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Negro League Signed/Unsigned Treasure Chest of Baseballs & Flats with 1979 Reunion Ball Signed by S. Paige

Lot Number 871

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Extensive coverage of the bygone Negro Leagues is provided with this collection of signed and unsigned memorabilia. Comprised of baseballs, lithographs, posters, photos, a statue, programs and a variety of flats, this encompassing assortment features better grade materials and generally high quality autographs including many top stars. Detailed description on our website.

The complete list of included items is as follows:


Multi-Signed baseballs:


1979 Reunion ball with full photo LOA from JSA: Spalding OML #1 ball (EX-MT) with (17) signatures average (“7-8”) unless noted, with: (11) HOFers: “Cool Papa” Bell, Willard Brown (“4-5”), Leon Day, Larry Doby with “AL 47”, Bob Feller (“5-6”), “Judy” Johnson with “HOF 75”, Monte Irvin (signed over label stamp), Effa Manley, “Satchel” Paige, “Turkey” Stearnes with “1923-1941”, Hilton Smith; and (6) key notables: Lou Dials, Josh Gibson Jr, “Nap” Gulley, “Buck O’Neil with ”1979”, Ted Page, Toni Stone


(4) With Auction LOA from JSA: 1.) ONL/Giamatti ball (NM) with (5) autographs average (“8-9”) with Jimmie Crutchfield with “Col.”, Monte Irvin, Lester Lockett, Ted Radcliff with “Double Duty”, and Willie Wells; 2.) OML/Selig ball (NM-MT) with (11) autographs average (“8-9”) with Sam Allen, Clifford Layton and Pete Venable; 3.) Rawlings Pirates logo ball (EX-MT) with (5) autographs average (“8-9”) with Wilmer Fields and Willie Pope; 4.) Negro Leagues logo ball (NM) with (6) autographs average (“4-5”) due to fading with “Buck” O’Neil



Single-Signed baseballs:


(6) With JSA basic certs/stickers: Bill Cash (“9”) with “Ready, Phila Stars 1943-1950” on an OML/Selig ball (NM-MT); Leon Day (“9”) on an ONL/Giamatti ball (NM); Lou Dials (“8-9”) on an ONL/White ball (NM); Larry Doby (“9-10”) on an OAL/Budig ball (NM); “Buck” Leonard (“9”) with “HOF 72” on an OAL/Brown ball (NM); “Double Duty” Radcliff (“9”) on an ONL/White ball (NM)


(2) With auction LOA from JSA: Ernest Burke (“5-6”) on a Negro Leagues logo “fotoball” with photo/bio/stats; “Minnie” Minoso (“9”) with “Cuban Comet”



Multi-Signed lithograph prints:


1995 Negro League Legends with full photo LOA from JSA: 24x30 (NM-MT) LE #56/1,200 signed by artist Ron Lewis with (20) autographs average (“9-10”) with: HOFers: Monte Irvin, “Buck” Leonard; and keys: Joe Black, Gene Benson, Wilmer Fields, “Nap” Gulley, Sam Jethroe, “Buck” O’Neil


1998 Queen and Her Court with auction LOA from JSA: 36x24 (NM) LE #247/1,000 signed by artist Ron Lewis with (8) autographs average (“9-10”) with Mamie Johnson and Ted Radcliff




Posters (all with auction LOA from JSA):


1996 The Negro Leagues 20x24 (NM) LE #26/1,000 signed by artist Christopher Paluso with (9) autographs average (“9-10”) with Sam Jethroe, Monte Irvin, Mamie Johnson and “Buck” O’Neil


2006 New York Times 22x28 (EX) signed by George Shuba (“9”) with “Shotgun”  



Photos (all with auction LOA from JSA):


(3) 8x10 Signatures all (“9”) photos average (EX-MT) with: Josh Johnson, Andy Porter, Pedro Sierra


(3) 8-1/2 x 11” signatures all (“9”) photos average (EX-MT) with: Jim Robinson, Pedro Sierra, Ted Toles


19x16 (EX-MT) with (6) autographs average (“9-10”, (1) lesser) with Lionel Hampton and Verdell Mathis with “Lefty”



Other flats (all with auction LOA from JSA, materials average EX to NM unless note): (3) 1993-1996 Bank checks (average VG-EX) with payee endorsements, all (“9”) with: Leon Day, (2) Ted Radcliff; (6) yellow HOF plaque postcards average (“9”) with Ray Dandridge and (5) player’s wives; (3) postcards average (“9”) with Bill Cash and (2) Wilmer Fields; (2) trading cards average (“8”) with Sam Allen and Jim Robinson; (2) tribute cards average (“9-10”) with Mahlon Duckett/(4) others and (1) unknown; (3) business cards average (“9”) with Dennis Biddle, Sean Gibson and Clifford Layton; (1) 3x5 index card with George Altmar (“9”); (1) FDC with Judy Johnson (“8”); (1) photo card with Bill Greason (“9”); (1) large cut with Wilmer Fields (“9”); (1) 8x10 photo signed on the back by Dennis Biddle (“9”) with “Base”; (5) programs signatures average (“9-10”) with: (4) single-signed: Leon Day, Mrs. Leon Day, “Buck” O’Neil, (1) unknown; and (1) multi-signed with (3) autographs: Rachel Robinson, Linda Paige Shelly and (1) undetermined



Pedro Sierra “Negro League Legends” statue in original box signed on the statue base (“8”) and the box front (“9”) with auction LOA from JSA



Also present are (18) unsigned items average (NM) with: (3) Perez-Steele postcards; 1946 East-West All-Stars panorama reproduction photo; reproduction 1946 Negro Baseball yearbook; 2007 Virginia Sports HOF program; (2) postcards; Harold Gould tribute card; and (9) photo/article reproductions






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