Huggins and Scott’s first auction of 2018 will open for bidding on Friday January 26th and close on Thursday night February 8th 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.
The highlight collection features a 1966 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Registry set break, currently occupying the 5th spot. This very attractive set is comprised of majority PSA Mint 9 graded cards, with an impressive overall GPA of 8.89 and a set rating of 9.22. The Set will be sold in a grouping of 220 lots.
Vintage baseball card collectors will enjoy an abundance of pre-war rarities including professionally graded and raw examples of cards from a variety of designations, including Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Christy Mathewson, Cy Young, just to name a few; a number of graded and ungraded tobacco and candy cards offered as singles and in lots, and much more. Highlights include: a first-offered 1908 Fuller Brothers Chicago Cubs Postcard; a nice collection of PSA graded T206 White Borders including Ty Cobb Bat on Shoulder (PSA 4) 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: an attractive 1969 Topps Willie Mays PSA GEM-MINT 10; a 1956 Topps Master set of (540) total cards; an extremely rare 1970 Topps “Teamates” Grow Power group of (6), and many more. We also offer an extensive modern insert collection with multiple certified autographed card lots, 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 a remarkable collection of 1950s HOFers/star Contact Proof Original Photos used for cards including Willie Mays (1954 Topps), Phil Rizzuto (1956 Topps & 1954 Bowman), Duke Snider (1956 Topps), Bobby Thomson (1952 Bowman) and more. High grade Sports Illustrateds are featured including the highest graded issue number 1 & 2 (CGC 9.8 & 9.4); the very tough to find October 2, 1961 with Roger Maris cover (CGC 7.5).
This auction has a large number of autographed baseball items including an incredible single-signed Babe Ruth baseball (PSA/DNA Autograph grade 8); (2) Babe Ruth signed checks; A boldly signed Christy Mathewson check; a tough to find George Sisler single signed baseball;a stunning collection of 1949-1969 Topps near & partial signed sets and plenty more treasures.
If 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 nice selection of high-end Michael Jordan short prints and inserts; an attractive 1961-62 Fleer complete set; some nice Michael Jordan autographs; a 1977-78 New Orleans Jazz Team Signed ball with Pistol Pete and much more.
The football category features a dazzling array of vintage programs, tickets and ephemera from the turn of the century through the Super Bowls with 1920s programs, signed cards, and many more lots. Highlights include a number of complete and near sets from 1955-1979 from high grade on down including two 1965 Topps football Complete sets; a 1966 Topps Joe Namath PSA Mint 9; a 1984 Topps #228 Walter Payton PSA Gem Mint 10; a nice selection of Tom Brady graded rookie cards including a 2000 Bowman Chrome PSA 10; several highest graded Sports Illustrateds from the 1960s; a nice collection of signed Super Bowl programs; 1966 & 1967 Super Bowl’s 1 & 2 Green Bay Packers Team Signed footballs and more.
Our offering of remarkable music autographs and posters from the Larry Magid Electric Factory collection continues. This auction includes highlights such as: (18) Signed electric and Acoustic guitars with The Who, U2, Tom Petty, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Aerosmith and more; A Bob Dylan signed 2008 Concert Poster, a Phil Collins & Genesis signed drumhead; A nice collection of original concert posters including James Taylor and (4) Platinum Record Displays including Dylan!
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 a pretty cool collection of Three Dog Night gold record displays; a scarce Marilyn Monroe 1952 signed 20th Century Fox contract; a huge Walt Disney autographed book page; and a very nice selection of graded coins.
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 #1477.