Lot 155. Oversized 1940s-50 Photo of Lefty Gomez from Yankee Stadium. One of the best pitchers in Yankees’ history, Gomez is remembered also for his colorful personality. His antics earned him the nickname “Goofy” from his teammates. After retiring in 1943, Gomez filled out an employment application that asked the reason for leaving the previous job. His answer: “I couldn’t get anybody out.” He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972. The 29.5” x 61.5” photo on paper ¼” thick was displayed in Yankee Stadium into the 1970s. It has a damaged upper right corner away from Gomez’ image, and there is water damage extending 18” up from the bottom. Professional restoration would return this photo to an attention-grabbing display. It comes with a letter of authenticity signed by Mrs. Sugar confirming that it is from the Bert Sugar collection.
Minimum Bid $75
Lot 156. Clark Griffith Oversized 1940s-50s Photo Formerly Displayed in Yankee Stadium. Griffith was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1946 as a pioneer and executive. As a major league pitcher from 1891-1914, he posted a 237-146 record. As a manager, he led the Chicago White Sox to the league championship in the first season of the American League. And as the owner of the Washington Senators, he was one of baseball’s major power brokers. His photo, as manager of the Senators, was displayed at Yankee Stadium from the 1940s-50s until the early 1970s. On paper ¼” thick, it has water damage along the edges and in the corners. Except for his shoes, Griffith’s image is unaffected. Some basic restoration would make the photo a very desirable and collectible display item. A letter of authenticity signed by Mrs. Sugar confirming that the photo is from the Bert Sugar collection will be included.
Minimum Bid $75
Lot 188. Roger Maris Autographed Unlined Index Card. Bold mint 9 to gem mint 10 signature. Maris hit a record 61 home runs in 1961 as a New York Yankee. He was only 51 when he passed away in 1985. Authenticated by Kevin Keating and JSA Authentication. The JSA Auction Letter of Authenticity may be exchanged for a full LoA at a discount.
Current Bid $134
Lot 189. Young Billy Martin Autographed 7” x 9” Original UPI 1949 Wire Photo. Martin placed a bold nm-m 8 autograph on his image in the b&w photo, which also shows Jackie Jensen and Oakland Oaks co-owner Joe Blumenfeld. Martin was only 21 when the photo was taken. His contract and Jensen’s had just been purchased by the New York Yankees. The photo has damage in the upper left corner and a tiny chip in the lower right. The image area is ex-m. Wonderful photo of Martin, who died in 1989, and a strong autograph. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Minimum Bid $75
Lot 221. Multiple 1952 World Series Newspaper Photos with 20 Yankees or Dodgers Autographs. In the 1952 World Series, the Brooklyn Dodgers made the New York Yankees play seven games before they captured their fourth consecutive world championship. An enterprising collector glued newspaper clippings from New York’s “Daily News” and the “New York Times” to poster board and then obtained the autographs of numerous Yankees and Dodgers. Yogi Berra, Bill Dickey, Phil Rizzuto, Johnny Mize and Duke Snider are among them. There are five different displays. One has a photo of Jackie Robinson sending Rizzuto flying through the air as the Brooklyn star slides into second base. Rizzuto placed a large Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto signature below the image; the 6.75” x 8” photo is on 11” x 13.75” poster board. A 16” x 20” board has coverage of Game 5, including six photos, one with Robinson and Mickey Mantle, and another with Robinson and Irv Noren. Twelve autographs are on the sheet – Ed Lopat, Tommy Holmes, John Sain, Ewell Blackwell, Billy Loes, Carl Erskine, Vice Raschi, “Shotgun” Shuba, Andy Pafko, Gil McDougald, Carl Furillo and Gene Woodling. Sain and Blackwell signed a Willard Mullin cartoon (7.5” x 9.25”) on 13.75” x 15.75” board. Dickey, a Yankees coach, and Sain autographed a 6” x 11” photo that shows the first base umpire erroneously calling Sain out at first base. Gil Hodges is shown. Finally, a 13” x 17” board presents three photos, including Snider and Mize after they belted home runs. They and Erskine autographed the board. Berra’s signature is on his image in another photo. Kevin Keating approved the autographs, which are strong, nm-m 8 and better. All of the signers except Berra, Erskine and Shuba are deceased. When framed, these autographed clippings will make an impressive display.
Current Bid $50
Lot 310. Huge Joe DiMaggio Autograph on a New York Yankees Cap. DiMaggio’s signature extends across the seven-inch bill of the New Era Major League Pro Model Diamond Collection cap, size 7 ¾, unused and mint. DiMaggio died in 1999. Kevin Keating authenticated the signature, which is nm-m. This cap and autograph display magnificently!
Current Bid $110
Lot 311. Mickey Mantle Autographed New York Yankees Cap. Mantle’s signature is approximately six inches wide, from one edge of the bill of the cap to the other. The New Era Authentic Diamond Collection Major League Pro Model size 6 5/8 cap is mint and unused, with the tags still attached. Mantle passed away in 1995. Kevin Keating authenticated the nm-m 8 autograph.
Current Bid $121
Lot 312. Joe DiMaggio Signed Photo Taken as He Set the A.L. Consecutive-Game Hitting Record. Playing at Washington on June 29, 1941, DiMaggio collected a hit in his 42nd consecutive game to break the American League record of 41 established by George Sisler in 1922. DiMaggio’s streak continued for 15 more games. His record of hits in 56 straight games remains unequaled. Pete Rose reached 44 in 1978. In the 19th century, Willie Keeler had hits in 45 consecutive games, and Bill Dahlen in 42. Measuring 14” x 20”, this black & white print, No. 5 of only 42 issued, is double-matted and framed to 20” x 24”. It is mint. Kevin Keating authenticated the autograph, which is bold and gem mint 10. A plate below the photo credits DiMaggio with breaking Sisler’s “Modern Day” record, with the date given as June 30. Tremendous DiMaggio photo with an unimprovable autograph!
Current Bid $163
Lot 314. Joe DiMaggio Autograph on the Sweet Spot of an OAL Bobby Brown Baseball. Nm 9 to gem mint 10 autograph on the sweet spot of a mint to gem mint baseball. Authenticated by Kevin Keating and JSA Authentication, and housed in a customized baseball glove display. The JSA Auction Letter of Authenticity may be exchanged for a full LoA at a discount.
Current Bid $148
Lot 315. Mickey Mantle Autographed OAL Bobby Brown Baseball. The signature on the sweet spot and the ball are magnificent, conservatively nm 9 to gem mint 10. Authenticated by Kevin Keating and JSA Authentication. The JSA Auction Letter of Authenticity may be exchanged for a full LoA at a discount.
Current Bid $240
Lot 316. Mickey Mantle Autographed Golf Ball. Mantle signed a Uniroyal ball that promotes Carrier air conditioning and added “No. 7” beneath his signature. Bold, nm 7 to nm-m 8 autograph authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Current Bid $113
Lot 317. Reggie Jackson Autographed New York Yankees Cap. Very large nm-m 8 signature on the bill of the mint New Era Authentic Diamond Collection Major League Pro Model size 7 1/8 cap. Kevin Keating authenticated the autograph. A member of the 500 Home Run Club, Jackson was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1993, the first year he was eligible.
Current Bid $55
Lot 318. 22 New York Yankees Autographs – Berra, Ford, Slaughter, Crosetti, Bauer, Skowron, Etc. Some names are repeated in this collection, but on different media. Eight photos are on 8” x 10 photos, color unless otherwise noted: Yogi Berra (b&w magazine photo, 7.25” x 9.25”), Whitey Ford (b&w, shown with Yogi Berra), Robin Roberts (died 2010), Enos Slaughter (d. 2002), Hank Bauer (d. 2007), Jim Coates, Bobby Richardson and Moose Skowron (d. 2012). Shown in a Yankees uniform, Roberts never played in a regular-season game. The Yankees signed him in Oct. 1961 and released him in May 1962. After his release, Roberts won 67 more major league games, including 47 from 1962-65. In addition, Frank Crosetti (d. 2002) autographed a 3.5” x 5.75” b&w photo. These autographs are mint 9 or gem mint 10. Ten signatures are on index cards, all unlined but one: Clete Boyer (d. 2007), Hal Brown, Tom Carroll, “Joe” Dugan (d. 1982; lined card), Ralph Houk (d. 2010), Roger Peckinpaugh (d. 1977), Geo W Pipgras (d. 1986), Bobby Richardson, Moose Skowron and Ralph Terry. Most are mint 9 or gem mint 10, and nothing is less than nm 7. The remaining three signatures are nm 7 or better on cards: Bill Skowron, on a postcard; Moose Skowron on a 1964 Challenge the Yankees Game card, and Wade Taylor on a 1991 OPC Premier card. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs.
Current Bid $100