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 601 1901 Brooklyn Superbas vs. Cincinnati Reds scorecard. Original fold over scorecard issued for game played at Washington Park. Pre-printing interior lineups remain largely unscored with a host of notable listed players incl. Keeler, Dahlen, Kelley, Beckley, Crawford, and Hahn. Minimal pencil notations indicate a game score of (6-1) in favor of the Reds which would date it to their May 15th game. Light consistent toning with horizontal fold at center and corner/edge wear with is most accentuated at top: VG ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 602 Rare 1892 Brooklyn Grooms vs. New York Giants scorecard. Desirable original scorecard issued for game played at Eastern Park has pre-printed interior line-ups for game played vs. the New York Giants. It appears that the scorecard was a stock example with 1892 date on cover and possibly used for a game played the following season. Neatly scored in pencil with notables listed including Rusie, Foutz, Brouthers (crossed out), Ward, and Connor. Displays well with touch of corner/edge wear, horizontal fold, and light strip of toning at binding when viewing. Binding has largely split and tape toning is markedly stronger on interior. Fine eye appeal and highly sought after with fresh examples seldom offered: Displays VG-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 603 Early "Our Dooley" baseball themed cigar box c.1890s. Square box (5" on either side, 3.75" tall) marked "Reliance Cigar Factory" has color "Our Dooley" titled label on one end and inside lid. Labels show a player in period attire accented by game action scene. Label on exterior is missing lower left corner and has wear consistent with the overall wear to box; interior label far better preserved with small ink mark at bottom. Box has general wear to include scattered soiling/discoloration, some chipping, and lid is held on by large period reinforcement: GD-VG ($400-$600) $410.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 604 Sports decorated "Gone With the Wind" style oil lamp c.1890-1910. Highly visual display piece featuring victorian style hand applied accents to glass shade and bulbous body. Shade has four sports scenes including baseball, soccer, croquet, and tennis; body has three including rowing, gold, and hockey. Retains all original metal portions which have been retooled to accept a small light bulb for functionality. In fine overall condition with mild tarnish: EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 605 "Auto-Play Baseball Game" c.1911 with photo instructional book and player coins. Large format wood bordered game board (17"x19") with applied strikes/balls and runs counters (each has movable metal arrow) and large central spinner which stops to point at a variety of possible outcomes. Game is played with a series of player "coins" (small metal rimmed cardboard pieces with player/name printed on) which rest (via a small hole at center) on pegs. Included are coins representing all (8) National League teams which come housed in their original box (light wear, scattered rust, box has split seams); original rule book (PR with heavy wear/chipping); and pictorial booklet which promotes the game and has printed pictures/facsimile signatures of the most noted member or manager of each team (American and National) highlighted by (10) Hall of Famers including Mathewson, Cobb, Wagner, McGraw, and Chance (VG/EX-EX, central page loose). Game board remains very well preserved with hints of scattered light wear; box lid has split seams and general wear/chipping with some fading to titling: Overall VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 606 "Capt. Anson's Pocket Score Board" c.1900s. Boxed wooden scoring board with printed on categories and drilled holes for tracking score/events in a baseball game. A series of metal pegs are present (possibly original and all stuck) which could be moved into appropriate spots. Board itself appears unused with hint of light discoloration. Housed in original box (4.5"x7.25" with mild/moderate scattered wear) which has applied titling label on front and instructions inside. Seldom offered with fine display qualities: Overall EX ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 607 Early baseball illustrated decorative cloth c.1908. Color lithographic cloth display piece featuring batsman and catcher in period uniform with appropriate equipment. Color remains strong throughout with minimal age toning. Mounted to 22" square canvas stretcher with "1908 by Bernhard Ullman" marks and titling at lower edge: EX/MT ($400-$600) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 608 Harry Gowdy miniature decal baseball bat c.1910-1915. Louisville Slugger model 40 measures 14" long and features a vertical decal of Gowdy with portrait, facsimile signature, and printed endorsement. The decal remains approximately 95% complete with very small scattered areas of loss. Bat itself exhibits minor age toning and wear: Overall EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 609 Eddie Collins miniature baseball decal bat c.1910s. Louisville Slugger model 27 bat measures 18" long. Large color decal picturing Eddie Collins on the barrel end remains approximately 80-85% intact with more pronounced loss to right hand portion. Bat itself exhibits a touch of minor age toning: EX/MT ($750-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 610 Desirable Chicago Cubs large format pennant c.1910s. Rare oversized red felt pennant displaying extremely well preserved "Cubs" titling and color tinted batting bear mascot. Touch of light wear throughout with very minor surface pilling and hint of subtle toning. Body measures just under 35" long and all original tassels (not included in measurement) remain intact. Magnificent visual appeal and very seldom offered at auction: EX-EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $817.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 611 Lot of (2) vintage miniature baseball bats c.1910-1930s. Includes 1910s era bat with "Standard" titling stamped on barrel end which is further decorated with red painted end; later period bat with "A.J. Reach Co. The Burley" centerbrand marking and tape wrapped handle. Eyelet in end for hanging. Very minor wear with a touch of loss to red paint: EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $99.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 612 Extremely rare "Ty Cobb Brand" figural trophy by Jarvis c.1910s. Loving cup style trophy having affixed shield shaped placard which incorporates a "Ty Cobb" facsimile signature into the text, "Ty Cobb Trophy Presented by W.B. Jarvis Co. Detroit - Grand Rapids." Other side has a lifelike three dimensional likeness of Cobb at top which retains a small amount of the original copper colored wash. Below, in a relief, is track runner. Cobb had a short lived association with the Jarvis Company which produced a full line of product under the "Ty Cobb Brand." While pieces occasionally surface, this is only the second trophy we have encountered. Stands 13.5" tall atop original base with scattered light surface tarnish and a few small dents/impressions: Overall EX ($2,000-$3,000) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 613 1913 T200 Fatima Team Premium Cincinnati Nationals. Exceedingly rare large format premium issued in conjunction with it's smaller counterpart though available only by mail in redemption. Photographic portion measures approximately 11"x19.5" and remains affixed to the original 13"x21" heavy stock mount. The piece was long ago prepared for use in publication with photographers mask applied at areas, mask and paper placed over individuals standing at far edges, and several modifications made by cutting and repositioning (limited to just two players). In addition some "x" marks, lines, and numbers are written on. Other wear is limited to small tear or imperfection towards edges of image and some general edge/corner wear to mount and chipping. We believe that a large portion/most can be reversed through use of a professional conservator. Suitable "type" example from an incredibly scarce and highly visual series: see description ($1,000-$3,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 614 1908 Detroit Tigers Championship souvenir badge. Exceedingly rare souvenir piece issued in commemoration of the Tigers American League leading season. Heavy stock upper portion has "We-A-A-Ah Champion Tigers" lettered around a roaring Tiger likeness with design repeated on both front and back. Attached are black and gold ribbons reading "Pennant" and "1908" respectively. In fine condition overall with the slightest hint of light toning/wear mentioned for accuracy. Designed to be affixed by means of a string at top (original still present) and this surely made for an impressive display given the large size (upper portion 5" across, ribbons each 7.5" long): Strong EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 615 1915 World Series program (at Boston). Original program issued for game played at Braves Field. Unscored with pre-printed interior line-ups which include Babe Ruth in his first post-season appearance (as pitcher for the Red Sox). Front and back covers has light surface wrinkling and some general (mostly incidental) corner/edge wear. Top of front cover has small piece of vintage tape applied, left edge of back cover has small stain. Bound edge remains fully intact. Interior is generally clean with the scoring page for Philadelphia being more heavily toned/soiled. Trimmed at both top and bottom edges: VG/EX ($2,500-$3,500) $2,530.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 616 Ty Cobb autographed check to the IRS with related stub. Personal check dated April 14, 1930 and filled out by Ty Cobb to the "Collector of Internal Revenue" in the amount of $103.96. Affixed to the check are two "stubs" from Cobb's checkbook, also filled out in his hand, recording the transaction as well as the previously written check. Signature and handwriting rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Light typical handling, bank cancellation markings and stub portion has irregular tear and slit. Framed for display with a limited edition (#264/5000) silver gelatin photograph of Ty Cobb produced from an original glass negative dated 1915. Measures 24 1/2"x18" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Check/stubs EXMT, Sig. NM-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 617 Magnificent 1916 "Red Sox Rooters" pin featuring Manager Bill Carrigan. Elaborate large format souvenir pin anchored at top by a gilted titling bar with "Boston" team identifier. Red, white, and blue ribbon supported below (lettered "Red Sox Rooters 1916") with affixed 2.25" celluloid button picturing player/Manager Carrigan. Fabric red sock serves as backdrop. Remains in fine overall condition with mild toning to team name bar and some minute holes in fabric of sock. Nearly 10" tall top to bottom. Produced by Boston-based button manufacturers a A. R. Lopez & Bro. Extremely rare and highly visual pin dating to their second consecutive Championship season: Very strong EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 618 1926 Detroit Tigers team signed folk art decorated baseball. Reach B.Johnson Official American League baseball, decorated in the period with charming Tiger likeness painted on a side panel. Small pair of crossed bats painted on adjacent panel and the ball has been hand lettered "Detroit 1926." In total, approximately (20) have signed including Cobb, Heilmann, Manush, B.Evans (executive), O'Rourke, Wingo, Woodall, and McBride. Signatures range from 3 to 7 out of 10 with majority grading 5 or better. A few are non-roster players/personnel (possibly having played in Spring Training, not the regular season). Below the crossed bats design is an inscription dating the ball to the Tigers Spring Training at Atlanta, Georgia that appears possibly, to be written by Ty Cobb. Ball displays moderate even toning and some scattered wear/small areas of surface loss. Period coat of shellac applied. Uncommonly early team ball and one of the few dating to Cobb's playing days which we have handled. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-VG/EX, Signatures: Range GD-EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 620 George Sisler single signed baseball c.1920s. Red and black stitched Spalding Official National League baseball has been signed across the side panel, "George Sisler." Period fountain pen signature rates 7 to 7/8 out of 10. Ball displays mild even toning with a touch of very minor scattered wear including small surface abrasion on side panel. Stampings have faded but there are vestiges of commissioner's facsimile signature on side panel (presumably Heydler). Faint remnants of a period date are found with a surface abrasion under the signature mentioned for accuracy only. Fine playing career exemplar of an original Hall of Fame class inductee. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($2,000-$4,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 621 Rare and exceptional Ty Cobb professional model baseball bat as gifted to Detroit Postmaster William Nagel c.1916-1918. Outstanding specimen is one of the earliest dating period Cobb game bats having sourced provenance to have entered the marketplace. Louisville Slugger double dash dot dash model bat measures 34.5" long and weighs 36.9oz. Hillerich & Bradsby centerbrand stampings present very boldly along with "Ty Cobb" facsimile signature stamp on barrel end. The bat displays strong evident use including ball marks, stitching impressions, green and blue bat rack marks, and cleat impressions. The overall condition of the bat itself is wonderfully original retaining fine surface and honey colored brown patina. William J. Nagel was born in 1873 in Detroit where he would later serve in several official city positions inclusive of Deputy City Controller (1909-1910) and later as Postmaster for the city beginning in 1913. Nagel was a versatile athlete and avid sports fan beginning with his high school and college days listing baseball as his preferred game of choice. Through his various governmental positions Nagel was afforded the opportunity to befriend members of the Detroit Tigers baseball team over many years. As documented by several periodicals and reference volumes of the period, Bill Nagel was a consistent figure at Detroit Tigers home games and practices often times throwing batting practice to the players. In particular, it is further evidenced that Nagel was one of the favored batting practice pitchers for Ty Cobb. As referenced in a period newspaper article for the Detroit News by George W. Stark, "In the Hughie Jennings era, he (Nagel) had the freedom of Old Bennett Park and later of Navin Field. There his first friend was Ty Cobb who spent hours every day sharpening his batting eye at the expense of Bill's pitches. He always said Cobb wore out his throwing arm and destroyed the potential of a big league career." Further corroboration of Nagel's relationship with the team is offered in an excerpt from the book The City of Detroit Michigan 1701-1922, "He delights in baseball and when the Detroit Tigers are in town he can be seen wearing the uniform in practice on the field with the players. The team counts him indeed a friend and he is a familiar figure in practice to tens of thousands of baseball fans." The bat is accompanied by numerous photographs of Nagel inclusive of a vintage cabinet image picturing him in a Tigers uniform along with several vintage newspaper articles as referenced in the aforementioned auction description Additionally, the lot includes Nagel's period autograph album which features a fine ink signature of Ty Cobb dated June 15, 1924 rating 9 out of 10. This autograph book not only carries actual dollar value as a fine signature but more notably directly corroborates Nagel's interaction with Cobb. As evidenced by recent auction pricing, sourced game used materials from the icons of baseball history continue to achieve record pricing. Superlative example which easily ranks among the finest in the hobby having the additional desirability of dating to the prime of Cobb's career with the Tigers. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA (Graded GU 9): EX ($75,000-$125,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 622 1930 Walter Johnson single signed baseball. Spalding "King of The Diamond" model baseball has been signed across the sweet spot, "Walter Johnson" and dated below in his hand "Dec. 30, 1930." Vintage fountain pen signature rates 6 out of 10 retaining fine display qualities. Ball displays a light even cream coloration with bold stampings and a few minute flaws. One of the most celebrated players in history for his skill and sportsmanship, Johnson spent (21) seasons with the Washington Senators during which time he pitched (531) complete games, threw a record (110) shutouts, and notched (411) wins (second only to Cy Young). He lead the league in strikeouts a record (12) times and for over (50) years was the only man in history to have struck out more than (3,000) batters (3,508 in total). Highly desirable and seldom offered in this choice single signed format. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball NM, Sig. EX ($3,000-$5,000) $3,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 623 Walter Johnson and Muddy Ruel autographed baseball c.1930s. Soiled baseball having vintage fountain pen "Walter Johnson" signature across the sweet spot rating 5/6 out of 10. Panel directly below has been signed by his battery mate Muddy Ruel ("H. Ruel") rating 3/4. No discernable stampings present on ball which has evident wear and toning throughout. Includes full LOA from JSA: VG ($1,500-$2,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 624 1924 Washington Senators (World Series Champions) team signed baseball. Red and blue stitched Reach B.Johnson Official American League baseball has been signed by (27) including Walter Johnson and Bucky Harris (together on sweet spot with Joe Judge situated above), Bluege, Peckinpaugh, Hargrave, Altrock, Ruel, Schact, Rice, Tate, Zachary, Ogden, Leibold, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10 with (1) lesser (Altrock, 5 to 5/6). Signature of Joe Harris (joined the club in 1925) was added at a far later date (in ink). Ball displays an even cream coloration with unusually well defined League stampings. Outstanding example with note to sweet spot positioning of Walter Johnson for a highly desired and seldom offered team. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT-NM ($5,000-$7,500) $7,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 625 1928 Chicago Cubs team signed baseball. Red and black stitched Spalding J.Heydler Official National League baseball has been signed by a total of (31) with the majority being rostered team members including Hack Wilson, Kiki Cuyler, Gabby Hartnett, Joe McCarthy, Charles Root, Riggs Stephenson, Woody English, Charlie Grimm, Pat Malone, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 4/5 to 7/8 out of 10 with most falling in the 6 to 6/7 range. HOFers as follows: Wilson (5), Hartnett (5/6-6), McCarthy (7-7/8), and Cuyler (4/5-5). Ball displays even toning with some areas of somewhat more pronounced surface wear and has light coat of shellac applied. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: VG-EX ($750-$1,250) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 626 1929 Boston Braves panoramic team photograph (Spring Training). Sepia toned 8"x26.75" photograph showing players and coaching staff in uniform including Maranville, Evers, and Sisler. Captioning printed within notes player last names and the St. Petersburg, Florida locale. Wear with white border which would not be visible if framed for display. Photo had been stored rolled for many years and has resulting series of vertical lines/creases: VG ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 627 1936-38 BF3 Chicago Cubs pennant. Seldom offered design with body done in yellow felt accented with blue strip and tassels at left edge. Screened on "Cubs" titling incorporates a batting bear mascot/logo. Mild discoloration/wear throughout: EX ($400-$600) $440.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 628 Scarce Jim Thorpe professional model baseball bat c.1922. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35 1/2" long and weighs 39.8oz with "Jim Thorpe" facsimile signature stamping on the barrel end. Bat has excellent usage wear including ball markings on barrel, grain swelling on back of barrel, and cleat marks at end of barrel. Overall eye appeal is very strong presenting beautifully with light brown color and finish. Handle crack has been professionally restored as well as some surface restoration to the barrel end. Thorpe was signed by John McGraw of the New York Giants in 1913 shortly after dominating the 1912 Olympics but had to return his gold medals due to a semi-professional baseball contract that he had signed before the games. Mainly a gate attraction, Thorpe fared moderately well for a six year Major League career but did manage to bat over .300 in the last two years of his career. The importance of Thorpe to American sports cannot be overstated especially noting his success even in the face of significant social hurdles of the era such as his American Indian heritage. This particular bat is one of only two known Jim Thorpe professional model examples from Thorpe's short lived professional career and dating specifically to his 1922 season played with the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League. The offered example was recently discovered on the West Coast with some other PCL related materials. The bat is consistent with the other known Thorpe example and Hillerich & Bradsby factory records. Exceedingly rare game bat with relation to the greatest pure athlete in sports history. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($20,000-$40,000) $35,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 629 Unique 1921 World Series presentational pocketwatch. For a number of reasons, early championship jewelry is exceedingly rare. The custom of awarding a ring to participating championship team members did not begin until instituted by the Giants following their second consecutive World Series victory in 1922. In the years prior there were a variety of pins, pendants, and other such trinkets awarded on occasion and though they infrequently find their way into the marketplace, a good number have been lost to time. In 1921, Giants team members were presented with a diminutive lapel pin/pendant; the Yankees did not receive anything. To the best of our knowledge the offered pocket watch represents the only substantive presentational piece with relation to the 1921 World Series to have surfaced. The watch was given to George Perry, a long time executive with the Yankees and a close friend and confidant of team owner Jacob Ruppert. It is unknown exactly what prompted the gift but it can be presumed that he was instrumental in coordinating events surrounding the games on behalf of both teams who were then sharing the Polo Grounds. The Friday, November 18, 1921 issue of Variety Magazine has a small blurb which mentions -a unique present+ given specifically to Perry with the watch described and notes that, -it is the only in existence.+ Interior movement, marked "Concord W. Co. 17 Jewels", is housed in "18K White Gold" marked Solidarity brand case. Affixed to the enclosure is a blue enameled interlocking -NY+ logo which has "Giants" and "Yankees" team name lettered on opposite sides. Impressed titling around the edge reads in full, "From Giants and Yankees To George Perry In Appreciation - World Series, New York - 1921." Condition remains strong with light toning to front face (one arm, upper, has been replaced) a touch of incidental wear visible when displayed. Several small nicks which are generally hidden from view are the result of force applied to open the backing. These are mentioned for accuracy and have little to no effect on visual appeal. In working order when wound: Displays EX/MT-NM ($20,000-$30,000) $55,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 630 April 18, 1923 Yankee Stadium Opening Day program. Desirable original program issued for the first game played at Yankee Stadium between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Despite wear at edges inclusive of chipping, small tears/creases, and tape reinforced bound edge (which has several small holes punched through), the program retains fine display qualities with intact and well colored graphics. Back cover has similar types of wear/condition flaws which are a bit more severe. Interior is scored neatly in pencil with pages having been more well preserved than covers. Original programs from this historic game have become exceedingly rare and desirable. When Yankee Stadium first opened on April 18, 1923, more than 25,000 fans had to be turned away at the gates, though most, sensing the historical significance of the occasion, lingered outside in the cold just to hear the sounds of music and the roar of the crowd. Before the game Babe Ruth famously said, "I'd give a year of my life if I can hit a home run in the first game in this new park". His wish, and that of the tens of thousands in attendance, came true. In the third inning, the Sultan of Swat christened "The House That Ruth Built" by hammering the first home run in Yankee Stadium history. Technical GD: Offers GD-VG Display qualities with note to described condition ($3,000-$5,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 631 Rogers Hornsby autographed notebook page. Unlined 8"x10.25" notebook page has been signed in vintage fountain pen, "Rogers Hornsby" rating 9 out of 10. Period newsprint image of Hornsby is affixed and the page has been matted for display. Includes full LOA from JSA: Page EX/MT, Sig. NM ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 632 Ty Cobb autograph in framed display. Choice "Ty Cobb" fountain pen signature rating 8/9 out of 10 appears on lightly toned paper slip (1.5"x4" visible area). Framed for display with sepia toned image to 16.5"x20" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM ($750-$1,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 633 1926 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Original pin marked Dieges & Clust on the back displaying a touch of light surface wear. White enameled portion has a pair of very small imperfections. Missing back closure: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $774.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 634 1930 Philadelphia Athletics partial team signed baseball (World Series Champions). Red and blue stitched Reach E.S. Barnard Official American League baseball has been signed by (15) including Foxx, Grove, Cochrane, Simmons, Rommel, Bishop, Haas, Quinn, Boley, Perkins, Mahaffey, Dykes, Miller, and Schang. Additional signature of Homer Simmons presumably from an Al Simmons relative. Period fountain pen signatures rate 5 to 7 to 7/8 out of 10. Ball displays mild toning/discoloration throughout with a hint of very light wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX ($1,000-$2,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 635 1929 Philadelphia Athletics team signed baseball (World Series Champions). Red and blue stitched Reach E.S. Barnard Official American League baseball has been signed by (19) including Foxx, Simmons, Cochrane, Grove, Collins, Ehmke, Earnshaw, Walberg, Bishop, Perkins, Miller, Haas, Dykes, Quinn, Burns, and others. Foxx has inscribed the ball, "To Mr. Leaper, from." Period fountain pen signatures rate 2/3 to 6 to 6/7 out of 10. Ball displays even toning/light soiling with well defined stampings. Vintage identifier written on in red ink. Seldom offered championship team highlighted by some of the finest talent of the era. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 636 1931 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Orange and blue stitched Spalding "Babe Ruth" signature model "Home Run Special" baseball has been signed by (21) including Ruth, Gehrig, Combs, Ruffing, Lazzeri, Sewell, Gomez, Pennock, Dickey, Pipgras, Cooke, Byrd, Chapman, Jorgens, Lary, Reese, and others. Majority of period fountain pen signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10, those on panel directly below sweet spot (5 signatures, none of whom are among the more notable) rate 5 to 7 with (1) lesser. Ball displays an even cream coloration with a touch of scattered wear throughout. Strong condition example representing one of the most talented lineups of all time boasting a remarkable (9) future Hall of Famers. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($6,000-$8,000) $7,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 637 1931 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Red and blue stitched Reach E.S. Barnard Official American League baseball has been signed by (22) including Ruth, Gehrig, Gomez, Combs, Pennock, Ruffing, Sewell, Lazzeri, Dickey, Byrd, Lary, Cooke, Chapman, and Pipgras. Fountain pen signatures rate 6 to 7/8 out of 10 with (1) lesser. Ball displays light even toning and a touch of very minor soiling/wear. Desirable team signed ball dating to the storied era of Yankee dominance with (9) future Hall of Famers on their roster. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($5,000-$7,500) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 638 1928 New York Yankees team signed baseball (World Series Champions). Reach red and blue stitched E.S. Barnard Official American League baseball has been signed by (17) including Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Combs, Hoyt, Pennock, Thomas, Durst, Zachary, Paschal, Dugan, Grabowski, Moore, Meusel, Koenig, Robertson, and Johnson. Period fountain pen signatures rate 6/7 to 8 out of 10, averaging 7/8 to 8. Ball displays mild even toning with a hint of light scattered surface wear and has "1928" year identifier written on. Following a fabled campaign in 1927, the 1928 Yankees became the first team to sweep back-to-back World Series with a win over the St. Louis Cardinals in just (4) games. Playing through injury, Ruth hit .625 including a Game (4) performance highlighted by three home runs and Gehrig displayed his usual prowess driving in as many runs by himself as the entire Cardinals team managed all in. Desirable Championship team ball dating to the heart of their most storied era. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($7,000-$10,000) $11,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 640 Superb Babe Ruth professional model baseball bat c.1925-1927. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" long and weighs a shade under 41oz. The bat remains in fine original uncracked condition with exemplary use characteristics including ball marks, grain swelling, and scored handle area. Hillerich & Bradsby Co. centerbrand label and George "Babe" Ruth facsimile signature stampings remain very bold. Rich brown surface displays handsomely with fine general patination. One small area of indentation on the barrel end has been professionally restored and is mentioned for accuracy only. As referenced in the header for this particular grouping of items from the Ted Leaper collection the offered specimen is the lone surviving example from the twenty or so Ruth game bats originally presented to 12 year old young man in 1958. Offerings of previously unknown Babe Ruth game bats with primary sourced provenance have become notably infrequent with premium examples, such as the offered bat, often commanding record pricing at auction. Cornerstone piece for the discerning collector who properly values directly sourced materials with relation to an American sports icon. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Leaper family descendant: EX ($75,000-$125,000) $145,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 641 1930 New York Yankees partial team signed baseball. Red and blue stitched Reach E.S. Barnard Official American League baseball has been signed by (15) including Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Lary, Shawkey, Bengough, Pennock, Sherid, Holloway, Johnson, Byrd, Reese, and Ruffing (signed twice). Period fountain pen signatures generally rate 6/7 to 8 out of 10 with (1) lesser (faded Ed Wells, 1/2). Ball displays mild even toning/soiling with some scattered wear and has vintage "1930" written on. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX-EX, Sigs. EX-NM with (1) lesser ($5,000-$7,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 644 1940 Babe Ruth autographed personal check. May 10, 1940 Chemical Bank & Trust Co. check drawn on his personal account and signed at lower left, "G. H. Ruth" rating 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Made payable to "Carry Cadillac Renting" (in his hand) and displays little to no wear aside from typical bank cancellations. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$4,000) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 645 Babe Ruth autograph with original 1947 dated mailing envelope. "Sincerely Babe Ruth" fountain pen signature rating 8 out of 10 appears on cream colored linen stock paper (3.25"x5.25" in present folded state). Includes original mailing envelope bearing May 9, 1947 postmark from NY, NY and is consigned to this sale directly by the original recipient who was a young boy when he received it at the time. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 646 Fine Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1947. Cream colored Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweet spot, "Babe Ruth." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10 with a touch of skipping. Ball displays an even cream coloration with several small surface imperfections/impressions and faded stampings. Offered for the first time publicly and includes small (later period) handwritten on note detailing that it was signed on July 28, 1947 at an American Legion game in Philadelphia. Then a spokesman for the Ford Motor Company, Ruth embarked on a National tour on their behalf with stops across the country. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($15,000-$20,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 647 Fine Babe Ruth autographed signature model baseball bat c.1930s. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat has been signed at mid barrel, "Babe Ruth" in period fountain pen rating a strong 8 out of 10. The autograph is ideally positioned for display between deeply impressed centerbrand and "George Babe Ruth" facsimile signature manufacturer's stampings. Knob has "35" inch marking. Generally well preserved with a touch of light scattered surface wear which is somewhat more accentuated toward barrel end inclusive of some small divots/impressions. For accuracy, we note a few stray light ink marks/handwriting (later period, unknown hand) which are not visible when positioned for display. Extremely strong example being one of the better Ruth signed store model bats we have handled with particular note to use of professional quality wood stock in the manufacturing process (denoted by "125" in centerbrand) and signature strength/positioning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Bat EX/MT, Sig. NM ($20,000-$30,000) $20,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 648 "Bob Feller" original artwork by Arthur K. Miller. Fine rendering brings to life the noted pitcher winding up in Cleveland Indians uniform. Very well executed acrylic on masonite board done in Miller's inimitable style and signed at lower right. Also signed, titled, and dated on the lower back of the frame which measures 27.5"x37.5" overall: NM-MT ($1,000-$2,000) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 649 "Mel Ott" original large format artwork by Arthur K. Miller. Lifelike rendering done in acrylic on masonite board in Miller's inimitable style. Signed at lower corner and further signed, titled, and dated on the lower back of the frame which measures 27.5"x35.5" overall: NM-MT ($1,000-$2,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 650 "Lefty Grove, 1935" original artwork by Arthur K. Miller. Striking original acrylic on masonite board done in Miller's inimitable style. Signed at lower corner and further signed, titled, and dated on the lower back of the frame which measures 23.25"x38" overall. One of the finest works within the select group offered in this sale: NM-MT ($1,000-$2,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 651 "Williams & DiMaggio" original large format artwork by Arthur K. Miller. Exceptional original acrylic on masonite board done in Miller's inimitable style brings to life the two most notable players of their era. Signed at lower corner and further signed, titled, and dated on the lower back of the frame which measures 36"x45" overall. Rare opportunity to acquire a work of this large size: NM-MT ($2,000-$4,000) $3,555.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 652 "Lloyd and Paul Waner" original artwork by Arthur K. Miller. Fine rendering brings to life the Hall of Fame brothers, shown on field inspecting their respective weapons of choice. Very well executed acrylic on masonite board, done in Miller's inimitable style and signed at lower corner. Also signed, titled, and dated on the lower back of the frame which measures 29.5"x37.5" overall: NM-MT ($1,000-$2,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 653 "Hit Man" original Ty Cobb artwork by Arthur K. Miller. Appealing original acrylic on masonite board brings Cobb to life and conveys the intensity with which he played the game. Done in Miller's inimitable style and signed at lower corner. Titled on the lower back of frame which measures 21.5"x34.5" overall: NM-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 654 "Big Train" original Walter Johnson artwork by Arthur K. Miller. Well executed acrylic on masonite board, done in Miller's inimitable style and signed at lower corner. Johnson is shown in Washington Senators home uniform in classic follow through pose. Also signed, titled, and dated on the lower back of the frame which measures 21.5"x33.5" overall: NM-MT ($2,000-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 655 "Cobb, Jackson, & Crawford" original large format artwork by Arthur K. Miller. Original acrylic on masonite board depicting the famed meeting of Jackson and Cobb along with fellow Detroit Tiger Crawford. Done in Miller's inimitable style and signed at lower corner. Further signed, titled, and dated on the lower back of the frame which measures 32"x44" overall. Seldom offered in this large size: NM-MT ($2,000-$4,000) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 656 1992 Atlanta Braves National League Champions 10K gold pendant. Presentational pendant fashioned after the rings made for the same year and available to players' wives and other team personnel. Lettered around the edge, "1992 Braves National League Champions" in block letter relief. Center features a raised CZ encrusted baseball with red enameled laces. Marked on the back, "10K." Weighs (15) grams: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 657 Yogi Berra "It Ain't Over Til Over" single signed baseball. Selig MLB baseball signed across the sweet spot by Berra in blue ink along with his trademark "Yogi-ism" salutation. Signature and inscription rate 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and PSA/DNA sticker affixed: NM ($200-$400) $182.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 657a New York Yankees Captains autographed baseball. Selig MLB baseball signed by New York Yankees captains Derek Jeter, Graig Nettles, Willie Randolph, Don Mattingly, and Ron Guidry. Ball is numbered 31/100 with signatures rating 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA with MLB and PSA/DNA holograms affixed: NM ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 658 2000 All-Star Game pendant. Finely executed pendant as issued for the game played at Turner Field in Atlanta. Design is identical to the top portion of the rings which were presented to players, coaches, and managers. Back has some incidental surface scratching: EX-MT ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 659 1986 World Series autographed New York Daily News. Original Daily News paper as issued for the Mets magical 1986 World Series season having been signed on the front by (33) participants to include: Carter, Rice, Boggs, Buckner, Strawberry, M.Wilson, Hernandez, Dykstra, Gooden, and Davey Johnson. Signatures range from 7 to 10 out of 10. Matted and framed, includes full LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 660 1998 New York Yankees World Series Champions 10K gold ring. Ranking as one of the finest baseball teams ever fielded, the 1998 New York Yankees amassed a Major League record (125) wins. Combining talent and chemistry they rolled through the regular season, won the AL title in (6) games over Cleveland, and swept the Padres to win the Yankees 24th Championship of the 20th Century. Original ring as presented to a Minor League affiliate team owner. Top face has a deep blue synthetic stone background with inset "NY" team logo. The logo is accented with (24) small stones and an additional (24) ring the interior of the beveled edge. Exterior is lettered, "1998 World Champions." Left shank has the team logo in relief with "125-50" record above and "Best Ever" below. Right has incised rendering of the World Series trophy set over Yankee Stadium and reads "Tradition" at bottom. "Collins" name is at top and the Interior band is marked, "Balfour 10K." Sized (13.5) ring weighs (30) grams. Little to no wear. Includes original wooden presentational box: NM ($10,000-$15,000) $12,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 661 Andruw Jones 2000 All-Star Game ring. Original ring as presented to outfielder Andruw Jones as a participant in the 2000 All-Star Game played at Turner Field in Atlanta. Attractive ring features All-Star game logo on side panel with "2000 All Star" lettering on ring top. Marked "AUR Jostens" on interior ring band. Ring size is 11. Includes letter of provenance from Andruw Jones: NM ($1,500-$2,500) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 662 Andruw Jones 2002 All-Star Game ring. Original ring as presented to outfielder Andruw Jones as a participant in the 2002 All-Star Game played at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Attractive ring features All-Star game logo on side panel with "2002 All Star" lettering on ring top. Marked "Jostens YUM" on interior ring band. Ring size is 11 1/2 . Includes letter of provenance from Andruw Jones: NM ($1,500-$2,500) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 663 Paul O'Neill "Game Used 99" autographed professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with O'Neill facsimile signature burned into the barrel end along with model number "C243." Measures 35" long and weighs an impressive 37.2oz. Outstanding use is evident throughout with heavy wear to the barrel which has deep cleat marks/gouges on either side. Handle which bears trademark criss crossed tape has glue repaired crack. Signed in black marker, "Paul O'Neill, 21, Game Used '99" rating 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOAs from JSA (auto) and Hunt Auctions (bat) along with (2) additional COAs: EX ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 664 1996 New York Yankees (World Series Champions) team signed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig Official 1996 World Series logo baseball has been signed by (23) including Jeter, Torre, Fielder, Rivera, Martinez, Cone, Strawberry, Williams, Boggs, Raines, and others. Ink signatures rate 7/8 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays a touch of light scattered toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA and comes housed in display case with etched Yankees logo on front: NM ($750-$1,250) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 665 1998 New York Yankees team signed limited edition "Dream Season" giclee. Large format giclee on canvas has been signed by (27) including Jeter, Rivera, Girardi, Strawberry, O'Neill, Pettitte, Torre, Cone, Wells, and others. Marker signatures rate 9 to 9/10 out of 10. Also signed by the artist Doo S. Oh and hand numbered "13/24." Gallery style framed to 37"x45" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA and additional COA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 666 Derek Jeter autographed professional model baseball bat c.2000 (PSA GU 9.5). Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball with Jeter facsimile signature and model number "P72" impressed within the barrel. Measures 34" long and weighs 32.3 oz. Fine use evident throughout with ball transfer and stitch marks visible along with grain swelling and some surface chips. Cracked handle has healthy coating of mota stick as applied for grip and light impression visible from a weighted batting donut. Signed in silver paint pen rating 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Includes LOAs from JSA (auto) and Hunt Auctions (bat) along with additional COA: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $3,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 667 Derek Jeter "Team of The Century" autographed limited edition giclee. Large format art print on canvas has been signed at lower front, "Derek Jeter" with added "Team of The Century" notation below. Signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Also signed by the artist Doo S. Oh and hand numbered "DX 1/2" from an extremely limited production deluxe edition. Gallery style framed to 36.5"x45.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA and additional COA: NM-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 668 2000 New York Yankees (World Series Champions) team signed commemorative bat. Full sized bat by Cooperstown Bat Co. with "Bronx Bombers Do It Again" titling burned into the barrel end. Signed by (29) including Jeter, Torre, Rivera, Clemens, Pettitte, Gooden, Martinez, O'Neill, Cone, Justice, and others. Blue marker signatures rate uniformly strong 8/9 to 9 out of 10. Hand numbered "39/126." Includes auction LOA from JSA and additional COA: NM-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 669 Derek Jeter autographed limited edition bat with multiple inscriptions. Full sized Louisville Slugger P72 Jeter signature model bat has been signed on the barrel by Derek Jeter with added "ROY 96, 2000 All Star MVP, Team of The Century" inscriptions. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Hand numbered "1/10." Includes auction LOA from JSA and additional COA: NM ($750-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 670 Derek Jeter signed limited edition New York Yankees jersey. New York Yankees home pinstriped jersey has been signed below the "NY" team logo on front, "Derek Jeter." Blue marker signature rates 8 out of 10. Player number "2" appears on back as does an American Flag patch at neck line. Sleeves have affixed "2001 World Series" and "American League 100th Anniversary" patches along with black memorial armband. "Russell Athletic" tagging at lower front tail with adjacent "100% Polyester 24" (size) and "2" Extra Length" flag tags (tagged at pro quality level). Jersey is hand numbered above "9/22." Displayed in shadowbox with etched Yankees team logo at lower right corner. Includes auction LOA from JSA and additional COA: NM-MT ($750-$1,250) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 671 Derek Jeter autographed limited edition baseball bat. Special edition silver Louisville Slugger 125 model silver bat has been signed on the barrel, "Derek Jeter." Blue marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Hand numbered 202 of 222 pieces. Includes auction LOA from JSA, COA from Steiner Sports, and has MLB Authentication hologram affixed: NM ($750-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 672 Significant 2000 World Series Game (5) baseball - Series clinching game (MLB Authentication). Desirable game ball used at Shea Stadium on October 26, 2000 as the New York Yankees beat their cross town rival Mets for an unprecedented 26th Championship. Rawlings B.Selig Official 2000 World Series gold logo baseball displaying evident usage wear/soiling throughout with panel to left of the logo having pronounced abrasion. "Andy Pettitte" signature (faded, 1 to 1/2 out of 10) is fitting given his Game (1) win which paved the way for his Game (5) start. MLB Authentication hologram affixed (GR000184): EX ($2,000-$4,000) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 673 2001 World Series Game (4) baseball autographed by Derek Jeter (MLB Authentication). Desirable ball as used October 31, 2001 in New York Yankees game vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks. Rawlings B.Selig Official 2001 World Series gold logo baseball displaying evident usage wear/soiling throughout. Signed on the side panel, "Derek Jeter" in ink rating 8 out of 10. MLB Authentication holograms (GR096929 and AR146898) affixed: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 674 2001 New York Yankees (American League Champions) team signed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig Official 2001 World Series logo baseball has been signed by (28) including Jeter, Torre, Rivera, Posada, Soriano, Williams, Clemens, Mussina, Martinez, Pettitte, O'Neill, and others. Ink signatures rate 7/8 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays an even white coloration with one very small area of light toning mentioned for accuracy. Hand numbered "8/11" near stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,250) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 675 2002 New York Yankees team autographed baseball. Selig MLB ball signed by (27) players including Jeter, Clemens, Mussina, Rivera, Williams, Wells, and Joe Torre. "Happy Birthday" notation added to the sweet spot in an unknown hand. Signatures range from 9 to 10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 676 Derek Jeter autographed "New York's Finest" original painting by Doo S. Oh. Appealing original artwork on canvas depicting the famed New York City skyline within lower portion and large Derek Jeter portrait at top. The work is accented with a pair of action poses and has been signed, "Derek Jeter" in gold paint pen rating 8 out of 10. Also signed by the artist Doo S. Oh. Gallery style framed for display to 33"x41" overall. A series of highly collectible limited edition prints/giclees have been produced off this very work and this is the first time the original has been offered at auction. Touch of mild spotting mentioned for accuracy has little to no effect on eye appeal. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and additional LOA: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 677 Derek Jeter "Hometown Hero" autographed limited edition giclee by Stephen Holland. Lifelike rendering of Jeter in familiar batting pose has been signed across dark area of background in gold paint pen rating 9 out of 10. Also signed by the artist Holland and hand numbered "1/25" with added "PP" (Player's Proof) designation. Framed for display in gallery style to 30.25"x46.25" overall: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 678 Derek Jeter and Joe Torre autographed New York Yankees jersey. Road gray jersey by Russell Athletic (size 52) with "New York" team name block lettered across the front and number "2" on back has "2000 All Star Game" patch on left sleeve. Signed on the front by both Jeter and Torre with each adding game related inscription. Jeter has written "2000 All Star MVP", Torre has inscribed "2000 All Star Mgr." Marker signatures rate 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Hand numbered "PP2/25" and comes housed in large shadowbox display case with etched Yankees logo on front. Includes auction LOA from JSA and additional COA: NM-MT ($750-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 679 Mariano Rivera autographed "game used" 2003 New York Yankees hat with signed ball. Classic deep blue hat with embroidered "NY" logo on front and affixed "100th Anniversary" patch as worn in 2003. New Era 5950 tagging inside with "7 1/4" size tag. Number "42" written on underside of brim and has been signed on top, "Mariano Rivera, Game Used Hat 2003." Silver paint pen signature rates 8 out of 10. Hat shows usage wear and sweat staining throughout; Rawlings B.Selig OML baseball, signed on the sweet spot in ink rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes LOA for hat signed by Rivera, Steiner COAs for both hat and ball, and auction LOA from JSA (autographs): Hat EX, Ball NMMariano Rivera autographed "game used" 2003 New York Yankees hat with signed ball. Classic deep blue hat with embroidered "NY" logo on front and affixed "100th Anniversary" patch as worn in 2003. New Era 5950 tagging inside with "7 1/4" size tag. Number "42" written on underside of brim and has been signed on top, "Mariano Rivera, Game Used Hat 2003." Silver paint pen signature rates 8 out of 10. Hat shows usage wear and sweat staining throughout; Rawlings B.Selig OML baseball, signed on the sweet spot in ink rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes LOA for hat signed by Rivera, Steiner COAs for both hat and ball, and auction LOA from JSA (autographs): Hat EX, Ball NM ($750-$1,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 680 Ichiro Suzuki autographed professional model baseball bat c.2011. Mizuno model "Pro AO Ichiro 51" baseball bat measures 33.5" and weighs 30.1oz. Knob is factory stamped, "51 AB50." Evident usage wear with ball transfer and stitch marks visible on the barrel. Signed in silver paint pen rating 8/9 out of 10 and has Ichiro's personal authentication hologram affixed. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA assigning grade of "GU 8" and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EXIchiro Suzuki autographed professional model baseball bat c.2011. Mizuno model "Pro AO Ichiro 51" baseball bat measures 33.5" and weighs 30.1oz. Knob is factory stamped, "51 AB50." Evident usage wear with ball transfer and stitch marks visible on the barrel. Signed in silver paint pen rating 8/9 out of 10 and has Ichiro's personal authentication hologram affixed. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA assigning grade of "GU 8" and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 681 2004 Boston Red Sox team autographed baseball. Official 2004 World Series ball signed by (22) members of the World Champion Red Sox including Schilling, Martinez, Varitek, Youkalis, Wakefield, Damon, and Ramirez. Signatures range from 9 to 10 out of 10. Numbered 108/304 with MLB Authentication hologram affixed (MR 618093). Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($750-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 682 Fenway Park stadium seat autographed by several Red Sox legends. Original Fenway Park stadium seat having been signed across the top back slat by (14) Red Sox players to include Clemens, Rice, Pedroia, Ortiz, Tiant, Remy, Lynn, Evans, Petrocelli, Lee, Carbo, Malzone, Nixon, and Varitek. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has MLB Authentication hologram (321920EK): EX-MT ($750-$1,500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 683 Fenway Park 100th Anniversary autographed panoramic photograph. Crisp color large format photograph of the ceremonies at Fenway Park has been signed by (14) including Ortiz, Martinez, Wakefield, Francona, Garciaparra, and others. Black marker signatures rate 9/10 out of 10. Framed for display to an imposing 19"x55" with descriptive text set into matting. MLB Authentication hologram affixed: NM-MT ($750-$1,250) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 684 Fenway Park 100th Anniversary autographed panoramic photograph. Crisp color large format photograph of the ceremonies at Fenway Park has been signed by (15) including Ortiz, Eckersley, Clemens, Tiant, Petrocelli, Evans, Lynn, Rice, Nixon, Varitek, and others. Black marker signatures rate 9/10 out of 10. Framed for display to an imposing 19"x55" with descriptive text set into matting. MLB Authentication hologram affixed: NM-MT ($750-$1,250) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 685 "Fenway Park 100 Years" hardcover coffee table book signed by nearly (200) players and related VIPs. Oversized coffee table book celebrating (100) years of baseball at Fenway Park is one of only (6) which were signed specifically at the request of the Boston Red Sox. Signatures are placed on several pages at the front and back with notables including Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk, Bobby Doerr, David Ortiz, Jason Varitek, Nomar Garciaparra, Terry Francona, Johnny Pesky, Tim Wakefield, team ownership including John Henry, and several notables including Mayor Thomas Menino and Caroline Kennedy. Black marker signatures rate 8/9 to 9/10 out of 10. Book is in like new condition with dustjacket having nearly imperceptible wear mentioned for the sake of extreme accuracy. An incredible undertaking, quite literally impossible to duplicate, and by far one of the most aggressive autograph projects we have seen undertaken. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($5,000-$7,500) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 687 Nolan Ryan signed "Stat Ball." Rawlings B.Selig Official Major League baseball has been signed across the sweet spot in blue ink. In addition, Ryan has inscribed (9) different career related and/or stat inscriptions. Signature/handwriting rate 9/10 out of 10 and ball displays a crisp white coloration throughout. Recently signed through special request and one of a very limited number done in this fashion. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-NM/MT ($300-$500) $330.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 688 Stan Musial signed limited edition "Stat Ball." Rawlings L.Coleman Official National League baseball has been signed across the sweet spot in blue ink. In addition, Musial has inscribed nearly the entire ball surface with (20) different career related and/or stat inscriptions. Hand numbered "262/1000" with matching authentication hologram affixed. Signature/handwriting rate 8/9 out of 10, ball displays a hint of off white coloration. Includes auction LOA from JSA and original ReggieJackson.com box, cert, and felt pouch: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 689 Mike Schmidt signed limited edition "Stat Ball." Rawlings L.Coleman Official National League baseball has been signed across the sweet spot in blue ink. In addition, Schmidt has inscribed nearly the entire ball surface with (16) different career related and/or stat inscriptions. Hand numbered "88/1000" with matching authentication hologram affixed. Signature/handwriting rate 8/9 out of 10, ball displays a few areas of very minor toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 690 Bob Feller signed limited edition -Stat Ball+. Rawlings Selig MLB baseball has been signed across the sweet spot in blue ink. In addition, Feller has inscribed nearly the entire ball surface with (17) different career related and/or stat inscriptions. Hand numbered "83/1000" with matching authentication hologram affixed. Signature/handwriting rate 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA as well as original Stat Ball box/COA: NM ($200-$300) $145.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 691 Ernie Banks signed limited edition "Stat Ball." Rawlings L.Coleman Official National League baseball has been signed across the sweet spot in blue ink. In addition, Banks has inscribed nearly the entire ball surface with (15) different career related and/or stat inscriptions. Hand numbered "107/1000" with matching authentication hologram affixed. Signature/handwriting rate 8/9 out of 10, ball displays a crisp white coloration throughout with one minute spot of toning noted for extreme accuracy. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-NM/MT ($300-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 692 Earl Weaver signed limited edition -Stat Ball+. Rawlings Selig MLB baseball has been signed across the sweet spot in blue ink. In addition, Weaver has inscribed the ball surface with (6) different career related and/or stat inscriptions. Signature/handwriting rate 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($200-$300) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 693 Torrey Pines Major League Baseball Players Trust golf tournament package.
Join dozens of current and former baseball players at the majestic Torrey Pines, one of the finest golf courses in America, for a day that combines baseball, golf and extraordinary cuisine. Enjoy mingling with a "Who's Who" list of current and former Major Leaguers -- including Hall of Famers -- during exclusive social activities before and after a round of golf, including pairings party, comedy night and awards luncheon. The package that is being offered is for a foursome to participate in all of the events that are associated with The Major League Baseball Players Trust annual Golf Tournament in La Jolla, California, along with two nights of accommodations at the Lodge at Torrey Pines, (www.lodgetorreypines.com) a five diamond resort. Transportation will not be provided. This one-of-a-kind experience that takes place at the spectacular and internationally renowned Torrey Pines (home of the 2008 US Open) and prestigious Del Mar Country Club on January 8th - 10th. All proceeds will benefit The Major League Baseball Players Trust, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created by Major Leaguers to help those less fortunate by facilitating players' efforts to volunteer in support of causes close to their hearts and encouraging others to do the same. Through the Players Trust, Major Leaguers contribute their time, money and celebrity to call attention to important issues affecting those in need and to help encourage others to get involved in their own communities. Programs such as Buses for Baseball, City Clinics, the Players Choice Awards and the Trust's signature initiative, the Action Team national youth volunteer program, administered in partnership with Volunteers of America, are all funded by the Players Trust, Major Leaguers, and through generous contributions from caring individuals and corporations.
Please contact Tara Milia at tara@huntauctions.com for any further questions or details.
($15,000-$20,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 694 Ken Griffey Jr. custom designed motorcycle with Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame Induction experience to benefit the Florida Hospital Foundation. Unique custom made 2008 Suzuki C109R motorcycle having a grouping of elite 600 Home Run Club Member autographed baseballs encased within the chassis. The motorcycle was custom made by Nick Anglada Originals, Inc. having been signed on the fender by Ken Griffey Jr. with (8) autographed baseballs encased in clear paneled body sections of the cycle. Baseballs include: Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Jim Thome, Alex Rodriguez, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, and Babe Ruth. The baseballs are each single signed with the exception of the Ruth ball which has been signed by the Babe across the sweet spot of an official AL ball having autographs of several New York Yankees and Philadelphia Athletics. Ruth signature rates 7/8 on the sweet spot with other players including Lou Gehrig, Connie Mack, Jimmie Foxx, and Mickey Cochrane. The motorcycle itself exhibits numerous custom features which are listed in detail on our website description. This unique bike is being offered directly by Ken Griffey Jr. to raise funds for the Florida Hospital Foundation. As part of the offering, this lot will include an experience package to attend the induction of Ken Griffey Jr. into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame inclusive of VIP reception and luncheon. The events will take place at Safeco Field in Seattle on Friday, August 9, 2013 and will include admittance for two guests (travel and accommodations not included). Very fine custom motorcycle along with VIP Mariners Hall of Fame experience the proceeds of which will be going to a noble cause. Please view the online description for expanded details or call Hunt Auctions for further questions. ($25,000-$50,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 695 1994 All-Star Game ring. Handsome ring as produced in conjunction with the 1994 All-Star Game played at Pittsburgh having "Baseball All Star 1994" around the top. National League insignia on one side panel with 1994 All-Star Game logo on the opposite panel. Proper Balfour stampings on the interior ring band. Ring size is 11 to 11 1/2: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 696 1986 All-Star Game ring. Impressive ring as issued with the game played at the Astrodome in Houston. Ornate ring displays the Astros logo on one side panel and All Star Game logo on the opposite. "Baseball All Star 1986" lettering found on ring top encircling a blue inset stone. Classic contest in which a young Dwight Gooden started the game leading the NL to a victory. Marked LGB GTC" by Balfour on interior ring band. Ring size is 13 1/2: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 697 1981 N.Y. Yankees American League Champions salesman's sample ring. Desirable 10K gold salesman's sample ring made by Balfour having "Yankees American League Champions" around the perimeter of the top with "NY" in the center. One side panel displays 1981 date with image of Yankee Stadium with the other having "Jackson" above Yankees insignia. Identical in design to the rings as received by the players with exception of the stones being cz versus diamonds in the player examples. Marked Balfour 10K on the interior ring band along with serial number sample designation. Ring size is 10 1/2 to 10 3/4 and appears to have been resized towards the bottom of the ring band: EX-MT ($3,500-$4,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 698 George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, and Reggie Jackson autographed photo. Color 8"x10" image which is titled at edges, "Steinbrenner and Friends." Signed by all in marker rating 8 to 8/9 out of 10 with all but Jackson inscribing "To John." Also shown, but not having signed, is Thurman Munson. Housed in 14"x24" framed display set within pinstriped matting with engraved descriptive placard. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 699 George Steinbrenner single signed baseball. Rawlings G.Budig Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweet spot in ink rating 8 out of 10. Ball displays a hint of light toning. Very nice example featuring an earlier signature style than is more commonly encountered. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 700 Billy Martin single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweet spot in thin point blue marker. Signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Ball displays several extremely minor spots of toning. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($400-$600) $250.00
 
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