Description1930 Chicago Cubs Signed Photograph Album Belonging to Pitcher Sheriff Blake. Fred "Sheriff" Blake could shut down the opposition when he harnessed his control, but finding the plate was never entirely certain. In a ten-year Major League run, Blake had Minor League stints lasting four years and six years which is a true rarity. In 1930, Blake finished 10-14 for the National League pennant winning Cubs. This leather bound book holds signatures from Blake's teammates, most with inscriptions to the veteran hurler.
Seven of the team's Hall of Famers are present within, including Joe McCarthy, Ray Schalk, George Kelly, Hack Wilson, Gabby Hartnett, Rogers Hornsby (6/10) and KiKi Cuyler. Other notables include Zack Taylor, John Schulte, Charlie Root, Blake, Pat Malone (saturated), Guy Bush, Bob Osborn, Bud Teachout, Al Shealy, Lynn Nelson, Jesse Petty, Charlie Grimm, Footsie Blair, Woody English, Doc Farrell, Clyde Beck, Cliff Heathcote, Riggs Stephenson, Dan Taylor, Bob Lewis, Guy Bush, Les Bell and a few more.
All are the photography work was from noted Chicago lensman George Burke, the most collectible photographer of his age. Signature quality is 8/10 to 9/10 unless noted. The photos have taken on a gentle curve over the passing decades but are unharmed by this phenomenon and could easily be removed from the album and flattened if desired, though we certainly would recommend leaving the album intact. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA (entire lot). Full LOA from PSA/DNA for Rogers Hornsby.Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA for Hack Wilson, Mint 9. Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA for Kiki Cuyler, Mint 9. Auction LOA from SGC Authentic (entire album). Full LOA from SGC Authentic for Hack Wilson signature.
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