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Back Items For The Auction of November 12, 2011  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 201 1934 All-Star Game program. Well preserved original program for game played at The Polo Grounds. High grade example displays consistent light age toning with a touch of wear at corners. Bound edge intact but there are minute separations at areas. National League pitcher Carl Hubbell put on a legendary performance in the second All-Star Game by striking out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, and Al Simmons in succession. The American League bounced back to win the game 9-7. Very fine example of this highly sought after program: Strong EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 202 1935 All-Star Game program. Original program issued for game played at Cleveland Stadium. Light evident wear largely confined to edges/corners with a hint of exterior age toning and a few incidental wrinkles. Relatively clean interior has been partially scored in pencil. The American League was once again the winner behind (6) innings of pitching from Lefty Gomez and a Jimmie Foxx homerun: VG/EX-EX ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 203 1937 All-Star Game program. Original program issued for game played at Griffith Stadium. Covers display corner and edge wear inclusive of light to moderate chipping and creasing. Bound edge is split at top and bottom remaining approximately 40% intact. Unscored in interior has scattered ink notations. An unbelievable (21) future Hall of Famers played in the game which was won by the American League 8-3. President FDR was on hand to throw the first pitch and is pictured on the program cover: GD-VG ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 204 1938 All-Star Game program. Original program issued for game played at Crosley Field. Light to moderate wear evident on covers largely confined to edges/corners with a few stray pencil marks and slightly more pronounced crease on back cover. Generally clean interior is unscored. The National League won for the second time in All-Star Game history lead by Johnny Vander Meer in his double no-hit season: VG/EX-EX ($300-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 205 1939 All-Star Game program. Well preserved original program for game played at Yankee Stadium. Displays mild consistent age toning throughout with minimal corner/edge wear. Minute tear at front right edge and there are a series of very minor surface wrinkles which affect all pages, mentioned for accuracy. Unscored. 1939 Marked the first All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium and honorary Captain Lou Gehrig watched as the AL won 3-1: EX/MT appearance ($300-$400) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 206 1940 All-Star Game program. Original program issued for game played at Sportsmans Park. Well preserved example exhibiting light scattered wear at edges/corners. Back cover has a series of now light pencil lines. Neatly scored in pencil. The National League won in the first shutout in All-Star Game history: EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 207 1941 All-Star Game program. Original program issued for game played at Briggs Stadium. Well preserved example exhibiting light wear and a touch of scuffing. Scored neatly on the interior. The American League won 7-5 behind the clutch hitting of Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio who were both in the midst of record setting seasons: EX-EX/MT ($150-$300) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 208 1942 All-Star Game program. Original program issued for game played at the Polo Grounds. Well preserved with consistent moderate age toning and mostly minor wear confined to edges/corners. Period notation on cover, neatly scored on interior. The American League won 3-1 in the first All-Star Game of the war era, which featured several players who would then put their careers on hold in order to serve their country. One of the rarest of all All-Star Game programs: EX ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 209 1943 All-Star Game program. Original program issued for game played at Shibe Park. Retains fine eye appeal with evident wear inclusive of corner/edge wear, surface wrinkles, several small creases, a hint of discoloration, and vertical center fold. Unscored. Scarce program from a very lightly attended game which was won by the American League: VG-VG/EX ($150-$300) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 210 1944 All-Star Game program. Original program issued for game played at Forbes Field. Wear evident throughout inclusive of corner/edge wear, surface wrinkles, several small creases, a hint of discoloration, and small separation at lower bound edge. Neatly scored on the interior. Seldom offered program from one of the least attended All-Star Games of the period which was won by the National League: VG-VG/EX ($150-$300) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 211 1946 All-Star Game program. Scarce original program issued for game played at Fenway Park. Moderate consistent age toning throughout with a touch of scattered wear inclusive of several chips at edges. Unscored with several pencil notations erased from front cover. Seldom offered and displays at higher level than technical grade would indicate. The American League won 12-0 with many of the stars returning after a year at war: Technical VG ($150-$300) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 212 Rare and important 1903 World Series program (at Pittsburgh). Original program issued for game played at Exposition Park, remains in very well preserved condition. Consistent light toning to covers which show a touch of wear at edges/corners. Front cover has (1) small hole (approximately 3/8" long), back cover has small tear (approximately same size) at left edge. A pair of vertical fold lines run throughout all pages along with some wrinkling as the program was likely folded in thirds and slid into a back pocket. Remarkably, the bound edge remains fully intact. Clean interior has Pirates star players pictured throughout and pre-printed lineups on unscored center page. The rarity of this program can not be overstated with this being, to the best of our knowledge, the only time an example has been offered publicly. We are aware of one other copy which resides in the Baseball Hall of Fame. As one of the sole survivors from National Pastime's very first World Series, the importance is indisputable. Arguably the most significant post-1900 baseball publication ever offered and likely a once in a lifetime opportunity: Technical VG-VG/EX ($50,000-$100,000) $210,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 213 1905 World Series program (at New York). After refusing an offer to play the Boston Americans at the close of the 1904 season, New York Giants owner John T. Brush eagerly accepted the challenge from Athletics ownership to play a best of seven game series in 1905. Surely Brush knew that his team, which was lead by Christy Mathewson, would make quick work of the NL Champ A's, and they did not disappoint. New York took the second modern-era World Series in five games with Mathewson pitching, and winning, a remarkable three complete games. All of the games were plagued by inclement weather which likely accounts for the extreme rarity of any related paper matter which would have been on hand, including programs. Original program issued for game played at the Polo Grounds, scored neatly in pencil for Game 2 which was played October 10. Consistent wear throughout front and back covers inclusive of edge/corner wear and chipping, scattered creasing (most of which does not fully break the surface), and more pronounced horizontal center fold. Lower right front corner reinforced with tape from the back; two left hand corners of back cover missing. The bound edge has separated and the covers are affixed to first interior facing pages with strip of adhesive along extreme edge. Color touched up slightly with nearly matched orange in several places: Technical PR-GD with note to separation ($4,000-$6,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 214 April 18, 1923 Yankee Stadium Opening Day program. Desirable original program issued for the first game played at Yankee Stadium between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Overall appearance is perhaps the strongest that we have encountered with light evident wear confined to edges/corners. The front cover has a small tear (.5") at upper edge and several minute chips to orange colored border. Spine has had professionally executed restoration. Interior pages are generally clean with expected light age toning and scorecard has been neatly filled out in pencil. It appears that a vertical fold was pressed out, however there is no visible evidence of this on front cover and it is mentioned purely for the sake of accuracy. Original programs from this historic game have become exceedingly rare and desirable. When Yankee Stadium first opened on April 18, 1923, more than 25,000 fans had to be turned away at the gates, though most, sensing the historical significance of the occasion, lingered outside in the cold just to hear the sounds of music and the roar of the crowd. Before the game Babe Ruth famously said, "I'd give a year of my life if I can hit a home run in the first game in this new park". His wish, and that of the tens of thousands in attendance, came true. In the third inning, the Sultan of Swat christened "The House That Ruth Built" by hammering the first home run in Yankee Stadium history. With the regard to display value, this is the finest copy of this program which we have handled: Displays EX ($5,000-$10,000) $9,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 215 1906 World Series program (at Chicago Original program issued for game played at the West Side Grounds, scored in pencil for Game 5 which was played October 13. Consistent age toning throughout front/back covers and interior pages. Binding remains largely intact with 1/4" separation at top, 1" separation at bottom, and varying degrees of minute separation through center portion. Vertical centerfold is visible but has limited effect on display qualities. Small crease at lower right corner of front cover. Other exterior wear/soiling is relatively minor. Interior pages remain well preserved with second to last having small chip at upper edge and last having slightly more substantial tear resulting in approximately .5"x2" section along top edge missing near binding (this small piece is present and affixed to the preceding page). Despite noted condition issues the offered likely represents one of the most well preserved of a very few copies of this program known to exist: Technical VG/EX with strong EX or better display qualities ($10,000-$15,000) $9,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 216 1906 World Series program (at Chicago). Original unscored program issued for game played at South Side Park. Light consistent age toning throughout front/back covers and interior pages. Binding remains largely intact with small separation at top and bottom. Light to moderate edge and corner wear/chipping. A tear which begins approximately 3.5" up from bottom left corner extends approximately 3" in at a downward angle through the entire program. Interior pages clean: Technical GD (with note to tear), displays at EX level ($4,000-$6,000) $10,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 217 Exquisite 1907 World Series program (at Chicago). Original program issued for game played at the West Side Grounds. Front cover remains vibrant and almost unaffected by age or wear, with only condition flaws worthy of note being a small chip at center of upper edge and top right corner crease (graphic unaffected). Remarkably, the bound edge is near fully intact. The well preserved state is likely a result of decades of storage within an album/scrapbook. The back cover has been expertly cleaned to reverse the effects of mounting with restoration work that appears limited to repair of a small half circle tear and laying down of the printed upper paper surface to its more sturdy backing. Moderate scattered surface loss is confined to the right hand portion of the back cover. Unscored with uniformly clean interior. One of the finest programs within this run with regard to condition and visually appealing front cover graphic: EX/MT (with note to restoration) ($5,000-$7,500) $8,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 218 Very fine 1908 World Series program (at Chicago). Original program issued for game played at the West Side Grounds, scored neatly in pencil for Game (2) which was played October 11. Strong condition example displays consistent light corner/edge wear and hint of soiling to front and back covers. Bound edge is remarkably intact. For the sake of accuracy a minute tear is evident along the upper edge of the back cover. Interior is uniformly clean. One of the great rarities within the field with only a scant few examples having been previously offered: EX/MT ($15,000-$20,000) $28,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 219 1911 World Series program (at Philadelphia). Original program issued for game played at Shibe Park, scored neatly in pencil for Game (2) which was played October 16. Consistent wear to front and back covers inclusive of scattered toning, creasing, and edge/corner chipping/tears. Bounds edge remains largely intact with 1" separation at top, 3/4" at bottom, and several minute separations through the balance. Interior pages clean with scattered mostly minor wrinkling. Vertical fold through center. A deceptively scarce program with an extremely limited number having made their way into the marketplace. Despite noted condition issues and technical grade, retains fine display qualities with the colorful front cover boasting the ever popular A's mascot elephant: GD-VG ($4,000-$6,000) $8,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 220 1913 World Series program (at Philadelphia). Original program issued for game played at Shibe Park. Light to moderate scattered toning/soiling and cover corner/edge wear. Bound edge remains largely intact with hint of separation at top and bottom. Interior is generally clean with the delicate scorecard pages (printed on very thin stock) wrinkled/creased and displaying a missing corner. Vertical center fold evident but well pressed out and not distracting. The program has benefited, in several areas, from expertly done professional restoration which may include work to the binding: VG/EX-EX with note to restoration ($2,000-$3,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 221 1914 World Series program (at Philadelphia). In one of the greatest World Series upsets of all-time the Boston "Miracle Braves" swept the Philadelphia Athletics in (4) games to take home the 1914 Championship. It was a less than fitting end to the A's dominance of baseball during the previous (5) seasons, but made heroes out of the less than likely squad from Boston. Original program issued for game played at Shibe Park, neatly scored in pencil for Game (1) which was played October 9. Light cover wear is confined to edges and corners with a very few scattered minute tears/chips. Central graphic remains unaffected. Bound edge is near fully intact with 1" split at bottom. Interior is uniformly clean. Choice example of this very scarce program: strong EX-EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 222 1911 World Series program (at New York). Original program issued for game played at the Polo Grounds, scored neatly in pencil for Game (3) which was played October 17. Front cover displays a hint of discoloration due to age, with a hint of scattered surface, edge, and corner wear. Back exhibits just a touch more wear. A vertical center fold breaks the surface slightly on both sides. Bound edge remains largely intact with scattered hint of separation, the most pronounced being a 1/2" section above the top staple. Clean interior with only fault worthy of mention being the vertical fold and separation of scorecard center page. There are approximately (4) small pencil markings on front cover: VG/EX-EX with EX-EX/MT display qualities ($2,000-$3,000) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 223 1912 World Series program (at Boston). Original program issued for game played at Fenway Park, scored neatly in pencil for Game (2), which was played October 9. Well preserved example with consistent subtle age toning to covers, which displays light corner/edge wear. Bound edge is intact with minute loss at extreme corners. Interior is uniformly clean: EX-EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 224 1912 World Series program (at Boston). Original program issued for game played at Fenway Park. Light scattered exterior wear with intact bound edge. Pair of vertical folds, each a third of the way in from left/right edge, are evident but hardly distracting. Unscored with uniformly clean interior: strong EX ($1,000-$2,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 225 1912 World Series program (at New York). Original program issued for game played at the Polo Grounds/Brush Stadium, scored neatly in pencil for Game (1). General scattered wear inclusive of corner/edge wear and chipping (1/4"x4" strip missing at upper right cover corner), several small tears, and light soiling. Bound edge has split and was reinforced in (3) places with tape. Interior displaying scattered wear with a few small tears at edges and similar large chip to first page. Center page separated. Despite technical grade, this remains a suitable example for display: PR/GD-GD ($1,500-$2,500) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 226 1918 World Series program (at Boston). Original program issued for game played at Fenway Park. Light age toning throughout with minor scattered wear at edges. Bound edge retains its integrity in holding the program together, however is split from the bottom corner up through the lower staple and from the top down approximately 1.5". Vertical centerfold has been well pressed out and hardly detracts. An exceptional rarity printed on the most fragile of paper stock: Technical EX with EX/MT appearance ($5,000-$7,500) $9,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 227 1915 World Series program (at Boston). Original program issued for game played at Braves Field, scored neatly in pencil for Game (3) which was played October 11. Moderate areas of scattered discoloration on front/backs covers which display creasing/wrinkling throughout. Interior has similar wrinkling throughout and the program has a vertical center fold. Bound edge fully intact: VG ($2,500-$3,500) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 228 1916 World Series program (at Boston). Original program issued for game played at Braves Field, scored neatly in pencil for Game (2) which was played October 9. Very minor scattered discoloration on front/back and general wrinkling throughout covers and interior. Bound edge split 1" at top and 2" up from bottom: VG ($1,000-$2,000) $3,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 229 1913 World Series program (at New York). Original program issued for game played at the Polo Grounds. Consistent light age toning throughout covers with minor scattered edge and corner wear. Wear is a hint more pronounced on back cover. Interior, which is separated from covers, displays minor scattered soiling and wear/wrinkling. Program is unscored with vertical center fold which does not break front cover surface: VG/EX-EX appearance ($2,000-$3,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 230 1917 World Series program (at New York). With World War I raging overseas the 1917 World Series provided a much needed distraction for the American public at large. The Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants (4) games to (2) in what would be team owner Charles Comiskey's last moment of glory; (2) years later his players would rock the baseball world, throwing the 1919 World Series with (8) being banished from the game for life. Original program issued for game played at the Polo Grounds/Brush Stadium, neatly scored in pencil for Game (3) which was played on October 10. The program currently exhibits just a hint of cover discoloration with light wear visible on corners/edges. Small tear at right edge on front and (2) back corners have been expertly restored, as has the bound edge which has replaced staples. In addition to being scored, the center pages have numerous game related notations; game attendance and score also written on cover. One of the most visually pleasing examples we have handled: EX/MT with note to restoration ($2,500-$3,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 231 1919 World Series program (at Cincinnati). Perhaps the most storied World Series ever played, the 1919 contest pitted the heavily favored Chicago White Sox against the Cincinnati Reds. Although the Series stretched to (8) games, many had no doubt who would win; (8) Chicago players had conspired with outside gamblers to throw games for money. "The Fix" left an indelible mark on baseball's history and ended the careers of some of the greatest players of the era. Original program issued for game played at Redland Field, neatly scored in ink for Game (2) which was played on October 2. Moderate soiling throughout covers, which display scattered wrinkling and corner/edge wear. Bound edge has been professionally restored/reinforced and staples have been replaced. Additional work has been done to repair several other flaws. Interior pages show a hint of water damage at right front and there are a series of pencil check marks/arrows related to the players: VG with note to restoration ($1,000-$2,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 232 1920 World Series program (at Cleveland). After a close race in American League, Cleveland went on to face the Brooklyn Robins in the 1920 World Series which they would ultimately win (5) games to (2). It was the first Championship in club history, and one of only two that they have recorded. Original program issued for game played at Dunn Field, scored in ink for Game (7) which was played on October 12. Uniquely constructed program features a heavy cardboard stock center scorecard section with (1) interior page and then the cover (current total page count front to back is (6) including covers and scorecard - other examples which we have encountered have between 8 and 12). Light to moderate age toning and corner/edge wear evident on covers, slightly more discoloration to interior. It appears that the binding has largely, perhaps entirely, been expertly repaired with staples replaced: Apparent VG/EX with note to restoration and page count ($1,500-$3,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 233 1921 World Series program (at Giants). Original program issued for game played at the Polo Grounds. Light exterior age toning with scattered wear, largely confined to corners/edges. Bound edge remains intact with approximately .5" split at top and bottom. Back has toned strip running along edge suggesting that program may have been mounted within an album at one time. Interior is generally clean with scorecard page having tape along binding (not obtrusive) and resellers stamp on last page. Vertical center fold well pressed out: VG/EX-EX ($1,000-$2,000) $1,514.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 234 1923 World Series program (at Giants). Original program issued for game played at the Polo Grounds, partially scored in pencil for unidentified game. Light exterior age toning and general wear which is largely confined to edges/corners. Bound edge intact. Interior is largely clean with scattered light wear and wrinkling. Vertical centerfold slightly breaks front cover surface. Extreme right edge of front cover was at one time folded over, but now lays flat with evidence of such only visible from interior: VG/EX-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 235 1923 World Series program (at Yankees). Original program issued for game played at Yankee Stadium. Moderate exterior age toning and scattered wear inclusive of corner/edge wear and minimal scuffing. Bound edge separated approximately 1" at top and 2.5" at bottom. Interior has light scattered wrinkling with very minimal scattered toning/soiling spots. Desirable relic from the first World Series played at Yankee Stadium: VG-VG/EX ($1,500-$2,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 236 1924 World Series program (at New York). Original program issued for game played at the Polo Grounds. Hint of age toning and moderate scattered wear throughout covers which have separated at bound edge and are presently affixed to the balance with a series of tape strips. Interior is unscored and largely clean: GD-VG with note to covers, VG-VG/EX appearance ($750-$1,250) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 237 1924 World Series program (at Washington). Original program issued for game played at Griffith Stadium. Touch of age toning and minor wear to covers, most prominent affected area being right edge of front. Interior is clean and unscored. Well preserved example: EX ($500-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 238 Rare 1925 World Series program (at Pittsburgh). Original program issued for game played at Forbes Field, displays consistent age toning and mostly minor wrinkling throughout. Appears to have been vertically folded at one time with (3) distinct sections visible but by no means obtrusive when viewed from the back. When displayed, the front exhibits at far higher level than technical grade would indicate. Only the second example of this very tough program which we have handled: Technical VG-VG/EX with EX or better appearance ($2,000-$4,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 239 Rare 1925 World Series program (at Washington). Original program issued for game played at Griffith Stadium, scored neatly in pencil for Game (4) which was played October 11. Well preserved covers show mild consistent soiling/toning with light wear largely confined to edges/corners. They appear to have separated along the bound edge and were professionally reaffixed to each other and then the balance of the program. Brittle interior pages have held up well with expected wear at edges. Several of the most central have separated from the binding. Scorecard page split at center fold line and has been professionally mounted, at the extreme interior edges, to their facing pages. Noted condition/restoration issues aside, this is an exceptional survivor and one of the few complete examples to have surfaced: Presents as VG-VG/EX with note to restoration, displays VG/EX-EX ($2,000-$4,000) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 240 1926 World Series program (at New York). Original program issued for game played at Yankee Stadium. Light age toning evident on covers which show a hint of corner and edge wear. Small tear at right edge. Bound edge separated from lower corner up through bottom staple, balance is intact. Relatively clean, unscored interior. Vertical centerfold has been well pressed out: Technical VG/EX with EX-EX/MT appearance ($750-$1,250) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 241 1926 World Series program and ticket stub (at St. Louis). Original program issued for game played at Sportsman's Park, scored neatly in pencil for Game (3) which was played on October 5. Moderate exterior handling wear and scattered light creasing. Back cover displays evidence of mounting with a hint of discoloration from glue at areas. Upper surface of paper has been professionally reaffixed in (2) or (3) places and there are scattered areas of minute loss. Interior is lightly toned with small amount of transfer from scoring evident throughout. Vertical centerfold has been well pressed out. Includes Game (3) ticket stub which shows similar evidence of prior mounting: Program VG-VG/EX, Stub VG/EX ($1,000-$2,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 242 1927 World Series program (at New York). Original program issued for game played at Yankee Stadium, scored neatly in pencil for Game (4), which was played on October 8. It would be the final game in the Yankees (4) game sweep of the Pirates with Babe Ruth hitting a homerun. Light age toning and corner/edge wear. Bound edge has .5" separation at top. Interior has scattered wrinkling. Horizontal centerfold breaks front cover surface: VG ($1,000-$2,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 243 High grade 1927 World Series program (at New York). Original program issued for game played at Yankee Stadium. Remains in very well preserved condition with hint of consistent toning and very minor scattered wear. One of the strongest from this highly desirable year that we have seen or handled: EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 244 1928 World Series program (at St. Louis). Original program issued for game played at Sportsman's Park, scored neatly in pencil for Game (3), which was played on October 7. Remains in well preserved condition with a hint of scattered edge/corner wear and light wrinkling. Minimal interior toning/wear with scorecard page partially separated from balance: EX ($500-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 245 1928 World Series program (at New York). Original program issued for game played at Yankee Stadium, neatly scored in pencil for Game (2) which was played October 5. Very light exterior age toning with a hint of corner/edge wear. Clean interior. Very well preserved example: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 246 1929 World Series program with mailing envelope (at Chicago). Original program issued for game played at Wrigley Field. Choice example having been well preserved through years of storage within its original envelope. Cover displays light scattered wear with uncommonly sharp corners/edges. Interior is clean and unscored: EX-EX/MT, Envelope GD-VG ($500-$1,000) $396.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 247 1929 World Series program (at Chicago). Original program issued for game played at Wrigley Field, scored neatly in pencil for Game (1) which was played October 8. Scattered corner/edge wear to cover which displays horizontal center fold. Clean interior: VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 248 1929 World Series program (at Philadelphia). Original program issued for game played at Shibe Park, scored in ink for Game (3) which was played October 11. Moderate age toning and general scattered wear to covers with small chip missing at lower right front corner. Bound edge has separated and is presently secured with tape, which further affixes front/back to balance of program. Minor scattered wear to a few interior pages; several of which bear ink marks: Presents as VG with VG/EX display qualities ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 249 1931 World Series program (at St. Louis). Original program issued for game played at Sportsman's Park. Moderate age toning to covers with light scattered wear largely confined to edges. Very minor scattered wear to unscored interior: VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $218.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 250 1930 World Series program (at St. Louis) autographed by Babe Ruth. Original program issued for game played at Sportsman's Park. Light scattered age toning to covers with front having several vertical creases at right edge and back having (4) spots of mounting residue. Interior is clean and unscored. Vertical center fold. Signed on the back, "To Don Cosby, From Babe Ruth" in pencil rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Program VG/EX, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 251 1931 World Series program (at Philadelphia). Original program issued for game played at Shibe Park. Light age toning to exterior which displays very minor scattered wear. Interior is very clean and retains original, stapled in paper stock scorecard at centerfold: Strong EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 252 1932 World Series program (at New York). Original program issued for game played at Yankee Stadium, scored neatly in pencil for Game 1, which was played September 28. Hint of discoloration to covers which show minimal wear at corners/edges. Clean interior: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $625.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 253 1932 World Series program (at Chicago) scored Game (3) with ticket stub (Ruth's "called shot"). Original program issued for game played at Wrigley Field, scored neatly in pencil from Game (3) which was played on October 1. In one of the most storied moments in all of baseball, Babe Ruth, facing merciless heckling from the opposing Chicago Cubs bench, pointed to the centerfield bleachers. Pitcher Charlie Root dealt the next pitch which the Babe hit out of the park. Light evident corner and edge wear to covers with clean interior. Ticket stub has been affixed to the center scorecard page which has preserved it well (small pencil date notation): Program EX-EX/MT, Stub displays EX/MT+ ($2,000-$3,000) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 254 1933 World Series program (at Washington). Original program issued for game played at Griffith Stadium, scored neatly in pencil for Game (5) which was played October 7. Minor wear and scattered soiling: EX ($250-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 255 1933 World Series program (at New York). Original program issued for game played at the Polo Grounds, partially scored neatly in pencil for Game (2) which was played October 4. Very minor corner and edge wear with pair of small tears within right hand front cover border: EX ($250-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 256 1934 World Series program (at Detroit). Original program issued for game played at Navin Field. Unscored and in fine overall condition with a hint of consistent toning and very minor scattered wear: Strong EX/MT ($200-$400) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 257 1934 World Series program (at St. Louis). Original program issued for game played at Sportsman's Park. Light scattered toning and wear with vertical center fold. Evident water damage at right hand side more so affecting interior pages: VG/EX-EX ($200-$400) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 258 1935 World Series programs (2). Program issued for game played at Wrigley Field, exhibits light scattered toning and wear with creasing evident but obtrusive on both covers; program issued for game played at Navin Field, exhibits moderate scattered wear throughout covers extending to several interior pages: VG-VG/EX ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 259 1936 World Series program autographed by Babe Ruth, et. al. Original program has been signed on the back cover, "Babe Ruth" in pencil rating 8/9 out of 10. Below is the signature of period singing star Kate Smith and an additional unidentified individual (purple ink rating 6/7 to 7 out of 10). Program exhibits light to moderate scattered corner and edge wear with age toning throughout and vertical centerfold. Interior remains clean and unscored. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Program VG/EX-EX, Ruth Sig. EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 260 1939 World Series programs (2). Includes original programs to games played at both Yankee Stadium and Crosley Field. Light scattered wear with a hint of age toning, slightly more so to Reds program. Both unscored: VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 261 1940 World Series programs (2). Includes original programs to games played at both Briggs Stadium and Crosley Field. Light scattered wear with a hint of age toning, slightly more so to Reds program. Tigers edition has no center scorecard page, Reds is neatly scored in ink: VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 262 Exceedingly scarce 1919 World Series press pin at Chicago. Striking gilt and enamelwork press pin as issued for the 1919 World Series games played at Chicago's Comiskey Park featuring a bust image of Charles Comiskey flanked by two "Sox" emblems. The pin remains in fine overall condition displaying a touch of surface wear at high points on the face and several spots on edge. Blue enamel fully intact. Back is marked "The Greenduck Co, Chicago." and retains threaded post and screw down closure. As is more often than not the case, the silk ribbon is not present. One of the most desirable pieces in the genre and only the second we have brought to auction in nearly (20) years: EX/MT ($7,500-$10,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 263 1915 World Series Game (2) ticket stub. Original ticket stub to historic game which was attended by Woodrow Wilson, marking the first time a sitting President watched a World Series game live. Light edge and corner wear with scattered creasing which only slightly breaks the printed surface: VG-VG/EX ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 264 1912 World Series ticket stub (at Fenway Park). Rare original ticket stub issued Game (2), numbered game (1), as it was the first played at Fenway (Series opened in New York). Light evident corner and edge wear with minimal scattered creasing, none of which breaks the surface coloration. Christy Mathewson went a full (12) innings before the game was called due to darkness: VG/EX ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 265 1915 World Series Braves Field press pass. Heavy paper stock credit card sized "Press Exchange Ticket" for Game (1) at Braves Field (actually Game 3 in the Series with first two played in Philadelphia). Mostly minor scattered wear and vertical crease at center: Technical VG-VG/EX with note to crease, EX or better appearance ($200-$400) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 266 1911 World Series Game (5) full ticket. Original ticket issued for game played at the Polo Grounds on October 25, 1911 (numbered for third game played at Polo Grounds which was fifth game overall). Facing Eddie Plank, the Giants were on the brink of elimination. They managed to hold the eventual Series Champion A's to (3) runs and won when Larry Doyle scored in the 10th inning. Full ticket has punched cancellation and exhibits general wear throughout, toning, edge chipping, loss to upper corner and vertical center crease: Displays VG-VG/EX, Technical GD-VG ($400-$600) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 266a 1920 World Series ticket stub. Original full ticket stub as issued for game #6 (third game at Cleveland) played between Cleveland and Brooklyn played at Cleveland. The Indians prevailed in that game by a final score of 1 to 0. Ticket has several line creases and a few abrasion spots to the verso: VG ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 267 Baseball decorated ceramic tankard c.1880s-1900. Cobalt blue painted stein featuring baseball scene on one half, soccer on the other. In fine overall condition with little to no evident wear: EX/MT ($250-$500) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 268 "Our National Ball Game" board c.1887. Color lithographic game board offering fine display qualities depicts a period baseball game in action. Well preserved with mostly minor scattered surface/edge wear. Framed to 21.25" square (secured within frame with tape at each corner, it is unknown if this could be removed): VG-VG/EX ($500-$1,000) $293.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 269 Scarce baseball figural statue by N.Muller, New York c.1868. One of the most desirable 19th century baseball statues by the most prolific baseball related figural artist of the period. Constructed of white metal, the statue retains a fine percentage of its original bronze wash, which has paginated nicely to a deep brown finish. Signed by Muller in raised lettering on the top of base and underneath with No. "533". 10" tall with a well uniformed batsman awaiting a pitch. Overall condition is very fine. Notable opportunity to acquire a cornerstone piece for any serious 19th century baseball collection: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 270 1887 "Our National Game" color lithographic prints (6). 10.25"x13.25" Pages removed from period publication of the same name with a variety of game action scenes and the title page. Varying degrees of creasing, age toning/soiling, edge/corner/surface wear, and chipping. Fine grouping for display: GD-VG ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 271 Scarce 1870 "New York Fashions" color baseball lithograph. 19th Century baseball themed display piece featuring a half dozen men modeling period uniforms with a game in progress as the background. Titled "New York Fashion for March 1870" within lower border and marked "published by E.Butterick & Co." Appears almost like new when viewed from a small distance. A touch of professionally executed restoration has been performed to a fill in approximately two dozen small scattered holes (approximately pinhole size) and press light creasing, the majority of which is situated within the border and not visible under the matting. Currently displays a crisp central graphic with very light age toning. 16.25" x 12.25" matted and framed. Exceptionally rare with less than a half dozen examples known to exist and one of the premier early baseball display pieces: EX/MT with note to restoration ($10,000-$15,000) $10,355.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 272 Utica Base Ball Club folk art decorative walking cane c.1887. Handsome 19th century cane with hand carved and incised baseball related decoration. The cane was presented to David Dishler, who was the owner and manager of the Utica baseball Club, in honor of their 1886 International League Championship. The cane features various decorations including a baseball game scene, Masonic symbols, baseball bat, floral bouquet, and a Spalding baseball symbol. Uncommon and substantive 19th century baseball folk art object in fine original condition. Exhibited in "The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball" exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 273 1885 Reach Official Baseball Guide. Early hardcover copy of Reach's Official Base Ball Guide for 1885 displays moderate exterior wear. Bound edge intact with cover having slight 2" separation at bottom. Interior features woodcut illustrations of several period notables. Interior age toning with ink marks and owners' name notations in several places. A few pages partially missing: GD-VG ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 274 Figural baseball statue by N.Muller c.1860s. One of the earliest and most desirable of all 19th century figural baseball items. Stands 7" tall, depicts a batsman wearing bib front style uniform with mid 19th century style hat. The white metal figural has an outer layer of silver paint, applied in the period over top of its original gilt wash. Marked "Muller NY 543 Patent" underneath the base. One of only three such examples we have encountered in the last twenty years: EX ($2,500-$3,500) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 275 "Morrill" Ring decorated baseball bat c.1890s. Late 19th Century baseball bat with series of (11) rings decorating the barrel which has been block letter stamped, "Morrill." The bat originates from the New England area and although it can not be stated with certainty it is believed to have emanated from the sporting goods store opened by noted player "Honest John" Morrill following his career with the Red Stockings/Beaneaters. Morrill became highly successful and is credited with inventing the football face-mask and laced front pants. Varying degrees of surface wear and soiling throughout with barrel end exhibiting some loss of wood due to drying: VG/EX ($500-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 276 1889 Cincinnati Red Stockings baseball team cabinet photograph. Rare photographic cabinet card features vignette images of the 1889 Cincinnati team including Bid McPhee, Kid Baldwin, Tony Mullane, and Jim Keenan. Marked by Levi A. Gold photography studio, Cincinnati at the bottom margin. Image quality is very fine with some light age spotting. The back of the card has some light age spotting as well. Overall grade would be EX: SGC Authentic (wear to holder) ($1,500-$2,500) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 277 1898 William Joyce autographed letter. Typed letter on "New York Base Ball Club" stationery in which, then Manager William Joyce, offers his thanks and endorsement to the Hillerich & Bradsby Company. Signed by Joyce in black ink rating 8 out of 10. Typical fold lines from mailing and light age toning. Framed to 12.25"15" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Hillerich & Bradsby Co: EX ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 278 Pete Browning Louisville Slugger display bat c.1950s. Interesting display piece crafted by Louisville Slugger out of professional grade wood has "Pete Browning" block lettered in barrel end. Browning was one of baseballs' great early players and is best remembered today for the Louisville Slugger line of bats which he inspired. Moderate wear evident throughout with pine tar applied to handle and small hole drilled at end: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 279 Baseball decorated wooden box c.1930s. Wooden box with folk art style pitcher/catcher scene on hinged lid. Incidental scattered wear. Underlying blue coloration visible in places: EX ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 280 Mission oak rocking chair with baseball decoration c.1910. Oak rocking chair in the style of the Arts & Crafts movement dating to the early 20th century. The crest of the chair back features a carved baseball game scene including pitcher, catcher, and batter in an outdoor setting. Originally one piece of the three piece parlor suite, which rarely surfaces in the marketplace. Chair has some general light usage wear and measures 34" tall and 24" deep. Crack in right arm has been professionally repaired as has small crack at edge of crest: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 281 Mission oak arm chair with baseball decoration c.1910. Oak arm chair in the style of the Arts & Crafts movement dating to the early 20th century. The crest of the chair back features a carved baseball game scene including pitcher, catcher, and batter in an outdoor setting. Originally one piece of the three piece parlor suite, which rarely surfaces in the marketplace. Chair has some general light usage wear and measures 34" tall and 24" deep: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $3,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 282 Rare Hillerich & Bradsby swinging butter churn c.1890. Notably scarce original H&B butter churn representing the original product on which J.F.Hillerich launched the company. Exhibits expected usage wear with rust to metal portions. Original manufacturer's markings remain visible on both sides having faded. Footprint measures approximately 3 feet by 2.5 feet and churn stands approximately 3 feet tall. Free standing and workable to a limited degree, it is possible that several incidental pieces of hardware and a portion of the original handle are no longer present. The first we have encountered outside of the museum collection of Louisville Slugger: VG/EX-EX ($1,000-$2,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 283 Reach "The Burley" decal bat c.1920s. 32.75" Baseball bat with well defined "A.J. Reach Co." centerbrand. Decal on barrel remains largely intact with areas of scattered loss throughout: VG/EX-EX ($500-$750) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 284 Louisville Slugger billy club with related photograph attributed to Shibe Park c.1930s-40s. Wooden handled club with the Louisville Slugger Hillerich & Bradsby Co. logo at the centerbrand area. Retains original leather wriststrap with whistle which is engraved "Shibe Police Special." Scratched in the side is a later date of 1951. 23" long with light scattered wear. Includes 9"x15" (framed) sepia toned vintage photograph of several members of the Shibe staff holding similar clubs: Overall EX ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 285 Vintage "League Regulation" decal bat c.1920s. Hillerich & Bradsby 35" baseball bat with "King of the Field" centerbrand retains 95" intact "League Regulation" multi-colored decal on barrel end. Bat retains fine display qualities with moderate scattered wear. Several areas of discoloration are mostly not visible when positioned for display: EX ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 286 Baseball figural desk clock c.1914. Cast metal figural desk clock depicting a seated baseball player with period equipment and oversized baseball. Issued in conjunction with a welcome home dinner for the player who had taken part in the World Tour. Notables included Jim Thorpe and Buck Weaver. It is possible that the clock portion has been replaced and there is a small crack to back (not visible when displayed). 7" Tall with light scattered wear and surface discoloration: VG/EX-EX ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 287 William Harridge Official American League baseball with original box c.1950s. Reach Official American League baseball bearing "William Harridge" facsimile signature displays a moderate cream coloration. Includes original box which exhibits light consistent toning and retains (3) sides of the original wrap around paper band: Overall EX/MT ($200-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 288 Vintage Wright & Ditson line marker c.1920s. Early line marker with central rectangular metal box which would hold and release chalk when the spring loaded release was depressed. Mounted on (3) cast iron wheels. Retains period "Wright Ditson Championship" manufacturer's decal. Evident rust, usage, and surface wear throughout as would typically be associated with long term outdoor use and/or storage. Remains fully intact although not likely in working order: VG/EX ($500-$750) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 289 Louisville Slugger cast iron logo. Substantive cast iron 6.5"x10.5" oval shaped H&B logo. Light rust and other wear/discoloration typically found on pieces which have seen long term outdoor use: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 290 E.S. Barnard Official American League baseball with original box c.1927-31. Red and Blue stitched Reach Official American League baseball bearing "E.S. Barnard" facsimile signature on side panel as League President. Manufacturer's stampings remain unusually bold. Ball displays even moderate toning with mostly minor scattered wear. More pronounced scuff on side panel which is not visible when positioned for display. Includes original box which is fully intact exhibiting consistent age toning and light wear with small pencil "x" on lid and horizontal tear across lower portion of one side: Ball VG/EX, Box displays EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 291 1925 Reach figural baseball trophy. Handled loving cup style trophy engraved on the front, "Reach Trophy, P.R.R. League. Altoona Machine Shop, Champions 1925." Lid has figural baseball at top, complete with Reach manufacturing and "Official American League Ball" markings. Light surface wear and hint of tarnish: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 292 "Home Run Batter" wooden figural baseball game c.1920s-1930s. Painted wooden player bearing resemblance to Babe Ruth, stands 15" tall. Original painted surface exhibits age toning, scattered soiling, and loss to color. Missing arm/bat portion and the small ball is typically supported by the protruding wire support, which no longer holds itself up: GD ($300-$500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 293 Nap Lajoie model double knob style baseball bat c.1910s. 33.5" Uniquely styled bat as popularized by Cleveland great Napoleon Lajoie, has "Lajoie" block lettered at center of barrel. Displays at the EX/MT or better level with restoration to include replacement of portion of the reverse barrel and refinishing to surface at places throughout: EX/MT with note to restoration ($500-$750) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 293a St. Louis Cardinals souvenir pin c.1931. Rare original celluloid pin as issued to celebrate the Cardinals championship seasons of 1926, 1928, and 1930. 1 1/2" diameter retaining its original St. Louis Button Co. paper backing. Outstanding condition with minimal visible wear. Likely produced for the 1931 World Series in which the Cardinals defeated the Athletics: NM ($500-$750) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 294 Edd Roush professional model baseball bat c.1921-31. Early Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "Edd J Roush" facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 36" and weighs 33.5oz. Evident usage wear throughout inclusive of ball transfer, stitch, and cleat marks. Grain swelling to barrel is particularly accentuated on front above and below facsimile signature and a severe handle crack has been repaired. Handle also appears to have had (2) rings of tape applied at one time. One of the most consistent hitters of his day Roush rounded out an 18 year career with a .323 average, good enough for a spot within the top (50) All-Time. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 294a Superb Billy Sunday autographed photograph c.1913. Uncommon large format studio photograph depicting the famed evangelist and professional baseball player Billy Sunday. The matte finish image pictures Sunday posed seated in a chair with very fine clarity and contrast. The photo has been signed at the bottom margin, "Your old school boy friend W.A. Sunday" along with a religious notation. The signatures rates 9 out of 10 and presents beautifully. Signed by the photographer in pencil as well. The mount itself has some general light wear and one vertical crease at the top left area which does intersect with approx. 1" of the background are in the image. First Billy Sunday signed image that we have handled and almost certainly one of the finest surviving examples. Includes full LOA from JSA: Photo: VG-EX, Signature: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 295 Lot of (3) early baseball gloves c.1900s-1920s. Includes laced back catcher's mitt c.1900s. Grommet style closure displaying usage wear, moderate surface soiling throughout, and small tear to webbing and at several places on the fingers (VG-VG/EX); Wright & Ditson fielder's glove c.1910s. Leather strap webbing between thumb and forefinger and "Wright & Ditson" marked button closure on back having consistent browned patina and moderate surface craclature throughout (VG/EX); Buckle back baseman's mitt c.1920s displaying moderate usage wear throughout, areas of surface loss, and manufacturer's tag no longer affixed (stitched square outline appears in it's place) (VG-VG/EX): Overall VG-VG/EX ($400-$600) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 296 Ken Williams professional model baseball bat c.1922-1925. Early Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "Ken Williams" burned into the barrel end measures 35" long and weighs 37.8oz. Usage wear evident throughout with scattered ball transfer, stitch, and cleat marks along with a few surface dents and grain separation on hitting surface. Williams (15) year career included time with the Reds, Browns, and Red Sox. He holds the distinction of being the first player in Major League history to reach the 30-30 mark. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA: EX ($200-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 297 1917 Chicago White Sox season pass. Heavy cardboard stock pass with ornate colorful graphic for the 1917 World Championship season by the White Sox. Housed within original green leather billfold casing with gilt "Chas. Comiskey" facsimile signature. Pass has been signed "Chas. A. Comiskey" by team secretary Harry Grabiner and has recipient's name "Amon Carter" written in. Desirable early season pass from the Sox World Championship season: EX-MT ($750-$1,000) $585.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 298 Detroit Tigers figural doorstop c.1930-1940s. Cast iron Tiger figural doorstop measures 9" tall. Rust throughout surface which retains a tint of the original brown paint and black striping: EX ($300-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 299 Bob Meusel professional model baseball bat c.1925-1930. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs an imposing 41.6oz. The bat displays notably heavy use including ball marks, grain swelling (notably to back of barrel), cleat marks, and general surface wear. Period "M" is lightly carved on the end of the knob. Meusel was part of the vaunted New York Yankees "Murderer's Row" during the 1920-1930s era inclusive of the 1927 World Championship team. Rare and desirable exemplar of a key 1927 Yankees member. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and has an SCD Authentic hologram affixed to the end of the barrel: VG-EX ($3,000-$4,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 300 1911 Chicago Cubs "Chicago Examiner" calendar schedule. 10"x14" Heavy paper stock premium with printed images of team members including Tinker, Evers, and Chance. Titling at top reads "Chicago National League Cubs" with full season schedule below in calendar form. Marked "Compliments of the Chicago Examiner" in print at bottom. Moderate consistent age toning with horizontal fold 2.75" from top and other wear/tearing largely confined to edges. If framed for display, visible portion would appear better than technical grade: VG/EX-EX ($400-$600) $450.00
 
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