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    Amazing 1930's Child's Autograph Scrapbook with Rare Hall of Fame Signatures Franklin Young, the boy who compiled this wonderful assortment of newspaper clippings and flawless ink signatures, obviously took this hobby very seriously. The newspaper photographs and articles are cut with military precision, glued careful to the pages without the slightest crooked angle. And he chose his subjects well. Though there are obvious sentimental favorites, and the book tends toward the Pittsburgh Pirates, he is sure to include the men who were making the biggest noise in the sports pages as well, offering some of the finest vintage signatures from the Hall of Famers of the day that we've seen. Well over 125 autographs are compiled in this thrilling volume, and while many of the pages have come loose from the bindings, and are often chipping at the edges, not a single autograph is adversely affected. Occasionally the boy had the ballplayers sign the newspaper clipping itself, and other times they would sign the page beside the clipping instead. For description's sake, we will note (clip) beside the autographs that are on the newspaper image itself. Highlights include: Rogers Hornsby (2), Orel Hildebrand, Jim Bottomley, Rogers Hornsby (clip), Charlie Grimm (2), Augie Galan (2), Charlie Root, Tony Lazzeri, Gabby Hartnett, Lon Warneke, Pie Traynor (3), Arky Vaughan (clip, 2), Cookie Lavagetto, Grimm/Hartnett/Root together below a photo of all three, Honus Wagner (amazing, huge and perfect signature!), Waite Hoyt (edge wear barely touches unpersonalized inscription), Paul Waner, Cookie Lavagetto (clip), Fred Schulte, Paul Waner (clip), Monty Stratton, Ted Lyons, Jimmie Dykes, Dizzy Dean and Paul Dean side by side, scorecard signed by Jimmie Dykes, Luke Sewell and three more White Sox. Each autograph in the book is accompanied by its own, separate Global certificate of authenticity, so breakdown possibilities are tremendous. An amazing opportunity for both dealers and collectors. LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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