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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 301 Wilson figural baseball trophy. Slender 16" tall columnar trophy consists of a figural pitcher finial atop a baseball shaped support. Crossed bats adorn the front of the trophy with "Wilson Trophy" inscribed on the silver plated band around the base. General light surface wear is evident and the batter foot has been reinforced at its connection with the trophy: EX ($400-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 302 Imperial size figural baseball trophy c.1924. Impressive 27" tall silverplated trophy consists of a three handled loving cup inscribed on the front, "City Champs and National Division Season 1924 Industrial Baseball League Won By Safety Car H&L Co." The base features a total of six crossed baseball bats each with a ball shaped finial. Trophy lid displays a figural pitcher. Original painted wooden cylindrical base remains intact. General surface patination and handling wear is evident while retaining a fine overall presentation: EX ($750-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 303 "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" Edison cylinder roll c. 1905. Original Edison roll, which plays "Take Me Out To The Ball Game", remains in its original container. Container has some light surface wear; interior roll is in superb original condition. Titled on both the lid and interior roll: EX ($400-$500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 304 Baseball decorated "The Lap Board" game board c.1900-10. Period wooden game board measures 18"x30" with polychrome paint depicting a baseball crowd scene at the top with uniformed players seated on the bench. Arabian chess board and decorative vignettes are found at the other end of the board. Manufactured by the Leonard Mfg. Co. in Grand Rapids, MI. Retains a very fine original surface with desirable aged patination. The edges of the board have some relatively minor flaking with some light splintering, which also affects the reverse: VG ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 305 Folk art painted baseball scoreboard c.1930s-40s. Large 25.75"x37.5" scoreboard is painted in red and yellow over black with grid for scoring games. Retains nice original surface with team name metal hooks. Most likely hung in a tavern during the period for scoring games: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 306 Baseball figural matchsafe c.1890-1910. Finely crafted 3" tall figural metal matchsafe consists of three crossed bats supporting a ball shaped match receptacle. The piece retains an uncommon amount of its original gilt paint (95%): EX ($300-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 307 Figural baseball napkin ring c.1890-1910. Silverplated napkin ring with two crossed baseball bats and ball shaped finial. Exhibits some minor indentations and surface wear: VG-EX ($300-$400) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 309 Pair of baseball decorated bookends c.1910-15. 6" tall Bronze bookbnds feature batter graphics in relief in the style of the Arts and Crafts movement. Stamped "Bronze" with foundry number on back: EX-MT ($500-$750) $440.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 310 "Jim Dandies" baseball decorated peanut tin c.1915-20. Oversized 11" cylindrical peanut tin advertising "Jim Dandies" brand peanuts retains its original exterior paper labeling with full baseball game scene. Charming and colorful rendering of a group of young men playing baseball with various onlookers. Marked by manufacturer Counter Confection Co., Chicago. Very fine general condition with some typical light surface wear to the exterior. First such example we have handled: EX ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 311 Baseball decorative hand painted illustration c.1912. Nicely executed original illustrative player with hand painted watercolor decor. The piece measures 20"x28" on board and has been signed at the bottom by the artist "Arthur S. Wilcox" dated 1912. General condition remains very fine with some typical light surface soiling to the background area and a few minor edge tears which are not highly visible under the framing: VG-EX ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 312 Detroit Tigers figural doorstop c.1930-40s. Cast iron Tiger figural doorstop measures 9" tall retaining the majority of its original light brown with black striped paint: EX-MT ($300-$400) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 313 1949 figural baseball trophy with relation to the Ford Motor Co. Handsome figural trophy stands 18" tall featuring a fine quality silverplated batsman atop a columnar trophy base with silverplated body. The column of the trophy is inscribed, "Chicago Metropolitan Ford 1949 American Legion Jr. Baseball 9th District Champs". Very clean overall with attractive presentation: EX-MT ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 314 Figural baseball trophy with catcher finial c.1950s. Silverplated handled loving cup style trophy has a fine quality catcher figural at the top. Inscribed, "Lower Columbia League Champions 1954-55" on the front. 19" tall with a cream colored bakelite cylindrical base: EX-MT ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 315 Reach figural baseball trophy c.1913. Two handled cup with figural baseball bats and balls on base is inscribed on top to winners and dated 1939 with Reach Company name. 11" tall with minor surface wear and tarnish: EX ($400-$600) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 316 "OVID" baseball team photograph c.1910. Matted and framed photograph pictures a uniformed team posed in a studio setting with equipment visible and a dog mascot. 8"x10" in a custom cut matting: EX ($150-$250) $60.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 317 1913 Philadelphia Athletics team cabinet photograph. Mounted 5"x7" sepia tone image pictures the World Champion Athletics posed at Shibe Park wearing home uniforms. Players include Bender, Baker, Pennock, Plank, Collins, and manager Connie Mack. Titled at the bottom "Phila. 'Athletics' Champions 1913" and marked by photographer W.Jennings at lower right. Clarity and contrast remain very strong with a minor bit of surface wear to the lower left corner area. Matted and framed: EX ($750-$1,250) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 318 Eddie Cicotte and Buck Weaver original photograph c.1915. Incredible original image pictures two of the key figures in the infamous "Black Sox" scandal of 1919 seated in full uniform. Pitcher Cicotte is seated to the right of the controversial deviant, Buck Weaver, whom many believe was innocently caught up in the scandal. 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 ($750-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 319 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 ($200-$300) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 320 Babe Ruth photograph c.1919. Rare sepia tone image pictures Ruth throwing in a Boston Red Sox uniform. The photo measures 6"x8 3/4" with "International" stamping along the left edge. Image quality remains very fine with some typical surface wrinkling and a small edge tear at the top right corner area. Original International Newsreel paper identification label remains affixed to the verso detailing Ruth's sale to the Yankees for $125,000: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 321 Ty Cobb photograph by Tracy Mathewson c.1925. Sepia tone 8"x10" image of Cobb batting during Spring Training in Augusta, GA. Uncommon photo pictures Cobb wearing shaded glasses while recovering from eye surgery. Includes original paper identification label on the verso. Front of the photo has two minor surface wrinkles: EX-EX/MT ($400-$500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 322 Honus Wagner photograph c.1913-14. Elongated 4"x9" black and white image pictures Wagner posed in Pittsburgh Pirates pinstriped home uniform. Photo surface has some typical wrinkling along with some vestiges of period printer's "cropping" ink. Various period handwritten notations are found on the back: VG ($300-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 323 Ty Cobb photograph by Tracy Mathewson c.1925. Sepia tone 8"x10" portrait image of Cobb during Spring Training in Augusta, GA. Uncommon photo pictures Cobb wearing shaded glasses while recovering from eye surgery. Includes original paper identification label on the verso and is stamped on the back by the photographer. Front of the photo has two minor surface wrinkles: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 324 Babe Ruth photograph c.1920s. Black and white image pictures Ruth pitching in a Red Sox uniform c.1919. The photo has period publication "cropping" inpainting around the central player image. Stamped Culver Pictures, Inc. on the reverse: VG ($300-$400) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 325 Eddie Collins photograph c.1927-28. Black and white 5"x7" image pictures Collins standing with a bat in Philadelphia Athletics uniform. Stamped by American League Service Bureau on the reverse: EX-MT ($300-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 326 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig photograph c.1927. Beautiful 8"x10" sepia tone image pictures Ruth and Gehrig in Yankees home pinstriped uniforms holding a baby. Retains its original paper identification label on the reverse noting that Gehrig had taken the lead in the home run race over Babe Ruth with 26 round trips. Image quality and contrast is outstanding with a tiny edge chip at the top left corner and a small vintage red line at the left background area. Iconic Ruth and Gehrig photograph with relation to their storied 1927 season: EX ($1,500-$2,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 327 1922 Lou Gehrig Columbia University football photograph. Original 7"x9" sepia tone image pictures Lou Gehrig playing for the Columbia University football team in 1922. Gehrig is shown at the far left alongside three other players. Retains its original paper identification label on verso: EX ($300-$400) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 328 Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, and Tris Speaker photograph c.1928. Original sepia tone 8"x10" image pictures the four Hall of Fame sluggers posed in Phila. Athletics and New York Yankees uniforms, respectively. Iconic image retains excellent contrast and clarity with some creasing and several tears which have been repaired with tape on the back. Stamped by the Associated Press on the back (1927-30 dating period): GD ($300-$400) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 329 Babe Ruth photograph c.1927. Black and white 7"x9 1/2" image picturing Ruth with his wife and daughter before the third game of the 1927 World Series between the Yankees and Pirates. Stamped by Pacific & Atlantic Photos, Inc. on the reverse with paper i.d. label intact: EX ($300-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 330 Bustin Babes and Larrupin Lous photograph c.1928. Sepia tone 7"x9 1/2" image pictures Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig standing alongside USC football coach Howard Jones in their famed barnstorming uniforms. Stamped by Underwood & Underwood with paper i.d. label affixed to the back. The photo has a small repaired chip to the top right corner and an area of orange surface coloration to the bottom left corner: VG-EX ($400-$500) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 331 Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx photograph c.1934. Classic 5"x7" black and white image pictures the two feared sluggers standing with bats. Stamped by the Associated Press on the reverse and dated Apr. 17, 1934: EX ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 332 Lot of approx. (100) vintage Philadelphia Athletics related photographs c.1910-40. Varied grouping primarily dating to the 1920-30s era includes numerous fine quality images. Sizes range from 3"x5" to 8"x10" with the majority picturing common players: Range GD-NM ($500-$1,000) $675.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 333 1936 New York Yankees team photograph. Black and white 7"x9" team photo pictures the World Champion Yankees including Lou Gehrig and a rookie Joe DiMaggio. The photo surface has some wrinkling and a tiny edge tear. Dated and stamped on the reverse with its original paper i.d. label intact: VG-EX ($300-$400) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 334 1951 Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio photograph. Iconic image pictures the youthful Mickey Mantle in his rookie season standing with the veteran Joe DiMaggio in his final playing season. Black and white image measures 6 1/2"x8 1/2" retaining excellent contrast. Photo has some light surface wrinkling along with very minor period publication ink (removable if desired). Stamped and dated on the reverse along with original paper identification label which has been reinforced with tape: VG-EX ($500-$750) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 335 Jimmie Foxx photograph c.1938. Sepia tone 6"x8" image pictures Foxx kneeling with a bat and an arrangement of baseballs in the form of the number six. The six signifies Foxx's accomplishment of having been walked in six consecutive at bats. Retains dated paper identification label on the reverse: EX-EX/MT ($300-$400) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 336 ***UPDATED DESCRIPTION*** Lot of (2) vintage Babe Ruth photographs. Includes 1938 black and white 7"x9" image of Ruth in Brooklyn Dodgers home uniform: NM; and 1935 black and white 8"x10" image of Ruth shaking hands with Bill Terry during Ruth's final playing season: EX ($400-$600) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 337 1933 American League All-Star team panoramic photograph. Vintage sepia tone image pictures the inaugural American League All-Star team including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, and manager Connie Mack. Photo is mounted on period board and appears to date to the 1940s era. Large format images of this team are not often seen: EX ($750-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 338 Lot of (6) photographs related to the death of Babe Ruth c.1948. Includes images of Ruth's casket being carried into Yankee Stadium, a young fan viewing his open casket in the rotunda, his wife and daughter at the funeral, Ed Barrow surrounded by newspapers with headlines related to Ruth's passing, image of the Reverend who administered last rights informing a group of children that Babe had passed away, and additional shot of a group of young mourners. All have "International News Photo" stampings and original paper captions on verso. Group exhibits minor scattered age toning and wear with ink notations on the border of five images: EX-MT ($400-$600) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 339 Fine Mickey Mantle photograph c.1950s. Stunning original 5"x7" sepia tone image in a matte finish pictures a young Mantle batting. Stamped on the verso by E.F. Collins, Chicago with an E.F. Collins paper identification label as well: NM ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 340 Lot of (5) vintage Joe DiMaggio related photographs c.1930-40s. Includes DiMaggio batting, Joe's cleats, DiMaggio signing autographs, DiMaggio with younger brother Dom, and DiMaggio fielding. Sizes range from 5"x7" to 6"x8" with most stamped and dated on the reverse. Very nice group of quality images: Range VG-EX ($400-$600) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 341 Collection of (27) vintage New York Yankees photographs c.1950s. All measure 5"x7" including several matte finish examples by E.F. Collins, Chicago. Players include Berra, Stengel, Skowron, DiMaggio, Rizzuto, Raschi, Martin, Ford, and Reynolds. All are identified with player name stamped on the reverse with many retaining their original E.F. Collins labeling: Range EX-NM ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 342 Jackie Robinson photograph c.1947. Black and white 8"x10" image pictures Robinson in a bunting pose. Photo exhibits fine contrast and clarity with some light creasing evident throughout. Back is stamped by Culver Pictures, NY: VG-EX ($300-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 343 Mickey Mantle photograph c.1957. Uncommon black and white 8"x10" image pictures Mantle attempting to bunt for a base hit. Clarity and contrast remain very good. Reverse is stamped and dated by the Detroit Times Photo Co: EX ($200-$300) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 344 Hank Aaron photograph c. 1950s. Matte finish black and white 8"x10" image pictures Aaron in a batting pose wearing a Milwaukee Braves uniform. Unmarked on the reverse: EX-MT ($250-$350) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 345 Roberto Clemente rookie photograph c.1973. Black and white 8"x10" photo captures Clemente as a rookie with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Newsfeatures paper photo credit affixed to the back titles the photo "A Model For Players to Come". Photo was utilized for a San Juan, Puerto Rico APN story in 1973 after Clemente's death. Credit identifies the scene as Clemente standing on the field at Ebbets Field on May 31, 1955, one month into his first season in the big leagues: EX/MT-NM ($300-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 346 Collection of 1969 and 1970 Transogram baseball figurines in their original boxes. Includes 1969 Transograms of Dave McNally, Don Wilson, Jim Lefebvre, Blue Moon Odom, Jose Azcue, Jose Cardenal, Camilo Pasqual, Willie Davis, Cesar Tovar, Willie Horton, Frank Robinson, Luis Aparicio, Danny Cater, Frank Howard, Mike Epstein, Rick Monday, Bobby Knoop, Jim Fregosi, and Rick Reichardt; as well as 1970 Transograms of Frank Robinson/Frank Howard/Rick Reichardt box, Al Kaline/Jim Fregosi/Sam McDoweel box, Juan Marichal/Joe Torre/Ernie Banks box, Hank Aaron/Jim Wynn/Tom Seaver box, Blue Moon Odom/Harmon Killebrew/Rico Petrocelli box, and Ron Santo/Willie Davis/Willie McCovey box. All figurines remain in unused condition with the boxes ranging from moderate surface wear to NM condition. Excellent single owner collection with fine breakdown value: Range VG-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 347 Rare Johnny Unitas Hartland football statue in its original box c.1960s. Exceptionally clean original souvenir statue shows virtually no visible wear with rich original color. The statue retains its scarce original box with cellophane front. The box itself remains fully intact with titling at the bottom. Cellophane is also intact with some typical minor wrinkling. The offered statue is the first example that we have encountered: Statue: NM-MT, Box: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $696.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 348 Collection of 1956 Big League Stars Statues. Includes (10) player statues in their rare original cardboard packaging. Players include Pee Wee Reese, Yogi Berra, Duke Snider, Harvey Kuenn, Del Ennis, Bobby Avila, Bob Lemon, Mickey Vernon, and Minnie Minoso. Statues all remain in unused mint condition with the cardboard packaging varying from minimal wear to light wear including some minor creasing: Range VG-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 349 1955 National League All-Star team autographed baseball. Lightly cream colored Giles NL ball is signed by (22) members of the NL team including Mays, Banks, Roberts, Snider, Musial, and Kluszewski. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10. Includes LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA: NM-MT ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 350 Ted Williams souvenir pennant c.1950s. Classic Red Sox related pennant with an image of Williams batting at the left side. Missing tassels with some general handling wear: VG-EX ($300-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 351 Complete set of Hartland baseball statues c.1960-63 with Bat Boy. Total of (18) player statues incl. Mantle, Ruth, Aaron, Mathews, Williams, Musial, Spahn, Berra, Mays, Fox, Banks, Snider, Drysdale, Colavito, Aparicio, Killebrew, Groat, and Maris and additional Bat Boy figure. Players available in variations are as follows: Williams ("REDS" on jersey), Aparicio and Fox (with red trim on team logo), Aaron (high step). Surface colors range from off white to cream. Groat is cream colored with minor surface soiling and mounting residue on foot bottoms. Colavito is cream colored with very minor surface soiling and replaced toe plate. Fairly clean set overall despite scattered light/moderate wear and surface toning. (3) Statues have mounting residue on foot bottoms. Includes all bats and Berra facemask: Range VG-EX/MT ($3,000-$4,000) $3,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 352 1964 National League All-Star team autographed baseball. Cream colored Giles NL ball is signed by (26) players incl. Clemente, Koufax, Drysdale, Boyer, Stargell, Torre, Stengel (AL Manager), Mazeroski, Flood, Bunning, and others. The Willie Mays is clubhouse signed. Blue ink signatures range from 7-8 out of 10 (Stengel in black ink). The game was played at Shea Stadium with the National League prevailing by a score of 7-4. Accompanied by original ball box. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($1,500-$2,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 353 Pair of Boston Red Sox presentational cutlery sets c.1950s. Matched pair of vintage cutlery sets were presented by the Red Sox in the 1950s as gifts to prominent officials and team members. Includes a three piece carving set and a six piece knife set. Both sets are housed in a red tooled leather case with a gilt Red Sox logo on the top along with floral intaglio decor. Cases have light surface wear; knives and carving set are unused: EX-MT ($300-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 354 Vintage uniform number "9" with direct attribution to Ted Williams c.1950. Period red on blue felt number "9" measuring just under 7" in height shows evident age/usage wear including surface pilling. The number originated from a former employee of the Sutcliffe Co, which was the largest sporting goods company in Louisville in the 1950s. At the time, the Louisville Colonels were a Minor League affiliate for the Boston Red Sox and received reissued Red Sox uniforms. The shirts were sent to Sutcliffe Co. to be renumbered and renamed for use by the Colonels. During this time, the original recipient was shown Ted Williams' Red Sox jersey by a co-worker, and was then given the original #9 from WilliamsÆ uniform, which was said to have "had his name stitched in the shirt." The uniform number is consistent in size and font with other documented Williams uniform numbers from the period. Rare and unique Williams uniform piece. Includes letter of provenance from the original recipient: EX ($750-$1,250) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 355 Set of carved wooden dogs in baseball uniform c.1930s-40s. Charming set of (13) hand carved and painted 2" tall wooden dogs each in baseball uniform: EX ($300-$400) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 356 Louisville Slugger billy club c.1930s-40s. Wooden handled club with the Louisville Slugger Hillerich & Bradsby Co. logo at the centerbrand area. 23" long: EX ($300-$400) $468.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 357 1951 Boston Red Sox American League Golden Anniversary lapel pin. Ornate 10K gold filled pin features a figural Eagle at the top with inset baseball shaped dTcor inscribed "Red Sox 1951". Solitaire inset diamond at the top panel of the baseball is encircled by a blue enamelwork border with "Golden Anniversary" in gold lettering, denoting the 50th anniversary of the Red Sox as members of the American League. Marked 10K GF on the reverse: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 358 Baltimore Orioles usher's stadium cap c.1950-60s. Rare original hat was worn by the stadium ushers at Memorial Stadium. Orange hat with "Orioles" chain stitched onto the front retains its original black leatherette bill. Very fine original condition: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 359 1959 Hillerich & Bradsby Co. "Silver Sluggers All-Stars" trophy. Handsome figural trophy presented to Bob Keeley displays a pair of silverplated crossed bats, both of which display the Louisville Slugger oval logo with a baseball at the top. Black mottled alabaster base has a silverplated diamond shaped figural with embossed placard titled "Siler Sluggers All-Stars 1959". "Bob Keeley" inscribed onto an applied silver plated placard is affixed to the front. Very fine quality display piece. 7" tall: EX-MT ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 360 "Official League" baseball decorative radio c.1940s. Baseball shaped radio has"Official League" titling with red and black stitching design. Retains its original "Trophy" brass moniker along with celluloid dials. The radio appears to be in fine working order but the electrical cords are dry and in need of replacement. 9" tall: EX ($400-$600) $622.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 361 1967 Lefty O'Doul "Sid Mercer Memorial Award" plaque. Original award plaque was presented to Lefty O'Doul in honor of his outstanding season in 1929. The black painted wooden plaque measuring 13" tall with an inscribed silver plated placard on the front was presented to O'Doul at the New York BBWAA dinner in 1967. The plaque shows typical age/handling wear including some patination to the silver surface. Ex Barry Halper collection: EX ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 362 Sports decorated advertising clock c.1950s. Metal cased wall clock features a reverse painted glass fatade with baseball, football, and basketball graphics along with advertising for WLS radio. The metal casing retains a coat of vintage red paint and has been restored to working order inclusive of attractive interior "neon" backlighting. 18" tall: VG-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 363 "Indiana Bat Co." baseball bat rack c.1930s. Metal and wire "A" frame baseball bat rack retains its original brown painted metal marquis sign with double sided yellow lettering advertising the Paoli, Indiana Bat Co. The rack stands 47" tall with six bat receptacles on either side of the display piece. First example that we have handled: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 364 "Big League Bat Liter" store display with original box c.1940s. Easel back cardboard display stand retains (11) attached bat shaped lighters in unused condition. Includes original shipping box which also has baseball graphics: EX ($250-$350) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 365 "All-Stars Mr. Baseball Jr." baseball tin toy in its original box c.1950s. Unused mechanical tin toy features a wind up batter in unused mint condition with desirable "7" on the back of the uniform. Believed to have been modeled after Mickey Mantle. Includes the original box with colorful baseball decoration (lid intact but detached) and the unopened bag of player marbles. 7" tall: Toy: NM, Box: EX ($500-$750) $484.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 366 "Home Run King" mechanical baseball toy with its original box c.1920-30's. Desirable tin lithographic mechanical toy modeled after Babe Ruth consists of a batter swinging to hit a ball (included, rare) placed on metal rising tee. Toy remains in working order with only typical light to moderate usage wear to the paint. Includes very rare original box picturing the toy and baseball graphics. The box has some professional restoration to a few areas including some losses to an end panel. Made by "Selrite Products Inc., New York": Toy: EX, Box: VG-EX (with note to restoration) ($750-$1,000) $715.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 367 Rare Roy Campanella Coca Cola advertising display sign c.1952. Cardboard display sign measuring 12"x15" pictures Campanella in Brooklyn Dodgers uniform advertising Coca Cola. Titled at the top along with denotation of Campy as the 1951 NL MVP recipient. The sign does show some age and handling wear including a small 1/2" hole at the top margin along with some areas of surface staining. Easel backstand is missing. Light to moderate restoration/cleaning if so desired would greatly improve the overall visual display of the piece. Incredibly rare example is the first of its type that we have encountered: GD-VG ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 368 "Slide Kelly" baseball decorative shoe polish store display and tins c.1920s. Die cut cardboard store display pictures baseball graphics on front and back advertising "Slide Kelly" shoe polish. The display includes (4) unused tins of Slide Kelly shoe polish each with baseball graphics on the lid. Manufactured by George J. Kelly Inc. in Lynn, MA. Box measures 9" long with some general wear including creasing and a few tears at the joints. Tins remain unused with some surface toning to the lids and varying degrees of minor abrasions: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 369 Christy Mathewson "Big Six" baseball board game top c.1913. Color lithographic lid to the Mathewson endorsed board game pictures Mathewson in a classic pitching pose. Notably high grade exemplar presents with strong original color and only some very minor edge wear which is barely visible under current matting. 15 1/2"x 21 1/2" matted and framed: EX ($750-$1,250) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 370 Atlas Indicator "Base Ball" coin operated game c.1920s. Fine table top game features a color lithographic game scene in the background and abacus style scoring rods below. Overall condition is fine with missing glass and deterioration to lower scoring panel. Moderate general wear is visible on metal and wood case components. Retains its key for the lock on the reverse. 13" tall: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 371 "Squeeze" baseball advertising display sign c.1910-20. Die cut cardboard sign advertising "Squeeze" brand orange soda remains in very fine unused original condition including its original easel backstand. 20" tall with vibrant original color and minimal wear: EX-MT ($300-$400) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 372 "Play Ball" baseball coin operated game c.1940s. Tabletop style game is played with levers that "bat" red painted wooden balls into various scoring receptacles. 17" tall remaining in working order with original key and fine patinated surface to the exterior wooden casing: EX ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 373 Baseball coin operated game c.1920-30s. Period tabletop action game is played by hitting metal balls into a spiral playing field. Game stands 19" tall retaining its original cast metal marquis with numerous mechanical scoring knobs and player/equipment graphics. The game remains in working order and retains its original patina to the exterior surfaces with some typical age wear to the metal casing. Missing its original key: EX ($750-$1,250) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 374 1947 "Home Run Ball Gum" coin operated game by Victor Vending Co. Arcade style game with trigger mechanism is designed to shoot a gumball towards various scoring receptacles. Game had a gambling feature built in for home runs which required the player to hit a gumball uphill to a chute. Remins in fine condition given age and obvious tendency for use. Has a small 3" chip to upper right side of back painted glass and is missing one of the small front metal faceplates. Exhibits light paint chipping. Includes key. Accepts change and trigger mechanism works; however, ball is not dispensed: EX ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 375 "Bush League" coin operated baseball game c.1940s. Wooden cased tabletop game is played by inserting a coin to release a ball into play which can be hit to score single, double, or triple. Exhibits minor flaking to upper back painted glass while field themed playing surface remains in fine condition. 15" wide, 27.5" long, and 19" tall at back. Accepts coinage however game does not play: EX ($500-$750) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 376 "Yanks" baseball pinball machine c.1940s. Full standing wooden cased machine with back painted glass on upper portion dispenses a ball into field of play that flippers hit back into a series of elaborate options. Upper portion has a baserunner that mechanically circles the field. Keys not included and machine could not be turned on to test. 24" wide, 50" long, and 40" tall at playing surface: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 377 **UPDATED DESCRIPTION** "Slugger" baseball pinball machine by Midway c.1960s. Full standing wooden cased machine features a colorful interior playing surface with painted glass backboard. The game appears to be in running order dispensing a ball that is hit into the field of play to knock down a series of different run indicators. Includes (2) sets of keys for opening of cabinets and copy of electrical plans. 25" wide, 55" long, and 41" tall at playing surface: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 378 "Playball" baseball pinball machine by Chicago Coin Mach. Co. c.1940s. Full standing wooden cased machine with finely styled back painted glass on both the upper portion and above the playing surface. Baseball themed playing surface has an inset rotating baseball diamond. Keys not included and machine could not be turned on to test. 24" wide, 57" long, and 39" tall at playing surface: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 379 Williams "Deluxe Baseball" pinball machine c.1950s. Full standing coin operated baseball themed pinball machine features mechanical playing field with painted players inside the backboard. The game retains full painted playing surface along with vibrant original painted wooden case. 25.5" wide, 40" tall (at the body), and 56" deep. Attractive period baseball themed game would compliment the most advanced sporting collection. Lights up when plugged in although not in complete working order. (1) Player on playing surface broken off but included: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 380 "Major League" baseball pinball machine c.1940s. Full standing pinball machine with baseball decorated wooden interior playing field. Manuf. By Pacific Amusement Co. Partially working but needs repaired interior for full functionality. 16" wide, 36" long, 35" tall: EX ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 381 Unique "Hit and Run" baseball pinball machine c.1932. Finely crafted full standing pinball machine with hand painted baseball graphics on the interior playing field. The game is housed in a wooden casing which rests on four French cabriole legs. Marked H&M Mfg. Co., Chicago, IL. One of only two examples that we have encountered. 44" long, 36" tall, and 22" wide: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 382 "Chico Baseball" coin operated pinball machine c.1930-40's. Exceptional quality period baseball themed pinball machine features reverse painted glass baseball scene on the backboard with full polychrome painted baseball graphic also found on the interior wooden playing surface. The game remains in outstanding original condition inclusive of its interior paper instructional labeling and wooden legs. Although the game certainly appears to be in fine original working condition, the electrical wiring does need to be refurbished and as such we cannot confirm whether the game is fully operational. One of the more sought after baseball themed pinball machines of the era. 23" wide, 48" long, and 61" tall (at back): EX-EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 383 Crosley Field stadium seats with dual figural end panels. Cast iron and wooden painted red seat with desirable figural "C" panels on either end remains in fine general condition with wear consistent with years of outside use. Exhibits minor paint chipping overall and pitting to wooden slats. Missing (1) slat screw: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $875.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 384 Pair of Wrigley Field stadium seats. Classic green plastic and metal seats from the National League Park in Chicago have #'s 1 and 2 on the top back slats. The right hand seat has been signed and dated on the metal support by the Cubs team carpenter. Incl. original "Stadium Seat Store" paperwork: EX ($350-$450) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 385 Ebbets Field seat. Single cast iron and wooden seat from Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. Retains original cast iron stanchions with replaced slats and newer coat of blue paint: EX ($750-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 386 Forbes Field stadium seat. Early wooden and cast iron single chair retains a good portion of its original pale green paint with spade foot design and ornate side irons. Has two replaced bolts under seat and loose lower back slat. Otherwise remains in desirable unrestored original condition with scattered rusting/pitting: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $675.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 387 Polo Grounds stadium seats with rare dual figural end panels. Cast iron and wooden seats feature "NY" figural end panels. The stanchions have been repainted at some point with riser style legs mounted on a metal support brace. Seat slats appear original with typical weathering wear and minor pitting: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 388 Three Rivers Stadium seat with Roberto Clemente artwork. Cast metal and plastic stadium chair displays a handpainted portrait of Roberto Clemente above applied commemorative placard. Has several replaced bolts, otherwise is unrestored condition: EX ($400-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 389 Chicago Stadium seat. Wooden and cast iron single chair retains the majority of its period red paint. Original seat number has been removed from the top slat and replaced with a more modern application. Slight bend to one of the front legs and has scattered rusting. Chicago Stadium was the early home of the Blackhawks and later hosted the Bulls: EX ($300-$400) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 390 Rare Briggs Stadium seats with rare figural end panel. Cast iron and wooden seats feature desirable figural end panel. Repainted with seat numbers 22 and 23. Right hand seat is affixed but loose with upper slat resting in place on one side. Riser style legs are mounted to base feet: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 390a ***LATE ADDITION*** Christy Walsh presentation humidor autographed by Legendary College coaches incl. Rockne c.1920s. Spalding Official Intercollegiate NO.J5 football shell with hinged lid opens along the center horizontal seam. Fashioned into a presentation piece with black wooden base bearing affixed metal plaquard reading "Chas. E. L. Wingate, Compliments of Christy Walsh." Signed on the upper portion by Tad Jones, Glenn S. (Pop) Warner, and Knute Rockne with each inscribing their respective school name. Black fountain pen signatures rate 6 to 8 out of 10. Ball exhibits light scattered soiling and is missing (3) laces. Fine display piece produced in extremely limited quantities with the offered being among the finest condition examples to have surfaced. Includes LOA from JSA: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $2,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 390b ***LATE ADDITION*** Significant 1909 Cleveland Naps partial team signed "Bounding Rock" baseball. Exceedingly scarce Reach "Bounding Rock" baseball has been signed by (13) mostly Cleveland Naps players including Hall of Famers Cy Young, Nap Lajoie, and Kid Nichols, along with period stars Bill Bradley (twice), Nick Altrock, Bobby Lowe, Albert Selbach, and Tom Raftery. The black fountain pen signatures rate 2 to 5 out of 10. The panel with Young offers fine display qualities and Lajoie's signature is among the strongest on the ball. The extreme rarity of pre-1910 team signed baseballs can not be overstated with few more than a handful known. The offered carries added significance hosting (3) Hall of Famers on a career contemporary piece. The ball itself exhibits consistent age toning with scattered surface flaking and a coat of applied shellac. The manufacturer stampings remain bold and highly visible. There are less than (5) examples of the "Bounding Rock" baseball known with no records of one having changed hands in the recent past: Baseball VG/EX, Signatures: GD-VG ($8,000-$10,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 391 Dave Winfield professional model baseball bat c.1977-79. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35 1/2" long and weighs 31oz. The bat shows heavy use including ballmarks, stitching impressions, and a large section of the back of the barrel which is cracked and missing (also accounts for slight weight discrepancy). Model #W273 is stamped on the knob end. Early playing career bat from this 3,000 hit club member and Hall of Famer. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG ($300-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 392 Tony Perez professional model baseball bat c. 1977-79. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 29.6oz. The bat shows light use including a few ball marks and some rack marks. Model #M110 is stamped on the barrel end. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 393 1979 Tim Foli Pittsburgh Pirates professional model alternate jersey. Yellow knit jersey retains its original black on white "Pirates" team name on the front with #10 on both front and back. Original "Foli" lettered name remains affixed to the reverse. Wilson tag with size "40" appears in collar and chain stitched "79" year tag is affixed to front tail. The shirt exhibits light use and wash wear remaining in original condition. Desirable style from a popular player dating to a lauded Championship season. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-MT ($300-$400) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 394 Lou Brock professional model baseball bat c.1977-79. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35.75" long and weighs 35oz. Number "20" is written on knob end in black marker. Exhibits little to no use, although there is evidence that the handle may have been taped, and scattered red marks around the barrel suggest it may have been in a Cardinals bat rack. Fine display piece relevant to the career of one of the greatest players of the era. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX/MT ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 395 George Brett professional model baseball bat c.1977-79. Ffine example from one of the premier batsman of the era. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34 1/2" long and weighs 32.4oz. The bat displays excellent use including ball marks, stitching impressions, rack marks, pine tar residue on the handle, and unique 'grip ring' handle tape. Vintage "5" is written in black marker on the knob end and also on the end of the barrel (faded). Model #T85 is stamped on the barrel end just above the Brett facsimile signature. One of the finer Brett game bats that we have encountered dating to the first several years of his HOF career. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 396 1971 Don McMahon San Francisco Giants professional model home jersey. Cream-colored flannel shirt with black and orange piping features Giants lettering on front and player #47 on back in black on orange felt. McAuliffe tag remains stitched on the front tail with adjacent tags noting year "71" and size "44". Felt strip tag in the collar features player name "McMahon" in black chain stitch. Don McMahon has signed the front in black sharpie with the salutation "Best Wishes". Signature rates 8-9 out of 10. Shirt exhibits light to moderate usage wear and retains superb display quality. Completely original and unaltered. Includes LOAs from JSA (auto.) and Hunt Auctions: EX-MT ($500-$750) $770.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 397 Fine Jim Rice professional model baseball bat c.1980-83. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" long and weighs 34.4oz. The bat exhibits superb usage wear including ball marks, stitching impressions, rack marks, very heavy pine tar residue, handle crack, original handle tape, and small knob crack (repaired). Vintage "14" is written on knob end with model #R212 stamped on the barrel end. Strong exemplar from this recent HOF inductee dating to the prime of Rice's Boston Red Sox career. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $495.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 398 1972 Cecil Upshaw Atlanta Braves home jersey. Home white jersey retains its original "Braves" team name across the front with #34 on both front and back. "Upshaw 72-Set 1" chain stitched onto a strip tag inside the collar has become partially detached. Braves logo patches are found on both sleeves with memorial black armband also on the left sleeve. The jersey shows excellent use/wash wear and is missing its original mfg. and dry clean tags from the collar area. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG-EX ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 399 Rare 1975 Fred Lynn Boston Red Sox road uniform. Very desirable grey knit jersey was worn by Lynn during his historic 1975 rookie campaign in which he won the AL MVP award, Rookie of the Year award, and finished second in the AL batting title race. Jersey retains its original "Red Sox" lettering across the front with #19 on the back. McAuliffe mfg. tagging remains affixed to the tail front along with individual "1975" year tag, "44" size tag, and "Wash Instructions" tag. The shirt exhibits superb usage including soiling and areas of surface 'pilling'. Pair of matching Red Sox road pants are included retaining their original McAuliffe tagging inside the waistband with "1975" year tag. The pants show similar soiling and general wear. Lynn is recognized as one of the most consistent players of the last half century, eclipsing the 20 home run mark in ten of his 17 seasons and ending with a career total of over 300. He also appeared in nine All-Star games and hit the only grand slam home run in the history of the Mid Summer Classic. Along with fellow rookie Jim Rice, Fred Lynn would lead the 1975 Red Sox to the World Series in what easily ranks as one of the greatest rookie campaigns in baseball history. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,500-$3,500) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 400 Rare 1978 Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds St. Patrick's Day professional model jersey. Home white knit jersey with unique green trim was fashioned by the team to celebrate St. Patrick's Day during a 1978 pre-season game. Retains its original "14" and Reds logo patch on the front with "Rose" and 14 on the reverse. Special commemorative clover patch is affixed to the left sleeve. Rawlings mfg. tag with "Set 1 1978" flag tag is found inside the tail front. The jersey itself has some overall age toning and a large horizontal tear to the back neck area along the stitching from dryness to the fabric. This tear could certainly be repaired but was left to preserve originality. The shirt shows appropriate light general use and wash wear and has been signed across the front by Rose in black sharpie. Notably rare and desirable jersey style worn by the Reds in 1978 and then subsequently sold by the team when the respective player would leave the franchise. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (jersey) and JSA (autograph): EX with note to tear on the back as would denote a condition grade of PR-GD) ($2,500-$3,500) $1,800.00
 
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