Autographs of 3 Hall of Fame Pitchers – Grimes, Hunter and Lyons.
Lot 44. Autographs of 3 Hall of Fame Pitchers – Grimes, Hunter and Lyons. Burleigh A. Grimes, whose career spanned 1916-34, was among the last of the legal spitball pitchers. Jim Catfish Hunter was the Cy Young Award winner in 1974 and won at least 21 games in five consecutive seasons. And Ted Lyons won 260 games for the Chicago White Sox. Hunter autographed the cover of the Oct. 7, 1974 issue of “Sports Illustrated.” The photo shows him as an A’s pitcher before the start of the World Series. His signature is mint 9. The signatures of Grimes and Lyons are nm-m 8 on 8” x 10” b&w photos. The Grimes photo has some light wrinkles, and the Lyons 8 x 10, scattered soiling. Winning Bid $50.