Press Release July 2008
Lead an Impressive Lineup of Important Memorabilia and Cards
Mission Viejo, Ca.
– An impressive array of fine sports memorabilia and cards offered by industry leader SCP Auctions was eagerly received by hundreds of collectors who participated in their July 12th Internet Auction. The 507 lots in the sale generated over $2.3 million, exceeding the firm’s pre-sale estimate. According to David Kohler, President and CEO of SCP Auctions, the sale attracted wide range of collectors. Kohler stated, “The results from our latest auction were fantastic. Bidding was spirited on many lots and we are very pleased with the results. Like our last Internet sale, the number of new participants is a fantastic testament to the strength of this market.
At the forefront of the auction was an extraordinary selection of Pre and Post War cards. Not surprisingly, these categories yielded some of the highest priced lots in the sale, including the top lot - a T210 Old Mill Series 8 Joe Jackson PSA 2 GOOD
. Other big ticket cards included a 1888 N162 Goodwin Champs King Kelly PSA 8 NM-MT
- $63,337, 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson (Port) PSA 8 NM-MT - $28,089, 1910 T210 Old Mill Series 6 Casey Stengel PSA 6 EX-MT - $41,902, 1916 M101-4 Sporting News #151 Babe Ruth PSA 6 EX-MT - $54,712, 1935 National Chicle #34 Bronko Nagurski PSA 8 NM-MT - $66,354, 1948 Bowman Basketball #69 George Mikan PSA 9 MINT - $52,107, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM-MT - $91,470
and a 1959 Topps #514 Bob Gibson PSA 10 GEM MINT
Aside from the expensive cardboard, some other big numbers were seen in the memorabilia category including Christy Mathewson’s Signed First Major League Contract
More impressive memorabilia results included an Extraordinary Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Signed Baseball PSA/DNA 8 NM-MT - $34,473, Bear Bryant 1950'S Texas A & M "Aggies" Football Jacket - $27,195
and Ted Williams Game Used 1955 All-Star Bat - MEARS GRADED A10 - $43,998.
Other notable sales from the Memorabilia portion of the sale include:
- 2003 Alex Rodriguez Game Used And Signed Bat - $10,123
- Roberto Clemente Signed Check PSA/DNA Authentic - $4,446
- 1912 N.Y. Giants Leather Manicure Pass & 1917 Sterling Silver Schedule Mechanical Pencil - $8,012
- Outstanding Babe Ruth Single Signed Official American League Baseball - $20,714
- 1922-25 Ty Cobb Game Used Bat MEARS 7.5 - $48,507
Other notable sales from the Cards portion of the sale include:
- 1895 N300 Mayo’s Cut Plug Cap Anson PSA 7 NM (1 OF 1) - $18,831
- 1909-11 T206 Eddie Plank GAI 3 VG - $40,827
- 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Portrait (Red) PSA 8 NM-MT - $18,831
- 1910 T209 Contentnea 1st Series Complete Set Of 16 (Finest Known) - $41,902
- 1916 M101-5 Sporting News Blank Back #176 Jim Thorpe GAI 8 NM-MT - $37,032
- 1933 Goudey Uncut Sheet of 24 Cards Including Babe Ruth - $47,946
- 1933 DeLong #7 Lou Gehrig PSA 8 NM-MT - $34,473
- 1953 Topps #244 Willie Mays PSA 8 NM-MT - $21,498
- 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax PSA 9 MINT - $26,317
- 1973 Topps Comics PSA Graded Complete Set Of 24 - $18,193
A complete listing of prices realized from the July 12th Internet Auction is available online at www.scpauctions.com. SCP Auctions is currently accepting consignments for their next internet auction event. Call +1 800 350.2273 for more information on how to participate.