Huggins and Scott Auctions March 2011 Masterpiece Auction is currently available for viewing and the catalog is available for .pdf download, with bidding beginning today, (Wednesday) March 16th at 12:00pm EST. 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. We are presenting 859 terrific lots of sports and Americana items, sure to please the entire range of collectors and investors. Our current auction is now available and includes amazing items: Bob Scherr’s Baltimore Orioles Bat Boy Collection from 1964-1966, Terrific selection of Game-Used Bats with Aaron, Ashburn, T. Williams and more, E90-1 Shoeless Joe Jackson Rookie Card SGC Authentic, Mickey Mantle 1989 Yankees Game-Worn Old-Timers Road Jersey MEARS A-10, and more! The auction runs March 16 – March 30-31, 2011. Highlights include:
a near complete 1909-11 T206 tobacco card set. The set includes the O’Hara variation, all four Ty Cobb cards and is missing just five of the toughest variations.
Following “The Monster” is the “Mount Rushmore” of autographed cards, with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt signatures on a 2008 Upper Deck insert card.
As per Huggins & Scott tradition, this auction includes an exemplary list of unique, rare and vintage baseball memorabilia. That group is highlighted by the second installment of the Richie Ashburn Collection. This section of the catalog includes Ashburn’s 1993 NL Championship ring given to him as half of the announcing team, the original Perez-Steele Hall of Fame postcard artwork that hung at the Hall of Fame during his induction and Ashburn’s game-worn 1948 rookie year cap.
A superb selection of autographed items is highlighted by a Babe Ruth single-signed baseball (PSA 6), a 1979 Thurman Munson single-signed baseball (likely his last autograph, ever), a Willie Stargell game-worn and signed pillbox Pirates cap and a 1968 Chicago Bears team-signed football with George Halas, Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers.
Other rare artifacts in this auction include a selection of rare Willie Mays cards that includes the only known 1966 Topps Punch-outs, a 1958 Hires Root Beer with the tab, an uncut Briggs Meats panel and several other test issues, prototypes and Mays memorabilia.
Game-used items include a 1989 Old-Timers Mickey Mantle Yankees worn jersey; a Joe Namath 1977 Los Angeles Rams jersey; game-used bats of Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, Richie Ashburn, Harmon Killebrew and more; a very difficult Wayne Gretzky brushed aluminum 1989 stick; a Jerry Rice Oakland Raiders helmet and a Super Bowl-worn Dallas Cowboys helmet.
A tremendous collection has come from a bat boy from the 1964-66 Baltimore Orioles that contains jerseys, photographs, signatures and bats from the 1966 World Champion Orioles.
As with most of Huggins and Scott auctions, they will have a large number of vintage cards from all sports, as well as an incredible collection of newer, modern insert/relic cards with complete autographed sets and a variety of other (1-of-1) cards and parallels.
A terrific selection of graded cards is highlighted by a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie PSA 7 (oc), 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8, 1955 Sandy Koufax rookie PSA 8, T206 Sherry Magie (error) PSA 3, T207 Louis Lowdermilk PSA 5 (mc) and a tremendous collection of high-grade 1923 Walter Mails card game with a Walter Johnson (SGC 96).