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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 201 1911 Base Ball Writer's Association dinner program and invitation. High quality dinner program and invitation was issued by the hosting Philadelphia Athletics for a December 12, 1911 event at the Hotel Astor in New York. 6 1/4"x9 1/4" program features three pages bound with ribbon including a menu on the interior. Pages are attached at spine with ribbon. Accompanying 6 1/2"x7 1/2" invitation features an embossed Philadelphia Athletics symbol at top: VG-EX and EX-MT respectively ($500-$750) $1,018.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 202 Lot of (4) 1910-14 Shibe Park and (1) 1915 League Park World Series press passes. Press passes were issued for games played at Philadelphia's Shibe Park for the 1910, 1911, 1913 and 1914 World Series' and the 1915 World Series games at Philadelphia's League Park. By 1914, the Philadelphia Athletics had become a World Series regular and had dethroned two of Major League Baseball's first post-season dynasties by beating both the Chicago Cubs and New York Giants on more than one occasion. The reign ended after a stunning series sweep by the Miracle Braves in 1914. In 1915 it was the Phillies that reached the Fall Classic, facing the Boston Red Sox and their star rookie pitcher Babe Ruth in his World Series debut. Three of the Shibe passes have bearer's name written in ink: Range VG-VG/EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 203 1911 World Series full ticket. Rare full ticket was issued for games played at New York's Polo Grounds. Ticket allowed bearer admission to Games 1, 2 and 3 at the Polo Grounds and has been punched three times. The 1911 World Series saw the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants four games to two with three games played in New York and three at Shibe Park. Creasing and minor soiling are evident throughout: GD ($750-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 204 1911 World Series ticket stub. Press ticket stub was issued for games played at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. Full stub includes unused tab attached for Game #4 at Shibe that proved unnecessary as the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants four games to two with three games played in New York and three at Shibe Park. A few specks of paper loss from scrapbook removal are evident on the reverse. Stub has name "Henry P. Edwards" written on bearer line: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 205 Invitation cover to the Dedication of Fenway Park on May 16, 1912. 6 1/2"x8 1/4" cover of printed invitation for the May 16, 1912 dedication ceremony of the newly constructed home of the Boston Red Sox to be followed by game between Boston and Chicago. The invitation appears to have had a fold over leaf that was detached at the spine. Invitation cover features a detailed engraved rendering of Fenway Park at top: EX ($750-$1,250) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 206 Invitation cover to the Opening of Navin Field on April 18, 1912. 6"x8" cover of printed invitation for April 18, 1912 dedication ceremony of the newly constructed home of the Detroit Tigers to be followed by game between Cleveland and Detroit. The invitation appears to have had a fold over leaf that was detached at the spine. Invitation cover features a detailed color rendering of Tiger at top: EX ($750-$1,250) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 207 Invitation to the Dedication of Ebbets Field on July 15, 1913. 5 3/4"x7" engraved and ornately printed invitation summoned guests to the July 15, 1913 dedication ceremony of the newly constructed park at Bedford Ave. and Sullivan Street to be followed by a game between Brooklyn and Chicago. Quality invitation features a rendering of the Ebbets fatade and embossed graphics. Shows areas of light age toning: EX ($750-$1,250) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 208 1913 New Orleans Pelicans Opening Day Invitation cover. 6"x7 1/4" cover of printed invitation for the April 10, 1913 opening day game for the New Orleans Pelicans of the Southern Association. The invitation appears to have had a fold over leaf that was detached at the spine. The New Orleans Pelicans of this era were a much storied franchise inclusive of Joe Jackson's memorable season in 1910, in which he led all league batters with a .354 average, and back-to-back pennant winners in 1910 and 1911: EX ($300-$500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 209 1914 Boston Braves World Series pass. Rare press pass was issued by the National League Champion Boston Braves for their World Series match-up with Philadelphia A's. The "Miracle Braves" would go on to stun the powerhouse A's with a series sweep. Pass has name of bearer written on front. Minimal wear is evident; however, light adhesive staining appears on back from scrapbook removal: EX ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 210 1913 Federal League season pass. Rare season pass issued for the first year of the rebel league features printed image of a player in the upper left corner as well as a stable of teams including Chicago, Cleveland, Covington, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Indianapolis. Pass has name of bearer written on front and is signed by President John T. Powers. Minimal wear is evident; however, light adhesive staining appears on back from scrapbook removal: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 211 Rare "Nuf Ced" McGreevy business card. 1 1/2"x3" printed calling card from famed Boston sports figure Mike "Nuf Ced" McGreevy. McGreevy is one of Boston's men of legend who was the owner and bartender of M.T. McGreevy & Co, Importers, or what was better known to fans as the "Third Base Saloon" because it was the last stop on the way home after the game. McGreevy became the leader of the "Royal Rooters" fan club who cheered for their Boston Pilgrims at every home game. McGreevy's calling card is simply printed "'Nuf Ced' McGreevy Boston": EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 212 1911 Chalmers Trophy Commission Dinner program. Rare original two-page program from a dinner at Hotel Astor in New York on October 17, 1911 that celebrated the leading batsmen of the American and National Leagues for the 1911 season. The Chalmers Award is largely considered the first modern era Most Valuable Player award with the winners receiving Chalmers automobiles as prizes. Ty Cobb and Chicago's Fred Schulte were Chalmers Award recipients in 1911 and are pictured on the program's interior. The cover features an image of a baseball game in progress and decorative rendering of period equipment. Name "H.P. Edwards" is printed on lower left corner of cover. Program has separated at spine and has been professionally repaired. Program is otherwise fairly clean and well preserved: VG-EX w/ note to repair ($1,000-$1,500) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 213 1913 World Series ticket stub. Press ticket stub was issued for games played at New York's Polo Grounds. Full stub includes unused tab attached for Game #4 at the Polo Grounds that proved unnecessary as the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants four games to one with three games played in New York and two at Shibe Park. A vertical crease appears at center and a few specks of paper loss from scrapbook removal are evident on the reverse. Stub has name "Henry P. Edwards" written on bearer line and "Cleveland Plain Dealer" written at top: VG ($750-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 214 Pair of 1918 World Series ticket stubs. Press ticket stubs were issued for Game #1 played at Boston's Fenway Park (Game 4 of series) and an unspecified game at Chicago's Comiskey Park. The 1918 World Series saw the Boston Red Sox defeat the Chicago Cubs four games to two. The Series victory for the Red Sox was their fifth in five attempts, going back to 1903. 1918 would be the last Red Sox World Series Championship until 2004 with the 86-year drought being famously attributed to the "Curse of the Bambino". Game #1 at Fenway Park (Game 4 of the series) saw starting pitcher Babe Ruth earn his second win of the series, holding the Cubs scoreless until the eighth inning when his World Series record scoreless inning streak was halted at 29 2/3. Comiskey stub has name "Henry P. Edwards - Cleve. Pla.." written on bearer line: EX-MT and VG-EX respectively ($1,000-$1,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 215 1913 World Series ticket stub. Press ticket stub was issued for games played at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. Full stub includes unused tab attached for Game #4 at Shibe that proved unnecessary as the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants four games to one. A vertical crease appears at center and a few specks of paper loss from scrapbook removal are evident on the reverse. Stub has name "Henry P. Edwards" written on bearer line: VG ($750-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 216 1914 World Series ticket stub. 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 Miracle Braves beat the Philadelphia Athletics in a four game sweep with two games played in Philadelphia and two at Boston's Fenway Park. Moderate creasing is evident and a few specks of paper loss and staining from scrapbook removal are evident on the reverse. Stub has name "Henry P. Edwards" written on bearer line: VG ($750-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 217 1917 World Series ticket stub. Press ticket stub was issued for games played at New York's Brush Stadium. In the 1917 World Series, the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants four games to two. Stub has name "Henry P. Edwards" written on bearer line: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 218 Pair of 1917 World Series ticket stubs. Press ticket stubs were issued for Game #1 played at New York's Brush Stadium and an unspecified game at Chicago's Comiskey Park. In the 1917 World Series, the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants four games to two. The Sox won Game #1 of the series in Chicago 2-1 behind a complete game by Eddie Cicotte. Comiskey stub has name "Henry P. Edwards - Cleve. Pl. Dealer" written on bearer line: EX and VG respectively ($1,000-$1,500) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 219 1918 World Series ticket stub. Press ticket stub was issued for Game #4 played at Boston's Fenway Park. The 1918 World Series saw the Boston Red Sox defeat the Chicago Cubs four games to two behind two wins by pitcher Babe Ruth. The Series victory for the Red Sox was their fifth in five attempts, going back to 1903. 1918 would be the last Red Sox World Series Championship until 2004 with the 86-year drought being famously attributed to the "Curse of the Bambino". A small hole appears at top and two small areas of paper residue appear on back from scrapbook removal: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 220 1919 World Series ticket stub. Press ticket stub was issued for games played at Chicago's Comiskey Park. The 1919 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds is best remembered for the infamous Black Sox Scandal, when several members of the Chicago franchise conspired with gamblers to throw World Series games. The best of nine series was "won" by the Reds in eight games with games 3, 4, 5 and 8 played at Comiskey Park. Stub has two small areas of surface paper loss on front with writing on bearer line: VG ($1,500-$2,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 221 1919 World Series ticket stub. Press ticket stub was issued for games played at Cincinnati's Redland Field. The 1919 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds is best remembered for the infamous Black Sox Scandal, when several members of the Chicago franchise conspired with gamblers to throw World Series games. The best of nine series was "won" by the Reds in eight games with games 1, 2, 6 and 7 played at Redland Field. Stub has name writing on bearer line: VG-EX ($1,500-$2,000) $2,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 222 1919 World Series press pass. Press pass was issued for games played at Cincinnati's Redland Field. The 1919 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds is best remembered for the infamous Black Sox Scandal, when several members of the Chicago franchise conspired with gamblers to throw World Series games. The best of nine series was "won" by the Reds in eight games with games 1, 2, 6 and 7 played at Redland Field. Pass shows light creasing and two small areas of discoloration: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $1,381.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 223 Pair of 1920 World Series ticket stubs. Press ticket stubs were issued for Game #3 played at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field and an unspecified game at Cleveland's League Park. In the 1920 World Series, the Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, then known interchangeably as the Robins, in seven games, five games to two. A section of surface paper loss affects left edge of Cleveland ticket: VG and EX respectively ($1,000-$1,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 224 1920 World Series ticket stub. Ticket stub was issued for Game #4 played at Cleveland's League Park in which the Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-1, on their way to a World Series title in seven games. A section of surface paper loss affects the back: VG ($750-$1,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 225 1922 and 1923 World Series press passes. Rare press passes were issued for the consecutive World Series match-ups between the New York Giants and New York Yankees. The 1922 pass was issued for the Polo Grounds, the shared venue for both teams and the sole location for each of the five games in the series (the Giants prevailed 4 games to 2). The 1923 pass was issued for both the Polo Grounds and the Yankees newly constructed home, Yankee Stadium. In the 1923 World Series, the Yankees beat the Giants in six games. This would be the first of the Yankees' twenty six World Series championships. Both passes have name of bearer written on front and punch holes for each game utilized. The 1922 pass has creasing and two areas of paper loss on front. The 1923 pass has light creasing and adhesive staining on back from scrapbook removal: GD and VG respectively ($750-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 226 Lot of (2) 1932 World Series ticket stubs from Game 3 "Called Shot" and Game 4. Desirable Game 3 stub from the infamous "Called Shot" game in which Babe Ruth hit his storied home run has a fresh appearance with a few small areas of surface paper loss at top right edge. Game 4 stub has multiple creases with no notable paper loss: Both VG-VG/EX ($1,000-$1,500) $2,310.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 227 Signed typewritten letters from Sam Breadon and Ring Lardner (2). Includes typewritten letter to Henry P. Edwards from St. Louis Cardinals majority owner and team President Sam Breadon on St. Louis Cardinals letterhead. The letter dated October 22, 1946 thanks Edwards for his congratulations on winning the 1946 World Series and is signed "S. Breadon" in black ink. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Second letter was typewritten to Edwards on March 13, 1933 by famous sports writer Ring Lardner on La Quinta Resort stationery. Lardner requests that his B.B.W.A. pass be sent to him at his present location. Lardner's black ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: Breadon letter: EX-MT, Lardner letter: VG-EX ($300-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 228 1932 Chicago Cubs World Series press pin. Elusive press pin from the series best remembered for Babe Ruth's "Called Shot" depicts a Cubby Bear mascot in black enamelwork set on a baseball background: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 229 1941 All-Star Game lighter. Sterling silver cigarette lighter issued for the game played in Detroit features enameled baseball diamond motif that reads "All-Star Game American League" with a baseball at center in relief that reads "Detroit 1941": EX-MT ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 230 Collection of (8) American League season passes c.1911-48. Includes passes for years: 1911, 1914, 1917, 1918 (2 diff.), 1919, 1921 and 1948. Passes all have name of bearer written on front. Majority show only minor wear or soiling with several having paper residue on back from scrapbook removal: Range VG/EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 231 Collection of (9) Base Ball Writer's Association of America season passes c.1909-22. Includes one each for years: 1909, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921 and 1922. Passes all have name of bearer written on front. Majority show varying degrees of paper residue on back from scrapbook removal: Range VG-EX ($300-$500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 232 Balance of Henry P. Edwards collection. Includes (11) pieces inclusive of 1909 Ohio and Pennsylvania League pass, 1910 and 1913 Ohio State League passes, 1914 Boston Press Club pass, a Pittsburgh Base Ball Club banquet invitation, a 1910 letter from the Cleveland Umpire's Association, a pair of ticket stubs to the 1914 International Davis Cup tennis tournament, a photograph of Edwards presenting a trophy to a White Sox player c.1930's and a large 11"x14" photo of Edwards on the field with Connie Mack: Range VG-EX/MT ($300-$400) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 233 1911 World Series program. Original program was issued for a game played at the Polo Grounds in New York between the Philadelphia Athletics and New York Giants. Interior remains fairly clean throughout and is unscored. Front and back covers are intact with a small edge chip and some separation at the bottom portion of the spine. One of the cleaner examples we have handled: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 234 1912 Boston Red Sox World Championship commemorative banquet program. Foldout cardboard souvenir program menu was issued in honor of the World Champion Red Sox for a banquet held on January 30, 1913 at the Boston Tavern. Front cover features a very attractive color tinted graphic depicting a game scene with crossed bats and two red socks at the top. Interior has titling on left page and menu on the right with entree dishes named after the Red Sox players. 7"x11" with some light surface soiling and a vertical fold line on both front and back covers: VG-EX ($500-$750) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 235 1923 World Series program. Original program was issued for Game #2 played at the Polo Grounds in New York in which Babe Ruth hit two home runs. The program exhibits moderate use including a detached, but intact, front cover with a period date/notation at the bottom and a vertical fold line. Interior is partially scored and has a few period ink notations on the scoring page as well. Desirable program dating to Ruth's first World Championship as a Yankee for the game in which he belted two home runs: VG (with note to cover) ($500-$750) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 236 1929 World Series program. Very high grade example of a tough and condition sensitive World Series program. The issue retains near white covers and interior pages. The front cover has a minor age toning spot at the bottom left mentioned for accuracy only. Overall, the program exhibits minimal handling and age wear remaining unscored on the interior. Issued for a game played at Philadelphia between the Athletics and Cubs. Without question the finest condition example that we have handled: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 237 1932 World Series program at New York. Issued for game played at Yankee Stadium. Program remains unscored and fairly clean overall with a vertical band of surface wear on front cover. A vertical crease runs through program from being folded and centerfold pages have detached from staples at spine: VG-EX/EX ($500-$750) $532.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 237a 1946 All-Star Game program and ticket stub. Vintage program issued for the game played at Fenway Park remains very clean and is unscored. Corresponding ticket stub is equally clean with no creasing: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 238 Rare 1915 Boston Red Sox World Series press pin. Seldom offered brass oval pin was issued for Babe Ruth's first World Series appearance with the Boston Red Sox. A Boston harbor scene in relief appears at the center panel. Retains threaded post brass backing. Highly coveted original World Series press pin: EX/MT-NM ($2,500-$3,500) $8,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 239 1916 Boston Red Sox World Series press pin. Very rare and desirable press pin was issued for the 1916 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Brooklyn Robins. Red and blue enameled pin retains its original threaded post backing. The 1916 World Series saw the Red Sox capture their second straight title, which included a 13 inning scoreless pitching performance by Babe Ruth. Front remains very clean with vibrant color and only minor surface wear: EX-MT ($1,500-$2,500) $6,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 240 1920 New York Giants season pass. Sterling silver octagonal pass was issued for the New York Giants 1920 season. Inscribed on the reverse to "Gov. Edward Edwards & Party 432" and stamped by mfg. Lambert Bros: EX-MT ($500-$750) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 241 1937 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Red, white, and blue enameled pin exhibits only light general surface wear: EX-MT ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 242 1938 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Enameled pin remains very clean as issued for the Yankees appearance in the 1938 World Series: NM ($500-$750) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 243 1941 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Red, white, and blue enameled pin exhibits only light general surface wear: EX-MT ($400-$500) $363.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 244 1941 All-Star game press pin. Issued for the game played at Detroit's Briggs Stadium with an inset blue enamel field: EX/MT-NM ($300-$400) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 245 1942 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Sterling silver shield shaped pin issued for the Yankees during the 1942 World Series. Retains its original cardboard backing: Pin: NM, Backing: VG ($300-$400) $303.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 246 1943 All-Star Game press pin. Threaded post sterling silver pin issued for the game played at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. One of the rarest 1940s era All-Star game press pins: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $424.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 247 1943 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Sterling silver pin issued for the Yankees during the 1943 World Series: NM ($300-$400) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 248 1944 St. Louis Browns World Series press pin. Rare brass pin issued for the 1944 World Series played between the St. Louis Browns and St. Louis Cardinals. Light general wear: EX-MT ($400-$500) $330.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 249 1946 All-Star game press pin. Issued for the game played at Boston's Fenway Park: EX/MT-NM ($300-$400) $391.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 250 1947 All-Star Game press pin. Rare red, white, and blue enameled pin issued for the game played in Chicago. Circular nut to the threaded post on back is a replacement: EX-MT ($300-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 250a 1949 All-Star game press pin at Brooklyn. Clean example with very little general wear: EX-MT ($300-$400) $303.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 251 Replica Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Louisville Slugger baseball bat display rack. Quality modern replica of c.1920's A-frame store display bat rack stands 66" tall. Wooden marquis sign at the top features stenciled advertising on both sides claiming Louisville Slugger bats to be "Used and Endorsed by the Batting Heroes of All Ages". Wooden pegs on both sides allow for display of 18 bats per side. Great vintage looking rack ideal for displaying any bat collection: EX-MT ($500-$750) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 252 Louisville Slugger billy club c.1930s-40s. Wooden handled club with the Louisville Slugger Hillerich & Bradsby Co. logo at the centerbrand area. 23" long: EX ($300-$400) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 253 Baseball line marker c.1930s. Wooden handled tin cylindrical line marker retains its original cast iron wheels. Exhibits general usage wear including some rusting to the wheels. 38" tall: VG-EX ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 254 Rare Adirondack baseball bat rack c.1950s. "A" frame metal bat rack displays a total of (24) bats on "U" shaped brackets. Rack retains its rare original Adirondack metal marquis sign with remnants of "Al Dark" model bat decoration on one end panel. 34" long by 48" tall with the metal panels showing general surface wear: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 255 Spalding baseball advertising banner c.1940-50s. Large gold satin banner features a baseball shaped Spalding logo on the front. 41" tall retaining its original wooden dowel hanging rod: EX ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 256 Spalding "National League Jr." model baseball c.1920s. Unused black and red stitched baseball features notably bold stampings and clean surface: NM ($500-$750) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 257 Pair of Official National League baseballs sealed in their original boxes. Includes Ford Frick and Warren Giles National League baseballs both sealed in their original Spalding boxes: NM ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 258 Rare Harry Pulliam National League baseball c.1909. Official red and black stitched Spalding NL baseball retains bold manufacturer's stampings across the sweet spot. Red ink stamping of Pulliam's facsimile signature adorn the side panel. The ball shows light to moderate wear including some surface scuffing. First example of this very tough NL ball that we have handled: VG/EX-EX ($1,000-$2,000) $1,350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 259 Hank Greenberg store model baseball glove c.1930s. Full size OK Mfg. Co. model #845 exhibits "Hank Greenberg" block letter stampings on the interior. Glove interior and exterior remain very clean with original light brown color and light general surface wear: EX ($400-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 260 Babe Ruth store model baseball glove c.1930s. Full size brown leather Babe Ruth "Home Run Special" glove exhibits moderate general use including some surface wrinkling and general wear. Interior has a fairly pronounced "Babe Ruth" facsimile signature stamping on the palm area. Back of the glove retains its original Spalding label on the backstrap with period initials "EAK" written on the finger area: VG ($1,000-$1,500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 261 Lou Gehrig store model baseball glove c.1930-40s. Arco "The Scooper" model #63RH first baseman's mitt exhibits block letter "Lou Gehrig Type" stampings on the interior heel area. Name stampings retain a portion of their original silver inlay. General condition of the glove surface is very fine with light general use. Desirable LHT glove as a correct hand for Gehrig model gloves: VG-EX ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 262 Cy Young store model baseball glove c.1930s. Hutch tan colored leather glove displays a Cy Young facsimile signature stamping on the interior palm area remaining nicely visible. Back of the glove shows some dryness to the interior padding and retains its original brass button: VG-EX ($300-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 263 Walter Johnson store model baseball glove c.1930s. Slightly smaller size Goldsmith light tan leather glove features a Walter Johnson facsimile signature stamping on the interior palm area. Glove shows light to moderate general use with an owner's name lightly written on the back of the thumb pocket in period ink: VG-EX ($300-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 264 G.C. Alexander store model baseball glove c.1920-30s. Brown leather glove features a facsimile signature of Alexander on the interior pocket area. The glove itself shows light to moderate general use with the interior portion of the backstrap removed in the period for comfort: VG-EX (with note to backstrap) ($300-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 265 Rare Ty Cobb store model baseball glove c.1915-20. Black leather fielder's style glove retains its original 1 1/2" web. The back of the glove displays its original "Ty Cobb Brand" model label by Jarvis Co. The glove itself shows heavy use including surface cracking, dryness, and some losses to the backstrap. One of two such examples we have handled: GD ($750-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 266 Reach baseman's mitt c.1910. High quality full size red leather baseman's mitt retains its original brass button on the backstrap. The glove retains its original surface which shows light to moderate usage wear: VG-EX ($300-$400) $220.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 267 Reach baseman's mitt c.1900-10. Fine quality white leather baseman's mitt retains its original grommet style back with Reach logo stampings on the interior. The glove exhibits light to moderate general use/soiling with supple original leather surface: VG-EX ($400-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 268 Winchester model baseman's mitt c.1920s. Two tone leather mitt features a tan colored interior retaining its silver impressed Winchester Brand stampings. Black leather exterior remains fairly clean with light use and is missing its original Winchester label: EX ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 269 "Sportsmen's Headquarters" Winchester baseball equipment display sign c.1930s. Vintage pressboard display sign depicts various impressed images of Winchester model baseball equipment including glove, ball, mask, and bat. 6"x17" with reinforced wooden backing and hang chain. Front piece has an age crack at the lower left corner: EX ($400-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 270 Unique Rawlings oversized store display baseman's mitt c.1930s. Huge Rawlings George McQuinn model baseman's mitt measuring nearly 20" tall was made exactly in the fashion of a typically sized glove. The glove displays some age toning and light "wear" to both exterior and interior surfaces while retaining its original patina. Very fine period display piece: VG-EX ($750-$1,250) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 271 Winchester Sporting Goods baseball advertising triptych display c.1920s. Three panel cardboard advertising display features a color lithographic baseball scene in pastel color. Each section measures 17"x41" framed, which combines for a visually impressive overall display. All three panels remain in very fine condition with some minor edge wear and a few general surface blemishes including some creasing: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 272 Lot of (2) vintage baseball catcher's masks. Includes vintage baseball catcher's mask with throat protector c.1920s. Desirable round spitter catcher's mask has an uncommon leather padded throat protector and retains its original leather interior padding and canvas backstrap: VG-EX. Also includes unusual baseball catcher's mask with three bar construction c.1930s. Rare period catcher's mask with three horizontal bar format retains its original interior leather padding and canvas backstrap: VG-EX ($500-$750) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 273 Unique Spalding catcher's mask with throat protector and ear flaps c.1910-15. Large 13" tall cast iron mask with a pointed fatade retains its original leather padded ear flaps and throat protector. Original canvas head strapping is present, but partially detached, retaining Spalding labeling. Interior leather padding has some crazing and separation to a few areas: VG-EX ($750-$1,250) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 274 Hillerich & Bradsby Co. "League Regulation" decal bat c.1910-15. Full size 35" long Louisville Slugger "King of the Field" model bat retains a colorful horizontal decal on the barrel end. Decal remains approx. 80% intact in its original condition: EX ($300-$500) $244.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 275 Hillerich & Bradsby "Professional" model decal bat c.1915. Large 36" bat features early H&B centerbrand, and "Professional" decal on barrel remaining approx. 90% intact with some surface wear. Bat retains fine burnt oil finish surface and period application of black handle tape: EX ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 276 Reach "Burley" decal bat c.1910-15. Full size 34" bat features pronounced centerbrand and decal on barrel with player image remaining approx. 60-70% intact with some surface wear. A moderate handle crack is evident: VG-EX ($300-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 277 Ty Cobb decal baseball bat c.1915. Desirable full size 33" long Louisville Slugger model bat displays a vertical formation color decal of Ty Cobb. The decal remains approx. 85% intact with some light to moderate chipping and surface wear: VG-EX/EX ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 278 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson decal baseball bat c.1910-15. Two toned Louisville Slugger model 40JJ dash dot dash bat measures 33" long and retains beautiful original color and finish. The barrel end has a horizontal decal featuring an image of Jackson and facsimile signature. Decal remains in original unrestored condition, and while it does have quite a bit of chipping, the decal presents uncommonly well for its grade as the Jackson portrait image remains mostly intact. Bat: EX, Decal: GD ($500-$750) $575.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 279 Hillerich & Bradsby "League Regulation" model decal bat c.1915-20. Full size 33" long bat retains a colorful decal on the barrel end remaining approx. 85% intact. "King of the Field" Hillerich & Bradsby Co. stampings at the centerbrand area are very bold: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 280 Harry Gowdy model decal bat c.1915-20. Full size Louisville Slugger model 40HG flame tempered two tone baseball bat displays a vertical decal of Harry Gowdy on the barrel end. Decal remains in original unrestored condition presenting as approx. 80-85% intact. The bat itself retains a beautiful original surface and coloration: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 281 Lot of (2) vintage baseball bats of Louisville manufacture c.1920-30s. Includes "Louisville Bat Co. No. 18 Major League" model measuring 33" long with horseshoe logo at center: EX; and "Louisville Mascot Big League Model" with unique "flame tempered" home run area stampings and coloration to the barrel, 34": EX ($400-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 282 J.F. Hillerich & Son "Ball Balanced" baseball bat c.1910-15. Uncommon model style features a "ball" shaped knob (hence the naming). Manufacturer's stampings remain visible at the centerbrand area. The bat itself shows heavy use inclusive of scratching and multiple indentations to the barrel end. 33 3/4" long: VG ($500-$750) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 283 1904 baseball sectional trophy bat. Finely hand crafted sectional trophy bat features four piece construction in two tone finish color. An applied silverplated shield at the centerbrand area is inscribed, "Presented by the M.S.D.B.B. Club to the Sun Dodgers July 16, 1904". Bat retains its original surface with some typical light scratching and a few minor indentations. 34 1/2" long: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $767.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 284 Exceptional 1870 baseball trophy bat. Stunning rosewood bat measuring 38" in length and weighing 48oz. has a silverplated end cap with crossed bats and ball decoration at the center area. "The Champion Bat 1870" is engraved onto a silverplated cross symbol as well. Both length and weight are stamped (original to its manufacture) onto the end of the small termination style knob. The bat remains in a fine state of preservation with a few areas of very minor surface wear: EX-EX/MT ($4,000-$5,000) $5,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 285 1890's-1900 Spalding tin advertising sign. 9"x20" tin panel bears embossed lettering and logo promoting Spalding Athletic Goods. Tin sign shows moderate surface wear and areas of rust. Sign is affixed to wood board for display that is not original to the piece: VG ($750-$1,000) $495.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 286 C.B. MacDonald large format golfing photograph c.1930s. Beautiful sepia tone 16"x20" mounted image pictures MacDonald in period golfing attire. Photographer's impressed stamping, "G.Pietzcker, St. Louis" appears at bottom right and is stamped on the reverse. Part of a series of photographs of golf champions found in the H&B archives. Matted and framed. Includes letter of provenance from Hillerich & Bradsby Co: EX-MT ($500-$750) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 287 Johnny Farrell large format golfing photograph c.1930s. Beautiful sepia tone 16"x20" mounted image pictures Farrell in period golfing attire. Photographer's impressed stamping, "G.Pietzcker, St. Louis" appears at bottom right and is stamped on the reverse. Part of a series of photographs of golf champions found in the H&B archives. Matted and framed. Includes letter of provenance from Hillerich & Bradsby Co: EX-MT ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 288 Harry Vardon large format golfing photograph c.1930s. Beautiful sepia tone 16"x20" mounted image pictures Vardon in period golfing attire. Photographer's impressed stamping, "G.Pietzcker, St. Louis" appears at bottom right and is stamped on the reverse. Part of a series of photographs of golf champions found in the H&B archives. Matted and framed. Includes letter of provenance from Hillerich & Bradsby Co: EX-MT ($750-$1,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 289 Olin Dutra large format golfing photograph c.1930s. Beautiful sepia tone 16"x20" mounted image pictures Dutra in period golfing attire. Photographer's impressed stamping, "G.Pietzcker, St. Louis" appears at bottom right and is stamped on the reverse. Part of a series of photographs of golf champions found in the H&B archives. Matted and framed. Includes letter of provenance from Hillerich & Bradsby Co: EX-MT ($500-$750) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 290 Walter Hagen large format golfing photograph c.1930s. Beautiful sepia tone 16"x20" mounted image pictures Hagen in period golfing attire. Photographer's impressed stamping, "G.Pietzcker, St. Louis" appears at bottom right and is stamped on the reverse. The image surface has some very tiny chips to the emulsion in a few areas. Part of a series of photographs of golf champions found in the H&B archives. Matted and framed. Includes letter of provenance from Hillerich & Bradsby Co: EX-MT ($750-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 291 Ross Summerville and H.H. Rumsay large format golfing photograph c.1930s. Beautiful sepia tone 16"x20" mounted image pictures both gentleman in period golfing attire standing with a trophy. Impressed stamping of photographer G.Pietzcker, St. Louis appears at bottom right and is stamped on the reverse. Part of a series of photographs of golf champions found in the H&B archives. Matted and framed. Includes letter of provenance from Hillerich & Bradsby Co: EX-MT ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 292 1956 Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals player contract and Warren Giles signed letter of approval. Original player contract from the 1956 season in which Stan Musial broke Mel Ott's NL record for extra-base hits and was named by The Sporting News as its first Player of the Decade. The contract issued to Musial called for a salary of $50,000 and has been signed on the interior by "Stanley F. Musial", Cardinals GM Frank Lane, and NL President Warren Giles. Signatures rate 9-10 out of 10. A typed section outlining "special covenants" including additional compensation details for public appearances by Musial has been affixed to the contract above the signatures. Accompanying the contract is a signed typewritten letter from Warren Giles on National League letterhead to Cardinals GM Frank Lane expressing his approval of the contract. Includes LOA from JSA: Contract: EX-EX/MT, Letter: EX-EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 293 1967 Steve Carlton St. Louis Cardinals player contract. Original player contract issued for the 1967 season in which Carlton helped the St. Louis Cardinals capture the World Championship in only his third big league season. The contract called for a salary of $10,500 and has been signed on the interior by "Steven N. Carlton", Cardinals GM "Stanley Musial", and NL President Warren Giles. Signatures rate 9-10 out of 10. Significant Carlton contract signed by three Hall of Famers. Includes LOA from JSA: Contract: EX-MT ($1,000-$2,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 294 1967 Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals player contract. Original player contract issued for the 1967 season in which perennial All-Star Bob Gibson helped the St. Louis Cardinals capture the World Championship. In the 1967 World Series, Gibson allowed only three earned runs and 14 hits over three complete game victories (Games 1, 4, and 7), the latter two marks tying Christy Mathewson's 1905 World Series record. Gibson also hit a vital home run in Game 7. The contract issued to Gibson called for a salary of $60,000 and has been signed on the interior by "Robert Gibson", Cardinals GM Robert Howsam, and NL President Warren Giles. Signatures rate 9-10 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: Contract: EX-MT ($1,500-$2,500) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 295 1967 Red Schoendienst St. Louis Cardinals managers contract. Original managers contract issued for the 1967 season in which Schoendienst led the St. Louis Cardinals to the World Championship. The uniform managers contract issued to Schoendienst called for a salary of $30,000 and has been signed on the interior by "Albert F. Schoendienst", Cardinals GM Bob Howsam, and NL President Warren Giles. Signatures rate 9-10 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: Contract: VG-EX ($500-$750) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 296 1967 Curt Flood St. Louis Cardinals player contract. Original player contract issued for the 1967 season in which Curt Flood helped the St. Louis Cardinals capture the World Championship. In 1967 Flood posted a career best .335 batting average. The contract issued to Flood called for a salary of $50,000 and has been signed on the interior by "Curtis Charles Flood", Cardinals GM Robert Howsam, and NL President Warren Giles. Signatures rate 9-10 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: Contract: EX-MT ($500-$750) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 297 1967 Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals player contract. Original player contract issued for the 1967 season in which Lou Brock helped the St. Louis Cardinals capture the World Championship. In 1967, Brock became the first player to steal 50 bases and hit 20 home runs in the same season. The contract issued to Brock called for a salary of $40,000 and has been signed on the interior by "Louis C. Brock" as well as Cardinals GM "Stanley F. Musial" and also bears a signature stamp of NL President Warren Giles. Signatures rate 9-10 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: Contract: EX-MT ($750-$1,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 298 Exceptional Ted Williams professional model baseball bat c.1947-48. Absolutely stunning exemplar of a Louisville Slugger 125 model bat used by HOF'er Ted Williams. The bat measures 34 3/4" long and weighs 37.2oz. Exhibits indicative game use including extensive ball marks, stitching impressions, appropriate grain swelling, partially "scored' handle, and vestiges of green rack marks. Model #W148 is stamped on knob end along with a bold vintage "9" written in black 'india' ink. A faded "9" is slightly visible on the end of the barrel as well. Ted Williams is regarded by most as the finest pure hitter in the history of the game. Williams game bats of this quality with heavy use and uniform numeral on the knob end are exceedingly rare and highly desired. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($20,000-$30,000) $23,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 299 Stan Musial professional model baseball bat c.1950-60. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34 1/2" long and weighs 30.4oz with M159 stamped on knob end along with "6" written in period black marker. Barrel of bat has "Musial Model" in block letters and shows good usage wear incl. several ball marks, rack marks and grain separation. Some dryness to the wood is noticeable at the barrel end. Bat originates from a Cardinals affiliated source and includes their letter of provenance and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$4,000) $4,510.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 300 1954 Red Schoendienst St. Louis Cardinals professional model road jersey. Classic grey zip-front flannel shirt features embroidered Cardinals logo on front, red piping, and Schoendienst's #2 on back. Rawlings tag along with size "42" tag remains stitched in the collar. "A Schoendienst" and "54-2" appears in red chain stitch on the front tail. Wash tag with adjacent "Set 1 1954" flag tag is stitched inside the front tail. Jersey dates to Schoendienst's tenth season as a player with the Cardinals in which he was selected as an NL All-Star for the eight time. In all, Red Schoendienst spent 29 seasons with the Cardinals, 15 as a player, and 14 as manager during which he led the team to a World Championship in 1967. Shirt exhibits moderate wear with no significant structural faults and retains outstanding display quality. The jersey was obtained by our consignor as a member of a Midwestern minor league team that received a complete team set of uniforms from the Cardinals after the 1954 season. After wearing it only briefly, he carefully preserved the jersey in superb original, unaltered condition for the last half century. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-MT ($7,000-$10,000) $5,500.00
 
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