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    1930's-70's Baseball Autographs Includes Players Who Died Young. 1931 Cincinnati Reds signed autograph album page signed (black fountain pen) by Benny Frey, Tony Cuccinello, Clyde Sukeforth, Si Johnson, and Jersey Joe Stripp. Frey committed suicide at age thirty-one in 1937.

    1953 Tom Gastall signed (blue ink) autograph album page. He pitched two seasons for the Baltimore Orioles and perished in a plane crash at age twenty-four in 1956.

    1970 Danny Thompson signed (black ballpoint) index card. He played seven Major League seasons and died from complications related to leukemia at age twenty-nine in 1976.

    1930's autograph book (pencil signatures)
    --Signed by seventeen members of the 1936 Indianapolis Indians, including Ox Ekhardt, who holds the highest lifetime batting average in the minor leagues of batters with over 1,000 games played. He died of a heart attack at age forty-nine in 1951. A tough signature to find.
    --Signed by four members of the 1937 Toledo Mudhens, including Clyde Hatter and Hall of Famer Babe Herman. Hatter pitched two seasons for the Detroit Tigers and died in his sleep, while in the back of his father's car, from either a heart attack and/or alcoholism at age twenty-nine in 1937.
    --Also signed by Stan Musial.

    The signatures grade to an overall strength of 9/10. Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA.


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    October, 2019
    17th-25th Thursday-Friday
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