Denver, CO - With over 1,500 lots, Small Traditions' Monthly Masterpieces Plus #13 Auction is the largest no reserve auction outside of eBay in the entire auction industry. The auction is loaded with several hundred autographs, from Lou Gehrig and Tony Lazzeri to Mickey Mantle and Derek Jeter, including signed photos, balls, bats, gloves, hats, jerseys and of course cards. There are over 300 PSA 10 Gem Mint cards encompassing all sports, plus non-sports, and there are nearly 300 different rookie cards, with significant first-time cardboard appearances by Joe DiMaggio, Miguel Cabrera, Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning, Bo Jackson, and so many more.
As usual, PSA Set Registry collectors will find the Internet's finest selection of rookie and insert issues featuring the 11th Yankee Captain, Derek Jeter. For the first time at Small Traditions, however, Set Registry collectors will also find an incredible array of PSA graded single cards and groups featuring the 10th Yankee Captain and current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Don Mattingly. In addition to cards, Mattingly collectors will be thrilled to encounter several autographs and unusual pieces of memorabilia, including virtually every minor league program in which Donnie Baseball appeared before his days in pinstripes. There's even a yearbook from his senior year (1979) at Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville, IA. This is the first installment of a massive Mattingly collection from his hometown in Evansville that Small Traditions will be offering over the next several months, with 1,000s of low pop PSA 10s, proof cards, promos and oddball items many collectors may never have seen still to come, so start your Registries now! The case for collecting Mattingly is compelling. Not only is he one of the most beloved Yankees of all time as well as the current manager of baseball's best team, but even Don's rarest and most expensive cards cost only a fraction of those of more recent stars like Jeter and Griffey, Harper and Puig. Moreover, un-catalogued Mattingly issues from the 80s and early 90s are constantly turning up, making the chase that much more meaningful and exciting. (Please visit the Small Traditions blog for more information on Understanding the Set Registry Concept).
Finally, be sure to also visit lot #1,502 in Small Traditions current auction to learn how you can win this month's auction giveaway, a $1,000 autograph collection, simply by liking Small Traditions on Facebook, sharing the company's post for its autograph giveaway on your own Facebook page, and commenting your best guess for the total bid count the company's current auction will receive, which they anticipate will be anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000, or more, once it closes on Saturday night, October the 5th.
The fastest growing company in the auction industry, Small Traditions is unique. It is the only auction house to offer both free selling services as well as free grading with PSA on cards valued $100 and above. Outside of eBay, it is also the only firm to run monthly no reserve auctions with just $1 starting bids and free shipping on all single graded card lots, a formula that engages multiple bidders early on, thereby increasing the likelihood that multiple bidders will fight for the items they want, often generating record prices. The inverse of eBay, instead of charging its sellers, Small Traditions charges its buyers a 15% fee to participate in its monthly auctions, which the company adds to its customers' final bids. This encourages the company to break down large collections and to work hard to maximize its consignors' sales, thereby maximizing its small share in their partnership. Please call 303.832.1975 or write [email protected] to learn more about consigning with Small Traditions. The company is currently seeking consignments for its regular October and November monthly auctions as well as for its first annual December Premium auction. Graded or raw, no collection is too big or too small. Return to tradition today at smalltraditions.com.