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Back Items For The Auction of Nov 12th 2016 Louisville  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 101 Hoffman Collection postcards and photographs c.1910s. Interesting assortment representing the balance of the Hoffman Collection. Includes late 1910s original photographs (4.5"x6.5" to 6.5"x8.5") showing Red Sox players Pinch Thomas (signed on the back and inscribed to Sgt. Hoffman, 8 out of 10), Duffy Lewis, and Hal Janvrin along with an image of Larry Gardner and Clarence Walker and additional group shot of Gardner with Dick Hoblitzell and Jim Walsh (all identified through vintage notations on backs); real photo postcard with handwritten "U.S. Army B.B. Club...1914" identifier along with 1915 issue of Baseball Magazine (no covers) which has an article about the Army team (Hoffman pictured); (2) c.1911 real photo postcards showing the "Superior" baseball team of which Hoffman was a member; and cabinet mounted photo which is identified as "Ft. Logan, Colo 1910" team, likewise including Hoffman (5"x8" overall). Varying degrees of wear throughout: Range GD-EX ($500-$1,000) $396.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 102 Exceedingly rare 1916 Boston Red Sox team signed baseball with Babe Ruth (World Champions). Red and blue stitched Reach B.Johnson Official American League baseball has been signed by approximately (22) members of the World Series Championship team. While nearly all have largely faded, those which remain identifiable include Babe Ruth, Herb Pennock, Dutch Leonard, Carl Mays, Charles (Heinie) Wagner, Duffy Lewis, Jack Barry, Harry Hooper, Tillie Walker, Everett Scott, Larry Gardner, and George Foster. Technical grade of the signatures, as signed in period fountain pen, would range from 1 to 4/5 out of 10. Ball itself has evenly toned with a few scattered spots of discoloration and some light wear. Stampings remain bold and well defined. Of noted rarity this example is one of only a handful extant and the first we have offered at auction. Includes full LOA from JSA: See description ($3,000-$5,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 103 Rare and important 1917 Babe Ruth early career autographed photograph. Sepia toned 6.5"x8.5" photograph shows young Babe Ruth as a member of the Boston Red Sox on the cusp of immortality. It has been signed on the back in pencil, "From Babe Ruth, To Sergt Hoffman, 1917" rating 8-8/9 out of 10. Well entrenched in the Red Sox pitching rotation by 1917, Ruth posted an impressive (24) wins which included (6) shutouts. In off season exhibition games later that year Manager Ed Barrow conceeded to his desire to play other field positions and the resulting increase in plate appearances allowed for The Babe to flourish as a hitter. The photograph itself has lightly toned and has scattered creasing and wear along with a largely faded/faint ink mark/impression on lower front corner. The large and bold signature remains uneffected by any of the above mentioned condition issues. Stamped by the noted Boston photography studio "R.W. Sears" within the lower front border and again on back within larger "International Film Service" stamping. Of all the Ruth related materials dating to this seminal time period with the Boston Red Sox it is worthy of note that dated autographed pieces are nearly non-existent. Additionally, to the best of our knowledge, the offered photo represents the earliest signed Babe Ruth image to which we were able to document. The scarcity and significance of same simply cannot be overstated. Includes July 5, 1917 dated typed letter on Red Sox stationary in which Boston Mayor James Curley offers a glowing recommendation of drillmaster Sgt. Hoffman. The letter is addressed to Harry Frazee and typed, presumably, by the club on behalf of Mayor Curley to be presented to Hoffman. The lot also includes a pair of scrapbook pages with affixed newsprint images showing and/or related to Hoffman. Truly incredible Babe Ruth signed artifact with exceptional primary provenance being offered for the first time publicly. Includes full LOA from JSA: Signature: NM, Photo GD-VG ($10,000-$30,000) $17,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 104 Joe DiMaggio single signed baseball with hand painted original artwork. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot in ink rating 7/8 out of 10. A well executed likness of DiMaggio done on the panel above is signed by the artist Jolene Jessie. Hint of light toning. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 105 Mickey Mantle single signed baseball. B.Brown AL ball signed boldly by Mantle across the sweet spot in blue ink. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Ball has a very minor touch of toning to a few areas mentioned for accuracy only. Very fine example. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX/MT-NM, Signature: NM ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 106 Ted Williams single signed baseball with hand painted original artwork. Rawlings B.Brown Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot in fine point marker rating 8 out of 10. A well executed likness of Williams done on the panel above is signed by the artist Jolene Jessie. Hint of light toning. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 107 Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle autographed photograph. Black and white 8"x10" image signed by each player in blue sharpie across the front. Signatures range from 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 108 Ted Williams autographed limited edition large format photograph. Black and white 16"x20" has been signed in blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10. Hand numbered "167/300" and includes COA from Upper Deck Authentication: NM ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 109 Ted Williams autographed Boston Red Sox replica jersey. Cream color flannel Boston Red Sox 1941 style home jersey signed across the front by Williams in blue sharpie. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Jersey itself remains very clean with some scattered areas of tiny holes likely from moth damage throughout that are visible upon close inspection. Three such holes are found just to the left of the autograph. Includes auction LOA from JSA and a copy of an original LOA as issued by Gallen Sports and countersigned by Ted Williams (copy of orig. signature): Signature: NM, Jersey: EX-MT (with note to moth damage) ($750-$1,250) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 110 500 Home Run Club autographed baseball. B.Brown AL ball signed by (11) members of the 500 HR Club to include Mantle, Williams, F.Robinson, Mathews, Schmidt, Jackson, McCovey, Killebrew, Banks, Aaron, and Mays. Signatures range from 9 to 10 out of 10. Ball itself remains largely clean with two minor areas of toning. Very fine Mantle/Williams sweet spot display positioning. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-EX/MT, Signatures: NM ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 111 Ted Williams autographed baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model W166 bat done in similar style to that which he would have used has Williams facsimile signature burned into the barrel. Signed "Ted Williams" in bold blue marker rating 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 112 Lot of (3) Ted Williams autographed baseball bats. Louisville Slugger 125 model W166 bats done in similar style to that which he would have used have Williams facsimile signature burned into the barrel. Each is boldly signed "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 8/9-9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA with (1) bat including Williams Family Enterprises COA and another having "Williams Family Trust" hologram on knob: NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 113 Ted Williams autographed limited edition "Legend of The Kid" commemorative baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat in black finish has been gold foil stamped in the barrel with "Legend of The Kid" titling and career related stats. Limited edition numbered 622 of 1000. Signed in gold marker rating 8-8/9 out of 10. One of a very limited number from the edition which have been publicly released. Includes auction LOA from JSA and there is a "Ted Williams Trust" hologram on the knob: NM ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 114 Lot of (3) Ted Williams autographed limited edition "Legend of The Kid" commemorative baseball bats. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bats done in black finish and gold foil stamped with "Legend of The Kid" titling and career related stats. Each is limited edition numbered out of (1,000) and signed in gold marker rating 8-8/9 out of 10. Hint of light wear to (1) pieces. From a very limited number of the edition which have been publicly released. Includes auction LOA from JSA and there are "Ted Williams Trust" holograms on each: NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 115 500 Home Run Club autographed poster. Matted and framed 18"x37" color poster signed in blue sharpie by (11) members of the vaunted 500 Home Run Club to include Mantle, Williams, McCovey, Mathews, Banks, Aaron, Mays, Schmidt, Jackson, Killebrew, and Robinson, Each player has added their respective career home run totals with their signature. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 116 500 Home Run Club autographed poster. Large format print has been signed by (11) incl. Williams, Aaron, Mays, Banks, Schmidt, Mathews, McCovey, Murray, Jackson, Killebrew, and Robinson. Marker signatures rate 9 to 9/10 out of 10. There are few small spots of toning to the print which has been framed to 33"x36" for display. Includes full LOA from JSA: Sigs. NM, Print EX ($750-$1,250) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 117 Stan Musial single signed baseball with statistical inscriptions. Lightly toned L.Coleman NL baseball having been signed by Musial in blue ink across the sweet spot with HOF69 notation. Side panels display an additional (19) career statistical inscriptions. Includes its original "Statball" lidded box and COA. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-EX/MT, Signature/Inscriptions: NM ($500-$750) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 118 Hall of Fame autographed bat with (40) signatures. "Cooperstown" commemorative bat by Cooperstown Bat Co. has been signed throughout by (40), nearly all of whom are Inductees. Notables incl. Willie Stargell, Richie Ashburn, Carl Yastrzemski, Mel Allen, Lou Brock, Whitey Ford, Early Wynn, Bob Feller, Eddie Mathews, Duke Snider, Steve Carlton, Warren Spahn, and others. All are done in marker rating 8-8/9 out of 10 with a few lesser. Touch of light wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 119 Joe DiMaggio single signed and stat inscribed limited edition baseball. Rawlings G.Budig OAL baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Joe DiMaggio." He has hand inscribed stats throughout including "361 HRS", "56 in '41", "HOF '55", ".325 Ba", "#5", and "MVP '39, '41, '47." Ink signature and handwriting rates 8-8/9 out of 10. Ball displays a touch of light toning. Hand numbered "72/160" and includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Ball EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $2,090.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 120 Ernie Banks "Let's Play Two" single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig OML baseball has been signed in ink rating 8 out of 10 and inscribed with his famed quote above. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($150-$300) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 121 Yogi Berra rare "Fork In The Road" single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig Official Major League baseball has been signed "Yogi Berra" with a rare handwritten "When you come to a fork in the road take it" inscription. Ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Hand numbered "125/500" and includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 122 Cal Ripken Jr "Consecutive Games" single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig OML baseball has been signed "Cal Ripken Jr" and inscribed "2632 Consecutive Games." Ink signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and there is a JSA sticker affixed: NM ($150-$300) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 123 Stan Musial single signed stat inscribed baseball. Rawlings W.White ONL baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Stan The Man Musial" and inscribed with his hit total and HOF Induction year. Ink signature rates 8 out of 10. Ball the slightest shade of off white. Includes auction LOA from JSA and there is a Musial authentication hologram affixed: EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 124 Stan Musial autographed large format Saturday Evening Post print. Substantial 30"x40" color reproduction (framed for display to slightly larger dimensions) has been signed on the front, "Stan Musial." Blue marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 124a 1940 Louisville Colonels team photograph. Framed to just under 21"x13" with no mentionable visible wear. (EX) ($100-$300) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 125 Sandy Koufax autographed limited edition "filmstrip" display. Black and white photographic print, done to resemble a strip of negatives, has been signed "Sandy Koufax." Silver marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Tastefully framed for display to 15.5"x27.5" and hand numbered "21/250." Includes COA from Upper Deck Authentication: NM ($300-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 126 Ted Williams "Splendid Splinter" autographed large format photograph. Color 16"x20" photo has been signed in black marker, "Ted Williams" with a rare "The Splendid Splinter" inscription. The signature is unusually large and offered exceptional display value rating 9-9/10 out of 10. Framed to 23"x27" for display. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 127 Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Duke Snider signed large format print. Oversized print showing the famed outfield trio has been signed by all in marker rating 7/8 to 8 out of 10. Framed for display to just under 27"x31" and includes full LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 128 Joe DiMaggio autographed large format photograph. Choice 16"x20" black and white image has been signed "Joe DiMaggio" in marker rating 9/10 out of 10. Framed to 22.5"x26.5" for display and includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: NM ($300-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 129 1989 Perez-Steele Celebration postcard set with (39) autographed. Popular set highlighted by (30) signed cards incl. Aaron, Banks, Bell, Bench, Berra, Dickey, Gehringer, Hunter, Kaline, Killebrew, Mantle, Mathews, Musial, Reese, Snider, Spahn, Stargell, Ted Williams, and Yastrzemski. All are done in marker rating 8 to 9/10 out of 10. Little mentionable wear to cards which come housed in their original box and slipcase which has a few minor defects. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Signed cards avg. NM ($750-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 130 Sandy Koufax autographed Brooklyn Dodgers jersey. Top of the line throwback jersey by Mitchell & Ness has been signed on the front, "Sandy Koufax." Blue marker signature rates 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and an Online Authentics authentication sticker is affixed: NM ($750-$1,250) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 131 Willie Stargell autographed jersey with hand painted original art. Top of the line throwback jersey by Mitchell & Ness has been signed on the front, "Willie Stargell." Black marker signature rates 8 out of 10. On the opposite side is a well executed likeness of Stargell which is signed by the artist, "Jessie" at lower corner. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($750-$1,250) $693.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 132 Stan Musial autographed St. Louis Cardinals jersey. Top of the line throwback style jersey by Mitchell & Ness has been signed "Stan Musial" in marker rating 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $366.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 133 Hank Aaron autographed Milwaukee Braves jersey. Mitchell & Ness jersey done in 1957 style has been signed on the front "Hank Aaron" in marker rating 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$1,000) $433.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 134 Ernie Banks autographed Chicago Cubs replica jersey by Mitchell & Ness. Pinstriped flannel 1969 Cubs replica jersey signed in blue sharpie by Banks across the front. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 135 Iron City B.B.C. large format baseball team cabinet photograph c.1870-80s. Large format 12"x15" albumen cabinet mounted image picturing the 19th century Iron City baseball club posed in a formal studio setting wearing full uniforms with high top lace up cleats. Numerous elongated 19th century bats are visible with player stockings having hand tinted blue color added by the photographer. The photo remains in its original Victorian walnut frame with team identification stenciled within the original mount. Light soiling to the surface with some minor age fading. Unique early image of the highest quality: EX ($2,500-$3,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 136 Fine 1906 "H.U.B.B.C." presentational trophy bat. Hand turned 34" wooden baseball bat displaying a rich mahogany finish has affixed rectangular plate which has been inscribed, "H.U.B.B.C. 1906." On either side are a pair of decorative metal bands. The bat has some light scattered surface wear which detracts little from the exceptional display value: EX ($1,000-$3,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 137 Handturned baseball bat c.1880s-90s. Early 36" long wooden bat with lathe marks on either end displaying usage and some general age related wear throughout the surface: VG-EX ($300-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 138 c.1900s Ring decorated presentational baseball bat. Hand turned 31.5" long wooden bat is decorated with a series of (4) black painted rings. Stamped on markings at mid-barrel read, "Presented with each boy's suit by Chas. Tenopir, Leading Clothier St. Paul, Neb." Light general usage wear with a section of the hitting surface flattened and scored: EX ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 139 1885 Abner Doubleday handwritten letter. February 13, 1885 dated handwritten letter has been signed, "Yours very truly, Abner Doubleday." Written entirely in his hand in ink rating 8-8/9 out of 10 with content related to his book "Chancellorsville And Gettysburg." Typical fold lines and a touch of other light wear. Includes a hardcover copy of the book (GD/VG) and full LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Letter EX, Book GD/VG ($1,500-$2,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 140 "H" style lemon peel baseball c.1850-70s. High quality leather lemon peel style baseball with "H" style stitching configuration. Ball presents in fine overall condition with excellent quality stitching. 9" total circumference: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 141 Unique lemon peel baseball with 8 piece construction c.1840-60s. Very finely crafted 19th century lemon peel style baseball with highly desirable and unique eight panel construction. The ball retains a fine original patina with a circumference of 8" in total. One of the more notable lemon peel baseballs we have offered: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 142 "Our Baseball Heroes" color lithographic print. Classic 19th century engraving of (12) star players from the National League teams including Anson, Mack, Ewing, Robinson, and Davis. Vignette images surround a beautiful color lithographic game scene in center, marked "Supplement to the Police Gazette June 1, 1895 Richard K. Fox, Propr." at top right. This particular example retains stunning original color. The print itself has been laid down on thin stock acid free paper for conservation purposes with professional restoration to a few small tears at left edge and some inpainting to several edge chips along the bottom perimeter (not visible under matting). Lightly visible vertical center fold line mentioned for accuracy only. Overall size is 15 3/4"x19 3/4" matted and framed. Very fine example with excellent eye appeal: EX (with note to restoration) ($2,000-$4,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 143 Scarce and Important 1890 Louisville Colonels American Association championship pendant as presented to Peter Weckbecker. The 1890 Louisville Colonels team captured the American Association pennant finishing the season with a record of 88-44. Following a meeting of the team officials from the Louisville club and the Brooklyn Bridegrooms (Champions of the National League) it was agreed upon that a "World's Series" would take place. The agreement called for a best of nine series played in several cities to determine a champion. In the end, the games would be played only in Louisville and Brooklyn with the series being called short due to inclement weather after seven games. Both Brooklyn and Louisville won three games each with one game ending in a tie thus each team was able to lie partial claim to the championship. Offered is the original medal as presented to Louisville catcher Peter Weckbecker as a member of the 1890 championship team. Striking gold medal with ornate decor displays a crossed bat and ball pinback having a suspended circular medal beneath with an early uniformed player running the bases. Small inset diamond chips are fixed into second base with a baseball belt serving as the medal perimeter. Weckbecker's name is engraved into the top banner. Reverse of the medal is fully engraved, "Presented to Peter Weckbecker Catcher Louisville B.B. Club from Amy Lee's Clipper Co. Louisville, Sept. 27, 1890". Marked on the back of the pinback with hallmarks for "George Wolf Louisville, KY" denoting the highly regarded jeweler of the period in Louisville. Overall condition is outstanding with minimal surface wear retaining all of its original components. Along with the Dauvray Cup and Temple Cup presentational medals/trophies the offered pendant ranks as one of the earliest professional baseball championship awards. 2 1/2" total length. Exceptional 19th century baseball rarity being offered for the first time at public auction. Includes a color image of the 1890 Louisville team: EX-MT ($10,000-$20,000) $15,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 144 Early baseball decorated gold charm c.1890s. Circular charm is attractively decorated with an early baseball game scene that features highly detailed player likeness that are accented with blue color. Appears to be gold-plated (though unmarked) which is layed over a metal core and measures 1.25" across. Possibly issued as part of a larger piece, it is done at the highest level of quality and is the first we have seen. Touch of very light wear: EX/MT ($300-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 145 Baseball figural paperweight c.1910s. Cast iron figural piece with square base done to resemble a field with large laced baseball situated on pitchers' mound. Retains the majority of its' original green and white finish which has toned to display a cream color. Light scattered wear with a few chips: EX ($300-$500) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 146 Baseball decorated oversized plate c.1910s. Scalloped edge plate (12.75" across) has been decorated with a colorful baseball game action scene. Marked "M Z Austria" on back with a touch of light wear. Very uncommon size: EX/MT ($200-$400) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 147 Rare c.1910s "Base Ball At Home" game box with contents. Exceedinly rare early 20th Century baseball themed game box with colorfully illustrated lid that reads, "Play Real Base Ball At Home, This Game Will Please The Entire Family." This text surrounds an image of rowdy fans which is captioned "Rooters Row When The Home Team Is Losing." End flaps offer further words of promotion, front lid flap is missing. Both halves of the box have condition issues to include tears, some areas of chipping/loss, split seams, and some interior areas which have tape applied. Contains several different types of playing pieces, balls, and an old pencil stub which are presumed to relate to the box however this can not be guaranteed. The first example we have seen: FR/GD ($400-$600) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 148 "Base Ball Liniment" enameled advertising sign c.1910-15. Rectangular 12"x26" enameled metal sign, advertising "Base Ball" brand liniment, pictures the liniment box with baseball player graphics. Marked Nelke-Verinrite Signs, NY at the bottom right. One of the stronger condition examples we have seen with just a hint of light wear in the form of several minute edge chips. It appears that the color may have been touched up in at least a pair of very small areas near rivets: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 149 Sports decorated gas lamp c.1890s. Ornate early lamp features a large glass shade on which (4) different scenes have been hand painted representing baseball, football, croquet/polo, and tennis. This sits atop a heart decorated brass base and together both pieces stand approx. 23" tall. Shade itself measures around 15" across at the widest point. Touch of light tarnish and natural ageing with (2) of the crystal decorations missing: EX ($2,000-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 150 Winchester baseball advertising display panel c.1915-25. Large cardboard panel featuring a color lithographic baseball fielder advertising Winchester Sporting Goods. Condition is fairly strong with excellent color having a few areas of in-painting primarily at lower left along with some creasing at the edges. 18"x39" matted and framed. The panel was originally part of a three piece set which would have been displayed in sporting goods store windows: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 151 "Pinch Hit Chewing Tobacco" advertising sign c.1930s. Pressed metal signed with raised portions throughout retains the majority of it's original surface. A touch of rust effects areas which are largely confined to corners/edges and there is some non-original color applied on the right edge within the extreme border: VG ($300-$500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 152 Winchester Sporting Goods Co. baseball catcher's mask c.1920s. Excellent quality spider style catcher's mask retaining its original interior leather padding and canvas back strap. Desirable Winchester Sporting Goods cloth label remains affixed to the leather back strap. Moderate general wear overall: EX ($300-$500) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 153 Vintage field line marker c.1920s-30s. Early line marker with cast iron wheels and interior mechnical working which would dispense chalk held in the upright cylinder. Mild usage and age related wear to metal portions and wooden handle with the black flange at front a later replacement: EX ($200-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 154 "No Batting of Balls Permitted" baseball stadium sign c.1930-40s. Heavy gauge steel stadium sign retaining its original yellow and gold paint with raised lettering denoting restriction of batted balls. 12"x18" with fine original surface and expected lght to moderate surface wear from age/exterior display: VG-EX ($750-$1,500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 155 c.1920s Spalding bat and baseball bags c.1920s. Pair of early pieces issued by Spalding and done in heavy canvas with leather reinforcements. Bat bag is marked "Spalding" along with model number "1997" on rectangle of leather which holds the handle in place. Ball bag has circular metal "Spalding" logo affixed. Both remain well preserved with some light general useage and age related wear and some mild soiling/discoloration: EX ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 156 Official National League baseball c.1915-20. Lightly toned NL baseball having red and black stitching with bold league and manufacturer stampings remaining intact.The ball surface itself shows very light, if any, use with a small semi circle area of toming to a side panel. Uncommon early NL baseball with strong display qualities: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 157 June 30, 1900 Boston Beaneaters vs. Cincinnati Reds scorecard. Heavy stock foldover scorecard has been neatly scored on pre-printed lineups to reflect what appears to be the second game of a doubleheader. Notable participants incl. Hall of Famers Billy Hamilton, Jimmy Collins, Jake Beckley, and Sam Crawford. Mild toning throughout with a touch of light scattered corner and edge wear: VG/EX ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 158 *Updated description* Important 1913-14 White Sox and Giants World Tour journal with numerous player and dignitary autographs. Red leather tri-fold travel journal is gilt lettered "My Trip Abroad" on the front with the name "Mrs. James Callahan" on the interior. A handwritten account including detail related to travel, games, and players, as dutifully recorded by the wife of Manager James Callahan, fills a good number of the interior pages. Also inside are (4) pages of autographs which include players, their wives, and other participants. Notable signers include Sam Crawford, John McGraw, Charles Comiskey, Buck Weaver, Tris Speaker, Red Faber, Bill Klem, Mike Donlin, Germany Schaefer, Lee Magee, Bunny Hearne, Ivy Wingo, Hooks Wiltse, Larry Doyle, Tom Daly, and Steve Evans. Jim Thorpe has been deemed secreterial. Ink/pencil handwriting and signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10. Book itself has mild general handling wear with some chipping and very small tears to exterior leather casement. Includes full LOA from JSA and a letter of provenance from the Callahan family: Book: EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($7,500-$10,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 159 June 17, 1903 Boston Americans vs. Cleveland Naps scorecard. Original multi-page program issued for game played in Boston with Manager Jimmy Collins and noted fan "Nuf Ced" McGreevy pictured on the cover. Neatly scored to reflect the first game of a doubleheader with the pre-printed lineups indicating Hall of Famers Collins, Lajoie, Flick, and Joss participated. The game date is printed at top. Fine overall condition with a touch of light scattered wear: EX ($750-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 160 Rare 1901 Pittsburgh Pirates scorecard. Thin paper stock multi page program as issued for a game played between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Superbas featured portrait images of the Pirates players on the interior including Honus Wagner. Printed line ups found on the interior scoring page which is partially filled out. Overall condition is very fine with only light general use/handling and small corner chip at lower right: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 161 1904 New York Giants vs. Chicago Cubs scorecard. Original multi-page scorecard issued for game played at The Polo Grounds with Iron Joe McGinnity and John McGraw pictured on the cover. Neatly scored to reflect a 3-2 Cubs win. Pre-printed lineups list participants incl. Hall of Famers Bresnahan, McGinnity, Chance, Evers, and Tinker. Scattered wear incl. some chipping to corners, small piece of tape on front, a small stain at bottom of the back, and split to bound edge which runs up from bottom to top staple: GD ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 162 1907 Boston Doves vs. Cincinnati Reds scorecard. Original multi-page scorecard issued for game played at the South End Grounds in Boston. Neatly scored in pencil on center page which has pre-printed lineups. Touch of light wear and toning with vertical center fold which has been well pressed out through years of flat storage: VG/EX ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 163 1911 Boston Rustlers vs. Chicago Cubs scorecard. Rare game program as issued for game played at the South End Grounds and done in a highly unusual "Baseball Magazine" format. Light scattered wear to corners/edges along with some isolated loss from the upper glossy surface which occurs along the bound edge. Unscored with a light vertical fold which has been well pressed out through years of flat storage: VG ($300-$500) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 164 Lot of (4) 1910-1916 New York Highlanders and Yankees scorecards. Desirable group of early scorecards issued for games played at Hilltop Park or The Polo Grounds. Includes 1910 partially scored vs. White Sox, 1913 scored vs. Ty Cobb and the Tigers, 1915 scored vs. Joe Jackson and the Indians, and 1916 scored vs. Eddie Plank and the Browns. Very nice overall condition with a touch of light wear being slightly more accentuated in some areas. Each has small pencil notations on front cover relaying game dates/teams/etc: VG-EX ($750-$1,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 165 1907 Boston Americans vs. St. Louis Browns scorecard. Original multi-page scorecard issued for game played in Boston offers striking and colorful front cover graphics. Neatly scored in pencil on pre-printed interior lineups to reflect the June 15th game. Touch of light scattered toning/discoloration and wear with small pencil year notation at upper front corner. Professional restoration includes securing of scorecard pages and bound edge: see description ($400-$600) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 166 1905 Boston Americans vs. Cleveland Naps scorecard. Original multi-page scorecard issued for game played in Boston with Manager Jimmy Collins pictured on the cover. Neatly scored in pencil on center page which has pre-printed lineups. Fine overall condition with a touch of light toning and wear: EX/MT ($500-$750) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 167 Lot of (6) 1912-1925 New York Yankees scorecards. Nice run of programs issued for games played at The Polo Grounds and Yankee Stadium. Includes 1920 scored vs. Browns, 1921 scored vs. Browns, 1922 scored vs. Cleveland (Ruth homerun), 1923 unscored vs. Tigers, 1924 scored vs. Senators, 1925 scored vs. Athletics. Light general handling and age related wear being slightly more accentuated in some cases. Most have small notations on front cover relaying game dates/teams/etc and some have vintage boxscores pinned inside: GD/VG-EX ($500-$750) $999.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 168 1913 and 1914 Boston Red Sox scorecards. Choice pair of original scorecards as issued for games played at Fenway Park. Includes 1913 which has been neatly scored for June 19th game vs. Detroit. Light scattered spotting/discoloration and a touch of wear to front cover which has separated from the interior pages. The 1914 has been neatly scored for both games of September 3rd doubleheader vs. Athletics. Fine overall condition with a touch of light wear: GD and EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 169 Lot of (6) 1913-1923 Boston Braves scorecards. Includes 1913 scored vs. Phillies, 1915 scored vs. Cubs, 1916 scored vs. Giants, 1921 scored vs. Phillies, 1922 unscored vs. Giants, and 1923 unscored vs. Dodgers. Varying degrees of handling and age related wear throughout with the most pronounced condition issues effecting the 1916 scorecard: GD-EX ($400-$600) $567.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 170 1913 Cleveland Naps team panoramic photograph. Printed color tinted panoramic image of the Cleveland team posed in full uniform originally issued as a supplement to the Cleveland "Sunday Ledger". Image measures 8"x20" framed with players identified under their respective photo including Nap Lajoie, Ray Chapman, and Shoeless Joe Jackson. Very clean example showing minimal wear while retaining strong original color: EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 171 Detroit Tigers souvenir pennant c.1915-25. Early full size pennant measures 26" long with individually sewn on team lettering across the front having Tigers insignia at left. Missing lower set of tassels with some minor edge wear to the tip: EX ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 172 Detroit Tigers team photograph c.1907. Fine quality original sepia tone image depicting the 1907 Tigers team posed in full uniform with players including Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, and Hughie Jennings. Photo measures 6 1/2"x9" overall with excellent contrast having one very small edge tear. Back is not marked with some paper residue at the corners from scrapbook removal: EX-EX/MT ($750-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 173 1913 New York Giants team panoramic photograph. Black and white 10"x22" Printed photographic panorama picturing the NL Champion Giants at the Polo Grounds in uniform. Players are identified in the bottom margin incl. Mathewson, Thorpe, McGraw, Marquard, and Merkle. Marked by Pach Bros. photographer at the lower right corner. 10"x22" housed in a period oak frame with gilded leaf decor. Very clean overall condition with minimal age wear free of typically seen edge tears and toning: EX-MT ($1,000-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 174 Significant Ray Chapman incident related archive from the Barry Halper Collection (with 12 Carl Mays autographs). Substantial grouping of material as assembled by the noted collector as relates to the tragic on field death of Chapman resulting from a pitch thrown by Carl Mays. Includes: 1913 Cleveland Indians advertising postcard picturing Chapman and promoting home games vs. Red Sox; (2) different black leather bound Chapman memorial programs with the larger a gilt lettered presentational example (signed on the last page by Cleveland Mayor and Harry Davis as organizer of the memorial committee); appreciation card from Mrs. Chapman et. al. in thanks for a mourner's sympathies; (10) telegrams which were sent from either team to team or a team to Ban Johnson with (8) specifically referencing either the incident or player/team reaction (incl. pieces from Harry Frazee, Ban Johnson, and Jacob Ruppert); (2) Typed letters on American League stationary from Ban Johnson to Jacob Ruppert related to the aftermath of the Chapman incident. One of these is signed by Johnson and includes a telegram which he was forwarding, the other is secreterial signed; Tigers owner Frank Navin signed letter to Ruppert which references a telegram he sent to Manager Hugh Jennings. The included period file copy of the telegram text has choice content related to how he wished his team to react publicly; several additional file/copy letters from the period, some with choice content (one secreterial signed by Ruppert and T.L. Houston); early 1920s 6.5"x8.5" photo of Mays by Charles Conlon with his handwritten notes and "Conlon Photo" signature on back and similar period photo of Cleveland player wearing Chapman memorial armband which is marked "Van Oeyen"; 1921 Mays Exhibits postcard; several pieces related to a 1919 incident in which Mays threw at a fan in Philadelphia who later pressed charges (these incl. secreterial signed letters from both Johnson and Barrow); (3) page handwritten letter dated 1960 which talks at length about a Tigers game played after the Chapman incident and is signed "Carl W. Mays." Content reads in part, "...Cobb walked out to the mound and told me I should be more careful, I had just killed a man..." (accompained by Fred Haney TLS which is related to this letter); (3) additional Mays handwritten and signed letters (one with choice Walter Johnson content) plus a shorter Mays signed note; (2) Mays vintage fountain pen signed "Sporting News" consent forms; (2) Mays signed 8"x10" black and white photographs; Mays signed publication clipping, index card, and 1936 dated Gov't Postcard; and a handful of addtional pieces. Varying degrees of light to moderate wear throughout (slightly more accentuated in some cases), ink signatures rate 7 to 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: GD-EX/MT ($7,500-$10,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 175 Early Edd Roush professional model baseball bat c.1917-21. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with early dash-dot-dash centerbrand has Roush facsimile signature burned into the barrel. It measures 34.75" long and weighs 36.8oz. Well used with ball and contact marks to the barrel which has grain swelling due to repeated contact. A handle crack has been glued down with resulting small chip. There are also a pair of small chips to the knob. A rare early career game bat dating to the period in which Roush collected a pair of batting titles (1917 and 1919) and played on the 1919 Cincinnati Reds Championship team. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 176 Extremely rare Zach Wheat professional model baseball bat c.1921-23. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Wheat facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 34" long and weighs 37.6oz. Strong usage wear can be found throughout the hitting surface which has grain swelling due to repeated contact. A severe handle crack has been repaired with a number of period nails. The bat was returned to the Louisville Slugger factory as a template for future orders and portions of the original mailing label and stamps remain affixed. It was then factory side written in grease pencil and while most of the text has now faded a 1923 date is readily visible. Of considerable rarity, there have been a scant few Wheat game bats to surface and this is the first from the Hall of Famer which we have ever offered. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 177 Wally Schang professional model baseball bat c.1921-31. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball with Schang facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 34.75" long and weighs 35.5oz. Nice usage wear with ball, contact, and cleat marks along with the outline of previously applied handle tape. What appears to be the name "VAN" has been carved into the knob. A (19) year veteran of the American League, Schang is most noted for the many seasons he spent playing alongside Babe Ruth with the Red Sox and Yankees. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,250) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 178 Jimmie Foxx autographed photograph c.1930s. Sepia toned matte finish image by noted photographer George Burke has been signed, "Sincere Wishes to my Friend Eddie, Jimmie Foxx." Period fountain signature rates 8 out of 10. Framed for display (5.75"x8") with a hint of light silvering and no visible wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Photo appears EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 179 Rare c.1940s Ernie Lombardi professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model white ash bat with Lombardi facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 32oz. Model number "M31" is factory stamped in the knob which has some pitting and a chip missing from one side. Strong usage wear evident throughout with ball marks covering the barrel which has some grain swelling due to repeated contact. There is a small section of material missing from the barrel end (not visible when positioned for display). Outlines of tape, which had been applied to aid in grip, can be seen on the handle which a severe crack that was fixed with around (30) small nails. A notably rare bat with this being the first we have offered at auction. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 180 Ernie Lombardi 1938 National League Most Valuable Player presentational silver box. Exceptional quality sterling silver occasional box as presented to Lombardi in recognition of his selection as the MVP of the National League for the 1938 season. NL insignia adorns the top lid along with engraved inscription, "To Ernie Lombardi Cincinnati Reds National League Most Valuable Player 1938". Marked "International Sterling" on the base with a total weight of approximately 14 Troy ounces. Minor general surface wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Lombardi family: EX-MT ($4,000-$6,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 181 Fine Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1930s. Lightly toned Frick NL baseball boldly signed across the sweet spot by Ruth in black fountain pen. Signature rates 8 out of 10 displaying very nicely. The ball itself retains strong league and manufacturer stampings with some minor soiling to a few areas. The ball was originally obtained by a caretaker at Shibe Park in the 1930s and descended within his family. Includes full LOA from JSA and a dated 1999 letter of provenance from the family: Ball: EX, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($10,000-$20,000) $12,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 182 Rare c.1934 Arky Vaughan professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with Vaughn facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 37.4oz. Centerbrand dating would place the bat in the 1934-43 era with 37oz. bats only listed as having shipped to Vaughn in 1934. Usage wear is evident throughout including ball, stitch, and cleat marks and the knob has been restored. Then in his third season with the Pirates, Vaughn made the first of his (9) All-Star Game appearances in 1934 and would claim the National League batting title the following year. A notably rare Hall of Famer game bat with few examples known. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$3,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 183 Rare Lloyd Waner professional model baseball bat c.1926-31. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Waner facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 34" long and weighs 39.6oz. Strong usage wear evident throughout the barrel (which has a crack) including scattered ball and stitch marks. There is a small imperfection in the knob which is mentioned for accuracy and likely results from a small nail being removed. The surface has a touch of light discoloration which may be the result of moisture exposure. Overall an exceptional example for display from this popular Hall of Famer. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions, PSA/DNA, and SCD Authentic ("A6"): EX ($4,000-$6,000) $2,970.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 184 George L. Kelly professional model baseball bat c.1920s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Kelly facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 37oz. Strong evident usage wear includes ball and cleat marks scattered about the barrel. One of the era's premier defensive position players, Kelly set numerous records throughout the 1920s and in the earlier part of the decade played on a pair of Championship teams. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$3,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 185 Lefty O'Doul professional model baseball bat c.1934-43. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with O'Doul facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 34" long and weighs 32.5oz. Outstanding usage wear is evident throughout the hitting surface and there is a handle crack which has been secured. A serious contention for future Hall of Fame Induction, O'Doul is noted as one of most successful Managers in Minor League history and played a vital role in introducing baseball to Japan. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and SCD Authentic (graded "A7.5"): EX ($1,000-$1,500) $653.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 186 Al Simmons professional model baseball bat c.1920s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Simmons facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 36.5" long and weighs 35oz. Light evident usage wear with a repaired handle crack, refinished surface, and a pair of small chips to the knob. A rare bat with attribution to the two time World Series Champion who twice lead the American League in batting. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions, Dave Bushing, and John Taube/J.T. Sports: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $3,630.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 187 Rick Ferrell professional model baseball bat c.1934-40. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Ferrell facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 34" long and weighs 34oz. Mild usage wear is evident throughout with some light grain swelling and a handle crack. The bat is side written in grease pencil to indicate that it was returned to the factory on May 29, 1940 by Lou Finney to be used a reference for future orders. It was, at that time, vault marked with "F49" model number on either end. Ferrell left the Red Sox in 1937 and Finney came in 1939 suggesting that it had likely been an extra left with the team. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 188 Scarce Hack Wilson professional model baseball bat c.1923-31. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Wilson facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35.75" long and weighs 34.8oz. Strong usage wear evident throughout with ball and contact marks to the hitting surface which has a number of other impressions and some discoloration. A large handle crack was repaired in the period with a dozen vintage nails. Despite his small stature, Wilson established himself as one of the premier power hitters of late 1920s and early 30s when he turned in National League leading homerun totals (4) times in a (5) year span. His 1930 season ranks among the more memorable in baseball history as he hit (56) homeruns establishing an N.L. record which stood for over (50) years and (191) RBIs; a Major League record to which no one has come close since Lou Gehrig hit (184) the season after. A picture perfect Wilson gamer with his characteristic thin handle, "Hack Wilson" style knob, and wide barrel of noted rarity with this being one of only a scant few we have offered. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($5,000-$7,500) $10,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 189 1953 National League All-Star Team signed baseball. Spalding W.Giles ONL baseball has been signed by (29) incl. Robinson, Campanella, Hodges, Snider, Roberts, Ashburn, Reese, Herman, Dressen, Slaughter, Mathews, Spahn, Kiner, Musial, Wilhelm, Kluszewski, and others. All are done in period ink rating 7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays mild even toning with a touch of light scattered surface wear. There is a small rust stain near the manufacturers stampings along with a handwritten team/year identifier. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 190 Ralph Kiner professional model baseball bat c.1950-55. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Kiner facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 34.2oz. Model number "G69L" has been factory stamped in the knob. Strong usage wear with ball and contact marks throughout but primarily concentrated on the lower hitting surface. In addition there are numerous cleat and some light rack marks. An exceptional representation from one of the games' premier hitters of the war era. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$3,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 191 Important 1934 Eric McNair Tour of Japan professional model jersey. Gray flannel jersey with red, white, and blue decorative trim has the "All Americans" patch on left front chest and player number "1" on back. On the left sleeve is a "US" patch and on the right, a patriotic shield. Spalding tag appears in the collar beside "D E McNair" embroidered player name. In fine overall condition with expected usage and wash wear, a handful of small moth holes, and some very light scattered staining. To date, the U.S. All-Star Tour of Japan remains one of the more notable and significant events in baseball history. The occurence of the Tour in the midst of the inception of World War II along with the participation of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and other elite star players from the era has created an insatiable demand for related artifacts. To the best of our knowledge, the offered jersey numbers as one of four surviving exemplars (Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jimmie Foxx are the others). A magnificent and rare all original jersey as relates to this watershed moment in baseball's history. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($30,000-$40,000) $27,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 192 Rare c.1950s Larry Doby professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "Doby" block lettered into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 34oz. Model number "G80" has been factory stamped in the knob. Strong usage wear is concentrated on the upper hitting surface which is covered in ball and contact marks. A pioneer player having become the first African American in the American League, Doby excelled on the field earning (7) All-Star selections and helping the Indians to a pair of pennants and a World Series Championship. Exceptional display value with bold and well defined stampings. Only the second Doby bat we have auctioned in over (20) years. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($4,000-$6,000) $3,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 193 Larry Doby attributed Cleveland Indians professional model hat c.1955. Indians hat done in deep blue wool has the team's mascot insignia patch applied at front. "Wilson Professional Cap" manufacturers tag remains on the interior band which is stamped with the size "7 1/4." Size is also marked on the underside which bears "HZ C"production code that suggests manufacture in 1955. A vintage "14" player number notation is written inside. Strong usage wear evident throughout with the hat remaining well preserved overall with the exception of a missing button on top. What is relayed to have been a Doby autograph on underside of the brim has now faded to the point of being illegible/indescernable. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,735.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 194 Al Kaline autographed professional model baseball bat c.1966. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Kaline facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 34.5" long and weighs 32oz. Model number "S2" has been stamped in knob with factory records indicating a sole batch which matches these specifications having been shipped during the 1966 season. Strong evident usage wear with scattered ball and contact marks along with a touch of grain swelling due to repeated contact. A large handle crack has been fixed with several small nails and most of these, along with some other small imperfections, are now discreetly covered with wood filler. Signed "Al Kaline" in marker rating 7 out of 10. Kaline posted impressive numbers in 1966 hitting (29) homeruns and earning his 9th Gold Glove and 12th All-Star appearance. Includes auction LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 195 Al Kaline attributed Detroit Tigers professional model hat c.1965. Classic blue hat has the Tigers embroidered gothic style "D" logo on the front. A "Tim McAuliffe" label remains on interior band which has "KM Pro Cap" and size "7" stampings. Player number "6" is written under the brim in vintage black marker. Exceptionally well preserved with evident usage wear throughout. An included signed letter of provenance relays that it was obtained by a long time collector from Tigers team President John F. Fetzer in August of 1965. A relatively obscure style, Kaline can be seen wearing this version of the team's logo on his 1966 Topps baseball card. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and aforementioned letter of provenance: EX ($3,000-$5,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 196 Lou Boudreau "my game used bat" autographed c.1943-49 professional model bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Boudreau facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 36" long and weighs 35.5oz. Model number "S2" has been factory stamped in the knob. Strong evident usage wear with ball and racks marks scattered throughout and some grain swelling due to repeated contact. An outstanding example dating to the period in which he was earned a batting title, numerous All-Star Game appearances, and the 1948 American League MVP award; the same season in which he lead the Cleveland Indians to a World Series Championship. Of noted rarity with few known examples. Includes auction LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($4,000-$6,000) $3,080.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 197 Moose Skowron professional model baseball bat c.1964. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Skowron facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 36" long and weighs 35oz. Model number R43 has been factory stamped in the knob which has vintage "3" marker notation (as worn by Moose with Washington in 1964). Strong evident useage wear with ball and stitch marks along with a coat of vintage pine tar on the handle. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and SCD Authentic (graded "A7.5"): EX ($400-$600) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 198 Carl Furillo professional model baseball bat c.1950s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Furillo facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 34oz. Model number "U1" is stamped in the knob which has "6" written on in vintage black marker. Outstanding usage wear evident throughout with ball, cleat, and rack marks covering the barrel which has grain swelling due to repeated contact. Vintage tape and pine tar remain in place on the handle which has a substantial crack secured in placed by several period nails. Ideal display qualities from this noted regional star. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and SCD Authentic (Kinunen/Bushing, "A6.5"): EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 199 Outstanding Eddie Mathews c.1950s professional model glove with handwritten Mathews letter of provenance. Rawlings Bob Dillinger model "BD" right handed fielder's glove has a vintage "41" written on the wrist strap alongside the manufacturer's label. Strong usage wear is evident throughout along with some general age wear. The lacing at tips of fingers has split with some resulting loss of material (this effecting only the leather lace, not the glove itself). It has been signed along the interior middle finger in marker now rating 7 out of 10. Exceedingly well documented having been given in the period to a Braves substitute bat boy whose father owned "Roy Jackson's House of Hits", an establishment in Milwaukee which was frequented by Braves players. The boy, Jim Jackson, can be seen in an accompanying photo (modern printout) in his Braves uniform alongside Mathews and Hank Aaron. A signed letter of provenance from Jackson relays that Mathews handed him the glove at a 1962 function and an additional handwritten note reads, "This was the glove I used, Eddie Mathews." A rare opportunity with such exceptionally well documented pieces seldom coming to market. Includes full LOA from JSA, Kinunen/Bushing signed SCD Authentic LOA, above mentioned letter of provenance/picture/Mathews note, and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($10,000-$15,000) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 200 Eddie Mathews professional model baseball bat c.1965-68. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Mathews facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 32oz. Model number "S2" is factory stamped in the knob which has a vintage "41" black marker notation. Usage wear evident throughout with scattered ball, contact, and rack marks. There is some additional wear and surface/finish loss at barrel end. A nice example from twilight of Mathew's stellar Hall of Fame career. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,500-$4,500) $2,600.00
 
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