Group of 12 Signatures. BASEBALL PLAYERS -- 1930s.

Group of 12 Signatures.

Gathering of 12 vintage baseball signatures on a single pale blue 3 3/4" X 6" autograph album leaf, n.p., n.y. Very good. Slight bit of age toning. Though not dated, this came from the collection of noted collector Preston Sawyer (1899-1968), California journalist and historical writer, who gathered them in the San Francisco area in 1930. All are in bold black fountain pen. From top to bottom: HARRY HEILMAN (1894-1951), famed slugger who debuted in 1914 with the Detroit Tigers (until 1929), also playing for the Cincinnati Reds (1930, 1932); elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1952. FRANK "DUTCH" HENRY (1902-68), who debuted in 1921 with the St. Louis Browns, playing also for the Brooklyn Robins, New York Giants and Chicago White Sox before retiring in 1930. ART SHIRES (1907-67), who debuted in 1928 with the Chicago White Sox, playing also for the Washington Senators and Boston Braves before retiring in 1932 and toying with boxing. FRANCIS "LEFTY" O'DOUL (1897-1969), pitcher who debuted in 1919 with the New York Yankees (until 1922), later playing for the Boston Red Sox, New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Robins and Brooklyn Dodgers; as a famed minor leagues coach, he single-handedly established baseball in Japan. EARL WHITEHILL (1899-1954), pitcher who debuted in 1923 with the Detroit Tigers, playing also for the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs. EDMUND "BING" MILLER (1894-1966), outfielder who debuted in 1921 with the Washington Senators, later joining the Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns and Boston Red Sox. RUBE WALBERG (1896-1978), pitcher who debuted in 1923 with the New York Giants and also played for the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox before retiring in 1937. STEVE O'NEILL (1891-1962), catcher who debuted in 1911 with the Cleveland Indians and also played for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns before retiring in 1928 to become a winning manager for several teams. CHARLES GEHRINGER (1903-93), Detroit Tigers second baseman made 2,839 hits in 2,323 games and was named most valuable player in 1937; elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949. EARLE MACK (1890-1976), son of Connie Mack, debuted in 1910 with the Philadelphia Athletics and later managed that team. BILL SWEENEY (1904-57), first baseman who debuted in 1928 with the Detroit Tigers, playing also for the Boston Red Sox. RALPH "RED" KRESS (1907-62), shortstop who debuted in 1927 with the St. Louis Browns, playing also for the Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers and New York Giants before retiring in 1946. A delightful dozen of vintage baseball player signatures, including two Hall of Famers (Heilman, Gehringer). O'Doul's is a quite uncommon signature -- though nowhere near as scarce as Heilman's, which is an exceptionally scarce signature. A superb and unique display item. Item #25655

Price: $750.00

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