More rare vintage baseball cards from the collection of Richard Merkin are being offered in Hake’s latest auction, which has launched online and via a 400+ page catalog.
Earlier this year, the 1910 Punch Cigarros “Pop” Lloyd baseball card from this collection sold for a record price of $94,875.
Auction #206 has more Cuban baseball cards, designated by SGC with “The Richard Merkin” pedigree. Some of these include: 1910 Punch Sam Crawford, Joe Casey, George Moriarty, Bris Lord, Ricardo Hernadez, Quico Marinat, Emilio Palomino and Carlos Roggers; 1923-24 Billiken John Henry Lloyd, Oliver Marcelle, Clint Thomas, Frank Warfield and Nip Winters; 1923-24 Tomas Gutierrez Oscar Charleston, Andy Cooper, Frank Duncan, Mack Eggleston; 1924-25 Aguiltas Jose Mendez, Dobie Moore and Eustaguio Pedroso. The company is also offering a 1931 Doble Aquila #191 Concordia vs. York card featuring Martin Dihigo.
Autographed items authenticated by JSA/PSA include: a Ty Cobb signed check display, a Babe Ruth signed check, a Cy Young signed photo additionally signed by eleven Cy Young Award winners, a ball signed by 23 New York Yankees including Mickey Mantle, Reggie Jackson and Whitey Ford, and a selection of signed items featuring other Hall Of Fame members such as Dizzy Dean, Joe DiMaggio, Casey Stengel, Duke Snider, Don Drysdale, Johnny Mize, Brooks Robinson, Monte Irvin, Roger Maris and an impressive team photo of the 1969 World Champion New York Mets team that has been signed by 30 members of the team.
Other stand-out items include: a 1915 Breakers Hotel Black baseball team photo featuring National Baseball HOF members: John Henry “Pop” Lloyd, Louis Santop, Joe “Smokey” Williams and Pete Hill; an Indianapolis ABC’s Negro League team photo with Oscar Charleston; a 1925 St. Louis Stars Negro League team real photo postcard with Willie Wells; a 1934 Pittsburgh Crawfords team photo with Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige and Oscar Charleston; a 1937 Ciudad Trujillo team photo with Cool Papa Bell, Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige; a 1940 Union Laguna Mexican League team real photo postcard with Cool Papa Bell and Hilton Smith; Roy Campanella Baltimore Elite Giants news service photo; a 1954 Roberto Clemente Santurce Crabbers early and historic news service photo; Olson’s Cherokee Indian Baseball Club with Maud Nelson rare framed poster; a publicity photo of Brooklyn and Pittsburgh Federal League teams carrying an American flag; Babe Ruth composition carnival prize figure; a Babe Ruth All America Athletic Underwear box; a rare Dizzy Dean pocket watch; a very rare 1934 American League Demaree die-cuts Dietz Gum Baseball Diamond premium game board; original Willard Mullin Brooklyn Bum and Cleveland Indian art; Joe Di Maggio boxed baseball shoes; a 1949 Independence Yankees souvenir book featuring a young Mickey Mantle; a Roger Maris – Mickey Mantle baseball theme radio and so much more.
Contact Heather for a printed catalog at 866-404-9800 ext.1612. The auction is now online at www.hakes.com and closes July 17-19. Bidding can be done online or via phone at 866-404-9800.