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B'nai B'rith ProgramHunt Auctions' May Internet/Phone auction includes several items of interest to Jewish sports collectors.

One of the auction's featured lots an event program from the September 20, 1959 B'nai B'rith Annual Awards Dinner held at the Boston Sports Lodge.

An interesting piece of Jewish ephemera in its own right, the program's autographs add its attractiveness to sports collectors.

Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb, baseball/basketball player Gene Conley, baseball/basketball player and Rifleman actor Chuck Connors, boxing great Jack Dempsey, Jewish football Hall of Famer Benny Friedman, billiards great Willie Mosconi, the "father of amateur golf" Francis Ouimet, and John Quinn signed on the cover. 

Tennis champion Don Budge, Chuck Connors, basketball Hall of Famer Bob Cousy and Olympian Jesse Owens autographed the program's interior pages.

As of this posting, the bid on the program was $363. It is expected to realize $500-$750.

Among the other notable lots in the sale:

Bidding on the sale closes May 23. To search for individual items, visit HuntAuctions.com and search the current auction.

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