Auctions In Progress Last Days To Bid In Collect Auctions Ends April 7, 2011

Collect Auctions bidding is live with the current auction ending April 7. The auction, which can be viewed at www.collectauctions.com, 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 www.collectauctions.com, 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 steve@collectauctions.com.