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Baseball Autographs on HoF Plaques and Index Cards   9 Lots      



Lot 397.  Lefty Grove Boldly Signed Gold Plaque HoF Postcard Authenticated by PSA-DNA. Slabbed by PSA-DNA, the card has a gem mint 10 autograph that is authenticated also by Kevin Keating. Grove has the highest winning percentage among winners of 300 games, and the seventh best percentage among pitchers who appeared in at least 1,000 innings. Analyst Bill James has called him “the greatest pitcher of all time, period.” From 1927-33, he won at least 20 games, including 31 in 1931. He posted the best ERA in the A.L. nine times in 17 seasons. He had three .500 season and lost more games than he won only in his inaugural year. Grove entered the Hall of Fame in 1947 and passed away in 1975. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $92.


Lot 406.  Satchel Paige Signed Hall of Fame Gold Plaque Postcard. An nm-m 8 to mint 9 autograph in the top left corner is authenticated by Kevin Keating. From the Ron Gabriel collection. Proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit the Society for American Baseball Research.
Winning Bid $204.


Lot 428.  Quality Starter Group of 22 Autographed Hall of Fame Gold Plaque Postcards. Outstanding collection of crisp autographs, mint 9s or gem mint 10s unless otherwise noted. The cards are signed in ballpoint except as noted: “Luke” Appling, Earl Averill, James “Cool Papa” Bell (green sharpie), Yogi Berra, Lou Boudreau, Stanley Coveleski, Bill Dickey (nm 7 on front, nm-m 8 on the back), Bob Feller, Chas. Gehringer, Lefty Gomez, Burleigh A. Grimes, Billy Herman, Waite C. Hoyt (sharpie), Carl Hubbell, Judy Johnson, George L. Kelly, Sandy Koufax, Rube Marquard (sharpie), Joe McCarthy, Stan Musial, Robin Roberts and Early Wynn. Nineteen of these signers are deceased. Authenticated by Kevin Keating. From the Ron Gabriel collection. Proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit the Society for American Baseball Research, a non-profit membership organization open to all that fosters the research, preservation, and dissemination of the history and record of baseball.
Winning Bid $390.


Lot 429.  Starter Group of 27 Different Autographed Baseball Hall of Fame Gold Plaque Postcards. This collection includes a number of more difficult signatures, including Max Carey, Jesse Haines, Harry Hooper, “Sam” Rice and Red Ruffing. The autographs are mint 9 or gem mint 10 unless otherwise noted. The 27 signers are: Al Barlick, Carey, Jocko Conlan (nm-m 8), Bob Doerr, Rick Ferrell, Haines (8-9), Hooper, Jim Catfish Hunter, George Kell, Ralph Kiner, Bob Lemon, Al Lopez, Ted Lyons (pen skipped, last name traced over), Eddie Mathews, Johnny Mize, Gaylord Perry, Pee Wee Reese, Rice, Phil Rizzuto (8-9), Edd J. Roush (8-9), Red Ruffing, Joe Sewell, Enos Slaughter, Duke Snider, Warren Spahn, Wm H (Bill) Terry and Lloyd Waner. All but two of these Hall of Fame members are deceased. A nice start on a larger collection, or an excellent group with significant break-up potential. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $357.


Lot 430.  PSA-DNA Authenticated, Slabbed HoF Autographs: Barrow, Marquard and Rizzuto. The signature of Ed Barrow is on an irregular cut. He had a Hall of Fame career as an executive with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. He passed away in 1953, months after he was inducted into the HoF. The signature is strong, ex-m 6 with a better appearance. Rube Marquard and Phil Rizzuto each placed a gem mint 10 autograph on an index card; the card used by Marquard is lined. Barrow’s autograph is tough to find. Authenticated also by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $75.


Lot 431.  42 Autographed Index Cards – 14 by Hall of Fame Members. The signatures are predominantly mint 9s and gem mint 10s on unlined cards. The HoF signers are Earl Averill, Ray Dandridge, Bill Dickey, Whitey Ford, Chas. Gehringer, Lefty Gomez, Lefty Grove, Jesse Haines (note written above), Judy Johnson, Bob Lemon, Stan Musial (personalized), Phil Rizzuto, Enos Slaughter (pers., light stain on “Enos”) and Warren Spahn. All except Ford and Musial are deceased. Other key signers are Dolph Camilli, Vince DiMaggio and Sal Maglie. The other cards are autographed by Cal Abrams (pers.), Bobby Bragan, Al Brancato, Rocky Bridges, Eddie Collins Jr., Pete Coscarart, “Joe” Dugan, Del Ennis, Sid Gordon, Fred Haney, Andy High, Ken Lehman, Vinegar Bend Mizell, Hughie Critz, Pete Reiser, Dusty Rhodes (blue card), Saul Rogovin (pers., blue card), Jim Romano, Pete Runnels, George “Shotgun” Shuba (slight smudge), Roy Sievers, Elmer Smith, Mayo Smith, Don Thompson and Johnny Vander Meer. From the Ron Gabriel collection. Proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit the Society for American Baseball Research. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $121.


Lot 432.  20 Index Cards Autographed by Hall of Fame Members. The signatures are overwhelmingly mint 9s and gem mint 10s. Unless otherwise noted, they are on unlined index cards. The signers are: Luis Aparicio (added ROY 56”), Rich Ashburn, Al Barlick, Lou Boudreau, Rod Carew, Jocko Conlan, Stanley Coveleski, Bob Doerr, Rick Ferrell (dated 3-17-93 with “HOF 1984” added), Waite C Hoyt, Carl Hubbell, Fergie Jenkins, Al Kaline, George Kell, Harmon Killebrew, Bob Lemon, Al Lopez, Joe Sewell (lined card), Enos Slaughter and Hoyt Wilhelm (added “HOF 85”). In addition, a 4” x 5.5” photo card, likely a team issue, has been signed by (Willie) Stargell (d. 2001). Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $148.


Lot 433.  Autographs of 53 HoF Members on Index Cards – Bell, Drysdale, Hafey, Harris, Rice, Etc. This collection includes some tougher autographs, including Chick Hafey, “Bucky” Harris and “Sam” Rice. Unless otherwise noted, the signatures are mint 9 or gem mint 10 on unlined 3” x 5” index cards. Here is the complete list: “Luke” Appling, Earl Averill, “Al” Barlick, James “Cool Papa” Bell, Yogi Berra, Lou Boudreau, Max Carey (added “If the bible is true – you better believe it.”), Jocko Conlan, Stan Coveleski, Ray Dandridge (lined, dated 10-31-81), Bill Dickey, Larry Doby, Bob Doerr, Don Drysdale, Bob Feller, Rick Ferrell, Lefty Gomez, Burleigh A. Grimes, Lefty Grove, Hafey, Jesse Haines (added “St. Louis Cardinals 1920-1937”), Harris, Billy Herman, Harry Hooper, Waite C. Hoyt, Carl Hubbell, Jim Catfish Hunter, Monte Irvin, Judy Johnson (“Best Wishes From”), George Kell, George L. Kelly, Ralph Kiner, Bob Lemon, Walter Buck Leonard, Freddy Lindstrom (lined), Al Lopez, Ted Lyons, “Rube” Marquard, Ed Mathews (red, white and blue border, dated 4-14-80), Joe McCarthy, Johnny Mize, Stan Musial (personalized), Pee Wee Reese, Rice, Phil Rizzuto, Edd J Roush, Red Ruffing, Joe Sewell, Enos Slaughter, Duke Snider, Warren Spahn, Wm H (Bill) Terry and Lloyd Waner. A quality group of Hall of Famers with outstanding potential break-up value. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $578.


Lot 434.  290 Baseball Autographs on Index Cards – Many 1950s Players. These signatures are overwhelmingly mint 9s and gem mint 10s on unlined index cards. Approximately 15 signatures are personalized, 12 are cuts placed on cards, and seven are on lined cards. The 250 different players include Joe Amalfitano, Bernie Allen, Max Alvis, Ruben Amaro, Ted Abernathy, Bob Aspromonte, Jim Brosnan, Ray Boone, Dave Bristol, John Briggs, Chris Chambliss, Hy Cohen, Joe Cunningham, Clay Carroll, Jim Campanis, Les Cain, Al Downing, Dick Donovan, Clay Dalrymple, John Dacquisto, Joe DeMaestri, Jim Davenport, Bob Doerr, Dick Drott, Chuck Diering, Dan Duquette (Expos GM), Russ Derry, Walt Dropo, Del Ennis, Carl Erskine, Paul Foytack, Don Ferrarese, Bob Forsch, Boo Ferris, Eddie Fisher, Ferris Fain, Art Fowler, Ned Garver, Marv Grissom, Preston Gomez, John Gray, Luman Harris, Art Houtteman, Billy Hitchcock, Grady Hatton, Al Hrabosky, Solly Hemus, Jack Harshman, Bob Humphreys, Tom Haller, John Hiller, Mike Hargrove, Glen Hobbie, Glenn Hubbard, Von Joshua, Hal Jeffcoat, Larry Jansen, Don Kessinger, Clyde King, Bob Knoop, Marty Keough, Johnny Klippstein, Jim Lonborg, Whitey Lockman, George Lyons, Gene Locklear, Stan Lopata, Lou Limmer, Don Liddle, Turk Lown, Frank Linzy, Jerry Lumpe, Hobie Landrith, Johnny Lipon, Bob Locker, Chet Lemon, Bob Lillis, Gil McDougald, Don Mincher, Dennis Menke, Sal Maglie, Bake McBride, Frank Malzone, Don Mossi, Stu Miller, Billy Muffett, Willard Nixon, Claude Osteen, Bob Shaw (1957 ROY), Al Spangler, Tom Underwood, Rick Wise, Geoff Zahn, etc. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $354.
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