More cards from last summer’s well-documented Black Swamp find of 1910 E-98 cards, a helmet from one of the most famous plays in Super Bowl history and a 1916 Babe Ruth card were sold in Heritage Auctions’ Signature event in Dallas last week.
Hundreds of vintage cards were sold in the massive, three-day auction led by an SGC 60-graded babe Ruth card from the M101-5 series, a blank-backed variety that brought $71,700. However, more 1910 E-98s from the 700+ card find of cards in an Ohio attic last year were the target of many collectors. A PSA 9 Cobb sold for $38,838. A Honus Wagner, also graded 9, sold for $33,460 and an 8.5 Wagner brought $19,120.
A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle graded SGC 86 (NM+) sold for $53,775, a 1914 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson PSA 4 went for $41,825 and a complete 1956 Topps set, including checklists, with each card graded PSA 8, sold for 433,850.
Memorabilia included the helmet James Harrison was wearing when he intercepted Kurt Warner and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII. The helmet, which Heritage officials indicated was gifted by Harrison to fellow NFL star Albert Haynesworth, sold for $53,775.