George Washington & Thomas Jefferson Autographs Highlight October Sports & Americana Memorabilia Auction
Huggins and Scott’s fifth Masterpiece Auction of 2014 begins on Monday September 29th with the bidding closing on Thursday night October 9th 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 signed Free Franks from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, both encapsulated and assessed “authentic” by PSA/DNA.
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 highest graded 1908 Rose Company Postcard of Walter Johnson (SGC 55); a pair of rare 1933-36 PCL Zeenut Joe DiMaggio Rookie Cards (each graded by SGC); a seldom-seen 1888 Pugg Cabinet of Thomas McCullum 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. Highlights include a completely PSA graded 1956 Topps baseball set (#39 on registry) and a completely PSA graded 1954 Bowman baseball set (#18 on registry). 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 an attractive Lou Gehrig signed newspaper photo; an extremely scarce Grover Cleveland Alexander single-signed baseball; several signed trading cards including Roger Maris, Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle; a neat 1932 Washington Senators team-signed baseball with Babe Ruth added and a 1931 Yankees team-signed baseball with Ruth and Gehrig on the sweet spot and many others.
Staying in the memorabilia category, we are pleased to offer a tremendous 1875 Peck & Snyder Sterling Silver Presentation Trophy baseball in the original case; a unique 1959 All-Star game cutlery set presented to Mickey Mantle, with an LOA from Mantle’s family; a beautiful 1909 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates Type 1 Team Composite photograph; a tough 1915 World Champion Boston Red Sox team photograph on leather; a late-1920’s Babe Ruth Yankee Stadium locker tag; a very neat 1921 Ty Cobb barnstorming scorecard from San Francisco; and a number of other 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 a pair of 2010 game-used and signed Derek Jeter cleats with a Steiner LOA; a wonderful 1967 Reggie Jackson Arizona Instructional League game used and signed KC Athletics batting helmet; game used baseball jerseys from Greg Maddux (1993) and Bo Jackson (1991); a Harmon Killebrew 1969-1972 game used bat; a 1933-34 NHL All-Star Ace Bailey Benefit hockey stick; a 2006 Denny Hamlin race-used fire suit 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 1955 Topps All-American football set (#27 on registry); an incredible collection of 112 different single-signed Football Hall of Famer mini helmets; an autographed Jack Johnson Night Club Ticket (PSA 9); 1927-28 New York Rangers team-signed hockey stick from their championship season; one of the most complete hockey hall of fame autographed pieces we’ve encountered: a HOF jersey with 91 different signatures and many others.
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 the aforementioned signed Free Franks from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson; also signatures from Ulysses S Grant, John F. Kennedy; FDR; John Wayne and the entire cast of The Sopranos.
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.
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