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Autographed Baseball-Card Collection (161) with 138 Hall of Famers

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,555

This collection of 161 autographed baseball cards, dating from the 1930s through the 1980s, features a total of 138 Hall of Fame signatures, representing seventy-two different players. The Hall of Fame players represented here, with the number of signed cards for each (if more than one) noted in parentheses, are Alston (2), Aparicio (2), Appling, Ashburn (2), Averill (2), Bench (3), Berra, Boudreau (2), Brett, Brock (2), Bunning (2), Carew (5), Carlton, Cepeda (2), Conlan, Cronin, Dandridge, Dean, Dickey (2), DiMaggio (4), Doby, Doerr, Ferrell, Fingers, Fisk (2), Frisch, Gehringer (3), B. Gibson (3), Greenberg (2), Grimes, Herman, Hubbell, Hunter (3), Irvin, Jenkins (3), Kaline (3), Kell (2), Killebrew (3), Kiner (2), Lasorda, Lemon, Lopez (2), Marichal (3) Mathews, Mays, McCovey, Mize (2), Morgan (3), Musial, Palmer (2), Rizzuto (3), Roberts, B. Robinson (5), F. Robinson (3), Roush, Ruffing, Ryan (2), Schmidt (3), Schoendienst, Seaver (3), Sewell, Slaughter, Snider, Spahn (2), Stargell (3), Terry (2), L. Waner, E. Weaver (2), Wilhelm, B. Williams, Yastrzemski (6), and Yount (3). The non Hall of Fame players represented here are Pete Rose (5), Tony Oliva (3), Dave Concepcion, Cookie Lavagetto, Bill Rigney, Steve Garvey, Bobby Murcer, Joe Hoerner, Billy Martin, Lynn McGothen, Ralph Houk, Bobby Bonds, Moose Skowron, Bob Meusel, Chipper Jones, and Luis Tiant. Also included is a 1975 Topps Mini card #198 signed by Roger Maris and Dick Groat. (We have provided an inventory of the pre-1980 cards, with the card number preceding the name of each player for the earlier issues; just the card numbers for the 1970s issues). A few duplicates are included. Pre-1970s Cards (24): 1934 Diamond Stars (35 Averill, 28 Lopez, and 16 L. Waner ); 1939 Play Ball (39 Ferrell and 74 Lavagetto); 1949 Leaf (46 Mize), 1952 Berk Ross (Bill Rigney); 1958 Topps (2 Lemon, 440 Mathews, 476 Musial, and 483 Aparicio); 1961 Golden Press (4 Greenberg, 5 Terry, 6 Hubbell, 8 Dean, 9 DiMaggio, 10 Gehringer, 14 Cronin, 19 Frisch, and 27 Dickey); 1961 Fleer (72 Roush); 1962 Post Cereal (1 Skowron); 1962 Topps (213 Ashburn); and 1966 Topps (37 Herman). 1970-1979 Topps Cards (81): 1970 (250, 290, and 403); 1971 (14, 160, 290, and 325); 1972 (37, 38, 51, 100, 130, 132, 241, 270, 313, 330, 400, 433, 550, 559, 567, 595, 600, 686, and 777); 1973 (90, 90, 114, 116, 130, 136, 145, 170, 175, 190, 193, 193, 220, 240, 270, 280, 305, 320, 323, 480, 545, 569, and 653); 1974 (7, 50, 60, 280, 283, 283, 300, and 350); 1975 (60, 180, 185, 230, 260, 320, 370, 462, 580, 600, and 640); 1975 Mini (198); 1976 (19, 35, 95, 316, and 520); 1977 (140 and 450); 1978 (40, 300, 450, and 510); and 1979 (95). Post -980 Trade Cards (56): Included here are issues by Topps, Donruss, Pacific, and reprint cards. All of the signatures, penned in a variety of inks, appear on the front and range from "3" to "10," averaging "9." The pre-1970 cards average Vg, while the post-1970 cards average Ex. Total: 161 cards. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $3,555


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