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Enormous Signed 3 x 5 Collection - 256 Different with 46 Hall of Famers and 146 Deceased Stars
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,293
This vast collection of 256 individually signed 3 x 5-inch cards, representing 256 different players and spanning many different eras, includes forty-six Hall of Famers and numerous stars. Of special note is the fact that 146 of the 256 players featured here (57%) are now deceased. All of the signatures, penned in varying inks, are boldly executed and grade "9" or "10." A small number of the cards have been inscribed to a particular person (noted with an "I.") The overwhelming majority of the cards are unlined (five are on 3x5 white unlined slips of paper, as noted) and are in Excellent to Mint condition or better (most are Near Mint). This grouping originates from a longtime collector who obtained each of these personally via the mail route using the famed Smalling address booklet. The vast majority were signed in the 1970s. The remainder were signed in the mid to late 1980s (with few exceptions). Deceased players (146): Ethan Allen, Sparky Anderson, Luke Appling, Elden Auker, Earl Averill, Steve Barber, Al Barlick, Rex Barney, Dick Bartell, Johnny Bassler, Hank Bauer, Ray Benge, Wally Berger, Ewell Blackwell, Frenchy Bordagaray, Hank Borowy, Harry Brecheen, Mace Brown-I, Smoky Burgess, Guy Bush, Johnny Callison, Dolph Camilli (I-paper), George Case, Spud Chandler, Sam Chapman, Jocko Conlan-I, Walker Cooper, Stan Coveleski, Doc Cramer, Hugh Critz, Tony Cuccinello, Harry Danning, Spud Davis, Murry Dickson, Bob Dillinger, Dom DiMaggio-I, Larry Doby, Leo Durocher, Woody English, Del Ennis, Ferris Fain, Bibb Falk, Bob Feller, Rick Ferrell, Lew Fonseca-I, Fred Frankhouse (paper), Lonny Frey, Milt Gaston, Chas. Gehringer, Charlie Grimm-I, Marv Grissom, Steve Gromek, Stan Hack, Harvey Haddix, Mel Harder, Tom Henrich-I, Babe Herman, Billy Herman, Tommy Holmes (paper), Ralph Houk, Willis Hudlin, Larry Jackson, Larry Jansen, Bob Johnson (A's), Smead Jolley, Bill Jurges, William Kamm, George Kell, George Kelly-I, Ken Keltner, Whitey Kurowski, Clem Labine, Max Lanier-I, Norm Larker, Cliff Lee, Bob Lemon, Buddy Lewis, Whitey Lockman, Ed Lopat (lined), Al Lopez, Red Lucas, Willard Marshall, Gene Mauch-I, Gil McDougald, Johnny Mize-I, Joe Moore, Johnny Moore, Pat Mullin, Bobby Murcer, Hal Newhouser, Bob O'Farrell, Marv Owen, Mickey Owen, Claude Passeau-I, Gordon "Babe" Phelps, Johnny Podres, Pee Wee Reese, Bill Rigney, Phil Rizzuto, Robin Roberts, Preacher Roe, Bill Rogell, Edd Roush, John Sain, Hank Sauer, Eddie Sawyer, Hal Schumacher, Herb Score, Andy Seminick, Joe Sewell, Luke Sewell-I, Rip Sewell-I, Bert Shepard, Larry Sherry, Enos Slaughter, Al Smith-I, Amos Strunk, Gus Suhr, Clyde Sukeforth, Bobby Thomson, Cecil Travis, Jim Turner-I, George Uhle, Elmer Valo, Johnny Vander Meer-I, Mickey Vernon, Harry Walker, Bucky Walters-I, Bill Werber, Wes Westrum-I, Whitey Whitehead, Ted Wilks, Gene Woodling, and Whit Wyatt. No-hit stars: Don Cardwell, Bob Keegan, Vernon Kennedy, Don Nottebart. Misc.: Ken Burkhart-I, Al Campanis, Tom Gorman (ump), Curt Gowdy-I , Calvin Griffith, Bowie Kuhn, Fred Lieb, and Hank Soar (ump). Living players (110): Yogi Berra, Jim Bunning, Jack Billingham, Larry Bowa, Ralph Branca, Lou Brissie, Phil Cavarretta, Ron Cey, Dean Chance, Rocky Colavito, Jerry Coleman, Al Dark, Bob Doerr, Carl Erskine, Elroy Face, Eddie Fisher, Bill Freehan, Bob Friend, Joe Garagiola, Ned Garver, Steve Garvey, Ross Grimsley, Dick Groat, Monte Irvin, Ferguson Jenkins, Eddie Joost, Jim Kaat-I, Al Kaline, Harmon Killebrew, Ralph Kiner, Jerry Koosman (paper), Jim Landis, Frank Lary, Tom Lasorda-I, Vernon Law, Bill Lee, Jim Lonborg, Jerry Lynch, Lee MacPhail, Jim Maloney, Frank Malzone, Marty Marion, Bill Mazeroski, Tim McCarver, Mike McCormick, Don Mincher, Wally Moon, Joe Morgan (Reds), Don Mueller, Stan Musial, Don Newcombe, Phil Niekro-I, Irv Noren, Jim Northrup, Jim O'Toole, Andy Pafko, Milt Pappas, Mel Parnell, Albie Pearson, Gaylord Perry (paper), Jim Perry, Johnny Pesky, Gary Peters, Fritz Peterson, Rico Petrocelli, Bill Pierce, Jimmy Piersall, Bobby Richardson, Brooks Robinson, Jim Rooker, Al Rosen, Red Schoendienst, Bobby Shantz, George "Shotgun" Shuba, Roy Sievers, Curt Simmons, Bob Skinner, Bill Skowron, Duke Snider, Chris Speier, Tracy Stallard, Mel Stottlemyre, Chuck Tanner, Gene Tennace, Frank Thomas, Virgil Trucks, Bob Turley, Bill Virdon, Bob Uecker, Ray Washburn, Pete Ward-I, Earl Weaver, Harry Wendelstedt (ump), Bill White, Roy White, Billy Williams-I, Dick Williams, Rick Wise, Wilbur Wood, Ed Yost, and Gus Zernial. No-hit stars: Cliff Chambers, Ed Halicki, Ken Johnson-I, Jack Kralick, Don Larsen, Bill Monbouquette, Dave Morehead, Bill Singer, and Clyde Wright. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 256 signed cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,500+ . SOLD FOR $1,293
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