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Back Items For The Auction of November 9, 2013  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 401 Rare 1964 Philadelphia Phillies press guide. Seldom offered guide being the first released by the organization with a production run limited to just (300) copies. Total of (58) pages are bound by a pair of screws at left edge with hand colored cover showing light toning which is consistent on back. Light general handling wear but overall one of the better of the select few we have handled: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 402 1962 Bobby Wine bronzed baseball glove. Left handed glove appears to be Wilson brand and has been bronzed for display, mounted atop black pedestal base. Metal placard at front is engraved, "Bob Wine Philadelphia Phillies 1962." After a brief (4) game stint with the Phillies in 1961, Bobby Wine returned for his 1962 Rookie season as a full time roster player. He remained with the club for (8) years and would later serve as a coach following his playing days. Touch of oxidization affecting pocket area of glove, minimal wear otherwise. Includes letter of provenance from Bobby Wine: Glove EX-EX/MT, Overall EX/MT ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 403 1963 Rawlings Gold Glove Award presented to Bobby Wine. Quintessential trophy features a wood base with brass placard applied to front that reads "SS Bobby Wine 1963 The Sporting News National League All-Star Fielding Team". A figural metal baseball finished in gold with the year "1963" lettered on sits atop beside a prong supported Rawlings gold painted glove. Diamond shaped wooden piece serving as backdrop features a brass baseball diamond titled "Rawlings Gold Glove Award." Award retains fantastic display value being fairly clean overall with some pitting to the metal surface of the ball. Includes letter of provenance from Bobby Wine: EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 404 Bobby Wine bronzed professional model glove used in 1970 record setting season. Presentational display piece with metal placard at base front which has been engraved, "The Glove, Worn by Robert Paul Bobby Wine, Major League Record For A Shortstop, One Hundred And Thirty Seven Double Plays - Montreal Expos 1970 Season, Presented by: The Montreal Expos Broadcasters 1973." Glove is Wilson brand and has been bronzed and mounted next to figural cast metal fielder. Display has footprint of 6"x13.25" and stands approximately 16" tall overall. Little to no mentionable wear, touch of light oxidization to glove. Includes letter of provenance from Bobby Wine: Overall EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 405 1979 All-Star Game ring presented to Bobby Wine. Top face is done in deep black faux stone accented by CZ at center of a baseball diamond. Lettered around the edge "Baseball All Star" in relief alternating with impressed "American" and "National" League names. Left shank has MLB logo in relief with "Wirz" name bar above and the year "1978" in a flag below. Right has incised rendering of San Diego Stadium along with the Padres mascot. Interior band is marked "LGB PT." Ring is size 11 and displays moderate wear. Includes letter of provenance from Bobby Wine: EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 406 1980 Phillies team signed World Series baseball (remarkably complete period example). Rawlings B.Kuhn Official 1980 World Series logo baseball has been signed by (37) players and team related personnel including Schmidt, Rose, Carlton, Espinosa, McGraw, Greene, Boone, Bowa, McBride, and others. Ink signatures rate 6 to 7 out of 10, ball displays scattered toning. By far, the most complete example we have ever offered. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bobby Wine: Ball EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 407 1977 Bobby Wine Philadelphia Phillies professional model home uniform. Pinstriped home jersey has Phillies stylized "P" logo on left front chest with player number "7" on right. Number also appears on back below "Wine" nameplate. Swiss embroidered strip tag in the collar notes player "Wine" and additional strip tag on front tail reads "77 1" denoting year and set number. "Wilson" manufacturer's tag above lists the size, "44." Matching pants have the number "7" written in faded black marker next to manufactuer's tag which has size "37" stitched on. Also present is an embroidered strip tag reading "Wine 77 1 37." Evident usage and wash wear throughout. Highly desirable all original period ensemble from a first hand source. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from Bobby Wine: EX ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 408 1977 Frank Sinatra single signed baseball. Rawlings C.Feeney ONL baseball has been signed on the side panel, "Frank Sinatra." Black ink signature rates 7 to 7/8 out of 10. Notation above in unknown hand indicates it was signed on October 4, 1977 at Dodger Stadium, the date of NLCS Game (1) for which he threw out the first pitch. Mild scattered toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bobby Wine: Overall EX/MT ($300-$500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 409 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series trophy presented to Bobby Wine. Original high quality figural trophy fashioned after the full sized version representing one of the most recognizable and desirable Championship season mementos. Those with direct provenance to team personnel are seldom offered with this example being one of only a handful to reach the market. Stands 12" tall with a series of team name lettered brass pennants circling the perimeter of a black plinth base. Set atop are a pair of World Series press pins and brass hoop with crown finial. Band which encircles the base has been lettered "World Series Champions Philadelphia Phillies 1980 Bobby Wine" at front. Original "Awards by Balfour" label remains affixed to underside. Remains clean overall with little to no wear and a touch of nearly incidental oxidization to metal portions. Includes letter of provenance from Bobby Wine: EX/MT-NM ($7,500-$10,000) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 410 Very rare 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series ring presented to Bobby Wine. Desirable original ring features the stylized "P" logo on top face comprised of (8) diamonds set within a gold border displayed against a maroon stone background. "World Champions" is lettered around the outside beveled edge; interior reads "Philadelphia Phillies." Left shank has the year "1980" in relief above a detailed rendering of the World Series trophy complete with "World Champions Phillies" on its base. Right has the name "King" at top with Veterans Stadium below and his number "7." Marked on the interior band, "LGB 10K." Ring is size 11.25, weighs 30 grams, and displays light to moderate wear. One of a select number of examples of this highly sought after Championship ring with direct ties to the Phillies organization to have entered the marketplace. Includes letter of provenance from Bobby Wine and vintage Balfour marked box: EX/MT ($10,000-$15,000) $17,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 411 1980 Bobby Wine Philadelphia Phillies professional model road jersey and pants (Championship season). Highly desirable all original uniform (jersey and pants) done in classic powder blue as issued by the Phillies during their World Series winning season and first hand sourced through the prominent bench coach. Jersey has "P" logo on front chest and player number "7" on back below "Wine" nameplate. Swiss embroidered strip tag in satin lined collar notes the player "Wine" and additional strip tag on front tail reads "80 2" denoting year and set number. "Wilson" manufacturer's tag above lists the size, "40." Matching pants have faded notation written in faded black marker next to manufacturer's tag which has size "37" stitched on. Also present is an embroidered strip tag reading "Wine 80 1 24." Evident usage and wash wear throughout. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from Bobby Wine: EX ($1,500-$2,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 412 1980 World Series baseball with related material. Rawlings B.Kuhn Official 1980 World Series logo baseball as retained by Bobby Wine whom attests to its use. Ball displays light usage wear with scattered toning. Includes his personal 1980 "Phillies VIP" parking permit (corner wear, horizontal crease at center) and Adirondack BigStick bat with "Bobby Wine" name block lettered in barrel which also bears affixed metal placard commemorating the Phillies win (light surface wear). Includes letter of provenance from Bobby Wine: Ball/Pass EX, Bat EX/MT-NM ($250-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 413 Fine Pete Rose professional model baseball glove with outstanding provenance c.1979-1980. Rawlings Heart of the Hide model CMP left handed first baseman's mitt as used by Pete Rose while with the Philadelphia Phillies has his jersey number "14" written on in vintage black marker. Obtained in the period by Bobby Wine, who was then a coach with the team, directly from Rose. Wine relates that Rose swapped gloves as he was fond of the model Wine was using and sent it to a manufacturer to use as a template for his future orders. Wear is evident throughout with well formed pocket and expected surface scuffing and discoloration. "Rawlings" manufacturer's tag remains fully intact and all stampings are legible and well pronounced. One of the most difficult pieces of equipment to source directly to an individual, gloves carrying substantive provenance are seldom offered with this being one of the better we have offered as relates to a notable player. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from Bobby Wine: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 414 1983 World Series baseballs (3). Trio of Rawlings B.Kuhn Official 1983 World Series logo baseball as retained by Bobby Wine whom attests to their use. Varying degrees of toning and light to moderate usage wear. Includes individual letters of provenance from Bobby Wine: EX ($250-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 415 1983 Philadelphia Phillies National League Champions women's ring. Presentational ring fashioned in similar style to those awarded to players/executives features diamond at the center of the top face set against a maroon stone background. Lettered around the edge is "Philadelphia Phillies NL Champions." Left shank has the year "1983" in relief above the National League Championship trophy and "Phillies - 3" "Dodgers - 1" on either side. Right has name "Wine" at top with the Phillies 100th Anniversary logo below. Marked "Balfour Celestrium" on interior band. Size 6 1/2, displays very light wear. Includes letter of provenance from Hank King: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 416 1983 Philadelphia Phillies National League Championship ring presented to Bobby Wine. Features deep maroon background on top face with diamond accented National League logo at center. "Philadelphia Phillies NL Champions" has been lettered around the edge. Left shank has a relief of the League Championship trophy below the year "1983." Right has "Wine" name above the Phillies 1983 Anniversary logo. Stamped "Balfour Celestrium" on interior band. Ring is size 11 with little to no evident wear. Includes letter of provenance from Bobby Wine: EX/MT-NM ($4,000-$6,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 417 1983 Philadelphia Phillies centennial season presentational wristwatch. Seiko quartz watch with face decor being the Centennial season logo. Unused with original tags attached and housed in clamshell box as presented in the period. Includes letter of provenance from Bobby Wine: NM-MT ($250-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 418 1992 Atlanta Braves National League Championship ring presented to Bobby Wine. Highly visual top face has diamond encrusted baseball at center with red enameled lacing. "Braves 1992 National League Champions" has been lettered around the edge. Left shank has "Wine" above the 1992 World Series logo and "Staff" notation. Right has "91 Back To Back 92" titling above team logo, record, and season attendance. Stamped "10K Jostens" on interior band. Ring is size 11 and weighs 35 grams with light wear throughout. Includes letter of provenance from Bobby Wine: EX/MT-NM ($4,000-$6,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 419 1991 Atlanta Braves National League Championship ring presented to Bobby Wine. Deep red background at top face has "A" team logo at center accented by (12) small inset diamonds. "Braves 1991 National League Champions" has been lettered around the edge. Left shank has "Wine" above the team logo and "First World Series" and "Staff" notations. Right has "Worst To First" lettered above a relief of the 1991 World Series logo and reads "Tomahawk Chop" at bottom. Stamped "10K" on interior band next to Jostens logo. Ring is size 12.5 and weighs 35 grams with moderate wear throughout. Includes letter of provenance from Bobby Wine and comes with vintage Jostens box: EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $3,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 420 1999 Atlanta Braves National League Championship ring presented to Bobby Wine. Brilliant blue background at top face with "A" team logo at center accented by (12) small inset diamonds. "1999 National League Champions" has been lettered around the edge with (5) additional stones incorporated into the design. Left shank heralds their "8 Straight Division Titles" with a design in relief that has the NL Championship trophy at center and lists the cumulative "860-532" record and years won. Right has "Wine" above the team logo, season record, and "Staff" notation. Stamped "10K" on interior band next to Jostens logo. Ring is size 12.5 and weighs 35 grams with moderate wear throughout. Includes letter of provenance from Bobby Wine and comes with vintage Jostens box: EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 421 "Negro League Legends" autographed baseball bat and ball. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with commemorative titling burned into the barrel end. Bat has been signed by (41) including Leonard, Dandridge, Irvin, Day, Radcliffe, Fields, and Duckett; Rawlings W.White ONL ball signed by (18) including Leonard, Day, Manning, Irvin, Dandridge, and Fields. Ink and marker signatures rate 8 to 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-NM/MT ($400-$600) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 422 Cool Papa Bell autographed bat and baseball. Includes full sized Louisville Slugger bat with Bell's name lettered into the barrel end; Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball with a touch of light scattered toning. Both pieces are signed in ink/marker with his full name rating 8/9 out of 10 (hairline imperfection to signature on bat). Includes auction LOA from JSA (ball includes JSA COA): NM-MT ($250-$500) $403.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 423 Buck Leonard autographed ensemble. Includes Louisville Slugger full sized bat (Leonard's name block lettered in), Rawlings W.White ONL ball, and reproduction 1945 Negro League yearbook. Each piece is signed in marker or ink, "Walter Buck Leonard" rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($250-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 424 Negro League Hall of Famers single signed baseballs (6). Rawlings Official AL/NL baseballs, each signed on the sweetspot (inscriptions as noted) including Buck Leonard (full name), Leon Day, Ray Dandridge, Monte Irvin (HOF), Larry Doby (HOF), and noted non-HOFer Buck O'Neil (full name). Ink signatures rate 8/9 to 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($250-$500) $109.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 425 "Satchel Paige in Kansas City" artist's proof print by Richard Merkin. Colorful representation of Paige with the Kansas City Monarchs done in his unique style has been inscribed within the lower border, "for Arthur from R. Merkin." Titled in his hand and noted "AP Merkin" (artist's proof) with "Sept 1992" date noted at lower right. Framed for display to 27.5"x34.5" overall: Artwork NM-MT ($400-$600) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 426 Satchel Paige single signed baseball. Unmarked baseball (small "Haiti" stamp denotes Country of manufacture) has been signed on the side panel, "Satchel Paige." Vintage red ink signature rates 7 to 7/8 out of 10. Ball displays a hint of slight off coloration with little to no wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 427 Kansas City Monarchs advertising broadside with Satchel Paige c.1940s. Heavy cardboard stock advertising display for game played in Kingston, New York "Featuring Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Monarchs." Paige is pictured at lower right in uniform and touted as "The Ageless Wonder." Framed for display (15"x23") with visible wear to include some light soiling, crease/wrinkle at top center, and pair of tears at lower left: VG-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $399.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 428 1953-1954 Los Criollos de Caguas team signed baseball with Hank Aaron. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by approximately (20) including Hank Aaron playing in the Winter Leagues just prior to making his Major League debut. Others include Charlie Neal, Mickey Owen, Brooks Lawrence, and Chi Chi Olivo. Vintage ink signatures rate 1/2 to 4/5 out of 10 with heavily shellacked and toned ball surface having crackling/loss throughout. Period handwritten team identifier appears across the sweetspot and it appears another may have faded or become otherwise obscured from view. Includes auction LOA from JSA: GD-VG ($250-$500) $99.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 429 Satchel Paige "screwball grip" vintage photograph c.1950s-1960s. Black and white photograph capturing the hand of Paige in demonstration. "Culver Pictures" stampings on back along with handwritten pencil identifiers. Small tear at left edge (having little to no effect on image portion of paper) and a touch of other light corner/edge wear: EX/MT ($250-$500) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 430 Early 1950s Cangrejeros de Santurce team signed baseball with Willard Brown. Wilson "Liga Profesional de Baseball de Puerto Rico" marked ball has been signed by (29) including Brown, Bus Clarkson, George Scales, Bob Thurman, Luis Arroyo, Ruben Gomez, Jim Gilliam, and others. Period signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 8/9 out of 10 with all but (1) done in fountain pen. Ball displays a hint of light even toning with period coat of shellac applied and retains bold stampings. A very small number of minute surface chips/pits are mentioned purely for accuracy. Highly desirable playing days example of Hall of Famer Willard Brown, seldom offered in this form. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 431 1949-1950 Toleteros near complete set (207 of 216 cards) in original album. Rare substantive grouping features Cuban Winter League players including the important Rookie card of Hall of Famer Leon Day. Other keys include Willard Brown, Vic Harris, Francisco Coimbre, and George Scales. Missing (9) cards for completion with most notable being Chet Brewer. All cards are mounted within period "Album de Toleteros" and otherwise display GD-EX with a handful that would fall into lesser category. Album itself has toning and wear throughout: see description ($4,000-$6,000) $3,812.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 432 Rare 1948-1949 Toleteros complete set of (168) cards. Exceedingly rare complete set of Toleteros cards featuring Cuban Winter League players with the bulk being sepia tone on thin cardboard like stock and (19) in photographic format. Includes important Rookie cards of Hall of Famers Willard Brown and Hilton Smith and other key cards including Pee Wee Butts, Francisco Coimbre, George Scales, and Tetelo Vargas. All cards are mounted to original period album pages (issued for purpose of housing set) which have in turn been laminated and spiral bound. Otherwise, nearly all display GD-EX level with a handful that would fall into lesser category: PR-FR: see description ($5,000-$7,500) $3,960.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 433 1945-1946 Caramelo Deportivo Cuban baseball card near complete set (99 of 100 cards) in album. Desirable set featuring players from the Cuban Winter Leagues with a number of Negro/Major League players including Martin Dihigo, Tomas de la Cruz, Armando Marsans, Ray Dandridge, Minnie Minoso, Ray Brown, Mike Gonzalez, Dick Sisler, Adolfo Luque, Sal Maglie, and Luis Tiant. All are mounted within an original album (not removable without damage) and display varying degrees of toning/wear. Some cards have little to no "wear" with their only flaw being that they are mounted. Given the fragile nature of the issue it is likely that being housed in the album aided in preservation over time. Album itself has chipping at corners/edges, some staining spots, and the covers have separated. Missing is card #73 which was only available at the Caramelo factory to those would produced an album with the balance of the set pasted in: Technical PR-GD with most cards retaining far greater eye appeal ($500-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 435 Early 1920s Philadelphia Hilldale Club related photographs (5 pieces). Series of period images as relate to the noted team which was one of the strongest assemblages of Negro League talent at the time. Includes (4) snapshot photographs with those shown identified in pencil at lower edge. Most notable is Louis Santop. Others are Toussaint Allen, Allen in group shot with Bunny Downs and another player noted as "Steve", and "Kenyon" who is likely a fan with players visible in background. Also includes 2.5"x6.5" printed team photo, likely removed from a scorecard or advertising broadside, showing the team (year unknown) in uniform with "my boys" written in period ink at one side. All pieces removed from scrapbook with either residue or some paper loss on back and/or front. Varying degrees of age toning, chipping/loss, and scattered wear throughout: GD-VG ($500-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 436 Cum Posey autographed 1935 Homestead High School Diploma. Original diploma (large format, 16"x21") issued to a student at the school is signed by Director "C.W. Posey" in ink at the bottom along with other school officials. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Mild general wear/toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM/MT, Diploma EX ($1,000-$1,500) $762.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 437 Cum Posey autographed 1937 Homestead High School Diploma. Original diploma (large format, 16"x21") issued to a student at the school is signed by Director "C.W. Posey" in ink at the bottom along with other school officials. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Mild general wear/toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM/MT, Diploma EX ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 438 1947-1948 Willard Brown signed Cangrejeros de Santurce Player's Contract (Triple Crown season). Desirable contract retaining the services of Hall of Famer Willard Brown to play Winter League baseball. In a season that lasted just (60) games, against competition that included some of the very best talent in the world, Brown hit (27) home runs (a standing record in all of Puerto Rican Winter League ball with Reggie Jackson's 20 in 1970-1971 being the closest anyone has come), drove in (86) runs (third all time with his 97 hit two years later being first), and hit .432 to win the League's Triple Crown. He would repeat with another during the 1949-1950 season. "Liga Profesional de Baseball de Puerto Rico" document has been signed on the interior "Willard J. Brown" in fountain pen rating 8/9 out of 10 with his thumbprint added to the left. Also signed twice by team owner and President Pedro Zorilla. Light wear with some toning to extreme upper edge above a pair of filing holes. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Contract EX/MT, Sig. NM-MT ($2,000-$4,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 439 Cum Posey autographed 1934 Homestead High School Diploma. Original diploma (large format, 16"x21") issued to a student at the school is signed by Director "C.W. Posey" in ink at the bottom along with other school officials. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Mild general wear/toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM/MT, Diploma EX ($1,000-$1,500) $825.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 440 1943-1944 Juan "Tetelo" Vargas signed Cangrejeros de Santurce Player's Contract. Original contract as signed by Vargas along with a pair of witnesses (includes Luis Olmo) and both the team and League Presidents. Vintage fountain pen signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Contract displays toning/discoloration at edges/fold lines and has wear at corners/edges, light wrinkling throughout, and pair of filing holes at upper edge. Vargas was a noted star in both the Negro and Puerto Rican Leagues and would play for a total of (27) seasons in (5) different Countries. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Contract VG-VG/EX, Sig. NM-MT ($300-$500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 441 1939-1940 Leon Day signed Los Tiburones de Aguadilla Player's Contract. Original contract retaining the services of Hall of Famer Leon Day to play Winter League ball in Puerto Rico. Signed on the interior, "Leon Day" in period fountain pen along with the team President and a pair of witnesses. Signatures rate 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Contract itself has light even toning with some wear/chipping at corners/edges, one small tear (approximately 1/4" at right edge when closed), and filing holes punched at top. Desirable contract dating to the heart of his storied days in the Negro Leagues is believed to be the earliest as relates to his career to have been offered at auction. Worthy of note is that Day is depicted in an Aguadillas hat on his Hall of Fame plaque. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Contract VG/EX-EX, Sig. NM-MT ($1,500-$2,500) $4,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 442 Quincy Trouppe signed Puerto Rican Winter League Player's Contract (1941-1942) and check (late 1940s) (2). Includes original contract as signed by the former Negro League great retaining his services with Brujos de Guayama. Also signed by witness Barney Brown (Negro League player) and the team/League Presidents. Check, issued by the Tigres de Marianao club, is made out to Trouppe and bears his endorsement on back. Fountain pen signatures rate 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Both pieces have mild/moderate scattered general wear. Contract has pair of filing holes punched at top edge, check has small chip to upper right corner. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Contract/check EX, Sigs. NM-MT ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 443 1939-1940 Francisco "Pancho" Coimbre signed Leones de Ponce Player's Contract. Original contract as signed by Coimbre along with a pair of witnesses and both the team and League Presidents. Vintage fountain pen signatures rate 8/9 out of 10. Contract displays light even toning with some wear/chipping at corners/edges and pair of filing holes punched at top edge. In addition to time spent playing in the Negro Leagues where he twice made the East/West All-Star teams, Coimbre remains an extremely important figure relative to baseball in Puerto Rico. He was a member of (5) Championship teams while with the Leones, had a stretch of (4) consecutive seasons starting in 1939 in which he did not strike out, won a pair of batting titles, and was named MVP in 1943. While scouting for the Pittsburgh Pirates he suggested the signing of Roberto Clemente who would later proclaim that had Coimbre been allowed to play in the Major Leagues he would have been one of the best ever. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Contract EX, Sigs. NM-MT ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 444 Jimmie Crutchfield (1938-1939) and Wilmer Fields (1949-1950) signed Puerto Rican League Player's Contracts (2). Pair of original contracts as signed by the former Negro League greats retaining their services in the Puerto Rican Winter League. Each signed in period fountain pen by the players, witness, and team/League Presidents. Signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10 (Fields affected by punch hole). Mild to moderate scattered toning/wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Contracts VG/EX-EX, Sigs. NM-MT ($400-$600) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 445 1940-1941 Pedro "Perucho" Cepeda signed Brujos de Guayama Player's Contract. Original contract as signed by Cepeda along with a pair of witnesses and both the team and League Presidents. Vintage fountain pen signatures rate 8/9 out of 10. Contract displays light toning with touch of wear at corners/edges and has pair of filing holes punched at top edge. Cepeda's career stretched from 1938-1950 during which he hit .400 or better in several seasons often finishing at or near the top of the League and in 1939-1940 edged out Josh Gibson to win his second consecutive batting title. It has been noted that the Major Leagues had Babe Ruth, Negro Leagues had Josh Gibson, and Puerto Rico had Perucho Cepeda. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Contract VG/EX, Sigs. NM-MT ($500-$1,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 446 1950 Ray Dandridge endorsed Tigres de Marianao check. October 31, 1950 dated check made out to Dandridge has been endorsed on the back, "R.Dandridge." Vintage fountain pen signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Check has light vertical fold lines. Rare playing career era piece of substantive relation to this Negro League great and Hall of Famer. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($250-$500) $88.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 447 Bob Thurman (1948-1949), Ruben Gomez (1949-1950) and Jim Gilliam (1951-1952) signed Puerto Rican League Player's Contracts (2). Original contracts retaining respective players' services in the Puerto Rican Winter League for seasons noted. Each signed in period ink by the players, witness, and team/League Presidents. Signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Mild to moderate scattered toning/wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Contracts VG/EX-EX, Sigs. NM-MT ($400-$600) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 448 Dave Barnhill (1940-1941) and Dan Bankhead (1947-1948) signed Puerto Rican League Player's Contracts (2). Pair of original contracts as signed by the noted Negro League greats retaining their services in the Puerto Rican Winter League. Each signed in period fountain pen by the players, witness, and team/League Presidents. Signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Mild to moderate scattered toning/wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Contracts VG/EX-EX, Sigs. NM-MT ($500-$1,000) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 449 Silvio Garcia (1939-1940) and Alonzo Perry (1949-1950) signed Puerto Rican League Player's Contracts (2). Pair of original contracts as signed by the former Negro and Puerto Rican League greats retaining their services in the Puerto Rican Winter League. Each signed in period fountain pen by the players, witness, and team/League Presidents. Signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Mild to moderate scattered toning/wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Contracts VG/EX-EX, Sigs. NM-MT ($400-$600) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 451 Lot of (2) baseball related tintypes c.1890s. Pair of 1/6th plate images (2.5"x3.5" each) of uniformed players including single player standing in studio pose and other of a team. Typical light to moderate surface wear/scratching with a touch of other wear: VG-EX ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 452 Fine baseball decorative mantle clock by Muller c.1876. Exceptional baseball themed display piece is considered one of the most important of the period featuring an ornate front faceplate cast by noted makers Nicholas and Karl Muller. A pair of players in period attire adorn either side, believed to represent members of the Brooklyn Atlantics and New York Mutuals, and at lower center are likenesses which bear striking resemblance to baseball pioneers Alexander Cartwright and Henry Chadwick. Also found within the decor are two children, similarly wearing early uniforms, with one having bat in hand. Original wooden casement houses the still functioning mechanism remains intact. Typical light general wear and aging with surface displaying a pleasing even patina. Stands just over 16" tall with base front extending over 12.5". Highly important piece is one of only a handful of surviving examples. Clock is in working order: Overall EX ($5,000-$7,500) $8,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 454 1876 Hartford BBC figural batter. Original cast metal batsman in bib front baseball uniform is typically found as the central feature of an ornate oil lamp issued in the period. Original patinated surface intact (pinhole chip to back mentioned for accuracy) with little to no mentionable wear: EX ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 455 Rare McLoughlin Bros. "Game of Baseball" c.1886. Early baseball themed game by the noted maker having beautifully illustrated game action scene on lid. Box (9.5"x17.25") is constructed of wood at sides with heavy stock pressed paper board serving as top and bottom. Exterior displays chipping and wear throughout corners and edges with upper surface primarily affected by light discoloration (a few very small nicks/dents). Housed inside are a game board, pair of scoring sheets (well used), instruction booklet (covers separated), (1) spinner, and all (10) of the small handpainted cast metal players (note - one player figure broken from base at ankles). Varying degrees of wear to contents: Displays GD-VG ($1,500-$2,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 457 October 20, 1889 New York Giants Championship Testimonial handbill. Original period one page fold over program as issued for the New York Base Ball Club Grand Testimonial Concert and Presentation of Pennant. Period entertainers Digby Bell and DeWolff Hopper arranged the evening, noteworthy in that Hopper's name is synonymous with his famed reading of "Casey At The Bat." Although the piece bears resemblance to interior pages of a larger and more elaborate program issued at the event, subtle differences ensure that it was produced on its own accord. Toning/wrinkling throughout with wear/chipping at edges. Mounted at left edge to scrapbook backing and there is a small tear on back. First of this particular type we have encountered: GD ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 458 Baseball decorated flask c.1880-1900. Bulbous form silverplated flask measuring 5 1/2" tall has an incised baseball player decoration on the front panel surrounded by floral garniture. Stamped Derby Silver Co. on the base; retains its original screw top lid. Reverse of the flask has engraved initials of the owner. The base area may have had a glass liner that fit around the rim, but it is unclear: EX ($500-$750) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 459 Baseball decorated porcelain pitcher by Villeroy & Boch c.1890s-1900s. Early period piece having baseball decor on either side, seldom found in this large size (stands approximately 11" tall). Retains exceptional display value with mild surface craklature throughout and partially repaired crack and chip to spout. Missing wooden lid: Displays EX ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 460 Children's baseball player doll c.1910s. Early doll featuring composition head and hands dressed in period uniform complete with hat. Surface crazing/crackling to head/hands with most of the original remaining present (several fingers on one hand missing). Light general discoloration and touch of wear to fabric portions: VG ($250-$500) $110.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 461 Baseball player still bank c.1910. Cast bronze player bank (approximately 6" tall) retaining approximately 75% of its original multi-color (seldom seen) painted surface. Mild wear: EX ($250-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 462 Early Philadelphia Athletics c.1908-1915 uniform logo patch attributed to Jack Lapp with period photo. Blue on white felt stylized "A" team logo believed to have come from an early style Athletics jersey. Logo stands approximately 8" tall and is just under 6" across at widest point with mild toning, some small moth holes, and evident use/wear. Housed in framed display (16.5"x23") with period oversized photograph (mounted to board) of player Jack Lapp (VG-VG/EX with some light creasing visible) and descriptive nameplate. It has been relayed by our consignor that the piece was obtained directly from a Lapp family descendant. Please note: mount has damage due to framing method and it's unknown if patch can be removed: Overall EX ($400-$600) $451.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 463 Baseball themed "T.J. Jordan Card Game" c.1910s. Boxed game played with a deck of cards which have intricate baseball motif on back and possible outcomes listed above and below a player likenesses on front. Box (2.75"x6.25"x1.25") bears pictorial label on top and contains all pieces needed to play. Includes full deck of (72) playing cards, (12) wooden player pieces, small playing field, rule booklet, and scoring sheet with all mentioned above appearing essentially unused. Box lid has partially split seams at one end with tape residue and some minor toning spots on label: Box displays EX, Contents EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 464 "Baseball Party" linen game c.1910. Color lithographic display featuring a batsman likeness with strong resemblance to Nap Lajoie in appropriate Cleveland Naps style uniform. Measures approximately 18"x22.5" with mild evident discoloration and a touch of other light wear (fold lines). Framed to slightly larger dimensions for display: EX ($250-$500) $416.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 465 Rare 1904 American League Imperial sized photographic display by Carl Horner. Extremely rare early photographic display piece is one of a limited number of surviving copies believed to have been given only to the managers and team executives of the teams depicted. Composite shows a collage arrangement of the (8) American League teams; Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, New York, Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago, and Washington. Notable players include Cy Young, Addie Joss, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Plank, Rube Waddell, Willie Keeler, and Sam Crawford. Managers of the teams are in slightly larger square vignettes highlighted by Mack, Griffith, and Collins with A.L. President Ban Johnson in the center. Teams, managers, and players are identified on original mount at bottom. Currently displays at VG-EX level with restoration to areas throughout with large portions of the left hand side having been skillfully inpainted to replace missing portions and give a clean appearance to others which presumably had condition issues which would warrant such expensive work. Most notably this affects players on St. Louis, Detroit, and to lesser degree Philadelphia. Identifier portion of mount has similarly had work done and it appears that its top edge has been rejoined to lower edge of photograph (it is likely that a small amount of the original material is no longer present). Visible area of the piece within current frame is approximately 18.75"x20" (measures 32.5"x33.75" overall): Displays at VG-EX level with note to description ($5,000-$10,000) $3,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 466 Early Reach brand catchers mask c.1910s. Heavy gauge wire mask retains all but the (2) upper pieces of leather side padding and features a pair of desirable "Reach" markings. The first appears on forehead leather which is stamped "A. J. Reach Co." below model "XX" designation; second is the familiar baseball style logo on chin. Rusting to metal work throughout with some separations to elastic band forehead straps: Overall EX ($500-$750) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 467 Ornate 1902 figural baseball trophy. Handled trophy cup with garland/floral decor incorporated into the manufacture or incised/applied to areas throughout. Engraved on one side is likeness of a batter which bears striking resemblance to Jack Glasscock on his N28 Allen & Ginter tobacco card. Opposite side has been lettered, "Base Ball Trophy, July 4, 1902, won by Canton Meadow City No.29." Lid is decorated with a trio of crossed bats leaning on baseball. Touch of light surface wear/tarnish. "Meriden Silver Plate" maker's mark on underside and the piece stands 14.5" tall: EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 468 Rare Arts and Crafts armchair with baseball decoration c.1910-1915. Mission oak Morris style seat of simple yet timeless design has decorative carved baseball scene within upper back slat. Rarely seen original painted details including adornments to uniforms, facial features, and the field/background. Surface has some scattered nicks/chips and general crazing throughout with some limited surface loss to arm planks. The chair was a functional piece in a bed and breakfast for decades and a frequent visitor made repeated attempts to purchase it from the owners whom always declined. When the establishment closed he was finally able to acquire it, along with the settee also offered in this sale, and it is now being offered for the first time publicly: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $5,314.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 469 Rare Arts and Crafts settee with baseball decoration c.1910-1915. Mission oak bench style seat of simple yet timeless design has decorative carved baseball scene within upper back slat. Rarely seen original painted details including adornments to uniforms, facial features, and the field/background. Surface has some scattered nicks/chips and general crazing throughout with some limited surface loss to arm planks. The bench was a functional piece in a bed and breakfast for decades and a frequent visitor made repeated attempts to purchase it from the owners whom always declined. When the establishment closed he was finally able to acquire it, along with the chair also offered in this sale, and it is now being offered for the first time publicly: EX ($7,500-$12,500) $9,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 470 "Home" baseball color lithographic display piece c.1910. Panoramic style color display piece measures 14"x44" framed depicting a full game scene. Has six vertical creases otherwise remaining clean: VG-EX ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 471 Rare Baseball decorated pocket watch c.1890s. Exceptional Elgin brand (15) jewel pocket watch has been decorated on the outer casing with baseball decor to include a pair of crossed bats, trio of baseballs, hat, and belt. Strong condition overall with minimal wear (appears glass face was replaced). Notably desirable early timepiece with finely executed baseball decor: EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 472 "Champions of Lehigh County League" baseball figural trophy c.1910s. Presentational lidded trophy cup having a pair of crossed bats flanking the support. Cup portion is decorated on one side with incised likeness of period batsman; opposite side is lettered, "Presented To The Champions of Lehigh Co. League by M.C. Ebbecke & Co." Light tarnish and mild scattered wear largely taking the form of denting to the lip of base. Stands just under 9" tall: EX ($300-$500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 473 Spalding brand locker room stool c.1920s-1930s. High quality wooden foot or shortened locker room stool of sturdy wood construction with upper padded seat. At center front, remaining almost fully intact, "Spalding" screened on manufacturer's label with patent stamping below. Mild scattered wear consistent with use includes some scattered areas of pitting and a small section of wood loss. Wear does not have a great effect on display value and in fact adds to period charm: EX, Label EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 474 Winchester baseball equipment advertising display c.1915-1920. Large format 18"x39" heavy stock display titled "Winchester" at top featuring color illustrations of their line of baseball equipment. One side features gloves exclusively, the other gloves, bats, ball, and mask. Scattered general wear to include light chipping, some toning, and some loss at upper edge. Left edge trimmed or handcut. Tastefully displayed in a custom frame (24"x46.5") which allows for viewing of both sides and is floor standing with (16.5"x24") base: Sign EX ($1,000-$1,500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 476 Baseball stitching vise c.1910s-1920s. Original period vise stands just under 40" tall with some chipping/loss to material at base: VG-EX ($250-$500) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 477 Rare Harry Hooper side written and vault marked professional model baseball bat c.1910-1915 (PSA GU 10). Hand turned Louisville Slugger baseball bat with seldom seen early "J.F.Hillerich & Son" dash-dot-dash centerbrand measures 34.75" long and weighs 36 oz. Fine usage wear is evident throughout with visible ball contact, stitch, and cleat marks along with handle crack which was repaired in the period. As was customary following use and cracking of a favored bat, it was returned to H&B for use as a model in future orders and side written in grease pencil by long time H&B player representative Henry Morrow, "Old Harry Hooper 4-2-18" on the reverse barrel (note: some of this writing is no longer visible to the naked eye). Also upon return, the name "Hooper" was block letter branded into the barrel and the knob. Both the knob and barrel end are vault marked with the "H41" model number. When initially deaccessioned from the archives of Louisville Slugger (Nov. 2004) the bat was covered in a black residue which has been professionally removed allowing for display of the original surface which displays an appealing rich patina. One of a select number of bats from this early period which can be definitively placed in the hands of so noted a player and assuredly the finest Hooper bat extant. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA (graded GU 10) and has PSA/DNA: EX ($15,000-$25,000) $16,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 478 The hand of Christy Mathewson photograph c.1912 by Paul Thompson. Striking sepia toned image offers "a detailed study of Mathewson's hand" as captioned on back. Additional markings mentioned that Mathewson and Marquard will "battle for the Giants in the World's Championship Series between New York and Phila." Bears the stamping of Paul Thompson and a handwritten grease pencil identifier. Displays at greater level than technical grade might indicate with a small tear at right edge and 4" to 5" split affecting (1) of (2) vertical creases: GD-VG with greater display value ($750-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 479 Christy Mathewson original large format artwork dated 1913. Pen and ink on Bristol board rendering of Christy Mathewson demonstrating his famed pitching form at the height of his popularity. Titled with his name at top and signed at lower right, "H Sutton Feb 3, '13." Additional notation below reads "Drawn by Howard Sutton Age 17 yrs." The piece (14"x21", framed to 21.5"x29" for display) offers a folk art like quality with minimal toning/wear: Displays EX/MT ($400-$600) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 480 Honus Wagner Louisville Slugger decal bat c.1910s. Louisville Slugger "40 W.J." model baseball bat with early dash-dot-dash centerbrand features an original Honus Wagner decal at barrel end. Decal remains approximately 60-65% intact with areas of chipping/loss. Hand turned bat (31.5" long) has moderate usage wear evident throughout: Overall EX ($750-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 481 Honus Wagner miniature decal bat c.1910s. Louisville Slugger "40 W" model 14" long baseball bat features an original Honus Wagner decal at barrel end. Decal remains 90%+ intact with vibrant coloration throughout. One of the nicer unrestored examples we have handled with surface having a touch of other scattered wear: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 482 Ty Cobb miniature decal bat c.1910s. Vintage 14" long bat bearing vertical "Georgia Peach" decal depicting Ty Cobb batting at barrel end. The decal remains approx. 85%+ intact with minimal scattered chipping/loss. Overall presentation is strong with vibrant coloration and a touch of surface wear: EX ($750-$1,250) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 483 Unique miniature baseball bat salesman's sample bag includes (12) period c.1910s-1920s bats. Large canvas carrying bag having individual spots sewn in allowing bats to be housed for transport. Retains (12) original period mini-bats (16"-22" long) with all but (1) being of Hillerich & Bradsby and/or Louisville Slugger manufacture. Includes Eddie Collins model 40EC decal bat (decal largely intact from portrait left, right side missing approximately 50%); (2) "League Regulation" decal bats (models No.12 and 13) with (1) decal approximately 60-70% intact, the other missing a large portion; (3) "Bing-Go" examples (models No.5, 20, and 30); (4) signature models including Babe Ruth (model 40BRJ), Eddie Collins (model 40ECJ), Harry Heilmann (model 40 HH), and Joe Cronin (slightly later period c.early 30s); Outfield Fungo and Oil Tempered models; and "No.2" marked green finish bat. Varying degrees of wear throughout inclusive of surface wear/pitting, some chipping, discoloration, etc. Most bats and bag fall in GD-VG range with a few better. Total of (7) retain period string tag identifiers. Highly unusual piece is the first of its type which we have offered in some time: GD-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 484 "Louisville Mascot" baseball bat related archive lot c.1910s-1920s. Rare group of materials pertaining to the obscure Hilton Collins Co. Louisville bat manufacturer to include: 1920s Louisville Mascot baseball bat catalogue which pictures various player models including decal bats on the interior. Catalogue has some fading (mostly to the covers) from moisture exposure: GD/VG; cache of endorsement letters regarding the Louisville Mascot brand of bat including two 1919 Knights of Columbus BBC signed letters, Lowe & Cambell typed letter signed by George Lowe, and 1922 Fred Bailey signed letter (Boston Braves 1916-1918): Range VG-EX/MT; and a rare enameled hanging window sign advertising Louisville Mascot brand bats c.1920's. 6"x9" retaining its original Whitehead & Hoag manufacturer's label on the back. Surface has a few minor edge flakes and there is a missing section of lower left corner. Very rare early baseball display sign was originally offered direct from the archives of Hillerich & Bradsby Co.: EX ($500-$750) $293.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 485 Louisville Colonels related passes and matchsafe schedules c.1920s (4 pcs.). Includes heavy paper stock "Louisville Baseball Club" season passes issued for 1926 and 1927. Each filled out for wife of the player Boone and signed by club President Knebelhauf (mild wear with 1927 example having pencil writing on back). Also includes pair of celluloid matchbox safes issued in 1928 and 1929. Both were sponsored by Arch B Davis and have seasons schedule printed on. Light toning to one, the other a bit more so, and mild scattered wear/discoloration: VG-EX ($250-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 486 "Ty Cobb Brand" tennis racquet c.1920s. Early wooden racquet retaining an essentially complete "Ty Cobb Brand W.B. Jarvis" decal at center. Light to moderate surface wear throughout with the majority retaining a fine patinated look. Several breaks to strings and it appears re-enforcements (within strung area) may have been added long ago at top and bottom: Overall EX ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 487 "Ty Cobb Brand" baseball glove c.1910s-1920s. Early left handed baseman's glove retains well preserved W.B.Jarvis manufacturer's tag on back with Ty Cobb facsimile signature. Leather remains supple with evident usage wear throughout along with surface loss. All lacing appears original as does the buckle back closure: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 488 Vintage "Fed. League All Stars" advertising broadside. Heavy stock early baseball promotional piece for a game pitting the "Fed. League All Stars" vs. an Indianapolis team named the Cardinals. While we can not definitively date the piece to the 1914-1915 era in which the Federal League was in operation it is reminiscent of broadsides produced at the time. Framed for display (20.5"x28.5") with moderate visible wear including some small edge tears and chip at lower right corner along with mild discoloration: VG-EX ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 489 1913 Chicago White Sox real photo postcard. Crisp sepia toned image of members of the Sox at Spring Training captioned/dated at lower left and marked "Gal. Photo Co." at right. Light corner/edge wear with small pinhole at top center: VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $440.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 490 Walter Johnson store model baseball glove c.1920s. Draper & Maynard brand left handed glove with impressed "Walter Johnson" facsimile signature in palm below the famed lucky dog Company logo and a silhouette of Johnson pitching. Also noted in the model number "G44." General use/wear throughout is not overwhelming and surface has toned to a nice dark brown patina. Markings remain a touch faded, although well defined, and D&M tag on wrist strap is largely intact: VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 491 Early "Pittsburgh" pennant with Pirates attribution c.1910s. Highly visual pennant with body constructed of separate black and yellow felt pieces over which are sewn the "P" logo and "Pittsburgh" titling along with black border accents. Measures an oversized 37" long with mild soiling/discoloration to yellow portions and scattered wear to include some small moth holes, edge chips, and light fraying. Pennant is of the highest quality construction with desirable original "Kaufmann's Sporting Goods" tag on back indicating likely manufacture as a Pirates related souvenir: VG ($750-$1,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 492 Important 1915 National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies presentational pocketwatch. Exceptional quality (23) jewel 14K gold presentational pocket watch by noted maker Howard has "AD" blue enameled monogram on back of casing. Opens to reveal hand engraved titling which reads in full, "Presented to you as a member of the First Philadelphia Championship Team of the National League 1915" and signed in print "F.T. Stotesbury Chairman." Marked around the edge "E.Howard Watch Co. Boston" with additional "14K" stamping. Although not presently in working order it is likely that a skilled jeweler could restore function, otherwise the watch displays light general surface wear with some cracking to number marked interior face. Very fine early piece of championship jewelry as relates to the Phillies Franchise first League Championship season, a feat which they would not repeat for another (35) years. Lead by the venerable G.C. Alexander who produced one of the great season long pitching performances of all-time, the Phillies met Boston in the World Series, noted for the first post-season appearance of Babe Ruth. Although it can not be confirmed, the watch possibly relates to player Al Demaree as the only rostered team member having "AD" initials. This newly discovered specimen is one of only three such examples that we have encountered: Overall EX with far greater display qualities ($15,000-$20,000) $15,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 493 Honus Wagner professional model baseball bat c.1928-1930. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs an imposing 43oz. Usage wear is evident throughout inclusive of ball and cleat marks and grain swelling to upper hitting surface. Louisville Slugger manufacturer stampings remain very well defined along with "J.Hans Wagner" facsimile signature stamping. The offered bat post-dates the end of Wagner's career and was likely used during his tenure as a coach for the Pirates rather than as a player while displaying beautifully as a prime example of an original HOF inductee professional model bat. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA (graded GU 8): EX ($20,000-$30,000) $15,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 494 1911 World Series ticket stub (at Philadelphia). Desirable original ticket stub issued for game "2A" played at Shibe Park between the Athletics and Giants. Presumably, the stub relates to the second game played at Shibe which would be the 4th Series game overall taking place on October 24th. Chief Bender bested the venerable Christy Mathewson and a period fountain pen notation on back reads "When Matty was taken out." General handling wear with some mostly light creasing, corner/edge wear, and mild scattered discoloration: VG ($1,000-$1,500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 495 1915 World Series program (at Boston). Original program issued for game played at Braves Field, scored neatly in pencil for Game (4) which was played on October 12. Pre-printed interior line-ups include Babe Ruth who was making his first post-season appearance (as pitcher for the Red Sox). Mild scattered discoloration to front cover which shows moderate corner/edge wear. Back cover has more pronounced soiling/discoloration to upper quarter. It appears that the bound edge has undergone some professional restoration and is now 95%+ intact. In addition, the front/back covers may have had a mild cleaning. Ideal example displays a sharp appearance: VG-EX ($2,500-$3,500) $1,950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 496 1912 World Series ticket stub (at New York). Rare original ticket stub issued for the third game played at the Polo Grounds which was the 6th game overall taking place on October 14th. The Giants won with Rube Marquard on the mound. Displays strong coloration with some moderate creasing and small chip at upper left corner. Laminated: VG with note to description ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 497 1925 World Series Game (1) ticket stub. Original stub (with rain check portion attached) issued for a seat in the Left Field Stands at Forbes Field. Wear throughout with vertical fold at center and small tape stain on back. Although the Pirates would go on to defeat Washington in the Series, the Senators won this game behind the pitching of Walter Johnson: GD/VG ($300-$500) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 498 1922 World Series Game (2) ticket stub (last tied game in World Series history). Original stub issued for game played between the Yankees and Giants at The Polo Grounds. It was the last World Series game in history that ended in a tie and resulted in rule changes which remain in use. Visual appealing example with light corner/edge wear and some generally light creasing: VG/EX ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 499 1925 World Series Game (7) ticket stub (clinching game at Pittsburgh). Desirable original stub issued for the game in which the Pirates clinched their World Series title. Touch of light corner/edge wear with creasing throughout. Seldom offered with few examples having entered the marketplace, likely the result of a good number lost as rain was so heavy during play that the game was nearly suspended: VG ($500-$750) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 500 1926 World Series Game (2) ticket stub. Original stub issued for game played at Yankee Stadium. General wear at corners/edges with creasing throughout: GD/VG ($300-$500) $175.00
 
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