Long-standing private collections hit the market in Hunt’s auction catalog
Items from several baseball card collections and longtime memorabilia will be on the market for the first time starting Tuesday when Hunt Auctions opens its Premier Live event.
The catalog includes rare and popular vintage sports cards, photographs, autographs and objects used in games, with the first installment of the “Texas Collection” headlining. Organized over a 40-year period by a state collector, the collection includes a wide variety of valuable complete sets, character cards, high-quality specimens and rare numbers.
The anonymous collector has made an effort to constantly upgrade their sets with a few examples having second and third versions of the same sets depending on the quality of the condition. Copies of high-level Star and Rookie cards he acquired along the way will complement the defined population within the collection.
The mailing was large enough that items would be offered over the next few years in various Hunt Auctions catalogs.
Some of the items auctioned in the first installment include:
-1889 Poster advertising the Old Judge Baseball Round album (approximately $ 200,000 to $ 300,000)
-1911 T3 Ty Cobb Turkey Red Cabinet Card (PSA 4.5 VG-EX +) (Estimate of $ 10,000 to $ 15,000)
– Uncancelled 1933 R300 George C. Miller Ivy Andrews card (estimated $ 10,000 to $ 30,000)
-1938 Goudey Joe DiMaggio # 250 (PSA 6.5 EX / MT +) (Est. $ 5,000 – $ 10,000)
– 1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson full set (Est. $ 30,000 to $ 50,000)
-1948 Leaf Satchel Paige # 8 (PSA 5 EX) (Est. $ 20,000- $ 30,000)
-Many sets including: 1932 US Caramel, 1911 T-205, 1933 Delong, 1933 Sport Kings, 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter and 1911 T3 Turkey Red
Mark Klug Collection
Dr Mark S. Klug, known to his friends and family as “Doc”, was an avid collector throughout his life, starting as a young boy and continuing through a lifetime that l ‘took him on humanitarian missions where he helped provide medical care to people in underdeveloped nations.
Dr Klug passed away on November 29, 2019 and his collection is being offered to the public for the first time. It includes many unique high quality sets and cards that have never been rated before.
Highlights of the Klug collection:
-1952 Topps Mickey Mantle # 311 (SGC 6 EX / MT) (Est. $ 50,000- $ 100,000)
-Many sets to include: 1953 Topps, 1955 Topps, 1956 Topps, 1953 Bowman Color and 1963 Topps many of which are top quality.
In addition to the vintage collectible cards, the auction will feature another group of items from the Green Diamond Gallery collection, including autographed coins, in-game items, Hall of Fame photographs and autographs. . Originally on display at the Green Diamond Gallery in Montgomery, Ohio, many of the objects come with museum-quality framing.
Highlights of the Green Diamond Gallery collection:
-1994 Michael Jordan autographed the Birmingham Barons Professional Model Road Jersey (Est. $ 25,000 to $ 50,000)
– Autographed calling card from Cap Anson (Est. $ 7,500 – $ 15,000)
-1933 Autographed display of the New York Yankees team (Est. $ 4,000 to $ 6,000)
-2007 Albert Pujols autographed a professional baseball bat Est. $ 1,000 to $ 3,000)
The catalog is supplemented by installments from several ongoing collections of historic baseball photographs, including the Photo File Collection and a major African-American publication.
Notable original images include:
-1954 Photograph of Ernie Banks used for his Topps rookie card
-1958 Photograph of Bob Gibson used for his Topps rookie card
-Lots of images of Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson and sample T-205 cards with focus on photographers Charles Conlon, George Grantham Bain and Paul Thompson.
The auctions will open Monday afternoon at HuntAuctions.com and will run until August 26.