Huggins and Scott's third Masterpiece Auction of 2015 is open for bidding and closes on Thursday night June 11th with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11:00pm E.T. A terrific assortment is offered with tremendous investment-quality pieces from all sports and the historical and political worlds. It features another amazing array of items that caters to every level of collector and investor. Whether you only want to spend a few hundred dollars or several thousand dollars, this selection of quality items has a little something for just about everyone. This auction is headlined by back-to-back lots of the most comprehensive collection of Baseball's Mid-Summer Classic's program and ticket run. Each and every program and ticket from 1933-2013 are offered as lot #s: 326 and 327.
Vintage baseball 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 Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Christy Mathewson, Cy Young and more; a number of graded and ungraded tobacco and candy cards offered as singles and in lots, and much more. Highlights include: a tremendous collection of Boston Red Sox team sets from 1914-present with most of the vintage cards PSA Graded; several low pop, high grade N172 Old Judge cards; an attractive E90-1 Cobb PSA 3.5; a scarce 1888 Conly Studios John Clarkson Schedule Card and many more.
The post-war collection is substantial as well with a large number of singles, lots, complete and near sets from 1948 to present. Highlights include a completely PSA graded set of 1950 Drake's Cookies; a very attractive 1950 Bowman set with (105) graded cards; a nice 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle RC and a lot more. As always, you'll find a plethora of wonderful "shoebox" collections (always a crowd favorite).
This auction has a large number of baseball autographed items with an extremely scarce album page signed by Harry O'Neill; attractive single-signed baseballs from Babe Ruth, Al Simmons, Jimmy Foxx, Satchel Paige and Elston Howard; one of the most extensive 500 Homerun balls ever auctioned by Huggins and Scott with (20) signatures; a stunning PSA 9 Babe Ruth signed letter; a rare 1929 Negro League Brooklyn Royal Giants Irvin Brooks signed player's contract; a trio of Babe Ruth signed flats from the 1939 World's Fair and many others.
Staying in the memorabilia category, this auction offers a stunning John McGraw Studio Photo used for the PC782 Postcard; the largest collection of vintage sheet music we've ever encountered with "King of Clubs" (Ty Cobb) and "Between You & Me" (Evers and Tinker); an incredible original 1939 "The United States Card Collectors Catalog" by JR Burdick (with supplements) and a variety of other vintage publications and tickets from the turn-of-the century to modern day, and lots more.
The game-used section in this auction includes some spectacular pieces. A 1979 Nolan Ryan California Angels Home Jersey (MEARS A10); a beautiful 1929 Al Simmons game used bat signed by Lefty Grove (PSA/DNA 8); a 1985 Pete Rose game used bat (PSA/DNA 9); a 1973-75 Tom Mack game used LA Rams football jersey (MEARS A8); plus a number of other game-used bats, jerseys, jackets, hats and plenty more.
If you don't collect baseball items, find a terrific selection of some high-end pieces from the other sports including a wonderful selection of football, basketball and hockey lots, sets and near sets. Highlights include a 1950 Bread For Health George Mikan Bread Label; a pair of Michael Jordan signed Peter Max Lithographs; an original pair of Nike Air Jordan's in their original box; a scarce 1934 Stanley Cup Finals Clinching Game Program from Chicago Stadium; the #7 registered T9 Turkey Red Boxing PSA Graded Set; and many more lots.
If Non-Sports cards, comics, Americana or Political collecting is your cup of tea, this sale offers a nice selection in those categories as well, including a rare 1812 James Madison signed Whaling Ship Pass; a 1924 "Double Eagle" $20 Gold Coin; a couple of lots of original Lionel Trains in working condition and in their original boxes; a possibly one-of-a-kind 1949 Bowman "America Salutes the FBI" 5-cent pack wrapper; and loads 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
Also, remember to check out "WEB Gems" (post printed catalog) section of auction lots that are not found in the printed catalog, but there are hundreds of great lots to bid on in that category.
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