FIRST BASEBALL CARD EVER PRODUCED HIGHLIGHTS HUGGINS AND SCOTT’S AUGUST 2014 AUCTION!

Huggins and Scott’s fourth Masterpiece Auction of 2014 begins on Monday July 28th with the bidding closing on Thursday night August 7th with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11:00pm eastern time.

This sale is a historically significant auction with a number of museum-quality pieces. It features another amazing array of sports and non-sports items that caters to every level of collector and investor. Whether you only want to spend a few hundred dollars or several thousand dollars, 71197_peck_snyder_redsour selection of quality items has a little something for just about everyone. Virtually every highlighted piece will be on display and available for bidding at our booths (#509 & 513) at the National Convention in Cleveland, OH (July 30-Aug 3). This auction is headlined by one of only ten copies known to exist of the first baseball card ever produced: 1869 Peck & Snyder Cincinnati Red Stockings Team Card and the third installment of the Baltimore area collection from long time collector, Robert Franklin.

71034_baltimore_coltsHighlights of Mr. Franklin’s collection include former Baltimore Colts General Manager, Don Klosterman’s Super Bowl V Championship Ring; a scarce 1961 Baltimore Colts “Jumbo” (15-Inch) Promotional Bobbing Head Doll71044_n142_honest_robinson; an 1894 N142 Duke Cabinet card of baseball Hall of Famer, Wilbert Robinson; Baltimore Orioles Championship pins from 1894 and 1896; John Mackey’s 1963 “Colts Rookie of the Year” Trophy.

Vintage card collectors will enjoy an abundance 71591_rose_postcard_johnsonof pre-and-post war rarities including professionally graded and raw examples of cards from a variety of designations, including Ty Cobb’s, Babe Ruth’s, Lou Gehrig’s, Christy Mathewson’s, Cy Young’s and more; a number of graded and ungraded tobacco and candy cards offered as singles and in71309_1933_goudey_lajoie lots, and much more. Highlights include the first publically offered 1908 Rose Company Postcard of Walter Johnson; a rare 1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie #106; a beautiful 1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb PSA 5 and many more.71308_1952_topps_mantle

The post-war collection is substantial as well with a large number of singles, lots, complete and near sets from 1948 to present; Hall of Fame rookie cards including a Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps card PSA 5, a 1951 Bowman Willie Mays Rookie card (PSA 6)71011_ultimate_1974_topps and a 1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie Card (SGC 92). Additional highlights include The Ultimate 1974 Topps Baseball Card Collection that is expected to sell for $75,000+, a collection of (5) Derek Jeter rookie cards in high grade condition; and an extremely scarce 1992 Donruss 71739_donruss_dk_superDiamond Kings Supers Completely Graded PSA Set. As always, we also present a plethora of wonderful “shoebox” collections (always a crowd favorite).

This particular Huggins and Scott Auction has an unusually large 71004_1924_senatorsnumber of autographed items with an incredible 1924 Spaulding Bat signed by the World Series Champion Washington Senators and President Calvin Coolidge, plus baseballs and flats and others consigned by collectors from all across the country. Additional highlights include: a 1931 New York Yankees team-signed ball with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, the largest collection of team-signed baseballs from the 1960s-1980s that we’ve ever encountered; a tremendous Mickey Mantle/Roger Maris 71718_maris_mantledual-signed bat and many others.

Staying in the memorabilia category, we are pleased to offer a tremendous 1914 Baseball Grand World Tour Oversized 71232_1914_grand_tourphotograph signed by Thomas Lipton (founder of Lipton Tea) featuring numerous Hall of Famers from their famous world tour; a trio of 71538_pirates_cigarettesvery rare 1920s Penn Studio original photographs of the Baltimore Black Sox from the Negro Leagues; an incredible 71003_bill_veeckturn-of-the-century Pirates Cigarettes Advertising Display; a unique 1949 VitaVision 3D Glass Plate fully functional Point-of-Sale Ad with Bill Veeck; a number of vintage publications, tickets and press pins from the turn-of-the-century to modern day and lots more.

71008_lefty_gomezOur game-used section in this auction includes an incredible 1941 Lefty Gomez Yankees jersey; a 1950s Roberto Clemente batting helmet; a 1956 San Antonio Missions Brooks Robinson game worn minor league cap; a 1994 Kirby Puckett jersey; a 1994 Ken Griffey Jr. jersey; a 2009 Andrew McCutchen rookie jersey; THE batting helmet worn by Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop, Hanley Ramirez for the 2013 NLDS71546_sonny_jurgensen; an incredible 1966 Sonny Jurgensen home Redskins jersey; a 1958 Baltimore Colts World Champions jacket from Johnny Sample; a 1991-92 Larry Bird Celtics jersey; Kobe Bryant’s shoes from 2010-2011 and plenty more.

71534_jim_brownIf 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 sets and near sets; Jim Brown’s 1957 rookie NFL contract; a 1933 signed letter from 71089_joe_carrformer NFL President Joe Carr (PSA 9); team-signed footballs from the 1949 Eagles (with “Greasy” Neal) and 1966 Super Bowl 1 Champions Green Bay Packers (with Vince Lombardi) and loads more.

If you are a vintage basketball card collector, this is an auction not to be missed. A new-to-the-hobby collection of never before seen sets in wonderful condition has been 71125_bell_brand_westconsigned. Just a few highlights include the first ever offered 1961 Bell Brand Lakers Jerry West rookie card; a 1950 Bread for Health Near Set of basketball bread labels with George Mikan; 1952 Royal Desserts basketball complete set; a run of Kahn’s Wieners complete sets from 1957 to 1966 and several un-catalogued, never-before-seen cards71061_ice_kings_panels; and from the rink, the only known set of 1933-34 V357 Ice Kings in (12) 6-card uncut panels.

If Non-Sports cards, coins/currency, comics, Americana or Political collecting is your cup of tea, we are offering a nice selection in those categories as 71194_the_beatleswell, including a remarkable signed piece of The Beatles, signed the night of their Ed Sullivan Show performance (February 9, 1964) and 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
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BAT SIGNED BY 1924 WORLD SERIES CHAMPION SENATORS AND PRESIDENT COOLIDGE COMING TO AUCTION

A bat autographed by 23 members of the last Washington team to win the World Series and the ‘First Fan’, President Calvin Coolidge, has been consigned to Huggins & Scott Auctions and will be offered for sale beginning later this month.71004_1924_senators

SILVER SPRING, MD–Huggins and Scott Auctions will offer a unique piece of baseball and American Presidential history this summer when it presents a 90-year-old baseball bat signed by 23 members of the 1924 World Champion Washington Senators and President Calvin Coolidge.

The bat, in exceptional condition for its age, is a full-size Spalding model weighing 37.8 oz. and measuring 32 ¾” in size.  It bears the fountain pen signatures of the last team to bring a World Series winner to Washington.  Bidding will open July 28 and close August 7 at HugginsandScott.com.

The bat is believed to have been signed by team members and the President either upon one of his visits to Griffith Stadium to see the Senators play or, more likely, on during one of their visits to the White House during what was a remarkable run to glory.  Coolidge’s signature sits below the barrel of the bat, which contains the Spalding Bros. trademark.

A perennial doormat for the Yankees, the Senators apparently had enough late in the ’24 season.  They won 16 of their last 21 games, catching the Bronx Bombers on September 19 and winning the pennant by two games, denying New York a fourth straight American League championship.

The Senators, led by their future Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson, had already been to the White House on September 1, but returned a month later after capturing the flag and taking part in a victory parade.  A photo exists of the team posing in front of the White House.  Another parade followed the thrilling victory over John McGraw’s New York Giants in Game 7, won by Washington in extra innings.

Thousands of fans greeted the team’s arrival upon return from late season road trips, the team enjoyed record attendance and huge throngs turned out for victory parades.

President Coolidge got caught up in the excitement that surrounded the city but between the two, it was First Lady Grace Coolidge who was the biggest fan.  Mrs. Coolidge was known to keep score at the games she and her quiet husband attended.  They were regulars in the box seats during home games of the Series.  The Senators’ surge helped the Coolidge’s find something to rally around following the blood poisoning death of their 16-year-old son Calvin Jr., on July 7, 1924.

In addition to President Coolidge and Johnson, whose autograph sits on the barrel, the bat is signed by fellow Baseball Hall of Famers Bucky Harris, Goose Goslin and Sam Rice, Johnson’s ‘personal catcher’, Muddy Ruel, and others who were on the late season roster.71546_sonny_jurgensen

A game-worn 1966 Sonny Jurgensen Washington Redskins jersey is also part of the auction.

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