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 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.