Lot 166. Pittsburgh Pirates Collection of 5 Including a 1958 Yearbook, 1958 “SI,” Etc. The 1958 yearbook commemoratives the arrival of Danny Murtaugh as the Pirates’ manager midway through the 1957 season. Of course, in 1960, Murtaugh would do what no manager had done since 1926 – lead the Pirates to a World Championship! Clemente, Mazeroski and rookie Dick Stuart are among the players pictured. The yearbook interior is vg-ex and detached from the covers, which are g. The original Frank Thomas is pictured on the cover of the July 28, 1958 “SI,” vg-ex. The other publications are: 1973 yearbook, three pages on Clemente, cover detached, otherwise vg. 1991 media guide, ex. 1994 All-Star Game program for the game played in Pittsburgh, vg+ to ex.
Winning Bid $35.
Lot 167. Roberto Clemente Large, Color Display Photo and 5 Calendars. The photo, approximately, 19.75” x 24”, was issued by Basic Concepts of Pittsburgh. The same firm also issued a 1994-95 commemorative calendar that presents multiple images of the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Fame right fielder. Mounted on heavy board, the photo is ex, numbered 63 of 1994, and ready for display. The five copies of the calendar are nm.
Winning Bid $50.
Lot 169. Pittsburgh Pirates and Willie Stargell Group of 12 Collectibles. Stargell is represented in 12 of the items: 1. Dell 1971 Pirates complete album with the stamps intact in place. Vg-ex album with the stamps generally nm-m, including Clemente, Stargell and Mazeroski. 2. Pirates 1970s mascot sign on heavy paper, about 7.75” x 11.5”, ex-m. 3. “Pittsburgh Pirates,” 1982 softcover book by Mollie Martin, ex+, Stargell cover, 48 pages of Pirates history and photos of team stars. 4. 1978 Willie Stargell 3” pin from Sports Photo Assoc., ex. 5. Willie Stargell Day (1982) booklet, 16 pages on Stargell’s career and tributes to him, vg. 6. 1981 Perma-Graphics Willie Stargell plastic card, ex. 7. 1989 Topps “Baseball Talk” Stargell card, ex. 8. “Baseball ‘79” with a Stargell cover, ex-m. 9. 1978 Pirates team photos, three 8” x 10” b&w photos with 10 players and coaches each, ex. 10. Harvey Haddix 1994 “silk” cachet first-day cover commemorating his 12 innings of perfect pitching in 1959, #99 of 300, nm. 11. Pittsburgh Pirates 5.75” 1940s-50s pennant, vg-ex. 12. Pirates’ recent 9” pennant, vg-ex.
Winning Bid $30.
Lot 188. Rare 1903 “Burr McIntosh” Panorama of the New York Giants Including Mathewson. This seldom-seen and highly desirable black and white premium insert from the magazine shows the runners-up in the 1903 National League pennant chase. Christy Mathewson, George Van Haltren, Red Ames, Roger Bresnahan and Joe McGinnity are among the players. Manager John McGraw is pictured in an inset. The 5.75” x 11.75” premium has a scuff in the upper right corner of the photo and in the lower right corner of the border. It is free of any significant creases. A lithograph of the Ardsley Country Club appears on the back.
Winning Bid $50.
Lot 189. “Sporting Life” Circa 1911 Mailing Box. The publication that issued the M116 cards and the W601 team composites mailed something, perhaps an M110 cabinet card, to a Pennsylvania resident, apparently in 1911. The box could also be a “sleeve” that contained a publication. In any case, it has a label that pictures Sherwood Magee and Ty Cobb batting champions of their respective leagues. The box or sleeve shows significant chips along one edge, and neither end is present.
Winning Bid $40.
Lot 190. “Baseball Magazine” June 1916 Issue. Beginning with the J. F. Kernan color cover, this magazine presents 128 illustrated pages of lively content, almost all of it related to baseball. One key article covers Boston’s sale of Tris Speaker, the “Game’s Greatest Outfielder,” to Cleveland. Another article analyzes whether the A.L. is stronger in the N.L. Photos show President Wilson throwing out the first ball for the Senators’ initial game of the season, Johnny Evers, and Ty Cobb seated next to Nap Lajoie. Excellent period advertisements are abundant, including one for the magazine’s player posters. The vg covers remain thinly attached to the ex pages.
Winning Bid $92.
Lot 191. 4 Newspapers Covering the Giants vs. Yankees 1921 World Series. The Giants won the World Championship in the seventh game of this eight-game series. The “Boston American” provides extensive Series coverage on the front page and inside. Two different editions from Oct. 11 provide coverage, and one carries the front-page headline “Babe Ruth Forced to Quit Series.” The papers are generally vg with holes along the left side from having resided in a large newspaper binder. The pages are somewhat brittle, and many have separated along the spine.
Winning Bid $83.
Lot 192. 15 Editions of “Who’s Who in the Major Leagues,” 1936-41 and 1943-52. Speed Johnson edited the 1936 and 1937 annuals, and John P. Carmichael took on the role in 1938. Issues for 1936-38, 1949 and 1950 are complete and g or g-vg. The 1943, 1944, 1946 and 1947 editions grade vg or vg+; 1939-41, 1951 and 1952, 1951, vg-ex or vg+ to ex, and 1948, ex.
Winning Bid $102.
Lot 193. 6 “TSN Baseball Registers,” 1947-55, and 5 “Famous Slugger Yearbooks,” 1962-67. Walter Johnson is on the cover of the 1947 “Baseball Register” from “The Sporting News.” The annual was someone’s working copy; the front cover is detached, and almost all of the player listings have “complete” written next to them. The issues for 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954 and 1955 are a mix of vg-ex and ex. The 1962 “Famous Slugger Yearbook” has Roger Maris on the cover. The other issues are for 1963 and 1965-67. Roberto Clemente and Tony Oliva share the covers of the 1965 and 1966 yearbooks. Ex. A g-vg copy of the 1965 “Who’s Who in Baseball” is also included. Twelve publications.
Winning Bid $45.
Lot 195. St. Louis Browns Full General Admission Ticket. This ticket is from a spring training game played in either 1948 or 1953 at Perris Hills Stadium in San Bernardino. Those were the only two years that the stadium played host to the Browns. The undated ticket reads “St. Louis Browns Spring Exhibition, Perris Hills Stad. – San Bernardino General Admission – Child 50 cents.” The stadium was built in 1934 and demolished in 1985. The perforations at the rain check portion remain strong as does the appearance of this ex-m rarity.
Winning Bid $35.
Lot 196. 1949 Ticket Stub for a Rockford Peaches Baseball Game. The 1949 Peaches were champions of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. A fictional version of the team was presented in “A League of Their Own.” Clean vg stub with one heavy crease and small, light crease for a game at Beyer Stadium in Rockford.
Winning Bid $75.
Lot 197. 10 Late 1940s to Early 1950s Baseball Team Mascot or Logo Stickers. These stickers range from 3” in diameter to about 3.25” x 4.75”. Teams represented are the Boston Red Sox, Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, New York Giants (Polo Grounds noted), New York Yankees, Philadelphia Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates. All of these stickers are printed on very thin paper and, remarkably, they are almost totally free of creases. The Cubs sticker is g-vg with moisture damage in one corner. The others range from vg-ex to nm and average ex-m.
Winning Bid $68.