One of only four graded copies known to exist and by far the best quality, a 1917 Collins-McCarthy Joe Jackson card brought $78,053 in St. Louis-based Goodwin & Co.'s Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons auction.
Graded SGC 92, the card generated 24 bids before the auction closed early Saturday morning.
The winning bids in the auction include a 19.5% buyer's premium.
The Collins-McCarthy (E135) set was produced by a San Francisco candy company of the same name and included 200 cards. The cards measure 2x 3/14" and are printed on thin stock.
One of four Ty Cobb cards in the T206 set, the green background portrait of Ty Cobb is generally regarded to be the toughest to find, especially in high grade. Goodwin offered a PSA 8 example that featured a Sweet Caporal ad, the highest graded of any green portrait advertising back. It sold for $64,506.
One of two T206 Addie Joss cards graded PSA 9 was in this auction and it sold for $35,203.
Several high-grade 1948 Leaf football cards were sold, highlighted by a Sid Luckman rookie card with yellow background. Graded PSA 8, it sold for $40,052. A PSA 8 Sammy Baugh rookie card brought $8833 and a Doak Walker in the same grade sold for $6489.
A rare 1912 Boston Garter advertising sign in remarkably good condition for its near century-old status, and featuring notables Eddie Collins and Hal Chase, sold for $32,001.
Other cards sold included:
- 1913 Fatima Premium New York Americans $20,838
- 1915 Cracker Jack Honus Wagner SGC 84 $15,307
- 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8 $12,490
- 1954 Dan Dee Mickey Mantle PSA 8 $6420
- 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig PSA 8 $9718
- 1954 Bowman Ted Williams #66 PSA 8 $7299
- 1961-62 Fleer Jerry West PSA 9 $6933
- 1948 Leaf Satchel Paige RC (single print) SGC 70 $6489