This is the final week to place bids in Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities' "Spring 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction." The auction features 562 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and PSA graded registry sets. All lots can be viewed at www.gregbussineau.com.

AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1906 Fan Craze National League: An impressive selection of high-grade cards, including Honus Wagner NM/MT, Frank Chance MINT, Roger Bresnahan MINT, Fred Clarke MINT, Hugh Duffy MINT, Joe McGinnity MINT, Jake Beckley MINT, and many others.
  • T206 Ty Cobb (Red Portrait) NM
  • T206 Rube Waddell (Throwing) PSA 9
  • 1910 E98 Christy Mathewson PSA 5
  • 1911 M116 Sporting Life Ty Cobb (Pastel) NM
  • 1912 T202 Triple Folders: An outstanding selection of high-grade cards, including Cobb / Desperate Slide for Third / O'Leary PSA 7, Devlin (Giants) / Devlin Gets His Man / Mathewson PSA 7, Austin / Ty Cobb Steals Third / Stovall PSA 7, and many other Hall-of-Famers.
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #65 Tris Speaker NM/MT
  • 1916 Herpolsheimer Co. #91 Walter Johnson PSA 7 - Finest Graded Example
  • 1933 DeLong #14 Lefty Gomez NM/MT+ and #22 Chuck Klein NM/MT
  • 1933 Goudey #160 Lou Gehrig NM
  • 1934 Batter-Up #73 Hack Wilson PSA 8.5 - Finest Graded Example
  • 1935 Diamond Stars #54 Hank "Greenburg" error PSA 8.5 - Finest Graded Example
  • 1935 Diamond Stars #66 Ducky Medwick PSA 9
  • 1936 Goudey Complete PSA Set - 5th Current Finest, Weighted GPA 7.17

Post-War Baseball:

  • 1948 Leaf #3 Babe Ruth NM
  • 1948 Bowman Complete PSA Set - 12th Current Finest, Weighted GPA 7.39
  • 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1952 Topps #11 Phil Rizzuto (Red Back) PSA 8
  • 1952 Topps #37 Duke Snider (Red Back) MINT - Finest Graded Example
  • 1952 Topps #88 Bob Feller PSA 9
  • 1952 Topps #307 Frank Campos (Black Star on Back) NM
  • 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 7
  • 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8
  • 1953 Red Man Tobacco Complete PSA Set - 2nd Current Finest, Weighted GPA 7.99
  • 1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1954 Dan-Dee Bob Feller PSA 9
  • 1954 Topps #1 Ted Williams MINT - Finest Graded Example
  • 1954 Topps #90 Willie Mays MINT - Finest Graded Example
  • 1954 Topps #250 Ted Williams NM/MT
  • 1954 Topps: Dozens of high-grade commons and Hall-of-Famers, including many PSA 9's and MINT's.
  • 1954 Wilson Franks Gil Hodges PSA 8
  • 1956 Topps #5 Ted Williams (Gray Back) PSA 8.5
  • 1956 Topps #130 Willie Mays PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps #76 Roberto Clemente MINT
  • 1959 Topps #10 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1960 Topps Complete PSA Set - 7th Current Finest, Weighted GPA 8.29
  • 1964 Topps Stand-Up Sandy Koufax PSA 9
  • 1964 Topps Stand-Up Mickey Mantle MINT - Finest Graded Example
  • 1966 Topps #1 Willie Mays PSA 9
  • 1969 Transogram Hank Aaron PSA 9 - Finest Graded Example

Football:

  • 1935 National Chicle #2 Bo Molenda PSA 8
  • 1935 National Chicle #9 Knute Rockne NM/MT+
  • 1935 National Chicle #11 Turk Edwards PSA 8
  • 1954 Bowman Complete PSA Set - 10th Current Finest, Weighted GPA 7.87
  • 1955 Topps All-American #68 The Four Horsemen PSA 9
  • 1959 Topps Near Set (153 of 176) - All Graded PSA MINT 9
  • 1959 Topps: Over 20 different PSA 10's, including #23 Bart Starr - Finest Graded Example and #40 Bobby Layne - Finest Graded Example.
  • 1970 Kellogg's Complete PSA Set - 1st Current Finest, Weighted GPA 10.00
  • 1976 Topps #148 Walter Payton PSA 10

Other Sports:

  • 1976 Topps Basketball Complete PSA Set - 7th Current Finest, Weighted GPA 8.72
  • 1985 O-Pee-Chee #9 Mario Lemieux PSA 10
  • 1987 O-Pee-Chee Complete PSA Set - 4th Current Finest, Weighted GPA 9.69
  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #8 Walter Hagen PSA 8.5

Final Day of Bidding

The final day of the auction is Thursday, April 5th. If you are the only bidder on a lot, of if a lot has received no bids, that lot will close at 11:00pm EST. For all other lots, the auction will close lot by lot on a 30 minute closing timer. This means that starting at 11:30 pm EST, any lot that has had no bidding activity during the prior 30 minutes will be closed. After 11:00 pm EST, each additional bid on a lot will reset and extend bidding for 30 minutes on that lot only. All lots will be open for bidding to any registered bidder until the lot is closed. There is no initial bid requirement in order to bid after 11:00pm EST.

Bidder Registration

Only registered bidders may bid in the auction. Online registration can be done at www.gregbussineau.com.

Auction Consignments Wanted

Our next auction will run from July 5th, 2012 to July 26th, 2012. Consignments to the sale are now being accepted. 0% sellers fees and substantial 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. Or, you can go to www.gregbussineau.com, and click on "To Sell."


Greg Bussineau has been involved in the sports collectibles market since 1980. He has been a full-time dealer since 1982, when he founded Superior Sportcard. In 1996, he started Superior Sports Auctions to focus on selling world-class collections through catalog/telephone auctions. In 1999, Collectors Universe (parent company of PSA) purchased Superior Sports Auctions, upon agreement that Bussineau would stay on and run the company for three years. At the end of this agreement, Bussineau went back into business for himself and formed Legacy Sports Rarities in 2002. Currently doing business as Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities, he continues to focus on discovering and bringing to market the finest sports collectibles.