The results are in. Once again, a Mastro Auctions Classic Collector event has offered great material along with impressive prices realized. It's as if the hobby has spoken. These all-internet events initiated by the auction powerhouse Mastro Auctions are here to stay.
On June 22, Mastro Auctions closed its 2006 summer Classic Collector sale and recorded the latest success in its ongoing effort to bring the best the hobby has to offer to a wider collecting audience. The June Mastro Auctions Classic Collector event included over 1,300 lots of Sports and Americana collectibles. Highlights of the auction results are provided on the following pages.
TOP LOTS - AMERICANA AND SPORTS
Additional highlights for numerous sports lots are provided in the following arranged by auction category.
A collection of 1953-1976 Topps and Bowman cards (1,600+ items) sold for $8,883.00; a 1954 Topps complete set (250) went for $8,883.00; a 1958 Topps complete set (494) sold for $8,883.00; a 1911 T206 Gold Border complete set (208) plus Dougherty "White Sock" variation commanded $8,075.00; a 1910 E102 "Anonymous" partial set (17/29) sold for $7,340.00; a 1911 T205 Gold Border collection (106) including Johnson and Mathewson went for $7,340.00; a collection of 1930's -1950's baseball cards (2,375+) sold for $7,340.00; a 1957 Topps high grade complete set (407) sold for $7,340.00; a 1910 T206 key rarity Bill O'Hara St. Louis - PSA VG-EX 4 went for $6,673.00; a 1956 Topps complete set (340) plus "Dated" team cards (6) commanded $6,673.00; a 1972 Topps complete high grade set (787) commanded $6,673.00; a 1951 Bowman complete set (324) went for $6,065.00; a 1953 Topps complete set (274) realized a final price of $6,065.00; a 1971 Topps PSA MINT 9 collection (28 different) commanded $6,065.00; a 1967 Topps complete set (609) went for $6,065.00; a 1909 E92 Dockman Caramels complete set (40) went for $5,513.00; a 1950's-1980's card collection (1,625+) including Allen & Ginter, Hires, Hahn's and much more went for $5,513.00; a 1962 Topps complete set sold for $5,513.00; a 1952 Bowman #218 Willie Mays - PSA NM-MT 8 went for $5,513.00; a 1911 T205 Gold Border starter set (72) including Ty Cobb sold for $5,011.00; a 1933 R300 George C. Miller collection (10 different) including "Ivy" Paul Andrews went for $5,011.00; a 1911 T3 Turkey Red #27 Christy Mathewson - PSA GD 2 realized a price of $5,011.00; a 1911 T3 Turkey Red #9 Ty Cobb - PSA GD 2 sold for $5,011.00; and a 1958 Topps complete set (494) went for $5,011.00.
A Babe Ruth signed 1934 commemorative postage stamp went for $5,513.00; 1921 Honus Wagner signed check cuts (5) sold for $4,555.00; a signed Hall of Fame yellow plaque postcard Collection (127 different) went for $4,555.00; a circa 1940 Lou Gehrig signed 7" x 9" photo went for $3,109,00; a 1986 C.C.C. "1951 Bowman Reprints" complete set (324) including 213 signed cards sold for $3,109,00; a Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio signed photo display pairing commanded $3,109.00; a signed and personalized Roger Maris ball and postcard sold for $2,826.00; a Mickey Mantle single signed bat went for $2,826.00; Hank Aaron and Mickey Mantle signed bats (2) commanded $2,826.00; and a collection (105 items) assembled by a Clippers bat boy went for $2,826.00.
An 1888 World Tour A.G. Spalding "Welcome Home" celebratory dinner program went for $4,555.00; a Joe Jackson 1917-1921 professional model bat went for $4,555.00; a 1907 World Series Game 4 full ticket at Detroit commanded $4,141.00; a 1962 New York Yankees World Series Champions salesman's sample ring went for $3,420.00; 1921 and 1923 World Series at Polo Grounds full ticket stubs (2) both from last games went for $3,109.00; a Mickey Mantle career ring sold for $3,109.00; and an 1871 stereo view card of the Trophy Haymakers and the "Displaced" Chicago White Stockings sold for $2,569.00.
A Richie Ashburn 1950-1960 game used H&B bat sold for $3,764.00; a Roberto Clemente 1961-1964 H&B game used team index bat commanded $2,826.00; a Sammy Sosa 2001 Career home run #444 signed game used bat sold for $2,826.00; a Mickey Mantle 1961-1964 game used team index bat went for $2,569.00; and a Bernie Williams signed Yankees 1996 World Series game used bat commanded $1,446.00.
Two 1933 All-Star team George Burke photos went for $3,109.00; a Charles Conlon 1910's news service photo of Sam Crawford - signed by Conlon on the reverse sold for $2,826.00; a baseball photo collection (23) with Ruth and Gehrig went for $2,826.00; an 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings photograph commanded $2,335.00; a 1932 Brooklyn Dodgers outfield photo by Charles Conlon with Hack Wilson sold for $2,122.00; a 1907 Detroit Tigers A.L. Champions postcard collection (3) sold for $1,928.00; and two Tony Lazzeri news service photographs went for $1,446.00.
THE JIM TURNER COLLECTION
A 1958 New York Yankees World Champions team signed ball sold for $6,065.00; a Jim Turner watch collection (5) including gift from DiMaggio and 1938 All-Star game went for $4,141.00; a 1956 New York Yankees team signed World Series program with Berra, Ford and Mantle sold for $3,764.00; a 1951 New York Yankees World Champions team signed ball commanded $3,109.00; a 1970 New York Yankees team signed ball realized a final price of $2,826.00; and a 1953 New York Yankees World Champions team signed ball sold for $2,122.00.
SINGLE AND MULTI-SIGNED BASEBALLS
A Babe Ruth single signed and inscribed baseball went for $5,513.00; a Ted Williams single signed ball collection (10) all graded by PSA/DNA commanded $3,764.00; a circa 1928 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig signed ball - PSA/DNA VG-EX 4 commanded $3,420.00; a single signed ball collection (123) realized a final price of $3,420.00; a Hall of Fame and superstar single signed ball collection (43) went for $2,826.00; a Lefty O'Doul single signed and dated 1934 home run ball commanded $2,335.00; and a Barry Bonds single signed ball collection (12) all graded PSA/DNA MINT+ 9.5 sold for $2,335.00.
TEAM SIGNED BASEBALLS
A 1933 New York Yankees team signed ball with Ruth and Gehrig went for $2,826.00; a 1930 Philadelphia Athletics and Washington Senators signed ball commanded $1,446.00; a 1928 Philadelphia Athletics team signed ball with Cobb and Speaker went for $1,315.00; and a collection of 1970's through 2000's team signed balls (42) went for $1,315.00.
BASEBALL UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT
A Mark McGwire 1998 St. Louis Cardinals game worn home jersey went for $2,826.00; a Greg Maddux 1997 Atlanta Braves "Turn Back the Clock" signed game worn road jersey went for $2,569.00; an Albert Pujols 2001 St. Louis Cardinals game worn home jersey commanded $2,569.00; a Roy White 1978 New York Yankees signed game worn home jersey went for $1,752.00; and a Don McMahon 1968 Detroit Tigers game worn road jersey sold for $1,315.00.
Two early University of California vs. Stanford "Big Game" football programs went for $6,673.00; a 1953 Bowman complete set (96) sold for $4,555.00; a 1956 through 1959 Topps complete set run (4) realized a final price of $3,764.00; a 1964 Topps PSA MINT 9 collection (11) went for $3,764.00; an extremely rare 1950's LSU running back Hartland statue went for $3,420.00 and a collection of 1960 to 1971 football cards (1,232) realized $3,420.00.
A 1957/58 Topps complete and partial set collection (3) went for $4,555.00; a 1957/58 Topps complete set (80) commanded $3,420.00; a 1961/62 Fleer basketball collection (135) went for $3,420.00; a 1986/87 Fleer high grade complete set (132) sold for $2,826.00; a 1957/58 Topps complete PSA-graded set (80) went for $2,569.00; and a 1970's and 1980's Topps complete and near set collection (8) sold for $2,569.00.
A Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey signed 1936 World Welterweight boxing ticket went for $3,764.00; a collection of 19th century boxing-themed tobacco cards (5) sold for $3,420.00; a 1974 Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden signed poster sold for $3,109.00; an 1887 N174 Gypsy Queen "Prizefighters and Celebrities" boxing champions (2) including Sullivan and Kilrain went for $2,569.00; and a boxing collection (19 items) with 41 signatures including Ali, Frazier and Louis sold for $2,122.00.
A collection of 1974/75 Topps "Cloth Stickers" unopened wax boxes (11) sold for $8,075.00; a 1965/66 Topps complete set (128) went for $2,826.00; a Wayne Gretzky signed lithograph collection (11) sold for $2,826.00; a 1954/55 Topps complete set (60) went for $2,335.00; and a 1954/55 Topps #8 Gordie Howe - PSA NM-MT 8 sold for $2,122.00.
A Tiger Woods signed keepsake collection (3) went for $3,420.00; a PGA Tour Major Champions signed memorabilia collection (29 items) with 32 signatures including Ben Crenshaw and Greg Norman went for $1,195.00; and a Masters Champions signed keepsake collection (24 items) with 32 signatures including Woods, Nicklaus and Palmer commanded $1,086.00.
Additional highlights for numerous Americana lots are provided in the following arranged by auction category.
A circa 1935 oversized Franklin D. Roosevelt signed photo sold for $1,086.00; an 1865 Ulysses S. Grant signed document went for $897.00; a Civil War-era autograph book with General U.S. Grant went for $814.00; two 1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed typewritten letters sold for $814.00; a Ronald Reagan 1990 "An American Life" signed first edition commanded $814.00.
THE POWER OF POLITICALS
A 1948 Harry S. Truman campaign pin back trio sold for $2,335.00; an 1864 Lincoln/Johnson campaign ferrotype went for $740.00; and a collection of early 1900's political pins and souvenirs (21) sold for $672.00.
A 1932 R114 U.S. Caramel "Presidents" PSA graded complete set (30) minus McKinley - #2 on the PSA set registry - sold for $5,513.00; a 1968 Topps "Laugh-In" unopened box (24 packs) sold for $4,555.00; a 1980's Topps/Ireland "Wacky Packages" unpublished original artwork - Porkie sold for $4,555.00; an 1890's N163 Goodwin "Dogs of the World" complete set (50) went for $4,141.00; two sets of 1940's-1950's non sports "War" theme complete sets went for $3,420.00; and a 1973 Topps test "Adam-12" and "Emergency!" collection sold for $3,420.00.
An 1834 slave tag sold for $4,141.00; a John Hancock 1777 signed military commission went for $4,141.00; a Norman Rockwell signed lithograph went for $3,764.00; a late 19th century "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show" advertising poster and "W.F. Cody" signature display went for $3,420.00; a trio of CDV's pertaining to Jesse James sold for $2,826.00; a Samuel L. Clemens handwritten signed letter on his personal stationery went for $2,826.00; an 1882 Sitting Bull cabinet card realized a final price of $2,335.00; a 1792 Alexander Hamilton signed document sold for $2,335.00; a 1987 Mother Teresa signed photo and note card commanded $1,592.00; a 1786 Patrick Henry signed document realized a final price of $1,446.00; and a 1930's Basil Wolverton comic strip sold for $1,315.00.
A circa 1957 Zorro wristwatch mint-in-box went for $1,592.00; a circa 1947 Mickey Mouse wristwatch mint-in-box commanded $1,446.00; a 1949 Porky Pig wristwatch mint-in-box went for $1,315.00; and a 1950's Hopalong Cassidy wristwatch mint-in-box sold for $987.00.
A collection of late 1800's through 2000's Hollywood and sports celebrity signatures (67) sold for $2,122.00; a collection of Hollywood photos (900+) from the 1930's-1990's including 74 signed pieces went for $1,315.00; a 1940's Cary Grant signed 11" x 14" original photo sold for $1,086.00; and a 1940's through 1960's Hollywood stars signed sheet music collection (5) commanded $987.00.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
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