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Very comprehensive autograph collection is featured in this lot with nearly 200 genuine signatures (we counted 193), all nicely preserved within a small 6.25" by 4.75" notebook bound with a brown leather album cover entitled "AUTOGRAPHS." The vast majority were signed in 1938, based on the collector's "June 23-1938" notation at the beginning and the groupings of players by team who were likely teammates when they signed. Over 25 signatures from members of the 1954 World Champion New York Giants are also included. A total of 17 Hall of Famers are represented in this lot: Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Bobby Doerr, Joe DiMaggio, Red Ruffing, Bill Dickey, Bob Feller (2), Earl Averill, Ted Lyons, Al Simmons, Goose Goslin, Bucky Harris (2), Rick Ferrell, Willie Mays (March 1955), Monte Irvin, Hank Aaron (1974) and Rollie Fingers (cut). The layout (mostly in page order) of who we can identify is as follows:

11 from 1938 Boston Red Sox (notated "June 23-1938") incl. Foxx (8.5/10), Doerr, Moe Berg, Pinky Higgins, Doc Cramer, C. Wagner, Vosmik, L. Rogers, Marcum, Gaffke and Peacock in mostly black ink averaging 8/10.

17 autos. from '38 NY Yankees incl. Gehrig (7/10), Dickey, Joe DiMaggio (7.5/10), Ruffing, Spud Chandler, Frank Crosetti (2), Monte Pearson, Bump Hadley, Ivy Andrews, Myril Hoag, Arndt Jorgens, Geo. Selkirk, Sundra, Knickerbocker and J. Powell. Wally Schang on different page. All in blue ink (slightly smeared) averaging 7/10,

Hank Aaron autograph (7/10 black ink) is on same page as Gehrig on left side with "1974" notated presumably for year he signed.

32 from '38 Cleveland Indians incl. Feller (2), Averill, Hudlin, Johnny Allen, J. Humphries (2), Hemsley (2), Kroner (2), Lyn Lary (2), O. Hale (2), Keltner, Pytlak, J. Heath (2), Harder, Trosky, Helf, Galehouse, Milner, Jungels, S. Webb, Weatherly, Solters, B. Campbell, Whitehill, Bassler (coach), Ossie Vitt (manager). These are split up on multiple pages (in front and back of album) in 8-9/10 blue. Averill, Hudlin and Allen signatures on the early grouping are good; the same three on a later page did not pass.

20 from '38 Chicago White Sox incl. Ted Lyons, Luke Sewell, Jimmie Dykes (manager), Stratton, G. Walker, Gabler, Knott, Whitehead, T. Lee, Rosenthal, B. Berger, C. Brown, Rensa, Kreevich, Schlueter, Kuhel, Dietrich, Steinbacher, J. Hayes and M. Owen. 8/10 blue.

26 autos. from '38 Washington Senators incl. Al Simmons, Goslin, manager B. Harris (2), R. Ferrell, Dutch Leonard, DeShong, Krakauskas, Wasdell, Bonura, Lewis, K. Chase, B. Myer, Wes Ferrell, Giuliani, M. Weaver, Appleton, Sam West, Joe Fitzgerald, H. Kelly, Hogsett, C. Travis, T. Wright, G. Case, C. Milan and Nick Altrock (coaches). 8-9/10 blue.

19 from '38 Philadelphia A's incl. Mule Haas, Ace Parker, Bud Thomas, L. Nelson, B. Ross, Bob Johnson, Caster, Al Williams, W. Moses, Ambler, Lodigiani, Sam Chapman, Werber, F. Hayes, Brucker, E. Smith, Lou Finney, L. Blackburne and D. Keefe (coaches). 8-9/10 blue.

23 from '38 St. Louis Browns incl. Oral Hildebrand, Bill Cox, Beau Bell, H. Clift, T. Heath, Mazzera, Bus Mills, Roy Hughes, Lefty Mills, Tietje, Red Kress, Van Atta, Almada, McQuillen, McQuinn, B. Sullivan, Linke, Ed Cole, Don Heffner, F. Johnson, F. Hofmann (coach), Gabby Street and Ski Melillo (managers). 9/10 blue.

27 from 1954 NY Giants ("1954 World Champions signed March 1955" notated) incl. Willie Mays (7/10), M. Irvin, Al Dark, H. Thompson, B. Gardner, Westrum, Grissom, Lennon, Corwin, D. Williams, D. Rhodes, Mueller (2), G. Spencer, Bill Taylor (2, one on separate page), Antonelli, Castleman, Hofman, R. Samford (2), Giel, Amalfitano, Rodin, Ray Katt, M. Grasso ('54 Indians / '55 Giants) and Frank Shellenback (coach). 8-9/10 blue.

1970's Ron Bryant and Charlie Williams.

1940's and 50's Red Sox incl. John McCall, Malzone, S. Sisler, Lepcio, Consolo, Keough and Chakales.

2 cuts glued on last page, Bert Campaneris and Rollie Fingers.

Some unidentified and a few non-baseball.

Full LOA from PSA/DNA (190+ reviewed). According to PSA/DNA, the following 34 signatures did not pass authentication.

LEFTY GOMEZ, JOE McCARTHY, ART FLETCHER, JOE GLENN, BABE DAHLGREN, BABE RUTH, RED ROLFE, CONNIE MACK, EARL AVERILL (other one good), WILLIS HUDLIN (other one good), JOHNNY ALLEN (other one good), EARL MACK, CHARLES BERRY, BILL ROGELL, TOM BRIDGES, JAKE WADE, BOOTS POFFENBERGER, MICKEY COCHRANE, ELDEN AUKER, ROXIE LAWSON, SLICK COFFMAN, HARRY EISENSTAT, GEORGE GILL, BIRDIE TEBBETTS, RAY HAYWORTH, CHAS GEHRINGER, TONT PIET, PETE FOX, RUDY YORK, HANK GREENBERG, CHET MORGAN, JOJO WHITE, AND MARK CHRISTMAN. Leo Durocher is a stamped version.

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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,061
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
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