If you’re holding some 1955 Esskay Hot dogs baseball cards, you might want to dig them out. Bidders continue to pay strong prices for the rare regional cards. Huggins & Scott’s latest auction proved that. The company sold a partial set, 16 of 26 cards, late Thursday night. The final bid was $55,000. With the buyer’s premium added, the winner will pay $64,625. The company achieved a similar combined total for sixteen individual cards offered in 2009 and thousands more for other cards it has offered since.
It wasn’t the only item to attract a strong following and have ties to Baltimore. The only graded 1968 Topps 3-D Brooks Robinson prototype card vaulted to $32,225 in the auction, which began earlier this month online and via phone bidding.
A pair of vintage game-worn Hall of Famer jerseys were sold: a 1957 Al Kaline home Tigers shirt went for $35,250 while a 1966 Juan Marichal Giants jersey sold for $11,750.
A near set of T206 cards and one of the set’s scarce error cards were also on the block. The run of 520 cards brought $24,675 while a PSA 3 Sherry “Magie” error card sold fofr $21,150.
A full ticket to the 1941 Lou Gehrig Memorial Game, graded PSA 5, sold for $19,975.
Other sales included:
- 1949 Bowman Master set with 70 graded cards $14,100
- 1960 Fleer Greats unissued Eddie Collins/Pepper Martin proof card $11.750
- 1903 E107 Type 1 Rube Waddell PSA 1.5 $11,750
- 1962 Rogers Hornsby single-signed baseball $11,163
For complete results, visit HugginsandScott.com.