Lot 277. KDKA-TV Pittsburgh Pirates 1983-84 Advertising Set of 13 Oversized Baseball Cards. This set consists of oversized cards with Bowman, Topps, Fleer and Goudey images on the front, and advertising for the Pirates Television Network on the back. There are individual cards of Clemente (1967 Topps, 6 ¾” x 9 ½”) vg-ex, Ralph Kiner (1953 Bowman, 6 ¾” x 10 1/16”) ex, Willie Stargell (1964 Topps, 6 11/16” x 9 3/8”) g-vg, Pie Traynor (1933 Goudey, 6 11/16” x 8”) vg, Paul Waner (1934 Goudey, 6 ¾” x 8 ¼”) ex+ and Honus Wagner (1909-11 E90-1 American Caramel, 6 ¾” x 10 ½”) . Also, seven connected cards, each 6 ¾” x 10”, with 1984 Donruss fronts – Tanner, Candelaria, Madlock, Tekulve, Dale Berra, Ray and Thompson. Vg-ex.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 306. 5 Ralph Kiner 1970s-80s Checks – Each Signed Three Times. Dated from 1979-88, these checks, from the Hall of Famer’s “Kiner’s Korner” radio interview program, are made out to Kiner by Kiner, signed by him on the front, and endorsed by him on the back. The autographs are nm-m 8 or mint 9. Two checks have heavy bank stamps on the front, and three have stamps that are light or very light. Two autographs on the back are unaffected or very slightly affected by a bank stamp. Fifteen autographs by the natural born slugger, who passed away in February. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $61
Lot 331. Autographs of Garagiola, Haddix, Burdette, Dom DiMaggio and Bob Prince. Dom DiMaggio’s signature is nm-m 8 to mint 9 on a 7” x 9” b&w 1950 print from Wide World Photos. Joe Garagiola, Harvey Haddix and Lou Burdette autographed 8” x 10” photos; the Haddix photo is in color, and the two others are b&w. Nm-m 8 and better autographs. Haddix also signed 1962 Topps card #67 (nm-m 8 autograph), and Bob Prince autographed a page from a program for a Norfolk Sports Club event (nm-m 8 to mint 9 autograph). Kevin Keating authenticated the signatures. Six autographs.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 478. 17 8” x 10” B&W Photos Signed by 1930s-50s Pittsburgh Pirates. The autographs are mint 9 and gem mint 10 by Tony Bartirome, Russ Bauers (died 1995), Hank Borowy (d. 2004), Joe Bowman (d. 1990), Hank Camelli (d. 1996), Johnny Dickshot (d. 1997), Bob Dillinger (d. 2009), Hal Finney (1991), Elbie Fletcher (d 1994), Frank Gustine (d. 1991), Forrest “Woody” Jensen (d. 2001), Danny Kravitz (d. 2013), Claude Passeau (d. 2003), Stan Rojek (d. 1997), Jim Russell (d. 1987), “Rip” Sewell (d. 1989) and Gus Suhr (d. 2004). Except for Bartirome, all of these Pirates are deceased. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $61
Lot 479. 15 Autographs on an ONL Ball - Mostly 1967 Pirates – Joe L. Brown, Mazeroski, Etc. The sweet spot of this Warren Giles baseball is occupied by the owner’s name and a notation concerning a game. Bob Robertson, Bill Mazeroski and Manny Jimenez autographed the north panel; Joe L Brown (Pirates general manager), Mateo Alou, Donn Clendenon, Juan Pizzaro, Maury Wills and ElRoy Face, the south; and Manny Mota and Andre Rodgers, the west. Bob Oldis, Jose Pagan, Willie Davis and one other are on the east. Oldis was coaching in this period, and Davis was with the LA Dodgers. The ball’s owner lived in Fort Myers, FL, and the autographs likely were applied at a spring training game. The signatures are nm 7 and better, and the ball is ex-m+. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 480. Joe L. Brown and Nellie King Autographed Photos. Personalized signatures of the Pirates general manager and the 1950s relief pitcher and later, broadcaster. King’s autograph is nm-m 8 on a 5” x 7” b&w photo, and Brown’s, ex 5 on an 8” x 10” b&w photo that is creased. King pitched for the Pirates from 1954-57 and was part of the organization’s broadcast team from 1967-75. Brown served as general manager from 1955-76 . During his tenure, the Pirates won two world championships. The two men passed away in 2010 within four days of each other. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 481. Willie Stargell Single-Signed ONL William White Baseball. Mint 9 to gem mint 10 sweet spot autograph authenticated by Kevin Keating. The ball is nm-m with a tiny (1/16”) scuff-like imperfection above the autograph. Stargell’s Hall of Fame career included selection as an All-Star seven times, an N.L. MVP Award, and two home run and World Series championships. He was only 61 when he died in 2001.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 482. Willie Stargell Autographed 8” x 10” Color Photo. 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 mint 9 to gem mint 10. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 483. 10 Pittsburgh Pirates Autographs – Bartell, Groat, Lynch, Smith, Etc. These autographs are on various media. Dick Bartell (died 1995) signed a 1983 Big League Collectibles Original All-Stars card. The signature is nm 7. Bob Dillinger (d. 2009) autographed an index card (nm-m 8 to mint 9) and an 8” x 10” b&w photo (mint 9). On a lined page of paper, Dillinger also wrote the answers to several questions from a fan. The autographs of Dick Groat and Jerry Lynch (d. 2012) are nm-m 8 on a scorecard from their Champion Lakes Golf Club. Signatures of Tedd Gullic (as Tedd, d. 2000) and Harry Gumbert (d. 1995) are at the end of short notes on lined paper. Mint 9 signatures. Jim Russell (d. 1987) placed a large gem mint 10 autograph on an 8” x 10” b&w photo. Hal (Harold Laverne) Smith, who pitched for the Pirates from 1932-35, signed a Rowe postcard and a note to a correspondent. The autograph on the photo is nm-m 8, and on the note, gem mint 10. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 484. Pirates Memorabilia – 1943 Program, 1960 Ad and Stuart Book Covers, and a 1969 Book. The 1943 program is neatly scored in pencil for a game at Forbes Field between the Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals. In the July 15 game, Pittsburgh’s Bob Klinger pitched a complete game as the Pirates defeated the Cardinals and Stan Musial, 4-3. The 16-page program is ex. A Canada Dry red and white 3.25” x 6.5” paper banner marks the Pirates’ 1960 world championship season with the “Beat ‘em Bucs!” slogan. Mint. Three 1960 Dick Stuart book covers are in an unopened package labeled “Book Covers of Your Favorite Stars.” Nm-m. Finally, a 36-page softcover publication provides a history of Forbes Field and the Pirates. Extensively illustrated, it is titled “Forbes Field 60th Birthday: 1909-1969 Pittsburgh Pirates Picture Album.” Ex+, 8.25” x 11” format.
Winning Bid $35