Lot 393. Milt Morin’s Cleveland Browns Team-Issued Practice Jersey Plus a Signed Card. The Browns 1966 first-round draft selection, Morin was a two-time Pro Bowler in 10 seasons as a tight end in Cleveland. His 271 receptions and 4,208 yards are second all-time for a Browns’ tight end, second only to Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome. The front of the white jersey has an illustration of a football with “Cleveland Browns” in bold black print above. Each sleeve and the back of the jersey have Morin’s number “89.” The jersey shows multiple stains, and a portion of the collar is separated from the rest of the practice jersey. Accompanying the jersey is a 1975 Topps football card autographed by Morin. The card is nm, and the signature in dark blue sharpie is mint 9 to gem mint 10. The jersey was given to our consignor by Morin; they were friends. Morin passed away in 2010, one week before his scheduled induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. He was a tight end and place kicker who also played defense at the University of Massachusetts. He was the university’s first player selected in the first round of the NFL draft.
Winning Bid $83
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 588. Gale Sayers Boldly, Beautifully Autographed Circa 1970 Carnation Milk Advertisement. Although injuries limited his career, “The Sporting News” rated Sayers the 21st best pro football player of the 20th century, and the fourth best running back. George Blanda, who spent 26 seasons in the NFL, considered Sayers the best player he ever saw. In seven seasons with the Chicago Bears, Sayers was the 1965 Rookie of the Year, a five-time first-team All-Pro and a two-time rushing leader. In 1977, at age 34, he became the youngest player ever inducted into the Pro Hall of Fame. Sayers’ autobiography, “I Am Third,” was the basis for the 1971 TV movie “Brian’s Song,” which tells the story of Brian Piccolo, his teammate and friend who died of cancer in 1970. Sayers placed a large gem mint 10 autograph on a 10” x 13.25” magazine page with a Carnation Milk advertisement showing the Bears’ halfback and return specialist gaining ground against the Green Bay Packers. An inset photo shows Sayers as a young child. The page has a couple of creases in the lower right corner of the photo. The autograph, authenticated by Kevin Keating, couldn’t be better. On Sept. 23, Sayers passed away at the age of 77.
Winning Bid $30