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This Week in Sports News September 19, 2013
In This Issue:
Rare 1909 Cleveland Naps Game Worn Jersey To Be Featured In Upcoming Auction
History Of National and American League Baseball Guides Lend Collectors Important Information
Fall Sports Catalog Dates Moved to November 7-9
Sunday Internet Auction Highlights
Win A Free $500 Auction Credit By Sharing Your Collecting Stories
September 30 West Texas Golf Classic Auction Benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Website Tips: Tracking Details
Consign Today
Employment Opportunities
Around Heritage Auctions
Sports Trivia
Current Auctions
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Rare 1909 Cleveland Naps Game Worn Jersey To Be Featured In Upcoming Auction
1909 Glenn Liebhardt Game Worn Cleveland Naps Jersey
With the start of our Fall catalog auction right around the corner, featuring more than 3500 quality lots of sports cards and memorabilia, we are proud to highlight a thrilling and exceedingly rare 1909 game-worn Cleveland Naps Jersey road grey pinstriped flannel worn by Glenn Liebhardt. The first we've ever encountered, this particular model once belonged to the right-handed relief pitcher, who recorded a respectable 2.92 earned run average during this, his final season in the Major Leagues. We're able to peg the vintage definitively to the 1909 season as it was the only year utilizing pinstriped grey without a contrast collar.

Neatly embroidered in green at interior collar is "G. Liebhardt," and the same color felt is utilized to spell "Cleveland" in unique block lettered font across the chest. It's arguably the best-preserved Major League uniform piece of this vintage in the modern hobby. A simply magnificent relic for the advanced and uncompromising uniform collector. To view auction, please click here.

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History Of National and American League Baseball Guides Lend Collectors Important Information
History of the Baseball
History of the Baseball's Official National & American League Base Ball Guides are the first and most comprehensive collector's guides for identifying, dating, and pricing Spalding, Reach, and Rawlings Official National & American League Baseballs. These guides identify every baseball used in professional National & American League baseball games from 1876 to 1999.

Each page in these guides showcases a ball in remarkable, high-quality professional photography, showing all stamped panels, as well as the original box. These changes are accurately traced chronologically and go through the National & American League of Professional Base Ball Clubs. Each page is dedicated to a specific ball and time period, and highlights even the smallest of changes, including the Presidential stamping, logo changes, stitch type and count, materials, and branding differences. Some of these baseballs are so rare that only one or two are known to exist, and this guide contains photographs of even those most rare of baseballs.

For more information on this significant hobby reference publication, pleasevisit historyofthebaseball.com.

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Fall Sports Catalog Dates Moved to November 7-9

Please note that the dates for our Fall catalog auction have been moved back two weeks to November 7-9. The auction will be our largest ever, and we are pleased to announce that the change will allow more time for bidding, while also allowing the catalogs to be in the bidders' hands with plenty of time. Bidding will start on HA.com/Sports at or around October 3.

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Sunday Internet Auction Highlights

HA.com/Sports is the place to be every Sunday night for collectors of fine sports memorabilia and trading cards.

Over 100 lots will close to initial bidding at 10:00 PM CT. On a lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there are no more bids for 30 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on previously. If a bid was placed at 10:15, the new end time for that lot would become 10:45. If no other bids were placed before 10:45, the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing your bid will not extend the bidding during the 30 Minute Ending phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding).

No other major sports memorabilia auction house provides its clientele this much bidding excitement. It's just another reason why Heritage is the World's Largest Collectibles Auctioneer.

Call or email today to discuss consigning your fine sport collectibles and trading cards to an upcoming Heritage auction.

141 Lots Ending Sunday September 22
Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris Dual Signed First Day Cover
Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris Dual Signed First Day Cover


1957 Topps Ted Williams #1 SGC 86 NM+ 7.5
1957 Topps Ted Williams #1 SGC 86 NM+ 7.5


1952 Topps Baseball Collection (139)
1952 Topps Baseball Collection (139)


1957 - 1997 Topps & Fleer baseball Collection (443)
1957 - 1997 Topps & Fleer baseball Collection (443)


1950's Ed Walsh Double Signed Hall of Fame Plaque
1950's Ed Walsh Double Signed Hall of Fame Plaque


1962 Topps Baseball Collection (700+)
1962 Topps Baseball Collection (700+)


1937 Babe Ruth Signed Check
1937 Babe Ruth Signed Check


1960's Ron Kostelnik Signed Green Bay Packers Checks Lot of 20
1960's Ron Kostelnik Signed Green Bay Packers Checks Lot of 20


Jack Johnson Signed Album Sheet
Jack Johnson Signed Album Sheet


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Win A Free $500 Auction Credit By Sharing Your Collecting Stories

Heritage Auctions and Antique Trader magazine are teaming up to offer a $500 auction credit as the grand prize in the 5th Annual Favorite Finds Contest!

The contest is an opportunity to share your most memorable stories with your fellow collectors. Your submission puts you in the running for the grand prize of a $500 auction credit with Heritage, or the runner-up prize: a 10-volume reference library courtesy of Krause Publications and a one-year subscription to Antique Trader.

It's free to enter and every participant gets a free copy of the Favorite Finds issue featuring their story. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM ET Sept. 30, 2013. Learn how to enter and read how one collector discovered an amazing bronze Tiffany cigarette box at a garage sale.

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September 30 West Texas Golf Classic Auction Benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Stillwaters Ranch whitetail hunt in the Texas hill country
In 2010, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) and a group of dedicated friends hosted the first West Texas Golf Classic at the scenic and historic Lubbock Country Club. Now in its fourth year, the tournament promises a wonderful day of golf, outstanding prizes and great fellowship, but so much more is accomplished through this event. It offers an opportunity for participants to come together and show support for the exceptional work TSRHC is doing to improve thousands of children's lives across Texas.

Proceeds from the tournament have greatly benefited the hospital. To date, the tournament has made more than $250,000 to support such areas as the Center for Excellence in Hip Disorders, the Allan Shivers Park and the hospital's Atrium renovation project. This support has made a significant difference in the lives of Texas children.

This auction features a Stillwaters Ranch whitetail hunt in the Texas hill country.

For more information about the auction, contact Jeri Carroll at 214-409-1873 or JeriC@HA.com.

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Website Tips: Tracking Details

Can't wait for your purchase to arrive? We have added a new method of checking the status of your shipment from Heritage.

Each completed invoice in MyOrders contains a tracking link. Click on it, and a new section displays with the brief shipping details, including shipped date and delivery status.

Brief Tracking Details

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If you like, you then have the option of viewing the complete shipping information by clicking the "Show Complete Tracking Details" link.

Complete Tracking Details

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Consign Today

Top quality consignments will be featured in publications such as Sports Collectors Digest, Sports Market Report, and Intelligent Collector Magazine, to provide maximum exposure. Generous cash advances are available. Call or email one of our Consignment Directors today to discuss your collection.

Chris Ivy
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1319
or email at CIvy@HA.com

Derek Grady
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1975
or email at DerekG@HA.com

Mike Gutierrez
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1183
or email at MikeG@HA.com

Mark Jordan
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1187
or email at MarkJ@HA.com

Lee Iskowitz
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1601
or email at LeeI@HA.com

Peter Calderon
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1789
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Jonathan Scheier
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1314
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Chris Nerat
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Rob Rosen
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Tony Giese
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Employment Opportunities

As the fastest growing American-based auction house, financially rock-solid Heritage Auctions continues to grow and seek the best talent in the industry. If you are a specialist or have strong general collectibles knowledge, we want to hear from you. These specialists will, in some cases, head new departments and in others will enhance existing department expertise. We have positions open at our headquarters in Dallas as well as at our new state-of-the-art galleries in prime locations in both Midtown Manhattan and Beverly Hills.

Heritage is seeking to hire the world's best specialists in the following categories:

  • Asian Art Specialist
  • Classic Cars Specialist
  • Coin Buyer: New York
  • Decorative Arts & Design Specialist
  • European Art Specialist
  • Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: (New York, Beverly Hills)
  • World Coins Director: Hong Kong

If you are interested and feel you have the qualifications we seek, please email your resume and salary history to Experts@HA.com.

We are also seeking to fill the following corporate positions:

  • Client Data Specialist part-time
  • Client Services Representative
  • Currency Cataloger
  • Currency Consignment Director
  • Dealer Consignment Manager
  • e-Publishing Expert
  • Interns
  • Maintenance Assistant
  • Shipping Associate
  • Web Marketing Specialist

If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate positions, please apply here.

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The Maude Ballou Papers: Martin Luther King's Handwritten Notes, Writings And Correspondence Among Important Civil Rights Era History

Martin Luther King Jr. Autograph Letter Twice Signed
Martin Luther King Jr. Autograph Letter
Twice Signed
An unprecedented trove of material relating to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the most famous and influential name in America's storied Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s — including King's handwritten notes on eight cards containing the outline of his famed "Dexter Avenue Church Farewell Address," circa 1960 — will be offered on Oct. 17 as part of Heritage Auctions' Signature® Historical Manuscripts event in New York.

The material, more than 100 artifacts in all, are coming to auction after more than half a century in the loving possession of 87-year-old Maude Ballou, Martin Luther King Jr.'s close friend and personal secretary.

Martin Luther King Jr. Autograph Letter Twice Signed
Martin Luther King Jr., Final Page of the Original 'I Have a Dream' Speech

with Original Transmittal Note Dated Two Months Before Dr. King's Death

"The Ballou material provides a ground-level perspective of the civil rights struggle," says Sandra Palomino, Director of Historical Manuscripts at Heritage Auctions. "The collection brings to light the courage and strength of all its participants. This material, available for the very first time, is unprecedented and illustrates the role of the church and the Reverend King's leadership."

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr letter
Martin Luther King Jr. Autograph Notecards Containing Notes for a Speech
,
circa December 1959
As a child growing up in the South during the 1960s, Howard Ballou, Maude's son, was privileged to witness history. He was just a boy at the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement.

"When Dr. King was elected to lead the Montgomery Improvement Association, which led to the Montgomery bus boycott, he asked mom to come work with him," said Howard, 59, a TV news anchor in Jackson, Miss. "She was working at the time for a local radio station. She had a business degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. She was a great organizer. She got things done. Of course, this was the boycott that changed the world."

Maude Ballou later helped Dr. King establish his office at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Mrs. Ballou moved with King to Atlanta, living with the King family for several months, ensuring a smooth transition before King had time to hire a new secretary.

As King's secretary, Ballou handled his schedule, wrote letters on his behalf, and received correspondence from King and other civil rights leaders.

MKL and Maude Ballou NAACP card
Martin Luther King Jr. and Maude Ballou 'Distinguished NAACP Volunteer' Cards with Letter

"Maude Ballou communicated with all the great leaders of the day," said Palomino. "Rosa Parks, Adam Clayton Powell, Ralph Abernethy, Wyatt Tee Walker, you name it. She worked closely with Dr. King in all of his writing and editing."

"These are treasures from my mom's years at the beginning of the civil rights movement," said Howard. "My mother has finally decided that, after half a century safeguarding this material, and Dr. King's legacy, she wants to share these items with the public. It's time for them to be appreciated by others as much as we've appreciated them."

Heritage Auctions will be donating a portion of its proceeds from the auction of The Ballou Papers to Alabama State University.

More information about historical auctions.

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Renoir's Personal Effects And Sculpture Offered

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Collection
The single largest archive of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's personally-owned objects — from his signature polka-dot scarf to the original plaster maquette of La Grande Venus Victrix — will highlight an expansive grouping dedicated to the Impressionist icon in Heritage Auctions' The Renoir Estate Collection Signature® Auction, Sept. 19 in New York.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Grande Venus victorieuse
The collection is an intimate glimpse inside the personal and professional life of the master painter through a trove of important documents, including his marriage certificate, photographs and letters written to Renoir from friends and contemporaries such as Monet, Manet, and Rodin.

The collection also features a selection of original sculptural plaster maquettes created at Renoir's estate in Cagnes, France, in the twilight of his career. Battling severe arthritis, Renoir collaborated with a young and able-handed artist, Richard Guino, at his dealer Ambroise Vollard's suggestion.

Together, Renoir and Guino selected which drawings and paintings would work as sculptures, and they set to work. Included among the sculptural offerings is likely the auction's top lot — a 72 inch tall original plaster maquette for La Grande Venus Victrix, the Roman goddess.

"This museum-level collection is superb in its completeness and reveals volumes about the man and his art," said Brian Roughton, Managing Director of Fine Art at Heritage Auctions. "It touches every corner of his life and represents the last time this collection will appear assembled ever again. In addition to the personal letters and objects, we're also thrilled to have the opportunity to offer 20 carefully collected original plaster maquettes."

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Coco
Among the maquettes, Heritage is offering "Coco," one of the only plaster maquettes that Renoir produced himself, depicting his young son Claude.
American Medal of Honor awarded to Renoir
The staggering amount of life documents, awards and ephemera includes rarities such as an American Medal of Honor awarded to Renoir at the 1883 Foreign Exhibition and an album of candid family photographs featuring Henri Matisse among other notable artists of the day.

The archive also includes rarely seen objects likely made for the artist's eyes only, such as a diminutive polychrome ceramic vase and sugar bowl thrown and painted with his son, Jean, at Les Collettes as Jean recuperated from War injuries at Les Collettes.

Please also join us on September 18 at 7:00 PM ET for a lecture by Virginie Journiac, art expert and former curator of the Renoir Museum at Les Collettes in Cagnes-sur-Mer who will speak about Renoir and the collection. Kindly RSVP by emailing RSVP@HA.com or calling 800-HERITAGE (437-4824), ext. 1050.

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2013 Year of the Farmer Art Auction Benefiting National FFA Organization

Dan Dunn: The Future Farmer No. 1

The 2013 Year of the Farmer Art Auction is brought to you by Case IH along with their Ram Brand partnership to support the National FFA Organization. Paintjam artist, Dan Dunn, is creating four "The Future Farmer" paintings live at the Case IH arena show experience at Farm Progress 2013, the nation's largest Outdoor Farm Show. The paintings are inspired by one of the images featured in the 2013 Ram Brand Super Bowl commercial, "So God Made a Farmer" to honor America's farmers.

The four paintings will be offered in an online auction, HA.com/FFA. The auction is now open for bidding and will be closing September 30, at 10:00 PM CT. For more information about the auction, contact Jeri Carroll at 214-409-1873 or JeriC@HA.com.

2013 Year of the Farmer Art Auction

About National FFA Organization: "Future Farmers of America" was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting — it's a science, it's a business and it's an art.

FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.

More information about charity auctions.

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Sports Trivia
What player has the most touchdowns in Super Bowl history?

       A) Emmitt Smith
       B) Max McGee
       C) Jerry Rice
       D) Michael Irvin
       E) Terrell David



Look for the answer, results and more details in the next issue of Heritage Sports News.

Last issue's question:

Which team was the last to repeat as winner of the Super Bowl?

E) None of the above (19%) (The Patriots repeated in 2004)

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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151341
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September 19 The Unknown Renoir: The Man, The Husband, The Father, The Artist Signature Auction - New York #5157 September 19 The Unknown Renoir: The Man, The Husband, The Father, The Artist Signature Auction - New York #5157
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September 21 Legends of the West Signature Auction - The John N. McWilliams Texas Ranger Collection - Dallas #6104 September 21 Legends of the West Signature Auction - The John N. McWilliams Texas Ranger Collection - Dallas #6104
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September 23 Fine Jewelry & Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Beverly Hills #5160 September 23 Fine Jewelry & Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Beverly Hills #5160
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September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach #1189 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach #1189
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September 25 - 27 & 30, & October 1 World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach #3026 September 25 - 27 & 30, & October 1 World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach #3026
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2013 September 25 - 27, 30 & October 1 Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach 3524 September 25 - 27, 30 & October 1 Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach #3524
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September 30 Year of the Farmer Art Auction Benefiting the National FFA Organization #544 September 30 Year of the Farmer Art Auction Benefiting the National FFA Organization #544
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September 30 West Texas Golf Classic Auction Benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children 552 September 30 West Texas Golf Classic Auction Benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children #552
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October 5 - 7 The Estate and Gentleman Collector Auctions #5144 October 5 - 7 The Estate and Gentleman Collector Auctions #5144
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Other Internet Auctions
Thursday Modern Coin Auction Thursday Modern Coin Auction #241338
Closes September 19
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Weekly World Coin Auction Weekly World Coin Auction #231338
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Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auctions Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auctions #201338
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Sunday Internet Coin Auction Sunday Internet Coin Auction #131339
Closes September 22
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Sunday Internet Comics Auction Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121338
Closes September 22
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Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction #161338
Closes September 22
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Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction #171339
Closes September 24
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Weekly Internet Luxury Accessory Auction Weekly Internet Luxury Accessory Auction #251339
Closes September 24
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Tuesday Internet Coin Auction Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #131339
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Tuesday Internet Currency Auction Tuesday Internet Currency Auction #141339
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