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Significant Hall of Fame Signature Collection (36 Items) Each Encapsulated by PSA/DNA
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $3,258.75
This large Hall of Fame signature collection is comprised mainly of vintage cuts, but also includes Hall of Fame postcards, Perez-Steele Hall of Fame postcards, and real-photo postcards. A total of forty-five Hall of Fame signatures (forty-four different) are represented here, with thirty-four of the thirty-six items in the collection bearing only a single signature. Ideally, all of the items, with the exception of one (first-day cover), have been individually encapsulated by PSA/DNA, with the signature(s) certified as "Authentic." Unless otherwise noted, all of the signatures, signed in a variety of inks, grade "9" or "10," and the individual items are in Excellent condition or better. Nearly all of the cuts are on small, rectangular or square sheets of paper (sometimes barely larger than the signature), four of which have been mounted on an index card. Most of the cuts exhibit light-to-moderate toning. All of the postcards have been signed on the front. Cut Signatures (21): Maranville, Cy Young and Chief Bender together on the same cut (the partial signature of pitcher Jeff Tesreau also appears on the cut), Speaker, Hornsby (the bottom loop of the "g" in "Roger" was partially trimmed away when the signature was cut from its original sheet), P. Waner, Vaughan (the cut has been irregularly trimmed to match the exact shape and dimensions of the signature), Simmons, Pennock, Cochrane, McKechnie, Bancroft, Mack (tape residue on each corner and a heavy crease through the signature), Hoyt (includes the salutation "Very best regards"), Ferrell (he has added "St. Louis Browns" below his signature), Giles, Haines, Faber, Cuyler, T. Jackson, Klein (on a cut magazine page that features the signature of Jimmie Wilson on the reverse), and McCarthy. Hall of Fame Yellow Postcards (4): Crawford (grading "5/6"), Schalk (inscribed "To Roger 1/7/67"), Coveleski, and Leonard. Perez-Steele Hall of Fame Postcards (4): J. Johnson, Hunter, Barlick, and Conlan. Real-Photo Postcards (2): Yawkey and Appling. Miscellaneous (5): 1) Handwritten note from Eppa Rixey, dated 2/25/31. The note, written on Eppa Rixey, Jr., personal letterhead, reads "Hope you come down to see me in Chicago this summer Jimmy! Sincerely, Eppa Rixey." Trimmed to its current dimensions (4 x 3 inches), with toning and a horizontal fold. 2) Photo (3.25 x 5 inches) of Harry Hooper (modern-day issue, with team affiliations printed along base), inscribed "Best Wishes to Ted ____" (name illegible). A stray ink mark is evident along the top border. 3) 1966 exhibit card of Hal Newhouser, signed by Newhouser on the front. 4) Cool Papa Bell trade card (modern-day 1970s issue picturing him with the Cuban club Cien Fuegos), signed by Bell on the front. 5) 1983 Babe Ruth first-day cover (6.5 x 3.75 inches), signed on the front by the following nine Hall of Fame players: Gehringer, Conlan, Doerr, Lyons, Boudreau, Sewell, Snider, Roberts, and Dandridge. Ex-Mt. This first-day cover has not been encapsulated by PSA/DNA but is accompanied by a full LOA from the company. Total: thirty-six items. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+. SOLD FOR $3,258.75
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