Mantle, Cobb Cards Among Auction Highlights

Cards and memorabilia spanning the entire 20th century–and then some–will pack the pages of Huggins & Scott’s next auction.

Huggins and Scott kicks off its latest auction next week with names like Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, Cobb and Mantle among the hundreds of lots available in a wide variety of price levels.

The 200-page full-color catalog auction opens for bidding on March 7th with an original Godfather script, followed by an assortment of early baseball cards.

1952 Topps Mickey Mantel PSA 8 o/c A rare 1909 S74 Red Sun Ty Cobb silk (SGC 84) leads off, followed by a 1911 D304 Brunner’s Bread Cobb (PSA 3), a 1948 Gunther Beer/Arch McDonald uncatalogued Washington Senators postcard and a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle (PSA 8, OC). In all, over 1000 lots will be on the auction block.

Other highlights include a selection of single-signed baseballs with Babe Ruth, Everett Scott and Hank Greenberg; a 1928-29 New York Yankees team ball with Ruth and Lou Gehrig; a multi-signed ball with Ruth, Walter Johnson, Honus Wagner, Tris Speaker and Pete Rose; and a 1955 Hall of Fame Induction ball with Ty Cobb and Jimmie Foxx.

1955 Esskay Bob Alexander
2009 Topps Heritage Barack Obama/Jackie Robinson dual signed card

Among the other historic and rare items include an NBA 50th Greatest Players autographed lithograph, a 2009 Topps Heritage Barack Obama/Jackie Robinson dual signed card; an Abraham Lincoln signed cut (dated April 14, 1862); a complete 1955 Esskay Bob Alexander box plus an assortment of 1954 and 1955 Esskay cards and a plethora of high value modern insert cards, some of which feature Cobb and Ruth.

1972 Steve Carlton uniform Game-worn jersey collectors will see Steve Carlton’s 1972 uniform from his magical Cy Young season as well as Cal Ripken’s 1995 All-Star jersey.

Memorabilia collectors will also find unique pieces such as an 1880s “Darktown” Mechanical bank, a 1912 S110 Silk pillowcase with Cobb; 1955 Felin’s Franks Wyatt (SGC 40) and a litany of rare SGC and PSA graded cards from the pre-war era.

Huggins & Scott will return to its flat 17.5% buyer’s premium after utilizing a multi-tiered formula over its past several auctions.

The company’s hallmark is offering lots affordable to all levels of collectors. Registration and catalogs are available on the company’s website, which is updated daily as new items are added to the auction.

Bidding will begin on March 7, 2010 at 4:00 PM eastern time and will end on March 24th and 25th with the 30-minute rule. Consignments are already being sought for the company’s second auction of 2010.