Huggins and Scott’s first Masterpiece Auction of 2013 has begun with the bidding closing on Feb. 7 with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11 p.m. eastern time.
Accoding to Huggins and Scott, “This auction features another amazing array of sports and non-sports items that caters to every level of collector and investor. Whether you only want to spend a few hundred dollars or several thousand dollars, our selection of quality items has a little something for just about everyone.”
This auction is headlined by Lots #1-44 – The Barry T. Malkin “In Memoriam” Collection. Former Washington, D.C. Police Captain (and H&S employee) passed away on Oct. 15, 2012, and we are pleased to honor his wishes of auctioning his personal collection. It is headlined by a stunning 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle RC, graded a NM 7 (oc) by PSA.
Card collectors will enjoy an abundance of 19th and 20th century rarities including professionally graded and raw examples of cards from a variety of designations, including a collection of tough-to-find 1923 Billiken Cuban cards with John “Pop” Lloyd (SGC 30); an attractive E122 Babe Ruth (SGC 40), the No. 15 PSA registered 1934 Goudey Baseball complete set; a complete 1933 Goudey set; a variety of T205 Gold Borders, T206 White Borders and more.
The postwar collection is substantial as well with a 1949 Bowman Baseball completely PSA graded near set; a number of 1952 Topps baseball high numbers in multiple lots, a tremendous collection of Richie Ashburn oddball cards including the scarce 1967 Topps Standup Test issue and more. As always, we also present a plethora of wonderful “shoebox” collections (always a crowd favorite).
Other artifacts in this auction include a terrific selection of various years, styles and teams of game-used warm-up jackets including a neat early Boston Braves and New York Giants baseball; game-used bats from Ernie Banks, Michael Jordan, Ryan Zimmerman (all with PSA/DNA LOAs) and a 1949 Eddie Yost game used Senators signed jersey.
Staying in the memorabilia category, we are pleased to offer a wonderful collection of game programs and tickets, including a stunning 1937 World Series program signed by
Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Tony Lazzeri and others; numerous graded and raw World Series tickets including a 1920 Ebbets Field Press ticket; several early World Series programs including 1924, 1926, 1927, 1930 and many more. We have been consigned Walter Payton’s 1979 Illinois Driver’s License, along with several gorgeous Payton autographs; a variety of signed full-sized and mini helmets from Hall of Famers and Heisman Trophy winners; and a nice 1967 Green Bay Packers team-signed football with Lombardi.
As with all of Huggins and Scott Auctions, we have a large number of autographed lots including baseballs, bats, lithographs, photographs and others consigned by collectors
from all across the country. Highlights include: one of the most gorgeous Jimmy Collins signed index card you’ll ever see (with an inscription); a signed Cap Anson letter; a Grover Cleveland Alexander hand-written and signed letter; a scarce Joe Giard (1927 Yankees) signed cut from a baseball; a beautiful signed Babe Ruth check; a baseball
signed by the cast of “Pride of the Yankees” with Ruth, Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright; a 1926-27 baseball signed by Ruth, Cobb, W. Johnson, Griffith and more; a stunning 1957 AL All-Star Team signed baseball from the personal collection of Billy Pierce; and a possibly unique Grover Cleveland Alexander signed W517 baseball card.
If coins, political or Americana collecting is your hobby, this auction features a number of terrific lots including a 1904 $20.00 “Double Eagle” Gold Piece (NGC MS63); a beautiful Barack Obama signed Chicago Bears display; a pair of Neal Armstrong signed pieces; a signed Gus Grissom photograph; a signed Elvis Presley Tour Program and much more.
To browse the auction or to download the catalog, visit the website: www.hugginsandscott.com.