Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LX will preview on Monday, May 18, 2015 and open for bidding on Saturday May 23, 2015. The auction closes on Friday June 12, 2015
I would like to welcome you to Masterpieces & Uncommon Commons LX. Perhaps, the most fun you can have in this hobby is finding rare, never seen before, one of a kind cards and memorabilia. You will find no fewer than 8 of these rare items in this catalog. Several items from the New Jersey company, Xograph, which printed the legendary Topps test issue, the 1968 Topps 3-D set, are included. Only a few thousand of these cards were printed and test marketed in Brooklyn. The exorbitant cost was the apparent factor when Topps decided to scrap this project. Some of the Xograph factory items are a 1968 3-D uncut sheet of 12 cards including Clemente and 2 unissued cards. Conceivably, the hobby's rarest football card, the 1968 3-D Bart Starr, which is the only known copy and has Xograph printed on the reverse side is also part of this historic find.
Another hobby "lone example" is the Holsum Bread Babe Ruth card presented in Lot #1. This is the only known example on the planet! The rookie cards of some of baseball's greatest players are also offered such as Joe Jackson, Willie Mays, Rogers Hornsby, Hank Aaron and Ed Mathews. A master set of E98 American Caramel cards showcased as individual lots and, in most cases, all 4 different color backgrounds are presented. The T206 enthusiast will discover printer's scraps, miscuts, blank backs, elusive ad backs and even Hall of Famers graded PSA 8. You won't want to miss the Tip Top Bread Honus Wagner, the E121 Babe Ruth, the Goodwin Champions John L. Sullivan in PSA 8 or the 1952 Topps Mantle. These are all collector dream cards!
As Memorial Day approaches, let's pause and remember those who gave their lives serving our great country.
We sincerely hope you have fun with the auction and good luck with your bids.
Miraculous 1920 Holsum Bread Babe Ruth (SGC 40/3) - The ONLY Known Copy in Existence!
1968 Topps 3-D #1 Roberto Clemente File Copy Beckett Authentic
1968 Topps 3-D Test Issue Uncut Sheet With Clemente And Two Un-Issued Cards Toomy Davis and John O'Donoghue
1968 Topps 3D Prototype, Bart Starr, BVG Authentic, File Copy One Of The Rarest Football Cards In The Hobby !
1910 Tip Top Bread Honus Wagner SGC 4 VG-EX
T206 Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects Factory 30 Mordecai Brown, Chicago Shirt PSA 8 NM-MT
T206 Sweet Caporal 150 Subjects Factory 30 Mordecai Brown, Cubs Shirt PSA 8 NM-MT
1909-11 American Caramel E90-1 Joe Jackson Rookie SGC 2 Good
1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA 4 VG-EX
1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 PSA 8 NM-MT
Rare 1888 Galaxy Of The National League By Hastings Photography Studio
188 N162 Goodwin Champions, John L. Sullivan, PSA 8 NM-MT 1 of 1 at PSA 8. Highest Graded Sullivan on Record.!
1968 Topps 3-D Test Issue, Printer’s proof and color separations (10 total pages) w/Clemente and Unissued Tommy Davis and John O’Donoghue.
1917 Collins-McCarthy #80 Rogers Hornsby Rookie SGC 3 VG
1917 Collins-McCarthy #30 Ty Cobb SGC 3 VG
1915 Cracker Jack #57 Walter Johnson SGC 8 NM-MT One of Only Three Examaples graded SGC 88/8
1957-58 Topps #77 Bill Russell Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT
1908 E102 Ty Cobb SGC 3 VG
1911 George Close Candy E94 "Hans" Wagner SGC 3 VG
1933 Sport Kings Jim Thorpe, Football #6 PSA 8 NM-MT
1933 Sport Kings Knute Rockne, Football #35 PSA 8 NM-MT
1921 E121 American Caramel "Babe" Ruth PSA 3 VG
1915 E106 American Caramel Honus Wagner Batting PSA 4.5 VG-EX+ Only One PSA Example Graded Higher !
1948-49 Leaf Gum Co. #3 Babe Ruth SGC 8 NM-MT
1954 Johnston Cookies Henry Aaron Rookie Braves #5 PSA 8 NM-MT
1966 Venezuela Topps Mickey Mantle #50 PSA 7 NM, One Of One Highest Graded Example By Any Grading Company
1932 U.S. Caramel Al Simmons #17 PSA 8 NM-MT
1952 Topps #407 Ed Mathews Rookie SGC 4 VG-EX
1911 George Close Candy E94 Ty Cobb SGC Authentic
1909-11 T206 Autographed Fred Snodgrass With Sweet Caporal Back 350 Subjects, James Spence Authenticated
T206 Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects Factory 30 Hal Chase Portrait-Blue PSA 8 NM-MT
1909-11 T206 Del Howard Blank Back SGC Authentic
1909-11 T206 Foley White, Rare Southern Leaguer Blank Back SGC Authentic
1908 Vignette Postcards PC800 Honus Wagner SGC 1.5 Fair
1908 Art Postcard Co. Our Home Team- Detroit Tigers
1933 Goudey Lot Of 26 Different Autographed Cards, James Spence Authenticated
1941 Play Ball Lot Of 45 Different Autographed Cards Including Williams, Reese, Dickey and Hubbell
1953 Bowman Color #32 Stan Musial SGC 8 NM-MT
1954 Bowman Ted Williams #66 PSA 6 EX-MT
1951 Bowman Willie Mays Rookie #305 PSA 7 NM (OC)
1939 1st All Star Game Ticket Stub July 11, 1939 At Yankee Stadium, American League-3 National League-1 SGC Authentic
1916 World Series Ticket Stub Game 4 October 11, 1916 Red Sox-6 Dodgers-2 SGC Authentic
1910-12 Plow Boy Orval Overall SGC 1.5 Fair
1910 E98 Ty Cobb Blue Background SGC 2.5 Good+
1910 E98 Hans Wagner Orange Background SGC 4.5 VG-EX+
1910 E98 Christy Mathewson Blue Background SGC 3.5 VG+
1910 E98 Cy Young Green Background SGC 4.5 VG-EX+
1910 E98 "Miner" Brown Green Background SGC 5.5 EX+
1910 E98 Hughey Jennings Orange Background PSA 6 EX-MT
1910 E98 Bill Dahlen Green Background SGC 7 NM
1938 Goudey Heads Up #281 Al Lopez, Autographed James Spence Authenticated
Ticket Stub From Johnny Unitas 1st Professional Game, October 21, 1956 Bears-58 Colts-27 SGC Authentic
1943 MP & Co. Uncut Strip Of 8 Cards Including Williams, Foxx, Ott, Feller and Boudreau
1921 Exhibits George H. Sisler SGC 5.5 EX+ The Highest Graded SGC Example
1950 Bowman Bob Waterfield #17 PSA 9 MINT
1950 Bowman George Connor #97 PSA 9 MINT
1950 Bowman Sammy Baugh #100 PSA 8 NM-MT
1959 Topps Bob Gibson Rookie #514 PSA 8 NM-MT
1955 Hunter Wieners Red Schoendienst SGC Authentic (Hand Cut)
1954 Hunter Wieners Tom Alston With Separate Encapsulated Back SGC Authentic
1910 Broad Leaf 350 Subjects T206 Emil Batch SGC 2 Good, One Of One Highest Graded SGC Example
1909-11 Lenox T206 John McGraw Portrait With Cap SGC 3 VG
1909-11 T206 Red Hindu Mike Donlin Batting Beckett 3 VG
1910 Piedmont 350 Subjects T206 Roger Bresnahan With Bat, Printer's Crop Mark On Back SGC 5 EX
1909 Sweet Caporal 150 Subjects T206 Bob Ewing SGC 7 NM
1909-11 Old Mill T206 Scoops Carey SGC 6 EX-NM
1907-09 Dietsche Postcards Ty Cobb Batting SGC 5 EX