Bussineau Auction Loaded With High-Grade Singles and Sets

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its Fall 2012 Vintage Trading Cards Auction. The sale will feature 839 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, legendary Hall of Famer cards and complete sets.
Bidding will begin on Nov. 15 and will end on Dec. 6. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on Nov. 9. An online preview, at www.gregbussineau.com, will begin on Nov. 8.
The following are highlights from the auction, by category, with addtional details included.

Prewar baseball

  • 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter: Cap Anson PSA 8 and Mike “King” Kelly PSA 8
  • 1906 Fan Craze American League complete PSA-graded set, weighted GPA 6.18
  • 1908-09 Rose Company Postcards: 15 different examples, including Honus Wagner and Jack Chesbro
  • 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel: Six different examples, including Ty Cobb PSA 5 and Christy Mathewson PSA 5
  • 1909-11 T206 Sherry “Magie” Error, SGC EX 60
  • 1909-11 T206: 23 different examples, including Mordecai Brown (Chicago Shirt, Piedmont 350 – Factory No. 25) PSA 8; Kid Elberfeld (Washington – Portrait, Sweet Caporal 350 – Factory No. 25) PSA 6; Rube Marquard (Hands at Thighs, Sweet Caporal 350 – Factory No. 30) PSA 8; Tris Speaker (Piedmont 350 – Factory No. 25) PSA 8; and Zach Wheat (Sweet Caporal 350-460 – Factory No.30) PSA 8.
  • 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Honus Wagner PSA 8.5
  • 1910 E93 Standard Caramel: 22 different examples, including Chief Bender PSA 7, Addie Joss PSA 7, Christy Mathewson SGC 60, Eddie Plank PSA 6.5 and Cy Young PSA 5
  • 1911 E100 Bishop & Co. PCL – Type 1: 15 different examples, including Buck Weaver SGC 60.
  • 1911 M110 Sporting Life Cabinet Ty Cobb PSA 2.5
  • 1911 M116 Sporting Life Christy Mathewson PSA 8
  • 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets: Nine different examples, including Ty Cobb PSA 4
  • 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinet Walter Johnson SGC 50
  • 1912 T202 Triple Folders: 66 different examples, all PSA graded. Many Hall of Famers and low-pop issues are featured.
  • 1913 M101-3 Sporting News Postcard Ty Cobb SGC 70
  • 1914 WG4 Polo Grounds Game Cards: Four different examples, including Ty Cobb PSA 10 and Christy Mathewson PSA 10.
  • 1915 E106 American Caramel Honus Wagner (Batting) PSA 5
  • 1919-20 Cincinnati Reds “Champions of Nat’l League” Postcards complete SGC-graded set
  • 1919 W514 Joe Jackson PSA 8
  • 1923 Walter Mails Card Game complete SGC-graded set – weighted GPA 7.95
  • 1928 Yuengling’s Ice Cream Lou Gehrig PSA 8
  • 1932 US Caramel: 32 different examples, including #1 Eddie Collins PSA 7, #6 Bill Dickey PSA 7, #11 Rogers Hornsby PSA 5, #14 Ty Cobb PSA 5, #23 Jimmy Foxx SGC 86, #26 Lou Gehrig PSA 5, #31 Lefty Gomez PSA 7 and #32 Babe Ruth PSA 5
  • 1933 Delong #7 Lou Gehrig PSA 5
  • 1933 Goudey: 15 different examples, including #53 Babe Ruth PSA 6 and #181 Babe Ruth PSA 8.
  • 1934 Goudey: #6 Dizzy Dean PSA 8 and #23 Charley Gehringer PSA 8.5
  • 1934-36 Diamond Stars: #50 Mel Ott PSA 9 and #63 Stonewall Jackson PSA 9
  • 1938 Goudey: #273 Jimmy Foxx PSA 8 and #274 Joe DiMaggio PSA 7.5.
  • 1938 Goudey complete PSA-graded set – weighted GPA 6.17
  • 1939-46 Salutation Exhibits complete set, partially PSA-graded – weighted GPA 6.20
  • 1939 Play Ball: #26 Joe DiMaggio SGC 96 and #92 Ted Williams PSA 8
  • 1941 Play Ball: Complete set of 72 cards, all PSA-graded 8 or higher, offered as individual examples
  • 1941 Play Ball #54 Pee Wee Reese PSA 8.5
  • 1941 Double Play complete set, partially PSA-graded.

Postwar baseball

  • 1948 Leaf #1 Joe DiMaggio SGC 86
  • 1948 Bowman #36 Stan Musial PSA 9
  • 1949 Bowman: #224 Satchell Paige PSA 8 and #226 Duke Snider SGC 92.
  • 1950 Bowman complete set of 21 uncut sheets of 12 cards – from the George Moll Archives
  • 1950 Drake’s Cookies complete PSA-graded set – weighted GPA 5.37
  • 1951 Topps Connie Mack’s All-Stars complete PSA-graded set – weighted GPA 4.52
  • 1951 Topps Current All-Stars: Eight different examples, including Yogi Berra SGC 60 and #8 Bob Lemon SGC 86.
  • 1952 Topps: 87 different examples, including #331 Tom Morgan PSA 8.5, #341 Hal Jeffcoat PSA 8, #372 Gil McDougald PSA 8.5, #392 Hoyt Wilhelm PSA 8, #400 Bill Dickey PSA 8 and #405 Eddie Pellagrini PSA 8.5
  • 1954 Dan Dee Potato Chips Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5
  • 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron PSA 8
  • 1954 Topps near set (220 of 250), PSA-graded – weighted GPA 7.99
  • 1954 Wilson Franks near set (14 of 20), PSA-graded – weighted GPA 5.18
  • 1957 Topps: 69 different examples, including #18 Don Drysdale PSA 9, #20 Hank Aaron PSA 9, #35 Frank Robinson PSA 9 and #95 Mickey Mantle PSA 9.
  • 1958 Hires Root Beer w/tab Willie Mays PSA 8
  • 1958 Hires Root Beer w/tabs complete set, partially PSA-graded
  • 1958 Topps: 44 different examples, including #30 Hank Aaron (yellow name) PSA 8, #47 Roger Maris PSA 9 and #52 Roberto Clemente (white team) PSA 9
  • 1959 Topps #10 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1960 Topps #148 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 9
  • 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1963 Fleer complete PSA-graded set – weighted GPA 8.31
  • 1964 Topps Rookie All-Star Banquet Card #12 w/Pete Rose PSA 8
  • 1965 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1966 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1969 Topps #500 Mickey Mantle (yellow name) PSA 9.

Other sports

  • 1935 National Chicle Football #22 Shipwreck Kelley PSA 9
  • 1969 Topps Football complete PSA-graded set – weighted GPA 8.74
  • 1948 Bowman Basketball #66 Jim Pollard PSA 9
  • 1948 Bowman Basketball #69 George Mikan PSA 5.5
  • 1986 Fleer Basketball #57 Michael Jordan PSA 10
  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #19 Eddie Shore PSA 8
  • 1932 U.S. Caramel #3 Bobby Jones PSA 5.

Full-color catalogs are available free of charge. Go to www.gregbussineau.com and click on “Request a Catalog.” Online registration can also be done on the website. Lots are available to be viewed in person at GBSR’s Traverse City, Michigan office. Viewing is by appointment only, and anyone interested should call (231) 922-8037.

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