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RR Auction’s impressive 600-lot February 21st Sports Auction features a wealth of the Rare and Remarkable. Presenting the most significant collection of history-making baseball player’s contracts ever offered at auction, impeccable graded cards spanning the centuries, an amazing collection of signed Yankee baseballs, and incredible autographed vintage photographs, RR’s bringing the history of Sports to life this Winter.
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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Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics Torch8482 - Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics Torch
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Official 1964 Tokyo Olympics torch bowl made of blackened aluminum alloy, 6.75? in diameter, manufactured by Nippon Light Metal Co. The bowl is engrav
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics Torch8483 - Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics Torch
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Official 1992 Barcelona Olympics torch, comprised of aluminum and plastic, measuring 26? in length and 7? at its widest point, designed by Andre Ricar
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Torch8484 - Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Torch
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Magnificent unused official 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics torch, constructed of gold-plated brass, aluminum, and Georgian pecan hardwood, measuring 31.
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Torch8485 - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Torch
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Still-sealed official 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics torch, constructed of anodized aluminum and rubber, measuring 28.5? in length and 3? at its widest
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Torch8486 - Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Torch
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Official 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics torch used during the Olympic relay, constructed of recycled aluminum and colored resin, measuring 27? in
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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London 2012 Summer Olympics Torch8487 - London 2012 Summer Olympics Torch
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Gorgeous official 2012 London Olympics torch, comprised of metal and aluminum, measuring 31.5? in length and 4.25? at its widest point, designed by Ed
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Antwerp 1920 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal8488 - Antwerp 1920 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal
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Desirable winner’s medal issued for the Antwerp 1920 Summer Olympics. Silver, 60 mm, 86.5 gm, by Josue Dupon. The front shows a victorious athlete hol
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Munich 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal with Box8489 - Munich 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal with Box
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Highly sought-after unawarded winner's medal issued for the Munich 1972 Summer Olympics. Gilt silver, 66 mm, 159 gm (without chain) or 210 gm (w...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal8490 - Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal
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Sought-after winner's medal issued for the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics. Silver, 63.5 mm, 137 gm, by Dugald Stermer. The front, inscribed, &...
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal8491 - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal
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Beautiful winner’s medal issued for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. Silver with inlaid jade, 70 mm, 186 gm, by Medal Design Group, China Central Aca
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Paris 1924 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal8492 - Paris 1924 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal
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Handsome participation medal issued for the Paris 1924 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 55 mm, 72 gm, by Raoul Benard. The front features a stunning raised de
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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St. Moritz 1928 Winter Olympics Participation Medal and Badge8493 - St. Moritz 1928 Winter Olympics Participation Medal and Badge
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Pair of items issued at the St. Moritz 1928 Winter Olympics. The first is a participation medal, bronze, 37 mm, 22 gm, by Milo Martin. The front depic
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal8494 - Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal
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Participation medal issued for the Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics, mounted and presented to controversial Los Angeles Mayor John Clinton Porter. Des
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal8495 - Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal
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Participation medal issued for the Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 71 gm, by Kunststickerei M. Jorres. The front, inscribed, "Oly...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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St. Moritz 1948 Winter Olympics Participation Medal8496 - St. Moritz 1948 Winter Olympics Participation Medal
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Uncommon participation medal issued for the St. Moritz 1948 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 40 mm, 25 gm, by Emil Wiederkehr. The front depicts a symbolic fi
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Stockholm 1956 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal8497 - Stockholm 1956 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal
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Participation medal issued for the equestrian events held in Stockholm for the Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 38 mm x 50 mm, 39 gm, by John S
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Rome 1960 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal8498 - Rome 1960 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal
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Participation medal issued for the Rome 1960 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 55 mm, 78 gm, by Emilio Greco. The front features a nude female torchbearer supe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics Participation Medal8499 - Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics Participation Medal
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Participation medal issued for the Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 50 mm, 77 gm, by Herff Jones, Indiana. The front features the Squaw Vall
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal8500 - Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal
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Participation medal issued for the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics. Tombac, 60 mm, 125 gm, by Angelina Leonova. The front features the Moscow Games emblem
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Participation Medal8501 - Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Participation Medal
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Participation medal issued for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 64 mm, 133 gm, by Cornelius Martens. The front depicts the Calgary Games embl
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal8502 - Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal
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Participation medal issued for the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm x 65 mm, 129 gm, designed by Nebojsa Mitric. The front bears stylized
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics Participation Medal8503 - Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics Participation Medal
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Participation medal issued for the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. Silver-colored, 50 mm, 69 gm. The front depicts the Sydney Olympic emblem surrounded b
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Steel Participation Medal8504 - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Steel Participation Medal
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Participation medal issued for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Polished steel, 50 mm, 81 gm. The front features the Sochi emblem and patchwork quilt d
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Participation Medal8505 - Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Participation Medal
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Participation medal of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Alloy copper, 44 mm x 53 mm, 89 gm. The front features the Rio Games logo above Olympic ring
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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2016 Rio Summer Olympics Athlete's Participation Medal and Diploma8506 - 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Athlete's Participation Medal and Diploma
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Official participation medal of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Alloy copper, 44 x 50 cm, 100 gm. The front features the Rio Games logo above Olymp
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics Poster8507 - Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics Poster
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Rare color 24.5 x 39.25 English variant of the official poster designed by Ludwig Hohlwein for the 1936 Garmisch Winter Olympics. The poster portrays
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics Candy Tin8508 - Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics Candy Tin
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Superb vintage Van Melle's Toffees candy tin commemorating the Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics, measures approximately 6 x 9.75 x 6, with the fou...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Washington 1786 Signed Handwritten Letter8509 - George Washington 1786 Signed Handwritten Letter
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Amazing and extraordinarily well-preserved handwritten letter signed “G. Washington,” three pages on two sheets, 7.25 x 9, Mount Vernon, January 10, 1
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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George Washington 1779 Signed Letter - Revolutionary War Dated8510 - George Washington 1779 Signed Letter - Revolutionary War Dated
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Revolutionary War–dated letter signed “Go: Washington,” one page both sides, 7.5 x 12.5, May 22, 1779. Letter to Brigadier General James Clinton, the
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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John Adams 1798 Signed Letter8511 - John Adams 1798 Signed Letter
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Letter signed as president, "John Adams," one page both sides, 8 x 9.75, June 4, 1798. Letter “To the Inhabitants of Medford in the State ...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson 1786 Signed Handwritten Letter8512 - Thomas Jefferson 1786 Signed Handwritten Letter
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Handwritten letter signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, February 8, 1786. Letter to Governor James Bowdoin of Massachusetts, written
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 35,000.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt 1934 Signed US Treasury Presidential Payroll Check - PSA/DNA8513 - Franklin D. Roosevelt 1934 Signed US Treasury Presidential Payroll Check - PSA/DNA
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Extremely rare presidential paycheck from the Treasurer of the United States, 8.5 x 3.25, filled out in type as payable to "Franklin D. Rooseve...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,500.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy 1962 Profiles in Courage Signed Book - White House8514 - John F. Kennedy 1962 Profiles in Courage Signed Book - White House
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Signed book: Profiles in Courage. Later printing. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1956. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.75, 266 pages. Signed and inscr...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,500.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy 1960 Signed Campaign Photograph8515 - John F. Kennedy 1960 Signed Campaign Photograph
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Unusual vintage matte-finish 19.25 x 9 photo by Tony Spina of Senator John Kennedy at a March, 26, 1960 press conference in Detroit, affixed to its or
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein 1949 Signed Bank Check - PSA/DNA8516 - Albert Einstein 1949 Signed Bank Check - PSA/DNA
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Princeton Bank and Trust Company check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Einstein, "Albert Einstein," payable to F. W. Biallas for $17.3...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Titanic Marconigrams: Leila Meyer Saks8517 - Titanic Marconigrams: Leila Meyer Saks
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Two original Marconigrams sent by two survivors of the Titanic, while aboard the Carpathia. Both are in pencil on Marconi International Marine Communi
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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George and Ira Gershwin 1937 RKO Radio Pictures Signed Agreement8518 - George and Ira Gershwin 1937 RKO Radio Pictures Signed Agreement
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Document signed "George Gershwin" and "Ira Gershwin," one page, 8.5 x 11, May 24, 1937. Document concerning their agreement with...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Harry Houdini 1918 Signed Typed Letter8519 - Harry Houdini 1918 Signed Typed Letter
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Typed letter signed “Houdini,” one page, 5.5 x 6.5, January 6, 1918. Letter to Alfred Becks, in full: "Sorry I have not been able to see you, t...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Bruce Lee 1971 Signed Personal Check - PSA/DNA GEM MINT 108520 - Bruce Lee 1971 Signed Personal Check - PSA/DNA GEM MINT 10
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Choice personal check, 6 x 2.75, neatly filled out and signed by Lee, "Bruce Lee," payable to Blue Ribbon, June 16, 1971. In fine conditio...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Al Capone Extremely rare 1926 Twice-Signed Document - PSA/DNA GEM MINT 10!8522 - Al Capone Extremely rare 1926 Twice-Signed Document - PSA/DNA GEM MINT 10!
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Extraordinary partly-printed signed document, signed twice, “Alphonse Capone,” one page, 8.75 x 3, November 18, 1926. An interest note for "Loa...
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Christy Mathewson 1902 New York Giants Signed Player Contract9001 - Christy Mathewson 1902 New York Giants Signed Player Contract
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Contract, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 14, September 18, 1901. National League and American Association of Professional Base Ball Clubs p
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Estimates : 75,000.00 - 100,000.00
 
 
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Joe Gedeon 1916 Washington Senators Contract also Signed by Clark Griffith9002 - Joe Gedeon 1916 Washington Senators Contract also Signed by Clark Griffith
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Very early contract, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 14, July 29, 1915. American League regular player’s contract in which Joe Gedeon agree
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Charles Harry 'Nemo' Leibold 1921 Chicago White Sox Signed Player Contract with Charles Comiskey9003 - Charles Harry 'Nemo' Leibold 1921 Chicago White Sox Signed Player Contract with Charles Comiskey
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Very early contract, signed “Chas. A. Comiskey” and “Harry Leibold,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 14, November 1, 1920. American League
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Pie Traynor 1922 Pittsburgh Pirates Signed Player Contract with Barney Dreyfuss - Traynor's First Fu9004 - Pie Traynor 1922 Pittsburgh Pirates Signed Player Contract with Barney Dreyfuss - Traynor's First Fu
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Contract, signed in pencil, “Signed Harold J. Traynor,” and fountain pen, "Barney Dreyfuss," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 11,...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Rogers Hornsby 1921 St. Louis Cardinals Signed Player Contract (NL Batting Champion!)9005 - Rogers Hornsby 1921 St. Louis Cardinals Signed Player Contract (NL Batting Champion!)
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Contract, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 11, February 23, 1921. National League uniform player's contract in which Rogers Hornsby ag...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Elton Langford 1923 Signed New York Yankees Player Contract with Ban Johnson and Jacob Ruppert9006 - Elton Langford 1923 Signed New York Yankees Player Contract with Ban Johnson and Jacob Ruppert
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Desirable contract, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 11, March 5, 1923. Contract between the American League Base Ball Club of New York and E
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wilbert Hod Ford 1925–26 Brooklyn Robins Signed Player Contract with Wilbert Robinson9007 - Wilbert Hod Ford 1925–26 Brooklyn Robins Signed Player Contract with Wilbert Robinson
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Contract, signed “Wilbert Robinson, Jr.,” and “Horace H. Ford,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 11, May 17, 1925. National League uniform pl
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Red Faber 1926 Chicago White Sox Signed Player Contract9008 - Red Faber 1926 Chicago White Sox Signed Player Contract
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Contract, signed “Urban C. Faber,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 11, December 8, 1925. American League uniform player's contract in ...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Joe Sewell 1927 Cleveland Indians Signed Player Contract9009 - Joe Sewell 1927 Cleveland Indians Signed Player Contract
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Contract, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 11, [1927]. American League uniform player's contract in which Joe Sewell agrees to render &...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Frankie Frisch 1929 St. Louis Cardinals Signed Player Contract9010 - Frankie Frisch 1929 St. Louis Cardinals Signed Player Contract
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Contract, signed “Frank Frisch, Jr.,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 11, January 9, 1929. National League uniform player’s contract in whic
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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