Sports Collectors Daily

Sterling Sports Opens October Auction

A Mickey Mantle rookie card, some pre-War rarities and hundreds of low cost lots are among the pages of Sterling Sports Auctions’ latest online catalog.

There are 460 lots in the sale including sports and non-sports cards, autographs and other items.

The auction is highlighted by a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card graded SGC 35.  There’s also a 1973 Mike Schmidt rookie rated 88 by SGC.

Complete and near complete sets of 1948 Bowman and 1955 Bowman and 1956, 68, 70 and 71 Topps baseball are also on the block.  The 1948 Bowman set is missing only one card.  There’s also a near set of 1964 Moringa Standups from Japan that includes a card of Sadaharu Oh.

Pre-War collectors will find numerous T206 cards including several with rare backs such as Broad Leaf, Tolstoi and Hindu.  There are 1888 Scrap’s Tobacco die-cuts, a 1930 Ray-o-Print Babe Ruth and locally issued postcards featuring the 1905 Philadelphia A’s, 1906 Chicago Cubs and 1907 Chicago White Sox.

For modern era collectors, there are rookie cards of Frank Robinson, Steve Carlton, Nolan Ryan, Johnny Bench, Paul Hornung, George Halas, Jerry Rice, Bob Cousy and others as well as 1982, 1985 and 1987 Topps football unopened wax boxes.

The auction ends October 13 with initial bids required by 8 PM at