Friday, August 02, 2013

Legendary Auctions At the National - Some Baseball Historic Items

The National Sports Collectors Convention isn't just about autographs and Baseball cards.  There are also a couple of auctions taking place.  Last night, Heritage held their auction that featured Eddie Gaedel's Baseball bat and the Sam Snead collection.  See Beckett's story here.  Tonight, Legendary Auctions is holding their event.  Earlier this week I featured the Jackie Robinson Day commemorative watch that was given to Jackie during his rookie season that's for sale.  Today, I focus on 3 historic Baseball items that I thought were too cool not to share. See them below.

Here is a Harry Wright Hall of Fame Induction plaque.  He is known as the "Father of Professional Baseball".  This plaque was made by the same company that the HOF uses and is believed to have been made for the HOF, but was decommissioned due to an error in the engraving.  Notice the misspelling of the word "undfeated" on the second line.
(action Link)

Below is a final out game used Baseball from Game 7 of the 1903 World Series signed and notated by winning pitcher Cy Young.  Via the auction description:
Game 7 pitted Boston's ace, Cy Young, against the Pittsburg iron man, Deacon Phillippe. Young prevailed to be named the contest's winner, and the upstart Red Sox took a four-games-to-three lead in the scheduled best-of-nine series. The well-used ball is annotated in Young's hand, "Game 7 last out ball, 1903 Boston BBC Worlds Champions, Young vs Phillippe." On the adjacent sweet spot is the signature of Cy Young, himself. As was typical for the time, the ball was probably used for most or all of the game ... and it shows the scars. The previously unbeaten Phillippe was greeted by back-to-back triples in the first inning by Jimmy Collins and Chick Stahl. Others who undoubtedly touched or hit this ball were Pirates Honus Wagner, Ginger Beaumont and Fred Clarke as well as Boston's Freddie Parent and Candy LaChance. A similar ball with similar notations from Game 1 of the 1903 Series (also pitched by Young and Phillippe) resides in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
(Auction Link)

Below is an imperial cabinet card of the 1887 Detroit Wolverines that features Ned Hanlon, Dan Brouthers, Deacon White and Sam Thompson.  This season they won the NL Championship, and then proceeded to defeat the American Association’s St. Louis Browns in a very early version of the World Series.

(Auction Link)

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1 comment:

  1. Lovely piece of trophies can't we just buy them instead of waiting for bid?


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