Fresh-To-The-Hobby T206 Collection Highlights Huggins & Scott’s May 4th Masterpiece Auction

hugginslogo2017Huggins and Scott’s second auction of 2017, the May Auction, will open for bidding on Monday April 24th and close on Thursday night May 4th 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.

Vintage baseball card collectors will enjoy an abundance of pre-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 fresh-to-the-hobby collection of T206 White Borders featuring hundreds of graded cards with a baker’s dozen PSA NM 7s; a beautiful M116 Sporting Life Cobb SGC 86; The Addie Joss Collection of vintage graded cards; a rare find of three N173 Old Judge original glass plate negatives with two uncatalogued images; 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 Mickey Mantle RC (PSA 5); 1951 Bowman Willie Mays RC (PSA 4); 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle (PSA 1 (mk); 1953 Topps Mantle (PSA 5.5); 1968 OPC Nolan Ryan RC (SGC 86) and many more. Complete and near sets from the 1930s to present including a T205 near set, a Diamond Stars Master Set, a 1954 Topps Set with a PSA 5.5 Aaron RC, a 1959 Fleer Ted Williams Completely PSA Graded Set (7.15 average grade), and dozens 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 1877-1883 Peck & Snyder Silver Trophy Ball in original box; a 1952 New York Yankees Worlds Champions Pocket Watch; a remarkable collection of 1950s HOFers Contact Proof Photos used for cards (BGS Authenticated); and lots more.

This auction has a large number of autographed baseball items highlighted by the second installment of the Black & White Hall of Fame Plaque postcard collection, featuring Jesse Burkett, Thomas Connolly, Connie Mack; Honus Wagner and more; a scarce single-signed Lou Gehrig baseball; a stunning “Won in the Ninth” book signed by Christy Mathewson; a twice-signed 1945 Babe Ruth check (PSA/DNA Authentic); an incredible Walter Johnson three-page handwritten letter; a remarkable collection of signed Sports Illustrated “newsstand” issues with Mantle, Koufax, Ali, Chamberlain and more.

Our game-used section in this auction includes some nice pieces with a large assortment of game-used bats including Ken Griffey Jr., Manny Machado and others; plus batting helmets, a number of 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: a nice 57-58 Topps Complete Set with a PSA 6 Russell RC; a 61-62 Fleer Complete Set with O. Robertson and Jerry West RCs graded PSA 7; a 1986-87 Fleer Jordan RC (PSA 9); an 86-87 Fleer Jordan RC signed at his Fantasy Camp; 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, signed cards, and many more lots. Highlights include complete and near sets from 1948-1986; low pop, high-grade singles from 1950 Bowman; an incredible collection of signed mini-helmets, and more.

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 a 2009 UD Prominent Cuts Signed Abraham Lincoln 1 of 1 insert card; a 2007 Historical Cuts Dual-Signed Ulysses S. Grant & Robert E. Lee 1 of 1 insert card; a Donald Trump 2016 signed Masters Flag; an attractive large Marilyn Monroe cut signature; a number of graded comics, vintage coins, currency 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 #1662.

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