Several big-time bats and jerseys highlight Vintage Authentics’ next offering, which closes July 13. The marquee bat in the lineup is a Honus Wagner game-used sidewritten bat with a perfect grade of A10. The bat carries a minimum bid of $5,000.
There’s also a 1920s game-used Babe Ruth bat graded A5; a 1923-25 Honus Wagner game-used bat and a Barry Bonds game-used 13-home run bat, all carrying a $5,000 minimum bid. Other key bats in the auction include: 1921-31 George Sisler game-used bat (minumum bid $1,500); 1950s Ted Williams game-used bat graded A4.5 ($1,000); Joe DiMaggio game-used Kren’s bat ($1,000); Jimmie Foxx game-used bat ($1,000); Jimmie Foxx game-used bat graded A3 ($500); Mickey Mantle game-used Adirondack bat ($500); Yogi Berra game-used and autographed bat ($500); 1968-70 Willie Mays game-used “D” Series bat ($500); and a 1951-57 Gil Hodges game-used “C” Series bat ($500).
Several standout football jerseys will also be offered, including a Gale Sayers game-used and autographed jersey graded A10 ($7,500), Walter Payton game-used jersey graded A10 ($3,500) and a Jerry Rice 1985 game-used and autographed jersey graded A10 ($1,500).
There’s also a 1994 Alex Rodriguez rookie game-used jersey; 2001 Tom Brady game-used (first year playing) jersey graded GU 9.5; 1997 Dan Marino game-used jersey graded GU 10; 1973 Willie Mays game-used and autographed jersey, 1994 Marino game-used 75th anniversary jersey; 2003-04 LeBron James game-used jersey; Mickey Mantle game-worn Old Timers jersey; Larry Bird game-used jersey; Jerome Bettis game-used and autographed Rams jersey; 2004 Ben Roethlisberger game-used rookie jersey; and a 2002 Brett Favre game-used and autographed jersey.
Other game-worn jerseys available include: Petyon Manning, Alex Rodriguez; Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, Mike Schmidt, Magic Johnson, Roger Clemens, Michael Jordan, Ichiro Suzuki, LaDanian Tomlinson, Jim Kelly, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant and more.
There are also plenty of big-ticket cards in Vintage Authentics’ offering. The list includes: Duke Snider 1949 Bowman rookie GAI 9.5 ($3,500); Joe DiMaggio 1941 Play Ball GAI 8 ($3,500); 1958 Topps complete set ($3,500); Jackie Robinson 1948 Leaf GAI 8 ($3,000); Yogi Berra 1948 Bowman rookie GAI 9 ($2,500); DiMaggio 1939 Play Ball GAI 8 ($1,250); Warren Spahn 1951 Bowman GAI 9 ($1,000); T-201 Mecca Cigaretttes Crawford/Cobb SGC 80 ($1,000); and partial sets of 1953, 1956 and 1957 Topps each with a minimum bid of $1,250.
For those that aren’t into bats, jerseys or cards, there’s still a lot of nice items available. For starters, there’s a Ty Cobb handwritten letter framed display ($1,000) and a Ulysses S. Grant signed document display ($1,000). There’s even a Roy Campanella and Jackie Robinson dual-signed baseball ($1,000).
Other top items include: a lot of eight Barry Bonds autographed jerseys ($1,500); a lot of 12 Ted Williams autographed PSA-graded baseballs ($1,250); a George Brett 10K Gold salesman sample Kansas City Royals 1980 AL Championship ring ($1,250); 1923 New York Yankees autographed baseball with Ruth and Grover Cleveland Alexander ($750); 1931 Tour of Japan team-signed baseball with Lou Gehrig ($750); Honus Wagner Pirates signed ball given to Pie Traynor ($750); lot 12 Mays autographed PSA 9.5 baseballs ($750); lot of 12 Bonds autographed PSA 9 baseballs ($750); 1951 New York Yankees world champion team-signed baseball ($500); multi-signed baseball with Cobb and Robinson; and even a Angelina Jolie screen-worn “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” undergarments ($750).
For more information on this auction or to place a bid, call (866) 304-3090, or go to www.vintageauthentics.com. Vintage Authentics’ will follow this auction with an Internet-only event ending on Aug. 10.