(2) 1930s Baseball Scrapbooks with (64) Autographs 
Lot Number 391
 
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Take a journey into the past with this pair of vintage baseball scrapbooks that compiles (64) autographs and (193) newspaper cut-outs of famed and obscure major leaguers. An additional 1934 R309-1 Goudey Premiums Babe Ruth with a non-authentic autograph (card otherwise GD) is also present. The fragile lined ephemera was meticulously kept by an 11 year-old boy and dates to 1932. Although the scrapbooks reveal significant wear including missing or loose covers, pages and cut-out removals, the primarily blue ink and vintage pencil signatures display nicely, faring mostly in the (6-7) range or better. There is a distinct Senators influence found throughout and highlighted are First Scrapbook: (titled American League Players Autograph Book, 32 signatures, 105 newspaper cut-outs, 7-1/4 x 9-3/4) with Altrock, (3) Cronin, Gomez, Goslin, Hadley, (2) H. Manush, A. McDonald (Senators radio announcer); Second Scrapbook: (32 signatures, 83 newspaper cut-outs, 6-3/4 x 8-1/4) with Gomez, (2) Manush, (4) Meyer, (2) Travis and (2) Whitehill. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentications. For a complete list of signatories and death dates, please visit our website.

First Scrapbook: (titled American League Players Autograph Book, 32 signatures, 105 newspaper cut-outs, 7-1/4x9-3/4) with Altrock (d.1965), Bluege (d.1985), Boken (d.1988), Bolton (d.1979), (3) Cronin (d.1984), Gomez (d.1989), Goslin (d.1971), Hadley (d.1963), D. Harris (d.1973), Kerr (d.1993), Kress (d.1962), (3) Kuhel (d.1984), (2) Linke (d.1988), Mahorney, (2) H. Manush (d.1971), (2) Meyer (d.1974), Prim (d.1995), J. Russell (d.1990), (2) F. Schulte (d.1983), Stewart (d.1974), (2) Weaver (d.1994), S. West (d.1985), A. McDonald (Senators radio announcer); Second Scrapbook: (32 signatures, 83 newspaper cut-outs, 6-3/4x8-1/4) with Bolton (d.1979), Brickell (d.1961), Broaca (d.1985), Burke (d.1971), DeShong (d.1993), Gomez (d.1989), D. Harris (d.1973), Kerr (d.1993), Kress (d.1962), Linke (d.1988), Mahorney, (2) Manush (d.1971), (4) Meyer (d.1974), Milligan (d.1972), E. Phillips (d.1968), J. Russell (d.1990), F. Schulte (d.1983), Stewart (d.1974), (2) Travis (d.2006), Weaver (d.1994), (2) Whitehill (d.1954), two unidentified, the children of D. Harris and wife of Lefty Gomez.  
 
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