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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 201 Red Schoendienst professional model baseball bat c.1950s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Schoendienst facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 34" long and weighs 34.4oz. Model number "D29" is factory stamped in the knob. Nice evident usage wear with ball and contact marks throughout the barrel. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,250) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 202 UPDATED DESCRIPTION: 1959 Bobby Shantz Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Classic trophy features a wood base with brass placard applied at front that reads "1959 P - Bobby Shantz, The Sporting News American League All-Star Fielding Team". Mounted above are a metal figural baseball which is impressed with the year "1959" and a Rawlings brand baseball glove which has been finished in a light gold wash. The upright back bears affixed metal plate which is decorated to resemble a baseball diamond and is lettered "Rawlings Gold Glove Award." Fine overall condition with some natural age related wear. A highly prestigious honor as presented annually to the premier position players in each League with this being one of eight awarded to Shantz. NOTE- The leather glove is an original vintage GOLD GLOVE. It appears to be from one of Shantz's GOLD GLOVE AWARDS. Based on period photographic comparison (see catalogue detail photo) it likely originated from one of Shantz's other 7 gold glove awards. We are confident that this is an original leather GOLD GLOVE but wanted to note this update for accuracy: EX/MT ($7,500-$12,500) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 203 Significant 1967 Orlando Cepeda National League Most Valuable Player Award. Important original award as presented to Cepeda for his efforts in leading the Cardinals to a World Series Championship. Measuring 16" across, it has an octagonal sterling silver placard affixed at front with 10K gold appointments to include bust of K.M. Landis positioned below the second base position of a baseball diamond. "Orlando Cepeda" engraved 10K gold nameplate below "Most Valuable Player National League" titling, "St. Louis Cardinals" team name, and a crossed bats/baseball applique which notes year, "1967." Marked, "Dieges & Clust Sterling" at lower front and their original tag remains in place on the back. Silver placard surface exhibits minimal wear with some typical surface scratching to the black painted wooden plaque front. Reverse of the wooden plaque has a secondary coat of vintage black paint. One of the more popular Cardinals players who played an integral role in their championship teams of the late 1960s period. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-EX/MT ($50,000-$75,000) $47,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 204 Fine Brooks Robinson professional model glove with handwritten "my game glove" letter of provenance c.1960s. Rawlings "SM6" "Stan Musial Personal Model" left handed fielder's glove has "Brooks 9" written on the outside in faded vintage black marker. An additional "Snyder" notation likely relates to teammate Russ Snyder with whom he played from 1961-67 and according to family history was presented to Snyder by Robinson for a period of additional use. Well preserved with outstanding usage wear evident throughout. An included handwritten and signed note on lined paper reads, "To Whom It May Concern, This is to certify that this is my game glove, Brooks Robinson." A fixture in the Baltimore Orioles lineup for more than (2) decades, Robinson remains among the more accomplished fielders in baseball history having won (16) consectuive Gold Glove Awards. An exceptional and well documented example with rare first hand player provenance. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and additional letter of provenance from a former Orioles team employee from whose collection the glove originated: EX ($7,500-$15,000) $13,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 205 Lou Brock autographed professional model baseball bat c.1979. Louisville Slugger 125 model M110 bat with Brock facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 34.5" long and weighs 31oz. Uniform number "20" has been written on the knob in vintage black marker. Strong usage wear evident throughout with contact marks covering the hitting surface. There is a faint coat of pine tar on the handle and numerous rack streaks. Signed in black marker rating 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 206 1973 Oakland Athletics full sized World Series trophy as presented to select players and front office members. Rare period original trophy stands a full (2) feet tall and measures 13" across. A metal band which encircles the base is lettered, "Oakland A's 1973 World Champions" across the front and has team member names impressed throughout the balance. Set on the base are a green metal placard inscribed with game scores, a pair of press pins, and a figural metal baseball with the year "1973" on front sits within a brass band that supports a decorative crown. Ringing the perimeter are a series of uprights which hold a flag representing each team in either League. A touch of light wear effects the top surface of the base and there is some flaking to the figural baseball. A few flags have scattered imperfections and it is possible that a handful are replacements. A visually imposing and instantly recognizable display piece: EX-EX/MT ($20,000-$40,000) $16,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 207 Significant June 30, 1970 Riverfront Stadium "First Pitch" attributed baseball. Spalding C.Feeney Official National League baseball has been hand lettered on the side panel, "June 30, 1970, First Pitch From The 1st Game at Riverfront Stadium." An accompanying letter of provenance relays that, "After the first pitch was thrown...the home plate Umpire gave this ball to the umpires room attendant...the next day the ball was given to me..." The Reds moved into their new home part-way throughout the 1970 season and faced Hank Aaron and Atlanta Braves in the opening game. The venue would play host to the All-Star Game that same year along with a pair of World Series games. One of the more significant game attributed baseballs as related to the famed "Big Red Machine" to have surfaced: EX ($5,000-$7,500) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 208 Pedro Borbon Cincinnati Reds professional model road jersey c.1974-75. Road gray jersey has "Cincinnati" team name lettered across the front with number "34" below. The number also appears on back below the name "Borbon" which has been restored (nameplate outline visible below). A Wilson manufacturers tag on inside tail notes size, "44." Strong usage and wash wear evident throughout. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and SCD Authentic (Kinunen): EX ($300-$500) $813.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 209 1979 Dave Concepcion Cincinnati Reds professional model home jersey. White knit jersey has the Reds team logo on left front chest and number "13" on right. Number also appears on back below the name, "Concepcion." Rawlings tag on the inside tail notes size "40" and has an adjacent "Set 1 1979" flag tag. A vintage black marker "1" notation has also been handwritten onto the tag. A choice example with strong usage and wash wear evident throughout. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 210 Superb 1975 Joe Morgan MVP and Cincinnati Reds Championship season professional model road jersey with "580 Gift Shop" provenance. Road gray jersey with "Cincinnati" team name lettered across the front has player number "8" below. Number also appears on back below the name, "Morgan." A Wilson manufacturers tag inside notes size, "40." In fine overall condition with evident usage and wash wear. The jersey was purchased in May of 1976 from the Reds "580 Gift Shop" and includes a copy of the receipt and the original team issued certificate. An outstanding and uncommonly well documented example dating to a key season in which Morgan won his first (of 2 consecutive) MVP Award and a World Series Championship with the fabled Big Red Machine. Includes above reference receipt/COA and LOAs from Hunt Auctions and SCD Authentic (Kinunen/Bushing): EX ($7,500-$12,500) $11,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 211 Joe Morgan professional model baseball bat c.1977-79. Louisville Slugger 125 model M253 bat with Morgan facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 34.5" long and weighs 29.8oz. The number "8" is written on either end in black marker and the knob has some additional markings. Exceptional usage wear with deeply impressed ball and contact marks scattered throughout the barrel along with a number of red rack streaks. There is a nice coat of pine tar on the handle which has a severe crack that extends to the centerbrand. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 212 Tony Perez professional model baseball bat c.1974-75. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Perez facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35.5" long and weighs 34.6oz. Model number "R43" has been factory stamped in the knob. Light evident usage wear with some ball/stitch marks visible on the barrel along with a few scattered rack marks. A light coat of pine tar remains on lower handle with some additional residue just above. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,250) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 213 Rod Carew autographed professional model glove. Wilson model "A2800" left handed baseman's mitt with vintage "RC-29" black marker notation on the outside dates to the late 1970s or early 80s. Well broken in with nice usage wear evident throughout, it has been signed in black marker, "Rod Carew", rating 8 out of 10. One of history's most consistent hitters, Rod Carew was a mainstay in the American League from 1967 to 1985 collecting (7) batting titles and (18) consecutive All-Star Game appearances. Includes auction LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 214 Dave Winfield autographed professional model baseball glove c.1970s MacGregor "Custom Pro" model "PXCFP" left handed fielder's glove has "#31" written on the outside in vintage black marker. An additional faint notation on the wrist strap has largely faded but appears to read "KSD" or "K5D." Strong usage wear is evident throughout and the glove has been signed "Dave Winfield" in black marker rating 8 out of 10. An included typewritten and signed letter of provenance relays that the glove was obtained from Winfield in mid-1970s by a member of the "Dave Winfield Foundation." An outstanding early career example and the first we have offered. Includes auction LOA from JSA, LOA from Hunt Auctions, and letter of provenance: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 215 Bucky Dent autographed professional model baseball bat c.1977-79. Louisville Slugger 125 model MC44 bat with Dent facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 35.4oz. Vintage marker "20" player number notation is written on the knob. Outstanding usage wear evident throughout with ball and contact marks primarily concentrated on the upper hitting surface.In addition there is slight grain separation due to repeated contact and some rack marks/streaks. Original criss-crossed handle tape and pine tar applied to aid in grip remain in place on the handle. Signed in marker rating 7/8-8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 216 Fergie Jenkins autographed professional model baseball bat c.1980-83. Louisville Slugger 125 model D143 with Jenkins facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 34" long and weighs 35.4oz. Player number "31" and the model number have been written on the knob in vintage marker. Outstanding usage wear with ball and contact marks throughout the barrel along with a few scattered rack marks. Vintage tape applied to the handle remains in place along with a coat of pine tar. A faint marker signature on the barrel appears to be dated 1991. An exceptional example dating from the twilight of his Hall of Fame career. Includes auction LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,250) $1,320.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 217 1983 Ozzie Smith professional model baseball bat. Adirondack Big Stick bat with Smith's name block lettered into the barrel measures 33" long and weighs 30oz. Model number "155 S" is factory stamped in the knob along with production and year codes. Jersey number "1" is written on either end in vintage black marker. Exceptional usage wear can be found throughout with ball, contact, and rack marks along with a touch of grain swelling and a nice coat of pine tar. There have been some repairs and refinishing to reverse of the barrel which have no effect on display value. Fine example dating the heart of his Hall of Fame career. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 218 1998 Sammy Sosa professional model baseball bat plus attributed wristbands. Rawlings Big Stick bat with "Sammy Sosa Cubs" block lettered into the barrel measures 34.5" long and weighs 31.6oz. Model number "170 B" has been factory stamped in the knob along with production and year codes. Evident usage wear includes scattered ball/contact and rack marks and the handle has been wraped for grip. An included pair of Nike brand wristbands each have a a vintage "21" marker notation and show nice use. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 219 Fine 1971 Billy Williams autographed Chicago Cubs professional model road jersey. Gray flannel jersey has "Chicago" team name lettered across the front with number "26" below. The number also appears on back and a team logo patch is on left sleeve. An embroidered strip tag in the collar reading "26-1971- Set 2-40" denotes player number, year, set number, and size. Size is further relayed on the Wilson tag which is on front tail. A faint outline of the year can be seen below with the chainstitch removed. Signed in black marker "Billy Williams" rating 8 out of 10 with additional errant mark below. The 1961 National League Rookie of The Year, Williams spent over a decade playing baseball in Chicago and is one the Cubs All-Time Greats. The team formally retired his number in 1987, the same year he was inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame. Includes full LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($10,000-$20,000) $16,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 220 1982 St. Louis Cardinals World Series replica trophy. Original figural trophy fashioned after the original which was presented to the World Champion Cardinals team. High quality figural piece stands 11" tall with brass team name pennants encircling a brass upright circle which supports a crown finial. Cardinals and Brewers enameled World Series press pin facades adorn the base. A brass band wrapped around it reads "St. Louis Cardinals World Champions 1982" in block lettering. Original "Balfour" label is on the underside. Desirable and highly visual piece as relates to the famed Cardinals team displays a touch of light/mild age related tarnish: EX-EX/MT ($4,000-$6,000) $2,852.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 221 Paul O'Neill autographed professional model baseball bat c.1993-97. Louisville Slugger 125 model C243 bat with O'Neill facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 36.6oz. Player number "21" is written on either end in vintage black marker. Evident usage wear includes several ball contact and rack marks. O'Neill's characteristic criss-crossed handle tape remains in place along with a light coat of pine tar. Signed in black marker rating 8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $396.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 222 1988 Mark McGwire professional model baseball bat. Rawlings Adirondack Pro Ring bat with McGwire's name block lettered into the barrel measures 34" long and weighs 32oz. Model number "466S" has been factory stamped in the knob along with production and year ("8") codes. Number "25" is written on either end in vintage black marker. Light wear throughout including rack streaks and faint pine tar. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 222a Wade Boggs autographed professional model baseball bat c.1985. Rawlings Adirondack P302 bat with Boggs’ name block lettered into the barrel measures 34.5” long. Model number “288RJ” has been stamped in the knob along with year “5” and production code. A vintage “26” player number is written on the knob in fading black marker. Light evident usage wear with a light coat of pine tar on the handle. Signed in silver marker and date “85” rating 7 out of 10 (minor streak of wear runs through autograph). Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 223 Ty Cobb decal baseball bat c.1910-15. Louisville Slugger model 40TCJ indicative of Ty Cobb Junior model measuring 31 1/2" in length displaying a fine original colordecorative decal of Cobb on its barrel end. Decal presents in unrestored original condition remaining approx. 90% intact having only a few minor flakes/chips. The bat presents in its original dark blond finish with light overall use: EX-EX/MT overall ($1,000-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 224 Superlative condition grade Frank "Home Run" Baker decal baseball bat c.1910-15. Full size Louisville Slugger model bat measures 34" long retaining notably bold center brand stampings free of defect. Full color horizontal decal picturing Frank Baker presents on the barrel end remaining in nearly pristine original condition. The decal exhibits rich original color with only a few tiny surface flakes noted as its lone condition flaw. Without question one of the finest condition grade examples we have encountered: NM ($3,000-$5,000) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 225 Tris Speaker store model baseball bat c.1921-30. Louisville Slugger model 40TS full size bat of excellent quality measures 35" long with Tris Speaker facsimile signature stamping on barrel end. The center brand and facsimile signature areas appear to have some darker color added some time ago for display purposes: VG-EX ($200-$400) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 226 Chief Bender autographed photograph. Printed team issue photograph measuring 7"x10" depicting Bender as a coach in Philadelphia Athletics uniform signed boldly across the front in blue fountain pen with date of 1953. Signature rates 8 out of 10. The photo remains very clean with some very minor surface wrinkling at the perimeter. Very uncommon Hall of Fame member signed image. Includes full LOA from JSA and LOA from Kevin Keating: Photo: EX-MT, Signature: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 227 Fred Clarke autographed photograph. Printed photographic image taken from Who's Who in Baseball signed by Clarke at the bottom in black fountain pen. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Babe Adams has signed the verso which was his image in the book. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 228 Larry Lajoie autographed photograph. Printed photographic black and white image 5"x8" portrait image of Lajoie signed in black ink at bottom along with "11-9-53" dating also in his hand. Signature rates 8 out of 10. The image itself is partially adhered to acid free board with a light horizontal wrinkle across the front. Includes full LOA from JSA: Photo: VG-EX, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 229 Honus Wagner autograph in framed display. Vintage fountain pen "Honus Wagner" signature rates 8 out of 10 and appears to have been done on a Government Postcard. Card displays mild toning and looks to have some collector notations partially visible at upper corners. Framed to 20"x24" with a limited edition modern print marked "Burke Collection" Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 230 Clark Griffith signed black and white Hall of Fame postcard. Bold blue ink "Clark Griffith" signature rating 8/9 out of 10 appears within the top border of an Albertype postcard. Card has been slightly trimmed at edges with some corner wear and a few minute pinholes at extreme corners. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Postcard see description ($1,000-$2,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 231 Fine Cy Young autographed photograph by George Burke. Sepia tone 4"x6" image depicting Young in classic pitching pose signed across in the front in black fountain pen across the front. Signature presents beautifully rating 8/9 out of 10. Geo. Burke photographer's stamping found on the reverse. One of the finest Cy Young signed images we have offered. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($2,000-$4,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 232 Cy Young autographed baseball c.1940-50s. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "Cy Young." Vintage ink signature rates 7 out of 10. Ball displays light to mild even toning with a few spots of slightly more pronounced discoloration. Abrasions and scuffing on one panel suggest that an additional signature or handwriting were possibly removed. Nice example for display which gives the appearance of a far more valuable single-signed baseball. Includes original box (missing one side) and full LOA from JSA: Sig. EX, Ball see description ($1,000-$3,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 233 Fine Ty Cobb single signed baseball. Lightly toned "Pittsburgh Sport Shop" model baseball signed on a side panel by Ty Cobb in blue fountain pen. Signature rates 8 out of 10 presenting very nicely on the clean unused baseball. Outstanding specimen which has remained within a private collection since 2000 when it was originally sourced from the family of the original recipient. Includes full LOA from JSA and a copy of full LOA from PSA/DNA (dated 2000) ($7,500-$10,000) $6,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 234 Rare 1912 Boston Red Sox souvenir pennant. Diminuitive 16" long pennant issued for the Red Sox 1912 World Championship season of a three piece construction retaining its original tassels. Applied red lettering along with two red "socks" present nicely across the front having only one tiny moth hole to one of the red socks. Hyphen between "Sox" and "1912" is a period replacement of the original. Strong overall condition with excellent color: EX ($3,000-$4,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 235 Babe Ruth autographed photograph. Sepia tone 3 1/2"x5 1/2" photographic card signed at the top margin by Ruth in blue ink. Signature rates 8 out of 10 contrasting nicely against the cream color background. The lot is accompanied by a copy of an original 1999 NY Times article referencing the original recipient of the Ruth signed photo. Includes full LOA from JSA and LOA from Kevin Keating: NM ($2,500-$3,500) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 236 Babe Ruth autographed baseball c.1930. Toned and clear coated baseball with red and blue stitching that appears to be an official AL ball although stampings are unclear. Black fountain pen signature displays on a side panel rating 6 out of 10. The "R" and "h" in Ruth each appear to have a very small portion of period enhancement or ink "pooling" quite likely by Ruth in either case. Date of June 20, 1930 written underneath in different hand. Hank Aaron has signed an adjacent side panel with date of "5/29/1974" written in another hand. Aaron signature rates 6 out of 10. The baseball was interestingly originally acquired by the father of former Major League pitcher Kent Tekulve. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Kent Tekulve: Ball: VG, Signatures: VG/EX-EX ($3,000-$4,000) $2,475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 237 1946 Babe Ruth twice autographed personal check. February 10, 1946 dated check drawn on his own account and made payable to "Cash" has been signed "G.H. Ruth" on both the front and back. Fountain pen handwriting and signatures rate 8 out of 10. Check displays the typical bank cancellations and light general handling wear. The first double signed example we have offered in some time. Includes full LOA from JSA: Sigs. NM, Check EX-EX/MT ($4,000-$6,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 238 Fine Babe Ruth professional model baseball bat with provenance to the Hanna Bat Company c.1928-31. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35 _+ long and weighs 35.6 ounces showing evident use including ball marks and stitching impressions. There is a period numeral -5+ stamped on the knob end which was in reference to the model number assigned to Ruth by the Hanna Bat Co. The offered bat possesses a wonderful history linked to one of Babe Ruth+s personal visits to the Athens, GA factory of the Hanna Manufacturing Co. Hanna began in 1911 with the manufacture of farm tools and various other implements which expanded into children+s toys and eventually baseball bats during the 1920s. Along with other Major League players such as Luke Appling and GA resident Johnny Mize, Babe Ruth visited the Hanna factory with interest in having them produce a professional model bat for his use. This interest from Major League players sparked a marked response from the Hillerich & Bradsby Co. who were the primary manufacturer of professional model bats. This was clearly evident in the 1933 lawsuit between the two companies citing testimony from Lou Gehrig who also experimented with Hanna model bats. Upon one such visit to the Hanna factory Babe Ruth presented the offered bat to Mell Bond who was the foreman of the plant. Ruth remarked to Mr. Bond, -Make me some bats like this one.+ Bond, of course, obliged utilizing the offered Louisville Slugger bat as a model for the Babe Ruth Hanna -Batrite+ professional model bat as evidenced by the has markings found in pencil throughout the bat. These markings are commonly seen on similar bats of the period and were utilized in the process of replication for new production bats. The bat has descended within the family of Mell Bond and until its recent discovery has not been previously displayed nor offered to the public. Professional model game bats with direct lineage to their original receipt from Babe Ruth are exceedingly rare with special note to its corroborated history to the Hanna Manufacturing Company. Superb period Ruth game bat with extensive provenance. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA (Graded GU 7.5) , LOA from Hunt Auctions, and letter of provenance from the Bond family: EX ($50,000-$100,000) $35,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 239 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig New York Yankees autographed baseball c.1930s. Lightly toned and clear coated baseball which appears to be Heydler NL ball signed by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Lefty Gomez, Bill Dickey (twice), Joe Sewell, Johnny Murphy, and Frank Frisch (St. Louis Cardinals). Signature strength is particularly strong ranging from 7-9 out of 10. Ruth presents beautifully across the sweet spot rating 9 to 9/10 out of 10 with Gehrig positioned across the opposite sweet spot rating 8/9 out of 10. The ball is being offered for the first time publicly by the family of the original recipient. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM/MT ($10,000-$15,000) $14,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 240 Rare June 13, 1948 Babe Ruth Final Appearance at Yankee Stadium ticket stub, program and related ephemera. Original single owner archive of materials with relation to the June 13, 1948 game played between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. Significantly on that date Babe Ruth made his final appearance at Yankee Stadium acknowledging the Yankee faithful while leaning on a baseball bat for support due to his failing health. The lot includes: Original ticket stub remaining in fine overall condition with some minor surface undulation: EX; Original game program with period hand written notations denoting date, lineups, and game related notes written on front cover and interior scoring page: VG-EX; Yank newsletter as inserted into the program: EX; and orignal handwritten letter dated 5/12/1948 with content referencing the very game and the offered ticket which includes the original NY Yankees mailing envelope in which the tickets were sent: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 241 1948 "The Babe Ruth Story" autographed hard cover book (First Edition). Classic 1948 first edition volume chronicling Ruth's life in baseball having been signed on the interior title page by Ruth in black fountain pen. Signature remains in nearly pristine original condition rating 9/10-10 out of 10. The book itself has scattered use and handling wear with the spine covering partially loose from its adhesion. Offered for the first time publicly by the family of the original recipient. Includes full LOA from JSA: Book: GD-VG, Signature: NM/MT-MT ($3,000-$5,000) $4,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 242 Fine 1934 New York Yankees team autographed baseball. Spalding "Babe Ruth Home Run Special" baseball with light clear coat and light/moderate toning having been signed by (23) players to include Babe Ruth, Tony Lazzeri, Red Rolfe, Lefty Gomez, Frank Crosetti, Red Ruffing, and Joe Sewell. Sigs range from 6-8 out of 10 with Ruth displaying beautifully across the sweet spot rating 8 out of 10. Lou Gehrig is found on a side panel and has been secretarial signed. Includes full LOAs from PSA and JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($7,500-$10,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 243 Herb Pennock autographed photograph. Black and white 5"x7" image picturing Pennock seated at a desk signed in blue fountain pen, "Kind Regards Herb Pennock 7/6/45". Signature rates 8 out of 10. The lot includes an additional vintage sepia tone 5"x7" photo showing Pennock in New York Yankees uniform. Stamped by Underwood photography on the reverse. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $195.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 244 Ki Ki Cuyler autographed photograph by George Burke. Sepia tone 3 1/2"x5 1/2" image of Cubs Hall of Famer Kiki Cuyler signed in black fountain pen, "To My Cousin D.E. Church with every good wish Sincerely "Ki Ki" Culer". Signature rates 8 out of 10. Reverse of the photo is stamped by Geo. Burke photographer. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 245 1932 John McGraw endorsed check. Counter check made payable to "Cash" has been endorsed on the back, "John J. McGraw." Fountain pen signature rates 7/8 out of 10 running very slightly off one edge. The check appears to have been cancelled in Cuba with several indicative stampings and a block of (4) 5-cent Cuban below the autograph (through which there is punch cancellation). Touch of other light handling and age related wear. Includes full LOA from JSA: Check EX, Sig. EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 246 John McGraw autographed photograph c.1932. Satin finish sepia toned 5"x8" photo has been signed "J.J. McGraw" just above his likeness. Vintage fountain pen signature rates 6/7-7 out of 10 and the image shows a touch of light toning. Displayed alongside an original 1932 dated banquet menu, noting McGraw as honorary guest, within a period frame (just under 9"x11"). Includes full LOA from JSA: EX ($1,500-$2,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 247 Lou Gehrig store model baseball bat c.1930s. Louisville Slugger 36" model 40 LG bat has Gehrig facsimile signature burned into the barrel. Fine display qualities with bold and well defined stampings. Evident usage wear with a professional restored handle crack and refinished surface: EX ($200-$400) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 248 1927 New York Yankees partial team signed baseball. Red and blue stitched Reach B.Johnson Official American League baseball bears a side panel notation done in the period which reads, "New York Yankees 1927." It has been signed by (17) incl. Babe Ruth, Earle Combs, Joe Giard, Charles O'Leary, Ben Paschal, Mike Gazella, Mark Koenig, Doc Woods, Walter Beall, Bob Meusel, Joe Dugan, Ray Morehart, George Pipgras, Cedric Durst and noted umpire Clarence Rowland. In addition, players Eddie Phillips and George "Kiddo" Davis have also signed whom were only with the team in Spring Training and serve to confirm the dating. All are done in period fountain pen rating an avg. 7 out of 10 with a few lesser. Ball has toned and has scattered areas of surface wear. A suitable example of this exceptionally desirable and historic team. Includes LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($5,000-$7,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 249 Rare Harry Gowdy single signed baseball. Red and blue stitched Wilson "American League Ball" signed by Gowdy across the sweet spot in blue fountain pen along with a date of 1926. Signature presents very nicely rating 7/8 out of 10. The ball itself shows light general toning with a few small areas of spotting to the sweet spot (manufacturer's stamp) and under the autograph itself. Gowdy was a long tenured baseball catcher of the dead ball era into the 1930s most notably for the "Miracle Braves" of 1914. The offered baseball is the first of its type we have encountered. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signature: EX-MT ($500-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 250 Babe Ruth autographed store model baseball bat c.1930s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Ruth facsimile signature burned into the barrel has been signed on the barrel, "Babe Ruth." First name of the fountain pen signature rates approx. 6-6/7 out of 10 and is readily defined. The last name has largely faded from view beyond the "R." Bat itself displays light to moderate surface wear and there is a vintage metal eyelet screwed into the knob which has factory applied "35" inch marking. Includes full LOA from JSA: Bat: EX, Signature: Range GD-EX ($3,000-$5,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 251 Scarce Stanley "Bucky" Harris single signed baseball. Reach American League baseball c.1920s signed across the sweet spot in blue fountain pen by Hall of Fame Washington Senators player and manager Stanley "Bucky" Harris. Signature rates 6/7 out of 10 with a bit of fading towards the ending in Harris. Ball itself exhibits light even toming with strong manufacturer's stampings. Harris was a central figure within the powerful Washington Senators teams of the 1920-30s era earning election to the Hall of Fame in 1975. Extremely rare Hall of Fame single signed ball as Harris died in 1977 just two years after his election. One of two playing career examples that we have encountered. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signature: VG/EX-EX ($2,000-$4,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 252 Mule Haas professional model baseball bat c.1920s. Spalding bat with "Hand Turned" ball and diamond centerbrand and "Haas" name block lettered into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 37.6oz. Mild scattered usage wear visible on refinished surface and a severe crack has been repaired with nails and some glue. A rare example from this key member of (2) Athletics Championship teams. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 253 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates team composite premium. Original 5"x5" premium as done in the period and showing a composite of Pirates Championship team members. Advertising on the back promotes both the World Series and a showing of Phantom of the Opera. Light toning and mild wear: VG/EX ($300-$500) $261.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 254 1924 Pittsburgh Pirates team signed baseball. Spalding J.Heydler Official National League baseball has been signed by (24) incl. Kiki Cuyler, Bill MCKechnie, Pie Traynor, Rabbit Maranville, Wilbur Cooper, Babe Adams, and others. Period fountain pen signatures rate 6/7 to 7/8 out of 10 and the ball displays mild even toning with bold and well defined stampings. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 255 Late 1930s autograph album with (170+) signatures incl. Lou Gehrig. String bound album as filled in the period by an enterprising collector features an impressive assortment of baseball player signatures. Notables incl. Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Joe Cronin, Red Ruffing, Moe Berg, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Cochrane, Bob Feller (twice), Eddie Collins, Ernie Lombardi, and Chuck Klein. Nearly all are done in pencil, with a few fountain pen, and generally rate 7 to 8 out of 10. With the exception of Gehrig and DiMaggio (whom appear alone on single signed pages), players are mostly on sheet with teammates. There are (6) cut signatures which have been glued in. An impressive and ready made collection. Includes full LOA from JSA and additional COA: Overall EX ($3,000-$5,000) $2,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 256 1937 Lou Gehrig autographed postcard. Bold pencil signature reading "Best Wishes Jimmy, Lou Gehrig" appears on postcard which has also been addressed in his hand. Signature rates 9-9/10 out of 10. Postmarked September 2, 1937, the same date on which the Yankees played the Indians in Cleveland. Framed for display with black and white image to measure 20.5"x21.5" overall. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($3,000-$5,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 257 Vintage baseball autograph album with (40+) signatures incl. Hall of Famers c.1930-40s Period faux leather bound album contains an interesting mix of former player autographs. Notables incl. Paul Waner, Heine Manush, Virgil Trucks, Happy Chandler, Goose Goslin, Dizzy Dean, Carl Hubbell, and others. All are done in ink rating 7/8-8 out of 10 with a handful personalized. Mild age and handling wear with a section of pages removed from the back. Includes auction LOA from JSA and additional COA: Overall EX ($400-$600) $396.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 258 Late 1920s Billy Evans handwritten and signed opinion statement. Fine content statement as handwritten by the Hall of Fame Umpire has been signed "Billy Evans" at the close. Text reads in part, "The real angle involved in the play to my way of thinking is purely one of sportsmanship. While one team can lay claim to a technical forfeit...it is my thought when the beaten team agreed to the the original lineup, it really forfeited that right..." All is done in pencil rating 7 to 7/8 out of 10. Likely done in response to an Athletics team protest/inquiry, it appears on the back of a sheet of team stationary (this bears a secreterially signed 1927 dated Connie Mack letter). Fold lines and a touch of other mild wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 259 Rare 1945 Tom Connolly handwritten letter with related Connie Mack letter. March 1, 1945 handwritten letter has been signed, "Respectfully yours, Thomas H. Connolly." Content reads in part, "Right now Mr. Harridge has thirteen man on his staff and it looks like he is well fortified for some time. However, I will keep the men in mind you have suggested." The staff to which he is referring is the American League Umpiring crew over which he was then serving as Supervisor. An included Connie Mack handwritten letter (signed "Con") to the same recipient reads in part, "In regards to Joe Papparello there is not much that I can do. As Tommy Conelly (sic.) feels that I should not recommend any more Umpires to the League..." Fountain pen handwriting and signatures rate 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Each piece has typical fold lines from mailing and some additional wear which is slightly more pronounced on the Connolly piece which also has a portion of scrapbook page attached at upper back. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Handwriting/sigs. NM, Letters VG-EX ($1,000-$1,500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 260 1927 Connie Mack handwritten letter. Two page letter dated August 18, 1927 and written on hotel stationery has been signed "Connie." Baseball related content throughout includes mention of numerous players. Period fountain pen handwriting and signature rate 8-8/9 out of 10. Light fold lines from mailing with some additional mild scattered wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Handwriting/sig. NM, Letter ED ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 261 1946 Chief Bender handwritten letter. June 28, 1946 dated handwritten two page letter on hotel stationery has been signed, "Sincerely yours, Chief Bender." Content reads in part, "Our Savannah team went into a bad slump two weeks ago and haven't come out of it yet. The pitching satff blew up and the batting fell off...May get some help from Mr. Mack shortly. We need it as this league is real class A..." All is done in fountain pen rating 8/9 out of 10. Light fold lines from mailing with several staple holes along top edge. First page has a small image of Bender attached, second has small section of scrapbook page attached to lower back. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Handwriting/sig. NM, Letter EX ($1,000-$1,500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 262 Lot of (2) 1940s Connie Mack handwritten letters. Pair of handwritten letters, each signed "Con" with baseball related content throughout. Includes March 1941 dated two page letter which includes a lengthy rundown on the performance of his players with mention of nearly all. August 1943 dated letter which details his thoughts on several players and his team in general. Light folding lines and some mild additional general wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Handwriting/sigs NM, Letters EX ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 263 Remarkable collection of (50+) Connie Mack signed letters (nearly all handwritten) with related scrapbook and additional material. Significant and intact archive of correspondence from Connie Mack as sent to and saved by scout Jack Murphy offers a fascinating glimpse into their personal and professional relationships. In total, there are over (50) authentically signed letters from Mack with the bulk of these being handwritten and some more than (1) page long. These cover a wide range of topics with relation to their personal interactions, working life, and other general topics (scattered throughout are mentions of Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, other notable players, the Athletics team in general, players being scouted, etc). The majority of pieces are housed within a large scrapbook however there are (14) handwritten letters and several typed which are loose. Of those which are in the book, a portion can be removed with only a few resulting staple holes while others would have scrapbook residue/page on back. Nearly all are signed "Con" or "Connie" with a handful bearing a full name autograph. The earliest appear to start around 1924 and they continue through the 1940s (a few are on 1939 Centennial logo stationary). Also found within the book/collection are a Connie Mack signed photo (damage/wear, sig. 6/7 out of 10); "C.Mack" signature on return address portion of envelope; (20+) Mack letters which are secreterially signed; a handful of letters from other notables incl. George Weiss (1928 TLS), Jake Pitler (1931 ALS), Rube Walberg (1933 ALS), Earle Mack, (2) Paul Krichell, several from Bill Hunnefield, Joe Cronin (1965 TLS), and others from different Minor League teams, scouts, etc.; 1931 World Series Game (5) ticket stub; a handful of other ticket stubs; small 1933 Yankees period team photo; several telegrams as sent from Mack, a pair of Mack christmas cards (unsigned), and photo premium of Mack which has printed signature (this piece framed); c.1940s A's partial team ball with secreterial Mack signature; and others. The bulk of the handwriting/signatures rate from 7 to 9/10 out of 10 with a few pieces lesser and there are varying degrees of wear throughout. A rare and unique opportunity and certainly among the more impressive collections of this type which we have offered. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX ($7,500-$15,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 264 1937 Eric McNair sidewritten professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with McNair facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 36.8oz. Strong usage wear evident throughout with ball and contact marks scattered about the barrel which has a touch of grain swelling. A mild crack begins at upper handle (extending approx. 6"). Side written in grease pencil, "Eric, McNair, 6-14-37, Boston Amer Lea." And additional faint pencil/ink notation reads "D.B. McNair 6-8-37." Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $133.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 264a 1941 Boston Red Sox team signed half bat. Louisville Slugger has the reverse portion of barrel removed with the area signed by (26) incl. Foxx, Grove, Williams, Doerr, Cronin, Berg, D.DiMaggio, and others. Fountain pen signatures rate 6/7-7 out of 10. Bat itself is has Lou Finney facsimile signature burned into the barrel and shows usage wear with ball/contact marks and rack streaks. Includes full LOAs from PSA/DNA and JSA: Sigs. EX/MT-NM, Bat EX ($1,500-$2,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 265 Gabby Hartnett store model glove in original box c.1930s. Desirable original store display box features a generously oversized image of Hartnett on top and advertises his signature "Junior Model Catcher's Mitt" inside. Box offers very nice overall display qualities despite wear including scattered wrinkles/creases, some corner/edge chipping, and a few minor tears separations to flaps. There is a more pronounced separation along top seam. Bottom portion has several flaws. Matching buckle backed mitt shows usage and general age wear with readily visible stampings. An ink name/address has been written on back: GD-VG ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 265a Rare Spalding T.J. Lynch Official National League baseball with Chicago Cubs attribution c.1910. Red and black stitched Spalding brand baseball with exceptional display value retains bold markings despite toning and some mild general surface wear. Written throughout (2) side panels and the sweetspot are what appear to be several 1910-11 Chicago Cubs player names and additional panel has “To Dr. Smith” personalization. It is possible that some of these are autographs (hand signed or written by the player) while the bulk were done in unknown hand. Discernable names incl. (Jack) Pfiester, (Lew) L. Ritchie, and (Dave) Shean. A fine example of a rare Lynch ball: Overall EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 266 Joe, Dom, and Vince DiMaggio autographed baseball. Rawlings L.MacPhail OAL baseball has been signed by Joe, Dom, and Vince DiMaggio in ink/marker rating 7/8-8 out of 10. Ball displays mild toning. Attractive example and ideal for display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $540.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 267 Fine Joe DiMaggio c.1930s autographed photograph by George Burke. Sepia toned period image has been signed, "Best Wishes, J.DiMaggio" in fountain pen rating 8/9 out of 10. Tastefully triple matted and framed to 12"x14" with visible size of approx. 4"x6". Light silvering throughout along with a few wrinkles and several heavier wrinkles/creases at lower edge. A classic image as taken by the noted photographer. Includes full LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Photo VG/EX ($500-$1,000) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 268 Harry Heilmann autographed Exhibit baseball postcard. Original Exhibit postcard signed across the front by Heilmann in blue fountain pen rating 7 out of 10. The card itself shows even corner wear with some light creasing and a small pinhole at top center. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Card: GD, Signature: EX ($400-$600) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 269 Mel Ott autographed photograph. Sepia tone 6 1/2"x8 1/2" image picturing Ott posed in New York Giants uniform seated within a dugout. Signed across the front in blue ink, "To Dottie Mel Ott" rating 8 out of 10. Photo itself remains fairly clean overall with some light surface wrinkling. Includes full LOA from JSA: Photo: EX, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 270 1947 Pittsburgh Pirates team signed baseball with Honus Wagner. Spalding F.Frick Official National League baseball has been signed by (30) incl. Wagner, Ralph Kiner, Billy Herman, Billy Cox, Tony Bonham (twice), and others. All are done in period ink rating 7 to 8/9 out of 10. An additional signature of Hank Greenberg is stamped and several green ink signatures are clubhouse signed. Ball displays light even toning and retains bold stampings. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sigs. EX-NM, Ball EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 271 Dizzy Dean single signed baseball and related autographed photograph. Moderately toned Rawlings "Official League" baseball signed on side panel in black ink, "To Clyde From Your Pal Dizzy Dean". Signature and salutation rate 8 out of 10. Ball itself exhibits varying degrees of light to moderate toning. The lot includes an original 3"x4" color photograph picturing Dean with the family of the recipient signed by Dean in red ink rating 8 out of 10. Photo has several creases with some emulsion cracking. Nice example with desirable signed photographic provenance. Includes full LOA from JSA (baseball only) and LOA from Hunt Auctions (photo): Ball/Photo: Range GD-VG/EX, Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 272 Rare 1935 Detroit Tigers World Champions commemorative bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with burned in "World's Champions 1935" titling. Impressed throughout are team member facsimile signatures incl. Hall of Famers Greenberg, Goslin, Cochrane, and Gehringer. Light to mild scattered surface wear is slightly more accentuated in some areas. The first we have offered in some time: VG/EX ($500-$1,000) $408.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 273 "Ripken" - Cal Ripken Jr. large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Well executed original oil on masonite board featuring the Legendary Iron Man in Orioles uniform. Titled and signed on the back ("Arthur Miller") with 1999 date. Also signed at upper front corner and framed to 26"x41" for display: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 274 Paul and Lloyd Waner large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Well executed original oil on masonite board featuring the Hall of Fame brothers in Pirates uniform. Signed at lower front and framed to 28.5"x29" for display: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 275 "Jimmie Foxx" large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Well executed original oil on masonite board featuring The Beast in Athletics uniform. Titled and signed on the back ("Arthur Miller") with 2000 date. Also signed at lower front corner and framed to 26.5"x36" for display: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 276 "1937 All-Star Game" large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Well executed original oil on masonite board featuring the famed scene at Griffith Stadium which included (7) American League Hall of Famers. Titled and signed on the back ("Arthur Miller") with 2000 date. Also signed at lower front corner and framed to 28.5"x41.5" for display: NM ($2,000-$4,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 277 1901 William McKinley autographed Military Commission. Partially printed document on velum has been signed, as President, "William McKinley." Standard areas have been filled in by another individual and the Secretary of War has likewise signed in official capacity. All done in period ink rating 7/8-8 out of 10. Typical light age toning, some fold lines, and the usual minor handling wear. Displayed within 22.5"x26" mat which is suitable for framing. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 278 1909 Theodore Roosevelt autographed Naval Commission. Partially printed document on velum has been signed, as President, "Theodore Roosevelt." Standard areas have been filled in by another individual and a number of others have signed the piece in official capacity. All are done in period ink rating 6/7-7 out of 10. Typical light age toning and the usual minor handling wear having minimal overall effect. Displayed within 22.5"x26" mat which is suitable for framing. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($750-$1,250) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 279 1910 William Howard Taft autographed Military Commission. Partially printed document on velum has been signed, as President, "Wm. H. Taft." Standard areas have been filled in by another individual and others have likewise signed in official capacity. All done in period ink rating 7 to 8 out of 10. Typical light age toning and the usual minor handling wear. Mounted to 20.5"x24" backing for display (appears removable however this can not be guaranteed). Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 280 1910 William Howard Taft autographed Naval Commission. Partially printed document on velum has been signed, as President, "Wm. H. Taft." Standard areas have been filled in by another individual and others have likewise signed in official capacity. All done in period ink rating 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Typical light age toning and the usual minor handling wear. Mounted to 22"x26" backing for display (appears removable however this can not be guaranteed). Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 281 President Gerald Ford single signed baseball. Budig AL baseball signed by President Ford across the sweet spot in blue ink rating 9 out of 10. Ball itself presents as near white with an area of surface abrasion on the adjacent panel under the signature having an apparent removed inscription of some sort. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signature: NM ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 282 President Richard Nixon single signed baseball c.1958-62. Lightly toned Giles NL baseball signed on a side panel by President Richard Nixon in blue ink. Signature rates 8 out of 10 presenting nicely across a full side panel. The ball itself has one side panel with a small darkened toning spot and another panel with some light surface abrasions. These panels are noted within the JSA letter as an abundance of caution to denote the possibility of ink removals on those panels to which we find no evidence of same. Desirable period signed Nixon baseball whose regard for the game of baseball was among the most notable of any US President. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $730.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 283 President Barack Obama single signed baseball. Near white to white Selig MLB baseball boldly signed across the sweet spot in black marker rating 9/10 out of 10. Strong example presenting in very high condition grade. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $725.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 284 President Bill Clinton single signed baseball. Rawlings G.Budig OAL baseball has been signed "Bill Clinton" in black marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Ball displays a hint of light toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $244.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 284a Hillary Clinton single signed baseball. Rawlings B.Selig OML baseball has been signed across the sweetspot in marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Ball has (1) extremely minor spot (not effecting display value) which is mentioned for accuracy. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM $300-$500 $333.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 285 President Ronald Reagan single signed baseball. B.Brown AL baseball boldly signed across a side panel/sweet spot area by President Reagan in blue ink. Uncommonly well formed example with fine execution rates 8/9 out of 10. The ball itself primarily presents as near white to white with a few small areas of typical light toning. Highly desirable and relatively rare Presidential single signed baseball with outstanding signature quality. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-EX/MT, Signature: NM ($5,000-$7,500) $3,960.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 286 "Zenyatta" bronze by Nina Kaiser. Fine art bronze depicting the Champion thoroughbred has been signed within the work, dated 2010, and numbered "28/100." Stands 11" tall on 5"x12" wooden base with nice surface patination and no mentionable wear. Includes artist signed COA: NM ($750-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 287 "Man O' War" bronze by Nina Kaiser. Fine art bronze depicting both horse and jockey has been signed within the work "M Newmark, dated 1998, and numbered "48/60." Stands 15" tall on 14"x5" wooden base with nice surface patination and no mentionable wear: NM ($750-$1,000) $466.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 288 "Seabiscuit" bronze by Nina Kaiser. Fine art bronze depicting the Champion thoroughbred has been signed within the work and dated 2003. Stands 12" tall on 5"x11" wooden base with nice surface patination and no mentionable wear: NM ($750-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 289 "Man O' War" bronze by Marilyn Newmark. Fine art bronze depicting both horse and jockey has been signed within the work "M Newmark" and dated 1977. Stands 10" tall on 14.75"x3.5" wooden base with nice surface patination and no mentionable wear: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 290 "Secreteriat" bronze by D. Rene Rushing. Fine art bronze depicting the famed Champion thoroughbred has been signed within the work, date 1989, and numbered "134/1500." Stands just under 10" tall atop 6"x16" marble base with nice surface patination and no mentionable wear: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 291 Vintage Kentucky Mint Julep vending carrier c.1930-50s. Charming cast metal vending carrier retaining its original Kentucky Mint Julep $1.50 painted metal signed affixed to the front. Expected age and usage wear throughout retaining a desirable original surface. 15" long: VG-EX ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 292 Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson autographed boxing gloves (3). Vintage Everlast boxing glove done in uncommon gold color has text printed on to commemorate the 1971 Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier Heavyweight Championship fight at Madison Square Garden. It has been signed in black marker, "Muhammad Ali 88" rating 7 out of 10. Additional pair of "America Honors The Heavyweight Champions...1977" gold color gloves are each signed "Floyd Patterson." These are done in marker rating 8 out of 10. Touch of light wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX/MT ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 293 Muhammad Ali (5) times autographed "American Legends" magazine. Special edition of Time Magazine with "American Legends" cover and theme has been signed a total of (5) times by Muhammad Ali. Four signatures appear on interior pages and are done in ink rating 8 to 9/10 out of 10 (one has a very minor ink trail). The last appears on lower front cover and is a faint 5/6 out of 10. Hint of light handling wear mentioned largely for accuracy. Includes auction LOA from JSA and additional COA: EX-NM ($500-$750) $297.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 294 1974 Muhammad Ali autographed check - while training for "The Rumble In The Jungle." July 8, 1974 dated check drawn on his training camp account has been filled out and signed, "Muhammad Ali". Additional writing is not in Ali's hand. Black marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Check displays the usual handling and light general age related wear and has several unobtrusive pieces of tape on back from prior mounting. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Check EX ($750-$1,250) $715.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 295 Muhammad Ali autographed photograph. Black and white 11"x14" photo has been signed "Muhammad Ali" in silver marker rating 9-9/10 out of 10. Framed for display to 20"x23" for display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 296 Rare c.1929 Kansas City Monarchs player snapshots incl. Rogan and Cooper. Total of (6) sepia toned photographic snapshots mounted to a period scrapbook page and indentified below as having been taken on May 15, 1929. Subjects (as noted) include Bullet Joe Rogan (images by himself, with a young woman, and within a group of other players), Andy Cooper (shown with young woman), Frank Duncan, and St. Louis Stars pitcher Davis (with child). Mild toning and a hint of light wear: EX ($500-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 297 1944 and 1946 Negro League yearbooks. Original yearbooks as issued in the period incl. 1944 which displays light corner and edge wear with covers separated from contents; the 1946 pictures Jackie Robinson on the cover and has mild wear and scattered moisture damage. Tape is applied to bound edge: FR/GD ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 298 Lot of (4) 1937-1946 Cuban Tour baseball game programs/scorecards. Includes 1937 Giants and Cardinals which pictures Bill Terry on the cover. Signed by Terry in marker rating 9/10 out of 10. Program has light scattered wear (VG/EX); 1941 issued for several teams incl. Dodgers, Giants, Indians, Red Sox, and Reds. Mild toning/discoloration and scattered wear with covers attached to each other but not the contents (FR/GD); 1942 Dodgers and Giants which has scattered toning/discoloration and wear including loose cover (GD); c.1946 Red Sox and Senators done on large sheet of paper stock folded over onto itself. Scattered wear and toning (GD/VG). Includes COA from JSA for Terry autograph: FR/GD-VG/EX ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 299 Rare Willie Wells autographed photograph. Original 8"x10" black and white image depicting Hall of Fame member and Negro League player Willie Wells signed across the front, "Best Wishes, Willie Wells Sr." in blue ink. Signature rates 8 out of 10. Photo is stamped on the reverse by photographer "Paul Bourbin". Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$1,000) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 300 "Cool Papa Bell" bronze by Harry Weber. Well executed bust has been signed within the work, "H Weber" and dated 2008. Stands approx. 10" tall on 5.25" square wooden base with nice surface patination and no mentionable wear: NM ($300-$500) $950.00
 
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