Lot 73. Don Larsen and Yogi Berra Signed 1956 World Series Perfect Game 11”x14” Photo. Awesome image of the pitcher and catcher embracing after the last pitch of the only perfect game in World Series history. Larsen had just struck out Dale Mitchell of the Brooklyn Dodgers to complete the game. Both Larsen and Berra placed gem mint 10 autographs on the nm-m sepia photo. Larsen added “1956 WS MVP, 1956 Perfect Game” and “1956 WS Champs.” Awesome! PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 74. Autographed 11” x 14” Photo Featuring New York’s 3 Consecutive World Series MVPs! This commemorative composite “World Series Heroes” photo is a beauty, with each hero superimposed on a sepia image of his home stadium. The New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees are represented. Beneath his name, each player has added the year of his World Series success and his team: Dusty Rhodes (“54 WS MVP NY Giants”), Johnny Podres (“55 WS MVP Brooklyn Dodgers”) and Don Larsen (“56 WS MVP NY Yankees”). Each autograph is bold and gem mint 10. This collectible must be seen to be appreciated! MB $50.
Minimum Bid $50
Lot 75. Hi (Hiram) Bithorn Autographed Photo from Inside the Front Cover of “Baseball Magazine. Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in Sept. 1941, Bithorn became the first MLB player from Puerto Rico when he made his debut for the team on April 15, 1942. A pitcher, he posted a 34-31 record in three full seasons and a two-game season. He missed two seasons while serving in World War II. In 1943, he won 18 games, including seven shutouts, lost 12 and finished the seasons with a 2.60 ERA. In 1951, Bithorn was killed in Mexico by a police officer that subsequently was sentenced to eight years in prison for murdering the former Cubs player. In 1962, a new stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was named Hiram Bithorn Stadium in honor of the pitcher. His autograph is nm 7 to nm-m 8 on the b&w ex-m magazine photo. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $248
Lot 76. Al Gionfriddo Signed Photo of His Famous 1947 World Series Catch of DiMaggio’s Line Drive. Boldly signed 11”x14” sepia action photo from the bottom of the sixth inning of Game 6. With the New York Yankees leading in the series 3 games to 2, Gionfriddo and his Brooklyn Dodger teammates needed a win to keep their Series hopes alive. As Joe DiMaggio came to bat with two outs and two runners on base, the Dodgers led, 8-5. He soon delivered a screaming line drive toward the 415-foot sign in left center that looked like a hit. As Gionfriddo ran for the ball, his hat flew off. As he approached the fence, he twisted his body and snagged the ball in his gloved right hand. And as a result, the Dodgers still had a chance to win the World Series. Gionfriddo’s autograph is gem mint 10 on the nm-m black & white photo, which shows him braced against the fence with the ball in his glove! He added “10-5-47.” PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 77. Sandy Koufax Nm-M 8 Autograph on a 3” x 4.25 Newspaper B&W Photo. Strong signature in red on a somewhat dark background by Koufax – No. 26 on “The Sporting News” 1998 list of Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players. He was the highest ranked pitcher whose MLB debut occurred in 1950 or later. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Minimum Bid $50
Lot 78. Jackie Robinson Outstanding Portrait Signed by the Artist, Arthur K. Miller. This color lithograph is about 8.5” x 12.25” on 11.5” x 15” heavy paper. Miller’s acrylic portraits and other paintings on Masonite have appeared on many publication covers and are collected worldwide. For more than five years, he has had a one-man show of his baseball portraits at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. His pencil signature is gem mint 10. (This photo is not signed by Robinson.) PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 80. Dusty Rhodes Autographed 1954 World Series 11"x14" Sepia Photo. Rhodes crosses the plate after hitting one of his World Series homers. The Giants swept the Cleveland Indians. Rhodes’ signature is gem mint 10, and the photo is nm-m. He added “1954 WS MVP” and “NY Giants.” Rhodes died in 2009. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Minimum Bid $10
Lot 81. Enos Slaughter Signed 1946 World Series “Mad Dash” Winning Run 11” x 14” Photo. The Boston Red Sox were favored to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in this Series. After six games, however, the Series was even. At Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis in the eighth inning of Game 7, so was the score – 3-3. Slaughter singled to lead off the bottom of the inning. Two outs later, he was still at first base. When the count reached two balls and a strike on St. Louis batter Harry Walker, Cardinals manager Eddie Dyer signaled for a hit-and-run. In response, Walker lined a pitch to center field with Slaughter running. As Boston center fielder Leon Culbertson fielded the ball and threw it to shortstop Johnny Pesky, Slaughter kept on running – right through third base coach Mike González's stop sign. By the time Pesky realized what was happening, his throw to home was too late – and Slaughter scored what turned out to be the Series’ winning run! Slaughter’s autograph is gem mint 10 on the nm-m black & white photo. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Minimum Bid $10
Lot 82. Warren Spahn as a New York Met Autographed 11” x 14” Color Photo. This photo displays well, with Spahn in a follow-through pitching pose and a large Sharpie autograph with four letters smudged. Stan Musial called Spahn “an artist with imagination.” In 20 full seasons, the left-hander won 363 games, more than any other lefty. His career 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. He pitched for the Mets in 1965, his final MLB season. In 1973, his first year of eligibility, Spahn was elected to the Hall of Fame. In its “Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players” list, “The Sporting News” ranked him 21st, ahead of all other left-handed pitchers and behind Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Grover Alexander, Cy Young and Satchel Paige. Spahn died in 2003. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Minimum Bid $10
Lot 83. Photos Autographed by Duke Snider, Goose Gossage and Pete Gray. The autographs are gem mint 10, Snider on an 11” x 14” color photo; Gossage on an 8” x 10” color photo matted to 11” x 14”; and Gray on an 8” x 10” b&w photo matted to 11” x 14”. Snider is shown in a Brooklyn Dodgers’ uniform at spring training. In 18 seasons with the Dodgers, he was an eight-time All-Star who helped his team to win two World Championships. He batted .295 with 407 home runs and 1,333 RBI; he led the NL in RBI in 1955 and in home runs in 1956. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1980, he was 83rd on “The Sporting News” list of Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players. Snider died in 2011. Gossage appears in a uniform of the San Diego Padres, one of nine teams he pitched for during his 22-season Hall of Fame career. He was a nine-time All-Star who helped the Yankees to win a World Championship in 1978 when he received the AL Rolaids Relief Man Award. One of MLB’s earliest premier closers, he led the AL in saves three times. In 1945, Gray (born Peter Wyshner) was a part-time outfielder with the St. Louis Browns – despite having only one arm. A right-hander, he lost his right arm (amputated above the elbow) in an accident at age 6. But he persevered and learned to play the game with his left arm. Well enough, in fact, that with the Memphis Chicks in 1944, he batted .333, set a record with 653 stolen bases, and was the MVP of the Southern Association. In his lone MLB season, he batted .218 with the Browns. He died in 2002. Three signed photos, two by HoFers, and another by one of baseball’s most remarkable players. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Minimum Bid $35
Lot 84. 24 Signed Baseball 8 x 10 Color Photos – Frank Thomas (2), Bo Jackson, Many More. Lou Piniella, Etc. Seventeen images are of players in civilian clothes: Rocky Biddle, Geoff Blum, Alex Fernandez, Brooks Fordyce, Tony Graffinino, Jim Hickman, Darrin Jackson, Vance Law, Jerry Manuel, Ken McBride, Rick Monday, Tom Paciorek (personalized), Donn Pall, Jim Parque, Lou Piniella (added “1969 AL ROY”), Mike Squires and Ken Williams. Four photos show scoreboards. Two congratulate Charlie Hough for his 200th victory as a pitcher; one pictures Hough and one does not. Another recognizes Frank Thomas as AL Batting Champion; he is not shown. And the fourth has Jackson’s photo on a scoreboard. Three other autographed photos simply show the signer’s clubhouse locker - Ray Durham, Frank Thomas (added “93 94 AL MVP”), and Rob Ventura. Some good names here! Thomas was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2014. Bo Jackson is the only athlete to be in All-Star in both Major League Baseball and the NFL. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Piniella qualifies for an AL Rookie of the Year collection. Manuel was 2000 AL Manager of the Year. These autographs, including those by Thomas and Jackson, are overwhelmingly nm-m 8 and better, and none is less than nm 7. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $75
Lot 85. Pittsburgh Pirates Photos Signed by Mazeroski, Bibby & Burnett + 3 Unsigned Photos. Hall of Fame second baseman Bill Mazeroski autographed a composite b&w 5” x 7” photo that shows him approaching home plate after belting his home run that won the 1960 World Series. In a second photo taken seconds later, Maz is greeted by Pirates players and their fans. Mazeroski’s bold gem mint 10 autograph extends more than four inches across the photo, which has scuffs on and above Maz. The two other signatures are by Jim Bibby, gem mint 10 on an 8.5” x 11” photo, and A. J. Burnett, on a Portland Seadogs color lithographed 8” x 10” photo. Both autographs are gem mint 10. The Burnett photo comes with a Just the Proof certificate. The unsigned photos are of Willie Stargell (8” x 10” color), Gene Clines (b&w 4.25” x 5.5” team photo, pin hole in the top border) and Dave Parker (color 3.25” x 4.25” team issue). The Clines and Parker photos are lithographed and have facsimile autographs. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 86. Feller, Jenkins, Killebrew, Lyle and Thomson Autographed Photos. Fergie Jenkins, Harmon Killebrew and Sparky Lyle signed 8” x 10” color photographs. Bob Feller’s autograph is on an 8” x 10” b&w photo, and Bobby Thomson’s, on an 8” x 10” sepia photo. Killebrew’s autograph is mint 9 to gem mint 10 on a photo that has multiple light creases. The other signatures are gem mint 10 on photos that are nm or better. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $61
Lot 87. 69 Autographed Postcard-Sized Photos – Palmer, Colavito, Labine, Minoso, Thomson, Etc. All but three cards have black & white photos. Five cards are 1974 or 1975 TCMA issues: Rocky Colavito, Dave “Boo” Ferriss, Johnny Pesky, Al Rosen and Bobby Shantz. Whitey Wietelmann is on a 3” x 4.75” color Family Fun Center picture pack card. Merv Rettenmund and Jim Palmer autographed Baltimore Orioles team issues. The sixty-one other cards are postcards with b&w photos: Hugh Alexander, Luis Aloma, Jack Banta (2), Rex Barney, Clyde Beck, Hank Behrman, Mike Blyzka, Bert Campaneris, Sandy Consuegra, Rufus Crawford*, Tony Criscola, Charles Eckert (2 different), Charles English, Eddie Feinberg, Marvin “Cooney” Felderman (had a three-game career), Bill Freehan, Danny Gardella, Charlie “Greek” George, Al Glossop, Isidore Goldstein, Hal Kelleher, Johnny Kerr, Lew Krausse (Sr.), Clem Labine, Charley Lau (3.25” x 5” team issue), Charlie Letchas, Harl Maggert (Jr.), Brian McCall, Bill McGee, Bob McNamara, George Meyer, Felix Millan (team issue), Eddie Miller, Minnie Minoso, F. Montemayor, Sam Nahem, Leo Norris, Emmett O’Neill, Claude Passeau, John Prudhomme, Jack Radtke, Arthur Rebel, Tommy Reis, Frank Sacka*, Joe Samuels, George Scott, Frank Shofner, Paul Sullivan, Ted Tappe, Bob Thomson (Pers.), Frank Torre, Nick Tremark, Bill Tuttle, Bob Usher, Al Veigel, Jim Walkup, Lee Walls, Sammy White and Jack Wilson. Teams represented are the Tigers, Red Sox, Indians, Athletics, Padres, Orioles, White Sox, Dodgers, Cubs, Reds, Giants, Phillies, Senators, Bees (Braves), Pirates and Brewers. All but two signatures, indicated with an (*), are nm 7 or better, and most are nm-m 8 or better. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $100