Another strong lineup of first-rate sports memorabilia and cards offered by SCP Auctions generated more than $1.75 million for its 639 lots during the January Internet auction.
According to David Kohler, president and CEO of SCP Auctions, the sale attracted a wide range of collectors.
“Our collectors can’t be stopped,” Kohler said. “Their passion for high-quality sports cards and memorabilia will not be denied, even in tough economic times like these. I think it’s a wonderful testament to the dedication and passion of collectors who continue to pursue their passion. We’re very pleased with the results of the auction and the continued influx of new bidders in our sales.”
Highlighting the auction were several incredible, fresh new pieces of prewar memorabilia, including a team photo signed by all members of the legendary 1927 Yankees, graded PSA MINT 9, which yielded a high bid of $94,153. A Boston Red Sox jersey worn by Hall of Fame outfielder Harry Hooper from 1916-18 netted $58,461.
Additional memorabilia highlights included: a 1912 T212 Hassan Triple Folder “Ty Cobb Steals Third” Signed PSA/DNA MINT 9, which sold for $17,301; a 1936-39 Mel Ott game-used bat PSA/DNA GU 7, which brought $25,064; a 50 Greatest NBA Players autographed display, which sold for $29,000; a 1958-62 Hartland Statues complete set with 14 boxes and 15 tags, which brought $15,562; and a 1996 New York Yankees full-size World Series trophy, which realized $15,562.
Aside from the pricey memorabilia, some other big numbers were seen in the card categories, including 19th-century rarities like: an 1887 N370 Lone Jack St. Louis Browns Bob Caruthers GAI 1.5 FAIR, which realized $2,761; a 1888 E223 G & B Chewing Gum Mickey Welch SGC 10 POOR, which brought $4,446; and an 1888 N403 Yum Yum Tobacco Jimmy Ryan (Port) GAI 1.5 FAIR, which reached $4,446.
Tobacco cards were well represented throughout, with highlights including: a 1909-11 T206 Bill O’Hara (St. Louis) EX-MT PSA 6 (MC), bringing $6,063; a 1909-11 T206 Eddie Plank PSA Authentic, a 1909-11 T206 Ray Demitt (St. Louis) PSA NM 7 and a 1909-11 T206 Sherry Magie Error PSA GOOD+ 2.5, bringing in $18,831, $29,563 and $15,036, respectively.
Additional prewar card highlights included: a 1908-09 Joe Jackson postcard, which sold for $17,569; a 1914 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb PSA NM-MT 8, which brought $59,100; a 1916 M101-5 Sporting News #176 Jim Thorpe (Blank Back) PSA NM 7, which reached $23,385; and a 1933 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie PSA EX 5, which brought $28,297.
Postwar cards were highly desirable, including a 1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson PSA 6 EX-MT (1 of 1), which reached $7,605; a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA VG-EX+ 4.5, which realized $15,036; a 1958 Topps #485 Ted Williams All-Star PSA GEM MINT 10 (1 of 1), which brought $6,225; a 1967 Topps Disc Proof Mickey Mantle 1b PSA Authentic, which sold for $10,740; a 1952 Topps Baseball complete set of 407 plus all 80 Black Back variations (487 Cards Total), which brought $30,328; and a 1957 Topps Baseball High Grade complete set of 407 Plus Extras, which realized $25,064.
Other notable items
- A 1971 Topps Greatest Moments PSA Graded complete set of 55 – $5,511
- A framed 1954 Tour of Japan original photo and signed sheet of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe – $5,316
- Vintage 1950s Mickey Mantle / Casey Stengel dual signed baseball – $6,062
- 1927 World Champion New York Yankees and others signed ball w/ Ruth, Gehrig, Huggins, Shocker, Alexander and Frisch – $12,134
A complete listing of prices realized from the January Internet auction is available online at www.scpauctions.com. SCP Auctions is currently accepting consignments for its next Internet auction event. For more information on how to participate, call (800) 350-2273.