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Back Items For The Auction of November 11, 2017  
 
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See a Picture of this Item 101 Uncommon J.F. Hillerich & Son "Ball Balanced" baseball bat c.1900-10. Early Louisville Slugger model bat measuring 32" long has a rich brown color and a "ball" shaped termination on the knob, reflecting its name brand. Bat presents nicely with an "H" crack to the back of the barrel and some dryness to end of barrel: VG-EX ($750-$1,500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 102 Exceptional Heyer Bros. folk art painted baseball bat c.1880-1900 (37 1/2"). Superlative representation of 19th century baseball equipment in the form of a painted ring decorated baseball bat of a maroon red undercoat having mustard painted ring decoration at center brand area. "Trade Mark Heyer Bros." in black stenciled lettering remains in excellent condition positioned on the center brand. The bat is of the highest quality of the era and retains a desirable original surface patination. Bat surface has some moderate indentations and surface wear along with several small specks of vintage green paint on the barrel end. One of the nicer examples of this type of bat we have handled: EX ($3,000-$4,000) $2,475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 103 1908 Baltimore Orioles large format team composite photograph. Rare photographic composite featuring portrait images of the Eastern League team members which surround Manager Jack Dunn and "Baltimore 1908" titling. Most notable of the group is Hall of Famer, Wilbert Robinson. Photo itself measures 13"x16" and is marked "H.C. Weasner" along the lower edge. It remains on the original 16"x20" mount and comes displayed in a vintage frame of slightly larger dimensions. In fine overall condition with some light toning and a hint of other discoloration visible on front: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 104 1910 Philadelphia Athletics "World's Champions" souvenir miniature glove and baseball. Pair of souvenir pieces that relate to the October 27, 1910 Testimonial Dinner given in honor of the Athletics Championship season which had ended just days before. The white leather split finger style glove (5" tall) has a Reach logo in the palm along with titling/text related to the event. The leather has some light toning and a few areas of scattered wear and/or upper surface loss. Red and blue stitched ball is similarly done by Reach and has vestiges of the same markings however these can not be readily discerned. A rare pair and the first we have offered in some time: Ball GD, Glove EX ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 105 Significant 1897 Boston vs. Baltimore baseball game cabinet photograph (VG-EX) Exceedingly rare 19th century game action photograph depicting the third game of a series played between the rival Boston and Baltimore clubs at Union Park in Baltimore. Taken from a right field vantage, an overflow crowd is shown seated at the fields' edge and atop the fence. Image quality is exceptional boasting crisp focus and fine contrast. Titled within the negative at bottom margin and marked "Copyright 1897 by E.D.McAfee" at lower right. Well preserved on the original mount with the photo measuring 7 1/2"x9 1/2". A horizontal crease extends across the image only breaking the surface slightly. There is a touch of light chipping to extreme edges. To the best of our knowledge, only one other example is known, without titling or photographer's credit, and presently resides within the Library of Congress. Important Baltimore baseball related artifact with desirable provenance from the Bready Collection: VG-EX ($7,500-$15,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 106 UPDATED DESCRIPTION: Significant Philadelphia Athletics team photograph with "Shoeless" Joe Jackson c.1908-09. Joe Jackson began his baseball career in 1900 at the tender age of 13 with the Brandon Mill baseball team in his South Carolina hometown. From an early age it was evident that Jackson was truly something special. Even the rural sandlot fields of South Carolina could not mask Jackson's raw talent and eventually the rest of the baseball world began to take notice. In 1908, Connie Mack and the Philadelphia Athletics purchased Jackson's contract from the Greenville Spinners of the Carolina Association for $325. Jackson had recently married and was reluctant to leave the comforts of his Southern hometown for the bustling Northeastern city of Philadelphia. Generally unhappy while in Philadelphia for portions of both the 1908 and 1909 seasons, Jackson had some trouble adjusting to life with the Athletics. In fact, on several occasions Connie Mack had to literally chase Jackson down after he fled the team. Consequently, he spent a portion of that time in the minor leagues. Jackson played most of the 1909 season with the South Atlantic League team in Savannah, Georgia for which he batted an astounding .358. It was clear that Jackson was simply not content with Philadelphia, and manager Mack was equally frustrated even though he clearly recognized the talent that Jackson possessed. Although Connie Mack was certainly one of the finest tacticians that the game has ever seen, he made a grave misjudgment in Jackson's case. After the 1909 season, Jackson was traded to the Cleveland Naps for Bris Lord and the rest is history. The offered original image pictures the Philadelphia Athletics team posed in full uniform either at Shibe Park or possibly a spring training stadium in the south. Players include Frank Baker, Eddie Collins, Eddie Plank, Chief Bender, Connie Mack (mgr.), and a twenty year old rookie Joe Jackson. BASED ON JACKSON'S LIMITED TENURE WITH THE CLUB (5 GAMES EACH FOR 1908 AND 1909) ALONG WITH THE PRESENCE OF IRA THOMAS THIS IMAGE COULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN BETWEEN DECEMBER OF 1908 AND MARCH 1909. Photo presents in fine overall condition with mentionable wear to the verso (a small strip of cloth tape remains affixed at upper back which also has a small pencil notation in one lower corner). Front is equal in condition to the finest known example; one of only 3 known examples. One of only a handful of images showing Jackson as a member of the Athletics on the cusp of his legendary, and now infamous, career: EX/MT ($15,000-$25,000) $13,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 107 Cy Young autograph in framed display. Exceptionally strong "Cy Young" autograph rating 9-9/10 out of 10 has the date "3/21-47" and "Peoli O" written above and below in his hand. Appears on wrinkled slip of paper (2.25"x3.5" visible area) which is housed in a 13"x15" framed display. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM/MT ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 108 Exquisite Patek Phillippe 14K gold pocket watch as owned by Dan McGann. Fine quality pocket watch is inscribed "D.L. McGann July 15th 1902" inside with his initials repeated on the outer casing. Marked "14K" and "Patek Phillipe" (on the face and inside) along with "Made For Mermod & Jaccard." Serial number "116118" is on the movement (appropriate for 1902 timeframe). Light handling wear with a pair of hairline cracks on the face and it would likely need little work to bring back to full working order (can be made to tick presently). Patek Phillippe timepieces are among the most sought after of any manufacturer with evident quality and timeless appeal. McGann played in the Major Leagues for a dozen seasons and was a member of the 1905 New York Giants Championship team: EX ($2,500-$5,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 109 1911 Boston Red Sox stock certificate. Original certificate of stock as issued in 1911 by the Boston American League Base Ball Club. Certificate measures 9"x11 1/2" and has been signed on the front by team president and treasurer. Few small border chips at lower right corner area: EX ($500-$1,000) $464.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 110 Tris Speaker Louisville Slugger decal bat c.1915. Louisville Slugger model "40 T.S." (dash-dot-dash) bat measuring 34" long has colorful decal applied to the barrel end. Uncracked with mild usage and some general surface wear/discoloration throughout. Decal remains approx. 85-90% intact with some scattered areas of loss: GD/VG ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 111 Ty Cobb Louisville Slugger decal bat c.1915. Louisville Slugger 31.5" model "40 T.C.J." Youth's bat has colorful "Georgia Peach" decal applied to the barrel. Uncracked with light surface wear throughout with some associated pitting. The decal remains approx. 95% intact with some very minor scattered flaws/loss: VG/EX ($750-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 112 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson decal decorated baseball bat c.1910-15. Louisville Slugger 40JJ model bat measures 32" long displaying a horizontal decal decoration of Joe Jackson on the barrel end. Decal remains in unrestored condition presenting approx. 80% intact. Handle has period black tape likely covering a crack or fissure of some sort: VG ($750-$1,500) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 113 1918 Christy Mathewson Chemical Warfare Service Captain's Appointment with related photo and telegraph. Significant official document as issued by the War Department on August 22, 1918, notes "The appointment of Christopher Mathewson as captain, Chemical Warfare Service, United States Army" with orders to report. His name is written across the bottom in fountain pen (unknown hand) along with "c/o Cincinnati Base Ball Club." The document (5"x7.5") is mounted (along top edge) within a heavy stock folder which also houses a period sepia toned photograph of Mathewson in full military dress (just under 5"x8", "Cincinnati Post" stamp on back along with ink notations, one of which reads "Send to Christy Mathewson"). Included Western Union Telegram from Mathewson to the Assistant of General Seibert (Commander of 1st Division, Western Front, during World War 1) begins, "Have accepted appointment..." with a request for further instructions. A notably important archive as relates to Mathewson's ill fated military service which ultimately cut short his career and led to a fatal bout with tuberculosis. light wear: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 114 Fine Frank Baker 40K "Kork Grip" model baseball bat c. 1914. Full size 34" long Louisville Slugger model 40K bat having "Frank Baker World's Championship Model" stamping on barrel end. The bat retains a large majority of its original "Kork Grip" handle along with related patent date stamp of 1914. Kork grip model bats have been documented in some cases to have been used by players during Major League Baseball games. Excellent professional caliber bat in desirable original condition: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 115 Scarce and possibly unique 1915 World Series scorecard (Babe Ruth's First World Series). Original cardboard scorecard (blank backed) as issued for the 1915 World Series between the Phillies and Red Sox, has printed lineups and displaying as partially scored. Players listed include Tris Speaker, Joe Wood, Harry Hooper, G.C. Alexander, Dave Bancroft, and Babe Ruth. The overall size measures 4"x4 1/2" having a vertical center fold line. Few small stains and creases on front with some partial paper residue on the verso from previous adhesion. Partially scored in blue ink for three players denoting its use for games #3 and #4 played in Boston. Based on the categories listed of runs and hits this may well have been some type of formally issued press scorecard or, perhaps, a gambling related card of some sort. Interesting and desirable piece relating to Babe Ruth's first World Series: VG ($1,500-$2,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 116 Babe Ruth store model baseball bat c.1917-21. Uncommon Babe Ruth store model bat dating primarily to his early career tenure with the Boston Red Sox. 34" long with repaired handle crack (some flaking) and early signature style stamping on barrel end. Area of grain swelling to the back of the barrel: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 117 Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox photograph c.1940s. Black and white 6 1/2"x8 1/2" image printed in the 1940s era depicting Ruth in Red Sox uniform c.1915-19. Few small edge creases/wrinkles and tiny tear at bottom left corner. Stamped by International News Service on the reverse: EX ($400-$600) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 118 Cy Young autographed baseball with 1903 Boston Americans teammates. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed across the side panel, "Cy Young." Additional autographs from Fred Parent (inscribed "Red Sox 1901-1908") and Tom Hughes ("1903 Champs") appear on other panels. All are done in ink rating 7 to 7/8 out of 10. Ball has mild toning and some scattered wear. Includes full LOA from JSA: Sigs. EX/MT, Ball EX ($2,000-$3,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 119 Ty Cobb Louisville Slugger baseball bat die. Original Ty Cobb facsimile signature brass baseball bat die used to brand his Louisville Slugger model bat. In the interest of securing the die against inappropriate use, the brand has been discreetly marked and kept on record. Desirable vintage H&B related collectible used in the famed bat manufacturing process. Direct from the Hillerich & Bradsby archives: EX ($500-$750) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 120 Lot of (7) original Louisville Slugger baseball bat dies. Group of seven cast brass baseball bat dies used to brand Louisville Slugger bats. Includes Bobby Murcer, Dave Kingman, Ron McDonald, Warren Cromarti, Jim Fregosi, Bobby Murcer, and Pete Rose. In the interest of securing the dies against inappropriate use, each brand has been discreetly marked and kept on record. Desirable vintage H&B related collectibles used in the famed bat manufacturing process. Direct from the Hillerich & Bradsby archives: EX ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 121 Lot of (14) original Louisville Slugger baseball bat dies. Group of cast brass baseball bat dies were used to brand Louisville Slugger bats. Includes Steve Garvey, Pedro Guerrero, Vic Antonetti, Rusty Torres, Kelly Snider, Terry Feldman, Dave Gamble, Jim Rau, Ed Levy, Jose Martinez, George A Bell, Tommy Davis, Elmore Hill, and Larry Johnson. In the interest of securing the dies against inappropriate use, each brand has been discreetly marked and kept on record. Desirable vintage H&B related collectibles used in the famed bat manufacturing process. Direct from the Hillerich & Bradsby archives:VG-EX ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 122 Lot of (7) original Louisville Slugger baseball bat dies. Group of seven cast brass baseball bat dies used to brand Louisville Slugger bats. Includes Goldsmith "Champion" model brand, "College No.", "Official Collegian", "Dobbs & Elie", Wilson A1550 model brand, "Knoxall" brand, and "Young Chicago". In the interest of securing the dies against inappropriate use, each brand has been discreetly marked and kept on record. Desirable vintage H&B related collectibles used in the famed bat manufacturing process. Direct from the Hillerich & Bradsby archives:VG-EX ($300-$500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 123 Lot of (5) original Louisville Slugger baseball bat dies. Group of five cast brass baseball bat dies used to brand Louisville Slugger bats. Includes ±Major Leaguee, ±Powerizede, ±Big Leaguee, ±Beck & Gregge, and ±Flame Temperede. In the interest of securing the dies against inappropriate use, each brand has been discreetly marked and kept on record. Desirable vintage H&B related collectibles used in the famed bat manufacturing process. Direct from the Hillerich & Bradsby archives: VG-EX ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 124 Lot of (8) original Louisville Slugger baseball bat dies. Group of cast brass baseball bat dies were used to brand Louisville Slugger bats. Includes "Genuine...Louisville Slugger", "Professional League", "Supreme Driver 300% Class", "Leader", "Slasher No. 100", "Burnt Oil Wagon Pole Finish", "Regulation", and "Walloper." In the interest of securing the dies against inappropriate use, each brand has been discreetly marked and kept on record. Desirable vintage H&B related collectibles used in the famed bat manufacturing process. Direct from the Hillerich & Bradsby archives:VG-EX ($400-$600) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 125 Lot of (6) original Louisville Slugger baseball bat dies. Group of cast brass baseball bat dies were used to brand Louisville Slugger bats. Includes "125 Louisville Slugger" centerbrand, "Flame Tempered", "Powerized", "Flame Tempered Home Run Area", "Pro Stock", and "Genuine." In the interest of securing the dies against inappropriate use, each brand has been discreetly marked and kept on record. Desirable vintage H&B related collectibles used in the famed bat manufacturing process. Direct from the Hillerich & Bradsby archives: VG-EX ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 126 Lot of (6) original Louisville Slugger baseball bat dies. Group of cast brass baseball bat dies were used to brand Louisville Slugger bats. Includes "Louisville Slugger" centerbrand, "Babe Herman", "Powerized", "Official League", "Cape Cod", Tony Conigliaro", and "Ken Boyer." In the interest of securing the dies against inappropriate use, each brand has been discreetly marked and kept on record. Desirable vintage H&B related collectibles used in the famed bat manufacturing process. Direct from the Hillerich & Bradsby archives:VG-EX ($400-$600) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 127 Lot of (15) original Louisville Slugger baseball bat dies. Group of cast brass baseball bat dies were used to brand Louisville Slugger bats. Includes Dick McAuliffe, Terry Lee, Arthur Gardner, Ron Kittle, Terry Mappin, Ellis Valentine, Fred Gladding, Bob Dernier, Bob Tolan, German Rivera, Mike Dimmel, Eddie Stevens, Jon Murray, and Charles Engel. In the interest of securing the dies against inappropriate use, each brand has been discreetly marked and kept on record. Desirable vintage H&B related collectibles used in the famed bat manufacturing process. Direct from the Hillerich & Bradsby archives:VG-EX ($400-$600) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 128 Lot of (6) original Louisville Slugger baseball bat dies. Group of cast brass baseball bat dies were used to brand Louisville Slugger bats. Includes Joe Cronin, Babe Herman, Charlie Keller, Dick Wakefield, Bill Moose Skowron, and Fred Walker. In the interest of securing the dies against inappropriate use, each brand has been discreetly marked and kept on record. Desirable vintage H&B related collectibles used in the famed bat manufacturing process.Direct from the Hillerich & Bradsby archives: VG-EX ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 129 Lot of (10) original Louisville Slugger baseball bat dies. Group of ten cast brass baseball bat dies were used to brand Louisville Slugger bats. Includes Texas Rangers, Anaheim Angels, Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2), San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, and Oakland Athletics. In the interest of securing the dies against inappropriate use, each brand has been discreetly marked and kept on record. Desirable vintage H&B related collectibles used in the famed bat manufacturing process. Direct from the Hillerich & Bradsby archives: VG-EX ($400-$600) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 130 Lot of (6) 1909-20 Major League baseball team letters. Nice collection of early 20th Century baseball team stationery with content related to proposed Spring Training and/or exhibition games to be played in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Includes 1909 "Chicago National League Baseball Club" (Cubs, with stamped signature of team President, Charles Murphy); 1911 "Cleveland Ball Club Company" (Naps, stamped signature of team secretary); 1912 "St. Louis National League Ball Club" (Cardinals, signed by Treasurer H.D. Seekamp); 1914 "Chicago White Sox American League Base Ball Club" (secretarial Comiskey signature); 1915 "St. Louis American League Base Ball Company" (Browns, stamped signature of team Pres. R.L. Hedges); 1920 "American Base Ball Club Of Philadelphia" (Athletics, signed by unknown on behalf of Connie Mack). Fold lines from mailing and other light to mild scattered wear/toning. Three pieces have chip to lower left corner: GD-EX ($400-$600) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 131 1890-1920s Sporting News and Spink correspondence and related pieces incl. Ring Lardner letter. Interesting group of correspondence (24 pieces) from the offices of the famed publication and publisher to Frank Parke who is acknowledged in one 1920 dated letter as "our correspondent since 1887." Earliest dates to 1890 (signed A.H. Spink) and there are a pair from 1893 (on beautifully illustrated stationery, one signed by C.C. Spink). Balance date from teens and early 20s with 1911 letter signed by Ring Lardner ("R.W. Lardner"), (4) signed by Charles Spink (one secreterial), and all others signed by Editor Earl Obenshain (one secreterial). Also includes an early "Instructions To Correspondents" sheet, 1922 "Representative" card (secreterial Spink sig), a pair of mailing envelopes, and a period telegram. Varying degrees of wear throughout with corner/edge chipping to lower left corner of many pieces. Includes auction LOA from JSA (with regard to Lardner letter): GD-EX ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 132 Lot of (4) 1909-1915 Frank Navin autographed letters on Tigers stationery. Series of letters on "Detroit Base Ball Company" stationery with content related to Spring Training and/or Exhibition games and (1) regarding players. Two mention Hugh Jennings who was then Managing the Tigers. Each is signed in fountain pen rating 7 to 8/9 out of 10. Varying degrees of mild to moderate wear and toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: GD-EX ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 133 1916 Hugh Jennings autographed letter with baseball content. Rare early correspondence on "Jennings & Jennings" law office stationery has been signed "Hugh Jennings" in fountain pen rating 8 out of 10. Written to Times Record Sports Editor Frank Parke and reads in part, "I have not the spring schedule at hand...You might write to Charles Navin, Sec'y of the Detroit Team and he will give you all the data on our exhibition trip..." Light fold lines from mailing/storage and a touch of other wear. Toning at extreme right edge. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Letter EX ($1,000-$2,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 134 1915 Miller Huggins autographed letter on Cardinals stationery. Rare early letter written while Huggins was serving as both Manager and player for St. Louis to Times Record Sports Editor Frank Parke. Content relates to an offer extended that would allow the Cardinals to do their off season training in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Signed "M.J. Huggins" in fountain pen rating 8 out of 10. Light fold lines and a touch of other wear including a section of paper which is missing at lower left. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Letter see description ($1,500-$2,500) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 135 1912 Connie Mack autographed letter on Athletics stationery. Ornate "American Base Ball Club Of Philadelphia" stationery with typed letter to Frank Parke of The Fort Smith Times-Record. Signed "Connie Mack" in fountain pen rating 8-8/9 out of 10. Light fold line from mailing with other light wear and some corner/edge chipping. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Letter VG ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 136 1912 Miller Huggins autographed handwritten letter. November 10, 1912 dated handwritten letter has been signed, "M.J. Huggins." Content reads in part, "âHaven't given the subject of training quarters much though as yet but intend to very soonâ" This is with regard to Spring Training for the 1913 season, the year Huggins took over Managerial duties for the club (while still playing). Signature and handwriting rate 8/9 out of 10. Light fold lines and small section of paper missing at lower left corner. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Letter see description ($1,500-$2,500) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 137 1914 Mordecai Brown secretarial signed letter on Federal League stationery. February 20, 1914 typed letter on "St. Louis Federal League Base Ball Club". Content relates to proposed exhibition games. Light fold lines with other scattered wear to include scattered small tears/chips at edges and some light toning. A rare piece of correspondence from one of the more notable players to have shifted from the Major Leagues to the upstart Federal League: Sig. EX-EX/MT, Letter GD/VG ($500-$1,000) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 138 Lot of (2) 1913 "New York-Chicago World's Base Ball Tour" letters. Pair of letters on ornate stationery which pictures Hall of Famers Charles Comiskey and John J. McGraw as issued to promote the exhibition tour on which they were to embark. June 1st dated letter has fantastic content announcing the tour and has been signed by a secretary on behalf of Charles Comiskey. July 3rd dated letter acknowledges a game which was intended to be played in Fort Smith, Arkansas, has been signed by N.L. O'Neill. Fold lines and other mild toning/wear along with some chipping to corners/edges: VG-EX ($400-$600) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 139 1910s-20s Western League related documents, letters, and ephemera. Includes 1911 and '12 Western Association heavy stock season passes; 1914 letter from Spalding regarding League averages; 1920 "Base Ball Adoption Contract" between Spalding and the Western Association which would have made them the official supplier of balls to the League (file copy, unsigned); 1922 dated letter from Rawlings (with envelope) regarding a meeting between the Company and the League; and approx. (20) 1910 to early '20s League related letters and telegrams with some interesting content. Varying degrees of wear throughout: GD-EX ($400-$600) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 140 Lot of (3) Charles "Boss" Schmidt autographed pieces. Trio of "Chas. Schmidt" signed pieces to include: Oct. 21, 1914 statement regarding his upcoming appearance in a game played vs. "Walter Johnsons All Stars" (with related typewritten summary pages); portion of "Fort Smith Times Record" stationery which is signed by Schmidt as Manager of his team in the aforementioned game that looks to have been issued as a field pass of some sort (chip to lower right corner, larger piece missing at left edge); two page handwritten letter dated 9/24/1915 and signed "Chas Schmidt." Content relates to games and travel. Portion of each page is missing at lower left. Signatures rate 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Mild general wear (in addition to that which is already mentioned) and toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 141 Lot of (17) 1910s-20s Minor League baseball team letters. Interesting collection of Minor League baseball team stationery dating to the 1910s and early '20s. Includes Joplin Base Ball Club, Indianapolis Athletics Association/Base Ball Club, St. Paul American Association Ball Club (4), Fort Worth Base Ball Assn., Little Rock Base Ball Association (3), Rochester Baseball Club, Paris Baseball Association (2), San Antonio Base Ball Club, Kansas City Base Ball Club, Topeka Base Ball Association, and Omaha Base Ball Club. All have baseball content and all but (2) are signed by club related executive. Varying degrees of wear throughout: GD-EX ($300-$500) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 142 1914 Charles Comiskey autographed letter. October 8, 1914 dated letter on "Chicago White Sox American League Base Ball Club" stationery has been signed "Chas. A. Comiskey." Fountain pen signature rates 9 out of 10. Content relates to an invitation to train in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Light fold lines from mailing with a hint of other light wear/toning and small chip at lower left corner. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Letter VG/EX ($750-$1,250) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 143 1913 "New York-Chicago World's Base Ball Tour" letter. Ornate gilt embossed stationery picturing Hall of Famers Charles Comiskey and John J. McGraw was issued to promote the exhibition tour on which they were to embark. Content relates to conditions under which the teams would play at stops along the way and the letter has been signed by a secretary on behalf of Charles Comiskey. Fold lines and other light wear/toning with small chip to lower left corner: VG-EX ($400-$600) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 144 Lot of (7) 1911-14 Major League baseball team letters. Nice collection of early 20th Century baseball team stationery with content related to proposed Spring Training and/or exhibition games to be played in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Includes 1911 "Chicago National League Baseball Club" (Cubs, with stamped signature of team President Charles Murphy); 1911 "Cleveland Ball Club Company" (signed by team Secretary W.R. Blackwood); 1911 "St. Louis American League Base Ball Company" (Browns, stamped signature of team Pres. R.L. Hedges); 1912 "St. Louis National League Ball Club" (Cardinals, signed by Secretary W.G. Schofield); 1912 "New York Base Ball Club" (Highlanders, signed by Secretary R.H. McCutcheon); 1912 "Chicago White Sox American League Base Ball Club" (signed by Harry Grabiner); and 1914 "Boston American League Baseball Club" (Red Sox, signed by Secretary E.L. Riley). Fold lines from mailing and other light to mild scattered wear/toning. Four pieces have chip to lower left corner: GD-EX ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 145 Lot of (2) Federal League player Charlie Carr autographed letters. Carr (d.1932) played from 1898-1906 in the Major Leagues and was a member of the 1914 Federal League Indianapolis Hoosiers. Includes 1911 dated letter on "Kansas City Base Ball Club" stationery and 1912 on his Sporting Goods Company stationery. Signatures rate 8/9 out of 10. Light fold lines to both with some light wear and small chip at lower to corner to one letter. The other has more pronounced discoloration/toning at areas and some small chips/tears. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Letters GD/VG-EX ($200-$400) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 146 Lot of (4) 1914-15 Federal League letters regarding exhibition games. Rare correspondence as sent by teams to Frank Parke of the Ft. Smith Base Ball Club. Includes 1914 dated letter on "Federal League Of Professional Base Ball Clubs" stationery signed by secretary G.S. William; 1914 dated letter on "St. Louis Federal League Base Ball Club" stationery signed by the team Treasurer; 1915 dated letter "C Feds Chicago Federal League Baseball Club" stationery with G.S. Williams stamped signature; and 1914 dated letter on "Chamber of Commerce" stationery signed by Harry Neily as "Secretary Kansas City Federal League Baseball Club." Fold lines from mailing/storage along with some additional toning/wear. Each has small chip to lower corner(s) which is larger on the St. Louis piece: GD-VG ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 147 1911 E.S. Barnard and 1915 William Harridge autographed letters. Includes 9/25/1911 dated letter on beautifully illustrated "Cleveland Ball Club Company" stationery which has been signed "E.S. Barnard" and 4/16/15 dated letter "American League Professional Base Ball Clubs" stationery signed "William Harridge." Signatures rate 8 out of 10 and both pieces have mailing folds and other light/mild wear and a touch of toning. Choice content and unusually early examples. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sigs. EX/MT-NM, Letters VG/EX ($300-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 148 1893-1920s Ft. Smith Base Ball Association related correspondence and ephemera. Interesting archive of material from the Frank Parke files as relates to what are likely (2) or (3) different incarnations of a team called the Ft. Smith Base Ball Association. Includes 1893 heavy paper stock season pass and 1893 dated stock certificate conveying ownership of (1) share of stock in the team; 2/3/1911 Western Union Telegram from E.S. Barnard to Parke regarding an exhibition game vs. Cleveland Indians; 3/21/11 letter of "Cleveland Ball Club Company" stationery advising Parke of the squad the Indians were to send to play an exhibition game; (18) 1909-1910s letters signed by "M.J. Finn" who appears to have been a financier of Ft. Smith and a confidant of Parke; (18) 1909-13 letters from an A.Riggs who served as Ft. Worth Manager at one time; and handful of additional letters/pieces. Varying degrees of wear throughout: GD-EX ($400-$600) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 149 Large c.1910s-20s archive of correspondence from the Frank Parke files (approx. 60 pieces). Interesting assortment of letters (both typed and handwritten), telegrams, and related pieces from the Parke files and nearly all related to his work with the Ft. Smith baseball team or his position as sports editor of the local paper. There are (2) letters on Spalding stationery, (1) A.J. Reach Company, (2) Sporting Life, and the balance from a large mix of different individuals, Companies, and organizations. A fascinating glimpse into the workings of early 20th Century baseball in the Western part of the Country. Varying degrees of wear throughout: GD-EX ($400-$600) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 150 Lot of (3) George "Rube" Foster handwritten letters. Includes Oct. 7, 1915 dated (2) page letter with choice content related to the World Series in which he was about to play as a member of the Red Sox; Oct 15, 1915 dated letter written (2) days after Boston had won a World Series title; and earlier 1912 dated letter with mention of the "worlds series." Each is signed "Geo. Foster" in pencil/ink rating 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Touch of light toning and wear which is more pronounced on 1912 dated piece. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG-NM ($200-$400) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 151 Interesting lot of 1910s baseball related correspondence. Includes 1911 and 1912 dated letters on "Chicago White Sox American League Base Ball Club" stationery. The 1911 is secretarially signed on behalf of Charles Comiskey, 1912 signed by Grabiner; 1917 dated typewritten letter from Clark Griffith (unsigned) on "Washington Base Ball Club" stationery with message regarding a fund to purchase baseball equipment for front line soldiers; (2) 1911 letters on "Cleveland Base Ball Company" stationery signed by secretary Blackwood; "Baseball Publishing Company" letterhead with typed announcement regarding "$50.00 Bull Durham Check For Players" who hit an advertising signed which hung in the outfield; (17) additional 1917-18 dated letters on "Baseball Publishing Company" stationery with several related to the contest (some with other content); 1917 handwritten letter from Cardinals scout, Eddie Herr on "Robison Field" stationery; 1920 letter on "St. Louis National Baseball Club" stationery (with envelope); 1912 and 15 letters on "St. Louis American League Base Ball Company" stationery (1915 with related file copy letter it was in response to). Varying degrees of toning/wear throughout: GD-EX ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 152 1911 James J. Corbett autographed letter. December 5, 1911 typewritten letter on his personal pictorial stationery has been signed "Jas. J. Corbett" in fountain pen rating 8/9 out of 10. Light toning and mild wear (including chips and some small tears) to edges. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Letter GD/VG ($200-$400) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 153 1950 Dick Manville Boston Braves professional model home jersey. Cream colored flannel jersey with the "Braves" team logo on front has number "39" on back. "Manville" embroidered strip tag appears in the collar with "Horace Partridge" and size "46" tags above. In the tail is a "50" embroidered year tag. Evident usage and wash wear with what looks to be custom hemming to the front tail which was done by the team in the period. A Braves logo patch was removed from the left sleeve and material which perfectly matches the flannel jersey was used to cover up the resulting hole; given the skill with which this was done we presume that it too was likely done by the team in the period (or a Minor League team to which the jersey was handed down). Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,500) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 154 Rare Larry "Yogi" Berra professional model baseball bat c.1951-52. Beautiful early playing career exemplar of Louisville Slugger 125 model number measuring 35" long and weighing 34.6oz. The bat exhibits very fine evident use including ball marks and stitching impressions. Light brown patination with desirable early "Larry Berra" facsimile signature stamp on the barrel and model R43 stamped don knob end. The bat has a professionally repaired handle crack and small knob chip neither of which detract in any fashion from the visual appearance of the bat. Highly desirable early career model dating to the 1951-52 period during which was the only time which Berra ordered this particular bat model. Offered for the first time at public auction. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA (GU8): EX-EX/MT ($5,000-$7,500) $9,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 155 1955 Del Rice St. Louis Cardinals professional model home jersey. Cream colored flannel jersey with the Cardinals birds on bat logo embroidered across the front has player number "18" on back. "Rawlings" tag appears on front tail with adjacent size "44" tag and the name "Del Rice" is embroidered just below. Inside are the wash tag and "Set 1 1955" flag tag. Well preserved with usage and wash wear evident throughout. Some very minor scattered red discoloration is presumably from the undershirts worn by St. Louis in the period. Rice spent (10) seasons with the Cardinals and was a member of their 1946 World Series Championship team. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 156 1952 Bobby Thomson professional model All-Star Game bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat has "Thomson" block lettered into the barrel along with "All Star Game Philadelphia 1952." It measures 35" long and weighs 34.4oz with model number "R16" stamped in the knob. Light scattered surface and perhaps a hint of light usage wear. Thomson had a pair of at bats (0-2) in the game which took place in Shibe Park and would mark his third and final All-Star appearance. A notably rare game bat with this being one of only a few to reach the market from this noted player. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($5,000-$7,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 157 Cleveland Indians professional model jacket c.1950s Blue satin jacket with red trim has the Indians logo patch on left front chest. "MacGregor" tag inside notes size, "42." Well preserved with usage and wash wear evident throughout. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 158 Highly significant Jackie Robinson professional model baseball glove c.1948-50 (PSA/DNA). For young baseball fans in New York, the 1940-50s period may have been the most exciting of the 20th century. The powerhouse Yankees were seemingly in contention every season with the New York Giants rating as a formidable opponent as well. However, it was the Brooklyn Dodgers whose popularity among their fans escalated to an almost cult like following. Most notably, in 1947, that very fan base was expanded in a way that none previously could have understood or, in many cases, ever thought possible. Jackie Robinson debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and the game would never be the same. During Jackie's career with the Dodgers he and his family resided at two properties in the New York area. From 1947 to 1949 the Robinsons lived on Tilden Ave. in Brooklyn, NY after which point they moved to 11240 177th St. in Queens where they remained until 1955. When Jackie Robinson and his family moved to Queens, his son, Jackie Robinson Jr., became acquainted with a young man by the name of Alan Colon. Alan and his family resided diagonally across the street from the Robinsons at 11223 177th St. in Queens. To think of the excitement for young Alan Colon to have shared the friendship with the younger Robinson during such a thrilling time for Dodgers baseball must have been immeasurable. During the boys friendship there were three very special occasions on which Alan Colon accompanied young Jackie Jr. and his father to Ebbets Field to watch a Dodgers game. One such instance took place on September 26, 1954 when Alan and Jackie Jr. enjoyed the amazing experience of being down on the field with the Dodgers- players before the game. A series of (13) original black and white images were taken to memorialize the visit picturing Alan Colon with various players included Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, Duke Snider, Sandy Amoros, and Don Newcombe among others. One of the photos depicts Alan and Pee Wee Reese along with Jackie Robinson Jr. Interestingly, none of the images show Alan or Jackie Jr. with Jackie Robinson himself. At first examination, that factor would be "disappointing" to the history of the experience until it was confirmed that the reasoning was due to the fact that Jackie Robinson was taking the photographs for the boys! After one of the visits to Ebbets Field, Alan Colon went back to the Robinson home and was presented with a special surprise, which to this date ranks among the most memorable of his life. Jackie Robinson presented young Alan with one of the gloves that he had used while playing with the Dodgers. Robinson himself exclaimed that is was one a only a few that he ever wore while playing for Brooklyn. After careful consideration, Dr. Alan Colon has now elected to share this very special glove with the collecting public and in the spirit of what Jackie Robinson stood for will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Negro League Baseball Museum. The glove itself is a top of the line professional model Wilson A2004 fielder's glove, which retains its original black manufacturer-s label on the back strap and exhibits evident use throughout. Glove surface presents beautifully with medium brown patination to top grade tanned steer hide leather with visible "Streamline Kurv-Form Fingers" patent stamping visible on outer pinky finger. Clearly visible "42" written in period black marker resides just to the right of the Wilson label on the back strap. The webbing area of the glove has been replaced with a vintage Wilson web identical to the original model and some of the lacings were replaced due to typical dryness/age damage. Wilson label exhibits some light to moderate tattering and the interior glove pocket shows exceptional use with well-defined wear. Additionally, included is an original typewritten autographed letter from Jackie Robinson to Alan Colon in response to a note he had mailed to Jackie. Signed, "Jackie Robinson" in blue ink rating 8 out of 10. The content of the letter also sends regard to Alan from Jackie (Jr.) which further corroborates their friendship as young boys. Professional model baseball gloves used by Hall of Fame members are among the most scarce and difficult equipment items to obtain with special note to the extraordinary authentication challenges presented by the medium. The offered Jackie Robinson professional model glove is without argument the most substantiated and substantive example to have been offered at public auction. Its documentation of similar model use by Robinson through photographic comparison coupled with proper professional stampings and period "42" number identification are exemplary. Perhaps equally significant is the inclusion of numerous vintage supportive evidentiary pieces including the original photographs and signed letter from Robinson himself. As indicated by Jackie Robinson to Alan Colon, and corroborated by the scant existence of Robinson gloves within the marketplace it is proper to place this specimen at the top of the known population. Exceptional rarity with enormous historical import and investment grade value. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, LOA from PSA/DNA (glove), full LOA from JSA (letter autograph), (13) original 4e square photographs, Original 1957 letter to Alan Colon signed by Jackie Robinson, and letter of provenance from Dr. Alan Colon: VG-EX ($150,000-$300,000) $110,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 159 Very fine Jackie Robinson professional model baseball bat c.1952-53 (PSA/DNA GU9). Exemplary specimen as originally obtained by a Pittsburgh area gentleman who worked at a local hotel where the visiting players frequented during road trips. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34 1/2" long and weighs 34.9oz. exhibiting superb use including ball marks, stitching impressions, grain swelling from ball contact, and stitching impressions. Model number S100 is stamped on knob end with bold trademark and facsimile signature stampings presenting on the barrel. The bat may be dated to the 1952-53 seasons based on his Louisville Slugger bat records in comparison to model/specifications. Beautiful example which absolutely ranks among the highest condition grade Robinson game bats in the hobby. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA (GU9), LOA from Hunt Auctions, and letter of provenance from the family of the original recipient: EX-MT ($50,000-$100,000) $55,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 160 Willard Mullin original artwork featuring "The Bum" c.1950s Choice original has been signed at lower right "Willard Mullin" and prominently features the famed Brooklyn Dodger "Bum." Framed to 16"x19" with the work measuring just those dimensions and showing some light general wear: EX ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 161 Roy Campanella autograph. Vintage blue ink "Best Wishes, Roy Campanella" signature rating 8 out of 10 appears on toned section of paper with irregular edges and some tape stains. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. EX/MT ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 162 Jackie Robinson signed 8"x10" photograph. Striking sepia toned portrait photograph has been signed "To Marion, with best wishes, Jackie Robinson" at lower left. Ink signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Photo has a touch of wear to corners/edges (small chip at lower left) which would have no effect when framed for display. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the original recipient: EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 163 Jackie Robinson autographed business card. Pencil "Jackie Robinson" signature rating 8/9 out of 10 appears on a "Bergen Evening Record" business card. Card has a pinhole near top, some light wear, and mild toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Card GD/VG ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 164 Rare Duke Snider professional model baseball bat c.1955-57. *Model number updated in description ("C117L"). Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Snider facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 33.4oz. Model number "C117L" has been factory stamped in the knob. Evident usage wear includes grain swelling (primarily concentrated on the upper hitting surface) due to repeated contact and some scattered rack marks. A small chip on the knob and minor crack to reverse of the barrel have been professionally restored. A notarized statement relays that bat was obtained from the estate of former Major League player Don Gile. Seldom offered and highly desirable Snider game bat dating the Brooklyn Dodgers storied Championship era. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA: EX ($4,000-$5,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 165 Rare 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers team autographed Fontainebleau Hotel menu. Oversized original foldout menu from the legendary Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach which has been signed on the reverse by (19) members of the World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers. Players include Robinson, Campanella, Gilliam, Lasorda, Podres, and Newcombe. Signatures present beautifully ranging from 8-10 out of 10. Menu remains in generally fine condition with a center horizontal fold line. Dated March 11, 1955 at the top with inscription to the recipient. Includes full LOA from JSA: Menu: EX, Signatures: NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 166 Fine 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers team autographed baseball (World Champions). Cream color Giles NL baseball signed by (25) members of the World Champion Dodgers to include Koufax, Drysdale, Alston, Wills, Roseboro, Parker, and Osteen. Signatures range from 7-9 out of 10. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 167 1956 World Series souvenir pennant. Original full size pennant as issued for the 1956 World Series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees having graphics for the team hats at the left side. Body of the pennant has some age fading with pinholes at the corners. Retains its original tassels: VG-EX ($400-$600) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 168 Jackie Robinson autographed large format print. Bold blue ink "Best Wishes Jackie Robinson" signature rating 9 out of 10 appears on an 11"x14" color print. Displays beautifully with (1) horizontal crease and just a hint of other light wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Print EX ($1,000-$2,000) $743.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 169 Hall of Fame Dedication Ceremony broadside c.1958. Period piece done on heavy stock promoting the "New Baseball Hall Of Fame Dedication Ceremony" which marked the day when their famed Plaque Gallery opened. Noted below is the Phillies vs. Senators game which was to take place later that afternoon at Doubleday Field (won by Washington). Displayed in vintage 18.5"x27.5" wooden frame with visible wear including creasing and discoloration along with what look to be some small tear near top right corner: GD ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 170 Ted Williams Louisville Slugger cardboard advertising display piece c.1950s. Thick stock easel back display sign depicting a caricature of Ted Williams endorsing Louisville Slugger model bats. 15"x20" with some typical edge wear including two pinholes at top corners: VG-EX ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 171 1976 Hall of Fame Induction autographed ball with (23) signatures. Spalding C.Feeney Official National League baseball has been signed by (23) incl. Hubbard, Grimes, Marquard, Lindstrom, Coveleski, Cronin, Kelly, and others. Ink signatures rate 6/7-8 out of 10 with (1) lesser. Ball displays light toning and a few minor scattered flaws. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sigs. EX, Ball EX/MT ($500-$750) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 172 Hall of Fame autographed baseball with Jackie Robinson. Rawlings "Playmaker" baseball has been signed by (18) Hall of Fame members incl. Robinson, Stengel, Goslin, Dickey, Berra, Gehringer, Traynor, Grove, Dean, Aaron, Koufax, and Musial. Also signed by Johnny Vander Meer. All are done in ink rating 7/8 to 8 out of 10. Ball is a shade off white with small "George 3" notation. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($1,000-$1,500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 173 Vintage Willie Mays single signed baseball c.1960s. Off white Giles NL ball having light soiling signed on side panel by Mays in blue ink. Desirable playing career style signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 174 High grade 1954 American League All-Star Game pennant. Full sized 30" long blue felt pennant is nicely decorated with screened on text, titling, and graphic. Roster scroll at left end lists player names incl. Mantle, Berra, and Stengel. In fine overall condition with a touch of light wear: EX/MT ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 175 Gene Woodling autographed professional model baseball bat c.1950s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Woodling facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 36" long and weighs 36oz. Model number "O16" has been factory stamped in the knob. Uncracked with strong usage wear evident throughout and contact marks concentrated on the upper hitting surface. Signed "Gene Woodling" in black marker rating 9 out of 10. Desirable bat from a key member of (6) World Series Championship teams. Includes auction LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 176 Roberto Clemente autographed postcard c.1950s. Choice early career "Best Wishes Roberto Clemente" fountain pen signature rates 8/9 out of 10. It appears on a mid to late 1950s postcard which has some cancellation marks on the front and the outline of a removed postage stamp (with some resulting surface loss). Displayed within 13"x15" frame and the back has been examined. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Postcard displays VG ($1,000-$1,500) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 177 Ted Kluszewski professional model baseball bat c.1950s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Kluszewski facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 34" long and weighs 31.6oz. Model number "H117" has been factory stamped in the knob. Usage wear is evident throughout with scattered ball and contact marks along with a repaired handle crack. A seldom offered game bat from one of the biggest stars of the era. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 178 1958 Bob Cerv Kansas City Athletics professional model home jersey. Cream colored flannel jersey has Athletics team name across the front and number "33" on back. On the left sleeve is a team logo patch. Wilson tag on front tail notes size (46) and embroidered above is "Set 1 No 33 58" denoting set number, player number, and year. Well preserved with evident usage and wash wear throughout. A very nice all original example dating to what was arguably Cerv's finest season in the game. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750-$1,000) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 179 Significant 1957 Nellie Fox Gold Glove Award. Prestigious award as bestowed annually upon the games' premier defensive players dates to the first season in which they were issued. A full size gold finished Rawlings glove with "Major League All Star Fielding Team" impressed titling is displayed upon rectangular mahogany base. A figural baseball fielder stands alongside with free standing brass placard which reads, "1957 Rawlings Gold Glove Award, 2B Nelson Fox, The Sporting News All Star Fielding Team". This 1957 award was the first of three Fox would earn while playing in Chicago, the city where he established his legacy as one of the greatest second basemen of All-Time. Notably significant with regard to the early year of issue and relative scarcity of awards presented to so notable a player. Hint of light natural age and handling wear. Includes letter of provenance signed by Mrs. Nelson Fox: EX-EX/MT ($25,000-$35,000) $15,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 180 Rare 1963 Topps #540 Roberto Clemente autographed card. Blue ink "Roberto Clemente" signature rating 8 out of 10 appears on slightly off center original card which shows a hint of light wear. Authenticated and encapsulated by SGC: Sig. NM, Card VG/EX ($2,500-$5,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 181 1959 Roberto Clemente autographed Pittsburgh Pirates expense voucher. September 25, 1959 dated "Pittsburgh Athletic Company Semi-Monthly Expense Voucher" has been signed "Roberto Clemente." Blue ink signature rates 9-9/10 out of 10. Typewritten content relates to his expenses during Spring Training. The piece has a Clemente postage stamp affixed (along with 1969 Baseball Centennial stamp) and is cancelled on the First Day Of Issue. Light fold lines. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from SGC: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 182 Richie Ashburn autographed professional model baseball bat c.1961. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Ashburn facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 34.5" long and weighs 31.6oz. Model number "U1" has been factory stamped in the knob and player number "1" is written on either end in vintage marker. Uncracked with a touch of light surface and possible usage wear. Signed "Richie Ashburn" in black marker rating 8 out of 10. A rare bat being only the second Ashburn we have offered at auction in the last (10) years. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and auction LOA from JSA: Bat EX, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($5,000-$7,500) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 183 1966 Pittsburgh Pirates team signed baseball. Wilson "Pittsburgh Pirates" marked baseball has been signed by (19) incl. Clemente, Stargell, Mazeroski, Blass, Alou, Law, Pagan, and others. Ink signatures rate 7/8-8 out of 10. Ball displays mild toning/soiling and some light scattered wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball VG/EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 184 1967 Bill Mazeroski Gold Glove Award. Prestigious figural award as presented annually to the premier defensive players of the National and American League by position. Mahogany wooden plinth base displays a full size gilt painted Rawlings leather glove with "Major League All Star Fielding Team" impressed black lettering. Glove is positioned atop a central pedestal with applied image of Mazeroski on brass facade with two gilt painted baseballs perched on metal pedestals flanking. Brass placard displayed on front of base inscribed, "2b Bill Mazeroski 8th Award 1967 The Sporting News National League All-Star Fielding Team". 16" long with some light surface wear and some age toning to the surface of the leather glove. Includes original newspaper photo picturing Mazeroski receiving the award. Includes original 1967 typewritten letter from Rawlings informing Mazeroski of his award: EX-EX/MT ($40,000-$50,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 185 1963 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates professional model home jersey (MEARS A8). Cream colored vest style jersey has "Pirates" team name across the front with number "21" below. The number also appears on back. Rawlings manufacturers tag on the front tail notes size (42) and "Clemente 63" in chain stitch embroidered below. Inside are the wash and "Set 1 1963" flag tags. Usage and wash wear are evident throughout along with some natural age related toning. In addition, there is some spotting throughout. Small hole is present at the back of the shirt where the numeral ±1e has slightly pulled from the jersey body. A handwritten notation in the jersey reading "Para Roberto Ivan de Guichy" as was originally presented to the recipient from Roberto Clemente-s sister. The jersey has been retained by the original recipient until its current offering and will now present as one of the finer known examples of the 19609s period. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and MEARS (Graded A8) along with letter of provenance from the original recipient: EX ($100,000-$200,000) $125,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 186 Boog Powell autographed professional model baseball bat c.1965-68. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Powell facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 36.4oz. Model number "O16" has been factory stamped in the knob which has an indecipherable vintage marker notation that has partially faded from view. Uncracked with exceptionally strong evident usage wear with grain swelling to barrel which is covered in ball/contact marks. Signed "Boog Powell" in marker rating 8 out of 10. A fine example with outstanding display value. Includes auction LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($500-$750) $440.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 187 Pittsburgh Pirates autographed 1960 World Series program. Original program as issued for 1960 World Series game played at Pittsburgh having been signed on the front cover by (27) players most of whom were on the 1960 World Championship team. Signatures include Clemente, Stargell, Mazeroski, Face, Virdon, Law, and Trucks. Signatures range from 7 to 9 out of 10. Program has some tape reinforcement to its spine area. Matted and framed archivally. Includes full LOA from JSA: Program: EX, Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 188 1962 Milt Pappas professional model All-Star Game bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat has Pappas facsimile signature burned into the barrel which is lettered "1962 All Star Game Washington" in block letter. Measures 35" long and weighs 31.5oz with model number "G79" stamped in the knob. Uncracked with use including ball, cleat, and rack marks. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 189 Paul Blair and Curt Blefary professional model baseball bats c.1965-68. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Blair facsimile signature burned into the barrel, has model number "B267" stamped in the knob and displays strong usage wear; Blefary bat has model "B273" stamped in the knob and has some light surface wear with little visible use. A nice pair dating to early in the respective careers of these standout Orioles players. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 190 Lot of (2) uncommon 1959 Chicago White Sox AL Championship souvenir pennants. Both are full size red pennants with player names on scroll and Sox logo at the left side. Very clean overall with the scroll pennant having chip to the point area: Range EX-NM ($300-$500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 191 Baltimore Orioles ushers uniform c.1960s. Includes orange mesh hat with "Orioles" patch on front; orange sportcoat with "Orioles" logo patch on left front chest and "Hanover Uniform Co" tag inside; black pants with orange accent stripe (size 36, name written in waistband in vintage marker); black clip-on tie with "Orioles" embroidered team name. Use and some general age related wear throughout: EX ($400-$600) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 192 1966 Andy Etchebarren autographed professional model World Series bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat has Etchebarren facsimile signature burned into the barrel which also reads "1966 - World Series Baltimore Orioles." The bat measures 34.5" long and weighs 35.6oz with model number "S226" stamped in the knob. Signed in black marker rating 8/9 out of 10 with a touch of light surface and possible usage wear. Etchebarren spent the better part of (12) seasons with the Orioles and was a key member of both the 1966 and 1970 Championship teams. Includes auction LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $941.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 193 1969 Chico Salmon professional model World Series bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat has "196 - World Series, Chico Salmon, Baltimore Orioles" block lettered into the barrel. The bat measures 34.5" long and weighs 32oz with model number "G97" stamped in the knob. Uncracked with usage and some general age related wear including grain swelling/separation. Salmon played with Orioles for only (4) seasons but made appearances in the 1969, 70, and 1971 World Series with the team. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 194 Vintage Mickey Mantle single signed baseball c.1960-70s. Lightly toned "Crescent League Champion" model ball signed across the sweet spot by Mantle in blue ink. Signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Ball itself is suspended within a period brass display rack which has left one small mounting hole at the top and small circular impression at the bottom. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 195 Rare vintage Roger Maris single signed baseball c.1960s. Lightly toned Giles NL baseball signed by Maris in blue ink on a side panel. Signature rates 7/8 out of 10. The ball itself presents very nicely with some light even toning. Very uncommon playing career non personalized Maris single in fine condition grade. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $1,410.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 196 1956 New York Yankees "American League Champs" pennant. Seldom offered 26" long felt pennant has screened on titling/text and batter graphic. Mild discoloration throughout along with scattered wear and at least (2) pinholes from prior mounting: GD/VG ($200-$400) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 197 1961 New York Yankees World Series Champions autograph display. Oversized framed display (34"x42") includes autographs from a total of (44) team members on postcards, index cards, trading cards, and other type items. Most notable are Roger Maris (1963 Topps "Yankee Rally" card), Mickey Mantle (Perez-Steele postcard), Whitey Ford (Perez-Steele), Yogi Berra (Yankees team logo card), Elston Howard, Moose Skowron, Tom Tresh, Earl Torgeson, Bobby Richardson, and others. Ink and marker signatures generally rate 8 to 9 out of 10 with a few lesser. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-NM ($750-$1,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 198 Rare 1961 "I'm For Maris" Roger Maris souvenir pin. Period 1.75" souvenir pin with Maris portrait at center is lettered "I'm For Maris" and "60 In '61." Front displays some discoloration (likely the result of moisture) and there is some rust on the back. The first of it's type we have handled in many years: GD-VG ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 199 Vada Pinson 1959 All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 32oz. The bat shows light if any visible use with model S2 stamped on knob end. "All Star Game PINSON Pittsburgh 1959" stamped on barrel end. In his first full Major League season with the Cincinnati Reds, Pinson made the first two All-Star appearances. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 200 Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris souvenir nodders c.1961-62. Desirable pair of vintage player nodders with each having light toning and a touch of light general wear. There are a pair of small hairline cracks to back of Mantle's head: Overall EX ($500-$750) $550.00
 
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