Huggins and Scott's sixth and final Masterpiece Auction of 2013 begins on Monday December 2nd with the bidding closing on Thursday night, December 12th, 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 1960 Bell Brand Sandy Koufax, still in its unopened cellophane packaging.
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 an E102 Christy Mathewson PSA 6, a T206 Ty Cobb (Bat Off)with a scarce Factory 42 reverse, an 1887 Kalamazoo Bats Smiling Al Maul, a wonderful collection of PSA graded T200 Fatima Team Cards, numerous graded T205s and T206s from a new-to-the-hobby collection, Goudey Ruth's and much more.
The post-war collection is substantial as well with a large number of complete and near sets from 1948-1973; Hall of Fame rookie cards including Mantle, Mays, Koufax, Clemente, Rose, Ryan and many more. As always, we also present a plethora of wonderful "shoebox" collections (always a crowd favorite).
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: single-signed baseballs from Ruth, Foxx, Clemente, Maris and Munson; team-signed baseballs from 1919 Tigers, 1929 Athletics, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1954 and 1999 Yankees and much, much more. A terrific dual-signed album page with Ruth and Gehrig; a wonderful late 1920s Athletics team signed bat; signed flats including Cy Young, George Wright, Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb, Joe Tinker, Hack Wilson, John McGraw, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott and many others.
Staying in the memorabilia category, we are pleased to offer a terrific Cy Young tobacco tin, a beautiful 1935 Lou Gehrig Wheaties Advertisement, several early scorecards and ticket lots including tickets from Ted Williams' final game; Mickey Mantle's final homerun; World Series programs from 1912, 1924, 1932 and 1933 and more.
Our game-used section in this auction includes a pair of 1983 Phillies World Series jerseys of Steve Carlton and Mike Schmidt; a 1977 Earl Weaver Orioles jersey with a cigarette pouch; a 1996 Nomar Garciaparra home jersey; a 2008 Derek Jeter Yankees home jersey; a Jorge Posada catcher's glove and spikes; a neat 1940s Red Sox warm up jacket; football jerseys of Marshall Faulk, Jerome Bettis and London Fletcher and much more.
If you don't collect baseball items, we have a terrific selection of some high end pieces from the other sports including a wonderful selection of football, basketball and hockey sets and near sets; an incredible 1951 Sammy Baugh player's contract; a stunning 1969 Green Bay Packers team signed football with Lombardi; Weeb Ewbank's 1965 NY Jets Playbook; a unique one dollar bill signed by Cassius Clay, Sonny Liston and Joe Louis; a stunning Sugar Ray Robinson single-signed glove; an 18K gold pocket watch presented to JJ McDermott for winning the 1911 US Open; Pat McCormick's 1984 Olympic Torch and Helsinki Olympic Flag; an incredible Quad Signed 1 of 1 basketball card featuring Jordan, Bird, Magic and Dr. J and loads more.
If Americana or Political collecting is your cup of tea, we are offering a nice selection including autographs from Neil Armstrong, John Wayne, Bruce Springsteen's concert worn denim jacket and more.
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.