4 Baseball HoF Autographs – Griffith, Killebrew, Medwick and Mack.
Lot 173. 4 Baseball HoF Autographs – Griffith, Killebrew, Medwick and Mack. Clark Griffith (died 1955) was a pitcher and manager before he became owner of the Washington Senators in 1920. He was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1947 by the Veterans Committee. His signature is mint 9 to gem mint 10 on a government postcard postmarked 1949. Harmon Killebrew (d. 2011) signed a 1990 typed letter as “Harmon.” The autograph is gem mint 10. In the letter, Killebrew comments on his recovery from an illness that almost claimed his life. Joe Medwick (d. 1975) autographed a full sepia biographical page removed from the 1933 “Who’s Who in Major League Baseball.” His last name has been damaged, with the “wi” missing and the “d” and “c” very slightly affected. A 10-time All-Star outfielder, primarily for the St. Louis Cardinals, Medwick entered the Hall of Fame in 1968. Connie Mack’s autograph is mint 9 on an 8” x 10” magazine page that has been folded and has some scuffs away from his image and autograph. In 50 years as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, he led his team to eight World Series and won five of them. Mack was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1937 and died in 1956. Winning Bid $390.