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Back Items For The Auction of November 13, 2010  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 201 1948 Jim Bottomley autographed Government postcard. Signed on the front, "Jim Bottomley" with handwritten note. Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Card bears postage mark of Dec. 8, 1948 and exhibits light age toning and expected wear. Small strip of clear coating applied over signature and series of holes punched along bottom. Includes LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 202 1951 Mel Ott autographed Government postcard. Signed on the front, "Mel Ott." Ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Card bears a postage mark of Feb. 19, 1951 and exhibits light age toning and expected wear. Small strip of clear coating applied over signature. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 203 1949 Rogers Hornsby autographed Government postcard. Signed on the front, "To Charles Boren, from Rogers Hornsby." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Card bears a postage mark of Jan. 11, 1949 and exhibits light age toning and expected wear with some transfer from cancellation stamp. Small strip of clear coating applied over signature and series of holes punched along bottom. Includes LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $248.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 204 1952 Jimmie Foxx autographed Government postcard. Signed on the front, "Regards, Jimmie Foxx." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Card bears postage mark of Dec. 19, 1952 and exhibits light age toning and expected wear. Small strip of clear coating applied over signature. Includes LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 205 1949 Al Simmons and Mickey Cochrane autographed Government postcards. Includes card signed on the front, "Best Wishes, Al Simmons, Phila. As 1949" and additional card signed "Mickey Cochrane" with short handwritten note. Blue ink signatures rate 8 out of 10. Cards exhibit light age toning and expected wear. Small strip of clear coat applied over both autographs. Series of holes punched along bottom of Simmons. Includes LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 206 1951 Paul and Lloyd Waner autographed Government postcards. Pair of postcards, each signed on the front; "Regards, Lloyd Waner" and "Sincerely Paul Waner" with added personalization. Blue ink signatures rate 8 out of 10. Both postmarked from 1951 and exhibit expected light wear and age toning. Small strip of clear coating applied over both autographs. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($300-$500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 207 Chic Gandil and Eddie Cicotte autographs. Includes 3"x5" index card signed on the lined side, "Chic Gandil." Exhibits light age toning. Also includes 1.5"x2.5" lined paper slip signed on the front, "Eddie V. Cicotte, White Sox." Mounted to 3"x5" backing. Blue ink signatures rate 8-9 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 208 Hank Greenberg and Charles Gehringer autographed photographs. Pair of 8"x10" black and white portrait photographs, each signed on the front. Marker signatures rate 8-9 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 209 Rare Hack Wilson autographed check to the White Sox with family provenance. Sept. 2, 1929 check made payable to "Chicago Nat. League B.B.C." and signed, "L.R. Wilson." Vintage green ink signature rates 8 out of 10 having faded slightly. General age toning and light handling wear throughout with very small chip missing at upper right corner and along top edge. Scattered light creasing with a series of bank cancellations, one of which very slightly effects the signature. Wilson checks are of notable rarity with only a handful in known circulation. Comes with 1980 letter from his son. Includes LOA from JSA: Check EX/MT, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,501.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 210 1921 Ban Johnson and Harry Frazee autographed player's contract. Standard American League Player's Contract between the Boston Red Sox and player Cliff Best has been signed on the outside form portion, "B.B. Johnson." Interior appears to be filled out in the hand of Harry Frazee who has signed as the team official. Also signed by Best. Ink signatures rate 7/8-8 out of 10. Typical age toning and light general handling wear. Includes LOA from JSA: Contract EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $391.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 211 Connie Mack autograph. 2"x3.5" Heavy stock card has been signed on the front, "Connie Mack." Black ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Exhibits minor age toning and has been mounted at the corners to a larger page bearing printed image. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($200-$400) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 212 Ty Cobb autographed check. Dec. 5, 1958 check filled out entirely in his hand and signed, "Ty Cobb." Vintage green ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Bank cancellation effects the very start of the signature. Small chip missing from upper left corner. Includes LOA from JSA: Check EX/MT, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 213 1949 Roy Campanella autographed Government postcard. Signed on the front, "Best Wishes, Roy Campanella." Blue ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Card bears postage mark of Feb. 19, 1951 and exhibits light age toning and expected wear with cancellation transfer. Small strip of clear coating applied over signature. Includes LOA from JSA: EX ($300-$500) $595.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 214 Bill Veeck signed photograph with related handwritten correspondence. 8"x10" Black and white photograph has been singed on the front, "Bill Veeck." Blue marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Also includes full page handwritten letter on personal stationary in which Veeck invites the recipient to give him a call and provides his personal phone number. Also signed "Bill Veeck" rating 8 out of 10. Typical mailing folds with 1981 date stamp on verso. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 215 Harry Heilmann autographed document. June 13, 1927 banking document related to a sum of money borrowed. Signed at the lower right, "Harry Heilmann" who has also written his address. Black ink signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Exhibits minor age toning and surface soiling with general scattered light wear and several vertical creases. Cancellation is placed over signature. Measures 3.5"x8.25". Includes LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $581.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 216 Bill McGowan autographed index card. 3"x5" index card has been signed, "Bill McGowan, American League Umpire." Blue ink signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Exhibits minor age toning. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($200-$400) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 217 Roger Maris autographed index card. Standard sized 3"x5" index card has been signed on the blank side, "Roger Maris." Black thin point marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Card exhibits minor surface and edge wear with small pencil notation at upper border. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($300-$500) $330.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 218 1981 Willie Wells autographed Government postcard. Signed on the front, "10/13/81 Willie Wells." Green ink signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Card bears a postage mark and exhibits expected light wear. The first Wells we have encountered in this popular format. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($400-$600) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 219 Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris autographed photograph. 8"x10" Black and white photograph has been signed on the front by Mantle and Maris. Ink and marker signatures rate 8 (Mantle) to 9 (Maris) out of 10. Additional Willie Mays signature is secretarial signed. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 220 1981 Hilton Smith autographed Government postcard. Signed on the front, "Hilton Smith, Kansas City Monarchs, Kansas City, MO, (Pitcher)." Blue ink signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Card bears a postage mark and exhibits expected light wear. The first Smith we have encountered in this popular format. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($400-$600) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 221 Mickey Mantle single signed baseball. B.Brown AL ball signed across the sweet spot in blue ink, "Mickey Mantle No. 7". Signature rates 9 out of 10, ball has a few minor age toning areas. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-MT, Signature: NM ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 222 Roger Maris single signed baseball. Rawlings L.MacPhail OAL baseball has been signed on the sweet spot, "Roger Maris." The blue marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Ball exhibits minor even toning with incidental scattered areas of minute wear. Highly uncommon Maris sweet spot single. Includes LOA from JSA (full letter): Overall EX/MT ($2,500-$3,500) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 223 Mickey Mantle autographed photograph. 11"x14" Black and white photograph has been signed on the front, "Mickey Mantle NO.7." Blue marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Uncommon image. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 224 Roger Maris autographed photograph. Black and white printed image (blank back) measures 8 1/2"x11" signed at the bottom left by Maris in blue sharpie. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Photo itself has some very minor edge wear. Includes LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA: Photo: EX-MT, Signature: NM ($400-$600) $505.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 225 Mickey Mantle signed portrait photograph. Uncommon 11"x14" color photograph has been signed on the front, "Mickey Mantle" with added "1956" inscription. Gold paint pen signature rates 9/10 out of 10. First signed copy of this image we have encountered. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 226 Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris autographed photograph. 8"x10" color photograph has been signed across the front in blue sharpie with signatures rating 10 out of 10. Framed to 14"x17" with custom Yankees pinstriped matting. Includes LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,634.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 227 Roger Maris autographed photograph. 8"x10" Color photograph has been signed on front, "Roger Maris." The blue marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Fine quality and seldom encountered image. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($800-$1,200) $495.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 228 Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio autographed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed on the sweet spot, "Joe DiMaggio" with "Mickey Mantle" on the panel above. Blue ink signatures rate 8 out of 10. Ball exhibits light even toning. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $546.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 229 Mickey Mantle autographed jersey. Pinstriped New York Yankees jersey done in 1951 style with Yankees "NY" logo on front and number "7" on back has "American League Golden Anniversary" patch on left sleeve. It has been signed on the front, "Mickey Mantle" with highly uncommon "NO.7 1951" inscription. Blue marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Jersey displays nearly like new from front with incidental scattered soiling on back mentioned purely for accuracy. Size XL with proper Mitchell & Ness tagging throughout. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($2,500-$3,500) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 230 Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio autographed hats. Pair of blue hats with classic Yankees interlocking "NY" logo embroidered on front have been signed on the brim in silver paint pen. Mantle has added a "NO.7" inscription. Mantle cap is by Roman Pro, DiMaggio by New Era. Both retain proper interior tagging with retail price tags affixed. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 231 Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio autographed photograph. 8"x10" Black and white photograph has been signed on the front in blue marker. The signatures rate 9 out of 10. Image is of high quality displaying excellent clarity. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 232 Notably rare Mickey Mantle handwritten letter. Full page handwritten letter thanking the recipient for wishing he and his son well (Billy Mantle had just been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease). Signed at the close "with best wishes, I'm Sincerely thankful, your friend, Mickey Mantle." Despite leading the most public of lives, authentically signed handwritten correspondence from Mantle is of notable rarity. One of only a handful of letters we have encountered and the first we have offered at auction. Includes original mailing envelope postmarked Nov. 2, 1983. Typical mailing folds, otherwise in fine condition with ink signature rating 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: Letter EX/MT-NM, Envelope EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 233 Joe DiMaggio autographed Beninati serigraph (printers proof). Large format high quality silver accented print entitled "Joseph Paul DiMaggio, The Yankee Clipper" by noted artist Carlo Beninati. Signed below the likeness "Joe DiMaggio" in blue marker and by the artist rating 9/10 out of 10. Hand numbered "PP5/25." Framed to 23"x35". This print was part of DiMaggio's personal collection and incl. original letter of provenance from his granddaughters. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 234 Joe DiMaggio signed 16"x20" limited edition photograph numbered 1 out of 56. Striking 16"x20" black and white photograph of Joe DiMaggio has been signed prominently in silver paint pen. The image of DiMaggio with bat in hand was captured by Charles Conlon, the most prominent baseball photographer of his time. It was later used on the cover of the September 1937 issue of Baseball Magazine. The photograph was printed in a strict edition of only 56 pieces (commemorating his record hitting streak) and each is hand numbered. This is hand numbered 1 out of 56. Double matted and framed to 22.5"x28.5" overall with inset engraved nameplate. The silver paint pen signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes two paper certificates printed by the original organizer of the signing, and an image of DiMaggio signing one of the photographs, and LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 235 Mickey Mantle autographed baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat signed by Mantle on the barrel end in blue sharpie. Signature rates 7 out of 10 due mostly in part to a fine point marker. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 236 Ted Williams autographed hat and mini-bat. Includes Boston Red Sox hat by Roman Pro signed on the brim in silver paint and Louisville Slugger mini-bat with Hall of Fame logo signed on the barrel in blue marker, "Ted Williams." Signatures 8-9 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA and snapshot photograph of Williams signing the hat: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 237 Joe DiMaggio autographed Beninati serigraph (printer's proof). Large format high quality artwork print entitled "Joe DiMaggio The Hitter, The Hero, & The American Dream" by noted artist Carlo Beninati. Signed below his likeness "Joe DiMaggio" in blue marker and by the artist rating 9/10 out of 10. Hand numbered "PP5/25." Framed to 23"x35". This print was part of DiMaggio's personal collection and includes original letter of provenance from his granddaughters. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 238 National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative autographed bat. Rawlings bat specially marked with the Hall of Fame logo decal on the barrel has been signed by approximately (45) Hall of Famers including Drysdale, Aaron, Jackson, F.Robinson, Seaver, Banks, Koufax, Reese, Yastrzemski, Barlick, Spahn, Hunter, Berra, Mathews, Musial, Bench, Mize, and others. Blue marker signatures rate 8-9 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($800-$1,200) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 239 Ted Williams autographed jersey. Boston Red Sox home jersey done in 1939 style with team name lettered across front and number "9" on back has "Baseball Centennial" patch on left sleeve. It has been signed on the front, "Ted Williams" with highly uncommon "1939 - Rookie" inscription. Blue marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Of the many Williams signed jerseys we have handled, this is the first we have encountered signed in this manner. Size XL with proper Mitchell & Ness tagging throughout. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 240 Enormous Sandy Koufax autographed photograph. Imposing 30"x40" black and white framed photograph is signed across the front by Koufax in blue sharpie rating 10 out of 10. The photo pictures Koufax holding up four baseballs with "0" written on the side signifying his four no hit games. Incredible Koufax signed display item. Includes LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 241 Stan Musial autographed large format Saturday Evening Post print. Substantial 30"x40" color reproduction has been signed on the front, "Stan Musial." Blue marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 242 Ted Williams and Bill Terry single signed baseballs. Includes B.Brown OAL baseball signed across the sweet spot, "Ted Williams .406 - 1941" and B.Giamatti ONL ball signed "Wm. H (Bill) Terry 400 1930." Blue ink signatures rate 8-9 out of 10. Nice pairing with related inscriptions from the last man to reach the elusive .400 plateau in either League. Minor toning to Terry ball. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $675.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 243 Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale autographed hat. Blue hat with embroidered Brooklyn Dodgers stylized "B" logo has been signed on the brim, "Sandy Koufax" and "Don Drysdale." Silver paint pen signatures rate 8/9 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 244 Ted Williams and Bill Terry autographed baseball. Rawlings B.Giamatti ONL baseball has been signed on the sweet spot by Williams and Terry. Blue ink signatures rate 8-9 out of 10. Clean white ball exhibits very minor wear on/around League stamping. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 245 1981 Columbus Clippers International League Championship ring. Original ring as presented to a member of the Clippers team in honor of their 1981 International League Championship. Top features a central diamond of a 20 point weight having -Columbus International League Champions+ lettering surrounding. One side panel displays the Clippers logo and team name with the other having the Yankees logo and -Pride+ slogan as their affiliate. Size 9 1/2. Marked 10K on the interior with light to moderate wear overall: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 246 1998 New York Yankees World Championship pendant. 14K gold pendant as presented 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: NM ($5,000-$7,500) $6,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 247 1991 Alejandro Pena Atlanta Braves National League Championship ring. Gold ring lettered "Braves 1991 National League Champions" around top bezel surrounding the stylized "A" team logo done (12) diamonds over red background. Left shank features the name "Pena" in relief over team Tomahawk logo and "First World Series" banner. At bottom is player number, "26." Opposite shank, also done in relief, has 91 Braves "Worst to First" slogan atop "1991 World Series" logo and "Tomahawk Chop." Marked "10K Jostens" on interior band. Size 10. Minor wear: EX/MT ($5,000-$7,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 248 Custom 1996 New York Yankees World Championship bracelet. 14K gold bracelet having an embossed 1996 New York Yankees World Championship pendant. Top of pendant features "NY" logo with inset diamonds set on a blue field. "1996 World Champions" lettering around the perimeter. Unique and handsome custom jewelry piece relating to the Yankees first championship of the 1990s era. Includes its original wooden lidded box: NM ($4,500-$6,500) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 249 1996 New York Yankees World Championship pendant. Slight variant of the more commonly seen 1996 Yankees pendant as issued for their first championship of the 1990s era. Inset diamonds are found on the "NY" logo at center on a blue field. "1996 World Champions" in exaggerated block lettering surrounds. Back is marked 14K and the pendant includes a rope style gold chain. Original lidded box is also included: NM ($5,000-$7,500) $4,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 250 1987 World Series related Emmy Award. Rare original Emmy Award as presented to ABC Network cameraman Jack Cronin for "Technical Team Remote 1987 World Series". Gilt statuette measures 15" tall with inscribed black placard around the base. Rarely offered and highly coveted award piece with added baseball relation desirability: NM ($3,000-$4,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 251 Derek Jeter autographed New York Yankees jersey. Pinstriped Yankees home jersey signed on the back in silver sharpie by Jeter. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 252 Derek Jeter autographed baseball bat. Louisville Slugger Derek Jeter model silver bat signed in blue sharpie across the barrel. Numbered 113/222. Includes LOA from JSA and COA from Steiner Sports: NM ($500-$750) $440.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 253 Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez autographed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig Official Major League baseball has been signed on the sweet spot, "Alex Rodriguez" with "Derek Jeter" on panel directly above. Limited edition numbered 147/500. Includes LOA from JSA and has Steiner Authentication hologram affixed: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 254 Billy Martin single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed on the sweet spot, "Billy Martin." The blue ink signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Extremely minor areas of scattered toning mentioned for the sake of accuracy. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($600-$800) $340.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 255 Unusually large figural baseball player trophy c.1932. Ornate 30" tall silver plate trophy cup with handled upper portion. Center section has been engraved "The Robert M. Sweitzer Trophy, 1932 Champions of Midwest Baseball League" with series of (4) 4.5" long bats applied around body. Figural baseball pitcher appears on the base. Marked "Wallace" on the bottom and displaying age tarnish and wear, with several small dents throughout. Appears as though additional section of base upon which trophy would stand is not present: EX ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 256 500 Home Run Club autographed baseball. B.Giamatti NL ball signed by (11) members of the 500 HR Club to include Williams, Mantle, Mathews, F.Robinson, Jackson, McCovey, Mays, Aaron, Banks, Killebrew, and Schmidt. Signatures range from 9-10 out of 10. Ball itself has a few very minor areas of toning. Includes LOA from JSA and COA/hologram from Green Diamond Sports: NM ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 257 ** UPDATED ** Set of (19) modern era 500 Home Run hitter single signed baseballs. Single lot of signed baseballs from all modern day members of the exclusive 500 Home Run Club including Mantle, Williams, Mays, Murray, Banks (with statistics), F.Robinson, Jackson, Schmidt, Griffey Jr, McCovey, Mathews, Ramirez, Thomas, Killebrew (some age toning), Sosa, Sheffield, Palmiero, Thome, and A.Rodriguez (minimal age toning). The originally photographed Aaron, Bonds and McGwire have been replaced with new autographed baseballs which have been approved by JSA. All signed in ink ranging from 7/8 to 10 out of 10. Minimal light toning to a small portion. All are signed on Official American, National, or Major League baseballs. Each include individual LOA or COA from PSA/DNA or JSA, with the exception of Willie Mays. Includes LOA from JSA for the lot: Balls: Range EX-MT, Sigs: Range EX/MT-NM ($2,500-$3,500) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 258 500 Home Run Club autographed poster. 21"x36" Color artwork poster by Ron Lewis has been signed on the front by (11) including Mantle, Williams, Mays, Aaron (inscribed 755), Jackson, Banks, McCovey, Schmidt, Mathews, Jackson, Killebrew, and Robinson. Blue marker signatures rate 9-10 out of 10. Mounted to backing board with wear confined to edges. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $655.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 259 George Steinbrenner single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "George Steinbrenner." The blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball exhibits very minor scattered toning. Fine example for display. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $424.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 260 Spalding Fielder's figural baseball trophy c.1920s. Seldom seen, the graceful fielder standing on a metal platform reaching for a ball is the rarest of the five trophy set issued by Spalding. Base reads "Spalding Trophy" in relief on either side of center crossed bats and baseball design with is engraved "Won by Stockwell High School 1931." Original black painted wooden portion retains Dieges & Clust manufacturer's tag on back. Very light scratching to wood while upper metal portion has been cleaned. 16" tall: EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 261 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) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 262 Reach figural baseball trophy c.1920s. Fine quality figural silver plated trophy stands 11" tall featuring an oversized Reach Official American League baseball positioned atop a columnar plinth with two baseball bats in front. Exhibits general surface wear and tarnish with scattered areas of loss to silver plate. Very desirable period figural trophy with Pat. date of 1909 and American League ball decor: EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $644.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 263 Set of three Reach baseball bases c.1915-20s. Rare original set of three canvas bases each retaining their original leather and canvas strapping with impressed Reach logo. The bases are also stenciled, "From John J. Adanes Worcester, MA" and retain their rare wrought iron ground spikes. Age and usage wear throughout remaining in uncommonly clean condition: EX ($500-$750) $770.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 264 Large "Harvey Stern Trophy" presentation bat c.1950s. Unusually large baseball bat measures 40.5" long and 16" around at widest portion of barrel. "The Harvey Stern Trophy" hand lettered on side in black paint. (3) Large holes drilled through barrel end: EX ($400-$600) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 265 Set of (3) store model Catcher's equipment displays. Unique hand crafted display cabinets each housing full set of equipment incl. ball, glove, mask, chest protector, and knee/shin guards. Contents range c.1930s-70s with varying degrees of scattered usage wear. All pieces are secured to backing with use of screws or wire wrap. Outside measurements range from 22"x54" to 24"x64": Overall EX ($500-$750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 266 Oversized baseball ornamental display piece c.1940s. Huge baseball shaped display piece measures 19" tall with hand painted red stitching on a cream colored base. Fiber based composite construction with original pencil guidelines for stitching visible. Brass ringlet with mounting chain at the top for display was added later. Likely used as a period store display piece or ornamental decoration for a baseball celebration: EX ($750-$1,250) $440.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 267 Lot of (2) store model baseball bats c.1910s-20s. Includes 33" Wright & Ditson with company logo in both knob end and at center brand with "Major League Red Sox" lettered below and 35" bat with stylized "Giants" logo center brand with model "NoG100" notated below and script lettered "Special" in barrel end. Scattered surface wear throughout with age toning to Giants bat: VG/EX-EX ($500-$1,000) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 268 Folk art baseball scoreboard c.1920s. Highly visual and uniquely designed baseball themed hand painted wooden scoreboard with (8) sliding numbered indicators. Light scattered soiling and small areas of paint loss. Surface crazing throughout. 6"x33.5" base supports 14.5"x33" upright section: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 269 Winchester baseball equipment advertising display c.1920. Large 19.5"x40" advertising panel displaying a range of baseball equipment on front and fishing equipment on back. In fine, well preserved condition exhibiting light age toning throughout and wear largely confined to edges and corners: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $1,469.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 270 Handcrafted baseball bat weathervane c.1940s. Uniquely constructed weathervane with 35" baseball bat serving as the main portion. Handle end has been cut to accept a pair of metal fins and front end holds rotating wheel. Bolt through the center serves as pivot point. Retains original painted surface which shows wear/pitting/rust typically associated with long term outdoor use: EX ($500-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 271 Mission Oak baseball decorative occasional table c.1940-60s. Handsome solid oak rendering features six baseball bat shaped legs each terminating on feet made of vintage baseballs. Table stands 24" tall with a diameter on the top of 28". Very attractive and functional baseball related piece which would enhance any collection of quality: EX ($750-$1,250) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 272 Baseball lithographic display poster c.1910-15. Matted and framed 17"x22" color lithographic poster depicts a baseball game scene with runner, catcher, and umpire. Colors remain notably vibrant with minimal age fading. Marked "The Donaldson Litho. Co. Newport, KY" who were known to have produced a very fine series of baseball lithographs of various poses. Very minor area of toning at the bottom margin: EX-MT ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 273 "Exciting Moments" baseball postcard display piece c.1910. Four card set of handsome color lithographic postcards featuring baseball scenes by Edward Gross, NY. Postcards remain mounted on their original titled baseball decorated mount with handsome frame (no glass). 8"x18" seldom seen with original display: EX-MT ($300-$400) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 274 Pair of miniature painted ring bats c.1910-15. Charming duo of 14" miniature salesman sample painted ring bats. One displays Reach manufacturer's logo at center brand area with red and black painted rings. Other bat has red painted barrel end with "Standard" stenciled on body: EX ($300-$500) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 275 Ring decorated "Standard" baseball bat c.1890. Slender 31.5" long bat with "Standard" manufacturer's marking and model "No.13" below. Retains desirable original surface with scattered wear and minimal loss to black paint on either end: EX ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 276 Harry Gowdy baseball decal bat c.1917-21. Louisville Slugger 40HG model bat measures 33" long with pronounced graining and bold center brand stampings. Color decal of Gowdy presents on the barrel end remaining approximately 90% intact with no restoration: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 277 Rare Nap Lajoie store model baseball bat c.1917-21. Uncommon Louisville Slugger 250 dash dot dash model bat measures 33" long retaining bold Louisville Slugger manufacturer's stampings at center brand along with 'Bone Rubbed' markings. "Napoleon Lajoie" facsimile signature stamping presents beautifully across the barrel. First such example we have handled: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 278 Ted Kennedy archive related to early baseball glove design and other material c.1890s-1920s. Following a (2) year Major League career during which he played under Cap Anson for the 1885 Chicago White Stockings, Ted Kennedy became a pioneer in the field of baseball glove design. His untimely death in 1907 left his work largely unpopularized however he had previously sold patents to Spalding and developed an early corrspondence course on pitching. Includes 7"x20" "Learn Professional Curve Pitching" advertising sign (heavily creased, small chip at right edge), large format 8"x14" (5) lesson course printed on paper and bound at upper edge with eyelet, course advertising brochure, 9"x16" (unfolded) brochure picturing several styles of the Kennedy glove, (12) 3.75"x5" heavy paper stock reference cards with Kennedy's portrait on front, (19) checks drawn on the Commonwealth Trust Co. and signed by Kennedy (9 of which are made out to himself and thus triple signed), (5) later generation photo prints on paper of gloved hands and pitching form, and others. Varying degrees of wear throughout. Includes LOA from JSA (checks): Range VG-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $2,310.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 279 Hillerich & Bradsby Co. "Fungo" bat c.1910-20. Full size 35" long bat displaying early H&B stampings with "Fungo" titling at center brand area: VG-EX ($200-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 280 Spalding "Wagon Tongue" model baseball bat c.1890-1910. Full size 34" long bat retains its original black painted ring at the barrel end with stenciled "Spalding" logo at the center brand area. Model "No. 000" is also stamped at center area flanked by "Wagon" and "Tongue" lettering. The bat retains a very fine original patina and ribbed handle grip which terminates in addition thin black ring: EX ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 281 Baseball player carte de visite c.1870-80s. Mounted image of an early uniformed player posed with a painted ring bat. 2 1/2"x4" marked by J.E. Crofoot photographer Kendallville, IN. Some toning and surface undulation from moisture to the upper right area of front: VG ($200-$400) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 282 Lemon peel style baseball c.1840-60s. Four piece baseball with finely executed stitching measures 8" in circumference. Retains its original surface with a 3/4" area of surface loss to one panel and a few other areas of general surface wear: VG ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 283 Crescent padded baseman's mitt c.1910-20. High quality leather baseman's mitt with crescent padded interior and double buckle back configuration. Glove shows moderate to heavy use with some wear to interior padding and surface: VG ($200-$400) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 284 Folk art painted baseball bat c.1880-1900. Hand turned 35" long bat with interesting wavy grain pattern retains a large portion of salmon maroon red paint on handle with a lesser amount on barrel end. Minor scattered surface wear/pitting: EX ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 285 Ring decorated "League" baseball bat c.1890. Full sized 35.5" long bat with "League" manufacturer's marking at center has black painted barrel end with additional ring just above. Scattered surface wear with black paint largely worn off of knob end: EX ($300-$500) $439.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 286 Baseball stitching vise c.1910-20. Original wooden stitching vise stands 30" tall retaining its original "Lannon Co." stenciling on side panel: VG-EX ($300-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 287 Rare Baseball themed Waltham pocket watch c.1887. Highly desirable open face timepiece by the well known Waltham Watch Co. displays a 1.75" diameter white face upon which a baseball player or scene is displayed at each hour position. At center is a specialized company logo comprised of crossed bats and ball with company name "Waltham" in a banner below. "American Waltham Watch Co" is lettered in semi-circle at lower portion. Combination of interior serial number stamp (3607721) and "P.S. Bartlett" marking confirms date of production to have been c.1887. Exhibits general exterior usage and handling wear with scuff to metal at 10 o'clock postion and several other minor scattered nicks. Watch face retains fine white coloration with vibrant graphics. Waltham was the first American company to bring massed produced watches to market and is generally considered our country's most important maker. Their production line spanned many themes from generic to specialized and this extremely scarce baseball example is the first we have brought to auction and one of only a handful known to exist: EX-EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 288 1895 Washington Senators studio photograph. 11.75"x11.5" (Visible area) black and white photograph of select members of the 1895 Washington Senators posed in formal attire incl. Manager Schmelz, Boyd, Abbey, Crooks, Hassamaer, and others. Photo is mounted to heavy cabinet like stock and has been matted and framed to 17"x18" overall. Pair of errant pencil notations on front and other light scattered wear. Given presence of several imperfections within the printed image, it is likely that this is a second period copy made from the original c.1900: EX ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 289 Rare D&M leather padded baseball catcher's chest protector. Adult size chest protector with mohair interior padding has a rare ribbed leather padded surface on the front. Retains its original canvas back strappings with the top strap having a repaired tear. D&M cloth label stamping remains affixed to the leather surface at top right. Leather surface exhibits evident use and has a small area of surface loss at bottom right: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 290 "Game of Base Ball" board game c.1910. Diminutive 7 1/2" square boxed game features a brilliant color baseball graphic on the lid. Interior remains clean with player graphic, original spinner, and (3) wooden pieces: EX ($300-$400) $146.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 291 Exceptional 1875 presentation baseball bat. Beautiful and substantive hand turned baseball bat with small termination style knob measures 37.5" in length and weighs 56 ounces. Ornately detailed silver plated placard affixed at center is inscribed "Presented by G.A.R. at Hamilton Park, Friday Sept. 10 1875 to the Star B.B.C." with relevant game score of "Stars...14" and "Madisons...9" flanking either side at bottom. Deep mahogany finish exhibits surface wear/scuffing throughout although a very minimal amount breaks through to reveal natural wood color. Placard has several minor scattered flaws and remains firmly affixed. Period ribbon tied on at knob end. Overall, the bat remains in a fine state of preservation and offers fine display qualities: EX ($4,000-$5,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 292 Color lithographic baseball themed advertising poster for Walden-Parcels Shoe Co. c.1880-1900. Attractive large format color lithographic advertising poster for "Log Cabin School Shoes" depicting a group of Victorian era children playing a baseball game. Colors remain vibrant with mild scattered wear and expert restoration. Marked "A.Gast Bank Note Co., St. Louis " at lower right. Exceedingly rare early display piece is only the second we have brought to auction. Framed to 26.5"x33" overall: EX/MT appearance with note to restoration ($1,500-$2,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 292a Archive of baseball scoresheets and related documents c.1867-68. Interesting and relatively significant cache of materials with relation to the "Tormentors" baseball club of New Berlin, NY to include four scored sheets for games played between the Tormentors and, respectively: (2) Leonardsville, NY; Mount Upton, NY; Mystic Excelsiors, NY. Each scoresheet is neatly scored in pencil including player names; (25) blank unused scoresheets of same design as aforementioned having pre-printed dating of "186?"s ; fascinating and quite possibly unique handwritten account of a game played between the Tormentors and the Independents of Norwich, NY on June 5, 1868. As noted, the game was forfeited and the "game ball" delivered by the Independents to the Tormentors on June 9, 1868 per the rules of play. Detailed account of game including date, time, players, is found within the writings. Very fine intact collection of Civil War era baseball ephemera having excellent breakdown value: Range VG-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 293 Collection of original folk art baseball illustrations by William Henry Pearce c.1887-89. Charming set of primitive original baseball illustrations as rendered by 14 year old William Henry Pearce each presenting on 10"x14" unlined album pages. Various scenes and players are depicted including several stadium views, player vignettes, and game action scenes. Several of the players and teams are identified by the artist to include: Philadelphia, Louisville, Des Moines, St. Louis, and Boston. The illustrations display a wonderful folk art appeal and are exceptionally well executed for a person of the age of 14. Additional items are included such as military and naval subject drawings on verso of baseball pages. Also included are several 1880s paper items such as Lynn, MA Primary School Certificate and several Socialist-Labor Party ephemera items. Total of (14) different baseball related illustrations: Range VG-EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $1,485.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 294 Scarce "The National Game of Base Ball" c.1880s. Notably scarce boxed card game features a beautiful color lithographic game scene on the lid. Includes (36) game cards each having printed play instructions on the front. Box remains fully intact with some typical light soiling on the lid. First example that we have offered with a scant few others known in private collections: VG-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 295 1887 Indianapolis Base Ball Association stock certificate. Uncommonly early baseball related stock certificate features an attractive lithographic game scene at top left corner. Certificate was issued for one share of $25 stock and has been signed at the bottom by the team secretary and president with raised seal visible. 7 1/2"x11" with three light original vertical fold lines from mailing: EX-MT ($500-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 295a Truxton vs. Cortland baseball game broadside c.1920s. Original paper broadside advertising a game played at Truxton's McGraw field so named after HOF manager John J. McGraw. 9 1/2"x12 1/2" with original fold lines and a small edge chip. The field was named after McGraw who was originally from Truxton. Includes several Xerox copies of background information on Truxton/McGraw along with Xerox of 1929 news account of game between the two teams: EX ($200-$400) $110.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 296 Early "Jersey Topshirts" advertising sign with sporting scenes c.1880s-90s. 10.25"x17" (Visible area) advertising sign for "Fancy Laced Two Threaded Non-Shrinking Jersey Topshirts" with different scene depicted in each quadrant including an early baseball game in progress, lawn tennis match, and a hunter with dog. Age toning throughout with several small chips, edge wear, and slightly more pronounced crease at upper left corner. Professional restoration has been expertly preformed throughout. Framed to 18"x25" overall: VG/EX-EX with EX or better appearance with note to restoration ($400-$600) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 297 Pair of baseball figural statues by P.Testi c.1910. Rare original bronze/copper plated figural statues depicting a 1910 era batsman in a batting stance and pitcher in windup pose. The statues are signed by artist "P.Testi, New York" and were cast at the noted New York metalwork foundry of P.Mori. The figurals retain a fine original patina with excellent detail and features. There is some typical light patination to the copper surfaces. 9 1/2" tall. The offered period statues are one of the more sought after of their type from the early 1900s and are not to be confused with similar modern era bronze reproductions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $6,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 298 Collection of four early baseball related carte de visites c.1870-80s. Includes three picturing early uniformed players one of which is posed with a bat. The fourth image depicts an early baseball related statue titled as such at bottom margin. Fine grouping with strong breakdown value: Range VG/EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 299 "Big Six" Christy Mathewson baseball board game c.1922. Rare oversized endorsed game pictures a large image of Mathewson on the front cover. The central image of Mathewson presents very nicely with some general light soiling having large chips at two corners. Interior playing board exhibits light usage with fresh original color and intact cardboard spinner picturing Mathewson. Missing its original player pieces and side aprons: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 300 1903 "Parlor Base Ball" baseball board game. Lidded board game with colorful exterior lid and interior playing field. Missing playing pieces: EX ($200-$400) $0.00
 
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