Love of the Game Auctions Spring 2018 Premier Auction Ends March 24, 2018

Time Is Running Out – Love of the Game Auctions Consignment OpportunitiesLove of the Game’s Spring, 2018 Premier Auction is now open for bidding! The auction closes Saturday, March 24, 2018. Bid, register and view the auction at loveofthegameauctions.com/catalog.aspx.

Highlights Include:

  • Spectacular 1871 Stratford Base Ball Club Team Photo w/James O’Rourke (HOF)
  • Rare 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinet #170 Ty Cobb (HOF – Fielding)
  •  60 lots of baseball photos
  • More than 150 autograph lots
  • 140 lots of memorabilia
  •  580 lots of baseball cards
  • 105+ lots of vintage postcards
  •  Extensive HOF Pre-Rookie selection – baseball & football
  • Vintage football memorabilia

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Historically Important Artifacts at Love of the Game Auctions:

  • Lot #12: 1934 Tour of Japan Photo signed by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig & Jimmie Foxx – one of three known examples.
  • Lot #13: 1934 Tour of Japan Team-Signed Baseball w/Ruth, Gehrig, Berg, Foxx
  • Lot #141: “The Hurler” – 1935 Original Bronze Sculpture by Internationally-Known Sculptor Joe Brown
  • Lot #986: Incredible Ty Cobb Signed Original Photograph
  • Lot #229: Rare 1906 Ullman Postcards Christy Mathewson – SGC VG 40
  • Lot #21: Incredibly Rare Mickey Mantle “No. 6” Autographed Upper Deck Authenticated Rookie Jersey
  • Lot #619: 1923 Maple Crispette #8 Babe Ruth – SGC POOR 10
  • Lot #970: Mickey Mantle Signed 1951 Kansas City Blues Replica Jersey (Ex-Halper)
  • Lot #777: 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions #6 Harry Beecher – SGC VG+ 45
  • Lot #17: Incredible 1913 Homestead Grays Large-Format Team Cabinet Photo w/Cum Posey (HOF)

Vintage Photography Highlights at Love of the Game Auctions:

  • Lot #23: Spectacular 1909 Christy Mathewson Type 1 Original News Service Photo by George Grantham Bain
  • Lot #47: Superb 1927 New York Yankees Type 1 Original News Service Photo
  • Lot 28: 1920s Ty Cobb Original Type 1 News Service Photo – in shades! (PSA/DNA)
  • Lot #53: 1930s Lou Gehrig Type 1 Original Photograph by George Burke (PSA/DNA)
  • Lot #48: Rare 1928 Grover Cleveland Alexander Type 1 Original News Service Photo by Charles Conlon (PSA/DNA)
  • Lot #41: 1927 Ty Cobb Type 1 Original News Service Photo (PSA/DNA)
  • Lot #59: 1933 Lou Gehrig Type 1 Original News Service Photo – Ties 1,307 Game Record! (PSA/DNA)
  • Lot #68: Incredible 1947 Babe Ruth Original Type 1 News Service Photo (PSA/DNA)
  • Lot #31: Iconic 1921 Ty Cobb Type 1 Original News Service Photo (PSA/DNA)
  • Lot #63: 1936 Lou Gehrig Type 1 Original News Service Photo (PSA/DNA)
  • Lot #35: 1925 Walter Johnson Batting – Type 1 Original News Service Photo by Underwood & Underwood (PSA/DNA)

Rare and Difficult Sets at Love of the Game

  • Lots #612-641: 1923 Maple Crispette Complete Set (minus Stengel)
  • Lot #18: Stunning 1934 Goudey Complete Set – #29 on the PSA Registry!
  • Lot #11: 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Complete Graded Set (50)
  • Lots #223-236: Incredibly rare 1906 Ullman Postcards Complete Set
  • Lots #268-276: 1910 Brush Postcards Near Set
  • Lot #360: 1888 N43 Allen & Ginter Near-Complete PSA-Graded Set (45/50)
  • Lot #350: 1887 N184 W.S. Kimball Champions Complete SGC-Graded Baseball Set
  • Lot #709: 1952 Bowman Complete Set (252)
  • Lot #881: 1888 N2 Allen & Ginter American Indian Chiefs Complete Set w/All Four Errors
  • Lot #695: 1949 Bowman Complete Set w/Variations (248)

Outstanding Football Selection at Love of the Game

  • Lot #777: 1888 N162 Godwin Champions #6 Harry Beecher – The Earliest Football Card
  • Lot #827: Gorgeous 1952 Bowman Small #99 Joe Stydahar (HOF RC) – PSA NM-MT 8, one of 7, just one higher!
  • Lot #797: Impossibly Rare 1934 Diamond Matchbook Walt Riesling (HOF RC)
  • Lot #209: 1912 Olympiska Spelens Jim Thorpe Postcard – PSA VG-EX 4
  • Lot #799: Incredibly Rare 1934 Diamond Matchbook George Musso (HOF RC) – SGC GOOD 30
  • Lot #818: 1952 Bowman Small #16 Frank Gifford (HOF RC) – PSA NM-MT 8
  • Lot #787: 1926 Sports Co. of America (Spalding) Ernie Nevers (HOF Pre-Rookie) – SGC GOOD 30
  • Lot #807: 1948 Leaf #1 Sid Luckman (HOF RC – Yellow Background) – PSA NM 7

The auction closes Saturday, March 24, 2018. Bid, register and view the auction at loveofthegameauctions.com/catalog.aspx.

Al Crisafulli
Auction Director (New Jersey)
Email: info@loveofthegameauctions.com
(973) 452-9147

Jeff Prizner
Consignment Director (Seattle)
Email: JeffP@loveofthegameauctions.com
(832) 567-4477

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