Instead of heading over to the case break pavilion at the National Sports Collectors Convention, sports card nuts might just want to head to the Collect Auctions’ booth, grab a catalog, participate in the upcoming sale and keep the unopened product to themselves.
Once again, Collect Auctions will offer a wide selection of unopened product in a sale slated to end Aug. 6 at www.collectauctions.com. Look for 1982 Donruss Baseball unopened rack and wax cases, 1983-85 Topps Baseball unopened vending case, 1985 Topps Baseball unopened vending case, 1986 Donruss Baseball wax sealed case, 1989 Upper Deck Baseball high-number wax box sealed case and 1990 Leaf Baseball Series 1 wax box sealed case.
If cases of unopened product are a bit much in terms of price and product amount, why not try some boxes on for size? Collect Auctions will offer a 1972-73 Topps Basketball wax box, 1978 Topps Baseball wax box, 1979 Topps Baseball cello box, 1986-87 Fleer Basketball wax box, 1987-88 Fleer Basketball wax box, 1973 Topps Baseball Series 4 wax box, 1974 Topps Football wax box, 1975 Topps Baseball cello box, 1976-77 Topps Baseball vending boxes, 1986 Topps Football rack box and dozens of other unopened product lots.
If you’re a collector of cards that have already been busted open and then submitted to a third-party grading service, some of the highlights will be a 1965 Topps Baseball complete set with PSA 7 examples of Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron, along with a high-grade complete set run of Fleer Basketball from 1986-89 with the coveted 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan graded PSA 8.5.
Collect Auctions will also offer high-grade complete Topps sets from 1960 and 1964-69, many with PSA-graded stars among the collective sets at PSA 7 and PSA 8 levels.
Signed sets have long been a staple of Collect Auctions. The Aug. 6 sale will feature the following:
– 1957 Topps Baseball signed near set (327) with 25 HOFers
– 1958 Topps Baseball signed starter set (350) with 19 HOFers
– 1962 Topps Baseball signed starter set (280)
– 1979 Topps Baseball signed near complete set
– 1980 Baseball Immortals signed near set (55, all PSA/DNA slabbed)
– 1983 Donruss Baseball signed complete set
– 1989 Topps Baseball signed complete set
– 1990 Score Football signed near set.
The autographed material keeps coming, highlighted by a Roberto Clemente signed 1964 Topps Giant card, Jackie Robinson signed 8-by-10, Derek Jeter single-signed ball with the “Captain” inscription and Ty Cobb, Frank Baker, Mickey Cochrane, Dizzy Dean multi-signed baseball (eight signatures in all).
Also look for a Thurman Munson signed 3-by-5 index card (PSA/DNA), Ted Williams game-used, signed Amyx Mfg. Co. bat from his time in the military and Ty Cobb and Satchel Paige single-signed baseballs.
There will also be a Nile Kinnick signed album page, 1953 N.Y. Yankees team-signed ball (26 signatures) and Hall of Famer-signed Cooperstown bat featuring 63 signatures, including Mantle and Ted Williams. A non-sport beauty is a Mercury 7 crew-signed 8-by-10 photo autographed by John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton (PSA/DNA).
Game-used material is led by a 1949 Stan Musial game-used bat, signed and inscribed “Stan ‘The Man’ Musial, Gamer 1949.”
For more information on this sale, visit www.collectauctions.com or call (888) 463-3063.