Lot 305. 1933 and 1940 Newspapers with Football, Boxing and Interesting Non-Sport Content. The publications are the Oct. 21, 1933 issue of the “Mid-Week Pictorial” from the “New York Times” and a Dec. 15, 1940 special section of the “Minneapolis Star Journal” focusing on the “Giddy Years,” 1920-25. Game action between Southern Cal and St. Mary’s is in the “Mid-Week Pictorial” issue, which grades vg to vg-ex, with the letter “v” added twice to the front cover. The pages offer a two-page spread of action photos, with teams representing Pitt, Navy, Michigan, Cornell, Penn, Columbia (with Cliff Montgomery), Virginia, Northwestern, Stanford, Harvard, Georgia Tech and Auburn. Also, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Goose Goslin, Hitler (twice on a full page), Babe Ruth, Jimmy Foxx, Carole Lombard, Bill Terry, Joe Cronin and Lefty O’Doul. The Minneapolis newspaper has large photos of Knute Rockne’s and Notre Dame’s “FOUR HORSEMEN,” and JACK DEMSEY in his 1923 title bout with Tommy Gibbons. It also offers photos of President Warren Harding, Vice President Calvin Coolidge and their wives: Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford; Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Bobby Jones, Tin Pan Alley and the new government in Turkey. Vg.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 306. Circa 1955 “Greatest Moments in Sports” 33 1/3 RPM Record Album and Booklet. This record is the Long Play version, which includes a 20-page extensively illustrated booklet with an article by Red Smith. The record offers sports sounds and voices from 1919-54 of such stars as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Knute Rockne, Jesse Owens, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Carl Hubbell and others. Baseball, football, boxing, horse racing, tennis and Olympics track events are covered. There also is an 11.5” x 12” illustration by Willard Mullin. The record is vg+ to ex (visual). The booklet has been rebound and otherwise is ex. The album jacket is g+ to vg.
Winning Bid $7
Lot 308. 74 Sports Legends Photos – Baseball, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Boxing, Olympics. Ranging from 2.25” x 3.5” to 4.5” x 6.25”, these photos predominantly are approximately 3.75” x 5.75”. They are a mix of portraits and action photos. Most are second generation and nm-m; color photos are noted with an asterisk (*). BASEBALL (49): Phil Rizzuto, Pete Gray (4), Bret Saberhagen* (2), Carl Erskine*, Orland Cepeda* (2), Fred Lynn*, Gil McDougald (3), Mickey Vernon (3), Bobby Thomson (3, celebration after “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”), Jim Palmer* (2), Johnny Callison*, Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain (6), Rich Rollins* (2), Elliot Maddox*, Ron Bloomberg* (2), Lou Piniella* (2), Ed Bailey* (2), Bob Tillman* (2), Tom Cheyney* (2), Jesse Gonder* (2), Mack Jones* (2), John Roseboro* (2) and Bill Skowron*. FOOTBALL (8): Tim Tebow*, Leon Hart, Johnny Rogers (three Heisman Trophy winners), Greg Landry, O. J. Simpson* (trial photo), Eric Dickerson*, John Elway* and Bob Stoops*. HOCKEY (3): Tony Esposito (3). BASKETBALL (7): John Wooden (3 different, 2 color), Wooden with Abdul-Jabbar (2), Abdul-Jabbar and Tom Satch Sanders. BOXING (4): Joe Louis (2) and Joey Giardello (2). OLYMPICS (2): Jackie Joyner* (2). HORSE RACING (1): Bill Mott* (Hall of Fame trainer of Cigar).
Winning Bid $20
Lot 324. Babe Ruth Hartland Statue, “The Babe Ruth Story” and 2 More Ruth Collectibles. The Hartland statue is an original, from the 1958-62 production run by the Wisconsin company. The good news is that the plastic remains off-white, and the areas painted blue show only very light wear. The bad news is that Ruth’s right index finger is broken off; his face exhibits damage, especially his eyes, cheeks and nose; and his bat is missing. “The Babe Ruth Story,” by Ruth, “as told to Bob Considine,” is the Pocket Books 1948 paperback version, vg covers with a better interior. Also, the 1979 softcover, “Mighty Babe Ruth,” by Syd Hoff, an apparent first edition from Scholastic Book Services, vg-ex. And a 7” Babe Ruth doll toy from Hallmark, cloth, ex.
Winning Bid $50