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Lot # 790: Signed Baseball First-Day Cover Collection (42) w/Mantle, Williams, DiMaggio, Aaron, and Mays

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 18 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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

Collection of forty-two signed first-day covers featuring a total of 27 Hall of Fame signatures. Thirty-four of the covers are single signed, with the remainder displaying either two or three different signatures. The vast majority of the covers (38) were issued during the 1980s by either Gateway or "Z." The three Joe DiMaggio signed covers date from either 1939 or 1940, including a 1939 Baseball Centennial cover.  The signatures, scripted in a variety of inks, grade 9/10 on average. The covers (6.5x3.75") are in Excellent to Mint condition overall. The number of signed covers for each player(s), if more than one, is noted in parentheses. The collection consists of the following: 

Single-Signed Covers (34 total): Hank Aaron, Al Barlick, Lou Brock (3), Steve Carlton (2), Joe DiMaggio (3), Darrell Evans, Dwight Gooden, Reggie Jackson, Al Kaline, Mickey Mantle (2), Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Johnny Mize, Dave Parker, Gaylord Perry, Frank Robinson, Pete Rose (6), Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Duke Snider, Rusty Staub, and Ted Williams (2). 

Multi-Signed Covers (8 total): 1) Orlando Cepeda/Juan Marichal/Gaylord Perry. 2-8) Bobby Thomson/Ralph Branca (7) 

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