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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 501 Reggie Jackson autographed professional model baseball bat c.1977-1979. Adirondack 302 model baseball bat with "Reggie Jackson" block lettered in barrel end measures 35" long and weighs 35.3oz. Model number "288RJ" stamped in knob which also bears period black marker "44" notation (also appears on barrel end). Usage wear evident throughout inclusive of ball transfer and stitch marks and several small rack marks. Light coat of pine tar visible on handle and a circular impression appears where a batting donut would have lodged. Autographed on the barrel, "Reggie Jackson" in black marker rating 8 out of 10. Note that MEARS has defined the labeling period to 1971-1979 while PSA has narrowed it to span 1977-1979. Very fine example from the most storied period of his Hall of Fame career in which Jackson lead the New York Yankees to a pair of World Series Championships. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and LOAs from Hunt Auctions, PSA/DNA (graded GU8), and MEARS (graded A8): EX ($2,000-$4,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 502 Thurman Munson professional model baseball bat c.1977-1979. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "Thurman Munson" signature burned into barrel end measures 35" long and weighs 33.5oz. Model number "S44" also appears on barrel and Munson's number "15" has been written on the knob in black marker. Light evident usage wear inclusive of bat rack marks and minor surface wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and auction LOAs from MEARS (graded A6) and PSA/DNA: EX ($3,000-$4,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 503 1975 Boston Red Sox team autographed baseball. Cream colored L.MacPhail OAL baseball has been signed by (23) members of the AL Champion Red Sox including Yastrzemski, Rice, Evans, Cooper, Fisk, Petrocelli, Zimmer, and Wise. There is an additional Yastrzemski signature that is clubhouse signed with the authentic version having been added recently. Fine condition exemplar with signatures ranging from 8-10 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 504 Pete Rose autographed Montreal Expos and Cincinnati Reds professional model hats. Pair of hats, each with "New Era" manufacturer's tag on inside band bearing "Pro Model" designation. Reds is signed on the brim in silver paint pen, Expos signed on underside of brim in blue marker. Signatures rate 7/8 out of 10. Unused and offering fine display qualities. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 506 1977 National League All-Star Team signed baseball. Rawlings L.MacPhail OAL baseball has been signed by (29) including Anderson, Carlton, Rose, Gossage, Bench, Seaver, Morgan, Mays, and Lasorda. Ink signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays moderate toning with well defined League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 507 Thurman Munson autographed photograph. Black and white portrait photograph has been signed on the front, "Thurman Munson." Black marker signature rates 8 out of 10. Measures 4"x5". Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($500-$750) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 508 Significant Pete Rose autographed 4,000th hit baseball. The (24) year span from 1963 to 1986 saw both the meteoric rise of Pete Rose and his unfortunate, and very public, struggles within the baseball world. His list of on field accomplishments is staggering with the more notable including 1963 NL Rookie of the Year, (2) Gold Gloves, an MVP season in 1973, (3) World Series Championships, (3) batting titles, (17) All-Star Game appearances, and a spot on the All-Century Team. His greatest achievement remains his consistent hitting which, coupled with his never say die playing spirit, has left him the games All-Time Leader in hits with 4,256. To put that number into a relative context, he is only the second player to have reached 4,000 and one of (28) to have reached 3,000. The closest active player in baseball today would need to collect over 1,000 to even come close. Rose in unquestionably one of the greatest players of all time and were it not for the highly publicized gambling scandal, in which he has admitted guilt, he would certainly have been a first ballot Hall of Famer. The offered baseball is one of the most significant we have brought to auction in many years; the ball with which he collected hit number 4,000. Unless the ball hit by Ty Cobb for his 4,000th surfaces, this will more than likely remain a singular piece of its type. Rawlings C.Feeney ONL baseball has been signed on the side panel, "Billy Bob, Thanks for all the help, Pete Rose" in black marker. Remaining panels have been neatly lettered with pertinent game information including date, score, and attendance. A detailed account of the moment itself reads "In the bottom of the 4th, Jerry Koosman pitching for Phile, the count 1 ball, 1 strike, Pete Rose hit this ball down the right field line for a double, his 4,000th, 21 years to the day that he got his first Major League base hit." Moderate usage wear is evident throughout with scattered soiling and a small area of loss to the League stampings. Black marker signature, which is inscribed to his hitting Coach Billy DeMars, rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, Auction LOA from JSA, Letter of provenance signed by Pete Rose, and article from the period referencing Pete Rose giving the ball to Billy Demars: EX ($25,000-$50,000) $58,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 509 Fine 1971 Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds professional model home jersey. All original cream colored flannel jersey has "Reds" team logo on left front chest and player number "14" on right. "Rose" appears on the back with number "14" repeated below. "Rawlings" manufacturer's tag on inside front tail with the size "42." Below is a wash tag with adjacent "Set 1 #8P 1971" flag tag. Sleeves have been custom tailored. Exceptionally well preserved with light evident usage wear. Signed on the front tail, "Pete Rose" in slightly faded marker rating 6/7 out of 10. Highly desirable game jersey from a leader of Cincinnati's fabled "Big Red Machine." Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (jersey) and MEARS (graded A9.5) and auction LOA from JSA (autograph): EX ($20,000-$30,000) $19,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 510 1948 St. Louis Cardinals team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick ONL baseball has been signed by (22) including Medwick, Musial, Slaughter, Moore, and Schoendienst. Fountain pen signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration with particularly bold League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX-NM ($300-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 511 Joe Morgan professional model baseball bat c.1980-1983. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "Joe Morgan" facsimile signature and model "S44" burned into barrel end, measures 34.5" long and weighs 30.5oz. Usage wear evident throughout inclusive of ball transfer and stitch marks. Light coat of pine tar on handle which has a (2) layered crack. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 512 Johnny Bench autographed professional model baseball bat c.1973-1975. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "Johnny Bench" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 35.25" long and weighs 31.5oz. Model number "B278" has been stamped in the knob which also bears period black marker "5." Usage wear evident throughout inclusive of ball transfer and stitch markings. Light pine tar appears on upper handle and the barrel displays a touch of grain separation. Autographed in black marker, "Johnny Bench Gamer 1975" rating 8/9 out of 10. Choice example from one of the most popular players on one of the most popular teams of the era. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 512a Brooklyn Dodgers 10K gold money clip c.1930-1940s. Attractive figural gold money clip features "Dodgers" team name engraved at the center surrounded by intaglio decor. Marked "BAB 10K" on the back, 2" long with typical handling wear. Total weight : EX-MT ($750-$1,000) $1,350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 513 1972 National League Champion Cincinnati Reds team signed baseball. Spalding C.Feeney ONL baseball has been signed by (30) including Anderson, Rose, Morgan, Kluszewski, Bench, and Perez. Black ink signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10. Several are very minimally affected by areas of minute surface loss to ball. Ball displays a very light cream coloration with bold League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: Overall EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $490.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 514 Rare 1959 Roy Sievers All-Star Game 10K gold presentation ring. Throughout the 1950s Major League baseball broke with the long standing tradition of awarding jewelry to players selected to All-Star Teams in favor of more practical pieces like platters and bowls. In honor of his selection to the AL squad in 1959, a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, (game played at Forbes Field) commissioned and presented to Roy Sievers this ring which represents the only example which we have seen offered. Top face features a black enameled baseball field with large central diamond representing the pitchers mound and (4) slightly smaller stones as bases. Lettered around the edge, "American League - All-Star Game." Also on top face is "57" representing the number of years which had passed since the American League was founded. Left shank has year "1959" at the top in relief with crossed bat and ball logo on right. Stamped "10K" on interior band which also has "'56-'57" engraved notation (Sievers two previous All-Star appearances). Ring is size 11 and exhibits light evident wear with small chip to black enamel. Includes handwritten and signed letter of provenance from Roy Sievers: EX-EX/MT- ($5,000-$7,500) $4,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 515 Superb 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers team autographed display banner. Original satin banner was issued to welcome the NL Champion Dodgers back to Brooklyn after the 1947 World Series. Measuring 36"x37", the banner has been archivally mounted and framed to an acid free linen backing. Displayed throughout the front are the autographs of (38) players and related officials of the team to include Jackie Robinson (rookie), Gil Hodges, Pee Wee Reese, Arky Vaughan, Red Barber (announcer), Barney Stein (team photographer), Carl Furillo, Hugh Casey, Dixie Walker, B.E. Shotton. Signatures all remain quite bold as the banner was carefully preserved by the family for over 60 years since its signing, and as such range between 7 to 9 out of 10. The banner itself has a few typical areas of minor surface creasing, some of which have been lightly reinforced from splitting. Incredible autographed display piece which is the first of its type that we have encountered. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Banner: VG-EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($2,500-$3,500) $2,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 516 Babe Ruth wristwatch in original container c.1948. Exacta wristwatch featuring color image of Babe Ruth on face, remains in original condition with minimal surface wear/discoloration. Housed within original plastic baseball case which retains cardboard stock holder as issued (slightly yellowed). Also includes period newsprint advertisement: Watch EX/MT-NM, Case EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 517 1949 New York Yankees World Champions money clip with original box. Rare presentation piece features a circular central portion with period Yankees top-hat logo accented by a trio of red, white, and blue stones. Lettered around the edge is "World Champions 1949." Housed within original faux red leather lidded box which bears similar gold impressed Yankees logo with "Christmas 1949" below. Interior silk lined side of lid reads "Awards for Champions by Balfour." Although the piece is unmarked there is a "10 KT. Gold" label on the blue felt backing board. Very light tarnish to clip which is essentially unused. Scattered wear and discoloration to box. The first example we have handled: Money clip EX/MT-NM, Box EX ($2,500-$3,500) $2,262.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 518 "Babe Ruth Club" pin c.1930s. 1" Pin depicts Babe Ruth with "Jordan Marsh Babe Ruth Club" titling. Marsh was a noted Boston area retailer and we believe that Ruth is being depicted as a member of the Braves. Exhibits the slightest off white coloration with little to no wear. Paper insert on back marked "Pilgrim Badge & Specialty Co.": EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 519 Ted Williams autographed Burke real photo postcard c.1930s. 3.25"x5.25" Sepia toned satin finish photograph, has been signed on the front, "Ted Williams." Vintage blue fountain pen signature rates 8 out of 10 with incidental area of loss to "T" in first name. Back has been stamped "Geo. Burke." Light wear/silvering. Uncommon Rookie era Williams signed image. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Photo EX, Sig. EX/MT ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 520 Large format St. Louis Cardinals 1946 National League Champions pin. Period 6" diameter pin back button featuring the classic bird on bat logo set against gold background displays moderate scattered surface toning and a hint of wear. Cardboard insert with safety pin style closure on back. One of very few pins of this large size from this period which we have encountered: VG/EX-EX ($200-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 521 Exceptional Joe DiMaggio pre Major Leagues autographed photograph c.1930s. 8"x10" Sepia toned photograph of a young Joe DiMaggio while playing with the San Francisco Seals of Pacific Coast League. In the short time that he played with the storied Franchise, DiMaggio was their brightest star. In 1933 he went on a (61) game hitting streak and in 1935 lead them to a League Championship while earning Most Valuable Player honors. Photograph exhibits light wear and chipping which is largely confined to the edges and light consistent age toning. Signed in the period in fountain pen, "Best Wishes, Joe DiMaggio" rating 7 to 8 out of 10. Highly desirable early career signed photograph and one of the finest we have handled. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has been encapsulated by PSA (Type I with PSA/DNA certification noted): EX-EX/MT ($2,500-$3,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 522 1942 New York Giants team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick ONL baseball has been signed by (24) including Ott, Mize, Hubbell, and Bartell. Vintage fountain pen signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10. Ball exhibits even toning with light coat of shellac applied. Small handwritten identifier across sweetspot. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 523 1942 Boston Braves team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick ONL baseball has been signed by (27) including Waner, Stengel, Spahn, Kelly, and Lombardi. Fountain pen signatures rate 6 to 7 out of 10. Ball displays even toning and incidental scattered wear. Handwritten identifier written across sweetspot. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. VG-EX ($250-$500) $358.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 524 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick ONL baseball has been signed by (22) including Medwick, Herman, Durocher, Dressen, Reese, Vaughan, and Casey. Period fountain pen signatures rate 3/4 to 7 out of 10 (avg. 5/6). Ball displays even toning with light coat of shellac applied in the period. Small handwritten identifier across sweetspot. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. GD/VG-VG/EX ($250-$500) $237.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 525 Charles Gehringer autographed Burke photograph c.1930s. 8"x10" Sepia toned photograph has been signed on the front, "Best Wishes, Charles Gehringer." Period fountain pen signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Stamped "Geo. Burke" on back. Light evident corner/edge wear and toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($100-$300) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 526 Hank Greenberg single signed baseball. B.Kuhn 1983 All-Star Game baseball signed across the sweetspot by Greenberg in black fine tip marker. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10 with some very light 'bleeding' to the ink. The ball itself has some minor surface soiling to a few areas. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-MT, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 527 1939 New York Yankees team signed Red Rolfe professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34" long, weighs 35.8oz, displays evident usage wear with a repaired handle crack. "1939 World Series Champions Yankees" has been inscribed on the handle along with "Monte Pearson Two Hit Game." Pearson pitched game (2) of the 1939 World Series in Yankee Stadium taking a no hitter into the seventh inning before finally giving up just (2) hits to the Cincinnati Reds. Based on this inscription, it is very likely that the offered bat was used during that game. Signed by (28) members of the World Champion Yankees including Dickey, Rolfe, Ruffing, Combs, Chandler, and Henrich in period fountain pen rating 7 to 9 out of 10. The surface of the bat has some age crazing, which at a few places has flaked, but in general remains stable so as to protect the signatures. Two areas on the surface of the barrel have some restoration where two signatures (Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio) were removed. Championship team signed bats from this era are exceedingly scarce with this being one of a very few we have encountered. Includes auction LOA from JSA, full LOA from PSA/DNA (autographs), and LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat): Bat: EX (with note to repair), Signatures: Range EX-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 528 Harry Hooper single signed baseball. Wilson "Harmon Killebrew All Star" model A1280 baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Harry Hooper." Black ink signature rates 7 out of 10. Ball exhibits light even toning with small area of shellac applied over signature. Highly desirable Hall of Fame single signed baseball and seldom offered. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sig. EX-EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 529 Burleigh Grimes single signed baseball. Rawlings C.Feeney ONL baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Burleigh Grimes." Signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball exhibits moderate toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $440.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 530 Rogers Hornsby professional model team index bat c.1932. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "Rogers Hornsby" signature burned into barrel end measures 35" long and weighs 35oz. Heavy usage wear evident throughout and a substantial handle crack has been repaired. The knob has a pair of small chips and there are several dents at points throughout. By 1932 Hornsby was winding down one of the great careers of the first half of the 20th Century, sharing Managerial duties of the Chicago Cubs with Charlie Grimm. It is not surprising that the team would have ordered bats made to his specifications. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and MEARS (graded A6 with hologram affixed): EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 531 Travis Jackson single signed baseball. Rawlings C.Feeney ONL baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Travis Jackson." Blue ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Ball exhibits moderate toning with light coat of shellac applied. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 532 Lefty O'Doul autographed baseball c.1930s-1940s. Wilson Official League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Lefty O'Doul." Vintage fountain pen signature rates 7/8 out of 10 with faint vestiges of an additional signature minimally visible on the panel above. Ball exhibits even toning. O'Doul remains an important figure within baseball history and it would not be surprising to his eventual induction into baseballs Hall of Fame. Single signed baseballs are particularly scarce with his being a suitable alternative. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sig. EX ($500-$750) $436.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 533 Cal Hubbard autographed photograph. 8"x10" Black and white portrait photograph has been signed, "Best Wishes, Cal Hubbard." Black marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Hubbard is seldom encountered in this popular format with this being one of a very few signed images of this size which we have seen. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Photo EX/MT, Sig. NM ($250-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 534 1937 World Champion New York Yankees team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge OAL baseball has been signed by (24) including Gehrig, Lazzeri, Ruffing, and DiMaggio. Numerous signatures are clubhouse including Pearson, Malone, Chandler, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 1/2 to 6/7 out of 10 with prominent Gehrig (6) on sweetspot. Toning throughout with period coat of shellac applied. League stampings remain strong. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG, Sigs. GD-EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 535 1939 National League Champion Cincinnati Reds team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick ONL baseball has been signed by (15) including McKechnie, Lombardi, Walters, and Hershberger. Period fountain pen signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball exhibits even toning and scattered wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $281.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 536 1934 New York Giants team signed baseball. Spalding J.Heydler ONL baseball has been signed by (24) including Ott, Hubbell, Terry, Jackson, O'Doul, Luque, Fitzsimmons, and Schumacher. Harry Danning is clubhouse signed. Blue fountain pen signatures rate consistently strong 7 to 8/9 out of 10. Ball exhibits moderate usage wear/toning and has period coat of shellac applied and has a very few scattered areas of minute surface loss. Small handwritten year identifier. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. EX-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 537 Babe Ruth autographed store model baseball bat c.1930s with direct provenance. Louisville Slugger 40B.R. model baseball bat with Babe Ruth facsimile signature burned into the barrel end. Well preserved with light scattered surface wear and age appropriate patina. "34" Inch designation stamped in knob. 4.5" Section of barrel surface has been rubbed away and it has been signed "Babe Ruth" in period fountain pen rating 2 to 3 out of 10. Includes several pages from the September 8, 1935 issue of the Louisville Courier-Journal which describes a contest in which this exact bat was awarded. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Bat EX/MT, Sig. VG ($5,000-$10,000) $4,840.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 538 1934 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge red and blue stitched OAL baseball has been signed by (25) including Ruth, Gehrig, McCarthy, Lazzeri, Grimes, Sewell, Gomez, Combs, Dickey, and Ruffing. Period fountain pen signatures rate 7 to 9 out of 10 with one or two lesser. Ruth and Gehrig are among the strongest and positioned such that they can both be viewed at the same time. Ball displays moderate even toning with coat of shellac applied. Minor scattered surface wear/flaking. Very fine example from this highly desired era. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX-EX, Sigs. EX-NM ($5,000-$7,500) $5,275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 539 Babe Ruth et. al. autographed baseball c.1930s. J.DeBeer & Sons "League Standard" baseball has been signed by (12) highlighted by Babe Ruth and mostly New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds players including Ott, Lombardi, Mancuso, and Bartell. Period fountain pen signatures rate 4/5 to 8 out of 10. Ruth (8) appears on the sweetspot and Ott (6/7) is on a side panel, slightly affected by a dime sized scuff. Ball exhibits even toning and mostly minor scattered wear/surface scratching. Includes auction LOA from JSA and copy of full JSA LOA: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. VG-EX/MT ($2,500-$4,500) $3,594.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 540 Lou Gehrig autographed baseball c.1930s. Wilson "Boys Amateur" baseball has been signed on the side panel, "Lou Gehrig." Vintage fountain pen signature rates 6/7 out of 10. Additional "Babe Ruth" signature on the sweetspot was later enhanced. Ball exhibits toning throughout and a period coat of shellac has been applied. Scattered surface loss with most prominent area being the panel below Ruth which also appears to, at one time, had additional signatures/handwriting with only faint vestiges remaining. Despite noted condition issues, offers a very suitable Gehrig signature when positioned for display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG, Sig (Gehrig) EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 541 Babe Ruth autographed "Bustin Babes" photograph c.1928s. Sepia toned period photograph of Babe Ruth in his famous "Bustin Babes" barnstorming uniform has been signed, "To Russell Hilt From Babe Ruth." Blue fountain pen signature rates 8 to 9 out of 10. Image has been trimmed to 3"x3" and has pencil notation on back. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Photo EX/MT, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($3,000-$4,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 542 Babe Ruth autographed book "The Babe Ruth Story" in custom solander case. Desirable 1948 First Edition copy of "The Babe Ruth Story" has been signed on the title page, "To a real good friend Joe Bihler from Babe Ruth, 4-13-48." Bihler was a noted business associate of Ruth having handled many of his affairs through the Christy Walsh Agency. Vintage blue fountain pen signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Book exhibits light exterior wear; dust jacket slightly more so with several areas of creasing and paper loss (has been professionally backed to heavier paper stock). Expected age toning throughout. Comes housed in custom gold lettered solander clamshell case, lined on the exterior with Yankee pinstripes and the team's "NY" logo. Very fine copy of this highly sought after signed edition. Includes LOA from JSA: Book EX (with note to dust jacket), Sig. NM ($4,000-$6,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 543 Babe Ruth autographed photograph. 4"x5.25" Black and white photograph has been signed on the front, "Babe Ruth." Fountain pen signature rates 7 to 8 out of 10. Photo itself displays age toning and wear throughout with a pair of horizontal creases and other wrinkling. Framed to 14"x15.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Photo VG, Sig. VG/EX-EX ($2,500-$3,500) $1,980.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 544 Babe Ruth and Knute Rockne et. al. autographed leather folder c.1930. Fold over leather holder (likely used by restaurant staff) with impressed "Hotel Lennox Buffalo New York" titling on front. Central interior divider has been signed by (10) notable figures of the period including Babe Ruth, Knute Rockne, George Wickersham, Clarence Darrow, John B. Kennedy, Al Smith, and Admiral Richard Byrd. Fountain pen signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10 and those dated range from 1928 to 1931. Folder itself displays moderate wear throughout typical long term use. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Folder VG-VG/EX, Sigs. EX-NM ($2,000-$4,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 545 1932 World Champion New York Yankees team signed baseball with related photograph. Reach red and blue stitched W.Harridge OAL baseball has been signed by (19) highlighted by (10) Hall of Famers including Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Sewell, Combs, Gomez, Dickey, McCarthy, Ruffing, and Pennock. Coach Art Fletcher has signed twice. Signatures are done in period fountain with Ruth (7/8) being the strongest and Gehrig rating (6/7). Balance rate 2 to 6/7 out of 10 with most falling in the 5 to 6/7 range. Ball displays mild toning/soiling and moderate scattered wear with several rust colored spots. Includes period snapshot photograph of Babe Ruth at Wrigley Field which our consignor has relayed was taken at the time the ball was obtained. Desirable Yankees championship team signed baseball with primary source provenance Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. VG-EX ($5,000-$7,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 547 Fine Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball c.1920s. Reach B.Johnson Official American League red and black stitched baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth" with "Lou Gehrig" appearing in customary side panel placement. Ruth signature rates strong 8 out of 10 with Gehrig a slightly less vivid 7 out of 10. Ball displays a light even tone with a touch of wear, primarily affecting a non-signature panel. Manufacturer's stampings remain bold and prominent. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX-EX/MT ($20,000-$30,000) $20,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 548 1930 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Reach E.S. Barnard red and blue stitched OAL baseball has been signed by (23) including Ruth, Gehrig, Ruffing, Dickey, Combs, and Pennock. Fountain pen signatures rate 4/5 to 7/8 out of 10 with one or two lesser. Ball displays moderate toning/discoloration with bold League Stampings. Ideal mid-grade championship era team ball with desirable Ruth/Gehrig positioning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. VG-EX/MT ($4,000-$6,000) $4,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 549 1924 St. Louis Browns partial team signed baseball with George Sisler. Rawlings R2 "American League" ball signed by (8) including Sisler, Evans, Jacobson, Severid, and others. Sisler is alone on a side panel and displays as a suitable playing days single rating 7/8 out of 10. Remainder rate 2 to 6 out of 10 and ball exhibits light scattered surface wear with moderate toning throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall VG-EX with Sisler panel displaying EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 550 Rare 1927 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Desirable original press pin as issued for games played at Yankee Stadium in which they swept the Pirates cementing their legacy as one the finest teams in Major League history. Marked "Dieges & Clust" on back and retains original screw down closure (also marked). Hint of incidental surface wear: EX/MT ($5,000-$7,500) $8,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 551 Babe Ruth autographed baseball attributed to his 54th Home Run of the 1927 season. The 1927 season for Babe Ruth, and the New York Yankees for that matter, is by all accounts the benchmark by which greatness is measured. To date, comparisons are made on a consistently ongoing basis against the season which Ruth enjoyed in 1927 when he slammed a record 60 home runs, .356 batting average, and 164 RBIs en route to leading the Yankees to the World Championship. As historic seasons develop for a given player, the interesting footnotes that occur within allow those surrounding the events to feel more closely associated. Pitchers who surrendered a particular homerun, umpires who made a crucial call, or a fielder who missed a game winning play. It is for these reasons that the game of baseball, and its history, have produced so many legendary moments over the span of it being the country's national game. On September 18, 1927 Babe Ruth and the Yankees were playing the Chicago White Sox in a doubleheader played at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees prevailed in both games setting their season win total at 104 to come within one victory of the AL record 105 (1912 Red Sox). At the age of twelve, young Buddy Radin was in attendance of the second game played that day at Yankee Stadium. During the fifth inning of that second game, Babe Ruth blasted a pitch into the stands off of White Sox pitcher, Ted Lyons. Buddy Radin was the lucky fan to catch the ball after it being hit into the stands. After the game Radin, accompanied by his father, met several players outside the stadium and obtained the signatures of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Lyons, Ray Schalk, and Jimmy Ring. Ruth's signature remains very clear with early career quotations around Babe rating 6/7 out of 10. Other signatures including Gehrig range from 3-6 out of 10. The ball is inscribed in period ink, "Buddy Radin 1927 Sept 18 Lyons, Chicago" on one side panel with "54 HR 1927". The inscription, with the exception of "Buddy Radin" has also been enhanced over time due to age fading, but remains clearly legible inclusive of the original ink inscription vestiges. Ban Johnson Official American ball displays its original stampings with evident game use including a very pronounced area of impact appropriately near the "54 HR" inscription. Documented Ruth signed homerun baseballs are markedly rare with exemplars from the historic 1927 season ranking among the most seldom offered. Includes full LOAs from PSA/DNA and JSA along with several letters of provenance from the family of the original recipient including a notarized example: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range VG-EX ($40,000-$60,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 552 "Georgia Peach" original painting by Arthur Miller. 26.5"x33" (framed) large format detailed rendering of Ty Cobb in Detroit Tigers uniform by noted artist Arthur Miller. Among modern sports artists, Miller garners universal respect with his work on display in the Baseball Hall of Fame and has been used on numerous book and publication covers. Signed with the body of the painting in typical last name style and on the back of the frame in silver paint pen. Dated 1996: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 553 1910 Philadelphia Athletics team composite lithographic display. Composite display piece featuring head shots of the World Series Champions including Hall of Famers Plank, Baker, Mack, Collins, and Bender set against the teams classic elephant mascot. Age toning and light to moderate soiling throughout with scattered wear inclusive of several small edge tears. Marked "P.A.P Co." in lower left corner. Piece measures 15"x20" and has been framed to 23"x27.5" overall: VG-VG/EX ($1,000-$2,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 554 1950 Ty Cobb (2) page handwritten letter. Lengthy handwritten letter on "Tyrus R. Cobb" letterhead dated "3/6/50." Cobb is responding to an autograph seeker who has forwarded a book to be signed, a request which was denied. The explanation which follows reads in part, "I cannot signed the other book and feel alright about it, there are things...that simply is (sic) not true...I could tell you of so many of these stories...the Dykes, The Durocher story, the Wagner, the Baker spiking." Signed at the close, "Very Truly, T.R.C." in ink rating 8 out of 10. Age toning/light soiling and minor wear evident throughout. Both pages mounted to heavy stock backing. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG/EX-EX ($1,000-$2,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 555 Scarce Kid Gleason single signed baseball c.1920s. Reach B.Johnson red and blue stitched OAL baseball has been signed, "Wm Gleason Mgr. Chicago BB Club." Period fountain pen signature portion rates approximately 3 out of 10 with loss/flaking The remaining "Chicago BB Club" inscription is slightly better at approximately 4 to 5 out of 10. Ball displays moderate toning and light scattered wear with small area of discoloration on top panel. League stampings remain particularly bold. Gleason played for (22) years before beginning his (5) year stint as Manager of the Chicago White Sox. Taking the reigns of the club in 1919, he lead the infamous Black Sox through their scandal ridden season. His signature is seldom offered with this being the only single signed baseball we are aware of. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX-EX, Sig GD ($250-$500) $633.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 556 Very fine Cy Young single signed baseball. Red and blue stitched Reach E.S. Barnard Official American League baseball has been signed across the entire sweetspot panel, "June 14th 1931 Compliments, Cy Young." Strikingly bold blue fountain pen signature rates 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays a light cream coloration with unusually bold League stampings. Young remains one of the most revered pitchers of All-Time and is a central figure within both baseballs history and the games place in American popular culture. It has been nearly (100) years since he threw his last pitch, yet he continues to hold numerous records including that of (511) wins; one of the very few across the entire spectrum of sports which will likely never be broken. We state with certainty that with regard to signature quality, display value, and overall condition this is the finest example extant. Consigned to this auction directly by the family of the original recipient. Includes full LOA from JSA and original box (PR-GD): Ball EX/MT, Sig. NM ($15,000-$25,000) $45,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 557 1910 Philadelphia Athletics and Phillies pocket schedule mirror. 2.25" Pocket mirror with home schedules for both clubs ringing the perimeter, has ad for "Louis Bergdoll Brg. Co." at center. In fine overall condition for display with light age toning to celluloid front and a touch of discoloration on mirror side: EX ($200-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 558 1910 Philadelphia Athletics photographic display. Rare composite on mount is an arrangement of images related to the Athletics at Spring Training. Titled, "Athletics Colts and Veterans at Atlanta, GA, 1910." Subjects include Mack, Baker, Plank, and McGinnis. Marked Joe.N.Pearce at lower corner. 13"x16" Area visible, housed within 23"x30" frame along with "Connie Mack" fountain pen signature. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 559 Connie Mack and Hank O'Day large format photograph c.1914. Sepia toned photograph of 1885 Pittsburgh Alleghenys teammates captioned "Old-Time Battery of O'Day and Mack Jacksonville, Florida, Spring of 1914." Image measures 10"x13.5" and is affixed to heavy stock mount backing. When displayed within the frame, visible portion (approx. 9"x12") appears VG/EX with lightly scattered wear. Full examination reveals heavy upper corner crease and discoloration to approximately 1" band at top and sides. Full ticket to August 30, 1950 game at Shibe Park affixed to front which covers a similarly sized area of damage: GD (visible VG/EX in frame) ($250-$500) $25.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 560 Connie Mack single signed baseball c.1940s. Red and green stitched J.C.Higgins "Higgins League Ball" has been signed on the sweetspot, "Connie Mack." Vintage fountain pen signature rates 7 to 8 out of 10. Ball exhibits a mild cream coloration with several very small spots of discoloration/wear. Very fine example for display and one of the nicest we have handled in some time. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 561 1910-1911 Philadelphia Athletics "Champions" charm. Diminutive period cast metal charm elephant has "Athletics 1910-11 Champions" on side in raised lettering. Light scattered wear with even surface patina: VG/EX-EX ($200-$400) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 562 Connie Mack autographed handwritten letter. June 8, 1945 Handwritten letter on "American Baseball Club of Philadelphia" stationary. Reads in part, "A foul tip caught by the catcher is a strike" and delves into the mechanics of a particular play. Signed at the close, "Connie Mack" in period fountain pen rating 8 out of 10. Typical fold lines. Tastefully framed to 17"x19.75" overall with the original mailing envelope and vintage image of Mack. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($300-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 563 Connie Mack autographed studio portrait c.1940s. Sepia toned photograph offers art like contrast and has been signed on the front, "Connie Mack." The signature, done in white photographers mask style pen, rates 9/10 out of 10. Also signed by the photographed "H.M.Wagner" in pencil with his raised sealed in the lower border. Framed to 18.5"x21.5" overall (visible image size 10.75"x13.5"). Subtle age toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($300-$500) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 564 Connie Mack and Jimmy Foxx dual signed baseball c.1940s. Wilson "American League" baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Connie Mack" with "Jimmy Foxx" appearing no the adjacent panel below. Vintage ink signatures rate 8 out of 10. Ball displays even toning and mild scattered surface wear. Small area of surface loss largely confined to one panel, not affecting signatures. Positioning allows for display of both legendary baseball figures at one time. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. EX-EX/MT ($2,000-$2,500) $1,980.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 565 Bing Miller professional model baseball bat c.1921-1931. Early Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "Bing Miller" burned into barrel end measures 35.5" long and weighs 34oz. Evident usage wear inclusive of ball and cleat marks. Surface displays an aged patina with scattered wear and a touch of grain separation. Popular star player of the time and a member of the 1929 and 1930 Philadelphia A's championship teams. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 566 Jimmie Foxx and Mickey Cochrane autographed baseball c.1932. Red and blue stitched Draper & Maynard "Official League Ball" has been signed on the sweetspot, "Mickey Cochrane" with "Jimmie Foxx" directly below. Vintage fountain pen signatures rate 3/4 out of 10. "Honolulu Oct. 11 - 1932" has been inscribed slightly off the sweetspot in an unknown hand, and the panel below is signed by long time Cardinals scout Pop Kelchner (7/10). Ball exhibits toning throughout with moderate scattered wear and surface loss. Includes auction LOA from JSA, full LOA from PSA/DNA (assigning overall grade of 3.5), and cube with PSA flip on bottom (seals broken): VG-VG/EX ($500-$1,000) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 567 Al Simmons professional quality baseball bat c.1930s. Kren's Special Hand Turned baseball bat measures 35" long and weighs 35oz. "Simmons" has been block lettered in the barrel end and the bat exhibits light usage and surface wear. Kren's is known to have produced professional model bats for several Major League players with other Simmons examples known. Photographic evidence from the period shows him using a Kren's bat during the 1930 World Series. Simmons spent (2) decades in Major League baseball during which he was a key member of the storied Philadelphia A's teams of 1929 and 1930. He is regarded as one of the finest fielders and hitters of his day. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 568 Jimmie Foxx autographed photograph. Snapshot photograph has been signed within the left-hand border, "Jimmie Foxx." Vintage blue fountain pen signature rates 8 out of 10, with incidental hairline smudging mentioned for the sake of accuracy. Measures 3.5"x5" mounted to heavy stock backing. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $525.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 569 Famed Negro League venue Hinchliffe Stadium pin and pass c.1940s. 2.5"x3.5" Heavy paper stock pass good for complimentary admission to Saturday baseball games of the "National Colored League", displays age toning and light scattered wear when viewed from the front. Back shows slightly more discoloration and has pencil notation. Several creases do not break the front printed surface. 2" Pin for "Hinchliffe Stadium Knot Hole League" exhibits very minor toning and wear, and retains original "Whitehead & Hoag" paper insert on back. Hinchliffe was built in Patterson, NJ from 1931-1932 and is one of a scant few Negro League Stadiums which still stands today. During its heyday it hosted such legendary teams as the New York Black Yankees and Cubans, and players such as Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson, and Cool Papa Bell: Ticket VG/EX, Pin EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 570 Satchel Paige autographed photograph. 8"x10" Black and white photograph has been signed on the front, "Satchel Paige." Blue marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 571 Negro League player autographs in framed display. 17.25"x26.5" Framed display includes large sheet titled "N.L.B.P.A. Autograph Sheet" at the top and "Baltimore Reunion October 13, 1990" at bottom along with "241 of 500" limited edition numbering. It has been signed by (45) including Irvin, Leonard, Trouppe, Day, Crutchfield, Manning, Gibson Jr., Benson, and others. Marker signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Mounted below is a Satchel Paige Springfield Redbirds business card which has been signed by Paige in ink rating 7/8 out of 10. Card displays light wear and age toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Card EX, Sheet NM ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 572 Ty Cobb and Satchel Paige, et. al. autographed program. 1953 Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League Charity Baseball Game scorecard. Signed in ink by (8) participants including Ty Cobb and Satchel Paige joined by Vern Stephens, Toby Atwell, Fred March, Bill Werber, and Hal Smith. Signatures rate 8 out of 10. Cobb is pictured on the cover as Manager of the All-Star Team. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Program EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT ($400-$600) $601.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 573 Exceedingly scarce Martin Dihigo playing days single signed baseball c.1938. Wilson Official American Association baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Afectuosamente, Martin Dihigo Llamos." On the panel above he had inscribed the ball with a sentiment (roughly translated to read "To My Old Friend" with recipient's name) and "Stadium Tropical, Dec 18 de 1938." Period fountain pen signature rates 7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays mild even toning with a hint of scattered surface wear (mentioned for sake of accuracy) and retains generally bold League stampings. As his Hall of Fame plaque notates, "Dihigo was perhaps the most versatile player in baseball history...Playing in the Mexican League in 1938, he went 18-2 and led the league with a 0.90 ERA, while also winning the batting crown with a .387 mark." The only playing days, single signed Dihigo baseball that we are aware of and likely a singular opportunity to obtain such an example. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sig. EX-EX/MT ($5,000-$10,000) $26,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 574 Lot of (5) early photographs of the Baker Bowl c.1890s-1900s. Fascinating archive revealing seldom scene details of the fabled baseball venue. All are 4"x5" heavy stock mounts captioned in period ink with relevant details at front borders. Includes (3) exterior views and (2) interior with (1) being of a game in action. Age toning, light wear, and fading throughout with (1) having small chip at upper edge and (1) having several chips: GD/VG-VG/EX ($500-$1,000) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 575 1909 Opening Day at the Polo Grounds photograph by George Grantham Bain. Sepia toned 6.5"x4.25" period photograph of well attired fans at the April 15, 1909 New York Giants vs. Brooklyn Superbas game at the Polo Grounds. Consistent age toning with light corner/edge wear and a touch of silvering and surface residue at right edge. "Culver Pictures" stampings on verso: VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 576 1910 New York Highlanders team photograph by George Grantham Bain. 5"x7" Sepia toned photograph depicts the team in uniform with Manager Hal Chase. Light wear to central image with edge wear, creasing, and corner chipping including missing lower right corner. Copyright line typed onto front and back has affixed paper slip with handwritten listing or players. Back also bears "Culver Pictures" and "George Grantham Bain" stampings: GD-VG ($700-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 577 1911 World Series "Fan in Bleachers" photograph by George Grantham Bain. Sepia toned 5"x7" period photograph of the right field stands during the third game of the 1911 World Series played October 17 at the Polo Grounds (Brush Stadium). Christy Mathewson put up a valiant effort taking the game (11) innings before losing to the A's. Light age toning throughout with chipping confined to corners and lower edge. "Culver Pictures" stampings on verso: VG-VG/EX ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 578 Lot of (2) early Phillies related photographs by George Grantham Bain. Includes 4"x6" image of Pat Moran and Bill Carrigan and 5"x5.75" game action image of unidentified player sliding into base. Both mounted to heavy stock backing which bear "Culver Pictures" stampings. Light to moderate age toning and scattered wear with each having small corner chips: VG-VG/EX ($200-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 579 New York Highlanders team photograph by Sy Seidman c.1911. 4.5"x7" Sepia toned photograph of the team identified on the back in pencil as being taken in 1911 while training in Georgia. Light consistent age toning with scattered wear including several surface creases and small chips. Stamped "Sy Seidman" on back: VG ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 580 Nap Lajoie cabinet mounted photograph c.1910-1914. Period 7.5"x10" sepia toned silver gelatin mat finish photograph of Napoleon Lajoie in the twilight of his storied career. In exemplary overall condition with a hint of consistent silvering. Mat backing board has edge and corner chipping with small piece missing at right hand side. Very fine image of the most legendary Cleveland figure of his day: Image EX/MT with note to mat condition ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 581 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 ($750-$1,250) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 582 1912 Chicago White Sox large format team photograph. Period photograph depicting team members in uniform including notables Walsh, Cicotte, Schalk, Weaver, and Gleason. Approximately 10"x13.75" image on period mount, displays wear/chipping around corners and edges with central portion largely unaffected. Float matted with frame that measures 23"x26" overall. Very appealing and well focused image offering fine contrast and a size not commonly encountered this early: Apparent EX ($500-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 583 Ty Cobb press photograph c.1910s. 5"x7" Sepia toned image of Cobb batting in Detroit Tigers uniform at the height of his storied career. Moderate consistent age toning throughout with a hint of minimal wear. Small period fountain pen identifier written on. "International" news service stamping on back along with pair of pencil notations: VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 584 1915 Chicago Whales Federal League Champions team photograph. Rare 6.5"x8.5" sepia toned period photograph of the Chicago entrant into the upstart Federal League. The team, which had been known of the Federals in 1914, adopted use of the Whale inside "C" logo for the 1915 season in which they won the League Championship. Although we can not definitively state they are pictured, team notables include Joe Tinker and Three Finger Brown. Consistent light age toning with touch of wear at corners/edges: VG/EX-EX ($400-$600) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 585 1915 New York Yankees team photograph by George Grantham Bain. 5"x7" Sepia toned photograph of the team identified via original paper caption on back (faded with several tears/chips) as having been taken while training for the upcoming season. Includes manager Donovan and players Peckinpaugh, Hartzell, and Warhop. Light age toning/silvering and scattered wear with chipping at edges. Back has "5, 1915", "Bain News Service", and "Culver" stampings: GD-VG ($500-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 586 1916 New York Yankees pitching staff photograph by George Grantham Bain. 5"x7" Sepia toned photograph with pitching standouts Dazzy Vance, Urban Shocker, and Bob Shawkey. Light consistent age toning with chipping at corners and small tear at upper edge. Back has "Photo by Bain" (covered) and "Culver" stampings along with dated March 21, 1916 typed identifier: VG ($500-$700) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 587 1923 Yankee Stadium Opening Day press photograph. 6.5"x8.5" Sepia toned photograph of Yankees Owner Jacob Ruppert with managers Huggins and Chance just prior to the first game at Yankee Stadium. Very light age toning and a touch of incidental wear. "Pacific & Atlantic" stampings and original paper caption on reverse: EX/MT ($300-$400) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 588 1923 World Champion New York Yankees team photograph. 6"x10.25" Sepia toned period photograph of the team which ushered in the era of Yankee dominance. Miller Huggins is seated at center surrounded by his team which includes Ruth, Pennock, Muesel, Pipp, Shawkey, and Mays. Very light scattered wear with chip to upper right corner and small crease at lower left. Back has date "Oct 22 1923" and "Pacific & Atlantic" stampings and original paper caption affixed: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 589 1924 New York Yankees team photograph. 8"x10" Sepia toned period photograph of the Yankees on opening day featuring Miller Huggins, Babe Ruth, and Lou Gehrig. Light consistent age toning with minimal wear largely confined to edges. Small chips to upper left and lower right corners. "Underwood & Underwood" stampings on back have been partially covered over. Retains original paper caption: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 590 1926 American League Champion New York Yankees team photograph by George Grantham Bain. 5"x7" Sepia toned photograph displaying a crisp image of the AL Champs including Huggins, Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, and Pennock. Small tear at upper edge and several corner/edge chips. If framed for display nearly all could be matted out. Back bears "Photo by Bain..." and "Culver" stampings with typed identifier and Oct. 1926 date: Central image EX-EX/MT with note to edge chips/tear ($500-$1,000) $392.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 591 Rare 1926 St. Louis Cardinals pennant winners composite photograph. Handsome arrangement of player bust poses including Hornsby, Alexander, Haines, Hafey, and Bottomley. Marked Persons & Cavagnaro at bottom rt., 10"x13" archivally matted and framed. Has a few surface creases/tears on right side and a small 3/4" chip at bottom right corner. Desirable photographic item from the World Champion Cardinals: VG-EX ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 592 1926 American League Champion New York Yankees team photograph. 8"x10" Black and white photograph taken around (1) week prior to the start of the World Series. Minimal wear to central image with some light creasing and (1) small tear at extreme borders. "Underwood & Underwood" stamping and original paper caption on reverse: EX/MT ($700-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 593 Babe Ruth press photograph c.1927. 8"x10" Sepia toned photograph depicts Ruth with several female fans as he arrives in Los Angeles to begin filming of "Babe Comes Home." Light wear/chipping confined to edges and original paper caption and "Culver Pictures" stamp on verso. Exceptional content, clarity, and contrast: EX-EX/MT ($300-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 594 1928 World Champion New York Yankees team photograph. 5.25"x9" Sepia toned period photograph displaying art like clarity, pictures the team as they prepare to meet the Cardinals in the World Series. Manager Huggins is at center with notables Ruth, Gehrig, Dickey, Durocher, Hoyt, Combs, and Lazzeri. Consistent age toning/silvering with approximately 2" tear at lower left corner and pair of small chips at upper right. "Underwood and Underwood" stamp and original paper caption on back: VG/EX-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 595 1932 World Champion New York Yankees team photograph. 7"x9" Black and white photograph with Joe McCarthy at center including notables Ruth, Gehrig, Pennock, Dickey, Gomez, Lazzeri, Sewell, Combs, and Ruffing. Very minor wear with exception of some creasing/surface wrinkling at left edge. "Dec 23, 1932" date stamp and original paper caption on back: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 596 Nick Altrock, Al Schact, and Joe Brown large format photograph by Pietzcker c.1930s. Sepia toned 11"x14" period photograph displays moderate age toning with wear/small tears largely confined to edges. Small water stain at bottom right corner: VG ($250-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 597 Jackie Robinson team issued photograph c.1950s. 8"x10" Black and white photograph of Robinson in uniform exhibits very mild age toning and a touch of wear at edges. Stamped on the back "Brooklyn National League Baseball Club." Minimal age toning and edge wear. Includes PSA/DNA Type 1 full LOA: EX/MT ($200-$400) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 598 1938 New York Yankees team photograph. Nearly pristine 7"x9" sepia toned image picturing the World Champion Yankees posed in three rows. Players include Gehrig, DiMaggio, Dickey, and Ruffing. Marked Cosmo-Sileo photo, NY at bottom right. Outstanding period image with flawless contrast and clarity: NM-MT ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 599 Babe Ruth photograph c.1920s. Sepia toned image picturing Babe Ruth batting in Red Sox uniform c.1918-1920. Classic rendering after the original Charles Conlon photograph, captures Ruth in a majestic follow through from his swing. Stamped by Brown Brothers, NY, on the reverse along with pencil notation "Babe Ruth on Boston Red Sox 1918". 6 1/2"x8 1/2" : EX ($1,500-$2,000) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 600 Rare St. Mary's Industrial School baseball team printed photographic piece. Highly desirable rendering of the St. Mary's Industrial School baseball team c.1910-1912, features a young player by the name of George Herman Ruth. Ruth had developed into a superb baseball player under the guidance of Brother Mathias at the reform school where he was placed at the age of seven. The image measures 6"x9" and has been laid down on a thick stock photo board. Ruth is pictured in the center of the top row wearing catcher's equipment and holding a spider style mask and mitt. The offered image is the first example of this particular view that we have encountered, and varies distinctly from another well documented image picturing the 1912 Champion "Red Sox" team of St. Mary's. The back of the photo board is inscribed in period pencil notations to include, "Babe Ruth catcher on 'Red Sox' 1910 Champions...Ruth top center, Tom Padgett left end bottom row". Stamped by the "File Dept. at the New York World" along with a printing date of "8/10/20". Based on the image quality, printing date, and image format, it is our belief that the offered piece was likely printed in the late teens or in fact 1920 itself. Obviously, with a print date of 8/10/20 it can be no later than 1920, but could certainly have been printed earlier and then re-printed at a later date, as is often seen on news file photographs. Contrast quality remains quite nice given the dating and original image quality with a small corner chip at the top right. Significant Babe Ruth display piece dating to his very earliest baseball playing days: VG-EX ($2,000-$3,000) $0.00
 
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