Mastro Auction Lineup Starts With Classic Collector Sale

Mastro Auctions heads into the fall with an imposing lineup of high-end collecting opportunities on the schedule before the end of 2008. First up is a Classic Collector sale, a live sports auction in New York in early December, followed shortly by a Premier Auction that will close before ringing in the New Year.

"We are especially excited about our “Live Legends” auction at The Sports Museum of America – the new home of the Heisman Trophy – in New York City on Monday, Dec. 8,” said Doug Allen, COO and president of Mastro Auctions. The auction will feature two sessions. The first will focus on “Legends of the Gridiron,” and this portion will take place on the morning of Dec. 8. The second session, “Legends of the Diamond,” will occur in the afternoon on the same day. The two-part auction will include hundreds of artifacts comprising some of the world’s most coveted pieces of vintage football and baseball memorabilia – including a Heisman Trophy.

The Classic Collector sale, the first auction of Mastro’s year-end sales effort, will begin on Oct. 13 and conclude on Oct. 30. The Classic Collector Auction will feature 2,100 lots, each with an opening bid of $100. Specific highlights include:

–  Single-signed Ty Cobb ball, signed in green ink with inscription and date (1953) (shown at right)
–  1928-31 single-signed and inscribed Babe Ruth ball, red-and-blue-lace OAL Barnard ball
–  Late 1960s or early 1970s single-signed Roberto Clemente ball
–  1920s Hall of Famers and superstars multi-signed ball withRuth, Cobb and Johnson on OAL Johnson ball from 1910-25 labeling period. The black ink signatures include Jimmy Austin, Cobb, Eddie Collins, Stan Coveleski, Goose Goslin, Harry Hooper, Walter Johnson, Carl Mays, Stuffy McInnis, Steve O’Neill, Ruth, Ray Schalk, Everett Scott and George Sisler.
–  1927 Ruth and Lou Gehrig signed ball, 1926-34 Official Western League ball
–  1930s Hall of Famers and stars multi-signed  ball with 25 signatures), including Ruth and Cobb, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Jim Bottomley, Mickey Cochrane, Hughie Critz, KiKi Cuyler, Taylor Douthit, Horace Ford, Frank Frisch, Lefty Grove, Gabby Hartnett, George Kelly, Rabbit Maranville, Val Picinich, George Sisler, Tris Speaker, Lloyd Waner, Hack Wilson, and six others.
–  1929-30 Ruth and Bob Meusel signed Pacific Coast League ball
–  Circa 1933 All-Star team-signed ball with Ruth and Gehrig on the same panel, OAL Harridge ball, also with Heinie Manush, Joe Cronin Mule Haas, Al Simmons and Ernie Banks
–  1961 Yankees team-signed ball with 25 signatures, with Mickey Mantle (clubhouse) and Yogi Berra, Luis Arroyo, Johnny Blanchard, Clete Boyer, Bob Cerv, Tex Clevenger, Jim Coates, Bud Daley, Joe DeMaestri, Whitey Ford, Billy Gardner, Elston Howard, Charlie Keller, Tony Kubek, Hector Lopez, Roger Maris, Jack Reed, Hal Reniff, Bobby Richardson, Rollie Sheldon, Bill Skowron, Bill Stafford, Ralph Terry, and Bob Turley.
–  Sept. 24, 1961 Bob Gibson vs. Sandy Koufax game-used and inscribed ball
–  1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie, PSA 3
–  1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson rookie, PSA 6
–  1909-11 T206 White Border Jimmy Phelan, PSA 8
–  1909-11 T206 White Border Jake Pfeister, Throwing, “American Beauty” back, PSA 8, “1 of 1”
–  1911 T201 Double Folders Crawford/Cobb,  PSA 6
–  1940 Play Ball Joe Jackson, SGC 60
–  1923 V117 Maple Crispette Babe Ruth, SGC 40 (shown in inset photo at left)
–  1940 Play Ball Ted Williams, SGC 80
–  1910 T206 White Border Demmitt, St. Louis, PSA 1
–  1911 T205 Gold Border Walter Johnson, SGC 60
–  1910 T206 White Border Demmitt, St. Louis, SGC 20
–  1934 Goudey No. 37 Gehrig, PSA 4
–  1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb, Bat On Shoulder, PSA 4.5
–  1913 WG5 National Game Joe Jackson, PSA 8
–  1952 Topps Orestes Minoso rookie, PSA 8
–  1952 Topps Leo Durocher, PSA 8
–  1952 Topps Billy Hoeft, PSA 8
–  1954 Topps No. 250 Ted Williams, PSA 8
–  1940 Cincinnati  Team Issue Joseph Beggs, PSA 10
–  1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, PSA 3
–  1909-11 T206 White Border Larry Doyle Throwing, Brown “Hindu” Reverse, SGC 50
–  1965 Topps Joe Morgan rookie, PSA 9
–  1956 Topps Ted Williams, PSA 8
–  1911 T201 Double Folders Summers/Jennings, SGC 84
–  1948 Leaf Luke Appling, PSA 8
–  1967 Laughlin World Series No. 29 “1932 Yankees vs. Cubs”, PSA 10 “1 of 1”
–  1909 E101 “Set of 50” Honus Wagner, Batting, PSA 3
–  1909 E101 “Set of 50” Christy Matthewson (Mathewson), PSA 4
– 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Ned Hanlon, SGC 40
–  1940 Reds Team Issue Bill Myers, PSA 10, “1 of 1”
–  1973 Topps Carl Yastrzemski, PSA 9
–  1973 Topps Mike Schmidt rookie, PSA 9
–  1916 M101-4 Sporting News Blank Back No. 87 Joe Jackson, SGC Authentic
–  1910 E90-2 American Caramel Fred Clarke, SGC 50
–  1951 Topps Teams complete set (9), No. 5 on the PSA Set Registry
–  1908-1920s “E” Early Candy/Caramel collection
(67 different)
–  1934 Goudey PSA 7 collection (6 different)
–  1954 Red Heart SGC high-grade collection (10 diff.)
–  1914-15 E145 Cracker Jacks (32 different)
–  1940 Cincinnati Reds Team Issue, PSA-graded partial set (27/35)
–  1909-11 T206 White Border Hall of Famers PSA-graded Collection (8 different)
–  1888 R & S “Artistic Series” Baseball Die-Cuts SGC-graded complete set (10)
–  Hank Aaron 1968-70 Adirondack game-used and signed bat, PSA 4
–  Rocky Colavito 1961-63 H&B Pro model Bat, PSA 5
–  Willie Mays 1972-73 Adirondack game-used team index bat, PSA 6.5
–  1968 Tommy Davis White Sox game-worn home jersey
–  2000-02 Ken Griffey, Jr. game-used bat, cleats and batting glove
–  1987 Bill Buckner Red Sox game-worn and signed road jersey
–  Detroit Tigers 1968 World Champions team-signed photo (34 signatures)
–  Mantle-signed 8-by-10 photos collection (11 different)
–  1917 White Sox “World War I” News Service photo
–  Bobby Thomson 1950s “Famous Player” glove
–  1911 World Series Program at Brush Stadium
–  1916 World Series Program at Boston
–  1905 World Series Program at New York
–  1916 World Series Program at Boston
–  Effa Manley 1976 Negro Baseball … Before Integration  signed softcover book
–  Jackie Robinson signed 1947-66 Exhibit Arcade card
–  Ty Cobb 1954 two-page handwritten and signed letter to George Weiss
–  Mantle-signed 1952 Whiz Kids vs. Alba Aces Scorecard
–  Circa 1960 Yoo-Hoo Advertising Clock, signed by Berra
–  1950s Honus Wagner giant-sized and intact pictorial matchbook
–  1940s-60s Baseball Stadium Souvenir Pinbacks collection (22 different)
–  1952 Brooklyn “Bums” Willard Mullin original artwork
–  1932 St. Louis Cardinals “Old Judge Coffee” Calendar

Football
–  Walter Payton signed “A Legend Among Us” Commemorative Photographs Collection (49)
–  1911 Pennsylvania at Michigan football program
–  1930 ND Stadium “Dedication Game” panorama
–  1931 Notre Dame Championship large team photographic calendar
–  1950-1951 Bob Kelly (Player) Notre Dame monogrammed letterman’s sweater
–  1935 National Chicle Knute Rockne, PSA 6
–  1971 Topps  Terry Bradshaw rookie, PSA 8
–  1962 Topps  Fran Tarkenton SP rookie, PSA 8
–  Walter Camp 1893 Book of College Sports signed hardcover book
–  1972 World Champion Miami Dolphins team-signed football (42 signatures)

Basketball:
–  1948 Bowman George Mikan rookie, PSA 6
–  1997-2005 Kobe Bryant Refractor, Signature and Swatch cards collection (20), all PSA 10
–  1948 Bowman Joe Fulks rookie, PSA 8
–  1980-81 Topps “Scoring Leaders” Larry Bird/Magic Johnson rookie, PSA 9

Boxing:
–  1960s-80s Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali “Grab-Bag” memorabilia collection (26 items)
–  Muhammad Ali signed oversized photos (3)
–  1910 T225 Prize Fight Series No. 101 PSA-Graded complete set (25)

Hockey:
–  1910/11 C56 “Hockey Series” complete set (36), No. 10 on the PSA Set Registry
–  1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team signed 16-by-20 photo (21 signatures)
–  1911-12 C55 “Hockey Players” complete set (46), No. 11 on the PSA Set Registry
–  1924-25 C144 Champ’s Cigarettes “The Stanley Cup,” PSA 2 “1 of 1”

Americana and non-sport:
–  1932 Lambert & Butler “History of Aviation” complete set (25), No. 1 on the PSA Set Registry
–  1961 Barratt “Robin Hood” complete set (30), No. 1 on the PSA Set Registry
–  1972 Primrose “Superman” complete set (50), No. 1 on the PSA Set Registry
–  1935 C. & T. Bridgewater “Film Stars” 4th Series PSA-graded completeset (48)
–  1956 Topps “Elvis Presley” complete set (66)
–  1938 R69 Gum, Inc. “Horrors of War” No. 145 “Lake Dwellers ‘Sell Out’ …” PSA 8
–  1957 Barratt “Walt Disney Characters” 2nd Series complete set (50), No. 3 on the PSA Set Registry
–  Original John McCain artwork by Darryl Vlasak
–  Original Barack Obama artwork by Darryl Vlasak
–  1900 Bryan “Anti-Expansion” 11/2-inch Variety Presidential Campaign Pin
–  1860 Bell/Everett Jumbo Donut ferrotype
–  1844 Henry Clay portrait bandana
–  1856 Buchanan and Breckinridge campaign banner
–  1876 Washington/Lincoln Portraits American Centennial bandana
–  Presidential campaign buttons (378 items) from 1840 through the early 1970s
–  Two pages of unique, handwritten notes from William Howard Taft’s 1911 State of the Union speech
–  1910s Woodrow Wilson postcards collection (70)
–  Theodore Roosevelt 1903 signed military commission
–  Circa 1801 George Washington “America in Tears” Liverpool pitcher
–  John F. Kennedy 1960 signed “Kennedy Special” Dinner menu
–  Thomas Jefferson 1807 signed partially printed document (ships papers) in ornate framed display
–  1928 Charles Lindbergh “Flight Envelope” display
–  Orville Wright signed Kitty Hawk photo display
–  Gerald R. Ford signed “Warren Commission” JFK Assassination display
–  John D. Rockefeller 1888 “Standard Oil Trust” signed stock certificate
–  Harper Lee 1960 To Kill a Mockingbird signed first edition hardcover book
  
To register for Mastro Auctions’ October Classic Collector auction or to get more information, go to www.mastroauctions.com. For more information, call (630) 472-1200.

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