The life and times of (14) great athletes are detailed in this collection of multi-sport autographed books. Unless noted, each hardcover biography is signed on the title page in blue or black ink with the endorsements grading in the ("8-9") range or better. Included are Baseball: with All My Octobers by Mantle, Kings of the Hill by Ryan, The October Twelve by Rizzuto, Once a Bum, Always a Dodger by Drysdale, Palmer and Weaver: Together we were Eleven Foot Nine by Palmer, Stranger to the Game by Gibson; Football: Fatso by Artie Donovan and Basketball/Political: Time Present, Time Past by Bradley. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentications. For a more descriptive list of items, please visit our website.
Aint the Beer Cold by Chuck Thompson (d.2005, 8, HOF 93 inscription with salutation, also signed by co-author, 1996 Diamond Communications, 181 pg.), All My Octobers by Mickey Mantle (d.1995, 10 with salutation, 1994 HarperCollins, 224 pg.), Just Call Me Minnie by Minnie Minoso (9, signed on cover page, with dated salutation and uniform number, 1994 Sagamore Publishing, 205 pg.), Kings of the Hill by Nolan Ryan (9, 1992 HarperCollins, 243 pg.) The October Twelve by Phil Rizzuto (d.2007, 9, 1994 Tom Doherty Associates, 223 pg.), Once a Bum, Always a Dodger by Don Drysdale (d.1993, 10, 1990 St. Martins Press, 278 pg.), Palmer and Weaver: Together we were Eleven Foot Nine by Jim Palmer (Palmer 10, Weaver 9, 1996 Andrews and McMeel, 169 pg.), Rex Barneys Thank Youuuu (d.1997, 9, additional Barney signed advertising card, also signed by co-author, 1993 Tidewater Publishers, 264 pg.), Stranger to the Game by Bob Gibson (10, 1994 Viking Penguin, 286 pg.), Strike Zone by Jim Bouton (10, signed on cover page, 1994 Viking Penguin, 253 pg.); Football: Fatso by Artie Donovan (8, signed on cover page with salutation, 1987 Morrow & Company, 228 pg.), Keep Off My Turf by Mike Curtis (9, signed on cover page with salutation, 1972 Lippincott Company, 179 pg.), My Story (and Im Sticking to It) by Alex Hawkins (10, with salutation, 1989 Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 264 pg.) and Basketball/Political: Time Present, Time Past by Bill Bradley (9, with salutation, 1996 Knopf, 442 pg.).