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 123. Pittsburgh Pirates 1950 Partial Picture Pack Set – 18 of 26 with Kiner. Murtaugh, Law, Etc. Key cards in this 6.5” x 9” issue are Bell, Kiner, Law and Murtaugh, all g. The rest of the partial set averages g: Beard, Castiglione, Chambers, Coogan, Dickson, McCullough, Meyer, Phillips, Queen, Rojek, Schenz, Strickland, Werle and Westlake. The missing cards are Dillinger, Fernandez, Hopp, Vic Lombardi, MacDonald, Mueller, Turner and Walsh.
Winning Bid $40
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