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. KEVIN KEATING AND JSA AUTHENTICATION AUTHENTICATED THE AUTOGRAPHS. THE JSA AUCTION LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY MAY BE EXCHANGED AT A DISCOUNT FOR A FULL LOA.
Winning Bid $240
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 AND JSA AUTHENTICATION. THE JSA AUCTION LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY MAY BE EXCHANGED AT A DISCOUNT FOR A FULL LOA.
Winning Bid $390
Lot 88. 20 Autographs by Cubs, Dodgers, Giants and an Expo –Holtzman, Rhodes, Broglio, Thomson, Etc. The signatures, authenticated by Kevin Keating, are nm-m 8 or better on 8” x 10 color photos unless otherwise noted. Most are mint 9 or gem mint 10. Ken Holtzman posted a 17-13 record with the 1969 Cubs, leaders of the N.L. East Division for much of the season. The N.L.’s winningest pitcher in 1960 while playing for St. Louis, Ernie Broglio was the price the Cardinals paid in 1964 to obtain Lou Brock from the Cubs. A liability in the outfield, Dusty Rhodes was excellent with a bat, and as a pinch hitter, he became the batting star who helped the New York Giants to defeat the Cleveland Indians in four games in the 1954 World Series. Thomson is known around the world for his “shot heart ‘round the world” in a 1951 Giants vs. Dodgers playoff game at the Polo Grounds. Here is a complete list of the autographs, authenticated by Kevin Keating and offering good potential break-up value - CUBS (7): Ernie Broglio, Ken Holtzman, Bill Madlock, Walt Moose Moryn (died 1996), Bob Rush (d. 2011) and Tim Stoddard. DODGERS (5): Candy Maldonado, Tom Niedenfuer, Claude Osteen, Joe Pignatano and Jerry Reuss. GIANTS (8): Whitey Lockman (2009), Stu Miller (2015), Don Mueller (2011), Dusty Rhodes (d. 2009), Bob Schmidt (d. 2015), Eddie Stanky (d. 1999; inclomplete ink coverage through the whole autograph), Bobby Thomson (d. 2010) and Al Worthington. EXPOS (1): Tim Wallach.
Winning Bid $75
Lot 217. Autographs of 10 Brooklyn Dodgers on Mostly 8” x 10” Photos – Amoros, Furillo, Etc. Except as noted, the signatures are nm-m 8 or better on color photos. The players are in Brooklyn uniforms: Cal Abrams (died 1997), Sandy Amoros (d. 1992), Rex Barney (d. 1997B&W 5.5” x 8.5”), Ralph Branca , Roger Craig (B&W), Carl Erskine, Carl Furillo (d. 1989), Jim Gentile, Cookie Lavagetto (d. 1990B&W), & Ed Roebuck (B&W). Barney autographed a 5.5” x 8.5” b&w promotional photo, and Craig, Lavagetto and Roebuck signed b&w 8 x 10s. The Gentile signature is large and bold with small skips on several letters, and Roebuck’s is ex. The others are strong. Amoros was the defensive hero of Game 7 of the 1955 World Series, the Dodgers’ of Brooklyn only world championship season.
Winning Bid $75