Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LVIII will be open for bidding on Wednesday, November 12, and closes on Wednesday, December 3.

 

Dear Collector letter

We would like to welcome you to Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LVIII.
We are proud to present an amazing collection of over 100 of the hobby's key rookie cards. From Babe Ruth to Michael Jordan, they are all here including Aaron, Mays, Robinson, Rockne, Unitas and Gretzky in high grade. Rare and seldom offered complete sets are presented for the bidding such as a 1922 Neilson's Chocolate, E-95 Caramels, 1934 Goudey, 1951 Connie Mack and the highest ranked 1948 Leaf Pirate set on the PSA Set Registry. Goudey collectors will find a complete 1933 set offered in individual lots along with a tremendous selection of 1935 Goudey 4 in 1s. Both high grade and rare Ruth and Mantle cards grace these pages in no fewer than 20 lots. In short, there is something for every collector and every budget included in Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LVIII.
Our late January auction will be here before you know it. We are currently accepting consignments from now until late December. Feel free to call or email and let us know what you might be considering consigning.
We sincerely hope you have fun with the auction and good luck with your bids.






Bill Goodwin

 

Auction Highlights  

Exalted 1916 Babe Ruth M101-5 Rookie Card – Blank Back (PSA 4)
 
  Extremely Rare 1933 Uncle Jacks Babe Ruth – “Blue Tint” (SGC 35/2.5) - One of Only 8 Encapsulated Copies on ANY Professional Grading Services ‘Pop” Charts” and One of Babe Ruth’s RAREST Cards Extant!
 

1951 Bowman Willie Mays #305 Rookie Card (SGC 92/8.5) - Only 1 SGC Example Graded Higher!
 
1954 Topps Henry Aaron Rookie #128 SGC 8.5 NM-MT+
 
Magnificent 1956 Topps Un-Cut “Gray Back” Sheet w/110 cards (#’s 1-100 + 10 Add’l Cards) - Measures 26-1/2” x 42” & Includes 13 Hall of Famers (Harridge, 2 Giles, Ted Williams, Alston, Spahn, Banks, Kaline, Jackie Robinson, 2 Aarons, Clemente, Koufax)
 
Extraordinary 1922 Neilson’s Chocolate V61 100% Complete SGC Graded Set (120 Subjects) - SGC 3.463 Cumulative G.P.A.
 
1934 Goudey 100% Complete SGC Graded Set – 96 Subjects
 
Complete E95 SGC Graded Set with a Superb SGC 44.38/3.46 Weighted G.P.A.
 
1948-49 Leaf Gum Co. #79 Jackie Robinson Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT

  Exceptionally Scarce 1922 Lou Gertenrich Babe Ruth ‘Photo Montage” (SGC 40/3) - SOLE “1 of 1’ Photo Montage” Lou Gertenrich Babe Ruth Encapsulated by ANY Professional Grading Service!
 
Incredible 1922 Lou Gertenrich Ty Cobb “Throwing” (SGC 10/1) - SOLE “1 of 1” Ty Cobb “Throwing” Lou Gertenrich Encapsulated by ANY Professional Grading Service!
 
 
1933 Blue Bird Babe Ruth Front View SGC 3 VG
 
 
T206 Drum George Hunter PSA 3 The Only Encapsulated Copy on ANY Grading Services “Pop” Charts!
 
Outstanding 1952 Berk Ross Mickey Mantle (PSA 8) - Only 2 Graded Higher
 
Extremely Rare 1963 Topps Mickey Mantle Plaque Premium – Only a Handful Known in Circulation!
 
The Finest 1948 Leaf Pirates Set Extant - #1 PSA Registered Set w/an Extraordinary 8.31 Weighted G.P.A!
 
1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski Rookie #34 PSA 6 EX-MT
 
1935 National Chicle – Knute Rockne (PSA 8) - Only 3 Graded Higher!
 
1935 Diamond Stars #64 – Jimmie Foxx (PSA Mint 9) - “1 of 4; NONE Graded Higher”!
 
1948 Bowman #16 – Tommy Thompson Rookie Card (PSA Gem Mint 10) – “1 of 1; and the Highest Graded Copy Extant!
 
1998 SP Authentic Die Cut #14 Peyton Manning Beckett 10 PRISTINE!
 
1954 Topps #201 Al Kaline Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT
 
1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente Rookie SGC 7.5 NM+
 
 
1957 Topps Brooks Robinson Rookie #328 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1958 Topps Roger Maris Rookie #47 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1959 Topps Bob Gibson Rookie #514 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1960 Topps Willie McCovey Rookie #316 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1962 Topps #387 Lou Brock Rookie SC 8 NM-MT
 
1963 Topps Rookie Stars Willie Stargell #553 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1967 Topps A.L. Rookie Stars Rod Carew #569 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+ SGC Copies
 
1969 Topps Reggie Jackson Rookie #260 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1973 Topps #615 Mike Schmidt Rookie SGC 9 MINT
 
1957 Topps Paul Hornung Rookie #151 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+
 
1957 Topps John Unitas Rookie #138 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1957 Topps Bart Starr Rookie #119 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1911-14 Brunners Bread D304 Ty Cobb SGC 1
 
Single Signed Babe Ruth Baseball – Full JSA/James Spence LOA
 
Scarce Cy Young W600 Sporting Life Cabinet “Uniform Version” (SGC 20/1.5) - Only 10 Others Listed on SGC’s Census Report
 
1890 G. Waldon Smith Cabinet Photo of Bill Daley (Boston Player's League)
 
1910 Orange Borders Honus Wagner “Batting” (PSA 1) - One of Only Three Encapsulated Copies
 
Scarce 1903 Breisch Williams E107 – Bill Bradley (SGC 40/3) – Only PSA Graded Copy; NONE Graded Higher on the COMBINED PSA & SGC “Pop” Charts!
 
1951 Topps Connie Mack All Stars Complete Set Of 11 Cards-All SGC Graded
 
1888 Goodwin Champions N162 Cap Anson (SGC 35/2.5)
 
1888 Goodwin Champions N162 Mike “King” Kelly (SGC 50/4)
 
1888 Goodwin Champions N162 Dan Brouthers (SGC 60/5) - “1 of 5; Only 6 SGC Examples Graded Higher”!
 
1888 Goodwin Champions N162 Tim Keefe (SGC 45/3.5)
 
1888 Goodwin Champions N162 Ed Andrews (SGC 60/5) - Only 2 SGC Examples Graded Higher!
 
1938 Horrors of War #161 – Franco Assumes Personal Command Near Lerida (PSA Mint 9) - “ 1 of 1 and Highest PSA Graded Copy!
 
1938 Horrors of War #265 – Japanese Torture Reds After Armistice (PSA 8.5) - “ 1 of 1 and Highest Graded Copy on the COMBINED PSA & SGC “Pop” Charts”!
 
1938 Horrors of War #25 –Chinese Fight Japs Inside Their Own Lines (PSA 8) - “1 of 4 and the Highest Graded Copy”!
 
1968 Topps 3-D Test Issue – Roberto Clemente (SGC 35/2.5) - One of Only 15 SGC Encapsulated Copies
 
1968 Topps 3-D Curt Flood PSA 8 NM-M
 
1968 Topps 3-D Test Issue – Tony Perez (SGC 86/7.5) - “ 1 of 2”; Only 2 Graded Higher on the SGC “Pop” Charts!
 
1968 Topps 3-D Test Issue – Bill Robinson (SGC 86/7.5) - “ 1 of 2”; Only 2 Graded Higher on the SGC “Pop” Charts!
 
1933 Goudey #30 Frank Hogan (PSA 8.5) - “1 of 1; Highest Graded Copy”!
 
1933 Goudey #221 Dale Alexander (PSA 8.5) - “1 of 1; SOLE & Highest Graded Copy”!
 
1933 Goudey Henry Johnson #14 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1951 Topps Teams – Brooklyn Dodgers “1950 Date on Team Tag” (SGC 50/4) - “1 of 2; Only 6 SGC Examples Graded Higher”
 
1951 Topps Teams – Boston Red Sox “1950 Date on Team Tag” (SGC 60/5) - “1 of 2; Only 1 SGC Example Graded Higher”
 
1951 Topps Teams – New York Giants “1950 Date on Team Tag” (SGC 50/4) - “1 of 1; Only 2 SGC Examples Graded Higher”
 
1955 Stahl-Meyer-Franks Mickey Mantle (SGC 20/1.5) - One of Only 7 SGC Encapsulated Copies!
 
Extremely Rare “Blank Back” 1967 Topps #581 Tom Seaver Rookie Card (SGC 82/6.5)
 
1955 Topps All-American The Four Horsemen #68 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1962 Topps Mike Ditka Rookie #17 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+
 
1962 Topps Fran Tarkenton Rookie #90 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1966 Philadelphia Dick Butkus Rookie #31 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1972 Topps Roger Staubach Rookie #200 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
1986 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie #57 PSA 9 MINT
 
1980 Topps Scoring Leader Bird, Erving, Johnson PSA 9 Mint
 
1969-70 Topps #25 Lew Alcindor Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT
 
1970 Topps Pete Maravich Rookie #123 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+
 
1990 Topps Frank Thomas Rookie #414A No Name On Front Beckett 8.5 NM-MT+
 
Scarce 1990 Topps USA#1 George Bush/President “Glossy/Laminated” Variation Presented to the White House (Beckett 8)
 
1979 O Pee Chee #18 Wayne Gretzky Rookie Beckett 9 MINT
 
1956 Topps Mickey Mantle #135 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
Extraordinary 1913 Fatima Premium – Cincinnati Reds (Includes Mordecai Brown, Joe Tinker, Heinie Groh)
 
T206 Buck Herzog “Boston” – Black Lenox (PSA 3) - One of Only Two Examples Listed on the COMBINED PSA & SGC “Pop” Charts and the Highest Graded Example!
 
T206 Mordecai Brown “Chicago on Shirt” – Cycle 460 (SGC 35/2.5) - Only 6 Other Brown “Cycle Cigarettes” Listed on the COMBINED SGC & PSA “Pop” Charts!
 
“Unique for the Grade” T206 George Manion Southern Leaguer “Old Mill Cigarettes” (SGC 867.5) - “1 of 1 and the Highest Graded Copy on the COMBINED SGC & PSA “Pop” Charts”!
 
T206 Ed Karger – Sweet Caporal 150 Subjects (PSA 8) - “1 of 1 PSA Listed “Sweet Caps” – No “Sweet Caps” Graded Higher!
 
Extremely Rare 1910 Contentnea Cigarettes T209 Walsh “Scrapper Subject” with a Unique Hub Gilmore Ghost/Wet Sheet Transfer – First Series (SGC “Auth”)
 
1909 Ramly T204 Wee Willie Keeler SGC 5 EX
 
1909 Ramly T204 Charlie Hemphill SGC 6.5 EX-MT+
 
1909 Ramly T204 Hans Lobert SGC 6.5 EX-MT+
 
1916 M101-5 Dave Bancroft #9 Blank Back – “Inadvertently Labeled M101-4” (PSA 8) - “1 of 3; Highest Graded Copy”!
 
1916 M101-4 Rabbit Maranville #112 – Sporting News Ad Back (PSA 8) - “1 of 2; Highest Graded Copy”!
 
1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth SGC 4.5 VG-EX+
 
1933 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth SGC 5.5 EX+
 
1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth SGC 4.5 VG-EX+
 
1933 Goudey #160 Lou Gehrig SGC 6 EX
 
1969 Topps Basketball Checklist 1-99 #99 PSA 8 NM-MT
 
Negro American League Kansas City Monarchs versus Memphis Red Sox Promotional Broadside (c.1950’s/1960’s) – Measures 13-3/4” x 21-3/4”