Lot 122. Jason Bay Louisville Slugger M9 Model I13L Black Bat Game-Used with Pittsburgh. The bat, model I13L, is engraved in gold on the barrel with Bay’s name and “Pittsburgh Pirates.” The 34” bat has a cracked handle and shows substantial use. Bay’s uniform number, 38, and I13 have been added in marker to the knob. Playing left and center field for the Pirates, Bay was the 2004 N.L. Rookie of the Year and an All-Star in 2005 and 2006. He is eighth on Pittsburgh’s all-time home run list. Traded to Boston in 2008, he was an A.L. All-Star the following season. He played also for the Mets and Mariners before retiring early in 2014.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 124. Roberto Clemente Books, Cards and Other Memorabilia. Eight items make up this little Clemente collection: 1. “I Was There” 3” pin for the unveiling of Clemente’s statue at Three Rivers Stadium in 1994. The pin has an image of the statue. Ex+. 2. 1972 Daily Juice card of Clemente, cut from a sheet, slightly irregular, no creases. 3. 1969 Topps Deckle Edge #27, g. 4. 1989 LJN Toys Baseball Talk Collection card, an image of Clemente’s rookie card on the front, ex. 5. Hardback book, “Clemente!” by Kal Wagenheim, 1974, ex-m book, vg dust jacket. 6. Paperback book, “Roberto Clemente” by Ira Miller, 1973, English and Spanish text, vg. 7. 1993 McDonald’s tumbler with a photo of Clemente’s 1961 Topps card, nm-m. And 8. A 1993 Iron City Beer can honoring Clemente, #1 of 4. Vg.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 125. 5 1949-52 Magazines and a Perez-Steele Celebration Postcard Celebrating Ralph Kiner. Long before Kiner became a successful broadcaster for the New York Mets, he made Pittsburgh baseball interesting during a time when the Pirates battled annually for a place in the bottom half of the N.L. second division. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1975. The 1989 Perez-Steele Celebration card with Kiner is nm-m. The Hall of Fame slugger is on the covers of these magazines: “Sport Life,” Oct. 1949, with Hal Newhouser and an All-American Girls’ Baseball League player, vg. Dell “Sports Album,” March-May 1950, ex. “Baseball Yearbook” (from “True”), 1951 edition, Jim Konstanty in an inset photo, vg+. “Sport,” May 1950, ex-m+, and June 1952, vg+.
Winning Bid $30
Lot 126. Pittsburgh Pirates Card, Yearbook and Memorabilia Collection of 70+ Individual Items. This eclectic assortment includes Pirates yearbooks for 1962, g-vg, vg pages; 1965, ex-m; 1966, vg-ex, and a 1966 spring training roster and media guide. In the 1962 yearbook, Donn Clendenon is a young player, and Willie Stargell, a prospect. The 1966 yearbook provide photos of rookies Steve Blass, Manny Sanguillen, Al Oliver and Dock Ellis and prospect Wilbur Wood. All five are the subjects of biographical sketches in the media guide, which has writing on the outside and inside of the front cover and otherwise is ex. 5-6. Two programs are part of the collection, 1967 vs. St. Louis, scored, corner of one page clipped, vg+, and 1969 vs. Los Angeles, ex-m. Clemente is among the players pictured in the 1967 program, and Stargell in 1969. Mazeroski is in both. Other items include: 7. A paper fan with Japanese players and “Pirates” on one of the uniforms, vg+ to ex. 8. Pirates 7.75” x 11.5” mascot sign, yellow, black and white, vg-vg. 9-11. Three mini-pennants, an 8.5” circa 1960s felt mini-pennant with “Pittsburgh Pirates” and a drawing of a pitcher in red on a gray field, ex-m. Also, two 1970s 6.75” mascot mini-pennants, ex. 12. Barry Bonds 3” photo pin, ex+. 13-15. A 2” Pirates mascot cloth patch and two 1970s mascot stickers. 16. 1959 Topps card #569 autographed by Bob Friend, nm-m 8 autograph. 17-18. 1950 Pirates team-issued postcards of Pete Castiglione and Jack Phillips, both autographed. Castiglione’s autograph is vg 3, and Phillips’, ex 5. 19-24. Topps cards - 1963 #18 Buc Blasters with Clemente; 1967 #140 Stargell; 1967 Rub-Offs Stargell; 1968 #308 Pirates team; 1969 #545 Stargell; and 1974 #253 Parker rookie. 25-37. 1969 Milton Bradley, 12 player cards, an apparent team set, including Bunning, Clemente, Mazeroski and Stargell, plus the photoless team card. 38-39. Hostess cards - 1975 #135 Stargell (2). 40-43. Kellogg’s - 1972 #19 Sanguillen; 1976 #43; 1978 #8 Gossage and 52 Parker. 44. 1978 Big T/Tastee-Freeze #11 Stargell. 45. 1981 Perma-Graphics/Topps Dave Parker “credit” card. 46-72. Twenty-seven 1975 SSPC cards, #561-586 and 606, including Parker, Stargell and Oliver. 73-78. Laminated, homemade cards, including young Dan Murtaugh. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs.
Winning Bid $138
Lot 128. 1936 Newspaper Printing Plate Headlining the Yankees’ World Series Triumph. In Game 6 of the World Series on Oct. 6 at the Polo Grounds, the Yankees of New York battered four pitchers for the Giants of New York for 17 hits in a 13-5 victory. The win gave the Yankees another world championship. Later in the day, the “Rochester Times-Union” boldly proclaimed on its front page: “Yankees Win World Series; Sluggers Bury Giants, 13-5.” The page contains a two-column article on the game and a two-column version of the box score. It has also a two-column photo of former President Herbert Hoover at the previous day’s game. Lou Gehrig is in the box score, as well as rookie star Joe DiMaggio. The paper printing plate is 17” x 22” and has a couple of small tears at the top and several larger tears on the left side or at the bottom, as well as two punch holes and a couple of tack holes. Few of these plates have survived, and this one will make an excellent addition to a Yankees’ collection!
Winning Bid $40
Lot 131. Original 2-Reel 16mm Film of “The Babe Ruth Story” (1948) Starring William Bendix. While he was in his teens, Bendix met Ruth, who helped the future actor to lose his job! In the early 1920s, Bendix was the New York Yankees’ batboy. He claimed that he saw Ruth hit more than 100 home runs. Bendix was fired after meeting Ruth’s request for a large order of hot dogs and soda before a game. The Bambino ate so much that he was unable to play, and Bendix wound up unemployed. Besides being known for his role in “The Babe Ruth Story,” Bendix starred on TV in “The Life of Riley” and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in “Wake Island.” “The Babe Ruth Story” was filmed as Ruth’s health declined. It debuted several weeks after his passing. The black & white film plays well with excellent sound.
Winning Bid $30
Lot 133. Baseballs with 1954 New York Yankees and 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers Facsimile Autographs. The 1954 Yankees finished second in the American League, and the 1955 Dodgers defeated the Yankees in the World Series. The Yankees ball has 28 facsimile signatures, including Mantle, Berra, Stengel, Ford, Slaughter, Rizzuto and Dickey. Twenty-four facsimiles are on the Dodgers ball, including Robinson, Reese, Campanella, Snider, Alston, Hodges, Furillo, Newcombe and Furillo. Ex to ex-m.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 135. Babe Ruth “Home Run King” Plastic Bat by the Empire Co. of Tarboro, NC. Apparently made in the 1960s, the 27.5” yellow bat is ex-m, showing light wear and soiling. It is accompanied by a display card that describes it as the “Babe Ruth Home Run Bat and Ball.” The card contains baseball graphics and the Empire logo. The ball is present but broken into multiple pieces. Ruth’s name is on the card and the barrel of the bat.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 143. Mostly Baseball Memorabilia Collection – Joe Jackson, Hodges, Captain Kidd, Etc. Among the items is a Highland Mint packet of sawdust from a Shoeless Joe Jackson game-used 1916-21 Hillerich & Bradsby bat. Nm-m. GIL HODGES: 2. 1970 Chemtoy Superball with Hodges, vg+. 3. “Gil Hodges 1960 Baseball Schedule and Fact Book,” 64 pages 3” x 4”, vg with an area stained, primarily on the last 10 pages. 4. 1956 Dairy Queen Stars Statue of Hodges, broken bat. ALSO: 5. Jacob Ruppert Knickerbocker Beer bottle cap, g-vg. Ruppert owned a brewery and the New York Yankees. 6. 1995 Seattle Mariners’ pocket schedule with Ken Griffey, Jr., on the cover, pinhole. 7. New York Mets 7/8” pin, nm. 8-10. 1991 Conlon Collection cards, including #145 Ruth and two others, nm+. 11. 1990 Score #603 Vince Lombardi card, nm-m. 12. 1954 Topps Scoop #97 “Captain Kidd Is Hanged,” vg-ex.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 145. 8 First Day Covers – 6 Different – Marking the 100th Anniversary of Baseball in 1939. All of these envelopes have one or more USPS 1939 Baseball Centennial stamps. Five envelopes, three different, were postmarked June 12, 1939, in Cooperstown. Two titled “Centenary of Baseball” have four USPS Baseball Centennial stamps each. Two others are titled “Baseball Centennial,” and the third, “100 Years of Baseball.” Three others were postmarked June 13, 1939, in Pocatello, ID. These three, all different, have patriotic artwork, one with the U.S. Capitol, and another with Uncle Sam. Ex.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 146. Brooklyn Dodgers Original 1950s Pennant. This white on red pennant is the 11.5” version of a three-quarter size pennant that typically sells for $150-250. Vg-ex to ex with a rounded tip and puckering. The graphics are strong, and the pennant is free of pin or tack holes.
Winning Bid $61