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Vintage Hall of Fame Autograph Collection with Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, and Paul Waner

  • Sold For: $5,333
  • Year: 1950
  • Auction: 2012 spring
  • Lot #: 876
  • Auction Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

This vintage collection of Hall of Fame autographs is comprised of three 1933 Goudey baseball cards, one cut signature, and a small autograph album. 1-3) Three 1933 Goudey baseball cards, each signed on the front by the respective player: #25 Paul Waner (in blue ink, grading "10"); Rogers Hornsby (in blue ink, dated "1960" by Hornsby below his signature, "8/9"); and Joe Cronin (black ink, grading "9/10"). All of the cards display rounded corners and minor creasing, with the Hornsby card also bearing the red-ink notation "2B" on the front. In Good to Very Good condition overall. 4) Ty Cobb cut signature. Cobb's signature has been beautifully scripted in blue fountain pen ("10") on a small magazine portrait photo (3 x 4 inches) of him as a member of the Detroit Tigers. The photo is in Excellent condition and has been mounted onto a slightly larger cardboard backing. 5) Joe DiMaggio signed autograph album page. DiMaggio's pencil signature ("10") appears alone on a 4 x 6-inch autograph album page. An additional fourteen pencil signatures ("9/10") appear in the album (mainly members of the 1948 New York Yankees), including Cliff Mapes, George Stirnweiss, Tommy Byrne, Phil Rizzuto, Tom Henrich, Allie Reynolds, Chuck Dressen (coach with New York in 1947 and 1948), Bill Johnson, Bobby Brown, Frank Hiller, John Schulte (coach), and Claude Passeau. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 4 items (3 cards, cut, and an autograph album). Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $5,333

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