Lee Noblet, a little-known baseball player in the 1930s and 1940s, became known as a local historian to his friends in Halifax, Pa. Noblet’s passions for baseball and history led to his collecting a vast number of vintage baseball cards.
Now, collectors will have a chance at obtaining those precious cards. Noblet’s collection of hundreds of cards from 1909 to 1912 will be auctioned in the Baseball Card and Ephemera Auction by Cordier Auctions in Harrisburg, Pa., from July 31 to Aug. 15.
Noblet was a pitcher and was recruited to play in the minor leagues for the Cardinals’ farm team and others. He passed away in 1990 at age 82. A friend is the executrix of the estate and has put the collection up for auction.
The collection includes an E121 American Caramel George Ruth with a PSA grade of 7, and a T207 1912 Walter Johnson with a PSA grade of 6.
There are also three T205 Ty Cobbs, an E-90-2 American Caramel Honus Wagner, and a T205 Christy Mathewson.
Higher-value cards have been PSA graded; some lower-value cards will be offered in groups of three. For those that have their fill of T205s, there are more than a dozen Hassan T202 triple folds, and more than 10 T3 1911 Turkey Reds, including a PSA 3 Cy Young.
The auction has more than just baseball cards. Most notable are an autographed scorecard by Babe Ruth and numerous Sweet Caporal Pins.
Check out CordierAuction.com for more details.