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Auctions In Progress: Collect Auctions Showcases Vintage Vending Boxes

Collect Auctions bidding is live with the current auction ending April 7. The auction, which can be viewed at, has a strong mix of vintage sports cards, autographs and game-used items, while featuring an unprecedented selection of unopened vending boxes from all four major sports, led by 1968-69 Topps Hockey, 1971 Topps Series 1 Football and 1970 Topps Series 1 Football boxes. Although the unopened products take the lead, Collect Auctions has plenty more to offer.  Items include:

Unopened Vending Boxes: 1975 Topps Baseball, 1976 Topps Baseball, 1977 Topps Baseball, 1978 Topps Baseball, 1972 Topps Series 1 Football, 1973 Topps Football, 1977 Topps Football, 1973-74 Topps Basketball, 1974-75 Topps Basketball, 1975-76 Topps Basketball, 1976-77 Topps Basketball, 1977-78 Topps Basketball, 1978-79 Topps Basketball, 1979-80 Topps Basketball, 1971-72 Topps Hockey, 1972-73 Topps Hockey and 1973-74 Topps Hockey.

In addition, Collect Auctions is offering a strong array of wax, rack and cello boxes, with a 1973 Topps Baseball Series 4 Baseball Wax Box, 1975 Topps Baseball Cello Box, 1979 Topps Baseball Rack Box, 1972 Topps Series 2 Football Wax Box, 1975 Topps Football Cello Box, 1978 Topps Football Cello Box, 1979 Topps Football Rack Box, 1986 Topps Football Rack Box, 1972-73 Topps Basketball Wax Box, 1974-75 Topps Hockey Wax Box, 1979-80 Topps Hockey Wax Box and 1983-84 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Wax Box.

There’s a one-of-a-kind photo and negative collection from the 1962 Syracuse Braves vs. Boston Bruins Exhibition Game from the Robert Stevenson estate, which features never-before seen images of Phil Esposito early in his career; Willie McCovey Game-used Bat attributed to his 500th home run; a dual-signed Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig baseball; three 1955 Bowman 3-card Sales Panels, including one with Hank Aaron; three impressive Ty Cobb signatures, including a full-page color magazine photo graded PSA/DNA 9; a Lou Gehrig & Bump Hadley dual-signed photo; two Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris dual-signed photos, including one signed by both in 1964; and a James Monroe & John Quincy Adams dual-signed Four Language Ships Papers from 1829.

There’s a strong selection of game-used items in the April 7 auction also. There’s a 1965-68 Roberto Clemente Hillerich & Bradsby Game-used bat graded PSA/DNA 7, along with a 1955-56 Ernie Banks H&B Game-used bat and a 1964 Al Kaline H&B Game-used bat with excellent use. The auction also has game-used bats from Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Frank Robinson, Nolan Ryan, Rocky Colavito, Tony Oliva, Wade Boggs, Mark McGwire, Jim Gentile and more. Game-used jerseys from Derek Jeter, Manny Ramirez, Tony Gwynn, Nolan Ryan, Lenny Dykstra, John Montefusco, Michael Vick and Alonzo Mourning, along with game-used hockey sticks from Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito.

Bidding is live on, with catalogs available upon request. Open bidding ends at 9:00 pm CST, with extended bidding following the 15-minute rule. For more information, please call Steven Bloedow at 888-463-3063 or email at

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