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CMIZ5290
08-14-2013, 03:49 PM
I'll get the ball rolling, mine is Bob Feller's 1937 High School senior class ring. I actually debated about selling it, but I'm glad I didn't....

dapro
08-14-2013, 06:06 PM
Mine is a 1960 world series teams signed ball. Got players from both Yankees and Pirates.

Runscott
08-14-2013, 06:09 PM
Good question. Not sure, but I know which piece I would keep if I had to part with all but one: bat used in 1911 games against the Chicago Giants and KC Giants. I've shown the bat and label before, but here's the knob. The bat's owner was a local star semi-pro catcher and was hired by a local town to catch when Leland's Chicago Giants visited. He didn't get any hits that day.

Exhibitman
08-14-2013, 06:10 PM
Either this poster of my cousin:

http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/images/websize/Miller%20Poster%201.jpg

Or the contract for his 1951 Ringside card, courtesy of Topps Vault:

http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/images/websize/1951%20Ringside%20Contract%20Miller.jpg

Or this poster from one of his fights:

http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/images/websize/Miller%20Ross%20Poster.jpg

z28jd
08-14-2013, 06:29 PM
The bat William Bendix took home from the Babe Ruth Story

perezfan
08-14-2013, 06:32 PM
Probably this, because it's Cincinnati related. I can actually remember marveling at it as a little kid... Check out those prices :eek:

bobfreedman
08-14-2013, 06:43 PM
Mine would have to be the Braves (full headdress) Stanford Pottery piece. I hunted for this for 5 years before I found it

Rob D.
08-14-2013, 06:56 PM
 
http://www.net54baseball.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=20561&stc=1&d=1276597218

Leon
08-14-2013, 07:20 PM
If photos are memorabilia I guess this is it. It's the only thing on my office wall...

ngrow9
08-14-2013, 07:30 PM
I've shown it before, but here's mine:

ksfarmboy
08-14-2013, 07:54 PM
This is mine. My dad sacrificed some of his best postcards from his collection so that I could trade for this.

Great items everyone. Love the Crosley sign and Rob that ring is amazing. Who's ring was it again?

khkco4bls
08-14-2013, 08:33 PM
I would have to say my hand painted 1880s mary gregory lemonaide set which had 3 lefty, 3 righty batters. Missing 1. How this hand blown glass made it till now is amazing.

batsballsbases
08-14-2013, 10:15 PM
Well I sold a few of my prized pieces for a son in Med School but for now it has to be my 1977 munson World Series Jersey. Thank God only 1 more year to go!!!:D:D

batsballsbases
08-14-2013, 10:22 PM
Mine would have to be the Braves (full headdress) Stanford Pottery piece. I hunted for this for 5 years before I found it

Bob,
Great pieces! But it looks like your wife photo bombed the pieces!:eek::eek::D:D

bobfreedman
08-14-2013, 11:03 PM
Good catch, I didn't even notice that until you mentioned it

Bob,
Great pieces! But it looks like your wife photo bombed the pieces!:eek::eek::D:D

GaryPassamonte
08-15-2013, 06:48 AM
Kevin- I love it!

GrayGhost
08-15-2013, 07:30 AM
I'm not on you guys level with your amazing stuff due to financial reasons, but I LOVE my Brooklyn Dodgers Clem Labine framed display.

scooter729
08-15-2013, 08:11 AM
It actually hasn't even arrived yet since I just 'won' it at auction, but I have a feeling this will become an instant favorite once it gets here.

1935 American League scroll, with 179 signatures....

Bugsy
08-15-2013, 08:40 AM
1947 St. Paul Saints uniform (the cap and stirrups are not in the photo).

CMIZ5290
08-15-2013, 09:33 AM
If photos are memorabilia I guess this is it. It's the only thing on my office wall...

Wow, great piece Leon!

slidekellyslide
08-15-2013, 09:56 AM
I would have to say my 1912-1916 scrapbook/photo album put together by Max Townshend (Nebraska Indians baseball player/Husker Football QB).

<a href="http://s22.photobucket.com/user/nudan92/media/Nebraska%20Indians%20Baseball%20Team/DSC01963.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/nudan92/Nebraska%20Indians%20Baseball%20Team/DSC01963.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo DSC01963.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s22.photobucket.com/user/nudan92/media/Nebraska%20Indians%20Baseball%20Team/DSC01966.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/nudan92/Nebraska%20Indians%20Baseball%20Team/DSC01966.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo DSC01966.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s22.photobucket.com/user/nudan92/media/Nebraska%20Indians%20Baseball%20Team/DSC01968.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/nudan92/Nebraska%20Indians%20Baseball%20Team/DSC01968.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo DSC01968.jpg"/></a>

bobfreedman
08-15-2013, 09:59 AM
Awesome Horner piece Leon!!

Runscott
08-15-2013, 10:20 AM
Amazing stuff. I love that Fed League ball - any idea who the pitchers were?

It's possible that you could find a ticket for that game. I have two Fed League tickets.

aquarius31
08-15-2013, 10:23 AM
Great thread and some amazing pieces! This is my favorite one. It is a complete newspaper from a very obscure publication and depicts the Excelsior Club with James Creighton. According to a very reliable, respected source there is only one other copy of the NY Sporting Gazette and it's in the Met. This particular woodcut has previously been mistaken with the well known NY Clipper one which predated it by 2 years.

baseballart
08-15-2013, 10:30 AM
This is a great thread, enjoy reading it with a cup of coffee and a Muffin

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/216/522693829_40ad8698ed_z.jpg

packs
08-15-2013, 10:30 AM
This postcard was mailed by Walter Johnson to his friend on June 19, 1908 between games in Detroit and Cleveland. I believe it is amongst the earliest known Johnson signatures and was sent during his second Major League season:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m294/madjams/WalterPC_zpsf959772d.jpg

Runscott
08-15-2013, 10:37 AM
If that had been a full Johnson signature, we would have had an incredible battle :)

Great score!

packs
08-15-2013, 11:16 AM
Haha I'll take what I can get with The Big Train. That ohnson would have cost me the Walter J I'm sure.

My second most prized piece:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m294/madjams/Honus.jpg

ngrow9
08-15-2013, 11:19 AM
Amazing stuff. I love that Fed League ball - any idea who the pitchers were?

It's possible that you could find a ticket for that game. I have two Fed League tickets.

Thanks! Here's the box score from the game. Dickson pitched for Pittsburgh, Watson for Chicago. I also have a copy of the game story from the Chicago Tribune at home with a few more details.

It would be great to find a ticket from the game, I never thought of that to be honest. I've got a couple Federal League tickets, but both are complimentary passes, not specific game tickets.

pariah1107
08-15-2013, 11:41 AM
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GrayGhost
08-15-2013, 01:58 PM
LOVIN this thread. Keep em coming. ;)

David Atkatz
08-15-2013, 07:15 PM
What may be the oldest game-used Yankee cap in private hands: Marty McHale, 1913:

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j245/datkatz/1913captop.jpg (http://s82.photobucket.com/user/datkatz/media/1913captop.jpg.html)

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j245/datkatz/1913capside.jpg (http://s82.photobucket.com/user/datkatz/media/1913capside.jpg.html)

Nashvol
08-15-2013, 07:33 PM
The Yankees cap is unbelievable. I mean, I believe it, but what an awesome thing to own!

GrayGhost
08-15-2013, 08:34 PM
The Yankees cap is unbelievable. I mean, I believe it, but what an awesome thing to own!

:):) wow for sure on the Cap

Scott Garner
08-15-2013, 08:51 PM
This postcard was mailed by Walter Johnson to his friend on June 19, 1908 between games in Detroit and Cleveland. I believe it is amongst the earliest known Johnson signatures and was sent during his second Major League season:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m294/madjams/WalterPC_zpsf959772d.jpg

I LOVE that postcard! :)
That's an incredible piece, IMHO.

71buc
08-15-2013, 10:27 PM
I have posted this one before. Nonetheless, this autographed Clemente night poster is near the top of a very short list for me. The signature measures almost seven inches across.

Mark
08-15-2013, 10:33 PM
I have posted this one before. Nonetheless, this autographed Clemente night poster is near the top of a very short list for me. The signature measures almost seven inches across.

Very, very nice. I believe that I was at that game but I didn't get one of those posters.

jgmp123
08-16-2013, 12:58 PM
This would have to be one of my all time favorites! It's a Ruth signed photo that I picked up from a board member. Love the "Miami style" casual photo of a "late in life"Ruth. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/17/ymavyhev.jpg

Runscott
08-16-2013, 01:23 PM
Nice,

Here he is with another Babe, same year, similar shirt. I used to own Babe Didrikson's pool cue - what I would give to have that back.

http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/04/02/50/1059367/3/628x471.jpg

kdixon
08-16-2013, 01:32 PM
Hard to pick just one. This Ty Cobb letter to Zach Wheat is one of my favorite items. They played together on the 27 A's.

Runscott
08-16-2013, 01:38 PM
Kenny, My Cobb letter is dated 5/11/59 with an arrow next to the Nevada address stating: 'After May 15th'. He must have gotten held up in Atherton, as he was still there on May 30 when he wrote yours.

kmac32
08-16-2013, 01:49 PM
I have an actuall reel to reel tape recording of many of the 1969 Cubs team doing PSA for Paul Powell and drivers safety recorded by my grandmother who was working for the Secretary of State in Illinois. Have never been able to hear it as I do not have reel to reel capability but supposedly has my grandmother telling Santo he blew his lines.

Do have the actual lines typed out on Secretary of State of Illinois letterhead.

sicollector1954
08-16-2013, 02:03 PM
Found this on line many years ago as just a negative when a company in town was cleaning out the files. Asked myself if it really could be and when it got developed--yes it was... Had it autographed before he passed away in 2009. My father--circa 1947!

jimjim
08-17-2013, 07:09 AM
Found this on line many years ago as just a negative when a company in town was cleaning out the files. Asked myself if it really could be and when it got developed--yes it was... Had it autographed before he passed away in 2009. My father--circa 1947!

Best one yet! Gotta go watch Field of Dreams now.

BBSD
08-17-2013, 06:07 PM
Tough topic.

whitehse
08-17-2013, 07:43 PM
MY favorite piece is one I picked up when I worked for the Chicago Cubs. When I say picked up I should say I dug out of the dumpster as they were cleaning out many old files. This is a team roster sheet that each player had to sign in spring training to verify that they had received their meal money for the week. This came from the files of former Traveling Secretary Bob Lewis. The signatures are much bolder than the scan suggests.

I have this narrowed down to the Spring of 1954 which would be Ernie Banks' first full season in the majors and possibly his first Spring training with the team.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/mchenrycards/baseball/cubssigs.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mchenrycards/media/baseball/cubssigs.jpg.html)

Forever Young
08-17-2013, 07:59 PM
If that had been a full Johnson signature, we would have had an incredible battle :)

Great score!

Looks like three of us would have.. I saved tha when it was at auction and held back.

David, that yankee cap is killer.

Runscott
08-17-2013, 10:10 PM
I had two Wajo autographs at the time, but it was still tough to drop out of the bidding. Glad it went to someone who's very happy with it.

mjkm90
08-18-2013, 06:09 AM
As far as I know, this is the only example of this oversized Cubs pennant from the teens :)

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q304/mjkm90/IMG_1054.jpg (http://s139.photobucket.com/user/mjkm90/media/IMG_1054.jpg.html)

yanks12025
08-18-2013, 06:58 AM
Ticket stubs from last game at old Yankee Stadium and first game at new stadium which I went with my father.

springpin
08-18-2013, 09:25 AM
Mike,

The design on your Cubs pennant would have made a great pin!

Best,

Paul

MK
08-18-2013, 02:34 PM
Difficult to pick one, but until I see another one, I pick this pin.

Scott Garner
08-18-2013, 03:01 PM
Congrats to all of you. These are really some terrific collectibles.

Not prewar, but this is still the favorite item in my collection. I have shown this before, but this is HOF'er Nolan Ryan's game used mitt from the 1989 season.
There are many reasons that I love this glove. First, it's the only known game used glove that I have ever seen in the hobby that has provenance tracing it directly to Ryan.

Best of all, The Express used this mitt en route to several career milestones in the twilight of his career:

- Ryan's was the winning pitcher in the All-Star game in Anaheim. Nolan became the oldest pitcher to get the win in the Mid-Summer classic.

- Nolan threw two 1-hitters in 1989. Additionally, he had one game with 15 K's and 2 with 13 K's

- On August 22, 1989 Ryan became the 1st and only pitcher to fan 5,000 batters. HOF great Rickey Henderson was Ryan's 5,000th K victim in front of a sellout crowd in Arlington, TX. Ryan still own this record with 5,714 K's in his career.

- On 9/30/89 Nolan became the 1st pitcher to ever have 6 300 K seasons, ending up the year with 301. Only future HOF'er Randy Johnson was able to come close, tying the record of 6 seasons with 300+ K's.

MVSNYC
08-18-2013, 05:35 PM
Some great stuff guys!...David, that 1913 Yanks cap is stunning.

Here's mine...Game Used Mickey Mantle Bat circa 1955-1958.

stewbacca
08-18-2013, 09:59 PM
I have been working on the Topps 40 years of baseball book since 1990. It now has over 660 autographs in it. Some years I get 50+ autographs in it, and some years have been under 10 a year, just depends on how motivated I am that year.

http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/plbstew/library/topps%2040%20years%20baseball%20book?sort=3&page=1

Runscott
08-18-2013, 10:25 PM
Paul, sounds great, but no-go on the links.

Lordstan
08-18-2013, 11:43 PM
Wow.
You guys have posted some great stuff.
This is such a difficult question to answer.
I've narrowed it down to 2.

Hand made frame and sig of Lou. Folk art and a nice Lou signature.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/lordstan/My%20Lou%20Gehrig%20stuff/LG-2130frame.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/lordstan/My%20Lou%20Gehrig%20stuff/LG-2130frameupclose.jpg

1927 type 1 Photo of Lou with Christy Walsh's son. The pics of Lou with kids always get me. There is something so innocent and pure about them.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/lordstan/My%20Lou%20Gehrig%20stuff/LG-1927LouwithChristyWalshJr.jpg[/URL]


As a real close runner up isn't really memorabilia in the truest sense, but you would have to kill me to take away my Kreindler.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/lordstan/Lou_Gehrig_1925_Smile_Conlon.jpg

Rickyy
08-19-2013, 02:21 AM
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i249/ricardoyo/FrischSign_zpsbc0d557f.jpg


Ricky Y

Frozen in Time
08-19-2013, 09:17 AM
Some great stuff guys!...David, that 1913 Yanks cap is stunning.

Here's mine...Game Used Mickey Mantle Bat circa 1955-1958.


Great stuff everyone!!!! Geeez, what a spectacular game-used Mantle bat!!!! Those poor baseballs - ouch!!!

Craig

7nohitter
08-19-2013, 04:32 PM
I have been working on the Topps 40 years of baseball book since 1990. It now has over 660 autographs in it. Some years I get 50+ autographs in it, and some years have been under 10 a year, just depends on how motivated I am that year.

http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/plbstew/library/topps%2040%20years%20baseball%20book?sort=3&page=1

Paul-what a great project...can you talk about the toughest one to get? Any interesting interactions? Do other players ever comment on all the autographs?

Andrew

MVSNYC
08-19-2013, 04:32 PM
Thanks Craig! yes, it's pounded, and has use on both sides of the barrel, since he was a switch hitter.

BigJJ
08-19-2013, 05:28 PM
Incredible pieces. :cool:
Great thread.

BigJJ
08-19-2013, 05:33 PM
David, please sell me that hat.

(I bug David annually to sell it and its just about the 12 month mark)

deebro041
08-19-2013, 06:36 PM
Very nice Ricky!!

stewbacca
08-19-2013, 07:23 PM
In getting the Topps 40 years book signed I have run into some tough ones to get. Jeffrey Leonard blew me off countless times as the manager of the Modesto A's but I finally broke him down when he was managing in the Western Baseball League against Chico. George Hendrick would never sign for me.

George Brett was doing a animal rescue event for Tony Larussa in Oakland one year and all of his tickets were sold out. I couldn't figure out a way to get one. So when he sat down at the signing table I asked him if he could use a soda or water or something. He asked for a Diet Coke. I went to the concession stand, got them to give me a soda for Mr Brett and handed it to him through the drapes of the signing table. I then asked if he could sign my book when he was done. He said pass it up right now and he took care of in right away. That was cool.

Meeting Joe DiMaggio with my wife was fun. Recently got Travis D'Arnoud on the same day that Zack Wheeler blew me off multiple times.

I love getting the older guys because they don't mind signing all of their cards in the book. Many of them see former teammates on the cards and start to tell stories.

WWGjohn
08-19-2013, 08:31 PM
Mine would have to be this 1880's bunting bat.

John

bwild22
08-19-2013, 08:41 PM
i am pretty sure i was punished with something that looks a lot like that!!!!

karamaxjoe
08-19-2013, 09:48 PM
One of my favorites is my Jimmy Austin White Sox jersey.

A gentleman in the UK is writing a book about the only three Welsh born players in baseball history and is using my jersey in the book. I'm not sure who the other two Welsh players were, but Austin was born in Swansea. The proposed title of the book is ‘Dragons on the Diamond’, as the dragon is one of Wales’ national emblems and features prominently on the country’s flag.

jgmp123
08-19-2013, 10:02 PM
Another piece I love is this signed meeting notes set by AJ Reach and Ben Shibe + others....picked this up from Jim Stinson with the hopes that Reach lands in the HOF one day!! http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/20/7usebydu.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/20/u3u7u9en.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/20/uda8ujys.jpg

Scott Garner
08-20-2013, 05:49 AM
One of my favorites is my Jimmy Austin White Sox jersey.

A gentleman in the UK is writing a book about the only three Welsh born players in baseball history and is using my jersey in the book. I'm not sure who the other two Welsh players were, but Austin was born in Swansea. The proposed title of the book is ‘Dragons on the Diamond’, as the dragon is one of Wales’ national emblems and features prominently on the country’s flag.

Beautiful jersey, Mike! :cool:

Runscott
08-20-2013, 12:11 PM
Here's another piece I would have a real hard time ever letting go of. The first sentence of the letter really sums up why I think it will always be the 'Walter Johnson' example in my handwritten letter collection:

Mark
08-20-2013, 01:44 PM
Here's another piece I would have a real hard time ever letting go of. The first sentence of the letter really sums up why I think it will always be the 'Walter Johnson' example in my handwritten letter collection:

A very heart rending letter from one friend to another. I'm not surprised that Milan kept it.

Hankphenom
08-20-2013, 05:06 PM
Amazing letter, Scott. I have one from Walter to Hazel in which he talks about the death of their baby daughter, Elinor. Really makes you tear up, like this one. You can tell he's still in shock by the fact that he signed "Walter Johnson" to his best friend. He was probably answering a stack of sympathy cards and signed this one like the others without thinking.

Scott Garner
08-20-2013, 05:19 PM
Here's another piece I would have a real hard time ever letting go of. The first sentence of the letter really sums up why I think it will always be the 'Walter Johnson' example in my handwritten letter collection:

Scott,
WOW! What an incredible letter!! If I owned it I wouldn't consider giving it up either.
Thanks for sharing that with us.

D. Broughman
08-21-2013, 06:36 AM
Mine would be my Game Ball from a game played between the Detroit Police and the Cleveland Police on Sept. 5, 1889.

GrayGhost
08-21-2013, 07:08 AM
Mine would be my Game Ball from a game played between the Detroit Police and the Cleveland Police on Sept. 5, 1889.

Gorgeous ball, and the Walter
letter is a Killer. what awesome stuff all

ramram
08-22-2013, 02:01 PM
I've had this about 15 - 20 years. Circa 1870's football players. The earliest football image I have seen thus far and the only football tintype that I have seen.

111102

cwazzy
08-22-2013, 02:14 PM
That football looks HUGE!

Nice stuff everyone!

JoeyF1981
08-22-2013, 06:52 PM
I've had this about 15 - 20 years. Circa 1870's football players. The earliest football image I have seen thus far and the only football tintype that I have seen.

111102

Is that a football or a watermelon!:)

martindl
08-22-2013, 08:26 PM
Here's another piece I would have a real hard time ever letting go of. The first sentence of the letter really sums up why I think it will always be the 'Walter Johnson' example in my handwritten letter collection:

Wow, just wow. What a heartbreaking letter for him to haven written. Ignoring the fact that this is Walter Johnson, it's a beautiful letter in its own right.

HRBAKER
08-22-2013, 09:15 PM
Dick Perez Original - Eddie Collins

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s172/hrbaker/Decorated%20images/155707a_lg_zps5dfc8c27.jpeg (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/hrbaker/media/Decorated%20images/155707a_lg_zps5dfc8c27.jpeg.html)http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s172/hrbaker/Decorated%20images/Image1-23-1_zps1d374b1c.jpg (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/hrbaker/media/Decorated%20images/Image1-23-1_zps1d374b1c.jpg.html)

herkyhawkeye
08-24-2013, 10:18 PM
Loving Cup from 1921 for the University of Wisconsin Football Team

Inscripted with

University of Wisconsin
Football Team
MOST USEFUL MAN
1921
Guy M. Sundt

Did a little research on Guy and he was a All Big Ten FB for Wisconsin in 1921 and honorable mention All- American. He later served on the coaching staff of the Basketball and Football teams, was the head coach of the Track team and was the Wisconsin athletic director for Wisconsin until his untimely death in 1955 from a Airplane Crash

http://wisconsincenter.org/walkoffame/126


Never seen a College Football trophy like this so early and still cannot find any info on it or anything similar. Hit a dead end. Too bad not an iowa trophy and the dreaded Badges but still pretty cool. Believe it to be the Team MVP trophy. Any help, additional info, or evidence of similar items from the time period are greatly appreciated

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a585/haydenfry2/Snapshot_20100927_2_zpsd533bac2.jpg

jsage
08-26-2013, 09:24 AM
A great grouping of ESCO coin-op machines - one of my favorite groups.
Jerry Sage

BigJJ
08-26-2013, 09:48 AM
Jerry, Awesome

bcbgcbrcb
08-26-2013, 09:49 AM
Great stuff, Jerry. I would love to have a couple of those but my apartment space is too limited........

jsage
08-26-2013, 06:43 PM
Great stuff, Jerry. I would love to have a couple of those but my apartment space is too limited........

They do not take up much room: cool:
You can email direct jssage24@yahoo.com
Jerry

JeremyW
08-26-2013, 07:10 PM
This is my most prized.

esd10
08-27-2013, 07:56 AM
my favorite is my 1910 phila athletics world series cabinet photo with a letter from sid c keener director of the baseball HOF

blackandgold
08-27-2013, 02:37 PM
My most cherished item is a jersey that my dad wore as a kid when he played for his "town team" in the late 1940's. That FRENCHVILLE jersey hangs proudly between my SI posters of Bill Mazeroski and Gene Alley in my man cave.
:D

sporteq
09-07-2013, 08:07 PM
Maybe the best baseball piece today.. haha

1906 Chicago White Sox Imperial Cabinet

Small chip in the left edge.. photo itself flawless!! MINT?

http://oi44.tinypic.com/2hph890.jpg


Regards,

aL

CMIZ5290
09-08-2013, 07:32 PM
Jeremy....sweet piece!!

gnaz01
09-08-2013, 07:44 PM
My April 1902 photo of Matty at the Polo Grounds

Scott Garner
09-08-2013, 08:23 PM
My April 1902 photo of Matty at the Polo Grounds

Awesome photo Greg!

sporteq
09-08-2013, 11:08 PM
My April 1902 photo of Matty at the Polo Grounds

Superb!!

MVSNYC
09-09-2013, 04:03 PM
Greg- that is an amazing photo. i can smell the grass, and hear the crack of the bat in the background...stunning.

batsballsbases
09-09-2013, 05:43 PM
Greg,
I love it ! Beautiful picture!

thetruthisoutthere
09-09-2013, 07:59 PM
My April 1902 photo of Matty at the Polo Grounds

In the words of Jeff Spicoli "Awesome! Totally awesome!"

Scott Garner
09-09-2013, 08:05 PM
In the words of Jeff Spicoli "Awesome! Totally awesome!"

Chris,
Style points for the Fast Times at Ridgemont High reference!
One of my all time fave movies from the 1980's. You gotta love Spicoli, Mr. Hand and Judge Reinholdt's character... Classic!

gnaz01
09-09-2013, 08:20 PM
Chris,
Style points for the Fast Times at Ridgemont High reference!
One of my all time fave movies from the 1980's. You gotta love Spicoli, Mr. Hand and Judge Reinholdt's character... Classic!

I never really made it much past the Phoebe Cates scene coming out of the pool :D

Thanks all for the nice comments on the photo, but I have an equally nice one coming soon, will post when I receive it.

Mark
09-09-2013, 08:48 PM
I never really made it much past the Phoebe Cates scene coming out of the pool :D

Thanks all for the nice comments on the photo, but I have an equally nice one coming soon, will post when I receive it.

Since you brought that up, I think you owe us a photo.

gnaz01
09-09-2013, 09:02 PM
Sorry

gnaz01
09-09-2013, 09:02 PM
Since you brought that up, I think you owe us a photo.

OK Here you go (seriously though, I don't want to post it until I have it in hand, but I assure you all it will be awesome!!)

Mark
09-09-2013, 09:52 PM
OK Here you go (seriously though, I don't want to post it until I have it in hand, but I assure you all it will be awesome!!)

Thanks, although I now think that I should have asked for a gif.

Lordstan
09-09-2013, 10:37 PM
OK Here you go (seriously though, I don't want to post it until I have it in hand, but I assure you all it will be awesome!!)

She certainly is one prized piece of memorabilia!

Leon
09-10-2013, 03:12 PM
OK Here you go (seriously though, I don't want to post it until I have it in hand, but I assure you all it will be awesome!!)

But is she trimmed?

Forever Young
09-10-2013, 03:36 PM
But is she trimmed?

I'll slab her either way.

gnaz01
09-10-2013, 06:05 PM
I'll slab her either way.

Me too!!

39special
09-10-2013, 06:48 PM
I'll take her raw

bwild22
09-17-2013, 05:50 PM
I have something that I thought I would share - it was purchased from a relative of CHALMER CISSELL - this album came along with a team signed baseball from the white sox. I also got a game used hat of his when he played with cleveland - his suitcase - many on the field passes - a personal scrapbook of his life and career including charity events, box scores, babe ruth mentions, etc...it had a mini bat of babe ruth in the suitcase, some large media photos when he played with the hollywood stars amongst other info. If any of you do not know the story of CISSELL I challenge you to research him it is truly an interesting story how much Comiskey gave at the time for his rights (it was a league record) scotts had him pegged as the a cross between all the greats - from honus wagner to hornsby to whoever else.... he was in the MVP voting early in his career (after being shaky to start) but drank himself out of the league....and out of life....so poor at the end that Comiskey paid for his funeral....anyway there is some great stuff in his scrapbook too - and some of his quotes including how the burden Comiskey placed on him by paying the kings ransom for his rights was really the cause of his ruin - because he felt so much pressure to live up to it and said that since he was paid so much the White Sox never had a real chance to develop him but had to throw him in the fire from the start....

Anyway, the album that I included a few really crappy pics of has about 30 photos of the 31 white sox - these are all commissioned by Comiskey and done by George Burke whos studio stamp is on the back of the album. About 25 of the 30 photos are signed including the HOF's ......

MikeGarcia
09-22-2013, 12:37 PM
http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/2042957/view/GREENBERG.jpg



......those fantastic Burke black and whites reminded me to dig out this :

....'' GEO. BURKE
847 BELMONT AVE.
CHICAGO '' stamped on the correspondence/address post card side sideways at the top right next to the '' AZO place stamp here '' box.

Scott Garner
09-22-2013, 12:50 PM
http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/2042957/view/GREENBERG.jpg



......those fantastic Burke black and whites reminded me to dig out this :

....'' GEO. BURKE
847 BELMONT AVE.
CHICAGO '' stamped on the correspondence/address post card side sideways at the top right next to the '' AZO place stamp here '' box.

Beautiful Hank Greenberg, Mike!

thecatspajamas
09-22-2013, 03:42 PM
......those fantastic Burke black and whites reminded me to dig out this :

....'' GEO. BURKE
847 BELMONT AVE.
CHICAGO '' stamped on the correspondence/address post card side sideways at the top right next to the '' AZO place stamp here '' box.

Mike, mind if I ask the dimensions and to see a back scan of the postcard? I don't think I've seen that pose of Greenberg in a postcard format before, and would love to add the images/info to my Burke research material.

Anyway, the album that I included a few really crappy pics of has about 30 photos of the 31 white sox - these are all commissioned by Comiskey and done by George Burke whos studio stamp is on the back of the album. About 25 of the 30 photos are signed including the HOF's ......

bwild22, WONDERFUL album. Wow! I would love to see all of the photos in it as well, but if too time-consuming, could you show the stamp on the back of the album as well? It's tough finding examples of Burke's stamping that can be tied to a specific date, and this one would be early in his career photographing ball players.

Runscott
09-22-2013, 03:47 PM
Those Burke postcards are making me drool.

MikeGarcia
09-22-2013, 08:02 PM
http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/2042957/view/ORCAJOGREENBERG_001.JPG


....I've scanned it alongside a standard-sized postcard from that era to give you an idea of the dimensions : in this case the '' Orcajo Photo Art Dayton Ohio'' 1937-39 Cincinnati Reds set ; ( I used the Joltin' Joe because I love looking at it and am always trying to find an excuse to trot it out. )

...the heights are identical and the Burke Greenberg is perhaps maybe a hair narrower but only a hair .

.... I'm pretty sure Leon has one of these......won it on E-Bay two/three years ago

HRBAKER
09-22-2013, 08:50 PM
Somewhere along the way in over 30 years of collecting Cardinal stuff I ended up with this Burke of Lon Warnecke inscribed to fellow major leaguer Tot Presnell.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s172/hrbaker/AUTOS/BurkeWarnecke001.jpg (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/hrbaker/media/AUTOS/BurkeWarnecke001.jpg.html)