The auction catalogs are fun to look at (even if you don’t always have the funds to buy some of the best stuff), but it’s a constant process to keep them full. Consignment representatives are constantly answering calls, making trips to visit clients both new and old and setting up at card shows in hopes of picking up some walk-in material.
Heritage Auctions will launch its spring catalog in a few weeks but work is already underway on events scheduled for the rest of the year.
One thing the big sales always reveal is that there are still plenty of “raw” collections out there that wind up being consigned. Heritage recently took in a group of higher grade 1950s baseball card sets including a top notch 1952 set.
The company says these have been shipped off for grading and should be back in time for its Spring Auction, which runs from May 11-13.
Also scheduled for the next catalog is a true hobby rarity. This box of 24 1962 Topps Baseball packs has been with the original owner since it was purchased some 61 seasons ago. It, too, is heading for the May sale.
There were five cards per pack along with a Topps Stamps insert sheet and, of course, that famous pink slab of gum. There was no immediate word on which series might be represented by the packs inside. The box will be examined by BBCE and sealed.
Another rarity–a fifth series box 1972 Topps Baseball–was consigned this week and will head to auction, along with a 1975 Topps box.
Earlier this month, Jason Simonds of Heritage showed off a recently consigned collection of jaw dropping vintage cards that appear to have avoided much handling over the years.
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