Greg Bussineau Wraps Up 2012 With a $1.1 Million Sale

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has announced the successful completion of its Fall 2012 catalog/Internet auction event. Based on preliminary sales results, the auction generated total prices realized of $1,154,520. There were 4,760 registered bidders, 489 active bidders and 261 different winning bidders. A total of 839 lots were featured, of which 834 (99.4 percent) sold. There were 5,731 bids placed, for an average of 6.9 bids per lot.

The following 10 lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  • 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Honus Wagner PSA 8.5, $43,800
  • 1954 Topps Baseball PSA-graded near set (220/250), $39,840
  • 1909-11 T206 Sherry Magie (Error, Piedmont 150 – Factory No. 25 Reverse) SGC EX 60, $30,600
  • 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinets No. 561 Walter Johnson SGC 50, $21,840
  • 1933 Goudey No. 181 Babe Ruth PSA 8, $19,440
  • 1938 Goudey complete PSA-graded set, $17,640
  • 1955 Topps Baseball partial PSA-graded near set (204/206), $16,320
  • 1948 Bowman No. 36 Stan Musial PSA 9, $15,120
  • 1952 Topps Baseball complete partial PSA-raded set, $15,120
  • 1950 Bowman Baseball complete set of uncut sheets, $13,320.

The following 10 lots received the most bids:

  • 1908-09 Rose Co. Postcard Honus Wagner PSA Authentic, 50 bids
  • 1950 Bowman Baseball complete set of uncut sheets, 42 bids
  • 1955 Topps Baseball partial PSA-graded near set (204/206), 41 bids
  • 1948 Bowman Basketball No. 69 George Mikan PSA 5.5, 40 bids
  • 1948 Leaf Football complete partial PSA-graded set, 38 bids
  • 1948 Bowman Basketball No. 66 Jim Pollard PSA 9, 36 bids
  • 1948 Bowman Basketball partial PSA-graded near set (70/72), 33 bids
  • 1958 Topps Baseball partial PSA-graded near set (487/494), 33 bids
  • 1956 Topps Baseball partial PSA-graded near set (336/340), 32 bids
  • 1948 Leaf Baseball complete partial PSA-graded set, 30 bids.

Prewar baseball highlights
1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Adrian C. Anson PSA 8 ($11,160); 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Mike Kelly PSA 8 ($7,080); 1908-09 Rose Co. Postcard Honus Wagner PSA Authentic ($8,910); 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (Green Portrait, Sweet Caporal 150 – Factory No. 30 Reverse) PSA 4 ($3,420); 1909-11 T206 Kid Elberfeld (Washington – Portrait, Sweet Caporal 350 – Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 6 ($3,180); 1909-11 T206 Rube Waddell (Throwing, Sovereign 350 Dark Green Reverse) PSA 6 ($1,950); 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Eddie Plank PSA 6.5 ($4,110); 1912 T202 Evers Makes a Safe Slide – Archer/Overall PSA 6 ($2,550); 1912 T202 Too Late for Devlin – Devlin (Rustlers)/Mathewson PSA 6 ($2,790); 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinets No. 561 Walter Johnson SGC 50 ($21,840); 1913 M101-3 Sporting News Ty Cobb SGC 70 ($6,600); 1933 Goudey No. 53 Babe Ruth PSA 6 ($9,240); 1933 Goudey No. 181 Babe Ruth PSA 8 ($19,440); 1938 Goudey No. 274 Joe Dimaggio PSA 7.5 ($7,320); and 1941 Play Ball No. 54 Pee Wee Reese PSA 8.5 ($4,560).

Postwar baseball highlights
1948 Bowman No. 36 Stan Musial PSA 9 ($15,120); 1949 Bowman No. 224 Satchell Paige PSA 8 ($4,080); 1950 Bowman complete set of uncut sheets  ($13,320); 1955 Topps No. 34 Wayne Terwilliger PSA 9 ($2,430); 1956 Topps No. 164 Harmon Killebrew (gray back) PSA 9 ($5,460); 1957 Topps No. 95 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 ($10,680); 1958 Topps No. 47 Roger Maris PSA 9 ($8,040); 1958 Topps No. 397 Tigers Team (Numerical List) PSA 8 ($6,750); 1958 Topps No. 428 Redlegs Team (Numerical List) PSA 9 ($6,510); 1960 Topps No. 148 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 9 ($5,880); 1960 Topps No. 350 Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 ($3,270);  1961 Topps No. 300 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 ($3,720); and 1964 Topps No. 237 Cubs Team PSA 10 ($2,670).

Other highlights
1935 National Chicle No. 22 Shipwreck Kelley PSA 9 ($4,380); 1948 Bowman Basketball No. 66 Jim Pollard PSA 9 ($8,520); 1948 Bowman Basketball No. 69 George Mikan PSA 5.5 ($5,460); and 1986 Fleer Basketball No. 57 Michael Jordan PSA 10 ($8,280).

Greg Bussineau’s next auction is scheduled for Mar. 14-April 4. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037, or e-mail gb@gregbussineau.com. For more information, visit www.gregbussineau.com.

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