SCP Auctions – Cardboard Dreams & More

SCP Auctions is proud to offer an incredible selection of vintage and modern single cards and sets from all sports in our current internet auction. A few select highlights from the current sale are shown below. Registration is open through 5pm PST (8pm EST) on January 28th. If you still need to register for the sale, don’t wait. It’s easy and takes just a few minutes! Finally, please be aware of the auction schedule. In order to be eligible to bid on a lot during the Extended and Closing bidding periods, you must have placed a bid on that lot before the Initial bidding period ends.

AUCTION SCHEDULE

Initial Bidding Period Ends Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 6pm PST (9pm EST)

Extended Bidding Period Ends Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 8pm PST (11pm EST)

Closing Period Begins Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 8pm PST (11pm EST)

Auction Highlights Include:

LOT 6 – 1909 E90-1 AMERICAN CARAMEL MIKE MITCHELL (CINCINNATI) PSA 4 VG-EXÂ Â
LOT 47 – CIRCA 1908-09 JOE JACKSON POSTCARDÂ Â
LOT 57 – 1916 M101-5 SPORTING NEWS #176 JIM THORPE (BLANK BACK) PSA 7 NMÂ
LOT 37 – 1909-11 T206 SHERRY MAGIE ERROR PSA 2.5 GOOD+Â Â
LOT 111 – 1908 E102 SET OF 25 COMPLETE SET OF 29 (#1 ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY)Â Â
LOT 303 – 1951 TOPPS RINGSIDE #32 ROCKY MARCIANO PSA 8 NM-MTÂ
LOT 264 – 1894 N302 MAYO CUT PLUG GEORGE ADEE YALE PSA 8 NM-MT (1 OF 1)Â Â
LOT 395 – 1951 BOWMAN BASEBALL NEAR SET (322/324)Â Â
LOT 414 – 1953 MOTHERS COOKIES PSA GRADED COMPLETE SET OF 63 (#2 SET ON THE REGISTRY)Â

1955 Mickey Mantle game worn home flannel New York Yankees jersey. Autographed, this is one of the finest Mantle jersey’s known from his early years of his career. Manufactured by Spalding, this Yankees home pinstriped jersey was issued to Mantle for the 1955 season. Tagged exclusively for Mantle, it featured blue chain stitching on the front tail that reads `Mantle, 55-7` referencing the player, year of issue and uniform number. Every technical aspect of this uniform is as it was when Mantle wore it in 1955 with the exception of the number `7` on back having been professionally restored. This jersey retains superb visual appeal, demonstrating substantial, but not excessive usage wear. Mantle has signed the front of the jersey below the front tail tagging. In addition to the jersey`s outstanding physical traits, it is supported by no less than five different `photo matches`. Every Yankee pinstriped flannel garment of this era is as unique as a snowflake due to the variance of the pinstripe patterns each uniform featured. The alignment of the pinstripes on this jersey (most readily apparent at the seams of the shoulders, collar, and `NY` logo on front) provide exact matches to numerous photos of Mantle from 1955(see attached images). The most significant of these photo matches is an image of Mantle in the Yankee Stadium locker room after a game in which he is presenting a fan with a signed baseball in exchange for a ball he had hit for a 486-foot home run that day (shown). This photo, Scharfman, confirms this to be the only documented Mantle `home run jersey` we are aware of. LOA from MEARS (Grade A-7)