1932 N.Y. Giants at Chicago Cubs Official Scorecard Signed by Rogers Hornsby and Lon Warneke.
Lot 14. 1932 N.Y. Giants at Chicago Cubs Official Scorecard Signed by Rogers Hornsby and Lon Warneke. Generally regarded as one of the best 10 baseball players of the 20th century, Hornsby has placed a large, bold autograph in blue fountain pen over his name in the pre-printed lineup inside the scorecard. The first “R” in his name shows minor bleeding, and the ink coverage across the name, strong throughout, is somewhat uneven. Ex-m 6 to nm 7, solely because of its placement. A .358 career batter, Hornsby was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1942. He died in 1963. Warneke, who pitched for the Cubs 1930-1936, 1942-1943 and 1945, signed in pencil “L. Warneke” at the top left inside the scorecard. The signature is nm 7 with a bit of ink intersecting the “k” in his name. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs.
In 1932, Warneke, a five time All-Star, led the N.L. in victories and MLB in ERA. He died in 1976. The scorecard, which has been scored, has been glued on the back to a sheet of paper. The front is clean; the letters in “Cubs” have been traced over in pen. Winning Bid $436.