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Lot # 1270 (1270 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

Significant Prewar Hall of Fame Signed Photo Collection (15) with Rixey, P. Waner, and Paige

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,680

Collection of fifteen signed photos,all of which have been autographed by Hall of Fame players whose careers primarily spanned the years 1900 to 1950. Both original and second-generation photos are included. Unless otherwise noted, the signatures, penned in a variety of inks, range from "8" to "10," averaging "9," and the photos are in Excellent condition or better. This is a significant grouping of Hall of Fame signed photos and includes many scarce offerings. The collection is comprised of the following: 1) Eppa Rixey. Inscribed "Best Wishes Charles/Eppa Rixey." Trimmed to its current dimensions of 3.5 x 4.75 inches, otherwise Ex-Mt. 2) Ray Schalk. Signature grades "6." 3.5 x 5 inches. 3) Rogers Hornsby. Signature grades "7." It was originally inscribed by Hornsby, but most of the inscription has been removed. 8 x 10 inches. Vg. 4) Paul Waner. Inscribed "To my friend/Art Bissel/best wishes/Paul Waner/Harrah/March 26th '51." Inscription and signature grade "3/4." 8 x 10 inches. Vg. 5) Pie Traynor. 8 x 10 inches. 6) Bill Terry. 8 x 10 inches. 7) George Sisler. Signature grades "7." 8 x 10 inches. Vg-Ex. 8) Sam Rice. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (real-photo postcard). 9) Satchel Paige. 8 x 10 inches. 10) Joe Medwick. Inscribed "Regards to/Ray Freifelder/Joe Medwick." 8 x 10 inches. Vg-Ex. 11) George Kelly. 8 x 10 inches. 12) Chick Hafey. 8 x 10 inches. 13) Red Faber. 4 x 6 inches (George Brace photo). Vg-Ex. 14) Billy Evans. Signature grades "4." Appears to be trimmed to its current dimensions of 4.75 x 7.5 inches. Vg. 15) Dave Bancroft. Pictured posing with John McGraw and Irish Meusel. 8 x 10 inches. Vg-Ex. Total: 15 signed photos. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $1,680

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