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by WILLIAMS, Ted (1918-2002)

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The Baseball Hall of Famer (elected 1966) played outfield for the Boston Red Sox (1939-42, 1946-60) and was the last major leaguer to bat over .400. Color PS, 8" X 10", n.p., n.y. Fine. Modern high-quality glossy print of an early pose showing Williams half-length in Red Sox uniform and batting pose -- signed large and bold in blue… Read more
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by SNIDER, Edwin D. "Duke" (1926-2011)

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The Silver Fox" or "The Duke of Flatbush" was a Hall of Famer (elected 1980) who played center field, debuting with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-62) and also playing for the New York Mets (1963) and San Francisco Giants (1964). Signed Baseball, a Rawlings "Official Ball National League" signed large and bold by Snider in blue ballpoint on the sweet… Read more
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Signature and Credentials

by CLOTWORTHY, Bob (1931-2018)

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This American diver won bronze in springboard at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki and gold at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne; among many other titles he won two medals at the 1955 Pan American Games; in 1980 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Handsome bold signature and credentials ("Olympic Champion / Springboard Diving… Read more
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by GALBRAITH, William Jackson (1906-94)

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This rear admiral in the U.S. Navy was a gymnast who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, winning a silver medal in rope climbing. Bold signature in black ballpoint on a heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p., dated by him 28 July 1985 at upper right. Fine. With original envelope.
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by FULLMER, Gene (1931-2015)

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The "Mormon Mauler" was an American boxer who won 55 of his 64 professional bouts, 24 by knockouts; he defeated Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 to win the world middleweight championship, a title he held off and on until 1962. Bold signature in blue ballpoint on a heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p., dated by him 23 March… Read more
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Signature and Inscription

by ASHENFELTER, Horace (1923-2018)

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This American track and field athlete -- an F.B.I. agent by professsion -- won the steeplechase at the 1952 Olympics and many other national amateur and college titles in the late 1940s and '50s; in 1975 he was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. "Best Wishes Richard" and large bold signature in black ballpoint, heavy… Read more
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by COOPER, Henry (1934-2011)

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The only pugilist to have been awarded a knighthood was this British heavyweight boxer lost bouts to Muhammad Ali in 1963 and 1966; he boxed in the 1952 Summer Olympics at Helsinki, held the European heavyweight title for three years and the British and Commonwealth heavyweight title for twelve years. Bold signature in black fineline, heavy stock 5" X… Read more
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by SIMMONS, Floyd (1923-2008)

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This American athlete won bronze in the decathlon in the 1948 Summer Olympics in London and earned the same medal in the same event four years later in Helsinki; a film and television career ensued and he appears in "South Pacific" (1958). ANS (initials), 8½" X 11", Charlotte, NC, n.d. [postal cancellation 1 July 1983). Addressed to Richard C.… Read more
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by STRIMPLE, Shirley (1929-90)

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The wife of pro wrestler Roy McClarity (1918-98) was nicknamed "The Wrestling Housewife" and appeared in hundreds of matches in the 1950s and '60s, often paired with Rose Roman. Highly unusual matte-finish IPS, heavy stock 16" X 20", Chicago, IL, 7 November 1959. Near fine. Handsome oversize print created by a hardcore wrestling admirer, though it bears no photographer's… Read more
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by ROMAN, Rose (1917?-2006?)

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This famed Iowa-born female wrestler debuted in 1950 and headlined in countless matches throughout the 1950s, often pairing with Shirley "The Wrestling Housewife" Strimple; Roman was a pioneer, successfully suing the Illinois Athletic Commission in 1955 for the right to work in pro wrestling in that state. Very scarce matte-finish IPS, 14" X 19" (tipped to heavy stock 16"… Read more
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by LOUIS, Joe (1914-81)

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This African-American boxer, nicknamed "The Brown Bomber," was world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949; his celebrated defeat of German champion Max Schmeling was a great blow to the Nazi belief in Aryan superiority and is considered one of the greatest sport events of the 20th century. PS (newsprint), 8" X 5 3/4", n.p., n.y. Near fine. Faintest of… Read more
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by WILLSON, Joseph P. "Joe" (1902-98)

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Instead of playing football to get into the NFL, this college football star played football and got into the NFL in order to pay for law school! Playing tackle and captain of the varsity team at University of Pennsylvania, he faced off with "Galloping Ghost" Red Grange of University of Illinois in the 1925 Rose Bowl; two years pro… Read more
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by PURPUR, Cliff "Fido" (1914-2001)

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This U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer (inducted 1974) played National Hockey League right wing for the St. Louis Eagles, Chicago Black Hawks and Detroit Red Wings from 1934 to 1945 as well as in the American Hockey League minors for the St. Louis Flyers and elsewhere, finally coaching for the University of North Dakota "Fighting Sioux" team from 1949… Read more
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by LITTLE, Lou (1893-1979)

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Columbia University's legendary long-time head football coach (1930-56) played tackle with the Massillon Tigers and Buffalo All-Americans; in 1960 he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. PS, 7½" X 10 3/4", n.p., n.y. Very good. Minor damage at upper right of top edge, faintly impacting the "h" in "wishes. Page from a 1952 Columbia University football… Read more
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by JOHNSON, Bob "Rocky" (1936-2019)

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This utility infielder and pinch hitter debuted with the Kansas City Athletics in 1960, and also played for the Washington Senators (1961-62), Baltimore Orioles (1963-67 -- 1966 World Series champions), New York Mets (1967), Cincinnati Reds (1968), Atlanta Braves (1968), St. Louis Cardinals (1969) and Oakland Athletics (1969-70). IPS, 8" X 10", n.p., n.y. Fine. Mat-finish printed head-and-shoulders of… Read more
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by KINER, Ralph (1922-2014)

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This outfielder debuted with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1946-53) and also played for the Chicago Cubs (1953-54) and Cleveland Indians (1955) before starting a successful career as sports broadcaster, first with the Chicago White Sox and elsewhere until 2013. TQS, heavy stock 6" X 4" card, n.p., n.y. Fine. Card prepared by an admirer and boldly signed by Kiner at… Read more
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by SMITH, Dean E.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 36-year head basketball coach himself played for the University of Kansas's 1952 national championship team; under his leadership the Tar Heels won 879 games, two NCAA championships and numerous other distinctions; he was elected to both the Basketball Hall of Fame (1983) and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame (2006).… Read more
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by FRANCK, George "Sonny" (1918-2011)

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This College Football Hall of Famer (inducted 2002) played halfback for University of Minnesota (1938-40) and helped that team earn the 1940 national championship; he debuted with the New York Giants in 1941, paused to join the U.S. Marine Corps and become a fighter pilot on the U.S.S. Hornet, then resumed with the Giants from 1945 to 1947. Bold,… Read more
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by WYNN, Early "Gus" (1920-99)

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This noted pitcher is considered one of the 100 greatest players of all time; he debuted with the Washington Senators (1939, 1941-44, 1946-48) and also played for the Cleveland Indians (1949-57) and Chicago White Sox (1958-62); in 1972 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Large, bold signature in red fineline on a heavy stock 5"… Read more
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by FOSS, Joe (1915-2003)

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This U.S. Marine Corps fighter ace is credited with 26 aerial victories, and his actions during the Guadalcanal Campaign earned him the Medal of Honor; postwar, he was elected Republican governor of South Dakota (1955-59), that state's youngest ever, and in 1959 he was named first commissioner of the American Football League, serving until 1966; he then pursued a… Read more
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