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Back Items For The Auction of March 25, 2017  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 401 1913 New York Giants team panoramic photograph (EX/MT) 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-$1,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 402 Fine Baseball themed hand carved folk art walking stick from the Cap Anson collection c.1893 (EX) Unique hand crafted folk art walking stick stands 33" tall with a large round baseball shaped handle. Carving throughout the shaft begins with the year "1893" at top along with likeness of an American Eagle and a bat and ball. Throughout the remainder are portraits of (11) Major League players (the Captain of each team cited) including Anson, Caruthers, Comiskey, Ward, Nash, Hanlon, Miller, Pfeffer, Abbey, Ewing, and Richardson. An included handwritten letter of provenance (dated 1994) from the granddaughter of Cap Anson states that it belonged to her grandfather and has been passed down through the family. One of the more finely executed folk art pieces from this period which have handled with regard to provenance and skill level of the maker. Light natural handling and age related wear: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 403 Lemon peel style baseball c.1870s-80s (VG) Early ball constructed of (4) separate panels offers fine display qualities with well preserved surface showing light general useage and age related wear. Measures approx. 8.25" around: VG ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 404 Lemon peel baseball c.1850-70s. One piece leather baseball measuring 7 1/2" in circumference. Leather surface remains in supple condition with nice patina: VG-EX ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 405 "Home Run Polka" sheet music c.1867 (GD/VG) Rare early sheet music (approx. 11"x14") featuring an early game illustration as front cover graphic. Mild toning along with wear to corners and edges throughout. At upper back are a small piece of tape from prior mounting and small area of loss where another was removed. Small pencil notation at lower front: GD/VG ($400-$600) $952.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 406 "Base Ball Striker & Catcher" decorative children's ABC plate c.1860s (EX) Staffordshire china soft paste plate having baseball transfer scene decoration at center with raised alphabet lettering on perimeter. Measures 8" across with light general age related wear: EX ($300-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 407 "American Sports: Base Ball Pitcher" children's ABC plate c.1860s. Soft paste children's plate with baseball decorative transfer scene across the front. 8" diameter with some typical surface scratching: EX ($400-$600) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 408 Chicago baseball figural oil lamp base c.1870s. Cast metal figural oil lamp base depicting a Chicago baseball pitcher. 7" tall with portions of its original bronze wash intact: VG-EX ($200-$400) $426.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 409 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 ($750-$1,500) $875.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 410 1887 "Our National Game" scrapook with (6) color baseball plates (GD-VG) Oversized period scrapbook with baseball themed front cover design has (6) interior pages that feature game related scenes and numerous others which were issued blank. The book has been filled throughout with victorian era trade cards, greeting cards, and similar type pieces. Two of the baseball illustrations have such pieces adhered covering portions of the image. Typical age and handling wear throughout: GD-VG ($300-$500) $401.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 411 Lot of (8) 1888 N135 Duke "Talk of the Diamond" baseball tobacco cards. Includes Stealing a Base, A Chronic Kicker, A Good Catch, After the Ball, A Base Tender, A Pitcher in the Box, A Good Catch, and Lively Game. Cards in general retain strong original color with light to moderate even wear and fairly clean back advertisements (one with some tobacco staining): Range GD/VG-EX ($1,000-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 412 Magnificent "Young America School Shoes" c.1890s baseball illustrated advertising broadside (see description) Extremely rare large format advertising display is beautifully illustrated with a large baseball game graphic at center. "A. Priesmeyer's" Company name is lettered across the top with "Young America School Shoes" product line noted within an American flag streamer below. The piece measures 18"x24" and has long been mounted to a stretched canvas/linen backing. Wear to areas throughout includes cracks/tears and several areas in which material is missing. Marked "Compton Sons" at lower right. The first we have ever handled and only the second example we can document having come to market. Also includes a similar period Company mailing envelope with the same baseball scene printed in color on the front (VG): See description ($3,000-$5,000) $2,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 413 Baseball figural napkin ring c.1890s (VG/EX with note to description) Early figural piece featuring a young boy with bat and ball stands approx. 3.5" tall. Polished surface displays some light age and handling wear and the protruding end of the bat has been professionally replaced: VG/EX ($200-$400) $85.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 414 Extremely rare Phoenixville majolica pitcher with polychrome baseball decoration c.1890 (EX/MT) Seldom offered multi color variation remains highly sought after as both a baseball and majolica collectible. Stands 8" tall with raised baseball scene on one side and European football on the reverse. Retains fine color, including pink finished interior, with only light typical surface crazing to glaze. Stamped with impressed Griffin, Hill, & Smith "Etruscan Majolica" mark on bottom (which has a small handwritten number notation): EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 415 "Darktown Battery" mechanical baseball bank c.1888 (GD/VG) Desirable 19th century baseball themed bank remains mechanically functional and the original closure is in place on the underside. Retains some portions of the original paint with the majority of the surface now displaying only a nice even patina and a touch of other light natural wear: GD/VG ($1,000-$1,500) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 416 Rare 1898 Kid Nichols Cameo Pepsin Gum pin (VG/EX) Rare 1.25" pin showing the Hall of Famer as a member of the Boston Beaneaters. Front image remains clear and well defined despite typical fading and there is a touch of light crazing/wear. Clean back is largely free of rust and retains the original paper insert (lightly toned): VG/EX ($750-$1,250) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 420 Cap Anson brand ceramic ginger beer bottle c.1890-1900 (VG/EX) Glazed ceramic bottle stands 6.75" tall with the "Capt. A.C. Anson+Chicaco" logo displayed on front. In fine overall condition with some light natural age related wear including some very minor pitting to surface. The first we have offered in many years: VG/EX ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 421 Rare c.1908 Detroit Tigers "Champions of American League" matchsafe (VG/EX) Early celluloid over metal piece featuring a composite of player portraits and "Champions of American League" titling which notes both the 1907 and 1908 seasons. Those shown include Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Hugh Jennings, and Sam Crawford. The reverse has "Mundus Beer" advertising. Mild scattered spots of toning and light wear with some discoloration to metal portions. The first we have offered: VG/EX ($1,000-$2,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 422 Baseball illustrated advertising fan with scoring wheels c.1904 (EX) Charming period piece having a circular upper portion (8" across) with pitcher illustration and a series of scoring wheels around the edge. Back has printed on "Bye & Ristey's" advertising. Light wear: EX ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 423 1904 New York Giants scorecard with Mathewson and McGraw on cover (GD/VG) Original multi-page scorecard issued for game played at The Polo Grounds has been nearly scored to reflect the June 12th game vs. Chicago. Pre-printed lineups list participants incl. Hall of FamersBresnahan, McGinnity, Chance, Tinker, and Evers. Corner and edge wear along with a vertical crease: GD/VG ($750-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 424 1908 Chicago Cubs "Yard Of The National Game" panoramic print (VG) Large format piece done in the period having an large image of West Side Park at the center and vignette portraits of team members above. Those shown include Tinker, Evers, Chance and Brown. Mild scattered toning and wear have benefitted from a professional cleaning and most of these flaws would have little effected when framed for display. Measures approx. 14"x46": VG ($4,000-$6,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 425 Scarce and possibly unique mammoth size Boston Red Sox souvenir pennant c.1910. Enormous original wool pennant measuring 45" in length displays an applique leather baseball player at the left end with "Red Sox" red lettering applied across the front. The body of the pennant is of two piece construction with applied red borders. Remarkably well preserved example given its size and dating period with expected age and handling wear evident throughout including some moth damage to the edges, corner wear, and two small chips to the leather player. First example we have encountered with note to the extreme rarity for this size format: VG-VG/EX ($5,000-$10,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 426 Very rare 1909 Inaugural Game at Forbes Field panoramic supplement. Identified as being a "Supplement to the Index - Pittsburgh's Illustrated Weekly, July 3, 1909", with the engraving done by Liberty Engraving Co. Features an image of the game with portraits of Pittsburgh Pirates below including Clarke, Wagner, Willis, etc. It is matted and framed to 21.5"x47" total dimensions, so complete condition is unknown. Displays fairly normal age/handling wear with some wrinkling throughout, a small tear near the top left corner, and vertical folds as issued: VG-VG/EX overall, with much better appearance than the grade. ($500-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 427 Fine early Detroit Tigers souvenir pennant c.1910s. Oversized orange and black felt pennant (40" long) with "Detroit" team name lettered across, and a leather Tiger head on the left side with details burned in by hand. Fully intact, and in very fine overall condition, with some scattered moth holes and light wrinkles: EX-EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $2,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 428 1908-1910 Brush Detroit Tigers postcards near set (6 of 10). Scarce and seldom offered postcard series as issued regionally in promotion of Brush automobiles. Offered are (6) of the (10) cataloged subjects incl. Hugh Jennings (standing), Bill Donovan, Bill Coughlin, Ira Thomas, Charlie Schmidt, and the Germany Schaefer and Charles O'Leary dual-player card. All except the Thomas originate from the same source with related handwritten notes back, all done in the period and mostly related to the player(s) shown. These are in nice avg. GD/VG condition with a touch of corner/edge wear and some light toning/discoloration. Thomas (FR/GD) has some more pronounced wear and a stain on the back. A noteworthy group from a series seldom offered in quantity: FR/GD-VG ($1,000-$2,000) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 429 Lot of (9) Detroit Tigers and Navin Field postcards c.1910-20s. Choice selection featuring both exterior views of Navin Field and interior scenes. Highlighted by a rare piece showing the 1912 Championship flag raising, also included are (3) pieces postmarked in the 1910s, (2) from the 1920s, real photo postcard showing c.1920s batting practice, and a "You Can Have A Jolly Time in Detroit" postcard with game action image. A total of (6) have been postally cancelled, (2) others have handwriting on back. Varying degrees of natural handling and age wear throughout: VG-EX ($400-$600) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 430 Lot of vintage baseball catcher's equipment to include: Reach spider style mask, pair of reeded canvas shin guards, and Spalding chest protector. Each piece exhibits varying degrees of use with some damage to leather strapping and missing pads (mask): Range VG-EX ($250-$500) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 431 Rare c.1908 "Lave Cross, Testimonial Dinner" souvenir miniature base (EX/MT-NM) Period miniature base (approx. 3"x3") done in canvas has "3rd" stamped on and wrap around leather band reading, "Lave Cross, Testimonial Dinner, April 10th." An included pair of miniature bats, each stamped with a Reach logo and joined by a pin at the handles, accompany the base and are believed to have come with the base at the time it was issued. Outstanding condition with a hint of light natural age: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 432 Baseball Managers decorative fan c.1913. Cardboard stock fan depicting caricatures of various Major League managers including Evers, Clarke, Tinker, Chance, Lajoie, and Mack. The body of the fan has some vintage tape repairs along with creasing while retaining its original wooden handle. Matted and framed in shadow box style display: GD-VG ($250-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 433 Collection of vintage baseballs and original boxes c.1910-60s. Includes (16) baseball with boxes and (18) empty display boxes (no balls) varying from official Major League to store model endorsed examples. Varied grouping with excellent breakdown value including several fine condition and display specimens: Range GD-NM ($750-$1,500) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 434 1913 Christy Mathewson "Baseball For Babies" benefit game scorecard (EX) Original heavy stock scorecard (unused) as issued for October 2, 1913 benefit game played at Oriole Park. Christy Mathewson is on the cover and noted as being on hand as an umpire. Touch of light toning and wear: EX ($300-$500) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 435 Lot of baseball related and decorative liniment bottles c.1910-40s. Desirable selection of period baseball related and endorsed liniment products several including their original boxes. The lot also includes Cramer's Batter's Bag rosin in its original canister: Range GD-EX/MT ($250-$500) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 436 "White Sox" baseball jersey c.1910 (EX) Beautiful early style having three quarter length sleeves and accent trimmed sleeves, collar, and chest. Running down front is "White Sox" in block lettering. While the piece was not made for use by the Major League team, it is clearly of the highest quality and is without tagging aside from a small swatch on front tail which has indecipherable writing. Outstanding display value with light usage and age related wear: EX ($500-$1,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 437 1912 Red Sox vs. Giants World Series handbill (EX) Rare early paperstock handbill (5"x7.5") done in the period to promote the Series as it was to be "Produced Exactly as Played+At The Boston Theater." Citing "The Greatest Electrical Wonder of the Age", we imagine that a large board had been installed on which game play and statistics could be noted in real time for those who could not otherwise follow. Touch of light wear is most pronounced by a small edge tear near the lower left corner: EX ($400-$600) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 438 1914 Indianapolis Hoosiers Federal League season pass printing block (EX) Substantive original stone printing block (6"x8"x3") has been etched with a rendering of the season pass issued by the Federal League Championship team which featured Benny Kauff, Edd Roush, and Bill McKechnie. Mild general age appropriate storage and handling wear: EX ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 439 Mammoth 1914 "Miracle Braves" oversized team photograph (GD/VG) Large period photograph pictures team members including Hall of Famers Johnny Evers and Rabbit Maranville at home in the South End Grounds. A series of oval vignettes have been applied within the upper portion which offer portraits of Evers, Manager Stallings, and (2) team executives. Players are identified by affixed paper caption as are the diginitaries at top. Marked "W.W. Somers" at lower left. Image itself measures 25"x36" (housed in a 30.5"x41.5" period wood frame) with some mild toning and age appropriate wear. One of the largest and most impressive early team photos we have offered in some time and exceedingly rare: GD/VG ($3,000-$5,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 440 Lot of (8) c.1930s-60s Satchel Paige photographs (GD-EX/MT) Includes 5"x6" late 1930s photo of Paige with Trujillo (mounted to backing); 7"x8.5" photo of Paige with his wife c.1941; 6.5"x8.5" photo of Paige with Bill Veeck c.1948; 8"x10" c.1949 "The Kid From Cleveland" movie still; (2) c.1959 "The Wonderful Country" 8"x10" stills; and (2) 1960s press photos of Paige. Varying degrees of wear throughout: GD-EX/MT ($400-$600) $90.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 441 Joe Jackson photograph by Paul Thompson from the Baseball Magazine Archive c.1917 (VG/EX) Black and white image (6.5"x8.5") showing Jackson as he holds a pair of trophies awarded for his efforts during the 1917 season. The original paper caption is included (no longer attached) and there is a "Paul Thompson" stamp on back along with hologram from the Baseball Magazine auction. Touch of light natural age toning and light/mild wear to corners and edges: VG/EX ($500-$1,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 443 Fine photographic scrapbook with African American content incluiding 1919 World Series subjects. Period bound scrapbook containing numerous African American original images a number of which having relation to boxing and sporting figures. The scrapbook also contains several original images taken during the 1919 World Series between the "Black" Sox and the Reds one of which having attribution to Joe Jackson. Overall condition of the photographs is very fine with some typical age and handling wear to the album itself: Range GD-EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000). $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 444 Scarce 1924 "First Colored World Series" Monarchs vs. Hilldale panoramic photograph (EX) Significant original sepia toned image shows the Opening Game of the 1924 Negro League World Series played at the Baker Bowl in Philadelphia. Titled within noting the game date "Oct. 3, 1924" and participating Hall of Fame pitchers Bullet Joe Rogan and Louis Santop. A total of ten games were played in the best of nine series (one ending in a tie) with Kansas City winning (5) to claim the Championship. Framed to 17"x25.5" for display with mild visible toning (somewhat more accentuated at upper left) and some light general wear and a pair of more pronounced vertical creases. One of only a few surviving specimens to have entered into the marketplace: EX ($5,000-$7,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 445 Scarce 1952 Jack Marshall Negro League East-West All-Star Game "Grand Old Timer" award (EX-EX/MT) Presentational wooden plaque (approx. 7.5"x10") having affixed cast metal figural batter and engraved metal placard reading "Honoring A Grand Old Timer Of Baseball Jack Marshall+20th Annual East-West Game, Comiskey PK, Aug 17-1952." Marshall had then been involved in Negro League baseball for nearly (35) years playing for a number of different teams including the Chicago Union Giants and Chicago American Giants. The All-Star Game itself had a long and storied history with much of it rooted in Chicago dating back to the first Annual event held in Comiskey Park in 1933. A notably rare piece and one of only a handful of similar type items to have surfaced: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 446 Rare 1935 Martin Dihigo autographed "Negro World Series" envelope (see description) Desirable original envelope with ornate printed front done to advertise the Series which took place at Yankee Stadium. Martin Dihigo and the New York Cubs faced the powerhouse Pittsburgh Crawfords in a (7) game showdown. On the back, within his own handwritten return address, is a "Martin Dihigo" signature done in ink. In addition, he has written the name and address of the recipient on front. When opened, the envelope was torn and there are resulting flaws which include several chips, small folds/creases, and a missing portion of the front. The tear also bisects the autograph however when positioned for display this has only minimal effect. A rare autograph made more special appearing on a substantive association piece. Includes full LOA from JSA and LOA from Kevin Keating: see description ($2,000-$4,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 447 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) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 448 New York Black Yankees souvenir pennant c.1940s. Red felt pennant with screened on titling and game action graphics as relates to the famed Negro League team. Color has faded a touch and there is a small black spot at middle of the lower edge. Missing the very tip of pointed end: EX ($500-$750) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 449 Rare Kansas City Monarchs souvenir pennant c.1940s. Full size blue pennant with white crown insignia at left end and team name across the front. Light general age fading with fine overall surface. First example we have encountered: EX ($750-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 450 Late 1930s Homestead Grays team photo glass plate negative (EX) Vintage image on glass plate having a touch of light natural age and handling wear. Based on uniform style, a late 1930s incarnation of the team is shown and may include Hall of Famers Buck Leonard and Ray Brown: EX ($400-$600) $440.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 451 Satchell Paige autographed photograph. Matted and framed 8"x10" black and white image signed by Paige in blue ink rating 8 out of 10. Includes full LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 451a 1947 George “Shotgun” Shuba Mobile Bears professional model home jersey and pants. Cream colored flannel jersey has the “Bears” team name on front in scripted logo font and player number “8” on back. A “Wilson” manufacturers tag appears in the collar with adjacent size “40” flag tag. Matching pants are similarly tagged (size “38”) and have player number “8” written inside in black marker. An included pair of stirrup socks rounds out the ensemble. Usage, wash, and some general age related wear is evident throughout with a few minor stains and (1) button is missing from front. Includes LOA from MEARS (graded “A9”) and (6) period sepia toned 8”x10” photos of Shuba in the same/similar uniform (one of these has been signed in fountain pen rating 8 out of 10). Includes letter of provenance signed by Shuba: EX ($750-$1,000) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 452 George Weiss personal 1911 scorebooks as High School and/or semi-pro team Manager (Overall) Fascinating pair of bound Victor Sporting Goods baseball scorebooks as kept by George Weiss starting in 1911 when he was just (17) years of age. Then in High School, it appears that most games involved a mix of different teams from New Haven High (where he attended) and/or a team called "The Colonials" or "Colonial A.C." Of particular interest is a September 10, 1911 game played against a team noted as "Colored Giants." This foreshadowed the founding a few seasons later, by Weiss, of the New Haven Colonials which became a successful exhibition game team drawing a host of notable opponents including Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and Walter Johnson. One of the books is signed on the first inside page, "George M. Weiss, Mgr." Both have general handling and age related wear with some toning/chipping/small tears to inside pages. Also included is a staple bound group of printed scoring forms (not intended for baseball but used anyhow) on which details for several games have been recorded. Several of these (5) have been signed "Weiss" on the "scorer" line. Most certainly the eariest substantive pieces as relate to the Hall of Fame career of Weiss whom spent a lifetime involved in baseball and was closely associated with some of the games' greatest teams. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX ($500-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 453 1918 Walter Johnson handwritten letter to George Weiss (EX/MT) August 29, 1918 Handwritten letter has been signed "Walter Johnson" in period fountain pen rating 8 out of 10. Content relates to a trip he would be taking shortly to play Exhibition games against the New Haven baseball team then owned by Weiss. A good many notable players made their way including Babe Ruth who came in to relieve Johnson during one such game just a week after he and the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. Faint mailing fold and a hint of light wear. A rare career-era example from Johnson as written to a fellow Hall of Famer. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($1,500-$2,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 454 Early 1920s Ty Cobb handwritten and signed note (EX/MT) Sheet of "The Brunswick" hotel stationary bearing a handwritten note which has been signed, "Sincerely Ty Cobb." Postscript below has been initialed (likewise by Cobb), "T.R.C." All is done in period fountain pen rating 8 out of 10. Page shows light toning with typical mailing folds. It appears to be the second (or last) page of letter with the preceeding no longer present. It originates from the same group as the Cobb/George Weiss letters also offered in this sale and was likely written to Weiss as well. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 455 Early 1920s Ty Cobb handwritten and signed letter with related correspondence (GD-EX/MT) Interesting archive as relates to the relationship between Cobb and fellow Hall of Famer George Weiss who was then running a team in New Haven. Includes sheet of his personal "T.R.C." stationary with handwritten letter to Weiss regarding stock in the club which has been signed "T.R.C" (fountain pen rating 8/9 out of 10, light toning and fold lines to letter); 1920, 21, and 22 Western Union Telegrams (3) as sent from Cobb to Weiss; Bradstreet Report sheet with typed financial summary of Cobb dated 1919; (2) file copy pages of 1922 letter as sent from Weiss to Cobb (heavy wear, likely missing another page); 1923 file copy of letter from Weiss to Cobb whom was then Manager of the Tigers. Varying degrees of wear throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA: GD-EX/MT ($750-$1,250) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 456 1923 Ty Cobb signed letter to George Weiss (Sig. EX/MT-NM, Letter EX) February 11, 1923 dated typed letter addressed to Weiss with content related to financial dealings that the Hall of Famers had in the New Haven baseball club years earlier. Referencing their long standing friendship, Cobb relays the reimbursment has "rounded out fifteen years of fair dealing." Signed "Ty Cobb" in period fountain pen rating 8 out of 10. Light mailing folds with a touch of wear/toning and paperclip impression at top (rusted over). Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. EX/MT-NM, Letter EX ($1,000-$2,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 457 1966 Mickey Mantle signed "Education Of A Baseball Player" publishing contract (EX/MT-NM) Original May 24, 1966 Simon and Schuster "Publishing Agreement" has been signed on the second page, "Mickey Mantle" in ink rating 8-8/9 out of 10. It is also signed by co-author Robert Smith and a Company Executive. The two page document is stapled at upper left corner to a larger Company issued standard "Basic Agreement." There is some light addition handling and age related wear. Playing off Mantle's notoriety as his career wound down, Education Of A Baseball Player was one of a few book projects he undertook during his playing days. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$2,000) $2,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 458 Material from the Robert Smith Collection incl. autographs, photos, and files (GD-NM) Includes 1969 typed letter signed "Albert B. Chandler" with outstanding content related to the position of Commissioner and the events which lead to his losing the position and Ford Frick being voted in; Dec. 3, 1962 dated publishing contract which has been signed by Waite Hoyt (and initialed numerous times) and Bob Smith for a book about Babe Ruth (does not appear this particular book was ever published); additional Waite Hoyt signed pieces incl. lengthy handwritten letter filling (4) legal sized pages with some choice baseball/career related content signed "Waite" (appears that 1 page is missing), handwritten note in greeting card signed "Waite", (8) typed letters which are signed "Waite" (most complete but it appears that 2 are missing the first page), and short typed note signed "W"; (4) envelopes of research gathered by Smith covering early players Cy Young, Chas. Radbourne, Bumpus Jones, and George Bradley; several vintage c.1950s-60s photos/prints of turn of the Century baseball scenes (likely gathered for use in publishing projects); a pair of second or third period acetate negatives of Cy Young (photo of a photo); several book page plates/illustrations which appear to have been removed from a copy of Spaldings "America's National Game"; and others. Varying degrees of wear throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA: GD-NM ($400-$600) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 459 Outstanding c.1920s Honus Wagner professional model baseball bat (EX) Hand turned Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "J Hans Wagner" facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 36" long and weighs 36.4oz. In exceptional overall condition remaining uncracked with visible useage and some general age related wear. Though post-dating his career, we believe (based on subtle factors within the manufacturer stampings) that is dates to the early 1920s and the period just after his retirement when he began Coaching with the Pirates. Fresh to the hobby and offered for the first time. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($10,000-$15,000) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 460 Fine Honus Wagner single signed baseball (Overall EX/MT) MacGregor Goldsmith "Official League" baseball has been signed just off the sweetspot, "Honus Wagner." Blue ink signature rates 7-7/8 out of 10. Ball displays mild toning and some light scattered wear. An outstanding example and one the nicer we have offered in some time. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX ($4,000-$6,000) $8,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 461 Cy Young single signed baseball (Overall EX) Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "Cy Young." Vintage ink signature rates 6/7-7 out of 10. Ball displays even toning with one small spot of surface wear. Includes full LOA from JSA: Overall EX ($3,000-$5,000) $4,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 462 Rare Elmer Flick single signed baseball (Sig. EX/MT-NM, Ball GD/VG) Blue ink "Elmer Flick" signature rating 8 out of 10 appears atop the side panel of an "Regulation League Cleveland Indians Gabe Paul, Pres." stamped baseball. Ball has light toning and surface wear throughout. There is some isolated staining which does not have effect when positioned for display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. EX/MT-NM, Ball GD/VG ($1,000-$1,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 463 Babe Ruth c.1930, glass plate negative (EX) Choice image of Ruth on 4"x5" glass plate having a touch of light wear to corners/edges: EX ($500-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 464 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 ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 465 Rare Dave Bancroft single signed baseball (Sig. EX/MT, Ball EX) MacGregor "Official League" baseball has been signed on the side panel, "With Best Wishes, Dave Bancroft." Blue ink signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Ball display a touch of light toning with a small area of shellac applied over autograph. There is a small abrasion over the stampings and someone has written numerous career related statistics. Exceedinly rare with this being one of only a handful of Bancroft singles which we have ever seen. Includes full LOA from JSA: Sig. EX/MT-NM Ball EX ($2,000-$4,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 467 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 ($1,500-$2,500) $1,948.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 468 Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1930s (PSA/DNA) (EX) Orange and green stitched "Fairplay Co+Western League" baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." Period fountain pen signature has been graded "6" by PSA/DNA. Ball displays mild toning with a touch of light wear (graded "4"). Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA with assigned "Overall Grade: 5": EX ($7,500-$10,000) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 469 Babe Ruth c.1930, glass plate negative (EX) Choice image of Ruth on 4"x5" glass plate having a touch of light wear to corners/edges: EX ($500-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 470 Babe ruth at bat c.1920, glass plate negative (EX) Choice image of Ruth at bat in Comiskey Park on 4"x5" glass plate having a touch of light wear to corners/edges. The vintage paper sleeve in which it is housed has August 1, 1920 date typed on: EX ($750-$1,250) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 471 Babe Ruth c.1920, glass plate negative (EX) Choice image of Ruth in a lighthearted moment on 4"x5" glass plate having a touch of light wear to corners/edges: EX ($400-$600) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 472 Babe Ruth portrait photograph with related c.1948 photo c/1924 (EX-EX/MT) Includes 6.5"x8.5" sepia toned portrait photo which has a variety of news service stampings on back and the original paper caption (no longer attached) indicates that print dates c.1924; additional 8"x10" image of Ruth with General Pershing has 1948 dated paper caption (likewise separated from photo) and was done shortly after his death. Touch of light wear: EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 473 Choice c.1934 Babe Ruth autograph with photograph of him signing in Tour uniform (Sig. NM) Leather bound album of typewritten notes is gilt lettered on the cover, "Psychology, A Digest Of Lectures" with the author's name below. The first inside page (no longer attached) has been signed "Babe Ruth" in period fountain pen rating 8 out of 10. He has inscribed the book above with wording that is not fully decipherable but appears to read roughly, "Yours for a bigger and better Intellect is a genius." Mounted below is a 4"x3" original photograph showing Ruth as he signs the book. An ink notation to one side indicates it was signed in 1933 or 34 and is signed by the books' author. Below is a signature and inscription from former player Eddie Stanky and there is a note attached to the book interior (dated 1950) which relates to Stanky having seen and signed the piece. Mild general handling wear to book and signed page which has a horizontal fold, a few small chips/tears at sides, and pieces of toned tape along right edge. Includes full LOA from JSA: Sig. NM ($3,000-$5,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 474 Yankee Stadium seats c.1920s (EX) Pair of riser mount curved back seats have numbers "4" and "6" stenciled on the upper slats. Blue painted surface displays chipping and wear consistent with long term outdoor use and there is some mild rust to metal portions. Free standing and functional on included mounts: EX ($750-$1,250) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 475 Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1930s. "Professional League" model baseball signed across a side panel in black fountain pen, "To Fritz Herbewich (sp?) From Babe Ruth". Signature rates 6 out of 10 with the ball itself remainig in unused condition with light age toning. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signature: EX ($3,000-$5,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 476 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 ($3,000-$5,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 477 1929 Philadelphia Athletics team composite panoramic photograph (GD/VG) Classic composite image includes vignette photos of 15 members of the of the American League Champions incl. Foxx, Grove, Simmons, Cochrane, Dykes and Earnshaw. Text at the bottom border reads, "Compliments B. Weisberg, Phila. - Mfrs. of 'Wise-Bow' The Ready-Made Bow Tie". Mild wear throughout including several light creases and a few small chips/tears. Housed in 8"x21.5" frame: GD/VG ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 478 Babe Ruth store model G-41 baseball glove by D&M c.1920s. Early 1"web fielder's glove by D&M displaying a Babe Ruth facsimile signature stamping on the interior palm area. General moderate wear throughout: VG-EX ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 479 Boston Red Sox souvenir pennant c.1920-30s. Original red felt pennant measures 25" in length retaining its original tassles with team name in white lettering across the front. Minor age fading to the red background with some age cracking to the lettering: VG-EX ($300-$500) $198.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 480 Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball c.1930s (EX/MT) Red and blue stitched Reach Official American League baseball retains exceptionally bold stampings offering ideal display value. Light/mild toning: EX/MT ($300-$500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 481 Reach E.S. Barnard Official American League baseball c.1928-31 (EX) Red and blue stitched Reach Official American League baseball retains strong manufacturer and League President stampings. Mild toning/discoloration and a touch of light with a faint vintage fountain mark/signature on sweetspot. Fine example for display: EX ($400-$600) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 482 Joe Cronin single signed baseball c.1930s (EX/MT) Red and blue stitched Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot "Joe Cronin." Fountain pen signature rates 7-7/8 out of 10. Ball displays light to mild toning and retains unusually bold stampings. A rare playing days example and seldom offered from this early period in his career. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 483 Bob Feller single signed baseball c.1930s (EX/MT-NM) Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed "Bob Feller" in fountain pen rating 7-7/8 out of 10. Ball displays light even toning with unusually bold stampings. A rare playing days example and one of the few we have handled. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX/MT-NM ($250-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 484 Hank Greenberg single signed baseball c.1940s (Sig. NM, Ball GD/VG) Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "To Bob Ready, with best wishes, Hank Greenberg." Vintage fountain pen signature rates a strong 8 out of 10. Ball displays soiling and usage wear throughout. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 485 Hank Greenberg single signed baseball c.1940s (EX/MT) Reach "Official League" baseball has been signed on the side panel, "To Lois Ready, with best regards, Hank Greenberg." Vintage fountain pen signature rates 7-7/8 out of 10. Ball displays mild even toning with bold stampings. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 486 1934 Detroit Tigers team signed baseball (American League Champions) (EX) Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (22) incl. Greenberg, Gehringer, Cochrane, Goslin, White, Perkins, Owen, and others. Clifton, Doljack, Auker, and Hamlin are clubhouse. Period fountain pen signatures rate 7 to 7/8 out of 10. Ball displays mild even toning/discoloration with well defined stampings. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 487 *Updated description* 1937 New York Yankees team signed baseball (World Series Champions) (EX-EX/MT) Reach W. Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (25) incl. Gehrig, Combs, Ruffing, Lazzeri, Dickey, Henrich, Rolfe, and others. DiMaggio, Malone, Crosetti, and Gomez are clubhouse. Fountain pen signatures rate 6/7 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays even toning with bold and well defined stampings. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA (which has wrong picture) and auction LOA from JSA: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 488 1933 Washington Senators partial team balls (2) with signers incl. Moe Berg and Heinie Manush (EX-EX/MT) Pair of Red and blue stitched Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseballs, each bearing (9) signatures from team members. The first includes Heinie Manush, Sam Rice (very faint), Ossie Bluege, Fred Schulte, and Earl Whitehill. The other incl. Moe Berg, Joe Cronin (faint but readable), Luke Sewell, and a clubhouse Gen. Crowder. Fountain pen signatures rate 5 to 7/8 out of 10. Balls display light even toning with a hint of incidental scattered wear. Each includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 489 Fine Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1931-34(EX-EX/MT) Red and blue stitched Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." Vintage fountain pen signature rates 7-7/8 out of 10. Ball display light even toning and scattered spots of discoloration. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX-EX/MT ($10,000-$15,000) $9,783.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 490 Fine Late 1920s Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball (EX-EX/MT) Red and blue stitched Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweespot by Babe Ruth. Lou Gehrig appears on the adjacent panel in ideal position for display. Both are done in fountain pen rating 7/8-8 out of 10. Ball displays even toning and retains unusually bold stampings. A pinhole and small blemish on one panel are likely the result of prior display. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: EX-EX/MT ($10,000-$20,000) $13,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 491 Mickey Cochrane, Gabby Hartnett, and Ray Schalk autographed 3"x5" index cards. Signatures rate 9 to 9/10 out of 10, with Cochrane and Schalk personalized. Includes JSA auction LOA. Just a hint of very minor age toning: NM ($200-$400) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 492 Clark Griffith, Bucky Harris, and Heinie Manush autographed 3"x5" index cards. Signatures rate 8/9 to 10 out of 10. Includes JSA auction LOA. Just a hint of very minor age toning: NM ($150-$300) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 493 Mel Ott autographed index card. 3"x5" index card signed by Ott in blue ink. Signature rates a bold 9/10 out of 10. Includes JSA auction LOA. Signed side displays as NM, but back has some damage from album removal. ($400-$600) $440.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 494 Jimmie Foxx autographed index card. 3"x5" index card signed by Foxx in blue ink. Signature rates a bold 9/10 out of 10. Includes JSA auction LOA. Just a hint of very minor age toning: NM ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 495 Larry Lajoie autographed and dated index card. 3"x5" index card signed by Lajoie in blue ink with "7-26-53" date also added by Lajoie. Signature rates a bold 9/10 out of 10. Includes JSA auction LOA. Signed side displays as NM, but a portion of the mailing envelope is affixed to the back. ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 496 Honus Wagner autographed index card. 3"x5" index card signed by Wagner in vintage fountain pen. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes JSA auction LOA. Just a hint of very minor age toning: NM ($750-$1,000) $666.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 497 Rogers Hornsby autographed index card. 3"x5" index card signed by Hornsby in blue ink. Signature rates a bold 9/10 out of 10. Includes JSA auction LOA. Just a hint of very minor age toning: NM ($400-$600) $386.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 498 Ty Cobb autographed and dated index card. 3"x5" index card signed by Cobb in green ink with "7/31/53" date also added by Cobb. Signature rates a bold 9/10 out of 10. Includes full LOA from JSA. Just a hint of very minor age toning: NM ($750-$1,250) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 500 Rabbit Maranville autographed index card. 3"x5" index card signed by Maranville in pencil with "yours in sports" salutation also added by Maranville. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes JSA auction LOA. Just a hint of very minor age toning: NM ($200-$400) $300.00
 
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