Huggins and Scott’s final auction of 2017 is open for bidding through Nov. 9 with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11 p.m. (EST).
Vintage baseball card collectors will enjoy an abundance of pre-war rarities including professionally graded and raw examples of cards from a variety of designations, including Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Christy Mathewson, Cy Young, just to name a few; a number of graded and ungraded tobacco and candy cards offered as singles and in lots, and much more. Highlights include: a T200 Fatima New York Giants team photo premium; a seldom-seen 1908 Rose Postcard of Walter Johnson (SGC 35); a T206 Ty Cobb Green Portrait (PSA 4) and many more.
The post-war collection includes a large number of singles, lots, complete and near complete sets from 1948 to present. Highlights include: a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle RC (PSA 2); a seldom-offered near complete set of 1954 Esskay Baltimore Orioles cards (30 of 34); a 1968 Topps Discs Test complete set on an uncut sheet and many more.
An extensive modern insert collection with multiple certified autographed card lots, short prints, 1-of-1s, signed relic cards, dual and triple signed cards and much more.
As always, a plethora of “shoebox” collections, which are always a crowd favorite, are also available.
Other offerings include memorabilia items including a collection of tobacco packs/boxes from the turn of the century; two original oil paintings by legendary artist Ron Stark (Cobb and Wagner); a collection of 1950s HOFers Contact Proof Original photos used for cards including Al Kaline (1954 Topps RC), Johnny Mize (1952 Bowman), Roy Campanella (1953 Red Man), Mantle/Maris/Cash/Kaline (1964 Topps AL Bombers) and more. High grade Sports Illustrated magazines are featured including the highest graded issue number 1 (CGC 9.8); highest graded March 4, 1957 with Mickey Mantle cover (CGC 7.5) and highest graded October 2, 1961 with Roger Maris cover (CGC 8.0).
The auction has a large number of autographed baseball items including a collection of very tough single-signed Hall of Famer baseballs including Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth (PSA/DNA 7), Pie Traynor and many more; a signed 1933 Goudey Mel Ott; a Derek Jeter signed original painting by Bernard Solco; a 2016 World Champions Chicago Cubs team signed jersey and plenty more treasures.
The game-used section in the auction includes 2001 and 2003 game used Derek Jeter Yankees jerseys, a 1998 Cal Ripken Jr. Orioles jersey and plenty more.
If you don’t collect baseball items, an assortment of high-end pieces from the other sports include a selection of football, basketball, hockey and boxing lots, sets, autographs and memorabilia.
Highlights in the basketball category includes: an extensive vintage autograph collection with a very rare Maurice Stokes signed handwritten letter and photograph; a 1948 Bowman complete set with Mikan RC (PSA 4); an collection of Michael Jordan singles and inserts (over 2,000 cards) and more.
The football category features an array of vintage programs, tickets and ephemera from the turn of the century through the Super Bowls with 1920s programs, signed cards, and many more lots. Highlights include a number of complete and near sets from 1950-1979 from high grade on down including the #11 rated PSA graded 1952 Bowman Large complete set; the highest graded by any service 1935 National Chicle Bull Tosi (SGC 8.5); a collection of PSA 7 and better football Hall of Fame rookie cards; a massive Tom Brady rookie card lot of 154 cards; a 2000 Leaf Rookies & Stars Tom Brady PSA 10; several highest graded Sports Illustrated magazines from the 1960s; Sammy Baugh’s signed 1952 player’s contract with a corresponding letter from George Preston Marshall; 1959 “The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame” signed book; a Tom Brady signed original Bernard Solco painting and more.
To browse the rest of the lots to be auctioned, or to download the catalog, visit the website: www.hugginsandscott.com.