Outstanding In-Person Autograph Books (600+ sigs)
Outstanding autograph book collection from famed Ohio based in-person collector Steve K. Consisting of 16 books full of amazing quality signatures, most are stars and many have clippings to help in the identification. Collection includes:1) Multi-Star book including Merlin Olsen, Groza, Elway, Haddix, Calavito, Roger Penske, Dinah Shore, Al Gore, BB King, Liz Taylor, Hillary Clinton, Heavyweight Macho Camacho and others.2) Boxing book including Bonecrusher Smith, Razor Ruddock, Greg Page, Tucker, Lennox Lewis, Floyd Patterson plus others including Patty Duke, Dan Marino, Warren Moon (1992) and other.3) 1998 All Baseball with signed teams including Oakland A's (several w/Giambi) Tigers, Rays, Orioles, Texas, Toronto and Pirates.4) 1992 Rock and Roll book including Neil Diamond, Don Henley, Bill Clinton, Ella Fitzgerald, Peter Paul and Mary, Frampton, Little Anthony, Patti Labelle and others.5) Paul Newman, Willie Nelson, Phil Everly, Boxer Bob Foster, Roddy McDowall and several Indy 500 drivers.6) Great basketball collection including Dolph Schayes, Oscar Robertson, Jerry Lucas, George Gervin (2), Cheryl Miller, Bill Fitch, Sharman (2), Don Nelson and James Hetfield of Metallica (1997).7-9) Sept 2, 1995: Rock n Roll HOF: Slash (3), Aretha Franklin, Martha Reeves, Robbie Robertson, Booker T, Jan Wenner (2), Mary Wilson, Jackson Brown, Peter Tork, Ray Davies, Dickey Betts, Martha Reeves and others.10) Negro Leaguers including Sam Jethroe (2) Galley, Spencer, Jesse Williams and more plus Phil Simms, Frank Gifford, Lou Rawls and Brenda Lee (1995).11-14) Boxing: Basilio, Hatton, Buddy McGirt; 1997 Yankees (Wells, Chambliss, Cardenal, Nelson) Gary Carter, Bruce Johnston (Beach Boys); Negro League (Manning, Johnson, Benson, Glenn, Cash, Fields).15) 1994 Football book with Earl Campbell, Tom Landry and Gene Upshaw plus Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Davey Jones (Monkees), Pat Metheny, Frankie Valli and others.16) Negro Leaguers (Mudcat Grant, Don Newcombe, Leon Day, Jethroe, Grace, Manning, Duby, Pope) Plus Everly Bros, Smothers Bros, Frankie Valli, Donna Summer, Ella Fitzgerald (dated 5/3/96 - one of her last).
This amazing collection of 30,000 autographs was obtained in person by one of the pioneering autograph hounds, Steve Kostrubanic. This Cleveland-area native wandered outside the theaters and sports venues of Cleveland searching for celebrities from the late 1940s right up to the early 2000s. He was fluent in all areas of popular culture including baseball, football, boxing, sports, rock ‘n’ roll, music, cinema, theater, television and more. His later job as Senator Jacob Javitz’s personal driver gave him even greater access to the rich and famous. A Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, he is a member of the Ohio State Boxing Hall of Fame.