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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 501 1928 World Series Game (2) ticket stub. Original stub issued for game played at Yankee Stadium. Nice example overall with touch of corner wear and some mild staining to left edge corners: EX ($300-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 502 Rare 1914 Pittsburgh Pirates large format advertising broadside. Period piece as relates to October 13, 1914 game played between members of the Pirates and a local Greenville, PA. team. Pictured throughout are numerous players (including Max Carey, Walker Cooper, and George McQuillan) along with interior and exterior views of Forbes Field. Thin paper stock has been mounted to board with several areas throughout infilled or otherwise restored. Currently displays at EX level with hint of mild toning, several very small spots, and light fold lines. Housed within larger mat and frame (26"x36" overall) which has (modern) ink signatures of Max Carey and Walker Cooper inset (rating 8 to 8/9 out of 10). Substantive display pieces of this type are rarely found from this early period with this example offering outstanding visual appeal. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs): Displays EX ($750-$1,000) $330.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 503 Rare Max Carey professional model baseball bat c.1912-1922 (PSA GU 8). Spalding pre model number standard finish ash bat measures 35" long and weighs 44oz. "Max Carey" player name has been block lettered into the barrel end. Heavy use is evident throughout with ball, stich, and cleat marks scattered about the barrel which has grain swelling due to repeated ball contact. A touch of well executed restoration has reversed some minor imperfections including a knob chip. A standout player with the Pittsburgh Pirates for (16) seasons, Carey batted over .300 (6) times and was feared while on base retiring as the National League's all-time stolen base leader (738 which has since been surpassed). He was with the Pirates for a World Championship in 1925, had a brief stint with the Brooklyn Robins, and enjoyed time as a manager on the professional level before election to the Hall of Fame in 1971. Carey bats are exceedingly rare and it is noted on the accompanying PSA paperwork that this is one of only two they have authenticated, this example having assigned grade of "GU 8." Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA: EX ($4,000-$6,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 504 Max Carey Jr's c.1922 Pittsburgh Pirates child sized uniform with related photographs. High quality cream colored flannel uniform done in child's size has "Pirates" team name lettered across the front. Retains the original "Draper Maynard" manufacturer's tagging in collar and waistband of matching pants. Includes a pair of period photographs (10"x13" and 7"x10" matted to larger dimensions) in which Hall of Famer Max Carey can be seen along with his son, Max Jr., whom is wearing the uniform. Evident usage and wash wear throughout uniform and there is moderate wear to each photo. Charming period display piece includes letter of provenance from Max Carey Jr: Overall EX ($2,000-$3,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 505 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates team photo premium from the Max Carey collection. Period team composite with "1925 Pirates National League Champions" titling surrounded by vignette images of players and personnel. Notables pictured include Dreyfuss, Clarke, McKechnie, Carey, Traynor, and Cuyler. Tastefully displayed in 13.5" square frame with circular opening at center through which piece can be viewed (7" across) with minor age toning/wear. Identical in design to a rare commemorative pin that was issued in the same year. Letter of provenance from his son (copy) affixed to reverse states that the piece is from the collection of Hall of Famer Max Carey: Apparent EX ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 506 1925 Washington Senators World Series press pin. Rare and desirable original pin issued for games played at Griffith Stadium remains well preserved with a touch of very minor wear. Blue enamel remains intact around "World Series" titling. Original "Dieges & Clust" marked screw down closure remains present on back: Pin EX/MT, Closure EX ($1,500-$2,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 507 Scarce 1924 Washington Senators World Championship pendant presented to George Mogridge. In dramatic fashion, the Senators won the Championship in Game (7) which stretched to (12) innings Highly visual presentational piece as awarded to Mogridge features elaborate designwork incorporating a relief of the Capitol Building above a pair of crossed bats with ball at center highlighted by a diamond. Red and blue enameled portions are titled in gold block lettering, "Washington World Champions 1924." Back is lettered, "Presented to George Mogridge by the Commissioner of Baseball." Pinback closure modification executed in the period partially covers the Dieges & Clust 14K markings (closure itself is stamped 10K). One of the more substantive pieces of championship jewelry from this early period, pendant weighs (20) grams. Includes a series of small snapshot photographs, newsprint clipping, and real photo postcard picturing Mogridge. First public offering of this particular example directly from the Mogridge family Pendant EX/MT-NM ($7,500-$10,000) $8,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 508 Wally Schang professional model baseball bat c.1921-1931. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball with Schang facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 34.75" long and weighs 35.5oz. Retains a beautiful even patina with usage wear evident throughout. Schang played in the Major Leagues for (19) seasons and was a highly regarded member of (4) Championship teams including the 1913 Philadelphia Athletics, 1918 Boston Red Sox, and 1923 New York Yankees. The leading pitchers of the era favored him behind the plate and he often caught for Eddie Plank, Babe Ruth, Chief Bender, Herb Pennock, and Lefty Grove. Of noted rarity, we are not aware of another Schang bat having been offered at auction in many years. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 509 Rare 1921 World Series panoramic display featuring player vignettes including Babe Ruth. Exceedingly scarce printed composite photographic display piece being the first of its kind we have encountered. Titled "World Series 1921, Polo Grounds, New York" at center with player portraits set over a view of the stadium. Those pictured include Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins, John McGraw, Frank Frisch, Frank Baker, Waite Hoyt, Dave Bancroft, and George Kelly. Also shown is the baseball signed by Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, and Warren G. Harding which was sold at a benefit that year for $750 which was at the time an incredible figure for such a piece. The purchaser was noted retailer Truly Warner whose "I'm on the fence, I'm for New York" quote is printed on right side opposite the ball. Housed in vintage 9"x38.5" frame with wear most prominent to left side which has several tears/creases. Upper left and lower right corners each have strip of toning. Marked "Langmann & McColgan" and appears to be printed on heavy paper stock. Incredibly scarce example is the first we have handled in our company history: VG ($5,000-$10,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 510 Babe Ruth and George Sisler Louisville Slugger advertising broadside c.1920's. Color tinted 7"x10" broadside picturing Ruth and Sisler examining a Louisville Slugger bat. White stars on a black field border the interior image which lists Hillerich & Bradsby Co. on So. Preston St. in Louisville, KY. The very edges of the piece appear to have been slightly trimmed for placement in a scrapbook and do not affect the visual appearance of the piece under its matting (as shown). Includes letter of provenance from Hillerich & Bradsby Co. dating to 2005 when it was deaccessioned: EX ($500-$750) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 511 Dizzy Dean white leather store model baseball glove c.1930s. Left handed glove retains well defined "Dizzy Dean" facsimile signature in palm along with partial "Spalding" stampings and "Professional Model" designation. "Spalding" label on wrist strap is fairly clean. Use/wear is evident throughout although not overwhelming with the glove having fine display qualities with highly uncommon style of webbing: EX ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 512 Tony Lazzeri autographed original "Back In Form" illustration artwork c.1930s. Period artwork having large visage of Lazzeri with bat and titling/text throughout reading in part, "Push 'em up Tony Lazzeri - of the New York Yankees+His Sensational Return To Form Has Been One Of The Highlights Of The Present Season!!." Signed in blue fountain pen rating 8 out of 10, "Good Luck and Best Wishes To Dominick, From Tony Lazzeri." Also signed by the artist, "Pap" (Tom Paprocki) and tastefully framed for display to 15.5"x16" overall. Seldom found in this large format with this being a particularly appealing piece. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: Displays EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $908.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 514 George Sisler c.1920s handwritten and signed letter. Desirable career era handwritten letter on "Hotel Metropole" stationery has been signed at the close, "Sincerely Geo. H Sisler." Content relates to an autograph request. Light toning with typical mailing folds and a pair of residue spots (from mounting) appear on back. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA and COA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $285.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 515 Babe Ruth "Home Run Special" store model baseball glove c.1930s. Spalding brand left handed glove with impressed "Babe Ruth" facsimile signature in palm along with "Spalding" logo and "Home Run Special" marking. General use/wear throughout with pliable leather having a nice chocolate brown patina. Areas of light/moderate surface wear throughout with markings that remain visible though faded due to age/wear. Retains Spalding label on wrist strap which closes with logo'd button: VG/EX ($300-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 516 Babe Ruth memorial souvenir pin c.1948. Desirable 1 3/4" diameter pin was issued in memoriam for Ruth's passing in 1948. Retains its original ribbon and charms. Light wear with limited spotting to celluloid: EX ($200-$400) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 517 1929 New York Yankees partial team signed baseball. Red and gold stitched Marathon brand "Official League Ball" has been signed by (11) including Ruth, Gehrig, Huggins, O'Leary, Burns, Koenig, Meusel, Hoyt, Jorgens, Paschal, and Grabowski. Period fountain pen signatures rate 4/5 to 7/8 out of 10 with Paschal a bit lighter (1/2 to 2). Gehrig (7/8) is among the strongest with Ruth (6/7) a touch lighter and Huggins (4/5) displaying nicely on side panel. Ball displays a light even tone with minimal scattered surface wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. GD-NM ($3,000-$5,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 518 1933 New York Yankees autographed baseball with Ruth and Gehrig. Blue and gold stitched Tober brand "College League" baseball has been signed by (7) including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Gomez, Joe Sewell, Russ Van Atta, Frank Crosetti, and Red Ruffing. Period fountain pen signatures rate 6/7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays light mostly even toning with a touch of scattered surface wear (for the sake of accuracy we note that this does have a very minor effect on some signatures). Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($3,000-$5,000) $3,333.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 519 Babe Ruth portrait photograph c.1920s. Sepia toned portrait measuring approximately 5"x7" shows Ruth posed in early 1920s Yankees garb offering a boyish smile to the camera. Mild scattered wear is largely confined to edges with exception of a small tear at left edge and slightly larger tear/crease to upper right corner. It appears some mask has been professionally removed from the front though a letter "J" (likely used in publication) remains. Back is stamped with early version of "International" markings and bears handwritten identifier. Closely resembles a classic shot attributed to noted photographer Paul Thompson: VG-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 520 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig bronze statue (Artist's Proof). Exceptional quality limited edition bronze figural of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig by Southland Art Castings, Inc. Finely executed work exhibits wonderful attention to detail depicting the famed image of Gehrig admiring Babe Ruth's bat. Stands approximately 11" tall atop its original mahogany base which has been signed on the underside by Palmer Murphy (artist) and has affixed placard noting that is "11/20 Artists Proof." Desirable piece is regarded as one of the finer modern era baseball related bronze castings: NM ($2,000-$3,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 521 Fine Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1947. Cream colored Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10 with a touch of skipping. Ball displays an even cream coloration with several small surface imperfections/impressions and faded stampings. Offered for the first time publicly and includes small (later period) handwritten on note detailing that it was signed on July 28, 1947 at an American Legion game in Philadelphia. Then a spokesman for the Ford Motor Company, Ruth embarked on a National tour on their behalf with stops across the country. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($10,000-$20,000) $10,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 522 Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1940s. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed boldly across the sweet spot, "Babe Ruth." Signature rates a strong 8/9 out of 10. Ball displays light even toning and remains quite clean overall with a small blemish to upper panel and a hint of other light wear (mentioned for accuracy). Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($10,000-$15,000) $10,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 523 Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron autographed baseball. Clean off white unused Harridge AL baseball signed by the two men in combination who held the title of the Major League Baseball career home run king for most of the 20th century. Sweetspot of the ball displays a handsome Babe Ruth signature in black fountain pen rating 7 out of 10. Hank Aaron has signed the side panel (1970s signature style) in black ink rating 6/7 out of 10. The ball itself is remarkably clean with only one very light age toning spot near the stitching on the Aaron panel. This particular example is notably desirable as typically Ruth signed baseballs in combination with more contemporary players often are found with an assortment of signatures rather than the two central figures on this baseball. Ruth and Aaron remain the two most revered home run hitters in the history of the game with a combined career total of 1,470 home runs. Very desirable example which features uncommon ability to display both signatures on adjacent areas of the ball. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: Ball: NM, Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM ($8,000-$10,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 524 Babe Ruth single signed baseball. Toned Tober Sporting Goods "Suburban League" model baseball signed across the sweet spot by Ruth in blue fountain pen. Signature presents very nicely rating 6/7 to 7 out of 10. Ball itself displays even toning with evident light to moderate use. Offered for the first time at auction with family history said to have been hit for a home run in an exhibition game by Ruth and then subsequently signed after the game. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signature: EX ($5,000-$7,500) $3,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 525 Superb Babe Ruth early career professional model baseball bat c.1917-1921. Hand turned Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "dash dot dash" center brand measures 35.75" long and weighs 38.6oz. Factory stampings which include his early version facsimile signature remain well defined having been deeply impressed. Strong usage wear is evident with some swelling of the barrel grain due to repeated ball contact. Further evidence can be found in the form of embedded ball and contact marks which are largely concentrated on the area just above his facsimile signature. Original surface patina displays beautifully with small chip having been repaired at a skill level which leaves it largely undetectable unless noted and a hint of the grain swelling reversed. Early career Ruth bat exemplars of this quality level are exceedingly scarce with only a handful having entered the marketplace. The offered bat originated from the personal collection of Kurt Vinman who was a noted businessman in Stockholm, Sweden during the 1920-1930s era. Mr. Vinman owned and operated the Nya Asfalt AB (New Asphalt Inc.) company in Sweden. The company was one of the very first of its type to pave the streets of Stockholm, Sweden with its asphalt, the success of which afforded Mr. Vinman the opportunity to travel the globe. Based on family archives and Vinman's journal we can discern that on two occasions in 1920-1921 and 1934 Mr. Vinman visited the United States. It was during the first visit in either 1920 or 1921 which he visited New York, Washington D.C., and Miami including taking in several baseball games while in New York. As a man of affluence, his business contacts allowed him to meet numerous players and baseball dignitaries including Charles Ebbetts from whom he had a baseball signed but was lost while being used to play ball in Sweden upon return. The offered Ruth bat was obtained as well by Vinman during the visit to New York, remaining in the possession of the family until its consignment to this auction by his direct descendants in Sweden. Babe Ruth game bats of quality with primary source provenance are highly coveted and have become notably difficult to obtain with the original existing qualities having entered the marketplace. Very fine and historic Babe Ruth game bat with impeccable provenance. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, letter of provenance from the Vinman family, and copies of the original family images picturing Kurt Vinman aboard the SS Stavenger headed to New York from Sweden: EX ($75,000-$125,000) $60,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 526 1932 New York Yankees World Series press charm. Red, white, and blue enameled charm fashioned in the manner of the pin face in the period displaying light wear with missing white enamel at center portion. Back is unmarked: EX ($500-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 526a 1939 New York Yankees World Series press charm. Red, white, and blue enameled charm fashioned from a pin face in the period displaying minimal wear. Back is marked "Dieges & Clust": EX/MT ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 527 1935 Chicago Cubs World Series press pin. Uncommon figural bear shaped pin marked S.D.Childs & Co. on back. Strong condition example with minimal wear and intact pin back closure: EX/MT to EX/MT-NM ($1500-$2000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 528 Reach E.S. Barnard Official American League baseball c.1930. Desirable period example retains well defined League and Commissioner stampings with surface displaying light evident wear. Includes original box (GD-VG missing one side and with chip in another): Ball EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 529 Gabby Hartnett single signed baseball. Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed across side panel and sweetspot, "Leo Gabby Hartnett." Vintage ink signature rates 6/7 to 7 out of 10. Ball displays light scattered discoloration and retains bold League stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the family of 1940s-1950s era player Earl Rapp from whose estate it originates: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $693.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 530 1928 Philadelphia Athletics team signed baseball. Reach red and blue stitched Official American League baseball has been signed by (15) including Ty Cobb, Mickey Cochrane, Lefty Grove, Ed Rommel, Max Bishop, Lefty Yerkes, Cy Perkins, Bing Miller, Rube Walberg, Mule Haas, Walter French, and twice by Jimmy Dykes. Period fountain pen signatures rate 6/7 to 7/8 out of 10. Ball displays light even toning with unusually bold League stampings. It appears that E.S. Barnard stampings on side panel have faded. Includes original box (GD-VG with top missing and small piece of side panel) auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$4,000) $932.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 531 Rare 1937 Detroit Tigers pennant. Black felt pennant (28.25" long) having screened on titling, "1937" year notation, and colorized Tiger head graphic over a pair of crossed bats. Seldom offered style being one of the more appealing of the period. Touch of light wear with a hint of discoloration. Missing very tip of pointed end. All (4) left edge tassels remain intact: EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 532 1932 Philadelphia Athletics team signed baseball. Red and blue stitched Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (17) including Grove, Foxx, Collins, Cochrane, Simmons, McNair, Dykes, Rommell, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 5/6 to 8 out of 10 with Cochrane strongest among the Hall of Famers (7/8 to 8), Grove on sweetspot (7), Foxx (6 to 6/7), and a touch more fading to Collins (6). Ball has light coat of period shellac applied and mild even toning with some areas of more pronounced discoloration/spotting. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX-EX, Sigs. VG/EX-NM ($1,500-$2,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 533 1938 Wes Ferrell Washington Senators professional model home jersey. Rare cream colored home flannel jersey retains the original "Spalding" manufacturer's tag in collar (some fraying and small section missing) with adjacent size "46" tag. Chain stitched above is "W.Ferrell" player identifier and the year "38" done in similar style is sewn in the tail. Both the "W" team logo on front and player number "10" on back have been restored for display. Evident usage wear throughout with spotting/discoloration and/or some small moth holes to upper left shoulder, in collar area, and on back. Though with the Senators for only a brief period of time, Ferrell spent a total of (15) years in baseball typically in the role of starting pitcher. He was twice voted an All-Star and appeared on the American League roster for the Inaugural game in 1933. He is remembered as one of the best hitting pitchers of all-time. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG-EX ($1,000-$3,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 534 1932 Lefty Yerkes professional model presentational baseball bat. High grade Spalding brand baseball bat with "Hand Turned" centerbrand (professional grade "No.200" designation) has "Yerkes" player name block lettered into the barrel. Reverse has burned in titling, "Presented By A.J. Cermak. Mayor of Chicago, National League Champions 1932." Additional Spalding logo has been burned into the knob. Exceptionally well preserved with little to no mentionable wear: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 535 High grade 1934 All-Star Game program. Desirable original program issued for game played at The Polo Grounds, seldom found in this state of preservation. The second game played in what has become an eagerly anticipated annual event, it was won by the American League who came from behind in a 9-7 victory. In a much lauded performance, Giants ace Carl Hubbell struck out, in succession, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, and Joe Cronin. Unscored with small pencil notation to upper front cover and mild toning on back being the only mentionable flaws: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $584.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 536 Large lot of (100) Joe Sewell signed personal checks. Early 1980s check, drawn on his account, and for the most part filled out in the hand of Joe Sewell. He has signed the lower right of each in ink rating 8 to 9/10 out of 10. Typical bank cancellations and mostly minor general handling wear throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $220.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 537 Joe Sewell autographed ensemble. Includes Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Sewell facsimile signature burned into the barrel end. Signed in blue marker, "Joe Sewell H.O.F. 1977"; Rawlings W.White ONL baseball, signed on the sweetspot in black ink, "Joe Sewell H.O.F. 77"; and (4) different 8"x10" photos, each signed "Joe Sewell." Ink and marker signatures rate 8 to 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($250-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 538 Joe Sewell's 1989 Baseball Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary pin. Presentational style pinback medal (light wear) as given to Sewell in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Hall of Fame. Numbered 22 of 700 on the reverse with ornate brass pinback bar attached to a red, white, and blue ribbon with suspended enamelwork medallion. Retains its original lidded casing. Also includes silver plated baseball which has been signed across sweetspot area, "Joe Sewell H.O.F. 1977" in black marker rating 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($250-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 539 Lot of (5) Joe Sewell autographed limited edition baseball bats. Full sized Louisville slugger baseball bats from a limited edition done at the request of Joe Sewell and Sewell Family with this being the first time that a quantity of this size has been introduced to the marketplace. All done in beautiful wine colored finish with impressed gold centerbrand and facsimile signature stampings. Additional block letter titling reads, "Black Betsy, Hall of Fame - 1977, Limited Edition, --- of 250." Each is individually numbered and signed by Sewell in gold paint pen rating 6/7 to 8 out of 10. Includes (5) small color pictures of Sewell taken at time of signing (each of these signed in marker rating 9/10 out of 10) and auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM/MT ($750-$1,250) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 540 Lot of (30) 1920s-1930s Joe Sewell autographed banking documents and checks. Includes (7) 1927 dated banking documents and (23) 1920s-1930s personal/counter checks. All pieces signed by Sewell in vintage fountain pen rating 7 to 9 out of 10 with majority of checks having been filled out in his hand. One is made out to and endorsed by brother Luke. Varying degrees of wear with most pieces falling EX of better. Bank cancellations affect some signatures. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Range VG-NM, Avg. EX or better ($500-$750) $50.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 541 Joe Sewell 1933 Goudey #165 from his personal collection. Nice card giving clean overall appearance with small lower edge imperfection and touch of other wear (graded by SGC 40 VG in "owned by Sewell" noted holder). Includes Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball signed on the sweetspot in ink, "Joe Sewell" rating 8 out of 10 (light toning) and auction LOA from JSA (auto): Card VG, Ball EX/MT-NM ($250-$500) $792.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 542 "1920 World Series Scrap Book" presented to Joe Sewell by Bill Wambsganss. String bound publication issued in 1953 commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the "Tru-Fit Screw Products Corporation." First interior page differs than those commonly encountered with "Presented to" and "Compliments of" areas in which Bill Wambsganss has filled in Sewell's name and signed his own ("Billy Wamby"). In addition, Sewell has signed the top of the page in black marker. Signatures rate 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 547 Luke Sewell professional model baseball bat c.1920s - a gift to Joe. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat has "Luke Sewell" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end. Hand turned bat displays a fine even patina with light/moderate evident usage wear and well defined factory stampings. Signed on the barrel, "Joe Sewell, Gift from Luke to me in the 1920s." Signature rates 9 out of 10. Luke Sewell spent (20) years playing baseball at the Major League level and is regarded as one of the best defensive catchers of his era. He was behind the plate for (3) no-hitters and made an All-Star Game appearance in 1937. Much like his brother Joe, Luke's keen eye left few opposing pitchers able to pitch around him, striking out only (307) times in (5,383) at bats. A rare bat, only a handful have surfaced and none with such notable history: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 550 Joe Sewell with the New York Yankees, lot of (2) large format vintage photographs. Pair of period portraits taken c.1931-1933 in the inimitable style of notable photographer George Burke. Each framed as displayed within the Sewell home (approximately 12"x15") with light evident toning and minimal wear. Includes Joe Sewell single signed Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball for display (sig. 8/9 out of 10, ball EX/MT-NM with touch of minor imperfection): EX/MT ($250-$500) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 551 Joe Sewell's traveling suitcase. Vintage leather suitcase by Corbin has "J.W.S. Tuscaloosa, Ala." black letter painted on one end. Well traveled with evident use/wear throughout. Charming display qualities: EX ($400-$600) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 552 1931 New York Yankees team photograph. Sepia toned image of the team in formal pose with members including Ruth and Gehrig shown with owner Jacob Ruppert. Minimal wear aside from a hint of light silvering, slightly trimmed at the edge to current measurements of 5.25"x13". Printed at lower right is "Thorne" photographers mark. Framed for display: EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 553 1936 Earle Combs handwritten letter to Joe Sewell with exceptional content. Three page handwritten letter on "Book-Cadillac Hotel" stationery dated September 12, 1936. Combs, then just (1) season into retirement from his playing days, was then a Coach with the Yankees whom were about to meet the Giants in the World Series. Reads in part, "...Looks like the Giants are going to squeeze in. We should beat them...Hubbell will be the main man...Lou has been in a terrible slump the last month, maybe he will come out of it..." He goes on to offer tickets to the Series and relate other team related goings on. Signed at the close, "Sincerely Earle" rating 8/9 out of 10. Light toning with typical mailing folds and includes original mailing envelope. Choice correspondence between a pair of Hall of Fame team mates. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($400-$600) $1,210.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 554 Joe Sewell Social Security card with his wallet and related material. Includes Social Security card (mild soiling throughout), signed in vintage fountain pen; his personal wallet with evident usage wear throughout retain block letter printed ID card; Gulf gas station credit card; 1966 Health Insurance card; 1987 Lodge membership card; and AAA membership card. All signed in ink rating 7/8 to 8 out of 10 with varying degrees of wear throughout. Includes Joe Sewell single signed Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball for display (Sig. 8/9 out of 10, ball NM): VG-EX/MT ($300-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 555 1948 Yankee Stadium Silver Anniversary presentational pen set. Striking display piece as presented to Joe Sewell in recognition of his contributions to the Yankees organization and participation in the 25th Anniversary celebration of their fabled Stadium. Marble base (5"x10") bears affixed "1923 1948 Silver Anniversary Yankee Stadium" descriptive placard which has "Joe Sewell" facsimile signature etched below. Mounted above is larger placard with exceptionally well executed depiction of the Stadium as shown from an aerial vantage. A pair of period fountain pens sit in receptacles at either side. "Schaeffer's" makers label remains affixed to underside. Retains exceptional display value with some mild surface loss/discoloration to pen holders and is otherwise in nearly as issued condition: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $932.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 556 New York Yankees related material from the Sewell collection and signed bat (6 pieces). To include: January 13, 1932 dated typed letter of "American League Base Ball Club of New York" stationery signed "Ed Barrow" (fountain pen, 8/9 out of 10) with content related to his contract for the impending season; period 1934 typed list of Yankees players home addresses; 1932 Yankees team photo signed by Sewell in black marker (8 out of 10), framed as displayed within the Sewell home; (2) different 8"x10" photos of Sewell in Yankees uniform, signed in blue marker rating 8/9 out of 10; limited edition (241 of 250) Louisville Slugger bat with gold stamped markings and "Black Betsy" titling, signed in gold paint pen rating 8 out of 10. Includes small signed photo to accompany the bat and auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM/MT ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 557 Exceptional Joe Sewell professional model baseball bat c.1921-1931. Extremely rare hand turned Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "Joe Sewell" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 34.5" long and weighs 39oz. Fine usage wear is evident throughout with the surface displaying choice patina and coloration suggestive of his known practice of applying tobacco juice before honing the surface with a coke bottle. Bat retains its original handle tape as applied in the period and incredibly this appears to mirror the same placement as can be seen in the photo included. Sewell is shown in conversation with Tris Speaker whose Washington Senators uniform style can be dated to 1926-1927 specifically. For all of the lauded accomplishments that individual players have turned out in the game's history, Sewell holds an often overlooked distinction that is truly astounding; in (7,132) at bats made over (14) season he only recorded (114) total strikeouts. By literal statistical measure, he remains the hardest man to strikeout in the history of baseball. Of noted rarity, known Sewell game bats are few and far between with only a handful of examples having surfaced. Family lore holds that he used only a handful over his career and he had inscribed this bat, "Joe Sewell used as #2 bat" (white marker/paint pen signature rates 8/9 out of 10). Period large format photograph is framed as displayed within the Sewell home (11"x14") with mild toning and a small tear visible at lower edge. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat) and auction LOA from JSA (auto.): EX ($7,500-$10,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 558 Joe Sewell c.1920s-1930s professional model baseball bat with rare early cork grip. Spalding brand with "Hand Turned" and model "No.200" noted in centerbrand. Block lettered into the barrel end is "J.Sewell." Of the few professional grade Spalding brand bats we have seen from this era, this is the only example we have encountered with cork grip. Bat displays evident usage wear with some grain swelling to the barrel. Grip has "alligator skin" appearance with loss throughout. Signed in black marker, "Joe Sewell" rating 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat) and auction LOA from JSA (auto): EX ($4,000-$6,000) $3,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 559 Ty Cobb professional model baseball bat c.1921-1931 - a prized possession of Joe Sewell and signed "given to me...in 1925. Hand turned Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat has deeply impressed "Ty Cobb" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 34" long and weighs 42.1oz. Also present in barrel is an additional "Joe Sewell" factory applied facsimile signature stamping. The very end of the barrel has an area of natural wood where it appears the bat may have been shortened at the factory likely at the request of Sewell. The circumstances of the placement of this Sewell facsimile signature are relayed within family lore as having been done at his request after Cobb gifted him the bat in 1925. So interested was Sewell in Cobb's favored model that he sent the bat, along with another, back to H&B to have his own signature added for posterity. Notations made within Sewell's shipping records illustrate his preference for the model with recordings of "Old Ty Cobb" beginning in 1926 and "His Ty Cobb" a few years later. We can reasonably conclude that this supports his use of the model after having been given this Cobb bat and growing fond of its specifications. It is a distinct possibility that his intention in sending this example back was to serve as an example for his future orders. Usage wear is evident in the form of a well toned surface reminiscent of the well known practice of applying tobacco juice and some scattered ball and cleat marks. It has been documented that Major League players of the 1920-1930s era would frequently send back their game-used bats to the Hillerich & Bradsby Factory for the purpose of re-order. Through period photography within the H&B archives we can further document that a number of the returned game bats were retained within the factory and sorted by player model for future reference. Based on the aforementioned provenance of the bat along with the supportive evidence as it relates to the Hillerich & Bradsby factory, it is possible the bat was used by Ty Cobb, Joe Sewell, or both Hall of Fame players adding a unique desirability to its pedigree. The piece was prized by Sewell throughout his life and was prominently displayed within the family home where it has resided until just prior to this offering. He signed the barrel in silver paint pen rating 8 to 8/9 out of 10, "Joe Sewell, Given to me by Ty Cobb in 1925." Intriguing offering as relates to a pair of the greatest batsman of all-time. Includes letter of provenance from the Sewell family and auction LOA from JSA: EX ($75,000-$125,000) $65,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 560 Hall of Fame related material from the Sewell collection (5 pieces). To include: Sewell's personal Hall of Fame "Member" pin/ribbon with 8"x10" photo of him alongside other members wearing same/similar pin (both pieces signed in marker, 7/8 to 8/9 out of 10); Spalding brand "Official Major League" ball with small "HOF 1987" ink notation, signed by (22) HOFers and former commissioners including Ted Williams, Mays, Reese, Musial, Gehringer, Giamatti, Sewell, and others. Ink signatures rate 6 to 8 out of 10 with a few lesser; 1979 dated personal check made payable in his hand to the Hall of Fame, signed by Sewell in ink rating 9 out of 10; and Rawlings W.White ONL ball signed on the sweetspot, "Joe Sewell H.O.F. 77" in ink rating 8 out of 10 with slight feathering. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 562 Joe Sewell's Masonic Knights Templar sword and related material. Ornate sword and scabbard as relates to Sewell's membership in fabled "secret society." Intricately decorated blade has the name, "Joe W. Sewell", incorporated and his initials "JWS" appear on the faux ivory handle in stylized font. Included are a related pair of hats (one feathered chapeau with some loss to material), sash, belt with chains intended to hold scabbard, and small medallion (missing upper pin portion). Several pieces marked "M.C. Lilley & Co." with varying degrees of use and/or age/storage wear: VG-EX ($1,000-$2,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 563 Joe Sewell's National Baseball Hall of Fame Lifetime Pass. Prestigious brass pass having titling/text and an incised rendering of the Hall of Fame on front. Engraved just below "Lifetime Pass" lettering with the name, "Joseph W. Sewell." Signed at the top, "Joe Sewell" in blue marker rating 9 to 9/10 out of 10. Includes the original Moroccan leather wallet style holder and auction LOA from JSA (sig.): NM ($2,000-$3,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 564 Joe Sewell's Association of Professional Ball Players of America lifetime membership pass. Brass pass having titling/text and red, white, and blue enameled "APBP" logo on front. Engraved on titling bar, "Joe Sewell." Signed on the front, "Joe Sewell" in blue marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes Joe Sewell single signed Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball for display (Sig. 8 out of 10, ball EX/MT-NM with hint of light toning): EX/MT ($300-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 565 August 22, 1953 Yankee Stadium Old-Timers Day "In Memory of Lou Gehrig" presentational tray. Substantive circular brass tray (9" across) having incised stitching to simulate baseball appearance has the name "Joe Sewell" at center. Lettered around the edge, "Old Timers Day, Yankee Stadium, Played In The Year Of The 300th Anniversary Of The City Of New York." At top center is a well executed engraved portrait of Lou Gehrig titled, "In Memory Of Lou Gehrig, Native New Yorker." Bottom is impressed with the Yankees top hat logo and the date, "August 22nd 1953." Signed in black fine point marker, "Joe Sewell H.O.F. 1977" rating 8 out of 10 (slight skip in last name). Little to no wear with even age patina throughout. Includes Joe Sewell single signed Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball for display (Sig. 8/9 out of 10, ball NM with hint of light toning): EX/MT ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 566 Mel Harder professional model Cleveland Indians hat later issued to Joe Sewell c.1954. Dark blue hat with Cleveland Indians logo on front and red button accent at top. Interior band retains "Wilson Professional Cap" tag with size "7 1/4" stamped at side. The name "Harder" is chain stitched in. The hat was later issued to Joe Sewell in his capacity as a Scout and "Sewell" is written on the interior in vintage black marker. Evident usage wear throughout with some waviness to brim and some small/incidental fabric pulls. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $609.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 567 Baseball players in uniform at The Baker Bowl c.1900s. Early sepia toned photograph as taken inside the famed Baker Bowl showing a number of players from several different teams in uniform. Crisp image displays little to no wear and comes housed in vintage (though slightly later period) frame. 15.5"x18.5" Overall: Photo EX/MT ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 568 Original Shibe Park turnstile c.1910s with rare complete counter at top. Vintage cast iron turnstile as used in the legendary Philadelphia venue in uncommon complete form retaining a seldom found counter at top. Brass enclosure is noted with raised "H.V. Bright" makers mark. Stands approximately 41" tall with typical/expected surface wear/loss and rust consistent with long term outdoor use and storage: Overall EX ($3,000-$4,000) $6,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 569 Vintage ticket takers style box. Painted metal box on stand measures 37" tall with lid that opens to reveal (4) slots in which ticket stubs (or similar) can be deposited. Displays a fine vintage appearance with original blue painted surface having scattered areas of rust/loss and general wear as commonly associated with long term use. Believed to have originated from Cleveland stadium: VG-EX ($500-$750) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 570 Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium locker. Cast iron and heavy gauge wire mesh locker which began its tenure in Shibe Park and spanned the eras of Cobb and Foxx remaining in service through Ashburn, Roberts, and The Whiz Kids. Period coat of paint has alligatored from age with some small areas of rust/loss and the locker remains in original condition with the exception of an indentation on one side. Exceptional display qualities and potential with upper shelf and hooks. Approx. 24" deep x 32" wide x 78" tall: VG-EX ($3,000-$4,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 571 Cracker Jack baseball themed store display c.1940s. Large heavy cardboard stock store advertising display comprised of lower portion which unfolds to sit square (20"x20") and upper promotional piece (36"x30") which sits supported inside. Base is decorated with baseball players and has the company logo and slogan printed on sides ("The More You Eat The More You Want") (similar design, repeated twice). Topper advertises "1000 Prizes Free Each Month" and pictured below (amongst others) are a Joe DiMaggio bat and Billy Herman glove. Light toning throughout with light to moderate wear consistent with use in the period: EX ($1,500-$2,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 572 Gabby Hartnett "Work Together+Prosper Together" poster c.1944. Large format display produced in support of the War effort bears 1944 copyright date. Hartnett is shown in catcher's gear with printed titling above/below. Tastefully displayed within 31"x43" frame the large format piece measures approximately 24"x36" with light edge wear (inclusive of three or four very small tears) visible: EX/MT ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 573 "Arkansas Traveler" brand baseball bat store display rack c.1940s-1950s. Metal framed rack (marked "Thorpe Mfg") having receptacles on both sides allowing for display of (24) total bats. Rack has "Arkansas Traveler" logo painted in red on either side and retains the original cardboard marquis within slotted top which has company on one side and "Texas Leaguer" on other. Light to moderate general wear, slightly more accentuated at areas, to include scuffing, rust, and some loss to metal at very bottom of one side. 38" tall: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 574 Adirondack brand baseball bat store display rack c.1968-1970. Vintage store display retains original "Adirondack" block lettered cardboard stock insert at lower edge. Incorporated into the construction are (4) partial bats (late 1960s centerbrand labeling) with full bats intended to be leaned in between and rested along upper edge of back. Stands just over 31" tall with base footprint of 9"x22.5". Light to moderate surface and general wear: EX ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 575 Ted Williams Louisville Slugger advertising display sign c.1947. Cardboard display sign advertises Louisville Slugger baseball bats with a caricature of Williams batting. Sign measures 15"x20"; original unused easel back remains intact. Wear confined largely to corners, a touch at edges, and some light surface creases within body: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 576 Stan Musial Louisville Slugger advertising display sign c.1947 (from Louisville Slugger archives). Cardboard display sign advertises Louisville Slugger baseball bats with a caricature of Musial batting. Sign measures 15"x20"; original unused easel back remains intact. Wear confined to corners and edges. Includes letter of provenance from Louisville Slugger: EX/MT ($300-$500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 577 Mickey Vernon Louisville Slugger advertising display sign c.1947. Cardboard display sign advertises Louisville Slugger baseball bats with a caricature of Vernon batting. Sign measures 15"x20"; original unused easel back remains intact. Mild wear at corners/edges has mostly been reversed through well done in painting with the possibly addition of some material: Displays EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 578 Johnny Mize Louisville Slugger advertising display sign c.1947. Cardboard display sign advertises Louisville Slugger baseball bats with a caricature of Mize batting. Sign measures 15"x20"; original unused easel back remains intact. Wear largely confined to corners and edges: EX-EX/MT ($250-$500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 579 Wrigley Field attributed turnstile c.1960s. Vintage turnstile by famed maker Perey believed to have serviced entry of the "bleacher creatures" to Wrigley Field. Strong condition may be the result of blue surface refinishing with light/moderate wear consistent with long term outdoor use. Has one small area of surface loss (with a bit of surrounding tape residue) and identification label affixed to upper surface. Arms turn but counter does not appear to move up or down. Approximately 27"x22"x39" and mounted to substantive metal sheet base to remain free standing: EX ($1,500-$2,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 580 Baseball themed custom boardroom table and chairs. Substantive suite of modern furniture as commissioned and used by a former part owner of the Norwich, CT area Minor League baseball team. Table measures 41"x95" and stands approximately 30" tall supported by a pair of pedestals each made from a series of bats arranged in circular configuration. Table top is decorated with a pair of baseball fields centered at either end. Includes a total of (9) chairs being of (3) different designs. Norwich team logo adorns the back of (1) which was likely intended to serve as the head chair. Others are evenly split (4 each) between curved upper back which has incised baseball likeness and angled which has painted on baseball field. Chair legs are done in the form of baseball bats with back (2) of each accented at top with affixed green/white balls. Each has a base for seat cushion. Displays generally light to moderate wear consistent with use and there are a few splits to wood top which do not affect functionality. Interesting and unique grouping of furniture as both a usable item and for its folk art qualities. Please note: this lot will not be available for preview or pickup at the auction: see description ($1,000-$3,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 581 Louisville Slugger advertising banner showing Mantle model bat c.1950-1960s. Large yellow satin banner measures 34"x43" with screened on titling and Mickey Mantle signature model bat graphic. Clean overall retaining the original yellow fringe work and tassels with some scattered light wear mostly noticeable in blue oval portion: EX ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 582 Vintage "Wilson Sports Equipment" advertising display c.1960. Vibrant yellow banner with screened on titling has a variety of sporting figures below. Measures just under 19"x28" with some light wrinkling. Retains original wooden rod (with finials) and hanging string: EX/MT ($300-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 583 Louisville Slugger Home Run Derby display piece with its original envelope c.1961. Thick stock 12"x52" unused display piece issued by Louisville Slugger charts the 1961 home run race between Mantle and Maris to topple Babe Ruth's record of 61. Chart style display lists Ruth's totals for the month of August 1927 and contains blank spaces to be filled in for Mantle and Maris as home runs are hit. The chart remains in fine unused condition and includes its rare original Louisville Slugger mailing envelopes, along with foldout advertising display picturing Maris, Mantle, Gehrig, and Ruth: Chart/advert EX/MT-NM, envelope VG ($300-$500) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 584 1939 Louisville Colonels team signed baseball with Pee Wee Reese. Wilson Official American Association baseball has been signed by (25) members of the Little World Series Champion Colonels along with team and League officials. Notables include Pee Wee Reese and League President George Troutmann. Period fountain pen signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays a hint of light toning to shellac and has small handwritten identifier. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($250-$500) $307.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 585 1939 Eddie Collins signed Louisville Baseball Club contract assignment. March 16, 1939 dated standard Uniform Agreement document as relates to player Thomas Irvin. Signed "Eddie Collins" in period fountain pen rating 8 out of 10 (also signed club GM Bruce Dudley). Touch of light toning/wear largely confined to edges. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Document EX/MT, Sig. NM ($300-$500) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 586 Vintage Louisville Colonels license plate. Souvenir license plate having red and blue design set over white background remains in as issued unused condition. Little to no mentionable wear with the exception of a very few minute imperfections in raised blue border: NM ($200-$400) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 587 1950 Joe Cronin, Eddie Collins, et. al. signed Louisville Baseball Club document. May 1, 1950 dated "Waiver of Notice" from the Louisville Baseball Club stockholders meeting signed by Red Sox representatives at lower right. Noted signers include Joe Cronin (twice), Eddie Collins, John Murphy, and (1) other. Signatures rate 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Document has touch of incidental toning and small tear near lower edge. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Document EX-EX/MT, Sigs. NM ($300-$500) $206.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 588 Bill Kennedy Louisville Colonels professional model hat c.1953-1954. Deep blue hat with applied red over white felt stylized "L" team logo on front. Interior leather band retains original Tim McAuliffe tag and size "7 3/8" stamp. Well preserved with light to moderate evident usage wear. Includes letter of provenance from the son of player Bill Kennedy who was with the team (in between Major League stints) in 1953 and 1954: EX ($250-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 589 Boston Braves professional quality jacket c.1946-1952. Magnificently well preserved cold weather jacket with deep maroon satin body joined to gold colored sleeves with heavy black ribbed fabric. Large Boston Braves Indian head team logo fills the upper back. Remaining with left front pocket is a "Horace Partridge" manufacturer's tag. Little to no evident usage wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 590 St. Louis Browns pennant c.1940s. Full sized pennant having screened on titling set on brown felt. Appealing design remains in nearly as issued condition with a hint of incidental toning and little to no wear and original tassels intact: EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 591 August 19, 1951 Eddie Gaedel game (St. Louis Browns vs. Detroit Tigers) scorecard. Exceedingly rare original scorecard issued for August 19, 1951 game played between the St. Louis Browns and Detroit Tigers at Sportsman's Park. In one of baseball history's most storied moments master showman Bill Veeck sent 3' 7" tall Eddie Gaedel to bat making him the only man with dwarfism ever to make a Major League plate appearance. Wearing the uniform number "1/8" he took four pitches to walk before being replaced with a pinch runner. Substantive period material of relation to that day is seldom offered with no more than a handful of scorecards having surfaced. The offered example displays mild soiling throughout with scattered wear to include light to moderate vertical fold at center and some fraying at corners/edges and a few other places. Points at each of the four corners when opened are missing. Currently displayed in double sided glass frame (measuring 16"x18" overall). Includes a desirable period 8"x10" press photograph of the at bat which has original paper caption and numerous production/date stampings on back. The first scorecard we have offered in over (20) years and one of only a few period printings of this particular image: Scorecard GD-VG, Photograph EX ($2,000-$3,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 592 Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain original artwork by Dennis Lavorato. Appealing large format oil on canvas realistically captures the legendary pairing whom anchored the Boston Braves pitching staff through their 1948 Pennant winning season. Signed at lower right by the artist "Lavorato" (a noted modern portrait artist) and tastefully framed for display (27"x50.5" overall): NM ($750-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 593 Cincinnati Reds professional quality hat c.1940s. Navy blue cap accented with vibrant red brim, button, and applied "C" team logo. "Goldsmith" manufacturer's stamp is found on interior leather band which also bears a size "6 3/4" label. Light usage and typical age wear evident when displayed, band inside has separated at areas. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 594 Rare 1948 Boston Braves World Series pennant. Exceedingly uncommon variant being blue felt (28" long) with screened on "World Series of 1948" titling. "Boston" team name appears within baseball illustration with player last names ringing the upper portion. Mostly minor discoloration with some small areas of slightly more pronounced soiling. Retains all (4) original tassels at left edge: VG/EX-EX ($300-$500) $532.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 595 Nelson Fox single signed baseball. Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "Nelson Fox." Blue ink signature rates 6/7 out of 10. Ball displays a light cream coloration with some unobtrusive light scattered spotting. Desirable Hall of Famer single and a very appealing example. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 596 Vintage Hall of Famers and other notables autographed baseball c.1950s-1960s. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (12) including Ty Cobb, Joe Wood, Joe McCarthy, Joe Gordon, Lou Brissie, Frank Baker, Joe Cronin, Cal Hubbard, Paul Kerr, Sid Keener, Warren Giles, and (1) other. Vintage ink signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10 with the exception of Keener (4/5). Ball displays mild even toning and a hint of incidental scattered wear. Likely signed at a Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony or related event. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. VG-NM ($1,500-$2,000) $2,533.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 597 "DiMaggio's Restaurant" table lamp c.1940s. Small period lamp of unique design is constructed from (3) shells which project a mother of pearl like finish. Affixed to base is the original "Souvenir from Joe DiMaggio's San Francisco" circular label. Stands approximately 6" tall with base shell measuring around 5.25"x3.25" at widest points. Upper shells are hinge mounted to allow for bulb replacement and control of light emitted. Remains in working order with what appears to be original wiring. Light scattered wear: EX ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 598 July 26, 1949 Wally Moses autographed and inscribed 2,000th hit baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed on the upper panel, "Wally Moses." Period blue ink signature rates 7 to 7/8 out of 10 and additionally Moses inscribed the sweetspot "2000th Hit" and panel below with the game date "July 26 1949." Ball displays evident usage wear with expected soiling throughout. Includes 8"x9.5" period press photograph from the Baseball Magazine Archives (AP stampings on verso) showing Moses being congratulated by Connie Mack. At the time he was one of only three active players to have reached the elusive level and the 86th in history. Includes signed letter from Moses attesting to validity and auction LOA from JSA (sigs.): EX ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 599 July 2, 1941 Joe DiMaggio hitting streak 45th game ticket stub (tying Willie Keeler). Desirable original ticket stub to July 2, 1941 Yankees vs. Red Sox game played at Yankee Stadium in which Joe DiMaggio collected a hit to notch the 45th consecutive game in which he did so. Typical light general handling wear: EX-EX/MT ($250-$500) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 600 1947 Joe Page New York Yankees World Series game cleats. Spalding brand cleats retaining full manufacturer's labels on interior display usage wear throughout. Left shoe has leather re-enforcement added by pinky toe area to reduce deterioration while pitching. Includes handwritten note reading in part, "These spikes were worn by me in the 1947 World Series" and signed at the close, "Joe Page." Page is credited with a save in Game (1) and is the winning pitcher of record in Series clinching Game (7). He was named the 1947 World Series MVP, the first player in history to earn the honor officially. Also includes copy of his 1950 Bowman baseball card (GD), LOA from Hunt Auctions (cleats), and auction LOA from JSA (letter): EX ($400-$600) $450.00
 
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