Completed Live Auctions

 
Back Items For The Auction of July 15th and 16th, 2013  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 501 Significant Roy Campanella Hall of Fame display plaque. Original presentational piece given to Roy Campanella upon his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Features photographic replica of his original plaque housed in gilt titled matting and tooled leather frame. Extremely desirable example is one of the most notable Hall of Fame member plaques to come to auction and likely the most significant of any Brooklyn Dodgers player. Measures 10"x12" overall with scattered wear to leather at several places around edges. Includes letter of provenance from the Campanella Family: EX ($10,000-$15,000) $16,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 502 Vintage Flatbush Avenue metal sign. Original cast iron sign reminiscent of the location where the famed Ebbets Field once stood. Double sided with nearly all of the period cream colored painted on lettering intact. Scattered light wear with a touch of rust. 25.5" Long: VG-EX ($500-$750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 503 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers National League Champions presentational travel case. Navy blue zippered leather case with impressed gilt "Dodgers" stylized team logo and titling. Interior contains complete set of polished metal appointed gentleman's accessories. Mild wear to both case and contents. Marked "Tommy Traveler" on interior manufacturer's tag: EX/MT ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 504 Brooklyn Dodgers children's uniform c.1940s. Charming flannel uniform, custom made by Rawlings in the period and tagged in identical style as those created for Major League use. Cream colored jersey has "Dodgers" team name across the front and the number "1/4" on back. "Rawlings" and "Dry Clean Only" tags are in collar, both also appear in pants. Hat has the letter "M" embroidered on interior leather band. Evident usage wear throughout with all pieces retaining fine display quality. Includes small (2.5" square) snapshot photograph of a young boy wearing the uniform: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $706.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 505 1958 Roy Sievers sterling silver presentational bowl for "Outstanding Contributions to Baseball." Large presentational bowl with incised titling on the front reading, "The Clark C. Griffith Memorial Trophy, Awarded to The Person Making The Outstanding Contribution to Baseball In 1957." Sits atop circular wooden base with additional silver band which reads, "Presented to Roy Sievers By The Touchdown Club of Washington, D.C., January 11, 1958." Bowl itself weighs (3) lbs. and marked on the bottom, "Paul Revere Reproduction, International Sterling D263." Stands just under 10" tall with 7.5" footprint, bowl opening 11.5" across. Mild tarnish which would likely clean off with polishing and some very light scattered wear to base: EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 506 1955 Roy Sievers "Outstanding Washington National Player" award. Appealing 16.5" tall trophy with upper cast metal portion being a batter standing atop raised platform on wooden base. Affixed metal placard reads, "Outstanding Washington National Player 1955 Roy Sievers." Fine condition overall with a touch light tarnish and a handful of minute nicks to wood. Figure is missing bat: EX/MT ($500-$750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 507 1957 Roy Sievers "Outstanding Washington Senators Player" award. Well rendered figural batter atop square wooden base stands 15.5" tall with 6.25"x7.25" footprint. Affixed metal placard reads, "Outstanding Washington Senators Player 1957 Roy Sievers, Presented by The Boys of The Boys Club of Greater Washington." Fine condition overall with a handful of minute nicks to wood: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 508 1958 Roy Sievers presentational award. Large metal cup has been engraved on the front, "Presented to Roy Sievers At Baseball Dinner of Union Leader Fund, Manchester, N.H., January 15, 1958." Marked on the bottom, "Towle Sterling 255 Filled Reinforced." Mild tarnish: EX/MT ($200-$400) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 509 Very fine Hank Aaron c.1950s autographed photograph. Black and white career era action image has been signed at upper left, "Best Wishes, Hank Aaron." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10 offering stark contrast with white background over which it rests. Image (7.75"x9") remains very well preserved with incidental wear limited to extreme edges. Without qualification one of the very best Aaron autographed photographs we have handled. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Displays NM ($400-$600) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 510 Choice Hank Aaron c.1950s autographed photograph. Black and white career image has been signed at middle front, "Best Wishes, Hank Aaron." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Image (7.5"x9") remains very well preserved with little to no mentionable wear. Highly desirable and very seldom offered in this early format. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 511 1958 Joe Adcock Milwaukee Braves professional model road jersey. Desirable example with relation to a key member of the National League Championship team. Gray flannel zipper front jersey has "Braves" team name lettered across the front in logo font above their familiar Tomahawk logo. Below is player number, "9", which also appears on back. Screaming Indian logo patch appears on left sleeve and all red/black accent piping remains intact. "Wilson" manufacturer's tag appears on front tail with the size, "44", and an embroidered "1958" year tag is below. Additional tag normally found in collar is no longer present. Evident usage and wash wear throughout remaining well preserved overall. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey): EX ($5,000-$7,500) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 512 1962 Birdie Tebbets autographed Milwaukee Braves professional model home jersey (Manager). Cream colored flannel zipper front jersey with "Braves" team name lettered across the front in logo font above their familiar Tomahawk logo. Below is the number "6" which also appears on back. Screaming Indian patch is present on left sleeve and all red/black accent piping is intact. Partial embroidered strip tag (approximately 1/4 missing) in collar reads "Tebbets Set 2 - 19." Signed below strip tag in marker rating 7 out of 10 with slight bleed. On the front tail is a "Wilson" manufacturer's tag with the size "46." Evident usage and wash wear throughout with scattered fraying (mostly at neck line) and some small separations to applied numbers. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey) and auction LOA from JSA (auto): EX ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 513 1958 Lew Burdette Milwaukee Braves professional model road jersey. Fine all original example dating to a National League Championship season as relates to a key team member. Gray flannel zipper front jersey has "Braves" team name lettered across the front in logo font above their familiar Tomahawk logo. Below is player number, "33", which also appears on back. Screaming Indian logo patch appears on left sleeve and all red/black accent piping remains intact. In the collar is an embroidered strip tag reading "Burdette 1958." "Wilson" manufacturer's tag appears on front tail with the size, "44." Evident usage and wash wear throughout with some light surface pilling and a few very minor/minute fabric pulls/holes. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey): EX ($5,000-$7,500) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 514 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 and 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 dating to a fabled Championship season. Includes LOAs from MEARS (graded A9.5) and Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 515 1955 Bobby Thomson Milwaukee Braves professional model home jersey. Cream colored flannel zipper front jersey has "Braves" team name lettered across the front in logo font above their familiar Tomahawk logo. Below is the number "34" which also appears on back. Attractive Indian head logo patch appears on left sleeve and all red/black accent piping is intact. On the front tail is a "Wilson" manufacturer's tag with the size "46", a wash tag, and "55" chain stitch embroidered year strip tag. Evident usage and wash wear throughout with some light surface pilling. A few short seasons earlier Thomson had earned a place among baseball's immortals with his "Shot Heard Round The World" in the 1951 NL Playoffs. Fine all original example of the Braves classic style. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey): EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 516 1952 Jim Wilson Boston Braves professional model road jersey. Gray flannel jersey has "Braves" team name lettered across the front in logo font above their familiar Tomahawk logo. The number "19" is on back. Attractive Indian head logo patch appears on left sleeve and all red/black accent piping remains intact. In the collar is a "Horace Partridge" label and adjacent size "44" tag. On the front tail are a pair of chain stitch embroidered player/year identifier strip tags reading "Wilson" and "52". Evident usage and wash wear throughout with some light surface pilling and very minor scattered staining. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey): EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 517 Exceptional Willie Mays vintage signed photograph c.1950s. Black and white 8"x10" photograph of Mays in New York Giants uniform, signed in the period "Best Wishes Willie Mays." Fountain pen signature rates 8 out of 10, image has the slightest hint of incidental toning mentioned purely for accuracy. One of the best career contemporary Mays signed pieces we have offered. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$1,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 518 Del Rice professional model late 1950s to early 1960s catcher's mitt with related material. Rawlings mitt retaining well defined "professional model", "HF" and "Deep Well Pocket" markings on interior and period "Rawlings" manufacturer's tag on back. Displays appropriate usage wear with well defined pocket. Webbing appears original and remains intact as does the wrist strap. Vintage signed and inscribed along pinky area in ink, "To Terry - Randy, Good Luck, Del Rice." "Rice" is written on twice in faded vintage black marker on outside. Includes black and white candid snapshot of Rice with two young boys (one of whom is holding a mitt) and trimmed postcard of Rice which bears printed signature that is inscribed above, "To Terry." Rice enjoyed a lengthy (17) year playing career and was highly regarded for his defensive skill behind the plate. As a member of the St Louis Cardinals he was with the team when they won the World Series in 1946 and later repeated the feat with Atlanta in 1957. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (glove) and auction LOA from JSA (auto): EXDel Rice professional model late 1950s to early 1960s catcher's mitt with related material. Rawlings mitt retaining well defined "professional model", "HF" and "Deep Well Pocket" markings on interior and period "Rawlings" manufacturer's tag on back. Displays appropriate usage wear with well defined pocket. Webbing appears original and remains intact as does the wrist strap. Vintage signed and inscribed along pinky area in ink, "To Terry - Randy, Good Luck, Del Rice." "Rice" is written on twice in faded vintage black marker on outside. Includes black and white candid snapshot of Rice with two young boys (one of whom is holding a mitt) and trimmed postcard of Rice which bears printed signature that is inscribed above, "To Terry." Rice enjoyed a lengthy (17) year playing career and was highly regarded for his defensive skill behind the plate. As a member of the St Louis Cardinals he was with the team when they won the World Series in 1946 and later repeated the feat with Atlanta in 1957. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (glove) and auction LOA from JSA (auto): EX ($500-$1,000) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 519 1957 New York Giants team signed baseball. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (29) including Mays, Thompson, Rhodes, Westrum, Lemmon, Antonelli, Castleman, and others. Ink signatures generally rate a strong 8 to 8/9 out of 10 with (6) having been signed in a different ink which has largely faded. Additional Rigney signature is stamped. Ball displays a hint of extremely minor toning and retains unusually bold League stampings. Light coat of shellac applied. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM display value ($300-$500) $140.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 520 St. Louis Browns partial team signed baseball c.1952. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (12) including Hornsby, Sievers, Fannin, Moss, Kennedy, and Scheffing. Ink signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Ball displays light even cream coloration and has minute scattered wear mentioned for accuracy. Date of Feb 1952 has been written on side panel in unknown hand. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 521 1955 All-Star Game pennants (2). Matched pairing of uncommon pennants, each with screened on titling, colorized player graphics, and team roster scrolls. Host of notables mentioned including Mantle, Stengel, Berra, Musial, and Campanella. Generally well preserved with a hint of wrinkling and little to no wear. NL version is missing very tip of pointed end; upper tassels on AL are loose: EX/MT-NM display value ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 522 Nelson Fox professional model baseball bat c.1960-1964. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "Nelson Fox" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 34.25" long and weighs 35.2oz. "C12" Model designation is impressed in the knob end. Fine usage wear evident throughout with deep ball and stitch marks covering the barrel which has a touch of grain swelling. Handle has been shaved thinner at gripping area. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 523 1957 All-Star Game pennant. Rare souvenir pennant having screened on titling, colorized graphic, and National League team roster. Notables listed include Musial, Aaron, Mays, Spahn, Mathews, and Hodges. Very strong condition wise with (1) pinhole from mounting visible near tip some very light wrinkling: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 524 1956 Atlanta Crackers Southern Association Champions 10K gold pendant. A dominant Minor League presence for the better part of (60) years, from 1901-1960 the Crackers won more games than any other team in the Southern League. During the same span they won (13) Championship titles including a back to back pair in 1956 and 1957. Original pendant done in baseball diamond format with black enameled "Atlanta Crackers Sou.Ass'n Champions" titling along base paths. At center is small stone inset as pitchers mound with the year "1956" below. Back is marked "14K" and has the name "Don Davidson" engraved (noted long time baseball executive). Light wear: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 525 1960 National League All-Stars autographed ball. Period Reach baseball has been signed by (11) including Clemente, Mays, Banks, Musial, Adcock, Face, and others. Ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10, ball displays usage wear with consistent soiling throughout. Portion of stampings which denote League/President have largely worn away although JSA has identified the ball as being an OAL Cronin. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball VG-EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 526 1970 Baltimore Orioles World Series ring. Original 14K gold ring 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 inset CZ stone. 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 ($4,000-$6,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 527 1969 Baltimore Orioles American League Champions 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 My Friend Frank Zan" on the verso: EX-MT ($1,000-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 528 1966 Pittsburgh Pirates phantom World Series press pin and full ticket. Pair of items produced in anticipation of the post-season which was not reached. Includes "Balfour" marked press pin (extremely minor wear, EX/MT-NM) and "Game X" full ticket (NM): EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $50.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 529 1959, 1963, and 1964 All-Star Game programs and ticket stubs. Includes 1959 All-Star Game (at Pittsburgh) program (EX-EX/MT) and (2) ticket stubs (EX); 1963 All-Star Game (at Cleveland) program (EX/MT) and (2) ticket stubs (EX-EX/MT); and 1964 All-Star Game program (EX). Varying degrees of mostly minor wear throughout, 1959 and 1963 programs are neatly scored: Overall EX-EX/MT1959, 1963, and 1964 All-Star Game programs and ticket stubs. Includes 1959 All-Star Game (at Pittsburgh) program (EX-EX/MT) and (2) ticket stubs (EX); 1963 All-Star Game (at Cleveland) program (EX/MT) and (2) ticket stubs (EX-EX/MT); and 1964 All-Star Game program (EX). Varying degrees of mostly minor wear throughout, 1959 and 1963 programs are neatly scored: Overall EX-EX/MT1959, 1963, and 1964 All-Star Game programs and ticket stubs. Includes 1959 All-Star Game (at Pittsburgh) program (EX-EX/MT) and (2) ticket stubs (EX); 1963 All-Star Game (at Cleveland) program (EX/MT) and (2) ticket stubs (EX-EX/MT); and 1964 All-Star Game program (EX). Varying degrees of mostly minor wear throughout, 1959 and 1963 programs are neatly scored: Overall EX-EX/MT1959, 1963, and 1964 All-Star Game programs and ticket stubs. Includes 1959 All-Star Game (at Pittsburgh) program (EX-EX/MT) and (2) ticket stubs (EX); 1963 All-Star Game (at Cleveland) program (EX/MT) and (2) ticket stubs (EX-EX/MT); and 1964 All-Star Game program (EX). Varying degrees of mostly minor wear throughout, 1959 and 1963 programs are neatly scored: Overall EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 530 Vintage Pittsburgh Pirates related material c.1950-1970s (9 pieces). Includes 1959 Testimonial Dinner program; 1959 Spring Training pass; die-cut Iron City Beer "Long Ball Fan Beat 'em Bucs!" advertising fan; pair of c.1950-1960 Pirates souvenir pins (3" and 4") with one being a version we have not seen before; 1960 Pirates team photo placemat; 1966 and 1972 Dapper Dan Dinner programs (1972 w/stub); and 11"x14" 1966 team photo premium. Varying degrees of mostly light wear: Range EX-NMVintage Pittsburgh Pirates related material c.1950-1970s (9 pieces). Includes 1959 Testimonial Dinner program; 1959 Spring Training pass; die-cut Iron City Beer "Long Ball Fan Beat 'em Bucs!" advertising fan; pair of c.1950-1960 Pirates souvenir pins (3" and 4") with one being a version we have not seen before; 1960 Pirates team photo placemat; 1966 and 1972 Dapper Dan Dinner programs (1972 w/stub); and 11"x14" 1966 team photo premium. Varying degrees of mostly light wear: Range EX-NM ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 531 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates related material (5 pieces). Variety of material as relates to their Championship season including high quality 11"x14" team photo premium marked "Plastichrome by Colourpicture" on back; 1960 Spring Training heavy paper stock pass to Pirates games; and (3) high grade 1960 World Series programs, all unscored with very light wear at corners/edges: Range EX/MT-NM1960 Pittsburgh Pirates related material (5 pieces). Variety of material as relates to their Championship season including high quality 11"x14" team photo premium marked "Plastichrome by Colourpicture" on back; 1960 Spring Training heavy paper stock pass to Pirates games; and (3) high grade 1960 World Series programs, all unscored with very light wear at corners/edges: Range EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 532 (11) team issued player photos highlighted by Bill Mazeroski (desirable early career era example), Frank Thomas, Elroy Face, Dick Schofield, Dick Groat, Dale Long, and Bobby Bragan. Five are personalized, one is display encased. Also includes fine Bob Prince image taken at KDKA microphone with lengthy personalization/inscription. Vintage signatures rate 7 to 9 out of 10, touch of light toning/wear to photos. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Range EX-NM ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 533 Roberto Clemente and Bill Mazeroski, et. al. autographed baseball c.1960s. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed on the side panel by Bill Mazeroski and Roberto Clemente. Additional signatures include Harry Walker, Roy Face, and Matty Alou. Blue ink signatures range from 8 to 8/9 out of 10 and appear on cream colored ball retaining bold League stampings with little to no mentionable wear. Noteworthy display piece with the two most iconic players of the Pirates legendary 1960s teams being ideally positioned. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 534 Pie Traynor high grade single signed baseball c.1960s. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed across the side panel, "Pie Traynor" in ink rating 8 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration and retains unusually bold stampings. Desirable high grade example of this popular Pirates Hall of Famer being offered for the first time. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,500-$2,500) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 535 1959 Pittsburgh Pirates team signed baseball. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (24) including Clemente, Murtaugh, Friend, Face, Stuart, Schofield, Kluszewksi, Groat, and others. Ink signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration and retains bold and well defined League stampings: Ball strong EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 536 Pittsburgh Pirates players and front office personnel signed baseball c.1959. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (28) with all of relation to the Pirates organization. Notables include Bill Mazeroski, Smokey Burgess, Harvey Haddix, legendary announcer Bob Prince, General Manager Joe L. Brown, Hank Greenberg, Bill Virdon, Valmy Thomas, and others. Ink signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration and retains notably bold League stampings: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 537 Scarce "Momen" Roberto Clemente rookie era professional model baseball bat c.1955. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 32.6oz. Model #S2 stamped on knob end with evident use including ball marks, stitching impressions, and appropriate grain swelling to the barrel end. The bat finish has had some professional restoration to the surface which had dried from age and presents beautifully with a honey brown patination. Rare and desirable "Momen Clemente" facsimile signature stamping on the barrel end as seen on Clemente's early career era game bats. It is widely recognized that this nickname of "Momen" was derived from the Spanish word "momenito" which meant to "wait a second" and was used frequently by Clemente as a youth. After the 1960 season Clemente switched his bat stampings to the traditional "Roberto" first name variant. The earlier "Momen" stamped bats are markedly rare and equally desirable dating to the earlier portion of his playing career. Very fine Clemente game bat is only the second of its type that we have offered at auction in our twenty year company history. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA John Taube. Graded PSA/DNA GU8: EX ($30,000-$40,000) $23,958.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 538 Roberto Clemente autographed photograph. Candid color snapshot (3.25"x3.5") has been signed at lower front, "Roberto Clemente" in black fiber tipped marker rating 8 out of 10. Little to no wear evident when displayed, back has mounting residue/paper loss at corners. Includes full LOA from JSA: Displays NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 539 Roberto Clemente bronze relief by Eleanor Milleville c.1970s. Well rendered relief depicting Clemente from shoulders up by noted American sculptor Eleanor Milleville having her impressed signature at lower corner with year, 1974. A similar example of her work is a permanent fixture in the Roberto Clemente Memorial Park in Pittsburgh. In fine state of preservation with little to no wear retaining all of its original gilt wash: NM ($500-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 540 Unique 1950-1960s National League MVPs multi-signed baseball. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by Roberto Clemente, Frank Robinson, Ken Boyer, and Don Newcombe. Each related in that they were named National League MVP and all have inscribed their year of honor. Ink signatures rate 7 to 8/9 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration with minor scattered blemish and retains bold League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($3,000-$5,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 541 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates reunion team signed baseball. (World Series Champions). Rawlings L.Coleman ONL baseball has been signed by (24) including Stargell, Mazeroski, Sanguillen, Virdon, Ellis, Oliver, and others. Black marker signatures rate 7 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays extremely minor hints of isolated toning (mostly around stitching). Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 542 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates team signed baseball (World Series Champions). Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (28) including Clemente, Haddix, Stuart, Vernon, Burgess, Hoak, Friend, Face, and others. Murtaugh is clubhouse signed. Approximately half of the ink signatures rate 6 to 8 out of 10 including Clemente (7/8) who appears at bottom of a panel. Ball has light toning and mild to somewhat heavier scattered wear which includes surface loss that affects the balance of autographs. Mounted to a vintage wooden base which has affixed descriptive brass placard (Note - ball has two mounting holes). Includes full LOA from JSA: VG-EX overall with EX or better display value ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 543 1950 Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh Pirates player contract. Original "National League of Professional Baseball Clubs Uniform Player's Contract" as executed between Kiner and the Pirates retaining his services for the 1950 and 1951 seasons. Signed in the period by Kiner along with Roy Hamey, who was then G.M. of the team, and NL President Ford Frick. Bold blue fountain pen/ink signatures rate 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Typical fold lines with light toning and incidental wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $3,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 544 Choice Roberto Clemente professional model baseball bat c.1965-1968. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with Clemente facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 36" long and weighs 35 oz. Model number "U1" has been stamped in the knob which has period "21" black marker notation. Barrel end bears similar handwritten number which has largely worn off. Fine usage wear evident throughout inclusive of ball transfer and rack marks along with a hint of grain separation swelling. Desirable game bat dates to the heart of Clemente's storied career and one of his most productive periods. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($5,000-$7,500) $8,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 545 2012 Andrew McCutchen game used and autographed baseball bat (MLB Authentication). Marucci brand bat displaying considerable usage wear has ball and stich marks deeply embedded into the barrel and a severe handle crack. Model number "AM22 Custom Cut - LDM" is noted below his block lettered name. Jersey number "22" has been factory stamped into the knob end (currently covered by small piece of trainers tape) which also has production date, length (34"), and weight (31oz) noted. Signed in black marker rating 8 out of 10 with "game used" notation. MLB Authentication hologram affixed (EK 190774): EX ($500-$1,000) $854.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 546 Andrew McCutchen autographed jersey and (2) baseballs. Includes high quality black alternate style Pirates jersey by Majestic, signed on the back number in marker rating 8 out of 10; Rawlings B.Selig OML baseball signed on the sweet spot in ink rating 8/9; and Rawlings B.Selig 2012 Home Run Derby logo baseball, signed on the side panel in ink rating 8/9. Each has affixed MLB Authentication hologram affixed: NM-MT ($300-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 547 May 3, 2013 Andrew McCutchen game used and autographed home jersey (MLB Authentication). Black alternate jersey has "P" logo on left front chest and player number "22" on right. Number also appears on back below the name "McCutchen." Screened on "Majestic" tag on front tail lists the size, "42." "Cool Base" flag tag on outer seam, properly coded wash tag on inside. Evident usage and wash wear throughout with MLB Authentication hologram (EK551323) confirming use at PNC Park vs. the Washington Nationals. Signed in black marker rating 8/9 out of 10: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 548 2013 Starling Marte game used baseball bat (MLB Authentication). Dinger brand bat displaying heavy usage wear has ball and stich marks scattered about the barrel and a severe handle crack. Model number "M-6" is noted below his block lettered name along with several factory production specifications. Jersey number "6" is written on either end in silver paint pen. MLB Authentication hologram affixed (EK 551239): EX ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 549 May 15, 2013 Starling Marte game used home jersey (MLB Authentication). White home jersey has "Pirates" team name lettered across the front with player number "6" below. Number also appears on back below the name "Marte." Screened on "Majestic" tag on front tail lists the size, "46." "Cool Base" flag tag on outer seam, properly coded wash tag on inside. Evident usage and wash wear throughout with MLB Authentication hologram (EK638190) confirming use at PNC Park vs. the Milwaukee Brewers: EX ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 550 Collection of (4) Cliff Lee autographed items to include: Cliff Lee Phillies replica home jersey signed across the back in silver sharpie; Selig OML baseball signed in blue ink across the sweet spot; and two 2009 World Series 16"x20" color photographs picturing Lee in Phillies home and road uniforms, respectively, signed in blue sharpie. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 551 Chase Utley signed bat and 2008 World Series baseball. Includes professional quality Marucci brand bat, signed on the barrel in silver paint pen; Rawlings Official 2008 World Series gold logo baseball signed on the side panel in blue. Signatures rate 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 552 2007 Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels autographed National League All-Star Game Workout Day/Home Run Derby jerseys (2). Pair of black knit jerseys, each having "National" lettering across the front, appropriate player name/number on the back, Philadelphia Phillies team patch on right sleeve, and MLB All-Star Game logo patch on the left. Both are part of an identical set to those used by the players and were prepared as extras, signed and sold at the time to benefit BAT. Each signed on their respective jersey by Howard/Hamels in black marker rating 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Screened on Majestic tagging on front tail with proper flag tags on outer and inner seams and MLB Authentication holograms affixed: NM-MT ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 553 Ryan Howard autographed jersey and bat. Includes high quality Phillies jersey by Majestic, signed on the back number and Marucci professional quality baseball bat. Each signed in silver paint pen rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 554 Ryan Howard and Chase Utley autographed 16"x20" photographs. Pair of color images each signed in blue sharpie across the front by the two Phillies star players. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($250-$450) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 555 September 27, 2012 Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies game worn home jersey. Red pinstriped white home style jersey with embroidered "Phillies" team name across the front with "Halladay" on back and #34 beneath. Majestic screened on manufacturer's tag on front tail has the size "52." "Cool Base" flag tag on outer seam with interior wash tag indicating that the team utilized a retail jersey for game use as confirmed by the MLB hologram. Very light evident wash wear throughout. Desirable game jersey from the premier pitcher within the league for the past decade. MLB Authentication hologram affixed (EK 095421): EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 556 October 31, 2009 World Series Game (3) used base (Phillies lose at Citizens Bank Park) (MLB Authentication). Regulation base by Schutt Sports has "2009 World Series" commemorative logo imprinted on upper surface. Sides have inset similar logo placards. MLB Authentication hologram (LH428102) affixed which confirms that base was used as first base during innings 7-9 in the game played at Citizens Bank Park vs. the New York Yankees. The Yankees won by a score of 8-5 behind home runs from Matsui, Rodriguez, and Swisher. Expected evident usage wear throughout: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 557 July 11, 2006 Chase Utley autographed All-Star batting practice used jersey (MLB Authentication). Yellow warm-up style jersey has "National" team name across the front and "Utley 26" on back. 2006 All-Star Game patch appears on left sleeve, right has Phillies team logo. Screened on Majestic tag at front tail with "Cool Base" and size "46" flag tags on outer seam; "0068" coded wash tag inside. Appropriate usage wear is evident throughout and affixed MLB Authentication hologram (BB200822) confirms batting practice use. Signed on the back number in silver paint pen rating 8/9 out of 10: EX, Sig. NM ($750-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 558 2005 Ryan Howard autographed Philadelphia Phillies "game used" road jersey. Desirable jersey dating to Howard's Rookie of The Year Award winning season, signed on the front and personally inscribed "05 ROY Game Used." Gray jersey has "Phillies" team name lettered across the front in logo font. On back is the player number "6" below "Howard" nameplate. Number also appears on left sleeve and custom velcro has been sewn between second and third buttons. Majestic manufacturer's tag on front tail with adjacent size "54" flag tag. Properly coded "0062" wash tag is on interior seam. Light evident usage and wash wear throughout offering fine display qualities. Marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10 and includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 559 Fine 1993 Philadelphia Phillies NL Championship presentational pendant. Original 10K gold pendant as presented to organizational members of the 1993 NL Champion Phillies. Facade of the pendant features a diamond shaped design with inset diamond chips and four red gemstones. "Phillies National League Champions" lettering wraps around the border. Marked "LGB 10K" on the reverse. Very fine presentational piece relating to the immensely popular blue collar 1993 Phillies team: NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 560 Ryan Howard 2006 Home Run Derby hit baseball and related autographed pieces (3). Two-tone Rawlings B.Selig Official Major League Home Run Derby baseball as hit by Ryan Howard for an out on July 10, 2006. Ball displays appropriate usage wear and has MLB Authentication hologram affixed (BB024875). Also includes Howard signed 16"x20" color photo holding trophy after winning the event and 16"x17" framed display which includes Howard signed 2006 Workout Day ticket. Signatures rate 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. NM-MT ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 561 Rare 1983 Tug McGraw Philadelphia Phillies professional model home jersey. Pinstriped zipper front jersey has stylized "P" logo on left front chest and "45" player number at right. Number also appears on back below "McGraw" nameplate. A faint outline of prior nameplate is visible upon close examination suggesting replacement. Chain stitch embroidered strip tag in collar reads "McGraw" and additional "83 1" tag on front tail denotes year and set number. Above is a "Wilson" manufacturers tag with the size, "42." The Phillies 100th Anniversary patch is present on left sleeve. Evident usage and wash wear throughout which is consistent through replaced nameplate. Exceptionally desirable jersey as relates to a prominent figure and Championship season. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 562 1983 Philadelphia Phillies National League Championship ring. Attractive design features a .17 pt diamond at center of the top face set within the National Logo which is displayed on a maroon stone background. "Philadelphia Phillies NL Champions" is lettered around the edge. Left shank has year "1983" in relief above a rendering of the National League Championship trophy with "Phillies - 3" "Dodgers - 1" on either side. Right has name "Roedig" at top with the Phillies 100th Anniversary logo below. Interior band is stamped "LGB FE." Ring is size 11 and exhibits very light wear. Includes letter of provenance from family member of original recipient: EX/MT-NM ($3,000-$5,000) $3,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 563 1980 Philadelphia Phillies team signed jersey (World Series Champions). High quality jersey by Mitchell & Ness done in 1976 Tug McGraw style. Signed on the front by (25) including Schmidt, Carlton, Bowa, Rose, Bowa, Greene, McBride, and others. Blue marker signatures rate 8 to 8/9 out of 10; jersey remains in like new condition. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has PSA/DNA authentication label affixed: NM ($600-$800) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 564 1981 Larry Bowa autographed Philadelphia Phillies professional model home jersey. Pinstriped zipper front jersey having stylized "P" logo on left front chest and "10" player number at right. Number also appears on back below "Bowa" nameplate. Chain stitch embroidered strip tag in collar reads "Bowa" (Nameplate has been replaced) and additional "81 1" tag on front tail denotes year and set number. Above is a "Wilson" manufacturers tag with the size, "40." Signed in blue marker rating 7/8 out of 10 and inscribed "1980 W.S. Champs." Evident usage and wash wear throughout with a few mild areas of discoloration. Key figure of the era with game material being seldom offered. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey): EX ($750-$1,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 565 1981 Dallas Green autographed Philadelphia Phillies professional model home jersey. Pinstriped zipper front jersey having stylized "P" logo on left front chest and "46" player number at right. Number also appears on back below "Green" nameplate. Chain stitch embroidered strip tag in collar reads "Green" and additional "81 1" tag on front tail denotes year and set number. Above is a "Wilson" manufacturer's tag with the size, "48." Signed in blue marker rating 7/8 out of 10 and inscribed "1980 World Champions." Evident usage and wash wear throughout. Though not overly successful as a player, Green went on to manage 3 different teams over 8 seasons and is most noted for leading the Phillies to their franchise's first World Series title in 1980. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey): EX ($750-$1,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 566 Tug McGraw autographed professional model baseball bat c.1983-1984. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "McGraw" block lettered into the barrel end measures 33" long and weighs 33.4 oz. Model number "P72" is also noted in barrel and the jersey number "45" is written on the knob end in vintage black marker. Usage wear is particularly evident on lower portion of barrel and there are a few scattered rack marks along with very light pine tar on handle. Signed in black marker rating 8 out of 10. Desirable game bat as relates to a Franchise player. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto), LOA from Hunt Auctions, and has PSA/DNA authentication label affixed (1B02369): EX ($750-$1,000) $710.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 567 1981 Marty Bystrom autographed Philadelphia Phillies professional model jersey. Desirable powder blue zipper front jersey having stylized "P" logo on left front chest and "50" player number at right. Number also appears on back below "Bystrom" nameplate. Chain stitch embroidered strip tag in collar reads "Bystrom" and additional "81 1" tag on front tail denotes year and set number. Above is a "Wilson" manufacturer's tag with the size, "44" (side stitching of tag has pulled away due to repeated use). Signed in blue marker rating 7/8 out of 10 and inscribed "1980 World Champs." Evident usage and wash wear throughout. Seldom offered style from a key member of the 1980 Championship team. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey): EX ($750-$1,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 568 Johnny Callison autographed professional model baseball bat c.1969-1972. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball with Callison facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 35" long and weighs 33oz. Model number "D113" is stamped in the knob. Heavy usage wear is evident throughout along with general surface wear, some of which is possibly the result of minor moisture exposure. Cracked handle has generous coat of pine tar. Signed in marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $715.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 569 Lonnie Smith autographed Philadelphia Phillies professional model jersey c.1977-78. Desirable powder blue zipper front jersey having stylized "P" logo on left front chest and "27" player number at right. Number also appears on back below "Smith" nameplate. Chain stitch embroidered strip tag in collar reads "Smith" and additional "40 77 2" tag on front tail denotes size, year, and set number. Above is a "Wilson" manufacturers tag with the size, "40." Signed in blue marker rating 8 out of 10 and inscribed "80 World Champs." Evident usage and wash wear throughout with light soiling. Smith did not debut with the Phillies until 1978 but it is possible that this jersey was prepared in 77 in the event that he was called up. Highly sought after style. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey): EX ($500-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 570 June 21, 1964 Jim Bunning Perfect Game ticket stub and scorecard (both signed). Original program and ticket as issued for game played at Shea Stadium in which Bunning tossed a rare Perfect Game. Program has mild wear throughout and is scored neatly in pencil, stub has light creasing. Both pieces are signed by Bunning in blue marker rating 8/9 out of 10 and program is additionally signed (in pencil) by Joe Christopher, Ed Kranepool, and John Stephenson. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG-EX, Sigs. NM ($500-$750) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 571 1958 Pancho Herrera Philadelphia Phillies professional model road jersey. Gray flannel jersey has "Phillies" team name lettered across the front in scripted logo font and player number on back. Number is currently "68" which was a team done change in the period from the "18" which he wore with "1" outline faintly visible. "Herrera" embroidered strip tag present in collar and additional year "1958" strip tag is present on front tail. Above is the "Wilson" manufacturer's tag and wash tag. Evident usage and wash wear throughout. Jersey retains fine display qualities however there are areas throughout which have small to somewhat larger holes. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 572 1964 Gene Mauch Philadelphia Phillies professional model road Manager's jersey. Road gray jersey has "Phillies" team name lettered across the front and number "4" on back. In the collar is an embroidered strip tag with the name "Mauch" and additional tag on front tail notes the year, "1964." Above is a "Wilson" manufacturer's tag on which the size ("S") has been covered, in the period, with a small piece of cloth which has two sides loose (reason unknown). Evident usage and wash wear throughout remaining very well preserved overall. Mauch enjoyed a lengthy career in baseball with (9) playing seasons followed by (26) as a Manager which included time with (4) different teams. Though he would retire 8th in wins all-time among National League Managers it was the epic "Phold" of the 1964 Phillies which remains his most remembered season. Desirable jersey as relates to the career of a storied franchise Manager dating to one of their strongest 1960s seasons. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 573 Dick Allen autographed professional model baseball bat c.1965-1968. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with Allen's facsimile signature impressed in the barrel end measures 36" long and weighs 36.9 oz. Model number "P89" stamped in the knob. Bat displays heavy wear throughout including usage wear, moisture damage, grain separation, barrel dents, and a crack. Pine tar remains visible on handle. Signed in black marker rating 8 out of 10. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG-EX ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 574 1952 Steve O'Neill Philadelphia Phillies professional model road jersey. Gray flannel button front jersey with "Phillies" team name lettered across the front in stylized logo font has number "24" on back. Chain stitched strip tag in collar reading "O'Neil - 52" denotes Manager's name and year. "Wilson" manufacturer's tag appears on front tail with adjacent wash tag (additional flag tag is washed out with no text visible). A custom pocket was added to the interior left chest in the period and is still present. Jersey displays evident usage and wash wear with some mild scattered discoloration (slightly more accentuated at areas) and a number of small holes. Highly desirable example from a seldom offered period. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 575 1954 Mickey Micelotta Philadelphia Phillies professional model home jersey. Pinstriped flannel jersey has "Phillies" team name lettered across the front in scripted logo font and player number "5" on back. "Micelotta R." embroidered strip tag present in collar and additional year "1954" strip tag is present on front tail. Above is the "Wilson" manufacturer's tag and wash tag along with adjacent size "42" flag tag. Evident usage and wash wear throughout remaining very well preserved overall. Fine all original example dating to the Whiz Kids heyday. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 576 1964 Philadelphia Phillies professional model road jersey (autographed by Rick Wise). Road gray flannel has "Phillies" team name lettered across the front in scripted logo font and player number "18" on back. On the front tail is a "Wilson" manufacturer's tag with the size "44" and below is an embroidered "1964" year tag. Signed just above in blue marker, "Rick Wise 1964" rating 7/8 out of 10 (slight bleed). Wise debuted for the Phillies in 1964 wearing the number "18" and it appears that this was likely an "extra" which, while remaining in all original form, was not prepared specifically for his use lacking the typical additional collar tag. Displays evident usage and wash wear with some minimal scattered spots of soiling. Includes auction LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 577 Vintage c.1960s Philadelphia Phillies professional quality jacket with Jim Bunning attribution. Fine quality bomber style jacket featuring heavy wool body with white leather sleeves and stylized "P" logo on front chest. "Wilson" manufacturers tag in the collar with adjacent size "44" flag tag. The uniform number "14" (as worn by Bunning while with the Phillies) is handwritten below and he has signed the front in black marker rating 8-8/9 out of 10. Evident usage wear throughout with a touch of loss to red leather which lines the front pockets and some more pronounced loss/discoloration to sleeves. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 578 1949 George Earnshaw Philadelphia Phillies professional model road jersey. Road gray flannel jersey accented at neck and arm holes with original red/blue trim has "Phillies" team name lettered across the front in scripted logo font and player number "38" on back. The team name is a well matched replacement that has been expertly applied. In the collar is a "Wilson" manufacturer's tag with adjacent size "48" flag tag. Embroidered strip tag below notes the player, "Ernshaw." In the tail is additional embroidered strip tag noting the year "49." Usage and wash wear evident throughout with a few minute scattered holes largely confined to shoulder area. Phillies flannels of this early vintage are rarely offered. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 579 Rare Philadelphia Phillies professional quality cold weather jacket c.1940s. Exceptionally well preserved early jacket of the highest quality construction with lined red wool body accented in red/white/blue trim. Stylized blue on white felt "P" logo on front chest and the classic "Phillies" period team logo appears on back. "Wilson" manufacturers tag in collar (two small holes) has adjacent size "48" indicator. Light usage wear evident throughout with no major flaws. Zipper pull (included) is no longer affixed. Seldom found condition rarity as dates to such as early era. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 580 1973 Baseball All-Star Game 10K gold ring (at Kansas City). The 1973 All-Star Game marked the 40th Anniversary for what had become baseballs' greatest annual gathering. In total (18) future Hall of Famers took part in the game which the National League won with a decisive 7-1 victory. It was the 24th and final appearance for Willie Mays; an attendance record which stands to this day. Original ring as presented to Bob Wirz of modest design with central stone flanked by impressed (Major League) "Baseball" logo on one side and "All Star 1973" titling on the other. Interior band has Linde Stars manufacturer's stamping (appears as "LX"), along with "10K" and "RW" markings. Displays a touch of typical light wear. Size 10, weighs (15) grams: EX/MT ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 581 1975 Baseball All-Star Game ring (at Milwaukee). The All-Star Game returned to Milwaukee County Stadium having first been played there (20) years earlier when occupied by the Braves. An incredible assemblage of talent was headlined by (17) future Hall of Famers and the NL again took home a win. Original ring as presented to Bob Wirz done in uncommon two tone silver/gold colored design. Bright blue stone at top face which is lettered around the edge, "Baseball All Star." Left shank has name "Wirz" lettered onto baseball which is at center of a pair of crossed bats. Right has the MLB logo and year "1975." Interior band has "B" manufacturer's stamping. Ring is size 10 and displays a touch of light wear: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 582 1976 Baseball All-Star Game ring (at Philadelphia). In honor of our Nations' Centennial year the All-Star Game returned to Philadelphia for the first time in almost a quarter century. The National League did not disappoint winning 7-1 behind the offensive prowess of the (5) Big Red Machine members voted to appear. Original ring as presented to Bob Wirz features maroon colored stone at top face with applied baseball decoration which is accented by red enameled stitching. Beveled upper edge is lettered "Baseball All Star" around the outside and "American National" inside. Left shank has MLB logo in relief with "Major League Baseball" spelled out above the year "76." Right has the name "Wirz" lettered within top of a Liberty Bell design. Interior band is marked "LGB QP." Ring is size 9 3/4 and displays a touch of light wear: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 583 1977 Baseball All-Star Game ring (at New York). Last played there in 1960, the game returned to Yankee Stadium in 1977 and would not again be hosted in The House That Ruth Built until 2008. Though the National League won, the Yankees would go on to win the World Series thus earning the rare distinction of being one of only (3) host teams to have done so. Original ring as presented to Bob Wirz done in appealing two tone silver/gold colored design. Top face features an attractive blue stone set within top face. Beveled upper edge is lettered "Baseball All Star" around the outside and "American National" inside. Left shank has name "Wirz" lettered into upper bar with MLB logo below and the year "77" noted at bottom. Right has a relief of the New York City skyline at top with Yankee Stadium below. Ball being hit out bears impressed "NY" logo. Interior band has "B" manufacturer's stamping. Ring is size 9 3/4 and displays a touch of light wear: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 584 1978 Baseball All-Star Game ring (at San Diego). Sixteen future members of the Baseball Hall of Fame were on hand to play the first All-Star Game in San Diego at which Gerald Ford threw out the first pitch. Original ring as presented to Bob Wirz with top face done in deep black faux stone accented by CZ at center of a baseball diamond. Lettered around the edge "Baseball All Star" in relief alternating with impressed "American" and "National" League names. Left shank has MLB logo in relief with "Wirz" name bar above and the year "1978" in a flag below. Right has incised rendering of San Diego Stadium along with the Padres mascot. Interior band is marked "LGB PT." Ring is size 10 and displays a touch of light wear: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 585 1979 Baseball All-Star Game ring (at Seattle). The Kingdome hosted one of the more exciting All-Star Games of the time which ended in a 7-6 NL victory. It was the 50th playing of the mid-summer classic. Original ring as presented to Bob Wirz. Top face has central orange stone offset by (5) CZs at bottom and is lettered around the upper edge, "Baseball All Star." Left shank has large "50" at center with "Wirz" name bar above and "All Star Game" below. Right has the year "1979" in relief along with Mariners team name and logo. Interior band is marked "Balfour Quasar Plus." Ring is size 9 1/2 and displays a touch of light wear: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 586 1980 Baseball All-Star Game ring (at Los Angeles). Original ring as presented to Bob Wirz has deep blue stone at top face with inset silver colored star outline. lettered around the upper edge, "Baseball All Star." Left shank has large "La Dodgers 1980" logo at top with "American National" League names below. Right has MLB logo in relief at center with "Wirz" name bar at top and "Major League Baseball" titling at bottom. Interior band is marked "Balfour Stainless." Ring is size 9 1/4 and displays a touch of light wear: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 587 1981 Baseball All-Star Game ring (at Cleveland). The 1981 All-Star Game remains the most well attended in history as 72,086 fans crowded Cleveland Stadium to watch the National League win on a Mike Schmidt (2) run home run. Original ring as presented to Bob Wirz has powder blue stone at top face accented by (3) CZ stones on each side. Beveled edge reads "Baseball All Star" on outside and "American National" on inside. Left shank has "1981 All Star Game" at center with "Wirz" name bar above and "Cleveland" below. Right has the the American League and National League logos along with the MLB logo below. Interior band is marked "Balfour Celestrium." Ring is size 9 1/2 and displays a touch of light wear. Defined line at bottom suggests it has been resized: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 588 1982 Baseball All-Star Game ring (at Montreal). Original ring as presented to Bob Wirz has deep maroon stone face with inset CZ on gold colored raised maple leaf. Beveled edge reads "Partie D'etoiles." Left shank has red accented game logo in relief with the year "1982" above. Right has an enameled MLB logo below a "Wirz" titling bar. Interior band is marked "Balfour Celestrium." Ring is size 9 1/2 and displays a touch of light wear: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 589 1983 Baseball All-Star Game 10K gold ring (at Chicago). Original ring as presented to Bob Wirz done in nearly identical style as that issued (10) years prior. Central stone on gold mount flanked by impressed game logo on one side and "All Star 1983" titling on the other. Interior band has Balfour manufacturer's stamping along with "10K" marking. Displays a touch of typical light wear. Size 9.5, weighs (10) grams: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 589a 1984 American League All-Star team autographed baseball. Official B.Kuhn All-Star ball signed by (31) players to include Ripken Jr, Brett, Jackson, Murray, Winfield, Niekro, Tramell, Rice, Ripken Sr., and Mattingly. Signatures range from 7 to 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 589b 1985 American League All-Star team autographed baseball. Official P.Ueberroth All-Star ball signed by (35) players to include Ripken Jr., Boggs, Henderson, Killebrew, Fisk, Molitor, Brett, Murray , and Mattingly. Signatures range from 7 to 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 589c 1985 Kansas City Royals team autographed baseball. Official 1985 World Series ball signed by (28) members of the World Champion Royals including Brett, White, Howser, McRae, Wilson, Quisenberry, and Stubbs. Signatures range from 7 to 9 out of 10. Ball has a touch of light toning. Very tough modern era World Championship ball. Includes auction LOA from JSA. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 589d 1984 Detroit Tigers team autographed baseball. Official 1984 World Series ball signed by (38) members of the World Champion Tigers to include Morris, Whitaker, Tramell (twice), Hernandez, Lemon, Anderson, and Parrish. Signatures range from 8 to 10 out of 10. Very fine example with uncommon number of signatures. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-MT, Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 590 1974 Carlton Fisk handwritten letter with related signed photograph. February 8, 1974 dated letter on Red Sox team stationery reads in part, "Dear Artie, This picture has been promised for so long+Spring training is just around the corner and I am very anxious to get started. Hope to see you during the season...I send all my best, Carlton Fisk." Includes 8"x10" color photo (as referenced in letter) signed at lower right, "Artie, Our friendship is my pleasure, My very best to you always, wish you were still umpiring. Carlton Pudge Fisk." Handwriting/signatures rate 8 to 8/9 out of 10, touch of light wear to photo and letter. Fisk correspondence is notably rare and the offered example is of particular note given its writing on the cusp of his first full Major League season. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the family of Artie Gore: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 591 1949 All-Star Game press pin (at Brooklyn). Original pin issued for game played at Ebbets Field having a touch of minor wear. Threaded post back retains original screw down closure and pin comes with vintage Dieges & Clust envelope. Includes letter of provenance from the family of Artie Gore: EX/MT ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 592 Assorted material from the collection of Artie Gore c.1940-1950s. Includes 1950 and 1951 contracts signed by NL President Ford Frick (rating 8 to 9 out of 10, not signed by Gore); small well used hand-held whisk brush; presentational lighters engraved "1945 Junior World Series" on front and marked "silver mexico"; 8"x10" sepia toned photograph of Gore with Al Barlick and Babe Pinelli, signed by Barlick and Pinelli (fountain pen rating 5 to 6); (3) late 1950s publicity photos of Gore in Umpire's uniform; and pair of well worn telegrams from Ford Frick and Warren Giles alerting Gore that he had been selected to umpire the 1952 and 1955 All-Star Games. Varying degrees of use/wear throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the family of Artie Gore: GD-EX/MT ($300-$500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 593 1953 World Series presentational wristwatch to Mrs. Artie Gore. Diminutive women's wristwatch by Hamilton retaining original expandable band which is of matching stone accented design to face. Back has been engraved, "Mrs. Arthur Gore World Series 1953." Marked "14K Gold." Light surface soiling but otherwise in nearly unworn condition. Includes letter of provenance from family of Artie Gore: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 594 1961 Boston Red Sox professional model road jersey and 1960 pants. Road gray jersey with "Boston" team name lettered across the front has number "43" on back. Number has been changed from what appears to be another two digit number ending in "7." "Tim McAuliffe" tag appears on front tail with adjacent size "42" and year "61" tags. Evident usage and wash wear throughout with staining/spots on both front and back. Pants are "McAuliffe" tagged with year "60" and chain stitched "36 26" (denoting waist/inseam). Number "31" written in black marker twice inside along with "Pesky" name printed which does not correspond with his uniform number. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the family of Artie Gore: EX ($750-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 595 1953 New York Yankees team signed baseball (World Series Champions). Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (27) including Mantle, Berra, Ford, Rizzuto, Coleman, Mize, and others. Ink signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Martin is clubhouse signed. Ball displays an even cream coloration with well defined League stampings. Noteworthy condition for this highly desirable Championship team. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the family of Artie Gore: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 596 October 3, 1953 World Series Game (4) lineup cards and related material. After dropping a pair of games to the Yankees, Brooklyn squeezed out a win in Game (3) of the 1953 World Series and trounced their opponents in Game (4) winning 7-3. The Yankees did not relent and went on to win in (6) taking home their record sixth consecutive Championship title. Includes original lineup cards filled out and submitted prior to the game played at Ebbets Field by team Managers Casey Stengel and Chuck Dressen. Each has been signed (last name only) with Stengel on front of Yankees and Dressen on back of Dodgers. General handling wear and light to moderate creasing effect both, signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10. Also includes pair of 1953 World Series programs (1 each from Yankee Stadium and Ebbets Field); period black and white 8"x10" photograph of the game umpires on field in street clothes (as noted on back) which has been signed by Bill Stewart, Eddie Hurley, Hank Soar, and Bill Grieve. Additional signature is unidentified. Signatures rate 7/9 to 8/9 out of 10, photo has several deep creases; Spalding W.Giles ONL ball signed by the same in ink rating 7/8 to 8 out of 10; Gore's personal file copy of his 1953 contract (signed by Giles in fountain pen rating 8 out of 10); 7"x9" press photo of both teams on field prior to Game (3), and period 8"x10" black and white photo (framed) of the 53 World Series umpiring crew. Includes auction LOA from JSA (signatures) and letter of provenance from the family of Artie Gore: Range VG-EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 597 Significant April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson Major League debut game baseball from the collection of umpire Artie Gore with related material.
On the morning of April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson, then 27 years old, stepped from his midtown Manhattan hotel and boarded a train to Ebbets Field in the nearby borough of Brooklyn. He was to play his first game in Major League Baseball with their beloved team, the Dodgers. Robinson had signed on with the organization in 1946 joining the Minor League affiliated Montreal Royals of the International League where he excelled. By seasons end he was named Most Valuable Player batting .349 and displayed prowess of similar levels defensively with an .985 fielding percentage. He also proved an immense drawing card with more than 1,000,000 fans attending games in which he participated, an incredible figure by League standards. More than 26,500 fans showed up on the 15th to watch the Dodgers home opener against the Boston Braves and setting foot onto the field for a 2:25pm start, Jackie Robinson made history. The first African American to play in organized baseball during the 20th Century. Baseballs' unofficial "color barrier" had stood since 1884 when Moses Fleetwood Walker played in (42) games for the Toledo Blue Stockings of the American Association. Though no formal ruling existed a succession of baseball leaders had, for nearly (60) years, openly opposed African American participation in the game. These views had long mirrored those which were culturally accepted however as the 19th Century turned to the 20th these beliefs, and their underpinnings, were quickly losing support. Born into the times, Branch Rickey seemed an unlikely candidate to spend a lifetime in baseball. His short go as a Major League player lasted all of 120 games with 118 of those taking place from 1905-1907 just after his graduation from Ohio Wesleyan University. In 1902, while attending, he had a brief stint as a professional "pay-for-play" football player occasionally joining the Shelby Blues team of the Ohio League. It was there that he befriended teammate Charles Follis, the first professional African American football player, thus forging a relationship which may very well have had a striking impact on his later career. Once quoted as calling Follis "a wonder", he bore firsthand witness to the pressures and tension under which Follis not only played but excelled. Leaping forward some 35 years Rickey had put in a decade managing baseball teams and twice as many working them from the front office. In 1943 he took over the reigns in Brooklyn and assumed control of the Dodgers. That same year Rickey put into action his self titled "Great Experiment", the integration of Major League Baseball. Securing permission from the Brooklyn Dodgers Board of Directors, Rickey embarked on a search "for the right man" scouring the Negro Leagues before he set sights on Jackie Robinson. Robinson was raised by his mother who worked odd jobs to support her family whom she had settled in Pasadena, California. Growing up impoverished in an otherwise affluent area he chose to follow in the footsteps of older siblings and turned to sports. Despite being excluded from a number of organized leagues Robinson persisted and while attending John Muir High School lettered in (4) sports (baseball, basketball, football, and track). Similar abilities were displayed at Pasadena Junior College and ultimately UCLA where he again lettered in the same (4) sports at a varsity level. Ironically, he was weakest in baseball. Dropping out of college just shy of graduation, Robinson briefly attempted a professional football career which was cut short by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. After two years military service he was Honorably Discharged in 1944 and by 1945 was a roster member of the Kansas City Monarchs. Though he played in only 47 games for the team his talent was such that fans selected him to play in the 1945 Negro League All-Star Game. On August 28, 1945 Robinson attended what would become a landmark meeting with Branch Rickey. Over three hours they discussed the inevitable hardship which the first African American in baseball was to face and Rickey is famously quoted as stating that he needed a player "with guts enough not to fight back." Agreeing to look the other way no matter bad the taunts, jeers, and threats were to get, Robinson and Rickey reached a deal which remained secret until late October when a contract was very publicly signed which assigned Robinson to Montreal for the 1946 season. Just six days prior to start of Major League play in 1947 Jackie Robinson got the call. He was to debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers at home in Ebbets Field, on April 15th. A sharecropper's son born into the deep South was set to become a face of the Civil Rights movement and a pivotal figure in modern American history. On hand that day was another, albeit far less notable, figure, also making his initial appearance in the Major Leagues. Artie Gore was then (39) years old and had toiled for (10) long years as an umpire in several Minor Leagues following a brief (2) year stint as a player himself. Called up for the 1947 season, Gore joined veterans Babe Pinelli and Al Barlick for his first assignment. He was to tend third base on April 15, 1947 at Ebbets Field. Eventually Gore would officiate in more than 1,400 Big League games including All-Star Games in 1949 and 1956 and the World Series in 1951 and 1953. None would carry even an ounce of the import of his first; the same in which Robinson made his historic debut. An affable and well liked man, Gore's ascent to the role of full time National League umpire was much heralded by those with whom he was close. In a scrapbook assembled full of well wishes sent upon his appointment to the NL (included) are housed a good number of cards, letters, and telegrams sent offering congratulations from friends and fans. Additional material in the book references a friendship dinner thrown in his honor in early 1947. Most notable are handwritten letters from umpires Bill Stewart and Bill Summers and telegram from long time AL President Joe Cronin. A copy of his 1947 contract is also included, signed by Ford Frick (not signed by Gore as it was intended to be held for his files). Mentioned numerous times throughout the scrapbook, clearly in recognition of the sacrifices which she had made in allowing Gore to work such a professional occupation, is his wife Millie. As a memento of his debut, Gore was presented with a baseball to in turn pass along to his wife, signed and inscribed on the side panel by fellow umpire Al Barlick, "To Millie" (from Al Barlick). In addition, it has been signed by Pinelli ("Babe Pinelli") below whom Gore himself added - "Arthur." The game score is written across sweet spot and panel below reads, "Opening game Brooklyn + Boston, 15, April - 1947." Spalding brand Ford C. Frick Official National League baseball displays mild even toning with light scattered surface wear accentuated by a small abrasion spot below side panel inscription. As fate would have it that shared date of April 15th did not represent the first meeting of Gore and Robinson. Gore was officiating in the International League in 1946 and by incredible coincidence was behind home plate when Robinson debuted in the Minor Leagues with Montreal. An image was snapped of Jackie crossing home plate after hitting a home run and Artie Gore was in the background. Additional personal scrapbook contains numerous newsprint clippings of the photo taped in and an original approximately 8"x10" copy which is loose (VG w/photographers mask applied, date/wire service stamped on back). Evidencing a lifelong relationship which spanned the mid-1940s through retirement, included is a sepia toned 8"x10" portrait of Robinson which has been signed and inscribed, -To Artie Gore with best wishes. It has been wonderful knowing you. We broke in together. You know as well as anyone the many thrills we had. Best Always Jackie Robinson+ (fountain pen rating 7 to 7/8 out of 10, very light wear and mild toning). Likely sent in response to condolences Gore had offered following the death of Jackie Robinson Jr. is an October 26, 1971 typed letter which It has been signed -Jackie.+ A Handwritten note at lower left reads "your letter was greatly appreciated. I don+t know anyone I respect more as an umpire and man. I am sure we disagreed many times but they were certainly disagreements with respect. J. R." (marker rating 8/9 out of 10, typical mailing folds). Although unclear as to which facet this baseball was used within the game its very presence on the field of play on that historic date presents us with one of the most significant relics to have surfaced of its type. It has long been customary for umpires to sign and retain baseballs from important events however these are typically limited to World Series and All-Star Games. With no bats, gloves, or jerseys to retain hold of, game balls are the sole tangible piece with which an umpire comes into contact that represents the game and it is fitting that they are retained as trophy pieces. It is not at all surprising that Gore and in turn his wife Millie would have been bestowed with a ball that represented the sum total of their (10) years of sacrifice. Significant offering includes: April 15, 1947 game ball, Gore+s personal file copy of his 1947 contract, pair of scrapbooks, additional Robinson photo in Montreal, Robinson signed 8"x10" and signed typed letter, auction LOA from JSA (autographs), and letter of provenance from the family of Artie Gore: Range EX-NM
($10,000-$30,000) $30,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 598 Important Ted Williams Boston Red Sox professional model road jersey c.1946-1948 with related material. Ability: The capacity to do something; Talent that enables someone to achieve a great deal. Focus: The center of interest or activity. Determination: Firmness of purpose; Resoluteness. The process of establishing something exactly, typically by calculation or research. From an early age Ted Williams sought only to accomplish one goal in life; become the greatest hitter who ever lived. Uncommon natural ability combined with incredible focus and determination arguably allowed him to attain just that. Universally regarded as one of the greatest students of hitting that the game has ever known he is as revered today as he was at any point during his (19) years in baseball. Growing up in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego, Williams was just (8) years old when introduced by his Uncle, a former semi-pro player, to baseball. A star by high school he was tendered offers by at least two Major League teams before graduation but at the behest of his mother remained on the West Coast. At 17 years of age he signed on with the San Diego Padres, Pacific Coast League team. By 1947, then a full time roster player, he caught the eye of Boston Red Sox GM Eddie Collins. "It wasn't hard to find Ted Williams" Collins said, "He stood out like a brown cow in a field of white cows." A brash young Williams arrived at Spring Training for the 1948 season 12 days late and was ultimately sent down to the Red Sox Triple-A affiliate Minneapolis Millers where he won the American Association Triple Crown. Not even 20 years old he hit .366 with 43 home runs, and 142 RBIs. The following year, in his Rookie season with the Red Sox, he played at the same level and was declared by none other than Babe Ruth, in the days before a formal award was presented, to be -Rookie of The Year.+ It was a sign of things to come. During the three seasons which followed Williams put up a dizzying array of league leading performances across numerous statistical categories. From 1940-1942, he was the leading run producer in the American League, ended the 1941 season in dramatic fashion as the last player to hit .400, and in 1942 won his first of two Triple Crown Awards leading in runs, home runs, and RBIs. Called to action Williams gave up three of what may have ultimately been his most productive seasons to military service from 1943-1945. Upon return he proved better than ever and finished out the 1940s at the very top of the game. He was named Most Valuable Player in 1946 and helped the Red Sox to an American League pennant. The following season, 1947, he took home a second Triple Crown; only the second man in history to do so. His consistent hitting remained unstoppable and a .368 batting average in 1948 was good enough to top the AL. In 1949, he was named MVP for the second time. In attempt to corral his prowess at the plate, entirely new defensive mechanisms were put into play starting with the famed "Boudreau Shift." Though another decade of play, and an accompanying host of accomplishments and honors, would follow, it is the 1940s that are unquestionably Williams' finest years and the time period in which he solidified that legend that has grown. Fine all original grey flannel jersey manufactured with exceptionally rare zipper front style as employed by the Red Sox for just three or four seasons. Period photographs taken as early as the 1946 World Series show the team in zipper front jerseys and Williams himself is pictured as late as 1948 wearing the style. "Boston" team name is lettered across the front in stylized block letter blue felt and his famed number "9" is on back. In the collar is a "Tim McAuliffe" manufacturer's tag with adjacent size "44" flag tag. Below is an embroidered strip tag reading "Williams." Well preserved with appropriate usage and wash wear evident throughout including a team repair to upper left shoulder at neck line. The known population of Williams game jerseys is notably concise and examples which pre-date 1950 can literally be counted on one hand. Though the exact circumstances of how he came to possess the jersey remain lost to time, it has for decades resided in the care of former umpire Artie Gore and subsequently the Gore family. A native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gore was often the guest of the Boston Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association at various area functions and had deep ties to many Red Sox players.
Material supportive of the long standing relationship Gore and Williams shared and thusly the direct chain of unbroken provenance is to include:
- Scrapbook page with affixed program to February 4, 1947 Boston Baseball Writers Association Dinner at which Williams was awarded their 1946 season Most Valuable Player Award. Gore is listed on "The Lineup" of notables within. Signed on the front cover by (11) attendees including Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Bill Veeck, and signed/inscribed by umpire Bill Stewart. Back of the page has newsprint page from the Boston Herald related to the same event.
- Series of photographs of Gore and Williams together at various times in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. There are a total of (5) with (2) being identical. Pair of sepia toned 11"x14" period images with (1) framed as hung in the Gore home. Affixed label notes that it was taken at an All-Star Game. A pair which show both in sport coats at semi-formal functions (one 5"x7" sepia tone, the other 8"x10" color). And the last in which they can be seen with others at the Ted Williams Camp.
- Baseball signed on the side panel in ink, "To Artie Gore who loved it as much as I did, Ted Williams." Signature rates 8 out of 10 ("T" partially obscured running into stitching), ball (Wilson, Official Constellation League) displays very light even cream coloration.
- Letter of provenance from the family of Artie Gore.
Given the stature of subject, definitive dating to so noteworthy a portion of his career, overall esthetics and preservation, and unbroken chain of first hand provenance, we are confident in stating that this is one of the most significant 1940s flannels extant. Most certainly of museum quality and being offered for the first time publicly.
Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, auction LOA from JSA (Williams signed material), and letter of provenance from the family of Artie Gore: EX
($100,000-$200,000) $160,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 599 Early "Base Ball" cigar box c.1890s-1900s. Wooden cigar box with charming color lithographed game action scene on interior lid which is titled "Base Ball" at top and noted "Manufactured by B.F. Honsinger St. Thomas" at bottom. Below is the printed tag line, "Smoke Base Ball Cigars." Lid remains the most well preserved area of the box overall some mild moisture staining and other light wear. Similar game scene (slightly smaller and cropped) appears on one end but shows toning and some damage/loss. Lid has impressed "Base Ball" titling which is missing some of the original silver inlay. Balance of box has general heavy wear and staining with evidence of moisture exposure and a few small splits to wood: GD-VG ($500-$750) $297.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 600 Heubach German bisque porcelain baseball figurine c.1880s. Seldom offered large sized pitcher variation stands 14 1/2" tall. Retains the overwhelming majority of original hand painted surface with a touch of cream coloration to light colored areas. The figure has crack at both the neck and at base near feet with high quality repairs and color filled in. Light scattered wear otherwise with a touch of minor discoloration: Displays EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $1,066.00
 
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