Prominent stars shine bright in this collection of (78) autographed baseball cachets and first day covers. Postmarked during the 1980s-1990s, these well-appointed envelopes are crisp examples in average (NM to NM-MT) condition, that are adorned with captivating images, and solid signatures ranging ("8" to "10") in strength. A good number of Hall of Famers provide serious collecting muscle, and strong support comes from familiar stars of the 20th Century.
Highlights come with auction LOA from JSA:
(1) Hall of Famer multi-signed: "Yogi" Berra, Johnny Mize, Enos Slaughter, Billy Herman;
(7) Hall of Famer single-signed: Willie Mays, Carl Hubbell, Don Drysdale, Phil Rizzuto, Nolan Ryan, Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Walt Alston.
Balance are offered without authentication due to time/cost restraints, however they are presumed to be genuine:
(1) Hall of Famer dual-signed: Bobby Doerr, Johnny Mize;
(28) Hall of Famer single-signed: Wade Boggs, Stan Musial, Willie Stargell, Earl Weaver, Tom Seaver, Lee MacPhail, Frank Robinson, Dave Winfield, "Duke" Snider, Ozzie Smith, Juan Marichal, Brooks Robinson, Lou Boudreau, Billy Williams, Ray Dandridge, Enos Slaughter, Rick Ferrell, Bobby Doerr, Hoyt Wilhelm, Bob Lemon, George Kell, Al Barlick, Fergie Jenkins, Hal Newhouser, Don Sutton, Phil Niekro, Gaylord Perry, "Whitey" Herzog;
(1) Star multi-signed: Lou Dials/Cal Abrams/Bobby Thomson/Ralph Branca;
(2) Hall of Famer/star dual-signed: Phil Niekro (HOF)/Joe Niekro, Alan Trammell (HOF)/Lou Whitaker;
(3) Star dual-signed: Roy White/Carl Furillo; Jim Lemon/Roy Sievers; Mike Devereaux/? Miller;
(35) Star single-signed: Pete Rose, Don Baylor, "Babe" Dahlgren, Bob Forsch, Paul Derringer, Bob Boone, Johnny Oates, Darryl Strawberry, Marty Barrett, Darrell Evans, Mickey Owen, George "Shotgun" Shuba, Cal Abrams, Clem Labine, Mike Scott, Tom Browning, Dwight Gooden, Carl Erskine, Andy Pafko, Johnny Vander Meer, Ralph Branca, Todd Worrell, Eddie Miksis, Lou Pinella, Ed Lopat, Lenny Dykstra, Bill Monbouquette, Alvin Davis, Joe Adcock, Johnny Pesky, Roger Craig, Gregg Olson, Hank Bauer, Cecil Fielder, Dale Mitchell.