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Lot # 991 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1973 Baseball Hall of Fame Signed Yearbook – 31 Different Hall of Fame Signatures (34 total)

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $948

1973 Baseball Hall of Fame yearbook signed on the interior by most of the forty then-living Hall of Fame players. (Combs, Campenella and Faber could not be obtained at that time, due to 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 (on lightly folded page), Dickey, Terry, DiMaggio, Lyons, Cronin, Greenberg, McCarthy, Carey, Feller, Roush, Rice, Ruffing, L. Waner, Medwick, Coveleski, Hoyt, Boudreau, Hooper, Marquard, Paige, Berra, Gomez, Koufax, Leonard, Irvin, Kelly, Spahn. Also signed by "Mrs. Babe Ruth" next to a picture of her posing with Mrs. Mathewson, Collins, and Ott, and again by Gehringer and Hoyt next to their pictures on the Veterans’ Committee page. The 76-page yearbook (last year of the spiral version) 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 $948

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