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Lot # 786: Hall of Famers & Stars Signed Display Collection (47)

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 14 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2022",
which ran from 5/20/2022 7:00 PM to
6/11/2022 10:00 PM



Large baseball autograph collection, consisting of cuts, index cards, government postcards, team sheets, and other various items of similar size, nearly all of which have been matted together with a photograph (modern print) of the respective player(s) or team. With just a few exceptions, all the players represented here played between the years 1900 and 1950. A total of fifty-nine signatures are featured in the collection, thirty-three of which are those of Hall of Famer players. (Thirty-one different Hall of Fame signatures are featured in the collection, with two players represented twice.) A total of forty-seven matted pieces make up the collection. Unless otherwise noted, the signatures (scripted in a variety of inks) grade 8/10 or better and the items are in apparent overall Excellent condition or better (all the signed pieces are taped to the matting on the underside). The mattings range from 8x10" to 11x14," with just one larger (12x17").  

Hall of Fame Players: 1) George Sisler. 2) Carl Hubbell. 3) Stan Coveleski.  4) Ralph Kiner. 5) Chick Hafey. 6) Zack Wheat. 7) Tom Seaver. 8) Johnny Mize. 9) Elmer Flick (signature grades 6/10). 10) Waite Hoyt. 11) Ray Schalk (moderate stain; GD). 12) Dizzy Dean. 13) Frankie Frisch. 14) Jessie Haines. 15) Chief Bender. 16) Ernie Lombardi (signature grades 7/10). 17) Lefty Grove. 18) Sam Rice. 19) George Kelly (signed photo). 20) Joe Cronin (signature grades 7/10). 21) Earl Averill (two signed real-photo postcards matted together). 22) Hank Greenberg. 23) Earle Combs. 24) Edd Roush. 25) Harry Hooper. 26) Sam Crawford (signature grades 6/10 due to bleeding). 27) Eppa Rixey. 28) Red Ruffing. 

Non-Hall of Fame Players: 1) Bob O'Farrell. 2) Al Bridwell. 3) Donnie Bush. 4) George "Specs" Toporcer. 5) Heinie Groh (toned and laminated, GD; signature grades 6/10). 6) Bill Wambsganss. 7) Tommy Leach. 8) Hans Lobert. 9) Lefty O'Doul (heavy staining; GD). 10) David "Davy" Jones (signature grades 6/10). 11) John "Jack" Tobin (signature grades 6/10). 12) John "Stuffy" McInnis (heavily toned; VG). 13) Joe Wood. 14) George Gibson. 15) Larry Doyle. 16) Ray "Rube" Bressler (signature grades 7/10). 17) Fred Snodgrass. 

Team or Multi-Signed: 1) 1938 Washington Senators Team-Signed Sheet: Heinie Manush, Joe Cronin, Bob Burke, Cliff Bolton, Bob Boken, Nick Altrock, Johnny Kerr, Dave Harris, and Cecil Travis.  2) 1928 Chicago Cubs Multi-Signed Sheet: Gabby Hartnett, Kiki Cuyler, Charlie Root, and Fred Maguire (the Kiki Cuyler signature is one the reverse side of the sheet).

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