SIGNED BY FORTY HALL OF FAME BASEBALL PLAYERS
(BASEBALL). The Baseball Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary. New York: Prentice Hall, (1988). Quarto, original brown cloth, original dust jacket. $7500.
First edition of this generously illustrated collection of essays celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame, signed on the half title and title pages by 40 Hall of Famers, including Hank Aaron, Whitey Ford, Johnny Bench, Willie Stargell, Bob Feller, Yogi Berra, Brooks Robinson, Stan Musial, Duke Snider and Willie Mays.
With essays by Roy Blount, Jr., Thomas Boswell, Robert Creamer, Ron Fimrite, Roger Kahn, Ed Linn, Robert Lipsyte, Shirley Povich and George Vecsey. This extraordinary copy has been signed by 40 Hall of Famers: Hank Aaron, Earl Weaver, Billy Herman, Whitey Ford, Bob Gibson, Early Wynn, Al Kaline, Harmon Killebrew, Luke Appling, Johnny Bench, Bob Lemon, Lou Boudreau, Willie Stargell, Lou Brock, Enos Slaughter, Frank Robinson, Gaylord Perry, Johnny Mize, Bob Feller, George Kell, Ralph Kiner, Red Schoendienst, Larry Doby, Warren Spahn, Catfish Hunter, Hal Newhouser, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Brooks Robinson, Stan Musial, Duke Snider, Bobby Doerr, Juan Marichal, Eddie Mathews, Robin Roberts, Rollie Fingers, Fergie Jenkins and Willie Mays.