Hake’s is in the midst of its 205th auction which closes March 20-22. The current auction is once again highlighted by baseball items from the Richard Merkin Collection of Cuban baseball cards. Last auction, items from this collection brought record prices, including a 1910 Punch Pete Hill card at $64,936 and a 1937 Ciudad Trujillo team photo w/Josh Gibson at $31,625.
The latest auction’s big ticket item is a 1910 Punch John Henry Lloyd, which already has a bid of $27,500 as well as cards of Alfredo Cabrera, Armando Cabanas, Armando Marsans, Claud Derrick and Germany Schaefer from the same set; 1923-24 Billiken Dobie Moore, Andy Cooper, Armando Marsans, Julio Rojo; 1923-24 Tomas Gutierrez Jose Mendez, Dave Brown, Oliver Marcelle, Clint Thomas; 1924-24 Nacionales Cristobal Torriente, Alejandro Oms, Isidro Fabre, Adolfo Luque; 1924-25 Aguiltas Biz Mackey, Dick Lundy, Valentin Dreke, 1926-27 Aguiltas Isidro Fabre, Pablo Mesa and others.
Other SGC graded cards include 1916 Zeenut PCL Jimmy Claxton, 1919 Zeenut Dazzy Vance and 1932 Dobie Aguila #255 Concordia vs Cincinnati featuring Martin Dihigo.
Autographed items authenticated by JSA include: Habana Cubans team photo with Martin Dihigo, Mexican League 1946 All Star team ball, 1930 Brooklyn Robins team signed ball, and a great selection of signed items featuring Hall Of Fame members such as Satchel Paige, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Warren Spahn, Lloyd & Paul Waner, Al Simmons, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Stan Musial, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron and more.
Other standout items include: Ruth & Hornsby tobacco premium photo, 1912 Cuban Stars team photo w/Jose Mendez, Indianapolis Freeman 1915 clipping with Oscar Charleston, 1923-24 Santa Clara team photo with Charleston & Mendez, 1931 Homestead Grays newspaper clipping with legendary line-up, 1934 Concordia Eagles team photo with Josh Gibson and Dihigo, 1937 Ciudad Trujillo team photo with Josh Gibson and Cool Papa Bell, 1935 Bismarck Churchills championship team photo with Paige and Hilton Smith, 1936 Bismarck championship team uniform, 1892 Cleveland Spiders team photo, Lou Gehrig 1930s original art, Babe Ruth pencil case, Connie Mack special event trophy, pin-back button for: 1912 Red Sox, 1934 Tigers, Jackie Robinson, Ernest Banks, Connie Mack, and more.
Contact Heather for a printed catalog at 866-404-9800 ext.1612. To see items in the auction, click here.