Lot 261. 6 “Illustrated Current News” Posters, 1 with Multiple Sports and 5 with Basketball Photos. Each poster is 12.5” x 19” and was folded twice for mailing. 1. A Jan. 2, 1963 poster provides highlights of sports in 1962, including Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus, winners of golf’s Major Championships; Terry Baker as the Heisman Trophy winner; Rod Laver, Grand Slam tennis champion; Bob Cousy, who led the Celtics to their fourth straight NBA title; and Sonny Liston, who won the world heavyweight boxing title by knocking out Floyd Patterson. Two small edge tears; otherwise, vg-ex. 2. Jan. 14, 1963. Three photos of “strange things” in basketball involving North Carolina’s Larry Brown, future Hall of Fame coach, as a player, and the Knickerbockers’ Gene Conley, known primarily as a baseball player. Vg-ex. 3. Jan. 6, 1964. Two photos including Tom Sanders of the Celtics and Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks. Edge tears, vg. 4. Jan. 22, 1965. California and UCLA players search for a contact lens. Vg+ to ex. 5. Dec. 20, 1965. Three basketball photos, one with Walt Bellamy and Walt Hazzard. G-vg. 6. Undated, 1957 or 1958. Three photos, one Wilt Chamberlain, playing for Kansas University. He played for the Jayhawks from 1956-58. F-g with a 4” tear repaired on the back.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 277. “Tiger’s Triumph” Lithograph by Artist Tom Lynch. Generally Lynch is regarded as one of the nation’s premier watercolor artists. His works have appeared in numerous magazines. In 1990 and 1991, he was the featured artist for the U.S. Open Golf Championship. “Tiger’s Triumph” represents Tiger Woods’ victory in the 1997 Western Open, July 3-6, at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, IL. In the final round, Woods birdied the 14th and 15th holes to beat Frank Nobilo and capture his third win of the year. Lynch signed the lithograph, which is #48 of 950. The image area measures 14” x 19”, and the print is double matted to 22” x 28”. An unnumbered Certificate of Authenticity from Lynch is included. Nm-m.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 278. Golf Ball Photo Signed by 4 World Golf Hall of Fame Members and 3 Other Stars. An 8” x 10” color photo with a huge image of a golf ball is signed by HoF members Billy Casper, Jack Burke, Tony Jacklin and Johnny Miller. The other signatures were placed by Bruce Devlin, Dow Finsterwald and Don January. The autographs are nm-m 8 and better, and predominantly mint 9. Authenticated by Kevin Keating. The photo has two stamps on it related to 9/11.
Minimum Bid $20
Lot 279. John Feinstein Autographed “The Majors: In Pursuit of Golf’s Holy Grail.” A contributor to the “Washington Post,” TV commentator and best-selling author, Feinstein is highly regarded for his sports books. In this 1999 stated first edition hardback, he provides in-depth coverage of the participants in golf’s major tournaments in 1998. Payne Stewart, Jack Nicklaus, Fred Couples, Mark O’Meara and Tiger Woods are among the subjects. Feinstein’s autograph is gem mint 10 on the title page of this golf classic. Kevin Keating authenticated it. The book is nm, and the dust jacket, ex+.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 280. Ray Floyd Signed “From 60 Yards In: How to Master Golf’s Short Game.” A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Floyd won four major tournaments, the PGA Championship twice, the Masters and the U.S. Open. “Links Magazine” rated him 15th on its list of top golfers of all time. His autograph is mint 9 opposite the title page of the 1989 stated first edition hardback, which is ex+ in a vg+ to ex dust jacket. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 281. Nancy Lopez Autographed July 10, 1978 “Sports Illustrated” Cover. Lopez ranks seventh on the list of golfers with the most wins on the LPGA Tour. She captured the LPGA Championship in 1978, 1985 and 1989. She was the LPGA Rookie of the Year in 1978 and enshrined in the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1987. Her autograph on the “SI” cover, without a label, is large and bold, mint 9. The issue is ex and has a four-page article on Lopez. Kevin Keating authenticated her autograph.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 282. 4 Golfing Greats on Magazine Covers – Ouimet, Snead, Hogan and Palmer. All of the publications are complete. FRANCIS OUIMET made history in 1913 when he became the first amateur to win the U.S. Open. His story is told in the 2005 movie “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” He occupies the cover of the Sept. 19, 1931 “Mid-Week Pictorial” after winning the National Amateur Championship. He is featured on another page inside. Vg. Inside also are a full-page of baseball stars, including Mel Ott and Carl Hubbell; and photos of Jack Dempsey, Charles Lindbergh (full page); Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig with Ott and Bill Terry; and Jim Thorpe. BEN HOGAN is on the cover of the Aug. 8, 1955 “Life” issue. Vg+. Four pages, including a full-page color photo, follow inside. The June 21, 1954 issue of “Time” has SAM SNEAD on the cover. Vg+ with writing on the cover. ARNOLD PALMER is “Newsweek’s” cover subject for its June 18, 1962 edition. Ex-m+, no label. Four pages focus on Palmer’s capabilities and career.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 283. Aug. 8, 1955 “Life” Magazine with Ben Hogan on the Cover. Inside in a four-page article, Hogan “finally reveals the mysterious maneuver that made him a champion.” One of the greatest golfers of all time, Hogan made ESPN’s list of the top 100 athletes of the 20th century at No. 38. Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer were the only golfers rated higher. The magazine cover is vg; color has been added to small scuffs on several creases. The interior is ex.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 304. 2 1930, 1 1940 Sports News Posters, 2 with Football Photos, Red Grange, Bobby Jones, Etc. Two of these posters are “Pictorial News of the Day” offerings. Both are 14” x 17”. One dated Oct. 15, 1930 has scenes from football games involving Pitt, Carnegie Tech, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Yale, Harvard, Western Reserve and Springfield. Another, dated Dec. 22, 1930, provides photos of 1930 sports champions, including Bobby Jones, Hack Wilson, Max Schmeling, Casper Oiman, Betty Nuthall, Tony Canzoneri, Gar Wood, Glenna Collett and the Philadelphia Athletics. Both posters have three punch holes at the top and various edge chips and tears. The photos and explanatory text are unaffected. The 1940 poster, from “International Events” and dated Oct. 9, has a photo of Red Grange holding an unhappy child “howling and yelling” as the football season begins. The caption reports that Grange “is back in the public eye again as a Radio Sports Commentator.” The 11” x 16.75” poser is vg-ex with a small edge tear in the upper right corner.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 310. Photos with the Washington Capitals and Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Golf and Tennis. Each silver gelatin photo is 16” x 20”, printed relatively recently from a vintage negative. Two have hockey images, two more show basketball action, and one each represents golf and tennis. Four are black & white. One hockey photo captures the action after the Capitals have just scored in a 1978-80 game. Greg Polis and Robert Picard are among the players pictured. Game action from an earlier time is the subject of the earlier hockey photo. Both basketball photos show players taking shots in a Washington-Atlanta game. Bob Dandridge (Bullets, 1978-81) and John Drew (Hawks, 1975-82) are among the players. An unidentified woman golfer tees off in the fifth photo. In the sixth, a sepia example, young women play tennis on the lawn. These photos average ex-m+.
Minimum Bid $15