Lot 6. 80 Different Baseball HoF Autographs on 8” x 10 Photos. Unless otherwise noted, these 80 signatures are nm-m 8 or better on black & white photos: Hank Aaron (ex-m 6), Luis Aparicio (color photo), “Luke” Appling, Rich Ashburn (color), Earl Averill, Ernie Banks (color photo), “Al” Barlick, James “Cool Papa” Bell, Yogi Berra, Lou Boudreau, Lou Brock, Jim Bunning (color), Steve Carlton (color), Orlando Cepeda (color), A.B. Chandler, Jocko Conlan, Stanley Coveleski, Ray Dandridge (color), Leon Day, Bill Dickey (ex 5), Larry Doby (color), Bob Doerr, Bob Feller, Rick Ferrell, Rollie Fingers (color), Whitey Ford, Chas. Gehringer, Lefty Gomez, Goose Gossage (color), Hank Greenberg, Burleigh A. Grimes, Doug Harvey, Billy Herman, Waite C Hoyt, Carl Hubbell (pictured with Lou Gehrig), Monte Irvin, Judy Johnson (personalized), Al Kaline, George Kell, George L. Kelly, Harmon Killebrew, Ralph Kiner, Bob Lemon (nm 7 to nm-m 8), Buck Leonard, Al Lopez, Ted Lyons, Eddie Mathews, Lee MacPhail, Juan Marichal, Willie Mays (signed a reproduction of a 1954 “Time” cover), Bill Mazeroski, Joe McCarthy, Willie McCovey (color), Johnny Mize, Eddie Murray (color), Stan Musial, Hal Newhouser (color), Phil Niekro (color), Tony Perez (color), Gaylord Perry (color), Pee Wee Reese, Phil Rizzuto (color), Robin Roberts (ex-m 6 to nm 7), Brooks Robinson (color), Frank Robinson, Edd Roush, Red Schoendienst (color), Joe Sewell, Enos Slaughter, Duke Snider, Warren Spahn, Don Sutton (color), Wm H (Bill) Terry, Lloyd Waner (added “Little Poison”), Earl Weaver (ex 5 to ex-m 6, strong autograph, dark background), Hoyt Wilhelm, Billy Williams (color), Dick Williams (color), Dave Winfield (color) and Early Wynn.
Winning Bid $2,004
Lot 7. Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Willie Mays Autographs on an 8” x 10” B&W Photo. Mint 9 to gem mint 10 Sharpie signatures by these stars of the 1940s-60s. Despite significant changes in baseball and their combined loss of more than seven seasons to military service, these baseball icons still rank among the top 32 in home runs and the top 15 in runs batted in. On its list of 100 Greatest Players of the 20th century, “The Sporting News ranked Mays second, Williams eighth and Musial tenth.
Winning Bid $321
Lot 18. Teenie Harris Signed Photo of a 1940s Negro Leagues Baseball Game at Forbes Field. From 1935-75, Charles “Teenie” Harris was the top photojournalist for “The Pittsburgh Courier,” a prominent Black newspaper. He documented African American life in Pittsburgh, including baseball. His archive of more than 70,000 photos covers from World War II into the Civil Rights movement and includes entertainers, local and national black leaders, sports figures, the role of churches and everyday life. These photos are preserved in the permanent collection of the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Harris’ autograph on the 14” x 11” b&w print is nm-m 8, strong on a dark background. The photo, printed in the 1980s from an original negative, also is nm-m. Harris not only photographed Negro Leagues baseball, but also played for the Crawford Colored Giants, which, in the early 1930s, became the Pittsburgh Crawfords. He died in 1998. (For a Type 1 1910s photo by Paul Thompson, a Charles Conlon contemporary, please see Lot 378.)
Winning Bid $180
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