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Baseball Autographs - Signed Sporting News (Full Issues)

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Lot 194.  Johnny Bench Autograph on the Cover of the July 17, 1976 “The Sporting News.” Very nice mint 9 to gem mint 10 blue Sharpie signature below an artist’s depictions of the Hall of Fame catcher. The “All-Star Game Preview” edition of the tabloid is complete. A subtle horizontal crease is visible across the center. Foxing along the edges could be matted out, enabling the signed publication to become a gorgeous display piece. Bench was selected for the All-Star Game 14 times in 17 seasons. He was the 1968 N.L. Rookie of the Year, a two time league MVP, and a 10-time Gold Glove recipient. He led the N.L. in home runs two times, and in RBI, three times. He was a first-ballot Hall of Fame selection in 1989. At No. 16, he was the highest ranked catcher in “TSN”s Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players.
Winning Bid $25     


Lot 195.  Andrew Dawson Autograph on the Cover of the May 11, 1987 “Sporting News. ” Mint 9 signature by Dawson, who had signed as a free agent with the Chicago Cubs two months earlier. Dawson’s moved from Montreal to the Windy City worked well for him and the Cubs. He led the league with 49 home runs and 137 RBI, earned Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards and was named the N.L. MVP. “The Hawk” was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2010. The magazine is complete, ex-m with some toning along the open edge and a mailing label.
Minimum Bid $25     


Lot 196.  Fred Lynn Autographed March 6, 1976 Edition of “The Sporting News.” Lynn placed a mint 9 to get mint 10 signature on his image on the magazine cover. The publication is complete with a subtle center crease and light foxing along the edges. Ex+ and potentially a great display item. Lynn is the subject of a full-page article inside. In his first MLB season with Boston, he was the A.L. MVP and Rookie of the Year. In nine consecutive seasons, he was an All-Star outfielder. Lynn is a member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Winning Bid $25     


Lot 197.  Denny McLain Nicely Signed Oct. 5, 1968 “The Sporting News.” McLain shares the cover of the tabloid’s World Series Issue with Lefty Grove. His signature is mint 9 to gem mint 10 on his jersey. The Detroit Tigers won the Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. McLain was the losing pitcher for Detroit in two games, but working on only two days’ rest, he limited the Cardinals to a single run as his teammates scored 13 times. For the 1968 season, McLain earned A.L. Cy Young and MVP honors. He was the Cy Young winner again in 1969. The magazine is complete. It has two clipped corners, a name in the upper border and edge foxing, which could be matted out for display. There as is a small tear next to Grove’s image.
Winning Bid $45     


Lot 198.  Brooks Robinson Signed “Sporting News” Cover Featuring the HoF Class of 1983. An illustration of Robinson shares the cover of the Aug. 1, 1983 “TSN” with depictions of Walter Alston, Juan Marichal and George Kell. His autograph on his image is mint 9 to gem mint 10. The publication, which is complete, shows a light horizontal fold, edge toning and a partially removed mailing label. Robinson’s Hall of Fame election came in his first year of eligibility with support on almost 92 percent of the ballots. In 23 MLB seasons, Robinson was an 18-time All-Star and a 16-time Gold Glove recipient. He was the A.L. RBI leader and MVP in 1964 and the World Series MVP. He is widely regarded as baseball’s best defensive third baseman.
Minimum Bid $25     


Lot 199.  Frank Robinson Autographed July 20, 1987 Issue of “The Sporting News.” Mint 9 blue Sharpie signature across his image on the cover of the complete issue, which has some edge foxing, and the mailing label has been removed. Robinson was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1982, the first year he was eligible. In 1975, he became baseball’s first black manager. His accomplishments also include 1956 N.L. Rookie of the Year, an All-Star 14 times, the only player to receive MVP honors in both the N.L. and A.L., the Triple Crown in 1966 and A.L. Manager of the Year in 1989. After Cincinnati traded Robinson to Baltimore in 1965, he provided leadership that helped the Orioles to win four A.L. pennants and two World Series in six seasons. Robinson died in 2019.
Minimum Bid $25     


Lot 200.  Nolan Ryan Outstanding Autograph on a 1975 “Sporting News” Cover. Mint 9 to gem mint 10 blue Sharpie signature on the cover of the full May 17, 1975 edition. Ryan is shown on the mound, and his autograph, silhouetted against off-white paper, has gorgeous eye appeal. The tabloid shows some toning along the edges and has three relatively light creases at the left toward the bottom of the cover. Ryan was a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee in 1999. Despite playing for predominantly weak teams, he won 324 games. His accomplishments also include seven no-hitters, 61 shutouts and 5,714 strikeouts – 1,578 more than Steve Carlton, who is second on the all-time list. Outstanding display item featuring one of baseball’s best ever.
Winning Bid $45     


Lot 201.  Dick Stuart Autographed March 19, 1966 “Sporting News.” Stuart was one of baseball’s characters. Through 10 MLB seasons, he put up some respectable numbers as a hitter - .264 career average, 228 home runs, 743 RBI and a .489 slugging percentage. Of course, he also struck out 957 times, for a .239 strikeout average, walked only 301 times and had a .316 on-base percentage. In the field, his defensive capabilities earned him the name “Dr. Strangeglove.” Stuart helped the Pittsburgh Pirates to win the 1960 World Championship, and he was the A.L. RBI leader in 1963. In 1961 for Pittsburgh, he batted .301, slugged 35 home runs, drove in 117 runs and played in both All-Star Games. He died in 2002. His autograph is mint 9 to gem mint 10 on the cover of the publication, which is complete, has two clipped corners and shows some aging along the right edge. Matted, the magazine and autograph would display nicely.
Winning Bid $20     




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