Pasteboard Pearls on Display (And Up for Bids, Too)

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its “Spring 2013 Vintage Trading Cards Auction.”

The sale will feature 1,023 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, legendary Hall of Famer cards and complete sets. Bidding will begin March 14 and will end April 4. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed March 8. An online preview, at www.gregbussineau.com, opens March 7.

09111069_fPrewar baseball highlights

  • 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes James Burns SGC 88
  • 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter’s complete set of 10 baseball players – PSA and SGC Graded
  • 1895 N300 Mayo’s Cut Plug Ed Delehanty SGC 50
  • 1910 E90-2 American Caramel Pirates complete PSA-graded set – third current finest
  • 1909 E92 Dockman & Sons Honus Wagner (Throwing) PSA 6
  • 1909-10 E97 C.A. Briggs Co. Lozenge Jimmy Dygert SGC 60
  • 1910-11 M116 Sporting Life Fred Clarke (Pastel) SGC 92
  • 1910-11 M116 Sporting Life Miller Huggins (Pastel) PSA 8
  • 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Bresnahan/Huggins SGC 96
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Christy Mathewson (Sovereign Reverse) PSA 6
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border John McGraw (Sweet Caporal Reverse) SGC 84
  • 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson (Portrait) PSA 8
  • 1911 D359 Williams Baking Paddy Livingstone (Livingston) PSA 6
  • 1914 WG4 Polo Grounds Game Ty Cobb PSA 9
  • 1915 Cracker Jack No. 77 Hugh Jennings SGC 88
  • 1932 U.S. Caramel No. 10 Walter Maranville SGC 86
  • 1932 U.S. Caramel No. 20 Charlie Ruffing SGC 86
  • 1932 U.S. Caramel No. 21 Chuck Klein SGC 84
  • 1932 U.S. Caramel No. 27 Lefty Grove SGC 84
  • 1933 Blue Bird Babe Ruth (Batting Following Thru Front) PSA 6
  • 1933 Goudey No. 20 Bill Terry PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey No. 53 Babe Ruth PSA 5
  • 1933 Goudey No. 127 Mel Ott PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey No. 144 Babe Ruth PSA 6
  • 1933 Goudey No. 149 Babe Ruth PSA 6
  • 1933 Goudey No. 207 Mel Ott PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey No. 230 Carl Hubbell PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey No. 234 Carl Hubbell PSA 8
  • 1934-36 Batter-Up No. 144 Jimmy Foxx SGC 88
  • 1938 Goudey No. 273 Jimmy Foxx PSA 8.

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  • 1948 Leaf No. 76 Ted Williams PSA 8
  • 1952 Bowman No. 218 Willie Mays PSA 8
  • 1952 Bowman No. 252 Frank Crosetti PSA 8.5
  • 1952 Topps No. 396 Dick Williams PSA 8
  • 1953 Bowman Color No. 32 Stan Musial PSA 9
  • 1953 Glendale Meats Pat Mullin PSA 8
  • 1953 Topps No. 220 Satchel Paige SGC 88
  • 1955 Bowman No. 23 Al Kaline SGC 96
  • 1955 Topps No. 1 Dusty Rhodes SGC 96
  • 1955 Topps No. 123 Sandy Koufax PSA 8
  • 1955 Topps No. 194 Willie Mays PSA 8
  • 1956 Topps No. 1 William Harridge (Gray Back) PSA 8.5
  • 1956 Topps No. 130 Willie Mays (Gray Back) PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps No. 1 Ted Williams PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps No. 25 Whitey Ford PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps No. 312 Tony Kubek PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps No. 328 Brooks Robinson PSA 8
  • 1958 Hires Root Beer w/Tabs No. 25 Willie Mays SGC 88
  • 1958 Hires Root Beer w/Tab No. 61 Duke Snider SGC 96
  • 1958 Topps No. 47 Roger Maris PSA 9
  • 1958 Topps No. 52 Bob Clemente (Yellow Team Letters) PSA 8
  • 1959 Topps No. 34 Al Kaline / Charley Maxwell PSA 10
  • 1960 Bazooka Baseball complete set
  • 1960 Morrell Meats Dodgers complete set – PSA graded
  • 1962 Topps No. 1 Roger Maris PSA 8
  • 1964 Topps Giants No. 28 Bob Friend PSA 10
  • 1964 Topps Giants No. 29 Frank Robinson PSA 10
  • 1969 Topps No. 601 Tug McGraw PSA 10
  • 1971 Topps Greatest Moments No. 41 Willie Mays SGC 96.

Other sports

  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings No. 4 Red Grange PSA 8
  • 1953 Bowman Football complete SGC-graded set – current finest
  • 1958 Topps Football No. 62 Jim Brown PSA 8
  • 1963 Fleer Football complete PSA-graded set – third current finest
  • 1984 Topps No. 63 John Elway PSA 10
  • 1957 Topps Basketball No. 17 Bob Cousy PSA 8
  • 1957 Topps Basketball No. 80 Dick Schnittker PSA 8
  • 1954 Topps Hockey No. 8 Gordie Howe PSA 8
  • 1960 Topps Hockey No. 14 Stan Mikita PSA 8
  • 1910 T223 Dixie Queen John L. Sullivan SGC 80
  • 1936 LaSalle Hats Boxing complete set with original mailing envelope – SGC graded
  • 1948 Leaf Boxing No. 48 Joe Louis PSA 8.

14783081_fNon-sports

  • 1938 Horrors of War complete PSA-graded set – Current and all-time finest. Being sold as individual lots, includes: No. 1 Marco Polo Bridge PSA 9, No. 277 Hitler’s Border Tour PSA 9, No. 283 Hitler Threatens Force PSA 8 and No. 286 Hitler Meets Chamberlain PSA 8.5. Also featured are three PSA 10 cards (out of a total of five graded), 62 PSA 9 cards and dozens of finest graded examples.
  • 1938 Horrors of War lot of 16 Progressive Proof Cards  PSA Authenticated
  • 1938 Horrors of War lot of six unique original artworks – PSA Authenticated
  • 1938 Horrors of War uncut partial sheet of 28 cards
  • 1940 Superman No. 1 PSA 7
  • 1959 Fleer Three Stooges complete PSA-graded set – Being sold as individual lots, includes: No.  1 Curly PSA 8, No. 2 Moe PSA 8, No. 3 Larry PSA 8 and 62 PSA 9 examples.

Full-color catalogs are available free of charge at www.gregbussineau.com. Lots are available to be viewed in person at GBSR’s Traverse City, Mich., office. Call (231) 922-8037. GBSR’s next auction will run from July 4-25.

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