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Lot 141.  1950s-1960s Pirates Grab Bag – Clemente, Kiner, Mazeroski – 26 Cards, Coins and More! Five Hall of Fame players are represented in the 24 different issues in this type collection, including a scarce 1962 PITTSBURGH EXHIBITS card. Here is the list: 1953 Red Man Tobacco #15N KINER (No Tab) vg. 1956 Topps Pin Long vg. 1960 Fleer #76 P. WANER nm. 1960 Leaf #127 Nelson nm. 1960 Topps #48 Smith ex+ and 258 Groat nm. 1961 Bazooka #8 Groat vg-ex. 1961 Fleer FRISCH ex+. 1961 Kahn’s Wieners Skinner p-f. 1961 Topps #567 Murtaugh All-Star nm. 1961 Topps Stamp Groat vg-ex. 1962 Pittsburgh Exhibits Don Hoak, horizontal example, printed in red and black, ace of diamonds with a photo of Hoak, vg+ to ex. 1962 Post Cereal #171 Hoak vg-ex. 1962 Post Cereal Canadian #169 Stuart vg-ex and 179 Law ex-m. 1962 Topps Hoak stamp nm. 1963 Fleer #57 Face ex+. 1963 Post Cereal #144 Burgess nm. 1963 Salada Coins #16 Groat ex. 1963 Topps #34 Schofield nm. 1964 Kahn’s McBean g-vg. 1964 Topps #163 Clendenon ex-m+. 1964 Topps Coins #143 MAZEROSKI All-Star vg-ex. 1966 East Hills Pirates CLEMENTE vg-ex. 1966 Topps Rub-Offs Veale nm. And 1969 Topps Decal Alou vg-ex. Pittsburgh Exhibits cards are very scarce, and their origin is uncertain. They may have been available in penny arcade vending machines at Kennywood Amusement Park near Pittsburgh. They could have been over-the-counter prizes for a winning gumball from a vending machine in various stores. Boxers, TV and movie cowboys, wrestlers, rock-and-roll-stars, cartoon characters and ballplayers are part of the set.
Winning Bid $125     

Lot 147.  Bill Mazeroski 1958 Hires Root Beer Card #36 with Tab. Mazeroski was a Veterans Committee choice for the Hall of Fame in 2001. Six years earlier, columnist George Will had written: “The exclusion of Mazeroski from Cooperstown is a case of simple discrimination against defensive skills.” The Hires card is vg-ex with a very light crease on the back. The colors remain strong, as does the appearance of the entire card.
Winning Bid $55     

Lot 177.  Roberto Clemente Collection – 9 Cards and a Topps Decal. The advertisement and Clemente’s name have been removed from his 1966 Kahn’s Wieners card. The portion of the card with his photo and facsimile autograph is g-vg. The 1969 Topps decal is g. Clemente’s card from Topps’ 1969 Deckle Edge set is vg and uncommon – it has a blank back. A Hall of Fame Yellow Plaque Postcard of Clemente is g-vg. These collectibles are accompanied by a complete nm-m 1993 City Pride Roberto Clemente set of six cards.
Winning Bid $61     

Lot 182.  24 1968 Topps Cards - 17 High-Grade #198 Roy Face Cards and 7 Other Star Cards. In 1959, Face established a Major League record for the best winning percentage in a single season. His record of 18 wins with only 1 loss, which yields a winning percentage of .949, remains the Major League record 61 years later. The 17 cards of Face are pack-fresh. Each grades, conservatively, ex-m+ or better. Other star cards are: #85 Perry vg-ex, 99 Colavito vg-ex, 372 Brock All-Star g, 378 Gibson All-Star g, 408 Carlton vg, 410 Jenkins vg-ex and 450 Katt vg.
Winning Bid $30     

Lot 241.  5 Different Pittsburgh Forbes Field Circa 1909-1911 Pre-Linen Postcards. All of these postcards have color fronts and divided backs, and all but one are borderless. 1. No. 24777 on the front, aerial view of Forbes Field, “New Base Ball Stadium and Park, Pittsburg, Pa” at the top left on the front, no publisher. Addressed on the back and dated July 27, 1909, but not mailed. Ex-m to nm. 2. No. 2795 on the front, “Entrance to Forbes Field, Pittsburg, Pa.” in the upper left, fans leaving the ball park, no bunting shown. This postcard was postally cancelled on Sept. 21, 1911. G-vg. 3. No. 29048 on the back, aerial view from the outfield with the ball park empty, “Pittsburgh, Pa. Interior, Ball Park.” in the lower left and “Photo Copyrighted 1909 by Pittsburgh Athletic Co.” at the lower right. The R. W. Johnston Studios Inc., of Pittsburgh issued the postcard, which was printed in Germany. The card was addressed but not mailed. G-vg with a chipped upper right corner. 4. No. A65513 on the back, “Entrance to Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pa.” in the lower left border, published by Robbins & Son of Pittsburgh. The photo shows a few fans waiting to enter the park and a newsboy. Unused and vg+ to ex. 5. No. 24789, essentially the same photo as A65513 above, “Forbes Field, Champion Pirates’ Base Ball Park, Pittsburg, Pa.” across the top and centered to the left. Unused and ex-m.
Winning Bid $55     

Lot 285.  1943 Program for the Comedians vs. Leading Men “World’s Funniest Baseball Game.” Benefitting Mount Sinai Hospital and Clinic in Los Angeles, this event was staged on Oct. 10 at Wrigley Field. The 12-page program contains six pages of photos, including Xavier Cugat, Spike Jones, Veronica Lake, Deanna Durbin, Dorothy Lamour, Buster Keaton, Milton Berle, Dick Powell, Mary Pickford, Red Skelton, Joe E. Brown, Fred MacMurray and John Wayne. Vg with splits of about one inch at the top and bottom of the spine and “Remember this?” added to the front cover. MB $15.
Winning Bid $25     

Lot 288.  Program, Ticket Stub for the May 21, 1944 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh Game. The black-on-green ticket, which features a Pirates’ mascot on the front, is clean and free of creases. Ex+. The back of the program has been affixed to a scrapbook page. The front cover promotes War Bonds. The 16-page program shows pre-printed lineups and has been scored in pencil. Except for the gluing of the back cover, the program is vg. The Pirates won this game, 4-3. The program includes a photo of Bob Prince, then a local sportscaster who joined the Pirates’ radio broadcast team in 1948. Among the Pirates pictured are Frankie Frisch and Preacher Roe.
Winning Bid $40     

Lot 292.  Pittsburgh Baseball Club “Pirate Knot Hole Club” 1953 Season Pass. The front of the pass, numbered “30814,” features the Pirates’ early 1950s logo and the facsimile signature of John W. Galbreath, team president. The owner’s name is lightly written on in pencil, and “715” has been added in pen as the “Agency No.” Conditions for using the pass are on the back. Vg.
Winning Bid $25     

Lot 294.  1960 Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Yankees World Series Program. A team photo of the 1960 American League champions spreads across the front and back covers of this 52-page unscored program. Individual players’ photos with brief biographical sketches are presented inside for both teams. In this series, the Yankees outscored the Pirates, 53-27, and New York’s Bobby Richardson was named the series MVP. Nevertheless, Bill Mazeroski’s 9th inning walk-off home run of Game 7 made the Pirates World Champions. Vg+ cover with ex pages.
Winning Bid $185     

Lot 295.  Full Unused Ticket from a May 30, 1962 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Game. This ticket for Field Box 48 Row AA Seat 4 is part of a season ticket package (as indicated on the front of the ticket). Roberto Clemente collected three hits, Dick Stuart drove in two runs and Smoky Burgess sent another runner home as the Pirates defeated the Cardinals in this game, 3-1. Earl Francis was the winning pitcher. The ticket, made from relatively thin paper, is clean and vg-ex.
Winning Bid $20     

Lot 299.  1971 Baltimore at Pittsburgh World Series Game 4 Ticket Stub – for the First Series Night Game. A program is also included. The Pirates defeated the Orioles to capture baseball’s 1971 world championship in seven games. One of the victories came in Game 4 on Oct. 13 when the two teams met at Three Rivers Stadium in baseball’s first World Series game at night. Pittsburgh came from behind to win 4-3, with Bob Robertson scoring the winning run on a pinch-hit single by Milt May. The ticket stub is vg with the rain check almost detached. Pages 32-40 are missing from the 72-page program, which otherwise has an f-g cover and vg pages.
Winning Bid $35     

Lot 300.  1979 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series Ticket Stub and 1970, 1971 NLCS Stubs. The 1979 Pirates defeated Baltimore in seven games to capture the World Championship. Willie Stargell was the MVP. The stub for Game 3 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh is g-vg with a crease, two holes from a staple and a name printed on the back. Baltimore won this game, 8-4. The 1970 National League Championship Series stub is for Game 1 in Pittsburgh. The Cincinnati Reds defeated Pittsburgh, 3-0 in 10 innings, after Gary Nolan of the Reds and Dock Ellis of the Pirates each pitched nine scoreless innings. The Reds swept the series in three games. The stub is vg+ to ex. The 1971 stub, f-g, is for Game 4 in Pittsburgh with San Francisco. The Pirates beat the Giants 9-5 to end the series. They then went on to beat Baltimore in the World Series.
Winning Bid $25     

Lot 326.  Framed Honus Wagner Vintage Ad and Facsimile Signature. An advertisement for Bradley Knit Wear features an excellent portrait of Wagner by American illustrator J. F. Kernan, who specialized in portraits and scenes representing middle-class life. From 1910-40, his works appeared on the covers of “The Saturday Evening Post,” “Collier’s,” “Outdoor Life” and other popular magazines. The ad contains a quote attributed to Wagner mentioning Ty Cobb. Beneath the ad is Wagner’s facsimile signature. The ad itself, which has a ½” edge tear, a corner crease and an area of very light soiling, is approximately 6 ¼” x 9 ¼”. It has been professionally matted and framed to 13 5/8” x 18 ¼”. A “Baseball Magazine” premium with this same portrait sold for $450
Winning Bid $185     

Lot 328.  3 1910-30s Ads Featuring Pittsburgh Pirates Including the Waner Brothers. A 6.5” x 9.5” page from a 1910 issue of “Baseball Magazine Advertiser offers a 30” x 9” Photogravure Picture of the “World’s Champions” Pirates team. Although Pittsburgh won the 1909 World Series, the ad promotes “The World’s Champions 1910.” The photo shows “the Entire Team – Twenty-five Players in all.” The left border of the page has two chips approximately ½” each, a third about 1/16” and a ½” tear. Matted and framed, the page would display well. Pirates’ catcher George Gibson is featured in a 1910 Coca-Cola ad on newsprint. The 5.25” x 6.75” has been matted to 8” x 10.” It recognizes the Pittsburgh catcher this way: “George Gibson of the Pittsburg Nationals (Champions of the World) led the League as catcher with a percentage of .983 and caught more games than any other catcher last year.” In return for a 2-cent stamp, the ad offer “our booklet ‘The Truth About Coca-Cola’ and the Coca-Cola Baseball Record Book for 1910.” Besides baseball information, the premium “contains the famous poem ‘Casey at the Bat’.” The ad, which includes an illustration of Gibson, has an ex-m appearance. A third ad promotes the 1930s “Waners’ Baseball Game.” Along with the game, both Paul and Lloyd Waner are pictured in the ad, which is framed to 9.5” x 12.25.” The ad sells the game this way, for $1.50: “Boys-It’s Here….a Real Indoor Baseball Game! Waners’ Baseball Game…Fascinating, Educational, Easy to Play-Loads of Fun.” As framed, the ad has an ex-m+ appearance.
Winning Bid $61     

Lot 345.  1950s-1960s Pittsburgh Pirates Beanie. Made with a green felt-like material, the beanie features an uncommon pirate with a patch over his right eye and a dagger in his teeth. A gold stripe creates a border at the bottom of the beanie, which has several small stains. The Pirates logo and the beanie itself display well.
Winning Bid $45     

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