The “Opening Day” Auction is now live, courtesy of Love of the Game Auctions. The sale features a great single-owner prewar collection, beautiful, glossy T3s and signed memorabilia from Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg.
In its second auction, Love of the Game Auctions is setting some trends, According to Auction Director Al Crisafulli, Love of the Game is a ‘go-to’ auction house for scarce T206 cards, prewar baseball and football items, high-grade postwar Hall of Famers, and difficult modern test issues.
The sale features baseball and football memorabilia from the late 19th century to the early 1970s, highlighted by a 1935 Silver Certificate autographed by Babe Ruth, a beautiful 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski (PSA 5), an original Arthur K. Miller painting of Hall of Famer Nap Lajoie and a rare 1889 Hartley Studios cabinet photograph of new Hall of Fame inductee Hank O’Day.
Al Crisafulli has leaked a portion of his upcoming lineup in the next Love of the Game auctions sale, which should have tobacco-era collectors ready to bid. Among the selections will be more than 100 Turkey Red cabinet cards from the T3 baseball and T9 boxing sets.
Bidding is underway for the inaugural sale of Love of the Game Auctions, with three cards leading bidding after a few days: a 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski, Brunner’s Bread Ty Cobb and a signed 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig. 246 lots in all.