Summer, 2013 Auction
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For the past several auctions, we have featured signed magazines, yearbooks and programs from the estate of a former employee of Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego.  In addition to being a dedicated through-the-mail autograph collector, he maintained a collection of periodicals and books that he had personally signed at Stadium events, as well as at other sporting events he attended.  Our consignor has partnered with us to deliver several extraordinary signed pieces in each of our auctions, and this sale is no exception.

Presented here is one of the most remarkable pieces in the entire collection: a hardcover copy of Donald Honig's book The National League: An Illustrated History.  One of dozens of baseball books written by Honig, this one details the history of the National League with a healthy dose of large, clear photographs - the kind our collector loved to have signed by their subjects.

This book has been signed by an astounding 88 players over the years, from the obscure to the Hall of Famers.  Each player has signed in the book near or on his photo, resulting in an heirloom-quality piece that can be continuously expanded upon by dedicated collectors, or left as-is as an historical artifact.

The book itself is in strong condition, its dust jacket intact and its cover and spine exhibiting moderate wear but in strong condition.  The inside front cover has a slight paper pull from where an address label was removed, to protect the identity of the collector and his family.  The signatures contained herein are as follows: Billy Herman (HOF), Johnny Mize (HOF), Johnny Vander Meer, Max West, Bobby Bragan, Dolph Camilli, Stan Musial (HOF), Enos Slaughter (HOF), Mickey Owen, Frenchy Bordagaray, Andy Pafko, Red Schoendienst (HOF), Ralph Kiner (HOF), Duke Snider (HOF), Del Crandall, Robin Roberts (HOF), Richie Ashburn (HOF), Bobby Thompson, Monte Irvin (HOF), Whitey Lockman, Bobby Thompson, Joe Black, Ralph Branca, Billy Loes, Clem Labine, Hoyt Wilhelm (HOF), Al Dark, Dee Fondy, Hank Sauer, Eddie Mathews (HOF), Johnny Logan, Stu Miller, Joe Adcock, Lew Burdette, Bob Buhl, Johnny Podres, Jim Davenport, Orlando Cepeda (HOF), Wally Moon, Bill Mazeroski (HOF), Felipe Alou, Juan Marichal (HOF), Willie McCovey (HOF), Maury Wills, Tommy Davis, Don Drysdale (HOF), Warren Spahn (HOF), Ron Perranoski, Joe Torre, Curt Flood, Bob Veale, Claude Osteen, Jim Ray Hart, Jimmy Wynn, Larry Dierker, Richie Allen, Lou Brock (HOF), Fergie Jenkins (HOF), Billy Williams (HOF), Bobby Bonds, Tommy Agee, Bob Watson, Nate Colbert, Darrell Evans, Cesar Cedeno, Phil Niekro (HOF), George Foster, Willie Stargell (HOF), Bill Buckner, Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Ron Cey, Steve Yeager, Bill Russell, Burt Hooten, Reggie Smith, Dusty Baker, Bill Madlock, J.R. Richard, Manny Mota, Bert Blyleven (HOF), Gary Carter (HOF), Rollie Fingers (HOF), Dave Kingman, Steve Rogers, Gary Templeton, Joe Niekro, and Fernando Valenzuela.

An absolutely outstanding document of the great players of the National League, undoubtedly an heirloom-quality piece to be handed down across generations.
 
*Note that we are offering Honig's companion piece, "The American League" as autographed by 53 players, as a separate lot in this auction. 
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Unbelievable signed copy of Honig's "The National League" with 88 signatures!
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Minimum Bid: $200
Final prices include buyers premium.: $354
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Sunday, August 25, 2013.
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