Lot 278. 1989 Chicago Cubs Team Ball Signed by 17 – Dawson, Maddux, Sandberg, Grace, Etc. This team consisted of three future Hall of Fame members, as well as Mark Grace and venerable Don Zimmer as the manager. The signatures are strong, nm-m 8 and better, and the ONL William White baseball is nm-m to mint. Zimmer is on the sweet spot. The north panel has Steve Wilson, Jerome Walton, Andre Dawson, Shawon Dunston, Doug Dascenzo, Rick Wrona and Joe Girardi; the south, Domingo Ramos, Mitch Webster and Greg Maddux; the east, Scott Sanderson, Mike Bielecki, L McClendon and Ryne Sandberg; and the west, Dwight Smith and Mark Grace. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $88
Lot 279. 15 Hardbacks on Chicago Clubs Players – 13 Signed, 9 by HoFers – Banks, Santo, Etc. Ernie Banks is the subject of two books with similar titles in this collection, and one is signed. Banks and co-author Jim Enright autographed the flyleaf of “Mr. Cub,” a 1971 first edition, ex-m with an ex dust jacket. The unsigned book is “Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub” by Bill Libby, 1971 ex-library copy with the dj adhered. Their autographs are gem mint 10. The other signatures in the collection are nm-m 8 or better on the title page unless otherwise noted. The lone softcover is “So You Want to be a Major Leaguer,” Cy Block, no publisher or publication date given, ex with a personalized signature on the title page. Here is a list of the other books: Andre Dawson – “If You Love This Game,” 2012 first edition, nm/nm. Doug Glanville – “The Game from Where I Stand,” 2010 stated first edition, ex-m/ex, personalized signature. Glanville played for the Cubs in 1996 and 1997. Charlie Grimm – “Baseball, I Love You!” 1968 first edition, ex/vg-ex, autograph on the first title page. Fergie Jenkins – “Like Nobody Else,” 1973 first edition, vg+ to ex/vg+, and “Fergie,” 2009 first edition, nm/ex, signature on the first title page. Ryne Sandberg – “Second to Home,” 1995, ex-m+/ex-m. Ron Santo – “Ron Santo 3B” by Jim Brosnan, 1974, “withdrawn” stamp inside, vg-ex/vg+, signed by Santo and Brosnan, and “Ron Santo for the Love of Ivy,” 1993, nm/ex-m. Hank Sauer – “Hank Sauer,” John C. Hoffman, 1953 first edition, both vg-ex. Billy Williams – “Billy Williams: My Sweet-Swinging Lifetime with the Cubs,” 2008 first edition, nm/ex+, and “Billy: The Classic Hitter,” 1974 stated first printing, nm/ex. Also, an unsigned copy of “Hack,” on Hack Wilson, by Robert S. Boone, 1978 apparent first edition, nm/ex. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $206
Lot 396. Collection of Sports and Celebrity Autographs. This collection offers more than 50 autographs of American rock and country musicians, film and TV actors and baseball stars. The autographs are on various media. 1. A pair of women’s Reebok walking shoes has approximately 25 autographs, including Tony Gwynn, John Matlack, Bob Brenly, Harry Caray (with “Holy Cow” above; died 1998), Joe Black, Scott Garrelts, Rick Reuschel, Bo McLaughlin, Willie McGee, etc. Generally, the autographs are nm-m 8. A few (no that are listed here) have been traced over. 2. Chuck Norris autograph on a karate belt. Nm 7 to nm-m 8. 3. Randy Travis autographed T-shirt, size XL, with his image. Nm-m 8 to mint 9. 4. AIDS Project size 42-44 T-shirt signed on the back by Dead Hot Workshop band members – Steve Larson, Brian Griffith, Brent Babb and Curtis (Gripe). Mint 9. 5. “Star Trek: The Next Generation” size large T-shirt autographed on the back by Michael Dorn who played the Klingon Worf. Nm-m 8. The T-shirt has a drawing of a Romulan Warbird on the front. 6. Celebrity T-shirt signed on the front by Lynn Anderson, Stuart Whitman, Fred the Hammer Williamson, Charles Napier (added “Rambo II,” d. 2011), Angie Dickinson, Danny Aiello and four others. Mint 9. The size L T-shirt is for a Celebrity Chili Cook-Off benefitting the Equine Adoption Society. 7. A “Northern Exposure” size XL T-shirt signed by eight cast members – Darren Burrows, John Cullum, Peg Phillips, Cynthia Geary, John Corbett, Barry Corbin, Elaine Miles and Adam Arkin. Nm-m 8 and mint 9. And 8. Large, bold Dom DeLuise autograph on a 17.5” x 27” poster for the animated feature “Happily Ever After.” The mint 9 autograph extends 7” across the color poster. DeLuise passed away in 2009. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $61