A Stan Musial signed, game-used bat, unopened boxes and cases dating back to the 1970s and high-grade complete sets are among the top items in Collect Auctions’ newest catalog. The auction is underway now.
Among the top vintage wax is the holy grail of modern basketball boxes. A 1986-87 Fleer 36-count box being offered has already soared past $20,000 in early bidding. Collectors who prefer their wax a little more vintage have the chance to land a 1972-73 Topps Basketball wax box, 1978 Topps Baseball wax box, 1979 Topps Baseball cello box, 1987-88 Fleer Basketball wax box, 1973 Topps Baseball Series 4 wax box, 1974 Topps Football wax box, 1975 Topps Baseball cello box, 1976 and ‘77 Topps Baseball vending boxes, 1986 Topps Football rack box and dozens of other unopened product.
Unopened cases in the auction includ 1982 Donruss Baseball unopened rack and wax, 1983-85 Topps Baseball unopened vending, 1985 Topps Baseball unopened vending , 1986 Donruss Baseball wax, 1989 Upper Deck Baseball high-number wax and 1990 Leaf Baseball Series 1 wax.
Among the popular sets on the block are a 1965 Topps Baseball complete set with PSA 7 examples of Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron, along with a high-grade complete set run of Fleer Basketball from 1986-89 with the coveted 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan graded PSA 8.5. Collect Auctions will also offer high-grade complete Topps sets from 1960 and 1964-69, many with PSA-graded stars among the collective sets at PSA 7 and PSA 8 levels.
Autographed near and complete sets have long been a staple of Collect Auctions. The summer auction includes several including:
- 1957 Topps Baseball signed near set (327) with 25 HOFers
- 1958 Topps Baseball signed starter set (350) with 19 HOFers
- 1962 Topps Baseball signed starter set (280)
- 1979 Topps Baseball signed near complete set
- 1980 Baseball Immortals signed near set (55, all PSA/DNA slabbed)
- 1983 Donruss Baseball signed complete set
- 1989 Topps Baseball signed complete set
- 1990 Score Football signed near set.
The autographed material is highlighted by a Roberto Clemente signed 1964 Topps Giant card, Jackie Robinson signed 8-by-10, Derek Jeter single-signed ball with the “Captain” inscription and Ty Cobb, Frank Baker, Mickey Cochrane, Dizzy Dean multi-signed baseball (eight signatures in all).
Also look for a Thurman Munson signed 3-by-5 index card (PSA/DNA), Ted Williams game-used, signed Amyx Mfg. Co. bat from his time in the military and Ty Cobb and Satchel Paige single-signed baseballs.
There will also be a Nile Kinnick signed album page, 1953 N.Y. Yankees team-signed ball (26 signatures) and Hall of Famer-signed Cooperstown bat featuring 63 signatures, including Mantle and Ted Williams. A non-sport beauty is a Mercury 7 crew-signed 8-by-10 photo autographed by John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton (PSA/DNA).
Bidding continues through August 6.
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