Holy Grail(s) push Memory Lane to $2.5 million

memlanemantle.jpgMemory Lane’s Holy Grail auction finished on Dec. 14 with some huge prices. The auction totalled more than $2.5 million, while the much-hyped Honus Wagner and Mickey Mantle cards both approached $300,000.  
The 1909-11 T206 Wagner was graded PSA 2, but had much stronger eye appeal and bidders noticed. The card sold for $294,338 and finished with 99 bids.

Close behind was a 1952 Topps Mantle graded PSA 9. The card received 125 bids and finished at $282,588.

Another huge ticket item in this auction was a 1927 New York Yankees team photo signed by the entire team and graded PSA 8, sold for $206,800. The photo came from the estate of George Pipgras, a member of the 1927 team, and included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and the rest of the team, including the coaches, trainer, manager and even the batboy.

The third “holy grail” item – a 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski – was graded a PSA 8 and finished at $58,417.

Other items topping the $10,000 mark included: 1933 Sport Kings Ruth PSA 8 ($28,200); 1948 Leaf Bob Feller PSA 8 ($24,612); 1978 Topps complete set all PSA-graded ($21,087); 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax PSA 9 ($20,230); Christ Mathewson signed check ($19,642); 1959 Topps Bob Gibson PSA 10 ($19,055); 1956 Topps Baseball complete set all graded PSA 7 ($18.505); 1915 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson GAI 7.5 ($17,880); 1933 Goudey Ruth PSA 7 ($16,743); Ruth signed baseball ($16,387); 1933 Goudey Jimmie Foxx PSA 8 ($13,767); 1933 Goudey Nap Lajoie PSA 2 ($13,767); 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Wagner PSA 7 ($13,342); 1948 Leaf Harry Brecheen PSA 7 ($13,011); 1934 Goudey Gehrig PSA 8 ($12,592); 1941 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio GAI 8.5 ($12,592); 1952 Topps Mantle PSA 4 ($11,158); 1966 Topps complete set both PSA-graded and raw ($10,519) and a 1953 Bowman Color Mantle PSA 9 ($10,056).

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Memory Lane December Auction Results

Descriptions provided by auction company           Total ($)
 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner PSA 2 ….. $294,338
 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 9 …………282,588
 1927 New York Yankees Team Photo ….. 206,800
 1935 National Chicle Nagurski PSA 8 …………58,417
 1933 Sport Kings Babe Ruth Baseball PSA 8    28,200
 1948 Leaf Bob Feller PSA 8    24,612
 1978 Topps Complete Set all PSA graded    21,087
 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax PSA 9    20,230
 Christy Mathewson Signed Check    19,642
 1959 Topps Bob Gibson PSA 10    19,055
 1956 Topps Baseball Set: All graded PSA 7    18,505
 1915 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson GAI 7.5    17,880
 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth PSA 7    16,743
 Babe Ruth single signed baseball PSA/DNA    16,387
 1933 Goudey #29 Jimmy Foxx PSA 8    13,767
 1933 Goudey #106 Napoleon LaJoie PSA 2    13,767
 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Wagner PSA 7    13,342
 1948 Leaf #158 Harry Brecheen PSA 7 NM    13,011
 1934 Goudey #37 Lou Gehrig PSA 8 NM-MT    12,592
 1941 Play Ball #71 Joe DiMaggio GAI 8.5    12,592
 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 4    11,158
 1966 Topps set: PSA graded and raw    10,519
 1953 Bowman Color Mantle PSA 9    10,056
 1986-87 Fleer uncut sheet with
          Michael Jordan, Wilkins rookies    9,819
 1933 Tatoo Orbit Jimmy Foxx PSA 8 NM-MT    9,815
 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Jennings PSA 7    9,562
 1961 Topps complete set, graded and raw    9,562
 1948 Bowman Stan Musial PSA 9    9,159
 1951 Bowman Whitey Ford PSA 8    9,142
 1954 Topps Al Kaline PSA 9     8,926
 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Plank PSA 7    8,693
 1967 Topps Complete Set: Graded and Raw    8,687
 1934 Goudey #61 Lou Gehrig PSA 8     8,601
 1958 Willie Mays Call-Bulletin Giants PSA 9     8,505
 1933 Goudey #201 Ernie Orsatti PSA 9    8,486
 Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth, and Lou Gehrig
           multi-signed baseball PSA/DNA    8,486
 1956 Topps set: All graded PSA 6 EX-MT    8,326
 1932 U S Caramel Lou Gehrig PSA 7     8,311
 1948 Bowman Yogi Berra PSA 9     8,311
 1911 T3 Turkey Red Walter Johnson Cabinet
          Turkey Red Back PSA 5    7,902
 1934 Goudey Jimmy Foxx PSA 8    7,820
 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente GAI 9    7,820
 1951 Parkhurst #56 Ted Lindsay PSA 9    7,714
 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter John M. Ward PSA 8    7,621
 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Ty Cobb PSA 6    7,621
 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle PSA 7 NM    7,555
 1962 Topps Managers Dream PSA 9    7,555
 1933 Tatoo Orbit Paul Waner PSA 8     7,432
 1958 Hires Root Beer Mays with tab PSA 8    7,432
 1953 Bowman Color Reese PSA 9     7,377
 1958 Topps #370 Yogi Berra PSA 10     7,365
 Original artwork 1935 National Chicle
          Clarke Hinkle    7,184
 1948 Leaf #68 Ed Miller PSA 7 NM    6,756
 1934 Goudey #6 Dizzy Dean PSA 8 NM-MT    6,706
 1960 Morrell Meats Koufax PSA 8    6,600
 Ball from 1942 “Ruth’s Last Home Run” War Benefit signed by Ruth, Johnson, Evans and Bengough    6,531
 1933 Tatoo Orbit Connie Mack PSA 8    6,374
 1941 Play Ball  Ted Williams PSA 8    6,244
 1933 Tatoo Orbit Hazen KiKi Cuyler PSA 8    6,142
 Babe Ruth Double Signed check display    6,096
 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson GAI 8    6,021
 Original artwork 1935 National Chicle
          Ben Ciccone    5,937
 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cy Young Cabinets
          Checklist Back PSA 5    5,937
 1960 Topps Complete Set Graded and Raw    5,937
 1971 Topps Baseball Vending #3
          unopened box GAI 8.5    5,795
 1910 E93 Standard Caramel full set, all raw    5,795
 1949 Bowman #84 Roy Campanella PSA 9    5,541
 1952 Topps #407 Mathews rookie SGC 80    5,541
 1934 Goudey #62 Hank Greenberg PSA 8    5,541
 1935 National Chicle #11 Turk Edwards PSA     5,540
 1960 Topps #160 Rival All-Stars Mantle and Boyer
          PSA 10 GEM MT    5,533
 1941 Play Ball #54 Pee Wee Reese PSA 8    5,533
 Babe Ruth Signed Check    5,398
 1991 Nolan Ryan no-hitter baseball used in
          Ryans’ 7th no hitter May 1, 1991    5,398
 1929 New York Yankees multi-signed ball (16 sigs) including Ruth, Hoyt, Gehrig and Lazzeri     5,269
 1976-77 Topps Basketball Vending
          unopened boxes (2)    5,076
 1932 U S Caramel Ty Cobb PSA 7     5,037
 1954 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 8     5,037
 1954 Topps #250 Ted Williams PSA 8      5,037
 1956 Topps #130 Willie Mays PSA 9     5,037
 1934 Goudey #19 Lefty Grove PSA 8     5,030
 1950 Bowman #22 Jackie Robinson PSA 8     5,030
 1959 Topps #163 Sandy Koufax PSA 8     4,959
 1959 Three Stooges #1 Curly PSA 8     4,959
 1965 Topps Complete Set Graded and Raw    4,907
 1952 Red Man Tobacco #8 Bob Feller PSA 9     4,692
 1935 National Chicle #27 Bull Tosi PSA 7     4,614
 1948 Leaf #4 Stan Musial PSA 8     4,579
 1960 Topps Willie McCovey rookie PSA 9    4,578
 1972 Topps Football Vending #1
           unopened box GAI 9.5     4,507
 1959 Topps #10 Mickey Mantle PSA 8     4,460
 1953 Topps Starter Set Graded and Raw    4,460
 1954 Topps #56 Edgar Laprade PSA 8     4,365
 1957 Topps Basketball wax pack 5 cent    4,353
 1953 Topps #100 Bill Miller PSA 9     4,195
 1956 Topps #31 Hank Aaron PSA 9     4,163
 1948 Leaf #63 Barney McCosky PSA 8     4,162
 1969 Topps #200 Bob Gibson PSA 10     4,162
 1969 Topps Super #58 Bob Clemente PSA 10    4,162
 1956 Topps #33 Roberto Clemente PSA 9     4,157
 1915 Cracker Jack Johnny Evers PSA 8    4,157
 1961 Fleer #36 Oscar Robertson PSA 9     4,157
 1959 Topps Skowron All Star PSA 9     4,097
 1888 N43 Allen & Ginter Champ. Baseball
          Lot of (5)    4,097
 1951 Topps Ringside Bob Murphy PSA 8    4,055
 1953 Topps #54 Bob Feller PSA 9     4,055
 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth PSA 4     4,055
 1939 Play Ball #109 Myril Hoag PSA 9     3,957
 1969 Topps Super Reggie Jackson PSA 10    3,957
 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers multi-signed ball (24 sigs) including Ruth, Cuyler and Durocher    3,957
 1924 New York Yankees multi-signed ball (23 sigs) including Ruth, Pennock and Combs    3,957
 1950 Bowman #20 Bob Elliott PSA 9     3,813
 1953 Bowman Color Duke Snider PSA 8    3,785
 1952 Bowman Mantle PSA 8     3,779
 1952 Bowman #218 Willie Mays PSA 8     3,779
 1957 Topps #95 Mickey Mantle PSA 8     3,686
 1950 Bowman #1 Doak Walker PSA 8     3,686
 1909 T206 Charlie Fritz PSA 8     3,598
 1939 Play Ball #129 Bill Swift PSA 9     3,598
 1910 E104-III Nadja Caramels
          Tully Sparks SGC 70    3,466
 1954 Topps #10 Jackie Robinson PSA 9     3,436
 1954 Topps #37 Whitey Ford PSA 9     3,436
 1981 Topps #216 Joe Montana PSA 10     3,436
 1958 Topps #87 Johnny Kucks PSA 9     3,386
 1965 Topps #540 Lou Brock PSA 10     3,351
 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 5     3,351
 1909-11 T206 Ed Summers PSA 8     3,271
 1941 Double Play Ted Williams,
           Jim Tabor PSA 8    3,271
 1964 Topps Series I Hockey Checklist PSA 9    3,271
 1925 Pirates Multi-Signed scorecard (10 sigs)
           including Ruth, Traynor, McKechnie
           and Wagner PSA/DNA    3,271
 1939 Play Ball Gehringer PSA 9     3,249
 1962 Topps #1 Roger Maris PSA 8     3,249
 1958 Topps Wynn Yellow Team Letters PSA 10    3,128
 1934 Goudey Group of 18: All PSA 7    3,127
 1954 Wilson Franks Bob Feller PSA 8     3,123
 1957 Topps #2 George Yardley PSA 8     3,079
  1888 Goodwin Champions Andrews PSA 6    2,974
 1975 Topps Cello unopened box GAI 9    2,974
 1954 Topps #14 Preacher Roe PSA 9 MINT    2,938
 1933 DeLong #5 Charlie Gehringer PSA 7 2,865
 1935 National Chicle #31 Nic Niccolai PSA 8    2,865
 1947/48 Brooklyn Dodgers multi-signed ball (27 sigs) including Reese, Snider & Robinson    2,865
 1979-80 OPC uncut sheet Gretzky rookie    2,844
 1958 Topps #375 Pee Wee Reese PSA 10     2,839
 1956 Topps Starter Set (125 cards):
          all graded PSA 7    2,839
 1955 Topps #51 Jim Hughes PSA 9     2,799
 1970 Topps Football Vending #1
          unopened box GAI 9    2,799
 1949 Bowman #60 Yogi Berra PSA 9     2,748
 1961 Topps #290 Stan Musial PSA 10     2,704
 1933 Goudey #37 Jimmy Wilson SGC 88     2,704
 1936 World Series Yankees multi-signed ball (24 sigs),  Gehrig, Gomez, Dickey and DiMaggio    2,704
 1972 Pirates Multi-signed ball with 32 signatures     2,704
 Portrait of Mickey Mantle by Gallo    2,704
 1963 Topps Starter Set: 134 Cards PSA Graded    2,704
 1914 T222 Fatima Rube Benton PSA 7 NM    2,612
 1932 U S Caramel Tunney Boxing PSA 8    2,604
 1958 Hires Root Beer Don Drysdale with tab PSA 8    2,604
 1959 Three Stooges #2 Moe PSA 9    2,604
 1959 Three Stooges #64 Checklist-You Won’t Fool PSA 8    2,604
 1911 M116 Sport. Life LaJoie Blue Background PSA 7    2,584
 1934 Goudey #23 Charley Gehringer PSA 8 NM-MT    2,584
 1948 Leaf #1 Joe DiMaggio GAI 7    2,580
 1957 Topps #2 Yogi Berra PSA 9 MINT    2,580
 1952 Bowman #217 Casey Stengel PSA 8 NM-MT    2,544
 1954 Topps #121 Clem Labine PSA 9 MINT    2,544
 1959 Topps #90 Bill Skowron PSA 9 MINT    2,544
 1948 Leaf #3 Babe Ruth PSA 7 NM    2,518
 1954 Topps #94 Ernie Banks PSA 8 NM-MT    2,518
 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax PSA 8 NM-MT    2,518
 1954 Topps #8 Gordie Howe PSA 8 NM-MT    2,518
 Honus Wagner Signed Check    2,458
 1912 T202 Hassan Tpl. Folder D.Jones/J. Delahanty Davy Jones’
Great Slide PSA 8 NM-MT    2,458
 1934 Goudey #73 Ed Wells PSA 8 NM-MT    2,375
 1935 National Chicle #24 Clarke Hinkle PSA 7 NM    2,368
 1958 Topps #54 Norm Siebern PSA 10 GEM MT    2,368
 1966 Topps #1 Willie Mays GAI 9 MINT    2,350
 1912 T202 Hassan Tpl. Folder N. Elberfeld/ C. Milan Elberfeld
gets His Man PSA 7 nm    2,312
 1956 Topps #42 Sandy Amoros PSA 9 MINT    2,312
 1949 Bowman #110 Early Wynn PSA 9 MINT    2,289
 1951 Bowman #165 Ted Williams PSA 8 NM-MT    2,289
 1967 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT    2,289
 1970 Topps #123 Pete Maravich PSA 9 MINT    2,289
 Joe DiMaggio Autographed Jersey: From the days he was
Manager of The A’s    2,289
 1954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle GAI 9 MINT    2,288
 1958 Topps #175 Marv Throneberry PSA 9 MINT    2,238
 1958 Hires Root Beer Al Pilarcik Test set – with Tab PSA 6 EX_MT    2,238
 1965 Topps #14 Len Gabrielson PSA 9 MINT    2,238
 1910 E93 Standard Caramel John McGraw SGC 70 EX+    2,235
 1957 Topps Baseball Wax Pack 5 Cent GAI 7 NM    2,235
 1933 Tattoo Orbit Starter Set 31 Cards: PSA and GAI graded    2,235
 1934 Goudey #90 Ki Ki Cuyler PSA 8 NM-MT    2,218
 1963 Topps #537 Rookie Stars – Rose, Gonzalez, McMullen,
Weis PSA 8 NM-MT    2,218
 1957 Topps #90 Warren Spahn PSA 9 MINT    2,215
 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Mordecai Brown PSA 5 EX    2,153
 1956 Topps #297 Bob Skinner PSA 10 GEM MT    2,153
 1956 National League All Star team multi-signed baseball (w/ 20 signatures) incl. Aaron, Spahn, Mathews, Mays, Robinson and Banks PSA/DNA    2,153
 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Charles Comiskey SGC 80 EX/NM    2,135
 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Mike Kelly SGC 70 EX+    2,135
 1934 Goudey #12 Carl Hubbell PSA 8 NM-MT    2,135
 1957 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 8 NM-MT    2,135
 1961 Topps #472 Yogi Berra MVP PSA 9 MINT    2,135
 1951 Bowman #170 Sibby Sisti PSA 9 MINT    2,102
 1954 Bowman #10 Carl Erskine PSA 9 MINT    2,102
 1949 Bowman #226 Edwin (Duke) Snider PSA 8 NM-MT    2,081
 1953 Topps #220 Satchell Paige PSA 8 NM-MT    2,081
 1968 Topps #100 Bob Gibson PSA 10 GEM MT    2,080
 1957 Topps #105 Johnny Antonelli PSA 9 MINT    2,035
 1959 Topps #325 Ken Boyer PSA 9 MINT    2,035
 1968 Topps #177 Mets Rookies J. Koosman/ N. Ryan PSA 8 NM-MT    2,032
 Mickey Mantle “Happy Hanukah” Autographed Baseball    2,032
 1958 Topps #62 Jim Brown PSA 8 NM-MT    2,014

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