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New Inventory And Kevin Keatings Collecting Tips

This week we have some really great items on our advance preview list and even more new acquisitions are listed on our website We’re certain that are featureditems listed will go quickly. Be sure to contact us at 800-241-4809 or to reserve your finds early before they are gone. Highlighted items this week include:

Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies New Era cap boldly signed on the brim w/`HOF 95`–$95

1978 Cincinnati Reds Team-Signed (Unofficial/Wilson) off-white baseball exhibiting subtle and uniform toning. Fine looking example with sixteen period green-blue ink signatures (average grade 7+/8-) include all the keys from this popular team Bench, Rose, Seaver, Morgan, Anderson (SS), Foster, Concepcion, Griffey, Driessen, Geranimo, Borbon, Tomlin, Auerbach, Lum, Dave Collins and Junior Kennedy!–$495

Manny Jiminez (1969 Cub!) 3×5–$50

Jimmie Foxx 1940 Play Ball card #133 boldly signed!–$1995

Kevin’s Weekly Collecting Tips & FAQ

Question -Â Collecting popular teams:Â

what teams are the most widely collected and how difficult is it to assemble the signatures of these team members?
Many collectors try to assemble autographs of entire teams or at least the prominent players and/or starting line-ups of a specific team. The most widely collected teams through the 1970’s, not necessarily in this order, include:
1919 White/`Black` Sox (fixed world series outcome)
1919 Reds (world champion benefactors of fixed world series)

1923 Yankees (first Yankees’ world championship team)

1927 Yankees (`Murderer’s Row` world champions)

1929-1931 Athletics (World champions 1929-30 and
AL champions 1931)

1934 Cardinals (`Gashouse Gang` world champions)

1954 Orioles (inaugural franchise team)

1955 Dodgers (only Brooklyn franchise world championship)

1960 Pirates (world champions who defeated the mighty Yankees despite being outscored in the world series, 55-27)

1961 Yankees(world champions)

1962 Mets (inaugural franchise team beloved for their record-setting incompetence of 120 losses against just 40 wins)

1969 `Miracle` Mets (first franchise world championship)

1969 Cubs (beloved for their unattained greatness and late-season collapse)

1969 Pilots (only one-year MLB franchise in the 20th century)

1975 Reds (world champions nicknamed `The Big Red Machine`)
In the coming weeks we will analyze the difficulty of accumulating the individual member signatures on flat items of some of these teams, beginning with what we believe to be the most widely collected team, the 1927 Yankees.Â
We welcome your comments or questions as well to post in future newsletters.Â
Thank you for choosing Quality Autographs as one of your premier sources for building your sports autograph collection and we look forward to hearing from you soon!


Kevin Keating
Quality AutographsÂ

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