Every piece of memorabilia you see at JockBio is available for sale! We’re not in the memorabilia business (at least not on purpose) but we know what we paid for this stuff, so if we got a great deal on something, you get a great deal on it, too! Listed below are loads of items we purchased as part of large collections for our various book projects. Some of these pieces are very valuable, and most of them are extremely cool. We have priced this merchandise to move—it doesn’t do us much good just sitting in boxes!

Also, if you see something in a JockBio that is not listed here, simply ask. It may be sold, we may have given it away, or maybe we just haven’t had time to list it. Happy hunting!

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    Baseball    
   

 

1921 Yankees Full Ticket
This is a highly collectible unused ticket to a game scheduled for August 3, 1921 between the Yankees and Tigers at the Polo Grounds. The ticket is complete with the rain check, and bears the name of club owner Jacob Ruppert. This was pasted into a scrapbook for many years. The back bears glue stains, but the front is gorgeous, as you can see. We paid $75 for this item 12 years ago. We’ll take a loss to find it a more deserving home.

 


Lou Gehrig & Dizzy Dean 1935 Record Book
This is a nice copy of the 1935 Sporting News Baseball Record Book. It features Dizzy Dean on the front and Lou gehrig on the back. Jam-packed with stats and some fun baseball ads. The cover is a little rough, but the overall condition is nice—everything is still tight.

 


Lot of 10 1964 Topps Coins
These metal coins were inserted into packs of 1964 baseball cards. The players are all All-Stars—Santo, Pinson, Torre, Howard, Richardson, Pepitone, McCarver, Bouton, Aparicio and Robinson. Condition varies from VG to EX with rim and surface wear.

 


Lot of 12 1964 Topps Coins
A dozen inserts from the 1964 baseball card set, including Jim Fregosi, Tommy Davis, Dick Groat and Bob Aspromonte of the Colt 45s. Condition ranges from VG to EX.

 


John McGraw Silver Jubilee Menu
A rare and extremely unusual baseball item from a dinner thrown in John McGraw’s honor at the Hotel Venice in Florida on March 12, 1927. The occasion was McGraw’s 25th anniversary as New York Giants manager. The menu has a heavy vertical crease. What did Hall of Famers eat in 1927? Filet of Pompano and Guinea Hen were served as the main course, with Crabmeat Cocktail for openers.

$60.00

1972 Topps Stars
A group of 10 different cards from the psychedelic 1972 baseball set, including Yastrzemski, Yaz in Action, Billy Williams, Williams in Action, Reggie in Action, Bob Gibson, Joe Morgan, Killebrew in Action, and Hi #s Al Kaline and Bonds in Action. Condition ranges from VG/Ex to EX/MT.

 

$30.00

1977 Cloth Sticker Wrappers
A treat for the wrapper collectors—six wax wrappers from the 1977 Topps cloth test set.

 

$5.00

 


1981 Coke Astros
A complete NMT set of cards from the Coke set distributed in the Houston area in the summer of 1981. The Nolan Ryan card is the gem here. Another Hall of Famer, Don Sutton, is also in this set.

 

$10.00

Group of 10 Ted Williams Cards
In 1979, TCMA issued a beautiful set called “The Fifties” which was made to look like 1953 Bowmans. This lot includes 10 NMT/MT Ted Williams cards from that set. They sell for $5 to $10 at shows, but we don’t plan to go to any shows

$20.00

Deacon Phillippe Tobacco Card
A lovely T-205 Deacon Phillippe card from the 1910 era. Phillippe was one of the pitching stars of the very first World Series, between the Pirates and Red Sox in 1903. This card has heavy edge wear but the rest is really nice. We’d grade it a conservative VG.

 

$50.00

Aaron & Mathews Salada Coins
A pair of 1962 Salada coins of Ed Mathews and Hank Aaron, each in its own holder. These coins were inserted into boxes of tea, and there were a lot of variations and errors. Notice that Mathew’s name is spelled incorrectly. These coins grade out around EX, with great eye appeal.

$40.00

Topps Stamp Album Box
A wonderful display item that once held the albums for the stamp insert in Topps baseball cards in the early 1960s. The empty albums sell for around $25, but we’re not sure what the box is worth. If you know, tell us—or buy it!

$65.00

The Swingin’ A’s Seat Cushion
This heavy rubber blow-up seat cushion commemorates the Oakland A’s 1972, 73 and 74 World Championships and is 100% old and original. These were the A’s who weren’t on steroids, so the pillow won’t be blowing itself up.

$30.00

Baseball Cigar Box Labels
Unused and in spectacular condition, these beauties are just begging to be framed. Very old and absolutely original, each measures about 5 x 5.

$50.00

Game-Used Rockies
Three Upper Deck baseball cards featuring pieces of game-used memorabilia—Todd Helton’s bat, Larry Walker’s bat and Vinny Castilla’s bat AND uniform.

$25.00

1960s Chicago Cubs Photos in Original Envelope
This is a set of 12 Jay Publishing souvenir photos, including Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo and nine others. They are in their original mailing envelope, along with the order form for more. Note that there is writing on the envelope which does not affect the photos.

 


1960s Chicago White Sox Photos in Original Envelope
This is a set of 12 Jay Publishing souvenir photos, including Moose Skowron, Al Lopez and ten others. They are in their original mailing envelope, along with the order form for more.

 

$25.00

 


1960s Kansas City A’s Photos in Original Envelope
This is a set of 12 Jay Publishing souvenir photos, including Ken Harrelson, Ed Charles, Jim Gentile and nine others. They are in their original mailing envelope, along with the order form for more.

 

$20.00

Sammy Sosa Rookie Pin & Card—Sealed Original
This is a 1990 Score Sammy Sosa rookie along with a collector’s pin, still sealed in its original placard. We’ll throw in five more players, including the Bernie Williams rookie pictured here.

 

$15.00

Cleon Jones & Bobby Murcer Comics
6 Cleons and 4 Bobbys for the New York baseball connoisseur. These comics were inserted into packs of 1970 baseball cards.

$10.00

1993 Phillies Yearbook Signed by Curt Schilling
The yearbook from Philly’s last pennant-winning season, featuring Lenny Dykstra, Darren Daulton, John Kruk, and other daredevils. Signed boldly in blue on the cover by Curt Schilling over his baseball card image.

 


Game Used Bat Insert Cards
Four 1999 Upper Deck cards featuring pieces of bats used by Ben Grieve, Travis Lee, Darin Erstad and Raul Mondesi. Actually “game-used” may be something of a misnomer, as these four guys struck out about 400 times that season. But who’s arguing at this price?

$15.00

A-Rod 3-D Cards
We’ve got a bunch of these, so you’re getting two each from the 1995 and 1996 Sport Flix sets, plus a couple of other A-Rod cards thrown in.

$10.00

 


Derek Jeter 1992 card
His first pro baseball card, from the 1992 Classic Best set. The Minor League ROOKIE of this future Hall of Famer is in NRMT Condition.

 


Tom Seaver & Willie McCovey Stamp
A rare 3-D “Flasher” issued as a postage stamp by the Dependency of Ajman in 1971. Weird!

$5.00

 


Mets Coasters
Five early 60s Rheingold bar coasters.

$20.00

 

 


1958 Sandy Koufax Card
A lovely Ex-Mt example of Sandy’s last card in a Brooklyn cap. The Dodgers were in LA, but the photo was from 1957.

$125.00

 


Hank Aaron Autograph
Hank signed this hard-to-find 1977 Sportscaster card, which shows him beaming after his 715th home run. It comes with a certificate of authenticity.

$50.00

 


Aaron 715 Club Membership Card
Given out to buyers of Magnavox televisions in 1974. We know the guy who had this in his wallet back in 1975, and it’s in remarkably good shape considering.

$20.00

 


Miguel Tejada Autograph
A certified autographed card of 2002 MVP Miguel tejada from the SkyBox Autographics set.

$25.00

 


Mark McGwire Rookie Card
A 1985 Mark McGwire rookie. The condition is EXMT+, but the cut is just a little bit off—so we're practically giving it away!

 


Jennie Finch Autographed bat
A beautiful
full-sized wood bat signed by softball diva and Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch. The autograph is in bold, blue Sharpie. It comes with a certificate of authenticity from Consolidated Sports in Philadelphia.

   
         
    Basketball    
   

 

1996-97 Bulls Media Guide
Jordan, Pippen, Rodman and Jackson grace the front of this media guide, which features beautiful full-page portraits of each player inside. You don’t see this offered around much. We have two—one stays and one goes!

$20.00

 


West & Goodrich 1969 Cards
Two beautiful cards from the 1969 Topps “Tallboy” basketball set. The West grades at a solid EX/MT, while the Goodrich (his rookie card!) is VG/EX because of a slight crease in the bottom left corner.

$45.00

NBA Highlight Films—1970 & 1971
Two 8 mm movies of early NBA action, from 1970 and 1971. The 1970, which features Willis Reed and Wilt Chamberlain on the cover, is unused and still in its original plastic. The 1971 has Lew Alcindor, Oscar Robertson and Wes Unseld. The box has some paper loss.

 


Oscar Robertson Royals Package
This package features a 1969 Topps card of Oscar Robertson and How-To book written by Oscar, also from 1969. The card appears to be Near Mint, but a side ding on the right side drops it down to EX/MT. The book, which has some pen marks on the cover, features brilliant color illustrations inside, including a spread featuring an Oscar vs. West confrontation.

$35.00

 


Earl the Pearl & Action Jackson Program
This is a NY Knicks program from 1975, featuring Earl Monroe on the Cover and a long feature story on Phil Jackson inside. There is a facsimile autographed photo of Jackson on page 31. There are player profiles of the Knicks and the invading Philadelphia 76ers.There is evidence of some water damage on the upper corner of the back pages, but the cover is in nice shape.

$25.00

Bob Cousy Boston Garden Tribute Program
This souvenir program, packed with testimonials to Cousy and photos of the NBA legend, was distributed on April 27th and 28th of 1963 at his Boston Garden farewell. It has a few creases around the edges but in general is clean and in nice condition. The front cover features a cool montage of Cousy’s behind-the-back dribble, while the back has a brilliant color Jantzen bathing suit ad with Cousy seated on a surf board being carried by Paul Hornung, Frank Gifford and Ken Venturi—we kid you not!

$50.00

1972-73 Boston Celtics Yearbook
A wonderful piece of basketball memorabilia, this 80-page books was printed on heavy coated stock and sold for a buck at Boston Garden. It picture Dave Cowens snagging a rebound while John Havlicek and Wilt Chamberlain look on. The cover actually folds out to a wide-angle shot that includes Jo Jo White and a couple of others. Features detailed stats for every Celtic to that time, as well as a page on rookie Paul Westphal.

$20.00

Beckett Basketball Issue #1 with Michael Jordan
Who else were they going to put on their first cover? A piece of collecting history.

 

 


1969-70 Army Basketball Yearbook featuring Bobby Knight
A crewcut Knight stares out from the coaches page the season after his cadets led the NCAA in team defense. He got the job after Tate Lockes left for Miami of Ohio. A ton of college hoops info is packed into these 32 pages, including profiles of each player.

 


1970-71 New York Nets Program
This program was sold at the garden during a special 3/17/71 ABA doubleheader that featured the Nets vs. Kentucky Colonels and Utah Stars vs. Miami Floridians. The cover depicts Sonny Dove driving for two as Levern Tart looks on. Dove and guard Bill Melchionni are profiled in this program, which also includes info and pictures of all the team members, including Rick Barry, who was in his first year with the club., and rookie Billy Paultz. Other names from the doubleheader include ABA immortals Dan Issel, Louie Dampier, Ron Boone, Willie Wise and Mack Calvin.


Abe Saperstein & Globetrotters Card
This card is from the 1954 Quaker Oats Sports Oddities set and is the first card ever to our knowledge depicting African-American basketball players.

$25.00

1972-73 Notre Dame Yearbook
Digger Phelps stars on the cover of this psychedelic Notre Dame hoops guide. Printed on heavy coated stock, it features profiles of John Shumate & Co. and of course “Dick” Phelps—as well as extensive info and photos of Iri

 


Basketball HOF First Day Cover
A beautiful envelope from the Basketball Hall of Fame, with four commemorative stamps cancelled on November 6, 1961. James Naismith—the original Dr. J—is featured on the cover. There is also an insert included which talks about the game’s history and the hall itself.

$20.00

 


Julius Erving in The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
An original promotional still from the 1979 film that featured Dr. J, Stockard Channing (pictured here with Erving) and Kareem. Horrible move, great item.

 

$20.00

Mattel instant Replay Sealed 4-Pak
A set of four 1971 Instant Replay picture disks, as issued by Mattel in a hanging placard. The four players are Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, John Havlicek and Willis Reed. Don’t see this every day.

$60.00

 


Michael Jordan Mini Wheaties Box
An unused, unfolded airplane-sized box of Wheaties with Michael Jordan on the front. Great for autographing.

$20.00

 


1970s Celtics Yearbook

We have a group of these amazing 1976-77 Boston Celtics yearbooks available exclusively for JockBio readers. They chronicle the team's 1975-76 NBA Championship, and feature beautiful full-color photos of John Havlicek, Dave Cowens, Jo Jo White and their supporting cast. Also a great Dr. J Keds comic inside. White graces the cover of these gems, which are all in amazing EX/MT condition. The cost is just $20—including Priority Shipping.

$20.00

 

   
         
    Football    
   

 

Beat Harvard Button
Take a look at some old fan photos from Harvard-Yale games and you’ll spot this button. This oversized “Yale blue” stadium pin looks like it’s from the 1920s or 30s, but we can’t guarantee its age. It’s definitely more than 50 years old. The front is relatively clean, but there is some rust on the back.


Univ. of California Tobacco Leather
This is an absolutely gorgeous leather tobacco premium from the 1910 era. It has retained its original gloss and color, and is in terrific condition.

 

$20.00

Wallace Wade—DUKE—1937 TIME Magazine
TIME sports covers from the 1930s are extremely collectable. Color ones even more so. This one, dated 10/25/37 features a stunning shot of Duke football coach Wallace Wade against a row of green lockers, holding a football. Wade took Alabama to three Rose Bowls before coming to Duke in 1931. He took the Blue Devils to the Rose Bowl in 1938 and 1941.

 


Old Football Figures
A trio of early hand-painted hard plastic football players—a quarterback, receiver and tackler. The style is 1930s, but the molds were used through the 1950s, so their actual age is tough to nail down.

$10.00

Joe Namath Inserts
Five limited-run Joe Namath inserts from the 1996 Topps football set. They depict Namath’s cards from 1966, 67 and 70 sets.

$10.00

 


1962 Salada Coins—Lions Superstars
Four gorgeous Salada coins of Detroit Hall of Famers Joe Schmidt, Yale Lary and Nigh Train Lane, as wellas Alex Karras. These coins are in NMT condition.

$35.00

 


1965 Army-Navy Program
200-plus pages of great information in a highly sought after and collectable program

 

$35.00

 


1969 Topps Joe Namath Stamp
A NMT example of this highly prized "Four-In-One" insert from the 1969 set.

$15.00

 

 


Tackle Him Low! Postcard
A vintage 1910 football postcard with vivid depiction of period uniforms, etc. Well worn, but still a beauty!

$15.00
   
         
    Golf    
   

 

Tiger Woods at Bay Hill
A set of four unused pairings booklets from the 2003 Bay Hill Invitational. One from each day.


1904 Women’s Golf Card
“Golf is so easy,” says the lady golfer on this vintage postcard, which was inserted into issues of the Boston Sunday Post in 1904. A slight stain at bottom left does not detract from the overall appeal of this rare piece of golf history.

 

$20.00

Ben Hogan 1952 Wheaties Card
This is one of the most affordable vintage Ben Hogan items on the market, but it’s starting to turn up at collectible shows for $100-plus. This card is a beauty, but the kid who cut it out did not stay right on the lines.

$50.00

 


Univ. of Indiana Golf Card
A stunning tobacco card from the old Murad college series, distributed prior to World War I. The card depicts an Indian player and caddie in school colors, and includes the college seal.

$20.00

 


Purdue University Golf Card
A stunning tobacco card from the old Murad college series, distributed prior to World War I. The card depicts a Purdue player hitting from the fairway, and includes the college seal.

$20.00

 

   
         
    Hockey    
   

 

Bruins Coins
A group of five Salada/Shirriff Coins from the early 1960s, in so-so condition. Some were glued down, so the backs aren’t great. Stricly set-fillers, but at $5 who cares?

 


Hockey Coins
A group of five Salada/Shirriff Coins from the early 1960s, in varying conditions, but with clean backs. A couple of Canadiens are included.

$10.00

1944-45 Black Hawks Program
A wonderful old Chicago Stadium Review featuring the 1944-45 team on the cover and 48 pages of vintage hockey info and ads for Chicago eateries, stores and nightclubs. Pictured are Windy City legends Bill Mosienko, Earl Seibert, Mike Karakas and Paul Thompson. Also a great full-page college hoops ad inside. This was printed for a game against the Red Wings.

$35.00

Stan Mikita Signed Toronto Sun Insert
Issued during the 1971-72 season, this set of NHL Action Players sells for $300+ dollars if you can find it. This is the 5 x 7 Stan Mikita, with a facsimile signature at the bottom and a real one over the photo. A nice piece for Black Hawks fans. A lot of collectors saved these in binders that were sold by the Sun, so there are holes punched along the edge, but they do not detract from the beauty or frame-ability of this piece.

$20.00

Phil Esposito Boot Wax
A can of hockey bootwax endorsed by Phil Esposito. Can’t tell you much else about this, other than what you see. There’s something in the can, but we really don’t want to know what it is.

$25.00
   
   

 

   
    Soccer    
   

 

1984 Rothman's Soccer Cards
A complete set of 50 Soccer cards depicting the world’s top players in the mid 1980s, along with a couple of key old-timers. An extremely popular set overseas, because it contains players like Pele, Beckenbauer, Best, Cruyff, Maradona, Keegan and Platini.

 


Tiffeny Milbrett Autograph
A Roox card signed by the star of the New York Power, and the best player in the women’s game. Sorry, Mia.

 

$25.00

David Beckham Card
A 1996 Merlin trading card of soccer megastar David Beckham. Issued only in England and practically impossible to find on this side of the pond.

 

   
         
    Speed Skating    
   

 

Bonnie Blair Autograph
A boldly autographed glossy promotional photo of this awesome gold medalist, obtained by us at a 90s trade show.

$15.00
   
         
    Tennis    
   

 

Arthur Ashe Book
Davis Cup stars Arthur Ashe and Clark Graebener co-wrote this lavishly illustrated instructional manual in 1970. In very nice shape!

 

 


1986 Tennis Card Set
This set of 38 cards was produced in England and features the wonderful color photography of Michael Cole—a co-worker back in the days when I edited a tennis magazine. This set features cards of Boris Becker, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Steffi Graf. If there is such a thing as a tennis “rookie card.” There are definitely several in this set!


Maria Sharapova Promo Cards
These lime green postcards were distributed in New York to promote the 2004 U.S. Open after Maria Sharapova’s stunning Wimbledon win. You get three for

$5.00

 

   
         
    Auto Racing    
   

 

1930s Indy 500 Postcard
A beautiful full-color postcard of the start of the Indianapolis 500, circa mid-1930s. The Depression-era races featured a hodge-podge of vehicles, which can be clearly seen in this photo. The cancellation on the back indicates this card was mailed over Memorial Day 1938. Man, would I love to drive that lemon yellow pace car!

$25.00

1965 NASCAR Book
Written by Bill France and Bloys Britt, this 86-page souvenir book features a history of stock car racing and NASCAR (it was not even 20 years old at the time), along with action photos and information of the major venues. There are 21 full-page driver profiles, including one on African-American legend Wendell Scott, which is interesting considering he is often portrayed as a NASCAR “outsider.” Richard Petty has a page, and he looks about 12 years old in his photo!

   
         
    Track & Field    
   

 

1927 Penn Relays Ticket
A ticket from the 1927 Penn Relays, dated April 30 at Franklin Field. The 100-Yard Dash finals were held on this day. Please note that there is some paper loss on the back of the ticket, but it’s still a marvelous piece of history. Anyone know George Steinbrenner? His dad won the 120-yard hurdles at the relays in 1927!

$30.00
   
         
    Miscellaneous Sports    
   

 

1929 Art Deco Chicago Tribune Sports Almanac
A remarkable 300+ page book published by the Chicago Tribune in 1929, this sports almanac, edited by Trib sports guru Don “Speaking of Sports” Maxwell, is printed on good-quality paper and features stories and stats from every sport. Full-page photos include Bobby Jones, Johnny Weissmuller, Gene Tunney, Helen Wills, Rene LaCoste, Bill Tilden and Rabbit Maranville. But it’s the classic Art Deco cover that makes this book a winner.

$35.00

Univ. of Vermont Fencing Tobacco Premium
Back at the turn of the century, tobacco companies used to include miniature rugs in their cigarette and cigar boxes. Dad would buy the box, and give his daughter the rug for her doll house. This rug was obviously meant to appeal to men with boys, as it depicts a fencer for the University of Vermont. It is in wonderful condition and, for the collector who appreciates extra bang for the buck, it bears the mark of the cigarette brand on the back: Egyptienne Straights. Could be a salesman’s sample.

$30.00
   
         
         
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