March 28, 2018
One of the things that drives collectors towards autographs and game-used memorabilia is the idea that the player at one time had that specific item in his hands. For baseball autograph collectors, a baseball is one of the most obvious mediums to collect. Many collectors do, however, prefer to stick with something that offers them a desirable signature but also an inherent guarantee of authenticity. This is the reason that signed check collecting has become the big field that it is today. And for some of the game's Hall of Famers, finding a signed check is multiples harder than finding a ball or a cut.
This spring, we will be presenting nearly four dozen lots from a comprehensive baseball Hall of Fame signed check collection. Within it are many of the games greats in extremely high grade, but also included are some true signature rarities. An Eddie Plank endorsed check is the first of its kind that we've ever offered. A superb 1919 Chicago White Sox payroll check weaves in a fascinating story ingrained in the game's history. And a few group lots offer collectors an outstanding foundation for the assembly of their own collection.
A few of the highlights include: