Hunt Auctions current Internet/Phone auction features almost 1200 lots of vintage and modern sports memorabilia.
The blank backed exemplar is one of only a scant handful known to exist and Is being offered for the first time publicly having been recently discovered by the family of the original recipient. It carries a Minimum Bid of $2,500.
The other marquee offering consists of an 1870 Philadelphia Athletics BBC Team carte de visite. This particular specimen is also being offered for the first time publicly having originated from a Philadelphia family even retaining its original album casing of the period. The card has been graded SGC 40 VG. The Minimum Bid for the CDV is $1,000.
The auction includes a number of other vintage sports memorabilia items including a rare Jimmie Foxx front-signed yellow Hall of Fame plaque; a collection of 17 SGC graded 1909 Dockman & Sons Baseball cards - all being sold individually and an early "Executioner" style football helmet dating to the 1920s or 30's.
Lots 549-563 originate from the personal collection of Lubie Lee Veal, Jr. who worked as a field attendant within professional baseball for nearly fifty years with teams including the Richmond Braves, Louisville Colonels, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago Cubs. Amazingly, although he had "retired" towards the later period of his career, Veal continued working with the Cubs as late as 2010. The offered items are being sold at auction for the first time.
Portions of the Robin Roberts collection is also in the auction. The larger portion will be sold in a special event at Citizens Bank Ballpark and online next month.
As with every Internet/Phone auction run by Hunt, this one features a wide selection of memorabilia including autographs, graded cards, game-used items, equipment, etc. The majority of the lots have a minimum bid of only $10. Visit www.huntauctions.com to view the entire auction. Bids can be placed online or by phone at 610.524.0822. Initial bidding closes on April 20th, 2011 at 10 PM eastern time.