When it comes to signed memorabilia, there aren’t many companies better than EAC Gallery in terms of quality and variety. The New Hyde Park, N.Y., company has put together another impressive lineup of signed collectibles for its upcoming auction that ends April 7.
Catalogs for this auction will be mailed Mar. 11, with a full preview online at www.eacgallery.com at that time.
In the meantime, here are some of the featured items in the 692-lot auction.
When it comes to sports collectibles in the upcoming EAC Gallery auction, all of the big names are present, including a Ty Cobb single-signed baseball dated just months before his death in 1961.
A true sports auction would be remiss without items pertaining to Babe Ruth. EAC comes through with a fine selection. Leading the pack is a World’s Fair Academy of Sport certificate signed by Ruth, along with Ruth’s agent Christy Walsh and Pro Football Hall of Famer Ace Parker.
Other Ruth-related items in the auction include a signed photo dated to 1948, a signed check dated to 1938 and a vintage trading card lot featuring his 1933 Goudey card and his York Caramel Co. pasteboard.
Another Ruth piece is a 1931 N.Y. Yankees team-signed OAL baseball signed by more than 20 members, including Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Herb Pennock, Joe Sewell, Lefty Gomez, Tony Lazzeri, Earle Combs, Bill Dickey and Red Ruffing.
If there’s Ruth, you know Mickey Mantle isn’t far behind. EAC’s lineup includes a Mantle signed bat and a Mantle-signed Yankee Stadium seat from the 1973 renovation of the stadium.
A pair of signed cuts will also be included in the sale – Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx, along with a Jackie Robinson signed check.
Single-signed baseballs include Frank Frisch, Edd Rousch, Bill Terry, Lefty Gomez, Carl Furillo, Charlie Gehinger, Sandy Koufax, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and many more.
Team-signed baseballs in the sale include the 1941 N.Y. Giants with Mel Ott and Gabby Hartnett; 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers with Robinson, Campanella, Snider and Koufax; 1968 Pittsburgh Pirates with Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell; and a 1992 National League All-Star team with Bobby Cox, Ozzie Smith, Ryne Sandberg, Tony Gwynn, Greg Maddux and many more.
EAC also has a great signed selection covering football, basketball, hockey and boxing in the auction. For a complete list, visit the company’s website.
Those familiar with EAC Gallery know the auction house always offers high-grade examples of presidential and historical signatures, and this sale is no different.
Leading off the auction is an Abraham Lincoln signed document dated to 1862, just two days prior to the Battle of Shiloh. Another Lincoln signed document is dated to 1863.
A first in more than 30 years for EAC Gallery is a signed letter by Thomas Paine, dated to 1789. Another rare piece is a Mathew Brady Carte de Visite portrait of George A. Custer, signed by Custer.
Also look for a Thomas Jefferson and James Madison signed document as President and Secretary of State, a war-dated document signed by Benjamin Franklin just days after the Lexington and Concord battles and a Robert E. Lee signed document signed as commanding general.
Other dignitaries with signed memorabilia in the auction include Amelia Earhart, Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, Franklin Roosevelt, Albert Einstein and dozens more.
For more information on this auction, call (516) 365-0600 or visit www.eacgallery.com.