Huggins and Scott’s 2016 “Event of the Year”, the August Auction, will open for bidding on Monday August 1st and close on Thursday night August 11th 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 145 lots from a remarkable “fresh to the hobby” collection of period-signed 1933 Goudey baseball cards, including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Eddie Collins and the “Holy Grail” – Earl Clark, who died in a car accident in 1938, just five years after this card was produced.
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 Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Christy Mathewson, Cy Young, Shoeless Joe Jackson 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 1887 Four Base Hits Tobacco Jimmy Ryan card; a terrific T206 Ty Cobb Green Portrait SGC 60; solid mid-grade 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth’s, all EX 5 or VG-EX 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: a nice 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card (PSA 8 oc); a 1951 Bowman baseball collection of 215 different cards each graded PSA NM-MT 8 with no qualifiers; a 1952 Bowman baseball collection of 184 different cards each graded PSA NM-MT 8 with no qualifiers; a gorgeous 1952 Tip Top Bread Mantle label; a remarkable 1953 Hunter Wieners St. Louis Cardinals complete set of (26); an attractive 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente rookie SGC 80 EX-MT 6; a 1956 Topps Sandy Koufax PSA 9 (only one better); 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan rookie (PSA 8); an absolutely incredible, newly discovered 1960 Topps baseball unopened cello box of 36 packs including one with a Yaz rookie on top; a 1961 Topps baseball complete set with each card graded PSA NM-MT 8 with no qualifiers; a tremendous collection of 1993 Topps Finest baseball Refractors, each graded PSA MINT 9 including Ryan, Griffey, Ripken, and much 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 highlighted by the aforementioned 1933 Goudey signed card collection; the fourth and final installment of the “We Are The Champions” section featuring team-signed baseballs from a number of World Series Champions from 1922-1938, including the coveted 1927 Yankees and an exceptional 1928 Yankees each with Ruth and Gehrig; multiple examples of single-signed Babe Ruth baseballs, including one PSA/DNA graded 5.5; one of the nicest Ruth & Gehrig dual-signed baseballs in existence; a stunning Gehrig cut signature graded PSA MINT 9; an extremely rare Alexander Cartwright 1879 signed receipt; a spectacular Ruth signed original Art Brewster cartoon sketch; a near impossible 1997 Great Moments Richie Ashburn signed card (PSA/DNA 10); a terrific 1913 Giants/White Sox World Tour signed baseball with McGraw, Comiskey, B. Weaver, Speaker and Jim Thorpe; a number of signed checks including Ruth, Cobb, Johnson, Hack Wilson and J. Robinson; the finest collection of signed Baseball Hall of Fame Centennial First Day Covers ever assembled including Ruth, Evers, Wagner, Johnson, Cobb, Alexander, Tinker, Young, Ott, Hornsby, Foxx, Collins and more. These are just a few highlights of a remarkable section of high end, desirable auction lots.
Staying in the memorabilia category, we are pleased to offer a number of neat mementos including Eddie Plank’s phenomenal 1905 and 1910 Philadelphia Athletics World Champions pendants from his estate; a unique 1935 Babe Ruth World Series Contest Winner Banner; a number of wonderful original works of baseball art from noted artists Andy Jurinko, William Feldman, Burris Jenkins, Willard Mullin and others; several working pinball and vending machines from the 1930s-1950s and lots more.
Our game-used section in this auction includes some great pieces. Leading off is 1931 Jackie Hayes game used Senators jersey (MEARS 8.5); Orlando Cepeda’s 1962 Giants jersey; Pete Rose’s 1983 post-season Phillies road jersey; game used bats from Cal Ripken (PSA/DNA 10), newly inducted Hall of Famers Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr, Frank Thomas and David Ortiz; Brooks Robinson’s first professional used hat from his minor league days with the San Antonio Missions; plus a number of other game-used bats, jerseys, jackets, hats, shoes, equipment 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, hockey and golf lots, sets, autographs and memorabilia. Highlights include: Alexander Ovechkin’s very first game used Capitals jersey with impeccable provenance; a rare 1968-69 OPC hockey unopened pack PSA 8; an incredible collection directly from the home of Hall of Fame quarterback, Sonny Jurgensen including game used shoulder pads, cleats, trophies, game balls and more; Michael Jordan’s “true” rookie card – 1984-85 Star Company BGS 8.5; a 1986-87 Fleer basketball complete set with each card graded PSA NM-MT 8; LeBron James’ 03-04 UD Ultimate Collection rookie autograph BGS 9.5; a 2003-04 rookie year LeBron James game used jersey (MEARS A5); some remarkable Muhammad Ali signed pieces including an on-sight fight poster signed by Ali and Frazier; a LeRoy Neiman signed Ali oversized Serigraph; a complete 2004 SP Authentic Golf “Signs of the Times” set of all 54 autographed cards; 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: a seldom-seen George Armstrong Custer 1873 signed check; the first three issues of Playboy Magazine; autographs from Marlon Brando, Thomas Edison, JP Morgan, Buffalo Bill Cody; John F. Kennedy; Donald Trump; Bill and Hillary Clinton; and the Dalai Lama, himself; 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 begin with lot #1705!