Legacy Sports Rarities Set For Vintage Card and Memorabilia Auction

Legacy Sports Rarities on display at The National

Legacy Sports Rarities of Traverse City, Michigan, has just put the finishing touches on their “Summer 2009 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia” catalog/Internet auction. The sale will feature 414 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, and legendary Hall-of-Famer issues. Bidding will begin on August 1 and will end on August 22. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on July 27. An online preview, at www.legacyrarities.com, will begin on July 25.
 
Highlights of the auction include:
 
Featured Items:
19th Century Rarities  such as 1887 Large Gypsy Queen John Ward (SGC 50), 1888 Yum Yum Tobacco Tim  Keefe (SGC 80), N300 Mayo Cap Anson (SGC 84), and N300 Mayo Buck Ewing –  Cleveland (SGC 84) 
1888 New York Giants Imperial Team  Photo by Joseph Hall 
1908 E102 Christy Mathewson (SGC  84) 
1909 T206 Ty Cobb Portrait – Green  Background (SGC 86) 
1910 E93 Standard Caramel Christy  Mathewson (SGC 84) 
1911 T201 Cobb/Crawford (SGC  92) 
1921 Koester Bread Babe Ruth (SGC  80) 
1931 W517 Complete Set of Three  Card Panels 
1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie (PSA  6) 
Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball  (PSA/DNA) 
1939 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio (SGC  96) 
Newly discovered 1927 New York  Yankees Championship Team Signed Photo (PSA/DNA and JSA)
 
Pre-War Baseball:
1886 McLoughlin Baseball  Game 
High grade 1887 Chicago Baseball  Currency 
AJ Reach Signed Letter to Harry  Wright 
Outstanding selection of  high-grade T206 Hall-of-Famers, including: Chief Bender Portrait (PSA 8),  Walter Johnson Portrait (PSA 7), and Christy Mathewson Portrait (SGC  84) 
Finest PSA graded 1910 D322 Tip  Top (Owen Wilson – NM 7) 
Rare E90-3 American Caramel Solly  “Hofnlan” error 
An amazing selection of finest  known 1911 PE2 Diamond Gum Pins, including: Napoleon Lajoie (PSA 7), Honus  Wagner (PSA 7), and Christy Mathewson (PSA 8) 
Several highest graded T205 Gold  Borders, including: Mordecai Brown (SGC 88), and Eddie Collins – Mouth Closed  (SGC 88) 
A spectacular selection of 45  different high-quality, PSA graded, 1912 T202 Triplefolders, including: the  rarest card in the set – Mathewson/Too Late For Devlin/Devlin (Rustlers) in  EX-MT 6, and the most popular card in the set – Jennings/Ty Cobb Steals  Third/Ty Cobb in NM 7 
1939 Play Ball Ted Williams (SGC  92) 
1940 Play Ball Joe Jackson (SGC  92)
 
Post-War Baseball:
1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson (SGC  88) 
1949 Bowman Roy Campanella (SGC  96) 
1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle (SGC  92) 
1953 Bowman Mickey Mantle (PSA  8.5) 
1953 Bowman Stan Musial (SGC  96) 
1953 Topps Satchel Paige (SGC  92) 
1954 Dan Dee Potato Chips Mickey  Mantle (SGC 88) 
1954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle (SGC  96) 
1954 Red Man #1 Richie Ashburn  (PSA 9) 
1955 Red Man #1 Richie Ashburn  (PSA 9) 
1955 Topps Roberto Clemente (PSA  8) 
An outstanding variety of 49  different 1957 Topps in PSA 9 
1959 Topps Duke Snider (PSA  10) 
1967 Topps Roger Maris Yankees  Blank Back Proof (SGC 84)
 
Other Sports:
1891 McLoughlin Football  Game 
1935 National Chicle Knute Rockne  (SGC 88) 
1951 Parkhurst Gordie Howe (SGC  84) 
1933 Sport Kings Joseph Lopchick  (PSA 8) 
circa 1860 to 1870 CD Fredericks  & Co. CDV of boxer John Heenan (SGC Authentic) – regarded as the first  boxing card 
1893 N266 Red Cross Tobacco boxing  near set of 23/24 cards 
1910 T223 Dixie Queen John L  Sullivan (SGC 80) 
1910 T223 Dixie Queen boxing near  set of 47/50 cards 
Several SGC graded 1951 Topps  Ringside two-card panels, including: #49/90 Bob Murphy/Barrone (NM+  86) 
1951 Topps Ringside boxing  complete PSA and SGC graded set 
1900 Cope Brothers & Co. golf  cards complete SGC graded set
 
Non-Sports:
A spectacular selection of 34  different, PSA graded NM-MT 8 or better, 1938 Horrors of War cards. Included  are several Pop 1 NM-MT 8 and MINT 9 examples, and the highest graded copy of  card #286 Chamberlain Meets Hitler (NM-MT+ 8.5). 
Several different low population,  PSA graded MINT 9, 1959 Fleer Three Stooges cards.
 
Full color catalogs are available free of charge, either by calling Legacy at (231) 922-8037, or through their website at www.legacyrarities.com. Online registration can also be done at www.legacyrarities.com.
 
Many of the lots will be on display at the Legacy Sports Rarities booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio from July 28 to August 2. Additionally, lots are available to be viewed in person at Legacy’s Traverse City, Michigan office. Viewing is by appointment only and anyone interested should call (231) 922-8037.
 
Legacy’s owner, Greg Bussineau, comments: “I’m very pleased with the wide variety of outstanding pieces we’ve assembled for this sale. In particular, the 19th Century baseball card rarities, the PE2 Diamond Gum Pins, the T202 Triplefolders, the early boxing issues and the selection of 1938 Horrors of War really stand out. Additionally, the newly discovered 1927 New York Yankees Championship Team Signed Photo is simply amazing. I’ve never seen a finer Lou Gehrig signature.”
 
Legacy’s next auction is scheduled for late 2009 / early 2010. Consignments for the sale are currently being accepted. Anyone interested in consigning items to the auction should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.

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