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Brooklyn Dodgers Signed Photo Collection (36) Plus Signed 1957 Dodgers Reunion Print and Signed Perez-Steele Postcard
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,067
Collection of thirty-six different photos, plus one Perez-Steele Hall of Fame postcard, each signed by one or more former Brooklyn Dodgers players. Twenty-six of the photos are vintage news photos from the 1940s and 1950s. The remainder, with the exception of a Campanella newspaper photo, also appear to be vintage news photos, but no proprietary stampings appear on the reverse. All measure approximately 8 x 10 inches with the exception of five (slightly smaller). Twenty-four photos are single signed, with the remainder signed by two or more players. Unless otherwise noted, all of the signatures, penned in a variety of inks, grade between "8" and "10" and the photos range from Good to Excellent condition, averaging Vg. For the single-signed photos, the number of photos for each player , if more than one, is noted in parentheses. Single-Signed Photos (24 total): Dolph Camilli, Roy Campanella (newspaper photo; 3.75 x 7 inches), Ben Chapman, Johnny Cooney, Leo Durocher (2), Carl Erskine (3, one grading "5"), Fred Fitzsimmons (grading "6"), Luke Hamlin (2), Buddy Hassett, Babe Herman, Gil Hodges, Cookie Lavagetto (2), Pee Wee Reese (5; one of the photos has been laminated), Rosy Ryan, Duke Snider (personalized and dated 3/2/57). Multisigned Photos (12 total): 1) Carl Furillo and Cal Abrams. 2) Leo Durocher and Fred Fitzsimmons. 3) Dixie Walker and Augie Galan. 4) Cookie Lavagetto and Dixie Walker. 5) Whit Wyatt and Mickey Owen. 6) Whit Wyatt and Johnny Vander Meer. 7) Dixie Walker and Walker Cooper. 8) Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, and Carl Erskine (Erskine's signature grades ""4/5"). 9) Ben Chapman and Leo Durocher. 10) Billy Herman, Cookie Lavagetto, Pee Wee Reese, and Augie Galan. 11) Ransom Jackson and Sandy Koufax (photo has been laminated onto a wood backing). 12) Luke Hamlin, Leo Durocher, Cookie Lavagetto, Fred Fitzsimmons, Pete Reiser, and Whit Wyatt. Perez-Steele Hall of Fame Postcard (1): Duke Snider. Also included is a limited-edition 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers Reunion print ("40/50"),created by artist James Amore and issued in 1990, that is signed in blue marker by all seventeen players pictured: Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax, Duke Snider, Carl Erskine, Johnny Podres, Don Elston, Elmer Valo, Charlie Neal, Sandy Amoros, Clem Labine, Ken Lehman, Ransom Jackson, Don Newcombe, Ed Roebuck, Joe Pignatano, Don Zimmer, and Rube Walker. All of the signatures have faded and range in grade from "2" to "7," averaging "6." The print (16 x 20 inches) has been affixed to a Styrofoam board and is otherwise Ex-Mt. Total: 38 items (36 signed photos, signed Perez-Steele postcard, and signed 1990 reunion print). LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,067
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