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Back Items For The Auction of November 14, 2009  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 101 Curt Flood's St. Louis Cardinals professional model hat c.1960s-70s. Rare vintage hat worn by Flood as a member of the Cardinals retains its original New Era tagging on the interior headband. "FLOOD" is written in very faded black ink under the bill. Hat exhibits heavy evident usage incl. perspiration toning to the interior headband. Includes letter of provenance from the Flood family: EX ($750-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 102 Lot of (3) Curt Flood awards and signed check. Includes 11"x14" plaque recognizing Flood's selection to The Sporting News 1968 National League All-Star Fielding Team (equivalent to Gold Glove honors); Framed 1987 proclamation from the city of Oakland; 11"x23 1/2" wooden plaque from Humboldt State University presented to Flood on the occasion of the 1964 All-Star Game. Also included is a Curt Flood signed check drawn on his Curt C. Flood Enterprises account in 1990. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: Plaques: EX-EX/MT, Check: NM ($500-$750) $193.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 103 Curt Flood's St. Louis Cardinals professional model batting helmet. Dating from Flood's years on the Old Timer's circuit, professional model Cardinals batting helmet manufactured by American Baseball Cap features Cardinals interlocking "St.L" decal on front and Flood's number "21" decal on back. Manufacturer's decal on the interior notes size "7 3/8" with additional "Warning" sticker. "Flood" is written on underside of brim in black marker. Helmet shows solid usage wear inside and out. Includes letter of provenance from the Flood family: EX ($300-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 104 Curt Flood's professional model fielder's glove. Wilson model A2055 professional model glove features personal notations in black marker including Flood's first name "Curt" and number "21" written in two place on exterior. "C. Flood 21" is stamped on the thumb and base of pinkie on glove exterior. Glove shows extensive usage wear, most of which was likely sustained during Curt's frequent appearance on the Old Timer's circuit. An accompanying 8"x10" photo shows Flood wearing this exact glove while dressed in a Cardinals uniform c.1980s. Includes letter of provenance from the Flood family: Glove: EX ($750-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 105 Curt Flood's professional model fielder's glove. Spalding model 42-211 fielder's glove features personal notations in black marker including Flood's first name "Curt" and number "21" written in two place on exterior. Glove shows extensive usage wear, most of which was likely sustained during Curt's frequent appearance on the Old Timer's circuit. Includes letter of provenance from the Flood family: Glove: EX ($500-$750) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 106 Curt Flood's St. Louis Cardinals Old Timers Day uniform c.1970's-80's. Includes white knit home jersey, pants, and stirrups worn by Flood for an Old Timers Day event. Jersey has embroidered Cardinals logo and #21 on front, and name "Flood" and number "21" stitched on the reverse. The Letter "F" in "Flood" has detached but is included. Matching pants retain original Rawlings tagging with adjacent "Set 1" flag tag and "23 Inseam" tag. Black marker notations inside pants include "7" and "BK". Original stirrups are also included. All of these items show moderate usage wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Flood family and a photo showing Flood wearing the offered uniform: VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 107 Curt Flood's St. Louis Cardinals Old Timers Day uniform c.1980's. Includes white knit home jersey, pants, hat, stirrups and cleats worn by Flood for an Old Timers Day event. Jersey has embroidered Cardinals logo and #21 on front and name "Flood" and number "21" stitched on the reverse. Rawlings tagging appears in the collar and on front tail. Matching pants retain original Rawlings tagging in waistband. "FLOOD" is written in waistband in blue marker. Hat retains its New Era tagging inside with "21" written in period blue ink under the bill. Original stirrups and pair of well used Pony cleats are also included. Name "Flood" is written on tongues of both shoes. All of these items show moderate to heavy usage wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Flood family and a photo showing Flood wearing the offered uniform: VG/EX-EX ($500-$750) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 108 Curt Flood's St. Louis Cardinals Old Timers Day uniform c.1980's. Includes blue knit road jersey, pants, hat, stirrups and cleats worn by Flood for an Old Timers Day event. Jersey has #21 and name "Flood" on the reverse, and retains its original Sportsprint Athletic Wear tagging in the collar. Matching pants are also tagged by Sportsprint Athletic Wear. Hat retains its American Needle tagging inside with "Flood" written in period black ink under the bill. Hat shows evident use with damage to adjustable tabs at back. Original stirrups and pair of well used Mizuno cleats are also included. A pair of photos showing Flood wearing the uniform (different cleats) is included, one of which is inscribed to Flood by Al Hrabosky. Includes letter of provenance from the Flood family: VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 109 Curt Flood's St. Louis Cardinals Old Timers Day uniform c.1980s-90s. Includes white knit home jersey, pants, hat, stirrups and cleats worn by Flood for an Old Timers Day event. Jersey has embroidered Cardinals logo and #21 on front, and number "21" stitched on the reverse. Rawlings tagging appears inside the front tail with adjacent "Set 1 1991" flag tag. Accompanying pants retain original Rawlings tagging in waistband with adjacent "Set 1 1988" flag tag. "Curt Flood" is written in waistband in black marker. Accompanying New Era hat features "Upper Deck Heroes of Baseball" logo on front. Original stirrups and pair of well used Reebok cleats are also included. Name "Flood" is written on tongues of both shoes. All of these items show moderate to heavy usage wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Flood family and a photo showing Flood wearing the offered uniform: VG/EX-EX ($500-$750) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 110 Lot of (4) Curt Flood autographed items. Includes 8"x10" magazine photo signed by Flood; 8"x10" color photo signed by Flood; 16"x20" photo of Flood with Cardinals teammates in locker room signed by Flood; and 18"x24" poster from the 20th anniversary of the Cardinals' 1964 World Championship signed by Flood, Brock, Gibson, Musial and seven others. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: Range: VG/EX-NM ($300-$500) $330.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 111 Curt Flood's Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame plaque, acceptance speech and related articles. Having grown up in Oakland, California and played his first organized baseball in and around the Bay Area, Flood was honored by induction into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. Flood's 15"x20" induction plaque features a metal cameo portrait of him in relief and metal placard praising Flood as "Free Agency's Founding Father". Lot includes Flood's poignant three-page typewritten acceptance speech with extensive edits in Flood's own hand. Also included is a program from the induction ceremony on February 15, 1995 and a photo of Flood and Vada Pinson in front of Flood's plaque inside the Hall of Fame. Flood has signed the back of the photo. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: Plaque: EX-MT ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 112 Pair of Curt Flood award plaques and signed check. Pair of plaques issued to Flood by the St. Louis chapter of the BBWAA represent his being named to the 25-year St. Louis Cardinals All-Star Team in 1979 and the Brain P. Burnes Nostalgia Award presented in 1994. Both plaques measure 12 1/2"x15 1/2". Also included is a Curt Flood signed check drawn on his Curt C. Flood Enterprises account in 1990. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: Plaques: EX-EX/MT, Check: EX ($300-$400) $193.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 113 Lot of (5) Bill Clinton items related to "The Curt Flood Act". Lot includes a poignant letter from President Clinton to Curt Flood's widow Judy Flood on January 21, 1999 on White House letterhead in which Clinton states in part, "I was very proud to sign into law the Curt Flood Act of 1998, named in honor of your late husband, Curt. Though he was a man of great courage and foresight, Curt Flood could not have known when he refused to be traded from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Philadelphia Phillies nearly 30 years ago that his actions would lead to the passage of this historic law.....As a tribute to Curt's vital contributions to the enactment of this legislation, please accept the enclosed signing pen and redline copy of the bill...." The letter is signed "Bill Clinton" (autopen). The Presidential signing pen in its original box and redline copy of The Curt Flood Act are included in the lot. An 8"x10" color photo of Flood and his family with Bill and Hillary Clinton in the oval office is also included (signed by Flood on the back), as well as a NL White ball signed by Clinton on the sweet spot. Blue ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Ball itself is near white with minimal evidence of handling. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: Range: EX/MT-NM/MT ($750-$1,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 114 Joe DiMaggio single signed baseball inscribed to Curt Flood and related photographs. Includes W.White NL ball inscribed on a side panel "To Curt Best Wishes Joe DiMaggio". Signature rates 7 out of 10. Ball itself is mildly toned with minimal handling wear. Accompanying the ball is a large 21"x25" photographic print of a painting Flood completed in 1989 of DiMaggio. The painting was presented to DiMaggio at the 1989 Citicorp Legends Classic banquet by Curt Flood. An accompanying 5"x7" photo of Flood presenting the original painting to DiMaggio at that event is included. Also included are two 8"x10" photos of DiMaggio and Flood together at an Old Timer's event. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: Ball: EX-MT, Photos: NM ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 115 Muhammad Ali single signed baseball from the collection of Curt Flood. Near white Coleman NL baseball is signed across the sweet spot by Muhammad Ali. Black ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball shows minimal evidence of handling with a few small spots of toning. Ball is accompanied by a photo of Ali with Flood's wife Judy. Flood's handwritten notation on back of photo reads "Ali & Judy Pace Flood". Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: Ball: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 116 Rosa Parks single signed baseball inscribed to Curt Flood. Near white Wilson brand "Senior Professional Baseball Association" Curt Flood baseball is inscribed across the side panel "To Curt Flood Rosa Parks 12/18/94". Black ink signature rates 7-8 out of 10. Ball shows minimal evidence of handling. Ball is accompanied by a small 2 1/4"x2 1/2" magazine photo of Curt Flood and his wife Judy with Rosa Parks at a dinner banquet. This is the first Rosa Parks signed baseball we've encountered of any kind, carrying added significance of linking two prolific champions of human rights. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: Ball: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $10,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 117 Curt Flood single signed baseball. Near white Coleman NL baseball is signed across the sweet spot by Flood. Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball shows minimal evidence of handling. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: Ball: NM ($300-$400) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 118 Curt Flood single signed baseball. Near white Coleman NL baseball is signed across the sweet spot by Flood. Blue ink signature rates 8-9 out of 10. Ball shows minimal evidence of handling with a few small spots of toning. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: Ball: EX/MT-NM ($300-$400) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 119 Curt Flood single signed baseball. Near white Coleman NL baseball is signed across the sweet spot by Flood. Blue ink signature rates 8-9 out of 10. Ball shows minimal evidence of handling with a few small spots of toning. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: Ball: EX/MT-NM ($300-$400) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 120 Lot of (3) single signed baseballs of DiMaggio, Mays, and Aaron from the collection of Curt Flood. Includes Rawlings brand "Official Collegiate Baseball" signed across the sweet spot by Joe DiMaggio. Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball shows light wear with a light stain affecting the majority of the signature. Also includes near white Giamatti NL ball signed "Best Wishes Willie Mays" across the side panel. Black felt tip signature rates 9 out of 10. Ball shows minimal wear. Also includes near white Brown AL ball signed across the sweet spot by Aaron. Black ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Ball shows minimal wear. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: Balls: EX/MT-NM/MT ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 121 Lot of (5) single signed baseballs from the collection of Curt Flood. Includes Coleman NL ball signed by Bob Gibson; Brown AL ball signed by Enos Slaughter; White NL ball signed by Ozzie Smith; Giamatti NL ball signed by Red Schoendienst; and Brown AL ball signed by Lou Brock. Brock and Gibson ball show moderate soiling, others are fairly clean with varying degrees of mild toning. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: Balls: EX-NM ($300-$400) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 122 Lot of (19) single signed baseballs from the collection of Curt Flood. Includes the following singles on official AL or NL balls: Brooks Robinson, Bob Gibson, Bob Doerr, Bob Feller, Monte Irvin, Carl Hubbell, Willie Stargell, Reggie Jackson, Eddie Mathews, Juan Marichal, Yogi Berra and Cool Papa Bell (name also printed on ball in another hand). Also includes the following singles on non-official balls: Johnny Bench, Johnny Mize, Rollie Fingers, Harmon Killebrew and Robin Roberts. Signatures range from 6-9 out of 10, averaging 8/10. A handful of the balls show moderate soiling, light stains, or other minor surface flaws, while others are fairly clean overall with varying degrees of mild toning. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: Balls: Range EX-NM ($750-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 123 Lot of (10) multi-signed baseballs from the collection of Curt Flood. Includes Giamatti AL ball signed by (27) mostly former Cardinals players incl. Brock, Schoendienst, Gibson, Flood and Musial: NM; W.White NL ball signed by (29) players incl. Flood, Killebrew, Gibson, Roberts, Feller and Fingers: EX-MT; W.White NL ball signed by (33) players incl. Mize, Slaughter and Flood; Oakland A's "Billy Ball" signed by (9) incl. Koufax (pers. to Curt), DiMaggio, Musial, Roberts, Appling, Joe Brown, Mathews, Kiner and Spahn: NM; Giamatti AL ball signed by (7) incl. Brock, B.Robinson, Wilhelm, Banks, Spahn, Aaron and Gibson: EX-MT; and five others with numerous Hall of Famers represented. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: Balls: Range EX-NM ($750-$1,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 124 Curt Flood original artwork. 12 1/2"x15" pencil and ink cartoon rendering depicts baseball players reminiscent of Babe Ruth and Roger Maris. The pair is walking with Ruth's arm around Maris' shoulder as he proclaims "Great Game Kid..." with Maris replying "Thanks Babe". Piece is signed Curt Flood J Pace" and dated "Jan 86". Includes letter of provenance from the Flood family: EX-MT ($500-$750) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 125 Curt Flood original Howard Cosell artwork with note from Cosell. 14"x22" pencil and ink cartoon on poster board of the famed broadcaster is rendered in the style of a mock film poster with Cosell portraying "The Exterminator". Piece is signed "Curt Flood J Pace" and dated "Jan 86". Taped to the back of the poster board is a full size draft of the artwork in pencil. A handwritten note to Flood from Cosell (secretarial) accompanies that reads "Curt, With apologies for the typographical errors beyond my control. I hope I caught our discussion honestly. Howard - Best to you & family." Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Flood family: EX ($300-$500) $133.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 126 Lot of (4) Curt Flood original artwork pieces. Four 14"x22" pencil and ink cartoon renderings include one titled "The Huddle" that references Don Shula; a humorous caricature of William "The Refrigerator" Perry; one titled "The 12th Man" referencing the Denver Broncos; and a humorous exchange between a baseball manager and player. Each piece is signed "Curt Flood J Pace" and dated "Jan 86". Includes letter of provenance from the Flood family: Range: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 127 Curt Flood original artwork. Two-part rendering includes a pair of 14"x22" pencil and ink cartoons depicting a humorous exchange between former President Richard Nixon and Major League umpires and team owners. A copy of a related article regarding Nixon's involvement in arbitration between umpires and MLB is included. Each piece is signed "Curt Flood J Pace" and dated "Jan 86". Includes letter of provenance from the Flood family: Range: VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 128 Lot of (2) Curt Flood original Tommy Lasorda artwork pieces. Includes 14"x22" pencil and ink cartoon depicting a humorous scene in which Lasorda is contemplating a managerial decision in the dugout. An accompanying 12"x14" pencil, ink and watercolor rendering of the same scene is also included. First piece is signed "Curt Flood J Pace" and dated "Jan 86". Watercolor piece is signed "Curt Flood". Includes letter of provenance from the Flood family: Range: VG/EX-EX ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 129 Curt Flood original artwork. 14"x22 1/2" pencil, ink and watercolor mock-up is a rendering of business cards for the Equitable Old Timers Baseball Series. Examples for Curt Flood and Hank Aaron are presented with appealing graphics. Each rendering is signed "Curt Flood". A card with typewritten text detailing the proposed concept is affixed at top. Includes letter of provenance from the Flood family: VG/EX-EX ($200-$300) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 130 Fine Bob Gibson original painting by Curt Flood. Beautiful oil on canvas portrait of Bob Gibson posed in his Cardinals uniform was rendered by Gibson's former teammate and accomplished artist Curt Flood. The painting is brilliantly executed with superb detail retaining bright original color. Flood's extraordinary gifts were in no way limited to his athletic ability. Proud, well-read, and possessing the soul of an artist, Flood studied painting is Europe and operated his own art studio. This painting, featuring a subject few people knew more intimately than Flood, represents the full measure of his artistic talent. 20"x24" painting remains its original mount and frame. Signed by Flood at bottom right: NM ($3,000-$4,000) $4,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 131 Joe DiMaggio autographed Cracker Jack All-Star Old Timers Day uniform c.1980s. Complete uniform issued to DiMaggio for use in the series of Cracker Jack All-Star games played during the 1980s. Includes white knit jersey with "American" across the chest and "DiMaggio" nameplate on the back above #5. Cracker Jack Classic logo appears on the right sleeve. The jersey retains its original Rawlings tagging on the tail front. Uniform also includes the matching pants with Rawlings logo on the outside and Rawlings tagging on the interior. Hat is also included along with socks and stirrups. The hat, jersey, and pants have all been signed by DiMaggio in blue sharpie. The Cracker Jack Old Timers series was very popular during its run as it included players of the highest caliber such as DiMaggio, Musial, Mantle, and Maris. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (uniform) and JSA (autos.), and a color publication photograph of DiMaggio wearing the Cracker Jack Old Timers uniform: EX-MT ($3,000-$4,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 132 ***UPDATED DESCRIPTION*** Joe DiMaggio autographed original painting by Robert Stephen Simon. 18"x24" oil on canvas rendering features a portrait image of Joe DiMaggio in his Yankees home uniform set against the background of Yankee Stadium's interior. The painting has been signed by DiMaggio across the front in blue sharpie "To Herb Best Always Joe DiMaggio 8/1/83." Inscription rates 8 out of 10. The painting exhibits rich coloring and has been signed by noted sports artist Robert Stephen Simon at the bottom. Simon is also known for several other Joe DiMaggio related artwork pieces which were subsequently reproduced for mass production. Uncommon DiMaggio signed medium with fine display qualities was signed by DiMaggio to longtime hobby veteran Herb Ross in the home of the late, great Yankees collector, Barry Halper. Unframed. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 133 Mickey Mantle UDA autographed photograph by Neil Leifer. Matted and framed 12"x20" color image distributed by Upper Deck. The photo is signed in the bottom margin by Mantle in black sharpie and numbered 443/500. Includes LOA from JSA and COA from UDA: NM-MT ($750-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 134 Mickey Mantle single signed baseball. B.Brown AL ball is signed across the sweet spot by Mantle in blue ink with desirable "No. 7" inscription. Signature rates 10 out of 10. Includes Upper Deck Authenticated hologram and original ball bag (missing COA) and LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 135 Lot of (2) Mickey Mantle single signed baseballs. Ball one: Lightly toned B.Brown AL ball is signed by Mantle across the sweet spot in blue ink rating 9 out of 10: Ball: EX-MT, Signature: NM. Ball two: B.Brown AL ball is signed by Mantle across the sweet spot by Mantle in blue ink rating 9 out of 10. The ball itself has some relatively minor age toning to one panel: Ball: EX-EX/MT, Signature: NM. The lot includes an auction LOA from JSA, Ball #1 includes a separate full JSA LOA, and Ball #2 includes a separate UDA COA with related hologram affixed to the ball. ($750-$1,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 136 Mickey Mantle single signed baseball. B.Brown AL ball is signed very boldly across the sweet spot in blue ink rating 10 out of 10. Fine condition exemplar. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 137 Mickey Mantle autographed large format photograph. Matted and framed 16"x20" color image picturing Mantle batting is signed in blue sharpie. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 138 Mickey Mantle single signed portrait baseball. Lightly toned MacPhail AL ball is signed by Mantle across the sweet spot in blue ink rating 8/9 out of 10. The top panel of the ball features a hand painted portrait of Mantle in Yankees uniform. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-EX/MT, Signature: NM ($750-$1,000)
 
See a Picture of this Item 139 Mickey Mantle autographed jersey with scarce inscription. Mitchell & Ness Cooperstown Classic 1956 Mickey Mantle Yankees home replica flannel jersey is signed across the front by Mantle in black sharpie. Mantle has added "Triple Crown 1956" inscription, which is extremely scarce and is the first example that we have encountered. Signature displays very boldly with no bleeding rating 9/10 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($4,000-$5,000)
 
See a Picture of this Item 140 Billy Martin single signed baseball. Lightly toned MacPhail AL ball is signed by Martin across the sweet spot in black ink. Signature rates 9 out of 10. The ball itself has a few areas of light surface soiling which appear to be from game use. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signature: NM ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 141 Hank Aaron autographed jersey. Cooperstown Collection Milwaukee Braves style replica jersey is signed by Aaron on the front in blue marker with rare added notation "755". Signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 142 Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris autographed photograph. Classic color 8"x10" image picturing the two Yankee greats in full uniform is signed in blue sharpie across the front. Includes LOA from JSA and has a PSA/DNA hologram affixed to the bottom margin: NM ($2,000-$2,500) $1,815.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 143 Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris autographed baseball. MacPhail AL ball is signed across the sweet sport by Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle on the adjacent side panel. Both blue ink signatures display beautifully rating 9/10 out of 10. The ball itself is near white in color with a few areas of typical light tan age toning spots, which in general do not affect the signature display. Fine Mantle/Maris signed ball exemplar with desirable adjacent panel display qualities. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-MT, Signatures: NM-MT ($5,000-$7,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 144 Ted Williams autographed jersey. Red Sox home white Cooperstown Collection 1939 replica jersey is signed in blue sharpie by Williams. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 145 Lot of (5) Willie Mays single signed baseballs. Quintet of pristine Selig MLB baseballs are each signed in bold blue ink across the sweet spot by Willie Mays. Signatures rate 10 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($750-$1,000)
 
See a Picture of this Item 146 Ted Williams auto. baseball bat. Full size Louisville Slugger 125 Ted Williams model bat is signed in blue sharpie on the barrel end. Signature rates 10 out of 10. Includes COA from the Ted Williams Museum (damaged) and LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($750-$1,000) $715.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 147 Scarce Willie Mays full name single signed baseball. Pristine official Selig MLB baseball is signed across the sweet by Willie Mays in very scarce full name format, "Willie Howard Mays Jr." Highly desirable Willie Mays full name signature baseball is one of only a handful to have entered the collecting market. Includes LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 148 500 Home Run Club autographed baseball bat. Rawlings Adirondack model bat is signed by (11) members of the 500 HR Club incl. Mantle, Mays, Schmidt, Mathews, McCovey, Jackson, Williams, F.Robinson, Aaron, Banks, and Killebrew. Signatures rate 9 or 10 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 149 500 Home Run Club auto. poster. 18"x36" (visible area) color poster by Ron Lewis is signed by (11) members of the 500 HR Club incl. Williams, F. Robinson, Killebrew, Jackson, Mantle, Mays, Aaron, Schmidt, Banks, Mathews, and McCovey in blue sharpie. Additionally signed by artist Ron Lewis. Signatures rate 9 out of 10. Matted and framed. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,000) $1,653.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 150 Sandy Koufax single signed baseball and bat. Includes "Official League" ball signed across a side panel in blue ink by Koufax rating 9 out of 10. Cooperstown Bat Co. commemorative bat is signed by Koufax in blue sharpie on the barrel. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 151 Derek Jeter autographed Louisville Slugger commemorative silver bat. Limited edition Louisville Slugger silver painted bat is signed in blue sharpie by Derek Jeter across the barrel end. Numbered 198/222. Includes LOA from JSA and COA from Steiner Sports: NM-MT ($400-$500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 152 1998 Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners autographed professional model home jersey. Home white knit shirt features Mariners lettering on front with player #34 and name "Rodriguez" on back. Embroidered Seattle Mariners patch appears on left sleeve. Russell tagging is stitched on the front tail noting size "48" with attached flag tag noting "100% polyester". An adjacent strip tag notes year designation "1998". Rodriguez has signed the back number in silver sharpie. Signature rates 8 out of 10. In 1998, Rodriguez set the AL record for homers by a shortstop and became just the third member of the 40-40 club (42 HR and 46 SB). Shirt exhibits light usage wear and retains superb display quality. Completely original and unaltered. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (jersey) and JSA (auto.): EX-MT ($1,000-$2,000)
 
See a Picture of this Item 153 1997 Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox autographed professional model home jersey. Home white knit shirt features Red Sox lettering on front with player #45 on back. Russell tagging is stitched on the front tail noting size "46" with two attached flag tags noting "100% polyester" and "4' extra length". An adjacent strip tag notes year designation "1997". Martinez has signed the front in black sharpie with added notation "Cy 97". Signature rates 9 out of 10. Shirt exhibits light usage wear and retains superb display quality. Completely original and unaltered. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (jersey) and JSA (auto.): EX-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $585.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 154 Derek Jeter autographed game used baseball bat c.2003-08. Louisville Slugger 125 model black bat measures 34" long and weighs 31.6oz. The bat shows very heavy use including pine tar residue, handle crack, and extensive ball marks. Signed on the barrel by Jeter in silver sharpie. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (bat), JSA (autograph) and has holograms affixed from Steiner Sports and MLB Authentication: VG-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 155 Lot of Alex Rodriguez autographed items to include: (2) Alex Rodriguez single signed baseballs. Both are signed on Selig MLB baseballs graded PSA/DNA MT 9.5 (PSA/DNA seals on cube are broken). The lot also includes an Alex Rodriguez autographed 2008 MLB All-Star Game commemorative baseball bat signed in silver sharpie with "2008 All-Star" notation. Includes LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($750-$1,250) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 156 Derek Jeter autographed game used baseball bat c.2003-08. Louisville Slugger 125 model black bat measures 34" long and weighs 31.6oz. The bat shows very heavy use including pine tar residue, extensive ball marks, and a slight surface crack to the back of the barrel. Signed on the barrel by Jeter in silver sharpie. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (bat), JSA (autograph) and has holograms affixed from Steiner Sports and MLB Authentication: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 157 1999 New York Yankees team autographed baseball bat. Cooperstown Bat Co. commemorative bat is signed by (20) members of the World Champion Yankees including Jeter, Clemens, Torre, Posada, O'Niell, and Martinez. Numbered 66/99. Includes LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($750-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 158 Albert Pujols 2004 Spring Training autographed game used glove. Rawlings "Pro Preferred" PROAP5K first baseman's glove was made for Albert Pujols in February of 2004 by Rawlings. The kip leather glove features red lacing and is embroidered on the thumb with names of Albert's children "Isabella Pujols" and A.J. Pujols" in red. A stamp on the exterior of the pinky reads "Individually Handcrafted I.D. No. 01" indicating that this was the very first Rawlings glove made for Pujols. Pujols has signed the back of the glove in black sharpie with signature rating 9 out of 10. The glove shows light usage wear and comes with a pair of images of Pujols wearing it during Spring Training of 2004. Includes LOAs from Dennis Esken (glove), Rob Steinmetz (glove) and JSA (auto.): EX-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 159 Muhammad Ali autographed baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model commemorative bat features impressed facsimile signature of Ali on the barrel along with title "Greatest of All Time". Signed by Ali in blue sharpie on the barrel end. Very limited edition piece numbered 73 of 94 with the offered example being the first we have handled. Includes LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA: NM ($750-$1,250) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 160 2009 Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies St. Patrick's Day professional model jersey. Custom made green knit jersey was worn by Ryan Howard in a Spring Training game played on St. Patrick's Day. Team name remains affixed to the front with "Howard" on the back above #6. Proper Majestic tagging is found on the tail front along with "Cool Base" and size "54" flag tags. Interior wash tag also displays proper professional numeric code. The jersey exhibits appropriate light use and wash wear. Signed on the back by Howard in black sharpie. The Phillies have a long-standing tradition of wearing such commemorative jerseys on St. Patrick's Day which have become highly sought after by collectors over the years. Includes LOAs from JSA (autograph), Hunt Auctions (jersey), and COA from the Philadelphia Phillies (jersey/autograph): EX-MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 161 Ryan Howard autographed game used base. Authentic Major League base was used in a game on September 11, 2008 by the Philadelphia Phillies during their historic World Championship season. The side panels of the base feature alternating embossed emblems with the Phillies logo and MLB September 11, 2001 "We Will Never Forget" logo. Signed by Ryan Howard across the top in black sharpie. Includes LOA from JSA and COA from the Philadelphia Phillies: EX ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 162 Jackie Robinson autographed photo premium c.1950's. 6"x8 1/2" printed image of Robinson in swinging pose at Ebbetts Field is signed, "Best Wishes Jackie Robinson" in blue ink. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Robinson's name is printed in the lower right corner. Includes LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($1,500-$2,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 163 Jackie Robinson single signed baseball. Light to moderately toned Frick NL ball is signed on a side panel, "Best Wishes Jackie Robinson" in blue ink. Signature presents nicely rating 6/7 out of 10. The ball itself has some light period age toning and a few minor soiling spots. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: VG/EX-EX, Signature: EX-EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 164 Jackie Robinson autographed photograph. Original sepia tone 8"x10" photograph pictures Robinson in Brooklyn Dodgers uniform standing at the top of the dugout steps with a bat. Signed across the front in blue ink, "Best Wishes Gyula Jackie Robinson". Signature rates 9/10 out of 10. The photograph retains superb original contrast with some minor surface wrinkling and very minor edge wear. Includes LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA: Photo: EX, Signature: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 165 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers team autographed baseball. Off-white Giles NL ball is signed by (24) members of the final Brooklyn Dodgers team including Alston, Campanella, Snider, Reese, Herman, Koufax, Drysdale, Hodges, Jackson, Erskine, Bessent, Valo, Newcombe, Cimoli, Furillo, Pitler, Becker, Walker, Roebuck, Zimmer, Roseboro, Neal, Podres, and Labine. The blue ink signatures are uniformly bold, averaging 9 out of 10. This ball, representing the Dodgers' final year in Brooklyn, also bears the vintage blue-ink notation "For Pamela Felton - 1957" written on the sweet spot. That inscription is in the hand of Happy Felton, the longtime host of the popular Dodger's pregame show "Happy Felton's Knothole Gang." Felton's immensely popular pregame show ceased production following the Dodgers heartbreaking move from Brooklyn to Los Angles after the 1957 season. The ball has an extremely light abrasion on the label and is otherwise quite clean and in fine overall condition. Entirely free of clubhouse signatures. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: NM Signatures: NM/MT-MT ($1,500-$2,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 166 Roy Campanella autographed 3"x5" card. Rare pre-accident exemplar is signed on the unlined side of a 3"x5" postcard, "Best Wishes Roy Campanella". Green ink signature presents as a resounding 10 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($750-$1,250) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 167 Superb 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers team autographed display banner. Original satin banner was issued to welcome the NL Champion Dodgers back to Brooklyn after the 1947 World Series. Measuring 36"x37", the banner has been archivally mounted and framed to an acid free linen backing. Displayed throughout the front are the autographs of (38) players and related officials of the team to include Jackie Robinson (rookie), Gil Hodges, Pee Wee Reese, Arky Vaughan, Red Barber (announcer), Barney Stein (team photographer), Carl Furillo, Hugh Casey, Dixie Walker, B.E. Shotton. Signatures all remain quite bold as the banner was carefully preserved by the family for over 60 years since its signing and as such range between 7-9 out of 10. The banner itself has a few typical areas of minor surface creasing, some of which have been lightly reinforced from splitting. Incredible autographed display piece which is the first of its type that we have encountered. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the family of the original recipient: Banner: VG-EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($5,000-$7,500)
 
See a Picture of this Item 168 Jackie Robinson autographed government postcard. Postmarked 1951 government postcard is signed on the unlined side in green ink rating 9 out of 10. The card itself has a vertical line crease just to the right of the last name in the autograph. Includes LOA from JSA: Card: VG-EX, Signature: NM-MT ($500-$750) $580.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 169 ***UPDATED MEARS GRADE*** Rare and important 1948 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers road jersey. There are many great names in the history of baseball. Of those, there are scant few whose legacies have reached beyond the game itself. The name "Jackie Robinson", however, epitomizes the very essence of what it means to have "changed history". Robinson's path to immortality was filled with adversity, challenges, rewards, defeats, and ultimately success as he became the first African American player in the history of the Major Leagues. Most sports fans in America know his story. Many non-sports fans know his story. Countless more will learn about his story as the years pass due to the recognition that he is finally, and justly, receiving within the baseball community and the country as a whole. Robinson entered the game some 60 years ago, which does not seem so long in the past, unless one considers the dramatic social and political changes that have occurred in the years since. In that spirit, we are proud to offer what we believe is one of the finest Jackie Robinson game worn jerseys to have been offered at public auction. Grey flannel road jersey retains its original "Dodgers" blue lettering across the front with classic number "42" affixed to the reverse. Collar area displays black MacGregor-Goldsmith labeling (dating period 1946-52) with indicative size 42. Cream colored strip tag is found below with "Robinson 42" chain stitched in red. Interior tail front has a small strip tag with "1-48" chain stitched in red in reference to set and year designation. The jersey remains in outstanding original condition exhibiting desirable evident use including light age toning, a few areas of light soiling, and very slight separation of the strip tag from the shirt surface, which is commonly seen from wash/use wear in the period. Display qualities are superb, with particular note to the highly desirable "Robinson" strip tag in the collar. The 1947 Dodgers jerseys did not have such name tags, making the offered 1948 version the first such occurrence for a Robinson jersey. While Jackie Robinson's level of play was certainly deserving of the Major Leagues, it was his ability to cope gracefully with the injustices of his plight that inspired Branch Rickey to select him, in particular, to break the color barrier. Robinson persevered through the twists and turns of his ascension into to the Major Leagues despite racial epithets from fans, insulting remarks from teammates and opposing players, and excessively hard play from opponents, which in some cases caused him physical harm. None of these factors, or any others, caused Jackie to deviate from the exemplary manner in which he carried himself both on and off the baseball field. His dear friend and teammate, Pee Wee Reese, once remarked, "You can hate a man for many reasons. Color is not one of them." Reese was one of Jackie's biggest supporters, once placing his arm around Robinson in Cincinnati while fans shouted racial slurs. It is, therefore, both marvelous and appropriate to offer a pair of 1948 Robinson and Reese Brooklyn Dodgers jerseys in the very same auction. The Robinson jersey originated two decades ago from a former coach with one of the Dodgers' farm teams. At the end of every season, the Dodgers sent the jerseys, pants and hats down to the minor leagues. The coaches would each wear one of the uniforms when they met the incoming players. The coach who kept this particular jersey had also retained many other uniforms, including a 1953 Hermanski and a 1944 Paul Waner. Over the years, he either sold or gave away most of the uniforms, including the offered Robinson jersey. Together with the Pee Wee Reese, the Robinson jersey was recently on display at the Museum of the City of New York in an exhibition called Glory Days: New York Baseball 1947 - 57. It is our firm opinion that the Robinson shirt is one of the most significant pieces of baseball memorabilia to have entered the collecting marketplace. In addition to sheer rarity as a Hall of Fame game jersey, the shirt represents an iconic American figure in the best possible fashion. Robinson's #42 will never again be worn by a Major League player, and let there be no doubt that the significance of the offered jersey is destined to increase as time passes. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, LOA from MEARS Authentication (***Grade A10***), and a photographic copy of a 1948 image taken of Robinson wearing a jersey that appears to be nearly identical to the offered jersey, if not the actual jersey itself: EX-EX/MT (Estimate Upon Request) $325,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 170 Fine 1948 Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers road jersey. Road grey flannel Brooklyn Dodgers jersey worn by Hall of Fame shortstop Pee Wee Reese bears the "Dodgers" team name across the front. Original #1 remains affixed to the reverse and MacGregor/Goldsmith labeling remains inside the collar. Cream colored strip tag is found below with "Reese 1" chain stitched in red. A small strip tag with "1-48" chain stitched in red is sown on the interior tail front. The jersey displays beautifully with evident use while retaining fine original color to the lettering and numerals. Front of the shirt has a few very minor soiling spots mentioned for accuracy only, and has been signed, "Pee Wee Reese #1" in blue sharpie across the tail front. Reese was a perennial All-Star and a key member of the Dodgers' golden era in the 1940s and 50s. Reese finished in the top ten of the NL Most Valuable Player voting eight times. Along with the 1948 Jackie Robinson jersey, the Pee Wee Reese jersey was recently on display at the Museum of the City of New York in an exhibition called Glory Days: New York Baseball 1947 - 57. It is being offered publicly within the hobby for the first time and is without question one of the finest Reese game jerseys to have come into the marketplace. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (jersey) and JSA (autograph): EX-EX/MT ($20,000-$30,000) $25,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 171 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers team autographed baseball. Lightly toned cream color Giles NL ball is signed by (23) members of the World Champion Brooklyn "Bums" including Robinson, Campanella, Koufax, Furillo, Hodges, Kellert, Labine and Lasorda. Reese and Snider are clubhouse signed. Sigs remain very strong ranging from 7-10 out of 10. Fine condition example of a very popular 1950s era championship team ball. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-MT, Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 172 1963 World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers team autographed baseball. Near-white Giles NL ball features (26) signatures including Koufax, Drysdale, Alston, Durocher, Reiser, Wills, Podres, Roseboro, Howard, Gilliam and Moon. Signatures average 8 out of 10. Ball itself is near-white with minimal soiling or handling wear. Fine condition example of this important Championship team ball. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: NM, Signatures: NM-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 173 1956 New York Yankees World Champions commemorative black bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model black bat features gilt impressed names and facsimile signatures from the 1956 New York Yankees World Champion team members incl. Mantle, Berra, McDougald, Ford, Martin, Stengel, Dickey, Larsen and Skowron. Very fine example with minimal surface wear and flawless markings: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 174 Pair of 1958 New York Yankees World Championship gold cufflinks. Finely crafted pair of gold cufflinks measure 5/8" diam. and feature the Yankees top hat logo with inset red, white and blue stones encircled by the words "World Champions 1958". Back of each is marked "14k". In perfect condition exhibiting very minimal wear: NM ($1,500-$2,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 175 New York Yankees presentational ladies compact c.1950-60s. Fine quality sterling silver ladies compact displays an applique New York Yankees ornamental logo affixed to the lid. The Yankees emblem features inset gemstones. Exterior of the casing shows light handling wear with slight damage to the hinge on the lid. First such specimen that we have handled: EX-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 176 1956 World Champion New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Cream colored Spalding "Official Baseball" is signed by (28) players from the 1956 World Championship team including Mantle, Berra, Ford, Rizzuto, Larsen, McDougald, Skowron, Howard, Bauer, etc. Consistently strong signatures solidly average 7-8 out of 10. Ball itself appears unused with mild toning. Key 1950's Yankees team ball representing Mantle's historic Triple Crown season in fine overall condition: Includes LOA from JSA: Ball EX-MT, Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM/MT ($1,500-$2,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 177 1952 World Champion New York Yankees team signed baseball. Light cream colored Harridge AL ball is signed by (25) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. Mantle, Stengel, Berra, Mize, Bauer, Rizzuto, Houk, Dickey and McDougald. Blue and black ink signatures range from 7-10 out of 10, averaging 8/10. Ball itself is quite clean throughout with minimal evidence of handling. Very fine example of this tough Yankees championship team ball with no clubhouse signatures. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,597.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 178 Unique 1950 New York Yankees team autographed framed display piece. Matted and framed period display was signed at St. Petersburg, FL at the Yankees Spring Training in 1950. The matting area of the display has been autographed by (32) members of the World Champion Yankees to include DiMaggio, Stengel, Ford, Reynolds, Rizzuto, Mize, Coleman, Dickey, and Crosetti. Sigs range from 5 to 9 out of 10. The center area once held a photo of the young boys who received the autographs and now displays a replica photo of the 1950 team. Attractive and unique period Yankees display item. Includes LOA from JSA: Range EX-NM ($750-$1,000) $476.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 179 Tom Tresh professional model baseball bat c.1965-68. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 34.6oz. Heavy use is evident on the bat including ball marks, stitching impressions, rack marks, pine tare residue, handle crack (repaired with finish nails on back), and original handle tape at the base of the handle. Model #MC44 is stamped on knob end along with vintage "15" written in black marker. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 180 1953 Mickey Mantle autographed typewritten letter on Yankees letterhead. One-page letter typewritten and signed on August 7, 1953 is a standard response thanking a fan for a letter of support. Mantle's blue ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Letter shows typical fold lines and had had the Yankees top hat logo cut out from the top center. Includes LOA from JSA: EX-MT w/ note to logo ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 181 Vintage New York Yankees leather occasional travel bag c.1960s. Handled navy blue leather bag bears a period embroidered "Yankees" top hat logo on one side panel. The bag exhibits general handling/age wear. 24" long: VG-EX ($300-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 182 Fine Roger Maris professional model baseball bat c.1961-64. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 33.4oz. The bat exhibits fine usage characteristics including ball marks, stitching impressions, grain swelling, cleat marks, and a professionally repaired handle crack. A92 model number is stamped on the knob end along with a period "9" written in black marker. The offered bat dates to the pinnacle of Maris' storied career surrounding the epic season of 1961. As time passes and circumstances change within baseball today, the 61 home run record that Roger Maris established is truly appreciated as one of the greatest individual performances in the history of the game. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($4,000-$5,000) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 183 1966 Frank Crosetti New York Yankees professional model coaches jersey. Home white pinstriped flannel shirt features interlocking "NY" logo on front (restored) and player #2 on back (original). Spalding tag is stitched on front tail with adjacent size "42" tag. Year designation "66" appears below in blue chain stitch. Wash tag is stitched at bottom of front tail with adjacent "Set 1 1966" flag tag. Felt strip tag is absent from collar. Frank Crosetti has signed the front in blue sharpie. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Shirt exhibits excellent usage wear with no significant structural faults and retains superb display quality. Crosetti played shortstop for 17 seasons in New York, alongside a legion of Yankee greats including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and DiMaggio, and then coached for 20 more years. He collected enough World Series rings for all his fingers and toes, as Yankees manager Joe Torre once joked. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (jersey), Grey Flanel (jersey), and JSA (auto.): EX-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 184 Exceptional Mickey Mantle professional model baseball bat c.1966. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 32.3oz. The bat displays tremendous evidence of use including ball marks on all hitting surfaces, stitching impressions, and cleat marks. The back of the barrel has some surface checking from repeated ball contact which has been professionally restored for aesthetic purposes only. Model #W215 is stamped on the knob end, directly dating the bat to the 1966 season, which was the only occasion in which Mantle used that model according to Louisville Slugger factory records. The bat originated from the personal collection of Mantle's teammate, Mel Stottlemyre. Stottlemyre was associated with a gentleman from Yakima, WA, where Stottlemyre's family once resided. The bat was given directly to the gentleman by Stottlemyre following the 1966 season along with other Yankees related materials. Mickey Mantle remains, to date, the more popular and revered slugger of baseballÆs Golden Era in the 1950s. The manner in which Mantle both played and lived his life during the 1950-60s endeared him to a generation of American fans and cemented his legacy as one of the all-time greats of the game. Very fine Mantle game bat with desirable provenance and succinct usage documentation with regard to dating period. Includes LOAs from MEARS Authentication (Graded A9.5), PSA/DNA (Graded GU9), Hunt Auctions, and a letter of provenance from the original recipient: EX ($25,000-$35,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 185 Babe Ruth single signed baseball. Light to moderately toned Frick NL ball is signed across the sweet spot by Babe Ruth. Large blue fountain pen signature rates a strong 7 out of 10. The ball itself has some typical light to moderate handling/age wear inclusive of some surface scratching. Fine example with excellent display qualities. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($7,500-$10,000) $6,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 186 Lou Gehrig autographed baseball. Red and blue stitched Harridge AL ball features a bold and neatly rendered signature of Lou Gehrig in fountain pen perfectly centered on the sweet spot. Signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball itself is moderately toned with even soiling throughout and small scattered abrasions. The ball displays perfectly as a single, however close inspection of the east panel reveals the faintest evidence of a faded partial inscription "All my best.." as well as the word "Champions". This additional writing was only decipherable by JSA with the use of their "spectrograph" machine and is not readily visible to the naked eye. Outstanding Gehrig signed ball with exceptional display quality. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX ($4,000-$6,000) $9,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 187 Babe Ruth photo inscribed to Yankees teammate Lyn Lary. 7"x9" original sepia toned portrait photograph of Babe Ruth in uniform is inscribed "To My Pal Broadway Lary from Babe Ruth Oct. 6th 1929." The "Broadway Lary" portion of the inscription has been erased, leaving only the impression of the writing visible on the surface of the photo. The remaining writing rates 7-8 out of 10. Lyn Lary and Babe Ruth were teammates with the Yankees from 1929-1934, during which time they won a World Series together in 1932. The photo shows excellent image quality and is free from noticeable wear. Photo remains in a period frame. Includes LOA from JSA. Photo: NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 188 Babe Ruth autographed cut signature. 2 1/4"x3 1/2" section cut from a business receipt features a large and bold signature of Babe Ruth in black ink. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Cut shows vertical and horizontal fold lines a some light creasing. Includes LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($2,500-$3,500) $1,597.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 189 Lou Gehrig autographed cut signature. 2"x3 1/4" section of paper adhered to thick card stock features Lou Gehrig's neatly rendered signature in fountain pen. Signature rates 9 out of 10. The notation "Autog" appears above Gehrig's signature in an unknown hand. Includes LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($2,500-$3,500) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 190 Babe Ruth autographed real photo postcard. Black and white 3 1/2"x5 1/2" image picturing Ruth batting has been signed in bold blue fountain pen by Ruth at the upper left corner. Signature rates 8 out of 10. The clean postcard back is postally unused with no writing of any kind. The front corners show light staining from tape which is entirely relegated to the white margins. A small stain at the lower right corner slightly encroaches upon the image. Includes LOA from JSA: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 191 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball. Lightly toned red and blue stitched Wilson brand "American League" baseball is signed by Ruth on the sweet spot and Gehrig on the bottom panel. The proximity of both signatures is such that they display ideally together from a single vantage. Both signatures are uniformly rendered with Babe Ruth's signature rating 6 out of 10 and Lou Gehrig's rating 7 out of 10. The ball itself displays nicely with some minor soiling and surface wear. Fine Ruth and Gehrig dual signed exemplar. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: EX-MT/NM ($5,000-$7,500) $6,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 192 1926 New York Yankees team autographed baseball. Medium toned Wilson "Official League" baseball is signed by (24) members of the 1926 American League Champion New York Yankees. Signatures include Ruth, Gehrig, Huggins, Lazzeri, Dugan, Adams, Muesel, Koenig, Beall, Combs, Woods (trainer), Braxton, Merkle, McQuaid, Gazella, Paschal, Collins, and Skiff. Clubhouse signatures include Shawkey, Thomas, Pennock, Shocker, Hoyt and one other on the north panel. Signatures range from 3-8 out of 10, averaging 6-7/10. Ruth is light on the sweet spot with his last name affected by a large stain. Gehrig, Lazzeri and Huggins are among the stronger examples. Ball shows moderate general soiling and handling wear with a few small rust stains in addition to the aforementioned larger stain. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-VG/EX ($4,000-$6,000) $2,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 193 1932 New York Yankees partial team signed baseball. Toned and soiled ball has no visible markings and shows (15) signatures. Babe Ruth appears on the sweet spot in black ink, rating 6 out of 10. Lou Gehrig appears on right side panel, rating 6-7 out of 10. Other signatures include Dickey, Saltzgaver, Andrews, Crosetti and Johnson. Signatures range from a few that are indiscernible to 6-7 out of 10. Ruth and Gehrig stand out as the most prominent. Ball has suffered some surface deterioration over area of manufacturer's markings, not affecting the frontal display quality or Gehrig panel. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: GD ($2,500-$3,500) $1,926.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 195 Babe Ruth et al autographed baseball c.1922-23. Clear coated and toned D&M "University League" ball is signed by (15) players from either the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, or Brooklyn Dodgers. Babe Ruth has signed across the sweet spot in desirable early playing career format with quotations around his first name. The Ruth signature rates 5/6 out of 10. Other signers include Dazzy Vance, Burleigh Grimes, Bob Shawkey, Carl Mays, Joe Bush, and Stanley Coveleski ranging from 4-7 out of 10. Desirable early playing career Ruth exemplar displaying nicely on the sweet spot. Includes LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($2,500-$3,500)
 
See a Picture of this Item 196 1909 World Series ticket stub. Press ticket stub was issued for games played at Detroit's Bennett Park. The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers and the match-up of rival superstars Honus Wagner and Ty Cobb. The Pirates won the Series in seven games to capture their first championship of the modern era and the second championship in the club's history. Stub has a vertical crease and name "Henry Edwards" written on bearer line: VG ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 197 1910 Detroit Base Ball Club season pass. Rare season pass was issued by the American League Champion Detroit Tigers for the 1910 season. Pass has name of bearer written on front and is signed by President Frank J. Navin. Navin was the principal owner of the Detroit Tigers for 27 years, from 1909 to 1935. He also served as vice president and acting president of the American League. His signature rates 8 out of 10. Minimal wear is evident; however, light adhesive staining appears on back from scrapbook removal. Includes LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($300-$500) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 198 1909 program cover for a dinner given by John Heydler and Harry Pulliam and 1909 Harry Pulliam "In Memoriam" card. Harry Pulliam was elected NL president in 1903, helping to forge a peace between the AL and NL that resulted in the National Agreement that governed baseball through 1920. Pulliam had a nervous temperament, and proved unable to cope with criticism. In February 1909, he began to show signs of mental illness, and tragically, on July 25, 1909, he committed suicide. Offered here is an ornately printed 8"x10 1/2" program cover for a dinner hosted by Heydler and Pulliam on Feb. 16, 1909. Accompanying is a 4 1/2"x6 1/2" card issued in tribute to Harry Pulliam after his death on Oct. 8, 1909 "By order of the National Commission - B.B. Johnson, John A. Heydler, Aug. Herrmann and John E. Bruce." The date of the card coincides with the first game of the 1909 World Series and provides a directive that a similar card be printed each year in Pulliam's honor. Card has paper residue on the back from scrapbook removal: Program cover: EX, Card: VG-EX ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 199 Ticket stub attributed to the 1910 World Series. Press ticket stub was issued for games played at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. Full stub includes unused tabs attached for Games #3 and #4 at Shibe that proved unnecessary as the Philadelphia Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs three games to two with three games played at Chicago's West Side Grounds and two at Shibe Park. Ticket is not dated but is presumed to be from 1910 based upon corresponding pieces from the same collection. A brown stain appears on front of Game 3 tab and adhesive staining from scrapbook removal is evident on the reverse. Stub has name "H. P. Edwards" written on bearer line: VG-EX ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 200 Lot of (3) Chicago Cubs season passes 1909-10. Includes pair of 1909 passes and a pass for the 1910 season, all three of which feature appealing Cubbie mascot graphics. Each pass has name of bearer written on front. Passes show light to moderate wear with light adhesive staining on backs from scrapbook removal: Range VG-EX ($500-$750) $500.00
 
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