Huggins & Scott has opened its second ‘Masterpiece Auction’ of 2012 with a pair of rare Ty Cobb cards and a scarce Sherry ‘Magie’ error card from the fabled T206 set among the hundreds of items up for auction.
In addition to the Magie error, vintage card collectors are seeing an abundance of 19th century and early 20th century rarities including professionally graded and raw examples of cards from a variety of designations, including a D304 Brunner’s Bread Ty Cobb (current bid $4,250); an attractive T227 Honest Long Cut Cobb; and a variety of tobacco and candy cards from the turn of the century. There are numerous complete and near sets from 1910-present. Several post-war card highlights include complete sets from the 1940s to present with many high-grade stars; and numerous “shoebox” collections (always a crowd favorite).
Memorabilia in this auction include a variety of items from former Detroit Tigers third baseman Don Wert, including a game-used uniform, game-used bats from All Star and World Series games, team-signed baseballs and more. There is also a game-worn Hank Aaron jersey from his final days as a big leaguer with the Milwaukee Brewers that’s already attracting attention.
Former 2002-03 Syracuse national championship team captain Kueth Duany’s collection is on the block includng three pieces from the championship net, his game-used uniforms, 1000-point commemorative ball, Final Four Watch and more.
There’s a Mickey Mantle bat given to former pitcher Bob Cerv with a letter from Cerv (current bid $3,000); a scarce 1929 George “High Pockets” Kelly game-used and signed bat (PSA/DNA 8.5); one of the exceptionally rare 1888 Galaxy of The National League Hastings Prints; and a 1904 Providence Grays Team Composite Photograph with 11 future Major League players pictured.
There are a large number of autographed lots including baseballs, bats, lithographs, photographs and others consigned by collectors from all across the country. Highlights include a Roberto Clemente signed 1968 Topps Game insert card; a Rocky Marciano single-signed baseball, a run of 36 single-signed 1996 World Series baseballs, each signed by a member of the World Champion New York Yankees with Jeter, Steinbrenner and more; a Thomas Edison signed index card, graded a Perfect 10 by BGS; and many more.
Political and Americana items include a pair of high-heeled shoes worn by Marilyn Monroe; a major collection of US coins, a comprehensive collection of National Geographics from 1890-present; a rare Neil Armstrong signed Life Magazine from 1969; documents with signatures of Millard Fillmore and Daniel Webster; FDR, Harry Truman, James Garfield, Ulysses S. Grant and more. For a catalog or to register and bid, visit hugginsandscott.com.