Huggins & Scott opens its fall auction today with over 1,000 lots up for bid. The company acquired several consignments at the recent National Sports Collectors Convention and through its network of nationwide field reps.
The marquee collectibles in the auction include the only graded example of the 1968 Topps 3-D Brooks Robinson prototype, Ed Lopat’s 1949 New York Yankees World Series Championship Ring, Historic Autographs Christy Mathewson autographed 1/1 Golden Ticket card, a 1957 Topps Football uncut sheet with a Johnny Unitas rookie card, and a group of early basketball game-worn jerseys originating from the collection of Hall of Fame statistician, Harvey Pollack.
When catalogs began to arrive in mailboxes over the weekend, collectors saw an abundance of 19th century and early 20th century rarities including examples of vintage cards from Old Judge, Dockmans, T205, T206, Cracker Jacks and Brunners. There is a T206 Sherry "Magie" error card graded PSA 3 (MB $4,000) amid the selection of early 20th century cards. There are also several cards from a new find of 1903 E107 Breisch-Williams including Hall of Famers Rube Waddell and Chief Bender.
Regional rarities include a high-grade 1954 Wilson Franks set with many examples graded by PSA plus a variety of Esskay Hot Dogs singles. Also highlighted is a large selection of graded 1948 Leaf baseball cards, including all of the shortprints; and even some autographed cards from the first major post-World War II set. There are several vintage card sets available and some unopened packs including a 1933 Uncle Jacks Candy, 19559 Fleer Ted Williams, 1972 Topps 6th series and an amazing 1973 Topps Baseball cello with a Mike Schmidt rookie card showing on top (graded GAI 10).
Several pieces of high-quality autographed items from baseball icons also are offered in the upcoming auction, including single-signed baseballs from Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente, Roger Maris, Gil Hodges, as well as a high-grade Rogers Hornsby ball and several other Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed pieces. All autographs have been examined and authenticated by either James Spence Authentications or Professional Sports Authenticators.
Those who stopped by the company's booth in Chicago saw some of the selection of game worn jerseys slated for this auction, highlighted by Hall of Famers, Al Kaline, Juan Marichal and Ryne Sandberg, a 1970 Baltimore Orioles World Series ring, a bat signed by Mantle, Williams and DiMaggio and documents signed by Abraham Lincoln, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Roberto Clemente.
As with all of Huggins and Scott Auctions, we have a large number of autographed lots including baseballs, bats, lithographs, photographs and others consigned by collectors from all across the country. A unique group of Heisman Trophy press pins ranging from 1952 to 1965 was consigned by the granddaughter of a famous radio broadcaster.
For a preview of the auction that ends over two days: September 28-29, 2011, visit www.hugginsandscott.com.