Heritage Auctions has launched its largest trading card auction in years, featuring more than 2,000 lots of cardboard commemoratives from a vast array of eras, sports and brands. Most notable in this event is the debut offering of The David Hall T206 Collection, featuring the most comprehensive compilation of entries and rare backs from the celebrated tobacco issue ever assembled.
“This is our first three-session sports card auction,” said Chris Ivy, director of Sports Auctions for Heritage. “It will close on consecutive nights from July 18-20, and we’ll be accepting consignments at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago for those who might wish to submit as payment toward invoices.”
The post-war era’s most celebrated ballplayer will garner several of the sale’s highest prices once the final hammer falls, with three Mickey Mantle entries – 1953 Topps, PSA 9, 1951 Bowman, PSA 8, and 1952 Topps, PSA 7 – each expected to deliver six-figure results.
Noteworthy entries from the first great bubble gum issue include a PSA 8 example of Babe Ruth #144 and an uncut sheet of 1933 Goudeys.
Top-ranked PSA registry sets include the 1910-12 P2 Sweet Caporal Baseball Pin set, the 1911 T212-3 Obak PCL issue and an ultra-rare 1935 Schutter-Johnson Candy near set.
Heritage will also provide collectors of modern cardboard with its widest array of options in a Heritage catalog to date: dozens of 21st century rarities celebrating such active superstars as Mike Trout, Stephen Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Other highlights include:
• Extremely Rare C. 1866 Grotecloss Studio “Union of Morrisania” Team CDV, SGC Authentic
• 1902-11 W600 Sporting Life – Type 1 Honus Wagner (Street Clothes), PSA 4
• 1909-11 T206 Hindu-Red Ty Cobb (Red Portrait), PSA 4 – One of only Six Known
• 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/30 Eddie Plank, PSA 3
• A scarce 1933 Butter Cream Babe Ruth, PSA 5