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Love of the Game Auctions Summer Sale – July 31 – August 24, 2019

Time Is Running Out – Love of the Game Auctions Consignment OpportunitiesLove of the Game Auctions, an internet-based sports auction house catering to the passionate collector of cards and memorabilia, announces its Summer, 2019 Auction will run July 31 – August 24, 2019. Bid, register and view the auction at  

The sale features sports cards and memorabilia from the 19th Century to the present.  Love of the Game Auctions is honored to announce its largest and most significant consignment: the world-class collection of legendary Baltimore sportscaster Ted Patterson.  Quietly assembled over more than five decades, the offering includes a large assortment of items obtained directly from players, including autographs, photos, uniforms and equipment, as well as an enormous collection of cards, memorabilia, publications, tickets, and advertising display material.

“The size and scope of Ted’s collection is truly exceptional,” remarked Al Crisafulli, auction director at Love of the Game.  “We’re thrilled to have been chosen to handle such an important collection – but most importantly, we are humbled by the prospect of working with such a knowledgeable and passionate sports fan.”

Selections from the Patterson Collection will begin to appear in Love of the Game’s Summer, 2019 auction, and will continue through 2020.  “The assemblage is so large, and so varied, that it will take time just to organize for sale,” continued Crisafulli.  “As we catalog and authenticate various items in the collection, we will establish a website to feature highlights, so that hobbyists can learn about the contents before items come to auction, and so that the collection can be memorialized for the future.”

Love of the Game is offering a host of beautiful and scarce advertising display items to augment your collection.

Lot #10: Stunning, Ultra-Rare 1934 Dizzy and Daffy Dean Union Leader Tobacco Advertising Sign- Incredible large-format (30″ x 42″) advertising display, one of the rarest and most desirable in the hobby, featuring two of the greatest stars of the 1934 season. One of several prized advertising display pieces featuring Dizzy Dean from that era, the Union-Leader piece is the toughest to find, with only a few surviving examples known.

Lot #11: Rare c. 1910 Sure Shot Tobacco Advertising Center Panel Display – Spectacular advertising piece, framed to 27″ x 41″, actually the center panel of a much larger and extremely rare trim-fold display. We are aware of just one complete three-panel display in existence, and this is the only center panel we have ever encountered. A spectacular piece, one of the most colorful and attractive displays from this era we have ever seen.

Lot #46: Spectacular 1920s “Celebrities in the World of Sport” Framed Photographic Poster w/Ruth, Cobb, Mathewson & (literally) Everyone Else! and Lot #120: 1958 Louisville Slugger Advertising Display Poster w/Mantle, Williams, Maris and 51 More!

The auction closes Saturday, August 24, 2019. Bid, register and view the auction at

Love of the Game is in the process of assembling its WInter, 2019 catalog auction, which they hope will prove to be its biggest and most exciting auction yet.  For more information, or to consign your valuable material, contact:

Al Crisafulli
Auction Director
(973) 452-9147


Please note that we have moved to the historic city of Kingston, NY. The city dates back to the 1600s!

Our new address:
Love of the Game Auctions
PO Box 3931
Kingston, NY 12401

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