Important Sports Memorabilia and Cards

Sotheby's
New York

Datum der Auktion: 24.04.2008

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COLLECTION OF (10) 19TH CENTURY BASEBALL SCORECARDS (1877-84)

Collection of (10) 19th Century Baseball Scorecards (1877-84) These early dual-fold scorecards feature pre-printed lineups on the score sheet side with most displaying interesting period advertising on the obverse. Many of the 19th Century's great players are featured. Lot includes; 1877 St. Louis

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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GROUP OF (24) 1903-08 W601 SPORTING LIFE TEAM COMPOSITE PRINTS

Group Of (24) 1903-08 W601 Sporting Life Team Composite Prints Group of 24 framed and matted 1903 to 1908 Sporting Life team composites. Includes; 1903(6) - Brooklyn (Hanlon), Chicago AL, New York NL(Bresnahan, Mathewson, McGinnity, McGraw), Philadelphia AL Champions (Mack, Plank, Waddell), St

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Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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CIRCA 1910 STAHL & DEAN TY COBB CHAMPIONSHIP CUP

Circa 1910 Stahl & Dean Ty Cobb Championship Cup Manufactured by Reed & Barton, as noted along the underside, this rare trophy cup, issued by Stall & Dean, features a full-length image of Ty Cobb in a batting pose on the front (same pose as appears on his T3 Turkey Red card as well as the related

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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TY COBB AND NAP LAJOIE LOUISVILLE SLUGGER DECAL BATS

Ty Cobb And Nap Lajoie Louisville Slugger Decal Bats For the past 80 years the still family-owned Hillerich & Bradsby Company went from making butter churns to producing more than seven million baseball bats a year. During the evolution of bats from the early wagon tongues to the sleek aluminum

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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1916 CHICAGO WHITE SOX PANORAMIC TEAM PHOTO

1916 Chicago White Sox Panoramic Team Photo This extraordinary panoramic presentation photograph captures the 1916 Chicago White Sox team, including six of the future banned 1919 Black Sox players (Joe Jackson, Buck Weaver, Happy Felsch, Fred McMullin, Lefty Williams, and Eddie Cicotte). The entire

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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SCRAPBOOK WITH 1912 & 1919 WS PROGRAMS & WS TICKET STUBS (1915, 1919,...

Scrapbook With 1912 & 1919 WS Programs & WS Ticket Stubs (1915, 1919, 1922, 1956) & More Belonging to lifelong baseball fan John Dineen, this scrapbook contains a 1912 Red Sox World Series Program (vs. Giants); 1912 WS Game 1& 3 Tickets; 1915 Series Tickets from Games 1, 2 and 3 at the Phillies

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Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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CHRISTY MATHEWSON 1925 SIGNED CONTRACT AS PRESIDENT OF BOSTON BRAVES

Christy Mathewson 1925 Signed Contract As President Of Boston Braves The greatest pitcher in Giants' history, Christy Mathewson was an idol to his fans. A clean-cut, well spoken gentleman, Mathewson was a rare breed in the early days of 20th century baseball. The right-hander won more games than any

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Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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CHRISTY MATHEWSON 1924 TYPED SIGNED LETTER AND ENVELOPE

Christy Mathewson 1924 Typed Signed Letter And Envelope Executed on Boston Braves letterhead and signed in his capacity as that teams president, this letter from Christy Mathewson addresses a pending contract to Robert Smith and calls upon Smith to demonstrate "...in a real major league infield that

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Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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CHRISTY MATHEWSON SIGNED BASEBALL

Christy Mathewson Signed Baseball In an era when ballplayers were known as hard living, hard drinking rouges, the college educated, fair haired and handsome Mathewson was the idol of millions. His articulate, dignified persona contrasted a fierce competitiveness on the mound that made him arguably

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Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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CY YOUNG SINGLE SIGNED BASEBALL

Cy Young Single Signed Baseball This unofficial American Association ball features the signature of the player who won 511 major league games and has his achievement reprised annually when the Cy Young Awards are given to the season's best pitchers. Young's thick black ink signature is as strong as

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Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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1920S SPALDING FIGURAL BASEBALL TROPHY "THE FIELDER"

1920s Spalding Figural Baseball Trophy "The Fielder" This 1920s Spalding "Fielder" Trophy displays the carefully crafted image of a fielder as he reaches for the incoming baseball. The figure, produced by Dieges & Clust, stands 10-1/2"-tall and weighs 11 lbs. Etched at the side of the thick base are

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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MEL OTT'S 30TH CAREER HOMERUN SIGNED BASEBALL FROM 1929

Mel Ott's 30th Career Homerun Signed Baseball From 1929 The significance of this baseball lies not only in the fact that it was clouted by Mel Ott for his 30th home run of the 1929 season, but also that it displays as one of the finest Ott single signed balls ever seen. Ott's rare full name "Melvin

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Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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HONUS WAGNER SINGLE SIGNED BASEBALL

Honus Wagner Single Signed Baseball Honus Wagner has become a collecting icon through a combination of true greatness and mythical circumstance. Even to those unfamiliar with the history of our National Pastime, his name has come to bear a connotation of importance. This "Ohio Professional League

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Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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EXTRAORDINARILY LARGE 1925 WORLD CHAMPION PITTSBURGH PIRATES TEAM PHOTOGRAPH

Extraordinarily Large 1925 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates Team Photograph Stunning clarity and focus characterize this oversized 27" by 36" team photo of the 1925 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates. The 1925 Pirates stumbled out of the gate, starting out 6-11, a full 6.5 games behind the New York

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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TRIS SPEAKER, TY COBB, BABE RUTH AUTOGRAPH DISPLAY

Tris Speaker, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth Autograph Display This trio of baseball immortals share the distinction of being honored among the inaugural class of inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. This display incorporates a jovial image of Speaker, Cobb, and Ruth in 1928. This year is confirmed

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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1929-30 TY COBB SIGNED GEORGIA HUNTING LICENSE FRAMED WITH ORIGINAL PH...

1929-30 Ty Cobb Signed Georgia Hunting License Framed With Original Photograph Ty Cobb's uncanny business acumen, which included a long and prosperous relationship with the Coca Cola Company, allowed him to retire from baseball a rich man. This enabled his unbridled pursuit of his other great

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Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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1952 TY COBB HANDWRITTEN 9-PAGE LETTER WITH OUTSTANDING BASEBALL CONTENT,...

1952 Ty Cobb Handwritten 9-Page Letter With Outstanding Baseball Content, With Envelope, Plus Notebook full of Photos (Including Ruth) Ty Cobb's 9-page letter, handwritten in typical green ink, is the centerpiece of a three-ring binder filled with a number of newspaper clippings and black and white

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Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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TY COBB SINGLE SIGNED BASEBALL

Ty Cobb Single Signed Baseball Ty Cobb is remembered as much for his intimidating demeanor as his legendary batting accomplishments. In 1936, despite an enduring reputation as the meanest player in the game, Cobb became the leading vote-getter among the first group to be elected into the brand new

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Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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TY COBB'S CUSTOM GOLF CLUB PRESENTED TO HIM BY THE DETROIT TIGERS UPON...

Ty Cobb's Custom Golf Club Presented to Him By The Detroit Tigers Upon His Retirement in 1926 Ty Cobb finally called it quits after 22-years as a Detroit Tiger in November of 1926. It is widely believed that the impetus behind the move was the threat of a gambling scandal involving Cobb and Tris

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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1927 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS SIGNED BASEBALL

1927 Philadelphia Athletics Signed Baseball As the Athletics formed a core group of talent around Al Simmons, Jimmie Foxx and Mickey Cochrane, in 1927, Connie Mack acquired Ty Cobb from the Detroit Tigers to help show his young players how to win. The move helped the A's post a solid 91-63 record

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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RUBE WALBERG'S 1930 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD POC...

Rube Walberg's 1930 Philadelphia Athletics World Championship Gold Pocketwatch This fine 14k gold pocket watch was manufactured by J.E. Caldwell, Phila. and presented to Rube Walberg for his contribution to the Philadelphia Athletics 1930 World Championship. Lettering encircled on the face in place

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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BABE RUTH SINGLE SIGNED BASEBALL

Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball A very large and bold black ink version of Babe Ruth's coveted signature appears on the sweet spot of this Spalding Official Standard League baseball. The unused, slightly off-white surface of the baseball provides an ideal medium, with the autograph being displayed

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Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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BASEBALL SIGNED BY BABE RUTH & LOU GEHRIG

Baseball Signed By Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig In spite of the darkly toned surface of this black and red stitched ball, Babe Ruth's dark black ink signature projects boldly from the sweet spot in dark black ink (7/10). On the north panel, Lou Gehrig's autograph appears, fully legible (4/10), but to a

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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TOM ZACHARY'S 1924 WORLD SERIES WASHINGTON SENATORS VS. NEW YORK GIANTS...

Tom Zachary's 1924 World Series Washington Senators Vs. New York Giants Panoramic Photo Before the 1924 season, Walter Johnson announced that he would be winding down after seventeen years as the major league's premier pitcher. At age 37 "The Big Train's" engine was finally slowing. To this day, the

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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WALTER JOHNSON SINGLE SIGNED BASEBALL DATED MARCH 12, 1931

Walter Johnson Single Signed Baseball Dated March 12, 1931 Kansas-born Johnson was the AL's premier pitcher in his day, although he played the whole of his career for the lowly Senators. Not an overnight success, it wasn't until his third major league season (1909) that he turned his career around

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Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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1932 CHICAGO CUBS SIGNED BASEBALL, BAT, PHOTOGRAPH AND STUBS

1932 Chicago Cubs Signed Baseball, Bat, Photograph and Stubs In the past 100 years, the Cubs have only made it to the World Series seven times, losing all, the last in 1945. Their last true heyday was from 1929-1945, when they were NL champions five times. Ironically, their first manager from

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Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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1933 WHO'S WHO IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL BOOK SIGNED BY 30 INCLUDING RUTH,...

1933 Who's Who In Major League Baseball Book Signed By 30 Including Ruth, Gehrig And 13 Other Yankees Who's Who in Major League Baseball, published by Buxton Publishing of Chicago in 1933, was the first in a series of annuals emphasizing biographical and statistical information of contemporary major

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Schätzpreis: 18.000 $ - 24.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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BASEBALL SIGNED BY BABE RUTH AND LOU GEHRIG ON SAME PANEL

Baseball Signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig on Same Panel This red and black stitched Spalding baseball boasts the rare feature of having the autographs of the greatest slugging duo in baseball history displayed on the same panel. Each blue fountain pen signature merits a 7/10 rating in terms of

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Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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1934 US TOUR OF JAPAN TEAM SIGNED BASEBALL

1934 US Tour of Japan Team Signed Baseball Never was the arrival of a traveling baseball exhibition more celebrated than when Babe Ruth led a team of American "All-Stars" to Japan in 1934. Making the only overseas trip of his career, Ruth proved that his charisma knew no cultural boundaries

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Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008

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TOMMY BRIDGES 1934 DETROIT TIGERS AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING AND...

Tommy Bridges 1934 Detroit Tigers American League Championship Ring And Photo One of the more uniquely designed and seldom seen rings of the era, Bridges' 1934 AL Championship ring features a detailed tiger in relief clutching a blue center stone (in replacement of original diamond). A shield at the

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Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 24.04.2008