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Back Items For The Auction of November 14th, 2015  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 1 Mickey Mantle single signed baseball. Crisp white B.Brown AL baseball signed boldly by Mantle across the sweet spot in blue ink. Signature rates 10 out of 10. Very fine condition grade exemplar. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM/MT-MT ($500-$750) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 2 Legendary Hall of Fame New York Outfielders autographed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot by Joe DiMaggio. Additional side panels have been signed by Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Duke Snider. Ink signatures rate 8-8/9 out of 10. Ball displays moderate toning. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: Ball EX, Sigs. NM ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 3 Mickey Mantle autographed display print. Matted and framed illustrative style print titled "Rookie Series" depicting a portrait image of Mantle numbered 375/1000 and signed by artist Daniel Cooney. Signed in blue sharpie by Mantle across the front rating 10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($300-$500) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 4 Mickey Mantle, Pee Wee Reese, and Duke Snider autographed photograph. Black and white 16"x20" photograph has been signed by all (3) Legendary New York players with each inscribing their well known nicknames ("Mickey Mantle The Mick", "Pee Wee Reese The Captain", and "Duke Snider The Duke of Flatbush"). Blue marker signatures rate 8 out of 10. Framed for display to 29.5"x26" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,000) $501.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 5 Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Duke Snider autographed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed by Legendary New York trio in ink rating 8/9 out of 10. Touch of light toning to ball which has (1) spot of very light surface wear mentioned for accuracy. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 6 Roger Maris single signed baseball. Rawlings L.MacPhail Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, "Roger Maris." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball has some minor scattered toning/spots and Maris' name is written near slightly faded stampings in block letter print. Includes full LOA from PAS/DNA with assigned "Overall Grade: 7": Ball EX/MT, Sig. NM ($2,000-$4,000) $3,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 7 Ken Griffey Jr. autographed limited edition glove and single-signed baseball (2). Includes Rawlings Fast Back model "PRO-TB24" right handed black leather glove which has "Ken Griffey Jr" embroidered along with outer thumb. Signed just above, "Ken Griffey Jr" in silver marker rating 8 out of 10. Hand numbered "1/60" and in fine overall condition; Rawlings G.Budig OAL ball, signed on the sweetspot in ink rating 8 out of 10. Ball has a hint of extremely minor scattered toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA and additional paperwork related to the glove: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 8 1997 Ken Griffey Jr autographed professional model cleats. Nike brand Zoom Air cleats with Mariners team color accent have the Griffey swingman logo embroidered on back of heel. Size (11) with mild usage wear and each has been signed "Ken Griffey Jr" in silver marker rating 8 out of 10. Includes COA signed by Griffey stating that they date to the 1997 season, auction LOA from JSA, and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 9 Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris autographed baseball. Rawlings L.MacPhail Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot by Roger Maris with Mantle appearing on the panel directly above. Both are done in ink rating 8/9-9 out of 10. Below each is a notation, in unknown hand, of their season homerun totals from 1961. A fine example with exceptional display value given the signature positioning and the slightest hint of off white coloration in a few areas mentioned for accuracy. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: NM ($3,000-$5,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 10 Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris autographed limited edition baseball bat. Commemorative bat by Louisville Slugger has burned in centerbrand logo on either side of the barrel. One side has Mickey Mantle facsimile signature burned in with 1961 season homerun total noted below, the other has Maris. Their favored model numbers (M110 and A92) are stamped in the knob. Both have signed the bat in blue marker rating 8 out of 10 in appropriate area. Limited edition numbered "33 of 115." Touch of light surface wear is mentioned largely for accuracy. Seldom offered and highly sought after. Includes full LOA from JSA: Sigs. NM, Bat EX/MT-NM ($7,500-$10,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 11 *Updated Description* Unique and significant United States Presidents autographed baseball with (6) signatures. Rawlings B.Giamatti Official National League baseball has been signed by six former Presidents incl. Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon (sweet spot), Bill Clinton (personalized "To Bryan"), George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter. Ink signatures rate 8-8/9 out of 10 with Bush Sr. a touch lighter (7). Ball has a hint of light toning mentioned for accuracy. Rarity cannot be overstated with this being one of a select number of pieces, let alone baseballs, which boast so impressive a number of former Commanders' In Chief. Perfect item to be enhanced by adding the current and future Presidents to which could cement its status as one of the most notable Presidential signed baseballs to exist. Note: The ball includes a full LOA from PSA/DNA. JSA has authenticated all of the signatures on the baseball but could not sign off on the Nixon signature so there will not be a JSA auction letter included. An additional LOA from Hunt Auctions will be included along with the PSA/DNA full letter authenticating all signatures on the ball. EX/MT-NM ($20,000-$30,000) $17,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 12 Mickey Mantle autographed New York Yankees jersey with hand painted likeness. Road style jersey done in gray with "New York" lettered across the front has number "7" on back. Signed "Mickey Mantle" on the upper left side in marker rating 8 out of 10. His likeness, in batting pose, has been painted on the right and signed by the artist, "Lisa Ober 2008." Jersey is by Rawlings (size 42) and has no mentionable flaws. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($2,500-$3,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 13 Yogi Berra autographed New York Yankees jersey. Top of the line jersey by Mitchell & Ness is done in 1951 style and has been signed "Yogi Berra." Blue marker signature rates 8 out of 10. Framed for display with descriptive metal placard to measure 41.5"x33.5" overall (please note - there are a few condition issues which effect only the frame). Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 14 Joe DiMaggio autographed 1941 New York Yankees style jersey. Pinstriped jersey has applied "NY" logo and the name "J.DiMaggio" is chain stitched in the collar. Signed "To Jerry, Best Wishes, Joe DiMaggio" in black marker rating 7-7/8 out of 10 and his likeness is painted to one side. The front tail has been embroidered with text related to DiMaggio's appearance in the 1941 All-Star Game. Devoid of any tagging and there is no mentionable wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,500-$3,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 15 Ted Williams autographed photograph. Matted and framed 16"x20" color image of Williams batting signed across the front in blue sharpie. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA, COA from Green Diamond Sports, and auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 16 Ted Williams single signed baseball. B.Brown AL baseball signed in blue ink across the sweet spot by Williams rating 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 17 Ted Williams autographed baseball bat. Louisville Slugger W215 model bat done to the same specifications as that which he would have used has been signed on the barrel, "Ted Williams." Black marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 18 Ted Williams autographed limited edition stat inscribed baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model W215 bat done in the same style as that which he would have used has Williams facsimile signature burned into the barrel. Signed in blue marker, "Ted Williams" and inscribed with (6) career related statistics (referencing his Triple Crown seasons, numerous career totals, and his Hall of Fame Induction). Hand numbered "8/41" and one of a select few which Williams signed in this manner which very rarely come to market. Includes auction LOA from JSA, COA from Green Diamond (hologram affixed to bat), and a photo from the time of signing: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 19 Ted Williams autographed limited edition serigraph. Appealing large format print has been signed "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10. Also signed by the artist Carlo Beninati and notated from a special "1941 -.406" edition, numbered "5/8." Tastefully matted and framed for display to measure 28.5"x38.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA, COA from Green Diamond (hologram affixed to print), and photo from the time of signing: NM ($300-$500) $399.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 20 Ted Williams autographed lithographic display piece. Framed 22"x35" collage style arrangement picturing Wiliams in several poses boldy signed in blue sharpie along with "1942" inscription. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA along with COA from Green Diamond Sports: NM ($300-$400) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 21 Roy Campanella autographed baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model C188 bat with Campanella facismile signature burned into the barrel is done in the same style as that which he would have used. Signed in blue marker, "Roy Campanella" rating 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $396.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 22 Hall of Fame autographed bat with (45) signatures. Cooperstown Bat Co. "Special Autograph Model" bat has been signed by (44) Hall of Fame Inductees and Pete Rose (45 total). Notables include Ted Williams, Sandy Koufax, Carl Yastrzemski, Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, Pee Wee Reese, Stan Musial, Nolan Ryan, Bob Feller, Whitey Ford, Bob Gibson, Johnny Mize, Al Kaline, Buck Leonard, and others. Marker signatures rate 8 out of 10 with (2) or (3) lesser. Bat has (1) small area of discoloration. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 23 500 Home Run Club autographed limited edition lithograph. Large format print done on high quality artists stock has been signed by all (11) depicted incl. Mantle, Williams, Aaron, Mays, Robinson, Killebrew, Mathews, Jackson, Schmidt, Banks, and McCovey. Marker signatures rate 9-9/10 out of 10. Also signed by the artist, Ron Lewis, and hand numbered "792/1000." Meausures 24"x38" with hint of corner/edge wear which will have no effect when framed for display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,250) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 24 Stan Musial autographed St. Louis Cardinals jersey. Top of the line jersey by Mitchell & Ness is done in throwback style and has been signed, "Stan Musial HOF 69." Black marker signature rates 8 out of 10. Framed for display to measure 33"x40.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 25 3,000 Hit Club autographed baseball. Rawlings W.White Official National League baseball has been signed by (15) incl. Aaron, Mays, Musial, Gwynn, Rose, Yastrzemski, Carew, Brett, Yount, Winfield, Murray, Boggs, Brock, Kaline, and Molitor. Ink signatures rate 8-8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $495.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 26 Stan Musial autographed large format Saturday Evening Post print. Substantial 30"x40" color reproduction (framed for display to slightly larger dimensions) has been signed on the front, "Stan Musial." Blue marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($250-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 27 Stan Musial single signed stat inscribed baseball. Rawlings L.Coleman Official National League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Stan The Man Musial." On the panel above Musial has inscribed the years he won a batting title; below his (3) MVP seasons and jersey number. Ink signature and handwriting rate 8-8/9 out of 10. Ball displays mild discoloration and is limited edition numbered "40/331." Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 28 Frank Robinson single signed limited edition stat inscribed baseball. Rawlings G.Budig OAL ball has been signed across the sweetspot by Robinson who inscribed (14) career related statistics throughout. Ink signature rates 8 out of 10, ball has some minor scattered toning. Hand numbered "358/1000." Includes auction LOA from JSA and (2) additional COAs: EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 29 Mike Schmidt single signed limited edition stat inscribed baseball. Rawlings L.Coleman ONL ball has been signed across the sweetspot by Schmidt who inscribed (15) career related statistics throughout. Ink signature rates 8 out of 10, ball has some minor/mild scattered toning. Hand numbered "358/1000." Includes auction LOA from JSA and (2) additional COAs: EX/MT-NM ($250-$500) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 30 Ernie Banks single signed limited edition stat inscribed baseball. Rawlings L.Coleman ONL ball has been signed across the sweetspot by Banks who inscribed (14) career related statistics throughout. Ink signature rates 8 out of 10, ball has some minor scattered toning. Hand numbered "358/1000." Includes auction LOA from JSA and (2) additional COAs: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 31 Cal Ripken Jr. single signed baseball with unique statistical inscription. Selig MLB baseball signed by Ripken across the sweet spot in blue ink along with uncommon "2632 Consecutive Games" inscription. Includes JSA basic COA: NM-MT ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 32 Reggie Jackson single signed limited edition stat inscribed baseball. Rawlings G.Budig OAL ball has been signed across the sweetspot by Jackson who inscribed (15) career related statistics throughout. Ink signature rates 8 out of 10, ball has some minor scattered toning. Hand numbered "358/1000." Includes auction LOA from JSA and (2) additional COAs: EX/MT-NM ($250-$500) $116.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 33 Wade Boggs single signed baseball with statistical inscriptions. Selig MLB baseball signed by Boggs on sweet spot with (4) career statistical inscriptions. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($125-$175) $50.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 34 Joe DiMaggio single signed and inscribed baseball. G.Budig AL baseball signed by DiMaggio along with desirable "5" uniform number inscription. Ball itself remains very clean with one hint of toning to a top panel mentioned for accuracy only. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $347.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 35 Mickey Mantle single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Mickey Mantle HOF '74." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball has some mild scattered toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT-NM, Sig. NM ($500-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 36 Stan -The Man+ Musial single signed and inscribed baseball. L.Coleman NL baseball with very light toning signed across the sweet spot by Musial in blue ink along with his trademark nickname inscription. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-EX/MT, Signature: NM ($150-$250) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 37 Joe Frazier autographed boxing glove and trunks. Includes pair of white satin Everlast brand boxing trunks (framed to 28.5"x36.5") and red leather Everlast boxing glove. Each is signed "Joe Frazier" in marker rating 8 out of 10 and the glove has "Smokin" inscription. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($250-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 38 Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier autographed trunks in framed display. Nicely done 35.5"x44" piece houses two pairs of Everlast boxing trunks. One has been signed "Muhammad Ali" and the other, "Smokin Joe Frazier." Matting has "Thrilla N Manila" titling cut in at top and there is a descriptive metal placard inset at bottom. Black marker signatures rate 8/9 out of 10. The Ali trunks include a full LOA from PSA/DNA and there is a "Superstar Greetings" authentication hologram affixed to the Frazier. Also includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 39 1963 Legislative Committee on Professional Boxing Agenda signed by (5) incl. Cassius Clay. Paper sheet bearing a type written agenda of the Legislative Hearing which took place on February 4, 1963 in Albany in response to the move by the State of New York to outlaw boxing. During a match the previous year Benny Paret died as a result of injuries sustained during his match with Emile Griffith. The sheet has been signed by (5) notables whom were in attendance highlighted by a young Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, reading in full, "From Cassius Clay Next Champ Liston in 8 Good Luck." Other signers as Carmen Basillio, Billy Graham, Gil McDougald, and Henry Armstrong. Paper has toned and has areas of discoloration (likely due to water damage). In addition, there is chipping and some small edge tears along with toned pieces of vintage tape. Highly desirable piece of interesting relation to Ali's career signed in rarely seen style. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sigs. EX/MT-NM, Paper PR-GD ($750-$1,250) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 40 Jake LaMotta autographed trunks and photograph. Includes black and white and white 16"x20" photograph (framed to 22"x26.5") and a pair of black silk Everlast brand boxing trunks (framed to 28.5"x36.5"). Each is signed in marker rating 8/9 out of 10 and inscribed "Raging Bull." Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($250-$500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 41 1950 Joe Louis autographed photograph in framed display. Sepia toned vintage image of Joe Louis playing golf has been signed in period ink rating 8 out of 10 and dated below, "6/23/50." Framed for display to 29"x30" overall with a pair of additional (unsigned) images, descriptive placard, and accents. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM/MT-NM ($300-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 42 1971 LeRoy Neiman original artwork - Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier, "Round 12." Desirable original watercolor and marker work captures Frazier landing a punch in what has become one of the most celebrated Heavyweight Championship bouts of all-time. Done on 12"x16" paper and signed "LeRoy Neiman" with his handwritten notations, "Ali-Frazier Madison Square Garden 3-8-71" and "Round 12." The piece retains fine display qualities with some light wrinkling and has mounting residue on each back corner resulting from prior display (none woulc be visible when framed for display). Renowned for a body of work which captures many of the most important atheletes and sporting events of our time, Neiman has a close association with boxing having done many iconic fight posters and program covers. Originals are highly sought after with substantive pieces dating to this important time in his career among the most prized. This piece is being offered publicly for the first time and is a direct donation from the Neiman Foundation to Legacy Exists, the Joe Frazier Scholarship fund. Maintained by the Frazier Family, Legacy Exists supports at risk youth with a variety of educational, social, and recreational programs. Includes auction LOA from JSA and copy of the Donation Acknowledgement from the Neiman Foundation: EX ($10,000-$15,000) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 43 Lot of (2) autographed oversized boxing photographs. Pair of imposing display pieces includes 33"x43" (framed dimensions) photo of Ali and Frazier signed "Joe Frazier" and 32"x42" photo signed by Larry Holmes and Gerry Cooney. Marker signatures rate 8 to 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($250-$500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 44 Important 1973 Joe Frazier fight worn and autographed robe from title fight vs. George Foreman. Cream color terr ycloth robe lined in yellow satin is beautifully embroidered on the back with the name "Joe Frazier." A pair of boxing gloves, one topped by a crown, are incorporated into the design. An "Everlast" tag near neckline inside reads "Made Expressly For Joe Frazier." Appropriate usage wear can be found throughout and it has been signed inside "Dr DePace, My man, Joe Frazier." Marker signature rates 8 out of 10. Frazier headed into the highly anticiapted bout as the reigning undisputed Heavyweight Champion; a title he had sucessfully defended in (11) consecutive fights. Foreman was the top ranked Heavyweight and a formidable opponent. The affair lasted until a minute and thirtyfive seconds into the second round when a dazed Frazier fell to the mat amidst cries from announcer Howard Cosell of "Down Goes Frazier!" coining what has become an iconic line. Frazier can be seen in fight video wearing the robe as he heads into the ring and he retained it for many years before it given directly to the Dr. Depace to whom it is inscribed. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: ($40,000-$60,000) $30,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 45 Folk art decorated presentational baseball bat c.1890-1910. "S Trade Mark" model bat measuring 32" long retaining a fine red and black paint decoration with additional gilt rings. Back of the bat displays "Paul Kopenhaver" painted decorated presentational name in yellow paint which contrasts nicely against the red background. Bat retains its original finish with some relatively minor surface wear and indentations: EX ($750-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 46 "Darktown Battery" baseball mechanical bank c.1888. Strong example of this highly coveted 19th century baseball related children's bank remaining in original condition with approximately 85% of its original polychrome paint intact. The bank presents in working order with the pitcher throwing a coin into the catcher while batter raises his bat. One of the better examples we have handled: EX ($2,500-$3,500) $1,485.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 47 "The First Innings" baseball Stevensgraph c.1870-80's. Period silk embroidery depicts an early baseball game in progress with on-looking crowd in the background along with American flags. In outstanding overall condition with little mentionable wear aside from a hint of very light discoloration. Mounted for display within period frame: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 48 Rare McLoughlin Bros. "Game of Baseball" c.1886. Early baseball themed game by the noted maker having beautifully illustrated game action scene on lid. Box (just under 9.5"x17.25") is constructed of wood at sides with heavy stock pressed paper board serving as top and bottom. Exterior displays chipping and wear throughout corners and edges (more accentuated at upper right) and central image portion mainly having some mild wear and touch of scattered surface residue. Housed inside are a game board, instruction booklet (some pages separated, unknown if complete), (2) spinners, (8) wooden game pieces), and (9) of the small handpainted cast metal players. Varying degrees of wear to contents: Displays GD-VG ($1,500-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 49 Reach crescent pad full web baseball glove c.1900s-10s. White leather glove retains a well preserved Reach label on wrist strap with crescent padded interior. Usage wear is evident throughout with soiling/discoloration and a hole at top of middle finger. Small initials are written on in vintage ink: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $396.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 50 Folk art baseball decorative frame c.1911. Period oak frame featuring embossed baseball d√Ącor along bottom panel with ball, bat, workman's style glove, and high top cleats. 10"x11" with period "Our Side's Ten Runs Ahead" titled baseball caricature within. General light wear: EX ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 51 "Base Ball Striker & Catcher" decorative children's ABC plate c.1860s. Staffordshire china soft paste plate having baseball transfer scene decoration at center with raised alphabet lettering on perimeter. 8" diameter: EX-MT ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 52 Spalding "Wagon Tongue" baseball bat c.1890-1910. Full sized 34" bat retains very well defined "Spalding" double circle logo at mid-barrel along with "Wagon Tongue" markings (touch of loss to the lower portion of letters in "Tongue"). Traces of the original black paint can be seen on hitting surface and there is general use/wear throughout including some minor indentations. Black ring is partially visible at base of scored handle: VG-EX ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 53 "Two Men Down" baseball color lithographic display piece c.1909. Very attractive panoramic style color lithographic display piece measuring 14"x44" framed depicting a full game scene. Color remains strong with some very minor surface wear. Marked at bottom margin, ""Copyright 1909 Close, Graham, and Scully Inc": EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $1,789.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 54 Rare baseball folk art decorated game board c.1900. Large painted wooden game board displaying early uniformed baseball players seated on two benches with various equipment and crowd of fans onlooking in background. Titled at opposite end, "The Lap Board Games" by Leonard Mfg. Co. 18"x30" retaining a very fine original surface: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 55 Rare "Reach Sporting Goods" double sided metal advertising sign c.1909. Striking period display being die-cut heavy guage metal which is color lithographed identically on both sides and intended to hang outside a shop by use of the flange on straight edge. "Reach Sporting Goods" company name is done in red and appears on a green background; large circular portion resembles the famed red and blue stitched Reach Official American League baseball. A patent date of July 13, 1909 is noted within the artwork however the balls which were eventually issued bear a later printed on date. This suggests that the sign was created at some point in between. Sign measures 18.25"x13.5" and shows wear consistent with outdoor use including some scrapes/scratches and scattered rust and oxidization on one side, the other has a greater degree with mild rust throughout the surface. Mounted in a wooden stand for display: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $3,705.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 56 Rare Christy Mathewson Baseball Magazine advertising poster c.1910s. Period store advertising poster pictures Mathewson in classic form with "This Poster+with the July Baseball Magazine" tagline below. Done on thick paper stock which has a semi-gloss finish and measures 12.5"x24" overall. Exceptional display value with corner and edge wear largely covered by matting and some creases and wrinkles having limited effect. A pencil notation on back confered 1910 date. The first example we are aware to have been offered which is almost certainly among a scant surviving population given dating and fragility: VG-EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 57 Figural baseball glove "Rum" flask c.1910s. Early glass flask done in the shape of baseball glove complete with finger outlines has "Rum" emgraved at lower front. Back has a floral design and the original metal screw on cap is in place: EX ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 58 "Ace Distributors" sporting goods Company sign c.1910s. Early double sided sign is hand painted in similar fashion on either side to advertise a local Sporting Goods distributor supplying baseball, golf, tennis, bowling, billiards, and boxing equipment. Two piece construction joined by metal eyelets with an additional pair at top by which it was meant to hang. Measures 16"x36" overall with mild wear consistent with long term outdoor use: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 59 "The Perfect Game" baseball folk art display piece. Hand carved wooden panel in a cream color paint having a beautifully executed primitive rendering of a three dimensional baseball bat on the front. Hand painted in red, white, and blue paint along with titling at top margin. Signed by artist T & R Podeswa at lower right corner as originally commissioned for the museum exhibit of the same namesake held at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City in 2003. 11"x42": EX-MT ($400-$600) $916.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 60 "Please Keep Back Of The Foul Line" stadium sign c.1920s-30. Visually appealing early metal sign featuring color lithographed text and background color along with simulated frame. Measures 10"x36" with a touch of light wear. Includes copy of a 1995 auction invoice which bears a handwritten notation that the piece originates from a Forbes Field worker: EX ($300-$500) $1,331.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 61 Baseball decorative doorstop c.1910-20. Unusual oversized weighted baseball shaped doorstop with leather covering and stitching. Very attractive original surface with appropriate patination and usage wear. Originated from the Buffalo, NY area, first of its type we have handled. 5" diameter: VG-EX ($750-$1,250) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 62 Folk art baseball marionette style figure c.1920-30s. Hand carved wooden figural baseball player with jointed arms and legs attached to an elongated handle to enable the user to make the player move. Retains its original period paint with "Tydol Vedol" on the back of the jersey in reference to the popular oil company of the same era. Charming primitive execution remaining in original condition with expected light to moderate age/usage wear: EX ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 63 1914 Albert Bromwich Three-I League "Highest Batting Average" presentational bat. Period figural bat done in metal with gold dore finish10/5/2015 has been engraved on the barrel, "Presented by M.E. Nabstedt & Sons Co. To Albert Bromwich For Highest Batting Average 311, Davenport Base Ball Club, Three Eye League, Season 1914." This is surrounded by a floral/garland border. Bat measures just under 33" long with tarnish and discoloration throughout along with scattered wear and a bend in the handle. Nicely done period piece in a highly uncommon format: GD-VG ($1,000-$2,000) $545.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 64 Enormous "Ball Buster" vintage display bat. Oversized wooden bat measures nearly 54" long with a 5" diameter barrel at widest point. It was hand turned with lathe mark in the knob and displays mild natural ageing and a touch of light wear. A large "L" logo at mid barrel has been painted red, white, and black and comical "Ball Buster" model is carved in the end. Handle has a crack (glue repaired in one area, split in another) and there is a separation in the barrel area likely due to natural contraction of the wood: EX ($750-$1,250) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 65 Winchester "Professional Oil Finish" baseball bat c.1920s. Winchester brand bat with their "Repeating Arms" centerbrand logo measures 35" long with "Professional Oil Finish" model noted on barrel end. Bat retains well defined stampings with mild usage wear evident throughout including some minor surface indentations. There is a small chip to the knob: EX ($300-$500) $180.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 66 Wee Willie Keeler Spalding brand store model bat c.1900s-10s. Diminutive 30.5" bat, fashioned in the period to resemble that which he used, has well defined Keeler facsimile signature impressed at mid-barrel. This appears along with "Spalding Gold Medal...Autograph" markings. In addition to notoreity gained for his excellent abilities, Keeler was well known for his use of the shortest bat that Major League rules would allow. Wear evident throughout with some grain swelling and chipping along with a handle crack that was fixed with vintage nails. The crack had been covered with tape which is now removed (discoloration in it's place) and additional tape remains on handle: GD-VG ($500-$1,000) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 67 Oversized "A.G. Spalding & Bros." megaphone c.1920s-30s. Large early megaphone with (2) piece body which is riveted together and has metal caps on either end. "A.G. Spalding & Bros. Athletic Goods" is lettered in white on either side and a handle was affixed so that it could be raised for use. Stands 38" tall and the wider opening spans 17.5" across. Mild general usage and age wear with some minor scattered condition imperfections. An exceptional display piece given both size and association with the pre-eminent sporting goods maker: EX ($400-$600) $2,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 68 Fine Napoleon Lajoie professional model baseball bat c.1917-21. Rare and desirable bat dating to the period just after Lajoie's storied Major League career ended after (21) years of play. From 1896 to 1916 he was a mainstay in the game earning (5) American League batting titles, impressive when considering that his competition included Ty Cobb whom collected (9) in the same span, and a Triple Crown in 1901. In 1917 he signed on with the International League Toronto Maple Leafs as player-Manager and won the batting title at age (42) with the club ultimately claiming the League Championship. He later signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers, though never played, and did take the field with the American Association Indianapolis Indians. In 1918 he officialy retired from baseball and was Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1937. Hand turned Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with dash-dot-dash centerbrand with Lajoie facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 34" long and weighs 38.2oz. Uncracked with usage wear evident throughout including ball and contact marks. The bat allegedly originated from the personal collection of former Cleveland Indians outfielder, Elmer Smith. Professional model Lajoie game bats are essentially non-existent with the offered being a rare and desirable specimen not previously having been offered. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($10,000-$20,000) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 69 Honus Wagner miniature decal bat c.1910s. Louisville Slugger 14" long model "40W" bat has a large Honus Wanger decal applied at barrel end. Color remains vibrant throughout with some minor scrapes/scratches and a touch of other light wear. Fine example in original unrestored condition : EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 70 Ty Cobb miniature decal bat c.1910s. Louisville Slugger 14" long model "40TC" bat has a large Ty Cobb "Georgia Peach" decal applied at barrel end. Strong color with approx. 85% remaining intact and some small areas of loss (incl. to Cobb's face) and a touch of other light wear: EX ($750-$1,250) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 71 Frank Baker Louisville Slugger decal bat c.1910s. Full sized 34" Louisville Slugger dash-dot-dash model "40 F.B" bat retains a well preserved Frank Baker decal on barrel end. Decal color is bold and vibrant, minimally effected by some some surface wear/chipping and small scuffs, and is more than 90% intact. Bat displays similar mild wear and overall presents as one of the nicer examples we have offered as of late: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 72 Eddie Collins Louisville Slugger decal bat c.1920s. Full sized 34" Louisville Slugger model "40 E.C" bat retains a substantial portion of the original Collins decal on barrel end. Approximately 60% remains intact with a nearly complete portrait flanked by recognizable text and some of the facimile signature is below. Usage and some general age wear is evident throughout with a repaired handle crack and much of the surface has likely been done over with a clear coat: GD-VG ($500-$750) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 73 Vintage folk art hand painted baseball bat display piece. Flat wooden plank cut to baseball bat shape with wood grain painted on along with a black grip area. Although the era of make is unclear it likely dates to the 1950s, or earlier. Measures 52" long with light scattered wear: EX ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 74 Rare "Ty Cobb Brand" high grade Jarvis "Collegiate Model" decal bat c.1910s. Full sized 34" wooden bat remains in exceptional overall condition with deep impressed centerbrand stamping and a near fully intact decal on barrel end. Wear is essentially limited to some minor surface nicks/flaws and some very minor imperfections to decal. An exceedinly rare bat at any level of condition, this likely represents one of the more well preserved examples extant: EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $2,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 75 "The Shortstop" figural diner menu c.1950s. Vintage wooden signed cut from a piece of wood into baseball bat shape and finished in red. "Shortstop" diner name and menu option are lettered in white on either side. Small eyelet at top for hanging and there is a touch of light to mild natural wear. Measures 41.5" long and a split at handle end has been repaired. Charming period baseball themed piece with folk art display qualities: EX ($500-$1,000) $297.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 76 Rare "Ty Cobb Brand" split finger baseball glove by Jarvis c.1910s. Early left handed split finger full web glove is seldom found relative to the baseman's version (which is itself infequently offered). A well preserved "Ty Cobb" facsimile signature Jarvis manufacturers tag remains on back and there is a faint but not descernable model number stamped in the palm. Well used with the moderatly dried leather having some surface and small cracks or tears. The eyelet opening on wriststrap is torn on one side and there is an area of separation, and touch of material loss, inside: GD-VG ($500-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 77 "Ty Cobb Brand" baseman's mitt by Jarvis c.1910s. Early left handed mitt retains a well preserved "Ty Cobb" facimile signature Jarvis maunufacturers tag on the back. Evident useage wear throughout with the supple leather showing some areas of pitting/scuffing. The buckle backed closure and all lacing appear original: VG-EX ($500-$750) $297.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 78 Honus Wagner store model split finger baseball glove c.1910s-20s. J.C. Higgins brand left handed 1" web glove has been meticulously restored to very presentable display condition. The front and back surfaces show typical usage and age wear with a well defined makers label on wrist strap and "J. Hans Wagner" facsimile signature in the palm. Interior is relined in leather and the piping and leather stiching have been replaced. Supple leather has presumably been oiled and cleaned and it is likely that Wagner marking was enhanced slightly for display: EX display value ($750-$1,000) $396.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 79 Rare Pittsburgh Pirates oversized pennant c.1910s. Outstanding early pennant done in two piece construction with main blue body section have applied yellow "Pittsburgh" lettering and edge accent. The left hand portion is done in yellow with blue strip at left edge and has a leather batter cutout, with burned in details, affixed. Measures just under 39" long with some light spotting a scattered moth holes. An exceptionally desirable and rarely offered style: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,729.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 80 Rare Cleveland Naps oversized pennant c.1910s. Black felt pennant with screened on "Cleveland American Naps" titling measures 36" long. Touch of light wear throughout with some minor cracking to letters and a few very minor pulls to material. The "P" has small upper fabric layer separation at bottom left of the staff. Extremely rare with this being the first example of this particular pennant we have seen: EX ($1,000-$3,000) $1,945.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 81 Rare Detroit Tigers oversized pennant c.1910s. Felt pennant with screened on "Detroit American Tigers" titling measures 34.5" long. Light wear throughout largely takes the form of scattered spots and small areas of discoloration. Exceedinly rare with this being the first example of this particular pennant we have seen: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$3,000) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 82 Rare St. Louis Cardinals oversized pennant c.1910s. Felt pennant with screened on "St. Louis Nationals" titling measures 34.5" long. Light wear throughout largely takes the form of some minor discoloration (although this could be inherent to the type/color of fabric use) and a touch to the tip of pointed end. Exceedinly rare with this being the first example of this particular pennant we have seen: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$3,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 83 Rare Philadelphia Phillies oversized pennant c.1910s. Felt pennant with screened on "Philadelphia Nationals Phillies" titling measures 35.5" long. Touch of light wear throughout largely takes the form of some very small spots/spotting and a few errant cracks to lettering. Exceedinly rare with this being the first example of this particular pennant we have seen: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$3,000) $4,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 84 Vintage c.1910s-20s pennants and large woolen blanket (6 pieces). Includes (5) vintage pennants with themes incl. 1911 National Guard Encampment, 1913 National Guard Encampment, Knights of Pythias, University of Colorado, and Cushing Oklahoma; oversized heavy wool blanket with letters "SMA" applied at center and "JOB" at one corner. Varying degrees of natural ageing and other wear throughout: Overall EX ($300-$500) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 85 "Miniature Baseball" coin operated game c.1920-30's. Coin operated trade simulator style game remains in working order. Painted metal playing field at the top has some minor surface wear incl. areas of minor flaking largely effecting the instruction area. Original wooden casing remains intact with a few surface scratches and some missing material near coin slot area. 17 1/2" tall, missing the original key: VG-EX ($750-$1,250) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 86 "Play Ball!" slot machine by Mills Novelty c.1920s. Substantive wooden cased slot machine with sections done in heavy cast iron that is accented by hand painted areas, printed paper inserts, and a large lithographed scene on metal applied at front. The machine remains in working order and has aged well with moderate wear and ageing to all pieces and components throughout. The lock has been removed from upper front and this panel can now be removed to reveal that some of the front glass is held in place with some more modern tape (not visible when looking through front openings). The lock hole is covered over with cardboard. Lock on the back cover appears to be a replacement and no key has been furnished. Considered to be the premier 1920s baseball themed piece within the genre the offered is a rare unrestored example and it has been many years since we have offered another: Overall EX ($5,000-$10,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 87 1939 Centennial of Baseball broadside. Rare original heavy stock advertising poster featuring "Uncle Sam" batter graphic displayed over the Centennial logo. Intended for use as needed, areas at extreme top and bottom, and a larger in the lower half, are blank and game information has been seen printed on in other examples which have surfaced. Displays nicely in a tasteful 15"x23" frame, the sign is in two pieces and has chips to lower left corner of upper half and lower right of the bottom. In addition, there are tears to the side of each chip which can be seen when viewing up close. Of noted rarity, this is the first example we have offered and one of only a handful we have encountered: see description: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $2,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 88 1939 Baseball Centennial uniform patch. Original embroidered patch as worn in 1939 in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of professional baseball. Color remains vibrant throughout with some light toning to lighter portions and loose stitches around the edges: EX ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 89 Ted Williams Louisville Slugger advertising display sign c.1947. Cardboard display sign advertises Louisville Slugger baseball bats with a caricature of Williams batting. Measures 15"x20" with original unused easel back. Wear confined largely to corners and a touch at edges: EX/MT ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 90 Stan Musial Louisville Slugger advertising display sign c.1947. Cardboard display sign advertises Louisville Slugger baseball bats with a caricature of Musial batting. Measures 15"x20" with original unused easel back. Wear confined largely to corners and edges: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $355.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 91 Johnny Mize and Mickey Vernon Louisville Slugger advertising display sigsn c.1947. Cardboard display signs advertising Louisville Slugger baseball bats with caricatures of Mize and Vernon batting. Each measures 15"x20" with original unused easel back. Wear is confined largely to corners and edges: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 92 Bob Feller die-cut display piece c.1940s. Full color portrait of Bob Feller appears on a circular heavy stock vintage display piece. An additional flag portion at upper right has his facsimile signature at top with name and "Cleveland Indians" listed below. Housed within an 20"x21.5" shadowbox, it offers ideal display qualities with visible wear to include toning, chipping at edges, some minor surface loss, and a few breaks/creases to upper flag pole portion: VG-EX ($300-$500) $295.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 93 Dizzy Dean Grape Nuts cardboard advertising display c.1935. Large die cut full color period store display depicting Dizzy Dean in pitching follow through. Striking eye appeal with bold and vibrant coloration throughout and mostly minor wear to corners and edges. The lower fifth appears to have been exposed to moisture with some discoloration and other mild related wear. A small series of tears (likely a puncture) give the appearance of some creasing on Dean's lower foot. Measures approx. 26"x40" at extremes and comes tastefully displayed within an 28"x42" frame: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 94 Rare Red Barber Old Gold Cigarettes large format advertising display c.1940s. Oversized period piece featuring a portrait image of the Hall of Fame Broadcaster set against a game action scene. Titled "Old Gold+Presents" along the top with mention of Barber and Connie Desmond "Broadcasting Dodger Games Daily" at bottom. Housed within tasteful 31"x42.5" wooden frame which rougly mirrors measurements of the display. There is some creasing and scuffs to corners and those at top have holes from mounting; additional wear is present at edges and there are some minor scrapes and scuffs. Notably scarce with this being the first such example we have seen or offered: VG-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 95 Ted Williams die-cut "Moxie" advertising display c.1950s-60s. Appealing period display piece shows Ted Williams in Red Sox uniform along with his facsimile signature atop a "Drink Moxie" endorsement. Done on heavy stock which has a hint of mostly light wear and some creasing to the die-cut head. There is a small amount of blue color filled in at top, the balance remains bold and vibrant. Measures approx. 12"x15", framed to 14"x18" overall: EX ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 96 Roy Campanella Coca-Cola store advertising display c.1952. Rare full color counter-top store display is done on heavy cardboard stock and shows Campanella in Dodgers uniform. Color is vibrant throughout and the piece has some mild scattered wear including scattered chips/dents to corners/edges, and some small light scuffs to the central portion. The lower right corner has some creasing. A few very small imperfections (and one larger which is over Campanella's lip) have been inpainted and offer minimal distraction. Original easle back is intact. An important piece with note to the infrequent signing of African American athletes as product endorsees at the time: GD-VG with superior display value ($750-$1,250) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 97 Rare Spalding "Play Ball!" die-cut 3D advertising display c.1940s. Choice period store display being one of most appealing we seen from the era stands just under (2) feet tall and measures approx. 19" across. "Play Ball!" titling at top ends in die-cut lettering with the slogan "It Pays To Play with Spalding Official Equipment" noted below. An arrow at right side points down to an "Official National League Ball." The lower portion, all shown from the bat and batters hands down, is done on another die-cut piece which is affixed but extends out from the backing. The ONL Ford Frick ball is likewise affixed to lower portion but extends out further when set for display. These piece are held in place by flaps in the material and all stands upright via the original easle backing. There is a touch of light edge wear throughout which is slightly more accentuated on the die-cut portions. The bat end and "L!" at top have creased and are now reenforced and/or held in place by wooden sticks applied to the back. A striking a highly visual piece of noted rarity: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 98 Duke Snider autographed stat inscribed c.1950s Rawlings advertising poster. Large format period piece shows Snider as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers and promotes his signature model glove line by Rawlings. It has been signed "Edwin Duke Snider" in marker rating 8/9 out of 10 and inscribed with a number of career related statistics. Framed for display to just over 28"x36". Wear throughout including fold lines, creases and wrinkling, some small tears, and a larger tear at top. There is a vintage ink notation placed by the original owner. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Poster see description ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 99 Louisville Slugger store display bat rack c.1950's. Top of the line cast iron revolving rack with six removable arms atop a platform base retaining majority of their original gold wash surface. Original plastic advertising sign sits atop. In exceptionally well preserved condition overall with (1) very small chip to plastic topper and a touch of other minimal wear. Substantive and desirable display piece stands approx. 47" tall: EX-MT- ($1,500-$2,500) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 100 Forbes Field attributed "Section" sign. Green and white enameled porcelain signed reading "Section 17" on either side is believe to have hung inside Forbes Field. Corner and edge wear/chipping (along with some resulting rust) as expected given long term use can be found to areas throughout. Measures 12"x18" and with a pair of eyelets at top: EX ($400-$600) $1,800.00
 
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