Huggins and Scott Auctions, April 2013 Masterpiece Auction is currently available for viewing and the catalog is available for download . Presented are 923 terrific lots of sports and Americana items, sure to please the entire range of collectors and investors. Bidding begins Monday, April 1, 2013 at 12:00pm ET.
The auction will end with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11:00pm ET on Thursday night April 11th, 2013. ALL INITIAL BIDS MUST BE PLACED BY 10:00pm ET on the night the item closes!
If you are local, or plan on being in the Washington, DC area in the next two weeks, and would like to stop by and view any items in the auction, please give our main office a call to set up an appointment.
This auction features another amazing array of sports and non-sports 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. This auction is headlined by a tremendous Babe Ruth signed ticket stub from July 13, 1934 in Detroit, MI, where he clubbed his 700thcareer homerun.
Vintage 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 a Novelty Postcard Tris Speaker rookie card PSA 3; a M101-3 Ty Cobb Postcard SGC 20; a SGC Graded T227 Honest Long Cut set of four with Cobb; and a variety of T206 White Borders, T202 Triple Folders, E-cards, early exhibit cards and more.
The post-war collection is substantial as well with an unusually large number of complete and near sets from 1939-1973; a couple of 1951 Bowman graded Mickey Mantle rookie cards; several lots of high-grade Mantle cards, a fresh-to-the hobby collection of Hunter’s Wieners including a beautiful 1955 Musial; and more. As always, we also present a plethora of wonderful “shoebox” collections (always a crowd favorite).
Our game-used section in this auction includes a terrific selection of various years, styles and teams of game-used warm-up jackets including a wonderful 1969 Seattle Pilots, 1940s Montreal Royals, 1960s New York Mets and a 1969-71 Frank Robinson Baltimore Orioles jacket; game used bats from Harmon Killebrew (PSA 8)and Roy Sievers (1959 All-Star Bat); a 1940’s Bill Dickey game-used catcher’s glove; and a 1965 Ed Roebuck Phillies game used jersey (Mears A-10); and a uniqueMichael Jordan game-used fielders glove that has been dipped in .925 pure silver, now weighing nearly 7-1/2 pounds!
Staying in the memorabilia category, we are pleased to offer a wonderful collection of game programs and tickets, including the aforementioned Ruth signed 700th home run stub; numerous graded and raw desirable tickets including World Series tickets from 1915, 1923, 1929, 1955, 1966,1967, 1969; important pieces including: 1876 Boston Red Caps season ticket pass; 1941 Lou Gehrig Memorial (PSA 4); 1960 Ted Williams’ 500th homerun; No-Hitter tickets from Bob Feller and Nolan Ryan; several early World Series programs including 1916, 1923 and 1926; a stunning 1919 baseball notebook with Babe Ruth in his Red Sox uniform on the cover; a colorful 1886 Pittsburgh Alleghenys scorecard with Pud Galvin on the cover; a beautiful example of aHouston Colt .45s black face bobbing head doll and much more.
As with all of Huggins and Scott Auctions, we have a large number of autographed lots including baseballs, bats, lithographs, photographs and others consigned by collectors from all across the country. Highlights include: #22/100 NBA’s “50 Greatest Players” Lithograph by Dreams, Inc.; a stunning Babe Ruth signed photograph; a very attractive1915 Detroit Tigers team-signed baseball; a popular 1928 New York Yankees team-signed baseball; a tremendous collection of PSA 9 and PSA 10 graded signed index cards including a Lou Gehrig PSA 10; Whitey Ford’s personal 1974 HOF induction signed baseball; a PSA 10 graded “America’s National Game” book signed by A.G. Spalding; and much, much more!
If political or Americana collecting is your hobby, this auction features a number of terrific lots including a scarce 1820-1824 E. Huntington Copy of the Declaration of Independence; a framed display with a George Washington signature and hair strands; signed documents from James Madison, James Monroe, John Hancock, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and a beautiful Marilyn Monroe signed personal check.
To browse the auction for the rest of the quality pieces being auctioned, or to download the catalog, please visit the website: www.hugginsandscott.com
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