CLEVELAND, Ohio – A handful of Cleveland-centric sports memorabilia items are up for auction.
Bidding via Heritage Auctions ends Saturday, March 25. Current bid prices below are as of Friday, March 17, and can change.
Here’s a look at the items; click on the heading to see details including the items’ specific condition:
1909-11 T206 Piedmont Bobby Wallace
Wallace played his first five years (1894-1898) with the Cleveland Spiders of the National League. By the time he retired in 1918, he had played 25 years in the Majors. He made it to the Hall of Fame in 1953 and died seven years later. The Carl Horner portrait photograph was utilized for the offered T206 “Piedmont – 150 Subjects” tobacco card. A golden sunrise bursts with color behind his image. Lot No. 57071. Current bid: $330.
This collection of 21 T206 cards include Canadian native Jay Clarke of the Cleveland Naps. Clarke broke into the bigs in 1905 and played six of nine seasons with the Cleveland Naps. Lot No. 57080. Current bid: $1,250.
1949 ‘Satchell’ Paige Bowman card
The great pitcher who competed in both the Negro Leagues and in the Majors had his ingrained nickname spelled ‘Satchell,’ as it sometimes was, on this card. The back summarizes his life: “One of the most fabulous characters in baseball. Satchell spent many years traveling around the Negro Leagues before being signed to a Cleveland Indian contract. His exact age is not known, but he’s been in baseball for years.” Lot No. 57189. Current bid: $4,300.
2001 Roberto Alomar Game Used Bat
Alomar, a four-time Silver Slugger, used the Louisville Slugger model M356 bat (34.5 inches and 32.3 ounces) during the 2001 season with Cleveland. The uncracked bat shows good use with ball and stitch marks along with an impression from a batting donut. Lot No. 58082. Current bid: $250.
2003 LeBron James NBA debut ticket stub
An intriguing stub: It’s from James’ NBA debut when the Cleveland Cavaliers played at the Sacramento Kings on Oct. 29, 2003. The 18-year-old recorded 25 points and nine assists on 12-of-20 shooting, and his eventual Hall of Fame career was born. (The Cavs lost, 106-92.) Lot No. 58133. Current bid: $1,150.
Joe DeLamielleure Signed Number 6
An eight-time All Pro and member of the 1970s’ NFL All Decade Team, DeLamielleure was an offensive guard for the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns during his career. Each of the No. 6s is signed in silver Sharpie. He wore numbers Nos. 64 and 68 in the NFL. Lot No. 58156. Current bid: $75.
This 5-inch by 3-inch note-pad page, circa 1950, includes a scrawled signature from the man known as “Shoeless Joe.” Jackson, banished from the game as one of the Black Sox, ran a liquor store in Greenville, South Carolina, in his later years. He used the pad for calculations at the store. This exists as one of only a few autograph examples for Jackson, one of the game’s greatest hitters. He finished with a lifetime average of .356. He played six of his 13 seasons with Cleveland. Jackson was illiterate and rarely signed his name. The auction house says it can’t be sure if this was an attempt by Jackson to practice his signature or if it was written for another reason. Lot No. 80060. Buy-it now price: $12,600. Current bid: Did not sell.
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