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(8) 1950s Baseball Hall of Famer Signed Government Postcards With Griffith and Hornsby - All Full JSA

Lot Number 427

Quantity: Bid Starts: 09/30/2013 12:00:00 
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Description

Long before memorabilia shows, lengthy lines and hefty price tags on autographs, government postcards and the U.S. Mail were common ways to secure the signatures of retired players. Obtained during the 1950s for literally pennies apiece, these (8) souvenirs showcase the bold scriptings of Hall of Fame icons. Signatures average (“9”) quality and include: Griffith, Hornsby, Maranville, Rixey, Sisler, Southworth, Vance and Walsh. Individual full photo LOAs from JSA. More on our website.

Clark Griffith (d.1955) postmarked “1954”; signed in blue ink and inscribed “Best Wishes to Karl”

Rogers Hornsby (d.1963) postmarked “1959”; signed in blue ballpoint and inscribed “1959”

Rabbit Maranville (d.1954) postmarked “1951”; signed in pencil and inscribed “yours in sports 1912-1935”

Eppa Rixey (d.1963) postmarked “1957”; signed in blue ink

George Sisler (d.1973) postmark faded; signed in blue ink

Billy Southworth (d.1969) postmarked “1950”; signed in blue ink and inscribed “Boston Braves”

Dazzy Vance (d.1961) postmarked “1958”; signed in blue ballpoint and inscribed “With kind regards”

Ed Walsh (d.1959) postmarked “1952”; signed in blue-ink fountain pen

 
 
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