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Only Known Mays Punch-Out Among Huggins and Scott Treasures

Among the highlights in Huggins and Scott's March auction is a near complete T206 set, pieces of the Richie Ashburn collection and the only known example of the Wille Mays 1966 Topps Punch-out.
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The Maryland-based Huggins and Scott Auctions is looking to bring more treasures and rarities to the market win its upcoming Mar. 30-31 auction that will offer more than 850 consigned lots of vintage and modern sports cards and memorabilia. The two-week auction kicks off Mar. 16, and is being conducted by phone – (866) 462-2273 and via the company’s website at

The auction begins with a near complete 1909-11 T206 tobacco card set. The set includes the O’Hara variation, all four Ty Cobb cards and is missing just five of the toughest variations.

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Following “The Monster” is the “Mount Rushmore” of autographed cards, with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt signatures on a 2008 Upper Deck insert card.

As per Huggins & Scott tradition, this auction includes an exemplary list of unique, rare and vintage baseball memorabilia. That group is highlighted by the second installment of the Richie Ashburn Collection. This section of the catalog includes Ashburn’s 1993 NL Championship ring given to him as half of the announcing team, the original Perez-Steele Hall of Fame postcard artwork that hung at the Hall of Fame during his induction and Ashburn’s game-worn 1948 rookie year cap.

A superb selection of autographed items is highlighted by a Babe Ruth single-signed baseball (PSA 6), a 1979 Thurman Munson single-signed baseball (likely his last autograph, ever), a Willie Stargell game-worn and signed pillbox Pirates cap and a 1968 Chicago Bears team-signed football with George Halas, Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers.

Other rare artifacts in this auction include a selection of rare Willie Mays cards that includes the only known 1966 Topps Punch-outs, a 1958 Hires Root Beer with the tab, an uncut Briggs Meats panel and several other test issues, prototypes and Mays memorabilia.

Game-used items include a 1989 Old-Timers Mickey Mantle Yankees worn jersey; a Joe Namath 1977 Los Angeles Rams jersey; game-used bats of Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, Richie Ashburn, Harmon Killebrew and more; a very difficult Wayne Gretzky brushed aluminum 1989 stick; a Jerry Rice Oakland Raiders helmet and a Super Bowl-worn Dallas Cowboys helmet.

A tremendous collection has come from a bat boy from the 1964-66 Baltimore Orioles that contains jerseys, photographs, signatures and bats from the 1966 World Champion Orioles.

As with most of Huggins and Scott auctions, they will have a large number of vintage cards from all sports, as well as an incredible collection of newer, modern insert/relic cards with complete autographed sets and a variety of other (1-of-1) cards and parallels.

A terrific selection of graded cards is highlighted by a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie PSA 7 (oc), 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8, 1955 Sandy Koufax rookie PSA 8, T206 Sherry Magie (error) PSA 3, T207 Louis Lowdermilk PSA 5 (mc) and a tremendous collection of high-grade 1923 Walter Mails card game with a Walter Johnson (SGC 96).

To learn more about the upcoming auction, go to or call (866) 462-2273.