Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Spring 2013 catalog/internet auction event. Based on preliminary sales results, the auction generated total prices realized of $678,513. There were 4,835 registered bidders, 430 active bidders, and 267 different winning bidders. A total of 1020 lots were featured, of which 1012 (99.2%) sold. There were 6,103 bids placed, for an average of 6.0 bids per lot.

The following twelve lots achieved the highest prices realized:

T206 Piedmont Walter Johnson (Portrait)
  1. Lot 37 - 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson (Portrait, Piedmont 150 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 8 -- $22,440
  2. Lot 7 - 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Complete Set of Ten Baseball Players -- $15,720
  3. Lot 645 - 1938 Horrors of War #1 Marco Polo Bridge Is Scene of First Fighting PSA 9 -- $9,240
  4. Lot 941 - 1940 Superman #1 Superman PSA NM 7 -- $8,520
  5. Lot 545 - 1963 Fleer Football Complete Set - PSA Graded -- $8,520
  6. Lot 421 - 1959 Topps Baseball Complete Set -- $7,800
  7. Lot 10 - 1910 E90-2 American Caramel Pirates Complete Set - PSA Graded -- $7,320
  8. Lot 385 - 1957 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 9 -- $7,080
  9. Lot 430 - 1960 Bazooka Baseball Complete Set -- $6,840
  10. Lot 14 - 1909 E92 Dockman & Sons Honus Wagner (Throwing) PSA 6 -- $6,000
  11. Lot 92 - 1933 Goudey #207 Mel Ott PSA 8 -- $6,000
  12. Lot 403 - 1958 Topps #47 Roger Maris PSA 9 -- $6,000

The following ten lots received the most bids:

1933 Goudey Mel Ott #207
  1. Lot 430 - 1960 Bazooka Baseball Complete Set -- 35 bids
  2. Lot 37 - 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson (Portrait, Piedmont 150 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 8 -- 26 bids
  3. Lot 732 - 1938 Horrors of War #88 "Human Hands" Warn Newspaper Publishers PSA 9 -- 26 bids
  4. Lot 807 - 1938 Horrors of War #163 Loyalist President Leaves Barcelona PSA 8 -- 26 bids
  5. Lot 984 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #48 Larry Plays By Ear! PSA 9 -- 26 bids
  6. Lot 1023 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges Lot of 10 Cards - PSA 8.5 -- 26 bids
  7. Lot 92 - 1933 Goudey #207 Mel Ott PSA 8 -- 25 bids
  8. Lot 645 - 1938 Horrors of War #1 Marco Polo Bridge Is Scene of First Fighting PSA 9 -- 25 bids
  9. Lot 941 - 1940 Superman #1 Superman PSA 7 -- 24 bids
  10. Lot 1022 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges Lot of 20 Cards - PSA 8 -- 24 bids

Pre-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 7 - 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Complete Set of Ten Baseball Players at $15,720, Lot 19 - 1911 T201 Bresnahan / Huggins MINT at $4560, Lot 37 - 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson (Portrait, Piedmont 150 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 8 at $22,440, Lot 61 - 1933 Blue Bird Babe Ruth (Batting Following Thru Front) PSA 6 at $1740, Lot 63 - 1933 Goudey #2 Dazzy Vance PSA 6 at $1950, Lot 82 - 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth PSA 6 at $5880, Lot 92 - 1933 Goudey #207 Mel Ott PSA 8 at $6000, and Lot 117 - 1938 Goudey #273 Jimmy Foxx PSA 8 at $3720.

1957 Topps Ted Williams #1

Post-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 181 - 1952 Bowman #218 Willie Mays PSA 8 at $4200, Lot 219 - 1952 Topps #372 Gil McDougald PSA 8 at $2310, Lot 234 - 1953 Glendale Meats Pat Mullin PSA 8 at $4260, Lot 371 - 1956 Topps #1 William Harridge (Gray Back) PSA 8.5 at $1950, Lot 373 - 1956 Topps #33 Roberto Clemente (Gray Back) PSA 8 at $1230, Lot 374 - 1956 Topps #61 Bill Skowron (White Back) PSA 9 at $1170, Lot 385 - 1957 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 9 at $7080, Lot 422 - 1959 Topps #34 Pitchers Beware - Kaline / Maxwell PSA 10 at $2520, and Lot 430 - 1960 Bazooka Baseball Complete Set at $6840.

Other Sports Highlights include: Lot 489 - 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #4 Red Grange PSA 8 at $4200, Lot 554 - 1984 Topps Football #63 John Elway PSA 10 at $1350, Lot 555 - 1957 Topps Basketball #3 Neil Johnston PSA 8 at $1350, Lot 564 - 1957 Topps Basketball #17 Bob Cousy PSA 8 at $2580, Lot 605 - 1954 Topps Hockey #8 Gordie Howe PSA 8 at $3900, and Lot 630 - 1948 Leaf Boxing #48 Joe Louis PSA 8 at $3510.

1959 The 3 Stooges Curly #1 1940 Superman #1

Non-Sports Highlights include: Lot 645 - 1938 Horrors of War #1 Marco Polo Bridge Is Scene of First Fighting PSA 9 at $9240, Lot 700 - 1938 Horrors of War #56 Nanking Retreat Turned Into a Rout PSA 10 at $2340, Lot 732 - 1938 Horrors of War #88 "Human Hands" Warn Newspaper Publishers PSA 9 at $2190, Lot 739 - 1938 Horrors of War #95 Ras Seyum's Bodyguard Defends Palace PSA 10 at $2220, Lot 869 - 1938 Horrors of War #225 Infuriated Chiang Orders Dawn Attacks PSA 10 at $2580, Lot 928 - 1938 Horrors of War #284 Germany's Amazing Mobile Big Gun PSA 8 at $1350, Lot 936 - 1938 Horrors of War Lot of Six Original Artworks - PSA Certified at $3660, Lot 941 - 1940 Superman #1 Superman PSA 7 at $8520, Lot 959 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #1 Curly PSA 8 at $5220, Lot 984 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #48 Larry Plays By Ear! PSA 9 at $1470, Lot 1009 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #79 I Hate to Say This, But Somebody's Flat! PSA 9 at $1230, and Lot 1021 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #96 Trying the Squeeze Play PSA 8.5 at $1470.

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 Summer 2013, and will run between July 4th and July 25th, 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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