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See a Picture of this Item 40 Fine Carlton Fisk bronze by Lou Cella. Exceptional fine art bronze done in the fashion of the full sized original which was placed at U.S. Cellular Field on July 8, 2005. Well executed with noteworthy attention to detail and one of only a handful released by the artist. Stands approx. 10" tall with patinated surface showing no mentionable wear. Includes LOA from The Chicago White Sox: NM $1,000.00 $1,100.00 ($4,000-$6,000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 87 Exceptional and rare Minnie Minoso custom made wristwatch by Patek Philippe. One of Minoso's most cherished watches as evidenced by extensive period images depicting Minoso wearing the offered watch over many years. 18K goild watch of the highest quality craftsmanship showing evident use including surface wear and a small repair to the gold mesh band. "OM" monogram is found in silver overlay on the clasp attachment piece. Marked 18K and remains in running order. Vintage Patek Phulippe wristwatches are among the most cherished and highly sought after in the category with this particulare example ranking and one of the finer we have handled. Includes photo of Minoso wearing the watch and a letter of provenance from the Minoso family: EX $1,870.00 $2,057.00 ($5,000-$7,500) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 88 1993 Minnie Minoso St. Paul Saints Northern League Championship ring. Original 10K gold ring as presented to Minoso for his participation on the St. Paul Saints Minor League team that captured the inaugural Northern League Championship in 1993. Interlocked "SP" on the top of the ring set in a black field with "Saints Northern League Champions" lettering encircling. One side panel features "Minoso" name above Saints insignia and his uniform #18 with the other side panel having Northern League titling and champions notation. Marked 10K on interior ring band along with manufacturer hallmark. Very fine overall condition with few small flakes to the black field on ring top. Unique and desirable ring dating to Minoso's ceremonial one game participation as a player during the 1993 season which enabled him to claim the record of being the only professional player to play in six decades. Includes letter of provenance from the Minoso family: EX $800.00 $880.00 ($3,000-$4,000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 89 Superb Minnie Minoso bronze statue after the full size stadium model c.2004. Exceptional quality bronze figural statue as presented to Minoso in honor of the dedication of the full size statue version unveiled at U.S. Cellular Field on September 19, 2004. The offered statue stands 18" tall with very fine craftsmanship and execution to detail depicting Minoso in Chicago White Sox uniform with #9 on back. Condition presents as outstanding with light patination and minimal surface wear. The lot is accompanied by (2) 8"x10" color images picturing Minoso at the stadium statue unveiling. Includes letter of provenance from the Minoso family: NM $1,300.00 $1,430.00 ($5,000-$7,500) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 104 Minnie Minoso 1960 Gold Glove award. Significant award as presented to Minoso in recognition of his outstanding defensive accomplishments for the 1960 season. Handsome mahogany plinth style base and backsplash having applied engraved brass appointments denoting Minoso's inclusion among the American League Gold Glove recipients. The brass placards on base and backsplash each display some mild areas of "pitting" under the polished surface from age corrosion. Overall appearance is very fine. Minoso's prowess as an exceptional defensive outfielder was well known during the 1950-60s era consistently ranking among the elite players in the league. The 1960 season was his finest defensive campaign leading all Major League left fielders in putouts, assists, and double plays capturing the offered Gold Glove Award which was his final of three earned during his career. Includes letter of provenance from the Minoso family: EX-EX/MT $5,000.00 $5,500.00 ($20,000-$40,000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 105 1957 Minnie Minoso Gold Glove Award (retroactively presented). Very fine Rawlings award as presented to Minoso in honor of his outstanding defensive season in 1957. The award features a central plinth with applied brass placard depicting an image of Minoso on the front. Very fine condition overall with a small scratch on bottom nameplate and a few very minor indentations. The offererd Gold Glove Award was presented to Minoso at a later date to replace the original award as given by Rawlings. Includes letter of provenance from the Minoso family: EX-MT $3,025.00 $3,328.00 ($10,000-$20,000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 111 Important 1959 Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox AL Championship ring. Minnie Minoso played for the Chicago White Sox from 1951-57 developing into an elite player with three All-Star appearances and finished within the top five for the AL MVP voting twice. His exceptional play and leadership, exhibited both on and off the field, played a substantial role in the White Sox resurgence as a winning club during the 1950s era. At the end of the 1957 season Minoso was traded to the Cleveland Indians for pitcher Early Wynn. The trade proved to be a key move by the club en route to the -Go Go White Sox+ of 1959 who captured the American League pennant. Although Minoso enjoyed several of the finest seasons of his career with the Indians he was deeply disappointed not to have been able to participate in the magical 1959 season with the White Sox. In December of 1959, White Sox owner Bill Veeck traded with the Indians again to get Minoso back with the team. In appreciation for all that Minnie had done for the club during the 1950s period in contributing to their success in 1959 Minoso was presented with a 1959 AL Championship ring in the beginning of the 1960 season. It was an unprecedented and significant gesture which clearly illustrated the high regard in which Minoso was held by the White Sox franchise and Veeck himself. Offered is the original 1959 Chicago White Sox American League Championship ring as presented to Minoso by Bill Veeck. Elegantly simplistic in design the 14K gold ring features an inset panel on top with a central diamond having -White Sox+ gold inlay on royal blue field. -American League Champions 1959+ lettering encircles the center panel. -O.Minoso+ name engraved on the interior ring band along with proper Balfour 14K hallmarks. Overall condition is very fine with some expected wear to the surface area of the ring top including a small fissure in the blue field under the diamond. Highly desirable and significant championship ring which is most $4,598.00 $5,058.00 ($15,000-$30.000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 153 Significant Minnie Minoso Mexican Hall of Fame induction ring. Minoso played and managed within the Mexican League from 1964 to 1973 and is one of a select group of Major League Players to have been bestowed with that honor. Ornate 10K gold ring features a small inset ruby on top with "Salon De La Fama Miembro" lettering encircling. One side panel displays Mexican Hall of Fame insignia with the other side panel having several baseball graphics. Marked 10K on interior ring band with manfacturer hallmark and "OMM" inititals for Minoso. General light surface wear overall with a tiny chip to the inset ruby. Very desirable and uncommon Mexican Hall of Fame ring with primary source provenance. Includes letter of provenance from the Minoso family: EX $1,573.00 $1,730.00 ($5,000-$10,000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 215 Important 1913-14 White Sox and Giants World Tour journal with numerous player and dignitary autographs. Red leather tri-fold travel journal is gilt lettered "My Trip Abroad" on the front with the name "Mrs. James Callahan" on the interior. A handwritten account including detail related to travel, games, and players, as dutifully recorded by the wife of Manager James Callahan, fills a good number of the interior pages. Also inside are (4) pages of autographs which include players, their wives, and other participants. Notable signers incl. Buck Weaver, Tris Speaker, Red Faber, Bill Klem, Mike Donlin, Germany Schaefer, Lee Magee, Bunny Hearne, Ivy Wingo,Tom Daly, and Steve Evans. Additionally, there are several other signatures incl. Charles Comiskey, Jim Thorpe, John McGraw, Sam Crawford, Hooks Wiltse, and Larry Doyle. These particular autographs are currently under review to confirm whether signed by the individuals or their respective spouses and will be updated within our online description prior to the auction. Ink/pencil handwriting and signatures rate 7 to 8 out of 10. Book itself has mild general handling wear with some chipping and very small tears to exterior leather casement. Includes full LOA from JSA and a letter of provenance from the Callahan family: Book: EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM $2,500.00 $2,750.00 ($10,000-$15,000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 231 Rare c.1930s Luke Appling professional model baseball bat (side written Ben Chapman). Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with "Appling" block lettered into the barrel measures 34.5" long and weighs 34oz. Strong usage wear evident throughout with a handle crack. The bat is side written in grease pencil, "34oz. Ben Chapman 5-29-39" indicating return to the factory to be used as a model for future orders. Accordingly, it was then vault marked "C10" on either end. Although they would not play on the same team until the 1941 White Sox season, Appling and Chapman had crossed paths before when both represented the American League at the 1936 All-Star Game. It was likely at this point, or another meeting, that Chapman secured one of Appling's bats and took such a liking to the model that he asked it be used as the template for his future orders. A notably rare bat with Appling pro model examples seldom offered. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $1,000.00 $1,100.00 ($4,000-$6,000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 245 Extremely scarce Peanuts Lowery 1945 Chicago Cubs National League Championship ring. The 1945 National season was finally to be -the year+ for baseball fans on the North Side of Chicago. After besting the might St. Louis Cardinals to capture the NL pennant the Cubbies took a 2 games to 1 lead in the World Series over the Detroit Tigers with the series headed back to Chicago. It appeared as though the championship drought was about to end. Enter Mr. Williams -Billy Goat+ Sianis (Owner of Chicago+s famed Billy Goat Tavern). Sianis had purchased two tickets to Game #4 at Wrigley Field, one for himself and one for -Murphy+ his pet Billy Goat. Based on the uncomfortable -aroma+ emitted from Murphy the Wrigley Field ushers asked Sianis to leave the stadium. As legend and local lore have it, Sianis was said to have exclaimed that -The Cubs ain+t gonna win no more. The Cubs will never win a World Series so long as the goat is not allowed in Wrigley Field.+ The rest was history as the Cubs lost 3 of the next 4 games to lose the Series and the -Curse of the Billy Goat+ was born. The offered 1945 Chicago Cubs NL Championship ring represents the first documented example to have been sold at public auction. Handsome 14K gold ring fashioned in the classic style of other 1940s era championship rings having a central inset diamond set within a red field. Diamond is surrounded by gold lettering inlaid on blue enamelwork, -National League Champions+. Side panels feature ornate baseball d√Ącor with crossed bats, glove, and ball having -Cubs+ titling at top. 1945 dating is found (across both side panels, 19 and 45) near the top portion. Interior ring band is properly marked 14K with -Peanuts Lowery+ name engraved within. Overall condition is outstanding with some relatively minor surface wear predominantly to the top panel. The scarcity of war time championship rings, particularly NL or AL titles, is well established. The extreme rarity of this particular ring may well be expl $6,050.00 $6,655.00 ($20,000-$30,000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 248 Ernie Banks professional model baseball bat c.1961-64. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball with Banks facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 31.6oz. Model number "S2" is factory stamped in the knob which has a vintage "14" player number written on in marker. Strong usage wear evident throughout with ball/contact marks to the barrel which has some grain swelling and separation. Scraps of vintage tape remain on the handle which appears to have a small repaired crack. A very nice example dating the heart of Mr. Cubs' storied career in Chicago. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $1,300.00 $1,430.00 ($5,000-$7,500) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 258 Unique President Barack Obama autographed Chicago Cubs jersey. Custom made Chicago Cubs model jersey with "Obama 08" on the back signed in black sharpie by President Obama underneath. Signature presents very nicely rating 8/9 out of 10. Highly uncommon offering of a Presidential signed jersey of any type with the offered example being the only President Obama specimen we have encountered. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA: NM $500.00 $550.00 ($2,000-$4,000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 273 Rare c.1950s Nellie Fox attributed Chicago White Sox professional model hat with prototype helmet insert. Classic cap done in deep blue with red and white embroidered "Sox" team logo. A "Wilson Professional Cap" manufacturers tag remains on the interior leather band which has size "7" stamped on the underside. Inside is an exceedinly rare early batting helmet like plastic insert with brown leather padding. Both this insert and the cap itself have the player number "2" written on in period marker. The pair remain in outstanding overall condition with light general usage and age related wear. $605.00 $666.00 ($2,000-$4,000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 275 Fine Nelson Fox professional model baseball bat c.1955-56. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat with Fox facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 33" long and weighs 32.2oz. Model number "C12" has been factory stamped in the knob. Substantial usage wear can be found throughout with mild grain swelling to the barrel which is covered in ball stitch, contact, and cleat marks. The offered bat can traced through factory records to orders placed and shipped only during the 1955 and 56 seasons; years in which he hit .311 and .296, respectively, and made (2) of his (12) total All-Star Game appearances. It was the heart of his (14) year run with the White Sox during which he won (3) Gold Gloves and earned the 1959 American League MVP Award while leading his team to the pennant. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions, MEARS (graded "A8"), and PSA/DNA: EX $605.00 $666.00 ($2,000-$4,000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 292 1959 Chicago White Sox American League Champions team signed half bat. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Harry Simpson facsimile signature burned into the barrel has "1959" and "Sox" lettered on the upper handle. Signed throughout the barrel end by (29) incl. Simpson, Nellie Fox, Norm Cash, Al Lopez, Early Wynn, Luis Aparicio, Sherm Lollar, and others. All are done in brilliant black India ink rating uniform 8/9 out of 10 or better. Game model bat has been split resulting in a flat back with a hint of natural age related toning. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA (autographs graded "10"): Sig. NM-MT, Bat EX $500.00 $550.00 ($2,000-$4,000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 329 Fine Ken Griffey Jr. professional model baseball bat c.2001-2002. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 33 3/4" long and weighs 32 oz. with model number G176 stamped on barrel end. Barrel end displays Ken Groffey Jr.facsimile signature along with desirable "Swingman" stamping variant. Exceptional use visible throughout including ball marks, stitching impressions, pine tar residue, handle crack (lightly visible under the trademark Griffey Jr. "criss cross" handle tape. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA: EX $605.00 $666.00 ($2,000-$3,000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 342 1959 Chicago White Sox American League Champions 10K gold sample ring. Classic design features a vibrant blue face which is engraved "White Sox" and having a cz accent stone in the center. Lettered around the edge, "1959 American League Champions." "LGB 10K" Hallmark appears inside along with additional manufacturer markings indicative of a sample ring. Ring weighs (25) grams and is size (10) with no mentionable wear. Very rare and desirable sample style with note to its ownership by the notable Chicago sports icon. Includes letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: NM $1,099.00 $1,209.00 ($2,500-$5,000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 346 2005 Jerome Holtzman Chicago White Sox World Series Champions wristwatch. Stainless steel Tourneau Swiss wristwatch displays the "Sox" team logo and World Series trophy on front face which is flanked by rows of diamonds on either side (20 total stones). Engraved "Jerome Holtzman" on the back which is further marked, "Stainless Steel Case Water Resistant 3ATM." Housed in the original presentational wooden box which is laser etched with a "World Series Champions 2005" logo and the name, "Jerome Holtzman." In fine overall condition with no mentionable wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Holtzman family: NM $500.00 $550.00 ($2,000-$4,000) Open Place a Bid
See a Picture of this Item 423 Rare 2005 Pedro Lopez Chicago White Sox World Series Championship ring. The 2005 Chicago White Sox captured the hearts of the South Side faithful with a combination of talented and gritty players. The team ended the season with an American League best record of 99-63 en route to a convincing sweep of the Houston Astros in the World Series. The title was the first for the club since the 1917 season ending a drought of nearly 90 years. Tastefully executed ring with a diamond appointed -Sox+ team logo displayed on upper black stone background encircled by a total of (58) additional diamonds in two rows. On one shank, in relief, is the text -World Champions 2005+ with the -11-1+ postseason record noted below. Opposite has the player name -Lopez+ along with regular season -99-63+ team record, MLB logo, and player number -62.+ The ring is size (9.5-10) with no mentionable wear and is marked -Jostens 14K+ on the interior band. Included original box is one of the more substantive of its+ type with inset team logo on top, Millennium trophy on front, and a -Pedro Lopez+ nameplate affixed. Overall condition presents as outstanding with minimal visible wear. One of only a scant few examples to have entered the public market place. Includes letter of provenance from Pedro Lopez: NM $6,050.00 $6,655.00 ($20,000-$40,000) Open Place a Bid