Mastro Auctions, the world's leading Sports and Americana auction house is preparing to conclude its 2006 Classic Collector auction trilogy with an impressive assembly of high-end Sports and Americana items. According to Doug Allen, the October 2006 event will offer one of the best collections in terms of both quantity and quality ever presented in a Classic Collector event. "If there were ever a time to jump in on one of our Classic Collector auctions, this one would be it," said Allen. "The overwhelming success of these events has led to a huge influx of material from all collecting genres. If you're looking for it, chances are we've got it in this auction."
All the lots in the October Classic Collector auction will open with a minimum bid of $100.00. Bidding, conducted entirely over the internet, will begin on October 9 and conclude on October 26. Specific highlights include:
Babe Ruth Single Signed Ball
The grand prize of all autographed baseballs! This unofficial sphere showcases the sweet spot signature of the game's most beloved icon, Babe Ruth. Ruth's black ink signature projects about an "8" in strength. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Champions Team Signed Ball - PSA NM-MT 8
The inclusion of Bert Hamric and Frank Kellert signatures on this ball dates its vintage to the triumphant 1955 season. The ONL (Giles) simply radiates with its bounty of autographs. Don Hoak and Sandy Amoros inked the sweet spot, and the complement is then comprised of Pete Wojey, Walt Moryn, Frank Kellert, Carl Erskine, Ed Roebuck, Joe Black, Clem Labine, Dixie Howell, Carl Furillo, Tom Lasorda, Don Newcombe, Jim Gilliam, George Shuba, Sandy Koufax, Pee Wee Reese, Karl Spooner, Johnny Podres, Jim Hughes, Bert Hamric, Roy Campanella, Chico Fernandez, Duke Snider, Don Bessent, Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, Don Zimmer and Russ Meyer. Conclusively, this ball was signed during Spring Training as Joe Black was dealt to Cincinnati in June while neither Wojey or Chico Fernandez made the team in '55.
Nellie Fox Signed Ball
This OAL (Cronin) baseball was signed and inscribed by the tobacco-chewing Hall of Fame infielder, Nellie Fox. His black marker signature and inscription of "Best Wishes - 9-5-62" grade about "8." LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
Pope Benedict XVI Single Signed Ball
This OML (Selig) ball displays a snow white tone with bold Rawlings and MLB logos, and carries the bright blue ink scripting, "Benedictus XVI", across the sweet spot. His signature projects "perfect 10" strength. The sphere is accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity, dated "29 juin 2006" and written in French, from Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran, Archivist and Librarian of the Holy Roman Church. LOAs from Steve Grad and John Reznikoff/PSA DNA.
1910 E93 Standard Caramel Complete Set (30) on Two Uncut Sheets
The E93 Standard Caramel set is considered by many to be one of the most attractive early caramel issues. This quite possibly unique, complete 30-subject presentation is in the form of two uncut panels of 12 and 18 cards, respectively. These sheets never made it to the final stages of printing, as the reverse side of each panel is blank. The uncut panels include: 1) Two rows of 6 players each (12 players, total) - Row 1: Wiltse, Tinker, Phillippi, Cobb, Chase and Brown; Row 2: Dooin, Collins, Wagner, Young, McGraw, and Griffith; 2) Three rows of 6 players each (18 players, total) - Row 1: Bender, Delehanty, Gibson, Leach, Ames and Waddell; Row 2: Chance, Jones, Coveleskie, Mathewson, Clarke and Pastorious; Row 3: Evers, Jennings, Plank, Lajoie, Joss and Donovan.
1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card - PSA VG 3
This icon of the collecting hobby reveals reasonably sound coloration in its all-important player image. The great Hall of Famer's likeness is bright and the graphic elements are clear. The back is clean with unimpaired legibility. This is a tempting and suitably intact piece that's ideal for the collector-grade1952 Topps set.
1912 T227 Miners Extra "Series of Champions" Ty Cobb - PSA VG 3
An uncommonly vivid illustration, in tandem with a boldly printed reverse design, distinguishes this scarce card depicting the "Champion Batsman, 1911."
Honus Wagner 1920's Professional Model Bat - MEARS A-7
This Zinn Beck bat was turned for Wagner during the Hall of Famer's semi-pro days, contrary to usual chronology came after his Major League career. It's widely documented that Wagner played for the love of the game alone, never demanding a larger stipend and turning down several lucrative offers for barnstorming. Remaining in the Pittsburgh area after the 1917 season; Wagner toiled in semi-pro contests from 1918 through 1924. To his liking, the offered bat measures 33" and carries a 36-1/2-oz. weight. The pronounced center brand resembles those found on the Hillerich & Bradsby models of that era. While the text ("ZINN BECK BAT CO - 100 DIAMOND ACE - GREENVILLE, S. CAROLINA") differs from that found on the Kentucky-based magnate's examples, the font and design are similar. Unique to this model, however, is the barrel stamping, which reads (in block characters) "HANS WAGNER MODEL." Sporting a hand-turned flare knob, the uncracked item shows heavy use. LOAs from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS, John Taube/PSA DNA.
Lou Gehrig 1920's Vault Marked H&B Bat - MEARS A-10
Turned during the early years of Gehrig's legendary career, this particular white ash war club remains one of just two Gehrig bats returned to H&B. It was extracted from that manufacturer's vaults during the 1950s and later displayed at the company's headquarters. The 35-1/2", 34-1/2-oz. model found its way back to Louisville for the purpose of patterning additional models for the tireless first baseman. Uncracked, the flame-treated exemplar shows virtually no diamond use, which narrows its specific status to that of a lathe bat from which additional models were to be patterned. LOAs from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS, John Taube/PSA DNA.
Babe Ruth 1933-44 H&B Game Used Players/Coaches Bat - MEARS A-4.5
Babe Ruth wielded this Hillerich & Bradsby signature model bat during the latter stages of his playing and coaching career. Measuring 34" and carrying a weight of 32-1/2-oz., this white ash model hails from the 1934-1944 labeling period and is small by Ruth standards. But factory records indicate that Ruth did, indeed, order bats as light as 35 ounces-in particular, for the 1935 U.S. Tour of Japan. The hitting treasure exhibits evidence of heavy use. LOAs from Dave Bushing & TroyKinunen/MEARS, John Taube/PSA DNA.
Baseball Game Gear
1962 New York Mets Game Worn Uniform
New York Mets players wore this uniform during the club's woeful inaugural season. Included are: 1) Game Worn Road Jersey - MEARS A-8 - Gray flannel button-down garment with "NEW YORK" arched across the chest in blue-on-orange felt lettering with the number "62" sewn to the back. The sleeves feature a Mets team logo patch and a "NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR" patch (which was added in 1964). A felt strip tag bears an embroidered notation of "10 - 1962," suggesting the jersey was worn by part-time second baseman Rod "Hot Rod" Kanehl. Moderate wear is evident; 2) Game Worn Pants - gray flannel pants with blue trim down the outer side of each leg, a five-button fly and six belt loops on the cotton-lined waistband. The manufacturer's label is accompanied by a strip tag denoting "1962" and a black marker notation of "48" (coach Red Kress). Moderate wear is evident. LOA from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS.
LeRoy Parmelee Early 1940s American Association Game Worn Satin All-Star Uniform - MEARS A-10
LeRoy "Tarzan" Parmelee is most remembered for a feat he accomplished at the Minor League level. In 1932, as a pitcher for the American Associations' Columbus Red Birds, Parmelee authored a 14-1 mound record, good for a .933 winning percentage - the highest in American Association league history. The dominant pitcher donned this American Association All-Star uniform after his return to that level in the early 1940s. Tailored from luxurious satin, the ensemble includes: 1) Game Worn All-Star Jersey - MEARS A-9 - a cream-colored, button-down garment with a five-point star and the letters "AA" sewn to the left breast in blue felt and the imposing figure's number "21" applied to the back in like fashion; 2) Game Worn All-Star Pants - MEARS A-10 - of deep blue satin, the leg wear features white trim down the outer side of each leg, two back pockets with red button flaps, six red belt loops and a white cloth belt with a metal buckle. Within the cotton-lined waistline, a "Wilson" label is accompanied by a size "38" flap tag and a satin strip tag with an embroidered notation of "LeRoy Parmelee." The ensemble exhibits moderate wear. LOA from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS.
Cal Ripken, Jr. 1994 Baltimore Orioles Game Used Batting Helmet
Cal Ripken, Jr. wore this Baltimore Orioles batting helmet during the 1994 campaign. The black plastic shell features a left earflap and the team's "bird" logo decal adhered to the front center. Ripken's since-retired number "8" is adhered to the front of the bill. Solid wear is evident, with scuffmarks throughout. LOA from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS.
1960 Mickey Mantle Four Bats Wire Photo
According to the date-stamping on the reverse by Newspaper Enterprise Association (N.E.A.), this EX/MT, 7" x 9" photo of a smiling Mickey Mantle clutching a quartet of bats was distributed during the 1960 pre-season.
Ted Williams Photograph by George Woodruff
Boston-area photographer George Woodruff took many well-known shots of Ted Williams in the 1950's, with some of Woodruff's work appearing in root-beer advertising and Williams' 1959 Fleer set. Here, Ted poses at Fenway Park during his later years with the Red Sox. He stares solemnly ahead and clutches a bat, the knob of which reveals a prominent notation of Williams' legendary uniform number "9."
Al Kaline Rookie-Era Original Photograph
This classic shot captures a young Al Kaline in exquisite focus, completing his powerful swing against the backdrop of desolate Briggs Stadium. The glossy, 6" x 8-3/4" photo exhibits an EX/MT appearance. It is adhered to a white backing board in a vintage style along with a typewritten caption identifying the year as Kaline's breakout season of 1955.
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig "Arms" News Service Photograph
These are the non-steroid-enhanced arms that meted out a combined 1,207 fence-clearing blasts back when the term "juice" still meant a fruit drink. It was the Christy Walsh Syndicate that produced and disseminated this 8" x 10" promotional shot of Ruth and Gehrig's guns. Condition of the photo is VG/EX to EX.
"Bustin' Babes" and "Larrupin' Lou's" Photo Signed by Babe Ruth
Forming barnstorming teams named the "Bustin' Babes" and the "Larrupin' Lou's," this dynamic duo broadened baseball's horizons by acting as athletes/entertainers. This vintage photo portrays the pair and showcases Ruth's bold signature. Both players' facsimile signatures and inscriptions of "Yours Truly" accompany their images, with Ruth having added his actual penning just below. The autograph shows about in "8-9" strength. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
1955 Cy Young Signed Letter - Fantastic Baseball Content!
Who better to solicit pitching advice from than the winningest pitcher of all time - Cy Young. That's what a fan did in 1955, with Young responding in this one-page letter. In the correspondence (dictated by Young but penned in another person's handwriting), the Hall of Famer reveals there is no simple explanation for greatness! The letter is neatly signed "Cy Young" ("8") in blue ink. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
1945 Chicago Cubs Signed Original Artwork at Spring Training in 1947
An unsung hero for five decades, Otis Shepard (at least his work) was enjoyed by millions. In the capacity of the Chicago Cubs "Art Director," Shepard designed program covers, billboards and even uniforms for both the big league team and for combatants in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Offered here is an original piece designed by the renowned artist and signed by 42 members of the 1947 club-the majority of which played on the '45 pennant-winning squad, the North Siders' last. The black ink signatures show "9-10" (mostly "10") strength and include: Bauers, Block, Borowy, Cavarretta, Chipman, Dallessandro, Erickson, Gallagher (General Manager), Grimm (Mgr), Hack, Hanyzewski, D. Johnson, R. Johnson (coach), Jurges, Kush, Lade, Lee, Lewis (Traveling Secretary), Livingston, Lotshaw (trainer), Lowrey, Maddern, McCall, McCullough, Merullo, Meyer, Nicholson, Pafko, Parker, Pawelek, Prim, Rickert, Scheffing, Schenz, Schmitz, Smith (coach), Stock (coach), Sturgeon, Waitkus, Williams, Wyse and one other scripting. The well-preserved piece remains in EX/MT condition. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA and LOA from James Spence Authentication.
1958 NFL Championship Program
Fittingly dubbed "The Greatest Game Ever Played," the 1958 NFL championship did wonders for the sport's popularity while putting Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas on the map. Offered is an official program issued for that historic spectacle on December 28 at Yankee Stadium. This 32-page guide is filled with black-and-white images of the combatants, as well as team statistics and historical data.
Rare 1960s Wilson "The Duke" Official NFL Football
This official 1960s Wilson football presents an impeccable overall appearance with negligible toning affecting the laces. All of the appropriate stampings are present, and the rare pigskin exhibits NM condition throughout.
Impressive Super Bowl III, IV and V Pennant Collection (4)
These 29-1/4"-long felt remembrances hail from Super Bowls III, IV and V (2), and all four of the brightly colored and well-preserved streamers exhibit about NM condition. The heat pressed characters and graphics are wholly intact, and the Super Bowl III and IV items still have their original tassels.
"Four Horsemen of Notre Dame" Cut Signatures Display
The signatures of Jim Crowley, Don Miller, Elmer Layden and Harry Stuhldreher are scripted on cut sheets. Crowley, Miller and Stuhldreher's blue ballpoint autographs project "10" strength, while Layden's attractive black fountain pen hand reveals "9-10" quality. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
Wilt Chamberlain Signed "100 Point Game" Black-and-White Photo
This black-and-white photo shows Chamberlain wearing his Philadelphia Warriors jersey mere moments after his March 2, 1962 100-point effort. The signature is boldly and largely scripted, and the legend's black marker autograph projects "perfect 10" strength. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA and LOA from James Spence Authentication.
James Naismith Signed Card and His Personal Copy of the 1920 Rule Book!
In 1891, James Naismith was studying at Springfield College in Massachusetts and was asked by his physical education instructor to develop an indoor activity that would keep the students active and provide an alternative to calisthenics. The game Naismith devised was basketball. Here are two mementos from the father of hoops! Includes: 1) Signed Card - card with a color image of opposing players facing each other and the word "Basketball" at the top border. The item is signed "Started in 1891 with 13 rules now with 135 - James Naismith Lawrence Kans 1939" ("10") in black fountain pen. 2) Rule Book - Naismith's copy of basketball's 1919-1920 rulebook. The hardcover edition has the name "DR. JAMES NAISMITH" in gold lettering on the front cover, along with the handwritten dates "19-20" and "1920." LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA and LOA from James Spence Authentication.
Pair of Celtics/Lakers Rivalry Signed Photos (2)
Offered are autographed displays celebrating the NBA's most intense rivalries. Respectively captured by renowned artists Stephen Holland and Steve Parson, these framed works depict: 1) Wilt Chamberlain/Bill Russell - the black-and-white artist's rendition captures Russell attempting to fend off Chamberlain on his way to the hoop. The autographs project "10" in strength; 2) Magic Johnson/Larry Bird - entitled "NBA Kings," this colorful glicée shows the familiar images of Johnson and Bird, with each of their silver paint pen scriptings ("10") accompanying their images. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
1938 Max Schmeling Signed New York State Boxing License Application for Joe Louis Heavyweight Championship Fight
Three days before his storied rematch bout against world heavyweight champion Joe Louis, Max Schmeling sought to renew his boxing license. This is the actual State of New York renewal application that was filled out and signed by Schmeling. The applicant's signature is featured at lower right, and the black ink scripting projects "10" strength. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
Oscar De La Hoya Bout Worn Trunks
These trunks were worn by middleweight boxing phenom Oscar De La Hoya during one of his legendary bouts. Red, blue and green lettering stitched to the waistband reads "DE LA HOYA." The Mexican-American champ pronounces his nationalism with one half of the shorts exhibiting an American flag motif, and the other half displaying a Mexican flag representation. Overall light wear is still evident. LOA from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS.
1938 Jack Johnson Signed Letter
This brief typewritten message bears the lavish and largely scripted autograph of the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World, pugilist legend Jack Johnson (1878-1946). The boxing great signed the letter with a sizeable black ink inscription that projects "perfect 10" strength. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
1980 "Miracle on Ice" Team Signed Photo
This telling celebratory shot captures the squad's unparalleled high experienced following their improbable triumph on the ice. Among the blue Sharpie signatures ("10") are those of coach Herb Brooks, Neal Broten (inscribed "9"), Dave Christian, Jim Craig, Mike Eruzione, Mark Johnson ("10"), Rob McClanahan, Jack O'Callahan, Mark Pavelich, Eric Strobel, Bob Suter, Phil Verchota and Mark Wells. The NM-condition keepsake has a handwritten, limited-edition notation of "212/500" and a holographic sticker from All American Collectibles, Inc. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
Scarce 1930s Philadelphia Arrows Hockey Programs (4)
Long before the American Hockey League was formed at the start of the 1940/41 season, its predecessor was the Canadian-American Hockey League. This league lasted from the 1926/27 season until the 1935/36 season, when they along with the International Hockey league became the International American Hockey League. After four seasons of operation under this title, they changed the name and became the American Hockey League that exists to this day. These four early programs are from the 1931/32 Philadelphia Arrows of the original Canadian-American Hockey League that includes: 1) 11/18/31 vs. New Haven Eagles; 2) 12/12/31 vs. Providence Reds; 3) 1/27/32 vs. Boston Bruin Cubs; and 4) 3/2/32 vs. Boston Bruin Cubs.
Phenomenal Guy Lafleur 1979 "Victor Award" Trophy
This Victor Award was presented to hockey legend Guy Lafleur in 1979. The gleaming, gold plated exemplar is widely regarded as the sporting equivalent of an Academy Award. It is annually bestowed in recognition of outstanding athletic achievements. Phenomenal overall NM condition.
Wayne Gretzky Signed Memorabilia Collection (4)
Included are: 1) Signed "Final Farewell" Framed Photo - this color photo print reveals the on-ice tribute to "The Great One" before the Rangers/Penguins contest at Madison Square Garden on April 18, 1999. In blue Sharpie, Gretzky's signature and inscription of "99 - 4/18/99" projects perfect "10" strength; 2) Signed Upper Deck Display - an Upper Deck "BE A PLAYER" Gretzky card is signed in black Sharpie ("10," inscribed "99"); 3) Piece of 1982/83 Game Used Hockey Stick - a small, evenly cut piece of Gretzky's Titan TPM sick used during the 1982/83 campaign is displayed next to a certificate of authenticity; 4) Signed 1987 Stanley Cup Replica - this silver-hued metal keepsake is a miniature version of the Stanley Cup secured by Gretzky and Co. in 1987. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
1961 JFK Inaugural Invitation
This special invitation was issued to Mrs. Henry Perry on the occasion of John F. Kennedy's 1961 presidential inauguration. The invitation features a gilt-embossed seal above a dozen lines of boldly printed text. EX to EX/MT condition. Also included is the original postage-stamped envelope (VG).
Extremely Rare 1960 Jumbo 6" Nixon Anti-JFK Pinback
Nixon supporters in 1960 had plenty to say against the Democratic opposition, and the gigantic 6"-diameter surface of this almost never-seen lapel weight gave them all the room they needed to shout their points. The anti-Kennedy souvenir came equipped with a reverse-side cardboard insert and small pinback anchor to facilitate wearing.
Very Desirable Jumbo 4" 1960 JFK "Our Next President" Pinback
Many examples of this jumbo pinback have a faded or even washed-out appearance, but the offered specimen features intensely vivid colors. The design and large size make these pictorial pins a favorite among JFK collectors.
World War II Recovered Japanese National Flag
This Japanese national flag was not waved by a battle regiment, but rather given to an individual soldier or pilot (in some cases, a Kamikaze fighter) as a good-luck memento for upcoming missions. The Japanese characters typically entailed poetry, prayers and fond wishes, and there are also red stampings near the top right and top left corners depicting a soldier at attention beside a flagpole. VG/EX condition.
Apollo XI Crew Signed Photo - Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins
The crew of the Apollo 11 moon mission-Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, has signed this stellar 8" x 10" color photo. All three men used black marker to autograph the EX/MT image, with the scriptings from Aldrin and Collins strongly projecting "9" in strength. Armstrong's autograph rates "5". Accentuating the piece are two inscriptions pertaining to the historic mission-"Apollo XI LMP July 16-24, 1969" penned beneath Aldrin's name and "Apollo XI CMP July 16-24, 1969" beneath Collins' penmanship. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
"The Three Stooges" Cut Signature - PSA/DNA MINT 9
No matter how many pie fights or eye pokes they may have endured, The Three Stooges never lost their appeal to certain segments of society. Presented is an approximately 3-1/2" x 4-7/16" yellow sheet of paper signed in blue ink by the most beloved incarnation of the comedy trio-Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard.
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Signed Album Pages Display
Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball used black and blue ink (respectively) to script their names to two individual album pages. The pages present at the EX level. The signatures merit "9" assessments and are matted with a vintage, EX/MT condition, black-and-white image of the couple. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
1947 Clark Gable Signed Check
Clark Gable is perhaps best remembered as Rhett Butler in Gone With The Wind. Presented is one of Gable's personal checks, dated September 10, 1947 and drawn on the Security First National Bank of Los Angeles, from their Hollywood and Highland branch. The document boldly features his pre-printed name, "CLARK GABLE." The star has placed a strong and legible signature ("8") in black ink on the appropriate line. Overall EX/MT appearance. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
"The Honeymooners" Completely Signed Cast Photo
The Kramdens and the Nortons spent a lot of time in the kitchen of Ralph's Bensonhurst apartment, so it's appropriate that this well-known publicity photo captures The Honeymooners in that familiar setting. All four principal cast members have signed the black-and-white image in either blue or black Sharpie: Jackie Gleason (Ralph), Art Carney (Norton), Audrey Meadows (Alice) and Joyce Randolph (Trixie). All four autographs are boldly penned and project "10" in strength against the NM 8" x 10" photo. LOA from SteveGrad/PSA DNA.
1954 Marilyn Monroe Advertising Pin-Up Poster
Here it is-the pose that gave birth to the legend. Marilyn Monroe is shown in all her glory while reclining against a velvety red-draped backdrop. This relatively innocent pose, taken in 1951, was used for various advertising campaigns in the 1950s including this one for Salvo Auto Parts in Essex, Maryland. It was also used as the first Playboy centerfold in December 1953!
Walt Disney 1949 Signed Bank Check - PSA/DNA MINT 9
This Bank of America check, drawn on the Vermont-Melbourne Branch account of Walter E. Disney was used by the great animator to transfer funds from one of his own accounts to another, and has been signed in his artistic hand. The check is dated May 5, 1949 and made payable to "Walt Disney - Special Acct." in the amount of "$375.00." LOAs from Steve Grad and John Reznikoff/PSA DNA.
Extremely Rare 1933/34 "Betty Boop" Candy Bar Wrapper - First Distributed at the Chicago World's Fair!
This rare Betty Boop candy wrapper from the Schutter-Johnson Candy Corp. of Brooklyn and Chicago was originally discovered in an old frame, with a handwritten notation on the reverse that read, "Betty Boop candy bar wrapper from candy bar bought for me by Aunt Mae and Uncle Paul at Chicago World's Fair when I was 11 years old."
1888 N2 Allen and Ginter "American Indian Chiefs" Complete Set (50)
Each card has been graded or assessed by PSA. This splendid release is one of the most universally treasured 19th Century tobacco insert card series ever produced. Resonant with historical flavor, its 50 artistically rendered portraits reveal Native American personages in striking and vibrant color lithography. Includes: Graded PSA NM 7: 1 card, Chief Gall; PSA EX-MT 6: 2 cards; PSA EX 5: 13 cards w/Chief Joseph, Geronimo, Sitting Bull, Noon Day and Red Cloud; PSA EX 5 (MK): 1 card; PSA VG-EX 4: 14 cards; PSA VG 3: 4 cards; PSA VG 3 (MK): 1 card; PSA GD 2: 12 cards. Ungraded Cards - Great War Chief (ALT) and Young Whirlwind (TRM).
1944 R59 Gum Inc. "American Beauties" Complete Set (24)
These beautiful collectibles reveal some of the most beloved "Good Girl" pin-up artwork ever seen. Fifteen cards have been graded by PSA. Includes: Graded PSA NM-MT 8: 3 cards w/A Good Hook-Up, Caught In The Draft, and Out On A Limb; PSA NM 7: 5 cards w/A Live Wire (MC), Ankles Aweigh, Figures Don't Lie, On De-Fence and Thar She Blows; PSA EX-MT 6: 4 cards w/French Dressing, Miss-Placed Confidence, No Stares! And Short On Sails; PSA EX 5: 2 cards w/Sitting Pretty and Weight Control; PSA VG 3: 1 card, Free Wheeling.
1888 N78 Duke "Histories of Generals" Booklets Complete Set (50)
This edition is rarely offered as a complete set and is one of the hobby's most popular 19th Century non-sports issues.The functionally designed "Generals" booklets contain mini-biographies of the War's most prominent figures with, in a number of cases, entries narrated by the history makers, themselves! The gallery includes: Banks, Beauregard, Bragg, Breckinridge, Burell, Burnside, Butler (missing staple), Early, Ewell, Farragut, Foote, Forrest, Garfield, Gordon, U.S. Grant, Hancock, Hill, Hood, Hooker, Howard, T.J. Jackson, R.E. Lee, Logan, Longstreet, McClellan, McDowell, Meade, Morgan, Polk (punch hole), Porter, Price, Rosecrans, Sheridan, Sherman, Sigel, Smith and Stuart.
1935 R48-2 Gum, Inc. "Film Funnies" (With Names) PSA-Graded Complete Set (24) Plus Wrapper
These clever gum cards depict Hollywood superstars of the 1930's in entertaining, comical drawings. This is the much scarcer version of the production, wherein the famous, period celebrities featured are identified by name captions on each card. The offered complete set includes: Graded PSA NM-MT 8: 6 cards w/#'s 5 C. Marx, and 6 Cagney; PSA NM 7: 7 cards w/#'s 3 Durante, 11 Loy, 14 Farina, 21 Gable and 23 Cantor; PSA EX-MT 6: 3 cards w/#'s 2 Hardy, 12 Garbo and 22 Crosby; PSA VG-EX 4: 3 cards w/#'s 1 Fields; PSA VG 3: 2 cards w/#'s 13 West; PSA Authentic: 3 cards. An eye-catching and rare 1¢ Film Funnies pack wrapper is included.
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About Mastro Auctions, Inc.
Mastro Auctions of Burr Ridge, Ill., is part of the Silkroad Equity family of companies. It is the leading high value collectibles auction company. The company has sold many of the most famous and valuable sports and Americana collectibles ever offered to the public, including the most expensive baseball card in history, the T206 Honus Wagner which sold for nearly $1.3 million, Norman Rockwell's "The Dugout" for $355,000, Roger Maris' 1961 jersey he wore when he hit home run #61 for $302,000, the bus Rosa Parks rode on when she refused to stand for segregation for nearly $500,000 and the famous Steve Bartman Cubs foul ball for over $100,000.