1923 Opening Day Babe Ruth Game Bat Highlights Huggins and Scott’s November Auction

Huggins and Scott’s final auction of 2016, the November Auction, is now open for bidding and closes on Thursday night November 10th with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11:00pm ET.


An incredible assortment is offered with tremendous investment-quality pieces from all sports and the historical and political worlds. It features another amazing array of items that caters to every level of collector and investor. Whether you only want to spend a few hundred dollars or several thousand dollars, our selection of quality items has a little something for just about everyone. Several unique lots headline this auction. We open the auction with an incredible “Kork Grip” Babe Ruth game bat that matches Ruth’s ordering records for the 1923 Opening Day of “The House that Ruth Built” – Yankee Stadium.


11307_stevens_australian_ryanVintage baseball card collectors will enjoy an abundance of pre-and-post war rarities including professionally graded and raw examples of cards from a variety of designations, including Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, 11300_t206_demmitt_variationChristy Mathewson, Cy Young, and more; a number of graded and ungraded tobacco and candy cards offered as singles and in lots, and much more. Highlights include: a newly discovered, previously uncatalogued 1888 Stevens Cabinet card of Jimmy Ryan that is quite possibly his only known autograph; a tough T206 Ray Demmitt (St. Louis variation) SGC 50 and many more.


The post-war collection is substantial as well with an unusually large number of singles, lots, complete and near sets from 1948 to present. Highlights include: several nicer high grade rookie cards including Mays, Clemente, Koufax, Maris, Rose, Carew, Ryan and more; high end unopened items include 1954 Topps and Bowman packs, 11814_1979_topps_vending_casea 1979 Topps Baseball sealed vending case; the most extensive modern insert collection we’ve offered with multiple certified autographed card complete sets, short prints, 1 of 1s, signed relic cards, dual and triple signed cards and much more. As always, we also present a plethora of wonderful “shoebox” collections (always a crowd favorite).


We are pleased to offer a number of neat memorabilia items including an incredible 10544_1899_cincinnati_reds_season_passcollection of 1899-1902 Cincinnati Reds sterling silver season passes; a remarkable run of New York Giants 1909-1931 sterling silver 11056_framed_senators_pennantand leather season passes; a scarce 1906 Washington Senators pennant; Forbes Field seat and signage; several early publications and full tickets and stubs from World Series’, All Star Games, milestone events and lots more.


This auction has a large number of baseball autographed items highlighted by our “Signed & Sealed” section of over 1400 PSA/DNA encapsulated autographed cards, broken down 10601_moe_berg_single_signed_ballinto lots and singles from the 1940s-1980s; a tremendous single-signed Moe Berg baseball (one of two known); a couple of nice Ruth balls; an extremely rare Vic Willis autographed index card (PSA/DNA 9); 11778_vic_willis_signeda remarkable archive of Dexter Press postcards, negatives and original autographs including Roberto Clemente, Mickey Mantle and more.


Our game-used section in this auction includes some great pieces. Leading off is the 10924_don_heffner_game_jerseyaforementioned Babe Ruth 1923 Kork Grip Game Bat; a terrific 1942 Don Heffner St. Louis Browns uniform; jersey examples from the 1947 Senators, 1952 Phillies, 1965 Dodgers, 1968 Pirates, 1960s and ‘70s Baltimore Orioles including Hall of Famer Earl Weaver; modern gamers from Carlton Fisk, Ken Griffey Jr., Justin Verlander, Todd Frazier; a 1980s Cal Ripken Jr. Orioles hat; Ron Santo bat (PSA/DNA 10); 1957 Harmon Killebrew H&B bat; 1986 Nolan Ryan Astros Jacket plus a number of other game-used bats, jerseys, jackets, hats, shoes, equipment and plenty more.


11311_1986_1987_fleer_boxIf you don’t collect baseball items, we have a terrific assortment of some high-end pieces from the other sports including a wonderful selection of football, basketball, hockey and boxing lots, sets, autographs and memorabilia. Highlights in the basketball category includes: a 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Box sealed by BBCE; several Michael Jordan certified autographs 11762_star_michael_jordan including an ’84 Star Company signed rookie card and numerous white hot Jordan inserts from the 1990s; a 1957 Topps Bill Russell rookie signed (PSA/DNA 10); a sealed bag of the ’84-’85 Star Company Bulls; an incredible collection of signed Kobe Bryant sneakers, a 1980-81 Topps basketball unopened wax box (BBCE Wrapped) and a 2011-12 Miami Heat Championship Ring.


11828_1966_green_bay_packersThe football category features a dazzling array of vintage programs, tickets and ephemera from the turn of the century through the Super Bowls with 1920s NFL programs, AAFC memorabilia; a high grade 1957 Topps Football set; an amazing collection of vintage Baltimore Colts memorabilia; a stunning 1967 Green Bay Packers Team Signed Football and many more lots.


If Non-Sports cards, comics, coins, Americana or Political collecting is your cup of tea, we are offering a nice selection in those categories as well including documents signed by: George Washington, William Henry Harrison, Alexander Hamilton, John Quincy Adams, Ulysses S. Grant, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill and more; an extensive collection of graded Morgan Silver dollars, Lincoln pennies, Peace dollars and loads more.


To browse the auction for the rest of the quality pieces being auctioned, or to download the catalog, please visit the website: www.hugginsandscott.com
Also, remember to check out our “WEB Gems” (post printed catalog) section of auction lots that are not found in the printed catalog, but there are hundreds of great lots to bid on in that category. Those lots start with lot #1704.


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