1960s Baseball Autograph Collection

Sold For: $720

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1387

Item Year: 1965

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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This large autograph collection is highlighted by six vintage leather-bound autograph albums (each approximately 6 x 5 inches) featuring a total of 470 autographs, thirty-four of which are those of Hall of Fame players. All of the albums date from the 1960s and include players, coaches, and managers from the era. The overwhelming majority of the signatures have been scripted directly onto the album pages, but a few cuts are represented as well. Also included in this collection are a 1966 Chicago Cubs signed press book and four different signed 1966 San Francisco Giants yearbooks (1963-1966), which combined, feature an additional 117 signatures, twenty-six of which are those of Hall of Fame players. Therefore, there are a total of 574 signatures in this entire collection, which includes sixty Hall of Fame signatures. (There are duplicate signatures in each group). In our listing, we have duly noted all of the Hall of Fame players, as well as a number of other notables. The signatures, penned mainly in blue or black ink, range from "5" to "10," averaging "8/9." A number of the autograph-album pages have either cards or magazine photos of the respective player or players affixed to the page. The albums and other items display moderate-to-heavy handling wear and are in Very Good condition overall. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA.

Autograph Book One (48 signatures): including, Nellie Fox, Jim Bunning, Yogi Berra, Billy Hoeft, Gino Cimoli, Wes Parker, Jesus Alou, Jackie Jensen, Lefty O'Doul, Tug McGraw, Ron Swoboda, and Cookie Lavagetto.

Autograph Book Two (87 signatures): including, Billy Williams, Lou Boudreau, Lou Brock, Ernie Banks, Stan Musial, Ron Santo, Gaylord Perry, Juan Marichal, Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda, Ed Mathews, Warren Spahn, Willie McCovey, Ken Hubbs, Wes Westrum, Harvey Kuenn, Mike McCormick (twice), Felipe Alou, Mickey Vernon, Jose Pagan, Lew Burdette, Matty Alou, Jim Brosnan, Al Dark, Whitey Lockman, Ken Boyer, Billy Hoeft, Lindy McDaniel, Bob Buhl, and Cal Koonce.

Autograph Book Three (84 signatures): including, Joe Torre, Hank Aaron, Ralph Kiner, Casey Stengel, Richie Ashburn, Duke Snider, Willie Stargell, Del Crandall, Ron Fairly, Curt Flood, Roy Sievers, Dick Groat, Smokey Burgess, Danny Murtaugh, Pete Rose, Bobby Bragan, Jose Cardenal, Tracy Stallard, and Dolph Camilli.

Autograph Book Four (143 signatures): including, Joe Morgan, Hoyt Wilhelm, Bill Mazeroski, Phil Niekro, Billy Martin, Tony Oliva, Mudcat Grant, Jim Kaat, Rube Walker (twice), Cleon Jones, Steve Blass, Matty Alou, Gene Michael, Johnny Pesky, Don Cardwell, Clyde King, Tommy Agee, Don Buford, Tommy John, Smokey Burgess, Jim Fregosi, Jay Johnstone, Bob Aspromonte, Jim Busby, Bob Lillis (twice), Dave Giusti, Nate Colbert, Clay Carroll, Pete Reiser, Phil Linz, Darold Knowles, Tug McGraw, Harvey Haddix, and Ken Boyer.

Autograph Book Five (56 signatures): including, Al Kaline, Frank Robinson, Jim Palmer, Rocky Colavito, Del Crandall, Moose Skowron, Gates Brown, Jerry Lumpe, Norm Cash, Dave McNally (twice), Boog Powell, Dick Howser, Louis Tiant, and Sherm Lollar.

Autograph Book Six (52 signatures): including, Joe Morgan, Frank Robinson, Willie Stargell, Leo Durocher, Del Crandall, Ken Holtzman, Galen Cisco, Harry Walker, Bob Veal, Vern Law, Tony Cloninger, Vada Pinson, Jim Malony, Jimmy Wynn, Gus Triandos, Jim Gentile, Cookie Rojas, and Mel Harder.

1963 Giants Yearbook (twenty-five interior signatures and three cover signatures): including, Orlando Cepeda, Gaylord Perry, Juan Marichal, Willie Mays, and Willie McCovey.
1964 Giants Yearbook(twenty interior signatures and two cover signatures); including Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Gaylord Perry, and Duke Snider.
1965 Giants Yearbook (twenty-four interior signatures and six cover signatures), including Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal, Orlando Cepeda, Gaylord Perry, and Ron Santo.
1966 Giants Yearbook (twenty-one interior signatures and three cover signatures): including, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal, and Gaylord Perry.

1966 Chicago Cubs press book (eleven interior signatures and two cover signatures): including Ernie Banks, Robin Roberts, Ron Santo (twice), and Billy Williams (three times). Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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