Baseball Autographs – Jerseys, Letters, Posters & Other Media
Lot 105. 10 Jose Canseco Autographed Prints Featuring Doug West Artwork. Canseco’s signatures are gem mint 10 on the nm-m to mint lithographs, which present four images of the outfielder and designated hitter. From an issue of 500, they are numbered 193-198 and 201-204. Canseco’s MLB career spanned 1985-2001 with seven American League teams. He was the AL 1986 Rookie of the Year and a six-time All-Star who led the AL in home run twice, RBI once and received four Silver Slugger Awards. He helped teams to win two World Series and was the 1988 AL MVP. For his career, he batted .266 with 462 home runs and 1,407 RBI. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Minimum Bid $50
Lot 106. Bill Dickey VG 3 Autograph on an Unlined Index Card. Dickey had a 17-season Hall of Fame career as a catcher with the New York Yankees, 1928-43 and 1946. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1954. He died in 1993. All letters in his name are light but visible. The autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Todd Mueller Autographs and has been PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 107. Norwood Gibson Autograph and Handwritten Letter – 1903-06 Boston Americans Pitcher. Gibson’s two-page (front and back) handwritten letter contains fantastic baseball content. After graduating in 1900 from Notre Dame with a degree in chemistry, Gibson played for several Midwestern teams. In 1902, he pitched two no-hitters for the Kansas City Blue Stockings of the Western League. In four seasons with Boston (1903-06), he won 34 games, lost 32 and compiled a 2.93 ERA and 258 strikeouts. In 72 starts, he pitched 56 complete games. In 1903, he contributed 13 victories to the successful regular season of the team that won the first World Series; however, he did not appear in the Series. Arm problems limited his effectiveness beginning in 1905, and the Americans released him in 1906. Subsequently, he became a professor of general and analytic chemistry at Wabash College in Indiana. Apparently in the mid-to-late 1910s, he joined the Curtiss Candy Co. in Chicago as a chemist. In 1921, Curtiss began producing the Baby Ruth candy bar. Gibson’s letter is neatly written on 7.25” x 10.5” stationery of the New National Hotel in Peoria, IL. In it, he recounts in detail a game in which his manager, Hall of Famer Jimmy Collins, used him, a right-handed batter, to pinch hit for Jesse Tannehill, a left-hander, against right-handed pitcher Chief Bender. Gibson hit a ball to the wall to knock in a run. He then pitched and earned a save in the 5-3 win. Gibson also discusses the uniform style that Boston wore during his time. And he offers pitching advice to the son of the letter’s recipient, who apparently was writing an article for “Baseball Magazine.” Gibson has signed the letter twice with his initials, “N.R.G.” The letter is accompanied by an autographed note signed with his full name on a 3” x 5”. Mint 9 autograph. Undated, the letter likely was written in the 1940s, or possibly the 1950s. The hotel stationery has an address with a zone number, which the USPS used from 1943-63. Gibson worked at the hotel as a desk clerk later in his life. He died in 1959. Two pieces connected with early 1900s baseball. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $185
Lot 108. Reggie Jackson Autograph Certified by Global and Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA on a Yankees Jersey. The signature is mint 9 to gem mint 10 on a number on the back of a mint New York Yankees pinstripe replica jersey, size large, from Majestic. The Global Certification Number is GP 105468. The autograph is also PSA/DNA Pre-Certified. With 563 career home runs and 1,702 RBI, Jackson was a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee in 1993. Today, he ranks 14th in career home runs (eighth among HoF members) and 27th in RBI. In 1998, “The Sporting News” ranked him 48th on its list of Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players. In 21 seasons, “Mr. October” helped the teams he played for to win their their divisions10 times.
Winning Bid $75
Lot 109. Lloyd Waner Autograph on a Pittsburgh Pirates Logo Poster. Mint 9 to gem mint 10 signature with “Little Poison,” his nickname, added below on the 7.75” x 11.5” nm poster. Waner played center field for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 17 of the 18 seasons that make up his Hall of Fame career. He batted .316 with 2,459 hits. In 1967, he was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. Waner died in 1982. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $61
Lot 110. 27 Autographs – Musial, Morgan, Hoyt, Cronin, Kell, Lopez, Schoendienst, Slaughter. Eight Hall of Fame members and 10 teams are represented in this collection – Astros, Braves, Cardinals, Giants, Mets, Padres, Phils, Red Sox, Tigers and White Sox. The autographs, on a wide variety of media, are nm-m 8 or better unless otherwise noted. HoF Autographs: Joe Cronin, on a 4-in-1 reproduction card. George Kell, ex-m 6, b&w 3.5” x 5.5” photo. Waite Hoyt, color 3.5” x 5” photo. Al Lopez, 3.5” x 6” magazine photo. Joe Morgan, ex 5, b&w 3.75” x 5.75” photo. Stan Musial, 1.5” x 3” photo removed for a 4-in-1 reproduction exhibit card. Red Schoendienst, color 3.5” x 5” photo. Enos Slaughter, below a color photocopy of his 1953 Topps card. And Harry Hooper, as “Harry,” small signature at the end of a brief note on an envelope. Astros: On 3.5” x 5.5” team-issued photos, John Edwards, vg-ex 4, strong signature, poor placement, and Bob Watson (personalized). Braves: William Reed, nm 7 to nm-m 8, 3.5” x 6” photo. Cardinals: Bill White, 3.25” x 4” magazine photo. SF Giants: Jack Clark, 1983 Donruss Action All-Stars card. Gordon Jones (personalized), b&w photo postcard. Norm Sherry, ex 5, and Bob Lillis on color postcards. Mets: Bob Aspromonte, b&w 3.75” x 6” photo. Jack Hamilton, color 3.5” x 3.5” snapshot, back-signed. Dave Magadan, color postcard. Padres: Steve Garvey, 1986 Donruss Pop-Up cards. Al Dark, nm 7, brochure with his photo on the front. Phils: Don Demeter, ex-m 6, low-quality lithographed 3.25” x 4.5” photo. Frank Thomas, autograph smudged but fully readable, b&w 3.5” x 5.5” photo. Red Sox: Bob Riverboat Smith, b&w 3.5” x 5.5” photo. Birdie Tebbetts (personalized), vg+ to ex 4.5, b&w 3.25” x 4.5” photo. Tigers: Dick Littlefield, b&w 3.75” x 5” photo. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 111. 28 Autographs – 12 HoF – Doby, Feller, Hubbell, Kiner, Lopez, Niekro, Spahn, Etc. Almost one-half of these autographs were placed on various media by Hall of Fame members. The signers represent five teams – the NY Giants, Indians, Pirates White Sox, and Yankees. Unless otherwise noted, the autographs are nm-m 8 or better. The Hall of Fame autographs are by: Bob Feller, b&w 3.5” x 5” photo. Waite Hoyt, b&w 3.5” x 5” photo, Hoyt in street clothes. Carl Hubbell, 1.75” x 2.75” photo removed for a 4-in-1 reproduction exhibit card. Al Lopez, two different, a b&w 3.5” x 4.75” photo with the Indians and a b&w 3.25” x 5.5” magazine photo with the White Sox. Phil Niekro, color 2.5” x 3.5” photo. Warren Spahn, color postcard with him in an Indians uniform. Hoyt Wilhelm, b&w photo trimmed to 2.5” x 3.25,” including his autograph at the top. Also, four HoF autographs are on small, irregular sections of paper – about 0.75” x 1.75” to 1” x 3” – Rich Gossage, Larry Doby, Ralph Kiner and Early Wynn. The Doby autograph has a small piece of tape at the top of the “L.” Three ink lines cross the second half of Gossage’s last name. The Kiner and Wynn signatures are nm-m 8 with little or no border. Brewers autographs: Ted Kubiak, nm 7, McCarthy postcard. Charlie Moore, nm 7 to nm-m 8, b&w 3.75” x 5.5” team-issued lithographed photo. Expos: Russ Nixon, postcard. Indians: Don Dillard, b&w 3.25” x 5.5” lithographed photo. Mickey Grasso (personalized), vg+ to ex 4.5, b&w 3.5” x 5.75” photo. Chuck Hinton, postcard. Ken Keltner (personalized), 3.5” x 5” photo. Dale Mitchell, 1947-66 exhibit card, PSA/DNA certified and slabbed. Pirates: Bob Friend, 1947-66 exhibit card. Nellie King, nm 7, very strong autograph on the partially dark background of a b&w 4” x 6” team-issued photo. Joe Lonnett and Al Monchak, each on a color 3.75” x 4.75” lithographed photo. Dick Schofield, b&w 4” x 5” photo from the team. Hal Smith, nm 7 autograph, b&w 3.5” x 5” snapshot. Senators: Bob Wiesler (personalized), b&w 3.5” x 4.5” Don Wingfield photo. Ed Yost, nm 7, b&w 4” x 5” photo. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $61
Lot 112. 40 Autographs – 11 HoF – Carter, Feller, Hoyt, Lindstrom, Musial, Palmer, Ripken, Etc. The players and managers who created these autographs represent the Angels, Athletics, Braves, Browns, Cardinals, Cubs, Dodgers, NY Giants, Indians, Mets, Orioles, Reds, White Sox and Yankees. Their signatures, on various media, are nm-m 8 or better unless otherwise noted. Here is the list of Hall of Fame signers: Gary Carter, on a 3.75” x 5.25” autograph page with another signature. Bob Feller, on a 3.75” x 5” section of a magazine page with his photo and several others and information on his career. Waite Hoyt, b&w postcard with a note on the back saying he gave the card to MLB pitcher Marty McHale. Freddy Lindstrom, b&w postcard-sized lithographed photo. Al Lopez, b&w magazine photo. Stan Musial, vg 3 autograph, b&w 3” x 4” magazine photo. Jim Palmer (personalized), Orioles postcard. Enos Slaughter, b&w team-issued 3.25” x 5.5” lithographed photo. Billy Williams, 3.75” x 4.75” magazine page section with his photo and career information. Cal Ripken Jr., large on a 3.75” x 5.25” autograph page with two other autographs. T. (Ted) Lyons, printed as part of the return address on a 1973 envelope. Special autograph: Pete Gray, b&w 3.5” x 5.5” photo; despite having only one arm, Gray was an outfielder for the 1945 St. Louis Browns. Angels autographs: Dean Chance (personalized), 1964 Topps Giants card #15. Athletics: (All but one on team issues, b&w lithographed photos, about 3.25” x 5.5”.) Mike Baxes (personalized), nm 7. Al Brancato, b&w postcard. Ned Garver. Ray Herbert, 2 different, signed both partly on his face. “JoJo” White (personalized), nm 7. Braves: Jeff Blauser, nm 7, 2 different color 2.5” x 3.5” photos. Dodgers: Johnny Podres, 2” x 3” section of paper. Orioles: George Bamberger, Paul Blair and George Staller, all personalized on postcard-size color photos. Dave Johnson, postcard. Russ Snyder, color 3.5” x 4.75” photo of his 1964 Topps card. Reds: G. Davis (George “Kiddo”), small, sharp autograph at the end of a brief “thank you” note. Tommy Helms (personalized), b&w 3.75” x 4.75” photo. Red Sox: Johnny Pesky, irregularly cut 2” x 3” section of paper, bottom tip of “J” cut off, nice autograph. Yankees: Ralph Houk, color 3.5” x 5” photo. Also: Bill Swaggerty on the page with Cal Ripken, and Tito Landrum, Bob Milliken, Lee Thomas and Dan Cox on the opposite side. And Darryl Strawberry on the page with Gary Carter, and Carlos Diaz, Joe Hesketh and umpire Steve Rippley on the back. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Minimum Bid $50