Home Plate: A Private Collection of Important Baseball Memorabilia
CHRISTIE'S

Home Plate: A Private Collection of Important Baseball Memorabilia

16.12.2020 10:00 UTC +01:00
CHRISTIE'S
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CHRISTIE'S
8 King Street, St. James's
SW1Y 6QT London
United Kingdom
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July 6, 1878 Cleveland Forest City vs Tecumseh BBC Trophy Ba... July 6, 1878 Cleveland Forest City vs Tecumseh BBC Trophy Ba... July 6, 1878 Cleveland Forest City vs Tecumseh BBC Trophy Ba...
Lot 1 July 6, 1878 Cleveland Forest City vs Tecumseh BBC...
Price:  $ 3 250 Sold
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July 6, 1878 Cleveland Forest City vs. Tecumseh BBC Trophy BaseballEarly figure eight style baseball in period maroon paint has hand-drawn gilt over red lettering listing the game score and date of July 6, 1878. Overall condition is very fine retaining excellent original surface. Originated from the...
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Pair of 1878 Manchester vs Tecumseh Trophy Baseballs Pair of 1878 Manchester vs Tecumseh Trophy Baseballs Pair of 1878 Manchester vs Tecumseh Trophy Baseballs
Lot 2 Pair of 1878 Manchester vs Tecumseh Trophy Basebal...
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Pair of 1878 Manchester vs. Tecumseh Trophy BaseballsLot of (2) Tecumseh BBC trophy baseballs to include: May 6, 1878 Rochester BBC vs. Tecumseh and May 15, 1878 Manchester BBC vs. Tecumseh. Early figure eight style baseballs in period maroon paint have hand drawn gilt over red lettering listing the...
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Scarce 1903 Boston Red Sox and Royal Rooters World Series ph... Scarce 1903 Boston Red Sox and Royal Rooters World Series ph... Scarce 1903 Boston Red Sox and Royal Rooters World Series ph...
Lot 3 Scarce 1903 Boston Red Sox and Royal Rooters World...
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Scarce 1903 Boston Red Sox and Royal Rooters World Series photographIncredibly rare albumen mounted image depicting the Boston Red Sox team posed at Pittsburgh during the inaugural 1903 World Series. Boston players are positioned seated in front row wearing full uniforms, including Hall of Fame memb...
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1905 World Series Panoramic Photograph 1905 World Series Panoramic Photograph 1905 World Series Panoramic Photograph
Lot 4 1905 World Series Panoramic Photograph
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1905 World Series Panoramic PhotographPrinted photographic image of the second game from the 1905 World Series played at the Polo Grounds between the Philadelphia Athletics and New York Giants. The photograph was issued as a supplement premium within the Reach Baseball Guide for 1906 as marked at th...
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1911 World Series Panoramic Photograph 1911 World Series Panoramic Photograph 1911 World Series Panoramic Photograph
Lot 5 1911 World Series Panoramic Photograph
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1911 World Series Panoramic PhotographPrinted photographic sepia tone rendering of the October 14, 1911 World Series game played between the Philadelphia Athletics and the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds, New York City. Image shows game action in play with titling at bottom right margin. Issued ...
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Lot 6 Exquisite "Take me Out to the Ball Game" Baseball ...
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Exquisite "Take me Out to the Ball Game" Baseball Decorative Music Box c.1920sOrnate silver-plated figural music box is composed of an oversized baseball shaped compartment atop a diamond shaped base with crossed bat decoration above an engraved "W". The lid to the baseball compa...
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Winchester Sporting Goods Co Advertising Triptych Display c1... Winchester Sporting Goods Co Advertising Triptych Display c1... Winchester Sporting Goods Co Advertising Triptych Display c1...
Lot 7 Winchester Sporting Goods Co Advertising Triptych ...
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Winchester Sporting Goods Co. Advertising Triptych Display c.1920sThree-panel cardboard advertising display for Winchester Sporting Goods depicting an assortment of period baseball equipment flanking a central baseball player graphic. Color lithographic imagery presents beautifully with some expecte...
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Scarce Christy Mathewson 1913-14 World Tour Souvenir Pennant... Scarce Christy Mathewson 1913-14 World Tour Souvenir Pennant... Scarce Christy Mathewson 1913-14 World Tour Souvenir Pennant...
Lot 8 Scarce Christy Mathewson 1913-14 World Tour Souven...
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Scarce Christy Mathewson 1913-14 World Tour Souvenir PennantExceedingly rare original souvenir pennant issued in promotion of the 1913-14 World Tour of the Chicago White Sox and New York Giants. The tour was organized by Charles Comiskey and John McGraw, with marked significance as the first time th...
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Historic April 20, 1912 Fenway Park Inaugural Opening Day Pa... Historic April 20, 1912 Fenway Park Inaugural Opening Day Pa... Historic April 20, 1912 Fenway Park Inaugural Opening Day Pa...
Lot 9 Historic April 20, 1912 Fenway Park Inaugural Open...
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Historic April 20, 1912 Fenway Park Inaugural Opening Day Panoramic PhotographAuthor John Updike once noted "Fenway Park is a lyric little bandbox of a ballpark. Everything is painted green and seems in curiously sharp focus, like the inside of an old-fashioned peeping-type Easter egg." On...
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Scarce 1922 Christy Mathewson Autographed Photograph Scarce 1922 Christy Mathewson Autographed Photograph Scarce 1922 Christy Mathewson Autographed Photograph
Lot 10 Scarce 1922 Christy Mathewson Autographed Photogra...
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Scarce 1922 Christy Mathewson Autographed PhotographDated August 31, 1922, original 3 ½" x 5 ¾" candid image picturing Mathewson throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at Saranac Lake in New York. Signed in black fountain pen, "Best Regards to Michael Astrub from Christy Mathewson"...
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Significant July 11, 1914 Babe Ruth First Major League Game ... Significant July 11, 1914 Babe Ruth First Major League Game ... Significant July 11, 1914 Babe Ruth First Major League Game ...
Lot 11 Significant July 11, 1914 Babe Ruth First Major Le...
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Significant July 11, 1914 Babe Ruth First Major League Game "Lineup Card" (Tommy Connolly Collection) (PSA/DNA)On July 11, 1914 Tommy Connolly, along with umpire O'Loughlin, presided over a game played between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Naps at Fenway Park in Boston. The gam...
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1916 Red Sox World Series Team Cabinet Photograph with Babe ... 1916 Red Sox World Series Team Cabinet Photograph with Babe ... 1916 Red Sox World Series Team Cabinet Photograph with Babe ...
Lot 12 1916 Red Sox World Series Team Cabinet Photograph ...
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1916 Red Sox World Series Team Cabinet Photograph with Babe RuthSepia tone 5"x7" image of the Champion Red Sox remains on its original 9"x11" cabinet mount, which lists the Red Sox players and team name at top and bottom. Players include Carrigan, Hooper, Barry, Pennock, and a yo...
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Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox photograph c1980s (PSA/DNA Type IV)... Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox photograph c1980s (PSA/DNA Type IV)... Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox photograph c1980s (PSA/DNA Type IV)...
Lot 13 Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox photograph c1980s (PSA/DN...
Price:  $ 1 375 Sold
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Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox photograph c.1980s (PSA/DNA Type IV)Sepia tone 5"x7" image of Ruth standing in Red Sox uniform with hands at hip printed from duplicate negative. Blank back with small pencil numeric inscription and minimal overall wear. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA (Type IV)5 x 7 in.
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Significant Edward Maynard Boston Red Sox Photographic Archi... Significant Edward Maynard Boston Red Sox Photographic Archi... Significant Edward Maynard Boston Red Sox Photographic Archi...
Lot 14 Significant Edward Maynard Boston Red Sox Photogra...
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Significant Edward Maynard Boston Red Sox Photographic Archive and Autographed Guest Register c.1915-16 (Ex-Draper & Maynard Collection)Important and unique original archive with relation to the Boston Red Sox World Championship team of the 1915 and 1916 seasons, including Babe Ruth. The archive...
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Scarce and Important Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Era Profession... Scarce and Important Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Era Profession... Scarce and Important Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Era Profession...
Lot 15 Scarce and Important Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Era ...
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Scarce and Important Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Era Professional Model Baseballl Bat c. 1916-18 (PSA/DNA 9.5) (Connie Mack/Philadelphia Athletics Bat Boy Provenance)In 1914, the heralded and yet unbridled young player by the name of Babe Ruth made his Major League debut with the Boston Red Sox. Ruth h...
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Very Fine Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Photograph c1918 (PSA/DNA... Very Fine Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Photograph c1918 (PSA/DNA... Very Fine Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Photograph c1918 (PSA/DNA...
Lot 16 Very Fine Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Photograph c191...
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Very Fine Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Photograph c.1918 (PSA/DNA Type I)Unique and striking sepia tone 7 ½" x 9 ½" original image picturing Ruth standing on the field with his Red Sox teammates in full uniform. Ruth is standing at center with another gentleman in non-MLB uniform who appears t...
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Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox photograph (PSA/DNA Type II) Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox photograph (PSA/DNA Type II) Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox photograph (PSA/DNA Type II)
Lot 17 Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox photograph (PSA/DNA Type ...
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Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox photograph (PSA/DNA Type II)Black and white 6 ½" x 8 ½" image depicting a youthful Babe Ruth standing in Boston Red Sox uniform c.1916-18. Photo is stamped on the reverse by International News Service (1930-40s date stamp) with additional period pencil notations. F...
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Lot 18 "First Five" National Baseball Hall of Fame Class ...
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"First Five" National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 1936 Cooperstown Bat Company Display SetLimited edition set of five bats as issued by Cooperstown Bat Company to commemorate the inaugural inductee class of 1936. Bats each feature decorative images of Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Christy Mathews...
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Very Fine 1939 Baseball Hall of Fame Inaugural Inductees Aut... Very Fine 1939 Baseball Hall of Fame Inaugural Inductees Aut... Very Fine 1939 Baseball Hall of Fame Inaugural Inductees Aut...
Lot 19 Very Fine 1939 Baseball Hall of Fame Inaugural Ind...
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Very Fine 1939 Baseball Hall of Fame Inaugural Inductees Autographed Baseball (PSA/DNA)The offered baseball has been signed by seven of those original eleven attending inductees to include Ruth, Collins, Wagner, Speaker, Sisler, Johnson and Mack. The signatures generally present in outstanding high ...
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Significant Christy Mathewson Single Signed Baseball: A Surv... Significant Christy Mathewson Single Signed Baseball: A Surv... Significant Christy Mathewson Single Signed Baseball: A Surv...
Lot 20 Significant Christy Mathewson Single Signed Baseba...
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Significant Christy Mathewson Single Signed Baseball: A Surviving Attributed Benefit Auction Exemplar c.1918-24 (PSA/DNA)Christopher Mathewson began his career in the humble blue collar town of Factoryville, PA. His athletic success continued as he attended Bucknell University where he played baseba...
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Superlative Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball c1940s: Elite C... Superlative Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball c1940s: Elite C... Superlative Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball c1940s: Elite C...
Lot 21 Superlative Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball c1940...
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Superlative Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball c.1940s: Elite Condition Specimen (PSA/DNA 8 NM-MT)The surviving population of Babe Ruth autographed baseballs is relatively strong due in equal part to Ruth's enduring iconic status and his willingness to interact with his adoring fans. That populat...
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Connie Mack Single Signed Baseball (PSA/DNA 75 NM+) Connie Mack Single Signed Baseball (PSA/DNA 75 NM+) Connie Mack Single Signed Baseball (PSA/DNA 75 NM+)
Lot 22 Connie Mack Single Signed Baseball (PSA/DNA 75 NM+...
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Connie Mack Single Signed Baseball (PSA/DNA 7.5 NM+)Stunning near-white Harridge AL baseball presenting in unused condition with virtually no mentionable wear. Sweet spot has been signed by Mack in blue fountain pen, remaining very bold and distinct rating 8 out of 10. Includes full LOAs from JSA an...
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Rare GC Alexander Single Signed Ball (PSA/DNA 8 NM-MT) Rare GC Alexander Single Signed Ball (PSA/DNA 8 NM-MT) Rare GC Alexander Single Signed Ball (PSA/DNA 8 NM-MT)
Lot 23 Rare GC Alexander Single Signed Ball (PSA/DNA 8 NM...
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Rare G.C. Alexander Single Signed Ball (PSA/DNA 8 NM-MT)Lightly toned Frick NL baseball signed across the sweet spot by legendary Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander. Black fountain pen signature flows nicely across the sweet spot rating 9 out of 10. Ball has only a few very minor areas ...
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Rare Tris Speaker single signed baseball Rare Tris Speaker single signed baseball Rare Tris Speaker single signed baseball
Lot 24 Rare Tris Speaker single signed baseball
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Rare Tris Speaker single signed baseballLightly toned Harridge AL baseball signed by "The Gray Eagle" who patrolled the outfields of Boston and Cleveland earning him a selection as one of the inductees at the 1939 inaugural event at the Hall of Fame. Fountain pen signature across the sweet...
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Extraordinary Cy Young Single Signed Baseball (PSA/DNA 7 NM)... Extraordinary Cy Young Single Signed Baseball (PSA/DNA 7 NM)... Extraordinary Cy Young Single Signed Baseball (PSA/DNA 7 NM)...
Lot 25 Extraordinary Cy Young Single Signed Baseball (PSA...
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Extraordinary Cy Young Single Signed Baseball (PSA/DNA 7 NM)Cream color Frick NL baseball featuring a prominent black fountain pen signature of the most revered pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball. Signature is evenly bold across a side panel and rates 8/9 out of 10. The ball shows only ...
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Ty Cobb Single Signed Baseball c1920s: Scarce Playing Career... Ty Cobb Single Signed Baseball c1920s: Scarce Playing Career... Ty Cobb Single Signed Baseball c1920s: Scarce Playing Career...
Lot 26 Ty Cobb Single Signed Baseball c1920s: Scarce Play...
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Ty Cobb Single Signed Baseball c.1920s: Scarce Playing Career Example (PSA/DNA 6.5)The Georgia Peach didn’t just make an impact entering the American League in 1905: he blew the doors off the barn. Cobb instilled fear in pitchers from his first season of 1905 through his final campaign in 1928, comp...
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Walter Johnson Single Signed Baseball: Dated on the 50th Bir... Walter Johnson Single Signed Baseball: Dated on the 50th Bir... Walter Johnson Single Signed Baseball: Dated on the 50th Bir...
Lot 27 Walter Johnson Single Signed Baseball: Dated on th...
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Walter Johnson Single Signed Baseball: Dated on the 50th Birthday of the Big TrainLight to moderately toned/soiled Harridge AL baseball which has been signed on the side panel by Johnson in blue fountain pen. Johnson has also written a notation, "Nov. 6, 1887-1937" indicative of his 50th b...
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1915 Eddie Collins Single Signed Baseball to Umpire Tommy Co... 1915 Eddie Collins Single Signed Baseball to Umpire Tommy Co... 1915 Eddie Collins Single Signed Baseball to Umpire Tommy Co...
Lot 28 1915 Eddie Collins Single Signed Baseball to Umpir...
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1915 Eddie Collins Single Signed Baseball to Umpire Tommy ConnollyExtremely scarce Eddie Collins single signed baseball which was inscribed to noted American League umpire, and fellow Hall of Fame member, Tommy Connolly. Lightly toned B. Johnson AL baseball signed and inscribed in black fountain pen...
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George Sisler Single Signed Baseball George Sisler Single Signed Baseball George Sisler Single Signed Baseball
Lot 29 George Sisler Single Signed Baseball
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George Sisler Single Signed BaseballCrisp, unused Giles NL/Western League baseball signed across the sweet spot by 1939 Inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame inductee George Sisler. Signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Ball itself is very clean with attractive dual stampings from both NL and Western League pres...
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Lot 30 John "Honus" Wagner Single Signed Baseball c1940s
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John "Honus" Wagner Single Signed Baseball c.1940sCream colored Reach "Official League" baseball which has been signed on a side panel by Honus Wagner. Black fountain pen autograph displaying Wagner's classic penmanship rates 7 out of 10, with very fine display qualities. Th...
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