Huggins and Scott’s final auction of 2017 will open for bidding on Friday October 27th and close on Thursday night November 9th 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.
The highlight collection hails from Larry Magid, Co-founder of Philadelphia’s Electric Factory Concerts. Magid obtained a number of incredible pieces directly from the artists that played for him. Prominent pieces include guitars signed by Jerry Garcia (one of the only ever to come to public auction); The Eagles; Crosby, Stills and Nash; The Dead; Fleetwood Mac; Pearl Jam; BB King and others. A saxophone signed by Bill Clinton; a piano bench signed by Elton John and Billy Joel; rare concert posters from the Grateful Dead; The Who; Jimi Hendrix; James Brown; and more.
Vintage baseball card collectors will enjoy an abundance of pre-war rarities including professionally graded and raw examples of cards from a variety of designations, including Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Christy Mathewson, Cy Young, just to name a few; a number of graded and ungraded tobacco and candy cards offered as singles and in lots, and much more. Highlights include: a remarkable T200 Fatima New York Giants Team Photo Premium; a seldom-seen 1908 Rose Postcard of Walter Johnson (SGC 35); a nice T206 Ty Cobb Green Portrait (PSA 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: an attractive 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle RC (PSA 2); a seldom-offered near complete set of 1954 Esskay Baltimore Orioles cards (30 of 34); an incredible 1968 Topps Discs Test complete set on an uncut sheet and many more. We also offer an extensive modern insert collection with multiple certified autographed card lots, short prints, 1 of 1s, signed relic cards, dual and triple signed cards and much more. As always, we also present a plethora of wonderful “shoebox” collections (always a crowd favorite).
We are pleased to offer a number of neat memorabilia items including a tremendous collection of tobacco packs/boxes from the turn of the century; two gorgeous original oil paintings by legendary artist, Ron Stark (Cobb and Wagner); a remarkable collection of 1950s HOFers Contact Proof Original Photos used for cards including Al Kaline (1954 Topps RC), Johnny Mize (1952 Bowman), Roy Campanella (1953 Red Man), Mantle/Maris/Cash/Kaline (1964 Topps AL Bombers) and more. High grade Sports Illustrateds are featured including the highest graded issue number 1 (CGC 9.8); highest graded March 4, 1957 with Mickey Mantle cover (CGC 7.5) and highest graded October 2, 1961 with Roger Maris cover (CGC 8.0).
This auction has a large number of autographed baseball items including an incredible collection of very tough single-signed Hall of Famer baseballs including Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth (PSA/DNA 7), Pie Traynor and many more; a stunning signed 1933 Goudey Mel Ott; a remarkable Derek Jeter signed original painting by Bernard Solco; a 2016 World Champions Chicago Cubs team signed jersey and plenty more treasures.
If you don’t collect baseball items, we have a terrific assortment of some high-end pieces from the other sports including a wonderful selection of football, basketball, hockey and boxing lots, sets, autographs and memorabilia. Highlights in the basketball category includes: an extensive vintage autograph collection with a very rare Maurice Stokes signed handwritten letter and photograph; an attractive 1948 Bowman complete set with Mikan RC (PSA 4); an enormous collection of Michael Jordan singles and inserts (over 2,000 cards) and more. A pair of 1972 Pele game used jerseys from Brazil and Santos FC with LOA’s from former teammate, and more.
The football category features a dazzling array of vintage programs, tickets and ephemera from the turn of the century through the Super Bowls with 1920s programs, signed cards, and many more lots. Highlights include a number of complete and near sets from 1950-1979 from high grade on down including the #11 rated PSA graded 1952 Bowman Large Complete set; the highest graded by any service 1935 National Chicle Bull Tosi (SGC 8.5); a wonderful collection of PSA 7 and better football Hall of Fame rookie cards; a massive Tom Brady rookie card lot of 154 cards; a 2000 Leaf Rookies & Stars Tom Brady PSA 10; several highest graded Sports Illustrateds from the 1960s; Sammy Baugh’s signed 1952 player’s contract with a corresponding letter from George Preston Marshall; 1959 “The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame” signed book; an incredible Tom Brady signed original Bernard Solco painting and more.
If Non-Sports cards, comics, coins, Americana or Political collecting is your cup of tea, we are offering a nice selection in those categories as well including a remarkable collection of graded and ungraded gold coins; a scarce Ritchie Valens signed publicity photo; a Harry Houdini signed and dated photograph 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 start with lot #1630.