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1991 Hall of Fame Signed Photo Display
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $2,040
Set against the scenic backdrop of Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York, this 14 x 11-inch color photo captures all of the Hall of Fame members and League officials present at the 1991 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies. The thirty-six individuals pictured here are all identified in white lettering along the base of the photo. The photo has been matted and framed, and the matting has provided the venue for the signatures of thirty-five of the thirty-six members present. (The only individual pictured who did not sign the piece was Ed Stack, then President of the Hall of Fame.) Featured here are the signatures of Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Ernie Banks, Billy Herman, Fergie Jenkins, Bobby Doerr, Al Lopez, Whitey Ford, Catfish Hunter, Billy Williams, Bobby Brown (president of the American League), Fay Vincent (commissioner of baseball), Robin Roberts, Rick Ferrell, Ray Dandridge, Monte Irvin, Charlie Gehringer, Warren Spahn, Yogi Berra, Rod Carew, Early Wynn, Johnny Mize, Ralph Kiner, Al Barlick, Luis Aparicio, Enos Slaughter, Gaylord Perry, Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Brooks Robinson, Juan Marichal, Bill White (president of the National League), Al Kaline, and Pee Wee Reese. Also appearing on the matting is the signature of Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan (not pictured). All of the signatures have been boldly executed in blue Sharpie and grade "10." This piece originates from the fabled Barry Halper Collection. As was his custom, Barry attended nearly all of the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies between the years 1975 and 1999. Knowing that each year a group picture was taken, Barry always brought a matting with him for the players to sign, which he then later paired with photo after it was printed. This is an attractive and extremely desirable Hall of Fame signed piece, especially considering the fact that nearly half of the individuals pictured here are no longer with us. Ideal for display. Framed to total dimensions of 25.5 x 22 inches. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $2,040
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