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Busy Bidding in Huggins & Scott Auction

Nearly 99% of the items offered in Huggins & Scott’s  January 2011 Masterpiece auction were sold according to the company.

A wide range of collectibles received over 7500 bids in the 590-lot internet/telephone auction.

Presidential SignaturesThose who would scoff at the interest in modern trading cards might be surprised to learn that the  auction was highlighted by the sale of four Razor “Oval Office” Presidential Dual Signed cards (each 1 of 1) for $8225.

1927 Babe Ruth signed ballOther highlights included the Grand Prize in the 2004 Fleer Legacy product – a single-signed Babe Ruth baseball dating to home run #39 of his historic 60-homer 1927 season that sold for $7637.

Football card collectors gravitated toward a time capsule grouping of 52 1970 Kellogg’s Football sets that somehow remained sealed over the last 41 years.  The group sold for  $7050.

Game used Richie Ashburn gloveHighlighting a group of Richie Ashburn memorabilia offered in the auction was a 1961-62 Ashburn game-used glove that drew a winning bid of $7050.  Other items sold from the collection included Ashburn’s 1962 New York Mets Team MVP trophy for $4700 and a 1950-60 game-used bat (PSA/DNA 8) for $2937.

Other top bids included a 1962-63 Salada Football coin set ($4112) and a 1950 Texas League baseball signed by eight including Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Mickey Cochrane and others ($4700).

Huggins & Scott isn’t taking much time off.   They’ll roll out their next catalog event on March 16.  Consignments are being accepted until February 14.  For more information and to see complete auction results from January, visit Huggins and Scott’s website.

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