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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 601 Set of Ted Williams personal luggage c.1950-1960s. Trio of brown luggage pieces with olive canvas trim each having "T.W." in gilt lettering. Includes garment bag, small duffle style bag, and a small briefcase style garment bag. Garment bag remains in unused condition while the other two bags show evident use and handling wear inclusive of corrosion to the zipper areas. Duffle bag has some tears/separation to top zipper area along with some other damage. Includes a vintage newspaper image picturing Williams holding a similar duffle style bag (not identical): Range GD-EX ($300-$400) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 601a Ted Williams professional model Boston Red Sox undershirt c.1950s. Period woolen undershirt having “Tim McAuliffe” manufacturers tag in the collar and period black marker “9” identifier on back of neck. Evident usage and wash wear throughout with repairs (likely executed by team) to each underarm. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 602 Fine Ted Williams 1960 All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. The experiment of dual All-Star Games was continued in 1960 with the first taking place at Kansas City and the second occurring in New York. The 1960 version of the Mid Summer Classic would be the last of Williams' vaunted career having played in a grand total of 18 such contests. Like many of his peers during the 1940-1950s era Ted Williams relished the All-Star Game experience. Quoted in 1999 at the All-Star Game played in Fenway Park he exclaimed, "I always liked the All-Star Game because I got a chance to see all the pitchers. I wanted to see the best pitchers, and the best pitchers in the league with the best records were there, and I got a big kick out of that. I enjoyed that. Sometimes I got struck out, but I enjoyed being there." Sometimes Ted got hits as well. He finished his All-Star career with a .304 batting average, 12 RBIs, and 4 home runs including the most dramatic in All-Star Game history at the 1941 contest with a game winning three run blast. At the first game played in 1960 at Kansas City Ted unceremoniously went 0 for 1 as a pinch hitter. Appropriately, in his second appearance at Yankee Stadium Williams collected a pinch hit at his final All-Star Game at bat in the 7th inning. The New York All-Star Game was significant as it was the final appearance of Ted Williams at the Mid Summer Classic. Offered is Ted Williams' 1960 All-Star Game professional model bat as specially issued by Hillerich & Bradsby for use in the All-Star Game typically producing only two such examples per player each year. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 31.2oz. Model W166 stamped on the knob end with "1960 ALL STAR GAME" and "KANSAS CITY NEW YORK" special marking on the barrel end along with Williams' facsimile signature stamp. The bat exhibits wonderful evident use inclusive of ball marks, stitching impressions, and scored handle remaining in fine all original uncracked condition. Signed by Williams in blue sharpie across the barrel end. As often found with Major League player All-Star Game bats the offered example was most certainly used during other subsequent games in the 1960 season. Given the degree of use to the bat it is highly likely that this particular specimen may have bore witness to some of the final milestones of Ted's illustrious career. Unquestionably one of the finest Ted Williams game used bats to have been offered for public sale with unimprovable provenance. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (bat) and JSA (autograph): EX-EX/MT ($30,000-$40,000) $70,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 603 Significant Ted Williams 1949 American League Most Valuable Player Award plaque. Ted Williams' annual offensive statistics would often appear fictional when reported by the scribes of the day. A "down" year for Ted would often equate to a batting average in the .320 range which for others might be considered a watershed season. The 1949 season saw Ted Williams sign a $100,000 contract and he would certainly deliver on that salary with a superlative campaign. Williams' statistics in 1949 were among the finest of his career posting totals as follows: .344 batting average, 43 home runs, 159 RBIs, 39 doubles, 150 runs, and 162 walks. His batting average fell just .0002 points short of George Kell and cost Ted his third Triple Crown title. No matter, Williams' offensive numbers for the 1949 season obliterated his competition in the American League MVP award balloting. His vote total of 272 compared with Phil Rizzuto's second place number of 175 was indicative of Williams' dominant season. The offered plaque was presented to Williams by Commissioner A.B. "Happy" Chandler at ceremonies held at Fenway Park on April 1, 1950. The black painted wooden plaque measures 16" in diameter and retains its original surface. Applied to the front is an octagonal sterling silver placard with a 10K gold Kennesaw M.Landis bust vignette, Ted Williams nameplate, and 1949 year plate. Front is stamped "Dieges & Clust Sterling" at lower right. Back of the plaque retains its original Dieges & Clust metal tag along with a small metal plate (added later) for wall suspension. The wooden portion of the plaque remains uncommonly clean with only some typical minimal surface crazing to the painted surface. Interior plaque portion remains very clean with brilliant eye appeal. The Most Valuable Player award is the most coveted individual performance award in Major League Baseball. This particular example relating to the player who is widely regarded as the greatest hitter in Major League history is most certainly one of the most important of its type to have ever been offered at public auction: EX/MT-NM ($150,000-$250,000) $260,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 604 Very fine Ted Williams "Gardner Day" presentational Heywood Wakefield painted chair with baseball dÄcor c.1946. Sheraton style side chair retaining its original rush seat as presented to Ted Williams on the occasion of "Gardner Day" on August 25, 1946. Center back slat displays a desirable painted crossed bat and ball scene along with gilt lettering, "Presented to Ted Williams Red Sox Gardner Day August 25, 1946". Top crest rail retains its original manufacture emblem from noted furniture company Heywood Wakefield. The chair presents in outstanding original condition retaining its original surface and finish. Given to Ted during an on field celebration at Fenway Park in which he posed seated in a huge oversized chair. The lot is accompanied by an incredible original photograph picturing Williams seated in the oversized chair with the offered example positioned in front on the field: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $15,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 605 Ted Williams personal polo shirt with related photographs. Custom made polo style shirt as worn by Williams features a "Ted Williams 9" logo on the left breast with a hitter.net logo on the right breast area. Includes (2) color 8"x10" framed photographs picturing Williams wearing an identical shirt standing at a race track with Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon respectively. The lot includes a Ted Williams autographed 10"x13" printed photographic image signed in blue sharpie: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph). ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 606 Lot of (4) Ted Williams personal polo shirts including Boston Red Sox with related photograph. Quartet of baseball related polo shirts as worn by Ted Williams to include Boston Red Sox with photo of Ted wearing identical shirt; "Ted Williams 9" model shirt, 1999 Hall of Fame Induction "Member" shirt; and Hall of Fame "Member" shirt. Each exhibits evident use ranging form light to moderate: EX ($300-$500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 607 Pair of vintage Ted Williams sport coats c.1960-1970s. Includes grey patterned example retaining its original "Palm Beach" manufacturing label and a grey tweed jacket retaining its original "Palm Beach" manufacturing label as well. Each jacket shows evident use and includes a period color photograph of Ted Williams wearing the respective coats: EX ($600-$800) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 608 Vintage Ted Williams Hawaiian shirt c.1960-1970s. Colorful Hawaiian shirt as worn by Williams retains its original Kahanamoku manufacturing label inside the collar. General light wear throughout. Includes (2) vintage photographs of Williams wearing similar (not identical) Hawaiian style shirts: VG-EX ($200-$300) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 609 Ted Williams sportcoat with related photograph. Cream color linen sportcoat custom tailored for Ted Williams retaining its "Joseph's Tailors" manufacturing label on interior. "Ted Williams" embroidered name inside the coat lining on the back area. Includes several color 8"x10" photographs picturing Williams wearing an identical jacket: EX ($300-$500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 610 Ted Williams sportcoat c.1960-1970s. Brilliant kelly green sportcoat as custom tailored and worn by Ted Williams retaining its original "Joseph's Tailors" manufacturing label on the interior. "TW" initials monogrammed on the interior pocket: EX ($200-$400) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 611 Lot of (2) pairs of Ted Williams dress shoes. Includes leather and suede pair of shoes by L.L. Bean and a pair of black leather wing tip shoes. Each pair shoes evident moderate use. Includes a vintage 6"x8" sepia tone photo of Williams reclining on a couch wearing black leather wing tip shoes c.1940s: VG-EX ($300-$500) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 612 Ted Williams original painting by Carlo Beninnati. Colorful original pastel painting of Williams by noted sports artist Carlo Beninati displaying three different scenes. 15" diameter matted and framed signed by the artist at lower right: NM ($500-$1,000) $229.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 613 Ted Williams original painting by Paul Balmer. Original painting on board as executed by noted Boston artist Paul Balmer depicting Ted Williams in his classic follow through after a swing of the bat. Exceptional usage of color and light abounds throughout the rendering with a very pleasing overall visual. 30"x38" in its original frame as displayed in the Williams home. Very fine original artwork with exceptional provenance from the private collection of the subject itself: EX-MT ($3,000-$5,000) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 614 Ted Williams composite artwork display piece c.1970s. Matted and framed collage arrangement with abstract execution depicting various components of Williams' life. Includes several scenes including baseball, hunting, fishing, and golf. Signed by the artist at lower left after the original rendering. 17"x22": EX-MT ($400-$600) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 615 Ted Williams autographed folk art carved baseball. Hand made wooden baseball having a portrait image of Williams marked "Burned by hand by J.Williams". Signed on the "sweetspot" area of the ball by Williams in blue sharpie. Includes its original wooden pedestal. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 616 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox painted Hickock style armchair. Handsome painted armchair with Boston Red Sox insignia at the top crest rail above an image of the game played at Elysian Fields in the 1860s. Numbered 473/1000 on the back along with gilt inscription, "Ted Williams #9 1939-1960": EX-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $4,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 617 Ted Williams personal rocking chair by S.Beal Bros. Custom made oak rocking chair as used by Ted Williams displaying a finely executed inlaid marquetry image of Williams in a batting pose at the top of the back crest rail. Marked by manufacturer "S.Beal Bros." underneath the seat remaining in fine overall condition. Includes color 11"x14" photograph picturing Ted Williams seated in the chair along with Joe DiMaggio enjoying a cocktail: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 618 Pair of European walnut side chairs from the Ted Williams collection. Lot of two early walnut chairs featuring classical hand carved dÄcor remaining in a vintage surface. 42" tall each with general wear and some light damage including a few surface chips: VG-EX ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 619 Set of (4) Sheraton side chairs from the Ted Williams collection c.1830s. Group of four antique side chairs several of which retain a portion of their original grain decorated paint. General moderate wear throughout with rush seats remaining relatively well preserved: VG-EX ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 620 Large round dining table from the Ted Williams collection. Wooden round table measuring 48" in diameter with a single pedestal style base as used at Ted Williams' Vermont property. Typical surface wear inclusive of some scratching is evident along with some light finish flaking. Fascinating to contemplate the various stories told at this very table over the years by Ted Williams: VG-EX ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 620a Ted Williams porcelain Dalmatian figurine with related autographed photograph. Fine quality porcelain Dalmatian figurine collected by Ted Williams as a representation of his beloved dog, "Slugger" standing 17" tall retaining its original surface with appropriate patination. Signed, presumably, by the artist, "K.Finch" underneath. The lot is accompanied by a 16"x20" color image of Ted Williams and "Slugger" signed in blue sharpie by Williams. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 621 Brass carriage clock by LeCoultre. Fine quality cased carriage clock marked on the dial faìade "Le Coultre". Remains in apparent running order, 9" tall: NM ($200-$400) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 622 Pair of original "snowshoe" style armchairs by Tubbs from Ted Williams collection c.1940s. Beautiful original pair of hand crafted "snowshoe" style armchairs by the noted Wallingford, Vermont company each retaining its original woven seat webbing. Both chairs retain a fine vintage patina and are stamped, "Tubbs Wallingford, VT" underneath the frame. Chairs were used in Ted Williams' Canada fishing home: EX ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 623 Ted Williams personal desk c.1940s. Mahogany partner's style kneehole desk as used by Ted Williams remains in original condition with moderate to heavy use visible throughout. Surface and patina display nicely with some areas of wear to the finish primarily to the top of the desk. Four drawers on either side panel flanking a center locking drawer (missing key). 35" deep, 30 1/2" tall, and 65" long. Stamped "Lincoln Desk Co. Chicago, IL" underneath. Interesting, desirable, and functional piece as used by Ted Williams: VG-EX ($1,000-$2,000) $3,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 623a Ted Williams personal marble top occasional table. Simplistically styled wooden occasional table having an inset marble top with decoupage scene of several bird types having a laminated top. General surface wear inclusive of some dryness to the finish. 24" wide, 31" long, 17" tall: VG-EX ($200-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 624 Collection of glassware items from the Ted Williams collection to include: (5) handled crystal mugs each with etched "Red Sox" logo on the front. 5" tall marked "Tyrone" on the bottom; (1) crystal baseball shaped paperweight with "Red Sox" logo on the front; (1) decanter; (3) highball crystal glasses; (2) large crystal ice buckets: EX/MT-NM/MT ($300-$400) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 625 Selection of porcelain and glassware antiquities from Ted Williams' personal collection to include: Canton porcelain scalloped edge vegetable dish c.19th century, 11" long with light hairline fissures on base: VG-EX; Canton porcelain vegetable dish c.19th century, 9" long rectangular: EX; Carnival glass fruit compote c.19th century, 12" long: EX; Carnival glass butter dish c.19th century: EX; Blue and white soft paste English china platter c.19th century, 14" long: EX; Wedgewood creamer with undertray c.19th century: VG-EX; and Venetian art glass decanter with (6) cordial cups c.19th century: EX ($1,000-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 626 Art nouveau castmetal figural lamp with art glass shade c.1910. Attractive antique cast metal figural lamp retaining its original bronze wash and art glass lamp shade. 15" tall remaining in working order (electric wiring has been restored): EX ($500-$750) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 627 Ted Williams personal binoculars set and Nikon leather camera travel case. Vintage Nikon binoculars retaining their original leather travel casing: EX and vintage leather Nikon camera case with misc. accouterments such as lense and other accessories: VG-EX. Includes two vintage black and white 7"x9" photos picturing Williams with another gentleman and a vintage camera in case and Ted using binoculars. ($200-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 628 Ted Williams personal liquor travel case c.1950s. Elongated cased set of three glass liquor flasks each having custom fitted leather sheath with gilt letter titling, "Bourbon", "Gin", and "Scotch". "TSW" initials impressed on outer casing. General light use overall with top handle missing. Small portion of original liquor remains in each bottle: VG-EX ($500-$750) $1,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 629 Ted Williams handwritten Bloody Mary recipe with related glassware and photograph. Charming handwritten recipe for "Ted's Bloody Marys" written on 4"x7" unlined paper section: EX. The lot is accompanied by a set of (8) Waterford crystal cocktail glasses, crystal ice bucket with (5) baseball bat shaped stirs, and a vintage 7"x9" black and white photograph picturing Ted Williams enjoying a cocktail with another gentleman: EX. Includes auction LOA from JSA (handwritten recipe) ($300-$500) $1,821.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 630 Ted Williams personal pool cue c.1970-1980s. Vintage pool cue by McDermott Cue. Co. exhibits evident use with a repaired crack to the handle portion. Includes original hinged lid black case which has exterior shipping tape residue: VG ($300-$500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 631 Ted Williams presentational Key to Washington D.C. c.1969. Original presentational brass key as given to Ted Williams in honor of his position of Manager of the Washington Senators. Key measures 7 1/2" in length displaying renderings of the US Capitol building and the White House on either side with red, white, and blue ribbons intact. Includes its original hinge lid leather casing with impressed gilt lettering, "Theodore S. Williams Manager Washington Senators" on the exterior lid and "Key to Washington D.C." on the interior lid. Williams captured Manager of the Year honors in Washington after turning around a perennial losing franchise to winning record during his tenure. The lot includes a vintage color publication image of Williams in Senators uniform: EX ($500-$750) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 632 Lot of Ted Williams personal items with relation to Sports Illustrated. Includes five custom framed color renderings of Williams as he appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Each remains in their original matting and frame with "Sports Illustrated" titling label at bottom right. The lot also includes a presentational copy of the 1954 first issue of Sports Illustrated as sent to Ted along with a letter denoting his selection as one of the top six baseball players of the 20th century. Magazine remains very clean grading EX-MT with the presentational case having some adhesive residue on the interior to one of the plastic sheaths. The lot is accompanied by a Ted Williams autographed 3"x5" black and white photograph. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph): Range EX-NM ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 633 Ted Williams 1969 All-Star Game pendant. 14K gold pendant in the shape of Griffith Stadium having raised lettering "1969 All-Star Game Washington D.C.". Blue enamelwork border displays inlaid gold lettering, "Professional Baseball's 100th Anniversary". Marked "LGB 14K" on the reverse and is accompanied by a 14K gold chain link necklace: EX-MT ($500-$750) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 634 Ted Williams 1969 "Bucky Harris" Manager of the Year award. Mahogany cased Elgin clock as presented to Williams in recognition of his designation as Manager of the Year for the 1969 season. Both side panels of the clock feature applied brass placards inscribed with Williams' managerial statistics on one side. Other panel is inscribed, "Awarded by Washington DC Chapter Baseball Writers Association of America January 20, 1970 Shoreham Hotel". The clock remains in fine original condition and is not currently in running condition. Ted Williams captured the award as manager of the year in 1969 turning around a beleaguered Washington Senators club from 65 wins in 1968 to 86 wins in 1969. 13" tall: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 635 Collection of Ted Williams items with relation to Washington Senators c.1968-1970. Grouping of several items as related to Ted Williams' tenure as manager of the Senators during the late 1960s to include: Figural inkwell having small cast iron Senators hat atop a marble base with pen receptacle. Affixed brass placard on front is engraved, "Ted Williams Washington Senators 1969 Manager": VG-EX; Figural desk lamp constructed of a tiered arrangement of (4) J.Cronin AL baseballs atop a painted wooden home plate shaped base. Plastic souvenir Senators helmet finial on top. Likely would need to be rewired for use: VG; Presentational June 1969 issue of "Sport Magazine" picturing Williams on the front cover with gilt lettering "Ted Williams" on front cover: VG-EX; "What a Baseball Manager Does" by Hoopes signed on the interior cover page, "Property Ted Williams 1969" in blue ink. Signature rates 10 out of 10: EX-EX/MT; March 1969 issue of Sports Illustrated picturing Williams on the front cover: EX; and album with approximately (30) vintage photographs and printed pieces relating to Williams' tenure as Senators manager: Range VG-NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph). ($400-$600) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 636 Ted Williams 1956 All-Star Game pendant. Octagonal shaped 14K gold pendant having a single inset diamond. Inscribed on the opposite side "All-Star Game Washington July 10, 1956". Attractive period award piece as given to Ted for his participation in the 1956 Mid Summer classic played at Washington, DC. Williams belted a home run in the 6th inning of the game along with his teammate Mickey Mantle both in a losing cause to the NL by a score of 7 to 3: EX-MT ($1,000-$2,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 637 Ted Williams Washington Senators travelling suitcase c.1969. Navy blue "Skyway" model suitcase as used by Ted Williams while serving as manager for the 1969 Washington Senators. Case displays Washington Senators logos on both side panels along with Williams "9" uniform number in three spots. Evident use and handling wear throughout including surface abrasions and remnants of previous airline decals along with two large "X" markings on either side panel. The lot includes a Ted Williams autographed 10"x13" printed photographic image signed in blue sharpie: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and vintage photo of Williams wearing Senators uniform: VG ($300-$500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 638 1968 Ted Williams artwork calendar. Large 16"x32" color lithograph calendar featuring an image of Ted Williams batting at the top. Calendar is unused with some general age/handling wear inclusive of partially separated hanging bar at the top edge: EX ($200-$400) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 639 Pair of vintage Ted Williams store model baseball bats including one autographed c.1950s. Includes Ted Williams "Champion Bats" model bat, 35" long with unusual carved grip at the knob termination signed by Williams in blue sharpie across the barrel: EX-MT and Louisville Slugger Ted Williams "Safe Hit" model bat. 35" long: EX ($500-$750) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 640 Ted Williams souvenir pennant c.1950s. Ted's personal example of this classic vintage baseball collectible displays a graphic of Williams batting at the left end with "Ted Williams" lettering across the front. Pennant is missing its original tassels on the left side and has two mounting holes at the end of the point: VG ($200-$400) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 641 Ted Williams personal 1941 Life magazine. Offered is Ted Williams personal copy of the timeless September 1, 1941 issue of Life magazine. The publication depicts a smiling Ted Williams on the front cover during the season in which he achieved the immortal feat of batting .406. General age and handling wear is visible including some surface wrinkling while retaining a fine overall appearance: VG-EX ($200-$400) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 642 Lot of (3) Baseball related books from Ted Williams' personal library to include: 1969 "My Turn at Bat" by Williams and Underwood. Missing dust jacket, signed, "Property of Ted Williams" on interior cover page along with small notation as to previous owner: VG-EX; 1970 "Ted Williams The Golden Year 1957" by Edwin Pope. Hard cover book retains dust jacket signed and inscribed to Ted Williams by the author on interior title page along with "personal copy" written by Williams in black marker: EX; and 1968 "Daguerreotypes of Great Stars of Baseball" soft cover book by Paul MacFarlane. Signed on front cover, "Property of Ted Williams" with interior title page signed and inscribed to Williams by the editor MacFarlane: EX. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs). ($200-$400) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 643 Collection of (9) vintage baseball publications with relation to Ted Williams (one autographed). Includes "1957 Ted Williams the Golden Year" soft cover book; 1951 "Ted Williams Hitting Unlimited" hard cover book; 1950 "Boston Baseball Writers Association" dinner program honoring Williams; 1946 "Ashlar" baseball soft cover booklet; 1950 "Big Time Baseball" soft cover book; 1960s "An Advance Look: Ted Williams Sears Sporting Goods" product folio; "The Science of Hitting" soft cover book signed on front cover, "Property Ted Williams" in blue ink rating 7 out of 10. Book shows moderate wear; 1966 Boston Red Sox yearbook; and 1958 Boston Red Sox yearbook. Varied and interesting selection of Ted Williams' personal vintage baseball related publications: Range VG-EX/MT ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 644 Pair of notable Ted Williams presentational books from his personal collection. Includes 1969 "My Turn at Bat" by Ted Williams and John Underwood. Presentational copy is housed in custom blue leather bound cover with gilt titling on the spine. Interior cover page is signed, "Ted's personal book" in black marker and emphatically underlined by Williams as well. Light general use is evident: EX-EX/MT and 1971 "The Science of Hitting" by Ted Williams and John Underwood. Presentational copy is housed in brown leather bound cover with gilt titling on spine. Very clean overall: EX-MT. Very fine pair of volumes regarded by many to be among the finest of their medium on the subject of hitting. Additionally desirable having originated from the author and player whose approach to hitting revolutionized its craft. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph). ($500-$1,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 645 Lot of (3) vintage baseball related classic books from the personal library of Ted Williams to include: 1989 "Summer of 49" by David Halberstam. Hard cover first edition with dust jacket inscribed and signed to Williams by the author on interior title page: EX-MT; 1964 "The Roar of the Crowd" by W.R. Burnett. Hard cover with dust jacket, unsigned: EX-EX/MT; and 1966 "The Glory of Their Times" by Lawrence Ritter. Hard cover with dust jacket inscribed to Williams by Larry Ritter on interior cover page: EX. Lot includes a Ted Williams autographed 3 1/2"x5" black and white photo posed in Minneapolis Millers uniform: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs). ($300-$400) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 646 Lot of vintage baseball related publications along with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig photograph from the personal library of Ted Williams. Selection of (5) early baseball related publications to include: 1911 "Base Ball" by A.G. Spalding: VG, 1932 Spalding Baseball Guide with Ruth on cover: VG; 1938 Spalding Baseball Guide with Medwick on cover (detached cover): GD; 1935 "Babe Ruth's Big Book of Baseball" soft cover guide style book: VG-EX; and 1974 "The Babe" by Robert Creamer signed "Property of Ted Williams" on interior title page: EX-MT. The lot also includes a vintage 8"x10" sepia tone promotional photograph of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig likely printed in the 1940s era: EX. Includes auction LOA from JSA. ($300-$400) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 647 Lot of (3) John Updike related books from Ted Williams personal library including presentational "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu". 1977 printing of the classic feature article "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu" by John Updike. Cased hard cover presentational rendering of the classic 1960 article as written by Updike for the New Yorker Magazine chronicling the epic final game of Ted Williams' career. The article includes the classic line describing Williams reluctance to acknowledge the Boston fans, "The papers said that the other players, and even the umpires on the field, begged him to come out and acknowledge us in some way, but he refused. Gods do not answer letters." Signed by author John Updike on the final page with presentational designation as being Ted Williams personal copy: EX-MT; 1965 "Assorted Prose" by John Updike inscribed to Ted Williams on interior cover page by two acquaintances and signed by author John Updike: VG-EX; 1965 "Assorted Prose" by John Updike. Signed "Property Ted Williams" on interior cover page with affixed note signed, "For Ted my hero John Updike.": VG-EX. Very desirable trio of volumes each with relation to one of the more revered and finely written baseball pieces of the second half of the 20th century. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs). ($300-$500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 648 Lot of (5) vintage Negro League related books from Ted Williams personal library to include: 1983 "The All-Time All-Stars of Black Baseball" by Riler. Soft cover signed, "Property of Ted Williams" in black ink on interior title page: GD-VG; 1983 "Smokey Joe and The Cannonball" by Holway soft cover booklet inscribed by author to Ted Williams on interior: VG-EX; 1984 "Bullet Joe and the Monarchs" by Holway soft cover booklet inscribed by author to Ted Williams on interior: VG-EX; 1994 "Ted Double Duty Radcliffe" by McNary soft cover book signed on interior title page, "To my friend Ted Williams Ted Double Duty": EX-MT; 1988 "Blackball Stars" by Holway hard cover book inscribed by author to Ted Williams on interior: EX; and 1975 "Voices from the Great Black Baseball Leagues" by Holway hard cover book inscribed by author to Ted Williams on interior: EX. Includes auction LOA from JSA. ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 649 Lot of (8) vintage books from Ted Williams personal library to include: 1927 "WE" by Lindbergh (damage): PR; 1967 "By-Line: Ernest Hemingway" by White signed, "Ted Williams 1970" on interior cover page: VG-EX; 1910 "African Game Trails" by Roosevelt (damage to spine, loose cover): PR; 1939 "The Fine Art of Fishing" by Camp: VG-EX; 1948 "Hunting in the Northwest" by Ormond: VG-EX; 1988 "Trout" signed, 'Property Ted Williams" on interior cover page: NM: 1958 "The Atlantic Salmon" by Wulff signed, "Property of Ted Williams" on interior cover page: VG-EX; and 1963 "The Treasury of Angling" by Koller inscribed to Williams on interior: VG-EX. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs) ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 650 Pair of 1967 Boston Red Sox World Series ticket stubs with Ted Williams autographed personal check. Lot of two 1967 World Series ticket stubs as issued for Game #'s 1 and 2 played at Fenway Park. Some wrinkling and handling wear is evident with each ticket retaining their original rain check stub: VG. The lot includes a Ted Williams personal check made out to "Boston Red Sox" and signed "Theodore Williams" at bottom right. Notation in Williams' hand at bottom left for "tickets" although obviously not in reference to the offered pair: EX-MT. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) ($300-$500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 651 Lot of Ted Williams Hall of Fame Induction souvenir press pins and charms to include: (2) 1937 pins, 1938 pin, 1955 pin, 1986 pin, 1988 charm, 1990 pin, 1992 pin, 19991 pin and charm, and 1996 pin. Each pin retains their original casing: NM ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 652 Lot of (3) Ted Williams items with relation to Hillerich & Bradsby Co. and Louisville Slugger. Includes 1976 "American League Silver Sluggers" commemorative black bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat features impressed silver lettering player facsimile signatures of the AL Silver Slugger award winners from 1949-1976. Players include Williams, Carew, Yastrzemski, Mantle, and Kaline. Bat measures 35" long and also displays the desirable 1976 bicentennial logo. General surface wear including a few scratches which break the black painted surface: VG-EX; 1957 Ted Williams "How to be a Better Hitter" booklet issued by Hillerich & Bradsby Co. picturing Williams on the front cover: EX; and a Ted Williams autographed personal check as made out to the "H&B Louisville Slugger" for a set of golf clubs given to Williams' son. Signed, "Theodore Williams" at the bottom: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph). ($400-$600) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 653 Autographed 1959 Fleer Ted Williams #22 baseball card. Original card as issued with the 1959 Fleer baseball card set signed across the front by Williams in black ink. Both card and signature grade NM and have been professionally graded by JSA/SGC "Authentic" with "Ted Williams Collection" denotation: NM ($300-$400) $581.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 654 Lot of (7) vintage baseball card issues from the personal collection of Ted Williams. Includes 1958 Topps #1, 1958 Topps #485, 1955 Topps #2, 1950 Bowman #98, 1952 Redman #AL23, 1939-46 Exhibit card, and 1946 Red Sox team issue photo. Condition varies from PR to EX including several examples with losses to the back and tape residue. Team issue photo is very clean. Each example has been professionally graded SGC Authentic with "Ted Williams Collection" denotation: Range PR-EX ($500-$1,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 655 Vintage Ted Williams souvenir pinback button c.1940s. Large 1 3/4" diameter celluloid pin picturing a young Ted Williams in Red Sox uniform. Front remains fairly clean with light foxing. Reverse has some rusting to the interior lining: EX ($200-$300) $85.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 656 Pair of vintage "Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas" dice along with Ted Williams photograph. Very 'cool' pair of vintage red die marked with the famed logo for the "Flamingo Hotel" in Las Vegas accompanied by a vintage 7"x9" image of Ted Williams: EX ($100-$300) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 657 "Ted's Creamy Root Beer" decorative glassware set and root beer bottles with one autographed. Set of (10) decorative Ted's Creamy Root Beer glasses each measuring 4" tall with a color decal of Williams on the front: NM. Lot also includes (2) decorative Ted's Creamy Root Beer empty bottles one of which has been autographed by Williams in gold sharpie: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph). ($300-$500) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 658 Lot of Ted Williams personal items with relation to Sears Sports Advisory Staff c.1960-1980s. Grouping of items with relation to Ted Williams position as an endorsee of Sears Co. Sporting Goods which began in the 1960s era. The lot includes: Ted Williams model baseball in its original photographic box. Box shows age wear including some surface abrasions: VG, Ball has some minor toning: EX; "Sears Sports Center" pen knife. 12K gold filled cased money clip/pen knife with embossed Sears logo and three inset diamond chips: EX; Ted Williams autographed contract with Sears Roebuck Co. Dated February 4, 1980 multi page contract for Williams endorsement of their Sporting Goods products signed on the final page, "Ted Theodore S. Williams" rating 9/10 out of 10: EX-MT; and Ted Williams autographed personal check made out to Sears Roebuck signed "Theodore Williams" in black ink rating 9/10 out of 10. The check itself has a small tape repaired tear on the reverse: EX-MT. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs) ($750-$1,250) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 659 Ted Williams Sears Roebuck & Co. leather travel bag with related autographed personal check. Leather duffle style bag features an oval Sears Roebuck & Co. label on side panel having Ted Williams facsimile signature brand stamping. "Worth" sporting goods manufacturing metal label affixed to other side panel. General usage wear retaining its original patina: VG-EX. The lot includes Ted Williams autographed personal check made out to Sears and signed "Theodore Williams" at bottom right: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 660 Ted Williams personal camp jacket c.1960s. Original warm up style jacket as worn by Williams while appearing at his Ted Williams Camp in Lakeville, Massachusetts. Navy blue jacket with white and red trim retains its original patch on the left breast area with "Steve's Sport Den Middleboro, MA" label on the interior pocket. Evident wear is visible throughout. The lot includes a Ted Williams autographed 10"x13" printed photographic image signed in blue sharpie: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and a vintage 8"x10" color photo picturing Williams with the Camp director. ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 661 Collection of materials with relation to Ted Williams Camp c.1960-1970s. Selection of items as relating to the recreational athletic camp started by Ted Williams in 1958 at Lakeville, Massachusetts. Williams was very passionate about the camp and its service to the youth of New England, having attended a similar camp when he was young. Includes Ted Williams personal camp jacket made for Williams himself (size XXL) but not worn. "Ted" embroidered in red on the left shoulder area. Signed by Williams across the front in silver sharpie: NM. Ted Williams Camp "staff" polo shirt also apparently made for Williams (size XXL) but not worn is included as well: EX-MT. The lot also includes numerous Ted Williams Camp unused jerseys, shorts, tube socks, t-shirts, (3) award patches, (3) hats; (1) scarf; (2) award pins with envelope, and a vintage color photograph of Williams with campers. (18) total items in all. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph): Range EX-NM ($500-$1,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 662 Lot of Ted Williams items with relation to the 1998 Space Shuttle Discovery 7 Flight including space flown coin. Desirable collection of materials as collected by Ted Williams on site at the 1998 Space Shuttle Discovery flight to include: Commemorative silver coin as flown on the actual space shuttle mission by Senator John Glenn and presented to Ted Williams. Coin remains in its original casing and includes a handwritten note from John-Henry Williams detailing its gift from Glenn to Williams; Drum facing signed by the members of Aerosmith who were also in attendance including Steven Tyler; Ted Williams identification badge and NBC News press tag as pictured in the offered images worn by Williams; Ted Williams' VMF-311 Marine Corp. baseball cap signed by Williams under the bill in blue sharpie; Several Space Shuttle Discovery pins and a large patch; Tom Brokaw autographed framed photograph personalized to Ted Williams taken during an interview at the launch; and several color 8"x10" photographs taken that day picturing Ted Williams, Aerosmith, and others. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs): Range EX-NM ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 663 Senator John Glenn autographed handwritten note with related newspaper cartoon and Christmas card. Handwritten one page note on US Senate stationery as sent to Ted Williams with content regarding a comical Dennis the Menace cartoon and wishing Williams a great Christmas. Signed, "Best Regards, John": EX-MT. The lot also includes a John Glenn Christmas card (unsigned) with images of the Glenn family on the front: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA. ($200-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 664 Fine Ted Williams autographed handwritten letter. Very desirable handwritten letter on Ted Williams' personal stationery with content regarding one of the core principles of his approach to the game of baseball. Dated June 22, 1992 he writes, "One of the hardest things to do in sports is to hit a baseball. To make it easier you've got to get a good ball to hit. Ted Williams". Both text and signature rate 9/10 out of 10. Highly uncommon handwritten rendering of Williams' vaunted rule of hitting. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 665 Lot of materials with relation to the December 15, 1995 Ted Williams Tunnel opening. Selection of materials with relation to the construction and grand opening of Boston's Ted Williams Tunnel to include: Ted Williams Tunnel hat as worn by Williams, signed under the bill in silver sharpie; Cased presentational set including Ted Williams Tunnel souvenir baseball and card along with a metal tunnel damplate numbered "9" for Williams' uniform number. Glass top lid is etched with date, image of Williams, and facsimile signature; Ted Williams Tunnel site helmet with "9" on the back; and a large quantity of 8"x10" color images showing the various construction stages of the Tunnel along with Opening Day. The lot is accompanied by a 10"x14" Ted Williams autographed photographic print signed across the front in blue sharpie. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph): Range EX-NM ($500-$750) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 666 Ted Williams Highway presentational road sign. Large 24" square metal road sign as given to Williams in commemoration of the opening of the Ted Williams Highway (Rte. 9) outside of Boston. The sign features black lettered titling along with Red Sox emblem and "#9" in red: EX-MT ($500-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 667 Ted Williams Highway presentational road sign. Large 24" square metal road sign as given to Williams in commemoration of the opening of the Ted Williams Highway (Rte. 9) outside of Boston. The sign features black lettered titling and is identical to those that adorn the roadway itself. Includes small framed newspaper article with photograph of Williams posing with a similar sign: EX-MT ($400-$600) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 668 Collection of materials with relation to Ted Williams beloved dog "Slugger". Lot of several items all of which relate to Williams' favorite Dalmatian named "Slugger" to include: Ted Williams autographed 16"x20" matted and framed color photograph picturing Williams with Slugger. Blue sharpie signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Metal placard affixed to the frame inscribed, "Slugger-What a Dog": NM; Ted Williams autographed and inscribed photograph of a Dalmatian with baseball glove and bat. Signed by Williams on the ball in blue sharpie and inscribed on the bat, "Slugger". Signature and inscription rate 7 out of 10. 17"x22" matted and framed: EX-MT; Slugger's actual brass dog tag engraved, "SLUGGER Ted Williams Citrus Hills Florida 32642". Includes a miniature Dalmatian composite figurine on which it was displayed in the Williams home: EX; and (2) large format color photographs of Ted Williams with Slugger one of which pictures the offered dog tag. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs). ($500-$750) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 669 Ted Williams All-Century Team presentational wristwatch with autographed casing. Presentational men's wristwatch by Logo Timepieces displays the MLB All-Century Team logo on the dial faìade along with an image and name of Ted Williams. Watch remains in unused original condition including its original lidded black leather box. Cylindrical leather box has MLB All-Century Team logo in gilt on the lid which has been autographed by Williams in gold sharpie. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Unique presentational item as given to Williams during the historic ceremonies at Fenway Park for the 1999 All-Star Game. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph): NM ($1,000-$1,500) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 670 Ted Williams All Century Team award. Beautifully crafted crystal award presented to Williams for his selection to the Major League Baseball All-Century team. Two piece columnar award features an etched image of Ted Williams denoting his selection as one of the top players of the century. 9" Tall, marked "Strassbourg Collection" under the base: NM ($2,000-$3,000) $4,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 671 Ted Williams Major League Baseball "All-Century Team" presentational pocket watch by Tiffany & Co. Exceptional quality gold pocket watch as commissioned by Major League Baseball to be given to players and/or their respective families in honor of selection to the All Century Team in 1999. Selected through a voting process by fans and baseball historians, the team denoted the greatest 100 players of the past century. Appropriately, Ted Williams was voted in the group with one of the four highest vote totals among elected players. The handsome watch displays the MLB All Century Team logo on one panel with "Ted Williams Outfielder" engraved on the other exterior panel. Interior reveals a white porcelain dial marked Tiffany & Co. Retains its original gold link chain, original hinged lid Tiffany & Co. box, exterior box, and related paperwork inclusive of signed letter to Ted from MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. One of the more exclusive baseball related groups with the offered watch being one of only a scant few having been offered publicly and without question the most significant among that small number: NM ($10,000-$20,000) $18,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 672 Ted Williams autographed 1999 MLB All-Star Game panoramic photograph. Framed color panoramic photograph taken during the historic pre-game ceremonies at the 1999 MLB All-Star Game. The photo pictures the All-Century Team players positioned on the field along with the AL and NL teams watching Ted Williams entering the field on a golf cart to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Signed in silver sharpie by Williams at the top background area rating 9 out of 10. Striking image captures the incredible scene at Fenway Park during the historic ceremony. Includes auction LOA from JSA and COA from Green Diamond Sports: NM-MT ($500-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 673 Collection of items with relation to the 1999 All-Star Game at Boston to include: (2) 1999 All-Star Game ticket stubs for Field Box at Fenway Park; Set of (4) commemorative coasters in stand; (2) 1999 All-Star Game press pins; 1999 All-Star game Fenway Park miniature figural stadium; 1999 All-Star Game program signed on front cover by starting AL pitcher Pedro Martinez; 1999 All-Star Game commemorative jacket as given to Ted Williams; (12) 1999 All-Star Game official MLB baseballs in their original (12) count box. Unused with some age toning throughout: EX; Cooperstown Bat Co. 1999 All-Star Game commemorative baseball bat; and Ted Williams single signed B.Brown AL baseball (light toning to a few areas). Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs) (Baseball also has PSA/DNA sticker): Range EX-NM ($500-$1,000) $660.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 674 Ted Williams 1999 All-Star Game presentational security team badge. Metalwork badge with inset red and white enameled center panel having "Ted Williams Security Team" lettering inlaid on the front. "All-Star Game Boston-1999" in black lettering on the body of the badge. Retains its original hinged lid casing: NM ($200-$400) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 675 Boston Red Sox oversized commemorative ring. Large brass ring features Red Sox team name on the top with team logo and MLB trademark logo on side panels. 2" long: NM ($100-$200) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 676 Significant and historic 1999 All-Star Game Inaugural First Pitch baseball as thrown out by Ted Williams. The 1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game ranks as one of the most anticipated in modern history and for good reason. It was to be the final Mid Summer Classic of the 20th century. Baseball had never been more popular coming off of the historic season in which Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa competed for the single season home run title with attendance at an all time high. Lastly, the 1999 version of the All-Star Game would be hosted by the storied Fenway Park in Boston. In celebration of the final All-Star Game of the century Major League Baseball arranged for an unprecedented assemblage of star players to take part in the on field pre game ceremonies. Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Bob Feller, Stan Musial, Cal Ripken Jr., Tony Gwynn, and Ken Griffey Jr. were just a few of the players present. For a ceremony of great importance, held at Boston's Fenway Park, there was only one name whose attendance caused a literal eruption from the capacity crowd, Ted Williams. Although suffering from some a decline in health, Boston's favorite son returned home to Fenway in order to be a part of the historic ceremonies. After being driven to the pitcher's mound in a golf cart Ted Williams threw out the ceremonial first pitch baseball, with assistance from Tony Gwynn, to Carlton Fisk. After the pitch was thrown attendees of the game and the countless millions watching on television bore witness to one of the most spontaneous moments in MLB history. The combination of retired star players and current All-Stars from both league swarmed the mound to acknowledge Williams' presence The moment was overwhelmingly emotional for fans, Williams, and the players alike some of which were literally drawn to tears. Afterwards, Williams remarked, "Wasn't it great! I can only describe it as great. It didn't surprise me all that much because I know how these fans are here in Boston. They love this game as much as any players and Boston's lucky to have the faithful Red Sox fans. They're the best." The baseball itself is an official 1999 MLB All-Star Game ball with Allan H. Selig stamping across the sweetspot. The ball itself shows no visible use with appropriate natural age toning. A small blue ink marking was placed on the sweetspot opposite of the ball stampings as evidenced in an accompanying note written by Williams' son, John-Henry who was in attendance. The lot also includes the back up ball as given to Williams which was not used in the ceremonies. It is appropriate to state that the offered baseball is one of the more significant of its type of the last half century of Major League Baseball ceremonial events. Superb item of the highest desirability. Includes handwritten letter of provenance from John-Henry Williams, Framed 8"x10" photo of Williams throwing out the ball (signed by Tony Gwynn): EX-MT ($5,000-$10,000) $10,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 677 Ted Williams Hall of Fame Induction related lot including autographed materials. Includes Ted Williams "Member" badge with original enamelwork pin back; 1997 Ted Williams Hall of Fame Induction "Member" badge with Ted Williams titling; (2) 1991 Hall of Fame Game tickets each signed by Williams in blue ink; 1991 Ted Williams autographed Hall of Fame Game field pass; and (4) miscellaneous 1991 Hall of Fame Induction related pieces each signed by Williams in blue ink. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($500-$1,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 678 Ted Williams 1989 Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative pin. Enamelwork pin created to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Hall of Fame. Brass pin bar with red, white, and blue ribbon having a suspended medallion fashioned in the manner of the early 1900s World Series press pins. Numbered 15 of 700 retaining its original hinged lid case: EX-MT ($300-$500) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 679 Ted Williams 1946 Boston Red Sox American League Champions commemorative presentational bowl. Large silverplated bowl positioned atop a black painted wooden plinth as given to Ted Williams on June 25, 1996 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Red Sox 1946 AL Championship team. Bowl measures 12" in diameter with the Red Sox and American League logos etched on the front. Base retains its original metal placard inscribed to Williams. 9" tall: EX-MT ($500-$1,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 680 1987 Fenway Park 75th Anniversary award plaque as presented to Ted Williams. Handsome polished steel placard inscribed to Ted Williams in honor of being ranked as one of the twelve greatest Red Sox players to have contributed to the history of Fenway Park for its first 75 years. Metal placard has some typical light surface scratching otherwise presenting in original condition. Framed in a mahogany wooden beveled edge frame retaining its original Balfour manufacturing label on the reverse. 12"x15". Very prestigious personal player award as it relates to the storied history of the Boston franchise: EX-MT ($2,000-$4,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 681 1980 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox professional model road uniform. Grey knit jersey and pants as worn by Williams serving as a special hitting coach. Jersey front retains its original "Boston" navy blue lettering with classic "9" found on the back. Wilson tag remains inside the collar with size 50 and year tag "80" is affixed to the tail front. Matching pants retain their original tagging within the waistband including chain stitched "80" year tag and "9 26" number/size tag. The uniform also includes its red, white, and blue Red Sox stirrup socks. Light to moderate usage wear is evident. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and color photograph of Williams wearing a similar, if not identical, uniform: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 682 Ted Williams professional model baseball bat c.1983-1985. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 32.4oz. The bat shows evident use including ball marks and stitching impressions on the barrel end. Stamped with model C271 designation on the barrel. Likely used by Williams as a coaching advisor for the Red Sox in the 1980s. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$1,000) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 683 Boston Red Sox warm up jacket, hat, and batting glove from Ted Williams collection c.1980-1990s. Pro quality jacket, hat, and batting glove likely worn by Ted for Old Timers event or coaching capacity. Navy blue satin Red Sox model jacket with embroidered logo on breast area. Retains Starter Co. manufacturing label inside the collar area. Hat retains its New Era manufacturing tagging on the interior with glove marked "Saranac" on wrist band. Includes 4"x6" color photo of Williams wearing a similar hat c.1980-1990s: EX ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 684 Lot of (3) Ted Williams Boston Red Sox related autographed items: Ted Williams autographed color photograph by Arthur Griffin. Matted and framed 8"x10" color photograph by noted photographer Arthur Griffin signed across the front in gold sharpie with impressed photographer's seal at bottom left: NM; Boston Red Sox team autographed baseball c.1980-1982. Unmarked ball signed by (27) players including Lynn, Yastrzemski, Rice, Buckner, Evans, and Pesky. Signatures range from 6 to 8 out of 10: EX-MT; and Ted Williams 1978 Boston Red Sox Organizational Record Book signed on the front cover, "Property Ted Williams" in blue ink: EX. Includes auction LOA from JSA. ($500-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 685 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox Old Timers Day home jersey with pants and hat. White home knit Red Sox jersey c.1991-1995 retains its original team name across the front with retired number "9" on the reverse. Rawlings manufacturing tag is affixed to the tail front with size 52. The jersey exhibits appropriate light usage and wash wear: EX-MT; Ted Williams Boston Red Sox home pants c.1980. Wilson pants retain their original "80" chain stitched year tag inside the waist along with "9 26" number/size tag as well: EX; and Ted Williams Boston Red Sox model hat, New Era hat with adjustable back strap exhibiting evident usage wear. "Ted" written in black marker under the bill: VG-EX. Includes several color photos of Williams wearing similar Old Timers Day uniforms. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions. ($1,000-$2,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 686 Vintage Ted Williams single signed baseball c.1970s. Clean near white MacPhail AL ball signed by Williams across the sweetspot in blue ink rating 9 out of 10. Encased in an period custom display with applied brass placard indicating Williams' 1966 HOF Induction. Includes a vintage color 8"x10" photo of Williams at the 1966 HOF Induction ceremonies. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($200-$400) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 687 1991 Ted Williams presentational display piece with related ephemera. Celebrated over a two day span on May 11th and 12th 1991 were the incredible events of a season that occurred 50 years earlier most notably by Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. On May 11, 1991 the Red Sox honored the two great players, and others, in ceremonies during the Upper Deck Heroes of Baseball series. It was on May 12, 1991 where there was a poignant and moving ceremony held at Fenway Park to specifically honor the lifetime and career of Ted Williams. Dignitaries, former teammates, and baseball notables paid tribute to Ted with an on field ceremony. Introduced by long time friend and announcer Curt Gowdy, Ted delivered a classic speech thanking the fans of Boston for their support. He closed by tipping his cap to the fans with a reference to the fact that he had never denied them that acknowledgement out of anything other than respect. Offered is the actual collage style display piece presented to Williams on that very day. Oversized 39"x49" wooden shadowbox display features all manner of items relating to the life and career of Williams to include full size Louisville Slugger bat, various black and white images of Williams, Fishing references, Jimmy Fund references, and numerous other pieces with relation to Williams' career. Overall condition is very fine with some slight cracking to an area on the backing of the wooden frame and some expected surface scratching to the Plexiglas front. The lot includes a leather bound presentational album as given to Ted with numerous photographs taken during the events. The lot also includes a Ted Williams autographed 8"x10" photo picturing Ted tipping his cap during the ceremonies and a Red Sox commemorative folder given to fans on that day with an identification legend of the display inside: EX ($1,000-$3,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 688 Ted Williams 1990 Boston Red Sox American League Championship presentational bowl. Silverplated bowl as presented to Williams as a member of the 1990 Red Sox AL Championship organization. Inscribed on the front with Red Sox logo and AL Champions designation. 8" diameter stamped by Reed & Barton on the base: EX-MT. The lot includes a Ted Williams autographed 10"x13" printed photographic image signed in blue sharpie: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph). ($400-$600) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 689 June 11, 1999 Ted Williams Night at Shea Stadium Ceremonial First Pitch baseball with related sportcoat and lapel pin. Leonard Coleman NL baseball as thrown out by Ted Williams as the ceremonial first pitch at a game played between the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets at Shea Stadium on June 11, 1999. Williams was honored during the game with commemorative lapel pins bearing his uniform number "9". Included with the baseball is an example of the lapel pin as given to Williams along with a Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame sportcoat worn by Williams. Navy blue sportcoat as custom tailored by Hart Schaffner & Marx for Ted Williams having the Hitters Hall of Fame logo on the breast area. Brass buttons also feature the Hitters Hall of Fame logo with interior embroidered label, "Tailored for Ted Williams". The lot includes a color photograph picturing Williams throwing out the offered baseball while wearing an identical jacket with lapel pin. Lot also includes handwritten note by John-Henry Williams denoting that the offered ball was thrown by Ted Williams for the first pitch: EX-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $990.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 690 1990 Street & Smith Ted Williams award plaque. Mahogany lacquered plaque as presented to Williams in honor of his selection to the "Baseball Magazine 50th Anniversary Dream Team". Attractive plaque displays a red, white, and blue enamelwork shield at the top flanked by applied gilt torches. Inscribed brass placard below with Williams' name and titling. Awarded on October 25, 1990 at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City. 13" tall: EX-MT ($500-$750) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 691 1988 "Ted Williams and Friends" City of Boston presentational bowl with related autographed program. Silverplated bowl as presented to Williams on November 10, 1988 by the Mayor of Boston Raymond Flynn "From an Admiring and Grateful City". City of Boston insignia is also engraved onto the front of the bowl with the titling. Marked Reed & Barton underneath, 9" diameter: EX-MT. The lot includes a program for the event picturing Williams on the front cover signed by (15) notables including Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Reggie Jackson, Bob Doerr, Tip O'Neill, Curt Gowdy, John Glenn, Bob Feller, Dom DiMaggio, Tom Lasorda, and Stephen King. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs): NM ($750-$1,250) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 692 1995 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame award by Tiffany & Co. Outstanding quality crystal figural award as presented to Ted Williams in honor of his induction into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame on November 1, 1995. Columnar statue stands 12" tall terminating in a star shape at the top. "Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame" graphics found on the base area with "Theodore Samuel Williams November 1, 1995" beneath. Engraved "Tiffany & Co." underneath the base. Very prestigious Red Sox related award which Ted Williams of course received in the inaugural year of its creation in 1995: NM ($2,000-$3,000) $3,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 693 Ted Williams personal Hitters Hall of Fame custom made sportcoat with related autographed baseball bat and security badge. Navy blue sportcoat as custom tailored by Hart Schaffner & Marx for Ted Williams having the Hitters Hall of Fame logo on the breast area. Brass buttons also feature the Hitters Hall of Fame logo with interior embroidered label, "Tailored Expressly for Ted Williams": EX. Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame Security Badge of a brilliant brass composition with enamelwork design at the center picturing Williams batting. 3" tall in its original case with special "9" numeric designation for Williams' uniform number: NM-MT; The lot includes a Ted Williams autographed Louisville Slugger model bat with Hitters Hall of Fame logo numbered 186/521: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA. ($750-$1,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 694 1996 Ted Williams 1946 Red Sox Anniversary presentational plate. Brass plate as given to Williams in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1946 AL Champion Red Sox team. Inscribed on the front, "The Boston Chapter of the BBWA Salutes the 1946 Boston Red Sox on their 50th Anniversary Ted Williams Presented January 10, 1996". 9 1/2" diameter: NM. The lot includes a Ted Williams autographed 10"x13" printed photographic image signed in blue sharpie: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph). ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 695 Ted Williams San Diego Sports Hall of Fame Induction plaque. Large 24" wooden framed shadowbox style plaque with an inset circular polished steel medallion featuring three Ted Williams images. "Ted Williams Breitbard Hall of Fame" lettering encircles the center medallion with embossed metal titling placard beneath. Overall condition is very fine with a few slight bends to the metal areas: EX. The lot includes a Ted Williams autographed 10"x13" printed photographic image signed in blue sharpie: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph). ($500-$750) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 696 2002 Ted Williams "The Sports Museum" Lifetime Achievement award. Figural award as presented in honor of Williams' lifetime achievement in sports on June 13, 2002 shortly after Ted's passing. 13" tall with a star formation at the top of a soapstone style composition: EX-MT ($500-$750) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 697 Lot of (3) Ted Williams related items to include: Ted Williams holiday greeting card c.1969. Pre-printed facsimile signature inside the foldout card which pictures the Washington Senators logo at right side: EX; 1969 postcard as sent by Ted Williams to his wife Dolores signed, "Guess Who No. 9". Card has creasing and a vertical tear at bottom margin: PR-GD; and a Ted Williams autographed 3 1/2"x5" black and white photo picturing Williams posed in Minneapolis Millers uniform: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs). ($200-$300) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 698 Lot of (5) baseballs with relation to the March 31, 1998 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Inaugural Game. Ted Williams, along with three other Hall of Fame members was on hand at the inaugural Devil Rays game in 1998 to throw out a ceremonial first pitch baseball. Offered are a trio of Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1998 Inaugural Season commemorative MLB baseballs as received by Williams that day. The lot also includes a 1998 Devil Rays team autographed baseball (Budig AL ball) with (29) signatures including Boggs, Alvarez (threw 1st pitch), Stocker, and McGriff. Additionally, included is a Ted Williams single signed baseball on sweetspot of B.Brown AL ball (slight toning). Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs): Range EX-NM ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 699 Ted Williams Major League Baseball "Hometown Heroes" presentational award. Striking crystal award as presented to the family of Ted Williams in January of 2007 in honor of Ted Williams legacy as a Hometown Hero with the Boston Red Sox. Crafted by "Prism" retaining its original lidded box and letter as set to the Williams family by Major League Baseball: NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 700 1976 Ted Williams Frank Leahy Award plaque. Shield shaped mahogany plaque as given to Ted Williams featuring an embossed bronze medallion at center with raised letter titling. Brass placard affixed to the bottom, "Ted Williams 1976 Ecology Master Award": EX ($300-$500 $500.00
 
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