Description1960's-90's Signed Index Card Collection of Players Who Died Prior to 1980 Lot of 550+. In the most expansive index card collection we have ever seen, we encountered hundreds of signatures of old-timers who passed away before 1980. Many of these players actually debuted in the 19th century, appeared on early 20th century cards, and some played only a short while, all factors in making this an outstanding sub-collection. While the cards were generally signed in the 1960's to 1990's, the playing eras of these ballplayers goes back to 1880.
Each signature is accompanied by another card listing the player's full name, nickname, date of birth, date of death, debut year, team, the original collector's Sabermetrics (runs produced, home runs, games played, wins, saves, etc.), and the history of obtaining that index card. Whenever possible, these were obtained through the mail. If the player was deceased or impossible to get through the mail, the cards were purchased and the price paid is shown on the accompanying card.
Cards are usually signed in ballpoint pen, although some are marker and some are pencil or fountain pen. A few are on 3x5" photocopied photographs or have an accompanying photo pasted on the card.
Among the players in this lot are: Roger Peckinpaugh, Claude Berry, Del Bissonette, Otto Bluege, Del Brunner, Rube Bressler, Charles Chatham, Ray Collins, George McBride, Paddy Livingston, Gene Ford, Jack Fournier, John Hollison, Harry Huston, Fred Fitzsimmons, Wes Ferrell, Jimmie Dykes, Bill Culp, George Cutshaw, Clifford Daringer, Jap Barbeau, Dale Alexander, Cliff Bolton, Richard Brown, Jess Buckles, Hank Butcher, Merritt "Sugar" Cain, Ralph Caldwell, Ben Chapman, Wilbur Cooper, Edward Kinsella, Clarence Fahrer and hundreds more. Well over 550 cards in all, with only a little duplication (which isn't a bad thing in a lot like this).
Incredible lot for a dealer to break up, or for a collector on a mission like the original consignor... to obtain a signature from every baseball player who appeared in a Major League game. This lot would likely cost tens of thousands of dollars to build piece by piece. Due to the size of this lot, no third party authentication paperwork will be provided.
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