If those big bucks auctions have you feeling left out, Scott Russell of The Collector Connection is hoping he can provide a way to stay in the game.
The company’s Post War Cards VII Auction has opened with nearly 800 lots of sports cards and memorabilia on the block, all with no reserve prices and opening bids ranging from $1-$25.
“If you go to the trouble of finding a potential bargain in our auction, you have a chance of actually getting that bargain,” says Russell, a long-time collector and dealer who’s based in Pennsylvania.
Not everything comes with a small price, Russell says his auctions try to bridge the gap between avid collectors of high-grade vintage and those who like to dig through monster boxes full of modern era cards (there are several of those).
The current auction features a PSA 9 1976 Topps Walter Payton rookie card, a 1948 Leaf Babe Ruth (PSA 4), 1948 Leaf Joe DiMaggio, higher grade 1948 Bowman rookie cards of Warren Spahn and Stan Musial, a 1952 Topps Eddie Mathews high number, a 1953 Topps Jackie Robinson and Satchel Paige, several 1951 Topps Connie Mack All Stars, a Nolan Ryan rookie card, a big run of complete sets from the 1970s and up—many in binders– and pages of ungraded and graded single cards of Hall of Famers.
Beyond the Payton rookie card, there’s an extensive collection of football goodies including a PSA 8 1951 Bowman Tom Landry rookie, a PSA 9 1960 Topps Y.A. Tittle, a PSA 8 1972 Topps Roger Staubach rookie, a PSA 10 1972 Topps Carl Eller All-Pro card from the tough high number series, a PSA 2 1965 Topps Joe Namath rookie, a 1948 Leaf Sammy Baugh rookie (maroon jersey, PSA 7) and dozens of vintage Bowman and Topps Hall of Famers and stars, many of them graded.
Baseball collectors will see a large group of original Hartland baseball statues, World Series and Super Bowl programs, display pieces and other items.
Bidding is already underway and runs through March 14 at TheCollectorConnection.com.