Huggins and Scott's second Masterpiece Auction of 2013 is now open with the bidding closing on Thursday night, April 11th, with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11:00pm Eastern time.
This auction features another amazing array of sports and non-sports items that caters to every level of collector and investor. Whether you only want to spend a few hundred dollars or several thousand dollars, our selection of quality items has a little something for just about everyone. This auction is headlined by a tremendous Babe Ruth signed ticket stub from July 13, 1934 in Detroit, MI, where he clubbed his 700th career homerun.
Vintage card collectors will enjoy an abundance of pre- and post-war rarities including professionally graded and raw examples of cards from a variety of designations, including a Novelty Postcard Tris Speaker rookie card PSA 3; a M101-3 Ty Cobb Postcard; a T227 Honest Long Cut set of four with Cobb; and a variety of T206 White Borders, T202 Triple Folders, E-cards, early exhibit cards and more.
The post-war collection is substantial as well with an unusually large number of complete and near sets from 1939-1973; a couple of 1951 Bowman graded Mickey Mantle rookie cards; several lots of high-grade Mantle cards, a fresh-to the hobby collection of Hunter's Wieners including a beautiful 1955 Musial; and more. As always, we also present a plethora of wonderful "shoebox" collections (always a crowd favorite).
Our game-used section in this auction includes a terrific selection of various years, styles and teams of game-used warm-up jackets including a wonderful 1969 Seattle Pilots, 1940s Montreal Royals, 1960s New York Mets and a 1969-71 Frank Robinson Baltimore Orioles jacket; game used bats from Harmon Killebrew (PSA 8) and Roy Sievers (1959 All-Star Bat); a 1940's Bill Dickey game-used catcher's glove; and a 1965 Ed Roebuck Phillies game used jersey (Mears A-10); and a unique Michael Jordan game-used fielders glove that has been dipped in .925 pure silver, now weighing nearly 7-1/2 pounds!
Staying in the memorabilia category, we are pleased to offer a wonderful collection of game programs and tickets, including the aforementioned Ruth signed 700th homerun stub; numerous graded and raw desirable tickets including World Series tickets from 1915, 1923, 1929, 1955, 1966, 1967, 1969; important pieces including: 1876 Boston Red Caps season ticket pass; 1941 Lou Gehrig Memorial (PSA 4); 1960 Ted Williams' 500th homerun; No-Hitter tickets from Bob Feller and Nolan Ryan; several early World Series programs including 1916, 1923 and 1926; a stunning 1919 baseball notebook with Babe Ruth in his Red Sox uniform on the cover; a colorful 1886 Pittsburgh Alleghenys scorecard with Pud Galvin on the cover; a beautiful example of a Houston Colt .45s black face bobbing head doll and much more.
As with all of Huggins and Scott Auctions, we have a large number of autographed lots including baseballs, bats, lithographs, photographs and others consigned by collectors from all across the country. Highlights include: #22/100 NBA's "50 Greatest Players" Lithograph by Dreams, Inc.; a stunning Babe Ruth signed photograph; a very attractive 1915 Detroit Tigers team-signed baseball; a popular 1928 New York Yankees team-signed baseball; a tremendous collection of PSA 9 and PSA 10 graded signed index cards including a Lou Gehrig PSA 10; Whitey Ford's personal 1974 HOF induction signed baseball; a PSA 10 graded "America's National Game" book signed by A.G. Spalding; and much, much more!
If political or Americana collecting is your hobby, this auction features a number of terrific lots including a scarce 1820-1824 E. Huntington Copy of the Declaration of Independence; a framed display with a George Washington signature and hair strands; signed documents from James Madison, James Monroe, John Hancock, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and a beautiful Marilyn Monroe signed personal check.
To browse the auction for the rest of the quality pieces being auctioned, or to download the catalog, please visit the website: www.hugginsandscott.com.