Lot 16. Sparky Anderson Gem Mint 10 Autograph on a 2001 Perez-Steele Hall of Fame Postcard. In 2000, the Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed Anderson for his success as manager of the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers. From 1970-95, he led the Reds to two World Championships, and the Tigers, to one. He was the first manager to win a World Series in both the NL and the AL. He was the AL Manager of the Year twice. His unimprovable blue sharpie autograph spreads across the top of his nm-m Perez-Steele postcard, #245 from the Fifteenth Series. Anderson died in 2010. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $97
Lot 17. Richie Ashburn Bold Sharpie Autograph on a Perez-Steele 1996 Hall of Fame Postcard. The Veterans Committee elected Ashburn to the Hall of Fame in 1995. His credentials for election included a .308 career batting average and 2,574 hits from 1948-62, primarily with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was a six-time All-Star across three decades, a two-time NL batting champion, the 1948 NL stolen base leader, and he frequently led NL outfielders in fielding percentage. His autograph on these Perez-Steele 1996 Thirteenth Series postcards is scarce. A heart attack claimed his life in 1997. His signature here is, conservatively, mint 9 and well placed. The card, #220 in the Perez-Steele set, is nm-m. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $433
Lot 18. President George (H.W.) Bush Signed Perez-Steele 1989 Baseball Hall of Fame Postcard.. Mint 9 to gem mint 10 autograph by the 41st President of the United States. The nm-m card, from the Perez-Steele Tenth Series, shows Bush with Edward W. Stack, chairman of the HoF Board of Directors from 1977-2000. Bush played first base at Yale and participated in the first two College World Series. The card misidentifies him as “George W. Bush,” his son and the 43rd U.S. President. The younger Bush was part-owner of the Texas Rangers before becoming President. George H. W. Bush died in 2018. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $168
Lot 19. Joe DiMaggio Gem Mint 10 Autograph on a Perez-Steele 1980 Hall of Fame Postcard. A 13-time All-Star in 13 MLB seasons and a three-time AL MVP, DiMaggio was elected to the HoF in 1955. His accomplishments also include a .325 career batting average, 361 home runs (fifth when he retired), nine World Series championship, and two AL batting, home run and RBI titles. His numbers almost certainly would have been higher if his career had not been interrupted for three years by service in World War II. His 56-game hitting streak remains unequaled. In a poll taken in 1969, baseball’s centennial year, he was selected as the game’s greatest living player. His blue sharpie signature stands out boldly against his image on the nm-m Third Series Perez-Steele card. DiMaggio died in 1999. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $180
Lot 20. “Hank” Greenberg Gem Mint 10 Autograph on a Perez-Steele 1980 Hall of Fame Postcard. Greenberg’s signature extends most of the way across this nm-m card from the Perez-Steele Third Series. One of baseball’s top sluggers, he was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1956. Greenberg played first base or the outfield in 12 seasons for the Tigers and in one for the Pirates. He batted .313 (above .300 in eight seasons), delivered 331 home runs and drove in 1,276 runs. He was a five-time All-Star, the AL MVP as a first baseman in 1935 and as a left fielder in 1940, and led the AL in home runs and RBI four times. In 1938 he belted 58 home runs to equal Jimmie Foxx’s 1932 accomplishment. He was the first MLB player to hit at least 25 home runs in both the AL and NL. Playing a154-game schedule, no other MLB right-handed batter has matched his 1937 record of 183 RBI in a season. Like other players, Greenberg served in World War II – for almost four years (47 months), longer than any other MLB player. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $185
Lot 21. Sandy Koufax Mint 9 to Gem Mint 10 Signature on a Perez-Steele 1981 HoF Postcard. In his first year of eligibility in 1972, Koufax was voted into the Hall of Fame. He was inducted with a 165-87 career record, a .655 winning percentage (.733 from 1961-66), a 2.76 ERA (five ERA titles from 1961-66), four strikeout titles and four no-hitters, including a perfect game. “The Sporting News” listed him 26th on its 1998 list of “Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players.” Only seven other pitchers and Babe Ruth ranked higher. Koufax signed a card from the Perez-Steele Fifth Series. The signature has a strong appearance on the illustration of Koufax. The card is nm-m. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $225
Lot 22. Ted Williams Mint 9 to Gem Mint 10 Autograph on a 1981 Perez-Steele HoF Postcard. His blue sharpie signature covers 3.25” on his image and the background of the nm-m card. In “The Sporting News” 1998 list of “Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players,” Williams ranked eighth. Only Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Hank Aaron, Lou Gehrig and Christy Mathewson were rated ahead of him. In 1966, his first year of eligibility, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. In a 19 season career with the Boston Red Sox, he was a 19-time All-Star, two-time AL MVP, six-time AL batting champion and four-time AL home run and RBI leader. Twice he achieved the Triple Crown. For his career, he batted .344 and collected 2,654 hits, 521 home runs and 1,839 RBI. In 1941, he was the last MLB player to hit at least .400 (.406) in a season. Four years of military service almost certainly limited his numbers. After his playing career ended, he managed the Washington Senators from 1969-71, and he was the 1969 AL Manager of the Year. In 1991, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award bestowed by the United States government. He died in 2002. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $134
Lot 23. 1980 Perez-Steele HoF Postcards 2nd Series with Hubbell, Gehringer Autographs. The 31 cards in this series, which includes the checklist, are nm-m. Cards of Carl Hubbell (card #53) and Chas Gehringer (#57) present mint 9 to gem mint 10 blue sharpie autographs. The cards are housed in the original box, which is ex-m. The other players in this series are Clarke, Jimmy Collins, Delahanty, Duffy, Jennings, King Kelly, O’Rourke, Wilbert Robinson, Burkett, Chance, Chesbro, Evers, Griffith, Thomas McCarthy, McGinnity, Plank, Tinker, Waddell, Walsh, Cochrane, Frisch, Grove, Pennock, Traynor, Mordecai Brown, Nichols, Foxx and Ott. On the Checklist, the numbers for Hubbell and Gehringer are underlined. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Minimum Bid $60
Lot 24. Dickey, Roush, Terry and Feller Signed Perez-Steele 3rd Series HoF Postcards. These four autographed cards are part of a near-complete Third Series from the 1980 Perez-Steele Hall of Fame issue. Twenty-nine of 31 cards are present, including the checklist. They are in the original box, which is ex-m to nm. Blue sharpie autographs of Bill Dickey (card #71), Wm H (Bill) Terry (#73), Bob Feller (#87) and Edd J Roush (#90) range from mint 9 to gem mint 10. Other cards present are for Heilmann, Paul Waner, Barrow, Bender, Connolly, Dean, Klem, Simmons, Wallace, Harry Wright, Maranville, Baker, Hartnett, Lyons, Schalk, Vance, Cronin, Crawford, Joe McCarthy, Wheat, Carey, Hamilton, Feller, McKechnie and Jackie Robinson. The cards are nm to m, with several numbers on the Checklist underlined. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $100
Lot 25. Perez-Steele 4th Series Hall of Fame Postcards Signed by Appling, Musial and Boudreau. This 1981 series is almost complete, with 30 of 31 cards present, including the Checklist. The autographs of “Luke” Appling (card #95), Stan Musial (#114) and Lou Boudreau (#115) are mint 9 to gem mint 10. The cards are nm-m, with several numbers underlined on the Checklist. They are contained in the original box, which is ex-m to nm. Unsigned cards are present for Clarkson, Flick, Rice, Rixey, Farber, Grimes, Huggins, Keefe, Manush, Ward, Galvin, Stengel, Rickey, Ruffing, Lloyd Waner, Cuyler, Goslin, Medwick, Campanella, Coveleski, Hoyt, Combs, Frick, Haines, Bancroft and Beckley. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Minimum Bid $75
Lot 26. 1981 Perez-Steele 5th Series Hall of Fame Postcards Signed by 11 – Bell, Ford, Spahn, Etc. Twenty-nine cards of the 31-card series (including the Checklist) are present. Eleven cards display autographs that are at least nm-m 8, and most are mint 9 or better. The HoF signers are Yogi Berra (card #127), Lefty Gomez (#129), Buck Leonard (#132), Early Wynn (#133), Monte Irvin (#137), Warren Spahn (#139), James “Cool Papa” Bell (#141), Jocko Conlan (#143), Whitey Ford (#144), Billy Herman (#149) and Judy Johnson (#150). Seventeen unsigned cards depict Hafey, Hooper, Joe Kelly, Marquard, Paige, Weiss, Josh Gibson, Harridge, Youngs, Clemente, Billy Evans, George Kelly, Welch, Bottomley, Sam Thompson, Averill or Bucky Harris. These cards are nm-m. The Checklist has various numbers underlined. The cards are in the Fifth Series original box, which is ex-m with two light scuffs on one side panel. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $150
Lot 27. 1981 Perez-Steele Complete 6th Series HoF Postcards Signed by 13 – Banks, Mays, Etc. The signatures are at least nm-m 8, and most are mint 9 and better. The cards contain the autographs of Ernie Banks, Bob Gibson, Al Kaline, Ralph Kiner, Bob Lemon, Al Lopez, Eddie Mathews, Willie Mays, Johnny Mize, Robin Roberts, Joe Sewell, Duke Snider and Edward Stack. The cards are nm-m, and all 31 are present, including the Checklist, which has many of the numbers underlined. They are in the original Sixth Series box, which is ex-m to nm except for a stain from a price sticker on one side panel. The unsigned cards have images of Charleston, Connor, Hubbard, Lindstrom, Dihigo, Lloyd, Rusie, Joss, MacPhail, Giles, Hack Wilson, Klein, Yawkey, Rube Foster, Doubleday, Stephen G. Clark, and Paul S. Kerr. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $300
Lot 28. 1983 Perez-Steele HoF Postcards 7th Series Signed by Aaron, Marichal, the Robinsons, Etc. This series is complete with nine cards, including the Checklist. Seven of the eight player and executive cards are autographed by the individual depicted - Hank Aaron, AB Chandler, Travis Jackson, Frank Robinson, George Kell, Juan Marichal and Brooks Robinson. Only the Walter Alston card is unsigned. The signatures are nm-m 8 and better, and most are at least mint 9. The eight player and executive cards are nm-m. The Checklist has most of the numbers underlined. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $182
Lot 29. 1985 Perez-Steele HoF Postcards Complete 8th Series Signed by 8 of 9 Players. These nm-m cards hold the autographs of Luis Aparicio, Don Drysdale, Rick Ferrell, Harmon Killebrew, Pee Wee Reese, Lou Brock, Enos Slaugther and Hoyt Wilhelm. The unsigned card depicts Arky Vaughan. The Aparicio signature is good 2 to vg 3 – faded but discernable. The other autographs are strong, ranging from nm-m 8 to gem mint 10, based primarily on placement. The series has 10 cards, including the Checklist, which has the numbers underlined. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $75
Lot 30. 1987 Perez-Steele HoF Postcards 9th Series Signed by McCovey, Hunter, Dandridge, Etc. Six of eight cards in this series are autographed. Five display Hall of Fame player signatures – Bob Doerr, Willie McCovey, Ray Dandridge, Jim Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams. The sixth card is signed by officials of the Perez-Steele organization - Dick Perez, Peggy Steele and Frank Steele. These autographs are mint 9 and gem mint 10. The card of Ernie Lombardi is unsigned. These seven cards are nm-m. The series is complete at eight cards with a Checklist that has the numbers of the signed cards underlined. It is in a Ninth Series original box that has writing on the lid. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $75