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Enormous Football Hall of Fame Autograph Collection (271 HOF Signatures!)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,320
This enormous Hall of Fame football autograph collection features 271 signatures, with 147 different players represented. The overwhelming majority of the signatures (201) have been scripted on a 3 x5-inch index card or similar size sheet, with the remaining signatures appearing on football cards (46), photos (8), and a number of miscellaneous items (16). The number of items for each player, if more than one, is noted in parentheses. The signatures, scripted in a variety of inks, average "9/10," while the items are in Excellent to Mint condition overall. In our listing, we have noted the number of signatures for each Hall of Fame player (if more than one) in parentheses. 3 x 5-inch Cards or Similar-Size Sheets (201): Alworth, Atkins, Barney (2), Battles, Bednarik (4), Bob Bell, Berry (3), Biletnikoff, Blanda (4), Blount, Bouniconti, W. Brown, Campbell (2), Carson (2), Creekmur (5), W. Davis (4), Dawson, DeLamielleure, Dierdorf (2), Diktka, Donovan, Dorsett, Dudley (7), Fouts, Gifford, Grant, Greene (6), Gregg, Griese (2), Ham, Hampton, Hendricks, Hornung, Houston (2), Huff, Jimmy Johnson, John Henry Johnson, Joiner, S. Jones (3), Jurgensen (4), J. Kelly, L. Kelly, Krause, Langer (2), Lanier, Largent (2), Lary (4), Lavelli (4), Levy, Lilly, L. Little (3), Lofton, Mack , Mackey (4), Marchetti (3), Martin (2), Matson (3), Maynard, McAfee (3), McCormick (2), McDonald (4), McElhenny, Mitchell, Mix, Moore (2), Munchak (2), Namath, NItschke, Noll, Olsen (2), Otto, Page (2), C. Parker (4), Payton, Pihos (2), Reed, Reeves, Renfro, Ringo, Robinson, Robustelli (5), A. Rooney, D. Rooney (2), Rozelle (2), C. Sanders (2), St. Clair, Schmidt (5), Selmon (2), Shaw, Shell, Shields, Shula, J. Smith, Staubach (2), Stenerud (2), Strong, Swann, Tarkenton (3), J. Taylor, Turner (2), Trippi (3), Unitas, Warfield, Wilcox, L. Wilson (3), Wood (2), Wright, Yari, Youngblood (2). Football Cards (46; mostly modern post-1980 cards): Adderley, Bednarik, Bethea, Butkus, B. Brown, Carter, Casper, Csonka (2), Dickerson, Dudley, Eller, Hannah, Joiner, Lary, Lavelli, Mack, Marchetti, Matthews, McAfee, McCormick, McDaniel, Munoz, Newsome, Noll, Otto, C. Parker, Robustelli, D. Rooney, Schmidt, Shields, Shula (2), Slater, C. Taylor, D. Thomas (2), T. Thomas, Trippi, Webster, Randy White, Williams, L. Wilson, Youngblood (2), and Zimmerman. Photos (8; all are approximately 8 x 10 inches unless otherwise noted): Newsome, Perry, Pihos (3.5 x 5.5 inches), Sayers, Stephenson, Tittle, and Winslow (2). Miscellaneous (16): Bert Bell (2; check and envelope), W. Davis (postcard), Haynes (HOF art card), Hickerson (cut sig), Lavelli (2; cut sig and art card), Layne (cut sig), Long (4 x 6-inch card), Madden (Goal Line Art card), McDonald (thank-you card), Olsen (handwritten letter), Richter (cut sig), Van Buren (photo card), Walker (cut sig), and L. Wilson (art card). Also included (over and above the 271 Hall of Fame signatures detailed above) are the signatures of ten different players/executives who may someday be elected to the Hall of Fame: Terrell Davis (photo), Warrick Dunn (card), Henry Ellard, Tony Gonzalez (3; cards), Peyton Manning (card), Hardy Nickerson, Terrell Owns (card), Simeon Rice, Paul Tagliabue (2; index cards), and Darryl Talley (index card). Total: 284 signed items (271 signed by Hall of Fame players plus 13 additional signed by players who may someday be elected to the Hall of Fame). LOA from James Spence/JSA.
Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,320
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