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    Circa 1922 Autograph Book Signed by Rusie, Youngs, Ruth. Despite a cast of just eighty-seven signatures held within the leather covers of this unassuming volume, this example ranks among the most exceptional we've encountered in recent memory. What the original autograph seeker lacked in quantity he more than made up for in quality, apparently concentrating on the sport's elite. While there is a scattering of "common" names, the legends just keep on coming, perhaps most notably the exceptionally tough Amos Rusie, who appears alone in the boldest of black fountain pen ink on one of the album's 4x5.5" pages, and the equally rare Ross Youngs who appears on a page populated by Giants teammates. Other noteworthy signers: Ruth, Bancroft (twice) Kelly, Jennings, Evers, McGraw, Stengel, Wilbert Robinson, Baker, Collins, Schalk, Cobb, Heilmann, Speaker, Sewell, Hooper, Sisler, Frisch, Hornsby, Landis, Kid Gleason and Charles Ebbets. Ratio of pen to pencil is approximately 70/30, and signature quality is a very consistent average of 9/10, with all autographs just as bold as the day they were signed. The leather cover is a bit loose but all pages have remained well protected and present perfectly. Pre-war autograph collectors should be drooling over this offering. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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