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The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs showcases the most desirable signatures in the history of our National Pastime while detailing the story behind the professional and personal lives of the men who signed their names on the sweet spot.You will find a complete overview of each featured player, including individual autograph analysis along with the story of the man behind the autograph.PSA/DNA experts educate the reader in the specific characteristics of each of these special signatures and what to look for when hunting for the real deal. How many Mickey Mantle autographs were actually signed by clubhouse attendants? Why are there so few Joe Jackson signatures? Did Ted Williams water down the value of his own autograph by listening to his son? Selected by highly regarded autograph experts using criteria including rarity, historical importance, and popularity, The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs features the most sought-after signatures in the hobby.These are the autographs any collector would love to have. The book starts out with the absolute pinnacle of this grouping, "The Most Wanted List," showcasing the twenty most desirable autographs in the hobby.The players selected for this book represent a cross section of baseball history, from the very early years to the present. You will meet the men who developed the rules of the game, the field generals who implemented the rules and devised the strategies, as well as the players who blazed the trail for future generations.These players quickly became larger-than-life stars, and fans sought autographs both in-person and through mail requests. As their star power grew, many players'signing habits and signature styles evolved. This information, coupled with the story narratives of the players, makes for a fascinating and fun read.The pages of this book are filled with original autograph images on a variety of mediums, along with corresponding player images, giving you a visual look at the players who signed each desirable autograph. In some cases, the player images appear on a period photo or baseball card, but in many cases the player images are original works by renowned sports artist Arthur K.Miller.From Ruth to Jeter and all of the greats in between,there is something here for everyone. Enjoy your journey through The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs,and keep searching.
Author Ellen Zappala, Joe Orlando, John Molori, Tom Zappala
Number Of Pages 224 pages
Publication Date 2016-07-01
Publisher Randall Publisher, Peter E.
Copyright Date 2016
Height 1 In.
Width 9.5 In.
Length 11.5 In.