Classic October 2005
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Offered here is a stellar grouping of Ben Hogan autographed memorabilia. Included is a signed 1951 lobby card for the film, Follow the Sun, along with two autographed 1955 and 1957 issues of Sports Illustrated. Includes: 1) Autographed Lobby Card - The story of the resilient Ben Hogan was told in the appropriately titled 1951 film, Follow the Sun. This 14" x 11" lobby card has been autographed by the great Ben Hogan in black fountain pen ("10"). The golfing legend's cursive hand has been carefully inscribed, and projects wonderfully against the splendid piece. The lobby card demonstrates remarkable preservation, with a nearly unnoticeable and extremely tiny fold at the upper right corner; minimally NM. 2) Autographed Sports Illustrated Magazines (2) - These April 4, 1955 and March 11, 1957 issues of Sports Illustrated have been autographed by Ben Hogan on each of their covers in black marker ("8" and "10" respectively). The 1955 magazine displays the image of the links great teeing off at Augusta National, and the 1957 example exhibits an artistic rendering of Hogan; each magazine has been matted to 7-7/8" x 9-7/8" dimensions within its respective 13-1/2" x 15-1/2" or 13" x 15" frame. Both periodicals show unobtrusive surface faults and project at the EX/MT plateau. Simply, a splendid offering of Ben Hogan signed keepsakes. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA and LOA from James Spence Authentication.
Ben Hogan Signed 1950's Sports Illustrated Magazines (2) plus 1951 "Follow the Sun" Lobby Card
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