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, our 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.
Highlights 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 Doll; 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 of 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 in 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.
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) 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 Diamond 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 number 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 dual-signed bat and many others.
Staying in the memorabilia category, we are pleased to offer a tremendous 1914 Baseball Grand World Tour Oversized photograph signed by Thomas Lipton (founder of Lipton Tea) featuring numerous Hall of Famers from their famous world tour; a trio of very rare 1920s Penn Studio original photographs of the Baltimore Black Sox from the Negro Leagues; an incredible turn-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.
Our 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 NLDS; 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.
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 sets and near sets; Jim Brown’s 1957 rookie NFL contract; a 1933 signed letter from former 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 consigned. 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 cards; 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 well, 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
Also, remember to check out our “Internet Only” section of auction lots that are not found in the printed catalog, but there are plenty of great lots to bid on in that category.
Huggins and Scott Auctions
900 Silver Spring Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910