Sports and Entertainment In-Person Autographs (500+ Signatures)
Amazing collection of autographs. From the 50+ year collection of Cleveland area auto hound Steve K. total of nine date books with signed pages of the following: 1) Entertainment (180+): Sidney Sheldon, John Mellencamp, Dizzy Gillespie, Sting, Chad Everett, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, Pete Townsend, Lyle Lovett, Bill Cosby, James Brown, Kenny Loggins, Bill Medley, Neville Bros (4), Johnny Mathis, Victor Borge, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Seinfeld, Phyllis Diller, Cesar Romero, Eddie Van Halen, George Carlin, Marcel Marceau, Luther Vandross (2), Billy Joel (2), Chuck Berry, Melba Moore, Johnny Cash, Tom Hanks, Carl Perkins, Bobby Hatfield, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Robert Rodriguez (director), Bo Diddley, Burt Reynolds, Tony Bennett. 2) Political: Ollie North, Eli Weisel, Rosalynn Carter. 3) Auto: AJ Foyt. 4) Football: Warfield, Doak Walker, Lanier, Groza, several with Pittsburgh Steelers with Woodson and Lipps, Warren Moon, Jim McMahon, Bud Carson, Mike Golic, Chuck Noll, Pruitt, "Fridge" Perry, Blanda, Tarkanian, Lou Holtz, Morrall, Kozas, Motley, Theisman. 5) Baseball (230+): Alan Trammell, Mo Vaughn, Gossage, Baerga, Roberto Alomar, Chambliss, Jim Abbot (3), Don Fehr, Kison Fosse, Wells (2), Palmiero, Lofton, Mattingly, Lea Barker, Delgado, Bernie Williams, Kubek, Gossage, Agee, Mariano Rivera, Alex Rodriguez 6/6/96. 6) Basketball: Bill Cartwright. 7) Hockey: Gordie Howe (2) Chris Chelios. 8) Golf: Jack Nicklaus (2). Please allow for a small percentage of secretarials just to be safe. The nine books are in good condition and often contain clippings about some of the autographs. Many, many more autographs from entertainment and sports are included.
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.