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Winning Bid:
$537.62 (Includes 15% Buyer's Premium)
Bidding Ended:
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:00:00 AM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:00:00 AM)
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Auction #208 - Part I
Item numbers 1 through 1277 in auction 208
Value Code:
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Item Description
Four pieces from his personal estate. Samuel Jones (1925-1971) pitched in the major leagues from 1951 to 1964. He began w/the Cleveland Indians. In 1952, he and former Negro League Cleveland Buckeyes teammate catcher Quincy Trouppe formed the first black battery in American League history. Jones led the National League in strikeouts and walks in 1955,1956, and 1958. On May 12,1955 he became the first African American to pitch a no-hitter in Major League history. First is 9x12x.75" thick wood and metal presentation plaque w/image wearing "St. Louis" baseball hat and text of career highlights. Trace of lt.wear. VF. Next is 8.5" "National League All Stars 1955" die-cut presentation cardboard w/baseball design from Wilson Sporting Goods w/ "Sam Jones Chicago Cubs" text in center. Lt. aging, mounting strip on blank back. Front is VF. Third item is 10x13" "Award For Proficiency Touchdown Club Of Morgantown" 1959 certificate signed in ink by president, vice-president, and secretary. Lt. creasing, age toned at extreme edges. VF. Last item is 6.75x8-7/8" glossy news service photo w/Jones w/toothpick holding two Chicago newspapers w/bold headlines for Jones no-hitter for Cubs. Dated "5-13-55" in pencil on reverse. Lt. dust soil and age rippling. Fine. Historic group which came from his estate.
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