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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 401 1946 Philadelphia Phillies team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick ONL baseball has been signed by (31) including Rowe, Newsome, Donnelly, Ennis, Seminick, Perkins, and others. Blue ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball exhibits light even toning and very minor scattered surface wear. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 402 1942 Philadelphia Phillies team signed baseball. Cream colored Spalding F.Frick ONL baseball has been signed by (24) including Klein, Waner, Murtaugh, Lobert, Killefer, and others. Blue fountain pen signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10 with very light feathering/spreading to ink. Ball exhibits an extremely light even tone. Includes original box. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 403 1949 Philadelphia Phillies team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick ONL baseball has been signed by (24) including Ashburn, Jones, Konstanty, Waitkus, Seminick, Sawyer, Hamner, Roberts, and others. Mostly black ink signatures rate a uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball has period coat of shellac applied which has evenly toned. "Phils 49" handwritten notation on sweet spot. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 404 1953 Ken Silvestri Philadelphia Phillies road jersey. Grey flannel shirt retains its original "Phillies" embroidered team name across the front with #25 on the reverse. "Silvestri, K-53" chain stitched on a strip tag within the collar, Wilson manufacturer's label is found on tail front with size 46 flag tag and dry clean tag. Very fine original condition with a few small team repaired tears in the collar area. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,925.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 405 Rare 1930 Philadelphia Phillies team signed panoramic photograph. 8"x29.5" Sepia toned photograph of team members lined up on field in Spring Training. (33) Players and personnel have signed below their respective image incl. G.C. Alexander, Chuck Klein, Lefty O'Doul, Cy Williams, Spud Davis, Fresco Thompson, and Burt Shotton. Signatures rate 7 to 9 out of 10 with most falling in the middle to higher end of stated range. Photo exhibits extremely light hint of silvering with (1) surface crease and a touch of corner and edge wear. "The Phils Winter Haven Florida 1930" printed within photo along with Studio marking. Notably scarce Phillies panoramic photograph with desirability further enhanced by autographs. The only one of its type that we have seen or handled. Includes LOA from JSA: Photo EX/MT, Sigs. range VG/EX-NM (Avg EX-EX/MT) ($3,000-$5,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 406 Lot of (21) 1942 Philadelphia Phillies signed picture pack photos incl. Chuck Klein. Assortment of 6"x8.5" sepia toned team issued images, each signed on the front in period fountain pen. Includes Klein, Waner, Murtaugh, Lobert, Beck, Bragan, and others. Ink signatures rate 7 to 9 out of 10. (8) Have been inscribed to former Phillies pitcher Si Johnson. Minor age toning and edge wear throughout. Fine grouping with note to rarity of signed images of Klein and Murtaugh. Includes LOA from JSA: Photos EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($800-$1,200) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 407 1930 Philadelphia Phillies team signed baseball. Spalding J.Heydler ONL red and black stitched baseball has been signed by (18) including G.C. Alexander, Klein, O'Doul, Thevenow, Davis, Thompson, and others. Black fountain pen signatures rate a uniformly strong 7/8 to 8 out of 10. Ball itself remains extremely well preserved exhibiting a hint of age toning with little wear. Highly desirable playing days team ball with Alexander in the twilight of his career. Includes LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 408 Large "Grand Stand Entrance" sign from Connie Mack Stadium (photo matched) c.1950s-60s. White background sign lettered identically on both sides "Grand Stand Entrance." Very popular version of the team's logo utilized from the Whiz Kids era through the late 1960s also on front and back. As expected with extended outdoor use, the surface has scattered areas of rust and minor paint loss. Measures 24"x46" with mounting holes along upper edge. Includes photograph (modern print) of identical sign hanging outside the beloved Philadelphia baseball venue. One of the finest pieces of its type that we have seen or handled: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 409 Lot of (2) vintage Philadelphia Phillies display photographs c.1950-60s. Pair of large photographic displays believed to have once been displayed at Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium. Includes 24"x36" photo of the 1956 Phillies team posed in semi circle on a field and a 36"x47" image of Jim Bunning in pitching pose having been autographed by Bunning. Both pieces shows some handling and age wear including edge chipping and peripheral mounting holes. Includes LOA from JSA (autograph): VG-EX ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 410 Historic Babe Ruth Autographed 702nd Home Run Baseball. Newspaper headlines on July 23, 1934 in Chicago, and all over the world, grandly noted the shooting and death of infamous outlaw John Dillinger. Dillinger was the most wanted man in America at the time with Federal agents finally tracking him down outside of a Chicago movie theatre on the North Side. Two young couples from Long Prairie, MN had decided to venture to Chicago in order to attend the "Century of Progress" World's Fair. One of the couples, I.F. "Neats" Lano also elected to take in a baseball game at Chicago's Comiskey Park between the White Sox and the visiting New York Yankees. Seated in the Grandstands during the second inning of the game, with two men on base, the young Lanos witnessed Babe Ruth launch a home run into the stands. Although clearly out-dueled within the news headlines that Monday morning, also on Sunday July 22,1934 Babe Ruth had belted his 702nd home run of his career. Wisely, "Neats" Lano procured the baseball from the stadium employee who had the good fortune of receiving the ball for sum (reported in the period) of $1.00. The ball itself displays the appropriate American League stampings (somewhat faded) with blue William Harridge, President markings which began use as manufactured by Reach sporting goods in 1934 specifically. The ball surface exhibits evident game use inclusive of a clearly pronounced dark scuff-mark from impact very likely upon landing from the blast off of Ruth's bat. Ball surface also shows another area of impact, which certainly appears to be the area in which the offered ball made its fatal contact with the Bambino's lumber. Side panel of the ball displays a period inscription, "Home Run #701 By Ruth 7-22-34 Chicago". The inscription has been partially enhanced in period ink due to fading from display over the years but retains fine overall appearance with the initial inscription visible on the surface of the ball. On the opposite side panel resides a beautiful autograph, which Lano obtained from Ruth for his 12 year old son Billy, "To Billy From Babe Ruth" in blue fountain pen. Signature and salutation rate 8 out of 10. Interestingly, the ball is notated as being home run #701 when it was actually #702. This incidence was likely a reflection of the lack of immediate information available in the era as further evidenced by its incorrect reference by the Chicago Daily Times, and other newspapers, in the period. The newspaper referred to Ruth's home run incorrectly in several instances as the 701st of his career including an article written by noted sportswriter Paul Gallico comparing Ruth to Cobb in which he tallies Ruth's home run total at "701". Further corroboration of the events included with the baseball is outstanding with a remarkable degree of specificity to include: • Two original ticket stubs from the July 22, 1934 game • Original admission ticket for the "Century of Progress" on July 26, 1934 • Original Northern Pacific Railway Envelope dated July 5, 1934 addressed to Mr. I.F. Lano with Century of Progress brochure • Postmarked July 22, 1934 "Century of Progress Chicago" postcard as sent by Lano to his son Billy Lano (to whom the ball was signed) with handwritten content referencing the July 21, 1934 game in which he states, correctly, that Ruth did not play but "saw Gehrig hit a home run" (Gehrig's 325th of his career). Lano further writes about Ruth, "...think he will play Sunday..." • Handwritten letter from Billy Lano dated 8/14/2006 in which he recalls the history of the ball including circumstances obtained by his father from the Comiskey Park guard • Xerox copies of the Long Prairie, MN newspaper dated August 2, 1934 in which Lano is referenced as having obtained the offered baseball while on his trip to Chicago for the "Century of Progress" exhibition. This very same article also confirms that Lano was successful in having Babe Ruth sign the ball to his 12 year old son Billy. • Several actual period copies of Chicago newspapers including The Chicago Daily News dated July 23, 1934 which reference the game and the home run. • Xerox copy of a 1978 news article with photo picturing Lano holding the offered baseball. • Typewritten letter from the Chicago Tribune dated April 2007 in which it is confirmed that the home run total printed in the newspaper was in fact incorrect further corroborating the wrong total written on the baseball in the period. Truly significant Ruth home run baseball which, to date, is the second highest career number exemplar to be offered at auction with note to the fact that presumably only a scant few documented Ruth 700+ home run baseballs survive in any form today. Includes LOA from JSA (autograph) and letter of provenance from the family in addition to the aforementioned extensive documentation: Ball: EX, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($50,000-$100,000) $230,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 411 Babe Ruth autographed cut signature. Strong black fountain pen signature rates 9/10 out of 10 on a piece of light green album page (Roughly 1"x3 1/2" long). Additional ink signature beneath Ruth autograph does not affect the Ruth signature and could be easily matted for display. Fresh to the market example recently discovered in an New England estate collection. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($2,000-$2,500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 412 Rare 1915 Philadelphia Phillies leather tobacco premium. Large 26"x36" white leather premium featuring photos of the 1915 NL Champion Phillies. Includes team image in center and five player portraits surrounding. Has a few areas of dryness and some age spotting but remains in nice overall condition for the issue: VG-EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 413 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig et. al. autographed baseball. Moderately toned D&M "Official League" ball signed by (12) players including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Walter Johnson, and Joe Cronin. Signatures range from 3-8 out of 10 with Ruth presenting beautifully across the sweet spot. Ball itself has a few small pieces of period paper label affixed to its surface which may be removable if so desired. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range GD-NM ($3,000-$5,000) $4,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 414 Professional model baseball bat with Bob Meusel side writing c. 1920s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34 3/4" long and weighs 39.2oz. Bat displays evident use including ball marks, stitching impressions, and grain swelling. Hillerich & Bradsby factory side writing is visible on barrel side, "Meusel, Bob" along with faded dating. Tough and desirable game bat from one of the 1920s Yankees "Murderers Row" members. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 415 1936 New York Yankees World Champions commemorative bat. Louisville Slugger commemorative brown bat with gilt impressed names of the World Champion Yankees including Gehrig, DiMaggio, Lazzeri, McCarthy, Dickey, and Gomez. Bat retains strong signature stampings with some light surface abrasions/wear: EX ($600-$800) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 416 Unique Babe Ruth et. al. autographed baseball. Moderately toned Harridge AL ball (c.1931-34 stampings) having been signed by approximately (25) players having a heavy concentration of Philadelphia Athletics players. Signatures include Babe Ruth, Lefty Grove, Connie Mack, Al Simmons, Jimmie Foxx, Walter Johnson, Mickey Cochrane, and Bing Miller. Additionally, over time the consignor's family obtained the signatures of several other notable players to include Pete Rose, Stan Musial, Bob Feller (light), Steve Carlton, and Robin Roberts. Signatures range from 2-8 with the majority rating 6 or better. Includes an interesting letter dated 1968 from Robin Roberts (signed) referencing the offered ball. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range GD-NM ($2,500-$3,500) $2,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 417 Rare "Jackson" professional model baseball bat with attribution to Travis Jackson c.1926-34. Spalding Model 200 bat measures 35" long and weighs 37oz. Hand turned bat shows evident use including ball marks, cleat marks, stitching impressions, and a handle crack with period tape repair. "JACKSON" stamped on barrel end with Spalding logo impressed on knob end. During the labeling period of the offered bat Travis Jackson was the only Major League player with the last name "Jackson". The bat specifics also are consistent with documented Travis Jackson game bats. Notably rare HOF member game bat. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG-EX ($1,500-$2,500) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 418 Mark Koenig single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed on the sweet spot, "Mark Koenig." The black ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Scattered toning to ball. Popular Yankee was a member of the widely collected 1927 World Championship team. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($600-$800) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 419 Scarce John J. McGraw single signed baseball c.1920-24. Light to moderately toned NL baseball signed on a side panel in black fountain pen rating 5/6 out of 10. The signature actually remains very well preserved with a few areas of abrasion to the ink coupled with the original fine detail of McGraw's signature accounting for the condition grade. The ball itself exhibits some light to moderate surface wear remaining in original condition. Distinctly rare single signed baseball is the first example that we have handled. Includes LOA (full letter) from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signature: VG-EX ($5,000-$7,500) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 420 1936 New York Yankees American League Champions souvenir pennant. Rare dated pennant as issued for the 1936 AL Champion Yankees displays a batting scene at left side. With "Yankee Stadium" titling. The pennant front exhibits some age fading with small tear at the point. Only the second such example we have encountered: EX ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 421 John McGraw autographed cut signature. Lightly toned 1.75"x4" paper slip has been signed on the front, "John McGraw." Black ink signature rates 8 to 9 out of 10. Mounted to heavy stock backing. Includes LOA from JSA: VG/EX-EX ($500-$750) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 422 1930 New York Giants team signed baseball with McGraw. Spalding J.Heydler ONL red and black stitched baseball has been signed by approximately (26) including McGraw, Ott, Terry, Doyle, Hubbell, Fitzsimmons, and others. Vintage fountain pen signatures rate 2 to 6 out of 10 (avg 4 to 5) with McGraw among the strongest. Ball exhibits even toning and surface soiling with period notation across League stampings. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX-EX, Sigs. VG-VG/EX ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 423 New York Yankees autographed album page c.1934. Signed on the front by (9) including Lazzeri and Sewell. Pencil signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Very minor age toning. Includes full LOA from JSA: Sheet EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 424 New York Giants partial team signed baseball with Jennings c.1924-25. Spalding J.Heydler ONL red and black stitch baseball has been signed by approximately (15) including Jennings, Lindstrom, Groh, Meusel, Bentley, and others. Ink signatures rate (1) to 6/7 out of 10 with Jennings the strongest offering ideal positioning and display value. Many of the other signatures have been subtly enhanced and/or have largely faded from view. There is an errant pen mark over Frisch's last name. Ball exhibits even toning and scattered light surface wear. Eminently displayed Jennings signature dating to the Giants Championship era. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. GD-EX ($1,000-$2,000) $782.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 425 1927 Lefty O'Doul single signed baseball. Wilson Pacific Coast League red and black stitched baseball (unknown commissioner on side panel) has been signed, "To Sherbett, From Frank Lefty O'Doul, Seals 1927." Blue ink signature and inscription rate 7/8 out of 10. Ball exhibits even toning/soiling with several scattered blemishes. In addition to being the first O'Doul single that we have brought to auction, the offered is likely the earliest dated example in the hobby. O'Doul remains an important figure in the history of both the Major and Pacific Coast Leagues and is credited with introducing baseball to Japan on a large scale. It would not be surprising to see him inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee at some point in the future. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX-EX, Sig. EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 426 New York Giants autographed album page c.1935. Signed on the front by (6) including Ott and Hubbell. Pencil signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 427 1938 Ty Cobb handwritten letter. Early handwritten and signed letter on personal stationary dated Feb. 13, 1938 reading in part "...I have no group pictures of team you mention...I would suggest the Sporting News+Hope you are successful in filling out your collection. I am, Sincerely, Ty Cobb." Ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Age toning throughout with scattered soiling which is accentuated on left edge. Series of small circular mounting points on back are visible through front. Typical mailing folds. Earlier than the majority of Cobb letters in the market and would display far nicer than condition flaws may indicate if framed. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX ($1,250-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 428 High grade 1957 Ty Cobb autographed Government postcard. Extremely strong condition example has been signed on the front, "Ty Cobb." In addition, Cobb has penned "I sent you one before" (in pencil) along the lower edge and addressed the card. Postally cancelled June 29, 1957. Very minor scattered wear. Includes LOA from JSA: Card EX/MT, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 429 Ty Cobb autographed personal check display piece. Matted and framed display includes a Ty Cobb autographed personal check dated July 29, 1946. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Display also includes two bat slivers attributed to have been taken from Ty Cobb and Joe Jackson game used bats as certified by "HM" Game Used Collectibles. Please note that we cannot certify the game used bat slivers other then the aforementioned attribution. Includes LOA from JSA (signature): EX-MT ($750-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 430 Bobby Wallace autographed Drivers License (copy) with related material. Early photostatic copy of Wallace's California license has been signed on the back "Roderick J. Wallace" with his address handwritten below. Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Also includes (2) of his personal Cincinnati Reds business cards (1 heavily toned with ink notations), 1909-11 T206 card (EX), and 1910 Sweet Caporal pin (light discoloration/rust to back). Includes LOA from JSA: Range VG/EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 431 Bobby Wallace autographed Social Security card. Well preserved Social Security card issued 2-19-37 has been signed on the front, "R.J.Wallace." The black ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Exhibits minor age toning and light scattered soiling consistent with having been carried in a wallet or otherwise stored. Includes detatched lower portion bearing typed information and his handwritten address. Includes LOA from JSA: Card EX, Sig. EX/MT ($400-$600) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 432 Jimmie Foxx original watercolor painting c.1930. Nicely executed personal painting of Foxx in his A's uniform measures 9"x14" in its original floral decorated gilt frame having domed glass front. The painting belonged to Jimmie Foxx and hung in the Foxx family home in Sudlersville, MD for many years eventually descending to Foxx's daughter Nanci Foxx Canaday. Desirable period painting of a legendary HOF'er with direct provenance. Includes letter of provenance from Nanci Foxx Canaday: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 433 Scarce A.J. Reach mailing envelope depicting the 1914 World Champion Philadelphia Athletics. Standard sized mailing envelope with front reading "Play Ball with Reach Base Ball Goods" with printed portrait photographs of team members incl. Mack, Bender, Collins, Plank, and Baker and offering their endorsement. Back has company name and address and has been postally cancelled with stamp affixed. Age toning and expected handling wear with carefully torn open upper edge. Housed within 6.75"x8.75" double glazed frame: EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 434 1910 and 1929 World Champion Philadelphia Athletics autographed reunion game scorecard. Scorecard issued for 1939 game played at Shibe Park between the then living members of the earlier Championship teams. Pictorial cover exhibits minor age toning and light scattered wear with small ink notations on front and back. Interior scorecard has been signed by (37) including Baker, Collins, Bender, McInnis, Pennock, Cochrane, Grove, Landis, and Harridge. Mostly pencil signatures rate 8 to 9/10 out of 10. Player selection and signature placement offer ideal display qualities. Includes LOA from JSA: Scorecard EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 435 1910 Philadelphia Athletics photographic display piece. Rare composite display piece is composed of vignette portrait images of the World Champion Athletics surrounding a central image of President Taft viewing the game in which Eddie Collins knocked in the winning run. Players include Collins, Baker, Plank, Bender, Coombs, and manager Connie Mack. Titled at the top in black Old English style script. Image quality remains very fine with a horizontal tear/crease on the right border, small 1" surface puncture at left side, and a small edge tear at the top border. Matted and framed. Includes letter of provenance from the Vernon family: VG ($750-$1,250) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 436 William "Dummy" Hoy signed index card. Standard sized 3"x5" index card has been signed on the front, "Wm. E Dummy Hoy." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Minor even age toning. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($300-$500) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 437 Historically significant Cy Young autographed professional model baseball bat attributed to the 1903 World Champion Boston Americans pitching staff. The 1903 season is one of great importance to the modern history of America's National Pastime. The Boston Americans swept through the upstart American League finishing fourteen and half games ahead of their closest rival while the long established National League was dominated by the Pittsburgh Pirates. For the first time since the turn of the 20th Century ownership of both teams agreed to meet in a post-season series to determine which could claim the title of World's Champion. Born of this agreement was an eight game championship series that constituted the inauguration of the World Series as we know it today. Managed by Hall of Famer Jimmy Collins (who also served as team third baseman), the Americans were lead by pitching stalwart Cy Young, who at 36 years old, was advanced in age by baseball standards. When asked just prior to the 1903 season about Young's matured age Collins replied, "The old fellow is ok, like whiskey he improves with age-give me Cy Young for any five pitchers now in the game." Young did not disappoint, and earned a League leading (28) of his record 511 wins that year with seven coming by way of complete game shutout. Then a (14) year veteran, Young had just come off a pair of (30) win seasons and his 1903 performance capped the brilliant run. To round out the staff, Boston employed use of pitchers Bill Dinneen, Tom Hughes, Norwood Gibson, George Winter, and Nick Altrock. All in, the staff was the best in the American League with three twenty game winners. Interest in the impending series was staggering with newspapers in both cities expanding page counts and print runs to accommodate the sports sections which grew out of exploding readership. The Pirates, lead by Honus Wagner, were heavily favored. The first game was played at the Huntington Avenue Ball Grounds with Cy Young getting the nod as starting pitcher. Thus, in addition to leading his team to the post-season, Young further holds the distinction of throwing the first pitch in modern World Series history. The Pirates mounted a considerable challenge to the Boston club running the Series to eight games before succumbing. Ironically, Honus Wagner struck out to end the first World Series in Major League history. Hand turned Louisville Slugger baseball bat measuring 35" long with a total weight (placard included) of 39.8oz. The bat retains a fine even patina with moderate evident usage wear including appropriate grain swelling. The barrel has been signed in period black fountain pen, "Oct. 8th - 1948, Sincerely Yours, Cy Young." Affixed directly to the right is a period silver plated placard reading in full, "Presented to Baseball Magazine by Cy Young, Oct. 8th 1948, Pitchers bat used by the 1903 World Champion Boston Americans." The dash-dot-dash center brand designates the bat as one of the earliest professional models produced by Hillerich & Bradsby and is roughly the third variation employed by the company. Worthy of note are both the dash-dot-dash marking itself which they began using c.1900 and the "&" symbol with open upper portion which is believed to have been utilized until c.1905 when it was replaced with a closed version. The letters "WSC" have been hand carved into the knob of the bat and are presumed to denote World Series Champions. Given the consistent aging of the bat inclusive of knob surface, we believe this to have been done in roughly the same time period as the bat was used. Early 20th century player used bats are virtually impossible to definitively place in the hands of the user. Some time around 1905 H&B began the practice of denoting bats made for particular players with burned in block lettering. Around the same time they signed their first endorsement contracts granting rights to brand facsimile signatures into bat barrels. Prior, there is literally no manufacturer's marking on a bat which specifically ties it to a particular player. Based on the aforementioned documentation we can conclude with near certainty that the offered bat is without equal with regard to significance for the medium. The very existence of a Cy Young autographed professional model bat may, by itself, be unique with note to the remarkably succinct attribution to the 1903 Boston Americans World Championship season. That it was preserved by Young and saved for so many years after its use speaks to the high regard in which he held the bat. Furthermore, it is widely believed and understood that pitchers of this era surely shared bats amongst each other for game use. As such, with the presence of Young's autograph, and more importantly the direct provenance from Young as noted on the period placard, we can definitively place the offered bat in his hands. To be clear, the use of this very bat in the 1903 World Series cannot be guaranteed. However, given that the bat was retained and clearly cherished by Young AFTER the 1903 season provides a likely indicator that it was in fact used at some point in the first World Series. There are few names which transcend the genre of popular culture which they have come to define in quite the way Young's has within the game of baseball. Atop the very short list of sports records which will never be broken, his 511 wins seems altogether the most improbable, by far. Major League Baseball has in his honor named the highest award bestowed each season in the pitching category the Cy Young Award. It is with that spirit that we present this baseball artifact of the highest significance. Includes LOAs from JSA (autograph) and Hunt Auctions (bat): Bat EX, Signature EX/MT (Estimate Upon Request) $120,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 438 Unusually large 1914 World Series spectators panoramic photograph. Sepia toned photograph captioned "Watching The Tribune Baseball Board at Tribune Square During The Game Between The Athletics and Braves at Boston, Oct. 13, 1914." The massive crowd gathered was witnessing score updates first hand as the "Miracle Braves" finished their (4) game sweep of the Philadelphia Athletics after coming back from their mid-season last place standing. Light age toning throughout with minor wear largely confined to edges. Small chip visible at lower left corner. Housed with a vintage frame measuring 16.5"x52.5" overall. "F.H.Farley" Studio marking in lower right corner: EX ($500-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 439 1911 Philadelphia Athletics team photograph. Rare period panoramic photograph depicts the World Series Champions in uniform with Shibe Park as the backdrop. Visible area measures approximately 8"x22" with small handwritten fountain pen identifiers near each player. General, very light wear throughout with only notable flaws being a small chip missing from lower left corner (similar appearing section of photo placed within frame), 1" surface crease near center, and 1" tear and minor water stain at right edge. Framed to 15.5"x29.5" overall. The A's were in the midst of a mini dynasty having won the 1910 World Series the year before. They would go on to win it in 1913 as well and capture the National League title again in 1914. Lead by Connie Mack they counted among their ranks future Hall of Famers Eddie Collins, Frank Baker, Chief Bender, and Eddie Collins who anchored Mack's famous $100,000 infield: EX-EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 440 1910 Philadelphia Athletics lithographic display. Large 16"x19" composite display piece featuring head shots of the Champion A's including Baker, Mack, Collins, and Bender all riding an elephant. Players identified under image, copyrighted P.A.P. Co. at bottom left. Has a small corner chip at top right otherwise remains very clean and retains original ornate gilt frame that has been seen on other surviving examples: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 441 Jimmie Foxx autographed index card. Standard sized 3"x5" index card has been signed on the front, "Jimmie Foxx." Blue ink signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Card exhibits minor scattered age toning. Includes LOA from JSA: Card EX/MT, Sig. NM ($800-$1,200) $625.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 442 "Over the Fence" baseball themed lithographic poster c.1918. Large 22"x30" color lithographic engraving displaying an Uncle Sam caricature hitting a home run 'Liberty Loan' over the fence. Marked at the bottom by New Process Electro Co. New York, NY copyright 1918. Has some very minor edge wear otherwise notably clean: EX $500-$1,000) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 443 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 8 out of 10. Uncommon signed souvenir. Includes LOA from JSA: Bat EX/MT-NM, Signature: EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 444 Pair of Boston Red Sox souvenir pennants c.1920-30s. Rare and desirable pair of early Red Sox pennants measuring 26" in length having "Red Sox" white lettering across the front. Both pennants retains their original tassels with some light to moderate age wear and a few small pinholes at corners from mounting: EX ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 445 Pittsburgh Pirates team photograph c.1909. Mounted cabinet image picturing the championship Pirates team posed in a studio setting with players including Honus Wagner and Fred Clarke. Image quality remains very fine with some professional restoration having attended to two vertical crease/tear areas. Marked "Eckler photography, Hot Springs, ARK" at bottom right. Matted and framed: VG-EX (with note to restoration) ($750-$1,250) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 446 1917 World Champion Chicago White Sox panoramic photographic print. Classic image of the White Sox superimposed over an image of Comiskey Park with vignettes of team officials at top. Players, several of whom form the core of the ill fated 1919 team, are identified in bottom margin and include Jackson, Collins, Gandil, Faber, Weaver, and Cicotte. Marked Burke & Atwell, Chicago within the bottom margin. Measures 21" x 40.25" overall, conservation mounted in vintage wooden frame. Moderate staining with a few areas of surface loss. Central image remains relatively free of wear with exception of creasing. Light professional cleaning: EX ($2,000-$2,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 447 Oct. 2, 1939 Joe Jackson photograph. Black and white news service photograph taken at Jackson's liquor store in Greenville, SC. Image surface has some light surface crazing while retaining strong clarity and contrast. The date was (20) years after Jackson and (7) of his teammates were banned from baseball for allegedly plotting to throw the 1919 World Series. When Ty Cobb visited Jackson's liquor store he was not greeted by Jackson and remarked, "Joe, Don't you know who I am?" Jackson replied, "Of course I do Ty, but I didn't think anyone wanted to know me." Poignant image of a defeated man whether intentional or not: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 448 Rogers Hornsby autographed baseball c.1952. Cream colored W.Harridge Reach OAL baseball has been signed by (6), all of whom were associated with the St. Louis Browns 1952 team. Hornsby has signed just off the left of the sweet spot (blue ink rating 7/8 out of 10) with Veeck clubhouse signature) (8/9 out of 10) situated just to the right. In addition, (4) roster players have signed in period ink rating 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball exhibits a very minor pleasing tone with several extremely minute scattered imperfections, mentioned for accuracy. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($800-$1,200) $965.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 450 1934 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals team signed baseball. Reach J.Heydler ONL baseball has been signed by (17) including Vance, Haines, both Dean brothers, Martin, Medwick, Collins, Fullis, DiLancey, and others. Blue/black ink signatures rate 5 to 8 out of 10 with Vance among the strongest. Ball exhibits toning and light wear with period coat of shellac. Several very small surface scuffs. Suitable example of the wildly popular "Gas House Gang." Includes LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. VG/EX-EX/MT ($600-$800) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 451 Hall of Fame autographed baseball c. late 1960s. Souvenir "Home of Baseball, Cooperstown, N.Y." baseball has been signed by a total of (22) with (18) Hall of Famers including Dean, Grove, Manush, Weiss, Wheat, Frisch, Hoyt, Medwick, Stengel, and others. Balance are of unknown relation to baseball and were likely attendees. Ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10 (1 lesser). Includes LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($600-$800) $462.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 452 Tris Speaker autographed index card. Standard sized 3"x5" index card has been signed on the front, "Tris Speaker." The blue ink signature rates 8 to 9 out of 10 with only flaw being light adherence of ink in "T." Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($500-$750) $413.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 453 UPDATED DESCRIPTION: 1953 Rogers Hornsby Cincinnati Reds professional model home Manager's jersey. Cream colored flannel retains original Cincinnati Reds logo patch on front and Hornsby's number "50" on back. In the collar is "MacGregor" manufacturer's tag with size "46." Flag tag on inside front tail reads "Set 1 1953." Expected usage wear throughout with light surface pilling and incidental scattered staining. Slight fading to portions of logo and numbers as a result of period laundering. A team repair is found in the neck. (NOTE: Found just below the team repair in the collar are the outlines of the original stitching pattern for the rectangular strip tag which likely had 'Hornsby' name chain stitched onto the missing tag.) Regarded by many as the greatest right-handed hitter of all time, Hornsby is known to have abstained from reading or watching movies for fear of ruining his batting eye. "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball" he once said, "I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." He hit over .400 three times, won seven batting titles, and retired in 1937 with the second highest batting average in baseball history (.358). Fine late career representation of Hornsby is of notable rarity with this being one of a scant few jerseys to have surfaced. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($7,500-$10,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 454 1916 Boston Red Sox team photograph with Babe Ruth. Very fine original black and white image of the Red Sox team posed in full uniform at Fenway Park. Players include Babe Ruth, Duffy Lewis, Bill Carrigan, Herb Pennock, Carl Mays, and Harry Hooper. Image quality remains very strong with fine contrast. Front has some very minor inpainting to a creasing area which does intersect with Ruth's hat/forehead. Small, neatly printed numerals in period ink are found on each player which likely corresponded to printed identification key as published. Marked in period pencil on verso, " NY Herald service, Oct. 5, 1916". 7"x10 3/8": EX ($2,000-$3,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 455 Fred Clarke portrait photograph c.1910s. 4.25"x4.75" Sepia toned photograph pictures Clarke in a rare uniform style employed only during the 1913 and 1914 seasons. Light toning and edge/corner wear with small ink notation on lower front. Handwritten identifier on back along with small spot of mounting residue: EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 456 1913 World Tour team photograph c.1920-30s. Sepia tone 7"x9" image picturing the World Tourists posed in full uniform in outdoor stadium setting. Players include Jim Thorpe, Frank Chance, Tris Speaker, and Buck Weaver. Stamped by Underwood & Underwood on the reverse dating the print period to the 1920-30s era: EX-MT ($200-$400) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 457 **UPDATED** Cy Young photograph c.1910. Matted and framed 4"x6" image picturing Young in throwing pose wearing Cleveland uniform. Exceptional quality image shows fine detail with crisp registration. The offered photo captures the great Cy Young with the Cleveland Indians in 1910. He is caught in a mid-stride throwing pose, with a determined look on his face. Action photos of Young during his playing days are virtually non-existent, with this certainly one of the finest known to exist. The contrast of the photo is near perfect and its clarity is exceptional. The reverse contains the stamp of famed photographer Paul Thompson along with the hand written notation "Old Cy - Young Cleveland AM (1909-11)" This photo originates from Christie's famed Baseball Magazine photo sale of 1996 and carries the appropriate hologram from that event: NM ($400-$600) $589.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 458 July 24, 1911 Addie Joss Day All-Star team photograph from Walter Johnson's personal collection c.1920-30's. Second period image of Walter Johnson's personal copy of the famed image taken during the benefit game played in Cleveland. Photo measures 8"x10" and is stamped Leet Brothers, Washington on reverse. To date only (2) original 1911 copies of this image have been discovered and the location of Johnson's 1911 copy are unknown. This image represents an attractive vintage alternative to the impossibly rare originals that sell for over $30,000. Includes letter of provenance from Johnson's grandson Hank Thomas. Framed to 14.25"x17.5" overall: EX-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 459 Ty Cobb photograph by Tracy Mathewson c.1925. Sepia tone 8"x10" image of Cobb batting during Spring Training in Augusta, GA. Uncommon photo pictures Cobb wearing shaded glasses while recovering from eye surgery. Includes original paper identification label on the verso. Front of the photo has two minor surface wrinkles: EX-EX/MT ($300-$400) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 460 Babe Ruth photograph c.1920's. Interesting 8"x10" photo pictures Ruth signing for a bat that was shipped through the mail. Appears to have been a press photo of some sort possibly a still image from "Babe Comes Home" movie. Marked Stagg photographer, Los Angeles on back. Retains excellent original contrast and clarity, has a few surface wrinkles including one heavy crease that runs horizontally across the image: EX ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 461 Ty Cobb photograph attributed to Cobb's personal collection c.1915-20. Very fine sepia tone image picturing Cobb at bat in Tigers uniform. Grandstand with players visible in the background provide an appropriate backdrop. 3 1/2" x 4". Includes letter of provenance from Cobb's caretakers certifying that it did in fact come from Cobb's personal scrapbook: EX-MT ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 462 Hal Chase photograph c.1910s. 7"x10" Black and white photograph of Chase with Cincinnati Reds. Light age toning and edge/corner wear. Series of pencil notations on reverse with "N.E.A." stamp on back dated May 24, 1918: EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 463 Scarce 1920 Commerce High School baseball team photograph with Lou Gehrig. Black and white 8"x10" photo that upon initial inspection appears to be a typical 1920-30's era local team photo until one realizes that Lou Gehrig is seated in the second row, third from the right. Gehrig graduated from Commerce High School in 1920 after starring in several sports. In the 1920 inter-city championship game, played against Lane Tech at Chicago's Wrigley Field, Gehrig hit a home run over the right field fence. Image has some surface wrinkling and a border tear at right edge. Nine of the players are identified on reverse in period pencil, according to family history the photo originated from a classmate of Gehrig. Very rare and significant photograph: VG-EX ($1,500-$2,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 464 Joe DiMaggio's personal photograph with Lou Gehrig dated Sep. 29, 1936. Exceptional sepia tone 8"x10" image picturing Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio during Joe's inaugural 1936 season. The photo retains excellent clarity and contrast with some typical light surface wear. The bottom left corner has a chip and a horizontal crease runs across the photo at the bottom edge. Matted and framed to a size of 6 1/2"x10" with the crease and corner chip not visible under the matting. DiMaggio had modeled his game and demeanor after Lou Gehrig for whom he had a great deal of respect and admiration. Includes letter of provenance from DiMaggio's granddaughters: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 465 Babe Ruth photographic montage c.1940s. Panoramic display comprised of (6) time lapsed photos of Ruth batting in Yankees uniform. Each photo measures 4"x6" framed in a panoramic wooden sectional display. Images have some creasing (some heavy) retaining good visual appeal: Range GD-VG/EX ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 466 Carl Hubbell photograph c.1933. Stunning visual image was taken of Hubbell from ground level with the top of the stadium grandstand serving as a backdrop. Image quality is very fine with some typical light wrinkling. Stamped on the reverse by Acme Newspaper Co. retaining its original paper i.d. labeling: EX ($200-$400) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 467 1929 Philadelphia Athletics photographic display piece. Framed 18"x24" display features an oval shaped collage arrangement of the World Champion Athletics, players include Foxx, Grove, Cochrane, and Simmons. Four game scans are pictured at the corners with a titled sheet positioned at center on the mount (not original to display). Likely a period collage arrangement as created to be represented in publication format: VG-EX ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 468 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig photograph c.1927. Beautiful 8"x10" sepia tone image pictures Ruth and Gehrig in Yankees home pinstriped uniforms holding a baby. Retains its original paper identification label on the reverse noting that Gehrig had taken the lead in the home run race over Babe Ruth with 26 round trips. Image quality and contrast is outstanding with a tiny edge chip at the top left corner and a small vintage red line at the left background area. Iconic Ruth and Gehrig photograph with relation to their storied 1927 season: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 469 July 4, 1939 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig photograph taken at Lou Gehrig's Farewell Day. Poignant and iconic image picturing the two great sluggers embracing during the ceremonies held at Yankee Stadium to honor Lou Gehrig upon announcing his retirement from the game of baseball. Sepia tone 7"x9" image retains excellent contrast and clarity with some minor surface wrinkling. Reverse is stamped by Acme News service and retains a partial paper label: EX ($750-$1,250) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 470 Joe DiMaggio's personal April 4, 1951 Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle photograph. Historic image pictures the veteran Yankee slugger standing next to rookie Mickey Mantle at Ebbets Field before an exhibition game. It was Mantle's first New York Major League appearance. The image itself retains strong contrast with some typical light surface wear including a few toning spots. Period dating and paper identification remains affixed to the reverse. Interestingly, the offered image is the only example found within the DiMaggio collection of Mantle and DiMaggio pictured together during their playing careers. Includes letter of provenance from DiMaggio's granddaughters: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 471 Eddie Collins photograph c.1927-28. Black and white 5"x7" image pictures Collins posed in Phila. A's home uniform. Stamped by Amer. Service Bureau on the verso: EX ($200-$300) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 472 Ty Cobb photograph by Tracy Mathewson c.1925. Sepia tone 8"x10" portrait image of Cobb during Spring Training in Augusta, GA. Uncommon photo pictures Cobb wearing shaded glasses while recovering from eye surgery. Includes original paper identification label on the verso and is stamped on the back by the photographer. Front of the photo has two minor surface wrinkles: EX-EX/MT ($300-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 473 Lot of (7) vintage women's baseball photographs c.1940s. Group of period black and white 8"x10" images picturing various action shots of the AAGBBL all having Cuban photography stampings on the verso. One photo has a corner chip otherwise the group is clean: EX-MT ($300-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 474 Jim Thorpe photograph c.1913. Rare original 3 1/4"x4 1/2" black and white image picturing Thorpe batting in a New York Giants uniform. Period pencil identification of "Thorpe" written on the reverse along with some period scrapbook corner residue on the back: EX-MT ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 475 Baseball photographic display collage c.1930s. Large 22"x28" framed collage display consisting of (16) original baseball images ranging in size from 3"x5" to 7"x9". Subjects include 1931 World Series, Babe Ruth, and Al Simmons, Connie Mack, Hack Wilson, and President Hoover at World Series: Range VG-EX/MT ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 476 Roy Campanella and Duke Snider photograph c.1953. Black and white 7"x9" photo picturing the two Dodgers HOF'ers each holding a group of game used bats in their arms with stadium banner in the background. Very fine composition and imagery with some typical surface wrinkling to the front. Back is dated and retains its original paper i.d. labeling: EX ($300-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 477 1945 Baltimore Elite Giants and Philadelphia Stars program with related ticket stub. Vintage program was issued for a game played between the Elite Giants and Stars of the Negro National League. Interior is scored in pencil and includes printed lineups with player names including Kimbro, Cash, Woods, Benson, and Roy Campanella. Front and back covers remain clean with a typical vertical fold line. The program includes a very rare original Baltimore Elite Giants ticket stub. Because the ticket stub is undated, we cannot be sure it was issued for the same game as the program, but it is the first example we have handled nonetheless. Ticket exhibits some minor areas of surface wear: Program: EX, Ticket: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 478 1941 Negro National League Opening Day souvenir pin. Large 2" diameter pin as issued for a double header played between the Philadelphia Stars and New York Black Yankees. The game was played at Yankee Stadium and was notable in that both teams paid star pitcher Satchel Paige $100 each to come and pitch in the opening game. The draw of Paige pitching drew nearly 20,000 fans with Paige winning the first game. Marked Philadelphia Badge Co. on edge panel: EX-MT ($300-$400) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 479 "Philadelphia Clowns" baseball jersey c.1940-50s. Vintage navy blue baseball jersey having embroidered "Phila Clowns" across the front in gold with #66 on the reverse (some losses). White caricature patch of a clown on the left sleeve remains intact. "M&H Sport Stores, Phila" tagging is found inside the collar area. Along with numerous incarnations of the famed Indianapolis Clowns franchise over the years, the Philadelphia Clowns played in numerous exhibitions against town and local beer league teams during the period. While we cannot ascertain with absolute surety that the offered jersey was worn by the Negro League Clowns team, in either case it presents as a beautiful period baseball display piece with display attributions to the aforementioned: EX ($750-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 480 Vintage African American baseball related scrapbook c.1932. Period bound scrapbook includes numerous period newspaper articles and photos chronicling several African American baseball teams. The front of the book also features signatures of three players: William Dabney, David Dunlap, and Daniel McGowen. General condition is fair with evident handling wear inclusive of numerous loose pages: Range GD-EX ($300-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 481 Satchel Paige souvenir stadium pin c.1950s. 1.75" Pin retaining original ribbon and charm. Minor front surface discoloration and rust on back: EX/MT ($150-$300) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 482 Satchel Paige autographed photograph. 8"x10" Black and white photograph has been signed on the front, "Satchel Paige." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10 and is well placed for optimal contrast. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 483 Rare Willard Brown single signed baseball. B.Brown AL ball remains very clean with some minor age toning having been signed across a side panel by 2006 Hall of Fame inductee Willard Brown. Signature displays nicely rating 9 out of 10. Brown enjoyed a fine career in the Negro Leagues with the Kansas City Monarchs before briefly appearing in the Major Leagues after World War II. Brown was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006 by the Veteran's committee with the offered single signed baseball being only the second that we have encountered. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($2,000-$3,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 484 Vintage Satchel Paige single signed baseball c.1950. Clean near white Spalding "Piedmont League" signed on a side panel, "Best Wishes From Satchel Paige 1950". Blue ink signature and salutation present, beautifully rating 8/9 out of 10. While Paige single signed baseballs dating to the 1970s are relatively uncommon and highly desirable, playing career era singles are notably scarce and infrequently offered within the hobby. Includes LOA from JSA and PSA/DNA ball cube (graded NM/MT 8, seal broken): NM ($2,500-$3,500) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 485 Kansas City Monarchs autographed panoramic photograph. Printed photographic image of the 1941 Monarchs team having been signed at the bottom by L.Bryant, J.Williams, B.O+Niel, C.Johnson, and Hilton Smith. Photo itself has some creasing, edge soiling, few small areas of surface abrasion (mostly in margins), and two small holes at far right margin. Includes LOA from JSA: Photo: VG, Signatures: EX ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 486 1953 Texas League All-Star Game signed baseball with Willard Brown. Spalding J.Garder Official Texas League baseball has been signed by (19) participants, several of whom ultimately played in the Major Leagues. Most notable is Hall of Famer Willard Brown. Following his recent Hall of Fame Induction, a fair number of Brown autographs have surfaced however those dating to his playing days are particularly scarce. Blue ink signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10. Ball is lightly toned with several scattered blemishes and a period coat of shellac. Bears several handwritten notations pertinent to the game. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT ($800-$1,200) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 487 Hilton Smith autographed index card. Standard size 3"x5" index card has been signed on the front, "Hilton Smith, Kansas City Monarch, 1936 to 1950." Blue ink signature rates 8 to 9 out of 10. Small image affixed. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 488 Lot of (2) Homestead Grays autographed real photographic postcards c.1930s. First pictures Ambrose Reid in full Homestead Grays uniform signed on the front in period fountain pen "A.Reid". The reverse has, "To My Pal Lewis from Reid" written in similar hand: EX. Second pictures Fred "Tex" Burnett having been signed on the back, "To My Pal jo From a Pal Tex Burnett" in black fountain pen: EX. Negro League autographed images of any type from this period are exceedingly scarce with the offered pair being the first examples of these players we have encountered. Includes LOA from JSA. ($750-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 489 Charlie Grimm Major League Baseball Lifetime Pass. Silverplated rectangular pass as issued to Grimm in honor of his service to the game of baseball. 2 3/4"x 4 1/4" stamped by Lambert Bros. Jewelers, NY on the back: EX-MT ($750-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 490 Scarce Willard Brown playing days autographed photograph c.1950s. 8"x10" Sepia toned photograph depicting Brown as a member of the Cangrejeros de Santurce. It has been signed on the front by Brown and team mates Tito Figueroa, Juan "Chico" Sanchez, Pepe Lucas, and an additional player who can not be identified. There is a lengthy inscription penned in unknown hand below Brown's autograph which is dated 1950-51. During that season, they won the first of what blossomed into (12) Championships. The Cangrejeros are an extremely important team in the history of Cuban baseball and through the years have had many notable players pass through including Paige, Gibson, Campanella, Clemente, and Mays. The photograph exhibits heavy wear throughout, inclusive of age toning and creasing with several areas of paper loss. Much of the heaviest damage could be matted out when framed for display. Includes LOA from JSA: Photo GD/VG, Sigs. VG/EX-EX ($750-$1,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 491 Lot of (3) vintage Kansas City Monarchs related items to include: 1934 Kansas City Monarchs team photograph. Sepia tone 8"x10" image picturing the team posed in full uniform standing/kneeling in two rows. Players include Duncan, Brewer, Allen, and Rogan. Certainly a period piece but, in our opinion, printed in the 1940-50s era from the original negative: EX-MT; 1953 Kansas City Monarchs vs. Indianapolis Clowns game action photograph. Sepia tone 8"x10" image taken from within the stadium grandstands having titling in bottom margin: EX-MT; and Kansas City Monarchs unused stationery piece (few edges chips): EX ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 492 Exceptional Marilyn Monroe autographed photograph to Joe DiMaggio. Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio had a deep affection for each other which lasted until Marilyn's tragic death. Joe DiMaggio's love for Marilyn has been well documented and has been said by many to have been greater than her feelings towards him. As evidenced by the myriad of supporting materials within Joe DiMaggio's own personal collection, inclusive of the offered image, it is clearly the contrary. Offered is a beautiful sepia tone 8"x10" matted and framed image in a matte finish of Marilyn reclining on a satin chair smiling to the camera vantage. The image is signed across the front in bold blue ink, "I love you Joe, Marilyn". The signature remains very strong rating 9-10 out of 10 with very little, if any, fading to the ink. The image itself also remains very clean with a small line crease at the top right edge. The offered photograph was one of the most coveted items by Joe within the collection and it is with that spirit that we offer the finest Marilyn Monroe autographed photo extant. Includes LOA from JSA: Photo: EX-MT, Signature: NM-MT ($40,000-$50,000) $55,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 493 Joe DiMaggio autographed Burke photograph c.1930s. 4"x6" Sepia toned satin finish photograph has been signed on the front, "Joe DiMaggio." Vintage black fountain pen signature rates 8 out of 10 with light skip to the "J." Back has been stamped "Geo. Burke" with typical typed identifier on upper edge. Very minor silvering. Fine period piece. Includes LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 494 Hank Greenberg single signed baseball. Rawlings L.MacPhail OAL baseball has been signed on the sweet spot, "Hank Greenberg." The black ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball exhibits a fine even white coloration with minimal scattered areas of surface wear mentioned for the sake of accuracy. One of the nicer Greenberg singles that we have handled and ideal for display. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,513.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 495 **UPDATED** Vic Wertz professional model baseball bat autographed by the 1949 Detroit Tigers. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 32.6oz. Bat shows good use ballmarks, stitching impressions, cleat marks, and pine tar residue. Model D2S stamped on knob end. The bat has been signed by (28) members of the 1949 Tigers including Wertz, Newhouser, Rolfe, Trout, Kell, and Bartell. Ted Lyons is clubhouse signed. Signatures range from 6-9 out of 10. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (bat) and JSA (autograph): EX ($500-$1,000) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 496 1944 St. Louis Browns souvenir pennant. Oversized 32" long pennant having Browns logo at the left with dating of 1944 at the right indicative of their AL Championship season. General light wear overall: EX ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 497 1945 Joe "Ducky" Medwick New York Giants player's contract. Original player's contract as issued to Medwick for the 1945 season by the Giants. Interior is signed by President Horace Stoneham (not signed by Medwick). Includes LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 498 1943 Joe "Ducky" Medwick Brooklyn Dodgers player's contract. Original player's contract as issued to Medwick for the 1943 season by the Dodgers. Interior is signed by President Branch Rickey (not signed by Medwick). Includes LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 499 1937 Joe "Ducky" Medwick All-America Board of Baseball Certificate autographed by Babe Ruth. Original certificate as presented to Medwick for his participation in the noted Christy Walsh "All America Board of Baseball" program. The certificate displays in its original condition measuring 14"x17" retaining its period original black frame. Signed at the bottom by the city representatives including Chairman Babe Ruth and also Christy Walsh. The Ruth signature is signed in desirable full name "George Herman Ruth" format rating 8 out of 10. Walsh has also added an additional salutation as well. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($5,000-$10,000) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 500 Rare Joe "Ducky" Medwick All-America Board of Baseball sweater c.1937. Blue wool sweater as worn by HOF'er Ducky Medwick in participation of the All-America Board of Baseball conducted by Christy Walsh. The sweater retains its original applied patch on the front with baseball decor. "Catalina, Los Angeles" manufacturer's tag found inside the collar. The sweater itself remains in very fine overall condition showing appropriate light use. Players for this exclusive board were selected each season by sportswriters who themselves had been nominated to do so by Babe Ruth. Winners were typically awarded certificates and offered sweaters at each season's World Series. Attractive period uniform piece with relation to Hall of Famer and Gashouse Gang member Joe Medwick. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-MT ($2,000-$4,000) $1,900.00
 
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