Noted scholar Frankie Frisch (d.1973) certainly took great pride in his personal library as evidenced by the extensive provenance and notations inscribed in this signed book collection. Known as the “Fordham Flash”, the HOF second baseman continued the education he began at Fordham Prep and Fordham University to his dying day. Each of these vintage volumes bears an average (“8-10”) autograph accompanied by extensive notations including poignant personal notes and critical remarks. Individual JSA basic certs/stickers. More on our website.
In addition to a desirable Frisch autograph each book also features (all penned in Frisch’s hand) a home address from New Rochelle or Rhode Island along with various personal notations such as “It is not easy to read since Ada’s passing….Jan. 2, 1971”; and “Patches (black) Flash (brown) born Jan. 12-1956, we got them (his pet dogs) March-3-1956, March 26-1956”; and an extensive passage on Tom Yawkey, the Red Sox and salaries which ends with “Lonborg acted like and spoke like a high school kid. These salaries are ridiculous. 1969 Feb”; and "someone said "Why do you write in your books" Simply, because they belong to me.-and any book that I can get a bit of interest from or I feel helps me in some way, may have a few markings-These books were purchased for my relaxation and purpose, cools the mind understading".
All inscriptions/notes are hand dated between 1956-1972. Included books are: Frisch’s personal copy of Webster’s Biographical Dictionary, biographies of Henry D. Thoreau and Leonard Bernstein, novels by Jane Austin and Kahlil Gibran and (4) inspirational works.