Lot 48. Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Duke Snider Signed 8” x 10” Color Photo. Mint 9 to gem mint 10 autographs by the three best center fielders of the 1950s on a photo of artwork by Flip Amato. All are in the Hall of Fame. Mantle retired with 536 home runs, 1,509 RBI and a .298 career batting average; Mays, with 660 home runs, 1,903 RBI and a .302 average; and Snider, with 407 home runs, 1,333 RBI and a .295 average. Only Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth hit more home runs than Mays in the pre-PED era. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Minimum Bid $100
Lot 49. 5 HoF Single-Signed Baseballs – Mays, Mantle, Feller, Brooks Robinson and Reggie Jackson. All of the autographs are on the sweet spot. 1. Willie Mays, nm-m 8 autograph on an ONL Coleman baseball with strong printed areas, a light coat of Krylon and light, scattered discoloration. 2. Mickey Mantle, nm 7 to nm-m 8 autograph, ONL Feeney ball with scattered discoloration. 3. Bob Feller, gem mint 10 autograph, OAL Bobby Brown ball with strong printing, white, and light discoloration away from the signature. 4. Brooks Robinson, nm autograph on a Krylon-coated off-white unofficial Spalding baseball. 5. Reggie Jackson, nm 7 autograph, OAL MacPhail ball with a light Krylon covering, off-white, printed areas missing or very light. The Jackson ball is personalized to “Norman” on the north panel. Three members of the 500-home-run club are represented in this collection. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Current Bid $198
Lot 50. Jackie Robinson Autograph on a Color Magazine Photo. Robinson’s signature, somewhat hurried, is strong, nm-m 8. The photo was cut from a magazine and pasted onto an 8 ½” x 11” scrapbook page. It has several scuffs, none affecting the autograph. With some care, Robinson’s signature could display very well, either with restoration of the photo or as a cut in a different display. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Current Bid $100
Lot 51. New York Mets Team-Signed Baseball from Their Inaugural 1962 Season. Twenty-four autographs, including a relatively strong Gil Hodges signature, decorate the panels of this off-white “Mets” logo ball, which is evenly toned with light-to-moderate wear in the printed areas. Hodges shares the east panel with Felix Mantilla, Frank Thomas, Dave Hillman, Jay Hook and Solly Hemus. The west panel has Vinegar Bend Mizell, Red Ruffing, Cliff Cook, Charlie Neal and Bob (Lane) Miller ; the north, Jim Hickman, Ken MacKenzie, Roger Craig, Al Jackson and one other; and the south, Chris Cannizzaro, Elio Chacon, Rod Kanehl, Sam Taylor, Ray Daviault, Bob Moorhead, Craig Anderson and Red Kress. In addition, the sweet spot has a clubhouse Casey Stengel signature. These autographs range from ex 5 to nm-m 8. Two-thirds of the signatures, including Hodges’, are at least nm 7. Team-signed balls from the Mets’ first season are scarce. Kevin Keating authenticated the signatures.
Minimum Bid $100
Lot 52. 300-Win-Club Baseball Signed by 8 Hall of Fame Pitchers. This nm-m OAL Bobby Brown baseball is autographed by the last eight pitchers to record at 300 victories before Roger Clemens. Their signatures are nm-m 8 and better, with Nolan Ryan on the sweet spot; Tom Seaver and Phil Niekro on the north panel; Early Wynn, Warren Spahn and Gaylord Perry on the south; Steve Carlton on the east, and Don Sutton on the west. Authenticated by Kevin Keating. Impressive!
Minimum Bid $100
Lot 53. Hank Aaron 1970s Bold Autograph on an “Official” Unofficial Baseball. The man who broke Babe Ruth’s career home run record placed a thick, dark signature on a panel of a moderately tanned Spalding “Official” model baseball. With “Best Wishes” added above, the autograph, authenticated by Kevin Keating, displays magnificently. Aaron singles from his playing days are rare. Here’s a nice vintage example!
Current Bid $75
Lot 54. Pedro Álvarez Autographed Original Painting by Pittsburgh Artist Walt Srocki. Álvarez has played third or first base for the Pittsburgh Pirates for six seasons. In 2013, he was an All-Star who led the National League in home runs. No Pirate hit more home runs this season than Álvarez, who ranked third on the team in runs batted in. Srocki is an award-winning Pittsburgh artist who has been creating animation, graphics, illustrations and videos for the Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers since 1984. His videos entertain fans at the Pirates’ PNC Park, where he is known as the “Camera Guy.” Álvarez’s autograph is nm-m 8 to mint 9 on an original acrylic on canvas 11” x 14” painting by Srocki. The painting is in an inexpensive 14.5” x 17.5” frame, and shipping will be less expensive without the frame. Kevin Keating authenticated the autograph. PLEASE NOTE: Proceeds from this signed original will benefit the Swissvale, Pa., Community Food Pantry, which serves 500 individuals each month, and the Swissvale United Methodist Church, which hosts and operates the Food Pantry.
Minimum Bid $50
Lot 55. Gene Autry Autograph on the Sweet Spot of an OAL Bobby Brown Baseball. The autograph of the star of cowboy movies and owner of the California Angels spreads across the sweet spot to the east panel. Kevin Keating authenticated the autograph, which is large and nm 7 to nm-m 8. Autry owned the Angels from 1961 until 1997. Widely recognized for his recording of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” Autry is in both the Country Music and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and is the only person with five stars in the Hollywood
Walk of Fame. He died in 1998.
Current Bid $55
Lot 56. Ernie Banks Signed 16” x 20” Color Photo with Dual Authentication. Banks autographed a photo that shows him at bat at Wrigley Field and then added career highlights – “512 HR’s, 58/59 MVP, H.O.F. 77” and “Mr. Cub.” Regarded as one of the top 40 baseball players of all time, Banks passed away in January. His autograph and additions are mint 9 and have been authenticated by both Kevin Keating and JSA Authentication. A JSA Basic Cert is provided.
Current Bid $35
Lot 57. Yogi Berra Single-Signed OAL Budig Baseball. Berra’s signature is nm-m 8 on the sweet spot. One of baseball’s top several catchers of all time, Berra passed away in September. The Budig baseball has strong printed areas and is white to off-white with light discoloration on the east and west panels. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Current Bid $35
Lot 58. Joe DiMaggio Single-Signed Baseball. DiMaggio placed an nm-m 8 to mint 9 autograph on the sweet spot of a Rawlings Official League baseball, which is white with strong printed areas and light scattered discoloration behind the signatures and elsewhere. ESPN placed DiMaggio 22nd on its list of top 20th century U.S. athletes; only six baseball players ranked ahead of him. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Current Bid $90
Lot 60. Chas. Gehringer Nm-M 8 to Mint 9 Autograph on the Sweet Spot of an OAL Baseball. Gehringer batted .320 in 19 seasons, played in the first six All-Star Games, led the A.L. in fielding seven times and was the league’s MVP in 1937. In 1949, the first year he was eligible, he was elected to the Hall of Fame. He died in 1993. Kevin Keating authenticated his felt-tip signature; the OAL Bobby Brown baseball signed by Gehringer is nm-m with a very light area of discoloration on the south panel well away from the autograph.
Current Bid $50
Lot 61. Harry (Hank) Gowdy Single-Signed Baseball. Nm 7 signature on a panel of an nm-m slightly off-white “Energized League Ball” from Cincinnati Athletic Goods. One of the better catchers in the first half of the 20th century, Gowdy finished 10th in Hall of Fame voting in 1955 and 1956. The players who finished above him are now HoF members. He was the first major leaguer to enlist during World War I, and he fought in France in 1918. He enlisted also in WWII. He died in 1966. Kevin Keating authenticated his signature.
Current Bid $55