New York Baseball Writers Signed Dinner Programs (5)
This lot includes a collection of five signed dinner programs/seating arrangements from New York baseball writers' events. There is both a program and a seating arrangement from the 34th Annual New York Baseball Writers "Eating and Oratorical Contest" held on February 3, 1957 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The four-sided program is signed by Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Walter Alston, Ford Frick, Casey Stengel, Joe Cronin and Hank Greenberg; the 8-page seating list features the signatures of Yogi Berra, Mel Allen, Sal Maglie, Johnny Podres, Whitey Ford, Clem Labine and a dozen others. Next there is a program from the 36th Annual New York Baseball Writers dinner held on February 1, 1959; the four-sided program is signed by Hank Bauer, Ed Lopat, Ralph Houk, Elston Howard, Phil Rizzutto, Bobby Thomson, Joe Collins, Casey Stengel, Will Harridge, Willie Mays and many others. There is also a cover from the New York Baseball Writers 40th Annual dinner held on January 27, 1963. This two-sided document features the signatures of Brooks Robinson, Bob Purkey, Whitey Ford, Elston Howard, Jim Bunning, Ralph Terry, Yogi Berra, Clete Boyer, Moose Skowron, Jim Bouton and several others. Finally, there is a seating list from the Baseball Writers dinner on January 31, 1965 which has been signed by Mel Allen, Gil Hodges, Dal Maxvill, Jerry Coleman, Bob Aspromonte, Larry Jackson and several others. All of these programs measure 6 1/2 x 10" and all are in excellent condition. Over 60 signatures in all.
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