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1982-1983 The Sporting News Signed Collection (88)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,200

Collection of eighty-eight different issues of The Sporting News, spanning the years 1982 and 1983, each signed on the cover by one or more of the respective athletes pictured. A total of 138 well-known sports stars are represented here, many more than once, including Wayne Gretzky, Rickey Henderson, Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson, Pete Rose, Eddie Murray, Ozzie Smith, Bruce Sutter, Cal Ripken Jr., Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Larry Holmes, Moses Malone, Isiah Thomas, Akeem Olajuwon, John Riggins, Lyle Alzado, Marcus Allen, Herschel Walker, Ken Stabler, Ken Anderson, Ronnie Lott, Mike Ditka, Joe Theismann, and John McEnroe. All of the signatures, signed in a variety of inks (mainly Sharpie) grade "9" on average. A few of the signatures are personalized, as noted. Each issue is complete, with conditions ranging from Gd to Ex-Mt, averaging Vg-Ex. Total: 88 issues. LOA from James Spence/JSA. The complete listing is as follows:

1982 - Single Signed Issues (27)

Marcus Allen September 13 (inscribed “Peace to you”)
Todd Blackledge October 4 (personalized)
Gerry Faust November 15
Dan Fouts January 16
Steve Garvey March 6
Rickey Henderson June 14
Keith Hernandez May 17
Sugar Ray Leonard November 22
Neil Lomax November 29 (inscribed “Col 3:17”)
Moses Malone February 27
Gene Mauch July 5
John McEnroe June 21
Dale Murphy September 20
Eddie Murray May 10
Al Oliver April 24
Sam Perkins February 13
Rafael Ramirez May 3
Ralph Sampson March 20
Kenneth Sims April 26 (inscribed “NFL #1”)
Ken Stabler December 20
Craig Stadler May 24
Isiah Thomas February 20
Herschel Walker January 2 (personalized)
Herschel Walker August 30 (personalized)
Herschel Walker December 13 (personalized)
Earl Weaver July 26
Carl Yastrzemski June 28

1982 Multi-Signed Issues (17)

Ken Anderson/Ronnie Lott January 23
Mike Bossy/Guy Lafleur/Billy Smith March 13
James Brooks/Bruce Harper December 27
Mike Ditka/Frank Kush July 19 (personalized by both)
George Foster/Dave Collins/Ken Griffey, Sr. April 17
Larry Holmes/Gerry Cooney June 7
LaMarr Hoyt/Keith Moreland May 31
Reggie Jackson/Steve Sax August 23
Bert Jones/Vince Ferragamo August 16
Sam Perkins/Eric Floyd/Rodney McCray/Lynden Rose April 3
Pete Rose/Gaylord Perry/Willie Stargell/Carl Yastrzemski April 10
Ozzie Smith/Garry Templeton March 27 (personalized by Smith)
Bruce Sutter/Cecil Cooper October 18
Randy White/Rickey Henderson September 6
Robin Yount/Cecil Cooper August 9
Robin Yount/Lonnie Smith October 25
Robin Yount/Don Sutton October 11

1983 Single-Signed Issues (27)

Floyd Bannister September 12
George Brett May 16
Rod Carew June 20
Steve Carlton June 6
Eric Dickerson November 14
Darrell Evans June 27 (inscribed “#41”)
Steve Garvey March 21
Roy Green December 12
Marvin Hagler November 7
Whitey Herzog January 3
Reggie Jackson May 2
Steve Kemp April 18
Blair Kiel August 29 (personalized)
Billy Martin March 7
Akeem Olajuwon November 28
John Riggins December 26
Pete Rose July 25
Mike Rozier November 21
Mike Rozier December 19
Ralph Sampson October 31
Dave Stieb June 13
Joe Theismann July 18
Wayman Tisdale February 14 (inscribed “#23”)
Fernando Valenzuela July 11
Wesley Walker September 5
Danny White October 3
Carl Yastrzemski April 11

1983 Multi-Signed Issues (17)

Lyle Alzado/Ted Hendricks October 17
George Brett/Joe Brinkman/Lee MacPhail/Billy Martin August 8
Greg Brock/Mike Marshall May 23
Maurice Cheeks/Sidney Moncrief/Jim Paxson February 28
Andre Dawson/Cecil Cooper September 26
A.J. Duhe/Dexter Manley/Bob Brudzinski January 31
Stewart Granger/Dirk Minniefield/Jon Sundvold March 14
Wayne Gretzky/Pete Peeters February 21 (full JSA LOA included)
Franco Harris/Jack Lambert August 15
Ray Knight/Nancy Lopez August 22
Don Larsen/Carlton Fisk/Bill Mazeroski October 12
John Riggins/Russ Grimm February 7
John Riggins/Joe Jacoby January 24
John Riggins/Mark Mosely/Joe Theismann January 10
Cal Ripken, Jr./Lenn Sakata October 24
B. Robinson/Marichal/Kell August 1
Ozzie Smith/Bruce Sutter/Darrell Porter/Lonnie Smith April 4  Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,200

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