Two major offerings of signed b/w HOF plaque postcards reached the auction block in the 2010s. First, in 2014, there was a Philadelphia-area collection headlined by a Ruth Albertype that sold for a then-record $77,675. Next, in 2017, Huggins & Scott had the pleasure of auctioning a complete 50-signature set of b/w HOF plaque postcards, including the elusive and desirable Grover Cleveland Alexander, which set a new standard at $78,870. Now we're proud to ring in this new decade of the 2020s with another significant treasure trove, again replete with rarity, high-grade preservation and gem signatures. ALL are authenticated and encapsulated.
Subject: Al Simmons
Issue: 1956-63 Artvue Type 2
Condition: GD w/heavy reverse mounting wear
Signature Strength: NM-MT 8
Notes: "Pop 1" w/one higher. Less than a half dozen known examples due to the short 3-year window of time between Bucketfoot Al's enshrinement and death. Previous record price for Simmons was $18,600 in 2019! But that signature was smudged, whereas the far superior example presented here is a NM-MT 8. Inducted in 1953 and died in 1956.