2021 SUMMER PREMIER AUCTION

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Fresh to the hobby we present an autographed 1968 Topps Jim McGlothlin card. Jim was an A.L. All Star for the California Angels in 1967, but is best known for being in the starting rotation for Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" and pitching in both the 1970 and 1972 World Series.

Sadly Jim passed away just a few years after his World Series appearances, leaving us in 1977 at the very young age of 32, making his signed baseball cards very desirable among collectors.

Jim's penmanship, in period blue ballpoint, is authenticated and encapsulated here by Beckett.

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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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Auction closed on Friday, July 9, 2021.
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