Two rare, uncut sheets of vintage sports cards should draw plenty of action as Huggins & Scott kicks off its latest auction today.
Over 1,000 lots are available including a 1933 Sport Kings low series 24-card uncut sheet and a 1911 T212 Obak 179-card uncut sheet (the largest tobacco card uncut sheet ever offered) that includes three Buck Weaver cards.
The 1933 Sport Kings uncut 24-card sheet is one of only two known examples in the industry and features Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Red Grange and Howie Morenz.
Another large format relic that will draw considerable interest is a seldom-seen Nat Fein 16x20 original photograph, “The Babe Bows Out.” This immaculate Pulitzer Prize winning image is a full bleed image and was produced by Fein, in his studio, nearly 50 years ago.
Card collectors will chase a plethora of 19th century and early 20th century rarities including a complete 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter World’s Champions set, 1916 Collins-McCarthy Joe Jackson (SGC 50), a nice selection of sharp 1911 M116 graded singles with Cobb, Young, Plank and Wagner plus an extensive Rogers Hornsby vintage collection of cards.
Notable vintage cardboard up for bid will include 1951 Bowman and 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle cards, a rare 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente (PSA 8), 1961 Topps Dice Game Brooks Robinson and the highest graded 1963 Post Cereal #187 Bob Aspromonte short-print card (PSA 8).
The spotlight may also fall on the extensive collection of Muhammad Ali items that include a unique signed Ali glove with an original sketch, a pair of Ali signed Stephen Holland Giclee-on-canvas artworks, a large 40x30” photograph of Ali with the Beatles (signed by Ali), “Athlete of the Century” Neiman serigraph (signed by both Ali and Neiman) and dozens of other Ali relics.
Several high quality autographed items from baseball icons will also be offered in the upcoming auction. Included is a single-signed Christy Mathewson baseball, a high grade Ty Cobb/Stan Musial dual signed baseball, three Babe Ruth signed baseballs, a beautiful Thurman Munson baseball and multi-signed item with Ruth, Cobb, Wagner, Lajoie and J. Collins. All autographs have been examined and authenticated.
Other artifacts in this auction include the collection of former Detroit Lions wide receiver Herman Moore including game-worn helmets and jerseys (including a Isiah Thomas Indiana University jersey), a large assortment of modern relic/autographed cards with a Ruth/Gehrig #1/1 and John F. Kennedy/Marilyn Monroe signed card, a complete football Goal Line Art signed set (#100), two Leroy Neiman original watercolors with Joe DiMaggio and Michael Jordan and one of the best Cal Ripken high grade card collections ever offered at auction with over (1400) PSA 10 graded cards.
Over 1,000 consigned lots are part of the event, which concludes over a two-day period. Bidding takes place by phone and Internet via the company's Web site, www.hugginsandscott.com.
Huggins and Scott will be in Valley Forge, PA for the Philly Show this weekend and have several of the items available for viewing.
Consignments are now being accepted for the company's next two auctions, slated for November 2010 and January 2011.