The second of two high-end auctions held parallel to this year’s Natonal Sports Collectors Convention will include a 1920s Frankie Frisch game-worn Cardinals’ jersey and a 1952 Topps PSA 8 Mickey Mantle card.
The live auction event will take place Friday, August 6 at the Baltimore Science Center beginning at 7:00 p.m. The auction will include over 80 items.
Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson will function as Master of Ceremonies. A $75 entrance fee will benefit The Constance and Brooks Robinson Fund.
Some of the featured auction items include:
1924 Frankie Frisch World Tour Game Worn Jersey – Estimate: $80,000-100,000
In the fall of 1924, at the conclusion of their season, the reigning National League Champion New York Giants were chosen to represent American baseball on a World Tour. One of the highlights of the tour was a meeting with the King of England during a match held on British soil. This flannel jersey was worn by Frisch during that excursion.
1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth – PSA NM-MT+ 8.5 – Highest-Graded Example – Estimate: $60,000-80,000
No example of this card has ever been awarded a higher, unqualified grade. As tribute to Ruth’s undisputed sovereignty, his likeness was featured on four different 1933 Goudey cards, more than any other player. This 1933 Goudey #149, the “red background,” is among the scarcest and most hotly pursued.
1952 Topps #1 Andy Pafko – PSA NM-MT 8 – Estimate: $60,000-80,000
The most valuable “common” baseball card is one that’s virtually never seen in high grade.
1869 Peck & Snyder Trade Card – Cincinnati Red Stockings – SGC 40 VG 3 – Estimate: $40,000-50,000
An example of the famous Peck & Snyder trade card from 1869, picturing baseball’s first professional team. Although allegations circulated at the time that some individual players accepted payment for their services, baseball was an amateur sport prior to 1869. The Cincinnati Red Stockings were the first team to openly declare that their ballplayers were compensated.
Babe Ruth Single Signed Ball – PSA DNA NM 7 – Estimate: $20,000-25,000
A late life autograph appearing on an official American League baseball.
2004 Boston Red Sox World Champions Game Used Jerseys Collection (16) Including Ortiz, Ramirez, Schilling, Martinez – Estimate: $20,000-25,000
Brooks Robinson Late-1960s Baltimore Orioles Signed Game Worn Wool Warm-Up Jacket – Estimate: $6,000-8,000
The garment was made by “Spalding” and bears that company’s red-white-and-blue manufacturer’s label within the lower zipper patch trail. The garment also features a size “50” tag sewn in tandem with the principle Spalding label and an orange number “5” in the same location. The piece has been signed in black marker (“9”) on the right-side flourish of “Orioles” on the chest. Photo-matched to Getty Image 51453732 (dated October 1, 1969).
Bidding in the auction can be conducted live at the event, over the internet or by phone. For more information on the auction or to pre-register, go to
www.legendaryauctions.com or call 708-889-9380.