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Back Items For The Auction of November 11, 2017  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 201 Vada Pinson 1959 All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Adirondack bat measures 35" long and weighs 32.6oz. Model number "194VP" has been stamped on the knob end with "1959 All-Star" and facsimile "Vada Pinson" signature impressed within barrel in white lettering. Displays very light usage wear with some surface wear and a series of stray white lines/markings which begin near the center brand. In his first full Major League season with the Cincinnati Reds, Pinson made the first two All-Star appearances. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from Pinson family: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$1,500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 202 "Big Red" Secretariat original oil painting by Rick Timmons. Superb large format original oil on canvas work showing the famed thoroughbred in a pair of likenesses. Signed "Timmons" by the artist at lower left and dated 1997. Tastefully framed to 42.5"x42.5" for display: NM ($1,000-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 202a 1971 LeRoy Neiman original artwork – “Undefeated Smokin’ Joe Frazier.” Desirable original pencil on paper work showing Frazier in his prime has been signed "LeRoy Neiman" and titled in his hand. Tastefully framed to 17.5”x20” with visible area of approx. 10”x13”. Renowned for a body of work which captures many of the most important atheletes and sporting events of our time, Neiman has a close association with boxing having done many iconic fight posters and program covers. Originals are highly sought after with substantive pieces dating to this important time in his career among the most prized. This piece is being offered publicly for the first time and is a direct donation from the Neiman Foundation to Legacy Exists, the Joe Frazier Scholarship fund. Maintained by the Frazier Family, Legacy Exists supports at risk youth with a variety of educational, social, and recreational programs. Includes Donation Acknowledgement letter from the Neiman Foundation: EX ($3,000-$5,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 203 Outstanding Ted Williams autographed professional model baseball bat c.1955-57 (PSA graded "GU 8.5"). Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Williams facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 31.4oz. Model number "W188" has been factory stamped in the knob which has player number "9" written on in thick black paint, a rare and desirable trait. Uncracked with usage and some general age related surface wear throughout along with a few green rack streaks. As noted in the accompanying PSA letter, "In spite of flaking of the urethane finish, we can see contact points on the left and right barrel." This a player specific trait and characteristic of Williams' tendency to swing with the centerbrand facing both up and down. The bat has been signed "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 8 out of 10. Includes LOAs from JSA (auto), PSA/DNA (graded "GU 8.5"), and Hunt Auctions: EX ($25,000-$50,000) $19,360.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 204 Rare Adirondack baseball bat rack with original marquis sign c.1950s. Metal "A" frame bat rack has end panels that feature promotional graphics including image of an Al Dark model bat and the Adirondack logo. Wire rack has space for (24) total bats and a channel in which an original "Adirondack Bats" sign is held upright. The sign is lettered identically on either side and has some minimal restoration work done at edges. The rack appears to be in otherwise original condition with light expected use and storage wear. Stands approx. 48" tall and measures 36" across: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 205 Baseball folk art trompe-l'oeil still life painting by Ernest Albert Land c.1952. Exceptional quality oil on canvas painting executed in the classic trompe-l'oeil style translated as "deceive the eye" from French. This method of realism began in the Baroque period and was designed to present the viewer with a three dimensional appearance with succinct detail. The offered specimen captures the essence of baseball in the 1950s era with a cubby hole style wooden box containing a baseball, Andy Pafko model glove, color portrait of a boy in uniform, burned out cigarette, and an envelope postmarked 1952 from New York, NY. Artfully signed in camouflaged lettering by artist at bottom right edge of the box. Ernest Albert Land (1918-2006) was a prolific artist who work was highly regarded. Land served in World War II after which he worked as a professional Painter at Grand Central Galleries in New York City. In the 1960's, he settled in the Washington area. He painted for NASA at Bailey's Crossroads. He also restored the Jupitor Locomotive for the Smithsonian for the Bicentennial celebration. Overall sight size measures 18"x24" in a period oak frame. Fine original color and surface with one small patch repair to the bottom left background area under the glove and a tiny repaired hole at top border mentioned for accuracy only. Uncommon baseball themed painting of very fine execution from noted artist with string pricing record at auction: EX ($3,000-$5,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 206 Folk art painted stadium vendor's sign c.1930-40s. Large wooden sign has been painted on either side with a list of options including sandwiches, popcorn, and beer. A rope accent applied around the edges is not secured at top, where there is extra material, which would allow for it to be hung. Mild general age and storage wear retaining fine original surface: EX ($750-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 207 Original Shibe Park turnstile c.1910s with rare complete counter at top. Vintage cast iron turnstile as used in the legendary Philadelphia venue in uncommon complete form retaining a seldom found counter at top. Brass enclosure is noted with raised "H.V. Bright" makers mark. Stands approximately 41" tall with typical/expected surface wear/loss and rust consistent with long term outdoor use and storage: Overall EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 208 "Welcome Home Tribe, Indians vs. Tigers" display sign c.1950-60s. Large die-cut promotional piece featuring the Indians mascot promoting a home game against Detroit. Stands 32" tall with a small piece missing at upper left. General handling and storage wear along with some scuffing/scratches to areas throughout: GD ($300-$500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 209 Briggs Stadium figural stadium seat. Cast iron and wood curved back seat featuring a desirable figural support on one side. Meticulously refinished to near original color. Seat is free standing; includes supports with mild visible wear that is consistent with long term outdoor use. A descriptive metal placard is affixed to one slat and it is possible that some of the wooden portions are not original to the seat: EX ($750-$1,250) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 210 Polo Grounds figural stadium seat. Cast iron and wood curved back seat featuring a desirable figural support on one side. Meticulously refinished and free standing with mild visible wear that it consistent with long term outdoor use. A descriptive metal placard is affixed to one slat and it is possible that some of the wooden portions are not original to the seat: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 211 Striking oversized c.1950s Philadelphia Phillies display banner. Enormous 66"x102" felt banner as displayed at Philadelphia's Roosevelt Hotel features sewn on lettering and embroidery accented team logo. In fine original condition with vibrant color and just a hint of light natural age related wear. One of the nicest pieces of its' type which we have handled and clearly done at the highest level of construction: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 212 Forbes Field stadium seat. Cast iron and wood curved back seat has been meticulously refinished. Free standing with mild visible wear that is consistent with long term outdoor use and there is a descriptive metal placard is affixed to one slat. It is possible that some of the wooden portions are not original to the seat: EX ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 213 Mechanical pitching machine c.1950s-60s. Large free standing pitching machine holds a ball which it can "throw" by use of a spring loaded foot lever. It remains in working order (though needs to be "tuned up" to function as intended) with mild general usage and age related wear. Another example of this machine is confirmed to have a Louisville Slugger metallic logo emblem affixed however we can not confirm this particular one was constructed by that firm. Stands 59" tall: EX ($1,000-$2,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 214 Set of (3) baseball themed bronze statues by P.K. Berry. Substantive cast bronze works by Berry as part of his "Horsehide Trilogy" are each signed within the work and from matching "10/50" numbered set. The pieces are titled "The Pitcher", "The Catcher", and "The Batter" and they stand between 13.5" and 19.5" tall atop wooden bases. No mentionable wear: NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 215 "Ted Williams" large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Striking original oil on Masonite board is based on the famed image of Williams which was taken on Opening Day, 1941. Titled and signed on the back ("Arthur Miller") with 1995 date. Also signed at lower left corner and framed to 29.5"x39.5" for display: NM ($1,500-$3,000) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 216 Fine Ty Cobb original painting by Ron Stark. Exceptional large format oil on board work showing Cobb with the Detroit Tigers at the height of his career. Signed "Ron Stark" within the work, at lower left, and tastefully framed to 29"x35" for display. An outstanding rendering by one of the most highly regarded artists working in the field today: NM ($5,000-$7,500) $3,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 217 Outstanding Joe Jackson original painting by Ron Stark. Choice large format original oil on board work showing Jackson as a member of the Cleveland Naps. Signed "Ron Stark" within, at lower left, and tastefully framed to 22"x25 3/4" for display. A choice work by one of the most highly regarded artists working in the field today: NM ($5,000-$7,500) $3,812.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 218 Outstanding Babe Ruth original painting by Ron Stark. Exceptional large format original oil on board work showing a pensive Ruth in Yankees uniform at the prime of his career. Signed "Ron Stark" within, at lower left, and tastefully framed to 25"x29" for display. Superb work by one of the most highly regarded artists working in the field today: NM ($7,500-$10,000) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 219 "Stan Musial" large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Well executed original oil on Masonite board featuring The Man during his prime with the St. Louis Cardinals. Titled and signed on the back ("Arthur Miller") with 1993 date. Also signed at lower right corner and framed to 24"x51" for display: NM ($1,500-$3,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 220 "Jackie Robinson" large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Well executed original oil on Masonite board depicting Robinson in Brooklyn Dodgers uniform. Titled and signed on the back ("Arthur Miller") with 1996 date. Also signed at lower front corner and framed to 22.5"x33.5" for display: NM ($1,500-$3,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 221 Mickey Mantle large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Well executed original oil on Masonite board featuring Mantle in his Yankees road uniform. Signed at lower right front corner and framed to 25.5"x32" for display: NM ($1,500-$3,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 222 "Ted, 1942" Ted Williams large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Detailed original oil on Masonite board depicting the Splendid Splinter in Boston Red Sox uniform. Titled and signed on the back ("Arthur Miller") with 1998 date. Also signed at lower front corner and framed to 24.5"x44.5" for display: NM ($1,500-$3,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 223 "Yankee Clipper" Joe DiMaggio large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Well executed original oil on Masonite board featuring DiMaggio in classic mid-swing pose. Signed at lower front corner and titled on the back in marker. Framed to 26.5"x33" for display: NM ($1,500-$3,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 224 "Gehrig At The Plate" large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Eye catching original oil on Masonite board featuring Gehrig in mid-swing. Titled and signed on the back ("Arthur Miller") with 1992 date. Also signed at lower front corner and framed to 27.5"x30.5" for display: NM ($2,000-$4,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 225 "Babe Ruth" large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Well executed original oil on Masonite board featuring Ruth in classic pose. Titled and signed on the back ("Arthur Miller") with 1993 date. Also signed at lower front corner and framed to 21.5"x33.5" for display: NM ($2,000-$4,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 226 Ty Cobb large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Well executed original oil on Masonite board featuring Cobb in classic batting pose. Signed at lower right front corner and framed to 25.5"x31.5" for display: NM ($1,500-$3,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 227 "Lou Gehrig" large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Particularly detailed original oil on Masonite board featuring Gehrig in his Yankee home pinstripes. Titled and signed on the back ("Arthur Miller") with 1993 date. Also signed at lower right corner and framed to 28"x36" for display: NM ($2,000-$4,000) $3,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 228 "Mathewson" large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Well executed original oil on Masonite board featuring Christy Mathewson in classic pose. Titled and signed on the back ("Arthur Miller") with 1993 date. Also signed at lower front corner and framed to 22"x42" for display (very small tear to paper at upper back mentioned for accuracy): NM ($1,500-$3,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 229 "Honus Wagner, 1911" large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Well executed original oil on Masonite board featuring Wagner in batting form. Titled and signed on the back ("Arthur Miller") with 1993 date. Also signed at lower front corner and framed to 28"x43" for display: NM ($1,500-$3,000) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 230 "Brothers In Arms" Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig large format original painting by Arthur Miller. Very attractive original oil on Masonite board showing the famed Yankees teammates in their prime. Titled and signed on the back ("Arthur Miller") with 1996 date. Also signed at lower left corner and framed to 29.5"x36.5" for display: NM ($2,500-$5,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 231 1991 Minnesota Twins World Series replica trophy. Figural trophy is based on the original which was presented to 1991 World Champion Twins team. High quality figural trophy stands 11" tall featuring brass pennants with team names around the perimeter of a large brass circle with a crown finial. Twins and Braves World Series press pin facades adorn the center area with "World Champions Minnesota Twins 1991" in black lettering on the front. Very clean with little mentionable wear: EX/MT-NM ($3,000-$5,000) $1,980.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 232 1995 Atlanta Braves World Series replica trophy. Desirable trophy fashioned after the larger original which was presented to the team. Round black base features a wrap around band which is lettered, "World Champions Atlanta Braves, 1995." Set atop are a small figural baseball in brass ring with finial crown, enameled Braves and Indians press pin faces, and a series of metal flags representing the teams in either League. Metal surfaces have a touch of light tarnish and natural age related wear (small bend to upright which holds 1 flag). There is scattered wear to black wooden base including some surface indentations within the flag poles. Original "Balfour" label on underside: EX-EX/MT ($3,000-$5,000) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 233 September 26, 1998 St. Louis Cardinals lineup card from McGwire 67the and 68th homerun game. Original lineup card from the historic game against Montreal in which Mark McGwire hit the 67th and 68th homeruns of his record setting 1998 season. Signed by both McGwire and Manager Tony La Russa in marker rating 8-8/9 out of 10. Tastefully framed to approx. 12"x17" with no visible wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA and COA from Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation: NM ($2,000-$4,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 234 1992 Mark McGwire professional model baseball bat. Rawlings Big Stick bat with McGwire name block lettered into the barrel measures 34.5" long and weighs 33oz. Model number "256B" along with production and date ("92") are stamped in the knob which has "Two Five" player number written on in marker. Strong usage wear is evident throughout with ball and contact marks concentrated on the upper hitting surface. Uncracked with light pine tar on the handle becoming thicker toward centerbrand. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 235 Goose Gossage professional model baseball glove with World Series attribution c.1984 Professional quality Mizuno "World Win" glove is well broken in with nice evident usage wear. "Goose" is written in period black sharpie on the back of the glove and "54" is on the embroidered Mizuno label. Interior of the glove has "Booker" written neatly in red marker denoting Padres teammate Greg Booker to whom the glove was given. Included are two signed and dated letters of provenance from Goose Gossage and Greg Booker, both relaying the history of the glove as given to Booker by Gossage after the 1984 season. The letters further attribute the glove's use to both the regular season and World Series. A highly desirable Hall of Famer game glove with rarely seen direct first hand provenance. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and aforementioned letters of provenance: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 236 1999 New York Yankees full sized replica World Series trophy. Desirable trophy commemorating the Yankees win over San Diego stands a full (2) feet tall and measures 13" across. A metal band which encircles the base is lettered, "World Championship Trophy, Presented by The Commissioner Of Baseball" (1983/Copyright text is on the back). Set on the base are a pair of press pins along with a figural baseball within brass band that supports a decorative crown. Ringing the perimeter are a series of uprights which hold a flag representing each team in either League. Hint of light wear and some tarnish to figural baseball. A visually imposing and instantly recognizable display piece: EX/MT-NM ($10,000-$20,000) $9,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 237 1996 New York Yankees full sized replica World Series trophy. Desirable trophy commemorating the Yankees win over Atlanta stands a full (2) feet tall and measures 13" across. A metal band which encircles the base is lettered, "World Championship Trophy, Presented by The Commissioner Of Baseball" (1983/Copyright text is on the back). Set on the base are a pair of press pins along with a figural baseball within brass band that supports a decorative crown. Ringing the perimeter are a series of uprights which hold a flag representing each team in either League. Hint of light wear and some tarnish to figural baseball. A visually imposing and instantly recognizable display piece: EX/MT-NM ($10,000-$20,000) $9,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 238 Orlando Cepeda autographed professional model baseball glove. Top of the line Rawlings left handed baseman's mitt dating to the late 1960s or early to mid 70s has a faded "30" player number written the outside in vintage black marker. The number is also written just inside the wrist strap. Strong usage wear is evident throughout with some loss/fraying to manufacturers label and what appears to be some errant ink marks/scribbles. It is possible that another player used the glove before or after Cepeda as there appears to be what is potentially a different name/number in one area. Signed "Orlando Cepeda" in blue marker rating 7/8 out of 10. Originally obtained from the Halper Collection auction at which time it was described as having been given to the noted collector by Cepeda himself. Includes auction LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$4,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 239 Enos Slaughter professional model baseball bat c.1950s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Slaughter facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 31oz. Model number "H14" has been factory stamped in the knob (one which was appears frequently on his records earlier in his career). Nice usage wear is evident throughout with ball and contact marks along with some grain swelling and rack streaks. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 240 Al Kaline attributed Detroit Tigers professional model hat c.1965. Classic blue hat has the Tigers embroidered gothic style "D" logo on the front. A "Tim McAuliffe" label remains on interior band which has "KM Pro Cap" and size "7" stampings. Player number "6" is written under the brim in vintage black marker. Exceptionally well preserved with evident usage wear throughout. An included signed letter of provenance relays that it was obtained by a long time collector from Tigers team President John F. Fetzer in August of 1965. A relatively obscure style, Kaline can be seen wearing this version of the team's logo on his 1966 Topps baseball card. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and aforementioned letter of provenance: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 241 Al Lopez attributed professional model catcher's mitt (MEARS "Authentic") c.1939. Top of the line Spalding mitt with laced webbing has "Professional Model" stamped on. Highly unusual wrist strap configuration features a padded liner on which "Al Lopez 1939" has been written in period ink (misspelled "Lopes"). An included letter of provenance relays that glove comes from the collection of Jim Turner with whom Lopez played from 1937 to 1939. In fine overall condition with strong usage wear evident throughout. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and MEARS ("Authentic") and a letter of provenance: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 242 Exceedingly rare Red Ruffing attributed professional model vault marked baseball bat c.1945. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 34oz. The name "Red Ruffing" is written along one side in vintage marker and "R82" model number vault marks have been factory applied at either end. This "R" prefix model number (denoting first letter of last name of the player whom sent the bat back to Louisville Slugger) and a series of caliper markings throughout confirm it's employ as a template for future Ruffing orders. Further corroboration can be found in his factory records which list a sole shipment of R82 model bats , 35" in length, made in 1945. Uncracked with strong usage wear evident throughout. The bat was originally issued for use by Ruffing's Yankee teammate George Stirnweiss who's facsimile signature is impressed in the barrel. An exceedingly rare example as attributed to the Hall of Fame pitcher with only (2) or (3) others known to have surfaced. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 243 Red Ruffing New York Yankees professional model hat c.1945-46. Rare period hat as issued by the team remains in outstanding overall condition with perhaps a touch of light usage and age related wear. Fully intact white leather band remains supple and has "7 1/2 C Ruffing" size and player name stitched in. To the left is a proper "Spalding" manufacturer's tag. After a (13) year stretch with the Yankees from 1930-1942 Ruffing took time off to serve a non-combat role in the armed forces before returning for the 1945 and 46 seasons. He retired as and remains the winningest right handed pitcher in Franchise history and played on (6) of their World Series Championship teams. An exceptional example with note to overall condition and relation to a storied Hall of Fame career. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($2,500-$5,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 244 Rare KiKi Cuyler professional model baseball bat c.1932 (EX) Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with "H.S. Cuyler" facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 36.4oz. Strong usage wear evident throughout with scattered ball/contact marks along with grain swelling and a severe handle crack. Sidewritten in grease pencil with what appears to be a "King" player name and December 1932 date. Discoloration to the knob end is mentioned for accuracy and the cause is unknown. A notably rare Hall of Famer bat with only a handful of examples known to have surfaced. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($4,000-$6,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 245 Bill Dickey attributed c.1930s professional model catcher's mitt with strong provenance. Top of the line two-tone glove by Reach has black leather interior. The original single loop web and buckle back wrist closure remain in place. Strong usage wear is evident throughout with a few small tears and missing stiches near hand opening. The New York Yankees venerable workhorse, Dickey played a key role on the team serving as their catcher for a (19) year span during which they won (8) American League and (7) World Series Championships. Along the way he handled some of the best pitchers of the 1930s and 40s and played in the shadow of many of baseball's greatest stars. Ownership of the glove can be traced directly to Dickey through an included letter of provenance signed by Joe Franklin, the famed long-time television host whom was well known for his eclectic collection of artifacts which were gathered throughout his career. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and SCD Authentic and Joe Franklin letter of provenance: EX ($15,000-$25,000) $11,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 246 Rick Ferrell professional model baseball bat c.1934-40. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Ferrell facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 34" long and weighs 34oz. Mild usage wear is evident throughout with some light grain swelling and a handle crack. The bat is side written in grease pencil to indicate that it was returned to the factory on May 29, 1940 by Lou Finney to be used a reference for future orders. It was, at that time, vault marked with "F49" model number on either end. Ferrell left the Red Sox in 1937 and Finney came in 1939 suggesting that it had likely been an extra left with the team. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 247 Outstanding Joe Sewell professional model baseball bat c.1920s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Sewell facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 34.5" long and weighs 37.4oz. Extensive usage wear is evident throughout with ball and hit marks covering the hitting surface which has grain swelling due to repeated contact. A handle crack is secured with vintage nails and there are (2) additional in front of the barrel. Period tape, applied to aid in grip, remains on the lower handle and there is an outline above where another tape ring was removed. A choice example from one of the greatest batsman in baseball history. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($6,000-$8,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 248 Joe Sewell autographed c.1920s professional model baseball glove with exceptional provenance. Left handed Rawlings split finger glove with laced web is a Bill Doak model with impressed 1922 patent date. Outstanding usage wear is evident throughout with some period repairs (at bases of fingers) and a hole in the palm area. Signed in paint pen, "Joe Sewell H.O.F. 1977" rating 8 out of 10. An included letter of provenance signed by Sewell's son James relays that it "was obtained by my father while he was a member of the Cleveland Indians. This early glove was a favorite of his..." Includes auction LOA from JSA, LOA from Hunt Auctions, and letter of provenance from the Sewell Family: Overall EX ($4,000-$6,000) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 249 Rare Ross Youngs professional model baseball bat c.1920s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Youngs facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 36.8oz. Strong usage wear is evident throughout with contact marks visible on the hitting surface and some grain swelling due to repeated contact. There is an "H" shaped crack in the handle. Youngs batted .322 over a (9) year career (cut short when Bright's disease claimed his life at age 30) with the New York Giants during which he played on (4) pennant winning teams and helped the club to World Series Championships in 1921 and 22. A notably rare game bat and one of only a select few to have surfaced. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $4,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 250 Rare Jocko Conlan professional model baseball bat c.1920s. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "Conlan" block lettered into the barrel measures 34.75" long and weighs 33oz. Factory side writing has faded however a date which appears to read "7 31 25" can be readily discerned beside what is likely the name "Conlan." Remnants of the original hand addressed shipping labels remain affixed in two areas. Outstanding usage wear is evident throughout with ball marks covering the barrel, grain swelling (due to repeated contact), and a large handle crack. This crack and the more pronounced area of swelling have been secured with several vintage nails. An exceedingly rare early career game bat from the man who went on to a Hall of Fame umpiring career. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and SCD Authentic (graded "A9"): EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 251 Luke Appling autographed professional model baseball glove c.1930s. Top of the line left handed laced web glove has "Professional Model" and number "157" markings inside. Well used but remaining in fine overall condition and signed "Luke Appling" in marker rating 9-9/10 out of 10. Attributed to his use in a December 2003 auction listing which states that it was obtained by a collector during a visit with Appling at his home. Appling spent (20) years as a member of the Chicago White Sox and posted a .310 career batting average earning a pair of American League batting titles along the way. At the time of his retirement he held League records for game played and double plays by a shortstop. Includes auction LOA from JSA, LOA from Hunt Auctions, and printout of the original 2003 auction listing and related LOA: Glove EX, Sig. NM ($1,000-$1,500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 252 Exceedingly rare Stan Coveleski attributed professional model baseball bat c.1910s-20s. Hand turned Spalding brand baseball with "Covaleski" (sic) player name impressed in the barrel measures 34.5" long and weighs 36.8oz. Spalding logo is stamped in the knob end. Outstanding usage wear is evident throughout with ball/contact marks, some grain swelling, and a handle crack. Several vintage nails are present in the reverse of the barrel which has a circular impression at the end. One of the early 20th Century's premier pitchers, Stan Coveleski won (214) games over (14) seasons including (5) in which he won (20) or more. Though dominant on the mound he was never a formidable hitter but did step to the plate over (1,100) times. Pitcher's bat are typically of noteworthy rarity and in the case of Coveleski this seems magnified with the offered example being the only which we can document having been offered at auction. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX. It should be noted that while Coveleksi had a brother who played around the same time, it is the opinion of PSA/DNA (as noted on the included LOA) that this bat was produced for Stan. ($4,000-$6,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 253 Harry Hooper attributed professional model baseball bat c.1910s. Hand turned unmarked baseball bat measures 35" long and weighs 35oz. The name "Hooper" has been block lettered into the barrel in (3) places in similar fashion to bats which are known to have emanated from the Louisville Slugger factory. Uncracked with strong usage wear evident throughout including ball and contact marks. While relation of the bat to Harry Hooper specifically can only be attributed it is worthy of note that there were no other Major League players with whom he shared that last name in the period. An exceedingly rare bat and one of only a few with relation to the four time Red Sox Championship team member to have surfaced. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 254 Sam Rice and Hank Shanks attributed professional quality baseball bat c.1910s. Unmarked wooden bat measures just shy of 34" long and weighs an imposing 43oz. The names "Rice" and "Shanks" have been block letter stamped in both the barrel and knob ("Shanks" is also stamped on opposite end). Both these name stampings and faded grease pencil side writing are done in a style which confirms that the bat emanates from the Louisville Slugger factory. Although the side writing can not be fully deciphered the name "Rice" is clear in the middle. Sam Rice and Hank Shanks were members of the Washington Senators overlapping from 1915-1922 and it is presumed that this bat was to their liking and sent to the Louisville Slugger factory to use as a template for future orders (note: there are no bats listed on Sam Rice's records as matching these specs but there are some orders in the period for which weight was not specified). The bat is uncracked with light evident usage wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,000-$2,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 255 Exceedingly rare Bobby Wallace attributed professional model baseball bat c.1905-1910 (PSA/DNA). Louisville Slugger bat displaying an early double dash-dot-dash "Made By J.F. Hillerich & Son" center brand measures 35" long and weighs 38oz. The name "Wallace" is block lettered into the barrel consistent with bats that would have been issued to Hall of Famer Bobby Wallace whom never signed an endorsement contract with Louisville Slugger. Strong usage wear is evident throughout with some grain swelling and a handle crack. Wallace broke into the Major Leagues pitching alongside Cy Young with the Cleveland Spiders in 1894 but would soon shift to infield positions. There he excelled and in total would play for (25) seasons, one of the longest careers in baseball history, spending time with both the St. Louis Browns and Cardinals. An exceptional rarity and one of perhaps only two or three Wallace game bats to have surfaced. For accuracy, it is recognized within the PSA/DNA letter that one other ±Wallacee did play in the Major Leagues within a similar time period as well as a few in the Minor Leagues. Based on the aforementioned attributes we firmly believe the offered bat is in fact Bobby Wallace but reference this information for the sake of accuracy. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA: EX ($4,000-$6,000) $7,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 256 ±ECLe athletic sweater with attribution to the Eastern Colored League c.1920s. Navy blue wool sweater with applied ±ECLe lettering on breast area having possible attribution to the Eastern Colored League of the 1923-28 period. Beginning in 1923 as a result of a split from the Negro National League by the Hilldale Club and the Bacharach Giants the Eastern Colored League was formed with the help of noted promoter Nat Strong. The league lasted for several years providing a viable East Coast alternative and served in part to the inception of the inaugural 1924 Negro League World Series played in Kansas City. In 1928, the ECL disbanded due mostly to team and player dissension. The offered sweater retains its original manufacturer-s label inside the collar, ±American Hand Loom Honesdale, PAe which is located due east of Scranton, PA in relative proximity to several of the Pennsylvania teams of the ECL. Overall condition is very fine with only minor age wear. Interesting and desirable equipment piece attributed to one of the great Negro League organizations on the 1920s era: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 257 Rare 1932 Kansas City Monarchs team panoramic photograph autographed by Cool Papa Bell. Original sepia tone panoramic image picturing the Monarchs team posed in full uniform including Cool Papa Bell, Qunicy Trouppe, Frank Duncan, George Giles, and Willie Wells. Photo measures 6"x12" with excellent contrast and clarity having areas of moderate to heavy creasing along with some small edge tears. Image has been signed by Cool Papa Bell in blue sharpie on his respective photo. First example of this very scarce original image we have encountered. Includes auction LOA from JSA (signature): GD-VG ($1,500-$2,500) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 258 Pair of unusual Major League Baseball African American player photographic display pieces c.1950s. Matching pair of vintage sepia tone composite arrangements picturing vignette portraits of African American players in the Major Leagues. Players includes Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby, Roy Campanella, Monte Irvin, Hank Thompson, Luke Easter, Dan Bankhead, San Jethroe, and Don Newcombe. One measures 8"x10" with the other sizing at 11"x14". Larger image has a corner chip at top left with some additional edge creasing/small tears: Range GD-EX ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 259 1916 Pittsburgh "Colored Collegians" team photograph. Original sepia toned photograph as taken in Forbes Field has handwritten "PGH. COLORED COLLEGIANS" titling in additional to last name identification of players. Most notable of those shown is Sell Hall whom would join Cum Posey and the Homestead Grays the following season. Displayed in 12"x14" period matting with image measuring approx. 7.25"x9.25". There is a raised "Wm. Penn Studio" photographers seal appears at lower right corner. Light silvering and a touch of wear to photo; matting has some staining and additional wear: EX ($500-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 261 Paul Waner Louisville Slugger cardboard advertising display c.1920-30s. Uncommon thick stock cardboard advertising sign measures 8 1/2"x10 1/2" picturing Paul Waner holding a Louisville Slugger model bat with J.A. Hillerich during the 1927 World Series. Very minor creasing and surface wear to a few areas along the edges and corners: EX ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 261a Honus Wagner autographed baseball. Lightly toned Frick NL baseball signed across side panel in black fountain pen, "J.Honus Wagner Pirates 1937" ranging from 4-7 out of 10. The opposite side panel has been signed by former New York Giants player Jack "Chief" Meyers" adding in "NY Giants" notation. Meyers signature rates 5 out of 10. Desirable example which displays nicely as a Wagner single signed ball. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signature: Range VG-EX/MT ($1,500-$3,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 262 Scarce Paul and Lloyd Waner autographed baseball. Lightly toned Heydler NL baseball with evident use having been signed by Big Poison and Little Poison on a side panel in blue fountain pen. Signatures rate 6/7 out of 10. It appears that Lloyd Waner may have traced over the "L" in Lloyd himself. Inherently rare signed baseball from the two legendary Hall of Fame brothers. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA and COA from SGC Authentic: Ball: EX, Signatures: EX-MT ($2,000-$3,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 263 Babe Ruth autographed snapshot photograph c.1930s. Black and white 3"x5" photo has been signed "Babe Ruth" in fountain pen rating 7/8-8 out of 10. Image has mild wear and some mounting residue on back. Includes full LOA from JSA: Sig. EX/MT-NM, Photo GD/VG ($2,000-$3,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 264 Fine Babe Ruth single signed baseball (PSA/DNA graded "8"). Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed on the side panel, "To Hazel Mae Jarman, From Babe Ruth." The fountain pen signature has been assigned a grade of "9" on the included PSA/DNA full letter of authenticity. The ball, with a hint of very light wear, is graded "7." These combine for "Overall Grade: 8." An exceptional example with uncommonly bold signature. Includes full LOAs from PSA/DNA (PSA Overall Grade: 8) and JSA: NM-NM/MT ($15,000-$25,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 265 1935 Babe Ruth and Boston Braves autographed album page. Standard sized album page has been signed "Babe Ruth" in fountain pen rating 8-8/9 out of 10. In addition, it has been signed by team members, and other related individuals, with whom Ruth played in his final season. Touch of light toning and wear. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $2,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 266 Baseball autographed album with (140) signatures c.1930s. Period album has been signed on numerous inside pages with notables to include Rabbit Maranville, Earle Combs, Bill Dickey, Lefty Gomez, Goose Goslin (2), Joe Medwick (2), Bill Delancey (tough Gas House Gang member), Gabby Hartnett (cut), Ted Lyons, Luke Appling, Hank Greenberg, Pete Fox, George L Kelly (pencil mark over sig), Johnny Mize, and others. A total of (9) autographs are cut signatures which are glued to pages. Fountain pen and pencil signatures rate 7 to 9 out of 10. Touch of light general handling and age related wear to book which has several pages removed. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Overall EX ($750-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 267 Lou Gehrig and others autographed album page c.1935. Standard sized album page has been signed "Lou Gehrig" in fountain pen rating 8-8/9 out of 10. In addition, it has been signed by several others incl. Joe Sewell, George Selkirk, and Joe Glenn. Touch of light toning and wear. Includes full LOA from JSA: EX-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 268 Fine Babe Ruth single signed baseball. Light cream color Harridge AL baseball signed across a side panel in black fountain pen by Ruth with highly uncommon non-personalized inscription, "Best of Luck From Babe Ruth". Signature and salutation range from 6 to 8 out of 10 having presenting nicely across a clean side panel. The ball itself remains notably clean with no visible use and minimal handling wear. One of the better quality Ruth single signed and inscribed baseballs with non-personalized inscriptions we have handled. Includes full LOAs from PSA/DNA and JSA: Ball: NM, Signature: Range EX-EX/MT-NM ($15,000-$25,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 269 Rare 1922 New York Yankees team signed baseball. Reach red and blue stitched B.Johnson Official American League baseball has been signed by (22) highlighted by Hall of Famers Frank Baker and Waite Hoyt. Other standouts incl. Wally Pipp, Joe Bush, Charles O'Leary, Carl Mays, Lefty O'Doul, and Bob Shawkey. All are done in period fountain pen generally rating 6/7 to 8 out of 10 with some lesser (several have largely faded). An additional signature of Babe Ruth is clubhouse and a notation on the ball indicates that it was signed while the team made an appearance in Detroit. Mild toning and a hint of light scattered surface wear. A seldom offered and early A.L. Championship team ball from the dawn of the "Murderers Row" era. Includes full LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($2,000-$4,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 270 Superb 1928 New York Yankees autographed baseball. Toned and clear coated Barnard AL baseball signed by (12) members of the Yankees World Championship teams of 1927 and 1928. Signatures include Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Koenig, Gazella, Dugan, Paschal, Pipgras, Meusel, and Combs. Hoyt and Pennock are clubhouse. Autographs range from 7 to 9 out of 10 with exception of Combs (4). Ruth has beautifully signed his trademark sweetspot area rating 8/9 out of 10 with Gehrig on side panel displaying at 7/8 out of 10. Very fine specimen which is being offered publicly for the first time dating to the pinnacle of the Yankees dynasty and presenting in high condition grade. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM *with note to Combs ($10,000-$20,000) $12,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 271 Rare Joe Dugan professional model baseball bat c.1933-34. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Dugan facsimile signature impressed in the barrel measures 34.5" long and weighs 37oz. Extensive usage wear is evident throughout including substantial grain swelling (due to repeated contact), visible ball marks, and a severe handle crack. Vault marked with "M102" model number on either end signifying return to Louisville Slugger to be used as a template in future orders (the "M" denoting that the player whom sent it back was someone other than Dugan). PSA has noted on the included documentation that side writing was also placed on the bat by Louisville Slugger however this has faded and is no longer visible. Over (14) seasons as a Major League player Dugan's prowess in the field earned accolades as one of the premier defensive third baseman of the era. His most noted years were spent with the New York Yankees where he was part of (3) Championship teams including the fabled 1927 roster which is remembered as perhaps the most dominant of all-time. An exceedingly rare game bat and one of only a handful of known examples. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA (graded "GU 6"): EX ($7,500-$10,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 272 Rare Pat Collins professional model baseball bat c.1920 (PSA "GU 7"). Spalding pre model number bat with "P Collins" block lettered into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 34.7oz. There is strong usage wear evident throughout with scattered ball marks and a touch of grain swelling due to repeated contact. The handle, which has a professionally repaired crack, has residue from a pair of tape rings (no longer present) which were applied to aid in grip. Factory side writing is no longer visible however there is clearly an area which was prepared for it by Louisville Slugger employees. Collins spent (10) years in the Major Leagues and his most noted seasons were with the New York Yankees from 1926 to 1928; a period in which the club fielded one of the greatest teams of all-time winning 1927 and 28 World Series Championships. An exceptional rarity with this being one of only (3) or (4) examples we can document to have entered the market. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA (graded "GU 7"): EX ($4,000-$6,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 273 Rare Bennie Bengough professional model baseball bat c.1920s. Hand turned "Kren's Special" model 174 baseball bat with "B.Bengough" block lettered into the barrel measures 34.75" long and weighs 35oz. Strong usage wear is evident throughout with visible contact marks and grain swelling. A handle crack is secured in place with a pair of vintage nails. Bengough spent (8) of his (10) Major League seasons with the New York Yankees and was a part of their 1923, 1927, and 1928 World Series Championship teams. An exceedingly rare game bat and one of only a handful to have surfaced. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and additional COA: EX ($4,000-$6,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 274 Rare Bob Meusel professional model baseball bat c.1922-25 (PSA/DNA "GU 7"). Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Meusel facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 37oz. Strong usage wear is evident throughout with visible ball and contact marks. Significant grain swelling, due to repeated contact, has been secured in place with a series of vintage nails. In addition, there is a crack which begins at the upper handle and continues into the grain separation. Factory sidewriting has faded and is no longer visible. Playing in the shadow of Ruth and Gehrig throughout the 1920s, Bob Meusel was a core member of the New York Yankees fabled "Murderers Row." During his time with the club they won (6) American League and (3) World Series Championship titles. A notably rare signature model and one of only a few to have surfaced. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA (graded "GU 7"): EX ($10,000-$15,000) $12,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 275 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball c.1930s. Toned official American League baseball (Likely Harridge, faded stampings) signed in blue fountain pen by Ruth and Gehrig. Ruth signature is strongly positioned across the sweet spot rating 7 out of 10. Lou Gehrig is displayed just to the right of babe Ruth with uncommon placement to enable dual signature display. Gehrig signature rates 4/5 out of 10. The ball itself has uniform toning likely from game use with one small hole on an under panel from mounting. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range VG/EX-EX/MT ($5,000-$7,500) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 276 Babe Ruth autographed baseball c.1920s Red and blue stitched Reach Official American League baseball has been signed "Babe Ruth" across the sweetspot in fountain pen rating 7-7/8 out of 10. A signature which appears to be teammate Joe Dugan appears on a side panel and upon close inspection it looks as though at least (1) other (possibly more) may have all but faded from view. Ball displays soiling and mild wear throughout with faded stampings. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ruth sig. EX, Ball GD/VG ($3,000-$4,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 277 Babe Ruth autographed cut signature c.1920s (PSA/DNA 8 NM-MT). Superb black fountain pen autographed with Babe in quotations denoting 1920s era rating 9 out of 10. Signed on unlined 1 1/2"x2 1/2" paper stock which has been encapsulated by PSA/DNA and graded 8 NM-MT: NM-MT ($3,500-$4,500) $3,158.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 278 Babe Ruth autographed baseball c.1930s. Harwood "Official League" baseball has been signed across the side panel, "From Babe Ruth" in bold fountain pen rating 7/8 out of 10. In addition, the ball has been signed by (4) others incl. Detroit Tigers Mickey Cochrane, Charles Gehringer, and Elden Auker. These rate 5-6/7 and "To Leo Navarre" is written across the sweetspot in unknown hand. Light toning with a few very minor scattered rust stains. Includes full LOA from JSA: VG-EX ($3,000-$5,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 279 Unique and significant Babe Ruth professional model baseball bat with training modifications c.1933-34 (PSA/DNA). Fascinating piece of baseball history as originally obtained by Frederick Elias Dugger who was playing for the St. Louis Browns farm team during the 1920s. Dugger was not making enough money so he elected to return home to coal mining and was subsequently offered a job, and spot on the factory baseball team, for $90 per week by Delco Remy company based on his reputation as a slugger. Dugger played into the 1940s until he broke his ankle sliding into third base. According to family history, the offered Babe Ruth model bat was given to Dugger by Ruth at some point during his tenure as a semi-pro player. The bat itself is a Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measuring 35 3/4" long and weighing 42.6oz. The labeling period dates to the 1934-34 seasons and features a "Hack Wilson" style knob along with omission of the "Powerized" stamping by the trademark area. Bat exhibits evident use including ball marks, stitching impressions, grain swelling, and handle scoring. Additionally, the barrel end of the bat has been partially hollowed out with lead inserted and sealed by cork at the end. Based on analysis of Louisville Slugger factory records the offered bat does not match the player record orders and as such must be considered a non-recorded professional model bat. While uncommon, this practice certainly has precedent including similar documented examples from Lou Gehrig and Al Simmons both of whom requested special order bats without specific stampings. Furthermore, based on the distinctive model of the Ruth professional model bat it can be eliminated that the bat was a team ordered index bat. Several other non-recorded professional model bats have been documented including those used by Ruth, DiMaggio, Campanella, Bench, and Schmidt each having been authenticated but not appearing on the factory player bat record cards. With regard to the weighted end of the bat it is well documented that weighted bats weighing as much as 50ounces were used by Major League teams based on notations within other player bat records referencing "lead" for the respective bats. Interestingly, and perhaps serving as an evidentiary point of reference is an additional Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "Hack Wilson" knob as retained within the Dugger family (see catalogue photo). That particular bat was used by Frederick Dugger during his playing days and is being retained by the family. Perhaps Dugger ordered a similar model bat after receiving the Babe's bat in emulation of his hero or it is also possible that someone noted Dugger using a similar bat and presented him with the Ruth bat noting the similarity. In either case, the Babe Ruth bat presents as a truly unique example with desirable primary source provenance. Separately, it must be considered when examining the factual information presented that the offered bat was in fact a special order non-recorded Babe Ruth which was used by Ruth in game play and subsequently modified for training purposes. While the precise sequence of event history surrounding the bat are lost to history it is clearly evident that the bat exhibits heavy use and characteristic traits of other Ruth game bats including handle scoring. Very unique and intriguing Babe Ruth professional bat with substantive provenance. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA, LOA from Hunt Auctions, letter of provenance from the Dugger family, photograph of the Frederick Dugger Louisville Slugger model bat, and modern copy of a period image showing Frederick Dugger in full baseball uniform: EX ($20,000-$40,000) $16,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 280 *Updated description* 1930 Philadelphia Athletics World Series Champions team signed baseball. Red and blue stitched Reach E.S. Barnard Official American League baseball has been signed by (20) incl. Foxx, Grove, Mack, Cochrane, Collins, Earnshaw, Perkins, Schang, Summa (twice), Rommell, Miler, Dykes, and others. Simmons is clubhouse. Period fountain pen signatures rate an average 7 out of 10 with range of 5/6 to 7/8. Ball displays mild toning with some light scattered wear and has small "G.Trout" ink notation over laces. A seldom offered ball from one the greatest teams of the 20th Century. Includes auction LOA from JSA: VG/EX ($1,500-$2,500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 281 Rare 1936 New York Yankees souvenir pennant. Full size 29" long pennant commemorating the 1936 World Champion Yankees retaining its original red tassels at left edge. Light general toning throughout with small tape repair to the point area: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 282 1929 Philadelphia Athletics team panoramic photograph. Original sepia tone image picturing the World Champion A's team posed at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Players include Foxx, Simmons, Grove, Cochrane, and manager Connie Mack. The image quality on this particular example presents exceptionally well retaining original contrast and clarity. 8"x30" in period gilt frame with image stamped by Philadelphia photographer J.Bodziak at lower right: EX-MT ($1,000-$2,000) $825.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 283 Bat and baseball attributed to the 1928-30 Byrd Antarctic Expedition. Interesting pair of pieces are believed to have accompanied Rear Admiral Richard Byrd and crew on their first historic expedition to the Antarctic. They derive from ship engineer Leland L Barter, according to a typewritten summary detailing chain of ownership, and a Jan. 28, 1930 dated original "Radiogram" (on expedition specific stationery) is included from Barter as sent in the midst of the trip. Includes Louisville Slugger model "40 T.C." bat (34" long) with partial Cobb decal on the barrel end showing usage and surface wear (decal is discernable but has areas of loss) and well used/soiled red and gold stitched baseball (no visible markings). An intriguing lot featuring what may be the earliest bat and baseball to have been used in the far South: EX ($1,000-$3,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 284 Jimmie Foxx, Connie Mack, and others autographed baseball c.1930s. Reach W.Harridge Official American League baseball has been signed by (13) incl. Mack, Foxx, Mickey Cochrane, Doc Cramer, Cy Perkins, Bing Miller, Eric McNair, Rabbit Warstler, and John Marcum. Of those which remain, some may not be players. All are done in fountain pen rating 6 to 8 out of 10. Ball displays light toning with some light scattered wear. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: VG-EX ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 285 c.1940s Babe Ruth autograph. Heavy stock card (business card size) has been signed "Babe Ruth" in fountain pen which has faded and now rates approx. 6 out of 10. Mild toning and light corner/edge wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: GD/VG ($1,000-$1,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 286 Superb July 4, 1941 Lou Gehrig Memorial Game ticket stub (SGC Authentic). Notably high grade example of this classic ticket stub as issue for the memorial game played at Yankee Stadium in honor of Lou Gehrig on July 4, 1941. The ticket presents in exceptional high grade condition with four fairly sharp corners and strong original color. One of the best condition examples we have encountered. Graded SGC Authentic: NM ($500-$1,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 287 Rare c.1930s Babe Ruth Reach "Home Run Special" mitt with uncommon wrist strap. Top of the line full size adult baseman's mitt has a facsimile signature stamping of Babe Ruth in the palm along with "Home Run Special" titling. Back of the glove retains uncommon "slide" back strapping and well preserved "Reach" label. In fine overall condition exhibiting mild general use with strong and well defined stampings: EX ($1,500-$2,000) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 288 Scarce Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jimmie Foxx autographed 1934 Tour of Japan photograph. Original sepia tone image taken during the famed 1934 U.S. Tour of Japan picturing the three most feared sluggers of the 1920-30s era posed in full US All-Star team uniform. Each player has signed their respective image in black fountain pen with Ruth rating 6 overall (due to fading in last name), Gehrig at 8/9 and Foxx at 8/9 out of 10. The image is inscribed at the top by Tour umpire John Quinn. Image size measures 4"x6" with some areas of light surface soiling and a few surface wrinkles retaining fine photo contrast. This particular signed image is one of the most coveted of its type from the Tour isolating the game's greatest sluggers. The narrow window in which this items could have been signed in the period coupled with original scarcity of the image itself contribute to its high desirability and mark the offered image as one of only two known of its type. Includes full LOA from JSA: Photo: VG-EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($15,000-$25,000) $13,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 289 Early 1930s Babe Ruth store model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger model "40 B.R." measures 34" long with bold and well pronounced Ruth facsimile signature burned into the barrel. Manufacturers marking remain likewise well defined and the bat displays use and some general surface wear with a repaired handle crack: EX ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 290 Dizzy Dean single signed baseball. Rawlings "Playmaker" baseball has been signed on the side panel, "Dizzy Dean." Black thin point marker signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Ball displays light toning and wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sig. EX/MT ($750-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 291 Bobby Jones autographed 1935 Spalding booklet with related photographs. 1935 "Rights and Wrongs of Golf" booklet signed on the title page, "To Bill Paddock Best Wishes Bob Jones" in blue ink. Signature rates 8 out of 10. Booklet is missing its covers and has some adhesive residue to back page. The lot also includes (2) vintage sepia tone 8"x10" photos of Jones holding a golf club with other men onlooking. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($1,000-$1,500) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 292 Jimmie Foxx professional quality baseball bat c.1930s. "Burke Batrite" model bat by Hanna Mfg. Co. of Athens, Georgia has "Foxx" player name block lettered into the barrel. It measures 35" long and weighs 32.4oz with 1930 patent date stamped in the knob. Usage wear is evident throughout and a severe crack which runs from handle to centerbrand has been secured with glue. An outstanding example for display, and excellent alternative to a far more expensive bat which matches known factory records, with bold and well pronounced markings. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($3,000-$4,000) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 293 Rare 1940 Detroit Tigers AL Championship souvenir pennant. Full size green pennant with Tigers player names printed on a scroll at left end including Greenberg, Gehringer, Rowe, and Newhouser. Very clean overall retaining its original tassels with light general wear: EX ($750-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 294 1945 Detroit Tigers World Series souvenir pennant. Full size emerald green pennant with Tigers mascot at left side along with player names printed on scroll design incl. Newhouser, Greenberg, Trout, and Bridges. Color is outstanding with a few minor surface creases: EX ($500-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 295 1938 World Series "Gate 4" Wrigley Field sign. Period 10"x14" sign done on heavy stock with "Gate 4 1938 World Series" printed is presumed to have been made for use at the famed Chicago landmark. Attached are a pair of proof tickets which illustrate those which would have allowed the bearer admittance through Gate (4). The Yankees would win this game and the (3) that followed to sweep the Cubs for a Championship. Light toning and some light corner/edge wear: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 296 Vintage baseball stitching vise. Wooden table top vise has a pair of arms which sit atop base and can grip a baseball within circular cutout at one end. A wedge driven between the arms applies tension to secure the ball in place. An unusual configuration which we have not previously encountered. Includes baseball for display which dates to later period than the vise itself: EX ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 297 1939 Louisville Colonels team signed "Centennial of Baseball" sheet. Sheet of paper with a block of (4) cancelled 1939 baseball themed postage stamps displayed at top has been signed by (21) with (19) whom went on to play in the Major Leagues. Most notable is Pee Wee Reese in the year before he would join the Brooklyn Dodgers. Fountain pen signatures rate 8-9/10 out of 10. Measures 8"x11" with a touch of light toning and wear. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sigs. NM, Sheet EX ($250-$500) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 298 Joe DiMaggio "Yankee Clipper" souvenir pennant c.1940-50s. Uncommon variant depicting a batting image of DiMaggio at left end with team name, "Joe DiMaggio" and "Yankee Clipper" in white lettering. Retains its original tassels with pinholes at corners/point along with some light general soiling: VG-EX ($750-$1,250) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 299 Rare Bud Abbott and Lou Costello autographed baseball c.1940s. Spalding F.Shaughnessy "Official International League" baseball has been signed "Bud Abbott" and "Lou Costello." Both are done in period ink rating 8 out of 10. The ball displays light to moderate toning and there is some wear to one panel. One of only a handful of dual-signed examples from this famed comedy duo that are forever linked to the game through their legendary "Who's On First" skit. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. EX/MT-NM ($5,000-$7,500) $9,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 300 1959 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony autographed baseball with Ty Cobb. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed by Ty Cobb, Frank Baker, George Sisler, Zach Wheat, and Pie Traynor. All are done in crisp and bold black ink rating 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Ball displays light toning with a hint of wear and there is vintage shellac applied over the signatures. Cobb has dated his signature "7/20/1959" which is the day that Zach Wheat was inducted in the Hall of Fame with the others in attendance. Includes full LOA from JSA: Ball EX, Sigs. NM ($2,000-$4,000) $4,500.00
 
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