Legacy Sports Rarities of Traverse City, Michigan has just put the finishing touches on their "Summer 2010 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 818 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, and legendary Hall-of-Famer issues. Bidding will begin on July 31st, 2010 and will end on August 21st, 2010. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on July 26th, 2010. An online preview, at www.legacyrarities.com, will begin on July 24th, 2010.

Highlights of the auction include:

Featured Items:

  • 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Cap Anson (NM+) – Finest graded example.
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Walter Johnson "Hands at Chest" (PSA 8)
  • 1910 E98 Christy Mathewson (NM) – Finest graded example.
  • 1910 Tip Top Bread Honus Wagner (EX+)
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Christy Mathewson (PSA 8)
  • 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets #9 Ty Cobb "Checklist Back – Offer" (EX/NM) – Finest graded example.
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triplefolder – Fast Work at Third – Cobb/O'Leary (PSA 8)
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triplefolder – Good Play at Third – Cobb/Moriarity (PSA 8)
  • 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle (PSA 8)
  • 1953 Glendale Meats Art Houtteman (PSA 8) – Finest graded example.

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1887 N172 Old Judge Nash/Radbourn "Tagging Radbourn, 'Nash, 3rd B., Boston'" (NM+)
  • 1887 N172 Old Judge Amos Rusie "Pitching - Right Hand Head High, 'Indianapolis'" (PSA 6)
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Jack Chesbro (PSA 8)
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Miller Huggins "Hands At Mouth" (PSA 8)
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Addie Joss "Pitching" (PSA 8)
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Nap Lajoie "With Bat" (PSA 8)
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Zack Wheat (PSA 8)
  • 1910 P2 Sweet Caporal Pins Eddie Collins "Small Letters" (PSA 9)
  • 1910 P2 Sweet Caporal Pins Christy Mathewson "Small Letters" (PSA 9)
  • 1911 Diamond Gum Pins Honus Wagner (PSA 7)
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triplefolder - Catching Him Napping - Bresnahan/Oakes (PSA 8)
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triplefolder - Chief Bender Waiting for a Good One - Bender/Thomas (PSA 8)
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triplefolder - Fast Work at Third - Cobb/O'Leary (NM+)
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triplefolder - Just Before The Battle - Jennings/McGraw (PSA 8)
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triplefolder - Ty Cobb Steals Third - Cobb/Jennings (EX/NM)
  • 1913 T200 Fatima Boston Americans (PSA 7)
  • 1913 T200 Fatima Chicago Americans (PSA 7)
  • 1913 T200 Fatima Detroit Americans (PSA 6)
  • 1913 T200 Fatima New York Nationals (PSA 7)
  • 1924 Mrs. Sherlock's Bread Pins Ty Cobb (PSA 8)
  • 1932 US Caramel #1 Eddie Collins (NM/MT+)
  • 1932 US Caramel #4 Bill Terry (NM/MT)
  • 1932 US Caramel #5 Earl B. Combs (NM/MT+)
  • 1932 US Caramel #6 William "Bill" Dickey (NM/MT)
  • 1932 US Caramel #8 Charles "Chick" Hafey (NM/MT)
  • 1932 US Caramel #11 Rogers "Rajah" Hornsby (NM/MT)
  • 1932 US Caramel #12 Mickey Cochrane (NM/MT)
  • 1932 US Caramel #14 Ty Cobb (NM/MT+)
  • 1932 US Caramel #18 Anthony "Tony" Lazzeri (NM/MT)
  • 1932 US Caramel #27 Robert "Lefty" Grove (NM/MT)
  • A spectacular assortment of numerous, high-quality 1932 US Caramel cards. Many are the finest SGC graded examples.
  • 1933 Goudey #49 Frank Frisch (NM/MT)
  • 1933 Goudey #223 Dizzy Dean (NM/MT)
  • Several finest graded 1933 Uncle Jack's Candy Hall-of-Famers.
  • Many high-grade, low pop 1934-36 Batter-Up Hall-of-Famers.
  • 1934 Goudey #1 Jimmy Foxx (NM/MT+)
  • 1934 Goudey #6 Dizzy Dean (NM/MT)
  • 1935 Diamond Stars #50 Mel Ott (MINT)
  • 1935 Diamond Stars #54 Hank Greenberg "Greenburg" (PSA 8)
  • 1935 Diamond Stars #77 Charlie Gehringer (PSA 9)
  • 1936 Diamond Stars #99 Pie Traynor (PSA 8)
  • 1936 Diamond Stars #108 Walter Berger (PSA 8)

Post-War Baseball:

  • An outstanding selection of 1948-49 Leaf cards – including many short-prints, a #3 Babe Ruth (NM/MT+), and #8 Satchel Paige (PSA 4).
  • Dozens of low pop, PSA 9 Topps and Bowman set registry cards from the 1940's, 1950's, 1960's, and 1970's.
  • 1950 Bowman #98 Ted Williams (PSA 9)
  • 1953 Bowman Color #32 Stan Musial (MINT)
  • 1953 Bowman Color #59 Mickey Mantle (MINT)
  • 1953 Bowman Color #114 Bob Feller (NM/MT+)
  • An amazing selection of rare, high-grade 1953 Glendale Meats cards – including several NM/MT examples.
  • 1954 Bowman #66 Ted Williams (PSA 8)
  • 1954-56 Spic and Span Braves Compete Set
  • 1955 Johnston Cookies Complete Panel Set
  • 1955 Topps #47 Hank Aaron (MINT)
  • 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax (PSA 8.5)
  • 1956 Topps #31 Hank Aaron (MINT)
  • 1957 Topps Checklist 1/2 "Big Blony" (PSA 8)
  • 1958 Topps #2 Bob Lemon "Yellow Team Letters" (PSA 8)
  • 1958 Topps #187 Sandy Koufax (PSA 9)
  • 1959 Topps #561 Hank Aaron "All Star" (PSA 9)
  • 1964 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle (MINT)
  • 1966 Topps #1 Willie Mays (PSA 9)
  • 1966 Topps #100 Sandy Koufax (MINT)
  • 1968 Topps #250 Carl Yastrzemski (PSA 10)
  • 1972 Topps #49 Willie Mays (PSA 10)
  • Dozens of key PSA and SGC graded MINT Hall-of-Famer and rookie cards from the 1950's, 1960's, and 1970's.
  • An incredible selection of 68 different lots featuring cards from the #2 Al Kaline Master Set on the PSA registry. Highlights include: 1954 Topps rookie card (PSA 9), 1958 Topps "Yellow Name" variety (PSA 9), the extremely rare 1967 Topps Punch-Out (PSA 8), 1960 Topps #50 (PSA 9), 1962 Topps #150 (PSA 9), and the 1965 Bazooka Hand Cut Panel #34/35/36 Kaline/Boyer/Davis (PSA 10).

Football:

  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #35 Knute Rockne (NM/MT+)
  • One of the finest known groups of 1948 Leafs – including Doak Walker (NM/MT+), Bob Waterfield "Black Name on Front" (NM/MT+), Sammy Baugh (NM/MT), and close to 30 individual cards in NM/MT or better.
  • Several PSA 9 1951 Bowman cards – including a pop 1 #25 Doak Walker.
  • 1952 Bowman Large #17 Y.A. Tittle (PSA 8)
  • 1952 Bowman Large #30 Sammy Baugh (PSA 8)
  • 1955 Topps All-American #16 Knute Rockne (GEM)
  • A wonderful selection of 1962 Post Cereal cards – including many finest-graded short-prints.

Other Sports:

  • 1932 US Caramel #3 Bobby Jones (NM/MT)
  • 1932 US Caramel #15 Eugene "Gene" Tunney (NM/MT)
  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #24 Howie Morenz "Hockey" (NM/MT)
  • 1933 V357 World Wide Ice Kings #13 King Clancy (PSA 8)
  • 1933 V357 World Wide Ice Kings #22 Ace Bailey (PSA 8)
  • 1953 Parkhurst #27 Jean Beliveau (NM/MT)
  • An outstanding selection of 1958 Topps hockey cards – including #66 Bobby Hull rookie card (NM).
  • 1957 Topps Basketball #49 Walt Davis (PSA 9) – The only PSA 9.
  • 1928 Chuchman's Famous Golfers #8 Tom Morris "Large" (NM/MT)
  • Several low-pop 1933 Sport Kings – including #11 Charles Jewtraw (PSA 8), #23 Vincent Richards (PSA 8), #26 James Wedell (the only PSA 9), #28 Jimmy Doolittle (NM/MT), and #33 Eddie Burke (NM/MT).

Non-Sports:

  • A complete high-grade set, offered individually, of the classic 1933 National Chicle Dare Devils issue.
  • A complete high-grade set, offered individually, of the popular 1937 Ripley's Believe It or Not issue.
  • 19 different, high-grade PSA certified 1935 Mickey Mouse cards.
  • Over 30 different, NM/MT and MINT PSA/SGC certified 1938 Horrors of War cards – including #277 Hitler's Border Tour Raises War Scare (PSA 8) and #286 Chamberlain Meets Hitler in Peace Effort (PSA 8).
  • Several high-grade PSA certified 1940 Lone Ranger cards – as well as three of the premium issues and the premium advertisement.
  • Over 30 different PSA 8 or better 1940 Superman cards – including high numbers.
  • Several PSA 8 1941 War Gum cards.
  • An incredibly high-grade set, offered individually, of the 1948 Leaf Pirates issue.

Full color catalogs are available free of charge, either by calling Legacy at (231) 922-8037, or through their website at www.legacyrarities.com. Online registration can also be done at www.legacyrarities.com.

Many of the lots will be on display at the Legacy Sports Rarities booth (# 524) at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, Maryland from August 4, 2010 to August 8, 2010. Additionally, lots are available to be viewed in person at Legacy's Traverse City, Michigan office. Viewing is by appointment only and anyone interested should call (231) 922-8037.

Legacy's next auction is scheduled for early 2011. Consignments for the sale are currently being accepted. Preferred commission rates and cash advances are available to early consignors. Anyone interested in having their items included in the auction should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.

Legacy Sports Rarities was formed in 2002 by veteran dealer Greg Bussineau. Bussineau originally founded Superior Sportcard in 1982, and Superior Sports Auctions in 1996. Superior Sports Auctions was acquired by Collectors Universe in 1999, upon agreement that Bussineau would stay on and run the company for three years. At the end of this period, Bussineau went back into business for himself and formed Legacy Sports Rarities.

In addition to buying and selling many of the most important sportscards ever produced, Bussineau has been instrumental in helping to assemble some of the greatest sportscard collections in history. He was chosen to auction off the personal memorabilia collection of basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Sharman, as well as the personal sportscard collection of PSA founder David Hall. Bussineau was also one of three people who helped to formulate the original grading standards employed by PSA - the world's largest independent sportscard third-party grading and authentication service.

Legacy Sports Rarities · PO Box 6047 ·Traverse City MI 49696

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