(5) 1950s Washington Area Autograph Books/Ephemera with Mantle and Williams 
Lot Number 401
 
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Compiled is an impressive quintet of circa 1950s Washington area autograph books/ephemera which includes numerous representatives of the Senators and other American League squads. Prominent examples found within are (2) Griffith (dated to the year he passed away), Jensen, Mantle and T. Williams. Included are 1.) 6-1/4 x 4-3/4 leather-bound 1950s autograph book addressed to our consignor. This moderately worn book contains (29) clean signatures from the 1955 Washington Senators and Cleveland Indians. Unless noted, each pen or pencil signature grades in the (“8-9”) range or better. Spotlighted are Averill (d.1983, “8”), Clarke (d.1970, “8”), Edwards (d.1975, “10”), Feller (“10”), Garcia (d.1986, “7”), Griffith (d.1955, “6”), Mitchell (d.1987, “8”), Porterfield (d.1980, “7”); 2.) 2-3/4 x 4-1/4 leather-bound 1950s memorandum notepad. This attractive booklet contains (8) signatures in pencil with each grading in the (“9-10”) range. Highlights include Jensen (d.1982, “9”), T.Williams (d.2002, “9”); 3.) 3x5 spiral notebook portfolio with (31) pen or pencil signatures grading in the (“8-9”) range or better with Dressen (d.1966, “7”), Griffith (“6”), Killebrew (“9”, rookie year), Kuenn (d.1988, “8”) and Paula (d.1983, “9”). Griffith and Killebrew are penned on the same sheet in pencil and most are dated to May 1955; 4.) 8x10 paper sheet with (13) signatures from mostly the 1955 Yankees team in blue ink grading in the (“9-10”) range or better. Keys are Berra (“9”), Dressen (“9”), Ford (“8”), Mantle (d.1995, “8”), B. Martin (d.1989, “9”) and Rizzuto (d.2007, “7”). This sheet is folded eight times but does not impact any of the autographs. A stamped and dated (1955) 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 Don Wingfield postcard signed by Mickey Vernon (“5”) completes this collection. Auction COA from James Spence Authentications. For a complete list of signatories, please visit our website.

1.) 6-1/4x4-3/4 leather-bound 1950s autograph book addressed to our consignor. This book contains (29) signatures of the 1955 Washington Senators and Cleveland Indians. Unless noted, each pencil or pen signature grades in the (“8-9”) range or better. Included are Averill (d.1983, “8”), Chakales, Clarke (d.1970, “8”), Colavito (“10”), Daley, Delis (d.2003, “8”), Edwards (d.1975, “10”), Feller (“10”), Garcia (d.1986, “7”), Griffith (d.1955, “6”), Korcheck, Kuhn, Lemon (d.2006, “9”), Locklin, Mitchell (d.1987, “8”), Narleski, Pascual, Porterfield (d.1980, “7”), Ramos, Rosen, Runnels, Score (“9”), A. Smith (d.2002, “9”), Snyder, Valdivielso, Wolff, Wright and two unidentified; 2.) 2-3/4x4-1/4 leather-bound 1950s memorandum notepad. This booklet contains (8) signatures in pencil which each grade in the (“9-10”) range. Present are Brown (“Skinny” nickname variant), Hudson, Jensen (d.1982, “9”), Maxwell, McDonald, Porterfield (“8”), Susce, T.Williams (d.2002, “9”); 3.) 3x5 spiral notebook portfolio with (31) pen or pencil signatures grading in the (“8-9”) range or better including Abernathy, Busby (d.1996, “9”), Delis, Delock, Dressen (d.1966, “7”), Edwards (“9”), Fitz Gerald, Griffith (“6”), Hunter, Kline, Killebrew (“9”, rookie year), Kuenn (d.1988, “8”), Levan (d.1998, “8”), Malzone, Arch McDonald (announcer), Minoso, Oravetz (d.2006, “9”), Paula (d.1983, “9”), Porterfield, Ramos, Roig, Schoonmaker, Shea, (2) Sievers, Stobbs, Valdivielso, Vernon, Wolff (annoucer), Yost and one unidentified; 4.) 8x10 paper sheet with (13) signatures from mostly the 1955 Yankees team in blue ink grading in the (“9-10”) range or better. Present are Berra (“9”), J. Collins (d.1989, “8”), Dressen (“9”), Ford (“8”), Larsen, Mantle (d.1995, “8”), B. Martin (d.1989, “9”), Noren, Rizzuto (d.2007, “7”), Robinson, Skowron, Staley, Turley and 5.) dated (1955) and stamped 3-1/2x5-1/2 Don Wingfield postcard signed by Mickey Vernon (“5”). 
 
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