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HOF Auto Rookies
05-01-2012, 10:08 AM
Let's see those new autograph pick-ups!

Here's mine, it's of Walter T Avery who played in what's known as the very first organized baseball game ever played.

mr2686
05-01-2012, 10:52 AM
Nice pickup HOF. I've been wanting one of those for awhile but keep getting outbid. I hope to get one sometime later this year.

HOF Auto Rookies
05-01-2012, 11:28 AM
Nice pickup HOF. I've been wanting one of those for awhile but keep getting outbid. I hope to get one sometime later this year.

Thanks Mike! Yea it's awesome, super excited about it because it's old and unique piece to the history of the game. I know someone who has a few, I think I could get you one slabbed. It's pretty much identical to this one, and relatively inexpensive.

mr2686
05-01-2012, 11:50 AM
That would be cool. If they still have one at the end of the year maybe you can hook me up. Right now all my money is going in to framing before my wife decides to put something else on the walls. :D

HOF Auto Rookies
05-01-2012, 12:52 PM
Haha sounds good, I'll let you know. PM what you're willing to do for one.

yanksfan09
05-01-2012, 08:12 PM
trying to piece together the 1923 Yankee team's autographs....

This is my first ever payroll check

GKreindler
05-01-2012, 09:24 PM
VERY cool, Erick!

yanksfan09
05-01-2012, 09:35 PM
thanks, love your work!

Scott Garner
05-01-2012, 10:07 PM
trying to piece together the 1923 Yankee team's autographs....

This is my first ever payroll check

Nice Sad Sam, Erick! :cool:
Congrats!

HOF Auto Rookies
05-02-2012, 11:38 AM
Nice pick up.

yanksfan09
05-02-2012, 04:58 PM
Thanks guys!

jgmp123
05-04-2012, 07:58 PM
Clem Labine, Don Newcombe, Carl Erskine, Duke Snider, Johnny Podres, Al "Rube" Walker

gnaz01
05-05-2012, 07:48 AM
I love Presidential stuff too: Picked up from Richard Simon and had my framer do it up right :)

Mr. Zipper
05-06-2012, 07:06 PM
Not sports related (obviously) but I had to share this amazing find. :D

I was at the last table in the last row at an antique fair today in upstate NY and noticed the seller had a small stack of signed photos scattered on a table. Most were personalized "to Len." It was an assortment of what appeared to be through the mail signatures. Some were good... there were some secretarials in there as well. I passed on a Sinatra and Gleason because I presumed they were secretarial. I really wish I knew for sure because it would have been a steal if they were good.

He had a real Jimmy Stewart that was such a mess I passed on it, even though it was $30. A real DiMaggio signed card ($60) I passed on.

At the bottom of the stack, I found this gem for $30. 100% real. For those who may not know, Sir Alec Guinness was reluctant to sign Star Wars poses and they are uncommon and in high demand. If the seller did his homework, he would have known he could have gotten $500 for this through a decent auction house. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/zipper68/Autographs/GuinnessAlec-StarWarsSP2.jpg

7nohitter
05-08-2012, 07:31 AM
just wondering why you would pass up a real DiMaggio at $60?

Mr. Zipper
05-08-2012, 02:51 PM
just wondering why you would pass up a real DiMaggio at $60?

It was a signed index card. I guess it was a good deal at $60, but not enough of a steal to make me bite as I really don't collect signed cards. I'm not sure $60 would leave enough meat on the bone for a worthwhile flip. :confused:

7nohitter
05-08-2012, 05:20 PM
It was a signed index card. I guess it was a good deal at $60, but not enough of a steal to make me bite as I really don't collect signed cards. I'm not sure $60 would leave enough meat on the bone for a worthwhile flip. :confused:

Makes sense...I didn't understand it was an index card...still though, I don't have a DiMaggio yet and if I am lucky enough to see one for $60 I'm going to grab it!

Tuna82
05-08-2012, 08:18 PM
Had always wanted a nice Paige..hoping they will work nice together in a framed piece

toyman55
05-10-2012, 03:27 PM
Picked this up today off ebay.

Scott Garner
05-10-2012, 05:35 PM
I recently purchased this 1941 signed snapshot of Boston Braves no-hit pitcher Jim Tobin from net54's own Lance Fittro (thecatspajamas on eBay).

Tobin's signature is pretty challenging to find on any medium, but I was very happy to add this postcard sized signed snapshot to my no-hit signature collection.

In addition to Jim Tobin pitching a no-hitter on 4/27/44, he is also known as one of the better HR hitting pitchers of all time. He homered in his no-hit game in 1944 (quite a game, eh?). In 1942 Tobin hit 3 homers in one game on May 13, 1942. Tobin also hit a pinch hit two-run homer the previous day, giving him 4 homers in 5 at bats. Tobin is also credited with being one of the few pitchers to clout a game winning walk-off HR (8/12/45).

HOF Auto Rookies
05-10-2012, 08:08 PM
Just got these in the mail today, 8 new gorgeously HOF signed Goudey's, in love with these, amazing condition, amazing auto's:

Scott Garner
05-10-2012, 08:24 PM
Just got these in the mail today, 8 new gorgeously HOF signed Goudey's, in love with these, amazing condition, amazing auto's:

Quite a haul- congrats! :)

HOF Auto Rookies
05-10-2012, 08:25 PM
Quite a haul- congrats! :)

Thanks Scott! Yeah am see excited!

Scott Garner
05-15-2012, 09:13 PM
I was able to find a signed Johnny Vander Meer rookie card to match up with the signed Ernie Lombardi card that I bought a few months back on eBay. The Vandy card was in a PSA slab, but I played "Free Willie" this evening and cracked it open so that I can enjoy it in my collection. Another PSA slab bites the dust...

These guys were battery mates in Vandy's back to back no-hitters in 1938. I get bonus points for finding a Vandy signed card that was signed on the right side of the card, which creates perfect balance for a display that I am working on. As you can see, Lombardi signed the left side of his card.

HOF Auto Rookies
05-16-2012, 10:15 AM
Awesome pick up Scott! Would love to get that Lombardi :P. Can't wait to see the display

mr2686
05-16-2012, 10:34 AM
Nice pickup Scott. Really nice looking cards!

jgmp123
05-16-2012, 12:25 PM
Scott,

You hit a home run with that score!

Congrats!

Scott Garner
05-16-2012, 04:24 PM
Thanks for the compliments all. I'm glad you like them! :)

Tuna82
05-16-2012, 06:43 PM
I know Steiner generally gets a bad rap for being super greedy and that argument is warranted...but if you watch their sales there are some great finds...extremely happy with adding this very old living HOF'er to my collection for 19.99

T206Collector
05-17-2012, 02:29 PM
Signed T201 Leifield from the Jefferson Burdick Collection:

Scott Garner
05-17-2012, 02:41 PM
Signed T201 Leifield from the Jefferson Burdick Collection:

Sweet Lefty- congrats!! :)

canjond
05-17-2012, 08:03 PM
Very happy to add a George Washington Mountain Road signed lottery ticket. I believe there is approximately 20-30 known. Signature on this one is weak, but better in person than the scans indicate.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j263/jon_canfield/Washington.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j263/jon_canfield/Washington1.jpg

Mr. Zipper
05-17-2012, 08:08 PM
Very happy to add a George Washington Mountain Road signed lottery ticket. I believe there is approximately 20-30 known. Signature on this one is weak, but better in person than the scans indicate.


Wow! :eek:

I guess I'll hold off on posting my Bob Feller signed cut. :D ;)

thetruthisoutthere
05-17-2012, 08:19 PM
Very happy to add a George Washington Mountain Road signed lottery ticket. I believe there is approximately 20-30 known. Signature on this one is weak, but better in person than the scans indicate.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j263/jon_canfield/Washington.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j263/jon_canfield/Washington1.jpg

Now that's cool, Jon.

RichardSimon
05-18-2012, 02:39 PM
Nice Jon,
I am still hoping for my first Washington and my first Adams.

jgmp123
05-18-2012, 08:28 PM
Elmer Valo - Signed Index Card
Jim Hughes - Signed Index Card
George Shuba - Signed Check

canjond
05-19-2012, 09:26 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys.

Richard - I would love to get a nice bold Washington someday (I don't want a land grant or commission, however), but I really wanted one of the lottery tickets. It's been a while since I saw one come up for sale, and it sold well out of my budget anyway. So, this one was perfect as it's the ticket I wanted, and the fading kept the price in an affordable range for an authentic Washington signature.

Lordstan
05-19-2012, 06:56 PM
First off. Jon that is a great Washington. Congrats on an awesome pickup.

Now on to my own recent addition.
I was able to this signed 1934 Goudey of Red Rolfe.
He is number 72/96 that I now own. This the first in the past year. They are coming slowly, but still coming nonetheless.

Please contact me if you have any that you are interested in selling/trading.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/lordstan/1934%20goudeys/94Rolfe002.jpg

Best,
Mark

mr2686
05-19-2012, 11:14 PM
Nice pickup Mark, nice strong sig. Hopefully you can find a few more this year.

GKreindler
05-19-2012, 11:15 PM
LOVE the Rolfe, Mark. What an underrated player he was...

Graig

canjond
05-20-2012, 02:03 AM
First off. Jon that is a great Washington. Congrats on an awesome pickup.

Now on to my own recent addition.
I was able to this signed 1934 Goudey of Red Rolfe.
He is number 72/96 that I now own. This the first in the past year. They are coming slowly, but still coming nonetheless.

Please contact me if you have any that you are interested in selling/trading.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/lordstan/1934%20goudeys/94Rolfe002.jpg

Best,
Mark

This is a really cool card. I wonder if it was signed in '42 (ie, the date that's on the card)...

Lordstan
05-20-2012, 11:42 AM
Gee, Jon. I never thought of that, but I guess it's possible.

RichardSimon
05-20-2012, 02:19 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys.

Richard - I would love to get a nice bold Washington someday (I don't want a land grant or commission, however), but I really wanted one of the lottery tickets. It's been a while since I saw one come up for sale, and it sold well out of my budget anyway. So, this one was perfect as it's the ticket I wanted, and the fading kept the price in an affordable range for an authentic Washington signature.

That was a break to catch Washington in an affordable range.
I have Jefferson+Madison land grant, Madison+Monroe land grant, JQ Adams land grant, Jackson land grant, Lincoln on a military appt. , TR Wh House card, FDR photo, and 3 JFK's an AP with his brothers, Wh House letter and congressional letter. Hope to get lucky with Washington and Adams at some point. I only collect the Presidents I think were good ones :). I guess maybe I should add Wilson too.
A woman contacted me a while back via e mail, had the Jefferson and a Madison. I knew immediately where on my wall that Jeff would go :).

MichaelS
05-20-2012, 09:51 PM
1981 World Series Ball with Cey,Yeager and Guerrero. They were the tri-MVP of the world series.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqJHJEUE914cuV!zBPls7qltcQ~~60_58.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqZHJBYE9uMIY7JsBPls7-CdIg~~60_58.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqNHJFQE91+vdo5dBPls8TuSKg~~60_58.JPG

Hope I didn't buy a dud.

MacDice
05-21-2012, 05:46 PM
Arrived today via a trade with a fellow board member. The ironic thing is today would have been Earl’s 110th Birthday.

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=177&pictureid=6737

T206Collector
05-21-2012, 06:03 PM
Arrived today via a trade with a fellow board member. The ironic thing is today would have been Earl’s 110th Birthday.

You may want to consider getting a number grade on that card. It may get you a 50 or 60.

HOF Auto Rookies
05-22-2012, 10:20 AM
You may want to consider getting a number grade on that card. It may get you a 50 or 60.

Are you sure it wouldn't get an MC qualifier?

T206Collector
05-23-2012, 04:18 PM
Are you sure it wouldn't get an MC qualifier?

Not from SGC, of course, which doesn't do qualifiers. I think it still gets a nice grade from SGC.

I always get SGC to grade my signed cards if I think they're potential 30s or higher. I just prefer it that way.

I had this card crossed over from PSA/DNA to SGC/JSA yesterday. Just looks better in an SGC holder. But I told them not to grade the card because that's a solid 10/Poor/1.

HOF Auto Rookies
05-24-2012, 10:23 AM
Not from SGC, of course, which doesn't do qualifiers. I think it still gets a nice grade from SGC.

I always get SGC to grade my signed cards if I think they're potential 30s or higher. I just prefer it that way.

I had this card crossed over from PSA/DNA to SGC/JSA yesterday. Just looks better in an SGC holder. But I told them not to grade the card because that's a solid 10/Poor/1.

Makes sense, I was about to ask you if you ever thought about crossing over the Big Train, T206's look so much better in an SGC case. Glad you got that done.

Lordstan
05-25-2012, 05:16 PM
For Christmas, my wife got my an autograph at an Ali signing. It finally happened this past week.
This is a 1966 Sport Magazine Annual. Some already know, but I collect Sport Magazines and get them signed.
It was expensive, but is real. It came with a PSA cert through their "in the presence" program. I had them put the sticker on the backside of the cover.
It certainly appears that he is pretty close to not signing at all anymore. Would I do it again...Yes. Although I would probably not waited so long to get it done.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/lordstan/Sport%20Magazine/Sport196613Annual.jpg

BTW. Here is a link to the entire Sport Magazine collection.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v222/lordstan/Sport%20Magazine/

RichardSimon
05-25-2012, 06:50 PM
Not a big item but I collect Teddy Roosevelt and saw this Edith Roosevelt free frank in an auction, so it seemed like a fit for me. Also has an Oyster Bay postmark which is nice. She was the First Lady during his Presidency.

markf31
05-25-2012, 08:18 PM
Hoyt Wilhelm - Charles Feeney ball. Nothing major really but it complements my Hoyt Wilhelm - Joe Cronin ball quite well.

Tuna82
05-26-2012, 07:01 AM
For Christmas, my wife got my an autograph at an Ali signing. It finally happened this past week.
This is a 1966 Sport Magazine Annual. Some already know, but I collect Sport Magazines and get them signed.
It was expensive, but is real. It came with a PSA cert through their "in the presence" program. I had them put the sticker on the backside of the cover.
It certainly appears that he is pretty close to not signing at all anymore. Would I do it again...Yes. Although I would probably not waited so long to get it done.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/lordstan/Sport%20Magazine/Sport196613Annual.jpg

BTW. Here is a link to the entire Sport Magazine collection.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v222/lordstan/Sport%20Magazine/

Very cool....I am impressed.

JimStinson
05-26-2012, 07:28 AM
Some nice snags here , This not sports but thought it would fit Rich's post about first lady Mrs TR nicely. Its a handwritten letter signed by Mrs Ellen A. Wilson. The first wife of President Woodrow Wilson and one of the toughest of all first ladies signatures to acquire as she died in the White House on August 6th 1914 of "Brights Disease" It was written shortly after her husbands election in 1913 and the content deals with re-decorating the White House. I bought a turn of the century collection of mostly Civil War Generals and Presidents and there were THREE Ellen Wilson letters among them. I had never even seen one offered for sale before. Thought it was a neat "find"

Scott Garner
05-26-2012, 03:30 PM
I was glad to pick up these signed 1951 Bowman cards of HOF Bob Feller and Allie Reynolds.

Allie Reynolds became one of the few pitchers to throw two no-hitters in the same season in 1951.
Rapid Robert threw his 3rd career no-hitter in 1951, just 11 days before Reynolds threw his first of two on July 12th.
Both no-hitters were pitched in Cleveland.

Both of these signed cards came from fellow net54 member Michael Lebowitz that responded to the recent autograph thread that asked what you collect.
Thanks Mike! ;)

Lordstan
05-28-2012, 11:47 AM
Here is my latest.
It's a May 1962 Sport Magazine. I just added Jim Gentile, through a show, to complete it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/lordstan/Sport%20Magazine/Sport196205.jpg

Scott,
Nice Chief and Feller.
Always like Reynolds. Never thought he got enough attention.

mr2686
05-29-2012, 09:12 AM
This is one that I recently purchased that crosses over into 3 of my collecting catagories...Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers, and famous/infamous baseball events. I plan on framing it with my 1955 game 1 ticket.

mschwade
05-29-2012, 09:31 AM
This is one that I recently purchased that crosses over into 3 of my collecting catagories...Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers, and famous/infamous baseball events. I plan on framing it with my 1955 game 1 ticket.

That's such an awesome photo Mike! Congrats!!!

Scott Garner
05-29-2012, 09:37 AM
This is one that I recently purchased that crosses over into 3 of my collecting catagories...Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers, and famous/infamous baseball events. I plan on framing it with my 1955 game 1 ticket.

Very nice, Mike!! :)

Mark V.- Thanks for the compliment and I think that Allie was underrated as well, FWIW. BTW, I like your signed mag as well.
It's a shame you weren't able to get Roger while he was still alive...

canjond
05-29-2012, 11:01 AM
Picked up this really cool Cobb signed Christmas Card yesterday. Signature looked good to me.

scmavl
05-29-2012, 11:47 AM
What a cool card, Jon. Looks great!

Lordstan
05-29-2012, 01:15 PM
Mark V.- BTW, I like your signed mag as well.
It's a shame you weren't able to get Roger while he was still alive...

It's funny, I met Roger multiple times in the early 80's. He was pretty nice, but kind of reserved. The last time I remember seeing him was in DC at one of the Cracker Jack OT games. I think it was 1983, but could've been 1984.

He signed a bunch for us, but I don't think we had Sport magazines with us at the time.