Lot 5. Joe DiMaggio Autographed 14” x 19” Photo from a 1939 Negative. The mint modern print, numbered 21 of 250, shows DiMaggio reading a certificate in which “The Sporting News” cites him as the “perfect player” who batted .381 and served as “a big factor in enabling the Yanks to win their fourth consecutive American League pennant.” He also helped them to win their fourth straight world championship. Kevin Keating authenticated the autograph, which is large and mint 9. The photo is matted and framed to 17.25” x 22.25”.
Winning Bid $113
Lot 63. 9 1950s Cards, 2 with Mickey Mantle, and a 1960s Card. The Mantle cards are his 1958 Topps All Star, #487 g+ to vg, and his 1959 Topps All-Star, #564 f-g. Two other cards are 1959 Topps All Stars, #566 Sievers vg and 571 Spahn vg. One other Topps card is from 1958, #430 Thomson vg. Four cards are Bowman issues: 1951 #162 p-f and 163 f; 1952, #215 vg-ex, and 1954 #110 Schoendienst vg-ex. The Fleer card is #132 Peckinpaugh vg-ex.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 118. Babe Ruth Card Sets – 1992 Megacards and 1994 Metallic Impressions. The Megacards “Babe Ruth Collection” set of 165 cards remains sealed in the original tin box. The set features images of Ruth from “The Sporting News” and by Charles Conlon. The five cards in the Metallic Impressions Cooperstown Collection set are in five unopened packs inside a decorative tin box.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 200. Whitey Ford Autographed 1960 World Series Photo. Outstanding 8” x 10” sepia photo of Ford breezing to a 12-0 victory in Game 6 of the Series at Forbes Field. Kevin Keating authenticated the autograph, which is large, bold and mint 9 to gem mint 10.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 268. Phil Rizzuto and Yogi Berra Autographed Baseballs. Berra and Rizzuto were teammates for 11 seasons with the New York Yankees. Berra entered the Hall of Fame in 1972, and Rizzuto, in 1994. Berra’s autograph is ex 5 on the sweet spot of an nm-m ball promoting a 1999 Salvation Army dinner. The signature is light without smudges; all letters are clearly visible. Rizzuto signed an nm-m Franklin Official League ball. The signature shows bleeding and is nm 7. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs. Rizzuto died in 2007.
Winning Bid $102
Lot 269. Dom DiMaggio Autographed OAL Bobby Brown Baseball. The youngest of the three DiMaggio brothers, he played for the Boston Red Sox for 11 seasons. Like brothers Joe and Vince, Dom was a center fielder. A career .298 batter, he was selected for the A.L. All-Star team seven times. He passed away in 2009. Kevin Keating authenticated the autograph, which is mint 9. The ball is nm with very light, scattered discoloration.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 271. 11 Autographs, 5 by Yankees, 3 by HoFers, on Photos and Other Media. Hall of Fame signers on 8” x 10” photos are Whitey Ford (b&w), and Al Kaline and George Kell (color). Other signatures on 8 x 10s are by Glenn Hubbard, Bobby Richardson, Roy Sievers and Maury Wills (with Pittsburgh). Three Yankees signatures are on unlined index cards: Clete Boyer, Ralph Houk and Tommy John. Jimmy Piersall autographed a copy of the 1992 Dark Horse Comic, “Baseball Greats: The Jimmy Piersall Story.” A set of eight collector cards is intact inside the comic. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs, which average mint 9.
Winning Bid $45