1978 Baseball Hall of Fame Yearbook Signed by 34 Players Including Mantle and DiMaggio

Sold For: $1,920

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1679

Item Year: 1978

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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1978 Baseball Hall of Fame yearbook signed on the interior by 34 Hall of Fame players, plus Hall of Fame executive Bowie Kuhn and former director of the Hall of Fame Ken Smith. All of the signatures, penned in blue ink with the exception of Marquard (blue Sharpie), appear in the area of the player's respective Hall of Fame plaque photo. The signatures are all boldly scripted and grade "9” or “10.” The Hall of Fame members represented here are Mantle, DiMaggio, Gehringer, Dickey, Feller, Appling, Grimes, Ruffing, L. Waner, Musial, Coveleski, Hoyt, Boudreau, Marquard, Paige, Berra, Gomez, Koufax, Leonard, Wynn, Irvine, Spahn, Ford, Averill, Herman, Johnson, Kiner, Lemon, Lindstrom, Roberts, Banks, Lopez, Sewell, Mathews, and Kuhn (next to his photo on the interior cover; he wasn’t elected to the Hall of Fame until 2008). Also signed by Ken Smith, director of the Hall of Fame. The 70-page yearbook displays light, scattered toning on the covers, and a number of the pages have detached from the spine. In Very Good condition overall. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+.

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