Huggins and Scott’s upcoming June 1-2, 2011 auction will offer more than 900 consigned lots of vintage and modern sports cards and memorabilia in a two-week auction being conducted by phone and Internet. Bidding began on Wednesday May 18.
The auction begins with a pair of vintage signed baseballs featuring three of the game’s greatest legends. A dual-autographed Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig ball and another single-signed ball–this one autographed by Ty Cobb. Both have been authenticated by PSA/DNA.
In fact, the auction is heavy list of unique, rare and vintage autographed memorabilia. There is a ball dating from 1928 and signed by Ruth, Gehrig, Jacob Ruppert and Rogers Hornsby, a Thurman Munson single-signed Baseball (Huggins and Scott sold what is likely the last ball ever signed by Munson in its last auction), a Perez-Steele Great Moments complete set with 70 autographed and encapsulated by PSA/DNA and a John F. Kennedy signed 1954 correspondence on U.S. Senate letterhead. All autographs have been examined and authenticated by either James Spence Authentications or PSA.
Other rare artifacts in this auction include a selection of authenticated game-used items including bats of Roger Maris, Ken Griffey Jr., Don Mattingly, Joey Votto, Hanley Ramirez, and more. There are also game-used uniforms including a 1947-49 Phil Masi Boston Braves, a 1983 Ken Singleton Orioles and a 1998 Bernie Williams Yankees World Series uniform.
As with most Huggins and Scott auctions, there are a large number of vintage cards from all sports, as well as a collection of newer, modern insert/relic cards with complete autographed sets and a variety of other 1 of 1 cards and parallels including a 2008 Upper Deck Goudey Babe Ruth Cut Autograph Card 1 of 1, a complete 1999 Sports Illustrated Baseball Greats of the Game 80-card autographed set and many more.
A varied collection of vintage graded cards is highlighted by a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie PSA 3, 1952 Topps #407 Eddie Mathews Rookie PSA 3, a T206 Tris Speaker with a Broad Leaf back PSA 4, a large selection of “E” caramel cards including an E97 Cy Young SGC 40, E98 Wagner SGC 20, E90-1 Cobb SGC 40, E210 York Cobb SGC 60 and a complete E120 set broken down into team sets with Ruth, Cobb, Johnson and more.
To learn more about the upcoming auction, visit the company’s website or call (866) 462-2273.