Laguna Niguel, Calif. (July 27, 2009) - Industry leader SCP Auctions sold the world's oldest baseball card - 1869 Peck & Snyder Cincinnati Red Stockings trade card for $51,121 in their July 23 online auction. The first baseball card ever produced was authenticated by PSA and highlighted SCP Auctions summer online auction, which netted $1.5 million.
"Once again, our clients have proven that demand for sports collectibles across the entire market remains strong," said David Kohler, president of SCP Auctions.. "Whether it's a high grade tobacco card, autographed Ruth item, or something a little more modern, we saw great participation in our sale at every level."
"We certainly appreciate the passion our clients show for the material in our sales," added Kohler. "We'll continue our goal of delivering high-quality auctions with a wide variety of material for all ranges of collectors."
Additional card highlights include a 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Lenox Brown Back ($20,714), 1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson PSA FR 1.5 ($8,488), 1915 Cracker Jack #103 Joe Jackson PSA NM-MT 8 ($42,517) and a T210 Old Mill Series 8 Joe Jackson PSA GOOD 2 ($85,594), which was the second highest price realized in the sale.
More card results included a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA MINT 9 (o/c) ($43,942), High Grade 1952 Bowman Baseball Complete Set ($10,630), 1960 Topps Complete Set all PSA 8 NM-MT ($23,386), 1954 Dan Dee Complete Set with PSA NM-MT 8 Mantle ($9,905), 1952 Topps #2 Pete Runnels PSA MINT 9 ($17,119) and a 1948 Leaf #5 Satchell Paige PSA EX 5 ($8,488).
SCP Auctions' memorabilia line up was headlined by a 1925-30 Babe Ruth Louisville Slugger Professional Model Bat graded MEARS A9 ($87,864), NBA 50 Greatest Basketball Players Legends Edition signed lithograph #15/50 ($62,249), 1917-19 Ty Cobb sidewritten Louisville Slugger Professional Model Bat graded MEARS A9.5 ($31,944), Stan Musial's 1955 All-Star Game Winning Home Run Bat ($42,517) and Michael Jordan's 1989-90 Game Worn Road Jersey ($31,127).
SCP Auctions is currently accepting consignments for their next Internet auction event.Call (800) 350-2273 for more information on how to participate or visit www.scpauctions.com.