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Large 1950s Signed Index-Card Collection (450) with Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Roy Campanella, and Satchel Paige.
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $4,500
Enormous collection of signed index cards, featuring twenty-eight different Hall of Famers, dating from the 1950s. This collection was obviously a labor of love by some young fan and, considering the number of cards in the collection, probably took years to assemble. All of the cards have been signed in either blue or black fountain pen, with the signatures ranging from "8" to "10," averaging "9/10." Many of the cards display a small, cut newspaper photo of the respective player (affixed by means of tape) next to the signature (some of the photos have detached over time and are no longer present). Aside from light toning and tape residue on some of the cards, the cards remain in Excellent condition overall. The twenty-eight Hall of Fame players represented here are Luke Appling, Richie Ashburn, Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Bobby Doerr, Bob Feller, Nellie Fox, Ford Frick, Joe Gordon, Monte Irvin, George Kell, Ralph Kiner, Bob Lemon, Mickey Mantle, Johnny Mize, Stan Musial, Hal Newhouser, Satchel Paige, Pee Wee Reese, Robin Roberts, Jackie Robinson, Al Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter, Duke Snider, Warren Spahn, and Early Wynn.
A partial list of the non Hall of Fame players is as follows: Johnny Antonelli, Bobby Avila, Joe Astroth, Bob Addis, Bobby Adams, Joe Adcock, Cal Abrams, Jack Bruner, Johnny Bero, John Berardino, Tommy Byrne, Lou Brissie, Matt Batts, Al Benton, Ray Boone, Hank Borowy, Gene Bearden, Bobby Brown, Hank Bauer, Neil Berry, Harry Byrd, Floyd Baker, Vern Bickford, Paul Burris, Jimmy Bloodworth, Tommy Brown, Frankie Baumholtz, Smokey Burgess, Ewell Blackwell, Dan Bankhead, Jack Banta, Rex Barney, Wayne Belardi, Ralph Branca, Ted Beard, Steve Bilko, Cloyd Boyer, Harry Brecheen, Ray Coleman, Merrill Combs, Sam Chapman, Bob Chakales, Chico Carrasquel, Bill Connelly, Paul Calvert, Bob Cain, Jerry Coleman, Joe Collins, Allie Clark, Joe Coleman, Gil Coan, Walker Cooper, Del Crandall, Bubba Church, Bob Chipman, Dave Cole, Billy Cox, Sam Calderone, Pete Castiglione, Bill DeMars, Jim Delsing, Walt Dropo, Dom DiMaggio, Joe Dobson, Bob Dillinger, Sam Dente, Dick Donovan, Al Dark, Murry Dickson, Luke Easter, Hoot Evers, Bob Elliott, Del Ennis, Bruce Edwards, Hank Edwards, Ed Erautt, George Estock, Carl Erskine, Cliff Fannin, Dick Fowler, Ferris Fain, Tom Ferrick, Dee Fondy, Howie Fox, Eddy Fitzgerald, Ned Garver, Mike Garcia, Bill Goodman, Randy Gumpert, Gordon Goldsberry, Johnny Groth, Ted Gray, Mickey Grasso, Frank Hiller, Cid Gordon, Joe Garagiola, Jim Hegan, Ken Holcombe, Ralph Houk, Bobby Hogue, Johnny Hopp, Frank House, Tommy Henrich, Bob Hooper, Bill Hitchcock, Sid Hudson, Mickey Harris, Larry Holmes, Roy Hartsfield, Gene Hermanski, Joe Hatten, Kirby Higbe, Jim Hearn, Clint Hartung, Grady Hatton, Solly Hemus, Dixie Howell, Bill Howerton, Jackie Jensen, Howie Judson, Earl Johnson, Eddie Joost, Ernie Johnson, "Puddin Head" Jones, Ransom Jackson, Larry Jansen, Nippy Jones, Spider Jorgenson, Bill Kennedy, Bob Kennedy, Ellis Kinder, Al Kozar, Don Kolloway, Charlie Keller, Bob Kuzava, Jack Kramer, Ed Klienman, Lou Klein, Alex Kellner, Clyde Klutz, Jim Konstanty, Johnny Klippstein, Dave Koslo, Ted Kluszewski, Johnny Lindell, Sherm Lollar, Dale Long, Stan Lopata, Max Lanier, Johnny Lindell, "Peanuts" Lowrey, Dutch Leonard, Ed Lopat, Whitey Lockman, Danny Litwhiler, Vern Law, Vic Lombardi, Billy Martin, Danny Murtaugh, Gil McDougald, Cliff Mapes, Barney McCosky, Dale Mitchell, Less Moss, Phil Masi, Minnie Minoso, Hank Majeski, Wally Moses, Mike McCormick, Sam Mele, Gene Mauch, Willard Marshall, Russ Meyer, Ed Miksis, Don Mueller, Sal Maglie, Roy McMillan, Bobby Morgan, Marty Marion, Irv Noren, Steve Nagy, Bill Nicholson, Don Newcombe, "Stubby" Overmire, Joe Ostrowski, Luis Olmo, Mickey Owen, Joe Page, Mel Parnell, Billy Pierce, Jerry Priddy, Bob Porterfield, Erv Palica, Andy Pafko, Howie Pollet, Mel Queen, Allie Reynolds, Vic Raschi, Stan Rojek, Del Rice, Al Rosen, Eddie Robinson, Saul Rogovin, Aaron Robinson, Buddy Rosar, Bob Ramazzotti, Willie Ramsdell, Preacher Roe, Pete Reiser, "Spec" Shea, Roy Sievers, Dick Starr, Harry Simpson, "Stuffy" Stirnweiss, Bob Swift, Vern Stephens, Johnny Sain, Charlie Silvera, Bobby Shantz, Pete Suder, Fred Sanford, Sibby Sisti, Ebba St. Clair, Curt Simmons, Dick Sisler, Roy Smalley, Eddie Stanky, George Shuba, Birdie Tebbetts, Dizzy Trout, Virgil Trucks, Henry Thompson, Bobby Thomson, Wayne Terwilliger, Johnny Vander Meer, Mickey Vernon, Bill Voiselle, Gene Woodling, Harry Walker, Wally Westlake, Vic Wertz, Bucky Walters, Eddie Waitkus, Wes Westrum, Rube Walker, Bill Werle, Ed Yoost, Al Zarilla, and Gus Zernial. Total: 450 signed index cards. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $4,500
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