Huggins and Scott’s first Masterpiece Auction of 2015 is now open for bidding, and closing on Thursday night February 12th with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11:00pm ET.
A terrific assortment is offered with tremendous investment-quality pieces from all sports and the historical and political worlds. It features another amazing array of items that caters to every level of collector and investor. Whether you only want to spend a few hundred dollars or several thousand dollars, our selection of quality items has a little something for just about everyone. This auction is headlined by the find of a 1944Who’s Who in Baseball Album Page signed by legends Josh Gibson, Jud Wilson, Roy Campanella, Ray Brown and others. From a father’s personal trunk in a row house in Washington, DC to the auction block, this piece is remarkable.
Vintage card collectors will enjoy an abundance of pre-and-post war rarities including professionally graded and raw examples of cards from a variety of designations, including Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Christy Mathewson, Cy Young and more; a number of graded and ungraded tobacco and candy cards offered as singles and in lots, and much more. Highlights include: E90-1 Joe Jackson, a 1912 Real Photo Postcard of Native American legend Louis Sockalexis SGC 60, N28 Tim Keefe SGC 84, a collection of graded N172 Old Judge’s, T206 rare backs, complete and near sets from 1933 and 1934 Goudey,1934-36 Diamond Stars, 1941 Play Ball and many more.
The post-war collection is substantial as well with a large number of singles, lots, complete and near sets from 1948 to present. Highlights include the first near master set of1948-49 Leaf we’ve ever offered, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle RC PSA 2 (mc) and Jackie Robinson PSA 6.5, virtually every set from 1950 to 1973, sold by year, the first offered 1955 Topps Stamp test issue Chuck Diering SGC, and a lot more. As always, we also present a plethora of wonderful “shoebox” collections (always a crowd favorite).
This auction has a large number of autographed items with the aforementioned album page, asingle-signed Babe Ruth game-used baseball, attributed to his 12th homerun of 60 in 1927! A stunning 1932-33 Ruth single-signed ball; an extremely rare Eddie Collins single-signed ball; a spectacular 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers team-signed ball; an incredible gathering of (51) different single-signed baseballs from AL MVP winners from 1937-2013; a remarkable collection of over (1100) signed index cards from numerous turn-of-the-century players; a single-collector’s 1974 Topps Baseball card partial set of (433) different signed cards with (26) HOFers, and many others.
Staying in the memorabilia category, we are pleased to offer a tremendous selection of championship rings including Danny Frisella’s 1969 New York Mets World Series player’s ring;Joe McDonald’s 1982 St. Louis Cardinals General Manager’s World Series ring; a 1970 Baltimore Orioles World Series ring given to Stadium Ops Manager, Harry “Bud” Trageser;Paul Molitor and Carney Lansford’s All Star Game rings; a 1951 New York Yankees salesman’s sample ring and plenty others. We also are presenting an incredible gathering vintage Advertising Displays and vending machines from the 1920s to the 1960s; a newly discovered 3D Boston Red Sox pennant with wooden bat; vintage publications and tickets from the turn-of-the-century to modern day and lots more.
Our game-used section in this auction includes an incredible array of items with a distinct Philadelphia Phillies flavor including jerseys: 1958 Pancho Herrera, 1967 Andy Seminick, 1980 John Vukovich, Chase Utley, Cole Hamels, Jimmy Rollins and plenty more. Mike Trout’s game-used cleats, Derek Jeter signed and game-used base, a number of game-used bats and hats and plenty more.
If you don’t collect baseball items, we have a terrific selection of some high-end pieces from the other sports including a wonderful selection of football, basketball and hockey lots, sets and near sets. Highlights include a near complete run of football sets and near sets from 1951-1990; the first Goal Line Art “Gold” Set with all (223) issued cards signed numbered to 100; two incredible pieces of art from noted sports artist,Adam Port featuring Ray Lewis; Brian Leetch and Joey Mullen game-used hockey sweaters, a scarce George Mikan Bread Label SGC and many more pieces.
If Non-Sports cards, comics, Americana or Political collecting is your cup of tea, we are offering a nice selection in those categories as well, including an attractive 1852 Abraham Lincoln handwritten and signed document; an unusually large number of high grade and valuable comic books including The Avengers #1; hoards of unread comic lots from the 1970s and 1980s with numerous #1 Issues.; and loads more.
To browse the auction for the rest of the quality pieces being auctioned, or to download the catalog, please visit the website: www.hugginsandscott.com
Also, remember to check out our “WEB Gems” (post printed catalog) section of auction lots that are not found in the printed catalog, but there are hundreds of great lots to bid on in that category.
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