Collect Auctions bidding is now live. The auction is view-able and available for bidding at www.collectauctions.com/catalog.aspx. There are more than 800 lots of vintage sports cards and sets; signed baseballs, photos, jerseys and bats; an unparalleled selection of vending, cello and wax boxes; a huge selection signed cards and sets; and some amazing Lefty Grove items from the son of one of Grove’s best friends after his playing days. Bidding ends Thursday, December 4 at 9:00 p.m. CST (10:00 EST).
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The unopened lineup includes: 1973 Topps Baseball Series 4 wax box; 1975 Topps Baseball cello box; 1975 Topps Baseball vending box; 1971 Topps Football Series 1 vending box; 1972 Topps Football Series 1 vending box; 1972 Topps Football Series 2 wax box; 1975 Topps Football cello box; 1986 Topps Football cello box; 1972-73 Topps Basketball wax box; 1972-73 Topps Hockey vending box graded GAI 10; 1979-80 Topps Hockey vending box; and more.
A Hank Aaron signed 1954 Topps RC card graded PSA/DNA 9 and a Thurman Munson signed 1976 Topps card (slabbed Authentic by PSA/DNA) lead the way with signed card. In addition, there’s signed partial sets from 1954 (191 different), 1959 (377 different) and 1960 (385 different), along with a signed 1976 Topps Baseball set; 1978 Topps Baseball near set (641), 1979 Topps Baseball near set (717), 1964 Topps Giants (46/60), Exhibits (74 different), 1981 Donruss (387 different), 1981 Topps Baseball (724/726), 1983 Donruss (399 different), 1983 Donruss HOF Heroes (25/26 possible), 1990 Donruss Baseball (691 different), 1992 Fleer Baseball (697 different), 1953 Topps Archives (232 of 243 possible); 1954 Topps Archives (signed by every possible living player); and a 1978 Topps Football signed starter set (339/528).
The Lefty Grove items are highlighted by the actual ball that Grove used for the first pitch of Game 4 of the 1972 World Series. Grove signed the ball and added “First ball thrown out in the 4 game of World Series 1972 by Lefty Grove.” There’s also a single-signed OAL Grove baseball; five different multi-signed HOFer baseballs from various Hall of Fame inductions; a Lefty Grove signature model 1961-63 Old Timers game-used Louisville Slugger bat authenticated by PSA/DNA; 1971 All-Star Game glass pitcher and tray presented to Grove; and a set of four 1973 Old Timers glasses given to Grove.
Other highlights include: two different single-signed Babe Ruth baseballs; a stunning multi-signed HOFer bat with 62 signatures, including Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams; Harmon Killebrew’s game-used and signed 1969 All-Star Game Louisville Slugger bat from his MVP year with a LOA from Killebrew; Thurman Munson signed 8×10 photo (JSA); Muhammad Ali signed training camp check (1973); Noah Webster signed handwritten letter (1833); 1970 and 1971 Kellogg’s Baseball complete sets in original wrappers; 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers team-signed baseball with Campanella and Jackie Robinson (JSA); 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers team-signed cut signature display (JSA); Kirby Puckett 1995 game-used Louisville Slugger bat with a Twins LOA; Nelson Mandela signed United Nations FDC (JSA); and a Christa McAuliffe signed commemorative cachet (PSA/DNA).
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