Richie Ashburn Items, Vintage Material in Huggins & Scott Auction

Huggins and Scott has opened its worldwide Internet auction with 590 consigned lots of vintage and modern sports cards and memorabilia in a one-day auction.

Game used Richie Ashburn gloveA collection of one-of-a-kind Richie Ashubrn items, featuring his game-used glove, game-used bat, 1955 Phillies contract, and 1962 New York Mets Team MVP trophy are among the first lots offered in the auction.

Several high quality autographed items from baseball icons are also offered in this auction. Included is a 1927 Babe Ruth Single-Signed Baseball that was the Grand Prize in the 2004 Fleer Legacy Baseball product.

1927 Babe Ruth signed ballThe ball was dated and inscribed by another person August 20, 1927, the day Ruth hit his 39th home run in what was to be a record-setting 60-home run season.

Among the other vintage sports autographed items in the sale is a  multi-signed baseball from 1950 penned by Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker and others; a 1961 New York Yankees team-signed baseball with no clubhouse signatures; and single-signed baseballs of Thurman Munson and Casey Stengel. Additionally, there are modern insert cards featuring autographs of: Abraham Lincoln, John Adams, John Quincy Adams and more.

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie Card PSA 4Among the vintage sports cards up for bid are a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card, graded a conservative VG-EX 4 by PSA; a rare large format 1913 Fatima Athletics Team Card; and multiple complete card sets, large bulk lots and singles  from all sports from the 1950s to present day. Huggins and Scott has gotten exceptional prices for some rare 1954 Esskay Meats Baltimore Orioles cards in its recent auctions and this sale is no exception with six more cards on the block.  There is also a large selection of modern insert cards and sets.

Five 1950s Gibbs-Connor team banks and some rare advertising pieces dot the pages of the full-color catalog available free.

Bidding will be conducted by phone and Internet via the company’s Web site, Bidding has begun and will end on Thursday January 27.

Consignments are now being accepted for the company’s March 2011 auctions.