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05-21-2007, 06:54 PM
Posted By: <b>sean</b><p>Hi all,<br /><br />I dont know if this is legal here on not but I love the contests so I wanted to start one of my own.<br />Here is my contest:<br />Post your rarest player autograph from 1930-1940. By rare I dont mean most valuable but instead toughest to get. You will be judged on how few there are and what it is on (so if two people post equally rare players and one is on a 3x5 and one is on a team pic, the team pic one will obviously win). You can post as many times as you want but the deadline is tuesday, May 22, 8:00PM central.<br />ONCE AGAIN, IF THIS IS FROWNDED UPON, I APOLOGIZE. I JUST WANNA JAZZ THINGS UP A BIT.<br /><br />Since I am a low income collector, the prize is modest but still pretty cool.<br />The prize will be a 1936 goudey fien pen reprint signed by Tony Piet.<br />Here is a scan of the prize:<br /><img src="http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t85/milkit1/piet.jpg"><br /><br /><br />I am gonna start things off by posting my own. I am only gonna post once to keep things fair but I think this is a great one to gte things started.:<br /><img src="http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t85/milkit1/brandt33.jpg"><br /><br /><br />Good luck all!<br /><br /><br />

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05-21-2007, 07:48 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>I have a 1937 Dodgers signed ball with Heinie Manush, who I think was a tough autograph. Probably not very rare though. There may be rarer signatures on this ball...I don't know?<br /><br /><img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/nudan92/Vintage%20Baseball%20Memorabilia/oct18ebay003Small.jpg">

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05-31-2007, 11:09 AM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Did I win???? <img src="/images/wink.gif" height=14 width=14><br /><br />Just kidding.....Are there no other 1930-40 autographs out there?

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09-12-2007, 08:28 AM
Posted By: <b>Vincent</b><p>Yea . . . I know this post is five months late. Somehow I missed seeing this thread back in May. But while late, I think I have an item of interest (and or rarity), especially to fans and collectors of vintage Detroit Tigers autographs. <br /><br />I do not personally own this Clyde Hatter signed original Burke 4x6 photograph. Same old sob story; vintage autograph dealer Jim Stinson sold it to another collector, just prior to my phone call to purchase. But even though I lost out on purchasing this rare, signed photo, itís still causes me to smile in appreciation of having had the opportunity to view it. <br /><br />Clyde Hatter was born on August 7, 1908, in Poplar Hills, Kentucky. His first major league appearance was the Detroit Tigers, on April 23, 1935. Hatter spent the 1936 season in the minor leagues, but returned to the big leagues in 1937. His last major league appearance occurred early in that season, on May 10, 1937. Over the two seasons (1935, 1937) he played with Detroit, he appeared in 11 games, of which he was credited with 1 win versus 0 losses. His limited use might be explained by his career 8.44 ERA. Clyde Hatter died shortly after the conclusion of the 1937 regular season, on October 16th, of an apparent heart attack. Age . . . 29!<br /><br />So I would hazard to guess this photo would have been signed between 1935 and 1937. Not a very large window of opportunity, for such an obscure ballplayer.<br /><br /><br /><img src="http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee66/hexsheroes/ClydeHatter.jpg"><br /><br /><br /><br />