2017 IBPA Ben Franklin Gold Medal Award Winner! “AS A BASEBALL HISTORY BUFF, I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK. THE ZAPPALAS OFFER INTRIGUING INSIGHT INTO THE LIVES AND CAREERS OF EACH PLAYER ON THIS RAREFIED LIST. WITH THE INCLUSION OF PLAYERS LIKE HONUS WAGNER, TED WILLIAMS AND DEREK JETER, THIS FUN BUT INFORMATIVE READ BRINGS US FROM THE BEGINNING OF OUR NATIONAL PASTIME TO THE PRESENT DAY. BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH HISTORICAL IMAGES AND ORIGINAL ART, THIS BOOK IS A KEEPER. WELL DONE.” – CHRIS BERMAN, SPORTSCASTER & ANCHOR, ESPN, ABC SPORTS.
This beautiful coffee table book is the third volume in the set of award-winning publications authored by the Zappalas including, The T206 Collection: The Players & Their Stories and The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball’s Prized Players. The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs showcases the most desirable signatures in the history of our National Pastime and details the story of the professional and personal lives of the men who signed their names on the sweet spot. The book begins with the absolute pinnacle of this grouping, “The Most Wanted List,” showcasing the twenty most desirable autographs in the hobby. From Ruth to Jeter and all of the greats in between, the players included in the book represent a cross section of baseball history.
The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs offers 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. The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs is illustrated with original autograph images on a variety of mediums along with corresponding player images to give a visual look at the player who signed that very desirable autograph.
Condition: Unused Copy in NRMT condition, dust cover in EX- minor wear no rips, tears or stains.