Prewar Rarities at Love of the Game Auction Ending January 30th

Love Of The Game Auctions Procures New-To-Hobby Gehrig Game-Used BatLove of the Game’s Winter Premier Auction features more than 750 lots of prewar baseball cards, postcards, supplements, premiums and cabinets make up our largest prewar offering ever.  Rare card types, tough Hall of Famers, and seldom-seen issues from the 19th Century through 1948 – LOTG has one of the finest prewar offerings you’ll see this winter.  Bid, register and view items at

We hope you enjoy our largest-ever assortment of high-quality autographed baseballs, cards, letters, postcards, and flat items yet. Plus, check out our large collection of  a host of beautiful, high-quality autographs and game-used bats from the game’s biggest names, memorabilia, Pre-War rarity of cards, and game-used bats!

Highlights include:

  • 1886 Lorillard Detroit Wolverines – PSA 2.5
    Rare and desirable team issue featuring four Hall of Famers!
  • 1887 N173 Old Judge (Brown Mount) Tom Deasley
    One of three rare N173 Brown Mount cabinets in the auction.
  • 1910-11 T3 Turkey Red Tris Speaker – SGC 20
    Gorgeous HOFer, far more attractive than the assigned grade would indicate.
  • 1914 T213-2 Coupon Ty Cobb – SGC EX 60
    Highest-graded example!
    Beautiful specimen, the highest-graded from any grading company.
  • Rare 1911-16 T216 Kotton Tobacco Ty Cobb
    Extremely rare card type, one of the issue’s key cards.
  • 1909 T212 Obak Chick Gandil – PSA 4
    Black Sox Favorite!
    Attractive mudguard example of one of the Obak issues’ key cards.
  • 1910 Oakland Walkovers (Ed Roush) Postcard
    As seen in The Glory of Their Times!
    Spectacular pre-rookie postcard of Ed Roush, as seen in the famous baseball novel.
  • 1925 Anonymous Ty Cobb Postcard
    Seldom-seen postcard issue featuring the Hall of Fame outfielder, graded EX 60 by SGC.
  • Scarce 1909 St. Louis Republic Supplement Rube Waddell
    Extremely rare supplement to the St. Louis Republic, similar to the National Copper Plate or Sporting News M101-1 supplements.
  • 1909 T204 Ramly Jimmy McAleer – PSA NM-MT 8
    Highest-graded example!
    Spectacular, nearly-perfect specimen from one of the most beautiful issues ever created.
  • 1911-14 D304 Brunners Bread Honus Wagner
    Scarce card from this highly-desirable issue, one of the keys to the set.
  • 1919 T213-3 Coupon Larry Doyle – PSA 5
    Scarce Type 3 issue!
    With no examples graded higher, scarce example from the Type 3 Coupon Cigarettes issue.
  • T206 Drum Charlie Starr
    The ultimate rare back!
    One of just two T206 Drum Charlie Starr examples known, and the only one with a numerical grade!
  • 1888 SF Hess California Leauge Tom Buckley
    Rare 19th Century California League issue, with outstanding eye appeal.
  • Beautiful 1911 T212-3 Obak Roger Peckinpaugh
    Tougher Type III issue!
    Gorgeous, high-grade Obak, one of the keys to the set.


About Love of the Game Auctions
Love of the Game Auctions is an internet sports auction house catering to thepassionate collector of memorabilia and cards, brought to you by longtime hobbyist Al Crisafulli.  A collector for more than 30 years, Crisafulli’s successful track record in business led him to found an advertising and marketing agency in early 2004, where he combined his business acumen with his passion for the hobby, enlisting several hobby-related companies as advertising clients.  During this time he was responsible for providing marketing strategy, business consultation and overall strategic direction to auction houses, grading and authentication companies, and card dealers.

An avid communicator, Crisafulli has also been a vocal and frequent contributor to many hobby message boards, and for more than five years was editor and publisher of Collector Magazine, a publication devoted to the sports card and memorabilia hobby.  Crisafulli has authored many hobby-related articles and was a keynote speaker at the PCCE 2008 hobby seminar.

We aim to help restore transparency and trust to the hobby.  We recognize the many different types of hobbyists, the many things they collect, and the many different approaches they take to build their collections.  We understand that each collector is different, and has taken a different path in the hobby.  But while each collector’s path may be different, every approach originates from the same place:

A love of the game.

Whether you’re a consignor or a bidder, contact us today to become part of something new.  Bid, view, register and consign items by visiting our web site at