NY Baseball Writers' dinner menus, signed by the likes of Lou Gehrig, Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb, Roberto Clemente, and other legends of the diamond
Extraordinary collection of eight menus for annual dinners of the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, dating from 1934 to to 1966, signed by more than 100 baseball players and other guests (including other athletes, league executives, broadcasters, and politicians), with highlights including Hall of Famers Lou Gehrig, Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb, Roberto Clemente, Carl Hubbell, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Casey Stengel, Hank Greenberg, Joe Cronin, Walt Alston, Branch Rickey, Brooks Robinson, Whitey Ford, Bucky Harris, Bill Veeck, and more. In overall very good to fine condition.
Menus and signers include:
February 4, 1934: Lou Gehrig (the "G" in his last name has been traced over in an unknown hand), Walter Johnson, Carl Hubbell, John Heydler, Dixie Walker, Bob Shawkey, William Harridge, Walter C. Kelly, W. G. Bramham, Fiorello LaGuardia, and Ben Chapman.
February 3, 1957: Yogi Berra, Billy Martin, Whitey Ford, Bucky Harris, Jerry Coleman, Tom Henrich, Bill Rigney, Mel Allen, Sal Maglie, Clem Labine, Birdie Tebbetts, Del Ennis, Joe Collins, Joe Haynes, Johnny Podres, Joe Lapchick, Sid Gordon, Frank McCormick, and Jim Lee Howell.
February 3, 1957: Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Hank Greenberg, Wal Alston, Ford Frick, Casey Stengel, and Joe Cronin.
February 1, 1959: Willie Mays, Casey Stengel, Phil Rizzuto, Will Harridge, Bill Veeck, Elston Howard, Hank Bauer, Ralph Houk, Ed Lopat, Joe Collins, Bobby Thomson, Mickey Vernon, Bob Turley, Fred Haney, Hank Aguirre, Bill 'Moose' Skowron, and Vito Valentinelli.
January 1, 1960: Ty Cobb, Nelson Fox (2), Branch Rickey, Al Lopez, Walt Alston, Joe Cronin, Warren Giles, Ford Frick, Hank Bauer, Joe Collins, Jerry Coleman, Charlie Conerly, Kyle Rote, Robert F. Wagner, Jr., and Nelson Rockefeller.
January 27, 1963: Yogi Berra, Brooks Robinson, White Ford, Elston Howard, Jim Bouton, Clete Boyer, Bob Johnson, Ralph Terry, Bob Purkey, Jim Bunning, Bill 'Moose' Skowron, and Al Helfer.
January 31, 1965: Gil Hodges, Gene Stephens, Mel Allen, Jerry Coleman, Dal Maxvill, Larry Jackson, Bob Aspromonte, and Ken Aspromonte.
January 30, 1966: Roberto Clemente, Yogi Berra, Elston Howard, Jim Bunning, Wally Moon, Jim Grant, Jim O'Toole, Vern Law, Sammy Ellis, and Bob Friend. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.