New York Yankees memorabilia led the way as Huggins and Scott wrapped up its April catalog auction.
From wedding memorabilia to baseball cards, virtually anything related to the most famous Yankee names attracts a crowd.
Huggins & Scott’s latest sports memorabilia auction offered proof once again that there is still more demand than supply for baseball memorabilia and pinstripes.
Perhaps the most unique piece was a chalice from the wedding of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe, which sold for $14,000. With the 15% buyer’s premium added, the realized price was $16,100.
A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, graded PSA 4, sold for $14,950. A single-signed and personalized Babe Ruth baseball brought $10,925 while a black and white Lou Gehrig signed photo (7×9) reached $8050.
The company prides itself on having a wide variety of items accessible to collectors without huge budgets and most of the items in the sale were within the reach of average Joes, but a handful of pieces saw high four and five figure bidding. A 351-card 1972 Topps football card set that had been rated third best on the PSA Set Registry led the way with a realized price of $16,100.
Other top items included a 1912 Boston Garter Fred Clarke ($9775), a 1974 Topps Mike Schmidt graded PSA 10 ($9775), a lot of 92 T206 cards including 14 Hall of Famers, all graded PSA 4 ($8050), a 1929 Chick Hafey St. Louis Cardinals jersey ($7475), a framed Yankees scorecard from 1941, signed by Gehrig ($7475) and a pair of vintage hockey cards–a 1911 C55 Imperial Tobacco Cyclone Taylor PSA 7 and a C57 Lester Patrick PSA 7 ($8625 each).
Vintage wax boxes again drew interest including a 1972 Topps foootball third series box ($5750) and a 1968 Topps football box ($5175).
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