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Back Items For The Auction of February 26 & 27, 2010  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 201 1895 Spalding Base Ball and Tennis equipment catalogue. Soft cover catalogue features dozens of interior illustrations of all types of equipment including baseballs, gloves, uniforms, and bats. Covers have some light age and handling wear including small bit of chipping to bottom right corner: EX ($400-$600) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 202 "Darktown Battery" mechanical baseball bank c.1888. Desirable 19th century baseball themed children's toy is a vivid reminder of the social status of African Americans during the Victorian era. Bank retains approx. 70% of its original paint and remains in fine working order. Missing its original coin trap under the base and the bat appears to be a period replacement (commonly seen). Retains a vintage 1988 Christie's Auction house label: VG-EX ($1,500-$2,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 203 Baseball decorated ABC plate c.1860s. Soft paste china children's plate features a transfer decorated baseball scene in the center. Titled, "Base Ball: Running to First Base" along the bottom rim with the alphabet in raised letters along the perimeter. 8" diameter with light general wear: EX ($500-$750) $354.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 204 Baseball decorated ABC plate c.1860s. Soft paste china children's plate features a transfer decorated baseball scene in the center. Titled, "Base Ball: Caught on the Fly" along the bottom rim with the alphabet in raised letters along the perimeter. 6" diameter with light general wear and a small repair to a rim chip: EX ($350-$450) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 205 1886 figural baseball trophy by Pairpoint. Exceptional 19th century figural display piece by noted New York silversmith firm Pairpoint has three ring decorated crossed bats positioned atop a silverplated plinth with baseball base and ball ornaments. Inscribed on front and back edges of the base, "First Prize Base Ball" and "Brookline July 5th, 1886". Marked with Pairpoint Mfg. Co. hallmarks underneath, 4 1/2" tall: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 206 Baseball decorated ABC plate c.1860s. Soft paste china children's plate features a transfer decorated baseball scene in the center. Titled, "Base Ball: Pitcher" along the bottom rim with the alphabet in raised letters along the perimeter. 7" diameter with some areas of foxing and a tiny surface rim chip: VG ($350-$450) $244.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 207 Pair of Heubach German bisque porcelain baseball figurines c.1880s. Seldom offered large size variation batter and pitcher figurines stand 14 1/2" tall with hand painted red and blue pinstriped uniforms. The pitcher figurine is very clean with a few very minor rim flakes around the bottom edge. Impressed German manufacturer stampings "Geschuetzt-Gesetzlich" appear under the base: EX-MT. Batter figural has a few minor edge flakes around the bottom rim and has losses to the finger tips on one hand. Bat is a replacement (commonly seen on this figural): EX. Fresh pair recently discovered in a private estate. ($1,500-$2,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 208 Heubach German bisque porcelain baseball figurine c.1880s. Seldom offered large size variation pitcher figurine stands 14 1/2" tall with hand painted blue pinstriped uniform. Fine condition exemplar retains its original color and surface with no restoration. Impressed German manufacturer stampings "Geschuetzt-Gesetzlich" appear under the base. Fresh example from a private collection being offered within the hobby for the first time: NM ($750-$1,250) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 209 Heubach German bisque porcelain baseball figurine c.1880s. Attractive color variation pitcher figurine with hand painted powder blue uniform. Fine condition exemplar retains its original color and surface with no restoration. Impressed German manufacturer stampings "Geschuetzt-Gesetzlich" appear under the base. 9 1/2" tall: EX-MT ($400-$600) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 210 Spalding ring decorated baseball bat c.1880-1900. Early 35" long Spalding "Axeltree" model bat retains its original stenciled centerbrand logo with black painted ring on the barrel end. "Axeltree" and "Strike This Way" stenciled lettering remain visible (moderately faded) on the barrel: VG-EX ($500-$750) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 211 Heubach German bisque porcelain baseball figurine c.1880s. Pitcher figurine stands 12" tall with hand painted blue pinstriped uniform. Fine condition exemplar retains its original color and surface with no restoration. Impressed German manufacturer stampings "Geschuetzt-Gesetzlich" appear under the base: EX-MT ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 212 Baseball decorated porcelain plate by Villeroy & Boch c.1880s. High quality glazed porcelain plate measures 7" in diameter featuring a hand painted scene of an early baseball catcher at the center. Marked Villeroy & Boch on the reverse with light general surface wear: EX-MT ($400-$500) $366.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 213 Lot of (2) baseball decorated porcelain cups by Villeroy & Boch c.1880's. High quality glazed porcelain cups display an image of an early baseball pitcher and catcher respectively on their side panels. 5" tall each marked Villeroy & Boch on the base. Pitcher cup has a light interior hairline: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 214 Baseball decorated porcelain plate by Villeroy & Boch c.1880s. High quality glazed porcelain plate measures 9" in diameter featuring a hand painted scene of an early baseball pitcher at the center. Marked Villeroy & Boch on the reverse with light general surface wear: EX-MT ($400-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 215 Baseball decorated porcelain plate by Villeroy & Boch c.1880s. High quality glazed porcelain plate measures 9" in diameter featuring a hand painted scene of an early baseball batsman at the center. Marked Villeroy & Boch on the reverse with light general surface wear and one light hairline crack: EX ($350-$450) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 216 1898 baseball decorated trophy. Excellent quality three handled loving cup style trophy features a full incised baseball game scene on one side panel. Inscribed on the adjacent panels, "Official Cup" and "Won By AFA Team 1898" in Victorian script. 9" tall with some minor surface wear. First such example we have encountered: EX ($750-$1,000) $495.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 217 Spalding "Wagon Tongue" model baseball bat c.1890-1910. Full size 33" long bat retains its original black painted ring at the barrel end with stenciled "Spalding" logo at the centerbrand area. Model "No. 000" is also stamped at center area flanked by "Wagon" and "Tongue" lettering. The bat retains a very fine original patina and ribbed handle grip: VG-EX ($500-$750) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 218 Baseball decorated occupational shaving mug c.1890-1910. Handled white porcelain mug displays a finely hand painted baseball game scene around the front of the body. "A.S. Gullifer" in gilt lettering across the top denotes the owner. Marked "T&V France" on the bottom. Condition grade is exceptional retaining original surface and color: NM ($1,500-$2,000) $1,198.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 219 Baseball decorated trophy c.1914. Large bulbous form two handled trophy standing 11" tall and measuring 11" wide at the handles features an engraved baseball game scene wrapping around the front half of the trophy. Inscribed as being "Presented by Mayor Hershfield of Pompton Lakes to the winner of the Baseball Game Pompton Lakes League Team vs. General Kearny Council #261 J-O-U-A-M Sept. 7, 1914." Henry Hershfield was a prominent civic leader in the Pompton Lakes area of New Jersey, and a baseball field which is still in use was named in his honor. Marked "Rogers Bros." on bottom. Minor scattered surface wear and tarnish: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 220 Delft porcelain baseball decorated stein c.1880-1900. Handled Delft porcelain stein measures 6" tall with cobalt color scheme depicting a uniformed baseball pitcher on a side panel: EX-MT ($500-$750) $385.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 221 1915 Reach figural baseball trophy. Nicely crafted loving cup is inscribed on the front, "Reach Trophy Champions Greenville Mill League Season 1915 Won By Brandon Baseball Team". The trophy lid features three crossed bats supporting a baseball with decorative Reach Official American League stampings. 16" tall with some minor surface wear and a small ding to the top of the ball: EX ($500-$750) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 222 A.J. Reach Co. figural baseball trophy c.1911. Ornate three handled loving cup style trophy features applied silverplate crossed bats and ball bearing the Reach logo stamping. Engraved as having been presented by the A.J. Reach Co. to the "West Side Fraternal Baseball League Champions". 10" tall with an engraving on the back panel listing the winners names. Trophy has a few indentations in several areas and is slightly misshapen around the base, which is not visible from the front. Minor scattered surface wear: VG-EX ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 223 Goldsmith figural baseball trophy c.1920s. Silverplated figural trophy measures 14" tall with crossed bats and ball finial. Inscribed on the bulbous form body, "Middlesex County Industrial League" with silver band at the bottom bearing "Goldsmith Trophy" inscription. Exhibits general light evident wear throughout with some surface scratching: VG-EX ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 224 Ty Cobb autographed letter. Dated June 19, 1948 handwritten letter on Cobb's personal stationary was sent to Mrs. B. Richards from Ty Cobb with content regarding condolences to the passing of Al Freeman. Signed at the bottom, "Ty Cobb". The signature rates 9/10 out of 10. The body of the letter itself was not written by Cobb himself, but by an unknown hand. Includes its original mailing envelope (with Cobb's printed address on the reverse) along with LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA: NM ($750-$1,250) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 225 Unique Ty Cobb autographed marriage certificate. Original marriage certificate dated Dec. 1, 1947 for Cobb's acquaintances Albert Freeman and Margaret B. Richards. Cobb was a family acquaintance and, along with another party, was a witness to the marriage. As such, the certificate lists "Tyrus Cobb as resident of Cave Rock Cove, Nevada" as a witness. Signed at the bottom, "Tyrus R. Cobb" in blue fountain pen rating 9 out of 10. The certificate itself measures 8"x13" with some light general wrinkling. Unique official document signed by Cobb. Includes LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA: Certificate: EX, Signature: NM ($3,000-$4,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 226 Ty Cobb autographed Cobb Memorial Hospital announcement brochure c.1950. Foldout brochure measuring 9"x12" (unfolded) was issued to announce the construction of "Cobb Memorial Hospital" in Royston, GA, which was founded with a $100,000 donation from Ty Cobb in memory of his parents, Herschel and Amanda Cobb. The piece itself pictures the original sketch of the hospital and includes "Cobb Memorial Hospital" titling. Signed on the verso, "To Mrs. Richards From Your Friend Ty Cobb" in blue fountain pen. Signature remains very bold rating 10 out of 10. In 1905, Cobb's mother fatally shot his father in a tragic accident, which, according to Cobb, forever changed his temperament. Unique and interesting Cobb signed item is one of only two signed examples that we have encountered (the other is within this auction). Includes LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA: Brochure: EX-MT, Signature: MT ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 227 Ty Cobb autographed and initialed Louisville Slugger promotional booklet. Soft cover bound booklet titled "Science of Batting" by Ty Cobb was produced by Louisville Slugger in 1944. Signed on the front cover, "To Doug Richards From Ty Cobb" in blue fountain pen. Cobb also added, "why were you not a first baseman" and signs again "T.R.C." with his initials. Signature, initials, and salutations all rate 8 out of 10. Includes LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA along with an original envelope (blank): Booklet: EX, Signature: NM ($2,000-$2,500) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 228 Ty Cobb autographed Cobb Memorial Hospital announcement brochure c.1950. Foldout brochure measuring 9"x12" (unfolded) was issued to announce the construction of "Cobb Memorial Hospital" in Royston, GA, which was founded with a $100,000 donation from Ty Cobb in memory of his parents, Herschel and Amanda Cobb. The piece itself pictures the original sketch of the hospital and includes "Cobb Memorial Hospital" titling. Signed on the verso, "To Al Freeman From his Friend Ty Cobb" in blue fountain pen. Signature remains very bold rating 10 out of 10. Cobb's mother had fatally shot his father in a tragic accident in 1905, which, according to Cobb, forever changed his temperament. Unique and interesting Cobb signed item is one of only two signed examples (the other is within this auction) that we have encountered. Includes LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA: Brochure: EX-MT, Signature: MT ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 229 1927 Ty Cobb single signed baseball. Rare playing career era Cobb autographed ball is signed in blue fountain pen, "Ty Cobb Sept.-12-27" on a side panel. Signature rates 6/7 out of 10. B.Johnson AL ball exhibits general light handling and age toning retaining bold manufacturer and league president stampings. Uncommon and desirable non personalized playing career era exemplar. Includes LOA from JSA: EX ($5,000-$7,500) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 230 Ty Cobb YMCA professional quality baseball bat c.1917-21. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with special "YMCA" stampings measures 33 1/4" long and weighs 34.4oz. The bat retains very bold mfg. and player name stampings along with the YMCA logo stamping. Bat has a repaired handle crack with (2) period wood screws on the back and two sets of period initials carved nearby: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 231 Ty Cobb autographed personal check. Dated January 6, 1955 personal check bears Cobb's name pre-printed at the left edge. Signed in Cobb's trademark green ink at the bottom rating 9 out of 10. The check itself has a few very light vertical surface creases (typically seen) and a tiny chip at the bottom right corner. Includes LOA from JSA: Check: EX-MT, Signature: NM-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 232 Rare Chicago Cubs souvenir pennant c.1910-20. Oversized 36" long red pennant displays early "C" decoration on a baseball graphic at the left side with "Chicago" lettering in Old English script across the body of the pennant. The pennant retains its original tassels and remains in very fine overall condition for its age with a few areas of light age toning/fading to the bottom edge and top left corners areas. One of the earliest Chicago Cubs pennants that we have encountered: VG-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 233 Ty Cobb miniature decal baseball bat c.1910-15. Louisville Slugger model 40TC measures 14" long and features an uncommon vertical decal of Ty Cobb at the barrel end. The decal remains approx. 65-70% complete with scattered areas of surface loss. Bat itself exhibits minor age toning and wear: Overall EX ($500-$750) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 234 "Husky Hans" baseball sheet music c.1904. Desirable period sheet music endorsed by Honus Wagner features a full image of Wagner in Pirates uniform on the front. The edges and two corners have some chipping which does not affect Wagner's photo: GD ($200-$300) $110.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 235 1909 World Series panoramic photograph. Printed photographic display piece issued as a supplement to the Pittsburgh Index pictures a panoramic view of the opening game from the 1909 World Series at Pittsburgh. Overall size is 16"x41" matted and framed with team panoramic images of the Tigers and Pirates positioned beneath the stadium view of Forbes Field. The series featured the matchup of Honus Wagner and Ty Cobb who had not previously played against each other. Image quality remains very fine with original fold lines and some light age toning to the bottom left corner area: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 236 1907 Boston Braves Opening Day invitation and game ticket with original envelope. Ornate 8"x10" foldout invitation with engraved American eagle decoration on the front. Decorative script font invites the recipient to the "Opening Game of the Season" at the Columbus Avenue Base Ball Grounds, Boston. The invitation is accompanied by its original ticket (3"x4 1/2") on cardboard stock compliments of the "Boston Base Ball Club". Invitation is matted and framed, ticket is loose: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 237 1914 Baltimore Terrapins Federal League stock certificate. Rare original stock certificate was issued by the Baltimore Federal League baseball team in 1914. Decorative certificate features a raised seal at the bottom margin and is signed by the team president. One of only a handful of surviving examples: EX-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 238 Honus Wagner autographed premium photo. Black and white pose of Wagner as a coach for the Pirates during the 1930s is signed across the front in blue fountain pen. Signature presents very nicely rating 9/10 out of 10. The top and bottom edges of the photo card appear to have been slightly trimmed. Includes LOA from JSA: Photo: EX, Signature: NM-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $807.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 239 Forbes Field porcelain candy dish and tea cup c.1909. Includes reticulated edge porcelain candy dish featuring a hand painted scene of Pittsburgh's Forbes Field in the center. 6" diameter with some minor surface wear retaining an uncommon amount of its original gilt paint: EX-MT; and a matching tea cup with identical Forbes Field painted decoration on the front, 3" tall: NM ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 240 Scarce 1904 Jimmy Collins Blue Label Cigar souvenir pin. One of a set of (16) souvenir pins issued in commemoration of the World Champion 1903 Red Sox as an advertisement for "Blue Label" cigars. Offered is one of the key pins to the series picturing team captain and Hall of Fame member Jimmy Collins. The pin surface remains in outstanding original condition for this issue retaining strong original color with only some very minor surface wear. Back of the pin retains its original "A.R. Lopez, Tremont St. Boston" mfg. label. 1 1/2" diameter: EX-MT ($2,500-$3,500) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 241 Wageman's "Welcome Home Cy Young" souvenir pin c.1909. Celluloid souvenir pin measuring 1 1/4" in diameter pictures Cy Young on the front. Titled at the top, "Welcome Home 'Cy' Season 1909" with "Wageman's" advertising name in red at the bottom margin. Retains its original Whitehead & Hoag mfg. paper label on verso. Fine general condition with some typical light to moderate surface wear and light scratching: EX ($750-$1,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 242 Hazen "Ki Ki" Cuyler professional model baseball bat c.1920s. Spalding Hand Turned model "PP" bat with "Cuyler"name deeply impressed on the barrel end measures 36" long and weighs 35.4oz. Showing excellent use, including ball marks and cleat marks, the bat retains a unique small area of period handle tape, which matches photographs of Cuyler using bats with nearly identical taping (see detail image). The bat retains its original deep brown finish with some surface scratching to the barrel area, possibly from bat racks although unclear. Spalding center brand stampings remain quite bold with Spalding logo also stamped on the knob end. The bat is being offered for the first time publicly and originated from a former Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph reporter. According to family history, the gentleman received the bat from a fellow reporter who obtained it immediately following the 1925 World Series in which Cuyler doubled home the game winning run to capture the Championship for Pittsburgh. Fine and difficult HOF game bat being offered for the first time publicly. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, notarized letter of provenance from the family, and (2) reproduction photos of Cuyler using similar bat with handle tape: EX ($4,000-$5,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 243 Hugh Duffy autographed album page. Unlined 4"x5" yellow album page is signed by Duffy in blue fountain pen rating 9 out of 10. Top edge of the page has two minute tears mentioned for accuracy only. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 244 1922 Washington Senators player's contract signed by Clark Griffith with notations. Original 1922 player's contract issued to Val Picinich is signed on the interior by HOF'er Clark Griffith in black fountain pen. Signature rates 8 out of 10. Additionally, Griffith has handwritten several contract addendums underneath the signature area. Includes LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($300-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 245 Rare Bennie Kauff autographed photograph. Black and white printed publication photo measuring 5"x7" pictures Kauff in New York Giants uniform c.1916. Signed in blue fountain pen, "Best Wishes to Michael Sams from Bennie Kauff". Kauff adds at the bottom, "Federal League Batting Leader .370-1914 .342-1915" in his hand. Signature and notations all rate 8/9 out of 10. Nicknamed, "Ty Cobb of the Feds", Kauff was the dominant offensive forces in the short lived two year Federal League from 1914-15. After a shaky acquittal of a car theft charge in 1921, Commissioner Kennesaw M. Landis banned Kauff from baseball for life citing his "incorrigible character". Notably rare signed photo. Includes LOA from JSA: Photo: EX, Signature: NM ($750-$1,000) $2,310.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 246 1929 Brooklyn Dodgers player's contract signed by Wilbert Robinson. Original 1929 player's contract issued to Val Picinich is signed on the interior by HOF'er Wilbert Robinson in black fountain pen. Signature rates 8 out of 10. The contract is also signed by Val Picinich. Robinson rates as one of more difficult HOF'er signatures to obtain from the period as he passed away in 1934. Includes LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($750-$1,250) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 247 Fine Walter Johnson single signed baseball. Clean, unused, light cream colored Frick NL baseball has been signed on a side panel in black fountain pen, "To Teddy McKelden Jr. Best Wishes Walter Johnson Aug. 10, 1940". Signature and salutation remain very bold rating 8/9 out of 10. The ball itself presents in unused original condition with no mentionable defects. Outstanding exemplar of a tough and desirable HOF pitcher. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($4,000-$5,000) $3,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 248 Lot of Lena Blackburne/Philadelphia Athletics related items. Includes matted and framed 8"x10" sepia tone auto. photo of Connie Mack and Blackburne dressed in Mexican garb (signed by each): EX-MT; Oct. 18, 1938 Lena Blackburne testimonial dinner program signed by Phillies President Gerry Nugent on the front cover and several others on the interior including Connie Mack, Roy Mack, and Blackburne: EX; and a modern era container (empty) of "Lena Blackburne's Original Baseball Rubbing Mud" as named after the former A's pitcher. Includes LOA from JSA (autographs) ($400-$500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 249 Rare A.C. "Dazzy" Vance single signed baseball c. 1929. Light to moderately toned J.Heydler NL ball is signed across the sweet spot, "A.C. Dazzy Vance Brooklyn BBC 1929". Signature remains clearly legible ranging from 2 to 7 out of 10 with some age fading to the "A.C." initials. The ball itself retains fine original mfg. and president stampings with some typical age and handling wear. Elusive HOF'er single signed ball is only the third such example that we have handled. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signature: Range PR-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 250 Leo "Gabby" Hartnett single signed baseball c.1926-32. Uncommon and desirable playing career example is signed in black fountain pen across the sweet spot. Signature displays beautifully rating 8 out of 10. J.Heydler NL ball appears to be unused with only some minor surface toning. One of only a scant few playing career examples that we have encountered. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-EX/MT, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $4,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 251 Rare Cy Young single signed baseball. Lightly toned Wilson "Official League" ball is signed on a side panel by Young in blue ink. Signature rates 7 out of 10 with a few minor surface abrasions on the leather surrounding the autograph area. The remainder of the ball has a few surface scratches and a small abrasion. The ball was obtained in person by the consignor in 1953 at a Little League banquet. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signature: EX-MT ($4,000-$5,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 252 Connie Mack single signed baseball. Cream color Wilson "Official Little League" ball is signed across the sweet spot by Mack in blue fountain pen. The signature presents very nicely rating 8 out of 10. Uncommon non personalized high grade Mack single signed exemplar. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-MT, Signature: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,395.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 253 Scarce Al Simmons single signed baseball. Lightly toned Wilson "Interscholastic League" baseball is signed on a side panel in vintage fountain pen, "Al Simmons." Signature rates 6/7 out of 10. Ball exhibits minor surface soiling. Simmons managed an impressive 20 year career as one of the game's premier hitting outfielders and a key member of Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics Dynasty. He was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in 1953 and passed away less than (3) years later. There are a scant few Simmons singles circulating and this is the first we have handled. Includes original Wilson box (VG) and LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: EX, Signature: EX/MT ($1,500-$2,000) $2,659.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 254 1914 Philadelphia Athletics World Series press pin top. Rare original broach style pinback portion of the 1914 Athletics World Series press pin. Relief decorated pinback measures 1 1/2" long with the A's elephant mascot atop crossed bats and ball dTcor. "Philadelphia Athletics American League" appears in raised lettering around the perimeter. Missing its original ribbon and pendant with only vestiges of the white enamel surface remaining on the ball area on the front: EX ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 255 1929 Philadelphia Athletics American League Champions composite photograph auto. by Jimmie Foxx. 10"x13" photographic composite image of the AL Champion Philadelphia Athletics pictures Mack, Foxx, Grove, Simmons, Cochrane, Cronin and Collins. Jimmie Foxx has signed the piece on his image in dark blue fountain pen rating 8 out of 10. The 1929 AL Champion A's would go on to become World Champions and are regarded by many historians as the greatest baseball team of all-time. Photograph shows multiple horizontal creases and surface cracking from scrolling and a border tear at bottom. Framed. Includes LOA from JSA: Photo: VG, Signature: NM-MT ($750-$1,250) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 256 April 17, 1913 Philadelphia Athletics Opening Day ticket stub. Original ticket stub was issued for the opening game played between the Athletics and Red Sox on April 17, 1913 at Shibe Park. The A's would win the game and go on to capture the World Championship that season. Ticket remains very clean with a period pencil notation on verso denoting game/score/teams: EX ($400-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 257 1915 Philadelphia Inquirer "World Series Tourists" pinback. Fine quality enameled pin was awarded to one of a group of recipients who won a contest sponsored by the Philadelphia Inquirer to attend the World Series. The pin measures 6" long retaining its original red and blue ribbons with gilt lettering. Includes several xerox copies of 1915 newspapers chronicling the contest and its winner: EX-MT ($400-$500) $495.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 258 Lot of (4) items with relation to the 1920 World Series. Includes (2) rain check stubs issued for games played at Ebbets Field: EX; 1920 Philadelphia Inquirer "World Series Tourists" enameled fob with leather band: EX; and a 1920 Philadelphia Inquirer "World Series Tourists" enameled brooch pin with its original box: EX. The lot also includes a misc. Phila. A's ticket stub c.1920s: VG ($300-$400) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 259 Collection of (6) vintage Pacific Coast League baseball programs. Includes 1926 Sacramento vs. Hollywood, scored in pencil and separated at the spine: GD-VG; 1938 San Diego vs. Hollywood, unscored: VG-EX; 1938 Sacramento vs. Los Angeles, scored in pencil: VG-EX; 1938 Sacramento vs. Los Angeles, scored in pencil: VG-EX; 1940 Pakland vs. Los Angeles, partially scored in pencil: VG-EX; and 1940 Hollywood vs. Los Angeles, partially scored in pencil: VG-EX ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 260 San Francisco Seals program with Joe DiMaggio c.1932-35. Rare original foldout program was issued for a game played between San Francisco and Los Angeles and includes Joe DiMaggio, who was playing for the Seals. Program is scored and spells the name "DiMaggio". Some separation at the spine is evident: VG ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 261 Babe Ruth store model baseball glove c.1930s. RHT model glove features Spalding logo stampings on the interior palm area with "Babe Ruth" facsimile signature stamping on the heel area, which retains a portion of its original silver inlay to the lettering. Back of the glove has some period notations to the pinky finger and backstrap with some chipping to the interior padding: EX (with note to period notations/chipping to padding) ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 262 1927 New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians program autographed by Babe Ruth. Vintage program issued for a game played at Cleveland in 1927 between the Yankees and Indians has been scored on the interior. Back cover has been signed by three Yankees players in black fountain pen: Babe Ruth, Bob Shawkey, and Joe Dugan. Signatures rate 8 out of 10 with Ruth's classic 1920s era signature displaying with quotations around "Babe". A period date is written on the front cover and one part of the center scoring page is detached but intact. Includes LOA from JSA: Program: VG, Signatures: NM ($2,000-$3,000) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 263 Fine Babe Ruth inscribed single signed baseball c.1940s. Mildly toned Harridge AL baseball is neatly inscribed across a side panel in blue fountain pen "Sincerely Babe Ruth". Inscription and signature display boldly, rating 8 out of 10. The ball exhibits a few light surface abrasions and minor general handling wear. Most notable is an area just below the signature where it appears that an ink notation was likely removed. Outstanding overall eye appeal with a vibrant inscription that can be read from across the room. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signature: NM ($7,500-$10,000) $7,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 264 Lou Gehrig autographed baseball c.1931-34. Lightly toned W.Harridge AL ball (1931-34 labeling period) is signed across the sweet spot in blue fountain pen by Lou Gehrig. Signature rates 4 out of 10 with some fading to the last name. Teammate and HOF pitcher Lefty Gomez has signed an adjacent side panel rating 5/6 out of 10. Uncommon Gehrig sweet spot signature exemplar displays as an affordable alternative to a pure single signed ball. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signature: VG ($3,500-$4,500) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 265 Babe Ruth autographed photograph. 5"x7" black and white image captures Ruth swinging during a spring training game in the 1930s. Ruth's non-personalized inscription "Sincerely, Babe Ruth" appears at the bottom in blue ink, rating 6-7 out of 10. Ruth's pen apparently failed to produce ink on his first attempt, creating a double impression on the word "Sincerely". Photo itself shows minimal wear mostly relegated to the white margins. Photo is stamped on reverse by Apex Photograph Company. Includes LOA from JSA: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,980.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 266 Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1930-40s. Toned Frick NL ball is signed on a side panel by Ruth in blue fountain pen. Signature presents very nicely rating 7/8 out of 10. The ball itself has uniform moderate toning , likely from game use as the signature displays boldly on top of the original coloration. Includes LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA: Ball: VG-EX, Signature: NM ($5,000-$7,500) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 267 Carl Mays store model baseball glove c.1920s. Rare Goldsmith Carl Mays model glove features its original facsimile signature stampings on the interior palm area which retain a large portion of the silver lettering. Goldsmith mfg. logo is also stamped on the interior. The back of the glove has Goldsmith label on the backstrap along with Goldsmith brass button. Olive colored leather glove exhibits light to moderate use: EX ($300-$400) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 268 Winchester baseball equipment advertising display c.1915-20. Large 18"x39" framed cardboard display features color images of Winchester baseball bats and balls. Exhibits general light to moderate age toning throughout with some surface abrasions, most notably to the top of the bat at far left and a few of the baseball images at the bottom: VG-EX ($500-$750) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 269 Reach baseball fielder's glove c.1920s. Full size light tan glove exhibits light general use while retaining its original interior silver mfg. stampings on the interior with Reach brass button and label on backstrap remaining in original condition: EX-EX/MT ($150-$250) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 270 Winchester Sporting Goods model baseball bat c.1920s. 33" long bat features Winchester Sporting Goods mfg. stamping at the centerbrand area and "Professional Oil Finish" on the barrel end. The bat has had some professional restoration to the barrel end and a handle crack: VG-EX ($300-$400) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 271 Lot of (3) vintage baseball spider style catcher's masks c.1890-1910. Includes full size mask with large bead weld construction and throat protector (replaced head strapping): VG-EX; Leather padded spider style mask retaining forehead padding: EX; and Leather padded elongated spider style mask with uncommon interior padding formation: VG-EX ($750-$1,250) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 272 Winchester Sporting Goods baseball equipment advertising triptych display c.1920s. Three panel cardboard advertising display features a color lithographic baseball scene in pastel colors. Each section measures 18"x41" framed, which combines for a visually impressive overall display. Baseball bat model and catcher's chest protector images flank a central panel image of a uniformed player in a game scene advertising the Winchester brand. All three panels remain in very fine condition with vibrant original color with some minor edge wear and a few small creases: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $3,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 273 Winchester baseball catcher's equipment advertising sign c. 1915-20. 18"x40" full color lithographic cardboard sign picturing various pieces of vintage equipment remains in fine general condition with bright original color. Has a few small pinhole/puncture holes and a corner crease at the upper right. Framed: EX ($750-$1,000) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 274 Figural baseball trophy c.1920-30s. Large 10" tall silverplated batter figural is mounted atop a 3" tall black bakelite cylindrical base. The batter has some age patination to the surface plating while retaining excellent eye appeal: VG-EX ($300-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 275 Winchester baseball glove advertising sign c. 1915-20. 18"x40" full color lithographic cardboard sign picturing various Winchester brand baseball gloves remains in uncommonly clean overall condition with brilliant original color. Only one small puncture hole at the top. Framed: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $2,464.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 276 Arts and Crafts baseball decorative trophy c.1923. Stylish bronze plated handled trophy features a silver overlay baseball player on the front with tiling, "Presented by Harry W. Pulcifer". Back is titled, "Won By Oakland Pyramid No. 2 1923". The trophy remains in original condition with some light general surface wear and scratching. 11" tall: EX ($400-$600) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 277 Spalding "Mushroom" model baseball bat c.1910. 34" long bat features a pronounced 'mushroom' shaped knob with Spalding stampings and titling at the centerbrand area: EX ($300-$400) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 278 Baseball decorated occupational shaving mug c.1910. Rare handled mug stands 4" tall featuring a beautiful hand painted baseball scene wrapped around the body. Marked "M&Z Austria" on the bottom: NM ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 279 Baseball decorated tankard c.1910. Rare handled mug standing 5" tall features a beautiful hand painted baseball scene wrapped around the body. Marked "M&Z Austria" on the bottom: NM ($500-$750) $385.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 280 Set of (3) baseball decorated porcelain plates c.1910. Trio of scalloped edge plates measuring 9 /4" in diameter features sequential hand painted baseball scenes on the front. Marked "M&Z Austria" on the bottom. One plate has a crack to one edge; another has a tiny surface hairline; and the other remains very clean: Range VG-EX/MT ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 281 Spalding spider style catcher's mask with throat protector c.1910-20. Top of the line quality catcher's mask retains its original interior leather padding along with desirable throat protector formation. The mask also retains its original canvas head strapping with red Spalding label. Very clean throughout with light to moderate age and usage wear: EX ($500-$750) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 282 Baseball decorated tankard c.1910. Rare handled mug stands 6" tall featuring a beautiful hand painted baseball scene wrapped around the body. Marked "M&Z Austria" on the bottom: NM ($500-$750) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 283 Baseball decorated tea cup and pin tray c.1910. Includes diminutive tea cup mug standing 3 1/2" tall featuring a beautiful hand painted baseball fielding scene on the front: NM; and a pin tray with a matching fielding scene measuring 5" long: NM. Both pieces are marked "M&Z Austria" on the bottom. ($250-$350) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 284 Rare Reach leather padded baseball catcher's chest protector. Adult size chest protector with woolen backing has a rare ribbed leather padded surface on the front. Retains its original canvas back strappings, several of which have torn at the joints. Reach logo stamping remains clearly visible on the leather surface: VG-EX ($500-$750) $799.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 285 Miniature Reach baseball spider style catcher's mask c.1910-15. Charming and diminutive miniature catcher's mask retains its original leather chin padding with Reach mfg. stampings. Likely produced as a salesman's sample and is the first example of its type that we have encountered. 4 1/2" tall with light general age wear: EX ($400-$500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 286 Harwood "Black Beauty" model baseball c.1910-20. Rare black leather ball with cream colored stitching features gold stamped "Black Beauty" lettering across the sweet spot. Harwood mfg. logo is stamped in gold on the top panel. Ball shows light to moderate use with a 1/2" area of surface loss to the leather on the back side. First example we have handled: VG-EX ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 287 Lot of (2) figure eight style baseballs c.1910-20. Pair of early leather baseballs (markings not visible) each retain their original patinated surface with fine visual appeal: VG-EX ($300-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 288 Harvard baseball decorative porcelain wall plaque c.1905. Unusual porcelain wall plaque features hand painted Harvard baseball pitcher by F.Earl Christy. 13" tall marked "WP LaBelle China" on back: EX ($400-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 289 Harvard baseball decorated porcelain water pitcher and mug c.1905. Fine quality large handled porcelain water pitcher stands 11" tall with a hand painted Harvard baseball player by F.Earl Christy on the front. The piece displays very nicely as EX-MT, but does have a repair to two cracks along the top rim and some repairs to cracking underneath the base: VG. The lot also includes a matching porcelain mug which has one small rim chip: VG-EX ($600-$800) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 290 Spalding athletic bench c.1915-25. Small leather covered wooden bench measuring 21" long bears an A.G. Spalding Bros. decal on a side panel. The bench shows evident use with some tears to the leather surface (missing a small section of surface on top) and some general scratching to the wooden base. To our knowledge, one of only a few surviving examples: VG-EX ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 291 Yale baseball decorated porcelain mug c.1910. Handled porcelain mug stands 4" tall with hand painted color Yale baseball scene across the front. Stamped "Laughlin Art China" on the bottom: EX-MT ($300-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 292 Reach figural baseball trophy c.1920s. Fine quality figural silverplated trophy stands 11" tall featuring an oversized Reach Official American League baseball positioned atop a columnar plinth with two baseball bats in front. Exhibits general surface wear and tarnish with a small dent on top. Very desirable period figural trophy with Pat. date of 1909 and American League ball decor: EX-MT ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 293 Spalding figural baseball fielder's trophy c.1928. Fine quality silverplated trophy depicts a classic figural first baseman atop a plinth base. Titling on baseball at plinth center reads, "Won By San Jose No 22 NS-GW Winter League 1928." The trophy retains its original black painted wooden base and remains structurally sound overall. Tarnishing and surface wear affect the metal figural and the base exhibits surface wear. Measures 13" long: VG-EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 294 Baseball decorative humidor c.1930s. Lidded porcelain humidor has a color rendering of the famed "National Game of Base Ball" scene on the front with green painted back panel. 8" tall with typical light handling wear. The ribbed glass lid is a period replacement for the original which had a baseball shaped finial: EX ($400-$500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 295 Collection of baseball decorated porcelain serving pieces c.1910. Rare grouping of glazed pottery with baseball related decor including (2) players and Detroit Tigers style logo. Total of (9) pieces to include: Scalloped edge serving dish (8"), Oval serving platter (9"), Miniature candy compote (2 1/2" tall), Miniature dish (5" diameter), Medium size fruit compote (5" tall), Soup bowl (10" diameter), Asparagus dish (10" long), creamer (3" tall), and Elongated serving dish (12" long). All pieces remain in fine overall condition with no major structural damage and only a few areas of minor edge chipping/wear. Marked Shenango Pottery Co., New Castle/PA. Highly uncommon quantity offering of this early 20th century baseball decorative china: Range VG/EX-NM ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 296 Scarce 1906 Chicago White Sox decorative hall rack. Superb quality Arts & Crafts style hammered metal with copper wash mirrored hall rack retains its original scalloped edge mirror in the center and three ornate coat hooks. Diamond shaped copper body features various baseball decorations including baseball shaped border pattern, pair of White Sox logos on shields flanking the mirror, crossed bats and equipment decor under mirror, and "World's Champions 1906" lettering above mirror. One of only a few examples known to exist remaining in superb untouched original condition with unpolished copper wash surface and period center mirror. Significant baseball display piece relating to the 1906 World Champion White Sox, 18" square: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 297 Lot of (5) unusual miniature baseball chalkware figurals c.1920s. Interesting group of folk art diminutive baseball miniature chalkware pieces includes Chicago Cubs mascot, home plate, diamond shaped field with players, baseball bat, and baseball pitcher figural. Sizes range from 2" to 3" in diameter retaining their original surface: EX ($300-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 298 "Home Run" baseball decorative whiskey flask c.1920s. Vintage clear glass whiskey bottle retains its original decorative paper label on the front titled "Home Run" with baseball batter graphic. Marked by the manufacturer "Fairfield Distillery in Bardstown, KY". 9" tall with some light chipping to the labels: VG-EX ($300-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 299 "Base Ball Liniment" enameled advertising sign c.1910-15. Rectangular 12"x26" enameled metal sign, advertising "Base Ball" brand liniment, pictures the liniment box with baseball player graphics. Marked Nelke-Verinrite Signs, NY at the bottom right. Sign remains in nearly original condition with several areas of surface buildup and/or in painting, which is mostly confined to the edges but extends into a very small portion of the upper lettering. (3) Rivet liners missing: EX ($600-$800) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 300 Baseball decorative trophy c.1920-30s. Finely made two handled silverplated loving cup trophy positioned on a mahogany wooden base. The front of the cup features an embossed placard with a finely engraved baseball game scene inclusive of grandstands with fans in the background. Inscribed, "Top Top Tailors Trophy The World's Largest One Price Tailors". 15" tall with some general age and handling wear: EX ($400-$500) $266.00
 
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