Lot 267. 1914 Tuxedo Tobacco Ad Featuring Mathewson, Lajoie, Tinker and McGraw. From the June 6 issue of “The Literary Digest,” the 7” x 10.25” black & white ad contains photos of and endorsements by Christy Mathewson, Nap Lajoie, Joe Tinker, John McGraw, Jimmy Archer and Jack McInnis. The ex advertisement is matted and framed to 12.5” x 15.75”.
Winning Bid $125
Lot 268. 1940s Healthknit MacDee Box for Boys Underwear Featuring a Baseball Theme. The box lid has a 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 undershirt. The box is approximately 8.25” x 8.25” x 1.5”.
Minimum Bid $20
Lot 269. Very Scarce Issue of “Our Sports” Edited by Jackie Robinson – Satchel Paige Cover. This short-lived magazine, which lasted only five issues in 1953, covered sports from an African-American perspective. Edited by the Brooklyn Dodgers’ barrier buster, it was variously identified as “The Negro’s Own Sports Magazine” and “A Great New Negro Sports Magazine.” This issue is the fourth of five, from August 1953. Paige alone is pictured on the front cover, which presents headlines, including “Let’s Put Satchel Paige in the Hall of Fame.” Robinson is pictured in an advertisement inside the front cover. Articles cover Moses Walker, “the 1st Negro in organized baseball”; golf champion Teddy Rhodes, who was barred from PGA events because of his race; boxers Jersey Joe Walcott, Sugar Ray Robinson and Floyd Patterson; bicycle racing champion Major Taylor; and future major league outfielder Dave Pope. In an article he wrote, Robinson addresses the question “Have I Achieved My Goal?” This copy of the 66-page magazine is ex-m to nm and is not marred by a label. No sports publications collection could be complete without at least one example of this ground-breaking magazine!
Winning Bid $75
Lot 270. 1955 Original RC Cola Ad with the Dodgers’ Jim Gilliam Prepared for “Negro Newspapers.” In 1953, Gilliam was Rookie of the Year as the Brooklyn Dodgers’ second baseman. One of the team’s more popular players, he appears in an ad saying that “RC is the cola I drink because RC tastes so good!” This display version of the ad is 11 ½” x 17 ¼” on newsprint. Dated June 28, 1955, the ad was prepared by the New York ad firm Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn. The paper shows creases in the upper left and lower right and some edge tears. They could easily be matted out to display 8” x 11.5” image area, which is nm.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 272. Collection of 32 Baseballs – Official, Unofficial, Retail Promotions, Wiffle, Etc. This assortment includes an ONL Warren Giles baseball saying it was hit into the stands by Howie Goss of the Houston Astros. Goss actually played for the Colt .45s in 1963, when Giles was still the N.L. president. The ball appears to be game-used. The other official baseballs are: ONL Giles with strong stampings, ex-m; OAL Budig ball, nm-m; ONL Ford Frick, ex; and ONL William White ball, possibly game-used and with an ex to ex-m appearance; and an Official Joe Ryan American Association ball, ex-m. Among the many interesting selections are a vintage game-used corkball, about 1.75” in diameter; a Hutch ball with part of it cut away so that the construction can be seen; and a Lipton Tea foxtail ball. Several balls meant to be used in games are unused: A J.deBeer and Son Official League Ball No. 95 in an unopened ex box; a Voit Official League ball, nm-m in the box, and a Goldsmith League ball with “Soap Box Derby” written on. A number of baseballs are promotional or commemorative: A ball from Jockey commemorating Babe Ruth’s birth in 1895; a Crest “Caring Team of Athletics” ball with facsimile autographs of Joe Torre, Fred McGriff, Ozzie Smith, etc.; a Cincinnati Reds logo ball, nm; three Starting Lineup balls with facsimile autographs of Gary Carter, Don Mattingly, George Brett, Kirby Puckett, Mike Schmidt, Eddie Murray, etc.; two 2004 SABR walteromalley.com balls; and four 2003 Reds baseballs from Burger King, two with Adam Dunn. Unforgettaball produced two colorful baseballs, one of Crosley Field, unopened and mint, and one of Busch Stadium, mint. There also are four used baseballs; a regulation-size Wiffle ball in a box with Mike Scott on the lid, nm; Disney Sports ball for a 1997 Reds vs. Braves game, and a ball stamped with New York Yankees autographs, including Casey Stengel and Joe DiMaggio on the sweet spot, vg-ex with light signatures. Display them or play with them!
Winning Bid $204
Lot 273. 9 Baseball Media Guides Including 1968 and 1969 Chicago Cubs. These guides are ex-m or better unless otherwise noted: 1968 Chicago Cubs; 1969 Chicago Cubs; 1984 Texas Rangers, vg-ex; 1984 Boston Red Sox with Jim Rice and Wade Boggs on the cover; 1984 Los Angeles Dodgers; 1986 New York Mets, Doc Gooden and Roger Craig cover; 1988 New York Yankees; 1990 Pittsburgh Pirates, vg+ with cover varnish cracked, pages nm; and 1992 Chicago White Sox.
Winning Bid $17
Lot 274. Atlanta “Braves Jr. Badge” 2 1/8” Pin. This multi-colored pin uses the same mascot that the Braves used in Milwaukee. Text at the bottom says “Good Only When Accompanied by an Adult.” Ex.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 275. Memorabilia – Phils, Union Oil Dodgers, Cashman and Popcorn Wylie’s Aaron Record. Eclectic collection of 11 items – publications, a photo and 45 rpm records. Possibly the most entertaining is a 1973 record on Carla Records titled “Move Over Babe (Here Comes Henry) by Richard (Popcorn) Wylie. The record appears to be unplayed, nm-m to mint in an ex sleeve that pictures Hank Aaron. Wylie was an influential musician and record producer in the early days of Motown. Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell wrote the song about Aaron with retired pitcher Bill Slayback. Three items in the collection relate to the LA Dodgers: 1961 Union Oil booklets on Wally Moon and Charlie Neal, both ex, and Terry Cashman’s “Talkin’ Baseball” record “Forever Dodger Blue,” nm-m to mint. Three other items have a Phillies connection: an 8” x 10” color photo (recent print) of the 1950 Fightin’ Phillies team, nm; the Aug. 1950 “Baseball Digest” with the Phils’ Dick Sisler on the cover, g+ to vg; and Cashman’s “Baseball and the Phils,” nm-m to mint. Four other Cashman 45 rpm records are included, all nm-m to mint: “Baseball’s Red Machine”; “Baseball and the Braves”; “The Bambino, the Clipper & the Mick,” and “Willie, Mickey and ‘The Duke’.”
Winning Bid $22
Lot 276. 120 Issues of “Baseball Digest,” 1982-92. These monthly magazines will provide hours of enjoyable reading and useful historical and reference information as well. All 12 issues are present for the years 1985 through 1991. Following is a list a key cover subjects; typically, an article on the player follows inside. These issues have mailing labels and otherwise average ex. 1981 (9 issues), missing Jan., Feb., Dec.; Mike Schmidt, Gary Carter, Fernando Valenzuela, Pete Rose. 1982 (11 issues), missing Jan.; Rollie Fingers, Nolan Ryan, Rickey Henderson. 1983 (6), Carlton Fisk. 1984 (9), missing May, July, Aug.; Dale Murphy, Ryne Sandberg. 1985 Don Mattingly, Tony Gwynn, Pete Rose. 1986 Eddie Murray, Gary Carter, Bert Blyleven, Roger Clemens. 1987 Don Mattingly and Wade Boggs, Rickey Henderson, Ozzie Smith. 1988 Andre Dawson, Kirby Puckett. 1989 Orel Hershiser, Fred McGriff, Nolan Ryan, Bo Jackson. 1990 Ken Griffey Jr., Rickey Henderson, Cecil Fielder. 1991 Robin Yount, Cal Ripken Jr. 1992 (1), Jan., Steve Avery.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 277. Bobbing Heads of Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson (2) and 10 Cards with Negro Leaguers. The Josh Gibson bobbing heads are from 1963. In one, he wears the uniform of the Homestead Grays, and in the other, the Pittsburgh Crawfords. A 2006 bobber has Paige with the Crawfords. The bobbing head of Gibson with the Crawfords has a tiny chip on the left ear and a chip almost 1” long in the back of his neck. The two others are nm-m. The 6” x 8” color cards have Michael Mellett illustration of Bene Benson, Oscar Charleston, Leon Day, Toots Ferrell, Gibson, Judy Johnson, Buck Leonard, Buck O’Neil, Spotswood Poles and Jackie Robinson. Nm.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 278. Norman Rockwell Baseball Collection. Three of Rockwell’s “Saturday Evening Post” baseball illustrations are offered on various media. His “100th Anniversary of Baseball,” from July 8, 1939, is reproduced on a 12.5” x 15.5” recent tin sign. Nm-m. “Bottom of the Sixth,” from April 23, 1949, is on a Jim Beam 1976 limited edition series decanter. It shows three umpires at Ebbets Field considering whether to call a baseball game because of rain. In the background, Pittsburgh manager Billy Meyer and a Dodgers coach discuss the situation. Nm. “Batter Up,” an Aug. 5, 1916 cover, is on an 8.5” Danbury Mint 1981 fine china plate by Gorham. Nm-m.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 279. 4 1985 Wheaties Boxes with Pete Rose on the Front. On Sept. 11, 1985, Rose officially broke Ty Cobb’s all-time hit record of 4,191. Playing for the Reds in Cincinnati, he collected his 4,192nd hit, a single off San Diego’s Eric Show. Shortly thereafter, Rose was honored by General Mills, Inc. Three boxes held 18 ounces of cereal, and one was host to 12 ounces. A side panel of each box promotes a free poster of Rose. One 18 oz. box has a tear on the back panel, one has a couple of creases and a small tear on the front, and one has a front crease. The 12 oz. box has several front creases of 1.5” or less. All display well.
Minimum Bid $10