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1950 Philadelphia Phillies "Whiz Kids" Near-Complete Autograph Collection
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $600
Compiled by a very dedicated Phillies fan, this collection features signature examples from all but two members of the fabled 1950 Philadelphia Phillies "Whiz Kids." A total of thirty players and four coaches, plus manager Eddie Sawyer, are represented here, with the only Blix Donnelly and Jack Britton missing for completion. The vast majority of signed items are in the form of 8 x 10-inch photos (both color and black-and-white), but there are also a few cut magazine or newspaper photos and trade cards. A few of the players are represented more than once. The complete list of signers, with number of items noted in parentheses (if more than one) is as follows: Ashburn, Waitkus, Goliat, Hamner (2), Jones, Ennis (2), Sisler, Seminick (4), Whitman, Lopata, Bloodworth, Caballero, Nicholson, Mayo, Silvestri, Hollmig, Blatnik, Roberts, Simmons (2), Konstanty, Miller (2), Meyer, Church, Johnson, Heintzelman, Candini (2), Borowy, Stuffel (2), Thompson, Ridzik, Sawyer (Mgr.), Bengough (coach), Cooke (coach), McDonnell (coach), and Perkins (coach). Together with a number of related items, including a signed reunion photo (8 x 10 inches) featuring seventeen signatures, a 1950 Phillies World Series program (Fair), a 1950 Phillies yearbook (Vg-Ex), and a 1950 Phillies scorecard (vs. Chicago; not scored; Ex-Mt). Signatures, penned in a variety of inks (mainly blue Sharpie) grade "9/10," with just a few slightly lesser. Excellent to Mint condition overall. Total: 45 signed items. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $600
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