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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 301 September 30, 1990 Last Game at Comiskey Park game ball (Thigpen record 57 saves). Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball as used in the final game played at the iconic Chicagoland venue displays expected usage wear throughout. Signed on the sweetspot by Bobby Thigpen who has inscribed the game date; Jeff Torborg noted the panel below "Save #57 Single Season Major League Save Record." Souvenir lineup card is filled out in Torborg's hand with game related notes/details and mimics his original: Ball EX, Lineup card NM ($500-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 302 September 30, 1990 Last Game at Comiskey Park game ball (Thigpen record 57 saves). Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball as used in the final game played at the iconic Chicagoland venue displays expected usage wear throughout. Signed on the sweetspot by Bobby Thigpen who has inscribed the game date and "To Skip, Thanks for staying with me, and for being a part of it!"; Jeff Torborg noted the panel below "Save #57 Single Season Major League Save Record." Souvenir lineup card is filled out in Torborg's hand with game related notes/details and mimics his original: Ball EX, Lineup card NM ($500-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 303 1997 Jeff Torborg Cleveland Indians American League Championship ring. Attractive ring features homeplate shaped upper surface which is lettered, "Cleveland American League Champions" around the edge. Inset are a total of (28) diamonds of varying size. Left shank has the name "Torborg" at top with Indians and World Series logos below in relief; right has the year "1997" at top with "Full House" rendering of Jacobs Field, and the team's logo. Marked "10K" on the interior of resized band (currently size --): EX/MT-NM ($5,000-$7,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 304 Ken Griffey Jr. autographed professional model baseball bat c.1990s. Louisville Slugger 125 model C271 bat measures 34" long and weighs 31.2o. Griffey Jr facsimile signature is impressed in the barrel end above "Swingman" titling. Mild usage and surface wear evident on barrel and it has been signed "To Jeff, All my best, Ken Griffey Jr" in silver paint pen rating 8 out of 10. Knob has the weight handwritten on. Desirable first hand sourced example. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and auction LOA from JSA (auto): EX ($750-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 305 July 1, 1990 Andy Hawkins No-Hitter game ball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot by Hawkins (8 out of 10) and hand notated by Jeff Torborg with game related information. Torborg was then Manager of the White Sox who managed to beat the Yankees 4-0 despite Hawkins (8) inning no-hit performance. Expected use/wear evident throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($200-$400) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 306 Craig Biggio autographed professional model baseball bat c.1999-2001. Louisville Slugger 125 model H178 bat measures 34" long and weighs 33.6oz. Biggio has autographed the barrel in black marker (8 out of 10) to the right of his burned in facsimile signature and "Houston Astros" team designation. His number "7" is written on either end in marker. A touch of light use/wear is visible along with several rack streaks and some scattered spotting from pine tar. Attractive example from this highly sought after modern-era hitter with desirable first hand provenance. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and auction LOA from JSA (auto): EX ($500-$750) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 307 August 11, 1991 Wilson Alvarez autographed No-Hitter game balls (2) with lineup card. Pair of well used Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseballs from the game played vs. Baltimore in which Alvarez, during his first start for the White Sox, pitched a No-Hitter. Each is signed on the sweetspot with one bearing numerous game related notations in the hand of Jeff Torborg (signature on this example rates 8 out of 10). The other is likewise signed (5-5/6) with two word identifier on panel above; original carbon copy lineup card has been gone over by Jeff Torborg whom has added game related notations throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Balls EX, Card EX/MT ($250-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 308 Exceptional Wade Boggs autographed professional model baseball bat c.1999-2001. Louisville Slugger 125 model B349 bat with Boggs facsimile signature in barrel end measures 34.25" long and weighs 32.8oz. Player number "12" is written on the knob in black marker. Strong usage wear evident throughout with ball and deeply embedded stitch marks to hitting surface and a healthy amount of pine tar. Signed in black marker, "To Jeff, Best Wishes, Wade Boggs, 8/7/99 3000" rating 8 out of 10. Outstanding example with regard to usage wear and overall display value. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and auction LOA from JSA (auto): EX ($500-$1,000) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 309 Don Mattingly professional model baseball bat c.1985-86. Louisville Slugger 125 model T141 bat with Mattingly facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 34" long and weighs 31oz. Player number "23" is written on the knob in black marker but has been gone over in blue with "24" written several times around the edge. Within the referenced labeling period that number was worn by Rickey Henderson. Exceptional usage wear evident throughout with the hitting surface covered in ball and rack marks. Healthy coat of pine tar remains on handle. Highly desirable first hand sourced bat of a Yankees player who reached the height of fan popularity. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 311 Carlton Fisk autographed professional model baseball bat c.1986-89. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34.25" long and weighs 32.2oz. "Carlton Fisk" and model number "T141" are block letter burned into the barrel end and his jersey number "72" is written on the knob in black marker. He has signed the barrel in black marker rating 8-8/9 out of 10. No evident wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and auction LOA from JSA (auto): EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 312 Rickey Henderson professional model baseball bat c.1986-89. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Henderson facsimile signature and model "T141" impressed in the barrel end measures 34" long and weighs 32.8oz. Light usage wear is evident throughout with several stitch and contact marks along with a few racks marks and light pine tar. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $198.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 313 Eddie Murray autographed professional model baseball bat c.1992-93. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35.5" long and weighs 34.4oz. Murray facsimile signature is burned into the barrel end along with model number M275 and "New York Mets." Player number "33" is written on either end in black marker and Murray has signed the barrel rating 8/9 out of 10. Uncracked with strong usage wear evident throughout inclusive of ball transfer and hit marks in addition to rack streaks. Choice example with exceptional provenance. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat) and auction LOA from JSA (auto): EX ($750-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 314 Cal Ripken Jr. autographed professional model baseball bat c.1999-2001. Louisville Slugger 125 model P72 baseball bat with Ripken facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 35" long and weighs 33oz. Signed in silver paint pen rating 8/9 out of 10, "Jeff, Baseball is in our blood, what a great life! Continued Success! Cal Ripken Jr." Unused with minor surface wear which is generally confined to barrel end (majority extends no further than approx. 1.5" in from the end) and some loss to factory impressed silver stampings. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and auction LOA from JSA (auto): Bat EX/MT, Sig. NM ($750-$1,250) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 315 Rod Carew autographed professional model baseball bat c.1983-85. Louisville Slugger 125 model O66 bat with Carew facsimile signature in barrel end measures 34.25" long and weighs 31.2oz. His jersey number, "29", is written on the knob in period marker and the barrel has been signed "Rod Carew 3000 8/4/85" which has somewhat faded (black marker rating 6-6/7 out of 10). Ball and ball transfer marks along with a few light rack streaks can be seen on the barrel which has grain swelling throughout due to repeated contact. Desirable 3,000 hit club member bat seldom offered with this level of direct first hand provenance. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and auction LOA from JSA (auto): EX ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 316 Tom Seaver autographed August 4, 1985 300th Win game ball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball as used in the game played in New York vs. the Yankees in which Seaver threw a complete game to notch his 300th career win. Only (24) players have reached the elusive milestone and the closest active pitcher is nearly (100) away. Desirable piece as retained by Jeff Torborg who was then an active Coach with the New York Yankees. Evident use/wear to ball which has been signed on the side panel, "#300 Tom Seaver 8-4-85" in blue marker rating 7/8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sig. NM ($1,000-$3,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 317 1985 Jeff Torborg New York Yankees professional model road jersey and jacket. Road gray jersey with "New York" lettered across the front has number "44" on back (retired by the team in 1993 in honor of Reggie Jackson). "Sand-Knit" tag on front tail lists the size "44." Pair of strip tags in tail read "85 44S" (year and size) and "Torborg" (handwritten). Usage and wash wear evident throughout; cold weather jacket done in blue with "NY" logo and skyline logo patch on sleeve is also by Wilson (size 46). Number "44" is written on collar tag and the jacket shows heavy wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 318 Tom Seaver autographed August 4, 1985 300th Win game ball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball as used in the game played in New York vs. the Yankees in which Seaver threw a complete game to notch his 300th career win. Only (24) players have reached the elusive milestone and the closest active pitcher is nearly (100) away. Desirable piece as retained by Jeff Torborg who was then an active Coach with the New York Yankees. Evident use/wear to ball which has been signed on the side panel, "#300 Tom Seaver 8-4-85" in blue marker rating 7/8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sig. NM ($1,000-$3,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 319 1979 and 92 Jeff Torborg "Good Guy" Awards. Popular honor bestowed annually with the offered having been presented to Torborg. First, date 1979, is comprised of square wooden base with lidded bowl atop on which stands figural batter (approx. 17" tall). Touch of light surface wear with some damage to bat; second is plaque style with bronze relief mounted to front and printed placard below. There is some very minor haziness to placard: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 320 Phil Niekro autographed October 6, 1985 300th Win game ball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball as used in the game played in Toronto vs. the Blue Jays in which Niekro threw a complete game to notch his 300th career win. To give relative context; only (24) pitchers have reached the level and closest active player is nearly (100) wins away. Desirable piece as retained by Jeff Torborg who was then an active Coach with the New York Yankees. Evident use/wear and toning to ball which has been signed on the sweetspot, "Phil Niekro 300 10-6-85" in ink rating 7 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sig. NM ($1,000-$3,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 321 October 4, 1986 Dave Righetti record 46th save game ball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, Dave Righetti" and inscribed on the side panel, "To Jeff, Thanks for everything, Rago." Blue ink signatures rate 8 out of 10. Written on in the hand of Jeff Torborg is "46 Save New Major League Record Oct. 4, 1986." Expected use/wear evident throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 322 Don Sutton autographed June 18, 1986 300th Win game ball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball as used in the game played in Anaheim vs. the Angels in which Sutton threw a complete game to notch his 300th career win. Desirable piece as retained by Jeff Torborg who was then an active Coach with the New York Yankees bears lengthy inscription which reads, "To Jeff, Thanks for the big role you had in my chasing a dream. I really appreciate the friendship we have shared over the years. Good health, happiness, and a warm fire in the winter to you & yours, Don Sutton." Signature rates 8 out of 10. Evident use/wear and toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sig. NM ($1,000-$3,000) $3,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 323 Phil Niekro autographed October 6, 1985 300th Win game ball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball as used in the game played in Toronto vs. the Blue Jays in which Niekro threw a complete game to notch his 300th career win. Desirable piece as retained by Jeff Torborg who was then an active Coach with the New York Yankees bears lengthy inscription which reads, "Jeff - It has been my pleasure working with you in 84-85 1st rate, Phil Niekro 10-6-85." Signature rates 6/7-7 out of 10. Evident use/wear and toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sig. NM ($1,000-$3,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 324 Richard Nixon single signed baseball. Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "To Doug, Greg + Dale, from Richard Nixon." Black think point marker signature rates 7/8-8 out of 10, the ball has toned throughout. Desirable example having been signed years earlier than those typically encountered. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($750-$1,250) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 325 1978 Jeff Torborg All-Star Game presentational tray and Gerald Ford signed program. Large tray (12.5"x18") has American League logo at center surrounded by titling and team names done in gold along with a facsimile signature of League President Lee MacPhail. Inset if a gold colored placard with "Jeff Torborg" lettered in below "Presented to." Original game program has been signed on the cover, "Best wishes, Jerry Ford" and inscribed by the President to several members of the Torborg family. Signature rates 6/7 out of 10, touch of light wear to both pieces. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 326 May 15, 1981 Len Barker Perfect Game baseball. Rawlings L.MacPhail Official American League baseball is lettered "Perfect Game May 15, 1981" on the sweetspot with an Indians team logo painted on panel below. Opposite side has been signed "Best Wishes Len Barker 1981" in blue ink rating 8-8/9 out of 10. In addition, (9) of Barker's teammates whom were all on field that day have autographed (2) panels. Light toning and minimal wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 327 Jeff Torborg Cleveland Indians professional model alternate Manager's jersey c.1978-79. Blue pullover jersey with "Indians" block lettered across the front has number "10" on back below the name, "Torborg." Rawlings manufacturer's tag on inside front tail notes the size (44) and adjacent is an "Set 1 1978" flag tag. Team logo patch on left sleeve as worn in 1979 with different version utilized in 1978 having been removed. Usage and wash wear evident throughout. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 328 1977 Jeff Torborg Cleveland Indians professional model road uniform. Red knit jersey with "Indians" lettered across the front in logo font has "Torborg 10" on back (evidence of a number change can be seen). On the left sleeve is a logo patch. "Wilson" manufacturer's tag in collar notes the size (44) and there is an embroidered "77" year tag on front tail. Matching pants are tagged in similar fashion (size 34). Strong usage and wash wear evident throughout. Outstanding complete uniform with first hand provenance being one of the most sought after styles of the period. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $671.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 329 1978 MLB All-Star Game commemorative Reggie Jackson baseball bat. Adirondack 302F Big Stick model bat with "Reggie Jackson Personal Model" block lettered into the barrel end has affixed metal placard which reads, "To Commemorate The 1978 All Star Game San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California July 11, 1978." Mild surface wear throughout with some scratches and touch of discoloration: EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $130.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 330 1976 Frank Robinson professional model bicentennial baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model R182 baseball bat with Robinson facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 35" long and weighs 34.6oz. The bicentennial logo, as applied for use only in 1976, appears to the right of the centerbrand. Player number "20" is written on either end in period black marker and the bat displays light evident usage wear with a small crack in upper handle. Robinson was winding down a (21) year career which etched his name in record books as one of the game's All-Time Greats. Lauded from his first season (when he was named the 1956 NL Rookie of The Year) through to his last, a partial noting of awards and honors includes: a Gold Glove, the 1966 NL Triple Crown, a pair of regular season MVP awards and the 1966 World Series MVP and (14) MLB All-Star Game appearances. Highly desirable season specific example boasting unparalleled provenance. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 331 Lot of (4) Cleveland Indians professional model baseball hats c.1970s. Selection of rare and desirable 1970s era Indians hats each with appropriate tagging on interior. Three have vintage #s written in black marker under the bill including 10, 35, and 7. Hats show evident use throughout. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: Range VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 332 Vada Pinson professional model baseball bat c.1973-75. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "Pinson" block lettered into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 35.2oz. Player number 28 is written on either end in period marker and the handle has been shaved down. Very light evident use/wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($250-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 333 Lot of (2) early 1970s California Angels professional model hats from the Torborg Collection. Pair of hats are each embroidered on front with variation of the Angels team logo. Interior leather bands retain KM Pro Cap labels/markings and both are size 7 1/4. One has vintage "10" written under brim in fading marker with evident use/wear, the other appears to have little if any use. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($200-$400) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 334 Jeff Torborg career related charm bracelet with numerous gold pieces. Interesting assemblage of career related charms mounted on Eton brand bracelet incl: pennant/flag on pole which is lettered "L.A. Dodgers NtLeague Champs 1966", (2) Cleveland Indians logos (one marked "FFG 14K"), (2) California Angels logos (one marked 14K), 1977 All-Star Game and 78 Yankees World Series press charms, (4) small baseball related charms (pieces of equipment) which are marked 14K and a few additional which are not, and a vintage enameled L.A. Dodgers logo. Light to moderate general wear with some chipping to enameled portions: EX/MT Overall ($1,000-$1,500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 335 1977 American League All-Star Team signed baseball. Rawlings L.MacPhail Official American League baseball has been signed by (22) incl. Brett, Fisk, Palmer, Lemon, Carew, and others. Ink signatures rate 7 to 7/8 out of 10 with (1) exception (Torborg, faded). Ball has some light toning and an "All-Star 1977" identifier written on sweetspot. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. VG/EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 336 Important May 15, 1973 Nolan Ryan autographed No-Hitter game ball. Historically significant game ball as retained by catcher Jeff Torborg following Nolan Ryan's first No-Hitter in Kansas City vs. the Royals. After a trade from the Mets brought Ryan to California for the 1972 season the hard throwing righty flourished with what resulted being one of the most inspiring pitching careers in baseball history. Among the many records and achievements tallied throughout (4) decades of play perhaps the most incredible are his (7) No-Hitters; one of the few achievements across the spectrum of sports which not likely to ever be surpassed. Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Nolan Ryan" in period ink rating 7-7/8 out of 10 (touch of fading to start of first name). Vintage notations, done in the hand of Jeff Torborg who caught the game, adorn two panels reading "No-Hit Game Angels - 3 Royals - 0" and "Nolan Ryan's 1st May 15, 1973." Expected soiling and usage wear evident throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto): Ball EX, Sig. EX-EX/MT ($5,000-$10,000) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 337 Important September 27, 1973 Nolan Ryan autographed record setting 383rd strikeout game ball. Significant baseball with succinct attribution to the historic game in which Nolan Ryan surpassed Sandy Koufax to set a modern era single season record with (383) strikeouts. With the exception of Ryan himself only one other pitcher has since come close (Randy Johnson, now retired), and there is no active pitcher who has come within even (100) strikeouts of equaling the record. Reach J.Cronin Official American League baseball has been signed with a lengthy inscription which fills a full two panels and crosses the sweetspot reading, "To Jeff, Thanks for helping make me a 20 game winner. I appreciate your effort and dedication, Nolan Ryan." Period ink signature rates 7 out of 10. Vintage notations, done in the hand of Jeff Torborg who caught the game, adorn two panels reading, "Major League Record set Sept. 27th vs. Minnesota" and "383 Strikeouts 1973." Expected soiling and usage wear evident throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto): Ball EX, Sig. EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $3,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 338 Red Schoendienst professional model baseball bat c.1965-68 (Managerial-era). Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with Schoendienst facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 34" long and weighs 34.6oz. Model number "S262" is factory stamped into the knob which has appears to have numerous faded marker notations, the number "38" can be clearly seen on opposite end. Exceptionally strong usage wear throughout the entire surface inclusive of ball/transfer and red rack marks, grain swelling (some very minimal separation), and pine tar. Some additional surface wear (a touch of loss) blends with overall usage characteristics and has no effect on display value. Schoendienst, whom had recently retired from his Hall of Fame caliber career, lead the Cardinals to a World Series title in 1967 and the NL Pennant the following year. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 339 Ken Boyer professional model baseball bat c.1968-69. Adirondack 302 model bat with "Ken Boyer" block lettered into the barrel end measures 36" long and weighs 39.8oz. Player number "45" is written on either end in vintage black marker. Strong usage wear is evident throughout with ball, transfer, and contact marks along with a hint of grain swelling. Entering the League in 1955 Boyer became a mainstay on the St. Louis Cardinals roster and would help lead the team to a World Series title in 1964; the same season he was voted the National League's Most Valuable Player. He later spent time with the Mets, White Sox, and Dodgers appearing in (11) MLB All-Star Games exhibitions and was awarded (5) Gold Gloves for his play in the field. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 340 Jeff Torborg California Angels professional model jacket c.1971-73. Satin finish blue jacket with halo'd A team logo on front chest is trimmed in red and white. "Wilson" manufacturer's tag in the collar lists size (42) and has player number "10" written on black marker. Strong usage and wash wear evident throughout though jacket remains well preserved and ideal for display. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 341 July 20, 1970 Bill Singer No-Hitter game ball. Soiled ball (stamping no longer visible) has been signed on the side panel "Bill Singer" and inscribed on another, "Great job Jeff, as usual Many thanks!." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Written on, presumably in the hand of Jeff Torborg whom caught the game, is "July 20, 1970 No Hit No Run LA - 5 Phila - 0." A two time All-Star, Singer posted a pair of (20) wins seasons and (3) in which he struck out (200) or more batters. Expected use/wear evident throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 342 Jeff Torborg 1967 MLB All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34.25" long and weighs 32.4oz. Block lettered into the barrel end is "All Star Game 1967 - Anaheim" along with a Torborg facsimile signature. Model number "K48" is stamped in the knob. No mentionable use/wear: NM ($200-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 343 Maury Wills professional model baseball bat c.1965-68. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Wills facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 34" long and weighs 31.4oz. Model number S256" is stamped in the knob which has vintage "30" player number written on in marker. Strong usage wear evident on barrel end with stitch and ball marks throughout along with some minor discoloration. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($250-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 344 Late 1960s Yomiuri Giants autographed baseball with Sadaharu Oh (Championship-era). Tamazawa brand baseball with "Dodgers" team logo across the sweetspot bears a total of (10) signatures incl. Sadaharu Oh at the height of his Legendary career and Manager Tetsuharu Kawakami, a noted Japanese player/Manager who's nickname was "God of Hitting." Blue ink signatures rate 8 out of 10 and a portion have been identified in small block lettering. Ball displays a mild even cream coloration and the slightest hint of wear. At the time of signing the Giants were in the midst of an unprecedented run of (9) Championship seasons and hosted some the League's most notable stars. A rare offering with this being one of a limited number of career contemporary Oh signed pieces we have seen or handled. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $495.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 345 Mid 1960s Yomiuri Giants autographed baseball with Sadaharu Oh (Championship-era). Tamazawa brand baseball with "Dodgers" team logo across the sweetspot bears a total of (15) signatures incl. Sadaharu Oh at the height of his Legendary career. Black ink signatures rate 7/8 out of 10 and nearly all are noted with the player's jersey number. Ball displays light toning and/or a cream coloration and a touch of wear. At the time of signing the Giants were in the midst of an unprecedented run of (9) Championship seasons and hosted some the League's most notable stars. A rare offering with this being one of a limited number of career contemporary Oh signed pieces we have seen or handled. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 346 Willie Mays 1967 MLB All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 34.2oz. Burned into the barrel end is "All Star Game, Mays, 1967 - Anaheim" in block lettering. Model number "S2" is stamped in the knob. Very light usage wear can be observed on the barrel along with a hint of other wear/discoloration. Mays made four plate appearances during the game which was one of a record tying (24) that he appeared in. From his 1954 MVP season through his last in 1973, Mays was a mainstay at the Midsummer Classic twice being voted it's Most Valuable Player. "They invented the All-Star Game" said Ted Williams, "for Willie Mays." Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and auction LOA from JSA (a period signature of Fergie Jenkins appears on the back of the barrel): EX ($10,000-$20,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 347 Hank Aaron 1967 MLB All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 32.4oz. Block lettered into the barrel end is "All Star Game 1967 - Anaheim" along with a Hank Aaron facsimile signature. Model number "A99" is stamped in the knob which has a period factory applied "32 1/2" weight notation. Mild use and surface wear can be observed throughout. Alongside Willie Mays and Stan Musial, Aaron is tied for most All-Star appearances in Major League history having been involved in every game played from 1955 to 1975. Bats produced for use at these events are, by nature, exceptionally desirable with the offered being one of the few of Aaron's to have made it's way into the marketplace. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($10,000-$20,000) $9,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 348 Jeff Torborg 1966 World Series professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34.5" long and weighs 34.4oz. Block lettered into the barrel end is "1966 - World Series Los Angeles Dodgers" along with impressed Torborg facsimile signature. His jersey number "10" is written on the knob, which has "K48" stamped in model number, in faded marker (barrel end notation has been gone over in silver). Light scattered surface wear with a touch of evident use (though he took part in 46 regular season games, Torborg is not noted as having gone to bat in the series). Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$1,000) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 349 1965 and 66 World Series presentational pieces (2). Pair of silverplate service pieces incl. 6" diameter bowl (lettered "1965 World Series Minnesota Twins A.L. Los Angeles Dodgers N.L." on front) and larger 12.5" platter (lettered "1966 World Series Baltimore vs. Los Angeles"). Both were sponsored by the Chrysler Corporation with Company logos etched in. Mild surface wear mostly takes the form of some light scratching: EX/MT ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 350 Jeff Torborg professional model c.1960s-70s equipment (5 pieces). Includes (2) c.1960s Jeff Torborg professional model baseball bats, each showing nice use/wear (numbers 6 and 11 written on knobs which have "W240" factory stamped in); mid to late 1960s L.A. Dodgers professional model hat by New Era (leather band) which is unused but showing wear/fraying to logo on front and the dried bill is cracked; early 1970s California Angels professional model hat by KM Pro Cap (size 7 3/8 stamped on leather band) which is unused with original cardboard insert remaining inside; c.1970s St. Louis Cardinals professional model hat by New Era showing considerable use/wear with number "11" written under brim. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-NM ($300-$500) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 351 1967 National League All-Star Team signed baseball with presentational platter. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by approx.. (24) incl. Mays, Alston, Rose, Gibson, Mazeroski, Drysdale, Brock, Seaver, and Mazeroski. Ink signatures rate 7-8 out of 10 with some additional that have faded from view; presentational platter measures 13.25" across with "1967 All-Star Game Anaheim, Calif." engraved at center above "Chrysler Corporation" logo. Touch of light surface wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT overall with note to fading, platter EX/MT ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 352 Jeff Torborg Los Angeles Dodgers professional model jacket c.1960s. Blue satin jacket with "Dodgers" team name across the front in scripted logo font has player number "10" on each sleeve. "MacGregor" manufacturer's tag inside notes the size, "44." Evident usage wear throughout with mild soiling. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 353 Lot of (3) rare 1966 L.A. Dodgers in Japan pins. Trio of seldom offered enameled pins as relate to the Dodgers good will trip to Japan. Includes visually striking pin with baseball decor having "Dodgers" at center in logo font and the year "1966" above along with US and Japanese flags. This piece retails it's original ribbon; pair of similar pins lettered "Los Angeles Dodgers Japan 1966" around edge with red/white/blue motif that features a baseball at center. Mild wear and hint of discoloration: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 354 Jeff Torborg 1966 Los Angeles Dodgers NL Champions Rolex watch. Period Rolex brand Oyster-Perpetual wristwatch has "Dodgers" scripted logo on the face with "National League Champions 1966" lettered below. Engraved on the back, "Los Angeles Dodgers 1966 National League Champions J.A. Torborg." Band is marked "Kestenmade 1/40-10K Gold Overlay." Moderate use/wear is evident throughout. Desirable team issued timepiece and one of a scant few which have been offered by those to whom they were gifted: EX/MT ($4,000-$6,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 355 Jeff Torborg L.A. Dodgers equipment bag c.1960s. Royal blue canvas duffle bag with "Dodgers" team name stenciled on either end along with player number "10." Expected evident usage wear retaining fine display qualities. Approx. 24"x13"x13": EX ($200-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 356 Jeff Torborg 1965 World Series professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34.5" long and weighs 31oz. Block lettered into the barrel end is "1965 World Series Los Angeles Dodgers" along with impressed Torborg facsimile signature. His jersey number "10" is written on the knob, which has "K48" stamped in model number, and barrel end in faded marker. Mild scattered surface wear with a touch of evident use (though he took part in 56 regular season games, Torborg is not noted as having gone to bat in the series). Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 357 1966 Los Angeles Dodgers team signed baseball (National League Champions). Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (22) incl. Koufax, Drysdale, Alston, Sutton, Parker, and others. A portion of the ink signatures rate 7/8-8 out of 10 while the balance have faded to 5-5/6. Ball displays an even just off white coloration with well defined stampings over which "1966" was written in the period. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. VG-NM ($400-$600) $218.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 358 1964 Jeff Torborg MLB All-Star Game presentational service pieces. Ornate handled coffee pot (approx. 18") with spigot front is lettered, "All Star Game 1964 Jeff Torborg." One handle on pot has cracked. Includes serving tray (16.5" across), creamer, and lidded sugar bowl of matching design. Coffee pot is marked "F.B. Rogers" on underside and all pieces have mild tarnish with a touch of wear. Additional silverplate bowl is engraved on front, "1964 All Star Baseball Game Shea Stadium" with Chrysler Corporation logo below (this piece having more pronounced wear): Overall EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 359 1964 National League All-Star Team signed baseball. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (28) incl. Clemente, Stengel, Alston, Santo, Stargell, Drysdale, Flood, Bunning, Marichal, Koufax, Boyer, Mazeroski, and others. Ink signatures rate 6-6/7 out of 10 with (2) (Stengel and Torborg) better (8). Willie Mays is clubhouse. Ball displays a mostly even cream coloration with (1) small surface abrasion and a vintage block letter print identifier (over stampings). Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($750-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 360 Important September 9, 1965 Sandy Koufax autographed Perfect Game baseball. The six year stretch from 1961 to 1966 was simply dominated by Sandy Koufax. Taking the mound in Los Angeles on September 9, Koufax and Cubs pitcher Bob Hendley dueled for (9) innings with Chicago allowing just one run to score. It was all Koufax needed; for the 8th time in Major League history a perfect game was recorded and Jeff Torborg, then 23 years old and in his second season of play, was behind the plate catching. Following the game a photographer captured the moment when a timid Torborg can be seen in the locker room as Koufax inscribes a ball to his battery mate. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball displaying light but appropriate use/wear is inscribed on a side panel, "To Jeff, Best wishes + thanks for a good game" and signed on another "Sandy Koufax." Both signature and inscription have faded in the ensuing years - understandable as it was a prized keepsake of Torborg and long displayed within his home. "Perfect Game 1-0" is written across the sweetspot (by Torborg) along with some other game related notations which have faded as well. The signature/inscription(s) rate approx. 4/5-5 out of 10 and a small portion was gone over at a later date (clearly defined and in differently colored ink). ($10,000-$15,000) $11,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 361 May 31, 1968 Don Drysdale autographed 5th Straight Shutout game ball. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball displaying soiling and expected usage wear has been signed on the side panel, "To Jeff- Thanks for the help. My Best Always, Don Drysdale." Blue ink signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Several game related notations, as placed throughout in the period by Jeff Torborg who caught the game, adorn other panels. Drysdale would go on to pitch another shutout on June 4th extending the streak to (6) games; a National League record which stands to this day. In an era that the game has changed to the degree that it is improbable for a pitcher to throw (6) complete games in a season, let alone tally that number in (6) consecutive starts, it is nearly certain that the feat will never be duplicated. Desirable and historic ball as relates to one of the premier Hall of Fame pitchers of the era. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto): Ball EX, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$4,000) $3,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 362 Roberto Clemente professional model baseball bat c.1964-67. Adirondack 302 model baseball bat with "Clemente" block lettered in the barrel end measures 36" long and weighs 35oz. Model number "129X" is factory stamped into the knob which also bears small ink "Clemente" notation. Evident usage wear can be observed throughout along with a touch of surface wear. In addition, there are a few light green rack marks and what appears to be a small amount of vintage pine tar on the handle. Center brand stampings have a few minute flecks of color loss. Finee representation from one of the most storied players of his time and a figure whom remains among the most desirable in the collecting field. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($5,000-$10,000) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 363 Jeff Torborg Albuquerque Dukes professional model jersey c.1962-63. Cream colored flannel has "Dukes" across the front with player number "1" below. Number also appears on back and there is an "1962 New Mexico Golden Anniversary" patch on left sleeve. Rawlings tag inside notes the size (40) and there is an additional wash tag. Evident usage and wash wear with small tear to patch. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 364 Vintage Astronaut autographed baseball c.1960s (incl. Apollo 15). Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (7) incl. Apollo (15) crew members James Irwin, David Scott, and Alfred Worden along with Vance Brand, Harrison "Jack" Schmidt, Robert Parker, and (1) other. Ink signatures rate 7-7/8 out of 10 and the ball displays light toning with some very minor scattered spots (and one thin streak) of discoloration. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($300-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 365 Rare 1902 Pittsburg Pirates program. Highly uncommon and desirable original multi page program as issued for game played between Pittsburg Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies at Exposition Park in Pittsburg. Interior is scored in pencil with printed lineups and also features player portrait images on various pages inclusive of Fred Clarke and Honus Wagner. Center scoring page is lose and covers exhibit some expected light edge wear: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 366 Pittsburgh Pirates autographed baseball c,1920s. J.Heydler NL baseball signed by (7) Pirates players to include a desirable trio of Hall of Famer members on a side panel of Max Carey, KiKi Cuyler, and Paul Waner. Other side panel shows three other signatures incl. Vic Aldridge. Sigs range from 1-7 out of 10 with the HOFer panel displaying nicely. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range PR-EX ($750-$1,250) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 367 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates World Championship team reunion autographed baseball. Lt. toned and clear coated Frick NL baseball signed by (21) members of the 1925 World Championship team. Players include Fred Clarke, Max Carey, Bill McKechnie, Pie Traynor, Vic Aldridge, Mule Haas, George Grantham, and John Gooch. Sigs range from 3-8 out of 10 with most ranging from 5-6. One side panel has most of the lighter signatures. Uncommon and desirable signed baseball from a noted reunion of the 1925 championship team. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range PR-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 368 Lot of (2) Pittsburgh Pirates broadsides c.1930s. Each paper broadside measures 9"x11" matted and framed advertising games played between the Pirates and Chicago White Sox/San Antonio Missions (respectively.) Small pencil notated date of "1936" found on one sign. Some general surface wear to the frames: EX ($300-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 369 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series press pin. Original enamelwork press pin as issued for the 1925 World Series games played at Pittsburgh remains in superb original condition with minimal surface wear. Retains original Whitehead & Hoag identified backing: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 370 1927 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series press pin. Rare and desirable original enamelwork press pin as issued for the 1927 World Series games played at Pittsburgh remains in superb original condition with minimal surface wear. Retains original Whitehead & Hoag identified backing: EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 371 1924 Pittsburgh Pirates team autographed baseball. Very fine 1920s era condition exemplar signed on lt. toned and clear coated J.Heydler NL ball with (26) players incl. Maranville, Traynor, Carey, Cuyler, McKechnie, Cooper, Gooch, and Grimm. Sigs remain very strong ranging from 7-9 out of 10. Inscribed on sweet spot, "To Dad from the Pirates of 1924" along with separate notated date of "1922" although we have dated the ball to 19??. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($1,500-$3,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 372 Pittsburgh Post Gazette folk art baseball scoring board c.1940-50s. Large 37"x43" painted tin scoreboard with stenciled lettering advertising the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and Westinghouse having individual game scores written in period chalk. Includes game between Pirates and Phillies with Robin Roberts pitching. Retains its original painted wooden border and cast iron eyelets for wall mount: VG-EX ($1,000-$3,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 373 Greenville Pirates player attributed Minor League jersey with related glove, cleats and (2) hats c.1948. Cream colored flannel done is similar style to that worn by their Major League parent club has "Pirates" lettered across the front and is trimmed in red/blue piping. "Wilson" manufacturer's tag in the collar has adjacent size "42" flag tag. Strong usage wear throughout with scattered soiling and it appears that a number "16" was removed from the back. Includes pair of hats are differing styles but both related to period Pirates Minor League teams with only by Wilson, the other by Rawlings (very heavy wear and soiling); Spalding brand cleats and unmarked woolen stirrup socks; and Hutch brand left handed trapper model fielder's glove. All pieces originate from the family of player Danny Mays and included is a printed image of Mays dated 1948 and showing him in similar style jersey and hat. Varying degrees of use/wear throughout: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 374 1946 Alf Anderson Pittsburgh Pirates professional model road jersey. Gray flannel zipper front jersey with "Pittsburgh" lettered across the front in block letter font has player number "37" on back. "MacGregor" manufacturer's tag appears in the collar with embroidered strip tag below reading "Anderson 37." Additional embroidered "46" year tag inside. Jersey displays usage and wash wear throughout with some fraying to material. One of the back numbers has a small slit where material has separated and the numbers appear to have aged unevenly (although both appear original, as issued). Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 375 Ralph Kiner life size cardboard advertising display piece c.1950s. Large 26"x64" die cut cardboard advertising display depicting Ralph Kiner in Pirates uniform promoting Sealtest ice cream products. Jointed cardboard standee presents in original condition with cardboard easel backstand having some areas of creasing, few surface abrasions, and general edge wear. Currently displayed within a frame which does have some separation at the corner joints. Difficult and rarely offered 1950s era advertising piece: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $1,050.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 376 Rare 1952 George Strickland Pittsburgh Pirates professional model road jersey. Grey flannel jersey retaining its original "Pittsburgh" team lettering across the front with original #14 on the back. MacGregor Goldsmith tagging inside collar along with "Strickland" chain stitched onto strip tagging. An additional name of "Senerchia" is written in black marker likely denoting Minor League player who inherited the jersey. "Set 1 1952" flag tag found inside the tail front. Excellent general condition with evident use while retraining original color and surface. Very uncommon early Pirates jersey style. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$4,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 377 1949 Pittsburgh Pirates team signed letterhead. Full sized sheet of "Pittsburgh Base Ball Club" stationery (8.5"x11") has been signed by (32) team members and related personnel incl. Honus Wagner, Ralph Kiner, Danny Murtaugh, Dixie Walker, Rip Sewell, Ernie Bonham, and others. All done in period fountain pen or ink rating 7/8 to 8/9 out of 10. Paper has light mailing folds and a touch of other minor wear along with toning at edges and a trio of holes punched at left side. The date "1949" has been stamped twice at top. Highly uncommon medium to encounter signed in this format and likely unique. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: Overall EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 378 1955 Pittsburgh Pirates team autographed baseball. Cream color Giles NL baseball signed by (21) players including Clemente (rookie), Long, Thomas, Law, Groat, Littlefield, and Face. Sigs range from 6-8 out of 10. Uncommon rookie era Clemente signature. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 379 Bill Mazeroski autographed Perez-Steele art postcard original artwork. Original watercolor portrait on artists board, accented with pen and ink likeness of Maz in action, has been signed by the artist Dick Perez at lower left front. This large format original (measuring 15"x22") is the painting off of which the Mazeroski postcard was reproduced for the widely collected Perez-Steele Galleries set. Signed in black marker, "Bill Mazeroski HOF 2001" rating 9/10 out of 10 with outstanding display qualities as one of the most recognizable artists depictions of the famed Pirates hero ever done. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($750-$1,250) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 380 1958 Pittsburgh Pirates team signed baseball. Spalding W.Giles Official National League bears a total of (30) sigs. incl. Clemente (sweetspot), Mazeroski, Kluszewski, Groat, Friend (twice), Stuart, and others. Murtaugh is clubhouse signed. Ink signatures rate 8-8/9 out of 10 and the ball displays an even cream coloration with unusually bold stampings. Striking high grade example with desirable Clemente positioning. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 381 Massive Bill Mazeroski autographed 1960 World Series Game #7 Walk-Off Home Run photograph. Framed 36"x42" oversized black and white image picturing the jubilant Bill Mazeroski running to home plate after winning the 1960 World Series on a walk-off home run in game #7. Signed in blue sharpie along with "10-13-60" dating. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 382 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates team autographed baseball. Near white KDKA Pirates souvenir baseball signed by (21) members of the World Champion Pirates to include Clemente, Mazeroski, Murtaugh, Labine, Haddix, Burgess, Face, Friend, and Law. Sigs range from 6-8 out of 10 with (1) rating 2 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-MT, Signatures: Range EX-NM (with one lesser as noted) ($750-$1,250) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 383 1960 World Series Game #7 Bill Mazeroski walk off home run ticket stub. Original ticket stub as issued for the classic game #7 played at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field in which Bill Mazeroski hit a walk off home run. Very fine general condition with light overall wear: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 384 Choice Roberto Clemente autographed publication photograph. Large color portrait has been signed in blue ink, "Best Wishes, Roberto Clemente" rating 8-8/9 out of 10. Visible area measures approx. 7.75"x10.25" with touch of light evident wear in the form of a very small tear within background color portion. Framed to 14.25"x17.25" overall for display and includes full LOA from JSA: Sig. NM-MT, Photo EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 385 1964 Pittsburgh Pirates team autographed baseball. Off white Giles NL baseball signed by (23) players including Clemente, Mazeroski, Murtaugh, Virdon, Face, Friend, Blass, and Veale. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10. Some age toning with spotting to a side panel/sweet spot area which does affect some of the signatures with primary Clemente panel displaying nicely. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 386 "Follow Me to Forbes Field" metal street sign c.1960. Rare and desirable original cast steel sign directing fans to Pittsburgh's Forbes Field. Sign exhibits expected age war from outdoor display including indentations, paint chipping, and central mounting hole. 24"x24" includes a copy of original photo picturing a similar sign affixed to light pole in Pittsburgh: GD ($1,500-$2,500) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 387 Fine 1961 Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates professional model home jersey. Cream color vest style flannel jersey retains it original "Pirates" team lettering across the front with "9" on the reverse. Rawlings tagging affixed to tail front along with "Mazeroski 44 61" chain stitched in black. Dry clean tag with "Set 1 1961" set tag inside tail front. The shirt show superb use and wash wear while retaining a striking original visual appearance. Signed by Mazeroski in blue sharpie across the tail front. Bill Mazeroski remains to date one of the most revered names in Pirates team history most notably for his iconic walk off home run on game #7 of the 1960 World Series. One of the finest specimens of a Mazeroski game jersey that we have handled in addition to numbering as one of a scant few documented exemplars from the 1960s era. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (jersey) and JSA (autograph): EX ($20,000-$40,000) $15,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 388 April 17, 1965 Pittsburgh Pirates autographed dinner program. Large format printed dinner program as issued for the "Welcome Home Pittsburgh Pirates Dinner" held by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Program is signed on the front cover by (13) Pirates and notables to include Clemente, Face, Friend, Grammas, and Blass. Signatures range from 8-10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,500-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 389 Roberto Clemente autographed baseball. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed just off the sweetspot "Roberto Clemente" with what appears to be a personalization in his hand across the sweetspot. Ink signature rates approx. 3/4 out of 10 with inscription a touch lesser. Ball displays mild even toning with some additional scattered light wear and what appears to be a small moisture stain. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG ($500-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 390 1962 Danny Murtaugh Pittsburgh Pirates professional model road jersey. Desirable grey flannel vest style jersey as worn by the legendary Pirates manager retaining its original "Pirates" team name across the front with #40 on the reverse. Proper MacGregor tagging found inside the collar with "Set 1 1962" flag tag inside the tail front. Jersey presents in fine original condition with appropriate evident use and age wear. Murtaugh ranks as one of the more significant managers in Pirates team history guiding them to World Championships in 1960 and 1971 in addition to compiling more then 1,000 wins in Pirates uniform. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 391 Pittsburgh Pirates autographed baseball with Clemente c.1960. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (9) members of the Pirates incl. Roberto Clemente (sweetspot), Bob Skinner, Vern Law, Bill Virdon, Tom Cheney, Joe Christopher, Don Hoak, and Coaches George Sisler, Frank Oceak. Period ink signatures rate 6 to 7/8 out of 10 with (1) lesser (Law) and an additional which has all but faded from view. Ball displays soiling and usage wear and a red line has been drawn below the signature of Hoak. We relate through the family history of our consignor that it has been passed along that the ball was used in the 1960 World Series although this of course remains impossible to prove. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG-EX, Sigs. VG-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 392 Dick Groat professional model baseball bat autographed by (6) incl. Clemente (very strong 1960 season attribution). Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" long and weighs 34oz. "Groat" is block lettered into the barrel end. Period marker "24" player number notation appears on knob which has "O16" model number impressed. Usage wear is evident throughout with deep and defined ball, stitch, and cleat marks. Signed in vintage marker by Groat (faded, 4/5 out of 10) and ink by (5) incl. Roberto Clemente, Don Hoak, Bill Virdon, Bob Skinner, and Dick Schofield. These signatures rate approx. 4/5-5/6 out of 10 and the pen impressions of another which can not be identified (possibly Mazeroski) are visible upon close inspection. Accompanied by copies of a period newsprint article which includes an image of a Pittsburgh area nun with captioning that indicates she is holding the bat. Text relates that she met Groat and received the signed bat from him "early this season." Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat) and auction LOA from JSA (autos): Overall EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 393 Exceptional Roberto Clemente professional model baseball bat c.1964. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" long and weighs 36.2oz with deeply impressed Clemente facsimile signature on barrel end. Model number "G105" is stamped in the knob which also has a period "21" written on in black marker. Outstanding usage wear evident throughout the barrel with deeply impressed ball and stitch marks, numerous rack marks, and grain swelling. In addition, the upper hitting surface has been scored, a desirable trait observed on several other Clemente bats from this period. Based on the style of centerbrand applied and factory records which indicate shipments of this particular model in 36" length we can date production to 1964; the heart of his career, and a year in which he took home him his second batting title, earned his 5th All-Star selection, and was award the fourth of what would be (12) consecutive Gold Glove Awards. Offered for the first time publicly by the nephew of the Pittsburgh area nun whom obtained it in the period through her friendships with Pirates players. With regard to player specific usage characteristics and succinct first hand provenance, one of the finest Roberto Clemente game bats we have had the pleasure of handling. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($7,500-$10,000) $10,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 394 Rare September 30, 1972 Roberto Clemente 3000th Hit game ticket stub. Original ticket as issued for the game played at Pittsburgh between the Pirates and Mets in which Clemente hit a double off of pitcher John Matlack for the 3000th hit of his career. The game would be the last regular season appearance for Clemente who was tragically killed in an airplane accident later that year. The offered ticket remains in fine overall condition free of creasing or surface abrasions. Reverse has small period ink notation "3000" at the bottom. Highly desirable ticket stub ranks among the more difficult of the modern era: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 395 Superb 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates team autographed baseball. Off white Feeney NL baseball signed by (26) members of the World Champion Pirates to include Clemente, Stargell, Mazeroski, Sanguillen, Ellis, Oliver, Cash, and Virdon. Sigs remain in outstanding original condition ranging from 9/10 out of 10. One of the finest condition exemplars of this tough championship baseball we have handled. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($2,000-$4,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 396 Roberto Clemente autographed album page. Stunning blue ink "Roberto Clemente" signature rating 8/9 out of 10 appears on a crisp album page (just over 4"x5.5"). Large and bold example offers striking display value. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 397 Lot of (3) Pittsburgh Pirates World Series press pins. Includes 1960, 1971, and 1979 each retaining their original backings: NM ($300-$500) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 398 1979 World Series full ticket. Rare and desirable full unused ticket as issued for Game #7 of the 1979 World Series played at Baltimore in which the Pittsburgh Pirates captured the championship. Notably clean condition with minimal overall wear. Very tough full ticket in high grade condition: NM ($300-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 399 Jackie Hernandez autographed Pittsburgh Pirates 1971 team issued blazer and slacks. Stylish black blazer with Pirates team logo buttons on front and sleeves has been signed on the interior lapel, "Jackie Hernandez #2 1971 W.S. Champs." Included pants, patterned in period style and done in Pirates team colors, are likewise signed in the waist in black marker. Both pieces display expected usage and wash wear with pants retaining Larriomrs Swagger Trousers" tagging. Highly unusual offering is the first such pairing we have handled. Includes letter of provenance from Jackie Hernandez and auction LOA from JSA: EX ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 400 Jackie Hernandez autographed Pittsburgh Pirates 1972 team issued "World Champions" blazer. Period blue sports jacket with "Pittsburgh Pirates World Champions" logo applied to left front chest pocket has been signed on the interior, "Jackie Hernandez #2 1972 Team Issued." Also inside are "J" and "H" sewn in initial and "Kountz & Rider" tags. Accented with team logo buttons on sleeves and front and red outer stitching which matches the satin lining. Mild usage/wash wear. The first such example we have handled. Includes letter of provenance from Hernandez and auction LOA from JSA: EX ($400-$600) $600.00
 
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