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Back Items For The Auction of July 10, 2012  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 301 Joe DiMaggio autographed photograph. Black and white 11"x14" photo based on the original which was taken during the 1948 season. Signed in blue marker "Joe DiMaggio" rating 9/10 out of 10. "Brearley Collection" stamping appears on back. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($250-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 302 Ted Williams autographed large format photograph. Black and white 16"x20" photo offering contrast and clarity being one of, if not the most visually appealing examples within the archive offered in this sale. Signed in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10, "Ted Williams." Mounted to 20"x24" backing. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($500-$750) $351.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 303 Ted Williams autographed large format dual exposure photograph. Black and white 16"x20" photo based on the originals which were taken in 1960. He is shown crossing homeplate after hitting a home run with a "ghosted" background image of him moments just after swinging. Signed in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10, "Ted Williams" with "1960" inscribed below. Hint of minute wear at edges. "Brearley Collection" stamping on back and impressed company seal at bottom. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($400-$600) $386.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 304 Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra autographed large format photograph. Black and white 16"x20" photo based on the original which was taken in 1961. Signed in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10, "Mickey Mantle No.7" and "Yogi Berra #8." "Brearley Collection" stamping on back. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 305 Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio autographed large format photograph. Sepia toned 16"x20" photo based on the original which was taken in Fenway Park in 1951. Signed in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10, "Ted Williams" and "Joe DiMaggio." Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 306 Willie Mays and Warren Spahn autographed lithograph by Bill Purdom. Large format print entitled "Amazing Polo Debut" depicts Willie Mays during his first at bat in the Polo Grounds facing Warren Spahn. Signed by both in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10. Also signed by the artist and hand numbered 322/600. Tastefully matted and framed to 27.25"x37.25" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($250-$500) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 307 Rare Ted Williams autographed bat - full name with "Splendid Splinter" inscription. Louisville Slugger 125 baseball bat with "W215" model number stamped in the knob, made to replicate the style utilized by Williams during his playing days. Signed on the barrel in blue marker, "Theodore Samuel Williams" with added "Splendid Splinter" inscription below. Signature rates 9 out of 10. One of only a handful of pieces we have encountered with either signature variation and one of only two we have brought to auction in nearly 20 years to bear both (the other having come directly from the Williams family). Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 308 Hall of Fame bat autographed by (27) Inductees. Commemorative bat issued by the Cooperstown Bat Co. with "Cooperstown" decal at barrel end. Signatures include Koufax, Mays, Puckett, Brett, Musial, Reese, Berra, Fisk, Ripken Jr, Gwynn, Yastrzemski, Schmidt, Yount, Boggs, Murray, and others. Also signed by Barry Bonds. Blue marker signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($750-$1,000) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 309 3,000 Hit Club autographed baseball bat. Commemorative bat issued by the Cooperstown Bat Co. with "Baseball's 3,000 Hit! Club" decal at barrel end. Signed by (15) including Mays, Aaron, Brett, Musial, Murray, Boggs, Gwynn, Winfield, Molitor, Yastrzemski, and others. Blue marker signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($500-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 310 Cooperstown Bat Co. set of ten autographed Famous Player Series bats. Matching numbered set (629 of 1,000 produced) of commemorative baseball bats from the Famous Player Series produced by the Cooperstown Bat Co. Each is signed by the athlete depicted on the barrel including Ted Williams, Pee Wee Reese, Yogi Berra, Stan Musial, Frank Robinson, Carl Yastrzemski, Ernie Banks, Johnny Bench, Mike Schmidt, and Duke Snider. Blue marker signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. All have number 629 stamped in the knob. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,438.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 311 George Brett autographed bat and photograph. Cooperstown Bat Co. limited edition baseball bat with Brett image and career related statistics printed on barrel end has been signed in blue marker "George Brett." Black and white 11"x14" photograph similarly signed across the front housed in display frame with "Brearley Collection" stamping on back. Signatures rate 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($200-$400) $297.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 312 Dizzy and Daffy Dean autographed large format display. Includes black and white 16"x20" photo based on the original which was taken in 1934. Housed within 21.75"x26" framed display with "Dizzy Dean" and "Paul Daffy Dean" autographs mounted below. Ink signatures rate 8/9 out of 10. "Brearley Collection" identification sticker on back. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($200-$400) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 313 Boston Red Sox Old-Timers Day signed baseball with Foxx c.1950s. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (17) former Red Sox players, presumably at an Old-Timers event. Includes Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Joe Cronin, Rick Ferrell, Doc Cramer, Boo Ferris, Del Baker, Bobby Doerr, Max Bishop, and others. Ink signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays bold stampings and a pleasing even cream coloration with one spot of more pronounced toning affecting two signatures. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM/MT ($750-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 314 "Winding Up" c.1973 illustration style artwork autographed by (28) Hall of Famers. Original work signed within the body by artist Eugene Craig titled "Winding Up" at top border has "10-20-73" date at bottom. Signed throughout by (28) including Mantle ("NO.7" inscription), Berra, Reese, Barlick, Gehringer, Mize, Ford, Hunter, Schmidt, Mays, Jackson, and others. Marker signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10. Publication mask applied around perimeter and at several points within and there is light evident wear at edges. Tastefully framed to 14"x17.5" for display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Artwork EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 315 Stan Musial autographed limited edition baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 baseball bat based on that which he would have used has "Stan Musial" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end and model "M159" stamped in the knob. Signed in blue marker, "Stan The Man Musial" and hand inscribed "MVP 1948" with numerous season related statistics including "AVG 376, RBI's 131, Runs 135, 39 HR's, 18 3s, 46 2s, 230 Hits." Blue marker signature rates 8 to 9 out of 10. Hand numbered 23/48. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has additional unidentified hologram affixed: NM ($250-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 316 Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Joe Louis, et al autographed baseball. Lightly toned Spalding "New York Yankees" baseball has been signed by DiMaggio, Mantle, Louis, Whitey Ford, and Bobby Thomson. Ink signatures rate 7/8 to 8 out of 10, Thomson 6/7. Very light scattered wear to ball. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: Overall EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 317 Joe DiMaggio full name signed Pinnacle baseball card set proof sheets (2). Pair of 13"x26.75" uncut sheets representing the fronts and backs of (25) cards from the commemorative set issued in 1993. Each has been signed in blue marker, "Joseph P DiMaggio" rating 9/10 out of 10 and custom matted and framed to 18.75"x26.75" (note - moderate wear to frames). Includes auction LOA from JSA, COAs from DiMaggio Attorney Morris Engelberg, and full PSA/DNA LOAs: NM-MT ($500-$750) $443.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 318 Mickey Mantle single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Mickey Mantle." Blue ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Very strong condition example offering outstanding eye appeal. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 319 Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris autographed photograph. Color 8"x10" photograph has been signed on the front "Mickey Mantle" and "Roger Maris." Blue marker signatures rate 8/9 out of 10. Framed for display. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 320 Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris dual signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Mickey Mantle" with "Roger Maris" on adjacent panel. Signatures rate 7/8 (Mantle) to 8/9 (Maris) out of 10. Positioned such that both can be displayed/viewed at once. Ball has light even toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($4,000-$6,000) $2,970.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 321 World Series Most Valuable Players limited edition autographed jersey with additional MVP signed items including Clemente. High quality Mitchell & Ness jersey with special "World Series" logo across the front has been signed by (40) former MVPs including Jackson, Rose, Rivera, Bench, Rizzuto, Porter, Molitor, Schmidt, and others. Each has inscribed the year in which they won. Blue marker signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10 with slight bleed throughout which has left a bluish hue throughout shirt. Limited edition numbered out of (50) pieces with Steiner hologram affixed. Additional pieces signed by winners who do not appear on the jersey include c.1959 Pirates team signed ball with Clemente (sweetspot below clubhouse Murtaugh), signatures rate 6 to 8/9 out of 10 and ball has even toning; (7) B.Selig OML baseballs (Brosius, Dye, Schilling, R.Johnson, M.Ramirez, M.Lowell, Matsui); Stargell 8"x10"; and L.Hernandez hat. Includes auction LOA from JSA and variety of additional certs for some individual pieces: Pirates ball EX, Balance EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 322 Mickey Mantle autographed large format photograph. Choice signed image being exceedingly scarce in this large 20öx24ö format has been signed across the front, "Mickey Mantleö with "1952ö inscription added below. Blue marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Framed to 31.5öx35.5ö overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($750-$1,000) $688.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 323 Howard Cosell single signed Aaron home run chase baseball. Scarce special edition Spalding C.Feeney Official National League baseball with text marked panel "Cowhide Baseball, First Use 4-4-74, Cincinnati vs Atlanta." Prepared in very limited numbers in the period for use in games played during Aaron's historic home run chase. Ball displays light toning and hint of wear and has been signed on the side panel, "Howard Cosell" in black thin point marker rating 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($400-$600) $666.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 324 Sandy Koufax autographed limited edition Los Angeles Dodgers jersey. Cream colored flannel jersey by Mitchell & Ness done in throwback style has been signed on the front, "Sandy Koufax." Black marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Jersey has all proper manufacturer's tagging in collar and on front tail (size L) with additional, "Sandy Koufax 1963" embroidered patch affixed. Hand numbered 42/72 below autograph with Upper Deck Authentication hologram to the right (note: paper UD cert is not present). Several small spots of staining on front. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM with note to staining ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 325 Very fine Ronald Reagan single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Ronald Reagan." Black fiber tipped marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Ball displays the slightest hint of light toning mentioned for the sake of accuracy. Striking exemplar is perhaps the finest condition Reagan ball which we have handled. Includes full LOA from JSA and PSA/DNA (graded "8"): NM ($4,000-$6,000) $6,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 325a George W. Bush single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig OML baseball has been signed on the sweetspot in black marker. Signature rates a very strong 9/10 out of 10. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 326 1976 American League Champion New York Yankees team signed baseball. Spalding L.MacPhail Official American League baseball has been signed by (27) including Martin, Chambliss, Munson, Berra, Howard, Hunter, Guidry, Lemon, White, Rivers, and others. Ink signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10. Ball retains well defined League stampings and displays a hint of consistent toning with light coat of period shellac applied. Highly desirable completely authentic example of the team which touched off the Yankees Dynasty of the late 1970s. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: Overall EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 327 Rookie era Lou Pinella professional model baseball bat c.1965-1968. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat has "Lou Pinella" facsimile signature impressed in barrel end and model number "M159" in the knob. Measures 35" long and weighs 31.4oz. Player number "9" has been written on the knob in vintage black marker as worn by Pinella. Bat has light surface wear with little to no evident usage wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX/MT ($500-$750) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 329 George Brett autographed 1978 and 1981 All-Star Game commemorative bats. Pair of full sized Adirondack baseball bats each having "George Brett" block lettered on barrel end and affixed descriptive metal placard as related to each game. Both signed in black marker rating 8 out of 10. Light to moderate surface wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 330 1975 Topps unopened cello pack with George Brett rookie on top. Factory sealed 25 cent pack of 1975 Topps baseball cards having George Brett's rookie card showing on top. Little to no wear save for the lightest "touch" to extreme tip of each corner: EX-MT-NM ($200-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 331 Vada Pinson professional model baseball bat c.1973-1975. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "Pinson" block lettered in barrel end and model number "B267" stamped in the knob. Measures 35" long and weighs 33.2oz. Evident usage wear throughout with light grain swelling at hitting surface, healthy application of pine tar, and a pair of handle cracks (one of which extends through mid barrel). Highly visual example dating to Pinson's time with the Kansas City Royals. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($250-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 332 1976 George Brett autographed professional model baseball bat. Desirable bat with bicentennial logo appearing mid barrel as manufactured specifically during the 1976 season. Brett made the first of what would be (13) consecutive All-Star Game appearances leading the American League in hitting with a .333 Avg. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "George Brett" facsimile signature and model number "T85" stamped into the barrel end. Measures just shy of 34.5" long and weighs 30.6oz. Light evident usage wear primarily visible to lower portion of hitting surface below stampings and light/moderate surface wear. Signed in black marker, "Best Wishes George Brett 1976" rating 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX, Sig. NM-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,980.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 332a Set of (12) George Brett autographed personalized Titleist golf balls. Boxed set of (12) Titleist "Tour Prestige 90" golf balls each having "George Brett" lettered on one side and the Kansas City Royals logo on the other. All signed in blue marker, "George Brett" below team logo. Signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Housed within lidded box which displays at EX/MT-NM level when open with balls visible but has wear to the outside. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Balls NM-MT ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 333 1970 "Kansas City" flannel jersey with Royals patch (professional quality Minor League or salesman's sample). Road grey jersey with "Kansas City" lettered across the front in scripted font has player number "5" on back. Left sleeve has Royals "KCR" patch as worn by the Royals on Major League level the following season. "Rawlings" manufacturer's tag on front tail with the size "44." Embroidered below is "44 70 5" denoting size, year, and player number. Also present is wash tag with adjacent "Set 1 #8P 1970" flag tag. Likely a salesman's sample or utilized by a Minor League affiliate. Evident usage and wash wear throughout with tear to one side of Rawlings tag: EX ($400-$600) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 334 Amos Otis autographed Kansas City Royals professional model batting helmet c.1970s. Blue helmet with applied "KC" Royals logo on front has "26" player number decals/designation on both brim and back. Also on back is period "ABC" manufacturer's logo. Interior has faded ABC size tag (7 1/4). Evident usage wear throughout. Signed in silver paint pen, "To Frank Amos Otis" and inscribed "1973 All Star" rating 8/9 out of 10. Choice display piece as related to a Franchise favorite. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and LOA from Hunt Auctions (helmet): EX ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 335 1985 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals team signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed by (29) including Brett, Wilson, Howser, Saberhagen, and Quisenberry. Ink signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays light even toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($250-$500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 336 Vintage 1985 Kansas City Royals AL Champions banner. Period large format display banner having team logo at center and titling at top/bottom. Displays wear consistent with long term outdoor use including toning/soiling and some small tears. Measures 34.5"x59" with "All Nations Flag" manufacturer's tag on back: EX ($250-$500) $249.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 337 1985 Willie Wilson Kansas City Royals professional model home jersey (Championship year). Highly desirable jersey as related to a standout player (as Royals Hall of Fame member) stemming from their only World Series Championship season. White knit jersey with classic blue/white trim has "Royals" across the front in script logo font. On the back is the player name "Wilson" with number "6" below. Left sleeve has original "KC R" patch. "Wilson" manufacturer's tag appears on left front tail with the size "40" and embroidered "85" year strip tag is below. Evident usage and wash wear throughout including scattered pilling to material, several very small stains, and a hint of discoloration in collar. Name on back has been restored. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 338 George Brett autographed professional model baseball bat c.1986-1989. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "George Brett" facsimile signature and model number "C271" burned into the barrel. Measures 34" long and weighs 31oz. Fine evident usage wear with trademark application of pine tar, ball marks covering the barrel, and several rack streaks. Knob has period "5" black marker notation. Signed "George Brett 3154 hits" in black marker rating 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and LOA from Hunt Auctions (Bat): EX ($1,500-$2,500) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 339 1988 George Brett autographed professional model Kansas City Royals home jersey. Desirable home jersey with "Royals" team name lettered across the front in scripted logo font and player number "5" below. Number also appears on the back below block lettered name "Brett." Left sleeve has Royals "KCR" patch, right has "Rawlings" stitched in. "Rawlings" manufacturer's tag on inside front tail with proper "2 Inch Extra Length" and embroidered "T" tag along with "Set 1 1988" flag tag. Signed on the front in blue marker "Best Wishes George Brett, my game worn 1988." Signature rates 8 out of 10. Evident usage and wash wear to jersey with appropriate light puckering/fraying and a hint of dirt staining near shoulders. Very strong example from a Kansas City hometown hero and one of the great players of the last quarter century. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 340 1998-1999 New York Yankees autographed "Back to Back" Champions limited edition bat. Full sized bat by the Cooperstown Bat Co. having impressed logo on barrel and "52 of 99" limited edition numbering on handle. Signed by (19) including Jeter, Torre, Williams, Strawberry, Hernandez, Cone, Knoblauch, and Leyritz. Blue marker signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Slightest hint of imperfection affects a very few and the bat has incidental scattered surface wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has additional Goldin Sports authentication hologram affixed: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $495.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 341 1989 Bret Saberhagen Kansas City Royal professional model road jersey. Powder blue jersey has "Royals" team name lettered across the front in script logo front with player number "18" below. Number also appears on back below restored player name, "Saberhagen." Original "KC R" logo patch is on left sleeve and there is Velcro insert between the second and third buttons. Left front tail has "Wilson" manufacturer's tag with adjacent date code "BY", custom cut "1 Inch X-Length", and size "42" flag tags. Below is an embroidered "89 1" strip tag denoting year and set number. While the majority of Royals jersey were manufactured by Rawlings in 1989 we have found images of Saberhagen wearing both Rawlings and Wilson jerseys (as determined by differences within the player number identifiers - for this style see Getty image 51904204). Light evident usage and wash wear throughout. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 342 1989 Frank White Kansas City Royals professional model home jersey. Classic home jersey style featuring "Royals" team name lettered across the front in scripted logo font with player number "20" below. Number also appears on back with the name "White." Left sleeve has "KCR" Royals logo patch, left has embroidered "Rawlings" logo. "Rawlings" manufacturer's tag on inside front tail with the size "44" has adjacent "T" strip tag and "Set 1 1989" flag tag. Custom Velcro has been sewn between the second and third buttons on front. Evident usage and wash wear throughout. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 343 1991 Jeff Montgomery Kansas City Royals professional model road jersey. Classic powder blue jersey featuring "Royals" team name lettered across the front in scripted logo font with player number "21" below. Number also appears on back with the name "Montgomery." Left sleeve has "KCR" Royals logo patch, left has embroidered "Rawlings" logo. "Rawlings" manufacturer's tag on front tail with the size "44" has adjacent "T" strip tag, "2 Inch Extra Length", and "Set 1 1989" flag tag. Custom Velcro has been sewn between the second and third buttons on front. Evident usage and wash wear throughout. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($200-$400) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 344 1991 George Brett autographed Kansas City Royals professional model home jersey with team documentation. White jersey with "Royals" lettered across the front in scripted logo font has player number "5" below. Number also appears on back below the name "Brett." Left sleeve has "Royals" team logo patch, right has "Rawlings" embroidered logo. Rawlings manufacturer's tag also appears on front tail with the size "44" and adjacent "Set 1 1991" flag tag. Custom Velcro has been sewn between the second and third buttons. Signed on the back in blue marker rating 8 out of 10 with very light evident usage wear. Includes handwritten letter from the Royals then VP of Public Relations on team letterhead stating that they sourced the jersey specifically for auction purposes and "he wore it once." Acquired by our consignor at the 1991 Phillies ALS auction. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey): EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 345 Alex Gordon game used and autographed hat, bat, and cleats. Very strong grouping from one the Royals premier current players. Includes Louisville Slugger 125 baseball bat with Gordon facsimile signature, model number "H238", and "Kansas City Royals" team name burned into the barrel end. Bat displays moderate usage wear with ball stitch and transfer marks, applied pine tar, and handle crack. Number "4" written on both ends in black marker and signed (8/9 out of 10), "Alex Gordon 4, 08 Game Used."; New Era 5950 Royals hat with extensive wear, signed lightly on the brim in silver paint pen (3/4 out of 10), "game used Alex Gordon 4."; and size 12.5 Nike cleats, also displaying moderate usage wear, each signed in silver paint pen, "Alex Gordon" with additional "game used" notation, presumably written in his hand. All pieces sourced from his former representative. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs) and LOA from Hunt Auctions (material): Overall EX, Sigs. VG-NM/MT ($500-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 346 2000 World Series Champion New York Yankees team signed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig Official 2000 World Series baseball has been signed by (34) including Jeter, Torre, Pettitte, Williams, Knoblauch, Posada, Hernandez, Brosius, Rivera, O'Neil, Martinez, Clemens, and others. Ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball has several areas of very subtle toning and light hue of ink transfer throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $612.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 347 2001 AL Champion New York Yankees team signed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig Official 2001 World Series baseball has been signed by (37) including Jeter, Torre, Posada, Pettitte, Hernandez, Williams, Clemente, Martinez, Sojo, Soriano, Rivera, Mussina, Brosius, O'Neil, and others. Ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays the slightest off white coloration with a hint of ink transfer mentioned for the sake of accuracy. One of the most complete team signed baseballs we have ever handled. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 348 Fine Joe Mauer game-used catcher's gear with autographed professional model glove. Rare and desirable grouping as used by Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer to include Nike chest protector with "Mauer" embroidered at top; pair of Easton shin guards with knee savers, each having Mauer's number "7" printed on at two places; and Nike size 13 cleats, each having an "M" factory printed on denoting Mauer. Also includes a top of line Rawlings Joe Mauer professional model catcher's mitt. Marked "PROSCM41JB" with "Joe Mauer" embroidered on outside which has been signed in gold paint pen and inscribed "1st AL Catcher Batting Champ" rating 8 out of 10. All pieces have Ironclad authentication holograms affixed: Glove NM, Balance overall EX with note to usage wear ($1,000-$2,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 349 Roy Halladay and Don Larsen autographed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig OML baseball has been signed on the sweetspot by Larsen with Halladay appearing on panel directly below. Ink signatures rate 9 out of 10. Larsen has inscribed the date of his perfect game. One of the few we have handled signed by both of the only Post Season no hitter game pitchers in history. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($300-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 350 Ryan Howard autographed baseball used in historic 2010 NLDS Halladay No-Hit game. Rawlings B.Selig OML baseball displaying usage wear/soiling throughout has been signed on the sweetspot "Ryan Howard." Ink signature rates 8 out of 10. MLB Authentication hologram affixed (FJ 007898) confirming that ball was fouled off by Howard in the 5th inning. One of only (26) baseballs authenticated by MLB as having been used in this historic game. Includes auction LOA from JSA and COA from the Philadelphia Phillies: Ball EX, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 351 Ryan Howard autographed baseball bat and ball. Includes professional quality Marucci baseball bat, signed on the barrel in paint pen rating 9 out of 10; Rawlings B.Selig OML 2008 World Series logo baseball signed in blue ink rating 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($300-$500) $242.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 352 Ryan Howard autographed Philadelphia Phillies jersey and bat. Phillies home jersey by Majestic with team logo on front and Howard identifiers on back. Signed in silver paint pen rating 9 out of 10; professional quality Marucci baseball bat, signed on the barrel in paint pen rating 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 353 2010 Jamie Moyer Philadelphia Phillies game-used road jersey and (250th) win game ball. Road gray jersey with "Phillies" team name across the front and "Moyer" name on the back above number "50." Player number also appears on left sleeve, right sleeve has Robin Roberts' "36" memorial patch. Majestic tagging found on the front tail with "Cool Base" flag tag on the seam. Proper "0063" coded wash tag on the interior along with custom "+1" body" tag. Embroidered "10" year strip tag on inside front tail. Evident usage and wash wear throughout. Also includes MLB authenticated baseball as used in Moyer's 250th career win. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and additional Phillies team letter: EX ($400-$600) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 354 May 20, 2011 Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies game used home jersey. Home pinstriped jersey with "Phillies" team name across the front and "Halladay" name on the back above number "34." Player number also appears on left sleeve and "B" memorial patch is on front chest. Majestic tagging found on the front tail with "Cool Base" flag tag on the seam. Proper "0063H" coded wash tag on the interior along with custom "+1" body" tag. Embroidered "11" year strip tag on inside front tail. Evident usage and wash wear throughout. MLB Authentication hologram (FJ 648841) confirms the jersey was used in game vs. the Rangers in which Halladay went (8) innings striking out (7). Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 354a September 26, 2011 Cliff Lee Philadelphia Phillies game used road jersey. Road gray jersey with "Phillies" team name across the front and "Lee" name on the back above number "33." Player number also appears on left sleeve and "B" memorial patch is on front chest. Majestic tagging found on the front tail with "Cool Base" flag tag on the seam. Proper "0063R" coded wash tag on the interior along with custom "+1" body and sleeve tags. Embroidered "11" year strip tag on inside front tail. Evident usage wear throughout. MLB Authentication hologram (FJ 622761) confirms the jersey was used in game vs. the Braves in which Lee went (6) innings striking out (6). Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 355 1973 Jim Palmer Cy Young Award. Important original award as presented to Jim Palmer following the 1973 season in which he won (22) games with a League leading 2.40 ERA and struck out (158). The first of what would become (3) total earned during his career. Black painted wooden plaque with affixed silver plated figural pitching arm positioned above placard which reads in relief, "Presented to Jim Palmer Most Valuable Pitcher American League 1973". Measures 16.5" tall and retains "Balfour" manufacturer's sticker on back. Incidental scattered wear with several minute paint chips and expected tarnish. Highly desirable piece representing one of the most recognizable high honors a pitcher can achieve and one of the more significant to have entered the marketplace with regard to level of player notoriety. Includes letter of provenance from Jim Palmer: EX/MT ($60,000-$80,000) $60,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 356 1975 Jim Palmer Cy Young Award. Important original award as presented to Jim Palmer following the 1975 season in which he won a career high (and League leading) (23) games with a League leading 2.09 ERA and struck out (193). The second of what would become (3) total earned during his career and related to what was arguably his best season. Black painted wooden plaque with affixed silver plated figural pitching arm positioned above placard which reads in relief, "Presented to Jim Palmer Most Valuable Pitcher American League 1975". Measures 16.5" tall and retains "Balfour" manufacturer's sticker on back. Very minor scattered wear with several minute paint chips and expected tarnish. Small "ding" at lower edge. Highly desirable piece representing one of the most recognizable high honors a pitcher can achieve and one of the more significant to have entered the marketplace with regard to level of player notoriety. Includes letter of provenance from Jim Palmer: EX/MT ($60,000-$80,000) $60,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 357 1976 Jim Palmer Cy Young Award. Important original award as presented to Jim Palmer following the 1976 season in which he won a League leading (22) games with a 2.51 ERA and struck out (159). The last of (3) total earned during his career. Black painted wooden plaque with affixed silver plated figural pitching arm positioned above placard which reads in relief, "Presented to Jim Palmer Most Valuable Pitcher American League 1976". Measures 16.5" tall and retains "Balfour" manufacturers tacked on metal plate on back. Incidental scattered wear and expected tarnish. Highly desirable piece representing one of the most recognizable high honors a pitcher can achieve and one of the more significant to have entered the marketplace with regard to level of player notoriety. Includes letter of provenance from Jim Palmer: EX/MT ($60,000-$80,000) $65,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 358 1976 Jim Palmer Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Significant and highly desirable award trophy features applied brass placard on base which reads "1976 Rawlings Gold Glove Award, Presented to Jim Palmer - 1 Time Winner, Honoring His Selection to The Sporting News American League All Star Fielding Team." Additional placard above has printed image of Palmer. A pair of gold colored baseballs (one having "Rawlings" logo printed on) sit in supports at either side of a raised similarly colored full sized glove at center. Glove has imprinted "Major League All-Star Field Team" and "Rawlings" markings lettered on. A pair of red enameled "Rawlings" logo plates decorate the base sitting in front of ball supports. The offered award is the first of (4) Jim Palmer earned in consecutive seasons stretching from 1976 to 1979. Little to no mentionable wear. Includes letter of provenance from Jim Palmer: EX/MT-NM ($10,000-$15,000) $17,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 359 1979 Jim Palmer Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Significant and highly desirable award trophy features applied brass placard on base which reads "1979 Rawlings Gold Glove Award, Presented to Jim Palmer, Honoring His Selection to The Sporting News American League All Star Fielding Team." Additional placard above has printed image of Palmer. A pair of gold colored baseballs (both having "Rawlings" logo printed on) sit in supports at either side of a raised similarly colored full sized glove at center. Glove has imprinted "Major League All-Star Field Team" and "Rawlings" markings lettered on. A pair of red enameled "Rawlings" logo plates decorate the front of the base. The offered award is the last of (4) Jim Palmer earned in consecutive seasons stretching from 1976 to 1979. Hint of wear mentioned for the sake of accuracy with a touch of discoloration to gold glove near laces. Includes letter of provenance from Jim Palmer: EX/MT-NM ($10,000-$15,000) $14,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 360 Cal Ripken Jr autographed hat, ball, and photo. Includes Rawlings B.Selig OML baseball signed on the sweetspot in blue ink, Orioles hat signed on brim in silver paint pen, and 8"x10" color photo signed in black thin point marker. Signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $121.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 361 Eddie Murray professional model baseball bat c.1986-1989. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat having "Eddie Murray" facsimile signature and model number "M272" burned into the barrel end. Measures 35.25" long and weighs 34.6 oz. Little to no evident wear with several black rack streaks and Murrays number "33" written on knob. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 362 Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famers autographed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig OML baseball has been signed by Cal Ripken Jr, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray, Earl Weaver, Brooks Robinson, and Frank Robinson. Blue ink signatures rate 8/9 out of 10 with all situated such that they can viewed at once when positioned for display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 363 1980 Earl Weaver Baltimore Orioles professional model home jersey. Home knit jersey with "Orioles" team name across the front in stylized lettering and number "4" below which also appears on the back. "Descente" manufacturer's tag on front tail. Additional strip tag below has been embroidered "4 38 80" denoting player number, size, and year. A custom pocket has been sewn on the inside chest as is customary on jerseys prepared for use by Weaver. Name on back has been removed. Evident usage wear throughout with light discoloration. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,250) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 364 Brooks Robinson autographed ensemble (4 pieces). Includes vintage style flannel jersey by Mitchell & Ness, signed on the front, "Brooks Robinson"; Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat signed on the barrel, "Brooks Robinson HOF 83"; vintage Rawlings "Brooks Robinson Autograph" store model baseball glove signed, "Brooks Robinson #5" (moderate scattered surface wear); and 8"x10" color photograph signed, "Brooks Robinson." Marker signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT-NM, Glove EX ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 365 1969 Baltimore Orioles American League Championship ring. Desirable and seldom offered ring as related to the first AL Championship season in Orioles history. Face features an orange stone with "1969 Baltimore AL Champions" lettered around the edge. Left shank has "Orioles 1969" with the MLB logo in relief below (garland at top which would typically host a name is blank); right has the teams bird swinging bat period logo with "First Playoff" above and "Champions" below. Possibly a very fine quality salesman's sample or as issued ring with no recipient name present. Marked on interior band, "Balfour 10K." Size 11, ring weighs 30 grams and displays light wear: NM ($2,500-$3,500) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 366 1966 World Series Champion Baltimore Orioles related lot of (6) pieces. Selection of period material to include: pair of 3.5" oversized pinback buttons commemorating the season with (1) retaining original orange/black ribbons; 2.25" pinback button; "World Champion Orioles" license plate "topper" (would have been displayed at bottom); revised edition yearbook; and World Series program at Baltimore (unscored). Generally well preserved with varying degrees of mostly minor wear: Range EX-NM ($300-$500) $253.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 367 1966 World Series Champion Baltimore Orioles team signed yearbook. Original team issued publication signed on the cover, in the period, by (25) including Brooks Robinson, Aparicio, Blair, Powell, Johnson, Blefary, Palmer, Lollar, and others. Blue ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Well preserved with a hint of discoloration and light wear at edges. Includes full LOA from JSA: Yearbook EX/MT, Sigs. NM-MT ($500-$750) $605.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 368 1966 Baltimore Orioles AL Champions pin and pennants. Pair of period full sized orange felt pennants, each commemorating the Championship season. The first has team roster in scroll format, second has "Boom The Birds!" tag line. Minimal wear with scroll pennant having several pinholes from mounting. Also includes 6" diameter large format team photo pin displaying minor wear and retaining original cardboard easel style backing insert: EX-NM ($250-$450) $130.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 369 1965 Baltimore Orioles team signed baseball. "Baltimore Orioles" souvenir baseball has been signed by (29) including Palmer, B.Robinson, Powell, Blair, McNally, Bauer, and Aparicio. Ink signatures rate 6/7 to 8/9 out of 10. Ball displays light even toning. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX-NM ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 370 1964 Baltimore Orioles team signed baseball. Reach J.Cronin OAL baseball has been signed by (29) including B.Robinson, Aparicio (light, over stampings), Haddix, Bauer, Roberts, and Powell. Ink signatures rate 7 to 9 out 10 (Aparicio 6). Ball displays even cream coloration with unusually bold League stampings. Very strong example overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $184.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 371 Lot of (4) Baltimore Orioles World Series press pins c.1966-1971. Series of original pins as issued to dignitaries and members of the press attending the first (4) World Series in which the Franchise played. Includes 1966, 1969, 1970, and 1971. All retain original closures on pinbacks (1970 is tie tack style) and the 1966 and 1969 examples are properly stamped "Balfour." All remain in outstanding original condition with no mentionable wear evident when displayed: Overall NM-MT ($300-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 372 2009 Matt Wieters professional model Norfolk Tides jersey. Orange three button jersey with "Tides" team name lettered across the front in logo font has player number "32" on back. Also on back is an American Flag patch. Jersey is size 50 with "Rawlings" tagging in collar and front tail. Evident usage and wash wear throughout. Includes Norfolk Tides team letter and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($250-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 372a c.1950s Baltimore Orioles memorabilia (5 pieces). Includes 1955, 1957, and 1959 (revised edition) yearbooks; c.1954 bolo tie (metal clip portion, no string), and "Stick With Them Birds" bumper sticker. Light to moderate scattered wear, somewhat more accentuated on (2) yearbooks: Range EX-NM ($250-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 372b Boog Powell professional model baseball bat c.1973-1975. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "Boog Powell" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end, measures 34.875" long and weighs 36.1oz. Model number "O16" has been stamped into the knob end. Evident usage wear throughout with a touch of grain swelling to barrel which has ball transfer and stitch marks along with several black/orange rack marks. Handle has faint pine tar with semi-defined area where tape was once likely present. Approximately 3" crack has been glued. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and MEARS (graded A7.5): EX ($250-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 372c c.1960s Baltimore Orioles memorabilia (5 pieces). Includes 1960 yearbook; 1966 World Series program; Orioles themed popcorn megaphone; team logo money clip; and full sized orange felt "American League Champions" pennant. Light to moderate scattered wear: Range EX-EX/MT ($250-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 373 1964 Boog Powell Baltimore Orioles professional model road jersey (Rookie season). Road gray jersey with "Baltimore" team name across the front in scripted logo font. Player number "26" on both front and back has been restored. "Sesquicentennial" patch on left sleeve may be a replacement as well, however appears vintage to the period and is notably scarce. Embroidered strip tag in collar reads "64 26 48" denoting year, player number, and size. Player number listing on strip tag confirms that the jersey was originally issued to Powell. "Spalding" manufacturer's tag appears on front tail with adjacent "Set 1 1964" flag tag. Evident usage and wash wear throughout. Desirable jersey as related to a standout regional star in his Rookie season. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 374 1958 All Star Game press pin (at Baltimore) and game program. Desirable and seldom offered original orange/black enameled pin remains in very fine condition. Retains original screw down closure on back which is marked "Balfour." Also includes program issued for the game which has very light wear to front cover and small chip on back. Presents as EX/MT-NM when viewed from front: Pin NM-MT, Program technical EX ($200-$400) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 375 April 13, 1954 Baltimore Orioles first game ticket stub. Original stub from game played at Detroit representing the very first in which the Orioles took part in their inaugural season. Light scattered wear with several surface creases which do not detract from overall eye appeal: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $297.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 376 1957 Baltimore Orioles stock certificate. Original certificate issued on April 27, 1965 representing 10 shares of common stock in "Baltimore Orioles, Inc." Very well preserved displaying no mentionable wear with exception of typical fold lines. Measures 7.5"x11.5": NM ($250-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 377 Roger Maris vintage autographed photograph with John F. Kennedy c.1960s. Color 8"x10" photograph has been signed on the front, "To Dave, Best Wishes Always, Roger Maris." Period blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Photograph displays light wear at corners with minor wrinkles/creases and small tear at upper right (all could largely be matted out when framed for display). Date stamped "Apr 27 1962" on back. Includes letter of provenance from Powers family and auction LOA from JSA: Photo EX/MT, Sig. NM ($500-$1,000) $825.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 378 Roger Maris vintage autographed book "Maris at Bat." First edition copy has been signed on the title page, "To Dave Powers, My Very Best Always, Roger Maris." Blue ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Book is in very fine condition, dust jacket has some wear/chipping. Includes 8"x10" color photo of Maris with John F. Kennedy for display (modern print), letter of provenance from Powers family, and auction LOA from JSA: Book NM, Dustjacket VG-EX, Sig. NM-MT ($400-$600) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 379 Lyndon Johnson attending 1964 Washington Senators opening game related material (7 pieces). Small archive as relates to Lydon Johnson and his attendance at the April 13, 1964 game at D.C. Stadium. Includes original game scorecard as filled in by Dave Powers; period seating chart displaying layout of the President's guests in attendance (Powers so noted within the Presidential box); Sepia toned 8"x10" photographs (3) of Johnson throwing the first pitch (all bearing White House and date stampings on back); additional 8"x10" first pitch photo mounted to board with Presidential Seal card mounted at lower left corner having game information lettered on; and photo taken several days before of Joe Cronin in the Oval Office presenting Johnson with an American League season pass. Light age toning/wear. Includes letter of provenance from Powers family: Range EX-NM ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 380 John F. Kennedy attending the 1962 All-Star Game related material (7 pieces). Small archive as relates to JFK and his attendance at the July 10, 1962 game at D.C. Stadium. Includes (2) 8"x10" color photographs of Kennedy meeting Stan Musial (signed by Musial in blue marker rating 9 out 10) and throwing the first pitch, both stamped on back by noted JFK photographer Cecil Stoughton; Sepia toned 8"x10" photograph of Kennedy as a foul ball flies over his head with matching larger 11"x12" copy of same (mounted to board); period 11"x14" photo with game info printed at upper right, AP Wirephoto of Kennedy at game; and period newspaper article regarding his attendance and meetings with Musial and Casey Stengel. Light age toning/wear. Includes letter of provenance from Powers family: Range EX-NM ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 381 John F. Kennedy attending 1961, 1962, and 1963 Washington Senators opening games related material (12 pieces). Small archive as relates to JFK and his attendance at the Senators home openers at D.C. Stadium. Includes original game scorecards from 1962 and 1963 as filled in by Dave Powers; 1962 seating chart displaying layout of the President's guests in attendance (Powers so noted sitting directly next to Kennedy); Assorted 8"x10" photographs (8) in both black and white and color of Kennedy in attendance of all (3) games with several being White House issue; larger 12"x15" image of Kennedy with Powers behind him watching a fly ball (framed). Light age toning/wear. Includes letter of provenance from Powers family: Range EX-NM ($500-$750) $1,217.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 382 Notably scarce John F. Kennedy signed photograph with unique Ted Williams related notation c.1959. Black and white portrait photograph has been signed "To Dee Jay, With best wishes from a friend of Ted Williams - John F. Kennedy." Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription rate 7/8 to 8 out of 10. Framed for display (14"x18.75" overall) with 1959 dated Ted Williams secretarially signed photo, also inscribed "To Dee Jay." Kennedy photo has light wear evident through frame limited to surface wrinkling in isolated areas and small tear/chip at upper right. As relayed by the Powers family, Kennedy was shown the Williams signed photograph prior to it being passed along to the intended recipient and took it upon himself to autograph that which is offered here. Authentically signed Kennedy photographs are highly prized with this being the only example we are aware of with deep ties to baseball. Includes letter of provenance from Powers family and auction LOA from JSA: Photo EX, Sig. EX/MT ($5,000-$10,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 383 Unique John F. Kennedy autographed "Under Secretary of Baseball" Presidential Appointment. Hand calligraphed presentational document on parchment bearing raised Presidential Seal at top in gold reading, "To All Those Present, Greetings, On the occasion of his fiftieth birthday, I hereby appoint David Powers Under Secretary of Baseball White House Division." Demonstrating the close relationship the two shared, and in a moment of uncommon levity for a sitting President, it continues "For keeping accurate score, calculating both outcome and bets, keeping careful statistics on voting as a side-line, this appointment hereby authorizes the Under Secretary for Baseball to represent me in all matters dealing with my personal attendance at games and my protection from high flies as well as fast grounders." Signed at lower right "John F. Kennedy" in black fountain pen rating 8/9 out of 10. Measures 11"x14" and remains housed in what appears to be the original leather finish blue matting. Touch of age toning, otherwise well preserved. One of the most interesting pieces we have handled with regard to baseball and the Presidency. Includes letter of provenance from Powers family and auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($5,000-$10,000) $5,856.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 384 1970 Pittsburgh Pirates NL Eastern Division Champions banner. Large period banner having "Pirates" team name at top with "1970" below along with a Pirate mascot. Titling below commemorating their Eastern Division Championship. Displays wear consistent with outdoor use including some fading to coloration, several small rips/tears (slightly more accentuated at top border), and light scattered staining. Union stampings remain partially visible at top and bottom. Measures approximately 44"x75" overall: EX ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 385 Unique 1950s-1960s National League MVPs multi-signed baseball. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by Roberto Clemente, Frank Robinson, Ken Boyer, and Don Newcombe. Each related in that they were named National League MVP and all have inscribed their year of honor. Ink signatures rate 7 to 8/9 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration with minor scattered blemish and retains bold League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($3,000-$5,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 386 1971 World Series Champion Pittsburgh Pirates team signed baseball. Spalding C.Feeney Official National League baseball has been signed by (32) including Clemente, Virdon, Mazeroski, Ellis, Oliver, Stargell, Sanguillen, Moose, Hebner, and others. Red ink signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration with a few scattered areas of slight toning. Very strong example from this popular team. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 387 1959 and 1960 Cincinnati Reds teams signed yearbooks. Spring Training edition yearbooks including 1959 signed throughout by (39) including Robinson, Pinson, Gonder, and Bell; 1960 yearbook, signed throughout by (38) including Robinson, Martin, Pinson, Bell, Jones, and Chacon. Ink signatures rate 7 to 9 out of 10. Both programs have moderate wear at corner/edges with some light creasing/wrinkling. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Ted Wieand: Programs EX, Sigs. EX-NM ($400-$600) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 388 1958 and 1960 Cincinnati Reds teams signed yearbooks. Includes 1958 Reds yearbook signed throughout by (45) including Tebbets, Dykes, Hoak, Robinson, Haddix, and Burgess. Book displays scattered creasing and wear; 1960 spring training edition with a lesser degree of wear has been signed throughout by (38) including Robinson, Martin, Pinson, Bell, Jones, and Chacon. Ink signatures rate 7 to 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Ted Wieand: Programs VG and EX, Sigs. EX-NM ($400-$600) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 389 Vintage Cincinnati Reds travel bag c.1950s-1960s. Large canvas travel bag as issued to Ted Wieand during his short time with the club in the late 1950s. It is likely that the bag dates to the earlier 1950s and was being re-used by the team. "Cincinnati Baseball Club" stenciled on either side with the number "53" above. Evident use/wear throughout with soiling/discoloration and several small rips/tears. Handle straps have separated from bag in a few areas but remain firmly affixed overall. Includes letter of provenance from Ted Wieand: VG-EX ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 390 1956 Ted Wieand 10k gold Houston Buffaloes Texas League Championship ring and related material. Presentational ring with jet black background stone on the top face has small diamond at center set within baseball diamond shaped mount. Lettered around the edge, "Houston Texas Dixie Champions." Shanks each have relief of a Buffalo with the year "1956" below. Stamped on the interior band "10K" with manufacturer's mark above. Ring displays very light wear, is size 11 1/4, and weighs 15 grams. Includes Wieand's period Buffaloes hat by New Era (heavy wear/soiling), (2) Buffaloes team signed baseballs with "1956" identifier written on, and (1) team signed baseball from the 1957 season. Signatures rate 7 to 9 out of 10, (1) ball has light wear/toning. Includes letter of provenance from Ted Wieand: Ring EX/MT-NM, Hat VG, Balls EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 391 Ted Wieand professional model baseball bat with (2) game used gloves c.1950s-1960s. Louisville Slugger 125 baseball bat having "Wigand" block lettered into barrel end and model number "S2" stamped in the knob. Measures 34.75" long and weighs 32oz with light evident usage wear. Wieand relates that this is only bat H&B ever made specifically for him and they indeed misspelled his name. Includes well worn Spalding glove displaying heavy use with stampings no longer discernable and very high quality Rawlings Stan Musial model top of the line glove which has heavy visible use but remains in fine displayable condition. Includes letter of provenance from Ted Wieand: Bat EX-EX/MT, Gloves VG-EX ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 392 Fidel Castro autographed photograph to Ted Wieand with 1959 Playoffs medallion and presentational belt buckle. Black and white 8"x10" photograph as taken at the 1959 Junior World Series in Cuba pictures Ted Wieand shaking hands with Fidel Castro. Photo has been signed and inscribed on back by Castro and dated October 6, 1959. Ink signature rates 7 to 8 out of 10. There is an additional unidentified signature and also a handwritten translation of Castro's sentiment which reads in part "with my sincere congratulations and gratitude for your brilliant performance." Photo displays light toning with scattered wear including a pair of vertical fold lines. Includes 1.5" diameter medallion with relief of batter on the front and "Play Off 1959 L.International Ted Wieand" on back and belt buckle with player motif engraved "Cubans L.I. 1959 Municipio De Marianao." Buckle is marked 1/20 10K on back indicating a small gold content or covering. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Ted Wieand: Photo VG, Sig. EX/MT-NM, Medallion/buckle EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 393 1959 Ted Wieand 10k gold Havana Sugar Kings Junior World Champions ring. Presentational ring features the teams logo mascot at center of clear face with "Cubans Junior World Champions 1959" lettered around the edge. Crossed bats with glove and ball motifs appears on both shanks. Stamped "Balfour 10" on interior band which is also engraved, "Ted Wieand." The 1959 Junior World Series remains one of the most interesting of Minor League post-season history with Fidel Castro having assumed power in the country just a few weeks prior. Well preserved with little to no evident wear. Includes letter of provenance from Ted Wieand: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 394 Assorted baseball equipment from the Wieand collection c.1950s-1960s includes 1957 Cardinals hat (9 pieces). Interesting grouping of professional quality/model material to include St. Louis Cardinals hat as used in Spring Training of 1957 (includes 1957 Cardinals sketchbook publication in which he is listed along with uniform number 45 which also appears written under brim); Wilson model "A5480-M" plastic insert worn by Wieand as head protection while batting in the Minor Leagues (first of its type we have seen); (3) hats as related to his play in the Minor Leagues including (2) Richmond Virginians and (1) Columbus Cardinals; (2) Wilson Official Pacific Coast League baseballs remaining in original box; and (2) vintage top of the line pro quality unused Rawlings Catchers (model NWCX) and baseman's (Stan Musial model TG12) gloves. Varying degrees of wear with several pieces having moth holes or soiling. Includes letter of provenance from Ted Wieand: Range VG-EX/MT ($400-$600) $1,210.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 395 Unique Puerto Rican League multi-signed baseball with Clemente and Brown. Fascinating assemblage of signatories with most being of either foreign descent or having played at least some portion of their careers in other countries before color/racial barriers were broken. Wilson "Official League" baseball has been signed by Roberto Clemente, Willard Brown, Tite (Luis) Arroyo, Al McBean, Elmo Plaskett, Leon Wagner, Orlando Cepeda, and (1) other which can not be identified. Ink signatures rate strong 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays moderate toning which is slightly more pronounced at spots. Usage wear is evident, with only the Arroyo signature being substantively affected. Research indicates that all identified signers at one time played organized baseball in Cuba however it was with tremendous foresight that a baseball was passed between and only signed among them. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 396 Superb 1979 Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates professional model road jersey. Desirable all black jersey having "Pirates" team name lettered across the front in logo font with player number "8" below. Number also appears on back below "Stargell" nameplate. "Descente" manufacturer's tag on front tail along with wash tag and embroidered "8 46 79" strip tag. This denoted player number, size, and year. Worthy of significant mention is the outline of a "Stargell Star" which has been removed from the upper left chest. Evident usage and wash wear with appropriate puckering to back number. Choice example of a classic jersey from an era of many styles. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($7,500-$10,000) $11,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 396a 1977 Tommy John "Dodgers Pitcher of Year" trophy. Large trophy presented to Tommy John by the Baseball Writers Association following his first (20) win season stands just under (2) feet tall with figural pitcher at top. Engraved placard affixed to base front reads "BBWAA Dodgers Pitcher of Year Tommy John 1977." Includes letter of provenance from Tommy John: NM ($500-750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 397 1960s St. Louis Cardinals lot of (5) pieces. Fine period assortment featuring a pair of high grade team signed baseballs. Includes 1965 team signed Rawlings Official Khoury League baseball with (23) signatures including Musial (over stampings), Schoendienst, Boyer, Flood, Gibson, and Carlton (Rookie year); 1966 Team signed Worth Official League ball with (24) signatures including Brock, Schoendienst, Gibson, Carlton, Flood, and team announcers Harry Caray and Jack Buck; additional Official League ball signed by Brock, Schoendienst, and (3) others; period 1964 World Champions logo drinking glass with facsimile signatures; and 1965 photo pennant (folds/creases throughout). With exception of the pennant (GD-VG) all pieces display only light expected wear with limited toning. Ink signatures rate 7 to 9 out of 10 with most falling in strong 8 to 9 range. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs): Range EX/MT-NM, Pennant GD-VG ($500-$1,000) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 398 Lou Brock autographed professional model baseball bat c.1979. Louisville Slugger 125 baseball bat has "Louis Brock" facsimile signature and model number "M110" stamped into the barrel end. Measures 34.75" long and weighs 29.4oz. Light to moderate evident usage wear inclusive a several ball transfer marks and (3) rings of tape applied to handle to aid in grip. A large section of the reverse barrel is missing. Vintage player number "20" marker notation appears on both ends. Signed in blue marker, "Lou Brock" rating 7/8 out of 10. Visually appealing example from Brock's final season during which he collected his 3,000th hit. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat): EX (With note to barrel damage) ($300-$500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 399 Exceptional 1968 National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals team signed baseball. Pure white Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (25) including Carlton, Cepeda, Schoendienst, Brock, Gibson, McCarver, and Maris. Ink signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball retains bold League stampings. One of the finest condition vintage team balls we have ever encountered. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall NM-NM/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 400 Willie Mays autographed professional model baseball bat c.1961-1964. Louisville Slugger 125 baseball bat measures 35" long and weighs 34oz. "Mays" is block lettered into barrel end and model number "S2" appears stamped in the knob. Knob also displays a highly desirable period "24" marker notation. Evident usage wear throughout with grain swelling to both sides of the barrel and ball/ball transfer marks. Handle has large "H" shaped crack. Signed in blue marker, "Willie Mays" rating 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and LOAs from Hunt Auctions, PSA/DNA (graded GU 7.5), and MEARS (Graded A6.5): EX ($4,000-$6,000) $2,970.00
 
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