Bidding goes live in SportsCardLink’s Featured Auction of Sports Cards at 8:00 PM EST on Friday, March 9th, 2012. If you are not already a registered SportsCardLink member, it is easy to register to bid. This auction features important sports cards from the late 1880s to the mid 1990s, with a tremendous range of low, middle and high grade cards that will be sure to excite any sports card collector. Of particular note is a spectacular NM/MT 8 example of the 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth card #181.
This waist up pose pictures the greatest hero of them all on a razor sharp gem that will improve any collection in the world! The great batsmen Ty Cobb and Ted Williams are also well represented in the auction, with 4 separate T206 Ty Cobbs available: NM 7 “Bat Off Shoulder” and EX/MT 6 “Bat On Shoulder” varieties, as well as 2 “Red Background” Portraits in very presentable grades.
The Ted Williams cards include a PSA 8 NM/MT 1940 Play Ball screamer, a PSA Mint 9 1950 Bowman and an 88 NM/MT 1955 Topps “DoubleHeader”, a card that just doesn’t come up for sale too often. Other key cards include a scarce 1887 Kalamazoo Bat card of Joseph Fogarty, a tough E102 “Anonymous Set of 25” card of the great Honus Wagner, 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter NM 84 examples of the Mike “King” Kelly and John Montgomery Ward cards, numerous Michael Jordan rookie cards, and SO MANY MORE!
Two Special Collections:
SportsCardLink is honored to have been chosen as the auction company to sell the greatest set of 1971 Topps Basketball cards in the hobby – an astounding 33 examples offered in this auction are the Highest Graded, with a total of 16 of them in PSA 10 Gem Mint holders! This group of cards simply defies the eyes and mind, as the cards are so incredibly bright and fresh that they must be seen to be believed. Spectacular “1 of 1” PSA 10s include the Rookie card of Boston Celtic Hall of Fame great Dave Cowens and the NBA Scoring Average Leader card which pictures Lew Alcindor, John Havlicek and Elvin Hayes. Wow!
The second very special find that’s being offered in this auction is a remarkable collection of over 80 late 1920s to 1930s Zeenut cards, with over 50 of the cards still with the original coupon intact! As any collector of minor league or P.C.L. cards can attest, the Zeenuts are some of the scarcest and most sought after regional cards in the hobby. Every card in this collection has been professionally graded, with many of the offerings existing now as the Highest Graded examples in the hobby.
Many More Seldom Offered Cards
Other important clusters include cards from 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter, 1908 E102 Anonymous, 1909-11 T206 White Border, 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folders, four high grade cards from the 1951 Ringside Boxing Set, including a “1 of 1” PSA 9, a powerful selection of PSA 8 1954 Red Hearts, a sampling of key 1980s – present cards including several ultra-high grade Michael Jordan rookies, and many other 1950s to 1970s PSA 9s and 10s from Topps card sets.
The auction also includes numerous graded lots, partial sets, and ultra-high grade cards for set builders. There are highly ranked PSA Registry sets of 1952 Bowman Small Football, 1955 Bowman Football, 1955 Topps “Rails to Sails” Non-Sport set and an incredible, eye-popping set of the beautiful 1945 Mutoscope Artist Pin-Ups, all highly graded by PSA. A small but powerful memorabilia section includes a stunning collection of baseball Hall of Famer single signed baseballs as well as an actual Hank Aaron signed baseball from the game Aaron tied Babe Ruth for the All-Time Career Home Run record. The ball was signed by Hank on that very day, April 4, 1974!
SCL Consignment Director Chris Porter stated, “This 5th SportsCardLink auction shows that SportsCardLink has arrived. Collectors are able to bid in a truly competitive environment for the items that will enhance their collections. Sellers have realized that the efficient process that SportsCardLink utilizes which combines the best qualities of standard auctions with the best qualities of eBay, makes for the ideal selling environment.”
This is the first of four sports card and memorabilia auctions that SportsCardLink will hold in 2012, and we hope that you will take a moment to register for this high quality auction. It’s going to be an event to remember and this truly is an auction with something for every card collector!”
The March 2012 Auction can be viewed on SportsCardLink’s state-of the-art website at www.sportscardlink.com. SportsCardLink is actively seeking consignments for their next auction of graded sports cards for the Featured Auction planned for June of this year. To inquire about consigning or with any other questions about this auction, contact Chris Porter (ext. 104), Josh Nathanson (ext. 101) or Douglas Gillock (ext. 102) at 617-517-0072!
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