1902 Baltimore Orioles Flannel Just Consigned!

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Incredible 1902 Baltimore Orioles Game-Used Road Flannel Jersey (Player Family LOA • Earliest Known Example • Graded 9+) 

 The Orioles’ second season in Baltimore would ultimately prove to be their last, as the team was moved to New York after the season, where they became known as the New York Highlanders. The Yankees franchise began play in the 1901 season as the Baltimore Orioles. In 1903, Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the franchise after it ceased operations and moved it to New York City, renaming the club the New York Highlanders who were officially renamed the Yankees in 1913.

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We are pleased to now offer free verbal non-binding appraisals on your treasured collectibles.

Our Appraisals Services Department will get you the necessary information you need whether it be pre-sale auction estimates, estate planning or just plain curiosity.

We have assembled a superb team of experienced specialists in all areas of Sports Collectibles including:

  • Game-Used/Game-Worn Jerseys & Equipment
  • Sports & Historical Autographs
  • Championship Jewelry, Trophies & Awards
  • Pre-1960′s Sports Cards
  • Entertainment, Rock n’ Roll, Political, Americana & Historical Memorabilia

We offer complimentary initial assessments of individual items, collections, and estates to assist in determining the extent of the required appraisal service.

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Overtime! 450+ Lots Just Posted

In addition to the 563 lots highlighted in the printed catalog, our July 17th auction also features 450+ lots that are available online-only.

These late additions can be viewed in our overtime section by clicking here.

Just Added

Willie McCovey Player Collection

Previews for this sale will be online Monday. Physical catalogs are currently at the printer and will begin to mail late next week.

Few players have ever bonded with a franchise like Willie McCovey did with the Giants. A former Rookie of the Year and MVP Award winner, McCovey finished his career with 521 home runs, 1,555 RBI, and a .270 batting average. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1986, his first year of eligibility. Grey Flannel is proud to offer select artifacts from his storied career.

Newly Discovered 1891 John H. Ryder Cy Young Cabinet

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One of the most astonishing 19th century card related discoveries in recent years, this rookie-era cabinet photo of the legendary Cy Young from 1891-92 featuring what is believed to be the earliest image of Young in a professional baseball uniform. Possibly the first image ever produced of Young in a major league uniform, the crystal clear, window-like photograph captures Young as he poses in a formal studio setting. Photographer’s credit, “John H. Ryder – Cleveland, Ohio,” appears both on the base of the mount and reverse. This specific image of Young has been seen on a rare 1891 Cleveland Spiders team composite baseball schedule display, dating its origin to his first full season in professional baseball and warranting possible consideration as his rookie issue.

Auction Action by Paul Lucas of ESPN & Uni-Watch

Thanks Paul! To view this post and other fine uniform related discussions head over to Uni-Watch.com

Our friends at Grey Flannel Auctions are running another catalog auction, which means it’s time for me to showcase some of the most interesting items they’re selling. Here we go:

• Did you know Jackie Robinson had his own traveling All-Star team in the late 1940s and early ’50s? I didn’t, until I saw this gorgeous jacket. There’s no indication that Jackie himself wore this particular jacket, but whatever — it’s magnificent.

• I love, love, love this 1912 Red Sox championship watch fob. What a beauty! (And if you’re into championship jewelry, you’ll also like this 1915 Red Sox ribbon and medallion, this 1920 Indians championship pin, and this 1926 Asheville pendant.)

• Who knew that the Dodgers had separate jackets just for rookies? Not me! Probably from spring training. Love that Skinner tagging, too.

• What’s even better than a green-trimmed Johnny Bench jersey from the Reds’ first St. Patrick’s Day game? Having that jersey with the accompanying stirrups!

• Here’s an interesting one: a 1944 “U.S. All Stars” jersey worn by infielder Eddie Joost, apparently as part of military promotional team during World War II. Note that the periods are rotated so they appear as diamonds!

• If you liked that line of college football jerseys recently launched by Ebbets Field Flannels as much as I do, you’ll love this 1960s Princeton jersey.

• I was a little surprised to see that this 1977 Willie McCovey jersey showed a raised “c” on his McNOB. So I did a bit of checking and found that, sure enough, the Giants consistently styled his name that way on a variety of different jersey styles, as seen hereherehere, and here. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any rear-view photos of him from his stints with the Padres and A’s. Anyone..?

• Here’s an inscription you won’t often see: Mickey Mantle disgustedly signed this ball at the end of a low-turnout autograph session in New Orleans with, “This is the last fuckin ball in N.O.”

• Mets fans might be interested in these two non-Mets gamers: a Jerry Koosman White Sox jersey and a Jon Matlack Rangers jersey.

Want to see more? You can see all of the auction lots here.

 

 

Bidding Is Now Open

Bidding for Grey Flannel Auctions’ highly anticipated December 19th Holiday catalog is officially underway!

As our loyal customers have come to expect, this sale will include a wide array of game-used memorabilia, historical artifacts, screen-worn Hollywood collectibles and rare one-of-a-kind autographs. Auction Ends 12/19/2017. Physical catalogs are in the mail and should begin to arrive shortly.

eCatalog Now Online | Bidding Opens Monday 

Holiday Auction eCatalog | Bidding Opens Monday 

This is a browser-based and mobile-friendly digital edition of our printed catalog that is instantly available for your viewing pleasure. Physical catalogs are at the printer and Premier Bidders should start to receive their copies by late next week.

The Larry Gardner Collection | Just Consigned!

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Larry Gardner played most of his prime in the dead-ball era, as the third baseman on several successful Red Sox teams. He helped the Red Sox to victories in the 1912, 1915, and 1916 World Series. He led Boston with 5 RBIs in the 1912 Series and hit his team’s only home run. In the famous 10th inning of the final game, the same inning that included Fred Snodgrass and Chief Meyers making critical fielding mistakes and giving the Red Sox two extra outs to work with, it was Gardner who drove in Steve Yerkes with the series-winning sacrifice fly. Gardner homered in consecutive games of the ’16 Series, including a three-run inside-the-park homer in Game 4. The two home runs matched his regular season total. Gardner played a key role on the pennant-winning 1920 Indians, leading the team in RBIs (118), games played (154) and at-bats (597). He went 5-for-24 in the 1920 World Series, which Cleveland won, 5 games to 2. Gardner was on the winning side in all four of his World Series appearances.

This material is being made available for the first time direct from the Gardner family! 

The Larry Gardner Collection

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