Lot 14. 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel Tommy Leach. This card has been laminated. Otherwise, it has a small hole on the left side next to Leach’s collar and various heavy creases. Poor, with or without the lamination.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 25. Baseball Magazine Poster of the “Pittsburgh ‘Pirates’ – 1927 Pennant Winners.” Among these Pirates, who faced the New York Yankees in the World Series, are six future members of the Hall of Fame – Paul and Lloyd Waner, Pie Traynor, Joe Cronin, Kiki Cuyler and owner Barney Dreyfuss. The poster is about 9.5” x 11”, matted and framed to 12.5” x 15.5”. It has an nm appearance as framed.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 31. 2 1936 R312 Premiums Featuring Pirates – Wagner, Traynor and Vaughan. Honus Wagner and Floyd (Arky) Vaughan are the subjects of one premium, while Pittsburgh’s Pie Traynor is in the other with the Chicago Cubs’ Augie Galan. These R312 cards are double-matted for display and framed to 8.75” x 10.75”. Technically, the cards grade f-g. As framed, their appearance is vg-ex to ex+.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 87. 5 Willie Stargell Baseball Cards. These cards of the Pirates Hall of Fame member range from 1966-77. 1. 1966 Topps #255 vg. 2. 1967 Topps #140 ex+. 3. 1960s APBA game card vg-ex. 4. 1972 Kellogg’s #53 (2B 197) ex+. And 5. 1977 Topps Cloth Sticker ex.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 108. 1980 TCMA 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates Near Set (with Clemente, Cimoli), 20 Pirates Photos. Thirty-six cards are present, including #39, the Cimoli error card, and the unnumbered Clemente card. Missing are #2, 27, 30, 36, 38 and the unnumbered Cimoli card. This near set averages nm. It is accompanied by 20 color 3.5” x 5” photos of 1970s-80s Pirates: Tony Pena (6, 2 poses), Jason Thompson (6, 2 poses), Kent Tekulve (3), Jim Bibby (3) and Dale Berra (3). Nm.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 250. Pittsburgh Pirates 1976 Team Baseball Signed by 25 – and a Pittsburgh Bonus. The autographs are generally nm 7 and authenticated by Kevin Keating on an ONL Feeney ball that may be game-used and has light printed areas. All of the signatures are on panels; “1976 Happy Birthday” has been added to the sweet spot. The north panel is signed by Frank Taveras, John Candelaria, Kent Tekulve, Don Osborn, Jim Rooker, Ed Kirkpatrick and Dave Parker; the south, by Mario Mendoza, Larry Demery, Omar Moreno, Bob Moose (killed on his birthday, Oct. 9, 1976, in an auto accident), Dave Giusti, Bob Skinner and (Willie) Stargell (signed last name only); the east, Tony Armas, George (Doc) Medich, Ed Ott, Al Oliver and Jose Pagan; and on the west, Bob Robertson, (Manny) Sanguillen (last name only), Bill Robinson, Rennie Stennett, Bruce Kison, Richie Zisk and Rick Langford. This ball has all of the key autographs – Stargell, Parker, Oliver, Candelaria, Tekulve and Moose. In addition, Armas and Ott played in only a few games with the team. Accompany the signed ball is an autograph of former Steelers quarterback Cliff Stoudt. It is nm-m 8 on a 2.25” x 5” section of paper, personalized and authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $61
Lot 251. 2 Different Bill Mazeroski Autographed 1960 World Series Home Run Photos. One 8” x 10” sepia photo shows Mazeroski about to be greeted by teammates as he approaches home. The other, dated “10-13-60,” is a composite of five images. Four show him rounding the bases; in the fifth, he disappears in a throng of teammates and fans. Both autographs are mint 9 to gem mint 10. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 252. Willie Stargell Autograph on the Sweet Spot of an ONL Coleman Baseball. A .282 batter with 475 home runs, Stargell was selected for the All-Star Game seven times and shared the 1979 N.L. MVP Award with Keith Hernandez. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1988. He died in 2001. Stargell’s autograph is nm-m 8. The ball shows discoloration throughout, including behind Stargell’s signature. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 253. Autographs of Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Patek, Joe L. Brown and Dick Groat. Patek’s autograph on a 4” x 4” snapshot is mint 9. His autograph is relatively difficult to come by. His major league career spanned 14 years, including his rookie season and two more in Pittsburgh. Whitey Herzog rated Patek the best shortstop on artificial turf he ever managed – even better than Ozzie Smith. The photo, which may once have been color, is now sepia. Brown (died 2010) was general manager as the Pirates captured two World Championships. His autograph is mint 9 on a 3.5” x 3.5” faded color photo. Groat signed the border of a lithographed photo about 6” x 7” (4” x 4 ½” image area) showing him as a Duke basketball player. The fountain pen signature is bold, with a tape stain affecting much of the “k” and the tip of the “G.” Groat starred in baseball and basketball at Duke. In 2011, he became the first individual inducted into both the National College Baseball and College Basketball Halls of Fame. Accompanying the photo is a transmittal letter to a collector dated 1952 and signed by Groat’s father, M. (Martin) B. Groat. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 254. 4 Baseballs Single-Signed by Pittsburgh Pirates – Sanguillen, Bay, Nicosia and Blass. Manny Sanguillen (Pirates 1967, 1969-76, 1978-80) and Jason Bay (Pirates 2003-08, 2004 N.L. Rookie of the Year) each placed a gem mint 10 autograph on the sweet spot of a Pirates logo ball by Rawlings. The baseballs are mint. Steve Blass (Pirates 1964 and 1966-74) and Steve Nicosia (Pirates 1978-83) signed panels. Blass’ signature is nm 7 to nm-m 8 on a nm-m Pirates ball, and Nicosia’s, nm-m 8 on an ex-m Feeney ball that may be game-used. Kevin Keating authenticated these four autographs. With these autographs are a 1988 or 1989 Pirates team ball with facsimile signatures and a 1970s Pirates team ball with clubhouse signatures.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 255. Pittsburgh Pirates Collection of 9 Pins from the Early 1900s-2000. The earliest pin is from the mid-1920s, a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Benchwarmer Club pin. The paper insert is still in place in this ex-m 1.25 pin. Pittsburgh baseball in the 1930s was the inspiration for a 1.25” black and gold pin that simply says “Pirates.” Nm. The collection includes a 1.25” crossed-bats pin that has red bats and stitches; “Pittsburgh Pirates” is in blue. The other pins are: A 1950s 0.75” red and blue on white pin with the Pirates mascot, nm-m. A 1.75” red, blue and white pin from Gustine’s Restaurant; Gustine played for the Pirates, and his restaurant was near Forbes Field. Nm-m. And a set of four commemorative pins in their original case representing the Pirates of 1970-2000. Mint, and sponsored by Giant Eagle and Coca-Cola.
Winning Bid $75