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    Philadelphia Athletics Stars Signed Original Artwork Lot of 5 from "Raitt Collection". From his college days in the early 1930's to the turn of the century, autograph collector John Raitt drew sketches of famous people which he would mail to them, ask them for their autograph and they would return to him for his collection. In more than 70 years he put together a very impressive collection including movie and television actors, politicians, singers, military, government (domestic and foreign) and sports figures, mostly baseball players including many Hall of Famers. There are at least 1,600 signed sketches, and Heritage Auction Galleries is proud to present hundreds of these piece, which we will feature in a number of different sales.

    The following five sketches are included: Phil Marchildon (5x8"), Pete Suder (5x8", personalized, with handwritten signed note), Elmer Valo (5x8"), Ferris Fain (5x8", personalized) and Ed Yost (5x8"). Pieces exhibit the typical pair of horizontal mail folds, various tape residue from scrapbook and some light wear. Signatures average 9/10+ ink. Auction LOA from JSA.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    30th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 12
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