Huggins and Scott Auctions enthusiastically presents a collection of government postcards autographed by baseball legends. These vintage cards are all postmarked 1953 or 1954, and the signers are among the greatest players of the 1890s-1950s. Fourteen cards featuring Hall of Famers are offered on an individual basis, each with a full photo LOA from JSA. Two other lots are groupings of Hall of Famers and stars, accompanied by auction LOAs from JSA. Lovingly held by the original collector for the past seventy years, these new to the market autographs are all pleasing examples, and the cards are generally crisp, with moderate cream toning.
Here we have a loaded selection of (18) Hall of Famer and star signed 1953 government postcards. This loaded collection boasts several high profile autographs, with Connie Mack (HOF, d.1956), Mickey Cochrane (HOF, d.1962), Clark Griffith (HOF, d.1955), Carl Hubbell (HOF, d.1988), Bill Dickey (HOF, d.1993), Charlie Gehringer (HOF, d.1993), Bill Terry (HOF, d.1989), and "Lefty" O'Doul (d.1969). Also present are: Robin Roberts (HOF, d.2010), Bob Feller (HOF, d.2010), Ralph Kiner (HOF, d.2014), Bob Lemon (HOF, d.2000), "Lefty" Gomez (HOF, d.1989), Jerry Staley (d.2008), "Preacher" Roe (d.2008), Ted Kluszewski (d.1988), Johnny Vander Meer (d.1997), and "Babe" Herman (d.1989). Signature strength averages ("8-9"), and the GPCs are all postmaerk dated 1953. Auction LOA from JSA.
To view the others GPCs from this collection, please go to our "Baseball Autographs" category, and review the subsection "Baseball Postcards, Index Cards & Cut Signatures".