Auction season is approaching again. Mastro Auctions has revealed some of the contents in their Classic Collector sale slated for later this month.
Mastro Auctions will conduct its third Classic Collector sale later this month with over 1800 items heading for the auction block, nearly all with minimum bids of $100.
“The input we have received indicates that these sales are looked forward to as much as our Premier sales,” said Doug Allen, president of Mastro Auctions. “That feedback is further strengthened by consistently great auction results and a steady stream of top notch consignments.”
Bidding, conducted entirely over the internet, will begin on October 8 and conclude on October 24 and 25. Specific highlights include:
Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig Signed Ball
At 8-1/2"-diameter and 4-1/2 ounces, it is smaller than the average baseball. The ball is signed by "Murderers Row" legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. This unofficial "Junior League" sphere features red-and-black alternating laces and black fountain tip pennings.
1956 Boston Red Sox Team Signed Ball
OAL (Harridge) ball signed by 22 members of the ’56 Fenway squad.
1930 Chicago Cubs Team Signed Ball (26 Signatures) Including Cuyler,
Hornsby and Hack Wilson
ONL (Heydler) ball signed by 26 members of the 1930 squad.
1951 Multi Signed Old-Timers Ball (22 Signatures) Including Foxx,
Grove and Frank Baker
Along the seams of the stamped side of this ONL (Frick) ball there appears the handwritten notation, "Old Timers Night Aug – 29 – 51 Phila Shibe Park." The ball was signed by 22 participants in that contest.
1956 New York Yankees World Champions Team Signed Ball (25 Signatures) Including Mantle, Dickey and Stengel
This OAL (Harridge) baseball projects 25 Yankee signatures in blue ballpoint.
2005 Chicago White Sox World Champions Team Signed Balls (72 Balls, Each With 26 Sigs.)
Complete Case of Six Dozen Official W.S. Balls
VINTAGE BASEBALL CARDS
1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle – PSA NM-MT 8
1925 Exhibits Ty Cobb – SGC 80 EX/NM 6
1914 Cracker Jack #88 Christy Mathewson – SGC 40 VG 3
1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel Frank Chance – SGC 50 VG/EX 4
1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets #4 Roger Bresnahan – SGC 60 EX 5
1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle – PSA NM-MT 8
1952 Topps #407 Eddie Mathews Rookie Card – PSA EX 5
1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinets #872 Honus Wagner
1912 E300 Plow’s Candy Johnny Bates – PSA EX 5
1909-11 E90-1 American Caramel Eddie Collins – PSA EX 5
1959 Topps #387 Don Drysdale – SGC 96 MINT 9
1909-11 T206 White Border Boss Schmidt, Throwing – PSA NM-MT 8
1963 Topps #340 Yogi Berra – PSA MINT 9 "1 of 1"
1914 Cracker Jack #99 Frank Chance – PSA VG-EX 4
1954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle – PSA NM-MT 8
UNOPENED PACKS, CASES AND BOXES
1956 Topps Baseball Unopened One-Cent Wax Pack – GAI Gem Mint 9.5
GAME USED BASEBALL BATS
Mickey Mantle Signed Louisville Slugger Bat
The offered Hillerich & Bradsby "K55" signature model weapon is signed by Hall of Famer switch-hitter Mickey Mantle.
Babe Ruth 1946 Twice-Signed Personal Check – PSA/DNA NM-MT 8
The 8-1/2" 3-1/8" check is drawn on Ruth’s personal account at the Chase National Bank’s Broadway and 73rd St. branch in New York City. It is hand-dated "July 30, 1946," and made out by hand to "Cash" in the amount of "($) 50.00."
Jackie Robinson 1968 Signed Letter
This heartfelt letter thanks the addressee for support shown "at a time when we are facing a most serious family problem … I have faith that with God’s help we will come through this crisis." Typewritten on a single 7-1/4" x 10-1/2" sheet of Robinson’s personal letterhead, the missive is dated March 15, 1968, and boldly signed "Jackie Robinson" in blue ballpoint
Frank "Home Run" Baker Signed Black and White Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard – PSA/DNA MINT 9
Encapsulated and assessed "Authentic" by PSA/DNA, with signature graded MINT 9. The bottom-border signature "J. Franklin Baker" is in blue ballpoint. Artvue plaque 1953-55; apparent VG/EX condition with peripheral faults and a spot of mounting residue on the back. Baker, a 1955 inductee, passed away in 1963.
Mel Ott Signed 1939-46 "Salutation" Exhibit Card – PSA/DNA MINT 9
An obverse signature "Mel Ott," in vintage pencil, projects brilliant strength and clarity. The card reflects apparent VG/EX condition. Ott, a 1951 Hall of Fame inductee, passed away in 1958.
Circa 1930 Chicago Cubs Signed George Burke Photo (4 Signatures) Including Hack Wilson and "Gabby" Hartnett
Circa 1925 Christy Mathewson News Service Photograph from the Jane
MISCELLANEOUS BASEBALL ITEMS
July 17, 1941 Framed Scored Program Ending Joe DiMaggio’s 56 Game Hitting Streak
For better than six decades, Joe DiMaggio’s record 56-game hitting streak has stood virtually unchallenged. Offered here is a framed display showcasing the scorecard from that historic night. Purchased and scored (in pencil) by one of the 67,463 patrons that day, the guide features two scoring grids—one of which draws all attention, showing three ground outs (one for a double play) and a walk on the line of Yankee cleanup hitter DiMaggio.
April 30, 1939 Official Yankee Stadium Program from Lou Gehrig’s 2,130th Consecutive Game – The Final Game of Gehrig’s Career
There were 23,712 fans at Yankee Stadium on April 30, 1939 when the Washington Senators beat the New York Yankees, 3-2. Some fans left after a downpour in the bottom of the seventh with the Yanks, who had been held hitless until the sixth, ahead, 1-0. When play resumed, the Senators scored three times in the eighth to take a 3-1 lead. Lou Gehrig was up in the bottom of the eighth with one out and runners on first and second, but he made the second out. As he walked back to the Yankee dugout, with bat in hand, no one realized that the "Iron Horse," the Yankees first baseman in all 2,130 games the team had played since June 1, 1925, would never come to the plate again. Offered is a scorecard from that game, his last.
1919 Cincinnati Reds World Series Program – Game 1
A tangible memento of the infamous 1919 World Series is this 48-page, 9" x 12" program, dispensed at Game 1 in Cincinnati. A missing back cover (accompanied by some small edge tears on the front cover), a neatly detached centerspread, and lightly penciled scorecards are the item’s condition issues. The penciling in the box scores indicates that this program was purchased at Game 1, when Cicotte struck Cincinnati’s leadoff hitter to indicate to the gamblers that the series fix was on.
GAME USED BASEBALL EQUIPMENT
Bob Hale 1959 Baltimore Orioles Game Worn Home Jersey – MEARS A-10
Manny Mota 1975 Los Angeles Dodgers Signed Game Worn Home Jersey- MEARS A-10
RARE FOOTBALL CARDS, ETC.
1961 Topps #166 Jack Kemp – PSA MINT 9
1969/70 Topps #25 Lew Alcindor Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8
1935 National Chicle #22 "Shipwreck" Kelley – PSA NM-MT 8
1959 Topps Unopened Cello Pack with Jimmy Brown on Top – GAI NM-MT+
BASKETBALL AND HOCKEY MEMORABILIA
1962 Wilt Chamberlain 100-Point Game Program
1911/12 C55 Hockey Players Complete PSA-Graded Set (45)
Hockey Superstars Signed Pucks Collection (4) Including Gretzky, Howe, Hull and Mikita
1969/70 Topps PSA-Graded Partial Set (63/132) Including Orr, Howe and