Weiss Auctions’ Sports and Comic Auction is set to be one of their best yet, according to the company. The sale, which closes on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 10 AM ET, is highlighted by material from the personal secretary to Christy Walsh.
The collection has Babe Ruth signed 8” x 10” photos, a signed candid photo of Lou Gehrig in the dugout in 1927, and Babe Ruth’s baseball books ‒ one of each volume, both signed and inscribed. There are separate 8” x 10” photos signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a signed Ruth check for the purchase of tickets from the New York Yankees, and loads of single signed balls, bats and jerseys, vintage tobacco cards, and sports and non-sport cards.
The Walsh Collection also contains folders loaded with documents relating to the 1939 World’s Fair Sports Project, personal tax papers from Babe Ruth and his wife, and negatives taken of the Yankees of that era. There are rare Christy Walsh film lobby cards, a presentation football humidor from Walsh to his secretary, and much more.
A single owner collection includes vintage sports posters, documents, ephemera, and much more. The auction contains historical memorabilia, such as a white dress shirt worn by JFK for his inauguration as President.
The comic section will feature more original art from the Joe Kubert Estate, a collection of original 1950s pulp and paperback covers, and great comics with both graded singles and group lots. Animation art and Disney material will be highlighted as well.
More information about this sale, future sales, and viewing dates can be viewed on their website.