Autograph seekers keep your finger on the bid button for this multi-sport autographed GPC/PC collection of (124). Serious consideration is warranted as the represented athletes attained star status during 1940s-70s with a good number of basketball players considered tough. Showing average to better grades these postcards serve as canvasses for highly desirable autographs (average 8-9 strength unless noted). Though approximately 40% bear tape/residue on the periphery, less than 5% of the signatures are affected. Highlights are (7) with JSA basic certs/stickers: (2) baseball: H. Killebrew, T. Seaver and (5) basketball: N. Johnston, J. Lapchick, G. Mikan (7, creased card), V. Mikkelson, M. Zaslofsky. Additional highlights (31) other 1950s NBA players with: HOFers: P. Arizin, B. Cousy, B. Davis, H. Gallatin, T. Gola (7), J. Havlicek (signed as Hondo), C. Lovellette, E. Macauley, S. Martin, D. McGuire, B. Pettit, J. Pollard (5), F. Ramsey (7-8), A. Risen, D. Schayes, B. Sharman, G. Yardley and (14) stars. Auction LOA from JSA for all but (7) listed as highlights. More on our website.
The balance of included signers is as follows:
1950s Basketball stars: J. Baechtold, V. Boryla, C. Braun, F. Brian (overlapped by tape), J. George, B. Harrison, M. Hutchins, J. Kerr, J. Nichols, D, Rosenthal, F. Selvy, K. Sears, G. Shue, W. Skoog.
Baseball HOFers: L. Aparicio, J. Bench, J. Bunning, R. Carew, O. Cepeda, L. Durocher (6-7), B. Feller, (2) A. Kaline, B. Mazeroski, W. McCovey, J. Palmer, P. Rizzuto, B. Robinson, N. Ryan, R. Schoendienst, D. Snider, J. Torre (2014 class), C. Yastrzemski.
Baseball stars: G. Alley, J. Alou, M. Andrew, S. Bando, K. Boswell, J. Bouton, (2) R. Carty, D. Cater, D. Chance, D. Clendenon (7), T. Conigliaro, B. Cox, C. Dressen, D. Dyer, J. Ellis (overlapped by postmark), B. Friend, G. Gentry, B. Harrelson, D. Hoak, K. Holtzman, F. Howard, R. Hunt, J. Javier, A. Johnson, D. Kessinger, L. Krausse, J. Lonborg, J. McAndrew, D. McAuliffe, S. McDowell (signed as Sudden Sam), D. Menke, R. Meyer, J. Nash, (2) T. Oliva, C. Osteen, A. Otis, M. Pappas, W. Post, E. Roebuck, G. Scott, A. Shamsky, M. Shannon, B. Shantz, K. Singleton, R. Staub, M. Stottlemyre, B. Thomson, L. Tiant, A. Weis, S. Williams, (2) M. Wills, J. Wynn.
Football HOFers: B. Layne, D. Maynard, J. Unitas.
Football stars: A. Atkinson (5), E. Boozer, J. Elliot, G. Sauer.
Hockey stars: D. Lewicki, R. Murphy.
Also present are (4) unknowns.