Though there is a variety of sports memorabilia offered in the August 2020 Premier sale, presented by Hunt Auctions, the event is anchored by baseball items. Among the featured lots is a poster, issued in 1889, advertising the premium “Baseball Album” illustrations from Old Judge and Dogs Head cigarettes. The poster includes vignette images from four player pages, showing athletes such as John Ward and Cap Anson. Wollfers Auction Specimen (1992) says this copy of the poster is one of the finest known examples.
Other baseball items include an archive of images related to Jackie Robinson, with some photos showing the athlete both uniformed and in street clothes. Pictured in some of the images are boxing’s Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, and Muhammed Ali; baseball’s Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle (and other Hall of Famers); as well as a sequential series of photos showing Robinson stealing home base. Also of note is a Michael Jordan Birmingham Barons baseball road jersey. The jersey retains its original black on white tackle twill team name across the front with “45” below. It is autographed by Jordan. View any of these lots and register to bid on Invaluable.
# of Lots:718
Price Range:$100 - $300,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Historic and scarce 1889 Goodwin & Co.|| Estimate: |
|1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie|| Estimate: |
|Michael Jordan autographed 1994 Birmingham Barons professional model road jersey|| Estimate: |
|1938 New York Yankees team-signed baseball - World Series Champions|| Estimate: |
|Fine collection of (41) Jackie Robinson related photographs c.1940-60s|| Estimate: |