Heritage Auctions is offering the No. 5-rated Master Set of the coveted 1952 Topps Baseball issue, broken down with some amazing high-graded examples of the most popular postwar cards, including Mantle, Mays and Pafko.
A 1942 Joe DiMaggio jersey brought $169,400; a 1920 autographed Chicago White Sox baseball featuring six players banned in the Black Sox scandal, including Joe Jackson, sold for $81,070; and a 1952 Topps Baseball graded near set rang up at $72,600 in Goldin Auctions’ recent sale.
Weekend bidding got heated during SCP Auctions latest sale, totaling $2.9 million. The auction was led by items from the Helms/LA84 Collection and the second part of the Newport Sports Museum collection.
A 1952 Topps baseball master set that ranks No. 3 on the PSA Set Registry and a 1965 Topps football set that is the Set Registry’s No. 1 all-time finest are bringing big bids. Where will bidding end on Thursday, April 10?
Collectors might know Andy Pafko only for his No. 1 seeding in the 1952 Topps set, but his career was sprinkled with memorable moments.
Clean Sweep’s current auction includes a rare 1918 Babe Ruth document involving monetary incentives for reaching pitching milestones with the Red Sox, but that’s just one of the gems in the sale that ends Oct 2.