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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 501 Dizzy Dean Grape Nuts cardboard advertising display c.1935. Large die cut full color period store display depicting Dizzy Dean in full pitching follow through. One of the nicer condition examples we have encountered with a touch of wear at edges and moderate scattered surface scuffing. Measures 26"x40", tastefully matted and framed to 36"x50" overall for display: EX ($750-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 502 Babe Ruth Quaker Oats die cut cardboard advertising display sign c.1934. Colorful sign depicting Ruth with various endorsed premiums advertising the Quaker Oats contest. Measures 16"x20" and displays at the EX level having benefited from well executed professional restoration inclusive of surface cleaning, inpainting, back reinforcement, and fabrication/addition of a few small pieces: EX display qualities with note to restoration ($500-$750) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 503 Jim Bottomley cardboard advertising display c.1929. Large die cut full color period display featuring Bottomley with "N.L. most valuable player 1928" titling below his name and "Toasting gives a flavor no other cigarette can equal" endorsement. Approximately 37"x18.5" at extremes. Displays at the EX 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 bat barrel portion: EX display qualities with note to restoration ($750-$1,250) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 504 Babe Ruth figural clock c.1940's. Vintage electric clock features a metal bust of Ruth flanked by two baseball finials bearing career highlights and finished in a bronze plated surface. Hour, minutes, and seconds appear in window at center with a wood base at bottom. Electric cord has been replaced. Central bust has been reaffixed to base with metal plate added for support: EX/MT appearance ($1,500-$2,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 505 Babe Ruth autographed 1934 testimonial certificate related to final game as a Yankee. Uncommon "Babe Ruth Testimonial" souvenir certificate as was inserted into scorecards purchased in Griffith Stadium during the Yankees vs. Senators game played September 30, 1934. It was to be Ruth's final appearance as a player and he was honored with a pre-game ceremony and presentational scroll signed by the fans of Washington. At bottom was the original testimonial signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt off which the souvenir copies were made. Signed at upper left, "To Doc Painter, Sincerely Babe Ruth" in fountain pen rating 8 out of 10. Given Painter's close affiliation with the Yankees and the likelihood that he was traveling with the team that day it remains highly probably that this was indeed signed by Ruth while in uniform for the last time. Moderate wear throughout inclusive of wrinkling, trimming at edges, and small tears at top/bottom of centerfold. Discoloration at edges resulting from prior mounting. One of a very few copies of this certificate we have handled and most certainly the only signed copy we know to exist. Framed for display to 26.5"x46.5" overall with a pair of large format photographs. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Certificate VG, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($5,000-$7,500) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 506 Very fine Babe Ruth autographed large format photograph. Sepia toned 11"x14" photograph printed on high quality stock has been signed in period fountain pen, "Sincerely, Babe Ruth." Signature is ideally positioned on lighter background area and rates 9/10 out of 10. Photograph has been framed for display covering light edge wear and some scattered border tears. Resulting visible area has crease at left side with no other mentionable defects. Newly discovered exemplar being offered for the first time publicly is clearly one of the finest we have handled to date. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Photo displays EX/MT, Sig. NM-MT ($5,000-$7,500) $6,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 507 Fine Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball c.1927. Harwood "National Leagueö baseball remaining in desirable original condition having been signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in black fountain pen. Ruth signatures presides boldy over the sweetspot rating 9 out of 10 with Gehrig occupying a side panel and grading 8 out of 10. The ball itself presents in lightly used to unused condition with some areas of minor surface soiling listing as the only mentionable condition flaws. The ball was originally autographed in 1927 for Ray Thompson who played for the Milwaukee Brewers Minor League team. Subsequent to the Yankees historic World Championship season of 1927 Ruth and Gehrig played a series of barnstorming games one of which took place at MilwaukeeOs Borchert Field. Ray Thompson played on one of the barnstorming teams to oppose Ruth and Gehrig that day at Borchert Field and collected the offered baseball at that time. Truly outstanding condition specimen with very fine original provenance. Includes auction LOA from JSA, letter of provenance from the Thompson family, and modern reproduction 8öx10ö image picturing Ruth and Gehrig at Borchert Field in 1927: Ball: EX-EX/MT, Signatures: NM ($15,000-$25,000) $16,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 508 Fine Babe Ruth single signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball displays a pleasing even cream coloration and retains well defined League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX/MT-NM, Signature: NM ($20,000-$30,000) $18,634.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 509 Fine Babe Ruth single signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." Blue in signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball displays a pleasing even cream coloration with a touch of light scattered wear (mentioned purely for accuracy). Touch of fading to League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: range EX-NM, Signature: NM ($20,000-$30,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 510 July 28, 1943 "Yanklands" vs. "Cloudbusters" War Bond game autographed baseball with Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. Unusual multi-signed baseball originating from one of several War Bond games in with Ruth took part. This effort featured a combined Yankees and Indians team (Yanklands) vs. a Naval All-Star Team (Chapel Hill Cloudbusters). Ruth Managed the Major League squad and made one of his last plate appearances in a Yankees uniform. Reach "Official League" baseball has been signed by (30) who were in attendance that day including Babe Ruth (6/7 out of 10) and Ted Williams (5/6 out of 10 over League stampings) positioned such that both can be visible at the same time along with Bill Dickey, Joe Gordon, Ernie Bonham, Lou Boudreau, Frank Crosetti, and others. Joe McCarthy is clubhouse signed. In addition, some decades later Mickey Mantle was added. Period fountain pen signatures rate 3/4 to 6/7 out of 10. Mantle, in ink, rates 8 out of 10. Ball displays moderate even toning/soiling, has a hint of scattered wear, and bears period game date/location notation. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. VG-EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 511 Early Hall of Famers and Stars autographed baseball c.1934. Red and black stitched Wilson "Official League" baseball has been signed by (25) total players including some of the most notable of the period. Includes Babe Ruth, Mel Ott, Lefty Grove, Chick Hafey, Bill Terry, Burleigh Grimes, Jim Bottomley, Dazzy Vance, Dizzy Dean, Travis Jackson, and others. "1934 All Stars" handwritten in vintage ink, however it is more likely that this began as a Giants team ball which was subsequently added to. Fountain pen signatures rate 5/6 to 8 out of 10 (Ruth being the strongest). Consistent toning with period coat of shellac applied and several scattered areas of loss to surface with string wound center visible below. Approximately (6) signatures are affected by the loss. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG with note to loss, Sigs. VG-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 512 Historic October 5, 1928 Baseball Attributed to Lou Gehrig's World Series Game #2 Home Run. The 1928 World Series featured a rematch of the 1926 contest between the St. Louis Cardinals, who were the class of the National League, and the vaunted New York Yankees coming off of their historic 1927 championship season. Two young men from South Manchester, Connecticut attended the second game of the Series which took place at Yankee Stadium on October 5, 1928. Buddy Kurland and his friend Scotty Stevenson were seated in the right center field area of the bleachers prepared to root their Yankees onto victory against the Cardinals, they certainly could have never expected the good fortune that came upon them on that fall day. Kurland was a partner in "Metter's Smoke Shop" which was located in the Hartford area of South Manchester, CT. The shop was one of areas leading new stands and Kurland, a huge fan of the Yankees and had followed Lou Gehrig dating back to his Minor League playing days on the Hartford team. The Yankees were facing a tall order in Game #2 against the Cardinals ace Grover Cleveland Alexander. Alexander had dominated the Yankees in their previous meeting during the 1926 World Series and the Bombers were anxious to atone for that drudging. They wasted no time in doing so as two men reached base in the first inning bringing Lou Gehrig to the plate. Gehrig did not disappoint the Yankees faithful as he belted a pitch by Ole' Pete into the right center field bleachers for a three run home run. Imagine the anticipation felt by Buddy Kurland as the ball hurtled toward his seating area only to have another fan knock his hat over his eyes and thusly dropped the home run ball that had, for a moment, been in his hands. As reported by legendary radio sportscaster Graham McNamee, "There she goes into the bleachers in center field. Someone is trying to catch it. He's got it. No, he hasn't. It's his error, the first error of the day. It has fallen from his hands and everybody else is trying to find it" During the chaos and scrum of the events Buddy Kurland's friend, Scotty, who was attending his first World Series game had remained fixed within his seat. When Kurland dropped the ball Scotty calmly reached down, picked up the ball, and placed it in his pocket. Shortly afterward Scotty presented the historic souvenir to a surprised and overjoyed Kurland. As recounted in detail within an accompanying period news article from the Hartford, CT newspaper Buddy Kurland spoke extensively to the surrounding crowd that day about his plans to display the ball in the window of Metter's Smoke Shop. Kurland explained that the ball would be dressed with a black velvet liner "because the ball is dead. It will never be played again." According to period newspaper accounts and family history the baseball was in fact displayed at Metter's Smoke Shop on the black velvet Kurland had promised. Offered is the actual treasured baseball obtained by Kurland and Stevenson as hit by Lou Gehrig in the 1928 World Series. The Ban Johnson American League baseball presents with appropriate evident use and moderate age toning inclusive of a pronounced area of impact to one panel. A very light clear coating was applied in the period which has nicely preserved the ball and inscription. Inscribed in period fountain pen across the side panels and sweet spot, "Lou Gehrig Home Run Oct. 5, 1928 World Series 2nd Game Yanks-Cards Ruth on 1st Durst on 2nd Pitcher-Grover Alexander". Included with the baseball is a period cabinet mounted original image of Metter's Smoke Shop picturing two gentleman standing in front including Buddy Kurland. Additionally included is a period newspaper article (attached to a scrapbook page) which was printed in the Herald newspaper back in 1928 fully chronicling the events of Kurland obtaining the ball. Amazingly, within the article is a quote from Lou Gehrig himself as asked about the home run after the game noting his wish to have the ball for his collection (see auction lot introduction page from this catalogue for full quote by Gehrig). The baseball descended directly within the Kurland family and is being presented for the first time publicly within this auction after 84 years. Within our previous auction venues over the last twenty years we have had the distinct honor to offer many of the most historic Babe Ruth home run baseballs to have entered the marketplace to include: 1933 All-Star Game Inaugural home run baseball ($805,000), May 25, 1935 Babe Ruth 712th career home run baseball ($172,500), and July 22, 1934 Babe Ruth 702nd Home Run baseball ($264,500). By comparison, Lou Gehrig home run baseballs of import are exceedingly rare with the offered exemplar rating among the most significant to have been discovered to date. As such, based on provenance and significance of the home run itself within the history of Gehrig's career and World Series play we feel confident in placing this particular baseball onto a very short list of the most important specimens extant of their type. We close this description with the final paragraph as printed in the accompanying Herald newspaper article, "World's Series games have productive of two of the most treasured events in Buddy's life, so he says. It was at a world series game a few years ago that he found his wife and married her right after the game. Buddy has not regretted this step in his life's career. He says it was one of his luckiest moves. Now the capture of the historic baseball furnishes a memory which he thinks will never die." Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (baseball), JSA (period ink inscription), Original Herald Newspaper article, Original Metter's Smoke Shop cabinet photograph, and letter of provenance from the Kurland family: EX ($100,000-$200,000) $54,450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 512a Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball. Red and blue stitched "Official Western League Ball" by Charles C. Carr Athletic Supplies. Signed on the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth" with "Lou Gehrig" on side panel positioned such that both can be viewed at the same time. Signatures rate 7/8 out of 10. Ball has even toning and light scattered wear. Small "1927" ink notation on upper panel. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($6,000-$8,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 513 Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron autographed baseball. Clean off white unused Harridge AL baseball signed by the two men in combination who held the title of the Major League Baseball career home run king for most of the 20th century. Sweetspot of the ball displays a handsome Babe Ruth signature in black fountain pen rating 7 out of 10 Hank Aaron has signed the side panel (1970s signature style) in black ink rating 6/7 out of 10. The ball itself is remarkably clean with only one very light age toning spot near the stitching on the Aaron panel. This particular example is notably desirable as typically Ruth signed baseballs in combination with more contemporary players often are found with an assortment of signatures rather than the two central figures on this baseball. Ruth and Aaron remain the two most revered home run hitters in the history of the game with a combined career total of 1,470 home runs. Very desirable example which features uncommon ability to display both signatures on adjacent areas of the ball. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: NM, Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM ($7,500-$10,000) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 514 Rare Lou Gehrig autographed baseball (displays as single signed) c.1930s. Very fine alternative to an otherwise costly single signed baseball being a Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball, signed on the sweetspot "Lou Gehrig." Blue fountain pen signature has some fading but remains clearly visible rating 4 to 4/5 out of 10. Ball itself has some light soiling and minimal general handling wear. Small area of surface abrasion on the east panel suggests that an additional signature/handwriting was removed. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-EX/MT, Signature: VG ($4,000-$6,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 515 Bill Dickey post-career professional model coaching era bat c.1950s. Louisville Slugger 125 baseball bat has "Bill Dickey" facsimile signature and model number "C119" stamped in the knob. Measures 34" long and weighs 34.8oz. Moderate evident usage and surface wear and "M.Paden" has been carved into the surface below the centerbrand. Following his Hall of Fame career, during which he played on (7) Yankees Championship teams, Dickey was employed by the team as Coach throughout the 1950s. Suitable alternative for display with game model bats dating to Dickey's playing days being extremely scarce. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 516 1933 All-Star Game panoramic photograph. A mid-summer tradition was born in 1933 when Chicago played host to the first All-Star Game organized by Major League Baseball. The rosters for both League's were impressive hosting (20) future Hall of Famers with many of the game's greatest legends among them. This imposing 12"x30" black and white photograph depicts the game in play with what appears to be the National League on field and the American League up to bat. Inset along the upper third are images of the individual teams with block lettered titling to the left. The photograph displays crisp clarity and appears, with the exception of a hint of age toning, to exhibit little to no wear. "Kaufmann - Fabry" studio markings in lower right corner. Framed to slightly larger dimensions for display: EM/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 517 1933 Chicago Cubs team signed baseball. Red and blue stitched Spalding J.Heydler Official National League baseball has been signed by (23) including Cuyler, Grimm, Herman, Koenig, Herman, Malone, Hartnett, Warneke, Stephenson, and others. Guy Bush appears twice with (1) example being clubhouse. Fountain pen signatures rate 6/7 to 8/9 out of 10. Ball displays moderate scattered areas of toning and retains unusually bold League and manufacturer's stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($500-$750) $545.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 518 1932 World Series Game 3 "Called Shot" ticket stub. Desirable Game 3 stub from the fabled "Called Shot" game in which Babe Ruth hit his storied home run. Retains vibrant coloration although there is creasing throughout and light wear at corners/edges: VG ($500-$750) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 519 1935 Leo Durocher St. Louis Cardinals player contract. Original "National League of Professional Baseball Clubs Uniform Player's Contract" as executed between Leo Durocher and the St. Louis Cardinals retaining his services for the 1935 season. Signed in the period by Durocher along with Branch Rickey who was then Vice President of the team. Bold blue fountain pen signatures rate 9 out of 10. Typical fold lines with light wear and toning which is slightly more accentuated at left edge. The Cardinals were enjoying a period of immense success having just won the 1934 World Series and Durocher is acknowledged as the leader of team which was known as the "Gas House Gang." His playing career extended through 1945 overlapping with managerial duties he assumed in 1939 that would last through the 1970s. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT, Sigs. NM ($750-$1,250) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 520 1936 Leo Durocher St. Louis Cardinals player contract. Original "National League of Professional Baseball Clubs Uniform Player's Contract" as executed between Leo Durocher and the St. Louis Cardinals retaining his services for the 1936 season. Signed in the period by Durocher along with Branch Rickey who was then Vice President of the team (Rickey has handwritten "St Louis National Baseball Club" above). Bold blue fountain pen signatures rate 9/10 out of 10. Typical fold lines with light wear and toning and accentuated strip of toning affecting small area. Durocher's 1936 season was arguably his best as a player earning him his first All-Star Game appearance. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX, Sigs. NM ($750-$1,250) $2,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 521 St. Louis Cardinals souvenir clapper c.1930s. Period stadium souvenir of all wood construction featuring a bat shaped body (approximately 12" long) having cut out oval at center in which a pair of attached Cardinals pivot to strike the surface when shaken. Birds retain all of their original red paint and black detailing. Light to moderate wear throughout with some chipping at edges. Period "Cardinals" paper logo decals adorn either side: EX ($200-$400) $726.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 522 Scarce 1932 Syl Johnson St Louis Cardinals professional model jersey with extremely rare four leaf clover patch. Beautifully preserved cream colored flannel jersey has the classic Birds on Bat "St. Louis" logo embroidered on front. Player number "23" appears on back in original red felt block numerals and the name "Johnson" is embroidered on front tail in red chain stitch. Also present on front tail is a light green felt four leaf clover patch, similarly embroidered "31." This is the first example of this patch that we have encountered and it is presumed to commemorate the teams' World Series Championship of the previous season. Appropriate Rawlings manufacturer's tag appears in the collar with handwritten size "42", additional "4" penned below, and player name "Johnson." Familiar red piping (which encircles the sleeves and neck) is nearly fully intact with a touch of minor fraying. Evident usage and wash wear throughout with small area of soiling on back and what appears to be three very small team executed repairs. Very isolated separation of back number in two places. Fine example of an exceptionally visual period game jersey with added significance of bearing what is potentially one of the only known surviving clover patches. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 523 1933 Billy Urbanski Boston Braves professional model jersey. All original cream colored flannel jersey represents one of the most visually appealing styles of the period with multi-color Indian Chief logo patches on both sleeve and at center front. "Braves" team name lettered across the front with player number "6" on back in matching red/brown felt. "Horace Partridge" manufacturer's tag appears in collar with "Urbanski" chain stitched strip tag below. Well preserved retaining intact red/blue piping and displaying light evident wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $7,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 524 Wally Berger professional model baseball bat c.1934-1939. One of the top hitting stars of the 1930s in the National League, Berger holds the distinction of having played in the first All-Star Game in 1933. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat has "Walter Berger" facsimile signature impressed within the barrel end measures 35" long and weighs 39oz. Evident usage wear throughout with ball transfer marks to hitting surface which has a touch of mild grain swelling. Handle crack is visible below period tape. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($250-$500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 525 Detroit Tigers figural doorstops c.1930-1940s. Matched pair of cast iron Tiger figural doorstops representing what is likely the finest set extant with regard to original painted surface which remains near fully intact. Touch of moderate soiling throughout with attractive folk art quality to the painted surface. 9" tall: Strong EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 526 Harry Heilmann professional model baseball bat c.1932. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat having deeply impressed "Harry E. Heilmann" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end. Measures 34" long and weighs 33oz. Evident usage wear throughout with severe handle crack which was repaired in the period with several nails and screws. Centerbrand labeling and available factory ordering records allow for dating to be narrowed to 1932, his last in baseball. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and MEARS (graded A6): EX with note to repaired crack ($1,000-$2,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 527 Rare Ty Cobb career-era single signed baseball. Red and blue stitched Reach B.Johnson Official American League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "Ty Cobb." Vintage fountain pen signature rates 6 out of 10. Ball displays light even toning with exceptionally well defined stampings. Shellac applied at two small areas including directly over the signature. Especially scarce seldom offered example dating to the era in which Cobb played. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sig. VG-EX ($4,000-$6,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 528 Early Detroit Tigers "Pennant Winners" commemorative silk c.1908. Attractive period display piece featuring a Tiger's face at center encircled by player and team executive vignettes including a young Ty Cobb. Titled at the top, "We-A-A-Ah Champion Tigers" with "Pennant Winners" below and the years "1907" and "1908." Tastefully matted and framed to 22.5" square (note: small chip in glass at right edge) with visible portion displaying light to moderate evident wrinkling/wear. Despite some general fading/toning the piece retains fine display qualities: EX ($400-$600) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 529 1907 World Series program (at Chicago). Original program issued for game played at the West Side Grounds, scored neatly in pencil for Game (2) which was played on October 9th. Classic front cover graphic retains vibrant coloration. Moderate scattered wear throughout inclusive of light edge and corner wear/chipping, some loss to front and back cover, and a vertical fold which has been well pressed out. Hint of moisture damage is confined largely to upper right corner. Remarkably, the bound edge is near fully intact (with note to upper surface loss at edge). Relatively clean interior. Highly desirable program from the fourth World Series played in the modern era, easily won by a Chicago team that was in the midst of baseballs first great "dynasty" of the 20th Century: Technical VG with VG/EX display qualities ($7,500-$10,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 530 Philadelphia Athletics Championship-era team signed baseball c.1931 (Spring training). Well preserved red and blue stitched Reach Official American League baseball has been signed by (24) including Foxx and Mack (sharing the sweetspot with Dykes), Collins, Cochrane, Grove, McNair, Walberg, Haas, Rommel, Bishop, and team owner Thomas Shibe. Signed in Spring Training and includes a good number of players from the previous seasons Championship team and some who would not make it onto the regular season roster. Period fountain pen signatures rate 7 to 8/9 out of 10; ball has light even toning, a touch of scattered wear, and retains well defined stampings. Very strong example of one of the most desirable teams offering fine display qualities with ideal Foxx/Mack positioning. Includes original period Reach box (PR), letter of provenance from original recipient, and auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 531 Exceptional Chief Bender single signed baseball. Red and black stitched "Official National League" baseball having "America" manufacturers stamping which takes the form of an Eagle has been signed on the side panel, "Chief Bender." Vintage black ink signature rates 8/9 out of 10 with a slight imperfection to the "f" mentioned purely for the sake of accuracy. Ball itself is as close to "as new" as we have encountered given its vintage, displays literally no flaw worthy of mentioning and the slightest hint of even toning. Bender enjoyed a lengthy career in baseball, primarily as a starting pitcher for Connie Mack and the Athletics from 1903 to 1914, a brief jump to the Federal League for the 1915 season, and then played with the Phillies in 1916 and 1917. Along the way he was part of (3) World Championship teams, pitched a no-hitter in 1910, and earned the universal respect of players throughout the game. Ball includes it's original box (GD-VG) which indicates production in Mexico, brief letter detailing the history from the family of the original recipient, and full LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT-NM ($5,000-$10,000) $12,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 532 1928 New York Giants professional model hat with provenance to Roger Bresnahan c.1928. Roger Bresnahan's contemporaries recalled that he could play all nine positions as well as any player in the game including pitcher, the position with which he began his major league career. However, he eventually moved to catcher and was ultimately labeled one of the best to ever play that position by managers John McGraw and Branch Rickey. While playing for the Giants from 1902-1908, Bresnahan was one of several players who became a close friend of John McGraw, with whom he shared notable physical and personality traits. Compact, pugnacious, temperamental, fiercely concentrated on the game, and skilled in all the ways it takes to play, it was a natural transition for Bresnahan to move into the role of manager and coach after his playing career ended in 1916. After owning and managing his hometown Toledo Mud Hens through 1923, Bresnahan re-joined the New York Giants as a coach from 1925-1928. The offered cap dates to that period. The white wool pinstriped cap features a blue bill and classic embroidered interlocking "NY" on the front. Spalding manufacturer's stamp appears on the inside headband. A photocopy of an image of Bresnahan taken in 1928 shows him wearing what may likely be this very cap, identifiable by the unique alignment of the pinstriping in relation to the "NY" and the seams. Interestingly, the name "Jackson" is written on the interior in vintage black ink, suggesting the possibility that the cap was also at one time issued to Giants Hall of Famer Travis Jackson. The cap shows moderate soiling and usage wear throughout, yet retains outstanding display quality. The cap is an exceptional rarity with regard to its style and era alone, and is further enhanced by Bresnahan family provenance. The cap originates from the nephew of Roger Bresnahan, and includes his letter of provenance. Also includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,500-$3,500) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 533 Unusually large 1914 World Series spectators panoramic photograph. Sepia toned photograph captioned "Watching The Tribune Baseball Board at Tribune Square During The Game Between The Athletics and Braves at Boston, Oct. 13, 1914." The massive crowd gathered was witnessing score updates first hand as the "Miracle Braves" finished their (4) game sweep of the Philadelphia Athletics after coming back from their mid-season last place standing. Light age toning throughout with wear largely confined to edges. Upper edge has what appears to be some moisture/heat damage. Housed with a vintage frame measuring 16.5"x52.5" overall. "F.H.Farley" Studio marking in lower right corner: VG-EX ($500-$750) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 534 Unique Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famers multi-signed baseball c.1935. Trio of Pittsburgh's most legendary figures have signed this baseball with positioning such that all can be viewed at once. Includes Honus Wagner and Pie Traynor on the sweetspot with Paul Waner on panel just below. Fountain pen signatures rate 7/8 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays soiling and wear throughout. Top panel has block lettered printed notation regarding original signing on June 3, 1935. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball VG, Sigs. EX/MT ($3,000-$4,000) $2,542.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 535 Scarce 1915 Joe Tinker signed "Federal League Oil Company" stock certificate. Ornate stock certificate representing six shares in the "Federal League Oil Company, Inc" which was founded in 1915. One of the great baseball stars of the era, Tinker famously made the jump from Major to Federal League in 1913 and in 1915 lead the Chicago Whales to a Championship. Trading on both his notoriety and the anticipated success of the Federal League - the Leagues' moniker was attached to this venture. Both the League and Oil Company would be short lived with this being the only signed stock certificate we have encountered. Signed beautifully, "Joseph B. Tinker" on the line designated for the President in period fountain pen rating 8/9 out of 10. Measures 9.25"x12.25" and is well preserved with typical fold lines and just a hint of light even toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,797.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 536 Honus Wagner autograph c.1944. Paper slip measuring 3.5"x5" has been signed on the front, "Honus Wagner Pirates 44." Large pencil signature rates 9 out of 10. Age toning to paper which has fold lines from prior storage and light to moderate general toning/soiling. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Paper VG-EX, Sig. NM ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 537 Rare Lewis "Hack" Wilson professional model baseball bat c. 1926-1931. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 31.6 oz. This bat exhibits very fine evident use inclusive of barrel checking, ball marks, and light scoring to the handle. Back of the barrel has a narrow area of an elongated "chip" measuring approximately 8" in length that could easily be restored if so desired. Both manufacturer stampings and facsimile signature on barrel area remain pronounced and clearly legible. Trademark small termination knob is present as typically found on documented Hack Wilson game bats. Strong example dating to the prime of Wilson's Hall of Fame career. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($4,000-$6,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 538 Mel Ott and Babe Ruth store model baseball bats. Includes Babe Ruth Louisville Slugger model 40 BR bat measuring 36" in length. Back of bat has vintage Hillerich & Bradsby Co. side writing with the handle area having a crack: VG-EX. Mel Ott Louisville Slugger model 125MO measuring 34 1/2" long with repaired handle crack: VG ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 539 Rogers Hornsby professional model baseball bat c.1920-1930s. "Burke Batrite" model bat by Hanna Mfg. Co. of Athens, Georgia having "HORNSBY" block letter player designation on the barrel end. Bat measures a hair under 35" long and weighs 37.2 oz. Very finely grained specimen exhibits strong use including ball marks, cleat marks, and a repaired handle crack (finish nails). Small chip to the knob area. Considered some of the finest manufactured professional model bats of the era with the offered example displaying beautifully with bold stampings. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 540 Floyd Caves "Babe" Herman professional model baseball bat with Hillerich & Bradsby factory side writing c.1936. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 33.4 oz. Bat displays very heavy use including ball marks, rack marks, stitching impressions, repaired handle crack, and period handle tape residue. Desirable factory side writing is found on the underside of the barrel area noting, "F.C. Babe Herman 6.10.36" in black grease pencil remaining clearly legible. Highly desirable side written specimen from one of the finest batsman of the era which to date still holds several Dodgers batting records. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG-EX ($1,000-$2,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 541 Fine Honus Wagner professional model baseball bat c.1917-1921. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 33 3/4" long and weighs 35.6 oz. Exceptional use is evident throughout inclusive of ball marks, grain swelling, and surface residue. Early dash dot dash Louisville Slugger manufacturer stampings remain very bold along with "J.Hans Wagner" facsimile signature stamping. The knob area has a very small surface chip. The offered bat dates to the very end of Wagner's career and was likely used during his tenure as a coach for the Pirates rather than as a player while displaying beautifully as a prime example of an original HOF inductee professional model bat. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($20,000-$30,000) $28,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 542 Very early Duffy Lewis professional model baseball bat c.1917-1921. Desirable early game bat from one of the most noted position players of his day. Hand turned Louisville Slugger 125 dash-dot-dash model baseball bat having well defined "Duffy Lewis" facsimile signature impressed within the barrel. Displays nice dark patina with usage wear visible throughout the barrel including ball transfer, stitch, and cleat marks with some mild grain swelling. Handle has "H" shaped crack. Very light sidewriting can not be deciphered. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and has MEARS authentication label affixed: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 543 Rare 1915 Boston Red Sox World Series press pin. Seldom offered brass oval pin was issued for Babe Ruth's first World Series appearance with the Boston Red Sox. A Boston harbor scene in relief appears at the center panel. Little to no wear worthy of mention with light surface tarnish. Missing screw down back closure: EX/MT-NM ($5,000-$7,500) $3,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 544 1911 A.G. Spalding autographed copy of "America's National Game." First edition of Spalding's classic and important early history of the game, hardbound with gilt impressed cover and spine. Signed on the first inside page, "To Mr Casper (undecipherable), Who has done so much in the (?) building of legitimate athletic sports, With my compliments, A.G. Spalding, New York Oct. 29, 1911." Period ink signature/inscription rate 9 out of 10. Book remains very well preserved with a of light exterior wear. Interior has split to paper portion of seam on inside front cover (underlying material remains intact) and retains all fold out inserts. One of the finest condition signed examples we have encountered. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Book EX/MT, Sig. NM-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $2,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 545 1912 World Series program at Boston. Original program issued for game played at Fenway Park. Light scattered exterior wear with intact bound edge. Pair of vertical folds, each a third of the way in from left/right edge, are evident but hardly distracting. Unscored with uniformly clean interior: strong EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,771.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 546 1896 National League and American Association season pass. Desirable early medallion has crossed bats and ball motif on one side which is lettered around the edge, "National League and American Ass'n Circuit." Other side has "Championship Souvenir of 1896 Entr_e to All Parks" around edge with central portion engraved with name of bearer "A.A. Dutton" of Washington and "Compliments of George W. Wagner" below. Light scattered wear with small eyelet missing at top: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 547 Reach baseman's mitt advertising display c.1910s. Heavy stock advertising card offers striking visuals with vibrant coloration to player sliding into base scene and large mitt background. Titled at lower edge, "Reach First Basemen's Mitt" with that pictured identified as "The Hinge Model." Light toning and moderate scattered wear inclusive of corner/edge wear several small surface creases (isolated to corners) and chip to lower left. Pair of eyelets at top allowed for period display. 8"x11" Sign, framed to 15.5"x18.5" for display: VG-VG/EX ($1,500-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 548 Rare baseball figural napkin ring c.1890s. Seldom offered figural ring by Pairpoint featuring 19th century style player with bat and pillow glove atop textured base. In very fine overall condition with light scattered tarnish: EX ($750-$1,250) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 549 Early baseball themed children's' game c.1889. Wooden case game board featuring lithographed field of play picturing a baseball diamond with players at each position and printed on instructions/rules. "Ball" (not present) is put in play via a sliding shooter at lower right and can either ring a bell at top or fall into a number of different receptacles on the field. Evident wear and toning/staining throughout. An 1889 patent date appears on the printed portion and faintly stamped with the wood. Measures 8.75"x13.25" overall: VG ($250-$500) $303.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 550 1877 "Our Boys Baseball" rule/record book. Desirable early publication with attractive color tinted front cover graphic. Corner and edge wear/chipping throughout with some soiling/discoloration and split to large portion of binding: GD-VG ($300-$500) $248.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 551 1875 Beadle's Dime guide. Early original guidebook as produced by Henry Chadwick. Corner and edge wear/chipping throughout with some soiling/discoloration. Binding appears to have spilt with it, and contents, likely reinforced. Interior displaying similar wear and has name written in pencil: GD-VG ($250-$500) $149.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 552 New York Giants at Spring Training photograph c.1912. Period print depicting the Giants in Marlin, Texas with John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson. Consistent toning with light wear at edges/corners. Strip of paper affixed at lower edge and names of those present as well as year/place identifier written on in vintage fountain pen. Appears to be a second period print, printed in the 1910s: VG/EX ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 553 1913 Mobile Sea Gulls composite team photograph with related letters. Postcard sized composite photograph with Manager Mike Finn at center surrounded by player vignettes including numerous that went on to Major League careers. Hint of toning/silvering with little other wear (mounted to scrapbook backing). Includes pair of pieces of vintage "Mobile Baseball Club" letterhead (not related to this particular team) with the first bearing a front/back handwritten letter from Stock to his wife (Mal) and additional piece with some handwritten and initialed notes. Papers have toning, fold lines, general wear: Postcard EX/MT with note to mount, letters VG ($300-$500) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 554 Lot of (4) early Hall of Famer photographs c.1910s. Includes choice 6.5"x8.5" photograph of Grover Cleveland Alexander (light chipping, lower left corner tear), 4.25"x6" photograph of Eddie Plank (large chip at lower right, vertical crease, and scattered surface loss); approximately 5"x7" photograph of Jimmy Collins (heavy crease with chipping at trimmed edges); and approximately 6"x9.5" photograph of John McGraw. Toning and scattered wear throughout with some chipping/loss. Collins photo stamped "Burke & Atwell" on back: Range GD-VG ($400-$600) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 555 Rare 1914 Buffalo Buffeds Federal League team photograph. Uncommon period 6.5"x8.5" team photograph displaying a hint of age toning with light wear confined to edges. Retains original paper caption on back having 4/13/14 date and is stamped "Underwood & Underwood": EX ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 556 Lot of (5) early real photo postcards as related to Milt Stock c.1910s. Includes pair of (likely unique) photographic postcards featuring images taken during 1914 Giants vs. Cubs game in Chicago (per handwritten notations on fronts/backs in ball point ink) with scene of Stock hitting/Bresnahan catching and John McGraw in conference on field; c.1911 Fond du Loc Wisconsin-Illinois League team; c.1910-1911 "Green Bay" team; and "EC-CF" team. Light to moderate toning/wear with nearly all have handwritten ink notations: Overall VG ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 557 Rare 1914 New York Giants partial team signed baseball with Mathewson and Thorpe. John McGraw assumed control of the New York Giants in 1902 and in one of the longest tenures in the history of sports, would herald the team through three decades. In an unforgiving era some of the greatest names in the history of baseball forged their careers under his guidance and perhaps none came away so storied, accomplished, and revered as Christy Mathewson. With McGraw at the helm and Matty on the hill the Giants won (4) League titles and a World Series. On the heels of two consecutive years at the top of the NL and a World Tour in the off-season, the 1914 Gants would end that season with a second place standing. Jim Thorpe had joined the team two years earlier and played sporadically, worthy of note in that he was, and remains to this day, one of the most noted sporting figures on a world wide basis. Pre-1920 team signed baseballs are virtually non-existent with few examples coming to market. Seldom offered opportunity to acquire a fresh to market team ball with note to a prominent and rare signature as Christy Mathewson. Spalding John Tenner Official National League baseball has been signed by (15) including Christy Mathewson, John J. McGraw, Mike Donlin, C.M. (Jeff) Tesreau, A.J. (Rube) Schauer, Fred Snodgrass, Ferd Schupp (block printed), George Burns, Fred Merkle, Milt Stock, Hooks Wiltse, Larry Doyle, Elmer Johnson, Arthur Fromme, and Jim Thorpe (printed). Period fountain pen signatures rate 5 to 8 out of 10 with McGraw slightly lesser at 3/4. Mathewson remains among the strongest (7 to 7/8 out of 10). Ball displays toning with discoloration to period coat of shellac. Light scattered wear in the form of several scrapes to surface. Previously mounted with small hole (roughly the diameter of a pencil) at League stampings which remain well defined. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG, Sigs. VG-EX/MT ($7,500-$10,000) $10,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 558 Lot of (7) baseball player photographs by Charles Conlon c.1910s-1920s. Nice grouping, each bearing "Charles M. Conlon" stamping on verso, to include identified photographs of Rabbit Maranville (ID'd in Conlon's hand on back and having marker writing in unknown hand on front stating 1924 year), Joe Oeschger (ID'd and signed "Conlon" on back), Eddie Grant (writing on front in unknown hand), and Al Demaree. Three additional with two that appear likely to be Maranville and another of Cleveland catcher. Varying degrees of light to moderate toning/silvering throughout with all but Maranville portrait having some degree of chipping/creasing (Two with heavy upper corner crease). Mostly 8"x10" with Maranville slightly smaller: Range GD-EX, mostly GD-VG ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 559 Early New York Giants presentational sterling silver fob c.1913-1914. Circular charm (1" across) having floral garland d_cor at edge retains short chain and clasp at top. Raised gold colored central portion featuring crossed bats and ball has blue enameled "Giants" titling with white "NY" team logo at bottom. Engraved on the back "To Dad" and marked "Sterling." Very light wear: EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 560 Fine Championship-era New York Giants photographic display featuring Charles Conlon photography c.1910-1915. Framed 14"x19.25" display (glass on both front and back) housing a series of eight photographs including McGraw, Marquard, Grant, Snodgrass, Meyers, Doyle, Wiltse, and Hartley. Each has been identified in Conlon's hand on the back and bear his appropriate "Charles M. Conlon" stamping. Held together with strips of tape (gilt coloration on front). Very fine display qualities when viewed as a whole with scattered surface, corner, edge wear, and isolated chipping (small pieces missing at upper left and lower right corners). Highly desirable piece as relates to the most noted baseball photographer of the period and perhaps the most celebrated of all-time: VG-VG/EX ($1,500-$2,500) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 561 Lot of (22) period photographs as related to the World Series c.1911-1915. Sizable grouping of player, game action, and fan related imagery with majority having news service stamping and several with paper captions on back. Majority 8"x10" with a few slightly smaller. Light to moderate age toning throughout with scattered wear/chipping. Also includes typed summary to (1) game and large format scoring sheet filled out for October 8, 1913 Giants/Athletics game which matched Mathewson vs. Plank: Range GD/VG-EX ($750-$1,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 562 Lot of (29) early photographs and (2) illustrations c.1910s. Varied grouping, mostly related teams on which Stock played and/or players he played with subjects to include Eppa Rixey, Fred Ludress, Al Demaree, Wild Bill Donovan, Mike Donlin, Bill Dahlen, Ban Johnson/John McGraw/et al, and NL team owners/executives. Varying degrees of age toning/wear throughout inclusive of creasing and chipping (severe in some instances). Several have news service stampings/captions on back; Range PR-VG/EX ($500-$1,000) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 563 Early career Babe Ruth single signed baseball with possible 1915 World Series attribution. Reach Ban Johnson Official American League baseball has been mounted to pedestal as displayed within the home of Milt Stock for decades. Signed across the sweetspot "Babe Ruth" (rating 5/6-7 out of 10) in his distinctive early style being smaller and more highly positioned than those which are more commonly encountered. Ball has heavy coating of period shellac which has toned and some scattered surface chips, one of which affects the "B" in Babe. Block letter printed near League stampings, and largely obscured as a result of mounting, are a pair of notations which read "stock" and "Wor...915" (likely World Series 1915). Stock was a member of the 1915 Phillies team which played Boston in the World Series that year. While it can not be stated definitively, we believe this likely indicates potential for the ball to have been signed at that time. Sitting within the pedestal base are a pair of c.1920s multi-signed baseballs (one being very faded c.1924 Brooklyn Robins team ball). The 1914 Giants ball also offered within the collection was initially part of this display as well. General toning/surface wear to pedestal/display base. Exceptionally early Ruth exemplar which, had it not been so mounted by Stock, would likely rank amongst the more important to have surfaced. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($3,000-$6,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 564 Fine Philadelphia Phillies team photograph c.1915. Choice 6.5"x8.5" Championship era team photograph displaying light age toning and scattered wear with several surface creases. One crease toward upper right corner is slightly more severe with very small chip/tear nearby. "International News Service" stamping on back. Storied pitcher G.C. Alexander can be seen standing at far left with scowled face: VG-VG/EX ($500-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 565 Magnificent 1915 National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies pocketwatch presented to Milt Stock. Exceptional quality (23) jewel 14K gold presentational pocket watch by noted maker Howard has "MJS" blue enameled monogram on back of casing. Opens to reveal hand engraved titling which reads in full, "Presented to you as a member of the First Philadelphia Championship Team of the National League 1915" and signed in print "F.T. Stotesbury Chairman." Marked around the edge "E.Howard Watch Co. Boston" with additional "14K" stamping. Working and in very fine overall condition appearing almost like new and retaining original period chain. Very small chip to enamelwork on one letter and a touch of surface wear near flange which opens the back. Housed within original wooden presentational box (light wear). Very fine early piece of Championship jewelry as relates to the Phillies Franchise first League Championship season, a feat which they would not repeat for another (35) years. Lead by the venerable G.C. Alexander who produced one of the great season long pitching performances of all-time, the Phillies met Boston in the World Series noted for the first post-season appearance of Babe Ruth. Stock, then just (21) years old with only (2) Major League seasons under his belt was embarking on what would become a life long career in baseball. This newly discovered specimen is one of only two such examples that we have encountered: EX/MT ($10,000-$15,000) $32,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 567 Milt Stock 1912-1914 scrapbook with other career related material c.1920s-1950s. Large grouping includes photographs, correspondence, telegrams, asst. paperwork, photo negatives, and large format partially filled in scrapbook with handwritten front cover notation, "Milt's scrapbook 1912-1914." Varying degrees of wear throughout. Several pieces had been signed or bear carbon copied signatures. Please call for further detail: Overall range GD-EX/MT ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 568 Lot of (2) National League 75th Anniversary Luncheon tickets/passes. Pair of heavy paper stock passes (right hand "stub" portions removed but one is included) for July 31, 1951 celebration which honored the 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates. Light toning/wear: EX ($150-$300) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 569 c.1921-1922 St. Louis Cardinals team signed baseball. Spalding Official National League baseball has been signed by approximately (23) including Rickey, K.M. Landis, Walker, Haines, and others. Fountain pen signatures rate 4/5 to 6/7 out of 10. Ball has heavily toned coat of period shellac applied. Small hole from prior mounting over League stampings. Unusually early team ball. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 570 Milt Stock single signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick ONL baseball bas been Inscribed across the sweetspot, "Modern --- record for most hits, four consecutive games - 16 - June 30 - July 1-2-3 - 1925." Signed on the panel below "Milt Stock Brooklyn Dodgers." Period fountain pen signature and handwriting rate 6/7 to 7 out of 10. Ball has period coat of shellac applied which has toned and small hole from mounting. A rare single, the offered ball is further enhanced in desirability with lengthy notation regarding an accomplishment of which Stock was clearly proud. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX ($300-$500) $413.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 571 Jimmie Foxx and George Sisler autographed letters to Milt Stock. March 6, 1951 dated typed letter reading in part, "Thanks so much for your letter congratulating me my election to the Hall of Fame." Signed in ink "Jim" rating 8 out of 10. Toning and scattered wear with several fold lines. Includes original envelope (PR-GD) with Foxx return address. Sept. 19, 1955 date typed letter of Pirates stationery with mostly baseball content, signed "George" in ink rating 8/9 out of 10. Scattered wear with typical fold lines and some scattered rust stains. Includes original Forbes Field mailing envelope (GD-VG). Includes auction LOA from JSA: Letters VG-VG/EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 572 Lot of (4) pieces as related to Milt Stock c.1940s-1960s. Includes early snap on sunglass lenses; "Association of Professional Ball Players of America" metal life membership card with "Milton Stock" lettered on; vintage metal lighter with "MS" initials engraved on side; and small figural metal baseball bat with lid which screws off to reveal pen tip. Moderate wear/tarnish throughout: VG-EX ($300-$500) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 573 1950 Milt Stock All-Star Game presentational wristwatch. Lord Elgin men's wristwatch engraved on the back, "Milton Stock N.L. All Stars 1950." Moderate evident wear with a hint of toning to now cream colored face. Leather band is vintage but likely a replacement. The 1950 NL All-Star team was managed by Burt Shotton of the Brooklyn Dodgers whom Stock was then working with as a coach: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 574 Milt Stock and Eddie Stanky related material. To include 1951 Ford Frick signed letter to Stock along with carbon copy of letter which he had written to Frick; 1946 Stock signed agreement (document GD/VG, Sig. NM); Stock (2) page handwritten letter to Stanky (signed "Milt") with 1954 dated mailing envelope; 8"x10" studio portrait of Stanky in Cardinals uniform; and several additional mostly Stanky related team photo pieces (Minor League). Includes auction LOA from JSA: Range VG-EX/MT ($250-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 575 1929 Dallas Steers team photograph. Framed 8.75"x18" team photograph, titled within the print "the Dallas Steers, 1929 Texas League Pennant Winner." The team was Managed by Stock. General age toning and light wear: EX ($150-$300) $96.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 576 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers professional model home uniform issued to Milt Stock. Cream colored jersey with "Dodgers" team name across the front in scripted logo font has number "27" on back in matching blue felt. "Rawlings" manufacturer's tag appears in the collar with "Dry Clean Only" and size "42" tags below. "Blades 49" is embroidered on front tail as Ray Blades had worn 27 the previous season but did not make it back for 1949. The jersey was instead issued to Milt Stock for use as a coach. Matching pants (size 36) tagged in similar fashion and have handwritten black marker "27" in waistband. Evident usage and wash wear throughout with some staining/discoloration. Very well preserved overall and a rare opportunity to acquire an early matched uniform with particular note to popularity of the team it represents. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-EX/MT ($2,500-$3,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 577 Brooklyn Dodgers professional model jacket attributed to Milt Stock c.1949-1950. Blue satin jacket having "Dodgers" team name scripted across the front and blue/white trim. "MacGregor" manufacturer's tag in waist with the size "44." Also in waist is embroidered "27" player number strip tag. Stock was with the club in 1949-1950 as a coach and was issued number 27. Moderate wear is evident throughout with hint of toning, surface scratching, and several very small tears. Remains very well preserved overall. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 578 All-Star Game presentational tie-bar c.1940. Handsome pendant marked "14K" featuring crossed bats and ball decor. "NL" lettering split at either side and "All Star Game" titling in enameled black font appears at top above small diamond. Suspended by chain from a tie bar which is marked "Kriesler." Name "Andy Lotshaw" is engraved on the back who was, in the period, a trainer for the Chicago Cubs. Bears striking resemblance to tie-bar which was presented to Bill McKechnie as Manager of the 1940 NL All-Star Team: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 579 1945 Eddie Stanky correspondence with Branch Rickey including (2) Rickey signed letters. Small archive as related to Stanky and the Dodgers includes (2) letters on team stationery signed by Branch Rickey in fountain pen rating 8 to 9 out of 10, Western Union telegram as sent by Rickey to Stanky, and (3) unsigned drafts of letters which Stanky sent back. Age toning and moderate scattered wear throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Range VG-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $297.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 580 April 20, 1945 Eddie Stanky first home run baseball in the Major Leagues. Spalding F.Frick Official National League baseball as notated in period fountain pen by Eddie Stanky, "1st Home Run in Big League April 20th, 1945." Additional notations (these have been enhanced, presumably by Stanky himself) relate details of the event including pitcher and location. Lightly toned with expected evident use. Also includes typed summary of Stanky's first Major League Game as prepared and presented to him by statistician Arthur Schott: Ball EX, Summary NM ($250-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 581 Brooklyn Dodgers professional model hat c.1940s. Early blue hat with classic gothic style "B" offering fine display qualities with moderate usage wear throughout. Interior leather band retains "Rawlings St. Louis" manufacturer's tag and size "7 1/8" stamp. Light soiling with a few scattered moth holes and a crack near center to no longer pliable brim. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 582 Lot of (2) vintage Brooklyn Dodgers signed photographs c.1940s. Period 8"x10" sepia toned photographs. First is signed by Stanky and Pee Wee Reese (stamped "Barney Stein" on back), second signed by Stanky, Reese, Walker (twice), Anderson, Reiser, and Herman. Period fountain pen signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10. Light toning and wear to images. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Photos EX, Sigs. EX-NM ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 583 1947 Eddie Stanky Brooklyn Dodgers player's contract with (2) related Branch Rickey signed letters. Includes original contract signed twice by Stanky (ink rating 7/8 out of 10) and Branch Rickey (fountain pen rating 9 out of 10) and a series of related correspondence. Letters include (3) drafts of those Stanky sent to Rickey (1 signed in ink) and (2) which Rickey sent back. Both Rickey letters signed in ink rating 8 out of 10. One letter has fascinating content which calls into question the amounts being paid and rational behind such. Light to moderate age toning and general wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Range VG/EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 584 Enormous 1941 South Atlantic League Champions flag. Massive cloth banner commemorating the Championship team from the popular SALY League. Measures approximately (17) feet long and displays moderate wear/soiling consistent with short term outdoor use: EX ($200-$300) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 585 1946 "Eddie Stanky Day" presentational good luck charm with Dodgers related photographs. Period quarter having (1) side ground/polished to smooth finish and lettered, "Good Luck Token, Eddie Stanky Day Sept 8, 1946, Dodgers." Light wear with affixed eyelet at top. Includes period 6.5"x8.5" team photograph marked "1949" on front and stamped "Barney Stein" on back; Vintage 6.5"x8.5" photograph with "46" written in upper border signed in fountain pen "To one of the best on and off the field Eddie Stanky, with loads of good luck Chuck Dressen" (8/9 out of 10); and modern print 8"x10" photo signed on the front by Stanky. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX-EX/MT, Sigs. NM ($200-$400) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 586 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers large format team photograph. Period sepia toned team photo with titling and facsimile signatures printed within lower portion. "Liberty Flashlight Co" studio marking printed at lower right. Framed to 13.25"x21" as hung in the Stock/Stanky home with light age toning and incidental wear (with note to 2 small chips to surface and some imperfections at right edge). Uncommon image offers very fine clarity and registration. Has short handwritten and initialed note to back: EX/MT ($200-$400) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 587 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers NL Champions "Welcome" banner. Large period cloth display piece with "Welcome Brooklyn Dodgers 1949" titling at top. Bottom half has depiction of Ebbets Field over the Brooklyn Bridge with "National League Champions" captioning and crossed bats and ball motif. Staining/discoloration throughout with tear at upper left: VG ($250-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 588 1949 Boston Braves team signed baseball with related material. Includes Spalding F.Frick ONL ball signed by (28) members of the NL Champion 1949 Braves including Spahn, Stanky, Dark, Sain, and others. Signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10, ball is lightly toned with period coat of shellac and has light scattered wear with remnant of mount in League stampings; (2) large format photographs (approximately 10"x19.75" framed) of the "Boston Braves World Series Warm Up" dinner and "Managers Party"; (6) period 8"x10" photos of team members including Southworth in cardboard mounts (heavy wear); series of letters (2 each) between Stanky and Braves GM John Quinn (Quinn letters signed in ink rating 8 to 9 out of 10); and Stanky signed 8"x10" photo (modern, slight smudge). Includes auction LOA from JSA: Range GD-NM ($500-$750) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 589 Brooklyn Dodgers professional model jacket c.1940s-1950s. Blue satin jacket having "Dodgers" team name scripted across the front and blue/white trim. "Wilson" manufacturer's tag in collar with adjacent size "44" flag tag. Moderate evident usage and wash wear with hint of toning/discoloration. Very well preserved overall. Found within the effect of Eddie Stanky although more than likely post-dates his time with the team and could relate to Milt Stock. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 590 Vintage Eddie Stanky Jimmy Fund advertising display c.1948. Period die cut piece featuring Stanky in Boston Braves uniform. Unused with intact easel backing and little to no mentionable wear with exception of small crease across very top of bat. Includes original Jimmy Fund storage envelope: Display EX/MT-NM with note to bat, Envelope EX ($200-$400) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 591 Eddie Stanky related original illustration artwork by Amadee c.1950s (4 pieces). Original large format artwork as related to Eddie Stanky with each piece signed by the artist, "Amadee." All make reference to his managing of the St. Louis Cardinals including Alston and Durocher pulling Pennant flag out of reach; Stanky whittling away at bat labeled "Etiquette"; and others. Hint of light surface soiling with wear largely confined to edge. One has upper corner tear. Sizes range 13.5"x18.5" to 18"x20.5": EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $25.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 592 Eddie Stanky related original illustration artwork c.1950s-1960s. Original large format artwork as related to Eddie Stanky includes pieces by Murray Olderman, Frank Lanning, Gene Mack, and Vic Johnson. Sizes range approximately 13.5"x16" to 17"x19" with (3) pieces framed as hung in the Stanky home. Age toning and wear throughout with (1) having water damage, (2) having some surface loss, and all having publication markings. Wear/material loss to frames: Range GD-EX ($300-$500) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 593 Eddie Stanky's c.1950s facsimile signature Tim McAuliffe marked Zippo lighter. Metal cased lighter by Zippo having incised "Eddie Stanky" facsimile signature on one side and "Tim McAuliffe" logo on other. Interior portions never used, exterior has moderate general scattered wear and some surface loss: VG-EX ($100-$300) $30.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 594 Pair of Eddie Stanky wristwatches c.1940s-1950s. Includes Helbros art deco style (no band), engraved on the back "Nicetown Boys Club Champions 1st Division 34-35, Edward Stanky." Light wear with some toning to face; Second watch (also having no band) appears lightly used and is an unusual design with upper leather covered section flipping up at push of a button to allow face to unfold into view. Tornay includes original box which has handwritten note inside reading "To Eddie Whose timing is always right": Overall EX ($300-$500) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 595 1951 and 1953 Eddie Stanky "Cincinnati Outlaw League" Champs trophies. Pair of presentational awards, each featuring figural batter at top. Both have applied placards, engraved with the year, Stanky's name, and designation as League Champions. 1951 Example stands 16" tall with 5.5"x9.75" footprint; 1953 is 20.75" tall with 6.25" square footprint. 1951 Trophy has broken floral accent on front. Toning throughout, and some tarnish/loss to metal surfaces: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 596 1953 Eddie Stanky "Outlaw League Slow-Pitch" award. Loving cup style trophy with figural batter atop sits on pedestal which is mounted to white square base. Engraved placard on front reads, "1953 Champs Cincinnati Outlaw League Slow-Pitch, Eddie Stanky A.C." Stands 20.5" tall with 6.25" square footprint and bears "Dodge Trophies" manufacturer's markings on underside. Light to moderate scattered toning and some surface loss to metal portion: EX-EX/MT ($250-$500) $99.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 597 Eddie Stanky's' vintage monogrammed cufflinks and keychain with Redwings cufflinks c.1950s-1960s. Gold colored cufflinks each having "E.S." initials lettered within rectangular face displaying wear and accompanied by unused keychain (in original box) bearing same. Additional pair of cufflinks have Redwings logo on front with some loss to red/white enameling: Overall EX, keychain NM ($200-$400) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 598 Lot of (2) early Eddie Stanky presentational awards. Includes Sept 12, 1948 dated shield shaped plaque (16"x13.25") with engraved metal plate on front reading in part, "Presented to Ed Stanky in recognition of his outstanding qualities of sportsmanship which have won for him the admiration of all followers of the National Sport of Baseball." Content below relates to American Legion Post which bestowed the honor closing with date and "At Shibe Park"; June 1950 dated shield shaped plaque (11.25"x10") with engraved metal plate reading, "Metropolitan Council B'Nai Brith to Ed Stanky N.Y. Giants for Inspiring American Youth by his Exemplary Sportsmanship." Moderate wear to wood, metal plates have surface scuffing, some areas of rust, and touch of tarnish. Large plaque missing (1) screw: VG-VG/EX ($250-$500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 599 1949 New York Giants team signed baseball on Spalding F.Frick ONL ball signed by approximately (26) including Durocher, Thomson, Rigney, Irvin, and Westrum in period fountain pen rating 4/5 to 6/7 out of 10. Ball has period coat of shellac and is toned. Mounted to small tabletop drawer unit with affixed mirror. Though not currently functioning, the ball is fashioned to a spring loaded mechanism and when lifted would allow for drawer to open. General usage/surface wear to unit with cracked upper surface. Includes period sepia toned 10.5"x13" photograph of the 1950 Giants with areas of surface loss and general scattered wear has roster of those pictured and season related information written on back in Stanky's hand. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall VG-EX ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 600 Lot of material as related to Eddie Stanky and the New York Giants. Includes Stanky's copy of his 1951 Giants contract signed by Stoneham housed in original envelope; period large format 12.25"x20" 1951 Giants team photograph (GD) with wear inclusive of taped edges, heavy crease toward left edge, other lighter creasing/wrinkling, hint of silvering, and small hole; (20) pieces of Giants team stationery with facsimile signatures of 1951 team printed on; period c.1951 photo of Bobby Thomson and Leo Durocher after his famed Shot Heard Round the World and additional Bobby Thomson signed photo (personalized); Eddie Stanky signed photo and unsigned photo postcard; grouping of c.1950s paperwork related to his time with Giants including 1951 signed agreement; and original 1954 New York Giants World Series press pin retaining screw down closure and marked "Dieges & Clust" on back (EX/MT-NM with mild tarnish). Signatures rates 7 to 9 out of 10. Varying degrees of wear throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Range VG-EX/MT, Photo GD, Pin EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) DNS
 
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