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American professional baseball player, known as "Babe Ruth," "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat". Vintage glossy 8" x 9.75" photo of Ruth late in his Yankees career, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To my good friend Ralph Woodbury, from Babe Ruth, 5-3-47.” Ruth famously set records of long standing in both single season home runs and lifetime record home runs. In very good condition, with scattered surface creases (most noticeably to his knee area), inscription and signature slightly faded with some flaking to ink, a slightly trimmed bottom edge, and a block of uniform overall toning from previous display. A classic pose of the ‘Bambino.’ Comes with PSA/DNA.

Item Number: 14136
Price: $5,500


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. 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. Color glossy 8" x 10" photo of Williams staring intently while in his batter’s stance, signed in blue felt tip "Ted Williams". In excellent condition.

Item Number: 12912
Price: $750


Early Baseball Newspaper. New York Sun, December 18,1887. 1-2/3 column article with action packed engravings of ballplayers in highlights of the season. Stacked headlines coinciding with each engraving: " Noted On The Ball Field / Several Curious Episodes Of Last Season's Play / A Quick Piece Of Work - Poor Thompson - / Fooling The Base Runners / The Only Death On The Field / A Hard Catch. Article goes on to give details of each of these headlines. Fascinating look at the early reporting of the game. Very fine condition.

Item Number: 6950
Price: $550


Heavyweight boxing champion who became the first man to win the title three times. Glossy 8" x 10" photo of Ali striking a pugilistic pose in his prime, quickly signed in blue felt tip. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 13153
Price: $450


American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. He played his entire 18-year major-league professional career for the New York Yankees, winning 3 American League MVP titles and playing for 16 all-star teams. Mantle played on 12 pennant winners and 7 World Championship clubs. Satin-finish 10" x 8" photo of Mantle posing with Pee Wee Reese, signed in blue felt tip "Mickey Mantle". In excellent condition.

Item Number: 12911
Price: $450


New Zealand explorer and mountaineer and first man to climb Mt. Everest. Signed Photo, 8 x 10", cardstock, b/w, dramatic photo of Hillary in full climbing gear approaching the summit of Mount Everest with pick in one hand, signed in black ink, "Ed Hillary" across the snow of the Himalayas. Signature has excellent contrast. In excellent condition.

Item Number: 10198
Price: $350


Tennis Player. Document signed, 1 page, dated February 9, 1972. Signed "Arthur Ashe". In excellent condition.

Item Number: 10013
Price: $200


US Championship Golf Pro. 1 page document, 8" X 11" . Consent form for game show, "Challenge Golf" Document headed "American Broadcasting Company". Reads in part; " ...I have never 1) been given the questions and/or answers in advance of their use on the contest in such program...". Signed in blue ink; "Gary Player". Two punch holes at top. In very good condition. An excellent example.

Item Number: 7151
Price: $100


Famous Boxer. A great color photo, 8" x 10", of De La Hoya in red boxing gloves in a close up action shot. Boldly signed and dated "98". In excellent condition.

Item Number: 8113
Price: $95


Swimmer for the US in the 1968 and 1972 Olympics, won more gold medals in a single Olympics than any athlete in history. Signed check headed "Mark Spitz - Suzy Spitz" and dated "December 31, 1973". One year after his fame became world wide. The signature is in red felt tip, large and bold, signed "Mark Spitz". Excellent condition.

Item Number: 7060
Price: $75