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    1940's Autograph Book With 163 Signatures - Jackie Robinson & Mel Ott. Collecting autographs was a labor of love for baseball fans as youngsters. Each year a kid would fill up his or her autograph book. Perseverance and patience were both a virtue as countless hours at the ballpark revolved around who was still at the park and who would grab the book and pen his identity. Back when this particular book was signed, ballplayers signed with regularity and honor. Very few were standoffish or shunned a kid, especially one who clamored for an autograph. Well, we give the youngster who spent all of those hours an A+ for his stellar work securing autographs of his heroes. Given who signed the book, we estimate the vintage as the 1940's. We counted through pages and found approximately 163 names listed. A few are tape affixed but most are done in an orderly fashion. The list includes: (2) Connie Mack, Chandler, Sewell, Frisch, O'Brien, Dom DiMaggio, Reese, Durocher, Walker, Paul DiMaggio, Elliot, Dietrich, Trout, Nells, Henrich, Trucks, Cochrane, Wilks, Ted Williams (personalized), Roe, Boudreau, Lopez, Ott, Mancuso, Berres, Mize, Cooper, Galehouse, (2) Medwick, Bucky Walters, Jackie Robinson, Kiner (traced), Lopat, Slaughter, Sisler, McCarthy, Wynn, Kell, Cronin, Musial (traced), Willard Marshall, Marion, Bauer, Dickey, Crosetti, Appling, Joe DiMaggio, Berra, Rizzuto and many more. Also included is a sheet featuring 19 facsimiles of the 1943 Philly Athletics. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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