Huggins and Scott’s second Masterpiece Auction of 2015 will open for bidding on Monday March 30th and close on Thursday night April 9th with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11:00pm ET.
A terrific 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. This auction is headlined by “The Good Book” Find of the first-offered complete 1887 Four Base Hits John Clarkson baseball card. This card was found in an old Bible by an elderly couple from Montgomery County, PA and has been authenticated and encapsulated with a grade of Fair 20 by SGC. The Four Base Hits Clarkson was ranked the #9 Most Expensive Baseball Card by Forbes Magazine.
Vintage 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, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Christy 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 near T206 White Border set of (511/524) cards; an impressive grouping of (10) 1889 Cape May Baseball Player Cabinet Cards; a group of the highest graded E105 Mello-Mint cards including John McGraw and many more.
The post-war collection is substantial as well with a large number of singles, lots, complete and near sets from 1948 to present. Highlights include one of the most impressive runs of complete sets with high grade PSA stars, titled The Brownstown Collection; multiple Mickey Mantle Rookie Cards including two different 1952 Topps; a 1980 Orange Charlotte Orioles Cal Ripken Jr Minor League Card (PSA 4) and a lot more. As always, we also present a plethora of wonderful “shoebox” collections (always a crowd favorite).
This auction has a large number of baseball autographed items with a neat single-signed and 1919 dated Ty Cobb baseball; an attractive Babe Ruth signed ball; a neat 1959 baseball signed by Ty Cobb and Roberto Clemente, a grouping of serial numbered signature cards from Historic Autographs Originals: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Mel Ott; and many others.
Staying in the memorabilia category, we are pleased to offer a pair of 1970s Salesman Sample Championship Rings (Seaver and Garvey); a stunning Joe Jackson original photograph; a collection of attractive sports art from three different up and coming artists; a rare working condition 19th Century “Darktown Battery” Mechanical Bank; vintage publications and tickets from the turn-of-the-century to modern day and lots more.
Our game-used section in this auction includes some spectacular pieces. An early 1980s Kareem Abdul Jabbar game used jersey (MEARS A-10); an early 1930s Buck Weaver game-used side written bat (PSA/DNA 9); a stunning 2009 Derek Jeter game used/signed bat (PSA/DNA 9.5); a 1998-1999 Peyton Manning game used rookie Colts helmet; a mid-1990s Junior Seau game used and signed Chargers helmet; an incredible 2001 Darrell Green game used Redskins jersey; a 1974 Dave McNally game used Orioles jersey and a neat 1980 Earl Weaver game used Orioles jersey with an interior cigarette pouch sewn in; plus a number of other game-used bats, jerseys, jackets, hats and plenty more.
If you don’t collect baseball items, we have a terrific selection of some high-end pieces from the other sports including a wonderful selection of football, basketball and hockey lots, sets and near sets. Highlights include a mind-boggling lot of (16) 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Harry Beecher Graded Cards (the first football card); a rare 1894 Mayo Cut Plug John Dunlop card; a terrific 1957 Topps Football unopened cello pack with Johnny Unitas RC showing on the front (PSA 7); an incredible collection of high grade 1950 Bowman football cards with multiple PSA MINT 9s; a scarce 1950 Scott’s Potato Chips George Mikan card (PSA 4.5); a rare Dr. James Naismith signed World War 1 photograph; and many more lots.
If Non-Sports cards, comics, Americana or Political collecting is your cup of tea, we are offering a nice selection in those categories as well, including an attractive 1865 Abraham Lincoln signed Military Commission – just 5 weeks before his assassination; autographs from James Madison, Andrew Jackson, Napoleon Bonaparte, Charles Lindbergh, Ronald Reagan, Fidel Castro, Michael Jackson and more; an unusually large number of high grade and valuable comic books including 1960 Justice League of America #1; hoards of unread comic lots from the 1970s and 1980s with numerous #1 issues; 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.
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