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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 701 Thurman Munson single signed baseball. Spalding J.Cronin Official American League baseball, signed on the side panel, "Thurman Munson." Black fiber tipped marker signature rates 6/7 to 7 out of 10. Ball displays an even deep cream coloration and has a few scattered surface imperfections (one of these over signature). Includes full LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 702 Thurman Munson autographed New York Yankees check. New York Yankees "road account" company check for $90.00 was issued to Munson in May, 1974. Signed on the back in ink rating 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Munson signed checks of any kind are rarely offered. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 703 1969 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed by (28) including Munson (Rookie season), Houk, Howard, White, Michael, Clarke, Downing, and others. Pepitone is clubhouse signed. Ink signatures rate 6/7 to 8 out of 10 (Murcer lesser). Ball displays an even cream coloration. Desirable example from Munson's rookie season during which he appeared in just (26) games accounting for rarity of 1969 team balls bearing his autograph. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT-NM, Sigs. EX-NM ($750-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 704 1970 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed by (28) including Munson, Howard, Clarke, Stottlemyre, Houk, Hamilton, White, and others. Ink signatures rate 6/7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays light toning/discoloration and a touch of mild scattered wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX-NM ($750-$1,000) $1,455.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 705 1978 Thurman Munson New York Yankees professional model road jersey. Road gray jersey with "New York" lettered across the front in block letter font has player number "15" on back. "Wilson" manufacturer's tag on left front tail lists the size "44" and a chain stitch embroidered "Munson 78 1" strip tag in the collar denotes player name, year, and set number, respectively. Very strong usage wear is evident throughout including heavy wash wear/puckering to the #15 on the back and appropriate age toning to the surface area. The shoulder areas each have light fraying indicative of where shoulder straps would have made contact. Team name on front has been expertly replaced, likely done in the period and by the team. Fine quality jersey as relates to a beloved New York icon. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($20,000-$30,000) $16,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 706 Four Presidents autographed photograph. Famed image based on the original which was taken on November 4, 1991 at the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Authentically signed within the lower white border by George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and Richard Nixon. Signatures rate 8 to 9/10 out of 10. Additional Ronald Reagan signature is autopen. Framed for display to measure 13.5"x16" overall. Fine piece for display representing over (4) decades of the American Presidency and several of the most influential figures of the 20th Century. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $4,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 707 Ronald Reagan single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Giamatti Official National League baseball has been signed in bold black India ink, "Ronald Reagan." Signature rates 8 to 8/9 out of 10 with a hint of light feathering. Ball displays very mild discoloration. Highly desirable with the small number available on the open market quickly dwindling. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($4,000-$6,000) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 708 Richard Nixon single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Giamatti Official National League baseball has been signed across the sweet spot, "Richard Nixon." Ink signature rates 8 out of 10 with small imperfection at base of "N." Ball displays a slight tint of off white coloration with several minute flaws. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($2,000-$2,500) $3,328.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 709 Chris Chambliss professional model bat used to hit the 1976 American League Championship Series Game #5 Walk Off Home Run. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 32.8oz. The bat displays very fine evident use inclusive of slight grain swelling on the back of the barrel from repeated ball contact as well as ball marks, stitching impressions, and blue bat rack marks. The handle remains uncracked with a light coat of pine tar. Vintage "10" written in black marker on the end of the knob. Barrel end of the bat displays Chambliss' facsimile signature stamping along with model #C284 as well as the desirable 1976 Bi Centennial Liberty Bell logo stamping. Thankfully, amidst the chaos on the field after the home run Yankees third baseman Greg Nettles secured the bat and gave it to Chambliss once in the locker room. Included with the bat is a 16"x20" photograph of Chambliss taken right after the ball was hit holding the offered bat. The image provides a direct photo match based on numerous points of reference inclusive of barrel grain comparison and the "witches peak" area of the pine tar residue. The bat is accompanied by a full LOA from PSA/DNA rendering a final grade of a perfect PSA/DNA GU 10. Along with Bill Mazeroski's 1960 World Series home run, Joe Carter's 1993 World Series walk off home run, and Kirk Gibson's 1988 World Series game winning home run, the Chambliss 1976 ALCS home run event must be considered among the most significant in the history of Major League postseason baseball. It is with that sentiment that we present one of the most significant game used baseball bats to have been offered at public auction. Includes notarized letter of provenance from Chris Chambliss confirming use of this particular bat to hit the 1976 ALCS Walk Off Home Run: EX-EX/MTChris Chambliss professional model bat used to hit the 1976 American League Championship Series Game #5 Walk Off Home Run. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 32.8oz. The bat displays very fine evident use inclusive of slight grain swelling on the back of the barrel from repeated ball contact as well as ball marks, stitching impressions, and blue bat rack marks. The handle remains uncracked with a light coat of pine tar. Vintage "10" written in black marker on the end of the knob. Barrel end of the bat displays Chambliss' facsimile signature stamping along with model #C284 as well as the desirable 1976 Bi Centennial Liberty Bell logo stamping. Thankfully, amidst the chaos on the field after the home run Yankees third baseman Greg Nettles secured the bat and gave it to Chambliss once in the locker room. Included with the bat is a 16"x20" photograph of Chambliss taken right after the ball was hit holding the offered bat. The image provides a direct photo match based on numerous points of reference inclusive of barrel grain comparison and the "witches peak" area of the pine tar residue. The bat is accompanied by a full LOA from PSA/DNA rendering a final grade of a perfect PSA/DNA GU 10. Along with Bill Mazeroski's 1960 World Series home run, Joe Carter's 1993 World Series walk off home run, and Kirk Gibson's 1988 World Series game winning home run, the Chambliss 1976 ALCS home run event must be considered among the most significant in the history of Major League postseason baseball. It is with that sentiment that we present one of the most significant game used baseball bats to have been offered at public auction. Includes notarized letter of provenance from Chris Chambliss confirming use of this particular bat to hit the 1976 ALCS Walk Off Home Run: EX-EX/MT (Estimate Upon Request) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 710 1976 ALCS Home Run Baseball hit by Chris Chambliss. Light to moderately soiled Lee MacPhail American League ball hit by Chambliss to win the 1976 American League Championship Series. Ball displays appropriate Spalding manufacturer stampings below the sweet spot with MacPhail facsimile signature stamping above. Evident use is visible throughout the ball including an area on one side panel which appears to display an impression likely caused by either hitting the bat or upon its landing over the right field fence. Inscribed on side panel by Chambliss in black flair pen, "1976 Playoff Home Run Ball Oct 14, 1976 Royals vs. Yanks". Unlike jerseys or bats which were used by players during significant baseball milestone moments, it is the baseballs themselves which are all too often lost to history. This is especially prevalent with milestones that occurred before the era of collecting beginning in the 1980s as fans and collectors alike began better preserving and documenting related items. Fortunately, in the case of the Chambliss home run the ball landed just beyond the right field fence and before the seating area where there was an assembly of stadium security and police due to the previous unruly fan activity and in preparation for any Yankees win celebration. As evidenced on numerous videos from the period a uniformed policeman reaches down to retrieve the ball itself who later presented it to Chris Chambliss. As referenced in the catalogue preface for the bat and ball as well in the description for the Chambliss home run bat, this particular home run ranks as one of the greatest moments in the history of Major League postseason play. The ball itself represents one of the scant few examples of its type to have originated from a primary source. Additionally, this home run baseball presents as one of the most significant in the history of the New York Yankees franchise and their unparalleled legacy within the game of baseball. Truly unique and highly important piece of baseball history to which we are honored to offer to the collecting public. Includes LOA from JSA (ball dating) and notarized letter of provenance from Chris Chambliss chronicling the history of the 1976 ALCS Home Run baseball including the circumstances by which he obtained the ball: EX (Estimate Upon Request) $71,874.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 711 Bob Hope single signed baseball c.1970s. Reach L.MacPhail Official American League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "To Carol + Ray, Bob Hope." Blue ink signature rates 8/9 out of 10, ball displays little to no mentionable wear. One of the most acclaimed figures in modern American entertainment, Hope had roots in the sporting field as well and owned a small share of the Cleveland Indians for most of his life. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: NM ($250-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 712 Louis Armstrong single signed baseball. A lifelong baseball devotee, Louis Armstrong was well known to have attended games and for a short time owned a team called "Armstrong's Secret Nine." Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed across the side panel, "Louis Armstrong" and inscribed "To Ray" above. Ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball displays a touch of incidental wear mentioned for accuracy. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$1,000) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 713 Hubert Humphrey single signed baseball c.1960s. Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "To Ray Crump, My Best Wishes, Hubery Humphrey." Ink signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration with small area of discoloration to left of autograph. Humphrey served as Vice President under Lydon Johnson and was active in Minnesota politics twice serving as Senator and also as the Mayor of Minneapolis. The Metrodome, long time home of the Twins, bore his name. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MTHubert Humphrey single signed baseball c.1960s. Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "To Ray Crump, My Best Wishes, Hubert Humphrey." Ink signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration with small area of discoloration to left of autograph. Humphrey served as Vice President under Lyndon Johnson and was active in Minnesota politics twice serving as Senator and also as the Mayor of Minneapolis. The Metrodome, long time home of the Twins, bore his name. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 714 President Dwight D. Eisenhower single signed baseball c.1950s. Highly desirable baseball signed by our 34th President who was an ardent fan of the game. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball having large blue ink, "Dwight D. Eisenhower" signature (rating 8 out of 10) spanning side panel to sweet spot. Ball displays an even cream coloration with well defined league stampings. Several small surface flaws are generally limited to one panel and when positioned for display only one remains visible. Choice example with uncommon first hand provenance. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sig. NM ($4,000-$6,000) $5,390.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 715 1963 New York Yankees team signed baseball (AL Champions). Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed by (28) including Mantle, Berra, Ford, Kubek, Tresh, Howard, and others. Ink signatures rate 6/7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays light toning and light coat of period shellac applied. Small ink year notation appears above Mantle signature which is over league stampings. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Ray Crump: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX-NM ($750-$1,250) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 716 1962 New York Yankees team signed baseball (World Series Champions). Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed by (25) including Mantle, Maris, Berra, Howard, Long, Skowron, Sain, and others. Ink signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10 with Mantle and Berra (sweet spot) displaying a touch stronger at 8/9. Ball displays an even cream coloration with a touch of extremely minor additional wear mentioned for accuracy. Handwritten year identifier just off sweet spot (mis-stated as 64). Relatively uncommon Championship team ball with all signatures in authentic form and ideal Mantle sweet spot placement. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 717 1961 New York Yankees team signed baseball (World Series Champions). Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed by (27) including Mantle, Berra, Maris, Ford, Howard, Boyer, Turley, Torgeson, Arroyo, Kubek, and others. Ink signatures rate 5 to 7/8 overall with a small portion having faded to a touch lesser (3 to 3/4). Mantle and Berra on sweet spot (7 out of 10) retain fine display qualities and Maris falls in similar range of quality. Ball displays a mild even cream coloration with a few minute scattered surface imperfections. Year identifier handwritten on sweet spot erroneously states 1963. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. VG-EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 718 1957 New York Yankees team signed baseball (AL Champions). Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (25) including Stengel, Ford, Slaughter, Coleman, Howard, Skowron, Larsen, and others (no Mantle). Ink signatures rate 8 to 9/10 out of 10. Ball displays a hint of light even toning and has period coat of shellac applied. Small year identifier written in ink on sweet spot. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. NM-MT ($500-$1,000) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 719 1955 American League All-Star Team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (29) including Mantle, Williams, Fox, Ford, Berra, Wynn, Doby, Kaline, Lopez, Power, Avila, Jensen, Minoso, Kuenn, and others. Ink signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10 with a very few having some skipping to ink. Ball displays a hint of light toning with light coat of period shellac applied (shellac has toned a touch more at one area). Small handwritten year identifier over league stampings. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 720 1956 Boston Red Sox team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (23) including Williams, Jensen, Throneberry, Vernon, Piersall, Owen, Goodman, and others. Ink signatures rate 7 to 8/9 out of 10. Ball displays mild toning and has light coat of period shellac applied. Small ink notation near league stampings. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 721 1954 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (28) including Mantle, Berra, Rizzuto, Coleman, Slaughter, and others. Dickey is clubhouse signed. Ink signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays slightly off white coloration with a hint of extremely minor toning and has period coat of shellac applied. Small handwritten year identifier on sweet spot. Exceptional example with regard to overall level of preservation. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: Overall EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 722 1956 New York Yankees team signed baseball (World Series Champions). Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (29) including Mantle, Stengel, Berra, Ford, Howard, Slaughter, Larsen, Coleman, Dickey, and others. Ink signatures rate uniformly strong 7/8 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays slightly off white coloration and retains well defined league stampings. Light coat of period shellac applied which has several small spots of slightly more pronounced toning. Choice example given Berra/Stengel sweet spot positioning with Mantle at top of panel directly below. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 723 1956 National League All-Star Team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (20) including Campanella, Snider, Musial, Kluszewski, Banks, Roberts, and others. Ink signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays mild even toning and has light coat of period shellac applied. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $528.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 724 1955 New York Yankees team signed baseball (AL Champions). Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (30) including Mantle, Ford, Rizzuto, Dickey, Howard, Martin, Coleman, Larsen, and others. Stengel is clubhouse signed. Ink signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10, ball displays a touch of light toning/soiling and has light coat of period shellac applied. Year identifier written near sweet spot. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 725 Brooklyn Dodgers team signed baseball c.1953. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (22) including Robinson, Campanella, Furillo, Reese, Dressen, Branca, Gilliam, and others. Ink signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10 with a few stronger at 8 to 8/9 level. Ball displays mild even toning with period coat of shellac applied. Largely rostered members of the 1953 NL Championship team with several additional signers who cycled through the Dodgers organization in the period. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 726 Washington Senators reunion autographed baseball with (5) Hall of Famers c.1960s. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (29) former Senators players, most of whom were members of the 1933 American League Championship team and a few which pre-date that era. Notables include Sam Rice, Goose Goslin, Joe Cronin, Heinie Manush, Stan Coveleski, Moe Berg, Muddy Ruel, Joe Judge, Curly Ogden, Sam Edmonston, and others. Ink signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration and retains unusually bold league stampings. Includes full LOA from JSA : NM ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 727 Connie Mack, Clark Griffith, and Happy Chandler autographed baseball c.1948. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by Mack and Griffith on a side panel and Chandler appears on sweet spot. Vintage ink signatures rate 6 to 6/7 out of 10. Ball displays usage wear/soiling throughout and has handwritten "April 4, 1948" and "Tinker Field Orlando, FLA" identifier. Period accounts related that Mack and Griffith staged a pre-game race on that date with Chandler serving as officiate. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance: Overall EX ($500-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 728 1964 Tony Oliva All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Adirondack baseball bat with "Oliva 1964 All Stars" block lettered into the barrel end measures 35" long and weighs 32.4 oz. Model number "176A" has been stamped into the knob. Fine example for display with no evident usage wear. Oliva was named the 1964 NL Rookie of the Year and made his first of an eventual (8) All-Star appearances. Obtained directly from Oliva by the club employee in the period. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA and Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance: NM ($300-$500) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 729 1956 Eddie Mathews All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat has "All Star Game Washington 1956" block lettered into the barrel end along with impressed Mathews facsimile signature. Model number "S2" has been stamped into the knob and the bat measures 35" long and weighs 31.4 oz. Fine example for display with no evident usage wear as relates to such a prominent Hall of Famer and key figure in mid 20th Century baseball. Mathews is universally regarded as one of the finest third baseman of all time and played in (12) All-Star Games representing the Atlanta/Milwaukee Braves. Obtained directly from Mathews by the club employee in the period. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA and Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance: NM ($2,000-$3,000) $2,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 730 1965 Bill "Moose" Skowron All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat has "1965 All Star Game" block lettered into the barrel end above impressed Skowron facsimile signature. Model number "R43" has been stamped into the knob and the bat measures 36" long and weighs 31.6 oz. Fine example for display with no evident usage wear. Skowron is most noted for time spent with the New York Yankees where he played in a key role on (4) Championship teams. Obtained directly from Skowron by the club employee in the period. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA and Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance: NM ($400-$600) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 731 1965 Carl Yastrzemski All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Adirondack baseball bat with "Yastrzemski 1965 All Stars" block lettered into the barrel end measures 35" long and weighs 32.7oz. Model number "79A" has been stamped into the knob. Fine example for display with no evident usage wear. Yaz was just settling in to his stellar career with the Boston Red Sox making his second of what would be (18) appearances in the All-Star Game. Two years later he would win the Triple Crown, a feat not repeated until 2012. Obtained directly from Yastrzemski by club employee in the period. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA and Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance: NM ($1,000-$3,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 732 Stan Musial professional model baseball bat c.1956-1957. Adirondack baseball bat with "Musial" block lettered in the barrel end measures 34.5" long and weighs 29.9 oz. Model number "57B" has been stamped into the knob. Fine example for display as relates to one of the most revered players of all time with no evident usage wear. Obtained directly from Musial by the club employee in the period. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA and Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance: NM ($2,000-$4,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 733 Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra autographed large format photograph. Black and white 16"x20" photo based on the original which was taken in 1961. Signed in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10, "Mickey Mantle No.7" and "Yogi Berra #8." "Brearley Collection" stamping on back. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($750-$1,000) $1,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 734 Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams autographed large format photograph. Black and white 16"x20" photo based on the original which was taken in 1956. Signed in blue marker rating 9 to 9/10 out of 10, "Mickey Mantle" and "Ted Williams." "Brearley Collection" collection stamping on back. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($750-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 735 Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, at Fenway Park 1961 (acetate negative). Phenomenal image taken at Fenway Park during the historic 1961 season. Maris was on the cusp of history and would end the season with his name forever recorded as a one time holder of the single season home run record. Vintage negative (just under 4"x5") with little to no wear on "Kodak Safety Film 663." Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 736 Ted Williams "1941 - 406" single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed across the sweet spot in ink rating 9 out of 10. Williams has added a rare "1941 - 406" inscription. Mounted in custom display which either hangs via wire on back or can be laid flat (backing 8"x8" square, upper lucite portion stands 4" tall). Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($400-$600) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 737 Joe DiMaggio autographed limited edition large format photograph. Fine quality black and white 16"x20" photo signed in silver paint pen "Joe DiMaggio" rating 9/10 out of 10. Framed for display to 21"x25" overall. Hand numbered "77/100" and without question one of more striking DiMaggio signed images we have offered. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($400-$600) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 738 Lot of (3) Ted Williams related pieces including single signed baseball and photograph. Includes B.Brown OAL ball, signed on the sweet spot in ink rating 9 out of 10; crisp black and white 11"x14" photo signed by Williams in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10; and black and white 11"x14" photo of Williams with Johnny Pesky, signed by Pesky in marker rating 7/8 out of 10 and inscribed "Ted - We did it!!, W.S. 2004." Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 739 Joe DiMaggio autographed large format photograph. Black and white 16"x20" photo has been signed in silver paint pen "Joe DiMaggio" rating 9/10 out of 10. Framed for display to 20.25"x24.25" overall with "Brearley" stampings on back. Rarely seen signed image. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($250-$500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 740 Ted Williams autographed large format photograph. Black and white 16"x20" photo has been signed in silver paint pen "Ted Williams" rating 9/10 out of 10. Framed for display to 21.5"x26" overall with "Brearley" stampings on back. Photo has raised company seal at lower left and the year "1942" has been written lightly on the matting in pencil. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: NM ($250-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 741 Choice Wade Boggs autographed professional model baseball bat c.1991-1992. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat has "Wade Boggs" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end along with block letter "Boston Red Sox" team name and "B349" model number. Measures approximately 33.75" long with cupped end and weighs 30.3oz. The lower hitting surface is covered in ball transfer and stitch marks and the barrel displays appropriate grain swelling. Trademark Boggs pine tar application remains at both handle and mid-barrel. Number "26" is written on the knob in black marker. Obtained directly from Boggs by Dennis Brearley during his time as the Red Sox team photographer. Includes black and white photograph (framed, 7.25"x10.25") of Boggs dating to the 1992 season in which he is using a bat with similar characteristics visible. Both pieces have been signed in marker rating 7 to 8 out of 10, bat has been inscribed, "To Dennis, Best Wishes." Exceptional example with regard to usage wear, first hand provenance, and overall eye appeal. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat), auction LOA from JSA (autos), and letter of provenance from the Brearley family: Bat EX, Photo NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 742 Hank Aaron, 1958 (acetate negative). Early career image of a youthful Aaron on the cusp of a stellar career which was to follow. Vintage negative marked "Ansco Superpan Press" within border (just under 4"x5") displaying little to no wear to central/image area with a touch of light wear at edges (including small pinhole within border). Please note: the negative is of Aaron being interviewed on field and the reporter has been cropped out in the print used as our illustration. Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($400-$600) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 743 Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Yogi Berra, 1961 (acetate negative). A legendary trio, two of whom would rewrite history during the 1961 season. All displayed in crisp clarity with image offering stark art like contrast. Vintage "Kodak Safety Film" negative (just under 4"x5") displaying little to no wear to central/image area with a touch of light wear at edges. Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 744 Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio, Fenway Park 1951 (acetate negative). One of the most recognizable images within the Brearley archive and a defining moment in time showcasing two of the greatest to ever play the game. Vintage negative (just under 4"x5") displays a hint of very light typical/expected toning/wear, none which affect the central portion. Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 745 Ted Williams, Opening Day 1947 (acetate negative). Ted Williams displayed in crisp clarity with striking contrast against the muted background. With note to overall aesthetic this image ranks as one of the finest ever taken of Williams and possibly one of the greatest baseball photographs of all time. Vintage negative (just under 4"x5") displays a hint of very light typical/expected toning/wear with only a few small areas of loss confined to edges. Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 746 Joe DiMaggio, at Fenway Park 1946 (acetate negative). Fine quality image showcasing DiMaggio's grace at the plate with perfect form in follow-through. "Agfa Safety Film" negative (just under 4"x5") displaying little to no wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 747 Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, 1948 (acetate negative). In the season which followed Robinson's historic 1947 campaign, Campanella became the second African American on the Dodgers roster. Among the other distinctions the pair would share: the first African American players to win Most Valuable Player Awards and the first and second to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Vintage negative (approximately 3.25"x4.5") displaying little to no wear to central/image area with a touch of light wear at edges (including small indentation at upper right). Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 748 Jackie Robinson, historic 1947 season (glass plate negative). Exceptional image of Robinson taken during his earliest days in the Major Leagues displays a fine art-like contrast/clarity. Vintage glass plate negative with a hint of typical/expected extremely light wear which is largely confined to edges. Approximately 3.5"x4.25" and housed in period envelope which is date stamped "May 12, 1947." Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 749 Satchel Paige, 1948 (acetate negative). Desirable image of Paige during his first season in Major League Baseball. Paige is celebrated as one of the most colorful characters associated with the game and is considered one of the greatest African American pitchers of all time. Vintage negative (just under 4"x5") displaying little to no wear to central/image area with a touch of light wear at edges (including small puncture at upper left). Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 750 Babe Ruth, c.1935 (glass plate negative). A dapper looking Ruth pictured in street clothes likely taken at the tail end of his playing career just prior to or at the very start of his brief managerial stint in Boston. Vintage glass plate negative with some minor scattered condition flaws, largely confined to edges or otherwise isolated from area shown in developed photo. Approximately 4"x5". Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($500-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 751 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, c.1931 (glass plate negative). Classic display featuring the most devastating three/four lineup combination of their time in a lighthearted moment. Vintage glass plate negative with some minor scattered condition flaws, largely confined to edges or otherwise isolated from area shown in developed photo. Approximately 4"x5". Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 752 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, Opening Day 1933 (glass plate negative). Fine image of Ruth and Gehrig in Fenway Park for Opening Day in 1933. The first time we have encountered this particular pose which so embodies the spirit of the era. Vintage glass plate negative with extremely minor typical/expected loss confined entirely to edges and a hint of soiling. Small grease pencil identifier handwritten at top. Approximately 4"x5". Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 753 Babe Ruth at Fenway Park, early 1930s (glass plate negative). Striking image of Ruth in the visitor's dugout of Fenway Park, wrapped in a blanket and carefully studying the play out of frame. Bunting visible in background suggests that it was likely an Opening Day game. Without question one of the most visually appealing Ruth photographs we have ever seen. Vintage glass plate negative with little to no wear affecting central/image portion, and touch of typical/expected light wear to extreme edges noted for accuracy. Approximately 4"x5". Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 754 Lou Gehrig, 1938 (acetate negative). Classic portrait photograph of Gehrig in his last full season of play. "Agfa Safety Film" negative (just under 4"x5") displays a hint of very light typical/expected toning/wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 755 Babe Ruth at Braves Field, 1932 (glass plate negative). Choice image of Ruth as he takes batting practice with his gaze (along with that of the catcher) fixed on what looks like a ball sailing out of the park. Vintage glass plate negative with some minor scattered condition flaws, largely confined to edges although there are what appear to be fine minute flecks within central portion. Approximately 4"x5". Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 756 Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio, c.1937 (glass plate negative). A pair of baseball immortals shown as one great career is winding down and the other just starting. Vintage glass plate negative with some minor scattered condition flaws, largely confined to edges or otherwise isolated from area shown in developed photo. Approximately 4"x5". Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 757 Lou Gehrig, 1925 (glass plate negative). Compelling early portrait of a young Gehrig taken during his first full season in baseball. Vintage glass plate negative with some minor scattered condition flaws, largely confined to edges or otherwise isolated from area shown in developed photo. Approximately 4"x5". Includes letter of provenance from the Brearley family: EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 758 Vintage turnstile attributed to Yankee Stadium. High quality turnstile by Perey (manufacturer's nameplate appears atop enclosure) finished in "Yankee blue" remains in working order with unimpeded movement in mechanism, stopper, and counter. Stands just under 39" tall with approximately 24"x29" footprint including the rarely seen base and low divider. Fans entering "The House That Ruth Built" passed through Perey turnstiles from its earliest years, through numerous remodels, and until it closed following the 2008 season. Displays light/moderate wear: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $4,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 759 Briggs Stadium seats with figural end panel. Pair of cast iron and wood seats of curved back design featuring a desirable figural support on one end. Free standing on riser style mounts with scattered wear typical of long term outdoor use including some pitting/chipping to wood and other light wear. Repainted with upper slats numbered "22" and "23." The "23" slat and the slat below are loose on one side but rest in place for display: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $922.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 760 Yankee Stadium seat. Free standing cast iron and wood seat of flat back design as removed during the 1970s renovations. Remains structurally sound with scattered wear typical of long term outdoor use including some pitting/chipping to wood, rust, and paint loss. Retains a notable portion of the original blue paint and number "1" is lettered on upper slat: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 761 Ebbets Field stadium seats. Connected pair of flat back configuration cast iron and wood seats from the fabled home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Free standing and structurally sound with scattered wear as typically expected with long term outdoor use inclusive of chipping/pitting to wood, some light rust, and several coats of paint. One cast iron support is missing the upper most curved section. Numbers "1" and "2" are lettered on upper slat: EX ($1,500-$2,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 762 Polo Grounds figural stadium seat. Free standing cast iron and wood seat of curved back design features desirable "NY" figural end panel. Remains structurally sound with scattered wear typical of long term outdoor use including some pitting/chipping to wood and light rust. Finished in green with some of Giants trademark orange visible at areas: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 763 Magnificent c.1940-1950s "Yankees" team logo tile mosaic as hung in old Yankee Stadium. Hand laid tile mosaic removed from Yankee Stadium prior to renovations in the early 1970s and originally offered at auction on June 29, 1974 when a sizable quantity of material was sold to benefit the Forest Hills Little League. Measures a full (3) feet by (3) feet and is edged in metal (1.25" deep) with hundreds of hand placed colored tiles set to display the famed top hat logo which was introduced in the mid-1940s. Although we know the piece hung in Yankee Stadium it is unclear exactly where, however a period image of the "Stadium Club" shows a similar display (though from a rather far vantage) mounted behind the bar. In fine overall condition with just a hint of light natural aging: EX/MT ($10,000-$20,000) $8,910.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 764 Palace of the Fans stadium seat. Scarce single cast iron and wooden seat from the home of the Cincinnati Reds from 1902-1911 retains its original green paint. Wonderful original design includes art nouveau influenced filigreed stanchions and flat wood slats with arched top back slat. Seat shows substantial usage/age wear including some structural instability and the top 5" section of the right stanchion has been reaffixed. Choice early stadium seat in rarely seen condition: VG-EX ($1,500-$2,000) $980.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 765 Allie Reynolds autographed 1952 All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "All Star Game Reynolds Philadelphia 1952" block lettered into the barrel end measures 35" long and weighs 32oz. Knob is factory stamped with model "K55." Light evident usage wear with a few stray rack marks consistent with most All-Star Game bats. Signed in black marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Exceedingly rare bat is the first we have offered from this key Yankees pitcher with special note to All-Star designation. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 766 Extremely rare Don Larsen autographed professional model baseball bat c.1950s. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "Larsen" block lettered into the barrel end measures 35" long and weighs 32.6oz. Knob is factory stamped with model "R43." Light evident usage wear with a few stray rack marks and some additional surface wear. Signed in black marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Larsen bats are virtually unknown with this example being one of perhaps (2) or (3) to have surfaced. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 767 1947 New York Yankees team signed baseball (World Series Champions). Spalding F.Frick Official National League baseball has been signed by (22) including DiMaggio, Harris, Dressen, Crosetti, Berra, Henrich, Rizzuto, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 6/7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays even toning and has team/year identifiers written over league stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX ($750-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 768 1947 New York Yankees (World Series Champions) team signed display piece. Large framed display (34"x42") containing (41) signatures of team members which have been artfully arranged under pinstriped matting. Notables include DiMaggio, Berra, Henrich, Rizzuto, Crosetti, Houk, Dressen, Harris, Keller, Stirnweiss, Drews, and Page. Ink, marker, and fountain pen signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10 and appear on a variety of cards, postcards, images, and other flat items. Also contains black and white printed team image, roster, and scorecard cover. Includes auction LOA from JSA and additional COA: Overall EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 769 June 13, 1948 Yankee Stadium 25th Anniversary Celebration autographed baseball (Ruth+s final appearance). Reach Official American League baseball bearing a total of (15) signatures including Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Waite Hoyt, Wally Pipp, Lefty Gomez, Bob Shawkey, Wilcey Moore, Joe Dugan, Bud Hassett, Joe McCarthy, Red Ruffing, Bob Meusel, and Wally Schang. Majority are done in black fountain pen rating 3 to 6/7 out of 10 with some fading/loss, Ruth in blue ink rates 5 to 5/6. Ball is toned and has generally consistent light/moderate surface wear throughout with a few more pronounced imperfections. Small handwritten -6-13-48+ date written on near faded stampings. The day would mark Ruth's last in the stadium which was built to house the fans who came in droves to see him. In a touching pre-game ceremony his uniform number "3" was retired amid a thunderous ovation. Two months later, The Babe passed and lay in state in the Yankee Stadium rotunda as more than 200,000 fans and friends filed through to pay their last respects. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($3,000-$5,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 770 1949 Casey Stengel Sporting News Manager of The Year certificate. Hand calligraphed presentational certificate as awarded to Casey Stengel following the Yankees 1949 Championship season. The win touched off an unprecedented run of (5) consecutive Championship seasons, a feat which may never again be duplicated, all coming under the guidance and leadership of the "Ol Professor." Heavy stock 14"x17" parchment with color filled accents reads in part, "To Charles Dillion Casey Stengel...No.1 Major League Manager in 1949 for winning the American League Pennant and World's Series." Signed at lower right by Sporting New Publisher Spink. Light toning with little to no mentionable wear: EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $990.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 771 Dixie Walker Sterling Silver presentational bat from Walter O'Malley in honor of his 1944 batting title. A fan favorite during the (9) seasons he played in Brooklyn, Dixie Walker also struck a chord with management and was later named by team owner Walter O'Malley to his "All Time Team." Walker played his best when in Dodger blue and in 1944 lead the National League with a .357 batting average. Five years later, in 1949, Louisville Slugger began the practice of awarding a silver bat to the best sluggers in each league at season's end, an honor Walker had missed out on. Years later, while employed by the Dodgers as a hitting instructor, O'Malley sought to honor Walker and in Spring Training of 1971 presented him with a specially commissioned silver bat. Substantive presentational piece has "Louisville Slugger" brand engraved at center along with Walker facsimile signature on barrel end and batting champion titling in between. In fine overall condition with a hint of tarnish and some light scattered wear. Weighs an impressive 54oz. and is marked, "International Sterling" on barrel end: EX/MT-NM ($10,000-$15,000) $18,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 772 Johnny Sain professional model baseball bat c.1950-1955. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "Sain" block lettered into the barrel end measures 35" long and weighs 32oz. Knob is factory stamped with model "C25L." Light evident usage wear with a few stray rack marks. A touch of additional surface wear is limited to indentation over barrel stampings and very small chip in handle. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 773 Rare 1948 Glenn Elliott Boston Braves professional model silk uniform. Exceedingly rare style was worn by the club in night games played during their National League Championship 1948 season. Cream colored jersey with red trim accents has "Braves" team name across the front in scripted logo font above their tomahawk logo. Player number "37" appears on back. In the collar are an embroidered strip tag reading "Glenn Elliott" and the "Horace Partridge" manufacturer's tag. It appears an additional (likely size) tag has been removed or otherwise fallen out. Matching pants have Patridge tag and adjacent size "38" flag tag along with "Extra 38" embroidered strip tag. Evident usage wear throughout with some mild/appropriate scuffs/pulls. Overall the uniform offers exceptional display value and tremendous visual appeal. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($4,000-$6,000) $4,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 774 Don Zimmer autographed professional model baseball bat c.1954-1960. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with Zimmer facsimile signature stamped into the barrel end measures 34.5" long and weighs 31.5oz. Knob is factory stamped with model "Z14." Fine usage wear evident throughout with the barrel covered in ball and stitch marks. Signed in marker rating 8 out of 10. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 775 1950 Boston Braves team autographed baseball. Cream color Frick NL ball signed by (27) players to include Spahn, Southworth, Jethroe, Elliot, Crandall, and Walters. Signatures range from 7 to 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-EX/MT, Sigs: Range EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 776 Late 1940s Boston Braves sterling silver cufflinks. Pair of cufflinks, each having red and white enameled team mascot on front with "Braves" in scripted logo font at bottom. Backs marked "LGB Sterling." Mild tarnish and light wear. It appears that one backing has been reaffixed, the other is a touch loose within the movement/closure: EX ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 777 Set of (8) rare American League team pennants c.1940s. Matched set of felt pennants (21" long) representing all period AL teams including Yankees (captioned "American League Champions"), Red Sox, Tigers, White Sox, Senators, Browns, Athletics, and Indians. Condition is strong throughout with just a touch of mentionable wear. In (20) years of handling vintage baseball material we have not encountered any similar examples on an individual basis let alone as a complete set: Overall EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 778 Rare 1945 Chicago Cubs "World Series" pennant. Desirable pennant done in violet felt with screened on titling and a pair of Bear mascots. Light hue of mild color fade throughout and currently measures 26.5" long with some loss to the very tip of pointed end: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $725.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 779 Rare 1940 World Series pennant. Yellow felt pennant with screened on titling and batting player graphic produced as a souvenir of the Reds vs. Tigers games. Soiling/discoloration throughout with some wear at edges and small pinholes from mounting. Pointed tip has larger hole which has caused a near separation: GD-VG ($750-$1,250) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 780 Rare 1935 Detroit Tigers "Worlds Champs" pennant. Desirable full sized orange felt pennant (28.5" long) with screened on year, titling, team roster scroll, and roaring tiger head graphic. Mild scattered wear which is most pronounced at area of one chip along upper edge and a second closer to tip which is much smaller. Touch of light fading to graphics. Very rare with this being the first example we have handled: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 781 Rare 1934 Detroit Tigers American League Champions pennant. Visually appealing orange felt pennant (23.5" long) with screened on titling, year, roaring tiger graphic, and starting lineup. Accented with black strip and orange/black tassels at left edge. Extremely well preserved with little to no wear worthy of mention and a few light surface wrinkles: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 782 Vintage Detroit Tigers decorative pillow case c.1930-1940s. Orange and black felt pillow case with gothic font "Detroit" City name lettered across the center line. Below is an applied fabric patch with screened on graphic which is done, along with lettering, in period Tigers' style. Fringed edges are accented with yellow and black ribbon. Well preserved overall with some scattered small moth holes: EX/MT ($300-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 783 Hank Greenberg single signed baseball. Rawlings L.MacPhail Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweet spot, "Hank Greenberg." Blue ink signature rates 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Ball displays light even toning. Includes full LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Ball EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,089.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 784 Rare Leon "Goose" Goslin professional model baseball bat with direct family provenance c.1921-1931. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35 1/2" long and weighs 37.5oz. stamped "L.Goslin" on the barrel end. Excellent use is visible including ball marks and grain swelling. The bat has had some professional restoration including a handle crack and to the end of the barrel to repair some relatively minor losses. Knob end features some interesting hand carved notches which appear to number eight in total. This particular bat originated directly from a member of the Goslin family and is being offered for the first time publicly. Very rare and desirable 1920-1930s era Hall of Famer game bat with primary source family provenance. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and a letter of provenance from the Goslin family: EX ($3,000-$4,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 785 Dizzy Dean single signed baseball. Cream color non official baseball signed on side panel in blue/purple ink, "To Dick From Your Pal Dizzy Dean". Signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Ball is marked "A1080 SFCOND" on side panel and includes its original box. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-MT, Signature: EX-MT ($750-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 786 Dizzy Dean and Pepper Martin autographed baseball c.1930s. Desirable career era signatures of Martin and Dean, two of the Gas House Gang's most beloved and skilled players. Fountain pen signatures rate 7 to 7/8 out of 10 appearing on Wilson W.Tuttle Official Pacific Coast League baseball. Ball has period coat of shellac applied and is moderately toned with minor scattered wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX/MT ($500-$750) $575.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 787 Frank Frisch single signed baseball. Off white Giles NL ball signed on side panel, "To Paul Best Wishes 'The Old Flash' Frank Frisch". Salutation and signature rate 7/8 out of 10. The ball itself is notably clean with a small flattened area near the "F" in Frisch. Inscribed on side panel with date of 1970 and location of Jarry Park, Montreal in unknown hand likely indicative of where the ball was signed. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX/MT-NM, Signature: EX-MT ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 788 Hall of Fame autographed baseball with (9) signatures c.1959. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (9) including Cobb, Foxx, Schalk, Wheat, Baker, Grove, Hornsby, Waner, and Cronin. Ink signatures rate 7 to 8/9 out of 10 with (1) lesser (Wheat faded, 1/2). Ball displays mild toning (slightly more pronounced at areas) with a hint of light scattered wear. Desirable mix of early noted players known to have gathered for an event in July of 1959. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM with (1) lesser ($2,000-$4,000) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 789 Exceptional 1947 New York Yankees Old Timers Day baseball with (39) autographs (15 Hall of Famers). Well preserved Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball (with rare orange/red alternating stitch coloration) attributed to September 28, 1947 gathering at Yankee Stadium which marked the first in what has become an unbroken chain of annual Old-Timers events held in New York. General Manager Lee MacPhail organized a (2) inning exhibition game to be played between former Yankees players and a team of other retired greats. The day's gate receipts were donated to The Babe Ruth Foundation. Total of (39) signatures with a number being then current Yankees players, a portion former team members, and the balance noted former stars including Ty Cobb, Frank Baker, Jimmie Foxx, Chief Bender, Mickey Cochrane (twice), Herb Pennock, Phil Rizzuto, Aaron Ward, Wally Pipp, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Joe DiMaggio, Lefty Grove, Lefty Gomez, Bob Meusel, Mark Koenig, Red Rolge, Charles Gehringer, Bob Shawkey, Earle Combs, Wally Schang, Bucky Harris, Waite Hoyt, Roger Peckinpaugh, Joe Dugan, Wilcy Moore, and others. Uniformly strong fountain pen signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration retaining well defined League stampings over which "1947 Old Timers" has been written. One of only (2) signed baseballs we have encountered with ties to this historic occasion. Includes auction LOA from JSA and additional COA: NM-NM/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 790 Babe Ruth et. al. "Pride of The Yankees" autographed baseball c.1942. Unique compilation of signatures with all having taken part in production of the famed Lou Gehrig biopic. Signers include Babe Ruth, Babe Herman, Rip Russell, Bill Dickey, Bob Meusel, George McDonald, Glenn Wright, Lloyd Brown, Gilly Campbell, Fred Gay, and Wayne Osborn. Fountain pen signatures rate 8 out of 10 (on average) with (1) lesser. Ball displays mild even toning with minute scattered wear and retails bold "Official Cincinnati Reds Baseball" and W.Giles facsimile signature stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($7,500-$10,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 791 1939 Leo Durocher Brooklyn Dodgers professional model home uniform (MEARS A8). Home jersey and pants as issued to Hall of Famer Leo Durocher for use during his first season at the helm of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Durocher had entered the League as a player in 1925 with the Yankees, spent time in Cincinnati and St. Louis (then a key member of the famed "Gas House Gang"), and ultimately joined the Dodgers in 1938. He remained a rostered player the following year and also took over managerial duties; a role in which he would flourish into one of the most noted in the history of the game. Desirable uniform remains in a magnificent, almost never encountered, state of preservation, the result of limited usage wear. Cream colored zipper front jersey with "Dodgers" team name lettered across the front in scripted logo font has player number "2" on back. "L.Durocher" has been chain stitched directly into the collar with "Spalding" manufacturer's tag below. Adjacent are size "42" and "Dry Clean Only" flag tags. Year "39" identifier is chain stitched into the tail. Matching pants have similar "Spalding" and "Dry Clean Only" tagging with the size noted as "40." Detailed MEARS paperwork concludes with an overall grade of A8 (as relates to the jersey) with note to absence of Centennial patch which typically appeared on 1939 jerseys. Letter states that at least one photograph of Durocher was found with no patch visible. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and MEARS: EX/MT-NM ($10,000-$15,000) $9,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 792 1939 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (25) including Gehrig (just off sweet spot), Joe DiMaggio, Lefty Gomez, Tom Henrich, and Bill Dickey. A small number of players have signed twice and Ruffing, McCarthy, Gordon, and Fletcher are clubhouse signed. Period fountain pen signatures rate 3 to 7 out of 10. Ball displays mild even toning and has a touch of very minor scattered wear. Rare and desirable late career Gehrig example with fine display qualities. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($3,000-$4,000) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 793 Joe McCarthy singled signed baseball. Light to moderately toned Harridge AL ball signed on the sweet spot, "To Jerry Rodes From Joe McCarthy" in blue fountain pen. Signature rates 8 out of 10. "World Series 1941" printed in identical blue ink on side panel although unclear if done by McCarthy. Ball itself has some light general surface soiling. Uncommon example of tough 1940s era Hall of Famer. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: VG/EX-EX, Signature: EX-MT ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 794 New York Giants and St Louis Cardinals autographed baseball c.1930s. Spalding F.Frick Official National League baseball hosting a mix of Giants and Cardinals (20 total) including Mel Ott, Carl Hubbell, Fred Lindstrom, Joe Medwick, Travis Jackson, and Jesse Haines. Durocher (sweet spot) is stamped. Period fountain pen signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10 with (3) having a touch of feathering. Ball displays light even toning and retains bold League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 795 1937 Boston Red Sox team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (22) including Foxx, Cronin, Berg, Pennock, Grove, Doerr, Cramer, Walberg, and others. Fountain pen signatures rate 6/7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays mild even toning and retains bold League stampings. One panel has small imperfection affecting (1) signature. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $676.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 796 1937 National League All-Star Team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball with (37) signatures including Frisch, Mize, P.Waner, Vaughan, Hubbell, Haines, Herman, Hartnett, Medwick, Dean, and Herman. Ott and Whitehead are clubhouse signed. Period fountain pen signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays mild even toning with light scattered wear and has period coat of shellac applied: EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 797 1937 National League All-Star team autographed baseball. Light to moderately toned Frick NL ball signed by (22) members of the NL team including Ott, Hubbell, P.Martin, P.Waner, Medwick, and Hartnett. Signatures range from 3 to 7 out of 10 with majority grading 6 or better. Uncommon 1930s era All-Star team baseball. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range VG-EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 798 1937 New York Yankees (World Series Champions) team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by approximately (26) including Gehrig, DiMaggio, Dickey, Crosetti, Gomez, Lazzeri, Rolfe, Ruffing, Henrich, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 1/2 to 5 to 5/6 out of 10 with a portion having severely faded (including some of those mentioned). Among the stronger is Gehrig (4-5) on the sweet spot. McCarthy and Gomez are clubhouse signed. Ball displays even toning with some light scattered surface wear which is slightly more accentuated over stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $693.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 799 1936 New York Yankees team signed baseball (World Series Champions). Well toned and soiled baseball displaying evident usage wear has been signed by (17) including Gehrig, DiMaggio (twice), Lazzeri, Gomez, Dickey, Ruffing, and others. Fountain pen signatures rate 6/7 to 7/8 out of 10. Written on the ball (in unknown hand) is an August 13, 1936 date and scores for the Yankees vs. A's games (double header) played that day. In addition, "37-38" is written below Gehrig's signature and "19" below DiMaggio. These numbers correspond to season homerun totals for each including those hit that day. Ball has period coat of shellac applied and some additional handwriting/signature(s) which can not be deciphered. Includes auction LOA from JSA and copy of game boxscore: Ball GD/VG, Sigs. EX-EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 800 1931 Philadelphia Athletics (AL Champions) team signed baseball. Red and blue stitched Reach E.S.Barnard W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (20) including Foxx, Grove, Simmons, Cochrane, Collins, Hoyt, Earnshaw, Cramer, Walberg, McNair, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 6/7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays minor toning/discoloration with a touch of light wear and retains bold league stampings. Fine example from one of the defining teams of the era as the A's had just captured their third consecutive AL title on the heels of back to back World Series Championships. Includes auction LOA from JSA, copy of PSA/DNA full LOA, and additional LOA: EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $2,200.00
 
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