Remarkable 1932 autograph book featuring over 50 Hall of Famers—Ruth, Gehrig, Johnson, Wagner, Foxx, Ott, and more
Extraordinary vintage circa 1932 autograph album, 6 x 4.75, signed by over 500 baseball players, including more than fifty Hall of Famers. Hall of Fame signers include: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Walter Johnson, Honus Wagner (signed “J. Honus Wagner”), Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott (2, both signed “Melvin Ott”), Hack Wilson, Rogers Hornsby, Al Simmons, Pie Traynor (2), Arky Vaughan (signed “Floyd Vaughan”), Jim Bottomley, Tony Lazzeri, Herb Pennock, Chuck Klein, Rabbit Maranville, Eddie Collins, Heinie Manush, Kiki Cuyler, Mickey Cochrane, Dizzy Dean, Connie Mack, Max Carey, George L. Kelly, Waite Hoyt, Casey Stengel, A. C. ‘Dazzy’ Vance, Bill McKechnie, Lefty Grove, Frank Frisch, Eppa Rixey, Goose Goslin, Bucky Harris, Chick Hafey, Ernie Lombardi, Leo Durocher, Earle Combs, Joe McCarthy, Red Ruffing (signed “Chas. Ruffing), Al Lopez, Rick Ferrell, Luke Appling, Red Faber, Ted Lyons, Jesse Haines, Joe Sewell, Lefty Gomez (signed “Vernon Gomez”), Bill Dickey, Bill Terry, Travis Jackson, Freddie Lindstrom, Carl Hubbell, Joe Cronin, Sam Rice, Burleigh Grimes, Paul Waner, Lloyd Waner, Charlie Gehringer, and Earl Averill. Other notable signers include: Moe Berg (who famously became a spy in WWII), Duffy Lewis, Lefty O’Doul, Rube Walberg, Max Bishop, Fred Fitzsimmons, Sam West, Joe Judge, Pepper Martin, Charlie Grimm, Charlie Root, Riggs Stephenson, Guy Bush, Taylor Douthit, Babe Herman, Mickey Doolan, Cy Perkins, Myril Hoag, Dixie Walker, Frank Crosetti, George Pipgras, Wilcy Moore, Bump Hadley, Sam Gray, Bennie Bengough, Pete Fox, Red Kress, Wes Ferrell, Roger Peckinpaugh, Luke Sewell, Red Rolfe, Dutch Leonard, Daffy Dean, Ira F. Thomas, Dolf Luque, Ethan Allen, Nick Altrock, Pat Malone, Johnny Allen, Eddie ‘Doc’ Farrell, Fred Schulte, Mel Harder, and hundreds of others.
Also signed by over 150 hockey players from the 1933–34 NHL season, including Hall of Famers R. J. ‘Hooley’ Smith, Charlie Gardiner, Babe Siebert, Roy Worters, Sylvio Mantha, Newsy Lalonde, Frank Boucher, Lester Patrick, Happy Day, George Hainsworth, King Clancy, Dit Clapper, Eddie Shore, and Nelson Stewart. A few tennis players also sign, including Bill Tilden and Ellsworth Vines. In overall very good to fine condition, with some overall toning and unusual toned offsetting to signatures on certain pages, and a tear affecting one of the Ott signatures.