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Back Items For The Auction of July 15th, 2014  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 1 Joe DiMaggio "HOF 55" autographed baseball. Rawlings G.Budig Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Joe DiMaggio" with "HOF 55" noted below. Ink signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Ball offers a crisp appearance overall with some extremely minor/subtle toning spots mentioned for accuracy. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 2 Mickey Mantle single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Mickey Mantle" in blue ink rating 8-8/9 out of 10. Hint of light even toning does not detract from overall display value. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has JSA certification label affixed: Sig. NM, Ball EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 3 Mickey Mantle single signed baseball with MVP years inscription. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot in blue ink rating 8-8/9 out of 10. Below his signature Mantle has a seldom seen "MVP '56 '57 '62" inscription. Ball displays the slightest hint of off white coloration or spotting in a few areas. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 4 Joe DiMaggio autographed Charles Conlan photograph. Choice large format photograph originally used on the cover of the September 1937 issue of Baseball Magazine. It was printed in very limited numbers in the 1990s (this example hand numbered 55/56) off of the original negative. Signed in silver paint pen, "Joe DiMaggio" rating 9/10 out of 10. Framed to 22.5"x29" overall. Includes photo of DiMaggio at the signing and related paperwork and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 5 Joe DiMaggio "Yankee Clipper" autographed limited edition print by LeRoy Neiman. Large format print has been signed at upper left, "Joe DiMaggio, Yankee Clipper." Blue marker signature rates 7/8-8 out of 10. Hand numbered "187/237" and framed for display to 29"x33" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has Yankee Clipper Enterprises authentication hologram affixed: NM ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 6 Mickey Mantle autographed large format photograph. Crisp color 16"x20" photograph has been signed at upper front, "Mickey Mantle" and inscribed "NO.7." Blue marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Framed for display with descriptive placard to measure 22.5"x26.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 7 Ted Williams ".406" single signed limited edition baseball. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Ted Williams" and inscribed ".406" below. Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration (with slightest hint of toning) and is hand numbered "509/1941." Upper Deck Authentication hologram is affixed and the original UDA box, green felt pouch, and COA are included. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 8 Ted Williams single signed baseball with extremely rare 1946 World Series related inscriptions. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Ted Williams" in blue ink rating 9 to 9/10 out of 10. In addition, Williams has inscribed "1946 World Series" on the panel above his signature and "Boston vs. St. Louis" below. Ball has some light scattered toning. Williams signed balls bearing additional handwriting are extremely scarce. The pieces offered in this sale are some of the few we have seen or offered in over 20 years (inclusive of the handling of material from the Williams' Estate). Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Ball EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $968.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 9 Stan Musial autographed commemorative silver bat. Substantive metal plated baseball bat with "Stan The Man Musial" center brand and additional engraved "Batting Crowns" logo has been signed on the barrel in black marker. "Stan The Man Musial" signature rates 9/10 out of 10. One of a very limited number produced. Includes LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 10 Stan Musial autographed St. Louis Cardinals jersey and single signed baseball. Home white Cardinals jersey signed across the front by Musial in black sharpie (blank back): NM. Stan Musial single signed baseball inscribed "Stan the Man". Signature rates 9 out of 10, ball itself has a few minor age toning spots: Signature: NM, Ball: EX-MT. Includes auction LOA from JSA and COA from PSA/DNA (jersey only) ($400-$600) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 11 Ted Williams autographed large format photograph. Famed image in which he is shown meeting Babe Ruth has been signed across the front, "Ted Williams." Blue marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Image measures 20"x24" and it has been framed for display to 26"x30" overall. Includes COAs from Steiner Sports and Green Diamond: NM ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 12 Ted Williams autographed limited edition print. Large format print based on original artwork by Lewis Watkins has been signed, "Ted Williams" and inscribed in his hand "1942." Blue marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Also signed by the artist and hand numbered 118/521. Framed for display to 25"x37" and includes full LOA from PSA/DNA. Ted Williams Family Enterprises authentication hologram affixed: NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 13 3,000 Strikeout Club autographed poster. Large format print has been signed by (10) incl. Ryan, Seaver, Neikro, Clemens, Blyleven, Sutton, Jenkins, Carlton, Perry, and Gibson. Marker signatures rate 8-9/10 out of 10. Tastefully matted and framed for display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 14 500 Home Run Club autographed limited edition print. Oversized art print has been signed by (11) incl. Williams, Mathews, Killebrew, Murray, Jackson, Robinson, McCovey, Aaron, Mays, Banks, and Schmidt. Blue marker signatures rate 8-9/10 out of 10. Also signed by the artist and hand numbered 231/250. Framed for display to 38.5"x35.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 15 Stan Musial autographed large format Saturday Evening Post print. Oversized reproduction of the icon publication cover on which he is pictured has been signed "Stan Musial" in blue marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Framed for display to 33"x43" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 16 3,000 Hit Club autographed poster. Large format print has been signed by (13) incl. Mays, Aaron, Yount, Brett, Musial, Rose, Yastrzemski, Kaline, Brock, Carew, Molitor, and Winfield. Blue marker signatures rate 8-9/10 out of 10. Measures 25"x37" and has been tastefully matted and framed to slightly larger dimensions for display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 17 Perfect Game Pitchers autographed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed by (12) incl. Koufax, Larsen, Wells, Cone, Hunter, Witt, Bunning, and Johnson. Ink signatures rate 7/8-8 out of 10 with (2) lesser (Kenny Rogers and Dennis Martinez). Each signer has inscribed the date of their no-hitter. Ball displays light scattered toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. VG-NM ($400-$600) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 18 500 Homerun Club autographed original artwork by Craig Pursley. Outstanding collage artwork depicts members of the game+s most famous club and includes all members through Mark McGwire. Signing within the lower front portion are (12) incl. Mantle, Mays, Aaron, Williams, Banks, Schmidt, Killebrew, Murray, Mathews, Jackson, McCovey, and Robinson. Several including Mantle and Williams, have inscribed their career total. Six of the signatures rate 7-7/8 while the balance have faded to approx. 4/5. Highly visual piece for display is exceptionally well executed and has been signed by the artist within. Measures 22+x28+ and includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM, Sigs. VG-EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 19 3,000 Hit Club autographed original artwork by Craig Pursley. Outstanding collage artwork depicts the most prolific hitters of All-Time. Signing within the lower front portion are (8) incl. Musial, Yastrzemski, Rose, Carew, Brock, Mays, Aaron, and Kaline. Each, except Rose, has inscribed their hit total with marker signatures rating 7-7/8 out of 10 (Aaron has faded to approx. 3/4-4). Signed by the artist within with exceptional display value. Measures 30+x24+ and includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM, Sigs. VG-EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 20 300 Win Club autographed original artwork by Craig Pursley. Oil on canvas tastefully displays the majority of pitchers whom have reached the elusive plateau. Signed within the lower white border portion by (8) incl. Seaver, Perry, Carlton, Niekro, Spahn, Wynn, and Sutton with all inscribing win totals. Blue marker signatures rate 7-7/8 out of 10. Signed by the artist within and stretched to measure 22+x28+ overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 21 Joe DiMaggio autographed limited edition poster with "Yankee Clipper" inscription. Large format photographic collage has been signed within the lower border, "Joe DiMaggio Yankee Clipper." Blue marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Poster is hand numbered "114/361" and framed to 25"x31" for display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 22 Ted Williams autographed Boston Red Sox batting helmet. Full sized flapless helmet by American Ball Cap (size 7 1/4) has been signed on the brim, "Ted Williams." Silver paint pen signature rates 8-8/9 out of 10. Hint of incidental wear to helmet mentioned for accuracy. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 23 Triple Crown Winners autographed original painting by Craig Pursley. Striking color oil on canvas artwork shows Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Frank Robinson, and Carl Yastrzemski; the last (4) players to have earned an elusive Triple Crown. Each has signed below their likeness in marker with the year noted below. Nearly all rate approx. 8 out of 10, Robinson has faded a touch (6/7-7). Tastefully framed for display in gallery style to 41"x23" overall and signed by the artist within. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($2,000-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 24 Exceptional Baseball Hall of Famers autographed original oil painting by Craig Pursley. Large format original oil on canvas with exceptionally well done collage of player likenesses filling the upper portion, all shown in familiar poses and affiliated uniforms. Each has signed in the large lower white border with (54) signatures total incl. Mickey Mantle (No.7 inscribed), Roy Campanella, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Hank Aaron, Charles Gehringer, Mike Schmidt, Ernie Banks, Buck Leonard, Eddie Mathews, Al Kaline, and others. Marker signatures rate 7/8 to 9 out of 10. Gallery style framed to 29.5"x53" overall with dramatic display value and signed by the artist within (dated 2001). One of the best paintings we have encountered within the sports genre with regard to quality and content. Includes auction LOA from JSA and numerous photos of some of the players at time(s) of signing: NM ($3,000-$5,000) $3,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 25 Joe DiMaggio autographed limited edition New York Yankees jersey. High quality flannel throwback by Mitchell & Ness done in the style of that worn by DiMaggio is embroidered at lower front with several lines of career related information and "1/13" limited edition numbers. Signed in blue marker, "Joe DiMaggio" rating 8-8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and additional notarized document attesting to validity: NM ($1,500-$2,500) $3,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 26 Sadaharu Oh single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig OML baseball has been signed on the sweetspot by Oh in both English and Japanese. Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball has minute flaw to stampings mentioned for accuracy (not visible when displayed). Includes auction LOA from JSA and has Ted Williams Museum hologram affixed: NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 27 1961 New York Yankees autographed print (World Series Champions). Sepia toned team photograph has been signed by (25) incl. Mantle, Berra, Ford, Richardson, Blanchard, and Torgeson. Blue marker signatures rate 8 to 9/10 out of 10. Framed to 16"x19" overall with visible area of just under 11"x14". Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $195.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 28 Ernie Banks autographed Chicago Cubs jersey. High quality jersey by Mitchell & Ness done in 1969 road style has been signed on the front "Ernie Banks." Blue marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Jersey is like new with retail tags affixed. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($250-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 29 Nolan Ryan stat inscribed single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig OML baseball has been signed on the sweetspot by Ryan in blue ink rating 9 out of 10. In addition, Ryan has hand inscribed (9) career related stats with all ideally positioned for display. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has Ryan Foundation and MLB authentication holograms affixed: NM-MT ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 30 Ernie Banks "Let's Play Two" autographed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig OML ball has been signed on the sweetspot with Banks noting his famed slogan above. Ink signature rates 8-8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($100-$200) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 30a 1948 Ty Cobb signed counter check. July 29, 1948 dated check drawn on the Twin Falls Bank & Trust has been signed at lower right, "Tyrus R. Cobb." Period fountain pen signature rates 8 out of 10. Light general handling wear with a pair of vertical fold lines and typical bank cancellations. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 31 Jimmie Foxx autographed index card. Standard sized 3"x5" index card has been signed in blue ink, "Good luck to John, Jimmie Foxx." Signature rates 8/9 out of 10, card has a minor imperfection toward lower front edge. Includes full LOA from JSA: Sig. NM ($500-$750) $295.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 32 Tris Speaker autographed index card. Standard sized 3"x5" index card has been signed in blue ink, "Tris Speaker." Signature rates 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $334.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 33 Jimmie Foxx c.1930s autographed Baseball Magazine premium. Desirable oversized printed photographic premium (9.5"x12") has been signed in period fountain pen, "Jimmie Foxx." Signature rates 8-8/9 out of 10. Little wear effects central portion with some minor chipping and several very small creases/tears confined to border edges. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Premium EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $693.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 34 Tony Lazzeri c.1930s autographed Baseball Magazine publication photograph. Large format black and white image appearing on interior side of back cover has been signed in period fountain pen, "Tony Lazzeri." Signature rates 8-8/9 out of 10. Light wear effecting image portion is limited to some surface wrinkling; touch heavier wear within borders and on back would not be visible when framed for display. Lazzeri is seldom offered on substantive signed images with this being a choice example. Measures 9.5"x11.25" overall and includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Premium EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 35 Goose Goslin c.1930s autographed Baseball Magazine publication photograph. Large format black and white image appearing on interior side of back cover has been signed in period fountain pen, "Goose Goslin." Signature rates 8 out of 10. Little mentionable wear to central image portion; touch heavier wear at corners/edges (with mounts at two places) would not be visible when framed for display. Measures 9.5"x11.25" overall and includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Premium EX/MT ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 36 Mel Ott autographed index card. Standard sized 3"x5" lined card signed boldly by Ott in blue fountain pen rating 10 out of 10. Beautiful exemplar. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($500-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 37 Dizzy Dean c.1930s autographed Baseball Magazine publication photograph. Large format black and white image appearing on interior side of front cover has been signed in period fountain pen, "Dizzy Dean." Signature rates 8-8/9 out of 10. Light wrinkles to image portion and a pair of corner mounts remain affixed which would not be visible when framed for display. Measures 9.5"x11.25" overall and includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Premium EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $783.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 38 Rogers Hornsby autographed index card. Standard sized 3"x5" unlined card signed boldly in black ink by Hornsby rating 9 out of 10. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 39 Napoleon Lajoie autographed index card. Standard sized 3"x5" index card has been signed in blue ink, "Larry Lajoie." Signature rates 8 out of 10, card displays light toning and hint of wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 40 1930 Ty Cobb signed personal check. November 17, 1930 dated check drawn on his personal account has been signed at lower right, "Tyrus R. Cobb." Period fountain pen signature rates 8 out of 10. Typical bank cancellations (none effecting autograph), one small pencil notation (unknown purpose), and it appears that the check was reaffixed to Cobb's register at left edge with small remnant remaining. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 41 Roderick Wallace autographed index card. Standard sized 3"x5" unlined card signed in blue fountain pen by Wallace rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 42 1940 Walter Johnson handwritten and signed letter. Full page letter dated Feb. 15, 1940 and written on his personal stationery has been signed at the close, "Best wishes as ever, Walter Johnson." Content relates to his post-baseball career in politics and was written as he was running for a congressional seat in Maryland's 6th District. In fine condition with a hint of light toning and some minor scattered wear along with typical mailing folds. Handwriting/signature rate 8 out of 10. Includes original mailing envelope and full LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($1,500-$2,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 43 1950 Cy Young autographed Government postcard. Large "Cy Young" blue ink signature rating 8-8/9 out of 10 appears on a postcard which has been trimmed to approx. 1.75"x5" at extremes. Partial "1950" dated postmark can be seen on reverse. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM ($500-$750) $675.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 44 Hugh Duffy autographed index card. Standard sized 3"x5" lined card signed in black ink rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $313.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 45 Joe Tinker autographed "Tinker to Evers to Chance" card. Heavy stock note card bearing pre-printed sentiment which closes with mention of the fabled trio has been signed in blue fountain pen, "Joe Tinker." Vintage signature rates 8/9 out of 10 and the card has a very minor spot of toning at lower edge. Interesting association piece and ideal for display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,000) $790.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 46 Urban Shocker signed/endorsed 1925 New York Yankees payroll check. Black fountain pen "Urban Shocker" signature rating 8-8/9 out of 10 appears on reverse of a July 1, 1925 dated payroll check (3.75"x9"). Also signed on the front by Hall of Famer Jacob Ruppert (8/9) and longtime executive Ed Barrow (7). Touch of light toning/handling wear and typical punch hole cancellations. Exceedingly rare signature from this key 1927 Yankee team member is one of less than (5) we have offered with this being perhaps the most desirable with regard to format. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has been encapsulated "authentic" by PSA/DNA: EX/MT-NM ($3,000-$5,000) $1,980.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 47 Charles Comiskey autographed cut signature. Unlined 1"x4" cut piece of paper signed in black fountain pen rating 9/10 out of 10 along with typewritten "Very Truly Yours" salutation. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$1,000) $715.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 48 John J. McGraw fountain pen autograph. Vintage "John J. McGraw" signature done in black ink appears on small clipped section removed from a personal check. Signature rates 8 out of 10, paper has bank cancellation and punch holes visible along with a small tear near right edge (not effecting autograph). Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 49 Late 1920s Lewis "Hack" Wilson full name autograph. Choice example done in black fountain pen on an 3.5"x5.25" lined tablet paper sheet. Signature rates 8 out of 10. ($1,000-$1,500) $693.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 50 Charles "Kid" Nichols autograph. Bold blue ink full name signature rating 8 out of 10 appears on paper slip measuring just under 2.5"x5". Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 51 1867 "The Ball Players' Chronicle" Volume 1 (hard bound). Exceedingly rare compilation representing the first (30) issues of this important work which was the first baseball periodical as published in 1867 by Thompson & Pearson and edited by Henry Chadwick. Issued between June and December, each issue is filled with boxscores, game summaries, and general historical record of baseball in the period. One of the most comprehensive references available and almost never seen in this complete form. Relatively clean with some minor toning/spotting to a portion of interior pages and some rips/tears on a few pages have been professionally repaired. Tastefully bound in more recent times in green boards with gilt lettered edge (measures approx. 11"x15"): Overall EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 52 1896 New York Giants Opening Day scorecard vs. Philadelphia Phillies. Original multi-page publication issued for game played at the Polo Grounds has color lithographed front cover illustration with appealing period baseball motif. Neatly scored in pencil on pre-printed interior line-up pages. A slew of early notable and Hall of Fame players participated incl. Dan Brouther, Sam Thompson, Ed Delahanty, George Davis, and George Van Haltren. Light corner/edge wear with minute tear at lower front cover; back has two small tears at upper edge. A light vertical fold at center has no effect when viewed from front: Overall EX with far greater display value ($1,500-$2,000) $976.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 53 Early lemon peel baseball c.1880s. Well preserved example dating to the game's formative years displays a nicely patinated original surface with light wear. Stitching along seams remains near fully intact with some very minor separations: VG-EX ($500-$750) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 54 1868 "American Chronicle of Sports and Pastimes" Volume 2 (hard bound). Rare and desirable compilation representing the second year of release with a name change from "The Ball Players' Chronicle." Published by Thompson & Pearson, each issue is filled with boxscores, game summaries, and general historical record of sports (including copious references to baseball) in the period. One of the most comprehensive references available and almost never seen in this complete form. Relatively clean with some minor toning to interior page. Tastefully bound in more recent times in green boards with gilt lettered edge (measures approx. 11"x15"): Overall EX/MT ($1,000-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 55 Vintage Spalding brand portable bleacher seat c.1920s-30s. Early wire frame seat designed for use in stadiums which had bleacher seating allowed the user a padded seat bottom and back for comfort. Both cloth sections retain padding inside and display large (5" across), although somewhat faded, Spalding logos on outer surfaces. Expected use consistent with the intended purpose includes some rust to metal portions and toning/spotting to cloth which has a small 2" tear. Highly unusual piece by the preeminent maker: EX ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 56 Early Honus Wagner and Claude Ritchey autographed baseball c.1900s-10s. Red and blue stitched baseball has been signed at top of a side panel, "Claude Ritchey" with his Pittsburgh Pirates teammate "Honus Wagner" just below. Fountain pen signatures rate 3-3/4 (Wagner) to 5-5/6 (Ritchey) out of 10. The ball is soiled throughout with surface wear and appears to have been used. Stampings have largely faded but it can be discerned that it is likely a Reach brand Official American League example dating c.1900s-10s. Uncommonly early for a signed baseball of any type and includes letter of provenance which traces history through the Ritchey family. Includes auction LOA from JSA: GD-VG ($500-$1,000) $436.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 57 Harry Heilmann Lucky Strike trolley card advertising display c.1930s. Cardboard stock sign pictures Heilmann at bat in Detroit Tigers uniform. Displays nicely in 11.25"x21.25" frame with heavy restoration and in-painting at areas throughout, most notably the lower left corner which appears to have had a large section replaced: Displays EX with note to restoration ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 58 1938 Chicago Cubs team signed baseball (National League Champions). Spalding F.Frick Official National League baseball has been signed by (23) incl. Dizzy Dean, Gabby Hartnett, Tony Lazzeri, Charles Root, Stan Hack, Billy Herman, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate uniformly strong 7/8 out of 10 and offer fine contrast against the cream colored ball surface. Stampings remain unusually bold. Choice high grade example of this relatively uncommon team ball offering fine display value with a number of noted Hall of Fame players. Includes a period box (not likely original to ball, missing one side) and auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 59 1929 Chicago Cubs panoramic team photograph. Sepia toned large format photograph with "National League Pennant Winners" titling centered at bottom shows team members posed in Wrigley Field. Notables include Rogers Hornsby, Hack Wilson, Kiki Cuyler, and Manager Joe McCarthy. Tastefully displayed in 9.5"x32" frame with visible wear to include some chipping/loss and one or two small tears at lower edge (mostly confined to white border or just above) and a few additional small flaws to central image portion. Rare image is one of only a handful of this pose to have surfaced and is slightly different in configuration of imprinted text and "J.Bodziak 1929" markings. The first we have offered in nearly (10) years: EX-EX/MT with far better display value ($1,500-$2,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 60 Hank Greenberg professional model baseball bat c.1934-43. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 34.3oz. Striking example presents with light to moderate evident use including stitching impressions , ball marks, and cleat marks. Greenberg facsimile signature stamping and Louisville trademarks remain crisp and bold contrasting nicely with the dark blond colored wood. Greenberg remains to date one of the more revered sluggers of the 1930-40s era with game bats of quality not often seen within the market place. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($7,500-$10,000) $8,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 61 Fine 1937 Herb Pennock Boston Red Sox professional model road jersey with pants and stirrup socks. Exceptional flannel dating to shortly after Pennock's Hall of Fame career, issued while he was a Coach with the Boston Red Sox. Grey flannel jersey has "Boston" lettered across the front in logo font and number "31" on back. "Pennock" is chain stitched into the collar above a "Spalding" manufacturers label. Year "37" is noted in chain stitch in the tail. Exceptionally well preserved with just a few minute spots of discoloration and some loose threads to piping around neck. Pants bear similar Spalding label and year "37" designation with "McNair" stitched in (Eric McNair, then in midst of his own noted career) and remain in equal state of preservation. Completing the ensemble are a pair of period stirrup socks and belt. The grouping originates directly from the Red Sox organization as a result of the request from C.L. Ritzma of Hereford, CO. Mr. Ritzma penned similar requests to every Major League team of the era with the Red Sox franchise noted as the only club to respond. The requests were to purchase used uniforms from the teams to be used for local town team purposes. The uniform is accompanied by a pair of typed letters on Red Sox team stationery dated 1938 which relate to the original request made to purchase uniforms, the Organization's willingness to part with (15) following Spring Training, and a follow-up acknowledging receipt of payment. Offered for the first time publicly by a direct descendant of Mr. Ritzma. Believed to be one of only three known Pennock professional model jerseys extant. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($15,000-$20,000) $17,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 62 1933 World Series program (at Washington) autographed by (16) with (6) Hall of Famers. Original program issued for game played at Griffith Stadium remains well preserved with hint of corner/edge wear and some very light scuffs to covers. Signed throughout the otherwise clean interior by (16) participants and other notables incl. Connie Mack, Clark Griffith, Tris Speaker, Moe Berg, Heinie Manush, Al Schact, Bill Terry, Mel Ott, and Lefty O'Doul. Period fountain pen signatures rate 7 to 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Program EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM/MT ($400-$600) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 63 Walter Johnson autographed baseball with the 1930-31 Athletics incl. Foxx, Cochrane, and Simmons. Red and blue stitched Reach E.S.Barnard OAL baseball has been signed by (14) incl. Walter Johnson (sweetspot), Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, Mickey Cochrane, Kid Gleason, Mule Haas, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 5/6 to 7/8 out of 10 with those most notable generally falling amongst the stronger. Ball displays soiling and usage wear throughout with faded stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG-EX, Sigs. VG to EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$4,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 64 1930 and 31 World Series programs (at Philadelphia) and scrapbooks with ticket stubs. Nice grouping includes original programs issued for games played at Shibe Park with 1930 example (EX) having mild general/handling wear and 1931 a touch less (EX-EX/MT). Pair of period scrapbooks as assembled by a Philadelphia area fan each have front covers decorated with Athletics player likeness (one is done with small oval portrait images on photographic paper stock that were clipped from a larger period display piece). Affixed to interior front cover of one is a 1930 Game (2) ticket stub along with pair from Game (6); other has (2) 1931 Game (3). In addition, each has other A's related stubs and both are filled with newsprint images/clippings, mostly related to 1929-1931 World Series games/teams: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 65 Lot of (4) c.1920s Kansas City Monarchs player photographs. Sepia toned period images including (3) different poses (1 duplicate) of Monarchs players in uniform. Three measure approx. 8"x10", the other 7"x11". All were, for decades, stored rolled tightly and have resulting series of creases and wrinkles to paper along with mild toning/soiling and varying degrees of chipping, tears, and in some cases surface loss/abrasions: PR-GD ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 66 1952 (Walter) Newt Joseph taxicab driver's license and earlier period "Monarch Taxi" photograph. Original heavy paper stock document as issued on February 27, 1952 has been signed in fountain pen, "Newt Joseph" rating 8 out of 10. Period portrait photograph of Joseph is attached at upper left and relevant information has been written in throughout, presumably by the Commissioner of Licenses whom has signed at lower edge. Wear and moderate soiling with series of errant pencil lines; sepia toned panoramic photo (approx. 8"x20") is captioned at lower left, "Newt Joseph's Monarch Taxi Cab Co." and shows several well dressed drivers and 1920s-30s era automobiles. Image has been stored rolled for decades and has resulting waviness to paper along with tear at left edge and areas of discoloration/soiling. Marked on back "Williams Studio." : VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $495.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 67 Exceedingly rare Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan autographed photograph c.1920s. Period "W.Rogan" signature (rating 7/8 out of 10) appears on the reverse of a 1920s era photograph which measures just under 8"x10". Rogan is shown demonstrating his pitching form in Monarchs uniform and below the autograph has written, "Mail me 5 these same pose" with his California address noted below. Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998, Rogan's autograph has proven more than elusive with this being just the second example we are aware of to have been offered publicly (the other appeared in our Nov. 2005 sale realizing $25,000). Photograph itself was, for decades, stored rolled tightly and has a series of creases and wrinkles to paper along with mild toning/soiling and edge chips/tears. Possibly a unique opportunity to acquire one of the rarest and most desired of all Hall of Fame autographs further enhanced by a known chain of provenance. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. EX/MT, Photo see description ($10,000-$15,000) $8,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 68 Important 1924 Negro League World Series "Opening Game" panoramic photograph. Historic image as taken on October 11, 1924 in Kansas City showing the hometown Monarchs and rival Hilldale Daisies just prior to Game (5) of the Inaugural Negro League World Series. Captioning at top reads in part, "First Colored World Series Opening Game...at Kansas City" and players/personnel are identified below their respective likenesses. Amongst those shown are a host of notables including (8) future Hall of Fame Inductees: players Jose Mendez, Bullet Rogan, Judy Johnson, Biz Mackey, and Luis Santop and League/team Officials Rube Foster, J.L. Wilkenson, and Alex Pompez. The best of nine game Series was ultimately won by Kansas City having been played in (4) different venues across just as many states with Game (5) being the first (thus "Opening") in Kansas City. Photograph offers exceptional display qualities with crisp clarity to visible area which measures approx. 6.5"x35" and shows mild even toning and several light/moderate vertical creases (resulting from decades of rolled storage); the most severe of which appears near dead center. The photo has been professionally cleaned and mounted to backing (archival level of standards) with some additional wear/chipping below matting. Framed to 14.5"x42.5" overall. Of noteworthy historical import and one of a select few copies to have surfaced, originating from property of participating player Newt Joseph: Displays EX-EX/MT ($15,000-$20,000) $12,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 69 Rare 1924 Negro League World Series "Opening Game" panoramic photograph. Historic image as taken on October 11, 1924 in Kansas City showing the hometown Monarchs and rival Hilldale Daisies just prior to Game (5) of the Inaugural Negro League World Series. Captioning at top reads in part, "First Colored World Series Opening Game...at Kansas City" and players/personnel are identified below their respective likenesses. Total of (8) future Hall of Fame Inductees are amongst those shown including players Jose Mendez, Bullet Rogan, Judy Johnson, Biz Mackey, and Luis Santop and League/team Officials Rube Foster, J.L. Wilkenson, and Alex Pompez. The best of nine game Series was won by Kansas City having been played in (4) different venues across just as many states with Game (5) being the first (thus "Opening") in Kansas City. Photograph retains fine display qualities despite condition flaws (noted as follows) with crisp clarity to visible area which measures approx. 6.5"x35". It has been professionally cleaned and mounted to archival backing with wear throughout to include several light/moderate creases, (4) small areas of upper surface paper loss (each surrounded by discoloration), additional very small spot where surface has been laid back down (with minor loss/discoloration surrounding), and (2) or (3) tears which do not have overwhelming effect now that the piece is laid to backing. Upper left corner has small chip and the lower left is missing an approx. 2.75"x1" section. Framed to 14.5"x42.5" overall. One of a select few copies to have surfaced of this noteworthy and important piece, originating from property of participating player Newt Joseph: see description ($10,000-$15,000) $9,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 70 Exceedingly scarce Boston Red Sox "Million Dollar Outfield" autographed baseball. Lightly toned Frick NL baseball signed by the legendary outfield combination of Tris Speaker, Duffy Lewis, and Harry Hooper. Signatures present beautifully across the sweet spot and adjacent side panels ranging from 8-9 out of 10. The ball is also signed by Red Sox executive and HOF member Eddie Collins on side panel along with neatly inscribed period notation denoting its signing at a 1947 dinner honoring Duffy Lewis. Both Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb remarked that the so named "Million Dollar Infield" was the greatest they had ever seen. Very unique and desirable signed baseball of a high degree of scarcity. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM ($5,000-$10,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 71 Ty Cobb autographed handwritten letter. Two page handwritten letter dated 5/1/59 on Cobb's personal stationery. Content pertains to rumors that Cobb had been gravely ill to which he writes to the recipient as to their unfounded nature. Beautifully signed "Sincerely, Ty Cobb" on page two rating 9 out of 10. Includes the original envelope which has been hand addressed by Cobb. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,500-$2,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 72 Vintage Cleveland Indians uniform c.1940s. Flannel with "Indians" across the front in scripted logo font has team logo patch on left sleeve and number "11" on back. "Dry Clean Only" tag in collar has remnants of Spalding manufacturer's tag above and the outline of where a size tag had been. Pants are tagged "Spalding" size 36 with similar wash tag. Considerable usage and general age wear throughout inclusive of staining, fraying, and moth holes. Likely produced as a sample: GD/VG ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 73 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig c.late 1920s autographed baseball. Period Reach brand red and blue stitched baseball has been signed "Babe Ruth" over faded League stampings with "Lou Gehrig" appearing on the panel below. Fountain pen signatures rate approx. 5/6-6 (Ruth) and 6-6/7 (Gehrig) out of 10. Ball is soiled throughout (likely from use) with some scattered wear and faded manufacturers markings. Nice example which can be positioned to view both autographs at once or each can be displayed individually. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($3,000-$5,000) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 74 Significant and unique Hal Newhouser American League Most Valuable Player Award for 1944 and 1945 seasons. Original The black painted wooden plaque measures 16" in diameter and retains its original surface. Applied to the front is an octagonal sterling silver placard with a 10K gold Kennesaw M.Landis bust vignette, "Hal Newhouser" nameplate, and 1944-45 year plate in form of gold baseball with crossed bats. Front is stamped "Dieges & Clust Sterling" at lower right. Wooden plaque itself remains fairly clean overall with typical light surface wear and paint crazing. Silver and gold placard exhibits some relatively light to moderate surface scratching with a few areas of light tarnish. Newhouser was without equal as a pitcher during the World War II era within Major League Baseball. He became the first pitcher to capture multiple MVP awards with a staggering two year combined record of 54-18 during the 1944-45 seasons. Newhouser led the Tigers to the 1945 World Series title and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992. This particular award is literally a unique specimen having been awarded for two seasons. The award includes a signed letter of provenance from Newhouser explaining that due to war time and rationing materials he was presented with one award plaque rather than two in 1946. Exceptional player award of significance with additional desirability having been presented for two season accomplishment. Includes letter of provenance signed by Newhouser and photograph of Newhouser receiving the award in 1946: EX ($50,000-$75,000) $38,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 75 Connie Mack (et. al.) c.1930s autographed baseball. Red and blue stitched Reach W.Harridge OAL ball has been signed across the sweetspot "Connie Mack" with Schoolboy Rowe and Charley Gelbert appearing on adjacent panels. Signatures are done in period fountain pen with Mack rating 8 out of 10 and Rowe/Gelbert a bit lesser at 6/7-7. Ball has soiling and displays usage wear while retaining strong eye appeal. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG-EX, Sigs. VG/EX and EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 76 1931 Philadelphia Athletics team signed baseball (American League Champions). Red and blue stitched Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (24) incl. Foxx, Grove, Hoyt, Simmons Cochrane, Earnshaw, Dykes, Miller, and others. Connie Mack is clubhouse signed. Period fountain pen signatures rate 5/6-8 out of 10 with one or two lesser. Ball displays mild even toning with some scattered spotting and retains well defined League stampings. Deceptively uncommon and highly desirable team ball. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. VG-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 77 Exceptional Babe Ruth autographed large format photograph. Definitive image of Ruth done in sepia tone of a matte finish displaying crisp clarity and focus has been signed in period fountain pen, "To my good friend Schmitz, From Babe Ruth." The signature rates 8-8/9 out of 10. Visible area measures 10"x12.5", tastefully framed for display to 14.25"x17" overall. Offered for the first time publicly from the family of the original recipient. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($5,000-$7,500) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 78 1930 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball bears a total of (20) signatures highlighted by Lou Gehrig on the sweetspot. Other notables incl. Tony Lazzeri, Bill Dickey, Tom Henrich, and Red Rolfe. A number of clubhouse signed incl. DiMaggio, McCarthy, Gomez, Pearson, and Ruffing. Period fountain pen signatures rate 7/8 to 8 out of 10 (one lesser) and the ball has toned coat of shellac applied and a minor scrape to one panel. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. EX-NM ($2,500-$3,000) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 79 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed display piece. Handsomely linen matted and framed display piece containing a signed album page section by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Black fountain pen signatures range from 8-9 out of 10 respectively and date to the 1926-28 era based on signature style. Charmingly, it appears that the quotations around 'Babe' may have been added by Gehrig himself. The signature page is matted along with a black and white replica image of the two Yankees players as well as an original 1926 World Series ticket stub as issued for Game #2 played at Yankee Stadium. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Signatures: NM, Ticket stub: VG-EX ($3,000-$5,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 80 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball c.1927. Red and blue stitched Reach brand B.Johnson Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." Just below is "Lou Gehrig." Fountain pen signatures rate 5-5/6 (Ruth) and 3/4 (Gehrig) out of 10. A pair of period notations reading "1927" and "Dec 1927" are lettered on in unknown hand. Ball displays even toning with scattered surface wear and some fading to portions of stampings. Ideal positioning allows for optimal display with desirability further enhanced by ties to a fabled season in Yankees lore. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($3,000-$5,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 81 Babe Ruth single signed "Home Run Special" baseball with original box c.1930s. Desirable orange and blue stitched Spalding Babe Ruth signature model Home Run Special baseball has been signed across the sweet spot, "Babe Ruth." Period fountain pen signature rates 6/7 to 7 out of 10 offering fine contrast against cream colored background. Ball displays light mostly even toning with a touch of fading to stampings. Includes original box which has Ruth image printed on one side alternating with the Spalding logo and his facsimile signature. Box displays at VG level with scattered wear, some light creasing, one panel with heavier wear/tearing, and missing lid/flaps. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX-EX/MT, Box displays VG ($5,000-$7,500) $3,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 82 Fine Lou Gehrig autographed photograph. Iconic black and white 8"x10" photograph showing Gehrig posed on top dugout step with bat in hand as Yankee Stadium serves as backdrop. Signed and inscribed, "To Billy - With sincerest and best wishes that you become the greatest centerfielder ever - Lou Gehrig." Period fountain pen signature rates 8-8/9 out of 10. Tastefully displayed within 15.5"x17.5" frame, the image has light scattered surface wrinkles visible in a few areas along with several flecks of surface loss (a number of which has been professionally inpainted). The year "1939" is inscribed below Gehrig's autograph in unknown hand. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($5,000-$7,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 83 Babe Ruth autographed photograph c.1948. Black and white 3.5"x5" full pose photograph of Ruth in follow through has been signed in period blue fountain pen. Signature rates 7/8 out of 10 with a hint of imperfection to "B." Pair of small pinholes at top with no other notable wear visible from front; back has some tape residue from mounting. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($3,000-$4,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 84 Lot of (3) Negro League related autographed items to include: Louisville Slugger full size Negro League reunion model bat signed by over (40) players incl. Dandridge, Leonad, Fields, Manning, Irvin, Day, and Glenn: NM; Negro League reunion ball, W.White NL ball signed by (20) players including Leonard, Radcliff, Dandridge, Manning, Day, and Irvin: NM; and Negro League reunion ball, B.Brown AL ball signed by (11) players including Leonard and Porter: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA. ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 85 Negro League autographed commemorative jersey. Custom styled flannel jersey having "Negro Leagues" across the front in red felt lettering having been signed by an incredible grouping of (100) former Negro League players. Signatures include Leonard, Fields, Cash, Irvin, Duncan, O'Neil, Radcliff, Dandridge, Manning, and Benson ranging from 8-10 out of 10. Very unique and substantive collection of Negro League autographs inclusive of a number of difficult deceased players. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 86 Scarce Official Negro American League baseball c.1940s. Highly sought after official baseball as issued for use in the Negro American League. Ball retains fairly bold manufacturer's stampings including President J.B. Martin. General condition is very fine with even toning and light evident use/handling wear. Sweet spot has one 3/4" diameter circular toning spot from age. One of only a handful of exemplars we have handled on over twenty years: VG-EX ($2,000-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 87 Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and other American League players c.1929 autographed baseball. Red and black stitched "Major League" baseball has been signed by (31) period American League players (spanning a number of teams) incl. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Lefty Grove, Eddie Collins, Bill Dickey, Leo Durocher, Kid Gleason (then Manager), and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 6/7-8 out of 10 and it appears that a portion (none of whom are listed above) have been partially/fully enhanced and we suspect that this was done in the period. Ball displays an evenly toned surface. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. VG-NM ($3,000-$4,000) $1,980.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 88 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball c.1920s. Red and black stitched Spalding brand J.Heydler Official National League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." Positioned on an adjacent side panel, such that both can be viewed simultaneously, is "Lou Gehrig." Period fountain pen signatures rate 7/8-8 out of 10. Ball displays mild even soiling with light scattered wear and appears to have been used with an abrasion/scuff over manufacturers stampings. The panel below Ruth's autograph, and possibly other areas, has been painted over, likely in attempts to conceal other signatures/blemish and enhance display value. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sigs. EX/MT-NM, Ball see description ($5,000-$10,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 89 Significant Lou Gehrig autographed and inscribed baseman’s mitt c.1935. Shortly after discovering he had been diagnosed with a terminal illness, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig removed himself from the Yankees lineup on May 2, 1939. On July 4th of that same year the Yankees honored Gehrig with an incredible on field celebration attended by teammates, former colleagues, and dignitaries alike. It was on this day that Gehrig delivered his famed “Luckiest Man” speech. In his remarks, Gehrig expressed concern not for his own well-being, but for his team, his teammates, and his wife, concluding with, “When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed - that’s the finest I know. So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for...” His humility in the face of such an insurmountable adversity was regarded by his peers as virtually immortal. Fitting for a man of Gehrig’s integrity, the “Iron Horse” succumbed to the horrid disease on June 2, 1941, at 10:10 p.m., sixteen years to the day after he had first replaced Wally Pipp as first baseman for the New York Yankees. The model by which Gehrig played the game, and more importantly, lived his life, is a standard that even many of the greatest players in history have not achieved. It is for those reasons that treasured pieces of Lou Gehrig’s garner such passionate interest from the collecting public. As we recognize with great reverence the 75th anniversary of Gehrig’s iconic July 4th, 1939 address to the Yankees faithful we are honored to present one of the most significant pieces of Lou Gehrig related equipment to have been offered for public sale. This Reach first baseman’s glove is one of the highest professional quality retaining its original manufacturer’s labeling on the back of the thumb as well as finest quality reinforced leather backstrapping. Leather piping is of professional quality as well, retaining its original stitching with period lacings remaining intact between the thumb and body of glove. Additionally, the interior finger “pockets” each feature individual dividing receptacles commonly found on professional model mitts of the period. The back panel of the mitt has been inscribed and autographed, “To Howard, May you have as much luck with this glove as I did-Lou Gehrig”. Gehrig executed signature and inscription with an electric pyrography pen, which presents nicely against the dark patination of the leather not commonly found with a more typical fountain pen autograph. Both signature and inscription rate 7 out of 10 with some variation to a few words that were signed over a crease in the glove. Pyrography, sometimes referred to as “pokework”, became extremely prolific in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Frequently used to decorate leather and wooden mediums pyrography pens were available in a wide variety of sizes and styles. The glove itself exhibits evident use most notably to the interior area with appropriate surface wear and pocket formation from repetitive use. The history of the glove traces its roots to a man by the name of Ray Brost who adopted the name Ray Henderson in 1920 as a young songwriter. Henderson gained prominence during the 1920-30s in tandem with co-writers Buddy DeSylva and Lew Brown. The trio earned fame as songwriters, publishers, creators, and producers of many hit Broadway shows as well as several early motion pictures. Along with Ray’s wife, Florence, the Hendersons became acquainted with numerous notables of the time in the New York area including Jimmy Durante, Bert Lahr, Bob Hope, and Mayor Jimmy Walker. In particular, through a mutual acquaintance with Fred Fisher (well know song writer), Ray and Florence Henderson were introduced to Lou and Eleanor Gehrig. Sharing German heritage and an affinity for the opera, the Fishers and Gehrigs would frequently attend functions at the Henderson home in Bronxville, NY, which was not far from New Rochelle where the Gehrigs resided. Fisher, in fact, co-authored “I Can’t Get to First Base With You” with Eleanor Gehrig herself. According to family history they also attended the opera together on occasion. During a visit by Eleanor and Lou Gehrig in 1935 the Henderson’s son, Howard, enjoyed the incredible opportunity to have a catch with Gehrig in the front lawn of the family property. Howard Henderson, like Gehrig, was left handed and as such loaned Lou a fielder’s glove while Howard used a first baseman’s glove which he owned as well. During the catch Lou Gehrig noted to young Henderson that his glove was not in very good condition and that the next time he came to the Henderson home he would bring one of the gloves he had already used and broken in previously. True to his word, Gehrig did in fact bring one of his gloves and presented it to Howard Henderson on his next visit to the property. Howard had a catch with Gehrig again that day using the glove that Gehrig had presented to him. Upon Gehrig’s departure that day Henderson’s mother suggested that since Lou was a well known athlete that he should not use the glove again and in fact have Gehrig sign it for him when they next returned for a visit. Understandably enthused over the encounter with one of baseball’s greatest stars, Howard Henderson took his mother’s advice and had Gehrig inscribe the glove during his next visit on the table in the library of the family home. The scarcity of personal gloves with attribution to Hall of Fame player use is incredibly high. Gehrig is documented to have utilized Reach and Spalding baseman’s mitts of the nearly identical construction and manufacture quality during his career. A subsidiary of Spalding, the Reach company brand was fully enveloped in 1934 lending support to period images picturing Gehrig primarily wearing gloves with the Spalding label during the late 1930s. The offered mitt is extremely similar to one pictured being worn by Gehrig during Opening Day of the 1935 season with special note to the Reach brand label positioning on the back of thumb versus Spalding label positioning traditionally found on the back of the body of the mitt itself. Distinct pattern of the leather piping around hand area and the stitch patterns around the “horseshoe” piping on back also mirror gloves worn by Gehrig in period imagery. Also accompanying the glove is a superb Lou Gehrig autographed original photograph personalized to Howard Henderson himself. Original 7”x9” sepia tone wire service photograph signed across the front in black fountain pen, “To Howard, With My Kindest Personal Regards, Lou Gehrig.” Black ink signature and salutation remain in outstanding original condition rating 9/10 out of 10. According to Howard Henderson the offered photograph was obtained from Gehrig at a different date then the glove itself. Subsequent to Henderson’s original meeting with the Iron Horse he became very fond and appreciative of the time spent with Lou. Howard recalls two other specific recollections of meetings with Gehrig including a time whereas he visited with Gehrig in the dugout during a Yankees game and noticed a case of 6oz. Coca Cola bottles to which Lou was enjoying one of the same. Gehrig commented to Howard, possibly in jest, that “by the time the game was over he’d finish the case.” The final recollection of Lou Gehrig by Henderson occurred in early 1941. Gehrig had long retired from baseball and was dealing with the catastrophic diagnosis he had received regarding his illness. Henderson visited him only once at his Riverdale, New York location at which point he was old enough to drive himself. Upon arrival, Henderson recalls Eleanor Gehrig taking him aside instructing him what not to say and to “keep it cheerful, don’t mention his illness, and don’t stay too long.” Howard entered the dining room where Gehrig was seated in bathrobe and slippers. A comedian, Pitzy Katz, was also present (Gehrig’s acquaintance with Katz is documented within his own writings from 1941 including the referenced visit). Katz was telling jokes and eating flowers out of the table arrangement as if they were peanuts. It was at this point that Henderson recalls Gehrig laughing and then, sadly, remarking, “stop making me laugh...it hurts too much.” Ideally, a period image would exist of this precise glove on Gehrig’s hand during game play but to date has not been located. Based on comparisons with other nearly identical professional model baseman’s mitts as worn by Gehrig in the 1930s era we are able to present a strongly based attribution as to the offered glove having been worn and used by Lou Gehrig. The comparison to other Gehrig gloves is also accompanied by the numerous pieces of supportive evidence referenced within the catalogue description including the autographed photograph of Gehrig to Henderson himself. The lot will also include a detailed notarized letter of provenance from Howard Henderson who today counts himself as 92 years young. Ironically, Howard Henderson was born on July 4th, 1922, 19 years to the day before Gehrig would give his famous farewell speech. Monumentally significant Lou Gehrig related game equipment item with primary source being offered for the first time publicly. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (glove), LOA from JSA (signature and inscription), and letter of provenance from Howard Henderson: Glove: VG-EX, Signature/Inscription: EX (Estimate Upon Request) $250,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 90 Late 1930s Lou Gehrig et al autographed baseball. Unusually bold -Lou Gehrig+ signature done in period fountain pen rating 8 out of 10 appears on the sweetspot of this well used baseball. Also signed by (10) others incl. Joe DiMaggio (4-4/5), Lefty Gomez, Arnt Jorgens, Beau Bell, Myril Hoag, George Selkirk, Jack Saltzgaver, Frank Crosetti, and (2) unknown. These rate 2/3 to 6 out of 10. Ball displays soiling and mild usage wear throughout. Superior display value offered by a striking Gehrig signature which is ideally placed. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG, Sigs. GD-NM ($7,500-$10,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 91 Satchel Paige single signed baseball. Lightly toned Harridge AL ball signed on side panel in blue ink, "Best Wishes Satchel Paige". Signature rates 8 out of 10. Inscribed on opposite side panel, "Chi White Sox Hollywood, FL" in unknown hand. Ball itself remains very clean with even toning and a few small age spots. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signature: NM ($1,500-$3,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 92 James "Cool Papa" Bell autographed jersey. Homestead Grays style custom made flannel jersey signed by Bell across the front in black marker. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Relatively difficult Negro League Hall of Fame member signed jersey exemplar. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 93 2006 Justin Morneau autographed Minnesota Twins professional model road jersey (MVP season). Pinstriped gray jersey has "Minnesota" team name lettered across the front along with player number "33." Number also appears on back below a "Morneau" nameplate. On the left sleeve is a team logo patch, right has black number "34" as worn in memorial to Kirby Puckett throughout 2006. Majestic manufacturer's tag appears on the front tail with adjacent size "52" flag tag and a properly coded wash tag is on interior seam. Morneau has autographed the jersey on both front and back in marker rating 8/9 out of 10. MLB Authentication hologram affixed which notes that the jersey is "team issued" and it displays little, if any, use/wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 94 May 10, 2009 Justin Morneau game used and autographed baseball bat (Breast Cancer Awareness). BWP brand bat measuring 35" long has model "JM33" noted in barrel end and is finished in pink as used by select players to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. Burned into the barrel is the name "Audra Sinclair" (Morneau's mother) and game date of "May 10, 2009." Light wear with pinetar applied to handle which has been taped for grip. MLB Authentication hologram affixed which confirms that the bat was used at home vs. the Seattle Mariners and broken in the first inning (with small section now missing). Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto): EX ($250-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 95 2010 Target Field Inaugural Season Minnesota Twins autographed pieces (3). Includes Louisville Slugger bat with Inaugural Season logo at barrel end which has been signed by (20) team members incl. Thome, Pavano, and Cuddyer. All done in black marker rating 7/8 to 9 out of 10; Twins logo hardhat as relates to field construction which has been signed in gold paint pen by Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, and Tony Oliva. Gold paint pen signatures rate 8 out of 10 with Oliva lesser at 6/7; and Rawlings B.Selig OML "2010 Inaugural Season" logo baseball signed on the side panel, "Harmon Killebrew HOF 84 Opening Day 2010." Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 96 Joe Mauer professional model baseball bat and cleats c.2011. Rawlings model AJM7 BigStick bat with Mauer's name block lettered into the barrel end measures 33.75" long and weighs 32.1oz. Heavy use evident throughout with ball, stitch, and transfer marks visible on hitting surface. Knob has various manufacturers marking stamped in along with handwritten "Mauer" identifier. Generous coat of pine tar remains on handle; Nike brand cleats done to his specifications display use/wear with (1) signed "Joe Mauer" (black marker rating 8/9) and the other inscribed "2011 game used." Includes LOA from PSA/DNA (bat) and COA from Ironclad Authentics (cleats): EX ($500-$750) $881.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 97 2006 Joe Mauer autographed Minnesota Twins professional model alternate jersey (first batting title season). Blue alternate jersey has "Twins" team name lettered across the front along with player number "7." Number also appears on back below a "Mauer" nameplate. On the left sleeve is a team logo patch, right has black number "34" as worn in memorial to Kirby Puckett throughout 2006. Majestic manufacturer's tag appears on the front tail with adjacent size flag tag obscured by applied strip tag. Strip tag reads "7 50 06" denoting player, size, and year. Properly coded wash tag is present on interior seam. Mauer has autographed the jersey on the back number in marker rating 8-8/9 out of 10. MLB Authentication hologram affixed which notes that the jersey is "team issued" and it displays light evident use/wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($300-$500) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 98 Joe Mauer autographed first game limited edition display and c.2004 professional model bat (2). Xbat brand baseball bat with "Model 24 Joe Mauer" laser inscribed in the barrel end measures 34" long and weighs 33.6oz. Usage wear is evident throughout with visible ball/contact marks and light pine tar. Mauer has signed the bat in silver paint pen and inscribed, "2004 Rookie Year" rating 8/9 out of 10; framed collage (24"x30") commemorating Mauer's first game contains a copy of the lineup card which he has signed (black marker, 9/10) and inscribed "1st game 4-5-04." Card is hand numbered 155/777 and is displayed with (4) images and a pair of descriptive placards. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat) and MLB and Ironclad authentication holograms affixed to both pieces (autographs): EX ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 99 2006 Johan Santana autographed Minnesota Twins professional model road jersey. Gray pinstriped jersey has "Minnesota" block lettered across the front with player number "57" below. Number also appears on back below "Santana" nameplate. A team logo patch appears on left sleeve; "34" memorial patch is on right as worn following the death of Kirby Puckett. "Majestic" manufacturer's tag appears on front tail along with "57 50 06" embroidered strip tag. Properly coded wash tag inside and an affixed MLB authentication hologram confirms that the jersey is "team issued." Signed on the front in black marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Very little, if any, usage/wash wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 100 2004 Joe Nathan Minnesota Twins professional model road jersey. Gray pinstriped jersey with "Minnesota" block lettered across the front has player number "36" on back below "Nathan" nameplate. A team logo patch appears on left sleeve; "Eloise" memorial patch is on right as worn following the death of the wife of owner Carl Pohlad. "Russell Athletic" manufacturer's tag appears on front tail along with "36-2004-2" printed strip tag. Adjacent are size "50 100% Polyester" and "+2" Extra Length" flag tags. Very strong usage and wash wear evident throughout and the jersey closely resembles that in which Nathan is pictured on a 2005 Twins team issued pocket schedule. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $450.00
 
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