RR Auctions’ first sports-only catalog auction opened on Friday with over 650 lots on the block including the only PSA graded example of the Old Judge Jim O’Rourke cabinet card.
The OJ cabinets were mail in premiums, and are very scarce. It’s believed this is the first time one has been offered at auction.
Also up for grabs is an 1895 Mayo’s Cut Plug N300 card of Hall of Famer Ed Delahanty. Mayos were inserted as premium in plug tobacco, and usually are found with tobacco stains. This PSA 6 sample doesn’t have them.
“Any example of the Mayo Cut Plug in an acceptable grade as a type is difficult enough to obtain,” noted Louis Bollman, RR Auction’s sports collectibles expert, “but to have a HOF’r of Delahanty’s stature, plus one of the highest grades possible for any a card in that issue, is a rarity.”
Autographed items, Olympic memorabilia, a 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series ring and a late 1960s Brian Piccolo Bears road jersey are among the other pieces in the auction, which continues through June 21 at RRAuction.com.
Here’s a nice video from JSA on a Christy Mathewson signed baseball:
The ball is currently in a Goodwin & Company auction that runs through June 21 with a high bid of $48,000.
Bidding has hit $86,000 for the second best 1961-62 Fleer basketball set listed on PSA’s Set Registry. Grey Flannel Auctions is offering the set, with every card graded PSA 9.
Bidding on one of the three PSA 10 copies of the Jerry West rookie card that’s also i the auction has topped $46,000.
Upper Deck has produced a set of St. Louis Blues hockey cards for law enforcement officers to give away to kids over the summer. Sixteen thousand cards were presented to city and county departments by the Blues.
“Everyone thinks officers are nonstop going to calls and emergencies, but there’s a lot of downtime as a policeman,” added Sergeant Shawn McGuire of the St. Louis County Police Department. “When you drive around the streets and you see a lot of kids outside playing sports and stuff like that, this is a great entrance to a conversation.
You can learn more about the program and the cards here.