A little of this and a little of that adds up to tremendous value in this hodgepodge of sports collectibles. Highlights are: (16) press pins with: (7) World Series: 1971 A’s phantom tie-clip, 1974 A’s, 1988 A’s, 1988 Dodgers, 1989 A’s, 1989 Giants, 1990 A’s; and (9) assorted others; (2) autographed baseballs: multi-signed with J. DiMaggio, single-signed B. Martin with auction LOA from JSA. Complete list on our website.
The complete list of included items is as follows:
1973 “Reach-Haiti” OAL/Cronin baseball (EX) with (25) autographs average (“8-9”) with key signers: H. Bauer, J. Cronin, J. DiMaggio, E. Howard, M. Irvin, C. Keller, J. Mize, V. Raschi, A. Reynolds, J. Sewell, Bill Skowron, E. Slaughter. This ball most likely was period signed at an old-timers event c.1973, comes with auction LOA from JSA.
c.1981 Oakland Athletics “BillyBall” baseball (NM) signed by B. Martin in ballpoint pen blue ink on the east panel (“7-8”), also present is a clubhouse Martin signature in aqua colored ink on the west panel, comes with auction LOA from JSA.
(16) 1950s-1990 Press Pins (average EX-MT to NM-MT) with: Baseball: World Series: 1971 A’s phantom tie-clip with box, 1974 A’s, 1988 A’s, 1988 Dodgers, 1989 A’s, 1989 Giants, 1990 A’s; All-Star Game: 1974 Pittsburgh, 1975 Milwaukee, 2007 San Francisco with box; HOF Induction: (2) 1987 both with box; Basketball: c.1950s Basketball Writers Association; Football: c.1950s Football Writers Association, 1980 Super Bowl XIV
Also present are:
Baseball items: (2) Baseball All-Star Game mini-bats: 1975 Milwaukee (NM-MT), 1978 San Diego (NM-MT); (10) pocket schedules average (VG to VG-EX): (9) Oakland Athletics: 1968, (2) 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977; (1) San Francisco Giants: 1972; 1987 Mother’s Cookies Oakland A’s “All-Time All-Stars trading card set of (18) average (NM to NM-MT) in original envelope; (15) c.1985 KNBR68 San Francisco Giants trading cards average (NM to NM-MT); 1989 NLCS “Clubhouse” pass (EX); 2000 Pacific Bell Park “Inaugural Series” pin (NM-MT) with box; c.1980s Los Angeles Dodgers sealed deck of playing cards (MIP); c.1980s San Francisco Giants sealed set of bridge playing cards and scoring pad with box (MIP); 8/3/72 Zenith “Oakland A’s vs. Iowa Oaks” transistor radio (GD-VG); (4) 1970s Oakland A’s “Charlie O. Mule” stickers average (EX-MT); 1970s sportswriter Ron Bergman “The Swingin’ A’s” luggage tag (VG-EX); (8) 1970s Oakland A’s metal lapel pins average (NM); 1985 BLC Oakland Tribune card #27 Jon Rochmis (NM); 1968 Bulova Accutron watch only (band absent) with “Charles O. Finley” facsimile signature and “Merry Christmas 1968” inscription on reverse (EX-MT)
Basketball items: Bulova Accutron “Warriors/NBA” watch in original jewelry box (NM-MT+); New York Knicks boxed set of (2) decks of playing cards (MIP); 1986 Oakland Coliseum “20th Anniversary” brass ticket stub keychain in sealed poly bag (MIP); 1986 Spalding stadium giveaway Golden State Warriors brass ticket stub keychain (MIP); (2) NBA All-Star Game souvenir pins: 1987 (NM), 1988 on Chicago All-Star Week backer card in sealed poly bag (MIP); 1980s Golden State Warriors souvenir pin (NM-MT+)
Boxing items: 1960s Scripto “Buster Mathis” lighter (NM) with Mathis/flag image on obverse and “Buster Mathis Next Heavyweight Champ” slogan on reverse; 1978 “Don King’s Sportsman’s Ball” brass medallion and chain from Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas (NM-MT)
Football items: 1960s Rose Bowl ticket stub (FR) with tape repair; 1985 Super Bowl XIV patch (NM); 1985 Super Bowl XIX phantom belt buckle (NM); 1985 USFL L.A. Express souvenir pin (NM-MT+)
Golf Items: c.1970 Wilson golf ball with Richard Nixon facsimile signature and POTUS seal (MIP) in original box (EX) printed with “Compliments of Richard Nixon”
Olympic item: 1984 Pentel Loa Angeles presentation pen in original box (MIP); 1984 Los Angeles souvenir pin (NM); Asian language souvenir pin (EX-MT)
Miscellaneous items: undated “CBS Sports” pin (NM)