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Enormous Signed Gateway Cachet Collection (154 signed covers including 124 HOF Signatures) with Williams, DiMaggio, Mantle, Jordan

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,406

This extremely significant collection of 154 signed Gateway baseball cachet covers is comprised of ninety-two cachets that are individually signed by Hall of Fame players (representing sixty different players), forty-one cachets individually signed by non Hall of Fame players, and twelve multisigned cachets (with eleven of the twelve cachets bearing the signature of at least one Hall of Fame player). Also included here are nine additional signed Gateway cachets featuring stars from other sports, including two signed by Michael Jordan. Highlights include a 500 Home Run Club cachet, a Willie, Mickey, and the Duke cachet, a Williams/Yaz/Robinson/Mantle Triple Crown cachet, three Ted Williams cachets, a Mantle cachet, a DiMaggio cachet, and a post-accident Campanella cachet. In total, this collection features 124 Baseball Hall of Fame signatures, with some players represented more than once. Nearly all of the cachets offered here were issued during the 1980s. The cachets remain in overall Nr/Mt condition and the signatures, penned in a variety of inks, all grade "9" or "10." In the list that follows, we have noted the number of signed cachets for each player (if more than one) in parentheses after his name. Hall of Fame Single-Signed Cachets (92): Alston, Aparicio, Banks, Barlick, Bell (2), Bench, Berra (2), Blyleven, Boudreau, Campanella, Carew (5), Carlton (5), Chandler, Dandridge, Dickey (2), DiMaggio, Drysdale, Feller (2), Fingers, Fisk, B. Gibson, Hunter, R. Jackson, T. Jackson, Jenkins (2), J. Johnson, Kell, Killebrew, Kiner, Leonard, Mantle, Marichal, Mays, McCovey (2), Mize, Molitor (2), Morgan (2), Murray, Niekro (3), Palmer, Perry (2), Puckett, Reese, B. Ripken Jr. (2), Roberts, B. Robinson (2), F. Robinson (3), Ryan (3), Seaver (4), Sewell, Smith, Snider, Spahn, Sutton, Terry, Wilhelm, T. Williams (3), Winfield (2), Wynn, Yastrzemski (2). Non Hall of Fame Single-Signed Cachets (41): Len Barker, Bob Boone, Jose Canseco, Joe Cowely, Eric Davis, J. D. Drew, Cecil Fielder (2), Bob Forsch, Steve Garvey (2), Dwight Gooden (2), Ken Griffey Sr., Rickey Henderson, Livan Hernandez, Orel Hershiser, Bob Horner, Charlie Hough, Wally Joyner, Jim Kaat, Don Mattingly (2), Mark McGwire (2), Minnie Minoso, Jack Morris, Dave Righetti, Pete Rose (2), Brett Saberhagen, Benito Santiago, Lee Smith, Rusty Staub (3), Dave Stewart, Vander Meer (2), Mike Witt, Eric Young. Multisigned Cachets (12). A total of thirty-two Hall of Fame signatures (many players represented more than once) appear on these twelve cachets, eleven of which include at least one Hall of Fame signature. 1) Mantle/Mays/Snider, 2) Mantle/T. Williams/Yastrzemski/F. Robinson, 3) 500 Home Run Club (Mantle, T. Williams, Aaron, Mays, Schmidt, Killebrew, Banks, McCovey, R. Jackson, Mathews, F. Robinson) 4) 500 Home Run Club (Williams, Aaron, Mathews, Robinson, and McCovey), 5) Ken Griffey Sr./Ken Griffey Jr., 6) Jim Perry/Gaylord Perry, 7) Marvell Wynne/Tony Gwynn/Kruk, 8) Fisk/Ferrell, 9-10) Reggie Jackson/Bud Black (2), 11) Joe Niekro/Phil Niekro, 12) Carlton/Niekro. Non -Baseball Signed Cachets (9): Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan (2), Mario Lemieux, Joe Namath, Dennis Rodman, Bill Walton, Doug Williams. Together with twenty unsigned Gateway cachets, including Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, and Lou Gehrig. Total: 174 cachets (154 signed and 20 unsigned). LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $3,000+. SOLD FOR $4,406

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