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1782.jpgMemory Lane delivers exactly what bidders have come to expect in its next auction:  high-grade, low population report singles. The auction ends Aug. 10, with rare singles in abundance, highlighted by two big-time Plow’s Candy singles, but this auction is clearly led by a perfect Mickey Mantle bat.

The 1963 model Mantle bat, a H&B model K90, was graded MEARS A10 and PSA GU10. The bat is pounded with use, but maintains strong eye appeal and starts out with a minimum bid of $10,000.

As for high-grade cards, topping the list there are two 1912 Plow’s Candy singles, including Honus Wagner graded PSA 7 and a Ty Cobb graded PSA 6. The Wagner card carries a minimum bid of $10,000, while the Cobb starts out at $7,500.

There’s a strong presence of 1932 U.S. Caramels, led by a Babe Ruth PSA 8 (miniumum bid $5,000) and a Lou Gehrig PSA 8 ($5,000). Other PSA 8s in this auction include: Rogers Hornsby, Cobb, Eddie Collins, Paul Waner, Bill Terry, Bill Dickey, Joe Cronin, Chick Hafey, Gene Sarazen, Rabbit Maranville, Al Simmons, Jimmy Foxx, Lefty O’Doul, George Earnshaw and boxers Jack Sharkey and Gene Tunney.

There’s also a collection (33) of 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinet cards, led by Mickey Doolin (Doolan) PSA 5 ($500); Boss Schmidt PSA 5 ($500); Roger Bresnahan PSA 4 ($500); Rube Manning PSA 4 ($500); Bob Groom PSA 4 ($500; Joe Tinker PSA 4 ($500); and Vic Willis PSA 5 ($700).
Memory Lane also has a 1952 Topps Mantle PSA 7 that carries a minimum bid of $10,000, along with a 1940 Play Ball Ted Williams GAI 9 ($5,000); 1941 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio PSA 8 ($3,500); 1949 Bowman Stan Musial PSA 9 ($2,000); 1950 Bowman Jackie Robinson PSA 9 ($2,500); 1951 Bowman Whitey Ford GAI 9 ($5,000); 1951 Bowman Yogi Berra PSA 9 ($5,000); 1951 Bowman Willie Mays PSA 8 ($3,000); 1954 Bowman Mays GAI 9 ($2,500); 1954 Bowman Williams GAI 8 ($3,000); 1954 Topps Mays PSA 9 ($2,000); 1957 Topps Mantle PSA 9 ($3,500); 1911 M116 Sporting Life Christy Mathewson (pastel background) PSA 8 ($2,000); 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Adrian C. Anson PSA 8 ($5,000); 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Anson PSA 6 ($2,500).

1234.jpgAutographs also have a strong presence in this auction, led by cancelled checks from Mathewson PSA 9 ($5,000) and a Roberto Clemente PSA 9 ($1,500). There’s also a signed Ruth photo circa 1930s ($2,500), a Ruth single-signed baseball ($1,500), a Ruth and Gehrig signed baseball ($1,500), as well as some rare photos, including two of Walter Johnson, two of Ruth and one of the 1917 White Sox with Joe Jackson in the background.

Other impressive graded singles include: 1948 Bowman Warren Spahn PSA 9 ($1,500); 1911 T205 Gold Border Cobb PSA 6 ($3,000); 1911 T205 Gold Border Mathewson SGC 7 ($3,000); 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Cobb PSA 6 ($1,000); 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Ruth PSA 7 ($3,000); 1941 Play Ball Williams PSA 8 ($2,500); 1941 Play Ball DiMaggio PSA 7 ($2,000); 1948 Leaf DiMaggio PSA 7 ($1,750); 1948 Leaf Williams PSA 8 ($3,000); 1953 Bowman Color Duke Snider PSA 9 ($5,000); 1959 Topps Mantle PSA 9 ($4,000); 1953 Topps Robinson PSA 8 ($1,200); 1954 Red Heart Mantle PSA 9 ($2,000); 1954 Topps Williams PSA 8 ($2,000); 1971 Topps Terry Bradshaw PSA 10 ($3,000); 1952 Topps Mantle SGC 5.5 ($5,000); and a 1955 Topps Clemente PSA 8 ($2,000).

 A bunch of sets and partial sets round out the auction, two different 1933 Tattoo Orbit starter sets, one with 52 cards in EX to NM-MT condition ($2,000) and one with 55 cards in VG to EX-MT condition ($1,000). There is also a 1934 Goudey complete set ranging from PSA 5 to PSA 8 that starts out at $10,000. In addition, the sale offers graded master sets from 1973 Topps, 1974 Topps, 1975 Topps and 1977 Topps Cloth Stickers; 1957-58 Topps Basketball; and 1961 Fleer Basketball.

For information go to www.memorylaneinc.com, or call (877) 606-5263.  

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