Huggins and Scott launches its final auction of 2017 this weekend. The company’s Fall Auction was slated to kick off Friday afternoon and run through Thursday, November 9 with several hundred lots in the catalog.
While it’s rare music from a well-known concert promoter that headlines the sale, sports collectors will find the usual array of cards and memorabilia. Pre-War memorabilia is highlighted by a T200 Fatima New York Giants Team Photo Premium; a seldom-seen 1908 Rose Postcard of Walter Johnson (SGC 35); a T206 Ty Cobb Green Portrait (PSA 4) and dozens of other lots of cards from familiar and not-so-familiar sets.
The post-war card lots include a rare 1968 Topps Disc test set on an uncut sheet, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle RC (PSA 2); a seldom-offered near complete set of 1954 Esskay Baltimore Orioles cards (30 of 34), partial and complete vintage sets and an extensive modern insert collection with multiple certified autographed card lots, short prints, 1 of 1s, and others.
A major collection of tobacco packs/boxes from the turn of the century headline the memorabilia side along with two game-used Derek Jeter and Cal Ripken jerseys, original oil paintings by legendary artist, Ron Stark (Cobb and Wagner); a collection of 1950s contact proof original photos used to create cards including Al Kaline (1954 Topps RC), Johnny Mize (1952 Bowman), Roy Campanella (1953 Red Man), Mantle/Maris/Cash/Kaline (1964 Topps AL Bombers) and more.
High grade Sports Illustrateds are featured including the highest graded issue number 1 from 1954 (CGC 9.8); the highest graded March 4, 1957 with Mickey Mantle cover (CGC 7.5) and highest graded October 2, 1961 with Roger Maris cover (CGC 8.0).
This auction has a large number of autographed baseball items including numerous tough single-signed Hall of Famer baseballs including Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth (PSA/DNA 7), Pie Traynor and many more; a signed 1933 Goudey Mel Ott card; a Derek Jeter signed original painting by Bernard Solco and a 2016 World Champions Chicago Cubs team signed jersey.
Highlights in the basketball category include an extensive vintage autograph collection with a very rare Maurice Stokes signed handwritten letter and photograph; a 1948 Bowman complete set with Mikan RC (PSA 4); an enormous collection of Michael Jordan singles and inserts (over 2,000 cards) and more.
The football category features an array of vintage programs, tickets and ephemera from the turn of the century through the Super Bowls with 1920s programs, signed cards and other items. Highlights include a number of complete and near sets from 1950-1979 from high grade on down including the #11 rated PSA graded 1952 Bowman Large Complete set; the highest graded by any service 1935 National Chicle Bull Tosi (SGC 8.5); a collection of PSA 7 and better football Hall of Fame rookie cards; a massive Tom Brady rookie card lot; a 2000 Leaf Rookies & Stars Tom Brady PSA 10; several highest graded Sports Illustrateds from the 1960s and Sammy Baugh’s signed 1952 player’s contract with a corresponding letter from George Preston Marshall.
The top items in the auction aren’t actually sports-related, however but music memorabilia from the collection of Larry Magid, co-founder of Philadelphia’s Electric Factory concerts. Magid obtained a number of pieces directly from the artists that played for him. Prominent among them include guitars signed by Jerry Garcia (one of the only ever to come to public auction); The Eagles; Crosby, Stills and Nash; The Dead; Fleetwood Mac; Pearl Jam; BB King and others. A saxophone signed by Bill Clinton; a piano bench signed by Elton John and Billy Joel; rare concert posters from the Grateful Dead; The Who; Jimi Hendrix and James Brown.
The auction again includes a “Web Gems” section of items included following the production of the printed auction catalog.
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