A collection of Philadelphia baseball items brought out the serious bidding at Huggins & Scott's latest sale, timed pretty well with the Phillies in the World Series.
When a long-time Philadelphia Phillies collector decided to liquidate much of his material earlier this year, we all got a peek at the history of baseball through some of the memorabilia.
During the summer, a 1933 All Star game uniform worn by Dick Bartell was among the pieces in the Dade Theriot collection to hit the auction block. Late last week, more items in the collection were sold via Huggins & Scott's catalog sale. Tops among the lots sold was Steve Carlton's 1982 Cy Young award, obtained by Theriot several years ago. It sold for $42,500. With the company's 15% buyer's premium added, the final realized price for the one-of-a-kind trophy was $48,875.
A 1968 Cardinals jersey worn by Carlton brought $40,250 including the fee while two Mike Schmidt items sold for a combined $19,550. Schmidt's 1982 Gold Glove trophy brought $8050 while a game-used glove worn by Schmidt during the 1980 season sold for $11,500.
Huggins & Scott, as usual, offered a large mix of vintage sports cards in varying grade. Included was a near complete lower grade set of T206 cards that generated 21 bids before the auction closed. Missing the "big four" rare cards, but including all 520 others, the lot drew a winning realized price of $18,400. A lot of 141 T206 singles in PSA 6 grade including 17 Hall of Famers, sold for $31,625. A 1933 Goudey set, missing the rare Napoleon Lajoie card, sold for $9775 in mid to lower-grade form.
A rare 1954 Esskay Meats Neil Berry, graded VG, found a buyer at $11,500 while 1941 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio graded PSA 8, sold for $10,350.
Several unopened boxes of vintage cards sold, including a 1969 Topps football wax box ($5750).
Among the sports memorabilia items sold was a 1996 Olympic Games medal, prsented to wrestler Kendall Cross ($14, 950) and a 1978 Washington Bullets NBA championship ring given to Charles Johnson ($8050).
Huggins & Scott will conduct its next auction in January, with the consignment deadline scheduled for December 1.