RR Auction: Sports Memorabilia

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RR Auction's second major Sports auction gets under way in November, featuring an ultra-high grade 1956 Topps baseball card set, a spectacular assortment of graded Mickey Mantle singles, and a highly sought-after 1916 M101-4 Babe Ruth rookie card. Also featured are autographs including a PSA/DNA NM-MT 8 single-signed Babe Ruth baseball, a 1927 Lou Gehrig NY Yankees payroll check, and a quality collection of Olympic torches. Cards, autographs, and important memorabilia abound in this can't-miss autumn sports sale. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts. Join us as we make history selling sports history in November 2019.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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1916 Herpolsheimer Co. #151 Babe Ruth PSA GOOD 28001 - 1916 Herpolsheimer Co. #151 Babe Ruth PSA GOOD 2
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Very nice example of the M101-4 #151, the Babe Ruth rookie card. The M101-4 set is usually mentioned as being distributed by The Sporting News, but th
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Estimates : 100,000.00 - 200,000.00
 
 
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1887 N172 John Clarkson CHI Right Hand, Right Profile - PSA EX 5 (Highest Graded!)8002 - 1887 N172 John Clarkson CHI Right Hand, Right Profile - PSA EX 5 (Highest Graded!)
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Graded by PSA EX 5. Very eye-appealing example, the highest graded PSA copy extant according to their population report for this pose. Superb image of
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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1887 N172 Old Judge James Banning Hands on Knees PSA VG-EX 48003 - 1887 N172 Old Judge James Banning Hands on Knees PSA VG-EX 4
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Graded by PSA VG-EX 4. One of the more difficult N172's to find and the first PSA has ever graded. In fact, although the card is imaged in the c...
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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1887 N28 John Clarkson – SGC NM 78004 - 1887 N28 John Clarkson – SGC NM 7
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Graded by SGC NM 7. Superb example of this 19th Century Hall of Famer, with bright white surfaces front and back, bold color, and tremendous registrat
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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1889 E. R. Williams Complete Set (52) with Original Box8005 - 1889 E. R. Williams Complete Set (52) with Original Box
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When the sport of baseball was in its infancy, the game was so popular it was even played outdoors in winter. However, most ardent baseball fans at th
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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1888 Scrapps Dan Brouthers - SGC GOOD 28006 - 1888 Scrapps Dan Brouthers - SGC GOOD 2
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Graded by SGC GOOD 2. The fragility of the card makes it one of the most difficult issues to obtain in high grade, as these 'die-cut' Scrapp...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 900.00
 
 
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19th Century Baseball High Grade Cabinet Card8007 - 19th Century Baseball High Grade Cabinet Card
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Presented is an extremely high grade 19th Century baseball cabinet card featuring two likely local minor league ballplayers, each holding baseball bat
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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T206 Collection of (28) with one PSA Graded HOFer8008 - T206 Collection of (28) with one PSA Graded HOFer
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Offered is a mostly raw group of (28) T206 cards, most in Fair to Good condition. Graded Cards - Vic Willis/Portrait (PSA GOOD 2). Ungraded Cards
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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T206 Group of (4) Cards8009 - T206 Group of (4) Cards
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The most famous trio in baseball history, Tinker to Evers to Chance, are represented with each of their T206 cards. Also included is a card of the fou
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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T206 Hall of Famer Collection (6) with Christy Mathewson8010 - T206 Hall of Famer Collection (6) with Christy Mathewson
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Small collection of a half dozen recently graded PSA T206 Hall of Famer collection with a Christy Mathewson example. All cards have Piedmont 150 rever
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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T206 SGC Graded Back Variation Lot (11)8011 - T206 SGC Graded Back Variation Lot (11)
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Total of 11 SGC graded cards, with 10 different backs and a doubling of the 1909 Piedmont. Includes: SGC EX 5 - 1 card, Camnitz Arms Folded (1909 Pi
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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T206 Sweet Caporal Collection (64)8012 - T206 Sweet Caporal Collection (64)
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Total of 64 T206 cards with two Hall of Famers, all with Sweet Caporal reverses and low grade with pinholes. Most appear a bit nicer than the technica
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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1909-11 E90-1 American Caramel Eddie Plank - SGC FAIR 1.58013 - 1909-11 E90-1 American Caramel Eddie Plank - SGC FAIR 1.5
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Graded by SGC FR 1.5. Attractive example with a great image, but contains light vertical wrinkles and a small stain on reverse. Nice eye-appeal for th
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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1910 E90-2 American Caramel Honus Wagner - SGC FAIR 1.58014 - 1910 E90-2 American Caramel Honus Wagner - SGC FAIR 1.5
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Graded by SGC FAIR 1.5. Superb example of this very colorful and popular card. Very solid corners, clean reverse, bright blue background, and a tremen
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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1910 Piedmont T206 Ty Cobb Red Back - PSA AUTHENTIC8015 - 1910 Piedmont T206 Ty Cobb Red Back - PSA AUTHENTIC
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Offered is one of the most recognizable cards in our collective hobby, that of the T206 Ty Cobb Portrait - Red back. The great Carl Horner image is we
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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1910-1930s Early Pre War Baseball SGC Graded Lot (16)8017 - 1910-1930s Early Pre War Baseball SGC Graded Lot (16)
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Total of 16 SGC-graded pre-war cards. Includes: 1909-11 T206 Tolstoi - Bill Carrigan (20 FAIR 1.5). 1910 T212 Obak Cigarettes - Norse (40 VG 3).
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Estimates : 500.00 - 900.00
 
 
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1910s-30s Baseball Card Collection with PSA Graded HOFers (52)8018 - 1910s-30s Baseball Card Collection with PSA Graded HOFers (52)
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Some of the most popular cards in all of card collecting are contained within this group of solely Hall of Famers. Loaded lot of 52 PSA items—all HOFe
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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1911 T216 Kotton Honus Wagner Batting 2B - PSA AUTHENTIC8019 - 1911 T216 Kotton Honus Wagner Batting 2B - PSA AUTHENTIC
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Low grade example of this very scarce card. The T216 Kotton Tobacco were issued between 1911-1916, and are one of several sets issued in the New Orlea
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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1912 T202 Triple Folder PSA Graded Collection (13) with Ty Cobb and Walter Johnson8020 - 1912 T202 Triple Folder PSA Graded Collection (13) with Ty Cobb and Walter Johnson
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Very nice, mostly high-grade offering of these very difficult ‘Triple Folder’ tobacco cards. Produced in 1912 by Hassan Cigarettes, these cards includ
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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1927 W560 Pair of Panels - one with Walter Johnson8022 - 1927 W560 Pair of Panels - one with Walter Johnson
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Two 1927 W560 strip cards, one with Walter Johnson and the other with Lloyd Waner. Both have been evaluated and encapsulated by SGC as AUTHENTIC.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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1928 Fro-Joy Ice Cream #2 Babe Ruth - BVG PR 18023 - 1928 Fro-Joy Ice Cream #2 Babe Ruth - BVG PR 1
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Graded by BVG POOR 1. This 1928 Fro Joy Ice Cream card of Babe Ruth was produced immediately after his record-breaking 1927 season, when the Babe rock
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Estimates : 500.00 - 900.00
 
 
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1933 Goudey #202 Gabby Hartnett - SGC NM 78024 - 1933 Goudey #202 Gabby Hartnett - SGC NM 7
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Graded by SGC NM 7. Bold color, sharp corners, and crisp focus highlight this card of Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame catcher Gabby Hartnett.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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1933 Goudey #60 Waite Hoyt PSA NM 78025 - 1933 Goudey #60 Waite Hoyt PSA NM 7
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Graded by PSA NM 7. This card of the 1920s Yankees pitching ace has all the qualities of a NM-MT example with bold color, four sharp corners and no pr
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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1936 R311 National Chicle Baseball Glossy Premiums Complete Set (27) with Seven PSA Graded8026 - 1936 R311 National Chicle Baseball Glossy Premiums Complete Set (27) with Seven PSA Graded
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Offered is a rarely seen complete set of 1936 National Chicle Glossy premiums. In the Pre War-era of baseball card issuance, to produce higher sales c
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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1939 Play Ball #30 Bill Dickey PSA NM 78027 - 1939 Play Ball #30 Bill Dickey PSA NM 7
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Graded by PSA NM 7. This example has near perfect centering, with four square corners and blemish free surfaces. A very solid resubmission candidate.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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1941 Double Play #57/58 Ted Williams/Jim Tabor - SGC EX 58028 - 1941 Double Play #57/58 Ted Williams/Jim Tabor - SGC EX 5
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Graded by SGC EX 5. Scarce wartime card featuring Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams, who shares the card with teammate Jim Tabor. Solid card o
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Exceptional Hall of Famer Graded Baseball Cards Collection (44) with Babe Ruth (3) and Mickey Mantle8029 - Exceptional Hall of Famer Graded Baseball Cards Collection (44) with Babe Ruth (3) and Mickey Mantle
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Large, mostly mid-grade, third-party graded superstar collection of 44 cards with three Babe Ruth cards and 20 cards with Mickey Mantle. All third-par
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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1909-1971 Topps and Others SGC Graded Baseball Card Collection (9)8030 - 1909-1971 Topps and Others SGC Graded Baseball Card Collection (9)
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A freshly graded collection of SGC graded cards, which spans seven decades. 1909 T206 Sweet Caporal Rube Marquard - hands at thighs (SGC VG 3). 19
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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1930s-80s HOF Multi-Sport Card Lot with Rookie Cards including Johnny Unitas (6)8031 - 1930s-80s HOF Multi-Sport Card Lot with Rookie Cards including Johnny Unitas (6)
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A half dozen 1930s-1980 sports cards, mostly rookie cards. Includes: 1933 Sport Kings - #38 Bobby Jones (SGC GOOD 2). 1948 Bowman BB - #36 Stan Mu
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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1939-1951 Ted Williams Collection with 1939 Play Ball Rookie Card (3)8032 - 1939-1951 Ted Williams Collection with 1939 Play Ball Rookie Card (3)
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Three early cards of Ted Williams, including his coveted rookie card. All cards have been recently graded by PSA. Includes: 1939 Play Ball RC (PSA G
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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1939-66 Exhibits Baseball Card Collection (152) with Salutations (24) and Two Team Cards8033 - 1939-66 Exhibits Baseball Card Collection (152) with Salutations (24) and Two Team Cards
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Large collection of these popular Exhibit cards, which were sold via vending machines over a multi-decade period beginning in 1939 and ending in 1966.
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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1939-72 Topps, Bowman and Others Shoebox Collection of Hall of Famers and Superstars (350+)8034 - 1939-72 Topps, Bowman and Others Shoebox Collection of Hall of Famers and Superstars (350+)
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Very nice collection of superstar cards and Hall of Famers from a childhood collection. When we first saw these cards, they were actually in a shoebox
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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1949 Bowman High Grade PSA NM-MT 8 Collection (20) with Robinson and Paige8035 - 1949 Bowman High Grade PSA NM-MT 8 Collection (20) with Robinson and Paige
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While many single issue PSA graded cards group include mostly common and minor stars, with maybe some majors, this group lot is a little different. Ou
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
 
 
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1948-1952 Topps and Bowman Collection (295)8036 - 1948-1952 Topps and Bowman Collection (295)
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Includes: Topps – 1951 Teams: 2 cards with Dodgers (VG) and Red Sox (GD). 1951 Red Backs: complete set of 52 cards with #1 Berra (FR/GD), 5 Rizzuto
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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1949 Bowman Near Complete Set (221/252) with (19) PSA Graded8037 - 1949 Bowman Near Complete Set (221/252) with (19) PSA Graded
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Very nice overall near complete set of 221 cards, with a total of 19 cards graded by PSA. Graded Cards - PSA NM+ 7.5: 3 card with #46 Roberts RC, 50
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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1949 Bowman & 1953 Topps Satchel Paige - PSA EX-MT 68038 - 1949 Bowman & 1953 Topps Satchel Paige - PSA EX-MT 6
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Pair of Satchel Paige baseball cards, both PSA graded EX-MT 6. Includes: 1949 Bowman #224 and 1953 Topps #220.
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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1950 Bowman Complete Set (252) with (8) SGC Graded8039 - 1950 Bowman Complete Set (252) with (8) SGC Graded
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Lower grade complete set of these colorful smaller cards. While not high on rookie card assortment, there are many second and third year cards of the
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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1950's-80's Hall of Famer and Star Collection of (500+) with (32) PSA Graded8040 - 1950's-80's Hall of Famer and Star Collection of (500+) with (32) PSA Graded
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Collection of over 500 cards with a total of 32 cards PSA graded. Includes: Graded Cards (all Topps unless noted) - PSA NM-MT+ 8.5: 1 card, 1968 #10
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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1950s-1960s SGC Graded Topps and Bowman Collection (23)8041 - 1950s-1960s SGC Graded Topps and Bowman Collection (23)
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Includes: Topps (5) - 1960: 1 card, #73 Gibson (84 NM 7). 1963: 2 cards with #210 Koufax (88 NM/MT 8) and 390 Aaron (84 NM 7). 1964: 1 card, #300 Aaro
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 900.00
 
 
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1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card - PSA NM 78042 - 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card - PSA NM 7
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Graded by PSA NM 7. Mickey Mantle is still considered by many to be the last true baseball hero. The young outfielder accepted the torch passed by the
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Estimates : 28,000.00 - 35,000.00
 
 
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1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle RC - PSA GOOD+ 2.58043 - 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle RC - PSA GOOD+ 2.5
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Graded by PSA GOOD+ 2.5. The true first regular issue card for Mickey Mantle, a 'must-have' staple for most collectors. This well-centered e...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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1951 Bowman Complete Set of (324) Cards with(6) PSA Graded8044 - 1951 Bowman Complete Set of (324) Cards with(6) PSA Graded
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Sought-after 1951 Bowman set with 11 cards PSA graded including the two key rookies. Graded Cards - PSA NM-MT 8: 1 card, #249. PSA EX-MT 6: 1 card
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,500.00
 
 
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1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card - PSA EX-MT 68045 - 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card - PSA EX-MT 6
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Graded by PSA EX-MT 6. Mickey Mantle is presented in his debut Topps baseball card appearance, and arguably the most recognized baseball card in the e
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Estimates : 65,000.00 - 80,000.00
 
 
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1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle - PSA NM-MT 88046 - 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle - PSA NM-MT 8
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Graded by PSA NM-MT 8. Very sharp card, strong color, clear registration and clean surfaces front and back. Only 15 examples grade higher than this of
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle - PSA VG-EX 48047 - 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle - PSA VG-EX 4
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Graded by PSA VG-EX 4. Very well-centered example that looks nicer at first glance. Bears very small horizontal print line on front, with some moderat
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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1952-1953 Topps Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays PSA Graded Trio8048 - 1952-1953 Topps Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays PSA Graded Trio
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Three recently graded PSA cards, all with Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. Includes: 1952 Topps - 1 card, #261 Mays (PSA AUTH). 1953 Topps - 2 cards w
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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1952-1970 Topps PSA Graded Collection (14) with Ernie Banks RC8049 - 1952-1970 Topps PSA Graded Collection (14) with Ernie Banks RC
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Total of 14 recently graded PSA cards, almost all Hall of Famers with several high grade cards. Includes: 1952 - 1 card, #88 Feller (VG 3). 1954 - 4 c
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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1952-53 Topps Collection with Near 1953 Card Set and (7) PSA Graded8050 - 1952-53 Topps Collection with Near 1953 Card Set and (7) PSA Graded
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Includes: 1952 Topps - 99 cards w/#26 Irvin (VG/EX), 33 Spahn (GD/VG), 36 Hodges (GD/VG), 37 Snider (FR/GD), 65 Slaughter BB (VG), 88 Feller (PSA VG-E
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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1953 Bowman #59 Mickey Mantle8051 - 1953 Bowman #59 Mickey Mantle
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Graded by PSA GOOD 2. A very worthy collector grade card with even corner wear, and with a light crease which runs through Mantle's face.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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1953 Bowman Color #59 Mickey Mantle - PSA NM-MT 88052 - 1953 Bowman Color #59 Mickey Mantle - PSA NM-MT 8
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Graded by PSA NM-MT 8. The 1953 Bowman Color release is among the most popular sets in our hobby, and the offered example depicting Mickey Mantle disp
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 9,000.00
 
 
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