Murray Olderman
The Murray Olderman Collection
A treasure trove of sports memorabilia and other collectors’ items in the archives of the noted writer-artist is available to buyers interested in material that dates back to the middle of the 20th century.  More detailed information and pricing will be provided upon request by e-mail ( or phone (760-324-6042).
The Collection includes:
Original sports cartoons in color by Murray Olderman, published in The Desert  Sun,  a Gannett newspaper in Palm Springs–they’re done in gouache and black ink, and are generally about  18”x12” in size:
          Tim Bradley, world welterweight champion
          Phillip Rivers, San Diego Chargers quarterback
          Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
          Frank Sinatra and his golf tournament
          Roger Federer, tennis champion
          Anthony Kim, PGA golfer
          Novak Djokovic, tennis champion
          Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
          Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawkss
Original sports cartoons and illustrations:
          Pep-Sadler fight by Willard Mullin, NY World-Telegram
          Ezzard Charles by Lou Darvas, Cleveland Press
          Floyd Patterson fight, by Karl Hubenthal, LA Herald-Examiner
          Randy Matson, by Pap, AP
          1968 OIympics, by Murray Olderman, NEA

Framed personal sports photos 8”x10”:
          Rocky Marciano, Bobby Jones, Jim Brown and Ed Sullivan, Y.A. Tittle, Bob Pettit, Gene Upshaw, John Brodie, Paul Hornung, Douglas MacArthur, Bob Cousy, Bud Wilkinson, Carl Yastrzemski, Sandy Koufax, John Unitas, Norm Van Brocklin

Louisville Slugger bat, Sports Writers Hall of Fame
Rawlings Major League baseball, new
Official softball, made in Haiti, autographed by Frank Robinson, umpire Jim Honochick
Raider helmet in Waterford Crystal, 1999, from Al Davis birthday party Las Vegas
Raider football in Waterford Crystal, on base, 2004 --  presented by Al Davis of the Raiders at his 75th birthday party at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas
Sony radio-miniTV-cassette player with Raider emblem, 1990
Sony radio-CD player with Raider emblem, 1991

Super Bowl XXXVII press pin
Super Bowl XXXVII pin
Super Bowl XLII press pin
Super Bowl programs XXXII, XXXVII,XLI
Super Bowl seat cushions – 12, from various Super Bowl games

Portfolio of questionnaires filled out in their own handwriting by pro football running back greats, describing and drawing their favorite plays:           
         Johnny Blood, John David Crow, Clem Daniels, Paul Hornung, Keith Lincoln, Tom Matte, Lenny Moore, Matt Snell, Jim Taylor, Charley Trippi, Buddy Young, Tank Younger

Questionnaires filled out in their own handwriting by NFL Hall of Fame players:
        Chuck Bednarik, Roosevelt Brown, Harlon Hill, Bobby Layne, Mike Mc
Cormack, Bob St. Clair

Autograph book with signatures by Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller, Billy Martin, Moose Skowron, Hank Bauer, Bob Turley, Allie Sherman, Jim Katcavage
VIP Letters with signed signatures (*indicates entire letter handwritten):
Coach Bill Belichick, pitcher Jim Bouton*, Hall of Fame receiver Fred Biletnikoff*, Hall of Fame end Willie Davis, Oakland owner Al Davis, defensive end-actor Fred Dryer*, fullback Cookie Gilchrist*, quarterback-politician Jack Kemp, comedian Alan King, Yankee great Gil McDougald*, Hall of Fame tackle Ron Mix, columnist Jim Murray, 49ers receiver R.C. Owens*, Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson*, TV commentator Andy Rooney, baseball MVP Al Rosen*, Giant great Kyle Rote*, Commissioner Pete Rozelle*, basketball Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes*; cartoonist Charles Schulz; basketball Hall of Famer Bill Sharman*, Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr*, Coach Bill Walsh
Cancelled checks signed by Bill Walsh, Al Davis.
Book contract signed by Al Davis
Copy of Al Davis first contract with Oakland Raiders as coach-general manager
File copy of letter from Pete Rozelle to Al Davis about moving franchise

6 Pro Football Hall of Fame murals, displayed originally in Canton, Ohio, shrine, enlargements of drawings by Murray Olderman, mounted on masonite:
          Lamar Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs owner, AFL founder, color tinted, 38”x50”
          Joe Schmidt, Detroit Lions linebacker, color tinted, 38x50
          Greasy Neale, Philadelphia Eagles coach, 37 x54
          Bronko Nagurski, Chicago Bears fullback
          Johnny Blood, Green Bay Packers running back, 40x54
          Wilbur (Fats) Henry, tackle, 40x54
2 art enlargements mounted on masonite
          Leo Durocher cartoon, 18”x35”
          Y.A. Tittle illustration
Assorted Football Annuals collection dating back to 1938

Complete set of Ben Hogan steel-shafted golf clubs, both irons and woods, in leather golf bag – rarely used; in good condition.  Vintage 1958
Callaway Big Bertha driver and Callaway sand wedge, seldom used

Seth Thomas Ship’s Clock, 1962, presented to Murray Olderman for serving as president of New York Football Writers, not inscribed, perfect condition

Three vintage typewriters, all in fine working condition:
IBM Selectric typewriter – 1960s, used by Murray Olderman to write 10 books
Olivetti portable typewriter – Lettera 23 for Olderman sports travel, with case     
Manual typewriter – Royal standard, used byOlderman for syndicated columns\

Texas Instruments portable computer, vintage 1980

Antique ski boots – hand-made leather boots made for Murray Olderman  in 1945  by Austrian  cobbler, used with cable bindings on old wood skis, collector’s item
AM Radio GE 1948 – in working condition
Personal letter and envelope written in 1970 to Murray Olderman by Albert Speer, the number two man to Adolf Hitler in the Third Reich, Germany
Theater Playbill Collection – 218 playbills, 145 from Broadway shows dating back to 1942 (Porgy & Bess) and  including such original hits as My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Damn Yankees, Music Man, Man of La Mancha, Gypsy, Sound of Music, Miracle Worker, Annie Get Your Gun, Cabaret, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Funny Girl, Hello Dolly, Most Happy Fella, Phantom of the Opera, Book of Mormon, etc., mint condition
Collection of Marvel and Archie comic books, early 1970’s

Collection of original art by pre-eminent cartoonists of the last century (e-mail web images available on request):
          Milt Caniff, Steve Canyon two dailies
          Bob Dunn, Little Iodine, Sundaypage
          John Fischetti, Pulitzer Prize editorial cartoons
          Milt Gross, Dave’s Delicatessen, Sunday page
          Johnny Hart, B.C., Sunday page
          Bill Keane, Channel Chuckles, daily panel
          Hank Ketcham, Dennis the Menace, daily panel
          David Levine, caricature Jimmy Breslin
          John Prentice, Rip Kirby, daily strip
          J.R. Williams, Out Our Way, daily panel
A Year Apart by Murray Olderman            Just Win, Baby: the Al Davis Story by Murray Olderman
Copies of Murray Olderman’s most recent books, Just Win, Baby: the Al Davis Story (Triumph Books, September 2012) and A Year Apart (St. Johann Press, April 2013) are available on  Obtain personally autographed copies from:
          Murray Olderman
          28 La Costa Drive
          Rancho Mirage, Calif. 92270
Phone: 760-324-6042       E-mail:

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