2021 SUMMER PREMIER AUCTION

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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/9/2021

This bright and boldly signed Tom Seaver 1968 Topps #45 card is hard to top, with the pitching legend looking regal on his first individual baseball card.

Sadly, Mr. Seaver passed away in 2020, making his autograph even more treasured.

This card checks all the boxes:

Fresh to the hobby

Signed AT THE TIME in vintage ballpoint on the "sweet spot" of the card's image

PSA/DNA certified Seaver's special penmanship with a strong NM-MT 8 autograph grade

Card is in excellent condition

Seaver in his coloful New York Mets uniform

Classic Topps All-Star Rookie trophy proudly presented on the card

Provenance:

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: $200
Final prices include buyers premium.: $572
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Friday, July 9, 2021.
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