Lot 820: Enormous collection of over 1,800 signed items, primarily consisting of baseball players, with approximate counts including: over 200 signed 8 x 10 photos; 575 small signed photos, mostly 4 x 6 with grainy images; over 200 signed trading cards; 30 color 11 x 14 signed photos; over 100 small non-sports signed photos; over 200 non-sport signatures; about 150 color 8 x 10 signed photos of George Scott; about 150 color 8 x 10 signed photos of Walt Dropo; about 125 color 8 x 10 signed photos of Sam Mele; 90 signed baseballs; and a smattering of other formats such as Hall of Fame cards and personal checks. A wide range of signers are represented, from Hall of Fame legends to the quite obscure. Highlights include:Signatures on slips and cards signed by Paul Waner, Jesse Haines, Leo 'Gabby' Hartnett, 'Wahoo' Sam Crawford, Lefty Grove, Joe McCarthy, and Joe DiMaggio.Official Rawlings signed baseballs including, a multi-signed baseball by no-hitter pitchers (Vander Meer, Burdette, Feller, Marichal, Blackwell, Lemon, Ellis, Hunter, Larsen, Trucks, and Barney); Stan Musial; Brooks Robinson; Frank Robinson; Dom DiMaggio and Walt Dropo; and Willie McCovey. Of the 90 baseballs, 23 are single-signed by Sam Jethroe.A selection of the smaller photos and trading cards a signed by Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Harmon Killebrew, Al Kaline, Buck Leonard, Johnny Vander Meer, Phil Rizzuto and Gil McDougald, Bill Mazeroski, Minnie Minoso, Bob Feller, Pete Gray, Ernie Banks, Orlando Cepeda, Willie Stargell, Hoyt Wilhelm, Bob Gibson, Frank Robinson, Monte Irvin, Stan Musial, and George Kelly. Larger 8 x 10 photos include: Ernie Banks; Whitey Ford; Yogi Berra and Don Larsen; Warren Spahn, Eddie Mathews, and Sibby Sisti; Duke Snider; Don Drysdale; Yogi Berra; and Phil Rizzuto.Signed cards and photos of non-baseball athletes including Johnny Unitas, Red Auerbach, Richard Petty, Max Schmeling, Maurice Richard, Glenn Davis, Sammy Baugh, Crazylegs Hirsch, Arnold Palmer, Gordie Howe, Jack Dempsey, and Joe Frazier.A selection of classic entertainment autographs, as well as a few presidents and notable figures include, Maureen O'Hara, Ginger Rogers, Billy Wilder, Clayton Moore, Katharine Hepburn, George Bush, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Rosa Parks, Clyde Tombaugh, and Edmund Hillary.In overall fine condition. Due to the large quantity a few secretarial and/or printed signatures may be present in the collection. Interested parties are encouraged to view the collection in person at our offices or call us with specific inquiries, as this collection is sold as-is and no returns will be accepted.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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