Collectors nationwide competed aggressively for an eclectic array of quality sports cards and memorabilia offered in the latest internet exclusive auction conducted by the Sotheby's/SCP Auctions partnership. The sale, which featured over 1,200 lots, closed on September 14, 2007 with strong prices throughout, contributing to a sales total topping $2.6 million. David Kohler, President & CEO of SCP Auctions, said: "We are thrilled with the response to this sale. The diversity and quality of the material attracted a broad range of collectors. The competition was strong throughout most categories resulting in a number of record prices." The results were particularly strong within the card portion of the sale, which included nearly every vintage baseball issue ever produced including early tobacco cards, Goudeys, Play Balls, early Topps and early Bowmans, in addition to football, boxing and non-sports issues. Some of the card highlights include;

Pre-War Cards:

1888-89 N173 ROGER CONNOR DOGS HEAD CABINET - $25,960
19TH CENTURY BOXING CARD COLLECTION OF 34, MAINLY S. F. HESS - $39,016
1909 E92 CROFT'S COCOA TY COBB PSA 1 P-F - $5,381
1909-11 T206 BILL O'HARA (ST. LOUIS) PSA 4 VG-EX - $8,878
1909-11 T206 BUNK CONGALTON PSA 8 NM-MT (1 OF 2) - $8,367
1909-11 T206 EDDIE PLANK PSA 2 GD - $25,065
1909-11 T206 RAY DEMMITT (ST. LOUIS) PSA 4 VG-EX - $11,817
1909-11 T206 TY COBB (GREEN PORTRAIT) PSA 7 NM - $34,073
1909-11 T206 LOT OF 370 DIFFERENT INCLUDING 65 HALL OF FAMERS - $37,566
1910-11 M116 SPORTING LIFE TY COBB PSA 8 NM-MT - $12,135
1910-11 M116 SPORTING LIFE HONUS WAGNER PSA 8 NM-MT - $14,664
1911 T3 TURKEY RED #11 BILL DAHLEN, BROOKLYN PSA 6 EX-MT - $11,136
1913 T200 FATIMA CLEVELAND INDIANS W/ JOE JACKSON PSA 7 NM - $11,817
1915 CRACKER JACK #57 WALTER JOHNSON PSA 9 MINT (1 of 4) - $31,989
1933 GOUDEY #128 CHUCK KLEIN PSA 9 MINT (1of 4) - $15,352

Post-War Cards:

1948 LEAF FOOTBALL LOT OF 76 DIFFERENT - $11,136
1949 BOWMAN BASEBALL COMPLETE SET OF 240 PLUS 11 VARIATIONS - $10,270
1950 BOWMAN #98 TED WILLIAMS PSA 8 NM-MT - $3,341
1951 BOWMAN #116 BRUCE EDWARDS PSA 9 MINT (1 of 1) - $6,622
1951 BOWMAN #253 MICKEY MANTLE ROOKIE PSA 6 EX-MT - $11,817
1951 BOWMAN #305 WILLIE MAYS ROOKIE PSA 9 MINT - $78,832
1958 HIRES ROOT BEER COMPLETE SET OF 66 WITH TABS - $8,667
1961 PETERS MEATS TWINS COMPLETE SET OF 26 WITH FULL PACKAGING - $5,381
1974 TOPPS HIGH GRADE PSA GRADED DECKLE EDGE BASEBALL NEAR SET - $12,999

The Memorabilia category of the sale, which included items from the collections of Casey Stengel and All-Star catcher Del Crandall, offered a wide array of autographed items, game used bats, trophies and awards, programs, advertising pieces, pennants, tickets, and a large selection of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and New York Yankee items. It should come as no surprise that items related to the New York Yankees generated some of the most aggressive bidding wars, with single signed baseballs from Lou Gehrig ($50,230) and Babe Ruth ($38,884) garnering the highest prices of any memorabilia lots in the sale.

Other Memorabilia Highlights Include:

1894 SPAULDING PRESENTATION BAT - $11,630
DAZZY VANCE SIGNED BASEBALL - PSA/DNA GRADED 7 W/ LOA FROM VANCE - $14,298
1930 AUTOGRAPH ALBUM W/ 21 HOFERS - RUTH, GEHRIG, JOHNSON, FOXX, ETC. - $8,878
1932 WORLD SERIES GAME 3 FULL UNUSED TICKET (BABE RUTH'S CALLED SHOT) - $8,667
BABE RUTH SINGLE SIGNED BASEBALL - PSA/DNA GRADED 7.5 - $38,884
1964 HARMON KILLEBREW SULTAN OF SWAT AWARD - $30,466
1979 PITTSBURGH PIRATES WORLD SERIES FULL-SIZE TROPHY - $25,066
STENGEL COLLECTION - 1952 AMER. LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAM SIGNED BASEBALL - $5,067
STENGEL COLLECTION - 1956 BASEBALL MANAGER OF THE YEAR TROPHY - $8,367
LOU GEHRIG SINGLE SIGNED OFFICIAL AL (HARRIDGE) BASEBALL - $50,230
MANTLE, DIMAGGIO & WILLIAMS SIGNED BASEBALL - $5,573
1950's PHIL RIZZUTO SIGNED COCA-COLA ADVERTISING DISPLAY - $4,974
ELSTON HOWARD'S 1962 WORLD CHAMPION NEW YORK YANKEE ROLEX WATCH - $11,817
1984-85 EDMONTON OILERS STANLEY CUP PRESENTATION TROPHY - $15,352
ST. LOUIS RAMS 2000 SUPER BOWL XXXIV LOMBARDI TROPHY - $8,667

A complete listing of prices realized from the September 14, 2007 Internet Auction is available online at www.scpauctions.com. Sotheby's/SCP Auctions is currently accepting consignments for their forthcoming December, 2007 Internet Auction as well as their April, 2008 Live Auction in New York. For more information on how to participate in these exciting auction events call (800) 350-2273 or visit SCP Auctions online at www.scpauctions.com.