Baseball Hall of Fame Autographs: A Reference Guide

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McFarland, Nov 1, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 248 pages
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Winner, SABR Baseball Research Award 
Keurajian offers his significant expertise and passion in a book that will serve the novice autograph seeker and experienced collector alike...helpful, insightful, and abundantly illustrated book. Recommended."--Booklist
"This unique and smartly done work will hold its value for several years...recommended."--ARBA
"Indispensable.... Whether you're a seasoned collector or a novice, a good place to begin is Keurajian's fun and fascinating guide."--Forbes Magazine
"Keurajian writes in a straightforward, clear fashion that won't confuse the novice collector...he includes enough detail and analysis to satisfy veteran autograph seekers. Not only is this book a reference guide, it also is an education. Baseball historians and autograph hounds will find Keurajian's book a compelling read."--The Tampa Tribune
"Provides a detailed look at the hobby of collecting autographs from baseball's greatest players. His cautionary tale serves as the backdrop for one of the most accurately detailed reference pieces the sports collectibles market has ever seen. His ability to clearly communicate the complexities of handwriting analysis makes this an ideal tool for collectors. The book itself is much more then expert commentary. The majority of the book is comprised of detailed signature analysis, complete with exemplars of every baseball player enshrined in Cooperstown. Armed with this educational ammunition, autograph collectors of any experience level will benefit tremendously from this information."--Rob Bertrand, co-host of the sports collectibles radio show, Cardboard Connection Radio

"A reference guide through the shark-infested waters of sports signatures to provide collectors the proper tools to keep them from getting burned"--New York Daily News

   For experts and beginning collectors alike, here is a definitive guide to authentication of Baseball Hall of Fame autographs, one of the most sought-after forms of baseball memorabilia. In addition to discussing the ins and outs of collecting these autographs, and pitfalls to avoid, the book provides an entry on each Hall of Famer analyzing his signing style, the rarity of his autograph, the existence of known forgeries, and the current value of the autograph. Richly illustrated, the studies show examples of signatures from various periods of a Hall of Famer's life, as well as forgeries. Collectors will be able to examine signatures in their collection and determine if they own a forgery. No previous book has approached the level of detail to be found herein.

  

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Contents

Foreword
1
Preface
3
Introduction
5
Part I Building a Collection
11
Part II The Hall of Famers
57
Index
237
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About the author (2012)

Commercial banker and attorney Ron Keurajian has written numerous studies on baseball and vintage golf autographs. He lives in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

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