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Back Items For The Auction of July 13, 2010  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 201 Chili Davis April 1994 California Angels Player of the Month award. Large figural trophy featuring a cast brass batter standing aside an inscribed placard indicating Davis' receipt of the award (small surface imperfection at top right). 15" tall with a small repair to the joint of the bat and batter's hands. Very fine team award dating to Davis' All-Star season. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: EX-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 202 Chili Davis 1985 San Francisco Giants Player of the Year award. Wooden plaque as presented to Davis in honor of being named the Giants player of the year for 1985. Interior applied brass placard inscribed to Davis and dated 1985. 9"x12". The lot includes a framed 8"x10" color photo of Davis batting in Giants uniform. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: EX-MT ($400-$600) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 203 1989 Chili Davis California Angels Owners Trophy. Attractive cased framed award plaque as presented to Chili Davis by the California Angels for the 1989 season. Interior features an Angels logo placard with inscribed brass plate at the bottom. 12" square. Includes framed 10"x14" color photo picturing Davis batting in Angels uniform. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: EX-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 204 1982 Chili Davis Topps All Star Rookie team award. Figural award features a silver plated bowl positioned atop a mahogany wooden base. Bowl is inscribed, "Topps All Star Rookie Young America's Favorite". Base has applied metal placard inscribed, "Chili Davis San Francisco Giants". 6" tall. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: EX-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 206 Chili Davis 1991 Minnesota Twins World Championship pendant. Beautiful 14K gold pendant having a central diamond of approx. 30 points inset onto a red field. Four smaller diamonds weighing approx. 5 points each are found on the perimeter with "Minnesota Twins World Champions" lettering. Inscribed, "1991 14K" on the back and is accompanied by a gold rope style chain. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 207 Chili Davis 1991 Minnesota Twins World Series trophy. Substantial personal trophy from Chili Davis in honor of the Twins 1991 World Championship title. Imperial size figural trophy from Balfour measures 25" tall and 13" deep having brass pennants atop poles with NL and AL team names. Center area features a finely cast silver plated baseball positioned inside a brass ring with crown figural finial on top. Twins and Braves World Series press pins facades are found affixed to the black base. Round base displays an inscribed brass band titled, "1991 World Series Champions Minnesota Twins Chili Davis". The reverse of the band has impressed lettering with the copyright of the Commissioner of Baseball markings. Personal player World Series trophies of this significant size format are very rarely offered at public auction. Their quality is of the absolute highest standard with a total weight of nearly 30 pounds. The offered example is the first of its size, type, team, and year that we have handled and should be considered a worthy addition to the finest collection. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: NM ($25,000-$35,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 208 Chili Davis 1999 New York Yankees World Series trophy. Substantial personal trophy from Chili Davis in honor of the Yankees 1999 World Championship title. Imperial size figural trophy from Balfour measures 25" tall and 13" deep having brass pennants atop poles with NL and AL team names. Center area features a finely cast silver plated baseball positioned inside a brass ring with crown figural finial on top. Yankees and Braves World Series press pins facades are found affixed to the black base. Round base displays an inscribed brass band titled, "1999 World Series Champions New York Yankees Chili Davis". The reverse of the band has impressed lettering with the copyright of the Commissioner of Baseball markings. Personal player World Series trophies of this significant size format are very rarely offered at public auction. Their quality is of the absolute highest standard with a total weight of nearly 30 pounds. The offered example is the first of its size, type, team, and year that we have handled and should be considered a worthy addition to the finest collection. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: NM ($25,000-$35,000) $25,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 209 Chili Davis 1998 New York Yankees World Series trophy. Substantial personal trophy from Chili Davis in honor of the Yankees 1998 World Championship title. Imperial size figural trophy from Balfour measures 25" tall and 13" deep having brass pennants atop poles with NL and AL team names. Center area features a finely cast silver plated baseball positioned inside a brass ring with crown figural finial on top. Yankees and Padres World Series press pins facades are found affixed to the black base. Round base displays an inscribed brass band titled, "1998 World Series Champions New York Yankees Chili Davis". The reverse of the band has impressed lettering with the copyright of the Commissioner of Baseball markings. Personal player World Series trophies of this significant size format are very rarely offered at public auction. Their quality is of the absolute highest standard with a total weight of nearly 30 pounds. The offered example is the first of its size, type, team, and year that we have handled and should be considered a worthy addition to the finest collection. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: NM ($25,000-$35,000) $25,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 210 Chili Davis 1991 Minnesota Twins World Championship money clip and pocket knife. Stylish money clip having an affixed medallion with central diamond of approx. 30 points inset onto a red field. Four smaller diamonds weighing 5 points each are found on the perimeter with "Minnesota Twins World Champions" lettering. Inscribed, "Hayward" on the back. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: NM ($500-$750) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 211 Chili Davis 1991 Minnesota Twins World Championship cufflinks. Striking pair of 14K gold cufflinks each having a central diamond of approximately 1/2 carat weight inset onto a red field. Four smaller diamonds weighing five points each are found on each cufflink with "Minnesota Twins World Champions" lettering. Inscribed, "1991 Chili Davis 14K" on the back. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: NM ($4,000-$6,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 212 Chili Davis 1991 Minnesota Twins World Championship pendant. Beautiful 14K gold pendant each having a central diamond of approx. 45 points inset onto a red field. Four smaller diamonds weighing approx. 5 points each are found on the perimeter with "Minnesota Twins World Champions" lettering. Inscribed, "1991 14K" on the back and is accompanied by a gold rope style chain. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 213 1984 Chili Davis All-Star Game ring. Original ring presented to Chili Davis for the 1984 All-Star Game played at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Single 1/2 carat diamond is inset onto a royal blue field. MLB logo appears on one side panel with 1984 All-Star Game logo on the other panel. Marked "LGB GTC" on the interior ring band which is inscribed "CHILI DAVIS. Retains its original lidded box. Size 12. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: NM ($750-$1,250) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 214 1994 Chili Davis All-Star Game ring. Original ring presented to Chili Davis for the 1994 All-Star Game played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Approximately 40 point diamond inset onto a silver plated baseball field. Pirates All-Star logo on one panel with AL emblem on the other. Marked "Balfour Auralite" on the interior ring band. Size 12. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: EX-MT ($750-$1,250) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 215 1986 Chili Davis All-Star Game ring. Original ring presented to Chili Davis for the 1986 All-Star Game played at the Astrodome in Houston. "Baseball All-Star 1986" lettering encircling a central blue gemstone. Astros logo on one panel with 1986 All-Star Game logo on the other side panel. Marked "LGB GTC" on the interior ring band. Size 10 3/4. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: EX-MT ($750-$1,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 216 Chili Davis 1999 New York Yankees World Championship ring. Highly ornate 14K gold original World Series ring presented to Davis as a member of the Yankees organization in honor of their 1999 World Championship. Top panel features the classic NY logo with inset diamonds surrounded by a field of additional diamonds in the background and perimeter. A total of approximately (99) diamonds are found on and around the top panel. "DAVIS" appears in raised lettering on one side panel with a replica of the Yankees World Series trophy. The other side panel has the Yankees logo with "25th World Championship" lettering. Marked "Balfour 14K" on the interior ring band. Size 12. One of the more desirable modern era Yankee rings being offered for the first time publicly. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: NM ($30,000-$40,000) $31,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 217 Chili Davis 1998 New York Yankees World Series miniature trophy. Personal trophy from Chili Davis in honor of the Yankees 1998 World Championship title. Smaller size figural trophy from Balfour measures 12" tall having brass pennants atop poles with NL and AL team names. Center area features a finely cast silver plated baseball positioned inside a brass ring with crown figural finial on top. Yankees and Padres World Series press pins facades are found affixed to the black base. Round base displays an inscribed brass band titled, "1998 World Series Champions New York Yankees Chili Davis (Dawg)". Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: NM ($5,000-$7,500) $4,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 218 Chili Davis New York Yankees World Championship pendant. 14K gold pendant as presented to Davis in honor of the Yankees 1998 World Championship. Central "NY" logo features inset diamonds on a blue field. The center area is encircled by a ring of small diamonds having "World Champions 1998" in raised lettering around the perimeter. Marked Balfour 14K on the reverse and includes a gold rope chain. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: NM ($5,000-$7,000) $6,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 219 Chili Davis 1999 New York Yankees World Series miniature trophy. Personal trophy from Chili Davis in honor of the Yankees 1999 World Championship title. Smaller size figural trophy from Balfour measures 12" tall having brass pennants atop poles with NL and AL team names. Center area features a finely cast silver plated baseball positioned inside a brass ring with crown figural finial on top. Yankees and Braves World Series press pins facades are found affixed to the black base. Round base displays an inscribed brass band titled, "1998 World Series Champions New York Yankees Chili Davis (Dawg)". Very clean overall with some small indentations to the top of the black base. Includes letter of provenance from Chili Davis: EX/MT-NM ($5,000-$7,500) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 220 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates team autographed baseball. Reach W.Harridge OAL baseball has been signed by (23) including Honus Wagner, both Waner brothers, Traynor, Manush, and others. Blue ink signatures rate 7-9 (avg 8) out of 10. Ball exhibits even toning and scattered wear with scuff across league stampings. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX-EX, Signatures: EX/MT-NM ($800-$1,200) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 221 Fine Paul Waner autographed photograph c.1930s. Period 8"x10" sepia toned photograph has been signed across the front, "Personal Regards, Paul Waner." Blue fountain pen signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Photo exhibits light age toning and minor scattered wear with small .5" tear at right border and 1" stain at upper left. All could likely be matted out with central image displaying at the EX/MT-NM level. Highly uncommon in this large format and one of the finest we have handled. Includes LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA: Photo EX, Signature: EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 222 Pittsburgh Pirates Putnam book autographed by Honus Wagner et. al. Classic volume from the desirable Putnam team history series has been signed on the first inside page, "Honus Wagner" and "Best Wishes, Stan Rojek." The blue ink signatures rate 9 out of 10. Book exhibits exterior handling wear and minor soiling. Interior pages slightly separated from binding with scattered age toning. Additional signature on first page. Includes LOA from JSA: EX ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 223 Pie Traynor single signed baseball. Cream colored Crescent "League Champion" baseball has been signed across the sweet spot, "To Daryl, With best regards, Pie Traynor." Blue ink signature rates 6 out of 10. Ball exhibits light even toning with scattered spotting. Light coat of shellac applied. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Signature: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 224 Scarce 1929 KiKi Cuyler autographed photograph. Sepia 8"x10" toned photograph has been signed across the front, "To my old friend Chas. Hendricks, from Hazen KiKi Cuyler, Cubs Park, July 26/29." Black fountain pen signature and inscription rate 8 out of 10. Photo exhibits minor age toning and scattered light wear which is largely confined to the edges. Large format signed images of Cuyler are exceedingly scarce and this is the first of this size we have handled. Includes LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA: Photo EX, Signature: EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 225 Hack Wilson original painting by Arthur Miller. 30"x34.75" (framed) large format detailed rendering of Hack Wilson by noted artist Arthur Miller. Among modern sports artists, Miller garners universal respect with his work on display in the Baseball Hall of Fame and has been used on numerous book and publication covers. Signed with the body of the painting in typical last name style and on the back of the frame in silver paint pen. Dated 2001: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 226 Tris Speaker autographed photograph with related correspondence. Sepia toned 4"x5" Boston Red Sox portrait photograph printed c.1930s is signed by Speaker on the front in vintage black fountain pen rating 7/8 out of 10. Photo exhibits minor scattered handling wear with a hint of silvering. Includes a pair of letters dated 1949 which were part of a series of correspondence between Howard Muller and Speaker's personal secretary. The first, on Cleveland Indians letterhead, returns the signed image and requests an extra copy be sent. The second, on Speaker's personal letterhead (with envelope), acknowledges receipt of the image. Includes LOA from JSA: Photo EX: Signature EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 227 Barney Dreyfuss autographed typed letter. August 11, 1922 typewritten letter on Pittsburgh Athletic Club stationary with fine baseball content related to a testimonial being organized for the recently deceased Tommy McCarthy. Reads in part "Have Championship game with Philadelphia Monday. Unable to Spare Maranville owing closeness of pennant race. The Pittsburgh Club plays at Cincinnati Sunday and at Pittsburgh Monday, so that to send Maranville on for the benefit game would have meant loss of his services for two days. It is quite obvious that we could not do this with the Club making a fight for the pennant." Signed at the close, "Barney Dreyfuss" rating 8 out of 10. The letter is addressed to John Dooley, a noted Boston area fan and founding member of the Red Sox "Royal Rooters." Exhibits light age toning with typical mailing folds. Minor scattered wrinkling with small tear at upper right. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($1,500-$2,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 228 Scarce Hugh Jennings autographed typed letter. Sept. 28, 1922 typewritten letter regarding tickets for that season's World Series. Signed in vintage black ink, "Hugh Jennings" with hand written salutation "Mr. John Dooley." Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Exhibits light age toning and scattered wear with typical mailing fold. Several small scattered edge tears. Dooley was a noted Boston area baseball fan and founding member of the Red Sox "Royal Rooters." Jennings is exceedingly scarce in this format with this being the first signed letter that we have handled and one of only a handful that we have encountered. Includes LOA from JSA: Letter EX-EX/MT, Signature EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,000) $4,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 229 Kenesaw Landis autographed typed letter. August 10, 1922 typewritten letter on Baseball (Office of the Commissioner) stationary declining an invitation to attend a Testimonial for the recently deceased Tommy McCarthy. Signed in black ink rating 8-9 out of 10. The letter is addressed to John Dooley, a noted Boston area fan and founding member of the Red Sox "Royal Rooters." Exhibits light age toning with typical mailing folds. Small tear at upper right corner. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($300-$500) $303.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 230 Eddie Collins autographed Government postcard c.1930s. One cent government postcard signed on the front, "Eddie Collins." Blue fountain pen signature rates 9 out of 10. Exhibits light age toning with several stray ink marks. Fine example and seldom offered in this format. Includes LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 231 Chief Bender autographed handwritten letter. April 1939 handwritten note to a friend on 5.5"x7" (folded over) stationary with content regarding his work with the Phila. A's and an Old-Timer/Hall of Famers game. Signed at the close "Chief" with mention of "Mrs. Bender" right above in vintage blue ink rating 8/9 out of 10. Exhibits light age toning and scattered wear with mailing fold. Back page has split at the fold. Includes LOA from JSA: Letter EX-EX/MT, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $385.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 232 Jimmie Foxx autographed Government postcard c.1930s. One cent government postcard signed on the front, "Jimmie Foxx." Blue fountain pen signature rates 9 out of 10. Exhibits light age toning. Choice example of his desirable early signature style. Includes LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $799.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 233 Cy Young autographed 3"x5" index card. Signed in dark blue ink on the unlined side of a 3"x5" card with date and "Peoli" inscribed in his hand. Signature rates 10 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 234 Charles Comiskey autographed typed letter. August 9, 1922 typewritten letter on Ornate Chicago White Sox stationary regarding an exhibition game for the recently deceased Tommy McCarthy. Signed in black ink rating 8 out of 10. The letter is addressed to John Dooley, a noted Boston area fan and founding member of the Red Sox "Royal Rooters." Exhibits light age toning with typical mailing folds. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($800-$1,200) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 235 Charles Comiskey autographed typed letter. August 30, 1922 typewritten letter on Ornate Chicago White Sox stationary regarding a recently played Exhibition Game for the recently deceased Tommy McCarthy. Signed in black ink rating 8 out of 10. The letter is addressed to John Dooley, a noted Boston area fan and founding member of the Red Sox "Royal Rooters." Exhibits light age toning with typical mailing folds. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($800-$1,200) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 236 Mel Ott autographed 3"x5" signature. Approx. 3"x5" heavy paper stock paper slip has been signed on the front, "Mel Ott." Vintage fountain pen signature rates 9 out of 10. Exhibits very minor age toning and incidental handling wear. Suitable replacement for the standard index card and an outstanding example. Includes LOA from JSA: Card EX/MT, Signature: NM ($750-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 237 1914 Boston Braves World Champions reunion team autographed sheet. 8.5"x11" Heavy paper stock sheet has been signed on the front by (14) including Maranville, Gowdy, Moran, James, Manager Stallings' son (George Jr.), and others. Ink and fountain pen signatures rate 8-9 out of 10. Light age toning. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 238 Hack Wilson, Rogers Hornsby, and Gabby Hartnett autographed display. 13"x16" Framed display including paper slip autographed "Gabby Hartnett", "Rogers Hornsby", and "Hack Wilson." The black fountain pen signatures rate 8-9 out of 10. Also includes trio of art postcards depicting each. Light age toning and scattered wear to frame. Interesting grouping of early Hall of Famers. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 239 Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Tris Speaker signed album page c.1941. Cream colored album page signed in pencil by the legendary trio of Ruth, Cobb, and Speaker rating 9/10 out of 10. On July 28, 1941, the Cleveland Indians hosted a celebration at which the three appeared and were honored as the greatest outfielders of all-time. The presence of three additional Indians signatures on the page can attribute it to that day. Ideal for display and could be framed to great effect with one of the many noted images in circulation that were taken that day. Includes LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT-NM ($3,000-$4,000) $4,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 240 Ty Cobb autographed check. July 15, 1941 check filled out in another hand and signed, "Ty Cobb." Vintage blue ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Exhibits minor age toning and light handling wear with vertical crease. Signature is unaffected by bank cancellation. Includes LOA from JSA: Check EX/MT, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 241 Babe Ruth autographed Government postcard. Postmarked and canceled 1934 Government postcard signed on the reverse, "Sincerely Babe Ruth" in black fountain pen. Large signature rates 8/9 out of 10. The card itself has been trimmed at the edges to an overall size of 2 3/4" x 5 1/2". Vertical line crease at the left edge does not affect the autograph nor its display qualities. Includes LOA from JSA: Signature: NM, Card: VG-EX ($1,500-$2,500) $2,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 242 Important T-206 Honus Wagner tobacco card proof strip c.1909-11. "Not long ago, a firm of tobacco manufacturers wrote to a local newspaper man and asked him to secure a picture of Hans Wagner to be given away with cigarettes [sic] together with the written permission of the big Dutchman to use it. The writer was promised a liberal fee for his work in landing the photo. The scribe wrote to Wagner and asked him for the picture enclosing the tobacco company's letter. A few days later he received a communication from Hans, saying that he did not care to have his picture in a package of cigarettes [sic], neither did he wish his friend to lose the chance to cop a little extra coin. "So," he concluded, "I enclose my check for the amount promised you by the tobacco company in case you got my picture and hope you will excuse me if I refuse." The newspaper man sent the check back, with a higher opinion of Wagner than he had ever possessed before, though the two had always been close friends." Excerpt from October 24, 1912 "Wagner: A Wonder" article as published in the Sporting News. Between the time period of 1909-11, the American Tobacco Company produced a series of color lithographic baseball cards to be inserted into sixteen different brands of cigarettes as a promotional tool. The offering was hugely successful due in part to the popularity of baseball during the period and the attractive color lithographic design of the cards. As time passed, and the collectability of the set increased a number of rarities and errors were discovered as could be expected from a set of this size and distribution from the early part of the century. It became very clear, however, that the card of Honus Wagner was in fact extraordinarily scarce. As early as the 1930s price guides for the T-206 set listed most cards at around 30 cents while the Wagner card was at $5.00, a stupendous price for the era. Rather quickly the card would become the most desired in the collecting world achieving iconic status as featured in publications, books, and film. Values escalated from $10,000 in the early 1980s to several examples recently having exceeded $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 respectively. Although the card has always been clearly an extreme rarity with relevant pricing, the reasons behind its scarcity have long been the subject of debate which is at the very core of its iconic status. As referenced in the aforementioned excerpt from the 1912 issue of The Sporting News, Wagner clearly did not want his image included within the T-206 set. Many speculated that he did not wish for children to aspire to use tobacco products in order to collect his baseball card. Others believe it was a commercial dispute with the production company as Wagner had, in years prior, been photographed on baseball/tobacco related advertising pieces including cigar trade cards and boxes. The absolute truth may never but it may be likely that some elements of all theories are applicable. In either case, the legend is cemented within American cultural history and to date remains one of the most oft told in relation to the game of baseball. Presented is the unique surviving example of the 1909-11 T-206 Hones Wagner card proof strip. The strip is of a similar stock to the standard issue T-206 cards and includes four other players: Mordecai Brown (HOF), Frank Bowerman, Cy Young (HOF), and Johnny Kling. Card fronts retain very bold color with particular note to the richness and depth quite possibly due to the fact that it was in fact a proof rather then production card. Small proof 'has marks' are found at the mid section areas of top, bottom, and sides of the respective cards. The back remains appropriately blank as the standard issue set featured (16) different tobacco advertising backs. As such, a proof would not have been created for standard distribution and thus would not have the designated advertising reverse printed. The strip itself does have creasing to several areas including the Wagner card which runs vertically through the card slightly to the right. Some of the creasing, including the Wagner, card is heavy while the overall eye appeal is quite strong with note to the aforementioned color. The card remains in its original condition and presents very nicely. It should be noted however that if an interested party were to sublet the strip for professional restoration to the creasing the overall eye appeal and visually apparent condition grade would increase dramatically especially due to the strong general color. According to the history of the strip it was discovered in the Wagner family estate among some of Honus Wagner's personal belongings inclusive of clothing, uniforms, and other articles. The strip also resided for many years within the notable collection of Barry Halper. It has recently been graded by the professional grading service SGC and certified with an "Authentic" designation. This is the first time that this iconic strip has been professionally graded. It is accepted that the extremely limited surviving population of T-206 Honus Wagner cards numbers between (50) to (100). Given the legendary status of the Wagner card it is with great certainty that we propose that the offered proof strip will permanently retain its status as the unique surviving example. Exceptional piece of historic baseball history with iconic status and unlimited value potential: Hunt Auctions: FR-GD, SGC: Authentic (Estimate Upon Request) $275,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 243 Honus Wagner autographed "Wagner Day" mini bat. 16" Long Louisville Slugger commemorative mini bat with block lettered "Wagner Day June 9" burned into the barrel. Signed in vintage fountain pen, "J. Honus Wager, Pirate 1900, Pirate 1935" rating 7 out of 10. Very light handling wear with small scuff mid barrel. Uncommon signed souvenir. Includes LOA from JSA: Bat EX/MT-NM, Signature: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 244 Honus Wagner autographed illustration artwork c.1938. 12.5"x10" hand drawn rendering has been signed on the front, "With Best Wishes to John Fishback, from J.Honus Wagner, Pirates 1938." Vintage blue fountain pen signature rates 7-8 out of 10 with the personalization having been enhanced. Also signed by the artist "Bill Winstein." Exhibits light age toning and scattered edge wear with minimal creasing largely confined to the border. Includes LOA from JSA: Art EX, Sig. EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 245 Ty Cobb single signed baseball c.1920s. Rare career era single has been signed on the side panel, "Ty Cobb." The blue fountain pen signature rates 6/7 out of 10. Red and blue stitched Reach B.Johnson OAL baseball exhibits a light even cream coloring retaining bold league stampings. A pair of small circles of shellac have been applied over the Cobb signature and Reach logo. Ball dates to the late 1920s and with period signature represents a rare and highly desirable playing career era example. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Signature: EX-EX/MT ($4,000-$6,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 246 Fine Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball c.1928. Lightly toned Spalding J.Heydler ONL baseball has been signed on the sweet spot by Babe Ruth and adjacent side panel by Lou Gehrig. Ruth signature rates 7/8 out of 10 with Gehrig rating 8 out of 10. Period ink notation in unknown hand reads "A.B.M. J.H.S. Oct. 24, 1928." Just two weeks prior the Yankees had swept the St Louis Cardinals in four games to win their second consecutive World Series. In celebration, Ruth and Gehrig set out to tour the country with the "Bustin Babes and Larrupin Lous" Barnstorming teams, and it was during one of those stops that this ball was presumably signed. Offered for the first time publicly as having descended in the family of the original recipient. Displays nicely with light scattered surface wear and placement such that both signatures can be viewed at the same time. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Signatures: EX/MT ($15,000-$20,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 247 Babe Ruth professional model baseball bat c. 1924-26. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" long and weighs 37.4 oz. Bat shows evident use including ball marks, cleat marks, stitching impressions, and a professionally repaired handle crack. Manufacturer and player facsimile signature stampings remain very bold with the bat displaying a fine light brown patina. The bat is consistent with Hillerich & Bradsby factory ordering records which show Ruth using bats of this specification during the referenced labeling period. Very attractive Ruth professional model bat with strong usage and display qualities. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA (Graded GU 7.5): EX ($10,000-$20,000) $21,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 248 **UPDATED** Babe Ruth et. al. autographed baseball. Slightly smaller than regulation size "Junior Baseball" has been signed by Babe Ruth, Johnny VanderMeer, Joe Wood, and Harry Harper. Black fountain pen signatures rate 6-8 out of 10. Ruth is ideally situated on a side panel rating 6/7 out of 10. Harry Harper played for the Washington Senators, the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Robins from 1912-1923. Ball exhibits minor even toning and light scattered wear. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Signatures: Range EX-EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 249 Fine baseball autograph album with (21) Hall of Famers including Lou Gehrig c.1934. Bound album of signed pages with approx. (90) total signatures including Hall of Famers Lou Gehrig, Bill Dickey (2), Joe McCarthy, Earle Combs, Tony Lazzeri (2), Arky Vaughn, Honus Wagner (signed over another signature), Paul and Lloyd Waner, Lefty Gomez (2), Bill Terry (2), Travis Jackson, Carl Hubbell (2), Connie Mack (cut), Mickey Cochrane, Hank Greenberg, Charles Gehringer, Goose Goslin, Jim Bottomley, Dazzy Vance, and Mel Ott. Mix of multi and single signed pages in mostly pencil and ink rating 8/9 out of 10. Light exterior handling wear. Minimal age toning throughout. Includes LOA from JSA: Album EX/MT, Signatures: EX/MT-NM ($3,000-$4,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 250 Babe Ruth autographed photograph c.1930-40s. Stunning sepia tone 8"x10" matted and framed portrait of Ruth in a matte finish taken at a very close vantage point pictures the Babe in Yankees uniform. The photo is signed in black fountain pen at the bottom right margin, "Sincerely Babe Ruth". Signature remains in nearly pristine original condition rating a strong 9 out of 10 and displays beautifully against the light sepia background. Photo condition is similarly impressive exhibiting no mentionable wear or defects save for a minute surface wrinkle at the bottom left corner in the margin only. As a cautionary note, there is an uncommon "halo" effect surrounding the signature area, which JSA has inspected under a VSC lamp. This halo effect may suggest that there was a personalization which was professionally inpainted at some point. That said, we have handled several of this exact matte finish Ruth photos which have been autographed, and they all appear to have a similar effect to the surface with respect to the autographed area. It is likely due to the interaction of the steel tip fountain pen with the matte finish surface. While it is our opinion that the photo surface has not been inpainted (along with PSA/DNA as it includes a PSA/DNA letter as well), in the interest of accuracy we wanted to share the observations of JSA. With respect to image quality, signature quality, and overall condition grade the offered Ruth signed image is clearly among the finest we have handled. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($5,000-$7,500) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 251 Babe Ruth and Mrs. Babe Ruth autographed album page c.1930s. Cream colored vintage album page has been pencil signed "Babe Ruth" with an additional signature below by his wife "Mrs. Babe Ruth." Signatures rate 8/9 out of 10. One of the finest exemplars of Mr. and Mrs. Babe Ruth that we have handled. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 252 Babe Ruth et. al. autographed baseball attributed to the 1923 World Series. J.Heydler ONL baseball has been mounted to black painted wooden blotter which is gold lettered "Compliments of Christy Walsh" and "Ball used in World Series 1923 Giants vs. Yankees." It has been signed by Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins, Nick Altrock, Pat Moran, and John J.McGraw. Bold black ink signatures rate 7-9 out of 10 with surface loss to ball effecting the "Babe" portion of Ruth and several letters on others. The McGraw (8/9 out of 10) is an exceptionally large example filling an entire side panel from league stampings to stitching and Huggins is flawless rating 9/10 out of 10. Ball itself exhibits a gold colored even toning with scattered usage wear and surface loss (largely confined to single panel) with period coat of shellac applied. Walsh was the first "super agent" of the modern era representing a host of notables including Ruth and Gehrig and often used blotters with signed or otherwise desirable baseballs affixed as promotional items. This represents one of the more significant we have handled offering a direct line of provenance to an historic World Series. Includes LOA from JSA: Blotter EX/MT, Ball VG/EX, Signatures: Range VG-NM ($3,000-$4,000) $2,998.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 254 Charlie Keller store model baseball glove in original photo box c.1940s. Montgomery Ward Charlie Keller 4225 signature model left hand glove exhibits minimal usage wear with minor scattered imperfections. Retains portion of original silver lettering. Photographic display box exhibits age toning and scattered wear and surface creases. Also includes period "The Finer Points of Baseball" booklet which we believe was issued with the glove: Glove EX-EX/MT, Box EX ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 254a Joe Gordon store model baseball glove in original photo box with pamphlet c.1940s. Montgomery Ward Joe Gordon 4205 signature model left hand glove exhibits minimal usage wear with very minor scattered surface imperfections. Retains majority of original silver lettering. Photographic display box exhibits age toning, scattered wear, and light soling. Upper left edge scuffed. Also includes period "How To Play Second Base" booklet exhibiting light age toning: Glove and pamphlet EX-EX/MT, Box VG/EX-EX ($400-$600) $242.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 255 Babe Ruth Spalding "Home Run Special" store model glove c.1930s. Rare correct hand left handed throwing model glove retains a Babe Ruth facsimile signature stamping on the interior palm along with Spalding trademark. Back of the glove retains its original backstrap and metal button. General usage wear throughout with some wear to the silvering in the facsimile signature. Very uncommon and desirable Ruth correct hand model glove: VG ($500-$1,000) $505.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 256 Wilson Red Ruffing store model glove display box with Davega store model Red Ruffing glove c.1940s. Lidded cardboard box as issued for a Wilson Red Ruffing store model #2642 baseball glove. Box remains very clean with intact paper label having light overall wear: EX. Includes a Davega Red Ruffing store model glove, LHT model glove with interior block letter and facsimile signature autograph stampings. Light general usage wear: VG-EX ($300-$400) $336.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 257 Joe Cronin single signed baseball. Very clean Wilson "Jim Catfish Hunter All Star" ball is signed on a side panel by Cronin in blue ink. Signature rates 8-9 out of 10. Ball itself is unused and clean throughout with small area of shellac over signature. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 258 Dizzy Dean single signed baseball. Lightly toned "Official League Ball" has been signed on the side panel, "Dizzy Dean." The blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball exhibits light even toning with several small scattered blemishes. Fine example for display. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Signature: EX/MT ($1,500-$2,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 259 Lou Gehrig store model baseball bat c.1930s. 35" long 40.8 oz. Top of the line Louisville Slugger 250 store model bat made to Gehrig's specifications. "Bone Rubbed" logo burned in barrel with "35" inch marking stamped in knob. Wear and surface pitting throughout with deeply burned factory stampings: EX ($200-$400) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 260 Joe Cronin store model baseball glove in original photo box c.1930s. Banner brand Joe Cronin All-Star Model baseball glove exhibits light scattered age toning and wear. Includes period "Joe Cronin Junior Fielder's Glove" display box. Box has separated along the lower right seam and has scattered soiling and surface wear throughout. Pencil notation and small tear on top surface. Fine pair for display: Glove EX-EX/MT, Box VG-VG/EX ($400-$600) $305.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 261 Hank Greenberg single signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge OAL baseball has been singed on the sweet spot by Hank Greenberg. The blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball exhibits toning and usage wear. Uncommon playing days example. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX-EX, Signature: EX-EX/MT ($1,500-$2,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 262 Charlie Root single signed baseball. Wilson Official Adoption League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "To my pal Hugh, The best ball player in Terre Haute. Charlie Root." The blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball exhibits mostly minor even toning with scattered areas of heavier soiling. Uncommon and desirable single from the pitcher facing Babe Ruth for his famous "Called Shot." Includes LOA from JSA. Ball EX, Signature: EX/MT ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 263 Rare Hank Greenberg professional model baseball bat c.1943-47. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 33 oz. The bat shows very fine use including ball marks, stitching impressions, and cleat marks. Model #G79 stamped on the knob end. Greenberg ranks as one of the most feared sluggers of the 1930-40s era with game used bats remaining very scarce within the collecting marketplace. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($5,000-$7,500) $3,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 264 Joe McCarthy single signed baseball. Wilson "Official Approved Major League" baseball has been signed across the sweet spot in blue ink, "Joe McCarthy" and dated "Dec. 4th 1971" below. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Ball exhibits minor even toning. Includes LOA from JSA with pair of additional authentication labels affixed: Ball EX/MT, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 265 1928 Chicago White Sox team autographed baseball. Lightly toned Barnard OAL baseball has been signed by (20) including Ted Lyons, Ed Walsh (Sr. and Jr.), Red Faber, Blackburne, Kamm, and others. Vintage ink signatures rate 4-7 out of 10 (avg 5/6). Ball exhibits light scattered wear. Uncommon 1920s era team signed baseball. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Signatures VG/EX-EX ($600-$800) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 266 Jimmy Collins hand painted folk art baseball by George Sosnak. Attractive hand painted baseball has been intricately detailed and stenciled on all but one panel by George Sosnak. One panel has likeness of Collins' Hall of Fame plaque while others bear notations related to his career. Uncommonly signed by the artist in print "In Memory of Winnie Sosnak - Love Geo. H." Minor age toning and scattered wear: EX ($750-$1,000) $495.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 267 Hugh Duffy hand painted folk art baseball by George Sosnak. Attractive hand painted Reach baseball has been intricately detailed and stenciled on (2) panels by George Sosnak. One panel has likeness of Duffy's Hall of Fame plaque with artwork/lettering continuing below and through the sweet spot to opposite panel with details of his career. Minor age toning and scattered wear: EX ($600-$800) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 268 Chick Hafey hand painted folk art baseball by George Sosnak. Attractive hand painted Reach baseball has been intricately detailed and stenciled on (2) panels by George Sosnak. One panel has likeness of Hafey's Hall of Fame plaque with artwork/lettering continuing below and through the sweet spot to opposite panel with details of his career. Minor age toning and scattered wear: EX ($600-$800) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 269 Connie Mack single signed baseball. Cream colored Reach "Official League" ball is signed across the sweet spot by Mack in blue fountain pen. The signature presents very nicely rating 7/8 out of 10 with the date "2/16/51" added below. Uncommon non personalized high grade Mack single signed exemplar. Includes LOA from JSA and has PSA/DNA cert. label attached: Overall EX-MT ($750-$1,250) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 270 Rare Connie Mack commemorative wine bottle c.1938. Likely unique surviving exemplar of a commemorative wine bottle as issued for a celebration on the occasion of Connie Mack's 76th birthday in 1938. "Greystone Claret California Wine" bottle remaining unopened with contents intact. The back of the bottle features a photographic label picturing Connie Mack with birthday wishes from the Philadelphia Sporting Writers Association. The label has some chipping to the right side with the photo remaining intact: VG ($500-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 271 Philadelphia Athletics team autographed baseball c.1929-30. Off white Horace Partridge "Official League" ball signed by (18) members of the A's team including Mack, Foxx, Grove, Simmons, Haas, and Dykes. Cochrane and Earnshaw are clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 5 to 8 out of 10. The ball itself remains very clean save for two relatively small age toning spots on two side panels one of which intersects with the Jimmie Foxx signature. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-MT (with note to two age spots), Signatures: Range VG/EX-NM ($750-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 272 Philadelphia Athletics souvenir pennant c.1910-15. Very early pennant having applied white lettering to the front of a blue background. 25" long with some age fading to the color along with general surface wear. Retains its original tassels: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 273 1933 All-Star Game panoramic photograph. A mid-summer tradition was born in 1933 when Chicago played host to the first All-Star Game organized by Major League Baseball. The rosters for both League's were impressive hosting (20) future Hall of Famers with many of the game's greatest legends among them. This imposing 12"x30" black and white photograph depicts the game in play with what appears to be the National League on field and the American League up to bat. Inset along the upper third are images of the individual teams with block lettered titling to the left. The photograph displays crisp clarity and appears, with the exception of a hint of age toning, to exhibit little to no wear. "Kaufmann - Fabry" studio markings in lower right corner. Framed to slightly larger dimensions for display: EM/MT-NM ($2,500-$3,500) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 274 Philadelphia Athletics souvenir pennant c.1910-15. Diminutive pennant measures 18" long with applique elephant graphic at left side and "Athletics" (SP) team name across the front. Some tattering to the point with original tassels intact: VG-EX ($500-$750) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 275 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series press pin: NM ($300-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 276 1948 Cleveland Indians World Series press pin. Uncommon enamelwork pin features the Indians mascot on the front: NM ($300-$400) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 277 1945 Detroit Tigers World Series press pin: NM ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 278 Babe Ruth autographed 1935 World Series Press badge with related ephemera. Vintage shield shaped cardboard badge as issued to sportswriter F.A. McKinney for the 1935 World Series. The badge has been autographed by Babe Ruth in blue fountain pen across the front rating 8 out of 10. Back of the badge has a small abrasion and two period pencil notations regarding its signing by Ruth. Also included with the lot is a vintage photo picturing McKinney with Babe Ruth and a handwritten letter from McKinney detailing its history. Unique Ruth signed article with impeccable first source provenance. Includes LOA from JSA: Badge: VG-EX, Signature: NM ($2,500-$3,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 279 1945 World Series program. Original program as issued for a game played at Detroit's Briggs Stadium between the Tigers and Cubs. Interior remains unscored with some general light cover wear: EX ($300-$400) $149.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 280 1939 World Series program. Original program as issued for a game played at Cincinnati's Crosley Field between the Reds and Yankees. Interior remains unscored with a tiny corner chip on front cover: EX ($300-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 281 1926 St. Louis Cardinals NL Champions fob. Rare copper charm having a Cardinal redbird logo with inset red enamelwork with "1926 Champs" lettering at the bottom. Marked St. Louis Button Co. on the reverse, 1 1/2" tall. General light surface wear is evident with some losses to the red enamelwork: EX ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 282 1935 "Ford Broadcast" World Series scorecard. Vintage scorecard as issued for the 1945 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs. Front cover pictures Mickey Cochrane and Charlie Grimm with advertising for the Ford radio broadcast of the World Series. Interior remains unscored with printed lineups. Back cover features team photos for both the Tigers and Cubs. Notably clean general condition with minimal age/handling wear. First example we have handled: EX-EX/MT ($250-$350) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 283 1926 New York Giants season pass. Sterling silver pass issued to "Robt.Stein & One", numbered 192 on back and marked Lambert Bros., NY: EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 284 **UPDATED** 1928 World Series program. Desirable program issued for a game played during the 1928 World Series between the Cardinals and Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Scored neatly in pencil from Game 1. Light scattered age toning and wear with near fully intact bound edge. Retains fine eye appeal with light surface wear. Minor interior toning and wear: EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 285 1917 World Series program. Original program as issued for game 3 played at New York between the White Sox and Giants. The Giants won the game defeating Eddie Cicotte and the White Sox by a score of 2 to 0. Program has some vintage tape on the spine with some staining and a small tear to the back cover. Interior is complete with center scoring pages (scored in pencil) partially detached from the spine: GD/VG-VG ($1,000-$1,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 286 1927 World Series program. Desirable program issued for a game played during the 1927 World Series between the Pirates and Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Not fully scored but partially filled in with information likely pertaining to game 3. Light scattered age toning and wear with 98% intact bound edge. Retains fine eye appeal with extremely light vertical centerfold. Minor interior toning and wear. Visually pleasing example: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 287 1922 World Series program. Issued for game played between the New York Yankees and New York Giants at the Polo Grounds. Cover features vignette images of opposing managers and interior has been neatly scored in pencil for game 2. Exhibits exterior age toning and handling wear with intact but partially split binding. Small area of surface loss on upper back cover. Interior pages all present however several are loose and display age toning and other wear: VG/EX-EX ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 288 Frank Crosetti professional model baseball bat autographed by numerous Yankees and other notables c.1930s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34 3/4" long and weighs 34.6 oz. Evident use is visible inclusive of handle crack, ball marks, minor grain separation, and a taped handle for grip purposes. "CROSETTI" block letter name stampings appear on the barrel. The bat was signed in the period by approx. (20) players including Jimmie Foxx, Joe Gordon, Dutch Leonard, Joe Glenn, Johnny Mize, and others. The signatures have largely faded from view rating 1 to 4. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (bat) and JSA (autographs): EX ($3,500-$4,500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 289 San Francisco Seals professional model jersey autographed by Frank Crosetti c.1930s. Grey flannel jersey lettered "Seals" across the front with "Spalding" manufacturer's tag in the collar. Signed on the front by Frank Crosetti in black marker rating 8 out of 10. Exhibits moderate usage wear. The Seals are one of the Pacific Coast League's most storied teams having hosted an array of notable players whom went on to Major League careers including Joe DiMaggio. In an era which saw no Major League teams represented on the West Coast and before the spread of televised games, the Seals thrived. Team related material is always highly desirable and this one of only a handful of jerseys in circulation. Includes LOAs from JSA (autograph) and Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 290 Sacramento Solons flannel jersey with Cardinals style embroidery c.1940. Cream colored button front jersey with team name "Salons" lettered across the front and player number "4" on back. The left sleeve has been intricately embroidered with a Cardinals style bird on bat set with an "S." The Salons were a long standing Pacific Coast League team with a series of Major League affiliations including the Cardinals from 1936-1944. Exhibits moderate usage wear with minor soiling. No tagging: EX ($500-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 291 Early "Sacramento" Spalding baseball uniform c.1910s. Cream colored cadet collar style jersey lettered "Sacramento" across the front has blue trim around neck and sleeve ends. "Spalding" manufacturer's tag in collar with adjacent strip tag bearing period handwriting. Includes similarly tagged matching pants. Both exhibit usage wear and minor age toning with scattered surface imperfections: Overall EX ($500-$750) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 292 Rare 1933 Chuck Klein professional model baseball bat with provenance from personal friend of family. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34" long and weighs 36.4 oz. The bat remains in its original condition having extensive use including ball marks, stitching impressions, grain swelling to the back of the barrel, and a repaired handle crack. Stamped "Powerized and Oil Tempered" specifically dating to the 1933 labeling period. The knob has some small chips with the barrel end exhibiting some dryness. Klein was one of the most prolific sluggers of the 1930s era capturing the 1932 NL MVP award and accomplishing the Triple Crown in 1933. One of the more sought after game bats of the era. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance: VG-EX ($3,000-$4,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 293 Christy Mathewson "Fad-A-Way" gumball display box c.1915. Colorful period lidded store display box picturing Christy Mathewson throwing his famed "Fad-a-Way" pitch. The top right corner of the box lid has a separation at the seam and remainder of the exterior exhibits light scattered general wear including minor soiling. Interior graphic has same surface abrasion. The box includes a group of period baseball gumballs in the original style as once sold in the display with printed notations such as "Safe" or "Home Run." Missing glass lid: VG-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 294 Rare "Walter Johnson's Ball Game" candy display box c.1920-30s. Lidded rectangular cardboard display box features baseball graphics on the lid and side aprons. 13" long with 3" loss to one end panel. First example we have handled: VG-EX ($500-$750) $303.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 295 Baseball souvenir children's drum c.1920-30s. Charming painted tin and wooden children's drum having a full baseball game scene encircling the body of the drum. Overall surface remains in fine original condition inclusive of the fiberboard drum heads which, while intact, do have some punctures from period usage. Includes pair of wooden drum sticks. Very attractive piece with folk art display qualities. 10" diameter, 8" tall: VG-EX ($500-$750) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 296 Baseball figural doll c.1930s. Large 30" tall composite head doll retains its original pinstriped baseball uniform with hat. Marked Sterling Doll Co. on back of the neck with some damage to the back of the head including a 2" diameter hole which is nicely obscured by the hat: VG ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 297 1926 "Pittsburgh Gazette Times" figural baseball trophy. Large handled trophy stands 24" tall atop a black painted wooden cylindrical base. Front is inscribed, "Pittsburgh Gazette Times Trophy Triple Link Baseball League 1926". Figural baseball pitcher finial remains in fine original condition atop the lid. Typical general surface wear to the patination with some age crazing to the painted base: EX ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 298 1946 baseball catcher figural trophy. Silver plated trophy with multi columnar formation having a large standing figural catcher finial on top. Applied silver plated placard on the black base inscribed, "Yankee's 1946 Champions Schick Soft Ball League P Kallas". general light surface and patina wear. 19" tall: EX ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 299 1933 Reach figural baseball trophy. Superb quality silver plated trophy features three figural players positioned on and around a central columnar pedestal. Black base has silver plated band impressed with Reach baseball logo and inscribed, "Western Pennsylvania Jednota Base Ball League Champions 1933 St. Michael's Homestead, PA". The trophy presents is beautiful overall condition with minor solder reinforcement to one foot of top player. 21" tall: EX ($750-$1,000) $483.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 300 Spalding "Walter Johnson" figural baseball trophy c.1920-30s. Fine quality silver plated pitcher trophy often referred to as the "Walter Johnson" trophy due to the obvious design which mirrors a widely recognized image of Johnson pitching. 17" tall including the painted metal Art Nouveau base retaining its original metal "Spalding" mfg. label on the bottom of the base: EX ($750-$1,250) $900.00
 
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