Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Fall 2012 catalog/internet auction event. Based on preliminary sales results, the auction generated total prices realized of $1,154,520. There were 4,760 registered bidders, 489 active bidders, and 261 different winning bidders. A total of 839 lots were featured, of which 834 (99.4%) sold. There were 5,731 bids placed, for an average of 6.9 bids per lot.

The following ten lots achieved the highest prices realized:

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #181
  1. Lot 81 – 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Honus Wagner PSA 8.5 -- $43,800
  2. Lot 551 – 1954 Topps Baseball PSA Graded Near Set (220 of 250) -- $39,840
  3. Lot 56 – 1909-11 T206 Sherry Magie (Error, Piedmont 150 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) EX -- $30,600
  4. Lot 184 – 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinets #561 Walter Johnson VG/EX -- $21,840
  5. Lot 253 – 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth PSA 8 -- $19,440
  6. Lot 283 – 1938 Goudey Complete PSA Graded Set -- $17,640
  7. Lot 556 – 1955 Topps Baseball Partial PSA Graded Near Set (204 of 206) -- $16,320
  8. Lot 368 – 1948 Bowman #36 Stan Musial PSA 9 -- $15,120
  9. Lot 497 – 1952 Topps Baseball Complete Partial PSA Graded Set -- $15,120
  10. Lot 377 – 1950 Bowman Baseball Complete Set of Uncut Sheets -- $13,320

The following ten lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 18 – 1908-09 Rose Company Postcard Honus Wagner PSA AUTHENTIC -- 50 bids
  2. Lot 377 – 1950 Bowman Baseball Complete Set of Uncut Sheets -- 42 bids
  3. Lot 556 – 1955 Topps Baseball Partial PSA Graded Near Set (204 of 206) -- 41 bids
  4. Lot 821 – 1948 Bowman Basketball #69 George Mikan PSA 5.5 -- 40 bids
  5. Lot 791 – 1948 Leaf Football Complete Partial PSA Graded Set -- 38 bids
  6. Lot 820 – 1948 Bowman Basketball #66 Jim Pollard PSA 9 -- 36 bids
  7. Lot 822 – 1948 Bowman Basketball Partial PSA Graded Near Set (70 of 72) -- 33 bids
  8. Lot 685 – 1958 Topps Baseball Partial PSA Graded Near Set (487 of 494) -- 33 bids
  9. Lot 567 – 1956 Topps Baseball Partial PSA Graded Near Set (336 of 340) -- 32 bids
  10. Lot 367 – 1948 Leaf Baseball Complete Partial PSA Graded Set -- 30 bids

Pre-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 1 - 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Adrian C. Anson PSA 8 at $11,160, Lot 2 - 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Mike Kelly PSA 8 at $7080, Lot 18 - 1908-09 Rose Company Postcard Honus Wagner PSA AUTHENTIC at $8910, Lot 42 - 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (Green Portrait, Sweet Caporal 150 - Factory No. 30 Reverse) PSA 4 at $3420, Lot 44 - 1909-11 T206 Kid Elberfeld (Washington - Portrait, Sweet Caporal 350 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 6 at $3180, Lot 55 - 1909-11 T206 Rube Waddell (Throwing, Sovereign 350 Dark Green Reverse) PSA 6 at $1950, Lot 78 - 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Eddie Plank PSA 6.5 at $4110, Lot 151 - 1912 T202 Evers Makes a Safe Slide - Archer / Overall PSA 6 at $2550, Lot 182 - 1912 T202 Too Late for Devlin - Devlin (Rustlers) / Mathewson PSA 6 at $2790, Lot 184 - 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinets #561 Walter Johnson VG/EX at $21,840, Lot 185 - 1913 M101-3 Sporting News Ty Cobb EX+ at $6600, Lot 246 - 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth PSA 6 at $9240, Lot 253 - 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth PSA 8 at $19,440, Lot 282 - 1938 Goudey #274 Joe Dimaggio PSA 7.5 at $7320, and Lot 342 - 1941 Play Ball #54 Pee Wee Reese PSA 8.5 at $4560.

Post-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 368 - 1948 Bowman #36 Stan Musial PSA 9 at $15,120, Lot 375 - 1949 Bowman #224 Satchell Paige PSA 8 at $4080, Lot 377 - 1950 Bowman Complete Set of Uncut Sheets at $13,320, Lot 557 - 1955 Topps #34 Wayne Terwilliger PSA 9 at $2430, Lot 565 - 1956 Topps #164 Harmon Killebrew (Gray Back) PSA 9 at $5460, Lot 596 - 1957 Topps #95 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 at $10,680, Lot 645 - 1958 Topps #47 Roger Maris PSA 9 at $8040, Lot 674 - 1958 Topps #397 Tigers Team (Numerical List) PSA 8 at $6750, Lot 677 - 1958 Topps #428 Redlegs Team (Numerical List) PSA 9 at $6510, Lot 692 - 1960 Topps #148 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 9 at $5880, Lot 696 - 1960 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 at $3270, Lot 710 - 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 at $3720, and Lot 719 - 1964 Topps #237 Cubs Team PSA 10 at $2670.

Other Sports Highlights include: Lot 790 - 1935 National Chicle #22 Shipwreck Kelley PSA 9 at $4380, Lot 820 - 1948 Bowman Basketball #66 Jim Pollard PSA 9 at $8520, Lot 821 - 1948 Bowman Basketball #69 George Mikan PSA 5.5 at $5460, and Lot 823 - 1986 Fleer Basketball #57 Michael Jordan PSA 10 at $8280.

1948 Bowman Stan Musial #36 1958 Topps Roger Maris #47 1948 Bowman Jim Pollard #66 1957 Topps Mickey Mantle #95

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the GBSR website at www.gregbussineau.com. Any revisions to the above results will appear on the "Auction Archives" section of the GBSR website approximately 45 days after the closing date of the auction.

GBSR’s next auction is scheduled for Spring 2013, and will run between March 14th and April 4th, 2013. 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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