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Lot 578.  2 Vintage Baseball Scorekeepers – Hope Indicator and Cleveland Indians. The circa 1950 Indians pocket scorer has the Indians’ typeface logo in the center. With a brass finish, the scorer is 1.5” in diameter and ex-m. The “Hope Indicator” scorekeeper, with a stainless steel case, is 1.25” x 3” and ex.
Current Bid $25     


Lot 579.  Vintage Carnival Cane with a Baseball Handle Grip. The 33” cane has a plastic baseball on top. The ball, which is 1 ½” in diameter, has a small crack and shows wear on the imprinted “stitches.”
Minimum Bid $10     


Lot 580.  Ted Williams Store Model Glove and Working Photo Clock. Williams endorsed baseball, hunting, fishing and other sports products that were sold under his label in Sears department stores. This adult-sized Ted Williams Model 400 glove has ex and ex-m characteristics. It shows wear on the piping and elsewhere, but no abuse, and the stampings are very strong. An owner’s initials are barely visible inside the heel. The patch is strong with a very small and light stain. The clock has an 8” x 10” photo of Williams on a 10” x 12” plaque made of a composite material. The battery-powered clock works.
Current Bid $20     


Lot 581.  “Black Sports” Inaugural Issue and 8 Additional Editions. Vol. 1, No. 1 debuted in April 1971 with Allan P. Barron as publisher and J. W. Hemingway as editor. Barron wrote that the magazine was “dedicated to the entertainment and education of society by providing up-to-date information on the new major force: the Black athlete.” He pledged to provide “a four dimensional exposure, with the fourth dimension being that certain quality of understanding that can only come from being in the same family, experiencing the same problems.” Lew Alcindor (Adbul-Jabbar) and Oscar Robinson are on the inaugural cover and are covered in an article inside. Ex-m. Other issues are from June 1971, Bob Gibson cover, vg+; Sept. 1971, Olympics preview cover, Sheila F. Younge the new editor and Bryant Gumbel a staff writer, vg+; Dec. 1971, O. J. Simpson cover, ex-m; March 1972, Wilt Chamberlain cover, ex-m+; April 1972, Mel Davis cover (now executive director of the NBA Retired Players Assocaition), vg+; Sept. 1973, Hank Aaron cover, Dick Edwards the editor, vg; June 1974, Aaron cover and a special section on him inside, Lester Carson the editor and John Holway a contributing editor, ex-m; and Aug. 1974, Dick Allen cover, nm. The magazine folded in the 1970s. These issues are historically interesting and filled with excellent reading.
Current Bid $20     


Lot 582.  Early 1900s Baseball Sheet Music – with Marquard, Thomas Griffith, Brother Noah, Etc. Many of these eight pieces of sheet music display attractive cover illustrations. The collection includes a 1936 copy of Jack Norworth’s classic, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” The spine has been professionally taped; otherwise, the sheet music has an ex appearance. Rube Marquard and his wife (1913-20), vaudeville performer Blossom Seeley, are pictured on the cover of “Those Ragtime Melodies,” 1912, red cover, ex. Tommy Griffith was a major league outfielder from 1913-25. He wrote the words and his brother Elmer wrote the music to “I’ll Change Your Shadows to Sunshine,” copyrighted in 1912. The sheet music shows Griffith with the Cincinnati Reds, the team he played for from 1915-18. Spine and pages taped, f. “Brother Noah Gave Out Checks for Rain” has African-Americans in Sunday attire playing baseball with a church in the background. Arthur Lonbrake is the composer of this 1907 song, which mentions individuals from the Bible in the lyrics. The sheet music is complete with the covers separated from the inside folio; it has a 3.5” tear and a couple of smaller tears. Other songs are: “Back to the Bleachers For Mine,” Harry Breen, 1910, ex; “I Want to Go to the Ball Game,” Al Brown and C. P. McDonald, 1909, f; “The National Game of Love,” M.C. Thornton, 1918, lower corner chip, f; “School Life,” Charles L. Johnson, 1912, baseball, football and basketball illustrations, g+; and “That Old Gang of Mine,” Billy Rose and Mort Dixon, 1923, f.
Minimum Bid $25     


Lot 583.  Baseball and Boxing Photos and Articles from 6 “Police Gazette” Issues, 1919-42. A complete issue for June 7, 1919, has an interesting baseball article - given events that would transpire four months later in the World Series. It’s headlined “Baseball Has No Place for Gambling Sharks.” The issue has a full page of “Pitching Stars of the American League,” including Babe Ruth, Eddie Cicotte and Walter Johnson. Two boxing articles are included. Vg with the back page loose. A July 1919 issue provides extensive coverage of the Jack Dempsey-Jess Willard July 4 championship fight, including a two-page spread of photos and an article. Another full page has photos of boxing champions from John L. Sullivan to Jack Johnson, Willard and Dempsey. Baseball receives a full page featuring “Pitching Stars of the National League,” including Rube Marquard and Grover Cleveland Alexander. The front and back pages are missing; key pages are vg. A single page from Nov. 11, 1919, pictures Pat Moran as the Cincinnati Reds’ manager, the Reds’ infield and Waite Hoyt as a Brooklyn pitcher. Ex. The July 26, 1919 edition is complete, with f front and back pages and vg+ to ex pages. Baseball coverage includes a photo of the New York Giants” Benny Kauff and article on the Reds as “Dangerous Factors” in the pennant race. Four boxers are pictured on a full page, including Georges Carpentier and Eddie O’Keefe. Four pages from the Feb. 28, 1925 issue include an article titled “The Man Who Knocked Out Jack Dempsey.” Finally, the June 1942 issue has a page with shirtless Leo Durocher batting during spring training and two action photos, one with Joe Gordon. Boxing focuses on HoFer Melio Bettina with two photos. There also is a full page on “Muscular Lady Wrestlers.” Vg.
Minimum Bid $40     


Lot 584.  6 Pages of 1920 Baseball Photos from the “New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial.” Individual pages are approximately 11” x 16”, and the photos are sepia. A two-page spread from an April issue, headlined “Managers of Major League Baseball Teams in the Thick of the fight for the 1920 Championship Pennant,” pictures 16 managers. Among them are nine future Hall of Fame members – Hughie Jennings, Miller Huggins, Tris Speaker, Clarke Griffith, Connie Mack, John McGraw, Ed Barrow, Wilbert Robinson and Branch Rickey. The page has holes where staples were removed and otherwise is ex. A list of the single pages follows; generally, these pages have edge chips or tears and image areas that are ex or better: July 1, five photos including Eppa Rixey, Ed Konetchy and Jim Vaughn. July 8, a full page with a photo of Ping Bodie sliding into home in a game between the Yankees and Red Sox at the Polo Grounds. The catcher and umpire are not identified. And a page with three photos, including one of Babe Ruth heading for first base after hitting his 21st homer of his record-setting 54 home run season. July 15, five player photos, including George Kelly, Rube Marquard and Wallie Pipp.
Minimum Bid $25     


Lot 585.  “NY Times” 1922 “Pictorial Portfolio of the World” and 1923 “Picture History Portfolio.” These 11” x 16.5” hardbound publications, each containing more than 475 pages, reproduce photos and captions from the newspaper’s “Mid-Week Pictorial,” published each Thursday, and the monthly “Current History Magazine.” Subject matter is diverse, ranging from pastoral scenes to military expeditions and including political leaders and issues, the theatre, art and sports. Domestic and foreign images are presented. The 1922 publication presents scenes of life around the world and includes photos of such leaders as King George V of Great Britain, Nikolai Lenin of Russia, Prince Hirohito of Japan and Sun-Yat-Sen of China (Canton). Pancho Villa is shown in a two-page spread. World War I receives approximately 140 pages of coverage. Other topics include the “Unknown Soldier” (12 pages), Albert Einstein and the new Theory of Relativity, Amundsen’s expedition to the South Pole, and Madame Curie and the discovery of radium. Twenty-three pages of sports photos cover the 1920 Olympics in Belgium; golf with such stars as Bobby Jones and Harry Vardon; Babe’s Ruth’s season home run record of 59; Bill Wambsganss’ unassisted triple play in the World Series; and Jack Dempsey’s world heavyweight championship win over Georges Carpentier. Four pages have photos of top baseball players, including Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, George Sisler, Everett Scott (“who has played more consecutive games than any other”), Walter Johnson, Tris Speaker and Rogers Hornsby. The covers of the 1922 “Pictorial” are heavily damaged and are substantially separated from each other, but the back cover remains attached to the interior. The pages show relatively minor edge chips, and a few are torn. Overall, they have a vg-ex to ex appearance. The 1923 “Portfolio” opens with portraits of the U.S. Presidents, but Washington and Adams have been removed, and so have Lincoln and Buchanan. Some other pages have also been removed. Ten pages are devoted to hunting or fishing. Other sports are covered in 50 pages. Among the individuals and events are the Indianapolis 500; Charlie Paddock (“probably the fastest sprinter in the world”); Jack Dempsey; the Firpo-Willard fight; Bobby Jones (two photos); Francis Ouimet; and Walter Hagen. Eight pages have photos of baseball players, including Frank Frisch, Max Carey, Hornsby, Grover Alexander, Billy Southworth, Ruth, Cobb, Johnson, Stan Coveleskie and Tris Speaker. The binding of this issue is intact, with a 2” tear along the spine at the bottom of the front cover. Approximately 10-15 percent of the pages have tears. These two volumes contain photos that are entertaining, informative and historically interesting.
Minimum Bid $50     


Lot 586.  1925 Newspaper Page Reporting on Christy Mathewson Death and W.S. Game 1. Page 1 of the Oct. 8, 1925 edition of the Cincinnati “Commercial Tribune” has two articles on Mathewson and a photo. It also contains a single article of Washington’s 4-1 win over Pittsburgh in the first game of the Series and a small photo of the winning pitcher, Walter Johnson. The page has edge chips and “City” written at the top. Vg-ex.
Minimum Bid $15     


Lot 587.  Night Baseball Coverage – Including the First MLB Game - from 3 Newspapers. In a full page from its Sept. 28, 1930 edition, the “Florida Times-Union” of Jacksonville explores the status and future of night baseball. Minor league teams were already playing at night. In fact, some sports authorities described it as the “salvation” of the minors. But what about the majors? Interestingly enough, Cincinnati Reds manager Dan Howley is quoted as saying he didn’t think night games would be a success in the majors. Sidney Weil, the team’s owner, thought the National Game might be played at night during the very warm months. The page is ex. Five years later, on May 24, 1935, the Reds’ Crosley Field hosted the majors’ first nighttime contest. A four page “Souvenir Edition” of the “Cincinnati Post” provides a preview of the game. Judge Landis would be there to throw out the first pitch, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt would power the lights for the game by throwing a special switch at the White House. The special sections has photos of Reds’ owner Powel Crosley and his players. The section has been folded vertically; vg-ex. Coverage of the game is provided on page 1 of the May 25 “Cincinnati Enquirer.” The Reds beat Philadelphia, 2-1. Vg-ex.
Minimum Bid $25     


Lot 588.  1940 Baseball Annual and a Warren Spahn Pictorial. The annual, “The Wind-up,” has Lefty Grove on the cover and 62 pages inside on major and minor league teams. Each major league team receives a full page that includes 10 player photos. Phil Rizzuto and Pete Reiser are among the minor leaguers pictured. The publication even devotes a page to American Legion baseball. Ex-m. The 1964 Spahn pictorial biography, with text by Robert Cutter, is in a 24-page (plus covers) magazine format from JKW Sports Publications. Each page has a photo of Spahn, and most have multiple photos. Vg+ to ex with a price erased from the front cover.
Minimum Bid $20     


Lot 589.  Cleveland Indians Memorabilia. Three magazines have Indians Hall of Fame players on the cover: Lou Boudreau on the Jan. 1942 cover of “Baseball Magazine,” vg-ex, and the Spring 1949 “PIC Quarterly,” g+, and Bob Feller on the Sept. 1957 cover of “Baseball Magazine,” vg+. Programs for two Old Timers games are present: 1974 for the 1954 Indians vs. Giants contest, vg-ex, and the 1990 Equitable Old-Timers Game, ex. Each program has four pages. The 1974 program has team photos, and Feller, Boudreau, Earl Averill and Mel Harder are pictured in the 1990 program. A page from the Oct. 11, 1948 “Cincinnati Enquirer” reports on Game 5 of the World Series between the Indians and Boston Braves, g-vg. Also included are a 1990 Wahoo Club 5.5” x 8.5” brochure, nm; an 11” x 14” schedule for the 1985 season, vg-ex, and a copy of “The Cleveland Indian: The Legend of King Saturday,” Luke Salisbury’s novel, 1992 first edition hardback, ex-library, vg+ book with library markings and no dust jacket.
Current Bid $10     


Lot 590.  Superb Baseball Player Color Photos and Pages from the 1940s New York “Sunday News.” This collection comprises color photos as small as 4.5” x 5.25” and as large as two-page spreads measuring 15” x 21.25”. Following is a list of teams, players and photo or page sizes: NY Yankees – Phil Rizzuto, 4.5” x 5.25”; double-page (15” x 21.25”), “The N.Y. Yankees World Champions,” April 11, 1948, photo of five pitchers, photo of four outfielders including Joe DiMaggio and a separate photo of Joe Page (2 copies); Bill Dickey, full page, Oct. 2, 1938; double-page, team photo of the “World Champions!” from Oct. 26, 1947; and individual photos of DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Charley Keller, Red Ruffing, and Don Jonson, generally about 7.5” x 10.5”. NY Giants – Double-page from May 9, 1948 with four photos including Bobby Thomson, Willard Marshall, Walker Cooper and Johnny Mize together; a 10” x 14” page with photos of Thomson and Mize; and two individual photos, one of Mize, 5” x 10”. Brooklyn Dodgers: April 18, 1948, most of a single page with individual photos of Jackie Robinson, Ralph Branca and Carl Furillo; a single page with photos of Branca and Pete Reiser, May 4, 1947; single photos of Pee Wee Reese (4.5” x 5.5”) and Reiser (5.25” x 10.25”); and Reese on the cover of the July 7, 1946 issue of “This Week Magazine.” Detroit Tigers: Single page, May 23, 1948, with Fred Hutchinson, Virgil Trucks, Dizzy Trout and Hal Newshouser; and a 7.5” x 10.5” photo of Hank Greenberg, Sept. 30, 1945. Pittsburgh Pirates: Single page, May 16, 1948, with Vic Lombardi, Hal Gregg, Dixie Walker and Kirby Higbe. The page has six edge tears up to 1.5” long. Philadelphia Phillies: Full page, June 13, 1948, with Del Ennis and Harry Walker. The page has a 5” tear and a smaller tear. Players from Multiple New York Teams: Single page with Allie Reynolds and Furillo; double-page with Spud Chandler, Keller, Kirby Higbe, Buddy Kerr, Walker Cooper and Eddie Stanky. Players from Various Teams: Double-pages, Aug. 31, 1947, Sam Mele, Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Fran Shea and Ewell Blackwell; June 22, 1947, Greenberg, Newhouser, Johnny Sain and Stan Musial; Aug. 25, 1946, Tex Hughson, Greenberg, Mort Cooper, Johnny Hopp, Dave Ferriss and Howie Pollet. And a 10” x 14” page with individual photos of Ted Williams and Mickey Vernon. This collection includes 56 individual photos. A few pages are ex-m. Most have small edge chips or chairs. Matted and framed, they will display magnificently!
Current Bid $25     


Lot 591.  1940s Healthknit MacDee Box for Boys Underwear Featuring a Baseball Theme. The box lid has drawing of two boys wearing products produced for MacDee at the Standard Knitting Mills in Knoxville, TN. The lid is soiled and has a crease at the right. Inside are five unused “Age 14-31” tank-style undershirts. The box is approximately 8.25” x 8.25” x 1.5”.
Minimum Bid $10     


Lot 592.  Ted Williams on a “Life” Cover and Clemente, Aaron, Rose, Others on an “Ebony” Cover. The Sept. 1, 1941 issue of “Life” is vg+ with a g-vg cover featuring Williams. Inside, he is characterized as baseball’s best hitter. The June 1970 issue of “Ebony” has color cover photos of “Baseball’s $100,000 a Year Superstars” - Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Pete Rose, Bob Gibson, Willie McCovey, Carl Yastrzemski, Frank Howard, Frank Robinson, Juan Marichal and Willie Mays. The magazine devotes all or part of 11 pages to them and other baseball topics. The front cover has a one-inch tear at the top; otherwise, the magazine is vg-ex.
Minimum Bid $20     




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