Legacy Sports Rarities set for Summer sale

Summer 2009 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia

Legacy Sports Rarities of Traverse City, Mich., has just put the finishing touches on their “Summer 2009 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia” catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 414 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, and legendary Hall-of-Famer issues. Bidding will begin on Aug.1 and will end on Aug. 22. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on July 27. An online preview, at www.legacyrarities.com, is already underway.

 Auction highlights include:
l  1887 Large Gypsy Queen John Ward (SGC 50)
l  1888 Yum Yum Tobacco Tim  Keefe (SGC 80)
l   N300 Mayo Cap Anson (SGC 84)
l  N300 Mayo Buck Ewing Cleveland (SGC 84)
l  1888 Giants Imperial Team Photo by Hall 
l  1908 E102 Christy Mathewson (SGC  84)
l  1909 T206 Cobb Portrait Green (SGC 86) 
l  1910 E93 Christy Mathewson (SGC 84)
l  1911 T201 Cobb/Crawford (SGC  92) 
l  1921 Koester Bread Babe Ruth (SGC  80) 
l  1931 W517 complete set of  three-card Panels 
l  1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie (PSA  6)
l  Babe Ruth single-signed ball  (PSA/DNA) 
l  1939 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio (SGC  96) 
l  Newly discovered 1927 New York  Yankees
    championship team-signed photo (shown)
    (PSA/DNA and JSA)
Prewar Baseball:
l  1886 McLoughlin Baseball  Game 
l  High-grade 1887 Chicago baseball currency 
l  A.J. Reach signed letter to Harry  Wright 
l  Outstanding selection of  high-grade T206
    HOFers, including: Chief Bender Portrait
    (PSA 8), Walter Johnson Portrait (PSA 7) and
    Christy Mathewson Portrait (SGC  84) 
l  Finest PSA-graded 1910 D322 Tip  Top
    (Owen Wilson – NM 7) 
l  Rare E90-3 American Caramel
    Solly  “Hofnlan” error 
l  An amazing selection of finest-known 1911
    PE2 Diamond Gum Pins, including: Nap
    Lajoie (PSA 7), Honus  Wagner (PSA 7)
    and Christy Mathewson (PSA 8) 
l  Several highest-graded T205 Gold  Borders,
    including: Mordecai Brown (SGC 88) and
    Eddie Collins, Mouth Closed  (SGC 88) 
l  A spectacular selection of 45 different high-
    quality, PSA graded, 1912 T202 Triplefolders,
    including: the  rarest card – Mathewson/Too
    Late For Devlin/Devlin (Rustlers) in  EX-MT
    6, and the most popular card – Jennings/Ty
    Cobb Steals  Third/Ty Cobb in NM 7 
l  1939 Play Ball Ted Williams (SGC  92) 
l  1940 Play Ball Joe Jackson (SGC  92)
 Postwar Baseball:
l  1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson (SGC  88) 
l  1949 Bowman Roy Campanella (SGC  96) 
l  1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle (SGC  92) 
l  1953 Bowman Mickey Mantle (PSA  8.5) 
l  1953 Bowman Stan Musial (SGC  96) 
l  1953 Topps Satchel Paige (SGC  92) 
l  1954 Dan Dee Potato Chips Mantle (SGC 88) 
l  1954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle (SGC  96) 
l  1954 Red Man Richie Ashburn  (PSA 9) 
l  1955 Red Man Richie Ashburn  (PSA 9) 
l  1955 Topps Roberto Clemente (PSA  8) 
l  An outstanding variety of 49 different 1957
    Topps in PSA 9 
l  1959 Topps Duke Snider (PSA  10) 
l  1967 Topps Roger Maris Yankees Blank-Back
    Proof (SGC 84)

 Other sports:

l  1891 McLoughlin Football Game 
l  1935 National Chicle Knute Rockne (SGC 88) 
l  1951 Parkhurst Gordie Howe (SGC  84) 
l  1933 Sport Kings Joseph Lopchick  (PSA 8) 
l  Circa 1860 to 1870 CD Fredericks  & Co. CDV
    of boxer John Heenan (SGC Authentic) –
    regarded as the first  boxing card 
l  1893 N266 Red Cross Tobacco boxing near-set
    of 23/24 cards 
l  1910 T223 Dixie Queen John L. Sullivan
    (SGC 80) 
l  1910 T223 Dixie Queen near-set of 47/50
l  Several SGC graded 1951 Topps  Ringside
    two-card panels, including: Nos. 49/90 Bob
    Murphy/Barrone (NM-plus 86) 
l  1951 Topps Ringside boxing complete PSA
    and SGC-graded set 
l  1900 Cope Brothers & Co. golf  cards
    complete SGC-graded set
l  A spectacular selection of 34  different PSA-
    graded 8 or better, 1938 Horrors of War cards.
    Included  are several Pop 1 NM-MT 8 and
    MINT 9 examples, and the highest-graded
    copy of  card No. 286 Chamberlain Meets
    Hitler (NM-MT-plus 8.5). 
l  Several different low-population PSA-graded
    MINT 9, 1959 Fleer Three Stooges cards

 Full-color catalogs are available free of charge, either by calling Legacy at (231) 922-8037, or through their website at www.legacyrarities.com. Online registration can also be done at www.legacyrarities.com.
Many of the lots will be on display at the Legacy Sports Rarities booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio from July 28 to Aug. 2. Additionally, lots are available to be viewed in person at Legacy’s Traverse City, Mich., office. Viewing is by appointment only and anyone interested should call (231) 922-8037. 
Legacy’s owner, Greg Bussineau, comments: “I’m very pleased with the wide variety of outstanding pieces we’ve assembled for this sale. In particular, the 19th Century baseball card rarities, the PE2 Diamond Gum Pins, the T202 Triplefolders, the early boxing issues and the selection of 1938 Horrors of War really stand out. Additionally, the newly discovered 1927 New York Yankees Championship Team Signed Photo is simply amazing. I’ve never seen a finer Lou Gehrig signature.”
Legacy’s next auction is scheduled for late 2009 /early 2010. Consignments for the sale are currently being accepted. Anyone interested in consigning items to the auction should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.

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