The signing habits of Mantle, Williams and DiMaggio on the show circuit and with memorabilia companies was all forgers needed to have a “story” as to why they would be in possession of hundreds of signed photos, for instance, of these superstar players – none of which were genuine.
James Fiorentino has accomplished more at age 34 than most artists fulfill in a lifetime, dazzling Hall of Famers along the way. Some of his “early” works were on display in the Baseball Hall of Fame before Fiorentino could even drive. In an exclusive interview, Fiorentino talks about his work and proudest moments.
A T206 Ty Cobb, 1939 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio and a Stan Musial signed bat are among 15 lots added to Goldin Auctions’ current sale that will benefit the American Red Cross. All proceeds from those lots will go to the non-profit organization.
Originally cast as a one-sheet quartet of stars, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Larry Doby and Willie Stargell will now get their own individual sheets beginning July 21.
The names were big – Joe DiMaggio, Sandy Koufax and Bill Russell, among them – and the final prices were even bigger in Grey Flannel’s latest auction.
Grey Flannel kicks off another high-end auction with game-used jerseys from Joe DiMaggio, Sandy Koufax, Bill Russell and many more. Plus championship rings and other high-end items.