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Huggins and Scott Auction Features Ruth Ball, Mathewson Contract

Huggins and Scott’s final Masterpiece Auction of 2011 launched Monday. Bidding is available until Thursday night December 1 with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11:00 p.m.  Eastern time.

Signed Babe Ruth ballAmong the items up for grabs is a Babe Ruth single-signed baseball PSA/DNA 6 (Autograph grade 7); a 1925 Christy Mathewson signed players’ contract; a 1970 Roberto Clemente signed letter on Clemente Day letterhead; a 1917 signed letter from Barney Dreyfuss to Billy Southworth with baseball content;  an Abraham Lincoln cut signature graded BGS/JSA 8; a 1933 New York Yankees team signed baseball with Ruth and Gehrig; a unique Dizzy Dean signed Spalding glove originally obtained by Fred Lieb and much more.

Vintage card collectors will find an abundance of 19th century and early 20th century rarities including examples of cards from Obak, T202, T205, T206, Goudey and Play Ball including the only graded E123 Curtis Ireland Candy Ty Cobb; several Obak T212 singles and groupings; and numerous complete and near sets from 1939-present.

Orioles 1955 Esskay cardsHuggins and Scott has been the king of the Esskay Meats cards, earning tens of thousands of dollars for the rare regional sets from the 1950s and this auction will include eight 1955 Esskay Baltimore Orioles complete boxes.

Also among the post-War era card lots is a collection of ten high grade cards from the scarce 1968 Topps 3D Test issues including Roberto Clemente as a NM 7  and a scarce 1964 Philadelphia Gum Football card uncut sheet.

Roberto Clemente 1968 Topps 3DAmong the sports memorabilia in the sale is a ten lot collection from former Baltimore Orioles General Manager, Hank Peters, including a 1983 World Series ring; the largest lot of college game-used jerseys ever offered (over 1,300) including several current NFL players; game-used jerseys from Cal Ripken, John Smoltz, Chase Utley, John Elway, Terrell Davis and more. As always, there is a wide selection of PSA and SGC graded cards plus a substantial run of vintage baseball and football card complete sets.

As with all of Huggins and Scott Auctions, we have a large number of autographed lots including baseballs, bats, lithographs, photographs and others consigned by collectors from all across the country.

For a preview of the auction, visit HugginsandScott.com.

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Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected].