A complete run of 1933-2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game tickets, never before presented for sale, will be offered during Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night Auction next month.
The complete run in the PSA Set Registry is comprised of tickets for 83 years of All-Star Game history, as well as all Home Run Derby and workout events from recent years, and the double games of years 1959 through 1962 are present to bring the total of tickets offered to 137.
Recently acquired by Heritage, it’s the only complete run on the PSA Set Registry with most being full, unused tickets rather than stubs. Pieced together by a collector, it’s believed the lot could sell for over $150,000.
The group includes ten tickets graded PSA 10; 21 rated 9, 30 at the NM/MT 8 level including a 1947 ticket and 18 rated PSA 7 NM including the 1943 World War II era contest.
The earliest editions are the greatest challenge to ticket collectors, with several existing in populations no larger than five. The full ticket example of the 1933 inaugural edition is one of the hobby’s true Holy Grails, though the untorn 1935 is rarer still.
The 1940 Sportsman’s Park full ticket is one of just three that exist, and, at VG 3, the finest known. Years 1942 and 1943 likewise carry a population of one.
The auction will open later this week and close August 19-20.