New York Yankees Cards, Autographs and Memorabilia
Lot 116. Joe DiMaggio (HoF) Single-Signed OAL Bobby Brown Baseball. Mint 9 to gem mint 10 autograph on the sweet spot by the Yankees’ Hall of Fame center fielder. The nm ball has strong printed areas and some light, somewhat uneven discoloration behind the signature. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $264.
Lot 151. Autographs of 25 World Champion 1961 N.Y. Yankees on an OAL Cronin Baseball. Signatures range from ex-m 6 to gem mint 10 and average nm 7 to nm-m 8 on this baseball, which once belonged to Yankees coach Wally Moses. Yogi Berra shares the sweet spot with a clubhouse autograph of Mickey Mantle. The north panel is signed by Bill Gardner, Joe DeMaestri, Tex Clevenger, Frank Crosetti, John Blanchard, Hal Reniff, Bud Daley and Clete Boyer, the south by Bill Skowron, Elston Howard, Bob Richardson, Whitey Ford and Roger Maris, the east by Jim Hegan, Luis Arroyo, Roland Sheldon, Bill Stafford, Hec Lopez, John Sain, Ralph Terry and Ralph Houk, and the west by Tony Kubek and Jim Coates. The autographs on the south panel – Skowron, Howard, Richardson, Ford and Maris, grade 7-8. The ball is nm to nm-m with some fading of the printed areas. These Yankees defeated Cincinnati in the World Series in five games. The ball comes with a 1989 Letter of Authenticity signed by Wally Moses. Authenticated also by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $636.
Lot 152. OAL Cronin Baseball Signed by Mantle, Berra, 27 More 1964 New York Yankees. Clean, white nm-m ball with autographs by members of the 1964 A.L. Championship team. The signatures range from nm 7 to mint 9 and average 7-8. Mickey Mantle (nm 7) and Yogi Berra (nm 7 to nm-m 8) are on the sweet spot. The ball is signed also by Ralph Terry over the printed area, Stan Williams, Jim Bouton, Steve Hamilton, Jim Hegan, Jim Gleeson and Roger Maris on the north panel, Whitey Ford, Bob Richardson, Clete Boyer, Archie Moore, Paul Sheldon, John Blanchard and Pedro Ramos on the south, Tony Kubek, Al Downing, Hal Reniff, Pete Mikkelsen, Tom Tresh, Bill Stafford and Joe Pepitone on the east and Bud Daley, Spud Murray, Hec Lopez, Elston Howard, Pedro Gonzalez and Phil Linz on the west. (“Mark Fox” also is printed on this panel.) The Maris autograph is an 8. A quality example of a 1964 team ball! Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $291.
Lot 153. Baseball Signed by Mantle, Maris, Rizzuto, Mize, Ford, Berra, Etc. OAL MacPhail baseball autographed by 18 one-time Yankees, as well as by Bob Feller and Al Rosen. Mickey Mantle (nm-m 8) occupies the sweet spot with a clubhouse signature of Joe DiMaggio. The other signatures, generally nm 7, are by Bill Skowron, Whitey Ford, Tom Gorman and Feller on the north panel, Yogi Berra, Charlie Keller, Phil Rizzuto, Bobby Brown, Ron Guidry, Irv Noren and Roger Maris on the south, Vic Raschi, Ed Lopat and Gene Woodling on the east, Al Rosen, Johnny Mize, Tom Henrich, Billy Martin (clubhouse signature) and Bob Lemon on the west, and Charlie Silvera above the pre-printed area. Apparently signed at an old-timers event, the ball is ex to ex-m with strong printed areas, one relatively large area of discoloration, and several smaller. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $198.
Lot 156. Peter Rubino Plaster Cast Bust of Babe Ruth. Dated 1991, this meticulously detailed sculpture is #132 of 2,000. Rubino is widely recognized for his sports sculptures and his instructional book The Portrait in Clay. His signature is engraved on the back of the bust, which is 10 ¼” tall and 5 ½” across. The bust is a fitting tribute to baseball’s greatest player. Mint bust centered to the right on the base, which has some inoffensive scuffs.
Minimum Bid $150.
Lot 157. 1948 Exacta Babe Ruth Men’s Watch. The face of this colorful watch is nm-m with a superb image of the New York Yankees great. The watch shows wear on the back and has a metal elastic band. An ageless timepiece!
Winning Bid $121.
Lot 160. Yankee Stadium Scoreboard Letter “V.” In 1974 and 1975, the New York Yankees moved to Shea Stadium while Yankee Stadium underwent major renovations. During this period, the scoreboard was replaced. Offered here is the letter “V” from the original scoreboard. Measuring 15 ¾” x 22”, it is orange with a black background.
Winning Bid $248.
Lot 162. Tremendous Wall Display of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. The focus of the display is a 16” x 10 black & white photo of the New York Yankees stars. The photo is matted and framed with a facsimile gold signature of each and a plaque with career information. The 29” x 30” frame has a grained leather appearance.
Minimum Bid $75.
Lot 163. Mickey Mantle 1961-63 White Square Base Bobbing Head in the Original Box. This bobble has a strong appearance from the front, including an intact “Mickey Mantle” decal on the base. There are two tiny marks on the bill of Mantle’s cap and a couple of rub marks on each shoulder. The back of the head has two cracks, and there is a barely noticeable hairline crack along the side of the head. The box is complete with a vg label that has a staple at the top. There are some chips on one end of the lid, and the box is separated at one corner. Together, the bobbing head and box display impressively!
Winning Bid $480.