Love of the Game Auctions Current Auction Ends March 30, 2024

Love of the Games an internet-based sports auction house catering to the passionate collector of cards and memorabilia, offers its Spring Premier Auction ending March 30, 2024 .   Featuring over 1,500 lots of cards and memorabilia from 1900 through present, along with including Hall of Fame rookie cards, complete sets, prewar rarities, unopened material, vintage photography and much more!  Bid, view and register for the auction at loveofthegameauctions.comThe auction closes Saturday, March 30, 2024

“This auction is filled with rare cards and fascinating memorabilia,” said Al Crisafulli, LOTG founder and auction director. “It includes our biggest-ever 19th Century selection, a host of card types, several historically significant prewar baseball collections, and a huge assortment of high-grade vintage items from all sports. We are thrilled to have assembled such an exciting – and sizable – offering for hobbyists and investors.”

Highlights Include:

  • 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (HOF – Red Background) w/Ty Cobb Back – Early Example! – SGC A
  • Impossibly Rare 1910 Punch Cigarros Pete Hill (HOF) – SGC A
  • Remarkable 1950-51 Toleteros Josh Gibson (HOF) w/Redemption Stamp – SGC PR 1
  • 1961 Topps High-Grade PSA-Graded Complete Set (587) – #15 on the PSA Registry – 8.30 Rating!
  • Rare 1925 Exhibits Champions Babe Ruth (HOF) – PSA VG-EX 4
  • Rare 1954 Wilson Franks Retail Advertising Display w/Uncut Sheet
  • 1910-11 M116 Sporting Life Honus Wagner (HOF – Blue) – SGC GD+ 2.5
  • 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle (RC – HOF) – SGC PR 1
  • 1920 Babe Ruth (HOF) Original Type 1 News Service Photo by Underwood – Last Known Image in a Red Sox Uniform
  • c.1880’s Macintyre Bros. Studio Sam Thompson (HOF) Cabinet Photo – SGC FR 1.5

Great Memorabilia at Love of the Game!

  • 1918-21 Babe Ruth Game-Used Bat, Previously On Display at the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore, MD (PSA/DNA GU-7)
  • July 8, 1889 New York Giants vs. Allegheny City (w/Buck Ewing) Polo Grounds Official Scorecard – First New York Giants Game at Polo Grounds II
  • 1954 Atlanta Crackers vs. Milwaukee Braves Ponce deLeon Park Official Scorecard. Pre-Rookie Hank Aaron & Nat Peeples – the Only Black Player Ever to Play in the Southern Association!
  • 1950-59 Ted Williams Signed, Game-Used Bat (MEARS A7, PSA/DNA MINT 9)
  • c.1907 Baseball-Themed Female Athlete Pillow Topper
  • August 1, 1896 St. Louis Browns vs. Cleveland Spiders Official Sportsman’s Park Scorebook w/Cy Young, Bobby Wallace, Jesse Burkett & Roger Connor (HOF)
  • c.1880s Baseball-Themed Lemonade Pitcher Set
  • c.1940s St. Louis Browns Felt Pennant
  • Rare & Beautiful 1954 Wilson Franks Retail Advertising Display w/Uncut Sheet
  • 1891 Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Senators Official Scorecard w/Ed Delahanty (HOF)
  • 1891 Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston Official Scorebook w/Ed Delahanty
  • 1878-82 Spalding Pocket Score Book w/Walter Camp, Jim Ting & More
  • 1911 Frank “Home Run” Baker (HOF) World Series Hero Celluloid Pocket Mirror
  • 1950 “The Jackie Robinson Story” (HOF) One-Sheet Movie Poster
  • c.1860s Ceramic ABC Plate w/Early Baseball Scene
  • c.1930s Green Bay Packers Cigar Box
  • 1902 Daniel Edgar Sickles (Union General) Imperial Cabinet Photo
  • Rare and Beautiful 1885 Baseball ABC’s Illustrated Children’s Book
  • Extremely Rare c.1880s Sure Hit Tobacco Advertising Label – GCLGS F5

Hall of Fame Rookies at LOTG:

  • Lot #11: 1907-09 H.M. Taylor Tigers Postcards Ty Cobb (HOF RC) – PSA VG 3
  • Lot #85: 1975 Topps #228 George Brett (HOF RC) and Lot #84: 1975 Topps #223 Robing Yount (HOF RC), both PSA 9.
  • Lot #64: 1925 W504 Universal Toy & Novelty New York Yankees Team w/Lou Gehrig (HOF RC) – 1923 Image.
  • Lot #83: 1967 Topps #581 Tom Seaver (HOF RC) – PSA NM-MT 8
  • Lot #13: 1935 Zeenut PCL Joe DiMaggio (HOF PRE-RC) – SGC FR 1.5; Lot #69: Ve 1946 Propaganda Montiel #64 Stan Musial (HOF RC)
  • Lot #791: 1947 Bond Bread Stan Musial (HOF RC) – SGC VG/EX 4
  • Lot #1199: 1975 Topps #620 Gary Carter (HOF RC) – PSA MINT 9 and #616 Jim Rice (HOF RC) – PSA MINT 9
  • Lot #729: 1916 Famous & Barr #171 Casey Stengel (HOF RC) – Highest-Graded by SGC!
  • Lot #17: 1963 Topps #553 Willie Stargell (HOF RC) – PSA MINT 9 – Just 2 Higher!
  • Lot #8: 1880s Randall Studio Dan Brouthers (HOF RC) – the Earliest Collectible of Brouthers.
  • Lot #72: 1947 Bond Bread Exhibits Jackie Robinson (HOF RC) – PSA GOOD 2
  • Lot #78: Gorgeous 1952 Topps #407 Eddie Mathews (HOF RC) – PSA A
  • Lot #1221: Rare 1968 Topps Basketball Test #12 Earl Monroe (HOF RC) – PSA VG-EX 4
  • Lot #74: 1948 Swell Sport Thrills #3 Jackie Robinson (HOF RC) – PSA VG-EX 4
  • Lot #75: 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron (HOF RC) – BVG EX 5

Rare Type Cards at LOTG:

  • Lot #26: Rare 1953 Bowman Color Proof “Dodgers in Action” – Unissued Card! The first example to come to auction in decades, one of four “proof” cards associated with the 1953 Bowman Color set that were never issued.
  • Lot #6: 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (HOF – Red Background) w/Ty Cobb Back – Early Example!
  • Lot #15: 1909-11 T206 Brown Hindu Cy Young (HOF – Portrait) – PSA GOOD 2
  • Incredibly rare 1911 Western Playground cards of George Stinson and Roy Castleton
  • Lot #1221: Rare 1986 Topps Basketball Test #12 Earl Monroe (HOF RC) – one of five different cards from this ultra-rare set featured in the auction. Lot #1104: Very tough 1968 Topps 3D Tony Perez (HOF) – PSA MINT 9, one of two high-grade cards from the set featured in the auction.
  • Lot #64: Tough 1925 W504 Universal Toy & Novelty New York Yankees Team w/Rookie Lou Gehrig (1923 Yankees Team photo) – HOF RC
  • T206 Rarebacks (Counter-clockwise from top left): Lot #476: Brown Lenox Arlie Latham, Lot #581: Unit Cigarettes Lefty Leifield, Lot #480: Drum Cigarettes Orval Overall, Lot #488: Red Hindu John Hummel
  • Lot #519: 1909-11 T206 Piedmont Factory 42 Frank Chance (HOF – Yellow Background)
  • Lot #2: Impossibly Rare 1910 Punch Cigarros Pete Hill (HOF) – one of just two cards of Hill. With just five graded examples of either card, one of the rarest of all Hall of Famers.
  • Lot #4 – Remarkable 1950-51 Toleteros Josh Gibson (HOF) w/rare Redemption Overprint. Perhaps the only surviving example with the overprint!
  • Lot #24: 1921 Voskamp’s Coffee #20 Bill Skiff – one of just two known examples from the entire set.
  • Lot #45: Rare 1887 N690 Kalamazoo Bats Harry Stovey (Hands on Hips) – SGC VG/EX 4
  • Lot #343: Rare c.1860s Baseball Illustrated Unmounted CdV
  • Lot #737: 1916 Morehouse Baking #177 Joe Tinker (HOF)
  • Lot #734: 1916 Indianapolis Brewing Co. #142 Eppa Rixey (HOF RC)
  • Lot #783: Rare 1934 D382 Tarzan Bread Oscar Melilla – one of three cards from the rare set featured in the auction.
  • Lot #428: 1893 N398 Yum Yum Tobacco Baseball Player
  • Lot #738: 1916 Successful Farming #186 Zack Wheat (HOF)

19th Century Rarities:

  • Lot #104: July 8 ,1889 New York Giants vs. Allegheny City (w/Buck Ewing) Polo Grounds Official Scorecard – First New York Giants Game at Polo Grounds II
  • Lot #15 and Lot #119: 1891 and 1894 official Philadelphia Phillies Scorecards w/Ed Delahanty (HOF)
  • Lot #92: 1878-92 Spalding Pocket Scorebook – hardcover book loaded with collegiate games!
  • An amazing array of N172 Old Judge Hall of Famers
  • Rare 1887 N690 Kalamazoo Bats
  • Lot #99: c.1888 Big Run Cigar Box Salesman’s Sample Advertising Label w/Buck Ewing (HOF) – GCLGS EX 7
  • Lot #359: 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes #112-6 Con Daley (Missing Name) – “The Anonymous Old Judge” – SGC VG 3 w/Great Image!
  • Lot #113: c1880s Baseball-Themed Lemonade Pitcher & Glass Set
  • Lot #8: c. 1880s Randall Studio Dan Brouthers Cabinet Photo (HOF RC) – The Earliest Card of Brouthers
  • Lot #7: c.1880s MacIntyre Bros. Studio Sam Thompson (HOF) Cabinet Photo
  • Lot #366: 1887 J. Brown Studio Bobby Lowe Cabinet Photo – First Player to Hit 4 HR in a Game!
  • Lot #123: August 1, 1896 St. Louis Browns vs. Cleveland Spiders Official Sportsman’s Park Scorebook w/Cy Young, Bobby Wallace, Jesse Burkett & Roger Connor (HOF)
  • Lot #405: Rare 1887 Gehrig Studios Jim McCauley (Chicago) – Old Judge “Proof” – Undiscovered pose of a significant N172 rarity!
  • Lot #49: 1888 N173 Old Judge Cabinets Charles Comieksy – PSA VG-EX 4
  • Lot #343: Rare c.1860s Baseball Illustrated Unmounted CdV
  • Lot #428: Rare 1893 N398 Yum Yum Tobacco Baseball Player
  • Lot #47: 1895 N300 Mayo’s Cut Plug Buck Ewing (HOF – Cleveland) – SGC VG/EX 4
  • Lot #406: c.1887 Scholten Studio Chippy McGarr w/Umpire John McQuaid – Rare 2-Subject Old Judge “Proof” Cabinet Photo
  • Lot #352: 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter John M. Ward (HOF)
  • Lot #111: c1880s Goodwin & Co. Gypsy Queen Cigarettes Box

Bid, view and register for the auction at loveofthegameauctions.comThe auction closes Saturday, March 30, 2024.

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