Ever Seen a 1952 Topps Super Set? It’s 579 Cards Deep, With Two Mantles

Huggins and Scott’s fourth Masterpiece Auction of 2013 begins on July 29 with the bidding closing on Aug, 8. A number of the premium pieces will be on display at the Huggins and Scott booth at the National Convention – numbers 716-718.

Screen shot 2013-07-23 at 10.16.20 PMThis auction is headlined by the first ever offered 1952 Topps “Super Set” of (579) PSA graded cards with (29) uncataloged variations including (2) Mickey Mantle rookies (PSA 7 and PSA 6 (mc)).

Vintage card collectors will enjoy an abundance of pre and postwar rarities including professionally graded and raw examples of cards from a variety of designations, including a scarce 1910 Top Top Bread Barney Dreyfuss SGC 50; a 1915 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson (PSA 1); the highest graded 1921 Tip Top Lefty Grove pre-rookie card (SGC 30); complete sets of N43 Baseball Players, E95 Philadelphia Caramel (with SGC
60 Honus Wagner), W517s and more; a beautiful PM1 Ornate Frame Christy Mathewson; a wide variety of Goudey Ruths and Gehrigs and much more.

The postwar collection is substantial as well with an unusually large number of complete and near sets from 1948-1973; a tremendous Willie Mays oddball assortment with a Stahl-Meyer, a Briggs, a 1958 Hires Test, 1968 Plaks Checklist, a File Copy of a rare 1954 Willie Mays Comic Book and the highest graded examples of a 1958 Pac-Bell and 1961 7-11; and more. As always, Huggins and Scott will also present a plethora of wonderful “shoebox” collections (always a crowd favorite).

As with all of Huggins and Scott Auctions, we have a large number of autographed lots including baseballs, bats, lithographs, photographs and others consigned by collectors
from all across the country. Highlights include: an incomparable 1935 American League team-signed scroll with (178) signatures including Gehrig; a stunning single-signed
Roger Maris bat; a spectacular 1973 Joe Torre All-Star game bat signed by the NL All-Stars; a gorgeous 1949 AL All-Star team-signed baseball; a remarkable Joseph Kelley handwritten and signed letter; ephemera signed by George and Harry Wright, Martin Dihigo Sr, AG Spalding, John McGraw (PSA 10), Kid Nichols, Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Mel Ott, Moe Berg, Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Roberto Clemente; a wonderful collection from Max Carey’s family of several personal effects and much, much more!

Staying in the memorabilia category, we are pleased to offer an amazing 1914 St. Mary’s Industrial school program with a photo of Babe Ruth from his final year there; a stunning 1894 Baltimore Orioles Championship team photo scarf; a 1906 Eastern League Sterling Silver Trophy presented to Bill Byers of the Orioles; a pair of 1921 IL
Champs Orioles Diamond Pin and Pendant; an extremely scarce 1933 Honus Wagner Day Committee Pin and much more.

The game-used section in this auction includes a selection of various years, styles and teams of game-used warm-up jackets including a terrific 1950s New York Giants full-length bullpen jacket and a 1961-65 Willie Mays warm-up jacket; Cal Ripken Jr.’s 1999 “Turn Ahead the Clock” game-used jersey, pants and shoes with video photo matching; Roberto Clemente’s 1959 game-used batting helmet; 1972 game-used Orioles hats from Brooks Robinson and Earl Weaver; a 1984 Ripken game-used road jersey; game-used bats from Brooks, Ripken, Murray and much more.

If you don’t collect baseball items, there is a terrific selection of some high-end pieces from the other sports including a tremendous collection from George Sauer Sr. and
Jr., including a 1965-67 Jets game-used jersey; a 1936 Green Bay Packers Trophy Ball and team-signed photograph; a scarce Charley Bidwell autograph and the No. 9 PSA registered 1935 Chicle Football set. From the hardwood Huggins and Scott will offer the “holy grail” of modern basketball cards: 2003-04 Exquisite LeBron James rookie auto/patch card BGS 9.5; a tremendous selection of game-used jerseys/warm-ups with Vince Carter, Lamar Odom, Elton Brand, Doug Collins and more; a rare 1955 Overbrook HS Senior Yearbook period-signed by Wilt Chamberlain and a 1982 UNC Tarheels team-signed ball with Michael Jordan.

To browse the auction for the rest of the quality pieces being auctioned, or to download the catalog, visit www.hugginsandscott.com.

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