1941 Heisman Trophy, 1955 & 1988 Dodgers Championship Rings, Clyde Lovellette Collection, Headline SCP’s Fall Auction

SCP Auctions’ 2020 Fall Premier Auction will feature an early original 1941 Heisman Trophy, The Clyde Lovellette Collection, and a pair of Dodgers Championship rings from the historic 1955 and 1988 campaigns presented to Gil Hodges and Mike Marshall respectively. Bidding runs November 25, 2020 and will conclude Friday, December 11, 2020 at www.scpauctions.com.

A pair of high ranked 1960’s Topps baseball sets, Mickey Mantle’s New York Yankees AL Championship Rolex wristwatch, Former Celtics’ owner Harry Mangurian’s 1981 Boston Celtics Championship ring and several ultra-premium modern cards, including an impressive 1996-97 Topps Chrome #138 Kobe Bryant Refractor in a PSA GEM MINT 10 round out an impressive group of featured lots up for bid.

1941 Heisman Trophy winner, Bruce Smith was on his way to New York City on the morning of December 7th when he learned of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. In the hours leading up to his appearance at the New York Athletic Club, Smith re-wrote his acceptance speech to reflect the current state of the war. The Minnesota captain and star half-back would end up giving an inspiring speech that would be broadcast across the country, “So much of emotional significance has happened in such a brief space of time, that the task of responding on this occasion leaves me at a loss to assign relative values.” Smith’s Heisman, originally cast by Dieges and Clust, stands 18” tall and weighs 25 pounds and remains in excellent condition.

Thirty-three years separate two of the Dodger’s championship rings featured in the auction. Gil Hodges’ 1955 ring is an extra special memento of the sole championship of the franchise’s time in Brooklyn. “Dem Bums” finally tasted victory over their cross-town rivals from The Bronx in a decisive game 7 in which Hodges’ drove in the teams’ only runs to secure all the glory. Mike Marshall’s 1988 players ring represents one of the most memorable World Series’ in baseball history and until recently, was the last time the Dodgers reached the mountain top.

Clyde Lovellette is one of the most successful NBA stars of the 1950’s-60’s and flew just below superstar status of the likes of Bill Russell, Jerry West, and Wilt Chamberlain. Lovellette was the first player in history to win the NCAA championship, Olympic Gold and an NBA title. To this day, just six other players can claim this honor. He is also in rare company having won NBA Championships with both the Lakers and Celtics organizations. Some of the outstanding offerings from his collection are his 1963 Boston Celtics Championship Ring, his 1956 & 1957 NBA All-Star Uniforms (both MEARS A10), and several other awards and game worn pieces from his high school and college playing days at Kansas.

Valuable trading card sets from the 1960 and 1961 Topps baseball issues are offered and rank #28 and #8 on the PSA Registry, respectively. A 1911-12 C55 Imperial Tobacco Hockey set ranking #7 on the PSA Registry is also featured in the auction. Other high-grade sets include a 1951 Bowman Football and a 1954 Red Heart Baseball issue with all cards graded PSA NM 8 or better.

High end graded rookies include a 1963 Topps #537 Pete Rose PSA MINT 9 and a 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan PSA GEM-MT 10. Other important card offerings include a 1909-11 T206 White Border Eddie Plank SGC VG 3, 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Bat on Shoulder PSA NM 7, 1933 Delong #7 Lou Gehrig PSA EX 5, 1934 Goudey #61 Lou Gehrig PSA NM-MT 8, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA PR 1 and a 1954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle PSA Mint 9. An impressive group of mostly PSA 9 1961 Fleer basketball cards are also offered in 55 different lots.

Never has SCP Auctions offered as many super modern cards as are up for grabs during this auction. Key offerings include a 2009 Bowman Chrome DJ Lemahieu Red Refractor PSA MINT 9 and a 2003 Topps Chrome #111 Lebron James Rookie PSA GEM MINT 10 along with many more. Additionally, you will find a factory sealed 2019-20 Panini Basketball National Treasures hobby case as well as a Factory sealed “FIRST OFF THE LINE” hobby box from the same year.

More Auction Highlights:

  • Early Original 1941 Heisman Memorial Trophy: $400,000+
  • Mickey Mantle’s 1964 New York Yankees AL Championship Rolex Wristwatch: $100,000+
  • 1963 Topps #537 Pete Rose PSA MINT 9: $80,000+
  • 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan PSA GEM-MT 10: $80,000+
  • 1996 Topps Chrome #138 Kobe Bryant Refractor PSA GEM-MT 10: $80,000+
  • Gil Hodges’ 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Championship 14K Gold Ring: $80,000+
  • Rod Woodson’s 2000 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XXXV 14K Gold Ring: $70,000+
  • Rollie Fingers’ 1973 Oakland A’s World Championship Ring: $70,000+
  • Clyde Lovellette’s 1963 Boston Celtics NBA World Championship 10K Gold Ring: $60,000+
  • 1918-22 Babe Ruth Game Used Side Written Bat PSA GU 8: $60,000+
  • 1960 Topps Baseball Complete Set All PSA 8 or Higher #28 PSA Registry: $45,000+
  • 1961 Topps Baseball Complete Set All PSA 8 or Higher #8 PSA Registry: $45,000+
  • 1934 Goudey #61 Lou Gehrig PSA NM-MT 8 : $35,000+
  • 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb Bat on Shoulder PSA NM 7: $30,000+
  • Jesse Haines’ 1926 St. Louis Cardinals World Championship Ring: $30,000+
  • Clyde Lovellette’s 1956 & 1957 NBA All-Star Uniforms: $25,000+ Each
  • 1911-12 C55 Imperial Tobacco Hockey Set #7 PSA Registry: $25,000+
  • 2009 Bowman Chrome DJ Lemahieu Red Refractor Rookie PSA MINT 9: $25,000+
  • Mike Marshall’s 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers World Championship Ring: $25,000+
  • Bill Sharman’s 1988 Los Angeles Lakers World Championship Ring: $25,000+
  • 2011 Finest Rookie Autographs #84 Mike Trout Purple Refractor 5/5 PSA MINT 9: $25,000+
  • Late 1980’s Early 90’s Mike Singletary Game Used Chicago Bears Helmet: $20,000+
  • Harry Mangurian’s 1981 Boston Celtics NBA Championship Ring: $20,000+
  • 2011 Sterling Rookie Auto #19 Mike Trout Purple Refractors 10/10 BGS 9.5 Auto 10: $20,000+

The Clyde Lovellette Collection

  • Lot #7: Clyde Lovellette’s 1963 Boston Celtics NBA World Champions 10k Gold Ring (Lovellette Collection)
  • Lot #391: Clyde Lovellette’s 1951-52 Kansas Jayhawks Big Seven Champions 10k Gold Charm (Lovellette Collection)
  • Lot #396: Clyde Lovellette’s 1957 NBA All-Star Game Worn Uniform (Lovellette Collection) (MEARS A10)
  • Lot #395: Clyde Lovellette’s 1956 NBA All-Star Game Worn Uniform (Lovellette Collection) (MEARS A10)
  • Lot #390: Clyde Lovellette’s 1948 Indiana High School All-Stars Game Worn Uniform (Lovellette Collection)
  • Lot #385: Clyde Lovellette’s C. 1946-48 Garfield High School (IND.) Game Worn Uniform (Lovellette Collection)
  • Lot #387: Clyde Lovellette’s C. 1946-48 Garfield High School (IND.) Game Worn Road Uniform (Lovellette Collection)
  • Lot #386: Clyde Lovellette’s C. 1946-48 Garfield High School (IND.) Pair Of Game Worn Home Jerseys – One w/ Blood Stains! (Lovellette Collection)
  • Lot #389: Clyde Lovellette’s C. 1946-48 Garfield High School (IND.) Letterman Sweater (Lovellette Collection)
  • Lot #388: Clyde Lovellette’s C. 1946-48 Garfield High School (IND.) Game Worn Road Jersey (Lovellette Collection)
  • Lot #392: Clyde Lovellette’s 1952 Kansas University Sigma Chi And KK Fraternity Charms (Lovellette Collection)
  • Lot #394: Clyde Lovellette’s 1952 College Basketball National Sports Award Presented By Los Angeles Times (Lovellette Collection)

Various lots of tremendous NBA memorabilia:

  • Lot #10: 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan – PSA GEM MINT 10
  • Lot #337: Michael Jordan Single Signed Pair Of ‘Air Jordan 11 Columbia Blue High’ Basketball Shoes – Beckett LOA
  • Lot #377: 2003 Topps Chrome #111 Lebron James ‘Draft Pick #1’ Rookie Card – PSA GEM MINT 10
  • Lot #381: 2008 Lebron James Autographed Team USA Jersey (Toronto Equipment Manager Provenance) – Beckett LOA
  • Lot #11: 1996-97 Topps Chrome #138 Kobe Bryant Refractor – PSA GEM MINT 10
  • Lot #372: C. 2004 Kobe Bryant Dual-Signed And Practice Worn Nike ‘Huarache 2k4’ Basketball Shoes – Beckett LOA
  • Lot #344: Circa 1960 Vintage Wilt Chamberlain Signed Sport Magazine Photo (Beckett Encapsulated) (Tim Gallagher Collection)
  • Lot #348: May 15, 1972 Wilt Chamberlain Signed Sports Illustrated Cover Photo (Beckett Encapsulated) (Tim Gallagher Collection)
  • Lot #349: Bill Sharman’s 1988 Los Angeles Lakers NBA World Champions 14k Gold Ring (Sharman Family LOA)
  • Lot #350: 1990-91 Game Worn And Autographed Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers Home Jersey (MEARS A10) (JSA COA)
  • Lot #327: 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan – PSA MINT 9
  • Lot #369: 2002 NBA All-Star Team Signed Basketball Incl. Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant & Allen Iverson- PSA/DNA
  • Lot #363: 1996-97 Topps Chrome #138 Kobe Bryant – BGS PRISTINE 10
  • Lot #373: C. 2008 Kobe Bryant Dual-Signed And Practice Worn Nike ‘Kobe Iv’ Basketball Shoes – Beckett LOA
  • Lot #383: 2014 SP Authentic #172 Lebron James Flair Update Row 0 Autograph – PSA GEM MINT 10 (POP 1)
  • Lot #378: Lebron James Autographed Index Card 3″ x 5″, High School Era Signature (Beckett 10 AUTO)
  • Lot #7: Clyde Lovellette’s 1963 Boston Celtics NBA World Champions 10k Gold Ring (Lovellette Collection)
  • Lot #186: 1998 New York Yankees Championship Ring – Harry Mangurian (Former Boston Celtics Owner & Friend Of The Steinbrenners) (Mangrurian Family LOA)

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