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    1939 Baseball Hall of Fame Inaugural Class Signed Display - Each Signature PSA/DNA Encapsulated. The sport of baseball has long been a haven for the superstitious mind, and while we aren't quite ready to remove numerology from its categorization as "pseudo-science," it's tough to deny that the most eventful season in Major League Baseball history may well have been its centennial. It was a season of great beginnings (a rookie Ted Williams) and tragic endings (Lou Gehrig's tearful farewell). But the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown is arguably the most significant event of all, endowing these eleven men with baseball immortality for their elite contributions to the game's first hundred years.

    The Georgia Peach was famously late to the ceremony, thus absent from the inaugural class photo (modern print) that serves as the nucleus of this special display. But that very first inductee to the sport's official pantheon appears at the two o'clock position, both in portrait form as an entry in the original Perez-Steele trading card set, and again in a boldly rendered cut signature.

    All eleven autographs are PSA/DNA encapsulated. Each of the fellow inductees are similarly represented, with the signatures averaging 8/10 to 9/10 in our estimation. The full cast of characters: Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb, Larry Lajoie, Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Tris Speaker, Eddie Collins (full name), Grover Cleveland Alexander (full name), Connie Mack and George Sisler.

    The display is further enhanced by an engraved name plaque that underscores each cut signature, and another that identifies the photograph at center as "Hall of Fame Class of 1939." Professionally matted and framed to final dimensions of 42.25x34.5". We did remove the glass to aid in the shipping process. A sturdy cornerstone upon which to build a quality baseball autograph collection. PSA/DNA Encapsulated (each signature).


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    October, 2018
    18th-19th Thursday-Friday
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