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Autographs from pro football legends have been gaining steam in the hobby lately and a winning bid in Premier Auctions' Dec. 14 auction follows that trend.

A collector picked up an autographed 1997 Upper Deck Legends Football complete 178-card set for $7,936. The set includes signatures from Walter Payton, Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Terry Bradshaw, Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers, Joe Montana, Roger Staubach, Jim Brown and others.
A Babe Ruth with Ted Williams signed Baseball Magazine inside cover garnered the second-highest bid in the auction at $2,510, while a Ted Williams signed bat went for $2,386.

The other items that surpassed the $1,000-mark were:

• A collection of close-cut signatures that appear to be taken from a program. Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Roy Campanella, Paul Waner, Walt Alston, Sandy Koufax and Ed Mathews were a part of the lot and were certified by PSA, $1,921
• 1983 Special Olympics lithograph signed by Chamberlain, DiMaggio and others, $1,298
• Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson UDA signed basketball, $1,289
• Jordan signed lifesize "Wings" poster, UDA, $1,289
• Jordan signed and framed shooting shirt, UDA, $1,267
• Ty Cobb signed 1952 letter display with original envelope, $1,224

Premier Auctions Results
Dec. 14, 2006

Descriptions provided by auction company Total ($)
'97 UD Legends football complete 178 signed card set $7,936
Babe Ruth w/Ted Williams signed Baseball Mag inside cover... $2,510
Ted Williams signed bat $2,386
Collection of 7 signatures, J. Robinson/Clemente, others $1,921
Bob Peak 1983 Olympics lithograph suite LE/300 $1,298
Michael Jordan/Larry Bird/Magic Johnson signed ball $1,289
Michael Jordan Signed "Wings" poster $1,289
Michael Jordan signed and framed shooting shirt $1,267
Ty Cobb signed 1952 letter display w/original envelope $1,224
Ty Cobb signed 1955 personal check PSA slabbed $969
Roberto Clemente signed 4-by-5 album page $896
Mel Ott signed 91?2"-by-12" Baseball Magazine premium photo $880
'92 Team USA signed 28-by-32 giclee, w/Jordan Magic Bird $880
Ken Griffey Jr.'s '92 MVP season game bat used to hit HR #19 $865
Lot of 1,600+ signed baseball cards $843
Jackie Robinson "best wishes" signed 1950 $814
Michael Jordan signed official game ball $800
Lot of 4 Mickey Mantle different signed 8-by-10 photos $786
Lot of 650+ signed baseball 3-by-5 cards $758
Game worn, autographed, numbered, insert card collection $748
2000 Yankees (World Series champs) team-signed ball $740
Ty Cobb "Centerfield Detroit" signature cut $727
Pie Traynor signed HOF postcard $727
2001 SPx Albert Pujols rookie card BGS9 $714
1969 Mets (World Champs) team-signed 20-by-16 photo $696
Mickey Mantle-Muhammad Ali signed, framed 11-by-14 photo $689
Vince Young signed full size tennessee Titans helmet $661
Tiger Woods signed 16-by-20 photo $661
Joe DiMaggio w/Marilyn Monroe signed B&W 8-by-10 photo $632
500 Home Run Club signed Ron Lewis 18-by-24 print $627
Pete Rose 1979-83 signed & game-used warm-up jacket $611
Mel Ott cut signature $601
Kobe Bryant game-worn 2004-05 Lakers road shoes $575
Mickey Mantle signed decathalon 18-by-24 print w/Inscription $570
Lot of 7 deceased HOF signed photos, Klein, Wheat, etc. $556
'78 Yankees (World Champs) team-signed 16-by-20 Photo $556
500 HR Club signed 8-by-10 photo w/12 signatures $546
Sandy Koufax signed 8-by-10 color photo $546
Harmon Killebrew signed career HR bat collection 7 bats $518
Muhammad Ali/Joe Frazier signed & framed 16-by-20 photo $505
2002 Ana. Angels (World Series champs) team-signed ball $497
1952 Indians (w/Hubbard & Luke Easter) team-signed ball $497
1970 Pittsburgh Pirates team-signed ball $497
Mickey Mantle signed 8-by-10 Gallo photo $465
Shaquille O'Neal signed game-used shoe $459
Joseph DiMaggio Yankee Clipper Enterprises signed check $459
Walter Payton 2002 UD SP Legendary Cuts autograph $459
Ichiro signed 2001 Seattle Mariners authentic jersey $459
1969 NY Yankees felt pennant signed by Thurman Munson $459
Pete Rose "I'm sorry I bet on baseball" signed ball $452
Ryan Howard 2003 Bowman's Best autographed rookie $452
LaDainian Tomlinson #21 signed official Wilson football $452
1955 Cleveland Indians team-signed ball $433
Lot of 3 Mantle Williams & DiMaggio signed 8-by-10 photos $432
Lot of 25 Perez Steele signed postcards $422
Derek Jeter signed 36-by-36 framed Giclee $418
Yankee Legends signed, framed 24-by-32 color poster 10 sigs. $418
Koufax/Ryan signed Cooperstown Bat Co. no-hitter bat $418
Pete Maravich signed & PSA encased check $418
Roger Maris signed 3-by-5 card $418
1969 Seattle Pilots team-signed ball $411
Roger Maris Signed 8-by-10 color photo $411
Roger Maris w/ Mickey Mantle signed 4-by-5 newspaper photo $411
Joe DiMaggio with Babe Ruth signed 8-by-10 B&W photo $411
500 Home Run Club signed bat $411
Lot of 36 signed Hall of Fame postcards $411
1967 Pittsburgh Pirates team-signed baseball w/ Clemente $411
Lot of 200-plus signed B&W postcard photos $394
Joe DiMaggio late in life signed baseball $393
1986 NY Mets (World Champions) team-signed 20-by-16 photo $389
1961 Topps Yanks (World Champs) team set w/Mantle, Maris $380
Joe Morgan complete signed run of cards from 1965-85 $380
1962 New York Mets team-signed bat $380
Dizzy Dean 1941 typed signed letter $373
Triple Crown winner signed Gateway cover $373
Lot of Dizzy & Daffy Dean sigs w/Orig. 1934 WS wire photo $373
Lot of 50+ HOF/stars/award winners signed items $373
Joe DiMaggio/Mantle signed B&W 8-by-10 '51 photo $373
Vince Young signed full size Texas helmet $373
Eddie V. Cicotte signed 3-by-5 card Black Sox $373
Ted Williams signed 18-by-24 Decathalon print w/ Inscription $354
Muhammad Ali signed Ali-Forman Zaire fight program $348
Hank Aaron/Sadaharu Oh signed ball $339
1950 St. Louis Browns team-signed ball $339
1955 St. Louis Cardinals team-signed ball $339
Rogers Hornsby "Cardinals second baseman & Mgr." cut sig $339
1936 All-Star Game signed photo display w/ #9 DiMaggio $316
Gil Hodge's Dodgers signed album page $314
Lot of 30 HOF/All-Stars signed 8-by-10 photos $314
Goose Goslin triple-signed 1952 GPC $308
Alfred Hitchcock signed 20-by-36 photo display $308
1950 Philadelphia A's team-signed ball $296
Chief C.A. Bender "Coach of White Sox Pitchers" sig cut $296
Satchel Paige signed 1944 Sport Magazine photo $296
Muhammad Ali signed & framed 11-by-14 color photo $288
Sandy Koufax signed ball $286
1968 American League All-Stars team signed ball $286
Sandy Koufax signed ball $280
Sadaharu Oh signed English/Japanese ball $280
Rogers Hornsby signed album page $280
Massive Lot of 200+ sports & celebrity sigs from 1940-70 $280
'40 All-Stars signed 8-by-10 B&W wire photo, Keller, Greenberg $280
Cal Ripken Jr. w/Lou Gehrig "Ironman" Fiorentino lithograph $280
George Steinbrenner signed 18-by-21 Canvas Giclee $280
Michael Jordan signed "last shot" 16-by-20 photo $280
1952 Nixon/Eisenhower signed campaign tour dinner menu $280
Greg Maddux "Chicks dig the long ball" signed bat $269
Ted Williams signed ball green diamond $260
 "I Love Lucy" cast signed 14-by-18 photo display $254