Milwaukee Braves backers going on a bidding warpath for this vintage assortment of cards and ephemera highlighted by a 1957 Spic and Span near set (15/20) with Aaron, Mathews and Spahn average (VG to VG-EX) with deference to pinholes on the corners which do not affect the images. Complete list on our website.
This lot comes from the personal collection of Dick Luther, a venerable Wisconsin basketball coach who has associated with and befriended countless athletes over the years. One of four Luther lots in our current auction, these vintage original materials are being offered for the first time as the coach is liquidating his lifetime collection. Please see the Other Sports-Auto Racing and Basketball-Autographs categories for the other three lots.
The complete list of included items is as follows:
1957 Spic and Span near set (15/20) average (VG-EX) with: Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock, Billy Bruton, Bob Buhl, Wes Covington, Del Crandall, Ray Crone, Fred Haney, Felix Mantilla, Eddie Mathews, Andy Pafko, “Red” Schoendienst, Warren Spahn, Bobby Thomson and Bob Throwridge
1954 Dual-signed GPC (GD-VG) with Eddie Mathews (“4-5”) and Bobby Thomson (“5-6”) with a personal note to the consignor that appears to be in Mathews hand, no authentication due to time/costs
1953 Single-signed postcard (GD) with Ebba St. Claire (“7-8”), no authentication due to time/costs
1955 Braves yearbook (VG)
1963 Warren Spahn “Spahnnie Night” giveaway poster with photos, bio and stats, presents EX details with deference to compacting folds
Late-1950s Johnny Logan real estate endorsement card (GD)