Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LXX will open for bidding on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The auction closes on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Dear Collector,

Spring training is finally here and another baseball season is just around the corner!

Three iconic legends of American folklore highlight our auction LXX, Superman, Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.

The oldest known Superman cover artwork from Superman issue number 12 is proudly presented in Lot 1. And, what a cover it is! It captures the moment in 1941 as the United States entered World War II. Two U.S. Servicemen are shown walking side by side with the man from planet Krypton.

The Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth, is offered on numerous occasions throughout our catalog. Don't miss the pack-fresh, yellow Goudey Ruth, the E121 issue, the W575 Bambino or the eye-popping Maple Crispette Babe.

The true rookie card of Mickey Mantle is presented in near mint to mint condition. This 1951 Bowman in Lot 5 is one of only 32 Mantle rookie cards graded 8 by both PSA and SGC. With these facts, it seems demand would be far greater than the supply for The Mick's first issue. Reach for this opportunity before prices escalate to the next plateau. Other Mantle offerings include what is, perhaps, the finest 1952 Topps card graded 4.5 on the planet! Check out Lot 8 and I am sure you will agree with me on this one.

A funny thing happened in our hobby about 2 years ago when collectors discovered how under valued the Babe Ruth rookie card was and prices escalated through the roof. It is only a matter of time until the Lou Gehrig rookie card experiences the same explosion in price. We urge you to seriously consider the Iron Horse rookie card as you plan your bidding strategy.

Of course before Superman, Ruth and Mantle there was Ty Cobb who, in his own way, was all three of these legends rolled into one. The 1908 Rose Postcard of Cobb is one of only eight graded examples by any grading company. Most of these are in the hands of collectors who have no intention of ever selling their prized Cobb artifact. Opportunity certainly presents itself with this offering.

Other highlights are an extremely rare T206 Lajoie with a Lennox back, a 1933 Goudey uncut sheet with 5 Hall of Famers and a S.F. Hess card of the 19th Century's greatest player, Buck Ewing. Numerous high grade rookie cards can be found throughout the catalog.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the auction.

Bill Goodwin

Auction Highlights

1941 Original Superman #12 Comic Book Cover Artwork Oldest Known Superman Cover Artwork Known

1933 Goudey, Uncut Sheet of 24 Including 5 Hall Of Famers

1908 Rose Postcard Ty Cobb SGC 1.5 One Of Only 8 Graded Examples By Any Grading Company

1925 Exhibit Lou Gehrig Rookie SGC 1

1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT One Only 32 Combined PSA and SGC Mantle Rookie Cards Graded Nr Mint To Mint !

1888 S.F. Hess N338-2 Buck Ewing SGC 1.5 Fair

Pack Fresh 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth PSA 7 NM

Extraordinary 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 SGC 4.5 VG-EX Plus- An Exquisite Example with Near-Mint to Mint Centering and Pack-Fresh Color !

1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA Authentic

1912 E300 Plow's Candy Ty Cobb PSA 4 VG-EX

Honus Wagner Single Signed Official N.L. Ford Frick Baseball – Full PSA & JSA LOAs

1921 American Caramel Co. E121 "Babe" Ruth SGC 3 VG

1922 W575-1 George Ruth SGC 2 Good

Circa 1910 Original Type 1 Photograph Of Babe Ruth In A Red Sox Uniform PSA/DNA

1958 Topps #62 Jimmy Brown Rookie SGC 8.5 NM-MT+

1915 Cracker Jack #88 Christy Mathewson SGC 7.5 NM+

1948 Leaf Sammy Baugh Rookie #34 Maroon Jersey PSA 8 NM-MT

1966 Topps Mickey Mantle #50 PSA 9 MIN

1965 Topps Bob Clemente #160 PSA 9 MINT

1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson SGC 7.5 NM+

1912 S81 Silks #96 Napoleon LaJoie SGC 5 EX

1912 S81 Silks #109 Johnny Evers SGC 2 Good

Circa 1915 Babe Ruth Glass Negative Photo

1909-11 Polar Bear T206 Bill O'Hara St. Louis SGC 4 VG-EX

T206 Polar Bear Ray Demmitt St. Louis PSA 2 Good

1971 Topps Bert Blyleven Rookie #26 PSA 9 MINT

T206 Lenox Black Nap Lajoie With Bat PSA 4 VG-EX

1909-11 Lenox T206 Admiral Schlei Portrait Brown Back SGC 1

1911 Piedmont T206 350-460 Subjects Factory 25 Cy Young Cleveland, Glove Shows SGC 7 NM

1957 Topps Al Kaline #125 PSA 9 MINT

1960 Topps Stan Musial #250 PSA 9 MINT

1960 Topps #343 Sandy Koufax SGC 9 MINT

1964 Topps Pete Rose All-Star Rookie #125 PSA 9 MINT

1964 Topps Roger Maris #225 PSA 9 MINT

1965 Topps Roger Maris #155 PSA 9 MINT

1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax Rookie SGC 7.5 NM+

1951 Bowman Willie Mays Rookie #305 PSA 6 EX-MT

1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie #128 PSA 7 NM

1954 Topps Al Kaline Rookie #201 PSA 8 NM-MT

1948 Bowman #6 Yogi Berra Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT

1969 Topps Reggie Jackson Rookie #260 PSA 8 NM-MT

1953 Topps #1 Jackie Robinson SGC 7 NM

1953 Bowman Color Stan Musial #32 PSA 8 NM-MT

1964 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle SGC 8 NM-MT

1964 Philadelphia Don Meredith #51 PSA 9 MINT

1972 Topps #200 Roger Staubach Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT

1957 Topps John Unitas Rookie #138 PSA 6 EX-MT

1957 Topps #119 Bart Starr Rookie SGC 7 NM

1911 T3 Turkey Red Cy Young #42 Checklist Back PSA 2.5 Good+

1939 Goudey Premium R303-B High Grade Complete Set SGC Graded

1940 Play Ball Autographed Ted Williams #27 PSA/DNA Certified

1955 Topps Autographed Sandy Koufax Rookie #123 Autograph Graded 9 PSA/DNA Certified

1963 Topps Rookie Stars Autographed Pete Rose Rookie PSA/DNA Certified

1887 Old Judge Cigarettes N172 Chris Von Der Ahe Brown's Champions SGC 1.5 Fair

1887 Old Judge Cigarettes N172 Nick Nicholl, Brown's Champions SGC 2 Good

1911 George Close Candy E94 "Old" Cy Young, Red Background SGC 2 Good

1910 Hopkins Bros. Champion Ladies Baseball Club Postcard - Possibly The Only Known Baseball Card With Hall of Famer James Leslie Wilkinson

1887 Allen & Ginter N28 Mike Kelly SGC 5 EX

1887 N172 Old Judge Mike Kelly Chicago PSA 4 VG-EX

1887 N172 Old Judge King Kelly $10,000. PSA 3 VG

1887 N172 Old Judge King Kelly Boston, Bat At 45 Degrees PSA 1 (MC)

1889 A-35 Goodwin "Round" Album Mike Kelly, Beckett Authentic

1889 Number 7 Cigars M.J. Kelly SGC 3 VG

1909-11 Colgan's Chips Ty Cobb SGC 2 Good

1911 Piedmont T206 Ty Cobb Portrait, Red Background 350-460 Subjects Factory 25 SGC 4.5 VG-EX+

T206 Piedmont 350 Subjects Factory 25 Al Orth PSA 7 NM

T206 Old Mill J.F. Kiernan PSA 7 NM

1926 World Series Program Cardinals Vs. Yankees, Unscored Sportsman's Park, St. Louis

1928 World Series Program Cardinals Vs. Yankees, Unscored Sportsman's Park, St. Louis

1930 World Series Program Cardinals Vs. Philadelphia , Game 3 Program Is Scored, Sportsman's Park, St. Louis

1931 World Series Program Cardinals Vs. Philadelphia, Program Is Scored, Sportsman's Park, St. Louis

Original Lou Gehrig Photo, Mid-1920’s

Original 1925 Babe Ruth Photo

1928 Original Photo, Babe Ruth and Jim Bottomly, 1928 World Series

Original Photo of Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and George Sisler 1929-1930

Original 1920's Yankee Stadium World Series Photo

1928 Original Photo, George Sisler / Rogers Hornsby

Circa 1913 Edward Rose & Co. Framed Catalog Page Featuring Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson And Tris Speaker

1949 Bowman #226 Duke Snider Rookie SGC 7 NM

1957 Topps #328 Brooks Robinson Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT

1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Rookie #148 PSA 8 NM-MT

1969 Topps #260 Reggie Jackson Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT

1957 Topps Mickey Mantle #95 PSA 7.5 NM+

1958 Topps Mickey Mantle All Star #487 PSA 8 NM-MT

1965 Topps Mickey Mantle #350 PSA 8 NM-MT

1967 Topps Harmon Killebrew #460 PSA 9 MINT

1954 Bowman Yogi Berra #161 PSA 8 NM-MT

1957 Topps Yogi Berra #2 PSA 8 NM-MT

1961 Topps Roger Maris #2 PSA 8 NM-MT

1953-55 Dormand Mickey Mantle #111 Bat On Shoulder PSA 4 VG-EX

1953 Bowman Color Lot Of 27 Different With Hodges, Slaughter, Roberts and Wynn

1969 Super Bowl III Program New York Jets Vs. Baltimore Colts

1998 Upper Deck Michael Jordan Gold Foil Complete Gatoraid Set Of 12-All Graded PSA 10 GEM MINT! Highest Graded Set On The Registry

2003 Topps Chrome LeBron James Rookie #111 PSA 10 GEM MINT

1933 St. Louis Cardinal Gas House Gang Autographed Team Baseball JSA Authenticated

1887 Old Judge Cigarettes N172 Billy Hamilton SGC Authentic

1923 Maple Crispette Walter Johnson #30 PSA 5 EX

1923 Maple Crispette Ty Cobb #22 PSA 3.5 VG+

1923 Maple Crispette Babe Ruth #8 PSA 5 EX