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Baseball Autographs - Pittsburgh Pirates

  6 Lots      

Lot 219.  Perez-Steele Cards Signed by Willie Stargell and Ralph Kiner Plus 16 Unsigned Cards. Both Hall of Fame outfielders autographed 1990 Great Moments cards. Stargell’s signature is nm-m 8, and Kiner’s, gem mint 10. The cards are nm-m. Stargell was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1988 and died and 2001. Kiner was a member of the 1975 Hall of Fame class; he died in 2014. Unsigned Great Moments cards feature Roberto Clemente, Honus Wagner, Max Carey, Arky Vaughan and the Waner Brothers. There also are unsigned 1989 Perez-Steele Celebration cards of Stargell and Kiner and unsigned 1980-81 postcards of Fred Clarke, Clemente, Bill McKechnie, Stargell, Pie Traynor, Arky Vaughan, Honus Wagner, Lloyd Waner and Paul Waner. A total of 18 cards.
Winning Bid $40     

Lot 220.  ONL Feeney Baseball Signed by 5 Pirates – Stargell, Parker, Tanner, Haddix and Lonnett. Chuck Tanner, Pittsburgh Pirates manager 1977-85, autographed the sweet spot of this ex-m 6 ball. Willie Stargell signed the south panel; Dave Parker, the north, and Harvey Haddix and Joe Lonnett, the west. The east is personalized “To Tim,” with “Sincerely” added. The ballpoint autographs are nm 7 to nm-m 8 with light or light-to-moderate age or soiling spots behind Parker’s and Stargell’s. Tanner (died 2011) led the Pirates to MLB’s World Championship in 1979. Stargell (d. 2001) was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1988, his first year of eligibility. Parker was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 1984, but off-field issues apparently have limited support for MLB HoF enshrinement. Harvey Haddix (d. 1994) and Joe Lonnett (d. 2011) both served as coaches for Tanner.
Winning Bid $25     

Lot 221.  4 Pittsburgh Pirates Autographs –Taillon (2), Glasnow and Bell. One Jameson Taillon autograph is nm 7 on the sweet spot of an nm-m OML Selig baseball. The other by the pitcher is nm-m 8 to mint 9 on an nm-m 8” x 10” color photo. Tyler Glasnow placed an nm-m 8 to mint 9 signature on the sweet spot of an Official Eastern League ball, which is white to slightly off-white and shows a scuff on the league stamp and apparent bat contact. These conditions do not affect the appearance of the autograph. The fourth signature is by Josh Bell – gem mint 10 on an nm-m 8” x 10” color photo. The Pirates traded Taillon to the Yankees before the start of the current season. He was 29-24 in four seasons in Pittsburgh. Glasnow pitched for Pittsburgh in 2+ seasons before being traded to Tampa Bay in 2018. After his 2019 All-Star season, the Pirates traded first baseman Bell to Washington.
Winning Bid $15     

Lot 222.  5 Autographed and 26 Pittsburgh Pirates Unsigned Cards, Primarily Team Issues. Three signed cards are 3.5” x 5” from Giant Eagle with b&w photos: Jim Bibby, ElRoy Face and Grant Jackson; nm-m 8 to mint 9 signatures. Signatures of John Candelaria and Jim Rooker are ex 5, light and complete, on relatively thin 4.25” x 5.5” card stock. Unsigned cards from four team issues are approximately 3.25” x 4.25”: 1967, Blass, Mazeroski and Veale. 1968, Kline, Kolb, Sanguillen and Shepard. 1969, Oliver. And 1970, Patek. Eight color cards are from a 1969 or 1970 team issue, 4.25” x 5.5”: Alou, Alley, Hebner, Moose, Sanguillen, Stargell and Walker. Cards of Candelaria and Rooker, two of each, are the same as the signed cards above. And six cards are from a 1984 set, 3 3/8” x 5 ¼” with color photos and advertising by various sponsors on the back: Frobel, Guante, May, Morrison, Otis and Scurry.
Winning Bid $10     

Lot 223.  10 Pittsburgh Pirates 8” x 10” Photos with 2 Autographs – ElRoy Face and Cal Abrams. This collection contains a mix of color, black & white and sepia photos. Face, one of the better relief pitchers not in the Hall of Fame, autographed a color photo. His signature is gem mint 10. An All-Star in three seasons, Face led the N.L. in saves three times and posted an 18-1 record in 1959. He saved three games for Pittsburgh in the 1960 World Series. Abrams’ personalized autograph is gem mint 10 on a sepia photo. An outfielder for the Pirates in 1953 and 1954, he died in 1997. Subjects of the unsigned photos, all with different poses, are Roberto Clemente (2), one color and one b&w; Ralph Kiner, sepia; Willie Stargell (2), both color; Clemente with Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, b&w; the 1893 Pirates team, including HoFers Jake Beckley and Connie Mack, b&w; and an unidentified early 1900s Pirates team, b&w. The photos are nm to nm-m.
Winning Bid $35     

Lot 224.  9 Baseball-Related Checks Endorsed by Pittsburgh Pirates – May, Robinson, Etc. These checks were written on a Major League Baseball Players Assoc. account in April 1980. Each has a stamped signature of Marvin J. Miller on the front. The player signed the back. The player’s position and year(s) of service with the Pirates are listed after his name: Kurt Bevacqua (infielder, 1974), Clay Carroll (pitcher, 1978), Joseph Coleman (pitcher, 1979), Mike Edwards (second baseman, 1977), Gary Hargis (pinch-runner, 1979), Milton (Milt) May (catcher, 1970-1973), Craig Reynolds (shortstop, 1975-1976), Don Robinson (pitcher, 1978-1987) and Harry Saferight (catcher, 1979). There also is a check to Chuck Hartenstein (pitcher, 1969) signed by his wife. The signatures are generally nm to nm-m. Most of the checks have been stamped by a bank. The autographs of Reynolds, May, Coleman, Carroll and Bevaqua are unaffected or affected only slightly. The stamps more strongly affect the signatures of Saferight, Robinson and Hargis.
Winning Bid $20     

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