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Circa 1930s Baseball Autograph Album (with Cobb, Foxx, Johnson, Lazzeri, Hornsby et al.) and Honus Wagner Signed Magazine

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,819

This collection is comprised of a 1930s autograph album featuring 130 signatures, nearly all of which are those of former Major League players, including nine Hall of Fame players and golfer Craig Wood, a former Masters winner, and a copy of the 1943 Who's Who in the Major Leagues signed on the front cover by Honus Wagner. 1) Autograph Album. The soft-cover album (6.25 x 4.75 inches) has been signed on the interior by 176 individuals, including the following nine baseball Hall of Famers: Cobb, Foxx, Johnson, Lazzeri, Hornsby, McKechnie, Gomez, Mack, and Schalk. Also featured here is the rare signature of golfer Craig Wood, who won both the Masters and U.S. Open in 1941. Included among the remaining signatures are those of Wally Moses, Roger Cramer, Roy Mahaffey, Wally Moses, Pinky Higgins, Eric McNair, Willis Hudlin, Orel Hildebrand, Hal Trosky, Mel Harder, Joe Vosmik, Bill Knickerbocker, Red Rolfe, Johnny Murphy, Gabby Street, Bucky Walters, Lyn Lary, Russ Van Atta, Charles O'Leary (coach on the 1927 Yankees), Burt Shotton, and Myril Hoag. Approximately one third of the signatures are in pencil, including Foxx, Johnson, Lazzeri, McKechnie, Gomez, and Mack. The remainder are in blue or black fountain pen. Signatures range from "7" to "10," averaging "9." The Cobb signature in particular is extremely bold and represents one of the finest examples one could ever hope to obtain. In Excellent condition overall. 2) 1943 Who's Who in the Major Leagues signed by Honus Wagner. The fabled "Flying Dutchman" has signed the cover in blue ink, with the signature grading "7." The final page displays a moderate tear; otherwise the book is in Excellent to Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,819

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