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
Lot 316. 1952 St. Louis Browns at New York Yankees Program. The cover of the 24-page program proclaims Yank2ee Stadium “Home of Champions” and lists the Yankees’ championships from 1921 through 1951. Their 1951 World Series title was their third straight. The 1952 Yankees made it four in a row. The program is vg+, clean and sharp with a crease on the front cover. Names have been added to the scorecard, which has the top half of the first inning scored in pencil. Future Hall of Fame names are plentiful in the lineups and rosters – Phil Rizzuto, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Johnny Mize, Bill Dickey (coach) and Casey Stengel for the Yankees and Satchel Paige, an All-Star in 1952, for the Browns. The program recognizes Stengel for his success as the Yankees’ manager and presents an All-Time Yankee Team to mark the Bronx Bombers’ 50th season in the American League. Four of the players are pictured.
Winning Bid $30
Lot 332. Derek Jeter 2000 New York Yankees World Champions Replica Ring. In 2000, by defeating the New York Mets in five games, the Yankees increased their World Series championship to more than 27 percent – or slightly more than one out of four World Series ever played. Jeter was the MVP. The metal alloy mint ring has the Yankees’ logo in simulated diamonds surrounded by “World Champions 2000” on the head, and Jeter’s name and “26th” over the World Series trophy on one shoulder. A different Yankees’ logo is on the other shoulder.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 334. Mickey Mantle 1974 Baseball Hall of Fame Replica Ring. On the head of this ring, Mantle’s name is on either side of his uniform number, and the span of his MLB career, 1951-68, is above and below. One should presents career highlights, including his 536 home runs and the year of his HoF induction. The other has a facsimile autograph, an image of Yankee Stadium and the date of Mantle’s retirement. Mint metal alloy ring.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 335. Don Mattingly New York Yankees 1997 Retirement Replica Ring. The head of this mint metal alloy ring says “Don Mattingly Captain” around his uniform number. One shoulder has an engraving of Yankee Stadium with “1984 A.L. Batting Champion” above, and the other notes his 1985 A.L. MVP Award and provides his career batting average and retirement date.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 339. Mariano Rivera 1999 New York Yankees World Series 25th Championship Replica Ring. Rivera was the MVP as the Yankees swept the Atlanta Braves for their 25th World Series Championship in 95 editions of the Fall Classic. He won a game in relief and recorded saves in two others. The mint metal alloy ring has the Yankees’ logo in simulated diamonds on the head, Rivera’s name with “25th” over the World Series trophy on one shoulder and further celebration of the 25th championship on the other.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 348. Hartland Statues - Original 1958-63 Mickey Mantle and 1990s Ryan and Yastrzemski. The 7” Mantle figure has a dark-cream uniform and several rub marks on the forearms and one on the face, and a tiny hole (1/16”), possibly drilled, on the back. Mantle’s bat is present. The Nolan Ryan and Carl Yastrzemski statues, each about 8” to 8.25” tall, are from the 1993-94 Hartland Collection produced by Steven Manufacturing in Missouri. Each statue is numbered but without a Certificate of Authenticity or box. Each is nm.
Winning Bid $168
Lot 358. 8 “Legends of Baseball” Limited Edition Plates Recommended by the Bradford Exchange. These 8.25” fine porcelain plates, which are rimmed with 22-karat gold, present paintings of vintage Hall of Fame baseball stars – Lou Gehrig, Cy Young, Rogers Hornsby, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, Tris Speaker, Christy Mathewson and Mel Ott. Delphi produced the plates, and Jeff Barson created the paintings. He is an artist and medical entrepreneur who has created artwork for the New York City Opera, Ballentine, Coca-Cola and others. He also was commissioned to paint portraits of Vivien Leigh for the 60th anniversary of the movie “Gone With the Wind” and of Princess Diana. Each plate comes with Certificate of Authenticity, a collector card and an insert noting that the “Legends of Baseball” collection is “the first baseball series ever recommended by the Bradford Exchange to depict history’s immortal ballplayers.” The condition of the collector cards varies. The series comprises 16 plates. The half of the set offered here includes: 2. Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man. 4. Cy Young: The Perfect Game. 5. Rogers Hornsby: The .424 Season. 6. Honus Wagner: The Flying Dutchman. 8. Walter Johnson: The Shutout. 9. Tris Speaker: The Gray Eagle. 10. Christy Mathewson: 1905 World Series. And 11. Mel Ott: Master Melvin. The other plates in the set, which are not included here, are: 1. Babe Ruth. 3. Ty Cobb. 7. Jimmie Foxx. 12. Lefty Grove. 13.Shoeless Joe Jackson. 14. Pie Traynor. 15. Mickey Cochrane. 16. Grover Alexander. The plates are mint in their original Styrofoam packages.
Winning Bid $75