Huggins and Scott’s largest auction of 2015 opened for bidding on Monday with over 2,100 lots up for grabs including the first installment of longtime collector/dealer Lew Lipset’s baseball and golf memorabilia.
Among the pre-World War II vintage cards being offered are the highest graded N172 Old Judge Pud Galvin (SGC 86), a pair of scarce N172 John Ward cards, a seldom-seen 1901 Police Gazette Supplement of Christy Mathewson from his rookie year, a collection of eight different PSA 7 (near mint) T206 cards, an R316 Kashin’s Babe Ruth (PSA 6) and a1933 Sport Kings PSA graded run with a Ty Cobb (PSA 5).
Vintage card lots from the post-War era include a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle RC PSA 6, a 1954 Topps Hank Aaron (SGC 86), high-grade singles and lots from the 1950s and 1960s; over 100 different lots of complete baseball sets from 1952-present; a rare 1955 Felin’s Franks Bobby Morgan panel and vintage unopened packs, boxes and cases.
A signature from a teenaged Mickey Mantle highlights the autographed memorabilia section. Contained in a 1949 Independence Yankees yearbook, Mantle signed his name “Mick”. There are a number of multi-and-team signed baseballs with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig; a Jimmie Foxx single-signed and dated ball; a rare Ross Youngs signed photo; a Christy Mathewson signed check, written seven months before his death (PSA/DNA MINT 9); a tough Miller Huggins signed 1925 stock certificate; a number of Babe Ruth signatures on a variety of media; the first installment of the “We Are The Champions” section featuring team-signed baseballs from a number of World Series Champions from 1980-2013 (the earlier years, going back to 1921, will follow in subsequent auctions) and more.
The ring earned by 1974 World Series MVP Dick Green will be offered in the catalog along with Wayne Krenchicki’s 1979 Orioles AL Champions ring and his 1975 Pan Am Games silver medal; a number of rare Type 1 original photographs and negatives with subject including Ruth, Gehrig, Huggins, Walter Johnson, Buck Weaver and more; a number of World Series and All Star Game press pins from the 1950s and 1960s; and a variety of vintage publications and tickets from the turn-of-the-century to modern day including a tough 1916 World Series Game 5 clincher and the highest graded full ticket from Game 7 of the 1957 World Series (PSA 8).
Game-used memorabilia in the auction is highlighted by a pair of Michael Jordan’s game-worn Air Jordan shoes donned by the Hall of Famer on the final home game of that season against the Detroit Pistons (April 22, 1993); an array of game used jerseys from the Orioles, Senators and Phillies from the 1950s to present day; game used bats from Willie Mays, Pete Rose and a Bryce Harper bat from his rookie season with an exact photo match of him holding it; a scarce 1950s Pittsburgh Steelers game used jersey; and some early game used and signed hockey sticks.
Collectors of items from other sports will find complete sets, lots and star cards; Jerry Rice’s 1996 Mackey Award trophy; several early programs and tickets from Super Bowls and college bowl games; a 1937-38 Washington Redskins team signed panoramic photo; a 1967 Green Bay Packers team signed football; a rare 1998-99 UD Jordan Auto/Patch card #11/23; a 2011-12 Miami Heat NBA Championship ring and original box; tough-to-find team signed basketballs from the 1984 US Olympic team and a 1995-96 Chicago Bulls ball from their 72-10 season; a neat 1936 James J. Braddock signed photograph, personalized to Bill Dickey; and more.
To register and bid visit Huggins and Scott’s website, which includes a “web gems” area featuring lots not found in the printed catalogs shipped to customers last week.
Bidding closes November 12.