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Golf and Soccer Cards, Autographs and Memorabilia

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Lot 605.  16 Golf Cards, Mostly from British and U. S. Vintage Sets – Hagen, Vardon, Etc. Key cards in this collection are #7 Walter Hagan ex, from the W. D. & H. O. Wills 1930 “Famous Golfers” set and #9 Harry Vardon ex, from the W. A. & A. C. Churchman 1931 “Prominent Golfers” set. Two golfers are from the 1910 Mecca T218 “Champion Athletes and Prize Fighters” set, John Hobens vg and George Low f-g. The other cards are: Churchman 1925 “Frisky,” #51 Sammy Weasel vg, and 1927 “Famous Golfers,” #39 Jess C. W. Sweetser ex. Fax-Pax 1993 “Golf,” William Payne Stewart nm-m. Gallaher 1924 “British Champions of 1923,” #20 T. M. Bernell ex and 52 Miss Doris Chambers ex, and 1935 “Champions, 2nd Series,” #47 C. J. H. Tolley vg+ to ex. B. Morris & Sons 1923 “Golf Strokes Series,” #8 Top of Swing for Slice with Brassie or Driver vg+ to ex and 21 Top of Swing, Mashie Shot ex. Ogden’s “Champions of 1936,” #23 Miss Pam Barton ex-m, 24 A. H. Padgham nm and 25 Hector Thomson ex. And Wills 1937 “Our King and Queen,” #16 A Game of Golf, 1924 f.
Winning Bid $113     

Lot 606.  1984 Nostalgia Reprint of 1900 Cope’s Golfers Set of 50 Cards. Featuring impressive artwork, this set includes four Hall of Fame players from the early days of golf – Tom Morris, Sr., Allan Robertson, Tom Morris, Jr. and John Taylor. Among the other stars is Lady Margaret Scott, who won the first three British Ladies Amateurs, 1893-95. With cards from the original set commonly selling for $40 each and more, the reproduction SET may be an attractive alternative. Nm-m.
Minimum Bid $10     

Lot 607.  Jack Nicklaus Autographed 8” x10” Color Photo. One of the golfing greats, the Golden Bear won 18 major championships, three more than any other player. He won 117 professional tournaments, including 73 PGA Tour events, which places him third behind Sam Snead and Tiger Woods, each with 82 wins. Nicklaus is pictured with two young fans. His autograph is nm-m 8 to mint 9.
Winning Bid $20     

Lot 608.  Lee Trevino Autograph in the Book “What Makes Winners Win.” The hardback book, compiled by NBC sportscaster Charlie Jones, is subtitled “Thoughts and Reflections From Successful Athletes.” Trevino is one of more than 100 athletes who provide their ideas, insights and experiences related to the topic. Now retired, Trevino was one of the greatest and most successful players in the history of golfing. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame since 1981, he won six major championships and 29 PGA Tour events. His autograph is gem mint 10 on an index card adhered to the book’s flyleaf. The book, a 1997 first edition, is nm-m in an nm dust jacket.
Minimum Bid $10     

Lot 609.  3 Golf Autographs – Arnold Palmer, Dick Chapman and Errie Ball. Palmer’s signature is nm-m 8 to mint 9 on an 8” x 10 offset print illustration. He was part of the inaugural class of the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. Chapman signed a 1952 letter in which he offers to send a collector one of his old putters; his signature is gem mint 10. “Time” magazine called him “the Ben Hogan of amateur golf.” He won the 1940 U.S. Amateur tournament and also recorded victories at the 1939 French Open Amateur, the 1949 Canadian Amateur, the 1951 British Amateur, the 1952 French Open Amateur and the 1960 Italian Open Amateur. He won numerous other amateur events, including the International Senior Amateur in 1967, played on winning Walker Cup teams in 1947, 1951 and 1953 and participated in 19 Masters Tournaments. He died in 1978. PSA/DNA Certificate of Authenticity F02788 accompanies Chapman’s autograph. Samuel Henry “Errie” Ball’s autograph, as “Errie Ball,” is mint 9 and personalized on a 1988 envelope that marks the 75th anniversary of Francis Ouimet’s victory in the 1913 U.S. Open Championship. Ball was the last surviving participant in the first Masters Tournament – known as the Augusta National Tournament when it began in 1934. He tied for 38th. Ball became a club pro and won various local PGA tournaments. In 2011, he was inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame. He died at the age of 103 in 2014.
Winning Bid $50     

Lot 610.  5 B&W Golf Photos – Palmer, Berg, Hicks, MacKinnon and Chapman. Two members of the first World Golf Hall of Fame class are represented in this group – Arnold Palmer and Patty Berg. Palmer leans on a golf club in an 8” x 10” photo; vg+ to ex. Berg, Betty Hicks and Betty MacKinnon are the subjects of separate 8” x 10” Wilson Advisory Staff photos; ex to ex+. A founding member of the LPGA and its first president, Berg holds the record (15) for career major tournament victories. In 1941, Hicks won the U.S. Women's Amateur, and Associated Press named her the Female Athlete of the Year. Besides being a professional golfer, she was a golf coach and teacher, aviator and author. MacKinnon joined the pro golf tour in 1950and won at Inverness in 1954. Dick Chapman is shown in a 4.75” x 7” wire photo; his image was trimmed from a larger photo. Vg-ex. According to “Time” magazine, Chapman was “the Ben Hogan of amateur golf.” He won U.S. and international amateur golf tournaments from 1939 into the 1960s.
Winning Bid $20     

Lot 611.  Golf Grab Bag Consisting of 16 Vintage Items. . 1. Medal and ribbon for a 1921 event at the Hollywood Country Club. Ribbon ex, medal nm. 2. 1951 “Byron Nelson’s Winning Golf,” 4 ½” x 8” brochure that opens to 9” x 15 ½”. Nelson gives instructions in the use of “Fairway Woods.” It is the fourth in the “Byron Nelson ‘Winning Golf’ Series.” Light stain at the bottom, otherwise ex-m. 3. 1922 “Life Membership Certificate” for Robert Bates Warren in the Congressional Country Club, mounted on cardboard, 9.5” x 12”, vg, uneven toning. 4. 6 ½” tall “Low Gross Rose and Morris L. Craft Trophy W.C.C. 1960,” appears to be made of brass. 5. 8 ½” Country Club Senior Member-Guest plate, pewter trim, ceramic center with an image of the club. Small chip in the ceramic edge, ex+. 6. 1962 Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase, Maryland Member-Guest 11” serving tray, shows length of holes and par, vg-ex. 7. Unused “Washington Golf Club” hat, predominately green and white, nm-m. 8-10. 3 ticket stubs for the 1983 Kemper Open Golf Tournament at the Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD. Fred Couples won this event. Ex-m. 11-12. 2 copies of the “Maryland Golf Guide,” 1996, both nm+-m. 13. Scored scorecard from Goose Creek Country Club. Jack Lowe was the pro, vg. 14. 5” x 7” printed artwork titled “Try Again, Gramp,” shows an old man, his grandson and a dog as grandpa misses the ball by a mile; very colorful and funny, two pinholes at the top; otherwise ex+. Artwork by Brooklyn artist H. Hintermeister. 15. 1993 Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Men’s Club, First Annual Spring Sports Outing. Woodmont Country Club, bulk mail postcard, ex-m. 16. “The Conduct of Women’s Golf,” June 1940 booklet from the U.S. Golf Association, 16 pages, g-vg. 17. 1950s era map of the Washington D.C. area with advertising for Banmockburn Golf Club, ex+. 18. “Golf Lessons, The Fundamentals as Taught by Foremost Instructors,” 26-page 1949 booklet, vg-ex.
Winning Bid $10     

Lot 612.  Four Books About Pelé, One by Him, and a Starting Lineup Action Figure. All four books about soccer’s greatest star are from the 1970s. 1. “Pelé: A Biography” by James S. Haskins, 1976 apparent first edition hardback, ex-m book with a color photo on the cover, vg-ex dust jacket. Haskins received numerous awards for more than 100 books he wrote for adults and children. Many focus on the achievements of African Americans. Other subjects of his biographies include Hank Aaron, Julius Erving, Lena Horne and Stevie Wonder. The last two books earned the Coretta Scott King Award. 2. “Pelé” by Don Kowet, 1976 stated first edition hardback, nm book with a thin half-inch scuff along the bottom of the front cover and a vg-ex dust jacket. Kowet was once the managing editor of “Sport” magazine. His book describes Pelé’s 1975 season, on and off the field, with the New York Cosmos. 3. “Pele’s New World” by Peter Bodo and David Hirshey, 1977 stated first edition hardback, ex-m+ book, vg-ex dust jacket. This book provides the story of how Pelé came to New York to join the Cosmos and of his life before and after. Bodo and Hirshey both worked for the “New York Daily News.” Later, Bodo was a senior editor at “Tennis Magazine” and twice won the WTA Tour “Best Writer of the Year” Award. Hirshey became an editor at the “Daily News” and then was senior vice president and executive editor of HarperCollins from 1998-2016. He has written extensively on soccer for numerous publications. All three of the hardbacks are illustrated with photos. 4. “Pele” by I. Fessunenko and A. Fontan, 1975, vg-ex softcover. This book is written in Estonian. 5. Pele’s own book is a 1988 novel, “The World Cup Murder,” written with Herbert Resnicow. The hardback, an apparent first edition, is nm+ with an ex+ price-clipped dust jacket. 6. Accompanying the books is a scarce Pele Starting Lineup 1998 “Timeless Legends” action figure, mint in an original package that is bowed and has a horizontal crease.
Winning Bid $20     
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Lot 613.  Autographed Books by Soccer Stars Michelle Akers and Brandi Chastain Akers ranks among the world’s best female soccer players of all time. In 2002, she and Sun Wen of China shared FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) recognition as the “Female Player of the Century.” In 2004, she and Mia Ham were the only women selected by Pelé for a FIFA list of 125 greatest living soccer players. She was inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame in 2004. Chastain became a Hall of Fame member in 2017. A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, she played on two FIFA Women’s World Cup Championship teams. In 1999, her penalty shot goal against China gave the U.S. the FIFA World Cup title. Akers’ autograph is mint 9 to gem mint 10 on the title page of her autobiography, “The Game and the Glory,” a 2000 apparent first edition hardback, nm-m book, nm dust jacket. Chastain’s hardback book is titled “It’s Not About the Bra: How to Play Hard, Play Fair and Put the Fun Back into Competitive Sports,” 2004 stated first edition, mint book and nm+ dust jacket. In her book, written with Gloria Averbuch, Chastain takes on the issues of sportsmanship, gamesmanship and excessive parental involvement. She outlines how young players can develop leadership skills and argues for rediscovering respect for the game, for teammates and adversaries, for coaches and referees, and for the players themselves. Her title-page autograph is a gem mint 10 beauty with “Dreams do come true!” added above and “6 USA” added below.
Winning Bid $20     

Lot 614.  4 U.S. Mint 1994 World Cup Proof Coins Including a 2-Coin Set with a Silver Dollar. These coins commemorate the first World Cup held in the U.S. The silver dollar, which is 90 percent silver and weights 26.73 grams, has two opposing players on the obverse and the World Cup USA94 logo on the back. The coin has an “S” mint designation. It is part of a two-coin proof set and accompanied by a half dollar that has a single player ready to make his next move on the obverse. The reverse has the logo with a “P” mint mark. There are two additional half dollar proof coins. All three are made of copper and nickel. All four coins are mint in their original boxes.
Winning Bid $83     

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