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Scott Garner
05-01-2015, 06:37 AM
I'll kick off May with a cool baseball ticket pickup.
Last night I purchased an Indians ticket with major Bob Feller significance, but so much happened in this game that really there's something for everyone that loves baseball...

1940 was a breakout year for Rapid Robert. He began the year by pitching MLB's 1st and only Opening Day no-hitter. On September 22, 1940 Feller put an exclamation point on what would certainly be one of his two best career years (the other being 1946) by winning his 27th and final game (career high).
To top it off he also homered in the game, hitting career HR # 2/8.

In 1940 Feller led the AL in virtually every category:
Bob Feller Pitching Record 1940 (Led AL in BOLD)
Year Team G GS CG SHO GF SV IP W L ERA

1940 CLE A 43 37 31 4 5 4 320.1 27 11 2.61

I mentioned that this game had something for everyone. The Indians defeated their perennial AL rival the Tigers. This game featured a literal bevvy of homers by both teams.
7 players actually homered in the game including HOF'ers Bob Feller, Hank Greenberg and "The Mechanical Man" Charlie Gehringer.
Check out the box score below. It was a crazy cool game!

Cleveland Indians 10, Detroit Tigers 5
Day

Game Played on Sunday, September 22, 1940 at Briggs Stadium
CLE A 0 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 - 10 12 0
DET A 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 - 5 8 2

BATTING
Cleveland Indians AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Chapman lf 5 1 3 1 0 0 4 0
Weatherly cf 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 0
Boudreau ss 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 4
Trosky 1b 4 2 2 1 1 0 6 0
Bell rf 5 2 2 2 0 0 1 0
Keltner 3b 4 2 1 1 0 0 2 3
Mack 2b 4 0 1 0 1 1 6 2
Pytlak c 4 0 1 3 0 1 6 0
Feller p 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 1
Totals 38 10 12 10 3 6 27 10

FIELDING -
DP: 1. Boudreau-Mack-Trosky.

BATTING -
2B: Pytlak (2,off Bridges); Bell (21,off Gorsica); Chapman (38,off Newhouser).
HR: Trosky (25,2nd inning off Bridges 0 on 0 out); Weatherly (12,3rd inning
off Smith 0 on 0 out); Chapman (4,4th inning off Gorsica 0 on 0 out); Keltner
(15,7th inning off Seats 0 on 2 out); Feller (2,8th inning off McKain 0
on 0 out).SH: Keltner (11,off Gorsica); Weatherly (8,off McKain).
GDP: Boudreau (24,off Bridges).
Team LOB: 6.

Detroit Tigers AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Bartell ss 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
McCosky cf 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 0
Gehringer 2b 2 1 2 2 2 0 3 3
Greenberg lf 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 0
York 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 10 0
Higgins 3b 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 2
Fox rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Tebbetts c 4 0 2 1 0 0 9 1
Bridges p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Smith p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Gorsica p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Averill ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Newhouser p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Campbell ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seats p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mullin ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McKain p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Sullivan ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 5 8 5 5 6 27 14

FIELDING -
DP: 1. Bartell-Gehringer-York.
E: Bartell (32), Gehringer (19).

BATTING -
2B: Tebbetts 2 (24,off Feller 2).
HR: Gehringer (10,7th inning off Feller 1 on 2 out); Greenberg (40,7th inning
off Feller 0 on 2 out).GDP: Bartell (11,off Feller).
IBB: York (2,by Feller).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING -
SB: McCosky (13,3rd base off Feller/Pytlak); Gehringer (10,2nd base off Feller/Pytlak).

PITCHING
Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO HR BFP
Feller W(27-10) 9 8 5 5 5 6 2 38

IBB: Feller (9,York).

Detroit Tigers IP H R ER BB SO HR BFP
Bridges L(12-9) 1.1 4 3 1 0 0 1 8
Smith 0.2 2 3 3 1 1 1 5
Gorsica 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 10
Newhouser 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 7
Seats 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 5
McKain 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 8
Totals 9 12 10 8 3 6 5 43

Smith faced 3 batters in the 3rd inning

Umpires: HP - Steve Basil, 1B - George Pipgras, 2B - Bill McGowan, 3B - Bill Summers

Time of Game: 2:56 Attendance: 56771

vintagesportscollector
05-01-2015, 12:22 PM
I am the excited about this collection of early Princeton baseball uniforms belonging to Richard S. Hendey, who played Varsity from 1928-1930. Collection highlighted by his varsity uniform. Purchased from his granddaughter.

Here is one pic, with a link below to more pics and other items, and more of his story.

(Our good friend Keith Javic also picked up some nice pieces from this Hendey collection.)

http://www.antiquesportscollector.com/PrincetonUni.html


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yanks12025
05-01-2015, 03:29 PM
I picked up a Joe Jackson game used bat.

GrayGhost
05-01-2015, 03:35 PM
:p:p

yanks12025
05-01-2015, 03:44 PM
No I really did pick up a Jackson gamer. He plays in the Rangers minor league system.

UnVme7
05-01-2015, 09:37 PM
He is, in fact, related to the great Joe Jackson who he was named after.

ooo-ribay
05-02-2015, 05:53 PM
No I really did pick up a Jackson gamer. He plays in the Rangers minor league system.

or maybe it was this guy:

Dave Grob
05-04-2015, 06:31 PM
Just picked up two wonderful 1930s Cincinnati Reds game used bats. The players are Billy Myers and Babe Herman. Most folks might say, nice... not thrilling but nice. For my collection these are rather significant in that Myers collected the first base hit in a major league night game and also scored the first run (24 May 1935; Crosley Field). Babe Herman hit the first home run during a major league night game (10 July 1935; Crosley Field).

Dave Grob
DaveGrob1@aol.com

perezfan
05-04-2015, 10:47 PM
Finally crossed this beauty off the want-list, with a big assist from Bob F...

WillowGrove
05-05-2015, 08:39 AM
Mark that is a beauty.

GaryPassamonte
05-05-2015, 01:15 PM
Mark- When was that produced and how many are there?

perezfan
05-05-2015, 02:15 PM
Peter:
Thanks :)

Gary:
Early to mid 1890s time-frame. Another net54 member PM'd me, stating he'd seen this very Pairpoint item featured on an 1894 Silver Catalogue. Still searching for that catalogue image, but safe to say the timing is correct.

As to scarcity, it's pretty darned rare. There was one in REA about 7-8 years ago, and Hunts has perhaps had one or two. There was another on ebay roughly 4 years ago, but the seller wanted 2 - 3 times its actual worth, and I doubt it ever sold. The only other one I've seen had an arm that was broken off, but it still sold for close to 4 figures.

It's worth noting that the same pillbox-hatted figural player was also featured on a few other Pairpoint Silver pieces of the era. I actually have the matching Thermometer, and have also seen this figural atop an ornate 1890s Baseball Trophy. So it's a very nice piece to pick up, if you're into this type of thing...

bobfreedman
05-05-2015, 02:26 PM
One of my white whales

perezfan
05-05-2015, 02:31 PM
Wow Bob! Beautiful piece... looks far better here than on ebay.

Someone took great care of that one... no tarnish, dents, etc. Just gorgeous!

GrayGhost
05-05-2015, 03:21 PM
Beautiful stuff guys

mjkm90
05-05-2015, 08:03 PM
Congratulations on an amazing addition and bargain Bob:D

mjkm90
05-05-2015, 08:05 PM
Congratulations Mark!!! I'm so pleased you found that beautiful piece. It is well suited to your amazing collection my friend:)

Finally crossed this beauty off the want-list, with a big assist from Bob F...

perezfan
05-06-2015, 12:07 AM
Thanks Mike :)

I didn't "Brock" it.... but got a pretty decent buy.

Where the hell has Brock been anyway? I miss his posts and outrageous deals. :eek:

71buc
05-06-2015, 02:00 AM
Bob and Mark those are beautiful items:eek:

It's unlikely I ill ever own a 1971 World Series ring but I will settle for this tie and cufflink set awarded to Pirate players and front office staff. I also picked up my first photo in quite awhile. I just thought it was a cool 1948 opening day Joe D. image. He is one of the few players who could make a slide look like a posed shot. Not a hair out of place...Joe D. was the epitome of 1940s cool.

Tigerden
05-06-2015, 07:05 AM
Finally crossed this beauty off the want-list, with a big assist from Bob F...

Congrats Mark! And at a pretty fair price I may add. It went for less than the one I consigned to Hunts a few years back.

GKreindler
05-06-2015, 09:09 AM
LOVE that shot of DiMaggio, Mike! That sweeping motion of the slide from left to right is absolutely killer.

Graig

Shoeless Moe
05-06-2015, 09:16 AM
LOVE that shot of DiMaggio, Mike! That sweeping motion of the slide from left to right is absolutely killer.

Graig

and I like how the home plate ump got out there, and in perfect position to make the call!

71buc
05-06-2015, 09:23 PM
Thanks Graig and Paul. Just when I think I'm done with photos one like this pulls me back in.:D

kjjavic
05-07-2015, 09:42 AM
I had an exciting week of pickups, after not adding much to my collection for a while. First I upgraded to a much larger, nicer display case. Then added a very rare 1949 Eagles game used helmet. Lastly, I picked up a 1980 NFC Champions pendant/brooch with matching cufflinks.

http://antiquesportsshop.com/NewCase.jpg
http://antiquesportsshop.com/Muha.jpg
http://antiquesportsshop.com/80NFCchamps.jpg

vintagesportscollector
05-07-2015, 10:13 AM
Very Impressive new Case, Keith, and cool helmet!

kjjavic
05-07-2015, 10:34 AM
Thanks Joe!

Teamgluck
05-07-2015, 11:03 AM
What an impressive display! I love the vintage game used helmets which are becoming very popular right now. To bad you chose the wrong Pennsylvania team :p

Scott Garner
05-07-2015, 12:35 PM
Great stuff, Keith!

kjjavic
05-07-2015, 01:14 PM
Thanks Scott and J.

ksfarmboy
05-07-2015, 02:01 PM
Looks great Keith. Where's the white and green Eagles helmet?

bigfanNY
05-07-2015, 04:09 PM
After winning an item in REA it was definitely NOT Foxx season but I was down to 3 for my 500 Home run Display and now am down to 2.

Scott Garner
05-07-2015, 05:14 PM
One sub theme in my advanced Nolan Ryan collection is to find the game used bat of every catcher that was involved in a significant career pitching milestone(s).
Once I find the bat I have had the catcher sign and inscribe their game used bat- ex. Jeff Torborg 1000th strikeout and 1st no-hitter catcher, etc.
Since most of his catchers are fairly obscure, finding a game used bat for these guys has proven to be very challenging...

Some of you that know me may have noticed that I have occasionally posted on the BST looking for a Mark Bailey bat.

This is a collecting theme that I have chased since I first got the idea in the early 1990's. I have been successful at finding a game used bat for each of these milestone catchers. The last game used bat that I needed to get signed was catcher Mark Bailey of the Houston Astros. Bailey is not a common signer, so I sent him a letter letting him know what I was working on and asked if he would sign & inscribe his game used bat. He immediately responded and said he would be glad to do it for me.

This is where things got interesting...
In 2006 I sent Bailey a really nice example of his H & B game used bat along with return postage and a very nice thank you letter.
The interesting thing is that the bat was cleverly corked (ala Slammin' Sammy Sosa).
I noted that the end had been drilled out, substance inserted (cork or ?) and the end was patched up, repainted (in black) and his uni # 6 was written over the end. Of course I made no mention of this when I sent him the bat.
Long story short, he never returned the bat even after I sent him two additional letters, one containing $$. No bat.

It's taken me 9 years to find another one, but mission accomplished.
Needless to say, I will not be sending him this one. It's a nice bat with excellent use. No cork this time though. :p ;)

vintagesportscollector
05-07-2015, 05:25 PM
That's a fascinating story Scott. I wonder if Bailey still has the bat or if he burned the incriminating evidence. :rolleyes: I bet those who corked their bats use to keep close tabs on them, so he had properly been wondering what happened to that bat for years. ;)

kjjavic
05-07-2015, 06:20 PM
Looks great Keith. Where's the white and green Eagles helmet?

Thanks Clint. The white - green wing helmet is on one of my mannequins. That mannequin is wearing a 1969 Gary Ballman game used jersey, and a pair of 1969 to 1971 Eagles game worn pants.

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/kjjavic/WhiteHelmet_zpspppbavhd.jpg

kjjavic
05-07-2015, 06:31 PM
Wow Scott - that's a cool offshoot to your collection. Congrats on finding another gamer, and sorry to hear you never got back the first one. That's a frustrating story.

vintagesportscollector
05-07-2015, 07:25 PM
Excited to cross this one off my list...(thanks to a nice trade with Keith J.)

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JoeDfan
05-07-2015, 08:52 PM
I got home today just in time to see the mailman coming down the street.
He delivered something I have been wanting for a long time - a Joe Torre game issued bat (I say issued because the seller pointed out that it didn't show much signs of use). So I am guessing it was one in the rack, or maybe he took a few swings with it at the most.
But it looks awesome in my Torre collection.

mcgwirecom
05-08-2015, 09:04 PM
Snagged this McGwire bat from the Robert Edwards Auction. I rarely can afford anything in their catalog but they made a mistake in their listing. They said since the knob was signed "sack" they assumed it was used by another player. But even though the public liked to call him "Big Mac", his teammates called him "sack". Not a well known fact. Bat shows tons of use, not cracked and is signed. Comeback year of 1992.

Shoeless Moe
05-08-2015, 10:08 PM
Snagged this McGwire bat from the Robert Edwards Auction. I rarely can afford anything in their catalog but they made a mistake in their listing. They said since the knob was signed "sack" they assumed it was used by another player. But even though the public liked to call him "Big Mac", his teammates called him "sack". Not a well known fact. Bat shows tons of use, not cracked and is signed. Comeback year of 1992.



AWESOME pickup!!! Loved Big Mac, another true beast. I know I know, but watching him hit was a thing of beauty in the late 90's. Whenever you watched him he'd hit a home run. Every time!

mjkm90
05-09-2015, 04:35 AM
Excited to cross this one off my list...(thanks to a nice trade with Keith J.)

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That is a GREAT piece Joe and a perfect addition to your amazing collection. Congrats:D

ruth-gehrig
05-09-2015, 08:44 AM
Looks to be another amazing month for great pickups. Really enjoy seeing Bobs and Marks figural pieces. Congrats to both!

Ive never come across either of these pieces. (Doesnt mean others have not ;)) The first is a cast metal bank about 6 inches tall. The Pinch Hit tobacco advertising piece is an impressive 56" long by 26" tall. Fantastic colors on this one that really pop. Apparently it was found rolled up in a paper collection that hasnt been touched in the past 40 - 50 years. Im glad to add both of these to my collection! :)

bobfreedman
05-09-2015, 12:10 PM
Great Pickup Michael, got this yesterday

MGHPro
05-09-2015, 12:35 PM
Great stuff guys. The pinch hit sign is awesome ! I've always admired the elephant poster .. It's a great cross collectible and the eye appeal is amazing
Matt

D. Broughman
05-09-2015, 03:38 PM
Atlanta Crackers

4scuda
05-09-2015, 08:01 PM
bought two tough mini bobbleheads at an auction today. Auction was in a little town in the middle of no where and i still had to battle for these. i usually like to buy in groups and sell some and keep some, so i'll be throwing the pirate on the bay.

bobfreedman
05-09-2015, 08:42 PM
The mini mascots are some of my favorites, Both are great looking

ooo-ribay
05-09-2015, 10:00 PM
You guys continue to find amazing stuff. I'm on a month and a half drought - the catalog stuff is too pricey and eBay has lately been a waste of my time.

eastonfalcon19
05-10-2015, 09:58 AM
Picked this up yesterday at an antique shop. I'm not sure if it was used as a bat rack or not but I will be displaying my bats on it. It differs from other bat racks I've seen. What does everyone think? It measures about 74inches high.

ruth-gehrig
05-10-2015, 10:31 AM
Ron looks like a great space saving bat rack. Should sit flat against a wall nicely. Are than any pegs other than at the top?

eastonfalcon19
05-10-2015, 10:36 AM
Yes there are pegs all the way down on both sides. It will sit nice against the wall.

JoeDfan
05-10-2015, 11:11 AM
That bat rack is awesome!

kdixon
05-10-2015, 12:13 PM
Nice pickups Michael and nice bat rack.

eastonfalcon19
05-10-2015, 12:26 PM
Thanks guys! Ill post pictures when it's cleaned and has bats on it.

sayhey24
05-10-2015, 05:07 PM
Great look to that bat rack Ron. Best way to tell if it was originally built to be a bat rack is that the pegs on the left side should be higher than those on the right, since the left side of the bat is thinner.

Greg

eastonfalcon19
05-10-2015, 09:21 PM
Thanks Greg. Yeah I'm going to have to take a closer look at it and see.

ooo-ribay
05-12-2015, 09:46 PM
Yes there are pegs all the way down on both sides. It will sit nice against the wall.

Why am I not seeing any pegs? :confused:

Scott Garner
05-13-2015, 06:31 AM
Not prewar, but this hat is a terrific addition to my Nolan Ryan game used collection. The thing that makes this hat special is the use. Not many of Nolan's hats enter the hobby with the use characteristics that this one displays.
This one is pretty salty. :eek: It must have originated from a few days in the season with lots of humidity...

This hat originated from one of the other advanced Ryan collectors in the hobby; a close friend of over 20 years. :)

Forever Young
05-14-2015, 12:08 AM
A big thank you to Al. Aka batsballsbases for making a nerd's fantasy come true for a day. He was gracious enough to part with this beaut. It is in very high end condition. Most importantly, I am happy to add another straight shooter to my memorabilia friend base. Thanks Al!

perezfan
05-14-2015, 12:33 AM
Al is always a great person to deal with :). Highest quality Pinbacks and memorabilia at very fair prices. That's a beautiful Gehrig! I love the sharp focus on his cap and face, and the softer focus on the body...

And congrats Scott.... Since nobody else commented on the Ryan Hat, I will...

What an epic piece of game-worn memorabilia from the No-Hit King! I love that classic Astros style, and the game-use is phenomenal. Most Ryan "gamers" look virtually new... A wonderful addition to your collection!

That said... If an Angels example ever surfaces, I might give you a run for the money :rolleyes:

71buc
05-14-2015, 02:50 AM
Scott, That Ryan hat is awesome. The monthly additions to your collection never cease to impress. Ben, that Gehrig is a piece of art.

Scott Garner
05-14-2015, 04:39 AM
Thanks Mark & Mike. This is a cool hat & it will be in hand in about a week as it is en route from Canada. I have seen the hat up close and it is awesome.

Mark, I own an Angels Ryan cap with similar use, so the next one up is yours. ;)

Benny, that Gehrig photo is awesome! Congrats!

batsballsbases
05-14-2015, 08:16 AM
A big thank you to Al. Aka batsballsbases for making a nerd's fantasy come true for a day. He was gracious enough to part with this beaut. It is in very high end condition. Most importantly, I am happy to add another straight shooter to my memorabilia friend base. Thanks Al!

Ben,
My pleasure. The photo gave me many years of pleasure I hope it will do the same for you! Ben is a true class act to deal with and Im glad the photo is in the hands of a true collector.
Mark,
Always the best, has one of the finest collections bar none! Thanks for the kind words.

Joe_G.
05-16-2015, 01:04 AM
Some of these items I’ve had for many years, but they tell a better story together. I’ve been collecting American Eagle Tobacco items for over a decade as the President, M. S. Smith, was a big supporter of the home town Detroit Wolverines. I really wish American Eagle Tobacco would have issued baseball cards to go with the many other subject matters they tackled in print and photo. Their best known baseball subject is the trade card that the Post Office recently decided to mimic with their stamp celebrating the 100 year anniversary of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (1908-2008).

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=459&pictureid=18413

I have many different varieties of their trade cards including the one here which was distributed in Escanaba, MI; a town very close to where I grew up.

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=459&pictureid=18414

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=459&pictureid=18415

Now for the new items, a pair of 1888 Calendar months. I owe a thank you to David Rosenburg for the April Calendar which has advertising on back for a NY based tobacco store (in Goodwin & Company’s back yard). The June calendar has a more interesting back; the home schedule for the World Champion Detroit Wolverines. As weak as it may be, this could be the closest I will get to finding a direct public connection between the American Eagle Tobacco Company and the Detroit Wolverines.

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=459&pictureid=18410 http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=459&pictureid=18411

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=459&pictureid=18412 http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=459&pictureid=18409

I’d very much be interested in any other American Eagle Tobacco calendars that might be out there that I might be able to study and/or make a bid to own.

71buc
05-16-2015, 04:14 PM
I went to the Mroczek Brothers auction in Renton today. http://mbaauction.com/auctions.html The Babe Ruth autographed 8X10 was purchased by a bidder at the auction for $7750 +16% premium + 10% sales tax = $9889. That seemed like a pretty high price to me but I don't collect autographs. Due to a bored 12 year old daughter ("Is it almost over dad"?) I was forced to leave half way through the catalog.:rolleyes: There were still beautiful Cobbs and a Cy Young left to be auctioned off. There were a couple of unsigned photos in the auction. I was hoping that all of the pretty autographs would be a distraction and thus allow me to get a good deal on this Type I photo of Dizzy and Daffy Dean at the 1934 World Series. That did not happen. Nonetheless, I am pleased to add what I consider to be a very pretty photo to my collection.

Kawika
05-16-2015, 08:08 PM
Was hoping the auction would fly under everyone's radar but no dice. Followed it live on the internet. Prices were phenomenal (if you were the AH). Put in around five bids but was not competitive. Aside from the 19% BP I had to factor in 12% Goods & Service Tax plus our anemic Canadian dollar. Would have loved the signed M101-2 Cobb which sold for a whopping US$7750 but I'd be out Can$12.2K. No can do.

Scott Garner
05-17-2015, 07:21 AM
Many thanks to net54's Gary Scamehorn for allowing me this great circa 1940 snapshot of Johnny Vander Meer at Wrigley Field!

eastonfalcon19
05-17-2015, 08:42 AM
Picked up these this weekend. The bat is a Kork grip, there's part of decal on there but I can't make it out. Does anybody know what the decal might be or look like? I also picked up these newspaper printing plates of the Yankees winning the WS in 1996. Nothing special there but thought they would display nice in my mancave. Thanks!

Dave Grob
05-17-2015, 11:53 AM
With the close of Heritage’s Auction, May has been a pretty good month with respect to picking up some styles for my exemplar jersey reference library.

1. c1947 Philadelphia Phillies Home Jersey: Classic short lived post-war era style by Wilson. A unique facet of construction on this jersey includes the fact that the sleeves are actually part of the body construction (not entirely unlike Raglan sleeves), lacking a joining seam across the chest and shoulder area. In addition, the underarm is without a gusset, but only features four venting holes. Lastly, the fabric panels are not a traditional front and back, but rather a left and right since the garment is joined in the rear center of the jersey. This same manner of construction can be found in Wilson jerseys provided to the Cleveland Indians in 1947 and 1948 as well.

2. 1950 Philadelphia A’s Home Jersey: Extremely rare and beautiful style. What I also love about this is it is an example of a jersey that features tagging for the manufacturer (MacGregor-Goldsmith) as well as the local distributor (Mitchell & Ness). The body of the garment features side panels and collar/sleeve areas made of typical wool blend flannel of the period, but the interior of body is a cotton/nylon durene with a much more open weave that the typical flannel products of the period. Back in 1936 Goldsmith of Cincinnati introduced a rather short lived open weave “Palm Beach” fabric. This particular “palm beach style” offering was produced by MacGregor-Goldsmith in limited numbers (not complete team orders) for teams from c1948-1950 and the teams included the Brooklyn Dodgers and Cleveland Indians, in addition to this Philadelphia A’s jersey.

3. 1954 Philadelphia A’s Road Jersey: Pretty tough one year style and the first time the team name would appear on the jerseys for the franchise. This is also the last year the A’s played in Philadelphia. Like the 1950 A’s home jersey, this features duel tagging as well for the manufacturer (MacGregor) as well as the local distributor (Pearson).

5. 1961 Los Angeles Angels Road Uniform (jersey & pants): First year team and style, and pretty tough to find from 1961.

4. 1960 Chicago White Sox Road Jersey: Nice style with sleeve “TV numbers”. Also features an example of a carry-over in manufacturers tagging by Wilson.

Dave Grob
DaveGrob1@aol.com

GregG
05-17-2015, 12:50 PM
There are more than 50 pages of mostly bare-chested locker room photographs from the 70s & 80s. There are pictures of many athletes from different sports (mostly Basketball) including; Ali, Big O, Dr. J., Hondo, Wilt, Willie Mays and many many more.

The picture of Ali looks like P. Pierce - "The Truth"

ooo-ribay
05-17-2015, 03:39 PM
^^^^ not a tattoo in sight! :D

eastonfalcon19
05-17-2015, 08:13 PM
Could anybody tell me if the K40 bat is a store model or pro model? The bat measures 33 inches and weighs 35.2 oz. Which players had decal models? Thanks for any info.

kdixon
05-18-2015, 08:31 PM
Picked up this wire photo of Zach Wheat and Frankie Frisch.

71buc
05-18-2015, 10:09 PM
Great photo!

ruth-gehrig
05-19-2015, 08:38 AM
Kenny you've got an eagle eye for Zach Wheat for sure! :) Nice pic.

I just got this 1914 Spalding Baseball Catalog that still has original shipping sleeve intact. Hard to believe over the past 100 years someone hasn't ripped it off.

Huysmans
05-19-2015, 09:28 AM
Really cool find Michael!
I doubt anyone will see another.

JoeyFarino
05-20-2015, 04:40 PM
http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq224/Blackitalian/_3%206_zpszgq8gthh.jpg (http://s450.photobucket.com/user/Blackitalian/media/_3%206_zpszgq8gthh.jpg.html)

http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq224/Blackitalian/_3%201_zpsnv29yihq.jpg (http://s450.photobucket.com/user/Blackitalian/media/_3%201_zpsnv29yihq.jpg.html)

btcarfagno
05-20-2015, 09:30 PM
1916 World Series program

http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy203/collectiblesgains/collectiblesgains080/1916_zpsl9lpqbgt.jpg

1913 Fenway ticket for Eddie Cicotte complete game victory.

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As with most of my purchases, both will be available shortly.

Tom C

GKreindler
05-20-2015, 09:50 PM
Nice pick-ups, Tom!! Man, Joseph Lannin had an amazing mustache.

yanks12025
05-21-2015, 06:29 PM
Lou Gehrig 125 store model. In almost perfect shape, strong stampings. Measures 36 inches long and not cracked

kdixon
05-23-2015, 04:29 PM
Picked up my holy grail, game used Zach Wheat bat.

pencil1974
05-23-2015, 04:50 PM
Sold my Ruth ball after I got nervous about displaying and thinking the ball was starting to change color (which it probably wasn't was just paranoid). Anyway I found something else instead that went more in line with my collection. Here is my newest Ruth auto.

Runscott
05-23-2015, 06:13 PM
One sub theme in my advanced Nolan Ryan collection is to find the game used bat of every catcher that was involved in a significant career pitching milestone(s).
Once I find the bat I have had the catcher sign and inscribe their game used bat- ex. Jeff Torborg 1000th strikeout and 1st no-hitter catcher, etc.
Since most of his catchers are fairly obscure, finding a game used bat for these guys has proven to be very challenging...

Some of you that know me may have noticed that I have occasionally posted on the BST looking for a Mark Bailey bat.

This is a collecting theme that I have chased since I first got the idea in the early 1990's. I have been successful at finding a game used bat for each of these milestone catchers. The last game used bat that I needed to get signed was catcher Mark Bailey of the Houston Astros. Bailey is not a common signer, so I sent him a letter letting him know what I was working on and asked if he would sign & inscribe his game used bat. He immediately responded and said he would be glad to do it for me.

This is where things got interesting...
In 2006 I sent Bailey a really nice example of his H & B game used bat along with return postage and a very nice thank you letter.
The interesting thing is that the bat was cleverly corked (ala Slammin' Sammy Sosa).
I noted that the end had been drilled out, substance inserted (cork or ?) and the end was patched up, repainted (in black) and his uni # 6 was written over the end. Of course I made no mention of this when I sent him the bat.
Long story short, he never returned the bat even after I sent him two additional letters, one containing $$. No bat.

It's taken me 9 years to find another one, but mission accomplished.
Needless to say, I will not be sending him this one. It's a nice bat with excellent use. No cork this time though. :p ;)

That's really cool. I remember seeing Bailey hit his first home run - a low liner over the left field fence. He did it early in the 1984 season and he had been hitting well for the first week or two. As an Astros fan we were crossing our fingers that we finally had a catcher who could hit but it all went to hell soon after, as usual.

Sorry to hear that in addition to sucking as a hitter and catcher, he also appears to be a jerk.

eastonfalcon19
05-24-2015, 11:18 AM
Flea market finds from this morning. 1928 Philadelphia A's team supplement and a Vic Wertz professional model bat.

JoeyFarino
05-24-2015, 02:14 PM
Sold my Ruth ball after I got nervous about displaying and thinking the ball was starting to change color (which it probably wasn't was just paranoid). Anyway I found something else instead that went more in line with my collection. Here is my newest Ruth auto.


Glad it ended up in your collection. Enjoy it!

pencil1974
05-24-2015, 02:37 PM
Thanks Joey!

doug.goodman
05-24-2015, 06:05 PM
Police Gazette centerfold from October 4, 1919 with members of both WS teams.

Scott Garner
05-26-2015, 06:49 PM
May continues to be a great month for world class pickups.
Here is my latest, a game used baseball from Nolan Ryan's 2nd career no-hitter on 7/15/73 at DET.

Ryan fanned 17 in this game and, according to Nolan himself, this was his best pitched game in the big leagues.
Tigers Norm Cash pranked the futility of trying to hit off of Nolan by arriving to the plate with a table leg instead of a bat with two outs in the bottom of the 9th. Home plate umpire Ron Luciano had him get rid of the table leg and replace it with a real bat, but not before it got a laugh out of everyone that was in on the gag. It didn't matter because Cash immediately grounded out to end the game. The Detroit Free Press interviewed several of the hometown Tigers after the game. Tigers skipper Billy Martin stated that "Ryan had everything" that night. Nolan's 2nd no-hitter in as many months in 1973 ranks right up there as arguably one of the most dominating game's ever pitched.

This ball came from the private collection of one of the most advanced Ryan collectors, and close personal friend, and hasn't re-entered the hobby in perhaps 15+ years. It originated directly from one of the camera men that worked Ryan's 2nd no-hitter game and saved a ball that was fouled off a Ryan pitch that ended up in the camera well. He was fortunate enough to get Nolan to sign the ball after the game... :cool:

Here are a few other items that I have in my collection related to Nolan's 2nd no-hitter game. The game used catchers mitt was used by Nolan's Angels battery mate Art Kusnyer in the early innings of this game. Kusnyer switched catchers mitts after the third inning when he developed a fairly substantial tear in the mitt's pocket from Ryan's supercharged heater that day.

39special
05-26-2015, 07:05 PM
May continues to be a great month for world class pickups.
Here is my latest, a game used baseball from Nolan Ryan's 2nd career no-hitter on 7/15/73 at DET.

Ryan fanned 17 in this game and, according to Nolan himself, this was his best pitched game in the big leagues.
Tigers Norm Cash pranked the futility of trying to hit off of Nolan by arriving to the plate with a table leg instead of a bat with two outs in the bottom of the 9th. Home plate umpire Ron Luciano had him get rid of the table leg and replace it with a real bat, but it got a laugh out of everyone that was in on the gag. It didn't matter because Cash immediately grounded out to end the game. The Detroit Free Press interviewed several of the hometown Tigers after the game. The consensus was that Ryan had "everything" that night, and Nolan's 2nd no-hitter in as many months in 1973 ranks right up there as arguably one of the most dominating game's ever pitched.

This ball came from the private collection of one of the most advanced Ryan collectors, and close personal friend, and hasn't entered the hobby in perhaps 15+ years. It originated directly from one of the camera men that worked Ryan's 2nd no-hitter game and saved a ball that was fouled off a Ryan pitch that ended up in the camera well. He was fortunate enough to get Nolan to sign the ball after the game.

Another great pickup Scott! How many game used Ryan balls do you have?

Scott Garner
05-26-2015, 09:02 PM
Another great pickup Scott! How many game used Ryan balls do you have?

Steve,
Thanks for asking.
I suppose that I have perhaps 16 different game balls all related to Ryan career milestones.
Currently I have game balls to:
6 of Ryan's 7 career no-hitters, balls to 2 of his 4 different 19K games, his 300th win, 4000th strikeout, 5,000th strikeout, his last win #324, a game ball from the infamous Ryan/Ventura fight game in 1993 and a game ball from the first time that Nolan and Steve Carlton ever faced off- 7/1/69. The significance of this game was that it was the first meeting of the eventual top right handed strikeout pitcher and lefty of their era. For the record, Lefty won their first hookup...

Hammerin'Hank
05-27-2015, 09:33 AM
"First we'll use Spahn
then we'll use Sain
Then an off day
followed by rain
Back will come Spahn
followed by Sain
And followed
we hope
by two days of rain."

Gerald V. Hern

parker1b2
05-31-2015, 09:17 AM
Pick up a JG Taylor Spink award given to Earl Weaver in 1969 by St Louis BBWAA for being the St Louis Baseball Man of The Year

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RollieFingers
03-31-2016, 07:30 PM
Thanks Clint. The white - green wing helmet is on one of my mannequins. That mannequin is wearing a 1969 Gary Ballman game used jersey, and a pair of 1969 to 1971 Eagles game worn pants.

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/kjjavic/WhiteHelmet_zpspppbavhd.jpg

show the whole thing! and closer on helmet!

...and send me the helmet !!