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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 402 1948 St. Louis Cardinals team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick ONL ball has been signed by (23) including Musial, Schoendienst, Slaughter, Marion, Medwick, Moore, and others. Fountain pen signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays moderate even toning and light usage wear with pea sized rust stain affecting (1) signature. Stampings faded. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the family: Ball VG/EX-EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 403 National League Umpires multi-signed baseball c.1947. Spalding F.Frick ONL ball has been signed by (13) NL Umpires including Conlan, Reardon, Barr, Barlick, Stewart, Henline, Magerkurth, and others. Vintage fountain pen signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Lightly toned ball has period coat of shellac applied and a few scattered ink transfer fingerprints. Small handwritten "1947 Umpires" notation near League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the family: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($250-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 404 1946 Philadelphia Phillies team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick ONL ball has been signed by (27) including Seminick, Newsome, Bengough, Ennis, and Donnelly. Fountain pen signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays moderate toning and has period coat of shellac applied. Small handwritten "1946 Phillies" notation near League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the family: Ball EX, Sigs. EX/MT ($200-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 406 1946 Brooklyn Dodgers team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick ONL ball has been signed by (33) including Medwick, Reese, Casey, Furillo, Stanky, and others. Durocher, Dressen, and Herring are clubhouse. Fountain pen signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10. Lightly toned ball has period coat of shellac applied. Small handwritten "1946 Dodgers" notation near League stampings. Strong condition example of a relatively scarce team ball. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the family: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 407 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick ONL ball has been signed by (30) including Robinson, Reese, Hodges, Furillo, Snider, Shotton, and others. Vintage ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays a hint of very moderate scattered toning. Small handwritten "1949 Dodgers" notation near League stampings. Overall a very fine example from this sought after time period. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the family: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 408 Stan Musial early career professional model baseball bat c.late 1940s. Exceptional game bat with centerbrand dating to the earliest portion of Musial's storied Hall of Fame career. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat has "Stan Musial" facsimile signature burned into the barrel. Usage wear is evident throughout but primarily concentrated on the hitting surface below the manufacturer's markings. A highly desirable trait in a bat wielded by one of the most consistent hitters of all-time. Handle crack is confined to the portion of the bat not visible when positioned for display as is grain separation on the back. Measures 34.5" in length and weighs 32.2oz. Musial debuted with the Cardinals in September of 1941 and joined the team full time for 1942 World Championship season. The following year he was voted to the first of what would become a record (24) All-Star Game appearances and earned his first of (3) NL MVP Awards. The Cardinals won another Championship in 1944 and, after Musial took the 1945 season off, did it again in 1946. At the time of his retirement (15) years later "The Man" held or shared (17) Major League records, (29) National League records, and (9) All-Star Game records. Fine and exceedingly desirable game bat from a player who exemplified modesty and sportsmanship throughout his career. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, copy of letter detailing that the bat was obtained during a 1947 Cardinals vs. Dodgers game at Ebbets Field, and letter of provenance from the family: EX ($4,000-$6,000) $6,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 409 Collection of (88) vintage snapshot photographs with (32) signed c.1940s. Fascinating grouping of period amateur photography of players in uniform and casual street clothes, mostly focused on late 1940s Brooklyn Dodgers. Signatures include Dressen, Owen, Durocher, Branca, Dixie Walker, and others (with duplication). Approximately half have been mounted to scrapbook backing. Otherwise there is light wear and age toning throughout. Signatures rate 6/7 to 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the family: Range VG/EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 410 Stan Rojek professional model baseball bat c.late 1940s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "Stan Rojek" facsimile signature burned in the barrel end measures 34" in length and weighs 30.8oz. Evident usage wear including ball transfer and stitch marks and grain swelling along with handle crack. Originally obtained during the 1947 season at Ebbets Field and includes copy of letter which accompanies the grouping. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the family: EX ($250-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 411 Choice 1948 Brooklyn Dodgers team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick ONL ball has been signed by (28) including Robinson, Hodges, Snider, Vaughan, Campanella, Furillo, Reese, and others. Fountain pen signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10 with Roe affected minimally by ink transfer. Ball displays a slightly off white coloration retaining bold stampings. Small handwritten "1948 Dodgers" notation near League stampings. Exceptionally strong condition example. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the family: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 412 Carl Furillo professional model baseball bat c.late 1940s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "Carl Furillo" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 35" in length and weighs 31oz. Evident usage wear including ball transfer and stitch marks along with "H" shaped handle crack. Furillo is one of the core Dodgers players of the era and remained with the team for (15) years including the 1955 Championship season. Originally obtained during the 1947 season at Ebbets Field and includes copy of letter which accompanies the grouping. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the family: EX ($500-$1,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 413 Gene Hermanski professional model baseball bat c.late 1940s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "G.Hermanski" block lettered into the barrel end measures 34" in length and weighs 33.2oz. Evident usage wear including ball transfer marks and grain swelling along with "H" shaped handle crack that extends to centerbrand. Originally obtained during the 1947 season at Ebbets Field and includes copy of letter which accompanies the grouping. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the family: EX ($250-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 414 Exceptional Jackie Robinson professional model baseball bat with attribution to his 1947 rookie season. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat has "Jackie Robinson" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end. It measures 34.5" in length and weighs 35.4oz. Usage wear is evident throughout with ball transfer and stitch marks concentrated on the upper portion and back of the barrel. The handle has been scored for grip and displays an "H" shaped crack. A pair of letters from the original recipient detail how she obtained this bat, along with the others in this section, during the 1947 season. She had season tickets to all of the Dodgers night, Saturday, and Sunday home games and developed relationships with many of the players and team personnel. Following games in which players cracked a bat while at the plate, she would ask the team's batboy to request the bat from the player. The deep nature of the relationships is evident in the material which is being offered alongside this bat; the team signed get well card, signed high school yearbook, and the array of candid photography, team balls, and bats. Given the importance of Jackie Robinson's 1947 Major League debut it cannot be overstated as to the significance of the offered bat. Based on its primary source provenance, rookie season dating period, and usage characteristics this particular example joins the most desired Robinson game bats to have entered the marketplace. Includes period sepia toned snapshot photograph of Robinson, pair of ticket stubs to games (3) and (4) of the 1947 World Series, pair of letters (copies) from the original recipient attesting to the circumstances under which the bat was obtained, and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($30,000-$40,000) $85,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 415 1940 AL Champion Detroit Tigers team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official AL ball has been signed by (25) including Greenberg, Gehringer, Newhouser, Averill, Trout, Newsome, Kress, Fox, and others. Fountain pen signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays a hint of even cream coloration and bold League stampings. Exceedingly scarce high grade Championship team ball. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 416 Rare Larry Doby professional model baseball bat c.1951-57. Adirondack 302 model bat measures 36" long and weights 33.4oz. Usage wear throughout with visible ball, stitch, and cleat marks. Grain swelling/separation to barrel end and "H" crack on handle which extends through centerbrand. Model "218B LD" stamped on knob. Extremely faint vestiges of a number "14" notation are visible on the knob upon close examination. Doby is a central figure within the movement for civil rights in baseball having been the first African American player in the American League. In addition, his on field accomplishments earned a spot on (7) All-Star teams and later in the Hall of Fame. Game bats rarely surface and the offered is one of only (2) that we have brought to auction in nearly (20) years. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $4,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 417 Johnny Pesky professional model baseball bat c.1946-49. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" in length and weighs 34.4oz. Model number "C67" stamped in knob end which bears vestiges of a no longer visible marker notation. Evident usage wear throughout including ball transfer marks and grain swelling. Small crack has been expertly repaired and is no longer visible to the naked eye. Pesky was one of the core players on the great Red Sox teams of the era. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,250) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 418 Fenway Park Usher's badge c.1940s-50s. 1.75" Pin back button displaying moderate age toning and hint of non-rust discoloration: EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 419 Fine Ted Williams professional model baseball bat c.1955-60. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 32.2oz. The bat retains its original honey colored finish with remarkably well pronounced manufacturer's stampings and facsimile signature impression. Light usage wear is evident on the barrel and a vintage black marker "9" appears on the knob, written in similar fashion to other known examples. Knob is also stamped with model number "W183" which Williams is known to have ordered in the referenced dating period. Ted Williams remains the most revered pure hitter in Major League history with the offered bat standing out as one the more desirable examples we have handled with a highly coveted bold and distinct jersey number notation on the knob. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-EX/MT ($10,000-$15,000) $13,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 420 Satchel Paige and Bill Veeck autographed baseball. In 1948, Veeck signed Satchel Paige to a contract making him the oldest Rookie in history and introducing the Major Leagues to one of the Negro Leagues' greatest talents. "Official League" RPB-3 baseball has been signed on the side panel, "To Richard McKelvey, With every good wish, Bill Veeck" and dated "July 7, 1948" (a reference to the date which he signed Paige, the ball was later). The opposite panel has been in ink, "Best Wishes from, Satchel Paige." Signatures rate 8/9 out of 10. Ball is very well preserved with almost no wear or toning worthy of note. Unique ball featuring a historic pairing is the first we have encountered. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 421 Satchel Paige single signed baseball and related photograph. Lightly toned Wilson Approved Official League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "Satchel Paige." Ink signature rates 6/7 out of 10. Includes 4.25"x5.5" paper stock photograph likewise signed in ink rating 9 out of 10. Photo has "JCPenney" and "WTAX Radio" titling. Both pieces were obtained, together, at a promotion appearance Paige made for the Department Store and Radio station. Photo exhibits moderate age toning with small area of staining near shoulder and fold at upper edge. Includes individual full LOAs from JSA: Overall EX ($1,000-$2,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 422 Sandy Koufax autographed limited edition Stephen Holland giclee. Large format art print on canvas has been signed on the front, "Sandy Koufax." Silver paint pen signature rates 9 out of 10. Stretched canvas measures 27"x41" and is hand signed by the artist and numbered K8/32. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 423 1961 World Champion New York Yankees framed display with (40) signatures. 35"x41" Framed display containing (40) signatures on a mixture of cuts, index cards, trading cards, and postcards. Includes Maris, Mantle, Ford, Howard, Torgeson, and Berra. A complete listing can found within the online description. Signatures rate 9 to 10 out of 10 on average. Very impressive and highly visual display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM Overall appearance ($2,000-$3,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 424 500 Homerun Club autographed baseball. Rawlings B.Giamatti ONL ball has been signed by (11) including Mantle, Williams, Mays, Aaron, Jackson, Banks, McCovey, Killebrew, Schmidt, Mathews, and F.Robinson. Blue ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays mild scattered toning. Includes COA from Green Diamond and has their hologram affixed. Also includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $908.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 425 Sandy Koufax shadowbox display including signed jersey, hat and baseball. Limited edition Upper Deck display includes a Mitchell & Ness replica jersey commemorating Koufax's 1963 season, a replica cap, and a specially stamped baseball commemorating Koufax's 1965 perfect game. All three have been signed by Koufax rating 9 out of 10 and are numbered 17/32. A descriptive plaque is affixed at bottom. Shadowbox frame measures 41 1/2"x 47"x7". Includes auction LOA from JSA and UDA COA's for jersey and hat: NM-MT ($1,750-$2,500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 426 Enormous Sandy Koufax autographed photograph. Imposing 30"x40" black and white framed photograph is signed across the front by Koufax in blue sharpie rating 10 out of 10. The photo pictures Koufax holding up four baseballs with "0" written on the side signifying his four no hit games. Incredible Koufax signed display item. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 427 1967 American League Champion Boston Red Sox framed display with (38) signatures. 35"x43" Framed display containing (38) signatures on a mixture of cuts, index cards, trading cards, and postcards. Includes Howard, Yastrzemski, Conligliaro, Lonborg, Smith, Williams, and others. A complete listing can be found within the online description. Signatures rate 9 to 10 out of 10 on average. Very impressive and highly visual display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM Overall appearance ($2,000-$3,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 428 1952 World Champion New York Yankees framed display with (37) signatures. 35"x41" Framed display containing (37) signatures on a mixture of cuts, index cards, trading cards, and postcards. Includes Mantle, Stengel, Mize, Jense, Martin, Berra, and Rizzuto. A complete listing can found within the online description. Signatures rate 8/9 to 10 out of 10 on average. Very impressive and highly visual display. Includes auction LOA from JSA and addition full JSA LOA for Mantle signature: NM Overall appearance ($2,000-$3,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 429 Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez professional model catcher's mitt. Left handed mitt with interior "Wilson A2403 Professional model 1791" stampings has "Ivan Rodriguez" embroidered on outside thumb. Also on outside with large black marker number "7" and additional embroidered "W" manufacturer's logo and Wilson tag with MLB logos. Well used with deep worked in pocket and scattered areas of expected surface loss and discoloration. "Pudge" is considered one of the premier catchers of the modern era who has not only earned (12) Gold Gloves for his defensive skill behind the plate, but is considered a skilled offensive hitter as well. He is widely considered a front running Hall of Fame candidate when his career winds down. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 430 1950 World Champion New York Yankees framed display with (36) signatures. 36"x38" Framed display containing (36) signatures on a mixture of cuts, index cards, trading cards, and postcards. Includes DiMaggio, Martin, Ford, Stengel, Coleman, Mize, Berra, and Rizzuto. A complete listing can found within the online description. Signatures rate 8/9 to 10 out of 10 on average. Very impressive and highly visual display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM Overall appearance ($2,000-$3,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 431 Ted Williams autographed photograph. Black and white 16"x20" has been signed on the front in blue marker, "Ted Williams." The signature rates 9 out of 10. He is pictured with Hall of Fame teammate Bobby Doerr. Framed to 22.25"x27" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has Green Diamond authentication hologram affixed: EX/MT-NM ($250-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 432 Mickey Mantle autographed baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat signed by Mantle on the barrel end in blue sharpie with added "NO.7" inscription. Signature rates 8 out of 10. Very small area of discoloration near handle not visible when bat is viewed with signature on display. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has JSA numbered authentication sticker affixed to knob: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,694.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 433 Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin autographed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Mickey Mantle." The panel directly to the right has been signed "Billy Martin" allowing for both signatures to be displayed at the same time. Signatures rate 7/8 (Mantle) to 8 (Martin) out of 10. Ball displays mid scattered toning spots. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 434 Joe DiMaggio autographed limited edition print by Robert Stephen Simon. Collage artwork capturing various images and newspaper headlines spanning the career of Joe DiMaggio has been signed within the lower border with added "Yankee Clipper" inscription. Blue marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Hand numbered 56/56 AP and has Yankee Clipper Enterprises authentication sticker affixed. Framed to 32.5"x38.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA and COA from Yankee Clipper Enterprises: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 435 Enormous San Francisco Giants decorated "All-Star Boots on Parade" display. Five foot tall cowboy boot decorated in San Francisco theme, was created for display in Houston during the 2004 All-Star Game. It was part of a promotion which all MLB teams took part in and the boots were auctioned off to benefit charity. In fine overall condition displaying light wear as would be expected given its period of outdoor display: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 436 1996 World Champion New York Yankees team signed baseball bat. Commemorative bat by Carolina Clubs lettered "10th Anniversary Game 4 Homerun 10-23-96" on the barrel. Signed by (19) including Jeter, Girardi, Williams, Pettitte, Torre, Leyritz, and others. Silver paint pen signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10 (avg. 8). Very light surface wear on bat. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Jim Leyritz: EX/MT-NM ($800-$1,200) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 437 Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic guitar autographed by (14) participants. Fender Squire Stratocaster electric guitar with "Hard Rock CafÄ proudly supports Fourth Annual Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic" decal affixed to the front. It has been signed by (14) participants across various genres of sport including Michael Jordan, Ben Roethlisberger, Jorge Posada, Tino Martinez, and others. Black marker signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Very light scattered incidental surface wear. Jeter has hosted the event annually to benefit his Turn 2 Foundation. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 438 Joe DiMaggio autographed limited edition Danny Day lithograph. Very well executed art print captures DiMaggio at various points in his career. Signed on the front in silver paint pen, "Joe DiMaggio." Also signed by the artist Danny Day and hand numbered 56/56 HC. Signatures rate 9 out of 10. Framed to 38"x42" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA and additional certificate with photograph from signing: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 439 Ken Griffey Jr. autographed June 20, 2004 lineup card from 500th homerun game. Original 11"x17" heavy paper stock lineup card from Reds vs. Cardinals game which took place at Busch Stadium. Signed in black marker by Griffey Jr. and St. Louis Manager Tony LaRussa rating 8/9 out of 10. Desirable piece related to a historic modern MLB moment involving one of the few untainted superstar players of our era. MLB Authentication hologram (MT 00254466) affixed. Includes auction LOA from JSA and Tony La Russa signed certificate from the Animal Rescue Foundation: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 440 Exceptional Mark McGwire autographed professional model baseball bat c.1998. Rawlings Big Stick bat with "Mark McGwire Cardinals" block lettered in barrel end has "MAC25" model number stamped in knob along with "769" batch code and "98" year designation. "33 McGwire" ink notation also present. Bat measures 34.5" long and weighs 33.6oz. Usage wear evident throughout inclusive of ball transfer marks, grain swelling to upper barrel, and heavy pine tar on the handle which has been cracked. Although no longer reigning single season homerun Champion, Mark McGwire remains a central figure in the re-emergence of baseball as America's National Pastime. His 1998 season will be forever remembered as one which kept us all on the edge of our seats as this larger than life figure toppled a record which most thought would never be broken. Signed on the barrel in black marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat), auction LOA from JSA (autograph), Tony La Russa signed letter and Animal Rescue Foundation certificate, and custom display case: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 441 Michael Jordan single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig Official Major League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot in blue ink. The signature rates 8 to 9 out of 10. In the past, baseballs which Jordan has signed through UDA have always been non-official. This is one of only a handful of OML balls which we have seen signed by him. Includes COA from Upper Deck Authenticated: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 442 Historic September 8, 1998 St. Louis Cardinals team signed lineup card from McGwire's 62nd homerun game. Original 8.5"x14" heavy paper stock lineup card from Cardinals vs. Cubs game in which Mark McGwire hit his then record 62nd homerun. Signed on the front by (11) including McGwire, LaRussa, Deshields, Gant, Drew, and others. Black marker signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Light scattered wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA and additional LOA signed by Tony La Russa: EX/MT ($5,000-$7,500) $14,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 443 Albert Pujols autographed limited edition baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model M9 bat has "2006 World Series" logo engraved within the barrel. Signed in black marker, "A.Pujols" rating 8/9 out of 10. The bat is an "113L" model with his name block lettered in barrel end. Hand numbered 22/25 and has MLB Authentication on knob. Includes COA from Upper Deck Authentication with matching numbered hologram affixed, green felt UDA bag, and auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 444 August 8, 1998 St. Louis Cardinals team signed lineup card from McGwire/Sosa homerun game. Original lineup card from Cardinals vs. Cubs in which both McGwire and Sosa hit homeruns during their epic single season record chase. Signed in marker by (22) including McGwire, LaRussa, McGee, Titis, and others. Signatures rate 8/9 out of 10. Includes Tony La Russa signed Animal Rescue Foundation certificate. Framed to 12.5"x18" overall: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 445 Albert Pujols autographed limited edition St Louis Cardinals jersey. White knit jersey by Majestic with Cardinals bat and bird logo on front and "Pujols 5" on back. The right sleeve has "2006 World Series" and "Champions" patches. Signed on the back number in marker rating 9 out of 10. Hand numbered 53/105 and has MLB Authentication hologram affixed. Includes COA from Upper Deck Authentication with matching numbered hologram affixed, UDA box, and auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($750-$1,250) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 446 Albert Pujols autographed "Breaking Through" framed display. Enormous 31.5"x64.5" shadowbox featuring a large panoramic style color photograph of Pujols at bat with his model Sam Bat which "breaks through" the plexi-glass front. Huge black marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Hand numbered 12/105 and includes COA from Upper Deck Authentication with their matching numbered hologram affixed. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $1,450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 447 Albert Pujols autographed "MVP Power With Purpose" limited edition serigraph. Fine art print by noted sports artist Rick Rush depicting Albert Pujols measures 30"x38" overall (image size 23"x31"). It has been signed within the lower border, "A.Pujols" and by the artist and hand numbered 24/300. Pencil signatures rate 9 out of 10. Includes documentation detailing the chain of prior ownership. Matching Pujols Family Foundation holograms are affixed to both the paperwork and print. Highly visual large format artwork of one of the great players in baseball today. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 448 Albert Pujols autographed game used cleats c.2007. Nike cleats customized for used by Pujols, each having "Pujols" and the Dominican flag embroidered on tongue and player number "5" on outside heel. "WWJD" appears on the outside of both in (2) places. Interior size "13.5" tags denoting them as "Promo Sample" models. Evident usage wear throughout inclusive of dirt residue. Both signed in black marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and additional Pujols family foundation LOA (signed by Pujols) with matching authentication hologram affixed (number 3067): EX, Sigs. NM ($1,000-$2,000) $3,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 449 UPDATED: Fine 2005 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals professional model home jersey from the Busch Stadium auction. White home jersey with "Cardinals" birds on bat team logo embroidered across the front as worn by Pujols in his 2005 National League MVP season. "Pujols" nameplate on back with "5" below which also appears on front. Majestic manufacturer's tag on front tail with adjacent size "50" and year "2005" flag tags. Proper "0062" wash tag on interior straight hem at bottom as is customary on Pujols game jerseys. "Busch Stadium Final Season" patch appears on the left sleeve. Signed on the back number in silver paint pen rating 8/9 out of 10. Light evident usage and wash wear throughout. The jersey was originally offered as part of the Busch Stadium "Farewell Auction" and dates to the Cardinals FINAL regular season game at the old Busch Stadium. Highly desirable and seldom offered signed game jersey from the premier player of the era. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey), LOA from the Busch Stadium Farewell Auction, and auction LOA from JSA (autograph): EX/MT ($7,500-$10,000) $9,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 450 2008 St. Louis Cardinals team signed Jackie Robinson Day homeplate. Regulation homeplate by Schutt Sports has "April 15, 2008 Jackie Robinson Day 42" decal affixed. It has been signed by (36) including Pujols, LaRussa, Schoendienst, Carpenter, Glaus, and others. Black marker signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10. Light scattered surface wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has MLB Authentication hologram (BB 944831) affixed: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 451 3,000 Hit Club autographed print. Large format print has been signed on the front by (13) including Musial, Aaron, Yastrzemski, Mays, Yount, Kaline, Brett, and others. Blue marker signatures rate 8/9 out of 10. Hand signed by the artist Doo S. Oh and numbered 22/285. Framed to 35.5"x48" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA, additional certificate and photographs from signing: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $495.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 452 2009 Philadelphia Phillies National League Champions team signed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig OML baseball has been signed by (18) including Howard, Manuel, Victorino, Lee, and others. Ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Desirable team signed ball from one of the National League's dominant franchises. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 453 2009 Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies professional model home jersey. White knit home alternate jersey retains its original Phillies team name across the front with "Rollins" lettering on the back above #11. The front of the shirt displays the Harry Kalas memorial patch with the 2008 World Series Champions patch affixed to the right sleeve. Majestic tagging found on the tail front with "Cool Base" flag tag on the seam. Proper wash code tagging on the interior. Signed by Rollins on the reverse. Exceptional game worn Phillies home jersey from the team catalyst and 2007 NL MVP. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey) and auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($1,500-$2,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 454 2007 Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies professional model jersey. Grey road jersey with "Phillies" team name lettered across the front and player name "Hamels" and number "35" on the back. Number also appears on left sleeve with circular black "VUK" memorial patch on right. Proper Majestic tagging on front tail with adjacent size "46" flag tag. Wash tag on interior with "0062" number code. Exhibits very light usage wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 455 2009 Shane Victorino autographed Philadelphia Phillies game-used St. Patrick's Day jersey (Phillies team letter). Green knit jersey with "Phillies" team name across the front and "Victorino" name on the back above number "8." Majestic tagging found on the front tail with "Cool Base" and "48" flag tags on the seam. Proper "0068" coded wash tag on the interior front tail. Signed on the back number rating 9 out of 10. Light evident usage wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and COA from the Philadelphia Phillies: EX ($500-$1,000) $471.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 456 2010 Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies game-used home jersey. Pinstriped knit home jersey with "Phillies" team name across the front and "Utley" name on the back above number "26." Player number also appears on left sleeve, right sleeve has Robin Roberts' "36" memorial patch. Majestic tagging found on the front tail with "Cool Base" flag tag on the seam. Proper "0063" coded wash tag on the interior tail front with "10" strip tag. Evident usage and wash wear throughout. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and additional Phillies team letter: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 457 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 ($2,000-$4,000) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 458 1935 Philadelphia Phillies team photograph. Sepia toned 7"x20.5" panoramic photograph of the team in Winterhaven, Florida, presumably for Spring Training. Players are identified in print within the image as is the photographer, "M.G. Mayberry." Housed within period frame measuring 11.25"x24" overall. Mild age toning to visible portion: Photo EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 459 Cincinnati Reds presentational cigarette box c.1930s. Lidded metal box with team logo engraved on the top measures 3.25"x7.5" and stands 2" tall. Minor tarnish and scattered light surface wear. Marked "EPCA Poole Silver Co." on bottom: EX-EX/MT ($250-$500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 460 1939 Jewel Ens Pittsburgh Pirates professional model road jersey. Zipper front flannel jersey with "Pirates" red, white, and blue team name lettered across the front in logo font and player number "33" on back. "A.G.Spalding" manufacturer's tag in collar with adjacent size "46" and "Dry Clean Only" flag tags. The jersey displays light evident usage wear and remains in outstanding condition with blue piping/trim intact around neck and sleeves. "Baseball Centennial" patch on left sleeve, as worn throughout MLB in 1939, has been replaced with an original period example and it appears that a patch was once present on the right sleeve. Highly visual and seldom offered style. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 461 1932 Philadelphia Phillies panoramic photograph. Sepia toned photograph of the team in Winterhaven, Florida at Spring Training. Exhibits mild age toning throughout with a touch of soiling at lower right corner. Housed within period frame measuring 9.5"x34" overall: EX ($500-$1,000) $363.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 462 Rare 1943 Schoolboy Rowe Philadelphia Phillies professional model jersey with pants and socks. Cream colored flannel jersey has "Phillies" team name across the front in logo font and number "22" on back. "Wilson" manufacturer's tag in collar with adjacent size "44" flag tag. Below is an embroidered strip tag reading "Rowe." Left sleeve displays vintage Stars and Stripes patch. Team name on front has been expertly restored. Pants have similar identical Wilson tag with adjacent size "38" flag tag. Embroidered strip tag in waist reads "Dahlgren 3" (Babe Dahlgren also spent the 1943 season with the Phillies). Fine matched pair offering ideal display qualities with stirrup socks. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$4,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 463 1936 Floyd "Pep" Young Pittsburgh Pirates professional model home jersey. Cream color flannel jersey with "Pirates" team name lettered across the front and player number "26" on back. "A.G. Spalding" manufacturer's tag in collar with "Young" player name embroidered to the right in chain stitch. Note that the collar appears to have once had a different name stitched in which was removed, presumably by the team in the period. Young wore the number 26 with the team from 1933-39. Year designation "36" is embroidered in the tail in matching chain stitch. Moderate wear is evident throughout with a touch of scattered soiling, several moth holes, and small amount of loss to trim around collar. Includes 1937 Pirates souvenir newspaper with player depicted wearing similar style and modern print photo of Arky Vaughan at the 1936 All-Star Game in similar jersey as well. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 464 Scarce 1929 World Series pennant with original cane handle. Desirable original 25" long blue felt pennant with applied white lettering dating to the fabled 1929 Philadelphia Athletics Championship season. Light scattered age toning and a hint of fraying at edges with small strip of loss through letter "E" in Series. Retains original cane shaped bamboo handle (cracked and repaired at center). The only example of this possibly unique style that we have encountered: VG/EX-EX ($2,000-$3,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 465 Lot of (15) photographic postcards related to baseball in Japan c.1930s. Interesting assortment of mostly game action and team photo postcards including an example which bears an uncommon glove and crossed bats cancellation on front. Varying degrees of wear with several having edge chipping a few showing moisture damage and separation of layers. (3) Have been postally used: Range GD-EX/MT, Avg. VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 466 Historic multi-signed baseball of Connie Mack's 1944 "All-Time Team" with Abbott and Costello. On August 4, 1944, baseball notables of past and present gathered at Shibe Park to commemorate Connie Mack and his then (50) year Managerial career in baseball. As part of the festivities Mack compiled and announced his "All-Time Team" comprised of those whom he felt represented the best position players alive at the time. All who were in attendance have signed this F.Frick Official National League baseball including Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson, George Sisler, Eddie Collins, Frank Baker, Honus Wagner, Bill Dickey, Lefty Grove, Tris Speaker, and Al Simmons. Also appearing that evening were comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello who performed their famous "Who's on first?" skit. Both have signed the ball as well. The blue ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10 with only Costello falling lower at 5 out of 10. Ball exhibits even toning/soiling and scattered usage wear. Fascinating assortment of legendary Hall of Famers and two of our Nations' great entertainers who are forever linked to the game. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM (with exception of Costello) ($10,000-$15,000) $10,388.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 467 Ty Cobb autographed check. Personal check filled out in unknown hand and signed at the bottom, "Tyrus R. Cobb." Vintage fountain pen signature rates 7/8 out of having faded slightly. Framed to 15"x20" overall black and white image and engraved descriptive placard. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $438.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 468 1929 World Champion Philadelphia Athletics team signed panoramic photograph. Sepia toned 7.5"x30" photograph of the World Series Champions has been signed by all over their respective image. Notables include Collins, Gleason, Foxx, Mack, and Simmons. The Cochrane is stamped and (5) have been clubhouse signed (Perkins, Bishop, E.Mack, Walberg, and Haas). Signatures rate from 6/7 to 9 out of 10 with majority grading 8 or better. Photo has some damage which is concentrated to the left edge including 2" tear along side and several tears along bottom (affected area measures approximately 4"x1.5"). Framed to 13"x36" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Photo: EX-EX/MT, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($3,000-$5,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 469 Scarce Pie Traynor single signed baseball. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "To Scott, With best regards, Pie Traynor." The blue ink signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Ball exhibits even soiling and mostly minor scattered wear. Tough Hall of Fame single from a Legendary Pittsburgh figure. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sig. EX/MT ($2,500-$3,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 470 Magnificent and rare 1924 Heinie Groh World tour complete uniform. Following their successful campaign of the 1924 season, a select group of players from the National League Champion New York Giants set out to represent the United States on a tour of Europe. A series of games was played with the Chicago White Sox in front of both budding fans of the game and numerous European leaders and Royalty. Special uniforms were constructed for use on the trip with the team's logo (most commonly found on the chest) moved to the sleeve and in its place - a vibrant and colorful 5.25" tall chain stitch embroidered American flag patch. It is speculated that following the tour each participant was presented with their uniform; the offered representing one of the very few to have both survived and subsequently been offered publicly. Pinstriped flannel jersey retains the Giants interlocking "NY" logo on the left sleeve and magnificent all original American flag patch on chest. "Spalding" manufacturer's tag in collar appears next to player name "Groh" which has been chain stitched in red directly into the fabric. Matching pants are tagged in similar fashion within the waistband. Also included are the stirrup socks. The uniform remains in exceptionally well preserved condition exhibiting expected usage wear in the form of game appropriate scattered soiling. Included is a period large format black and white photograph, framed to 21.25"x25.25" overall, depicting various members of the Giants meeting with King George V including Groh himself wearing what appears to be the offered uniform. One of the most dramatic and visual uniform styles of the era and the first we have handled. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-EX/MT ($20,000-$40,000) $35,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 471 Joe DiMaggio professional model baseball bat c.1941-42 (PSA GU 7). Museum quality Joe DiMaggio professional model bat specifically dating to the era in which he hit in (56) consecutive games establishing one of the great individual sporting records of the 20th Century. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" in length and has a current weight of 34.8oz. "Joe DiMaggio" facsimile signature remains prominently burned into the barrel and as do the manufacturer's stampings at mid barrel. The knob has been stamped "35 _", a period factory marking denoting weight at time of production. From April 19, 1940 through September 19, 1942, DiMaggio's Louisville Slugger factory ordering records include the notation "Mark Wgts on End." Those marked "35 _" were specifically sent to DiMaggio in 1941 and 1942 only. Evident usage wear is largely confined to one half of the barrel which displays grain swelling and other general wear. A handle crack has been expertly repaired and is nearly indiscernible along with some heavy wear to the barrel area indicating possible use after its original issue. Graded "GU 7" by John Taube/PSA and for the repaired handle crack. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA: EX ($20,000-$30,000) $20,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 472 Pair of Yankee Stadium seats. Original wooden and cast iron Yankee Stadium seats with flat back construction. The chairs retain a portion of vintage blue paint with black painted numbers "17" and "18" on the top back slats. Remainder of paint has flaked off and there is some white paint on iron arms. Expected wear and rust typically associated with long term outdoor use. Free standing with wooden base: EX-EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 473 Lou Gehrig autograph in framed display. Vintage fountain pen "Lou Gehrig" signature measures approximately 1"x2" and rates 8/9 out of 10. Handsomely matted and framed with 15.5"x24" display which includes black and white photograph (signature is mounted to photo), Yankees NY logo patch, and "Pride of the Yankees Lou Gehrig" titling. Includes full LOA from JSA: Sig. EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 474 Lot of New York Yankees autographs incl. Gehrig c.1937. Pair of paper stock album pages with affixed clipped signatures including Gehrig, Lazzeri, McCarthy, Ruffing, Gomez, Pipgras, Fletcher, Combs, and others. Approximately (4) Yankees signatures are secretarial including Ruth along with several non Yankee player autographs. On back of one page is a mostly secretarial multi-signed letter. Scattered age toning and wear to pages with ink signatures rating 7 to 9 out of 10. One page has been trimmed and has some section missing. Includes auction LOA from JSA: ($1,500-$2,500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 475 Boston Red Sox team photograph c.1920. Period 6.5"x9.25" sepia toned photograph exhibits moderate age toning and scattered wear. Small tape stains at (3) front corners, (2) corners have small chip missing. Back bears "International" stamping and has mounting residue. Handwritten player identifiers on front. Despite noted condition issues, the central image displays nicely and most damage could be matted out. A host of legendary players depicted including Pennock, Hoyt, McGinnis, Hooper, and Manager Ed Barrow: VG ($200-$400) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 476 Babe Ruth single signed baseball. Lightly toned baseball with faded stampings has been signed on the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." Vintage fountain pen signature rates 7 out of 10. Ball has light scattered wear and a surface abrasion on reverse sweetspot. Fine displayable sweetspot example. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Signature: EX-EX/MT ($4,000-$6,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 477 Fine 1926 New York Yankees team photograph. Period 7.5"x9.5" sepia toned team photograph exhibits mild age toning throughout with scattered edge and surface wear. Tape residue evident on edges/corners with central image unaffected. "International Newsreel" stampings on back. Exceptional image offering great clarity/contrast: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 478 Babe Ruth photograph c.1930s. Period sepia toned photograph of Ruth in classic batting pose with Yankee Stadium in the background. Light age toning throughout with a touch of scattered edge/corner wear. Pair of holes along left edge could be matted out. Mounting residue and small area of paper loss on back: Central image displays EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 479 Babe Ruth autographed Athletic Club envelope c.1930s. "Sincerely, Babe Ruth" pencil signature appears on Long Island, NY area Athletic Club envelope. The signature rates 8 out of 10, piece itself display moderate age toning and scattered creasing/wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX, Sig. EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 480 Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1930s with related material. Red and blue stitched Johnny Evers Co. Association League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." Vintage fountain pen signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Ball displays a fine even coloration with a subtle hint of toning and the panel to the left of the signature appears to have had some additional handwriting removed. The ball was obtained by a member of the Harrisburg Senators while the team played an exhibition game against the Yankees in the 1930s. Includes period newspaper account of the game as well as numerous clippings related to the career of Flood, photo of Flood in uniform, and Official Player Release Notices from (2) teams he played on. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball/Sig. Overall EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $3,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 481 Babe Ruth autograph in framed display. Vintage fountain pen "Babe Ruth" signature measures approximately 3"x.75" and rates 8/9 out of 10. Framed with black and white photograph to 21"x27.5" overall. Signature has been authenticated and encapsulated by PSA/DNA. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 482 1915 Cincinnati Reds large format team photograph. Period 10"x11.75" sepia toned team photo including notables Dooin, Killifer, Groh, and Herzog. Mounted to heavy stock cabinet style backing with photographers mask applied to front along with handwritten number over each player. Edges have been trimmed to current dimensions. Studio decal on back along with portion of paper caption/identifier and other notations: Technical VG/EX ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 483 Baseball attributed to 1925 World Series. Red and black stitched Spalding Official National League baseball bears period handwritten notation, "Oct. 9th 1925, first ball of World Series" on the side panel. Opposite side has been signed by Pittsburg Pirates player Babe Adams which was later enhanced. Heavy usage wear evident throughout with soiling and other discoloration. The Pirates faced the defending Champion Washington Senators in a Series that stretched a full (7) games and held on to win the World Series. The ball originates from a prominent Pittsburgh area collection that was assembled over several decades. Includes full LOA from JSA stating that the original underlying Adams signature is authentic: VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 484 First Game at Forbes Field panoramic display piece c.1909. Period photographic display of the first game played at the newly christened Forbes Field on June 30, 1909 with titling above and player vignettes below. Identified within the text as being a "supplement to the index - Pittsburgh's Illustrated Weekly." Marked "Liberty Engraving Co." and displays minor age toning and wrinkling throughout with (3) vertical folds as issued. Framed to 23.5"x48.5" overall: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 485 Figural section of Forbes Field stadium arch c.1909. Incredible relic that was saved upon the demolition of Pittsburgh's Forbes Field. Part of the ornate exterior facade that surrounded the steel and concrete park, this section of terra cotta arch is decorated with an interlocking "PAC" logo. Retains a large portion of its original painted surface, which was one of the distinguishing traits of Forbes Field. One of a very few surviving examples. Approximately 22"x22": EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 486 Fine Pittsburgh Pirates Imperial sized team cabinet photograph c.1891-92. Important 12.25"x16.25" period photograph mounted to original 12.5"x18.5" backing pictures (16) players and Manager Al Buckenberger. Early player identification is exceedingly difficult however we can state with certainty that among those included are Connie Mack and Jake Beckley. Image itself retains fine contrast and is housed within a frame which allows for viewing of a central 10"x16" portion. This area has slightly faded due to light exposure. Otherwise, there is (1) minute scuff over the player seated to far right and other minor scattered surface wear. An approximately 2" tear (taped on back) begins at upper edge of cabinet and extends into view within frame. Balance of the photograph exhibits more distinct tonality. Original mount shows age toning/soiling and edge wear with left hand corner chipping. Several areas of evident water damage are confined to the non-visible portion of mount when in frame. Despite noted condition issues, the photographic portion remains in exceptionally well preserved condition and displays at roughly the EX-EX/MT level. Oversized 19th century Major League team images of quality are notably rare with the offered example being the first of its type that we have encountered: Photo: EX-EX/MT, Mount: VG ($5,000-$7,500) $7,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 487 Pittsburgh Rebels (Federal League) real photo postcard c.1914-15. Desirable original real photo postcard depicting the Pittsburgh team from the upstart Federal League. Mild age toning and light scattered corner and edge wear. Several very minor spots of residue on front surface. Back had postcard markings along with mounting residue and handwritten ink notation: VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 488 Vintage "Scorecard" tobacco tin c.1910s. Period tin with applied paper label featuring twice repeated design incorporating a scorecard background listing star players of the day including Cobb, Wagner, Baker, and Mathewson. Overprinted is "Scorecard" titling. Large portion of original tax stamp remains affixed. Raised "Factory no. 812 25 1st Dist PA." lettering on bottom. Age toning/rust discoloration throughout with very minor loss at a few portions of label. Other minor scattered chipping/wear. Only such example that we have encountered: VG/EX-EX ($1,000-$2,000) $1,210.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 489 Early baseball themed pocket watch c.1890s. Period watch has baseball player illustrations at each hour mark. Marked "Equity" on face and "Equity Watch Co., Boston 7 Jewels" on interior. Moderate wear throughout with a few surface knicks. It is possible that the back casing/cover is a replacement (marked differently): EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 490 Jake Daubert professional model baseball bat c.1920s. Daubert enjoyed a lengthy career stretching from his rookie 1910 campaign with the Brooklyn Superbas through his tenure with the Cincinnati Reds which began in 1919 as a member of the touted World Championship Team. He was the 1913 NL MVP and won the 1913 and 14 NL batting titles as part of a string of (10) .300 seasons and is regarded by some as one of the greatest players of his era who is not in the Hall of Fame. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34" and weighs 40oz. Centerbrand and facsimile signature stampings remain well pronounced within the barrel which displays usage wear in the form of ball and cleat marks and grain swelling. The bat appears to have had professionally executed restoration at places throughout. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 491 1906 Chicago Cubs large format photograph. Scarce 16"x20" period photograph of the 1906 National League Champions who set the record for wins in a season with 116. Exhibits soiling and scattered wear with several chips missing at edges. The photo has been professionally cleaned and mounted to conservation backing with small area of inpainting. Appears to have faded photographers notation in lower right corner. Period photographs of this large size are of notable rarity with the offered example showing fine display qualities. Framed to 26.5"x22" overall: VG/EX ($1,500-$2,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 492 February 22, 1866 American Academy of Music "Athletic Base Ball Club" Ball archive. Remarkable quartet of pieces related to a complementary ball thrown by the American Academy of Music including heavy stock gilt embossed invitation, pictorial envelope, admission ticket, and fold over paper stock program. Although early roster information is hard to obtain we can confirm that several period players are listed within the program including sporting goods pioneer (and then A's player) A.Reach. Light wear/age toning throughout (slightly more so to envelope). Exceptionally early and highly visual grouping related to professional baseball in Philadelphia: Envelope VG/EX-EX, Balance EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 493 1886 Philadelphia Athletics vs. St. Louis Browns scorecard. Original heavy stock fold over scorecard issued for game played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia. Printed rosters include notables Robinson, Comiskey, and Caruthers. The Browns would go on to win the Championship. Light edge and corner wear with expected age toning throughout and minimal other soiling. Neatly scored in pencil: VG/EX-EX ($200-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 494 Rare Reach baseball equipment store display sign c.1910-15. Striking painted tin sign issued by the A.J. Reach Company to advertise its line of baseball equipment. Beautiful color graphics adorn the front of the sign picturing a player leaping for a baseball at the right side and a Reach first baseman's mitt at the left. The front features raised lettering, glove, and player graphics creating an excellent visual. The reverse contains printed instructions for retailers requesting that the signs be displayed prominently in their stores. 6"x13" Marked by the Meek Co., OH. Colors remain very strong with moderate toning and surface wear/scrapes throughout. Incredible rarity with graphics of the highest quality for the period: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $4,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 495 Lot of (35) Chicago Cubs player photographs c.1917. Fine collection of period photography with subjects including team President Charles Weeghman, Manager Fred Mitchell, Three Finger Brown, Cy Williams, Hippo Vaughn, Heinie Zimmerman, and Larry Doyle. Most are pictured in Cubs uniform, several are as member of the team which the player was on the previous season. Varying degrees of wear throughout with most having pinholes at corners, general age toning/soiling, and light to moderate edge wear/chipping. Three images have measurable tear or large chip which intrudes upon central images. Good number have period handwritten identifier and many are stamped with raised lettering "Phototone Co." marking. Also includes John McGraw photograph with paper caption affixed. Generally approximately 8"x10" with a few smaller. Includes letter of provenance from the family: Range GD/VG-EX/MT (1 lesser), Avg. VG/EX ($500-$750) $304.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 496 1917 Chicago Cubs Spring Training panoramic team photograph. Remarkably well preserved period sepia toned photograph measuring 8"x43" has imprinted "Chicago Cubs At Training Camp, Tournament Park Pasadena Calif. Feb 27, 1917" captioning. Moderate even age toning is evident when viewing from the front along with the slightest hint of silvering. Light edge wear with several vertical breaks to the surface resulting from unrolling of the photo after decades of rolled storage. Matted and framed. Includes letter of provenance from the family: EX-EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 497 1897 Chicago Colts (Cubs) vs. Cincinnati Reds scorecard. Desirable original scorecard issued for game played at West Side Park featuring period notables Cap Anson, Dummy Hoy, and Bid McPhee. Ornate and colorful cover design including vignettes of players/personnel and period advertisements. Maintains a well preserved appearance although the cover is no longer affixed and split at the bound edge. General age toning throughout with scattered corner and edge wear and chipping. Vertical center fold. Includes letter of provenance from the family: Technical PR-GD with far better appearance ($200-$400) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 498 Scarce 1908 Chicago Cubs World Champions pendant presented to team executive Charles Williams. The 1908 Chicago Cubs enjoyed a spectacular season which culminated in their second consecutive World Series Championship under the leadership of player/Manager Frank Chance. It was their third straight National League Championship and the second year in a row that they defeated Ty Cobb and the Detroit Tigers to win the Series. The legendary trio of Tinker, Evers, and Chance were backed up by a pitching staff which included Three Finger Brown and the cumulative effort won (99) games edging out the Pirates and Giants in the final days of the regular season. The offered pendant was presented to long time Cubs executive Charles G. Williams. It features a center stone set within a baseball diamond surrounded by "World's Champions 1908" in relief and Garland style decoration around the edge. Engraved on the back, "Chas. G Williams" and marked "F.H.CO." Chain is marked "14K." Early Championship jewelry is exceedingly rare with this being among the finest pieces of the category which we have handled. Very minor surface wear. Includes letter of provenance from the family: EX/MT ($20,000-$30,000) $30,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 499 1908 Chicago Cubs World Series Champions pendant presented to team executive Charles Williams c.1909. Presentational charm awarded to the reigning World Series victors during the following season. Features the classic "Cubbie" mascot sitting atop the earth with "09" on front in relief. A pair of crossed bats comprise the background and the Cub is holding a stone. Although a few of these figural award pieces have been offered, the majority were altered (turned into pins or tie bars) and this is the first to come to market in some time which we have documented in its original form. Magnificent piece of early Championship jewelry employing one of the most recognizable figural mascots of the era. Very minor surface wear. Includes letter of provenance from the family: EX/MT ($15,000-$20,000) $20,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 500 1908 "A Yard of The National Game" Chicago Cubs team panoramic photograph. 12"x38" Black and white printed photographic display piece pictures a large stadium view in the center surrounded by vignette photos of the Cubs players. Players include Tinker, Evers, Chance, Steinfeldt, and Brown. The photo has been trimmed around the edges, which once had two standing bear mascots at either end. Extensive wear throughout inclusive of rips, significant tears, age toning, soiling, water damage, and edge curling. Includes original mailing tube: PR ($200-$400) $0.00
 
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