A 1931 New York Yankees team-signed ball with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, hundreds of vintage sports card sets and lots along with numerous unopened wax, cello and rack pack boxes from the past are among the highlights in Wheatland Auction Services’ new online catalog.
Bidding has opened in the auction, which includes over 700 lots and will continue through March 5.
The 1931 Yankees ball is the only one authenticated by JSA that has both Ruth and Gehrig on the sweet spot. The ball has 27 signatures including Bill Dickey, Red Ruffing, Tony Lazzeri, Joe Sewell and other members of the team that holds the modern era record for runs scored in a season with 1,067. The ball carries a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-$30,000.
Collectors of vintage unopened material know how difficult it is to find a 1971-72 Topps basketball box but there is one in this auction. The 12-pack box could fetch $8,000-$14,000. There are also 1976, 1981 and 1984 Topps football boxes, multiple packs of 1970 Topps football cellos, 1976 Topps football racks and early 1980s baseball wax and cello boxes and rack packs.
Collectors of vintage complete sets will find several including two 1970-71 Topps basketball, three 1976 Topps football, a 1973 Topps football, 1970 Topps Super baseball and football as well as numerous partial sets from the post-War era.
The auction includes several “bulk buys” featuring thousands of cards from specific sets in the 1960s and 70s, many including stars, short prints, high numbers and special cards with some in high-grade.
Modern era collectors will find certified autograph and high value relic cards from across all four major sports.
Beyond the ’31 Yankees ball, memorabilia collectors will have chance to bid on older World Series programs, vintage pennants and autographed memorabilia.
To see the entire online catalog and register to bid, visit the company’s website.