Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LVII will be open for bidding on Saturday September 6, and closes on Thursday, September 25.

Dear Collector,

We would like to welcome you to Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LVII.

As the baseball season draws to a close, here's hoping your favorite team is still in the race and your summer has been as enjoyable as mine. Perhaps, the most fun you can have in this hobby is finding ungraded, raw, prewar cards in their original condition. Such a "find" is the 1933 Goudey set presented in individual lots on these pages. These recently graded cards have spectacular color, bright white borders, sharp corners and are simply some of the best Goudey cards you can find on this planet! Not to be overshadowed by these "Glorious Goudeys," is the rare Frederick Foto Babe Ruth, W600 Ty Cobb, 1954 Bowman Ted Williams and the two Mantle rookies, both the 1951 Bowman and the 1952 Topps issues. Exquisite mint cards of Banks, Berra and Jackie Robinson are not to be missed along with the finest SGC 1959 Ted Williams Set which grades an astonishing 95.06 for all 80 cards! The highest graded SGC example of one of the hobby's greatest cards, the T202 Hassan Triple Folder of Ty Cobb's iconic slide captured by Charles Conlon's famous photo, is also proudly offered. The catalogs highlights are simply too numerous to mention, but we would be amiss if we didn't call attention to the Joe Jackson rookie, the E121 Babe Ruth or the E93 Honus Wagner graded 7.5.

Our November auction will be here before you know it. We are currently accepting consignments from now until mid-October. As always, there is a 0% commission fee for the consignor.

We sincerely hope you have fun with the auction and good luck with your bids.

Bill Goodwin

 

Auction Highlights  

Extremely Rare 1921 Frederick Foto Babe Ruth (SGC 20/1.5) - One of Only Five Encapsulated Copies on ANY Professional Grading Services ‘Pop” Charts” and One of Babe Ruth’s RAREST Cards Extant
 
  Extremely Rare 1907 W600 Ty Cobb “Rookie Card” (PSA 1-MK) - “1 of 4 Examples Listed on the COMBINED PSA & SGC “Pop” Charts”!
 

1954 Bowman #66 Ted Williams (SGC 92/8.5) - “1 of 6; Only a SOLE Copy Graded Higher on the SGc ‘Pop” Charts”!
 
1910 Standard Caramel E93 Honus Wagner (SGC 86/7.5) - “1 of 1; Only a SOLE Example Graded Higher on the SGC Census Report”!
 
Extraordinary 1959 Fleer Ted Williams 80 Card Set - #1 SGC Registered St with an Unfathomable 95.06 Weighted Score!
 
1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie High Number SGC 4 VG-EX
 
1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie SGC 7 NM
 
Magnificent 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 (SGC 84/7) - “1 of 7 SGC 84/7 Graded Copies; Only 10 Graded Higher”!
 
1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth SGC 7 NM

  Magnificent 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144 (SGC 84/7) - “1 of 7 SGC Graded Copies”
 
Amazing 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #92 (SGC 84/7)
 
 
1909-11 American Caramel E90-1 Joe Jackson Rookie SGC 2 Good
 
 
1921 American Caramel E121 “Babe” Ruth (SGC 50/4) - “1 of 1 “Babe” in Quotes w/Only 4 SGC Examples Graded Higher”!
 
1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30 PSA 4 VG-EX
 
“Rare for the Grade” T202 Hassan Triple Folder Ty Cobb Steals Third w/Jennings/Cobb (SGC 86/7.5) - “1 of 1; SOLE & Highest Graded SGC Example”!
 
1889 Old Judge Ed Delahanty “123-3 Catch, Hands at Waist” Pose (SGC 60/5) - Only 2 Graded Higher on the COMBINED SGC & PSA “Pop” Charts!
 
1955 Topps Ernie Banks #28 (PSA Mint 9) - NONE Graded Higher!
 
1948-49 Leaf Joe DiMaggio #1 (SGC 86/7.5) - “1 of 5; Only 7 SGC Copies Graded Higher”
 
1956 Topps Jackie Robinson #30 “Gray Back” (SGC Mint 96/9) - “1 of 5; NONE Graded Higher”!
 
1962 Topps – Yogi Berra #360 (PSA Mint 9) - NONE Graded Higher!
 
1932 U.S. Caramel – Tony Lazzeri #18 (PSA 8) - NONE Graded Higher on the COMBINED PSA & SGC “Pop” Charts!
 
Extremely Rare 1933 Uncle Jacks Cello Pack - Wesley Ferrell “Red Tint” (PSA 6) - “Only PSA Encapsulated Copy!
 
T206 Sam Crawford w/Bat – Sweet Caporal 350-460 Subjects (PSA 8) - 1 of 1 and the Highest Graded Sweet Caporal “Batting” Crawford on the COMBINED PSA & SGC “Pop” Charts”!
 
1915 Cracker Jack Sam Crawford #14 (PSA 8) - Only 2 Graded Higher
 
“Unique for the Grade” 1938 Horrors of War #38 – Scaling The Gates Of Nanking (PSA Mint 9) - The SOLE & Highest Graded PSA Specimen!
 
“Unique for the Grade” 1938 Horrors of War #71 – The Emperor Leaves Ethiopia (PSA Mint 9) - The SOLE & Highest Graded PSA Specimen!
 
Extremely Rare 1903/’04 Breisch Williams E107 – Ed Siever (SGC 60/5) - “Sole and Highest Graded Specimen of the Mere 3 Total Graded Copies on the COMBINED SGC & PSA “Pop” Charts”!
 
1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel Ty Cobb PSA 5 EX
 
“Unique for the Grade” 1909 Ramly – Bob Ewing (SGC Gem Mint 98/10) - The SOLE & Highest Graded Specimen on ANY Professional Grading ‘Pop” Chart!
 
1933 Goudey #127 Mel Ott PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1949 Bowman Satchel Paige #224 Rookie Card (SGC 88/8) - “1 of 9; Only 2 SGC Copies
 
1952 Bowman Stan Musial #196 (SGC 88/8) - Only 8 SGC Examples Graded Higher!
 
1954 Stahl-Meyer-Franks Mickey Mantle (SGC 20/1.5) - One of Only 5 SGC Encapsulated Copies!
 
1906 Ullman Postcards Leon “Red” Ames - Addressed to Christy Mathewson’s Sister “Christine Mathewson” (SGC 20/1.5) - Only 4 Other Encapsulated Copies on the COMBINED SGC & PSA ‘Pop” Charts!
 
1906 Ullman Postcards Matty Fitzgerald – Addressed to Christy Mathewson’s Sister “Christine Mathewson” (SGC 10/1) - Only 3 Other Encapsulated Copies on the COMBINED SGC & PSA ‘Pop” Charts!
 
Extremely Scarce T206 Red Murr’y Variation Missing the “a” in Murray (SGC 40/3) - Highest Graded and One of Only 6 SGC Graded Copies for ALL Ad Backs & One of Only 2 SGC Graded Old Mills!
 
T206 J.F. Kiernan – Old Mill Cigarettes (PSA 8) - “1 of 1 Old Mill; NONE Graded Higher”!
 
1909-11 Old Mill T206 Gordon Hickman SGC 7.5 NM+
 
T206 George Stone – Old Mill Cigarettes (PSA 8) - “1 of 1 Old Mill; NONE Graded Higher”!
 
T206 Jake Beckley – Piedmont 350 Subjects (PSA 7) - Only 2 PSA Examples Graded Higher for ALL Ad Backs!
 
T206 Johnny Evers “Portrait” – Sweet Caporal 150 Subjects (PSA 7) - “1 of 6 PSA Listed Sweet Caporal Ever’s Portraits w/One Sweet Cap Graded Higher”!
 
T206 Frank Chance “Red Portrait” – Sweet Caporal 150 Subjects (PSA 7) - “1 of 3 PSA Listed Sweet Caporal Chance Portraits w/NO Listed Sweet Caps Graded Higher”!
 
T206 UZIT Al Burch “Fielding” (SGC 10/1) - Only SGC Encapsulated Copy!
 
T206 Jimmy Collins – Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects (SGC 84/7) - “1 of 2; Only 2 SGc Examples Graded Higher”!
 
T206 Broadleaf Cigarettes 350 Subjects – George McBride (SGC 30/2) - ONLY SGC Encapsulated Copy w/Only 2 PSA Examples Extant!
 
1909-11 Tolstoi Cigarettes T206 Ty Cobb Portrait, Red Background SGC 2 Good
 
T206 Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects Factory 25 Cy Young Cleveland, Bare Hand Shows PSA 3 VG
 
1910 Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects Factory 25 T206 Elmer Flick SGC 4 VG-EX
 
T206 Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects Factory 25 Bob Spade PSA 5 EX
 
1910 Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects T206 Bill Lattimore SGC 1.5 Fair Miscut Back
 
1910 Contentnea T209 1st Series – Charles Sisson – “Missing Color” (SGC “Auth”) - Possibly the SOLE “Missing Color” Charles Sisson on BOTH the SGC & PSA ‘Pop” Charts!
 
1955 Topps All American #24 Ken Strong (Wrong Back-Davy Crockett) SGC Authentic
 
1887 Buchner Gold Coin N284 Chris Von Der Ahe SGC 5 EX
 
1910 E286 Ju Ju Drums Tommy Leach PSA 2 Good
 
Ultra-Scarce 1913 Christy Mathewson Cravats Felt Pennant (SGC “Auth”) - Only Encapsulated Example on ANY Professional Grading Services “Pop” Charts & One of the Few Known Existing Copies!
 
Extremely Rare 1888/’89 Dogs Head N173 Cabint – Tom Brown – “44-2 Bat in/Right Hand at Side” Pose (SGC 10/1) -- The SOLE Copy
 
1902-11 Sporting Life Cabinets W600 Edward Phelps SGC 6 EX-NM
 
Scarce 1902-‘11 W600 Sporting Life Cabinets – John “Buck” Freeman (SGC 60/5) - One of Only 3 Encapsulated Copies on ANY Grading Services’ “Pop” Charts & Only One Graded Higher!
 
“Unique for the Grade” 1933 Goudey #83 Pete Jablonowski (SGC 96/9) - “1 of 1”; NONE Graded Higher on the COMBINED SGC & PSA “Pop” Charts”!
 
1933 Goudey Ted Lyons #7 (SGC 92/8.5) - “1 of 1; SOLE & Highest Graded SGC Lyons Example”!
 
1933 Goudey Jimmy Dykes #6 (SGC 92/8.5) - “1 of 1; SOLE & Highest Graded SGC Lyons Example”!
 
1933 Goudey Tony Lazzeri #31 (SGC 88/8) - “1 of 2”; NONE Graded Higher on the COMBINED SGC & PSA “Pop” Charts”!
 
1933 Goudey – Tris Speaker #89 (SGC 88/8) - “1 of 2; Only 3 Graded Higher”!
 
1933 Goudey Jim Bottomley #44 (SGC 92/8.5) - “1 of 1”; NONE Graded Higher on the COMBINED SGC & PSA “Pop” Charts”!
 
1933 Goudey “Heinie” Manush #47 (SGC 88/8) - “1 of 1; NONE Graded Higher on the COMBINED SGC & PSA “Pop” Charts”!
 
1933 Goudey – Charlie “Red” Ruffing (SGC 88/8) - “1 of 1 and the SOLE Highest Graded Copy”!
 
1933 Goudey – Perce (Pat) Malone #55 (SGC 88/8) - “1 of 2; Only One Example Graded Higher”!
 
1933 Goudey – Billy Herman #227 (SGC 88/8) - “1 of 1; Only One Example Graded Higher”!
 
1933 Goudey – Jimmy Foxx #29 (SGC 84/7) - “1 of 2; Only 3 Graded Higher”!
 
1933 Goudey – Bill Jurges #225 (SGC 88/8) - “1 of 1 and the SOLE Highest Graded SGC Graded Copy Extant”!
 
1933 Goudey #87 Frank O'Rourke SGC 8.5 NM-MT+
 
1933 Goudey #84 Glenn Spencer SGC 8.5 NM-MT+
 
1933 Goudey #198 Irving Burns SGC 8.5 NM-MT+
 
Extremely Rare 1925-31 W580 - Red Grange “Rookie Card” (SGC 60/5) - “Sole and Highest Graded Specimen of the Mere 3 Total Graded Copies on the COMBINED SGC & PSA “Pop” Charts”!
 
1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski #34 PSA 4 VG-EX (MK)
 
1910 Orange Borders Honus Wagner Portrait SGC Authentic
 
1955 Red Man - Sal Maglie w/Original Box Unopened
 
1952 Topps #268 Bob Lemon PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1950 Bowman #43 Marion Motley Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT
 
1953-54 Parkhurst #50 Gordie Howe SGC 8 NM-MT
 
1961-62 Topps #60 Jean Ratelle Rookie SGC 9 MINT
 
1964-65 Topps #4 John Ferguson SGC 9 MINT
 
1964-65 Topps #10 Bob McCord SGC 9 MINT
 
1964-65 Topps #53 Jacques LaPerriere SGC 9 MINT
 
Signed Mickey Mantle Lithograph 25 1/2" x 37 1/4" Burt Silverman-Artist PSA/DNA Authenticated