Presented is an incredible assembly of (46) single/multi-signed baseball books. There are close to one thousand autographs present, including Hall of Famers and deceased signatories such as Mantle and DiMaggio. Each relic is penned in blue or black ink on the title page (single-signed books) or throughout (multi-signed books). This selection contains a distinct New York/Brooklyn flavor and moderate duplication is present. Most of the books are lightly used soft or hard-covered first editions. Highlighted are Multi-Signed Books: Baseball: The American League: A History by Zoss/Bowman with (143) signatures; Baseball Anecdotes by Okrent/Wulf with (101) signatures; The Golden Age of Baseball 1941-1964 by Gutman with (70 signatures); The Hurlers by Kerrane with (35) signatures; The National League by Zoss/Bowman with (162) signatures; The World Series: 1903-1987 with (119) signatures; Single-Signed Books: Baseball: Joe DiMaggio: An Informal Biography by DeGregorio (d.1999, 10, 1981, Scarborough, 269 pg); The Mick by Mantle/Gluck (d.1995, 9, 1985, Doubleday, 248 pg); Reggie by Jackson/Lupica (8, 1984, Villard, 332 pg); Stargell by Stargell/Bird (d.2001, 10, 1984, Harper & Row, 247 pg); Yogi: Its Aint Over
by Berra/Horton (7, 1989, McGraw-Hill, 241 pg). The hours it took to piece together this important gathering, combined with the tens of thousands of dollars of value, make this amassment a prestigious enterprise. Auction COA from James Spence Authentications. For a complete list of signed and unsigned books, please visit our website.
Multi-Signed Books: Baseball: The American League: A History by Zoss/Bowman with (143) signatures including Aparicio, Appling (d.1991), Berra, Boggs, Boudreau (d.2001), Carew, Dandridge (d.1994), Dickey (d.1993), Doby (d.2003), Doerr, (2) Feller, R. Ferrell (d.1995), (2) Ford, (2) Henderson, Hunter (d.1999), Kaline, Keller (d.1990), Killebrew, (2) Lemon (d.2000), Lopat (d.1992), B. Martin (d.1989), McGwire, P. Niekro, Palmer, (2) Reynolds (d.1994), (2) Rizzuto (d.2007), (3) B. Robinson, F. Robinson, Sewell (d.1990), Slaughter (d.2002), (2) Winfield, Wynn (d.1999), (2) Yastrzemski (all 9-10, many deceased, 1986, Gallery, 192 pg); Baseball Almanac by Schlossberg with (2) Pepitone (both 9, 2002, Triumph, 376 pg), Baseball Anecdotes by Okrent/Wulf with (101) signatures including Mazeroski (all 9-10, may deceased, 1989, Oxford Press, 357 pg), Baseballs 50 Greatest Games by Sugar with (21) signatures including Boudreau, Slaughter (all 9-10, many deceased, 1986 Exeter Books, 192 pg), Baseball Hall of Fame Fiftieth Anniversary with (14) signatures including Boudreau, Drysdale (d.1993), Feller, Herman (d.1992), Kaline, Musial, P. Niekro, Roberts, (4) B. Robinson, Snider, B. Williams (all 9-10, 1988, Prentice Hall, 356 pg), The Explosive Sixties by Mead with (27) signatures including M. Allen (d.1992), Jenkins, Kaline, Killebrew, B. Robinson, Weaver, Wynn (d.1999, 1989, Redefinition, 192 pg), The Fielders by Kaplan with (8) signatures including Boudreau, B. Robinson, Schoendienst, Vander Meer (all 9-10, 1989, Redefinition, 192 pg), The Golden Age of Baseball 1941-1964 by Gutman with (70 signatures) including (2) Black (d.2002), Boudreau, Drysdale, (2) Feller, Herman, (2) Irvin, Lopat (d.1992), (2) Mize (d.1993), Roberts, B. Robinson, (3) Slaughter (all 9-10, 1989, many deceased, Gallery Books, 192 pg, signed throughout), The Hurlers by Kerrane with (35) signatures including Clemens, (2) Feller, Gibson, Gossage, Hunter (d.1999), Jenkins, (2) Lemon, Lopat, Marichal, P. Niekro, Perry, Roberts, Spahn (d.2003), Vander Meer (all 9-10, 1989, Redifinition, 192 pg); The National League by Zoss/Bowman with (161) signatures including Aaron, Ashburn (d.1997), Banks, Bunning, (3) Brock, Carlton, Cepeda, Durocher (d.1992), Drydale, Flood (d.1997), Furillo (d.1988), Gibson, Gwynn, Haddix (d.1994), Herman, Jenkins, J. Johnson (d.1989), Marichal, Mathews (d.2001), Mazeroski, Mays, Mize, (2) Morgan, (3) Musial, (2) P. Niekro, Roberts, Rose, Schoendienst, Short (d.2001), (2) Slaughter, Snider, (2) Stargell, Vander Meer, Wilhelm (d.2002, all 9-10, many deceased, 1986 Bison, 192 pg); New Professionals by Rieland with (14) signatures including Fingers, Palmer, Stargell, (2) Weaver (all 9-10, 1989, Redefinition, 192 pg), Octobers Game by Adomites with (16) signatures including M. Allen, Berra (all 9-10, with deceased, 1990 Redefinition, 192 pg), The Pictorial History of Baseball by Bowman/Zoss with (17) signatures including Cepeda, Feller, Lemon (d.2000), Mize, B. Robinson, Stargell (d.2001, all 9-10, 1986 Gallery Books, 248 pg, some signed inner pages), The Sluggers by Holway with (8) signatures including Berra, Boudreau, (2) Killebrew, Stargell (all 9-10, 1989, Redefinition, 192 pg), The World Series: 1903-1987 with (119) signatures including Boudreau, Feller, (2) Fingers, (2) Ford, Gibson, Killebrew, Mazeroski, Mize, Palmer, (3) B. Robinson, Slaughter, Vander Meer (d.1997, all 9-10, many deceased, 1988, Gallery Books, 192 pg); Football: Undefeated, Untied, and Uninvited by Setting-Clark with (3) signatures including Marchetti, Matson, St. Clair (all 9-10 with HOF date inscriptions, 2002, Griffin, 164 pg); Single-Signed Books: Baseball: Ball Four by Bouton (9, 1981 Stein and Day, 457 pg), Balls by Nettles/Golenbock (10, 1984, Putnam, 232 pg), Between the Lines: Nine Principles to Live By by Hershiser/Wolgemuth (9, 2001, Warner Books, 168 pg), Bleep: Lary Bowa Manages: by Bowa/Bloom (8, 1988, Bonus, 298 pg), Crash: The Life and Times of Dick Allen by Allen/Whitaker (9, with salutation, 1989, Ticknor & Fields, 190 pg.), Joe DiMaggio: An Informal Biography by DeGregorio (d.1999, 10, 1981, Scarborough, 269 pg), Feller: Now Pitching by Feller/Gilbert (9, with salutation, 1990, Birch Lane, 229 pg), Few and Chosen by Ford/Pepe (9, author signed, 2001, Triumph, 224 pg), Garvey by Garvey/Rozin (10, with salutation, 1986 Times Books, 231 pg), Gutteridge: In Words and Pictures by Gutteridge (9, with salutation, 2002, Pepperpot, 231 pg), I Played and I Won by Worthington (10, New York Giants 1954 inscription, 2004, Xulon Press, 273 Pg), Low and Outside by Mead with Gumpert (9, 1990 Redefinition, 192 pg), The Mick by Mantle/Gluck (d.1995, 9, 1985, Doubleday, 248 pg), No More Mr. Nice Guy: A Life of Hardball by. D. Williams/Plaschke (9, 1990, HBJ, 344 pg), Out at Home by Pappas (10, 1999, LKP, 349 pg), Reggie by Jackson/Lupica (8, 1984, Villard, 332 pg), Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms by Auker/Keegan (d.2006, 9, personalized with inscription, 2001 Triumph, 218 pg), Stargell by Stargell/Bird (10, 1984, Harper & Row, 247 pg), Sweet Lou by Piniella/Allen (10, with salutation, 1986, Putnam, 300 pg.), Tales from the Dodger Dugout by Erskine/Sully (d.2007, 9, dated, 2001, Sports Publishing, 231 pg), Talking on Air by K. Coleman/Valenti (10, personalized, 2000, Sports Publishing, 216 pg), Touching All the Bases by Garver (9, with 20-12 1951 inscription, 2003, Pepperpot, 166 pg), The Truth Hurts by Piersall (9, 1984, Contemporary, 183 pg), Vernon: The Gentleman First Baseman by Westcott (10, 60 Champs pirates inscription, author signed, 2005, Camino, 223 pg), Yogi: Its Aint Over
by Berra/Horton (7, 1989, McGraw-Hill, 241 pg), Zim: A Baseball Life by Zimmer/Madden (9, also author signed, 2001, Total Sports Illustrated, 286 pg); Football: Against the Grain by Morris (10, personalized with 17-0 in 72, only us! Inscription, 1988, McGraw-Hill, 278 pg); Boxing/Wrestling: Against All Odds by Berger with L. Homes (9, 1998, St. Martins Press, 282 pg), The Fabulous Moolah by Ellison/Platt (9, 2002, Harper Collins, 231 pg); Tennis: You Cannot Be Serious by McEnroe/Kaplan (9, 2002, Putnam, 342 pg); Unsigned Books: Billyball by Martin/Pepe 1987, Doubleday, 276 pg), Bronx Zoo by Lyle/Golenbock (1979, Crown, 248 pg), Carew by Care/Berkow (1979, Simon and Shuster, 251 pg), Catfish: My Life in Baseball by Hunter/Keteyian (1988, McGraw-Hill, 242 pg), The Duke of Flatbush by Snider/Gilbert (1988, Zebra, 288 pg), Extra Innings by F. Robinson/Stainback (1988, McGraw-Hill, 270 pg), Hard Nose: The Story of the 1986 Giants by Burt/Gola (1987, HBJ, 278 pg), The Lively Ball (1989, Redefinition, 198 pg), Made In America by Ueberroth (1985, Morrow, 401 pg), Neil Leifers Sports Stars by Bonventre (1985, Dolphin, 256 pg), Return of Billy the Kid by Lewis Smith (1977, CMG, 213 pg), Stranger to the Game by Gibson/Wheeler (1994, Viking Penguin, 286 pg), 300 Great Baseball Cards by Payne (1999, Beckett, 128 pg).