Completed Live Auctions

Back Items For The Auction of August 6 - 7, 1999  
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
See a Picture of this Item 601 1888 Goodwin Champions N162 Parisian Bob Caruthers: EX $200.00-$275.00 $500.00
See a Picture of this Item 602 1888 Goodwin Champions N162 Dan Brouthers. Slightly off center and has some inpainting on the ear where there was an abrasion at one time: GD-VG $200.00-$300.00 $200.00
  603 Lot of three vintage unused cigar box labels incl. Pedro Ramos and National League: EX-MT $35.00-$55.00 $5.00
  604 Lot of two early paper pieces incl. Kinney Bros. Tobacco “Natural History” album. Picture various wildlife scenes in typical period tobacco album form: EX $75.00-$100.00 $110.00
See a Picture of this Item 605 Eddie Collins cabinet photograph c.1910. Issued by the Philadelphia American numbered 316, sepia tone image on originl mount marked on back Jones, Keyser, & Arras photographers,NY: EX $475.00-$575.00 $475.00
See a Picture of this Item 606 1912 S81 silk Christy Mathewson. Issued as a premium for Helmar “Turkish Trophies” cigarettes this example exhibits only slight age toning and has some border ÒstitchingÕ holes where it was previously attached to another piece: EX $400.00-$500.00 $475.00
  607 Lot of two unopened tobacco related pieces to include “Favorite” Chewing Tobacco pouch with player endorsements on back: VG-EX and a Pedro Ramos cigar: EX-MT $125.00-$150.00 $60.00
See a Picture of this Item 608 Lot of two 19th century baseball cigar box labels. “Crack Team” color litho. interior lid label issued by Louis Neuman Co.,NY. 6”x71/4” with beautiful color game scene: EX-MT and “G.B.B.B.C.” color litho label applied to box bottom section, bottom only with age wear to label and box: VG $600.00-$800.00 $1,450.00
  609 1916 BF2 felt pennant doilie. Handmade table doilie with 14 Bf2 pennants sewn together in pie form, all are George McBride except for one Earl Hamilton: VG $75.00-$95.00 $140.00
  610 Lot of three pieces to include: H818 Spalding football player die cut advertising figure, Enameline Yale football player die cut adv. figure, and an unused Pedro Ramos cigar box label: EX-EX/MT ($150.00-$200.00 $130.00
See a Picture of this Item 611 Hughie Jennings interior cigar box label. Two toned photographic collage of various photos is unused condition: NM $275.00-$375.00 $250.00
  612 Lot of three baseball tobacco related pcs. to include “Pinch Hit” paper advertising sign, National League cigar box label, and unopened package of “4 Bagger” tobacco: Range VG-EX ($75.00-$125.00 $80.00
See a Picture of this Item 613 Very rare 1888 John A. Andrews “Boston Club Cigar” advertising trade card. Published and printed by Hastings,Boston after the print of the same content the offered trade card features ad for the cigar department of the Andrews Retail store in Boston and more specifically the “Boston Base Ball Club 5’s and 10’s cigars”. This example measures 6 1/4”x9” and has had itsÕ borders trimmed as the known example of this card measures 6 7/8”x9 7/8” with Andrews name and “Boston Club Cigar” printed on border. Except for light soiling on the back and the forementioned sizing this piece is free from wear with excellent contrast and surface. We only know of one other example to exist and it was previously offered in 1991 at the Copeland Auction with a substantial estimate, very rare and desirable 19th century Boston, tobacco, and paper related baseball piece: EX (With note to sizing) $1,500.00-$2,000.00 $1,100.00
  614 Chicago Cubs tobacco tin c.1930. Yellow cylindrical tin missing lid: VG $45.00-$55.00 $20.00
See a Picture of this Item 615 “Koch’s Champions” cigar box c.1910. Mahogany lidded box with interior label picturing three sports champions incl. boxer Jim Jeffries. Photo vignettes are surrounded by various sporting equipment incl. bats, golf clubs: EX $375.00-$475.00 $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 616 Rare “Short Stop” baseball cigar box c.1880-83. Mahogany lidded box with exterior paper side label picturing a comedic game scene and an interior lid label featuring a color tinted game scene engraving marked Harris & Son, Phila.. Box retains majority of its’ orig. tax stampings and has light age wear to the labels incl. cresing and slight chipping. Lid was re-attached, very early basebal related cigar box with rare two label variation format: EX $1,750.00-$2,250.00 DNS
See a Picture of this Item 617 “Home Run” cigar box c.1890-1910. Pine box with rare hinged lid design in pristine original condition, interior paper label is in as issued condition and box retains orig. tax stamping labels. “Home Run” burned into all exterior panels: NM $1,200.00-$1,500.00 DNS
See a Picture of this Item 618 “Base Ball” cigar box c. 1883. Early mahogany relic in near original condition retaining all tax stampings and interior paper label with early equipment decor. Exterior has “Base Ball” titling burned in top and front panels, mfgd. by J.E. Lucas in Bethesda,OH: EX-MT $1,500.00-$1,700.00 $500.00
See a Picture of this Item 619 Nap Lajoie Sporting Life cabinet photo. Black and white photo of Lajoie on orig. mount, had large abrasion to its’ back as the only major defect: Front: VG-EX, Back: PR-GD $500.00-$575.00 $525.00
See a Picture of this Item 620 . Harry Pulliam unused cigar box label c.1910: NM $150.00-$200.00 $25.00
See a Picture of this Item 621 Folk art S74 baseball tobacco silk embroidery c.1912. Attractive display piece with eighteen 1909 S74 baseball silks including Cobb, Chance, Marquard, Doyle sewn onto a linen background with an American flag and date stitched into the center. Background has some light staining and a small area of wear, 20”x23” matted and framed: EX $1,250.00-$1,500.00 $850.00
See a Picture of this Item 622 Unique 1909 Boston Red Sox photographic advertising sign for Ramly Cigarettes baseball cards. Spectacular period display piece with relation to one of the finest of the early 20th century tobacco card issues. This piece features a large format photograph of the 1909 Boston Red Sox incl. Niles, Lake, Stahl, and a young pitcher named Joe Wood. The image size itself is an enormous 14 1/2”x19 1/2” and retains perfect original clarity and contrast equal to the finest baseball portraiture of the period. The overall mount size measures 22”x28” with a 4 1/4” border that has applied Ramly cigarette packages as well as dual toned period ink lettering incl. team and player names, Ramly product name, and a great ad for the 1909 Ramly baseball card set which reads, “Baseball Fans! Pictures of the Players Free with Ramly Turkish Cigarettes”. The only mentionable condition defect is even wear to the corners with a small chip on top left corner. The Red Sox connection to the Ramly baseball card set is well documented as they were issued in Massachusetts and the set contained more Red Sox cards than any other team. The offered display piece most likely hung behind the counter in a Boston area merchant’s shop during the one year issue of the cards. Fine multi category piece with appeal to folk art, tobacco, photographic, advertising, and baseball fields. Free mounted in an archival museum quality frame, we know of no other Ramly baseball advertisement to exist: EX-EX/MT $15,000.00-$25,000.00 $18,000.00
  623 Lot of eight R313 Goudey fine pen photos incl. Bucky Harris: Range VG-EX $40.00-$60.00 $40.00
  624 Collection of thirteen 1946-49 W603 Yankees Sports Exchange cards incl. DiMaggio, Pennock: Range VG-EX/MT $140.00-$170.00 $140.00
See a Picture of this Item 625 Lot of four early baseball paper pieces to include: 1867 baseball game handbill card for a game between the King & Baird team and the Inquirer w/color litho. decoration: VG; 1884 pocket foldout schedule for the Chicago Reserves team listing all games incl. Clev. and Detroit: EX, 1902 Eastern League pocket schedule: VG-EX, and a Palmer Cox Brownies color litho. box label c.1908-10: EX $600.00-$750.00 $525.00
  626 Lot of three vintage baseball paper pieces incl. 1915 calendar w/color litho. baseball game scene at top: VG-EX, 1926 color magazine adv. for Fisk Tires w/baseball grahics framed in a period gilt frame: EX, and a Best Strike Apples color litho. label c.1930’s: EX $75.00-$100.00 $140.00
See a Picture of this Item 627 Fine lot of 39 Baseball Magazine premium photographs. All measure 91/2”x12 including Ruth, Gehrig, Cobb, Williams, Foxx, DiMaggio, Wagner, Ott: Range EX-NM $750.00-$1,000.00 $600.00
  628 Vintage sports paper lot to include: 1935 Babe Ruth Quaker Oats booklet, 1944 L/Slugger “Famous Slugger” booklet, four issues of Time magazine w/tennis covers, 1960’s Topps stamp album w/stamps: Range VG-EX/MT $75.00-$125.00 $120.00
  629 “Diamond Dust” baseball puchboard game c.1930’s. Unused with players names incl. Foxx, Ott, DiMaggio: EX-MT $125.00-$150.00 $80.00
See a Picture of this Item 630 Harvard baseball player poster c.1903. Color litho. print after the Bristow Adams impressionistic scene of a player leaping for a ball, 13”x22” with even corner wear and a few tack holes at top. Matted and framed marked and dated at bottom by Potomac Press, Washington D.C.: VG/EX-EX $400.00-$500.00 $350.00
  631 Lot of two vintage NY Yankees team photographs: 1926 team posed in rows on the field including Ruth, Gehrig, Huggins marked International Newsreel on back. 8”x10” w/horizontal crease at top 1/3 of image: VG and 1939 Team posed in rows on the field including Gehrig, DiMaggio, McCarthy. 8"x10" framed: EX-MT $275.00-$375.00 $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 632 1953 Jackie Robinson calendar. Cardboard calendar with color photo insert of Robinson, unused 12”x14” overall size: EX-EX/MT $250.00-$350.00 $225.00
  633 Lot of fifty Baseball Magazine premium photographs incl Bancroft, Felsch, Newhouser, Kerr: Range VG-NM $400.00-$500.00 $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 634 1909 World Series panoramic photo supplement. Issued by the Pittsburgh Index picturing the Tigers and Pirates teams lined up under a sweeping view of Forbes Field with a game in progress and Ty Cobb batting. Retains excellent contrast and has only faint original fold lines, 15”x40” in a period oak frame: EX-EX/MT $1,750.00-$2,250.00 $2,400.00
  635 Vintage baseball paper lot to include: Three 1909 color litho. baseball prints from the Boston Baseball Series by O.D. Williams, 8”x11” each in an illustrative style: EX, Mohawk Colored Giants paper baseball broadside: VG, and a Ladies Day baseball hanging stadium sign for the Polo Grounds and Yankee Stadium, 11” square with black lettering on white board: EX $130.00-$170.00 $210.00
See a Picture of this Item 636 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates artist composite display piece. Individual player vignette photos cutout from a period news supplement applied to a cardboard backing and identified by corresponding names and numbers below. Decorative applied cutouts incl. bats and ball, Pittsburgh seal, American eagle, and “1909 Pennant Winners” surround the player photos. Created as a homemade commemorative piece celebrating the Pirates NL Championship. 14”x18” in its’ orig. frame: EX-EX/MT $400.00-$600.00 $475.00
See a Picture of this Item 637 Early baseball punchboard c.1915. Decorative color litho. decor incl. equipment with miniature baseball bat rewards for winning players. Missing four mini bats: VG/EX-EX $350.00-$450.00 $230.00
See a Picture of this Item 638 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig barnstorming photograph c.1928. Sepia tone photo of Ruth and Gehrig in their famous barnstorming uniforms standing in front of crowd. Has French Canadian writing on back along with date of 1928, nice clarity in a custom matting: EX $600.00-$700.00 $925.00
  639 Misc. vintage baseball smalls lot to include: Cooperstown souvenir mini ball, Two baseball shaped banks, baseball figural mug marked Japan, pottery planter w/player, Ted Williams Moxie drink holder, and several other small souvenir pcs; 10 total pcs: Range VG-NM $140.00-$160.00 $130.00
See a Picture of this Item 640 Rare 1939 Buck “Bobo” Newsom Detroit Tigers warmup jacket. Large wool and leather jacket that was once worn by the 20 year Major League veteran. Marked with its’ original O’Shea Knitting Mills tag in collar and retains original script “D” on breast. “Buck Newsom” chain stitched onto applied interior label at base of coat, jacket remains in original condition with excellent usage wear and toning. The 200 pound Newsom was a journeyman pitcher before the term came into vogue but is also remembered for his love of the game and character: EX-MT $3,500.00-$4,000.00 DNS
  641 Lot of fourteen various baseball auto. pieces to include: W.Giles signed card, Schmidt and Carlton auto. photo and tickets, J.Sewell photo: EX-NM $50.00-$75.00 $60.00
  642 Large lot of 113 autographed pieces c.1950-80’s. Includes numerous 3”x5” cards, photos, newspaper articles signed by various players such as Spahn, Aaron, Mays, Piersall, Ford: Range VG-NM $100.00-$125.00 $80.00
See a Picture of this Item 643 Lot of fifty HOF’er autographed 3”x5” cards. All signed in ink most on the unlined side including Williams, DiMaggio, Grove, Dickey, Greenberg, Medwick, McCarthy, Roush, Conlan, Bell: Range EX-NM $400.00-$500.00 $400.00
  644 Vintage auto. collection of over 100 pcs. Consists of mainly 3”x5” cards including Ashburn, Feller, Spahn, Drysdale, DiMaggio, Kluscewski: Range VG-NM $150.00-$250.00 $210.00
  645 1944 Connie Mack handwritten letter. Penned in black fountain pen on Phila. Athletics stationary with content regarding a donation made by Mack. Matted and framed: EX $250.00-$350.00 $190.00
See a Picture of this Item 646 Ty Cobb handwritten letter. Dated 1936 two page letter on Cobb’s stationary written to Phila. writer Stoney McLinn in black fountain pen, signed , ”As ever, Ty”. Includes original envelope from Cobb: EX -MT $375.00-$575.00 $500.00
See a Picture of this Item 647 Rare Frank Baker auto. check. Dated 1922 made out to Frank Baker (by Baker), signed by Baker, and incredibly endorsed by Baker on the back. Has a small skewer hole in middle from Baker’s desk skewer and all three full name signatures are bold and clear. Baker checks are among the toughest of alll early HOF’ers to obtainand the offered example is the first triple signed check to be offered publicly: EX-EX/MT $1,750.00-$2,250.00 $1,350.00
See a Picture of this Item 648 Ty Cobb auto. check. Dated 1957 and signed by Cobb in blue ink: EX-EX/MT $475.00-$575.00 $500.00
  649 Mickey Cochrane auto. photo. Black and white premium photo signed in black ink, “ To Art Bissell Best Wishes, Mickey Cochrane”. Signature is light and rates 3/4 out of 10, 8”x10” matted and framed: GD-VG $50.00-$75.00 $60.00
  650 Paul Waner autographed booklet. Signed in blue ink by Waner on the back cover to Bruce Lester on Waner’s “Batting Secrets” booklet: EX-MT $75.00-$125.00 $70.00
See a Picture of this Item 651 Rare Mickey Cochrane auto. George Burke photograph c.1934. Sepia tone image of the legendary catcher in Detroit uniform signed in black ink “To Bob...”. Photo is 4”x6” and stamped George Burke on reverse, difficult period signed photo to locate. Deceased 1962: EX-MT $500.00-$700.00 $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 652 June 12, 1939 Baseball HOF Centennial auto. ticket. Ticket from the HOF dedication signed on the back by Kennesaw Landis, Clark Griffith, Babe Ruth, and Wm. Klem. All four have signed boldly in pencil especially Ruth: EX-MT $1,000.00-$1,300.00 $1,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 653 Babe Ruth auto. photograph. Sepia tone 5”x7” image of Ruth seated next to General Fisk in the stands at Camp Meade in Maryland on July 5, 1924. Signed, “To Frank Bennett Sincerely Babe Ruth” in bold blue ink and inscription is faintly visible on back that it was signed by Ruth c. 1934. Image has a few surface scratches and a vertical crease but appearance is excellent. Signature rates 9 out of 10, outstanding period signed Ruth image: EX-EX/MT $1,800.00-$2,400.00 DNS
  653a Connie Mack Framed Display Piece. $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 654 Rare Connie Mack handwritten letter. Dated February 5, 1950 with content regarding attending a banquet signed in an extremely rare full name, “Cornelius McGillicuddy” on Hotel stationary: EX-MT $675.00-$775.00 $725.00
See a Picture of this Item 655 Mike Marshall auto. album page c. 1974. Among the toughest of all modern era players signed in blue ink on an album page with photo attached of Marshall with his Cy Young award: EX $125.00-$150.00 DNS
See a Picture of this Item 656 Guest autograph book from Quinn’s Tavern, Philadelphia c.1930-40’s. This book was signed by over 225 players, dignitaries, and celebrities at the legendary tavern located near Shibe Park in Philadelphia. The tavern was a favorite watering hole for players of the era and the autographs include: Lobert, Lopez, Bender, Simmons, Foxx, and numerous early players incl. some from the 1905-15 era. Book is somewhat loose but majority of signatures are bold and EX-MT: Range VG-NM $600.00-$700.00 $700.00
  657 Lot of two team auto. baseballs: 1948 Boston Braves on cream colored Frick NL ball signed by 24 players incl. Sain, Dark; sigs range from 1-7 out of 10: GD-VG and a 1961 San Francisco Giants on a toned Giles NL ball signed by 26 players including Mays, Dark, Cepeda; sigs range 2-6 out of 10 and is accompanied by a photo of Jack Sanford who obtained the ball: GD $50.00-$75.00 $80.00
See a Picture of this Item 658 Harridge A.L. ball auto. by three players incl. Paul Waner. Lightly toned ball with three bold blue ink signatures incl. HOF’er Paul Waner, sigs rate 8 out of 10: EX-EX./MT $150.00-$200.00 $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 659 Vintage Tober brand softball auto. by several players incl. Frank Frisch. Majority of signatures are too light to read but Frisch rates 8 out of 10 as he probably signed later. Ball is clear coated and toned: VG $125.00-$175.00 $110.00
  660 Lot of six team auto. baseballs c.1950. Includes: 1950 Cin. Reds, 30 ink signatures on a cream colored Frick NL ball including Kluscewski, Sewell, Mancuso w/sigs ranging from 6-9 out of 10: EX-MT ; 1950 Bost. Braves, 25 ink signatures on a cream colored Frisk NL ball incl. Jethroe, Spahn, Crandall w/sigs ranging from 6-9 out of 10: EX-EX/MT ; 1950 Cleveland Indians, 23 blue ink signatures on a clear coated and cream colored Harridge AL ball incuding Feller, Lemon, Avila w/sigs ranging from 5-8 out of 10 with ink bleeding: VG; 1950 Chic. White Sox, 29 ink signatures on a slightly soiled White Sox souvenir ball including Fox, Busby, Arroyo w/sigs ranging from 5-9 out of 10: VG-EX; 1950 Pittsburgh Pirates, 25 signatures on a lightly soiled Pirates souvenir ball includning Kiner, Murtaugh, and several stamped signatures w/sigs ranging from 2-7 out of 10: VG; and a 1950 Detroit Tigers team stamped fasc. auto. ball: PR-GD $275.00-$375.00 $475.00
See a Picture of this Item 661 Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth auto. baseball. Heavily toned and shellac coated baseball signed by Lou Gehrig on a side panel rating 2/3 out of 10. Ball also appears to be signed by Babe Ruth on another side panel but is just too faint to be fully legible. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence: GD $300.00-$450.00 $425.00
See a Picture of this Item 662 Babe Ruth single signature miniature baseball c. 1948. Miniature Harridge AL ball stamped American Legion Junior Baseball State Champions on a side panel signed by Ruth in blue ink on the sweet spot rating a 7 out of 10 . Ruth was documented to have signed a number of these mini balls for Legion prizes and the signature is consistent with Ruth’s later style autograph. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Mark Jordan: EX $1,300.00-$1,600.00 $1,100.00
  663 1961 Pittsburgh Pirates team auto. baseball. Toned and soiled Giles NL ball signed by 27 players in blue ink including Clemente, Groat, Murtaugh w/sigs ranging from 2-6 out of 10: GD-VG $75.00-$125.00) $110.00
See a Picture of this Item 664 Lot of two Joe DiMaggio single signature baseballs. Each is signed in blue ballpoint ink on a period Harridge AL ball. Both signatures were signed after his playing career and were obtained in person by the consignor. Sigs rate 9 out of 10 and balls are light cream color with one having a US stamp denoting WWII: EX-MT $400.00-$500.00 $600.00
See a Picture of this Item 665 Rare NY Yankees team autographed baseball glove c. 1957-58. Don Gutteridge model glove by J.C. Higgins signed by 22 members of the Yankees on the interior and back of the glove incl. Mantle, Berra, Ford, Howard, Larsen, Slaughter. Sigs range from 3-9 out of 10 and are all legible. Obtained in person in the period and is being offered for the first time publicly. The Yankees dominated the 1950’s winning several World Championships, rare to find team autographed equipment from this period other then baseballs: EX $1,900.00-$2,400.00 DNS
See a Picture of this Item 666 Jim Thorpe autographed matchbook. Black ink signature on the interior of a Lenox Hotel, Boston matchbook. Has some small stains and a vertical crease: EX $150.00-$200.00 $110.00
See a Picture of this Item 667 1934 Tour of Japan Babe Ruth auto. photo. Postcard size sepia tone image of Ruth following through after a swing with Japanese players dugout in background. Signed very boldly in blue fountain pen, “To Jr. Segman Sincerely Babe Ruth”. Photo has some light surface wrinkles and is stamped with the studio emblem lower right, signature rates 9 out of 10 offered with a letter of authenticity from Michael Gutierrez: EX-MT $1,600.00-$1,800.00 DNS
See a Picture of this Item 668 Phila. Athletics and NY Yankees reunion autographed baseball c.1930’s. Light cream colored Harridge AL ball with light stampings signed by 15 players incl. Frank Baker, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Bob Meusel, Mickey Cochrane, Jack Barry, Mark Koenig. Sigs range from 4-8 out of 10: EX $800.00-$1,000.00 DNS
See a Picture of this Item 669 Hall of Fame Induction autographed baseball c. 1959-60. Near white Cronin AL ball signed by 22 players incl. Grove, Foxx, DiMaggio, Dickey, Greenberg, Feller, Gomez. Sigs range from 6-9 out of 10: EX-EX/MT $1,350.00-$1,550.00 $700.00
See a Picture of this Item 670 Fine Lou Gehrig auto. photograph. Sepia tone 8”x10” image of Gehrig posed on dugout steps signed in beautiful black fountain pen, “To Frank- Kindest Personal Regards Cordially Lou Gehrig”. Photo has virtually no wear and the signature rates 9 out of 10, obtained from the estate of a former minor league player (Frank) who received the photo directly from Gehrig. Gehrig signed images of quality are very elusive and this example is among the finest we’ve handled: NM $4,500.00-$5,500.00 $5,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 671 Babe Ruth and Mrs. Babe Ruth auto. photograph. Sepia tone image of Ruth looking up after hitting a ball signed , “To Al From Babe Ruth” under which Mrs. Ruth has signed as well. Photo size is 8”x10” with light age wear and signature rates 7/8 out of 10 mostly due to it running into the dark area of Ruth’s sock not lightness. This is only the third piece that we’ve encountered signed by both Mr. and Mrs. Ruth: EX-MT $2,500.00-$3,500.00 $1,900.00
See a Picture of this Item 672 1937 Cleveland Indians team auto. baseball. Light cream colored “Bob Feller Official League Ball” signed by 16 players including Feller, Averill, Harder, O’Niell; sigs range from 6-9 out of 10 and ball has a light clear coat: EX-EX/MT $450.00-$550.00 $130.00
See a Picture of this Item 673 1948 Boston Red Sox team auto. baseball. Cream colored Harridge AL ball with very light stampings signed by 29 players including Williams, Doerr, DiMaggio, Stobbs, Pesky, and McCarthy (clubhouse). Sigs range from 5-9 out of 10: EX $300.00-$400.00 $180.00
See a Picture of this Item 674 1932 NY Yankees team auto. baseball. Lightly toned Harridge AL ball w/red & blue stitching signed by 23 members of the World Champion Yankees incl. Ruth, Gehrig, Pennock, Coombs, Crosetti, Gomez, Sewell, Lazzeri, Dickey, Ruffing. Sigs range from 2/3-8 due to some age fading in sections, obtained directly from Earle Combs by the consignor and will be accompanied by a letter stating the history of the ball: VG/EX-EX $4,000.00-$6,000.00 DNS
See a Picture of this Item 675 NY Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals autographed baseball c.1931. Official red and blue stitched baseball w/illegible stampings has been shellacked and is toned signed by 18 players in bold black ink incl. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Medwick, Rabbit Maranville, L. Gomez, Joe McCarthy, H. Pennock, C. Ruffing, and a rare signature of the Yanks owner Jacob Ruppert. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10, ball was obtained by a Cardinals minor league player and is consigned directly from the nephew of the player and is being offered publicly for the first time: Ball: VG, Signatures: EX-MT $2,300.00-$2,700.00 $4,200.00
See a Picture of this Item 676 Rare Original Frank Baker player’s contract for 1914-16. Very scarce multi year contract for the Phila. Athletics star player issued to pay Baker $20,000.00 for the three year deal. The offered contract is Baker’s copy and is signed by Connie Mack for Ben Shibe as well as Frank Baker. It is very seldom that a high caliber HOF’er contract from any era becomes available let alone from the pre 1920 period. Typical fold lines otherwise in as issued condition: EX-MT $2,500.00-$3,000.00 $1,550.00
See a Picture of this Item 677 1927 Phila. Athletics team auto. baseball. Lightly soiled Heydler NL ball signed by 19 players incl. Wheat, Foxx, Simmons, Grove, Cochrane, Collins, Gleason. Sigs range from 5/6 to 9 out of 10, difficult early A’s ball: EX $1,900.00-$2,400.00 DNS
See a Picture of this Item 678 Rare 1924 Washington Senators team auto. baseball. Off white B.Johnson AL ball signed 22 members of the World Champion Senators incl. Johnson, Goslin, Rice, Harris, Peckinpaugh. Sigs range from 2-8 out of 10 with some fading on two panels. 1924 Senators team balls are particularly rare and desirable: VG-VG/EX $1,250.00-$1,500.00 $2,100.00
See a Picture of this Item 679 1930 Phila. Phillies team auto. baseball. Near white Heydler NL ball with bold stampings signed by 18 players incl. G.C. Alexander, Klein, O’Doul, Whitney, Davis. Sigs range from 6-9 out of 10, very attractive early team ball in fine condition: EX-EX/MT $1,400.00-$1,700.00 $775.00
See a Picture of this Item 680 Early Hall of Famer auto. baseball c.1920’s. Toned and clear coated Heydler NL ball signed by 23 players incl. Hornsby, McGraw, Maranville, Rixey, Roush, Traynor, Wheat, Alexander, Bancroft, Frisch, and Adolfo Luque. Sigs range from 2-8 out of 10, interesting grouping of quality early HOF’ers: VG-EX $2,200.00-$2,600.00 DNS
  681 1960 Phila. Eagles team auto. football. Wilson “Duke” model football with commemorative World Champions stampings signed by 34 players from the team incl. Bednarik, McDonald, Jurgensen, Campbell w/sigs ranging from 7-9 out of 10. Given the stampings on the ball this was most likely signed during the off season or early in 1961: EX-MT $475.00-$575.00 $1,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 682 Rare Harry Pulliam handwritten letter. Scarce early document penned on National League stationary and dated simply “June 13”. Content regards renewing high school alumni dues and is signed, “Harry C. Pulliam”. Has typical mailing fold lines and is framed with a Harry Pulliam cigar box label. Pulliam is among the toughest of the early League President’s signatures to obtain as he committed suicide at age 39: EX-EX/MT $1,000.00-$1,400.00 $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 683 Babe Ruth auto. photograph. Black and white image of Ruth taken from the side signed lower right, “To Bobby and Donie Ruhl From Babe Ruth 6-15-48”. Image quality and contrast is very pleasing and signature rates 7 out of 10. 8”x10” housed in an art nouveau style frame and offered with a letter of authenticity from Kevin Keating: EX-EX/MT $1,500.00-$2,000.00 $1,250.00
See a Picture of this Item 684 Unique and important autographed radio transcript from May 31, 1938 on Lou Gehrig’s 2,000th consecutive game played. Twenty page typed transcript from an interview conducted in New York for the Robert Ripley radio show “Believe it or Not” with Lou Gehrig, Miller Huggins, Milo Boulton, and Robert Ripley. The radio show took place on the date that Lou Gehrig had played in his 2,000th consecutive game which at the time was a number thought to be literally impossible to reach. The script is quite interesting with various questions and answers relating to Gehrig’s feelings about his accomplishment. The title page has been signed by Gehrig, “To Kay With Kindest Personal Regards Lou Gehrig” in bold and very large pencil along with Ripley, Boulton,and R.J. Locke with all signatures rating 9 out of 10. “Kay” was most likely Katherine Schneider who worked as an extra on the show and is listed on the title page. Script also has a few hand written correction a few of which appear to be in Gehrig’s hand although not definitively. Script has light usage wear and a small border chip on title page, fascinating document providing insight into Gehrig’s thoughts when he was setting the bar for endurance that would last for years to come: EX-EX/MT $5,500.00-$6,500.00 $4,700.00
See a Picture of this Item 685 1939 American League All-Star team auto. baseball. Light cream colored Harridge AL ball signed by 22 players incl. Foxx, DiMaggio, Dickey, Greenberg, Grove, Feller, Cronin. Sigs range from 5-9 out of 10, ball is fairly clean with the exception of some age spotting in a few areas. Nice display panel with Foxx and DiMaggio as the American League team won the game with Feller pitching and DiMaggio hitting a home run: EX $1,400.00-$1,700.00 DNS
See a Picture of this Item 686 Vintage NY Yankees and Washington Senators auto. baseball c.1926-28. Red and black stitched “Atlas American League” ball has been clear coated and is toned to a light beige color signed by 9 players incl. Ruth, Gehrig, Goslin, Johnson, Cronin, and Clark Griffith. Sigs range from 5-9 out of 10 with only one rating less then 8. Obtained by a gentleman from the Washington D.C. area who attended a game, wonderful panel with Ruth, Goslin, and Gehrig while Johnson and Griffith have signed on the sweet spot: Ball: VG-VG/EX, Signatures: EX/MT-NM $2,500.00-$3,000.00 $2,900.00
See a Picture of this Item 687 NY Yankees team auto. baseball c. 1933-34. Lightly toned and clear coated Harridge blue and red stitched AL ball signed by 20 players incl. Babe Ruth, Pennock, Dickey, Lazzeri, Gomez, Ruffing, Sewell, Crosetti, and a clubhouse signature of Lou Gehrig. Sigs range from 3-8 out of 10 with an impressive Ruth on the sweet spot. Accompanied by a letter of auth. from Michael Guttierez: VG-EX $1,600.00-$2,100.00 $2,600.00
See a Picture of this Item 688 Babe Ruth autographed baseball. Wilson “Official League” ball has age toning and is clear coated in spots signed by eight players incl. Babe Ruth, Rabbit Maranville, and Ted Williams. Ruth signature rates 6/7 out of 10 and is on the sweet spot, Williams and Maranville are on side panels and rate between 5-6 each. Ruth displays very nicely: VG-EX $1,600.00-$2,000.00 $1,950.00
See a Picture of this Item 689 1927 NY Yankee team auto. baseball. Toned Spalding “Official Cork Center League” ball signed by 26 players incl. Ruth (clubhouse signature), Gehrig, Combs, Hoyt, Lazzeri, Pennock, Koenig. Sigs range from 4-8 out of 10, with the exception of the Ruth clubhouse signature this is a fairly strong example of the ‘27 Yanks considered by most to be greatest team in history with a record of 110-44. Consigned by the family of the original recipient and accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted team auto. baseball collector John Mitnick: EX $1,500.00-$2,000.00 $1,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 690 Fine 1934 Tour of Japan team auto. baseball. Lightly toned Harridge AL ball has been clear coated and is signed by 18 members of the storied Tour incl. Ruth, Gehrig, Mack, Foxx, Berg, O’Doul. Sigs range from 5-9 out of 10 with only 2 less then 8. Ruth is spectacular in its’ appropriate residence on the sweet spot and Gehrig is equally impressive on a side panel. We have handled numerous Tour of Japan collections incl. Tour members and this is among the best team balls that we’ve encountered: EX-MT $7,000.00-$9,000.00 $7,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 690a 1935 National League All-Star team auto. baseball. Lightly toned and clear coated Frick NL ball signed by 26 players incl. Ott, Hubbell, L.Waner, P.Waner, Terry, Hoyt, and Vaughan with sigs ranging from 5-9 out of 10. Ball has a nice uniform appearance with some strong signature examples, game was played in Cleveland with the American League winning 4-1: EX-EX/MT $1,600.00-$1,900.00 DNS
See a Picture of this Item 691 1939 Chicago Cubs team auto. photograph. Sepia tone formal team portrait by Geo. Burke picturing players posed in roes on the field. Signed by the entire team incl. Hartnett, Dean, Galan, Herman, Whitehill; sigs range from 5-8 out of 10 with some age fading. Image is 10”x13” with original contrast and player identifictions at bottom, matted and framed : Photo: NM, Signatures: Range VG-EX/MT $1,400.00-$1,800.00 DNS
See a Picture of this Item 692 Rare and Important September 27, 1917 Tim Murnane Benefit Day autographed baseball. Lightly toned and clear coated B.Johnson AL ball signed by 17 players from a game played in Fenway Park to benefit the family of the late sportswriter Tim Murnane played between an All-Star team (See photo) and the Boston Red Sox before a crowd of 17,000. The day featured the game as well as hitting and throwing contests won respectively by Babe Ruth and Joe Jackson. The signatures on the ball are in varied condition grades and players listed are followed with a number grade from 1-10: Tris Speaker: 6, John Enzmann: 5, Jack Graney: 8, Steve O’Niell: 8, Joe Wood: 8, Fritz Coumbe: 7, Leon Fohl: 3 (played for Pitt. in 1902), Guy Morton: 8, Ray Chapman:2 (Killed by a pitch in 1920, Walter Johnson: 2-4, Ty Cobb: 2-4, Hughie Jennings: 2/3, and Joe Jackson: 2. The other signatures on the ball are either illegible or inconclusive. The game was won by the Red Sox behind the pitching of a young Babe Ruth who outlasted Johnson for the victory. The offered baseball is believed to be the only known autographed piece from that game and we attribute this ball to that game for several reasons:1: The player combination given time period, career spans, and roster all are consistent with a game in this period. 2: The fact that several of the key team members did not appear together publicly in another game scenario within the possible timeline. 3: The fact that the players on the ball are either All-Star members, Boston Red Sox, or had a likely connection to Murnane.There is certainly no reasonable way to guarantee that this ball was signed on that day but given all of the documented facts and the forementioned conclusions it is a very appropriate and strong attribution that this ball was signed and quite possibly used on that date. Offered with a letter of authenticity and opinion from Kevin Keating who writes, “The writing is, in my opinion, characteristic of that of Joe Jackson. Moreover, magnification of the area reveals traces of ink wher the individual signed his last name and none of those vestiges are inconsistent with where the name “Jackson” would have been written.” Please call for further details. A fascinating autographed piece with historical importance: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range PR-EX $2,500.00-$3,500.00 $850.00
See a Picture of this Item 693 Joe DiMaggio single signature baseball. Rare playing career signed light cream colored Harridge AL ball, signed and personalized on a side panel. Signature rates 8 out of 10: EX-MT $1,200.00-$1,500.00 $210.00
See a Picture of this Item 694 Rare Elston Howard single signature baseball. Flawless blue ink signature of side panel of a near white MacPhail ball. Obtained in person by “Jim” to whom the ball is personalized: NM $850.00-$1,250.00 $750.00
  695 E.F. “Kid” Mohler single signature baseball. Toned Heydler NL ball signed by the 19th century player who played 2,871 games at second base mostly in the minor leagues but he did play three games for the 1894 Washington team. Signed in blue ink on a side panel with the signature rating 7/8 out of 10: VG-EX $250.00-$300.00 $425.00
See a Picture of this Item 696 Honus Wagner auto. photograph 1938-43. Sepia tone 8”x10” image of Wagner pictured hunting with friends in Western Pennsylvania signed at the top in black ink. Date in WagnerÕs hand was crossed out and a 1938 date was written in pencil: EX $300.00-$400.00 $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 697 Fine Honus Wagner single signature baseball c. 1937. Toned Frick NL ball with light soiling signed in very bold black ink , “To Chess and Irene from Honus Wagner”. Signature rates a 10 out of 10 and is in original as signed condition. Accompanied by a 3”x5” photo of Wagner hunting with several men incl. “Chess” which is also signed in black ink by Wagner. Wagner was a family acquaintance and often visited the farm in Western,PA. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the family: Ball: EX, Signature: NM-MT $3,500.00-$4,500.00 $2,700.00
See a Picture of this Item 698 Connie Mack single signature baseball. Cream colored Reach “Official League” ball signed by Mack on the sweet spot rating 7 out of 10. “To Jimmy” written on panel beneath: EX $600.00-$800.00 $425.00
See a Picture of this Item 699 Lou Gehrig auto. baseball. Cream colored Harridge AL ball with light usage wear and soiling signed on the sweet spot by Lou Gehrig with signature rating 7 out of 10. Ball has been clear coated and appears to have had a few other signatures that have faded or been worn to illegibility. Attractive Gehrig signature that displays as a single signed ball. Offered with a letter of authenticity from Michael Gutierrez: EX $2,000.00-$3,000.00 $1,800.00
See a Picture of this Item 700 Frank Frisch single signature baseball. White “Official League” ball signed by Frisch on the sweet spot rating 8 out of 10. “To Dick “ THE OLD FLASH” written on side panel in Frisch’s hand. Offered with a letter of authenticity from Michael Gutierrez: EX-MT $600.00-$800.00 $425.00
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