Two catalog auctions concluded early Friday morning. Huggins and Scott and Collect.com offered several hundred lots in online bidding.
An NBA 50 Greatest Players signed lithograph (NBA edition) drew top bid via H&S at $25,000. One of only 100 NBA editions created (250 were made in all), the framed 1996 piece measures 35-1/4 x 48-1/4 and carries autographs from Abdul-Jabbar, Archibald, Arizin, Barkley, Barry, Baylor, Bing, Bird,Chamberlain, Cousy, Cowens, Cunningham, DeBusschere, Drexler, Erving, Ewing, Frazier, Gervin, Greer, Havlicek, Hayes, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Lucas, K. Malone (inscribed “32”), M. Malone, McHale, Mikan, Monroe, O’Neal, Olajuwon, Parish, Pettit, Pippen, Reed, Robertson, Robinson (inscribed “EPH 6:10-12”), Russell, Schayes, Sharman, Stockton, Thomas, Thurmond, Unseld, Walton, West, Wilkens, Worthy and commissioner David Stern.
Collect Auctions again put up several unopened boxes and autographed baseball card sets.
Leading the way was a 1971 Topps Baseball Series 4 vending box. Potentially containing multiple cards of Nolan Ryan, Hank Aaron, Bob Gibson and others, it sold for 47,235 including the buyer’s premium. A 1972 Topps Series 3 box sold for $3,621 and a 1972 Topps Football vendor box brought $3,232.
Among the signed sets was a 1982 Donruss, accumulated by a collector over 29 years and including nearly every possible combination of players in the set, including multi-player cards. The ambitious project sold for $4.933.