Huggins and Scott's third Masterpiece Auction of 2013 begins on Monday, June 3rd. Bidding closes on Thursday night, June 13th 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 beautiful Christy Mathewson signed bank check.
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 T206 near set of (475) different cards, a George C. Miller uncancelled near set, a seldom-seen E270 Colgan's Chips Ty Cobb Red Border, a variety of newly found 1921 Tip Top Bread Baltimore Orioles cards, a newly discovered N173 Old Judge Cabinet Glass Negative of Jack O'Brien; a 1935-36 Completely Graded Amalgamated Press Hockey Set and more.
The post-war collection is substantial as well with an unusually large number of complete and near sets from 1939-1973; a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card; an extremely scarce Lummis Peanut Butter card of Del Ennis; several lots of high-grade Mantle cards; a 1954 Esskay Meats Orioles near set, an attractive 1961-62 Fleer Basketball Complete set with (21) graded and 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: a 1930 dated Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig dual-signed baseball; a Lou Gehrig single-signed "King of the Diamond" baseball; a Lefty Grove signed and notated baseball used in his 300th win game; single-signed baseballs from Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Thurman Munson, Mickey Mantle and Vic Raschi; an unbelievable collection of signed flats including bank checks signed by: Mathewson, Ruth, Bulkeley, Wagner, Cobb, Aaron, Wheat, Cochrane and more; a 1925 Miller Huggins promissory note, Wilbert Robinson and Chuck Corgan dual signed contract, Hughie Jennings signed contract, Mel Ott handwritten letter, beautiful Jimmie Foxx photo postcard, cuts of: Joe Kelley, Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, Tris Speaker, Honus Wagner, Tony Lazzeri, Duke Maas; a PSA/DNA 10 Hack Wilson signed W517 strip card; a tremendous 1972 Miami Dolphins Undefeated Championship Team-signed football, signed in 1972; a tremendous full-size replica Heisman Trophy Award signed by (14) including RG3 and much, much more!
Staying in the memorabilia category, we are pleased to offer a stunning 1895 Orioles Championship Photo Pendant; a collection of game programs and tickets, including a 1923 World Series ticket stub; a unique 1915 Federal League Baltimore Terrapins Opening Day baseball; Ned Hanlon's remarkable 1889 Spalding Baseball World Tour Program and Itinerary; a variety of Hartland statues in their original boxes; multiple bobbing head doll lots including a terrific Roberto Clemente and a tough-to-find Orioles black-face; a stunning 2006-07 San Antonio Spurs 14K Gold Championship Pendant with (69) diamonds; and much more.
Our game-used section in this auction includes a selection of various years, styles and teams of game-used warm-up jackets; a wonderful 1963 Ron Perranoski Dodgers home game- used jersey; game used bats from "High Pockets" Kelly (PSA 6), Brooks Robinson (PSA 7.5) and a 1973 Cesar Geronimo game-used bat signed by the entire Reds Team; and much more.
If political or Americana collecting is your hobby, this auction features a number of terrific lots including "The Holy Grail of Wacky Packs" – 1967 Ratz Die Cut PSA 4 (mc); a complete set (in scrapbook) of (50) N36 Allen & Ginter "The American Indian Chief"; a 1934 Sky Birds Complete Master set; several graded coins from the 19th century; a terrific signed Franklin Roosevelt photo; an Elvis Presley signed display and a Princess Diana signed Greeting Card.
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.