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High-Quality Signed 3x5 Baseball Collection - 229 Different with 50 Hall of Famers and 148 Deceased Stars!
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $960
Collection of 229 individually signed 3 x 5-inch index cards, representing 229 different signers, including fifty Hall of Fame players and numerous stars. Also represented here are a few umpires, executives, sportswriters, announcers, and even wives and daughters of famous players. Of special note is the fact that 150 of the 229 individuals featured here (65%) are now deceased. All the signatures, penned in a variety of inks, are boldly executed and grade "9" or "10." A small number of the cards have been inscribed to a particular person (noted with an "I"). All of the cards are white and unlined on BOTH SIDES (except for lined backsides on Kelly and McDougald and a lined front on Lopat). The overwhelming majority of the cards are in Excellent to Near Mint condition or better. Three are on 3 x 5-inch unlined slips of white paper, as noted. This grouping originates from a longtime collector who obtained each of these personally via the mail route using the famed Smalling address booklet. The vast majority were signed in the 1970s. The remainder were signed in the mid-to-late 1980s (with a few exceptions).
Deceased players (150): Sparky Anderson, Luke Appling (pencil), Earl Averill, Morris "Red" Badgo, Steve Barber, Al Barlick-I, Rex Barney, Dick Bartell, Johnny Bassler, Hank Bauer, James "Cool Papa" Bell, Wally Berger, Yogi Berra, Ewell Blackwell, Lou Boudreau, Lou Brissie-I (note), Smoky Burgess, Johnny Callison, Dean Chance, Spud Chandler, Jocko Conlan-I, Walker Cooper, Stan Coveleski, Doc Cramer, Hughie Critz, Harry Danning, Al Dark (paper), Spud Davis, Don Demeter, Murry Dickson, Bob Dillinger, Dom DiMaggio-I, Leo Durocher, Woody English, Del Ennis, Ferris Fain, Bibb Falk, Bob Feller, Rick Ferrell, Jim Fregosi, Lonny Frey, Chas. Gehringer, Steve Gromek, Stan Hack, Mel Harder, Tom Henrich, Billy Herman, Ralph Houk, Willis Hudlin, Jim Catfish Hunter, Monte Irvin, Larry Jansen, Judy Johnson, Smead Jolley, Eddie Joost, Bill Jurges, Willie Kamm, George Kelly-I, Harmon Killebrew, Whitey Kurowski, Clem Labine, Max Lanier, Norm Larker, Bob Lemon, Buck Leonard, Whitey Lockman, Ed Lopat (lined), Al Lopez, Jerry Lynch, Ted Lyons, Frank Malzone, Marty Marion, Rube Marquard, Ed Mathews, Gil McDougald, Stu Miller, Don Mincher, Johnny Mize, Joe Moore, Johnny Moore-I, Don Mueller-I (note), Pat Mullin, Stan Musial, Hal Newhouser, Jim O'Toole, Marv Owen, Mickey Owen, Andy Pafko, Clarence “Ace” Parker, Mel Parnell, Johnny Pesky, Bill Pierce, Johnny Podres, Pee Wee Reese, Allie Reynolds, Bill Rigney, Robin Roberts, Preacher Roe, Al Rosen, Edd Roush, Hank Sauer, Eddie Sawyer, Hal Schumacher, Herb Score, Andy Seminick, Joe Sewell, Luke Sewell, Rip Sewell, Larry Sherry, George "Shotgun" Shuba, Enos Slaughter, Duke Snider, Warren Spahn, Chuck Tanner, Wm. Bill Terry, Bobby Thomson, Cecil Travis, Bob Turley, Jim Turner-I (paper), Virgil Trucks, George Uhle, Elmer Valo, Johnny Vander Meer-I, Mickey Vernon, Harry Walker, Earl Weaver, Whitey Whitehead, Ted Wilks, Dick Williams, Gene Woodling, Glenn Wright, Whit Wyatt, Gus Zernial. No-hit stars: Don Cardwell, Cliff Chambers, Ken Johnson-I, Bob Keegan, Vernon Kennedy, Bill Monbouquette, Don Nottebart. Misc.: Buzzie Bavasi, Albert Chandler-I, Tom Gorman-I (ump), Curt Gowdy-I, Calvin Griffith-I, Bill Kinnamon, Bowie Kuhn, Lee MacPhail, Jim Murray (writer), and Ed Sudol-I/note.
Living players (79): Max Alvis, Sal Bando, Glen Beckert, Jack Billingham, Ron Bloomberg, Vida Blue, Bob Boone, Larry Bowa, Ralph Branca-I, Tom Brunansky, Bert Campaneris, Ron Cey, Rocky Colavito, Larry Dierker, Bob Doerr, Carl Erskine, Elroy Face, Eddie Fisher, Bob Friend, Steve Garvey, Alex Grammas, Dick Groat, Bill Hands, Bud Harrelson, Doug Harvey (ump), Solly Hemus-I, Davey Johnson, Howard Johnson, Al Kaline, Ed Kranepool, Jim Landis, Frank Lary, Tom Lasorda, Vernon Law, Bill Lee, Jim Lonborg, Bill Mazeroski, Dick McAuliffe, Mike McCormick, Ken McMullen, Sam Mele, Denis Menke, Wally Moon, Don Newcombe, Phil Niekro, Claude Osteen, Rafael Palmeiro, Milt Pappas, Albie Pearson, Jim Perry, Gary Peters, Fritz Peterson, Bobby Richardson, Brooks Robinson, Rachel Robinson (misc.), Jim Rooker, Red Schoendienst, Bobby Shantz, Roy Sievers, Curt Simmons, Bob Skinner, Chris Speier, Gene Stephens, Julia Ruth Stevens (misc.), Frank Thomas, Del Unser, Bill Virdon, Pete Ward, Ray Washburn, Bill White, Roy White, Billy Williams (paper), Rick Wise, and Wilbur Wood. No-hit stars: Ed Halicki, Don Larsen, Dave Morehead, Bill Singer, and Clyde Wright. Total: 229 signed cards. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $960
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