Autograph Collection from Early, Diehard Boston Braves Hobbyist
Beantown baseball is the centerpiece of this splendid collection, which is heavy on the old Braves franchise that departed after the 1951 season. Included are: 1) 1945 Boston Braves team-signed baseball (Official National League) with 21 signatures, NM. 2) Several Boston Braves signed photos, most being modern prints signed during the 1970s-90s, many deceased. A total of 86 includes Bill Terry, 1948 team photo with 11 signatures and many more. Included are about nine that are vintage photos: Dante, Lopez, Sain, etc. 3) Boston Braves player-signed bank check from the legendary collection of Cameron Forrest, a total of 133. with Guy Bush, Cooper, Cuccinello, Dahlgren, Holmes, Marshall, Reiser, Sisti, Stripp, Grimes, Bengough, Spahn (1950), Southworth and many more. There are even a few Red Sox Signed GPCs (20) including Duffy Lewis. Non-Boston items include: 1) Single-signed baseballs with Schmidt, Tiant, Ralph Hodgin, etc.; 3x5 cards signed by mostly HOFers: Hoyt, Medwick, Hubbell, Grimes, Koufax, Paige, Stengel, Dean Greenberg, Lombardi, Carey, DiMaggio, etc. for a total of 70+; and 1950s-70s Vintage-signed Topps baseball Cards (413): 1978 Yount, 1968 Staub, 1961 Santo, Tug McGraw, 1966 Alston, Curt Flood TCMA, T. Conigliaro TCMA and more.