Baseball Hall of Fame Signed Check Collection (28) with Clark Griffith

Sold For: $2,252

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 933

Item Year: 1975

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Collection of twenty-eight checks, each signed by a different Hall of Fame player, including Clark Griffith. Checks have long been a favorite of autograph collectors due to their inherent authenticity and the fact that the signatures on them are almost always very well executed. Unless otherwise noted, all of the checks are personal checks and feature the printed name of the respective player and/or his wife. All of the signatures, penned in a variety of inks, grade "9" or "10" and each of the checks displays normal bank cancellation stamps and/or perforations. Sizes range from 6 x 2.75 inches to 8.25 x 3 inches. Each listing consists of the date, condition, and any other pertinent information (if needed). 1) Richie Ashburn. 5/27/90; Nr-Mt. 2) Ernie Banks. 2/12/97; Nr-Mt; no recipient named; never cashed. 3) Al Barlick . 2/7/87; Vg-Ex, with light creases. 4) Lou Boudreau. 1/7/88; Nr-Mt. 5) Happy Chandler. 8/11/87; Vg-Ex, with vertical fold and a few light creases. 6) Ray Dandridge. 11-5/85; Nr-Mt. 7) Leon Day. 3/30/94; Nr-Mt. 8) Bobby Doerr. 4/23/93; Nr-Mt. 9) Rick Ferrell. 10/1/87; Nr-Mt. 10) Rollie Fingers. 2/28/80; light vertical fold, otherwise Nr-Mt. 11) Clark Griffith. Bank check; 8/29/42; trimmed along the left border and with a light vertical fold; Vg. 12) Burleigh Grimes. 1/27/75; Nr-Mt. 13) Jessie Haines. 9/3/75; light vertical fold, otherwise Nr-Mt. 14) Waite Hoyt. 12/17/80; light vertical fold, otherwise Nr-Mt. 15) Monte Irvin. 10/7/92; Nr-Mt. 16) Fergie Jenkins. 7/6/82; Vg, with numerous moderate creases. 17) George Kell. 12/28/91; Vg-Ex, with three moderate vertical folds. 18) Ralph Kiner. 1/31/87; Nr-Mt. 19) Buck Leonard. 2/24/94; Nr-Mt. 20) Willie McCovey. 11/11/92; Nr-Mt. 21) Hal Newhouser. 8/22/86; Nr-Mt. 22) Gaylord Perry. 6/12/84; Ex, with a few extremely tiny surface wrinkles. 23) Brooks Robinson. 4/30/91; Nr-Mt. 24) Joe Sewell. 3/3/70; Nr-Mt. 25) Enos Slaughter. 10/29/88; Vg, with a thin sliver of the top border cut off. 26) Bill Terry. 11/14/82; light vertical fold, otherwise Nr-Mt. 27) Hoyt Wilhelm. 9/7/91; Ex, with light vertical fold. 28) Early Wynn. 4/7/83; Vg, with a small sliver of the top border cut off. As a point of reference, the current SMR value for this collection is $2,375. Total: 28 checks. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.
SOLD FOR $2,252

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