Several important single-owner collections and an array of additional memorabilia and cards highlight SCP Auctions' upcoming event. The auction is set to open October 27. At over 1400 lots, it is the company's largest to date.
Featured collections include: The Ron Futrell Collection of Important Sports Card Sets and Singles, The Futrell Collection of Vintage Sports Advertising, The Cy Jones Collection – Part II featuring significant Babe Ruth memorabilia, The Norman Oberto Collection of High-Ranking Sports and Non-Sports PSA Registry Sets, and a Significant Single Owner Collection of Roberto Clemente Memorabilia.
"This auction offers the greatest depth and highest caliber of material throughout every collecting category that SCP Auctions has ever featured in an Internet sale," said company president David Kohler. "In addition to the significant single-owner collections, every turn of a page in the catalog reveals another significant offering. From a newly discovered 1953 Mantle jersey to a T206 Wagner the selection of quality material is unparalleled."
The Ron Futrell Collection
Ron Futrell was a man driven to succeed in all facets of life, including building a world-class collection of sports cards and memorabilia. As a boy, Ron’s hobby of collecting baseball cards started in a shoebox. His success later in life as the founder of Industrial Threaded Products, a leader in the fastener industry, allowed him to indulge his lifelong passion for collecting to the fullest.
Two of the specific categories that captivated Futrell and became cornerstones of his collection were elite sports advertising pieces and 1952 Topps cards (the landmark issue that debuted the year he was born). In addition to building a near complete 1952 Topps Graded Master Set in NM-MT or better condition, Futrell assembled a mostly PSA 8 NM-MT 1933 Sport Kings complete set and acquired an incredible selection of prominent p re-war and post-war single cards and sets in astonishingly high-grade.
The Cy Jones Collection – Part II
Another featured collection in SCP Auctions October 27th-November 13th Internet Auction will be a second offering of items from the Cy Jones Collection. Jones possessed a voracious passion for collecting memorabilia in an era long before the blossoming of the popular hobby we know today.
An avid sports fan and connoisseur of history and popular culture and as an employee of the famed New York Concessions conglomerate, Harry M. Stevens, Co., Cy Jones established and maintained relationships with many famous athletes beginning in the 1930’s and continuing through the 1980’s. Those he counted amongst his personal friends were the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Sid Luckman, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Bob Feller, Fran Tarkenton, Bjorn Borg, George Halas and Jack Dempsey just to name a few. Th roughout his life Cy Jones accumulated objects directly from many of the most prolific athletes of his day.
The Norman Oberto Collection of Sports and Non-Sports PSA Registry Sets
SCP Auctions will feature its finest selection of PSA Registry Sets to date, thanks in large part to a significant group of thirteen complete PSA graded sets from the Norman Oberto Collection, six of which rank as the #1 All-Time Finest. Norman’s passion for building extremely high grade sports and non-sports sets is immediately evident by the incredible quality, and high PSA Set Registry rankings he has attained throughout his collection. Most vintage PSA Registry set builders will instantly appreciate the dedication and resources required to complete sets of this caliber. Norman’s high condition standards notwithstanding, his primary motivation as a true collector has been his appreciation for the unique aesthetic and intrinsic characteristics that each of these sets has to offer.
Highlighting the category is a newly discovered 1953 Mickey Mantle Game Used Yankees Road Jersey. The jersey has been consigned by a gentleman who obtained it from a Major League scout in the 1950’s after trying out for a Yankees minor league affiliate.
"In every SCP Auctions sale, we take pride in presenting top quality material that is fresh to the marketplace or largely uncirculated," said Dan Imler, Managing Director. "A significant amount of material offered in this sale, whether part of a collection or an individually consigned item, comes from either its original owner or a very small chain of ownership. As such, collectors will be seeing many of the finest pieces in the sale for the first time."
SCP is also offering a T206 Honus Wagner. This particular specimen of one of the most famous collectibles in the world has undergone professional restoration and has been encapsulated by PSA as “Authentic”.
Each of the 1,400-plus items will be featured in SCP Auctions full color catalog as well as on the SCP Auctions website at www.SCPAuctions.com. The auction will be open to registered bidders on Wednesday, October 27th with the conclusion of bidding on Saturday, November 13th.