Lot 9. 1950s “PREMIERE Gum and Card Vendor” Vending Machine. This vintage machine dispensed gumballs and cards in the 1950s. It measures 13” x 12 ¾” x 5 ½”. The two glass panels displaying the cards are intact, as is the center glass panel. The baseball cards pictured are included. The machine shows moderately light wear with several nicks in the paint and minor oxidation on the silver parts. Well over 90% of the paint is present. It is in good working order. A key that provides access to the machine’s interior is present. Text says “Premiere Ball Gum and Card 2 cents.”
Winning Bid $932
Lot 413. 7 Vintage Valentine Cards with a Football Theme Plus 1 Croquet and 2 Baseball. Valentine cards with a football theme are much scarcer than baseball Valentines. Primarily from the 1950s and 1960s, these cards range in size from approximately 2” x 4” to 5” x 7.5”. All are pictured. Some have writing on their backs, which typically are blank. Some have moveable parts. These Valentines are ex to ex-m. We have not considered the back writing in grading them.
Minimum Bid $20
Lot 488. 8 Vintage Sports Books for Youth – 5 Football, 2 Track & Field, 1 Baseball. Four of these books, all hardbacks with illustrated covers and without dust jackets, are 1930s pocket-sized 4.5” x 5.25” novels from Saalfield Publishing. The three football books from this publisher are “Stan Kent Captain” by William Heyliger, 1937, illustrated by Louis G. Schroeder, g-vg with the covers connected but separated from the pages and text missing from the spine. “West Point on the Gridiron,” Kennedy Lyons, 1936, illustrated by Charles H. Towne, covers connected and separated from the pages, vg. And “Kelly King at Yale Hall,” Paschal Strong, 1936, illustrated by Robert A. Graeff, g-vg with the text strip along the spine detached but present. The fourth pocket-sized Saalfield book is from the world of track and field, “The Winged Four” by Lyons, 1937, illustrated by Schroeder, vg. The two other football books, both hardbacks, are the same, “Kickoff!” by Thomas Baldwin, Goldsmith Publishing, one vg with minor writing on the front end-page and one page inside, and the other, g-vg, with a pencil drawing inside the front cover, names on two blank pages, and two punch holes seven leafs. Baldwin also wrote “His Olympic Feat,” from Goldsmith, with track and field as the sport, vg+ book and g+ to vg dust jacket. The book on baseball is a paperback, “The Kid Comes Back,” by John R. Tunis, 1951, vg.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 627. 2 Gallaher Cigarettes Sports Sets – 1935 “Champions” and 1936 “Sporting Personalities.” The “Champions” set, which carries the Gallaher and Park Drive names, is the second series and comprises 48 cards. Card fronts have an illustration of an athlete, and backs have a written profile. Among the champions are golfers C. J. H. Tolley and P. Alliss, cricket batsmen W. M. Woodfull and H. Sutcliffe, boxers Larry Gains, Harry Mizler and Len Harvey, swimmer M. Gleitze, distance runner Sam Ferris, tennis players H. G. N. Lee and Dorothy Round, skater C. W. Horn, jockey Steve Donoghue, race driver G. E. T. Eyston, diver P. Desjardins, etc. The “Sporting Personalities” set of 48 cards has fronts with color photos of the athletes and informational backs. It includes jockeys Gerry Wilson, Gordon Richards and Freddie Fox, soccer goalkeeper Harry Hibbs, boxers Len Harvey and Kid Berg, racehorse breeder Lord Derby, cricketers Jack Hobbs and P. G. H. Fender, race car driver Freddie Dixon, swimmer E. H. Temme (first man to swim the English Channel both ways), cyclist Dennis Horn, billiards champion Melbourne Inman and many more. Cards in the “Champions” set generally are nm or better. The “Sporting Personalities” cards are ex to ex-m.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 628. 69 Cards, Several Scarce or Uncommon, 1880s-1995 - Baseball, Football, Hockey, Soccer, Etc. The scarcer cards are from the 1880s Merchant’s Gargling Oil set, a 1932 New York Giants baseball set, the 1957 postcard set issued by the St. Louis Cardinals, a 1952-53 Juniors hockey set and a T218 set. Of these 67 cards, 53 are in a 1984 “Prof. Hoyle’s Sports Trivia Game, Series 5” set. Each card contains 16 sports questions and answers. These cards are nm overall, and the box, ex. Here are the other cards by sport – Auto Racing: 1995 Lipton Team NASCAR Racing, Johnny Benson, “20 Seconds and Counting,” in a sealed pack, ex-m. Baseball: 1880s, H804-7A, Merchant’s Gargling Oil, “Something must be done ‘Put it there’!” g-vg. 1932 New York Giants schedule card, Carl Hubbell, vg-ex. 1957 St. Louis Cardinals team-issued postcard, Stan Musial, outstanding card, nm. 1982 Cracker Jack-Donruss mini card, Series 1 #31 of 36, Zeile, nm. And 1992 Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Bill Madlock All Star by Sportflics, vg. Basketball: 1987 Leaf Candy City Team S1 “Basketball” for Special Olympics, g-vg. Football: 1954 Bowman #121 Dooley, vg-ex; 1969 Topps #13 p, and 1991 Action Packed #46 Mack, mint in a promotional envelope. Gymnastics: 1979 Supersisters #50 Kathy Johnson, vg. Hockey: 1952-53 Juniors Blue Tint, #5 Al Arbour, “pre-rookie” card with the Windsor Spitfires, ex and 1960-61 Parkhurst #24 Jack McIntyre, vg-ex. Roller Skating: 1910 T218 Mecca Cigarettes “Champion Athlete and Prize Fighter Series,” Joe Jordan, vg-ex. Soccer: 1938 John Sinclair “Well Known Footballers -Scottish,” #7 J. Brown, nm-m. Weight Lifting: 1978 H. P. Hood Xograph Firm n Fruity “Sports Champions, Weightlifting – No Sweat,” p+ to f.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 629. Eight 12-Ounce Tumblers from Hickok Recognizing Vintage Sports Champions. These glasses honor champions of Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, the Masters Golf Tournament, the National Basketball Association and the Kentucky Derby from 1946-63. One glass is devoted to Heavyweight Boxing Champions, 1908-62, and another, to the S. Rae Hickok Professional Athlete of the Year, 1950-63. Hickok issued the glasses, which are nm-m in the original box. The Kentucky Derby glass has a very small chip inside the rim. Each glass is designed with a decorative gold frame around the name of a champion player or team. The sport is identified on a raised section at the top of the frame. A gold illustration representing the sport is above. Familiar names include Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Assault, Citation, Swaps and Needles. Among the Hickok Award winners are Marciano, Willie Mays, Otto Graham, Mickey Mantle and Palmer. The 1946 champions were the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Bears, the Montreal Canadiens, the Philadelphia Warriors (1947), Herman Keiser, Joe Louis and Assault. A price tag with the glasses indicates that they cost $5.95 in 1964. That’s more than $50 in today’s dollars. We’ll start the bidding a bit lower than that.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 630. Rabbit Maranville, Ken Strong and Benny Leonard Autographed 1946 Program. Plus three more program signatures - Dolly Stark, Hank Borowy and Buddy Kerr. All but Maranville have a strong connection to New York City. Leonard, Stark and Kerr were born there. Borowy grew up about 40 miles away. Strong, from Connecticut, starred in baseball and football at New York University. And Maranville, who played one season in Brooklyn, eventually settled in New York. Borowy’s autograph shows light, minor smudging on approximately one-half of the letters. Otherwise, all of the signatures are strong and nm-m 8 or better except for placement. Maranville’s is a beauty partially intersected by the Kerr and Borowy autographs. Leonard’s is equally strong and touches several letters in the printed program. Strong’s signature is large and bold with the upper tip of the “K” over an area with a small tear repaired on the reverse. The four-page Dec. 9, 1946 program, for a “Sports Rally” at Tenafly High School, NJ, is vg with tape neatly applied to the edges of the cover. A shortstop and second baseman for the Boston Braves and other teams, Maranville was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954, the same year as his passing. Playing halfback and fullback for the New York Giants and other nearby teams from 1929-44, Strong was one of the greatest all-round players of his era. He is in the Pro and College Football Halls of Fame. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, Leonard held the world lightweight championship from 1917-25, longer than any other lightweight. ESPN ranks him seventh on its list of all-time boxing greats. Borowy (died 2004) was a two-time pitching All-Star with the New York Yankees in 10 seasons. Kerr (died 2006) was a 1948 All-Star shortstop for the New York Giants. And Stark (d. 1968) was an N.L. umpire from 1928-35 and 1937-40. He was the first Jewish umpire of
Winning Bid $291
Lot 631. Autographed Biographies of Billie Jean King and Janet Guthrie. Each autograph is mint 9 to gem mint 10 on the title page of the athlete’s hardback book. King wrote “Billie Jean” with Kim Chapin, 1974 stated first edition, vg+ to ex book with fading along the edges of the cover. The dust jacket is vg-ex. “Janet Guthrie: A Life at Full Throttle,” 2005 apparent first edition, is ex-m to nm with a small crease in the lower right corner of the front cover. The dust jacket is ex-m+ to nm. King wrote the four-page Introduction to Guthrie’s book. One of the best woman tennis players of all time, King won 39 Grand Slam titles - 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. In 1987, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. In 1972, she and John Wooden shared the “Sports Illustrated” Sportsman of the Year award, and in 1975, she was one of “Time” magazine’s Persons of the Year. In 1977, Guthrie became the first woman to qualify for and compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500. Both books are illustrated with photos.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 632. Autographs of Tennis Pro David Wheaton and Marathon Runners John Treacy and Steven Spence. Wheaton won several major tournaments in a career that spanned 1988-2001 - including the 1990 U.S. Clay Court Championship and the 1991 Grand Slam Cup in Munich, where he beat Michael Chang in straight sets. He now works as a tennis columnist and Christian broadcaster. His personalized autograph is ex-m 6 to nm 7 on a 16” x 24” ex+ poster for Head tennis equipment. Treacy, from Ireland, won the 1992 Los Angeles Marathon, finished third in the 1988 Boston Marathon and was the Silver Medalist in the 1984 Olympics Marathon in LA. He currently is chief executive of the Irish Sports Council. Spence was the Bronze Medalist in the 1991 World Championships Marathon in Tokyo and finished 12th in the 1992 Olympic Games Marathon in Barcelona. He coaches at Shippensburg University. Treacy’s autograph is gem mint 10, and Spence’s, nm 7 to nm-m 8, on a 19” x 26” ex+ poster for New Balance shoes. The athletes are pictured on their respective posters.
Minimum Bid $10
Lot 633. 1979 Michigan Sports HoF Program Signed by 5 HoF Members – Banonis, Gehringer, Kramer, Newhouser and Schmidt. Chas. Gehringer and Hal Newhouser are in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Joe Schmidt is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And Vince Banonis and Ron Kramer were enshrined in the College Football HoF in 1986 and 1978, respectively. All are in the State of Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. All signed a 128-page program for the organization’s 1979 induction ceremonies. In fact, Kramer autographed the program cover, along with two other inductees, Earl Morrall, one of the most successful backup quarterbacks in NFL history, and Warren Orlick (“Mr. Rules), PGA Golf Professional of the Year for 1960 and president of the Professional Golfers Association 1971-72. He passed away in 2003. Other Michigan HoF members who signed the program and the sport they represent are: Chuck Kocsis, golf; and Jake Mazer, Bob Calihan, Cincy Sachs and Lofton Greene, basketball. The autographs, all next to or on the individual’s photo, are nm-m 8 to gem mint 10. The program is vg-ex.
Minimum Bid $20
Lot 634. 1 1954 and 17 1955 “Sports Illustrated” Issues. All issues have mailing labels. The magazine’s fourth issue, dated Sept. 6, 1954, has photo features on Robin Roberts and Stan Musial and columns by Herman Hickman and Red Smith. Vg+ to ex. One of the highlights of 17 issues from 1955 is a four-part series on Tenzing Norgay by James Ramsey Ullman, an American climber and writer. A Nepali-Indian Sherpa mountaineer, Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, in 1953, became the first certified climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Here are some other highlights of the 1955 issues: Oct. 3 with football HoFer Doak Walker on the cover (ex), March 14 with Wallace “Buddy” Werner (ex+) and Nov. 21 with Skeeter Werner (writing on the cover). The Werners were Olympic skiers. In 1969, Walker and Skeeter Werner married. Walker and Buddy Werner both died in separate skiing accidents. Covers for Jan. 10 (Santa Anita, vg+ to ex), Feb. 28 (Hialeah, ex) and July 18 (Swaps, vg+) focus on thoroughbred racing. Swaps won the 1955 Kentucky Derby and was the 1956 Horse of the Year. The Oct. 31 issue (p, complete with ex pages) previews the National Horse Show and features an article on Notre Dame’s Frank Leahy. Other cover subjects are: Betty di Bugnano, a model, Feb. 21, label partially removed, otherwise ex-m. Bowler Steve Nagy, winner of two American Bowling Congress gold medals in 1952, March 28, ex. Tenzing Norgay, with Part I of a four-part series on his life, April 25, vg+. Relay Runner Tom Courtney, who subsequently won 2 gold medals in the 1956 Olympics, May 2, vg+ to ex; also, Part II of the Norgay series. Zale Parry, American pioneer scuba diver, underwater photographer, actress and stunt double, May 23, vg-ex. Ed Furgol, winner of the 1954 U.S. Open, June 20, vg+. The Princeton Band, substantial football coverage in the issue, Oct. 17, ex. Bob Pellegrini, future College HoF member, Nov. 7, scuff where the label was removed, otherwise vg+ to ex. Also, May 9, ballooning cover, Kentucky Derby preview, Part III of a series on Norgay, ex. And May 16, Kentucky Derby coverage including a William Faulkner article, Part IV (final) of the Norgay series, ex-m.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 635. 15 “Sports Illustrated,” 1968-83 – Gretzky, Mays, Palmer, Alcindor Covers, and More! Golf, hockey, baseball, basketball, football and the Olympics are all represented. GOLF: Arnold Palmer, Sept. 1, 1969, “Farewell to an Era” as Palmer turns 40, ex. HOCKEY: Wayne Gretzky, Oct. 12, 1981, ex-m, and Dec. 27, 1982 as “Sportsman of the Year,” vg-ex. BASEBALL: Curt Flood, Aug. 19, 1968, vg+. Willie Mays, May 27, 1970, vg-ex. Carlton Fisk, Sept. 25, 1972, ex. Catfish Hunter, Oct. 23, 1972, ex. Carlton Fisk, July 30, 1973, vg+ to ex. BASKETBALL: Lew Alcindor (Jabbar), March 9, 1970, vg+ to ex. April 27, 1970, Alcindor and Willis Reed, ex. April 2, 1979, Magic Johnson, ex+. Sam Perkins, March 29, 1982, ex-m+. FOOTBALL: Texas, Dec. 14, 1970, vg+. “The Oklahoma Controversy,” Nov. 4, 1974, vg+. OLYMPICS: 1972 Olympics Preview, Aug. 28, ex-m.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 636. 14 Programs from Sports Awards or Recognition Programs, 1979-94. The most recent program is from the 1994 Jackie Robinson Foundation Awards Dinner. The 60-page program provides the details: Bill Cosby as host. Rachel Robinson, Robinson’s widow, pictured as the creator of the foundation in his name. Among the award recipients, all pictured with biographical sketches, are Pat Riley, head coach of the New York Knicks; Jack Welch, GE chairman, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Gold Medalist. The program also has a full-page action photo of Jackie Robinson. Nm. Also, a catalog for a silent auction, tickets and a seating chart. The earliest program is from the 1979 Annual Dinner of the New York Baseball Writers. The ex-m+ 56-page program has a Bill Gallo cover. Award recipients, all pictured, include Ron Guidry, Ralph Houk, Bucky Dent, Jim Gilliam (posthumously) and Willie Stargell. A 1988 program from the Manchester Baseball Dinner recognizes Ernie Banks, Bob Feller, Bobby Doerr, Warren Spahn, Harmon Killebrew and Ted Williams. The 24-page vg-ex program is loaded with photos of baseball figures. A 1987 March of Dimes New Jersey Chapter program is ex and has a Gallo cover and photos and profiles of award recipients Nancy Lopez, Jim Bouton, Trey Bauer (Penn State football), Jesse Orosco, Dave Righetti, Joe Morris, Phil Esposito and others. Nine programs are from the Annual Dinner of the Boston Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America – for 1980-83, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991 and 1993. Among the individuals honored and pictured are Dennis Eckersley, Earl Weaver, Rick Burleson, Bill Veeck, Dallas Green, Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, Ralph Houk, Billy Martin, Tony Perez, Dick Stuart, Frank Robinson, Johnny Pesky, Dwight Evans, Brooks Robinson, Wade Boggs, Don Mattingly, Oil Can Boyd, Roger Clemens, Bill Buckner, Rico Petrocelli, Bill White, Jim Rice, Don Zimmer, Lou Piniella, Tony Pena, John Tudor, Mo Vaughn, Tom Glavine, Jim Abbott – and Lisa Hartman and Elle Macpherson. One program has 24 pages, and the others have 44-56. One is vg+ to ex, and the others are nm or better. Almost all have illustrations or cartoons by Eddie Germano, and some also have the work of Leo White or Vic Johnston.
Minimum Bid $20
Lot 637. Multi-Sport Memorabilia Collection – Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Horse Racing, Etc. Publications, tickets and other items are part of this collection. A golf program and a ticket are connected to major achievements in TIGER WOODS’ career. In 1999, he won the first of four PGA championships, and in 2000, the first of three Open Championships (British Open). A ticket for the 81st PGA Championship, 1999 at Medinah Country Club in Illinois, is ex to ex-m. And a program for the 2000 Open Championship at St. Andrews is nm+ with a drawsheet for July 23. A golf tie-tack also is present. One book, two magazines and a calendar cover many sports: “1930-1959 Williams and DiMaggio – The Stuff of Dreams,” 1999 from ESPN Sports, ex-m hardcover published without a dust jacket, stories on Williams, DiMaggio, Joe Louis, Didrikson, Unitas, Owens and many more. “Sportfolio,” Sept. 1947, Johnny Mize cover, vg+ to ex. “Sports Heritage,” Jan.-Feb. 1987, charter issue, articles on baseball, football, skating and tennis, ex-m. And “Vince Bagli’s 1984 Calendar of Sports,” photos from 13 different sports with stars and significant events, ex-m. BASKETBALL is well represented here with: 1961-62 (vg+) and 1962-63 (vg+ to ex) “Official National Basketball Association Guides” prepared by “The Sporting News,” each with 250+ pages of statistics and historical information. Two tickets, one for the 2000 NBA Finals, vg+, and one for an April 9, 2001 game, Washington at the Indiana Pacers, ex. Michael Jordan is the cover subject of the May 16, 1988 “Sports Illustrated,” complete magazine, vg. There are two programs, one for the 1976 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team vs. the U.S. All-Stars, ex-m, and one for the 1987 “NCAA Basketball Championship” tournament in New Orleans, ex-m+. Also, a Detroit Pistons 6” beer glass with facsimile autographs of Bing, DeBusschere and others, nm-m; 1974 letter on NBA stationery from Nick Curran, Director of Public Relations, ex; a 1976-77 Boston Celtics 8” x 10” color offset team photo on thin paper, vg; and a Kellogg’s College Greats Postercard of David Robinson, nm-m to mint in the original pack. BOXING: “Boxing and Wrestling” magazine, May 1955, lightweight champion Jimmy Carter on the cover, vg+. Laminated badge for the 1999 “Bad Boys Tournament of Champions,” vg-ex. A key chain with a “Ringside” boxing glove, ex-m. And a bubble gum machine boxing glove charm with “Fred Apostoli,” HoF middleweight, ex-m. FOOTBALL: B&w 5” x 7” photo (facsimile signature) of Fred Dryer, Los Angeles Rams Pro-Bowl defensive end and “Hunter” TV star, nm-m, with a sign-up form for his Fan Club. And a 5.5” NFL Cardinals glass mug, nm-m. HOCKEY: Color poster of Patrick Roy, HoF goalie, 22” x 33.5”, rolled, vg+. 1974-75 schedule for the Fort Wayne Komets, then of the International Hockey League, ex-m. HORSE RACING: 2009 Kentucky Derby program, vg+ to ex. Mine That Bird was the winner. YACHT RACING: “Challenge 1980: A Brief History of The America’s Cup,” four-page pamphlet that lists the winning boat and skipper for 1851 through 1977, nm. VENDING MACHINE TOYS AND CHARMS: Three clip-on child football players, each with a 1960s NFL Eagles, Giants or Steelers logo, ex. A vintage bowling pin key chain with “Franciscan Monastery Washington, D.C.” in red, g-vg. An early basketball key chain, vg. A ball Christmas ornament, vg. And a football shoe, g-vg. 30+ items.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 638. Football, Hockey and Non-Sport Collection. 1. Manon Rhéaume limited-edition poster with her in goal for the Atlanta Knights. The 17.5” x 23.5” poster, number 3367 of 5,000, is vg-ex. The Knights were a team in the International Hockey League from 1992-96. On April 10, 1993, Rhéaume became the first woman to play in regular-season professional hockey game. The appearance also made her the first female to play in a major North American pro sports league. 2-3. Two copies of a 1983 calendar titled “A Century of All-Americas.” Mercedes Benz produced the 14.5” x 22” calendar, apparently to support Multiple Sclerosis research. Each calendar page has a 13.5” x 15” area with individual b&w photos of 25 or more All-Americas. Two pages each are devoted to quarterbacks, halfbacks and ends; and one page each to fullbacks, tackles, guards, centers, defense and coaches. Each page has a featured player or coach – Sammy Baugh, Roger Staubach, Red Grange, Dick Kazmaier, Don Hutson, Fred Biletnikoff, Bruiser Kinard, Bob Suffridge, Chuck Bednarik, Alan Page and Frank Leahy. One copy is bound and vg+ to ex, and the other is unbound and ex. 4. Mercedes Benz also produced a 14.5” x 22” Olympics calendar for the benefit of Multiple Sclerosis titled “1984: The Games 1896-1980.” Ex. Like the football calendar above, each page has a large area for photos. In this case, each page has 11 or more photos, some in color, and each represents a different Olympic category. Featured athletes include Sonja Heine, Eric Heiden, Sonia Tyus, Jesse Owens, Bob Hayes, Parry O’Brien, Johnny Weissmuller, George Foreman and Nadia Comaneci. Ex+ with a slight scuff along the left edge of the cover. 5-8. Four publications, three from “The Sporting News”: Centennial Issue, Feb. 28, 1986, covers detached and present, pages ex-m. Pro and college football issue, Sept. 1, 1987, vg+ to ex. Feb. 6, 1989 issue, no front or back covers, ex pages. And “The National Sports Daily,” Feb. 1, 1990, Mike Tyson cover, vg+ to ex. 9-18. Ten student book covers from Mister Softee, two different designs, approximately 13” x 19”, vg-ex.
Minimum Bid $20