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Back Items For The Auction of April 28, 2012  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 301 Rare 1975 World Series Game #7 full unused ticket. Highly uncommon full ticket as issued for the classic seventh game of the 1975 World Series played at Boston's Fenway Park. Game seven featured a continuance of the dramatic play seen throughout the 1975 postseason with the Reds prevailing in the ninth inning by a score of 4 to 3. The Curse of the Bambino continued for yet another season. The offered ticket remains in outstanding original condition exhibiting no mentionable defects and retaining fresh original surface color: NM-NM/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 302 1975 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox road jersey. Original grey knit jersey retains its original "Boston" lettering across the front with number "8" on the back. Appropriate McAuliffe tagging is affixed inside the collar along with "42" size tag. "1975" year tag and dry clean tagging are found at the bottom of the tail front. The jersey exhibits evident use and age wear inclusive of desirable 'puckering' to the lettering, number, and tagging from wash wear. Signed by Yastrzemski across the front in black sharpie. Very fine game jersey dating to the Red Sox memorable AL Championship season in 1975. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (jersey) and JSA (autograph): EX ($5,000-$7,500) $12,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 303 Fine Carl Yastrzemski 1967 World Series professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 30.7oz. The bat shows very fine use including ball marks, stitching impressions, rack marks, and light grain swelling to the barrel area. Model W215 stamped on the knob end with "8" written in period blue marker. The barrel end displays the special designation stampings for the World Series, "1967-World Series Boston Red Sox" along with the typical facsimile signature stamping. The barrel has also been autographed by Yastrzemski in green marker adding "TC" for Triple Crown. Although the 1967 Red Sox fell short in their bid for the World Championship that particular season, they will always be fondly remembered by Boston fans. Specifically, Carl Yastrzemski enjoyed a season for the ages in 1967 capturing the Triple Crown. Very fine game bat which must be considered among the finest of its type. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (bat) and JSA (autograph): EX ($3,000-$5,000) $14,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 304 Rare 1967 Boston Red Sox "Impossible Dream" Opening Day full ticket and World Series Game #7 full unused ticket. The 1966 Boston Red Sox team had finished in a detestable ninth position in the American League. As such, it was hard for Sox fans to imagine that any great changes would come in the 1967 campaign. This was no ordinary team however, as the "Impossible Dream" 1967 Red Sox team captured the pennant on the final day of the season going from 9th to 1st in the span of a year. Offered are the two scarce tickets that bookend that magical season to include: April 11, 1967 Boston Red Sox Opening Day full unused ticket. Ticket remains fully intact with some creasing to several areas along with some relatively minor surface wear: VG. Scarcely offered full unused ticket as issued for the seventh game of the 1967 World Series played at Boston's Fenway Park. The Red Sox "Impossible Dream" season of 1967 ended in disappointment as Bob Gibson dominated the final contest striking out ten batters en route to a 7 to 2 victory. Ticket presents very nicely with outstanding sharp corners and fresh original surface: NM-NM/MT ($1,000-$3,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 305 Tony Conigliaro framed display piece. Matted and framed display includes an original ticket stub from the August 18, 1967 game in which Conigliaro was hit by a pitch off of Angels pitcher Jack Hamilton. The injury caused permanent eye damage which would eventually end Conigliaro's promising young career. Stub itself has the date printed at the bottom right and has some period tape reinforcement to the stub itself: VG. The display also includes a Tony Conigliaro signed unlined card in black ink rating 9/10 out of 10: NM and a vintage 1970 Sports Illustrated cover which pictured Conigliaro after the injury. Includes LOA from JSA (autograph). ($500-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 306 Tony Conigliaro 1969 Sporting News AL Comeback Player of the Year award plaque. Original plaque as presented to Conigliaro after being awarded the honor of Comeback Player of the Year for 1969 in the American League. During the 1967 "Impossible Dream" season Tony Conigliaro was hit in the cheek causing permanent damage to his retina and vision. Although still recovering from his injury, Conigliaro made a spectacular comeback in 1969 hitting 20 home runs and collecting 82 RBIs in 141 games played. Black painted wooden plaque measures 12"x15" with applied brass placard at top titled "The Sporting News 1969 A.L. Comeback Player of the Year". Bust image of Conigliaro is below along with an additional brass placard chronicling the details of Tony's comeback season. The plaque itself has some minor surface scratches and a small corner chip on the back portion at top right: EX ($3,000-$4,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 307 1967 Tony Conigliaro Boston Red Sox American League Championship ring. Original ring as presented to Conigliaro as a member of the "Impossible Dream" 1967 Red Sox AL Championship team. Large "B" on the ring top having two inset diamonds of .10 carat weight each. "Boston Red Sox AL Champions" lettering encircles the perimeter. One side panel displays "1967" date above Red Sox crossed bats logo with the other side panel having "Conigliaro" in block lettering above Red Sox hat decor. Marked "Balfour 10K" with small "2" on the interior ring band. General light wear throughout. Conigliaro was a key figure on the 1967 Red Sox team belting 20 home runs in just 95 games before suffering a tragic eye injury when hit by a pitch that ended his season, and in time, his baseball career: EX-MT ($10,000-$20,000) $17,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 308 Tony Conigliaro autographed professional model baseball bat c.1965-1968. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 30.6oz. The bat exhibits very fine use including ball marks, stitching impressions, rack marks, and repaired handle crack. Model K55 stamped on knob end with "25' written in vintage black marker. Signed on the barrel, "Tony Conigliaro" in blue ink rating 8 out of 10. Tony C remains one of the most beloved baseball figures in Boston history with this particular bat serving as an exemplary specimen. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (bat) and JSA (autograph): EX ($2,000-$3,000) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 309 Unique Ted Williams autographed jersey with multiple inscriptions and hand painted batting scene. Replica 1939 Boston Red Sox style home jersey signed across the front by Ted Williams in black sharpie along with five additional inscriptions as follows: "The Kid", "Splendid Splendin Splinter", "The Thumper", Terrible Ted", and "Theodore Samuel Williams". Signature and inscriptions rate 8 out of 10 with a few areas of minimal bleeding mentioned for accuracy only. The right panel of the jersey front features a hand painted color rendering of Williams in a batting pose by artist Gregg Packer dated 2004. Back of the jersey has one small piece of adhesive residue from mounting, which may be removable along with a small blue ink line as well. Exceptional signed jersey is without question the finest of its type that we have encountered. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM (With note to back of jersey adhesive/ink line) ($2,000-$4,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 310 "The Teammates" autographed Ted Williams model baseball bat. Full size Louisville Slugger Ted Williams model bat signed by the famed Red Sox teammate quartet of Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Dom DiMaggio, and Bob Doerr. Signatures range from 8 to 10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and (2) brochures from the 2002 dinner at which it was signed: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 311 Ted Williams folk art decorated baseball c.1955. Reach W.Harridge OAL baseball having hand drawn and colored depiction of Williams batting lettered, "The Splendid Splinter" to the left and "Ted Williams" to the right. Signed in print by Baltimore area itinerant artist Doc Werner and dated 1955. Displays moderate even toning with typical light crazing to period coat of shellac: EX ($500-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 312 Ted Williams souvenir glove photo box with related glove c.1960s. Rare photographic glove box as originally issued with Ted Williams model baseball gloves picturing a full panel color image of Ted Williams posing with a young player in Red Sox uniform on both front and back. Side panels feature an illustrative image of Williams along with endorsement of the glove line. General light handling wear is visible inclusive of some surface wrinkling: VG-EX. The box includes Ted Williams model glove retaining its original manufacturer's label on the backstrap and facsimile signature stamping on the interior. Youth model glove measures 8 1/2" tall with light to moderate general use: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 313 April 30, 1952 Ted Williams Day collection including autographed program and two ticket stubs. In January of 1952 Ted Williams was recalled from a reserve list to serve as Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. The Red Sox quickly planned for a day to honor Ted before his departure to service which was held at Fenway Park on April 30, 1952. A sellout crowd generated thunderous applause during a moving day of ceremonies and game action. Fittingly, Williams smashed a two run homer in his final at bat in the seventh inning to lead the Red Sox to a two run victory. At the end of the ceremony in which Williams received, among other items, a Cadillac the fans all joined hands and sang "Auld Lang Syne". Ted later remarked that he was very "moved" by that moment and the appreciation the fans of Boston had exhibited. Offered is a notably rare set of materials as obtained at Fenway Park on Ted Williams day in 1952. Includes 1952 Red Sox game program which has been neatly scored in pencil and has been autographed by Williams in blue sharpie: EX-MT; Scarce exterior program sheath picturing Williams batting with titling at the bottom. The sheath exhibits some border creasing and other typical light handling wear also signed by Williams across the front: VG-EX; (2) ticket stubs from the game day: EX; and two original snapshot photos taken during the game and field ceremonies: VG-EX. Includes auction LOA from JSA and two individual full LOAs from PSA/DNA for the two signatures. ($1,000-$2,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 314 Historic September 28, 1960 Ted Williams Final Game program, ticket stub, and related ephemera. With one swing of the bat in a game played at Fenway Park against the Baltimore Orioles, Ted Williams cemented his place in baseball history with a home run into the right center field bleachers. Urged to retire in 1959 Williams would not go away quietly and returned in 1960 at the age of 42 only to have a very fine season which was an appropriate end to his storied career. Typical of Williams' flare for the dramatic in his final at bat of his career, he hammered a 1-1 pitch into the stands and rode off into the history books. The crowd that day was notably sparse and accordingly original programs and ticket stubs from that game are very rare and highly sought after. Offered is an original collection of materials from that game as assembled by the original attendee that day at Fenway Park. Includes Red Sox souvenir program from the game which has been scored in ink including the Williams home run. Several neatly penned period notations are also found on the scoring page including, "Ted Williams last game at Fenway Park". Front cover has "Ted's Last Fenway Game" written in red pencil at the top margin. General condition of the program is very clean overall: EX-EX/MT; Ticket stub remains very clean retaining its original perforated rain check stub. Two tiny staple holes are present: EX; (4) original color photographs taken that day including unique candid poses of Ted in the batting circle awaiting his at bat. 4"x6" each: EX-MT; 1960 Red Sox yearbook: EX; and a copy of the 9/29/1960 Boston Globe with headlines of Williams home run. Very rare ensemble with uncommon direct provenance to the original recipient. ($3,000-$4,000) $2,805.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 315 Ted Williams single signed miniature baseball c.1950s. Cream colored Reach W.Harridge OAL miniature baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Ted Williams." Blue ink signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Ball displays a pleasing even coloration with unusually bold stampings and is the earliest we have encountered in this unique size. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sig. NM ($500-$750) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 316 Scarce 1938 Minneapolis Millers large format team photograph. Desirable period photograph of Ted Williams during his earliest days in professional baseball. He would only spend (1) season in Double-A ball where he earned the American Association Triple Crown before being called up to the Boston Red Sox. Sepia toned 10.5"x18.75" image (visible area) displays moderate wear with (1) small tear at either edge and pronounced vertical crease (which break surface). Rare photograph is the first we have handled and only the second copy which we have encountered. Framed to 19.5"x32.5" overall: VG/EX ($2,500-$3,500) $880.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 317 1938 Minneapolis Millers team signed baseball. Wilson Official American Association baseball has been signed by (21) including Ted Williams, Cooker Triplett, Andy Cohen, Lefty Lefebure, Charlie Wagner, Stan Spence, Roy Parmelee, and others. Ink signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays a light cream coloration with period coat of shellac and handwritten "Minneapolis Baseball Club 1938" identifier. Highly desirable ball from Williams' standout pre-Major Leagues season is the strongest condition example which we have encountered. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$4,000) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 318 1938 American Association All-Star Team signed baseball with Ted Williams. Wilson Official American Association baseball has been signed by (19) including Williams, Burt Shotten, Babe Phelps, Joe Becker, Roy Parmelee, Oscar Grimes, Whit Wyatt, Eddie Joost, Kemp Wicker, Fern Bell, and others. Ink signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10 (1 lesser). Ball displays an even cream coloration with light coat of shellac applied in the period and handwritten identifier on sweetspot. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX-EX/MT ($1,500-$3,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 319 Incredible .400 Hitters Club autographed baseball. Off white Harridge AL baseball which has been signed by six members of the elite group of players who hit for a .400 or better batting average. Signatures include Ty Cobb, Fred Clarke, Bill Terry, Rogers Hornsby, George Sisler, and Ted Williams. Signatures remain in very fine condition ranging from 8 to 10 out of 10. Ball itself presents handsomely with minimal age toning and no mentionable usage wear. The scarcity of this baseball simply cannot be overstated, evidenced by the fact that it is comprised of the complete roster of players who accomplished the feat in the 20th century with the exception of only Joe Jackson, Harry Heilmann, and Nap Lajoie. The ball was likely signed at an event held at Toots Shor's restaurant in New York City in 1958 at which the signers were in attendance. While the display qualities of the ball are very fine, it is equally impressive to contemplate the forethought that went into obtaining the player's signatures, and only their signatures, on such a ball. Themed signature baseballs from that era are virtually non existent with note to the exclusivity of this particular club. Superior rarity in nearly original as signed condition grade. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($20,000-$30,000) $55,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 321 1954 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox professional model home jersey. Few players in baseball history have garnered the respect that Ted Williams earned during his illustrious 19 year career with the Boston Red Sox. Williams's statistics are among the most revered of any player in history: a lifetime batting average of .344, over 2,600 career hits, over 1,800 career RBI's, 521 lifetime home runs, and a remarkable .634 career slugging percentage, which is second only to Babe Ruth. Williams won the American League MVP award in 1946 and 1949 and nearly captured the award on several other occasions as well. The 1941 season in which he batted .406 has become almost mythical as he elected to bat in the final two games collecting six hits in his final eight at bats. Ted also won the AL Triple Crown in both 1942 and 1947. The offered jersey is a rare cream color flannel home shirt from Williams's 1954 season with the Red Sox. The jersey exhibits fine evident use including some surface wear, three small interior patch repairs on the front to three small holes, several areas of light staining and period soiling. Piping to the back of the collar area also exhibits some loss. The front retains its original "Red Sox" lettering while the back proudly displays the hallowed red #9, which instantly identifies the shirt to any fan of the game. Tim McAuliffe tag remains affixed to the tail front along with "1954 46 2in. 9" chain stitching. As seen in several other documented period Ted Williams jerseys, the tail was shortened in the period at the bottom edge. Overall appearance remains very strong with original patina and excellent usage. Original Ted Williams home uniforms of this caliber are increasingly rare with only a handful of documented exemplars of quality in existence. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and Mears Authentication (Graded A7) along with an additional letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: EX ($50,000-$75,000) $70,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 322 Scarce Boston Red Sox "World's Champions" souvenir pennant c.1915-1918. Highly uncommon original felt pennant of three piece construction retaining its original applied lettering, "Red Sox" across the front. Two additional red felt "sox" emblems appear at the left end flanking "World's Champions" lettering. General condition is outstanding for its issue exhibiting light age toning and retaining its original tassels. Corner areas each have a very light pinhole mentioned for accuracy: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 323 Fine 1915 Boston Red Sox large format photograph with Babe Ruth. Uncommon large format 10"x13" sepia tone image picturing the American League and World Champion Boston Red Sox posed at Fenway Park in full uniform. Players are identified on the respective images including Duffy Lewis, Tris Speaker, Carl Mays, Harry Hooper, Joe Wood, manager Bill Carrigan, and a very young Babe Ruth. Titled at the bottom margin, "The Boston Red Sox-American League Champions Season 1915". Image quality and contrast is outstanding for the medium with few examples of this type and size surviving in similar grade. The 1915 season not only marked a World Championship title for the Red Sox franchise, but also was the first in the career of Babe Ruth. Professionally matted and framed in linen matting: NM ($5,000-$7,500) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 323a Exceptional 1915 Boston Red Sox pennant. Rare full sized period red felt pennant has “1915” and a pair of socks within triangular white section at left. Team name “Red Sox” is done in applied block lettering across the front. Well preserved displaying a hint of light toning throughout and light to moderate scattered wear inclusive of several very small moth holes. Tastefully matted and framed to 18.25”x46” overall (light wear to frame). One of the most visually appealing pennants we have handled and a magnificent rarity with this being perhaps the first of it’s particular type which we have encountered: VG/EX ($5,000-$10,000) $8,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 324 Early Boston Red Sox pennant c.1910s. Red felt pennant with "Red Sox" block lettered font sewn on front. Measures approximately 22" long in current state (28" including tassels) with tip missing and moderate chipping at edges. Tastefully matted and framed with museum quality materials to 14.25"x35.25". The first of this particular variation which we have handled: VG-VG/EX ($1,500-$2,500) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 325 1918 World Series program at Boston. Original program issued for game played at Fenway Park between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs. Light age toning throughout with minor scattered wear at edges. Bound edge retains its integrity in holding the program together with some professional restoration having one slightly loose page set. Vertical centerfold has been well pressed out and hardly detracts. An exceptional rarity printed on the most fragile of paper stock: Technical VG-EX with EX appearance ($4,000-$6,000) $10,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 326 1916 World Series program at Boston. Original program as issued for Game #2 as played at Boston with Babe Ruth appearing as a pitcher for the Red Sox. The game was a classic pitcher's duel with Ruth outlasting the Brooklyn club winning by a score of 2-1 in the 13th inning. The program shows evident use including corner wear, some surface creasing, and some vestiges of pencil impressions on the front cover. Interior is scored neatly in pencil through 9 innings along with the total score of 2-1 at the bottom. The back cover image pictures the Red Sox team with Ruth and remains fairly clean with some general wear including a small edge chip: VG ($1,000-$2,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 327 1915 World Series program at Boston. Strong condition example showing minimal wear to front and back covers with most coming in form of surface wrinkling/creasing confined to extreme edges. Interior is unusually clean and very neatly scored in pencil for game (3) of the Series played October 11 which marked the first played in Boston. Small period ink notation on back cover. Very fine example of one of the more desirable early World Series programs: EX-EX/MT ($2,500-$3,500) $3,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 328 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 ($2,000-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 329 Historic and scarce 1903 World Series Game One program at Boston. Wonderful relic as issued for the first game played in World Series history at Boston's Huntington Grounds on October 1, 1903. Interestingly it was the Pittsburgh Pirates who prevailed in game one over the hometown Boston club and their ace Cy Young. Pittsburgh captured a 7 to 3 victory behind the pitching of Deacon Phillippe and the first home run in the history of the World Series by Jimmy Sebring. The offered exemplar presents beautifully with crisp contrast and imagery on the front cover depicting images of Boston's Jimmy Collins and Pittsburgh's Fred Clarke. Boston legend "Nuf Ced" McGreevy is also pictured on the cover as well. Interior of the fold-out program features pre-printed lineups for both teams including some of the biggest names in the game such as Honus Wagner, Cy Young, Jimmy Collins, and Fred Clarke. Neatly scored in pencil in the period appropriately reflecting the final score and related statistics for the inaugural game. Pre-printed date of "Thursday, October 1, 1903" is also visible on the interior to further corroborate its significance in relation to the inaugural contest in World Series history. A number of Boston area mercantile advertisements are found within the interior of the program as well as the back cover, all of which contribute to the period visual flavor of the piece. Overall condition is outstanding having had a few areas of very finely executed professional restoration, most notably to a few small horizontal border tears at the right edge with some tape removal and a repair to corner loss at the upper right hand. The spine of the program also exhibits some typical areas of reinforcement. Born of its experimental predecessor the Temple Cup Series of the 1890s, the "World's Series" inception in 1903 was the beginning of a significant period of reconciliation between the senior National League of 1876 and the newly formed American League in 1901. The overwhelming success and popularity of the inaugural series in 1903 cemented the desire of the American public to relish in an annual contest to determine the champion of their National Pastime. The import of the offered program cannot be overstated as it represents not only one of a scant few surviving 1903 World Series programs, but could well be the only corroborated exemplar from the first game in World Series history. We find its current offering within this important sale of Boston related artifacts to be an appropriate setting for a piece of its importance and would clearly rate it among the finest of its type to have been offered at public auction: EX (with note to restoration) ($100,000-$200,000) $120,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 330 Scarce Richard Hoblitzell Boston Red Sox professional model complete road uniform c.1914-1918. Grey flannel jersey, pants, and hat as worn by Boston Red Sox third baseman Richard Hoblitzell during the late teens. Pinstriped jersey remains in outstanding original condition with "Red Sox" across the front in red lettering which has appropriately faded to a pinkish-red coloration. Horace Partridge Co. manufacturing label is affixed inside the collar along with "Hoblitzell" chain stitched label. The shirt even retains its original "fat straps" at the bottom of the back used to keep the shirt tucked into the pants. Matching pinstriped pants also retain their original Horace Partridge Co. manufacturer's tagging inside the pants along with "Hoblitzell" chain stitched label. The uniform also includes its very rare original pinstriped small bill hat retaining its original leather interior headband with Wright & Ditson, Boston manufacturer stamping in the leather. Overall condition is exceptional showing evident use and appropriate age toning while retaining a fine overall appearance. There are a scant few period moth holes on the jersey and pants which are mentioned for accuracy only. During the tenure in which Hoblitzell played for the Red Sox from 1914-1918, the team appeared in three World Series making it completely plausible that this particular shirt may have seen World Series play. Pre 1920s Major League professional model uniforms are exceedingly rare with the offered example ranking as one of the finest of its type that we have encountered. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($10,000-$20,000) $50,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 331 Incredibly scarce "Nuf Ced" McGreevy souvenir shot glass c.1900-1915. Diminutive hand blown shot glass featuring an etched portrait of famed Boston sports figure Mike "Nuf Ced" McGreevy. "McGreevy on the Avenue 3rd Base" lettering found above and below the image. McGreevy is one of Boston's men of legend who was the owner and bartender of M.T. McGreevy & Co, Importers, or what was better known to fans as the "Third Base Saloon" because it was the last stop on the way "home" after the game. McGreevy became the leader of the venerable "Royal Rooters" fan club who cheered for their Boston Pilgrims at every home game. 2 1/2" tall remaining in superb original condition: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $3,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 332 1912 Boston Red Sox team panoramic photograph. Printed photographic image of the World Champion Red Sox superimposed over image of Fenway Park. Players are identified under image including Speaker, Wood, Lewis, and Cicotte. Measures 10"x27" in black painted wooden frame marked "Glines Panoramic Co., Boston" at lower left. Fairly clean overall with some minor soiling to the margins and four small pinholes to the corners: EX ($750-$1,250) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 333 Boston Red Sox presentational baseball bat c.1913. Incredibly dense Nicaraguan wood baseball bat weighing 4lbs. 3oz. as presented to the Boston Red Sox in 1913 in honor of their 1912 World Championship. Bat measures 34" long with an affixed silver label on the knob end inscribed, "To the Boston Red Sox World's Champions for 1913 Presented by the American Fans of Bluefields, Nicaragua". The silver label remains intact with some age wear and a few indentations. The bat retains its original surface with some typical surface wear including a few scratches and small fissures on the barrel end from aging. Interesting and unique presentational piece with relation to the 1912 World Champion Red Sox: VG-EX ($2,000-$4,000) $2,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 334 Scarce 1912 Boston Red Sox "Champions" pin. Period 1.25" pin back button with a pair of crossed bats atop an early Sox logo has the year "1912" and "Champions" above. Lettered "Compliments of A.Shuman & Co." at lower edge and in fine overall condition with a hint of discoloration to intact celluloid surface. Moderate rust on back: EX ($500-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 335 Unique and historic April 20, 1912 Fenway Park Opening Day First Pitched baseball. At the time, Red Sox owner John Taylor's plan to sell himself a cheap plot of land in the "Fens" of Boston and in turn increase the value of his baseball franchise seemed nothing other then ordinary in the course of such business. Taylor's plan succeeded without fanfare as he was in in fact able to sell the team to new owners Jim McAleer and Robert McRoy even before the final construction was complete. One hundred years later there are few if any remaining landmarks in the United States whose resume for drama within the theatre of sport equal that of Boston's Fenway Park. Beginning with the elite championship teams of the 1912-18 era and continuing with the 1940-50s team led by the immortal Ted Williams. The 1960-70s era saw the resurgence of the Red Sox behind players such as Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Rice although the drought of a championship began to reach emergent levels. The 1980s brought a new group of championship caliber players to Fenway Park once again falling just short of the World Championship that had eluded the club since 1918. Finally, in 2004 and again in 2007 the champagne once again flowed within the brick walls of Fenway as the Red Sox regained the title of World Champions that had eluded, or by popular opinion, haunted them for so many years. Through all of the players, renovations, advertising displays, managerial changes, and world events Fenway Park remained a constant. The stadium that has called Boston home for 100 years serves, in a fashion, as an old friend or "family" property that stirs the soul upon first sight on return. In celebration of this historic 100th anniversary of Fenway Park we are honored to present this hallowed piece of Boston baseball history dating to the April 20, 1912 contest. The ball itself is an official American League baseball with appropriate Ban Johnson President stampings. Its origin began within the personal collection of former Major League Baseball umpire and Hall of Fame member Tommy Connolly who served as one of the umpires for the inaugural game. The ball displays numerous period inscriptions which are quite possibly in hand of umpire Connolly to include, "First Ball Pitched Saturday April 20, 1912 Opening of Fenway Park", "New York-6 Boston-7 11 Innings" , "Batteries O'Brien -P- Caldwell NY" , "Boston Nunamaker-Street", "Umpires T.H. Connolly & Bob Hart". The ball itself remains in fine overall condition with clearly legible stampings of manufacture and having one surface abrasion to a side panel. This particular baseball most certainly held a special place within the collection of Tommy Connolly as evidenced by the fact that Connolly only retained similar baseballs of significance within his personal collection. Several other examples having originated from the Connolly collection include1916 Opening Day baseball signed by President Woodrow Wilson, 1918 Baseball used in the first Sunday Major League Baseball game, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball, and the 1921 Opening Day baseball signed by President Calvin Coolidge. Impressive are they all, but with due respect none compare to the iconic status enjoyed by the Fenway Park specimen. The significance of this particular baseball cannot be overstated. Its origins trace to the very inception of professional baseball within Fenway Park which to date stands as the oldest operating stadium within Major League Baseball. So as we celebrate the pitch to be thrown on opening day of the 2012 season, the 100th in the history of Fenway Park, the offered baseball provides an appropriate window to the past by which Red Sox fans may look back at the storied history of the franchise, its players, and the quaint yet primitive ball park that so many have called "home". Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and JSA ((period notations): EX (Estimate Upon Request) $150,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 336 Ted Williams autographed Boston Red Sox jersey with numerous statistic inscriptions. Cream colored Boston Red Sox jersey with team name lettered across the front, has 1939 Centennial patch on sleeve. Signed on the front, "Ted Williams" in black marker with additional "#9, 1941 - .406, M.V.P. 1946-1949, Triple Crown 1942-1974, H.O.F. 1966, HR's, 521" inscription. Signature rates 8 to 9 out of 10 with incidental bleed to small portion of the extra handwriting. Proper Mitchell & Ness tagging in collar and front tail (size XL). Framed to 34.25"x42.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Jersey NM ($3,000-$4,000) $4,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 337 Ted Williams autographed last home run photograph. 16"x20" Black and white photograph based on the original which was taken the day he hit his last home run. Signed on the front, "Ted Williams" with seldom offered "521 9/28/60" inscription. Blue marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 338 Ted Williams autographed Cooperstown Bat Co. model bat. Exclusive artist's proof numbered example as given to Williams marked "TWP8" on the knob end. Bat pictures a color portrait of Williams with image of Fenway Park and career statistics. Signed in blue sharpie on the barrel rating 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($500-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 339 Ted Williams autographed photograph. 16"x20" Color photograph based on the original which was taken while Williams was serving as a Marine pilot. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" in silver paint pen rating 9 out of 10. Uncommon image offers striking crisp clarity. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 340 Ted Williams autographed baseball bat. Full size 35" long Louisville Slugger 125 model bat displaying the classic Ted Williams facsimile signature stamping on the barrel end. Signed across the barrel by Williams in blue sharpie with autograph rating 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-NM/MT ($500-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 341 Ted Williams autographed Louisville Slugger commemorative black bat. Bold full size Louisville Slugger 125 model black bat with custom impressed gilt lettering on barrel end, "Legend of the Kid, Triple Crown '42 & '47, MVP '46 & '49-.406 '41, Lifetime BA .344 & 521 HR. Signed in gold "Ted Williams" across the barrel area rating 9 out of 10. Very desirable limited edition custom made bat not previously offered until the current auction. Numbered 820/1000. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 342 Fine lot of (5) Ted Williams autographed Louisville Slugger commemorative black bats. Bold full size Louisville Slugger 125 model black bats with custom impressed gilt lettering on barrel end, "Legend of the Kid, Triple Crown '42 & '47, MVP '46 & '49-.406 '41, Lifetime BA .344 & 521 HR. Signed in gold "Ted Williams" across the barrel area rating 9 out of 10. Very desirable limited edition custom made bats not previously offered until the current auction. Numbered 499, 505, 513, 519, and 520 respectively out of 1,000. Includes auction LOA from JSA and (5) individual letters of provenance from Claudia Williams: NM-MT ($5,000-$7,500) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 343 Ted Williams autographed giclee by Armand Montagne. Colorful giclee on canvas after the original rendering by noted artist Armand Montagne depicting Williams in his classic swing. 24"x 30" unframed and signed by Williams in gold sharpie across the left side. Minimal flaking to a few of the corner areas. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 344 Ted Williams autographed photograph. 16"x20" Black and white photograph based on the original which was taken during his Rookie season. Signed across the front in blue marker, "Ted Williams" with "1939" notation below. Incidental wear within lower left hand corner border. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 345 Ted Williams autographed photograph. Classic 16"x20" black and white photograph has been signed across the front, "Ted Williams." Silver paint pen signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has Green Diamond authentication hologram affixed: NM ($300-$500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 346 Ted Williams autographed print by LeRoy Neiman with desirable "9" number designation. Matted and framed limited edition color print measures 9"x24" signed at the bottom "Ted Williams 9" with "9/1000" notation denoting Ted Williams retired uniform number. Neiman has also signed the bottom in black sharpie. Very attractive Williams autographed display piece after the original 1980 rendering by noted artist LeRoy Neiman. This particular painting was also used as a fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 347 Ted Williams autographed large format photograph by Arthur Griffin. Exceptional color photograph based on the original taken during Williams' Rookie season has been signed across the front in blue marker. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Also signed in the lower corner by noted photographer Arthur Griffin and framed to 31.5"x41.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 348 Ted Williams single signed baseball. B.Brown AL ball signed by Williams across the sweetspot in blue ink rating 9 out of 10. Ball itself remains very clean save for a small light circular surface indentation on reverse sweetspot. One of only a handful of Ted Williams single signed baseballs found within the collection. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $726.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 349 Ted Williams single signed baseball with 521HRs inscription. B.Brown AL ball signed across the sweetspot with rare "521 HRs" notation rating 9 out of 10. The ball itself has some areas of minor age toning and a light circular impression on the opposite side panel. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Signature: NM, Ball: EX ($500-$750) $3,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 350 Ted Williams autographed large format photograph by Arthur Griffin. Exceptional color photograph of a young Ted Williams has been signed across the front in blue marker. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Also signed in the lower corner by noted photographer Arthur Griffin and framed to 32"x43" overall. Small amount of what may be moisture damage at edges may well be a flaw on the original negative. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 351 Ted Williams single signed baseball with .406 inscription. Near white B. Brown AL ball signed across the sweetspot with ".406" notation denoting Williams' batting average in the storied 1941 season. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-MT, Signature: NM ($500-$750) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 352 Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle autographed baseball with related photograph signed by Williams. Clean near white to white B.Brown AL ball signed in blue ink by Mantle and Williams. Signatures rate 9/10 out of 10. The offered is the finest of the four examples found within the Williams collection. The lot also includes a black and white 8"x10" photo of Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle signed by Williams in gold sharpie. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: NM, Signatures: NM-MT, Photo: NM ($750-$1,250) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 353 500 Home Run Club autographed baseball. B.Giamatti NL ball signed by (11) members of the 500 Home Run Club to include Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Eddie Mathews, Frank Robinson, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Mike Schmidt, Reggie Jackson, and Harmon Killebrew. Signatures range from 8 to 10 out of 10. The ball itself has some areas of light age toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range NM-NM/MT ($750-$1,250) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 354 500 Home Run Club autographed poster. Color 27"x29" commemorative poster depicting (11) of the 500 Home Run Club Members each having signed their respective image in blue sharpie with applicable home run totals. Players include Williams, Aaron, Schmidt, Killebrew, Jackson, Robinson, Mathews, Banks, McCovey, Mays, and Murray. Signatures and inscriptions rate 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($500-$750) $725.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 355 500 Home Run Club autographed poster with inscriptions. Color artwork poster by Ron Lewis has been signed by all (11) depicted including Mantle, Williams, Aaron, Mays, McCovey, Mathews, Banks, Schmidt, Jackson, Robinson, and Killebrew. With the exception of Mays, all have inscribed their Home Run total. Blue marker signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Moderate wear evident throughout, ranging from small surface wrinkles to more substantial creases. Framed to 24.75"40.25" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Print EX-EX/MT, Sigs. NM ($750-$1,000) $864.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 356 Ted Williams autographed Boston Red Sox jersey. Cream colored Boston Red Sox jersey with team name lettered across the front, has 1939 Centennial patch on sleeve. The number "9" appears on back. Signed on the front, "Ted Williams" in marker rating 8 out of 10. Small errant marker mark on bottom front. Proper Mitchell & Ness tagging in collar and front tail (size L). Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 357 Ted Williams autographed photograph. Black and white image based on the original taken during the 1942 season. Signed within black background in silver paint pen, "Ted Williams" with "1942" notation. Signature rates 9/10 out of 10. 16"x20" Photograph framed to 20.25"x24.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 358 Ted Williams autographed photograph. Black and white 16"x20" photograph based on the original taken during the 1941 All-Star Game. Depicts Williams as he crossed homeplate shaking hands with Joe DiMaggio. Signed in blue marker, "Ted Williams" rating 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 359 Lot of (3) Ted Williams autographed limited edition lithographs. Trio of large format prints by noted artist Lewis Watkins depicting Williams at various point in his career. Each signed in marker rating 9 out of 10. First measures 22.5"x27.75" and is inscribed, "San Diego Padres 1936" and "Boston Red Sox 1939-1960", second is 24"x33" and inscribed "1941", third is 23"x35" and inscribed "1942. All signed by the artist and hand numbered out of (521) total pieces. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 360 Lot of (100) 1990 Ted Williams autographed Hall of Fame commemorative pieces. Titled "The Legends of Baseball" commemorative piece containing a pure silver proof coin each picturing Ted Williams portrait image. Cardboard exterior displays a color photo of Williams in Red Sox uniform, which has been signed across the front in black sharpie. Signatures range from 9 to 10 out of 10 each. A few of the coins have some very minor toning from oxidation mentioned for accuracy only. Includes auction LOA from JSA and (100) individual letters of provenance from Claudia Williams: NM ($5,000-$10,000) $13,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 361 Ted Williams autographed lithograph. Large format artist composite has been signed along the upper edge, "Ted Williams" with "San Diego Padres 1936" and "Boston Red Sox 1960" inscriptions denoting his first and last years in professional baseball. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Framed to 26"x32.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 362 Ted Williams limited edition hand enhanced giclee on canvas by Stephen Holland. Imposing 27.25"x41.25" giclee on stretched canvas depicting Ted Williams in Holland's unique style. Signed by the artist in gold paint pen in the lower corner and hand numbered "9/99": NM ($500-$750) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 363 Lot of (3) Ted Williams "Signature Series" autographed porcelain baseball card artist proof cased sets. Each set remains housed in its original wooden hinged lid case with (4) commemorative porcelain baseball cards picturing Ted Williams. The 1956 Topps card version is autographed by Williams in blue sharpie within each set rating 9/10 out of 10. Numbered, respectively, AP10, AP2, and AP4. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($300-$500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 364 Ted Williams autographed Boston Red Sox jersey with "The Kid" inscriptions. Cream colored Boston Red Sox jersey with team name lettered across the front, has 1939 Centennial patch on sleeve. Signed on the front, "Ted Williams" in marker with additional "The Kid" inscription. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Proper Mitchell & Ness tagging in collar and front tail (size XL). Framed to 34.25"x42.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Jersey NM ($2,000-$3,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 365 Ted Williams autographed limited edition giclee. Large format 34"x46" print on canvas commemorating Williams' Triple Crown and .406 hitting seasons. Signed in blue marker, "Ted Williams" with "42 47 T.C." inscription. Blue marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Hand numbered "8" from an extremely limited "Deluxe" edition of (9) pieces. Also signed by the artist Steve Parson. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 366 Ted Williams autographed Hitters Hall of Fame poster with numerous statistic inscriptions. Color artwork poster issued in conjunction with the dedication of the Hitters Hall of Fame in February 1995. Signed at lower edge, "Ted Williams" with additional "B.A. 344, 406 - 1941, H.R. 521, M.V.P. 1946-1949" inscriptions. Blue marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Framed to 20.25"x24.25" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 367 Ted Williams autographed artist's proof lithograph. Large format 24"x33" composite artwork lithograph titled "Ted Williams" within the lower border. Signed in blue marker, "Ted Williams" with "1941" inscription rating 9 out of 10. Also signed by the artist Lewis Watkins and hand numbered "A/P" denoting artist's proof. Hint of light wear entirely confined to the extreme edges with minute pair of staple holes in upper border. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 368 Ted Williams autographed print. 16"x24" Large format print of an artist's charcoal rendering has been signed across the front, "Ted Williams." Black marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($250-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 369 Ted Williams autographed photograph. Color image of Williams based on the original taken upon his Hall of Fame Induction in 1966. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10. 16"x20" Photograph framed to 20.25"x24.25" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has Green Diamond authentication hologram affixed: NM ($400-$600) $575.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 370 Ted Williams autographed photograph. 16"x20" Black and white photograph has been signed across the front, "Ted Williams." Blue marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 371 Ted Williams autographed photograph. 16"x20" Black and white photograph based on the original which depicts Ted Williams hitting his last career home run. Signed across the front in blue marker, "Ted Williams" rating 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has Green Diamond authentication hologram affixed: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 372 Ted Williams autographed photograph. 15.5"x20" Black and white photograph based on the original which was taken during Williams' rookie season. Signed across the front in blue marker, "Ted Williams" rating 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 373 Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr autographed photograph. 16"x20" Black and white photograph of the legendary Red Sox Hall of Famers based on the original taken during the 1939 season. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" and "Bob Doerr." Blue marker signatures rate 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 374 Ted Williams autographed large format photograph. 20"x27.5" Color photograph based on the original taken while Williams was serving as a Marine pilot. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 9 out of 10. Uncommon image offering fine clarity. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 375 Ted Williams autographed large format photo with Babe Ruth. Color photograph of Williams meeting Ruth in Fenway Park based on the original taken during the 1943 season. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10. 20"x24" Photograph framed to 25.5"x29.25" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has Green Diamond authentication hologram affixed: NM ($500-$750) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 376 Ted Williams autographed photograph with Babe Ruth. Black and white image based on the original taken in 1943 in Fenway Park. Signed in blue marker, "Ted Williams" rating 8 out of 10. 16"x20" Photograph framed to 20.25"x24" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 377 Ted Williams autographed large format photograph with Babe Ruth. Color photograph of Williams meeting Ruth in Fenway Park based on the original taken during the 1943 season. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10. Uncommonly large 20"x24" image offering exceptional display qualities. Light touch of wear on front. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has Green Diamond authentication hologram affixed: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 378 Ted Williams autographed large format photograph with Babe Ruth. Color photograph of Williams meeting Ruth in Fenway Park based on the original taken during the 1943 season. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10. Uncommonly large 20"x24" image offering exceptional display qualities. Light touch of wear on front. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has Green Diamond authentication hologram affixed: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 379 Choice Ted Williams autographed large format photograph with Babe Ruth. Color photograph of Williams meeting Ruth in Fenway Park based on the original taken during the 1943 season. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" with unique "with the one + only" inscription. Blue marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Uncommonly large 20"x24" image offering exceptional display qualities. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 380 Ted Williams autographed large format photograph with Babe Ruth. Color photograph of Williams meeting Ruth in Fenway Park based on the original taken during the 1943 season. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10. Uncommonly large 20"x24" image offering exceptional display qualities. Light touch of wear on front. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 381 Choice Ted Williams autographed large format photograph with Babe Ruth. Color photograph of Williams meeting Ruth in Fenway Park based on the original taken during the 1943 season. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" with unique "with greatest admiration" inscription. Blue marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Uncommonly large 20"x24" image offering exceptional display qualities. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 382 Choice Ted Williams autographed large format photograph with Babe Ruth. Color photograph of Williams meeting Ruth in Fenway Park based on the original taken during the 1943 season. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" with unique "a day to remember 1943" inscription. Blue marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Uncommonly large 20"x24" image offering exceptional display qualities. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 383 Ted Williams autographed large format photograph with Babe Ruth. Color photograph of Williams meeting Ruth in Fenway Park based on the original taken during the 1943 season. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10. Uncommonly large 20"x24" image offering exceptional display qualities. Light touch of wear on front. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 384 Enormous Ted Williams autographed photograph with Babe Ruth. Color photograph of Williams meeting Ruth in Fenway Park based on the original taken during the 1943 season. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" and inscribed "With The Greatest." Blue marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. One of only (2) copies of this tremendously desirable photographs which we have seen in this large 32"x50" size. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($2,000-$4,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 385 Enormous Ted Williams autographed photograph with Babe Ruth. Color photograph of Williams meeting Ruth in Fenway Park based on the original taken during the 1943 season. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" and inscribed "With The Greatest." Blue marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. One of only (2) copies of this tremendously desirable photographs which we have seen in this large 32"x50" size. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($2,000-$4,000) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 386 Significant Babe Ruth single signed baseball inscribed to Ted Williams. In 1939 the contrast between the baseball "life" of Ted Williams and Babe Ruth could not be more stark. Ruth had finally completely retired from the game he had revolutionized after a brief stint as a player coach with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1938. Williams burst onto the scene in 1939 becoming the first rookie to lead the league in RBIs along with hitting 27 home runs and batting .327. In fact, although there was no official rookie of the year honors in 1939, Babe Ruth himself bestowed that designation on Williams. It was on July 12, 1943 at Fenway Park where Ruth and Williams met for the first time on the occasion of a War Bond exhibition game. Ruth was the manager of the team and greeted Williams heartily. This was the only occasion on which the two men would be photographed wearing their respective Yankees and Red Sox uniforms. During the exhibition it was recounted by several news reports that Ruth remarked to Williams, "Hiya, kid. You remind me a lot of myself. I love to hit. You're one of the most natural ballplayers I've ever seen. And if my record is broken, I hope you're the one to do it". Williams would later note that meeting Ruth along with Ruth's comments to be among the most meaningful of his life having held the Babe as a hero during his youth. On that occasion at Fenway Park Ted Williams could not resist the opportunity to ask the great slugger for his autograph on a baseball which Babe gladly obliged. Light cream color William Harridge AL baseball remains in very fine unused condition. Signed in blue ink on a side panel, "To My Pal Ted Williams From Babe Ruth". Signature and salutation present in outstanding original condition rating 8/9 out of 10. This particular baseball was referenced by Williams himself on numerous occasions during his life as the "only one he ever wanted" and obviously occupied a special place of significance within his personal collection. Interestingly, the baseball itself was stolen nearly thirty years ago from the Williams home only to be located and returned with the help of the Ted Williams Museum, several years ago. Williams had been extremely disheartened by its loss due to the high regard to which he held Babe Ruth. Over the last twenty years we have had the privilege of handling many of the finest Babe Ruth autographed baseballs to have come into the marketplace, inclusive of the example which is widely regarded as the finest condition grade specimen extant. The baseball will be accompanied by several vintage photographs from Williams' personal collection inclusive of several framed examples which were displayed in Ted Williams' home picturing Ruth and Williams on the few occasions which they met. Factoring in condition, provenance, history, and the iconic nature of the very meeting of the great sluggers it is our sound opinion that the "Ruth/Williams" example is in fact the finest of its type to have been offered at public auction. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-MT, Signature: NM (Estimate Upon Request) $170,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 387 Mrs. Babe Ruth autographed photograph inscribed to Ted Williams along with vintage photographic display picturing Ruth and Williams. Framed 9"x12" artwork rendering of Babe Ruth signed at the top left, "To 'Ted' Always a favorite of Babe's. Best Wishes, Mrs. Babe Ruth". Black fountain pen signature and salutation rate 8 out of 10: EX-MT. The lot also includes sepia tone 9"x13" photographic display piece picturing Ruth and Williams in uniform at the 1943 War Bond game. Framed as displayed in the Williams residence: EX. Includes auction LOA from JSA. ($300-$500) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 388 Ted Williams original United States Passport. Original passport as issued to Ted Williams in 1994 (2004 Expiration date), features a color inset image of Williams. Signed in blue ink on interior front page, "Theodore Samuel Williams" in uncommon full name format. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $2,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 389 Ted Williams Delta Airlines membership card with related autographed personal check and luggage tag. Original 1997 Delta Airlines card as issued to Ted Williams along with a 1987 personal check made out to Delta Airlines for $100. Check has been signed in black ink "Theodore Williams" rating 9 out of 10. The lot also includes Delta Airlines "Flying Colonel" luggage tag with "Ted Williams" impressed on one side. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph): EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $366.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 390 Ted Williams Major League Baseball Players Alumni membership card and Lifetime Member Award plaque with related autographed personal check. Original membership card as issued to Williams by the MLBPA Alumni Association: EX-MT; Ted Williams Lifetime Member Award plaque as presented by the MLBPA on 5/19/1987. 8"x10": NM; Ted Williams autographed personal check made out to the MLBPA for a $100 donation in 1984. Signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph): EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 391 Ted Williams National Rifle Association Membership card and related ephemera including autographed letter from Charlton Heston and Ted Williams personal check. Original NRA Membership card as issued to Williams in 1992 featuring his name in raised gold lettering. The lot includes a 1999 typewritten letter on personal stationery as sent to Williams by NRA President Charlton Heston asking Ted to appear for endorsements of the NRA. Letter is signed by Heston in black fountain pen rating 9 out of 10. Additionally, the lot includes a 1994 Ted Williams personal check for $125 made out to the NRA for membership dues signed "Theodore Williams" in blue ink. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs): Range EX-NM ($500-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 392 Ted Williams personal MasterCard with wallet. Dated 1994 MasterCard as issued to Ted Williams signed on the back in blue ink, "Theodore S. Williams". Uncommon full name signature rates 9/10 out of 10: NM. The card is accompanied by a vintage wallet as used by Williams. Dark brown leather wallet bears no specific markings or stampings: VG. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) ($300-$500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 393 Ted Williams autographed personal check with related identification cards. Dated 2/25/1993 personal check as written to "National Headquarters Marine Corp" for $25.00 signed at the bottom "Theodore Williams". Signature rates 9/10 out of 10: NM. Includes (3) personal Ted Williams identification cards including FBI-Marine Corps Association membership card for 1996 with a color 8"x10" photo picturing Williams wearing a related I.D. badge. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($300-$500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 394 Ted Williams original United States Passport. Original passport as issued to Ted Williams in 1984 (1994 Expiration date), features a color inset image of Williams. Signed in blue ink on interior front page, "Theodore Samuel Williams" in uncommon full name format. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 395 Ted Williams desk nameplate, inkwell, and autographed photograph. Hand carved "Ted Williams" desk nameplate measures 19" long: EX-MT; Laminated bird's eye maple inkwell features inset image of a leaping fish with two pen receptacles: EX-MT. Lot includes 11"x14" black and white printed photograph of Ted Williams, autographed across the front in blue sharpie: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) ($200-$400) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 396 Ted Williams personal Visa card. Dated 1991 Merril Lynch & Co. Visa card as issued to Williams which has been autographed on the reverse, "Theodore Williams" in blue ink. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 397 1952 Ted Williams Boston Police Department Honorary Commissioner badge with related autographed personal check. Original shield shaped commemorative badge as presented to Williams as an honorary Police Commissioner for the city of Boston measuring 1 1/2" tall. Reverse is inscribed, "Ted Williams from Col. Thos. F. Sullivan April 30, 1952". The badge includes its original leather billfold, which exhibits age and handling wear. The lot is also accompanied by a Ted Williams autographed personal check made out to the Boston Police Alliance for a $100 donation in 1985. Boldly signed "Theodore Williams" at the bottom in black ink rating 9/10 out of 10. The lot is accompanied by a modern era 10"x13" black and white photo of Ted Williams posed at a mock Boston Police booking done for a comical publicity purpose. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph): Badge: EX-MT, Check: NM ($500-$750) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 398 Lot of (5) Ted Williams personal credit cards with autographed personal check to American Express. Includes (2) MasterCard, (1) Visa, (1) ATM Card, and (1) Sprint phone card picturing Williams himself. The Sun Trust MasterCard is secretarial signed. Lot includes a 1985 Ted Williams personal check made out to American Express signed "Theodore Williams" in black sharpie. Signature rates 10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA (signatures): Range EX-NM ($750-$1,250) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 399 1958 Ted Williams Boston Police Department Honorary Commissioner badge with related autographed personal check. Original shield shaped commemorative badge as presented to Williams as an honorary Police Commissioner for the city of Boston measuring 2" tall. Reverse is inscribed, "Ted Williams from Leo J. Sullivan Police Commissioner 9-23-58". The lot is also accompanied by a Ted Williams autographed personal check made out to the Fraternal Order of Police for a $25 donation in 1993. Boldly signed "Theodore Williams" at the bottom in blue ink rating 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph): Badge: EX-MT, Check: NM ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 400 Pair of vintage Ted Williams autographed presentational license plates. Professionally framed display includes New Hampshire State Police presentational license plate with number "9" designation and a Massachusetts State Police presentational license plate with number "9" designation. Each plate has been signed in blue sharpie, "Ted Williams 9" rating 9/10 out of 10. Very unique pair of Ted Williams signature items remaining in fine original condition. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($750-$1,250) $2,600.00
 
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