A black ink sketch of Mickey Mouse with his creator, Walt Disney’s autograph on it, was the biggest seller in the December Coach’s Corner Sports and Celebrity auction, selling for $4,654.
A Pud Galvin cut (actually signed Jas. A. Galvin) sold for $3,763 and was the second-highest selling item in the auction.
The Disney piece measured approximately 8-by-10 and is clearly one-of-a-kind. The Galvin piece was of great interest since this obscure Hall of Famer died in 1902 and his autographs are extremely rare.
Babe Ruth, as usual, placed high in the auction with a signed official AL ball bringing $2,912. Another Ruth signed ball, this one an official Reach AL ball, sold for $1,654.
A Jackie Robinson signed Rawlings New York-Penn League ball brought $2,431, a ball signed by President John F. Kennedy fetched $2,218 and a vintage Little League ball signed by Tris Speaker went for $1,838.
A signed copy of the Beatles “Abbey Road” album brought $1,737. Two Lou Gehrig items were among the top sellers, with a signed official NL ball bringing $1,737 and signed membership card in the School of Baseball selling for $1,389.
A Johnny Evers signed vintage ball, showing plenty of use, sold for $1,688, while a Nolan Ryan signed catcher’s mitt – also bearing the signatures of the seven catchers in his no-hitters – sold for $1,675.
Benjamin Franklin’s signature, cut from a document, went for $1,157, while a Michael Jordan Fleer 1986-87 rookie card, graded pristine 10, sold for $1,051.