Huggins and Scott’s fifth Masterpiece Auction of 2013 begins on Monday September 30 with bidding closing on Thursday night October 10 with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11:00pm eastern time.
The auction is headlined by a variety of Babe Ruth signed baseballs, from a 1925 single-signed ball to a Ruth and Christy Walsh dual signed orb.
Vintage card collectors will be able to check out an abundance of pre-and post war rarities including professionally graded and raw examples of cards from a variety of designations, including a scarce 1894 Betz Studio Baltimore Baseball Cabinet, the only known 1887 Tomlinson Studio Ned Hanlon Portrait, an attractive T3 Ty Cobb SGC 40, a large selection of graded 1908 Rose Postcards and 1930s Zeenut’s with coupons, Goudey Ruth’s and more.
The post-war collection includes an unusually large number of complete and near sets from 1948-1973; Hall of Fame rookie cards including Musial, Jackie Robinson, Clemente, Koufax, Seaver; an extremely rare Cal Ripken Jr. Orange Border Charlotte O’s minor league card (PSA 4) and the first offered 1990 Topps George Bush “White House” version.
Autograph lots will include signed baseballs from Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, Williams, Mantle, DiMaggio, Koufax, Aaron, 1930 Athletics, 1949 Cuban All-Stars, 1955 Senators (with Webbo Clarke) and 1960 Pirates, documents/flats signed by Amos Rusie, George Wright, Cy Young, Hack Wilson, Ruth, Gehrig, Cobb, Ott and a 1981 Topps baseball nearly complete autograph card set.
A program from the 1904 “unofficial” World Series will make a rare appearance on the market in this sale as well as a couple of scarce turn-of-the-century Orioles Photo pinbacks, There is a seldom-seen 1922 Lion Brand Babe Ruth Flip Book, several early scorecards and ticket lots including a complete run of 16 ticket stubs from each of Mickey Mantle’s World Series home runs, a 1961 Cincinnati Reds NL Champions ring and more.
Game-used items in the auction includes a 1924 Hub Pruett St. Louis Browns jersey, 1958 Hank Bauer Yankees jersey, 1958 Sammy White Red Sox jersey, 1960 Mickey Mantle Yankees undershirt, 1965 Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox jersey, 1968 Jim Busby Braves jersey, 1972 Angel Mangual Oakland A’s jersey, 1978 Eddie Murray Orioles jersey, 1947-49 Baltimore Colts AAFC jacket; game-used bats from Tony Lazzeri, Charlie Gehringer, Hank Bauer (used and signed by Mickey Mantle), Cookie Lavagetto, Evan Longoria, Prince Fielder; and a Troy Aikman Dallas Cowboys helmet with a team LOA.
Other sports are represented as well. There is a 1948 Topps Magic Photos uncut sheet, a 1963 Wheat Chex hockey cereal box, a variety of autographs from Pete Maravich, Walter Payton, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Bobby Jones, Tiger Woods and many more.
If Americana or Political collecting is your cup of tea, there will be items relating to Abraham Lincoln, John Quincy Adams, John Hancock, General Custer, James Madison, Harry Truman, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Walt Disney, Charles Lindbergh and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
To browse the auction for the rest of the auction or download the catalog, visit the website: www.hugginsandscott.com.