High-Quality Signed 3x5 Baseball Collection - 252 Different with 48 Hall of Famers and 161 Deceased Stars

Sold For: $2,252

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 921

Item Year: 1960

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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This collection of 252 individually signed 3x5-inch cards, representing 252 different signers and spanning many different eras, includes forty-eight baseball Hall of Famers and numerous stars, as well as a few umpires, executives, sportswriters, and announcers. Of special note is the fact that 161 of the 252 individuals featured here (64%) 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 (only Mungo and McDougald are lined on backside). The overwhelming majority of the cards are in Excellent to Near Mint condition or better. Seven 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 few exceptions). Deceased players (161): Sparky Anderson, Luke Appling, Elden Auker-I, Earl Averill, Steve Barber, Al Barlick, Rex Barney, Dick Bartell, Johnny Bassler, Hank Bauer, Ray Benge, Wally Berger, Ewell Blackwell, Ray Blades, Ossie Bluege, Frenchy Bordagaray-I, Mace Brown, Smoky Burgess, Johnny Callison, George Case, Phil Cavarretta, Spud Chandler, Sam Chapman, Jocko Conlan, Walker Cooper, Stan Coveleski, Doc Cramer, Hughie Critz, Tony Cuccinello, Harry Danning, Spud Davis, Murry Dickson, Bob Dillinger, Dom DiMaggio-I, Leo Durocher, Woody English, Del Ennis, Ferris Fain, Bibb Falk, Bob Feller, Rick Ferrell, Lew Fonseca, Fred Frankhouse, Lonny Frey, Milt Gaston, Chas. Gehringer, Charlie Grimm-I, Marv Grissom, Steve Gromek, Stan Hack, Harvey Haddix, Mel Harder, Tom Henrich-I, Billy Herman, Ralph Houk, Willis Hudlin, Jim Catfish Hunter, Larry Jackson, Larry Jansen, Judy Johnson, Smead Jolley, Eddie Joost, Bill Jurges, Willie Kamm, George Kell, Charlie Keller (paper), George Kelly, Harmon Killebrew, Whitey Kurowski, Clem Labine, Max Lanier, Norm Larker-I, Hank Leiber (paper), Bob Lemon, Buddy Lewis, Whitey Lockman, Al Lopez, Red Lucas, Ted Lyons, Marty Marion, Willard Marshall-I, Barney McCosky-I, Gil McDougald, Johnny Mize, Joe Moore, Johnny Moore, Pat Mullin, Van Lingle Mungo, Bobby Murcer, Hal Newhouser, Jim Northrup, Bob O'Farrell, Marv Owen, Mickey Owen, Claude Passeau, Gordon "Babe" Phelps, Johnny Podres, Pee Wee Reese, Allie Reynolds, Bill Rigney, Phil Rizzuto, Robin Roberts, Preacher Roe, Bill Rogell, Edd Roush, John Sain, Hank Sauer, Eddie Sawyer, Hal Schumacher, Herb Score, Andy Seminick, Joe Sewell, Luke Sewell-I, Rip Sewell-I, Bert Shepard, Larry Sherry, Enos Slaughter, Duke Snider, Riggs Stephenson, Amos Strunk, Gus Suhr, Chuck Tanner, Bill Terry (paper), Bobby Thomson, Cecil Travis, Jim Turner, George Uhle, Elmer Valo, Johnny Vander Meer-I, Mickey Vernon, Harry Walker, Bucky Walters-I, Bill Werber, Whitey Whitehead, Hoyt Wilhelm (paper), Ted Wilks, Dick Williams, Gene Woodling, Whit Wyatt, Ed Yost, Gus Zernial. No-hit stars: Don Cardwell, Bob Keegan, Vernon Kennedy, Don Nottebart. Misc.: Buzzie Bavasi, Al Campanis, Albert Chandler (paper), Curt Gowdy, Calvin Griffith, Bowie Kuhn, Fred Lieb, Max Patkin-I, Jimmie Reese (coach), Al Schacht, Fay Vincent-I, and umpires Shag Crawford-I, Augie Donatelli, Tom Gorman, Bill Kinnamon, Hank Soar. Living players (91): Yogi Berra, Jim Bunning, Jack Billingham, Larry Bowa, Ralph Branca-I, Lou Brissie, Ron Cey, Dean Chance, Rocky Colavito, Jerry Coleman, Al Dark, Bob Doerr, Carl Erskine, Elroy Face, Eddie Fisher, Bob Friend, Joe Garagiola, Ned Garver, Steve Garvey, Ross Grimsley, Dick Groat, Monte Irvin, Jim Kaat-I, Al Kaline, Jim Landis, Frank Lary, Tom Lasorda-I, Vernon Law, Bill Lee, Jim Lonborg, Jerry Lynch, Lee MacPhail, Frank Malzone, Bill Mazeroski, Tim McCarver, Mike McCormick, Don Mincher, Wally Moon, Don Mueller-I, Stan Musial, Don Newcombe, Phil Niekro-I, Irv Noren, Jim O'Toole, Andy Pafko, Milt Pappas, Ace Parker, Mel Parnell, Albie Pearson, Gaylord Perry (paper), Jim Perry, Johnny Pesky, Fritz Peterson, Bill Pierce, Bobby Richardson, Brooks Robinson, Jim Rooker, Al Rosen, Red Schoendienst, Bobby Shantz, George "Shotgun" Shuba, Roy Sievers, Curt Simmons, Bob Skinner, Bill Skowron, Chris Speier, Tracy Stallard, Mel Stottlemyre, Gene Tennace, Frank Thomas, Virgil Trucks, Bob Turley, Del Unser, Bill Virdon, Pete Ward-I, Ray Washburn, Earl Weaver, Harry Wendelstedt (ump), Bill White, Roy White, Billy Williams (paper), Rick Wise, Wilbur Wood. No-hit stars: Cliff Chambers, Ed Halicki, Ken Johnson-I, Don Larsen, Bill Monbouquette, Dave Morehead, Bill Singer, Clyde Wright. Total: 252 signed cards. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,500+. SOLD FOR $2,252

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