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    1950-56 Callahan Baseball Hall of Fame Signed Cards Lot of 19. While the baseball card collecting hobby is well into its second century at the time of this writing, the practice of getting those cards signed is one that has come into prominence only in recent decades. This lot is a celebration of one of the early pioneers in this undertaking, a young man who likely built this remarkable collection through the mail at a time when such things were possible. The cast of characters is a who's who of the baseball pantheon, including seven members of the 1939 Hall of Fame induction class: Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Connie Mack and Larry Lajoie (who adds an "Aug 16/52" date to his autograph). Rounding out the roster: Charles "Kid" Nichols, Ed Walsh, Paul Waner, Fred Clarke, Hugh Duffy, Charles Gehringer, Clark Griffith, Lefty Grove, Rogers Hornsby, Carl Hubbell and Frank Frisch. Also here is a secretarial Jimmie Foxx. Signatures average 9/10, and the cards themselves range from EX-MT to NRMT condition. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 19
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