Lot 299. 1960 Oversized, Framed Iron City Pittsburgh Pirates Championship Team Photo. This “Beat ‘em, Bucs!” bar display by Pittsburgh Brewing, on heavy cardboard, measures 17” x 33”. It shows the Pirates against a lush ivy-covered Forbes Field wall. Surrounded by a 21.75” x 36.75” black and gold frame, the photo includes Roberto Clemente, Bill Mazeroski, Don Hoak, Somky Burgess, Vern Law, Roy Face, Dick Groat, manager Danny Murtaugh and others who helped to bring Pittsburgh its first World Series Championship in 35 seasons. Framed without glass, it shows some light, even soiling, a small area of paper loss on the names at the bottom center and a crease on the “B” in “Beat.” This attractive promotional photo on heavy paper looks outstanding in the black and gold frame!
Winning Bid $185
Lot 300. Tom Mosser “Sunset at Forbes Field” Lithograph Signed by Maz and 5 Other Pirates. Mosser is a widely recognized Pittsburgh artist whose artwork is to be featured in the San Francisco 49ers’ new Levi’s Stadium. His Forbes Field print, from 1994, shows fans heading into the ball park, which hosted its first game in 1909 and closed in 1970. The unnumbered print has an image area of 21” x 26”. Around it is plenty of space for autographs, and Bill Mazeroski Kent Tekulve, Nellie Briles, Vern Law and Al Oliver have large mint 9 examples of their signatures. Another Pirate also signed. The lithograph is mint and double-matted and framed to 30.25” x 40.25. It will make an excellent addition to a Pirates or ball park display.
Winning Bid $138
Lot 301. 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Yankees World Series Program. The 52-page program is scored for Game 3, one of the Yankees’ three victories, all blowouts. With strong performances from Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle and Bobby Richardson, the Yankees won, 10-0. A team photo of the Yankees forms the front and back program cover, which is ex+. The pages are nm with photos and brief biographical sketches of the Yankees and Pirates players.
Winning Bid $138
Lot 302. Pittsburgh Pirates Scarce 1960 Original Full-Sized Gold-on-Black Color Photo Pennant. This style of pennant was sold at Forbes Field before the Pirates clinched the National League title. Ex. At a glance, the tip appears to be intact, but it is frayed, with several threads present. Two tack holes are near the tip. Four heavy creases are evident on the photo. Players are identified on the back of the photo. These Pirates defeated the New York Yankees in the 1960 World Series.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 303. Pittsburgh Pirates Scarce 1960 Original N.L. Champions Full-Sized Photo Pennant. Featuring black and gold graphics on a white field, this pennant displays exceptionally well. Ex-m to nm with very slight rounding on the tip, several possible pin holes and several minor spots of cracking in the graphics. The photo has one heavy crease and two light to moderate creases. The field is bright white. A very nice example of this pennant featuring a color photo of the 1960 World Series champions.
Winning Bid $92
Lot 304. Pittsburgh Pirates 1962 Original Full-Sized Color Photo Pennant. The photo on this pennant is remarkably strong, ex-m and free of an evident creases. Black and white graphics adorn the gold field of this somewhat scarce pennant, which is ex-m with a strong tip, shows some puckering and is free of tack or pin holes.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 305. 1964 and 1968 Pittsburgh Pirates Yearbooks. Each yearbook contains 48 pages of player photos and Pirates information. Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell and Bill Mazeroski are pictured in each. In the 1964 edition, Steve Blass is one of the “Pirates of the Future.” Vg+. Many young players who officially achieved rookie status in 1968, 1969 or 1970 are in the 1968 issue - Al Oliver, Fred Patek, Bob Robertson, Bob Moose, Dock Ellis, Dave Cash, Manny Sanguillen and Richie Hebner. Ex-m+.
Winning Bid $61
Lot 306. 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series Press Pin. Balfour produced this pin, which has the Pirates’ mascot above Three Rivers Stadium. Nm-m to mint. The pin has a needle-post back. Led by Roberto Clemente, voted the Series MVP, the Pirates defeated the Baltimore Orioles in seven games.
Winning Bid $138
Lot 307. 3 Pittsburgh Pirates Figurines – Sports Impressions Clemente and Wagner, Hartland Clemente. The Roberto Clemente and Honus Wagner figurines, both issued in 1989, are mint in their original boxes. Each is approximately 7” tall, excluding the wood base. The Clemente figurine is No. 2,924, and the Wagner, No. 359. Both are from limited editions of 5,000. The Clemente statue has a facsimile autograph on the base. Each comes with a Sports Impressions Certificate of Authenticity. The 1990 Hartland figure, which stands 7” tall excluding the length of the bat, also is mint in the original box. An insert notes that Hartland issued this statue without a base. The original box has a photo of Clemente on the outside, and it is in the box used for shipping it. Three impressive figurines of the two greatest Pittsburgh Pirates!
Winning Bid $75
Lot 308. 30 Autographs of Pittsburgh Pirates Including Bonilla. These signatures are on Autographed Ball Co. contracts. Since 1947, the company has produced facsimile-signed, souvenir baseballs, or “Autoballs,” for sale at ball parks. Each contract has five signatures of the player, four used in manufacturing the Autoballs. Each autograph has been neatly written. The contracts are signed by Bobby Bonilla, a four-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger Award recipient with the Pirates; Adrian Brown, an outfielder with the Pirates from 1997-2002; Emil Brown, an outfielder 1997-2001; Mike Brown, a part-time right fielder in 1985 and 1986; Stanton Cameron, an outfielder and first baseman who played for Pittsburgh minor league teams in 1994 and 1995; and Steve Carter, an outfielder who appeared in 14 games in 1989 and 1990.
Winning Bid $61
Lot 309. 15 Pittsburgh Pirates Game-Used Bats from the 1990s and Early 2000s. Our consignor obtained these bats from a former Bucco ball boy. Each shows significant game use, most are cracked and several have damage to the back of the barrel. Almost all have the player’s uniform number on the knob, the end of the barrel, or both. Each has the player’s name imprinted on the barrel. Here is the list, including each player’s year(s) with Pittsburgh: Mike Benjamin (1999-2002), Adrian Brown (1997-2002), Jose Castillo (2004-07), Ronny Cedeno (2009-11), "Sweet" Lou Collier (1997-98), Wil Cordero (2000), Midre Cummings (1993-97), Freddy Garcia (1995-99), Jody Gerut (2005), Pat Meares (1999-2001), Abraham Nunez (1997-2003), Joe Oliver (1999), Kevin Polcovich (1997-98), Mark Smith (1997-98), Enrique Wilson (2000-2001), and one we cannot identify. Stix, Marucci and Big Game each manufactured one bat, and Rawlings, three. The rest are from Louisville Slugger. Add this game-used lumber to your collection, or take advantage of the break-up value of 15 major league bats!
Winning Bid $100