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1948 ted williams boston red sox home uniform

In a playing career that spanned four decades with the Red Sox and was interrupted by two military tours of duty that cost him nearly five full seasons, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound "Splendid Splinter" hit .344 with 521 home runs, 1,839 RBI, 2,019 walks, a slugging percentage of .634 that remains second to only Babe Ruth's .690, and an on-base percentage of .483 that is second to no one. Williams dominated the 1940’s, closing out the decade with his finest year at the plate in 1949, winning the MVP vote going away. That winter he replaced DiMaggio as the major league's highest-paid player, signing a 1950 contract worth $125,000, which topped the record-breaking $100,000 Joe D earned in 1949. This uniform dates from the 1948 season, when Williams was at the peak of his powers. That season saw him capture his fourth batting title in seven seasons with a .369 average. He was also first in slugging at .615 and first in on base percetage at .497 and he was at or near the top of the circuit in every other major offensive category. This Williams game worn Red Sox home jersey and pants dates from that season. Everything about the pair is original but for the team name having been restored on the jersey front. The Williams original number 9 appears on the back and his name “Williams” remains stitched in the collar. Also undisturbed in the collar is the Wilson and McAuliffe manufacturers tags and adjacent size “44” tag. The shortened sleeves, a Williams trademark, are just as they were when the jersey was customized for Teddy Ballgame. The overall condition of the jersey shows spectacular game use. The thick creamy-white flannel has a soft feel and shows proper wear, yet has no significant structural flaws. The pants, with original tagging to match the jersey, have several large team repairs, three large tears that are unrepaired, and some soiling. Together, the uniform displays gloriously, evoking visions of the “Splendid Splinter” performing at peak form within the confines of Fenway Park. LOA from MEARS (Grade A6).

  • USAUSA
  • 2005-12-10
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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe A rare early letter from Marilyn Monroe, signed Norma Jeanne, 1948, the hand-written letter from Monroe to her half-sister, Bernice Miracle, [n.d. but frank-marked Feb. 6, 1948] written in blue ballpoint pen on both sides of two pages of Marilyn headed stationery, addressed My Dearest Sister and apologising for not writing or visiting sooner: ...I've started at least a dozen letters to you dear but something always seems to come up to keep me from finishing them...I almost took a trip to Fla. but I've just signed a new contract and can't get away right now, she goes on to talk about her living arrangements in Los Angeles Tomorrow I'm moving to a very cute apt...I haven't lived with Aunt Ana [Lower - Grace Goddard's Aunt] for almost a year now. She is very sweet and good to me but there just isn't room for me there, besides it's nice to have my own place. When I can I want to buy a little house however that's a little ways off right now, Monroe goes on to express her concern over her relationship with her mother, Gladys: I haven't heard from Mother nor do I write her, in fact all I know is that she is somewhere in Oregon, where - I have no idea. She and I can't seem to be very close due to no one's fault. I wish it could be different but some day I hope to be able to help her out a little, right now it's rather difficult for me, contract or no contract. But everything is coming along wonderfully so I've nothing to complain about really, she finishes by expressing her desire to keep in touch with her sister: I'll send you some pictures if you'd like to have some. I sure would love to see you. I hope you will write to me soon. I'll write again after I move and give you my new address, the letter signed Lovingly, Norma Jeanne, with a humorous P.S. added: Has "Dangerous Years" played down there yet. I'm in it but for heaven's sakes don't blink your eyes you might miss me in it., accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Monroe's hand, the reverse of the envelope printed with Monroe's address as 11348 Nebraska Ave., West Los Angeles, California [her Aunt Ana's address], the street name crossed out and replaced in Marilyn's hand in blue ink with 1711 N. Stanley

  • USAUSA
  • 2005-06-16
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A rare and important Carette hand-painted tinplate electric 'Barmen-Elberfelder' Hängebahn (Hanging or Suspension Railway),

A rare and important Carette hand-painted tinplate electric 'Barmen-Elberfelder' Hängebahn (Hanging or Suspension Railway), Cat.Ref. 1080/2H, comprising Hanging Monorail Car with hinged roof and detailed interior, suspended from two single-rail traction motors, all painted in brown, cream, green and tan, lined in vermilion and blue --25cm. long, two elevated hour-glass loop sections --each 80cm. long, 32cm. high, fabricated from lattice, rail, flat and 'L' sections mounted on three tapered columns, a 29cm. straight connecting section for station, --29cm. long, all painted in shades of grey, silver and brown, elevated station on four tapered legs with curved tumble home (inward curving) matchboard sides, backing onto two lattice-mounted platforms and bench seats, all enclosed by corrugated curved roof with four flights of steps, all painted in shades of tan, brown, silver-grey and green, with sets of flags, seated and standing passengers and a five-lamp high voltage resistance control unit mounted on a wood base with Carette transfer, circa 1914 (G, central section and station steps partly refabricated and repainted, loop sections part restored, some minor restoration to station, top of roof repainted, minor restoration to rail car, replica flags and standard, period seated figures added)

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 1996-12-16
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