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    Mid-1930's Baseball Hall of Famers Autograph Book. Thirty-two autographs (twenty-eight appear in pencil inside 3.5x4.5" autograph book) include Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Bill Dickey, Chas "Red" Ruffing, Lefty Gomez, and Casey Stengel. Others include Tommy Henrich, Frank Crosetti (two), George Selkirk, Don Heffner, Art Jorgens, Myril Hoag, Jack Saltzgaver, Syd Cohen, Buddy Lewis, Jake Powell (two), Ed Linke, Ken Chase, and more.

    The Sultan signed "Sincerely Babe Ruth," large and bold, in 9/10 black steel-tip fountain pen on a 3x4" piece of paper that was once affixed inside the album but is now loose. Gehrig, DiMaggio, Dickey Ruffing, and Gomez all signed in the book in 8/10 to 9/10 pencil. Stengel contributes a handwritten note (6x4", fold lines, small tear), signed in 9/10 blue ballpoint, "To all of the McKees...Future success and may your boys join the Mets. We need your services. Casey Stengel."


    Guide Value or Estimate: $6,000 - up.

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    November
    19th Thursday
    Auction Dates
    December
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    24 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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