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    1933 Who's Who in Baseball Signed by 467 with 63 Hall of Famers! This hardcover volume documenting the denizens of the Majors has been printed annually for more than a century, but only a scant few could match the offered example in desirability. While we've encountered our fair share of autographed representations over the years, we can state with authority that none has matched this offering for its comprehensive collection of signatures. One suspects that the original owner must have lived in New York City, Chicago or St. Louis, where access to both American and National League players was available. It is quite possible that no other single item in the hobby contains as many autographs of players and baseball dignitaries alive and active during the days of the Great Depression.

    While a comprehensive roster of signers would command far too much catalog space, we provide below a list of all men enshrined at Cooperstown, in the order in which they appear within the book.

    Landis, Mack, Appling, Averill, Bottomley, Cochrane, Combs, Cronin, Cuyler, Dean, Dickey, Durocher, Ferrell, Foxx, Frisch, Gehrig, Gehringer, Gomez (signed on full-page premium glued into book), Goslin, Greenberg, Grimes, Grove, Hafey, Haines, Harris, Hartnett, Herman, Hornsby, Hoyt, Hubbell, Travis Jackson, Walter Johnson, Klein, Lazzeri, Lindstrom, Lombardi, Lopez, Lyons, McCarthy, McKechnie, Manush, Maranville, Medwick, Ott, Pennock, Rice, Rixey, Ruffing, Ruth, Sewell, Simmons, Terry, Traynor, Vance, Vaughan, Lloyd Waner, Paul Waner, Hack Wilson, Stengel, Klem, McGowan, Cobb (traced), Wagner.

    Eight other signatures (minor figures) are traced in an unknown hand.

    The book is heavily worn, with the covers loose from the binding and quite a few pages loose as well, though all components are present. There is also wear to the pages that have come loose, from the start of the book to Andrews, and from the baseball statisticians page to the end. Thankfully, nearly the entirety of the signed pages fall in the still-bound and undamaged pages in the middle. The original owner also added some artwork to some pages, and pasted in some newspaper clippings, but these only enhance the appeal and cause no harm to the valuable autographs themselves. Autograph quality averages a very consistent 9/10. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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