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1939 Baseball Hall of Fame First Day Covers Signed by Original Inductees and More (10)

1939 Baseball Hall of Fame First Day Covers Signed by Original Inductees and More (10)

Recently discovered and unlike anything we have ever offered or previously seen before, this collection of first day covers are an even ten in number. Most impressive when looked at as a whole, these ten immortals represent the greatest in the history of the game at the time. Condition is simply amazing and extremely high grade. The Babe Ruth is perhaps best of all. Signature is pretty much perfect and brilliantly balanced in terms of composition. Plus, the largest Ty Cobb we have ever seen and a rarity on a 1939 FDC as he was late to the events, greatest pitcher of all-time Walter Johnson, a MINT Honus Wagner that is an 11 out of a possible 10, Eddie Collins, Tris Speaker, NM-MT Connie Mack, and the Czars of Baseball: American League President Ford Frick, National League President Will Harridge and Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis. ALL including these "Czars" were there at the 100th Anniversary Centennial of Baseball and the Opening of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Actual envelopes are overall EX+ and the ink signatures are in incredible condition. It is also very important to note that these all come from one collector (address on envelopes) who compiled the signatures in the 1940s. In addition, the lot includes a letter from Earl Hilligan of the ALPBBC giving the addresses of some of these baseball immortals to the collector (Mr. Bird). The most important thing about this collection is that it is essentially a set. A collection of Hall of Fame cachets as complete as this, as high grade as this, and with the quality of names and signatures as this, simply does not exist. But here they are, fresh to the market, and in all their glory.

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