Month: December 2015

Bradley Sweater – Early Sports Advertising

The Bradley Knitting Company was a clothing manufacturer based in Delavan, Wisconsin, that manufacturerd a variety of knitted items including gloves, hosiery, swimsuits, and sweaters.  In the mid 1920s, the company manufactured sweaters for many major league baseball teams.  The company advertised their affiliation with the major league teams and offered the “Bradley Big League …

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The highest-graded 1941 Lou Gehrig Memorial ticket

The passing of Lou Gehrig was a national tragedy, his illness was devastating news to a nation that was growing up at the same time as our National Pastime.  Recovering from a Great Depression and embracing the entertainment provided by the game, fans embraced its superstars as national heroes.  The “Iron Horse” was synonymous with …

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Another Gehrig Bat – Coming in January!

 We’re thrilled to bring you another Lou Gehrig game-used bat in our January auction, another beautiful Hanna Batrite, another new hobby discovery. Our Summer sale of a 1930 Lou Gehrig Hanna Batrite bat produced a veritable avalanche of bats adorned with Gehrig’s name; store-models, post-career bats, even bats without any identifying markings whatsoever were all brought …

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