Lot 22. 12 1910-57 Baseball Magazine Player Posters – Gehrig, Wagner, Williams and More! Six Hall of Fame members are in this group, which comprises: Wilbur Cooper (1921) f, Bob Elliott (1946) vg+, Elbie Fletcher (1940) vg-ex, Lou Gehrig (1942) g (looks better, two tiny edge tears), Al Lopez (1941) g+ to vg (some foxing along the edges), Stan Musial (1943) f-g, Rip Sewell (1943) g-vg (with a tiny edge tear), Arky Vaughan vg, Honus Wagner (1941) g+ to vg, Dick Wakefield (1943) vg, Ted Williams (1939) g (vg appearance, 3/8” edge tear) and Glen Wright (1925) g-vg.
Winning Bid $61
Lot 23. Nov. 11, 1909 M101-2 “The Sporting News” Supplement of the Champion Pittsburgh Pirates. The 10.25” x 16” sepia supplement pictures the “Champions of All Champions” for the 1909 season in two rows. These Pirates defeated Ty Cobb and the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. Three Hall of Fame members are in the photo – Honus Wagner, Vic Willis and Fred Clarke. The pitching and batting stars of the series are also present – Babe Adams and Tommy Leach. The supplement, which is folded in the center as issued, has a tiny pin hole in each upper corner. Otherwise, it is vg and displays without any obvious creases except tiny corner creases.
Winning Bid $225
Lot 24. 1911 T205 Gold Border Cards of Crandall, Mitchell, Suggs and White. Cards of Otis Crandall (“t” crossed) p and George Suggs (two small letters stamped on the back; otherwise) vg have Hassan backs. The Michael Mitchell card vg-ex has a Sovereign back, and the Kirb White card (“102” added to the back in ink; otherwise) f, a Polar Bear back. The Crandall, Suggs and White cards are scarcer commons. The Mitchell card itself is worth our starting bid.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 27. 33 Baseball Magazine Posters, 1920-57, with Gehrig, Wagner, 10 More HoFers. Here is the complete list: 1920, STANLEY COVELESKIE, p-f. 1924, Johnny Bassler f. 1927, Pittsburgh Pirates team, N.L. pennant winners (complete, glued to a scrapbook page). 1926 George Burns f-g. 1933 CARL HUBBELL (complete, glued to a `scrapbook page). 1935, Detroit Tigers team, A.L. pennant winners (complete, glued to a scrapbook page). 1938, Harry Danning (complete, glued to a scrapbook page). 1941, Bill Nicholson, AL LOPEZ, JOE McCARTHY f-g and HONUS WAGNER. The Nicholson, Lopez and Wagner posters are complete and glued to scrapbook pages. 1942, Tom Bridges vg-ex, James Brown (complete, glued to a scrapbook page), Dolph Camilli, vg, LOU GEHRIG vg, Phil Marchildon vg, Mickey Owen g, PEE WEE REESE vg-ex, Dixie Walker vg-ex and Max West vg. 1943, Al Javery g-vg, JUDGE LANDIS g, Howard Schultz f-g and Dick Wakefield g. 1945, Red Schoendienst (pin hole; otherwise) g. 1946, John Mize g. 1949, Ted Williams (tack holes; otherwise) f-g. 1954, Gus Bell (tack holes; otherwise) f-g and Bill Pierce (tack hole; otherwise) g+ to vg. 1957, Hank Aaron (pin hole; otherwise) f-g, Johnny Antonelli (pin holes; otherwise) g-vg, Harvey Kuenn (pin holes; otherwise) g-vg, and Herb Score (pin hole; otherwise) vg-ex. The Pierce, Kuenn and Score posters are slightly smaller than the others from the same years (1954 and 1957), apparently as issued. Also, three 1963 Baseball Monthly posters. Willie Mays and Early Wynn are trimmed, and Lee Thomas is vg-ex.
Winning Bid $113
Lot 28. 6 R319 1933 Goudey Cards and a 1933 Canadian Version, V353 World Wide Gum. The U.S. cards are #43 Fonseca vg-ex, 156 Macfayden (MacFayden; back shows impressions from erased writing; otherwise) g-vg, 178 Warner (erased line through “Philadelphia Phillies” on the back; otherwise) vg-ex, 182 High g-vg and 204 Stephenson (stray ink mark on the back; otherwise) vg-ex. Hall of Famer outfielder Heine Maush is the subject of the Canadian Goudey. The card grades p, with a small area of paper loss on the back where the number was located; someone then added #47 on the back at the bottom.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 29. 1934 Postcard of American and Japanese All Stars in Tokyo - Ruth, Gehrig and More! This black and white post card is seldom offered. It pictures both American and Japanese players, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Connie Mack, Bing Miller, Charlie Gehringer, Lefty O’Doul (coach), Earl Averill and others. The postcard apparently was made from an autographed photo; it contains the facsimile autographs of these players. Ruth is next to Connie Mack in the center of the back row. This unused card grades Vg. The American tour was instrumental in popularizing baseball in Japan.
Winning Bid $125
Lot 30. 1934 R310 Butterfinger Premiums Partial Set, 31 of 65 - Ruth, Gehrig and Other HoFers. These 7.75” x 9.5” cards present excellent b&w photos on thin paper stock. The 17 Hall of Fame stars are Earl Averill, Jim Bottomley, Mickey Cochrane, Joe Cronin, Dizzy Dean, Bill Dickey, Rick Ferrell, Jimmy Fox (scarcer variation, name incorrect), Lou Gehrig, Chas. Gehringer, Lefty Gomez, Lefty Grove, Chick Hafey, Stanley (Bucky) Harris, Babe Ruth, Al Simmons and Paul Waner. The 14 other premiums have photos of Larry Benton, Ben Chapman, Alvin Crowder, Lou Fonseca, Mule Haas, Jim Jordan, Hal Lee, Gus Mancuso, Oscar Melillo, Joe Morrissey, Carl Reynolds, Blondy Ryan, Earle Whitehill and Jimmy Wilson. All of these premiums have two punch holes at the left, and almost all have edge chips, small edge tears or both. Technically, they grade p, p-f, f or f-g. Nevertheless, the photos make them attractive, and the 17 Hall of Fame members make this group very collectible.
Winning Bid $390
Lot 31. 1934-36 R318 Batter-Up Card #27 Mel Ott. The front of this card is nm (st). The blank back is stained, and the stain shows through very slightly on the front. In addition, on the right side, there are several tiny black specks. A very nice card for this issue.
Winning Bid $100
Lot 34. 11 1946-49 W603 Sports Exchange Cards – Ruth, Wagner, Feller and Other Cards. Issued in series, or “sets,” these 7” x 10” Sports Exchange All-Star Picture File cards were among the first to reach the collector market after World War II. Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Bob Feller and lesser stars make up this collection. Here is a complete list by set: Set 1-A, Phil Cavaretta vg and Eddie Stanky vg. Set 1-B, Bob Feller vg. Set 2, Spud Chandler ex, Kirby Higbe vg-ex and Tex Hughson vg. Set 4, Babe Ruth (unnumbered) vg. Set 8, Honus Wagner p. And Set 10, Elbie Fletcher vg, Billy Johnson vg and Phil Masi vg-ex.
Winning Bid $94
Lot 35. Stan Musial Rookie Card – 1948 Bowman #36. The front of this card is ex-m, perfectly centered left-to-right and 60:40 top-to-bottom. It displays a couple of tiny, pencil-point-sized stains. The back is almost entirely covered with a glue stain. All of the type is present and readable.
Winning Bid $332