The “city that never sleeps” has churned out important memorabilia for ages, including the interesting items found in this group of autographs, publications and memorabilia. Highlights are: 1950 Dodgers ball signed by (27) average (“3” to “5”, (6) lesser) with keys (all “4-5”): G. Hodges, P.W. Reese, B. Shotten, D. Snider; 1961 Yankees/Senators ball signed by (15) ranging (“2” to “5”) with keys: E. Howard (“2-3”), R. Maris (“4”). Also present are: (3) signed flats with a 1966 dinner program signed by Ken Strong; Hodges beer tray and several publications. Auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.
The complete list of included items is as follows:
1950 Brooklyn Dodgers team-signed baseball with (27) autographs (average “3” to “5”, (6) lesser) with: sweet spot: Burt Shotten; north panel: Bruce Edwards, Billy Loes, Ralph Branca, Bobby Morgan, Gene Hermanski, (2) undetermined (possibly Steve Lembo and Chris Van Cuyk); south panel: Gil Hodges, (2) undetermined (faded), Billy Loes, Carl Erskine, Erv Palica; east panel: undetermined (abraded), Jackie Robinson (clubhouse), Carl Furillo, undetermined (possibly Clyde Sukeforth), undetermined (faded); west panel: Roy Campanella (clubhouse), Cal Abrams, “Preacher” Roe, Joe Landrum, “Pee Wee” Reese, Wayne Belardi, “Duke” Snider, Billy Cox. The (6) signatures listed as “undetermined” are the (6) rated as lesser in the autograph grading.
1961 New York Yankees/Washington Senators multi-signed baseball with (15) autographs ranging (“2” to “5”) with: north panel: Bill Stafford, Mickey Vernon, Joe DeMaestri, undetermined (faded); south panel: Bob Cerv, Elston Howard, Chuck Hinton; east panel: undetermined, Billy Gardner, undetermined, Bob Hale; west panel: Billy Klaus, Earl Torgeson, Roger Maris, Al Downing
Gil Hodges (d.1972) signed (“9”) with “Best wishes” salutation 3x5 album sheet (VG) with one hold and several pinholes that do not detract from the signature (presents as period signed)
“Duke” Snider signed (“9”) 3-1/2 x 4” place setting card (VG) with one fold and several pinholes that do not detract from the signature (presents period signed)
Ken Strong (d.1979) signed 1966 dinner program (VG-EX) with light creasing
c.1970s Gil Hodges 11-1/2” diameter Rheingold Beer metal serving tray with art image
10/18/1913 The Evening Post Saturday magazine newspaper supplement with football cover and multi-sport content including a Philadelphia Athletics team photo (FR-GD) with frayed spine and one compacting fold
1950 “Football Kicking Techniques” by Ken Strong & Emil Brodbeck first edition hardback book (VG-EX)
10/5/55 New York Daily News full newspaper with Casey Stengel and Brooklyn Dodgers cover photos (GD)
10/5/55 New York Daily News partial newspaper with Johnny Podres cover photo and “This is Next Year!” headline (GD-VG)
10/5/55 New York Daily Mirror partial newspaper with “D-O-D-G-E-R-S” headline (GD)
1/13/69 New York Daily News full newspaper with Joe Namath cover photo and “Superduper!” headline (VG-EX)
10/17/69 New York Daily News full newspaper with Shea Stadium crowd scene cover photo and “World Champs!” headline (EX) with Mets coverage
(3) 1959 Shell Oil New York Giants 10-3/4 x 13-3/4” art image premiums by Robert Riger average (VG-EX) with deference to tape residue on the corners with: Frank Gifford, Dick, Modzelewski, Kyle Rote