Huggins and Scott’s first Masterpiece Auction of 2013 has begun. Bidding Thursday night February 7 with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11:00pm eastern time.
This auction features array of sports and non-sports items designed to appeal to every level of collector and investor. The auction is headlined by Lots #1-44 – The Barry T. Malkin “In Memoriam” Collection. The former Washington, DC police captain and company employee passed away on October 15 and Huggins and Scott is honoring his wishes to sell thecollection, headlined by a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle RC, graded a NM 7 (oc) by PSA.
Card collectors will enjoy an abundance of 19th and 20th century rarities in the catalog including professionally graded and raw examples of cards from a variety of designations, including a collection of tough-to-find 1923 Billiken Cuban cards with John “Pop” Lloyd (SGC 30); an E122 Babe Ruth (SGC 40), the #15 PSA registered 1934 Goudey Baseball complete set; a complete 1933 Goudey set; a variety of T205 Gold Borders, T206 White Borders and more.
The post-war collection is substantial as well with a 1949 Bowman Baseball completely PSA graded near set; a number of 1952 Topps baseball high numbers in multiple lots, a large collection of Richie Ashburn oddball cards including the scarce 1967 Topps Standup Test issue and more.
Collectors of standard vintage Topps cards will again see a large number of shoebox collections from the 1950s and 60s full of cards in all types of conditions, including stars, high numbers and commons.
Other artifacts in this auction include aselection of various years, styles and teams of game-used warm-up jackets; game used bats from Ernie Banks, Michael Jordan, Ryan Zimmerman (all with PSA/DNA LOA’s) and a 1949 Eddie Yost game used Senators signed jersey.
Numerous game programs and tickets, including a high grade 1937 World Series program signed byLou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Tony Lazzeri and others; a variety of graded and raw World Series tickets including a 1920 Ebbets Field Press ticket; several early World Series programs including 1924, 1926, 1927, 1930 and many more.
Looking for something different? How about Walter Payton’s 1979 Illinois driver's license? It's in the auction along with several Payton autographs; a variety of signed full-sized and mini helmets from Hall of Famers and Heisman Trophy winners; and a solid 1967 Green Bay Packers team-signed football with Vince Lombardi.
There are a large number of autographed lots including baseballs, bats, lithographs, photographs and others consigned by collectors from all across the country. Highlights include: a high grade Jimmy Collins signed index card, with inscription, a signed Cap Anson letter; a Grover Cleveland Alexander hand-written and signed letter; a scarce Joe Giard (1927 Yankees) signed cut from a baseball; a beautiful signed Babe Ruth check; a baseball signed by the cast of “Pride of the Yankees” with Ruth, Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright; a 1926-27 baseball signed by Ruth, Cobb, W. Johnson, Griffith and more; a 1957 AL All-Star Team signed baseball from the personal collection of Billy Pierce; and a possibly unique Grover Cleveland Alexander signed W517 baseball card.
If coins, political or Americana collecting is your hobby, this auction features a number of lots including a 1904 $20.00 “Double Eagle” Gold Piece (NGC MS63); a Barack Obama signed Chicago Bears display; a pair of Neal Armstrong signed pieces; a signed Gus Grissom photograph; a signed Elvis Presley tour program and more.
To browse the auction or to download the catalog, visit the website: www.hugginsandscott.com.