Autographed Black & White Hall Of Fame Postcard Collection Highlights Huggins and Scott February 9, 2017 Auction

hugginslogo2017Huggins and Scott’s first auction of 2017, the February Auction, will open for bidding on Monday January 30th and close on Thursday night February 9th with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11:00pm ET.

An incredible 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, our selection of quality items has a little something for just about everyone. Several unique lots headline this auction.

We open the auction with the first installment (17 lots) of the remarkable Signed Black & White Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard Set featuring rare Grover Cleveland Alexander and Eddie Collins (PSA 9) examples. 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 tough T206 Bill O’Hara St. Louis variation (SGC 50); a very attractive T206 Mathewson Dark Cap (SGC 60); a find of T206 Hindu backs, all offered individually and many more.



The post-war collection is substantial as well with an unusually large number of singles, lots, complete and near sets from 1948 to present. Highlights include: 1951 Bowman Willie Mays RC (PSA 7); 1954 Topps Hank Aaron RC (PSA 5.5); 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax RC (PSA 6); 1969 Topps Pete Rose (PSA 10 – 1 of only 3); and many more. High end unopened items include 1973 Topps 4th Series Wax Box, 1978 Topps Sealed Rack Case and more. One of the most extensive modern insert collections we’ve offered with multiple certified autographed card complete sets, short prints, 1 of 1s, signed relic cards, dual and triple signed cards and much more. As always, we also present a plethora of wonderful “shoebox” collections (always a crowd favorite).

We are pleased to offer a number of neat memorabilia items including an incredible original Ron Stark oil painting of Mickey Mantle; a rare 1924 Washington Senators “Pennant Winners” pin featuring Walter Johnson; an 1888 California League Scorecard from Spalding’s World Tour (1 of 2 known) and lots more.

This auction has a large number of autographed baseball items highlighted by the aforementioned Black & White Hall of Fame postcard collection; an incomparable 1936 Amos Rusie signed handwritten letter with references to Cap Anson and Billy Sunday; a stunning Ruth/Gehrig dual signed baseball, purported to be a homerun ball from a 1930 Barnstorming game; a unique 1935 Babe Ruth TLS on Boston Braves letterhead; a scarce 1933 Goudey Tony Lazzeri signed card (PSA encapsulated); a phenomenal Christy Mathewson large cut (PSA/DNA 8); an attractive 1932 multi-signed baseball with Ruth, Gehrig, Hack Wilson and five other HOFers; a nice collection of Pittsburgh Pirates team-signed balls featuring Clemente on each and more.


Our game-used section in this auction includes some nice pieces. Leading off is a 1965-68 Frank Robinson game used bat (PSA/DNA 8); a 1967 Boog Powell Orioles home jersey; a 1970 Don Baylor Orioles rookie year jersey; plus a number of other game-used bats, jerseys, jackets, hats, shoes, equipment and plenty more.

If you don’t collect baseball items, we have a terrific assortment of some high-end pieces from the other sports including a wonderful selection of football, basketball, hockey and boxing lots, sets, autographs and memorabilia. Highlights in the basketball category includes: BBCE wrapped unopened wax boxes from 1986-87 Fleer, 1975-76 Topps and 1980-81 Topps; a tough 1992 USA Dream Team Signed basketball and more.

The football category features a dazzling array of vintage programs, tickets and ephemera from the turn of the century through the Super Bowls with 1920s programs, rare pennants, signed card lots, LeSean McCoy’s 2013 NFL Rushing Leader TAG-Heuer presentation watch and many more lots.

If Non-Sports cards, comics, coins, Americana or Political collecting is your cup of tea, we are offering a nice selection in those categories as well including items signed by: John Jacob Astor; John Pershing; Neil Armstrong; Richard Nixon; Donald Trump and more; a number of graded comics, vintage coins 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:

Also, remember to check out our “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. Those lots start with lot #1296. You can also visit our Blog for a full preview with images:

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