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    1939 Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction Class Signed Program. Extraordinary autograph display is as regal as they come, both in terms of the personnel represented and the magnificent black fountain pen exemplars each provided to a witness of the June 12, 1939 opening of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Whether by chance or pure stroke of genius, the lucky attendee for the celebration of Baseball's Centennial chose the rear inside cover of his Doubleday Field program to present to the honored legends for signing, creating the finest aesthetics imaginable for these "cornerstone" enshrinees. From top to bottom, we encounter the following:

    Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, George Sisler, G.C. Alexander, Tris Speaker, Babe Ruth, Cy Young, J. Honus Wagner, Larry Lajoie.

    It must be noted that the front and rear cover of the program have become detached from the spine, leaving the eventual new owner with the choice of either submitting the cover for a rather simple restoration and reaffixing, or to mat and frame the signed page for greater enjoyment. Our instincts would lead us to the latter. The signed page exhibits some chipping along the right edge, some inconsequential toning and mild creasing. Our catalog imagery should properly indicate that the distraction is minimal at best. The program is otherwise complete and free of any flaws of note. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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