The 1972 Phillies jersey and pants had been virtually untouched in the 38 years since Carlton wore it while winning the National League Cy Young award. It brought a winning bid of $17,000. With the 17.5% buyer’s premium added on, the final realized price was $19,975.
In ’72, Carlton had one of the best seasons by a pitcher in baseball history, finishing 27-10 with a 1.98 ERA and 310 strikeouts for a Phillies team that finished with a 62-94 record.
Vintage baseball cards are what drive most major auctions, though, and this one was no exception. A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle graded PSA 8, but off-center, matched the Carlton uniform with a final price of $19, 975.
Huggins and Scott continued its run of 1955 Esskay Meats Baltimore Orioles cards with a fresh group of the ultra-scarce regional being offered once again. Several cards topped $1,000 with a complete Bob Alexander box bringing a whopping $18,800 including the buyer’s premium. Panels of Don Lenhardt and Jimmie McDonald each brought $9400 while a Harry Brecheen sold for $6463.
Another food issue set–this one much older–has a huge fan base. The 1911 D304 Brunners Bread set always draws a crowd of pre-War vintage card collectors when cards are offered at auction. A Ty Cobb card, graded PSA 3, brought $15,275 for H&S.
Another Cobb rarity, the 1907 Seamless Steel Tubes postcard, the only one graded (SGC 20), found a new home for $14,100.
A group of 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions cards included two keys: an SCG 60 King Kelly brought $6462 while a Cap Anson (SGC 50) sold for $5287.
A large selection of autographed baseballs was offered in this sale and a 1932-35 era Babe Ruth signed Spalding ‘Home Run Special’ ball topped the lot with a realized price of $8225 after 24 bids were entered. A lesser grade multi-signed ball that included Ruth, Honus Wagner and Walter Johnson brought $6463.
Other items and their final prices included:
- 1955 Felins Franks Whit Wyatt panel $7638
- 1995 All-Star Game Cal Ripken game worn jersey $7638
- 1952 Bowman Large football near set (141/144) $6463
- 1965 Topps football set (Namath PSA 6) $6463
- 2004 Donruss Timeless Treasures Ty Cobb game used bat card $5287
- 1910-11 T3 Turkey Red Ty Cobb PSA 2.5 $5288