Signed Yellow Hall of Fame Postcard and Index Card Collection (15) - Many Rarities

Sold For: $2,644

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 1086

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This collection of twelve yellow Hall of Fame plaque postcards, plus three signed 3 x 5-inch index cards, has the fascinating original provenance of having been personally assembled by our consignor as a youngster in the 1960s. Each piece offered here was either signed in his presence or was obtained by mail in response to his request. This small representative group of yellow Hall of Fame postcards is all the more noteworthy as it includes many of the particularly scarce and rare signed yellow Hall of Fame postcards. Additionally, the collection also includes three 3 x 5-inch index cards signed, respectively, by Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, and Pie Traynor. Unless otherwise noted, all of the postcards have been signed on the front in blue ink. Yellow Hall of Fame Postcards (12): Sam Crawford (signed front and back, personalized and dated on the reverse "To Anthony - with all good wishes - Wahoo Sam - Feb 21-67," front signature grades "8," reverse "10," Ex-Mt); Dizzy Dean (inscribed on the reverse "Best Wishes Tony - Dizzy Dean," "10," Vg); Joe DiMaggio (inscribed on the reverse "Best Wishes Joe DiMaggio," "10," Nr-Mt); Elmer Flick (signed on the front and back, inscribed on the reverse "Feb 14 1967 - Elmer Flick," the front signature grades "7," reverse "9," Nr-Mt); Hank Greenberg ("7," Ex-Mt); Gabby Hartnett ("8," Nr-Mt); Heinie Manush ("8/9," Vg); Sam Rice ("7," Vg-Ex); Jackie Robinson (inscribed on the reverse "Best Wishes - Jackie Robinson," "10," Nr-Mt); Ray Schalk (inscribed on the front "To Tony - Ray Schalk - 1/18/67," "7," Nr-Mt); George Sisler ("7," Vg-Ex); and Casey Stengel (signed twice on the front, once at the top in blue felt-tip pen, "5," and again on the bottom in blue ink, "7," Nr-Mt). Index Cards (3): Jackie Robinson (inscribed in blue ink on the unlined side "Best Wishes Jackie Robinsion," "10," Nr-Mt); Joe DiMaggio (inscribed in blue ink on the lined side "Best Wishes Joe DiMaggio," "10," Nr-Mt); and Pie Traynor (in black marker on the unlined side, "9," Nr-Mt). As a point of reference, the SMR value for this collection (postcards and index cards), with the values halved for the postcards signed solely on the reverse, is $4,225. Total: 15 items (12 yellow Hall of Fame postcards and 3 index cards). LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000++. SOLD FOR $2,644

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