Lot 127. 47 Babe Ruth Baseball Cards and 3 Pins. A list of the cards follows. The pins are reproductions, each approximately 1 ½” in diameter, “Babe Ruth Never Forgotten,” and “Babe Ruth Sultan of Swat,” 2 copies. These pins are nm-m to mint. The cards range from 1962-93: 1-2. 1962 Topps #142 Coaching for the Dodgers and 144 Farewell Speech. 3. 1970 Sports Cards for Collectors Old Timers Postcard #8. 4-13. TCMA, 10 cards from various sets: 4. 1973 All-Time Greats, Ruth & Hartnett. 5-6. 1974 League Leaders, Ruth & Hornsby and Ruth & Simmons. 7-9. 1974 The Babe, Ruth and Johnson; Ruth and Huggins, and Ruth and Lazzari. 10-13. 1985 Baseball Photo Classics, #4 Ruth in the hospital; #8 Mr. and Mrs. Babe Ruth; #9 Babe Ruth with Joe Cook, and #36 William Bendix & Babe Ruth. 14. 1977 Exhibit Supply Co. Baseball’s Great Hall of Fame exhibit. 15. 1977 Play Ball reprint, Series 2 checklist. 16. 1981 Perez-Steele postcard “Yankee Greats” with Ruth, Combs and Gehrig. 17. 1984 Donruss Champions #1. 18. 1992 Delphi “Babe Ruth: The Called Shot.” 19-33. 1992 Conlon Collection, unopened pack of 15 cards with a card of Ruth on top. 34-44. 1992 Megacards unopened pack of 10 Babe Ruth Collection cards plus card #96. 45. 1993 Hoyle Products card. 46. 1993 Bill Goff postcard showing a Bill Williams lithograph, “Remnants of Power.” 47. A homemade card with a newspaper photo of Ruth.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 128. 1936 Newspaper Printing Plate Headlining the Yankees’ World Series Triumph. In Game 6 of the World Series on Oct. 6 at the Polo Grounds, the Yankees of New York battered four pitchers for the Giants of New York for 17 hits in a 13-5 victory. The win gave the Yankees another world championship. Later in the day, the “Rochester Times-Union” boldly proclaimed on its front page: “Yankees Win World Series; Sluggers Bury Giants, 13-5.” The page contains a two-column article on the game and a two-column version of the box score. It has also a two-column photo of former President Herbert Hoover at the previous day’s game. Lou Gehrig is in the box score, as well as rookie star Joe DiMaggio. The paper printing plate is 17” x 22” and has a couple of small tears at the top and several larger tears on the left side or at the bottom, as well as two punch holes and a couple of tack holes. Few of these plates have survived, and this one will make an excellent addition to a Yankees’ collection!
Winning Bid $40
Lot 129. 1947 and 1949 New York Yankees Programs. The Yankees hosted the Cleveland Indians in the 1947 game, and St. Louis Browns in the 1949 game. The 16-page 1947 program has an ex appearance and lengthy splits along the spine, one 4 ¾” and one 2 ¼”. Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto and Yogi Berra are in the pre-printed lineup for the Yankees, and LARRY DOBY in his first season, for the Indians, along with Lou Boudreau, Joe Gordon, Bob Feller and Bob Lemon. The 1949 program, 24 pages and vg to vg-ex with a stain on the back cover, lists the same New York stars as the 1947 program. Nicely scored in pencil, it has photos of Casey Stengel and Jerry Coleman.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 130. Babe Ruth and Other 1923 Yankees in a June 16, 1948 “Picturegrams” News Poster. The photo apparently was taken June 13, 1948, as the Yankees retired Ruth’s uniform number and celebrated the 25th anniversary of Yankee Stadium. The photo includes Hinkey Haines, Joe Bush, Waite Hoyt, Wally Schang, Wally Pipp, Bob Meusel and Carl Mays. The 16” x 19” poster, from “Illustrated Current News,” is g+ with multiple creases and a 1” tear along the bottom. It looks better. Ruth died two months after this photo was published.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 131. Original 2-Reel 16mm Film of “The Babe Ruth Story” (1948) Starring William Bendix. While he was in his teens, Bendix met Ruth, who helped the future actor to lose his job! In the early 1920s, Bendix was the New York Yankees’ batboy. He claimed that he saw Ruth hit more than 100 home runs. Bendix was fired after meeting Ruth’s request for a large order of hot dogs and soda before a game. The Bambino ate so much that he was unable to play, and Bendix wound up unemployed. Besides being known for his role in “The Babe Ruth Story,” Bendix starred on TV in “The Life of Riley” and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in “Wake Island.” “The Babe Ruth Story” was filmed as Ruth’s health declined. It debuted several weeks after his passing. The black & white film plays well with excellent sound.
Winning Bid $30
Lot 133. Baseballs with 1954 New York Yankees and 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers Facsimile Autographs. The 1954 Yankees finished second in the American League, and the 1955 Dodgers defeated the Yankees in the World Series. The Yankees ball has 28 facsimile signatures, including Mantle, Berra, Stengel, Ford, Slaughter, Rizzuto and Dickey. Twenty-four facsimiles are on the Dodgers ball, including Robinson, Reese, Campanella, Snider, Alston, Hodges, Furillo, Newcombe and Furillo. Ex to ex-m.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 135. Babe Ruth “Home Run King” Plastic Bat by the Empire Co. of Tarboro, NC. Apparently made in the 1960s, the 27.5” yellow bat is ex-m, showing light wear and soiling. It is accompanied by a display card that describes it as the “Babe Ruth Home Run Bat and Ball.” The card contains baseball graphics and the Empire logo. The ball is present but broken into multiple pieces. Ruth’s name is on the card and the barrel of the bat.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 136. Press Kit for the 1991 NBC Movie “Babe Ruth.” Stephen Lang starred as Ruth. He is known primarily for the theatrical films “Gods and Generals,” “Avatar” and “Terra Nova” and the TV series “Crime Story” and “Salem.” The press kit includes five photos of Lang as Ruth, one with Yvonne Suhor, who played Ruth’s wife Claire. These 8” x 10” b&w photos are nm-m. Fifteen pages from NBC Television provide information on Ruth’s career, the movie’s production team, and the stars. Pete Rose appeared as Ty Cobb, and Rod Carew served as a consultant. The pages have rust from staples in the upper left corner and otherwise are ex-m.
Winning Bid $10