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Back Items For The Auction of July 12, 2011  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 201 Reggie Jackson and Stan Musial autographed baseball bats. Includes Rawlings BigStick bat signed in silver paint pen, "Reggie Jackson"; Louisville Slugger 125 Musial signature model bat signed on the reverse barrel, "Stan Musial" in black marker. Signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Musial bat has his jersey number "6" written on knob end along with model number "M159" stamped in and displays light surface wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Curt Schilling: EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $297.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 202 Lot of (3) 1993 Philadelphia Phillies National League Champions team signed baseballs. Includes Rawlings Official 1993 World Series, each signed by (26) players and/or Coaches including Schilling, Fregosi, Bowa, Kruk, Morandini, and others. Ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10 (a few lesser) and balls exhibit minor scattered ink transfer. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Curt Schilling: Overall EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 203 Mickey Mantle single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Mickey Mantle" with "No.7" inscription. Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball exhibits scattered toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Curt Schilling: EX/MT ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 203a 1998 Nomar Garciaparra autographed Boston Red Sox professional model road jersey from the Japan All-Star Series. Gray jersey with "Boston" team name across the front has "Garciaparra" nameplate and player number "5" on back. Russell Athletic tag on front tail with size "44" and adjacent "100% Polyester" flag tag. Below is printed "1998" year tag. "Japan 1998 All-Star Series" patch on left sleeve and "AIU" tag on right. Signed on the back in marker rating 8/9 out of 10, "Curt, You truly are great. It's a joy to watch you pitch and an honor to know you. Nomar Garciaparra 5." Evident usage and wash wear throughout. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey), auction LOA from JSA (autograph), and letter of provenance from Curt Schilling: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 204 Muhammad Ali autographed trunks. White satin trunks with black trim by Everlast have been signed on the front, "To Curt, from Muhammad Ali 12-3-92." Black ink signature rates 7/8 out of 10 with some fading/bleed into material. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Curt Schilling: Trunks EX/MT-NM, Sig. EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 204a Ty Cobb single signed baseball c.1961. Cream color Spalding "League Special" baseball having been signed on the side panel in green ink, "To Hugh From Ty Cobb 6/20/61". Signature remains very clean rating 8 out of 10. Very desirable single signature Cobb ball which was certainly one of the last he signed given his passing just under one month later on July 17, 1961. The ball was signed to the grandson of Cobb's personal physician Dr. Richard Hugh Wood who was attending to Cobb upon admittance to Emory Hospital in 1961. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA, JSA, and letter of provenance from the Wood family: EX-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 205 Napoleon Lajoie autographed black and white Hall of Fame postcard. Hall of Fame plaque postcard by Albertype has been signed across the front, "Larry Lajoie 4-7-51." Ink signature rates 8 to 9 out of 10. Postally cancelled April 9, 1951 with light wear throughout as would be expected with mild age toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Card EX, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 206 Mickey Cochrane autographed black and white Hall of Fame postcard. Hall of Fame plaque postcard by Albertype has been signed on the back, "Thanks for the picture, Best of Luck, Mickey Cochrane." In addition, Cochrane has hand addressed the card to the recipient. Ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Postally cancelled October 11, 195(?) with light wear throughout as would be expected with mild age toning. Includes 1950 TLS from Hall of Fame Director Bob Quinn relaying Cochrane's contact address and auction LOA from JSA: Card EX, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 207 Honus Wagner autographed black and white Hall of Fame postcard. Hall of Fame plaque postcard by Albertype has been signed on the back, "Honus Wagner." In addition, Wagner has hand addressed the card to the recipient. Ink signature rates 8 to 9 out of 10. Postally cancelled April 9, 1951 with light wear throughout as would be expected with mild age toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Card EX, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $1,045.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 208 Balance of collection including Grove and Greenberg autographs. Approximately (32) pieces including Lefty Grove autographed black and white HOF plaque postcard, Hank Greenberg autographed real photo postcard (signed on back), (10) unsigned Albertype HOF postcards, a series of other HOF issued postcards, several pieces of correspondence, and others. Varying degrees of age toning and wear throughout. Ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Range VG-EX/MT ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 209 Exceptionally rare Grover Cleveland Alexander autographed black and white Hall of Fame postcard. Hall of Fame plaque postcard by Albertype has been signed within the lower front border, "Grover C Alexander." Also signed on the back, "Am gladly adding my signature to the picture, A Friend, Grover C Alexander." Blue ink signatures and sentiment rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Card is postmarked October 16, 1950 less than a month before the Legendary Hall of Famer passed away. Light wear throughout as would be expected with mild age toning. Rarity can not be overstated with this being the first example we have handled and one of only three that we know to exist. Includes July 17, 1950 TLS from Hall of Fame director Bob Quinn relaying a number of addresses for Hall of Famers including Alexander and full LOA from JSA: Card EX, Sig. EX/MT ($10,000-$15,000) $26,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 210 Fred Clarke autographed black and white Hall of Fame postcard. Hall of Fame plaque postcard by Albertype has been signed on the front, "Fred Clarke." In addition Clarke has handwritten and signed a short note on the back. Signatures rate 8/9 out of 10. Postally cancelled April 29, 1950 with light wear and several light horizontal creases. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Card VG/EX-EX, Sigs. NM ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 211 Rare Eddie Collins autographed black and white Hall of Fame postcard. Hall of Fame plaque postcard by Albertype has been signed across the front, "Eddie Collins." In addition, Collins hand addressed the card to the recipient which is postmarked September 26, 1950. Ink signature and handwriting rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Light wear throughout as would be expected with mild age toning. Collins is one of the key rarities within the field of black and white plaque collecting with less than (5) examples that we are aware of. Includes April 5, 1950 TLS from Hall of Fame director Bob Quinn relaying a number of addresses for Hall of Famers including Collins and full LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($5,000-$7,500) $13,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 212 Barney Dreyfuss autographed 1924 Pittsburgh Pirates season pass. Original season pass issued to the wife of Hall of Famer Max Carey. Signed in period black fountain pen "Barney Dreyfuss" rating 8/9 out of 10. Exhibits light scattered wear with more prominent vertical creasing at right edge. Dreyfuss has a deeply rooted legacy within baseball as long time owner of the Pittsburg Pirates, builder of Forbes Field, and creator of the modern-era World Series. He was inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame in 2008 and is a highly desirable signature with few examples having surfaced. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Pass VG/EX-EX, Sig. EX/MT ($2,000-$2,500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 213 1954 Ty Cobb autographed check. Large format bank check has been signed in trademark green fountain pen ink "Ty Cobb" rating 8/9 out of 10. Light scattered age toning and general handling wear with typical bank cancellation holes. Note that the body of the check has been filled out in another hand. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Check EX/MT, Sig EX/MT-NM ($600-$800) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 214 Tris Speaker autographed real photo postcard. Original photographic postcard has been signed on the front, "Tris Speaker." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Card exhibits minor age toning and is in otherwise fine condition. Includes original mailing envelope postmarked August 1950. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 215 Rogers Hornsby autographed index card. Standard size 3"x5" index card signed on the front, "Rogers Hornsby." Vintage blue fountain pen signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Fine example dating to far earlier time period than commonly encountered. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($300-$500) $454.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 216 Babe Ruth autographed signature. 2.75"x3.5" Lightly toned paper slip has been signed across the front, "Babe Ruth." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Paper has small chip at lower edge and diagonal crease which has been re-enforced on the back with tape. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Paper VG/EX-EX, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 217 Harry Hooper single signed baseball. Unofficial "Major League" baseball has been signed on the side panel, "Harry Hooper." The blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball exhibits very light scattered wear and age toning. Choice displayed example of a seldom offered Hall of Fame single signed baseball. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $2,236.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 218 New York Yankees multi-signed baseball with Babe Ruth c.1931. Ken-Wel "Youth's Companion" baseball has been signed by (10) including Ruth, Pennock, Gomez, Combs, Pipgras, Lary, Pipgras, and Perkins. The remaining (2) signatures can not be positively identified and may not be related to the Yankees organization. Fountain pen signatures rate 4 to 7/8 out of 10 with Ruth at the 6 to 7 level. Ball displays even toning and scattered surface wear including a small dime sized section of leather which is missing from the upper panel. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall VG/EX-EX ($1,500-$2,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 219 Scarce 1937 Bill Klem autographed Government Postcard. Lightly toned 1 cent Government postcard has been signed on the front, "Yours Truly, W.J. Klem, Umpire." Vintage black fountain pen signature rates 8 to 9 out of 10. Postally cancelled May 8, 1937. Small areas of mounting residue on address side. One of only a handful of Klem signatures that we have encountered in this highly desirable format. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Card EX, Sig EX/MT ($500-$750) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 220 Fine Babe Ruth single signed baseball with possible attribution to June 13, 1948 "Babe Ruth Day" at Yankee Stadium. Lightly clear coated cream color Harridge AL ball is signed across the sweet spot by Ruth in blue fountain pen rating 8/9 out of 10. The ball itself displays period black ink dating of "June 13, 1948" and "August 16, 1948" on respective side panels. Based on the consignor history, period ink dating on the ball, and the dating of the ball stamping, it is believed that the offered exemplar was signed on the date of Babe Ruth's famed final appearance at Yankee Stadium when he addressed his adoring Yankees fans. The additional period black ink date of "Aug. 16, 1948" was later written on the ball to denote the date of Ruth's passing. Very high grade Babe Ruth single signed ball with desirable attribution to one of the more notable moments of the great slugger's life. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-MT, Signature: NM ($15,000-$20,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 221 Babe Ruth autographed 1928 Madison Kennel Club program. 3.5"x10" (Visible area) official program from June 16, 1928 dog race has been signed on the front, "Babe Ruth." Pencil signature rates 8 out of 10. Program exhibits scattered wear and we are unaware if it is complete or if the page was removed from a larger publication. Framed to 9"x15.25" overall. Kennel was in St. Louis and the Yankees were in town to play the Browns. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: VG/EX-EX, Sig. EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 222 Babe Ruth autographed check in framed display. Original check dated Nov. 6, 1941 and drawn on his personal account has been filled out in his hand and signed at the lower right, "G.H. Ruth." Blue fountain pen signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Check displays minimal wear with very vertical center fold and the signature is completely unaffected by any cancellation marks. Framed to 26.5"x27" overall with 16"x20" photo of Ruth. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($3,000-$4,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 223 Rare and desirable 1920 New York Yankees team signed sheet with early Babe Ruth. Lined tablet paper page has been signed by (11) including Babe Ruth, Coach Charles O'Leary, Bob Shawkey, Bob Meusel, Herb Thormahlen, Ping Bodie, Aaron Ward, and Sam Vick. (2) Additional signatures are of non-Yankees personnel Muddy Ruel and D.B. Pratt and there is a handwritten "June 21, 1920 Yankees" designation. Pencil signatures rate 8 to 9 out 10. Exceedingly desirable Ruth exemplar dating to his first season with the Yankees and certainly his breakout year as a hitter as he recorded a then unheard of (54) homeruns. It is this team that essentially laid the foundation for the Yankees Dynasty which followed. 2.5"x5.25" Overall with light age toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $1,907.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 224 "Henry Louis Gehrig" The Sporting News bronze sculpture by Daus. Substantive bronze likeness of Gehrig mounted atop green "marbled" alabaster base stands approx. 16" tall with 13.5"x10" footprint. Lettered "Henry Louis Gehrig" along with "The Sporting News" (through which the piece was marketed), and "W.W.S." Artists facsimile "R.P.Daus" signature within bronze portion along with other production markings. Striking display qualities: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $2,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 225 1935 Who's Who in the Major Leagues autographed by approximately (135) including Hardbound edition of Speed Johnsons' 1935 guidebook has been signed throughout the interior by approximately (155) mostly players (several executives and umpires also present) including (22) Hall of Famers. Notables include Walter Johnson, Gehrig, Hornsby, Foxx, Greenberg, Grove, Simmons, Cochrane, Goslin, McGowan, Manush, Combs, Charles O'Leary, Pete Fox, Moe Berg, Bill Denneen, and others. There are a quantity of additional signatures within the book that are clubhouse signed (roughly 50). Period fountain pen signatures rate 7 to 9 out of 10. Book exhibits scattered corner and edge wear with the covers remaining affixed but largely separated from the binding. Interior age toning with (2) pages ripped at the center. Fine collection of 1930s baseball autographs featuring a host of some of the most notable players of the era. Includes full LOA from JSA: Book VG/EX-EX. Sigs. EX-NM ($4,000-$6,000) $4,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 226 Early Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1920s. Red and black stitched Goldsmith Official League Baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." The diminutive signature style and inclusion of quotes around the first name date the ball to Ruth's earliest days with the Yankees. Exhibits moderate even toning and a hint of light scattered wear. Signature rates 7 to 7/8 out of 10 offering fine contrast. Exceptionally desirable example is one of the finest condition exemplars from this era that we have encountered. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sig. EX/MT ($5,000-$7,500) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 227 Superb Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball c.1927. Red and black stitched Spalding Official National League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth" with "Lou Gehrig" appearing on the upper portion of the panel below. Each signature rates 9 out of 10 or better. Opposite side of ball has period notation of "Chicago, Ill. August 18, 1927 38 Home Runs Each" denoting the fact that both Ruth and Gehrig were tied for the lead in the homerun race; Ruth would not look back en route to 60 home runs with Gehrig finishing at 47. The ball was obtained at the game played that day at Comiskey Park between the Yankees and White Sox by a Chicago Board of Trade employee who took his daughter (an avid baseball fan) to numerous Chicago Cubs and White Sox games. Once married the woman then promised the ball to her son (at time of her passing) when he reached the age of 21. Until that point when he was 8 years old it resided in the infamous sock drawer where it was gently preserved for many years. Light evident toning throughout with the slightest hint of surface wear. One of the finest of its type that we have handled and surely one of the very best which exists with note to signature quality and ideal placement. Includes a notarized letter detailing the history and full LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-EX/MT, Signatures: NM ($20,000-$30,000) $29,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 228 Babe Ruth single signed baseball. Lightly toned Reach Official American League baseball has been signed on the side panel, " To Leonard, From Babe Ruth." The black fountain pen signature is exceptionally strong rating 9 out of 10. Ball surface exhibits a pleasing even tone and retains mostly bold League stampings (slightly faded out in one area). Includes original Reach box (well worn and held together with tape, missing lid). Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sig. NM, Box GD ($5,000-$7,500) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 229 Ted Williams autographed photograph. Exceptional large format 16"x20" black and white portrait photograph has been signed across the front, "Ted Williams." Blue marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Highly uncommon image with this being the first example we have encountered. Framed to 23.5"x28" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 229a Ty Cobb autographed illustrated photograph. 6.25"x8.25" Publication page with (3) illustrations of Cobb and a short biography has been signed, "Ty Cobb 7/15/54." Trademark green ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Very minor edge wear and minute tear along lower edge could be matted out for display. Unique and visually appealing Cobb signed piece. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT, Sig. NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 230 Hank Greenberg single signed baseball. Rawlings L.MacPhail Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Hank Greenberg." The black fiber tipped marker signature rates 8 out of 10 with slight bleed. A portrait of Greenberg in Detroit Tigers hat has been hand painted on the panel below. Ball exhibits light even toning. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 231 1999 Upper Deck Piece of History Babe Ruth Legendary Cut & Game Used Bat card. Extremely desirable insert card literally revolutionized the modern baseball card market marking the first time that chips of a game-used bat were inserted into product. Upper Deck had, the previous year, very publicly purchased the bat at auction with the stated purpose of generating interest in their product line. (550) Babe Ruth bat cards were released and a special incentive (3) cards had authentic signatures placed within as well. Collectors within this field recognize this card as one the most desirable ever made. Card displays (4) sharp corners with a "touch" to the lower right and along the left and upper edges on back. Ink signature rates 8 out of 10 with very slight smudge to first name. Graded "NM-MT 8" by PSA. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($10,000-$20,000) $7,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 232 Mickey Mantle autographed original artwork. Desirable large format artwork on canvas depicting Mantle in several famous action and candid poses. Signed across the front, "Mickey Mantle No.7." Blue marker signature rates 7/8 out of 10 with "le" portion having faded out. Signed by the artist "SAL" in lower right corner. Gallery style framed to 30.5"x36.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 233 Joe DiMaggio autographed photograph. Uncommon large format 16"x20" game action photograph has been signed across the front, "Joe DiMaggio." Blue marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Framed to 22.5"x26.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 234 Roger Maris, Duke Snider, Willie Mays, and Ralph Kiner autographed photograph. 8"x10" Color photograph has been signed on the front in blue marker, "Roger Maris", "Duke Snider", "Willie Mays", and "Ralph Kiner." The signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Uncommon image is the first completely signed example that we have encountered. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 235 Mickey Mantle autograph in framed display. Visually imposing 36.5"x41" framed display housing blue ink "Mickey Mantle" signature ("All My Octobers" titling above) and a scarce large format color photograph. Both are set within a custom mat which has the "NY" logo cut in twice within the lower border. Light wear to frame. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 236 Mickey Mantle autographed photograph with 1961 inscription. Large format 16"x20" black and white photograph has been signed on the front, "Mickey Mantle 1961." Blue marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Framed to 21"x25" overall. Choice signed image related to the most fabled season of the era. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $515.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 237 Hank Aaron autographed limited edition jersey. Vintage 1957 style zipper front jersey with Braves team name and tomahawk logo across the front also displays the number 44 and screaming Indian patch. Signed in black marker rating 8 out of 10 and embroidered on the front tail with career statistics and limited edition 5 of 44 numbering. Mitchell & Ness manufacturer's tags in collar. Framed to 36"x38.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA and UDA COA with matching hologram affixed NM-MT ($300-$500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 238 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 auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 239 Joe DiMaggio autographed photograph by Charles Conlon. Choice large format photograph originally used on the cover of the September 1937 issue of Baseball Magazine. It was printed in very limited numbers in the 1990s (this example hand numbered 21/56) off of the original negative. Signed in silver paint pen, "Joe DiMaggio" rating 9/10 out of 10. Framed to 22.5"x29" overall. Includes photo of DiMaggio at the signing and related paperwork and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 240 Willie Mays full name single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig Official Major League baseball has been signed just off the sweetspot, "Willie Howard Mays Jr." The blue ink signature rates 9 out of 10. One of only a handful of Mays balls we have encountered signed in this highly desirable format. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 241 Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale autographed baseball. Rawlings W.White Official National League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Sandy Koufax" with "Don Drysdale" ideally situated on the panel below. Blue ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays a hint of incidental toning with (1) more pronounced spot near the League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA with numbered certification label affixed: EX/MT ($600-$800) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 242 George Steinbrenner single signed baseball. Rawlings G.Budig Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "George Steinbrenner." The blue ink signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Ball exhibits minor even toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sig. EX/MT ($400-$600) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 243 Hank Aaron autographed limited edition baseball bat. Louisville Slugger bat with "Henry Aaron" facsimile signature and homerun/hit total information burned into the barrel. Signed in blue marker, "Hank Aaron" with scarce "755 HR" and "3771 Hits" inscriptions rating 8/9 out of 10. Hand numbered 8/12 with Steiner Sports authentication hologram affixed. Includes auction LOA from JSA and COA from Steiner: EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 244 Billy Martin single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Billy Martin." The blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball exhibits moderate toning which is slightly more pronounced in areas. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sig. EX/MT ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 245 Hank Aaron autographed limited edition art print. Highly visual rendering by noted sports artist Bill Purdom of Hank Aaron hitting his record breaking 715th homerun. Signed in marker, "Hank Aaron" rating 9 out of 10 and in pencil by artist in the lower corner. Hand numbered 22/44 and framed to 27.5"x35" overall. Includes COA from Upper Deck Authentication with matching numbered certification label affixed: NM ($200-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 246 Honus Wagner et. al. autographed baseball c.1930s. Spalding F.Frick ONL baseball has been signed on the side panel, "To Larry Rothman, from Honus Wagner." Adjacent panel has been signed by (6) including fellow Pirates Hall of Famers Arky Vaughan and Pie Traynor as well as Jim Tabor, Ray Berres, Jewel Ens, and Lee Handley. Vintage fountain pen signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10. Wagner occupies a full panel and displays as a fine single signed example. Ball exhibits moderate even toning with very minor scattered surface wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: Overall EX-EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 247 Lot of (9) baseballs related to baseball at Sing Sing Prison. Eclectic grouping including balls signed by prisoners as well as a few Major League players who took part in exhibition games. (4) Are Spalding F.Frick ONL examples, (1) is W.Harridge OAL, and others are "off" manufactured or are faded. Fascinating glimpse inside one of the Nations fabled rehabilitation institutions which embraced the notion of sports as a means to transform the lives of criminals. Varying degrees of use, toning, and fading to signatures throughout. Includes letter of provenance: Range VG-EX/MT ($400-$600) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 248 1947 Hank Greenberg single signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick ONL baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Hank Greenberg." The signature rates 6/7 out of 10. Inscribed on the panel below in unknown hand, "In memory of Warden Lawson, the Sing Sing Baseball Team, 1947." Ball displays light even toning with scattered surface wear and what appears to be water damage which does touch upon the sweetspot and signature. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: VG/EX-EX ($400-$600) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 249 Lot of (4) baseballs including 1947 and 1949 New York Giants team signed. Includes Spalding F.Frick ONL ball signed by (23) 1947 NY Giants including Mize, Rigney, Lombardi, Cooper, and others (Ott and several others are clubhouse) in ink rating 7 to 8 out of 10 (a few lesser). Ball displays light cream coloration and minor scattered wear (Overall EX/MT); Spalding Official League ball signed by (24) 1949 NY Giants including Mize, Thomson, Fitzsimmons and others (Durocher stamped) in ink rating 5 to 7/8 out of 10. Ball displays cream coloration and light scattered wear (Overall EX/MT); Spalding F.Frick ONL ball with "Red 1940" notation signed by approximately (14) including Hershberger in ink rating 1/2 to 5/6 out of 10 and displaying toning throughout (Overall VG/EX-EX); and Spalding F.Frick ONL ball displaying toning, wear, and water damage with signatures that are no longer visible and small "Philadelphia Nat'ls 1940" notation (PR-GD). Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: Range PR-GD to EX/MT ($400-$600) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 250 1942 New York Giants team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick ONL baseball has been signed by (22) including Ott, Mize, Hubbell, Bartell, and others. Vintage fountain pen signatures rate 4/5 to 7 out of 10 with Ott (7) well positioned for display. Ball exhibits moderate even toning and minor scattered surface wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. VG/EX-EX/MT ($250-$500) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 251 Significant and historic Babe Ruth professional model baseball bat as used to hit legendary 620 foot homerun at Sing Sing prison exhibition game c.1929. To those within the game of baseball who have come after Babe Ruth the various stories of his career have become legend. To those who played with or witnessed Babe Ruth perform feats that no other player before or after, in total, could match+.there could be nothing more concrete and factual. Perhaps the very reason that Ruth remains to date the most storied athlete in American sports history may lie somewhere in between legend and fact. Since Ruth's earliest days on a rudimentary diamond at Baltimore's St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys in 1913 he almost immediately became known for his mammoth homerun balls which according to witnesses seemed to explode off the bat like no other player of the era. This trait was further evidenced in the 1921 season in which Ruth amazingly pounded at least one 500 foot (or more) homerun in each of the eight American League parks. Babe Ruth's unprecedented prowess for the homerun ball was also the focal point for the various barnstorming games in which he, and often his teammates, played in during the 1920-30s era. On September 5, 1929 Ruth and his Yankees teammates were slated to play in a slightly different style of barnstorming game. Without question, this event would be well attended but also very limited in those who may attend in that it was played behind the walls of the famed Sing Sing prison in Ossining, New York. Named as such for its nearby village and the Sint-Sinck Indians, Sing Sing served as one of the nation's most feared prisons situated on a hill above the Hudson River. On this day Ruth and the majority of his Yankees teammates travelled to the prison to play in an exhibition game against the Sing Sing "Black Sheep" baseball team. Ruth and the Yankees were overwhelmed by autograph seekers from the inmate population even signing while running the bases. According to period news accounts the trip contained several very poignant moments for Ruth. Although reported to be his typical jovial self interacting with inmates and the like, it was also accounted that Ruth took a tour of the "death house" area of the prison even sitting in the electric chair for a brief moment. Reporters noted that Ruth was "apparently sobered" for nearly a half an hour and served as stark reminder of the reality of prison life and death. In classic Ruthian form however he subsequently proceeded to blast three homeruns during the exhibition game before a rousing crowd of inmates. The first of the three homeruns were to instantly become one of the greatest and most legendary of the Slugger's great career. As reported in several period accounts inclusive of the New York Times, Ruth was batting in the second inning when he absolutely destroyed a pitch that soared high above the forty foot tall prison wall. The ball was noted to have cleared the wall, over the heads of the prison guards (who deserted their machine guns to follow the path of the ball), continuing past the New York Central Railroad tracks, and ending its journey below the prison administration building. At the time the blast was estimated to have travelled nearly 620 feet in total which was believed to have been the longest of Ruth's career. Subsequent accounts and evaluations of the homerun dimensions have placed the distance at slightly less but by all measure it is clear that the ball flew well over 550 feet. As the most followed athlete of the day one can easily understand the buzz that rose from the Ruth homerun that date. Multiple newspaper and wire accounts spread across the country including the New York Times who wittingly noted, "His second inning drive which traversed the long diagonal of the rectangle before making its getaway past the centre field guardhouse, was jotted down by prison statisticians as the longest non-stop flight by an object or person leaving Sing Sing by that route for the past handful of decades." Upon rounding first base, the prison team baseman (who had 10 years left on a 25 year sentence) exclaimed, "Gee, I wish I was riding out of here on that one!" The bat itself is an exquisitely crafted period sports antiquity. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35 3/4" in length and weighs an impressive 43.8 ounces. Center brand labeling places the offered weapon at the 1916-1922 period and likely more specifically to the 1919-1922 era. The use of an earlier labeled bat has been documented in other such exhibition games by Ruth and is likely explained by the fact that he would not wish to use a favored current bat during exhibition play. The bat exhibits superb usage characteristics including ball and stitch marks, cleat impressions, and a hint of grain swelling to the barrel area. The handle area of the bat has a small 1" surface chip which could be easily repaired if so desired but was left to preserve the originality of the bat. Pronounced lathe mark is visible on the end of the knob area and a strong impressed stamping of "Weather Seasoned Hand Bone Rubbed" emblem is found to the left of the center brand area. The provenance of the bat is as well documented as the accounts of the homerun itself. Gerald Curtain had served as the Sing Sing prison athletic director for many decades beginning in 1930. Well regarded by the inmates and officials Curtain had followed in the path of Warden Lewis E. Lawes who strongly endorsed the athletic programs at the prison and their ability to aid in the rehabilitation and progression of the prisoners back into society. Gerald Curtain befriended a number of athletes throughout the years inclusive of a well documented visit to the prison by members of the New York Mets in 1967. As documented in period newspaper accounts and photos (see the accompanying detail photo) the Mets players included Yogi Berra and a youthful future Hall of Famer Tom Seaver. Of course, no visit could be complete without Curtain recounting the Ruth homerun and it was at this moment that the newspaper photographers captured the group viewing the offered Ruth bat as the players were relayed the details of the legendary homerun. The bat is also documented within the 1967 article itself as it appeared in the New York Daily News. Included with the bat is a team autographed baseball from the Sing Sing prison team which has been beautifully detailed with a hand drawn calligraphy titling having wonderful folk art appeal. The ball is a red and black stitched Taylor Official League ball inscribed, "To Gerald Curtain, our Athletic Director, from the M.W.L. Baseball Team 1933". Signed by (20) players inclusive of "Alabama Pitts" who gained notoriety as a star player within the league known as the "most prominent jailbird athlete in America". Pitts had been imprisoned for a grocery store robbery of $76.25 and after his release turned to professional baseball. Before reaching the major leagues he was killed in a knife fight outside of a North Carolina bar. Having had the distinct privilege to offer some of the finest Babe Ruth game bats of historical import over the past twenty years we can state with confidence that very few will place as superior to the offered exemplar. Its condition, quality, presentation, and almost uniquely succinct direct provenance present the collecting public with an outstanding opportunity to acquire a truly significant piece of baseball history. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, letter of provenance from the family of Gerald Curtain, original 1967 NY Daily News article and related photograph, and copies of the 1929 New York Times article chronicling the game itself and the Ruth home run: EX ($75,000-$100,000) $110,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 252 Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra signed photograph with MVP inscriptions. Large format 16"x20" black and white photograph has been signed on the front, "Yogi Berra" and "Mickey Mantle" rating 9/10 out of 10. Both have inscribed "MVP" beneath their signatures and handwritten the years in which they won. Image displays crisp clarity and is the first example we have encountered signed by both players in this manner. Framed to 23.5"x27.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 253 Mickey Mantle autographed New York Yankees jersey. High quality pinstriped flannel throwback jersey done in 1951 style has been signed on the front, "Mickey Mantle." The blue marker signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Has Yankees "NY" logo on front and number "7" on back. Golden Anniversary patch on sleeve and "Mantle" embroidered strip tag in collar. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from collector who originally obtained the signature relaying that it was signed in 1984: Jersey NM, Sig EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $3,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 254 Ted Williams autographed Boston Red Sox jersey. High quality road style jersey with "Boston" team name lettered across front and "1939 Baseball Centennial" patch on sleeve. Signed on the front in blue marker, "Ted Williams" with very desirable "The Kid" and "521" inscriptions. Signature rates 8 out of 10. Mitchell & Ness manufacturer's tags in collar and Cooperstown Collection tag on front tail. Framed in a shallow shadowbox style frame to 41"x39.5" overall. The first William's jersey signed in this manner that we have offered in some time. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 254a 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates World Champions team signed baseball. Spalding W.Giles ONL baseball has been signed by (29) including Clemente, Mazeroski, Hoak, Friend, Groat, Burgess, Law, and Haddix. The Danny Murtaugh signature is clubhouse. Ink signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10 (avg. 8). Ball is slightly off white in color retaining bold League stampings. One of the stronger condition example of this highly desirable Championship team that we have handled. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 255 New York Giants professional model hat c.1950s. Black hat displaying embroidered "NY" logo on front retains "Tim McAuliffe" label on interior leather band. Evident usage wear throughout with light soiling. Brim is cracked but exterior material is unaffected and the hat displays nicely. Includes letter of provenance: EX ($200-$400) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 256 Boston Red Sox professional model hat c.1950s. Navy blue hat displaying embroidered "B" logo on front retains "Tim McAuliffe" label on interior leather band which is also stamped "7 1/4 KM Pro Cap." Evident usage throughout with light soiling and a hint of discoloration on brim. Includes letter of provenance: EX ($200-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 257 Chicago Cubs professional model hat c.1950s. Blue hat displaying embroidered "C" logo on front retains "Wilson Professional Cap" label on interior sweat band. "7" Handwritten next to tag and "22" on underside of brim. Evident usage wear and scattered moth holes (mostly to the back portion - 2 visible when viewed from front). Includes letter of provenance: EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 258 Chicago White Sox professional model hat c.1950s. Black hat displaying embroidered "SOX" block letter logo on front retains majority of "Tim McAuliffe" label on interior leather band which is also stamped "6 7/8 KM Pro Cap." Evident usage throughout with light soiling and a hint of discoloration on brim. "Berres 37" written on underside of brim. Includes letter of provenance: EX-EX/MT ($100-$300) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 259 Detroit Tigers professional model hat c.1950s. Navy blue hat displaying embroidered "D" logo on front retains "Tim McAuliffe" label on interior leather band which is also stamped "7 1/2 KM Pro Cap." Evident usage throughout with soiling and a hint of discoloration on brim. Includes letter of provenance: EX ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 260 St. Louis Cardinals professional model hat c.1950s. Navy blue hat displaying embroidered "ST.L" logo on front retains "Rawlings" label on interior leather band which is also stamped "6 7/8 35." Light possible usage wear with minor scattered soiling. The Cardinals employed use of the red brim style through the 1955 season. Includes letter of provenance: EX/MT ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 261 Milwaukee Braves professional model hat c.1954. Navy blue hat displaying embroidered "M" logo on front retains "Horace Partridge" label on interior leather band which is also embroidered with player name, "Metkovich." George Metkovich is listed on 54 and 55 Braves rosters but only played with the club in 54. Evident usage wear throughout with scattered light soiling and some drying to leather band. Includes letter of provenance: EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 262 New York Yankees professional model hat c.1950s. Navy blue hat displaying embroidered "NY" logo on front retains "Tim McAuliffe" label on interior leather band which is also stamped "6 7/8 KM Pro Cap." Evident usage wear throughout with scattered soiling and touch of discoloration on brim. Small area of loss to material on underside of brim. Includes letter of provenance: EX ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 263 Pittsburgh Pirates professional model hat c.1950s. Black hat displaying embroidered "P" logo on front retains "Rawlings" label on interior leather band which is also stamped "7 1/8." Little to no evident usage wear with light soiling and a hint of discoloration on brim. Includes letter of provenance: EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 264 Philadelphia Phillies professional model hat c.1950s. Classic Philly red hat displaying embroidered "P" logo on front retains "Wilson Professional Cap" label on interior band. Moderate evident usage wear and light soiling throughout with small moth hole at front. Includes letter of provenance: EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 265 Cincinnati Reds professional model hat 1954/1955. Navy blue hat displaying embroidered "C" logo on front retains "Wilson" label in interior band and stamped number "7." Very light evident usage wear and a hint of soiling throughout. Includes letter of provenance: EX/MT ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 266 Baltimore Orioles professional model hat c.1954-57. Black hat displaying embroidered Bird mascot logo on front retains "Tim McAuliffe" label on interior leather band which is also stamped "6 7/8 KM Pro Cap." Very minor evident usage wear and scattered surface soiling. Black brim style used by the team from year of inception through the 1957 season dates to their earliest days in Baltimore. Includes letter of provenance: EX/MT ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 267 Cleveland Indians professional model hat c.1950s. Navy blue hat displaying embroidered "C" with inset Indian head mascot logo on front as used by the club in the early to mid 1950s. Retains "Tim McAuliffe" label on interior leather band with "6 7/8 KM Pro Cap" stamped in. Very light evident usage wear and a hint of soiling throughout. Small moth hole on brim. Includes letter of provenance: EX/MT ($200-$400) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 268 Washington Senators professional model hat c.1950s. Navy blue hat displaying embroidered "W" logo on front retains "Tim McAuliffe" label on interior leather band which is also stamped "6 7/8." Little to no evident usage wear with a touch of outer soiling and a hint of very minor discoloration on brim. Includes letter of provenance: EX/MT ($300-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 269 1958 National League All-Star team signed baseball. Lightly toned W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (27) including Aaron, Mathews, Mays, Ashburn, Mazeroski, Spahn, Musial, Banks, and others. Ink signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball exhibits a light even tone. Uncommonly strong condition example. Includes original Spalding box, letter of provenance, and auction LOA from JSA: Ball/box EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 270 1954 American League All-Star team signed baseball. Lightly toned W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (26) including Mantle, Williams, Ford, Doby, Berra, Stengel, Lemon, Fox, and others. Ink signatures rate uniformly strong 8/9 to 9 out of 10. Ball exhibits a moderate even tone and has a period coat of shellac applied. Given signature strength and overall condition combined with highly unusual and ideal Mantle/Williams placement the offered is one of the best examples of a 1950s All-Star team ball that we have handled. Includes original Reach packaging (VG/EX), letter of provenance, and auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 271 Mickey Mantle professional model baseball bat c.1957. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35.5" long and weighs 33.1oz. The bat displays evident usage wear inclusive of ball transfer and stitch markings with a hint of grain separation. Model number "M110" is stamped on the knob end which bears trace vestiges of a marker notation, no longer visible to the naked eye. Obtained by our consignor during his time as a batboy during the mid-late 1950s. Mantle excelled in the period winning two Most Valuable Player Awards including one during his 1956 Triple Crown campaign. The Yankees flourished under his leadership winning a pair of World Series. Fine representation of a professional model Mantle bat dating to the height of his storied career and among the most desirable labeling periods within the collecting field. Includes letter of provenance and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-EX/MT ($15,000-$20,000) $19,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 272 Stan Musial professional model baseball bat c.1950-60. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34.5" long and weighs 30.2oz with M159 stamped on knob end. "Musial Model" block lettered into barrel end which shows moderate usage wear inclusive of ball transfer and cleat marks with a touch of grain swelling/separation. Period pine tar applied to handle. Obtained by our consignor during his time as a batboy during the mid-late 1950s. Includes letter of provenance and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 273 1989 Earl Weaver Gold Coast Suns Manager's jersey and team signed baseball. The Gold Coast Suns debuted during the inaugural season of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. Earl Weaver retired from the Major Leagues several years prior and was brought on to manage the team. Blue mesh jersey lettered "Suns" across the front has "Weaver 4" on back. "Majestic" manufacturer's tag in collar with additional "XXL" size tag. Custom pocket has been sewn inside. Autographed on both the front and back in marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Also includes C.Flood SPBA ball signed by (28) including Weaver, Blair, Tiant, and others. Ink signatures rate 6 to 8 out of 10 while ball displays light toning and minor scattered wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs), LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey) and letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 274 1979 Earl Weaver Korea Amateur Baseball Association presentation plaque. 9.25" Diameter circular wooden presentation plaque with affixed metal faceplate lettered in part, "In appreciation of your interest and support of Korean-American baseball exchange programs and promotion of International amateur baseball." Moderate scattered wear and age toning/soiling. Includes letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 275 1979 Earl Weaver Japan Series jacket. Red satin jacket with embroidered "Japan 1979 American & National Major League Series" patch on front chest. Below is a "Mizuno" logo patch. Additional Mizuno wash tags and ID tags ("Weaver" written on) appear on the inside. Signed on the inside, "Earl Weaver 1979 Japan Tour" in black marker rating 9 out of 10. Light usage wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX/MT ($300-$500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 276 Earl Weaver autographed 1982 Weaver Day presentational homeplate. Standard size homeplate inscribed in slightly faded period black marker, "Presented to Earl Weaver, Thanks Earl Day, Sept. 19th, 1982." It has been subsequently signed (3) additional times with two bearing additional inscriptions, "Ten Years Later and Still Kicking" and "Still Hanging Tough." Black and blue marker signatures rate 7 to 9 out of 10. Light general wear to base. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 277 Earl Weaver autographed 1971 World Series professional model bat. Louisville Slugger 125 professional model bat issued to Weaver prior to the Series measures 33.75" long and weighs 31oz. Model number "M110" has been stamped in the knob end with "1971 World Series" and facsimile "Earl Weaver" signature burned into barrel. Signed, "Earl Weaver 1971 World Series" in black marker rating 9 out of 10. Very minor scattered surface scuffing with little to no evident usage. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph), LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat), and letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX/MT ($400-$600) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 278 Earl Weaver autographed 1971 All Star Game professional model bat and commemorative bat (2). Louisville Slugger 125 professional model bat issued to Weaver as American League Manager measures 33.75" long and weighs 30.6oz. Model number "M110" has been stamped in the knob end with "All Star Game Detroit-1971" and facsimile "Earl Weaver" signature burned into barrel. Signed, "Earl Weaver Detroit 1971" in black marker rating 9 out of 10. Also includes Adirondack BigStick bat with affixed metal placard commemorating the game as presented to participants, also autographed. Very minor scattered surface scuffing with little to no evident usage. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph), LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat), and letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX/MT ($400-$600) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 279 Exceptional Earl Weaver autographed 1982 Baltimore Orioles game worn home jersey. White knit home jersey with "Orioles" team name lettered across front and number "4" below. Number also appears on back below "Weaver" nameplate. "Descente" manufacturer's tag in front tail with "82.40.4" strip tag and additional "Set 2" tag. Wash tag on opposite side. A custom pocket has been sewn on inside chest. Signed on the front in blue marker, "Best Wishes, Earl Weaver 10/3/83, Last O's uniform" rating 8 out of 10. Evident usage wear throughout. Given the direct first hand provenance and usage characteristics, we are confident in offering this as the finest Weaver jersey of the period to have come to market. Includes full ticket to October 3, 1982 game, also signed by Weaver on front and the game umpires on the back. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph), LOAs from Hunt Auctions and SCD Authentic (jersey), and letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 280 Earl Weaver Baltimore Orioles jacket c.1980s. Black satin jacket with "Orioles" script lettered team name across the front. "Rawlings" manufacturer's tag appears on inside front tail with size "38." "Weaver 4" is written in the collar in period black marker. Signed below in blue marker, "Earl Weaver #4" rating 7/8 out of 10 with slight bleed. Exhibits moderate usage wear throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph), LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey), and letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX ($500-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 281 1980 and 1996 Earl Weaver autographed All-Star Game participant commemorative bats (2). Adirondack Pro Ring BigStick bat with affixed metal placard commemorating the 1980 All Star Game in Los Angeles and Louisville Slugger 125 black finish bat with silver lettering commemorating the 1996 game in Philadelphia. Each has been signed with the later bearing "Honorary Captain" inscription. Signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Very minor scattered surface wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX/MT ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 282 1962 Earl Weaver Elmira Pioneers Playoff Champions presentational tray. Scalloped edge presentational tray has been engraved, " Earl Weaver, Manager, Elmira Pioneers, 1962 Eastern League Playoff Champions" in the center. Stamped on the back "Chippendall." Moderate tarnish throughout. Includes letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX/MT with note to tarnish ($150-$300) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 283 Earl Weaver game worn cleats c.1986. Pair of black Adidas cleats with number "4" lettered on outside heel in black marker. Each has been signed on the side in gold paint pen, "My Very Last Shoes, Earl Weaver, 1986" rating 6 to 7/8 (respectively) out of 10. Heavy evident usage wear throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph), LOA from Hunt Auctions (cleats), and letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX ($250-$500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 284 1982 Earl Weaver autographed Baltimore Orioles game worn alternate jersey. Classic orange knit jersey with "Orioles" stylized team name lettered across front and number "4" below. Number also appears on back below "Weaver" nameplate. "Wilson" manufacturer's tag in collar with size "40." Additional "82 1" embroidered strip tag on front tail. Custom pocket has been sewn on the inside chest. Autographed on the front in black marker, "Best Wishes, Earl Weaver, 1982" rating 9 out of 10. Light usage wear throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph), LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey), and letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $2,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 285 Earl Weaver Baltimore Orioles hat c.1968-74. Professional model Orioles hat with "Wilson" manufacturer's tag on inside sweatband and stamped on size "6 7/8." Jersey number "4" written on underside of brim. Signed in black marker, "Earl Weaver HOF96." Light to moderate evident usage wear throughout. Notably scarce game cap with uncommon direct chain of first hand provenance. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph), LOA from MEARS (cap), and letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 286 Sports Boosters of Maryland banquet sign autographed by (13). Heavy stock 11"x28" display for the 2000 ceremony has been signed in black marker by (13) including Weaver, Palmer, Murray, Singleton, Decinces, and others. Signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX/MT ($100-$200) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 287 Earl Weaver Hillerich & Bradsby presentation plaque c.1996. 13"x38" Wooden plaque with affixed image of the Baseball Hall of Fame, circular "Louisville Slugger Award" logo (bent slightly away from backing), engraved placard, and Earl Weaver signature model 125 baseball bat with extra block lettered "Member of Baseball Hall of Fame" designation. Includes letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX/MT with note to logo wear ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 288 Earl Weaver autographed 1969 All Star Game professional model bat. Louisville Slugger 125 professional model bat issued to Weaver who was an American League Coach measures 33.75" long and weighs 31oz. Model number "M110" has been stamped in the knob end with "All Star Game 1969 - Washington" and facsimile "Earl Weaver" signature burned into barrel. Signed, "Earl Weaver 1969 All Star Game" in black marker rating 9 out of 10. Very minor scattered surface scuffing with little to no evident usage. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph), LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat), and letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX/MT ($500-$750) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 289 Earl Weaver autographed 1969 Orioles American League Champs commemorative bat. Adirondack BigStick 302 model bat has "Earl Weaver" and "Amer League Champs 1969 Balt Orioles" has been block lettered into barrel. Signed, "Earl Weaver 1969 Champs" in black marker rating 9 out of 10. Very minor scattered surface scuffing. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX/MT ($200-$400) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 290 1986 Earl Weaver autographed Baltimore Orioles "very last" game worn home jersey. White knit jersey with "Orioles" stylized team name lettered across front and number "4" below. Number also appears on back below "Weaver" nameplate. "Rawlings" manufacturer's tag on inside front tail with adjacent "Set 1 1986" flag tag. Custom pocket has been sewn on the inside chest. Autographed on the front in blue marker, "Earl Weaver, My Very last uniform, 1986" rating 8/9 out of 10. Light usage wear throughout. Fine representation from one of the most important Hall of Fame Managers of our time. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph), LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey), and letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX ($1,000-$3,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 291 Earl Weaver 1970 Baltimore Orioles World Championship trophy. Original figural trophy presented to Earl Weaver stands 12" tall featuring brass pennants with team names around the perimeter of a large brass circle with a crown finial. Orioles and Reds enameled World Series press pin facades adorn the center area. A brass band on the base reads, "World Series Champions, Baltimore Orioles 1970, Earl Weaver" in black lettering on the front. The trophy remains very clean with minimal overall wear and some light tarnishing. Exceptionally desirable high quality trophy offering a rare opportunity to own an example belonging to such a high profile Hall of Fame figure. Includes letter of provenance from Earl Weaver: EX/MT ($10,000-$15,000) $12,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 292 Frank Robinson's 1,000th Managerial Win 14K gold ring. Striking presentation piece awarded to baseball's first African American Manager on the occasion of his historic 1,000th win. Face features maroon stone with raised baseball diamond in center having inset number "20" highlighted by (19) diamonds. "1,000th win April 16th, 2006" lettered on upper and lower edges. On the left shank, in relief, is block lettered "Hall of Fame" with team name logos of the Orioles, Giants, and Indians below. Right shank has the name "Robinson" and team name logos of the Nationals and Expos. Size 11.5 ring is stamped "MTM 14K" on inside band and is housed within original lidded wooden box. Little if any wear. Includes signed letter of provenance from Frank Robinson: NM ($2,000-$3,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 293 Frank Robinson 1970 Baltimore Orioles World Championship trophy. Original figural trophy presented to Frank Robinson stands 12" tall featuring brass pennants with team names around the perimeter of a large brass circle with a crown finial. Orioles and Reds enameled World Series press pin facades adorn the center area. A brass band on the base reads, "World Series Champions, Baltimore Orioles 1970, Frank Robinson" in black lettering on the front. The trophy remains very clean with minimal overall wear and some light tarnishing. Exceptionally desirable high quality trophy offering a rare opportunity to own an example belonging to such a high profile Hall of Fame figure. Includes signed letter of provenance from Frank Robinson: EX/MT ($10,000-$15,000) $8,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 294 1968 Paul Blair Baltimore Orioles professional model road jersey. Gray flannel jersey with "Baltimore" team name lettered across the front in script logo front and player number "6" below. Number also appears on back below the name, "Blair." Spalding manufacturer's tag on front tail with adjacent size "40" tag. Wash tag below with "Set 1 1968" flag tag. Embroidered strip tag in the collar reads, "40 Set 2 68 6." Light evident usage wear and remaining in fine overall condition. Classic and recognizable style representing one of the great Baltimore area regional stars. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,500-$3,500) $1,955.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 295 1968 Al Kaline Detroit Tiger World Champions ring (salesman's sample). Desirable ring has deep black background with center stone on top face which is lettered around the perimeter, "Detroit Tigers World Champions." Left shank has "D" stylized team logo in relief above a pair of crossed bats with "Kaline" player name at the top. Left has roaring Tiger logo and the year "1968." Marked "Balfour" on interior band along with engraved "SA 84061-B" notation. Size 9 1/2. Light wear throughout: EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $2,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 296 1970 Jim Palmer "Professional Athlete of the Year" award. Handled presentational trophy has been engraved on the front, "Phoenix Press Box Association, Professional Athlete of The Year 1970, Jim Palmer." Affixed to the base is the "PPBA" logo. Stands 10" tall with 6" diameter base expanding to 9.5" open top. Moderate scattered wear/tarnish with dent at back of base. One handle has been re-affixed. Palmer's 1970 season helped solidify the Baltimore Orioles as one of the great teams of the era as he anchored a pitching staff which hosted (3) 20 game winners and they won the first of (2) consecutive Championships: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 297 1965 Dick Brown Baltimore Orioles professional model home jersey. Cream colored flannel jersey with "Orioles" team name lettered across the front in logo font and player number "10" on the back. Wilson manufacturer's tag on front tail with the size "42." Embroidered strip tag below reads, "10-42-65-1." Light evident usage wear and in fine overall condition with light scattered soiling, mostly confined to back. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,050.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 298 1963 Gaylord Perry San Francisco Giants professional model jersey. Road gray flannel jersey with "San Francisco" lettered across the front and player number "36" on back in matching black on orange font. MacGregor manufacturer's tag in the collar with red chain stitched "Perry Gaylord" strip tag below. Additional MacGregor tag in front tail reads "Set 1 1963." The jersey remains in well preserved all original condition with the exception of (2) replaced buttons and a third which is missing. Otherwise, it displays light evident usage wear. Perry made his Major League debut the year before and played a shortened (13) game season before stepping into the regular Giants rotation in 1963. Over a (22) year career he complied 314 wins, 3,534 strikeouts, and was the first pitcher to win a Cy Young Award in both the National and American Leagues. Exceptional all original flannel dating to what can be considered his Rookie season is the first Giants era Perry jersey that we have offered. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX/MT ($4,000-$5,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 299 1981 Reggie Jackson New York Yankees professional model road jersey. Road gray jersey with "New York" team name lettered across the front in logo font has player number "44" on back. Embroidered strip tag in the collar reads "Jackson 81 2" denoting player name, year, and set number. "Wilson" manufacturer's tag on front tail with size "46" (consistent with other known Jackson jerseys of this specific year). Black memorial armband (worn in honor of Elston Howard) has been removed from left sleeve. Usage and wash wear evident throughout inclusive of appropriate "buckling" the lettering and numerals. Rare and desirable Jackson jersey from a Yankees American League Championship season. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($10,000-$15,000) $12,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 300 Catfish Hunter autographed professional model baseball glove c.1970s. Wilson dual hinge snap action baseball glove attributed to Major League use by Catfish Hunter has manufacturer's "The A2000" stamping in palm and "A-2000 XI" model designation on exterior webbing. Player number "29" has been written on outside wrist strip and a very faint "Jim Catfish Hunter" signature appears on ring finger (2/3 out of 10). Usage wear is evident throughout with a deep and well worn pocket and expected surface scuffing and discoloration. The glove compares favorably with an additional Hunter glove which has been previously sold. Highly desirable piece related to one of the great pitching careers of the 20th Century. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (glove) and auction LOA from JSA (autograph): EX ($2,500-$3,500) $1,900.00
 
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