Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LIV will be open for bidding on Saturday, March 8 and closes on Thursday, March 27.

 

Dear Collector:  

Welcome to Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LIV.

"The Sultan of Swat", "The Great Bambino" or simply "The Babe", baseball's greatest player, Babe Ruth, is highlighted in this catalog no less than in seventeen different lots. Just a few examples are the much sought after blank back rookie card in Lot 1, the amazing E-121 graded 7.5, the 1922 Neilson's Chocolate and the rare 1922 W-501 "Babe Holding Bird". The last three mentioned lots are the highest graded by any grading company! These are truly Ruthian cardboard examples in more ways than one.

T-206 enthusiasts will have a full palette of White Border cards including tough backs, such as Lenox and Red Hindu, near mint to mint cards featuring Ty Cobb, Johnny Evers, Joe Tinker and one of a kind printer scraps.

Other highlights include more cards from the Louisiana Holsum Bread find, vintage autographs and photos, along with 19th Century Hall of Fame cards. Don't miss the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle which has spectacular eye appeal that goes way beyond it's technical grade.

As always, there are too many outstanding lots to mention in this welcome letter. Here's hoping that you will have time to peruse the pages of our catalog as we are sure there is something for every collector.

Thanks for your interest and good luck with your bids.






Bill Goodwin

 

Auction Highlights  

Magnificent 1916 M101-5 Babe Ruth Rookie Card (PSA 4)
 
Miraculous Babe Ruth 1921 E121 American Caramel (SGC 86/7.5) – The SOLE and FINEST Copy Extant!
 

Extraordinary T206 Green Portrait Ty Cobb “Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects” (PSA 7) – “One of Only 2 PSA Listed Sweet Caps at This Grade; Only 2 PSA Listed Sweet Caps Graded Higher”!
 
T206 Joe Tinker “Portrait” – Piedmont 150 Subjects (PSA 8) - The Sole PSA Listed “Piedmont” ‘NM-MT 8” Copy w/NONE Graded Higher for ALL Ad Backs!
 
Amazing Ty Cobb T206 “Bat Off Shoulders” – Piedmont 350 Subjects (PSA 8) - Only Five PSA Listed Copies Graded Higher for ALL Ad backs!
 
Extraordinary 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle (PSA 4.5)
 
T206 Magie Error “Magee” – Piedmont 150 Subjects (PSA 3)
 
Ty Cobb D304 Butter Krust/Fleischmann’s Bakery (PSA 2.5) - “One of Three PSA Listed “Butter Krust” Ty Cobb’s and the Highest Graded “Butter Krust” Copy’!
 
“Rare for the Grade” Babe Ruth 1922 Neilson’s Chocolate Type I (SGC 80/6) - “ 1of 1 and the Highest Graded Copy Extant!

  Ultra-Scarce 1922 W501 Babe Ruth #49 “Holding Bird” (SGC 35/2.5) - “ONLY SGC Graded Copy and the Highest Graded “1 of 1” Specimen on the COMBINED SGC & PSA “Pop” Charts”!”!
 
Spectacular 1934 New York Yankee Team Signed “Babe Ruth Home Run Special” Baseball with 7 Hall of Famers Including BOLD Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Scripts – 24 Total Signatures (2 Clubhouse) - Full JSA LOA
 
 
Incredible T206 Red Hindu Walter Johnson (PSA 4) - “1 of 2; Only 1 PSA Copy Graded Higher”!
 
 
Amazing T206 Cycle 350 Cigarettes Christy Mathewson “Black Cap” (PSA 7) - “1 of 1 and Highest Graded Cycle Mathewson on the COMBINED PSA & SGC “Pop” Charts”!
 
T206 Johnny Evers “Cubs on Shirt” – Piedmont 150 Subjects (PSA 8) - One of Only 2 PSA “NM-MT 8” Copies for ALL Ad Backs w/Only 2 PSA Examples Graded Higher for ALL Ad Backs!
 
T206 Johnny Evers “Chicago on Shirt” – Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects (PSA 8) - One of 7 PSA Encapsulated “NM-MT 8” Copies with NONE Graded Higher for ALL Ad Backs”!
 
1959 Topps Bob Gibson Rookie #514 SGC 9 Mint
 
Ed Delahanty 1889 Old Judge “123-3 Fielding/Catch, Hands at Waist” Pose (PSA 6-MK) - Only “Catch, Hands at Waist” Pose on the PSA “Pop” Charts!
 
N162 Goodwin Champions Anson PSA 4 VG-EX
 
T207 Broadleaf Brown Background Louis Lowdermilk PSA 5.5 EX+ “1 of 1; Only 4 Graded Higher”!
 
Scarce 1914 Boston Royal Rooters Ribbon Hanger & Pin-Back
 
1911 Baltimore Newsboy M131 Tris Speaker SGC 3 VG
 
1909-11 Polar Bear T206 Bill O'Hara, St. Louis SGC 3.5 VG+
 
1909-11 Polar Bear T206 Ray Demmitt St. Louis SGC Authentic
 
Extremely Rare T206 Black Lenox – Hal Chase “Holding Trophy” (SGC 20/1.5) - “1 of 1; One of Only 2 Listed Copies on the COMBINED SGC & PSA “Pop” Charts”!
 
T206 Black Lenox Chief Meyers PSA 4 VG-EX Highest Graded Copy by Any Grading Company
 
Extremely Rare T206 Multiple Strike John McGraw “Hands on Hips” Piedmont Cigarettes (SGC “Auth”)
 
1909-11 El Principe De Gales T206 Tom Needham Miscut- Shows Two Cards On The Front And Back SGC Authentic
 
Possibly Unique 1920 Holsum Bread “Type 1” Walter Johnson (SGC 40/3) - Only Encapsulated Copy on ANY Professional Grading Services’ ‘Pop” Chart’!
 
Possibly Unique 1920 Holsum Bread “Type 1” Rogers Hornsby (SGC 10/1) - Only Encapsulated Copy on ANY Professional Grading Services’ ‘Pop” Chart’!
 
Possibly Unique 1920 Holsum Bread “Type 1” George Sisler (SGC 35/2.5) - Only Encapsulated Copy on ANY Professional Grading Services’ ‘Pop” Chart’!
 
1911-16 Kotton Cigarettes T216 Honus Wagner Batting, 2b SGC 1
 
Sc1911-16 Kotton Cigarettes T216 Chief Bender Baltimore, White Hat SGC 1.5 Fair
 
Extremely Rare 1914 Virginia Extra (People’s Tobacco) Joe Tinker (SGC “Auth”) - Only Encapsulated Copy on SGC’s Census Report!
 
Extremely Rare 1914 Virginia Extra (People’s Tobacco) Joe Tinker (SGC “Auth”) - Only Encapsulated Copy on SGC’s Census Report!
 
Extremely Rare 1915 General Baking D303 Ed Plank (SGC 30/2) - “1 of 2 and the Highest Graded Copy on the COMBINED SGC & PSA ‘Pop” Charts”!
 
1919 Coupon Cigarettes T213 “Type 3” Walter Johnson (SGC 20/1.5) – “One of Only 2 SGC Graded Copies”!
 
T213 Coupon Cigarettes – Hal Chase “Buffalo, Holding Trophy” (SGC 70/5.5) - “1 of 1 and the Highest Graded Copy on the COMBINED SGC & PSA Census Reports”!
 
1887 N172 Old Judge Joe Quinn PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1916 M101-4 Blank Back #164 George Sisler Rookie SGC 1.5 Fair
 
1921 Oxford Confectionery E253 Rogers Hornsby SGC 4.5 VG-EX+
 
1909 Philadelphia Caramel E95 Ty Cobb SGC 3.5 VG+
 
Scarce 1909-10- Briggs Co. Lozenge E97 “Black & White” Proof – Red Kleinow (SGC 40/3) - “1 of 1; Only SGC Encapsulated E97 Black & White Kleinow
 
1906 National League Fan Craze Near Set
 
1916 BF2 Pennant Photo Ty Cobb (Gold)
 
1902-11 Sporting Life W600 Addie Joss Rookie SGC 3 VG
 
1957 Columbus Jets Scorecard Signed By Roberto Clemente And 7 Other Pirates-Authenticated By James Spence
 
Autographed Babe Ruth Signed Photograph Authenticated By PSA/DNA
 
Rare 1932 Joe Jackson Original 6” x 8” Type I Batting Photo From His Semi-Pro Playing Days - Full PSA Type I LOA
 
Superb 1913 Original Pach Brothers Photograph of the New York Giants (Approx. 8-3/4” x 21”) – Includes Jim Thorpe & Christy Mathewson!
 
1888 A36 Goodwin Champion Album
 
1953 Stahl-Meyer Franks Mickey Mantle SGC 30
 
1911 OBAK Cigarettes Buck Weaver – One of Weaver’s Inaugural Baseball Card (SGC 20/1.5)
 
1916 Green-Joyce #36 Charles Comiskey SGC 3 VG
 
“Scarce for the Grade” T206 George Brown “Washington” Variation – Piedmont 350 Subjects (PSA 6) - “1 of 8 PSA Listed Piedmonts; NO PSA Listed Piedmonts Graded Higher”!
 
1910 New Orleans Pelicans Game #36 Full Ticket Shoeless Joe Jackson .354 Batting Average Southern Association Batting Title PSA Authentic
 
1907 Heimer Postcards Detroit Tigers SGC 1
 
“Rare Un-cataloged” 1894 Baltimore Orioles Betz Studio Cabinet (SGC “A”)
 
1933 Goudey Mel Ott #127 “Portrait” (PSA 8) - “Only 6 PSA Copies Graded Higher”!
 
1910 Williams Caramel E103 Christy Mathewson - Only 6 Graded Higher on the COMBINED PSA & SGC “Pop” Charts”!
 
1948 Leaf Harry Walker #137 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1909-11 Tolstoi T206 Walter Johnson Hands At Chest SGC 6 EX-NM Highest Graded By Any Grading Company
 
T205 Gold Border Eddie Collins Closed Mout PSA 6 EX-MT