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Large Autographed Baseball-Card Collection (203) - Signed Modern Card Issues with Mantle, Greenberg, and Many Other Hall of Famers
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,080
Collection of 203 signed baseball cards, all of which are modern off-brand issues or reprints, dating from the 1970s to the present. Forty-one cards feature the signature of a Hall of Fame player, a few of whom are represented more than once. Most of the cards in this collection were produced by TCMA in the 1970s and 1980s, but modern reprints of Topps, Goudey, and Bowman cards are also represented as well.
The Hall of Fame players featured here, with the number of cards for each (if more than one) noted in parentheses, are Appling, Averill, Bell, Campanella (post accident), Carey, Cronin (3), Dickey, Doerr (2), Feller, Gehringer (3), Gomez, Greenberg, Henderson, Herman, Hubbell, Hunter, Irvin, Kaline, Kelly (4), Leonard, Lindstrom, Mantle, Newhouser, Rizzuto, Roberts, B. Robinson, Santo, Slaughter (2), Snider, Spahn, Terry, and D. Williams.
Notable players included here, many more than once, are Dick Bartell, Joe Collins, Charles Deal, Dom DiMaggio, Woody English, Carl Erskine, Wes Ferrell, Charlie Grimm, Tommy Henrich, Babe Herman, Jackie Jensen, Harvey Kuenn, Clem Labine, Don Mattingly, Preacher Roe, Al Schacht, Moose Skowron, Elmer Smith, Zeb Terry, Johnny Vander Meer, and Lon Warneke.
All of the cards have been signed (in a variety of inks) on the front, with the exception of one (John Marcum, signed on the back). Signatures range from "5" to "10," averaging "9." Cards range from Good to Near-Mint, averaging Ex-Mt. Total: 203 signed cards. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,080
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