Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LXXI preview begins Friday, May 19, 2017. Auction begins Saturday, May 20 and ends Thursday, June 15, 2017.


Dear Collector,

“Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” -Babe Ruth

Almost 70 years after his death, Babe Ruth remains, without rival, the greatest celebrity, the greatest sports icon, and the greatest superstar to ever walk the Earth. His name alone is synonymous with being the finest, the pinnacle, of whatever is being described. The superlative of superlatives is to be known as “Ruthian.”

Goodwin & Co. is proud to offer no fewer than 23 Babe Ruth items in this catalog including two 1916 Ruth rookie cards. Ruth rookie cards have become one of the hobby's most prized artifacts, along with the T206 Wagner and the 1952 Topps Mantle. We sincerely believe that the Ruth rookie card will surpass both these hobby icons in the near future. When the bidding begins, we strongly urge you to consider one or both of these rookie cards. As you can see by the graph presented in Lot #2, prices are on a "Ruthian" up swing. Other Babe Ruth rarities include the 1933 Uncle Jacks card just recently removed from an unopened pack and the scarce Frederick Foto, one of six known and the only card of the Babe with a bat in a Boston Red Sox uniform.

Among the 13 Mickey Mantle offerings are two 1951 Bowman rookie cards graded PSA 8 and PSA 7. A pack-fresh example of Mantle's 1952 Topps issue is graded PSA 6.5.

Rookie issues of baseball's legends are featured here in both quality and quantity. PSA 9 Mint examples include Pete Rose, Nolan Ryan, Carl Yastrzemski and Bob Gibson. Other high grade first year cards include Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Al Kaline, Reggie Jackson, Johnny Bench and Thurmon Munson.

The highest graded 1935 Goudey set on the PSA Set Registry is presented in this auction. All cards are graded PSA 8 or PSA 7. You have the option of bidding on this fantastic collection either as a complete set or on individual cards.

Tobacco card collectors will find many rare advertising backs among the 33 T206 lots exhibited here. Rare backs include Uzit, Lennox, Broad Leaf, Carolina Brights and Piedmont Factory 42.

Fresh from the Beckett grading room is an important new hobby find, a 1914 Cracker Jack set missing only 13 commons. Mathewson throwing, Cobb, Jackson, Wagner, Alexander are all proudly displayed here. It may be years before you see this many 1914 Cracker Jacks offered again in one catalog!

Have fun and enjoy the auction.

Bill Goodwin





Auction Highlights

1933 Uncle Jacks Candy Babe Ruth, "King Of Swat" PSA 2 Good with Wrapper, Gum and Coupon

1916 Famous & Barr Co. Babe Ruth Rookie #151 PSA 2 Good

1916 M101-4 Blank Back #151 Babe Ruth Rookie SGC Authentic

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA 6.5 EX-MT+

1914 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson Pitching Pose! Beckett 3 Very Good

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie #253 PSA 8 NM-MT 1 Of Only 32 Combined PSA And SGC Cards

1963 Topps Pete Rose Rookie #537 PSA 9 MINT

1968 Topps Mets Rookies J. Koosman/N. Ryan #177 PSA 9 MINT

1959 Topps Bob Gibson Rookie #514 PSA 9 MINT

1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Rookie #148 PSA 9 MINT

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie #253 PSA 7 NM

1955 Stahl-Meyer Mickey Mantle PSA 1

1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb Beckett 3.5 Very Good Plus

Extremely Rare 1921 Frederick Foto Babe Ruth - One of Only Six Encapsulated Copies on ANY Professional Grading Services ‘Pop” Charts” and One of Babe Ruth’s RAREST Cards Extant!

1902 Sporting Life W600 Cabinet Samuel Crawford Rookie-Detroit PSA 5 EX

1954 Bowman Mickey Mantle #65 PSA 8 NM-MT

1954 Topps Ernie Banks Rookie #94 PSA 8 NM-MT

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

1954 Topps Ted Williams #250 PSA 8 NM-MT

1954 Topps Henry Aaron Rookie #128 PSA 7 NM

1933 Goudey Bill Dickey #19 SGC 8.5 NM-MT Plus

1936 National Chicle Joe DiMaggio Rookie Card PSA 8 NM-MT Highest Graded Example! One Of One

1932 U.S. Caramel Rogers Hornsby #11 PSA 6 EX-MT

1933 Uncle Jacks Unopened Pack With Pepper Martin

1969 Topps Reggie Jackson Rookie #260 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+

1968 Topps Reds Rookies J.Bench/R.Tompkins #247 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+

1970 Topps Yankees Rookies #189 T. Munson/D. McDonald PSA 8.5 NM-MT+

1887 Allen & Ginter N28 John Ward SGC 7 NM

1887 Allen & Ginter N28 Timothy Keefe SGC 5 EX

1887 Allen & Ginter N28 Charles Comiskey SGC 5 EX

1887 Allen & Ginter N28 Adrian C. Anson SGC 4.5 VG-EX+

1887 Allen & Ginter N28 John Clarkson SGC 3.5 VG+

1887 Allen & Ginter N28 Mike "King" Kelly SGC 3 VG

1887 Allen & Ginter N28 R.L. Caruthers SGC 7 NM

Babe Ruth Autographed Black And White Photo Dated June 3, 1931 Authenticated By Both PSA/DNA And Beckett Authenticity

1935 Babe Ruth Double Signed Check PSA/DNA Authenticated 9 MINT

1921 Exhibits Babe Ruth SGC 3.5 VG+

1929 Kashin Publications R316 Babe Ruth SGC 7.5 NM+

1927 American Caramel #38 Babe Ruth SGC 1.5 Fair

1923 Willard's Chocolates V100 Babe Ruth SGC 1

1924 Willard's Chocolates V122 #5 Babe Ruth SGC 2 Good

1935 Goudey 4-in-1 Absolute Auction, Complete Set and Individual Lot Bidding

1935 Goudey 4-in-1, #3A Ruth, Maranville, Brandt, McManus PSA 8 NM-MT “NONE Graded Higher”

1935 Goudey 4-in-1, #1B Foxx, Higgins, Mahaffey, Williams PSA 8 NM-MT

1933 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth SGC 5 EX

1922 Neilson's Chocolate Ty Cobb #30 Type 1 PSA 3 VG

1888 S.F. Hess N333 Mayer Newsboys League SGC 1.5 Fair

1888 Old Judge Cigarettes N172 Mickey Welch New York Gothams SGC 5.5 EX+

1888 Old Judge Cigarettes N172 William Schenkel Milwaukee Creams SGC 5 EX

1888 Old Judge Cigarettes N172 Dad Clark Omaha Oma Hogs SGC 5 EX

1887 Old Judge Cigarettes N172 Frenchy Genius Sioux City Cornhuskers SGC 4 VG-EX

1887 Old Judge Cigarettes N172 Sam Thompson Detroit SGC Authentic

T206 Sweet Caporal Harry Niles SGC 8 Nr Mt -Mint

1910 Sweet Caporal T206 Gabby Street SGC 8 Nr Mt -Mint

T206 Piedmont 350-460 Subjects Factory 42 Wid Conroy With Bat PSA 7 NM

T206 Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects Factory 30 Jake Pfeister (Pfiester) Seated PSA 7 NM

T206 Piedmont 350 Subjects Factory 25 Sam Strang PSA 7 NM

T206 Lenox Sam Crawford With Bat PSA 1 POP REPORT: 1 of 1. Only known graded example!

T206 Uzit Fred Merkle Throwing PSA Authentic

T206 Broad Leaf 350 Subjects Eddie Phelps PSA Authentic

T206 Carolina Brights Christy Mathewson Dark Cap PSA 2 Good

T206 Piedmont 350-460 Factory 42 Frank Chance with factory Overprint Scroll SGC 4.5 Very Good Plus

T206 Piedmont 350-460 Subjects Factory 42 Frank Smith, Chicago And Boston PSA 2 Good

1909-11 El Principe De Gales Factory 17 T206 Cy Young Portrait SGC 3.5 VG+ With "Rooker Brooklyn" at Top of The Card

1911 Piedmont T205 Ty Cobb SGC 4.5 VG-EX+

1916 Mall Theatre #192 J. Owen Wilson SGC 3 VG

1916 Green- Joyce #174 Joe Tinker SGC 1.5 Fair

1915 M101-5 Sporting News Ed Walsh #187 Blank Back PSA 7 NM

M116 Sporting Life Ed Walsh Chicago A. L. SGC 8 NM-MT

Circa 1910 Real Photo Postcard Honus Wagner/Tommy Leach SGC 1.5 Fair

Circa 1910 Real Photo Postcard Honus Wagner SGC 2.5 Good+

1911 George Close Candy E94 Jimmy Austin SGC 7 NM

1910 E98-Green Bill Dahlen, Black Swamp Find SGC 7 NM

1909 E92 Nadja Caramel Roger Bresnahan PSA 5 EX

1967 Venezuela Topps Satchel Paige #177 PSA 4 VG-EX

1911 T3 Turkey Red Home Run Baker #78 Turkey Red Back PSA 4 VG-EX Plus

1911 T3 Turkey Red Out At Third #43 Checklist Back PSA 5 EX

1939 Play Ball Morris Berg #103 PSA 7 NM

1956 Topps Roberto Clemente #33 Gray Back PSA 8.5 NM-MT+

1969 Topps Bob Clemente #50 PSA 9 MINT

1971 Topps Roberto Clemente #630 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+

1958 Topps Mickey Mantle #150 PSA 8 NM-MT

1952 Bowman Yogi Berra #1 PSA 8 NM-MT

1957 Topps Ernie Banks #55 PSA 8 NM-MT

1955 Topps #124 Harmon Killebrew Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT

1969 Topps Super Reggie Jackson Rookie #28 PSA 9 MINT

1970 Topps Pete Maravich Rookie #123 PSA 8 NM-MT

Autographed 1940 Play Ball Mel Ott #88 PSA/DNA Certified Autograph Grade 9 MINT

1965 Topps Autographed Joe Namath Rookie #122 PSA/DNA Certified

1887 Allen & Ginter N28 Buffalo Bill Cody SGC 7 NM

1956 Topps Cubs Team #11 With Date, White Back PSA 8 NM-MT

1914 Cracker Jack Rube Marquard #43 Beckett 4 Very Good-Excellent

1914 Cracker Jack Ed Walsh #36 Beckett 3.5 Very Good Plus

1914 Cracker Jack Chief Bender #19 Beckett 4.5 Very Good-Excellent Plus

1914 Cracker Jack Sam “Wahoo” Crawford #14 Beckett 4 Very Good-Excellent

1914 Cracker Jack Eddie Plank #6 Beckett 3.5 Very Good Plus

1914 Cracker Jack Walter Johnson #57 Beckett 3.5 Very Good Plus

1914 Cracker Jack Honus Wagner #68 Beckett 3.5 Very Good Plus

1914 Cracker Jack Grover Alexander #37 Beckett 5 Excellent

1914 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson #103 Beckett 1.5