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Lot # 911 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Significant Historic Non-Hall of Famer Signature Collection (31)

Starting Bid - $300.00 , Sold For - $1,057.50

This fascinating and substantial collection is comprised exclusively of signatures of players of particular historical note but who are not in the Hall of Fame. Included are many players who are famous either by virtue of a single extraordinary accomplishment or feat, or due to their association with a great team or special event. A total of thirty-one signed items are offered here, representing thirty different players. Unless otherwise noted, all of the signatures (which have been scripted in a variety of inks) grade "9/10" and each of the items is in Excellent condition or better. Nick Altrock (famous baseball clown; on an unlined index card), Wally Berger (on a Babe Ruth first-day cover, postmarked 7/6/83), Leon Cadore (both he and opposing pitcher Joe Oeschager pitched a record twenty-six innings in one game in 1920; on an autograph sheet with two other players), Ben Chapman (on a Babe Ruth first-day cover, postmarked 7/6/83), Frank Crosetti (on a Babe Ruth first-day cover, postmarked 7/6/83), Paul Dean (on a cut segment of an unlined index card), Jimmie DeShong (on a Babe Ruth first-day cover, postmarked 7/6/83), Wes Ferrell (most home runs by a pitcher; on a Draper-Maynard release form, dated 9/6/35, allowing the company to use his name on gloves, mitts or other advertising materials, 8.5 x 11 inches), Harry Frazee (sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees; on a November 19, 1923 proxy shareholders form, allowing his attorney to represent him at the annual stockholder's meeting of the Boston American League Baseball Club, 8 x 10 inches), Don Heffner (on a Babe Ruth first-day cover, postmarked 7/6/83), Mark Koenig (member of the 1927 Yankees; on a Babe Ruth first-day cover, postmarked 7/6/83, "6/7"), Tommy Leach (on an unlined index card), Fred Merkle (his "boner" in a late season game in 1908 cost the Giants the pennant; on a government postcard), Ray Morehart (member of the 1927 Yankees; on a Babe Ruth first day-cover, postmarked 7/6/83), Lefty O'Doul (highest lifetime average of any player not in the Hall of Fame; on an unlined index card), Joe Oeschager (twice, once on an 8 x 10-inch photo, and once on a lined index card; both he and opposing pitcher Leon Cadore pitched a record twenty-six innings in one game in 1920), George Pipgrass (member of the 1927 Yankees; on a Babe Ruth first-day cover, postmarked 7/6/83), Jimmie Reese (Babe Ruth's roommate; on a Babe Ruth first-day cover, postmarked 7/6/83), Charles Robertson (one of only 17 players to pitch a perfect game; 1922, on an unlined index card), George Selkirk (on a Babe Ruth first-day cover, postmarked 7/6/83), Elmer Smith (twice, once on a real-photo postcard, "6," and once on a Babe Ruth first-day cover, postmarked 7/6/83; hit first grand slam in World Series history), Fred Snodgrass (his error cost the Giants the World Series in 1912; on a lined index card), Russ Van Atta (on a Babe Ruth first-day cover, postmarked 7/6/83), Fred Toney (both he and Hippo Vaughn pitched nine innings of no-hit ball against each other in 1917, with a personalized inscription on a blank cardboard card ), Hippo Vaughn (both he and Fred Toney pitched nine innings of no-hit ball against each other in 1917; on an unlined index card), Earl Webb (record for most doubles in a season; cut mounted on an index card), Ed Wells (on a Babe Ruth first-day cover, postmarked 7/6/83), Owen Wilson (record for most triples in a season; on a government postcard), and Joe Wood (on a Babe Ruth first-day cover, postmarked 7/6/83). LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 31 signed items. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,057.50


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