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1918-Modern Baseball Memorabilia Collection with Joe DiMaggio Autographed Plate & Greenberg Cut

Lot Number 885

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Dealer Alert! This charged up compilation of 1918-Modern baseball memorabilia is loaded with desirable collectibles. Containing a nice mix of vintage originals and high quality reproductions including autographs, books, photos, soda bottles, baseballs, Babe Ruth items and unique display pieces this lot is an instant collection. Highlighting this eclectic assortment are a Joe DiMaggio signed plate, a 2011 SP Legendary Cuts Hank Greenberg autograph, a 100th Anniversary Babe Ruth porcelain card set and a rare 1918 Pep Red Book of Sports with a nice Honus Wagner cover photo. More on our website.

In general the items in this collection present in high quality condition including many unused pieces, lesser quality details will be noted in the ensuing list. The complete list of included items is as follows:

Highlight items:

Bradford Exchange collector’s plate “The Streak” #4910/5000 signed in gold marker by Joe DiMaggio, like new in original box & packaging

2011 SP Legendary Black Cut Signatures card Hank Greenberg autograph #7/8 framed with sepia toned Greenberg photo in 14x17 frame. Frame is in solid condition with small scattered nicks.

1995 Thomas R. Andrews Sports Authority Babe Ruth (4) piece 1933 Goudey porcelain replica card set #174/2873 in unused condition with original box & packaging.

Vintage 26oz. Moxie soda bottle with Ted Williams on label in very nice condition, bottle is full with nice cap which shows moderate wear.

Other Babe Ruth items:

1996 Remarkable Moments 8x10 encased photo with audio module “talking” 8x5 display base, unused in original box & packaging with papers.

1995 Schneidereit Ruth Collection 100th Anniversary cut crystal display piece with 3” x 4-1/2” photo of Ruth showing a boy how to swing a bat.

1995 100th Anniversary baseball in display case with facsimile signature on the sweet spot and reproduction of 1931 cotract.

Other soda bottles:

Vintage 7oz. “A Dodger Beverage” empty bottle with nice red label showing minor soiling a one small chip, cap is labeled “Dodger Grape” and is solid though it shows aged appearance with moderate oxidation.

Vintage 10oz. “Players” empty bottle without cap in moderately worn condition, the handsome label features a player over a baseball.

(2) 1980s 7oz. “Ted’s Root Beer” full bottles with caps in like condition with color images of Williams.


Extremely rare (possibly one of a kind) Pep, the Red Book of Sports for Red-Blooded Readers by Appy nice cover with Honus Wagner photo, tape repair on spine and handwritten inscription on first page dated 1918.

Baseball Individual Play and Team Strategy by Jack Combs former A’s pitcher and Duke coach with prefaces by Grantland Rice and Connie Mack who states “this is the first book of its type”, 1945 6th printing, clean and solid with minor spine wear.

Babe Ruth by Tom Meany in very nice shape with great photos, pencil marks on first page, 1951 edition.

Famous American Athletes of Today by Frank Waldman very nice high quality with clean dust jacket and beautiful cover graphics, 11th Series.

Famous American Athletes of today by Charles Johnson in solid condition with lightly frayed dust jacket and great cover graphics, minor foxing at front and back.

Daguerreo Types of Great Stars of baseball published by C.C. Spink & Sons, moderate spine wear, copyright 1951.

Daguerreo Types of Great Stars of Baseball, better grade with small tape repair at bottom of spine, copyright 1961.

Official World series records 1903-1969 published by The Sporting News, nice shape with typical pen marks on first page.

Balance of collection:

Recent 3x3 Honus Wagner patch with moderate wear.

Vintage 8” baseball player doll with celluloid head in white uniform with blue accents, high grade.

Modern unused 5-1/2” x5-1/2” pewter Yankee Stadium replica with wood base in original box.

1994 Rawlings World Series ball unused in original box.

Vintage Graham Special with printed “American league” on the sweet spot unused in original box with top flap detached.

Kinetico Inc. #100 series lamp with coil baseball batter figure, unique piece in very nice condition however label is detached from underside of base and two plastic detached head requires easily accomplished glue repair.

Un-credited photo album with 8-1/2” x 11” photos labeled “Plates” #1-25 with many Ruth, Gehrig & Foxx.

Vintage 12x12 handkerchief extremely nice with four youth player images on brown background with white and blue accents.

Scarce 1910s 6x8 notebook cover with Honus Wagner photo in 10x12 matting, distinct image in well-worn condition.

1961 NY Yankees repro team photo in like new grade.

G.S. Mascagni of Stockton, CA. 13x4 “Big Hit” zinfandel grapes box label, beautiful colors and graphics with two small notches on top edge.

Recent Mickey Mantle bat, ball & card mounted display measuring 45” high x 4” wide x 5” deep, featuring photo ball with facsimile signature on sweet spot, worn color Mantle image on bat and modern baseball card.

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