An early Boston Red Sox jersey and 1927 signed Yankees photo topped SCP Auctions first sale of 2009.
Two high profile items didn’t meet their reserves, but there were still enough items in SCP Auctions’ first sale of 2009 to generate $1.75 million in sales.
Highlighting the auction were several new pieces of pre-War baseball memorabilia including Harry Hooper’s 1916-18 Boston Red Sox Road Jersey bringing $58,461. Another fresh piece making its way to the auction block was a 1927 New York Yankees Team Signed Photo autographed by 47 members of the historic franchise. Graded PSA MINT 9, it sold for $94,153.
An SGC 96-graded 1934 Goudey Nap Lajoie did not meet its reserve, despite bids reaching over $100,000. The same held true for a 1955 New York Yankees Mickey Mantle jersey, which stopped at over $88,000.
Among the items that were sold: 1912 T212 Hassan Triple Folder "Ty Cobb Steals Third" Signed – PSA/DNA MINT 9 sold for $17,301, 1936 – 1939 Mel Ott Game Used Bat PSA/DNA GU 7 brought $25,064, a 50 Greatest NBA Autographed Display sold for $29,000, a 1958-62 Hartland Statues Complete Set With 14 Boxes and 15 Tags brought $15,562 and a 1996 New York Yankees Full Size World Series Trophy realized $15,562.
Tobacco cards were well represented throughout the sale with highlights including; 1909-11 T206 Bill O’Hara (St. Louis) EX-MT PSA 6 (MC) bringing $6,063, while 1909-11 T206 Eddie Plank PSA Authentic, 1909-11 T206 Ray Demitt (St. Louis) PSA NM 7 and 1909-11 T206 Sherry Magie Error PSA GOOD+ 2.5 brought $18,831, $29,563 and $15,036 respectively. Additional pre-War card highlights included; c. 1908-09 Joe Jackson Postcard sold for $17,569, 1914 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb PSA NM-MT 8 brought $59,100, 1916 M101-5 Sporting News #176 Jim Thorpe (Blank Back) PSA NM 7 reached $23,385 and a 1933 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie PSA EX 5 brought $28,297.
Post war cards were highly contested in the sale including 1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson PSA 6 EX-MT (1 of 1) reaching $7,605, a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA VG-EX+ 4.5 realized $15,036, a 1958 Topps #485 Ted Williams All-Star PSA GEM MINT 10 (1 of 1) brought $6,225 a 1967 Topps Disc Proof Mickey Mantle 1b PSA Authentic sold for $10,740, a 1952 Topps Baseball Complete Set of 407 Plus All 80 Black Back Variations – 487 Cards Total brought $30,328 while a 1957 Topps Baseball High Grade Complete Set of 407 Plus Extras realized $25,064.
"Our collectors can’t be stopped," said SCP president and CEO David Kohler. "Their passion for high quality sports cards and memorabilia will not be denied, even in tougher economic times like these. I think it’s a wonderful testament to the dedication and passion of collectors who continue to pursue their collecting dreams. We’re very pleased with the results of the auction and the continued influx of new bidders in our sales."
Other notable items from the sale include
- 1971 Topps Greatest Moments PSA Graded Complete Set of 55 – $5,511
- Framed 1954 Tour of Japan Original Photo & Signed Sheet of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe – $5,316
- Vintage 1950’S Mickey Mantle / Casey Stengel Dual Signed Baseball – $6,062
- 1927 World Champion New York Yankees and Others Signed Ball w/ Ruth, Gehrig, Huggins, Shocker, Alexander and Frisch – $12,134
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