Dozens of rare and high grade vintage cards, including a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, T206 Cy Young and 1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb are being offered at auction this week as Just Collect brings some of its major recent purchases to market. The company’s auction runs through Sunday night on eBay, with bidding now underway.
Many of the cards being offered originated in the lifelong collection of a Tennessee man, with many available for the first time in decades and recently graded. Included in ‘The Volunteer Collection’ is the Cobb card, a well-centered, clean example rated PSA 3. There are also numerous T206 cards that rank among the best in existence, highlighted by the Young card graded PSA 6. It’s accompanied by PSA 7 examples of Chief Bender (pop3-pitching), Eddie Cicotte (pop 4) and Bob Bescher (pop 9 with none higher) along with numerous other cards from the iconic set. There are also numerous T3 Turkey Red cabinets in various grades including Hall of Famer Addie Joss.
Pre-War collectors are also getting a chance to bid on a rare PSA 4 E92 1909 Dockman & Sons Honus Wagner (throwing). One of Wagner’s most attractive and colorful cards, it’s one of only 54 entered on the PSA Population Report.
Among later gum issues from the pre-War era in the auction is a 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth as well as a 1941 Play Ball Pee Wee Reese rookie (PSA 6).
The 1952 Topps Mantle is graded PSA 1.5 and despite a low technical rating, presents well and will give collectors a chance to bid on one of the hobby’s most iconic cards that is often out of reach at higher grade.
Other post-War issues being offered include a 1980-81 OPC Wayne Gretzky that may be the best known example. Graded Gem Mint 10 by PSA, the second year card of the Great One is already generating strong bidder interest. The only 1965 Topps Mel Stottlemyre rookie card ever graded PSA 10 is also up for grabs.
Collectors will also find vintage cards of Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Stan Musial, Pete Rose and other notable stars from various sets as well as dozens of high grade 1973 Topps Baseball cards. Older football and non-sport cards are also among the more than 300 lots in the auction, which is set to close Sunday night with minimum bids starting at 99 cents. Click here to see the listings.
Just Collect offers free appraisals to collectors looking to sell their items and continues to buy vintage baseball cards from 1879-1979.