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    "BASEBALL ENCYCLOPEDIA" AUTOGRAPHED 1951 AND 1956 VOLUMES. One of our more interesting catalog entries is presented here in these two annuals. In both, the inside front and back covers are teeming with contemporary 316 autographs. Both of these "Baseball Encyclopedia" have been mildly restored to strengthen the spines; the ‘51 has moderate corner wear on the covers and grades about EX, while the ‘56 is EX-EX/MT. As we should expect, all of the pages are undamaged. All of these autographs are scribed conscientiously in ball point, and grade "9-10", the only exception being a very few that are lightly water damaged in the 1951 edition (but even these are fully legible). The ‘51 is signed primarily by Indians and Tigers. There are 115 signatures penned in this one including Wynn, Ruffing, Lemon, Doby, Feller, Greenberg, Fred Hutchinson, and on a separate page, Lou Boudreau. Al Kaline also appears in the 1951, indicating that a few of these may have been entered later. The 1956 edition has 67 signatures which are mostly Baltimore Orioles. Among these celebrities are Newhouser, Kell, Billy Herman, Dizzy Dean and on an internal page, Ford Frick.(# This item may require additional shipping charges).

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    December, 2003
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