Lot 120. Ron Stark 20” x 24” Giclée Print of Lou Gehrig on Canvas. Stark is widely recognized for his life-like portraits of vintage baseball figures. This portrait is part of his reputation. It presents Gehrig silhouetted against a dark background. The logo for the 1939 New York World’s Fair occupies his left sleeve. The print on canvas has the appearance of an original. Framed to approximately 23.5” x 27.5” and mint.
Winning Bid $148
Lot 121. 1948 Memorial Poster with the New York Yankees Paying Tribute to Babe Ruth. The 14” x 16.5” “Sport Photo News” red, black and white poster from August 1948 shows Yankees players in their dugout with heads bowed in silent tribute to Ruth, who passed away Aug. 16. An inset photo has Ruth with manager Miller Huggins. The poster was folded twice for mailing; otherwise, it is ex-m and matted and framed to 18” x 22”. The frame shows some scratches and indentations.
Winning Bid $125
Lot 122. NY Yankees 1950 World Series Celebration Photo Signed by Berra and 6 Teammates. Both PSA/DNA and Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs of Yogi Berra, Ralph Houk, Gene Woodling, Ed Lopat, Bill Johnson, Cliff Mapes and Joe Ostrowski. The PSA/DNA Letter of Authenticity erroneously lists Tom Henrich as a signer. The Yankees swept Philadelphia’s “Whiz Kids” for the second of five consecutive world championships. The 8” x 10” b&w photo, which includes Casey Stengel, Joe DiMaggio, Johnny Mize and other players, is matted and framed with an 8” x 10” team photo to 17.75” x 22”. The autographs are nm-m 8 to gem mint 10.
Winning Bid $75
Lot 123. OAL Budig Baseball Signed by 3 Perfect Yankees – Larsen, Wells and Cone. Perfect game pitcher Don Larsen autographed the sweet spot of an OAL Budig baseball; David Wells, the west panel, and David Cone, the east panel. Each Yankee added the date of his perfect performance. Larsen was perfect for the first time in the World Series as he faced the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 on Oct. 8, 1956. Wells pitched a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins on May 17, 1998, and Cone, against the Montreal Expos on July 18, 1999. Cone needed only 88 pitches. All three games were at Yankee Stadium. The Larsen and Wells autographs are nm-m 8 to mint 9. The Cone signature is equally strong with what appears to be a faded version of his signature beneath what otherwise is a mint 9 autograph. Kevin Keating authenticated the signatures.
Winning Bid $113
Lot 124. Mickey Mantle Autographed Batting Stance 8” x 10” Photo. Mantle’s signature is nm-m 8 and has been authenticated by Kevin Keating. The photo is on a 12” x 15” plaque that also contains a collector card with three images of Mantle and an engraved panel noting that “The Mick” was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1974.
Winning Bid $134
Lot 125. Mickey Mantle Autographed …….. Turf? Here is a Mantle signature perfect for displaying with – something! It’s mint 9 on a 2.75” x 8.25” section from a b&w photo that show grass. It extends for 5.5” and reaches a height of 0.75”. It will display very nicely with a large photo of Mantle. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $128
Lot 126. 4 First Day Covers Signed by Yankees – Berra, Ford, Keller and Richardson. The autograph of Yogi Berra is on a Z silk cachet from Historic Limited Editions postmarked Dec. 16, 1983 to mark his appointment as Yankees manager. Charlie Keller and Bob Richardson signed Z cachets for, respectively, 1985 and 1984 Queens sports memorabilia shows. Whitey Ford autographed an FDC for a 1983 show. The autographs are mint 9 to gem mint 10. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $66
Lot 127. 1987 New York Yankees Team-Signed Baseball with 33 Autographs. Lou Piniella’s autograph is on the sweet spot of this nm-m off-white OAL Bobby Brown baseball. Other signers include Dave Winfield, Bill Gullickson, Roberto Kelly, Bill Fulton, Jerry Royster, Mike Easler, Mike Ferraro, Rick Rhoden, Claudell Washington, Phil Lombardi, Dave Righetti, Don Mattingly, Charlie Hudson, Pat Clements, Orestes Destrade, Willie Randloph, Ron Guidry, Dan Pasqua, Henry Cotto, Joel Skinner, Stan Williams, Tommy John, Al Leiter, Wayne Tolleson, Mike Pagliaruo and several others. Almost all of the autographs are nm-m 8 or better. They have been authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $138
Lot 144. Joe DiMaggio Signed Photo Showing Him Collecting Hit No. 6 in His 56-Game Streak. DiMaggio’s remarkable, unequaled hitting streak extended from May 15 through July 16, 1941. On May 20, he rapped a single off the St. Louis Browns’ Eldon Auker to make the streak six games. Pete Rose reached 44 in 1978. In the 19th century, Willie Keeler had hits in 45 consecutive games, and Bill Dahlen in 42. Measuring 17” x 23”, this black & white print, No. 6 of only 56 issued, is double-matted and framed to 22” x 26.25”. It is mint. Kevin Keating authenticated the autograph, which is bold and gem mint 10. A plate below the photo provides the date of the hit. The autograph is a gem mint 10 beauty.
Winning Bid $198
Lot 146. Joe DiMaggio Autographed 1990 Gartlan USA 9” Figurine. Mint porcelain-cast figurine in the original packaging with a nm 7 to nm-m 8 signature authenticated by Kevin Keating and accompanied by a Gartlan Certificate of Authenticity. The figure is No. 208 of 325 produced. DiMaggio passed away in 1999. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1955, and ESPN had him at No. 22 on its list of top 20th century athletes.
Winning Bid $354
Lot 152. Derek Jeter Sweet Spot-Signed OML Selig Baseball. From the estate of former Braves’ star Johnny Logan, this ball comes with a Letter of Authenticity from the Logan family. Kevin Keating has authenticated for CCA. Part of the signature on the left is slightly smudged. It remains strong and is a solid example from Jeter. The ball is nm-m.
Winning Bid $141
Lot 159. Mickey Mantle – 1956 Triple Crown Winner – Autographed 16” x 20” B&W Photo. In 1956, Mantle led the American League in home runs with 52, in RBI with 130 and in batting with a .353 average. The photo shows him with manager Casey Stengel. Mantle wears a crown and holds three bats that memorialize his accomplishment. The photo shows a few “scratches” as printed. It is matted and framed to 21.5” x 25.5”. Mantle’s autograph, authenticated by Kevin Keating and JSA Authentication, is mint 9. The JSA Auction Letter of Authenticity may be exchanged for a full LoA at a discounted fee.
Winning Bid $354
Lot 160. Mickey Mantle Signed “Collectors Club” Letter and Membership Materials. In 1984, Mantle and others established the “Mickey Mantle Collectors Club” to capture a share of the market for Mantle collectibles. The membership fee apparently was $15. New members received a printed letter actually signed by Mantle. The letter offered here, on Mickey Mantle 8.5” x 11” stationery, closes with a bold gem mint 10 Mantle signature. The letter was folded three times for mailing and otherwise is ex-m. It is accompanied by membership card #283, a page listing Mantle items wanted or to be sold, and a price sheet. Club members could purchase a baseball signed by Mantle for $25, including a holder, a bat for $125, and a ball signed by Mantle and Roger Maris for $40. Where’s the Time Machine?!! Kevin Keating authenticated the autograph. Few of these letters have surfaced.
Winning Bid $180