RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Boasting nearly 1,000 lots in a variety of genres, RR Auction's June Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is highlighted by a Science and Technology section that includes a Lunar Module rotational hand controller, letters by Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, rare early computer hardware, and more. Other top lots include Apollo 14 moonwalker Edgar Mitchell's lunar surface-worn backpack strap, a letter by Joseph Stalin with a hammer-and-sickle sketch, a Beatles-signed promo slick for A Hard Day's Night, hand-drawn plans from Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin studio, and signed letters by luminaries like Davy Crockett, Paul Gauguin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sigmund Freud, Richard Wagner, and Claude Monet. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts. Join us as we make history selling history in June 2019.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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Shirley Temple908 - Shirley Temple
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Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of the curly-haired child actress, nicely signed in the lower border in fountain pen. In very good to fi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Three Stooges: Larry Fine909 - Three Stooges: Larry Fine
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "To Joe, Sincerely, Larry, 3 Stooges,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine to very fine condition, with a small...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tom Thumb and Commodore Nutt910 - Tom Thumb and Commodore Nutt
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Ink signatures of P. T. Barnum's famous dwarf entertainers Tom Thumb ("Compliments of Charles S. Stratton, known as General Tom Thumb, May ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Ben Turpin911 - Ben Turpin
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, James Marion Fidler letterhead, September 16, 1937. Turpin grants consent "that in your short subject picture 'Jim...
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Orson Welles912 - Orson Welles
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Orson Welles,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In very fine condition. Originally obtained in person by a New York...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Orson Welles913 - Orson Welles
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DS, five pages, 8.5 x 13, May 8, 1947. Contract between Republic Pictures and Orson Welles, who agrees to be "employed as Producer–Director, an...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mae West914 - Mae West
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Glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of West in an elaborate costume at the foot of an elegant staircase, signed in black felt tip. Mounted, matted, and fr
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wizard of Oz: Bolger and Hamilton915 - Wizard of Oz: Bolger and Hamilton
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of the final witch-melting scene from the classic 1939 fantasy The Wizard of Oz, signed in black felt tip, "From The Scarec...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wizard of Oz: Ray Bolger916 - Wizard of Oz: Ray Bolger
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Appealing pair of glossy photos of Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz, including: an 8 x 10 close-up photo of Bolger in costume, signed
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wizard of Oz: Bert Lahr917 - Wizard of Oz: Bert Lahr
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American comedic actor (1895–1967) best remembered for his role as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz. Vintage fountain pen signature, "Bert...
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Zorro: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, and Cast918 - Zorro: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, and Cast
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Six vintage ballpoint signatures and inscriptions of the Zorro cast on individual off-white 5 x 3 slips, many adding their character's name, inc...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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1939-48 Play Ball and Leaf Collection (143 cards)919 - 1939-48 Play Ball and Leaf Collection (143 cards)
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Includes: 1934-36 Batter Up - 2 cards w/ #50 and 80. Both GD/VG. 1939 Play Ball - 52 cards w/ #19 Paul Dean, 50 Gehringer (GD), 88 Keller (EX), 94 M
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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1941 Play Ball Collection (5)920 - 1941 Play Ball Collection (5)
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Small collection of vintage baseball cards from the 1941 Play Ball issue. Includes: 1941 Play Ball - 5 cards with #30, 32, 33, 40 and 47. Grades GD/V
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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1950s Non Sport Card Collection with PSA Graded921 - 1950s Non Sport Card Collection with PSA Graded
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Includes: 1951 Hopalong Cassidy - cards w/ #1, 3, 4, 9, 12, 13, 16, 17, 21, 28, 34 and 36. All lower grade. 1953 Post Roy Rogers - 4 cards w/ #4 (PS
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1956-1987 Topps Non Sports Collection with Complete Elvis Presley Set923 - 1956-1987 Topps Non Sports Collection with Complete Elvis Presley Set
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Includes: 1952 Topps Look-n-See - partial set of 60 different cards. Grades mostly VG to EX. 1956 Topps Elvis Presley - complete set of 66 cards. Gra
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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1959 B'nai B'rith Sports Lodge Signed Dinner Program with Unitas and Many other Hall of Famers924 - 1959 B'nai B'rith Sports Lodge Signed Dinner Program with Unitas and Many other Hall of Famers
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Entire event menu program for the 8th Annual B’Nai B’Rith Sports Lodge Awards Dinner on January 25, 1959, signed by (34) in various ink colors (mostly
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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1959 Topps CFL Near Set (79/88)925 - 1959 Topps CFL Near Set (79/88)
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1959 Topps CFL - Near set of (79/88) cards, plus a dozen extras. Missing #s 23, 28, 52, 57, 75, 81, 82, 86, 87. Grades VG to EX, some lesser.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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2017 Leaf Babe Ruth Immortals Game Used Bat Card (18/20)926 - 2017 Leaf Babe Ruth Immortals Game Used Bat Card (18/20)
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Limited to only 20 examples, this Babe Ruth game-used bat card is one of the most scarce 'chase' cards in the hobby. Numbered 18/20, this ca...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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1980s-1990s Baseball Hall of Famers Card Collection of (2,000+) cards with Ryan and Ripken927 - 1980s-1990s Baseball Hall of Famers Card Collection of (2,000+) cards with Ryan and Ripken
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Offered is a large collection of superstars and Hall of Famers from the 1970s into the 1990s, plus a heavy load of Boston Red sox team sets. Hundreds
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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2018 Jackie Robinson Panini "Jersey Kings" 5/5928 - 2018 Jackie Robinson Panini "Jersey Kings" 5/5
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Game-used jersey card of all time great Jackie Robinson. This card is numbered 5/5 indicating only 5 of these examples were produced. In 2018, Panini
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Baseball Hall of Famer and Superstar Game Used Bat and Jersey Card Collection (6) with Mantle and Te929 - Baseball Hall of Famer and Superstar Game Used Bat and Jersey Card Collection (6) with Mantle and Te
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Six examples of game-used cards, four Boston Red Sox legends with portions of their game used items, and two New York Yankee legends, Mickey Mantle an
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Ty Cobb930 - Ty Cobb
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Bold vintage fountain pen signature, "Ty Cobb,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. A choice vintage signature of the legendary ball...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Baseball Hall of Famers931 - Baseball Hall of Famers
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Dickey and Marquard both nixed by JSA. Total of five vintage signed baseballs, all ink (unless noted), with most coming on Official Baseballs. Includ
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Estimates : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Sam Rice 1921 Signed Exhibit Card - PSA/DNA935 - Sam Rice 1921 Signed Exhibit Card - PSA/DNA
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Hall of Fame outfielder Sam Rice boldly signed this 1921 Exhibit baseball card. There is a strip of old scrapbook paper affixed by tape on the reverse
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Jackie Robinson936 - Jackie Robinson
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Bold vintage fountain pen signature, "Jackie Robinson,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. Notation on the reverse dates the signature to January 1969...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Babe Ruth937 - Babe Ruth
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Sought-after pencil signature, "Babe Ruth,” on an off-white 3.75 x 1.75 slip. In fine condition, with a thin strip of toning along the top edge.
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Babe Ruth and Franklin D. Roosevelt938 - Babe Ruth and Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Hardcover Waterman's autograph album, 5 x 7.25, signed inside on affixed slips by fifteen notable figures, including: Babe Ruth, Franklin D. Roo...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Mike Tyson939 - Mike Tyson
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Personal check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Mike Tyson, payable to Aaron Snowell for $40,000, June 23, 1990, with memo field no
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Ted Williams940 - Ted Williams
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Appealing contract, one page, 8.5 x 11, June 17, 1954. Temporary agreement between Ashaway Line & Twine Manufacturing Company and Ted Williams, ...
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Cy Young941 - Cy Young
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Vintage cut ink signature, "Cy Young,” on an off-white 4.75 x 2.5 slip affixed to a black 7.75 x 9.75 sheet with attached Hall of Fame card. In...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Muhammad Ali942 - Muhammad Ali
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Unsigned quote penned by Muhammad Ali in black felt tip on an off-white 8 x 5 stationery card, in full (spelling and grammar retained): "All pr...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Muhammad Ali943 - Muhammad Ali
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of 'The Greatest' in a fantastic pugilistic pose, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, "To Reuben, love, Muhammad...
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Muhammad Ali944 - Muhammad Ali
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Tri-fold religious pamphlet entitled "Is Jesus Really God?," 3.75 x 8.5, signed on the front in black ballpoint, "Muhammad Ali."...
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Muhammad Ali945 - Muhammad Ali
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Glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of Ali on the telephone, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Ken & Joyce, from Muhammad Ali, 2-9-88.” ...
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Muhammad Ali946 - Muhammad Ali
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Desirable series 1985 one-dollar bill, signed and inscribed in black felt tip by the legendary boxer, "To Bud, from Muhammad Ali, 8-7-89."...
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Muhammad Ali947 - Muhammad Ali
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Huge felt tip signature and inscription, "To Bud, From Muhammad Ali, Love is the net, where hearts are caught like fish, 8-7-89," along wi...
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Muhammad Ali948 - Muhammad Ali
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Color 6.75 x 7.5 magazine photo of an artistic image of Cassius Clay below boxing gloves holding an open book, signed in black ballpoint by Muhammad A
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Moe Berg949 - Moe Berg
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Vintage ballpoint signature, "Moe Berg,” on an off-white 4 x 3 card, affixed to a slightly larger card beside a portrait of the famous catcher-...
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Usain Bolt950 - Usain Bolt
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Two color satin-finish photos: an 8 x 11 photo of Bolt showing off one of his gold medals from the London 2012 Olympics, signed in black felt tip; and
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James J. Braddock951 - James J. Braddock
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Vintage glossy 8.5 x 6.5 photo of the elder Braddock with two younger fighters, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Al Hickland, a real s...
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California Angels: 1977952 - California Angels: 1977
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Felt tip signatures of 17 members of the 1977 California Angels, on an off-white 14 x 11 cardstock sheet with an Angels logo affixed to the center. Si
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Rudolf Caracciola953 - Rudolf Caracciola
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German race car driver (1901–1959) who won some 30 major championships, including the first German Grand Prix, before his death from a bone disease. U
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Roger Clemens954 - Roger Clemens
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Contract, signed “Wm. Roger Clemens,” one page, 8.5 x 11, February 25, 1987. An extension agreement between Clemens and Topps Chewing Gum, in which th
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Mickey Cochrane955 - Mickey Cochrane
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Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, "Mrs. Ella Louise Greene, with best wishes, Mickey Cochrane, Phila. Athletica,” on an off-white...
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Glenna Collett956 - Glenna Collett
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Female golfer (1903–1989) who dominated women's golf throughout the 1920s, and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Vintage fountain pen ...
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Ralph DePalma957 - Ralph DePalma
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Italian-American racecar driving champion (1882–1956) and winner of the 1915 Indianapolis 500, who is estimated to have won nearly 2,000 races during
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Joe DiMaggio and Billy Martin958 - Joe DiMaggio and Billy Martin
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Color glossy 9.5 x 7.5 photo of Joe DiMaggio and Billy Martin on the field and wearing their Yankees uniforms, signed in black felt tip by DiMaggio an
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Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams959 - Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams
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Two signed photos: a 6.5 x 9 paperstock premium showing DiMaggio in his New York Yankees cap, signed in black ink by DiMaggio, and bearing a facsimile
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Bob Feller and Johnny Pesky960 - Bob Feller and Johnny Pesky
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Two baseball bats: an official Adirondack baseball bat signed in blue felt tip on the barrel, "Bob Feller, 266 Wins"; and an official Loui...
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Wayne Gretzky and Roger Clemens961 - Wayne Gretzky and Roger Clemens
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Two items: a color 9 x 12 book photo of Wayne Gretzky hoisting the Stanley Cup over his head, signed in blue felt tip; and a limited edition oversized
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