Readers of this site know we keep an eye on the auction market, not so much as purchasers, but as connoisseurs of material that might not otherwise appear in public. The latest Robert Edwards sale, which runs online through the 28th, is particularly rewarding. Sox fans will find an especially rich trove (though Yankees memorabilia is, as ever, best represented), including the 1874 cigar box pictured above, now selling at a mild $200. More interesting, certainly, is the collection of material documenting the Roxbury Rooters, Boston’s bleacher creatures of the early 20th century. The Rooters were led by Mike "Nuf Ced" MeGreevy, owner of the 3rd Base Tavern, yesteryear’s Cask & Flagon. A Photo Album showing the 3rd Base Tavern and Nuf Ced (Here, "Nuff Said") The Royal Rooters Megaphone
Another Beantown item of note: A particularly beautiful (and rare) 1911 Boston Garter baseball card of Cincinnatti’s Bob Bescher in a state of undress (but wearing his garters, of course): Topps won’t be doing a set like this anytime soon. Some of the other items up for grabs, with their current bids: 1838 Philadelphia Olympics Team Charter: $55K 1886-89 Old Judge Card Set: $55K 1910 Die-Cut Honus Wagner: $3.5K 1914 Babe Ruth Rookie Card: $150K 1927 WS Press Pin: $2.5K 1936 WS tickets signed by Joe D.: 1.9K 1959 Mickey Mantle Good Behavior Contract Rider: $1.2K 1946 Babe Ruth postcard from Acapulco: $1.6 It’s free to look.