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Back Items For The Auction of July 10, 2007  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 301 1953 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Lt. clear coated Harridge AL ball signed by (26) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. Mantle, Ford, Berra, Rizzuto, Mize, Martin, and Lopat. Sigs range from 7-10 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range EX-NM ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 302 1952 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Very fine example of a tough early 1950s Yankees championship ball. Near white Harridge AL ball signed by (25) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. Mantle (rare sweet spot positioning), Rizzuto, Berra, Martin, Mize, Reynolds, and McDougald. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($4,000.00-$6,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 303 1951 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Cream color Harridge AL ball signed by (27) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. Mantle, Rizzuto, McDougald, Mize, Berra, Houk, and Reynolds. DiMaggio and Raschi are clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 5-8 out of 10. Desirable team ball dating to Mantle's rookie season with the Yankees. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range VG/EX-EX/MT ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 304 1950 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Lt. cream color Harridge AL ball signed by (27) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. DiMaggio, Berra, Ford, Mize, Martin, Dickey, Renolds, and Lopat. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10. One of the finest condition exemplars that we have encountered. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($4,000.00-$5,000.00) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 305 1949 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Lt. cream Harridge AL ball signed by (27) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. DiMaggio, Berra, Dickey, Bauer, Rizzuto, Keller, and Stengel (rare). Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10 except for Stengel and one other that rates 5 out of 10. Exceptional condition exemplar of this tough Yankees championship team ball. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 306 1948 Cleveland Indians team auto. baseball. One of the more desirable and rare 1940s era championship team balls with Satchell Paige. Lt. clear coated Harridge AL ball signed by (28) members of the World Champion Indians incl. Paige, Feller, Boudreau, Doby, Lemon, McKechnie, and Hegan. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range EX/MT-NM ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 307 1947 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Lt. toned Harridge AL ball signed by (28) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. DiMaggio, Rizzuto, Reynolds, Keller, Raschi, and Page. Berra and Johnson are clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 6-8 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX-EX/MT ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 308 1946 St. Louis Cardinals team auto. baseball. Lt. toned Harwood "Official League" ball signed by (26) members of the World Champion Cardinals incl. Musial, Schoendienst, Slaughter, Garagiola, and Marion. Sigs range from 4-7 out of 10 (Musial rates 2). One of the tougher 1940s era Championship team balls to acquire. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range GD-EX/MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 309 1945 Detroit Tigers team auto. baseball. Lt. toned "Detroit Tigers" souvenir ball signed by (29) members of the World Champion Tigers incl. Greenberg, Trout, Bridges, York, and Mayo. Sigs range from 4-8 out of 10. Difficult war era championship baseball free of commonly seen clubhouse signatures. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range VG/EX-EX/MT ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 310 1944 St. Louis Cardinals team auto. baseball. Toned and clear coated Frick NL ball signed by (23) members of the World Champion Cardinals incl. Musial, Marion, Cooper, and Brecheen. Sigs range from 3-8 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range VG-EX/MT ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 311 1943 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Lt. toned Harridge AL ball signed by (27) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. McCarthy, Combs, Chandler and Dickey. Sigs range from 4-7 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range VG-EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 312 1942 St. Louis Cardinals team auto. baseball. Toned Frick NL ball signed by (22) members of the World Champion Cardinals incl. Musial, Slaughter, Cooper, Southworth, and Marion. Sigs range from 4-7 out of 10. Deceptively tough 1940s war era championship team ball, examples of which rarely enter the marketplace. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range VG-EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 313 1941 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Lt. cream color Harridge AL ball signed by (24) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. Rizzuto, Selkirk, Ruffing, and Chandler. DiMaggio, Gomez, Dickey, and Frenchy are clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 6-9 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range EX-NM ($750.00-$1,000.00) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 314 1940 Cin. Reds team auto. baseball. Lt. toned Reach "Official League" ball signed by (27) members of the World Champion Reds incl. Lombardi, Goodman, Walters, McCormick, Vandermeer, and Joost. Sigs range from 7-10 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX/MT-NM ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 315 1939 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Lt. toned Harridge AL ball signed by (25) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. Gehrig, DiMaggio, Dickey, Rolfe, Ruffing, and Gomez. Sigs range from 3-8 out of 10 with the majority grading 6 or better. 1939 Yankees team signed baseballs with authentic Gehrig autographs are not often seen. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range VG/EX-NM ($4,000.00-$6,000.00) $4,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 316 1938 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Lt. toned Goldsmith "Official League" ball signed by (33) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. Gehrig, Ruffing, Combs, Rolfe, and Gordon. DiMaggio, McCarthy, Hoag, and Gomez are clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 7-10 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX/MT-NM ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $2,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 317 1937 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Clear coated and moderately toned Harridge AL ball signed by (31) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. Gehrig, DiMaggio, Dickey, Rolfe, Lazzeri, and Gordon. McCarthy, Fletcher, and Combs are clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 5-8 out of 10 including a beautiful Gehrig signature on a side panel rating 8. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range VG/EX-NM ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 318 1936 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Lt. toned Pennant "Official League" ball signed by (27) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. Gehrig, DiMaggio, McCarthy, Lazzeri, Gomez, and Combs. Sigs range from 5-8 out of 10 with Gehrig positioned just above the rookie signature of Joe DiMaggio. The sweet spot has a period ink titling of "New York Yankees 1936". Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range VG/EX-EX/MT ($3,500.00-$4,500.00) $3,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 319 Rare 1935 Detroit Tigers team auto. baseball. Lt. toned J.C. Higgins "Official League" ball signed by (24) members of the World Champion Tigers incl. Greenberg, Gehringer, Goslin, Cochrane, Bridges, Fox, and Rowe. Sigs range from 6-8 out of 10. "34' Champions American L." is written in black ink by Charlie Gehringer across the sweet spot in reference to the previous AL Championship season. 1935 Tigers team signed baseballs are without question among the most difficult 1930s era championship team signed baseballs to acquire. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range EX-EX/MT ($4,000.00-$6,000.00) $9,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 320 1934 St. Louis Cardinals team auto. baseball. Clear coated and toned Harridge AL ball signed by (19) members of the World Champion 'Gashouse Gang' incl. D.Dean, P.Dean, Medwick, Frisch, Martin, Vance, and Durocher. Approx. (6) of the signatures have been either partially or fully enhanced in the period incl. Dizzy Dean. Very elusive 1930s era championship team ball. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range VG-EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 321 1933 New York Giants team auto. baseball. Lt. toned Alex Taylor "Official League" ball signed by (29) members of the World Champion Giants incl. Ott, Hubbell, O'Doul, Luque, and Terry. Parmelee is clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 2-7 out of 10 with a finely stenciled "N.Y. Giants 1933" on the sweet spot. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range GD/VG-EX/MT ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 322 1932 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Lt. clear coated "Babe Ruth Home Run Special" baseball signed by (23) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Pennock, Dickey, Gomez, and Coombs. Sigs range from 2-7 out of 10 with the ball itself having some surface abrasions. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range GD/VG-EX ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 323 1931 St. Louis Cardinals team auto. baseball. Near white Heydler NL ball signed by (26) members of the World Champion Cardinals incl. Bottomley, Frisch, Hafey, Haines, Martin, and Street. Grimes and Gonzales are clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 3-8 out of 10 with one side panel in particular accounting for the lower grade signatures. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range VG-NM ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 324 1930 Phila. Athletics team auto. baseball. Off white Barnard AL ball signed by (24) members of the World Champion Athletics incl. Foxx, Grove, Cochrane, Simmons, Collins, and Dykes. Mack is clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 3-7 out of 10 with the majority grading 5 or better. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range VG-EX/MT ($2,500.00-$3,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 325 1925 Pitt. Pirates team auto. baseball. Lt. toned Heydler NL ball signed by (23) members of the World Champion Pirates incl. Cuyler, Carey, Clarke, Traynor, McKechnie, and Gooch. Signatures vary in condition ranging from 2-7 out of 10 with the majority grading 4-6. One side panel has a small area of toning near the stitching. 1920s era championship team signed baseballs are notably rare. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range GD-EX ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 326 Fine Babe Ruth auto. baseball and related signed letter from Ruth c.1935. Off white Spalding "Official League" baseball with stampings on a side panel, "Made Especially For Nat C. Strong Inc." denoting its manufacture for barnstorming games. Signed on a side panel in bold black ink, "To Dick Rosebury From Babe Ruth" rating 8/9 out of 10. Dazzy Vance has signed another side panel rating 6/7 out of 10. The ball itself remains very clean with only a few minor areas of light soiling. Amazingly, the baseball includes its original accompanying letter as sent by Ruth to Cadet Lieutenant Dick Rosebury. The letter is typewritten on Ruth's personal stationary with content directly related to the included baseball and an exhibition game played in Brooklyn (likely where Vance also signed the ball). Signed, "Babe Ruth" in black fountain pen rating 9 out of 10. The letter also includes its original envelope with Ruth's monogram and address. The offered example represents one of the finest of the handful of first person documented Ruth autographed baseballs with Ruth signed accompanying provenance. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: EX/MT-NM, Letter: NM ($15,000.00-$20,000.00) $10,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 327 Vintage auto. album with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig c.1920-30s. Period 5"x6 1/2" bound album with (84) signatures in both pencil and ink. Players include Ruth (signed on 2"x4" unlined card), Gehrig, Lazzeri, Cuyler, Lombardi, McKechnie, Roush, Gomez, and P.Martin. Sigs range from 7-10 out of 10. Excellent breakdown value. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range EX-NM ($3,500.00-$4,500.00) $4,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 328 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig auto. baseball. Harridge AL ball signed on the sweet spot by Babe Ruth rating 7 out of 10 and Lou Gehrig on a side panel rating 8 out of 10. The ball itself appears to have game use with a surface blemish to one side panel possibly from impact with a bat. The remaining surface has some typical minor handling wear. Fine example of this classic duo which has been housed in a private collection since 1990. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM ($7,500.00-$10,000.00) $16,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 329 Significant Babe Ruth autographed professional model baseball bat attributed to his Home Run hit in Game #6 of the 1923 World Series. Babe Ruth excelled in the Major Leagues almost immediately upon his debut with the Boston Red Sox in 1914. In his first World Series appearance in 1916, Ruth pitched a marvelous 14-inning complete game win against the Brooklyn Robins. Ruth's success continued with the Red Sox for several more seasons until his sale to the Yankees in 1919. New York provided the stage that Babe Ruth so very much deserved. During Ruth's first three seasons from 1920-22, he hit 148 home runs and batted .376, .378, and .315 respectively. He also led the Yankees to two American League pennants in 1921 and 1922, only to be defeated in the Championship Series by the New York Giants in both years. The 1923 season, however, promised to be one of epic proportions. The Yankees finally had a stadium of their own and Babe Ruth was poised to lead them to their first World Championship. Expectations were high and the results did not disappoint. After guiding the Yankees to the American League pennant with a record of 98-54, Babe Ruth prepared to meet the Giants yet again in the World Series. The Yankees stumbled in Game #1 but came roaring back in Game #2 behind two Babe Ruth home runs. After losing Game #3, the Yankees came back to capture both Game #'s 4 and 5 to come within one win of their first World Championship. Game #6 was played at the Polo Grounds where Ruth and the Yankees had suffered defeat in 1921 and 1922. In the first inning, Ruth set the tone with a mammoth home run off of Giants pitcher Art Nehf into upper tier of the right field grandstand to give the Yankees an early lead. The Giants came back to take the lead by a score of 4-1 and cruised into the eighth inning behind their star pitcher Nehf. Beginning in the fourth inning, Nehf had retired (17) straight Yankee batsman except for a walk to Ruth. It appeared that once again, the Giants were headed to victory. The eighth inning however, saw Nehf unravel as the Yankees scored five runs including two by consecutive walks to take the lead at 6-4. The Yankees, and Babe Ruth, had finally won their first World Series. Offered is an exceptional Babe Ruth professional model baseball bat which has been inscribed to New York Giants pitcher Art Nehf on the date of Game #6 of the 1923 World Series. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" long and weighs 40.6 ounces. The bat exhibits superb use including ball marks, cleat marks, grain swelling, and a light handle crack (professionally repaired). The handle also exhibits light scoring indicative of early 1920s era Ruth game used bats. A slightly 'flattened' area is present just above the barrel end stampings, which is also typically seen on Ruth game used bats. Both the Louisville Slugger centerbrand stampings (1921-31 labeling period) and the "Babe Ruth" facsimile name stampings remain very bold. The barrel of the bat has been signed in black fountain pen, "To My Friend Art Nehf From "Babe" Ruth Oct. 15th, 1923". Salutation and signature remain very bold rating 9 out of 10. Based on the period signature to Art Nehf, with the specific date inscription coinciding with Game #6 of the World Series, it is highly likely that the offered bat is in fact the one used by Ruth to hit the home run off of Art Nehf. The presence of the handle crack (repaired) is especially worth noting because Ruth came to bat three times during Game #6, with results as follows: At bat #1: Home Run; At Bat #2: Walk; At Bat #3: Strike Out. Because Ruth walked and struck out in his 2nd and 3rd attempts at the plate, the only occasion we can document Ruth actually hitting a baseball came in the first at bat when he hit the home run. Furthermore, because a cracked bat would have never been brought to the Polo Grounds from Yankee Stadium, it is fair to assume the bat was cracked in Game #6. When Ruth's at bat performances are considered together with the handle crack and the handwritten inscription, it is highly probable Ruth used the offered bat to hit his first inning home run. Lastly, as evidenced by several other documented Babe Ruth game used and signed bats of historical significance, it is definitive that Ruth himself was apt to present such bats to various friends and acquaintances. One example of this was the bat sold in Hunt Auctions 2006 MLB All-Star FanFest Auction (See July 2006, Lot #325 in the 'Completed Auctions' section at www.huntauctions.com). That particular bat was attributed to Ruth's 59th home run of the 1921 season and included a signed letter from Ruth written to the brother of his theatrical agent. While the proliferation of Ruth game used bats is well documented, the offered exemplar certainly rates among the very finest. With regard to condition, dating period, attribution to World Series use, signature quality, and likely historical significance, this exemplar will stand as one of the most substantive offerings of its type to have been offered at public auction. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication (signature), LOA from Hunt Auctions, Inc. (bat/signature), and LOA from MEARS Authentication (Graded A 10): Bat: EX, Signature: EX/MT-NM (Estimate Upon Request) $280,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 330 Babe Ruth et al autographed dinner program c.1937. Foldout dinner program issued for a benefit dinner hosted by Jack Dempsey on Nov. 29, 1937. The left side of the program is signed by several notables incl. Ruth, Grantland Rice, and Robert Ripley. Signatures range from 8-10 out of 10 with Babe Ruth rating a pristine 10 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 331 Babe Ruth auto. baseball. Lt. toned Anchor Brand "Amateur League" ball signed by Babe Ruth across the sweet spot. The ball has also been signed by (10) other players including Grimes, J.Sewell, and Fletcher. Ruth signature rates 6/7 out of 10 presenting alone on the sweet spot. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 332 Babe Ruth auto. photograph. Matted and framed 8"x10" sepia tone image picturing Babe Ruth boxing with another gentleman. Signed in black fountain pen, "To Joe From Babe Ruth". Signature rates 8 out of 10. Includes LOA's from James Spence Authentication and PSA/DNA: NM ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 333 Babe Ruth single signed baseball. Lt. toned Reach "Amateur League" ball signed across the sweet spot, "To D.B. Rumsey From Babe Ruth" in black fountain pen. Signature rates 6/7 out of 10 with a few areas of "ink skipping" in "Ruth". The ball itself remains fairly clean with light general surface wear. Includes LOA's from James Spence Authentication and PSA/DNA: EX-EX/MT ($4,000.00-$5,000.00) $3,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 334 Lou Gehrig, et al. autographed baseball. Lt. toned Barnard AL baseball signed by (10) baseball figures incl. L.Gehrig, K.Landis, C.Mack, E.Walsh, L.Grove (partially enhanced), and M.Cochrane (enhanced). Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10. The ball was discovered along with its mate (see Lot 328) housed in a lidded commemorative case issued for the 1926 Golden Jubilee Celebration for the 50th Anniversary of the National League. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range EX-NM ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 335 Lou Gehrig, et al. autographed baseball from the 1926 National League Golden Jubilee Celebration along with its original presentational box. Lt. toned Heydler NL ball with applied circular decals picturing previous National League Presidents and signed by (6) players. Signatures include L.Gehrig, C.Mack, K.Landis, E.Walsh, W.Hoyt, and A.McGinley. Sigs range from 3-8 out of 10. Ball is also inscribed as having been given out as a prize in 1926. The ball includes its original lidded presentational box which once held the offered baseball and its counterpart (see Lot 334). Box remains intact with some adhesive reinforcement at several joints. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: Range VG-EX/MT, Box: VG ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 336 Babe Ruth et al. autographed baseball attributed to his 16th home run of the 1927 season. Lt. clear coated and toned Barnard AL baseball signed by the following HOF'ers with siganatures rating between 1-10 in parenthesis: Babe Ruth (7/8), Ty Cobb (6/7), Eddie Collins (4), Tris Speaker (5/6), and Lou Gehrig. The Gehrig signature appears to be either enhanced or secretarial signed. The side panel containing Ruth's signature also has a period notation underneath the autograph, "16th Home Run Ball" written in period fountain pen. The ball itself exhibits evident game use including two fairly large areas of potential impact from a bat. This historic baseball was originally obtained from a Philadelphia area pharmacist who regularly attended Philadelphia Athletics baseball games, including those played between the A's and Yankees at Shibe Park on May 31, 1927. Ruth connected for two home runs that day during a doubleheader en route to his record setting 60 home run season in 1927. The pharmacist owned Label Drugs at 15th and Arch in Philadelphia, and had given the ball to the grandfather of the current consignor. Twelve years old at the time, he had become acquainted with the pharmacist while accompanying his own father, who owned Ray's Ice Delivery, on daily deliveries to Label Drugs. Very fine Babe Ruth autographed home run ball with impeccable provenance being offered for the first time publicly. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication and letter of provenance from the family of the original recipient: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range VG-EX/MT ($10,000.00-$15,000.00) $10,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 337 Lot of (3) vintage autographed baseballs from the O.S.F. collection to include: Babe Ruth single signed baseball. Official NL ball signed by Ruth on a side panel and dated "1926" below. The signature has faded considerably rating only a 1 out of 10 (clearly visible under black light examination). Includes its original calligraphy museum placard denoting that the ball was signed in Lima, OH in 1926: PR-GD; 1928 Indianapolis American Association Minor League Champions team auto. baseball. Official AA ball signed by (20) players incl. Fred Haney. Includes its original calligraphy museum placard: VG-EX; and a period NL baseball c.1930 with printed notation, "Monday August 4, 1930 Reds vs. St. Louis". The ball has several player names hand written incl. Heilmann and Koenig: VG-EX. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication. ($750.00-$1,000.00) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 338 1928 Phila. Athletics/Detroit Tigers auto. baseball from the O.S.F. collection. Lightly toned Barnard AL ball signed at a 1928 game played between the Tigers and Athletics in Detroit. Players include Cobb, Speaker, Foxx, J.Quinn, Heilmann, B.Owens (umpire), and C. Drumond. Sigs range from 4-7 out of 10. Includes its original calligraphy museum placard and LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range VG-EX/MT ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 339 Rare G.C. Alexander single signed baseball from the O.S.F. collection. Official National League baseball with faded stampings and apparent game use signed on a side panel by HOF pitcher G.C. Alexander. The black fountain pen signature remains very strong rating 7/8 out of 10. Date of "1923" is printed in period ink on another panel of the ball. The ball was signed by Alexander in 1923 as a member of the Chicago Cubs and is denoted as such on the original calligraphy museum placard (included). One of only two Alexander single signed baseballs that we have handled. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: VG-EX, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($7,500.00-$10,000.00) $12,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 340 American League baseball attributed to the 1922 World Series from the O.S.F. collection. Moderately toned and lightly soiled Ban Johnson AL baseball attributed to have been used during the 1922 World Series between the Yankees and Giants. The ball is inscribed in period ink on a side panel, "1922 World Series" in the hand of Yankee player Everett Scott. The ball was originally obtained by Scott and includes its original calligraphy museum placed denoting its provenance from Scott. Desirable game used baseball from the 1922 World series captured by the New York Giants over their rival New York team: VG-EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 341 American League baseball attributed to the final game of the 1923 World Series from the O.S.F. collection. Moderately toned Ban Johnson American League baseball with period ink notation on a side panel, "Used in Last World Series Game Oct. 15, 1923". The ball has been signed by Yankees' shortstop Everett Scott on the sweet spot. "Babe Ruth" is written on a side panel likely in Scott's hand along with "Wally Schang" on a side panel. The ball was originally obtained by Scott during the final game in which the Yankees defeated the Giants in Babe Ruth's first World Series appearance as a Yankee. Includes its original calligraphy museum placard and LOA from James Spence Authentication: VG ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) $3,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 342 Ty Cobb auto. personal check. Personal check dated 4/24/1957 is signed boldly in green ink by Cobb at the bottom. Signature remains notably strong rating 10 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM-MT ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 343 Cy Young auto. government postcard. Postmarked 1952 government postcard signed by Young on the reverse in blue fountain pen. Signature rates 8 out of 10. The card itself remains fairly clean with some tape residue at the corners. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM (With note to tape on the corners) ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 344 Vintage baseball autograph album c.1940s. Period album featuring approx. (184) signatures incl. Foxx, Williams, (2) Cochrane, (2) McKechnie, Musial, and Hartnett. Autographs are signed in pencil ranging from 7-10 out of 10. The cover of the album has become detached. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range EX-NM ($750.00-$1,000.00) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 345 Lot of (2) Phila. Athletics HOF'er auto. album pages to include: Jimmie Foxx signed 2"x4" album page, "Regards to Carl Jimmie Foxx" in blue ink. Signature rates 9 out of 10 with three small pieces of vintage tape along the top of the page that do not touch the signature: EX-MT and Chief Bender signed 4"x5" note, "1/17/48 To Carl, Scout for the 'Athletics' of Philadelphia-Former pitcher of same team-Good Luck, Chief Bender" in blue ink. Signature rates 7/8 out of 10: EX-MT. Each autograph is matted and framed with a Perez Steele HOF postcard and includes LOA from James Spence Authentication. ($750.00-$1,000.00) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 346 Mel Ott auto. album page. Lined 3 1/2"x6" album page with an attached Mel Ott ink signature. Signature rates 9 out of 10. The album page has a small photo of Ott at the bottom. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($500.00-$750.00) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 347 Jim Thorpe auto. book. "Fabulous Redman" hardcover book dated 1951 by author John Steckbeck signed on the interior title page by Steckbeck and Thorpe. Thorpe has signed, "Me too Jim Thorpe" in blue fountain pen rating 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 348 Exceptional Hank Greenberg auto. large format photograph c.1938. Breathtaking large format black and white 10 1/2"x13" original image picturing Greenberg posed in a batting stance in Detroit Tigers uniform. Signed on the front in period black fountain pen, "To Norman H. Rogers with best wishes Hank Greenberg October 4, 1938". Salutation and signature rate 9/10 out of 10. Stamped on the back by photographer "Kuenzel" of the Detroit News. Without question the finest Greenberg signed image we have seen offered at auction. Matted and framed. Includes LOA's from James Spence Authentication and PSA/DNA (Graded 9 out of 10): NM ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $2,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 349 1934 Detroit Tigers AL Champions presentational cigarette lighter/case. Plated metal lighter features a foldout cigarette case in its bottom portion. The front is inscribed, "Detroit American League Champions 1934" along with an embossed Tigers logo. Applied placard on the front has "Ruth" lettering and retains a portion of its original inset blue enamelwork. Uncommon presentational item likely given to one of the AL Champion Tigers player's wives. 4" tall: EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) $50.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 350 Ty Cobb auto. personal check. Personal check dated 7/30/1948 is signed by Cobb in blue ink at the bottom. Signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 351 Ty Cobb seven page handwritten letter. Exceptional handwritten seven page letter dated 1945 written to Cobb's friend and Phila. sportswriter Stoney McLinn. Content relates primarily to a proposed book on the early baseball greats authored by McLinn with Cobb's assistance. Signed on the final page, "Yours, as ever Ty" rating 9 out of 10. Superb exemplar illustrating Cobb's style of lengthy and substantive correspondence. Page one is penned on Cobb's personal stationary which is stamped at the top margin. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX/MT-NM ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 352 Fine Ty Cobb professional model baseball bat c.1923-26. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34 1/2" long and weighs 35oz. Handsomely grained bat exhibits evident use including ball marks, cleat marks, and grain swelling to the barrel end. Louisville Slugger mfg. stampings along with Cobb's facsimile name stamping remain very bold with a fine original patina. The bat is being offered for the first time publicly by the family of the original recipient who obtained it directly from Ty Cobb in the early 1920s. Mr. Joseph A. Richard resided in the Detroit, MI area and was an acquaintance of Ty Cobb. While attending a Tigers game in Detroit with his daughter, Mary Richard, they were invited to meet with Cobb after the game. It was during this meeting that Cobb presented the young girl with the offered bat, which has remained in her family until its current offering. Cobb game used bats of quality with definitive provenance are exceedingly rare given the scant details typically available from the era in which Cobb played. The majority of Cobb professional model bats to have been offered at auction frequently have no history or supporting provenance to compliment the bat specifications and characteristics. Very fine example as offered for the first time at auction. Includes LOA's from MEARS Authentication and Hunt Auctions, Inc., photo of Joseph Richard's employee identification badge from the "Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. in Detroit, MI", Xerox copy of Mary Richard's 1937 High School yearbook listing her Detroit area address, along with a letter of provenance from the family: EX ($40,000.00-$60,000.00) $60,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 353 1933 Washington Senators team auto. framed seating chart. Matted and framed 12"x49" seating chart from the Sixth Annual Boys Club Banquet, Washington, DC, 1933. The chart has been signed by the head table including Walter Johnson, Clark Griffith, Nick Altrock, and approximately (20) other attendees. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10 including a very fine oversized Johnson signature rating 10 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($500.00-$750.00) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 354 Multi signed baseball attributed to the 1933 World Series. Lightly clear coated and toned Harridge AL baseball (side stamped dating from 1931-34) ásigned by numerous star baseball players including Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, John J. McGraw, Frank Frisch, Joe Cronin, and Buck Herzog. Signatures range from 1-7 out of 10 including Ruth (5/6), Johnson (5), and Wagner (5). Bill Terry and Connie Mack are clubhouse signed. Additionally, "Franklin D. Roosevelt" is signed across the sweet spot of the ball. While the "signature" is certainly of the period, it appears to have been secretarially signed. The attribution to the 1933 World Series is based on several factors associated with the baseball including: 1) Roosevelt's name on the ball as he attended only three games while in office during 1931-34, two of which were opening day games played against the Red Sox and As, the other being the 1933 Series; á2) The large presence of several New York Giants and Washington Senators players including Bill Terry (mgr.) Joe Cronin (mgr.), J.Judge, and F.Frisch; and 3) The presence of Ruth, Wagner, Johnson, and McGraw.áIncludes LOA from James Spence Authentication and a reproduction photo of Roosevelt throwing out a first pitch at a game: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range PR-EX/MT ($4,000.00-$6,000.00) $3,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 355 1929 Washington Senators team auto. baseball. Moderately toned NL baseball signed by (15) players incl. Johnson, Goslin, Liska, West, and Milan. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10 remaining quite bold. The ball is inscribed in period ink, "July 5, 1929 Olean, NY Washington Amer. 8 Runs". Likely signed at a barnstorming game. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: VG-EX, Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 356 1929 Chicago Cubs team photographic pin. Oval 2 3/4" celluloid pin pictures the NL Champion Cubs team in uniform. The pin surface remains clean with light wear and a few small age toning spots while retaining strong contrast. Back of the pin has some typical rusting to the metal backplate and pinback: EX ($450.00-$650.00) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 357 Phil Cavaretta professional model baseball bat c.1934. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34 3/4" long and weighs 34.2oz. Dating to Cavaretta's rookie era, the bat retains its original mfg. stampings and "Cavaretta" block letter last name on the barrel end. Handle has a professionally repaired crack and the finish has been resurfaced in a few areas. Cavaretta was a fine player with a lifetime batting average of .293 and was the 1945 National League MVP. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, Inc. and a Phil Cavaretta single signed baseball: EX ($400.00-$600.00) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 358 Jimmie Foxx single signed baseball. Lightly soiled 3/4 size Reach "Junior League" baseball signed on the sweet spot, "Jimmie Foxx Athletics". The signature has some age fading while remaining clearly visible rating 5 out of 10. Early playing career Foxx single signed baseballs are exceedingly rare. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: VG, Signature: VG-EX ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 359 Significant 1903 World Series panoramic photograph from the collection of Charlie Wagner. Since its inception in 1901, the fledgling American League had locked horns with the establishment, otherwise known as the National League. In 1903, the owners of the respective pennant winning teams from the two leagues agreed to play a championship series in a nine game format. Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss and BostonÆs owner Henry Killilea insisted on calling this contest the "World Series". The mighty Pirates were favored to win, but were besieged with injuries, including their star player Honus Wagner. Additionally, one of the Pirates' pitchers was lost to an asylum after suffering from a mental breakdown. All circumstances aside, the inaugural series lived up to its billing with several exciting games and exceptional pitching performances by Boston's Cy Young and Pittsburgh's Deacon Phillippe. The Boston club would prevail in the end with a total of four games to three. One hundred and five years later, the World Series remains the crown jewel of professional sports championships. Offered is a significant original panoramic photograph taken at Boston's Huntingdon Ave. Grounds during the 1903 World Series. Both the Pittsburgh and Boston teams are pictured in uniform on the field including Honus Wagner, Cy Young, Deacon Phillippe, Fred Clarke, and Jimmy Collins. Actual image size measures 10"x29" remaining affixed to its original 15"x34" mount. "Boston Red Sox Worlds Champions 1903" is written in period pencil on the bottom margin of the mount. The image itself remains fairly clean with a few small areas of staining primarily to the far right border. The mount has some surface soiling to a few areas and two small tape residue stains at the top edge (not visible under the current matting). This image is the earliest dated professional baseball panoramic photograph that we have handled. Furthermore, to the best of our knowledge, the offered image is the only known surviving exemplar inclusive of the archives at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Highly significant and likely unique photographic relic dating to the inception Major League Baseball's World Series. Matted and framed. Includes letter of provenance from the Wagner family: EX ($30,000.00-$40,000.00) $33,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 360 1929 Phila. Athletics team auto. panoramic photograph. Matted and framed 7"x30" sepia tone image picturing the World Champion 1929 Athletics standing in a row at Shibe Park. Each player has signed their respective image including Foxx, Collins, Simmons, Cochrane, Grove, and Mack. The signatures remain quite strong ranging from 7-10 out of 10 with the majority rating 8 or better. The image itself retains excellent contrast with some surface cracking at the far bottom left corner area from "scrolling" that could be restored if so desired and do not affect the autographs. Offered publicly for the first time, and one of only a handful of autographed 1929 A's panoramic photographs to have entered the marketplace. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM, Photo: EX ($6,000.00-$8,000.00) $11,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 361 1916 Connie Mack full name autographed Philadelphia Athletics stock transfer certificate. Rare 7"x8" typewritten stock transfer certificate for (720) shares of common stock from Ben Shibe. The certificate is signed at the bottom in black fountain pen, "Cornelius McGillicuddy" rating 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $2,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 362 Scarce Philadelphia Athletics Base Ball Club stock certificate as issued to Connie Mack. Original stock certificate as issued to Cornelius McGillicuddy (Connie Mack) for (20) shares of stock in the "American Base Ball Club of Philadelphia". The certificate is signed by Mack with rare full name "C.McGillicuddy" signature and by team owner Benjamin Shibe with both signatures having several holes punched for cancellation. The certificate is also signed on the back by Mack in black fountain pen rating 8/9 out of 10. The original ledger receipt page dated December 29, 1913 is adhered to the certificate and is also signed at the bottom, "Cornelius McGillicuddy" rating 8/9 out of 10. Overall size of 9"x15". The offered stock certificate is the first example that we have encountered with note to the significance of its issue to Mack (and the rarity of the full name signature format). Includes LOA from James Spence Authentic: EX ($1,000.00-$2,000.00) $2,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 363 1934 "Reorganization Agreement of The American League of Base Ball Clubs" document autographed by the eight AL Presidents. Historically interesting and significant bound (13) page document executed at a meeting held in New York City on Dec. 12, 1934. The document itself contains several sections with content regarding the purpose of the league, league objectives, league ownership conduct including sales rights, and other general American League related topics. The final page of the document is signed by Jacob Ruppert (New York), Louis Von Weine (St. Louis), Thos. Shibe (Phila.), Alva Bradley (Cleveland), Thos. Yawkey (Bost.), Frank Navin (Detroit), Clark Griffith (Washington), and J.Louis Comiskey (Chicago). Additionally, AL president William Harridge has initialed four subsections of the document. Signature page condition is very fine with sigs ranging from 7-10 out of 10. The front cover of the booklet has some moisture staining which has permeated throughout the interior pages in graduation from front to back. The later pages within the document are less affected than the early pages. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Document: Range PR-EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 364 Lot of (3) items from Eddie Collins' personal scrapbook to include: 1910 World Series ticket stub issued for Game #1 at Philadelphia. Front remains clean with intact perforation, back has some light pencil notations and very minor adhesive removal toning: EX; Rare April 12, 1909 Shibe Park Inaugural Game invitation. 7"x9" foldout invitation (blank inside) featuring an embossed Athletics logo on the front. Has a horizontal fold line: EX; and 4"x6" cabinet photograph of Eddie Collins taken in 1906 while attending Columbia University: EX. All three items were originally housed in Eddie Collins' personal scrapbooks which will be offered in our August 2007 Internet auction. ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 365 1913 New York Giants team panoramic photograph. Matted and framed 10"x22" printed photographic panorama picturing the NL Champion Giants at the Polo Grounds in uniform. Players are identified in the bottom margin incl. Mathewson, Thorpe, McGraw, Marquard, and Merkle. Marked by Pach Bros. photographer at the lower right corner. Image quality remains very nice with a small surface tear at the right side and two small surface blemishes at the left side: VG-EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 366 New York Giants team auto. baseball with Christy Mathewson c.1923-25. Lt. toned Heydler NL ball signed by approx. (22) team members incl. McGraw, Jennings, Kelly, Wilson, Terry, Jackson, and Lindstrom. The ball has also been signed by HOF'er and longtime Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson. The majority of the Giants' players signatures have faded ranging from 1-4 out of 10. The sweet spot displays the signatures of McGraw (2/3), Jennings (5), and Mathewson which remains very bold rating 7/8 out of 10. The rarity of Mathewson on a baseball is of note with special mention to the incredible sweet spot positioning of these three early 1900s HOF'ers. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: VG-EX, Team signatures: Range PR-VG, Jennings/McGraw: Range GD-VG, Mathewson: EX/MT-NM ($7,500.00-$10,000.00) $12,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 367 Pie Traynor single signed baseball. Lightly toned Giles NL ball signed by Traynor in blue ink across the sweet spot. Signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Traynor single signed baseballs are fairly uncommon with the offered example rating as one of the better exemplars we have handled. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: EX, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 368 1909 Pitt. Pirates team composite photographic display. Rare color composite display piece picturing the NL Champion Pirates in vignette format after Carl Horner's original portraits incl. Wagner, Clarke, Leach, and Willis. Overall condition remains very fine with some light soiling and edge wear. 13"x20" matted and framed: EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 369 1905 World Series panoramic photograph. Printed photographic display issued by the Reach AL Guide pictures the second game of the 1905 World Series at the Polo Grounds in New York. The image is taken from a center field vantage point with Chief Bender pitching. The photo shows its original fold lines and has some tape residue toning along the center horizontal fold line. 10"x37" matted and framed: VG ($400.00-$600.00) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 370 Honus Wagner single signed baseball. Lt. cream color Frick NL ball signed across the sweet spot by Honus Wagner in blue fountain pen. The signature presents very well on a clean ball rating from 5-7 out of 10 with some original lightness to the last name. The ball itself remains fairly clean with some minor age toning. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range EX-EX/MT ($4,000.00-$6,000.00) $3,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 371 1915 San Francisco Baseball Championship medal by Spalding. Very fine ornate solid gold medal is suspended from an inscribed pinback bar weighing .3oz. The pinback bar displays raised lettering, identifying it as the Spalding Medal issued for the 1915 Championship of San Francisco. The medallion pictures a batter and catcher scene with titling encircling the body. Reverse of the medal is inscribed to the "Washington School Champions" from A.G. Spalding and is marked as "Solid Gold". Uncommon gold medal of a very high quality with relation to early 20th century West Coast baseball: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 372 San Francisco Seals pennant c.1930-40s. Rare vintage pennant from the fabled PCL team pictures a seal with a baseball suspended on top of its nose. The pennant has some damage incl. a tape repaired tear on the reverse, pinholes at the corners, and fraying to the tip. Some period notations of first names have been written on the lettering at the left side: GD-VG ($300.00-$400.00) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 373 Joe DiMaggio San Francisco Seals auto. album page c.1932. Period autograph album containing a scarce Joe DiMaggio single signed autograph dated 1932. DiMaggio was just 18 years old at the time of the signing, which occured while playing in his first professional baseball season with the San Francisco Seals. The remainder of the album contains non sports signatures and an autograph of another Seals coach. One of the earliest documented Joe DiMaggio autographs that we have encountered inclusive of his personal collection. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($500.00-$750.00) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 374 San Francisco Seals team auto. sheet c.1937-38. Unlined 5"x7" sheet mounted on period album page backing signed by (18) players incl. manager Lefty O'Doul and Dom DiMaggio. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10. Includes LOA's from James Spence Authentication and PSA/DNA: NM ($400.00-$600.00) $20.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 375 Scarce vintage Joe, Vince, and Dom DiMaggio auto. baseball c.1940s. In the history of Major League Baseball, there has been no finer combination of brothers than the DiMaggios. All three DiMaggio brothers enjoyed fine baseball careers during the 1930-50s era. Offered is an extremely rare vintage signed baseball featuring signatures of all three DiMaggio brothers. Joe occupies the sweet spot with some age fading rating 3 out of 10. Vince has signed the top panel rating 8 out of 10 and Dom has signed the bottom panel rating 6/7 out of 10. The ball itself is a Spalding "Official League" ball and includes its original box. DiMaggio brothers signed baseballs are very seldom offered with only a handful in existence. The offered ball is the first period signed example that we have encountered. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range GD/VG-EX/MT ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 376 Joe DiMaggio auto. children's sweater c.1940s. Rare and charming period wool sweater features an image of Joe DiMaggio batting on both front and back with name printed beneath. The sweater remains in nearly original as issued condition with its "Pauker Boys Wear" tagging in the collar, which was signed by DiMaggio in blue sharpie at a later date. First example of this rare vintage DiMaggio piece that we have encountered. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication (signature): EX-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 377 Rare Joe DiMaggio Buitoni Macaroni display box c.1940s. Rare original shipping display box for Joe DiMaggio endorsed "Buitoni Macaroni". The box measures 13"long, 13" tall, and 10" deep with graphics on all four sides, including DiMaggio batting. Buitoni Macaroni was one of the first major endorsement accounts for DiMaggio, with the offered display box being one of only a handful of surviving exemplars. The box itself remains complete and intact with some typical age wear incl. a tear to one end panel and some minor period notations written on another end panel: VG-EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 378 Joe DiMaggio and Lefty O'Doul auto. baseball c.1950s. Lt. toned Rawlings "Official League" ball signed by the two legendary San Francisco baseball men in black fountain pen. Both signatures rate 8 out of 10 and were likely signed during their early 1950s USO tours to the Orient during the Korean War. Uncommon vintage signed ball with relation to two of the greatest names in Pacific Coast baseball history. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 379 Joe DiMaggio auto. "DiMaggio's" baseball jersey. Grey flannel jersey with "DiMaggio's" lettering across the front and #5 on both front and back. Signed across the front, "Joe DiMaggio" in black sharpie. The shirt retains its original Stroh's, San Francisco mfg. tag. DiMaggio signed shirts are notably uncommon. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication and PSA/DNA hologram is affixed inside the collar: NM ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 380 Vintage Joe DiMaggio scrapbook including a scarce July 17, 1941 ticket stub from the 56th game of the hit streak. Period bound scrapbook album containing numerous vintage news articles and photos relating to Joe DiMaggio with emphasis on the 56 game hit streak. Includes a very scarce original ticket stub for the game played in Cleveland on July 17, 1941 where DiMaggio's legendary streak came to an end. The ticket is affixed to an album page (removable if so desired) and has some damage to the right edge from chipping to the edges of the scrapbook pages. The scrapbook also includes a blue ink signature of DiMaggio on unlined paper and a loose ticket stub to the NY Yankees Sunday Sept. 30, 1951 game which was to be DiMaggio's final regular season game. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication (autograph): Range GD-EX/MT ($750.00-$1,250.00) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 381 Joe DiMaggio professional model baseball bat c.1937. Early playing career DiMaggio game bat is a Louisville Slugger 125 model measuring 35 7/8" long and weighing 33oz. According to Louisville Slugger factory records, the first order placed for this style of DiMaggio game bat with these exact specifications dates to the 1937 season. The bat shows excellent use incl. cleat marks, ball marks, stitching impressions, grain swelling, and green rack marks identified to Yankee Stadium. Louisville Slugger mfg. stampings and DiMaggio facsimile signature stamp remain intact and clearly visible. The bat's surface remains just as it was found, with some dryness and a few areas of period black soiling, which could be cleaned if so desired. Not only do Rookie era DiMaggio game bats seldom become available, but the offered exemplar also has highly desirable "Yankee green" bat rack marks, which directly confirms the bat's appropriate provenance. Includes LOA's from MEARS Authentication (graded A 7.5) and Hunt Auctions, Inc: VG-EX ($20,000.00-$30,000.00) $19,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 382 Hoard of Joe DiMaggio related items from his personal collection to include: "DiMaggio's Restaurant" full matchbooks c.1950s. Unused box of (52) souvenir matchbooks from Joe's famed San Francisco restaurant: NM and (33) 1936 Joe DiMaggio supplement display pieces. 12"x16" illustrative print of a young Joe DiMaggio distributed by the San Francisco Chronicle in 1936. The prints are marked by artist Howard Brodie at the bottom and dated 1936 with a copyright by the Chronicle Publishing Co: EX-MT. Includes letters of provenance from the DiMaggio family. ($750.00-$1,000.00) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 383 Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe photograph. Vintage black and white image of the two embracing during their marriage ceremony held in San Francisco in 1954. The photo retains excellent contrast and clarity and is stamped by United Press International on the reverse with a printing dating to the late 1950s: NM ($750.00-$1,000.00) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 384 Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio fishing rods with documentation c.1954. Finely crafted pair of custom made bamboo fishing rods designed for Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio during their trip to Japan. The rods were made by "Tosaku" who, according to the included letter, was the finest maker of fishing rods in Japan. Marilyn's rod is approx. 7" shorter then Joe's. Each rod remains in fine original condition with its "Tosaku" decal intact. Lot also includes the original 1954 letter sent with the rods from Japan and (2) unused spools of fishing line which are referenced in the letter as well. Includes letter of provenance from the DiMaggio family: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 384a Marilyn Monroe auto. personal check. Original personal check as written out and signed by Marilyn Monroe. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 385 1951 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Lt. clear coated Harridge AL ball signed by (24) members of the World Champion Yankees incl. Mantle, DiMaggio, Berra, Dickey, Mize, Reynolds, Raschi, and Bauer. Stengel is clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 6-9 out of 10. Fine World Championship team ball from the only year in which both DiMaggio and Mantle played for the Yankees. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range EX/MT-NM ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $2,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 386 Vintage Mickey Mantle auto. endorsement agreement c.1951. Typewritten endorsement agreement issued to Mantle by the Ethan Allen Game Co. to allow the use of his name in a game. Signed in black fountain pen by Mantle along with "Commerce, Okla." address rating 9 out of 10. The sheet measures 6 1/2"x7" with a few mailing fold lines. Rare rookie era Mantle signed document with a superb signature exemplar. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM (with note to fold lines) ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 387 Johnny Mize 1951 New York Yankees World Championship presentational silver humidor. Exceptional quality sterling silver lidded humidor presented to Johnny Mize as a member of the 1951 World Champion Yankees. Exterior lid is inscribed, "New York Yankees 1951 World Champions John R. Mize" along with the Yankees logo. Interior retains its original wooden inserts, and the interior lid has engraved facsimile signatures of DiMaggio, Mantle, Mize, Martin, Rizzuto, Berra, and others from the team. The box measures an impressive 6"x10" weighing just over 35 total ounces. Marked "Fisher, Sterling" on the bottom. Striking New York Yankees World Championship presentational item from a Hall of Fame team member: EX/MT-NM ($5,000.00-$7,500.00) $5,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 388 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 by the consignor during New York Yankees Spring Training in 1961. 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) $15,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 389 1947 Phil Rizzuto New York Yankees 19 consecutive wins presentational wristwatch. Fine quality 14K gold wristwatch presented to Phil Rizzuto in celebration of the 1947 Yankees record setting 19 consecutive victories. The watch remains intact with its original leather band. The facing of the dial has some wear to the plating and is not in working order. Reverse is inscribed, "Phil Rizzuto [facsimile signature] 1947 19 Straight Wins American League Record". The Yankees logo is also engraved onto the back plate of the watch. During the period from June 29th to July 18th, the Yankees reeled off a record tying 19 straight wins en route to another World Championship season. The 1947 Yankees streak places the team in rare company as only a few others in Major League history have either tied or surpassed that amount: EX/MT-NM ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 390 1954 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Lt. cream color Harridge AL ball signed by (30) members of the Yankees team incl. Mantle, Berra, Ford, Rizzuto, Slaughter, McDougald. Stengel is clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 7-10 out of 10. Includes its original AL ball bag and LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 391 New York Yankees team auto. baseball c. 1955-56. Cream color Harridge AL ball signed by (26) members of the Yankees team incl. Mantle, Berra, Ford, Skowron, McDougald, Howard, and Rizzuto. Sigs range from 7-10 out of 10. The ball itself has a two very minor age spots mentioned only for accuracy. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 392 Phil Rizzuto's baseball glove shaped keychain by Tiffany & Co. Finely crafted sterling silver baseball glove and baseball presented to HOF'er Phil Rizzuto. The back of the glove is inscribed "Scooter" and includes several statistics such as "AL MVP 1950". Retains its original Tiffany & Co. box: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,250.00) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 393 1954 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Off white Spalding "Official Baseball" signed by (26) players incl. Mantle, Berra, Ford, Rizzuto, Bauer, and Slaughter. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 394 Set of New York Yankees auto. photographs by Louis Requena c.1960s. Fine group of (6) original black and white photographs by noted New York photographer Louis Requena. The photographs have been signed "To Tillie" in the period by the respective players including Mickey Mantle, John Blanchard, Ralph Houk, Whitey Ford, Bobby Richardson, and Mickey Mantle/Roger Maris. The Maris signature on the Mantle/Maris photo is secretarial signed. Both Mantle signatures rate 10 out of 10 in his classic 1960s style. The other autographs range from 4-7 out of 10. Uncommon vintage signed photo group from a desirable photographer. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range EX-NM ($750.00-$1,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 395 Lot of (2) 1963 New York Yankees AL Champions pennants. Includes 1963 AL Champions pennant with Uncle Sam graphics and player names printed at the left: EX and 1963 AL Champions pennant with player names printed on a scroll at the left side: EX-MT ($300.00-$400.00) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 396 Roger Maris Batter Up coin operated baseball game c.1960s. Rare tabletop coin operated baseball game featuring an illustration of Roger Maris batting. Reverse painted glass facing also includes a bubble with, "Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961..can you beat his score?". The game measures 22" tall encased in an outer leather covering. Hinged back door is present with the lock missing. Front of the game exhibits some general age wear with one small red plastic light casing having been broken. First example of this Maris endorsed game that we have handled: EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 397 President Harry Truman single signed baseball. Cream color Harridge AL baseball signed on a side panel by President Harry Truman in green ink. The signature is extraordinarily bold rating 9.5 out of 10. Period blue ink date of "1949" is positioned underneath the signature. The ball was signed for an 11 year old boy during the Washington Senators Opening Day Game played at Griffith Stadium in 1949. The boy was traveling to the game with the President and Secretary of Labor Maurice Tobin. Spectacular presedential signed example with impeccable provenance. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication, letter of provenance from the original recipient, and its original AL ball box: Ball: EX/MT-NM, Signature: NM-MT ($5,000.00-$7,500.00) $4,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 398 Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink advertising display sign c.1962. Cardboard easel back sign features images of (8) New York Yankees players incl. Mantle, Berra, Ford, Howard, and Tresh. Sign remains fairly clean with some tiny staple holes at the top corners and bottom center border. There is a very minor surface scratch on Mantle's facial area. 11"x14": EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 399 Lot of (2) President Richard Nixon auto. items to include: Pres. Richard Nixon auto. "The Memoirs of Richard Nixon" book. Signed in blue ink on the interior title page with a personalization. Includes letter from Nixon's office regarding the signing: NM and Pres. Richard Nixon auto. photograph. Color 5"x7" photo of Nixon taken in 1993 on his 80th birthday signed at the bottom margin in black marker. Includes letter from Nixon's office regarding the signing: NM. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication. ($300.00-$400.00) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 400 President Gerald Ford single signed baseball. Very lightly toned B.Brown AL ball signed by President Ford on the sweet spot. Signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($400.00-$500.00) $225.00
 
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