A complete run of Major League Baseball All-Star Game programs and ticket stubs from 1933-2013 will be up for grabs starting Monday as Huggins and Scott kicks off its third Masterpiece Auction of 2015.
Each collection will be offered separately and includes scorecards and tickets from the inaugural game at Chicago’s Comiskey Park 82 years ago that featured Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx and numerous other Hall of Famers.
Hundreds of lots feature sports card singles, sets, dealer lots and more from every major sport. A huge collection of Boston Red Sox team sets from 1914-present with most of the vintage cards PSA Graded, will be offered among the auction’s opening lots.
The post-war offerings include a large number of singles, lots, complete and near sets from 1948 to present. Highlights include a completely PSA graded set of 1950 Drake’s Cookies; a 1950 Bowman set with 105 SGC graded cards; a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle RC (SGC 55), numerous large lots of vending quality singles, always popular ‘shoebox’ collections of varying grade vintage cards and even two lots featuring more than two million modern era cards each.
Baseball autographs include an extremely scarce album page signed by Harry O’Neill; single-signed baseballs from Babe Ruth, Al Simmons, Jimmy Foxx, Satchel Paige and Elston Howard; a 500 home run club baseball with 20 autographs; a PSA 9 Babe Ruth signed letter; a rare 1929 Negro League Brooklyn Royal Giants Irvin Brooks signed player’s contract; and a trio of Babe Ruth signed flats from the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.
Other memorabilia up for grabs includes a John McGraw Studio Photo used for the PC782 Postcard; the largest collection of vintage sheet music the company has ever offered with “King of Clubs” (Ty Cobb) and “Between You & Me” (Evers and Tinker); an original 1939 “The United States Card Collectors Catalog” by JR Burdick (with supplements) and a variety of other vintage publications and tickets from the turn-of-the-century to modern day.
Game-used collectors will have the opportunity to bid on a 1979 Nolan Ryan California Angels Home Jersey (MEARS A10); a 1929 Al Simmons game used bat signed by Lefty Grove (PSA/DNA 8); a 1985 Pete Rose game used bat (PSA/DNA 9); a 1973-75 Tom Mack game used LA Rams football jersey (MEARS A8); plus a number of other game-used bats, jerseys, jackets and caps.
Collectors will see a rare 1950 Bread For Health George Mikan Bread Label; a pair of Michael Jordan signed Peter Max Lithographs; an original pair of Nike Air Jordan’s in their original box; a scarce 1934 Stanley Cup Finals Clinching Game Program from Chicago Stadium; and the sventh best PSA registered T9 Turkey Red Boxing set.
Several items have been added to the auction after the catalog was printed and are available under the ‘web gems’ auction section.
Bidding will close on Thursday night June 11 with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11:00pm ET. To register, bid or browse the catalog, visit HugginsandScott.com.