Legendary Auctions November event delivers all of the expected levels of quality and variety, and also features some once-in-a-lifetime highlights. Prominent among these is a substantial gallery of memorabilia from the collection of St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock, including his 1967 World Series ring, his Lou Gehrig Memorial Award and his Hutch Award, and a LeRoy Nieman original painting of Brock in action (presented to the speedster in 1979 by some of his MLB colleagues). Legendary November 18–19 Auction of Sports & Americana full preview is now online—over 1400 lots!
Another significant section in this auction holds the hobby’s most comprehensive and high-grade assembly of Topps gum card display boxes—covering the years from 1951 through the 1970s, and distinguished by the company’s extremely scarce test issue containers. Yet another honors the venerable Chicago Cubs franchise through a variety of unique and important keepsakes from the team’s earliest days. The Cubs section is headlined by Frank Chance’s 1911-12 game used home jersey , but other outstanding gamers are found throughout the catalog, including:
°1942 road jersey worn by Yankees Hall of Famer Joe Gordon
°1967 Giants home flannel worn by Willie Mays
°Celtics uniform worn by Pete Maravich during his final NBA game
Naturally, there are robust offerings for card collectors, starting with an unprecedented line-up of more than 50 grading company Registry sets; a few standouts in this realm are
°1968 Topps Complete Set (#4 on the PSA Set Registry)
°1958 Topps Complete Set (#7 on the PSA Set Registry)
°1934-36 National Chicle Diamond Stars Near Set (#6 on the PSA Set Registry)
Vintage collectors will be thrilled by this auction’s groups of rare 1911 T208 Cullivan’s Firesides and 1895 N566 Newsboy Cabinets, and top-drawer “singles” — like the 1915 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb in PSA NM-MT 8 — will also be irresistibly tempting.
Again, we’re pleased to present a sale that’s filled with so many treasures, and it’s rewarding to end 2009 on a high note. Our first year has been filled with challenges, but, along the way, the support we’ve received from all of our great customers has been truly gratifying.