Lot 177. Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider Beautifully Autographed 8” x 10” B&W Photo. The bold Sharpie signatures of these Hall of Fame center fielders are gem mint 10. The photo is triple-matted and framed to 13” x 15”. A 10-time All-Star, seven-time World Series champion and three time A.L. MVP, Mantle (died 1995) was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1974, his first year of eligibility. Snider (d. 2011) was enshrined in 1980. He was an eight-time All-Star and contributed to two World Championships for the Dodgers.
Winning Bid $240
Lot 178. 18 Autographed Photos – Hodges, Raschi, Street, Thomson, Vander Meer, Etc. These autographs are nm-m 8 or better unless otherwise noted. Seven are on 8” x 10” b&w photos. The others are on various media. The 8 x 10s are autographed by Babe Herman (personalized), Minnie Minoso (pers., nm 7, a bold 10 with a slight smudge on three letters), Johnny Pesky (nm 7 to nm-m 8), Vic Raschi (pers.), Bill Moose Skowron (shown with Mantle and Berra), Bobby Thomson and Johnny Vander Meer. The photos they signed show creases and range from vg to ex. Six players signed b&w photos taken from the pages of “Baseball Magazine”: Sal Maglie, 6” x10” photo, possibly from the magazine. Lamar Skeeter Newsome (pers., nm 7), 7.25” x 9.5” photo. Birdie Tebbetts, inside cover, 8.5” x 11”. Hal Trosky (pers.), cover trimmed to 7” x 7”. Mickey Vernon, inside cover, 8.5” x 10.5”. Wes Westrum, inside cover trimmed to 7.5” x 9.5”, nm 7. The other signers and what they signed are: Gil Hodges, color 6” x 9.5” magazine photo, nm 7. Charlie Keller, 6.5” x 8” glossy, nm 7. Vada Pinson (pers.), 8” x 10” b&w offset print. Gabby Street 4.5 x 8 glossy, tape his over signature, vg 3 to vg-ex 4 appearance. And Eric Tipton, 8x10 b&w photocopy showing him as a football player.
Winning Bid $204
Lot 179. Ernie Banks Mint 9 to Gem Mint 10 Autograph on a 16” x 20” Color Photo. In 1999, “The Sporting News” ranked Banks as the 38th best baseball player of the 20th century. He was an All-Star in 11 of 17 full seasons, including eight consecutively, and the N.L. MVP in 1958 and 1959. He led the N.L. twice in home runs and runs batted in. Despite changes in the game, he still ranks among the top 25 home run hitters of all time, and only 32 players have driven in more runs. In 1977, his first year of eligibility, he was elected to the Hall of Fame. Banks died in 2015. His signature in this photo is bold atop his white jersey. A 2009 JSA Letter of Authenticity rates it a 9.5. Light creases throughout the photo are evident depending on lighting. Correctly framed, this photo and autograph will become an outstanding display item of one of baseball’s best players and ambassadors.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 180. Dizzy Dean Autographed Photo. Dean personalized his signature on this 8” x 10” photo, which is a quality print. The autograph is large and clear, with Dean adding “Pitching for Falstaff.” The photo has several pin holes in the top and bottom borders, a ¾” tear at the left, about an inch above the bottom border, and a number of creases, primarily on the left side. The autograph is mint 9. “The Sporting News” ranked Dean 85th on its list of Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1953. After his playing career ended, Dean worked as a broadcaster for the Cardinals, Browns, Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Mutual Broadcaster, ABC and CBS. He became famous for his humor and excellence in mangling English. He died in 1974.
Winning Bid $125
Lot 181. Reggie Jackson Mint 9 Autograph on a 16” x 20” Black & White Photo. Nm photo shows Jackson batting for the New York Yankees. He ranks 14th on baseball’s all-time home run list with 563 and 27th on its RBI list with 1,702. “The Sporting News” ranked him among the best 50 players of the 20th century. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1993, his first year of eligibility.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 185. Ryne Sandberg Autographed 8” x 10” Color Photo. In 15 full MLB seasons, Sandberg was a 10-time All-Star who earned nine Gold Glove and seven Silver Slugger Awards. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005. His autograph, large and nm-m 8 to mint 9 on a somewhat dark background, is accompanied by a Certificate of Verification from All-Star Sports & Memorabilia.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 187. Warren Spahn Gorgeous Autographed 11” x 14” Color Photo. This photo is outstanding for display, with Spahn in a follow-through pitching pose and a large gem mint 10 Sharpie autograph. Stan Musial called Spahn “an artist with imagination.” In 20 full seasons, the left-hander won 363 games, more than any other lefty. His win total was almost certainly reduced by the three years he served in World War II. He won at least 20 games 13 times, led the N.L. in wins eight times; in ERA, three times; and in strikeouts, four times. He was a 17-time All-Star and earned the Cy Young Award in 1957. In 1973, his first year of eligibility, Spahn was elected to the Hall of Fame. In its list of Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players, “The Sporting News” ranked him 21st, ahead of all other left-handed pitchers and behind only Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Grover Alexander, Cy Young and Satchel Paige. Spahn died in 2003.
Winning Bid $92
Lot 188. Tris Speaker Autographed B&W Photo Postcard Postmarked June 4, 1951. Excellent on offense and defense, Speaker is regarded as one of the best center fielders of all time. A.345 hitter over 22 seasons, he still holds the record for career doubles (792) – 93 years after his retirement. He also holds the record for career assists by an outfielder – 449, including 35 in 1909. His .345 average places him sixth on the all-time list, and he is fifth on the hits list with 3,514. Speaker was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. “The Sporting News” ranked him 27th on its list of 100 Greatest Baseball Players. He died in 1958. The 3.5” x 5.5” photo postcard Speaker autographed is vg+ to ex with two creases in the upper right corner. Tape residue is evident over the full signature. The “s” in his first name is smudged, and there also is a slight smudge on the “S” in “Speaker.” The overall signature is strong and has an ex-m 6 appearance.
Winning Bid $291
Lot 189. Photos Signed by 10 HoFers – Carlton, Musial, Snider, Spahn, Wilhelm, Etc. The autographs are mint 9 or gem mint 10 and, unless otherwise noted, they are on 8” x 10” color photos. Steve Carlton (HoF 1994). Bob Feller (HoF 1962/died 2010) signed a 1963-73 Equitable Life Sports Hall of Fame 7.75” x 11 illustration by Robert Riger. Monte Irvin (1973/2016). Ralph Kiner (HoF 1975/2014), black & white photo. Stan Musial (1969/2013). Red Schoendienst (1989/2018). Enos Slaughter (1985/2002). Duke Snider (1980/2011). Warren Spahn (1973/2003), autograph on an 8” x 10” colorized 1988 offset print illustration by Jack Ellison that has a ¼” stain across the top and bottom borders (far from the illustration and autograph). And Hoyt Wilhelm (1985/2002).
Winning Bid $110
Lot 190. 1927 Photo of Yankees’ Infielders - Gehrig and Lazzeri and Signed by Koenig and Dugan. The 1927 Yankees team is widely regarded as the best ever in Major League Baseball. Mark Koenig and “Joe” Dugan autographed this 8” x 10” black & white photo, which is ex+. Covering shortstop for the Yankees from 1925-30, Koenig helped the team win World Championships in 1927 and 1928. At third base from 1922-28, Dugan contributed to these two titles and another in 1923. First baseman Lou Gehrig and second baseman Tony Lazzeri are pictured. Dugan died in 1982, and Koenig, in 1993. He was the last surviving member of the Yankees’ 1927 World Championship team. The autographs are mint 9.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 191. 20 Baseball Autographs on 8” x 10” Photos – HoFers Jenkins, Wynn, Etc. Unless otherwise noted, the autographs are mint 9 or gem mint 10, and the photos are color. Fergie Jenkins (w/”HOF 7/21/91”), Early Wynn (with JSA Basic Cert; Wynn died 1999), Jesse Crain, Jim Gentile (ex-m 6 to nm 7), Ozzie Guillen, Angel Guzman, Orlando Hernandez, Roberto Hernandez, Ed Kranepool, Art Kusnyer (b&w, shown with another player), Marty Kutyna (b&w offset print showing him shaking hands with JFK, nm-m 8 to mint 9), Rudy Law (b&w, with a ticket from a show), Will Ohman, Al Oliver, Gary Peters (w/”1963 AL ROY”), Jeff Reardon, Moose Skowron (died 2012; 3 photos), each in a different uniform (Senators, White Sox, & Dodgers), and Jose Valentin.
Winning Bid $50