Lot 12. Robert Roberts Signed, Game-Used Cracker Jack Old Timers Baseball Classic Uniform. This National League Old Timers uniform consists of a jersey, pull-over warm-up jacket, pants and stirrups. The grey size 46 Rawlings jersey, trimmed in blue and white, has the word “National” on the front, Roberts’ name and number 36 on the back and the Cracker Jack logo on the right sleeve. The Bike size XL jacket has the National Old Timers Baseball Classic logo on the front. Adding “HOF 76” to each, Roberts autographed the tail of the jersey and the lower left front on the jacket. The signature on the jersey is an unimprovable 10, and on the jacket, an nm-m 8 to mint 9 with some bleeding. The Rawlings pants are size 38, and the stirrups are blue. The uniform shows light use and displays very nicely. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs. You could pay thousands of dollars for a Phillies game-used uniform – or enjoy this gamer for as little as our
Winning Bid $330.
Lot 13. Robin Roberts Autographed 1950-Style Phillies Jersey with Extensive Additions. Roberts placed a mint 9 to gem mint 10 autograph on the front of this mint size 52 home jersey from the Cooperstown Authentic Collection by Mitchell & Ness of Philadelphia. His name and “1950” are stitched into the tail in red. Below his signature, Roberts made extensive additions that encapsulate his career: “‘36’ (his uniform number), HOF 76, 1950 Whiz Kids, 286 Wins, 7X All Star, 6X 20 Games Winner, 4X N.L. Wins Leader, 2X NL Strikeouts, 1952 Player of the Year ML, 1952-55 N.L. TSN Player of Year, 1962 ML Lou Gehrig Award, 5 Career Home Runs, 4 Left, 1 Right.” The additions are mint 9. Kevin Keating authenticated the autograph and additions. The jersey is displayed in a 40” x 42 ½” fame. To reduce shipping costs, we could mail the jersey without the frame. There will be no discount, however, for not taking the frame. Prepared for a personal friend, this is the most complete listing of Roberts’ successes on a jersey that you are likely to find. The jersey, autograph and additions display beautifully! NOTE: Because this jersey is displayed under glass in a large frame, photographing it was difficult. The jersey displays much more dramatically than we have been able to indicated with our photo!
Winning Bid $200.
Lot 14. 20 Robin Roberts Autographed Baseballs – All with “Hall of Fame 1976” Added. Baseball’s dominant right-hander during the first six seasons of the 1950s, Roberts joined the game’s elite in the Hall of Fame in 1976. Through 19 seasons, he won 283 games, primarily for teams that seldom finished above fourth place. Typically, Roberts acknowledged his Hall of Fame membership by adding “HOF 76” to his signature. In a very limited signing shortly before his passing in May, Roberts signed the sweet spots of a small number of OML Selig baseballs and added “Hall of Fame 1976.” The baseballs, which have the Baseball Hall of Fame logo, are mint. The autographs are gem mint 10. This is the largest single group of these baseballs available. Each comes with a PSA/DNA Certificate of Authenticity. These rare, beautifully signed baseballs are well worth a premium bid.
Winning Bid $847.
Lot 15. 12 Robin Roberts Autographs, Authenticated by PSA/DNA, on OML Baseballs. Roberts signed the sweet spot of Selig baseballs that generally are mint. The signatures are gem mint 10. Three baseballs have Roberts’ signature alone. The other nine each have an annotation: “7X All Star,” “1950 Whiz Kids” or “286 Wins” on three each. Each ball comes with a PSA/DNA Certificate of Authenticity.
Winning Bid $264.
Lot 16. Robin Roberts (HoF) Signed, Hand-Titled “We Won the Pennant” Print – 1 of Only 36. Before his passing in May, Roberts autographed, hand-titled and hand-numbered only 36 (at most) of these dramatic lithographs by famed sports artist Bill Purdom. This example is #19/36, one of 36 prints pulled from an edition of 1,500 produced for sale unsigned by the Baseball Hall of Fame. The artwork is similar to another Purdom print produced in an edition of 336 and with the title printed on, “We Won the Pennant October 1, 1950.” Roberts autographed about 200 copies of the second print. The prints are similar, but show significant differences. The print offered here provides a closer view and larger image of Roberts than the other, and an outfielder has been added in front of the Schaefer scoreboard. The print shows Roberts looking to his catcher for a sign in the bottom of the ninth inning at Ebbets Field in the final game of the 1950 season. Leading 4-1, Roberts closed down the Dodgers. The victory was his 20th and the Phillies’ 91st, which clinched the N.L. championship. Roberts’ autograph in gold is gem mint 10, and he added “‘We Won the Pennant’ 10/1/50.” The 11” 16” print has a 9” x 14” image area and is double-matted to 16” x 20”. PSA/DNA authenticated the autograph and has provided a certificate. Be one of only 36 or fewer who will ever own one of these superb signed lithographs!
Winning Bid $148.
Lot 17. 15 Robin Roberts Very Limited Edition Prints – Hand-Titled, Numbered and Signed. For the Robin Roberts website, acclaimed sports artist Bill Purdom produced artwork for two similar, slightly different limited edition lithographs. Both portray Roberts in the final inning of the 1950 final regular-season game at Ebbets Field. Roberts won the game for his 20th victory, which was also the Phillies’ 91st, good enough for an N.L. Pennant. Compared with the other print, this example has a larger image of Roberts, and an outfielder has been added. A total of 1,500 of these lithographs were produced and signed by Purdom for sale by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Roberts hand-numbered, autographed and wrote the title on 36 of them, “We Won the Pennant,” and then added “10/1/50.” These lithographs are numbered 21-35. The signatures and additions are gem mint 10s. The autographs are accompanied by Certificates of Authenticity from PSA/DNA. A small number of these hand-signed prints were offered on Roberts’ website for $175 each. This is the largest single group of these prints available. ADDED INFORMATION: THESE PRINTS ARE MATTED TO 20" X 16".
Winning Bid $198.
Lot 18. Robin Roberts Signed “Whiz Kids” 1950 N.L. Pennant-Clincher Print by Purdom. Titled “We Won the Pennant, October 1, 1950,” the print shows Roberts on the pitcher’s mound in the bottom of the ninth inning with the Phillies leading Brooklyn, 4-1, at Ebbets Field. Roberts held the Dodgers scoreless and recorded his 20th win. The victory was also the Phils’ 91st, good enough to wrap up the N.L. pennant in the final game of the season. Roberts signed the 11” x 16” print (9” x 14” image area), #164 of 336, in gold. His signature is gem mint 10. The artist, Bill Purdom, also signed. The print is double-matted to 16” x 20”. A PSA/DNA Certificate of Authenticity accompanies the autograph. Although the edition for these prints is 336, Roberts signed only about 200 of them prior to his death in May.
Winning Bid $73.
Lot 19. 20 Robin Roberts Signed Purdom Prints of the “Whiz Kids'” 1950 N.L. Pennant Clincher. Titled “We Won the Pennant, October 1, 1950,” these prints show Roberts on the pitcher’s mound in the bottom of the ninth inning with the Phillies leading Brooklyn, 4-1, at Ebbets Field. Roberts held the Dodgers scoreless and recorded his 20th win. The victory was also the Phils’ 91st, good enough to wrap up the N.L. pennant in the final game of the season. Roberts signed the 11” x 16” prints (9” x 14” image area) in gold. His signatures are gem mint 10. The artist, Bill Purdom, also signed. The prints are double-matted to 16” x 20”. A PSA/DNA Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each autograph. Although the prints in this issue are numbered to 336, Roberts signed only about 200 of them prior to his death in May. These prints are #82, 84-87, 90, 93, 121, 122, 124-127, 150, 152, 153, 158, 160, 162 and 166. Other copies of these prints were sold on Roberts’ website for $100 each.
Winning Bid $267.
Lot 21. Robin Roberts Autographed 1952 Topps Card #59. Gem mint 10 signature. The card is free of creases except for the upper right corner, which essentially shows a small chip. Autograph authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $45.
Lot 22. 4 Checks Signed by Robin Roberts. With dates ranging from 1976-82, these checks have bold gem mint 10 signatures by Roberts on the front. Cancellation stamps on the front touch the first “R” on three checks. Roberts, who passed away in May, was baseball’s dominant pitcher in the first half of the 1960s. He won at least 20 games in six consecutive seasons. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1976 with 286 career victories. Checks signed by Roberts are scarce. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs.
Winning Bid $138.
Lot 23. Robin Roberts Autograph on a "Shibe Park Forever" Andy Jurinko Lithograph. Jurinko portrays Roberts pitching to Ralph Kiner of the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 1952 game at Shibe Park. The Phillies’ lineup includes Lopata, Waitkus, Ryan, Hamner, Jones, Ennis, Ashburn and Wyrostek. The colorful 21 5/8” x 29 5/8” lithograph is #494 of 600 and nm. Roberts’ signature below the pitcher’s mound is a gem mint 10. The Phils’ Hall of Fame star signed only a very few of these prints. In the lower right in pencil, the print is also signed “Jurinko 1990.” Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Minimum Bid $100.
Lot 25. Rare “Robin Evan Roberts” Autographed Bat. The Hall of Fame pitcher signed his full name on the barrel of this 33” Hillerich & Bradsby Louisville Slugger bat and added “HOF 76” and “‘5’ HRs.” The barrel is engraved “Robin Evan Roberts, 1950 Whiz Kids – HOF 76, Louisville Slugger.” Tremendous display item! Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $100.
Lot 26. Robin Roberts Autographed “1950 Whiz Kids” Bat and Ball. Roberts signed a 34” Hillerich & Bradsby Louisville Slugger bat that has his name and “1950 Whiz Kids” engraved on the barrel, as well as an OML Selig baseball. His signature is on the sweet spot of the ball. To both autographs, he added “1950 Whiz Kids.” The signatures and additions are 10s. The bat is mint. The ball has several small brown spots, including one that touches the “s” in Roberts. PSA/DNA and Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs. The ball comes with a PSA/DNA Certificate of Authenticity, and the bat has a PSA sticker.
Minimum Bid $100.