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Lot 573
Babe Ruth autographed photograph, real photo of Ruth's swing during batting practice with excellent contrast and clarity, with complete signature at bottom right in pen "Sincerely/Babe Ruth". A gem for your collection, also includes Hall of Fame postcard, Excellent to Near Mint 6.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Born: February 6, 1895, Pigtown, Baltimore, MD, Died: August 16, 1948, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY
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Current Bid $3,750.
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Lot 574
Lou Gehrig autographed photograph, real photo of Gehrig's swing at batting practice, an iconic image with excellent clarity & contrast, signed with pen at lower right "To James/Best Wishes/Lou Gehrig", complete bold signature, also includes Hall of Fame postcard, Excellent to Near Mint 6.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000

Henry Louis Gehrig (born Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig;[1] June 19, 1903 - June 2, 1941), nicknamed "the Iron Horse", was an American baseball first baseman who played his entire professional career (17 seasons) in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, from 1923 until 1939. Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, which earned him his nickname "the Iron Horse." He was an All-Star seven consecutive times,[2] a Triple Crown winner once,[3] an American League (AL) Most Valuable Player twice,[3] and a member of six World Series champion teams. He had a career .340 batting average.632 slugging average, and a .447 on base average. He hit 493 home runs and had 1,995 runs batted in (RBI).

Current Bid $3,750.
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Lot 575
Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig autographed photographs. The previous two lots sold as a single lot if bid exceeds individual lot prices, Excellent to Near Mint 6.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
Current Bid $7,500.
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Lot 576
Mickey Mantle signed bat, genuine K55 Mickey Mantle style Louisville Slugger bat, the exact type of game bat that he used. Boldly signed in blue, with letter of authenticity from James Spence Authentication, Near Mint to Mint 8.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300.
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Lot 577
Project Mercury Astronauts, full sheet of 50 of the 4¢ Project Mercury stamp (Scott 1193) autographed in the wide selvage on the right side of the sheet by six of the "Original Seven" Mercury astronauts: John Glenn, Jr. ("JH Glenn Jr"), Alan Shepard, Jr. ("AB Shepard Jr"), Wally Schirra, Jr. ("WM Schirra Jr"), Virgil "Gus" Grissom ("VI Grissom"), Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, Jr. ("Leroy G Cooper Jr"), and (Malcolm) Scott Carpenter ("M. Scott Carpenter")—Deke Slayton is the only one of "The Seven" not to have signed. The sheet is believed to have been presented to a Mr. Leslie Williams at a post-mission gathering. Mr. Williams worked as an engineer for one of the subcontractors on the Mercury project, possibly A.B. Dick Co., as evidenced by the Souvenir Apollo 11 Man on the Moon envelope that was mailed to him and in which the sheet has been stored for many years. The narrow selvage on the left has been folded under to fit into the envelope and there is some slight gum loss from improper storage, none of which affect the signatures or the importance of his historic item. Overall Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $650.
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