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Piano music book for The Beach Boys Pet Sounds, 9 x 12, 56 pages, signed inside on the title page in black ballpoint by Wilson. In fine condition. Originally obtained by in-person specialist Mike Wehrmann. Accompanied by full letters of authenticity from REAL and Beckett Authentication Services.

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Official color glossy 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo (S-69-40941), which shows the golden olive branch left on the moon's surface by the Apollo 11 crew members as a symbol of peace. Reverse bears "A Kodak Paper" watermarks and purple NASA caption text. In fine condition.

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TLS signed “Martin L. King, Jr.,” one page, 7.25 x 9.75, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church letterhead, January 12, 1959. Letter to Mrs. Edmund Mahon, in full: "Thanks for your very kind letter and your encouraging words concerning my book, Stride Toward Freedom. This book is simply my humble attempt to bring Christian principles to bear on the difficult problem of racial injustice which co…

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Scarce complete original issue of The Liberator from January 16, 1863, four pages, 18 x 25, with reports, speeches, and editorials on President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and 'Emancipation Day' festivities. The first column's heading reads, "Refuge of Oppression: The Emancipation Proclamation," criticizing the way in which the proclamation was enacted and calling…

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Two checks, representing the last two players to hit .400: a personal check, 8.25 x 3, filled out and signed by Williams, "Theodore Williams," payable to General Telephone for $274.29, April 3, 1984; and a personal check, 8.5 x 3.5, filled out in type and signed by Terry, "Wm. H. Terry," payable to the Ambassador Hotel for $19.51, May 14, 1959. In fine condition. Both encapsulated by PSA/DNA.

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Inspirational college basketball coach (1946-1993) remembered for running up and down the court after winning the 1983 NCAA championship, seemingly in disbelief and looking for someone to hug. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Valvano as athletic director of NC State, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Mike, Best wishes, J. Valvano." In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity fr…

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Collection of 12 MLB player assignment contracts for the San Francisco Giants, each signed at the conclusion in ink or ballpoint by Horace Stoneham. Each contract, one page, 8.5 x 10.75, is a “Uniform Agreement for the Assignment of a Player’s Contract to or by a Major League Club,” dated between 1969 and 1972, which relate to transactions for the following players: Bernard Will…

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Participation medal issued for the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 50 mm x 90 mm, 240 gm, by O. C. Tanner. The front depicts three athletes bursting from a mountain, with the Olympic rings below; the reverse bearing the Delicate Arch, inscribed "Light the fire within," with a mountain range in the background and the Olympic rings and logo below. Complete with its original black woode…

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Gold Hall of Fame plaque card for Satchel Paige, signed at the top in black ballpoint. In fine condition.

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Vintage pencil signature, "My Sincere Greetings, Jesse Owens,” on an off-white 7.5 x 10.5 sheet of stationery from The Oriental Hotel in Melbourne, folded to 5.25 x 4. In very good condition, with intersecting folds and overall creasing. Accompanied by a detailed letter of provenance from the original recipient, stating that the signature was acquired while she was working at the Oriental d…

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Color limited edition 15.5 x 11.75 print of Jack Nicklaus waving farewell from the bridge at St. Andrews after his final British Open, numbered 27/100, signed in black felt tip. Double-matted to an overall size of 22 x 20, with a special caption reading: "An Evening with the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus, In Support of Toronto East General Hospital, February 26, 2013." In very fine condition.

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Color 8 x 10 photo of Mantle with bat in hand, signed in blue felt tip by the Yankees legend. In fine condition, with a few small surface creases.

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Professional wrestler (1915-1963) who gained mainstream popularity and became one of the biggest stars of the Golden Age of Wrestling. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Gorgeous George in a flamboyant costume, signed nicely in black ink. In fine condition.

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Five color cardstock promo photos of Federer for Rolex and Uniqlo, approximately 5.5 x 4, each signed in black felt tip by the tennis champ. In fine condition.  

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Color glossy 11 x 14 photo of DiMaggio in his batting stance, nicely signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a few small surface creases.

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Official limited edition Louisville Slugger Joe DiMaggio professional model baseball bat, numbered 1051/1941, signed beautifully on the barrel in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity featuring an affixed photo of DiMaggio taken at the time of signing (August 16, 1993).

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Outstanding vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 photo of Dempsey in a full-length boxing pose by Apeda of New York, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Jim, Good Luck Pal, Jack Dempsey.” In fine condition, with a small crease to the upper left corner.

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Glossy 7 x 9 ABC promotional photo of Howard Cosell for Monday Night Baseball, signed in black felt tip. Reverse bears an affixed ABC Photograph press sheet. In fine condition, with a couple trivial edge creases.

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Classic 5.75 x 11 paperstock photo of Braddock in a full-length boxing pose as the world's heavyweight champ, signed in blue ballpoint, "Best Wishes, James J. Braddock." Matted and framed to an overall size of 11 x 16.5. In very good to fine condition, with some light bends in the blank area to the left of Braddock.

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Participation medal issued for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 60 gm, by Malcolm Grear Designers. The front features the Atlanta Games emblem under raised text, "Games of the XXVI Olympiad"; the reverse bears a quilt of leaves and the raised text, "Centennial Olympic Games." Complete with its green box and pouch.

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Ballpoint signature, "To Martha Nieder, Love Muhammad Ali, Service to others is the part we pay for room in the hereafter, April 19, 1985.,” on an off-white 5.5 x 4 card. In fine condition.

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Classic color 16 x 20 photo of the sweaty and glistening Muhammad Ali, prominently signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with scattered small surface creases. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from The Score Board, Inc.

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Vintage 8 x 10 cardstock photo of Marciano posing in his championship belt, boldly signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "Jim, Keep punching, Rocky Marciano." Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 12.5 x 14.5. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA.

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Archive related to Columbia University’s 1905 decision to abolish football, consisting of four TLSs by Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler, and other correspondence related to the 1905-1906 ‘football crisis.’ Among the highlights are: TLS by Nichols Murray Butler, one page, December 20, 1905, to Professor Herbert G. Lord, the chairman of the Committee on Studen…

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