It’s not every day you find an 1887 relic in a used book. But one couple found an 1887 Four Base Hits John Clarkson Card in an old Bible, being used as a bookmark. Turns out it’s the only complete version to be graded in the market.
From E cards and T206 examples through the heyday of Topps and Bowman releases from the 1950s, Greg Bussineau’s spring auction is loaded with must-see examples. Check out the full lineup.
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.