Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Summer 2011 catalog/internet auction event. Concluded on Thursday, July 21st, the auction generated total prices realized of $957,276. There were 4,355 registered bidders, 372 active bidders, and 195 different winning bidders. A total of 588 lots were featured, of which 571 (97.1%) sold. There were 3,710 bids placed, for an average of 6.3 bids per lot.

The following five lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 2 - 1933 Goudey PSA Graded Set (GPA 6.00) -- $58,200
  2. Lot 5 - 1971 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.33) -- $53,040
  3. Lot 7 - 1975 Topps "Mini" Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 9.04) -- $39,000
  4. Lot 9 - 1956 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.78) -- $28,320
  5. Lot 8 - 1955 Bowman Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.48) -- $21,840

The following five lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 9 - 1956 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.78) -- 37 bids
  2. Lot 8 - 1955 Bowman Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.48) -- 34 bids
  3. Lot 578 - 1968-69 OPC #2 Bobby Orr PSA 9 -- 33 bids
  4. Lot 5 - 1971 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.33) -- 30 bids
  5. Lot 2 - 1933 Goudey PSA Graded Set (GPA 6.00) -- 27 bids

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

  1. Lot 2 - 1933 Goudey PSA Graded Set (GPA 6.00) -- 815 hits
  2. Lot 5 - 1971 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.33) -- 760 hits
  3. Lot 578 - 1968-69 OPC #2 Bobby Orr PSA 9 -- 563 hits
  4. Lot 7 - 1975 Topps "Mini" Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 9.04) -- 505 hits
  5. Lot 264 - 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 -- 486 hits

Complete Set Highlights include: Lot 1 - 1910 P2 Sweet Caporal Pins at $19,920, Lot 5 - 1971 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.33) at $53,040, Lot 7 - 1975 Topps "Mini" Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 9.04) at $39,000, Lot 9 - 1956 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.78) at $28,320, and Lot 12 - 1944 American Beauties Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.96) at $4800.

Pre-War Highlights include: Lot 28 - 1911 T201 W. Bergen / Z. Wheat PSA 8 at $1350, Lot 33 - 1911 T201 J. Downs / F. Odwell PSA 8 at $1350, Lot 34 - 1911 T201 E. Grant / J. McLean PSA 8.5 at $2550, Lot 38 - 1911 T205 Clark Griffith PSA 7 at $3960, Lot 40 - 1911 T205 Miller Huggins PSA 8 at $7680, Lot 48 - 1911 T205 Zack Wheat PSA 7 at $3120, Lot 55 - 1913 T200 Philadelphia Nationals PSA 6 at $2190, Lot 77 - 1915 Cracker Jack #39 "Chick" Gandil MINT at $6000, Lot 94 - 1915 Cracker Jack #66 Nap Lajoie MINT at $14,520, Lot 135 - 1933 DeLong #22 Chuck Klein PSA 8 at $3420, Lot 137 - 1933 Goudey #2 Dazzy Vance PSA 7 at $2190, Lot 165 - 1933 Goudey #240 Harold Schumacher PSA 8 at $2340, Lot 175 - 1934-36 Diamond Stars #2 Al Simmons PSA at $2700, and Lot 198 - 1938 Goudey #262 Ducky Medwick PSA 8 at $2460.

Post-War Highlights include: Lot 213 - 1949 Bowman #191 Joe Haynes PSA 10 at $8940, Lot 244 - 1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson NM/MT at $6600, Lot 263 - 1953 Topps #110 Herman Wehmeier PSA 9 at $2310, Lot 265 - 1953 Topps #168 Willard Schmidt PSA 9 at $2430, Lot 267 - 1954 Bowman #215 Johnny Bucha PSA 10 at $2310, Lot 276 - 1955 Topps #5 Jim Gilliam PSA 8.5 at $2070, Lot 295 - 1955 Topps #50 Jackie Robinson PSA 8.5 at $2820, Lot 381 - 1956 Topps #15 Ernie Banks PSA 8.5 at $2670, Lot 401 - 1958 Topps #52 Bob Clemente (White Letters) PSA 8.5 at $2220, Lot 435 - 1968 Topps #280 Mickey Mantle PSA 10 at $6840, and Lot 488 - 1971 Topps #160 Tom Seaver PSA 10 at $20,520.

Football and Hockey Highlights include: Lot 506 - 1952 Bowman Large #144 Jim Lansford PSA 7 at $3780, Lot 527 - 1963 Fleer #10 Nick Buoniconti PSA 9 at $1230, Lot 534 - 1963 Fleer Checklist 1 - 88 PSA 8 at $2190, Lot 570 - 1976 Topps #220 Jack Lambert PSA 10 at $1170, Lot 575 - 1952 Parkhurst #88 Gordie Howe PSA 8 at $3540, Lot 576 - 1958 Topps #2 Terry Sawchuk PSA 8 at $990, Lot 578 - 1968 OPC #2 Bobby Orr PSA 9 at $12,630, Lot 580 - 1970 Topps #3 Bobby Orr PSA 10 at $7500, Lot 583 - 1971 OPC #133 Marcel Dionne PSA 10 at $4380, and Lot 584 - 1980 OPC #250 Wayne Gretzky PSA 10 at $4980.

Non-Sports Highlights include: Lot 588 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #63 Checklist PSA 8 at $4380.

Greg Bussineau comments: "We were very satisfied with the results of this auction. Total prices realized were the highest of any auction we've held. And, more importantly, we added well over 400 new registered bidders since our last sale. High grade complete sets were fiercely contested for. Key pre-war set registry cards, key post-war set registry cards, and certain high-grade rookie cards achieved outstanding final prices. But, without a doubt, the hottest area of the sale was high-grade hockey cards. They were strong across the board. We had several set registry rarities that set all time record prices."

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

GBSR's next auction is scheduled for fall 2011, and will run between November 10 and December 1. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale. A special limited time offer with sizeable incentives is currently available to early submitters. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.

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