Lot 149. Autographs of 17 Negro Leaguers, 15 on Photos – Irvin, Duckett, Fields, Radcliffe, Etc. Fourteen signatures are on 8” x 10” b&w photos – Russell Awkard, Sherwood Brewer (2 different, one with a Buck O’Neil facsimile autograph), Jim Cohen, Mahlon Duckett, Mel Duncan, Wilmer Fields, Buster Haywood, MONTE IRVIN, Lester Lockett, Merle Porter, Double Duty Radcliffe, Frazier Robinson and Armando Vazquez. In addition, Henry Kimbro signed an 8.5” x 11” photocopy of a color photo that has him misidentified as Harry Kimbro. In addition, the autograph of Lyman Bostock, Sr., is on a 1990 Ted Williams Negro Leagues card, and Art “Superman” Pennington signed a Negro League Legends postcard with a team photo of the 1941 Chicago American Giants. Irvin, of course, is in the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, and Fields, Radcliffe and Kimbro are some of the better players who did not get to play in the majors. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs, which are nm-m 8 and better.
Winning Bid $113
Lot 150. Negro Leagues Autographs on Ron Lewis and Negro League Legends Postcards. Nine autographs, seven on 3.5” x 4.25” postcards featuring Ron Lewis paintings. The Lewis cards present the mint 9 autographs of Gene Benson, Lyman Bostock Sr., Bill (Ready) Cash, Mahlon Duckett, Jehosie Heard, Cowan “Bubba” Hyde and Armando Vazquez. A Negro League Legends postcard with a team photo of the 1926 Edgar Thompson Steel Company team of Pittsburgh is signed by HAROLD “HOOKS” TINKER, who later played for the Pittsburgh Crawfords. His signature is nm-m 8. Also, an nm-m 8 autograph by Art “Superman” Pennington on his image on a Legends postcard. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $113