More cards from this summer's well-chronicled Black Swamp Find, join a Mickey Mantle All-Star bat and other historic sports items in Heritage Auctions' October 26-28 catalog auction; one the company is touting as its biggest ever with over 3,000 already up for bid.
Numerous ticket stubs from some historic moments in sports will be on the block including the only 1912 Fenway Park grand opening stub to be auctioned in at least a decade. There is also a 1962 stub for the rather sparsely attended game that saw Wilt Chamberlain score 100 points in Hershey, PA and a game program from the opening of the original Yankee Stadium.
The most famous trading card discovery in hobby history, the Black Swamp Find, makes its second auction appearance after its debut in the Heritage “Platinum Night” auction in the shadow of the Baltimore National Sports Collectors Convention in early August, providing the first opportunity to bid for individual specimens from the previously undiscovered group of 1910 E98 candy cards.
The third finest T206 Plank (current bid $30,000) , a PSA 7.5 Mantle and an M101-5 blank back Babe Ruth rookie will also be offered.
Several Hall of Famer game used bats will be listed including a bat used by Mickey Mantle in his first All-Star Game action in 1953. Bidding on the bat had reached $20,000 by Monday evening. Though he had been named to the American League team in 1952, this bat was with Mantle for his first All-Star plate appearance.
Bats the auction company says once belonged to Tris Speaker, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx, Roy Campanella, Roberto Clemente and Whitey Ford are up for bid as well.
Autographed baseballs include single-signed examples from Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Kid Nichols, Ty Cobb, Hughie Jennings, Dave Bancroft and Pie Traynor.
Further highlights include, but are not limited to:
1917 Clarence 'Pants' Rowland Chicago White Sox World Championship Pin
1990's Jack Stephens Augusta National Masters Green Jacket
1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Cap Anson SGC 88 NM/MT 8
1973 Tom Seaver Game Worn New York Mets Jersey from Cy Young Season, MEARS A9.5
1964 Arnold Palmer Hickory Shaft Clubs Used for 'Popular Mechanics' Magazine Article
1923 New York Yankees World Championship Pocket Watch
1924 World's Colored Championship Official Program, 1st Negro League World Series
1940 College All Stars Team Signed Football With Nile Kinnick
1987-88 Wayne Gretzky Game Worn, Signed Edmonton Oilers Helmet
1956 Topps Baseball Complete Set Plus Checklists, All Cards Graded PSA NM-MT 8