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    1920's-50's Football Hall of Famers & Stars Multi-Signed Autograph Album. One of a number of lots from the incredible collection of a passionate early autograph collector who took the hobby to new levels, reaching out to the top practitioners of sports and other pursuits, carefully filing each identical 3.5x6" page into gold embossed leather booklets. Here we present his football collection, each signature almost always both flawlessly rendered and enhanced by notations of various lengths. Featured names: Red Grange, Bronko Nagurski, Ken Strong, Frank Carideo, Robert Zuppke, Pop Warner, Fielding Yost and Amos Alonzo Stagg. Over forty signatures in all, heavy on college coaches and All-American players. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.


    The Turtle Creek Autograph Collection-An Incomparable Assembly



    Consigned by a gentleman living just yards from the Heritage Auctions world headquarters in uptown Dallas, Texas, this remarkable collection of early autographs served as a family heirloom for over eight decades, and a passion of our consignor's grandfather for the bulk of that time. While many young collectors sought autographs through the mail during the middle half of the twentieth century, none, it would appear, had the vision of this particular youngster, who always demanded and typically received something a little extra from his targets. The result is some of the most remarkable exemplars you'll ever see from a dazzling array of leading figures from the sports world and beyond. The vast majority are penned on identical pages sent by the collector so that they could be neatly filed into various leather bound volumes made expressly for the purpose. Many could be considered the finest autograph exemplars known.


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    May, 2013
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