Three of the baseball card hobby’s most rare cards are among the bidding leaders in Robert Edward Auctions’ 2011 catalog auction.
It’s one of four lots in the auction that have topped $100,000 in the auction, which includes over 1700 lots of primarily vintage baseball cards and memorabilia dating back to the 19th century.
A 1910 T210 Old Mill Joe Jackson ‘pre-rookie’ card graded PSA 3.5, the highest non-qualified example known in the authenticator’s registry, is at $164,500.
Two Lou Gehrig pieces have topped six figures. A game-used Gehrig bat dating from the 1925-29 era and carrying a MEARS 9.5 grade, has jumped from its $25,000 start to $111,625 while a Gehrig game-worn jersey dating from the 1938 season, has also reached that figure.
A never-before-seen 1956 Topps football card cello box, consigned by the family of the late long-time collector Ron Menchine, has attracted a big crowd of unopened pack collectors and dealers who have boosted the high bid to $23,500.
Last year, the auction generated $10.1 million with 181 lots selling for $10,000 or more.
The final day of bidding is this Saturday. The lots can be seen here.