Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1939 Baseball Centennial First Day Cover Signed by Alexander, Young, Johnson. All three pitchers from the inaugural class of the Baseball Hall of Fame share space on this first day cover issued at Cooperstown on that historic day in June of 1939. Walter Johnson, G.C. Alexander and Cy Young each rate 8/10 or better in black fountain pen ink. Some time later, the collector met up with New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle, acquiring an autograph rating 9/10 , to conclude the roster of signers (DiMaggio has been deemed "secretarial"). A couple scattered stains remain clear of the signatures and do little to distract the eye. The first "pitchers only" FDC we've encountered from the Cooperstown inaugural, discounting the later arrivals. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 566

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976

    Learn about consigning with us

    I want to again thank you for a job well done. Your professionalism prevailed through out the process for which I am so grateful.
    Jerry D.,
    New Ulm, MN
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 October 17 - 25 Fall Sports Memorabilia Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction
    2019 October 17 - 25 Fall Sports Memorabilia Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction
    REALIZED $2,889,341