Vintage autographs from baseball HOFers a top attraction

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A1934 Tour of Japan autographed Harridge AL baseball featuring signatures of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx is just one of the many autographed baseballs available in the October EAC Gallery auction. The auction will include a mixture of popular sports memorabilia, as well as items from historical figures throughout America's history. Larry Rosenbaum, president of EAC Gallery, stated this auction is one of the best sports auctions EAC Gallery has ever hosted.

The auction will contain approximately 600 lots, with half of them sports related. The sports portion of the auction will be dominated by autographs of Hall of Fame players, including baseballs, bats and photographs. All autographs are authenticated by PSA/DNA, Upper Deck or Steiner Sports.
Highlighted autographed baseballs include: a 1936 World Champion Yankees autographed Harridge AL baseball featuring signatures of Gehrig and rookie Joe DiMaggio; a 1937 American League All-Star team autographed Harridge AL baseball featuring Gehrig, Hank Greenberg and DiMaggio among others; and a official Western League ball signed by Ruth, Gehrig, Ted Williams and Hank Aaron.

There are plenty of other signed baseballs available, including: a Hugh Jennings Heydler NL ball; two different Ruth baseballs; a Ty Cobb autographed Giles NL ball; a Greenberg autographed Brown AL ball; an Edd Roush Feeney NL ball; a Carl Hubbell Feeney NL ball; a Lefty Gomez Brown AL ball; a Charles Gehringer Brown AL ball; a Ted Williams MacPhail AL ball; and a Hank Aaron Feeney NL ball.

Not all the baseballs available are single-signed baseballs. Team signed baseballs include: 1930 Cubs, 1937 New York Giants, 1937 Pirates, 1937 Reds, 1937 Cardinals, 1937 Phillies, 1937 Brooklyn Dodgers, 1937 Cubs, 1937 Boston Bees, 1952 Yankees, 1959 Yankees, 1972 Yankees, 1984 Tigers, 1993 Dodgers, 1966 Yankees and 2000-01 Giants.

There are plenty of Mickey Mantle items in this auction, including: a signed original painting by Leon Wolf; a signed vintage watch; an autographed Brown AL hand-painted portrait ball; an autographed Brown AL ball "No. 7"; an autographed hand-painted MacPhail AL ball; an autographed Brown AL ball; a signed bat; a signed limited-edition porcelain plate; a 17-by-22 inch signed photo; four different 8-by-10 inch signed photos; a signed original painting by Wayne Prokopiak; two different signed lithographs; and two different signed posters.

Other highlighted sports items include: a Ty Cobb autographed letter giving batting tips to the Pirates manager, signed twice; a Cobb autographed letter signed twice "You made a deal, here is the ball"; a Sandy Koufax signed original painting on canvas by Leon Wolf; a Koufax signed "Breaking Through" display from Upper Deck; a Tiger Woods limited-edition 16-by-20 inch photo from Upper Deck; a Woods signed "Breaking Through" limited-edition photo display from Upper Deck; a LeBron James signed limited-edition "Breaking Through" display from Upper Deck; a Hall of Famers autographed Feeney NL ball; a Mantle, Duke Snider, Willie Mays signed limited-edition bat; a Hall of Famers signed HOF bat containing more than 50 signatures; a 1955 World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson commemorative bat; a Ted Williams signed limited-edition Cooperstown Bat Co. bat; a Williams signed bat from Green Diamond; DiMaggio personally owned and used flatware, glassware and stemware from DiMaggio's Estate; a David Ortiz 2006 All-Star Game used batting practice jersey, a Mariano Riveria 2006 All Star Game used batting practice jersey; a Babe Didrikson Zaharias autographed archive; a 1980 gold medal USA Olympic hockey team signed, limited-edition lithograph; and a Robert T. Jones Jr. signed golf scorecard.

Some of the top nonsport items include: an Abraham Lincoln manuscript letter signed as President, "I send you my autograph"; a Lincoln document signed as President; a Thomas Jefferson free-franked envelope signed as President; and a Harry S. Truman autographed Cronin AL baseball, with typed letter signed, documenting the ball.

For more information, go to www.eacgallery.com. Bidding ends Oct. 26.