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    The Entire Pre-1990's 500 Home Run Club Signed Display with Ruth, Foxx & Ott from the Sarabella Collection. From the famous collection of hobbyist extraordinaire Barry Halper comes this amazing display that fills in those conspicuously empty spots in long ball history. While certainly highly desirable in its own right, the famous Ron Lewis lithograph picturing the eleven Club members alive in the late 1980's is not exceptionally scarce in its signed form. But who but Halper would have taken that extra step to add the three gentlemen who founded the Club? Presented above the classic Yankee Stadium scene that pictures perfect blue sharpie signed images of Williams, Robinson, Killebrew, Jackson, Mantle, Mays, Aaron, Schmidt, Banks, Mathews and McCovey are three terrific signed photos of the men who engineered the concept of the home run slugger. Appropriately at center is the Babe, who inscribes a 5.5x8" photograph in bold black ink (9/10), "To my friend M.E. Malast, Sincerely Babe Ruth." The left side pictures the second man to reach the mark, a 7x9" Burke photograph reading, "To my friend Tom, Wishing you the best, You are a swell guy, Jimmie Foxx." The ink quality is a very strong 8/10. Finally, the terror of the Polo Grounds appears at right, on another 7x9" Burke photograph. His 8/10 ink inscription reads, "To Ray from Melvin Ott." Ruth's photo shows a vertical center fold that has been greatly minimized through framing and does little to detract from eye appeal. A small defect in the unoccupied background of the Ott photo is even less significant. Break down value is quite obviously significant, though an imaginative and expensive framing and matting job would be wasted by such a move. Final dimensions of this extraordinary piece are 42x44". LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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