A complete set of Goudey baseball cards from 1934, an original 1920s hand-colored Judge Magazine page by the renowned illustrator Dr. Seuss, a championship ring owned by the late baseball commissioner Bart Giamatti and an original page from Walt Disney Comics and Stories, double signed by Carl Barks, will all be sold on Sept. 21.
These are just a few of the estimated 700 lots that will cross the block at Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook, N.Y. The auction will be dedicated to sports items, comics, comic art and animation. Action will kick off at 10 a.m. (EST). Internet bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken.
“I can’t think of a better way to kick off the fall auction season than with a sale packed
with fresh-to-the-market merchandise in the categories collectors flock to,” said Philip Weiss, owner of Philip Weiss Auctions. “Auctions like this are a real shot in the arm for us.”
The 1934 Goudey set is certain to spark a fierce bidding war, as it is complete and uniformly graded PSA 7. Also sold will be a complete original-owner Topps 1952 set with many high-grade, high-number cards, a complete 1956 Topps set, a near-complete 1951 Bowman baseball set and a near-complete 1933 Goudey baseball card set.
From the estate of the late commissioner of baseball Bart Giamatti will come a 1987 St. Louis Cardinals National League Championship ring, his wife’s 1989 All-Star ring with sapphire and diamond center, a monogrammed and inscribed Waltham pocket watch and a copy of the confidential Pete Rose report that led to Rose’s ban from baseball, inscribed to Mrs. Giamatti.
Other sports items will include a rare 1930 signed Bobby Jones Currier & Ives print, an exceedingly scarce American Caramel “Shoeless” Joe Jackson baseball card, a 1942 “Pride of the Yankees” signed baseball (including Babe Ruth, Bill Dickey and others), a single-signed Ruth ball and an original-owner T-206 collection (215 cards, including many Hall of Famers).
The sale will also feature a 500 Home Run Club multi-signed artist’s proof lithograph (with JSA letter), a 1947 scorecard signed by Jackie Robinson, a 1969-70 Topps basketball complete set (graded), signed photos, signed balls, signed bats, signed Hall of Fame cards, hundreds of graded sports cards from the 1950s-1990s and more.
Non-sports cards and card sets will include a 1938 R1 Goudey Action Gum complete set, a 1955 Topps Rails & Sails complete set, complete sets of 1956 Topps Davy Crockett (orange and green back), a 1957 Topps Robin Hood complete set, a 1958 Zorro complete set, a 1958 Topps TV Westerns complete set and more. New consignments were being added at press time.
Previews will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 10-5; Thursday, Sept. 19, from 10-8; Friday, Sept. 20, from 10-8; and Saturday, Sept. 21, the date of sale, from 8:30 a.m. until the first gavel falls at 10 a.m. The in-house buyer’s premium of 15 percent and the online premium of 20 percent can be reduced by 2 percent if invoices are paid in full within 10 business days of sale.
For more information about Philip Weiss Auctions and the upcoming slate of auctions, please log on to www.weissauctions.com. or call 516-594-0731.