Over 1200 lots will be on the block, including more Casey Stengel memorabilia and a large group of pre-War cards plus the Barry Bonds home run ball that tied Hank Aaron’s record.
Sotheby’s/SCP Auctions will launch its latest catalog sale next week.
Among the items will be another large selection of material from the Allan Schwartz Collection that will include 19th Century sets and singles, pre and post- War football sets and singles and early sports antiquities.
Specifics include a 1887 N184 W. S. Kimball “Champion of Games and Sports” Complete Set of 50 plus 9 Variations, 1909-11 T206 Eddie Plank PSA 2, 1912 T215 Pirate Cigarettes Joe Lake PSA 6 (Highest Graded), and a 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays Rookie PSA 9.
The vastness of the Allan Schwartz collection is such that Sotheby’s/SCP Auctions will be offering a third portion in December, 2007.
Other "second round" offerings are included from the Collection of Robert Feinberg including prominent card sets and singles such as a 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (Green Portrait) PSA 7, 1909-11 T206 Bill O’Hara (St. Louis) PSA 4, 1909-11 T206 Ray Demmitt (St. Louis) PSA 4, 1909-11 T206 Addie Joss (Portrait) PSA 8, 1909-11 T206 Folly White (Houston) PSA 9 (1 of 1), 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (Bat Off Shoulder) PSA 7, 1910-11 M116 Sporting Life Ty Cobb PSA 8, 1910-11 M116 Sporting Life Honus Wagner PSA 8, and a 1913 T200 Fatima Team Card Cleaveland Indians w/ Joe Jackson PSA 7 (2nd Highest Graded) among others.
More high-grade T206s will be presented from last year’s “New York City Find” including Hall of Famers and rarities. SCP will also offer more items from the estate of Casey Stengel including a Yankees cap, high-grade team balls and significant awards and presentation pieces.
The 1200-plus lot sale will showcase cards from nearly every vintage baseball issue, including 19th Century, early tobacco cards, Goudeys, Play Balls, early Topps, and early Bowmans in the form of Sets, Singles, and Group Lots.
More Pre & Post-War Card Highlights Include:
- 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Graded Complete Set of 50
- 1888-89 N173 Cap Anson Old Judge Cabinet
- 1909-11 T206 Lot of 370 different Including 65 Hall of Famers
- 1911 T205 Gold Border hoard of over 400 cards Incl. 65 Hofers
- 1916 M101-5 Herpolsheimer’s Joe Jackson PSA 6 EX-MT
- Rare 1921 Frederick Foto Babe Ruth SGC 30 (Highest Graded)
- 1915 Cracker Jack #57 Walter Johnson PSA 9 MINT (1 of 4)
- 1928 F50 Yeungling’s Ice Cream #26 Lou Gehrig PSA 7 NM
- High-Grade 1949 Bowman Baseball Complete Set (240) Plus 11 variations
- 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie PSA 6 EX-MT
The sale will also include the baseball hit by Barry Bonds to tie Hank Aaron’s home run record. The solo shot careened off the facing of the second deck in San Diego’s Petco Park and into the hands of Adam Hughes of La Jolla, Ca. The historic ball was pre-marked for identification in anticipation of the event. Hughes was immediately escorted by security into an office within the stadium where the ball was immediately tagged with a hologram, and authenticated by Major League Baseball officials.
More Memorabilia Highlights Include:
- 1905 Ty Cobb Signed Cabinet Photo – Earliest Known Signed Cobb Image
- 1907 World Series Program (Chicago vs. Detroit)
- 1934 US Tour of Japan Team Signed Baseball
- Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball – PSA/DNA Graded 7.5 NM+
- Lou Gehrig Single Signed American League (Harridge) Baseball
- 1927 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball
- Joe DiMaggio c. 1947-48 H&B Professional Model Bat
- 1950’s Ted Williams H&B Professional Model Bat
- Late 1950’s Duke Snider H&B Professional Model Bat
- Elston Howard’s 1962 World Champion New Yankees Rolex Wristwatch
- 1961-63 Roberto Clemente H&B Professional Model Bat (PSA/DNA GU7)
- 1964 Harmon Killebrew Sultan of Swat Award
- 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series Full-Size Trophy (Pirates vs. Orioles)
- Elgin Baylor’s Retired #13 Jersey that hung in the Great Western Forum
- 1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers Championship Banner
Other noteworthy collections in the sale include the personal collection of All-Star catcher Del Crandall, including items commemorating his 1957 championship season with the Milwaukee Braves, multiple All-Star appearances, and his coaching career.
Also featured will be an archive of handwritten letters from Ted Williams during his first years in professional baseball, offering unique insight into the early development of a baseball legend.