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See a Picture of this Item 61 Fine 1937 Herb Pennock Boston Red Sox professional model road jersey with pants and stirrup socks. Exceptional flannel dating to shortly after Pennock's Hall of Fame career, issued while he was a Coach with the Boston Red Sox. Grey flannel jersey has "Boston" lettered across the front in logo font and number "31" on back. "Pennock" is chain stitched into the collar above a "Spalding" manufacturers label. Year "37" is noted in chain stitch in the tail. Exceptionally well preserved with just a few minute spots of discoloration and some loose threads to piping around neck. Pants bear similar Spalding label and year "37" designation with "McNair" stitched in (Eric McNair, then in midst of his own noted career) and remain in equal state of preservation. Completing the ensemble are a pair of period stirrup socks and belt. The grouping originates directly from the Red Sox organization as a result of the request from C.L. Ritzma of Hereford, CO. Mr. Ritzma penned similar requests to every Major League team of the era with the Red Sox franchise noted as the only club to respond. The requests were to purchase used uniforms from the teams to be used for local town team purposes. The uniform is accompanied by a pair of typed letters on Red Sox team stationery dated 1938 which relate to the original request made to purchase uniforms, the Organization's willingness to part with (15) following Spring Training, and a follow-up acknowledging receipt of payment. Offered for the first time publicly by a direct descendant of Mr. Ritzma. Believed to be one of only three known Pennock professional model jerseys extant. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $17,000.00 ($15,000-$20,000) Closed to online bidding $17,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 67 Exceedingly rare Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan autographed photograph c.1920s. Period "W.Rogan" signature (rating 7/8 out of 10) appears on the reverse of a 1920s era photograph which measures just under 8"x10". Rogan is shown demonstrating his pitching form in Monarchs uniform and below the autograph has written, "Mail me 5 these same pose" with his California address noted below. Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998, Rogan's autograph has proven more than elusive with this being just the second example we are aware of to have been offered publicly (the other appeared in our Nov. 2005 sale realizing $25,000). Photograph itself was, for decades, stored rolled tightly and has a series of creases and wrinkles to paper along with mild toning/soiling and edge chips/tears. Possibly a unique opportunity to acquire one of the rarest and most desired of all Hall of Fame autographs further enhanced by a known chain of provenance. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Sig. EX/MT, Photo see description $8,000.00 ($10,000-$15,000) Closed to online bidding $8,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 68 Important 1924 Negro League World Series "Opening Game" panoramic photograph. Historic image as taken on October 11, 1924 in Kansas City showing the hometown Monarchs and rival Hilldale Daisies just prior to Game (5) of the Inaugural Negro League World Series. Captioning at top reads in part, "First Colored World Series Opening Game...at Kansas City" and players/personnel are identified below their respective likenesses. Amongst those shown are a host of notables including (8) future Hall of Fame Inductees: players Jose Mendez, Bullet Rogan, Judy Johnson, Biz Mackey, and Luis Santop and League/team Officials Rube Foster, J.L. Wilkenson, and Alex Pompez. The best of nine game Series was ultimately won by Kansas City having been played in (4) different venues across just as many states with Game (5) being the first (thus "Opening") in Kansas City. Photograph offers exceptional display qualities with crisp clarity to visible area which measures approx. 6.5"x35" and shows mild even toning and several light/moderate vertical creases (resulting from decades of rolled storage); the most severe of which appears near dead center. The photo has been professionally cleaned and mounted to backing (archival level of standards) with some additional wear/chipping below matting. Framed to 14.5"x42.5" overall. Of noteworthy historical import and one of a select few copies to have surfaced, originating from property of participating player Newt Joseph: Displays EX-EX/MT $12,000.00 ($15,000-$20,000) Closed to online bidding $12,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 69 Rare 1924 Negro League World Series "Opening Game" panoramic photograph. Historic image as taken on October 11, 1924 in Kansas City showing the hometown Monarchs and rival Hilldale Daisies just prior to Game (5) of the Inaugural Negro League World Series. Captioning at top reads in part, "First Colored World Series Opening Game...at Kansas City" and players/personnel are identified below their respective likenesses. Total of (8) future Hall of Fame Inductees are amongst those shown including players Jose Mendez, Bullet Rogan, Judy Johnson, Biz Mackey, and Luis Santop and League/team Officials Rube Foster, J.L. Wilkenson, and Alex Pompez. The best of nine game Series was won by Kansas City having been played in (4) different venues across just as many states with Game (5) being the first (thus "Opening") in Kansas City. Photograph retains fine display qualities despite condition flaws (noted as follows) with crisp clarity to visible area which measures approx. 6.5"x35". It has been professionally cleaned and mounted to archival backing with wear throughout to include several light/moderate creases, (4) small areas of upper surface paper loss (each surrounded by discoloration), additional very small spot where surface has been laid back down (with minor loss/discoloration surrounding), and (2) or (3) tears which do not have overwhelming effect now that the piece is laid to backing. Upper left corner has small chip and the lower left is missing an approx. 2.75"x1" section. Framed to 14.5"x42.5" overall. One of a select few copies to have surfaced of this noteworthy and important piece, originating from property of participating player Newt Joseph: see description $9,500.00 ($10,000-$15,000) Closed to online bidding $9,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 74 Significant and unique Hal Newhouser American League Most Valuable Player Award for 1944 and 1945 seasons. Original The black painted wooden plaque measures 16" in diameter and retains its original surface. Applied to the front is an octagonal sterling silver placard with a 10K gold Kennesaw M.Landis bust vignette, "Hal Newhouser" nameplate, and 1944-45 year plate in form of gold baseball with crossed bats. Front is stamped "Dieges & Clust Sterling" at lower right. Wooden plaque itself remains fairly clean overall with typical light surface wear and paint crazing. Silver and gold placard exhibits some relatively light to moderate surface scratching with a few areas of light tarnish. Newhouser was without equal as a pitcher during the World War II era within Major League Baseball. He became the first pitcher to capture multiple MVP awards with a staggering two year combined record of 54-18 during the 1944-45 seasons. Newhouser led the Tigers to the 1945 World Series title and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992. This particular award is literally a unique specimen having been awarded for two seasons. The award includes a signed letter of provenance from Newhouser explaining that due to war time and rationing materials he was presented with one award plaque rather than two in 1946. Exceptional player award of significance with additional desirability having been presented for two season accomplishment. Includes letter of provenance signed by Newhouser and photograph of Newhouser receiving the award in 1946: EX $38,000.00 ($50,000-$75,000) Closed to online bidding $38,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 89 Significant Lou Gehrig autographed and inscribed baseman’s mitt c.1935. Shortly after discovering he had been diagnosed with a terminal illness, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig removed himself from the Yankees lineup on May 2, 1939. On July 4th of that same year the Yankees honored Gehrig with an incredible on field celebration attended by teammates, former colleagues, and dignitaries alike. It was on this day that Gehrig delivered his famed “Luckiest Man” speech. In his remarks, Gehrig expressed concern not for his own well-being, but for his team, his teammates, and his wife, concluding with, “When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed - that’s the finest I know. So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for...” His humility in the face of such an insurmountable adversity was regarded by his peers as virtually immortal. Fitting for a man of Gehrig’s integrity, the “Iron Horse” succumbed to the horrid disease on June 2, 1941, at 10:10 p.m., sixteen years to the day after he had first replaced Wally Pipp as first baseman for the New York Yankees. The model by which Gehrig played the game, and more importantly, lived his life, is a standard that even many of the greatest players in history have not achieved. It is for those reasons that treasured pieces of Lou Gehrig’s garner such passionate interest from the collecting public. As we recognize with great reverence the 75th anniversary of Gehrig’s iconic July 4th, 1939 address to the Yankees faithful we are honored to present one of the most significant pieces of Lou Gehrig related equipment to have been offered for public sale. This Reach first baseman’s glove is one of the highest professional quality retaining its original manufacturer’s labeling on the back of the thumb as well as finest quality reinforced leather backstrapping. Leather piping is of professional quality $250,000.00 (Estimate Upon Request) Closed to online bidding $250,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 167 Fine Ted Williams professional model baseball bat c.1955-60. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35+ long and weighs 31.7oz. Absolutely superb evident use is visible throughout inclusive of ball marks, pine tar residue, stitching impressions, grain swelling, and handle scoring/boning. Model #W183 stamped on knob end along with what appears to be vestiges of a black ink -9+ although not definitive. Knob of the bat has some professional restoration to a small knob chip and an area on the barrel front which had an external stain removed otherwise presenting in outstanding original condition as used by Williams. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $17,000.00 ($10,000-$15,000) Closed to online bidding $17,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 172 Fine Ted Williams professional model baseball bat c.1951-55. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "Ted Williams" facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 35" long and weighs 32oz. Stamped in the knob is a factory applied "W166" model number, as ordered by Williams from 1951-55, and a thick black number "9" was written on in the period. Strong usage wear is evident throughout with ball, transfer, stitch, and rack marks visible on barrel which displays some grain swelling and a few small indentations. Pine tar remnant and a small crack appear on the handle. Exceptional example being especially desirable with first hand provenance and period "9" marked knob. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $19,000.00 ($15,000-$25,000) Closed to online bidding $19,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 184 Important Roy Campanella Baseball Hall of Fame Induction ring. Significant ring presented to Roy Campanella upon his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in recognition of his career as one of the greatest catchers in the history of the game. A star player in both the Negro and Mexican Leagues, Campanella transitioned into the Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League system in 1946 and would ultimately join Jackie Robinson in the Major Leagues in 1948. A fixture in every All-Star Game played from 1949 to 1956, Campy was the National League's Most Valuable Player (3) times in that same span of seasons. Ring features a jet black top face with inset diamond of approx. one half carat weight at center and "Baseball Hall of Fame" lettered around the edge. Roy Campanella himself originally had a stone set in the center of ring as these rings typically featured an inset brass baseball with the current diamond having been upgraded subsequently. Left shank has the name "Campanella" set atop a crossed bats and ball design which is captioned "Elected 1969" at bottom; right lists his position, "Catcher", above a relief of the Hall of Fame. "Balfour 10K" marked band has been resized and is currently size 11. A cherished honor, Campanella wore the ring frequently with resulting visible wear. One of the more historic of a select few Hall of Fame Induction rings we have been honored to handle and offered directly by the Campanella family. Includes letter of provenance from the Campanella family: EX-EX/MT $75,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to online bidding $75,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 185 Fine Jackie Robinson professional model baseball bat c.1953 (PSA GU 8.5).Newly discovered exemplar ranks as one of the finest Robinson game bats we have handled and just the second specimen with the lauded vintage "42" uniform number on the knob end. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with Robinson facsimile signature burned into the barrel end measures 35" long and weighs 34.6oz. Model number "S100" is factory stamped in the knob which also bears a period original "42" player number notation (partially faded/chipped away) which is done in black paint and is characteristic of other known and highly regarded Dodgers game bats from this era. Usage wear evident throughout with ball and stitch marks visible on the hitting surface, grain swelling due to repeated contact, and green rack streaks (another Dodger hallmark). A small handle crack has been expertly repaired and as well as an area of grain swelling to the back barrel. The S100 was a favored Robinson model and is noted on his factory records as being shipped each year from 1949-55 with the exception of 1950. Subtle variations within the centerbrand of this example have allowed PSA to narrow the year of manufacture to 1953 specifically. Includes (2) page letter of authenticity from PSA - John Taube assigning a grade of "GU 8.5" and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $70,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to online bidding $70,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 186 Brooklyn Dodgers professional model hat attributed to Jackie Robinson c.1951. The offered hat comes from former Dodgers farmhand Fred Woelfle who was signed into Branch Rickey's organization by George Sisler in 1951. Though he would never join the team in a game at the Major League level, he did play in their Minor League system and would, for a time, assist in pre-game rituals at Ebbets Field. In a notorized letter Woelfle notes that in1951 he assisted the team in batting practice acting primarily as a catcher. For these efforts, naturally, he required a uniform which was furnished by the team. One day while dressing he realized he had not been given a hat and asked for one from the trainer who "went to a basket full of dirty uniforms and, after asking me my size, threw me a hat and said here use this one, Robinson won't mind." Hat is done in Dodgers blue with white embroidered "B" team logo on front. Interior leather band is stamped with the MacGregor Goldsmith manufacturers logo (1946-52 labeling period) and the size, "7 1/8." Written on the inside white lining in faint black marker is Robinson's storied number, "42." Nice usage wear is evident throughout with some cracking/chipping to leather band which remains near fully intact with well defined markings. The brim has hardened and has is cracked in two places (mentioned for accuracy with no effect on condition or display value). Well cared for, it appears to be in roughly the same shape as when utilized almost (65) years ago. Includes (2) page notorized statement signed by Fred Woelfle detailing history and an LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $35,000.00 ($20,000-$30,000) Closed to online bidding $35,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 227 Rare 1958 Harmon Killebrew Washington Senators professional model home jersey. Harmon Killebrew went about his business in a methodical and quiet fashion playing first for the Washington Senators and then the Minnesota Twins when the franchise relocated. All the while "The Killer" posted lofty statistical numbers which were the equal of the greatest players from the 1950-60s era. Offered is one of the finest Kilebrew game jerseys extant dating to his early career period with the Washington Senators. Pinstriped zipper front flannel has "W" team logo on front chest and player number "3" on back. "Killebrew" embroidered strip tag appears in the collar and additional "58" embroidered year tag is on front tail. The "Wilson" manufacturers tag above notes size (44) and a wash tag is below. Strong usage and wash wear evident throughout with some staining and light fraying to material. The collar tag has some loss along both the top and bottom and the front chest logo is a period original which was removed from another Senators home jersey to replace a Minor League logo which had been in place. Killebrew has signed the jersey (3) times (collar, front tail, and on back number) in one case inscribing "1958" jersey and in another, "HOF 84 573 HR's." Marker signatures rate 6/7 (front) to 8 out of 10. One of the earliest and most significant game jerseys from the legendary slugger and member of the 500 Home Run Club. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and auction LOA from JSA: EX $35,000.00 ($30,000-$40,000) Closed to online bidding $35,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 228 Harmon Killebrew autographed professional model glove (inscribed "game used") c.1960s. Rawlings Trapper model left handed baseman's mitt displaying considerable usage wear has been signed on outer thumb, "My game used glove 1960, Harmon Killebrew." Black marker signature rates 7/8 out of 10 and the glove has a vintage faded "Kille" notation (block letter) to right of where Rawlings tag used to be present. Some impressed markings remain visible on exterior; interior can largely no longer be seen due to use/wear and/or discoloration. Leather has dried at areas with some "checking" to palm but overall it remains pliable. An exceptional career era piece of noted rarity with desirable first hand player use attribution. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions, Mears ("authentic" grade), auction LOA from JSA (auto), and additional letter from a noted Twins collector relaying that it has been displayed in the U.S. Senate Office Building and Howard University: EX $8,500.00 ($10,000-$15,000) Closed to online bidding $8,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 236 1971 Harmon Killebrew autographed Minnesota Twins professional model road jersey. Gray flannel jersey has "Twins" across the front in scripted logo font and player number "3" on back. Original team logo patch remains on left sleeve. "Spalding Professional" manufacturer's tag on front tail appears next to "44 Set 1 71 3" embroidered strip tag (denoting size, set number, year, and player number). Blue marker "Harmon Killebrew 573 H.R.s" autograph above rates 8 out of 10. Outstanding condition with typical/expected usage/wash wear evident throughout (inclusive of light/mild areas of discoloration and piling to fabric). Exceptional all-original game jersey from a highly regarded 500 Home Run Club member with unimpeachable first hand provenance. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and auction LOA from JSA: EX $18,000.00 ($20,000-$30,000) Closed to online bidding $18,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 240 1988 Harmon Killebrew presentational -Babe Ruth Crown.+ Highly visual award piece bears striking resemblance to the -Sultan of Swat Award+ which was an honor bestowed each year, starting in 1956, to the player with the highest slugging percentage. The roster of recipients read like a who+s who of great hitters incl. Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, Ernie Banks, Harmon Killebrew, and even Joe DiMaggio whom was honored in 1956 for his 1939 season statistics. This later period piece, awarded by the same organization, offers similar display value with some subtle differences in text/design. Done in brass with affixed placard at front that reads, in both applied block letter and engraved text, -Babe Ruth Crown Presented to Harmon Killebrew, For Outstanding Batting Achievements, January 15, 1988, Maryland Professional Baseball Players Association.+ The (6) -points+ are each done to resemble a baseball diamond with colored jewel fitted at center. Ringing the body are applied crossed bat/ball decor pieces alternating with engraved career related statistics/notations. In fine overall condition missing one small brass applique and just a hint of light tarnish: NM $35,000.00 ($40,000-$60,000) Closed to online bidding $35,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 346 Willie Mays 1967 MLB All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 34.2oz. Burned into the barrel end is "All Star Game, Mays, 1967 - Anaheim" in block lettering. Model number "S2" is stamped in the knob. Very light usage wear can be observed on the barrel along with a hint of other wear/discoloration. Mays made four plate appearances during the game which was one of a record tying (24) that he appeared in. From his 1954 MVP season through his last in 1973, Mays was a mainstay at the Midsummer Classic twice being voted it's Most Valuable Player. "They invented the All-Star Game" said Ted Williams, "for Willie Mays." Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and auction LOA from JSA (a period signature of Fergie Jenkins appears on the back of the barrel): EX $8,000.00 ($10,000-$20,000) Closed to online bidding DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 347 Hank Aaron 1967 MLB All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 32.4oz. Block lettered into the barrel end is "All Star Game 1967 - Anaheim" along with a Hank Aaron facsimile signature. Model number "A99" is stamped in the knob which has a period factory applied "32 1/2" weight notation. Mild use and surface wear can be observed throughout. Alongside Willie Mays and Stan Musial, Aaron is tied for most All-Star appearances in Major League history having been involved in every game played from 1955 to 1975. Bats produced for use at these events are, by nature, exceptionally desirable with the offered being one of the few of Aaron's to have made it's way into the marketplace. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $9,500.00 ($10,000-$20,000) Closed to online bidding $9,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 360 Important September 9, 1965 Sandy Koufax autographed Perfect Game baseball. The six year stretch from 1961 to 1966 was simply dominated by Sandy Koufax. Taking the mound in Los Angeles on September 9, Koufax and Cubs pitcher Bob Hendley dueled for (9) innings with Chicago allowing just one run to score. It was all Koufax needed; for the 8th time in Major League history a perfect game was recorded and Jeff Torborg, then 23 years old and in his second season of play, was behind the plate catching. Following the game a photographer captured the moment when a timid Torborg can be seen in the locker room as Koufax inscribes a ball to his battery mate. Spalding W.Giles Official National League baseball displaying light but appropriate use/wear is inscribed on a side panel, "To Jeff, Best wishes + thanks for a good game" and signed on another "Sandy Koufax." Both signature and inscription have faded in the ensuing years - understandable as it was a prized keepsake of Torborg and long displayed within his home. "Perfect Game 1-0" is written across the sweetspot (by Torborg) along with some other game related notations which have faded as well. The signature/inscription(s) rate approx. 4/5-5 out of 10 and a small portion was gone over at a later date (clearly defined and in differently colored ink). $11,000.00 ($10,000-$15,000) Closed to online bidding $11,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 387 Fine 1961 Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates professional model home jersey. Cream color vest style flannel jersey retains it original "Pirates" team lettering across the front with "9" on the reverse. Rawlings tagging affixed to tail front along with "Mazeroski 44 61" chain stitched in black. Dry clean tag with "Set 1 1961" set tag inside tail front. The shirt show superb use and wash wear while retaining a striking original visual appearance. Signed by Mazeroski in blue sharpie across the tail front. Bill Mazeroski remains to date one of the most revered names in Pirates team history most notably for his iconic walk off home run on game #7 of the 1960 World Series. One of the finest specimens of a Mazeroski game jersey that we have handled in addition to numbering as one of a scant few documented exemplars from the 1960s era. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (jersey) and JSA (autograph): EX $15,000.00 ($20,000-$40,000) Closed to online bidding $15,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 432 1979 Mike Flanagan Cy Young Award. Important original award as presented to Flanagan following the Baltimore Orioles 1979 American League Championship season in which he won a League leading (23) games and struck out (190) with a 3.09 ERA. Black painted wooden plaque with affixed silver plated figural pitching arm positioned above placard which reads in relief, "Presented to Mike Flanagan Most Valuable Pitcher American League 1979". Measures 16.5"x 13.25" and retains "Balfour" manufacturers tacked on metal plate on back. Incidental scattered light wear and minimal tarnish. Highly desirable piece representing one of the most recognizable high honors which can be bestowed upon an athlete across the entire spectrum of sport. Includes letter of provenance from the Flanagan Family: EX/MT $35,000.00 ($30,000-$50,000) Closed to online bidding $35,000.00

 
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