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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 201 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers National League Champions presentational travel case. Zippered case done in navy blue leather has gilt impressed Dodgers logo on top along with "National League Champions 1949" titling." Just below is a small metal placard which is engraved with the initials "P N." Marked "Tommy Traveler" in the inside which contains all but (1) of the original and essentially unused accessories. Touch of light exterior wear: EX/MT ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 202 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers Opening Day ticket stub. Original die-cut ticket stub with printed on catcher likeness and relevant text throughout front. Wear largely takes the form of a crease situtated within the upper portion. Rain check is included but no longer attached: VG/EX ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 203 Rare 1940 Brooklyn Dodgers Opening Day full ticket. Die-cut ticket in almost never seen "full" unripped format. Displays well with some some light discoloration at top, a light wrinkle within lower portion, and a touch of other wear when viewed from the front. Back has evidence of prior mounting including paper loss at top and residue to the balance. Despite noted condition issues, a notably rare and highly desirable piece: see description ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 204 1939 Brooklyn Dodgers Opening Day ticket stub. Desirable die-cut original stub done to simulate a baseball with stitching printed on front and back along with relevant text. Hint of extremely light wear is essentially confined to extreme edges and is mentioned purely for accuracy: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 205 Rare 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers "Night Game" ticket stub. Original die-cut stub done to simulate a light bulb as issued for "Night Game 5" of the 1938 season. Light wear throughout with some creasing/wrinkles and chip missing from lower left corner: GD/VG ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 206 1956 Sparky Anderson National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues contract. Early career contract retained the services of the future Hall of Famer to play Class AA ball with the Fort Worth Baseball Club. Signed "George Lee Anderson" in period ink in (2) places rating 8-8/9 out of 10 along with a club representative. Contract displays the slightest hint of mentionable wear with some very faint fold lines. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sigs. NM, Contract EX/MT ($750-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 207 1962 Hans Lobert San Francisco Giants Old-Timers Day presentational box. Metal presentational box has been engraved on the lid, "Old Timers Day Candlestick Park San Francisco, California August 4, 1962." Noted below, in scripted font, is the name "John Hans Lobert." Box has some very light general handling wear and tarnish and the black inlay within the impressed "2" has fallen out. Included is a "Giants" team logo heavy stock card which is signed, "1/1 1960 San Francisco Hans Lobert" in fountain pen rating 7/8 out of 10. Auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($500-$750) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 208 Brooklyn Dodgers pennant c.1930s-40s. Full sized blue felt pennant (28.5") having screened on batter graphic and "Dodgers" team name in scripted logo font with "BRKYN" lettered in the "D." Light toning and a touch of wear with pointed end tip missing a small chip: EX ($200-$400) $153.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 209 Roy Campanella Los Angeles Dodgers professional model hat as worn c.1970s. Classic blue hat with "LA" embroidered team logo on front retains the "New Era+Pro Model" tag on interior leather band. Strong usage wear can be seen throughout with mild soiling. Following the tragic accident which ended his career, Campanella was often involved in Dodgers team related events starting with Roy Campanella Night in 1959 and continuing through the 1960s and 70s with Spring Training, Old-Timers Days, and a host of other occassions. Though he did not suit up in full uniform, Campanella could always be seen wearing a Dodgers hat. This hat has been retained by the Campenalla Family and is the example which he can be seen wearing in photographs taken during events in the 1970s. Hat with primary sourcing are notably rare with the offered being an ideal alternative to a playing career era example. Includes letter of provenance from the Campanella Family and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 210 Roy Campanella autographed lithograph. Color artwork lithograph has been signed within the lower border "Roy Campanella" in pencil rating 8 out of 10. Also signed by the artist, Christopher Paluso, and numbered "A/E V." Framed for display (19"x25") with visible wear that appears limited to tack holes at corners from prior mounting. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Campanella Family: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $146.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 211 1958 Roy Campanella testimonial dinner photograph. Vintage sepia toned 12"x20" photograph is captioned at lower corner "Citation Dinner In Honor Of Roy Campanella, Toots Shor December 10, 1958." Campenalla and Ford Frick can be seen seated at the head table. Wear throughout includes creasing and several scattered tears with lower corner that appears to have been torn off and is now held in place with tape. Includes letter of provenance from the Campanella Family: GD display value ($250-$500) $60.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 212 "Baseball Sluggers" First Day of Issue presentational piece. Framed display piece (13.5"x21") as presented to the Campanella Family upon release of the "Baseball Sluggers" series of stamps. An example of the block of (4) in which Campanella appears is mounted beside an engraved metal placard with a larger photographic print of the stamps shown above. Includes letter of provenance from the Campanella Family: NM ($200-$400) $75.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 213 1935 Waite Hoyt Pittsburgh Pirates Uniform Player's Contract with related bonus letter. National League of Professional Baseball Club contract spelling out terms for employment of Hall of Fame pitcher Waite Hoyt for 1935 season. Fully executed with Hoyt signing on the interior in period fountain pen rating 8 out of 10 and then hand writing his address below. Also signed by club President William Benswanger. Typical mailing and storage folds with a hint of light toning and a touch of handling wear. Included Oct. 25, 1934 dated letter of Pirates stationary notes that Hoyt is to receive a signing bonus of $1,000. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($3,000-$5,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 214 1945 New York Giants team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick Official National League baseball has been signed by (25) incl. Mel Ott, whom displays prominently on a lower side panel, and Ernie Lombardi. All are done in period fountain pen rating an average 7 out of 10 with a few lesser and some (incl. Ott) better. Ball is lightly toned with a few very minor imperfections. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 215 1941 New York Giants team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick Official National League baseball has been signed by (24) incl. Mel Ott, Carl Hubbell, Gabby Hartnett, Bill Terry, Carl Hubbell, and others. Period fountain pen signatures average 7 out of 10 with a general range of 6-8 and very few lesser. Ball has lightly toned with bold stampings and a small spot or two of very light wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. VG-NM ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 216 1943 Pittsburgh Pirates team signed baseball with Honus Wagner. Rawlings F.Frick Official National League baseball has been signed by (23) incl. Wagner, Frank Frisch, Al Lopez, Dom DiMaggio, Rip Sewell, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 7/8 out of 10 and the ball is a touch off white with well defined stampings. Ideal example for display with all (3) Hall of Famers situated on one panel. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 217 Fine Stan Musial bronze statue by Harry Webber. Exceptional work showing Musial in swing follow through is based on the larger original which stands outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Base has impressed "Stan Musial" facsimile signature along with "19/25" numbering and "Weber" mark. Stands approx. 18" tall with 9.5"x19" footprint. One of the most highly regarded modern era baseball player statues and rarely offered. Includes an original Cardinals Care pamphlet which announced the sale of very few such examples: NM ($5,000-$10,000) $13,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 218 Johnny Vander Meer endorsed Goldsmith baseball glove box and glove c.1930s. Attractive store display box with upper surface of the blue lid hosting a full length image, Vander Meer facsimile signature, and Goldsmith Company name. The front skirt likewise advertises the product inside. Mild wear to box includes some very minor spotting/discoloration to upper surface which has a pencil notation written in one corner. There are some light stress wrinkles near corners/edges and a touch of other light wear. Glove (model AG65, different from that advertised on box) is Vander Meer endorsed and displays mild usage wear with a well defined facimile signature. Includes a custom lucite cover which fits over the box for display: Box EX-EX/MT, Glove EX ($750-$1,250) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 219 "Human Vacuum Cleaner" Brooks Robinson autographed bronze sculpture by Robert Hogan. Large figural piece captures Robinson mid-play and has a raised area on base which lists career statistics. Within this portion is a "Brooks Robinson" thin point marker signature rating 8 out of 10. Signed by the artist within the work and numbered "18/36." Stands just over 15" tall atop rotating wooden base. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 220 Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle autographed baseball with related Ted Williams autographed photograph. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed across the sweetspot by Williams and Mantle appearing on adjacent panel. Ink signatures rate 8 out of 10 and are situated such that both can be viewed when positioned for display. Ball has some light toning; 8"x10" photo of Williams and Mantle has been signed "Ted Williams" in gold marker rating 9/10 out of 10. Numbered "4/1000." One of a select few which remained within the Williams Family collection. Includes letter of provenance from the Williams Family, original Williams Auction labeled holders, and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,000) $530.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 221 Ted Williams single signed baseball with "406" inscription. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed across the sweetspot in ink rating 8 out of 10. Ball is just a hint off white. Uncommon inscription and one of only a handful from the Family Collection. Includes letter of provenance from the Williams Family, original Williams Auction labeled holders, and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $440.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 222 500 Home Run Club autographed baseball. Rawlings B.Giamatti ONL ball has been signed by (11) incl. Mantle, Williams, Jackson, Banks, Aaron, Mays, Robinson, McCovey, Mathews, Killebrew, and Schmidt. Ink signatures rate 7/8-8 out of 10. Ball has some very minor toning/discoloration. Includes letter of provenance from the Williams Family, original Williams Auction labeled holders, and auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $495.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 223 Ted Williams single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed across the sweetspot in ink rating 8 out of 10. Light even toning. One of only a handful which were found within the Williams Family collection. Includes letter of provenance from the Williams Family, original Williams Auction labeled holders, and auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 224 Ted Williams single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Brown OAL baseball has been signed across the sweetspot in ink rating 8/9 out of 10. One of only a handful which were found within the Williams Family collection. Includes letter of provenance from the Williams Family, original Williams Auction labeled holders, and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 225 Ted Williams autographed baseball bat. Louisville Slugger W166 model bat done to the same specifications as that which he would have used has been signed on the barrel, "Ted Williams." Blue marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes letter of provenance from the Williams Family, original Williams Auction labeled holders, and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 226 Ted Williams autographed commemorative baseball bat. Cooperstown Bat Co. Famous Player Series bat with Williams likeness and career statistics printed on barrel end. Signed in blue marker, "Ted Williams" rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes letter of provenance from the Williams Family, original Williams Auction labeled holders, and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$1,000) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 227 Ted Williams autographed large format photograph with Babe Ruth. Oversized color photo based on the original which was taken in 1943 at Fenway Park. Signed in blue marker, "Ted Williams" rating 9/10 out of 10. Includes letter of provenance from the Williams Family and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$1,000) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 228 Ted Williams autographed photograph. Classic 16"x20" black and white photograph has been signed across the front, "Ted Williams." Blue marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes letter of provenance from the Williams Family and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $198.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 229 Ted Williams autographed last homerun photograph. Classic 16"x20" black and white photograph has been signed across the front, "Ted Williams" and inscribed "521 9/28/60." Blue marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes letter of provenance from the Williams Family and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 230 Ted Williams autographed photograph. Classic 16"x20" black and white photograph has been signed across the front, "Ted Williams." Blue marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes letter of provenance from the Williams Family and auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 231 September 28, 1960 Ted Williams last game ticket stub (homerun #521). Original stub issued for the game played at Fenway Park in which Williams made his final appearance and hit career homerun number (521). Displayed within an 16"x18" frame, there is little mentionable wear visible aside from a very light wrinkle or two, what may be a very faint pencil line, and slightly irregular upper edge tear (back has not been examined). An image of Williams is matted above and an engraved descriptive placard is situated at one side. Rare stub with this being only the second we can recall bringing to auction: Appears EX ($750-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 232 "Yankee Clipper" Joe DiMaggio bronze sculpture by Robert Hogan (Artists' Proof). Substantive cast bronze figural likeness shows DiMaggio in classic form on swing follow through. The piece stands an imposing 20" tall atop rotating wood and alabaster base. Signed within the work by that artist and numbered "5 A.P." from the Artists Proof edition: NM ($2,000-$3,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 233 1946 Lou Gehrig signature model Louisville Slugger lathe bat. Wooden bat with the original lathe knob ends remaining affixed has a large Lou Gehrig facsimile signature burned in at center. Block lettered into the barrel at right is "1946 - 33"." Measures 34" end to end (bat being 33") with a touch of light surface wear. An interesting display piece and perhaps unique in this form. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and MEARS: EX/MT ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 234 1939 New York Yankees World Championship commemorative blond bat. Vintage presentational bat having impressed player names and facimile signatures along with block letter titling. Very nice overall condition with little mentionable wear and far less common than the traditional black bats: EX/MT ($500-$750) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 235 *Updated description 1938 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Reach brand baseball has been signed by (28) incl. Lou Gehrig, Joe McCarthy, Earle Combs, Bill Dickey, Red Ruffing, Lefty Gomez, Joe Gordon, Red Rolfe, Joe Glenn, Babe Dahlgren, Tom Henrich, Frank Crosetti, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 7/8-8 out of 10. The Dahlgren and to slightly greater degree Joe Page signatures are effected by two small areas of minor surface wear. Ball displays an off white coloration with some mildly more accentuated areas of toning. League stampings are faded and there is an errant team/year identifier written in unknown hand in their place. Fielding a team packed with Hall of Fame talent the Yankees were enjoying a run of seasons which rank among the best a team has ever put together. A fine example from this key team, further enhanced by Gehrig's prominent placement upon the sweet spot. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: Ball EX, Sigs. mostly EX/MT-NM ($4,000-$6,000) $3,267.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 236 Scarce Tony Lazzeri professional model baseball bat c.1938-39 with exceptional Family provenance (PSA graded "GU 9.5"). Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Lazzeri facsimile burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 36oz. Usage wear evident throughout with the barrel covered in ball and contact marks along with some additional minor indentations. A chip in the knob has been expertly repaired and the surface lightly buffed to bring out a fine luster. The bat has exceptional provenance having been consigned to this sale by his great niece and it is being offered for the first time publicly. Lazzeri enjoyed great success on the field and is best known as a member of the New York Yankees during the golden era. His last (2) seasons (1938 and 39) were split between Chicago, New York, and Brooklyn and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. Lazzeri bats are notably scarce with few examples coming to market, the offered being the only we are aware of which can be traced back to the family. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA, LOA from Hunt Auctions, and letter of provenance: EX ($10,000-$20,000) $11,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 237 Exceptional 1937 American League All-Star Team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (25) incl. Lou Gehrig, Hank Greenberg, Lefty Gomez, Jimmie Foxx, Joe Cronin, Rick Ferrell, Wes Ferrell, Joe DiMaggio, Lefty Grove, Bill Dickey, Charles Gehringer, and others. Joe McCarthy is clubhouse. Period fountain pen signatures rate 7-8/9 out of 10. The ball is a touch off white and retains bold, well defined stampings, with a small handwritten year identifier. The game was played in Washington's Griffith Stadium under the auspecies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and resulted in a win for the American League. Uncommonly strong condition throughout with special note to the prominent and ideally placed Gehrig autograph. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX/MT-NM ($5,000-$7,500) $4,392.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 238 1936 American League All-Star Team signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (22) incl. Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Bill Dickey, Joe McCarthy, Joe DiMaggio, Rick Ferrell, Luke Appling, Earl Averill, Joe Cronin, Lefty Gomez, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 7-7/8 out of 10 and the ball is very lightly toned with bold League stampings and some light scattered wear. The American League boasted a formidable lineup for the fourth All-Star Game ever played which took place at Braves Field in Boston with Joe DiMaggio becomming the first Rookie to appear in the now annual event. His teamate Lou Gehrig hit a homerun and would duplicate the feat again a year later. A seldom offered and highly desirable team ball. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX-EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 239 Dixie Walker professional model baseball bat c.1933-34. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Walker facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 32.5oz. Strong usage wear evident throughout with grain swelling due to repeated contact and ball, stitch, and cleat marks. Substantial handle crack has been repaired with a vintage nail and it appears that the bat surface was likely oiled. Scarce game bat from a notable former Yankees and Dodgers player. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$1,000) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 240 Frank Frisch single signed baseball c.1940s. Spalding F.Frick Official National League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "Frank Frisch." Fountain pen signature rates 7/8 out of 10 and the ball displays light toning and some mild scattered wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA; Ball VG/EX, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 241 George Sisler and Stan Musial autographed baseball. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "George Sisler" in ink rating 8 out of 10. An adjacent side panel bare the more faint signature (6-6/7) of Stan Musial. Ball is a hint off white with some minute imperfections mentioned largely for accuracy. An interesting pair whom spanned two distinctly different eras of St. Louis baseball and a worthy alternative to an otherwise far more expensive Sisler single. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX/MT, Sigs. VG-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 242 Fine 1957 Rogers Hornsby single signed baseball (PSA graded 7.5). Wilson brand "Official Professional League" baseball has been signed across the sweetspot "Rogers Hornsby 1957." Blue ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration with small handwritten date (2/26/57) near stampings. Seldom offered at this level of quality graded "7.5" overall by PSA/DNA. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX/MT-NM ($3,000-$5,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 243 Dizzy Dean single signed baseball c.1960s. Rawlings W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "Dizzy Dean." Ink signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Ball displays a mild even off white coloration and some scattered minor surface wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sig. EX-EX/MT ($1,500-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 244 1939 St. Louis Cardinals team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick Official National League baseball has been signed by (17) incl. Joe Medwick, Johnny Mize, Enos Slaughter, Pepper Martin, Paul Dean, and others. Fountain pen signatures rate 6/7-8 out of 10. Ball has mild toning/discoloration and some scattered mild wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX ($500-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 245 1937 St. Louis Cardinals team signed baseball. Spalding F.Frick Official National League baseball has been signed by (18) incl. Dizzy Dean, Joe Medwick, Jesse Haines, Leo Durocher, Pepper Martin, Johnny Mize, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 6-7 out of 10 with Frisch stronger at 8. Ball has mild toning and a touch of light wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. VG/EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 246 1931 St. Louis Cardinals reunion autographed baseball. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by (15) incl. Frank Frisch, Jesse Haines, Chick Hafey, Flint Rhem, Earl Adams, Andy High, and others. Ink signatures rate 6/7-8 out of 10. Ball displays a touch of light toning and some light/mild wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX-NM ($750-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 247 Washington Senators large format photographic display c.1903-04. Series of period original photographs showing team members in uniform with a central 3.5"x6" full body pose surrounded by (20) smaller half body length portraits. The larger image has "1904" handwritten notation at upper corner however a number of those shown are in a unique style of jersey worn only in 1903. Framed to measure 22"x25" overall with interior pieces presumably on mount of slightly smaller dimensions. Touch of light wear and hint of natural age toning: Overall EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 248 Josh Devore sidewritten professional model baseball bat c.1910s. Rare early bat with strong attribution to player use through Louisville Slugger factory applied sidewriting which clearly reads, "Josh Devore." Devore spent (7) years in the Major Leagues with the majority spent as a member of the New York Giants. He later joined the Cincinnati Reds and in 1914 was with the Philadelphia Phillies and then traded to Boston just in time to be a member of the "Miracle Braves" World Series Championship team. Wooden bat measures 34.5" long and weighs nearly 42oz with no discernable manufacturers markings. The bat was at one time within the Louisville Slugger vaults and like many such pieces suffered the effects of a fire which has blackened the majority of the surface. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 249 Scarce 1908 "A Fan's Fan" Pittsburgh Pirates souvenir fan. Notably rare wooden bat shaped fan with accordion fold sectional display depicting each of the Pirates player portrait images. Players include Honus Wagner (famous C.Horner portrait as used on T-206 card), Clarke, Willis, Phillip (e), Gibson, and Camnitz. Overall condition is very fine with some light soiling to the interior fold out sectional pieces. 10" tall: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $8,254.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 250 1917 Honus Wagner autographed personal check. June 30, 1917 dated check has been filled out in his hand and signed, "John H. Wagner." Blue fountain pen signature rates 8 out of 10. Tastefully framed for display (15.5"x21" with black and white photo mounted above), there is some light general handling wear visible incl. a faint crease and the typical punch hole cancellations. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,077.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 251 1898 Fred Clarke Louisville Colonels presentational tray - a wedding gift from his teammates. Sterling silver tray has been engraved in the center, "From The Members Of The Louisville B.B. Club July 5, '98." Clarke had signed with the team for his Rookie season (4) years earlier and by 1897 served as both player and Manager. Both well established and well respected, his team presented him with the offered tray on his wedding day, July 5, 1898. The tray measures approx. 12.5"x9" and is marked "RW&S Sterling" on back with a touch of light wear. Early pieces with substantive ties to both a Hall of Famer and notable team are virtually non-existant with this example being offered for the first time publicly. Includes letter of provenance from a Clarke descendant: EX/MT ($1,500-$2,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 252 Late 1890s Louisville Colonels "mascot" presentational spoon to Fred Clarke's daughter. Sterling silver spoon with eloborately tooled handle has been engraved within the bowl, "Presented to Mascot for the Colonels, Miss Helen Louise Clarke, by friend of her father, Happy Freddie, King of Left Fielders." Helen was the elder of Clarke's daughters. Marked "Sterling" on the back along with additional makers' stampings. Touch of light natural age wear. Includes letter of provenance from a Clarke descendant: EX/MT ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 253 Rare 1900-01 Pittsburgh Pirates team photograph. Early sepia toned image shows Pirates players in uniform while at Spring Training in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Notable amongst the crowd are Hall of Famers Honus Wagner, Fred Clarke, and Rube Waddell. The presence of Waddell dates to the image to the 1900-01 time period, an enormously significant era in which ownership brought together a team which would be a dominant National League presence for years to come. From 1901-03 they collected (3) consecutive Championship titles and in 1903 took part in the first World Series. Although they were unable to topple Boston in 1903, the Pirates won a Franchise first World Series title in 1909 against Ty Cobb and his Detroit Tigers. Overall display value remains outstanding with sharp focus and crisp clarity. Edges of the mount have been trimmed to mirror the image size (7.5"x9.5" matted and framed) and show light wear. There is a puncture just to the right of Clarke (standing just behind Wagner) which has the appearance of roughly an "X" shaped tear which does not have overwhelming effect when viewing the piece. This could certainly be easily restored if so desired. From the Estate of Fred Clarke and includes letter of provenance from a Clarke descendant: Displays EX with note to technical grade description ($3,000-$5,000) $4,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 254 Honus Wagner autographed photographic display c.1946. Sepia toned image appears next to biographical text with a blank area above which has been signed, "Honus Wagner." Blue foutain pen signature rates 8 out of 10 with a very minor stray ink line. Framed for display to measure 12.25"x13.5" and includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 255 1946 Ty Cobb autographed photographic display. Sepia toned image appears next to biographical text with a blank area above which has been signed, "Ty Cobb 8/10/46." Blue foutain pen signature rates 8 out of 10. Framed for display to measure 12.25"x13.5" and includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,048.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 256 Ty Cobb Louisville Slugger store model baseball bat c.1920s. Louisville Slugger model "40 T.C." with a bold and well defined Cobb facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 36" long. Displays nicely with mild use including a pair of chips to the barrel, repaired handle crack, and some other scattered use/wear: EX ($250-$500) $304.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 257 1912 Ty Cobb "King of Clubs" sheet music. A full-length pose of "Champion Batsman" Ty Cobb, in Detroit Tigers uniform, offers ideal display value on the front cover of this popular period issue. Tastefully double matted and framed for display (17.5"x21.5"), there is some light wear visible which is largely situated on the corners and edges (balance has not been examined for condition): Apparent EX ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 258 Enormous Christy Mathewson color tinted vintage photograph c.1930. Oversized vintage photographic display shows Matty in uncommon lifelike clarity. Hand tinted with color throughout and captioned "Christy Mathewson" at bottom. At lower left is a small ink "The Ring" logo (done by hand) suggesting that the piece may have once hung in their offices. Housed in vintage frame measuring 24.5"x30" overall. Light toning and a hint of wear: EX ($1,500-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 259 Philadelphia Athletics large format barnstorming photograph c.1910. Oversized sepia toned photograph shows Athletics team members in minstrel and other satirical outfits. Those whom can be identified include Eddie Plank and Chief Bender and a scoreboard in the background shows that the event was likely Major League related. The image measures 8"x13.5" with visible wear to include some light creases, small edge chips, and a slightly larger small tear at lower left corner. It has been professionally mounted to a 16"x20" period albumen mount with the majority of noted wear observed only upon close inspection. Choice display piece and of noted rarity: EX ($1,500-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 260 Ty Cobb and Walter Johnson autographed baseball c.1919. Red and blue stitched Reach B.Johnson Official American League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "Ty Cobb" with "Walter Johnson" appearing directly below. Fountain pen signatures rate 7 out of 10. A notation of "Aug 1919" is written below in unknown hand. The ball displays light even toning with a few nearly incidental scattered imperfections. Through the early part of the 20th Century both Cobb and Johnson dominated the game of baseball with one proving to be perhaps the greatest batsman the game has ever seen and the other equally as skilled on the pitchers' mound. A playing days signed baseball of either is notably scarce; this example signed by the pair is possibly unique. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($7,500-$10,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 261 Walter Johnson single signed baseball c.1930s-40s. "Empress" brand baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Walter Johnson" in vintage fountain pen rating 6/7 out of 10. Ball is done in uncommon format with a cloth surface and displays mild toning and perhaps light usage wear with faded markings. Desirable displayable Johnson fountain pen single. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX ($4,000-$6,000) $3,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 262 Interesting Christy Mathewson archive related to military service in World War I c.late 1910s. Historically significant group of material as relates to Christy Mathewson and his service in the Chemical Warfare Service in World War I which would ultimately lead to his early passing. Includes 5.5"x8" portrait photograph of Mathewson in officers uniform/suit (irregular cut at edges along with some wear, back has pencil notation and 1922 date stamp); Sept. 6, 1918 Western Union Telegram addressed to "Officer In Charge" of the Chemical Warfare Division relating that Mathewson had been relieved from station with orders of where he was to report; Sept 6, 1918 "Confidential...War Department" orders relaying similar information; Sept. 23, 1918 American Expeditionary Forces...Special Order" relaying orders for "Capt. Christopher Mathewson"; Sept. 26, 1918 "Transfer of Ordnance Property" form which has Mathewson's name as well as a list of items typed in; February 1, 1919 typed document from the "Headquarters U.S. Troops" facility in France which relayed orders for several members of the Chemical Warfare Unit (Mathewson is not specifically mentioned); cloth travel garment bag which has "Capt. C. Mathewson C.W.S U.S.A" lettered on front. At center is a blue and yellow painted band which likely represented the colors of the Chemical Warfare Services unit in which Mathewson served. Mild to moderate handling and other wear throughout. Save for the photograph, this grouping of materials originated from the Mathewson estate along with numerous documents and related military items including Matty signed paperwork occassionally offered within the hobby over the years: GD-EX ($4,000-$6,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 263 Significant 1914 World Series Opening Game panoramic photograph. Likely unique oversized 13"x50" mounted image pictures the opening game of the 1914 World Series played at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. The game was played on Oct. 9, 1914 with the mighty Athletics heavily favored against the surprising Boston "Miracle" Braves. The A's sent their ace pitcher Chief Bender to the mound, only to be shocked by a 7-1 defeat at the hands of the Braves, who went on to capture the World Championship in an astounding four game sweep. The offered image is taken from a home plate vantage point clearly picturing Bender on the mound with the A's in the field. A set of 3" circular player portraits picturing the A's players align the bottom margin incl. Collins, Pennock, Baker, Bender, Plank, and a 6" tall image of manager Connie Mack. The image remains in its original oak frame and in outstanding original condition with "Opening Game World's Series Shibe Park" lettered in period white ink along the top margin. To our knowledge, the offered example is the only known copy of this highly desirable World Series panoramic image: EX-MT ($7,500-$10,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 264 1916 World Series program at Boston. Original program issued for games played at Braves Field, home to Babe Ruth and the Boston Red Sox, whom would ultimately win in (5) games. Unscored with light corner and edge wear which includes a few very small tears/wrinkles. An area on the front cover, near images of Charles Ebbets and Wilbert Robinson, has brown/rust colored discoloration. In addition, there is small stray ink marker at upper right. Bound edge remains nearly fully intact with a half inch separation at bottom. A light vertical crease has been well pressed out through years of flat storage. A suitable example of this highly desired early World Series program: VG ($1,500-$2,000) $947.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 265 1920 World Series program and press ticket (at Ebbets Field). Original program has been scored for Game (2) played on Oct. 6th (date written on front cover) between the Robins and Indians with the win credited to Hall of Famer Stan Coveleski of Cleveland. Covers have separated from contents and each other, but, when situated for display, show corner/edge chipping and loss (lower left corner is missing from all pages) and some other mild/moderate wear; original "Press Ticket" has a touch of light corner/edge wear and some very light surface wrinkles. It is likely a full unused example as "Coupon 5" is printed on which is presumed to refer to the 5th game which would have taken place in Brooklyn if needed: Ticket EX, Program see description ($750-$1,250) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 266 1920 World Series Game (3) ticket stub. Original stub issued for game played at League Park in Cleveland which was won by Brooklyn. Bold and well defined print is minimally effected by wear which inludes some light creasing throughout: VG ($300-$500) $725.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 267 1920 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series press pin. Rare original pin as issued by the team then known as The Robins remains well preserved with fully intact enameled portion which shows a minute spot or two of toning mentioned for accuracy. Marked "Dieges & Clust" on the back: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 268 "Babe Ruth in Headin Home" promotional movie pamphlet c.1920. Heavy paper stock program as issued by "Dixwell Theater" measures 2.75"x5.5" with touch of light wear to corners and a small area on front cover which has a pair of scratched in lines. Back cover is an advertisement for the soon to be showing "Headin Home" with an image of Babe Ruth: EX ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 269 Exceedingly rare 1920 Babe Ruth "Headin Home" movie promotional material catalog. Scarce period publication released in advance of the film coming to market and distributed to theater owners. Covers are done on heavy stock with orange background hosting numerous images of Ruth. The interior is fillled with illustrations of the various lobby cards, advertising posters, the rare "Headin Home" cards, and other promotional materials which were made available. Wear includes creasing to front cover which has a small separation at top of bound edge. There is evidence of moisture exposure in the form of some isolated discoloration effecting the back cover and a few of the interior back pages. In addition, the entire publication has some resulting "waviness." A beautifully done period piece which is notably rare with this being the first copy we can confirm being offered at auction. It is believed to be one of only two or three which have surfaced: GD-VG ($2,000-$3,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 270 Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel autographed baseball with related press photograph and Meusel signed image c.1921-22. Red and black stitched Spalding Official National League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot "Babe Ruth" in his classic diminutive early style. "Bob Meusel" appears on the panel above. Both are done in fountain pen rating 7-7/8 out of 10. Ball has mild toning throughout and a touch of wear incl. (3) small pinholes. Following the 1921 World Series, Ruth and Meusel signed on to participate in a barnstorming tour in violation of League rules. The incident put them at odds with Commissioner Kennesaw M. Landis and what resulted was a (5) week suspension served at the start of the 1922 season. Included is an original 6"x8" sepia toned press photograph (with numerous stamps/notations on back incl. "International" and "Apr 5 1922" date) showing Ruth shaking hands with Landis as Meusel looks on. The original paper caption notes that Landis responded to rumors he was to lift the ban by confirming it remained in place. An additional slightly smaller version of the image, which appears to be on a publication page, has been signed by Meusel in ink rating 7 out of 10. This photo is framed for display (10"x13" overall) with a pair of light fold lines visible. A choice early example as relates to what many believe to be a pivotal moment in Ruth's career. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM, photos EX ($5,000-$7,500) $3,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 271 1919 World Series Game (6) ticket stub. Rare original stub issued for the third game played at Redland Field which was the sixth overall. Although (8) Chicago players would later be implicated, and subsequently banned from baseball for life, for their participation in "fixing" the Series, the White Sox won the game which stretched to (10) innings. Housed within a scrapbook for decades, the stub has been professionally removed and displays some light wear and several small spots of paper loss on back: VG ($1,500-$2,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 272 1926 World Series ticket stubs (Games 2 and 6). Original stubs issued for games played at Yankee Stadium were both stored within a scrapbook for decades and professionally removed. Game (2) stub has mild wear visible on front which is more accentuated at lower left. Back shows evidence of prior mounting with some discoloration to areas which appear to have had the upper layer laid back down (and reaffixed). Paper loss near torn edge. Game (6) likewise has mild wear to front, also more pronounced at lower left. Back has some mild evidence of prior mounting: see description ($400-$600) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 273 1919 World Series Game (6) ticket stubs (lot of 2). Pair of rare original ticket stubs issued for the third game played at Redland Field which was the sixth overall. Although (8) Chicago players would later be implicated, and subsequently banned from baseball for life, for their participation in "fixing" the Series, the White Sox won the game which stretched to (10) innings. Housed within a scrapbook for decades, the stubs have been professionally removed. The first displays some mild wear which is slightly more accentuated in a few areas. The other has more accentuated wear/creasing with some mild discoloration and small amount of paper loss on back: GD-VG ($2,000-$3,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 274 1926 World Series Game (1) ticket stub. Original stub issued for the game played at Yankee Stadium which marked Lou Gehrig's first World Series appearance. Stored for decades within a scrapbook, it has been professionally removed and displays as a strong example with light corner and edge wear. Back has some faint mounting residue and small amount of paper loss at torn edge: VG-EX ($500-$750) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 275 1926 World Series ticket stubs (Games 3 and 5). Original stubs issued for games played at Sportsman's Park were both stored within a scrapbook for decades and professionally removed. Both display very nicely with a touch of light wear. Game (3) stub has toned to slightly greater degree and the back has paper loss to left quarter: see description ($400-$600) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 276 1926 World Series Game (7) ticket stub - Babe Ruth homerun. Original stub issued for the game played at Yankee Stadium which was won by St. Louis. Stored for decades within a scrapbook, it has been professionally removed and displays as a high grade example with little visible wear. Back has the slightest touch of mounting residue and a few scattered specs of paper loss: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $3,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 277 1927 Ty Cobb autographed thank you note in response to support during game fixing scandal. Heavy stock 4.25"x5.5" note card has been signed in period fountain pen, "Ty Cobb" rating 8 out of 10. Text reads in full, "Dear Sir: Your letter was received. I want you to know I appreciated deeply your thoughts and sentiments. It was very consoling to know the attitude of my friends during the unfair and unfortunate proceedings." Card has some mild to moderate areas of discoloration and light additional wear. Professionally removed from a scrapbook page where it resided for decades. A significant and substantive piece related to an ill fated event in Cobb's notable career for which all charges were dismissed by Commissioner K.M. Landis at a hearing. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. EX/MT, Card GD-VG ($2,000-$4,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 278 1926 World Series Game (4) ticket stub and program - Babe Ruth hits (3) homeruns. Desirable original pairing as issued for the game played at Sportsman's Park in which Babe Ruth hit (3) homeruns. Stub has long been stored within a scrapbook and has been professionally removed with resulting light wear to include some lower corner wrinkles. Back has some very minor upper surface paper loss and a hint of discoloration. Program is scored neatly in period fountain pen. Covers have mild/moderate soiling and general handling wear at corners and edges. Front has faded notation written at top and the back has a small spot of residue: GD-VG ($1,000-$1,500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 279 1927 Tris Speaker signed letter in response to support during game fixing scandal. Significant letter typed on his personal stationary has been signed "Tris Speaker" in period fountain pen rating 8 out of 10. Text relates to support offered when he was implicated in a game fixing scandal with Ty Cobb. The letter reads in full, "Wish to thank you for your letter expressing confidence and faith in me, and to assure you that every step will be taken to vindicate me." Letter has some mild to moderate areas of discoloration and additional wear. It has been professionally removed from a scrapbook page where it resided for decades. Both Speaker's Hall of Fame career and steadfast character remain unblemished with Commissioner K.M. Lamdis dismissing all accuastions at a hearing on this ill fated incident. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. EX/MT, Letter GD-VG ($1,000-$2,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 280 Lot of (2) Babe Ruth themed baseball sheet music: 1920 "Oh! You Babe Ruth" and 1919 "Batterin Babe" sheet music. Each pictures Ruth in batting poses on the front cover for the Red Sox and Yankees, respectively. Creasing/folding and typical handling wear visible on each piece with the Batterin Babe sheet having a few edge tears as well. Fine pair of desirable Ruth related sheet music: Range GD-VG ($750-$1,250) $367.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 281 Unique New York Yankees ladies compact c.1930-40s. Striking hinged lid gold plated ladies compact having inset mother of pearl faìade with "Mother" in raised lettering. Inset "NY Yankees" enamelwork insignia positioned at lower right with crossed bat dÄcor. 2" diameter with expected minor surface scratching and usage wear. First example of its type we have encountered: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 282 1921 Babe Ruth "National Game of Baseball." Fold open game board has a large full body image of Ruth in uniform on front with smaller inset portrait. Titled below "Babe Ruth National Game of Baseball" and on the back is text from a lengthy sermon about what Ruth teaches America. Inside has field of play on one half and possible outcomes (determined by roll of 2 dice) on the other. Both front and back have moisture staining along with other wear to include chipping/loss at edges along with some small edge tears. Measures 15"x19" when opened: GD ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 283 Yankee Stadium seat. Cast iron and wood seat of flat back configuration as removed during the 1970s renovations. Original blue finish displays wear typical of long term outdoor use with chipping and pitting throughout along with rust to metal portions. Number "1" is stenciled at top center: EX ($750-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 284 Babe Ruth store model Louisville Slugger baseball bat c.1932. Louisville Slugger 36" model 40 B.R. has especially deep burned in stampings and Babe Ruth facsimile signature at barrel end. Strong display qualities due to a handle crack which is repaired and likely accounts for the limited use. The bat has other light wear including some cleat marks and an initial carved into the knob. The crack is on back and not visible when positioned for display: EX/MT display value ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 285 Rogers Hornsby type Zinn Beck "Diamond Ace" model baseball bat c.1920s. Full sized 35.5" bat has bold and deeply impressed burned in "Diamond Ace" centerbrand stamping. Just below is impressed text reading, "Type Of Bat Used By Hornsby." Essentially unused with little mentionable wear aside from a few very minor scattered surface flaws ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 286 1929 Philadelphia Athletics team panoramic photograph. Classic image of the World Champion A's pictured standing on the field incl. Foxx, Grove, Mack, Simmons, and Cochrane. Photo retains excellent clarity and contrast with area of slight toning at far right edge. Player names have been printed in period blue fountain pen on their respective images. 8"x30" framed: EX ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 287 1929 Chicago Cubs team photographic display. Matted and framed 10"x13" photographic composite display piece depicting the 1929 National League Champion Cubs in vignatte arrangement with players identified underneath. Players include Wilson, Hornsby, Cuyler, and Hartnett. Image quality remains quite strong with two repaired surface creases at top and bottom margins: VG-EX ($300-$500) $215.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 288 Rare 1929 New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Athletics at Yankee Stadium panoramic photograph. Sweeping original sepia tone image taken from the right/center field vantage point at New York's Yankee Stadium during a game played between the Yankees and the Philadelphia Athletics. Beautiful image shows a full crowd watching the game played on June 22, 1929 with Babe Ruth clearly visible at bat under magnification. Image itself measures 8"x25" on original cabinet mount in three sectional images as commonly seen of the era. Contrast and clarity are very strong with some scattered surface wear to the emulsion. Hand notated titling by New York photography studio "Cosmo" at bottom right corner with "Phila.-Yankee June 22-29" at bottom margin. Matted and framed. First such example we have handled or encountered with period Yankee Stadium panoramic photography seldom offered at auction: VG-EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 289 Fine Lou Gehrig professional model baseball bat c.1930-31 (PSA/DNA graded "GU 8"). Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Gehrig facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35.75" long and weighs 36.8oz. Outstanding usage wear is evident throughout with grain swelling due to repeated contact and impressed ball/stitch marks. A handle crack has been expertly repaired and surface patina brought back to an appealing displayable level with a light treatment to the surface finish. There is a touch of additional wear with the knob end having two small chips along either side which follow the line of grain. The bat originates from a primary source descendant of a former Washington area bat boy whom is believed to have spent time with several teams inclusive of the Washington Senators. According to family history, the young bat boy had the occassion to meet several notable individuals during this period and one particularly special encounter was with Lou Gehrig. The 1930-31 time period was particularly productive for Gehrig who turned in numbers that would have been career years for nearly any other player concievable. The 1930 season saw him leading the American League in RBIs while collecting (41) homeruns and hitting an impressive .379 finishing second to Al Simmons who bested him by only (2) percentage points. A similarly impressive 1931 ended with League leading totals in runs, hits, RBI, and homeruns. A fresh to market Gehrig game bat is always noteworthy and an example with strong provenance and usage characteristics is an exceedingly rare find. The first Gehrig bat we have offered in many years and one of the best to have entered the marketplace in recent memory. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA with assigned grade of "GU 8", LOA from Hunt Auctions, and letter of provenance: EX ($75,000-$100,000) $120,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 290 Fine 1936 World Series program autographed by Babe Ruth, Kennesaw M. Landis, Lou Gehrig, et al. Original program as issued for the 1936 World Series played between the New York Giants and New York Yankees. Front cover has been signed in fountain pen by Babe Ruth, Kennesaw M. Landis, Jacob Ruppert, Al Schacht, and James Farley (Postmaster General). Interior remarkably has been autographed by both the entire Giants and Yankees teams for a total of (51) signatures. Players include Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Joe DiMaggio, Tony Lazzeri, Joe McCarthy, Earle Combs, Bill Dickey, and Carl Hubbell. Autographs are signed in either blue or black fountain pen on the player's respective images ranging from 7-9 out of 10. Program cover has detached from spine and has some typical edge wear. Interior is scored and remains in fine general condition. One of the more substantive autographed World Series programs we have handled with expectional breakdown value. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Program: Range GD-EX, Signatures: Range VG/EX-NM ($5,000-$10,000) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 291 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig bronze sculpture. Museum quality work showing Ruth and Gehrig as captured during a classic moment in time. Stands just under 12" tall with 5.5"x8.75" footprint. Underside of the base is signed by the artist (Palmer Murphy) and there is a small placard attached reading "Southland Art Castings...1/200." One of the most sought after modern baseball bronze pieces: NM ($2,000-$4,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 292 "Henry Louis Gehrig" The Sporting News bronze sculpture by Daus. Substantive bronze likeness of Gehrig mounted atop green "marbled" alabaster base stands approx. 16" tall with 13.5"x10" footprint. Lettered "Henry Louis Gehrig" along with "The Sporting News" (through which the piece was marketed), and "W.W.S." Artists facsimile "R.P.Daus" signature within bronze portion along with other production markings. Striking display qualities: EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 293 Fine 1931 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Red and blue stitched Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (25) incl. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Lefty Gomez, Red Ruffing, Earle Combs, Bill Dickey, George Pipgras, Cy Perkins, Herb Pennock, Sam Byrd, and others. Joe Sewell and Dusty Cooke are clubhouse signed. All are done in period fountain pen rating 7-8 out of 10. Ball displays some mild toning and light evident usage wear with faded but well defined stampings. A choice example dating to this highly desirable period. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX-NM ($10,000-$15,000) $8,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 294 1933 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Red and blue stitched Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (22) incl. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Herb Pennock, Earle Combs, Red Ruffing, Bill Dickey, Frank Crosetti, Art Jorgens, Ben Champman, Walter Brown, and others. Lefty Gomez is clubhouse. All are done in period fountain pen rating 6/7-8 out of 10 with Ruth on sweetspot among the strongest. Ball has toned with evident useage wear and a touch of light surface wear and some additional scattered discoloration which is slightly more accentuated in a few areas. A vintage coat of shellac was long ago applied to aid in preservation. A fine example of the reigning World Series Champions with an especially bold Ruth. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball GD-VG, Sigs. EX-NM ($5,000-$10,000) $4,576.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 295 Very fine Babe Ruth single signed baseball bat (PSA/DNA Graded 8 NM-MT). High quality Louisville Slugger model 40BR Babe Ruth store model baseball bat measuring 34" long having been signed by Ruth in black fountain pen on the barrel end. Signature remains very bold rating 8 out of 10 having a light preservative clear coating over top. Bat itself retains bold factory stampings with expected light surface wear and toning to a few areas of the barrel apparently from use before signing. High condition grade Ruth single signed baseball bats are notably scarce numbering only fractionally in comparison to similar condition signed baseballs. Superb Ruth signed bat of a very desirable quality level. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA (Graded 8 NM-MT) and auction LOA from JSA (signature): Bat: EX-EX/MT, Signature: NM ($30,000-$40,000) $30,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 296 1981 Lou Gehrig portrait artwork by Dick Perez. Well executed pencil on paper portrait has been signed by artist "Perez" and dated 1981. Framed for display in gallery style to measure 20"x23.5" overall: NM ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 297 Doc Woods - Legendary Yankees trainer - autographed mini-bat. Hanna brand 18" long miniature baseball bat has their winged logo at centerbrand area and the name "Doc Woods" block lettered into the barrel. Signed just below, "Doc A.A. Woods, Trainer New York Yankees, 1918-1929" (additional word thereafter can not be deciphered). The fountain pen autograph rates 7-7/8 out of 10 and there is some mild wear to the bat. Woods is well known for his association to the team and during their period of early 20th Century dominance of the game. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Bat EX, Sig. EX/MT ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 298 Babe Ruth signature model Spalding glove with original box c.1920-30s. Rare and desirable pairing includes heavy cardboard stock maroon colored box with bold "Spalding" Company name done in red against a black background on the lid and end cap labeling. Noted below is the "Babe Ruth Fielder's Glove" it contained therein. Box (approx. 8.5"x10.25"x5") has some light wear to corners and edges along with a few very light wrinkles and a touch of discoloration. The split finger laced web glove has a "Spalding" wriststrap button closure and faint "Babe Ruth" facsimile signature on inside palm. Leather remains pliable and there is light wear and natural ageing visible throughout. Seldom offered with exceptional display value, the lot includes a period publication picturing Ruth on the cover titled "Babe Ruth's Baseball Advice" (GD/VG) which is possibly the book which is also referenced on box and a lucite display case in which the box fits nicely: Overall EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 299 New York Yankees team autographed baseball c.1932-33. Toned and clear coated Barnard AL baseball signed by (17) players including Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Ruffing, Crosetti, and Pipgras. Signatures range from 1-6 out of 10. Ruth remains one of the nicest on the baseball rating 5/6 out of 10. Gehrig presents at top of a side panel rating 2/3 out of 10. Ball itself exhibits age toning under a period clear coating. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: GD-VG, Signatures: Range PR-VG/EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 300 Babe Ruth professional model baseball bat with attribution to exhibition use c.1936-40 (Lew Fonseca provenance). Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 35.4 oz. Bat shows evident use including ball marks, stitching impressions, and general barrel wear. Trademark stampings and player facsimile barrel stamp remain very bold. Faint vestiges of "Game 3" stenciling are visible on the barrel just to the right of the centerbrand area from a vintage display with Major League player Lew Fonseca's personal collection in reference to Ruth's famed "Called Shot" home run in the 1932 World Series. The offered bat originated from the personal collection of former Major League player Lew Fonseca. Fonseca was documented to have retained numerous items of quality from his twelve year playing career spanning from 1921 to 1933. Within the collection were several notable game used bats including a very fine Lou Gehrig bat and the offered Ruth specimen. The bats were obtained directly from Fonseca by Mr. Bill Stanlik and then subsequently descended within his family until the current offering. Based on Hillerich & Bradsby trademark stampings the apparent dating of this Ruth bat points to just after his Major League career ended in 1935. Based on provenance and evident usage characteristics we believe it to be highly likely to have been used by Ruth in exhibition play or quite possibly even as a coach with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1938. The lot also includes a Lew Fonseca professional model bat from the period which was obtained at the same time as the Ruth bat. Use and markings are all appropriate to the era and professional manufacture. Interesting Babe Ruth professional model bat with strong display qualities and desirable primary source provenance with likely attribution to Ruth during post career play. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($5,000-$10,000) $6,500.00
 
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