A nearly 100 year-old Shoeless Joe Jackson baseball card topped bidding in the first half of Mastro Auctions’ latest catalog sale.
Back in July SCP Auctions sold a PSA 2-graded 1910 Old Mill Tobacco Joe Jackson card for $165,486. Early Thursday morning, another Jackson card from the T210 set brought a six-figure bid when Mastro Auctions sold one for $102,000. The card was graded as ‘Authentic’ with no numerical designation. The final bid was $85,000 after 33 bids were placed. The 20% buyer’s premium added by the auction house pushed the realized price over $100,000.
The December Premier Catalog sale closed a busy last few weeks for Mastro, which conducted a Classic Collector Auction, then a live sale in New York earlier this month.
A group of 1898 Cameo Pepsin Gum pins also drew strong interest from collectors who appreciate 19th century material. 39 bids were placed before the lot of 64 sold for $87,000 including the BP.
Modern-era vintage baseball card collectors took a liking to a sharp 1971 topps set, which included 58 PSA 9s and an Ernie Banks in PSA 10 grade. The razor-sharp set sold for an astonishing $69,000.
Heading the sports memorabilia categories was a 1924 Babe Ruth game-used bat, which drew 20 bids and sold for $105,000 including the buyer’s premium.
Other highlights from the first night of bidding included:
- 1911 D310 and D311 sets: combined price $99,000 for both sets
- 1952 Mickey Mantle signed, game-used bat $45,000
- 1894 Mayo’s Cut Plug football card near set (34/35) $22,800
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