The new year will start with a bang for Maryland-based Huggins and Scott Auctions. Another 300-page, full-color catalog featuring 1,309 lots of sports and non-sports cards and memorabilia will be presented to thousands of bidders from around the world.
This auction will feature a revolutionary concept, designed to save bidders money and increase the profits for consignors. A graduated buyer’s premium will be instituted for this and all future auctions. The more an item sells for, the less the buyer’s premium for that item will be.
The scale will start at any item selling for under $1,300, which will have a 171/2 percent premium; between $1,300 and $4,750, a 15 percent premium will be added; between $5,000 and $9,500, a 121/2 percent premium; between $10,000 and $24,000, a 10 percent premium; between $25,000 and $47,500, a 71/2 percent premium; and for any item that hammers at $50,000 or more, only a 5 percent buyer’s premium will be added to the final bid price. With the economy in its current state, Huggins and Scott gets a bit from both sides, but the more an item sells for, the less the auction company needs. Bidders and consignors should find this new idea satisfying.
Memorabilia highlights for this auction include a stunning single-signed Babe Ruth baseball, PSA graded 6.5, and one of the most incredible multi-signed baseballs ever offered – a .400 hitters ball signed by Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Ted Williams, George Sisler and Bill Terry. Also look for a game-used bat collection that includes a 1953 Mickey Mantle, 1950 Joe DiMaggio, Gil Hodges, Frank Robinson and more; a staggering collection of game-used jerseys from noted hobbyist Ed Dolan; a Dwight Eisenhower single-signed baseball, personalized to Ted Williams; a game-used Whitey Ford glove with a sharp metal tack inserted in the pocket along with hand-written words alluding to modifying pitches via “cutting,” “Vaseline” and “Cheating;” a 2003 Derek Jeter game-used and signed Yankees jersey; a 1924 NFL Franchise certificate signed by Hall of Famer Joe Carr; a Christy Mathewson signed transfer sheet; a 1981 Dodgers player World Series trophy; a 1915 Philadelphia Phillies World Series press pin; a 1999 game-used Dan Marino jersey and much more.
In the card portion of the sale, highlights include one of the toughest tobacco cards in the industry: 1915 T214 Victory Tobacco Ty Cobb. This one has been graded a SGC 30 and is one of only three examples ever graded by either of the two major grading companies.
Other highlights include a newly discovered proof/variation of the 1948-49 Leaf Hal Newhouser card. This one is encapsulated by SGC and listed as a “prototype.” Also look for a pair of 1914 Cracker Jacks: Honus Wagner SGC 60 and Ty Cobb SGC 40, among many other groups of 1914 and 1915 Cracker Jacks; an attractive T227 Honest Ty Cobb SGC 20; a new find of E92 Croft’s Candy red-backs; a N162 Champions E. Beecher PSA 5 (first football card); and a 1965 Hogan’s Heroes graded near set (No. 1 on SGC registry, average 7.38).
Additionally, there will be a large number of newer autographed and insert cards including a number of 1-of-1s, printer plates, buy-backs and more. As with all auctions, there are a number of 1950s and 1960s complete sets ranging from mid-grade to high-grade, and individual graded cards including a 1951 Bowman Willie Mays PSA 7, 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente PSA 7, 1955 Sandy Koufax SGC 88, 1962 Lou Brock PSA 9 and many more.
This promises to be another tremendous sale from one of the fastest growing auction companies in the industry. Visit www.hugginsandscott.com to register, bid or to get a free catalog. The auction will begin on Jan. 18 and ends Feb. 4-5. To learn more about the upcoming auction, call (866) 462-2273.