Completed Live Auctions

Back Items For The Auction of February 23rd and 24th, 2001  
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
See a Picture of this Item 901 Baseball figural ashtray. Early silverplate ash bowl with beaded edge featuring a uniformed player with bat. Marked Colonial Silver Plate Co. on bottom, 3" tall dating to the early 20th century: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $600.00
See a Picture of this Item 902 Scarce 1894 Temple Cup stick pin with related "BBC" pin. Incredibly rare pin is the first example we've seen or know to exist featuring raised lettering and date of 1894 with a small player underneath. Under player reads, "It's Ours The Temple Cup" . Appears to be molded brass and is unmarked with regard to manufacturer. 2 1/2" total height: EX. Lot also includes a decorative baseball stick pin with pendant featuring crossed bats and hat from which is suspended a ball shaped pendant with , "BBC" on front. 2" tall: EX. Both pins were obtained nearly 20 years ago from the same estate collection and are being offered for the first time. Great item relating to the famed Temple Cup Championship games possibly issued as a player award or souvenir piece. ($900.00-$1,300.00) $1,800.00
See a Picture of this Item 903 "Base Ball" coin operated game c.1920's. One penny game in fine original condition retaining 90% of its' original paint, retains orig. key and is in working order: EX-EX/MT ($800.00-$1,000.00) $1,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 903a Baseball coin operated gum ball game c.1950's. One penny game that flips coin into various scoring reservoirs. Remains in working order, 15" tall: EX-EX/MT ($450.00-$550.00) $425.00
See a Picture of this Item 904 "Hit-A-Homer" baseball coin operated game c.1940-50's. Action game played with ping pong ball style balls, retains original reverse painted glass facade: EX ($650.00-$850.00) $450.00
See a Picture of this Item 904a "Home Run Ball Gum" coin operated baseball game c.1930's. Tabletop game with attractive reverse painted glass and interior playing area. One penny game that releases a metal marble to be fired into scoring area in order to win gumballs. Trigger mechanism, coin shute, and playing area are in working order but game is missing metal balls and has a replaced backboard. 22" long: EX ($900.00-$1,200.00) $750.00
See a Picture of this Item 905 Boston Red Sox game worn uniform attributed to Joe Cronin c.1938-41. Grey flannel jersey and pants with blue trim show light to moderate usage wear incl. light staining. Jersey has taggings removed from collar and retains orig. applied "Boston" lettering on front with #4 on back. Sleeves have been slightly 'turned back' and cuffed. Pants have rectangular white McAuliffe tag and black rectangular Wilson tag along with chain stitched inseam measurement. Dating is attributed to 1938, 1940, or 1941 as in all other years that Cronin was with the Red Sox there were various sleeve patches and on the offered shirt there are no vestiges of said patches. Obtained by John MacIntyre who was a Boston English High School student. The young man was nicknamed "Big John" and always had to order special oversized uniforms for the baseball team, Cronin learned of this fact and promptly donated one of his uniforms to accomodate the young MacIntyre. The uniform was kept by MacIntyre until his death in 1994 and then willed to Brian Riley who had been like a son to Big John.Also includes a November 18, 1983 Joe Cronin Jimmy Fund Tribute program from the same consignor signed by (12) HOF'ers including Crenin, Mantle, Koufax, Mays, and Gomez. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Mr. Riley: EX ($5,000.00-$7,500.00) $5,250.00
See a Picture of this Item 906 October 16, 1909 World Series panoramic photographic print. Issued as a supplement to "The Index" picturing a large view of Forbes Field taken from behind home plate. Pirates and Tigers teams are pictured under the stadium image incl. Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner. Overall size is 16"x41" framed with only it's three original fold lines: EX-MT. Also includes the original "The Index" pictorial folio in which the print was originally issued. First example of the Index that we've handled has some minor cover wear, interior features W.Series images incl. panoramic view of Bennett Park: VG-EX ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $1,800.00
  907 Lot of (4) vintage baseball related photographs. Includes (2) usherette photos inside stadium, "North Carolina" player photo: Range VG-EX ($50.00-$75.00) $10.00
  908 Lot of (3) New York Giants related photographs. Includes 1921 team photograph (World Champions) 8"x10" marked Keystone View Co. on back, Durocher and Terry shaking hands before 1933 season opener, and Bill Terry with New York officials afterthe 1933 World Series: Range GD/VG-EX ($150.00-$250.00) $100.00
See a Picture of this Item 909 1908 Detroit Tigers team composite photograph. Vignette arrangement of the AL Champion Tigers incl. Cobb, Crawford, Jennings and Donovan. 7"x9" matted and framed, marked F.W. Smith photographer Cleveland,OH at bottom rt. Has only a few slight surface wrinkles: EX-EX/MT ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) DNS
  910 Lot of (4) early sports cabinet photographs c.1897-1905. Includes small 3 1/2" square 1897 YMCA basketball team photo: VG-EX ($125.00-$175.00) $90.00
See a Picture of this Item 911 "YBC" baseball team cabinet photograph c.1880's. 10"x14" mounted photo of an early uniformed team posed with rings bats and catcher's mask in studio setting. Marked Hull photographer New Haven,CT on mount: EX ($350.00-$450.00) $275.00
  912 Lot of (4) baseball related cabinet photographs c.1890-1910. Includes "Scientific" team photo, two players with Western theme cowboy hat, and small boy with star on his uniform. Sizes range from 3"x4" to 5"x7": Range GD/VG-EX $75.00-$125.00) $100.00
See a Picture of this Item 913 1914 Pittsburgh Pirates team panoramic photograph. Sepia tone image of the team lined up on the field in Pittsburgh incl. Wagner, Carey, Adams, and Clarke. Marked W.O. Breckon studios Pittsburgh, has some vertical 'scrolling' creases which have been pressed and image is adhered to acid free board. Archivally matted and framed with title plaque: VG-VG/EX ($1,600.00-$2,100.00) $2,300.00
  914 1907 "Banzai Tea" baseball team photograph. Composite arrangement image on mount of team in uniform identified below player images. 7"x9" with minot age wear: EX ($200.00-$300.00) $100.00
See a Picture of this Item 915 1931 Phila. Athletics team panoramic photograph. Diminuitive 9"x17" sepia tone image of the AL Champions incl. Mack, Foxx, Grove, Simmons, and Cochrane. Marked Wagner photographers, Phila. at bottom rt. corner: EX ($400.00-$600.00) $575.00
  916 Lot of (4) sports related photographs. Includes Mack, Ruth, Mantle/Maris, and early track cabinet photo: Range GD-NM ($40.00-$60.00) $90.00
See a Picture of this Item 917 1905 New York Giants team cabinet photograph. Sepia tone mounted image taken in April at McAlester,OK during a preseason game picturing the players in uniform on the field. Includes McGraw, Snodgrass, Herzog, and "Dummy" Taylor. Image size is 6 1/2"x8 1/2" on orig. mount which retains majority of its' original printed identification label in bottom margin. Image has some light soiling but retains good contrast, mount has some edge wear incl. a chip at top rt. corner which does impede into the image. Matted and framed: VG ($450.00-$650.00) $375.00
  918 Football player cabinet photo c.1900. Clean studio image of player in quilted pants: NM ($50.00-$75.00) $35.00
See a Picture of this Item 919 Lot of (2) vintage baseball stadium related photographs. Includes miniature panoramic view of Shibe Park c.1911 by George Bain, 3"x7" stamped on back by Bain studios: EX and an exterior view of New York's Highlander Park by Culver photos, 6"x8" stamped on back: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $375.00
  920 Lot of (8) Detroit Tigers related photographs c.1930's. All are 2 1/2" x4" sepia tone snapshots incl. Heilmann, Manush, and stadium views: EX ($75.00-$125.00) $45.00
See a Picture of this Item 921 Fine 1907 "American and National League All-Star Team" cabinet photograph. Large format 11"x16" mounted image of a cameo arrangement picturing various star players of the era incl. Addie Joss, Willie Keeler, Jake Beckely, Harry Davis, Sam Crawford, and Jack Chesbro. Marked Marceau photographers, Los Angeles which lends support to the fact that this was a barnstorming tour of All-Star players. Image is very clean with crisp imagery and minimal wear. Edges of mount have some staining (under matting). First example we've seen including several desirable star players of the era: EX-EX/MT ($4,000.00-$5,000.00) $3,800.00
  922 Lot of (41) "Baseball Magazine" premium photographs. Includes Mathewson, Cobb, Ott, Spahn, Feller, and Hornsby in addition to other star players. All measure 9 1/2"x12": EX-EX/MT ($400.00-$500.00) $475.00
  923 Lot of (4) Honus Wagner related photographs. Includes 1908 3"x5" image of Wagner batting by Bain (has corner chip), 8"x10" sepia tone image of Wagner shaking hands w/Red Sox player; 1955 wire photo of Wagner orig. taken in 1914; and sepia tone 8"x10" photo of Wagner with hands on knees fielding: Range GD/VG-VG/EX ($250.00-$350.00) $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 924 Lot of (5) vintage baseball star player related photographs. Includes 6"x8" image of Walter Johnson, 2 1/2"x 3 1/2" image of Joe Jackson, 5"x7" sepia tone image of Babe Ruth and other players c.1921, 8"x10" Babe Ruth news service photo c.1940's, and 8"x10" image of Ruth throwing c. 1920-30's (matted and framed): Range GD-NM ($250.00-$350.00) $425.00
  925 Lot of (38) Mickey Cochrane related photographs c.1930-40's. Varuety of vintage news service photos mostly picturing Cochrane in street clothes, also has several military related images. Sizes range from 2"x4" to 8"x10": Range PR-NM ($300.00-$400.00) $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 926 1925 Chicago Cubs panoramic photograph. 7"x16" sepia tone image of the Cubs in uniform taken at Spring Training on Catalina Island. Players include G.C. Alexander, Maranville, Hartnett, and Grimm. Has two vertical 'scrolling' creases and a small tear at far rt. edge, retains fine contrast and clarity: VG ($300.00-$400.00) $225.00
  927 Lot of (9) vintage baseball related photographs c.1900-1940. Includes 8" oval team photographic button w/original cabinet photo, several small team cabinet photos, and 1920's sepia tone image of a Sporting Goods store front window with various early baseball equipment items incl. decal bats: Range GD-NM ($250.00-$350.00) $220.00
See a Picture of this Item 928 1925 Washington Senators team photograph. Vintage sepia tone image of the AL Champion Senators posed at Griffith Stadium incl. Johnson, Rice, Goslin, and Harris. Measures 4 3/4"x 9 1/2" and was taken by noted Washington photography studio of Tenshert and Flack: EX ($400.00-$600.00) $425.00
See a Picture of this Item 929 1909 New York Giants team panoramic photograph. Rare original image of the Giants in full uniform incl. sweaters incl. Mathewson, McGraw, Herzog, and Marquard. Image has some flaking to its' surface and some lt. soiling, mount has faint vintage ink player identifications, date, and titling in bottom margin. 9 1/2"x23" in its' original oak frame marked The Pictorial News Co. lower rt. corner. Tough early Giants panorama which could be greatly improved with some restoration: GD ($500.00-$750.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 930 Baseball player carte de visite c.1870. Single player in early ball garb holding a painted handle bat, marked M.L. Buffington photographer Easthampton,MA on back: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 931 Sam and Harry Wright carte de visite by Matthew Brady c.1865. Wonderful early image of the elder Sam Wright holding a cricket paddle standing aside Harry Wright holding a ball in a studio setting. Image remains in striking condition with fresh surface and bold contrast. Mount retains its' gilt line border and fairly sharp corners. Image has just one 1/2" surface line wrinkle at Sam's knees, back has publisher's E. Anthony stamp and M.Brady photographer's stamp.2 1/2"x4", Harry Wright is no less then one of the most important figures in the formation of American baseball as one of the members of the New York Knickerbockers and aided in the formation of the National Asscociation in 1871. Outstanding early baseball photographic artifact of historical import by a masterful Civil War era photographer: EX-MT ($2,500.00-$3.500.00) $1,800.00
See a Picture of this Item 932 1867 Harvard BBC carte de visite. Simply pristine early image of the powerful Harvard nine incl. Hunnewell, Ames, and Sprague posed in a studio setting with several early baseball bats. The image and mount exhibit virtually no wear retaining stuuning original clarity. Harvard was among the elite of early organized teams in the 1860's and they won the coveted silver ball trophy in 1867 (trophy is visible on draped occasional table in center of image) which was awarded to the winning team of the New England championship series. The offered image originated from the collection of Mark Rucker and is featured on the cover of Base Ball Cartes authored by the same.2 1/2"x4 1/8": NM ($1,250.00-$1,500.00) $1,200.00
See a Picture of this Item 933 Significant 1870 Forest Citys carte de visite. Early image of this important 19th century team considered to be a professional team as they played for money even though the first formal professional league was formed in 1871. Features individual player vignettes identified underneath by last name incl. Albert Spalding, Ross Barnes (First NL batting champion), and Bob Addy. Marked D.R. Town photographer Rockford, Ills. in bottom margin of mount. Retains original image surface with only some light fading to the image contrast. One of only a handful of known examples, great early image from the formative era of Professional American baseball: VG-EX ($4,000.00-$6,000.00) $3,300.00
  934 Victorian era tintype with baseball players c.1880's. 1/6 plate tintype picturing (5) men and (4) women including one holding a baseball bat. 2 3/8"x3 1/2" with a few areas of scuffing: VG ($250.00-$350.00) $140.00
See a Picture of this Item 935 Scarce baseball game in progress tintype c.1870-80's. One of only a few documented examples picturing a game in progress. The offered example is 1/6 plate measuring 2 1/2"x3 1/2" and captures a pitcher preparing to deliver a ball to a standing catcher with a batter awaiting the pitch holding a ring style bat. Several onlookers provide a pleasing backdrop including a few children. Image retains strong contrast and clarity and with one minor surface undulation. Exceedingly rare 19th century baseball image: EX ($1,750.00-$2,500.00) $1,850.00
See a Picture of this Item 936 Baseball team 1/6 plate tintype c.1880's. Stark image of an early uniformed team posed in an outdoor setting with early equipment visible. Measures 2 1/2"x3 1/2" in early tooled brass casing and housed in a period hinged Union case. Aside from the desirability of a baseball team related tintype the offered image was used in the Ken Burns documentary film "Baseball". The photo was featured in a full frame view during "Inning One" and this lot is accompanied by a copy of that videotape: EX-MT ($1,200.00-$1,500.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 937 1924 Columbus Senators team panoramic photograph. Black and white image of the minor league team posed in line format on the field including Carleton, Demaree, and Bill McKechnie. Measures 9"x32" matted and framed, has a 5" surface tear at far left edge and a 3" surface tear at far right edge otherwise clean: VG ($400.00-$500.00) $350.00
  938 1937 New York Yankees team photograph. Sepia tone 8"x10" image of the World Champions incl. Gehrig and DiMaggio with inset photo of Ruppert: EX ($150.00-$200.00) $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 939 Lot of (3) vintage baseball related photographs: Christy Mathewson 4"x5" news service photo by Culver photo: VG; 1917 National League Executives meeting incl. Ebbets and Rickey by G.Bain, 4 1/2"x7": EX; and Fred Clarke studio portrait by Johnston, 8"x10": EX ($300.00-$400.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 940 Cleveland Naps photograph c.1905 attributed to Louis Van Oeyen. Sepia tone matte finish image taken during Spring Training in Atlanta around 1905 incl. Lajoie, Rossman, Oldfield, and Bradley. 7 1/2"x9 3/4" with scrapbook paper residue on reverse that most likely conceals a stamp of the noted photographer Van Oeyen. This particular image is one that has been seen with Van Oeyen stampings on reverse thusly the attribution: EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) DNS
  941 Lot of (2) vintage baseball photographic pieces: Jimmy Foxx color tinted glass lantern slide c.1940: EX-MT and an early baseball team photograph attributed to the Phila. Phillies. Measures 7"x9" with players in high quality uniforms having "P" on breast. Several players are believed to be present incl. Orth and Cross: VG-EX ($300.00-$400.00) $350.00
See a Picture of this Item 942 Mammoth Plate albumen photograph of Spalding's World Tourists c.1889. Despite its' iconic status, Sebah's image of the World Tourists on the Sphinx is one of the rarest of its' type with under six total examples known including the Baseball Hall of Fame's photo which is reproduced in nearly every baseball history book of merit. In comparison to the other known examples the offered image is easily among the finest with respect to condition. W. Irving Snyder who traveled with the team described the circumstances of the photograph's creation in his journal. He writes, "We are up at breakfast early, as we start at 10 o'clock for the pyramids. Camels and donkeys have been secured for the party, the ball players in uniform, as for the first time the "Sphinx" is to witness a game of baseball...after lunch we have photos taken at the Sphinx, and then proceed to play our historical game of ball under the shadow of the pyramids, with about 200 Arabs for an audience." The large size (10 1/2"x14" image size) provides an impressive display presence and given the fact that Sebah, a master photographer, printed only a small quantity for "dignitaries", the print does not show the deterioration that is common to normal albumen prints. Retains flawless contrast and original surface with only a few metal flecks that were embedded into the albumen paper at the time of its' manufacture and appear in very non descript area at bottom center which is common for prints of this type from the era. Sebah also affixed an image of a palacial building on verso indicating he likely prepared this image for inclusion in an album similar to the one presented by Albert Spalding to Harry Wright. Legendary baseball related image of notable rarity and import: EX/MT-NM ($4,000.00-$5,000.00) $5,100.00
See a Picture of this Item 943 Lot of (2) 1922 Oriental Tour baseball team cabinet photographs. Each pictures members of the American All-Star team posed in street clothes incl. Herb Pennock and George Kelly. Sizes are 4"x6" and 5"x8" with each having some wear to edges of mount: VG-EX ($300.00-$400.00) $50.00
  944 Baltimore Federal league related photograph c.1920's Large format 14"x17" sepia tone image of a Terrapin player sliding into home plate. Appears to be an enlargement from earlier image as some granular texture is present in the contrast: VG-EX ($250.00-$350.00) $150.00
See a Picture of this Item 945 1907 Chicago Cubs cardboard display poster by A.C. Dietsche. Large black and white display piece picturing collage arrangement of the images used in the related postcard set also by Dietsche. Players include Tinker, Evers, Chance, and Brown. 21 3/4"x22" archivally framed, has only some faint discoloration at top left and bottom left edges: EX-MT ($2,200.00-$2,600.00) $950.00
See a Picture of this Item 946 1907 Detroit Tigers cardboard display poster by A.C. Dietsche. Large black and white display piece picturing collage arrangement of the images used in the related postcard set also by Dietsche. Players include Cobb, Crawford, Jennings, and Donovan. Measures 22" square archivally framed, has some edge staining at top and bottom and a small repaired tear on bottom edge: EX+ ($1,500.00-$1,800.00) $900.00
See a Picture of this Item 947 Ty Cobb photograph c.1928. Black and white image of Cobb batting measures 8"x10", features raised letter stamp of the Detroit Free Press at bottom right corner and is stamped "Kuenzel" photographer on verso: EX-MT ($400.00-$600.00) $275.00
  948 Lot of (4) vintage Boston Red Sox photographs c.1940's. Includes two fine Ted Williams photographs (4"x6" and 3 1/2"x5 1/2" respectively) with a btting pose and an image of Ted seated in dugout. All four photos were appearently taken in Mexico as notations on back are in Spanish and scoreboard has Mexican advertising in one photo: EX-MT ($275.00-$350.00) $210.00
See a Picture of this Item 949 Lou Gehrig photograph c.1927-28. Sepia tone photo of Gehrig signing a baseball standing alongside another Yankees' player and a uniformed guard. 5"x7" with raised letter stamping of St. Paul Daily News at bottom right: EX-MT ($375.00-$475.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 950 Fine Babe Ruth portrait photograph by Paul Thompson c.1918. Exceptional early image of Ruth in Red Sox uniform taken by Paul Thompson and published by Harris & Ewing, Washington. Wide eyed Ruth is captured peering to his right with strong detail, 3 3/4"x5" marked by Harris & Ewing on front and stamped by Thompson/Ewing on verso: EX ($1,750.00-$2,500.00) $2,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 951 Lot of (10) vintage photographs with relation to Detroit Tigers c. 1912. Each measures 4 1/2"x6 1/2" and picture various Tigers players in game action scenes. Players incl. Bush, Onslow, and Vitt; most are stamped Spooner & Wells photographer, Detroit on back. Each has two holes punched at far left border which do not effect central images, excellent overall quality with exacting detail: Range VG-EX ($600.00-$800.00) $575.00
See a Picture of this Item 952 Larry Lajoie vintage photogaph c.1914 attributed to Charles Conlon. 3 1/4"x4 1/4" sepia tone portrait of Lajoie in A's uniform taken towards the end of his sparkling HOF career. Has some paper residue on verso from adhesive removal: EX-MT ($375.00-$475.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 953 Boston Red Sox team panoramic photograph c.1910. Large 9"x45" sepia tone photograph of the Red Sox taken in Huntigndon Ave. Grounds picturing players lined up on the field incl. Speaker and Cicotte. Stadium walls and grandstand are visible in background, image has a few vertical 'scrolling' creases which have been pressed and a small area of lightness at bottom left corner. Titled at bottom, "Boston-Washington American League Grounds at Boston", this image was originally a very large two team panorama that also pictured the Senators to the right of the Red Sox. Attractive period Red Sox display piece matted and framed archivally: VG-EX ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) $900.00
See a Picture of this Item 954 Honus Wagner's personal date book and photograph c.1930-40. Small leather bound datebook for 1905 actually used by Honus Wagner in the 1930-40's while he was a coach with the Pirates. Book has pages of handwritten notes all written by Wagner in pencil incl. (2) full signatures and several last name coincidental signatures. Photo is a small 3"x3 1/2" image of Wagner in Pirates uniform standing with another gentleman: Book: VG, Photo: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $650.00
See a Picture of this Item 955 Cabinet photograph attributed to the Kansas City Cowboys c.1888. Mounted image of three uniformed players with color tinted stockings believed to be Dave Rowe, Fatty Briordy, and John Kirby. Measures 4 1/4"x6 1/2" with faint crease/tear that has been taped from back. The Cowboys played in the American Association and finished last in 1888: EX (With note to crease repair) ($1,000.00-$1,400.00) $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 956 1884 Providence Base Ball Club photographic print. Early photographic print of the National League Champions posed on the field at Messer Street Grounds. Clarity and subject arrangement is nothing less then superb with amazing detail. Players include Sweeney, Bancroft, Carroll, and Hoss Radbourn. Radbourn had one of the more remarkable seasons in baseball history posting a record of 60 wins against just 12 losses with 441 strikeouts. Piece meaures 9 1/2"x13" matted and framed with only a few light age spots in the far right margin: EX-EX/MT ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 957 Columbia University baseball team cabinet photograph c.1880's. Posed studio image of the team in early uniforms with equipment incl. ring bats. 7"x9" by Pach Bros, NY. Mount has some light staining in the margins: VG-EX ($400.00-$600.00) $180.00
See a Picture of this Item 958 Lot of (3) Lafayette College sports related cabinet photographs. Includes: 1885 football team photograph picturing a well uniformed team incl. melon ball and stocking caps, 9"x11" by Hummel & Detra photographers: EX; graduating class photograph incl. several men w/sporting equipment, 7"x9" by Pach Bros.,NY: VG; and a spectacular large format baseball team photograph c.1885 picturing the team in full uniform posed in a studio setting. Several pieces of early equipment are visible incl. ball, ring bats, spider mask, inflatable chest protector, and fingerless glove. Image meaures 10"x13" and is marked Pach Bros., NY. Mount has some edge and corner chipping, image is nearly pristine: EX ($600.00-$800.00) $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 959 Imperial size "Oritania" baseball team cabinet photograph c.1880-90's. Huge 13"x16" albumen image of an early team posed in full uniform seated on step of Victorian building. Fine detail is evident incl. legible stampings on Spalding ring bats. Very clean overall with only some minor surface spotting at bottom center, matted and framed: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 960 1931 Tour of Japan American All-Star team photograph. 5"x8" matte finish image of the American team on a field in Japan with their hats at their chest incl. Gehrig, Frisch, and Cochrane. Has a few surface wrinkles and retains good overall contrast, matted and framed: VG-EX ($400.00-$500.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 961 1910 Philadelphia Athletics cardboard display piece. Large 13"x16" cardboard display featuring a composite arrangement of the 1910 World Champion Athletics incl. Mack, Baker, Bender, Collins, and Plank. Has some vertical creasing and a small chip at top edge, matted and framed. Recently discovered in a family estate of a relative to the consignor, first example of this fine display piece that we've encountered: VG ($1,250.00-$1,500.00) $1,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 962 1928 Boston Braves team panoramic photograph. Sepia tone image of the Braves taken in St. Petersburgh,FL during Spring Training. Measures 7"x21" matted and framed, players include Hornsby (batted .387 in 1928), Sisler, and Moore. Has only a few minor surface wrinkles: EX ($1,250.00-$1,500.00) DNS
  963 Babe Ruth premium photograph c.1930's picturing Ruth in tank top w/folded arms: GD-VG along with a Lou Gehrig Exhibit card : EX ($125.00-$175.00) $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 964 Babe Ruth vintage photograph c. 1934. Great batting image taken from the third base side at Fenway Park as Ruth prepares to unleash upon a pitch. Catcher (Rick Ferrell) and umpire are nicely framed in to the right of center, stamped by photographer Arnold Belcher on back and signed on front. As noted on back in period writing this image was taken during Ruth's last appearance in Boston as a player, he would only return to the city where his professional career began in 1935 with a brief stint for the Braves before retiring. 7"x9" with onr vertical crease by Ferrell's hand: VG-EX ($450.00-$650.00) $900.00
See a Picture of this Item 965 1977 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins home jersey. White knit shirt with red and blue trim incl. last name and #29 on back. Retains orig. Wilson tag in collar, Twins patch on sleeve, and "77 1" chain stitched onto an applied white patch on tail. Shows light usage wear incl. a few small stains and one tiny hole in back of collar, Carew was one of the most feared hitters of his era compiling a lifetime total of 3,053 hits. 1977 was the finest year of his career as he led the league with a .388 batting average and 239 base hits: EX-EX/MT ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $2,300.00
See a Picture of this Item 966 Rare Johnny Unitas game worn Baltimore Colts home jersey c. 1970-72. White knit jersey worn by the legendary Colt quarterback in the early 1970's. Jersey retains original blue trim and #19 on front, back, and sleeves along with last name on back. Sand Knit tags remain on front of tail incl., "Designed & Tailored Exclusively For the Baltimore Colts". Shirt exhibits usage wear incl. some perspiration toning around collar and a few spots of blood on the left shoulder area no doubt from a charging linebacker attempting to slow down Unitas' aerial attack. Jersey was obtained directly from Unitas by Joe Thomas who was the Colts' General Manager in response to a request from his secretary Ms. Lois Kirtz who then presented the jersey to her brother in law who was a long time Colt fan. Uncirculated HOF'er jerseys of this calibur are a growing rarity and seldom become available for public sale. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the family: EX-EX/MT ($8,000.00-$12,000.00) $20,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 967 Rare 1967 Reggie Jackson Kansas City Athletics road jersey. Tough sleeveless flannel jersey with green "A" on breast and #9 on both front and back. Retains orig. Wilson label on tail with "67-1" chain stitched year tag. Issued to Roger Repoz in the beginning of the season and then handed down to Jackson when he joined the team that year. Jackson has signed the jersey in the collar and the shirt is accompanied by a signed note on index card that reads, "Barry-This certifies that this shirt is my 1st shirt worn in the big leagues. I'm glad you have it!-Aug. 3,85-Reggie Jackson". Lot also includes a white Kansas City A's hat. This jersey originated from the collection of Barry Halper and was subsequently purchased by the Upper Deck Card Co. and given to the consignor as a result of winning a contest. Important early shirt from one of the most talented and storied home run hitters in the history of the game: EX-MT ($12,500.00-$15,000.00) $10,000.00
  968 Lot of (6) Milwaukee Braves yearbooks. Includes one each for years 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, and 1960: Range VG-EX ($275.00-$350.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 969 Lot of (4) Spalding Official International League unused baseballs. Identical to the type of ball used by the Orioles in Intrenational League play during the late 1930's and 1940's. Includes (1) ball with box and (3) balls in their orig. paper bags (Two are sealed): Balls: NM , Packages: Range VG-EX/MT ($800.00-$1,200.00) DNS
  970 HOF'er auto. baseball c.1960's. Cronin AL ball signed by (17) players incl. Wheat, Reese, and Carey. Include other signatures such as J.Robinson and Leo Durocher which are clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 5-9 out of 10: VG-EX ($150.00-$200.00) $40.00
See a Picture of this Item 971 1954 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Cream color Harridge AL ball signed by (28) players incl. Mantle, Berra, and Slaughter. Has some clubhouse signatures incl. Stengel, Skowron, and Reynolds. Sigs range from 5-9 out of 10: VG-EX ($275.00-$375.00) $350.00
See a Picture of this Item 972 1954 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Lt. cream color Harridge AL ball signed by (24) players incl. Berra, Rizzuto, Ford, and Slaughter. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10, Mantle is not present: EX-MT ($400.00-$600.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 973 Fine 1956 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Lt. cream color Harridge AL ball signed by (23) players incl. Mantle, Berra, Stengel (manager), Dickey (coach), Martin, Ford, Howard, Slaughter, and Larsen. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10, one of the cleanest examples of this World Championship team that we've handled: EX/MT-NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $3,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 974 1959 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Lt. cream color Harridge AL ball signed by (22) players incl. Mantle, Berra, Ford, Howard, Kubek, and Larsen. Sigs range from 6-9 out of 10: EX-EX/MT ($400.00-$600.00) $425.00
See a Picture of this Item 975 1955 Chicago White Sox team auto. baseball. Off white Harridge AL ball signed by (33) players incl. Minoso, Fox, Marion (manager), Battey, and Trucks. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10: NM ($300.00-$400.00) $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 976 1954 Boston Red Sox team auto. baseball. Lt. cream color Harridge AL ball signed by (25) players incl. Williams, Boudreau, Parnell, and Jensen. Sigs range from 7-10 out of 10: EX-MT ($300.00-$400.00) $450.00
  977 1955 Ameican League All-Star team auto. baseball. Clean off-white Harridge AL ball signed by (17) players incl. Ford, Fox, Lopez, and Vernon. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10, no Mantle or Williams signatures present: EX/MT-NM ($400.00-$500.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 978 1957 American League All-Star team auto. baseball. Clean off-white Harridge AL ball signed by (20) players incl. Williams, Berra, Fox, Kaline, and Howard. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10, no Mantle signature present: EX/MT-NM ($500.00-$700.00) $475.00
See a Picture of this Item 979 1957 American League All-Star team auto. baseball. Clean off white Harridge AL ball signed by (20) players incl. Williams, Berra, Fox, Howard, and Kaline. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10, no Mantle signature is present: EX/MT-NM ($500.00-$700.00) $450.00
See a Picture of this Item 980 1957 American League All-Star team auto. baseball. Lt. cream color Harridge AL ball signed by (24) players incl. Williams, Mantle, Stengel, Berra, Fox, and Kaline. Sigs range from 4-8 out of 10 due to a few signatures having some age fading: VG-EX ($450.00-$650.00) $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 981 1958 National League All-Star team auto. baseball. Lt. cream color Harridge AL ball signed by (27) players incl. Musial, Aaron, Banks, Spahn, and Mathews. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10: EX-MT ($500.00-$700.00) $525.00
See a Picture of this Item 982 1958 National League All-Star team auto. baseball. Lightly toned Harridge AL ball signed by (27) players incl. Aaron, Musial, Banks, Spahn, and Mathews. Sigs range from 4-8 out of 10: EX ($400.00-$600.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 983 Jesse Owens and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson auto. baseball. Lightly toned International League baseball with F.Frick stampings on opposite sweet spot signed by legendary athlete Jesse Owens and entertainer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Owens signature rates 6/7 out of 10 and Robinson rates 7 out of 10. Interesting combination auto. ball: EX ($400.00-$500.00) $450.00
See a Picture of this Item 984 Fine Babe Ruth single signature baseball c.1930's. Lightly toned red and black stitched International League baseball with National League stampings on opposite sweet spot signed boldly in black ink by Babe Ruth on a side panel. Signature is very strong with consistent toning and rates 9 out of 10. It must have been humorous to watch Ruth try to locate a signing area on a sweet spot only to be relegated to a side panel due to the dual league stampings. Given the provenance it is almost assured that this ball was signed while Ruth was visiting his hometown of Baltimore and adds an attractive historical footnote to this fine baseball. Accompanied by a letter of provenance and authenticity from Hunt Auctions,Inc: Ball: EX, Signature: NM ($10,000.00-$15,000.00) $11,000.00
  985 Lot of (2) vintage Christy Mathewson framed display pieces. Includes "Baseball Magazine" premium photo matted and framed and "Police Gazette" supplement photo matted and framed: EX ($125.00-$175.00) $110.00
See a Picture of this Item 986 Vintage photographic scrapbook with relation to the Pittsburgh Pirates c.1920's. Includes numerous Pirates related photos incl. team photos, individual player photos, action poses, and studio portraits. Among the player images are several of an American Indian player some with interesting social status related notations on back. Balance of album include family photos and players in street clothes: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $750.00
  987 Lot of (2) Honus Wagner vintage pieces incl. 1916 foldout scorecard featuring photo of Wagner on one side batting. Small player portraits for the Pirates and Red Sox are displayed at top of both sides incl. Wagner and a young Babe Ruth, matted and framed: EX along with a "Baseball Magazine" premium photo of Wagner matted and framed: EX ($400.00-$500.00) $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 988 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates team photographic supplement. Black and white photographic print of the World Champion Pirates issued by The Pittsburgh Sun. Measures 11 3/4"x19" with some light staining: VG-EX ($350.00-$550.00) $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 989 Rare 1903 Pittsburgh Pirates team photographic supplement. Photographic print issued by the Pittsburgh Gazette on January 4, 1903 picturing the team posed in a studio setting incl. Wagner, Clarke, Leach, and Chesbro. Has some creasing and a few repaired tears, 11"x17" matted and framed: GD-VG ($500.00-$700.00) $600.00
See a Picture of this Item 990 1914 Ty Cobb Royal Tailors folio display advertisement. Handsome color tinted illustrative of Cobb in a suit with imset scene of Cobb sliding. 18"x20" matted and framed with fabric samples on reverse: EX-MT ($1,000.00-$1,250.00) $650.00
  991 Cleveland Indians Tomas Gutierrez tobacco album page c.1920's. 8 1/2"x12" paper album page with composite images of the Indians players incl. Speaker and Sewell: VG ($150.00-$200.00) $50.00
  992 Lot of Cuban related sports cards and memorabilia to include: "Album de Ring" boxing card album c.1931. Small 5"x6" foldout paper album with applied photographic boxing cards inside: GD-VG, (47) miniature photographic sports cards of boxers and baseball players incl. Ruth, Grove, Ott, and Firpo. Each measures 5/8"x7/8"and are marked Chocolate Baguer on back: Range VG-NM; and partial uncut sheet of Cuban paper sports cards c.1940's. Includes Jeffries, Hidalgo, Dempsey, and J.Sullivan. Each card is 2 1/4"x3 3/8": VG-EX ($175.00-$275.00) $625.00
See a Picture of this Item 993 Lot of (7) vintage Cuban baseball cards. Includes (3) color tinted Major League player cards marked "Album Universal" on back incl. one thar appears to be Speaker: VG and (4) Marianao BBC player cards w/Tomas Gutierrez marking on back incl. Love, E.Brown: VG ($200.00-$300.00) $325.00
  994 Lot of vintage Cuban baseball cards to include: (3) La Moda Cigarros Ovalados Habana BBC player cards c.1920's: VG-EX and (9) Tomas Gutierrez Major League cards c.1924 incl. Ruffing, Donahue, and Meadows: Range PR-VG ($125.00-$200.00) $625.00
See a Picture of this Item 995 Lot of (13) "Aguilitas" Cuban baseball cards c.1920's. Includes Marsans, Rios, Chacon, and Frenandez: Range VG-EX/MT ($200.00-$300.00) $250.00
See a Picture of this Item 996 Lot of (30) 1946-47 Caramelo Deportivo Cuban baseball cards. Includes Dihigo, Dandridge, Crespo, and Minoso: Range VG-NM ($275.00-$375.00) $425.00
  997 Complete set of (70) Cuban baseball insert photos. Includes Dandridge, Luque, Formental, Rodriguez, and Manning. Each measures 8"x11" with b&w player photo in center: Range VG-NM ($200.00-$300.00) $110.00
See a Picture of this Item 998 Cuban "Almanaque Deportivo" baseball album. (57) page paper album with partially complete collection of color tinted Cuban baseball paper cards incl. O'Niell, Kimbro, Dihigo, Acosta, and Formental: VG ($250.00-$350.00) $300.00
  999 1911 Spalding "Base Ball de Cuba" guide. Paper back guide issued for professional Cuban baseball featuring stats, photos, and standings of Cuban teams. Has handmade covers with titles written on front and back that have been applied to its' orig. covers: VG ($250.00-$350.00) $160.00
See a Picture of this Item 999a Rare Cuban Stars pennant c.1920's. Full size pennant from the early Cuban team that travelled throughout the United States playing organized Negro League clubs. Very clean with only a minute section of its' point missing, pre 1940's Negro League pennants are seldom offered: EX-MT ($800.00-$1,000.00) $675.00
See a Picture of this Item 1000 Scarce Satchell Paige Coca Cola cardboard advertising sign c.1953. Colorful 12"x15" cardboard sign picturing Paige in a St. Louis Browns uniform holding a bottle of Coke. Has a few area of surface staining, small crease at top edge, and a small abrasion at top rt. corner area but retains very strong display presence with bold original colors. African American endorsed advertising pieces are of extreme rarity given the social climate during that era and this is the first Satchell Paige related advertisement we've handled. Matted and framed archivally: VG-EX ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $3,900.00
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