Completed Live Auctions

Back Items For The Auction of February 18 -19, 2000  
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
  901 Lot of Hans Lobert related pieces to include: Two vintage photographs of Lobert in uniform, autographed album page with comical lyrics, and 1913-14 World Tour Itinerary booklets incl. Steamship Empress of Japan Passenger list and statistics (Has a hand written notation by Lobert regarding a hurricane at sea): Range VG-EX/MT $175.00-$250.00 $120.00
See a Picture of this Item 902 1914 World Tour “Homecoming Dinner” award statue. Chalkware figure of baseball player with bat and glove seated next to large ball, “The Biltmore Home Coming Dinner March 7,1914” inscribed at base. 6” tall with some age wear to surface: VG-EX $300.00-$400.00 $525.00
See a Picture of this Item 903 1913-14 World Tour photograph of Tris Speaker by Paul Thompson. Sepia tone image of Speaker taken in uniform at Chelsea,England holding mascot above head. 7”x9” stamped by Thompson on back: EX $400.00-$500.00 $175.00
See a Picture of this Item 903a Real photo postcard of Hans Lobert c.1911. Pictures Lobert in Phillies uniform and is signed in ink at bottom, reverse has notations and date in Lobert’s hand: EX-MT $200.00-$300.00 $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 903b Real photo postcard of the Philadelphia Phillies c.1911. Great image of the team casually posed in Baker Bowl incl. Alexander (28-13 in 1911), Lobert, Dooin, and Magee. Has period notations and date on back in Lobert’s hand and is postmarked 1911: EX $700.00-$900.00 $1,000.00
  904 Lot of two 1913-14 World Tour related pieces to include: Receipt for payment of $1,390.00 from the Giants-White Sox baseball teams: VG and Two page pamphlet for the World Tour pictorial film picturing King George on cover (small corner chip): VG-EX $175.00-$250.00 $40.00
See a Picture of this Item 905 Lot of two 1913-14 World Tour photographs. Includes real photo postcard of the Tour members taken at the Sphinx in Egypt, identified by Lobert on back: EX and postcard size photo of sevearl players aboard a ship incl. Speaker and Merkle, identified by Lobert on back: EX $350.00-$550.00 $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 906 Rare 1914 “World Tour Home Coming” dinner program. String bound four page program with embossed cover decoration celebrating the return of the World Tourists. Interior lists Tour members and their itinerary along with the menu for the evening. Light wear incl. small border tear: EX $500.00-$700.00 $500.00
  906a 1913-14 World Tour large format photograph. Sepia tone image of the Tourists posed in front of the Vatican in Rome dressed in formal attire. Players include McGraw, Speaker, Comiskey, Lobert, and Buck Weaver wearing a top hat in top row. Measures 11”x15” with heavy vertical creasing and some edge tears, image remains viewable with good contrast: PR-GD $250.00-$350.00 $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 907 Pair of significant 1913-14 World Tour team autographed baseballs. One each for the American and National league representatives described as follows: Lightly toned and clear coated Spalding National League baseball signed by all 13 NL representatives incl. Thorpe, McGraw, Lobert, Faber, Merkle, Donlin, and Umpire Klem. Signatures range from 2-7 out of 10 all remaining legible with majority better then 4. Ball also has script notation on side panel, “In Memory of Our Trip Round the World” and “Oct. 18,1913 to Mar. 6, 1914”. Other ball is a lightly toned and clear coated B.Johnson American League ball signed by all 14 AL representatives incl. Comiskey, Crawford, Speaker, Callahan, and Weaver. Signatures range from 1-6 out of 10. Ball also has similar script notations as seen on the NL ball. The 1913-14 World Tour is among the most famous in history and the significance of the offered baseballs is in their rarity , provenance, and the presence of some extremely rare early signatures such as Buck Weaver and Jim Thorpe: Overall grade of VG-EX $8,000.00-$10,000.00 DNS
  908 Lot of two pieces of early football equipment to include: Athena dog eared style helmet c.1915-20, missing chin strap and has general age wear: VG-EX and a pair of adult size high top cleats c.1910-15, all leather with tacked in orig. wooden cleats: GD-VG $325.00-$375.00 $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 909 Victor/Wright & Ditson dog-eared style football helmet c.1915-20. Dark brown leather helmet retains clean overall appearance with impressed logo on exterior and very clean interior label: EX $400.00-$475.00 $425.00
See a Picture of this Item 910 Spalding dog eared style football helmet c.1915. High quality helmet with spoke design on top retaining orig./ chin strap and clear exterior stampings on forehead band: EX $575.00-$675.00 $600.00
See a Picture of this Item 911 Superb MagGregor/Goldsmith dog eared style football helmet c.1930-40’s. Literally untouched pristine helmet in frog green paint retaining mfg. decal on forehead and all interior padding. Spoke design on top, light tan leather interior. The cleanest vintage football helmet we’ve encountered: MT $1,300.00-$1,600.00 $1,950.00
  912 1894 “Highland Field” football team photograph. Large format mounted team photo of players posed in uniform with ball. Players identified on mount, 12”x15” in orig. Victorian oak frame: EX $125.00-$150.00 $170.00
See a Picture of this Item 913 Composition head football doll c.1930’s. Attractive 13” doll with red and black cloth and leather uniform incl. helmet, body incl. hands and head are composition with jointed construction at limbs. Very clean overall with only slight paint chipping: EX $200.00-$300.00 $225.00
See a Picture of this Item 914 1905 Cornell folk art football decorated frame. Carved and decorated pine frame with early player holding ball, bottom has various sports equipment incl. baseball and football. To the left of the photo window are the scores of the 1901 Cornell team , 14”x15” retaining orig. backstand. Has some age shrinkage where wood has separated slightly but remains intact: VG-EX $450.00-$550.00 $210.00
See a Picture of this Item 915 “Paris Garters” football cardboard advertising sign c.1910. Thick stock cardboard sign picturing color litho. game scene with illustration of player putting on garter to left. Has an area of chipping on bottom border and a few tack holes , 11”x21” including an empty box for the product: VG $450.00-$550.00 $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 916 Rare 1937 Washington Redskins panoramic premium photograph. Black and white printed photograph of the World Champion team with players identified at top incl. Sammy Baugh. Issued by the Washington Herald Times, 10”x34” in a period frame: EX $400.00-$500.00 $500.00
  917 “Fumble” color lithographic football panoramic print c.1910-15. Large 14”x43” print of a game scene in full color, marked Close, Graham, and Scully lower left corner. Has a few border chips which are easily matted: EX $375.00-$475.00 $650.00
See a Picture of this Item 918 Mammoth size three panel Winchester football cardboard advertising sign c.1915. Large color litho. illustration of melon style football with stadium scene in background, three panel construction measures 39” x 55” with some damage incl. restored section at top left corner and some general age wear incl. tack holes, etc. Very impressive display piece given size and color: VG $700.00-$900.00 $800.00
See a Picture of this Item 919 NY Yankees game worn hat c.1960’s. Clean hat with light usage wear retains orig. Tim McAuliffe tag on interior: EX-MT $275.00-$375.00 $100.00
See a Picture of this Item 920 Lot of two game used hats c.1960’s: L.A. Angels with Tim McAuliffe tag inside, has some separation at forehead area: VG-EX and rare Houston Colt 45’s, Por/KM tag inside: EX $450.00-$550.00 $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 921 Johnny Callison game worn Phila. Phillies hat c.1960’s. Red with white “P” on front, retains orig. Wilson interior tag and has Callison’s #6 printed under brim. Signed by Callison as well under brim: EX $300.00-$400.00 $800.00
See a Picture of this Item 922 Bill Renna game worn Kansas City Athletics hat c.1955-56. Blue with red and white “A” on front, has light usage wear and retains orig. Wilson tag inside: EX. Lot also includes Barney McCosky game worn Phila. A’s belt: EX $200.00-$275.00 $180.00
See a Picture of this Item 923 Stan Lopata game worn Phila. Phillies hat c. 1950’s. Red hat with white “P” on front, retains orig. Wilson tag inside and is signed by Lopata under the brim. Includes a letter of response from Lopata when it was signed: EX $275.00-$350.00 $550.00
  924 Lot of three early sports photographs to include: 1894 football mounted cabinet “W” team photo, 1898 baseball cabinet photo with players posed outdoors on bleachers, and a CDV with three men two of which are wearing bib front jerseys: Range VG-EX $125.00-$175.00 $190.00
See a Picture of this Item 925 Unusual Baltimore Orioles folk art painted board c.1887-1900. Double-sided oil painting on board with one side picturing a primitive rendering of Newington Park, one of the orig. Amer. Assoc. parks, including applied wooden bases. Also has crossed ring bat and ball design with stats for the year of 1872. Reverse has listing of 1872 Orioles players incl. Cummings and Brainard, also has various historical baseball statistics such as 1869 Red Stockings record and 1846 first game played in Hoboken. 14”x18” with light surface wear retaining strong color and orig. surface. Discovered in a Baltimore estate, very interesting early Baltimore baseball related artifact: VG-EX $700.00-$1,000.00 $925.00
See a Picture of this Item 926 Unusual Baltimore Orioles folk art painted board c.1887-1900. Double sided oil painting on board with one side picturing a primitive rendering of Newington Park, one of the orig. Amer. Assoc. parks, including applied wooden bases. Also has crossed ring bat and ball design with stats for the year of 1885. Reverse has listing of 1885 Orioles players and the 1885 Amer. Assoc. standings. 14”x18” with light surface wear retaining strong color and orig. surface. Discovered in Baltimore estate, very interesting early Baltimore baseball related artifact: EX $700.00-$1,000.00 $1,200.00
  927 Misc. vintage sports related lot to include: 1943 Lehigh Univ. yearbook, 1928 Harvard yearbook, Two early NY Giants baseball ticket stubs, CDV of young boy in baseball style uniform c.1870, 1890’s “Mt. H” football team cabinet photograph, and an early hand tinted photo of a boy holding a riding implement framed in period frame with convex glass: Range VG-EX/MT $175.00-$225.00 $140.00
See a Picture of this Item 928 Al Brancato Phila. Athletics game worn road jersey c.1939-45. Grey flannel jersey retaining orig. “A” breast patch and #18 on back, orig. Mitchell & Ness tag in collar and Brancato chain stitched on applied patch in tail. Very clean overall condition with minimal usage wear. Athletics’ shirts from this period are seldom offered and quite desirable. Sleeves have been trimmed in the period which is quite often the case: EX-EX/MT $1,500.00-$2,000.00 $1,800.00
  929 Vintage sports equipment lot to include: Pair of reeded hockey gloves by WinnWell, three pairs of professional baseball pants incl. Brooklyn Dodgers C. Dressen: Range VG-EX $100.00-$150.00 $60.00
  930 Temple University baseball uniform c.1920’s. Grey flannel jersey and pants with red trim and block lettering on jersey front. Both pieces retain orig. Spalding tagging: EX $275.00-$375.00 $190.00
See a Picture of this Item 931 Complete twelve count box of “Slide Kelly” shoe polish c.1920’s. Colorful display box with litho. baseball scene repeating on both interior and exterior lid covers. Contains 12 unused tins of shoe polish each having similar baseball graphics. Box has some light age wear incl. creasing, tins are perfect: Box: VG, Tins: NM $650.00-$850.00 $850.00
See a Picture of this Item 932 Rare “Base Ball” board game c.1910. Beautiful color litho. game scene on cover with “Tigers” batter and leaping third base coach in the manner of Hughie Jennings. Interior contains playing board , scorer, and graphic dugout bench with players. Interior has some general light usage wear, box top is very clean except for a few minor light pencil marks: EX $1,250.00-$1,450.00 $1,100.00
See a Picture of this Item 933 Early 1900’s Necco Wafers “Base Ball” candy box. Wooden slide lid top box with paper end label advertising, “Base Balls” candy, handsome graining with some chipping to label: VG-EX $375.00-$475.00 $450.00
  934 1883 “The Diamond Puzzle” game. Small travel sized boxed game with caricature baseball illustrations on cover. Interior features five puzzle cards with baseball illustrations that fit together to form six complete scenes. Box aprons have some separation and creasing, remainder of piece is fairly clean: VG-EX $300.00-$500.00 $50.00
See a Picture of this Item 935 Joe DiMaggio empty baseball cleat box c.1950’s. Colorful shoe box with large color photo of DiMaggio on top of lid. Has some light wear retaining bold original color: EX $275.00-$375.00 $100.00
  936 1925 “Great American Game” tin baseball game in orig. box. Tin mechanical game with color litho. playing field and 18 wooden player discs. Retains rare orig. box with color litho. game scene and cardboard playing backboard: Game: EX-MT, Box: VG $350.00-$450.00 $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 937 Baseball decorated pencil box c.1880-90’s. Lacquerware hinge lid box with color litho. baseball players on top, has some small chips and light general wear: EX $400.00-$500.00 $450.00
See a Picture of this Item 938 Baseball decorated pencil box c.1880-90’s. Lacquerware hinge lid box with color litho. game scene on top, has an area of wear on lid otherwise light age wear: VG-EX $350.00-$450.00 $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 939 1908 Batter Up” baseball card game. Boxed playing card game with decorative box lid and color litho. ball shaped scorer. Has general light age wear incl. some chipping on box top border: EX $200.00-$250.00 $150.00
See a Picture of this Item 940 Rare T.J. Jordan baseball card game c.1910. Desirable boxed card game with illustration of Jordan on lid, interior retains color litho. baseball playing cards , rules booklet, and playing field. Has some staining on lid cover, interior is very clean: EX $700.00-$900.00 $525.00
See a Picture of this Item 941 Lot of materials relating to the 1925 “Dicex” baseball board game. Interesting group of items from the estate of C.S. Howland the inventor of the game to include: (2) examples of the game itself; Original notebook with rules of the game; uncut sheets of the cards; several rules booklets from the game, numerous unused scoresheets; several oversized sample cardboard sheets of the game field, and four rare advertising broadsides for the game. Two of the signs are cardboard and the other two are paper stock. Typical overall wear incl. some creasing and small tears, excellent breakdown value: Range VG-NM $700.00-$900.00 $625.00
See a Picture of this Item 942 Rare Reach advertising flange sign c.1910-15. Double sided painted tin sign with rendering of an Official AL ball on either side. Sign retains 90-95% of its’ original paint which is very uncommon for the few similar surviving examples. Bracket portion of the sign was professionally restored some time ago to the exact proportions of the original. 14” tall by 18” wide: EX-MT (With note to bracket restoration) $1,300.00-$1,600.00 $1,900.00
  943 Lot of two early baseball pieces to include: “U.S.S. Indiana” baseball team cabinet photograph, uniformed team posed with equipment and team flag. 5”x7” with damage to mount only. Lot also includes 1905 Championship Games invitation from Barney Dreyfuss: Range VG-EX $125.00-$175.00 $25.00
See a Picture of this Item 944 Victorian silverplate handled cup with baseball decoration c.1880-90. Two handled cup with extensive Victorian decorative garniture incl. openwork rosette border featuring a detailed engraving of an early baseball scene on front. 6” tall marked Wm. Rogers Co., CT on bottom, retains superb original surface: EX $800.00-$1,200.00 $600.00
See a Picture of this Item 945 Figural baseball player paper mache candy container c.1910. Caricature style baseball player with bat in early uniform standing atop an oversized baseball, 7” tall retaining orig. stopper on bottom. Has some tiny surface cracks (typical for its’ type) and some light soiling, wonderful overall patina and color: EX $1,500.00-$1,750.00 $650.00
See a Picture of this Item 946 Rare baseball decorated ladies fan c.1874. One of the more interesting 19th century baseball decorative objects that we’ve handled, the framework of the fan is of cherry wood with openwork symmetrical design. Body of fan is hand colored linen with decorative game scene and individual vignette caricatures of various baseball graphics titled underneath, “Starting the 74 Ball”. Has some light age foxing and two small chips to the openwork in the frame otherwise is remarkably fine condition given its’ age and fragility: EX $3,000.00-$4,000.00 DNS
See a Picture of this Item 947 Rare 1912 Boston Red Sox composite photographic display piece. Beautifully arranged piece by Burke & Atwell, Chicago picturing bust photos of the Red Sox team superimposed over a baseball stadium scene. Oversized images of Carrigan and Stahl provide an interesting backdrop, 11”x14” in orig. frame. Accompanied by letter of provenance from Robert Wood: EX-MT $1,250.00-$1,500.00 $1,700.00
See a Picture of this Item 948 Rare 1920 Cleveland Indians team photographic print. Huge black and white photographic print by Louis Van Oeyen of the World Champion Indians incl. Wood, Speaker, Covaleskie, Sewell, and a vignette portrait of Ray Chapman at upper left corner who was killed during play in the 1920 season. Clarity and photo registration are typical Van Oeyen with attention to detail at the highest levels, has an 8” repaired crease/tear on left border that could be cleaned and is not prominent with regard to overall size. Has a few other surface wrinkles and creases from scrolling but retains overall clean appearance. 25”x37” matted and framed archivally (not examined out of frame, some imperfections may be present at far edges but not visible). This is one of only a handful of examples known to exist and most certainly were presented to the players. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Robert Wood: EX (With note to crease repair) $5,000.00-$6,000.00 $6,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 948a 1911 All-Star team presentation medallion.Presented to Smoky Joe Wood for participating in 1911 exhibition series against the Philadelphia Athletics to prepare them for the 1911 World Series. The games were played just before the regular season and boasted an impressive lineup for the All-Star team incl. Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb, and Wood. Offered medallion is 14K gold with inlaid blue enamelwork surrounding an inset diamond. Back is engraved, “To Jospeh Wood of the All-Star American team of 1911-From the American Baseball Club of Philadelphia-The Athletics”. Retains its’ orig. blue leather strap with lapel clasp. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Robert Wood: NM $6,500.00-$8,500.00 $5,750.00
See a Picture of this Item 949 Significant 1912 Smoky Joe Wood World Series presentation fob. Exquisite 14K gold pendant with crossed bat decor encircled by gold inlaid red enamelwork reading, “Boston Red Sox Baseball Club World’s Champions” surrounding inset center diamond. Back is inscribed, “Presented to Joe Wood by Boston American B.B. Club” and is marked Frank Gendreau, Boston 14K at bottom. Joe Wood put together a season in 1912 that defies comprehension winning 34 and losing just 5 with three World Series victories outdueling Christy Mathewson and the NY Giants. This award arguably represents one of the most important personal pitching performance World Series awards to be presented in the history of Series play. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Robert Wood: NM $8,000.00-$10,000.00 $16,000.00
  950 1940 Chicago White Sox team photograph. Black and white image of the team posed on field by Geo. Burke. Players incl. Lyons and Appling, 11”x14” matted and framed: NM $200.00-$300.00 $120.00
See a Picture of this Item 951 1939 Chicago Cubs panoramic premium photograph. Image taken from outfield of Wrigley Field with small player portraits inset at bottom incl. Dean, Hartnett, and Herman. 8”x28” matted and framed: NM $600.00-$800.00 $425.00
See a Picture of this Item 952 Rare 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates team panoramic photograph. Excellent clarity exhibited in this image of the World Champion Pirates lined up on Forbes Field incl. Carey, McKechnie, Cuyler, and Traynor. Marked R.W. Johnston photographer, Pitt. lwr. right corner; 8”x33” double matted. First such example we’ve offered: NM $1,800.00-$2,200.00 $1,950.00
  953 Lot of two Negro League related items to include: 1951 Typed letter on Indianapolis Clowns letterhead signed by Syd Pollock (w/envelope): EX-MT and 8”x10” black & white photo of Rufus “Sonnyman” Jackson taken in Washington D.C., 1944. Jackson was the owner of the Homestead Grays and the image is inscribed by the photographer: EX $125.00-$175.00 $130.00
See a Picture of this Item 954 Lot of two Negro League related photographs: Sepia tone image of Qunicy Trouppe and Ray Dandridge playing for the Mariano team in Cuba. 8”x10” with some creasing and edge chipping: VG and a sepia tone photograph of Trouppe tagging out a runner (Linhart) at home plate during game played in Cuba. 8”x10” with corner crease: VG-EX $250.00-$350.00 $160.00
  955 Quincy Trouppe photograph c.1945. Black and white image taken in uniform and leaning on a Babe Ruth model bat. 41/2”x81/2”with small round emulsion stain upper left: VG-EX $125.00-$150.00 $90.00
See a Picture of this Item 956 Lot of two vintage Jackie Robinson photographs to include: Image of Robinson taken while on the K.City Monarchs c.1944 , 8”x10”: EX and image of Robinson receiving his 1950 NL Most Valuable Player award, 7”x9” with some surface staining: VG-EX $400.00-$500.00 $190.00
  957 Chet Brewer California Driver’s License and typed letter. Photo ID license for the state of California picturing Brewer c.1983 signed in black ink: EX . Typed letter dated 1984 on Brewer’s stationary signed in black ink by Brewer: EX . Lot also includes Brewer business card. $75.00-$125.00 $150.00
See a Picture of this Item 958 Lot of six vintage Negro League related photographs from the collection of “Woogy” Harris. Harris was involved with the formation of the Pittsburgh Crawfords and played for the Homestead Grays for one season. Offered photos are all 4”x6” taken in Hot Springs, Arkansas during Spring Training and include the following subjects: Photo with several players incl. Josh Gibson and Oscar Charleston, photo of Oscar Charleston and woman on porch, and photo of several individuals incl. Gus Greenlee. Some have light surface wear incl. a few surface scratches, all retain excellent clarity and contrast: EX $500.00-$700.00 $1,150.00
  959 1948 Negro League All-Star game ticket stub. Issued for game played at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 24, 1948: EX-MT $175.00-$250.00 $300.00
  960 Lot of three Negro League souvenir pins. All are 11/4” diam. incl. Balt. Elite Giants, Phila. Stars, and K.City Monarchs: EX $175.00-$250.00 $110.00
See a Picture of this Item 961 Scarce Philadelphia Giants team photograph c.1903. Sepia tone image of the team posed outdoors seated and standing incl. legendary Negro League figure Sol White. Other players include John Nelson, William Bell, and Kid Carter, 6”x8” with chip at lower. left corner, small tear at left border, and is mounted on period scrapbook paper. Retains original clarity with good contrast. The Phila. Giants evolved into one of the early Negro League powerhouses with Sol White luring Rube Foster to the Giants in 1904. Team images from this era are extremely difficult: VG (With note to chip) $1,300.00-$1,600.00 $800.00
See a Picture of this Item 962 Lot of (10) vintage photographs of the Philadelphia Giants c.1903. Each pictures single player in uniform incl. Sol White, Kid Carter, Wm. Bell, and John Nelson (One of the first professional African American baseball players). Each measures 21/2”x33/4” and the players listed above are identified on the image. Each is spot glued to period scrapbook page and could be removed if so desired. Negro League images from this period are seldom offered with note to the quality of this particular team: Range VG-EX/MT each $800.00-$1,100.00 $2,800.00
  963 Lot of two Negro League related autographed items to include: Roberto Clemente auto. 3”x5” card, unlined: EX-MT and 1981 Ashland Negro League reunion auto. baseball signed by numerous former and deceased players incl. Paige (smudge), Day, Irvin, Dandridge, Trouppe, Davis, Barnhill, M.Williams, McDonald. Sigs range from 5-9 out of 10 on an off white Wilson reunion ball: EX $300.00-$400.00 $280.00
See a Picture of this Item 964 Rare 1939 Baltimore Elite Giants team photograph. Taken after the Giants had won the National Negro League Championship in a four team postseason tournament. Players are posed on the field with the trophy incl. Roy Campanella and comedian/baseball executive Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Stamped on back by photographer Bill Smith, NY; 7”x9” with light corner wear. Images of the 1939 Baltimore Championship team are particularly desirable: EX $1,300.00-$1,600.00 $950.00
  965 Vintage photograph of Detroit Stars owner Ted Rasberry with first baseman Goose Tatum. Black and white image of two posed on the field, Tatum is well known for his role with the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. 8”x10”: EX $125.00-$175.00 $120.00
See a Picture of this Item 966 Scarce 1932 Pittsburgh Crawfords real photo postcard. Breathtaking image of the uniformed team posed in two rows incl. Gibson, Paige, Charleston, Crutchfield, and Radcliffe. Image was taken on March 18, 1932 in Hot Springs, AK during Spring Training, back is unused and clean. The Crawfords were one of the finest African American baseball teams in history and for that matter would rank among the best in Major League history with exceptional talent such as Gibson and Paige: NM $3,000.00-$4,000.00 $7,000.00
  967 Lot of four vintage Negro League related photographs to include: Larry Doby signing autographs for adoring female fans, 8”x10”: EX; Don Newcombe signing autographs for female fans, 8”x10”: EX; Effa and Abe Manley posed as newlyweds, 8”x10” portrait with fine eye appeal: VG-EX; and photo of Helyn and Larry Doby with their baby along with Effa and Abe Manley taken on steps while snowing, 8”x10”: VG-EX $300.00-$400.00 $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 968 Vintage photograph of Satchell Paige and Lefty Gomez c.1942. Taken on the field with Paige showing Gomez how he grips the ball, 8”x10” : EX $175.00-$275.00 $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 969 Vintage photograph of Satchell Paige c. 1948-49. Great image of Paige in uniform holding ball and looking to the left, 8”x10”: EX $200.00-$300.00 $475.00
  970 Puerto Rican baseball league auto. baseball. Wilson ball with Puerto Rican league stampings signed by numerous players in blue ink: VG $125.00-$175.00 $75.00
See a Picture of this Item 971 Estate collection of (57) vintage African American baseball related photographs c.1930-50. Exceptional grouping consisting primarily of teams from the Washington D.C. and Baltimore area incl. Washington Royals, “Black Sox”, and Georgetown teams. Photo quality is superb with fine imagery incl. two players walking off of field with their heads hung down and the White House in the background. All are loosely mounted on file folder pages and are easily removable if so desired. Sizes range from 4”x6” to 8”x10” with most measuring 8”x10”, also includes some miniature panoramic views. Almost all of the images were taken in stadium settings with many taken in Griffith stadium. Players are not identified and given the quality level of the photos and team appearance quite possibly could be a major player within the images. Great documentation of African American baseball of the period: EX $2,500.00-$3,500.00 $1,300.00
  972 1956 Mariano baseball team photograph. Sepia tone image of team posed in stadium incl. HOF’er Jim Bunning and manager Nap Reyes. This team won the championship for the Cuban Winter League Championship, 11”x14” with some light creasing on far right side: EX $300.00-$400.00 $125.00
See a Picture of this Item 973 1947 New York Cubans team photograph. Sepia tone image of the Negro League Champions Cubans posed in uniform seated and standing, players include Minoso, Garcia, and Tiant. Negro League Championship team photographs are rare in any form, has some overall creasing and surface wrinkles but retains fairly strong clarity and contrast: GD-VG $400.00-$500.00 $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 974 Rare Martin Dihigo hand written letter. Letter written on lined white stationary to the wife and family of Negro League pioneer John Henry Lloyd with sympathy for the news of his passing boldly signed “Martin Dihigo”. Dihigo is regarded as one of the finest all around baseball players in history and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in the U.S., Mexico, and Cuba: NM $900.00-$1,200.00 $1,250.00
See a Picture of this Item 975 Mohawk Giants real photo postcard c.1913-15. Sepia tone image of the team posed on the field in uniform, Chappie Johnson and Frank Wickware were on that team but unclear whether they are in the photo. Unused on back: EX-MT $500.00-$700.00 $600.00
See a Picture of this Item 976 Real photo postcard of Gus Greenlee and several women c.1932. Greenlee was the owner of the Pittsburgh Crawfords, image also includes Mrs. George Harris and Mrs. Woogy Harris. Period notations on back and some names written on front: VG-EX $150.00-$250.00 $290.00
  977 Oscar Charleston vintage photograph. Postcard size studio image of Charleston wearing street clothes, 31/2”x51/2” with some light spotting on surface: VG-EX $175.00-$275.00 $110.00
See a Picture of this Item 978 Vintage Negro League players photograph c.1939. Sepia tone image taken at Cuban nightclub during the Winter League season of 1939 incl. Josh Gibson, Sam Bankhead, and Sylvio Garcia. Has two vertical creases and some light age wear, 5”x7”: VG $300.00-$400.00 $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 979 Vintage St. Louis Browns photograph album c.1953 with Satchell Paige. Includes (7) 31/2”x51/2” b&w snapshots taken on 3/29/1953 including five featuring Satchell Paige. Several of the Paige photos picture a daunting image of Paige on the mound and one with him in full windup: EX-MT $600.00-$800.00 $750.00
See a Picture of this Item 980 Baltimore Elite Giants pennant c.1940’s. Bold green pennant with game scene at left retaining strong orig. color, slight wear to point: EX-EX/MT $350.00-$450.00 $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 981 Phila Stars pennant c.1940’s. Brown with color player graphics at left: EX-MT $325.00-$375.00 $190.00
See a Picture of this Item 982 Lot of early African American related baseball photographs to include: Roanoke,VA team photo c.1910-15 with (12) players posed in uniform on a field with advertising in background, 21/2”x41/4” on orig. mount: EX and several photographs with relation to the “Garnett Field Club” baseball team c. 1900-05. Group includes (5) sepia tone images mounted on period scrapbook pages incl. team photo posed outdoors with house in background and image of team posed on steps of the Field Club itself. Images measure 6”x8” each and are in fine condition with only light age wear: EX. African American team photographs of this period are very rare in any format. $750.00-$950.00 $350.00
See a Picture of this Item 983 New York Black Yankees panoramic photograph c.1937. Sepia tone image of team posed in two rows on the infield of a stadium, players are in full uniform with “Yankees” across chest and are not identified. The Black Yankees were members of the Negro National League for many years although they did not share in the same success as their white Major League counterparts. 7”x13” matted and framed: EX $400.00-$600.00 $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 984 Rare and unusual vintage photograph of the Phila. Athletics posed in blackface c.1913. Sepia tone image of (17) players posed in costume inclusive of blackface, players incl. Collins, Bender, and Plank. Image measures 8”x13” and has been mounted on period board, very unusual image of the A’s out of character for the ever proper Mr. Mack’s team: EX $700.00-$1,000.00 $1,950.00
  985 Oct. 13, 1892 Frank Leslie’s two page photographic premium display piece. Black and white composite arrangement of numerous star players of the era incl. Anson, Brouthers, and Keefe. 15”x20” with typical center fold lint framed Victorian walnut frame: VG-EX $200.00-$300.00 $190.00
  986 Lot of two framed display pieces: “World’ Series” baseball board game (unclear as to whether pcs. are inside): VG and “Hooray for the Girls in Bloomers” cycling related sheet music: EX $50.00-$75.00 $110.00
  987 Lot of various personal items from the estate of Chief Bender. Interesting group to include: Cased straight razor, Two small “Bond Clothes” notebooks (one is signed by Bender), Small scrapbook with Bender related articles, Several address books all written in Bender’s hand, Copper name printing plate, and several other small personal effects: Range VG-EX $400.00-$500.00 $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 988 Bobby Shantz 1952 All-Star game presentation tea set. Sterling silver three piece set consisting of teapot, sugar, and creamer by Gorham Co.,NY. Inscribed on front of teapot “All-Star Game Shibe Park Philadelphia 1952”. Includes letter of auth. signed by Shantz and a color photo of Shantz holding the set signed by Shantz: NM $400.00-$500.00 $1,150.00
See a Picture of this Item 989 Lot of Boston Red Sox related china and drinking glass c.1940-50. Includes porcelain cup and saucer marked Shenango Pottery on bottom, 91/2” diam. dinner plate, and a Red Sox souvenir glass: EX/MT-NM $250.00-$350.00 $130.00
  990 Lot of two Phila. A’s pieces: Connie Mack souvenir tin bank c.1950, distributed by Atlantic Oil Co. Very clean with 95% paint: EX-MT and three piece set of A’s cufflinks and tie bar c.1950’s: EX $150.00-$225.00 $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 991 Old Gold cigarettes baseball cardboard advertising display c.1930-40. Large three panel arrangement picturing two baseball game scenes flanking a central panel with fans smoking Old Gold cigarettes. Overall size is 36” tall (center) by 49” wide with some pencil marks at top of center panel and a few small edge tears. Has some tape reinforcement on back at panel joints. Very bold color and graphics provide for excellent display: VG/EX-EX $500.00-$700.00 $850.00
  992 Lot of vintage baseball items to include: Two news premium photos of the 1904 NY Giants and Women’s baseball team c.1915; “Mitchellace” store display of shoe laces with baseball decor; St. Louis Cardinals charm bracelet, and an early cycling race photo with American flag backdrops: Range VG-EX $75.00-$125.00 $100.00
See a Picture of this Item 993 1919 World Series display page from Tailor’s Portfolio. Large thin stock cardboard display page featuring (8) photos from the 1919 World Series in Cincinnati incl. Moran/Gleason and surviving members of the 1869 Reds team. 16”x22” framed with some light soiling and a small chip on rt. border: VG-EX $300.00-$400.00 $370.00
  994 Lot of misc. vintage Phila. Athletics paper materials to include: 1937 and 1940 A’s scorecards, 1944 Connie Mack Golden Anniversary program, 1949 A’s yearbook, 1906 A’s team supplement photo, and several A’s team issue photographs c.1940’s: Range GD-EX $75.00-$125.00 $45.00
See a Picture of this Item 995 Lot of two vintage Philadelphia Athletics studio portraits c.1911 to include: Sepia tone image of Chief Bender in uniform, 71/2”x91/2” with raised Gould & Marsden, NY stamp lower left. Has some creasing on right border, wonderful image: VG-EX and Sepia tone image of three Phila. A’s players incl. Bender and Coombs, 71/2”x91/2” with some creasing and chips on right side, great 1911 A’s pennants in background: GD-VG $300.00-$400.00 $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 996 1910 World Series souvenir booklet. Issued by the Chicago Daily News as a preview for the upcoming World Series between the Cubs and A’s, 48 pages with player photos and biographies for both teams. Lord has spot glued news articles relating to the respective player pages on the interior of the booklet: GD-VG $200.00-$300.00 $425.00
See a Picture of this Item 997 1911 World Series souvenir banquet menu. Issued at a dinner to honor the Champion A’s featuring composite arrangement of player photos with cartoon elephant mascot. Has a 3” tear on right edge otherwise typical age wear: GD-VG $200.00-$300.00 $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 998 Rare 1906 Sporting Life Bound Volume of W601 Team Composite Photographic prints. Remains in rare as issued form with string bound red cover album containing 24 team composite prints incl. Major and Minor League teams. Although album remains basically intact it has become extremely brittle from age and possible moisture exposure and as a result has extensive interior damage to some of the prints incl. chipping, tears, and color staining (Call for detailed condition report). Very seldom seen early baseball publication: Range PR-VG $400.00-$500.00 $1,300.00
See a Picture of this Item 999 Important 1910 Philadelpiha Athletics World Championship presentation pennant. Large 44” long vertical pennant in a superb state of preservation retaining applied lettering and elephant mascot along with all three blue tassels. Has a few tiny moth holes otherwise very clean. These pennants were believed to have been given to the players after their World Series triumph in 1910. The rarity of any pre 1920 pennants is notable let alone from a 1910 Championship team. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the family, one of the finest pennants to be offered at public auction: EX-MT $3,000.00-$5,000.00 $9,000.00
  1000 Baseball cartoon print c.1920’s. Large 21”x28” print of an ink cartoon depicting the various teams competing for a woman (the pennant). Titled, “Come In-Come In Again”, has some light fold lines: EX $200.00-$300.00 $80.00
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