Lot 6. 1897 Princeton Trophy Ball for an 11-0 Win Against the University of Vermont. After winning on their home field, the victors painted this figure-eight ball green and added the final score in white. The ball displays as ex with a couple of chips away from the score and some surface wear. The 1897 Tigers won the Big Three Championship (over Harvard and Yale) with a 25-5 record. Nineteenth century trophy balls are scarce, and this one displays very nicely.
Winning Bid $242.
Lot 7. 2 Vintage Photos of a 1920s Bacharach Giants Negro Leagues Player – Said to by Jimmy Shields. The Atlantic City Bacharach Giants played as an independent team and in various Negro Leagues from 1923-34. Two 2 ½” x 3 ½” sepia photos capture a player in uniform. “Bacharach Giants” is clearly visible on the front of his uniform in one photo. The player appears in a pitching pose in the second photo. He signed one photo, and the autograph appears to read “James Shields.” In 1928 and 1929, Shields pitched for the team. Both photos have scrapbook residue on the back, as well as a “Novox Print” stamp by a Washington, D.C., studio. The signed photo has a clipped lower right corner. We cannot guarantee that the player is Shields. Bacharach Giants’ photos are very scarce.
Winning Bid $55.
Lot 173. Ted Williams Unusual and Attractive Display. Framed to 26” x 17”, this display consists of an 8” x 10” photo of Williams surrounded by an ornate frame on a cloth background reminiscent of a jersey. Boldly and neatly stitched in red on the cloth are Williams’ facsimile autograph and his No. 9 uniform number. Impressive item!
Winning Bid $45.
Lot 175. Circa 1920 Tin Can Featuring Baseball Figures and Symbols. Once a container for Ball Brand sliced peaches, this can has a paper label that shows a baseball and has outlines in gold of a pitcher, catcher, batter and fielder. Otherwise, the label from the F. M. Ball & Company of San Francisco is red, white, blue and gold. It displays nicely with some edge chips and a stain away from most of the figures. The can, which is 4 ¾” tall and 4” in diameter, is lidless and has a dent at the top on the side away from the image of the baseball.
Winning Bid $40.
Lot 178. Cal Ripken, Jr. Collection of Publications Plus 2 Tickets for His 3,000th-Hit Game. Ripken’s record-breaking 2,131st game is covered on the front page of the Sept. 7, 1995 issue of “The Sun” of Baltimore; full newspaper, nm. The newspaper also produced a special “Stadium Extra” the day before with the headline “2131: Cal stands alone.” This page is reproduced on a limited edition metal plate, about 13 ¼” x 23”, #220 of 2131, and ex-m. The paper also produced the 1995, 96 page softcover “Cal Touches Home,” nm-m. The Orioles also provide coverage of Ripken’s consecutive-game streak in a video (VHS) titled “2131: Cal’s Moment in Time,” unused and mint, and “Cal Ripken Jr Official Commemorative,” a 104-page extensively illustrated softcover book by Stephanie Parrillo, nm. Ripken’s consecutive-game streak ended at 2,632, an event given front-page coverage in the Sept. 23-29, 1998 “Baseball Weekly,” vg+ to ex. Another key event, Ripken’s 3,000th hit, is commemorated in this collection with two tickets from the April 15, 2000 game at Minnesota and two Certificates of Authenticity designed to hold the tickets. Nm. These are actual game tickets, not commemoratives. Ripken’s career is summarized again in a July 20, 2007 “Special Cooperstown Edition” of “Baltimore Magazine,” ex. In addition, the collection includes a Hall of Fame induction gold baseball with Ripken’s and Tony Gwynn’s name and the Spring 2007 edition of “Beckett Elite” with Ripken on the cover.
Minimum Bid $50.
Lot 179. Baseball Stamps and First Day Covers. Unused in sheet form, the stamps are 2005 Baseball Sluggers 39-cent stamps (20) from the U.S. Postal Service and circa 2007 U.S. postage 41-cent Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn stamps (9 each) from Premier Postage. The Ripken (nm-m) and Gwynn (corner crease not affect the stamps) stamps are part of an 8 ½” x 11” sheet that has images of them and career highlights. Nm-m. Two of the first day covers are Induction Day cachets from the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1996 and 2006. Jim Bunning, William Foster, Edward Hanlon and Earl Weaver were inducted in 1996. Among members of the 2006 class were Bruce Sutter and 17 Negro Leaguers, including Louis Santop, Cumberland Posey, Frank Grant and Effa Manley. Mint. Four other FDCs feature Pie Traynor and his 33-cent stamp, Legends of Baseball with a 33-cent Tris Speaker stamp, Yankee Stadium with a “silk” cachet and 1998 HoF Induction Day Z cachet with Lee MacPhail Jr. Nm-m. We’ll start the bidding at the face value of the unused stamps.
Winning Bid $25.
Lot 180. 44 Unused Rawlings Baseballs – World Series, All-Star, Gold Glove, Etc. The All-Star balls are for 1978 and 1979 (Kuhn). The 1978 ball is slightly toned, and the 1979, slightly more so. There are three Selig balls, one for the 2006 World Series and two standard OML balls. Also: two OAL Budig, four Rawlings Official Gold Glove balls, and one is a Professional Signature Series model. These baseballs are unused and nm-m in their original opened boxes. The 32 others are Rawlings team logo “Replica Baseballs,” one box for the N.L, and the other for the A.L. Mint in the original boxes. These baseballs will make fabulous hosts for player signatures. Or use them for your Little League team!
Winning Bid $75.
Lot 181. Mickey Mantle Restaurant Menu. The four-panel menu, 10 ½” x 16” unopened, has an outstanding image of Mantle on the front cover. Inside and on the back cover are photos of Mantle with his family, Maris (2), Martin and DiMaggio, as well as Stengel, Rizzuto and DiMaggio, and Ruth. Vg-ex.
Winning Bid $45.
Lot 184. Lou Gehrig 1994 Watch from Waltham. Unused watch mint and unused in the original wood box. It has a b&w photo image of Gehrig on the face with a facsimile autograph and another facsimile signature on the leather band. The watch apparently needs a battery to work.
Winning Bid $68.
Lot 185. 16 New York Yankees Collectibles – Primarily Die-Cast Cars and Trucks. One of key items in this collection is a 2003 NASCAR New York Yankees car, No. 44 driven by Christian Fittipaldi. The 1:24 scale model car from Action Performance Companies marks the Yankees’ 100th anniversary. The 2003 Dodge is mint in the original packaging. Four other items commemorate the Yankees’ 100th anniversary, a 4”-5” cloth patch, mint and unopened, two 1” pins from “Old Timers’ Day,” July 19, 2003, nm-m on the original card, and a 1 /4” pin, mint. The other die-cast vehicles are from: White Rose, 1998 World Series Champions Kenworth 18-wheeler, 1999 World Series Champions Ford Aeromax low-bed trailer, 2000 World Series Champions 3-Peat tractor-trailer, 2000 World Series Subway Series – Yankees vs. Mets, Ford Aeromax tractor-trailer, and a 2001 Yankees PT Cruiser. Matchbox, 1996 World Series Champions Kenworth low-bed trailer. Fleer, 2003 Hummer H2. These vehicles average nm-m without the original boxes. Also: A # 1 NY FAN license plate, unused and mint, a plastic cup from 2000, a Roger Clemens 2002 figurine from TMP International, nm, and a 4” cloth patch marking Clemens 300th win in 2003. Mint in an unopened package. The Fittipaldi car is worth our
Winning Bid $50.
Lot 193. Florida Marlins Memorabilia – Autographs, Cards, Pins, First-Year Programs, Yearbook, Etc. This collection contains more than 200 individual items. Among them is a 14” x 11” autographed photo showing Charlie Hough hurling the first pitch in the Marlins inaugural game on April 5, 1993 against the LA Dodgers. Hough’s signature is a large gem mint 10. PUBLICATIONS (22): 1993 Inaugural Game program, nm-m. Unopened complete commemorative set of seven different 1993 “Marlins Magazines,” mint. 1993 Marlins yearbook, nm-m+. “Marlins Magazine” #2 vs. San Diego nm-m and #4 vs. St. Louis nm-m+. “Marlins Mania,” 126-page recap of the inaugural season by the Sun-Sentinel staff, nm-m+. 1994 Opening Day program vs. Houston and 1997 vs. Chicago, both nm-m+. 1997 program vs. Baltimore, Cal Ripken cover, nm. Spring training programs for 2003 (2), 2004, 2006 and 2007, nm. And calendars for 1993-94 and 1994-95, nm. April 6, 1993 “Miami Herald” with coverage of the Marlins’ first game, ex-m. Oct. 25, 1997 “Sun-Sentinel” previewing World Series Game 6., ex-m. Two copies of the Oct. 27, 1997 “Sun-Sentinel” celebrating the “Marvelous World Champs!” Ex-m to nm. Oct. 29-Nov. 4 “Baseball Weekly” covering the World Series, vg. Three issues of “TV Guide” with Marlins covers, Moises Alou, Sept. 27, 1997; Kevin Brown, Oct. 25, 1997, and Josh Beckett, April 3, 2004, ex-m. TICKETS & STUBS (34): Two 1993 inaugural year season ticket holders (empty), vg+. Two 1994 season ticket folders, each with 26 unused tickets, ex. Opening Day tickets for 1994, nm, ink mark on back, and 1997, vg-ex, ink marks on back. Ticket for Oct. 23, 2003 World Series game, nm in a plastic holder with the World Series logo. PINS (4): Stadium give-aways, 1993 “Inaugural Season” on a Bumble Bee “The Start of Something Great” card, Sunshine Network, Winn Dixie (Joe Robbie Stadium), mint pins, ex cards. Also, and World Series pin showing Yankees and Marlins caps, nm-m. MEDALLION: 1991 Marlins Franchise, #2,990 of 10,000, one troy ounce, 0.999 fine silver, in original plastic holder, some tarnishing. AUTOGRAPHS (20+): Josh Beckett and A. J. Burnett on Fleer 2000 FreshINK cards. Manny Sanguillen and Boog Powell on Marlins logo cards and Matt Petersen and Toddy Pridy on Marlins 5” x 7” photo cards. Several issues, mostly 2006 Topps, signed by Adrian Gonzalez, Jacobs, Lee, Nolasco, Scott Olsen, Olivo, Treanor, Uggla, Willingham and Willis. Manny Sanguillen and Boog Powell on a 1993 Expansion Draft scorecard. Autographs are generally 9s and 10s authenticated by Kevin Keating. CARDS (109): Mostly Topps, 1993T (30), 2001T Archives Dawson, 2002T (8), 2003T (12), 2006T (8) and 2001 Fleer Tradition (6). Nm+ overall. Also, an unopened 1993 Stadium Club team set of 30 cards. POSTERS (5). Gary Sheffield, 1994 Starline, 22 ½” x 34 ½”, ex; Marlins inaugural team, 36” x 24”, sponsored by Bumble Bee, Publix and Cookie Crisp, shows inaugural game and has player vignettes, vg+; 2004 Marlins All-Stars, facsimile signatures, 18” x 22”, ex-m; 2007 Marlins schedule (2), 24” x 18”, ex+. All rolled. LICENSE PLATE: World Champions plate with the Marlins logo and the 2003 World Series logo, nm. ALSO: A Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal box with Tony the Tiger in a Marlins uniform on the front and the team’s schedule on the back, a White Rose 1997 Marlins World Series Champions tractor-trailer and two 1993 Rookie Season large hard-plastic drinking cups. Autographs authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $75.