Classic Cleveland baseball memories at auction – baseball, photos, letters, banners, more

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Some nostalgic Cleveland baseball items are up for auction, including team -signed championship baseballs, special banners, personal letters and more.

The goods, through the Lelands Auction, were completed at 22.00, 11 June.

Other items at auction include a pair of Air Jordan I sneakers featuring a 1985 Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan game, a rare 1916 Babe Ruth rookie card, a 2000 Tom Brady rookie signature and a Lakers 75th birthday LeBron James “City Edition” jersey. with the game.

Here are some Cleveland baseball items. For details, click the link under each item title:

The sports memorabilia auction includes some historic and nostalgic Cleveland items.

Cy Young-signed baseball

Cy Young-signed baseball

Named the award given to the best player in the league, Cy Young holds multiple records, including most wins – 511. Young played more than half of his 22 -year career at Cleveland and was elected Hall of Fame in his second year of induction. , 1937. His large and neat mark was written with a blue pen. The ball had some stains and scratches.

Lot No. 647. starting bid: $ 2,500.

The sports memorabilia auction includes some historic and nostalgic Cleveland items.

1929 baseball

Baseball signed the 1929 Cleveland Indians high school team

the official American League ball was signed in black fountain pen by 16 members from 1929 India: Manager Roger Peckinpaugh at the sweet spot, plus Joe Sewell and Luke Averill, Wes Ferrell and Willis Hudlin among the players who signed. The ball is considered very good for mint condition. Team football from this decade is rare. The 1929 Indians went 81-71.

The sports memorabilia auction includes some historic and nostalgic Cleveland items.

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Lot No. 651. Starting bid: $ 500.

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The rare team football commemorates the 1945 Negro Buckeyes League World Championship and bears the inscription “1945 Cleveland Buckeye World Champions”. Eighteen team members entered, including Sam Jethoe, with blue pens. The Buckeyes competed in the American Negro League from 1942 to 1950. The auction house said items related to Negro League teams were rare. The ball is in very good condition.

Lot No. 656. Starting bid: $ 500.

The sports memorabilia auction includes some historic and nostalgic Cleveland items.

1948 baseball

1948 Indian world champions signed baseball team

The official American League ball was signed in blue ink by 29 members from India in 1948. The auction house said it was the most complete 1948 Indian ball had seen and included signatures from owner Bill Veeck, general manager Hank Greenberg, Satchel Paige, Lou Boudreau and Bob Feller. It has some abrasions but is in very good condition.

Lot No. 661. Starting offer: $ 800.

The sports memorabilia auction includes some historic and nostalgic Cleveland items.

1954 baseball

1954 Indians American League football champion signed team

The official American League ball was signed in blue ink by 29 members of the 1954 American League champions, including manager Al Lopez and pitcher Hal Newhouser at the sweet spot, plus Larry Doby, Bob Lemon, coach Mel Harder and others. India won a record 111 games that season.

Lot No. 664. Starting bid: $ 300.

The sports memorabilia auction includes some historic and nostalgic Cleveland items.

Letter from Speaker Tris

1944 Speaker Tris signs letter

The one -page letter, dated August 10, 1944, was signed by Hall of Fame outfielder Tris Speaker. In the letter, the Speaker regretted that the signature request was late and he was unable to provide the requested signature, but he attached a signed drawing. The speaker worked for the Indians as a broadcaster and scout at the time.

Lot No. 777. Starting bid: $ 200.

The sports memorabilia auction includes some historic and nostalgic Cleveland items.

Eddie Murray countdown banner

Eddie Murray signed 2,985 hits – baseball and banners

In 1995, when Eddie Murray approached his 3,000th hit, the Indians began collecting balls and counting backwards through banners displayed on the walls of the stadium. Murray wrote the ball “Eddie Murray 2985.” The banner is 24 square inches and shows 15 – the number Murray needed to reach 3,000. Murray wrote the banner “Eddie Murray #33.” The 2,985th hit of his career occurred on June 12, 1995, against Baltimore. Banners are not displayed for long; the next hit came later in the inning in the bottom of the fifth. (Murray’s 3,000th hit occurred on June 30.)

Lot No. 870. Starting offer: $ 300.

The sports memorabilia auction includes some historic and nostalgic Cleveland items.

Cleveland figurines and trinkets are rare

Indian collection of 120-plus items

This collection of Indian memorabilia includes more than 120 items. Items come from one person’s collection and include: A gold tooth Stanford Pottery bank; 1940s bank with fur; 1950s salt and pepper shakers; 1950s ashtray with tooth match tooth; 1948 glass gray tray; 1940s milk glass ash tray; 1940s Gibbs-Conner bank; two 1947 sculptures by Mazzolini; 1960s gold base nodder with mascot head, pens, pencils, pins, cigarette case and more.

Lot No. 956. initial bid: $ 2,000.

The sports memorabilia auction includes some historic and nostalgic Cleveland items.

1999 Gordon Cobbledick Golden Tomahawk Award

1999 Manny Ramirez Indians Golden Tomahawk Award

In 1963, Cleveland members of the American Baseball Writers Association founded The Gordon Cobbledick Golden Tomahawk Award, which is given annually to the most underrated player on the team. Cobbledick is a longtime sports editor and writer with The Plain Dealer who will be appointed a journalism wing at the Baseball Hall of Fame. The award was discontinued after the 2002 season. The auction house said the award, which was given to Indian foreigner Manny Ramirez – is one of the few it has ever auctioned. The 1999 award was Ramirez’s second year when he won. He hit .333 with 165 RBI wins in the league. Ramirez was named to the All-Star team, and India finished first in the Central American League. The award is 21.5 by 14.5 inches.

Lot No. 961. Starting bid: $ 300.

The sports memorabilia auction includes some historic and nostalgic Cleveland items.

1941 press pass

1941 Indian season pass – valid for Joe DiMaggio’s 56th game.

Pass this 1941 Indian season – published for “International News Ph. Inc.” – rare at certain gradation levels. This gives an entry into what became the last game of Joe DiMaggio’s historic 56-game record. The game was held at Cleveland’s League Park on July 16, 1941. Ticket holders could certainly witness the end of the record, which took place on July 17 at Cleveland Stadium. The auction house says that tickets from any game during the streak are rare. The pass is 4 by 2.5 inches.

Lot No. 1031. Starting bid: $ 200.

The sports memorabilia auction includes some historic and nostalgic Cleveland items.

Photo of Bob Feller’s high school

Photo of 1930s Bob Feller High School

Personal photo of Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller from the 1930s. Feller, who grew up in Van Meter, Iowa, ages 266-162. The photo was roughly taken shortly before Feller’s major league debut when he was 17 years old. The photo is in its original frame, and measures approximately 5.25 x 7 inches.

Lot No. 1149. Starting bid: $ 200.

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