Signed First Edition Autobiography: “Crash: The Life and Times of Dick Allen.”
Lot 225. Signed First Edition Autobiography: “Crash: The Life and Times of Dick Allen.” Allen may be the best player without a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 15 MLB seasons, the controversial star batted .292, drove in 1,119 runs and hit 351 home runs. He was the 1964 N.L. Rookie of the Year, the 1972 A.L. MVP, a two-time A.L. home run leader and a seven-time All-Star. Allen wrote his 1989 book with Tim Whitaker, an editor at “PhillySport” magazine. The hardback book is ex-m, a light stain on the front cover making it short of nm. The dust cover is vg+ to ex. Bill James called this book “one of the best baseball books in recent years.” Allen’s autograph on the title page is mint 9 to gem mint 10. Winning Bid $92.