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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 501 Joe DiMaggio banner from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Large vinyl display banner depicting an image of Joe DiMaggio measures approx. 6' tall. General condition is very fine with some surface wrinkling from scrolling. The offered piece was displayed at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory until recent renovations. Includes letter of provenance from Hillerich & Bradsby Co: VG ($100-$200) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 502 Ken Griffey Jr. banner from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Large vinyl display banner depicting an image of Ken Griffey Jr. measures approx. 6' tall. General condition is very fine with some surface wrinkling from scrolling. The offered piece was displayed at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory until recent renovations. Includes letter of provenance from Hillerich & Bradsby Co: VG ($100-$200) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 503 Scarce April 8, 1974 Hank Aaron 715th Home Run full ticket. At the beginning of the 1974 season, anticipation for the Atlanta Braves' first home game was at a fever pitch. Hank Aaron had already tied the career home run mark of the immortal Babe Ruth during the opening road series for the Braves. On the evening of April 8th in Atlanta, Hank Aaron finally eclipsed Ruth's record hitting number 715 in the fourth inning off of Al Downing. A record crowd of over 53,000 fans were in attendance to witness the event. Offered is an incredibly scarce unused full ticket as issued for the Field Level section of Atlanta Stadium for the historic game played April 8, 1974. Ticket remains in outstanding original condition with only a trace amount of wear visible on the lower right edge: EX-MT ($1,500-$2,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 504 ***UPDATED LOT DESCRIPTION*** Sadaharu Oh professional model bat c.1980. Note: According to factory records, the offered bat was shipped on 10/03/80 as part of Oh's last order as an active player, which included 36 cupped bats. Louisville Slugger 125 Sadaharu Oh signature model bat measures 34 3/4" long and weighs 31.6oz. Barrel is stamped with model number "057". The bat exhibits evident use including ball marks and rack marks. Oh ranks as the all-time worldwide home run leader in professional baseball, having hit 868 home runs. He finished his career with the Yomiuri Giants with a lifetime batting average of .301. Considered the greatest player in the history of Japanese baseball, he earned the nickname "The Japanese Babe Ruth". Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 505 1978 Thurman Munson autographed New York Yankees road account check. Original Yankees road account check was issued to Munson by the Yankees on July 8, 1978. Munson has endorsed the back with his signature in black in rating 9 out of 10. Check shows multiple vertical fold lines. Includes LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($1,500-$2,000) $1,089.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 506 Cal Ripken Jr. signed game used baseball from the Sept. 6, 1995 record breaking 2,131st consecutive game streak. Official G.Budig AL baseball with a commemorative Ripken logo was used in Ripken's 2,131st consecutive game, which broke one of baseball's most hallowed records previously held by Lou Gehrig. The ball exhibits evidence of use and is signed by Ripken on the sweet spot and all (4) game umpires, Larry Barnett, Bennett Clark, Dan Morrison, and Greg Kosc, on adjacent panels. Includes a letter of provenance from umpire Dan Morrison on American League letterhead. Additional LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($2,000-$3,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 507 Unique June 28, 1970 Roberto Clemente single signed baseball dating to the final game played at Forbes Field. Off white Giles NL ball has been signed by Clemente on a side panel in blue ink rating 8/9 out of 10. The "er" in Roberto has a slight smudge (original to its signing) and Clemente himself added a date of ""June 28, 1970"" beneath the autograph. Sweet spot displays a handwritten salutation from Clemente, "I hope the boys will give you the same thrills at the new ballpark as they did at Forbes Field". The salutation remains clearly legible rating 7/8 out of 10. The ball was originally presented to a Pirates executive on June 28, 1970, the date of the final game played at Pittsburgh's hallowed Forbes Field stadium, which had opened in 1909. Having spent nearly his entire 17-year career playing there, Roberto Clemente was, without question, the finest outfielder in team history to grace Forbes Field. Excellent high grade Clemente single signed baseball with very desirable handwritten dating/salutation in relation to the final game at Forbes Field. Includes LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA: Ball: EX-MT, Signature: NM (with note to smudge), Salutation: EX-MT ($7,500-$10,000) $7,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 508 Roberto Clemente autographed display piece. Exceptional quality matted and framed display piece measuring 18"x24" features a very large blue ink Roberto Clemente signature on an unlined album page. The signature itself measures over 4" in length and rates 9/10 out of 10. Matted and framed with a limited edition sepia tone photograph of Clemente batting in Pirates uniform by photographer Les Banks c.1967. One of the finer Clemente autographed pieces that we have handled. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 509 Fine 1963 National League All-Star team autographed baseball. Near white Giles NL ball is signed by (31) members of the 1963 NL All-Star team to include Clemente, Koufax, Aaron, Martin, Drysdale, Musial, Snider, and Mays. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10. Includes LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA (Graded 8 NM-MT): Ball: NM, Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM/MT ($1,500-$2,000) $1,291.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 509a Roberto Clemente autographed cut signature. 2 3/4"x5" section of blank white paper features Clemente's neatly rendered signature in blue ink. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 510 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates team autographed baseball. Clean white Giles NL ball is signed by (25) members of the World Championship team incl. Roberto Clemente, Bill Mazeroski, Dick Groat, Bob Friend, Bill Virdon, Elroy Face, Vern Law, Smoky Burgess, Harvey Haddix and Diomedes Olivo (rare). Born in the Dominican Republic, Olivo was 41 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 5, 1960 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and appeared in only four games that season. Danny Murtaugh is clubhouse signed. Signatures mostly rate 7-9 out of 10 with exception of Mazeroski and Skinner being very light. A notation "1960" has been written and circled in an unknown hand at the bottom of a side panel. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 511 ***UPDATED DESCRIPTION*** (Note: the upstroke in the bottom of the "B" in Buzz Aldrin" either has a minor period enhancement or was intentionally enhanced by Aldrin himself upon signing. The distinction is very minute and mentioned for accuracy only) Historic baseball inscribed to Hank Aaron by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. On July 20, 1969, the human race accomplished perhaps its single greatest technological achievement of all time when a human being first set foot on the moon. Six hours after landing at 4:17 p.m. ET, Neil Armstrong stepped off the Lunar Module, "Eagle," onto the surface of the Moon, taking his famous "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." He was shortly joined by "Buzz" Aldrin, and the two astronauts spent 21 hours exploring the lunar surface and collecting samples of lunar rocks. After their historic walks on the Moon, they successfully docked with the Command Module "Columbia," in which Michael Collins was patiently orbiting the cold but no longer lifeless Moon. Around that same time period, Hank Aaron was breaking new ground of his own in the universe of Major League Baseball. Eleven days later, on July 31, 1969, Aaron hit his 537th home run, passing Mickey Mantle and moving him into third place on the career home run list, after Willie Mays and Babe Ruth. At the end of the season, Aaron finished third in MVP voting. The 1970 season saw Aaron reach two more career milestones. On May 17, Aaron collected his 3,000th hit, making him the first player to reach 3,000 career hits and 500 career home runs. Also during that year, Aaron established the record for most seasons with thirty or more home runs in the National League. Four years later, Aaron's consistent, workmanlike power production would ultimately lead him to break Babe Ruth's hallowed career home run record, earning him the title of Major League Baseball's All-Time Home Run King. The offered baseball is the ultimate embodiment of American achievement, merging four individuals whose feats in their respective fields defined their generation. The medium toned and lightly soiled Giles NL ball has been signed by all three Apollo 11 astronauts including Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Armstrong and Collins appear on separate panels with Aldrin on the sweet spot allowing each to be displayed singularly. The top panel bears the astounding inscription, "To Henry Aaron All the Best from Apollo 11" in what appears (though not confirmed) to be in the hand of Buzz Aldrin. The black ink signatures and inscription uniformly rate 6-7 out of 10. The ball itself shows no significant blemishes with moderate general soiling from handling. The ball was presented by Hank Aaron directly to an acquaintance and has remained in their possession until its current offering. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this ball will benefit the Hank Aaron Foundation. Few autographed baseballs are known to exist with more transcendent historical importance. Includes letter of provenance from the original recipient: EX ($15,000-$20,000) $11,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 512 1959 Detroit Tigers autographed baseball with original hand painted decoration by George Sosnak. Clear coated Harridge AL ball features two hand painted decorative panels by noted folk artist George Sosnak. One panel pictures a Tigers player while the other bears the Tigers logo. Additionally, the ball has been signed by (15) players incl. Kuenn and Bunning. Sigs range from 5 to 8 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: EX ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 513 1961 Boston Red Sox autographed baseball with original hand painted decoration by George Sosnak. Clear coated Harridge AL ball features two hand painted decorative panels by noted folk artist George Sosnak. One panel pictures a game scene graphic with a Red Sox batter while the other bears the Red Sox logo and Fenway Park decor. Additionally, the ball has been signed by (16) players incl. Runnels and Malzone. Wood and Wilbur are clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 4 to 8 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: EX ($750-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 514 1963 Detroit Tigers autographed baseball with original hand painted decoration by George Sosnak. Clear coated Harridge AL ball features two hand painted decorative panels by noted folk artist George Sosnak. One panel pictures a game scene graphic with a Tigers batter while the other bears the Tigers logo and Tiger Stadium decor. Additionally, the ball has been signed by (13) players incl. Kaline, Colavito, and Bunning. Sigs range from 6 to 8 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: EX ($750-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 515 1961 Chicago White Sox autographed baseball with original hand painted decoration by George Sosnak. Clear coated Harridge AL ball features two hand painted decorative panels by noted folk artist George Sosnak. One panel pictures a game scene graphic with White Sox and Tigers players while the other bears the White Sox logo and Comiskey Park decor. Additionally, the ball has been signed by (9) players incl. Lopez, Fox, and Wynn. Sigs range from 5 to 8 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: EX ($750-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 516 1961 Chicago Cubs autographed baseball with original hand painted decoration by George Sosnak. Clear coated Harridge AL ball features two hand painted decorative panels by noted folk artist George Sosnak. One panel pictures a game scene graphic with a Cubs player while the other bears the Cubs logo and Wrigley Field decor. Additionally, the ball has been signed by (24) players incl. Banks, Williams, Santo, Ashburn, and Ken Hubbs, who was tragically killed in a plane crash in 1964 at the age of 23 after winning the American League Rookie of the Year award. Sigs range from 5 to 8 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 517 Norm Cash single signed baseball with original hand painted decoration by George Sosnak. Clear coated Harridge AL ball has been fully decorated by noted folk artist George Sosnak. The decor includes a portrait of Cash along with a full batting pose on the opposite panel. The remainder of the ball includes Cash's statistics, Tiger Stadium scene, and a handwritten account of Cash's famed HR ball which cleared Tiger Stadium. Cash has signed a side panel in blue ink which is faded and rates 1/2 out of 10. Rare and possibly unique single signed Sosnak ball with note to Cash's death in 1986 at the age of 52 from a boating accident. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signature: PR ($1,000-$1,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 518 1968 Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, and Houston Astros autographed baseball with original hand painted decoration by George Sosnak. Clear coated Rawlings ball features hand painted decorative panels by noted folk artist George Sosnak. The sweet spot and adjacent side panel beneath feature hand painted logos of the Pirates, Astros, and Cardinals. Additionally, the ball has been signed by (15) players and related team officials/umpires incl. R.Ferrell, Bragan, and Malzone. Sigs range from 6 to 8 out of 10. Each autograph has been hand identified by Sosnak underneath. Includes LOA from JSA: EX ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 519 1965 New York Mets baseball with original hand painted decoration by George Sosnak. Lightly clear coated Cronin AL ball features hand painted decorative panels by noted folk artist George Sosnak. The sweet spot and two adjacent side panels feature a hand painted logo of the Mets along with a rendering of manager Casey Stengel on the opposite panel: EX ($500-$750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 520 1992 Willie Mays hand painted envelope by George Sosnak. Unique oversized envelope measuring 4"x10" and hand addressed by Sosnak was sent to a relative in 1992. The front of the envelope features a beautiful hand drawn color decoration depicting Willie Mays in San Francisco Giants uniform with career statistics listed alongside. Back of the envelope is torn from opening the letter and bears some tape repair. Very rare offering from a primary source in relation to noted folk artist George Sosnak: EX ($500-$750) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 521 1989 Baseball Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary hand painted envelope by George Sosnak. Unique oversized envelope measuring 5"x8" was hand addressed by Sosnak and sent to a relative in 1989. The front of the envelope features a beautiful hand drawn color decoration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Numerous player vignettes adorn the front including Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente, Hank Aaron, and Dizzy Dean. Both Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski are featured at the top as 1989 HOF inductees. Back of the envelope is neatly torn from opening the letter. Very rare offering from a primary source in relation to noted folk artist George Sosnak: EX ($750-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 522 1988 World Series hand painted envelope by George Sosnak. Unique oversized envelope measuring 5"x8" was hand addressed by Sosnak and sent to a relative in 1988. The front of the envelope features a beautiful hand drawn color decoration depicting the famed Kirk Gibson home run off of Dennis Eckersley during the 1988 World Series. Dodgers, Athletics, and World Series logos are also found within together with colorful background decor including a stadium scene with scoreboard at the time of the home run. Back of the envelope is neatly torn from opening the letter. Very rare offering from a primary source in relation to noted folk artist George Sosnak: EX ($750-$1,000) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 523 1983 All-Star Game hand painted envelope by George Sosnak. Unique oversized envelope measuring 4"x10" and hand addressed by Sosnak was sent to a relative in 1992. The front of the envelope features a beautiful hand drawn color decoration depicting various imagery in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the All-Star game (1933-1983) played at Chicago's Comiskey Park. Images of Babe Ruth and Carlton Fisk are found on the front in vignette format. Back of the envelope is neatly torn from opening the letter. Very rare offering from a primary source in relation to noted folk artist George Sosnak: EX ($750-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 524 ***UPDATED DESCRIPTION*** 1961 Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris large format original photograph. Large and impressive 15"x19" (visible area) black and white photograph of Mantle and Maris was captured during their historic home run chase of 1961. Photo shows outstanding clarity and contrast with no noticeable condition faults apart from a few areas of minor surface crazing. Photographer's ink notation at bottom center reads "Photo by Bob Olen N.Y. Yankees 1961". Bob Olen was the Yankees official team photographer from 1947 to 1966. The photo was obtained by Mantle's business partner Harold Youngman from the period of 1961-63 and was displayed at Mickey Mantle's Holiday Inn in Joplin, Mo. The photo remains in its original mat and frame, just as it hung for decades in the hotel's bar and memorabilia room. With regard to size and image quality, this easily ranks as one of the finest vintage Mantle/Maris photographs we've encountered: apparent EX-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 525 Roger Maris autographed professional model bat c.1967-68. Louisville Slugger 125 Roger Maris signature model bat measures 35" long and weighs 32.1oz. Bat has 016 stamped on knob end along with "9" written in black marker and a "33" pencil notation. Maris' number "9" also appears on the barrel end in faded black marker. The bat exhibits light evident use including several red rack marks and streaks presumably from the St. Louis Cardinals bat rack. Maris has added a large signature and inscription "To Hank Best Always" to the barrel in black marker. The signature rates 6-7 out of 10. Maris turned in his pinstripes after the 1966 season and headed to the Gateway City for the final two seasons of his career. During this swan song, Maris helped lead the Cardinals to two NL Pennants and a World Series title. Maris signed game bats are quite scarce with the offered exemplar demonstrating excellent display quality. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA (bat, graded GU7) and JSA (auto.): NM ($10,000-$15,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 526 ***UPDATED DESCRIPTION*** Photograph of New York Yankees players on a boat c.1956. Oversized 10"x13" (visible area) black and white photograph of seven Yankees players posing on a boat with Harold Youngman. Players include Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Billy Martin, Bill Skowron, Bobby Richardson and Yogi Berra. Photo shows outstanding clarity and contrast with no noticeable condition faults. Photographer's notation at bottom left corner reads "Howard Poole '56". Great recreational shot of the boys in a casual setting. The photo was obtained by Mantle's business partner Harold Youngman from the period of 1961-63 and was displayed at Mickey Mantle's Holiday Inn in Joplin, Mo. The photo remains in its original mat and frame, just as it hung for decades in the hotel's bar and memorabilia room: apparent EX-MT ($300-$400) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 527 ***UPDATED DESCRIPTION*** Mickey Mantle vintage autographed photo c.1960s. 7 1/2"x9 1/2" (visible area) color photograph of Mickey Mantle in uniform posing with Harold Youngman. Mantle has inscribed the photo "To Harold, The Best Business Partner anyone could ever have - always your friend Mickey Mantle". Black ink inscription rates 8-9 out of 10. Photo retains outstanding clarity and color with no noticeable condition faults. The photo was obtained by Mantle's business partner Harold Youngman from the period of 1961-63 and was displayed at Mickey Mantle's Holiday Inn in Joplin, Mo. The photo remains in its original mat and frame, just as it hung for decades in the hotel's bar and memorabilia room: apparent NM ($500-$750) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 528 ***UPDATED DESCRIPTION*** Roger Maris vintage autographed photo c.1960s. 7 1/2"x9 1/2" (visible area) color photograph of Roger Maris in uniform posing with Harold Youngman. Maris has inscribed the photo "To Harold, Best Wishes Always, Roger Maris". Black ink inscription rates 8 out of 10. Photo retains outstanding clarity and color with no noticeable condition faults.The photo was obtained by Mantle's business partner Harold Youngman from the period of 1961-63 and was displayed at Mickey Mantle's Holiday Inn in Joplin, Mo. The photo remains in its original mat and frame, just as it hung for decades in the hotel's bar and memorabilia room: apparent NM ($750-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 529 ***UPDATED DESCRIPTION*** Lot of (11) New York Yankees vintage autographed photos c.1960s. Eleven 7 1/2"x9 1/2" (visible area) color photographs of Yankees players in uniform posing with Harold Youngman are each inscribed by the respective player to Youngman. Players include Johnny Blanchard, Al Downing, Hank Bauer, Frank Crosetti, Phil Linz, Joe Pepitone, Jim Bouton, Ralph Houk, Ralph Terry, Elston Howard and Yogi Berra. Photos mostly retain outstanding clarity and color with the exception of a few that have faded slightly. Inscriptions are generally quite legible, averaging 7 out of 10 with exception of Houk being somewhat light. The photos were obtained by Mantle's business partner Harold Youngman from the period of 1961-63 and were displayed at Mickey Mantle's Holiday Inn in Joplin, Mo. The photos remain in their original matting and frames, just as they hung for decades in the hotel's bar and memorabilia room: apparent NM ($1,500-$2,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 530 ***UPDATED DESCRIPTION*** Lot of (9) New York Yankees vintage photos c.1960s . Nine 7 1/2"x9 1/2" (visible area) mostly black and white (one color) photographs of Yankees players in various scenes includes several shots taken within Mickey Mantle's Holiday Inn in Joplin, MO showing memorabilia displayed in background. Scenes include Mantle and Maris posing with bat; Mantle posing with bat; and Maris, Bauer and Mantle posing with bat. Pictures captured outside of the Holiday Inn include an outstanding shot of Mantle and DiMaggio; Mantle with Stan Musial at an All-Star Game; and Mantle with Berra posing with 2,001st career hit bat. The photos were obtained by Mantle's business partner Harold Youngman from the period of 1961-63 and were displayed at Mickey Mantle's Holiday Inn in Joplin, Mo. The photos remain in their original matting and frames, just as they hung for decades in the hotel's bar and memorabilia room: apparent NM ($750-$1,000) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 531 Vintage Mickey Mantle autographed 3"x5" index card c.1950's. Signed "Best Wishes Mickey Mantle" in dark blue ink on the lined side of a 3"x5" card. Signature rates 10 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 532 Rare rookie era Joe DiMaggio autographed photograph from his personal collection c.1936-37. Vintage 7"x9" sepia tone image pictures rookie Joe DiMaggio batting in New York Yankees uniform. The photo has been signed in the period by DiMaggio, "To Joe McCann Jr. With Best Wishes and lots of luck, Joe DiMaggio". Salutation and signature rate 8 out of 10. One of only a very few DiMaggio rookie era images to have entered the marketplace. The offered example originated from the personal collection of DiMaggio himself. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the DiMaggio family: EX-MT ($750-$1,000) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 533 New York Yankees related original cartoon artwork by Willard Mullin c.1950s. Oversized 15"x22" caricature titled "No Help" depicts Casey Stengel surveying his Yankees bull pen in which five players appear to have the same "bum-like" face. Caption reads "The Uniforms Are Familiar...But I Don't Remember The Faces." Editorial markings appear at top and glue residue affects the top and bottom left corner. Mullin's handwritten notations appear on back: VG/EX-EX ($500-$750) $233.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 534 Brooklyn Dodgers related original cartoon artwork by Willard Mullin c.1940s. Oversized 16 1/2"x21" caricature titled "And Now It's First Baseman" depicts Mullin's famous Brooklyn Bum analyzing candidates for the Dodgers first baseman's position with a smaller rendering featuring Leo Durocher. Editorial markings appear at top and bottom: VG/EX-EX ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 535 1947 Bob Feller original cartoon artwork by Willard Mullin. Oversized 15 1/2"x21" caricature titled "Right Out of Tiffany's Window" depicts Feller in a full body pitching pose. Editorial markings appear at top and bottom. The artwork was featured on the cover of the January 29, 1947 issue of The Sporting News newspaper. An original cover of the newspaper is included: Artwork: VG-EX ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 536 Jackie Robinson autographed photo. Interesting and unique 2 1/2"x3 1/2" snapshot of Jackie Robinson molded plastic candy holder bust is signed by Jackie Robinson in blue ink. Signature rates 8 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($750-$1,000) $625.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 537 Rare vintage Willie Mays autographed photo premium c.1950's. 8 1/4"x10 1/2" printed image of Mays is signed, "Best Wishes Willie Mays" in blue ink. Signature rates 8-9 out of 10. Mays' name is printed on the bottom margin along with "Bill Jacobellis Photo". Without question one of the finest early playing career Mays signed images we've encountered. Includes LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,238.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 538 Jackie Robinson autographed 3"x5" index card. Unlined 3"x5" index card is signed in bold blue ink by Robinson rating 9-10 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($500-$750) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 539 1954 New York Giants team autographed baseball. Cream color Giles NL ball IS signed by (30) members of the World Champion Giants incl. Mays, Wilhelm, Dark, Irvin, Maglie Antonelli and Rhodes. Durocher is facs. stamped. Sigs range from 8-9 out of 10. Ball is unused and fairly clean with a light clear coat of shellac. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: NM ($750-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 540 1952 St. Louis Browns team signed baseball. Lightly toned ball with no discernable manufacturer's markings is signed by (30) members of the 1952 St. Louis Browns incl. Satchell Paige, Marty Marion, Don Larsen, Bob Turley, Vern Stephens and Vic Wertz. Uniformly rendered blue ink signatures consistently rate 8-9 out of 10. Ball itself shows moderate general soiling. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 541 1951 St. Louis Browns team autographed baseball featuring Satchell Paige. Cream colored Harridge AL ball is signed by (26) members of the 1951 Browns team incl. Paige (sweet spot), Taylor, Mapes, Arft, Turley and Max Patkin. Consistently bold signatures average 8 out of 10. Ball itself is quite clean with little or no evidence of handling. When Bill Veeck, who formerly had signed Paige to play for Cleveland, purchased the St. Louis Browns, he again signed Paige in 1951. 1951 marked the first of three years that Satchel would pitch in St. Louis. Includes LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($500-$750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 542 1944 St. Louis Browns American League Championship ring. Scarce 14k gold ring features an enamel and gold Browns shield logo mounted on the oval top. The shield is surrounded by raised letters reading "American League Champions." One side reads "19" below a ball and crossed-bats logo, while the other side reads "44" below a "St. Louis" flag. The St. Louis Browns had been members of the American League since 1902, but it wasn't until 1944 that they finally reached the World Series. Though their lone pennant came during World War II, when rosters were depleted, the drama of their World Series debut was heightened by the fact that their opponents (and co-tenants in Sportsman's Park), were the St. Louis Cardinals. Rare ring, the likes of which are seldom seen in the marketplace. Size 9 3/4. NM ($5,000-$7,500) $8,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 543 1946-49 St. Louis Browns professional model cap. White wool home cap features the classic embroidered interlocking "StL" logo on the front in orange. Rawlings manufacturer's tag appears stitched on the inside headband. The uniform number "22" is written on the underside of the brown bill in black marker. Evidence of moderate soiling and usage wear are apparent throughout, with some scattered areas of insect damage affecting the top side of the bill only. Scarce four-year style cap. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($800-$1,200) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 544 1954 Cleveland Indians team autographed photograph. Impressive 16"x20" vintage black and white large format image picturing the AL Champion Cleveland Indians has been signed by all but one player. Signatures include Doby, Wynn, Lemon, Lopez, Rosen, Feller, Harder, and Newhouser. Signatures range from 6 to 9 out of 10 contrasting nicely against the white colored uniforms. Matted and framed. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 545 Stan Musial bronze statue. Fine quality bronze statue by artist Harry Weber depicts Stan Musial in a Cardinals uniform leaning on a bat. Exceptional attention to detail is evident with the statue standing a total of 28 1/2" tall with the marble base. Very handsome display piece of a very limited original quantity: NM ($2,000-$3,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 546 1945 Detroit Tigers World Series pennant. Full size pennant issued for the 1945 World Series features player names on a scroll at the left incl. Greenberg, York, Newhouser, and Trout. Period handwritten notation "Trucks 1/4 D-4 C-1" is found at the bottom of the scroll in reference to the Tigers' pitcher Virgil Trucks: EX (with note to Trucks notation) ($400-$500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 547 1937 Detroit Tigers team autographed baseball. Lightly toned Harridge AL ball is signed by (15) players incl. Greenberg, Gehringer, Cochrane, Rogell, Walker and Tebbetts. Sigs range from 6-8 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 548 1936 New York Giants NL Champions team autographed baseball. Lightly clear coated and darkly toned Frick NL ball is signed by (23) players incl. Hubbell, Ott, Jackson, Bartell, Danning, Mancuso and Scumacher. T. Clark and B.Terry are secretarially signed. Bold signatures average 7-8 out of 10. Notation "National League Champions 1936 is written on bottom of side panel. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball VG ($1,000-$1,500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 549 1940 National League All-Star team commemorative black bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat features gilt impressed names and facsimile signatures from the 1940 National League All-Star team members incl. Ott, McKechnie, Stengel, Mize, Medwick, Lombardi and Walters. Bat shows minimal wear with flawless markings: NM ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 550 Luke Appling game used fielder's glove c.1930s. Rawlings professional model G81 fielder's glove was used by Luke Appling during the early portion of his career with the Chicago White Sox. Voted the greatest living White Sox player in a 1969 fan poll, Appling held down the shortstop position for nearly twenty years. In that time, he established ML shortstop records for games played, double plays, and AL records for putouts and assists; all were later broken by Luis Aparicio. Appling was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1964. The glove is mounted in a 3 1/2"x15 1/2"x15 1/2" shadowbox along with an autographed example of Appling's 1934 Goudey card. The glove appears well preserved and shows excellent usage characteristics. Accompanying the display is an oversized 11"x14" original George Burke photograph of Appling wearing a glove that shows similar characteristics to the offered glove. Also included is a signed letter of provenance from Appling's daughter on White Sox letterhead attesting to the fact that her father used this glove during the early part of his career. Includes additional LOA from JSA (auto. card): Glove: apparent EX, Photo: VG, Card: apparent GD-VG ($1,000-$2,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 551 1937 Boston Red Sox team autographed baseball. Moderately toned Harridge AL ball is signed by (16) members of the team including Foxx, Grove, Cronin, Feller, O'Niell, and Miller. McNair is clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 6-9 out of 10 with Foxx presenting beautifully (8/9 out of 10) on a side panel. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $937.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 552 Max Carey autographed photograph by George Burke c.1930s. Sepia tone matte finish 8"x10" period image is signed, "Sincerely Max Carey" in black ink across the front. Signature rates 8 out of 10. Back of the image is stamped by the noted photographer George Burke. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$400) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 553 Vintage baseball charm bracelet c.1938. Period charm bracelet features (12) baseball related charms, many of which are 14K gold to include Detroit Tigers (with enamelwork), 1939 Baseball Centennial, 1938 A.Assoc. Champs for 1938, Cubs, and Braves: EX ($500-$750) $625.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 554 Fine Russ Meyer baseball charm bracelet c.1940-50s. Period bracelet originating from the personal collection of former Major League player Russ Meyer consists of (12) baseball themed charms. Includes an enameled 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers charm with inset diamond, 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers NL Champions pendant with enamelwork and inset diamond, 1950 All-Star Game enameled charm, 1950 Phila. Phillies NL Champions ball shaped pendant, Phila. Phillies enamelwork charm, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Chic. Cubs. Many of the charms are either 10K or 14K gold. One of the better baseball related charm bracelets that we have encountered with substantial breakdown value: EX-MT ($3,000-$4,000) $3,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 555 Louisville Colonels baseball locker tag c.1930-40s. Cast metal tag measures 1 1/2" in diameter with incised titling and a Louisville Colonels mascot: EX ($200-$300) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 556 1945 Baltimore Elite Giants and Philadelphia Stars program with related ticket stub. Vintage program was issued for a game played between the Elite Giants and Stars of the Negro National League. Interior is scored in pencil and includes printed lineups with player names including Kimbro, Cash, Woods, Benson, and Roy Campanella. Front and back covers remain clean with a typical vertical fold line. The program includes a very rare original Baltimore Elite Giants ticket stub. The ticket stub is undated, and as such, we cannot be sure that it was issued for the same game as the program, but nonetheless is the first example we have handled. Ticket exhibits some minor areas of surface wear: Program: EX, Ticket: VG-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 557 House of David advertising broadside with Babe Dedrikson c.1930s. Framed 14"x22" cardboard broadside advertises a barnstorming game played between the House of David team and the "Kelso" team. The sign features several images of House of David players along with an inset photo of Frank Frisch, Babe Dedrikson, and Bucky Harris, who were appearing as guest players in the game. Excellent overall condition with only light general wear: EX ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 557a Rare baseball figural thermometer c. 1890's. Seldom seen metal figural piece by Pairpoint features a 19th century style player atop a base with porcelain thermometer scale mounted to a tree-like support structure. Vintage secondary coat of gold paint has been applied. Glass thermometer is absent. Marked by Pairpoint Mfg. Co. on bottom: EX ($750-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 557b Oversized original Connie Mack photograph and Mack signed A's scorecard. Includes 10 1/4"x13 1/4" photo of Mack on the field bending over with hands on knees in a classic analytical pose. Several markings on the back include Culver Service stamp and various handwritten and stamped date notations ranging from Dec. 4, 1929 to 1950. Accompanying the photo is an original 1944 Philadelphia A's lineup card with the lineup filled out in pencil and Mack's "C. Mack" signature in the bottom right corner. Includes LOA from JSA: Photo: VG-EX, Scorecard: VG ($300-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 557c 1941 Philadelphia Athletics Spring Training panoramic team photo. 6 3/4"x21 3/4" (visible area) black and white photograph shows the Athletics team posing during Spring training in Anaheim, California in 1941. Connie Mack is seated at the center of the front row surrounded by team members including Eddie Collins, Al Simmons and company. Printed titling in white reads, "Philadelphia Athletics, Spring Training at Anaheim, Calif. March 25, 1941" and photographer's marking "Photo by C.M. Jackson, Colto, Calif." at lower right corner. Photo shows surface crazing and multiple vertical creases from scrolling. Matted and framed: Apparent VG-VG/EX ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 557d UPDATED DESCRIPTION: 1944 Philadelphia Athletics team signed sheet display. 19"x25" framed display includes a sheet of letterhead from the Francis Scott Key Hotel in Frederick, MD signed by 32 members of the 1944 A's team including Al Simmons, Chief Bender, George Kell, and Connie Mack. Signatures range 8 to 10 of 10. Also featured is the original transmittal envelope (addressed in Mack's hand) and a 1944 wire photo of veteran A's manager Connie Mack. Original paper credit is matted separately and identifies photo as having been taken during spring training at Frederick, MD in 1944. Includes LOA from JSA: Range EX/MT-NM ($400-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 558 Live Oak baseball player cabinet photo c.1870s. 4 1/4"x6" cabinet photo features a uniformed player from the Live Oak team from Lynn, Massachusetts. The unidentified player is rendered in great clarity. Photographer's studio printing on the bottom margin reads "Phillips, Lynn" with a logo at center. Tack holes appear at top and bottom edge and mount shows moderate edge and corner wear. There is light pencil writing on the otherwise blank back. The Live Oak team will be forever remembered as the first professional team to include an African American baseball player in the history of the game. Includes LOA from the family of Charles Mason: GD-VG ($500-$750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 559 Uncatalogued 1885-87 card featuring New York Giants player Tom Deasley. Oversized portrait card measures 2"x4" and features a crisp, clear portrait image of Deasley in uniform. The dimensions of the card are reminiscent of the Four Base Hits issue of the same era with the presented image of Deasley identical to the one on his N403 Yum Yum Tobacco issue without the "Washington's" lettering that is superimposed across his chest. Printing at bottom margin simply reads, "Deasley, C." Card back is blank. This unique rarity presents at the EX level with a small surface chip on the top edge and the back shows some toning from an adhesive likely used for scrapbook mounting. Irregular cuts, which appear to be period, on the left and right borders account for an "Auth." designation by SGC. Intriguing new discovery from the collection of William Mason. Includes LOA from the family of Charles Mason: SGC Auth. ($2,000-$3,000) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 560 Charles Mason's 1875 Philadelphia Base Ball Club player's contract for the 1876 season. Rare 19th century player's contract was executed between Mason and the Philadelphia Athletics club in December, 1875 for the 1876 season. The contract entitles Mason to a salary of $700 commencing June 1st, 1876 subject to the handwritten condition, "That the said Mason, during the months of April and May of the year 1876 does hereby agree that his services shall be an experiment and should his play prove satisfactory to the managers and directors of said Phila. BBC then the terms of this contract to remain in full force, otherwise to be null and void." Baseball records indicate that Mason did not make an appearance for the Athletics as a player in 1876; however, he did participate in a game on May 26th of that year as the home plate umpire. The dates of this contract coincide with one of the most pivotal periods in baseball history. By 1875, the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, with which the Athletics were affiliated, was dangerously weak. The N.A. suffered from a lack of strong authority over clubs, unsupervised scheduling, unstable membership, dominance by one team, and an extremely low entry fee ($10) that gave clubs no incentive to abide by league rules when it was not convenient. William Hulbert, a Chicago businessman and an officer of the Chicago White Stockings, approached several N.A. clubs with plans for a league with stronger central authority and exclusive territories in larger cities only. After recruiting St. Louis privately, four western clubs met in Louisville, Kentucky, in January 1876. With Hulbert speaking for the four in New York City on February 2, 1876, the National League was established with eight charter members, including the Philadelphia Athletics. On April 22, 1876, the Athletics played in the first game in the history of Major League Baseball, losing to the Boston Red Caps 6-5. After having spent fifteen years as a strong and stable club, the Athletics fared poorly in the newly formed National League, finishing seventh position, 38 wins behind Chicago. Near the end of the season, the financially-troubled team refused to make a western road trip, as did the Mutuals of New York. Both clubs were expelled from the National League, which simply contracted from eight to six for the 1877 season. The contract is signed by Mason at bottom as well as team President George Concamon and witnesses by the names of Colgan "for Philad. BBC" and Wm. W. Young. All writing and signatures remain bold, averaging 8 out of 10. An embossed Philadelphia Base Ball Club seal is visible near the Concamon and Mason signatures. The contract shows typical fold lines, moderate wear at edges and mild scattered staining. It has been conservation mounted to a rice paper backing. This is the earliest player contract from a major professional league that we are aware of. Includes LOA from the family of Charles Mason and LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($5,000-$7,000) $12,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 561 Lot of (7) tobacco cards from collection of George Mason. Includes (4) 1887 N284 Buchner Gold Coin baseball cards: Denny, Hart, Morrisey and Thompson. All range PR-GD primarily due to paper loss on backs. Also includes 1887 N172 Old Judge George Wood; SGC 40 VG, 1887 N172 Old Judge Emil Geiss (w/ bat): PR-FR (re-backed) and a Cross Cut Cigarettes card featuring a well dressed lady: apparent EX (re-backed). Includes LOA from the family of Charles Mason. ($500-$750) $575.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 562 1887 N690-1 Kalamazoo Bats Large Cabinet featuring Philadelphia Athletic B.B.C. The Kalamazoo Bats tobacco cards produced by Philadelphia's Chas. Gross & Company are among the scarcest and most revered 19th century tobacco cards ever produced. Of the number of different card sets produced by the company, the large, black mounted team cabinet cards of 1887 are by far the rarest breed in the Kalamazoo Bats stable. In fact, the offered N690-1 cabinet is believed to be only the second surviving example discovered featuring the Athletics team. Only through discoveries made within the last decade has a checklist of known examples of the larger N690-1 cabinets begun to approach that of its smaller N693 Kalamazoo Bat team counterparts (6) with a scant selection of other exemplars found representing Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburg and Detroit. Relative to the smaller N693's, only Baltimore remains unaccounted for in the larger N690-1 cabinet series. This newly discovered 4 1/4"x6 1/2" Athletics cabinet features gold-printed lettering at one end that reads "Smoke Kalamazoo Bats". It features a spectacular photograph of 13 team members, including Hall of Famer Wilbert Robinson and Harry Stovey, a major star of the day and Hall of Fame candidate. The clear, detailed photograph shows no significant condition faults save for the slight encroachment of a chip missing from the bottom border. The mount shows moderate wear to the naturally round corners and three edges have a 2" section of more severe wear on the bottom border including the aforementioned chip. The blank back bears minor specks of age toning. This is an exceedingly scarce 19th century baseball cabinet of the highest caliber, recently culled directly from the personal collection of prominent 19th century baseball figure Charles Mason. Includes LOA from the family of Charles Mason: SGC 10 PR. ($15,000-$20,000) $10,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 563 1887 Kalamazoo Bats N690 Chippy McGan. Sepia toned image of McGan posing on field with hands on knees. Top and bottom borders are trimmed and blank back shows some creasing and toning from an adhesive likely used for scrapbook mounting. Includes LOA from the family of Charles Mason: SGC Auth. ($500-$750) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 564 1887 Kalamazoo Bats N690 Charles Mason. Sepia toned image pictures Mason formally dressed in street clothes and bowler hat seated on a stool. Nicely centered with decent image quality. A few small spots of staining appear on front with subtle evidence of a horizontal crease that is more pronounced on the reverse. Blank back shows some minor areas of soiling. Includes LOA from the family of Charles Mason: SGC 40 VG. ($2,000-$3,000) $4,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 565 Fine Oakland baseball team imperial size cabinet photograph c.1880-90s. Impressive mounted 18"x22" albumen image depicts the well uniformed Oakland team posed in a studio setting. Image quality remains very good to excellent with well defined contrast and clarity for its size. The surface of the photo has some areas of soiling primarily to the background area at the top margin. The Oakland team was one of the clubs in the California League of the late 19th century. From 1887-1899, several short lived baseball circuits were formed in California, none of which enjoyed any notable success. Finally, in 1903, the Pacific Coast League was born and remains in existence to date. Highly desirable large format team image in a notably scarce size: EX ($3,000-$4,000) $3,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 566 **UPDATED DESCRIPTION: Pete Browning is not featured on this cabinet card as was erroneously stated in the printed catalogue description*** Scarce 1886 Louisville Colonels team cabinet photograph. 4 1/8"x6 1/2" cabinet features a composite image of the 1886 Louisville team members, including their mascot. The cabinet was produced in commemoration of the team's western tour and includes titling at the bottom that reads "Jim Hart's Louisville-California Combination Dec. 1886". Composite arrangement depicts vignette images of the players in uniform as well as two vignette images of period equipment. Photographer's studio printing on the brown mount reads "D Sewell Photo, 1025 Market St. San Francisco, Cal." Cabinet shows great image clarity with some age spotting most noticeable in the brown background area. Moderate corner wear is evident and a large moisture stain appears on the reverse: VG-EX ($3,000-$4,000) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 567 1888 St. Louis Browns Imperial Cabinet Photograph. Very rare large format mounted image of the American Association Champion Browns pictures the players in uniform wearing boldly striped jackets. Players include Charles Comiskey (center), Jim Devlin, Tommy McCarthy, Silver King, and Tip O├ćNiell. Wonderfully composed image with players in front of large rock wall and two dogs in front. Photo itself measures 17"x21" matted and framed retaining fine contrast and clarity with some chipping to the top left corner which is not visible under matting. Some minor surface creasing is visible at the lower right corner of the image as well. The original mount is partially intact with chipping throughout which is commonly seen on images of this period given their size/handling concerns. Portions of the mount at the bottom margin display pre-printed titling including player names and "St. Louis Browns World Beaters" titling. Marked F.W. Guerin 1888 at bottom. One of only two such exemplars that we have encountered with note to its scarcity in regard to size: Photo: EX, Mount: PR-GD ($4,000-$5,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 568 "F" 19th century baseball team large format cabinet photograph c.1870-90s. Rare imperial sized mounted albumen image measuring 14"x17" is housed in a Victorian floral decorated gilt frame. Professionally posed image depicts an arrangement of very well uniformed players with an "F" on the front of their jerseys kneeling and seated in the front two rows. A large grouping of stately gentleman are standing behind the players on the steps of an unknown building. Image quality and contrast are outstanding with a small surface crack at the bottom right the only mentionable defect: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 569 Fine baseball player tintype c.1880. Outstanding quality piece pictures a uniformed player standing with a bat and holding a ball. Studio image features excellent clarity and contrast. Housed in its original decorative brass casing set within a hinged tooled leather Union case. Outstanding overall condition. Case measures approx.3 1/2"x4": EX ($500-$750) $330.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 570 Lot of (2) baseball related tintypes c.1880-1890s. Includes a studio pose picturing two bib front uniformed players standing with ball and bat alongside of a seated gentleman. 2 1/2"x 3 1/2": EX and studio pose picturing two uniformed players seated with a baseball bat visible. 2 1/2"x3 1/2": VG-EX ($500-$750) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 571 1901 Pittsburgh Pirates team cabinet photograph. Rare studio portrait pictures the 1901 Pirates posed in three rows including Chesbro, Clarke, Davis, Phillippe, and a young Honus Wagner. Image measures 3 3/4"x5 1/4" on its original mount which is identified at bottom, "Pittsburg Base Ball Club Pennant Winners, National League, 1901". Image quality and contrast remain very fine. The mount has been trimmed to a size of 5"x6 1/2" (originally about 1" larger around the edge of mount) and has some period tape repair to a few border tears on the back. Matted and framed allowing for EX appearance overall: Image: EX, Mount: GD-VG ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 572 Detroit Tigers team photograph c.1901-03. Charming original sepia tone candid image measuring 7"x9" framed depicts the team posed in full uniform seated and standing on the field. Players include Kid Elberfeld, Deacon McGuire, and George Mulllin. Hand painted "This bench for players only" sign in the background serves as a poignant reminder of the simplicity of the game. Overall condition presents nicely with strong original contrast and no visible defects: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 573 1905 Philadelphia Athletics team photograph. Matted and framed 6 1/2"x9 1/4" sepia tone image pictures the World Champion Athletics posed in full uniform on the field. Players include Waddell, Bender, Plank, Davis, and manager Connie Mack. Image quality is very fine with excellent contrast particularly for the era of its printing. Blank backed with a minute edge tear at the right side the only mentionable defect: EX-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 574 New York Highlanders team cabinet photograph c.1909. Early image of the team that would later become known as the New York Yankees. Image measuring 6"x8 1/2" on original mount pictures the team posed on field in full uniform incl. Chase, Keeler, and Kleinow: EX ($500-$750) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 575 1926 St. Louis Cardinals team panoramic photograph. Original 12"x20" sepia tone image pictures the World Champion Cardinals posed in three rows. Players are identified in block lettering at the top including Hornsby, Hafey, Southworth, Alexander, and Bottomley. Image quality remains very strong with three minor tears at two edges and a border. Marked "1926 A.W. Sanders" photographer: EX ($500-$750) $415.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 576 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates team panoramic photograph. Original sepia tone 10"x26" framed image pictures the World Champion Pirates posed in uniform at Forbes Field. Players are identified under the image incl. Cuyler, Carey, McKechnie, Haas, Traynor, and Clarke. Image quality remains very fine with some vertical creasing from scrolling and an area of adhesion to the glass at the lower left corner area (approx. 1/2" wide by 3" tall): VG ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 577 1929 Phila. Athletics team panoramic photograph. Sepia tone 7"x30" image pictures the World Champion 1929 Athletics standing in a row at Shibe Park. Players include Foxx, Collins, Simmons, Cochrane, Grove and manager Connie Mack. The image retains excellent contrast with a vertical crease at the center. The front of the photo also has a few minor surface wrinkles primarily to the far right edge. Classic original image housed in a period oak frame: EX (with note to vertical crease) ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 578 Eddie Cicotte and Buck Weaver original photograph c.1915. Incredible original image pictures the two key figures in the infamous "Black Sox" scandal of 1919 seated in full uniform. Pitcher Cicotte is seated to the right of the attributed deviant, Buck Weaver, who was credited with having organized the scandal to throw the 1919 World Series. Following orders, Eddie Cicotte hit the first batsman of the Series in Game #1 to signal that the "fix was on". The matte finish image measures 3 3/4"x4 1/2" retaining very fine image quality and contrast. A few typical minor surface wrinkles are evident. Very fine and desirable original Black Sox related photograph: EX ($1,500-$2,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 579 New York "Female Giants" team photograph c.1910-20. Charming 5"x7" image pictures a uniformed women's baseball team with "NY" logos on their jerseys holding a period pennant with "Female Giants" lettering across the front. The Female Giants were a mascot team, of sorts, who played various exhibition style games at stadiums in the period including the Polo Grounds: EX ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 580 Lot of (3) photographs by George Grantham Bain c.1915-20. Includes Dave Bancroft, 4"x6": EX-MT; Larry Doyle (batting pose), 4 1/2"x6 1/2" with light edge chipping: EX; and Larry Doyle (action pose with catcher), 4"x6 1/2" with one edge chip: EX ($300-$400) $160.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 581 Zach Wheat photograph by Sy Seidman c.1915. Black and white 4 1/2"x5" image pictures Wheat batting in Brooklyn uniform. Signed by the photographer on the reverse. The front left corners each have small chips: VG-EX ($300-$400) $160.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 582 Chief Bender photograph attributed to George Grantham Bain c.1910-15. Sepia tone 4"x5 1/2" image pictures Bender posed in A's uniform. Multiple period identification labels/dating remain affixed to the reverse. Some 'shadowing' from period adhesive on the back is lightly visible in the background on the front: VG-EX ($300-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 583 Smokey Joe Wood photograph by George Grantham Bain c.1918. Original 4"x5" sepia tone image pictures Joe Wood posed in the dugout wearing full Cleveland Indians uniform. Stamped by Bain on the reverse with period paper identification label: EX ($300-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 584 Babe Ruth photograph c.1927. Interesting 5"x7" still photo from the film "Babe Comes Home" pictures Ruth in his movie uniform. Stamped on the back by Pacific & Atlantic Photos, Inc. Original paper credit has detached from back but is included. Photo retains excellent original contrast and clarity: EX-MT ($300-$500) $121.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 585 1923 World Series photograph. Sepia toned 8"x10" photo pictures, from left to right, Christy Walsh, Miller Huggins, Pat Moran (Reds manager), Babe Ruth, Nick Altrock and John McGraw. These individuals were all part of The Christy Walsh Syndicate and are pictured on the filed at the Polo Grounds prior to a 1923 World Series game. Back features stamp of The Christy Walsh Syndicate and original paper credit remains affixed. Photo has a few minor peripheral creases and editor markings in top and right margins: VG-EX ($500-$750) $193.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 586 Pair of Lou Gehrig photographs c.1930s. Includes 5"x7" Acme Newspictures, Inc. wire photo showing a close-up image of Gehrig's hands gripping a bat. Back has a paper credit attached by modern clear tape bearing a date of 8/21/36. Second Acme Newspictures, Inc. photo measures 5"x6" and shows a close-up image of Gehrig's feet. Back has a paper credit attached by modern clear tape referencing Gehrig's consecutive games played streak approaching 1,800 and his nearly reaching of a number of Ruth's single season offensive records. Ideally matched pair show flawless contrast and clarity with matching Acme Newspictures, Inc. stamping on reverse: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 587 Pair of Babe Ruth photographs c.1920s. Includes 7 1/2"x9 3/4" photo of Ruth pictured in uniform posing with his wife Claire and daughter Julia prior to a game at Yankee Stadium c.1927. Second 7 1/2"x9 1/4" photo shows Babe Ruth posing with Walter Johnson in the Senators dugout at Forbes Field during the 1925 World Series. Ruth is neatly dressed in a suit bearing a 1925 Pittsburgh World Series press pin on his lapel. Both photos show outstanding contrast and clarity and are affixed to a cardboard backing: VG-EX and EX-MT respectively w/ note to backing ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 588 Roberto Clemente, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays photograph c.1961. 5 1/2"x8 1/2" photo captures the three National League superstar sluggers together in the clubhouse of Candlestick Park after the 1961 All-Star Game. Photo is affixed to a cardboard backing. Copy of original paper credit is taped on back detailing how Clemente, Mays and Aaron combined to produce the winning runs for the NL in the tenth inning of the game: EX-MT w/ note to backing ($300-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 589 Roberto Clemente photograph c.1958. 7"x8 3/2" photo captures Clemente gesturing in acknowledgement of his record setting three consecutive triples hit in a single game against the Cincinnati Reds in 1958. Period Associated Press stamp appears on reverse in addition to later stamping by the Chicago Daily News dated "Oct. 7 - 1971". Copy of original paper credit is taped on back: EX-EX/MT ($300-$400) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 590 1941 Lou Gehrig funeral original photograph. Stirring 7"x9" photo pictures Gehrig lying in state as young fans pay their respects. Original paper credit dated "6/3/41" has detached from back but is included. Credit reads, "Silent Tribute - Young fans stand in reverent respect viewing the body of the late Lou Gehrig, former Yankee baseball star and 'Iron Man' of baseball at the Church of The Divine Paternity today. Gehrig died at his home here last night after a long illness. The boys have their gloves with them as they pay respect to their hero." Photo retains excellent original contrast and clarity: EX-MT ($500-$750) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 591 1932 World Champion New York Yankees team photograph. Black and white 8"x10" matted and framed image of the team posed outdoors at Spring Training. Image exhibits very strong clarity and contrast with players incl. Ruth, Gehrig, McCarthy, Pennock, Lazzeri, and Dickey. Marked in bottom right corner by photographer Thorne with titling that reads "Yankees Team '32". Bottom right corner of the photo shows a repair to a 4" crease: VG-EX w/ note to repair ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 592 Babe Ruth photograph with women's softball team c.1939. Black and white 7"x9" image pictures Ruth instructing the "Americanettes" women's softball team on the finer art of hitting. Retains its original paper identification labeling on the reverse: EX ($200-$300) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 593 Jackie Robinson rookie photograph c.1947. Black and white 7"x9" image pictures Robinson in Dodgers uniform leaping to catch a baseball. Superb clarity is evident with its original paper identification label affixed to the reverse. Front remains fairly clean overall with one tiny pinhole at the top margin: EX ($400-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 594 Jackie Robinson photograph c.1949. Crisp 8"x10" black and white portrait pictures Jackie Robinson in Brooklyn Dodgers uniform seated in the dugout. Stamped by photographer "Loughman" on the reverse with apparent "Baseball Magazine" address stamping. Image quality remains very fine with some typical surface age crazing, corner creasing, and a few areas of period photographic detail inpainting: VG-EX ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 595 Babe Ruth photograph by Paul Thompson c.1920s. Black and white 6 1/2"x8 1/2" original image pictures Ruth rounding first base in Yankees home uniform after hitting a home run. Stamped by Thompson on the verso along with titling of "First lap of the home run journey-rounding 1st": EX-MT ($500-$750) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 596 1887 Old Judge N172 complete set of Browns Champions. The thirteen St. Louis Browns Champions cards, issued as part of the 1887 Old Judge N172 series, celebrate the 1886 World Champs and is an immensely popular subset. Cards include Comiskey, Gleason, Welsh, O'Neil, Robinson, Latham, Von Der Ahe, Hudson, Kemler, Caruthers, Nicholl, Foutz and Bushong. The following group was removed from a single 19th century scrapbook, which can be credited with preserving the extraordinary image quality and crisp contrast demonstrated throughout. The majority of the cards show irregularly cut borders and the backs of each have benefited from professional restoration (likely reversible) to mask paper loss resulting from scrapbook removal. This desirable N172 subset is rarely offered in complete form, with the offered assemblage featuring virtually unimprovable imagery: Apparent VG-EX w/ note to restoration ($2,500-$3,500) $2,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 597 Lot of (5) 1911 T-205 cards graded SGC 60 EX. Includes Frank Corridon, Nicholas Maddox, George Moriarity, John Pfeister and George Simmons. All cards feature Piedmont or Sweet Caporal backs. ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 598 Lot of (3) 1911 T-205 HOF'er cards graded SGC 50 VG-EX. Includes Fred Clarke, John McGraw and Joe Tinker. Clarke and Tinker feature Piedmont backs and McGraw is a scarcer Cycle back. ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 599 Pair of 1911 T-205 cards graded SGC 60 EX. Includes Edward Cicotte and Hugh Jennings. Both cards feature Sweet Caporal backs. ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 600 Lot of (2) 1911 T-205 Joe Tinker and Frank Chance cards. Includes Joe Tinker graded SGC 50 VG-EX and Frank Chance graded SGC 60 EX. Both cards feature Piedmont backs. ($300-$400) $350.00
 
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