If you were wondering whether there’d be much interest in a portion of a T206 Honus Wagner card, wonder no more.
The unique “Half Honus” being offered by SCP Auctions has generated plenty of action. Heading into the home stretch, the latest example of the hobby’s holy grail has received 17 bids and as of Wednesday afternoon, stood at $360,575. It’s expected to go higher by Saturday night when the auction is scheduled to close.
Graded PSA Authentic, the card hasn’t been seen since 1995 after being tucked away in a private collection. With intact copies of the card–even in the lowest grades–now pushing into the million dollar class–collectors who’ve wanted one may see this one as a chance to grab one at a discount.
The unique card from 113 years ago is not the only attraction in the catalog, though. The auction also includes the three Atlanta Braves home run balls smacked in the clinching Game 6 of the 2021 World Series, topped by World Series MVP Jorge Soler’s three-run, 446-foot moonshot that went straight out of Minute Maid Park in Houston and was corralled by some nearby neighbors. The ball has a current bid of $40,264.
What’s believed to be the original New York Herald Tribune copy of Nat Fein’s famous “The Babe Bows Out” photograph from Ruth’s 1948 Yankee Stadium farewell has jumped to over $35,000.
It’s one of numerous Type 1 photos in the auction including images of Gehrig, Joe Jackson and Sandy Koufax.
A pair of Converse shoes Michael Jordan wore and signed during the 1984 Olympic Trials has a current bid of $29,282 while an autographed Jordan Star Co. rookie card graded BGS 8.5/10 is expected to sell for a strong price. Another signed rookie card receiving lots of attention is a signed 1952 Bowman Mantle graded PSA VG-EX 4 with a Mint 9 auto.
A rare ticket stub from Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals when an injured Willis Reed made a courageous return to the court and helped the New York Knicks to victory has pushed into five figure territory.
Vintage card collectors have gravitated toward a 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig graded SGC Mint 9 that’s already crossed the $100,000 mark.
On the memorabilia side, an 18-karat gold presidential Rolex engraved wristwatch owned by legendary golfer Arnold Palmer has a current bid of $35,433.
The auction is set to wrap up Saturday night at SCPAuctions.com.