1979 Michigan Sports HoF Program Signed by 5 HoF Members – Banonis, Gehringer, Kramer, Newhouser and Schmidt.
Lot 633. 1979 Michigan Sports HoF Program Signed by 5 HoF Members – Banonis, Gehringer, Kramer, Newhouser and Schmidt. Chas. Gehringer and Hal Newhouser are in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Joe Schmidt is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And Vince Banonis and Ron Kramer were enshrined in the College Football HoF in 1986 and 1978, respectively. All are in the State of Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. All signed a 128-page program for the organization’s 1979 induction ceremonies. In fact, Kramer autographed the program cover, along with two other inductees, Earl Morrall, one of the most successful backup quarterbacks in NFL history, and Warren Orlick (“Mr. Rules), PGA Golf Professional of the Year for 1960 and president of the Professional Golfers Association 1971-72. He passed away in 2003. Other Michigan HoF members who signed the program and the sport they represent are: Chuck Kocsis, golf; and Jake Mazer, Bob Calihan, Cincy Sachs and Lofton Greene, basketball. The autographs, all next to or on the individual’s photo, are nm-m 8 to gem mint 10. The program is vg-ex. Minimum Bid $20.