Legacy Sports Rarities of Traverse City, Michigan, has announced they will be conducting their inaugural catalog auction of "Classic 19th and 20th Century Sports Rarities." Online bidding for the auction will begin on March 7th, 2009, and end on March 28th, 2009, at www.legacyrarities.com.
Included in the auction will be several hundred lots of important rarities, iconic Hall-of-Famers and finest known sportscards. Highlights include: several high-grade Old Judge Hall-of-Famers; a PSA 3 Gypsy Queen of Tim Keefe; PSA 8 N28's of Cap Anson and John Clarkson; a PSA 4 E90-1 of Joe Jackson; a large group of high-grade T206s including a NM Ty Cobb (Green Portrait), NM/MT Willie Keeler (Portrait), NM/MT Joe Tinker (Portrait), and a NM/MT+ Hugh Jennings (Portrait); an E93 Christy Mathewson in NM; several high-grade T205s including a NM/MT Mordecai Brown, and a Pop 1 PSA 8 Rube Marquard; numerous high-grade T202s including the rare Mathewson/Devlin (Rustlers) in PSA 8; a beautiful MINT 1915 Cracker Jack of Walter Johnson; a rare 1921 E220 of Babe Ruth in PSA 5; the finest known graded MINT 1933 Sport Kings Babe Ruth; a 1937 O-Pee-Chee of Joe DiMaggio in PSA 7; 1940 Play Balls of Ted Williams in NM/MT+ and Joe Jackson in NM/MT; a PSA MINT 9 1949 Bowman Roy Campanella rookie card; a high-end PSA 7 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card; several PSA 9 1954 Red Hearts including Richie Ashburn, Mickey Mantle, and Ralph Kiner; a 1954 Wilson Wieners of Roy Campanella in PSA 8; several 1950s and 1960s MINT 9 Hall-of-Famer and rookie cards; and the scarce 1966 Topps USA Test card of Bobby Orr in PSA 7.
Full color catalogs are available free of charge, either by calling Legacy at 231-922-8037, or through their website at www.legacyrarities.com. Online registration can also be done at www.legacyrarities.com.
Consignments are welcomed for the auction. The deadline is December 23rd, 2008. Collectors interested in consigning to the sale should call 231-922-8037 to discuss details.
Legacy Sports Rarities was founded in 2002 by veteran dealer Greg Bussineau. Bussineau founded Superior Sportcard in 1982 and Superior Sports Auctions in 1996. Superior Sports Auctions was purchased by Collectors Universe in 1999, upon agreement that Bussineau would stay on and run the company for three years. At the end of this agreement, Bussineau decided to go back into business for himself and formed Legacy Sports Rarities.
In addition to buying and selling virtually every major important sportscard ever produced, Bussineau has been instrumental in helping to assemble some of the greatest sportscard collections in history. He was chosen to auction off the personal memorabilia collection of basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Sherman, as well as the personal sportscard collection of PSA founder David Hall. Bussineau was also one of three people who helped to formulate the original grading standards employed by PSA – the world's largest independent sportscard third-party grading and authentication service.