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Significant Prewar Hall of Fame Signed Newspaper/Magazine-Photo Collection (12) with Jackie Robinson, Vance, and Wallace
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,160
Collection of twelve signed photos, all of which have been autographed by Hall of Fame players whose careers primarily spanned the years 1900 to 1950. All of the photos in this collection have been taken from the pages of either a newspaper or magazine, with most having been trimmed to their current dimensions. Unless otherwise noted, the signatures, penned in a variety of inks, grade either "9" or "10," and the photos are in Excellent condition or better (without regard to the trimming). This is a significant grouping of Hall of Fame signed photos and includes many scarce offerings. The collection is comprised of the following: 1) Dazzy Vance. 5.2 x 7.25 inches. Vg, with folds and tape residue. 2) Jackie Robinson. 4 x 7 inches. Photo is affixed to paper backing. 3) Roderick Wallace. 2.25 x 4.25 inches. 4) Chick Hafey. 3.25 x 4.5 inches. Paper and adhesive residue on reverse; otherwise Ex-Mt. 5) Sam Crawford. Inscribed "To Diaky/With all good wishes/Wahoo Sam Crawford." 7.5 x 9.5 inches. 6) Jim Bottomley. 3.75 x 5.25 inches. 7) Chuck Klein. There is a slight smudge to the black fountain-pen signature; otherwise it grades "9." 4 x 7.25 inches. 8) Larry MacPhail. The photo also features a secretarial signature of Bucky Harris. 7.75 6.75 inches. Vg, with fold lines. 9) Bill McKechnie. 3.75 x 7 inches. Vg. 10) Herb Pennock. 6.25 x 8 inches. 11) Arky Vaughan. 7.25 x 9.5 inches. Gd-Vg. 12) Branch Rickey. 5 x 10 inches. Vg. Total: 12 signed photos. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $2,160
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