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Back Items For The Auction of November 10, 2012  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 301 Very strong 1934 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Red and Black stitched "Winner Ball" brand baseball has been signed by (20) including Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Gomez, Champman, MacFayden, Byrd, Saltzgaver, Hoag, Deshong, Crosetti, Heffner, Ruffing, Jorgens, and others. Murphy and Selkirk are clubhouse signed. Fountain signatures rate 7 to 9 out of 10 with jet black ink being particularly bold at areas. Ball surface displays even toned/soiled coloration with well defined stampings. Fresh to the hobby consigned directly by the family of the original recipient and offered for the first time publicly. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX-NM ($7,500-$10,000) $8,053.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 303 1940 Baseball Writers Dinner program signed by Babe Ruth, et. al. Heavy fold over dinner program done in the style of a baseball scorecard issued for February 4, 1940 Baseball Writers' Association of American Annual dinner. Signed on the cover by (10) attendees including Babe Ruth, Waite Hoyt, Bubbles Hargreaves, Bill Brubaker, Otto Miller, Eddie Farrell, Bill Lohrman, and others. Black fountain pen signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10 (1 signature in pencil). Program has pair of horizontal folds and other scattered creasing and light wear. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: Program VG-EX, Sigs. NM-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 304 Rare 1926 New York Yankees team autographed baseball. Lightly toned B.Johnson American League ball which has been signed by (20) members of the American League Champion Yankees to include Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Pennock, Combs, Hoyt, Beall, Shocker, Collins, Bengough, Grabowksi, Meusel, Dugan, and manager Miller Huggins. Signatures range from 3 to 7 out of 10 with Ruth presenting nicely across the sweetspot and a combination of Gehrig/Huggins on a side panel. "Champions American League New York 1926" is neatly penned in period fountain pen across the manufacturer's stamping sweetspot. The 1926 variant of Yankee Championship team signed baseballs ranks as one of the most elusive of the 1920-1930s era with the offered exemplar numbering as the third of its type we have handled in twenty years. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range GD/VG-EX ($4,000-$6,000) $2,970.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 305 Lou Gehrig professional model baseball bat c. 1940s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 34.2oz. Excellent quality bat retaining bold manufacturer's stampings and original patina with a handle crack which has been repaired with tape in the period. G69 model number stamped on knob end indicating likely production after Gehrig's passing. Very fine professional model bat with excellent display qualities which could be further enhanced with professional restoration to the handle area: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 306 Exceptional 1924 Babe Ruth autographed professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" long and weighs 41.8oz. The bat exhibits exceptional usage characteristics inclusive of ball marks on the left barrel area and cleat marks to both sides of the bat barrel. The back of the barrel has been signed by Ruth in black fountain pen, "To Jimmie Donahue Babe Ruth Dec. 25, 24". Signature and inscription present as grading 7/8 out of 10 with certain portions of the ink having been gone over presumably by Ruth himself as it appears that the pen was not "taking" to the finished bat surface in certain areas (possibly due to split nib on fountain pen itself) as often seen on fountain pen signed bats of this type. Jimmie Donahue was a former boxer who operated numerous eateries in the New Jersey and New York area. Donahue became a very close friend of Babe Ruth+s which lasted up until the very end of his life in 1948. As such, Ruth bestowed Donahue with numerous items from his baseball career inclusive of numerous autographed photographs, baseballs, and the offered signed game used bat which was the crown jewel of the collection. This particular bat dates to the absolute prime of Ruth+s career placing it solidly within the finest primary sourced Ruth game bats of its type. These attributes coupled with the scarcity of having been signed by Ruth himself equate to a superb opportunity for the most advanced collector to acquire an elite level Babe Ruth game used bat with unimpeachable provenance. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (bat), PSA/DNA (bat, graded GU 10), JSA (autograph), and MEARS Authentication (bat, graded A10): Bat: EX, Signature: EX-MT (with note to partial period enhancement by Ruth) ($200,000-$300,000) $220,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 306a Babe Ruth "Old Gold Cigarettes" tri-fold advertising display c.1930s. Highly visual large format store advertising display remains one of the great baseball player endorsed pieces of the era. It features a full body pose of Ruth in New York Yankees uniform with testimonial statement and facsimile signature to the side. Comprised of three panels which measure a full 38"x52" when arranged side by side, the sides are currently affixed to larger central section by means of white linen conservation tape. Wear throughout (heavy at areas) inclusive of some chipping, mild to moderate toning, wrinkling/bubbling to surface layer, and some creasing which is largely in the form of horizontal crease approximately 1/3rd of the way down from top. Professional restoration and inpainting have been performed at numerous places and has returned a fine level of eye appeal to the piece. Water staining, which is visible from the back, does not appear on front; likely a result of the work done. Very rare and highly desirable: Displays VG/EX ($5,000-$10,000) $7,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 307 Babe Ruth single signed baseball. Lightly toned Spalding "Star" model ball signed boldly across the sweetspot by Ruth in black fountain pen. Signature exhibits a notably visual appearance rating 8 out of 10. Under close examination it is apparent that some areas of the signature have been enhanced in the period with a very similar black fountain pen ink nearly identical in consistency to that of the original Ruth signature. Ball itself remains in unused condition with appropriate light age toning and a few small ink marks on left panel mentioned for accuracy only. Desirable exemplar with excellent display qualities at a very reasonable estimate range (due to enhancement) entering the collecting marketplace for the first time publicly. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-EX/MT, Signature: EX/MT-NM (with note to enhancement) ($2,000-$4,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 308 Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1930s. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." Vintage black fountain pen signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball displays light evident usage wear and has even toning/soiling with fading to stampings. Includes signed letter of provenance from the nephew of the original recipient relaying the history, having been caught by his uncle at a game in the mid 1930s and signed at the time. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: Ball VG/EX, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($6,000-$8,000 $8,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 309 1934 Tour of Japan multi-signed baseball. Red and black stitched Tamazawa brand "American University League" baseball has been signed by (16) including Gehrig, Averill, Berg, Brown, Cascarella, Ebbing, Foxx, Gehringer, Hayes, Gomez, Mack, McNair, Miller, O'Doul, Quinn, and Warstler. Mack and Ruth are secretarial signed. Period fountain pen signatures rate 7 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays moderate even toning with period coat of shellac applied and retains well defined stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($7,500-$10,000) $6,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 310 December 1934 "American-Philippine" souvenir program - first stop on the Tour of Japan. Rare original program issued for games played on December 9th and 10th at the Jose Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium in the Philippines. It was the first stop on the famed "Tour of Japan." Covers are loose with chipping at edges. Interior pages remain well preserved showing just a hint of corner/edge wear. Filled with pictures and biographical snippets of participating players including Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, and of course Moe Berg. Highly uncommon with this being the first example of this program we have seen from a highly important period event: Covers GD/VG, Interior pages EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 311 Jimmie Foxx, Connie Mack, et. al. multi-signed one dollar bill. One dollar silver certificate (series of 1923) has been signed on the front by (7) including vintage fountain pen signatures of Jimmie Foxx, Chuck Klein, Connie Mack, John Quinn, and Howard Ehmke. Also signing, in ink, are football Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik and Phillies pitcher Curt Simmons. Signatures rate 7 to 8/9 out of 10. Bill displays toning with scattered wear including chipping at edges and several heavy creases/folds (one of which is reinforced with tape from the back). Includes auction LOA from JSA: Bill VG, Sigs. EX-NM ($500-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 312 1933 Philadelphia Athletics autographed ball attributed to record ending August 3rd game vs. the Yankees. Red and blue stitched Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by approximately (11) including Grove, Foxx, Cochrane, Bishop, Rommell, Johnson, Earnshaw, Blackburn, Oliver (coach), and Walberg. Signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10 and an additional signature or two have largely faded from view. Cramer has been enhanced. Grove appears across the sweetspot and has inscribed "1st shutout in 308 games" below and the game score ("New York 0 Athletics 7") on a side panel. Grove went a full (9) innings in the August 3, 1933 game which was played at Yankee Stadium ending the Yankees record string of consecutive games played without being shutout. A number of game balls offered directly by the Grove Estate at auction some years back were signed/inscribed in similar fashion. Ball displays soiling throughout with evident usage wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$3,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 313 Choice Mickey Cochrane autographed photograph inscribed to Mel Harder c.1930s. Very fine quality sepia toned portrait photograph has been signed at lower left, "To Mel Harder, One of the Tops, It was a pleasure to catch you in the All Star Game, Sincerely Mickey Cochrane." Fountain pen signature rates 8 out of 10. Image measures 7.5"x9.5" with hand cut edges and offers striking display qualities ranking among the best we have handled. Includes full LOA from JSA: Photo EX/MT, Sig. MT ($1,000-$2,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 314 Foxx, Bender, Collins, et. al autographed mini-bat c.1930s. Louisville Slugger miniature baseball bat (16.25") with "Jimmie Foxx" facsimile signature burned in has been signed by Foxx, Chief Bender, Bing Miller, Jimmie Dykes, Eddie Collins, Rube Walberg, Bill McGowan, boxer Tommy Loughran, wrestler Dick Shikat, and one other. Fountain pen signatures rate 7 (Bender) to 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Bat EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 315 Rare Al Simmons professional model baseball bat c.1942. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" and weighs 37.8oz. Strong evident use is visible on the bat including ball marks, stitching impressions, grain swelling, and several period bat boy finish nails on the back of the barrel to secure an area of grain swelling from use. Faded "10" in period black ink on the knob end coupled with the dating period of the bat markings indicate use by Simmons as a member of the Red Sox in 1943. The offered bat matches Simmons' Hillerich & Bradsby Co. factory PBOR records designating it as an M31 model and is the first of its type to be attributed to Simmons as a member of the Red Sox. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA John Taube and Hunt Auctions: EX ($4,000-$6,000) $8,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 316 1930 World Champion Philadelphia Athletics partial signed baseball. Red and green stitched Reach Official American League baseball has been signed by (15) including Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Simmons, Dykes, Earnshaw, and Quinn. Cochrane, Quinn, Boley, and Grove have signed twice. Fountain pen signatures rate 6/7 to 8 out of 10 with a few lesser. Ball displays light even toning and retains well defined League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. VG-EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 317 Hank Greenberg autographed photograph inscribed to Mel Harder c.1939. Fine quality sepia toned portrait photograph has signed at lower left, "To Mel - with best regards - Hank Greenberg July 3, 1939." Fountain pen signature rates 9 out of 10. Image measures 7.5"x9.5" with hand cut edges and offers striking display qualities ranking among the best we handled. Includes full LOA from JSA: Photo EX/MT, Sig. MT ($500-$750) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 318 Choice Jimmie Foxx autographed photograph inscribed to Mel Harder c.1930s. Very fine quality sepia toned portrait photograph has been signed at lower left, "To my friend Mel, A good pitcher and a fine fellow, Jimmie Foxx." Bold fountain pen signature rates 9 out of 10. Image measures 7.5"x9.5" with hand cut edges and offers striking display qualities ranking among the best we have handled. Includes full LOA from JSA: Photo EX/MT, Sig. MT ($3,000-$4,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 319 Exceptional Hank Greenberg professional model baseball bat c.1937-1940. Rare Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "Hank Greenberg" facsimile signature impressed in the barrel end, measures 35" long weighs 33.3oz. Outstanding usage wear is evident throughout with ball transfer and stitch marks on the hitting surface, cleat marks, and green rack marks on knob. The handle, which has a professionally restored crack, has been tapered and scored for grip. Centerbrand labeling period dates the bat to the most productive period of Greenberg's career in which he played on (4) consecutive All-Star teams, won an MVP award (1940), and twice lead the Major Leagues in homeruns. Seldom offered bat of this level of quality being a unique opportunity. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA (graded GU 9.5) and Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from grandson of original recipient: EX ($10,000-$15,000) $12,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 320 Early Washington Senators pennant c.1930s-1940s. Uncommonly early and highly visual black felt pennant with screen on yellow titling and capital building graphic. Hint of mild discoloration and light wear. Retains original tassels: EX ($250-$500) $126.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 321 1932 Washington Senators team signed baseball. Red and black stitched Pennant brand "American League" baseball has been signed by (29) including Walter Johnson, Sam Rice, Heine Manush, Moe Berg, Al Schact, Joe Cronin, Sam West, Nick Altrock, Bill Dinneen, Ed Gharrity, Joe Judge, Gen Crowder, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 5 to 7/8 out of 10. Ball displays even toning with some minimal scattered spotting. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG-EX, Sigs. VG/EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 322 Goose Goslin professional model baseball bat c.1929-1930. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat has "L Goose Goslin" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end. Pre-model number bat measures 35" long and weighs 34.7oz and is referenced in factory records as being based on a "Spencer Harris" bat which was returned to Louisville Slugger on 4-26-28. Goslin played with Harris in the period with the Washington Nationals. Fine evident usage wear throughout, ball and stitch marks scattered about the barrel, and a touch of grain swelling/separation. Circled "35" pencil notation appears mid-barrel and likely dates to the period noting the length. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 323 Mel Ott autographed index card. Standard sized index card has been signed on the lined side, "Mel Ott." blue ink signature rates 8/9 out of 10, card displays mild even toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM-MT ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 324 1927 Washington Senators team autographed baseball. Moderately toned and lightly clear coated D&M "Official League" ball signed by (24) players including Johnson, Speaker, Goslin, Rice, Harris, Altrock, and Judge. Manush is penned on side panel in very small black ink lettering and appears to be clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 6-9 out of 10 with the majority remaining very bold grading 8 or better. Name of the original recipient is written neatly in small black lettering on manufacturer's sweet spot mentioned for accuracy only. Very fine condition grade 1920s era team ball inclusive of several notable Hall of Fame team members. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($3,000-$4,000) $2,475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 325 Exceedingly rare KiKi Cuyler single signed baseball c.1930s. Red and black stitched Spalding Official National League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot "Ki Cuyler." Vintage fountain pen signature rates a strong 6 out of 10 and offers fine display qualities being prominently visible at a generous viewing distance. Ball displays even toning with a touch of scattered surface wear. The first example we have sold at auction and one of a small number we have encountered in nearly (20) years. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX ($2,000-$3,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 325a Nelson "Chicken" Hawks professional model baseball bat c.1920s. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat measures 33.75" long and weighs 32.3oz. Facsimile signature of "Chick Hawks" has been burned into the barrel and the bat displays heavy usage wear with a substantial handle crack and the entire surface is blackened. Faint side writing cannot be discerned. Hawks, aside from having one of the great nicknames of the era, played alongside Babe Ruth with the 1921 New York Yankees. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 326 Dazzy Vance single signed baseball c.1930s. Red and green stitched "Macy's" brand Special League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "A.C. Dazzy Vance." Vintage fountain pen signature rates 4/5 to 5 out of 10. Ball displays moderate surface toning/discoloration throughout with a minute touch of light scattered wear. "Special League" stampings have been gone over long ago with black ink. Highly desirable single signed baseball from one of the games great early pitchers and very seldom offered in this format. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($1,000-$3,000) $594.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 327 Harry Heilmann single signed baseball c.late 1920s. Red and blue stitched Reach E.S. Barnard Official American League baseball has been signed across the side panel, "Harry Heilmann." Vintage fountain pen signature has faded/flaked off but remains visible despite technical rating of approximately 2/3 out of 10. In addition, it appears that several small period notations were placed on the ball (visible on panel below signature is what appears to be a Yankees/Tigers game score/date) and a later ink notation. Toning/discoloration and scattered wear retaining bold League stampings. Rare single with particular note to late playing career dating. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG ($500-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 328 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" 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 Letter of Opinion from MEARS and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 329 Early 1930s Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants autographed baseball with (7) Hall of Famers. Red and black stitched Wilson brand T.J Hickey "Official League" baseball bearing a total of (19) signatures including Dave Bancroft, Dazzy Vance, Mel Ott (full "Melvin" first name), Travis Jackson, Bill Terry, Al Lopez, and Freddie Lindstrom. Period fountain pen signatures rate 6/7 to 8/9 out of 10. Ball displays light even toning and a hint of incidental surface wear while retaining bold stampings. Most signers were members of the Giants and Dodgers and it is possible that the ball was signed in Spring Training. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 330 Hank Gowdy professional model baseball bat with Hillerich & Bradsby Co. factory side writing c.1923. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" long and weighs 38.6oz. Very fine quality and substantive bat exhibiting evident use including ball marks, cleat marks, and some checking to the back of the barrel area. Facsimile signature area on the barrel has a chip to the left of the stamping which does intersect with "Harry" in the name lettering. Factory side writing is visible on the back of the barrel with a date of "7-24-23" indicative of its return date to the Hillerich & Bradsby Co. factory. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA John Taube (Graded PSA/DNA GU 7) and Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 331 George "High Pockets" Kelly professional model baseball bat c.1929-1930. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 38.5oz. The bat shows substantial use including ball marks, period finish nail repair to handle crack, and cleat marks. Bat surface has been refinished and has a small chip to the knob area. Uncommon Hall of Fame member game bat rarely offered within the hobby. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA John Taube and Hunt Auctions: VG-EX ($2,500-$3,500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 332 Travis Jackson single signed baseball. Rawlings C.Feeny ONL ball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Travis Jackson." Blue ink signature rates 8 to 9 out of 10, ball displays light to moderate toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sig. NM ($500-$750) $360.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 333 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 ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 334 Frank Frisch professional model baseball bat c.1929-1930. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "Frank Frisch" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 36" long and weighs 33.4oz. Pre-model number bat displays heavy evident useage wear throughout with ball marks scattered throughout the hitting surface which has moderate grain swelling resulting from repeated ball contact. A handle crack has been professionally repaired and there is a small chip to either end. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA (GU 7) and Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$4,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 335 Hall of Famers and stars autographed baseball with Hornsby and Dean c.1950s. Spalding "Official Baseball" has been signed by (11) including Rogers Hornsby (alone on side panel, 7/8), Dizzy Dean (alone on side panel, 8), Roy Campanella, Red Barber, Joe Page, Elmer Valo, and others. Ink signatures rate 6/7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays moderate even toning with a few scattered minute imperfections. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 336 1934 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals team signed baseball. Spalding J.Heydler Official National League baseball has been signed by (20) including both Dizzy and Daffy Dean, Dazzy Vance, Pepper Martin, Rip Collins, Joe Medwick, Frank Frisch, Jesse Haines, and Leo Durocher. Period fountain pen signatures generally rate 5 to 7 out of 10 with scattered loss to shellacked ball surface effecting a good number, mostly notable the panel with the Dean brothers. Ball displays light even toning with note to surface loss and retains well defined League stampings. Highly desirable and seldom offered ball from one of the most storied teams of the era. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX with note to surface loss ($750-$1,000) $825.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 337 1937 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 1937 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. Small split at upper left edge. The Cardinals were enjoying a period of immense success having won the 1934 World Series and Durocher is acknowledged as the leader of the 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, Sigs. NM ($750-$1,250) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 338 1938 St. Louis Cardinals partial team signed baseball with Branch Rickey. Spalding F.Frick ONL baseball has been signed by (15) including Medwick (sweetspot 6/7 out of 10), Rickey (small at top of panel below - 6 to 6/7 out of 10), Frisch (7/8), Stripp, Warneke, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 6 to 8 out of 10. Ball has period coat of shellac applied which has toned to a candy apple coloration. League stampings remain unusually bold. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($600-$800) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 339 1943 National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals partial team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick Official National League baseball has been signed by (15) including Dizzy Dean (twice), Stan Musial, Billy Southworth, Marty Marion, and Walker Cooper. Period fountain pen signatures rate 5/6 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays light to moderate even toning and a touch of wear. League stampings remain bold. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. VG-EX/MT ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 340 1937 St. Louis Browns partial team signed baseball with Jim Bottomley. Reach W.Harridge OAL baseball has been signed by (8) including Street, Hildebrand, Selkirk, Hoag, Haddley, and Bottomley. Period fountain pen signatures rate 6/7 to 8 out of 10, ball displays even toning/soiling with a hint of light scattered wear. Suitable Bottomley for display with note to the rarity and value level of a single signed example. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG-EX, Sigs. EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 341 Mickey Cochrane autographed photograph. Fine quality sepia toned photograph has signed been across the front, "To Harold Schuann, with Best Wishes from Mickey Cochrane." Period fountain pen signature rates 8 out of 10. Visible image size is 3.5"x5.5" (framed to 10"x12") displaying light scattered wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Photo EX, Sig. NM ($400-$600) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 342 1929 National League Champion Chicago Cubs team signed baseball. Red and black stitched Spalding J.Heydler Official National League baseball has been signed by (22) including Hack Wilson (5 to 6 out of 10), KiKi Cuyler (5 to 6), Joe McCarthy, Charlie Root, Riggs Stephenson, Rogers Hornsby (6/7 to 7), and Charlie Grimm. Period black fountain pen signatures rate 2 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays moderate even soiling with period coat of shellac applied. League stampings are generally well defined with a touch of fading at one area. Scarce NL Championship team ball featuring several key notable players. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. GD/VG-EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,925.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 343 Jimmie Foxx c.1940s signed menu with (3) other autographed period pieces. Includes "The Terrace Room" heavy stock fold over menu, signed on the cover "Jimie Foxx." Fountain pen signature rates 8 out of 10 with period shellac applied. Menu has scattered wear, creasing, and wrinkling; 1938 Baseball Writers Dinner program signed on the cover by (10) including Durocher, R.Collins, Jurgess, Medwick, Lobert, and others. Pencil signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10, program displays scattered wear with fold lines and area of discoloration; and pair of 1940s scorecards displaying light to moderate wear, toning including (1) signed by Lefty Gomez (pencil rating 8/9 out of 10) and other signed by Don Heffner (fountain pen rating 9 out of 10). Includes individual full LOAs or certificates from PSA/DNA: Range VG-EX/MT, Sigs. EX-NM ($500-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 344 1933 National League All-Star partial team signed baseball. Rare ball representing one of very few which we have handled with direct relation to the Inaugural All-Star Game as played in Chicago. Red and black stitched Spalding J.Heydler Official American League baseball has been signed by (14) including Klein, O'Doul, Berger (twice), Wilson, P.Waner, Bartell, Terry, Hallahan, Hartnett, Hafey, Lotshaw (trainer), Hubbell, English, and Schumacher. Period black fountain pen signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10. Ball has heavy coat of period shellac which has toned to a candy apple coloration. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA (matching numbered certification label has been affixed to ball): Ball EX with note to toning, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 345 Jimmie Foxx and Rogers Hornsby et. al. autographed baseball c.1960s. Reach J.Cronin OAL baseball has been signed by approximately (18) including Jimmie Foxx (sweetspot rating 8 to 8/9 out of 10), Rogers Hornsby (8), Charlie Keller, Bill Terry, Lefty Grove (6 to 6/7), and Ed Rommel with those remaining mostly affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles in the early 1960s. Ink signatures rate 5/6 to 8/9 out of 10 with a few lesser. Ball displays moderate even toning. Ideal Foxx signature for display being an extremely strong sweetspot example. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. VG-EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 346 Hall of Fame autographed baseball with (11) signatures including Cobb and Foxx c.1960s. Cream colored Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (10) including Speaker, Cobb, Dickey (twice), Lyons, Foxx, Hubbell, Vance, Schalk, P.Waner, and Gehringer. Ink signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10 with hairline smudge to Cobb. Ball has generally even coloration with one slightly more accentuated spot and retains well defined League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($5,000-$7,500) $3,333.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 347 Hall of Fame autographed baseball with (7) signatures c.1960s. Lightly toned/soiled Spalding baseball has been signed by Jimmie Foxx, Elmer Flick, George Sisler, Warren Giles, Sam Rice, Bill Dickey, and former Commissioner William Eckert. Ink signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10. Likely signed at an Induction ceremony during the 1965-1968 time period in which Eckert was in office. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM/MT ($750-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 348 Hall of Fame autographed baseball with (9) signatures c.1959. Cream colored Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (9) including Cobb, Foxx, Schalk, Wheat, Baker, Grove, Hornsby, Waner, and Cronin. Ink signatures rate 7 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration with toned areas of shellac applied over signatures and has "7-26-59" identifier written on. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX-NM ($3,000-$4,000) $2,396.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 349 1939 Hall of Fame Game ticket from Inaugural Induction Ceremony signed Ruth, Cobb, et. al. Original ticket issued for June 12, 1939 event held at Doubleday Field immediately following the Induction Ceremonies which would become an annual event. Signed on the back by (6) including Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Clark Griffith, noted period sportscaster Arch McDonald ("C.B.S." written in his hand below autograph), and (2) others whom cannot be identified. Pencil signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10 with Ruth being the strongest. Ticket displays a hint of light scattered wear and creasing. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: Ticket EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($3,000-$4,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 350 Scarce New York Yankees 1942 World Series pennant. Full sized blue felt pennant with screened on titling and player graphic remains well preserved with little mentionable wear. Highly uncommon version is the first we have seen in some time: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 351 1943 Joe McCarthy single signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "To My Very Good Friend Art Olsen, From Joe McCarthy." Noted in his hand on the panel below "Yanks 1943." Period black fountain pen signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration with a small area of blemish mentioned for accuracy and retains unusually bold League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 352 1937 World Series Champion New York Yankees team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (24) including Gehrig (sweetspot 6 to 6/7 out of 10), Rolfe, Lazzeri, Ruffing, Crosetti, Dickey, and others. DiMaggio, Gomez, Selkirk, Malone, Fletcher, and Pearson are clubhouse signed. Fountain pen signatures rate 3 to 6/7 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $2,662.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 353 Exceptional Joe DiMaggio pre Major Leagues autographed photograph c.1930s. 8"x10" Sepia toned photograph of a young Joe DiMaggio while playing with the San Francisco Seals of Pacific Coast League. In the short time that he played with the storied franchise, DiMaggio was their brightest star. In 1933 he went on a (61) game hitting streak and in 1935 lead them to a League Championship while earning Most Valuable Player honors. Photograph exhibits light wear and chipping which is largely confined to the edges and light consistent age toning. Signed in the period in fountain pen, "Best Wishes, Joe DiMaggio" rating 7 to 8 out of 10. Highly desirable early career signed photograph and one of the finest we have handled. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has been encapsulated by PSA (Type I with PSA/DNA certification noted): EX-EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 354 1938 Minneapolis Millers team photo premium with Ted Williams. Period photographic premium picturing the 1938 Millers team with a young Ted Williams on the threshold of his Major League debut. Consistent age toning throughout with some staining to right side and some scattered wear including a vertical crease and small pinhole: GD-VG ($300-$500) $120.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 355 High grade 1948 "Negro Heroes" comic book with Jackie Robinson cover. Highly visual comic book published the year after Robinson made his Major League debut remaining in well preserved state overall with a hint of age toning. Wear is near entirely confined to lower edge which has a touch of chipping: NM ($200-$400) $251.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 356 Negro League multi-signed bat with approximately (50) signatures. Early full sized wooden baseball bat, side written in grease pencil and dated 1923 has been signed by approximately (50) former Negro League players. Includes Monte Irvin, Wilmer Fields, Buck O'Neill, Edsall Walker, Sherwood Brewer, Connie Johnson, Nap Gulley, Charlie Biot, Verdell Mathis, Double Duty (Radcliffe), Lester Lockett, Willie Pope, Sam Jethroe, Superman Pennington, and others. Signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10. Bat displays light to moderate evident wear and retains fine display qualities. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Bat EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM/MT ($300-$500) $438.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 357 Satchel Paige vintage autographed photograph c.1950s. Black and white 8"x10" photo has been signed at lower front, "Best Wishes from Satchel Paige." Fountain pen signature rates 8 out of 10. "St. Louis Browns" stamping on back with player name/position filled in along with year "1953." Very light wear mentioned for accuracy. Choice signed image dating to his playing days is one of the nicest we have handled in some time. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 358 Kansas City Monarchs vs. Philadelphia Stars advertising broadside c.1940s-1950s. Desirable original advertising display for game played in Kansas City at Blues Stadium. Proclaims the event to be the "World's Largest Base Ball Opening Day." Central area is well preserved with consistent age toning throughout. Wear is confined to edges with top edge having more. Somewhat more accentuated at upper left corner which has some creasing. Highly visual display piece with mention of two of the most celebrated teams of the period: EX ($500-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 359 Kansas City Monarchs advertising broadside with Satchel Paige c.1940s. Heavy cardboard stock advertising display for game played in Kingston, New York "Featuring Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Monarchs." Paige is pictured at lower right in uniform and touted as "The Ageless Wonder." Light consistent toning with scattered wear inclusive of a half circle of rust which runs over Paige image and continues to top, mild creasing, and more accentuated crease to lower right corner. Mounted to backing board and it is possible that a touch of restoration work has been performed: Technical VG-EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 360 Kansas City Monarchs vs. Indianapolis Clowns Opening Day advertising broadside c.1943. Desirable original advertising display for game played in Kansas City at Blues Stadium. Proclaims the Monarchs "World Negro Champions" likely dating it to 1943 following their World Series victory of the previous year. Noted player "King Tut" is pictured at lower right. Central area is well preserved with consistent age toning throughout. Wear is largely confined to top and bottom edges which have accentuated toning. Chip to lower right corner. Light scattered toning/discoloration: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 361 Highly visual Kansas City Monarchs vs. Chicago American Giants advertising broadside c.1941-1952. Desirable original advertising display for game played at Comiskey Park which served as the Giants home from 1941-1952. Features a Monarchs team image at bottom with their popular flag logo above. Mild toning throughout with areas of slightly more pronounced discoloration/toning. Scattered light to moderate wear includes some creasing/wrinkling, touch of loss at extreme upper left corner, and small tear at bottom edge. Series of pencil notation are likely related to the production process. One of the most appealing examples we have handled: VG-EX ($1,500-$2,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 362 Scarce "ECL" baseball athletic sweater attributed to the Eastern Colored League c.1923-1928. Beginning in 1923 as a result of a split from the Negro National League by the Hilldale Club and the Bacharach Giants the Eastern Colored League was formed with the help of noted promoter Nat Strong. The league lasted for several years serving as a viable East Coast alternative and served in part to the inaugural 1924 Negro League World Series played in Kansas City. In 1928 the league disbanded due mostly to team and player dissension. Offered is an incredible relic with likely relation to the Eastern Colored League. Full size maroon pullover sweater retaining its original "ECL" applied white lettering across the front. Two button configuration at the collar area with a shawl style collar. Original manufacturer tagging remains inside the tail but is tattered from wear and although not definitive appears to present as a Stall & Dean manufacturing label. Overall condition is very fine with some expected wear to a few areas including some minor moth holes to a few spots on the "ECL" lettering. This particular garment originated from the personal collection of PGA Hall of Fame member and longtime hobbyist Ron Rolfe whom recently passed away. Mr. Rolfe was a highly regarded collector and long time client of our company who we were honored to represent in selling his collection earlier this past year. On numerous occasions Mr. Rolfe relayed the history of the offered sweater to us as having been given to him as thanks by an African American golf caddie with whom he had befriended at his country club. Rolfe stated that he had helped the man with some personal matters and in turn had been presented with the sweater which had belonged to a relative involved with the Negro Leagues in the Philadelphia area. While obviously only a personal account of the history, it is interesting to note that the several clubs including the Hilldale team were based in the Philadelphia area. Additionally, an "ECL" sweater of notable similarity is visible within the classic 1924 Negro League World Series panoramic photograph picturing the Hilldale team and the Kansas City Monarchs club. "Lambert" the trainer pictured at the far right end of the image is visible wearing a nearly identical sweater with several distinct characteristics inclusive of the two button collar formation and specific font formation of the ECL lettering. Vintage Negro League uniform pieces of importance are exceedingly scarce with the offered example believed to be a uniquely surviving specimen. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($5,000-$10,000) $3,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 362a Rare and important 1924 Hilldale Athletic Club (Daisies) Eastern Colored League Championship medal. Incredible scarcity which was recently discovered within the estate of the consignor from which the ECL Negro League sweater within this auction originated. The Hilldale club was one of the more powerful teams of the short lived Eastern Colored League boasting several notable players including Biz Mackey and Judy Johnson. The team captured the Eastern Colored League pennant for each of the years 1923, 1924, and 1925. This particular medal originated from the same family source as the ECL sweater within this auction and as such adds great import to both the pin and, in turn, further corroborated sweater. The pin itself is of a typical brass medium suspended from an original red, white, and blue ribbon. “E.C.L. 1924 Champions” inscribed on the front surrounding baseball shaped décor in the center. Reverse of the pin is incised, “Hilldale A. C.”. Overall condition is very fine with light general age toning and surface wear while retaining its original patina. The 1924 season saw the Hilldale Club represent the ECL in the inaugural Negro League World Series in which they were defeated by the Kansas City Monarchs. This particular medal represents one of the most significant Negro League related awards to have ever been offered at public auction with special note to additional relevance to the 1924 Negro League World Series. Given the economic budgets of the Negro League franchises of the 1920-30s era it is important to note the true scarcity of such awards with the offered specimen serving as a possible lone surviving exemplar. Notable discovery of historical import and marked value as a significant Negro League championship award piece. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 363 Kansas City Giants vs. Birmingham Black Barons advertising broadside c.1950s. Original advertising display for game played at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City. Touts numerous "Major League Prospects" which fans can come out to see. Barons are referred to as "The Yankees of Negro League Baseball" and "Willie Mays is one of its former stars." Scattered wear with large section missing at top and areas of discoloration throughout: VG with note to missing section ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 364 Lot of (23) assorted theme advertising broadsides c.1940s-1950s. Large grouping represents the balance of those which were found alongside a selection of the Negro League displays also offered in this sale. Themes are varied (with some light duplication) to include: colorful "Bronco Bustin" rodeo, Golden Gloves boxing, regional politics, Frank Yankovick, and Colleen Moore's $435,000 Doll House. Varying degrees of wear throughout including light to heavy toning, some creasing, rips/tear, and chipping. Small number have severe damage: Range FR/PR-EX ($500-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 365 1951 Jackie Robinson signed Government postcard. Government issued postcard has been signed on front, "Jackie Robinson" in bold fountain pen rating 8/9 out of 10. Light toning from age with a touch of wear at corners/edges. Trimmed at one edge. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM-MT, Card. EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 366 Pair of vintage Negro League/Cuban related souvenir pins c.1950s. Includes (2) 1.75" buttons (both missing pin backing) including "Black Yankees Baseball Stars" and "Cuban All Stars Baseball Champions." Light scattered wear and moderate toning: VG-EX ($150-$300) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 366a 1955 World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers Schaefer Beer die cut advertising display. Die cut cardboard display features three dimensional view of players in team photo like pose. Scattered wear inclusive of tears, fold lines and creasing. Several, mostly very small, areas of surface loss, and some chipping which primarily affects the top center portion which also has several small holes. Measures 14"x21" overall and is housed within shadowbox style frame for display: GD-VG ($500-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 367 1957 Gil Hodges All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 33oz. Very desirable bat as issued to Hodges for his participation in the 1957 All-Star game played at St. Louis. The bat shows evident use including ball marks, stitching impressions, and rack marks. Model number H178 stamped on knob end with " ALL STAR GAME HODGES ST. LOUIS 1957" on barrel end. Bat perfectly matches H&B factory ordering records as being one of two produced for Hodges for the 1957 All-Star Game in which he had one at bat. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA John Taube (Graded GU 10) and Hunt Auctions: EX-EX/MT ($2,500-$3,500) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 368 Jim Gilliam professional model baseball bat c.1950s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 33.6oz. Bat remains in fine original uncracked condition with evident use including ballmarks, stitching impressions, and rack marks. Model number U1 stamped on knob end along with period "19" written in black marker. Very strong example from a key member of the Brooklyn Dodgers championship teams. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 368a Pee Wee Reese's personal favored shotgun c.1950s-1970s. Remington (16) gauge Sportsman 48 shotgun displaying surface wear and a touch of chipping to wooden portions and scattered rust on metal. Includes signed letter of provenance from Reese's daughter attesting to the provenance and stating that it was his favorite, used from the 1950s-1970s. We are unaware of functionality: VG-EX ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 369 Original "Bum" artwork attributed to Willard Mullin. India ink rendering of Mullin's beloved character looking back over his shoulder as he contemplates making off with a pair of socks hanging on clothesline. Unsigned but executed in his inimitable style. Heavy artist's stock paper measures 10.5"x13.5" with little to no mentionable wear: NM ($250-$500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 370 1967 Hall of Fame Induction program signed by (10) including Jackie Robinson. Fold over paper stock program issued for the 1967 Induction Ceremonies has been signed on the cover by Robinson, Gehringer, Giles, Harridge, L.Waner, Grove, Ruffing, Schalk, Frick, and Cronin. Mostly ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10 (minute condition issue affects only the Waner). Program itself has light toning throughout with a vertical centerfold. Highly desirable piece as related to Robinson's Induction year with note to his place in the history of baseball and America. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Program EX, Sigs. EX-NM ($750-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 371 Elston Howard professional model baseball bat c.1965-1968. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" long and weighs 34oz. The bat shows outstanding use with ball marks throughout the hitting surface, cleat marks and rack marks. Pine tar remnants remain on the handle, which has been scored and has a substantial repaired crack. In addition, a series of vintage nails are securing deadwood on the back barrel. Model #K55 is stamped on the knob which has a large circle of green coloration. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 372 1965 John Purdin Los Angeles Dodgers professional model road uniform attributed to the World Series. Desirable complete uniform, dates to the teams' Championship season. Flannel jersey has "Los Angeles" team name lettered across the front in stylized font with player number "35" below. Number also appears on back. "Rawlings" manufacturer's tag on front tail with the size "42" and "Purdin 65" is chain stitched below. Wash tag on inside front tail has adjacent "Set 1 1965" flag tag. Matching pants have similar Rawlings, wash, and year/set flag tags. Also present in waistband is embroidered strip tag reading "Purdin 33 26." Very well preserved all original uniform with light evident usage and wash wear. Includes signed letter from Purdin stating that this is the uniform which he wore during the 1965 World Series (while he did not pitch he is listed on the Dodgers Series roster) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 373 "Safe at Home" movie poster featuring Mantle and Maris c.1962. Original 22"x28" one sheet poster advertising the noted Mantle/Maris film just after their noted 1961 season. Both pictured and identified within pennant flags at top with fan filled stadium background. Very minor scattered wear with typical fold lines: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 374 Moose Skowron professional model baseball bat c.1961-1964. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" long and weighs 32.6oz. Heavy evident usage wear with ball transfer and stitch marks throughout the hitting surface which has grain separation and rack marks. Model #R43 is stamped on the knob which has factory "32 1/4" pencil notation. Cracked and repaired handle has healthy coat of pine tar. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 375 Hall of Famers and stars autographed baseball c.1960s. Spalding W.Giles ONL ball has been signed by (11) including Jackie Robinson, Elston Howard, Roger Maris, Joe McCarthy (largely faded), Joe Cronin, Frank Frisch, Edd Roush, Bill McKechnie, Frank Crosetti, Al Schact, and Tom Henrich. Ink signatures rate 6/7 to 7/8 out of 10 (with note to McCarthy). Ball displays toning, soiling, and usage wear throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG-VG/EX, Sigs. VG-EX/MT ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 376 Brooks Robinson autographed professional model baseball bat c.1971-1979. Adirondack 302 model baseball bat with "Brooks Robinson" block lettered into the barrel end measures 34" long and weighs 32.9oz. Model number 170B appears in the knob end which also has faint "Brooks" notation along with bat weight. Light to moderate evident usage wear scattered about the barrel and handle has faint vestiges of crisscross tape outline. Signed in blue marker rating 8 out of 10, "Brooks Robinson Cooperstown 1983." Includes LOA from PSA/DNA John Taube, auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat): EX ($750-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 377 Brooks Robinson autographed Memorial Stadium base. Vintage Rawlings base as issued for use in Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, signed across the front, "Brooks Robinson Memorial Stadium." Black marker signature rates 8 out of 10. One of a small grouping which we originally offered in our November 2010 sale which came housed within the original shipping box addressed to the team. Includes auction LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: NM ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 378 Mid 1960s Mickey Mantle professional model baseball bat. Adirondack Northern White Ash 302 baseball bat with "Mantle" block lettered into the barrel end has model number "113A" stamped in knob. The bat measures 35" long and weighs 32oz with evident usage wear throughout. Hitting surface shows a hint of grain swelling and is coated in ball transfer and stitch marks. Upper handle has 7" of vintage tape applied and there are no visible cracks. Very fine and desirable Adirondak Mantle game bat exemplar with outstanding usage characteristics dating to the prime of his Hall of Fame career. Includes LOA from SGS and LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG-EX ($15,000-$20,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 379 Rare 1954 Casey Stengel New York Yankees professional model home jersey. The "Old Professor" remains to date one of the most successful managers in the history of Major League Baseball. Stengel piloted the Yankees to multiple World Championships during the 1950s-1960s era including a record five consecutive crowns from 1949-1953. As Stengel was quoted in 1949 when hired to take over the Yankees team, "There is less wrong then any team I have ever managed." While the fact that the Yankees were laden with All-Star caliber players cannot be ignored, it was Stengel who excelled at managing that same elite group to unprecedented success during a highly competitive period in Major League Baseball. The offered jersey was passed down to the Minor League affiliate for use and retains its original Spalding tag in the collar along with size 42 flag tag. "37 C. Stengel" chain stitched onto the tail front with dry clean and "Set 1 1954" flag tag inside the tail. The shirt itself remains in very fine condition with light to moderate evident use while retaining fine patina and original color. Missing three buttons. The NY logo and #37 on the reverse have both been professionally restored with vestiges of the Minor League "S" emblem and #6 visible underneath. This particular Stengel Yankees home jersey represents one a scant few from the Hall of Fame member who is regarded among the greatest managers in Yankees history. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX (with note to restored logo/number) ($10,000-$15,000) $8,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 380 1970 Baltimore Orioles World Series ring. 14K gold ring issued as presented in honor of the Baltimore Orioles 1970 World Championship against the Cincinnati Reds. Top panel of the ring features "Baltimore Orioles World Champions" encircling a rendering of Memorial stadium with an inset diamond of approx. one half carat. One side panel displays "1970" at top with enamelwork Orioles hat below and "P.Santarone" in block lettering indicative of Orioles long time groundskeeper Pat Santarone. Other side panel features a very attractive enamelwork American League pennant beneath the eagle symbol. Marked "Jenkins 14K" on interior ring band. Highly desirable World Championship ring dating to the pinnacle of the Orioles dynasty teams during the 1960-1970s era: EX-MT ($7,000-$10,000) $8,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 381 1969 Baltimore Orioles AL Championship wristwatch. Fine quality men's wristwatch as issued to commemorate the Orioles 1969 American League Championship. Dial facade displays the Orioles logo with "American League Champions 1969" in block lettering along with the MLB logo (designed in 1969). Marked "LeCoultre" on the dial with "10K gold filled" on the reverse. Inscribed to former Orioles groundskeeper Pat Santarone on the verso. Self winding watch in working order: EX-MT ($1,000-$2,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 382 1958 Rochester Red Wings professional model home jersey. Cream colored flannel jersey has "Red Wings" embroidered team logo across the front in stylized font. Player number "34" appears below and on the back. Left sleeve Red Wings logo "8222" embroidered patch which was worn in recognition of that number of original shareholders. "Rawlings" tag on front tail with adjacent size "46" tag. Wash tag on inside front tail along with "set 1 1958" flag tag. Light evident usage/wash wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 383 Important Joe DiMaggio 1951 World Series ring. The 1951 season marked the final campaign in DiMaggio's illustrious 13 year career fittingly with another World Championship marking the ninth of his career. Accordingly, DiMaggio was to receive the final World Series ring of his career. Some years later during the 1960s Joe DiMaggio's World Series rings were reported as having been stolen from his room at the Lexington Hotel in New York. To date, none of the rings which were stolen have ever been recovered. Fortunately for DiMaggio he was wearing his 1936 ring which was the first of his career and has been retained by the family to this day. Subsequent to DiMaggio+s playing career George Steinbrenner and the Yankees honored Joe during a ceremony at the stadium during which he was presented with a complete set of replica World Series rings to replace the missing original copies. This set along with rings from the 1990s championship teams were offered within our 2006 Joe DiMaggio Collection live auction conducted on behalf of the DiMaggio family. Prior to the emergence of the Balfour company in the 1950s the majority of World Championship rings were produced by the highly regarded jeweler Dieges & Clust. The firm was founded in 1898 and produced many of the most recognizable award pieces in the history of sport inclusive of Olympic medals, Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player awards, Heisman trophy award, and World Series rings. As customary for the Dieges & Clust firm a company representative would on occasion be sent to the winning team to deliver the World Series rings as well as to confirm sizing of same. The senior salesman of Dieges & Clust had been working with Joe DiMaggio and another Yankees player during such a visit when, according to family history, DiMaggio had indicated he would prefer to have another award from the firm such as either a hunting rifle or custom made fishing rod with solid gold engraved handle in the stead of the ring given that the design was identical to several which he had received over the past few seasons. The ring was given to the senior executive of Dieges & Clust who retained it and wore it proudly for the remainder of his career until his passing and subsequent bequeath to his family. As such, offered is the Joe DiMaggio 1951 New York Yankees World Series ring retained by the family of the Dieges & Clust family member from the time of its acquisition until its current offering. 14K gold ring presents beautifully with "New York Yankees World Champions" on top panel encircling a diamond shaped baseball field housing its original period mine cut diamond measuring approximately 1/2 carat size. Each size panel features "1951" dating at top above Yankees logo with laurel decor surrounding. "Joe DiMaggio" name incised in appropriate period script inside the interior ring band along with Dieges & Clust hallmark. The ring exhibits light to moderate age wear while clearly having been carefully preserved. This particular ring is consistent in every fashion with other documented 1951 Yankees World Series rings inclusive of Dieges & Clust hallmark, player name inscription engraving, and diamond type. Additionally, the 14K gold manufacture is proper with relation to actual World Series rings of the period as opposed to the lesser quality salesman sample rings of 10K consistency. While there is no succinct manner in which we can confirm that this is the only such 1951 World Series ring given to Joe DiMaggio we can confirm that it is consistent is every fashion with an authentic Joe DiMaggio 1951 World Series ring. It is also certainly plausible that this in fact was the only 1951 World Series ring manufactured for DiMaggio in 1951 and was never part of the group of rings stolen from the Lexington Hotel in accordance with the family history of the Dieges & Clust executive. Truly exceptional championship award piece with a notably intriguing history quite possibly ranking as one of the more significant player World Series rings to have entered the marketplace. NOTE: At the request of the family of the Dieges & Clust employee in honor of his memory a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the ring will be donated to the Joe DiMaggio Hospital in Florida. We were honored to work with the hospital during our 2006 Joe DiMaggio Collection live auction and applaud the gesture of the consignor and their family to support such a worthy entity. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (ring materials/age) and letter of provenance from the family of the Dieges & Clust employee: EX-MT ($50,000-$100,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 384 1969 Russ Nagelson Cleveland Indians professional model road jersey. Vest style flannel jersey has original Indians team logo patch on left front chest and player number "25" on right. 1969 MLB patch above has been restored. Player number "25" on back remains original as well with name " Nagelson" above restored. "Rawlings" manunfacturer's tag on front tail with the size "44" and wash tag below has adjacent "Set 1 1969" flag tag. Evident usage and wash wear throughout. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 386 Rocky Colavito professional model baseball bat c.1965-1968. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 33.4oz. The bat shows evident usage wear with ball marks throughout the hitting surface (light grain separation) and rack marks. Model #K55 is stamped on the knob which has factory "33.5" notation and several period black marker markings. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 387 1957 Ray Crone Milwaukee Braves professional model road jersey (Championship season). Road gray jersey with black/red trim has "Braves" team name lettered across the front in script style font has classic tomahawk logo below. Player number "20" also appears on front and in larger font on back. Period "screaming Brave" patch on sleeve is a replacement. "Wilson" manufacturer's tag appears on front left tail with adjacent wash tag and year "1957" embroidered strip tag. Additional strip tag in collar has the name, "Crone." Includes pair of period pants for display with same "Wilson" and wash tags along with "extra" and year "58" embroidered strip tags. Evident usage and wash wear throughout. Fine example as dates to a fabled Championship season. Includes LOAs from MEARS (graded A9.5) and Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 388 1969 Jim Engelhardt California Angels professional model road jersey. Grey flannel shirt retains its original "Angels" team name across the front with #16 on the reverse. Tim McAuliffe manufacturer's tagging is affixed to the tail front along with "69" and "46" year and size tagging. 1969 baseball anniversary patch is missing from left sleeve with shadowing of same visible. General moderate wear overall remaining in fine original condition. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 389 1963 Tony Cloninger Milwaukee Braves professional model road jersey. Grey flannel jersey retaining its original "Braves" team name across the front with #40 on both front and back. "Cloninger" name lettering has been removed from the back. MacGregor tagging is present within the collar area along with "Set 2 1963" tag and "Cloninger" chain stitched strip tag. Additional MacGregor Set 2 1963 tag is found inside the tail front. The jersey exhibits general use throughout including some age toning to the surface. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (jersey) and JSA (autograph): EX ($750-$1,250) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 390 1970 Oakland Athletics professional model road jersey. Vest style flannel jersey has "A's" team logo on left front chest and player number "17" right. Number also appears on back below the name "Klimkowski." Ron Klimkowski did not join the team until 1971 and a "shell" from the previous season was evidently used. "McAuliffe" manufacturer's tag on front tail with adjacent size "44" and year "70" tags. Light evident usage and wash wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 391 1971 Jim Shellenback Washington Senators professional model road jersey. Road gray jersey with "Senators" team name lettered across the front in script style logo font has player number "16" on back. In the collar is a "Wilson" manufacturer's tag with the size "44." "1971 - Set 2" is chain stitched in front tail. Well preserved with light evident usage and wash wear. Fine example dating to their last season in Washington. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 392 Bill Veeck single signed baseball. Rawlings L.MacPhail Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Bill Veeck." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10, ball displays light to moderate toning. Fine example of this highly desirable and seldom offered Hall of Fame single. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 393 1967 St. Louis Cardinals team autographed baseball. Cream color Giles NL ball signed by (24) members of the World Series Champion Cardinals to include Maris, Carlton, McCarver, Schoendienst, Musial, Flood, Brock, and Cepeda. No Gibson. Signatures range from 7 to 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 394 1968 St. Louis Cardinals team autographed baseball. Clean off white Giles National League ball signed by (24) members of the NL Champion Cardinals to include Gibson, Brock, Maris, McCarver, Schoendienst, Cepeda, and Carlton. Signatures range from 7 to 9 out of 10. Very strong condition example of a classic 1960s era championship team ball. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 395 1976 World Champion Cincinnati Reds team signed baseball. Spalding C.Feeney ONL ball has been signed by (29) members of the Big Red Machine incl. Rose, Morgan, Griffey, Bench, Anderson, Foster, Perez, and others. Ink signatures rate 6/7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays a shade off pure white and retains well defined League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT-NM, Sigs. EX-NM ($400-$600) $660.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 396 Carl Yastrzemski professional model baseball bat c.1980-1983. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat has 'Carl Yastrzemski" facsimile impressed in the barrel end with "C271" model number above. Measures 34.5" long and weighs 32.7oz with evident usage wear throughout including scattered ball marks and cleat impressions. Handle has a moderate coat of pine tar applied with a very minor crack. Knob end has black marker "8" written over white. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX ($750-$1,000) $483.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 397 Nestor Chylak 1973 All-Star Game 10K gold ring. Presentational ring having milky colored stone at top with MLB logo to one shank and "All Star 1973" on other. Interior band is marked "NC 10K LX." Light evident wear. Ring is size 11.5 and weighs (15) grams: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $715.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 398 1975 American League Champion Boston Red Sox team signed baseball. Spalding L.MacPhail OAL baseball has been signed by (20) including Yastrzemski, Rice, Lynn, Tiant, Petrocelli, Pesky, and others. Ink signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays a slight hint of minor toning and retains well defined League stampings. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 399 1976 American League Champion New York Yankees team signed baseball. Spalding L.MacPhail Official American League baseball has been signed by (25) including Munson, Hunter, Berra, Lemon, Martin, Howard, Nettles, Chambliss, Rivers, White, Gamble, and others. Ink signatures rate 7 to 8/9 out of 10 (average 8). Ball is uncommonly clean displaying white coloration with bold League stampings. Highly desirable ball, seldom offered in this state of preservation. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 400 George Steinbrenner single signed baseball. Budig American League ball signed across the sweetspot by Steinbrenner in blue ink. Signature rates 9 out of 10 with a hint of light toning around the autograph. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $500.00
 
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