If vintage football game programs are what you’re chasing, then the upcoming Huggins & Scott auction will likely grab your attention.
The largest find of 1925-30 Frankford Yellow Jacket football game programs ever turned up will be featured in the auction, which gets underway on Sept. 20. The Yellow Jackets are the team that preceded the current Philadelphia orginization, with the Eagles beginning play in 1933.
Bidding for the auction begins at 10 a.m. (EST) on Sept. 20 for Day 1 lots (1-772) and ends Oct. 4. Day 2 bidding (lots 773-1550) also gets underway Sept. 20 and will end Oct. 5. Catalogs for the auction, which will feature more than 1,500 lots, are currently available at hugginsandscott.com.
Other highlighted items in the sale include: an amazing complete 1955 Esskay Hot Dog box with Fred Marsh; 1959 Topps Baseball complete set, all PSA graded with an average grade of 7.32 (No. 16 on set registry); and a 1934 Goudey Napolean Lajoie PSA 4.
Two beautiful single-signed Babe Ruth baseballs will also be up for bids, as will an extremely rare Chuck Klein single-signed ball.
A Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig signed ball dated 8/17/33, which is noted that it was signed on the day Gehrig set the then-record of 1,308 consecutive games, will likely garner attention from bidders as well.
A wide variety of vintage cards will also be available, including the largest assortment of T206 backs ever offered in a single lot (36 of the 40) will be on the block, along with literally hundreds of complete and near-complete baseball and football sets from the 1940s-70s.
Modern-day collectors will enjoy a collection of game-used jerseys and bats from the 2006 Washington Nationals, including Frank Robinson, Alfonso Soriano, Ryan Zimmerman and more.
Original photographs and Wirephotos from the 1910s-60s, including Ruth with Red Sox, Tinker/Evers/Chance and Walter Johnson will also be up for bids.
The auction also features unopened wax cases, boxes and packs from 1958-99, a tremendous pack wrapper collection from the 1930s-1970s from the world of sports and non-sport items as well.
The Jack Weaver Collection, which contains the accumulation of an 80-year-old collector who has been involved in the hobby since 1933, features an extensive collection of vintage cards and memorabilia, including a T212 Obak Buck Weaver SGC 60, a T206 Walter Johnson SGC 84 (at left), a 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski SGC 60, complete and near sets of 1933 Goudey, 1934 Goudey, 1950-55 Bowman, 1954-present Topps sets, all Red Man Tobacco and a variety of early non-sport sets, Hartlands, bobbing heads, advertising pieces, games and much more.
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Huggins & Scott’s next auction will take place in March.