The 1923-24 Tomas Gutierrez set of Cuban baseball cards aren’t easy to find to begin with, much less a complete set. Yet Hake’s is offering all 84 cards from the set in its current sale, with bidding already at $50,000.
Goldin Auctions kicked off its 2014 season with a $2.3 million sale that included top-of-the-line game-used bats belonging to Jackie Robinson and Mickey Mantle and an assortment of football championship rings that added much ca-ching to the bling.
For many the T206 set is the ultimate tobacco card set. But it’s very hard to get anywhere near completion and at a very high cost to boot. Welcome to the T218s – an affordable tobacco set with plenty of stars, attractive art and their own quirks.
The sale features sports cards and memorabilia from the late 19th Century to the present, highlighted by a rare and valuable T206 Sherry “Magie” error card; a beautiful 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle card; a complete, autographed 1955 Bowman Football set, and the hobby’s highest-grade 1929 Kashin Publications complete set.
Regarding vintage baseball card sets, you can’t place the Nu-Card offerings above the likes of Bowman and Topps, but the sets were entertaining and provide a low-cost alternative to the mainstream sets. Here are some of the Hi-Lites and Scoops from those sets.
Love of the Game Auctions’ latest sale ends Saturday, and leading the pack currently is a near set of 1914 Cracker Jacks that are rated No. 4 on the PSA Set Registry. Not far behind is a T206 Eddie Plank and a great high-grade set of 1964 Topps Baseball.
Vintage baseball cards still rule the market, as evidenced by a $125,332 sale price for a 1934 Goudey No. 37 Lou Gehrig card (SGC 10) and $51,450 for a 1916 Famous & Barr No. 151 Babe Ruth rookie card VG PSA 3. Both sold in SCP Auctions latest sale that topped $2.2 million.
Media outlets always ask about the current card market. When they start talking about how today’s market pales in comparison to two decades ago, I know they are only talking about the modern card market.
While autograph guests tend to draw the crowds and get people talking at Tristar shows, the January Houston show had dealers glowing about vintage card sales and the big crowds on Saturday.
SCD and the F+W Media family is helping you shop this holiday season by offering the 12 Days of Savings, in which a new deal is offered every day from Dec. 1-12. What can YOU save on today?