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.
The artwork of Andy Jurinko is well received and well documented. Now enjoy the baseball stars from 1946-1960 in the latest book on Jurinko’s work called ‘Golden Boys.’ Chris Jennison provides the historical text, making for a must-have for the baseball library.
Topps made big strides in design and exclusive player contracts in 1954, which added up to one of the most popular baseball card sets ever produced.
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.
From baseball and military items to hunting, fishing and personal clothing, the Ted Williams Collection featured in Hunt Auctions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans of the Red Sox icon.
Personal letter from Ted Williams to his mistress are just part of the fun in Heritage Auctions’ current sale, which ends Nov. 10-11.