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Back Items For The Auction of July 12, 2016  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 201 Tony Gwynn golf equipment and related pieces. Includes 2001 Gwynn Celebrity Classic commemorative piece; figural driver head done in crystal and engraved on the front "Second Place+Lawrence Welk's Desert Oasis+1993"; (2) pairs of Nike brand cleats/golf shoes along with a Nike "Tour Accuracy" hat; (2) golf gloves (one with "TG" logo on wrist strap); San Diego State logo spike tool; and putter with wooden head that has "Tony Gwynn" name engraved. Varying degrees of use/wear throughout. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX-NM ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 202 Tony Gwynn personal golf clubs and bag. Taylor Made leather bag which has been custom embroidered with the name "Tony Gwynn" across the front has his personal metal identification tag affixed (name impressed). It contains a set of Taylor Made clubs to include driver, (4) woods, (7) irons, (2) wedges, and a pair of Odyssey Golf putters. A number of accessories incl. balls and tees remain in pockets. Evident usage wear throughout. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX ($500-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 203 Tony Gwynn personal golf clubs and bag. Cobra brand leather bag has been custom lettered with the name "Tony Gwynn" across the front. His 1993 Buick Pro-Am identification tag remains affixed (name applied on Dymo label). It contains Cobra brand clubs to include (3) woods, (7) irons, a pitching wedge, and a Cougar putter. A number of balls and tees remain in pockets. Evident usage wear throughout. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 204 Lot of (4) Tony Gwynn custom golf clubs. Includes putter by Musty's with wooden "The Blade" head that has "Tony Gwynn" engraved; Cobra brand (1) wood which has a baseball bat handle; Fenwick driver which has Gwynn Facsimile signature on the head along with his number "19." It is further engraved, "3000 Hits" and "1 of 1"; Ping brand putter which has "Tony Gwynn 19" engraved on the head. Light to mild scattered age and surface wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 205 Tony Gwynn personal golf clubs and bag. Ping brand leather bag has been custom lettered with the name "Tony Gwynn" across the front. It contains a set of (8) Cougar brand irons, (4) asst. woods, and a Tru-Form putter. A number of balls and tees remain in pockets. Evident usage wear throughout. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX ($400-$600) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 206 Tony Gwynn personal vintage Hillerich & Bradsby custom golf clubs and bag. Hillerich & Bradsby brand "Power Bilt" leather bag has been custom lettered with the name "Tony Gwynn" across the side. It contains (3) vintage Louisville Slugger marked woods, each of which has the name "Tony Gwynn" engraved on the top. Evident usage wear throughout. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX ($500-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 207 Tony Gwynn "TG 19" license plate with (2) additional pieces. Includes original State of California license plate with 1992 registration sticker affixed; (1) ounce silver commemorative coin; Churchill brand cigar in glass tube which has Gwynn likeness and facsimile signature captioned, "Mr. Padre Goes to the Hall." Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX-NM ($200-$400) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 208 Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres bat bag and batting glove. Includes his personal blue vinyl bat bag which has "Padres" team name screened on the side and "Tony Gwynn" embroidered on one end; Franklin brand right handed batting glove. Light evident usage wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 209 Lot of (4) Tony Gwynn travel bags. Includes 1999 All-Star Game logo duffel bag by Wilson which has ID tag attached; Franklin canvas and leather bat bag; canvas garment bag which has been embroidered "Tony Gwynn"; laptop case which has been embroidered "T.Gwynn" with Athletes Direct logo below. Light to moderate evident use/wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX ($300-$500) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 210 Bill Walton autographed basketball inscribed to Tony Gwynn (with 2 others). Includes Spalding Official NBA basketball which has been signed "To Tony Gwynn Thanks, Bill Walton, Hall of Fame '93" in marker rating 7-7/8 out of 10; Wilson Jet ball which has been signed "Penny Hardaway" in black marker rating 9/10 out of 10 (UDA Authentication hologram affixed); Spalding Official NBA basketball which has been signed by Cliff Robinson in marker rating 8 out of 10. Hint of light wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 211 Lot of (3) Tony Gwynn presentational and award pieces. Includes Bulova brand clock which is housed in 9"x4"x6.5" glass enclosure. Engraved metal placard at top reads, "To Tony Gwynn, From Your Friends at Frito Lay"; Lucite award dated 1998 reading in part, "...thank you to Tony Gwynn, for supporting literacy activities..."; and 2001 Viejas Casino "Leadership Award." Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 212 Tony Gwynn presentational Mont Blanc pen. Custom made ink pen by premier maker Mont Blanc featuring "Tony Gwynn 19" inscribed on the side panel. Pen remains in working order and includes its original case. Marked with .925 hallmark denoting sterling silver. Exceptional quality presentational writing implement: EX-MT ($400-$600) $385.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 213 Significant 1998 Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres National League Championship ring. The 1998 World Series marked the second appearance in a Fall Classic for the San Diego Padres franchise. It was also the final postseason appearance for Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn whose storied career would end just two years later. Not surprisingly, Gwynn performed at an elite level batting .500 for the World Series in a losing effort to the powerful New York Yankees 1990s era dynasty team. Presented is Tony Gwynn's original 1998 World Series ring with interlocked "SD" lettering having (29) inlaid diamonds on a blue color stone inset. "Padres National League Champions" lettering encircles the top of the ring perimeter. One side panel displays, "Gwynn 19" along with image of NL Championship trophy with the other side panel having "1998" dating above Padres team insignia. Marked with proper Jostens 10K hallmark on interior ring band. Overall condition is superb with minimal surface wear. Includes its original custom made mahogany box having carved titling on lid denoting the Padres 1998 NL Championship. In concert with the presentation of Tony Gwynn's 1984 Padres NL Championship ring within this auction a similar ranking of significance may be assigned to the offered 1998 NL Championship ring. Its importance as a public offering of an original championship ring for the elite player on a World Series team is with few equals. Incredible championship piece from one of the greatest batsman in Major League Baseball history: NM ($50,000-$100,000) $47,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 214 Tony Gwynn presentational belt buckle. Ornate sterling silver belt buckle presented to Gwynn in recognition of his retirement in 2001. Large 4" long belt buckle features "Gwynn 19" lettering in the center with "1981-2001" dating beneath. Marked "sterling silver" on the reverse. Beautifully decorated on the facade with intaglio design and raised lettering/numerals: EX-MT ($750-$1,250) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 215 1998 Tony Gwynn American Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year presentational trophy. Impressive figural trophy of metalwork and glass construction inscribed to Gwynn on the front with American Legion Baseball insignia. 20" tall with figural glass baseball at the top: EX-MT ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 216 1999 Tony Gwynn Telly Award. Stylish figural award as presented to Gwynn in recognition of a 1999 Satellite Video production. Award stands 11" tall with brushed silver winged figural atop a cylindrical metal base. Inscribed to Gwynn on an applied silver placard: EX-MT ($300-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 217 1998 Tony Gwynn Sportsman of the Year award. Presentational acrylic award in the form of home plate as given to Gwynn by Glendale Federal Bank as Sportsman of the Year. Inscribed and dated to Gwynn on the front. 10" tall: EX ($300-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 218 2000 Tony Gwynn San Diego Urban League presentational award. Geometrical crystal award positioned atop a black onyx base as presented to Gwynn by the San Diego Urban League for his support of the Touch Em All Foundation. 14" tall with some minor edge flaking to the crystal base. Retains "Tiffany & Co. Made in Japan" label affixed to the crystal award: EX ($300-$500) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 219 Tony Gwynn 1998 San Diego Padres National League Championship presentational money clip. Silver-plated money clip with Padres mascot insignia and team name with 1998 dating in raised gold lettering on the front. "Tony Gwynn 19" engraved on the reverse. Presented to Gwynn as a member of the Padres 1998 National League Championship team. Very light tarnish to a few areas of the surface. Retains its original hinged lid wooden case: EX-MT ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 220 Fine 1986 Tony Gwynn Gold Glove award. Original Gold Glove award as presented to Tony Gwynn in recognition of his outstanding defense for the 1986 season. Universally regarded as one of the greatest batsman in the history of the game Gwynn worked tirelessly to improve his defensive skills after his collegiate career. As in most aspects of his baseball career Tony succeeded and went on to win a total of (5) Gold Glove Awards presented by Rawlings. The offered award presents in fine overall condition with gold leaf decorated leather Rawlings glove and baseballs positioned atop a mahogany wooden base. Dated and inscribed to Gwynn on the base with portrait image visible on pedestal beneath the glove. Notably clean general condition with some very minor age fading to the wooden finish surface noted for accuracy only. Highly significant personal award from one of the greatest players of the modern era and the only example to have been offered publicly by the Gwynn family: EX-MT ($40,000-$60,000) $35,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 221 Tony Gwynn Athlete of the Decade (1990-1999) award. Substantive quality molded acrylic award as presented to Gwynn by the Long Beach Century Club in honor of being named athlete of the decade from 1990-1999. Award stands 15" tall and inscribed to Gwynn within the diamond shaped body in addition to a baseball player graphic. Minor surface scratching: EX ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 222 1999 Tony Gwynn "Ben Epstein Good Guy Award". Presentational silver-plated bowl atop a black painted wooden plinth as presented to Gwynn by the New York Baseball Writers on Feb. 7, 1999. Applied silver placard on the base inscribed to Gwynn. 7" tall with some typical areas of minor wear and tarnish to the bowl: EX ($400-$600) $198.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 223 2002 Tony Gwynn Community Spirit Award. Attractive lead crystal award presented to Gwynn by the United Cerebral Palsy organization of San Diego County in recognition of his service within the game of baseball. 11" tall mounted atop a black onyx base with applied titling placard: EX-MT ($200-$400) $75.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 224 Tony Gwynn Major League Baseball All Century Team on field placement matt as issued for Tony Gwynn as part of the historic MLB All Century Team celebration to which Gwynn was named as a member. Green color rubber matt measures 14 1/2+ square with All Century Team insignia and -Tony Gwynn+ lettering in white. Expected minor surface wear and scratching. Very rare on field item with relation to the greatest assemblage of former MLB players in the history of the game: EX ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 225 Important Tony Gwynn 1988 National League Batting Champion Silver Bat award. Full sized 34" silver plated baseball bat has the famed "Louisville Slugger" logo engraved at the centerbrand area. "Tony Gwynn" facsimile signature appears on the barrel which is lettered, "Batting Champion 1988, National League, B.A. .313." Touch of light wear to the silver finished surface. One of the most consistent hitters in the history of the game, Gwynn won a total of (8) batting titles, equaling the National League record he now shares with Honus Wagner. Never once hitting below .309, his .338 career average is, by far, the best of any player to set foot on the field since Ted Williams. The 1988 season marked his second consecutive atop the N.L. and for his efforts he was presented with this particular award, the third of his career. Given his importance as a hitter and standing within the games' history, we are comfortable in stating that this ranks among the most significant modern era baseball award pieces ever offered at auction. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX/MT ($40,000-$60,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 226 Important Tony Gwynn 1989 National League Batting Champion award. Full sized 34" silver plated baseball bat has the famed "Louisville Slugger" logo engraved at the centerbrand area. "Tony Gwynn" facsimile signature appears on the barrel which is lettered, "Batting Champion 1989, National League, B.A. .336." Touch of light wear to the silver finished surface. One of the most consistent hitters in the history of the game, Gwynn won a total of (8) batting titles, equaling the National League record he now shares with Honus Wagner. Never once hitting below .309, his .338 career average is, by far, the best of any player to set foot on the field since Ted Williams. The 1989 season marked his third consecutive atop the N.L. and for his efforts he was presented with this award, the fourth of his career. Given his importance as a hitter and standing within the games' history, we are comfortable in stating that this ranks among the most significant modern era baseball award pieces ever offered at auction. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX/MT ($40,000-$60,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 227 Tony Gwynn's 1996 La Primera Serie presentational award and team autographed baseball. Presentational crystal award as given to Gwynn for his participation in the 1996 San Diego Padres and New York Mets three game series played in Mexico as part of a campaign by MLB to expand the sport into the country. Award measures 12" long with team logos, two pedestal pieces and game titling on the backsplash. The lot also includes a New York Mets team autographed baseball signed on an official MLB commemorative ball issued for the series. Signatures include John Franco and Dallas Green with signatures ranging from 6-8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs): EX-MT ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 228 Tony Gwynn 3,000 Hit presentational display piece by Steuben. Expertly crafted lead crystal baseball having "Tony Gwynn 3,000 Hits" incised onto the sweet spot area positioned atop a titled circular base. Baseball is signed "Steuben" on the bottom, 3" total height: NM ($400-$600) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 229 Tony Gwynn 3,000 Hit presentational display piece. Charming award piece as given to Gwynn by the San Diego Transit department in honor of his 3,000 hit in September 1999. Wooden plinth base features a decorative miniature transit bus with image of Gwynn in recognition of collecting 3,000 hits. Inscribed metal placard affixed to front of base, 12" long: EX ($200-$400) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 230 October 7, 2001 Tony Gwynn presentational baseball cleats. Pair of black leather Nike cleats denoting Gwynn's final Major League game played on October 7, 2001. Date and Gwynn's uniform #19 are embroidered on the tongue of each cleat: EX-MT ($500-$750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 231 Tony Gwynn presentational Liberty Bell award. Diminutive replica Liberty Bell award as presented to Gwynn by Philadelphia Mayor John Street on the occasion of Gwynn's retirement season in 2001 in honor of his storied career in baseball. Nicely detailed copper miniature Liberty Bell positioned atop a mahogany plinth with applied brass titling placard on the front. 7" tall: EX-MT ($200-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 232 2001 Tony Gwynn Lifetime Achievement award. Exceptional quality lead crystal award as presented to Gwynn by the Anaheim Angels in recognition of his outstanding career accomplishments. Triangular shaped top features both Angels and Padres team insignias and is positioned on a black marble base inscribed to Gwynn from the Angels organization. 13" tall with small chip to the back portion of the top: EX ($500-$1,000) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 233 Tony Gwynn L.A. Dodgers presentational platter by Tiffany & Co. Scalloped edge sterling silver platter as presented to Gwynn in recognition of his (140) career hits against the L.A. Dodgers. Inscribed to Gwynn on the front along with the Dodgers insignia. Marked Tiffany & Co. sterling silver on the reverse. 6" diameter weighing 6 Troy ounces with some scattered minor surface scratching: EX ($750-$1,250) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 234 Lot of (6) pieces from the Tony Gwynn collection. Includes 2007 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction program; life sized baseball carved from a piece of dark stained wood which sits in matching base; framed (6.5"x15") multi-exposure image of Gwynn batting; limited edition commemorative pin set (in holder); and New Era San Diego Padres hat (unworn) which is presentation style silver box. Touch of light scattered wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 235 Tony Gwynn National Baseball Hall of Fame presentational desk clock and Otesaga Leatherstocking Golf Course Lifetime Membership brass bag tag. Diminutive brass desk clock with 23K gold plated dial having National Baseball Hall of Fame insignia across the front as presented to Gwynn in recognition of his 2007 Hall of Fame enshrinement. 3 1/2+ long: EX. Lot also includes Gwynn+s personal Hall of Fame Lifetime membership pass to the legendary Otesaga Leatherstocking golf course. Back of brass bag tag has Gwynn+s name along with Hall of Fame insignia. Includes its original box: EX-MT ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 236 Highly significant 2001 Tony Gwynn Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award by Tiffany & Co. Tony Gwynn exemplified all that was good within the game of baseball during the entirety of his 20 year career Major League Baseball career. Universally respected by teammates and opponents alike, Gwynn played the game with an acumen previously unequalled within the game. Accompanied by an off the field persona worthy of his status as an ambassador for the game Gwynn earned a reputation as one of the most giving and charitable figures during his career with the San Diego Padres. As such, during the 2001 MLB All-Star Game Gwynn was bestowed with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award in recognition of his historic career. The striking award stands 11" tall with a cylindrical pillar supporting a gold plated sterling silver baseball inscribed to Gwynn by Commissioner Bud Selig along with titling, "Tony Gwynn Eight National League Batting Titles, San Diego Padres, 1982-2001". Both the trophy base and the baseball finial are impressed with proper Tiffany & Co. sterling silver hallmarks. Overall condition is very fine with some minimal wear to a few areas. One of the most prestigious and significant Major League Baseball achievement awards with additional desirability accredited to Gwynn's iconic status within the history of the game: NM ($10,000-$20,000) $22,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 237 2007 San Diego Padres Tony Gwynn and Trevor Hoffman engraved platter. Rectangular glass platter (8.5"x10.5") has been etched with the Padres team logo and year, "2007." On either side are likenesses of Tony Gwynn (captioned to reflect his Hall of Fame Induction) and Trevor Hoffman (with 500 Career Saves noted). Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: NM ($150-$250) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 238 2003 Qualcomm Stadium last game attributed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig OML baseball with the "Say Goodbye To The Q+1969-2003" commemorative logo on side panel displays mild soiling and wear throughout. Long displayed by Tony Gwynn within his personal collection, it is presumed to have been used during the September 28, 2003 festivities which marked the final baseball game played at the long standing venue. Gwynn was on hand to throw out a ceremonial pitch. Includes display stand and letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX ($500-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 239 2004 Tony Gwynn Petco Park Opening Day presentational piece. Figural baseball done in crystal is marked, "Tiffany & Co." on the underside. Text engraved on the front reads, "Opening Day, PETCO Park, April 8, 2004." On the opposite side is a San Diego Padres team logo. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: NM ($200-$400) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 240 2013 Tony Gwynn SDSME "Community Legend" award. Brushed metallic charger as presented to Gwynn by the San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation in honor of the Mike Whitemarsh Memorial Award in 2013. 13 1/2" diameter: EX-MT ($200-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 241 2014 Tony Gwynn Baseball America Lifetime Achievement award. Stylized plexiglass award as presented to Gwynn in 2014 in honor of his achievement within the game of baseball as a member of the San Diego Padres and San Diego State teams. 11" tall with minor surface wear evident: EX ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 242 1986 Tony Gwynn "Silver Slugger Award." Significant and prestigious presentational piece features a full sized metal bat supported by homeplate shaped wooden base and upright backing. Mounted at top is a "Louisville Slugger" logo and below, an engraved metal placard reading in part, "Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Silver Slugger Award, Presented to Tony Gwynn - OF San Diego Padres, Member of the Sporting News National League Offensive Team, 1986..." An important honor as bestowed annually by Major League Coaches and Managers and one of (7) earned by Gwynn whom is considered one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. Approx. 35" tall and 11" wide with a touch of light wear on the back, the result of prior display within the Gwynn Collection. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: NM ($15,000-$25,000) $13,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 243 1995 Tony Gwynn "Silver Slugger Award." Significant and prestigious presentational piece features a full sized metal bat supported by homeplate shaped wooden base and upright backing. Mounted at top is a "Louisville Slugger" logo and below, an engraved metal placard reading in part, "Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Silver Slugger Award, Presented to Tony Gwynn - OF San Diego, Member of the Sporting News National League Offensive Team, 1995..." An important honor as bestowed annually by Major League Coaches and Managers and one of (7) earned by Gwynn whom is considered one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. Approx. 35" tall and 11" wide with a hint of light wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: NM ($15,000-$25,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 244 2000 Tony Gwynn "Tony's Team" presentational award piece. Glass placard engraved with the San Diego Padres team logo has "Tony Gwynn Right Fielder" etched with graphic on left side. Text thanks Gwynn for his work in "providing 10,000 tickets to various charities." Stands 3.75" tall on 3"x9" alabaster base. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: NM ($200-$400) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 245 Lot of (4) commemorative bottles from the Tony Gwynn Collection. Includes full bottle of 1993 St. Clement Merlot which is hand numbered "19/100" and etched with the "1996 Padres NL West Champions" logo; Ale Smith Brewing Co. "Hall of Fame" series bottle (empty) with Gwynn likeness and facsimile signature; and a pair of Champagne bottles (empty) issued to commemorate Gwynn and his time as a member of the Padres. Includes letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX-NM ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 246 2008 Tony Gwynn Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation Lifetime Achievement award. Striking figural brass and silver-plated trophy as presented to Gwynn in honor of his lifetime achievements within the game of baseball. Inscribed brass placard affixed to the front of the trophy base dated January 19, 2008. Incised lettering encircles the inset bronze base with titling for the prestigious scouting organization. 20" tall: NM ($750-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 247 Balance of the Tony Gwynn collection incl. Adam Jones bat and Dale Earnhardt Jr and Dick Vitale autographs. Interesting assortment includes 1/24 scale car which has been signed by Earnhardt on the windshield in silver marker rating 8 out of 10; -Awesome Baby+ embroidered hat signed -Tony: A real Hall of Famer! Dick Vitale+; 1999 World Series 1oz. Silver coin; Louisville Slugger Adam Jones professional model bat showing strong use (2013 year stamped in knob); an assortment of Gwynn related pieces incl. 2007 issue of Sports Illustrated, souvenir pennant, several commemorative pins, and 1990 commem. coin; a number of additional pins incl. 1984 and 1990 All-Star Game press pins; Marine Corps. challenge coin; 1991 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Dinner commem. baseball; and large 31+ tall trophy with metal plate on base front which reads, -1st Place SUV+Cars & Hoops II, Oct. 8, 2005.+ Light general wear to a few pieces. Includes auction LOA From JSA and letter of provenance from the Gwynn Family: EX-NM ($300-$500) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 248 Rare 1894 Temple Cup print as hung in The Polo Grounds (Harry M. Stevens Collection). Exceptional large format rendering by noted illustrator Hy Sandham is one of the premier early baseball display pieces. Shown is the scene on-field as the Champion New York Giants face their N.L. rival Baltimore Orioles in the inaugural 1894 best-of-seven game Series. Appearing above and below are vignette portrait images which include a host of noted early Hall of Fame players and Executives incl. J.M. Ward, George Wright, Albert Spalding, Frank Selee, Hugh Duffy, Cy Young, Ed Delahanty, Cap Anson, Roger Connor, and Amos Rusie. One of only a handful we have offered, this example is from the collection of Legendary concessionaire Harry M. Stevens and, at one time, hung in his office at The Polo Grounds. Modified for display, the large central portion (approx. 20"x40") has had the top and bottom image strips separated and all have been tastefully reframed to reflect the original/intended appearance. There is some light wear to the illustration along with some mild spotting and minor moisture stains. The pieces above and below show somewhat more accentuated issues of the same nature. Signed, "Hy Sandham" in pencil at lower right of the bottom strip. Includes printout of the June 2011 auction listing from the Stevens Collection sale and the original lot identification tag: GD-VG ($4,000-$6,000) $2,420.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 249 1869 Cincinnati Reds Peck & Snyder advertising trade card. Rare and important trade card, generally considered among the first "baseball cards" ever issued, features a large sepia toned photographic image of baseball's earliest professional team. Lead by Hall of Fame brothers George and Harry Wright, the club played games from Coast to Coast, posting a perfect record, and helping to grow the game which would become known as our National Pastime. The card exists today in very limited numbers and in (3) different configurations. This example, being the small type with "ad back", is seemingly the most seldom offered with (5) combined copies listed on the PSA and SGC population reports. The card has chipping to corners with each rounded with a small section missing. Additional chipping/wear can be found on the edges and is more pronounced on the lower edge. What appear to be creases along the bottom (below image) and on right side are deep and cause some separation of the material. Photographic portion itself remains relatively crisp with fine contrast and clarity. A seldom offered rarity and the first we have handled in many years: SGC "Authentic" ($7,500-$12,500) $7,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 250 Exceedingly rare 1888 Boston Beaneaters Cabinet photograph by Joseph Hall. Highly desirable original cabinet mounted photograph showing members of the Boston club incl. Old Hoss Radbourn, King Kelly, John Clarkson, and John Morrell. All are identified on the mount which is also marked, "Jos. Hall Photo., Brooklyn, N.Y." Photographic portion displays some light toning and a hint of wear (this being mentioned for accuracy and primarily of note along the right side). The mount has had professional restoration to attach the lower left corner with a jagged line visible from the front and conservators tape on back. A portion of the right edge has material added (of slightly different color) with similar tape backing. There is some mild additional wear and discoloration. The Joseph Hall series of Cabinets remain among the most revered of all early baseball collectibles and are very seldom offered. This example has long been tucked away in an East Coast collection. Encapsulated ("Authentic") by SGC: See description ($4,000-$6,000) $7,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 251 Lemon peel style baseball c.1870s-80s. Early ball displays mild usage wear with some scattered surface scuffing and a few frayed stitches. Constructed of (4) separate panels joined from the interior on (3) seams with visible stitching on the fourth that may have been repaired in a later period. Approx. 8.5" around: VG-EX ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 252 Lemon peel style ball c.1870s-80s. Early ball constructed from a single piece of leather, cut so that (4) flaps could be joined. General usage and related wear throughout. Measures approx. 6.5" around and may have served as a baseball or could have been used for other ball games: VG-EX ($300-$500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 253 Scarce -Massachusetts Style+ baseball bat c.1860s. Rare early 30+ long wooden bat with flattened sides terminates in a small knob. Mild usage and general surface wear. One of the earliest baseball equipment pieces we have handled in many years: EX ($750-$1,250) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 254 Yale baseball decorated mug c.1900s-10s. Early porcelain mug standing 4" tall with hand painted Yale batsman and titling. Marked "Laughlin" on the underside. Light wear: EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 255 "Home!" baseball themed color lithographic display piece c.1910. Very attractive panoramic style color lithographic display piece measuring 16.5"x46.5" framed depicting a game action scene. Wear includes some moisture stains, creases, and a few minor/moderate tears mostly effecting the lower left hand portion. Marked at lower left, "Close, Graham, and Scully Inc": GD-VG ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 256 Cy Young store model baseball glove c.1920s-30s. Hutch brand left hand split finger glove with 1" web. Leather remains supple with well defined facsimile signature endorsement and markings. Mild use and some discoloration within the palm area: EX ($300-$500) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 257 "Home Run King" baseball themed mechanical toy c.1920s-30s. Tin toy modeled after Babe Ruth remains in working order with mechanism that spins batter when wound. "Home Run King" titling is displayed prominently on the side above "Selrite" makers mark. Lithographed surface remains largely intact with some light scattered wear to include several small scuffs, scrapes, and spots of rust: EX ($400-$600) $315.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 258 "Big Six" Christy Mathewson baseball board game c.1922 (VG-EX) Oversized boxed game board having a large image of Mathewson on the lid which has wear to edges (little effect on the image portion) which have had tape applied to the majority. A portion of one side skirt is missing. Game board itself is largely unaffected by wear with intact spinner. The original paper stock sheet of team listings and scoreboards has a chip to lower left corner which has been taped over: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 259 G.C. Alexander Maas & Steffen promotional poster c.1929. Scarce period advertising piece features a large illustration of Alexander pitching against the New York Yankees with a black and white photographic portrait at upper left. An image of fellow Cardinals pitcher Clarence Mitchell is in the opposite corner. Housed within 14.5"x20" frame with a pair of faint horizontal fold lines and a small nick within a part of the text. The first we have offered: EX ($500-$750) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 260 1910 Philadelphia Athletics photographic display attributed to Eddie Plank Estate. Large format photographic collage is captioned "Athletics, Colts And Veterans at Atlanta, GA. 1910" and marked "Jos. N. Pierce." Shown throughout are an assortment of A's players/personnel with notables to incl. Connie Mack, Eddie Plank, Frank Baker, and Stuffy McInnis. Displayed within 14.5"x18" frame with a few minor flaws visible, the mount has been hand caligraphed, "Eddie Plank Estate" at lower right. Additional provenance comes in the form of a copy of a letter from a noted long time Philadelphia area memorabilia dealer and collector relating that it was sourced from a member of the Plank Family: EX/MT ($750-$1,500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 261 Rare Dave Bancroft professional model baseball bat c.1917-21. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat, with early dash-dot-dash centerbrand, has a deeply impressed and very well defined "David J. Bancroft" facsimile signature burned into the barrel. The bat measures just under 35" long and weighs 36.8oz. Strong usage wear is evident throughout with visible ball, stitch, and cleat marks. A handle crack has been glued down and some grain swelling at the barrel end has been secured with a pair of vintage nails on the back. The last 3" of the barrel were long ago painted black with the bulk of that color remaining. There are a few small chips in the knob. Bancroft spent (16) seasons in the Major Leagues starting with his 1915 Rookie campaign in which he helped the Philadelphia Phillies to a National League pennant. Following a contract dispute in 1920 he was traded to the Giants and it was in New York, under Legendary Manager John McGraw, that he flourished becoming key to a pair of World Series Championship teams. The ensuing years saw stops in Boston (as both player and Manager), Brooklyn, and again in New York where he played out his Hall of Fame career. Of noted rarity, this is the first Bancroft bat we have offered and only the second we can find to have been sold in recent years. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $4,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 262 Outstanding Walter Johnson vintage photograph c.1910-20. Crisp sepia toned 8"x10" photograph showing a young Johnson in form with the Washington Senators. Image has a hint of light wear and silvering with small ink notation on the otherwise unmarked back: EX ($750-$1,250) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 263 Rube Waddell photograph by Louis Van Oeyen c.1910-15. Definitive sepia toned image of the noted Hall of Famer as a member of the Philadelphia Athletics. Measures just under 8"x11" with light silvering and some light to mild wear. Stamped "L. Van Oeyen" on the back which also bears a series of period handwritten notations: EX ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 265 1912 Boston Red Sox stock certificate. Original stock certificate representing (37) shares in the "Boston American League Base-Ball Club" as issued on May 8, 1912. Signed by then team President James McAleer at lower right ("Jas R McAleer") whom was a former player and became deeply involved with the team at the end of his career. Additional notation written across the front dated 1914 rendered the shares invalid. A hint of light toning appears throughout along with a touch of light wear. There is one small tear along a fold line at lower edge: EX ($750-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 266 Tris Speaker professional model baseball bat c.1920s. Hand turned Zinn Beck brand "100 Diamond Ace" bat with "Tris Speaker Model" block lettered into the barrel measures 34" long and weighs 31.6oz. Strong usage wear evident throughout with ball and cleat marks along with some scattered nicks and dents. A handle crack has been repaired with several nails. Deep and bold stampings offer exceptional display value and it appears that the surface/finish has been touched up in isolated areas. A notably rare piece with Speaker attributed professional quality bats seldom offered. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 267 Significant 1912 Joe Wood Boston Red Sox World Championship presentational charm. Elegant award piece executed in gold with an inlaid red enameled border having -Boston Red Sox Baseball Club World+s Champions+ text. The year -1912+ is at the center, set within baseball field decor, and accented with a pair of raised bats. Just above sits a large diamond of approx. .5 carat weight. Engraving on the back reads in full, -Presented To Joe Wood By Boston American B.B. Club+ and it is marked -14K+ and -Frank A. Gendreau, Boston.+ The charm weighs (20) grams and measures approx. 1.25+ across. Likely intended for use as a watch fob, the small handful to have surfaced from other team members are done in a smaller and far less intricate design. Just 22 years old in 1912, Smokey Joe Wood put forth an exceptional season long effort winning (34) games en route to a World Series appearance against the New York Giants. In a now Legendary performance he faced Christy Mathewson twice and is credited with (3) of the Red Sox wins including the final and deciding Game (8). He was arguably the most important player on the Red Sox first Championship team and it is fitting that a more substantive piece of jewelry was commissioned in his honor. From the era which pre-dates the presentation of now customary rings, it can be stated that this charm ranks among the more important pieces of Championship jewelry to have entered the marketplace. Includes letter of provenance with related jeweler+s letter corroborating origination from Wood Family Collection : EX/MT-NM ($40,000-$60,000) $75,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 268 1913 Boston Red Sox scorecard. Original scorecard issued for game played at home vs. Washington has appealing "World's Champion" front cover design. Scored neatly with mild handling and age wear throughout. Vertical fold at center: GD/VG ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 269 Rare 1915 Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies -World+s Champions+ pictorial scorecard. Oversized heavy stock piece (10.25+x13.25+) is beautifully done with one side hosting a list of former World Series and League Championship winning teams. Boston is noted as the -World+s Champions+ and there are portrait images of players from both teams in rings on each side. The most notable shown is a young Babe Ruth. Opposite side has an unused scorecard, images of Managers Moran and Carrigan, and additional text. Light toning throughout with a touch of wear in the form of a few chips to corners/edges. Also includes a 1915 Red Sox regular season game ticket stub (minute tear at one side and mounting damage to back). Only example we have encountered: VG-EX ($1,000-$3,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 270 Rare 1917 Boston Red Sox schedule with Babe Ruth. Early pocket sized schedule (approx. 3.5"x5") offers a listing of the Red Sox home games, Fenway Park seating chart, and a team photo which includes Babe Ruth (seated, front row). General handling and age related wear includes some light wrinkles/creases, a heavier horizontal fold at center, and separation of about one half of the bound edge: GD ($500-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 271 Exceptional and rare 1919 Babe Ruth autographed -Boston Red Sox+ inscribed baseball. Reach B.Johnson red and blue stitched Official American League baseball has been signed just off the sweet spot, -Babe Ruth+ and further inscribed in his hand -Sep 6/19 Boston Red Sox.+ The signature, done in period fountain pen, rates 7-7/8 out of 10. In addition, teammate Stuffy McInnis (-Jack McInnis, Red Sox+) has signed a side panel, likewise in fountain pen rating a now faded 4-4/5. The ball itself displays general soiling with some light/mild usage wear. The Red Sox were in Philadelphia to play a doubleheader against the Athletics on the date noted and won both games with Ruth batting cleanup. It was a breakout season for The Babe and among the most important of the 20th Century. Fueled by his desire to play full time, the Red Sox shifted Ruth from the pitcher+s mound to the outfield and, now able to make a full slate of plate appearances, he single handedly ushered in the era of the homerun setting a new record. By seasons+ end he was a National sensation and packing the stands at Fenway Park. It would, however, be his final season in Boston and in one of the most ill fated decisions in the history of organized sport, team owner Harry Frazee, under financial duress, sold his contract to the New York Yankees in December of 1919. Some years later, for an unknown occasion, this ball resurfaced in the Philadelphia area and was signed by Phillies player Del Ennis (ink, 7/8, with what appears to be a 1952 date written below) and Coach Bennie Bengough (5/6) (an additional sig. is faded/undecipherable). The offered baseball numbers as one of a scant few surviving documented and authenticated exemplars dating to Ruth+s Red Sox playing career and may well be the finest of the group with note to the handwritten team notation. The ball was originally discovered in a chest of drawers in New England in 1938. An incredible scarcity and one of the finest Ruth signed baseballs we have handled in our 24 year company history. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the original recipient: Ball VG-EX, Ruth sig. EX/MT-NM ($15,000-$30,000) $55,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 272 Bob Meusel professional model baseball bat c.1920s. Spalding brand bat measures 34.75" long and weighs 35.5oz. with the name "B.Meusel" in bold block lettering on the barrel. Although interestingly missing the typically applied centerbrand, the Spalding logo does appear stamped in the knob. Strong usage wear evident throughout with ball, stitch, and cleat marks. There is grain swelling/separation to the back of the barrel due to repeated contact. A handle crack has been secured and the bat has been refinished. Meusel debuted with the Yankees in 1920 and was with the team throughout the decade playing on (6) of their fabled pennant winning teams, (3) of which went on to win World Series Championships. A rare bat from a key "Murderer's Row" player. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA (graded "GU6"), MEARS ("A7"), and Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,250) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 273 Art Fletcher professional model baseball bat c.1917-21. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with dash-dot-dash centerbrand measures 34.75+ long and weighs 38.1oz. It has been side written in grease pencil, -Art Fletcher 3-4-21.+ Uncracked with very strong usage wear evident throughout inclusive of visible ball marks and grain swelling. Fletcher enjoyed a successful career with the New York Giants and would play on (4) Pennant winning teams under John McGraw. After retirement in 1922, and a brief stint managing the Phillies in 23 and 24, he began a (19) year tenure as a Coach with the New York Yankees. While with the team they earned (10) American League pennants and (9) World Series Championships. Mears authentication hologram affixed (COA not included) with their database registering grade of -A9.+ Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA (graded -GU7+) and Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 274 Rare George Sisler single signed baseball c.1920s. Red and black stitched Spalding Official National League baseball has been signed across the side panel, "George Sisler." Period fountain pen signature rates 7 to 7/8 out of 10. Ball displays mild even toning with a touch of very minor scattered wear including small surface abrasion on side panel. Stampings have faded but there are vestiges of commissioner's facsimile signature on side panel (presumably Heydler). Faint vestiges of what we presume to be a date notation appear below the signature. Fine playing career exemplar of an original Hall of Fame class inductee. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 275 Exceptional Ty Cobb single signed baseball. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed across the side panel, "From, Ty Cobb." The signature is done in trademark green fountain pen rating 9-9/10 out of 10. Ball displays light even toning with well-defined stampings. This particular baseball was one of two dozen signed back in 1959 for an event hosted GMA Insurance by Mr. James Wavada in Kansas City, MO. The baseballs were given to the attendees of the event with Mr. Wavada retaining the offered example for himself. Universally considered among the greatest players in history, Cobb remains one of baseball's most celebrated and revered figures. Cobb single signed baseballs in high grade condition are among the most desirable of any Hall of Fame inductees with the offered ball ranking among the finest we have handled. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($15,000-$25,000) $11,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 276 "The Yankee Stadium" promotional construction book c.1923-24. Rare original softcover book as produced by White Construction Co. detailing their work in building Yankee Stadium. Filled with image and text as related to the famed venue in various stages of construction. Fine overall condition with a touch to corners and small oval stain on front cover: EX ($500-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 277 Early Boston Red Sox pennant c.1910s. Red felt pennant (23" long) with "Red Sox" in sewn on block letter. Mild wear throughout in the form of moth holes and some loss to the tassles. Both uncommon and unusually early: GD-VG ($1,000-$1,500) $594.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 278 Babe Ruth signature baseball glove c.1940s. Spalding brand left handed split finger glove displays an unusually bold "Babe Ruth" impressed facsimile signature. Spalding mark appears in the palm along with "Marvel" and model number "199" with these readily visible but lacking much of the silver color. Mild usage and age related wear with some missing stitches at hand opening. Written on the back in fountain pen are what appear to be the names of players on an unknown team: EX ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 279 Early Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1919-1923. Red and black stitched Spalding "Official National League" baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." Done in period fountain pen, the signature rates approx. 5/6 out of 10 having faded somewhat over time. Ball itself displays toning throughout along with moderate scattered wear. The signed panel was long ago given a protective clear coat resulting in wear having less of an effect. This diminutive signature style and formation was utilized by Ruth during his more formative years and is both seldom offered and highly sought after. Includes full LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($5,000-$7,500) $3,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 280 Lou Gehrig store model basemans' mitt c.1930s. J.C. Higgins brand left handed buckle back mitt retains a well defined "Lou Gehrig Jr" signature endorsement at top. Markings have faded from use and the glove displays moderate wear and aging throughout: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 281 New York Yankees pennant c.1930-40s. Blue felt pennant (27") having screened on titling and player graphic. The batter is shown in number "3" uniform suggestive of Babe Ruth. Light toning and a hint of wear: EX ($200-$400) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 282 Rare c.1920 Babe Ruth autographed baseball (with others) - likely related to his early barnstorming tour. Red and blue stitched "Thos. E. Wilson" brand "American League Ball" has been signed on the side panel, "Babe Ruth." The diminutive style dates to his earliest days with the New York Yankees and is both exceedingly rare and highly sought after. Additional signatures incl. Carl Mays, Lefty O'Doul, Fred Hoffman, Jeff Tesreau, and Hank Thormahlen. All are done in fountain pen with Ruth the strongest (6-6/7 out of 10) and the balance faded a touch (5-6/7). Lefty O'Doul is only partially visible. Ball itself displays mild toning with areas of wear and scuffing. While the bulk of this group played on the 1920 Yankees, it is more likely that the ball is related to an East Coast barnstorming tour, headlined by Ruth and Mays, undertaken the same year which Tesreau (whom was not with New York) is known to have taken part. Material related to this tour, which caused much controversy and ended up with Ruth being disciplined by Commissioner Landis, is very rare with only a few promotional postcards known. An interesting and substantive piece with noteworthy historical context. Includes 4"x5" period image noted on back as showing O'Doul, Hoffman, and spectator at Bronx Field in Oct. of 1920 and full LOA from JSA: GD-VG ($3,000-$5,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 283 Remarkable 1927 New York Yankees autograph collection featuring (29) signed pieces including all Hall of Famers and key rarities. Visually imposing oversized wall hanging represents the labors of a dedicated collector whom took many years pursuing autographs from each member of the famed Championship team. The difficult nature of such an advanced undertaking cannot be overstated with the known signature population of some of these players being a dozen or less. Includes Babe Ruth ("G.H. Ruth") appearing on a personal check, dated 1936, and made payable to "New York State Income Tax"; bold "Lou Gehrig" pencil signature on album page; publication/print images signed "Tony Lazzeri" and "Arthur Fletcher"; a pair of "Atlantic Lithograph" documents, granting permission of the use of their likenesses, signed by the notoriously rare Urban Shocker ("Urban J. Shocker") and John Grabowski ("John P. Grabowski") with each adding further related handwritten notation; similarly rare Walter Beall twice signed endorsement on back of a 1927 Yankees payroll check, additional payroll check endorsed by Ben Paschal (year unknown), and a 1925 dated payroll check signed by Jacob Ruppert and Ed Barrow (the last made out to Wally Schang); scarce "Joe Giard" signed index card and slightly smaller card with scarce "Chas. O'Leary" signature; small paper slip signed "Miller J. Huggins", additional (which is irregular in shape) signed "Myles Thomas", and clipped return address section of envelope signed "Herbert J. Pennock"; handwritten note signed "Walter Dutch Ruether"; personal checks signed by Earle Combs and Wilcy Moore; and index cards signed by Bennie Bengough, Geo. Pipgras, Bob Shawkey, Pat Collins, Waite Hoyt, Ray Morehart, Mike Gazella, Joe Dugan (trimmed), Mark Koenig, Julian Wera, Bob Meusel, and Cedric Durst. Signatures generally rate 8 out of 10 or better with some light to mild scattered wear. All pieces are housed in 43.5"x63" display ("floated" at corners/edges and fully removable) along with a series of images, collector cards, and related items. A remarkable collection and the first we are aware of having been offered intact. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX-NM ($25,000-$50,000) $18,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 284 Babe Ruth souvenir wristwatch with related material c.1948. Exacta brand mens' wristwatch with vibrantly illustrated face showing a Babe Ruth likeness and facsimile signature endorsement. Included are the original pictorial box, plastic baseball shaped figural case, instruction booklet, "Sportman's Pledge" registration card (small section missing), and a pair of period newsprint advertisements. Touch of light age wear, and hint of possible use, can be seen on watch casement and band. The box is missing its lid and has other mild/moderate wear and there is some light toning to plastic case. Light to moderate wear to remaining pieces: Overall EX ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 285 Estate collection of (20) vintage Babe Ruth "World Series 1927" souvenir mini-bats. Small hoard of 14" miniature wooden baseball bats, each having deeply impressed Louisville Slugger and Babe Ruth facsimile signature markings. In addition, all have "World Series 1927" lettered on the reverse barrel. Light surface wear and discoloration throughout which has resulted from both age, and in some cases, what was likely moisture exposure. In some cases this is more accentuated. The "World Series" text on nearly all only partially remains: Mostly EX-EX/MT with a few lesser ($1,000-$2,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 286 Lou Gehrig professional model baseball bat c.1930-32. Hanna Batrite "Georgia Driver" has the name "Gehrig" block lettered into the barrel along with "11" model number. The bat measures 35" and weighs 34.9oz. Outstanding usage wear evident throughout with ball and cleats marks visible on the barrel. A handle crack has been expertly repaired. The use of Hanna bats by Gehrig, particularly during a period of dispute with Louisville Slugger, is well known. This example is fresh to the hobby and being offered for the first time. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA (graded "GU 6") and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($7,500-$15,000) $11,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 287 Exceptional 1927 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball. Off white red and black stitched Wilson "Official League" baseball is signed by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Edgar "Dud" Branom. A superb example of Ruth's signature occupies the sweet spot in vibrant blue ink rating a resounding 9 out of 10. Gehrig is positioned on the panel above rating 9 out of 10 in boldness with light feathering to "Lou". An additional signature of journeyman minor leaguer and PCL player, Dud Branom, appears beneath Gehrig. A date notation adjacent to Ruth's signature in an unknown hand reads "Oct. 15th, 1927", just seven days after the Yankees completed their sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates to capture the World Series title and complete the most dominant season in baseball history. The date notation and the presence of the signature of Branom, who played for Portland of the PCL in 1927, suggests that the ball was signed during a northwestern stop on Ruth and Gehrig's famed Bustin' Babes and Larrupin' Lous barnstorming tour. The ball itself shows minimal evidence of handling with an unblemished creamy-white surface which ideally showcases the pronounced signatures. A facsimile name stamping of minor league president T.J. Hickey is found on a separate side panel. Superb condition exemplar featuring the coveted Ruth/Gehrig signature combo from the most prolific year of their career. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($15,000-$25,000) $13,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 288 1928 New York Yankees team signed baseball (World Series Champions). Red and blue stitched Reach E.S. Barnard Official American League baseball has been signed by (20) incl. Ruth, Gehrig, Pennock, Meusel, Bengough, Dugan, Pipgras, Combs, Paschal, Thomas, Grabowski, Durocher, Lazzeri, and Durst. Period fountain pen signatures generally rate 4/5-6/7 out of 10 with a few lesser. Ruth, appearing across the sweetspot, rates 6-6/7 and Gehrig, just above on adjacent panel, rates 4/5. The ball displays mild even toning with light scattered wear. A desirable example from one of the games' most storied teams. Includes full LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($5,000-$7,500) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 289 Superb Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jimmie Foxx vintage photograph. Sepia toned 8"x10" late 1920s era print done on thick stain finish stock shows the Hall of Fame trio, in striking clarity, at the height of their prowess. Unmarked with some light silvering and a touch of wear at extreme corners/edges. A pair of horizontal creases to left hand portion are noted but do not have overwhelming effect. One of the very best such pieces we have handled of late and a defining example of the genre: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 290 1947 Babe Ruth autographed Burris Jenkins artwork print. 9"x12" Print based on the original by noted period illustrator Burris Jenkins. Signed at lower right, "To Ray Kilthan, A good friend is a real friend and that's the way I think about you. Sincerely Babe Ruth 6-27-47." Fountain pen signature has faded slightly rating 6/7 out of 10. Print has crease at lower right corner and "Drawn by Burris Jenkins" and "Home" titling have been written in unknown hand (art like block lettering) at top. Captivating image depicts Ruth with Yankee Stadium as the backdrop, presumably on Babe Ruth Day which had taken place earlier that season. Framed to 15"x18" overall. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 293 Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1927-31. Red and blue stitched Reach E.S. Barnard Official American League ball has been signed just off the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." Period fountain pen signature rates 6/7-7 out of 10. The ball has moderate toning throughout along with some light/mild wear. A large blue ink spot appears on one panel with some additional lighter discoloration in other areas including over portions of the signature. Includes full LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($2,500-$3,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 294 Fine Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1940s. Wilson "Official Pacific Coast League" baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." The bold blue fountain pen signature rates 7-7/8 out of 10. A strip of tape applied over the autograph to aid in preservation long ago has toned. The ball surface displays a touch of light even toning and there are a pair of small imperfections (one a nick, the other a spot) on one panel. An ideal example offering fantastic display value. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT with note to tape ($4,000-$6,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 295 Fine 1934 Babe Ruth and others autographed "Tokyo New Grand" Tour of Japan wine list. Desirable original wine list as issued by the "Tokyo New Grand" during the famed tour embarked on by baseball's Royalty across Japan. It has been signed by the most notable participant, Babe Ruth, along with his wife (signing "Mrs. Babe Ruth"), daughter ("Julia Ruth"), Hall of Fame teammate Lefty Gomez, Gomez's wife June ("Nuts June Gomez"), and Earl Whitehill and wife ("Violet + Earl"). All are done in fountain pen rating 7 (Ruth) to 8 out of 10. In addition, one has noted "Monday Evening Nov 5th 1934." Tastefully displayed within 15.5"x19.5" frame and includes full LOA from JSA: Menu EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($3,000-$5,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 296 1934 Tour of Japan team autographed photograph. Classic sepia toned photograph shows the famed team on field with a stadium filled to capacity serving as backdrop. It has been signed by (16) participants incl. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Moe Berg, Connie Mack, Charles Gehringer, Lefty Gomez, Lefty O'Doul, Pete Cascarella, Frank Hayes, Eric McNair, Earl Whitehill, Earl Averill, Doc Ebbling, Rabit Warstler, and Bing Miller. All are done in period fountain pen rating 6-6/7 out of 10 on average with a few lesser. Ruth remains a nice 5-5/6 while Gehrig has faded to a touch lesser (approx. 4/5). The image is housed in a simple wooden frame (9.5"x12.5") and has some light evident toning with just a hint of wear. A rare and highly desirable piece originating from the famed Halper Collection. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX ($5,000-$10,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 297 1934 Tour of Japan team autographed baseball. Mizuno red and black stitched "Middle School League Ball" has been signed by (19) incl. Ruth, Gehrig, Gomez, O'Doul, McNair, Cascarella, Berg, Hayes, Averill, Miller, Gehringer, Foxx, Brown, Quinn (Umpire), Warstler, Whitehill, Ebbling, and Mack. All are done in period fountain pen rating 5 to7/8 out of 10 with a few lesser. Ruth, on the sweetspot, and Gehrig, side panel, remain a strong 6-6/7. Ball has toned with some variations in the resulting surface color and has a touch of light wear. There are a few errant ink marks over the Mizuno stamping. From the famed Halper Collection and includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: Vg, Signatures: Range EX-EX/MT ($7,500-$10,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 298 1931 Tour of Japan team photograph with Lou Gehrig. Sepia toned 4.25"x6" photograph done on heavy stock offers a crisp view of the team which embarked on a goodwill tour of Japan. Shown, in uniform and with "U.S." jackets, are Gehrig and fellow team members incl. Lefty Grove, Mickey Cochrane, Frank Frisch, and Rabbit Maranville. Matte finish and marked, "T.Otake" at lower right: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 299 Fine 1934 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Red and blue stitched Spalding "Babe Ruth Home Run Special" model baseball has been signed by (23) with "Babe Ruth" appearing in bold fountain pen across the sweetspot (7-7/8 out of 10). On the panel directly above is an uncommonly large "Lou Gehrig" autograph which is positioned ideally for display. Other signers incl. Lazzeri, Gomez, Combs, Ruffing, Dickey, Crosetti, and Rolfe. Grimes is clubhouse signed. Balance rate 6-8 out of 10 and the ball displays mild toning to a light coat of protective shellac and has a hint of light scattered wear. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball VG-EX, Sigs.Range VG/EX-EX/MT ($10,000-$15,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 300 High Condition grade 1937 New York Giants team signed baseball (National League Champions). Spalding F.Frick Official National League baseball has been signed by (23) incl. Ott, Hubbell, Terry, Bartell, Berger, Mancuso, Schumacher, and others. Fountain pen signatures rate 7-7/8 out of 10. Ball has toned vintage coat of shellac applied and retains unusually bold stampings. Includes full LOA from PAS/DNA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) DNS
 
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