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Negro League Signature Collection with Day, Bell, and Leonard (76 Signatures)
Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $705.00
This large and impressive collection, featuring the signatures of seventy-six former Negro League stars, is comprised of seven photos, four single-signed balls, a large multi-signed poster, a multi-signed sheet, and a cut. Photos : 1) 8 x 10-inch black-and-white photo of Monte Irvin and Larry Doby, signed by each in blue marker. 2) 8 x 10-inch black-and-white photo of Ted Radcliffe, signed along the base in blue marker. 3) 8 x 10-inch black-and-white photo of Ray Dandridge, signed in blue Sharpie. Framed to total dimensions of 10 x 12 inches. 4) 8 x 10-inch color photo of Larry Doby, signed in blue Sharpie. Framed to total dimensions of 11 x 13 inches. 5) 10 x 8-inch black-and-white photo of Cool Papa Bell, signed in blue Sharpie. Framed to total dimensions of 13 x 11 inches. 6) 8 x 10-inch colorized photo of Judy Johnson, signed in blue marker. Framed to total dimensions of 11 x 13 inches. 7) 8 x 10-inch black-and-white photo of Buck Leonard, signed in blue Sharpie. Framed to total dimensions of 11 x 13 inches. Balls : 1) Official American League (Brown) ball signed in blue ink ("10") across the sweet spot by Buck O'Neil. Mt. 2) Official National League (White) ball signed in blue ink ("10") across the sweet spot by "Double Duty Radcliffe." Nr-Mt. 3) Official American League (MacPhail) ball signed in blue ink ("7") across the sweet spot by Chet Brewer. Nr-Mt. 4) Official National League (Coleman) ball signed in blue ink ("10") across the sweet spot by "Wild Bill Wright." Light scattered age toning, otherwise Nr-Mt. Poster : Colorful 24 x 30-inch art poster, by noted sports artist Ron Lewis, featuring the images of twenty-two former Negro League stars. The poster has been signed in blue marker by twenty of the twenty-two players pictured (Satchel Paige and Leon Day passed away prior to the issue of the print): Stanley Glenn, Gene Benson, Mahlon Duckett, Al Wilmore, Nap Gulley, Buck O'Neil, Edsall Walker, Wilmer Harris, Warren Peace, Russell Awkward, Sam Jethroe, Verdell Mathis, Max Manning, Wilmer Fields, Buck Leonard, Bill Cash, Monte Irvin, Armando Vasquez, Josh Johnson, and Joe Black. Framed to total dimensions of 26 x 32 inches. Multi-Signed Sheet : 8 x 11-inch unlined sheet (on heavy paper stock) signed in either blue marker or pen by forty-four individuals, including Jimmy Dean, Sherwood Brewer, Chuck Harmon, Armando Vasquez, Ray Noble, Lyman Bostock Sr., Josh Gibson Jr., Robert Scott, Tony Lloyd, Vincent Lee, Bo Wallace, Harold Hair, Jim McCurine, Jesse Mitchell, Jim Robinson, Carl Holden, Jake Sanders, Pee Wee Jenkins, Gene Collins, Lester Lockett, Ira McKnight, Leroy Ferrell, Bobby Robinson, Willie Grace, Benny Felder, Frazier Robinson, Jimm Zapp, Verdell Mathis, Joe B. Scott, Joe Black, Buck O'Neil, Willie Davis, Nap Gulley, George Crowe, Leroy Cromartie, Curley Williams, Enrique Maroto, Bobby Mitchell, Gene Benson, and Monte Irvin. Cut Signature : cut signature of Leon Day penned in blue ink upon a small 1.5 x .75-inch green-lined sheet. Matted and framed together with a black-and-white photo of Day to total dimensions of 10 x 13 inches. All of the signatures grade "9/10" and each of the pieces is in apparent Near Mint condition (none of the items has been examined out of frame). Please Note: Due to the size and/or weight of this lot, shipping costs (depending on where it is sent and its method of shipping) may be substantial. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $705.00
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