Small Traditions Summer Premium Auction In Progress – Ends June 29, 2019

Small Traditions, LLC invites you to visit our 6th Annual Summer Premium Auction, which is now open for bidding and will end on Saturday night 6/29 at 11pm PST sharp. As a reminder, we no longer use an Extended Bidding format, so please be advised that all lots will end precisely at the stated time.

With a number of consignments generated from several overseas locations such as Spain, Sweden, and Germany, the auction contains dozens of rare and high-grade cards you won’t find anywhere else.

From Spain, the #1 lot of the auction presents one of the finest known 1985 Merchante Campeonato Baloncesta Liga Michael Jordan rookie cards with the seldom seen Blue Back. The card is one of only four graded PSA 8 NM-MT, with only one graded higher.

From Sweden, there is one of the hobby’s finest known 1958 Rekord Magazine Garrincha and Pele rookie cards as well as a 1965 Swedish Candy Cassius Clay card graded PSA 8 NM-MT. Clay’s second-most iconic and sought-after card behind his 1960 Hemmets rookie card, only two other copies have ever graded as high, with just one higher.

From Germany, collectors of the legendary Jesse Owens will discover dozens of single graded cards produced for the 1936 Olympics, with rare issues by Pet Cremer, Sidol-Werke, Muhlen, and Reemstma.

Also from Germany, soccer and hardwood aficionados will be pleased to find an extraordinarily high-grade offering from the colorful 1958-59 Heinerle set, including the hobby’s highest-graded example of Meadowlark Lemon. Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003, this legendary Globetrotter’s rookie card may be the least known and most underappreciated basketball HOF rookie card in the hobby.

Highlights from the auction’s many USA-made issues include the following:

  • 1931 W517 Babe Ruth Portrait PSA 8 NM-MT Pop 3 Only 1 Higher
  • 1950-70 Rawlings Advisory Photos Mickey Mantle PSA 5 EX
  • 1958-61 Jay Publishing Ernie Banks Portrait PSA 10 Gem Mint Pop 1
  • An Extensive Offering of Highest Graded Sandy Koufax Items
  • An Extremely High-End Selection of Derek Jeter Insert Cards

Accepting Consignments in the Carolinas, NYC, and Chicago!

Small Traditions will be accepting consignments of both raw and graded sports and non-sports cards as well as signed memorabilia in the following locations:

  • Charleston, SC: 6/20 to 6/23
  • Wilmington, NC: 6/23 to 6/26
  • NYC Tri-State Area: 7/5 to 7/18
  • Chicagoland Area: 7/29 to 8/5

Small Traditions offers some of the hobby’s best deals for helping consignors to realize the most value from their collections. From it’s Cost-Free Grading program to its Collection Management Service, consignors can learn how to bring their collections to market without paying a single penny out-of-pocket. Company owner Dave Thorn offers obligation-free in-home appraisals and consultations. Please call 303.832.1975 or write info@smalltraditions.com to schedule your appointment today.

Receive Free Grading on Cards Valued $500 and Up at Next Month’s National Sports Collectors Convention
Why wait in line, and why pay a dime, when Small Traditions will grade your cards valued $500 and up for free at this summer’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago from 7/30 to 8/5? Please call or write today to discuss your potential consignments. We are happy to meet you in Chicago to review any items before submitting them to PSA, BGS, or SGC, but we encourage interested consignors to submit their material to our office in Denver in advance of the convention. All cards considered for this offer will be entered into our August Summer Classic Auction.

Daily/Weekly Auctions

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(*) JG Autographs: May 26 - June 1
(*) Steve Novella: May 26 - June 1
(*) Kevin Savage Cards: May 21 - June 2-3
(*) NBA Auctions: May 28 - June 3
(*) Sirius Sports Cards: May 24 - June 3
(*) Steve Novella: May 28 - June 3
(*) Lelands: May 9 - June 4
(*) Detroit City Sports: May 29 - June 5
(*) Goldin Auctions: May 28 - June 5
(*) MEARS Auctions: May 28 - June 5
(*) CollectibleXChange: April 28 - June 6
(*) The Collector Connection: May 19 - June 6
(*) Sirius Coins: May 15 - June 6
(*) Auction of Champions: May 26 - June 7
(*) Kevin Savage Cards: May 27 - June 7
(*) Hindman Auctions: May 17 - June 8
JG Autographs: June 2 - June 8
(*) Clean Sweep Auctions: May 12 - June 9
Kevin Savage Cards: June 1 - June 9-10
(*) MeiGray Auctions: May 24 - June 9-10
NBA Auctions: June 4 - June 10
(*) Iconic Auctions: June 3 - June 12
(*) Classic Auctions: May 24 - June 15
JG Autographs: June 9 - June 15
(*) RR Auction: May 25 - June 16
Kevin Savage Cards: June 4 - June 16-17
(*) Heritage Auctions: May 24 - June 17
NBA Auctions: June 11 - June 17
Sirius Sports Cards: June 7 - June 17
REA: June 10 - June 20
Auction of Champions: June 9 - June 21
Kevin Savage Cards: June 10 - June 21
JG Autographs: June 16 - June 22
Kevin Savage Cards: June 14 - June 23-24
NBA Auctions: June 18 - June 24
RR Auction: June 17 - June 24
Sterling Sports Auctions: June 10 - June 24
Grey Flannel Auctions: June 4 - June 26
Heritage Auctions: June 4 - June 26
Iconic Auctions: June 19 - June 26
Goldin Auctions: June 7 - June 26-27
Pristine Auction: June 1 - June 27
Lelands: June 13 - June 27
Kevin Savage Cards: June 18 - June 28
JG Autographs: June 23 - June 29
Kevin Savage Cards: June 22 - June 30
NBA Auctions: June 25 - July 1
Sirius Sports Cards: June 21 - July 1
MEARS Auctions: June 29 - July 3
Auction of Champions: June 23 - July 5
SCP Auctions: June 23 - July 9
Memory Lane Inc: June 21 - July 10
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