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Vol. 6, Iss. 10: Take Me Out To A Ball Game!




Take Me Out To A Ball Game!

Sports in America are one of the most important pastimes, especially baseball and football. Passionate and loyal fans will travel great distances to flood stadiums and route for their favorite teams. Let’s not forget about the talented players who continue to be heroes of the all-American game of baseball such as Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, Cy Young, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle, just to name a few. Football’s status in our country has risen to great heights of popularity over the years and has brought us such notable players like Joe Namath, Don Chandler, Sam Huff and Brett Favre. In addition, the games of basketball and golf can be added to the popular mix of ball games that has gained momentum in the past decades. Basketball players, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Fred Schaus and Magic Johnson shined on the courts in their day. Early 20th century golfers such as Aubrey Boomer and George Duncan paved the way for skilled golfers such as Bobby Jones and Tiger Woods who have risen to the top in their field.

With the World Series upon our heels and the start of football and basketball season, we are proud to offer the items below, many of which are signed by the great sports figures mentioned above. Purchase any of these items by October 23, 2015 to receive a 10% discount.


Name Satchel Paige ID# 59822
Headline Hall of Famer Satchel Paige Signed Photograph - image taken in Yankee Stadium in 1951  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $900.00

Name Babe Ruth ID# 56497
Headline 1927 Signed Babe Ruth ball! American League Baseball signed by Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Miller J. Huggins, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tony Lazzeri, Frank Frisch, and Waite Hoyt and seven others including Urban Shocker  
Date [March 25-26, 1927] Price
Place [Florida] $12,500.00

Name Joe Namath
ID# 59143
Headline Hall of Famer Joe Namath Signed Gateway Full-Color Silk-Cacheted Cover honoring his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $300.00

Name Honus Wagner ID# 55613
Headline “The Flying Dutchman” signs the Centennial of Baseball commemorative stamp issued the day he was inducted into the Hall of Fame  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $1,200.00

Name Football ID# 52257
Headline Football signed by 23 members of the 1963 Champion New York Giants.  
Date [1963] Price
Place [New York] $1,500.00

Name Tiger Woods ID# 55180
Headline The ultimate Tiger Woods display! A tournament-worn autographed Nike golf glove and signed British Open flag.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $9,500.00

Name Baseball
ID# 57974
Headline Rare 1888 A36 Goodwin & Co. "Champions" Premier Tobacco Album featuring the 50 cards, in all sports, in the N162 Old Judge & Gypsy Queen series - includes eight baseball players and the first card picturing a football player!  
Date 1888 Price
Place New York, New York $3,000.00

Name Joe DiMaggio ID# 59427
Headline "The DiMaggio Albums" - two volumes - Signed by Joe DiMaggio on his full page photograph!  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $1,000.00

Name Baseball
ID# 57891
Headline Rare Hinkey Haines Louisville Slugger – Played for the first World Champion New York Yankees in 1923 and quarterbacked the first NFL Champion New York Giants in 1927!  
Date n.d. Price
Place [New York] $2,500.00

Name Robert (Bobby) T. Jones ID# 56170
Headline Gorgeous signed photograph of Bobby Jones at Augusta  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $3,800.00


Name Wilt Chamberlain
ID# 57353
Headline Warriors-Lakers 1961 Basketball Scorecard with vintage signatures of Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor whose single game scoring record would be broken by Wilt the Stilt in their next meeting just six days later – exactly three months later, Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game against the Knicks  
Date [December 2, 1961] Price
Place Los Angeles, California $2,900.00

Name Mickey Mantle
ID# 58438
Headline Mickey Mantle Signed Vintage Baseball Glove with Mantle image in palm of glove  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $3,000.00

Name Football ID# 55887
Headline Signed Color Poster! Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre about to pass in a game against the San Francisco 49ers.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $250.00

Name Golf ID# 58996
Headline Rare 1929 Vintage Signed British Ryder Cup Team Photograph – the first Ryder Cup held in Europe – won by the British  
Date 1929 Price
Place England $1,500.00

Name Baseball ID# 59424
Headline 1949 National League Champion Brooklyn Dodgers signed ball including Robinson and Campanella  
Date [1949] Price
Place n.p. $2,500.00


Name Basketball ID# 55906
Headline Signed Magic Johnson Jersey  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $500.00

Name Willie Mosconi ID# 55181
Headline Willie Mosconi Signed #9 Pool Ball – the Annual Mosconi Cup 9-ball Tournament is held in his honor.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $500.00

Name Muhammad Ali ID# 59755
Headline Phenomenal Historical Sports Artifact! Muhammad Ali's Personal Diary for 1968! Over 1800 words in Muhammad Ali's hand, including two signatures, of where he was and what he did in 1968. Perhaps the lengthiest manuscript of the "Greatest of All Time" in private hands, chock full of content: "…Story on fight with Joe Frazier and Buster Mathis…watching the Jack Johnson play in N.Y…on T.V. with Howard Cosell…"  
Date 1968 Price
Place Chicago, Illinois $25,000.00

Name Mickey Mantle ID# 53904
Headline Lovely signed Mickey Mantle photo.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $500.00

Name Muhammad Ali ID# 57488
Headline Original Steve Kaufman artwork on an 80-pound punching bag and on an Everlast boxing glove signed by Muhammad Ali  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $6,500.00

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