Lot 241. "Baseball Magazine" Nov. 1916 “World Series Number” with Babe Ruth, Red Sox Pitcher. With a colorful illustration on the front cover, this issue is loaded with interesting baseball information on the World Series and other topics. Photos are abundant, showing Ruth as a Red Sox pitcher; Mordecai Brown and Christy Mathewson shaking hands; Ty Cobb; Jack Coombs and Wilbert Robinson; Harry Hooper and many more. Ruth is pictured on page 31 with a caption that reads “Babe Ruth of the Formidable Red Sox Pitching Staff.” There are articles on Jake Daubert; “Who Will Win the World’s Championship?”; Ray Schalk, “The American League’s Premier Catcher”; Grover Alexander; Harry Coveleskie; and “The Greatest Race in Baseball History.” In the 1916 World Series, Ruth and Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robbins in five games. In Game 2, Ruth went the distance, beating Brooklyn 2-1 in 14 innings. In the first inning, he gave up an inside-the-park home run. After that, he pitched 13 scoreless innings and did not allow a hit after the eighth inning. He also drove in the tying run. The back cover of the magazine has been removed, and the front cover is g. The inside pages are vg-ex.
Winning Bid $201
Lot 256. “Damn Yankees” 1955 Musical Comedy Collectibles – Music and a Magazine. Three items relate to the 1955 musical comedy, which retells the Faust legend. Set in Washington, D.C., in the early 1950s when the New York Yankees dominated baseball, it is based on Douglass Wallop’s novel “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant.” Wallop and George Abbott wrote the play, and Richard Adler and Jerry Ross provided the music. Songs from the show are captured on three 45 rpm records in a “Damn Yankees” album presented here. The records contain 15 original cast recordings, including “Whatever Lola Wants” and “You’ve Got to Have Heart.” The records are mint -, and the album jacket, vg with stains on the front cover. Accompanying the music is a June 13, 1955 issue of “Time” with Gwen Verdon, star of the play, on the front cover. Inside is a three-page article on the show. The magazine is vg+ with a label. Also, a Playbill from the Forty-Sixth Street Theatre with information on the show. The front cover is missing, and some of the pages are loose. Enjoy the music and a journey through “Time”!
Winning Bid $10
Lot 257. 1955 & 1956 “Sports Illustrated” with Yogi Berra and Billy Martin Covers. 7-11-55 “SI” All-Star Game preview with Berra wearing the tools of ignorance. 4-23-56 “SI” with the Yanks’ “sparkplug.” Everyone recalls Billy as the firebrand manager of the 1970s, but here, in his youth, he strikes a calmer, but intense, pose. Both issues are vg-ex with mailing labels.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 264. 8 First Day of Issue Envelopes with a Babe Ruth Stamp and Photo or Illustration. The U.S. Postal Service issued the Babe Ruth stamp on July 6, 1983, in Chicago. The date marks the 50th anniversary of the first Baseball All-Star game. Ruth contributed a two-run home run as the American League defeated the National, 4-2, at Comiskey Park in Chicago. All eight of the 6 ½” x 3 5/8” envelopes have a July 6, 1983 Chicago postmark. There are four different envelopes, all with the Ruth stamp, among the eight. Three identified as “Double Play Cards-1” have an artist’s portrait of Ruth and a representation of a 1935 Ruth promotional offer from Quaker Oats. Two are “Double Play Cards-2” with a photo of Ruth pitching for the Boston Red Sox and noting that he “smashed an unprecedented 29 home runs” that season. Two more are “Double Play Cards-3” reproducing the front cover of the April 20, 1935 “Literary Digest,” which presents Ruth as a batter. One envelope is from a different series, J:M, and marked as “3 of 10.” Below a photo of Ruth batting, it identifies him as “The Red Sox Home Run king who astonished the baseball world by clouting twenty-nine homers in 1919.” Very nice Ruth collection. Ex-m.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 278. 4 1910s-1920s Draper -Maynard Sporting Goods Ads, Some with Players. One of these attractively designed magazine ads covers two pages. The D&M Co. was out of Boston and recognized as the Lucky Dog brand because of its logo featuring a Dalmatian. These four ads present all sorts of D&M products, including baseballs, gloves, footballs, helmets, basketballs, catchers gear, tennis racquets, basketballs, etc. An excellent 1921 ad (11” x 14”) shows two gloves with facsimile signatures of many of the players endorsing their products, including Casey Stengel, Harry Hooper, Billy Southworth, “Muddy” Ruel, Waite Hoyt, Ping Bodie and Babe Ruth. The two-page 1923 ad provides some D&M history and presents more than 30 of the company’s products. A 1919 ad makes a connection between the lessons of sports and the characteristics that helped young American servicemen to be successful in the war ended only several months earlier. A young batter is at the center of a 1924 advertisement for D&M baseball equipment. Overall, these ads are vg-ex attention-grabbing display items.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 279. 11 1930s-1966 Ads Featuring Lou Gehrig or Babe Ruth. One of the most interesting entries in this collection of magazine ads is a full-page promotion for the 1948 “Babe Ruth Story” starring William Bendix and Claire Trevor. A 1949 one-column x 6.5” ad promotes the “Official Babe Ruth Wrist Watch” for $7.95. Two full-page ads and a half-page version, all different, feature Baby Ruth candy bars from Curtiss. Two of the ads are from the mid-1950s, and the other, from the 1940s or early 1950s. A 1937 half-page ad is for Sinclair Gasoline. There are four Gehrig ads, two for Aqua Velva, 1937, both one column, one 4.5”, and the other, 6”. A full-page 1935 Wheaties ad has a 2.5” x 3” inset with Gehrig endorsing Wheaties. And in a half-page ad from 1936, Gehrig nominates Gillette Safety Razors “For Clean-up King.” Gehrig and Ruth both appear in a 1966 ad 100 for Pipers scotch. These ads average vg-ex.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 280. 8 Wheaties or Grape Nuts 1930s-50s Ads with DiMaggio, Mantle, Dean, Grove, Kaline. This lot starts with a Lefty Grove Wheaties endorsement in a 2.25” x 2” inset in a full-page ad. There are two different 1941 Joe DiMaggio Wheaties ads – one full-page (10.5” x 13.5”) in color from 1941 and one b&w and 5.5” x 11”. Wheaties also receives support in a 1956 two-page ad featuring Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Ted Kluszewski and Al Kaline. Also, a 10.75” x 15.5” color comic 1951 Wheaties ad with a baseball setting and artwork by Graham Hunter. Three different 1935 Dizzy Dean Winners ads for Grape Nuts feature prizes, including a bat pin, ring and good luck piece. These b&w ads are 5” x 13”. The overall condition of this group is vg-ex.
Minimum Bid $25
Lot 281. 5 Late-1940s “Always Buy Chesterfield” Ads with DiMaggio, Hogan and Other Sports Stars. Probably the most colorful of the cigarette ads, these creations were issued by Chesterfield Cigarettes 1946-49. The images of the greats of the period tend to pop off the pages! Three of these advertisements, all from magazines, present only baseball players: 1. Ted Williams and Stan Musial, 8.5” x 11.5”. 2. Joe DiMaggio, Musial, Williams, Ewell Blackwell, Bucky Harris and Bob Elliott, 10.25” x 13.5”. 3. Bill Dickey and Mel Ott, 10.25” x 14”. The ads with multiple sports represented are: 4. DiMaggio, Frankie Albert, Lou Boudreau, Ben Hogan and Jack Kramer, two-page spread, 14” x 20.5”. 5. Bobby Riggs, Sid Luckman, Adolph Kiefer, Nat Homan, Lloyd Mangrum, Williams and Musial, approximately 9.75” x 12.5”. Generally, these ads are ex. Ad #5 has a stain in each of the upper corners. Ad #4 has a chip along the bottom edge where the two pages are joined. The Dickey-Ott ad has a slightly irregular left boarder. All of the ads display very nicely.
Winning Bid $30
Lot 284. 5 1950s Tobacco Ads with Athletes Such as Mantle, Spahn, Lemon, Wynn, Berra, Etc. These ads are from magazines. Three different for Camels range from 9.75” x 12.5” to 10.5” x almost 14”. Mickey Mantle is in two of them, and so are Early Wynn, Red Schoendienst, Ted Kluszewski and Harvey Haddix. Bob Lemon and Warren Spahn are in all three. Richie Ashburn, Yogi Berra, Enos Slaughter, Billy Martin also make appearances. One ad is vg and two are vg-ex; one is mounted on stiff paper. Mantle appears in two two-page ads. In an ad for Phillies Cigars, he is on one page, and one of his sons, on another. The ad offers a Rawlings baseball glove and an “autographed color picture of Mickey Mantle” for 20 Phillies cigar bands and $3.39. The pages are divided and vg-ex. In the other two-page ad, Mantle joins Sam Snead, Zoe Ann Olsen and Pancho Gonzales in endorsing Viceroy Cigarettes. The pages remain joined and have holes where staples once held them in place; otherwise, ex.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 285. 10 1950s-60s Mickey Mantle Magazine Ads - Timex, Kodak, Lifebuoy, Haggar Slacks, Etc. Ex condition group – all featuring Mantle as a New York Yankees star. Eight of the ads are full-page, and one occupies two pages from an issue of “Boy’s Life.” All different, including two Timex, Brookfield Clothes, two different in color promoting prize offerings from the Junior Sales Club of America, Lifebuoy Soap with a coupon for a booklet by Mantle on how to hit, Bantron stop smoking tablets, Kodak – color ad, Weller Power Tools, and a half page for Haggar Slacks.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 292. 1978 Poster of the World Champion New York Yankees. These Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox in a one-game playoff for the A.L. East title, beat Kansas City in the ALCS and became the MLB Champion in a six-game World Series against Los Angeles. Ron Guidry won the Cy Young Award, and the team featured such other stars as Goose Gossage, Sparky Lyle, Catfish Hunter, Thurman Munson, Reggie Jackson, Mickey Rivers and Graig Nettles. The poster from Burger King is 17” x 22”, features Frank Becerra artwork and is ex-m.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 293. 20 Coca-Cola 1979 “Baseball Greats” Posters – 10 Babe Ruth and 10 Casey Stengel. The 18” x 24” posters of these Hall of Fame members feature multiple images of each by Ted Nichols, a widely acclaimed commercial artist. The greatest player of the 20th century, Ruth was in the first Hall of Fame Class in 1936. One of the most successful and colorful mangers of the 20th century, Stengel was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1966. In addition to the artwork, each poster contains a written profile of the Baseball Great. The Ruth poster is the third is a series of four, and the Stengel poster, the fourth. The other players are Willie Mays and Stan Musial. These 20 posters are nm-m.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 311. 1944 St. Louis Browns at New York Yankees Program. The 16-page program is unscored and vg+ with a light vertical crease and the center folio loose. Despite the absence of household names, these Browns represented the American League in the World Series. Their manager, Luke Sewell, was “The Sporting News” Manager of the Year. For the season, shortstop Vern Stephens was the team’s leading batter with 20 home runs, 106 RBI and a .293 average. First baseman Mike Kreevich batted .301, and pitchers Nels Potter and Jack Kramer won 19 and 17 games, respectively. All are in the pre-printed lineup or roster. Joe Page, Snuffy Stirnweiss, Johnny Lindell and Hank Borowy are among more familiar Yankees names.
Winning Bid $30