Goodwin & Company’s Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLI starts on June 1st and closes on Wednesday June 20, 2012 which happens to be the first official day of summer. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for the outdoors, baseball and barbeque. Goodwin & Company has selected 95 premium items for this auction and have scheduled our standard 800-900 lot catalog for next month which will end on July 26. There are no less than six quality Babe Ruth cards presented here including three 1933 Goudey cards of the “Bambino” graded near mint to mint.
One of the hottest cards in the hobby, the Babe’s rookie card with a rare Famous Barr back, is headlining at Lot #1. Other Famous Barr cards offered are Jim Thorpe, Joe Jackson and a seldom seen Frank Chance. T206 collectors will be excited to see seven white border Hall of Famers graded PSA 8 or better! They will also find Hall of Fame and common players with rare backs including Drum, Lennox and Uzit.
Don’t miss the Walter Johnson hands at chest with a Drum back. There are seldom seen complete sets such as a 1952 Parkhurst Baseball, a 1948-1952 master set of Exhibit Football and a Red Heart Dog Food set. Nineteenth Century enthusiasts will have a chance to bid on a rare Old Judge Jack McQuaid umpire card along with other high quality Old Judges displaying brilliant pictures and corners. Several mint Topps and Bowman cards, including a 1955 Topps Joe Cunningham graded Gem Mint 10 by PSA, are also available for your bidding.
Other highlights include:
Ultra-Scarce 1916 Babe Ruth Famous & Barr Rookie Card (PSA 2) One of Only Four Famous & Barr Ruth Rookie Cards on the COMBINED PSA & SGC “Pop” Charts”!
1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 PSA 8 NM-MT “Only 2 Examples Graded Higher”!
1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149 (PSA 8) – “Only 2 Graded Higher (Excluding Qualifiers)”!
1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144 SGC 8 NM-MT
1933 Sport Kings Babe Ruth #2 PSA 7 NM
Extraordinary Collection of 834 GPC’s, Index Cards & Photo Postcards s including 83 Hall of Famers! – JSA/James Spence Authentication Letter
T206 Piedmont — Chief Bender “Portrait” (PSA Mint 9) – “1 of 3 – Highest Graded Copy”
1933 House Of David Advertisement For Night Baseball Featuring Chief Bender
1933 Oklahoma Indian Baseball Club Advertisement For An Exhibition Game Featuring Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe 1916 Famous & Barr Co. ROOKIE CARD #176 (PSA 4.5) – “1 of 1
and the Highest Graded Copy on BOTH the PSA & SGC “Pop” Charts”!
Joe Jackson 1916 Famous & Barr Co. #86 (PSA 5) – “1 of 3; Highest Graded copy on BOTH the SGC & PSA “Pop” Charts”!
Ultra-Scarce 1916 Famous & Barr Frank Chance (PSA 6) – Highest Graded “1 of 1” Copy on the COMBINED PSA & SGC “Pop”Charts
“Scarce for the Grade” T206 Christy Mathewson Portrait “Piedmont
Cigarettes” (PSA 8) – “1 of 2 Listed Piedmonts & The Highest Graded
Piedmont Copy; Only 1 Graded Higher for ALL Advertisement Backs”!