Five alarm dealer alert! Tremendous break value awaits the winner of this monster collection of (1296) multi-sport signed 3x5 index cards/cuts with average (“8-9”) signature strength. Highlights are: (9) dual-signed baseball: Avila/Sauer, D. DiMaggio/Simmons, Ennis/unknown, Feller/Lemon, Labine/Roe, Murcer/White, Podres/Osteen, Roberts/Keller, Roberts/Westrum; boxing: G. Foreman; football: J. Theismann; basketball: B. Van Breda Kolff, B. McKinney. Highlights have auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.
The George Foreman autographed is affected by ink migration which results in moderate smudges at center. The signature remains appealing and clearly ledgible.
The (9) dual-signed highlights listed above are the only items in this collection with more than one signature, (7) of them are 3x5 cards, the other (2) are cuts on album page segments. All of the other cuts, which total less than 5%, are adhered to 3x5 cards. More than 90% of the included signatures are baseball player single-signed 3x5 index cards showing very appealing (average “8-9”) signatures. The balance of less than 10% includes a variety of single-signed index cards or cuts with baseball and other sports bearing signatures that are deemed lesser due to ink migration/blurring/fading.
The items listed above as highlights come with auction LOA from JSA. In addition to those listed above the following group of (23) single-signed baseball autographs also have auction LOA from JSA: (3) George Bell, H. Butcher (Cleveland Naps 1911-12), J. Fillmore (Negro Leagues 1940s), S. Finley, H. Franks, J. Kaat, R. Martinez, J, Piersall (on a 3x5 printed book advertisement card with green background), (2) P. Rose (one with reverse side postal stamp showing through to signed side and one with minor ink migration), H. Score, (2) R. Stephenson (Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs 1920s-30s), S. Trout (with “Rainbow” inscription), J. Turner, (2) E. Valo, (2) M. Vernon, (2) Matt Williams.
The balance of autographs in this considerable collection are without authentication due to the nature of the items and associated time/costs. As stated above, the majority are baseball player autographs including numerous All-Stars, a few MVPs and a good number who also served as major league managers/coaches. Also present are several umpires. While most of the featured signers played during the 1950s-90s a small number spanned the “dead ball” to “WWII” eras. A few of the better names present are J. Bouton, R. Burleson, J. Clark, A. Etchebarren, F. Frankhouse (Cardinals, Braves & Dodgers, 1927-39), J. Frey, B. Friend, D. Groat, T. Herr, R. Honeycutt, C. Hough, A. Howe, A. Hrabosky, R. Lankford, P. Lowery, (2) M. Marion, T. Miller (Boston Braves 1918-19), D. Money, W. Moon, J. Montefusco, C. Osteen, M. Pappas, M. Parnell, J. Pepitone, J. Rawlings (six teams 1914-26), R. Repulski, S. Sax, B. Shantz, B. Singer,K. Singleton, M. Stratton, F. Viola, E. Watt and G. Zernial.