Some collections span decades. Others measure their scope in centuries. An example of the latter is now on the auction block.
Pieced together by a single collector who used a discriminating eye and a love of baseball to tell the story of the game’s best players from the 1880s to the early 2000s, it’s now being liquidated through Heritage Auctions, card by card.
The “Partnerone Collection” includes over 1,000 lots including hundreds of Hall of Famers. There are multiple high-grade cards of Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson and other icons. The 3000 Hit Club’s first member is here—and so is the latest member.
Most of the cards are among the hobby’s best known examples. Several are expected to bring six-figure prices including a Leaf Jackie Robinson rookie card (PSA 8) that’s already guaranteed to crack that barrier with a high bid of $87,500 before the buyer’s premium. There’s also a PSA 7 example of the scarce Leaf Satchel Paige rookie card. Another card sure to reach past the $100,000 mark is a 1952 Topps Mantle graded PSA 7. Among the other highlights:
- 1952 Topps Willie Mays PSA 8
- Multiple 1933 Goudey Ruths
- 1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb and Joe Jackson each PSA 7
- 1951 Bowman Mantle rookie card PSA 7
- 1953 Topps Mantle PSA 8
- 1954 Topps Hank Aaron PSA 8
- 1952 Topps Eddie Mathews PSA 7
- 1952 Topps Jackie Robinson PSA 8
- 1980 Topps Rickey Henderson PSA 10
Bidding is set to run through September 10 on the Heritage Auctions website.