Lot 147. Scarce 1939 Reds vs. Yankees World Series Chalkware Ashtray. We have seen only three of these ashtrays, and this is the best-looking example. Produced by Created Ideas of Cincinnati, it is in the shape of a first baseman’s mitt that surrounds a baseball-shaped tray. Logos for Cincinnati and New York are present, with “World Series 1939” and “Cincinnati” debossed in the mitt. The glove shows edge chips, and there also is a chip in the Reds’ logo. The Yankees won the series in four games.
Winning Bid $152
Lot 322. 1936 Newspaper Page Promoting Lou Gehrig’s Article in “This Week” Sunday Magazine. Gehrig’s article, “Baseball’s Greatest Battle,” is the focus of a 15.5” x 21.25” page on the back of a four-page promotion, apparently from the “Detroit News.” In color, the first page reproduces the first installment of Rube Goldberg’s Lala Palooza comic feature. Gehrig’s article appeared in the Sept. 27 “This Week.” In it, he provides his view of the upcoming World Series between the Yankees and the New York Giants. All four pages of the newspaper have several small holes, the larges 0.25” x 1”, along the fold. The paper is free of significant creases and displays well.
Minimum Bid $15
Lot 323. 1952 Comic Book - “Thrilling True Story of the Baseball Yankees.” Fawcett created this 32-page comic, which tells the “Story of the 1951 World Champions and Great Yankee Teams of the Past.” Almost one-half of the pages are devoted to the 1951 season. Others deal with the beginning of the “Ruthian Era,” the 1927 Yankees and players such as Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Bill Dickey, Lefty Gomez and Charlie Keller. The back cover has a photo of the 1951 team. VG-Fine.
Winning Bid $40
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
Lot 325. New York Yankees 1964 Yearbook. From Jay Publishing, this 48-page (plus covers) first edition summarizes the 1963 World Series and provides full-page b&w photos of Mantle, Ford, Berra, Maris and other stars. Ex+.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 326. New York Yankees 1965 Yearbook. Jay Publishing produced this 52-page yearbook, which offers a review of the 1964 World Series and full-page photos of many Yankees that contributed to capturing the American League pennant. Vg-ex original edition.
Winning Bid $61
Lot 329. 2 Different 16” x 20” B&W Photos of Joe DiMaggio. Both are relatively recent nm-m silver gelatin prints made from original negatives. One photo is a 1951 portrait of the Yankees’ Hall of Fame center fielder. The other shows him batting in either the 1947 or 1948 All-Star Game.
Minimum Bid $25
Lot 332. Mickey Mantle 11” x 14” B&W Photo. A bat rests on each shoulder of the switch-hitting Hall of Fame Yankees’ slugger in this nm-m photo, which is a relatively recent print from an original negative.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 334. Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio 16” x 20” B&W Modern Print from an Original Negative. This silver gelatin print has a vertical crease approximately one inch in from the left side; it could easily be matted out. These two Yankees’ giants were teammates in 1951, Mantle’s rookie and DiMaggio’s final season. Collectively, during the regular season, these center fielders contributed 897 home runs, 3,046 RBI and 3,066 runs to the Yankees’ cause during the regular season.
Minimum Bid $20