Vintage Cards Top Legendary Auction

A 1933 Goudey set, rated 16th on the PSA Set Registry with an average condition near EX, was brought the biggest payday in Legendary Auctions’ latest event.

The auction, which closed last week, included a large number of pre-World War II singles, lots and sets. The Goudey set of 290 cards drew 15 bids and included a wrapper from the iconic gum card maker.

Interest in Mickey Mantle cards show no sign of abating. A PSA 7 (near mint) 1952 Topps Mantle sold for $35,550, the second highest price paid for any item in the auction. a 1952 Topps set, including a complete run of black back variations, sold for $23,700.

Six 1911 M110 Sporting Life Cabinet cards were presented. The very rare card set features many of the game’s early superstars. A PSA 5 graded Honus Wagner card from the series topped bidding at $32,588 including the company’s buyer’s premium of 18.5% which was added to each winning bid. A Ty Cobb (PSA 4) sold for $15,405, while a Hal Chase brought $14,220 and a Christy Mathewson $9480.

A rare 1886 Old Judge Larry Corcoran, one of only two known examples, and graded PSA 6, sold for $28,440.

Orlando Cepeda’s 1967 World Series ring paced the memorabilia portion of the sale, ending at $29,625, while a single signed Walter Johnson baseball sold for $10,073.