Cleveland Indians Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Cleveland Indians Collectibles And Memorabilia

Cleveland Indians Collectibles And Memorabilia are items connected with the American baseball team.

 

Brief history/biography

The Cleveland Indians are a professional American baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio.

The team was founded in 1894, although their Minor League team name was originally the Grand Rapid Hustlers until 1899, followed by the Cleveland Lake Shores in 1900. The team name was then changed to the Cleveland Bluebirds in 1901, followed by the Cleveland Bronchos in 1902, and the Cleveland Naps from 1903 to 1914, until changing their name to the Cleveland Indians in 1915.

The Cleveland Indians have won two World Series titles in 1920 and 1948 as well as five AL Pennants, and seven Central Division titles.

Types of Cleveland Indians Collectibles And Memorabilia

Jerseys

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold Bob Feller's 1938-1939 game-used Cleveland Indians jersey for $30,000 in November of 2011.

Baseballs

Sotheby's in New York sold a baseball that was signed by various members of the 1935 Cleveland Indians team as well as the team's former manager Walter Johnson for $5,700 in June of 2006.

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a baseball which was signed by various members of the 1919 Cleveland Indians team for $2,000 in November of 2011.

Regency-Superior Ltd. in St. Louis, Missouri sold a baseball that was signed by various members of the 1957 Cleveland Indians team for $1,150 in June of 2008.

Robert Edward Auctions in Watchung, New Jersey sold a baseball that was signed by various members of the 1957 Cleveland Indians team for $1,400 in May of 2004.

Baseball cards

Fusco Auctions in Willoughby, Ohio sold "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's #103 baseball card which is part of a 1915 Cracker Jack set for $8,900 in August of 2004.

Nate D Sanders in Los Angeles, California sold Napolean "Nap" Lajoie's T206 Cleveland Indians baseball card for $1,000 in June of 2007.

Tickets

Fusco Auctions in Willoughby, Ohio sold a 1920 World Series "game two" Cleveland Indians ticket for $1,600 in August of 2004, and a 1920 World Series "game three" Cleveland Indians ticket for $1,000 in January of 2005.

Championship rings

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a 1977 Cleveland Indians American League Championship Ring for $2,400 in November of 2011.

Pennants

Fusco Auctions in Willoughby, Ohio sold an over-sized Cleveland Indians pennant (circa 1916) for $1,450 in November of 2005.

Scorecards

Sotheby's in New York sold a 1920 World Series scorecard for a game between the Cleveland Indians and the Brooklyn Dodgers for $5,700 in December of 2005.

Toys

Fusco Auctions in Willoughby, Ohio sold a Cleveland Indians black-faced nodder bobble head toy for $1,000 in April of 2006, and another Cleveland Indians black-faced nodder bobble head toy (circa 1960s) for $1,500 in July of 2005.

Lamps

Fusco Auctions in Willoughby, Ohio sold a Cleveland Indians lamp which was produced for the Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck for $1,050 in January of 2006.

Guide for Cleveland Indians Collectibles And Memorabilia collectors

Memorabilia that was once signed, owned or used by Bob Feller (who played for the team from 1936 to 1941 and 1945 to 1956), "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (who played for the Cleveland Naps/Indians from 1910 to 1915) or Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie (Who played for the Cleveland Naps from 1902 to 1914) is considered to be the most valuable.

Memorabilia that dates back to before the 1950s is considered to be more rare than memorabilia from the 1960s to present, as well as any memorabilia featuring the Cleveland Indians' former team names.

Restoration of a Cleveland Indians jersey, uniform, helmet, baseball, scorecard, toy, baseball bat, card or program is not recommended. Restoration of a Cleveland Indians lamp is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage.

For more information regarding where to find Cleveland Indians memorabilia, visit the Cleveland Indians official website or Sports Memorabilia.

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