A game-used baseball from the 1934 All-Star game and parts of what’s considered the best collection of Philadelphia Phillies memorabilia in existence are up for grabs as Huggins & Scott unveils its next major auction.
Huggins & Scott may be based in Maryland but the company has a stable of representatives scattered across the country. The collective effort has produced another catalog auction with over 1400 pieces of modern and vintage sports cards and memorabilia. The auction will begin October 5 via telephone and internet bidding.
Among the items offered is the only known game-used baseball from the 1934 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, signed by the American League team including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
Card collectors will find a plethora of rare baseball cards including 19th century and early 20th century issues. Highlighting the vintage lots are a 1909 S74 silk of Ty Cobb with the rare Red Sun reverse, graded SGC 84, Kalamazoo Bats singles, Old Judge cards, along with a sampling of Allen & Ginter and Goodwin Champions. The always-popular 1909-11 T206 white border issue is represented by a complete set and a grouping of 141 cards, each graded a PSA 6 (EX-MT).
The spotlight, however, may fall on the Dade Thieriot Philadelphia Phillies Collection. Thieriot’s astounding labor of love is the culmination of a lifetime of collecting Phillies memorabilia. The collection covers the highest of highs in Phillies history with several items from the 1980 World Series championship as well as items from the Phillies’ lean years. A portion of the collection, including a 1933 Dick Bartell game-worn All-Star game uniform, sold in the company’s last sale earlier this summer.
Among the most potentially attractive and valuable vintage baseball decor offered for sale will include Steve Carlton’s actual 1982 Cy Young Award, a 1968 game-worn Carlton Cardinals jersey, game-used gloves from both Carlton and Mike Schmidt and Schmidt’s 1982 Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
“We are honored and privileged to be able to sell the most impressive Philadelphia Phillies memorabilia collection we have ever witnessed,” said Vice President of Auction Operations, Josh Wulkan. “And these desirable relics will draw intense interest from our bidders.”
Signed collectibles from a variety of baseball icons include a Mickey Mantle game-used bat given to teammate Bob Cerv, a Joe DiMaggio used coach’s bat signed by DiMaggio, Mantle and Ted Williams, a Len Bias autographed basketball signed by the 1984-85 Maryland team, a yellow Hall of Fame postcard signed on the front by Goose Goslin (only known example), a Cal Ripken game-used 1981 baseball bat (signed and graded PSA/DNA 10) and Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth autographs. All autographs carry authentication from either James Spence (JSA) Authentications or Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA).
Other sports artifacts in the auction are three World Championship belts won by boxer Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson, a 1996 Olympic Gold Medal won by Kendall Cross in wrestling, a complete 1933 Goudey baseball card set, a 1952 Topps low series set along with a run of vintage Topps baseball card complete sets.