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Presented here are a sharp group of (5) autographed Topps 1967 baseball cards signed at the time in vintage ballpoint. The five Hall of Famers, Whitey Ford (D. ’20), Ernie Banks (D. ’15), Walt Alston (D. ’84), Ed Mathews (D. ’01) and Willie Stargell (D. ’01) have inked their cards, the signatures bold at 8-9/10 except Mathews 6/10 only because Mathews signed on a darker part of the card.

Is there a nicer looking baseball card than a colorful signed 1967 Banks? What a radiant smile from "Mr. Cub"! Note that Willie Stargell has just signed “Stargell” as was often his custom.

Beckett COA’s accompany each of the cards and all are candidates for encapsulation.

As documented in the story The Great Autograph Hunt from the February 5, 1974 Dayton (Ohio) Journal Herald, Jack Zimmerman and his grade school buddies Tim Gallagher and Vince Martin started collecting autographs of athletes through the mail, at games and at team hotels, primarily in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas. The boys were relentless in their pursuit of baseball, basketball and football players, obtaining the stars and "commons" of the day, plus "old timers" and "legends" that were coaches, broadcasters or responsive through the mail. Jack was locked in on collecting from about 1968 through 1975, until pursuit of his own basketball career took priority. Jack became an All-State high school player, then had a Hall of Fame career hooping at the University of Dayton, followed by several seasons as an overseas pro, including suiting up for the prestigious Maccabi Tel Aviv club. Jack's extensive collection was essentially put in a time capsule in 1976 and has literally followed him all over the world. We are proud to present selected treasures from Jack's collection in our Auction, fresh to the hobby and seeing the light of day for the first time in over 45 years!

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Minimum Bid: $250
Final prices include buyers premium.: $330
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Friday, July 9, 2021.
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