Lot 5. NY Yankees 1942 Team Baseball Signed by McCarthy, DiMaggio, Dickey and Gomez. Twenty-four autographs are on an ex-m Official American League Harridge baseball. Fourteen signatures are ex 5 to nm 7. They include Joe McCarthy (nm 7) on the sweet spot; George Selkirk, Jim Turner, Hank Borowy and Joe DiMaggio (ex 5 to ex-m 6) on the north panel; Marv Breuer and Bud Hassett on the south; Lefty Grove (ex 5) on the east; and Bill Dickey (ex-m 6), Roy Cullenbine, Charlie Keller, Arthur Fletcher (coach), Tuck Stainback and a second Joe DiMaggio (ex 5 to ex-m 6) autograph on the west. Eight more autographs are generally vg-ex 4, with some vg-ex 4 to ex 5: Rollie Hemsley (vg 3 to vg-ex 4) above McCarthy on the sweet spot; Phil Rizzuto and Spud Chandler on the north; Red Ruffing, Red Rolfe, John Lindell, Ernie (Tiny) Bonham and one indecipherable on the south; and Johnny Murphy on the east. The ball also has a clubhouse Joe Gordon signature. These Yankees finished the season atop the American League, nine games ahead of the Red Sox. In the World Series, they lost to the Cardinals in five games.
Winning Bid $1,129
Lot 6. 80 Different Baseball HoF Autographs on 8” x 10 Photos. Unless otherwise noted, these 80 signatures are nm-m 8 or better on black & white photos: Hank Aaron (ex-m 6), Luis Aparicio (color photo), “Luke” Appling, Rich Ashburn (color), Earl Averill, Ernie Banks (color photo), “Al” Barlick, James “Cool Papa” Bell, Yogi Berra, Lou Boudreau, Lou Brock, Jim Bunning (color), Steve Carlton (color), Orlando Cepeda (color), A.B. Chandler, Jocko Conlan, Stanley Coveleski, Ray Dandridge (color), Leon Day, Bill Dickey (ex 5), Larry Doby (color), Bob Doerr, Bob Feller, Rick Ferrell, Rollie Fingers (color), Whitey Ford, Chas. Gehringer, Lefty Gomez, Goose Gossage (color), Hank Greenberg, Burleigh A. Grimes, Doug Harvey, Billy Herman, Waite C Hoyt, Carl Hubbell (pictured with Lou Gehrig), Monte Irvin, Judy Johnson (personalized), Al Kaline, George Kell, George L. Kelly, Harmon Killebrew, Ralph Kiner, Bob Lemon (nm 7 to nm-m 8), Buck Leonard, Al Lopez, Ted Lyons, Eddie Mathews, Lee MacPhail, Juan Marichal, Willie Mays (signed a reproduction of a 1954 “Time” cover), Bill Mazeroski, Joe McCarthy, Willie McCovey (color), Johnny Mize, Eddie Murray (color), Stan Musial, Hal Newhouser (color), Phil Niekro (color), Tony Perez (color), Gaylord Perry (color), Pee Wee Reese, Phil Rizzuto (color), Robin Roberts (ex-m 6 to nm 7), Brooks Robinson (color), Frank Robinson, Edd Roush, Red Schoendienst (color), Joe Sewell, Enos Slaughter, Duke Snider, Warren Spahn, Don Sutton (color), Wm H (Bill) Terry, Lloyd Waner (added “Little Poison”), Earl Weaver (ex 5 to ex-m 6, strong autograph, dark background), Hoyt Wilhelm, Billy Williams (color), Dick Williams (color), Dave Winfield (color) and Early Wynn.
Winning Bid $2,004
Lot 7. Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Willie Mays Autographs on an 8” x 10” B&W Photo. Mint 9 to gem mint 10 Sharpie signatures by these stars of the 1940s-60s. Despite significant changes in baseball and their combined loss of more than seven seasons to military service, these baseball icons still rank among the top 32 in home runs and the top 15 in runs batted in. On its list of 100 Greatest Players of the 20th century, “The Sporting News ranked Mays second, Williams eighth and Musial tenth.
Winning Bid $321
Lot 8. Scarce Lou Brock Signed Letter on Cardinals Stationery. Letters signed by Brock are scarce. This autograph is nm-m 8 to mint 9 on a 1978 letter with this baseball content: “Breaking Ty Cobb’s record was a big honor for me and it was nice to receive your letter of congratulations.” And “I’m looking forward to seeing that plaque in the Hall of Fame showing Louis Clark Brock had a lifetime total in excess of 3,000 hits and 1,000 stolen bases.” Brock surpassed his first goal but fell short of his second. In his first year of eligibility in 1985, he was elected to the Hall of Fame. He died last year at the age of 81.
Winning Bid $403
Lot 141. 6 Signed Perez-Steele 1980s Great Moments Cards – Banks, Ted Williams, Etc. These nicely designed 6” x 8” cards present the autographs of Luis Aparicio (HoF 1984), Ernie Banks (HoF 1977, died 2015), Chas. Gehringer (HoF1949, d. 1993), Carl Hubbell (HoF 1947, d. 1988), Brooks Robinson (HoF 1983) and Ted Williams (HoF 1966, d. 2001). The signatures average mint 9. Banks, Gehringer, Hubbell and Williams were among the top 50 players on “The Sporting News” list of Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players.
Winning Bid $264
Lot 142. Negro League Baseball Players Association Limited Edition Poster Signed by 41 Including HoFers. Among the signers are Baseball Hall of Fame members Buck Leonard, Leon Day and Monte Irvin. Signed in multiple colors, this 11” x 17” poster from 1990 serves as an attention-grabbing display item. The other autographs are by Harry Barnes, Gene Benson, Garnett E. Blair, Bill Byrd, Marlin Carter, Jimmie Crutchfield, Rodolfo Fernandez, “Piper” Davis, Mahlon Duckett, Claro Durany, Frank Evans, Wilmer Fields, Geo. Giles, Stanley Glenn, Wiley Griggs, Nap Gulley, Bob Harvey, Jehosie Heard, Bubba Hyde, Josh Johnson, Larry Kimbrough, Elmer Knox, Lester Lockett, Max Manning, Verdell Mathis, Gready McKinnis, Joe Moses, Pat Patterson, Willie Pope, Double Duty Radcliffe (signed twice), Thomas Sampson, Jake Sanders, Freddie Shepard, Al Spearman, Bob Thurman, Quincy T. Trouppe, Armando Vazquez and Bill Wright. This poster originated in the Wilmer Fields autograph collection. The autographs are strong, nm-m 8 to gem mint 10.
Winning Bid $1,274
Lot 143. 100+ Autographs (7 HoFers) on the Covers of Chicago Cubs Scorecards, 1965-75. This collection also includes some tough autographs, and some duplication as well. The signatures are generally nm-m 8 and better. The Hall of Fame signers are Willie McCovey, Dizzy Dean, Willie Stargell, Leo Durocher, Juan Marichal, Jim Bunning and Lou Boudreau. The programs autographed by Marichal and Boudreau are single-signed. Here is the list of autographs by program: 1. 1965 vs. Cincinnati signed by (4) - Don Kessinger, Chris Krug, John Tsitouris and Jim Stewart. 2. 1965 vs. San Francisco signed by (11) - Masanori Murakami (the first Japanese MLB player!), Willie McCovey (strong signature on a blue background), Mateo Alou, Jesus Alou, Bob Priddy, Dick Schofield, Jack Hiatt, Jim Hart, Charlie Fox, Herman Franks and Tito Fuentes. 3. 1966 vs. Atlanta signed by (5) - Dizzy Dean, Fred Fitzsimmons, Jo Jo White, Grover Resinger and Chuck Estrada. 4. 1965 vs. Houston signed by (5) - Walt Bond, Billy Bruton, Jimmie Adair, Bob Lillis and Cal Koonce. 5. 1965 vs. Pittsburgh signed by (9) - Willie Stargell, Jim Pagliaroni, Johnny Pesky, Clyde King, Bob Oliver, Woodie Fryman, George Spriggs, Jerry Lynch, and Gene Alley. 6. 1966 vs. Los Angeles signed by (11) - Leo Durocher, Joe Black, Tom Davis, Ron Fairly, Willie Davis, Jim Lefebvre, Nate Oliver, Lou Johnson, Randy Hundley, Preston Gomez and John Herrnstein. 7. 1966 vs. Cincinnati signed by (7) - Verlon Walker (Cubs Coach, died 1971), Pete Rose, Tom Harper, Tommy Helms, Mel Queen, Kenny Holtzman and Gerry Arrigo. 8. 1966 vs. St. Louis signed by (13) Cubs and WHITE SOX players from different eras - Don Bryant, Don Kolloway, Dave Nicholson, Paul Popovich, Bob Hale, Andy Pafko, Bob Will, Carlos May, Don Pavletich, Ed Bouchee, Al Pilarcik, Ross Baumgarten and Rich Nye. 9. 1966 vs. San Francisco signed by Juan Marichal. 10. 1967 vs. New York signed by (13) including a mix of Mets, Cubs, and WHITE SOX from different eras - Don Kolloway, Greg Goosen, Dave Nicholson, Paul Popovich, Bob Hale, Andy Pafko, Bob Will, Carlos May, Sheriff Robinson, Don Pavletich, Ed Bouchee, Al Pilarcik, and one other. 11. 1967 vs. Philadelphia signed by Rich Allen, Jim Bunning, and Antonio (Tony) Gonzalez. 12. 1970 vs. San Francisco signed by (12) including a mix of Cubs, Giants, and WHITE SOX from different eras - Ken Henderson, Jerry Hairston, J. C. Martin, Don Kolloway, Paul Popovich, Bob Hale, Andy Pafko, Bob Will, Don Pavletich, Ross Baumgarten, Don Elston and one other. 13. 1972 vs. Houston (program scored) signed by (13) including a mix of Cubs and WHITE SOX from different eras - Dave Nicholson, Rich Nye, Jim Brosnan, Don Kolloway, Paul Popovich, Bob Hale, Andy Pafko, Carlos May, Ed Bouchee, Al Pilarcik, Bob Will, Ross Baumgarten and one other. 14. 1974 vs. Los Angeles (partially scored) signed by (4) - Matt Alexander, Willie Crawford, Ken McMullen, and Tom Lundstedt. (Note: An unknown hand has identified each autograph in pencil). 15. 1974 vs. Cincinnati signed by Carmen Fanzone in pencil (“Carmen Fanzone” identifier also printed in an unknown hand). And 16. 1975 vs. Cincinnati signed by Lou Boudreau.
Winning Bid $390
Lot 144. 10 Autographs by HoF Manager Sparky Anderson. In 1995, Anderson’s Detroit Tigers closed out the season in Baltimore with a three-game series that concluded on Oct. 1. Anderson’s autograph is boldly applied to the covers of five copies of “Orioles Magazine,” the program for the series, and a four-page insert that includes the teams’ roster. Cal Ripken and Brady Anderson are on the magazine cover. The autographs on the magazines are mint 9 or better, and on the inserts, at least nm-m 8. Anderson played one year in the Majors for Philadelphia and then found success as a manager. It was Jack Kent Cooke, then owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs minor league team, who recognized Anderson’s coaching potential and gave him his first job. Subsequently, Anderson was named A.L. Manager of the Year twice, and he led the Cincinnati Reds to two World Championships and the Detroit Tigers to another. Anderson entered the Hall of Fame in 2000. He died in 2010.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 145. Roy Campanella Autographed 1990-91 Salvino Sport Legends 10. 25” Figurine. Mint in its original packaging and box, the figurine is #1935 of 2000 “approved and autographed by Roy Campanella and similarly approved by Salvino Sport Legends,” according to an accompanying Certificate of Authenticity with a Rick Salvino signature. The autograph is mint 9 on a signature plaque adhered to the figurine. It comes with letter that has a John Frischman signature dated March 31, 1991, stating that he “personally witnessed Roy Campanella sign his name.” Campanella is widely considered one of the best catcher’s in baseball history. In 1999, “The Sporting News” ranked him 50th on its list of 100 Greatest Baseball Players. In 1958, an auto accident left him paralyzed. He died in 1993.
Winning Bid $180
Lot 146. Mickey Cochrane Handwritten 1945 World War II Letter to His Wife. Cochrane was only 34 in 1937 when a pitch from Bump Hadley fractured his skull and ended his Hall of Fame Major League career. Several months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Cochrane enlisted in the U.S. Navy. The head injury limited his service options, and he was assigned to the Great Lakes Naval Training Center near Chicago, where he oversaw physical training for recruits and coached the facility’s baseball team. Later, he served near San Francisco. In the letter to his wife, which was mailed on May 7, 1945, Cochrane writes that he is awaiting orders. Otherwise, the two-page letter deals with personal matters and contacts with friends and acquaintances. Cochrane signed the letter as “Mike,” his preferred nickname. The signature and writing in the letter are mint 9 to gem mint 10. His signature is on the envelope in the return address as “G. S. Cochrane” (for Gordon Stanley) followed by “Lt. Cmdr.” and his local address. There are stains on his name and address. In effect, his signature appears a third time because he addressed the enveloped to Mrs. “Gordon S. Cochrane.” This version is nm 7 to nm-m 8 with a couple of small, very light smudges. Cochrane was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1947. He died in 1962. “The Sporting News” ranked him 65th among the best 100 baseball players of the 20th century.
Winning Bid $182
Lot 147. Bobby Cox Signed Line-Up Card for the Atlanta Braves’ 1981 Season Opener vs. the Reds. A four-time Manager of the Year with two different teams, Cox guided the Atlanta Braves to a World Championship in 1995. He retired after the 2010 season and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014. The line-up card is made out in Cox’s hand for the Braves first game of the 1981 season, on April 10 at Fulton County Stadium. Cox signed it as “B. Cox.” The signature is gem mint 10. As expected, the 5.25” x 7” card was folded in half so that Cox could carry it in his pocked to and from home plate. The Braves defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 5-3, and a copy of the box score and an inning-by-inning account of the game accompanies the lineup card.
Winning Bid $30
Lot 148. Bill Dickey VG 3 Autograph on an Unlined Index Card. Dickey had a 17-season Hall of Fame career as a catcher with the New York Yankees, 1928-43 and 1946. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1954. He died in 1993. All letters in his name are light but visible.
Minimum Bid $10
Lot 149. Elmer Flick Gold HOF Plaque Postcard Autographed on the Reverse. An outfielder in 13 Major League seasons in either Philadelphia or Cleveland, Flick led the N.L. in RBI in 1900 and the A.L. in batting in 1905 and in stolen bases in 1904 and 1906. In 1963, he was unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. His mint 9 signature on the postcard back is dated 1968. He died in 1971.
Winning Bid $138
Lot 150. 9 Unlined Index Cards Autographed by Frank Frisch, HoF Second Baseman. Each card is boldly signed “‘The Old Flash’ Frank Frisch.” The signatures come in five different colors – black, blue, red, orange and green. The orange example is nm 7 to nm-m 8, and the others are nm-m 9 or better. Frisch starred in baseball, basketball, football and track at Fordham University. Because of his speed, he became known as “The Fordham Flash.” Later, he fans and teammates called him “The Old Flash.” In 19 MLB seasons, he batted .316 while playing for the Giants and Cardinals. He helped each team to win two World Series Championships. In 1931, he earned the first N.L. MVP award presented by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. And in 1933, he was selected to play in the first All-Star game. Frisch was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1937. On “The Sporting News” list of Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players, Frisch ranked 88th. He died in 1973.
Winning Bid $403
Lot 151. Bart Giamatti Signed 1989 MLB “Office of the Commissioner” Letter. A former president of Yale University and a professor of English literature, Angelo Bartlett Giamatti was Commissioner of Major League Baseball for only five months before he died unexpectedly of a heart attack. He was only 51. On June 12, 1989, he signed this brief typed letter: “I do not sign index cards, but I do sign letters.” His signature as “Bart Giamatti” is mint 9. The 7.25” x 10.5” stationery shows multiple folds. One running through Giamatti’s autograph only minimally affects its appearance.
Winning Bid $138