Lot 559. Baseball Grab Bag with Football, Basketball Too! - 1947 W.S. Ticket Stub, Autographs, Etc. This collection includes a Mets 1963 yearbook, an Al Kaline autograph, a football autograph and several basketball cards. Here is the list: 1. Ticket stub for 1947 World Series Game 2, Dodgers vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium, g-vg. 2. 1963 New York Mets program introducing the Mets’ mascot, vg+ with writing one the schedule inside. 3. 1984 Baseball Hall of Fame yearbook, induction of Drysdale, Killebrew, Aparicio, Reese and Ferrell, vg+ to ex. 4. Al Kaline signed 8” x 10.75” color magazine photo, nm-m 8 autograph. 5. Autograph of Pittsburgh, Boston and Brooklyn outfielder Jim Russell (died 1987) on a section of paper, nm 7. 6. Cliff Floyd autograph, 2001 All-Star, large nm-m 8 to mint 9 signature. 7. Autograph of Yale Lary, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back, mint 9 on an unlined index card. 8. 1976-77 Topps basketball card, #93 Cunningham, vg. 9. 1988-89 Fleer basketball card #11 McHale, nm. And 10. 1990-91 Hoops basketball #317 Riley, ex-m+. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs.
Winning Bid $102
Lot 561. 14 College or Other School Yearbooks, 1906-38 – Nebraska, Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Etc. Nine of these yearbooks are from the 1920s or earlier. Generally, they have leather or leather-like covers and contain information on faculty and students, including photos of senior class members. Some may have autographs or names added next to individual photos. Most present excellent period artwork. For sports collectors, the 1938 University of Nebraska yearbook devotes 11 pages to football and three to basketball. With a record of 6-1-2, the 1937 Cornhuskers, covered in the 1938 yearbook, finished 11th in the Associated Press poll. Their only loss, by a 13-7 score, was on the road to the University of Pittsburgh, AP’s national champion. Vg-ex with better pages. Additional significant sports content is in three yearbooks, for 1918, 1919 and 1920, from Maryland State College, which became the University of Maryland in 1921. The 1918 yearbook, g-vg, has 14 football pages, four baseball and four basketball; 1919, vg+, six football pages, five basketball and four baseball; and 1920, vg, 20 pages on football and 16 on baseball. These editions are well illustrated. The other yearbooks are: 1906 Johns Hopkins, vg-ex, three pages on football and four on baseball; 1912 National University Law School, yearbook titled “Stare Decisis,” soft leather covers that show corner damage, ex-m pages; 1915 Georgetown University, missing covers and some pages at front and back, 12 pages on 1911-14 football, seven on 1912-15 baseball and six on 1911-12 to 1914-15 basketball; 1921 Reed College (Portland, OR), softcover, somewhat damaged covers, ex pages; 1923 National University Law School, front cover detached, back cover missing; 1925 Bliss Electrical School, vg+ to ex; 1936-37 Allentown Business College, softcover, ex; 1937 Washington College of Law, vg; and 1947 and 1949 Georgetown University School of Medicine, both ex. The Bliss Electrical School, a private, for-profit school established in 1893, is now part of Montgomery College. During World War II, it was one of six engineering schools chosen by the U.S. Navy to participate in the Electronics Training Program; it graduated more than 3,000 students.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 562. 10 Vintage Guides or Books on Track and Field, Hockey, Golf, Tennis and Running. These publications are softcovers unless otherwise noted. One of the scarcer publications is “How to Sprint” edited by Archie Hahn. This 246-page 1929 softcover is from “Spalding’s Athletic Library.” One of the best sprinters of the 20th century, Hahn won gold medals in three events at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis. The book has photos of various sprinters. Vg-ex with a name written on the front cover. The “1915 Spalding’s Official Athletic Almanac” has more than 200 pages on track and field competition, swimming and boxing. It is illustrated with photos and contains information on intercollegiate and international events. No covers, vg-ex pages, content complete. Also: “The Track Events and Analysis of Correct Form,” Maj. John L. Griffith and “Potsy” Clark, 1923, from the Wilson Athletic Library, 64 pages, vg; “Constitution, By-Laws and Laws of Athletics, Inter-Collegiate Association, Amateur Athletes America,” 1902, no covers, 64 vg pages; and “The Olympic Discus: A Story of Ancient Greece,” Jan Parandowski, 1964 edition softcover, vg-ex. HOCKEY is represented by the “1952 Official Hockey Guide of the Amate4ur Hockey Association of the United States,” 262 pages with photos of many youth teams, vg. GOLF’s entry is the 1949 “Official Golf Guide,” a 256-page hardback edited by Fred Corcoran and published by A. S. Barnes & Company. Golfer of the Year Ben Hogan is on the front cover of the guide, which is vg+. Two LAWN TENNIS annuals are part of this collection, Spalding’s offering for 1919, f-g, and Wright & Ditson’s for 1934, vg. Top players are pictured in each guide. Finally, this group includes “The Complete Runner.” 1978 “from the editors of ‘Runner’s World’ magazine,” 392 pages, ex.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 564. 1928-29 Draper-Maynard “Official Rules” for Various Sports. This 64-page 4” x 6” publication contains rules for football, basketball, women’s basketball, soccer, volleyball, hockey and indoor baseball. D&M products are liberally promoted, and legendary coach Pop Warner is pictured endorsing the company’s football equipment. G+ to vg with a 3.5” spine split and chips on two corners of the front cover.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 570. 1975 Sugar Daddy All-Stars Series No. 2 Display Box. This box once held cards from a set of 25 football, hockey and basketball players, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Plunkett and Phil Esposito. A price of 10 cents has been neatly written on the front panel. The box is complete and separated at two seams. There is some staining, a moderate amount of creasing and a 1” inoffensive edge tear on the back panel.
Winning Bid $45