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Vintage Photo of the Day: Mel Ott, Teen Big Leaguer

1927 Mel Ott photograph New York Giants

An original 1927 news photo of a very young Mel Ott helps lead off RMY Auctions’ July event.

Photo of the Day: Mel and Lou Before the 1936 World Series

1936 World Series Lou Gehrig Mel Ott

Two of the game’s most feared sluggers would meet in the 1936 World Series with this RMY Auctions image capturing Lou Gehrig and Mel Ott before Game 1.

Vintage Photo of the Day: Card Playing Giant Hall of Famers

Mel Ott Carl Hubbell New York Giants 1934

Do baseball players play cards anymore?  Years ago they did—a lot.  Our Vintage Photo of the Day from RMY Auctions is this wire service photo from 1934 showing several members of the New York Giants in the middle of a game of poker. Carl Hubbell and Mel Ott, two Hall of Famers, are pictured along […]

Cool History: Autographed WWII Era Giants Bat Includes Rare Ott Signature

ottbat1

The World War II era New York Giants signed a bat that’s been well preserved. It’s the only autographed Mel Ott bat PSA authenticator John Taube has ever seen.

Reward Now Offered for Return of Stolen Mel Ott Bat

Game used Mel Ott bat

JT Sports is now offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the recovery of an expensive Mel Ott bat stolen at this year’s National.

ALERT: $48,000 Mel Ott Game Bat Stolen at NSCC

Game used Mel Ott bat

A collector who lost a recently purchased 1930s game bat once in the hands of one of baseball’s most feared sluggers is hoping someone might know who took it or where it is.

1934-36 Batter Up Cards Offer Unique Challenges

Batter Up wrapper

Start with die cuts, add in color tint variations and a large quantity of big names and the 1934-36 Batter Up issue from National Chicle is definitely unique. Might they be a little underpriced too?

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Review

Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Base Pujols

Box buster Rich Klein is off the DL and making up for lost time. How did he do with his box of the popular Topps throwback, Gypsy Queen?

Signed Cobb T206, Ruth Balls, Rare Photos on Block

Signed T206 Ty Cobb

Imperial Sports’ upcoming auction will include several signed items from baseball’s earliest stars.

PSA Grades Autographs for New Packaged Product

Babe Ruth, 2010 Historic Autographs HOF

A new venture has put certified, cut autographs three to a box with every player a current or former All-Star.

2010 National Chicle Baseball Short Print List Revealed

2010 Natonal Chicle Baseball

Topps National Chicle short print list includes a Hall of Fame and rookie card roll call.

Photos Starred in Hunt Auction

Ty Cobb signed photo

Vintage baseball photos continue to gain momentum as evidenced by Hunt Auctions’ last sale.