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Baseball Memorabilia   38 Lots       »   

Lot 89.  1925 “Great American (Baseball) Game.” Frantz Manufacturing of Sterling, Ill., produced this tin litho and wood mechanical game, which features colorful graphics. About 9” x 13” x up to 3 ¼” tall, the game is in working order. The tin board, while showing wear, remains bright and attractive. Vg to vg-ex. Six wooden game pieces are present. The instructions are intact on the under side of the board. Batter up!
Winning Bid $218.

Lot 90.  Two Different Vintage Parker Brothers Peg Base Ball Games. The 1908 version, which has the original dice and 13 original game pieces, features excellent vintage graphics. There are some light pencil markings on the cover and a “p” for the pitcher on the game board. Otherwise, the box and board are sturdy, free of tears or significant creases and showing only some wear along the side edges of the lid. The 1930s-40s edition has several scuffs on it, and two corners are reinforced on the inside. Otherwise, the lid is free of creases, and the board is ex-m. The game has one die and 10 game pieces.
Winning Bid $104.

Lot 91.  2 Rare WWII Military Baseball Programs with DiMaggio, Other Major Leaguers. World War II interrupted the careers of major league players; many then represented service teams. Joe DiMaggio is on the cover of a Sept. 4, 1944 eight-page program for a game in Hawaii between the 7th Army Air Force and the Maui All-Stars. Besides DiMaggio, the Air Force squad included Bob Dillinger, Walter Judnich, Ferris Fain, Charlie Silvera, Red Ruffing and Joe Gordon. The Maui team consisted of minor league and college players. The second program, consisting of four pages, is for Hawaii games between the Army All-Stars and the Navy All-Stars. The Army team was made up primarily of 7th Air Force players. Bill Dickey managed the Navy team, and his players included Pee Wee Reese, Phil Rizzuto, Johnny Mize, Dom DiMaggio, Schoolboy Rowe, Virgil Trucks and Hugh Casey. The Army-Navy program is glued inside the back page of the Air Force-Maui program. Otherwise, the programs are vg, and rare.
Winning Bid $242.

Lot 92.  Al Kaline 17” x 19 ½” Original Cardboard Advertising Display for Cooper Tires. This magnificent orange, black and white display features Kaline in full uniform preparing to throw a ball. Other graphics are a vintage wide white-walled tire and the Cooper tire logo. The text has the “star performer for the Detroit Tigers” saying: “I ride on Cooper 3-D Safety-Premium nylon tires when I am on the road.” A facsimile signature follows. The original easel remains attached to the back.
Winning Bid $198.

Lot 93.  Original Balfour Artwork for the 1991 Hall of Fame Induction Pin + the Pin Itself. In 1991, the Hall of Fame added five new members: Rod Carew, Ferguson Jenkins, Tony Lazzeri, Gaylord Perry and Bill Veeck. Norm Shorrock, Balfour artist and executive vice president, created the Hall of Fame pin that honors these five men. Offered here is Shorrock’s original artwork, which Balfour used to produce the pin. The artwork is 6” x 7” on 9” x 12” art board inside a Balfour presentation folder. Nm-m. It comes with a nm-m copy of the pin inside the original box.
Minimum Bid $200.

Lot 94.  Original Oil-on-Canvas Painting of Ty Cobb by Gerald Cravath. Cobb is shown in his unique batting pose. The canvas is 16” x 20” ornately framed to 24 ½” x 28 ½”.
Winning Bid $185.

Lot 95.  Original Lou Gehrig Oil-on-Canvas Painting by Gerald Cravath. This dramatic 16” x 20” image of the Yankee great is contained in a 23 ½” x 27 ½” ornate frame.
Winning Bid $869.

Lot 96.  Vintage Baseball Watch Fob. A class-act must have used this watch fob. The porcelain baseball revolves in a decorative metal clasp with a 19” gold-colored chain attached. Truly special.
Winning Bid $68.

Lot 97.  Vintage Walking Stick Topped by a Porcelain Baseball. The porcelain ball, with a diameter of about 1 ½”, rests atop the 34” stick, which is about ½” in diameter. Over the year, use has resulted in the loss of about 20% of the paint from the blue stick. The ball is ex-m.
Winning Bid $75.

Lot 98.  1930 Pennsylvania Railroad Menu for the N.L. Champion St. Louis Cardinals. After capturing the National League pennant, the Cardinals traveled by train to Philadelphia for the first two games of the World Series. The menu given to the players on the train is headlined “St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Club, National League Champions 1930.” It’s a breakfast menu, and the most expensive item was a “minute steak” with potatoes for $1.25. Domestic and imported cigars were offered, as well as aspirin and Bromo-Seltzer. Vg+ to ex menu printed in orange and black on white.
Minimum Bid $50.

Lot 99.  Stan Musial Signed Autobiography, Ticket Stub, Pass from His Final Game. On the front end-page of his book, Stan Musial: “The Man’s” Own Story, Musial placed a large, bold sharpie signature that rates a 10. A stated first edition, the book is nm with a vg-ex dj. From Musial’s final game on Sept. 29, 1963, a ticket stub and a grand stand pass. Each has a staple hole. Underappreciated today, Musial was highly regarded during his career. In 1956, The Sporting News named him the “Player of the Decade.” His statistics compare favorably with Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams’. As a bonus: snapshots of Musial and his locker, two 3 ½” “Stan the Man” pins and a 4/19/58 Saturday Evening Post with an article on Musial. Autograph authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $83.

Lot 100.  1931 Brooklyn Base Ball Club Season Pass. This great pass provided entrée to Ebbets Field for F. C. Lane during the 1931 season. It is in superb condition, free of creases and full of character. Lane was editor of Baseball Magazine from 1912-37.
Winning Bid $92.

Lot 101.  Original Wire Photos of Jim Gilliam - N.L. Rookie of the Year, Minor League MVP. A favorite among Brooklyn fans, Gilliam followed Jackie Robinson, Don Newcombe and Joe Black as Dodgers’ African-American players who captured Rookie of the Year honors. Gilliam was selected by the Baseball Writers Association in 1953. A 7” x 9” “INP Soundphoto” dated Dec. 12, 1953, shows Gilliam kneeling with a bat and announces the award. Three small edge tears; strong photo. A 4” x 9” AP wirephoto dated Sept. 3, 1952, pictures Gilliam as the Most Valuable Player of the International League. Vg, looks better. Both photos are from the archives of the San Fran- cisco Examiner.
Winning Bid $138.

Lot 102.  116 First-Day Envelopes with the 20-Cent Babe Ruth Commemorative Stamp. The Post Office issued the stamps in Chicago on July 6, 1983, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Major League Baseball’s All-Star game. The first day of issue envelopes, produced by various companies, are all different. Generally, they are nm-m. Eleven feature “Z” cachet artwork.
Winning Bid $100.

Lot 103.  1950s Babe Ruth Statue from the Red Top Brewing Hall of Fame Series. This 7 ½” heavy-metal silver-gray figure was part of a promotional display. It has two screw-holes in the back where it attached to the rest of the display.
Winning Bid $138.
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