“Memory Book” 1917 Collins-McCarthy Babe Ruth Card and “Texan Collection” Part V to Highlight October Premier Live Auction. Closes October 13th

Exton, PA (September 21, 2021) – Hunt Auctions will conduct its October Premier Live Auction event with several prestigious private collections to be offered. Included within the sale will be a newly discovered 1917 Collins-McCarthy Babe Ruth Card graded PSA 2.5.  This scarce Ruth card was recently found within the “Memory Book” of a young girl from Glenwood, Iowa. The book was assembled in the period and the Ruth card, which displays stunning visual eye appeal, was carefully preserved.  Remnants of the period fountain pen inscription “Baseball and Cracker Jacks” are visible within the book which young Lillian charmingly wrote.  Also included within the auction will be the fifth installment of the “Texan Collection” of historic sports cards. Curated over a forty-year period the collection is one of the finest assembled of its type with the initial offerings establishing record pricing for several card issues. Part V of the “Texan Collection” will include additional highlights from the landmark collection.

The modern era sports card market remains amazingly robust, and the October auction will showcase several fine private collection offerings.

The October Premier auction will also showcase an impressive selection of vintage sports memorabilia continuing from several private collections. The third installment of property from a Northeastern Gentleman will be included within the sale. This collection contains a significant group of vintage baseball memorabilia including vintage game worn jerseys, game used bats, and early photography dating from the 1890s-1970s period.  The offering will take place over a number of auctions including many unique specimens most notably in the category of vintage game worn jerseys.                                                  

Bidding is available via online absentee, live telephone, and live interactive online bidding through our Invaluable portal. For more information, visit www.huntauctions.com . For auction inquiries call 610.524.0822 or email [email protected].


Exton, Pennsylvania based Hunt Auctions has been a leader in the sports memorabilia auction industry for 32 years.  Numerous former players and their families have trusted their collections with Hunt Auctions including Babe Ruth (HOF), Ted Williams (HOF), Joe DiMaggio (HOF), Roberto Clemente (HOF), Brett Favre (HOF), Vin Scully (HOF) Whitey Ford (HOF), Curt Flood, Gale Sayers (HOF), Tony Dorsett (HOF), Tony Gwynn (HOF), Reggie White (HOF), Randall Cunningham, Joseph Carr (HOF),  Leo Durocher (HOF), Robin Roberts (HOF), Earl Weaver (HOF), Commissioner Bowie Kuhn (HOF), Warren Spahn (HOF), Johnny Bench (HOF), Johnny Unitas (HOF), Clem Labine, Mickey Vernon, Jake Pitler, Thurman Munson, Roy Campanella (HOF), Harmon Killebrew (HOF), Bill Mazeroski (HOF), Kent Tekulve, Steve Blass, Johnny Pesky, Charles “Kid” Nichols (HOF),  Jim Palmer (HOF),  Bucky Walters, Walter Johnson (HOF), Bill McKechnie (HOF), Willie Mosconi, Joe Frazier and Norm Van Brocklin (HOF).  Hunt Auctions is also the Official Auction Company of Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and the Official Auctioneer of the MLB All-Star PlayBallPark®. Hunt Auctions has worked with numerous institutions to include: National Football League, Philadelphia Phillies®, Pittsburgh Pirates®, Baltimore Orioles®, Boston Red Sox®, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Chicago Bulls, National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame and Baseball Assistance Team.