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Collectible Classics is back with 588-lot auction

After an absence of almost five years, Collectible Classics (CCA) has returned to the auction circuit with a 588-lot auction closing Oct. 29. Sports and non-sport cards, autographs and memorabilia are being offered.

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CCA suspended operations in January 2016 when Judy Burk, who conducted the auctions with her husband John, was left requiring 24-hour care following a moderate heart attack and a failed medical procedure. Judy passed away in February 2020.

John Burk credited several long-time collector friends with making the restart of CCA possible.

“Mike Wheat, John Butch and Lou Swartz made significant contributions to getting this auction together,” John said. “So did Kevin Binder, who hosts and maintains our website.”

John noted that Collectible Classics’ auctions are now online at www.auctionscc.net. Formerly, the auctions were at www.auctionsscc.com. 

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According to John, the auction covers a broad range of sports – baseball, football, basketball and hockey – and also auto and horse racing, golf, tennis, track and field, Olympics, rodeo and soccer. For non-sport collectors, the auction has cards, autographs, political and Washington, D.C., memorabilia, photographs, an art portfolio, sheet music, vinyl records, DVDs, Disneyana, early “Playboy” magazines, books and magazines.

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“As our auctions return,” John said, “I want to thank our customers and consignors who offered prayers, encouragement and support during the four-plus years of Judy’s illness and at her passing. A special thank you goes to our consignors for their patience.”

Collectible Classics specializes in collector lots typically selling for less than $200.

“Since our first auction in 2002,” John said, “each auction has normally had a nice selection of higher-end items. At the same time, many of our customers collect for enjoyment and are looking for affordable, collector-sized lots.”

John said CCA’s goal is to offer at least four auctions next year. He added that “the auctions will include many of the items, most related to football, that Judy and I collected over 45 years.”

Collectible Classics can be reached at john@auctionscc.net or at 724-446-3079.

Among the items in the current auction:

Lot 1 - Card Signed by Roberto Clemente and 25 Other 1971 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates.

Lot 4 – Scarce autograph of HoF Coach George Allen.

Lot 8- 1952 Topps Look ‘N See Near Set – 107 of 135.

Lot 10 - 1950s “PREMIERE Gum and Card Vendor” Vending Machine.

Lot 11 - Pittsburgh Pirates MLB "Cooperstown Teddy" from Cooperstown Bears.

Lot 50 - 1932 Denby Cigars Premium of the NFL Champion Chicago Bears.

Lot 244 - 51 Early 1900s Baseball Comic Postcards.

Lot 165 - 28 Different High-Grade 1962 Topps High Numbers – All Ex-m or Better, Two Graded by PSA.

Lot 362 - 1944 Wire Photo of Shirley Jameson, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Lot 433 - 1953 Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles Program.

Lot 458 - Original 1908 Sheet Music for “Take Me Out To the Ball Game.

Lot 491 - Grace Slick Autographed Autobiography “Somebody to Love?”

Lot 576 - Porcelain 10” Plate Commemorating Don Larsen’s 1956 World Series Perfect Game.

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