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SCP Auctions Spring 2021 Auction In Progress – Ends April 3, 2021

Al Tapper figured that out a long time ago and now his remarkable collection of items from past greats–many of a very personal nature–will be coming to market. Tapper has consigned dozens of items to SCP Auctions current catalog sale–from the original Yankee Stadium home plate to Knute Rockne’s rosary to personal letters penned by Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and Mickey Mantle, among others. Bidding is set to open with the auction running through April 3 at SCPAuctions.com.

 

Highlights Include:

  • 1923 Original Home Plate from Yankee Stadium – PSA/DNA – $300,000+
  • Bobby Thomson’s 1951 New York Giants Cap worn to hit “The Shot Heard Round the World” – $200,000+
  • Letter from Mario Puzo to Marlon Brando to play the leading role in The Godfather – $100,000+
  • Jackie Robinson signed 2-page letter with original correspondence from sender regarding the holocaust and the slave trade – $125,000+
  • Rare Babe Ruth handwritten letter to his mistress, Circa 1922 – $100,000+
  • Knute Rockne’s Personally Owned Rosary Beads and Cross – $100,000+
  • Five Different Letters from Mickey Mantle to Merlyn Mantle dating from 1950-1951 – $100,000+
  • 1967 LeRoy Neiman Original Drawing of Mickey Mantle – $75,000+
  • “The Bloody Sock” worn by Curt Schilling in game two of the 2004 World Series – $75,000+
  • Joe DiMaggio autographed letter to Marilyn Monroe Circa 1954 – $75,000+
  • Circa 1960 Katharine Hepburn self-portrait with Spencer Tracy from the estate of Hepburn – $75,000+
  • Babe Ruth’s Personal Iconic Polo Cap – $50,000+
  • Marilyn Monroe handwritten letter and envelope to her sister Berniece circa 1948 & signed “Norma Jean” – $50,000+
  • James Dean signed and handwritten letter of biography file for Theater World in 1954 – $50,000+
  • Ted Williams cleats worn when he hit his last home run in the final at bat of his career in 1960 – $50,000+
  • Ken Keltner Pro Model glove used in the DiMaggio July 17, 1941 56 game hit streak ending contest – $50,000+
  • Sugar Ray Leonard’s fight-worn gloves from 1980 bout vs. Roberto Durán – $50,000+
  • 1960 Ted Williams signed Boston Red Sox players contract – His final season – $35,000+
  • Lou Gehrig Signed 8 x 10” Photograph in PSA/DNA MINT 9 Black Pen – $35,000+
  • Large Bronze Metal Plaque Memorial that marked the birthplace of Lou Gehrig 1953 – $30,000+
  • Large Babe Ruth signed 17 x 21” photograph – $ 30,000+
  • Clark Gable 1928 signed and handwritten letter to his dad – $30,000+
  • Circa 1950 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello signed, “Who’s On First?” – $25,000+
  • Rare 1948 original photo “The Babe Bows Out” by Nat Fein – $25,000+
  • Arthur Ashe’s necklace worn in 1975 Wimbledon win in finals over Jimmy Connors – $20,000+
  • Host Mark Scott’s own autographed baseball from the Home Run Derby TV show circa 1960 – $20,000+
  • Christy Mathewson’s Personal Dog Tags from World War I – $15,000+
  • Thomas Edison’s 5 Keys to his Menlo Park Laboratory Circa 1886 – $10,000+

Historic Yankees Memorabilia Includes:

  • Lot #1: 1938 Lou Gehrig Game Used Hillerich And Bradsby Bat (Gifted To Earle Combs & Derived From The Earle Combs Family) – PSA/DNA GU 10
  • Lot #2: Recently Discovered 1927 New York Yankees Autographed Team Photograph From The Estate Of Don Miller – PSA/DNA TYPE 1 & Authentic & Beckett LOA
  • Lot #10: 1978 Thurman Munson New York Yankees Game Worn Home Jersey – Catfish Hunter Provenance (Championship Year)
  • Lot #0: 1933 Babe Ruth Signed New York Yankees Player’s Contract – PSA/DNA & Beckett
  • Lot #3: 1927 New York Yankees Autographed Pitchers Photograph Including Shocker & Miller From The Estate Of Don Miller- PSA/DNA TYPE 1 & Authentic & Beckett LOA
  • Lot #4: Fine Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio And Mickey Mantle Signed Baseball With Exceptional Original Owner Provenance – PSA/DNA
  • Lot #13: Babe Ruth Handwritten Letter To Mistress, Circa 1922 (Al Tapper Collection) – PSA/DNA LOA
  • Historic And Unique Original Home Plate From Yankee Stadium Circa 1923 (Al Tapper Collection) – PSA/DNA LOA
  • Lot #35: Unique Joe Dimaggio Autographed Letter To Marilyn Monroe – (Al Tapper Collection) – PSA/DNA LOA
  • Lot #22: Iconic Babe Ruth Polo Cap Worn By The Bambino (Al Tapper Collection)
  • Lot #76: 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth – SGC EX 5
  • Lot #36: Exquisite 1967 Leroy Neiman Original Artwork Of Mickey Mantle (Al Tapper Collection)
  • Lot #121: Incredible Hall Of Fame Multi-Signed OAL Baseball Incl. Ruth, Johnson, Hornsby, Sisler & More – Beckett
  • Lot #12: 1926 All-America Team Herb Pennock Certificate Incl. Incredible Geo. H. “Babe” Ruth Autograph – Pennock Family Provenance
  • Lot #124: 1947 New York Yankees World Series Championship Ring – PSA/DNA
  • Lot #146: 1999 New York Yankees World Series Ring Presented To Gene Michael W/Original Presentation Box – Michael Family LOA
  • Lot #118: 1937 New York Yankees World Series Champions Team Signed Baseball Incl. Lou Gehrig (Sweet Spot) – PSA/DNA
  • Lot #341: C. 1936-37 Multi-Signed Scrapbook (33 Signatures) Incl. Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio, Lefty Gomez & More
  • Lot #21: Significant Babe Ruth Photograph Circa 1920’s (Al Tapper Collection)
  • Lot #24: Extraordinary Lou Gehrig Signed 8 X 10 Photograph (Al Tapper Collection) – PSA/DNA MINT 9

Highlights of Championship Jewelry and Awards Include:

  • Lot #124: 1947 New York Yankees World Series Championship Ring – PSA/DNA
  • Lot #146: 1999 New York Yankees World Series Ring Presented To Gene Michael W/Original Presentation Box – Michael Family LOA
  • Lot #253: Shaquille O’Neal 2000 Los Angeles Lakers 14k Gold Championship Ring W/Diamonds- PSA/DNA LOA
  • Lot #143: Cliff Johnson’s 1977 New York Yankees World Series Trophy
  • Lot #311: Cortez Kennedy’s 2014 Seattle Seahawks 14k Gold NFC Championship Ring – Letter From Kennedy Estate
  • Lot #195: Adam Moore’s 2016 Cleveland Indians Al Championship Ring W/Original Presentation Box – Moore Letter
  • Lot #306: 1977 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl Championship Ring (Real Diamonds) – Staubach – PSA/DNA LOA
  • Lot #307: Impressive 1979 Vince Ferragamo Los Angeles Rams NFC Championship Ring
  • Lot #230: 1998 Michael Jordan Six Chicago Bulls Championship Presentational Ring
  • Lot #209: 1978 Los Angeles Dodgers National League Championship Ring
  • Lot #210: 1989 Don Drysdale Major League All Star Ring – LOA Signed By Don’s Wife, Basketball HOFer Ann Meyers Drysdale
  • Lot #208: 1976 Bill Russell Los Angeles Dodgers Major League All-Star Ring – Russell LOA
  • Lot #314: Charlie Gardiner’s 1931-32 Miniature George Vezina Trophy – NHL Legend And First Superstar Goaltender Gardiner Family Provenance
  • Lot #329: João Havelange Brazil National Team Commendation Medal (Brazil Technical Coordinator LOA)
  • Lot #331: 2018 CBF (Brazil Football Confederation) Pair Of World Cup Qualifier Winners Medals Presented To Players And Staff – Brazil Technical Coordinator LOA
  • Lot #189: 1982 Baseball Hall Of Fame Induction Pewter Plate – Signed By Inductees Hank Aaron And Frank Robinson – JSA

Game Used & Worn Items:

  • Lot #10: 1978 Thurman Munson New York Yankees Game Worn Home Jersey – Catfish Hunter Provenance (Championship Year)
  • Lot #1: 1938 Lou Gehrig Game Used Hillerich And Bradsby Bat (Gifted To Earle Combs & Derived From The Earle Combs Family) – PSA/DNA GU 10
  • Lot #5: Historic And Unique Original Home Plate From Yankee Stadium Circa 1923 (Al Tapper Collection) – PSA/DNA LOA
  • Lot #11: Bobby Thomson’s 1951 New York Giants Cap Worn To Hit “The Shot Heard ‘Round The World” (Impeccable Photo Provenance – Ex National Baseball Hall Of Fame) (Al Tapper Collection)
  • Lot #53: Sugar Ray Leonard’s Fight-Worn Gloves From 1980 Bout Vs. Roberto Durán (Leonard/Durán II “No Más”) (Dundee Family LOA) (Al Tapper Collection)
  • Lot #54: 1980 Roberto Duran “No Más” Fight Worn GLOVES Vs. Sugar Ray Leonard (Al Tapper Collection)
  • Lot #43: Rare And Historic Ted Williams’ Cleats Worn When He Hit His Last Home Run In The Final At Bat Of His Career – LOA From Jim Carroll (Al Tapper Collection)
  • Lot #42: “The Bloody Sock” Worn By Curt Schilling In Game Two Of The 2004 World Series – The Ultimate Symbol Of The End Of The “Curse Of The Bambino” – Letter Of Provenance From Curt Schilling (Al Tapper Collection)
  • Lot #252: 3/29/2002 Kobe Bryant Dual-Signed Pair Of (Lakers Vs Blazers) Game Worn Kobe 2 Adidas Shoes – 34 Points, 7 Rebs And 6 Assists (Resolution LOA And Beckett LOA’S For Autos)
  • Lot #312: 2017 Patrick Mahomes Fanatics Rookie Premier Event Worn 1/1 Jersey – First NFL Jersey Ever Worn By Mahomes
  • Lot #226: Fine 1992-93 Michael Jordan Autographed Chicago Bulls Game Worn Home Jersey – (Upper Deck Employee Provenance) – Beckett & MEARS
  • Lot #27: Ken Keltner Professional Model Baseball Glove Used In The July 17, 1941 56 Game Hit Streak Ending Game (Al Tapper Collection) – Mears Loa & Dimaggio Family LOA
  • Lot #148: 2007 Derek Jeter NY Yankees Autographed And Game Worn Home Jersey (Steiner/Yankees LOA & JSA LOA)
  • Lot #190: 1987-1988 Cal Ripken Jr Game Used & Signed Rawlings Pro 6-Hf Model Fielder’s Glove (Ripken LOA & PSA/DNA)
  • Lot #241: 1993 Magic Johnson Signed And Game Worn “Pepsi Legend Tour” Jersey – Dutch National Basketball Player Provenance
  • Lot #56: Arthur Ashe’s Necklace Worn In 1975 Wimbledon Win In Finals Over Jimmy Connors (Al Tapper Collection) – Ashe Family Provenance
  • Lot #303: 1974-75 Joe Namath New York Jets Game-Used Preseason/Practice Jersey
  • Lot #199: 1956 World Series Game 7 Game Used ONL (Giles) Ball – Jackie Robinson’s Last Game With Don Larsen – Don Larsen LOA
  • Lot #357: 2003-2004 Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers Road Game Rookie Jersey – Sports Investors LOA
  • Lot #258: 2016-17 Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers Game Used Jersey – MEARS
  • Lot #310: Demarcus Ware 2005 Dallas Cowboys 1st Career Sack Game Worn Jersey – Photomatched To 3 Games (Resolution Photomatch LOA)
  • Lot #196: 7/11/2018 Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox Game Worn Home Jersey Vs. Texas Rangers – MLB AUTH

Cards:

  • Lot #245: 1996 Topps #138 Kobe Bryant – BGS GEM MINT 9.5
  • Lot #243: 1996 UD3 #19 Kobe Bryant Hardwood Prospects Rookie Card – SGC GEM MINT 10
  • Lot #362: 2000 Bowman Chrome #236 Tom Brady – PSA GEM-MINT 10
  • Lot #348: 1996-97 Topps Chrome Basketball Unopened Factory Sealed Box (20 Packs)
  • Lot #78: Rare 1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson – Portrait, Facsimile Auto. Baseball Card – PSA EX 5
  • Lot #366: 1986 Fleer Sticker #8 Michael Jordan Rookie – PSA MINT 9
  • Lot #304: 1976 Topps Football #148 Walter Payton Rookie – PSA NM-MT 8
  • Lot #308: 1981 Topps #216 Joe Montana Rookie Card – SGC MINT 9
  • Lot #367: 2008 Topps Chrome #24 Kobe Bryant – PSA GEM MINT 10
  • Lot #350: 2017 Panini National Treasures #133 Donovan Mitchell Patch Autograph – PSA GEM MINT 10
  • Lot #264: Freshly Graded & Fresh To The Hobby – 1969 Topps #25 Lew Alcindor Basketball Rookie Card – PSA EX-MT 6
  • Lot #276: 1980 Topps Larry Bird/Julius Erving/Magic Johnson (Scoring Leaders) Rookie – PSA EX-MT 6
  • Lot #370: 2003 Bowman Chrome R & S #123 Lebron James – PSA MINT 9
  • Lot #250: 1996-97 Flair Showcase Legacy Collection Row 1 #31 Kobe Bryant – PSA NM 7
  • Lot #71: 1911 T3 Turkey Red Ty Cobb (Checklist Back) – PSA VG-EX+ 4.5
  • Lot #72: 1911 T205 Gold Border Ty Cobb – PSA VG-EX+ 4.5
  • Lot #321: 1985 Topps #9 Mario Lemieux Rookie – PSA GEM MINT 10
  • Lot #6: 2017 Panini Unparalleled Patrick Mahomes Jersey Auto Gold 1/1 Rookie – Beckett Dual Grade: GEM-MINT 9.5 Card; 10 Auto.
  • Lot #224: 1985 Prism/Jewel #7 Michael Jordan Sticker – BGS NM-MT+ 8.5
  • Lot #7: 2019-20 Panini National Treasures #18 Zion Williamson Rookie Auto Patch (19/99) – PSA NM 7 & PSA/DNA 10 AUTO
  • Lot #76: 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth – SGC EX 5
  • Lot #70: Scarce 1888 N162 Goodwin “Champions” King Kelly PSA NM-MT 8 – None Higher
  • Lot #363: 1986 Fleer Basketball Complete Set (132) Including Complete Sticker Set (11) – All PSA MINT 9
  • Lot #14: 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie Card – PSA MINT 9
  • Lot #46: 1939 Play Ball Complete Set (161) With Williams – PSA EX MT 6, Dimaggio – SGC EX+ 5.5 & (8) Others SGC Graded (Al Tapper Collection)
  • Lot #83: 1954 Topps Baseball Complete Set Of (250) With PSA Graded #128 Aaron – PSA EX 5 & #94 Banks – PSA VG-EX 4
  • Lot #106: 2011 Bowman Sterling Rookie Autographs Gold Refractors #19 Mike Trout – BGS GEM MINT 9.5, AUTO. 10
  • Lot #112: Leaf Lumber Kings Babe Ruth Bat Knob 1/1 Baseball Card
  • Lot #325: 2001 Tiger Woods Upper Deck Player’s Ink Autographed Card – PSA EX 5 & PSA/DNA GEM MINT 10 AUTO
  • Lot #344: 2012 Panini Limited #4 Anthony Davis – PSA GEM MINT 10
  • Lot #349: 2019 Panini Prizm #248 Zion Williamson – PSA GEM MINT 10
  • Lot #346: NBA Rookie Phenom – 2020 Panini Prizm DP Lamelo Ball Downtown – PSA MINT 9
  • Lot #360: 2011 Topps Update #US175 Mike Trout Rookie – PSA GEM MINT 10
  • Lot #368: 2008 Topps Chrome #24 Kobe Bryant – PSA MINT 9

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