The 1970s saw some sweeping changes in Major League Baseball. Following the 1969 expansion, baseball ushered in the playoffs, free agency, designated hitters and another round of expansion in 1977, while facial hair was sprouting everywhere. Head back to the "Me Decade", with this 1974-1980 "The Sporting News" autographed baseball covers lot of (55). These nicely preserved front pages report in generally excellent condition and are graced with high quality signatures ranging ("8" to "10") in strength. Auction LOA from JSA.
Highlights are (4) HOFers with: 6/29/74 Rod Carew, 10/11/75 Sparky Anderson, 6/5/76 George Brett, 4/19/80 Nolan Ryan
An extremely rare Lyman Bostock signed April 15, 1978 (deceased Sept. 23, 1978) cover is also a notable highlight.
Additional highlights are (8) major stars with: 5/8/76 Dave Kingman, 7/31/76 Al Oliver, 8/14/76 Mark Fidrych, 6/11/77 Dave Parker, 5/20/78 Pete Rose, 6/17/78 Ron Guidry, 10/21/78 Steve Garvey, 6/16/79 Fred Lynn
The balance of (43) includes a solid line-up of stars, such as Dave Concepcion, Greg Luzinski, Don Baylor, Rico Carty, John Montefusco, Randy Davis and Jeff Burroughs.