A one-owner private collection featuring historic baseball memorabilia will reach the auction block for the first time this December.
Hunt Auctions is teaming up with Christie’s New York to sell the 25-year collection of high-grade and rare baseball cards, autographs, historic game-used items and other memorabilia. “Home Plate: A Private Collection of Important Baseball Memorabilia” will take place December 16, with a five-day preview by appointment at Christie’s in Rockefeller Plaza.
The auction includes items from across the history of baseball including a Lou Gehrig jersey and autograph, all four T206 Ty Cobb cards and multiple 1930s Goudey Babe Ruth cards, all in PSA 8 (NM/MT) condition as well as one of the best known examples of the W600 Honus Wagner (in uniform) cabinet card.
“This particular private collection has remained largely unknown within the industry for over 25 years,” said David Hunt, President of Hunt Auctions. “We expect the debut of this world class collection to mark as one of the finest of its type to have been offered at public auction. A great number of the items are being unveiled to the public for the very first time, including several which are the finest known examples of their medium.”
More details will be released closer to the date of the auction.