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Baseball Autograph Collection with Satchel Paige, P. Waner, DiMaggio, and Mantle (11)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,680
This diverse collection of autographed material features the signatures of ten different Hall of Fame players, including a baseball signed by "Willie, Mickey, and the Duke," and a photo signed by Satchel Paige. The collection is comprised of the following: 1) Satchel Paige signed 8 x 10-inch black-and-white photo. The photo, produced by Gateway Stamps, pictures Paige as a member of the St. Louis Browns. Flawlessly signed by Paige in blue Sharpie (grading "10"). Nr-Mt. 2) Ted Lyons handwritten note on an unlined 3 x 5-inch card. In full: "Dear Chip: Regarding your questions about the spitter - I don't think they should bring it back because it would open the bay for too many pitchers wed on Emery ball, Shine ball, etc - Ted Lyons." Text and signature are both scripted in blue ink ("10"). Ex. 3) Envelope, addressed to "H. Gustkey" and postmarked June 6, 1961, from Pontiac, Michigan, featuring the signature of Paul Waner as part of the return address. Waner has signed the envelope "Paul Waner/Box 3027/Sarasota, Fla." in blue ink ("10"). 6.5 x 3.5 inches. Ex. 4) 1963 St. Louis Cardinals yearbook signed on the interior by Stan Musial. Musial's blue Sharpie siganature ("10") appears on page three, which features a photo of him at bat. 8.25 x 10.75 inches. Ex-Mt. 5) ONL (White) ball signed in blue ink by Willie Mays ("8"), Mickey Mantle (SS, "10"), and Duke Snider ("9"). Ex-Mt. 6) OAL (Brown) ball signed in blue ink ("10") across the sweet spot by Joe DiMaggio. Ex-Mt, with light, scattered age toning. 7) OAL (Brown) ball signed in black ink ("9") across the sweet spot by Bill Dickey. Moderate age toning, otherwise Nr-Mt. 8) OAL (MacPhail) ball signed in blue ink ("10") across the sweet spot by Billy Martin. With very light age toning, otherwise Nr-Mt. 9) ONL (Feeney) ball signed in blue ink across the sweet spot by Bobby Thomson ("10") and Ralph Branca ("7," light bleeding). Nr-Mt. 10) ONL (Feeney) ball signed in blue ink ("9") across the sweet spot by Sal Maglie. Nr-Mt. 11) OAL (MacPhail) ball signed in black ink ("9") across the sweet spot by Enos Slaughter. Nr-Mt. Total: 11 items. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,680
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