Lot 201. 5 Cereal Boxes – 3 Different – Honoring the Pittsburgh Penguins. Two Wheaties 18 oz. boxes have Penguins players celebrating as 1991 Stanley Cup Champions on the front. The team is pictured on the back below a tribute by Tom McMillan. Both boxes are ex-m; one has a 0.5” crease on the front. Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr are saluted as “Two Great Hockey Champions” on the fronts of two 1992 18 oz. boxes. They are pictured again on the back with a brief description from “The Sporting News.” Ex-m to nm. Tony the Tiger recognizes the 1992 Penguins as Stanley Cup Champions on the front of a 25 oz. Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes box. The “limited edition package” has the team’s photo and a summary of the season on the back. Nm. All three boxes are full. If requested, we will remove the cereal before shipping.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 202. Pittsburgh Pirates 1910 Complimentary Ticket Booklet. The 2” x 4” leather booklet has “Pittsburgh Base Ball Club 1910” engraved on the cover. Inside, tickets remain for games 75 and 76. The inside of the front cover identifies the booklet’s owner and has a facsimile autograph of Barney Dreyfuss, the Pirates’ Hall of Fame owner. Vg+ booklet and vg+ to ex ticket pair with stains in the upper corner of one.
Winning Bid $152
Lot 203. 1912 Pittsburgh Pirates Ticket Stub. Clean vg-ex stub for a Grand Stand seat. The facsimile signature of Pirates' Hall of Fame owner Barney Dreyfuss is on the stub, as well as “1912 National League.” The 1912 Pirates finished second to New York in the National League pennant race.
Winning Bid $152
Lot 204. Circa 1910 Photo of Forbes Field and Nearby Schenley Park and 1927 and 1947 Photos. Motorized and horse-drawn vehicles populate this 8” x 10” black & white glossy reproduction photo, which is nm, matted and framed to 13” x 20” and ready for display. The photo is from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Library. Two offset press photos, each 7.5” x 12” on large paper, are from the archives of the “Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.” One shows fans lined up to attend a 1927 World Series game with the New York Yankees. The “Pirates’ Dugout” is the subject of a May 1947 photo that has the Pirates playing the New York Giants. Ex-m.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 205. Architectural Drawings of Forbes Field. These two sheets of limited edition drawings, each 27” x 39” and numbered 435 of 500, reproduce original 1909 drawings. One sheet provides three cross sections, one from behind home plate, one of the right field grandstand and one of the left field grandstand. The other has right field, Louisa Street and Bouquet Street elevations. Rolled, vg-ex and great for display!
Winning Bid $83
Lot 206. 1925 Vintage 7.75” x 19.75” Sepia Photo of Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Lee Meadows. From 1915-29, Meadows was a major league pitcher, first with the Cardinals, then with the Phillies and finally, with the Pirates. His best seasons were 1925-27 with Pittsburgh when he won 58 games, lost 29 and helped his team to win two National League pennants. He was the first modern major leaguer to wear glasses while playing. The photo has a crease at Meadows’ right hip, another at his right knee and creases, a tear and scuffs toward the bottom. The contrast is strong and the focus, sharp.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 207. 1930 Pamphlet – “How to Play the Outfield and How to Steal Bases” by Max Carey. Published as a promotional piece by the Draper-Maynard Co., the pamphlet is a 5.5” x 14” sheet folded three times to create four 3.5” x 5.5” panels. Carey was one of the best defensive outfielders and base stealers in baseball history. In 1922, he was successful in 51 of 53 attempts to steal. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1961. The pamphlet, illustrated with five photos, is ex.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 208. Rare 1937 Pittsburg(h) Pirates Visor and a 1954 Visor. Both visors are made of heavy, relatively thick paper stock. Printed in orange on white on one side only, the 1937 visor is 7.75” across, dated 1937 and has crossed bats and a ball on each side of “Pittsburg (without the “h”) Pirates.” Unused and ex with a couple of minor creases and tiny edge chips. The more familiar visor, from Tip-Top Bread, is printed in red, blue and green on white on both sides. The top says “Pittsburgh” and “Pirates” at the sides of a baseball and loaf of bread. The underside promotes Tip-Top Cakes. It is 9” across, technically g and looks much better.
Winning Bid $61
Lot 209. Photographic Business Card of Pittsburgh Pirates Broadcaster Rosey Rowswell. The Pirates first play-by-play announcer, Rowswell broadcast Pittsburgh games from 1936 until his death in 1955. He is known also for “Should You Go First,” an emotional poem to his wife used in the Hank Williams song “Beyond the Sunset.” The 1.75” x 2.75” card has a glossy b&w photo of Rowswell on one side. His full name – Albert Kennedy Rowswell – and his business address are on the other. Vg+. We have never seen another.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 211. Ralph Kiner Collection – Schedule, Rare Pittsburgh Magazine, Glass and an Ad. The inaugural issue of “The Pittsburgh Spectator,” from Aug. 1952, contains a feature three-page article on the Pirates’ slugger. Written by Pittsburgh play-by-play announcer Bob Prince, the article is titled “Kiner: It Takes a Big Belly.” That sounds like something Prince would come up with. Three photos of Kiner, one with Bobby Del Greco and Tony Bartirome, illustrate the article, along with other photos of Branch Rickey and Prince. A separate page salutes Pirates manager Bill Meyer. The 10” x 13” magazine is vg. Pittsburgh old-timers may also appreciate articles on Rege Cordic, Judge Michael Musmanno and Eleanor Schano as a 21-year-old model, and a Marty Wolfson illustration of Richard K. Mellon. Kiner is on the cover of a 1951 Pirates schedule. The cover of the 4” x 7.5” schedule is ex, while the middle panel has tape and a tear. Kiner is also featured in 9.75” x 14” black & white newspaper ad for Town Talk Bread, ex, and on a 5” tumbler that has his image and facsimile signature in red against a representation of Forbes Field in white. Kiner passed away in February.
Winning Bid $30
Lot 212. Roberto Clemente Store Model Glove, Mini Bat – and Cereal Box. The Sears 1643 adult-sized glove is vg with the cloth label gone and writing in its place. “Clemente” is clearly readable; “Bob” is present but more difficult to discern. The 16” Hillerich & Bradsby Louisville Slugger bat retains clear markings, including Clemente’s facsimile autograph. It also shows numerous indentations. Clemente’s portrait is on the front of an empty 18 oz. Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box. The back and side panel contain information of Clemente’s career. Nm.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 213. 1960s Pittsburgh Pirates Boy Coin Bank and 4 Pirates Bobbing Heads. The 6.5” tall bank, in green, red, white, yellow and black, is ex. Three Pirates ball park giveaways are among the bobbing heads – Dave Parker (Global, 2008), Manny Sanguillen (BD&A, 2003) and Sanguillen with Steve Blass (BD&A, 2005). Also, a 2002 Pirates boy bobbing head with a gold base and a face similar to some in the 1961-71 issues. Nm to nm-m.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 214. Bill Mazeroski Boldly Signed Baseball Plus Cards and a Coin. Mazeroski’s autograph is unimprovable, a gem mint 10, on the sweet sport of a Pirates baseball by Rawlings. He wrote “HOF 01” below his signature, which Kevin Keating authenticated. The autograph comes with a 1971 team-issued card of Maz, vg-ex; 1979 CMC Talking Baseball card #1, Maz’s 1960 World Series winning home run, nm-m in the original pack; and a 1987 McDonald’s coin commemorating the Pirates’ 100th anniversary. An image of Mazeroski on the front has “1960 World Series Hero” below and “Pirates Centennial Season” inside the rim at the top. The back has the McDonald’s logo, promotes Classic Coke and says “Great Moments in Pirate History.” Ex-m.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 215. Pittsburgh Pirates 1979 Championship Season First Day Covers and Programs. Among the programs is one for the World Series, in which Pittsburgh triumphed in seven games. The scorecards are scored for the sixth game, which Pittsburgh one. The folio with the Pirates’ scorecard is loose. Vg-ex program. Another program, with Chuck Tanner on the cover, is for the N.L. Championship Series with Cincinnati. Nm. And an nm-m regular-season program for a game with Atlanta has the Pirates' team photo on the cover. A set of eight first day covers commemorates the series. No. 10 envelopes have a Memorial Stadium postmark for Oct. 9 and 17. The first game of the series was supposed to be played Oct. 9, but was rained out. Game 7 was played Oct. 18. Both envelopes show the Pirates' mascot. A sticker with the mascot appears to have been added to the first, and a “Pittsburgh Pirates 1979 World Series” sticker to the second. Nm-m. No. 6 envelopes are used for the other FDCs. Each has a postmark from the ball park where the game was played. All show some soiling at the top and otherwise are ex-m. Also included is an 8.5” x 11” offset press photo of the 1960 Pirates as “National League Champions,” vg+ to ex.
Winning Bid $50