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    An extraordinary one-of-a-kind assembly!

    Late 1930's Baseball Hall of Famers & Stars Signed Photograph Album with Ruth, Wagner (2), Ott (2). This amazing late 1930's album must surely have been a labor of love to assemble for the original owner, who was both a skilled shutterbug and enterprising autograph seeker. Contained within are 460 original black and white snapshots measuring to the dimensions of 2.75x2.25". A total of 320 of these have been signed in steel-tip black fountain pen, including thirty-three which bear the autographs of twenty-eight different Hall of Famers.

    Hall of Famers: Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner (two different), Mel Ott (two different), Bill Terry, Carl Hubbell, Paul Waner, Lloyd Waner, Pie Traynor, Al Simmons, Frankie Frisch, Joe Medwick, Johnny Mize, Arky Vaughan, Billy Herman, Kiki Cuyler, George "High Pockets" Kelly, Travis Jackson, Chuck Klein (two different), Al Lopez (three different), Gabby Hartnett, Ernie Lombardi, Enos Slaughter, Johnny Vander Meer, Casey Stengel (two different), Leo Durocher, Bill McKechnie, Billy Southworth, and Kenesaw Mountain Landis.

    Other Notables: Zeke Bonura, Vince DiMaggio (two different), Bucky Walters, Joe Cascarella, Eddie Joost, Debs Garms (two different), Leon Warneke, Mort Cooper (two different), Pepper Martin, Marty Marion, Dolph Camilli, Cookie Lavagetto, Dixie Walker, Mickey Owen (two different), Chuck Dressen, and Kemp Wicker.

    The exterior of the album exhibits expected wear, commensurate with its age, while the interior pages are very well preserved. More importantly, the photographs grade overall NM in condition and the autographs grade an overall 8.5/10 in strength. Also, two of the photographs are loose.

    Full LOA from Beckett Authentication Services. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (Ruth). Full LOA from PSA/DNA (Wagner, two different). Full LOA from PSA/DNA (Ott, two different). Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA (entire album).


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    August, 2021
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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