Saturday, May 7, 2011

Walter Johnson TTM Success!

On March 14, 1942, Keith Sutton sent a letter to Walter "Big Train" Johnson requesting an autograph for his Hall of Fame collection. A few weeks later on August 10th, he received his index card back signed by arguably the best pitcher of all-time. Flash forward almost 70 years and that same index card resurfaced at SCP's recent auction.

This autograph was sold in the same auction that saw a record price for Wayne Gretzky's rookie card. I've seen other posts on the Gretzky card this week but I thought the Walter Johnson autograph and Sutton's letter to him was much cooler. I can't imagine too many people were sending autograph requests back in the 1940s. This guy was a pioneer of autograph collecting.

You can check out the details of the auction

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