As the race to the playoffs and World Series attracts attention, many baseball fans are also excited about an increasingly popular way to collect Hall of Fame players’ autographs. Thirty-one players enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum now have signed insert labels for PCGS-certified 2014 Hall of Fame gold, silver and clad commemorative coins.

pcgshalloffameThe autograph line up also includes a dozen other all-star major league players as well as Olympic softball gold medal winner Jenny Finch and artist Cassie McFarland who designed the curved baseball glove obverse of the Hall of Fame coins.

“The Hall of Fame coins have been extremely popular with both coin and sports memorabilia collectors. Combining PCGS certification of the coins with authentic signatures of Hall of Fame players’ autographs on the inserts is a great way to enjoy both hobbies. So, we’ve been adding more former stars of the game to the autograph line up,” said “Miles” Michael Standish, PCGS Vice President.

Standish attended the 75th anniversary Hall of Fame induction ceremonies weekend in Cooperstown, New York, July 25 – 28, 2014. Three of this year’s inductees are now among the players who have signed PCGS inserts.

All the autographs are signed in the presence of a PCGS representative.

 

The HOF players participating in the PCGS “autographed coin” program are:

hankaaronpcgs• Hank Aaron
• Johnny Bench
• Jim Bunning
• Lou Brock
• Rod Carew
• Steve Carlton
• Orlando Cepeda
• Andre Dawson
• Dennis Eckersley
• Carlton Fisk
• Bob Gibson
• Tom Glavine
• Rich “Goose” Gossage
• Rickey Henderson
• Reggie Jackson
• Al Kaline
• Tony LaRussa
• Tommy Lasorda
• Paul Molitor
• Joe Morgan
• Phil Niekro
• Jim Palmer
• Tony Pérez
• Gaylord Perry
• Jim Rice
• Cal Ripken Jr.
• Brooks Robinson
• Nolan Ryan
• Ozzie Smith
• Bruce Sutter
• Frank Thomas
• Dave Winfield
• Robin Yount

Other former major league players who also have signed PCGS insert labels are: Bill Buckner, Doc Gooden, Pedro Martinez, Minnie Minoso, Dale Murphy, Tony Oliva, Jimmy Piersall, Pete Rose, Lee Smith, Darryl Strawberry and Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams.

The Baseball Hall of Fame signatures program is the latest in a series of “autographed coin” projects from PCGS since 1999. Previous insert autographs have included former U.S. Presidents Gerald R. Ford and George H.W. Bush as well as former U.S. Mint Directors Jay Johnson, Edmund Moy, Donna Pope, Jay Johnson and Chief Engraver John Mercanti.

Since its founding in 1986, Professional Coin Grading Service has authenticated, graded and certified over 29 million coins with a combined value of $29 billion. For additional information, visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

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