Tobacco Card Rarities, Premium Quality Vintage Hall-of-Famer's, and Key Set Registry Cards Especially Strong

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Summer 2012 catalog/internet auction event. Concluded on Thursday, July 26th, the auction generated total prices realized of $596,826. There were 4,645 registered bidders, 373 active bidders, and 205 different winning bidders. A total of 538 lots were featured, of which 526 (97.8%) sold. There were 3,324 bids placed, for an average of 6.2 bids per lot.

The following five lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 49 - 1909-11 T206 Joe Tinker (Hands on Knees) Uniform Variation FAIR -- $33,720
  2. Lot 240 - 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 -- $23,640
  3. Lot 102 - 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig PSA 8 -- $18,720
  4. Lot 85 - 1915 Cracker Jack #88 Christy Mathewson NM/MT+ -- $13,920
  5. Lot 372 - 1962 Topps Complete Baseball Set - Partially PSA Graded -- $11,640

The following five lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 372 - 1962 Topps Complete Baseball Set - Partially PSA Graded -- 49 bids
  2. Lot 49 - 1909-11 T206 Joe Tinker (Hands on Knees) Uniform Variation FAIR -- 28 bids
  3. Lot 171 - 1951-1969 Lot of 20 PSA Graded Mickey Mantle Cards -- 24 bids
  4. Lot 61 - 1911 T205 Johnny Evers PSA 7 -- 22 bids
  5. Lot 210 - 1953 Red Man Tobacco w/Tab #3N Richie Ashburn PSA 8.5 -- 21 bids

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

  1. Lot 372 - 1962 Topps Complete Baseball Set - Partially PSA Graded -- 588 hits
  2. Lot 49 - 1909-11 T206 Joe Tinker (Hands on Knees) Uniform Variation FAIR -- 433 hits
  3. Lot 486 - 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan PSA 10 -- 407 hits
  4. Lot 171 - 1951-1969 Lot of 20 PSA Graded Mickey Mantle Cards -- 372 hits
  5. Lot 33 - 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (Portrait Green Background) PSA 5 -- 360 hits

Pre-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 5 - 1895 N300 Mayo's Cut Plug Buck Ewing (Cleveland on Shirt) NM at $9960, Lot 41 - 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson Color Variation Authentic at $3840, Lot 44 - 1909-11 T206 Christy Mathewson Color Variation Authentic at $4560, Lot 49 - 1909-11 T206 Joe Tinker (Hands on Knees) Uniform Variation FAIR at $33,720, Lot 61 - 1911 T205 Johnny Evers PSA 7 at $3780, Lot 62 - 1911 T205 Addie Joss PSA 6 at $5040, Lot 65 - 1911 T205 Speaker PSA 8 at $10,440, Lot 74 - 1912 T202 Devlin Gets His Man - Fletcher / Mathewson PSA 7 at $2460, Lot 78 - 1912 T202 Ty Cobb Steals Third - Austin / Stovall PSA 7 at $3060, Lot 97 - 1933 Delong #19 Chick Hafey NM+ at $2700, and Lot 102 - 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig PSA 8 at $18,720.

Post-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 161 - 1949 Bowman #226 Duke Snider PSA 8.5 at $3600, Lot 182 - 1952 Topps #180 Charley Maxwell PSA 8 at $3480, Lot 209 - 1953 Red Man Tobacco w/Tab #3A Yogi Berra PSA 8.5 at $2070, Lot 240 - 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 at $23,640, Lot 265 - 1953 Topps #280 Milt Bolling PSA 8 at $3060, Lot 304 - 1957 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 9 at $8760, Lot 371 - 1962 Topps #320 Hank Aaron PSA 8.5 at $1710, and Lot 399 - 1966 Topps #126 Jim Palmer PSA 9 at $2460.

Other Sports Highlights include: Lot 486 - 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan PSA 10 at $8040 and Lot 488 - 1951 Parkhurst #66 Gordie Howe NM/MT at $8760.

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 2012, and will run between November 15th and December 6th, 2012. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale. A special limited time offer with substantial incentives is currently available to early consignors. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037, or email him at [email protected].

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