Signature Card" Collection (64) - Upper Deck, Topps, Fleer, Bowman, and Others
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $8,887.50
Offered here is a large and very substantial collection of sixty-four modern-era "signature cards" that were issued by various trading-card companies over the past twenty years. A total of thirty-seven different Hall of Fame signatures are represented on these sixty-four cards, with fifteen of the cards also including either a swatch from a game-used uniform or a sliver of wood from a game-used bat of the respective player. It should be noted that these special signature cards were greatly limited in number and were normally issued randomly in packages of regular cards. However, because they are actual cards, they have always been highly prized by collectors, over and above the intrinsic value of the signatures themselves. One of the most important factors with regard to these signed cards is authenticity. All of the signatures on the cards were normally obtained under a rigid protocol overseen by the respective issuer, thereby providing collectors with a high degree of assurance that the signature is genuine. Upper Deck, with a total of twenty-nine cards, is the company most represented in the collection, but also included are cards issued by Topps (14), Bowman (6), Leaf (6), Donruss (6), Fleer (2), and Playoff (1). All of the cards offered here date from the 1990s or later. Unless otherwise noted, all of the signatures (signed in a variety of inks, mainly Sharpie) grade "9" or "10," and the cards are in Near Mint condition or better. Hall of Fame Signed Uniform Swatch Cards (10): Carew, Fisk, Killebrew, McCovey, Niekro, Palmer, Ripken, Ryan, Weaver, and Yastrzemski. Hall of Fame Signed Bat Sliver Cards (4): Brock, Henderson, Kaline, and Yount. Superstars Signed Bat Sliver Cards (1): Rafael Palmeiro. Hall of Fame Signature Cards (23): Aaron, Berra, Brett, Carlton, Carter, Doby, Fisk, Gwynn, Jackson, Kell, Lasorda, Mathews, Murray, Musial, Perry, Puckett, F. Robinson, Schoendienst, Seaver (on a card also signed by Jerry Koosman and Tug McGraw), Smith, Spahn, Stargell, and Winfield. Superstars and Future Hall of Famer Signature Cards (26): Barry Bonds, Ryan Braun, Roger Clemens, Prince Fielder, Tom Glavine, Vladimir Guerrero, Randy Johnson, Chipper Jones, Javier Lopez, Greg Maddux, Pedro Matinez, Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Albert Pujols (twice, on two different cards; Bowman and Donruss), Manny Ramirez, Mariano Rivera, Alex Rodriguez, Ivan Rodriguez, John Smoltz, Sammy Sosa, Ichiro Suzuki, Mark Teixeira, Frank Thomas, Justin Verlander, and David Wright. Total: 64 signed cards. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,500+. SOLD FOR $8,887.50
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