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Back Lot Number: 190  
     
     
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Description: Very fine June 12, 1939 Baseball Hall of Fame Inauguration autographed postal commemorative cover. Original postal cover as issued in commemoration of the June 12, 1939 Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies held at the inaugural opening of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Large format cover measuring 4 1/4" x 9 1/2" featuring decorative image of Doubleday Field at left end and has been postmarked June 12, 1939 at Cooperstown, NY. The cover has been signed by an amazing grouping of (23) ceremonial participants to include Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, Cy Young, Walter Johnson, G.C. Alexander, Eddie Collins, George Sisler, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Connie Mack, Kennesaw M. Landis, Clark Griffith, Bill Terry, Ford Frick, Warren Giles, W.B. McKechnie, and U.S. Postmaster General James Farley. Black fountain pen signatures remain in very fine original condition ranging from 8-10 out of 10. The Hall of Fame inaugural ceremonies remain one of the more notable and significant events in baseball history with an assemblage of Hall of Fame players which may well be the finest in the history of the game. Cover has been neatly separated for display as it was signed on both front and back due to signature quantity. The cover itself has a few expected fold lines likely from original mailing with some very minor edged flakes and chips. Archivally matted and framed for display with an 8"x10" image taken at the 1939 Hall of Fame ceremonies. Superb rarity ranking as one fo the finer baseball autographed pieces of its type that we have offered. Includes auction LOA from JSA:
Estimated Price Range: ($10,000-$20,000)
Current EST:  12/18/17 9:36:38 AM
 
  Sold for Price: $15,000.00  
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