SCP Auctions Fall Premier Auction Ends December 10, 2022

SCP Auctions’ 2022 Fall Premier is headlined by a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Graded NM-MT 8 by CSG (Certified Sports Guaranty).  This stunning high-grade 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card among the featured items in the auction is just one of over 500+ lots being offered. The sale will conclude Saturday, December 10, 2022 at www.SCPauctions.com.

SCP Auctions is thrilled to present one of just a handful of 1952 Topps Mickey Mantles in existence to receive the lofty mark of NM-MT 8. Out of the 2,650 #311 Mickey Mantle cards slabbed by the four major card graders (CSG, PSA, SGC, and Beckett), few have received a better grade than this beauty. This example boasts a strikingly clear image of the Yankees legend against the sky-blue background. The back print colors remain bold and sharp. Front centering, an issue found even with other examples also graded NM-MT 8, is nearly perfect on this card.

The auction is chock full of other significant vintage cards. A scarce 1970 Topps Pete Rose graded PSA Gem Mint 10, a 1963 Topps Mantle graded SGC Mint 9, a 1952 Topps Mantle rookie graded CSG VG-EX+ 4.5, a rare signed 1957 Topps Bill Russell rookie graded PSA EX 5 with a Mint 9 autograph, and a 1909-11 T206 Piedmont Ty Cobb Bat on Shoulder graded PSA NM 7 are just a few of the many vintage cardboard treasures in the sale.

The sale also includes some premium modern cards. A 2004 SP Authentic Quadruple Signatures card signed by Kobe, Jordan, LeBron, and Carmelo #11/15 graded BGS NM-MT+ 8.5 (Highest Graded), a 2007 Upper Deck Michael Jordan Trophy Autographs #2/6 graded BGS NM+ 7.5 (Highest Graded), and a 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie graded PSA Mint 9 are among the valuable modern cards.

On the game used memorabilia side of the sale, a 1918-22 Babe Ruth game used bat is offered. The historic club was given a PSA/DNA GU 7.5 and MEARS A8.5. The jersey worn by 2022 American League MVP Aaron Judge on opening day of his 2017 American League Rookie of the Year season is also being presented. For fans of two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani, SCP is presenting his game worn jersey from Jackie Robinson Day 2022. Shohei smacked his first two bombs of the campaign wearing the threads that he signed as well. A multitude of game worn basketball jerseys are also being offered, including a 1979-80 Dave Cowens Celtics jersey given a MEARS A10 assessment.

Several rare and historic PSA/DNA Type 1 original photographs have been consigned to SCP. These lots include a 1927 shot of the famed “Murderer’s Row,” (Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri), a scarce photo of Martin Luther King Jr. standing on the infamous Memphis balcony days before he was assassinated, and an iconic 1956 image of Marilyn Monroe meeting Queen Elizabeth. Also offered is a beautiful large panoramic photograph of the Bustin’ Babes and Larrupin’ Lous during their 1927 barnstorming tour. In all, over 50 original photo lots grace this auction’s catalog.

SCP is proud to present the collection of Ukraine Olympian Yuriy Cheban. The retired sprint canoeist consigned his 2012 London gold, 2016 Rio de Janeiro gold, and 2008 Beijing bronze medals to the auction. The proceeds will benefit Ukraine’s Olympic Circle charity, which directly funds Cheban’s home country’s defense and recovery efforts.

Other significant and valuable championship jewelry is included in the premium sale. A 1927 New York Yankees World Series championship player’s ring, Jeremy Hill’s massive 2018 New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII championship ring, Bobby Jones’ 2019 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Ring, and Hugh Hefner’s 2000 Los Angeles Lakers championship ring given to him by former Lakers owner Jerry Buss are sure to dazzle bidders during this sale.

Another incredibly historic and significant original photograph was just added to the sale, in the form of this 1919 Shoeless Joe Jackson Black Sox original photograph from his 1940 Play Ball card photoshoot! The tremendous photo was taken by the most famous photographer from the dead-ball era, Charles Conlon, and is from Shoeless Joe’s most iconic White Sox photoshoot.

Auction Highlights

  • 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle (Freshly Graded) – CSG NM-MT 8
  • Highly Important 1919 ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson Type 1 Photo From His 1940 Play Ball Card
  • 1918-22 Babe Ruth Game Used H&B Professional Model Bat – PSA/DNA GU 7.5, MEARS A8.5
  • 2004 SP Authentic Signature Quadruple Authentic Signatures #BJJA Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, LeBron James & Carmelo Anthony (LE 11/15) – BGS NM-MT+ 8.5, Beckett 9 Auto. (Highest Graded)
  • 1927 New York Yankees World Series Champions 14K Gold Ring Presented To Outfielder Ben Paschal
  • 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle (Type 2) – CSG VG-EX+ 4.5
  • 4/2/2017 Aaron Judge New York Yankees Opening Day Game Worn Road Jersey from Rookie of the Year Season (AL Rookie Record 52 Homers!) – Steiner LOA, MLB Auth.
  • 2022 Shohei Ohtani L.A. Angels Game Worn, Signed & Inscribed Jackie Robinson Day #42 Jersey – Hit 2 Home Runs in the Game! – Fanatics Auth., Beckett LOA
  • Massive 2018 New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII Champions Ring Issued To RB Jeremy Hill – 9.85 Total Carats!
  • 1963 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle – SGC MINT 9
  • 2007 Upper Deck Black #JO Michael Jordan Trophy Autographs Gold (LE 2/6) – BGS NM+ 7.5, Beckett 9 Auto. (Pop 1, Stands Alone as Highest Graded!)
  • Sensational C. 1929-31 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Dual-Signed OAL (Barnard) Baseball with High-Grade Ruth – PSA/DNA & JSA LOA’s

For more information, visit www.SCPauctions.com or call (949) 831-3700.

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