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Back Items For The Auction of November 10th & 11th, 2006  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 501 Rare Roberto Clemente and Brooks Robinson "World Series Special" store model glove in its original photo box c.1971. Very high quality red, white, and blue Rawlings special commemorative fielder's glove features an illustration of the Gold Glove Award in the palm along with facsimile signatures of Clemente and Robinson. The glove remains unused with mint stampings and clean surface. Includes its rare triangular cardboard box which pictures Clemente and Robinson on a side panel. The box remains intact with some creasing and a few small tears at the joints. Also includes its original Rawlings plastic wrapping inside. First example that we have encountered: Glove: NM-MT, Box: VG-EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 502 Forbes Field original scoreboard numeral. Painted cast iron number from the scoreboard at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field. The numeral measures 13"x16" with a painted white "0" on the front. Originated from the Allegheny Club collection in Pittsburgh: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 503 1971 Pitt. Pirates team auto. baseball. Lt. toned "Recreation League" ball signed by (18) members of the World Champion Pirates incl. Clemente, Stargell, Ellis, Pagon, and Alley. Sigs range from 6-9 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication and letter of provenance from the original recipient who obtained the signatures from Willie Stargell at the Pitt. Press Club in 1971: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 504 1967 Pitt. Pirates team auto. baseball. Lt. toned Giles NL ball signed by (28) players incl. Clemente, Stargell, Face, Wills, and Mazeroski. Walker is clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 7-10 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: ($750.00-$1,250.00) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 505 1965 Pitt. Pirates team auto. baseball. Cream color "Official Major League" baseball signed by (27) players incl. Clemente, Stargell, Face, Hoak, and King. Sigs range from 4-8 out of 10 with Clemente positioned, uncommonly, on the sweet spot in black ink. The ball itself has a spot of age toning on a side panel: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range VG-EX/MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 506 1962 Pitt. Pirates team auto. baseball. Lt. cream color Giles NL ball signed by (22) players incl. Clemente, Mazeroski, Virdon, Friend, and Face. Murtaugh is clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 7-8 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX-EX/MT ($500.00-$750.00) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 507 1960 Pitt. Pirates team auto. baseball. Lt. toned Giles NL ball signed by (24) members of the World Champion Pirates incl. Clemente, Face, Friend, Virdon, Labine, and Law. Ball has no Mazeroski signature and Murtaugh is clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 508 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers team auto. baseball. Off white Giles NL ball signed by (26) members of the World Champion Dodgers incl. Koufax, Drysdale, Alston, Durocher, Wills, and Howard. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10. Very fine example of a tough championship team baseball. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 509 Sandy Koufax auto. jersey. Mitchell & Ness Cooperstown Collection Brooklyn Dodgers replica road jersey signed by Koufax on the front in blue sharpie. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($500.00-$750.00) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 510 Jackie Robinson auto. Artvue Hall of Fame plaque postcard. Uncommon white background postcard signed, "Best Wishes Jackie Robinson" in blue ink at the bottom margin. Signature rates 9/10 out of 10. The postcard has an abrasion at the top area of the back from a piece of tape. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($750.00-$1,250.00) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 511 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Champions pennant. Uncommon silk pennant with applied blue paper borders has titling denoting the Dodgers as the 1955 World Champions. Condition remains quite nice with very minor age toning and surface wrinkling. 17" long: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 512 Sal Maglie 1956 World Series professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 33.2oz. Bat exhibits evident use incl. ball marks, cleat marks, and grain swelling. H117 model number is stamped on the knob end and "WORLD SERIES MAGLIE BROOKLYN DODGERS 1956" is stamped on the barrel end. Very rare game bat from a key pitcher in the Dodgers rotation; Maglie pitched two complete games in the 1956 World Series with a record of 1-1. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, Inc: EX ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 513 Jackie Robinson auto. photograph. Large color 8"x10 1/2" publication photograph picturing Robinson in a batting pose is signed boldly in black ink, "Best Wishes Jackie Robinson". Signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Includes LOA's from James Spence Authentication and PSA/DNA: NM ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 514 Original movie poster for "The Jackie Robinson Story" c.1950. Large 27"x40" matted and framed poster from the famed motion picture produced in 1950 chronicling the life of Jackie Robinson as the first African American baseball player in the Major Leagues. The poster exhibits strong overall color with light original fold lines: EX-MT ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 515 1951 "Rhubarb" baseball movie poster. Elongated 14"x34" color poster featuring two graphic baseball scenes including the Brooklyn Dodgers. Has two horizontal fold lines: EX ($400.00-$600.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 516 Porcelain "Bum" figurine c.1950s. Figural porcelain figurine in the manner of the Brooklyn "Bum" mascot. 10" tall with a minor hairline crack in the base: EX ($250.00-$350.00) $120.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 517 ***UPDATED LOT DESCRIPTION*** 1958 Los Angeles Dodgers team auto. baseball. Lt. toned Rawlings "Accelerated" model baseball signed by (22) players incl. Drysdale, Alston, Hodges, Podres, Gilliam, and Reese. Snider, Cimoli, and Roseboro are clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10. No Koufax. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX-EX/MT ($350.00-$450.00) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 518 ***UPDATED LOT DESCRIPTION*** 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers team auto. baseball. Off white Giles NL ball signed by (28) members of the NL Champion Dodgers incl. Robinson, Campanella, Reese, Snider, Roe, Furillo, and Herman. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX/MT-NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 519 1951 Brooklyn Dodgers related scrapbook. Charming handmade scrapbook as assembled by a devoted Dodgers fan in 1951. The composition style book has been transformed into a documentation of the Dodgers' entire 1951 season. Included are numerous pages of autographs with (4) Jackie Robinson cuts, Snider, Furillo, and Branca. Affixed to the album pages with tape, most of the signatures are either partially or fully taped over. The book also includes various ticket stubs incl. April 15th exhibition game against the Yankees and the Opening Day game stub. Various news photos, articles, 1951 Bowman baseball cards, and fully scored pages from vintage Dodgers programs are also present. The final section of the book details the immortal Bobby Thomson home run which sent the Dodgers to defeat. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range GD-EX/MT ($750.00-$1,250.00) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 520 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers team auto. baseball. Lt. toned Frick NL baseball signed by (23) members of the NL champion Dodgers incl. Robinson, Reese, Hodges, Walker, Vaughan (clubhouse signed), and Furillo. Sigs range from 3/4-7 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: VG-EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 521 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers team auto. baseball. Moderately toned Frick NL ball signed by (26) members of the NL Champion Dodgers incl. Robinson, Reese, Vaughan, Casey, and Furillo. Sigs range from 2/3 to 7 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 521a Irv Palica Brooklyn Dodgers professional model baseball hat c.1940-50s. Royal blue Dodgers hat with embroidered white "B: on the front. Interior retains its original Spalding label and size tag with a few tears to the leather headband. "12" is written in period ink on the inside of the hat. Overall display qualities are very nice with appropriate usage wear. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, Inc: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 522 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers team panoramic photograph. Very large original sepia tone image of the NL Champion Dodgers measuring 8"x48" pictures the players lined up in uniform at Ebbets Field. Players include Robinson, Campanella, Snider, Reese, Furillo, and Hodges. Image quality remains very strong with excellent contrast. The photo itself has some vertical creasing from "scrolling", which is fairly heavy towards the far right end panel. Matted and framed. Rare original panorama from the glory years of the Brooklyn franchise: VG ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 523 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers team panoramic photograph. Original sepia tone image of the Dodgers measuring 8"x34" pictures the players lined up in uniform at Ebbets Field. Players incl. Robinson, Campanella, Podres, Snider, Reese, Newcombe, Hodges, and Furillo. Image quality remains very strong; photo has some vertical creasing from "scrolling", including one fairly heavy crease at the center area. Marked Verna photo, Brooklyn at the lower left corner. Matted and framed: VG ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 524 Significant Roy Campanella 1951 National League Most Valuable Player award. The 1951 National League season would end with the Giants and Dodgers tied for first place. A three game playoff series followed with the teams splitting the first two games and the third game to be played in New York at the Polo Grounds. The rest was history as Bobby Thompson hit the famous 9th inning home run to send the Dodgers home for the winter. Although team success for the Dodgers ended with that playoff game, Roy Campanella finished the season with extraordinary numbers, having batted a career high of .325, and compiled a career high (164) hits, and (33) home runs. As such, he was awarded what would be the first of three NL MVP awards. Original black painted wooden plaque measures 16" in diameter with original surface. Applied to the front is an octagonal sterling silver placard with 10K gold K.Landis bust vignette, Roy Campanella nameplate, and 1951 year plate. Front is stamped "Sterling Dieges & Clust" at lower right; back of the plaque retains original Dieges & Clust metal tag and original brass ringlet for wall mounting. Very clean overall with only a few tiny paint flakes to the edge of the plaque and a few minute surface imperfections. The 1951 NL MVP award was the first that Roy Campanella would win and was originally offered as part of the Roy Campanella collection. We are happy to announce that the current owner will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Roy and Roxie Campanella Foundation. The foundation benefits children stricken with physical disabilities through a variety of ways including scholarships. Includes letter of provenance from the Campanella family. One of the most significant Most Valuable Player Awards to have been offered at auction: EX/MT-NM ($150,000.00-$200,000.00) $130,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 525 Mickey Mantle auto. baseball bat. Louisville Slugger Mickey Mantle model bat signed on the barrel end in blue sharpie. The signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 526 Fine Elston Howard professional model baseball bat c.1961-64. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" long and weighs 36.4oz. The bat exhibits incredible use incl. ball marks, rack marks, cleat marks, pine tar residue, and scored handle. K55 model number is stamped on the knob end and vintage "EH" is written in black marker. Bat had a few minor finish tacks on a slight handle fissure which were professionally removed. The offered exemplar is the finest Elston Howard game bat that we have offered with regard to usage and appearance dating to the prime of his career with the New York Yankees Championship teams of the early 1960s. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, Inc: EX ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $3,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 527 1961 Roger Maris single signed baseball. Lt. cream color Rawlings "Official League" ball signed on a side panel, "To Dale Good Luck Roger Maris 1961" in black ink. Signature rates 8 out of 10. The ball has been consigned by the original recipient, who obtained the ball in 1961. During the 1961 season, Maris was a guest speaker at a company meeting that "Dale's" sister attended; she had the ball signed for her brother while there. The offered baseball is one of the very few known examples that not only references Maris' famed 1961 season, but was also signed in the period during the 1961 season. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication and letter of provenance from the original recipient (Dale): EX/MT-NM ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 528 Vintage Roger Maris auto. photograph. Sepia tone premium photo of Maris batting has a facsimile black ink signature at the right side. The image has been signed, "Roger Maris" in blue ink at the bottom left rating 8 out of 10. The photo itself has a few light surface lines and some small abrasions to the borders. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 529 Superb 1962 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Near white Cronin AL ball signed by (29) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. Mantle, Maris, Berra, Ford, Kubek, Howard, and Tresh. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10. Outstanding championship team ball. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $11,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 530 Vintage baseball autograph book c.1961. Period autograph album (cover detached) containing over (200) signatures, most of which were signed at Spring Training in 1961. Players include Mantle, DiMaggio, Aaron, Mathews, Gibson, Martin, Berra, Ford, Kubek, Howard, and Musial. Sigs range from 7-10 out of 10. Includes a very fine Mantle single signed page dated 1961. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range EX-NM ($500.00-$750.00) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 531 Thurman Munson professional model baseball bat c.1977-79. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 30.6oz. The bat shows evident usage incl. ball marks, pine tar residue, and a light handle crack. Vintage "15" is written in black marker on both the knob and barrel ends. Munson remains to date one of the more beloved and revered New York Yankee players whose death in an airplane crash remains one of the most tragic moments in franchise history. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, Inc: EX ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 532 1960 Moose Skowron All-Star game professional model baseball bat. Uncommon Adirondack model #302 bat measures 36" long and weighs 34.6oz. The bat shows tremendous use incl. ball marks, pine tar residue, rack marks, cleat marks, and a repaired handle crack. 194X model number is stamped on the knob end with "1960 All Stars" stamped on the barrel end. Name is misspelled "SKOWRAN" in block letters on the barrel. Skowron was the starting first baseman for the American League in both of the 1960 All-Star games. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, Inc. and a letter of provenance from the original recipient: EX ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 533 Fine Roger Maris professional model baseball bat c.1960. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 32.4oz. The bat exhibits fine usage characteristics including ball marks, grain swelling, cleat marks, and a repaired handle crack. O16 is stamped on the knob end. The offered bat dates to the pinnacle of Maris' storied career and originated directly from the Yankees during Spring Training of 1961. As time passes and circumstances change within baseball today, the 61 home run record that Roger Maris established is truly appreciated as one of the greatest individual performances in the history of the game. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, Inc. and letter of provenance from the original recipient: EX ($7,500.00-$10,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 534 Fine Mickey Mantle professional model baseball bat c.1961-63. Adirondack model #302 bat measures 35 1/4" long and weighs 34oz. The white impressed Adirondack stampings date the bat precisely to the 1961-63 era. Bat exhibits evident use incl. ball marks, cleat marks, and a section of the back of the barrel which was missing but has since been professionally repaired. "113A" is stamped on the knob end of the bat with "Adirondack MANTLE Flame Treated" stamped on the barrel. The offered bat was obtained at the New York Yankees Spring Training Camp in 1961 along with several other Yankee game bats within this auction. Highly desirable Mantle game bat dating to the historic 1961 era from a primary source in the period. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, Inc. and letter of provenance from the original recipient: EX ($15,000.00-$20,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 535 Significant Mickey Mantle 1960 World Series professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat issued to Mickey Mantle for use in the 1960 World Series measures 34 1/4" long and weighs 31.4oz. The bat exhibits strong evidence of use incl. ball marks, grain swelling, rack marks, and a section of the back of the barrel which was missing but has since been professionally repaired. Model "M110" is stamped on the knob end with "WORLD SERIES 1960 Mickey Mantle NEW YORK YANKEES" stamped on the barrel. Bat displays beautifully with excellent original patina and bold stampings. The 1960 World Series was bittersweet for Mickey Mantle. During the seven game series, Mantle torched the Pirates pitchers batting .400 with three home runs and 11 RBI's. However, the performance of Mantle and his teammates was not enough, as the Pirates' Bill Mazeroski connected during Game #7 for the most dramatic home run in World Series history giving the 1960 title to the Pirates. Although the 1960 World Series was MantleƆs most productive, he was quoted as stating that the 1960 World Series was the biggest disappointment of his career. The offered bat was obtained at the New York Yankees Spring Training Camp in 1961 along with several other Yankee game bats within this auction. Given that the players were typically presented with two bats for World Series play, it is interesting to wonder if Mantle clouted any of his three Series home runs with the offered bat. One of the most historic Mantle game bats to be offered for the first time publicly originating from a primary source. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, Inc. and letter of provenance from the original recipient: EXYankees Spring Training Camp during the early 1960s along with several other Yankee game bats within this auction. Given that the players were typically presented with two bats for World Series play, it is interesting to wonder if Mantle clouted any of his three Series home runs with the offered bat. One of the most historic Mantle game bats to be offered for the first time publicly originating from a primary source. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, Inc. and letter of provenance from the original recipient: EX ($40,000.00-$60,000.00) $46,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 536 1952 World Series Game #4 original line up card signed by Casey Stengel. Original cardboard line up card from the fourth game of the 1952 World Series between the Yankees and Dodgers. The line up card measures 4"x5" and features handwritten player names by Stengel incl. Mantle, Berra, Martin, and Rizzuto. The card is signed, "Stengel" at the bottom right. Period notations denoting the World Series score are at the bottom. Card itself has a few light creases. Includes letter of provenance from the son of legendary Yankees announcer Bob Sheppard, from whom the card originated. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication (autograph): EX ($2,000.00-$2,500.00) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 537 Fine 1955 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Near white Harridge AL baseball signed by (34) members of the AL Champion Yankees incl. Mantle, Berra, McDougald, Martin, Howard, Rizzuto, Dickey, Ford, Larsen, and Konstanty. Stengel is clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication and has been graded PSA/DNA 8. The ball includes its PSA/DNA case and LOA but the seal to the case has been broken: NM-MT ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 538 Vintage Mickey Mantle single signed baseball c.1955. Light cream color Rawlings "Official League" ball signed in period blue ink on the sweet spot, "Best Wishes Mickey Mantle". Signature rates 7/8 out of 10. The ball itself has a few very minor areas of toning and one indentation on the top panel. 1950s era playing career Mantle single signed baseballs are notably rare with the offered example displaying nicely across the sweet spot. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: EX, Signature: EX/MT ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 539 Vintage 1953 Mickey Mantle auto. photo postcard. Printed photographic postcard picturing a young Mickey Mantle in a batting pose is signed in blue ink, "Best Wishes Mickey Mantle" at the top. Signature rates 9 out of 10. The back of the postcard is postmarked 1953 and hand addressed to a Bronx, NY address. One of the earliest playing career signed Mantle images that we have handled. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 540 1951 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Cream color Harridge AL ball signed by (28) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. Mantle, Rizzuto, McDougald, Berra, Dickey, Reynolds, and Raschi. DiMaggio and Stengel are clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 7-10 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 541 1948 New York Yankees team auto. sheet. "Central Hotel" stationary signed by (21) players incl. Berra, Rizzuto, Keller, Henrich, Berra, and Reynolds. Sigs range from 5/6-8 out of 10. Paper has original mailing fold lines. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX ($350.00-$450.00) $170.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 542 New York Yankees sluggers auto. photograph. Black and white 8"x10" image of the Yankees sluggers c.1942 signed by each player on the front. Signatures incl. Keller, DiMaggio, Cullenbine, Stainback, and Selkirk. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10. Photo was likely printed in the 1960-70s and signed at that point. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($500.00-$750.00) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 543 UPDATED DESCRIPTION: Unique Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays auto. baseball. Incredible combination of four Hall of Fame members considered by many to have been the best in baseball history. Ruth has signed the sweet spot in blue fountain pen rating 7 out of 10; Gehrig is located on a side panel and rates 2 out of 10 due to age fading; Mantle on a side panel rates 8 out of 10; Aaron on the mfg. stampings sweet spot rates 9 out of 10; and Mays on the adjoining panel to Ruth rates 8/9 out of 10. The ball itself is a light to moderately toned NL ball which was originally signed in October of 1927 at an exhibition game played in Sioux City, Iowa. Ruth and Gehrig were appearing in one of their famed barnstorming games, for which a young Iowa boy decided to skip school and attend. As the boy was scaling the fence to enter the field, Babe Ruth hit the offered baseball towards the boy. He retrieved the ball and had Ruth and Gehrig sign it after the game. Aaron, Mays, and Mantle were added at a later date. The staggering compilation of accomplishments amassed by these five individuals is nothing short of remarkable. To think of the various key moments in baseball history that have involved one of these players states volumes about the player combination found on the offered baseball. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication and letter of provenance from the original recipient: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: NM (Gehrig: GD) and letter of provenance from the original recipient: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: NM (Gehrig: GD) ($7,500.00-$10,000.00) $6,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 544 Lot of (2) occupational shaving mugs with horse racing decoration c.1900. Both feature color hand painted horse racing scenes on the front and retain their original porcelain handles. The mug with the grandstand view has a rim chip at the bottom edge: Range EX-NM ($500.00-$750.00) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 545 Kentucky Derby souvenir pennant c.1940s-50s. Vintage green felt pennant with horse racing graphics at the left side: EX-MT ($150.00-$200.00) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 546 1924 trophy with applique baseball decoration. Stylish silverplated loving cup style trophy stands 10" tall with an embossed baseball scene on the front. Inscribed to the winners with a date of 1924. Stamped by Derby Silver Co. on the base: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 547 "Wm. Read & Sons Baseball Championship" trophy. Very high quality copper loving cup style trophy with three pewter handles and hoofed feet. Front of the trophy has sterling overlay logo for Wm. Reed & Sons sporting goods with crossed bats and baseball decor. Stamped Reed & Barton on the base. 9" tall: EX-EX/MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 548 St. Louis Cardinals cast iron figural paperweight c.1930s. Figural painted cast iron Cardinals mascot stands 7" tall with "Cardinals" raised lettering around the base: EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 549 Baseball figural clock c.1915-25. Attractive white metal clock in a bronze finish with a figural baseball player. The player stands 7" tall wearing an early uniform and holding a bat. The clock itself remains in running order and is encased in a pedestal style base which measures 7" long. The original bat remains with the clock and has a small repaired crack at the joint with the hands: EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 550 D&M figural baseball trophy c.1910-15. Regal two handled loving cup style trophy stands 17" tall with an early baseball pitcher figural at the top of the lid. D&M Sporting Goods Co. "Lucky Dog" logo is embossed on the finely turned base which is seated atop a wooden plinth. The wooden base appears to have been repainted: EX-MT ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 551 1916 Trophy baseball. Silverplated baseball presented to Carl Noden in 1916 for "Making the Highest Pitching Average in the Factory League E.Moline, IL". The ball has a few minor areas of wear and a subtle indentation near the "1916" dating: VG-EX ($300.00-$400.00) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 552 "Slide Kelly" baseball decorative shoe polish display c.1915-20. Vintage paperboard hinged lid box, which served as a store display for "Slide Kelly" baseball endorsed shoe polish. The interior lid of the box features a color lithographic paper label depicting a sliding scene; a label on the front panel displays the logo. Overall condition is very clean with some light general wear. Includes (1) original shoe polish tin: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $525.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 553 Figural baseball decorative bookend c.1910-20. Art nouveau cast bronze figure of an early batsman standing with a bat in front of a laurel decorated backdrop. Overall height is 8" tall with "JB" stamped on the back. The bat is original and intact with a small period repair to the hands joint: EX-EX/MT ($500.00-$750.00) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 554 Scarce set of four color lithographic baseball prints c.1905. Exceptional quality large format color lithographic prints depicting four game scenes modeled after the Cincinnati Reds and Palace of the Fans stadium. Marked by the noted lithography studio of Strobridge Litho. Co. in Cincinnati, each piece measures and impressive 19"x25" matted and framed remaining in outstanding original condition. The print picturing a batter/catcher scene from a side vantage point has a tear at the bottom left corner and a small hole with a few other tears/creases mostly concentrated at the top left corner. Although the eye appeal remains very strong for this example, it could also easily be restored if so desired. The offered set is the first grouping that we have encountered with very substantive display qualities: Range VG/EX (one poster)-EX/MT ($7,500.00-$10,000.00) $5,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 555 Christy Mathewson "Fad-a Way" gumball display box c.1915. Colorful period lidded store display box picturing Christy Mathewson throwing his famed "Fad-a-Way" pitch. The box retains its original hinged glass display lid. The top right corner of the box lid has a chip and color retouch; the corresponding bottom corner joint has been retouched. Each lid hinge has been reinforced with linen tape (not visible). The box includes a group of period baseball gumballs in the original style as once sold in the display with printed notations such as "Safe" or "Home Run": VG-EX ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 556 "N.Y. Champions" baseball decorated chocolate box c.1900. Lidded wooden chocolate box has a label on the interior lid depicting an early baseball scene. Titled paper label also repeats on the front panel. The condition remains very fair given its original fragility with a few areas of chipping to the label and some toning to the front end label: VG ($400.00-$600.00) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 557 Exquisite figural baseball music box attributed to the Wrigley family c.1920s. Ornate silverplated figural music box is composed of an oversized baseball shaped compartment atop a diamond shaped base with crossed bat decoration. The lid to the baseball compartment lifts to reveal a windup music box which plays "Take Me Out To The Ball Game". Craftsmanship is of the highest quality inclusive of intaglio decor etched throughout the surface of the piece. A script "W" is inscribed onto the front of the base, which is believed to represent the first initial of the Wrigley family. According to a letter of provenance (included) the piece was purchased from an estate of the Wrigley family and was attributed to have belonged to P.K. Wrigley. The music box remains in outstanding original condition and is in running order. Overall size is quite impressive measuring 11" long at the base: EX/MT-NM ($7,500.00-$10,000.00) $9,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 558 "Pirate Club" decorative whiskey flask c.1910. Rare amber brown blown glass bottle features a decorative lithographic label on the front picturing a Pitt. Pirates player in full uniform. The bottle stands 8" tall and retains its original metal lid. Paper label remains largely intact with some chipping to the borders. First example of this particular size that we have encountered: VG-EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 559 Baseball decorated flask c.1880-1900. Bulbous form silverplated flask measuring 5 1/2" tall has an incised baseball player decoration on the front panel surrounded by floral garniture. Stamped Derby Silver Co. on the base; retains its original screw top lid. Reverse of the flask has engraved initials of the owner. The base area may have had a glass liner that fit around the rim, but it is unclear: EX ($500.00-$750.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 560 "Olympia" Victorian photograph album with color lithographic sports scenes c.1890s. Striking leather bound 19th century photo album features numerous color lithographic interior page displays with vignette photo cutouts. Sports include baseball, football, tennis, and golf. The baseball page includes a charming original cabinet photograph of a young boy holding a baseball bat and ball. Overall condition is very fine with light age wear: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 561 Rare baseball decorated water pitcher by Villeroy & Boch c.1890-1900. Handled porcelain pitcher measures 5 1/2" tall with a hand painted scene on a side panel of an early baseball batsman. Very clean overall condition, stamped by Villeroy & Boch on the base: NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 562 "Four Balls" baseball decorated whiskey flask c.1890-1900. Hand blown amber flask measures 5 1/2" tall with sterling silver overlay decoration including crossed bats and ball above "Four Balls" titling in cursive. While the "Four Ball" incising is visible, the sterling overlay is missing. One of only a handful of known examples of this very early baseball decorated glass object: EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 563 Baseball figural oil lamp base c.1930s. Silverplated figural elephant atop a baseball shaped base on a scalloped edge platform. Overall size is 7" tall: EX ($400.00-$600.00) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 564 **UPDATED DESCRIPTION: Rare baseball children's doll c.1900-10. Very fine quality jointed composition doll retains its original flannel uniform including pill box style hat. Hand painted porcelain head exhibits beautiful attention to detail. Original hand painted baseball remains affixed to the player's left hand. Overall condition of the doll remains outstanding with only minor wear to the back of the uniform incl. a few small holes from handling. Includes a period handmade wooden baseball bat with red painted ring at the center. Exquisite period baseball themed children's toy: EX-EX/MT ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 565 Baseball decorated occupational shaving mug c.1900. Hand painted porcelain handled mug pictures a crossed bat with ball scene on the front panel flanked by gilt decorated floral garniture. The owner's name "Steve Coth" appears below. The mug retains the vast majority of its original gilt decoration around the top and bottom borders. Stamped "T&V, France" under the base: EX-EX/MT ($750.00-$1,250.00) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 566 Rare baseball figural gas lamp c.1870s. One of only a few known examples this lamp features a full uniformed player in 1860s style garb leaning on a bat and holding a ball. The figure was originally finished in bronzed gilt, which is now covered with a vintage coat of similar gilt paint. Stands 12" tall on its original black marble base, which is also painted: EX ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 567 Pair of 19th century soft paste children's mugs with ball themed game decoration c.1840s-60s. Includes handled 3" tall mug with color transfer decorated scene on the front depicting a game of "Trap Bat & Ball". The mug appears to be very clean with a professional repair to a surface crack on the back panel: EX. The other mug stands 2 1/2" tall with a black and white scene picturing an early ball style game: EX-MT. Both games depicted were one of the many early forerunners of the game of baseball as it evolved through the early to mid 19th century. ($500.00-$750.00) $110.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 568 Baseball decorated occupational shaving mug c.1900. Beautiful hand painted porcelain handled mug depicts a batter and catcher scene on the front panel. The mug retains the vast majority of its original gilt decoration around the top and bottom borders; the owner's name "C.G. Nothwang" also remains. Stamped "GDA, France" under the base. Mug has some professionally repaired cracking which does extend into the bottom background area of the decoration with a few small chips (from the crack) under the base. Visually appealing occupational mug with outstanding color decoration: EX (With note to repair) ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 569 "National League" baseball decorated whiskey flask c.1910. Early hand blown glass bottle stands 7 1/2" tall retaining its original paper label on the front which is titled "National League Fine Old Whiskey". The bottle is free of any chipping or cracks; the label has some typical age/handling wear. First example of this particular bottle that we have encountered: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 570 1884 "Base Ball" card game. Early boxed baseball card game features playing cards with various baseball instructions. The bottom of the box has an applied paper playing field with graphics. Interior is missing the rules sheet and several wooden player discs. Both lid and base of the box are intact with some typical handling age wear incl. corner joint separation: VG-EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 571 1892 "Base Ball" board game by McLoughlin Bros. 19th century boxed board game has a color lithographic scene on the lid picturing a catcher. Interior includes player pieces and a portion of its original spinner. Top of the lid has a 1" abrasion: VG-EX ($450.00-$650.00) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 572 1896 "The Professional Game of Base Ball" board game. Color lithographic box lid depicts an early batter and catcher scene with baseball dTcor surrounding. Game was issued by Parker Bros. and retains its original wooden players pieces and die. Lid is missing a portion of one side apron, interior is fairly clean with light damage to one corner joint: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 573 1901 "The National Game of Base Ball" board game by McLoughlin Bros. Large 10"x19" boxed board game features a color lithographic baseball batter scene on the top of the lid. The interior includes color lithographic playing field, wooden player discs, and cardboard spinner. The lid has some surface wear including some flaking to an area at the top left corner: VG ($750.00-$1,250.00) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 574 "Pennant Puzzle" baseball game c.1909. Rare boxed puzzle style game depicts Hall of Famers Ned Hanlon and Frank Chance on the lid along with baseball dTcor. Interior includes interlocking blocks which have team names printed on the fronts. The game exhibits some light handling and age wear incl. some abrasions to a few joints: VG-EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 575 1909 "Illustrated Base Ball Game". Early boxed game features a color lithographic lid depicting a baseball pitcher. Interior retains playing field and wooden player marbles: EX ($400.00-$500.00) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 576 1912 "Game of Ship's Base Ball" board game. Boxed board game includes playing board, pieces, and rules sheet. Lid features a full color lithographic game scene which has two abrasions at the top left corner area: VG ($200.00-$300.00) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 577 Lot of (2) New York Yankees auto. baseballs c.1941-42. Pair of very clean off white Frick NL baseballs each signed by (13) players incl. DiMaggio, Dickey, Rizzuto, Gomez, and Ruffing. McCarthy is clubhouse signed on both baseballs. Sigs range from 5-9 out of 10. Includes both original Frick NL ball boxes and LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX/MT-NM ($500.00-$750.00) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 578 Dizzy and Paul Dean photograph c.1930s. Sepia tone 7"x9" image picturing the two famous pitching brothers in St. Louis Cardinals uniforms. Stamped by International News Service on the reverse: EX-MT ($300.00-$400.00) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 579 Paul and Lloyd Waner photograph c.1930s. Sepia tone 7"x9" image picturing the Waner brothers in Pirates uniform seated in the bleachers with their bats. Stamped by International News Service on the reverse: EX-MT ($300.00-$400.00) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 580 Lot of (19) vintage baseball photographs from the collection of John Quinn c.1920-30s. Excellent assemblage that includes several very fine singular images incl. Jimmie Foxx crossing home plate after a home run, Charlie Gehringer, Earl Averill, Al Simmons, Eddie Collins/Kid Gleason, K.Landis with Kid Gleason, Goose Goslin, and Joe Cronin. Many of the images are neatly identified by Quinn on the reverse. Sizes range from 4"x5" (one image) to 8"x10": Range VG/EX-NM ($750.00-$1,250.00) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 581 Lot of John Quinn and Connie Mack related materials c.1930s to include: Two large format 9"x12" matted and framed hand colored images picturing John Quinn and Connie Mack posed in comical scenes while wearing Mexican garb: EX-MT; Dec. 23, 1934 Connie Mack auto. birthday program. Small foldout program issued at sea on the Empress of Canada in celebration of Mack's birthday during the 1934 Tour of Japan. Signed by Mack in black ink on the front cover rating 8 out of 10: EX; and 5"x7" sepia tone image of Mack with a facsimile signature printed within the image taken during the 1934 Tour of Japan: NM. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication (autograph). ($300.00-$400.00) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 582 Phila. Athletics team photograph c.1902-05. Printed photograph of the Athletics posed in three rows incl. Mack, Waddell, Plank, and Davis. 12"x15" in a period oak frame with an applied paper identification label in the bottom margin: EX ($250.00-$350.00) $40.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 583 Lot of (5) 1934 Tour of Japan original photographs with relation to Babe Ruth. Attractive group of candid and likely unique images picturing Babe Ruth in various settings during the U.S. All-Star Tour of Japan in 1934. Subjects include Ruth in Japanese dugout with bats, Ruth receiving flowers from a young girl, and Ruth posing with Lefty Gomez and two young Japanese women. Sizes range from 3 1/4" to 4"x6": Range EX-NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 584 Lot of (4) 1934 Tour of Japan related original photographs. Includes 3"x4" image of the U.S. All-Star team wearing Oriental dress incl. Ruth and Gehrig; 3"x4" image of the U.S. All-Star team posed in uniform standing on steps of a building; 4"x6" image of the U.S. All-Star team posed in street clothes in Toyama, Japan; and 4"x6" sepia tone image picturing the U.S. All-Star team standing in uniform incl. Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, and Mack (stamped Hotel New Grand, Yokohama on back): Range EX-NM ($750.00-$1,250.00) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 585 Lot of (3) Babe Ruth 1934 Tour of Japan original photographs. Fine set of three candid snapshots picturing Ruth in Japan during the U.S. All-Star Tour. Sizes range 2 1/2" square to 3"x4" exhibiting excellent clarity and contrast: NM ($500.00-$750.00) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 586 Superb Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and John Quinn auto. large format photograph c.1934. Breathtaking original image taken in Toyama, Japan during the 1934 U.S. All-Star team tour. Taken from a ground level vantage point, photo pictures Babe Ruth at bat and Lou Gehrig kneeling on deck. The photo has been signed by Ruth, Gehrig, and Quinn in fountain pen rating 10 out of 10. The signatures literally appear as though they were signed yesterday retaining full depth with no pen skips or fading. On its own, the image itself is a significant offering and is very likely a unique surviving example. Overall size is 10"x11" matted and framed with a small corner crease at the bottom left which is only slightly visible under the matting. With regard to condition, image quality, signature quality, image composition, and primary source provenance, we feel that the offered image is the finest Ruth and Gehrig signed photograph that we have encountered. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication and letter of provenance from the Quinn family: NM-MT (With note to corner crease) ($20,000.00-$30,000.00) $40,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 587 Significant John Quinn 1934 U.S. All-Star Tour of Japan presentational album. Leather bound album presented to Quinn and the other Tour members with content relating to the trip. Album reads right to left per Japanese custom and retains its very scarce original leather cover with Japanese characters. Interior includes team autographed sheets for both the American and Japanese teams (two pages) with beautiful ink signatures. U.S. players include Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, Mack, Gomez, Berg, Gehringer, and Averill. Signatures range from 9-10 out of 10. The page itself has some very minor soiling. Japanese players have signed on two different pages incl. Jimmy Horio who signed in English and Japanese and pitcher Victor Starffin. Remainder of the book contains a total of (24) original images taken during the Tour. Each photo measures 9"x11" and is mounted on cabinet mount stock album pages. Subjects include Ruth, Gehrig, Mack, U.S./Japanese teams, stadium views, and Ocean liner views. One image has a small corner chip and another has a tape repaired tear. The remainder of the photos remains very clean. The original leather cover has some abrasions, and the front cover has been professionally reinforced at the spine. One of only a handful of these treasured albums extant. In addition, the Quinn album is one of only two examples that we have handled that remains in original condition with the covers. Offered publicly for the first time directly by the Quinn family. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication (autographs) and letter of provenance from the Quinn family: Autograph sheets: NM, Covers: Range VG, Interior photo pages: Range VG (only two images)-NM ($15,000.00-$20,000.00) $27,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 588 Lot of (5) 1934 Tour of Japan related paper items to include: Nov. 19, 1934 baseball shaped dinner invitation; Nov. 18, 1934 Dinner program given at the Yokohama Country Club; Dec. 24, 1934 Christmas Eve menu with U.S. All-Star player names from the Empress of Canada ocean liner; Dec. 26, 1934 "Diner Au Revoir" menu with U.S. All-Star player names from the Empress of Canada ocean liner; and Nov. 20, 1934 Welcome dinner card/menu from the Kamagori Hotel featuring crossed U.S. and Japanese flags: Range EX-NM ($750.00-$1,000.00) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 589 Rare Dec. 5, 1934 U.S. All-Star team vs. Shanghai Amateur baseball team program. Very rare and obscure printed program issued for the game played at Shanghai stadium with printed lineups incl. Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, Berg, and O'Doul. Program remains unscored with corner abrasions on the back cover from scrapbook residue: VG-EX ($350.00-$450.00) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 590 1934 U.S. All-Star Tour of Japan photographic scorecard. Horizontal 6"x9" foldout paper scorecard featuring vignette images of the U.S. players incl. Ruth and Gehrig. The interior is unscored with writing in Japanese: EX ($400.00-$600.00) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 591 1934 U.S. All-Star team Tour of Japan photograph. Superb original 7 1/2"x10" photograph in a matte finish picturing the U.S. All-Star team posed in full uniform with crossed U.S. and Japanese flags in the background. Player images are vivid and crisp incl. Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, Berg, and Mack. Notated on the reverse as having been taken at Sendai. Very poignant imagery with the crossed flags of two countries who would be at war within seven years. Includes letter of provenance from the Quinn family: NM ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $5,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 592 1934 U.S. All-Star team Tour of Japan photograph. Sepia tone 8"x10" image picturing the U.S. All-Star team and their spouses posed with a group of Asian women and men during the 1934 Tour of Japan. Players are clearly visible in the back row incl. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig standing on either side of U.S. spy Moe Berg: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 593 Babe Ruth 1934 Tour of Japan batting photograph. Fine 3 1/2"x5 1/2" sepia tone original image of Ruth batting during the 1934 Tour of Japan. Japanese photographer embossed stamping is at the lower right corner: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 594 1934 U.S. All-Star Tour of Japan souvenir program. Full size program issued as a souvenir during the U.S. Tour of Japan. Front cover features an illustration of Babe Ruth; the interior contains numerous photos of the U.S. players. Overall condition is very fine with a few small areas of paper residue on the back cover from scrapbook adhesion: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 595 Lefty and June Gomez auto. photographs to John Quinn. Pair of sepia tone 8"x10" photos each personalized to Quinn from Mr. & Mrs. Gomez. Sigs rate 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($300.00-$400.00) $130.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 596 Moe Berg and Jimmie Foxx photograph c.1934. Original sepia tone 7"x9 1/2" image taken during the U.S. All-Star Tour of Japan pictures Berg and Foxx standing outdoors. Berg was most notable for being a spy for the U.S. while on tour: EX-MT ($300.00-$400.00) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 597 Lot of (2) 1934 Tour of Japan portrait photographs. Pair of original black and white 8"x10" images picturing Connie Mack and Babe Ruth with Hawaiian leis around their necks. Images retain incredible clarity and contrast: NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 598 Lot of (3) 1934 Tour of Japan supplement pieces to include: (2) U.S. All-Stars and Japanese All-Stars team premium photographs. Each printed photographic image measures 11"x14" picturing both teams in Japan with facsimile signatures printed on the front. ($400.00-$600.00) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 599 Fine Babe Ruth photograph c.1934. Original 3"x4" black and white image taken during the 1934 Tour of Japan picturing Babe Ruth seated in the dugout at Yokohama. Photo exhibits exceptional clarity and contrast and is likely a unique surviving example: NM ($500.00-$750.00) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 600 Babe Ruth auto. photograph. Candid 3 1/2"x4 1/2" image taken at a dinner with Babe Ruth, Mrs. Lefty Gomez, and John Quinn during the 1934 Tour of Japan. Each has signed the photo in bold black fountain pen ranging from 9-10 out of 10. Unique Ruth signed candid image from a primary source. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication and letter of provenance from the Quinn family: NM ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $5,000.00
 
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