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1949 Kid Nichols Day Souvenir Card - Signed by Kid Nichols
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $600
Small illustrated card, issued as a "Souvenir of Kid Nichols Day" on August 16, 1949, signed by "Charles 'Kid' Nichols" in blue ink (grading "9/10") on the front. Nichols, who was seventy-nine years old at the time, had just been inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame on June 13, 1949, so it was only natural that the "Co-Operative Club of Kansas City" decided to honor him with a special day two months later (Nichols was a resident of Kansas City, Missouri). We don't know how many of these souvenir cards Nichols signed on that day, but the number was probably quite modest. We have seen a few others over the years (approximately ten), and believe that "Kid' Nichols himself may have had a few extras and sent them out in response to autograph requests. Nichols' signature, in any form, is scarce because he died just four years later, leaving Hall of Fame autograph collectors only a very narrow window of time to acquire his autograph. The card (3.25 x 4.25 inches, visible dimensions) displays a staple at the top and bottom, as well as tape residue along all four borders. In apparent Very Good condition. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 7.5 x 9.5 inches). Full LOA from PSA/DNA and LOA from James Spence/JSA. SOLD FOR $600
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