Lot 572. 1970 Topps Baseball Partial Set – 578 of 720 Cards with HoFers and Stars. Key cards in this near set are #1 World Champions (Mets team), 64 A.L. RBI Leaders, 65 N.L. Home Run Leaders, 69 N.L. Pitching Leaders, 140 Jackson ex, 150 Killebrew vg-ex, 160 Niekro, 170 B. Williams, 198 Mets Celebrate with Ryan, 211 Ted Williams vg-ex, 220 Carlton ex, 230 B. Robinson vg-ex, 250 McCovey ex, 290 Carew f-g, 330 Brock ex, 350 Clemente vg+ to ex, 380 Perez, 458 Rose All-Star, 459 Jackson All-Star and 720 Reichardt. Cards missing from the partial set are #9, 10, 61, 63, 66, 68, 72, 82, 88, 113-116, 141, 161, 189, 195, 197, 201, 216, 256, 300, 405, 432, 450, 452-456, 460-468, 470, 471, 475, 478, 482, 489, 491, 493, 496, 499, 500, 502, 506, 508, 514, 530, 537, 544, 546, 547, 548, 550, 551, 553-557, 560-563, 565-568, 572-575, 577, 578, 580, 582-587, 589, 590, 593, 594, 596-598, 600, 601, 602, 605, 606, 608, 613, 615, 616, 619-621, 623-628, 630, 632, 633, 640, 641, 643, 652, 654, 658, 660- 662, 668, 670, 673, 675, 677, 678, 690, 685, 686, 689, 698, 700-704, 712 and 716. This partial set averages vg-ex.
Winning Bid $264
Lot 573. 1938 Browns at Yankees Scorecard with DiMaggio and Gehrig in the Pre-Printed Lineup. Harry M. Stevens, Inc. was the publisher of this eight-page scorecard, which is vg+ with a 1.5” spine split and staples removed. The front has an ex appearance. In the pre-printed lineup, Frankie Crosetti is the leadoff batter for New York, Joe DiMaggio is in the cleanup slot, and Lou Gehrig follows him. Although undated, the program appears to be for an Aug. 28 game with St. Louis. In the pre-printed lineup and in the box score for that day, Mel Almada is the leadoff hitter for the Browns. He had been traded to St. Louis on June 15, and after that date, the two teams met only five times in New York – July 12-14 and Aug. 28 and 29. Only for Aug. 28 is the Browns’ actual lineup completely consistent with the scorecard version. The Yankees won the game, 4-2. Gehrig walked twice, and DiMaggio delivered a double and drove in a run.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 574. 1947 Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees Program – Larry Doby’s Rookie Season. . This undated 14-page program is from August or September 1947. On July 5, Doby became the second African-American to play Major League baseball in the 20th century, and the first to play for an American League team. After he joined Cleveland, the Indians faced the Yankees in New York only on Aug. 1-3 and Sept. 8 and 10. Doby appeared in only the Aug. 2 game, as a pinch hitter. He is listed in the scorecard as a backup center fielder. For Cleveland, Lou Boudreau and Joe Gordon are in the pre-printed starting lineup. Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra and Phil Rizzuto are listed as starters for New York. The pages showing the pre-printed lineups are slightly attached to each other. The other pages are all separated from each other. Individual pages are generally vg with a small chip in one corner
Winning Bid $20
Lot 575. 4 New York Yankees Yearbooks – 1972-74 and 1976 Plus 1975 and 1982 Media Guides. Led by Thurman Munson and Billy Martin, the league MVP and Manager of the Year, respectively, the 1976 Yankees finished the season atop the American League. Subsequently, they lost to Cincinnati in the World Series. The team’s 88-page yearbook contains one or two full pages on each player. At the center is a special 16-page section on the revitalization of Yankee Stadium. Vg-ex. The 1972 yearbook, with 76 extensively illustrated pages, is ex. Images of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle share the cover of the 100-page 1973 yearbook with an illustration of Bobby Murcer as a Yankee batter. On one page, DiMaggio, Mantle and other Yankees share “My Greatest Thrill at Yankee Stadium.” A special 32-page section titled “Yankee Stadium Celebrates 50th…” presents news clippings that summarize the stadium’s history. Nm. Artwork of Bobby Murcer and Munson adorn the cover of the 72-page 1974 yearbook. Vg-ex with the LP record removed. Tippy Martinez and Scott McGregor are pictured as Yankees’ minor leaguers “On the Way Up.” The 1975 media guide, with Munson and Bobby Bonds on the cover, is vg, and the 1982 media guide is vg-ex.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 576. Porcelain 10” Plate Commemorating Don Larsen’s 1956 World Series Perfect Game. In Game 5 of the World Series on Oct. 8, 1956, Larsen pitched the first and only perfect game in World Series history. He faced only 27 batters, disposing of four future Hall of Fame members – Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella. Sal Maglie pitched well for the Brooklyn Dodgers, but New York won, 2-0. Titled “The Perfect Game,” the plate has a representation of Larsen pitching with Yankee Stadium in the background. Below his image are the words “Perfect – Start to Finish” and the box score and line score for the game. A label on the underside has the plate made for the Little Jones Co. by the Henberad Corp. The plate has a slight imperfection, seemingly as produced, in the “P” in “Perfect.” Nm-m, attractive and scarce.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 577. World Premiere Program for “The Pride of the Yankees – The Life of Lou Gehrig.” This 1942 movie is a tribute to the New York Yankees’ first baseman, who was on 37 when he died a year earlier from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, widely known today as “Lou Gehrig’s disease.” Starring Gary Cooper as Gehrig and Teresa Wright as his wife, the movie received an Academy Award for film editing. It also earned 10 additional nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Cooper) and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Wright). The movie is considered to be one of the most inspiring films in American cinema. It premiered at 40 RKO Metropolitan Theatres on July 15, 1942. A four page 5.5” x 8.5” program for the premiere at the RKO 58th St. Theatre in New York City has Cooper and Wright on the cover. Inside, the cast is listed, and Damon Runyon provides a brief overview of the movie. The program was folded horizontally and has a ticket stub from the premiere stapled to the front. It displays very nicely. Also included is a 6.5” x 10.5” flyer promoting the premiere in the New York area. Cooper and Wright are pictured. Vg with “1942” written on.
Winning Bid $185
Lot 578. Nov. 15, 1942 Chicago Black Hawks at New York Rangers Hockey Program Playing at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers defeated the Black Hawks, 5-3. The 48-page program is loaded with photos and information. Each Rangers player is pictured and profiled, two to a page. Among them are future Hall of Fame members Lynn Patrick and Bryan Hextall. Ott Heller, the Rangers captain, receives a full-page photo. Most of the pages, which individually are vg+ to ex, are separated from each other, and the front and back covers are almost separated. A solid reading copy with pages that have display potential.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 579. Rare Full-Sized 1960s Houston Colt.45s Baseball Pennant. Established in 1962 as a National League expansion team, the Colt.45s became the Astros when the Houston team moved to the Astrodome in 1965. The pennant, approximately 11.5” x 19”, presents a batter with crossed pistols and an outline of the state of Texas in the background. It is g+ to vg with damage to the tip and four tack holes in the orange stripe at the left.
Winning Bid $92
Lot 581. Impressive 1939 Program for the 54th National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden. Actually, this publication is titled the “National Horse Show Magazine,” and with 164 pages 9” x 12”, that’s exactly what it is. The event was conducted Nov. 4-11. An introductory page points out how war has affected the ability of military jumping teams from Europe and Canada to participate. A key purpose of the magazine is “helping spectators to follow the show,” and the publication provides useful information on the competition. Vg-ex with attractive cover art.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 582. Ticket Promotional Brochure and Flyer for the 1946 New York Yankees Football Team. These Yankees competed in the All-American Football Conference and played home games at Yankee Stadium from 1946-49. The team originated in 1946 after Dan Topping, co-owner of the NFL Brooklyn Dodgers, transferred that team to New York and the AAFC. The Yankees played in the AAFC championship game in 1946 and 1947. In each, they lost to the Cleveland Browns. The team folded after the 1949 season, when some AAFC teams were absorbed by the NFL. Ray Flaherty was the team’s coach, and among the players were Bruiser Kinard and Ace Parker, all three in the Pro Hall of Fame, and Frank Sinkwich, a member of the College Hall of Fame. A three-panel brochure that opens to 8.5” x 10.75” announces the arrival of the Yankees and promotes ticket sales. The 1946 schedule and a list of players are included. Ex-m+. An accompanying flyer presents ticket options and details the advantages of season tickets and advance sales; folded twice, vg. An order form for tickets, detached from a separate brochure, is also enclosed.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 583. Baltimore and Boston 1970s Yearbooks and a 1987 Detroit Ticket Stub. The 1974 Orioles’ 20th Anniversary Special Edition yearbook is an excellent reference. In 64 of its 112 pages, the publication provides photos and career summaries of Baltimore players, managers and coaches. Among the current players are Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson and Boog Powell, with Earl Weaver as the manager. These Orioles finished first in the A.L. East and then lost to Oakland in the A.L. championship series. Vg yearbook, with pages much better than the cover. The 1972 Red Sox yearbook has a cover illustration that includes Carl Yastrzemski. The 1972 Red Sox ended the season second in the A.L. East, one-half game behind Detroit. The 48-page annual is vg+ to ex with photos of Yaz, Luis Aparicio, Carlton Fisk, Reggie Smith and others. The ticket stub is for a May 8, 1987 game between the Athletics and Tigers in Detroit. Oakland won 7-2 as Mark McGwire belted two home runs and added four RBI to his total. Ex-m+.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 584. Menu for Al Schacht’s Score Card Restaurant in New York From 1919-21, Schacht won 14 games as a pitcher for the Washington Senators. From 1924-35, he was well regarded as the team’s third base coach. It was his comedic skills and antics, however, that resulted in his being dubbed “The Clown Prince of Baseball.” From the mid-1930s into the early 1940s, he toured the country presenting his comedy routine. At the Polo Grounds in 1944, he entertained 50,000 spectators at a baseball event involving the Dodgers, Giants and Yankees to raise money through the sale of War Bonds. He also entertained U.S. service members overseas during World War II. In recognition, a New York Baseball Writers program contains these words about Schacht in a poem that first mentions foreign leaders - “As for us, we’ll take the toast of GI heroes: That big beloved screwball from The Bronx!” Schacht opened his first restaurant in Manhattan in 1942. The menu, with Schacht’s image on the front, was folded horizontally and otherwise has a vg+ to ex appearance. Inside is the rest of story of Casey, that batter who disappointed Mudville fans. In the version Schact presents, Casey has a better day against a hapless pitcher named Flanagan
Winning Bid $25
Lot 585. “A Day to Remember! 7” Brochure from Mickey Mantle’s 1969 Retirement. After Mantle announced his retirement on March 1, 1969, New York Mayor John Lindsey declared June 8 “Mickey Mantle Day.” At a ceremony that day at Yankee Stadium, the team retired the number 7 that Mantle wore, and 61,157 fans gave him a nine-minute ovation. A four-page brochure from the day, “Courtesy of ‘Sport Magazine’,” has a color photo of Mantle inside. On the opposite page, Mantle is quoted, “My thanks to you all.” The 8.25” x 10” brochure has been folded once vertically and twice horizontally.
Winning Bid $5
Lot 586. 6 Poetic, Entertaining Programs from New York Baseball Writers’ Annual Dinners, 1942-1947. Each “Eating and Oratorical Contest” is represented by a four-page “Official 5¢ Score Card.” Each has a humorous front-page letter introducing the event. The back pages of the scorecards are especially interesting. Each has two or three poems roasting and toasting the evening’s honored guests. They include Hank Greenberg, Joe DiMaggio, Mel Ott, Ted Williams, Sid Mercer (St. Louis and New York sportswriter), Bill Dickey, Branch Rickey, Bill McKechnie, Dixie Walker, Al Schact (The Clown Price of Baseball), Snuffy Stirnweiss, Stan Musial and Shag Shaughnessy (athlete and sports coach and executive). Inside the programs are titles for comedic sketches, some with sportswriters playing baseball figures. There also are some serious moments. The 1943 program has an insert for a song titled “Bless ‘Em All,” which mentions many baseball players serving in World War II. Three programs have been folded vertically, two horizontally, and one, both ways. Without the folds, they would average ex. They are free of the chips and tears often found in 1930s and early 1940s programs.
Winning Bid $248