Sports Autographs: Vintage & Modern

 

Dick Kazmeier Princeton greatPrinceton National Champion Football Team



Muhammed Ali (1942). This offering is a color photograph of the Liston fight accompanied by a slip of paper affixed to a small file card on which Ali wrote To Ed Polodna from Muhammed Ali , 1-23-89. The handwrting is bold and steady and both the photograph and signature are in excellent condition. Price: $195.00

Charlie Caldwell One of the three great Princeton football coaches in history. The offering is a TLS about attending a clinic with Dick Kazmier the Heisman Trophy winner in 1951. Letter in good condition as shown. Price: $425

Roberto Clemente (1934-1972), and nine other Pittsburgh Pirates. Legendary Hall of Fame Baseball Player tragically killed while on a rescue mission. Rare Signature, on a 5.5 in. by 11 in. slip of yellow paper from the 'Fairfield Inn', from June 1966, Atlanta, Georgia.Price: $2,250

Edward T. 'Eddie' Collins (1887-1951). Legendary Baseball Player, Hall of Fame (1939). Had over 3,000 hits and a career .333 average. His scouting helped the Red Sox acquire Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr. Document Signed, being an official "Uniform Agreement for the Assignment of a Player's Contract to or by a Major League Club", dated June 10, 1944.Price: $950

Joseph Paul DiMaggio (1914-1999). Signed baseball.Nicknamed Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper, was a baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1936–1951) for the New York Yankees.This offering is a Official American League baseball signed by Joe Dimaggio on the 'sweet' spot and it is in superb condition. The ball would grade between 8 and 9 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the finest.Price:$650.00

Joseph Paul DiMaggio (1914-1999). Nicknamed Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper, was a baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1936–1951) for the New York Yankees. DiMaggio was a 3-time MVP winner and 13-time All-Star who was widely hailed for his accomplishment on both offense and, as a center fielder, on defense, as well as for the grace with which he played the game. At the time of his retirement at age 36, he had the fifth-most career home runs (361) and sixth-highest slugging percentage (.579) in history. He is also the only player in baseball history to be selected for the All-Star Game in every season he played.This offering is an 8 in x 10 in B&W photograph of Joe DiMaggio in Yankee uniform signing a baseball and signed in fountain pen, Joe Dimaggio. n.d.but circa 1950.Price: $495.00

500 Home Run Hitters Lithograph. Major League Baseball Legends. Historic Signed Limited Edition Print, #914 /1000, depicting eleven 500 Home Run hitters lined up side by side along the base path of a baseball diamond, measuring 37.5 in. by 22 in., c. 1988. Signed beneath their images by eleven and the artist, Ron Lewis. "Hank Aaron" [755] "Willie Mays" [660] "Frank Robinson" [586] "Harmon Killebrew 573" [573] "Reggie Jackson 44" [563] "Mike Schmidt" [548] "Mickey Mantle" [536] "Willie McCovey" [521] "Ted Williams" [521] "Ernie Banks" [512] "Eddie Mathews" [512] "Ron Lewis #906/1000". Since this historic signing four other major leaguers, Eddie Murray, Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, and Sammy Sosa have joined this exclusive club. Rafael Palmero, Fred McGriff, and Ken Griffey, Jr. are knocking on the door. In total, there have been only eighteen Major League Baseball players who have hit 500 home runs or more in their careers. Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Mel Ott predeceased this signing. Housed in a custom frame made of ash to an overall size of approximately 46 in. by 32 in. In pristine condition. Price: $4250.00

Brett Favre (1969-).This offering is a color print titled "Passing Through the Years" depicting Favre's footbal career fom childhood through college and into the NFL. This was a logo item and comes with certification and a photo of Brett signing a similar item.The print is signed Brett Favre, 4 in black sharpie.The print is in superb condition.Price:$195.00

William Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997). Hogan was an American golfer, and is generally considered one of the greatest golfers in the history of the game.He won nine major championships including the U.S. Open, The Masters and three PGA Championship-some more than once. Born within six months of two of the other acknowledged golf greats of the twentieth century, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson, Hogan is notable for his profound influence on the golf swing theory and his legendary ball-striking ability. His life is depicted in the biographical film, Follow the Sun (1951).This offering is typed letter signed on Hogan's personal stationery dated September 6, 1991 which reads in part ---I regret to advise you that I no longer have any pictures as my supply of photographs has long been exhausted, but thank you for asking--Ben Hogan. Hogan was not a generous signer so authentic autographs of his are relatively scarce.
Price: $195.00

Robert T. 'Bobby' Jones (1902-1971). Legendary American Golfer, winner of five US Opens and three British Opens, along with Alister McKenzie designed the Augusta National golf course and started The Masters golf tournament held at Augusta each year. Very Rare Autographed Note Signed, at the bottom portion of a fan's letter requesting a signed golf ball, no place or date, but circa early to mid-1950s. Handwritten letters from Jones's early years are few and far between. Letters from later in his life, after he was struck with illness, they are virtually non-existent. Price:$5,950

Robert T. Jones, Jr. This offering is a signature of Bobby Jones archivally framed with an iconic sepia toned photo from the Christian Studio collection of Augusta.The signature itself is bold and dark and was signed with a black fountain pen on a 3 in x 5 in card as Robert T. Jones, Jr. , n.p,n.d. but circa 1940, Since the signature is framed it does not photograph well bet this is one of the finest Jones's signatures we have ever seen so we guarantee complete satisfaction.The overall size of the archival frame is 12 in.x 18 in. Price:$1245.00

Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1886-1944). Noted Jurist, Federal Judge, and Major League Baseball's First Commissioner, Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame (1944). Noted for his antitrust judgement against Standard Oil and credited with restoring public confidence in the integrity of baseball following the 1919 Black Sox scandal by permanently banishing eight players (including Shoeless Joe Jackson) from the sport for their involvement in that scandal. Very Rare Document Signed, being an official copy of his printed opinion for the historic landmark case of the United States vs. Standard Oil .Price: $2,900.00

1992 Masters souvenier program that commemorated the first Masters. This program was produced for the 1992 Masters Tournament. It was a souvenier reproduction of the program of the firsy Masters Tournament.Fourteen players who participated in the 1992 Masters signed the program including: Fred Couples (winner of the 1992 Masters) Jack Nicklaus, Ian Woosnan, Bernard Langer.Ray Floyd, Paul Azinger, Steve Elkington, Noel Henke, Jeff Sluman, Hale Irwin, Wayne Grady, Jose Maria Olazabal and one other unidentified player.Price:$495.00.

Mickey Mantle (1931-1995 ). Arguably one of the greatest players of any age.Mantle one of the Great Yankees and Hall of Famer and 500 HR hitter.This offering is an Mickey Mantle signed American League baseball. The ball and the signature would rate a 8-9. The ball is in superb condition and it is a nice bright white.Price: $775.00

Eddie Mathews (1931-2001). Hall of Fame Baseball Legend. Signed Official National League Baseball. This handsome display piece, an Official National Baseball, stamped Leonard Coleman as President, features a genuine Eddie Mathews autograph signed on the sweet spot in blue pen: "Eddie Mathews". In fine condition. $175

Mel Ott (1909-1958). Legendary Baseball Player, Slugger, Hall of Fame (1951). He led or shared the National League Home Run title six times while compiling a career total of 511. He was a lifetime .304 hitter over 22 seasons with the New York Giants. A Fabulous Signature, on a 3.5 in. by 1.5 in. slip, no place of date, but circa 1940s. $1,200

Glenn S. 'Pop' Warner (1871-1954). Legendary Football Coach who developed the single and double wing offenses and other plays. He had career wins of 312, the most ever until eclipsed by 'Bear' Bryant. The 'Pop Warner League' is named in his honor. Very Rare Autograph Letter Signed, one page, quarto, 'Temple University Philadelphia' official imprinted letterhead, dated October 8, 1934, addressing the makers of a football game.Price: $1,950

Umpire Collection. A wonderful collection of major league umpire letters, umpire cards, signed photos, eytc. Letters have tremendous babseball content. Organized in a three ring binder and sold as a complete collection. Price: $1250.00

Theodore Samuel Williams (1918 – 2002). Signed American League baseball.Williams was best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, and The Thumper,. He was an American League left fielder in Major League Baseball. He played 19 seasons, twice interrupted by military service as a Marine Corps pilot, with the Boston Red Sox.Williams was a two-time American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) winner, led the league in batting six times, and won the Triple Crown twice. He had a career batting average of .344, with 521 home runs, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. He is the last player in Major League Baseball to bat over .400 in a single season (.406 in 1941). Williams holds the highest career batting average of anyone with 500 or more home runs. His career year was 1941, when he hit .406 with 37 HR, 120 RBI, and 135 runs scored. His .551 on base percentage set a record that stood for 61 years.This offering is a signed American League baseball that would grade between 8 and 9. It is signed Ted Williams.Price: $575.00

Theodore Samuel Williams (1918 – 2002). Signed photograph in uniform.He is best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. He played 19 seasons, twice interrupted by military service as a Marine Corps pilot, with the Boston Red Sox.Price:$475.00