Mastro Auctions has unveiled the contents of its February Classic Collector Auction catalog.
Over 1,300 lots in the February Mastro Classic Collector auction will open with a minimum bid of $100. Bidding, conducted entirely over the internet, will begin on February 11 and conclude on February 28.
Highlights from the upcoming auction of sports memorabilia and card auctions:
SINGLE SIGNED VINTAGE BASEBALLS
Tris Speaker Single Signed and Inscribed Ball – Dated 1955
This OAL (Harridge) ball features the notation "May 1, 1955 Boston at Cleveland." On the opposing panel is the Tris Speaker signature.
Babe Ruth Single Signed Ball
Roberto Clemente Signed Ball
MULTIPLE SIGNED VINTAGE BASEBALLS
1935 New York Yankees Team Signed Vintage Baseball (24 Signatures) Including Ruth and Gehrig
The autographs placed on this baseball distill to the Yankees of about 1935. The medium is an OAL (Harridge) though the stampings are thoroughly faded. The ball features the signings of Babe Ruth ("4," sweet spot) and Blondy Ryan. Ruth was released in February of 1935 and Ryan arrived in August of that year.
Circa 1927 Babe Ruth and Umpire Bill Dineen Multi Signed Ball
In 1927, Babe Ruth and umpire Bill Dineen penned this OAL (Johnson or Barnard) baseball, which is mildly toned. The Ruth autograph is embellished with quotation marks on "Babe," a practice that he abandoned about 1928.
1961 New York Yankees World Champions Team Signed Ball (26 Signatures) Including Mantle and Maris
There are 26 different autographs on the surface of this OAL (Cronin) baseball.
1936 A.L. and N.L. All-Stars Multi Signed Ball (21 Signatures) Including Gehrig, Dean and Foxx
Reach Official vintage signed baseball was signed by twenty-one 1936 A.L. and N.L. All-Stars.
2005 Chicago White Sox World Champions Team Signed Balls (72 Balls, Each With 26 Sigs.)
A Complete Case of Six Dozen Official W.S. Balls.
Multi Signed Vintage Baseball – Including Ruth, Cobb, Williams and Young
The medium appears to be a pre-1933 Official National League ball. It features high-profile baseball autographs. There are 19 or 20 total signatures on the surface, but only about half of them can be conclusively identified. For the most part, these signatures are about "2-3" in strength. Autographs on this ball include Ty Cobb, Earle Combs, Connie Mack, Rabbit Maranville, Babe Ruth, George Sisler, Enos Slaughter, Casey Stengel, Ted Williams, and Cy Young.
VINTAGE BASEBALL STAR CARDS
1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle – PSA NM 7
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays – PSA EX-MT 6
1933 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth – PSA EX 5
1952 Bowman #196 Stan Musial – PSA NM-MT 8
1917-20 M101-6 Sporting News/Felix Mendelsohn Babe Ruth, Yankees – SGC 30 GD 2
The M101-6 set was issued by The Sporting News over a period of several years (approximately 1916 through 1920). This vintage Babe Ruth baseball card is significant not just as the key component of the set, but also as the first card to feature Ruth as a member of the New York Yankees. Earlier versions of this card identify the Babe as a member of the Red Sox.
1909-11 T206 White Border Fred "Nodgrass" Error Card – SGC 30 GD 2
This legendary rarity, the likely result of a quickly resolved break or obstruction in a printing plate, is absent from many of the hobby’s most advanced T206 collections.
1916 D350-1 Standard Biscuit #87 Joe Jackson – GAI GD 2
The M101-4/5 Sporting News baseball cards were also issued by a variety of other companies who placed their respective advertisements on the backs of the cards. One of these other issuers was a West Coast regional firm, the Standard Biscuit Company of San Francisco; the Standard Biscuit cards were given their own American Card Catalog number, D350-1.
1915 Cracker Jack #33 Amos Strunk – SGC 88 NM/MT 8
1933 R306 Butter Cream Mickey Cochrane – SGC 60 EX 5
1966 Topps #510 Hoyt Wilhelm – PSA GEM MT 10 "1 of 2"
1934 Goudey #76 Hal Trosky – SGC 88 NM/MT 8
1909-11 T206 White Border Walter Johnson, Portrait – PSA EX 5
1910-12 Spaulding & Merrick "Plow Boy Tobacco" Johnny Kling – SGC 30 GD 2
BASEBALL CARDS SETS, NEAR SETS, PARTIAL SETS
1934 R309-1 Goudey Premiums Near Set (3/4) Plus the Original Envelopes
In a creative and ambitious 1934 promotion, Goudey Gum Company offered a selection of four delectable premiums that were available only by mail in exchange for Goudey baseball wrappers. Presented is a near set of three of the four classic, premiums, which features team cards of the American and National League All-Star teams for 1933 (with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig) and a full-length, "action" pose of Ruth.
1955 Topps Complete Set (206) Including #210 Duke Snider Signed Card
Twelve cards have been graded by SGC. Includes: Graded Cards – Graded SGC 84 NM 7: 1 card; SGC 80 EX/NM 6: 1 card; SGC 60 EX 5: 4 cards; SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 4 cards; and SGC 40 VG 3: 2 cards.
1964 Topps Complete Set (587)
In total, 26 examples have been graded by SGC. Includes: Graded Cards – Graded SGC 96 MINT 9: 7 cards; SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5: 5 cards; SGC 88 NM/MT 8: 3 cards; SGC 86 NM+ 7.5: 1 card; SGC 84 NM 7: 3 cards; SGC 80 EX/NM 6: 2 cards; SGC 60 EX 5: 2 cards; and SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 3 cards.
BASEBALL GAME USED MEMORABILIA
Roger Maris 1960-1966 New York Yankees Game Worn Cap
Roger Maris wore this New York Yankees cap during his tenure (1960-1966) with the game’s most dominant franchise. This blue wool head wear features "NY" embroidered to the front center in white. Lined with green canvas-like material, the bill’s underside is home to a vintage black marker inscription of Maris’ since-retired number "9."
David Ortiz 2007 Boston Red Sox Game Worn Home Jersey
Joe DiMaggio 1968 Oakland A’s Game Worn Coach’s Road Jersey
Walter Johnson 1925 News Service Photograph
The on-the-mound sensation is captured in his familiar Washington Senators uniform as he follows through on a toss. The 6-1/2" x 8-1/2" photo presents minimally at the EX condition. The reverse carries a Pacific & Atlantic Photos stamping.
Tony Lazzeri 1927 News Service Photograph
This 6-1/2" x 8" news service photo pictures a youthful "Poosh ‘Em Up Tony" following through on a toss. The Italian slugger is captured in his familiar Yankees pinstripes and the black-and-white image retains about EX condition. An "Underwood & Underwood" stamp and handwritten editorial notation ("New York Yankees – Tony Lazzeri – Second Base – 1927") appears on the reverse.
Babe Ruth 1935 Boston Braves Photographs Archive (30)
Black-and-white and sepia-toned original news service and wire photographs all hail from Ruth’s 1935 return to Beantown. Ranging in dimensions from 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" to 8" to 8" x 10", most of the photos bear news service stampings and adhered captions on the reverse.
RARE SPORTS AUTOGRAPHS – INCLUDING CARDS, PHOTOS & PROGRAMS
Alexander Cartwright 1876 Signed Payment Voucher
Dated "Feb. 22 1876," the 7-1/2" x 4-1/4" document portion references an $825 disbursement made to one "Mr. Paiko" to complete a cattle-business transaction. The item has been endorsed,"A Cartwright," in the capacity of "Atty in fact.”
1941 Play Ball #71 Joe DiMaggio Signed Card – PSA/DNA MINT 9
The legend has signed his name across the obverse of this Art Deco-styled collectible.
Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron 1958 Topps #418 "World Series Batting Foes" Dual-Signed Card – PSA/DNA Authenticated
Hugh Duffy Signed Photograph
Presented is a small black-and-white photo, which shows the Hall of Famer in a Chicago White Sox uniform, but was autographed during his tenure in Boston.
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers N.L. Champions Team Signed World Series Program (35 Autographs)
In the second of seven October clashes (in 16 seasons) with their cross-borough rivals from the Bronx, the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers came ever-so-close to the first world title in franchise annals—before a bullpen meltdown allowed the Yankees to secure a 5-2 come-from-behind win in Game 7. Offered here is a vivid reminder of that Flatbush installment—a 1947 World Series program signed by 34 members of the National League representative. The program features black-and-white likenesses and brief biographical entries of the series principals. The "Bums" have each signed on the appropriate image.
Babe Ruth 1948 Signed and Personalized Photograph
A noticeably frail Babe Ruth enjoys the company of friends in this 8" x 10" black-and-white signed photograph. Though throat cancer was draining him of life, the Bambino refused to deny himself his pleasures—as is evident by the lit stogie in his right hand. The New York Yankees icon used black fountain pen to script "To My Pal / Emory Perry / From Babe Ruth / 5-4-48" near the upper right border of the image. The reverse bears a black credit stamping from Dickinson Photo Service.
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers Team Signed Yearbook (28 Signatures) Including Robinson and Campanella
1955 Boston Sports Lodge Awards Signed Dinner Program (27 Signatures) Including Young, Speaker, Baker and Clarke
Willie Mays 1951 Bowman #305 Signed Rookie Card – PSA/DNA-Authenticated
Jimmie Foxx 1950 W576 Callahan Hall of Fame Signed Card – PSA/DNA-Authenticated
1953 All-Star Multi Signed Program (20 Signatures) Including Mantle and Williams
MISCELLANEOUS BASEBALL MEMORABILIA
Don Larsen 1956 World Series Game 5 "Perfect Game" Vintage Scored Program
1958-1962 Hartland Statues Collection (9)
Rare 1930s Babe Ruth Carnival Prize Figure
Rare 1910 Schmelzer’s Sporting Goods Pinback – Hank Gowdy, Boston – PSA NM-MT 8
1911 World Series Program – Philadelphia Athletics at New York Giants
1948 "Babe Ruth Day" Stadium Pin with Hanger
1939 All-Star Game Program at Yankee Stadium
1913 Philadelphia Athletics World Series Program
Babe Ruth – Three Strands of Hair
The hair was removed from the sterling silver hairbrush, engraved "GHR," and sold at auction in 2007 as part of a collection of Ruth’s personal toiletry items. LOA from foremost celebrity-hair authenticator John Reznikoff.
1917 University of Illinois Panorama – George Halas’ Last Game
During WWI, burgeoning military facilities quickly developed across America. One was Camp Funston, which appended the huge installation, Fort Riley near Manhattan, Kansas. In 1917, Camp Funston fielded a football team from among its thousands of training troops. And on Thanksgiving Day that year, the gridiron eleven from the University of Illinois traveled to play those soldiers. In the course of that meeting, this panorama was created.
Rare Football Cards:
1951 Bowman #6 Tom Fears – SGC 96 MINT 9 "1 of 1"
Super Bowl tickets
1967-2007 Super Bowl I Through XL Tickets Complete Run (41) – All PSA-Holdered
The novelty of the upstart AFL doing battle with the NFL for annual bragging rights has since become far and away the most anticipated and lucrative endeavor in the sporting world. This group of old Super Bowl tickets includes:
FULL TICKETS (23): PSA MINT 9: 2 tickets w/Super Bowl XXXVI and Super Bowl XL; PSA NM-MT 8: 12 tickets w/Super Bowl XIV, Super Bowl XXIV, Super Bowl XXVII, Super Bowl XXXI, Super Bowl XXXII, Super Bowl XXXIII, Super Bowl XXXIV, Super Bowl XXXV, Super Bowl XXXVII, Super Bowl XXXVIII, Super Bowl XXXIX and Super Bowl XLI; PSA NM 7: 5 tickets w/Super Bowl IX, Super Bowl XV, Super Bowl XVII, Super Bowl XXVI and Super Bowl XXX; PSA EX-MT 6: 2 tickets w/Super Bowl XXVIII and Super Bowl XXIX; PSA EX 5: Super Bowl IV; and PSA Authentic: Super Bowl VIII.
SUPER BOWL TICKET STUBS (18) – PSA NM-MT 8: 1 ticket, Super Bowl XVIII; PSA EX-MT 6: 7 tickets w/Super Bowl XI, Super Bowl XVI, Super Bowl XIX, Super Bowl XX, Super Bowl XXII, Super Bowl XXIII and Super Bowl XXV; PSA EX 5: 3 tickets w/Super Bowl XII, Super Bowl XIII and Super Bowl XXI;
PSA VG-EX 4: 2 tickets w/Super Bowl II and Super Bowl V; PSA Authentic: 5 tickets w/Super Bowl I, Super Bowl III, Super Bowl XI, Super Bowl VII and Super Bowl X.
1962 New York Giants Team Signed Football (40 Signatures) – NFL Championship Year
1954 Ohio State Buckeyes National Champions Team Signed Football (54 Signatures) Including Coach Woody Hayes and HOFer Jim Parker
1984 Milwaukee Bucks Program – Michael Jordan’s First Game
This 124-page guide’s contents detail the home team and its principals, for the most part—although Jordan’s image appears in a "New faces to watch" article. The program features unmarked scoring grids and contains a gameday insert detailing that evening’s festivities, as well as two unmarked 1980 NBA All-Star Game ballots.
VINTAGE BASKETBALL CARDS
1961/62 Fleer #34 Bob Pettit – PSA MINT 9
1970/71 Hawthorne Milk Chicago Bulls Jerry Sloan
1961/62 Fleer #8 Wilt Chamberlain Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8
1910 E75 American Caramel "Prize Fighter Caramels" Complete Master Set (22)
This complete master set of E75 "Prize Fighter Caramels" was produced by American Caramel around 1910. In total, 3 cards have been graded by a third-party service. Includes: Attell/Ketchell Error (SGC Authentic), Ketchell/Attell Error (SGC Authentic) and Walcott (PSA VG 3).
Jack Dempsey 1919 Signed Willard-Dempsey Fight Ticket
1890s-1940s Boxing and Entertainment Photos Collection (201 Items) – Including Jim Corbett Signed Cabinet
VINTAGE HOCKEY CARDS
1912/13 C57 Hockey Series Graded Partial Set (31/50)
This partial set is from the highly desirable C57 hockey issue, which was produced for the 1912/13 season. Each of these black-and-white photo collectibles display a player’s image, with name and team designation, on the front and the back design features a "Hockey Series" title banner, card number and a short bio. This edition is by far the rarest of the three 1910-era hockey issues. Includes: Graded SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 2 cards; PSA VG 3: 1 card; SGC 40 VG 3: 7 cards; PSA GD 2: 2 cards; SGC 30 GD 2: 4 cards; SGC 20 FR 1.5: 4 cards; PSA 1 PR-FR 1: 3 cards; SGC 10 PR 1: 7 cards; SGC Authentic: 1 card, #47.
1960/61 Parkhurst #20 Gordie Howe – PSA MINT 9
1962/63 Parkhurst #31 Gordie Howe – PSA MINT 9