Lot 6. 98 1910s-60s Baseball-Themed Ads Including Early Tuxedo, D&M, Life Savers. Five pre-1920s ads are among the highlights. Three are from Tuxedo Tobacco, including Mathewson in a 1913 ad (very clean and vg), and Walter Johnson in a 1914 ad, g-vg with edge chips. Other ads feature Johnson, Frisch, Joe DiMaggio, Dean, Mazeroski, Cobb (1940), Berra, Mantle (6 different), Gehrig (1935), Kaline, Mays, Ted Williams (3 different), and other HoF players. They average ex.
Winning Bid $185.
Lot 7. 30 1921-24 Complete Mid-Week Pictorials with Ruth, Matty, Cobb, Other HoFers. Most pictorials have 24 pages in a tabloid format. Ruth is pictured in at least 13 issues; one shows him ice fishing. Other stars shown are Cobb, Mathewson, Walter Johnson, Mack, McGraw, Hornsby, Terry, George Kelly, Stengel and Jim Bottomley. In most cases, these issues are separated at the spine, and the paper is brittle with edge chips and tears. In most cases, the photos are unaffected, or only minimally affected. Some covers have pencil notations. The photos are suitable for framing and entertaining.
Winning Bid $168.
Lot 124. 1989 “Celebration” Album, HoF Softcover Books with Dick Perez Artwork. The album issued with the 1989 Perez-Steele Celebration postcard set is reminiscent of the 19th century Allen & Ginter albums. It reproduces all 44 PCs. Four mint albums. Jim Kaplan’s 1989 40-page softcover The Official Baseball Hall of Fame Book of Superstars contains a Perez poster. Seven nm-m copies. 11 publications total.
Minimum Bid $25.
Lot 147. August Beck “Yum Yum” Smoking Tobacco Tin. From the company that issued the obscure baseball cards, apparently in 1888. This tin canister stands 6” tall and is 5” in diameter. The paper label is bright blue and displays very well on one side; it is 80% present on the other with minor fading.
Winning Bid $35.
Lot 148. Early 20th Century Helmar Cigarettes Box. Helmar packaged everything from non-sport cards to baseball stamps with its cigarettes. This two-piece box is very colorful and features a classic look with an Egyptian theme. G-vg.
Winning Bid $10.
Lot 434. 1897 Judge Magazine Baseball Comic Art Featuring Racial Stereotypes. At the height of the 1881 depression, James Albert Wales, Frank Toussey and George H. Jessop all left their positions at the well-established Puck magazine to found Judge. By the early 1900s, they eclipsed their former employer and boasted contributing artists such as f James Montgomery Flagg and Richard Outcault. This full-page color lithograph by Sackett & Wilhems of New York features four comic vignettes of stereotypical black figures playing baseball. Organized around a non-tapered bat and two baseballs that read “Darktown Dead” and “Red Beauty,” each scene shows a different base. At the very end, the catcher is shown wearing an advertisement on his chest protector for “Corrugated Liver Pads.” The print measures about 9” x 12” and is matted and framed to 17 ½” x 21 ½”. Image is nm, and modern framing shows wear. Bold and colorful images from a different time, a part of baseball’s early history that makes Jackie Robinson’s arrival in the majors 50 years later all the more important.
Winning Bid $50.
Lot 435. 3 Candy Boxes from John Dockman & Son, Producers of 1909 E92 Baseball Cards. The E92 cards apparently were issued inside boxes of Dockman’s “Base Ball Gum” boxes. These boxes held “peanuts coated with candy” and “glazed with lac.” A toy accompanied the candy, and the toys are present. 1. Goody Balloon Package, wonderful graphics of a jester catching balloons. A tiny metal chicken toy is inside the box. 2-3. Jolly Rover Peanuts, with a graphic of a child dressed as a pirate. One box has a paper insert with a “Fortune Teller Miracle Fish,” and the other, items that are supposed to turn into flowers. Each box has strong graphics and is rigid. Each also still has candy inside, and the candy has stained the boxes. Stains on the Goody Balloon and one Jolly Rover packages are light to moderate, affecting primarily the lower right. The third box has moderate to heavy stains. The paper inserts are heavily stained. Two of the boxes display very well, and the metal chicken is an interesting adjunct.
Winning Bid $35.
Lot 436. 3 Bats – Circa 1920 Peters Shoes, Jacobs Field Commemorative, Game-Used Model. The scarce 34” Peters Shoes Diamond Brand bat has “Major League” engraved on the barrel. It has minor dead wood, a small crack in the handle, chips on the knob and two letters etched into the handle. The logo is deeply engraved, and the bat displays very nicely. The 34” Jacobs Field Bat from the Cooperstown Stadium II Commemorative Series has a photo of the ball park on the barrel, along with the year it opened, 1994. Mint. The game-used Louisville Slugger C235 model is autographed by Gary “Miller-Jones,” whose name is engraved on the barrel. He played for the Pawtucket Red Sox in the 1980s. The bat shows good game use with tape and pine tar on the handle, which is cracked, a chip out of the knob and multiple ball marks. Kevin Keating authenticated the signature, which is ex-m 6 to nm7.
Minimum Bid $25.
Lot 437. 1930 Pennsylvania Railroad Menu for the N.L. Champion St. Louis Cardinals. After capturing the National League pennant, the Cardinals traveled by train to Philadelphia for the first two games of the World Series. The menu given to the players on the train is headlined “St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Club, National League Champions 1930.” It’s a breakfast menu, and the most expensive item was a “minute steak” with potatoes for $1.25. Domestic and imported cigars were offered, as well as aspirin and Bromo-Seltzer. Vg+ to ex menu printed in orange and black on white.
Winning Bid $40.