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Buster Crabbe Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

BUSTER CRABBE
Born: February 7, 1908 in Oakland, California
Died: April 23, 1983 in Scottsdale, Arizona
Biography | show moreshow less
Buster Crabbe (1908-1983), who won the Gold Medal in the 400-meter swim at the 1932 Olympic games, went on to star in over 100 adventure films, many set in outer space (most as Flash Gordon), and the Wild West (as Billy "the Kid" Carson). In 1933, Crabbe also starred as Tarzan in the Principal Pictures 16-part serial film. Ironically, in winning his Olympic medal, Crabbe had broken the record set by MGM's rival Tarzan, Johnny Weissmuller.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1953-The-Milton-Berle-Show (in person), 1938-Mars-Attacks-the-World (Other), 1996-Tarzan-at-the-Movies,-Part-2:-The-Many-Faces-of-Tarzan (Other), 1986-Bad-Girls-in-the-Movies (Other), 1976-Meanwhile,-Back-at-the-Ranch (Other), 1966-Purple-Death-from-Outer-Space (Other), 1953-Planet-Outlaws (Other), 1943-Isle-of-Forgotten-Sins (Other), 1959-The-Further-Adventures-of-Ellery-Queen (Performer), 1958-Badman's-Country (Performer), 1958-Adventures-of-the-Sea-Hawk (Performer), 1956-Gun-Brothers (Performer), 1955-Ponds-Theater (Performer), 1950-Captive-Girl (Performer), 1946-Swamp-Fire (Performer), 1946-Overland-Riders (Performer), 1945-Border-Badmen (Performer), 1945-Stagecoach-Outlaws (Performer), 1945-Shadows-of-Death (Performer), 1945-His-Brother's-Ghost (Performer), 1944-Wild-Horse-Phantom (Performer), 1944-The-Contender (Performer), 1944-Thundering-Gun-Slingers (Performer), 1943-Devil-Riders (Performer), 1943-Cattle-Stampede (Performer), 1943-Western-Cyclone (Performer), 1938-Illegal-Traffic (Performer), 1937-Daughter-of-Shanghai (Performer), 1937-Thrill-of-a-Lifetime (Performer), 1937-King-of-Gamblers (Performer), 1936-Lady-Be-Careful (Performer), 1936-The-Arizona-Raiders (Performer), 1936/I-Flash-Gordon (Performer), 1936-Drift-Fence (Performer), 1935-Hold-'Em-Yale (Performer), 1934-Badge-of-Honor (Performer), 1933-The-Sweetheart-of-Sigma-Chi (Performer), 1933-Tarzan-the-Fearless (Performer), 1933-The-Thundering-Herd (Performer), 1932-Island-of-Lost-Souls (Performer), 1980-The-1980-Sci-Fi-Awards (in person), 1978-Science-Fiction-Film-Awards (in person), 1933-Hollywood-on-Parade-No.-B-5 (in person), 1982-The-Comeback-Trail (Performer), 1965-Arizona-Raiders (Performer), 1955-Star-Tonight (Performer), 1955-Kraft-Theatre (Performer), 1946-Outlaws-of-the-Plains (Performer), 1945-Rustlers'-Hideout (Performer), 1944-Oath-of-Vengeance (Performer), 1944-Fuzzy-Settles-Down (Performer), 1944-The-Drifter (Performer), 1944-Frontier-Outlaws (Performer), 1943-The-Kid-Rides-Again (Performer), 1942-Sheriff-of-Sage-Valley (Performer), 1942-Billy-the-Kid-Trapped (Performer), 1941-Billy-the-Kid-Wanted (Performer), 1940-Sailor's-Lady (Performer), 1939-Unmarried (Performer), 1938-Flash-Gordon's-Trip-to-Mars (Performer), 1935-Nevada (Performer), 1934-The-Oil-Raider (Performer), 1934-You're-Telling-Me! (Performer), 1933-To-the-Last-Man (Performer), 1980-Hour-Magazine (in person), 1940-Medicus-Film-of-New-York-World's-Fair (in person), 1935-Starlit-Days-at-the-Lido (in person), 1935-Hollywood-Hobbies (in person), 1934-Hollywood-on-Parade-No.-B-7 (in person), 1933-Hollywood-on-Parade-No.-A-9 (in person), 1932-Hollywood-on-Parade (in person), 1966-Spaceship-to-the-Unknown (Other), 1977-Buck-Rogers (Other), 1966-Deadly-Ray-from-Mars (Other), 1956-The-Gabby-Hayes-Show (Other), 1964-Tarzan-the-Fearless (Other), 1936-Rose-Bowl (Performer), 1932-The-Most-Dangerous-Game (Performer), 1931-Maker-of-Men (Performer), 1930-Good-News (Performer), 1972-The-David-Frost-Show (in person), 1971-Mantrap (in person), 1931-Movie-Town (in person), 1981-B.J.-and-the-Bear (Performer), 1979-Buck-Rogers-in-the-25th-Century (Performer), 1979-Swim-Team (Performer), 1953-1960-The-Red-Skelton-Hour (Performer), 1960-Gunfighters-of-Abilene (Performer), 1953-The-Gulf-Playhouse (Performer), 1952-The-Philco-Goodyear-Television-Playhouse (Performer), 1948-Caged-Fury (Performer), 1947-Last-of-the-Redmen (Performer), 1946-Ghost-of-Hidden-Valley (Performer), 1946-Gentlemen-with-Guns (Performer), 1945-Fighting-Bill-Carson (Performer), 1945-Gangster's-Den (Performer), 1945-Lightning-Raiders (Performer), 1944-Valley-of-Vengeance (Performer), 1944-Nabonga (Performer), 1943-Blazing-Frontier (Performer), 1942-Wildcat (Performer), 1942-Law-and-Order (Performer), 1942-Jungle-Siren (Performer), 1942-Billy-the-Kid's-Smoking-Guns (Performer), 1941-Jungle-Man (Performer), 1939-Colorado-Sunset (Performer), 1939-Buck-Rogers (Performer), 1938-Red-Barry (Performer), 1938-Hunted-Men (Performer), 1938-Tip-Off-Girls (Performer), 1937-Murder-Goes-to-College (Performer), 1936/II-Flash-Gordon (Other), 1966-Peril-from-the-Planet-Mongo (Other), 1946-Terrors-on-Horseback (Performer), 1945-Prairie-Rustlers (Performer), 1943-The-Renegade (Performer), 1943-Fugitive-of-the-Plains (Performer), 1942-Queen-of-Broadway (Performer), 1942-The-Mysterious-Rider (Performer), 1941-Billy-the-Kid's-Round-up (Performer), 1940-Flash-Gordon-Conquers-the-Universe (Performer), 1939-Call-a-Messenger (Performer), 1939-Million-Dollar-Legs (Performer), 1937-Sophie-Lang-Goes-West (Performer), 1937-Forlorn-River (Performer), 1936-Arizona-Mahoney (Performer), 1936-Desert-Gold (Performer), 1935-Wanderer-of-the-Wasteland (Performer), 1934-She-Had-to-Choose (Performer), 1934-We're-Rich-Again (Performer), 1934-Search-for-Beauty (Performer), 1933-Man-of-the-Forest (Performer), 1933-King-of-the-Jungle (Performer), 1932-That's-My-Boy (Performer), 1971-Beat-the-Clock (in person), 1967-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (in person), 1956-The-Steve-Allen-Plymouth-Show (in person), 1955-Masquerade-Party (in person), 1951-The-Saturday-Night-Revue-with-Jack-Carter (in person), 1965-The-Bounty-Killer (Performer), 1955-1957-Captain-Gallant-of-the-Foreign-Legion (Performer), 1957-The-Lawless-Eighties (Performer), 1952-King-of-the-Congo (Performer), 1950-Pirates-of-the-High-Seas (Performer), 1947-The-Sea-Hound (Performer), 1946-Prairie-Badmen (Performer), 1980-The-Alien-Dead (Performer), 1989-Action-Heroes-of-Movies-&-T.V.:-A-Campy-Compilation (Other), 1980-Buck-Rogers-in-the-25th-Century (Other), 1976-It's-Showtime (Other), 2004-Haunts-of-the-Black-Masseur (Other), 2007-The-Wonder-of-It-All (Other), 1966-Destination-Saturn (Other), 1945-Parade-of-Aquatic-Champions (Other), 2005-How-William-Shatner-Changed-the-World (Other)
  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 41440
    BUSTER CRABBE Crabbe handwrote and signed this short letter to a Jim on his personalized stationery, saying that he sent a photo back to Jim several weeks ago and doesn't know why it hadn't reached him. Autograph letter signed "Buster Crabbe" in blue ink. 1 page, 4½ x7¼, on Crabbe's personalized stationery.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/17/1982  - HFSID 252016
    Crabbe handwrote, signed and dated this letter to an Alan in 1982, a year before he died. In it he thanks Alan for some matchbook covers that apparently had Crabbe's name or autograph: "Never liked the 'LARRY' - The studio (Paramount) did that feeling that 'Buster' was too juvenile - Perhaps they were right".

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1980  - HFSID 176703
    Crabbe handwrote and signed this long note on the back of a 1980 letter from William Nick Howes, a writer at Starlog magazine. In it he says that he had no problem with autograph hunters - "Quite the contrary - I'm flattered" - and that one of his most treasured photo was on that astronaut Dave Scott signed for him.

    Sale Price $396.00

    $440.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 48780
    BUSTER CRABBE White 5x3 card signed in blue ink with his "Best Wishes" Autograph Note signed: "To/Alan/Best Wishes/Buster Crabbe" in blue ink. 4¾x2¾ card. Crabbe (1908-1983, born Clarence Linden

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 51250
    BUSTER CRABBE Crabbe handwrote and signed this letter to a Peggy on the back of a card used to order photos of him in his various Saturday serial roles. He apparently sent this because of rising costs, and adds"Hope you understand as I dislike sending this card". Autograph letter signed "Buster Crabbe". 2 pages, 3x4 card, 1 sheet, front and verso.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 19341
    BUSTER CRABBE 3x5 card signed "All the best for always" by Crabbe Autograph note signed: "To/Bill/All the best/for always -/Buster Crabbe". 5x3 card. Crabbe (1908-1983, born Clarence Linden Crabbe in Oakland,

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 37818
    BUSTER CRABBE Blue 3x5 card signed "Best wishes and best health always" by Crabbe Inscribed signature: "To/Marcy/Best wishes and best/health always-/Regards/Buster Crabbe" in blue ink. 5x3 card. Crabbe

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 38093
    BUSTER CRABBE B/w movie still of Crabbe, as Flash Gordon, putting Ming the Merciless under the gun, signed "Best Wishes And/Best Health Always" Inscribed photograph signed "To/Georgia/Best Wishes And/Best Health Always-/Buster Crabbe". B/w, 9¾x7¾ overall, 9¼x6¾ image, one surface.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 38094
    BUSTER CRABBE B/w movie still of Dale Arden stepping out of a rocket ship in one of the Flash Gordon serials and being greeted by Prince Barin's Arborians, signed "Best health always" by Crabbe Inscribed photograph signed "To/Charles/Best health/always-/Buster Crabbe".

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 30746
    BUSTER CRABBE B/w movie still of Crabbe sneaking around an evil castle with a sidekick in one of the Flash Gordon serials, signed "Regards" Inscribed photograph signed "To/Charles/Regards/Buster Crabbe". B/w, 9¾x8 overall, 9½x7½ image, one surface. Movie still from one of the Flash Gordon serials.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 30747
    BUSTER CRABBE B/w photo of Crabbe defending Princess Aura and Dale Arden from some spear-armed nogoodniks in one of the Flash Gordon serials, signed "Best Wishes" Inscribed photograph signed "To/J. Weir/Best Wishess/from/Buster Crabbe". B/w, 9¾x8 overall, 9½x7½ image, one surface.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 30749
    BUSTER CRABBE B/w movie still of Crabbe, as Flash Gordon, putting Ming the Merciless under the gun, signed with "Personal Regards" Inscribed photograph signed "To/Margarette/Personal Regards/Buster Crabbe". B/w, 9¾x7¾ overall, 9¼x6¾ image, one surface. Movie still from a Flash Gordon serial .

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 46648
    This b/w photo Crabbe climbing out of a pool is of him after his kiddie serial days, when he was Director of Water Sports at the Concord in Lake Kiamesha, New York in the 1950's. It's signed "Best Wishes" in blue ink by Crabbe.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 1523
    BUSTER CRABBE B/w movie still from Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars of Crabbe, as Flash Gordon, confronting the evil Queen Azura in her throne room, signed "All the Best" Inscribed photograph signed "To/Alice/All the Best/from/Buster Crabbe". B/w, 9¾x8 overall, 9¼x7¼ image, one surface.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 70247
    BUSTER CRABBE B/w movie still of a resolute-looking Crabbe from the waist up, in a cowboy outfit and with fists on hips, signed "All the best" in blue ink Inscribed photograph signed "To/Lee/All the best/from/Buster Crabbe" in blue ink. B/w, 8x9¾ overall, 7½x9¼ image, one surface.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 101090
    BUSTER CRABBE B/w movie still of Crabbe, as Flash Gordon, putting Ming the Merciless under the gun, signed "Sincerely" by Crabbe Inscribed photograph signed "To/Dana/Sincerely/Buster Crabbe". B/w, 9¾x7¾ overall, 9¼x6¾ image, one surface. Movie still from a Flash Gordon serial.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 101091
    BUSTER CRABBE B/w movie still of Crabbe, as Flash Gordon, in a military uniform and working the controls of a rocket ship, signed "All the Best" by Crabbe Inscribed photograph signed "To/Dana/All the Best/from/Buster Crabbe". B/w, 9¾x8 overall, 9x7¼ image, one surface. Movie still from a Flash Gordon serial.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 101092
    BUSTER CRABBE Color photo of an older Crabbe holding onto on a lane rope in a pool, signed "With Appreciation from 'The 'Ole Flash'" Inscribed photograph signed "To/Dana/With Appreciation/from/'The 'Ole Flash'/Buster Crabbe". Color, 9¾x7¾ overall, 9½x7½ image, one surface.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 145098
    BUSTER CRABBE B/w movie still of Crabbe, as Flash Gordon, peering out of a rock in a desert with some sidekicks armed with ray guns, signed "All the Best" by Crabbe in blue ink. Inscribed photograph signed "To/Dennis/All the Best/from/Buster Crabbe" in blue ink. B/w, 10x7¾ overall, 9¼x7 image, one surface.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 48547
    This b/w photo Crabbe climbing out of a pool is of him after his kiddie serial days, when he was Director of Water Sports at the Concord in Lake Kiamesha, New York in the 1950's. It's signed "Best Wishes" by Crabbe.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1938  - HFSID 289132
    BUSTER CRABBE In pinstripe suit, inscribed in person as Larry Crabbe to collector Saul Goodman Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Saul/Best Wishes from/Larry Crabbe". B/w, 8x10. Collector's ink note on verso dates signature: March 29, 1938.

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 10/14/1981  - HFSID 271273
    BUSTER CRABBE Crabbe signed this $116.30 check to the city of Scottsdale, Arizona in 1981. He would die in Scottsdale 18 months after writing this check. Check signed "Buster Crabbe" in blue ink. 6x2¾, with perforated left edge. October 14, 1981. Check no. 3382 for $116.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 309868
    BUSTER CRABBE The Olympic gold medalist and actor signs on this black and white publicity photograph/ Photograph signed: "Sincerely/Buster Crabbe", in black ink, B/w 8x10. BusterCrabbe

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 81378
    BUSTER CRABBE PRC Pictures, Inc. publicity photo of the 1946 western Ghost of Hidden Valley, starring Crabbe as Billy Carson. Signed "Best Wishes" by Crabbe. Photograph signed "Best Wishes/Buster Crabbe" in blue ink. B/w, 10x8. PRC Pictures, Inc.

    Sale Price $342.00

    $380.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 41877
    BUSTER CRABBE B/w movie still of Crabbe, as Flash Gordon, being held captive in Ming the Merciless' throne room, signed "Personal Regards" over his bare chest Inscribed photograph signed "To/Charles/Personal Regards/Buster Crabbe". B/w, 9¾x7¾ overall, 9¼x7¼ image, one surface.

    Sale Price $342.00

    $380.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 47655
    BUSTER CRABBE B/w movie still of Crabbe in a cowboy outfit and with a crusty old sidekick, signed "Good Health" Photograph signed "Good Health/Buster Crabbe". B/w, 9¾x8 overall, 9¼x7½ image, one surface.

    Sale Price $342.00

    $380.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 37503
    BUSTER CRABBE B/w photo of an older Crabbe pointing bang-bang at the camera in a white cowboy hat, open shirt and denim pants, signed "Taken last year in Santa Fe" Inscribed photograph signed "Taken/last year in/Santa Fe/Buster Crabbe". B/w, 8x9¾ overall, 7½x9¼ image, one surface.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED POSTER  - HFSID 61702
    Color 21¾x27¼ poster of a montage of six images including Dale Arden and Ming the Merciless, surrounding Crabbe appearing as Flash Gordon in serials and films (1936-1940) signed by Buster Crabbe.

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - CONTRACT SIGNED 09/21/1970  - HFSID 173092
    Buster Crabbe Crabbe signed this contract in 1970 to appear, without compensation, on the ABC program A. M. Contract signed "Buster Crabbe" with his address with Rye, N. Y. 1 page, 8 ½ x 11. Sept. 21, 1970. Contract with American Broadcasting Company.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • BUSTER CRABBE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/30/1981  - HFSID 174258
    BUSTER CRABBE Crabbe signed this contract in 1981 to appear, without compensation, on the ABC program A. M. Accompanied by 1 unsigned page of questions on "Physical Fitness for Older Americans". Photocopied contract signed "Buster Crabbe" in blue ink. With black ink notations in upper right corner. 1 page, 8½x11. Sept.

    Sale Price $342.00

    $380.00

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