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Old 02-06-2013, 05:27 PM
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Default February Pickups..

I guess I will get this thread kicked off since it has been a pretty amazing February so far...I was able to add 3 very cool pieces to the HOF Collection early this month...

Pretty sure I am done for at least the next 3-4 months, as the budget is completely blown!!
  • Babe Ruth signed 5x7 Original Photo(custom framed) from fellow Net54 member.
  • Mel Ott Album Page
  • Kid Nichols Cut courtesy of My Stinson.
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Love the Ruth. Not crazy about that frame though (mainly the engraving).
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:32 AM
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I just picked up this circa 1940's signed album page of Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ed Head that threw a no-hitter at Ebbets Field in 1946.
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I just picked up this circa 1940's signed album page of Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ed Head that threw a no-hitter at Ebbets Field in 1946.
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The guy is now sending PM's to people on this board with additional spam. Time for him to move on!
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The guy is now sending PM's to people on this board with additional spam. Time for him to move on!
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:15 PM
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Nice Pickups James. Was watching that Ott (I have one already but watched it as it was a short auction and bids didn't go up till late..was gonna bid it up to about 320 and see if I get lucky...you still got a good price). Also was watching the Nichols of course...crazy bidding like the first day..couldn't justify spending the money but he's one of my MUST haves...
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yeah...I overpaid a bit for the Nichols, but it is a very nice piece...Looks great in person.
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I just picked up this Don Larsen 1960 personal check on eBay
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:52 AM
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Well,
Took a break after my Cobb auto...picked up a Lee Smith and Tim Raines auto in the meantime, but finally:

#208 of 300 HOF to the collection: Tom Connolly check cut. @ $263 w/ BP (HA)
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I wanted that Connelly, but flight was delayed and couldn't put in a higher bid.

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I wanted that Connelly, but flight was delayed and couldn't put in a higher bid.

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Thanks lol

He doesn't come up very often, so I'm excited to win it (and at that price). I put a much higher figure in and went to bed hoping I got it. It was a nice surprise this morning.
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Can I ask how high you were willing to go? I was going to go up to $300, can you at least tell me you would go higher than that, so i can sleep better tonight

That being said, I made a major pickup from the recent Huggins auction, so I guess it may have been best that I couldn't get a higher bid in.
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Gorgeous card! Always loved the Red Hearts, especially signed ones.

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Posted this in the Negro League thread, but thought I'd put it in here as well - I just received this small autograph album today. Has all semi-pro Brooklyn Bushwick signatures from 1944, including a fella named Gene Walsh, who was actually Gene Hermanski using an alias. The girl who owned the album included a few newspaper clippings and was very detail oriented in her book, marking the position and uniform number of each of the Bushwicks. Very interesting to me because I'm a Bushwicks collector, but on a page in the middle of a bunch of unused sheets was this one of the 1944 New York Cubans! Players are:
Rogelio Linares, 1b
Jose Vargas, cf
Gil Garrido, ut
Louis Louden, c
Hector Rodriguez, 3b
Rodolfo Fernandez, p
Dave Barnhill, p
Ameal Brooks, c & lf
Bill Anderson, p
Showboat Thomas, 1b
Claro Duany, lf
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Never thought I'd own one...
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Another for my 1925 Pirates, and easily my favorite piece so far.

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Two items arriving on consecutive days, gotta love that.
Another addition to my 1925 Pirates

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I went to a local collectibles show yesterday and bought a box of about 275 mostly baseball autographs. Most were in the 1955-1970 range. These are some that caught my eye. Not a lot of value but I found them interesting. Also, at one time I was thinking of putting together an auto set of 1961 baseball but after seeing the 1958s, that interests me more.

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Old 02-17-2013, 03:29 AM
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Gold HOF Plaque #126 courtesy of Jim Stinson:



And I took a flyer on this Babe Pinelli. He's a longshot, but he's one of a handful of umps who's been mentioned for the HOF. Sometimes you have to roll the dice...if he does get in this was a steal, but at worst I picked up a very cool 3x5 with a great inscription!

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A great pickup from Jim...

Thanks again!
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Picked up a shadowbox from Michael's last night and put this together.
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Picked up some more HOF for the collection






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sweet mordecai. How many HOF are you up to?
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sweet mordecai. How many HOF are you up to?
159, picked up a Nestor Chylak today.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:58 PM
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Can you put up a scan of the full front and back of the Mordecai check? Intertested in the date and which bank it was deposited into to compare to one I'm intertested in.
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Hey Guys just a heads up be careful on the M. Brown endorsed check signatures, that were CUT from checks as what happened is when the checks first came out it was fairly easy to find a full check endorsed on the reverse

There were some of them that were signed by his wife who's signature looked nothing like his and which were basically worthless. What I've seen done with them is forgers use the OTHER side of the reverse of the check and mimic his signature then cut and discard the rest of the check. So make sure its signed on the ENDORSEMENT portion of the reverse of the check.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:43 PM
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Jim, correct me if I am wrong, but these old checks did not have an endorsement line per se like todays modern checks (at least my Cobb, and Johnson checks don't). So the endorsement portion you are talking about is the reverse side behind the "Pay to the Order of" printed on the left, front of the check correct?
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Thats correct , the endorsement portion of the reverse would be the part that if you were holding the check in front of you looking at the front your left thumb would be resting on the front of the check and your left fingers would be touching the ENDORSEMENT portion of the reverse of the check, the top left reverse of the check would be the area that should be signed.
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Original 1929 photo signed by stan laurel with a copy of the letter from when he signed it.
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This is a John McGraw cut from a check, and I have seen several like it in my autograph hunting. Apparently, after McGraw died, he continued to get fan mail, so his wife used to cut these signatures out of his returned checks and send them out to fans. I was happy to get one in an SGC slab.

This makes autographs of 231 different members of the HOF in my collection.

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Thanks Kenny. You've got quite the Zach Wheat collection there (and some great pieces besides).
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I enjoy seeing the vintage signatures that everyone picks up. I don't collect baseball, but love looking at the old signatures. They also stick in my memory when I am out scrounging for items at paper shows, stamp shows and the such.

I finally have an item worthy of posting. I won this item last week after I stumbled across it. It is part of a large collection of 1930's signatures that Lelands has been listing on ebay. Most of them have spartan descriptions, just the title with nothing in the listing. This is a letter written by George Spitz who competed in the 1932 Olympics in the high jump where he finished 9th. He was also NCAA champ in 1934. He writes that since he received the request while in Boston to compete in the Olympic Trials (at Harvard Stadium) he had the other members of the NY Athletic Club attending the trials also sign the card. On the right hand side Olympians Percy Beard (silver medal 1932 110m hurdles) and Gene Venzke (1936 Olympics 1500m 9th) have signed the card. The rest are not Olympians. The left hand side has George Spitz at the bottom. The gem on this card is the top signature. It is Pat McDonald. He won gold and silver medals in the shotput at the 1912 Olympics. He won a gold medal in the 56lb weight throw at the 1920 Olympics at the age of 42. He is the oldest track and field champ in the Olympics. One year after signing this card he won his last AAU championship, in the 56lb weight throw, at the age of 55. He was a lifelong NY City police officer (An Irishman who was a cop in NYC, you must be kidding!!!) and he died in 1954.

This is the first time I have run across his signature. A few of my European collector friends have one, but it is very uncommon. Think of a winning pitcher or starter for the 1912 Red Sox who died 60 years ago. The best part is the letter is perfect provenance. Also included was the envelope for the small card and the envelope mailed back to the collector who lived about 3 miles from where I grew up and 3 - 4 miles from Harvard Stadium.
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I enjoy seeing the vintage signatures that everyone picks up. I don't collect baseball, but love looking at the old signatures. They also stick in my memory when I am out scounging for items at paper shows, stamp shows and the such.

I finally have an item worthy of posting. I won this item last week after I stumbled across it. It is part of a large collection of 1930's signatures that Lelands has been listing on ebay. Most of them have spartan descriptions as the title with nothing in the listing. This is a letter written by George Spitz who competed in the 1932 Olympics in the high jump where he finished 9th. He was also NCAA champ in 1934. He writes that since he received the request while in Boston to compete in the Olympic Trials (at Harvard Stadium) he had the other members of the NY Athletic Club attending the trials also sign the card. On the right hand side Olympians Percy Beard (silver medal 1932 110m hurdles) and Gene Venzke (1936 Olympics 1500m 9th) have signed the card. The rest are not Olympians. The left hand side has George Spitz at the bottom. The gem on this card is the top signature. It is Pat McDonald. He won gold and silver medals in the shotput at the 1912 Olympics. He won a gold medal in the 56lb weight throw at the 1920 Olympics at the age of 42. He is the oldest track and field champ in the Olympics. One year after signing this card he won his last AAU championship, in the 56lb weight throw, at the age of 55. He was a lifelong NY City police officer (An Irishman who was a cop in NYC, you must be kidding!!!) and he died in 1954.

This is the first time I have run across his signature. A few of my European collector friends have one, but it is very uncommon. Think of a winning pitcher or starter for the 1912 Red Sox who died 60 years ago. The best part is the letter is perfect provenance. Also included was the envelope for the small card and the envelope mailed back to the collector who lived about 3 miles from where I grew up and 3 - 4 miles from Harvard Stadium.
Michael,
Great post! Congrats on your pickup-that's a great one.

It should also be noted that having the obvious historical knowledge base that you have of the Olympics is huge when it comes to finding a diamond in the rough like you just shared with us. Nice job!

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I enjoy seeing the vintage signatures that everyone picks up. I don't collect baseball, but love looking at the old signatures. They also stick in my memory when I am out scounging for items at paper shows, stamp shows and the such.

I finally have an item worthy of posting. I won this item last week after I stumbled across it. It is part of a large collection of 1930's signatures that Lelands has been listing on ebay. Most of them have spartan descriptions as the title with nothing in the listing. This is a letter written by George Spitz who competed in the 1932 Olympics in the high jump where he finished 9th. He was also NCAA champ in 1934. He writes that since he received the request while in Boston to compete in the Olympic Trials (at Harvard Stadium) he had the other members of the NY Athletic Club attending the trials also sign the card. On the right hand side Olympians Percy Beard (silver medal 1932 110m hurdles) and Gene Venzke (1936 Olympics 1500m 9th) have signed the card. The rest are not Olympians. The left hand side has George Spitz at the bottom. The gem on this card is the top signature. It is Pat McDonald. He won gold and silver medals in the shotput at the 1912 Olympics. He won a gold medal in the 56lb weight throw at the 1920 Olympics at the age of 42. He is the oldest track and field champ in the Olympics. One year after signing this card he won his last AAU championship, in the 56lb weight throw, at the age of 55. He was a lifelong NY City police officer (An Irishman who was a cop in NYC, you must be kidding!!!) and he died in 1954.

This is the first time I have run across his signature. A few of my European collector friends have one, but it is very uncommon. Think of a winning pitcher or starter for the 1912 Red Sox who died 60 years ago. The best part is the letter is perfect provenance. Also included was the envelope for the small card and the envelope mailed back to the collector who lived about 3 miles from where I grew up and 3 - 4 miles from Harvard Stadium.
That is so cool! Congrats!!!
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This will definitely be the least popular item on this thread, but here it is anyway. I bought this Chipper auto'd card raw on ebay awhile back (it's factory signed) and sent it to our "friends" at PSA. I'm very happy with the grade (card grade, not auto grade). Not sure how many of these there are but only one other is graded and I've seen no more online anywhere. A nice addition to my Chipper collection.


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This will definitely be the least popular item on this thread, but here it is anyway. I bought this Chipper auto'd card raw on ebay awhile back (it's factory signed) and sent it to our "friends" at PSA. I'm very happy with the grade (card grade, not auto grade). Not sure how many of these there are but only one other is graded and I've seen no more online anywhere. A nice addition to my Chipper collection.

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Michael,
Great post! Congrats on your pickup-that's a great one.

It should also be noted that having the obvious historical knowledge base that you have of the Olympics is huge when it comes to finding a diamond in the rough like you just shared with us. Nice job!
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Thank you for the kind words. I have varied interests and I find that paying attention to as much as I can helps me find those diamonds. I am sure the full time dealers like Richard and Jim can attest to that extra knowledge paying big dividends. Ebay has created such a market that I am finding items that are reasonably identified but are real prizes. Two of my favorites are:
1932 Steamship menu for a ship going from Hawaii to Los Angelas for the 1932 Olympics signed by Duke Kahanamoku.

WWI Visitors book from Camp Grant in Chicago. The seller was good enough to post many pages, but said he could not identify most of the signatures. He did not recognize President William Howard Taft which is what I bought it for. Sold that for more than the book. When I got the book I went through every signature and found the equivalent of 2 Hope Diamonds in a Cracker Jack box. The first was Very rare Hockey Hall of Famer Major Frederick McLaughlin signed with his rank and regiment. The regiment was called the 'Black Hawk' regiment and he was the founder of the Chicago Black Hawks. The second was Edwin Hubble after whom the telescope was named. He signed the book with his rank and regiment and slightly different spelling of his name - Hubbel. See the images below.

I hope I can share some of the interesting signatures of Olympians that I own or have owned. Some have great stories and some show that you can never really know enough about the signatures you collect.

Brent, I also want thank you, but I do not know how to put two quotes in a post.
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Picked up HOF #159 on a good deal thanks to Chylak not being listed in the Auction title (I don't think the seller knew that he was the most valuable signature on the page).




Also features rare autograph of NFL player Jim Braxton.
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Who doesn't like Larry Wayne?
Mets fans.
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Yeah, but even Mets fans gave him a little grudging respect at Citifield during his farewell.
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