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See a Picture of this Item 42 Exceedingly scarce Howland/Thayer style baseball catcher's mask c.1870-1880s. Offered is one of the rarest mediums of 19th century baseball equipment with the collecting hobby fashioned in the manner of the early catcher's masks invented by Yale baseball manager Fred Thayer in 1878. This particular specimen is one of only two such masks that we have handled in our 22 year company history. Measuring 12" tall the mask exhibits a horizontal bar format with early wrought iron wire protective supports connecting at top and bottom third portions of mask. Original canvas encased padding encircles the mask with period twine attachment. Fine original condition with primitive eye appeal appropriate to its designation as one of the earliest forms of baseball equipment. Absolutely incredible scarcity: VG-VG/EX $3,500.00 ($5000-$10,000) Closed to online bidding $3,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 140 Unique Babe Ruth, Kennesaw Mountain Landis, et all autographed album page. Dated 1921 and 1922 respectively in Landis' and Ruth's hand signed unlined album page. Ruth signature presents beautifully in bold black fountain pen across the bottom. Very rare full name, "George H. Babe Ruth Oct. 13th, 1922" rating 9 out of 10. Landis has signed above with a date of July 12, 1921 rating 7/8 out of 10. The presence of Ruth and Landis signatures on a singular object is of noted scarcity. The relationship between the game's greatest star player and the staunch Commissioner of Baseball was, at best, contentious at times inclusive of several noted confrontations and subsequent suspensions. It is reasonable to deduce that these very factors may in fact contribute to the rarity of items which have been signed by these two extremely significant figures within the history of the game. Reverse is additionally signed by several notables including Jackie Cooper, Jackie Coogan, and Mitzi Green with General Leonard Wood above Landis. The lot also includes Jim Bready's original receipt for the purchase of the piece from Walter Benjamin autographs for $20 as well as the original catalogue listing and (2) original photographs of St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Range EX-NM (Ruth signature rates NM) $3,000.00 ($5,000-$7,500) Closed to online bidding $3,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 141 Rare 1894 Baltimore Orioles team cabinet card. Attractive example not previously publicly offered from the Bready Collection depicting the championship Orioles team of 1894 in vignette arrangement. Players are identified under their respective images to include McGraw, Jennings, Keeler, Robinson, Gleason, Brouthers, and manager Ned Hanlon. Image contrast is very fine for its issue with even appearance and clean borders to its original mount which is stamped by Betz photographers in Baltimore. Notably, the images within the offered cabinet are identical to those used in the very rare 1894 Baltimore Orioles Alpha Photo-Engraving card set of the same date. Two very minor vestiges of adhesion are found on the reverse of the cabinet mentioned for accuracy only. Includes matting and frame. One of only a scant few surviving examples in superior condition grade with impeccable provenance from the Bready Collection: EX-EX/MT $4,500.00 ($7,500-$10,000) Closed to online bidding DNS
See a Picture of this Item 143 Significant 1897 Boston vs. Baltimore baseball game cabinet photograph. Incredibly scarce 19th century game action image depicting the third game of a series played between the rival Boston and Baltimore clubs at Union Park in Baltimore. Stunning game scene image taken from a right field vantage point picturing an overflowing crowd watching a late season contest between the Boston and Baltimore clubs. Baltimore had won the National League title the previous three seasons with Boston winning several prior with the September 27th, 1897 match marking the final meeting of the year between the two clubs. The two teams split the first two games of the series with this final game going to Boston by a score of 19-10 after Baltimore's pitcher (Joe Corbett, younger brother of boxer Jim) took a line drive off his pitching hand in the second inning. Image quality is exceptional for the medium boasting crisp focus and fine contrast. Stadium game scene imagery from the late 19th century is exceedingly rare with the offered example counted as one of the earliest of its type. Titled within the negative at bottom margin and marked "Copyright 1897 by E.D.McAfee" at bottom right. Preserved nicely on its original mount the image itself measures 7 1/2"x9 1/2" having a horizontal crease that extends across the photo which does break the surface towards the left side of the photo. Original mount has pencil notations by Bready at bottom denoting its use as the title page photo for his classic Baltimore Orioles volume, "The Home Team+ in 1958. Verso retains original Baltimore Trust Co. identification paper label. One other exemplar without titling or photographer's credit is known within the Library of Congress and although there may be other surviving examples we have not to date offered another. Important Baltimore baseball related artifact with desirable provenance from the Bready Collection: VG-EX $10,500.00 ($10,000-$20,000) Closed to online bidding $10,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 164 Significant 1910 Philadelphia Athletics World Championship presentational pin. As the country completed the first decade of the 20th century the Philadelphia Athletics continued their dominance of the baseball world capturing a World Championship over the Chicago Cubs. Champions in 1902 and 1905 the mighty A+s team of 1910 may well have been the finest of their era finishing with a record of 102-48 en route to a resounding 4 games to 1 victory over the Cubs in the World Series. Although a powerful team in a major metropolitan area the Athletics had not generally awarded their players and staff with lavish presentational jewelry on the occasion of their championships as some other teams had done such as the Chicago and Boston clubs. Offered is an outstanding quality 1910 World Championship medal which we believe to have been presented to players and team dignitaries as a result of the 1910 title. Top of the medal features an enamelwork pennant shaped pin back having inlaid white elephant mascot and -A+ team insignia. Attached blue silk ribbon displays, -Philadelphia Athletics Champions 1910+ in silver with a suspended silver elephant beneath. Total length of 4 _+ with pennant marked by prestigious Caldwell Co. of Philadelphia on the reverse. The piece remains in fine overall condition with some tape reinforcement to the reverse of the silk ribbon for some partial separations. This example presents as one of only three known surviving specimens adding credence to a limited original production quantity commensurate with team presentation. Interestingly this style of presentational pin served as the model for the highly desirable Athletics World Series press pins issued for the 1911, 1913, and 1914 contests of the same Caldwell Badge Co. manufacture. Factoring overall quality and similarity to related World Champion presentational pieces, coupled with the rarity of such pieces during the early part of the century, we believe this piece to have been presented to a me $9,000.00 ($7,500-$10,000) Closed to online bidding $9,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 176 Significant 1927 New York Yankees team autographed photograph. The 1927 season would mark the 25th anniversary for the American League club from New York and would also play witness to one of the greatest teams in the history of the game. The Yankees had been consistent pennant contenders since their acquisition of Babe Ruth participating and/or winning the World Series for seasons 1921, 1922, 1923, and 1926. It was clear from the onset of the 1927 campaign however that no team would match the mighty Yankees who finished the season with a record mark of 110-44 which was a full 19 games ahead of the powerful Philadelphia Athletics. Although many layers contributed to the team+s success that season, appropriately, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig enjoyed a year which would see them belt a combined 107 home runs inclusive of Ruth+s vaunted record total of 60. The World Series proved to only be a formality with the Yankees destroying the Pirates in a four game sweep to capture the World Championship. Presented is an incredibly scarce and remarkable 1927 New York Yankees team autographed photograph. Image size measures 7 7/16+x9 _+ depicting the Yankees team posed in full uniform at spring training in St. Petersburg, FL on March 21, 1927. A total of (43) players are pictured in the image remarkably matched by (43) autographs as well as three additional signatures Mark Roth (Trav. Secretary), Ed Barrow (Team President), and Jacob Ruppert (Owner). Hall of Fame members include Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Miller Huggins (manager), Waite Hoyt, and Earle Combs. In addition, a number of desirable player obscurities are present including Joe Giard, John Grabowksi, Urban Shocker, Myles Thomas, and Walter Beall. The black ink signatures present beautifully against the light background areas in which they were signed ranging from 8-10 out of 10. The photograph itself remains in fine original condition of a matte finish surface retaining its original stamping, -Photo by R $230,000.00 (Estimate Upon Request) Closed to online bidding $230,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 181 UPDATED DESCRIPTION: Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1931-34. Lightly clear coated and toned Wm. Harridge AL baseball signed by Babe Ruth across the sweet spot in black fountain pen. Signature rates 7 out of 10 displaying nicely with excellent contrast. Ball itself exhibits scattered areas of light toning which appear to be mostly from aging of clear coat. Manfacturer stampings including Harridge facsimile signature (side panel) remain clearly visible. Very fine example being offered for the first time publicly by the family of the original recipient in the 1930s. Due to the shellac coating on the baseball JSA was not able to authenticate the Ruth signature. The ball will include an LOA from Hunt Auctions: Ball: VG-EX, Signature: EX-EX/MT $4,000.00 ($5,000-$7,500) Closed to online bidding DNS
See a Picture of this Item 182 Fine 1927 Lou Gehrig handwritten and signed letter with original mailing envelope. Lengthy handwritten letter covering (2) sheets of "Book Cadillac Hotel" stationary penned by Gehrig to a friend with content largely related to Ford automobiles. One interesting section, in reference to Henry Ford, reads in part, "I was out to see old Henry and said well...I want to open an agency in N.Y. What's the dope - and he said, well Mr. Gehrig ole boy, ole boy - you see it's this way..." A short paragraph later notes "As for the baseballs I'll have them for you when we get to N.Y." Signed at the close, "Sincerely Lou" in fountain pen rating 8-8/9 out of 10. Original mailing envelope is postmarked August 26, 1927 and bears additional "L Gehrig" signature within return address. The Yankees played in Detroit that day, besting the Tigers 8-6 with Gehrig contributing a double and sacrafice hit to the effort. Typical mailing folds to letter along with some light toning; envelope is torn at edges from opening with general mild wear. Exceptional and rare letter with desirability furthered by ties to one of the most fabled teams in history. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Letter EX/MT, Envelope VG-EX, Sigs. NM $5,000.00 ($7,500-$10,000) Closed to online bidding DNS
See a Picture of this Item 183 New York Yankees partial team signed baseball c.1927-28. Red and black stitched Spalding J.Heydler Official National League baseball has been signed by (15) incl. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Herb Pennock, Earle Combs, Tony Lazzeri, Miller Huggins, Pat Collins, Charles O'Leary, John Grabowski, Wilcy Moore, and others. Period fountain pen signatures generally rate 3 to 5/6 out of 10 with a few that have faded from view. Ball displays light even toning wtih a hint of wear and retains bold stampings. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA and auction LOA from JSA: VG-EX $1,600.00 ($4,000-$6,000) Closed to online bidding DNS
See a Picture of this Item 184 Fine Babe Ruth original painting by Lance Richbourg c.1986. Original abstract watercolor on artist paper depicting Ruth in Red Sox uniform from the 1915-18 period. Beautiful use of color and light abounds in this fine rendering by noted baseball artist Lance Richbourg whose passion for the game was born from watching his father (of the same name) play in the Major Leagues from 1919-1938. Richbourg's works are especially known for their use of light in capturing the various nuances of the game within the subject matter. The Ruth painting measures 22"x30" in a museum quality wooden shadowbox frame and is signed at bottom right by Richbourg. Original Kolin Gallery, Los Angeles paper label affixed to verso. Exceptional original Babe Ruth artwork rating as one of the finer works by a widely lauded sports artist: EX-MT $5,000.00 ($7,500-$10,000) Closed to online bidding DNS
See a Picture of this Item 187 Jimmie Foxx single signed baseball. Moderately toned Frick NL baseball signed across a side panel and sweet spot by Foxx in blue fountain pen. Signature remains very bold and rates 8 out of 10. Ball itself exhibits some moderate toning along with some areas of minor surface abrasion. Recipient+s name (Joyce Bain) has been signed on adjacent side panel in faded blue ink. Foxx single signature baseballs remain among the most difficult to obtain of the 500 Home Run club members with the offered example presenting nicely with a notably bold autograph. Includes auction LOA from JSA and full LOA from PSA/DNA: Bal : VG-EX, Signature: NM $2,400.00 ($4,000-$6,000) Closed to online bidding DNS
See a Picture of this Item 192 Rare Babe Ruth autographed large format photograph dated 1947. Oversized black and white 16"x20" photograph displaying artlike clarity and strong contrast has been signed, "To My Good Friend Jack Lester, From Babe Ruth, 1947." Period fountain pen signature rates 6/7-7 out of 10. Lester was then the District Manager for the Ford Motor Company in Cincinnati and we have located an image of he and Ruth which is noted on back as being taken on August 4, 1947. Image itself shows a touch of extremely minor scattered wear (largely mentioned for accuracy) with a few scattered surface wrinkles. A flaw within the print (at upper edge) suggests that it is a second period print (though by nature done in 1947 or earlier). Given the obscure nature of printed photographs of such size relative to era, and the process involved in production, this is not at all unexpected. Exceedinly rare with this being one of a select few substantive photographs of Ruth in this large size which we have offered. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: Photo EX/MT-NM, Sig. EX-EX/MT $4,719.00 ($7,500-$10,000) Closed to online bidding $4,719.00
See a Picture of this Item 193 Outstanding Babe Ruth single signed baseball c. 1940s . Very lightly toned Wm. Harridge American League baseball signed across the sweet spot in blue fountain pen by Babe Ruth. The signature rates a resounding 9 out of 10 and could reasonably be argued to rate higher. The ball itself retains its navy blue league stampings along with a small -U.S.+ above the manufacturer+s sweet spot denoting its production during WWII. Ball surface remains uniform overall with no game use and only some very minor age toning. This particular specimen was originally obtained by a Naval Chief Petty Officer who was stationed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The officer was responsible for training sailors in physical fitness and sports recreation during which time he had the occasion to meet Ruth at his Riverside apartment in New York. Ruth signed several baseballs for the men one of which (the offered example) the young officer retained and subsequently descended within his family. During our 22 years in conducting auctions we have had the privilege of offering some of the finest Babe Ruth single signed baseballs to have entered the marketplace inclusive of the current highest graded exemplar. In that spirit, we feel inherently confident that this particular Ruth signed baseball is quite literally among the very finest we have offered to date with its only superior being the aforementioned highest graded example. Truly incredible Ruth signed item. Includes auction LOA from JSA along with a full LOA from PSA/DNA (Graded: Ball: 6, Signature: 9, Overall Grade 7): Ball: EX-MT, Signature: NM/MT-MT $70,000.00 ($75,000-$100,000) Closed to online bidding $70,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 196 1919 Christy Mathewson full name signed "Special Orders" document related to his ill fated Military service. One of baseball's greatest talents and most celebrated players, Christy Mathewson. Important document served as an Official set of Mathewson's travel orders noting that his "services are no longer required in the A.E.F." (American Expeditionary Forces) and returned him to the United States. Signed in period fountain pen beneath "True Copy" text, "Christopher Mathewson Capt. C.W.S." rating 8 out of 10. This lot is accompanied by a letter of Authenticity from JSA. $6,500.00 ($5,000-$7,000) Closed to online bidding $6,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 199 Honus Wagner single signed baseball c.1930s. Spalding F.Frick Official National League baseball has been signed across the side panel, "J.Honus Wagner." Period fountain pen signature rates 6/7-7 out of 10. Ball displays mild even toning with some very minor scattered discoloration and wear. Stampings have faded a bit but remain well defined. Choice example of an extremely desirable and seldom offered key single. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. VG/EX-EX, Ball EX $6,000.00 ($5,000-$7,500) Closed to online bidding $6,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 201 Rare George Sisler professional model baseball bat c.1922-25 with possible use during 1922 MVP season. Superb example from one of the original inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Succinct labeling period places the bat within the time frame of Sisler's legendary 1922 season in which he captured the Most Valuable Player Award wtih an astounding .420 batting average. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" long and weighs 38.2 oz. Bat presents very nicely with original surface and evident use including ball marks, stitching impressions, and minor grain swelling. Louisville Slugger trademark stampings along with George Sisler facsimile signature stamp remain very bold. Very fine exemplar which based on dating, use, and visual appearance may well be among the finest of its type to have surfaced within the marketplace. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $9,500.00 ($5,000-$7,500) Closed to online bidding $9,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 212 1939 Centennial of Baseball Celebration menu autographed by (34) participants with related snapshot photographs. Desirable archive contains original "Baseball Centennial Special" menu from the June 12, 1939 Hall of Fame dedication which has been signed by (34) incl. (11) eventual Inductees highlighted by Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, G.C. Alexander, Connie Mack, Eddie Collins, Dizzy Dean, and Gabby Hartnett. Other notables incl. Moe Berg, John Tener, John Heydler, and James A Farley. Fountain pen and pencil signatures rate 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Menu is displayed within 14"x17" frame with light toning and scattered wear visible including a horizontal crease. Series of (18) period original snapshot photos (2.5"x3.5" with light toning/wear) taken that day show rare views of various players whom took part in the famed game which was played incl. Ruth (seen in 2), Hank Greenberg, Walter Johnson, and Mickey Cochrane. Additional image pictures Sgt. Alexander Welisevich who was stationed at a U.S. Army Base in New York whose family the material has remained in until this offering. The Centennial was a defining moment in 20th Century baseball history marking the opening of the Hall of Fame which has become an American Institution. Highly desirable 1939 Centennial signed piece with uncommon primary source provenance. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Menu VG, Sigs. EX/MT-NM, Photos EX $9,000.00 ($10,000-$15,000) Closed to online bidding DNS
See a Picture of this Item 236 Stunning Jimmie Foxx and Jim Thorpe autographed baseball. Clean, unused Frick NL baseball signed by Foxx in black fountain pen across the sweet spot with Thorpe signed just below on side panel. Signed by Arnold Galiffa (NFL player) and Ken Raffensberger (Phillies pitcher) on side panel as well. Foxx signature rates a resounding 9/10 out fo 10 with Thorpe displaying at a strong 8 out of 10. Signed at a local Pennsylvania event at which the athletes were in attendance. Superb condition exemplar being offered publicly for the first time handsomely displaying signatures of two of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, respective to sport. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-NM/MT $4,000.00 ($7,500-$10,000) Closed to online bidding DNS
See a Picture of this Item 273 Fine 1949 Warren Spahn Boston Braves professional model road jersey. Desirable grey flannel jersey with "Braves" team name and tomahawk logo across the front has the now retired "21" player number on back. "Spahn" embroidered strip tag is present in collar along with an "Horace Partridge" manufacturers label. Logo patch appears on left sleeve. The year "49" is noted in a swiss embroidered strip tag on front right tail. Oustanding representation dates the season in which Spahn won a League leading (21) games and touched off what would be an era of dominance in the National League. All told he won (20) or more games (13) times with (8) of those being seasons in which he finished atop the NL. Strong usage and wash wear evident throughout with a repaired tear to collar. There is a small stain at upper back and some other light/mild scattered discoloration. Structural components of the jersey remain all original however it was, at one time in the period, tailored in two places on the back with some visible, though by no means distracting, evidence of tiny stitch patterns remaining. Fresh to market and offered for the first time publicly by the original recipients in the period. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $26,000.00 ($30,000-$40,000) Closed to online bidding $26,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 307 Exceptional Joe Medwick single signed baseball. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot, -Joe Medwick+ with -Best Wishes+ noted on panel above. Blue ink signature rates 8-8/9 out of 10. Ball displays an even cream coloration with unusually bold League stampings. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA which assigns an overall grade of -7+ which is, in our opinion, conservative. Arguably the best example we have handled and certainly the best we have offered in recent memory: NM $4,500.00 ($4,000-$6,000) Closed to online bidding $4,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 308 Roberto Clemente professional model baseball bat c.1965-68. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" long and weighs 36.8oz. The bat shows very fine evident use including ball marks, stitching impressions, and rack marks. Handle has professionally repaired crack. U1 model number stamped on knob end along with "21" written in period faded black marker. Very fine example dating to Clemente's MVP season period and the prime of Clemente's Hall of Fame career. Offered for the first time publicly within this auction. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $5,500.00 ($7,500-$10,000) Closed to online bidding $5,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 313 Bob Skinner 1960 World Series Game (7) bronzed cleats. Pair of vintage cleats in period appropriate style have been bronzed and each mounted atop 5.75"x12" wooden base. Included copy of a 2004 dated handwritten note from Skinner addressed to a friend to whom he was gifting them which attests to their use in the dramatic game in which Bill Mazeroski hit his now famous walk-off homerun. A standout member of the Pirates lineup for better than (8) seasons, Skinner played his part in both getting the team to the post-season in 1960 and contributing to their Championship win. In the first inning of Game (7) he reached base and was later driven in, presumably crossing homeplate while wearing these very shoes. Preserved by nature of bronzing with usage visible usage wear below upper surface and a hint of light scattered oxidization: EX $2,440.00 ($4,000-$6,000) Closed to online bidding $2,440.00
See a Picture of this Item 316 Bob Skinner 1960 World Series Game (7) bronzed glove. Left handed Rawlings fielders glove has been bronzed and mounted atop 10.5"x10.5" wooden base. Usage wear can be deciphered through the applied outer layers which have some light/mild scattered oxidization and a few cracks/chips. Included handwritten note, dated 2004, from Skinner is addressed to a friend to whom he was gifting the glove which attests to use in the dramatic game in which Bill Mazeroski hit his now famous walk-off homerun. Player attributed gloves with such strong and direct provenance are seldom offered with desirability heightened by links to one of the most storied games in baseball history: EX $4,000.00 ($5,000-$10,000) Closed to online bidding $4,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 317 Harmon Killebrew autographed 1965 World Series professional model baseball bat. Adirondack model 302 baseball bat with "1965 World Series" and "Killebrew" block lettered into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 33.4oz. Model number "194VP" is stamped in the knob which has a vintage "3" written on ink black marker. Signed in black marker rating 8 out of 10 with no visibile use/wear. Desirable pro model bat with ties to his only World Series appearance originates directly from Killebrew's personal collection and is likely the only such example that will appear on the market for some time with both of his Louisville Slugger World Series bats in known private collections. Includes letter of provenance from Harmon Killebrew, auction LOA from JSA (auto), and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX/MT-NM $2,000.00 ($5,000-$7,500) Closed to online bidding DNS
See a Picture of this Item 321 1973 Harmon Killebrew autographed Minnesota Twins professional model road jersey. Notching his 500th homerun during the 1971 season Harmon Killebrew joined an elite club of the games' great sluggers, then only the 10th man in history to have done so. A member of the Twins organization across (3) decades, starting with them while the team was still in Washington, his number (3) was retired in 1975 and he remains a favored son and face of the Franchise. Highly desirable all original example done in classic powder blue has "Twins" team name lettered across the front with number "3" below. Number also appears on back and the team logo patch is present on left sleeve. "Wilson" manufacturers tag in collar notes the size, "46." Embroidered year and set number strip tag below reads "73 Set 3." Signed across the front, "Harmon Killebrew" in marker rating 8 out of 10. Strong usage and wash wear evident throughout. Includes auction LOA from JSA and LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey): EX $7,000.00 ($5,000-$10,000) Closed to online bidding $7,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 322 1973 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins professional model home jersey. White home jersey with "Twins" team name lettered across the front in scripted logo font has player number "29" on back. Team logo patch remains on left sleeve. "Wilson" manufacturers tag in the collar notes size ("42") and an embroidered strip tag on front tail reads "73 Set 1." Strong usage and wash wear throughout with appropriate fraying to applied lettering and numbers. There is some material separation in collar area and the upper edge of sleeve patch is no longer attached. Desirable jersey as relates to a heralded franchise player dating to the year he collected his second of what would be (4) consecutive American League batting titles with League leading totals in hits, triples, and average. Playing in every All-Star Game from 1967-1984 he established a career as one of the most consistent contact hitters in history. Twins shirts of this period are considerably scarce with this being the only Carew from 1973 we could find to have entered the secondary market. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $3,800.00 ($5,000-$10,000) Closed to online bidding $3,800.00
See a Picture of this Item 350 Outstanding 1970 Earl Weaver autographed Baltimore Orioles professional model road jersey (World Series Championship season). Desirable road jersey done in grey flannel has "Baltimore" across the front in scripted logo font with number "4" below. Number also appears on back below the name, "Weaver." A "Spalding" manufacturers tag is present on front tail with adjacent size "44" tag and wash tag. Embroidered strip tag in collar reads "43 Set 2 70 4" denoting size (likely an odd size for which Spalding presumably had no stock tag), set number, year, and player number. Signed below "Earl Weaver" in blue marker rating 8 out of 10. A custom pocket, as is found in nearly all Weaver jerseys, has been sewn on the interior left chest for use to hold cigarette packages. Usage and wash wear evident throughout. The face of baseball in Baltimore for (17) seasons during which he served as Manager of the Orioles, Earl Weaver led the club to four American League Pennants with his sole World Series Championship coming in 1970. An intense figure with his own philosophies on the game and leadership, his energy fueled legendary Umpire confrontations that include some of the baseball's most memorable on field moments. Early career examples of substantive Weaver material are virtually non-existant with this piece, and it's direct ties to an historic season, certainly ranking among the finest in circulation. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $7,500.00 ($10,000-$15,000) Closed to online bidding $7,500.00
See a Picture of this Item 351 1976 Jim Palmer autographed Baltimore Orioles professional model home jersey (Cy Young Award winning season). White home jersey has "Orioles" across the font in scripted logo front with player number "22" below. Number also appears on back below the name, "Palmer." A "Rawlings" manufacturers tag appears on inside front tail with adjacent "1976" year and "Set 1" flag tags. Signed in blue marker "Jim Palmer" in the collar rating 8 out of 10. Strong usage and wash wear evident throughout with some light/mild scattered staining. Outstanding example dates to the most productive period in Palmer's Hall of Fame career as he collected his third Cy Young Award and won the first of a string of four Gold Gloves. Arguably the top pitcher in the game through the entirety of the 1970s, he won (20) or more games (8) times during that span and his (186) wins led the decade. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $3,465.00 ($5,000-$10,000) Closed to online bidding $3,465.00
See a Picture of this Item 356 Incredibly rare 1913 World Series Game (2) full ticket (New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Athletics). Original full ticket issued for game played at Shibe Park in which Hall of Fame pitchers Christy Mathewson and Eddie Plank gave baseball one its great post-season epics. Long standing rivals dating to their days in college (Matty was pitching for Bucknell and Plank for Gettysburg) by 1913 each had come full circle with careers established that place them among an elite group of the greatest pitchers in history. Scoreless through eight and a half innings the Athletics managed to land a pair of men on base in the bottom of the 9th but were unable to convert the opportunity. The Giants managed a similar feat in the top of the tenth with a single and sacrafice bunt advancing a man to second base before Mathewson himself stepped to bat. With a single that landed between the left and center fielders Matty drove in the go ahead run and sparked a rally which lead to (2) more being scored. Taking the mound again he retired the next (3) Philadelphia batters to claim the win. Ticket displays bold text and vibrant coloration throughout with a touch of very minor corner and edge wear and has one small crease at lower left corner. In the interest of accuracy we note some minor discoloration (in the form of faint spotting) however it is not clear if this is the result of age or is inherent to the paper stock. An incredible survivor and likely the only opportunity to aquire such a piece which will present itself for many years. Slabbed "Authentic" by PSA: EX-EX/MT $4,000.00 ($4,000-$6,000) Closed to online bidding $4,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 385 2001 New York Yankees American League Championship ring. Original 14K gold ring as presented to members of the New York Yankees team in honor of their American League Championship in 2001. Top of the ring features an inset Yankees insignia with classic top hat decor encrusted with red, white, and blue genstones surrounded by numerous inset diamonds. "Yankees American League Champions" lettering encircles the center. One side panel displays "Bellinger" with Yankees logo and "Pride" while other has 2001 date above a baseball. "Clay Bellinger" engraved on interior ring band along with Balfour 14K hallmark. The ring includes its original engraved glass lidded mahogany casing. One of the more visually appealing and uncommonly offered Yankees' championship rings of the 1990-2000s period. Ring is size 12: NM $14,850.00 ($15,000-$25,000) Closed to online bidding $14,850.00