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1973 Baseball Hall of Fame Signed Yearbook - 31 Different Hall of Fame Signatures!

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $4,406

1973 Baseball Hall of Fame yearbook signed on the interior by all thirty-one then-living Hall of Fame players with the exception of Ted Williams, Luke Appling, Casey Stengel, Earl Faber, Earl Combs, and Roy Campanella (although still living, the signatures of Combs and Campanella could not be obtained at the time because of their respective health issues). All of the signatures, penned in a variety of inks, appear either above or below the player's respective Hall of Fame plaque photo with the exception of Dickey, who has signed directly across his plaque photo. Signatures range from "8" to "10," averaging "9." It should be noted that all of the signatures in this book were obtained by our consignor in 1973, or shortly after, with the exception of DiMaggio. The players represented here are Grove, Hubbell, Gehringer, Dean, Dickey, Terry, DiMaggio, Lyons, Cronin, Greenberg, McCarthy, Carey, Feller, Roush, Rice, Grimes, Ruffing, Waner, Medwick, Musial, Coveleski, Hoyt, Boudreau, Haines, Hooper, Marquard, Paige, Berra, Gomez, Koufax, and Leonard. Also signed by "Mrs. Babe Ruth" next to her image on the last page. The 66-page yearbook is in Excellent to Mint condition, displaying only modest handling wear. This is an extraordinary signed Hall of Fame item. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $4,406

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