Greg Bussineau spring auction includes finest examples of Walter Johnson, Hack Wilson and others

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its Spring 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction. The sale will feature 562 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, cards of legendary Hall of Famers and PSA-graded registry sets. Bidding will begin on Mar. 15 and end on April 5. An online preview, at www.gregbussineau.com, will begin on Mar. 8.

Highlights – prewar baseball

  • 1906 Fan Craze National League: An impressive selection of high-grade cards, including Honus Wagner SGC 88, Frank Chance SGC 96, Roger Bresnahan SGC 96, Fred Clarke SGC 96, Hugh Duffy SGC 96, Joe McGinnity SGC 96 and Jake Beckley SGC 96.
  • T206 Ty Cobb (Red Portrait) SGC 84
  • T206 Rube Waddell (Throwing) PSA 9
  • 1910 E98 Christy Mathewson PSA 5
  • 1911 M116 Sporting Life Ty Cobb (Pastel) SGC 84
  • 1912 T202 Triple Folders: An outstanding selection of high-grade cards, including Cobb/Desperate Slide for Third/O’Leary PSA 7; Devlin (Giants)/Devlin Gets His Man/Mathewson PSA 7; Austin/Ty Cobb Steals Third/Stovall PSA 7; and many other Hall of Famers.
  • 1915 Cracker Jack No. 65 Tris Speaker SGC 88
  • 1916 Herpolsheimer Co. No. 91 Walter Johnson PSA 7 (finest graded example)
  • 1933 DeLong No. 14 Lefty Grove SGC 92 and No. 22 Chuck Klein SGC 88
  • 1934 Batter-Up No. 73 Hack Wilson PSA 8.5 (finest graded example)
  • 1935 Diamond Stars No. 54 Hank “Greenburg” error PSA 8.5 (finest graded example)
  • 1936 Goudey complete PSA-graded set – fifth current finest.

Postwar baseball

  • 1948 Leaf No. 3 Babe Ruth SGC 84
  • 1948 Bowman complete PSA-graded set – 12th current finest
  • 1952 Bowman No. 101 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1952 Topps No. 11 Phil Rizzuto (Red Back) PSA 8
  • 1952 Topps No. 37 Duke Snider (Red Back) SGC 96 – finest graded example
  • 1952 Topps No. 88 Bob Feller PSA 9
  • 1952 Topps No. 307 Frank Campos (Black Star on Back) SGC 84
  • 1952 Topps No. 311 Mickey Mantle PSA 7
  • 1953 Topps No. 82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8
  • 1953 Red Man complete PSA-graded set – second current finest
  • 1954 Bowman No. 65 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1954 Dan-Dee Bob Feller PSA 9
  • 1954 Topps No. 1 Ted Williams SGC 96 – finest graded example
  • 1954 Topps No. 90 Willie Mays SGC 96 – finest graded example
  • 1954 Wilson Franks Gil Hodges PSA 8
  • 1956 Topps No. 5 Ted Williams (Gray Back) PSA 8.5
  • 1960 Topps complete PSA-graded set – seventh current finest
  • 1964 Topps Stand-Up Sandy Koufax PSA 9
  • 1964 Topps Stand-Up Mickey Mantle SGC 96 – finest graded example
  • 1969 Transogram Hank Aaron PSA 9 – finest graded example.

Football

  • 1935 National Chicle No. 2 Bo Molenda PSA 8, No. 9 Knute Rockne SGC 92 and No. 11 Turk Edwards PSA 8
  • 1954 Bowman complete PSA-graded set – 10th finest
  • 1955 Topps All-American No. 68 The Four Horsemen PSA 9
  • 1959 Topps near set (153/176) – all graded PSA 9
  • 1959 Topps: More than 20 different PSA 10s, including No. 23 Bart Starr (finest graded example) and No. 40 Bobby Layne (finest graded example).
  • 1970 Kellogg’s complete PSA-graded set – No. 1 on the Registry
  • 1976 Topps No. 148 Walter Payton PSA 10.

Other sports

  • 1976 Topps Basketball complete PSA-graded set – seventh current finest
  • 1985 O-Pee-Chee No. 9 Mario Lemieux PSA 10
  • 1987 O-Pee-Chee complete PSA-graded set – fourth current finest
  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings No. 8 Walter Hagen PSA 8.5.

Full color catalogs are available by calling (231) 922-8037 or through www.gregbussineau.com.

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