Completed Live Auctions

 
Back Items For The Auction of July 14, 2015  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 101 Johnny Bench single signed baseball with unique inscription. Selig MLB baseball signed by Bench across the sweet spot in blue ink inscribed on bottom panel, "HOF 1989 Only One Stop Along the Way". Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($200-$400) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 102 Johnny Bench game used batting glove c.1970s. Red suede left handed batting glove worn by Bench as a member of the Cincinnati Reds retaining its original Saranac glove label. Vintage "5" written in black marker on the label indicative of Bench's uniform number. Evident use throughout. **NOTE: The offered batting glove may be autographed by Johnny Bench if the winning bidder wishes to do so but was preserved in its original state for its initial presentation at auction: EX ($200-$400) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 103 Johnny Bench game used batting glove c.1970s. White leather left handed batting glove worn by Bench as a member of the Cincinnati Reds retaining its original Saranac glove label. Evident use throughout. **NOTE: The offered batting glove may be autographed by Johnny Bench if the winning bidder wishes to do so but was preserved in its original state for its initial presentation at auction: EX ($150-$300) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 104 Johnny Bench game used baseball with attribution to his 315th career home run. Charles Feeney National League baseball attributed to have been hit for Bench's 315th career home run. Ball exhibits evident use including surface soiling and scuff markings quite possibly from impact. Period red ink inscription on a side panel, "From V? #315". The game was played on June 15, 1976 between the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies in which Bench connected in the top of the first inning off of Larry Christenson for his 315th home run. Hall of Fame member home run baseball with primary source provenance uncommonly seen at auction. **NOTE: The offered baseball may be autographed by Johnny Bench if the winning bidder wishes to do so but was preserved in its original state for its initial presentation at auction: EX ($500-$1,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 105 Significant Johnny Bench 2,000th career hit baseball. Charles Feeney NL baseball inscribed on side panel, "Hit #2,000 May 4, 1983 Philadelphia Steve Carlton" in period black ink written in Bench's hand. The ball itself exhibits appropriate evidence of game use including surface soiling while retaining strong original manufacturer's stampings. Notable milestone baseball as it relates to Bench's esteemed 17 year Hall of Fame career. The offered baseball represents one of the more notable from Johnny Bench's career given his total of 2,048 lifetime hits. **NOTE: The offered baseball may be autographed by Johnny Bench if the winning bidder wishes to do so but was preserved in its original state for its initial presentation at auction: EX ($4,000-$6,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 106 Johnny Bench 1,500th career hit baseball. Charles Feeney NL baseball inscribed under Rawlings trademark stamping "1500 Hit" written in Bench's hand. The ball shows fine evidence of game use including surface soiling. The milestone hit was a double off of Houston Astros pitcher Joaquin Andujar on April 14, 1978. **NOTE: The offered baseball may be autographed by Johnny Bench if the winning bidder wishes to do so but was preserved in its original state for its initial presentation at auction: EX ($1,000-$3,000) $2,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 107 Johnny Bench 1,200 RBI baseball May 21, 1983 at Philadelphia. Charles Feeney NL baseball as hit for the 1,200th career RBI in Johnny Bench's Hall of Fame career. Ball itself exhibits appropriate game use including surface soiling. Inscribed on side panel in blue ink, "May 21, 1980 1,200 RBI Philadelphia Christenson" written in Bench's hand. The ball was hit for an RBI double off of the Phillies pitcher. Bench accumulated a career total of 1,376 RBIs during his 17 year career. **NOTE: The offered baseball may be autographed by Johnny Bench if the winning bidder wishes to do so but was preserved in its original state for its initial presentation at auction: EX ($750-$1,500) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 108 Johnny Bench single signed baseball with career statistical inscriptions. Selig MLB baseball signed by Bench across the sweet spot in blue ink with (3) career statistics inscribed on top panel: 10X Gold Glove, 14X All Star, All Century Team. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($200-$400) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 109 Johnny Bench single signed baseball with career statistical inscriptions. Selig MLB baseball signed by Bench across the sweet spot in blue ink with (6) career statistics inscribed on top panel: 389 HRs, 1376 RBI, 2048 Hits, 381 Doubles, 24 Triples, 68 SB. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($200-$400) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 110 Johnny Bench autographed Cincinnati Reds replica jersey with unique career statistical inscriptions. Fine quality Mitchell & Ness Cincinnati Red 1969 road flannel style jersey signed by Bench on the front in blue sharpie. Bench has included (6) statistical inscriptions: 12-7-47 DOB, Binger Banger, The Little General, 14X All-Star, 10X Gold Gloves, HOF 89. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 111 Johnny Bench game worn wrist band c.1970s. Vintage red knit wristband worn by Bench as a member of the Cincinnati Reds. Expected general age wear: EX. The lot also includes Johnny Bench single signed baseball with HOF 89 inscription on L.Coleman NL ball: NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) ($200-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 112 Fine Johnny Bench game worn baseball cleats c.1960-70s (Possible Rookie Era). Very early playing career Rawlings black leather cleats as worn by Bench as a member of the Cincinnati Reds. Cleats show excellent use and remain in original condition retaining their "Rawlings Fleetfoot" label on interior of right shoe tongue along with vintage "5" in black marker. Left shoe interior tongue has "5 JB" written in vintage black marker. Based on style dating to comparable examples the offered cleats very likely date to Bench's first several seasons within Major League baseball. **NOTE: The offered baseball cleats may be autographed by Johnny Bench if the winning bidder wishes to do so but were preserved in their original state for their initial presentation at auction. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 113 Johnny Bench game worn baseball cleats c.1980s. Black leather Pro Keds cleats with red trim as worn by Bench as a member of the Cincinnati Reds. Cleats show excellent use and remain in original condition. Interior sole are of each shoe has a vintage "5" in black marker denoting Bench's uniform number. **NOTE: The offered baseball cleats may be autographed by Johnny Bench if the winning bidder wishes to do so but were preserved in their original state for their initial presentation at auction. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG-EX ($500-$750) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 114 Johnny Bench game worn baseball cleats c.1970s. Brilliant red leather Adidas "MVP" cleats as worn by Bench as a member of the Cincinnati Reds. Cleats show excellent use and remain in original condition. Interior sole are of each shoe has a vintage "5" in black marker denoting Bench's uniform number. **NOTE: The offered baseball cleats may be autographed by Johnny Bench if the winning bidder wishes to do so but were preserved in their original state for their initial presentation at auction Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG-EX ($500-$750) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 115 Johnny Bench game used fielder's glove c.1982-83. Rawlings model Pro H-C dating to the 1982-83 seasons in which Bench played at third base for the Cincinnati Reds. Glove exhibits fine use while remaining in outstanding all original condition. "BENCH" written on exterior thumb pocket in vintage black marker. Signed on the back of the glove, "Game Used Third Base Johnny Bench 1983" in blue sharpie. Game used gloves are among the most rare and sought after player equipment pieces to obtain. Primary sourced exemplars from Hall of Fame players are exceedingly uncommon with scant few entering the marketplace annually. Very fine game used glove from one of the game's great defensive players. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (glove) and auction LOA from JSA (signature): EX ($5,000-$7,500) $7,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 116 Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds equipment bag c.1970-80s. Red canvas bag as used by Bench as member of Cincinnati Reds. Each end panel displays Reds logo with "5" denoting Bench's uniform number. General expected wear overall retaining fine original color. **NOTE: The offered baseball equipment bag may be autographed by Johnny Bench if the winning bidder wishes to do so but was preserved in its original state for its initial presentation at auction: VG-EX ($500-$750) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 117 Johnny Bench autographed Cincinnati Reds replica jersey with unique career statistical inscriptions. Fine quality Mitchell & Ness Cincinnati Red 1969 road flannel style jersey signed by Bench on the front in blue sharpie. Bench has included (6) statistical inscriptions: All Century Team, Hall of Fame, 2XMVP, WS MVP, Rookie of the Year, Minor League POY. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 118 Johnny Bench single signed baseball with career award related statistical inscriptions. Selig MLB baseball signed by Bench across the sweet spot in blue ink with (5) career award related statistics: All Century Team, Mel Ott Award 70 & 72, Lou Gehrig Award 1975, Babe Ruth Award 1976, The Hutch Award 1981. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($300-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 119 Johnny Bench single signed baseball with career statistical inscriptions. Selig MLB baseball signed by Bench across the sweet spot in blue ink with (9) career statistics inscribed on side panels: 10 Gold Glove, 14X All Star, All Century Team 1999, ML POY 1967, NL ROY 1968, NL MVP 1970, NL MVP 1972, WS MVP 1976, HOF 1989 . Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 120 Cincinnati Reds "Big Four" autographed baseball bat. Cooperstown Bat Co. commemorative bat signed by the four key members of the Big Red Machine: Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, and Tony Perez. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 121 Lot of (2) Johnny Bench autographed personal items to include: 1978 Johnny Bench's Baseball Calendar signed on front cover in blue sharpie by Bench. Interior of the calendar features handwritten baseball statistics by Bench on game dates during the season: EX and "Bench Warmer" cocktail advertising standee autographed by Bench in blue sharpie on both side panels. Few creases and general handling wear: VG-EX. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs) ($100-$300) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 122 Significant Johnny Bench game used bat from July 26, 1970 Three Home Run Game (NL MVP, NL Championship Season). Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35 1/2" long and weighs 31.8oz. Showing exceptional use including ball marks, stitching impressions, pine tar residue, and light grain swelling. Model number B278 stamped on knob end along with vintage "5" written in black marker also found on end on barrel as well. The offered bat was used in one of the finest offensive performances of Bench's Hall of Fame career on July 26, 1970. During a game played at Riverfront Stadium between the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds hammered the Cardinals by a final score of 12 to 5 behind Bench's offensive explosion. Johnny Bench went 4 for 5 with three home runs and seven RBI's. If that were not impressive enough the three home runs were hit off of Cardinals ace Steve Carlton. Vintage black marker inscription of the game statistics were written by Bench on the barrel of the bat. Absolutely superb Johnny Bench game used bat with career significance that is very likely the finest of its type to have entered the marketplace. **NOTE: The offered baseball bat may be autographed by Johnny Bench if the winning bidder wishes to do so but was preserved in its original state for its initial presentation at auction. Includes a matted and framed photo of Bench in full Reds catching gear c.1970s. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-EX/MT ($10,000-$15,000) $22,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 123 Johnny Bench game used baseball bat c.1983. Gary Redus model Louisville Slugger bat as used by Johnny Bench measuring 33 3/4" long and weighing 32.1oz. Bet shows heavy use including ball marks, stitching impressions, and pine tar residue on the handle. Vintage dymo label affixed to knob end (Redus' number) with period "5" written in black marker indicative of Bench's uniform number. Handle area also have several vintage "5" numerals written in black marker. As confirmed by Johnny Bench the offered Redus bat was used by Bench as well. Interesting and unique Bench game bat with impeccable provenance.**NOTE: The offered baseball bat may be autographed by Johnny Bench if the winning bidder wishes to do so but was preserved in its original state for its initial presentation at auction. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 124 Johnny Bench autographed Cincinnati Reds replica jersey with unique career statistical inscriptions. Fine quality Mitchell & Ness Cincinnati Red 1976 road knit style jersey signed by Bench on the front in blue sharpie. Bench has included (3) statistical inscriptions relating to the 1976 season: 76 World Series Champs, 76 World Series MVP, Big Red Machine. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 125 Very fine Johnny Bench single signed baseball with career statistical inscriptions. Selig MLB baseball signed by Bench across the sweet spot in blue ink with (20) career statistics: 2158 Games, AB 7658, H 2048, R 1091, RBI 1376, ROY 68, MVP 70 & 72, WS MVP 1976, 10X Gold Glove, 14X All Star, .267 BA, .342 OBP, .476 Slugging, OPS 817, 3644 TB, 381 Doubles, 24 Triples, 389 Home Runs, 68 SB, 891BB. Ball itself presents in pristine white condition with a few areas of very minor "feathering" to the ink mentioned for accuracy only. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-Mt ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 126 Johnny Bench personal set of golf clubs. Vintage white and blue leather golf bag along with (7) of Johnny Bench's personal golf clubs. Bag retains Bob Hope Classic embroidered emblem on the front and exhibits evident use. Clubs are Adams Golf "Idea" model with each club having "Johnny Bench" impressed in gold lettering on rubber handle grip. Includes several other golf related items such as "JB" monogrammed ball, leather golf bag tag with "Johnny Bench", umbrella, and some wooden golf tees. **NOTE: The offered golf bag may be autographed by Johnny Bench if the winning bidder wishes to do so but was preserved in its original state for its initial presentation at auction: EX ($500-$750) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 127 Johnny Bench autographed Hall of Fame Guest Admission pass (Bench Induction Year). Original cardboard pass as issued to Bench during his Hall of Fame induction season signed boldly in bleu ink across the front. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($300-$500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 128 Johnny Bench autographed and game worn Pepsi Field of Dreams uniform. Navy blue knit jersey and pants as worn by Bench during the series of games organized by Pepsi in the manner of the "Field of Dreams" motion picture. Hall of Fame players along with other retired Major League players join to play exhibition games in rural settings similar to the field in the movie. Signed by Bench on the back in blue sharpie. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($500-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 129 Cincinnati Reds "Big Four" autographed baseball bat. Cooperstown Bat Co. commemorative bat signed by the four key members of the Big Red Machine: Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, and Tony Perez. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 130 Significant 1989 Johnny Bench -The Catcher+ original painting by Leroy Neiman. Stunning original painting on board depicting Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench in full uniform and catcher+s gear in a standing position. Superb composition, execution, and use of light are vividly evident by Neiman who is universally lauded as the finest sports artist of the 20th century. This particular rendering is one of Neiman+s more popular of the 1970-80s era of Hall of Fame player subjects well illustrated within the related serigraph and print editions of same. The painting is signed at lower left , -Neiman 89+ and -Johnny Bench HOF 89+. The reverse of the painting has also been signed and inscribed in large black marker, -of and for Johnny, your friend Leroy 1989+. Overall sight size measures an impressive 24+x47+ with custom framing having side lighting in red tube bulbs. Outstanding original condition with only a few minute surface flakes mentioned for accuracy only. Important master work from Neiman+s portfolio which was prominently displayed within the Bench residence since its execution. Includes auction LOA from JSA (signature): NM ($40,000-$60,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 131 Johnny Bench autographed Cincinnati Reds professional model hat c.1970-75. Classic red hat as worn by Johnny Bench with embroidered white "C" on front retaining its original Pro KM Cap labeling on interior head band with size 7 3/4. Bench's uniform number "5" written in vintage black marker under the bill. Hat show very fine use including perspiration staining to interior head band as well as some pilling/small pulls to top of hat likely from contact with Bench's mask. Signed on top of the bill, "Johnny Bench 75 WS Champs" in gold paint pen. Exceptional Bench game hat dating to the prime of his Hall of Fame career. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (hat), LOA from MEARS Authentication (Hat, Graded "Authentic"), auction LOA from JSA (autograph), and COA from PSA/DNA (autograph): EX ($1,500-$2,500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 131a July 15, 2015 Round of golf at Coldstream Country Club for (4) golfers. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner for each golfer at the prestigious Coldstream Country Club in conjunction with the Players Trust Golf Tournament. The tournament is being co-hosted by Cincinnati Reds Jay Bruce and Eric Davis featuring participation by numerous athletes and celebrities to include: Ken Griffey Sr., Dave Parker, Reggie Sanders, Royce Clayton, Ron Oester, Scott Williamson, Tom Browning, Bobby Bonilla, Steve Rogers, and Bill Hatcher. The package will include an athlete/celebrity paired with your foursome, photo, and gift bag for each golfer. Proceeds for this lot will benefit the MLBPA Players Trust charities $4,000+ DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 131b July 15, 2015 Round of golf at Coldstream Country Club for (1) golfer. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner for each golfer at the prestigious Coldstream Country Club in conjunction with the Players Trust Golf Tournament. The tournament is being co-hosted by Cincinnati Reds Jay Bruce and Eric Davis featuring participation by numerous athletes and celebrities to include: Ken Griffey Sr., Dave Parker, Reggie Sanders, Royce Clayton, Ron Oester, Scott Williamson, Tom Browning, Bobby Bonilla, Steve Rogers, and Bill Hatcher. The package will include an athlete/celebrity paired with your group, photo, and gift bag for each golfer. Proceeds for this lot will benefit the MLBPA Players Trust charities $1,000+ DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 131c July 15, 2015 Round of golf at Coldstream Country Club for (1) golfer. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner for each golfer at the prestigious Coldstream Country Club in conjunction with the Players Trust Golf Tournament. The tournament is being co-hosted by Cincinnati Reds Jay Bruce and Eric Davis featuring participation by numerous athletes and celebrities to include: Ken Griffey Sr., Dave Parker, Reggie Sanders, Royce Clayton, Ron Oester, Scott Williamson, Tom Browning, Bobby Bonilla, Steve Rogers, and Bill Hatcher. The package will include an athlete/celebrity paired with your group, photo, and gift bag for each golfer. Proceeds for this lot will benefit the MLBPA Players Trust charities $1,000+ DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 132 Tom Seaver autographed professional model baseball bat c.1977-78. Louisville Slugger 125 model K55 bat with "Seaver" block lettered into the barrel measures 34.5" long and weighs 31.7oz. Player number "41" is written on either end in vintage black marker. Mild usage wear with some contact and stitch marks to upper hitting surface which appears to have been scored. Rack streaks throughout. Signed in black marker, "Best wishes, Tom Seaver" rating 7/8 out of 10. Seldom offered with this being one of a very few Seaver to have entered the market. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions, auction LOA from JSA and MEARS (graded A7): EX ($1,500-$2,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 134 1979 George Foster autographed Cincinnati Reds professional model home jersey. White home jersey has Reds team logo patch on left front chest and player number "15" on right. Number also appears on back below the name, "Foster." Rawlings tag on inside front tail notes the size (42) and adjacent is a "Set 1 1979" flag tag. Usage and wash wear evident throughout along with a small area of discoloration at lower back. Signed in marker, "George Foster Gamer 1979" rating 8 out of 10. One of the most feared hitters of the 1970s, George Foster was a key member of the Big Red Machine teams which dominated the National League in the middle part of the decade. He twice lead the League in homeruns and in 1977 was named Most Valuable Player. Fondly remembered he is a fan favorite and member of the Reds Hall of Fame. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 135 1977 George Foster "Mel Ott Memorial Award" from home run Championship. Significant presentational piece has been bestowed by the National League on their leading home run hitter annually since 1959. Wooden frame has silver edge interior portion which is lined in blue felt. A medallion mounted within hosts a relief of Ott that is captioned, "Mel Ott Memorial Award Home Run Championship National League." Below is an engraved Sterling silver placard reading "George Arthur Foster, Cincinnati Reds, 52 Homes (sic) Runs 1977." Touch of light wear throughout with (2) small spots of loss within felt. Foster's performance that year marked the first time a player hit (50) home runs since Willie Mays in 1965 and it would not happen again until Cecil Fielder accomplished the feat in 1990. One of a select few examples of this highly prestigious award to have entered the marketplace: EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 136 1979 Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds professional model home jersey. White home jersey has "Reds" team logo on left front chest and number "8" on right. Number also appears on back below the name, "Morgan." Front tail is custom hemmed with Rawlings manufacturers inside noting size (40). Adjacent is an "Set 1 1979" flag tag. Usage and wash wear evident throughout. Widely considered one of the great second baseman of all-time, Joe Morgan spent (8) years in Cincinnati and was the National League MVP for both of their 1975 and 76 World Series Championship seasons. His number "8" has been retired by the organization. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 137 1975 Cincinnati Reds World Series Champions 10K gold salesman's sample ring. Vintage ring of classic design has "Cincinnati Reds 1975 World Champions" lettered on the beveled edge. Top face has a red stone background accenting a large CZ stone. Left shank has a rendering of the World Series trophy set over leaf garland with "Reds 4 Red Sox 3" noted at bottom. Right shank has "Bench" atop "Big Red Machine" titling within a relief of Riverfront Statdium and his jersey number, "5" at bottom. Marked "Balfour 10K" on interior band which has some additional markings. Size (11) with touch of light wear. Weighs (30) grams: EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 138 1975 Cincinnati Reds World Champions plaque. Vintage wooden 8"x10" plaque has metal plate affixed at front which bears printed on "1975 Cincinniat Reds" titling, team and National League logos, and "World Champions" noted at bottom. Facsimile signatures of team members likewise printed throughout. Although source is unknown it is possible that these were produced for those closely associated with the organization. Touch of light wear: EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 139 1975 Cincinnati Reds team autographed baseball (World Champions). Off white Feeney NL ball signed by (20) members of the World Champion "Big Red Machine" to include Rose, Morgan, Foster, Perez, Anderson, Kluszewski, and Concepcion. Missing Bench. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10. Notably high grade example from this desirable championship team. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,250) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 140 1976 Cincinnati Reds World Series Champions 10K gold salesman's sample ring. Vintage ring of striking design has a deep relief of the World Series trophy on top face which is lettered "Cincinnati Reds '76 World Champions" and accented by a large CZ stone. Left shank has a rendering of Riverfront Stadium with the National League Centennial logo at bottom and "Reds 4 Yanks" noted at top. Right shank has "Bench" atop "Big Red Machine" and his jersey number, "5." Marked "Balfour 10K" on interior band which has some additional markings. Size (11) with touch of light wear. Weighs (30) grams: EX/MT ($4,000-$6,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 141 Unique 1975 Cincinnati Reds linen stadium display piece. Handmade linen display with charming folk art qualities as created in honor of the 1975 World Champion Cincinnati Reds. Linen display measures 68"x82" having player names in red ink vertically on each side with nicely stenciled Reds insignia at the corners. Hand stitched lettering for team name and "World Champions" found at top and bottom margins. Fine original condition with expected light surface wear. Very handsome period disply item with relation to the Big Red Machine: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $899.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 142 July 12, 1975 Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Mets game ball (Championship season). Spalding C.Feeney Official National League baseball displays considerable usage wear. Includes paper stock team issued Reds COA confirming use in their 3-2 win and has several partially faded vintage ink notatations used by the club in the verification process: EX ($250-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 143 1975 Cesar Geronimo Cincinnati Reds World Series trophy. Original high quality figural trophy fashioned after the full sized version representing one of the most recognizable and desirable Championship season mementos. Those with direct provenance to prominent team members are seldom offered with this example being one of only a handful to reach the market. Stands 12" tall with a series of team name lettered brass pennants circling the perimeter of a black plinth base. Set atop are a pair of World Series press pin accents and brass hoop with crown finial. Band which encircles the base has been lettered "Cincinnati Reds World Champions 1975 Cesar Geronimo, Centerfielder" at front. Touch of light tarnish to metal portions and a hint of other wear: EX/MT ($7,500-$10,000) $13,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 144 1976 Cesar Geronimo Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Quintessential trophy features a wood base with brass placard applied to front that reads "1976 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Presented To Cesar Geronimo - 3 Time Winner...". Just above is an additional placard bearing printed on likeness. Displayed at top center is a Rawlings "All-Star Fielding Team" Geronimo model glove which is finished in gold and flanked by a pair similarly colored baseballs set in pronged supports. A pair of enameled metal Rawlings logos adorn the base. Touch of light wear and mild/moderate surface loss effects the glove and (1) ball. Arriving in Cincinnati in a blockbuster trade which helped to solidify the core of the "Big Red Machine" Cesar Geronimo became a key member of the Reds roster. From 1974 to 1977 he won four consecutive Gold Glove Awards contributing to (3) National League titles and a pair of World Series Championships. Includes signed letter of provenance from Cesar Geronimo: EX/MT ($5,000-$7,500) $9,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 145 1976 Cincinnati Reds commemorative tray in original box. Vintage pressed metal tray with team photo printed on has "1976 World Champion Cincinnati Reds" titling printed at top. In like new condition with no mentionable wear and includes the original box: NM ($200-$400) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 146 Lee May Cincinnati Reds basketball team jersey c.1976. Short sleeved red shirt with sewn on powder blue star accents has number "49" on front. Number also appears on back below "May" nameplate. "Wolf" manufacturers tag in the collar lists the size (L). Light wear. Includes signed letter of provenance from the individual whom organized the team stating it was used in 1976. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($250-$500) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 147 June 14, 1976 Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs game ball (Championship season). Spalding C.Feeney Official National League baseball displaying usage wear remains sealed in it's original vintage plastic bag. Also inside is the paper stock team issued Reds COA confirming use in their 3-2 win: EX ($250-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 148 1976 Cincinnati Reds World Champions souvenir pennant. Desirable pennant featues facsimile signatures of the World Champion Reds players. Very light general age toning: EX-MT ($100-$200) $75.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 149 Rare 1976 World Series game used baseball with COA from Cincinnati Reds. Original Charles Feeney NL baseball as used during Game #1 played at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium on October 16, 1976. Teh Reds defeated the Yankees in the opening game of the 1976 World Series in defense of their 1975 Big Red Machine World Championship season. Ball shows evident use including black scuff mark on the Spalding manufacturer's stamping. Dated in period ink on sweet spot, "10/16/76". Includes an original certificate of authenticity from the Cincinnati Reds Inc. as this ball and others were offered to collectors by the Reds. Fine World Series game used baseball with uncommon primary source provenance. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $2,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 150 1976 Tony Perez autographed professional model bicentennial bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model R43 bat with Perez facsimile signature burned into the barrel along with the Bicentennial logo as used in 1976 exclusively. Measures 35.5" long and weighs 32.1. Strong use with ball contact and stitch marks throughout the hitting surface along with red rack streaks and an expertly repaired handle crack. The number "24" has been written twice on the knob and once on barrel end in vintage marker. Signed "Tony Perez" in marker rating 7/8 out of 10. Choice example dating to a Championship season. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $1,694.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 151 Johnny Bench autographed professional model baseball bat c.1975. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Bench facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 31.1oz. Model number "B278" is stamped in the knob which has vestiges of a faint vintage number "5" written on. Strong usage wear evident throughout with stitch and ball contact marks along with some cleat marks and a few faint rack marks. Pine tar remains on upper handle. Signed in blue marker, "Johnny Bench #5 1975" rating 8/9 out of 10. An outstanding example with fine display qualities matching Louisville Slugger factory records as made for a shipped to Bench during the Reds Championship season. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 152 Pete Rose autographed professional model baseball bat c.1973-75. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Rose facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 34.75" long and weighs 34oz. Deeply impressed ball and stitch marks are visible on the lower hitting surface along with a few light rack streaks. Player number "14" is written on either end in vintage red marker and there is pine tar on the upper handle. Signed in marker, "Best Wishes Pete Rose #14" rating 7/8 out of 10. It appears that a personalization was removed just above and the area was refinished. Very nice example dating to one of the more productive periods of his career. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,931.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 153 1972 Cincinnati Reds National League Championship 14K gold ring. Original ring as issued to a long time Scout has the Reds team logo on top face which is accented by (11) small rubies. "Cincinnati 1972 N.L. Champions" is lettered around the edge. Left shank has the National League logo in high relief and reads "Reds - 3 Pirates - 2" at bottom. Right has the name "Gruwell" atop a rendering of Riverfront Stadium. Marked "Balfour 14K" on interior band. Size 9.5 with a touch of light wear. Weighs (30) grams: EX/MT-NM ($4,000-$6,000) $3,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 154 1972 Cincinnati Reds NL Champions souvenir pennant. Uncommon team photo pennant as issued for the NL Champion Reds at the 1972 World Series. Very clean general condition: EX-MT ($150-$250) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 155 Denis Menke autographed 1972 World Series professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat has Menke facsimile siganture and "1972 - World Series Cincinnati Reds" block lettered into the barrel. Measures 34.5" long and weighs 32oz with model number "G105" stamped in the knob. Hint of light surface wear with no mentionable use and signed "Denis Menke" in marker rating 8 out of 10. A two time All-Star, Menke joined the Reds in the same landmark trade which brought future Hall of Famer Joe Morgan to the team just before the 1972 season and laid the groundwork for the Big Red Machine era. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 156 Pete Rose "Babe Ruth Crown" for "Outstanding Batting Achievement." Highly visual award piece done in the fashion of the "Sultan of Swat Award" which was an honor bestowed each year, starting in 1956, to the player with the highest slugging percentage. The roster of recipients read like a who's who of great hitters to include Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, Ernie Banks, Harmon Killebrew, and even Joe DiMaggio whom was honored in 1956 for his 1939 season statistics. This later period piece, awarded by the same organization, offers similar display value with some subtle differences in text/design. Done in brass with affixed placard at front that reads, in both applied block letter and engraved text, "Babe Ruth Crown Presented to Pete Rose, For Outstanding Batting Achievement, Maryland Professional Baseball Players Association." The (6) points are each done to resemble a baseball diamond with colored jewel fitted at center. Ringing the body are applied crossed bat/ball decor pieces alternating with engraved career related statistics/notations. In fine overall condition with hint of light tarnish/wear mentioned for accuracy. Includes signed letter of provenance from Pete Rose: EX/MT ($50,000-$75,000) $32,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 157 Jim Maloney 1970 World Series professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat has Maloney facsimile siganture and "1970 World Series Cincinnati Reds" block lettered into the barrel. Measures 34.5" long and weighs 31.5oz with model number "D143" stamped in the knob. Usage wear evident throughout with scattered ball, stitch, and some rack marks. Handle crack is not visible when positioned for display. The hard throwing Maloney was a regular in the Reds pitching rotation throughout the 1960s and is a member of the team's Hall of Fame. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 158 Darrel Chaney 1970 World Series professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat has Chaney facsimile siganture and "1970 World Series Cincinnati Reds" block lettered into the barrel. Measures 35" long and weighs 32.4oz. Model number "D143" is stamped in the knob which has vintage marker "12" written on. Touch of light surface wear with little to no use. Chaney played in (3) World Series for the Cincinnati Reds including their 1975 Championship. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 159 Set of (4) Cincinnati Reds World Series press pins. Includes one each for years 1970, 1972, 1975, and 1976: NM ($200-$400) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 160 1970 Cincinnati Reds team autographed baseball (NL Champions). Off white Giles NL ball signed by (24) players including Bench, Rose, Perez, Kluszewski, Anderson, Carbo, and Woodward. Sigs range from 6-8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 161 Fine 1971 Pete Rose autographed Cincinnati Reds professional model road jersey (with possible 1970 World Series attribution). Playing with determined intensity Pete Rose cemented a baseball legacy that is rooted in his time as a central figure in Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine." The 1970 season marked the first in which the team reached post-season play and offered a glimpse of the dominance they would put on display in capturing (4) National League titles and a pair of World Series Championship during his time with the club. Desirable all original gray flannel jersey has "Cincinnati" lettered across the front with number "14" below. Number also appears on back below the name, "Rose." Chain stitch embroidered strip tag in the collar reads "Rose" and the year "1971" is done in similar fashion on the front tail. Also on front tail is a Wilson manufacturers tag noting size (42). The jersey remains in an exceptional state of preservation displaying mild usage and wash wear with no mentionable flaws. Signed in black marker, "Pete Rose 1971" rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes a detailed letter from MEARS with assigned grade of "A10" (their highest rating for a jersey which has been deemed "Authentic") and presents evidence that it was possibly issued for use in the 1970 World Series based on button placement/configuration and photographic analysis. LOA from Hunt Auctions and LOA from JSA: EX ($20,000-$30,000) $18,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 162 1969 Cincinnati Reds team autographed baseball. Lightly toned Giles NL ball signed by (26) players including Bench, Perez, Rose, Brostol, and Tolan. Sigs range from 5-8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Raneg EX-EX/MT ($300-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 163 1967 Cincinnati Reds team autographed baseball. Near white Giles NL ball signed by (23) players including Rose, Perez, Pappas, and Bristol. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 164 Leo Cardenas 1968 All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat has Cardenas facsimile siganture and "All Star Game 1968 - Houston" block lettered into the barrel. Measures 35" long and weighs 31oz. Signed in marker "Leo Cardenas" rating 7/8 out of 10 with light surface wear and a hint of possible use. Cardenas played (9) seasons with the Cincinnati Reds including six as their regular shortstop playing with them in 1961 World Series and earning a Gold Glove in 1965. He is a member of the team's Hall of Fame. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 165 Jim Maloney 1965 All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat has Maloney facsimile siganture and "1965 All Star Game Minnesota" block lettered into the barrel. Measures 34.5" long and weighs 29.4oz. Model number "M117" is stamped in the knob which has vintage marker "46" written on. Evident usage wear with scattered ball, stitch, and rack marks. Maloney made his lone All-Star appearance in 1965 winning (20) games for the Cincinnati Reds and threw a No-Hitter. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 166 Tony Perez autographed professional model baseball bat c.1968-70. Adirondack model 302 Big Stick with "Tony Perez" block lettered into the barrel measures 35.5" long and weighs 34.1oz. Model number "220A" has been stamped in the knob which has a faded vintage "24" written on in marker. Touch of light surface wear with some light possible use and a few rack streaks. Mentioned for accuracy are several small holes with appears on both the handle and barrel. Signed in black marker rating 8/9 out of 10 with outstanding display value. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 167 Pete Rose autographed professional model baseball bat c.1965-68. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Rose facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 36" long and weighs 32.5oz. Model number "S222" is stamped in the knob. Strong usage wear evident throughout with deeply embedded ball and stitch marks primiarly situated on the lower hitting surface which has some grain swelling due to repeated contact. There are also some red rack streaks and pine tar on remains on cracked handle. A large vintage "Best Wishes, Pete Rose" signature rating 8 out of 10 is ideally positioned for display and serves to place the bat in his hands in the period. Ideal early career example with exceptional display value. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 168 1961 Vada Pinson Cincinnati Reds player's contract. Official contract as issued by the Cincinnati Reds to Vada Pinson for the 1961 season in which the Reds won the National League pennant. Signed on interior by Pinson, Reds V.P. Wm. Dewitt, and NL Pres. Warren Giles. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 169 Vada Pinson professional model baseball bat c.1961-64. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "Pinson" block lettered into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 34.6oz. Vintage marker "28" has been written on the knob which has model number "D143" stamped in. Exceptional usage wear evident throughout with stitch and ball marks coating the barrel which has grain separation due to repeated contact. In addition there are numerous rack marks/streak and a handle crack. A noted centerfield and winner of (4) Gold Gloves, Vada Pinson's best seasons were spent with the Cincinnati Reds and he was a key member of their 1961 N.L. Championship team. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 170 1961 Cincinnati Reds NL Champions souvenir pennant. Uncommon full size pennant dating to the 1961 Reds NL Championship season featuring player names on a scroll at left end. Light general surface wear: EX ($150-$250) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 171 Vintage Cincinnati Reds late 1960s or early 70s professional quality shirt. Red durene pullover has "Reds" team name lettered on left front chest and across the back in white tackle twill. "Wilson" manufacturers tag in the collar notes size (44). Light evident usage and wash wear throughout with exceptional display qualities. Rare piece and the first we have seen or offered. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 172 Cincinnati Reds professional model hat c.1960s. Appealing style as worn for road games done in gray with red embroidered "C" team logo, button accent, and brim. "Wilson Professional Cap" tag remains on interior band which has size (6 7/8) stamped on along with date code suggesting production in 1960. Usage wear evident throughout with the hat remaining very well preserved and an ideal example for display. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 173 Ed Bailey 1960 All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat has Bailey facsimile siganture and "1960 All Star Game Kansas City New York" block lettered into the barrel. Measures 36" long and weighs 32.3oz with model number "B193" stamped in the knob. Usage wear evident throughout with ball, cleat, and a few rack marks along with some soiling/discoloration. This was the third of what become (5) All-Star appearances for Bailey whom was a member of the Cincinnati Reds. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 174 Cincinnati Reds nodder c.1960s. Vintage doll remains in fine overall condition with vibrant coloration and a touch of light toning and nearly incidental wear. There is (1) small hairline crack to underside of the head: EX-EX/MT ($200-$300) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 175 Magnificient 1894 Spalding "Most Popular Player" presentational bat. Spalding brand bat (model "No. O.X.") has applied metal accenture throughout with the endcaps decorated in repousse floral pattern. Rectangular plate applied to left of manufacturers mark reads in full, "Peter Brogan Of The Woodline B.B. Club, Voted The Most Popular Base Ball Player In South Brooklyn, November 15th 1894." Additional circular ball shaped plate to the right reads, "Presented by Yager & Gabey 326 Columbia St. Brooklyn N.Y." In fine overall condition with original surface intact exhibiting only minor surface wear to teh bat itself and some light surface tarnishing to the metal placards. . Baseball's history has deep roots in Brooklyn with some of the best known early teams originating in the area. Although the particular accomplishments of Brogan the player, and record of Woodline Club, remain unknown this piece presents as one of the most tastefully executed early presentational bats we have handled with regarding to quality of construction and level of preservation: EX-EX/MT ($30,000-$40,000) $25,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 176 Fine Spalding ring decorated ring bat c.1870-80s. Superb example of the highest quality for the era and manufacturer measuring 39 1/2" in length and weighing 34.1 ounces. The bat retains its original Spalding manufacturer's log stenciled at the centerbrand area along with (4) decorative rings. Strong original patina with a few chips from handled area and barrel end (reverse side). Relatively small handle crack/fissure visible as well. One of the finest of this type of 19th century bat we have encountered: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $3,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 177 Ty Cobb Louisville Slugger decal decorative baseball bat c.1915. Full size J.F. Hillerich & Son model baseball bat measuring 32 1/2" long features a color decal of Ty Cobb on the barrel era. Rare vertical format decal remains approx. 85% intact in original unrestored condition. Few surface chips are visible to the facial area of Cobb's image: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 178 Joe Wood c.1912 presentational pocket watch in recognition of his pitching and the Boston Red Sox Championship. Stately 14k gold pocket watch by Dubois with Longines movement has "JW" initials engraved on outer casing and lengthy inscription on the interior reading in full, "Presented to Joe Wood By His Friend A.E. Smith, In appreciation of his Splendid Pitching which brought the World's Championship to Boston, 1912." Wood, 22 years old in 1912, put forth an exceptional season long effort winning (34) games en route to a World Series apperance against the New York Giants. In a now Legendary performance he faced Christy Mathewson twice and is credited with (3) of the Red Sox wins including the final and deciding Game (8). In a 1981 New Yorker article Wood recounted Smith, a prominent Boston area businessman, gifting him the watch stating, "I've had that watch for 68 years...I always carried it in my vest pocket." Watch face, set below glass, has some minor scattered cracks/fissures and a small area of loss at lower left. The casing has light to moderate general age and handling wear along with a small indentation at one side. Desirable period piece as relates to perhaps the most important member of the 1912 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox team. Includes vintage leather pouch in which Wood housed the watch and letter of provenance from the Wood Family: EX ($20,000-$30,000) $20,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 179 Significant 1911 Philadelphia Athletics World Champions pendant presented to Bris Lord. Striking circular charm with garland ringed edge has "World's Champions 1911" lettered on. A stone at center is set within baseball field dÄcor. "Philadelphia Athletics" team name is engraved on the back along with player name, "Briscoe Lord." The medal displays a hint of light wear which is largely mentioned for accuracy. One of the more appealing designs which pre-dates the awarding of Championship rings and an extraordinary rarity with a scant few examples to have entered the market. After capturing their first World Series Championship in 1910 the Athletics repeated again in 1911 lead by their fabled "$100,000 Infield." Although the team counted four future Hall of Famers amongst their ranks, Legendary Manager Connie Mack is said to have acknowledged that it was the signing of Bris Lord in 1910 that pushed them from perennial Pennant winners to World Series Champions. Includes letter of provenance from the Lord Family: EX/MT ($15,000-$20,000) $45,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 180 Exceedingly rare 1910 Philadelphia Athletics Imperial sized team photograph. Imposing large format photograph of the Championship team with members shown on field and posed in full home uniforms. Among their ranks are a host of the era's best known players highlighted by Eddie Plank, Frank Baker, Chief Bender, Eddie Collins, and Legendary Manager Connie Mack. Baseball's first true dynasty, the Athletics teams of the early 20th Century won (6) American League Pennants between 1902 and 1914 and in 1910 won their first World Series Championship. They would go on to repeat in 1911 and then did it again in 1914. One of less than half a dozen Imperial sized examples of this photograph which are known to have survived, this example derives from the estate of outfielder Bris Lord. All others which have surfaced can similarly be traced back to a team source. Image displays a crisp clarity which is especially uncommon given the era and large size. It has been laid to backing by a professional conservator and lightly cleaned however a strip of discoloration remains at extreme right edge All (4) corners have been restored (replaced with modern color matched paper) as have portions of the edges. All work was done at the highest level of quality with attention paid to the historical import of the piece itself. Measures 20.5"x36.5" overall with image size of 18"x33". Includes letter of provenance from the Lord Family: Displays EX, see description ($5,000-$10,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 181 Fine collection of original photographic materials from the personal collection of Honus Wagner c.1907-1925. Total of (8) pieces all having originated directly from the estate of Honus Wagner to include: Fine Pittsburgh Pirates partial team photograph c.1915 including Wanger. 5"x7" matted and framed with excellent contrast/clarity (not inspected out of frame): EX; Studio cabinet photograph (4"x6" picturing Honus Wagner and his brother identified in pencil on verso, (Wagner 1907) on the back which may well be in Wagner's hand: EX; Max Butcher signed 8"x10" photo to Wagner: EX; 8"x10" photo of Wagner in Pirates uniform as a coach c.1930s: EX; 8"x10" image picturing Wagner in Pirates uniform with group of men in street clothes in stadiuum setting c.1915-20: EX; in addition to several other small images and ephemera. Includes auction LOA from JSA (signatures) ($1,000-$2,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 182 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates large format advertising supplement. Oversized period piece as issued by the Pittsburgh Gazette Times in recognition of the Pirates N.L. Championship and impending appearance in the World Series. Team members and related personelle are pictured throughout incl. Hall of Famers Max Carey, KiKi Cuyler, Fred Clarke, Bill McKechnie, Pie Traynor, and Barney Dreyfus. Exceptional display value with minor wear and hint of toning generally confined to the edges. A small pinhole at top center is the result of prior mounting and there is some more accentuated wear at very top. Seldom offered and a choice piece as relates to the Pirates World Series Championship season. Measures 19"x28" overall: EX with superior display qualities ($750-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 183 1926 World Series program with original envelope (Ruth Three Home Run Game). Original program as issued for game played at St. Louis between the Yankees and Cardinals. Interior is neatly scored in pencil for Game #4 in which Babe Ruth belted three home runs relating to a promise he made to a young Johnny Sylvester who he had met in the hospital. Exterior covers are very fine with light toning to the back. Some minor interior page foxing to the edges of the center scoring pages. The program also includes a very rare original mailing envelope featuring decorative Cardinals logo at top having some light creasing throughout: Program: EX, Enevlope: VG ($750-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 184 1935 Chicago Cubs World Series "Ford Broadcast" original poster art. Oversized mockup likely served as an original off of which posters were made to promote Ford sponsorship of the 1935 World Series. Comprised of affixed upper titling portion and a larger area below which has closely cropped black and white original photographic images affixed of team members incl. Chuck Klein and Gabby Hartnett along with Manager Charlie Grimm at center. "Chicago Cubs" is noted at bottom along with "1935 National League Champs." Measures 25"x38" overall with some generally minor scattered imperfections. Photographers masking was applied where needed in preparation for use: EX ($300-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 185 Important 1923 New York Yankees "World's Champions" gold pocket watch presented to Doc Woods. Five sided watch by Gruen is beautifully engraved on back of the casing with a batter, pitcher, and catcher scene. "Yankees" is lettered across the top and a caption below reads "World's Champions 1923." Engraved on the interior, "Presented by Yankee Baseball Club To A.A. Woods" and marked "Gruen Verithin" along with "14K.G." The original face (under glass) has a few very small areas of discoloration (mostly at top) and the watch displays some mild general handling and age wear. After losing the World Series to their cross town rival New York Giants in both 1921 and 22, the Yankees opened the 1923 season to great fanfare. The team introduced a newly built Stadium, summarily dubbed "The House That Ruth Built", and the crowd was not dissapointed when Babe christened it with a homerun. Finishing atop the American League they once again met the Giants in Championship play and this time emerged the victor; it was the foundation of Yankee dominance of baseball throughout the 20th Century and the first of a remarkable (27) World Series Championships to follow. An historically significant piece as presented to the Yankees highly regarded team physician and one of the more desirable pieces of 1920s era baseball related jewelry: EX ($40,000-$60,000) $37,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 186 Hillerich & Bradsby Louisville Slugger metal baseball bat rack c.1939. Standing wire bat rack with (12) bat receptacles measures 45" tall with original painted metal advertising sign on top. Red and black sign features H&B logo and advertises the fact that Louisville Slugger bats are used by members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. In outstanding overall condition with a touch of light wear: EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 187 Rare Harry Hooper single signed baseball. Off white Wilson "Babe Ruth League" model baseball signed across a side panel, "Harry Hooper Red Sox 1909-1920" in black ink. Signature rates 8 out of 10 presenting nicely above the inscription in Hooper's hand. Very fine condition grade specimen of a tough Hall of Fame member with a brief signature acquisition period having been elected in 1971 and deceased in 1974. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: EX/MT, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$4,000) $2,057.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 188 Exceptional Kid Nichols single signed baseball. Bold blue ink "With Sincere Regards, Charles Kid Nichols" full name signature appears across the sweetspot of a MacGregor Goldsmith "Official League" baseball. The signature rates 8 out of 10 and contrasts well against the ball's lightly toned surface. Given the significance and condition grade of the offered baseball, and for the sake of accuracy, we note a few extremely minor scattered condition imperfections which would not typically warrant mention. These include a minute area under the signature where a tiny line of modern era ink was professionally removed. This is detectable only under magnification and has no negative impact on the ball or signature itself again mentioned for extreme accuracy only. Nichols broke into the Major Leagues with the 1890 Boston Beaneaters winning (27) games to begin a string of (10) consecutive (20) win seasons. Interspersed were a Major League record (7) in which he recorded (30) or more and he lead the Beaneaters to (5) National League pennants during the period. He is the youngest pitcher in history to reach the three hundred win plateau and is currently ranked 7th all-time with a career total of (361). He was elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1941 and autograph seekers were given a limited window of time to seek out his signature. The rarity of a Nichols single signed baseball can not be overstated with this the first we can recall auctioning and one of the finest condition examples to have surfaced. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM with note to description ($15,000-$25,000) $18,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 189 Fine Hall of Famer autographed baseball c.1940s. Cream color Harridge AL ball (faded stampings) signed by an incredible combinatioon of (16) baseball Hall of Fame members. Players include Cy Young, Ty Cobb, Carl Hubbell, Hugh Duffy, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Pie Traynor, Eddie Collins, Rogers Hornsby, Fred Clarke, Mickey Cochrane, Kid Nichols, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, Ed Walsh, and Charlie Gehringer. Signatures range from 6 to 8 out of 10. Quite literally one of the more unique Hall of Famer autographed baseballs we have offered with substantive roster of elite tier players. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range EX-EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 190 Very fine June 12, 1939 Baseball Hall of Fame Inauguration autographed postal commemorative cover. Original postal cover as issued in commemoration of the June 12, 1939 Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies held at the inaugural opening of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Large format cover measuring 4 1/4" x 9 1/2" featuring decorative image of Doubleday Field at left end and has been postmarked June 12, 1939 at Cooperstown, NY. The cover has been signed by an amazing grouping of (23) ceremonial participants to include Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, Cy Young, Walter Johnson, G.C. Alexander, Eddie Collins, George Sisler, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Connie Mack, Kennesaw M. Landis, Clark Griffith, Bill Terry, Ford Frick, Warren Giles, W.B. McKechnie, and U.S. Postmaster General James Farley. Black fountain pen signatures remain in very fine original condition ranging from 8-10 out of 10. The Hall of Fame inaugural ceremonies remain one of the more notable and significant events in baseball history with an assemblage of Hall of Fame players which may well be the finest in the history of the game. Cover has been neatly separated for display as it was signed on both front and back due to signature quantity. The cover itself has a few expected fold lines likely from original mailing with some very minor edged flakes and chips. Archivally matted and framed for display with an 8"x10" image taken at the 1939 Hall of Fame ceremonies. Superb rarity ranking as one fo the finer baseball autographed pieces of its type that we have offered. Includes auction LOA from JSA: ($10,000-$20,000) $15,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 191 Jimmie Foxx autographed government postcard. Unlined government postcard signed in bold black ink by Foxx rating 9 out of 10. Postmarked 1957 on the reverse with card having been trimmed at the edges. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $436.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 192 Larry Lajoie autographed government postcard. Unlined government postcard signed in blue ink by Lajoie rating 8 out of 10. Lajoie has added in "Good Luck" salutation along with "3-10-56" dating. Postmarked 1956 on the reverse with card having been trimmed at the edges. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 193 J.Frank Baker autographed government postcard. Unlined government postcard signed in bold blue ink by Baker rating 9 out of 10. Postmarked 1955 on the reverse with card having been trimmed at the edges. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 194 Thomas Connolly autographed government postcard. Unlined government postcard signed in bold blue ink by Baker rating 9 out of 10. Postmarked 1956 on the reverse with card having been trimmed at the edges. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 195 Rogers Hornsby autographed government postcard. Unlined government postcard signed in blue ink by Lajoie rating 8 out of 10. Hornsby has added "1956" dating. Postmarked 1956 on the reverse with card having been trimmed at the edges. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 196 Scarce J.Franklin Baker autographed personal check. Playing career dated 1922 personal check beautifully signed in black fountain pen, "J.Franklin Baker" and the bottom rating 8/9 out of 10. Tiny puncture at center of check which is consistent with the scant few other Baker checks that have been offered from Baker's desk check "skewer". Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 197 1927 Pie Traynor presentational wristwatch - Pirates National League Championship season. Longines brand watch has been engraved on back of the casing, "Presented To Capt. Harold Pie Traynor, Pittsburgh Pirates, by Somerset Progressive Ass'n, July 23, 1927." Traynor and the Pittsburgh Pirates were in the midst of a Championship season and would go on to play the New York Yankees in a now fabled World Series. Mild use and general age wear with what appears to be the original band that is marked, "AW 14K" on the closure: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 198 1924 Chicago Cubs team autographed baseball. Lightly soiled Heydler NL ball signed by (26) players to include G.C. Alexander, Leo Hartnett, Killefer, Aldridge, Heathcote, Grantham, and Adams. Majority of signatures remain clear and legible ranging from 3-8 out of 10 with Alexander rating 7/8 and Hartnett 8. Very rare vintage Cubs team signed baseball dating as one of the earliest period examples we have handled. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range GD/VG-EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,943.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 199 1925 Washington Senators team autographed baseball (AL Champions). Moderately toned B.Johnson AL baseball signed by (23) members of the AL Champion Senators to include Johnson, Harris, Goslin, Covaleskie, Rice, Peckinpaugh, Leibold, and Schacht. Signatures range from 4-8 out of 10 withthe majority grading 5/6 or better. Very desirable AL Championship team ball of the 1920s era not commonly offered at auction. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range VG-EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 200 1929 Philadelphia Athletics team autographed baseball (World Champions). Moderately toned Barnard AL baseball signed by (23) members of the World Champion 1929 A's to include Foxx, Grove, Mack, Collins, Dykes, Haas, and Yerkes. Signatures range from 2-7 out of 10 with majority grading 4/5 or better. Very rare and desirable World Championship team ball from one of the finest teams in the history of the game. Includes its original ball box (missing lid). Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signatrures: Range PR/GD-EX ($500-$750) $350.00
 
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