Lot 96. 1888 Rafael Tuck & Sons Artistic Series Baseball – Detroit. Ten die-cut color lithographed figures in their 19th century uniforms comprise this set. Each card is labeled with the name of a major league team. This die-cut represents “Detroits.” It has glue and scrapbook residue on the blank back. Otherwise, it is nm to nm-m.
Winning Bid $68
Lot 97. Early 1900s A.S. Hinds Co. Baseball Stamp. The stamp is truly a work of art. The full-color front depicts a player sliding into a base while an opposing player attempts to tag him. Text promotes “HINDS Honey and Almond Cream for Sunburn.” The promotional effort continues on the back with: “Hinds honey and almond Cream - Protects and improves the complexion. Cleanses and purifies the skin. Heals irritated, eruptive conditions. Quickly relieves sunburn, windburn, chapping. Softens and freshens dry, sallow skin. Is not greasy; cannot grow hair. Selling everywhere. Bottles, 50c. Cold Cream tubes 25c. Insist on having Hinds Cream. Made by A. S. Hinds, Portland, Me., U.S.A.” This stamp is part of a set of 24 stamps covering a wide range of subjects. All of the stamps were issued to promote “Hinds Honey and Almond Cream.” Scarce and ex+.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 100. 3 1909-1911 M101-2 “Sporting News” Supplements – Brown, Evers and Schulte. John J. “Johnny” Evers was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946, and Mordecai Brown, in 1949. The Brown supplement is from Dec. 9, 1909; Evers, from Jan. 6, 1910, and Frank Schulte, from March 2, 1911. These supplements grade poor. The Brown and Schulte supplements are trimmed to about 7.5” x 9.5”, roughly the size of the supplements issued early in 1909. Schulte’s supplement has tape on one edge of the blank back; the Evers has a .75” x 3.75” strip of tape in the lower right. Brown’s supplement has a stain along much of the top. Player images display nicely.
Winning Bid $61
Lot 101. 1910-1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinet Card #78 Home Run Baker. John Franklin Baker had a Hall of Famer career 1908-22 with the Philadelphia Athletics and New York Yankees. The Veterans Committee selected him for HoF induction in 1955. Baker’s image displays nicely, and the back of the card has the scarcer Turkey Red advertising. The card grades p. Four creases are evident on the front, almost completely in the border; two creases are heavy. The card also shows four tiny spots of paper loss. The lower left corner has been repaired, and color has been added to it and to the upper left corner. Two strips of linen tape, each about 1 ¼” x 1 1/8”, are on the back at the top.
Winning Bid $152
Lot 102. 1910-1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinet #83 Al Bridwell. A pugnacious shortstop, Bridwell played for six different teams in Cincinnati, Boston, New York, Chicago and St. Louis. While playing for the Giants, he was suspended after punching the future HoF manager John McGraw in the nose. One source puts the suspension at two games, and another, at two weeks. A strip of 5/8” linen tape across the back of the card at the top pushes it into p territory. Without the tape, the card would grade g. An area of foxing ¼” wide runs along the front border of the card. The upper right corner has a 1¼” crease, and the lower right corner is slightly chipped. The eye-appeal of Bridwell’s image is strong. This cabinet card features the rarer “Turkey Red Cigarettes” back.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 103. 1910-1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinet #113 Bugs Raymond. Raymond pitched for the Tigers, Cardinals and Giants. The card is free of creases, and the front, with a ¼” strip of light, barely noticeable border foxing, would warrant a vg-ex grade. The back shows some minor paper loss and has a 5/8” strip of linen tape across the top. The front of the card is striking, with exceptionally strong color.
Winning Bid $113
Lot 104. 1910-1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinet #115 Admiral Schlei. George Henry Schlei served in the U.S. Navy with the rank of admiral during the 1898 Spanish-American War. He was a catcher for Cincinnati 1904-08 and for the New York Giants 1909-11. His card shows light creasing near the lower right border and light foxing, about ¼” wide, along the front border. The back shows some minor paper loss and has a 5/8” strip of linen tape across the top. If it did not have the tape on the back, the card would grade g. The front displays very nicely.
Winning Bid $102
Lot 105. 3 Different “Sporting News” Supplements – 2 1910 and 1 1926. The M101-2 supplements, each 7 5/8” x 9 5/8” as issued, feature Orval Overall (Feb. 3, 1910) f+, and Arthur (Solly) Hofman (Dec. 15, 1910) g-vg. Glenn Wright is the subject of the M101-7 Nov. 4, 1926 supplement. It measures 7 1/8” x 9 7/8” as issued and is vg+.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 106. 18 Different 1911 T332 Helmar Stamps – Brown, Cobb, Lajoie, Wheat and More! The stamps are laminated and therefore poor. Their appearance is better. They surround a newsprint photo of an unknown boxer, but possibly Kid Shea of Waterbury, CT. The stamps are on a 7.25” x 9.5” scrapbook page. Here is the complete list of players: Birmingham, Bridwell, BROWN, COBB, Cicotte, Donlin, Drucke, Evans, Knabe, Konetchy, LAJOIE, McIntire, McLean, Snodgrass, Street, Turner, WALSH and WHEAT. Stamps of two actresses, Violet Dale and Lillian Herlein, also decorate the page. In nm condition, the baseball stamps are valued in excess of $1,700.
Winning Bid $138
Lot 107. 3 1911 E137 Zeenut Pacific Coast League Cards. As issued, the size of these cards varies. We’ve listed the card’s size with the condition. Halla, LA, 2 3/16” x 4,” creases, small border scuff, f. Knight, Oakland, 2 3/16” x 4,” one heavy crease, small stain on front, two on back, g. Naylor, S.F., 2 5/32” x 4 1/16,” stains on the blank back that do not affect the front, vg-ex.
Winning Bid $332
Lot 108. 2 1911 E137 Zeenut Pacific Coast League Cards. These two cards are oversized and may very well have been trimmed. We have listed their condition based on their appearance without considering trimming. Their size is also listed. They are sold as is. Gregory, Oakland, 2 ¼” x 4,” ex-m appearance. Lindsay, Portland, 2 1/8” x 4 3/32,” one crease, vg+ appearance.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 109. 1919 W552 Mayfair Novelty “Baseball Position Drawings” – 2 Different 5-Card Uncut Strips. Artistically pleasing and colorful seems an appropriate description of these strip cards. The position is identified below each drawing. Each strip measures approximately 7 3/8” x 2 5/8”, and both are free of creases. The positions on the first strip are Batter, Shortstop, Center Field, Batter and Shortstop. On this strip, there are two different drawings for Batter and for Shortstop. On the second strip, the players are Catcher, Pitcher, Running Base, Fielder and First Base. Each strip is vg-ex.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 110. 30 Different 1910-1957 Baseball Magazine Player Posters, 8 with HoFers. Here is a list of the players with the apparent year of the posters - 1924: Jamieson. 1925: Aldridge. 1926: Burns. 1931: Brandt. 1933: GEHRIG (batting) g and HUBBELL g. 1936: Derringer and Moore. 1937: DICKEY p, Hack and RUFFING g. 1938: Clift, Henrich vg+, McCormick (2) one with the Phillies and one with the Reds, and Vander Meer vg+. 1940: Case, Miller and Tresh. 1941: COBB p, Cooper, D. DiMaggio g, Lee, Litwhiler, AL LOPEZ vg-ex, Nicholson and RIZZUTO g. 1943 Chandler, Marion and 1943 YANKEES TEAM g-vg. The ungraded posters average vg.
Winning Bid $113