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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 401 Roger Maris signed c.1960-1961 illustration artwork. Well rendered art collage featuring a bust of Roger Maris at center with various scenes around perimeter addressing his addition to the Yankees and their loss of Hank Bauer with regard to a forthcoming Red Sox series. Signed in blue ink, "Roger Maris" rating 7/8 out of 10 and by the artist "BROB" in lower left. 10"x15" On artist paper stock with a hint of light consistent toning: Overall EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $399.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 402 Gaylord Perry Cleveland Indians professional model home jersey c.1973-1974. After coming over from the San Francisco Giants in what would ultimately prove a horribly one sided trade, Gaylord Perry earned his first Cy Young Award in 1972 and cemented his spot as anchor of the Indians rotation. In the three and half seasons he spent with the team Perry accounted for 39% of their wins with 24 in 1972, 19 in 73, and another 21 in 1974. Uncommon style dating to 1973-1974 specifically having "Indians" team name lettered across the front in specialized font and batting Indian logo patch on sleeve. Back has player number "36" below the name "Perry." Manufacturer's tag from Wilson appears on the collar with size "48." Light evident usage and wash wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 403 Outstanding Carl Yastrzemski autographed professional model baseball bat c.1965-1968. Louisville Slugger 125 baseball bat with "Carl Yastrzemski" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end and model number "W215" stamped in the knob measures 35" long and weighs 31.8 oz. Uniform number "8" has been written on the knob in vintage black marker. Evident usage wear inclusive of ball transfer and stich marks along with appropriate grain swelling. Signed in marker, "Carl Yastrzemski 18 Time A.S., TC-MVP 1967, R.S. 1961-83" rating 9 out of 10. Centerbrand dating places this in one of the most productive periods of his career which saw several Gold Glove awards, All Star Game appearances, and the fabled season of 1967 in which he won the Triple Crown and was named Most Valuable Player. One of the most visually appealing examples we have handled. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, additional COA from Yaz's representative, and has PSA/DNA label (number obscured) affixed to end: EX, Sig. NM ($2,000-$3,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 404 Willie Mays professional model baseball bat c.1965-1968. Louisville Slugger 125 baseball bat has "Mays" block lettered into barrel end and model number "S2" stamped in the knob which also bears period "24 giants" marker notation. Measures 35" long and weighs 33.8oz. Light evident usage wear throughout with a pair of severe cracks (one each in handle and barrel), which were secured (partially) at one point with glue. The bat has surface discoloration running nearly the entire length with what appears to be some pine tar remnant below near handle. Small chip at the end. Condition issues aside, this remains a desirable professional model displaying a label period which includes his 1965 MVP Award winning campaign. One of very few which we have handled that bear a coveted period handwritten identifier on knob. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG-EX ($3,000-$4,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 405 1942 New York Yankees American League Champions commemorative black bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat featuring gold impressed block letter and facsimile signature names of team members including DiMaggio, McCarthy, Gordon, Rizzuto, Dickey, Gomez, and Ruffing. Mostly minor scattered surface wear/scratching. One of the better condition examples we have handled: EX/MT ($500-$750) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 406 Lot of (31) New York Yankees Spring Training photographs printed c.1940s-1950s. Uncommonly strong imagery throughout with shots appearing to have been taken over the course of several different seasons. Subjects include Lou Gehrig (3 individual and one with McCarthy and Ruppert), Combs, Sewell, Ruffing, Dickey, Gordon, McCarthy, and others. Majority have either a stamped or handwritten number on back and most have handwritten player identifier: Overall EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 407 Joe DiMaggio single signed W.Harridge baseball. Reach W.Harridge OAL baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Joe DiMaggio." Blue ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Ball displays a near white coloration with well defined stampings (very minor scattered spots of fading) including "US" Naval stamp. Minute run of handwritten numbers near stampings not visible when displayed. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 408 1959 Milwaukee Braves team signed baseball. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (31) including Aaron, Mathews, Haney, Spahn, Slaughter, Herman, and Schoendienst. Ink signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays moderate even toning, has period coat of shellac applied, and small handwritten year/team identifier. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX-EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 409 1964 Earl Battey Minnesota Twins professional model home jersey with display pants. Pinstriped flannel jersey with "Twins" team name lettered across the front in logo font has professionally restored player number "10" on back. Left sleeve has the popular Twin Cities patch (replacement which is original to the period). "Wilson" manufacturer's tag appears on the left front tail with the size, "46." Embroidered strip tag below reads "1964-1-46" denoting year, set number, and size respectively. Additional strip tag in collar is embroidered with the name, "Battey." Includes pair of flannel pants with similar pinstripe pattern for display. In the waistband is a "Wilson" manufacturer's tag with size "36" and "1966-26" embroidered strip tag. Well preserved with evident usage and wash wear. Jersey has small area of discoloration on front. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: Overall EX ($1,000-$2,000) $594.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 410 1959 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (25) including Mantle and Berra with desirable sweetspot positioning, Stengel, Howard, Slaughter, Ford, Larsen, Maas, Kubek, and others. Ink signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays moderate even toning with slightly faded League stampings. Seldom encountered example having no clubhouse signatures. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 411 Exceptional 1951 World Series Champion New York Yankees team signed baseball. Choice example of one of the defining pieces within the genre marking Mantle's first season, DiMaggio's last, and the middle of the Yankees unprecedented (5) year reign as Champions of baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (24) including DiMaggio, Mantle, Berra, Rizzuto, Mize, Raschi, Lopat, Woodling, Coleman, Jensen, McDougald, Collins, Reynolds, Brown, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays a pleasing even cream coloration with fading to League stampings and (2) isolated areas which have a touch of scuffing to upper leather surface. "30" Identifier handwritten in the period in customary positioning likely denotes that ball originates from Ed Lopat who wore the number that year. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM/MT ($7,500-$12,500) $6,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 412 Kansas City Athletics nodder c.1960s. Original round green base nodder remains in fine overall condition with no chips/cracks and just a touch of surface toning. There are a few scattered areas of paint/color transfer, primarily on shoulders. 1962 Patent date on underside of base: EX/MT-NM ($150-$300) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 413 Kansas City Athletics mini-nodder c.1960s. Original round white base nodder with several scattered minor imperfections and a hint of surface discoloration: EX-EX/MT ($150-$300) $99.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 414 Vintage Sandy Koufax single signed baseball c.1960s. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "Best Wishes, Sandy Koufax." Ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball displays light to moderate even toning with a hint of scattered surface abrasion. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter from original recipient which relates that the ball was obtained on the day of Koufax's 1964 No-Hitter in Philadelphia(along with additional ball which has been signed by Koufax - extremely faded rating 0/1 out of 10) which details obtaining of secondary ball: Ball EX, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 415 1952 American League All-Star Team signed baseball. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (27) including Mantle, Paige, Stengel, Rizzuto, Doby, Berra, Lemon, and Fox. Ink and fountain pen signatures rate 6/7 to 9 out of 10 (avg. 8). Ball displays even toning and has period coat of shellac applied along with vintage identifier which has been taped over the League stampings. Ideal positioning of Paige and Mantle, who were both making their All-Star Game debut, offers fine display qualities. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. EX-NM ($750-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 416 Desirable Willard Mullin original color tinted "Bum" artwork. Scarce full color rendering of Mullins' beloved "Bum" who long served as the unofficial mascot of baseball within the Boroughs of New York. Signed "Willard Mullin" twice within the lower border with one signature dated "1976" and the other at close of a personalized inscription. The Bum is depicted in boxing gloves reminiscing about Max Baer and Jim Braddock with the two boxers pictured at upper right. In very fine overall condition with light wear to frame (outer dimensions 16"x20.75"). Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 417 Very strong Hall of Famers and stars autographed baseball c.1960s. Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed by (19) including Foxx, Dean, Gehringer, Medwick, McKechnie, Dickey, Mize, Roush, Wynn, Bartell, Feller, Hartnett, P.Waner, B.Walters, Lombardi, Grove, Frisch, Herman, and P.Martin. Blue ink signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays a light even cream coloration with a touch of fading to League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 418 Very fine 1940 American League All-Star Team signed baseball. Exceptionally well preserved Reach W.Harridge OAL baseball has been signed by (21) including Williams, DiMaggio, Cronin, Gordon, Keltner, Dickey, Ruffing, Appling, and Feller. Period ink signatures rate 8 to 9/10 out of 10 with a hint of smudge affecting (2) mentioned for the sake of accuracy. Ball is slightly off white with vibrant League stampings and a pair of incidental rust colored spots (mentioned only for the sake of accuracy). One of the strongest condition team signed balls of the era which we have handled. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 419 1958 Randy Jackson/Don Demeter Los Angeles Dodgers professional model jersey and pants (First year in LA). Highly desirable ensemble as related to the team's first year out west. Cream colored flannel jersey has "Dodgers" team name across the front in scripted logo font with player number "2" below. Number also appears on the back. Proper "Rawlings" tag on left front tail with adjacent size "42" tag. Year "58" is chain stitched below. Dry clean tag appears inside with "Set 1 1958" flag tag. Above embroidered year are vestiges of the name "Jackson" which had been stitched in and then removed. This was likely done in the period by the team as Jackson began the year wearing number "2" and was traded in August. Don Demeter then assumed use of the number. Includes pants similarly tagged for the 1958 season with additional "Demeter 29 ins" strip tag. Evident usage and wash wear throughout with some scattered spotting. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $2,057.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 420 AMENDED DESCRIPTION: Very fine 1951 Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers professional model home jersey. Cream colored flannel jersey has "Dodgers" team name lettered across the front in classic stylized script font. Player number "1" appears on back in matching blue felt. In the collar is a "Rawlings" manufacturer's tag with "Dry Clean Only" and size "42" tags below. The front tail has been chain stich embroidered, "Reese Harold 51" denoting player and year. Reese has signed the jersey directly above in faded blue marker rating 5/6 out of 10. Left sleeve has highly desirable original 1951 National League Anniversary patch affixed. Evident usage and wash wear throughout with a hint of mild consistent toning. Reese was a beloved member of the fabled Dodgers teams of the era which were a potent force in the National League, almost always finishing at or near the top of the standings. Despite sacrificing (3) years of his prime to service in the Armed Forces he put together a 16 year career during which he played in (10) All-Star games, was a part of (2) World Series Championship teams, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984; the same year that his jersey number "1" was retired. Reese is also fondly remembered as one of the most vocal and ardent supporters of Jackie Robinson during some of his hardest times breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Classic and highly desirable flannel from one of the most noted players on one of the most storied teams of the era and one of only (2) home examples which we have brought to auction in 20 years. **NOTE: Uniform numeral "1" on the reverse is a replacement of the original and the 1951 arm patch is an authentic period example but not original to the shirt. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey) and auction LOA from JSA (autograph): EX ($20,000-$30,000) $26,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 421 Rare Yogi Berra P.F. Flyers die-cut cardboard advertising display c.1950s. Desirable original sign produced as part of the "How To" series intended for use in counter top display. Very well preserved with touch of loss to upper most points on the "Hood" arrow at upper left and other light scattered wear at edges/corners throughout. Measures approximately 12"x17" at extremes. One of (2) such examples we have sold in nearly 20 years: EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $1,253.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 422 Exceedingly rare Ted Williams P.F. Flyers die-cut cardboard advertising display c.1950s. Desirable original sign produced as part of the "How To" series intended for use in counter top display. Exceptionally well preserved with only notable wear being to upper most points on the "Hood" arrow at upper right. Measures approximately 12.75"x17.5" at extremes. Highly visual period display piece and one of only a handful from this series we have encountered, this being the first Williams we have sold: Strong EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $2,661.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 423 Rare Duke Snider P.F. Flyers die-cut cardboard advertising display c.1950s. Desirable original sign produced as part of the "How To" series intended for use in counter top display. Exceptionally well preserved with only notable wear being to upper most points on the "Hood" arrow at upper right which has minute tear mentioned for the sake of accuracy. Hint of age toning to edge of baseball below. Measures approximately 12.75"x17.5" at extremes. One of (2) such examples we have sold in nearly 20 years with this being, by far, the stronger condition wise: Strong EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 424 Hank Greenberg single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Hank Greenberg." Blue marker signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball displays moderate even toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $1,099.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 425 Hank Greenberg coaching era professional model baseball bat c.1950s. Louisville Slugger 125 baseball bat with "Hank Greenberg" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 34.75" long and weighs 36oz. Model "G79" stamped in the knob. Heavy usage wear evident throughout with some grain separation to the hitting surface and moderate discoloration. Ideal example for display with career era Greenberg bats being exceedingly rare and valued at several multiples. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 426 1948 New York Giants professional model road jersey. Gray flannel jersey has "New York" team name lettered across the front in logo font and player number "35" on back. In the collar is a "MacGregor Goldsmith" manufacturer's tag with the size "44." Below is an embroidered strip tag reading "Olsen 35." Additional tag on inside front tail denotes set number and year, "1 48." Well preserved overall with light to moderate evident wear. Fine all original example for display (Note: no player by the last of Olsen was with the team in 1948). Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 427 1956 Gail Harris New York Giants professional model road jersey. Gray flannel jersey has "New York" team name lettered across the front in logo font and player number "15" on back. "Tim McAuliffe" manufacturer's tag appears on the front tail with "44 3 in 56" chain stitched below (denoting size, custom hem, and year). In the collar is a "Harris" embroidered strip tag. Light evident usage wear throughout remaining well preserved overall. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and SCD Authentic (A10): EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 428 1946 Clyde Kluttz New York Giants professional model home jersey. Cream colored zipper front flannel jersey has "Giants" team name lettered across the front in logo font. Player number "45" appears on the back, appearing to have been a team executed replacement done in the period (faint vestiges of a "9" below). "MacGregor Goldsmith" manufacturer's tag in the collar with size "42." Below is an embroidered strip tag reading "Kluttz 9." Additional strip tag on inside front tail denoting the set number and year, "1 46." Evident usage and wash wear throughout with mild toning and fading. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 429 Very rare 1948 Bill Lobe Cleveland Indians World Series Championship ring. After lingering in third place for the better part of the second half of the 1948 season the Cleveland Indians finished with a string of nearly (20) consecutive wins and beat Boston in a one game playoff to take home the American League Championship. Amongst their ranks were an impressive (6) future Hall of Famers lead by player/Manager Lou Boudreau, Larry Doby in his second year, Joe Gordon at second base, and a pitching staff anchored by Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, and Satchel Paige. The Indians won the second World Series Championship in Franchise history, and their last to date, in (6) games over the Boston Braves. Uniquely designed ring was presented to pitching Coach Bill Lobe. Features a jet black onyx background with a 30pt diamond set just high of center, with 2 small chips at sides. Lettered below is "World Champions, Cleveland Indians 1948." Interior band is marked "Balfour 10K" and engraved "Bill Lobe." Exhibits very light wear; size 11. Includes vintage 11"x14" sepia toned photograph of Lobe some years later with Bob Feller whom he was known to have been very close with. Rarely offered with this being one of the less than (5) we have seen at auction in 20 years: NM ($10,000-$15,000) $8,985.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 430 Exceptional Ted Williams autographed early 1950s professional model baseball bat as presented to Mickey Vernon. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat retaining bold impressed "Ted Williams" facsimile signature in the barrel end and "W166" model number in knob. Measures 35" long and weighs 33oz. Ordering records indicating that bats of this specification were made for and shipped to Williams in the early 1950s. Very fine evident usage wear with impressed ball and stitch markings, several faint rack marks, and cleat marks at barrel end which has a hint of minor grain swelling. Handle has a moderate coat of period pine tar applied. In addition, the handle has been scored to aid in grip. Bold "9" as executed at time of use appears on the knob. Signed on the barrel "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Although Hunt Auctions has previously been afforded the privilege on prior occasion to have offered the personal collection of Mickey Vernon this particular bat was retained as one of his prized possessions throughout his life. One of the finest examples we have offered with regard to provenance, player specific usage characteristics, and overall eye appeal. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph), LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat), and letter of provenance from the Vernon family: EX ($20,000-$30,000) $30,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 431 Lot of (2) Ted Williams vintage photographs c.1940s. Exceptional pair of period sepia toned images including 3.25"x4.5" shot of Ted in follow through taken from low vantage and 6.5"x8.5" of him at bat with pitcher having thrown a ball which is visible in mid-air. Of the hundreds of original photographs saved by Williams these represent (2) of most timeless and were used to illustrate many of the advertisements related to the sale of his personal collection and the front and back covers of the catalog (both a regular copy and extremely limited leather bound edition are included). Mild toning and light wear to photos which both have mounting residue on verso. Larger has strip of tape applied at each edge. Includes letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: VG-VG/EX ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 432 Ted Williams single signed baseball with related display piece. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Ted Williams." Blue ink signature rates 8/9 out of 10, ball displays minor scattered toning and has small circular indent near League stampings. Includes small 3.5"x4.5" framed newspaper clipping of a Dennis the Menace cartoon which is captioned, "I'm givin' this to Joey. It's a baseball autographed by me and some guy named Ted Williams." Charming pair for display with note to obvious sentiment Williams enjoyed having retained and framed the clipping. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: Ball EX/MT, Sig. NM-MT, Clipping EX ($300-$500) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 433 Ted Williams single signed baseball with "406" inscription. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Ted Williams" with desirable ".406" inscription below. Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Minute surface abrasion to ball mentioned for the sake of accuracy. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 434 Ted Williams' personal baseball themed chess set. High quality set produced by Danbury Mint in limited numbers, includes hand painted pieces with one representing Williams himself. Other notables include Ruth, Gehrig, Cobb, Aaron, Mays, and Robinson. Very fine overall condition appearing never to have been used with all pieces present in the storage area which is below playing surface. Measures 17.5" square. Includes letter of provenance from Claudia Williams and accompanying set of trading card sized cards: NM-MT ($500-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 435 Ted Williams autographed Boston Red Sox jersey. Cream colored Boston Red Sox jersey with team name lettered across the front has 1939 Centennial patch on sleeve. The number "9" appears on back. Signed on the front, "Ted Williams" in marker rating 8 out of 10. Proper Mitchell & Ness tagging in collar and front tail (size L). Includes letter of provenance from Claudia Williams and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,318.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 436 Ted Williams autographed large format print. Appealing 30"x30" art print has been signed across the front, "Ted Williams." Blue marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. The first of this particular piece which we have encountered and likely a sample sent to Williams for review as it is printed in (2) sections which have been mounted to backing (slight print imperfection visible at some points on seam). Framed for display to overall size of 36"x38". Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: Print EX/MT, Sig. NM-MT ($500-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 437 Ted Williams autographed 1992 American League season pass. Heavy paper stock "Annual Pass to All Parks" with "Theodore S. Williams & Party" printed on. Fittingly, Williams was assigned pass number "9." Signed on both front and back in blue ink, "Ted Williams" rating 9 out of 10. Includes letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: NM/MT ($200-$300) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 438 President George Bush, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, John Sununu, and Fay Vincent signed baseball. Rawlings 1991 Official All-Star Game ball signed by the five aforementioned individuals while attending the 1991 All-Star game in Toronto after a White House ceremony honoring Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. Signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10 (minute smudge to Bush). Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 439 George Bush, Ted Williams, and Joe DiMaggio autographed Presidential Citation Ceremony photograph. 16"x20" Color photograph based on the original which was taken on July 9, 1991. Bush, an ardent sports fan, invited the Legendary Hall of Famers to the White House on the 50th Anniversary of the storied 1941 season in which DiMaggio hit in (56) consecutive games and Williams hit for a .406 average. Each was honored with a Presidential Citation for both their on field accomplishments and subsequent Military service. Signed on the front, "George Bush", "Ted Williams", and "Joe DiMaggio" in silver paint pen rating 8/9 out of 10. One of a very limited number which were signed specifically at the request of Williams and the first time any have been made available publicly. Includes letter of provenance from Claudia Williams and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 440 George Bush, Ted Williams, and Joe DiMaggio autographed Presidential Citation Ceremony photograph. 16"x20" Color photograph based on the original which was taken on July 9, 1991. Bush, an ardent sports fan, invited the Legendary Hall of Famers to the White House on the 50th Anniversary of the storied 1941 season in which DiMaggio hit in (56) consecutive games and Williams hit for a .406 average. Each was honored with a Presidential Citation for both their on field accomplishments and subsequent Military service. Signed on the front, "George Bush", "Ted Williams", and "Joe DiMaggio" in silver paint pen rating 8/9 out of 10. One of a very limited number which were signed specifically at the request of Williams and the first time any have been made available publicly. Includes letter of provenance from Claudia Williams and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 441 George Bush, Ted Williams, and Joe DiMaggio autographed Presidential Citation Ceremony photograph. 16"x20" Color photograph based on the original which was taken on July 9, 1991. Bush, an ardent sports fan, invited the Legendary Hall of Famers to the White House on the 50th Anniversary of the storied 1941 season in which DiMaggio hit in (56) consecutive games and Williams hit for a .406 average. Each was honored with a Presidential Citation for both their on field accomplishments and subsequent Military service. Signed on the front, "George Bush", "Ted Williams", and "Joe DiMaggio" in silver paint pen rating 8/9 out of 10. One of a very limited number which were signed specifically at the request of Williams and the first time any have been made available publicly. Includes letter of provenance from Claudia Williams and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $739.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 442 George Bush, Ted Williams, and Joe DiMaggio autographed Presidential Citation Ceremony photograph. 16"x20" Color photograph based on the original which was taken on July 9, 1991. Bush, an ardent sports fan, invited the Legendary Hall of Famers to the White House on the 50th Anniversary of the storied 1941 season in which DiMaggio hit in (56) consecutive games and Williams hit for a .406 average. Each was honored with a Presidential Citation for both their on field accomplishments and subsequent Military service. Signed on the front, "George Bush", "Ted Williams", and "Joe DiMaggio" in silver paint pen rating 8/9 out of 10. One of a very limited number which were signed specifically at the request of Williams and the first time any have been made available publicly. Includes letter of provenance from Claudia Williams and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 443 George Bush, Ted Williams, and Joe DiMaggio autographed Presidential Citation Ceremony photograph. 16"x20" Color photograph based on the original which was taken on July 9, 1991. Bush, an ardent sports fan, invited the Legendary Hall of Famers to the White House on the 50th Anniversary of the storied 1941 season in which DiMaggio hit in (56) consecutive games and Williams hit for a .406 average. Each was honored with a Presidential Citation for both their on field accomplishments and subsequent Military service. Signed on the front, "George Bush", "Ted Williams", and "Joe DiMaggio" in silver paint pen rating 8/9 out of 10. One of a very limited number which were signed specifically at the request of Williams and the first time any have been made available publicly. Includes letter of provenance from Claudia Williams and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 444 Lot of (10) Ted Williams autographed personal checks. Collection of personal checks dating from the mid to late 1980s, each having "Theodore S. Williams" printed at the top margin and all beautifully signed in desirable full name format. Ink signatures range from 8 to 10 out of 10. (4) Have been slightly affected by bank cancellation marks to a very limited degree. Excellent display qualities with varying degrees of mostly minor wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA and (10) individual letters of provenance from Claudia Williams: Range VG/EX-NM/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $2,064.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 445 Ted Williams autographed first at bat photograph. Black and white image of Williams based on the original taken on April 14, 1939 during his first at bat with the Boston Red Sox. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10. 16"x20" Photograph framed to 20.25"x24.25" overall with descriptive paper placard set in mat (no glass in frame). Includes auction LOA from JSA, letter of provenance from Claudia Williams, and has Green Diamond authentication hologram affixed: NM ($400-$600) $353.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 446 Ted Williams autographed baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 baseball bat has "Ted Williams" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end and model number "W215" stamped in the knob. Signed in blue marker, "Bush Cheney 2000, Ted Williams" rating 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: NM-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 447 500 Home Run Club autographed baseball. Rawlings B.Giamatti Official National League baseball signed by (11) including Williams, Mantle, Mathews, Robinson, Banks, Aaron, Mays, McCovey, Schmidt, Jackson, and Killebrew. Signatures rate 8 to 10 out of 10. Ball displays very minor toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: Ball: EX/MT, Signatures: Range NM-NM/MT ($750-$1,250) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 448 Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle autographed baseball with related photograph signed by Williams. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball signed in ink, "Mickey Mantle" and "Ted Williams." Signatures rate 9/10 out of 10. Ball displays minor scattered toning. Includes 8"x10" black and white photo of Williams and Mantle, signed by Williams in gold paint pen rating 9/10 out of 10 (limited edition numbered 311/1000). Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: Ball: EX/MT-NM, Signatures: NM-MT, Photo: NM ($750-$1,250) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 449 Ted Williams autographed limited edition "Legend of The Kid" commemorative baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat done in black finish has been gold foil stamped in the barrel "Legend of The Kid, Triple Crown '42 & '47, MVP '46 & '49 - .406 '41, Lifetime BA .344 & 521 HR." Limited edition numbered below 518 of 1000. Signed in gold paint pen rating 8/9 out of 10. One of a very limited number from the edition which have been publicly released. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 450 Ted Williams autographed limited edition "Legend of The Kid" commemorative baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat done in black finish has been gold foil stamped in the barrel "Legend of The Kid, Triple Crown '42 & '47, MVP '46 & '49 - .406 '41, Lifetime BA .344 & 521 HR." Limited edition numbered below 507 of 1000. Signed in gold paint pen rating 8/9 out of 10. One of a very limited number from the edition which have been publicly released. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: NM ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 451 500 Home Run Club autographed poster. Color 27"x29" commemorative poster depicting (11) 500 Home Run Club Members, each having signed their respective image in blue sharpie with applicable home run totals. Players include Williams, Aaron, Schmidt, Killebrew, Jackson, Robinson, Mathews, Banks, McCovey, Mays, and Murray. Signatures and inscriptions rate 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: NM-MT ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 452 Ted Williams autographed limited edition "Legend of The Kid" commemorative baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat done in black finish has been gold foil stamped in the barrel "Legend of The Kid, Triple Crown '42 & '47, MVP '46 & '49 - .406 '41, Lifetime BA .344 & 521 HR." Limited edition numbered below 517 of 1000. Signed in gold paint pen rating 8/9 out of 10. One of a very limited number from the edition which have been publicly released. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: NM ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 453 Lot of (50) 1990 Ted Williams autographed Hall of Fame commemorative pieces. Titled "The Legends of Baseball" commemorative piece containing a pure silver proof coin each picturing Ted Williams portrait image. Cardboard exterior displays a color photo of Williams in Red Sox uniform, which has been signed across the front in black sharpie. Signatures range from 9 to 10 out of 10 each. A few of the coins have some very minor toning from oxidation mentioned for accuracy only. Includes auction LOA from JSA and (50) individual letters of provenance from Claudia Williams: NM ($2,500-$5,000) $1,997.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 454 Ted Williams autographed baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "Ted Williams" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end and model number "W215" stamped in knob. Signed in blue marker, "Ted Williams" rating 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 455 Ted Williams autographed limited edition giclee. Large format 34"x46" print on canvas commemorating Williams' Triple Crown and .406 hitting seasons. Signed in blue marker, "Ted Williams" with "42 47 T.C." inscription. Blue marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Hand numbered from an extremely limited "Deluxe" edition of (9) pieces. Also signed by the artist Steve Parson. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: NM ($750-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 456 Lot of (25) 1990 Ted Williams autographed Hall of Fame commemorative pieces. Titled "The Legends of Baseball" commemorative piece containing a pure silver proof coin each picturing Ted Williams portrait image. Cardboard exterior displays a color photo of Williams in Red Sox uniform, which has been signed across the front in black sharpie. Signatures range from 9 to 10 out of 10 each. A few of the coins have some very minor toning from oxidation mentioned for accuracy only. Includes auction LOA from JSA and (25) individual letters of provenance from Claudia Williams: NM ($1,250-$2,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 457 1999 Ted Williams autographed "A Piece of History 500 Club" baseball card. Scarce autographed Upper Deck baseball card signed on the front in blue marker rating 10 out of 10. Sent to Ted Williams/the Williams family as a sample and is not numbered (those released to the public were hand numbered out of 9). Includes letter of provenance from Claudia Williams and auction LOA from JSA: MT ($2,000-$4,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 458 1999 Ted Williams autographed "Century Epic Signatures" baseball card. Scarce autographed Upper Deck baseball card, hand numbered "100/100." Signature rates 10 out of 10 across the front in blue sharpie (runs very slightly off the right edge). Includes letter of provenance from Claudia Williams and auction LOA from JSA: MT ($1,000-$2,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 459 1945 George Weiss letter to Joe DiMaggio regarding re-entry into baseball following World War II. Type written letter on Yankees stationery noting the end of hostilities and the preparations for returning players to rejoin the team. Signed "George Weiss" in black fountain pen rating 8 out of 10. Includes original mailing envelope addressed to DiMaggio and related player questionnaire/envelope. Originally offered as part of the DiMaggio Estate and will include letter of provenance from his granddaughters and auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($300-$500) $198.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 460 1951 Joe DiMaggio presentational trophy plaque with photographic provenance. Shield shaped mahogany plaque has incised brass placard affixed inscribed to DiMaggio from the "Diamond Social Club & Citizens of Vineland, NJ" in "recognition of his outstanding and sterling qualities of character...". Measures 15" tall with light surface wear largely confined to one area. Includes original 1951 press photograph from DiMaggio's personal collection of him receiving the award. Paper caption on back notes that it was presented at Shibe Park. Originally offered as part of the DiMaggio Estate and will include letter of provenance from his granddaughters: EX-MT ($750-$1,250) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 461 1994 Joe DiMaggio Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular "Lifetime Achievement Award." Cast figural award presented to DiMaggio in 1994 for his Lifetime Achievement in sports. Stands 14" tall atop its original marble base with an inscribed brass placard on the front. Originally offered as part of the DiMaggio Estate and will include letter of provenance from his granddaughters: EX-MT ($500-$1,000) $297.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 462 1958 Joe DiMaggio figural presentational trophy. Large 18" tall figural trophy with a brass columnar center support has a batter at top. Brown plastic base has an applied brass placard on the front inscribed, "To Joe DiMaggio Outstanding Little League Father 1958 Lake Success, NY". Remains in fine original condition with a hint of light surface wear. Originally offered as part of the DiMaggio Estate and will include letter of provenance from his granddaughters: EX-MT ($750-$1,250) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 463 1941 Joe DiMaggio presentational trophy plaque. Impressive shield shaped mahogany plaque measures 19" tall with an affixed silverplated placard on the front inscribed to DiMaggio. Given to DiMaggio in honor of his amazing 1941 season and lifetime baseball accomplishments by Jimmy DeMonte and the baseball fans of Hartford, CT "as a token of our recognition of your contribution to the sport of baseball." Retains its original International Silver Co. metal label on the reverse. The silverplated plaque is formed with a raised center having some indentations. The silverplating itself has some typical light surface flaking. Originally offered as part of the DiMaggio Estate and will include letter of provenance from his granddaughters: EX ($750-$1,250) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 464 Fine 1970 Joe DiMaggio golf award plaque. Exceptional quality cast brass plaque mounted on a mahogany backing measures 13"x15" overall. The plaque was presented to DiMaggio as the Guest of Honor at Ventura's First Invitational Golf Tournament in Utica, NY. Very detailed plaque is inscribed "To the Yankee Clipper Greatest Living Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio" at the top. Originally offered as part of the DiMaggio Estate and will include letter of provenance from his granddaughters: EX-MT ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 465 1970 Joe DiMaggio Old Timers Day award plaque. Attractive mahogany plaque featuring applied silver placard picturing DiMaggio. Presented to Joe by the New York Mets at the 1970 Old Timers Day game played on July 11th at Shea Stadium. 14"x17" overall. The plaque includes its original New York Mets blue cloth case with embroidered Mets patch and "Joe DiMaggio" label. Originally offered as part of the DiMaggio Estate and will include letter of provenance from his granddaughters: EX-MT ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 466 Joe DiMaggio Mount Kenya Safari Club membership plaque c.1960s. Framed display plaque features a three dimensional brass figural elephant along with a brass logo placard for the famed safari club. Brass placard attached to the black wooden frame lists Joe DiMaggio as a member of the club which was, and continues to be, a popular destination for vacationing celebrities. 14"x15". Originally offered as part of the DiMaggio Estate and will include letter of provenance from his granddaughters: EX ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 467 1959 Joe DiMaggio trophy plaque. Vintage wooden shield shaped plaque presented to DiMaggio at the dedication of Fort McPherson Baseball Park for the U.S. Third Army on July 10, 1959. Plaque measures 13" tall with applied brass placard inscribed on the front to DiMaggio positioned above a baseball shaped figural. Originally offered as part of the DiMaggio Estate and will include letter of provenance from his granddaughters: EX ($750-$1,250) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 468 1984 Joe DiMaggio Distinguished New Yorker award medal. Presentational medal was given to Joe DiMaggio by the Bowery Savings Bank in celebration of their 150th year in business. The medal features a depiction of the New York City skyline including the Empire State building and Statue of Liberty with raised lettering and date around the border. Framed in a shadowbox style display along with an inscribed brass placard to DiMaggio. Includes 8"x10" color photograph of DiMaggio wearing the award. Originally offered as part of the DiMaggio Estate and will include letter of provenance from his granddaughters: NM ($750-$1,000) $605.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 469 Joe DiMaggio customized leather bag c.1960s. Black kangaroo leather handled bag by Michael Davis Inc. as made for Joe DiMaggio features yellow embroidered "Joe DiMaggio" name on the front and maker Michael Davis on the back. Retains its original tagging with an endorsement by golfer Gary Player. Originally offered as part of the DiMaggio Estate and will include letter of provenance from his granddaughters: EX ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 470 Joe DiMaggio presentational floor radio c.1936. Great vintage RCA Victor standing floor radio presented to Joe DiMaggio after his inaugural season with the New York Yankees. The radio measures 15" deep, 26" wide, and 42" tall remaining in fine overall condition with some general wear to the finish including a few scratches and some veneer chipping. The radio does accept electrical current and the lighting behind the tuning dial is operational although it is likely that new electrical wiring may be required for usage. An applied brass placard is affixed to the top area inscribed, "Oct. 26, 1936 Presented to Joe DiMaggio By His Friends of North Beach". According to period newspaper accounts and personal interviews, the radio became a family fixture in their San Francisco home when Joe DiMaggio was playing in New York for the Yankees. Included is a vintage sepia tone photo of Joe DiMaggio's mother testing the offered radio before the beginning of the 1937 World Series. Museum quality piece dating to Joe DiMaggio's rookie season with the New York Yankees: EX ($5,000-$7,500) $4,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 471 Vintage Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris autographed baseball c.1960s. Highly desirable dual signed baseball dating the height of the Mantle/Maris craze and the era of their fabled home run chase. Cream colored J.Cronin OAL baseball, signed on the sweetspot "Mickey Mantle" with "Roger Maris" in customary side panel position. Signatures rate 7 to 7/8 out of 10. A side panel has been inscribed in unknown hand "To My Good Buddy Raymond." Ball displays an even cream coloration with fading to the League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 472 California Angels professional model hat c.1960s. Desirable halo style hat dating to around the time of the inception of the team. Intact leather band retains "Tim McAuliffe" resellers tag and "KM Pro Cap" and size "7 1/8" stampings. Well preserved with little mentionable wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $221.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 473 Boston Red Sox professional model hat c.1960s. Desirable original hat with intact leather band retaining "Tim McAuliffe" resellers tag and "KM Pro Cap" and size "6 7/8" stampings. Light to moderate evident usage wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX/MT ($200-$400) $99.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 474 Los Angeles Dodgers professional model hat c.1960s. Blue hat with embroidered "LA" logo on front retains a portion of the original white covering to button on top. This white button and particular style of embroidery appear to date to the team's early days on the West Coast. Interior leather band has sewn in "McAuliffe" label next to stamped in "KM Pro Cap" and size "7 3/8." Evident wear throughout inclusive of soiling, degradation to band, and some cracking to interior material of bill. Includes 1958 Dodgers home schedule lighter. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG-EX ($250-$500) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 475 Lot of (2) Washington Senators professional model hats c.1950s-1960s. Includes 1950s blue hat with red embroidered "W" retaining "Tim McAuliffe" tag on interior leather band along with "Raymond David Miller", "KM Pro Cap", and size "7 1/8" stampings. "Garagiola" is written in ink on underside of brim. Later period red hat has "Wilson" tagging on band with size "7 1/4" stamped alongside. Moderate evident usage wear throughout. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-EX/MT ($250-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 476 Carl Yastrzemski professional model baseball bat c.1965-1968. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "Carl Yastrzemski" facsimile signature burned into the barrel and model "W125" stamped in the knob. Measures 34" long and weighs 32.6oz. Highly desirable period "8" notation on knob in appropriately faded black marker along with "32" factory pencil notation. Light to moderate evident wear with several ball transfer marks visible. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,000) $2,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 477 Minnesota Twins professional model hat c.1960s-1970s. Blue hat with classic red/white "TC" logo on front. Retains "Wilson" manufacturer's tag with size "6 7/8" stamped on. Moderate evident usage wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX/MT ($200-$400) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 478 1962 American League All-Star team signed baseball. Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed by (28) mostly rostered AL players including Mantle, Maris, Colavito, Howard, Bunning, B.Robinson (light) and others. Ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10 with approximately (4) lesser. Ball displays even cream coloration with some fading to stampings. Desirable ball featuring authentic Mantle and Maris signatures from the height of their popularity. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX-NM ($750-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 479 Lot of (2) Frank Howard professional model baseball bats along with Washington Senators autographed baseball c.1967. Includes Louisville Slugger (model R43) and Adirondack (model 63A) baseball bats, each having "Howard" block lettered into barrel end. Bats have light to moderate surface wear. The knob end of the bats have been marked in period black marker by original recipient who as a youth wrote his name and bat size as an identifier after receiving the bats from the Washington club employee. Ball is a Wilson brand baseball with "Senators" team name imprinted across sweetspot and "Briggs Hot Dogs" logo on other. Signed by (6) including Manager Gil Hodges, Frank Howard, and Joe Pignatano. Valentine is clubhouse signed. Ball displays light soiling/usage wear, signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs): Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT, NM, Bats EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 480 1962 National League All-Star Game participants signed baseball. Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed by (18) including Clemente, Spahn, Mazeroski, Stengel, Drysdale, Banks, Gibson, Ashburn, Marichal, Callison, and others. Ink signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration and retains slightly faded but well defined League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 481 Babe Ruth, Bing Crosby, and Kate Smith autographed baseball c.1943. Cream colored Reach William Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." Adjacent panels signed "Bing Crosby" and "Kate Smith." Ruth signature rates 8 out of 10, with Smith 7/8 and Crosby slightly faded (5/6). Ball is exceptionally well preserved with even coloration and slightly faded League stampings. Likely signed at a 1943 Washington Senators vs US Navy All-Stars War Bond game which was played at Griffith Stadium in 1943. Ruth and Crosby attended and Kate Smith sang the National Anthem. Very fine condition example with an interesting combination of three of the most notable personalities of their time. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT-NM, Sigs. EX-NM ($7,500-$10,000) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 481a Superb President Dwight D. Eisenhower single signed baseball. Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed just off the sweetspot, "Dwight D. Eisenhower." Blue ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration with the slightest hint of scattered wear mentioned only for the sake of accuracy. League stampings remain well defined. Highly desirable medium with regard to signer and one of the finest condition examples we have encountered. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($5,000-$7,500) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 482 "Hit A Homer" baseball coin operated machine c.1940s. Clean example features colorful painted interior backboard with full stadium scene and positional players. The game is housed in a wooden casing which retains majority of its original green paint, orange baseball graphics, and titling (rare). 16" wide by 22" tall: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 483 Vintage Coca-Cola stadium vendors style cooler c.1940s. Period handheld cooler in classic red with iconic "Drink Coca-Cola In Bottles" raised logo on either side. Lid is held in place with movable bar which secures it to base when carrying and there is a bottle opener on one side as constructed. Scattered moderate wear including some scuffing/surface loss: EX ($250-$500) $826.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 484 Yankee Stadium flat back seat. Original cast iron and wooden seat as removed from Yankee Stadium has desirable flat back configuration. Number "7" stenciled in black on upper slat. Typical surface wear associated with long term outdoor use including scattered rust and some chipping to paint: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 485 Louisville Slugger store display bat rack c.1950's. Top of the line cast iron revolving rack with six removable arms set within platform base retaining majority of their original gold wash surface. Supportive pole and base plate have been refinished. Original plastic advertising sign sits atop. In well preserved condition overall being like new in appearance with note to refinished portions. Substantive and desirable display piece stands approximately 45" tall: EX-MT ($1,000-$2,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 486 Large Spalding silk advertising banner c.1950s. Cream colored silk banner measuring approximately 28"x42" with Spalding logo at top and "Official with America" captioning below. Retains original wooden support rod at top with gold finials, string for hanging affixed to same, and tassels at bottom. Consistent even toning throughout with some wrinkling/light wear: EX ($500-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 487 Rare "Play Baseball" slot machine by Mills Co. c.1930s. Very desirable coin operated mechanical arcade slot machine which rewarded its operator with candy mints as prizes for winning scores. Cast iron and wooden machine remains in outstanding original condition inclusive of baseball decorative gaming wheel images and painted metal game scene facade on the front. All three original marquis signs exhibit crazing and surface wear but are period to the machine which is very rarely seen. Mills Co. decals present nicely on each side panel with some light flaking. Overall condition is very strong with some general use and age wear while remaining in working condition. Currently the machine vends period arcade coins versus rolls of candy mints. 24" tall: EX ($10,000-$15,000) $6,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 488 Rare baseball bat store display rack c.1920s. Desirable A-frame store display bat rack stands 64" tall offering space for a total of (36) bats. Upper slat retains majority of the original "Base Ball Bats" lettering on either side. Wooden frame remains in outstanding condition with light coat of polish applied to bring out the luster of the original finish. One of very few we have encountered which retains all (72) original hooks and is fully free standing. Although this example is not so marked, typically these are of Spalding manufacture and a reproduction advertising marquis appears at top (note that based on mounting holes it is of different style than the original). Wonderful display piece that would enhance any bat collection: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 489 Baseball themed Piedmont fan c.1910s. 7" Diameter baseball decorated fan with wooden braced handle has numerous advertisements for Piedmont Cigarettes printed throughout. Age toning throughout with wear/discoloration at edges and lower portion of handle: VG ($400-$600) $528.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 490 New York Black Yankees pennant c.1940s. Three quarter sized red felt pennant with screened on "N.Y. Black Yankees" titling and game action graphic. Missing very pointed end of tip and displaying minimal other wear. Tastefully matted and framed for display to 14"x36" overall: Apparent EX-EX/MT ($250-$500) $253.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 491 Philadelphia Stars pennant c.1940s. Three quarter sized red felt pennant with screened on "Philadelphia Stars" titling and sliding player/catcher graphic. Very minor wear and the slightest hint of discoloration: EX/MT ($200-$400) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 492 Negro League Hall of Famers and Stars autographed vintage baseball bat. High quality vintage Hanna Batrite baseball bat ("Williams" block lettered in barrel and model stamped "G34" on both ends) has been signed by approximately (40) former Negro League players at an early reunion. Includes Leonard, Stone, Pennington, Radcliffe, Day, Gulley, O'Neil, Biot, Lockett, Irvin, Duckett, Walker, Brewer, Glenn, Fields, and others. Marker signatures rate 6/7 to 8/9 out of 10. Bat has a nice even patina and handle crack which extends to mid barrel. Nice example for display being on a professional quality bat dating the era in which many of these individuals played. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Bat EX, Sigs. EX-NM ($400-$600) $385.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 493 1981 Negro League reunion autographed baseball with (6) Hall of Famers including Paige and Smith. Wilson baseball with special "1981 Negro League Players Reunion" markings has been signed by (26) including Satchel Paige, Hilton Smith, Monte Irvin, Buck Leonard, Judy Johnson, Cool Papa Bell, Dave Barnhill, Gene Benson, Ted Page, Buck O'Neal, and others. Ink and marker signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. One of the best examples we have seen as signed at this event with regard to player selection and condition. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: Overall EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 494 Rare Kansas City Monarchs broadside featuring Satchel Paige c.1940s. Highly desirable period advertising piece with full length image of Paige in uniform reads in part, "Featuring Satchel Paige K.C. Monarchs-will play the Milton Bradley Toymakers." Date is stated as Monday August 25th of unknown year. Moderate consistent toning throughout with several tack holes from mounting, (3) small tears at lower right, and a few light/moderate creases. Tastefully matted and framed to 17.5"x23" overall with 10.5"x16.5" visible area. Substantive period Negro League pieces, especially those featuring so notable a figure as Paige, are particularly scarce with this being one of only a few that we have handled: VG-EX ($1,500-$2,500) $2,530.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 495 New York Black Yankees vs. Indianapolis Clowns advertising broadside c.1940s. Colorful period advertising display promoting a game played at Bowen Field in Bluefield, West Virginia between two of the most notable Negro League teams of the era. Several players are pictured (2 by photo, 3 by illustration) on lower portion including fan favorite entertainers Spec Bebop and King Tut. Visible area measures approximately 13"x22", framed to 25.75"x31.75" overall for display. Light scattered wear/toning and it appears likely that the piece has been professionally cleaned and a very few areas may have a touch of inpainting/restoration. Scarce and highly visual display piece: Apparent EX ($500-$750) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 496 Satchel Paige autographed photograph. 8"x10" Black and white photograph has been signed on the front, "Satchel Paige." Blue marker signature rates 8 out of 10 with a touch of loss to last name mentioned for accuracy. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 497 1959 Kansas City Monarchs vs. Newark Indians advertising broadside. Period display with player pictured advertising game played in Kingston, New York. Severe damage at lower left resulting in some surface loss. Moisture damage affecting areas throughout which (other than lower left) is most noticeable at top left. Framed to 16"x24" overall: GD-VG ($200-$400) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 498 Significant October 2, 1924 Negro League World Series photograph. Striking original black and white image pictures thousands of fans witnessing the historic inaugural game of the 1924 "Colored World Seriesö as titled at the bottom right margin. Both African American and Caucasian fans can be viewed seated and standing amongst each other for the first game played between the powerful Kansas City Monarchs and the Hilldale Daisies. Players are clearly visible on the field in game action which included several notables such as Bullet Rogan, Frank Duncan, Judy Johnson, Louis Santop, and Biz Mackey. Image quality is nothing short of exemplary retaining its original contrast and clarity with titling at bottom right, "First Colored World Series Opening Game Oct. 3, 1924 Philadelphia, PA Batteries for the Kansas City Monarchs, Rogan & Duncanö. 11öx19ö in a period oak frame. First example of this exceedingly scarce and significant original image that we have handled: EX-EX/MT ($7,500-$10,000) $7,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 499 Scarce Rawlings Negro American League Official baseball c.1940s. Red stitched baseball retaining "Rawlings" logo and "Official Negro American League J.B. Martin Pres." stampings. Evident usage wear throughout inclusive of moderate soiling and several contact marks. Stampings remain well defined. During a career in baseball which stretched from 1929 to 1959 Martin served as President of (3) different Negro Leagues and was co-owner of the Memphis Red Sox and Chicago American Giants. Seldom offered and highly sought after example with this being one of a scant few we have handled: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 500 Mickey Cochrane cardboard advertising display c.1929. Large die cut full color period display featuring Cochrane with "A.L. most valuable player 1928" titling below his name and "That toasted flavor sure hits the right spot always" endorsement. Approximately 28.5"x20" at extremes. Displays at the EX-EX/MT level with mild consistent toning having benefited from well executed professional restoration throughout inclusive of surface cleaning, inpainting, back reinforcement, replacement of easel backing, and fabrication/addition of wrist and glove portion: EX-EX/MT display qualities with note to restoration ($750-$1,250) $900.00
 
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