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Offered are fifty-three signed items from baseball and basketball legends with several multi-signed collectibles. The grouping features a plethora of Hall of Famers from both sports with all signatures grading in the (“8-9”) range unless otherwise noted. Included are three basketball hardback books from 1968-1970 with (20) signatures total on the interior pages with Chamberlain (d.1999, “8”), Pettit, Cousy, Reed, Holman (d.1995, “9”), Mikan (d.2005), Bing, Frazier, Hawkins, Hayes, Havlicek, Barry and Monroe. The rest of the items in this lot are baseball oriented including Great Pitchers (1965, hardback) with (8) signatures including Koufax, Spahn, Reynolds, Raschi, Maglie, Wynn, Feller and Ford; Homerun Derby reprint set with signed cards of Banks, Aaron, Colavito, Mays and Snider; (7) 1964 Topps Giants signed cards with Aaron Ford, Spahn, Kaline and Killebrew; The Curse of Rocky Colavito signed on the title page; 1960 Pirates Tag-Ons signed by Friend; 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates yearbook signed by Mazeroski, Friend, Christopher, Groat and Labine; 1961 Chicago White Sox yearbook signed by Sievers, Pierce and Kemmerer; 1962 Mets Yearbook (VG) signed by Richie Ashburn, Craig, Thomas and Christopher; a Leon Day (d.1995, “8”) signed 8x10; Burgess (d.1991, “9”) and Lopez (d.2005, “6”) signed postcards; (8) 1950s Exhibits with Newcombe and an autograph book with (25) signatures including Jensen (d.1982, “8”), Minoso, Berra, Fox (d.1975, “8”), Lopat, Reese (d.1999, “7”), Ford, Kiner, Killebrew and Tresh. Finally, there are (19) signed 1960-61 Union Oil Dodger Family Books with (2) each for Roseboro (d.2002), Wills, Podres, Larker (d.2007), Moon, Craig, T. Davis, N. Sherry and one each for L. Sherry (d.2006), Demeter and Essegian. For a complete listing of the players in the signed books, please visit our website. COA from James Spence Authentications.
Heroes of Basketball - (9) signatures including Phil Berger (author, title page), Nat Holman (pg. 3), George Mikan (pg. 15), Dolph Schayes (pg. 29), Bob Cousy (pg. 43), Bob Pettit (pg. 59), Wilt Chamberlain (pg. 101), Willis Reed (pg. 143) and Dave Bing (pg. 157).
Stars of Pro Basketball - (5) signatures with Billy Cunningham (pg. 19), Walt Frazier (pg. 35), John Havlicek (pg. 51), Connie Hawkins (pg. 67) and Elvin Hayes (pg. 83).
Great Rookies of Pro Basketball – (6) signatures with Wes Unseld (pg. 3), Ray Felix (pg. 35), Tom Heinsohn (pg. 63), Walt Bellamy (pg. 81), Rick Barry (pg. 129 and Earl Monroe (pg. 147).
Great Pitchers – (8) signatures with Early Wynn (pg. 9), Bob Feller (pg. 91), Sal Maglie (pg. 107), Warren Spahn (pg. 125), Whitey Ford (pg. 140), Sandy Koufax (pg. 153), Vic Raschi (pg. 176) and Allie Reynolds (pg. 177).