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Back Items For The Auction of Minoso September 17th, 2016  
 
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See a Picture of this Item 301 "Comiskey Park" bat autographed by (42) former Chicago White Sox Hall of Famers and star players. Louisville Slugger baseball bat with "Comiskey Park" titling and a White Sox team logo burned into the barrel has been signed throughout by (42) former team members. Among these are (12) Hall of Famers with the balance nearly all having represented the team in an All-Star Game. Notables incl. Thomas, Aparicio, Wynn, Lemon, Lopez, Carlton, Seaver, Fisk, Kell, Wilhelm, Doby, Carrasqual, Sievers, Baines, LaRussa, Kittle, Kaat, Minoso, Allen, and others. A good number have added a career relevant inscription. Marker signatures rate uniformly strong 8 to 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: NM ($500-$1,000) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 302 Luis Aparicio autographed professional model baseball bat c.1969-72. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Aparicio facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 33.1oz. Faint "S44" model number (as identified by PSA/DNA) has been factory stamped in the knob. Outstanding usage wear evident throughout with grain swelling to the barrel which is has numerous ball and stitch marks. Light pine tar on the handle which has a repaired crack. Signed in black marker rating 8/9 out of 10 and inscribed "HOF 84." Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA (graded "GU 7.5") and Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 303 1983 All-Star Game Program (at Comiskey Park) with (80) autographs incl. (70+) Hall of Famers. Original game program displaying light general handling wear has been signed throughout the front cover and on several interior pages. There are approx. (80) total signatures with more than (70) from Hall of Fame members. Notables incl. Mantle, DiMaggio, Williams, Aaron, Mays, Bench, Berra, Drysdale, Schmidt, Kaline, Ryan, Musial, Yastrzemski, Seaver, and others. All done in marker rating 7 to 8/9 out of 10. An impressive undertaking and one of the more "complete" pieces of it's type which we have offered. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: Program EX-EX/MT, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,000) $1,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 304 1981 Ron Leflore Chicago White Sox professional model home jersey. White knit "softball style" pullover jersey has "Chicago" team name lettered across the front. The number "7" appears on back below "Leflore" nameplate. In the collar is a "Capital Ace" manufacturers tag on which the size (44) has been written in period red ink. Wash tag is present on the inside seam. Light evident usage wash wear. Choice example from the last season in which the team employed this odd and popular style. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,250) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 305 1985 Bob Fallon Chicago White Sox professional model road jersey. Gray pullover with red/blue chest and sleeve accents, has "Sox" team name lettered across the front. "Fallon 27" appears on back. On the left sleeve is an original Comiskey Park 75th Anniversary patch. MacGregor Sand-Knit "Designed & Tailored Exclusively" tagging appears on the front tail. Inside are "85 44" (denoting year and size) and "Z" printed strip tags. Additional strip tag has the name "Fallon" written on. Very nice overall condition with appropriate light usage and wash wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($200-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 306 Harold Baines Chicago White Sox professional model warm-up jersey, hat, and bats c.1980s (2 piece autographed). Includes red brim hat with "Sox" embroidered in white on the blue upper portion. "New Era...Pro Model" tag appears on the interior leather band along with size (7 1/8) and the MLB logo tags. Written under the brim in period marker is the number "3"; red mesh batting practice jersey with "Sox" team name across the front and number "3" on back. "Roman Sport" tag in the collar notes size, "M." Signed on the front in blue ink/marker rating 7/8 out of 10. Strong usage and wash wear; Rawlings Adirondack Pro Ring bat with Baines facsimile signature in the barrel has model "396B" stamped in the knob along with 1985 year code. Lightly used with severe handle crack and some mild surface wear. Signed in faint gold marker rating approx. 4/5 out of 10; Louisville Slugger 125 model S44 bat with "Baines" block lettered into the barrel has his number "3" written on knob. Uncracked with strong usage wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 307 1982-83 Harold Baines autographed Chicago White Sox professional model road jersey and bat (2). Gray knit jersey with "Sox" team name across the front has number "3" on the back. Also on the back is the name "Baines" which has been reapplied after a nameplate was removed. This appears to be a vintage modification and was likely done by the team in the period. An original 1983 All-Star Game patch is on the left sleeve. Sand-Knit manufacturers on left front tail (loose at one side) notes size (42) and additional strip tag inside reads "82 Baines 42" with adjacent "1" flag tag. The "82" on strip tag denotes original year of issue; appearance of the All-Star patch on sleeve suggests that the jersey was also prepared for use in 1983. Signed on the back in marker rating 8 out of 10. Strong usage and wash wear evident throughout; Adirondack Pro Ring "Baines Personal Model" bat measures 34.5" long and weighs 32.8oz. Model "369B" is stamp in knob along with 1982 year code. Evident useage wear incl. handle crack and pine tar over criss-crossed handle tape. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 308 Carlton Fisk autographed professional model baseball bat c.1983. Louisville Slugger 125 model M110 bat with Fisk name block lettered into the barrel measures 34.5" long and weighs 33oz. His jersey number "72" appears on the knob in vintage white (now cream colored) paint pen. A handle crack has been adeptly repaired and there is light visible usage wear with some scattered ball marks. A small area at barrel end has discolored. Signed in silver marker, "Carlton Fisk, Best Wishes, #72" rating 9/10 out of 10. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 309 1987 Harold Baines Chicago White Sox professional model road uniform. Road gray jersey with "Chicago" lettered across the front has player number "3" on back. Rawlings tag on the inside front tail notes size (42). Below is an "87 Baines" embroidered strip tag with adjacent "Set 1 1987" flag tag. Pants have similar style "3" player number affixed at upper left thigh. Rawings tag is in the waistband along with an "87 34 27 Baines" embroidered strip tag and "Set 1 1987" flag tag. Strong usage and wash wear evident throughout. A choice ensemble as relates to one of the Sox key players in the period. Includes LOA from Hunt Auction: EX ($400-$600) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 310 Lot of (2) Harold Baines professional model baseball bats c.1980s. Includes Cooper and Worth brand baseball bats, each with Baines name imprinted at barrel end. Both display strong use with handle crack. Worth has vintage "3" player number notation on knob. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($200-$400) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 311 1989 Steve Lyons autographed Chicago White Sox professional model home jersey. White home jersey has "White Sox" lettered across the front and player number "12" on back. Rawlings manufacturers tag appears on the inside front tail with adjacent "Set 1 1989" flag tag. Signed on the front "Steve Lyons 12" in blue marker rating 8 out of 10. Usage and wash wear evident throughout with an area of more pronounced soiling at left shoulder. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 312 1990 Carlton Fisk autographed Chicago White Sox professional model home jersey. White home jersey has "White Sox" lettered across the front and player number "72" on back. Rawlings manufacturers tag appears on the inside front tail noting size (48) with adjacent "Set 1 1990" flag tag. Below is an "Fisk 72" embroidered strip tag. Signed on the upper front chest in marker "Carlton Fisk 72" in marker rating 8 out of 10. Light evident usage and wash wear with some toning/discoloration that largely effects right shoulder area. Nearing the end of his (24) years in baseball, Fisk set a then record for cathers in 1990 hitting his 328th career homerun. Following his retirement (3) years later, the White Sox retired his famed number, "72." Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 313 Frank Thomas professional model baseball bat c.1996. Rawlings Adirondack bat with Thomas' name and "Chicago White Sox" block lettered into the barrel measures 34.5" long weighs 32oz. Model number "576B" is factory stamped in the knob along with 1996 year code. Number "35" is written on silver marker. Strong usage wear evident throughout the barrel which is covered in ball, stitch, and contact marks. A light coat of pine tar appears on upper handle. A very strong example dating one of The Big Hurts' (40) homerun seasons. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 314 Frank Thomas autographed professional model batting gloves. Pair of black leather batting gloves by Reebok each have the "Big Hurt" logo on wriststraps. Both are signed on the palm area in silver marker rating 7/8-8 out of 10 and show mild usage wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($200-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 315 Robin Ventura 1992 Chicago White Sox professional model home jersey. Russell Athletic MLB Authentic Diamond Collection size 46 jersey with number "23" and "SOX" logo sewn on the front, along with "23" sewn on the back. Black diamond memorial patch is sewn on the left sleeve in memory of Maureen Schueler & Sheri Berto. "92 SET 1" tag is sewn below the Russell Athletic tagging on the front tail. Displays light to moderate use/wash wear, with scattered areas of fabric pilling. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX/MT ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 316 1992 Charlie Hough autographed Chicago White Sox professional model road jersey. Road gray jersey has "Chicago" lettered across the front in scripted logo font with "49" player number below. Number also appears on back below the name "Hough." On the front tail is a "Wilson" manufacturers noting size (46) and adjacent "EU" flag tag. Embroidered strip tag below reads "Hough 92 2." Signed on the front in black marker rating 8 out of 10. Strong usage and wash wear evident throughout. Obtained by our consignor directly from the White Sox and a blank ticket (with price written on) remains stapled to the inside. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($200-$400) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 317 1991 Sammy Sosa autographed Chicago White Sox professional model home jersey. Home pinstriped jersey has "Sox" team logo on left front chest and number "25" on right. Number also appears on the back. A "1991 Comiskey Park Inaugural Year" patch is on left sleeve. Rawlings manufacturers tag on left front tail notes size (44) and has adjacent "Set 1 1991" flag tag. Signed on the front in black marker rating 8 out of 10. Usage and wash wear evident throughout. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $500-$1,000 $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 318 Carlton Fisk autographed professional model baseball bat c.1990. Louisville Slugger 125 model T141 bat with Fisk name block lettered into the barrel measures 34.25" long and weighs 31.2oz. His jersey number, "72" is written on the knob in marker and ringed by a circle. A nice coat of pine tar remains on the handle and there are a few scattered rack marks to barrel which does not display any overt contact/ball marks. Signed "Carlton Fisk" in black marker rating 8 out of 10. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $400-$600 $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 319 1991 Chicago White Sox team signed "Inaugural Season" bat. Louisville Slugger bat with "Comiskey Park…Inaugural Season" commemorative titling/text engraved on the barrel has been signed by (27). Notable incl. Frank Thomas, Bo Jackson, Carlton Fisk, Tim Raines, Minnie Minoso, Tim Raines, Robin Ventura, and others. Marker signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: NM $200-$400 $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 320 Bo Jackson single signed MLB baseball. Official R. Manfred MLB baseball signed in blue ink by Jackson on the sweet spot. Signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: NM $150-$250 $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 321 Bo Jackson single signed baseball bat. Full size Louisville Slugger model bat signed in blue sharpie by Jackson across the barrel. Signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: N $250-$500 $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 322 Frank Thomas autographed & multi-inscribed R.Manfred ML baseball. Thomas signed the sweet spot in blue ink and added (5) inscriptions: "521 HR's" "93 94 AL MVP" "5X Silver Slugger" "Big Hurt" "HOF 2014". Signature rates 8/9 out of 10, with only a minor imperfection to the MVP inscription. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: NM $150-$300 $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 323 Frank Thomas autographed photograph. Color 16"x20" matted and framed photo has been signed in blue marker rating 8/9 out of 10 and inscribed "93 94 AL MVP." Includes COA from PSA/DNA: NM/MT $100-$200 $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 324 2001 Mark Buehrle autographed Chicago White Sox professional model home jersey. Home pinstriped jersey has "Sox" team logo on the left front chest and player number "56" on right. Number also appears on the back below the name "Buehrle." On the left sleeve is the Sox team logo patch, right bears the American League "100 Seasons" patch. An American Flag patch appears on back at the neckline. Majestic tagging is on front tail along with "01 46 S1" embroidered strip tag. Properly coded wash tag inside (faint due to repeated laundering). Signed on the front chest in black marker rating 8 out of 10. Strong usage and wash wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $300-$500 $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 325 2001 Jerry Manuel autographed Chicago White Sox professional model jersey. Throwback style as worn by the team on August 19, 2001 has red, white, and blue "Sox" logo on left front chest. Number "7" appears on back with American Flag patch on the neckline above. Additional flag patch is on left sleeve, the A.L. "100 Season" Anniversary patch is on right. Majestic tag is on the front tail with "01 42 S2" embroidered strip tag below. Properly coded (0062) wash tag inside. Signed on the front in black marker (8 out of 10) with usage and wash wear evident throughout. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 326 2000 Jerry Manuel Chicago White Sox professional model home jersey. Pinstriped jersey has "Sox" logo on left front chest and number "7" on the right. Number also appears on back below the name, "Manuel." On the left sleeve is a "Comiskey Park" patch. Majestic tag on front tail has adjacent size (42) flag tag. Embroidered strip tag below reads "7 42 00." Signed in black marker rating 8 out of 10 with light evident usage wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($150-$250) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 327 Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski autographed professional model baseball bats. Includes Rawlings Big Stick with Konerko's name and "White Sox" black lettered into the barrel. His number "14" appears on the knob in black marker with model number "460B" and 2001 date code stamped below. Uncracked with exceptional usage wear throughout. Signed in black marker rating 8/9 out of 10; Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Pierzynski facsimile signature impressed in the barrel dates to a slightly later period. Number "12" is written on the knob is now faded silver marker and a nice coat of pine tar remains on the handle. Strong usage wear with ball and contact marks throughout along with a nicely repaired crack. Signed in silver marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 328 2005 Chicago White Sox ALCS Game (5) Celebration champagne bottles. Original Martini & Rossi and Korbel bottles as present in the clubhouse for the October 16th celebration of the White Sox American League Championship Series win over L.A. Each has MLB Authentication hologram affixed and receipt from White Sox Charities: EX ($300-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 329 Fine Ken Griffey Jr. professional model baseball bat c.2001-2002. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 33 3/4" long and weighs 32 oz. with model number G176 stamped on barrel end. Barrel end displays Ken Groffey Jr.facsimile signature along with desirable "Swingman" stamping variant. Exceptional use visible throughout including ball marks, stitching impressions, pine tar residue, handle crack (lightly visible under the trademark Griffey Jr. "criss cross" handle tape. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA: EX ($2,000-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 330 1947 Jerome Holtzman High School football and basketball Championship charms. Pair of diminutive figural charms with the Holtzman name engraved presented to him as a member of his High School teams. Mild general handling wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: VG-EX ($200-$400) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 331 Jerome Holtzman 10k Gold Baseball Writers of American tieclip. The classic "BBWA" logo with white enameled baseball at center is accented by a small diamond at home plate position and hangs from a clip via chain. Marked "10K" on back. Light wear includes a small bend to the handle end of the pen which is incorporated into design. Includes letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: EX/MT ($200-$400) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 332 Lot of (3) Christy Mathewson books from the Holtzman Collection c.1910-15. Includes "Won In The Ninth" with pictorial cover, "Second Base Sloan", and "First Base Faulkner." Mild general handling and age related wear which is more pronounced on the Faulkner book. There is a 1924 dated inscription on the first inside page of Won In The Ninth. Includes letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: GD-EX ($300-$500) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 333 Lot of (16) Baseball novels from the Holtzman Collection c.1910-20. Nice group of early publications with well illustrated covers offering ideal display qualities. Includes (5) books from the "Baseball Joe" series by Lester Chadwick; (5) from "The Big League Series" by Burt Standish; (3) from "The Homerun Series" by Harold M. Sherman (including "Bases Full!" with original dust jacket); (2) from the "Jimmy Kirkland" series by Hugh Fullerton; and "Weatherby's Inning" by Barbour. Varying degrees of handling and age related wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: GD-EX ($300-$500) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 334 Jerome Holtzman's "Chicago Sun-Times" typewriter and related material. "Chieftain" portable typewriter having metal placard affixed at the top which reads, "Chicago Sun-Times Jerome Holtzman." Well used by the famed sportwriter with additional age related wear/soiling including some tarnish/corrosion. Includes the original carrying case, an image of Holtzman seated behind the typewriter at work in the press box, his 1976 White Sox press pass, and several pages of handwritten and typed/notes and article drafts. Includes letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: Overall EX ($500-$750) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 335 Gene Tunney, Jack Dempsey, and Max Schmelling autographed books from the Holtzman Collection. Includes "A Man Must Fight" which has been signed "Gene Tunney" on specially numbered page which notes is from an edition of (500) First Editions which have been autographed. Housed within original slipcase (missing one side); "Dempsey" which has been signed on the title page, "To my friend Jerome Holtzman...Jack Dempsey, 1974."; and "-8-9-Aus" signed on the first inside page, "To Jerome, with all good wishes...Max Schmelling, December 1976." Signatures rate 7/8-8 out of 10. Mild general handling and age related wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: Books VG-EX, Sigs. NM ($300-$500) $143.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 336 "Sports Classics" set of (10) books by the Holtzman Press (8 autographed). Faux leather bound set of (10) books as selected by Jerome Holtzman as done as part of his Classics series. Of these, (8) have been signed by the author on the first inside page incl. "Veeck As In Wreck" (Veeck), "The Long Season" (Brosnan), "Paper Lion" (Plimpton), "Instant Replay" (Kramer), "Babe" (Creamer), "The Boys of Summer" (Kahn), "Eight Men Out" (Asinoff), and "The Glory Of Their Times" (Ritter). SIgnatures rate 8 to 9/10 out of 10. Includes letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 337 Lot of (10) Bill Veeck autographed "Veeck as in Wreck" books. Faux leather gilt lettered editions from the Holtzman Press "Sports Classics" series, each signed on the first inside page in marker rating 8-9 out of 10. Hint of light exterioir wear to a few pieces mentioned largely for accuract. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: NM ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 338 Lot of (10) Bill Veeck autographed "Veeck as in Wreck" books. Faux leather gilt lettered editions from the Holtzman Press "Sports Classics" series, each signed on the first inside page in marker rating 8-9 out of 10. Hint of light exterioir wear to a few pieces mentioned largely for accuract. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: NM ($400-$600) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 339 Lot of (10) Bill Veeck autographed "Veeck as in Wreck" books. Faux leather gilt lettered editions from the Holtzman Press "Sports Classics" series, each signed on the first inside page in marker rating 8-9 out of 10. Hint of light exterioir wear to a few pieces mentioned largely for accuract. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: NM ($400-$600) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 340 Lot of (10) Bill Veeck autographed "Veeck as in Wreck" books. Faux leather gilt lettered editions from the Holtzman Press "Sports Classics" series, each signed on the first inside page in marker rating 8-9 out of 10. Hint of light exterioir wear to a few pieces mentioned largely for accuract. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: NM ($400-$600) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 341 Lot of (10) Bill Veeck autographed "Veeck as in Wreck" books. Faux leather gilt lettered editions from the Holtzman Press "Sports Classics" series, each signed on the first inside page in marker rating 8-9 out of 10. Hint of light exterioir wear to a few pieces mentioned largely for accuract. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: NM ($400-$600) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 342 1959 Chicago White Sox American League Champions 10K gold sample ring. Classic design features a vibrant blue face which is engraved "White Sox" and having a cz accent stone in the center. Lettered around the edge, "1959 American League Champions." "LGB 10K" Hallmark appears inside along with additional manufacturer markings indicative of a sample ring. Ring weighs (25) grams and is size (10) with no mentionable wear. Very rare and desirable sample style with note to its ownership by the notable Chicago sports icon. Includes letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: NM ($2,500-$5,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 343 Jerome Holtzman's typewriter with 1967 and 1968 American League media guide sets. Vintage "Royal" brand typewritter from the famed sportswriter showing general usage and age related wear; sets of 1967 and 1968 American League media guides (68 missing Cleveland) which are housed in original binders as issued (heavy wear/damage to front of 1967) and would have been used in the course of his work; Holtzman's 1976 Chicago Police Department press pass. Letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: EX ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 344 August 5, 1990 Jerome Holtzman Chicago Cubs "Baseball Hall of Fame" presentational Tiffany travel clock. Small metal travel alarm clock by Tiffany has been engraved on the lid, "Jerome Holtzman, Baseball Hall of Fame August 5, 1990, The Chicago Cubs." Includes original Tiffany felt bag and box along with letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: NM ($300-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 345 Jerome Holtzman's 14k Gold Hall of Fame press charm bracelet. Total of (11) Baseball Hall of Fame Induction press charms dating from 1983 through 1996 as issued to a member of the Holtzman party. All have been mounted to a bracelet which is marked "14K" on the clasp. Light to mild wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: EX ($500-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 346 2005 Jerome Holtzman Chicago White Sox World Series Champions wristwatch. Stainless steel Tourneau Swiss wristwatch displays the "Sox" team logo and World Series trophy on front face which is flanked by rows of diamonds on either side (20 total stones). Engraved "Jerome Holtzman" on the back which is further marked, "Stainless Steel Case Water Resistant 3ATM." Housed in the original presentational wooden box which is laser etched with a "World Series Champions 2005" logo and the name, "Jerome Holtzman." In fine overall condition with no mentionable wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: NM ($2,000-$4,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 347 1975 All-Star Game ring presented to Jerome Holtzman. Original ring done to commemorate the game played at County Stadium in Milwaukee has blue stone top face which is lettered, "Baseball All Star" around the edge. On one shank is an MLB logo and the year, "1975." Opposite has the name "Holtzman" in crossed bats and ball decoration. Balfour hallmark appears on the interior band which has been engraved, "Jerry Holtzman." Size (11) with little mentionable wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: NM ($400-$600) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 348 Hank Aaron "715" lapel pin in original Balfour box c.1974. Diminutive circular pin with impressed lacing and the number "715" tinted in red. Presumed to relate to games in which Aaron was to break Babe Ruth's homerun record, this is the first example we have seen. Unmarked but remains in an original Balfour plastic box: EX/MT-NM ($100-$200) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 349 1983 All-Star Game ring presented to Jerome Holtzman. Original ring done to commemorate the game played at Comiskey Park with blue faux stone top. The game logo appears on one shank and "All Star 1983" is lettered on the opposite. Resized (9.5) with no visible markings and a touch of light wear. Includes original Balfour box and letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 350 1975 All-Star Game salesman's sample ring. Nicely done to commemorate the game played in Milwaukee with brilliant blue stone on top face which is lettered "Baseball All Star" around the edge. Right shank has the MLB logo in relief above the year, "1975." On left is the name "Lolich" impressed in baseball over crossed bats decoration. This is presumed to reference former pitcher Mickey Lolich whom was not selected to participate in this game but had made (3) prior All-Star appearances. Size (11) with little mentionable wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: NM ($500-$750) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 351 1976 Pete Rose All-Star Game 10K Gold salesman's sample ring. Nicely done with a light blue stone face which is lettered "Baseball All Star American National" around the edge. On the left shank is the MLB logo above year, "1976." Right has the name "Rose" in Liberty Bell decoration. Marked "Balfour 10K" on the interior band. Size (11.5) with no mentionable wear and weighs (30) grams. Nearly identical to those issued in the period with variation in the color of stone which also had an applied baseball decoration. Includes letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: NM ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 352 1969 White Sox line-up cards with notable opposing Managers. Series of lineup cards as used in games played at Comiskey Park with all opposing team cards stapled to front. All opposing Managers have filled out and signed their respective cards, (2) of the White Sox feature live handwriting/signatures from Don Gutteridge (other 2 are carbon copy). Includes 8/11 vs. Boston (signed "D.Williams"), 9/2 vs. Baltimore (signed "Earl Weaver"), 9/10 vs. Minnesota (signed "Martin"), and 9/14 vs. Oakland (signed "Bauer"). Expected handling and general age wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: Overall EX ($300-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 353 Lot of (18) 1969 Chicago White Sox line-up cards (with opponents). Series of lineup cards as used in games played at Comiskey Park with opposing team card stapled to the front. Nearly all are carbon copies with the exception of (3) sets which are filled out by hand and signed by Don Gutteridge (for White Sox) and Ralph Houk (8/14, Yankees), Al Dark (8/29, Cleveland), and Lefty Phillips (9/15, Angels). Opponents incl. Tigers (3), Red Sox, Angels (2), Indians (2), Athletics (2), Royals, and Yankees (3). Expected handling and general age wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: Overall EX ($400-$600) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 354 Lot of (14) 1971 Chicago White Sox line-up cards (with opponents). Series of lineup cards as used in games played at Comiskey Park stapled together with opposing team card. Nearly all are carbon copies with the exception of a set from 6/18 game vs. St. Louis with card filled out and signed by Red Schoendienst (White Sox is secterial Leo Durocher), 8/19 Tigers card filled out and signed by Billy Martin, and (2) Red Sox by Eddie Kasko (7/30 and 8/1) (White Sox cards for these last 3 are carbon). Opponents incl. Baltimore (3), Yankees (2), Red Sox, Tigers (2), Royals, and Brewers. Expected handling and general age wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: Overall EX ($400-$600) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 355 Historically significant Jerome Holtzman file related to "saves" statistic. Although the term had been losely used in the decade before, in 1960 Jerome Holtzman concieved of more statistically sound method for recording "saves." Adopted, at his urging, by noted Sporting News publisher J.G. Spink, the pair ran the numbers in his weekly newspaper for (9) years. In 1969, the "save" was officially adopted by Major League baseball. Presented is an intact file, as found within the Holtzman Archive, which appears largely to relate to his work on "saves." Most notable is a May 27, 1960 file copy typed letter from Holtzman to Spink in which he first introduces and promotes further use of the save. Found throughout are his typewritten notes (some recording stats, one titled "system for pitching saves"), some handwritten notes, correspondence between he and Spink/The Sporting News, several other letters, publication clippings/articles, etc. Includes letter of provenance from the Holtman family: EX ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 357 1924 New York Giants World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at the Polo Grounds features a unique octagonal design with team name set in blue enameled center. Front remains in fine overall condition with just a touch of light natural handling and age related wear. Threaded post back has been removed and replaced with a pin backing: EX/MT with note to description ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 358 1926 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Yankee Stadium done in appealing style with red, white, and blue enemeled portions. Front remains in fine overall condition with just a touch of light natural handling and age related wear. Threaded post back has been removed and replaced with a pin backing: EX/MT with note to description ($750-$1,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 359 1926 St. Louis Cardinals World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Sportsman's Park done in octagonal shape with red enameled team logo at center. Mild wear includes the slightest chip to this red area in commonly effected area just above birds' feet. Threaded post back has been removed and replaced with a pin backing: VG/EX with note to description ($750-$1,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 360 1928 St. Louis Cardinals World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Sportsman's Park with vibrant red and white enameled accents. Front displays in fine overall condition with the slightest hint of wear. "St. Louis Button" marked back has had threaded post replaced with a pin backing: EX/MT with note to description ($500-$750) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 361 1927 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Desirable original pin issued for games played at Yankee Stadium done in classic style with red, white, and blue enameled portions. Front remains in fine overall condition with just a touch of light natural tarnish and hint of wear. "Dieges & Clust" marked back has had threaded post replaced with a pin backing: EX/MT with note to description ($1,500-$3,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 362 1928 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Yankee Stadium done in classic style with red, white, and blue enameled accents. Strong overall condition with a hint of light wear and small manufacturing defect on front (just below the "8"). Threaded post has been replaced with pin backing: EX with note to description ($1,000-$2,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 363 1929 Philadelphia Athletics World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Shibe Park features the classic elephant logo in white over blue enameled background. Touch of light handling wear with some minor imperfections to front. Threaded post has been replaced with pin backing: EX with note to description ($500-$1,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 364 1932 Chicago Cubs World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Wrigley Field which included the now fabled "Ruth Called Shot." Exceptional design features a black enameled bear "cub" batting over white background. Touch of light handling wear with some minor imperfections to front. Threaded post back is included but has separated from the "G.F. Dieges & Clust" marked back: EX with note to description ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 365 1933 New York Giants World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at the Polo Grounds in the Series which was won by New York in (5) games. Light handling wear to front which appears to have color touched up within the enameled portions. Threaded post has been removed and replaced with a pin on the "Dieges & Clust" marked back: GD/VG with note to description ($300-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 366 1934 Detroit Tigers World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Navin Field features the teams' Tiger head logo at center. Mild wear to front which has a discolorated section at lower left suggesting that a portion of the enamel may have been filled in. Threaded post has been removed and replaced with a pin backing and there is an additional strip of discoloration/residue on back. Dieges & Clust hallmark appears above "1/20 10K Gold Filled" marking: GD with note to description ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 367 1936 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Yankee Stadium is nicely done with red, white, and blue enameled portions. Original screw down closure remains on the "Dieges & Clust" marked back. Light to mild wear and a touch of tarnish: EX ($400-$600) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 368 1936 New York Giants World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at the Polo Grounds is nicely done with white, blue, and orange enameled portions. Original screw down closure remains on the "D & C 1/20 10 K.G.F." marked back. Touch of light scattered wear: EX/MT ($300-$500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 369 1937 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Yankee Stadium is nicely done with red, white, and blue enameled portions. Original screw down closure remains on the "Dieges & Clust" marked back. Touch of light wear: EX/MT ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 370 1938 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Yankee Stadium is nicely done with red, white, and blue enameled portions. Original screw down closure remains on the "Dieges & Clust" marked back. Touch of light wear: EX/MT ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 371 1940 Detroit Tigers World Series press pin. Seldom offered original pin issued for games played at Briggs Stadium is of a simple yet appealing design. Touch of light wear to front and the original screw down closure on unmarked back has been replaced with a pin: EX with note to description ($300-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 372 1941 New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers World Series press pins (2). Desirable pair of original pins as issued by each team for games played at their respective stadiums. Each features red, white, and blue enameled portions with the Yankees fully intact and the pin showing just a touch of light wear/tarnish overall. The Dodgers pin has a small chip at center. Both marked "Dieges & Clust" on back which have threaded posts removed and replaced with pin: GD-EX with note to description ($400-$600) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 373 1941 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Yankee Stadium is marked "Dieges & Clust Sterling" on back. Touch of light wear/tarnish. Threaded post back is missing the closure: EX/MT ($300-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 374 1944 Detroit Tigers phantom World Series press pin. Original pin issued in anticipation of the Tigers reaching the World Series features an appealing red, white, and blue enameled design. Touch of light wear/tarnish. "Sterling" marked threaded post back is missing the screw down closure: EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 375 1945 Chicago Cubs World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Wrigley Field is nicely done with red, white, and blue enameled portions. Touch of light wear/tarnish. Threaded post back retains the original screw down closure: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 376 1945 Detroit Tigers World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Briggs Stadium is nicely done with red and blue enameled portions. Hint of light wear. Threaded post back retains the original screw down closure: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $575.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 377 1945 St. Louis Cardinals phantom World Series press pin. Seldom offered original pin issued in anticipation of the Cardinals reaching the World Series features an appealing red and white enameled design. Touch of light wear and it appears that the original threaded post has been removed from the back and replaced with a pin: EX with note to description ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 378 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Ebbets Field employs a classic design with rendering of the stadium above blue enameled portion. Strong overall condition with a touch of light wear. Threaded post on unmarked back retains the original screw down closure: EX/MT ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 379 1949 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Yankee Stadium features ornate design accented with multiple colors of inlayed enamel. Touch of light wear. Threaded post on "Dieges & Clust" marked back retains the original closure: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 380 1951 New York Yankees and Giants World Series press pins (2). Pair of original pins issued for games played at their respective stadiums. Touch of light handling and age related wear and each has had the threaded post replaced with more traditional pin on "Dieges & Clust" marked back: EX with note to description ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 381 1950 and 1952 New York Yankees World Series press pins (2). Pair of original red, white, and blue enameled pins issued for games played at Yankee Stadium. Fine overall condition with a hint of light wear. Threaded post on 1950 has been removed and replaced with more traditional pin backing. Post on 1952 pin is intact and retains the screw down closure: EX/MT and EX with note to description ($300-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 382 1953 New York Yankees World Series press pin. Original pin issued for games played at Yankee Stadium done in unique style with red, white, and blue enameled top hat logo over larger blue diecut background. Hint of light wear to front and a touch of discoloration on back which as threaded post and original screw down closure: EX/MT ($200-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 383 1954 New York Giants and Cleveland Indians World Series press pins (2). Pair of original pins issued for games played at their respective stadiums show a touch of light tarnish/wear. Indians retains screw down closure on threaded post back. The post on Giants "Dieges & Clust" marked back has been replaced with pin: EX/MT and EX with note to description ($200-$400) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 384 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series press pin. Desirable original pin issued for games played at Ebbets Field in the Dodgers most important season. Touch of light wear to front with a few faint streaks within the enamelwork. "World Series 1955 Dieges & Clust" marked back retains the original threaded post however screw down closure is missing: EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 385 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees World Series press pins (2). Desirable pair of original pins as issued for one of baseballs' most storied Series. Dodgers has a pinhead spec of discoloration on front and each has a touch of extremely minor wear. "World Series 1955 Dieges & Clust" marked back of Dodgers pin has threaded post replaced with a standard pin backing. Both post and original screw down closure remain in place on the Yankees example: EX-EX/MT and EX with note to description ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 386 1948 Cleveland Indians World Series press pin with 1955 Indians phantom pin (2). Original pin issued for games played at Braves Field in 1948 displays a touch of light wear with threaded post back missing the screw down closure; additional seldom offered pin done in anticipation of the Indians reaching the 1955 World Series has little mentionable visible wear. Threaded post back has been removed and replaced with standard pin: EX with note to description ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 387 1956 New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers World Series press pins (2). Desirable pair of original pins issued for games played at their respective stadiums. Yankees has a hint of wear with a very small chip to enamel on front. Unmarked threaded post back retains the original screw down closure. Dodgers "pin" was issued in tie-bar form however the clip has been removed and a standard pin fashioned in it's place. This piece shows light/mild wear and is marked "Dieges & Clust" on back: EX with note to description ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 388 1957 New York Yankees and Milwaukee Braves World Series press pins (2). Pair of original die-cut pins issued for games played at their respective stadiums. Each has a touch of light wear and retains the screw down closure on threaded post back. Braves pin is marked "Balfour": EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 389 1958 New York Yankees and Milwaukee Braves World Series press pins (2). Pair of original pins issued for games played at their respective stadiums. Each retains the screw down closure on "Balfour" marked threaded post back. Yankees is in nicer overall condition with little mentionable wear, Braves has some light wear and mild discoloration to white enameled portion: VG and EX/MT ($300-$500) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 390 1956 and 1959 Milwaukee Braves phantom World Series press pins (2). Pair of pins issued in anticipation of the Braves making the World Series remain in fine overall condition with little mentionable wear. The 1959 is marked "Balfour" on back and each has a screw down closure on threaded post back: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 391 1960 New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates World Series press pins (2). Pair of original pins as issued for the famed Series. Yankees is marked "Balfour" and displays a touch of light wear, Pirates is by "Jostens" with light wear and some discoloration at top front. Each retains screw down closure on threaded post back: EX ($200-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 392 1961, 62, and 63 New York Yankees (and opponents) World Series press pins (6). Desirable run of original pins as issued by the Yankees and their opponents for the 1961 through 1963 World Series. In addition to the (3) Yankees pins, included are 1961 Reds, 1962 Giants, and 1963 Dodgers. Varying degrees of mostly light wear with all properly marked backs retaining their screw down or pin closure: Avg. EX/MT ($400-$600) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 393 1964, 65, and 66 World Series press pins (6). Includes 1964 Yankees and Cardinals; 1965 Twins and Dodgers; and 1965 Dodgers and Orioles. All properly marked on back with varying degrees of mostly light wear. Some of the pins may have non-original closures and the Yankees threaded post has been replaced with standard pin backing: Avg. EX ($300-$500) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 394 1967, 68, and 69 World Series press pins (6). Includes 1967 Cardinals and Red Sox; 1968 Tigers and Cardinals; and 1969 Mets and Orioles. All properly marked on back with varying degrees of mostly light wear. Some of the pins on back may have non-original closures: Avg. EX/MT ($300-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 395 1971 Oakland A's 10K gold phantom World Series press pin. Original pin done in the form of a tie-bar and issued in anticipation of an Oakland World Series appearance. The circular enameled portion is marked, "LGB 10K" on back while the bar/clip itself is marked "Balfour 12K GF." Housed in original Balfour marked box with no mentionable wear: NM ($200-$400) $80.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 396 1970 Chicago White Sox phantom World Series press pin. Rare original pin issued in anticipation of the Cubs appearance in the World Series. Hint of light wear to front. Marked "Balfour" on back: EX/MT ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 397 1960 and 1964 Baltimore Orioles phantom World Series press pins (2). Rare pair of pins issued in anticipation of Orioles World Series appearances. The 1960 is marked "Balfour" and retains screw down closure on threaded post back. The 1964 is unmarked with tradition pin closure: EX/MT ($300-$500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 398 1966 and 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates phantom World Series press pins (2). Desirable pair includes 1966 which features one of the more appealing designs from this period and an exceedingly rare 1972 with the upper year bar. Touch of light wear primarily having effect on the earlier: EX/MT and NM ($400-$600) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 399 1964 and 1967 Chicago White Sox phantom World Series press pins (2). Pair of pins issued in anticipation of a World Series appearance. Each remains in fine overall condition with little mentionable wear. The 1967 is marked "Balfour" on back: EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 400 Complete run of 1970-1979 World Series press pins (20). Choice grouping represents each regular issue pin from the 1970s incl. 1970 Reds and Orioles, 1971 Pirates and Orioles, 1972 Reds and A's, 1973 Mets and A's, 1974 Dodgers and A's, 1975 Red Sox and Reds, 1976 Yankees and Reds, 1977 Dodgers and Yankees, 1978 Dodgers and Yankees, and 1979 Pirates and Orioles. Varying degrees of mostly light wear: EX-NM ($400-$600) $550.00
 
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