Lot 30. 21 Different 1953 Bowman Color Cards Including Ford. Mixed condition group with the most desirable cards being #105 Joost (oversized left-to-right; otherwise) vg-ex and #153 Ford f. The other cards are #6 Ginsberg g-vg, 17 Staley g, 20 Lenhardt g-vg, 24 Jensen f-g, 30 Cavarretta p, 35 McDermott g-vg, 39 Richards p-f, 42 Brown p-f, 48 Sauer f, 49 Stanky f-g, 50 Kretlow f-g, 52 Marion g, 53 Rice g-vg, 54 Carrasquel p, 69 Grimm p-f, 76 Hearn f, 83 Daniels f-g, 103 Ennis f and 110 Rush f-g.
Minimum Bid $50.
Lot 54. 98 Different 1964 Topps - Mantle, 11 High Numbers. Key cards are #1 N.L. ERA Leaders vg-ex, 6 vg, 10 p-f, 11 vg, 13 Wilhelm p-f, 41 Friendly Foes g-vg, 50 Mantle g+ to vg, 68 Davis g+, 230 B. Robinson f, 232 Lopez vg, 243 Allen rookie vg-ex, 265 Bunning f, 306 Giant Gunners (Mays, McCovey) p-f, 331 A.L. Bombers p, 433 Yankees team p-f, 524, 528, 531, 532, 536, 552, 556, 564, 569, 572 and 576. The high numbers grade: Vg-ex: 3 cards. Vg: 5. G: 2. F: 1. Thirty-one cards are numbered 1-100; 16, 101-200; 28, 201-300; six, 301-370; six, 371-522, and 11 above 522. Here are the grades of the cards not otherwise graded: Vg-ex: 31 cards. Vg: 19. G-vg: 8. G: 7. F-g: 4. P-f: 2. P: 1.
Winning Bid $92.
Lot 101. 1949 and 1950 “Babe Ruth Sports Comics,” Bill Stern’s and 2 Others. Harvey Enterprises produced multi-sport comics in Ruth’s name in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Vol. 1 No. 5 from Dec. 1949 has articles on football All-America Bob Chappuis, African-American star athlete Levi Jackson of Yale, boxer Marcel Cerdan and the Brooklyn Dodgers. It also includes Chapter 5 of “The Life of Babe Ruth.” Vg. Vol. 1 No. 8 from Aug. 1950 features Yogi Berra and has a section on the top athletes of 1900-51, including Ruth, Jim Thorpe, Jack Dempsey and Bobby Jones. G. The other comics are: “Bill Stern’s Sports Book,” Winter 1952, vg. Maurice Richard, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, George Mikan and the Harlem Globetrotters are featured Vg. “Baseball Thrills,” No. 3, Summer 1952, with Joe DiMaggio and Bob Feller. F-g. And “Cotton Woods: All-American Athlete,” Dell No. 837, 1957, vg.
Winning Bid $40.
Lot 105. Publications Assortment Featuring Ruth, DiMaggio, Mantle, Williams and Others. Unusual group that includes a scorecard partially scored in pencil for Game 7 of the 1955 World Series. With Johnny Podres pitching a complete-game 2-0 shutout, the Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Yankees to capture their only World Championship. The scorecard is rough, four pages folded horizontally, with tears along the fold and the bottom 1” of pages 3 and 4 cut away. Still an interesting piece of New York area history. 2. Joe DiMaggio on the cover of the July 13, 1936 issue of “Time,” cover only, nm, framed. 3. DiMaggio on the cover of the April 1951 “Baseball Digest,” complete issue, vg+ to ex. 4. Babe Ruth on the cover of the Sept. 1952 “Baseball Magazine,” full issue, vg. 5. Ted Williams, June 1956 “Original Baseball Magazine,” full issue, news stand notation, vg-ex. 6. “Mickey Mantle,” Dec. 1991 Magnum Comics, Vol. 1, No. 1, nm-m. 7. “Babe Ruth,” Baseball Legends Comics, March 1992, nm-m. 8. “Personality Comics Presents Baseball Sluggers Featuring Ken Griffey Jr.,” Jan. 1992, nm-m. 9. “Beisbol,” Sept. 7, 1957, Mexican baseball publication, vg-ex.
Winning Bid $83.
Lot 112. Original 1949 World Series Photo: Stengel, Chandler, Harridge and Frick. Stengel captured the first of his five consecutive World Series as a manager as his New York Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in five games. The 8” x 10” b&w photo shows him with Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler, A.L. President Will Harridge, N.L. President Ford Frick and Dodgers manager Burt Shotton. All but Shotton are in the Hall of Fame. The image area of the photo is vg to vg-ex with some small border tears and two tack holes.
Winning Bid $25.
Lot 153. “Joe” Dugan Autographed 8”x10” B&W Glossy Photo. Gem mint 10 signature by the third baseman for the 1927 New York Yankees! He passed away in 1982. The right border of the photo has been removed. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $83.
Lot 154. Whitey Ford Signed Postcards and Photos. Ford’s autographs, all gem mint 10s, are on a 1981 Perez-Steel Hall of Fame postcard, a Gold Plaque HoF postcard and two different black & white photos. One photo shows Ford with Moose Skowron. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Minimum Bid $70.
Lot 163. Clyde King Signed Autobiography “A King’s Legacy” from Tommy John’s Collection. King, who passed away last year, spent more than 60 years in baseball. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Red and managed the San Francisco Giants, Braves and Yankees. For many years, he served as a special advisor to Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Self-published and very scarce, King’s 1999 softcover book is ex. His autograph on the title page is a 10 of 10 at the end of a lengthy inscription to John and is dated Sept. 12, 1999. Authenticated by Kevin Keating. Comes with a “Property of Tommy John” label.
Winning Bid $35.
Lot 180. “At Home in the Bronx” Print Signed by Berra, Ford, Skowron and 8 Other Yankees. Based on a painting by M. Kuyper, this 1991 open edition 25” x 16.25” print from the W. Gilpelder Gallery has the autographs of Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Enos Slaughter, Gaylord Perry, Moose Skowron, Bobby Richardson, Ralph Terry, Tony Kubek, Don Baylor, Jim Coates and Doc Gooden. The signatures are 9s and 10s. The print is rolled and vg. Autographs authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $168.