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The Oct. 10-20 MastroNet Classic Collector auction will feature more than 1,500 lots of sports and Americana items, with all of the lots opening with a minimum bid of $100.

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The auction will feature yet another installment of the John Branca Collection, one of the top graded-card collections in the hobby which has been a major component of several MastroNet sales over the past two years.

This installment from the collection includes a 1948-49 Leaf No.1 Joe DiMaggio SGC 80; a 1933 Goudey Sport Kings No. 1 Ty Cobb SGC 80 (shown inset center); a 1953 Topps Five-Cent unopened wax pack GAI 5 (shown lower left); a 1933 Goudey No. 92 Lou Gehrig PSA 7; 1910 T206 White Border Ray Demmitt St. Louis American SGC 40; a 1920 Babe Ruth “Headin’ Home” advertising piece (shown at left); 1912 S81 Turkish Trophies Large Silk premium Tris Speaker; an extremely rare 1909-11 T206 White Border “Tough Back” pair with “Drum” and “Lenox” graded SGC 40; a 1914 B18 Blanket collection (25), including two Ty Cobbs; a 1909-11 T206 White Border Ty Cobb Portrait Red Background with rare “Lenox” back GAI 2; an 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions complete baseball set (8); an 1888 N29 Allen & Ginter World’s Champions complete baseball set (6); and an 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter World’s Champions complete baseball set (10).

Football highlights include a 1922 Canton Bulldogs world champions framed team composite photograph; Frankford Yellow Jackets official program; 1922 Dayton Triangles program and team photo; 1931 Providence Steam Rollers vs. Green Bay Packers paper broadside; 1933 Green Bay Packers pictorial (with Curly Lambeau) cardboard schedule broadside; 1951 Green Bay Packers autographed football; 1956 Chicago Bears division champion autographed football; 1946 Chicago Bears world champions signed football; 1961 Chicago Black Hawks Stanley Cup Movado watch presented to Brian Shaw.

The auction boasts single-signed balls from the likes of Babe Ruth (Harridge), Gabby Hartnett, Lou Gehrig (pre-1934 OAL) and Ty Cobb, plus a 1911 hardbound edition of America’s National Game by A.G. Spalding, a 1910 Frank Chance Booster Club pin, Ryne Sandberg 1994 Chicago Cubs game-worn road jersey, and a Greg Maddux 2001 Atlanta Braves game-worn jersey.

Americana Highlights: 1789 George Washington “Long Live the President – GW” inaugural button with original shank; 1906 Theodore Roosevelt/ William Howard Taft signed appointment; 1945 Iwo Jima photo signed by flag raiser Charles W. Lindberg in framed display; pristine 1870 U.S. Grant signed pardon; 1824 James Monroe signed Presidential military appointment; 1900 Teddy Roosevelt signed book Hunting the Grisly; 1962 JFK signed typewritten letter; 1862 Abraham Lincoln Presidential commission; 1994 Tommy Lee Jones uniform from the film “Cobb”; circa 1921 Charlie Chaplin signed photo; circa 1912 Titanic figural brass barometer; and a 1974 “Little House on the Prairie” script signed by Michael Landon.

To register for MastroNet’s October Classic Collector auction or to get more information, go to Bidding begins on Oct. 10 and ends Oct. 20.