Spring 2015 Vintage Trading Cards Auction

ONLINE PREVIEW 03/12 - BIDDING BEGINS 03/19 - BIDDING ENDS 04/09

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Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its "Spring 2015 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 1,182 lots of important rarities, highest graded examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and complete sets. An online preview at www.gregbussineau.com, will begin on March 12th. Bidding will begin on Thursday, March 19th and will end on Thursday, April 9th. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on March 13th.

Highlights of the auction include:

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1909 E90-1 American Caramel Eddie Plank PSA EX-MT 6 - Tied for Finest PSA Example!
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Chief Bender (No Trees, American Beauty 350 - Factory No. 25 Reverse, No Frame) PSA EX-MT 6 - Finest PSA Example!
  • 1910 E96 Philadelphia Caramel Lot of 19 Cards - all SGC Graded - SMR Equivalent Value $6,080
  • 1910 E98 Set of 30 Hugh Jennings PSA NM 7 - Pop One Finest PSA Example!
  • 1910-12 P2 Sweet Caporal Pins Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 6.70 - 3rd Current Finest - SMR Value $18,479
  • 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 4.26 - SMR Value $5,785
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Christy Mathewson (Sweet Caporal Cigarettes Reverse) SGC NM 84
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Christy Mathewson (Sweet Caporal Cigarettes Reverse) PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Tris Speaker (Piedmont Cigarettes Reverse) PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets #9 Ty Cobb (Checklist Back) PSA GOOD+ 2.5
  • 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets #23 Nap Lajoie (Checklist Back) PSA VG-EX+ 4.5
  • 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets #42 Cy Young (Checklist Back) PSA VG-EX+ 4.5
  • 21 individual T3 Turkey Red cards - including many Hall-of-Famers - all PSA graded
  • 1912 S81 Silk #107 Ed Walsh Near Mint
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder Close at First - Ball/Stovall PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop Three!
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder Engle in a Close Play - Engle/Speaker PSA NM-MT 8 - Tied for Finest PSA Example!
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder Evers Makes a Safe Slide - Archer/Evers PSA NM-MT 8 - Tied for Finest PSA Example!
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder Hal Chase Too Late - McLean/Suggs PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop One Finest PSA Example!
  • 61 individual T202 Hassan Triple Folder cards - including many Hall-of-Famers and low-pop rarities - all PSA graded
  • 1914 Cracker Jack #32 Mordecai Brown SGC GOOD 30
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #73 Max Carey PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1916 BF-2 Felt Pennant Ty Cobb
  • 1916 BF-2 Felt Pennant Walter Johnson
  • 1916 Holmes to Homes Bread #28 Frank Chance PSA GOOD 2 - Pop One Only PSA Example!
  • 1921 Exhibits Geo.H. Babe Ruth PSA EX-MT 6
  • 1921 Herpolsheimer's Tris Speaker PSA EX-MT 6 - Pop One Finest PSA Example!
  • 1922 E121 American Caramel Series of 120 Walter Johnson PSA EX 5
  • 1933 DeLong #23 Lefty Grove PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1935 Diamond Stars #39 Carl Hubbell PSA MINT 9
  • 1935 Goudey #2A Carleton/Dean/Frisch/Orsatti PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop One Finest PSA Example!
  • 1939 Play Ball #26 Joe DiMaggio PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1939 Play Ball #92 Ted Williams PSA NM-MT 8

Post-War Baseball:

  • 1949 Bowman #60 Yogi Berra PSA MINT 9
  • 1949 Bowman #214 Richie Ashburn PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1949 Bowman #224 Satchell Paige SGC NM+ 86
  • 1949 Bowman Baseball Complete Set (Plus Four Variations) - Partially PSA Graded - SMR Value $12,782
  • 1952 Red Man Tobacco w/ Tab #23A Ted Williams PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays SGC NM/MT 88
  • 1952 Topps #333 Pee Wee Reese PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1952 Topps #377 Chuck Dressen PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1953 Topps #1 Jackie Robinson PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1953 Topps #43 Gil McDougald PSA NM-MT+ 8.5
  • 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA EX-MT 6
  • 1953 Topps #220 Satchell Paige PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1953 Topps #258 Jim Gilliam PSA NM-MT 8
  • 194 individual high-grade 1953 Topps baseball cards - including many Hall-of-Famers and low-pop rarities - all PSA graded
  • 1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1954 Bowman #66 Ted Williams PSA NM 7
  • 1954 Bowman Baseball Complete Set (With Both #66 Cards) - Partially PSA Graded - SMR Value $7,492
  • 1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips Duke Snider PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1954 Red Heart Stan Musial PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1954 Topps #201 Al Kaline PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1954 Wilson Franks Bob Feller PSA EX-MT 6
  • 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA NM 7
  • 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente SGC NM 84
  • 1955 Topps Double Headers #69 Ted Williams/Hal Smith SGC MINT 96
  • 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle (Gray Back) PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1956 Topps Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 7.00 - SMR Value $16,558
  • 1957 Topps #95 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1957 Topps Baseball Complete Master Set - Partially PSA Graded - SMR Value $9,702
  • 1958 Hires Root Beer w/ Tab #61 Duke Snider PSA NM-MT+ 8.5 - Pop Two!
  • 1960 Bell Brand Dodgers Sandy Koufax Cello Pack PSA NM 7
  • 1960 Fleer Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.06 - SMR Value $2,571
  • 1960 Leaf #1 Luis Aparicio (Large Portrait) PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1960 Leaf #23 Joey Jay (Large Portrait) PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1960 Topps #250 Stan Musial PSA MINT 9
  • 1961 Topps #429 Al Kaline PSA MINT 9
  • 1963 Fleer #8 Carl Yastrzemski PSA MINT 9
  • 1963 Topps #250 Stan Musial PSA MINT 9
  • 1963 Topps #537 Rookie Stars - Pete Rose PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1964 Topps #541 Braves Rookies - Phil Niekro PSA GEM MT 10
  • 1964 Topps Stand-Up Complete Set - Partially PSA Graded - SMR Value $7,950
  • 1965 Topps #300 Sandy Koufax PSA MINT 9
  • 1965 Topps Baseball Near Set (513 of 598) - Mostly PSA Graded (490 of 513) - SMR Value $9,294
  • 1966 Venezuela Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA EX 5
  • 1967 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA MINT 9
  • 1967 Topps #250 Hank Aaron PSA MINT 9
  • 1967 Topps #400 Bob Clemente PSA MINT 9
  • 1967 Topps #569 AL Rookies - Rod Carew PSA MINT 9
  • 1967 Topps #570 Maury Wills PSA MINT 9
  • 23 individual 1967 Topps baseball cards all PSA GEM MINT 10
  • 1968 Topps Baseball Partial Set (385 of 598) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.94 - SMR Value $16,530
  • 1968 Topps Action Stickers #7 Mickey Mantle with Carew, McCovey, and Williams Near Mint - Mint
  • 1968 Topps Action Stickers #10 Hank Aaron with Mantle, Hunter, and Gibson Near Mint
  • 1970 Topps #640 Al Kaline PSA GEM MT 10
  • 1971 Topps #180 Al Kaline PSA MINT 9
  • 1972 Topps #600 Al Kaline PSA GEM MT 10
  • 1975 Topps #223 Robin Yount PSA MINT 9
  • 1975 Topps Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 9.29 - 2nd Current Finest - SMR Value $52,872
  • 1975 Topps Mini #4 Al Kaline '74 Highlights PSA GEM MT 10
  • 1977 Chong Modesto A's #5 Ricky Henderson (Rickey) PSA EX-MT 6

Other Sports:

  • 1958 Topps Football Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 7.58 - SMR Value $6,024
  • 1958 Topps CFL Football Complete Set - Mostly PSA Graded (82 of 88) - Weighted GPA 6.86 - 4th Current Finest
  • 1969 Topps Football Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.21 - 7th Current Finest - SMR Value $7,905
  • 1969 Topps Basketball #25 Lew Alcindor PSA MINT 9
  • 1980 Topps Basketball Scoring Leader - Bird/Erving/Johnson PSA MINT 9
  • 1951 Parkhurst Hockey #66 Gordie Howe SGC NM/MT 88
  • 1979 O-Pee-Chee Hockey #18 Wayne Gretzky PSA NM-MT 8

Non-Sports:

  • 75 individual high-grade 1935 Mickey Mouse cards - including many low-pop rarities - all PSA graded
  • 30 individual high-grade 1938 Horrors of War cards - including #277 Hitler's Border Tour Raises Scare NM-MT 8 and #284 Germany's Amazing Mobile Big Gun NM-MT 8 - all PSA graded.
  • 1940 R83 Gum Inc. Lone Ranger Complete Set (Plus Wrapper) - Mostly PSA Graded (46 of 48) - PSA Weighted GPA 5.45 - SMR Value $4,147
  • 1961 Fleer Pirates Bold Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.58 - 2nd Current Finest - SMR Value $4,155
  • 1964 Primrose Confectionery Bugs Bunny Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 9.06 - 1st Current Finest

Complete and Partial Sets:

  • A total of 78 different complete and partial baseball, football, basketball, boxing, and non-sports sets from 1910 To 1979.

Full color catalogs are available free of charge through GBSR's website at www.gregbussineau.com. Online registration can also be done at www.gregbussineau.com. Lots are available to be viewed in person at GBSR's Traverse City, Michigan office. Viewing is by appointment only and anyone interested should call (231) 922-8037.

Use a Consignment Advance Credit to Offset Your Auction Winnings: If you'd like to increase your buying power for this auction, we invite you to submit a consignment to our Summer 2015 Auction (July 2nd - July 23rd, 2015). We'll be happy to issue you a cash advance credit that can be applied directly against your invoice. A 0% seller's fee is available to all GBSR registered bidders. We will issue you a credit equal to 40% of the SMR value for almost any vintage PSA or SGC graded card or set. Feel free to call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037, or email him at gb@gregbussineau.com to discuss further.

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