Lot 5. Stunning, Large ORIGINAL Painting Signed by Roberts, Niekro, Jenkins and Smith. You may recognize this outstanding painting from CCA28. Since it did not receive the minimum bid, our consignor said “Lower the minimum bid and sell it!” This acrylic-on-canvas painting, about 41 ½” x 71” framed to 46 ½” x 77”, is by former major leaguer Gene Locklear. He has created two images each of Robin Roberts, Phil Niekro, Fergie Jenkins and Ozzie Smith. They surround the Baseball Hall of Fame logo and a Little League player. Each Hall of Fame player has placed a large autograph next to one of his images. Locklear had a five-season MLB career as an outfielder with the Reds, Padres and Yankees. He played also in Japan. A full-blooded Lumbee, he paints Native American portraits and scenes, as well as sports subjects. He created this painting at a Hall of Fame Baseball Fantasy Camp. The player autographs are gem mint 10s authenticated by Kevin Keating. This painting would be a dramatic presence in a number of settings – the entrance to corporate or attorneys’ offices, an upscale bar, the offices of a sports franchise or a family room. Absolutely unique! NOTE: This lot will need to be delivered by freight. The price to Zone 10 (California) would be approximately $485. We will try our best to meet the winner with the painting or deliver it for a reasonable handling fee if the winner is somewhere not too far from the Pittsburgh area.
Minimum Bid $500.
Lot 110. Jose Canseco Autographed Tampa Bay Devil Rays Poster. Canseco had a productive 1999 seasons with the Rays, batting .279, hitting 34 home runs and driving in 95 runs. The “Tampa Tribune” Issued the 19” x 25 ½” poster, which has an ex appearance and shows some light wrinkles close-up. Canseco’s signature is a large, bold 10 on his white pants. Poster will be shipped rolled. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Minimum Bid $15.
Lot 111. Bob Feller Autograph on an “Opening Day No-Hitter” Limited Edition Lithograph. Gem mint 10 signature with “HOF ‘62” added on print #986 of 1500 by Bill Purdom. It has a 14” x 9” image area and is double-matted and framed to 20” x 16”. In 1940, against the Chicago White Sox, Feller pitched the only Opening Day no-hitter. Purdom also signed. Autographs authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $30.
Lot 115. 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.
Winning Bid $35.
Lot 116. 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.
Winning Bid $75.
Lot 117. 10 Johnny Sain Autographs. All are gem mint 10s on photocopies of articles as “John Sain.” Most could be easily matted for framing with a photo. Sain is one of the better pitchers not in the Hall of Fame. He won at least 20 games four times and completed 57% of the games he started. After retiring as a player, he became one of baseball’s top pitching coaches. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $20.
Lot 118. Casey Stengel Autograph on an Unlined Index Card. Large bold dark signature in which Stengel retraced the “s” in Casey and added “Hall of Famer” below the signature. Stengel was enshrined at Cooperstown in 1966 and passed away in 1975. Autograph authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $35.
Lot 119. Don Zimmer Signed Tampa Bay Rays Posters Plus a “Now and Then” Bobble Head. Zimmer has been part of the professional baseball scene since 1949. He joined the Rays as a coach in 2004 and now serves as a senior advisor. On June 23, 2007, the Rays held “Turn Back the Clock Night” to honor him. Zimmer signed two 11” x 17” posters that show him with the Dodgers in the 1950s and with the Tampa Bay team in 2007. Both signatures are 10s. Two other posters that also include images of Snider, Podres and Erskine are unsigned. Accompanying the posters is a Regions bobble head titled “‘Zim’ Now and Then.” It presents him as a Dodgers player and a Rays coach. Mint in the original box. Autographs authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Minimum Bid $25.
Lot 120. 8 Autographed Hall of Fame Gold Plaque Postcards. The signatures are predominantly 9s and 10s at the top of the cards by “Luke” Appling, Yogi Berra, James “Cool Papa” Bell, Yogi Berra, Stanley Coveleski, Bob Feller, Carl Hubbell, Judy Johnson and Rube Marquard. The Johnson card is stained, has a crease in the upper right and a scuff that affects the top of the first “J.” Six of these HoF members are deceased. Proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit SABR. Auto-graphs authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $83.
Lot 121. Ozzie Smith, Robin Roberts, Joe Niekro, Fergie Jenkins Signed HoF Jersey. The signatures are on the front of a Hall of Fame jersey by Mitchell & Ness. This Cooperstown MLB Authentic size 46 jersey is autographed also by Vince Coleman, Jon Warden, Enos Cabell, Dave Bergman, Lance Niekro and Bill Atkinson. Each Hall of Famer added “HOF” and his year of induction. The autographs range from nm 7 to mint 9 and average nm-m 8. The jersey is mint. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $92.