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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 201 Cy Young and Bob Feller autographed baseball. Lightly toned Spalding "Official Little League" model baseball having been signed in blue ink by Hall of Fame pitchers Cy Young and Bob Feller. Young has signed on the side panel rating 5/6 out of 10 with Feller found on adjacent panel rating 8 out of 10. Carl Stotz Little League Commissioner stamp dates the ball to the formative years of the League in which both Young and Feller were involved. Very unique combination baseball displaying each as a single signed example. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range VG/EX-EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 202 Fine 1934 New York Yankees team autographed baseball. Lightly toned Spalding "Babe Ruth Home Run Special" model baseball signed by (22) players to include Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Dickey, Ruffing, Crosetti, Rolfe, Gomez, and Crosetti. Signatures range from 6 to 8 out fo 10 with Ruth displaying prominently across one sweet spot and Gehrig on the other. Small area of vintage writing which has been abraded to the left of "Gehrig" mentioned for accuracy only. Very fine condition grade example with outstanding display qualities. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($5,000-$10,000) $11,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 203 1931 Philadelphia Athletics team autographed baseball (AL Champions). Moderately toned and clear coated Barnard AL ball signed by (22) members of the AL Champion Athletics including Foxx, Mack, Grove, Simmons, Collins, Cochrane, Earnshaw, Haas, and Gleason. Signatures range from 6-9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 204 Fine Joe McCarthy single signed baseball. Nearly pristine unused "Home of Baseball Cooperstown, NY' model baseball signed across the sweet spot by NY Yankees Hall of Famer Joe McCarthy. Black fountain pen signature rates 7/8 out of 10 presenting beautifully with ball itself having minimal notable wear. One of the finest McCarthy single signed examples we have encountered. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($3,000-$5,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 205 Frank Frisch single signed baseball. Lightly toned Cronin AL ball signed across a side panel, "The Old Flash Frank Frisch". Black ink signature presents very nicely rating 7/8 out of 10. The ball itself has some typical age and handling wear including minor surface scratching. Very desirable single signed Hall of Fame member ball with uncommon inscription. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signature: EX-EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 206 Scarce 1934 San Francisco Seals scorecards with one autographed by rookie Joe DiMaggio. Pair of original foldout scorecards as issued for game played between the San Francisco Seals and Oakland Oaks. Each scorecard features printed lineups on the interior both of which include a young Joe DiMaggio in the lineup as a rookie. One of the scorecards displays three pencil autographs on its front cover including DiMaggio rating 7/8 out of 10. The offered signature is one of the earliest we have encountered having been signed at the age of 20 while playing for the Seals. Both scorecards have typical vertical fold lines with beginning of a tear at top of the example signed by DiMaggio. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Scorecards: Range VG-EX, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 207 Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer autographed baseball with Honus Wagner c.1934. Lightly toned Double Header "League Standard" model ball signed by (12) players including Hall of Fame members Honus Wagner, Lloyd Waner, Paul Waner, Pie Traynor, and Arky Vaughan. Signatures range between 6-8 out of 10. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA and auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-MT, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($1,500-$2,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 208 Joe Medwick and Leo Durocher autographed Busch Stadium Inaugural Game Commemorative baseball. Cream color Rawlings "Official League" ball having commemorative stampings on opposite sweet spot, "First Cardinal Game Busch Memorial Stadium" and "Downtown St. Louis May 12, 1966". Signed on side panel by Medwick rating 9 out of 10 and Durocher on the adjacent panel rating 7/8 out of 10. Both signatures are positioned to display as single signed. Ball itself has a few areas of light age toning. Very unique Cardinals related signed baseball. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $932.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 209 1937 Pittsburgh Pirates team autographed baseball. Cream color Frick NL ball signed by (23) players to include Honus Wagner (coach), Paul Waner, Lloyd Waner, Pie Traynor (manager, last playing year), Schulte, Suhr, and F.Young. Signatures range from 7-9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from former Philadelphia Phillies announcer Claude Haring: Ball: EX-MT, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($1,500-$2,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 210 Babe Ruth autographed baseball with New York Giants team c.1938-39. Cream color Spalding "League" baseball model ball signed boldly by Babe Ruth in black fountain pen across the sweet spot. Signature presents beautifully rating 8/9 out of 10. The remainder of the ball presents with approx. (22) New York Giants player signatures c.1938-39. Players include Hubbell, Terry, and Danning with all ranging from 1-5 out of 10 primarily due to age fading. Striking Ruth signed baseball with excellent display quality. Consigned by the original recipient and offered for the first time. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: Ball: EX, Ruth signature: NM ($4,000-$6,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 211 Frank Frisch single signed miniature baseball. Diminuitive "Cooperstown, NY Home of Baseball" souvenir miniature baseball signed across the sweet spot by Frisch in blue ink. Signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball remains very clean in near white to white surface. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 212 1940 Detroit Tigers AL Champions team signed baseball. Lightly toned Harridge AL ball signed by (28) players to include Greenberg, Gehringer, Averill, Newhouser, Rowe, Trout, Higgins, Miller, and York. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-EX/MT, Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 213 Heinie Groh (1889-1968) autographed photograph by George Burke. Black and white 8"x10" image signed across the front, "With best wishes Heinie Groh" in blue fountain pen. Signature rates 8 out of 10. Highly uncommon signed image of Groh who was most noted for his use of a "bottle" shaped baseball bat. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: NM ($500-$1,000) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 214 Harry Gowdy (1889-1966) autographed photograph by George Burke. Matte finish 8"x10" image picturing Gowdy in Cincinnati uniform signed across the front in blue fountain pen, "To Dr. Charles G. Steen with my sincere regards Harry Gowdy". Salutation and signature rate 9/10 out of 10 with Burke photographer stampings visible on the reverse of the photo. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: NM ($300-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 215 Connie Mack autographed photograph by George Burke. Matte finish 8"x10" portrait image having been signed by Mack in white ink at lower left. Signature rates 7 out of 10 with Burke photographer stampings visible on the reverse of the photo. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 216 Duffy Lewis autographed photograph. Printed photographic premium trimmed to 7 1/2"x10 1/2" picturing Leiws in batting pose signed boldly in green fountain pen at the bottom. Signature rates 9 out fo 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($150-$250) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 219 Carl Hubbell autographed photograph. Baseball Magazine premium measuring 8"x10" signed by Hubbell in blue fountain pen, "Best Regards to Dr. Steen Carl Hubbell" . Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($100-$200) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 220 Freddie Lindstrom autographed photograph by George Burke. Matte finish 8"x10" image picturing Lindstrom in Brooklyn uniform signed at the bottom left corner in black fountain pen. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10 with Burke photographer stampings visible on the reverse of the photo. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 221 Very fine Mel Ott autographed photograph. Baseball Magazine premium picturing Ott in a batting pose signed boldly in blue fountain pen across the front. Signature presents beautifully rating 9 out of 10. 8"x10" matted and framed. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: NM ($1,500-$2,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 222 Rogers Hornsby autographed photograph by George Burke. Matte finish 8"x10" image picturing Hornsby in Chicago uniform signed across the front in blue fountain pen, "To C.G. Steen from Rogers Hornsby". Salutation and signature rate 8/9 out of 10 with Burke photographer stampings visible on the reverse of the photo. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,250-$1,750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 223 Superb Frank Frisch autographed photograph by George Burke. Matte finish 8"x10" image picturing Frisch in Cardinals uniform signed in black fountain pen, "Best Wishes Frank Frisch Mgr. Pittsburgh Pirates". Salutation and signature remain in pristine original condition rating 10 out of 10. Burke photographer stampings found on the reverse of the image. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: MT ($750-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 224 Wally Schang (1889-1965) autographed photograph. Baseball Magazine premium measuring 8"x10" signed by Schang in black fountain pen. Signature rates 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX-MT ($200-$400) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 225 Joe Gordon autographed photograph. Baseball Magazine premium measuring 8"x10" signed by Gordon in blue ink, "Sincerely Joe Gordon" at bottom right corner. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: NM ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 226 Rare Ted Williams autographed photograph c.1939 (Rookie era). Baseball Magazine premium measuring 7 3/4" x10" matted and framed picturing Williams in classic batting pose. Signed in blue fountain pen across the front rating 8 out of 10. Very seldom seen rookie era sigend image presenting in high condition grade. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: NM ($750-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 227 Jackie Robinson autographed photograph. Black and white 8"x10" matted and framed portrait image as distributed by Sports Illustrated signed in blue ink, "To Dr. Steen with best wishes. It been good getting to know you through our correspondence, Jackie Robinson". Salutation and signature rate 9 out of 10. Very fine Robinson signed image with uncommon and desirable lengthy inscription. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: NM ($1,500-$2,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 228 Joe Medwick autographed photograph. Baseball Magazine premium measuring 8"x10" signed by Medwick in black fountain pen. Signature rates 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX-MT ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 229 Philadelphia Colored Giants Negro League broadside c.1930s. Heavy cardboard stock advertising display has a prominent picture of the Giants with their team name and other information printed above. "Kezar Falls" has been lettered within the challengers' section along with a game date of "July 28" (these are faint but visible, "34" is written in pencil suggesting the year 1934). Mounted to backing which has allowed for the repair of scattered tears and creases along with replacement of (3) corners. Toning and mild discoloration throughout with some other scattered wear. Measures 14"x19.5": Displays VG-EX with note to restoration ($400-$600) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 230 Kansas City Monarchs vs. Memphis Red Sox Negro League broadside c.1940s. Heavy cardboard stock advertising display done in vibrant red, green, and blue color scheme was issued to promote a game taking place at Katy Park in Texas. A series of holes throughout are the result of mounting and there is some other scattered wear incl. corner creases, some chipping, and light to mild discoloration. Measures 14"x22": GD-VG ($500-$750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 231 New York Black Yankees souvenir pennant c.1940s. Rare Negro League pennant with relation to the New York franchise depicting a game scene at left end with team name across the body of pennant. Light general wear retaining fine original color: EX ($750-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 232 Rare 1946 Negro League World Series ticket. Dated September 17, 1946 as issued for a gam eplayed between the Newark Eagles and Kansas City Monarchs at the Polo Grounds in New York City. Ticket is for a lower box seat and has some chipping to top border along with a vertical line crease: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 233 Satchel Paige life sized bronze statue from Legacy Square. Fine work depicting Paige in uniform stands approx. 6'7" tall (79 inches) atop 44"x36"x6" base. Years of outdoor display have resulted in choice surface patination with no flaws worthy of mention. Includes 26"x24" biographical plaque which can be wall mounted for display: EX ($5,000-$10,000) $30,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 234 Buck Leonard life sized bronze statue from PNC Park Legacy Square. Fine work depicting Leonard in uniform stands approx. 6' tall (72 inches) atop 44"x36"x6" base. Years of outdoor display have resulted in choice surface patination with no flaws worthy of mention. Includes 26"x24" biographical plaque which can be wall mounted for display. Please note - this piece will not be available for onsite viewing or pickup: EX ($4,000-$6,000) $22,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 235 Oscar Charleston life sized bronze statue from Legacy Square. Fine work depicting Charleston in Homestead Grays uniform stands approx. 6'4" tall (76 inches) atop 44"x36"x6" base. Years of outdoor display have resulted in choice surface patination with no flaws worthy of mention. A mainstay of Negro League baseball for the better part of (30) years, Oscar Charleston was feared both at the plate and on the field and is rememberd among the early 20th Century's most celebrated players. In 1932, while still a regular player, he became Manager of the Pittsburgh Crawfords and presided over what many consider the greatest Negro League ever counting Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, and Judy Johnson amongst their roster. Includes 26"x24" biographical plaque which can be wall mounted for display. Please note - this piece will not be available for onsite viewing or pickup: EX ($4,000-$6,000) $25,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 236 Judy Johnson life sized bronze statue from Legacy Square. Fine work depicting Johnson in uniform stands approx. 5'9" tall (69 inches) atop 44"x36"x6" base. Years of outdoor display have resulted in choice surface patination with no flaws worthy of mention. Includes 26"x24" biographical plaque which can be wall mounted for display. Please note - this piece will not be available for onsite viewing or pickup: EX ($4,000-$6,000) $22,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 237 Josh Gibson life sized bronze statue from Legacy Square. Fine work depicting Gibson in uniform stands approx. 5'8" tall (68 inches) atop 44"x36"x6" base. Years of outdoor display have resulted in choice surface patination with no flaws worthy of mention. Includes 26"x24" biographical plaque which can be wall mounted for display. Please note - this piece will not be available for onsite viewing or pickup: EX ($5,000-$10,000) $40,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 238 Cool Papa Bell life sized bronze statue from Legacy Square. Fine work depicting Bell in uniform stands approx. 6'1" tall (73 inches) atop 44"x36"x6" base. Years of outdoor display have resulted in choice surface patination with no flaws worthy of mention. Please note - this piece will not be available for onsite viewing or pickup: EX ($4,000-$6,000) $27,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 239 Smokey Joe Williams life sized bronze statue from Legacy Square. Fine work depicting Williams in uniform stands approx. 5'9" tall (69 inches) atop 44"x36"x6" base. Years of outdoor display have resulted in choice surface patination with no flaws worthy of mention. Considered among the greatest pitchers of all-time Williams feats have attained legendary status within Negro League folklore and he was Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. During a career which spanned three decades he played for some of the game's most notable teams including the Hilldale Club, Chicago American Giants, and Homestead Grays. Throughout he took part in scores of exhibition games against Major League players as is known to have defeated (5) future Hall of Famers incl. G.C. Alexander and Walter Johnson. Includes 26"x24" biographical plaque which can be wall mounted for display. Please note - this piece will not be available for onsite viewing or pickup: EX ($4,000-$6,000) $27,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 240 Rare 1947 Negro League East-West Classic All-Star Game program with ticket stub. Unscored program featuring printed line ups including notable players such as Mackey, Minoso,. Jethroe, and Thompson.Program has a tape repair to the spine with a few loose interior pages while remaining very presentable overall. Interior scoring page features a rare ticket stub for the game which has been affixed to the page. Ticket stub retains fine original color and could be removed if so desired: Range VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 241 Bob Feller autographed "Bob Feller All-Stars vs. Kansas City Monarchs with Satchel Paige" barnstorming program c.1940s. Original program as issued for the Barnstorming series highlighted by the appearance of Feller and Paige featuring photo montage on front cover of various game action scenes. Interior is unscored for game between Feller's team and the Kansas City Royals. Signed by Feller on the front cover. Includes auction LOA from JSA (signature): EX ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 242 1949 Cleveland Indians professional model road pants as worn by Satchel Paige. Grey flannel road pants with red piping retaining their MacGregor/Goldsmith tagging on interior waistband along with "Minoso 18" chain stitched strip tag and "Set 1 1949" flag tag. Pants were worn by Minoso and then Satchel Paige until passed along to Mickey Vernon for use. Pronounced "PAIGE" written in period marker on interior waist band in what appears to be Paige's own hand. Interesting and very rare uniform piece with rich history and direct provenance to the personal collection of Mickey Vernon. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Vernon family: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 243 1946 Vargas team photograph with Roy Campanella. Sepia toned 4.5"x7.5" image shows future Hall of Famer Roy Campanella as a member of the Venezuelan professional team shortly before Branch Rickey signed him to the Dodgers. Touch of light wear and silvering with some ink and pencil notations on the back: EX/MT ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 244 Scarce and significant Kansas City Monarchs professional model jerseyc.1945-47. Grey flannel pinstriped jersey with red and navy blue piping retaining its original -KC+ lettering across the front with matching -9+ on the back. Interior collar area retains a stitched label which has faded from age and is not legible. Evident use and wash wear throughout including a single tiny moth hole on the -K+ on front. The offered jersey originated from the family of Jack Edward Harrington who had a tryout with the Kansas City Blues in the 1940s at Blues Stadium in Kansas City. The players were all issued uniforms of various types to which Harrington received the offered Monarchs jersey. Blues Stadium (known by several other names as well) was shared by the Blues and the Monarchs between period of 1937-1954. Based on comparison with documented period images we can ascertain that the Blue never wore jerseys with the identical traits of the offered jersey. Additionally, this particular jersey style was worn by the Kansas City Monarchs during the mid 1940s era as documented within period identified photography. We believe the jersey to be attributable to Walter Thomas dating to the 1945 season who wore uniform #9. Negro League jerseys of any period are exceedingly scarce with this example being one of less than five which we have handled in our 24 year history. Truly incredible scarcity as recently discovered having descended directly within the Harrington family until its offering within the current auction. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, LOA from MEARS Authentication, and letter of provenance from the Harrington family: EX ($15,000-$25,000) $80,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 245 Lot of (6) Negro League Hall of Fame single signed baseballs. Includes Buck Leonard, Larry Doby (inscribed on Jackie Robinson Day MLB ball), Monte Irvin, Leon Day, Ray Dandridge, and Buck Leonard. All are signed on either MLB, NL, or AL baseballs ranging from lt. toned to white. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Range EX/MT-NM/MT ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 246 Negro Leagues autographed commemorative jersey. Vintage pinstriped flannel jersey retaining "Woodland, TX" labeling inside collar with modern era "Negro Leagues" lettering applied to the front. The jersey has been autographed by an incredible array of over (110) former Negro League players and notables to include: Toni Stone, Monte Irvin, Buck O'Niel, Double Duty Radcliffe, Lyman Bostock, Stanley Glenn, Lester Lockett, Josh Gibson Jr., Bill Wright, and Max Manning. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($750-$1,500) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 247 James "Cool Papa" Bell single signed baseball. Uncommon full name signature exemplar with 'HOF 74" notation signed before Bell's physical health conditions limited his signing legibility. Lightly toned B.Brown AL ball signed in blue ink across the sweet spot. Signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signature: EX-MT ($500-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 248 Unique Jackie and Rachel Robinson autographed display piece. Unlined album page signed boldly by Jackie Robinson and wife Rachel in black ink. Signature remain in pristine original condition rating 9/10 out of 10. Matted and framed with a black and white image picturing Jackie and Rachel travelling while with the Dodgers. Uncommon offering of dual signed piece with significance given Rachel's key supportive role during Robinson's rise to eventually play in the Major Leagues. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 249 "Negro League Legends" autographed baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with commemorative titling burned into the barrel end. Bat has been signed by (41) including Leonard, Dandridge, Irvin, Day, Radcliffe, Fields, and Duckett. Blue sharpie signatures range from 8-10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-NM/MT ($200-$400) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 250 Lot of (4) vintage All-American Girls Baseball League programs. Includes 1952 Battle Creek Belles, 1950 Kenosha Comets, 1951 Ft. Wayne Daisies, and Rockford Peaches program signed by several players on front cover and interior pages including Dottie Kamenshek. Includes auction LOA from JSA (signatures): Range VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 251 Fine 1952 Fort Wayne Daisies team autographed photographic scorecard with Jimmie Foxx (AAGBBL Champions). Original scorecard as issued for the league championship between the Daisies and the Rockford Peaches featuring a large 11"x17" interior foldout team photo of the champion Daisies. The image has been autographed by the entire Daisies team in blue fountain pen along with Hall of Fame manager Jimmie Foxx. Signatures range from 8-10 out of 10. Corners each have a small piece of tape on the corners and at center fold line. Incredible autographed display piece from the short lived yet very significant women's baseball league. Includes auction LOA from JSA and a letter of provenance from former Daisies player Joan Berger-Knebl: Scorecard: : EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($1,000-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 252 Lot of (3) AAGBBL related presentational jewelry pieces to include: 1954 AAGBBL All-Star Game locket. Brass hinged locket with engraved exterior and baseball figural dÄcor, 1 1/2" square: EX; 1950 Rockford Peaches Championship broach pin. 2" long gold plated pin with baseball decor and engraved team name: EX-MT; and Ruth Richard gold filled bracelet with engraved charm as issued for the Rockford Peaches Shaughnessy Playoffs: EX ($500-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 253 1953 Mickey Mantle All-Star Game professional model bat (Direct Team Employee Provenance, PSA/DNA "GU 9"). Significant bat as issued to Mickey Mantle for use in his second All-Star Game appearance is one of the earliest dated examples, which can be definitively dated, to have surfaced. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat has Mantle facsimile signature burned into the barrel along with "All Star Game Cincinnati 1953" in block letter. Model "K55" is factory stamped in the knob and the bat measures 35" long and weighs 33.2oz. An expected level of mild but well defined use is evident throughout with ball and stitch marks visible on the hitting surface along with some rack streaks. The offered bat was obtained directly from Mickey Mantle by the former equipment manager of the Washington Senators continuing with the Minnesota Twins. The young man had worked to earn Mantle+s trust by assisting the player while in town for visiting games. In return, the young man asked Mantle for his bat after he was done with it at the 1953 All-Star Game. Mantle obliged and the bat has remained in his personal collection until its current offering. Hitting for both average and power through all of his (18) seasons in baseball Mickey Mantle is firmly established as one of the games' greatest sluggers. Named Most Valuable Player of the American League (3) times, he won the Triple Crown in 1956, and played on (7) Championship teams. In total Mantle enjoyed (20) All-Star Game appearances, a feat topped only by Aaron, Musial, and Mays. Statistics aside, there is a lore which surrounds his name that few others can conjure up. Mantle simply had -it+, intangibles which cannot be charted in box scores or accounted for in comparison to the standard measure of pure athletic ability. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA (graded "GU 9"),LOA from Hunt Auctions, and letter of provenance with related photo (see catalogue image) from the equipment manager: EX ($75,000-$100,000) $70,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 254 Important Ted Williams 1960 All-Star Game autographed professional model bat used for his final All-Star game appearance and base hit (Ted Williams Collection Provenance). Ted Williams illustrious playing career cannot be captured within words themselves. The statistics, accolades, and records all serve as a valiant attempt to provide context as to Williams legacy on a baseball field but simply can+t quantify his value to the history of the sport. Such information does however supply benchmarks by which to measure others within the history of the game. One of the more memorable portions of Ted Williams Hall of Fame career was his appearance in an incredible (19) All-Star Games which would have included at least 2-4 others had Ted not been courageously serving his country in WWII and the Korean War. Williams, as in all aspects of his life, did not merely -appear+ in the All-Star Games but rather he excelled. In 2002, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig acknowledged Ted+s All-Star prowess by naming the game+s MVP award the -Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award.+ His dramatic walk off home run in the 1941 contest remains to date one of the most iconic moments in the history of the Mid-Summer Classic. It is within that context that we are honored to present the final bat used by Ted Williams in All-Star Game play. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35+ long and weighs 31.5 ounces with model #W166 stamped on the knob end. The bat exhibits superb evidence of use including ball marks, rack marks, stitching impressions, and handle scoring. Stamped on barrel end, -1960 All Star Game Ted Williams Kansas City New York+. Williams has autographed the barrel in blue sharpie rating 10 out of 10. We were honored to conduct the Ted Williams Collection live auction event on behalf of the Williams family in 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston. Within that sale was included Ted+s other 1960 All-Star Game bat which also exhibited fine overall use indicative of regular season use after the All-Star Game similar to the offered specimen. The offered bat was only recently discovered within Ted Williams+s former personal residence in Florida along with an incredible handwritten note by Williams+s own hand. The note is written in pencil by Ted Williams on the back of a local safe company+s note paper and reads, -1960 Last Bat used single NY Kansas City+. Williams went 0-1 in a pinch hit appearance in the first 1960 All-Star Game played in Kansas City. In the second game played in New York, Ted collected a single in a pinch hit appearance which was also his final base hit in his All-Star Game career (14 total in his career). Based on its primary source and corroborating self-authentication it must in fact be also considered among the finest game bats of its era to have been discovered to date. Additionally, with inclusion of the handwritten note from Williams himself denoting its use and effectiveness in his final All-Star Game and for his final hit we can assuredly rank this example as the most significant Ted Williams game used bat to have been publicly offered. Superlative rarity with relation to the greatest hitter in Major League history. Includes auction LOA from JSA (signatures), LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat), LOA from PSA/DNA (Graded 10 out of 10), and letter of provenance from Claudia Williams: EX-EX/MT ($100,000-$150,000) $120,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 255 1942 Johnny Pesky Rookie season contract signed by Eddie Collins. Original Uniform Player's Contract served as Pesky's personal copy and has been signed "Eddie Collins" in his capacity as Red Sox team President. Blue fountain pen signature rates 8 out of 10. Typical fold lines from storage with little other mentionable wear. Includes original envelope and auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 256 Fine Johnny Pesky Boston Red Sox professional model hat c.1942. Exceptional period examplar remains in unusually strong condition with just a touch of light useage and natural age wear. Classic design employs a blue crown and brim with sewn on "B" team logo. This style of hat was utilized by the Red Sox during Pesky's 1942 Rookie season. Upon his return to the team in 1946, following (3) years of military service, the "B" at front had shifted to multi-color red over white. The interior leather band has stamped on "Spalding" logo along with applied Tim McAuliffe resellers tag. The name "Pesky" has been chain stitched in along with size, "7." One of the best preserved caps of this era we have offered. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$3,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 257 1942 Johnny Pesky Naval/Military Service documents and related material incl. Eddie Collins signed letter. Interesting archive as relates to Pesky's entry in the armed forces includes Jan. 21 dated letter on Red Sox stationary signed "Eddie Collins" (8/9 out of 10) regarding Pesky's draft board status; June 15th "Notice of Classification" postcard; June 8th letter from Selective Service Board; June 10th "Order to Report For Induction" paperwork; and June 15th postmarked envelope sent to Pesky by the Red Sox containing a letter from someone at the team whom was helping get his paperwork in order along with some onion skin copies of correspodence sent on his behalf. All above include original envelopes. Typical fold lines and light scattered toning/wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-NM ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 258 Johnny Pesky WWII Naval and/or Military Service jackets, hats, and related material. Very nice group with overall condition remaining very strong, especially with regard to jackets which are especially desirable pieces among collectors of Militaria. Includes top of the line leather transport bomber jacket with fur lined collar that has "US" lettered on outside. "BuAreo - U.S. Navy....Gordon & Ferguson" tag is in the collar (name tag has been removed from chest); dark blue overcoat (with liner) which has Pesky's full name written in vintage fountain pen on collar tag. Additional "Regulation U.S. Navy" tag appears inside; fine quality blue dress hat with Naval insignia at front along with 8"x10" vintage sepia toned photo of Pesky wearing same/similar. Included is the original "Academy Brand" box; (11) additional hats of varying type/style incl. one which has "Navy V-5" patch and another which has "U.S. Navy" faintly printed on band; blue long sleeve sailors shirt with "Paveskovich" written on "Naval Clothing Factory" collar tag and block letter printed on lower back; green canvas bag with "Aviatos' Kit Bag..." lettered on; white canvas travel bag with "Ens. John M. Paveskovich" lettered on either side; large format photo of Pesky in Naval dress whites (mounted to board); and what appears to be a more modern commemorative Navy silk: Overall EX ($1,000-$1,500) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 259 1945 Pearl Harbor American vs. National League All-Star Baseball Series program. Rare original program issued games in which a number or prominent Major Leaguers, whom were in Service to their Country, participated. Listed and pictured are Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Johnny Pesky, and Bob Lemon. Unscored and in very strong condition with just a hint of light wear: EX/MT ($200-$400) $440.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 260 Rare 1946 Boston Red Sox AL Champions souvenir pennant. Red pennant with team name across the front and player names at left end including Ted Williams. Typical light handling/age use: EX ($500-$750) $387.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 261 Rare Joe DiMaggio souvenir pennant c.1940s. Full size green pennant featuring a portrait image of DiMaggio at left with name in large white lettering across the body. Retains its original tassles with tiny pinholes at the corners. Fine original color with slightly offcut edge at the bottom. Very uncommon player endorsed pennant: EX ($750-$1,250) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 262 Joe DiMaggio United Nations Command presentational plaque c.1950s-60s. Cast brass wall plaque measuring 14" across is lettered "United Nations Command Korea" around the edge. A raised "HQ UNC" logo is applied at center and the piece is engraved below, "To Joe DiMaggio With The Thanks And Admiration Of All Members Of United States Forces, Korea." Includes letter of provenance from the DiMaggio Family and original DiMaggio auction sticker remains on back: EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 263 1926 St. Louis Cardinals real photo postcard. Sepia toned photographic postcard showing team members on field incl. Rogers Hornsby and G.C. Alexander. Touch of light natural toning (more prominent discoloration to one back corner) and a hint of wear: EX-EX/MT ($250-$500) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 264 Nice lot of baseball photography c.1930s-50s (nearly all St. Louis Browns - approx. 55 pieces). Nice grouping spans the 30s-50s with most dating to the later portion (and a small number of more modern prints scattered throughout). Includes images of players, Coaches, game action scenes, and several team photos. There are some nice better pieces scattered throughout. Avg. size is around 8"x10" with some smaller and some bigger. Content is largely St. Louis Browns with a few other subjects (incl. Dizzy Dean and Hall of Famers at a 1940s War Bond Game) mixed in. There are signed photos of Mick Barnes, Tex Shirley, and Walt Judnich. Varying degrees of wear throughout: Includes auction LOA from JSA: Avg. EX ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 265 1944 Cardinals vs. Browns World Series Game (2) full ticket. Original unused ticket issued for game played at Sportsman's Park which was won by the Cardinals. In outstanding overall condition with a minute flaw (indentation) at left edge. The Cardinals would do on to win the Series in (6) games: Very strong EX/MT ($400-$600) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 266 1944 World Series program and ticket stubs (5). Original program issued for game played at Sportsman's Park has been scored for Game (4), won by the Cardinals behind a Stan Musial homerun. General handling wear with some light to moderate creasing and a few loose pages. It has been signed inside by (6) Browns players incl. Gutteridge and Galehouse (modern ink rating 8/9 out of 10); total of (5) ticket stubs incl. Game (3), (2) Game (5), and (2) Game "X." Stubs generally have a hint of light wear with Game (3) lightly creased. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Program GD-VG, Sigs. NM, Stubs VG-EX/MT ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 267 Lot of (4) 1950 St. Louis Browns unused Grandstand ticket books and (12) 1953 full tickets. Includes (4) booklets of unused 1950 Grandstand tickets as issued by the St. Louis Browns, each containing (5) tickets which are undated. Touch of light wear; (12) 1953 full tickets issued for make-up games in the event that others could not be played (with duplication) with original similar sized team issued paper noting them as such. It appears that (4) were issued for dates on which the Browns did play (at home): EX-NM ($300-$500) $193.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 268 Vintage St. Louis Browns pins and similar pieces c.1940s-50s. Includes (2) metal luggage tags on original leather straps which have "St. Louis Browns Baseball Club" lettered on front which also displays the team logo. Number "33" and "34" are impressed in backs which are marked, "St. Louis Button Co." (unused with touch of oxidization where metal meets leather); "St. Louis Browns Booster" pin (.75"); large 1944 Brown A.L. Champions pin (6"); and tie-clip with enameled Browns logo (also includes logo portion of additional clip which is missing the bar). Varying degrees of wear throughout: EX-NM ($250-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 269 Babe Ruth and Hub Pruett autographed baseball. Blue ink "Babe Ruth" signature rating 7 out of 10 appears on the sweetspot of this evenly toned/soiled baseball. Situated just below is "Hub Pruett" (later period marker, 7/8) whom holds the distintiction of striking out The Babe (10) of the first (13) times they met. In total he struck out Ruth (15) times earning a reputation as his nemisis. An interesting dual-signed piece and quite possibly the only example which bears autographs from both. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the DeWitt Family: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. EX and EX/MT ($4,000-$6,000) $4,356.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 270 1941 St. Louis Browns Management signed photograph with 49 team ball. Includes sepia toned 8"x9.5" photo of a number of gentleman in Browns uniforms which one of them has captioned, "San Antonio, Texas March 1941." It is signed by (13) incl. Donald Barnes (team owner), William Dewitt (GM/Minority Owner), and others whom were likely involved in team Management; toned baseball displaying scattered wear which has been signed by approx. (29) members of the 1949 Browns incl. Ned Garver, Zach Taylor, Tom Ferrick, and others. Signatures rate 3/4 to 6/7 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: GD-VG and EX/MT ($200-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 271 Vintage St. Louis Browns memorabilia c.1940s-50s. Includes "1944 American League Champions" Browns logo playing cards decks, unused and in original box; (2) vintage Brownie team mascot patches; approx. (40) "Boost The Browns" decals (most in essentially "as issued" condition); pair of vintage neckties which are hand painted/decorated in Browns theme; and vintage Browns themed short sleeve button front shirt. Also includes a red and green stitched "Western League Poll-Parrot Shoes" marked baseball displaying soiling and wear. Varying degrees of mostly light wear throughout: VG-NM ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 272 *UPDATED DESCRIPTION* 1948 Bryan Stephens St. Louis Browns professional model road jersey. Gray flannel zipper front jersey has "Browns" team name lettered across the front and number "59" on back, a change from it’s original which was likely done in the period, by the team. "Rawlings" manufacturers tag appears in the collar along with "Dry Clean" and size "44" tags. Chain stitch embroidered on the front tail is "Stephens 48." The zipper has separated from the body of the jersey in a small area below the neckline and the pull is no longer attached (the original will be included). A nice example for display of this highly sought after style which retains fine display qualities. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the DeWitt Family: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 273 Nelson Fox Chicago White Sox Most Valuable player presentational award. Ornately decorated silverplated handled tray having been presented Fox as the Most Valuable Player for the Chicago White Sox in 1957. Inscribed as such to Fox at the center with engraved intaglio decor surrounding. Marked International Silver Co., 17". Very fine condition overall with only light surface wear. Highly desirable team MVP award with relation to one of the greatest players in White Sox franchise history. Includes letter of provenance from Joanne Fox: EX-MT ($1,500-$2,500) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 274 1953 Nelson Fox All-Star Game professional model bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat has Fox facsimile signature burned into the barrel along with "All Star Game Cincinnati 1953" text. "C12" is factory stamped in the knob. Measures 34" long and weighs 33.2oz in it's present state and it is noted on the included PSA letter that it has been restored after being cut in half for display. Light evident usage wear with several ball marks visible on the left barrel. One of the game's premier second baseman throughout the 1950s, Fox played in a total of (15) All-Star Games with the 1953 event being his 3rd. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA (graded "GU 6"): EX ($1,000-$2,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 275 1947 American League All-Star team autographed baseball. Lightly toned Harridge AL ball signed by (27) members of the AL All-Star team to include Williams, DiMaggio, Cronin, Feller, Doerr, Appling, Yawkey (Red Sox owner), A.B. Chandler (MLB Commissioner), and Boudreau. Signatures range from 7-9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 276 Superb 1949 Cleveland Indians team autographed baseball. Light cream color Harridge AL ball signed by (30) players including Paige, Feller, Doby, Easter, Wynn, Vernon, Lemon, McKechnie, and Gordon. Signatures range from 8-10 out of 10. Includes its original Spalding ball bag. Stunning condition grade exemplar. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 277 Rare 1952 All-Star Game full ticket. Unused ticket as issued for the 1952 All-Star Game played at Shibe Park in Phialdelphia. Exceptional high grade condition is evident with minimal handling or age wear: NM ($500-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 278 Harvey Haddix 1953 All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "All Star Game Haddix Cincinnati 1953" block lettered into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 34.7oz. Model number "S2" has been stamped in the knob. A touch of light surface and possibly some very light usage wear evident throughout along with a few rack streaks. Haddix enjoyed his best season in 1953 winning (20) games and making his first All-Star Game appearance in Cincinnati. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $428.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 279 1947 Danville Dodgers Minor League Championship 10K gold ring. Original ring from the Brooklyn Dodgers Affiliated team which was lead by future big league star Carl Erskine. Top face has a raised crossed bats and baseball design with inset blue enameled "Dodgers" script logo. "Danville" team name sits above and it is lettered around the edge, "Three I League Champions." Shanks are done in matching design with the year "1947" noted below garland ringed baseball decor. Marked on the interior band, "10K." Size (11) with a touch of light wear and small amount of loss to blue enamel. Weighs (10) grams: EX/MT ($750-$1,250) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 280 1948 Montgomery Rebels All-Star 10K ring. Nicely done ring has "Montgomery Rebels" team name set in red and blue enamel and "All-Star" lettered on raised baseball. The year "1948" is noted on shanks. Marked "10K" on interior band along with the name "J.Sosh" Sosh was a career Minor Leaguer having played for (14) years with a number of different teams. Size (10.5) with a hint of very light wear. Weighs (15) grams: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 281 Rare Brooklyn Dodgers NL Champions souvenir pennant c.1949. Seldom offered variant with batter graphic at left side with white lettering across the center. Very fine overall condition with light to moderate age fading and small "49" date written in period ink at bottom: VG-EX ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 282 Brooklyn Dodgers NL Champions souvenir pennant c.1955-56. Rare and desirable full size pennant with Brooklyn Bum caricature at left end. Light to moderate age fading with few tiny pinholes at the corners: EX ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 283 Early Flatbush Avenue trolley car sign c.1900s. Unusually early example constructed of a square wooden body set within a pair of cast metal end pieces which would allow for the apparatus to rotate within it's housing. Sides are each finished in their original black paint with a destination lettered on. Mild surface wear with some light rust to metal portions: EX ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 284 Jackie Robinson autographed framed display piece. Striking autographed 3"x5" unlined index card signed in blue ink, "Best Wishes Jackie Robinson" rating 9/10 out of 10. Matted and framed archivally with 11"x14" image of Robinson batting. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($750-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 285 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series tie bar. Bat shaped silverplated tie bar with affixed Brooklyn Dodgers hat in blue enamelwork. Marked Dieges & Clust, NY on the reverse: NM ($400-$600) $182.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 286 Significant Roy Campanella 1953 National League Most Valuable Player award. A star player in both the Negro and Mexican Leagues, Campanella transitioned into the Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League system in 1946 and would ultimately join Jackie Robinson in the Major Leagues in 1948. A fixture in every All-Star Game played from 1949 to 1956, Campy was the National League's Most Valuable Player (3) times in that same span of seasons. In 1953 he set then records for home runs (41) and RBIs by a catcher (142) hitting .312 in the Dodgers effort for a second consecutive National League Pennant. Important original award measuring 16" across has octagonal Sterling Silver placard affixed at front. A gold colored bust of K.M. Landis sits below the second base position of a baseball diamond which also holds "Roy Campanella" engraved nameplate below "Most Valuable Player National League" titling, "Brooklyn Dodgers" team name, and a crossed bats/baseball applique which notes year, "1953." Front is marked, "Sterling Dieges & Clust" and their tacked on metal tag remains on back below an eyelet for hanging. Very clean overall with a few minor scattered imperfections. One of the most high profile pieces of its' type to have entered the marketplace. Includes letter of provenance from the Campanella Family: EX/MT ($175,000-$200,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 287 Fine 1914 Buck Herzog Cincinnati Reds Stolen Base Leader presentational bat. Figural metal bat has barrel area engraved with text reading in full, "Barker & Freisens Tophy Presented to Charles Lincoln Herzog, Manager of the Cincinnati Base Ball Club, Having The Greatest Number of Stolen Bases During Season 1914." All set within a fancy garland style border. The bat, measuring 32" long, is hollow and cast in metal which is possibly silver plated (though unmarked). Lettering remains bold, deep, and fully decipherable; there is some light surface wear scattered throughout the bat along with some scattered indentations (the most notable of which appears over the name "Freisens"). In his first season as Reds player/Manager Herzog stole (46) bases to lead the team finishing second League wide. He tallied (312) total during his career which spanned 1908-1920: EX ($25,000-$50,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 288 Gil Hodges professional model baseball bat c.1956. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 34.4oz. Bat exhibits light to moderate evident use including ball marks, stitching impressions, and barrel wear. Model S2 stamped on knob end with period "14" in black india ink. Originally obtained by a member of the famed Happy Felton Knothole Gang the offered bat was given by Hodges directly to the recipient's Uncle. The bat displays signatures of the Dodgers team which appear to have been clubhouse signed before presentation to the recipient. Highly desirable Hodges game bat dating to the prime of his career and the pinnacle of the Brooklyn Dodgers' championship teams. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions (bat): EX-EX/MT ($4,000-$6,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 289 1920 Cincinnati Reds "World Champions" team photograph. Choice sepia toned image of the reigning World Series Champions incl. Roush, Groh, Moran, and Daubert. Titled within the print at top with player names listed at bottom. Image size is approx. 7.25"x9.75" on slightly larger mount which has been trimmed (along with the piece itself) at top and bottom. Mild wear at edges with some small scattered nicks and areas of spotting/discoloration. From the Estate of former player Ivey Wingo and includes signed letter of provenance: VG-EX ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 290 1928 Cincinnati Reds team signed baseball. Red and black stitched Spalding J.Heydler Official National League baseball has been signed by (20) incl. Eppa Rixey, George Kelly, Carl Mays, Chuck Dressen, Ethan Allen, Pid Purdy, Pete Donohue, and others. Period fountain pen signatures generally rate 4-7 out of 10 with a few lesser and (1) or (2) better. Ball displays mild even toning with a hint of very minor scattered wear. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX ($500-$750) $644.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 291 Early Cincinnati Reds professional model hat c.1930s-40s. Classic style which was in use by the team from around 1937-1946 has red "C" logo on front of blue crown with red button accent and brim. Interior leather band has "Goldsmith" manufacturers mark and a portion (approx. 1/3rd) has separated from the body of the hat. Usage wear evident throughout along with some natural ageing. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 292 Important 1939 Bucky Walters National League Most Valuable Player presentational pocket watch. Fine quality Longines pocket watch has been engraved on the casing, "Wm. H. Bucky Walters, Most Valuable Player of National League for 1939, Selected By Baseball Writers Ass'n Of America, Presented By The Sporting News." Walter's Major League career spanned (16) seasons which included a (10) year stint with the Cincinnati Reds that was far and away his most productive. He helped lead the club to a pair of National League titles in 1939 and 40 and the later culminated in a World Series Championship. His triple crown winning efforts in 1939 (with League leading numbers in wins, strikeouts, and ERA) earned recognition as it's Most Valuable Player. The watch remains in strong overall condition having long been stored in the original box (included) displaying little meaningful wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Walters family, vintage telegram from Warren Giles to Walters congratulating him on the NL MVP, and a period article detailing the presentation of the watch to Walters: NM ($30,000-$40,000) $27,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 293 Unique 1938 Ernie Lombardi National League MVP Presentational shotgun. Appropriate to the 1920-30s era within Major League Baseball players were often given a choice as to the precise type of award that they received for various honors. Offered may well be the most unique National League MVP award to have been presented in the form of a custom manufactured Browning Arms Co. 12 gauge shotgun. Beautifully crafted gun features incised decoration on the metal stock area with original mahogany grip intact. The gun exhibits evident use and age wear while retaining a fine vintage patina. The gun includes its original leather handled casing which displays an applied silver plated label inscribed, -Presented to Ernest N. Lombardi Catcher Cincinnati Reds by The Sporting News in Recognition of Being Named the Most Valuable Player of 1938 in the National League by the Baseball Writers Association of America+. Lombardi was hailed as one of the finest catchers of the 1920-40s era and led the Reds to several National League Championships and a World Championship during his tenure. Highly interesting and significant MVP award with fine display qualities. Includes letter of provenance from the Lombardi family and letter of authenticity from Browning Co. detailing the manufacture and delivery of the gun in 1938. **NOTE: The gun must be received by a buyer with proper firearms license or shipped through a licensed firearms dealer. Call for more details : EX ($25,000-$35,000 $20,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 294 Fine Cincinnati Reds oversized display banner c.1939-40. Striking large format banner done in heavy felt has cream colored background with black border and "Reds" team logo applied. Gromets around the edges allowed for display with the piece having some light natural toning and little mentionable wear. Measures approx. 99"x64" overall. Of the highest quality construction and one of the nicest such pieces we have ever offered. It has been relayed by our consignor that the banner hung in the lobby of the Netherland Hilton Historical Hotel where teams stayed when in town: EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 295 1938 St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds game advertising broadside. Paper stock 8"x18" period advertisment with printed on text and titling along with an image of player Lon Warneke. Touch of light chipping to extreme edges which is a bit more exagerrated at upper right corner: VG-EX ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 296 1940 Harry Craft Cincinnati Reds World Series Championship ring. Desirable original ring has "World Champions Cincinnati Reds" lettered around the top face which has an inset diamond displayed against red stone background. The year "1940" is in relief at top of either shank with Reds team name/logo below. Engraved on the interior band, "Presented by Baseball Commisioner to Harry Craft" and marked "14K." A cherished momento of his of time with the team, the ring displays wear throughout with loss to both the red and blue enameled areas. The Reds captured National League titles in 1939 and 1940 with Craft playing Centerfield regularly through both seasons. Leaving baseball in 1942 to serve in the Navy he never made it back to the Major Leagues as a player but did remain involved in the game for many years as a Manager. Size (6) (resized) and weighs (15) grams: VG/EX ($15,000-$25,000) $11,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 297 Striking Jim Turner Cincinnati Reds professional model jacket c.1940. Outstanding style done red, white, and blue has a large team logo patch on back. Player number "34" appears on the left sleeve in applied numbers. Spalding tag appears in the collar and there is a size "46" tag inside. "Turner" embroidered strip tag is in the waistline. The year "1940" has been written below the collar tag and on the strip tag. In outstanding overall condition with light evident usage wear throughout. One of the most visually appealing examples of any team's jacket we have seen dating to this era. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 298 Rare 1944 Bob Ferguson Cincinnati Reds professional model road jersey. Gray flannel jersey with "Cincinnati" lettered across the front has number "39" on back. "Goldsmith" manufacturers tag is in the collar and "44 2 '44" has been chain stitched in the front tail. This presumably denotes size, set number, and year. Usuage wear evident throughout along with some general ageing and a small moth hole on one of the front letters. No Health patch, or outline of one, is present. As is the case with all jerseys of this era, early flannels are rarely offered with this being the first Reds example we have offered in some time. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 299 Birdie Tebbets autographed rare mid-1950s Cincinnati Reds experimental model hat. Exceedingly rare style done in mesh with stitched on "C" team logo. The brim has red vinyl top and green underside which has been signed "Cinci xperimental cap 1954-6 Birdie Tebbets." Black marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Interior band is metal with no manfacturers tagging or markings visible. Cap displays what is likely some toning to the crown and a touch of other light natural age and handling wear. On the heels of a noted and lengthy playing career Birdie Tebbets assumed control of the Reds in 1954 and two seasons later was named Manager of The Year by the Baseball Writers. It was during this time period that this hat was issued and if not a unique survivor it remains one of a select few to exist. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 300 1954 Ted Kluszewski autographed Cincinnati Reds professional model home pants. Cream colored flannel pants have been signed in blue ink, "Ted Kluszewski" rating 7/8 out of 10. Macgregor tag in waist notes size (38) and there is a "Set 2 1954" tag. Additional embroidered strip tag reads "38 18" denoting size and player number. Number "45" is written above in black marker, presumably when they were issued to another player at later date. Light evident usage wear and includes an original red MacGregor belt. Includes auction LOA from JSA (auto) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $500.00
 
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