Collect Auctions is heading on an East Coast consignment trip this weekend and the first week of March. We’ll start the trip at The Philly Show this weekend (Feb. 28-March 1), then travel through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Finally, we’ll head home across Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Items from this trip will be included in summer auction.
You can find us at the Philly Show in booth #207 this weekend if you are attending the show. We can pick your items up in person, save the expense of shipping, as well as discuss strategy and promotion for your items. We’re available for appointments and will come to view and pick up larger collections if necessary. Call Mark (630-235-4099) to get on the schedule.
We’re looking for vintage baseball cards (sets and singles); graded singles and sets; vintage unopened wax, cello and rack packs and boxes; sports autographs; historical, presidential and entertainment autographs; Star Co. basketball cards; game-used items; Babe Ruth items; tobacco cards; trophies and rings; programs; tickets; memorabilia and more.
A few of the highlights from our last auction include: 1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb PSA 4 sold for $53,270 (VCP price is $31,200); 1911 C55 Imperial Tobacco Hockey PSA-Graded Master Set ranked No. 6 on the Registry sold for $34,129; 1973 Topps Baseball Cello Box (Fritsch/BBCE) sold for $32,749; Mickey Lolich’s 1968 World Series Personal Trophy sold for $23,958; 1964 Topps Hockey ‘Tall Boy’ PSA-Graded Set ranked No. 17 on the Registry sold for $13,682; 1976 Topps Baseball Cello Box (Fritsch/BBCE) sold for $11,474; 1951 Parkhurst Gordie Howe RC PSA 7 sold for $11,028; 1976 Topps Football Wax Box (Fritsch/BBCE) sold for $10,666; and a 1957 Topps Baseball PSA-graded Set ranked No. 65 on the Registry sold for $10,278.
Steven Bloedow, director of auctions