Don Sparks’ Huge Collection Highlights December Sports & Americana Memorabilia Auction

Huggins and Scott’s sixth Masterpiece Auction of 2014 has begun with the bidding closing on Thursday night December 11th with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11:00pm eastern time.

This is another sale 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 “Don Sparks Collection” — a long-time collector from Cleveland, OH. Don has trusted us to sell his prized collection featuring autographs, cards and memorabilia from the past century.

79744_collins_mccarthy_jacksonVintage 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: a pair of the highest graded 1937 Flip Books: Jimmy Foxx (BVG 8) and Joe DiMaggio (BVG 5); a very rare E135 Collins-McCarthy Blank Back Shoeless Joe Jackson (SGC Auth); a N172 Old Judge John Ward (PSA 3 mk) and many more.79676_1956_topps_registry

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 a completely PSA graded 1956 Topps baseball set (#46 on registry) and a completely PSA graded 1959 Topps baseball set (#35 on registry)79308_ultimate_cal_ripken. The #2 rated Cal Ripken Jr. graded card collection on the PSA registry with (1450+ cards including (74) Pop 1 PSA 10s! As always, we also present a plethora of wonderful “shoebox” collections (always a crowd favorite).

This auction has a large number of autographed items with the only known “Denton T. (Cy) Young” full name variant autograph; an extremely79101_cy_young_psa_dna scarce “William Mays” 1951 autographed GPC; a number of signatures including Babe Ruth, 79227_willie_maysLou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott, Jackie Robinson, Roger Maris and of course Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and many others.

Staying in the memorabilia category, we are pleased to offer a tremendous79283_aaron_715_hr_stubs selection of vintage publications, tickets and press pins from the turn-of-the-century to modern 79587_mickey_mantleday and lots more. We are offering an incredible hoard of (192) ticket stubs from Hank Aaron’s record breaking 715th home run game; also, a seldom-offered ticket from Mickey Mantle’s 1951 Major League Debut.

Our game-used section in this auction includes Bob Turley’s 1954 All-Star Game Bat signed by (20) AL All-Stars79047_bob_turley after Turley injured himself pre-game and wasn’t able to play; a pair of 1996 Michael Jordan game used shoes; a Mark Messier game used Ranger’s jersey; LeBron James game uniform from the Shooting Stars tournament 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 and near sets. Highlights include a completely PSA graded 1960 Fleer Football set (#9 on registry); a rare 1926 Red Grange Shotwell Candy wrapper; a stunning 1962 Cleveland Browns team signed football with Ernie Davis and many others.

79674_justice_league_comicIf 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 an unusually large number of high grade and valuable comic books with a 1960 Justice League of America #1; and hoard’s of unread comic lots from the 1970s.

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 “Non-Catalog 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.

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