SCP Auctions kicked off its new Finest auction series Wednesday, with 67 high-end lots of valuable sports cards and memorabilia. It’s a relatively quick turnaround in the auction realm with bidding set to run for ten days—through Saturday, Feb. 4.
Among the card lots is the 17th ranked T206 set on the PSA Set Registry that is expected to sell for at least $350,000.
Single card headliners include a 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig graded SGC Mint 9, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle graded PSA EX 5 and one of only a few known autographed 1934 Goudey Gehrig cards.
Also offered is the most sought-after miscut card in the hobby, a 1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson with part of the #311 Mickey Mantle clearly visible.
Memorabilia on the block will include the 1941 Heisman Memorial Trophy presented to Univ. of Minnesota halfback Bruce Smith just two days after the tragic bombing of Pearl Harbor that’s expected to bring $400,000 or more.
Ted Williams’ 1947 Triple Crown Trophy and USA Hockey star player Steve Christoff’s gold medal from the 1980 “Miracle On Ice” team are also being offered.
John McGraw’s 1913-14 World Tour game used uniform leads off the game-worn section of the catalog, carrying a pre-sale estimate of $300,000+.
Also up for sale are the first LeBron James Lakers number 6 jersey, worn on opening night of the 2021-22 season, two Aaron Judge jerseys from his 2022 record-breaking 62 home run season, Jim “Catfish” Hunter’s 1977 game used and photo-matched Yankees home jersey, and the uniform Alex Rodriguez wore when he hit his 600th career home run.
Game-used bats on the block include a signed Yogi Berra model from the 1960 All Star Game bat (PSA/DNA GU 10), a Mickey Mantle 1964 All Star Game bat (PSA/DNA GU 9), Lefty Grove’s 1931 World Series bat (PSA/DNA GU 9), and the club A-Rod used to smack his 493rd career home run to tie Lou Gehrig on the all-time list.
There are single-signed baseballs from Babe Ruth, Cy Young, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, and Connie Mack, historic PSA/DNA Type 1 original photographs including two 1920 Babe Ruth Yankees debut season images by Paul Thompson, a 1940s George Mikan autographed photo that mirrors his 1948 Bowman rookie card, and one from Sandy Koufax’s rookie season.
There is also a variety of championship jewelry. Pelé’s 1978 New York Cosmos ring (the only ring with his name on the shank), Bill Russell’s NBA 50 Greatest Players ring, Samaki Walker’s 2002 Los Angeles Lakers championship ring, Jim “Catfish” Hunter’s 1987 Baseball Hall of Fame ring, a 2006 Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLI player’s ring, Lenny Wilkens’ 1998 Basketball Hall of Fame coach’s ring, and Rubén Sierra’s 1996 New York Yankees World Series ring.
The February Finest auction takes place on the company’s website.