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"Baseball in the '50s" Hardcover Book With (125) Autographs - Including Clemente, J. DiMaggio, Mantle, J. Robinson, T. Williams - Full JSA

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A sad commentary on the changing times and media-charged “information now” society, it’s very seldom that today’s baseball fan is prone to curl up with a good book. The offered volume, however, is well worth such an activity! This hardcover edition of Baseball in the ‘50s (1987, Crown Publishing) is autographed by (125) of its heroic subjects. With a mixture of signed likenesses on the actual page, cut signatures and adhered (and signed) memorabilia items, the scriptings average (“9”) potency and include some of the most legendary performers to ever grace the diamond. Highlights include: Aaron, M. Allen, Alston, Aparicio, Appling, Banks, R. Barber, Berra, Boudreau, Bunning, Campanella, Cepeda, Clemente, J. DiMaggio, Doby, Doerr, Drysdale, Durocher, Feller, Flood, N. Fox, B. Gibson, Greenberg, Hodges, Irvin, Kaline, Kell, Killebrew, Kiner, Kluszewski, Koufax, B. Lemon, Lopez, Mack, Mantle, Maris, B. Martin, Mathews, (2) Mays, Mazeroski, McCovey, Mize, Musial, Paige, Reese, Rizzuto, Roberts, B. Robinson, F. Robinson, J. Robinson, Schoendienst, Slaughter, Snider, Spahn, Stengel, Veeck, Wilhelm, D. Williams, T. Williams and Wynn. In addition to a full photo LOA from JSA, there are several individual full photo LOAs and basic certs/stickers from various third-party authenticators. These are listed on our website. This item has a reserve (estimated value: $4500-$7500)

The book presents beautifully, with sturdy covers and crisp pages intact throughout. The original dust jacket accompanies. Signatures include:

Hank Aaron: signed 1983 Donruss “Hall of Fame Heroes” #34 collector’s card (signed in blue marker)
Mel Allen: cut signature
Walt Alston: cut signature (inscribed Best Wishes”)
Johnny Antonelli: cut signature (graphite pencil)
Luis Aparicio: signed image on page 160
Luke Appling: signed image on page 13
Richie Ashburn: cut signature

Ernie Banks: signed full-page image on page 174
Red Barber: cut signature (graphite pencil)
Hank Bauer: signed image on page 8
Yogi Berra: signed full-page image on page 36
Steve Bilko: cut signature
Ewell Blackwell: cut signature (graphite pencil)
Lou Boudreau: signed image on page 42
Bobby Brown: cut signature (inscribed “Best wishes”)
Jim Bunning: signed image on page 180
Smoky Burgess: cut signature)
Lew Burdette: signed image on page 177

Roy Campanella: cut signature (signed and personalized in blue ballpoint; appears to be a pre-accident signature)
Orlando Cepeda: cut signature
Roberto Clemente: signed published newspaper stock photo (full photo LOA from JSA
Rocky Colavito: signed image on page 218
Walker Cooper: cut signature (graphite pencil)
Clint Courtney: signed Baltimore Orioles team-issued black-and-white postcard

Al Dark: cut signature (graphite pencil)
Joe DiMaggio: 5-3/8 x 2-1/2” thick stock placard; signed in black ink (full photo LOA from JSA)
Larry Doby: cut signature
Bobby Doerr: signed image on page 15
(2) Walt Dropo: signed images on pages 8 and 15
Don Drysdale: signed full-page image on page 222
Leo Durocher: cut signature

Ferris Fain: 1955 Topps Baseball #11
Bob Feller: signed image on page 43
Curt Flood: cut signature (graphite pencil)
Nellie Fox: signed 5x3 index card (inscribed "Best Wishes")
Carl Furillo: cut signature

Jim Gentile: cut signature
Bob Gibson: 1994 Nabisco Legends collector’s card (signed in blue marker)
Jim Gilliam: cut signature (graphite pencil)
Sid Gordon: cut signature
Hank Greenberg: signed Yellow Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard; signed on reverse and inscribed “Best Wishes” (JSA sticker)
Dick Groat: cut signature (graphite pencil)

Solly Hemus: cut signature (graphite pencil)
Don Hoak: cut signature (JSA cert/sticker)
Gil Hodges: cut signature
Tommy Holmes: signed image on page 20
Billy Hunter: signed collector’s card

Monte Irvin: signed image on page 111

Al Kaline: signed image on page 136
George Kell: signed image on page 10
Harmon Killebrew: signed image on page 230
Ralph Kiner: signed full-page image on page 34
Ted Kluszewski: cut signature
Sandy Koufax: cut signature
Tony Kubek: cut signature

Don Larsen: signed image on page 156
Bob Lemon: signed full-page image on page 25
Billy Loes: cut signature
Ed Lopat: signed image on page 48
Al Lopez: cut signature (graphite pencil)

Connie Mack: a typewritten letter on Philadelphia Athletics stationery; dated “May 19, 1951,” the correspondence is addressed to a Middle Atlantic League executive and is signed by Mack in black-ink fountain pen (full photo LOA from PSA/DNA)
Mickey Mantle: signed full-page image on page 154 (full photo LOA from JSA)
Marty Marion: signed collector’s card
Roger Maris: cut signature
Billy Martin: cut signature
Eddie Mathews: signed full-page image on page 132
(2) Willie Mays: a signed “Willie Mays Sporting Goods” envelope (signed in blue ballpoint and inscribed “Best Wishes”; full photo LOA from JSA) and a signed 5x3 index card (inscribed “Best Wishes”)
Bill Mazeroski: cut signature
Willie McCovey: signed Perez-Steele Postcard (inscribed “HOF 86”)
Gil McDougald: signed image on page 41
Sam Mele: signed collector’s card
Stu Miller: signed personal check (dated “9-1-99”)
Paul Minner: cut signature
Johnny Mize: signed image on page 67
Stan Musial: signed full-page image on page 186

Don Newcombe: cut signature (signed and personalized)
Joe Nuxhall: 1956 Topps Baseball #218 (signed in black ballpoint)

Andy Pafko: 1951 Bowman Baseball #103 (signed in ballpoint)
Satchel Paige: Yellow Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard (signed in ballpoint)
Jimmy Piersall: cut signature
Johnny Podres: signed image on page 96

Vic Raschi: 1952 Bowman Baseball #37 (signed in blue marker)
Pee Wee Reese: cut signature (inscribed “Good Luck”)
Allie Reynolds: cut signature
Del Rice: cut signature (graphite pencil)
Paul Richards: 1961 Topps Baseball #566 (signed in blue ballpoint)
Phil Rizzuto: signed image on page 10
Robin Roberts: signed full-page image on page 62
Brooks Robinson: signed image on page 195
Frank Robinson: signed image on page 218
Jackie Robinson: signed name tag (full photo LOA from JSA)
Preacher Roe: 1955 Bowman Baseball #216 (signed in black marker)

Johnny Sain: signed image on page 9
Red Schoendienst signed full-page image on page 98
Herb Score: cut signature
Bobby Shantz: cut signature (graphite pencil; inscribed “best wishes”)
Enos Slaughter: signed image on page 93
Duke Snider: signed full-page image on page 126
Warren Spahn: signed full-page image on page 216
Casey Stengel: a portion of the front cover of a New York Yankees team-issued publication; signed by Stengel in blue ballpoint (full photo LOA from PSA/DNA)

Bobby Thomson: signed image on page 38
Gus Triandos: signed 1955 Topps Baseball #64
Bob Turley: 1959 Topps Baseball #60 (signed in blue marker)

Bill Veeck: cut signature

Hoyt Wilhelm: signed image on page 64
Dick Williams: 1957 Topps Baseball #59
Ted Williams: signed postcard with artist’s rendering (full photo LOA from PSA/DNA with signature grade “10”)
Gene Woodling: signed image on page 8
Early Wynn: signed image on page 81

Don Zimmer: cut signature (graphite pencil)

1955 New York Yankees: a sheet of lined notebook paper signed in ballpoint (with one noted exception) by: Byrne (pencil), Carey, Ford, Grim, Konstanty, Kucks, Lopat, Skowron, Turley and Wiesler
1955 New York Yankees: a sheet of lined notebook paper signed in ballpoint by: E. Howard, Leja and McDougald

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