Completed Live Auctions

Back Items For The Auction of February 7th and 8th, 2003  
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
See a Picture of this Item 1001 Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe wire photograph. Black and white 8"x10" image of the couple walking to board a plane for Hawaii: EX ($150.00-$250.00) $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 1002 Oct. 2, 1939 Joe Jackson photograph. Black and white news service photograph taken at Jackson's liquor store in Greenville, SC. The date was (20) years after Jackson and (7) of his teamates were banned from baseball for allegedly plotting to throw the 1919 World Series. When Ty Cobb visited Jackson's liquor store he was not greeted by Jackson and remarked, "Joe, Don't you know who I am?" Jackson replied, "Of course I do Ty, but I didn't think anyone wanted to know me." Poignant image of a defeated man whether intentional or not: EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) $1,600.00
See a Picture of this Item 1003 Lot of (3) baseball stereoviews with relation to the 1932 World Series. Set of three views marked Keystone View Co. incl. Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt throwing out the first pitch at Game #3, Joe E.Brown and pitcher Lou Warneke, and a beautiful Lou Gehrig view of the Iron Horse seated in the dugout: EX-MT ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $575.00
See a Picture of this Item 1004 Christy Mathewson group of sequential photographs c.1920's. Set of (5) sequential b&w 3 1/2"x4 1/2" images of Mathewson taken at Saranac Lake, NY where Mathewson would eventually succomb to tuberculosis. Matted and framed: EX-MT ($400.00-$500.00) $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 1005 Superb Ty Cobb photograph by Paul Thompson c.1920. Stunning b&w image of Cobb posed with a bat glaring from under the bill of his hat at the camera. Cobb is wearing his Detroit uniform with fans in the background providing a handsome backdrop. "Ty Cobb-Detroit Amer." written in pencil on back along with Paul Thompson stamp. 8"x10" with very little overall wear: EX/MT-NM ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $3,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 1006 Babe Ruth original glass plate negative c.1931. 4"x5" original negative showing Ruth batting in Yankees road uniform. Retains orig. photographic sleeve dated Apr. 28, 1931: EX ($200.00-$300.00) $1,050.00
See a Picture of this Item 1007 Significant Babe Ruth vintage photograph by Nat Fein c.1948. Striking image of Ruth holding his hat by his side and leaning on a bat ranks as one of the most famous images in baseball history. The moment was captured on June 13, 1948 when Ruth attended a celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of his house, Yankee Stadium. Babe was extremely frail at this point as the ravages of throat cancer consumed his body and was helped into uniform and onto the field. Horizontal image measures 9"x12" with exceptional contrast and clarity, signed "Nat Fein" at bottom right. Has (3) minor surface wrinkles (one of which has tiny area of inpainting) and has been archivally matted and beautifully framed. A benchmark of baseball photography, the offered image was acquired from Fein in 1994 and at the time was one of only two vintage prints in his posession: EX ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $6,250.00
See a Picture of this Item 1008 1932 Babe Ruth batting photograph. Black and white image of Ruth in uniform taking some batting practice swings. 6"x8" matted and framed, has original paper i.d. sheet attached to back: EX ($175.00-$275.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1009 Lot of (6) Chicago Cubs and White Sox premium photographs c.1930's. Each image measures 5"x7" on 6 1/4"x8 1/2" grey mount. Players includes Faber, Bush, and Lyons: EX-MT ($100.00-$150.00) $150.00
See a Picture of this Item 1010 1951 Large format photograph of Gen. Douglas MacArthru and baseball players autographed. 10"x13" photo of Joe DiMaggio, Dan Topping, Douglas MacArthur, Casey Stengel, Jean MacArthur, and Zack Taylor. All signatures have age fading with DiMaggio and Stengel rating the best at 5 out of 10 although upon close inspection all are visible. Includes LOA: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 1011 Original baseball pencil illustration c. 1920's. Large 13"x21" pencil on paper illustraion of boy with bat and baseball game scene in background. Titled at bottom, "Carrying the nickname Babe" and signed by artist Harry Temple who worked for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Very well done with excellent detail, matted and includes letter from Plain Dealer regarding artist: EX ($400.00-$600.00) $175.00
See a Picture of this Item 1012 Boston BBC team cabinet photograph c.1892. Large 10"x13" mounted image of the Nationa League champions in full uniform posed with stadium grandstands in backgound. Players include King Kelly, Kid Nichols, John Clarkson, and Hugh Duffy. Image remains very crisp with strong contrast, has (2) abrasions along the top edge of photo: EX ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $3,600.00
See a Picture of this Item 1013 Lot of (2) 1918 WWI related Christy Mathewson pieces. Poignant grouping of items that were significantly imoportant to Mathewson. Includes orig. Aug. 22, 1918 War Department appointment of Christy Mathewson to rank as Captain of Chemical Warfare Service. Issued by General Chief of Staff Peyton March and instructed Mathewson to report to Washington immediately. Orders are mounted on foldout display with matted photo on opposite side picturing Matty in full combat attire identified on back as belonging to Mrs. Mathewson. Lot also includes a telegram dated (2) days later from Mathewson to General Sibert in Washington noting that he would accept the appointment to Captain of the Chemical Warfare Dept. The orders were kept by Mathewson and then donated to his school until de-accession illustrating the importance that they represented in his life. The pair represent Mathewson's larger commitment to his country and as one of the greatest stars of his era place note to his quality as a U.S. citizen in addition to his baseball greatness: EX ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $1,300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1014 Peyton C. March single signed baseball. Off white B.Johnson AL ball signed on side panel, "P.C. March Chief of Staff U.S. Army". Signature rates 6 out of 10, March was the Army Chief of Staff during and after the first World War. Originated from the collection of former Major League player and umpire George Moriarity: VG-EX ($250.00-$350.00) $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 1015 Lot of (21) Cuban baseball related letters c.1950-60's. All are typed letters on Cuban baseball related stationary incl. Santurce, Cienfuegos, and Mexicali: EX ($200.00-$300.00) $450.00
See a Picture of this Item 1015a New York Black Yankees Negro League pennant c.1940's. Blue pennant with full game scene at left side, missing small portion of tip and one set of tassels: VG-EX ($300.00-$400.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 1016 Lot of (3) African American related baseball photographs c.1940-50's. Each b&w image measures 8"x10" with players in full uniform posed in action. Two of the uniforms read "Clowns": EX ($100.00-$150.00) $75.00
See a Picture of this Item 1017 Lot of African American related baseball items c.1906-1940's. Includes small photographic album from the collection of Negro League promoted Nat C. Strong. Inside includes various period images of the Palm Beach area of which (4) are baseball related and one strongly resembles Rube Foster. The images all depict players from the Royal Poinciana club in game action scenes: EX; heavy used and toned ball with period inscription, "Presented to Nat Strong From Rube Foster and Royal Poinciana Club 1906 Palm Beach Florida"; well used red and green stitched ball with period notations, "1921 Chicago American Giants Colored Champs Rube Foster" and "D.Malarcher": Range VG-EX/MT ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $1,800.00
See a Picture of this Item 1018 Sept. 11, 1937 Negro League game used baseball with autographs. Toned red stitched baseball with period notations denoting use in a game between Washington Elite Giants and the Phila. Stars. Ball has over (29) player names printed and signed on the ball, it is clear that at least some of the names are actual signatures. Players incl. Campanella, Mackey, Kimbro, and Page. Originated from the family of a woman who attended the game: VG-EX ($450.00-$650.00) $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 1019 Rare Negro League auto. baseball c.1931-34. Toned Wm. Harridge red and blue stitched ball (side stamped) with over (30) players names signed and printed on the ball. Based on the names and era of the ball we can attribute most of the players to either the Homestead Grays or the Pittsburgh Crawfords c.1932. The players names on the ball include some of the greatest and rarest in Negro League history incl. Joh Gibson, Bingo De Moss, Nate Harris, Biz Mackey, Fats Jenkins, Oscar Charleston, Ted Radcliffe, Dick Lundy, and Herbert Dixon among others. A number of the signatures are clearly autographed by the players and are consistent with known examples. While printed autographs are much more difficult to authenticate it is also clear that these names are all in different handwriting and in many cases appear to be very resemblent of the players known signature (if in fact there are other exemplars as the rarity of some of these players is such that no copies are known). Ball originated from the family of the original recipient who played with the Minnesota Red Socks and obtained the signatures at a game. Includes letter of provenance from the family and LOA from Kevin Keating. Spectacular rarity: Range GD-EX ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $22,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1019a Rare Homestead Grays game worn hat c.1940's. High quality black hat with applied white "G" on front in block lettering. Interior white leather headband retains orig. Wilson stamping and Buck Leonard has signed the underside of the bill. Hat shows nice game usage wear with only one tiny hole on top of bill. Hat also has a period ink "B" written inside on the top of the hat, unclear as to whether the hat was worn by Leonard himself or another player. Originated from the Barry Halper collection, one of the only identified Grays hats known to exist. Includes LOA from Global David Bushing/Dan Knoll/Mike Baker and (2) photos of Grays players incl. Leonard wearing this style of hat: EX ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $9,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 1020 Rare 1939 Lou Gehrig Day Commemorative plaque. Ornately decorated brass plaque crafted by Col. Charles J. Dieges of New York's famed metalwork shop Dieges & Clust. Plaque measures 4 1/4"x10 1/2" with intricate vine and flower border surrounding a stirring tributary lyric at top by John Kieran underneath which is printed the names of Gehrig's Yankee teammates. Wording at top is as follows, "To Lou Gehrig-We've been to the wars together; We took our foes as they came; And always you were the leader; And ever you played the game. Idol of cheering millions, Records are yours by sheaves; Iron of frame they hailed you; Decked you with laurel leaves. But higher that that we hold you, We who have known you best; Knowing the way that we hold you, We who have knwon you the best; Knowing the way you cam through, Every human test. Let this be a silent token, Of lasting Friendship's gleam, And all that we've left unspoken; Your Pals of the Yankee Team". This is one of 5 examples that we know to exist, most likely given to baseball executives or dignitaries: EX0MT ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $2,700.00
See a Picture of this Item 1021 Folk art painted baseball scoreboard c.1920's. Large 21"x64" painted softwood scoreboard having black over red paint with grid for scoring games. Retains nice original surface with (3) vertical moullions, has a horizontal shrinkage crack. Most likely hung in tavern during the period for scoring games: VG-EX ($800.00-$1,200.00) $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 1022 Franklin Lager Beer painted tin baseball display scoreboard c.1930-40's. 13"x27" rectangular sign with "Columbus" printed as the home team. Features raised tin lettering and illsutrations at bottom advertising Franklin Beer: VG-EX ($200.00-$300.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1023 Lot of (7) vintage sports related advertising/display pieces. Includes (3) 11"x17" cardboard signs advertising baseball game coverage in the "Knickerbocker News"; (2) 7"x16" Converse "Chuck Taylor" shoes paper advertisements; Jim Gilliam RC Cola advertising proof, 11"x17" (blank backed) with notation at bottom from advertising agency that it is to "appear in Negro Newspapers"; and 1951 "Jim Thorpe-All American" movie poster w/Burt Lancaster: Range VG-NM ($350.00-$450.00) $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 1024 Rube Marquard original watercolor painting by Dick Perez. Watercolor on board painting used for the Perez Steele HOF postcards depicting the HOF Giant pitcher in pinstriped home uniform. Measures 11"x17" double matted and archivally framed. Signed "Perez" on front, very nicely executed work in the quality level associated with Dick Perez artwork: NM ($750.00-$950.00) $750.00
See a Picture of this Item 1025 Lot of (16) 1958 Union Oil Co. Sports Club Booklets. Issued in conjunction with the Sports Club television show. Includes Snider, Banks, Spahn, B.Russell, Cousy, and J.Wooden: Range VG/EX-NM ($150.00-$200.00) $160.00
See a Picture of this Item 1026 Ted Williams Taylor Shoes advertising brochure c.1950's. Foldout brochure picturing Williams fishing on cover for Taylor "Rod and Gun" shoes: EX-MT ($200.00-$250.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 1027 Set of (7) Keds baseball die cut advertising counter display signs c.1930's. Charming group of 8" tall cardboard signs picturing young baseball players wearing Keds shoes. Each retains its' original easel back, one player is missing a hand: EX-EX/MT ($650.00-$850.00) $525.00
See a Picture of this Item 1027a Baseball die cut advertising sign c.1930-40's. Colorful cardboard easel back sign is unused with batter advertising Bauer Back Supporters. 15" tall matted and framed with tiny corner chip and tape repair to back of bat tip: EX-MT ($300.00-$400.00) $150.00
See a Picture of this Item 1028 Lot of (3) Medcalf art calendars c.1950's. Includes 7"x12" 1954 Ty Cobb calendar, 10"x17" 1954 Ty Cobb calendar, and 10"x17" 1955 Honus Wagner calendar. All are unused and have been professionally matted and framed: NM-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $475.00
See a Picture of this Item 1029 Unusual Mickey Mantle cardboard easel back display piece c.1950-60's. Die cut 15"x16" cardboard display piece mounted on artboard which appears to be a proof for some type of advertising or display sign. Front is offset printed color retaining orig. easel on reverse, sign is attached to 18"x24" black painted artboard for contrast with "14RPLI-654" printed at top in white. Mantle sign has a few surface creases and some lt. soiling, first example that we have encountered: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $750.00
See a Picture of this Item 1029a Rare Ted Williams die cut cardboard advertising display c.1940-50's. Full color easel back sign advertising Wilson Sporting Goods picturing Williams in full Boston uniform wearing a glove. Retains excellent overall eye appeal with a bold original color, has a few small repaired abrasions that have been inpainted. One of only a handful of known examples: EX ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $3,750.00
See a Picture of this Item 1030 Dizzy Dean endorsed shoe box c.1930's. Rare and possibly unique grey lidded shoe box featuring a paper end panel picturing Dizzy Dean. Label has a photo of Dean and his fasc. signature advertising "Athco" baseball shoes. Box has some light general wera incl. some small abrasions at edges, label is very clean: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $500.00
See a Picture of this Item 1031 Lou Gehrig endorsed shoe box c.1930's. Rare and possibly unique grey lidded shoe box featuring a paper end panel picturing Lou Gehrig. Label has a photo of Gehrig and his fasc. signature advertising "Davega" baseball shoes. Box has some light general wear incl. some small abrasions at edges, label remains fairly clean with one small corner chip and small surface wrinkle on right side. Period Gehrig related advertising pieces are exceedingly rare: VG-EX ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) $800.00
See a Picture of this Item 1032 Dizzy Dean Grape Nuts die cut cardboard advertising display c.1935. Huge 26"x40" cardboard display featuring color illustrative of Dizzy Dean pitching. One of the cleaner examples of this tough sign that we have seen with some minor soiling and small inpainted repair to one ankle (at top): EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $1,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1033 Rare Christy Mathewson Tuxedo tobacco advertising display c.1912. One of the most desired and attractive player endorsed advertising pieces of its' type the offered cardboard display measures 15"x18 1/2" with a color lithographic image of Mathewson in center flanked by green background rectangular panels having stylized "Tuxedo" lettering. Piece has some retsoration to include afew small holes that have been filled and inpainted, 3" repaired crease/tear under image of Matty, and a few other minor spots of inpainting. Triple matted and framed archivally, very impressive overall display: EX (With note to restoration) ($4,000.00-$6,000.00) $5,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1034 May 3, 1896 baseball cardboard supplement game. Color litho. display issued as supplement to The Phila. Press featuring stadium scene and small die cut players to symbolize Phila. and Boston teams. Has some creasing and repaired tear on rt. edge, matted and framed: VG-EX ($200.00-$300.00) $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 1035 Lot of (7) vintage baseball framed display pieces. Includes DiMaggio Avon magazine ad, 1922 NY Yankees team composite rotogravure section, Chesterfield baseball players composite magazine ad: Range VG-NM ($175.00-$275.00) $175.00
See a Picture of this Item 1036 Lot of misc. vintage baseball items. Includes (2) souvenir pocket knives w/Babe Ruth 60 Home Runs on one, Set of (8) 1962 "Safe at Home" w.Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle 10"x13" lobby cards; and (2) Brooklyn Dodgers team photo premiums from 1949 and 1951: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $350.00
See a Picture of this Item 1037 Baseball decorative fan c.1910. Cardboard fan featuring caricatures of Major League team players and managers incl. Mack, Evers, Griffith, Clarke, and McGraw. Has a repaired tear at bottom and some light general wear incl. a few areas of inpainting, retains orig. handle: VG ($350.00-$450.00) $425.00
See a Picture of this Item 1038 Lot of vintage sports related publications and paper items. Includes "The Marquard Glide" sheet music, "I Love Mickey" sheet music, Phila. Phillies and Brooklyn Dodgers Putnam series HC books w/DJ's (VG), (7) vintage Phillies and Yankees programs c.1940-60's incl. 1950 W.Series at Phila., several misc. Collegiate football and hockey programs, and (2) misc. sports books: Range VG-EX/MT ($250.00-$350.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 1039 Lot of (6) NFL Super Bowl and Pro Bowl programs. Includes Super Bowl I, Super Bowl III, 1968 Pro Bowl, 1969 Pro Bowl, 1970 Pro Bowl, and 1971 Pro Bowl: Range Range VG/EX-EX ($275.00-$375.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1040 Lot of (4) vintage baseball items: 1972 NLCS Game #5 ticket stub with program for Roberto Clemente's last game. Program is unscored: EX, 1970 Three Rivers Stadium full ticket: VG-EX, and 1950 Phillies Spring Training and Regular season pocket schedule: VG ($200.00-$300.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1041 Lot of (10) vintage baseball programs and publications. Includes 1924 Toronto scorecard, 1958 (Opening Game in LA) and 1962 Dodgers programs, 1962 and 1964 L.A. Angels programs, and (4) Pitt. Pirates programs c.1950-70's: Range VG-NM ($175.00-$275.00) $175.00
See a Picture of this Item 1042 Run of (22) Chicago Cubs programs from 1927-1947. Includes one for each year in the run in addition to Aug. 22, 1936 Cubs 60th Anniversary program: Range VG-NM ($400.00-$600.00) $475.00
See a Picture of this Item 1043 Lot of (14) vintage baseball rosters, schedules, and misc. small pieces. Includes 1931 A's roster, 1931 and 1936 Pirates rosters, 1929 Phillies roster, 1931 Dodgers roster, and 1929 Reds roster: Range EX-NM ($450.00-$650.00) $525.00
See a Picture of this Item 1044 Lot of (7) early baseball related publications. Includes 1842 children's primer book w/engraving of rounders style game, 1904 Reach AL Guide (missing cover), Frank Merriwell dime novel, 1888 Spalding guide (re-bound in hard cover, loose interior pages), 1892 Spalding guide (spine damage), 1906 Spalding guide (tape on spine), and Jan. 1917 issue of "Baseball Magazine" w/McGraw cover: Range PR-VG/EX ($300.00-$500.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 1045 Lot of (3) vintage baseball equipment catalogues: 1911 Spalding, 1912 Spalding, and 1926 Reach: Range VG/EX-EX ($350.00-$450.00) $425.00
See a Picture of this Item 1046 1920 D&M baseball equipment catalogue. One of the most desired catalogues of the period featuring color image of Babe Ruth on cover. Has some light staining and a few abrasions on front and back cover: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $750.00
See a Picture of this Item 1047 Lot of (5) vintage D&M baseball equipment related publications. Includes 1914 equipment catalog, 1917 equipment catalog, 1917 Rules book, and uniform sample cards with Chief Bender Sporting Goods store stamp: Range VG-EX ($250.00-$350.00) $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 1048 1913 Spalding baseball equipment catalogue. Endearing color litho. image on cover of (3) boys picking out their Spalding baseball gear. Has some wear to bottom rt. corner otherwise very clean: EX ($350.00-$450.00) $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 1049 Rare 1913 Reach color baseball equipment catalogue. (32) page catalogue with full color illustrations of equipment and players incl. Chief Bender on front cover and Sam Crawford on back cover: EX-EX/MT ($500.00-$700.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 1050 Lot of (4) early issues of "Baseball Magazine". Includes Aug 1913: EX, Nov. 1913 (spine damage): GD-VG, August 1914 (spine damage): GD-VG, and June 1922: GD-VG ($175.00-$275.00) $175.00
See a Picture of this Item 1051 1881 Spalding Base Ball Guide. Early guide retains orig. lithographic front cover (back cover is reproduction), missing a few interior pages: GD ($250.00-$350.00) $100.00
See a Picture of this Item 1052 Rare 1866 "The Base Ball Player's Book of Reference" published by J.C. Haney & Co. Primitive early guide regarding the rules of baseball for 1866, (70) pages total with some staining to covers, loose spine, and light page wear. First edition of the Haney guides, one of only a handful of copies extant: VG ($750.00-$1,000.00) $800.00
See a Picture of this Item 1053 Rare 1869 "Haney's Base Ball Book of Reference" by Henry Chadwick. Fine example of this scarce early publication, (138) total pages of baseball rules and instructions by Chadwick. Retains both front and back covers along with orig. spine, back cover has tape repair: VG-EX ($800.00-$1,200.00) $750.00
See a Picture of this Item 1054 Significant group of (10) H.Harwood & Sons Base Ball letters/invoices c.1864-1869. The offered group represents the earliest collection of baseball related equipment invoices and correspondance that we have encountered. Each is handwritten on Harwood stationary with player illustration at top left. All appear to have been written and signed by Harwood himself with content regarding orders for balls, ball "sacks", and the like. All appear to have been sent to "Gilbert & Wells" : Range EX-NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,050.00
See a Picture of this Item 1055 Nov. 4, 1888 California League baseball program. Scarce early scorebook issued for (3) games played in San Francisco incl. the "Chicagos" and "All-Americans" featuring players such as Ward, Crane, Hanlon, and Ryan. Professional game is scored while the two amateur games remain unscored. Program is significant in that "Casey at the Bat" author Ernest Thayer admitted that he was inspired while watching California League players in 1888. Program lists Cooney and Blake among the players who are accepted by historians as the inspiration for several lines incl., "And when Cooney died at first and Barrows did the same, A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game.": EX ($400.00-$600.00) $1,050.00
See a Picture of this Item 1056 Estate collection of 19th century baseball scorecards c.1870-80's. Incredible find of over (20) period scorecards that have been attached into a period scrapbook. Almost all are professional teams incl. Boston, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington. Players include King Kelly, B.Sunday, Anson, and Beckely. All are attached in varying degrees to a period scrapbook and could be removed if so desired, several of the scorecards have detached covers or trimming to one edge. Please call or e/mail for better description: Range GD-EX ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $1,350.00
See a Picture of this Item 1057 Lot of (2) 19th century Chicago baseball scorecards. Includes 1885 Chicago vs. Boston with printed lineups incl. Anson, Kelly, Clarkson, and Nash. Has vertical center fold line and is scored neatly in pencil: VG-EX along with Chicago vs. Buffalo with printed lineups incl. Kelly, Anson, Sunday, and Brouthers. Has some fold lines and a few surface stains: VG ($400.00-$600.00) $450.00
See a Picture of this Item 1058 1899 St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh program. 5"x7" booklet style program with printed lineups for both teams scored neatly in pencil. Also features St. Louis schedule and rules for 1899, has a light vertical center fold line: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1059 New York vs. Chicago scorecard. Foldout card with baseball scene engraving on front cover, player and team names are neatly handwritten in pencil and scored: EX ($200.00-$300.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1060 1876 Chicago vs. St. Louis scorecard. Early thin paper stock foldout scorecard for game played at Chicago with printed lineups incl. Anson, Spalding, and McVey. Has some light surface wrinkling but remains in remarkably nice condition given its' age and fragility: EX ($400.00-$600.00) $475.00
See a Picture of this Item 1061 Oct. 14, 1888 New York Giants testimonial dinner program. Scarce bound program for a banquet given in honor of the Champion Giants at the Star Theatre. Includes (2) pages of player portrait photographs incl. Ward, Connor, Keefe, and Ewing. Details presentation of a "silken pennant" and readings by speakers incl. De Wolf Hopper who recited Casey at the Bat for the first time. Hard bound cover features tooled brass corners and raised letter titling, pages are intact but loose from string binding: EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,800.00
See a Picture of this Item 1062 June 10, 1882 Boston vs. Cleveland scorecard, Pink foldout scorecard with printed lineups incl. Hornung, Glasscock, Muldoon, and Brody. Scored neatly in pencil: VG ($200.00-$300.00) $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 1063 1888 Chicago vs. Philadelphia program. Attractive baseball lithographic cover adorns this early program with inset photo of R. Pettit. Interior remains clean with period advertisements and schedules, scored neatly in pencil: EX ($500.00-$700.00) $575.00
See a Picture of this Item 1064 Providence vs. New York scorecard c.1880's. Foldout scorecard with color litho. cover having inset photo of Jos. Stuart. Interior features printed lineups incl. Ewing, Ward, Connor, and Welch. Scored neatly in pencil: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $650.00
See a Picture of this Item 1065 1897 New York vs. Boston program. Patriotic color litho. front cover featuring woman with U.S. flag, interior has printed lineups incl. Van Haltren, Gleason, Hamilton, Duffy, and Collins. Partially scored in pencil, has some lt. interior page staining and faint center fold line: VG-EX ($300.00-$400.00) $600.00
See a Picture of this Item 1066 Lot of (2) early Cleveland baseball programs. Includes 1907 Clev. vs St. Louis (damage at top into the interior): PR-GD and 1910 Clev. vs. Cincinnati (scored in pencil): VG ($250.00-$350.00) $600.00
See a Picture of this Item 1067 Lot of (2) vintage baseball programs: 1914 Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (unscored): EX and 1913 St. Louis Browns vs. Boston Red Sox (scored): VG ($300.00-$400.00) $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 1068 Lot of (4) Brooklyn baseball programs: Oct. 5, 1912 vs. New York (Last game in Washington Park), 1916 vs. New York, Sept. 19, 1920 vs. Pittsburgh, and 1923 vs. Boston: Range EX-EX/MT ($500.00-$750.00) $475.00
See a Picture of this Item 1069 Lot of (4) vintage Chicago Cubs programs: 1921 vs. St. Louis (unscored w/some loose pages): VG, 1922 vs. New York (scored): EX, 1924 vs. St. Louis (scored): VG, and 1926 vs. Pittsburgh (scored): EX ($275.00-$375.00) $425.00
See a Picture of this Item 1070 Lot of (4) vintage Chicago Cubs programs: 1915 vs. Boston (scored): VG-EX, 1916 vs. New York (scored): EX, 1917 vs. Pittsburgh: EX, and 1918 vs. Philadelphia: VG-EX ($450.00-$650.00) $2,600.00
See a Picture of this Item 1071 1905 Chicago vs. New York program. Scored, has horizontal fold line: VG ($200.00-$300.00) $500.00
See a Picture of this Item 1072 June 30, 1934 Forbes Field 30th Anniversary program. Simple foldout brochure with b&w photo of the stadium on front cover. Has a heavy vertical center fold line: VG ($150.00-$200.00) $110.00
See a Picture of this Item 1073 1891 Brooklyn Base Ball Club souvenir yearbook. (32) page book featuring images and information regarding the team and its' players: EX ($250.00-$350.00) $1,050.00
See a Picture of this Item 1074 1912 Washington vs. Boston scorecard. Foldout card for game played in Washington, Cy Young listed as pitcher for Boston (scored). Has a repaired tear on back cover: VG ($200.00-$250.00) $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 1075 Rare 1915 Brooklyn Federal League program. Issued for a game played against Pittsburgh for the 1915 season with printed lineups incl. Federal League batting champ Benny Kauff. Features color litho. cover with small chip at bottom right corner, otherwise book remains failry clean overall: VG ($1,250.00-$1,500.00) $750.00
See a Picture of this Item 1076 1910 "Players in the World's Series" souvenir book. Nice quality guide style book with player images and bio. facts: EX ($400.00-$600.00) $475.00
See a Picture of this Item 1077 "The Batting Instructor" promotional booklet c.1926. (15) page soft cover book promoting a batting practice device developed by Princeton coach Bill Clarke. Features photos and testimonials from Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, and Al Simmons: EX ($175.00-$225.00) $75.00
See a Picture of this Item 1078 1921 Ty Cobb testimonial dinner program. Thick stock cardboard book bound by yellow and black silk ribbons for a dinner given in honor of Ty Cobb at the Hotel Statler in Detroit. Interior features a beautiful portrait of Cobb along with several pages of menus, speakers, and committee names. Very clean throughout except for small stain of cover: EX ($1,250.00-$1,500.00) $850.00
See a Picture of this Item 1079 Scarce and desirable 1901 first edition of "Casey at the Bat by Thayer. Soft cover fictional volume that remains the most famous baseball tale ever written. Features illustrative baseball scene on cover, interior is very clean with intact string bound spine and illustrations throughout. Published by the New Amsterdam Book Co., New York. Has some very light general wear incl. a few tiny edge flakes: EX ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $5,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1080 1911 "Humor Among Minors" by Ashenback. Obscure early baseball volume featuring baseball illustrative cover and content regarding Minor Leagues: EX ($200.00-$300.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 1081 Significant Joe Jackson telegram. Dated Jul 29, 1923 two page Western Union Telegram sent to Jackson with incredible content regarding his banishment from baseball. The telegram reads as follows: "JOE JACKSON-AMERICUS-COMMY SENT DICKS TO SAVANNAH TO SCARE YOU I AM IN POSITION TO KNOW BECAUSE I AM IN OFFICE WHERE REPORTS COME IN / LAST REPORT ? THEY HAD NOTHING ON YOU / I ALWAYS FELT SORRY FOR YOU BOYS AND AM TIPPING YOU OFF TO GO RIGHT AFTER THIS FELLOW AS YOU HAVE GOT THE GOODS ON HIM AND THEY KNOW IT / YOUR LAWYER IN MILWAUKEE JUST WON A BIG POINT AGAINST THEM AND THEY ARE SCARED TO DEATH THAT THE CASE WILL BE TRIED BEFORE A JURY / KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT (AND PLAY) BALL AND LISTEN TO YOUR LAWYER AS HE IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE BEST (IN THE) WEST / IF ANYTHING ELSE COMES IN HERE I WILL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU BY WIRE BUT YOU HAVE GOT THEM ON THE RUN NOW AND GIVE THEM A GOOD BEATING AND DON'T LET THESE CHEAP DICKS SCARE YOU AS THEY HAVE GOT NOTHING ON YOU TO DATE AS I KNOW FROM REPORTS I HAVE SEEN AND THEY HAVE REPORTED THAT THEY ARE UNABLE TO GET ANYTHING ON YOU WILL WIRE LATER IF ANYTHING TURNS UP." Telegram is signed "A Friend 905A Jul 30". Telegram originated from the personal collection of Jackson and was kept by Jackson himself until his death. This document is arguably the most desirable of any Jackson/Black Sox related ephemera to have become available to the collecting public. Has separated into quarter sections with some edge chipping: VG ($4,000.00-$6,000.00) $7,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 1082 Rare Joe Jackson barnstorming broadside c.1920's. 6"x9 1/4" paper broadside advertising a game between Jackson's Waycross team vs. Right-Way Team from Macon. Sign remains in very fine overall condition with light wear to left edge. Charming line at bottom reads, "Leave Your Coats at Home, Boys , But See This Game!" After Major League banishment Jackson routinely barnstormed with local teams that drew big crowds to see the former White Sox star: EX ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) $2,600.00
See a Picture of this Item 1083 Lot of misc. vintage baseball paper items to include: 1915 postcard sent from Colorado to Brooklyn signed, "Mrs. and J. Daubert" which is signed by former Brooklyn Dodger Jake Daubert; (3) Flatbush Greys baseball pieces c.1930's. incl. hand painted envelope and scorecard; 1935 Permatex vs. Newburgh ticket stub; 16"x20" second generation team photo of the 1916 Brooklyn Robins c.1940's; and 1946 Phantom World Series program for Boston Red Sox at Brooklyn Dodgers. Includes LOA from James Spence PSA/DNA: Range VG-EX ($350.00-$450.00) $2,600.00
See a Picture of this Item 1084 Complete set of (4) 1932 World Series ticket stubs incl. Game #3 Babe Ruth Called Shot game. Includes stubs for Game #'s 1 and 2 at New York and Game #'s 3 and 4 for games at Chicago. All tickets are very clean with light wear, Game #3 ticket is notably clean with minimal wear. In Game #3 Babe Ruth created a moment for the ages when he pointed towards the stands against pitcher Charlie Root and promptly nailed the next pitch for a huge home run: Range EX-NM ($1,250.00-$1,750.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 1085 Lot of (3) vintage World Series programs. Includes 1935 at Chicago (unscored): GD-VG, 1938 at Chicago (unscored): VG, and 1945 at Chicago (scored): NM ($150.00-$200.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1086 Lot of (2) vintage World Series programs: 1929 at Chicago (fold line, partially scored): VG and 1932 at Chicago (unscored): GD-VG ($150.00-$250.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 1087 Lot of (5) vintage World Series programs: 1941 at Brooklyn (scored, loose center page): VG, 1942 at New York (scored): EX, 1942 at New York (unscored, tape on spine): GD-VG, 1943 at St. Louis (unscored, staining on edges of pages): VG, and 1946 at St. Louis (unscored): VG ($300.00-$400.00) $350.00
See a Picture of this Item 1088 Lot of (2) vintage World Series programs: 1936 at New York Yankees (scored, tape on pages): GD and 1939 at New York (unscored): EX ($200.00-$250.00) $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 1089 1939 All-Star game program. Issued for game played at New York is scored neatly in pencil: EX ($250.00-$350.00) $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 1090 1943 All-Star game program. Issued for game played at Philadelphia, newspaper box score attached to each scoring page: EX ($125.00-$175.00) $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 1091 1929 World Series program at Phila. along with Game #3 stub. Program is unscored and has some damage incl. tape on spine, stub is missing rain check: Program: GD-VG, Stub: EX ($400.00-$600.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 1092 1928 World Series program. Issued for game played at New York, unscored with vertical center fold line and slightly loose cover: VG ($400.00-$500.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 1093 1926 World Series program. Issued for game played at New York, scored lightly in pencil. Has vertical center fold line: VG-EX ($450.00-$650.00) $475.00
See a Picture of this Item 1094 1928 World Series ticket stub. Issued for Game #3 at St. Louis, has some fading to front edges and a few abrasions on back: VG-EX ($175.00-$250.00) $175.00
See a Picture of this Item 1095 1907 World Series program. Tough early program issued for game played at Chicago for Series in which the Cubs prevailed. Has a vertical center fold line and some lt. soiling to cover and interior. Missing interior scoring page, rare World Series program from Cubs' glory era: VG (With note to scoring page) ($800.00-$1,200.00) $525.00
See a Picture of this Item 1096 Lot of (2) vintage sports related hard cover books: 1923 "A Parody Sport Book" by Happy. Satirical book with photos and personal message from Cobb and Bobby Jones: VG-EX and 1939 "The Negro in Sports" by Henderson w/DJ: VG-EX ($150.00-$250.00) $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 1097 1933 "Who's Who in Major League Baseball" by Johnson. Fine copy of the definitive period baseball research volume with rare original color litho, dust jacket. Book itself has minor usage wear retaining a tight spine structure, dust jacket is complete and intact with some typical light creasing: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $875.00
See a Picture of this Item 1098 Lot of vintage World Tour related materials c.1913. Includes figural "Ask the Spinks" C.C. Spink & Son, St. Louis cast metal paperweight of the Sphinx, (4) page typed letter/article by Charles Comiskey on thin stock copy paper regarding the Tour incl. content on Australia and Japan, signed by Comiskey in pencil on last page; and a grouping of telegrams and news articles/photos relating to G.W. Axelson's coverage of the Tour: Range VG-EX/MT ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,650.00
See a Picture of this Item 1099 Rare April 18, 1957 Roger Maris first home run program. Program issued for first game played of the 1957 season between Detroit and Cleveland in which rookie Roger Maris hit his first Major League home run. In the eleventh inning Maris hit a grand slam to beat the Tigers 8-3. Scored neatly in pencil: EX ($300.00-$500.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 1100 Larry Lajoie autographed book. 1944 "They Played the Game" HC book signed on interior cover page, "To My Friend Billy Fine With Best Wishes Keep Your Eye on the Ball. From Larry Lajoie June 27th 1944." Signature and inscription rate 7 out of 10, book has some general wear. Includes LOA from James Spence PSA/DNA: EX ($450.00-$650.00) $425.00
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