Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 24

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction

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Lot 614
Three Baseball Hall of Famers. 5 x 5½ piece of tan ruled paper signed by Hall of Famers Early Wynn (1972), Tris Speaker (1937), and Al Lopez (1977), no place, no date. Paper has several folds, but signatures are bold.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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Lot 615
Two Early Baseball Prints. Two prints from Harper's Weekly: (1) Portrait of the Brooklyn "Atlantics" and the Philadelphia "Athletics," from a photograph by Charles H. Williamson, published November 3, 1866, 11 x 16 in. Fine condition. (2) A baseball game between the Boston "Red Stockings" and the Philadelphia "Athletics" on Lord's Cricket Grounds in England, published September 5, 1874, 11¾ 16¾ in Light dampstaining; minor soiling and marginal chips and tears. (2 items).
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Lot 616
Approximately 1500 Baseball Cards, 1960s and 1970s. Mostly Topps, these cards were acquired at the time of issue and kept until the death of the owner; they are consigned by his estate. The cards will grade Good to Mint. Includes many Hall of Famers, such as: Hoyt Wilhelm, Hank Aaron, Walt Alston, Warren Spann, Willie McCovey, Gaylord Perryu, Harvey Kuenn, Luis Aparicio, Robin Roberts, Bob Clemente, Bill Mazeroski, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Sandy Koufax, and Don Drysdale. Careful study is recommended.
Estimated Value $500 - 1,000.
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Lot 617
Jordan, Michael. Color 10 x 8 in. Photograph Signed at upper left in gold ink. Jordan is shown in his Number 23 Chicago Bulls uniform, in the air after releasing a shot. He led the Bulls to six championships.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Lot 618
Tilden, William Tatem "Big Bill" (1893-1953) U.S. tennis player who dominated the game in the 1920s. He won seven U.S. men's singles championships, three Wimbledon singles championships, and two professional titles, as well as many doubles and mixed doubles titles, and 21 of 28 Davis Cup matches. Known for his overpowering play and temperamental personality, he was one of the most colorful sports figures of his time.

Autograph Letter Signed "Bill" at the end of the letter, and "W.T. Tilden" in the return address, written in August 1949 from Saugus, California, where he was serving prison time on a morals charge, 2½ pages in pencil, to Marrion and Bratto Anderson in Hollywood. In part, "I see where Gonzalez almost lost…at Newport. That is pretty lousy for the National Champion at the 2nd most import tournament….(T)he margin between you & the top flight is very little…." He gives Bratto some tennis instructions, including, "Remember above all else to play one match at a time…. With envelope and a photo of a signed photo of Tilden holding a trophy. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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