Legacy Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Winter 2011 catalog/internet auction event. Concluded on Saturday, January 29th, the auction generated total prices realized of $524,520. There were 3,904 registered bidders, 275 active bidders, and 124 different winning bidders. A total of 329 lots were featured, of which 320 (97.3%) sold. There were 2,713 bids placed, for an average of 8.2 bids per lot.

The following five lots achieved the highest prices realized:



  1. Lot 82 - 1932 US Caramel #26 Lou Gehrig NM/MT --$20,640
  2. Lot 14 - 1952 Bowman Large Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 6.65) -- $15,120
  3. Lot 10 - 1948 Leaf Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 5.84) -- $11,400
  4. Lot 147 - 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 -- $11,100
  5. Lot 2 - 1953 Topps Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 6.09) -- $10,440

The following five lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 246 - 1957-58 Topps Basketball #62 Harry Gallatin NM/MT -- 27 bids
  2. Lot 10 - 1948 Leaf Football Complete PSA Graded Set -- 26 bids
  3. Lot 322 - 1940 Superman #51 Superman vs. the Spies NM -- 26 bids
  4. Lot 304 - 1940 Lone Ranger #42 Storming the Indian Camp by Night MINT -- 25 bids
  5. Lot 34 - 1987-88 Fleer Basketball Complete PSA Graded Set -- 24 bids

The following five lots had the most unique daily visitors to their website page:

  1. Lot 1 - 1952 Bowman Complete PSA Graded Set -- 566 hits
  2. Lot 34 - 1987-88 Fleer Basketball Complete PSA Graded Set -- 469 hits
  3. Lot 2 - 1953 Topps Complete PSA Graded Set -- 430 hits
  4. Lot 10 - 1948 Leaf Football Complete PSA Graded Set -- 382 hits
  5. Lot 141 - 1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson PSA 8 -- 358 hits

Complete Set Highlights include: Lot 10 - 1948 Leaf Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 5.84) at $11,400, Lot 11 - 1949 Leaf Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 6.46) at $3300, Lot 34 - 1987-88 Fleer Basketball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 9.90) at $8940, and Lot 35 - 1954-55 Topps Hockey Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 6.27) at $4320.

Pre-War Highlights include: Lot 40 - 1909 E102 Honus Wagner (Batting) EX at $4080, Lot 47 - 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (Bat Off Shoulder) NM at $5280, Lot 51 - 1911 M116 Sporting Life Mordecai Brown (Blue Background) NM at $1230, Lot 64 - 1913 T200 Fatima Team Card Detroit Americans PSA 7 at $5040, Lot 65 - 1915 Cracker Jack #6 Eddie Plank PSA 8 at $7800, Lot 73 - 1926 Spalding Champion Babe Ruth PSA 8 at $1470, Lot 77 - 1932 US Caramel #1 Eddie Collins PSA 8 at $5520, Lot 80 - 1932 US Caramel #15 Eugene Tunney PSA 8 at $2940, Lot 82 - 1932 US Caramel #26 Lou Gehrig NM/MT at $20,640, Lot 83 - 1932 US Caramel #22 Jack Dempsey NM/MT at $2940, Lot 89 - 1933 Goudey #12 George Pipgras NM/MT at $4380, and Lot 93 - 1933 Goudey #225 Bill Jurges PSA 8.5 at $3390.

Post-War Highlights include: Lot 118 - 1949 Bowman #44 Dave Philley PSA 8.5 at $1470, Lot 123 - 1950 Bowman #13 Ferris Fain PSA 9 at $1470, Lot 141 - 1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson PSA 8 at $7560, Lot 146 - 1953 Stahl-Meyer Franks Roy Campanella NM/MT+ at $5160, and Lot 171 - 1973 Topps Pin-Ups Nolan Ryan PSA 8 at $3000.

Other Sports Highlights include: Lot 178 - 1948 Leaf Football #26 Bob Waterfield (Black Name on Front) PSA 7 at $1350, Lot 199 - 1953-54 Parkhurst Hockey #27 Jean Beliveau NM/MT at $2820, Lot 210 - 1950 Scott's Potato Chips Vern Mikkelsen PSA 4 at $1620, Lot 212 - 1957-58 Topps Basketball #2 George Yardley NM/MT at $1950, and Lot 246 - 1957-58 Topps Basketball #62 Harry Gallatin NM/MT at $1950.

Non-Sports Highlights include: Lot 262 - 1934 National Chicle Sky Birds #20 Edward Rickenbacker NM/MT at $750, Lot 265 - 1934 National Chicle Sky Birds #72 The Spirit of St. Louis NM/MT at $750, Lot 270 - 1938 Horrors of War #6 Suicide Squad of Japanese is Blasted at Woosung PSA 8 at $3150, Lot 275 - 1938 Horrors of War #157 The Scourge of War in Spain PSA 8 at $3390, Lot 304 - 1940 Lone Ranger #42 Storming the Indian Camp by Night MINT at $2550, Lot 313 - 1940 Superman #1 Superman PSA 7 at $2310, Lot 322 - 1940 Superman #51 Superman vs. the Spies NM at $1110, and Lot 325 - 1940 Superman #72 Superman vs. the Torpedo EX+ at $1050.

Greg Bussineau comments: "We were very pleased with the overall results of our first auction of 2011. High-grade and high-demand complete sets were actively bid for; as were key Pre-War rarities, popular Post-War Hall-of-Famer cards, regionals, and set-registry rarities. As usual, vintage Non-Sports cards were extremely strong. Our registered bidder list continues to grow, and is now at close to 4000 people."

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the Legacy website at www.legacyrarities.com.

Legacy's next auction is scheduled for summer 2011. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale. A special limited time offer with sizeable commission incentives or substantial cash advances is currently available. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.

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