Photos Autographed by Duke Snider, Goose Gossage and Pete Gray.
Lot 83. Photos Autographed by Duke Snider, Goose Gossage and Pete Gray. The autographs are gem mint 10, Snider on an 11” x 14” color photo; Gossage on an 8” x 10” color photo matted to 11” x 14”; and Gray on an 8” x 10” b&w photo matted to 11” x 14”. Snider is shown in a Brooklyn Dodgers’ uniform at spring training. In 18 seasons with the Dodgers, he was an eight-time All-Star who helped his team to win two World Championships. He batted .295 with 407 home runs and 1,333 RBI; he led the NL in RBI in 1955 and in home runs in 1956. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1980, he was 83rd on “The Sporting News” list of Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players. Snider died in 2011. Gossage appears in a uniform of the San Diego Padres, one of nine teams he pitched for during his 22-season Hall of Fame career. He was a nine-time All-Star who helped the Yankees to win a World Championship in 1978 when he received the AL Rolaids Relief Man Award. One of MLB’s earliest premier closers, he led the AL in saves three times. In 1945, Gray (born Peter Wyshner) was a part-time outfielder with the St. Louis Browns – despite having only one arm. A right-hander, he lost his right arm (amputated above the elbow) in an accident at age 6. But he persevered and learned to play the game with his left arm. Well enough, in fact, that with the Memphis Chicks in 1944, he batted .333, set a record with 653 stolen bases, and was the MVP of the Southern Association. In his lone MLB season, he batted .218 with the Browns. He died in 2002. Three signed photos, two by HoFers, and another by one of baseball’s most remarkable players. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified. Minimum Bid $35.