Completed Live Auctions

Back Items For The Auction of March 6th & 7th, 2009  
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
See a Picture of this Item 801 Rare Lou Gehrig single signed baseball. Cream color Harridge AL ball is signed on the sweet spot by Gehrig in blue fountain pen. Signature has some fading but remains clearly visible rating 4-5 out of 10. Ball itself has some light soiling and minimal general handling wear. Gehrig single signed baseballs are among the toughest of all deceased HOF'ers with sweet spot exemplars rarely becoming available. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-EX/MT, Signature: VG ($7,500.00-$10,000.00) $6,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 802 Ty Cobb autographed baseball. Lt. toned and clear coated Harridge AL ball is signed across a side panel, "Ty Cobb 9/30/56". Signature displays as a single signed ball rating 8/9 out of 10 except for a bit of surface abrasion to the "56" dating. The ball is also signed by (6) other misc. players including Stan Musial. Very fine Ty Cobb signed ball with excellent display qualities. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: VG-EX, Cobb Signature: NM ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $3,200.00
See a Picture of this Item 803 Dizzy Dean single signed baseball. Clean, white Worth brand "Dixie" model ball is signed on a side panel by Dean in black ink. Signature rates 7/8 out of 10 presenting very nicely on a high-grade 1960s era baseball. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: NM, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 804 Joe Cronin single signed baseball. MacPhail AL baseball is signed across the sweet spot in blue ink by Cronin rating 8/9 out of 10. The ball itself is very clean with some light age toning to the side panel at the left of the signature. Cronin single signed baseballs of quality are surprisingly difficult to acquire given that he lived until 1984. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-MT, Signature: NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $800.00
See a Picture of this Item 805 Hank Greenberg single signed baseball. Feeney NL ball is signed across the sweet spot by Greenberg in black fiber tip marker. Signature displays beautifully rating 9 out of 10. The ball itself is very clean with only two minor age toning spots. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($1,750.00-$2,500.00) $1,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 806 Lot of (4) Hank Greenberg autographed items. Includes 3"x5" lined index card, 1"x3" cut signature, yellow HOF plaque postcard, and unlined 3 1/2"x 4" yellow card. All signatures have been professionally graded PSA/DNA Authentic. Includes LOA from JSA: Range EX/MT-NM ($400.00-$600.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 807 Original auto. photograph of Major League Baseball players in the Army incl. Joe DiMaggio c.1943-45. Joe DiMaggio is pictured in this 8"x10" black and white photo in his Army uniform along with fellow Major Leaguers Walt Judnich, Mike McCormick, Dario Lodigiani and Jerry Priddy. Each has signed the photo in vintage black fountain pen. Signatures rate 8-9 out of 10. Photo shows excellent contrast and clarity, with a some minor creasing. Joe DiMaggio enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces on February 17th, 1943, rising to the rank of sergeant. He was stationed in Santa Ana, CA, Hawaii, and Atlantic City, NJ as a physical education instructor. He was discharged in September 1945. Photo is matted and framed. Includes LOA from JSA: Photo: VG-EX, Signatures: NM-MT-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 808 1948 Boston Braves team auto. baseball. Medium toned Frick NL ball is signed by (24) members of the NL Champion Braves incl. Spahn, Sain, Southworth, Bickford, Torgeson, Elliott and Sisti. Sigs range from 4-8 out of 10, averaging 6. Spahn and Sain sigs. appear to have been added later. Ball shows moderate general handling wear. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range VG/EX-NM/MT ($500.00-$750.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 809 Lot of (4) Joe Cronin American League baseballs sealed in their original boxes c.1960-70s: NM ($500.00-$750.00) $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 810 Partial set of (8) vintage baseball endorsed cigarette lighters c.1960s. Group of eight vintage baseball endorsed cigarette lighters each have the respective team logo inset onto the enamel side panel. Teams include Giants, Phillies, White Sox, Orioles, Cardinals, Red Sox, Cubs, and Senators. The lighters remain in very fine original condition remaining housed in their original "Wenzel & Co." lidded case which once contained (24) lighters: Lighters: NM, Case: GD-VG ($750.00-$1,000.00) $600.00
See a Picture of this Item 811 Charles Feeney August A. Busch Jr. Award trophy by Tiffany & Co. Exceptional quality crafted sterling silver figural trophy was presented to NL President Charles Feeney for "Meritorious Service to Baseball". The trophy stands 11" tall with inscribed silver placard affixed to a black onyx base. Inset baseball bat decor on the front with two inset baseballs on the side panels all have gold wash surface finish. Stamped, "U.Vitali, Sterling, Tiffany & Co." on the base. Selected by baseball owners and presented to off-the-field personnel, the offered award is the most prestigious of its type, comparable to the players' Most Valuable Player award. Includes its original Tiffany & Co. cloth satchel and a letter of provenance from the Feeney family: EX-MT ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 812 Bill Slocum Memorial Award plaque presented to Chub Feeney. Original award plaque presented to NL President Charles Feeney in 1981 in honor of "His High Contribution to Baseball Over a Long Period". Inscribed on the silverplated fatade as having been presented by the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writer's Association of America. 13" tall. The front of the placard and wooden backing each have some handling and surface wear. Very prestigious original award from the personal collection of the former NL President. Includes letter of provenance from the Feeney family: EX ($500.00-$750.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 813 Moxie baseball advertising display sign c.1950s. Colorful die cut cardboard advertising display depicts a young baseball player holding a Moxie root beer. 13" tall retaining its original easel backstand: EX-EX/MT ($300.00-$400.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 814 1960 "Manly Arts Course" sports promotional set. Incredibly intact and complete hinged lid boxed promotional set features various photographic promotional materials as issued by the National Sports Council. The box itself includes a large photographic interior lid label picturing Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Whitey Ford. The set also includes numerous photographic brochures, record album, patches, certificates, and general ephemera relating to the program. Among the featured athletes are M.Mantle, J.Louis, D.Walker, and W.Pep. The majority of the set remains in original unused condition exhibiting only minor age wear. Exterior box lid has some moderate wear including a moisture stain and an abrasion to the hinged lid joint. Excellent breakdown value with a total of five Mantle endorsed individual pieces: Range VG/EX-NM ($750.00-$1,000.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 815 Coca-Cola baseball advertising scorer c.1920s. Cardboard mechanical scorer features advertisements for Coca-Cola on both front and back. 3 1/4" tall with moderate soiling throughout and a few creases: VG ($300.00-$400.00) $125.00
See a Picture of this Item 816 Scarce Joe DiMaggio Hillerich & Bradsby advertising display piece c.1940. Believed to be one of only approx. (5) known exemplars, the offered display piece was issued around 1940 prior to the more commonly seen set of four Hillerich & Bradsby signs from the late 1940s era. The cardboard display measures 16"x21" matted and framed depicting a caricature image of DiMaggio at the center with several cartoon scenes surrounding. Colors remain rich and vibrant with a few areas of surface toning from age along with a few relatively minor surface creases at the bottom right area. Notably rare Louisville Slugger related advertising display piece: VG-EX ($1,250.00-$1,500.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 817 1935 Chicago Cubs NL Champions and Detroit Tigers AL Champions posters by Ford Motor Co. Lot of (2) matching 23"x36" posters printed for each pennant winning team and World Series combatants in promotion of Ford Motor Company's broadcast of the 1935 World Series. Posters feature composite images of each teams' respective stars incl. Chicago's Hartnett, Root, Grimm and Hack as well as Detroit's Gehringer, Cochrane, Greenberg and Fox. Both posters show some soiling, minor creasing, typical fold lines and some areas of minor staining. Both are displayed in period frames: VG/EX-EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,300.00
See a Picture of this Item 818 "Pepsi-Cola" baseball uniform c.1941-43. Original complete flannel uniform as worn by a Pepsi-Cola sponsored baseball team to include jersey, pants, and socks. Applied "Pepsi Cola" felt lettering displays across the front with blue felt #11 on the back. Both jersey and pants retain their original Spalding tagging. The shirt shows excellent use including some fraying to the collar. Includes LOA from MEARS Authentication (Graded A10): EX ($500.00-$750.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 819 "Mail Pouch" tobacco baseball advertising display sign c.1930s. Colorful 21"x33" cardboard display advertising Mail Pouch brand tobacco pictures a 19th century style baseball game scene. Colors remain very fine with some light inpainting to a few areas of the sign. Matted and framed in a museum quality linen display: VG-EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 820 Rare large format Lucky Strike multi-sport advertising display c.1920's. Huge 40" tall by 82" wide (unfolded) cardboard display piece features a large center section with Lucky Strike advertising set above a country club scene. Cigarette packages are mounted in a circular fashion around the perimeter. Two adjoining fold-out side panels, which are rarely found in tact, feature player endorsements and images of golfers Gene Sarazen and Johnny Farrell, tennis star Vincent Richards, and Yankees pitcher Herb Pennock. The sign retains strong color and has benefited from some areas of restoration inclusive of inpainting, a few tear repairs, and some creasing repairs, while maintaining a fine overall appearance. It appears that the cigarette packages may have been re-mounted at some point. The back shows significant water damage, evidence of which has been reduced on the front due to restoration. Very sizeable and impressive period advertising triptych that is rarely seen in such complete form: VG-EX w/ note to restoration ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $2,200.00
See a Picture of this Item 821 Rare Reach Babe Ruth "Home Run Special" model baseman's mitt c.1930s. High quality full adult size baseman's mitt has a facsimile signature stamping of Babe Ruth with the "Home Run Special" titling beneath on the interior palm area. Back of the glove retains its patent applied for uncommon "slide" backstrapping along with Reach mfg. label. The glove remains in fine overall condition exhibiting moderate general use while retaining a strong Babe Ruth facsimile stamping: EX ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $1,850.00
See a Picture of this Item 822 Rare William Harridge AL baseball with its original box c.1931-34. Uncommon unused red and blue stitched Harridge (side stamped) official American League baseball displays unusual font style stampings with "Reach Canada" logo. Includes its original box which is intact but missing a portion of its lid: Ball: NM, Box: VG ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $900.00
See a Picture of this Item 823 Ban Johnson American League baseball c.1920s. Official AL baseball exhibits light to moderate surface wear with partially visible Ban Johnson President red stampings on a side panel: VG-EX ($400.00-$500.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 824 Spalding National League baseball c.1920s. Lightly soiled Official National League baseball retains fairly bold manufacturing stampings with red and black stitching. The ball itself has a few areas of minor scuffing and age spotting: EX ($500.00-$750.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 825 Reach American League baseball with its original box c.1912. Beautiful unused official AL baseball with red and blue stitching retains bold original mfg. stampings. The ball includes its rare original box which is intact but does have some creasing/tears and is missing a portion of its bottom lid panel: Ball: NM, Box: GD/VG ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 826 Lot of (7) vintage mini-bats. Includes four Louisville Slugger 16" mini-bats including Babe Ruth and Tony Oliva signature models. Also includes 18" bat stamped "Souvenir World Series Yankees vs. Cubs 1932", and two 22" Louisville Slugger signature models bats of Joe DiMaggio and Brooks Robinson: Range VG-EX/MT ($250.00-$350.00) $225.00
See a Picture of this Item 827 Tris Speaker full-size and mini baseball decal bats c.1915. Louisville Slugger model 40TS bat measures 34" long and features a horizontal color decal of Tris Speaker on the barrel end. The decal remains approx. 60-70% intact but is somewhat obscured by surface soiling: VG-EX. Also includes a 14" Louisville Slugger model 40TS mini-bat features a similar Tris Speaker decal. Mini-bat decal is about 50% intact due to surface wear: VG ($300.00-$500.00) $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 828 "Giants Special" model baseball bat c.1912. Uncommon 34" long bat manufactured in conjunction with the New York Giants' 1912 World Series appearance. The bat was created as part of a pair with a "Red Sox Special", which is also known to exist. The bat exhibits pronounced graining with script "Giants" lettering at the centerbrand. Handle has a repaired crack with some tape removal: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $430.00
See a Picture of this Item 829 D&M "Cyclone" decal decorated baseball bat c.1915-20. 34" long bat with D&M Lucky Dog gold and red circular decal at the centerbrand area and "Cyclone" horizontal decal on the barrel end. D&M Lucky Dog stampings are also on the barrel between the two decals. Bat exhibits typical moderate usage with decals remaining approx. 75-80% intact. The knob of the bat has had some restoration: EX ($400.00-$500.00) $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 830 Pennant Brand mushroom knob baseball bat c.1910. Finely grained 35" long bat has a mushroom style elongated knob configuration with "Pennant" brand trademark stampings at the center: EX ($350.00-$450.00) $475.00
See a Picture of this Item 831 Hillerich & Bradsby Louisville Slugger metal baseball bat rack c.1939. Standing wire bat rack with (12) bat receptacles measures 45" tall with original painted metal advertising sign on top. Red and black sign features H&B logo and advertises the fact that Louisville Slugger bats are used by members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Has some light surface wear to the sign otherwise exhibits only typical light age wear: EX ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $2,750.00
See a Picture of this Item 832 Folk art painted ring decorated baseball bat c.1880-1900. Slender 33 1/2" long bat has three hand painted ring decorations at the center area in blue, white, and red color pattern. The bat itself retains a desirable original surface with a small chip to the back of the barrel and visible lathe marks on the knob and barrel ends. Attractive folk art painted bat with desirable primitive handmade qualities: VG-EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) $650.00
See a Picture of this Item 833 Scarce Spalding "zebra" striped decorated baseball bat c.1890s. Substantive 33" long bat of the highest quality features a very seldom found "zebra" striped decorative pattern with (16) rings spanning front the handle area throughout the entire barrel. "A.G. Spalding Bros. stenciled logo stamping is found on the handle area towards the centerbrand portion of the bat along with model "No. XX" stenciling. The bat remains in fine original condition save for a section of chipping to the surface on the back of the bat barrel which could be easily and fully restored if so desired. One of the rarest 19th century model baseball bats of its type: EX (With note to chipping on barrel back ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $1,700.00
See a Picture of this Item 834 Spalding baseball bat display rack c.1920s. Impressive A-frame store display bat rack stands 78" tall. Retains its original wooden structure with two stretcher slats at bottom each featuring burned "A.G. Spalding & Bros." markings. Advertising marquis sign at the top and metal racks are reproductions. Wood structure retains a fine original surface. Wonderful display piece that would enhance any bat collection: EX ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 835 Spalding folk art desk ornament c.1910-20. Hand turned desk ornament likely created as a paperweight features a baseball bat positioned on its barrel end atop and ball shaped pedestal and wooden turned base. Original applied decals include Spalding logo on the bat with "Three Rivers, Mass." on the ball. Possibly distributed at a baseball function. Charming period baseball related woodwork item. 6" tall: EX ($400.00-$500.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 836 Baseball warm up overcoat c.1910-15. Rare early collared baseball warm up jacket features navy blue trim on a heavy gauge flannel body with "Milburn" player name chain stitched into the collar area. The jacket retains its original A.G.Spalding Bros. tagging inside the collar and its original (8) mother of pearl buttons on the front. The coat remains fully intact with some general light to moderate wear and an area of staining to the bottom right pocket: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $3,100.00
See a Picture of this Item 837 Baseball lithographic display poster c.1910-15. Matted and framed 17"x22" color lithographic poster depicts a baseball game scene with runner, catcher, and umpire. Colors remain notably vibrant with minimal age fading. Marked "The Donaldson Litho. Co. Newport, KY" who were known to have produced a very fine series of baseball lithographies of various poses. Very minor area of toning at the bottom margin: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $750.00
See a Picture of this Item 838 Imperial size Yale University baseball team photograph c.1920s. Huge 19"x30" original photograph of the Yale baseball team posed in full uniform. Clarity and contrast is impressive for its size and medium with a few minor areas of imperfection incl. a small restored puncture at the left background area. The photo remains housed in its original grain painted wooden frame: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 839 Baseball decorative hand painted illustration c.1912. Nicely executed original illustrative player with hand painted watercolor dTcor. The piece measures 20"X28" on board and has been signed at the bottom by the artist "Arthur S. Wilcox" dated 1912. The general condition remains very fine with some typical light surface soiling to the background area and a few minor edge tears which are not highly visible under the framing: VG-EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 840 Baseball line marker c.1910-20. Wooden handled cast iron baseball field line marker retains a wonderfully primitive appearance in its original surface. 55" long: EX ($450.00-$550.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 841 Rare "Base Ball Champions" wooden bread box c.1880s. Stunning softwood hinge lidded box from the Keebler-Weyl Baking Co., Philadelphia has large applied decorative baseball paper label on the lid interior. Ornate label depicts a batsman and catcher in full uniform with early equipment and a decorative border of ring bats and balls. Box itself has some general age wear incl. toning and retains wonderful original surface. Interior label retains very bold original color with some chipping primarily at the edges. Overall size is an impressive 11" tall x 19" wide x 14" deep. One of only three exemplars of this highly desirable baseball antiquity that have been documented: VG-EX ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 842 "Base Ball Liniment" enameled advertising sign c.1910-15. Rectangular 12"x26" enameled metal sign, advertising "Base Ball" brand liniment, pictures the liniment box with baseball player graphics. Marked Nelke-Verinrite Signs, NY at the bottom right. Sign remains in uncommon original condition with an area of surface wear to the right edge and a small rivet lining missing: EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) $350.00
See a Picture of this Item 843 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 and the label has some typical age/handling wear. First example of this particular bottle that we have encountered: VG-EX ($400.00-$500.00) $125.00
See a Picture of this Item 844 Rare baseball children's doll c.1900-10. Very fine quality 14" jointed composition doll retains its original flannel uniform including cap with team name "Phillies" across the chest. Hand painted porcelain head exhibits beautiful attention to detail. Doll shows some soiling to the uniform and handling wear including small paint chips and scratches on the nose and head and cracking on the left hand. The right hand has broken off. Scarce period baseball themed children's toy: VG-VG/EX ($500.00-$750.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 845 Rare large size baseball children's doll c.1900-10. Very fine quality 33" stuffed composition doll retains its original linen uniform including scarce cap. Composition head is hand painted in fine detail showing typical age crazing. Doll shows handling wear including minor soiling and staining. Very desirable early baseball related childrenÆs toy: VG-VG/EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 846 Baseball player cast iron still bank c.1910. Cast iron player in the manner of Ty Cobb stands 6" tall showing remnants of its original paint: EX ($200.00-$300.00) $50.00
See a Picture of this Item 847 Unusual "Ty Cobb" porcelain caricature figurine c.1910-20. Bisque style porcelain batter figurine with two interchangeable heads including a baseball shaped head and Cobb-like human head. "TY COBB" is impressed on base pedestal. Has some light surface wear incl. crazing and fill repair to the side of Cobb's head. 6" tall: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $50.00
See a Picture of this Item 848 Pair of baseball figural decanters c.1930-40s. Very fine pair of hand painted glass figural baseball decanters decorated in the full uniforms. The decanters are of Cuban origins with "H" and "A" monograms, respectively, on the jersey fronts. Both pieces retain a wonderful original patina with structural damage which is uncommon for their medium. 12" tall each: EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 849 Stoneware pottery jug with baseball political themed decor c.1900-10. Handled stoneware jug measures 11" tall with applied political caricatures on both sides featuring Abraham Lincoln. One panel depicts the famous 19th century baseball themed print titled "The National Game, Three Outs and One Run" with Lincoln and others holding baseball equipment. Jug has some flaking to the shellac coating used to seal the prints onto the jug most notably around the top rim area: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 850 "A Night Cap" baseball decorated flask c.1890-1910. Early pewter drinking flask displays a charming hand engraved notation on the front panel with "A Night" above a finely detailed image of a 19th century pillbox style baseball hat. The flask retains its original twist on top and retains its original surface. The reverse is engraved with two sets of initials as having been presented by one individual to another. 5" tall: VG-EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 851 Baseball folk art soap carving c.1920-30s. Unique and primitive hand carved folk art rendering of a baseball player in a soap medium measures 4 1/2" tall with full batter graphic holding a bat. The carving retains its original patina with desirable unrestored color. Reverse is marked with carved artist's initials "FJS" along with the period branding stampings of "Ivory" soap. Very interesting period baseball folk art item of an uncommon medium: EX ($400.00-$500.00) $100.00
See a Picture of this Item 852 Baseball decorated porcelain charger c.1910. Sizeable 12" diameter features a beautiful hand painted baseball scene at the center with uncommon scalloped border. Marked "M&Z Austria" on the reverse: NM ($500.00-$750.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 853 Rare Winchester Sporting Goods model catcher's mask c.1915-20. Very high quality spider style catcher's mask retains all of its original interior padding and black leather sun visor stamped "Winchester Model #2201". Head strapping remains intact with Winchester mfg. tagging. The mask exhibits some light general age wear including some moth damage to the underside padding on the sun visor but does not show much, if any, usage wear. Rare Winchester endorsed baseball product in high condition grade: EX-EX/MT ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $1,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 854 Lot of (3) vintage baseball equipment pieces to include: Birdcage style catcher's mask c.1910-20. Primitive style mask with no visible manufacturer: VG-EX; Crescent padded baseman's mot c.1910-15. Red leather mitt with interior crescent padding and grommet style backing: VG-EX; and a canvas baseman's mitt c.1915-20: VG ($300.00-$400.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 855 Inflatable chest protector c.1890-1910. Oversized canvas inflatable chest protector retains its original back strappings. The front and back each have a few small period repairs with a name written in period ink on the reverse. Given its size, the chest protector was likely used by an umpire rather than a catcher: VG ($400.00-$600.00) $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 856 Spalding umpire cleats c.1920-30s. Uncommon full size black leather cleats have an inset protective plating running in front of the lacings in order to protect the umpire's feet from errant foul balls. Both cleats retain their original Spalding label inside the tongue area: EX ($400.00-$500.00) $175.00
See a Picture of this Item 857 Pair of 19th century baseball hard cover scorebooks to include: Victor Sporting Goods c.1890-1900 featuring baseball and football illustrations on the interior front and back covers. Scoring pages are intact and unscored: VG-EX and Spalding "No. 2" scorebook c.1887 with Spalding paper label on the front cover (small period ink notation as to owner of book on label) with interior scoring pages remaining unscored: VG-EX ($400.00-$600.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 858 1894 Yale vs. Princeton baseball program. 6" diam. round baseball shaped program issued for the Yale vs. Princeton baseball game played on May 19, 1894 features images of both team on the front and back covers respectively. Interior pages include images of Yale captain George Case, Spalding advertising, and scoring grids with pre-printed lineups. Program is scored in pencil. Original ribbon binding remains fully intact. Program shows relatively light wear for its age: EX ($400.00-$500.00) $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 858a Unique Harvard baseball print c.1890. Large 16"x30" original engraving depicts the Harvard baseball team posed in a campus setting. The print pictures the various players in full uniform with equipment amongst other students along with visible "Yale vs. Harvard" broadsides posted on trees. Signed by artist "A.C. Howland 89-90" at lower left. The print remains in its original 5" diameter Victorian oak frame with very little age fading or surface wear. First example that we have encountered: EX-MT ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 859 Harvard University baseball uniform c.1910-20s. High quality complete Harvard baseball uniform to consist of jersey, two pairs of pants, cleats, and three leather belts. Jersey is of the highest quality for the period with Spalding mfg. tags inside the collar along with "Whitmore" player name chain stitched alongside. "Harvard" lettering in red applied felt remains affixed to the front of the jersey with typically seen color bleeding from use/wash wear and the shirt is missing one button. "H" patch remains affixed to the left sleeve. The uniform includes two pairs of Spalding pants both also have "Whitmore" chain stitched inside the waist. Black leather cleats are tagged Spalding as well: Range VG-EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $800.00
See a Picture of this Item 860 Bon Tober black leather baseball fielder's glove c.1910-15. Full size black leather glove with 1 1/2" web exhibits only light general use retaining its original Bon Tober brass button on the backstrap: EX ($250.00-$350.00) $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 861 D&M Three finger model baseball glove c.1920s. D&M Walt Lutzko model glove with desirable three finger configuration. The glove shows evident use and is missing some interior stitching along with its D&M mfg. label on the backstrap: GD-VG ($300.00-$400.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 862 Thos. E. Wilson black leather fielder's glove c.1910-15. Full adult size black leather glove with a 1" web retains its original Thos. E. Wilson "League Special" silver stamping on the interior palm along with Wilson brass button on the backstrap. The glove shows minimal to light usage wear with some patination to the interior leather surface from age: EX-EX/T (with note to surface patination) ($500.00-$750.00) $500.00
See a Picture of this Item 863 Reach crescent padded baseball catcher's mitt c.1890-1910. Full size light brown mitt retains its original crescent shaped padded mitt on the interior. Back of the glove has Reach label affixed to the leather buckle backstrap. High quality example with moderate general usage wear: VG-EX ($400.00-$600.00) $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 864 Draper & Maynard youth model baseball glove with its original hang tag c.1915-20. Tan leather glove remains in unused condition with impressed D&M "Lucky Dog" logo on the interior palm. Glove retains its original cardboard hang tag which has some soiling and creasing: Glove: EX-EX/MT, Tag: GD ($300.00-$400.00) $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 865 Spalding crescent padded youth baseball glove c.1890-1910. Very high quality white leather youth model fielder's glove features interior crescent padding in original form. Back of the glove has black Spalding mfg. label. Exhibits moderate overall wear: VG-EX ($400.00-$500.00) $175.00
See a Picture of this Item 866 Baseball crescent padded fielder's glove with full web c.1900-10. Adult size dark brown leather glove features an interior crescent pad along with a full web design. Glove shows moderate use remaining in its original condition: VG ($400.00-$500.00) $650.00
See a Picture of this Item 867 Reach baseball catcher's mitt c.1900-10. Full size white leather catcher's mitt features grommet back configuration with Reach label remaining intact. The glove exhibits moderate general usage wear and has faded ink initials of the original owner on the reverse: VG-EX ($300.00-$400.00) $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 868 Unusual full pocket baseball catcher's mitt c.1910-20. Uncommon baseball catcher's mitt has a full "pita" pocket configuration on the back with no individual finger pockets. Glove shows general moderate use: VG-EX ($300.00-$400.00) $575.00
See a Picture of this Item 869 Crescent padded baseball fielder's glove c.1890-1900. Medium sized (8" tall) 19th century baseball fielder's glove has a full web configuration with original crescent shaped padding on the glove interior. Overall condition is quite strong with moderate interior wear and nearly flawless interior asbestos padding. No visible manufacturer's stampings: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $750.00
See a Picture of this Item 870 Early double buckle back crescent padded baseman's mitt c.1890-1900. Well used full size 19th century baseman's mitt features a crescent shaped (well worn) interior padding and uncommon double buckle configuration on the back. The glove shows heavy use including replaced interior padding, missing portion of one buckle strap, and general wear. Very rare early glove format: GD ($400.00-$600.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 871 Rare workman's style baseball glove with crescent padding c.1880-1900. Very scarce early glove model features an interior crescent padding and no web between the thumb and fingers. A portion of the backstrap is missing and the interior has an area of loss to the right side exposing the interior woven twine padding. Interior surface is very brittle. The offered glove is the first example of its type that we have handled: GD ($500.00-$750.00) $225.00
See a Picture of this Item 872 Spalding Fielder's figural baseball trophy with customized inscribed placard c.1932. Seldom seen, the graceful fielder standing on a metal platform reaching for a ball is the rarest of the five trophy set. Silverplated base is inscribed, "Falls City Lager Community League Champion 1932" and retains its original wooden painted base with Dieges & Clust metal tag. Uniquely positioned atop the platform area of the trophy is a finely crafted original silverplated scrollwork placard with players' names inscribed on the front. Trophy retains wonderful unpolished original patina and has only light overall age wear. 16" tall: EX-EX/MT ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $2,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 873 1925 Reach figural baseball trophy. Fine quality figural silverplate trophy presents with a large oversized Reach Official American League baseball positioned atop a columnar plinth with two baseball bats in front. The pedestal base is dated 1925 and inscribed, "Golden Bears Champions Division A Gopher League presented to St. Paul Amateur Base Ball Assn." General condition is outstanding with original surface intact and no measurable damage to the metalwork. 11" tall. Very desirable period figural trophy with Pat. date of 1909 and American league ball decor: EX-MT ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,300.00
See a Picture of this Item 874 1930 baseball figural trophy. Imposing 14" tall handled loving cup of substantial proportions has crossed bats and ball dTcor on the base. Inscribed and dated 1930 to the "Wm Cap Farrell Memorial Cup" as donated to the Western City by Senior Baseball League. Trophy retains a fine general appearance with some indentations to the top and bottom rims: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $225.00
See a Picture of this Item 875 1915 "Glauer Factory League" figural baseball trophy. Regal handled loving cup style trophy features an uncommon slender design with embossed figural baseball equipment dTcor including crossed bats, mask, ball, and catcher's mitt at the top. Titled on the front with dating of 1915 and team inscription to the "Singer Base Ball Club" on the verso. 16" tall with openwork pattern on the handles: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $350.00
See a Picture of this Item 876 1923 figural baseball trophy. Ornate figural baseball trophy stands 18" tall featuring a batsman finial in the manner of Ruthian figure atop a ball shaped pedestal. Center section of the trophy is dated 1923 as presented by the "Monessen Church League" in 1923 with crossed bats decor. Wooden plinth base is painted black with applied silverplated columnar appointments: EX-MT ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,400.00
See a Picture of this Item 877 1895 baseball figural trophy. Early cup style trophy has crossed bats, ball, and 19th century baseman's mitt dTcor around the base. Top portion is inscribed and dated Rochester May 31, 1895 with intaglio design surrounding. Both the bottom and top rims are decorated with vine and berry pattern in relief. 10" tall: EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $800.00
See a Picture of this Item 878 Figure eight style baseball c.1900. Early two piece leather baseball of a figure eight stitch construction measuring 7 1/2" in diameter. Retains its original surface with light usage wear and outstanding original patina. Faint notations on two panels include a date of "June, 1905": EX ($500.00-$750.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 879 Lemon peel style baseball c.1870s. Early brown leather ball measures 8" in diameter with hand stitching and one piece configuration: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $650.00
See a Picture of this Item 880 Lemon peel style trophy baseball c.1870s. Fine quality full size lemon peel style baseball with "H" stitching formation was presented as a trophy baseball for a game between the Waterbury and Mutuals baseball clubs. The Waterbury (Connecticut) team was a well organized club in the late 19th century and frequently played teams of the quality of the Mutuals of New York. The ball itself remains in its original condition with desirable period surface patination. It also appears that there was some additional painted lettering beneath the team names on the side panel which is now barely visible. The top of the ball has a small period cast iron eyelet which was used for display. Very early dated lemon peel trophy baseball with relation to two of the more prominent baseball teams of the 19th century: VG ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 881 1886 New York vs. Providence scorecard. 3 3/4"x6" scorecard features printed lineups on the interior including Hall of Famers John Ward, Buck Ewing, Mickey Welch, Roger Conner and Jim O'Rourke on the New York side and opposing pitcher Hoss Radbourne on the Providence side. Interior is scored in pencil. Scorecard shows minimal wear and maintains a relatively fresh overall appearance: EX-MT ($400.00-$500.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 882 1886 New York Base Ball Club unused season ticket booklet. Rare 4"x2 1/4" booklet includes 122 unused tickets (2 for each of 61 home games) for the 1886 season. The red cover of the hardbound booklet bears gold lettering that reads "New York Base Ball Club. Season-1886. 151". Led by Hall of Famers John Ward, Tim Keefe, Buck Ewing, Mickey Welch, Roger Conner and Jim O'Rourke, the 1886 New York Giants played 119 games during the regular season, winning 75 games, losing 44 games, and finishing in third position. They played their home games at the Polo Grounds where 189,000 fans witnessed their 1886 Giants finish the season with a .630 winning percentage. The name of the original owner of this ticket booklet, John Bogart, is written on the inside front cover. Bogart was the city editor of New York Sun newspaper. Booklet is structurally sound with a few small scuff marks on the cover: EX ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) $2,700.00
See a Picture of this Item 883 Baseball tintype c.1870-80's. Charming scene shows a Victorian era family outside of their home in a mock baseball game pose. Father is "at bat" dressed in period uniform. 2 3/4"x3 3/4": EX ($400.00-$500.00) $350.00
See a Picture of this Item 884 Rare 1869 "The Red Stockings" baseball sheet music cover. Ornate cover of one of the more desirable 19th century baseball related sheet music issues dedicated to the Cincinnati team incl. H.Wright, G.Wright, McVey, and Brainard. Shows some creasing, soiling and several border tears. Framed: GD-VG ($400.00-$500.00) $350.00
See a Picture of this Item 885 Rare 1868 Ontario BBC carte de visite. Incredibly early mounted image of the Ontario baseball club from Oswego, NY, which was one of the more prominent teams of its type in the mid-19th century. The offered image pictures the team posed in bib front checkered uniforms with an "O" on the front. Players are identified in period ink on the back by name and position. Team name and date are also penned on the reverse along with stampings from Gray's photography gallery of Oswego, NY. Image quality remains strong with excellent contrast and clarity. The mount has some light wear to each of the corners and lightly written numerals are penned at the top margin corresponding to the player names on the reverse. Baseball team images of this quality and dating period are increasingly scarce: EX ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 886 1972 Pitt. Pirates auto. seating chart with Roberto Clemente. 8 1/2"x11" Three Rivers Stadium seating chart is signed by (12) players incl. Roberto Clemente, Johnny Bench, and Bill Mazeroski. Signatures range from 8-10 out of 10. The sheet has quarter fold lines which do not affect the Clemente signature. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX/MT-NM ($500.00-$750.00) $800.00
See a Picture of this Item 887 ***UPDATED LOT DESCRIPTION*** Stunning Roberto Clemente single signed baseball. Off-white Feeney NL ball is signed on the sweet spot in bold blue ink by Clemente with his salutation "Best Wishes". Signature is exceptionally vibrant and blemish free, rating 9 out of 10. Ball itself shows minimal handling wear with some small, scattered surface abrasions not affecting the dramatic display quality. There are faint ink vestiages to the right of the president's stamping, the minimal effect of which is visible in the photograph. The strength of the signature and overall condition make this one of the more impressive Clemente singles we've handled. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: EX/MT-NM, Signature: MT ($10,000.00-$15,000.00) $10,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 888 Pristine Roberto Clemente souvenir nodder with exceedingly scarce original box c.1962. Blazing mint original Roberto Clemente souvenir nodder remains nearly as it was produced and packaged within the offered box. Nodder retains a fresh original surface with fully intact decals and rich original color. Literally the finest example we have handled with no mentionable wear. The doll includes its original cardboard box which remains fully intact with minimal age/handling wear. The end panel of the box displays a stamped titling, "Roberto Clemente". One of only two exemplars that we have seen offered within the hobby with the offered example surviving in virtually unimprovable condition: Nodder: NM/MT-MT, Box: NM ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $2,200.00
See a Picture of this Item 889 1972 Willie Stargell professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 34.9oz. The bat exhibits significant use incl. heavy ball marks, stitch marks, and rack marks. K44 is stamped on the knob end and bat remains uncracked with deep manufacturer's markings and perfect finish. Very fine period Stargell game bat with nice usage. Includes LOAs from MEARS (A8.5) and Hunt Auctions: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $1,300.00
See a Picture of this Item 890 Hank Aaron professional model baseball bat c.1969-72. Vintage late-career bat from the home run king is a 35 1/4" Louisville Slugger 125 model weighing 34.2oz with A99 stamped on the knob end. Shows usage wear incl. ball marks, rack marks, and grain separation on the back of the barrel. Bat remains uncracked with minimal surface finish present. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) $1,600.00
See a Picture of this Item 891 Angel Mangual 1972 World Series Louisville Slugger professional model bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34 1/4" long and weighs 31oz. Stampings on the barrel end include special notation "1972 World Series", facsimile signature and team designation "Oakland Athletics". The bat exhibits evident use including ball marks, cleat marks, rack marks, and general surface wear. Model #L5 is stamped on the knob end. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($200.00-$300.00) $350.00
See a Picture of this Item 892 1969 New York Mets team auto. baseball. Off white Giles NL ball is signed by (29) members of the World Champion Mets incl. Hodges, Ryan, Seaver, Koosman, McGraw, Kranepool, Berra, and Agee. Sigs range from 5-8 out of 10 with the period notation of "1969" penned near the sweet spot. Uncommon to find 1969 Mets team signed baseballs of quality with a high quantity of player signatures. Includes LOA from JSA: EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,300.00
See a Picture of this Item 893 George Selkirk 1967 New York Mets Old Timers Day presentational trophy. Two handled loving cup style trophy with repousse dTcor was presented to Selkirk on July 8, 1967 at Shea Stadium. Front of the 10" tall cup is inscribed along with an embossed NY Mets logo: EX-MT ($400.00-$500.00) $700.00
See a Picture of this Item 894 1977 Jerry Grote L.A. Dodgers National League Championship ring. 14K gold ring was presented to Jerry Grote as a member of the NL Champion Dodgers who were defeated by the powerful Yankees in the World Series. Top of the ring has a single inset gemstone on a baseball shaped field with four small diamonds at the bases. "Dodgers National League Champions" encircles the center field. One side displays the Dodgers logo and a pennant with having "Grote" across the front. The other side has "LA 1977" team logo with an airplane graphic. Marked LGB 14K on the interior ring band. Very fine general condition with minimal overall wear. Includes letter of provenance from Jerry Grote: EX-MT ($5,000.00-$7,500.00) $4,700.00
See a Picture of this Item 895 Rare 1973 Jerry Grote New York Mets National League Champions ring. Handsome original 10K gold ring was presented to Grote as a member of the NL Champion 1973 Mets team. Top of the ring features a diamond clustered arrangement in the form of a baseball inset onto a black field. "1973 N.L. Champions N.Y. Mets" lettering encircles the top. One side has Mets logo with "Grote" on a scroll above. The other side has a relief image of Shea stadium. Interior ring band is stamped Balfour 10K along with a facsimile Jerry Grote signature engraving. Condition grade is very fine presenting with minimal general wear. 1973 New York Mets NL Championship rings are markedly rare with the offered example being the first that we have encountered. Includes letter of provenance from Jerry Grote: NM ($10,000.00-$15,000.00) $14,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 896 1978 Jerry Grote L.A. Dodgers National League Championship ring. 14K white gold ring was presented to Jerry Grote as a member of the NL Champion Dodgers who were defeated by their American League rivals in the World Series for the second straight season. Top of the ring has a single inset diamond on a blue field with "Dodgers" lettering. "1978 National League Champions" encircles the center field. One side displays a baseball shaped decor with Grote facsimile signature on the front. The other panel has "LA" team logo with scoreboard. Marked Balfour 14K on the interior ring band. Fairly clean overall with some light wear to the surface of the blue field on top. Includes letter of provenance from Jerry Grote: EX-MT ($5,000.00-$7,500.00) $4,750.00
See a Picture of this Item 897 Mike Schmidt professional model baseball bat c.1983. Adirondack model 302 bat measures 35" long and weighs 34oz. The bat shows excellent use with several ball marks, stitch marks, rack marks and cleat marks. Heavy coat of pine tar appears on the handle. A ring of equipment tape encircles the top of the handle. Bat remains uncracked. Knob end is stamped "MS20" with Schmidt's number "20" written in black marker. Desirable HOF'er bat dating to Schmidt's National League MVP era. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 898 1978 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Clean L.MacPhail AL ball is signed by (22) players including Munson, Berra, Guidry, Randolph, Lemon, Howard, Ellis, and Chambliss. Martin is clubhouse signed. Sigs remain in superb original condition ranging from 9-10 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA: NM ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 899 Rod Carew auto. professional model baseball bat c.1980. Adirondack model 302 bat measures 34 1/2" long and weighs 33.8oz. The bat shows excellent use with several ball marks, stitch marks, rack marks and cleat marks. Bat remains uncracked. Knob end is stamped "381B". Carew has signed the barrel, "To Art, a special guy, Rod Carew" in black marker. Signature rates 7-8 out of 10. Desirable HOF'er bat from this 3,000 Hit Club member. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (bat) and JSA (auto.): EX ($500.00-$750.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 900 Steve Garvey auto. professional model baseball bat c.1973-75. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 34.2oz. Bat shows excellent use incl. ball marks, rack marks, stitch impressions, grain separation on back of barrel and a very slight handle crack. Model number C263 is stamped on the knob end and Garvey's uniform number "6" is written in period black marker. Garvey has signed the barrel in black ink. Signature rates 7-8 out of 10. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (bat) and JSA (auto.): EX ($300.00-$400.00) $250.00
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