Lot 222. 1947 “New York Journal American” New York Yankees Supplement or Premium. This 12.25” x 17.25” team photo includes Joe Page, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Allie Reynolds, Tom Henrich, Phil Rizzuto and other players that helped the team win another world championship. The sepia offset photo has a 0.5” tear from the left edge, corner and edge creases, and multiple vertical creases, two of them heavy to DiMaggios’ left. P-f.
Minimum Bid $20
Lot 248. 1962 Auravision Records Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. For both records, the center hole is unpunched. Each record has a color photo on the front and, on the back, a b&w photo, biographical information and career statistics, including their 1961 record-setting 115 home runs by a pair of teammates. The Mantle record is vg+ to ex with very light creases in three corners, which are sharp. The Maris record is vg+ with wear and small, light creases in the corners.
Winning Bid $61
Lot 300. Thurman Munson Signature on a Yearbook Photo. The autograph is very light but readable, vg-ex 4, across his image taken from a yearbook and neatly mounted. The signed item is approximately 2.25” x 3.25”. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $168
Lot 301. Mickey Owen and Tom Henrich Autographed OAL Bobby Brown Baseball. In Game 4 of the 1941 World Series, Owen and Henrich were the central figures in one of the greater misadventures in baseball history. In the top of the ninth inning at Ebbets Field, the New York Yankees trailed the Brooklyn Dodgers in the game, 4-3, but led in the series, 2-1. With Hugh Casey pitching and Owen catching for the Dodgers, Henrich was at bat with two out and a full count. On a pitch that broke sharply, Henrich swung and missed. Larry Goetz, the home-plate umpire, signaled a strikeout. Unfortunately for Owen and the Dodgers, the pitch hit the heel of Owen's glove and careened away from the usually sure-handed catcher. Henrich alertly ran to first base as Owen chased the ball. Next Joe DiMaggio singled to left, and then Charlie Keller hit a ball to the right-field screen, scoring Henrich and DiMaggio and giving the New York a 5-4 lead. The Yankees went on to win the game, 7-4, and then captured the World Series the next day. Owen and Henrich both signed the sweet spot of the OAL ball. Their signatures are mint 9 to gem mint 10. Owen died in 2005, and Henrich, 2009. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 496. Joe DiMaggio Signed Sept. 1949 “Sport” Cover and a 1963 Issue with Mantle on the Cover. DiMaggio’s autograph is outstanding - mint 9 on the magazine cover, which has edge chips and is heavily stained. He dated his signature “3/25/90.” It is accompanied by a complete Oct. 1963 issue, which has Mickey Mantle as its cover subject. A six-page article on Mantle is inside. The issue is ex with minor paper loss at the top and bottom of the spine and a 1” spine split. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 497. Baseball Magazine Premiums Signed by 4 Yankees: Chandler, Chapman, Henrich, Lindell. Kevin Keating authenticated these autographs, which are mint 9. “Spud” Chandler (died 1990) was already 29 when he made his major league debut. He lost most of two seasons to service in World War II. In 11 (nine full) major league seasons, he won 109 games, lost 43 and posted a 2.84 ERA. He won 20 games twice, and in 1943, he was the American League MVP. His winning percentage of .717 puts him atop the list of players who pitched at least 1,000 innings. Ben Chapman (d. 1993) was a key contributor to the Yankees’ 1932 World Championship. He was a career .302 hitter. Dubbed “Old Reliable” by Mel Allen, Tom Henrich (d. 2009) was part of five world championship teams with the Yankees, and he was a five-time All-Star. An outfielder, Johnny Lindell (d. 1985) played on three World Series winners in 10 seasons with the Yankees.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 498. 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 New.” 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 $30
Lot 499. Babe Ruth Vintage Baseball Bat Pocket Knife and 3 Other Bat Knives. “‘Babe’” Ruth” is engraved on one side of the celluloid used in this multicolored 2.5” knife. The name is clear, but any color that made the name stand out has faded. The knife has a single blade and is ex. The other bat knives are also 5” long. Two double-blade knives are black. One has “Home Run” on a side; letters on the other can’t be read. The tip of the long blade in the first knife is worn, and the long blade in the second is broken. The fourth knife has a beige or light brown handle with indentations in the celluloid; stampings can no longer be read.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 500. Babe Ruth 1947 “Baseball Magazine” Player Poster. This portrait of baseball’s greatest player has been trimmed to 9” x 11”. The borders are very slightly irregular, and there are two punch holes in the left border. The poster is free of creases. Ruth was diagnosed with cancer in late 1946. Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler made April 27, 1947, Babe Ruth Day in the major leagues.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 501. “Baseball Magazine” Poster of the New York Yankees – 1947 A.L. Pennant Winners. The magazine issued the 9.5” x 12” poster in 1947. The Yankees went on to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series. Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto and Yogi Berra are among the players in the photo. The blank back shows four spots of glue residue; the front is vg+ to ex based on several small, light border creases.
Winning Bid $10