WILLIE "SAY HEY KID" MAYS - LITHOGRAPH SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: YOGI BERRA, JIM TAYLOR, GALE SAYERS, JIM PALMER, GEORGE KELL, RAY NITSCHKE, BILL SHARMAN, GEORGE BLANDA, TOM FEARS, MIKE DITKA, CHUCK BEDNARIK, ROLLIE FINGERS, HUGH McELHENNY, JOHNNY LUJACK, BOB PETTIT, JAN STENERUD, BERNIE "BOOM BOOM" GEOFFRION, MARION MOTLEY, JULIUS "DR. J." ERVING, PANCHO GONZALEZ, BROOKS ROBINSON, JOHN HAVLICEK, RALPH KINER, BOB KURLAND, PEE WEE REESE, AL "MR. TIGER" KALINE, ROBIN ROBERTS, DON MAYNARD, OTTO GRAHAM, GLENN W. DAVIS, HARRY LITWACK, JACK HAM, DOLPH SCHAYES, ANDY BATHGATE, PAUL WARFIELD, GEORGE YARDLEY, CLIFF HAGAN, TOM GOLA, ED "EASY" MACAULEY, RED (LEONARD P.) KELLY, RON MIX, ANN MEYERS DRYSDALE, STAN KOTZEN, RALPH MILLER, DENNIS RALSTON, SAM JONES - HFSID 290917
Sale Price $1,487.50
Large color lithograph framed to 30x39, signed by at least 39 Hall of Famers from the NHL, MLB, NBA and NFL, more than 60 signatures overall.
Lithograph signed: "Willie Mays", "Yogi Berra", "Jim Taylor", "Gale Sayers", "Jim Palmer", "George Kell", "Ray Nitschke", "Bill Sharman", "George Blanda", "Tom Fears", "Mike Ditka", "Chuck Bednarik", "Rollie Fingers", "Hugh McElhenny", "Johnny Lujack", "Bob Pettit", "Jan Stenerud", "Bernie Geoffrion", "Marion Motley", "Julius Erving", "Pancho Gonzalez", "Brooks Robinson", "John Havlicek", "Ralph Kiner", "Bob Kurland", "Pee Wee Reese", "Al Kaline", "Robin Roberts", "Don Maynard", "Otto Graham", "Glenn Davis", "Harry Litwack", "Jack Ham", "Dolph Schayes", "Andy Bathgate", "Paul Warfield", "George Yardley", "Cliff Hagan", "Tom Gola", "Ed Macauley", "Red Kelly", "Ron Mix", "Ann Meyers Drysdale", "Stan Kotzen", "Ralph Miller", "Dennis Ralston", "Sam Jones" and seven unidentified signatures. A beautifully framed Stan Kotzen lithograph with 61, 2½x3 images, of professional athletes and Hall of Famers. The piece includes signers from over four decades of American sports history. The signatures are written in the white margin around the image. The following professional Hall of Famers signed this document Willie Mays, Yogi Berra, Jim Taylor, Gale Sayers, Jim Palmer, George Blanda, George Kell, Ray Nitschke, Bill Sharman, Tom Fears, Mike Ditka, Chuck Bednarik, Rollie Fingers, Hugh McElhenny, Bob Pettit, Jan Stenerud, Bernie Geoffrion, Marion Motley, Julius Erving, Brooks Robinson, John Havlicek, Ralph Kiner, Pee Wee Reese, Al Kaline, Robin Roberts, Don Maynard, Otto Graham, Jack Ham, Dolph Schayes, Andy Bathgate, Paul Warfield, George Yardley, Cliff Hagan, Tom Gola, Ed Macauley, Red Kelly, Ron Mix, Ralph Miller and Sam Jones. Willie Mays is considered by many to be the greatest all-around baseball player of all time; he won the MVP twice and is fourth on the list of All Time home run hitters with 660. Yogi Berra caught for the New York Yankees in 14 World Series and made every All-Star team from 1948 to 1962. In his relatively short NFL career (1965-1971), running back Gale Sayers compiled 9,435 net yards, 4,956 yards rushing, and 336 points scored. Jim Palmer pitched his entire career for the Baltimore Orioles (1965-1984); he is a three-time Cy Young Award winner and had a career win-loss mark of 268-152. George Kell played in the MLB from 1943 to 1957, he batted over .300 nine times and topped American League third basemen in fielding percentage seven times. Ray Nitschke (1936-1998) was a devastating hitter as a starting linebacker for the Green Bay Packers when they won the first two Super Bowls. Bill Sharman was Head Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers from 1971-1976, leading the team to the 1971-1972 championship. George Blanda played in the NFL for 26 years; he threw 236 career touchdown passes and scored 2,002 points, most of them by placekicking. NFL wide receiver Tom Fears (1922-2000) played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1948 to 1956, leading the NFL in receptions for his first three years. Mike Ditka was the NFL Rookie of Year in 1961 and coached the Chicago Bears to a victory in Super Bowl XX. Chuck Bednarik was selected first overall in the 1949 NFL Draft. Playing both offense and defense, he was named All-NFL as a linebacker in 1951 through 1957 and again in 1960. Rollie Fingers, who was known for his sharp slider, notched 341 career saves and appeared in 16 World Series games. In 1981, he won both the American League MVP and Cy Young Award. Hugh McElhenny was a NFL running back from 1952 until 1964; he was selected for six Prow Bowls and is on the NFL's 1950 All-Decade Team. Quarterback Johnny Lujack led Notre Dame to three national titles (1943, 1946, 1947) and won the Heisman Trophy in 1947. He led the Chicago Bears in scoring all four years he played in the NFL. Bob Pettit became the first NBA player to score over 20,000 points and was the League MVP in 1956 and 1959. Jan Stenerud kicked 373 career field goals in his NFL career and was the first pure place kicker to enter the Hall of Fame. Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion (1931-2006) was a key player on six Stanley Cup championships with the Montreal Canadiens. Marion Motley was one of four black players to break the color barrier in pro football in 1946 and became the second black player in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 11 seasons with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, Julius Erving made the All-Star team every year (twice the game's MVP). He was league MVP in 1981, and led the 76ers to the NBA Championship in 1983. Ricardo Alonso "Pancho" Gonzalez's (1928-1995) Grand Slam record includes wins at the U.S. Open (singles, 1948-1949), the French Open (doubles, 1949) and Wimbledon (doubles, 1949). Brooks Robinson played 23 seasons for the Baltimore Orioles, he earned the league's MVP Award in 1964 and the World Series MVP in 1970. John Havlicek (1940-2019) played his entire NBA career (1962-1978) with the Boston Celtics. During that time he made 13 consecutive All-Star teams and won eight NBA championships. Ralph Kiner's ratio of 7.1 home runs per 100 at-bats trails only Babe Ruth and Mark McGwire among retired players. Bob Kurland (1924-2013) played on the United States gold-medal winning men's basketball squads at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics and was part of the Oklahoma A&M Aggies NCAA Championship teams in 1945 and 1946. Harold "Pee Wee" Reese (1918-1999) was the Brooklyn Dodgers shortstop on seven pennant-winning teams and one World Championship during his career. Al Kaline, known as "Mr. Tiger", hit more home runs and played in more games than any other Detroit Tiger. Robin Roberts (1926-2010) ranks as the most winning right-handed pitcher in Philadelphia Phillies history. At the time of Don Maynard's retirement following the 1973 season, he was one of only five players to record more than 50 receptions and more than 1,000 receiving yards in five different seasons. Otto Graham (1921-2003) played quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, leading them to seven league titles in ten years and was the league MVP in 1953 and 1955. Glenn Davis (1924-2004) won the 1946 Heisman Trophy and played for two seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. Harry Litwack (1907-1999) was Temple University freshman head coach from 1931-1947 (181-32) and varsity head coach from 1947-1973. Jack Ham is considered one of the greatest outside linebackers in the history of the NFL, his career records include 25½ sacks, 21 opponents' fumbles recovered and 32 interceptions. Dolph Schayes (1928-2015) was one of professional basketball's early superstars. He retired with 19,249 career points, having played in what was then an NBA-record of 1,059 games. Andy Bathgate played professional Hockey from 1952 until 1975 and helped the Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup in 1964. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978 and his #9 sweater was retired by the New York Rangers in 2009. Paul Warfield caught 427 passes for 8,565 yards and 85 TDs over his 13-season NFL career and played a key role in the Miami Dolphins' undefeated (17-0) season in 1972. George Yardley starred at Stanford University before becoming an NBA All-Star in all six of his pro seasons for the Fort Wayne/Detroit Pistons and Syracuse Nationals. Cliff Hagan was part of the University of Kentucky NCAA Championship team of 1951 and played for the NBA St Louis Hawks (1956-1966) and ABA Dallas Chaparrals (player-coach, 1967-1970), making 5 NBA and 1 ABA All-Star teams. Tom Gola (1933-2014) helped lead his college, La Salle University, and NBA team, the Philadelphia Warriors, to a championship each. Ed Macauley starred in the NBA for ten seasons with the St. Louis Bombers, Boston Celtics and St. Louis Hawks and was MVP of the very first NBA All-Star Game in 1951. Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly played in the NHL from 1947 to 1967 and in that time had his name engraved on the Stanley Cup eight times. Ron Mix played was an AFL All Star for nine straight seasons with the Chargers and is a member of the All Time AFL team. Ann Meyers was married to Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale until his death in 1993. A prolific high school and college basketball player, she is the only woman to have signed a NBA contract. She played on the US Olympic Basketball team in 1976, winning a silver medal. Ralph Miller coached college basketball at the University of Wichita, the University of Iowa and Oregon State University, compiling a record of 657-382. Dennis Ralston won NCAA tennis championships at UCLA and won 27 national doubles and singles titles, including five grand-slam double crowns. Sam Jones is a ten time NBA champion who played his entire career with the Boston Celtics (1957-1969); the team retired his #24 jersey. Stan Kotzen is an American sports artist. The dynamic designs of his montages blend the unique skill of a portrait artist with an in depth understanding of the world of sports. Not framed in Gallery of History style.
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