"Redbird" rooters whistle a merry tune for this autograph collection featuring players, managers and coaches who were with the St. Louis Cardinals between 1951-1960. This comprehensive package is an amazing assembly of signed 8x10 photos/magazine pictures making up the great majority and a lesser number of signature cuts with accompanying 8x10 photos/magazine pictures filling out the ranks. Signature quality flies high with a range of (90% "8" to "10", 10% "6" to "7") and the materials take the field in generally excellent to like-new condition. The parameters for inclusion in this 1950s Cardinals archive, set by the meticulous consigning collector are: more than two dozen appearances in a single season for position players; and a combined win-loss total of five decisions in a single season for pitchers. Auction LOA from JSA unless noted.
Highlights are HOFers and tough signers: (2) Stan Musial (d.2013), Bob Gibson, Hoyt Wilhelm (d.2002), "Red" Schoendienst (d.2018), Enos Slaughter (d.2002), Fred Hutchinson (d.1964), "Buzzy" Wares (d.1964, JSA basic cert/sticker), Ken Boyer (d.1982), Jim Konstanty (d.1976) and Curt Flood (d.1997).
Additional highlights are star players: Marty Marion (d.2011), Sal Maglie (d.1992), Vic Raschi (d.1988), Bill White, Al Dark (d.2014), "Peanuts" Lowrey (d.1986), Wally Moon (d.2018), Del Ennis (d.1996), Joe Garagiola (d.2016), Walker Cooper (d.1991), Tim McCarver, Eddie Stanky (d.1999), Hank Sauer (d.2001), Harvey Haddix (d.1994) and "Vinegar Bend" Mizell (d.1999).
Also present are: (130+) autographs by Cardinals of the defined period; and (2) unsigned team photos.
See scans below for a 5-page complete list of signers.