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Back Items For The Auction of February 25th and 26th, 2005  
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
See a Picture of this Item 1101 Detroit Tigers team photographic display piece c.1914-15. Large 13"x18" printed photographic supplement as issued by The Baseball Magazine picturing the Tigers posed in three rows. Players include Cobb, Jennings, Crawford, Covaleskie, Stanage, and Bush. Has a light center fold line and has been laid down on acid free paper backing for stability: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 1102 1930 Chicago Cubs team panoramic photograph. Printed photographic display piece in composite form picturing Cubs players incl. Wilson, Cuyler, Hartnett, Kelly, and McCarthy. 11"x38" in period wooden frame with some light edge staining: EX ($400.00-$600.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 1103 1929 Phila. Athletic team panoramic display piece. Photographic display pictures members of the AL and World Champion Athletics incl. Foxx, Simmons, Grove, Cochrane, and Miller. Issued as a premium from "Wise Bow Ties" compliments of B.Weisberg, Phila. Very clean example with only a few minute edge chips and a couple of very minor surface wrinkles. Includes original cardboard mailing tube: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $725.00
See a Picture of this Item 1104 1934 Tour of Japan U.S. All-Star team photograph. Rare original image of the U.S. All-Star team posed with a foreign (possibly Panamanian) team during the famous U.S. Tour. Image measures 4"x6" with players incl. Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, Miller, and Berg. We have not previously seen another copy of this exact image: NM ($750.00-$1,250.00) $500.00
See a Picture of this Item 1104a 1951 New York Yankees team photograph. Large format 11"x19" panoramic style image of the World Champion Yankees posed in three rows. Players facsimile signature are beneath the image incl. Mantle, DiMaggio, Berra, Stengel, Mize, and Rizzuto. Crisp image retains original contrast and clarity: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,250.00) $600.00
See a Picture of this Item 1105 Boston Red Sox team photograph c.1918-20. Sepia tone 8"x10" image of the team posed in three rows incl. Pennock, Hooper, and Lewis. Photo has some typical surface wrinkling and a few edge tears one of which has tape repair on the back: VG ($450.00-$650.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 1106 Pittsburgh Pirates team photograph c.1909. Majority of the Pirates team have been photographed standing in front of the H.J. Heinz Co. in Pittsburgh incl. Fred Clarke. Honus Wagner is not present. Image measures 8"x10" archivally mounted within a period gilt decorated frame: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 1107 1916 Boston Red Sox team supplement photograph. Printed photographic team image of the World Champion Red Sox as issued by the Baseball Magazine. Players are identified incl. Ruth, Pennock, Hooper, and Mays. 9"x12" with some minor edge wear at bottom incl. a few tiny tears: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $700.00
See a Picture of this Item 1108 Fine 1912 Detroit Tigers team photograph. Large format studio image of the Tigers team posed in street clothes incl. Cobb, Crawford, Jennings, Jones, Stanage, and Schaefer. Photo remains particularly clean given its age and size with some very minute surface chips to the top edge. 14"x20" retaining excellent original contrast. Rare early team image in uncommonly high grade condition: EX/MT-NM ($3,500.00-$4,500.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 1109 New York Giants glass plate lantern slide c.1909. Original color tinted glass plate slide pictures the Giants players raising a flag for the season with thousands of fans in the stands. 3 1/4"x4" with a crack at the top left corner: VG-EX ($400.00-$600.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 1110 1908 Detroit Tigers team photographic composite. Attractive photographic arrangement of the Tigers team picturing individual player vignettes incl. Cobb, Crawford, Donovan, Jennings, Jones, and Bush. 7 1/4"x9 1/4" matted and framed with some minor edge wear. Marked F.W. Smith Clev., OH: EX ($650.00-$850.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 1111 Cap Anson photograph c.1910-20. Regal 4 1/4"x6 1/2" sepia tone image of Anson seated with a cigar in a wicker chair. Photo is laid down on vintage card stock and stamped Culver Services on back. Has some typical surface wrinkling: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $120.00
See a Picture of this Item 1112 "Atlanta" baseball team photograph c.1900-10. Mounted 6 1/2"x8" image of the team posed in uniform outdoors: EX ($400.00-$500.00) $100.00
See a Picture of this Item 1113 Fine 1888 Charleston base ball team cabinet photograph. Imperial size 12"x17" mounted image of the team posed in s studio setting in full uniform with equipment. Players and team are identified on the original mount which does have some surface wear incl. some chipping. Overall sight size is 16"x20" in a period floral decorated gilt frame: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $1,300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1114 Pair of 19th century baseball related stereoview cards along with a period stereoview machine. Includes comedic baseball card dated 1869 on the reverse picturing caricature head players in game scene action and "New Hope BBC 1878" team stereoview picturing a well uniformed team with equipment. Includes original wooden and metal stereoview machine: EX ($650.00-$850.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 1115 Kansas City Monarchs vs. Memphis Red Sox broadside c.1940-50's. Vintage 14"x22" cardboard broadside advertising the Negro American League game to be played in Waco, TX. Sign has been laminated and framed with some staining and a few holes: VG ($300.00-$400.00) $450.00
See a Picture of this Item 1116 Detroit Stars vs. Memphis Red Sox broadside c.1956. Cardboard 14"x22" matted and framed sign advertising game between the two Negro American League teams at Lynchburg, VA. Sign has some tears and two stains at right side along with corner chips at two corners. Features black and white team photo of the Stars at bottom right: VG ($400.00-$500.00) $100.00
See a Picture of this Item 1117 1946 Phila. Stars vs. Homestead Grays program. Issued for game played at Yankee Stadium with printed line ups featuring Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard, and Cool Papa Bell. Programs is unscored and has some separation at the spine: EX ($400.00-$500.00) $170.00
See a Picture of this Item 1118 1946 East vs. West Negro League All-Star game program. Unscored program issued for the annual classic played at Comiskey Park. Printed lineups include Doby, Irvin, Gibson, Jethroe, Trouppe, and Radcliffe. Cover has some indentations from writing on top (not actual writing) and a small rectangular adhesive residue area: VG-EX ($400.00-$500.00) $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 1119 "Lima-Ohio Colored All-Stars vs. White All-Stars" baseball broadside. Large 17"x26" cardboard sign advertising a game played between two All-Star teams picturing the Lima-Phio African American team. Has some minor edge wear incl. few small tears: EX ($350.00-$450.00) $80.00
See a Picture of this Item 1120 Kansas City Monarchs/Satchel Paige broadside c.1950-60's. Cardboard 14"x22" color sign advertising game played between the Monarchs and Kingston teams. Features a large image of Satchel Paige in Monarchs uniform at right side. Sign has some undulation from moisture and a few staining areas with one repaired tear at bottom right. Very rare pictorial broadside: VG ($500.00-$750.00) $600.00
See a Picture of this Item 1121 Rare vintage Satchel Paige single signed baseball c.1930-40's. Unused off white Rawlings "Official League" baseball signed on a side panel, "Best Wishes From Satchel Paige" in blue ink. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Vintage playing career Paige single signed baseballs are very desirable with the offered example remaining in fine original condition. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA J.Spence-S.Grad: EX/MT-NM ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $3,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1122 Satchel Paige photograph c.1941. Crisp 8"x10" matted and framed black and white image of Paige pitching in New York Black Yankees uniform with Yankee Stadium fatade in the background. Stamped Graphic House, NY on back: NM ($300.00-$400.00) $750.00
See a Picture of this Item 1123 1935 Bismark Air Show broadside with Satchel Paige. Large 24"x36" framed poster advertising an appearance by Satchel Paige and the Bismarck, North Dakota team. Poster features various aeronautical graphics and bills the game near the bottom 1/3 of the piece. Obscure Paige related piece as he would travel to play with Bismarck during disputes with Pittsburgh Crawfords owner Gus Greenlee: EX ($400.00-$600.00) $100.00
See a Picture of this Item 1124 Cabinet photograph of two gentleman in wicker cart c.1890-1905. Mounted 4 1/2"x6 1/2" image of African American gentleman riding in a cart pushed by attendant along with another Caucasian man. Most likely a Cuban X Giants teammate of Patterson taken in Spring Training as it is stamped by West Palm Beach photographer on the back and the team was known to have trained at that location. Image remains very clean, mount has some damage mostly to the edges incl. chipping: Photo: EX-MT, Mount: GD ($400.00-$500.00) $90.00
See a Picture of this Item 1125 Grant "Home Run" Johnson cabinet photograph with possible self identification signature c.1895-1898. Early mounted 4"x6" image of the African American baseball pioneer posed in a studio setting. Mount is marked by Crozier studios in Findlay, Ohio (Johnson's home town), reverse has period ink notation of "Capt. and Shortstop" denoting his status with the Page Fence Giants team of the era. Next to that inscription is a period handwritten signature and address, "Grant U. Johnson 820 West St. Findlay, O." To date, there are no documented examples of a Grant Johnson autograph making signature comparison impossible. That said it is certainly very plausible that the offered photograph is in fact autographed by Johnson. Note the usage of the middle initial (appears to be "U") which is not even listed in multitudes of reference materials including period publications. Johnson was an educated man and was rumored to have attended college. Along with Bud Fowler he founded the Page Fence Giants team in 1894 and went on to become one of the greatest home run hitters in Negro League history during the deadball era. Mount has a small corner chip and a corner crease. Very rare period image which is very possibly autographed on the back by Johnson: EX ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $6,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1126 Cuban X Giants team photograph c.1904. Sepia tone 5"x7" image of the early Negro League powerhouse team posed in two rows on the field. Players are identified in period pencil by number and include some of the finest African American players of the era. Names include George Ball, John Patterson, Clarence Williams, William Jackson, James Robinson, Harry Buckner, and Harry Moore. Image retains excellent clarity and contrast with a few minor surface wrinkles. Partial player listing had been written on the back of the mount: EX ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $3,600.00
See a Picture of this Item 1127 Cuban X Giants team cabinet photograph c.1904. Black and white 5"x7" mounted image of the early Negro League powerhouse team posed in two rows in a rural setting. "Cuban X Giants" written on mount in period ink and is also signed by the photographer "Chambers". Players include some of the finest African American players of the era such as George Ball, John Patterson, Clarence Williams, William Jackson, Harry Buckner, James Robinson, and Harry Moore. Photo retains excellent clarity and contrast with a few areas of toning and some apparent staining mostly visible on the mount: VG-EX ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $1,100.00
See a Picture of this Item 1128 Important Page Fence Giants team cabinet photograph c.1897-98. Mounted 7 1/2"x9 1/2" studio image of the Page Fence Giants African American baseball team. The team was started by African American baseball pioneers Bud Fowler (considered to be the first true Afr. Amer. professional baseball player) and Grant "Home Run" Johnson in 1894. The team was sponsored by J.Wallace Page who founded and owned the "Page Woven Wire Fence Co.". Page was interested in using the team as a promotional vehicle and as such had players ride to the games on bicycles through the various towns wearing fire hats and the like. Despite the drone of such promotions on the players the Giants evolved into the finest African American team of the period winning the 1896 championship series by defeating the Cuban Giants. Among the players pictured are Grant Johnson, manager A.S. Parsons, George Taylor, Joe Miller, Pete Burns, William Binga, and John Patterson. Also pictured at the top row second from the left is Charlie Grant. Grant was one of the first true star players in early African American baseball and was highly touted by Major League officials. In 1901, John McGraw, who was the manager of the Balt. Orioles, attempted to pass Grant off as a Native American Indian named "Chief Tokahoma". He had light skin and straight hair giving credence to McGraw's plan. Grant had been working as a bellboy at a hotel where spring training was taking place and was discovered by McGraw when he played for the hotel baseball team. Upon being alerted by African American fans, Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey exposed McGraw's plan and Grant was prevented from playing in the Major Leagues. Photo itself remains very clean with only minor age wear. Mount has been trimmed to the edges of the photo and is stamped, "C.A. Buss Photographer Jefferson, Wis." on the reverse. One of the most significant African American related baseball images to be offered publicly: EX ($5,000.00-$7,500.00) $5,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 1129 Lot of (7) 1915 Federal League ticket stubs. Each is a press stub measuring 1"x2" for games played between the Newark team and various other clubs. Each ticket includes a detailed printout (modern) of the game and the boxscore: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 1130 1915 Federal League souvenir piece. Obscure painted cast iron "Pup" issued by the St. Louis Terriers as a souvenir. 1 1/2" tall with "St. Louis Pup" raised lettering on reverse retaining the vast majority of its original paint: EX-MT ($400.00-$600.00) $450.00
See a Picture of this Item 1131 Pair of 1923 World Tour related photographs. Each measures 6 1/2"x8 1/2" with one picturing Frank Frisch and another player in uniform and the other pictures the players boarding a boat incl. Frisch and Jennings. Both are stamped London News Agency on back: EX-MT ($300.00-$400.00) $175.00
See a Picture of this Item 1132 1924 World Tour autographed baseball. Off white Heydler NL ball signed by (29) participants in the famed Tour of the World incl. C.Comiskey, J.Evers, H.Groh, F.Frisch, E.Walsh, R.Faber, J.McGraw, H.Jennings, D.Bancroft, and C.Stengel. Signatures range from 1-5 out of 10, very rare early Tour ball loaded with significant HOF'er autographs. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA J.Spence-S.Grad: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range PR-VG/EX ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $2,100.00
See a Picture of this Item 1133 1914 "History of World's Tour" souvenir book. Early soft cover volume regarding the World Tour history picturing Comiskey and McGraw on the front cover. Interior pages feature Tour history and photographs. Missing back cover and has tape on spine: GD-VG ($300.00-$400.00) $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 1134 Fine March 7, 1914 World Tour "Coming Home" banquet related lot. Very fine collection of three 1914 World Tour related objects to include: March 7, 1914 World Tour banquet program featuring Tour itinerary/scores and program for the banquet festivities. Has some general light handling wear: VG-EX; March 7, 1914 "Home Coming Dinner" panoramic photograph. Mounted image of the banquet in progress picturing thousands of attendees incl. Comiskey, B.Johnson, and McGraw. Has some edge wear to the mount: VG-EX; and a very rare March 7, 1914 Home Coming dinner souvenir cigar box. Diminutive 2 1/2"x5 1/2" lidded box featuring baseball graphics on both interior and exterior lid surfaces. Also retains original paper liner which pictures McGraw, Comiskey, and Callahan. Exterior panels also have the Tourists schedule. Box shows some light age/handling wear: EX ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) $1,900.00
See a Picture of this Item 1135 Rare 1913 World Tour broadside. Matted and framed 10"x15" paper broadside advertising a game played on Oct. 30, 1913 between the White Sox and Giants exhibition teams in Bonham, Texas. Poster lists "Christie Mathewson" pitching for the Giants and Lefty Russell for the White Sox. Vintage newspaper boxscore for the game has been attached at the top along with a silk souvenir ribbon listing the game and date. Poster has a few minor surface wrinkles and remains remarkably clean for its age and fragility: EX ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $1,700.00
See a Picture of this Item 1136 1930 Phila. Athletics pennant raising photograph. Large format sepia tone photo of the A's players hoisting the 1930 World Championship banner atop Shibe Park. Photo measures 11"x14" framed with some repaired creases incl. a horizontal tear/crease. Interesting image from the A's dynasty era: VG ($300.00-$400.00) $130.00
See a Picture of this Item 1137 1938 Phila. Athletics Oriental Tour belt buckle. Cast brass buckle features enamelwork elephant logo and dated ball shaped embossed medallion. Enamel has some chipping and metal surface has some age toning: VG-EX ($250.00-$350.00) $170.00
See a Picture of this Item 1138 1931 Phila. Athletics team auto. baseball. Toned and clear coated Barnard AL ball signed by (21) members of the AL Champion A' s incl. Cochrane, Collins, Gleason, Simmons, and McNair. Mack, Dykes, Foxx and Grove are clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 3-7 out of 10, includes LOA: VG ($500.00-$750.00) $425.00
See a Picture of this Item 1138a Vintage baseball uniform proposed to the Phila. Athletics for Major League use c.1949-50. High quality flannel shirt and pants with blue pinstriping made by the Pearson Sporting Goods Co. Jersey has white on blue "A" patch and back has oversized white on blue #22 similar in design to the Phillies uniform numbers of the same era. Pearson tagging remains inside collar and a tag has been removed which was most likely the MacGregor tag as Pearson did not want the Athletics to see that they outsourced the manufacture of their uniforms. Pearson did in fact end up supplying the A's uniforms in 1952. Very attractive style from a classic franchise: EX $2,000.00-$3,000.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 1139 1912 Reach baseball equipment catalogue picturing Chief Bender, Frank Baker, and Eddie Collins on the covers. Full color equipment catalogue features colorful player and equipment graphics on the interior: EX ($375.00-$475.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 1140 Lot of (2) Phila. Athletics related trade cards to include: Rare Stetson Hats advertising postcard picturing the 1910 World Champion A's: NM and 1911 "Stevens Firearms" trade card picturing Frank Baker. Has a center vertical crease: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $750.00
See a Picture of this Item 1141 1913 Phila. Athletics World Series press pin. Enameled medallion only, with gilt decorated elephant logo in the center. J.E. Caldwell, Phila. stamped on the back. Missing its rare original silk ribbon: EX ($450.00-$650.00) $650.00
See a Picture of this Item 1142 1905 Phila. Athletics team photographic advertising silk display piece. Large 12"x15" silk double sided display piece picturing the World Champion 1905 Athletics incl. Bender, Mack, Waddell, Plank, and Davis. "Compliments of the Wanamaker Sporting Goods Store, Philadelphia" titling at bottom. Has a few minor age stains and is framed in double sided glass display: EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) $800.00
See a Picture of this Item 1143 1914 World Series ticket stub. Issued for game #1 played at Shibe Park in which the A's lost the first four straight games to the Miracles Braves. Ticket has a repaired crease at one corner and a few other creases: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 1144 1913 World Series ticket stub. Issued for game #2 at Shibe Park in which the A's were shutout by Christy Mathewson. Includes rain check stub which is detached from main ticket: EX ($500.00-$750.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 1145 1911 World Series ticket rain check stub. Small stub issued for game #2 played at Shibe Park: EX ($200.00-$300.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 1146 1910 World Series press ticket with two unused stubs. Original press ticket issued for the 1910 World Series games at Shibe Park . Includes stubs for game #'s 3 and 4 (at Phila.) which were never played. Has some adhesive residue on the back from scrapbook removal: EX ($650.00-$850.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 1147 1911 Phila. Athletic figural souvenir statue. Silverplated figural elephant mascot with plaster weighted base that was given out at the Dec. 12, 1911 banquet at which the World Champion A's were honored. Elephant has one partial tusk, 3" tall: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 1148 Pair of Phila. Athletics museum plaques. Includes Eddie Collins and Lefty Grove each measuring 11"x21" laminated on wooden backboard with HOF plaque replica and statistics: EX ($350.00-$450.00) $45.00
See a Picture of this Item 1149 Eddie Plank's Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame plaque. Actual plaque presented to the Plank family for his enshrinement into the PA Sports HOF. 12" tall: EX-MT ($400.00-$500.00) $50.00
See a Picture of this Item 1150 Philadelphia Athletic auto. catcher's mitt c.1912-14. Professional quality Reach buckle back catcher's mitt signed by approx. (19) members of the Phila. A's incl. Mack, Collins, McInnis, Morgan, Coombs, and Ryan. Signatures range from 1-6 out of 10 with many having become very faded from age. Glove originated directly from the family of HOF pitcher Eddie Plank. Almost definitively a professional model game used catcher's mitt used by either Jack Lapp or Wally Schang. Lacings to the edge of the mitt have some replacements and the buckle back strap has been re-sewn into the leather. Desirable Athletics related piece from their dynasty era. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA J.Spence-S.Grad and letter of provenance from the Plank family: Glove: VG, Signatures: Range PR-VG/EX ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $1,800.00
See a Picture of this Item 1151 Homer Summa professional model baseball bat c.1929-30. L.Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 34 oz. Bat exhibits evident usage incl. period handle tape residue on top of a repaired crack, barrel wear, and cleat marks. Summa played in only the 1929 and 1930 World Championship seasons for the A's. Includes LOA from D.Bushing-D.Knoll: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $110.00
See a Picture of this Item 1152 Lot of (2) Warren Giles auto. Cin. Reds related items. Includes 1940 typed letter sent to Wally Berger signed by Giles and 1937 George Kelly release signed by Giles: EX ($200.00-$300.00) $20.00
See a Picture of this Item 1153 Lot of (3) 1940 World Series related pieces to include: 1940 W.Series ticket stub for Game #3 at Cincinnati: EX, 1940 World Series Reporter's tag: EX, and 1940 World Series Ladies Press tag: EX ($200.00-$300.00) $50.00
See a Picture of this Item 1154 Lot of (4) vintage Cin. Reds related publications to include: 1920 Cin. vs. Chicago program, scored: VG-EX; 1939 Hutch baseball equipment catalogue endorsed by the Reds: EX; 1939 Red vs. Giants program, unscored: NM; and 1930 Reds vs. Phillies scorecard, scored: VG-EX ($400.00-$600.00) $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 1155 Rare 1919 Cincinnati Reds World Series program. Issued for game played at Redland Field in the infamous 1919 World Series between the Reds and Chicago White Sox. Program has tape reinforced spine and general edge wear incl. corner chip to the cover. Ink address has been written at top left and "Tiner" written in red on the front. Interior is unscored and remains fairly clean: VG ($500.00-$750.00) $900.00
See a Picture of this Item 1156 "Cincy Kid" figural statue c.1919. Early chalkware figural statue of a Reds mascot in uniform standing 8" tall on a round base. Base is inscribed "Cincy Kid" on one side and "World Series" on the other. Figure has a repaired crack to the hat bill and at both ankles but remains complete and intact. Seldom offered early figural souvenir piece: VG-EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $1,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1157 "The Cincinnati Reds Song" sheet music c.1919. Features team photo of the World Champion Reds on the front cover. Has a tape repaired tear at bottom left and a puncture at bottom right. Matted and framed: VG ($250.00-$350.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 1158 Cincinnati Reds Usher's jacket c.1940's. Tan colored collared jacket with embroidered Reds logo on the breast pocket. Missing buttons on the front and has Werner Garments, Cincinnati tag inside its collar: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 1159 1939 "The Fighting Reds by Bill McKechnie" cigar box. Lidded cigar box in the form of a false book titled as listed. Spine has "Cincinnati Tampa Edition" lettering, interior has a typical cigar advertisement. Top of box has some staining and light edge wear with a loose spine: VG ($250.00-$350.00) $10.00
See a Picture of this Item 1160 "The Yakyu Fan" Japanese baseball publication with Babe Ruth c.1947. Pulp style publication in Japanese characters with illustrations featuring an image of Ruth on the front cover: EX ($250.00-$350.00) $45.00
See a Picture of this Item 1161 August 26, 1943 War Bond lot of three pieces. Includes program featuring various interior player photos and biographical information: VG-EX; Unused full ticket to the game with rain check stub: EX-MT; and insert scorecard for the game with printed lineups incl. Ott, Bender, and Greenberg: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $500.00
See a Picture of this Item 1162 Fine August 23, 1942 War Bond game related lot to include ticket stub from the game, original copy of the August 24, 1942 New York Daily News picturing the various highlights of the game on the front page, original b&w image of Ruth emerging from the dugout by George Dorrill, and (3) original 8"x10" black and white images taken during the game including two with Babe Ruth and Walter Johnson (all three are stamped by photographer Wm. Greene on reverse). Very comprehensive grouping of materials relating to one of the more famous War Bond games ever played in which Ruth hit a home run off of Walter Johnson: Range EX-NM ($1,250.00-$1,750.00) $1,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1163 Baseball star players souvenir fan c.1910. Die cut cardboard fan depicts (16) players incl. Bresnahan, Clarke, Chase, Lajoie, and Chance. 9" tall missing its original wooden handle: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $650.00
See a Picture of this Item 1164 Pair of 1910 New York Giants scorecard with schedules. Each foldout scorecard measures 4"x6" closed with the Giants schedule printed on the back. Unscored with minimal age/usage wear: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 1165 Lot of (2) 1909 souvenir postcards. Postcards picture Honus Wagner and Cobb/Wagner respectively and neither are postmarked. Marked "Copyrighted 1909 by W.W. Smith": EX-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $700.00
See a Picture of this Item 1166 Rose Company PC760 Ty Cobb postcard c.1908-09. Key card to this highly regarded set remains in fine condition with light corner wear and bold center image. Front has a few minor age spots. Back is unused and has three tiny abrasions apparently from scrapbook removal: EX ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $3,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1167 1912 "Cleveland Amateur Baseball Guide". Vintage paper guide features image of Joe Jackson leaping for a ball on the front cover. Spine has some chipping and cover has general light wear: VG-EX ($250.00-$350.00) $225.00
See a Picture of this Item 1168 May 30, 1910 Brooklyn vs. Boston program. Scored program for game played at Brooklyn's Washington Park with period pencil notations on front cover regarding date, score, etc: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $225.00
See a Picture of this Item 1169 1902 Cleveland vs. Boston scorecard. Foldout cardboard scorecard with printed lineups as part of a double header played on Labor Day in Cleveland. The games set attendance records as they emptied the stadium between games. Program is scored and has some light separation at the spine: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $425.00
See a Picture of this Item 1170 Sept. 30, 1921 Christy Mathewson Testimonial program. Issued for game played between the Giants and Braves at the Polo Grounds honoring Matty who is pictured on the front cover. Interior features various illustrations and information regarding Mathewson's career. Cover has some period ink notations and spine wear: GD-VG ($150.00-$200.00) $175.00
See a Picture of this Item 1171 Feb. 1, 1921 Ty Cobb Testimonial program. Ribbon bound booklet with embossed baseball dTcor on the cover issued at a banquet honoring Ty Cobb. Interior features a portrait of Cobb and the menu: EX-EX/MT ($750.00-$950.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 1172 Oversized 1908 Detroit Tigers postcard. 5"x7" printed photographic team card picturing the Tigers in two rows incl. Ty Cobb. Postmarked 1908 with some cancellation marks on front and some edge wear incl. creases and tears: GD-VG ($150.00-$250.00) $110.00
See a Picture of this Item 1173 Rare 1907 Detroit Tigers photographic silk bookmark. Amazingly clean 2 1/4"x6" silk with individual vignette images of the AL Champion Tigers incl. Cobb, Jennings, and Crawford. Remains in almost as issued condition except for one light fold line: EX/MT-NM ($750.00-$1,250.00) $1,100.00
See a Picture of this Item 1174 1910 Phila. Athletics photographic postcard. Composite arrangement of the World Champion A's atop their elephant mascot incl. Mack, Baker, Bender, Collins, and Plank. Unused on back, has some very faint toning lines in the surface: EX-EX/MT ($400.00-$500.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1175 Lot of (16) Brooklyn Dodgers season passes c.1917-1937. Nearly complete run includes years: 1917, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1936, and 1937. Almost all passes picture Ebbets Field in the background and were issued to Mr. John Quinn: Range EX-EX/MT ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $2,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1176 Chicago Cubs and White Sox "Rambler" mechanical scorer c.1910. Celluloid automobile shaped scorer features mechanical scoring wheels and Cubs/White Sox mascots on back: NM ($350.00-$450.00) $500.00
See a Picture of this Item 1177 Scarce 1895 National League and American Association season pass. Cardboard pass features color lithographic design on both front and back incl. image of League President N.E. Young who has also signed the front. Pass has a tape repaired vertical center tear and otherwise remains very clean with only a small abrasion: VG ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1178 1889 Chicago BBC souvenir currency. Pictures the Chicago team on the back incl. Anson. Front has image of Spalding and has a corner tear at bottom left: GD-VG ($400.00-$500.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1179 1917 Orville Wright auto. personal check made out to the Dayton Base Ball Club. Full personal check made out to the Dayton Base Ball Club by Wright and boldly signed in black fountain pen. This is the first such O.Wright check with baseball relation that we have encountered. Includes sepia tone modern photo of the first flight for framing and LOA from PSA/DNA J.Spence-S.Grad: EX/MT-NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $800.00
See a Picture of this Item 1180 1877 Chicago BBC color tinted engraving. Supplemental engraving picturing the Chicago team in vignette format incl. Anson, Spalding, and McVey. 12"x13" matted and framed with beautiful color tinting: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $1,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1181 "Reward of Merit" children's piece c.1840's. Very early color lithographic award piece as presented to Richard Perfect depicting an early Town Ball style baseball graphic. Reverse has period ink notations by the child: VG-EX ($300.00-$400.00) $100.00
See a Picture of this Item 1182 1894 "Falstaff" baseball champion matchsafe. Ornate silverplated hinge lid matchsafe featuring a crossed bat and ball motif on the front. "LF BB Champion 1894" in raised lettering is on the front with fancy intaglio initials on the back. Marked Gorham silversmiths on interior rim, 2 1/2" tall: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $1,300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1183 1888 Jersey City BBC team photographic schedule display piece. Printed photographic 13"x18" schedule featuring the Jersey City team pictured in the center. Players and team are identified under the image. Print has some general soiling and has adhered to the glass in a small area at bottom left: GD-VG ($350.00-$450.00) $85.00
See a Picture of this Item 1184 "The American Game of Base Ball" print c.1910-20. Color tinted engraving by Sidney Lucas after the classic 1860's Currier & Ives original depicting the Championship match at the Elysian Fields. 17"x24" matted and framed with a light vertical surface wrinkle at left: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 1185 Lot of (3) early books with baseball relation. Includes 1907 "The Books and Sports Pastimes for Young People" by Pearson 1864; "Public Business" by Dick & Fitzgerald; and 1896 "Boys' Book of Sports" by Thompson. All contain various baseball related content and/or illustrations: Range VG-EX ($350.00-$450.00) $160.00
See a Picture of this Item 1186 1896 "Boys Own Book" by P.J.Kennedy. Early hard cover volume with relation to boys' outdoor sports including baseball . Features a gilt decorated baseball illustration on the spine: VG ($250.00-$350.00) $25.00
See a Picture of this Item 1187 Lot of (9) 1908 P.J. Offermann baseball postcards. All are Buffalo BBC players incl. White, Smith, Archer, and Nattress. Several of the cards have either ink name written on back or small tape residue areas from scrapbook adhesion: EX ($400.00-$600.00) $650.00
See a Picture of this Item 1188 1877 Beadle's Dime baseball guide. Early guide loaded with textual baseball information. Missing back cover: GD-VG ($300.00-$400.00) $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 1189 1868 Beadle's Dime baseball guide. Very early issue featuring a player graphic on front and Peck & Snyder ad on back. Has a few minor cover flakes and some spine wear but remains fully intact: VG-VG/EX ($500.00-$750.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 1190 Lot of (6) 19th century baseball trade cards. Includes several Clay & Co. Buffalo comical cards and 1888 Bufford & Sons color litho. game scene card: Range GD/VG-EX ($250.00-$350.00) $70.00
See a Picture of this Item 1191 Lot of (4) baseball scorecards c.1880's. Includes (3) partial scorecards and (1) complete card that is separated at the spine and laminated. Teams include Boston, New York, Buffalo, and Detroit all of which have printed lineups. Players include Brouthers, Ewing, Connor, Ward, Keefe, and Connor: Range GD-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $525.00
See a Picture of this Item 1192 June 23, 1885 Buffalo vs. New York scorecard. Color lithographic foldout card features printed lineups with players incl. Brouthers, Ewing, Connor, Ward, and Richardson. Unscored: EX ($450.00-$650.00) $500.00
See a Picture of this Item 1193 Sept. 23, 1882 Buffalo vs. Detroit scorecard. Cosack & Co. color lithographic card features printed lineups with players incl. Brouthers, O'Rourke, Hanlon, and Bennett. Scored in pencil, has some vintage tape on the spine: VG ($450.00-$650.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 1194 May 28, 1877 Buffalo vs. Chicago scoresheet. Oversized 8"x13" scoresheet for the Buffalo vs. Chicago game with beautiful calligraphic team and players names incl. McVey, Spalding, Anson, and Dillon. Chicago won the game by a score of 4-2: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $2,200.00
See a Picture of this Item 1195 August 27, 1877 Buffalo vs. Buckeye scoresheet. Oversized 8"x13" scoresheet with period handwritten team and players names incl. Dickerson and Callahan. Game ended in a 1-1 tie: EX ($400.00-$500.00) $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 1196 David Eggler 1878 Buffalo BBC player's contract. Handwritten two page (front and back of one page) contract between the Buffalo BBC and David Eggler issued in March of 1878. Contract is signed by Eggler and Buffalo President Howard Baker. Has some tape repair at two joints one of which does affect the Eggler signature. Eggler was a quality player from 1871-1885 with the Mutuals, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Buffalo teams. Rare 19th century professional player's contract: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $1,300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1197 March 8, 1878 A.G. Spalding auto. handwritten letter. Dated letter penned on the front and back of a piece of A.G. Spalding & Bro. stationary as sent from Spalding to Sprague. Content regards Spalding soliciting Sprague to order Spalding baseball shoes for the Buffalo team and based on the text had enclosed one shoe for inspection. Beautifully signed on the reverse, "Yours very truly, A.G. Spalding & Bro.". Signature remains very clean and rates 7/8 out of 10. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA J.Spence-S.Grad: EX-EX/MT ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $3,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 1198 January 17, 1878 Harry Wright auto. handwritten letter. Dated letter on the front and back of a piece of Boston Base Ball Association stationary in response to a January 4, 1878 letter received by Wright from Sprague. Content is significant regarding newly adopted rules of the National League that came out of the December 1876 League conference in Cleveland in which the number of games played between League teams was increased, but decreased for non-league teams. In addition, two teams (Philadelphia and New York) were expelled from the National League. Presumably Sprague was complaining to Wright about the new rules as it surely meant less playing time for the Buffalo team against NL opponents and thusly less revenue. Some excerpts include, "The resolutions adopted at Cleveland were prompted by experience and with the determination to improve the class of games that should be played by League nines." ; "There had been too many games played and the playing too indiscriminate."; "To reduce the number of games it was decided to play none but League games on League grounds..."; and "I think a more definite knowledge and calm consideration of the subject in all its bearings, will tend to remove all feeling of antagonism." Letter is signed on the back, "Yours Very Respectfully Harry Wright." Poignant letter detailing the turmoil present during the formative years of professional baseball in America. Letter has some light soiling on the back, signature rates 7 out of 10. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA J.Spence-S.Grad: EX-EX/MT ($4,000.00-$6,000.00) $6,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 1199 February 21, 1878 James "Pud" Galvin auto. handwritten letter. Front and back one page hand written letter on plain lined stationary as sent to Sprague in response to a letter Sprague had sent to Galvin. Galvin writes back in very broken English about his general health and that he feels "i think we have a good a nine as in the field and i hope we will make a good record this season...". Signed on the back of the page, "Resp. J.F. Galvin". Signature remains very strong rating 8/9 out of 10. Galvin was one of the premier pitchers during the 19th century winning 360 total games in over 5,900 innings over a 14 year career. Galvin had eleven children and was destitute at the time of his death in 1902 at the age of 45. Friends had to pay for his funeral expenses. Galvin was elected to the Hall of Fame 63 years after his death, making Galvin one of the most sought after of all early HOF'er signatures. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA J.Spence-S.Grad: EX-EX/MT ($5,000.00-$7,500.00) $18,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1200 January 5, 1878 W.A. "Candy" Cummings auto. handwritten letter. One page handwritten letter as sent to Sprague expressing Cummings' interest in managing the Buffalo team for the upcoming 1878 season. Cummings was currently serving as the President of the International Association (First Minor League baseball organization) and mentions the League meeting in the text of the letter. Cummings is of course most famous for being credited with the invention of the curve ball. After playing in 1876 for the Hartford Dark Blue Stockings Cummings retired from playing with 124 wins in just four professional seasons. He was elected to the HOF in 1939 fifteen years after his death in 1924. Incredibly scarce playing career era letter from one of the great names in baseball history. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA J.Spence-S.Grad: EX-EX/MT ($7,500.00-$10,000.00) $22,000.00
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