Events Schedule

Date Event Location
07/30/14 - 08/03/14 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention Cleveland, Ohio - Booth 1000-1004
11/13/14 - 12/04/14 Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Fall 2014 Auction Internet/Catalog

 

News Releases

 

June 16, 2014: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its Summer 2014 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

March 31, 2014: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Spring 2014 Auction

February 13, 2014: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its Spring 2014 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

December 11, 2013: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Fall 2013 Auction

October 31, 2013: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its Fall 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

August 8, 2013: Two Important Announcements from Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities

August 1, 2013: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Summer 2013 Auction

June 17, 2013: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its Summer 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

April 16, 2013: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Spring 2013 Auction

February 28, 2013: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its Spring 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

December 10, 2012: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Fall 2012 Auction

October 30, 2012: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its Fall 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

July 29, 2012: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Summer 2012 Auction

June 21, 2012: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its Summer 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

April 9, 2012: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Spring 2012 Auction

March 1, 2012: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its Spring 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

December 7, 2011: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Fall 2011 Auction

October 27, 2011: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its Fall 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

July 27, 2011: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Summer 2011 Auction

June 13, 2011: Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its Summer 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

February 1, 2011: Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Winter 2011 Auction

December 17, 2010: Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Their Winter 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

September 2, 2010: Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Their Summer 2010 Auction

July 15, 2010: Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Their Summer 2010 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

February 5, 2010: Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Their Winter 2010 Auction

December 15, 2009: Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Their Winter 2010 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

September 1, 2009: Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Their Summer 2009 Auction

June 25, 2009: Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Their Summer 2009 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

April 2, 2009: Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Their Inaugural Catalog/Internet Auction

February 19, 2009: Legacy Sports Rarities Puts Finishing Touches On Their March 7th - 28th Auction

December 2, 2008: Legacy Sports Rarities Has Announced Their Inaugural Catalog Auction


For immediate release: June 16, 2014

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces
Its Summer 2014 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its "Summer 2014 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 714 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 June 26th. Bidding will begin on Thursday, July 3rd and will end on Thursday, July 24th. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on June 27th.

Highlights of the auction include:

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Cap Anson SGC EX 60
  • 1907 E97 C.A. Briggs Co. Lozenge Amby McConnell PSA NM 7
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Carl Lundgren (Chicago, Piedmont 150 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA EX-MT 6
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Christy Mathewson (Dark Cap, Sweet Caporal 350-460 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA NM 7
  • 1911 M116 Sporting Life Walter Johnson PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Christy Mathewson (Piedmont Cigarettes Reverse) SGC NM+ 86
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder Caught Asleep Off First - Bresnahan/Harmon PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder Chief Bender Waiting for a Good One - Bender/Thomas PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder Devlin Gets His Man - Mathewson/Meyers PSA NM 7
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder Good Play at Third - Cobb/Moriarty PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder Engle in a Close Play - Engle/Speaker PSA NM+ 7.5
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder Speaker Almost Caught - Clarke/Miller PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1916 Famous & Barr Co. #90 Walter Johnson PSA EX-MT 6
  • 1916 M101-4 Sporting News #91 Walter Johnson PSA EX-MT 6
  • 1916 M101-4 Sporting News #97 Napoleon Lajoie PSA NM 7
  • 1916 M101-5 Sporting News #166 George Sisler (Blank Back) PSA NM 7
  • 1921 E121 American Caramel Series of 80 Rogers Hornsby PSA EX-MT 6
  • 1921 W551 Ty Cobb (Hand Cut) PSA MINT 9
  • 1932 US Caramel #1 Eddie Collins PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1932 US Caramel #17 Al Simmons PSA NM-MT+ 8.5
  • 1933 Goudey Near Set (235 of 240) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 4.11
  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #2 Babe Ruth SGC NM/MT 88
  • 1934 Batter-Up #30 Bill Dickey PSA NM-MT+ 8.5
  • 1938 Goudey #249 Jimmy Foxx SGC NM/MT 88
  • 1938 Goudey #264 Bob Feller SGC NM/MT 88
  • 1938 Goudey #273 Jimmie Foxx SGC NM/MT 88

Post-War Baseball:

  • 1948 Leaf #106 Lou Boudreau PSA MINT 9
  • 1948 Leaf Baseball Near Set (100 of 101) Plus 2 Color Variations - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 5.40 - 8th Current Finest
  • 1949 Bowman #224 Satchell Paige PSA MINT 9
  • 1951 Bowman Baseball Near Set (289 of 324) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 7.49
  • 1952 Topps #48 Joe Page (Sain Bio, Black Back) PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1952 Topps #314 Roy Campanella PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1953 Topps #211 J.W. Porter PSA GEM MT 10
  • 1954 Bowman #170 Duke Snider SGC MINT 96
  • 1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips Bob Feller PSA MINT 9
  • 1954 Red Heart Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.17 - 7th Current Finest
  • 1954 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA NM-MT+ 8.5
  • 1954 Topps #201 Al Kaline PSA MINT 9
  • 1955 Red Man Tobacco w/ Tabs #10N Warren Spahn PSA MINT 9
  • 1955 Topps #28 Ernie Banks PSA MINT 9
  • 1956 Topps #130 Willie Mays (Gray Back) PSA MINT 9
  • 1957 Topps Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.12 - 11th Current Finest
  • 1958 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle SGC MINT 96
  • 1959 Topps #360 Al Kaline PSA MINT 9
  • 1959 Topps #564 Mickey Mantle All Star PSA MINT 9
  • 1960 Topps #566 Hank Aaron All Star PSA MINT 9
  • 1961 Kahn's Wieners #8 Roberto Clemente PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1961 Topps Baseball Rack-Pack with Roger Maris Card Showing - BBCE Authenticated
  • 1963 Kahn's Wieners Roberto Clemente PSA MINT 9
  • 1963 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle SGC NM/MT+ 92
  • 1963 Topps #540 Bob Clemente PSA MINT 9
  • 1963 Topps #537 Pete Rose Rookie SGC MINT 96
  • 1964 Topps Stand-Up Sandy Koufax PSA MINT 9
  • 1964 Topps Stand-Up Carl Yastrzemski PSA MINT 9
  • 1965 Topps #205 Warren Spahn PSA GEM MT 10
  • 1965 Topps #266 Bert Campaneris All-Star Rookie PSA GEM MT 10
  • 1965 Topps #510 Ernie Banks PSA GEM MT 10
  • 1965 Topps #581 Tony Perez SGC GEM 98
  • 1966 Topps #126 Jim Palmer PSA MINT 9
  • 1966 Topps #300 Bob Clemente PSA MINT 9
  • 1967 Topps Punch-Outs Luis Aparicio PSA MINT 9
  • 1967 Topps #100 Frank Robinson PSA GEM MT 10
  • 1968 Topps #80 Rod Carew All-Star Rookie PSA GEM MT 10
  • 1972 Topps #79 72 Red Sox Rookies - German/Cooper/Fisk PSA MINT 9
  • 1974 Topps #280 Carl Yastrzemski PSA GEM MT 10
  • 1975 Topps #230 Catfish Hunter PSA GEM MT 10
  • 1975 Topps Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 9.14 - 6th Current Finest
  • 1992 Little Sun Derek Jeter PSA/DNA CERTIFIED GEM MT 10

Other Sports:

  • 1948 Bowman Football #22 Sammy Baugh SGC MINT 96
  • 1948 Bowman Football #26 Bob Waterfield PSA MINT 9
  • 1969 Topps Basketball #25 Lew Alcindor PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1951 Parkhurst Hockey #52 The Winning Goal PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1951 Parkhurst Hockey #61 Terry Sawchuk PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1951 Parkhurst Hockey #63 Alex Delvecchio PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1958 Parkhurst Hockey Near Set (47 of 50) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.18
  • 1959 Parkhurst Hockey Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.32 - 2nd Current Finest
  • 1960 Parkhurst Hockey Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.44 - 3rd Current Finest
  • 1985 O-Pee-Chee Hockey #9 Mario Lemieux PSA GEM MT 10
  • 1947 D. Cummings & Sons Famous Fighters Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.45 - 3rd Current Finest
  • 1910 T218 Champions Complete Set of Boxers - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 7.14
  • 1910 T218 Champions Complete Set Without Boxers - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 6.52

Non-Sports:

  • 1935 R89 Gum Inc. Mickey Mouse #1 Let's Make Hoop-ee! (Type II) PSA NM 7
  • 1935 R89 Gum Inc. Mickey Mouse #18 Take It! You'll… (Type II) PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1935 R89 Gum Inc. Mickey Mouse #85 I Saw That Wood… (Type II) PSA NM-MT 8
  • Many other high-grade Mickey Mouse cards
  • 1938 R69 Gum Inc. Horrors of War #158 Planes Dump Explosives in Lerida School PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1938 R69 Gum Inc. Horrors of War #243 Soviet Cutter Lands on Island in Jap Clash PSA NM-MT 8
  • 1938 R69 Gum Inc. Horrors of War #249 Japs' German-type Guns Reply to Soviets PSA NM-MT 8
  • Many other high-grade Horrors of War cards
  • 1940 Gum Inc. Superman #61 Through the Mine Field PSA NM+ 7.5
  • Many other high-grade Superman cards
  • 1964 O-Pee-Chee Beatles Black & White - all six PSA GEM MINT 10 examples.

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 Fall 2014 Auction (November 13th - December 4th, 2014). 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.


For immediate release: March 31, 2014

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces
Successful Completion of Its Spring 2014 Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Spring 2014 catalog/internet auction event. Based on preliminary sales results, the auction generated total prices realized of $803,556. There were 5,063 registered bidders, 489 active bidders, and 245 different winning bidders. A total of 736 lots were featured, of which 735 (99.9%) sold. There were 4,810 bids placed, for an average of 6.5 bids per lot.

The following ten lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 136 - 1917 Collins-McCarthy #147 Babe Ruth (Blank Back) PSA 5 -- $65,040
  2. Lot 466 - 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA 8 -- $19,920
  3. Lot 187 - 1938 Goudey #274 Joe DiMaggio PSA 8 -- $19,440
  4. Lot 507 - 1957 Topps Complete Set (Plus Six Checklists/Contest Cards/Variations) - Mostly PSA/SGC Graded (317 of 413) -- $13,920
  5. Lot 571 - 1964 Topps Near Set (557 of 587) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.01 -- $13,860
  6. Lot 573 - 1965 Topps Near Set (551 of 598) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.01 -- $13,260
  7. Lot 587 - 1966 Topps Near Set (533 of 598) - Mostly PSA Graded (532 of 533) - Weighted GPA 8.01 -- $12,120
  8. Lot 4 - 1888 N29 Allen & Ginter William Ewing PSA 9 -- $11,400
  9. Lot 588 - 1967 Topps Near Set (515 of 609) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.01 -- $10,920
  10. Lot 38 - 1909-11 T206 Rube Waddell (Portrait, Old Mill Reverse) PSA 8 -- $9,480

The following eleven lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 6 - 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Mike Kelly (Portrait - No Cap, Chicago on Shirt) SGC 55 -- 37 bids
  2. Lot 466 - 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA 8 -- 37 bids
  3. Lot 136 - 1917 Collins-McCarthy #147 Babe Ruth (Blank Back) PSA 5 -- 34 bids
  4. Lot 1 - 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Adrian C. Anson PSA 7 -- 22 bids
  5. Lot 38 - 1909-11 T206 Rube Waddell (Portrait, Old Mill Reverse) PSA 8 -- 22 bids
  6. Lot 598 - 1968 Topps #247 Johnny Bench Rookie PSA 10 -- 22 bids
  7. Lot 4 - 1888 N29 Allen & Ginter William Ewing PSA 9 -- 21 bids
  8. Lot 28 - 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson (Portrait, Sweet Caporal 150 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 6 -- 20 bids
  9. Lot 187 - 1938 Goudey #274 Joe DiMaggio PSA 8 -- 20 bids
  10. Lot 195 - 1938 Goudey #288 Bob Feller PSA 8 -- 20 bids
  11. Lot 560 - 1962 Topps #387 Lou Brock Star Rookie PSA 9 -- 20 bids

Pre-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 1 - 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Adrian C. Anson PSA 7 at $6,840, Lot 4 - 1888 N29 Allen & Ginter William Ewing PSA 9 at $11,400, Lot 6 - 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Mike Kelly (Portrait - No Cap, Chicago on Shirt) SGC 55 at $4,620, Lot 7 - 1887 N284 Buchner Gold Coin Charles Comiskey PSA 7 at $3,780, Lot 14 - 1909 T204 Ramly Cigarettes Chief Bender SGC 84 at $6,600, Lot 20 - 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (Bat Off Shoulder, El Principe De Gales Reverse) PSA 4 at $2,580, Lot 28 - 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson (Portrait, Sweet Caporal 150 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 6 at $4,980, Lot 38 - 1909-11 T206 Rube Waddell (Portrait, Old Mill Reverse) PSA 8 at $9,480, Lot 46 - 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets #9 Ty Cobb (Checklist Back) PSA 4 at $7,800, Lot 54 - 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets #42 Cy Young (Checklist Back) PSA 5 at $5,040, Lot 58 - 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets #47 Frank Chance (Checklist Back) PSA 5 at $2,940, Lot 84 - 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets Walter Johnson (Turkey Red Back) PSA 5 at $4,920, Lot 128 - 1912 T202 Ty Cobb Steals Third - Cobb/Moriarity PSA 7 at $5,160, Lot 130 - 1912 T202 Too Late for Devlin - Devlin/Mathewson (Rustlers) PSA 6 at $2,430, Lot 133 - 1915 Cracker Jack #37 Grover Alexander PSA 8 at $7,560, Lot 136 - 1917 Collins-McCarthy #147 Babe Ruth (Blank Back) PSA 5 at $65,040, Lot 137 - 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #2 Babe Ruth SGC 84 at $7,320, Lot 140 - 1933 Goudey #31 Tony Lazzeri PSA 8 at $6,600, Lot 154 - 1933 Goudey #154 Jimmy Foxx PSA 8 at $8,760, Lot 165 - 1938 Goudey #241 Charlie Gehringer PSA 8 at $2,820, Lot 187 - 1938 Goudey #274 Joe DiMaggio PSA 8 at $19,440, and Lot 195 - 1938 Goudey #288 Bob Feller PSA 8 at $8,040.

Post-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 214 - 1948 Leaf #138 Larry Doby PSA 8 at $5,880, Lot 241 - 1950 Bowman #22 Jackie Robinson PSA 8 at $5,160, Lot 406 - 1953 Glendale Hot Dogs Ned Garver PSA 6 at $2,310, Lot 408 - 1953 Glendale Hot Dogs Ray Herbert PSA 7 at $2,550, Lot 410 - 1953 Glendale Hot Dogs Dave Madison PSA 7 at $2,310, Lot 461 - 1955 Topps #117 Mel Roach PSA 10 at $3,900, Lot 466 - 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA 8 at $19,920, Lot 509 - 1958 Topps #70 Al Kaline (Yellow Name) PSA 9 at $5,340, Lot 524 - 1959 Topps #50 Willie Mays PSA 9 at $2,340, Lot 560 - 1962 Topps #387 Lou Brock Star Rookie PSA 9 at $6,600, Lot 589 - 1967 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 at $3,180, and Lot 598 - 1968 Topps #247 Johnny Bench Rookie PSA 10 at $9,000.

Other Sports Highlights include: Lot 699 - 1951 Parkhurt Hockey #1 Elmer Lach PSA 8 at $2,820, Lot 700 - 1954 Topps Hockey #8 Gordie Howe SGC 88 at $2,760, and Lot 701 - 1887 N28 Allen & Ginters John L. Sullivan (Pugilists) PSA 7 at $1,170.

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the GBSR website at www.gregbussineau.com. Any revisions to the above results will appear on the "Auction Archives" section of the GBSR website approximately 45 days after the closing date of the auction.

GBSR's next auction is scheduled for Summer 2014, and will run between July 3rd and July 24th, 2014. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale. A special limited time offer with substantial incentives is currently available to early consignors. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037, or email him at gb@gregbussineau.com.

If you’re not on the GBSR mailing list, and would like to receive a catalog for the next sale, just go to the website at www.gregbussineau.com and click on "Request a Catalog." You can also register to bid online, and sign up to receive email updates on future auctions.


For immediate release: February 13, 2014

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its
Spring 2014 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its "Spring 2014 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 736 lots of important rarities, highest graded examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and complete sets. Bidding will begin on Thursday, February 27th and will end on Thursday, March 20th. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on February 21st. An online preview, at www.gregbussineau.com, will begin on February 20th.

Highlights of the auction include:

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Adrian C. Anson PSA 7
  • 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Timothy Keefe SGC 84
  • 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter William Ewing PSA 7
  • 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter William Ewing PSA 9
  • 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Dan Brouthers PSA 7
  • 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Mike Kelly (Portrait - No Cap, Chicago on Shirt) SGC 55
  • 1887 N284 Buchner Gold Coin Charles Comiskey PSA 7
  • 1909 T204 Ramly Cigarettes Chief Bender SGC 84
  • 1909 T204 Ramly Cigarettes Frank Chance PSA 6
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Ty Cobb (Bat Off Shoulder, El Principe De Gales Reverse) PSA 4
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Rube Waddell (Portrait, Old Mill Reverse) PSA 8
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Frank Chance (Piedmont Reverse) PSA 8
  • 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets - PSA Graded Set Break - Part 2 (#'s 9, 36-50, 77-126). Includes: Ty Cobb VG-EX 4, Tris Speaker VG-EX 4, Rube Waddell EX 5, Vic Willis EX 5, Cy Young EX 5, Frank Chance EX 5, Frank Baker EX 5, Chief Bender EX 5, Eddie Collins EX 5, Walter Johnson EX 5, Willie Keeler VG-EX 4, Bobby Wallace EX 5, and Ed Walsh VG-EX 4.
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder Too Late for Devlin - Devlin/Mathewson (Rustlers) PSA 6
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #37 Grover Alexander PSA 8
  • 1916 Famous & Barr Co. #42 Sam Crawford PSA 7
  • 1916 Famous & Barr Co. #110 Rube Marquard PSA 7
  • 1917 Collins-McCarthy #147 Babe Ruth (Blank Back) PSA 5... The Finest PSA Graded Example!!
  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #2 Babe Ruth SGC 84
  • 1933 Goudey #19 Bill Dickey SGC 88
  • 1933 Goudey #31 Tony Lazzeri PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig SGC 84
  • 1933 Goudey #154 Jimmy Foxx PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey #166 Sam West PSA 8.5
  • 1935 Diamond Stars #39 Carl Hubbell PSA 9
  • 1934 Goudey #61 Lou Gehrig PSA 8
  • 1938 Goudey #241 Charlie Gehringer PSA 8
  • 1938 Goudey #250 Joe DiMaggio PSA 7
  • 1938 Goudey #273 Jimmy Foxx PSA 8
  • 1938 Goudey #274 Joe DiMaggio PSA 8
  • 1938 Goudey #288 Bob Feller PSA 8

Post-War Baseball:

  • 1947 Bond Bread Exhibits Jackie Robinson PSA 5
  • 1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson - Selection of five different PSA or SGC graded cards from this scarce issue.
  • 1948 Leaf #138 Larry Doby PSA 8
  • 1950 Bowman - High Grade PSA Set Break - Includes: #s 1 Mel Parnell NM-MT 8, 6 Bob Feller NM-MT 8, 11 Phil Rizzuto MINT 9, 19 Warren Spahn NM-MT 8, 21 Pee Wee Reese NM-MT 8, 22 Jackie Robinson NM-MT 8, 23 Don Newcombe MINT 9, 46 Yogi Berra NM-MT 8, 75 Roy Campanella NM-MT 8, 77 Duke Snider NM-MT 8, and many low-pop NM-MT 8's and MINT 9's.
  • 1950 Bowman #98 Ted Williams SGC 92
  • 1952 Tip-Top Bread Ralph Branca SGC 60
  • 1952 Berk Ross Mickey Mantle PSA 7
  • 1953 Glendale Hot Dogs - Selection of nine different PSA certified cards, many of which are the finest graded example.
  • 1953 Bowman Color #117 Duke Snider PSA 8
  • 1954 Bowman #66 Ted Williams PSA 8
  • 1954 Topps #90 Willie Mays PSA 8
  • 1954 Topps #201 Al Kaline PSA 8.5
  • 1955 Topps #117 Mel Roach PSA 10
  • 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax PSA 8
  • 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA 8
  • 1955 Topps #152 Harry Agganis PSA 9
  • 1955 Topps #210 Duke Snider PSA 8
  • 1956 Topps #20 Al Kaline (White Back) PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps #125 Al Kaline PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps Complete Set (Plus Six Checklists/Contest Cards/Variations) - Mostly PSA/SGC Graded (317 of 413) - SMR $18,033
  • 1957 Kahn's Wieners Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 3.38 - 2nd Current Finest
  • 1958 Topps #70 Al Kaline (Yellow Name) PSA 9
  • 1958 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle SGC 88
  • 1959 Topps #10 Mickey Mantle PSA 8
  • 1959 Topps #50 Willie Mays PSA 9
  • 1959 Topps #360 Al Kaline PSA 9
  • 1960 Topps #50 Al Kaline PSA 9
  • 1960 Topps #343 Sandy Koufax SGC 96
  • 1962 Bell Brand Dodgers #32 Sandy Koufax PSA 8
  • 1962 Topps #387 Lou Brock Star Rookie PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #470 Al Kaline All Star PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #530 Bob Gibson PSA 9
  • 1963 Topps #553 Rookie Stars - Davis/Gosger/Herrnstein/Stargell PSA 9
  • 1964 Topps Near Set (557 of 587) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.01
  • 1965 Topps Near Set (551 of 598) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.01
  • 1966 O-Pee-Chee Baseball Complete Set (Plus One Variation) - PSA Graded
  • 1966 Topps #254 Phillies Rookies - Jenkins/Sorrell PSA 9
  • 1966 Topps Near Set (533 of 598) - Mostly PSA Graded (532 of 533) - Weighted GPA 8.01
  • 1967 Topps Near Set (515 of 609) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.01
  • 1967 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1967 Topps #581 Mets Rookies - Tom Seaver PSA 8
  • 1968 Topps Near Set (578 of 598) - Mostly PSA Graded (577 of 578) - Weighted GPA 8.03
  • 1968 Topps #247 Reds Rookies - Bench/Tompkins PSA 10
  • 1969 Topps Near Set (622 of 664) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.02
  • 1970 Topps Near Set (691 of 720) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.01
  • 1975 Topps #4 '74 Highlights - Al Kaline PSA 10

Other Sports:

  • 1956 Topps Football #1 Jack Carson PSA 8
  • 1957 Topps Football #138 John Unitas PSA 8
  • 1966 Philadelphia Football #31 Dick Butkus PSA 8
  • 1986 Fleer Basketball #57 Michael Jordan PSA 9
  • 1951 Parkhurt Hockey #1 Elmer Lach PSA 8
  • 1954 Topps Hockey #8 Gordie Howe SGC 88

Non-Sports:

  • 1933 Goudey Indian Gum - Selection of 12 different PSA NM 7, NM+ 7.5, and NM-MT 8 cards.
  • 1935 Mickey Mouse with the Movie Stars #103 Life is Just a Bowl of Chariots PSA 7
  • 1935 Mickey Mouse with the Movie Stars #116 So You're Putting on the High Hat, Eh?... PSA 7
  • 1940 Lone Ranger - Selection of 10 different PSA 8 cards, nine of which are tied for finest graded.
  • 1959 Fleer Three Stooges Near Set (94 of 96) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.04

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 bidding power for this auction, we invite you to submit a consignment to our Summer 2014 Auction (July 3rd - July 24th, 2014). 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 single, vintage PSA or SGC graded card. On complete PSA and SGC graded sets and group lots, we will issue you a credit equal to 25%-30% of the aggregate SMR value of all the individual cards. Feel free to call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037, or email him at gb@gregbussineau.com to discuss further.


For immediate release: December 11, 2013

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces
Successful Completion of Its Fall 2013 Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Fall 2013 catalog/internet auction event. Based on preliminary sales results, the auction generated total prices realized of $1,034,280. There were 5,013 registered bidders, 553 active bidders, and 317 different winning bidders. A total of 869 lots were featured, of which 860 (99.0%) sold. There were 5,207 bids placed, for an average of 6.0 bids per lot.

The following ten lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 572 - 1967 Topps Baseball Complete Set (Plus Two Variations) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.86 ; 6th Current Finest -- $51,000
  2. Lot 599 - 1969 Topps Baseball Complete Set (Plus Two Variations) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.90 ; 2nd Current Finest -- $45,000
  3. Lot 84 - 1915 Cracker Jack #103 Joe Jackson PSA 7 -- $31,440
  4. Lot 615 - 1972 Topps Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.82 ; 8th Current Finest -- $29,040
  5. Lot 604 - 1971 Topps Baseball Near Set (618 of 752) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.17 -- $24,120
  6. Lot 100 - 1933 DeLong #7 Lou Gehrig SGC 88 -- $24,000
  7. Lot 135 - 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth PSA 8 -- $22,320
  8. Lot 602 - 1970 Topps Baseball Near Set (710 of 720) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.40 ; 11th Current Finest -- $19,440
  9. Lot 750 - 1969 Topps Football Complete Set (Plus One Variation) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.93 ; 2nd Current Finest -- $19,320
  10. Lot 243 - 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 -- $16,920

The following eleven lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 214 - 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle SGC AUTHENTIC -- 31 bids
  2. Lot 681 - 1958 Topps Football Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.10 ; 4th Current Finest -- 31 bids
  3. Lot 795 - 1966 Topps Hockey #35 Bobby Orr PSA 8 -- 31 bids
  4. Lot 2 - 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions King Kelly PSA 6 -- 27 bids
  5. Lot 130 - 1933 Goudey #106 Nap Lajoie SGC 30 -- 26 bids
  6. Lot 664 - 1956 Topps Football Near Set (119 of 120) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.05 ; 7th Current Finest -- 26 bids
  7. Lot 8 - 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Kid Nichols SGC 40 -- 25 bids
  8. Lot 151 - 1934 V354 World Wide Gum #28 Babe Ruth SGC 80 -- 25 bids
  9. Lot 572 - 1967 Topps Baseball Complete Set (Plus Two Variations) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.86 ; 6th Current Finest -- 25 bids
  10. Lot 434 - 1960 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 -- 24 bids
  11. Lot 628 - 1979 Topps #55 Willie Stargell PSA 10 -- 24 bids

Pre-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 1 - 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Cap Anson PSA 6 at $9,720, Lot 2 - 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions King Kelly PSA 6 at $7,320, Lot 8 - 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Kid Nichols SGC 40 at $2,190, Lot 11 - 1895 N300 Mayo's Cut Plug Kid Nichols SGC 40 at $3,420, Lot 13 - 1909 E90-1 American Caramel Nap Lajoie SGC 80 at $3,060, Lot 61 - 1909 T204 Ramly Cigarettes Eddie Collins SGC 80 at $3,720, Lot 76 - 1909-11 T206 Sherry Magie (Magee, Piedmont 150 – Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 1 at $8,040, Lot 80 - 1914 T213 Coupon Cigarettes Ty Cobb (Portrait, Red Background) SGC 55 at $3,600, Lot 82 - 1915 Cracker Jack #37 Grover Alexander PSA 8 at $7,080, Lot 83 - 1915 Cracker Jack #94 Edward V. Cicotte PSA 9 at $10,440, Lot 84 - 1915 Cracker Jack #103 Joe Jackson PSA 7 at $31,440, Lot 89 - 1929 R316 Kashin Publications Babe Ruth PSA 6 at $2,070, Lot 95 - 1932 US Caramel #26 Lou Gehrig PSA 6 at $5,400, Lot 99 - 1933 DeLong #23 Lefty Grove PSA 7 at $1,470, Lot 100 - 1933 DeLong #7 Lou Gehrig SGC 88 at $24,000, Lot 130 - 1933 Goudey #106 Nap Lajoie SGC 30 at $12,720, Lot 135 - 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth PSA 8 at $22,320, Lot 151 - 1934 V354 World Wide Gum #28 Babe Ruth SGC 80 at $4,320, Lot 152 - 1938 Goudey #274 Joe DiMaggio PSA 7 at $4,800, and Lot 157 - 1939 R303-A Goudey Premiums Ted Williams SGC 84 at $4,080.

Post-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 158 - 1941 Play Ball #14 Ted Williams PSA 8 at $3,720, Lot 164 - 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson PSA 7 at $3,900, Lot 169 - 1949 Bowman #50 Jackie Robinson PSA 8 at $3,840, Lot 179 - 1949 Bowman #224 Satchell Paige PSA 8 at $3,960, Lot 194 - 1952 Bowman #196 Stan Musial SGC 96 at $2,940, Lot 203 - 1952 Topps #191 Yogi Berra PSA 8 at $9,000, Lot 211 - 1952 Topps #307 Frank Campos (Black Star) PSA 5 at $4,440, Lot 215 - 1952 Topps #354 Fred Hatfield PSA 9 at $3,180, Lot 243 - 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 at $16,920, Lot 256 - 1953 Topps #187 Jim Fridley PSA 9 at $2,430, Lot 259 - 1953 Topps #220 Satchell Paige PSA 8 at $4,380, Lot 285 - 1954 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 8 at $3,480, Lot 301 - 1955 Bowman #202 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 at $2,700, Lot 310 - 1955 Topps #47 Hank Aaron SGC 96 at $4,680, Lot 315 - 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle (Gray Back) SGC 96 at $8,040, Lot 339 - 1957 Topps #125 Al Kaline PSA 9 at $1,590, Lot 360 - 1958 Topps #30 Hank Aaron (Yellow Name) PSA 8 at $1,944, Lot 371 - 1958 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 at $2,820, Lot 380 - 1958 Topps #310 Ernie Banks PSA 9 at $2,700, Lot 386 - 1958 Topps #408 Orioles Team (Numerical Checklist) PSA 8 at $2,670, Lot 430 - 1960 Topps #50 Al Kaline PSA 9 at $3,270, Lot 434 - 1960 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 at $7,560, Lot 456 - 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 at $4,920, Lot 461 - 1961 Topps #429 Al Kaline PSA 9 at $2,310, Lot 487 - 1962 Topps #530 Bob Gibson PSA 9 at $2,100, Lot 517 - 1964 Topps #300 Hank Aaron PSA 9 at $1,470, Lot 553 - 1966 Topps #126 Jim Palmer PSA 9 at $1,830, Lot 568 - 1967 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 at $2,700, Lot 572 - 1967 Topps Baseball Complete Set (Plus Two Variations) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.86 ; 6th Current Finest at $51,000, Lot 599 - 1969 Topps Baseball Complete Set (Plus Two Variations) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.90 ; 2nd Current Finest at $45,000, Lot 615 - 1972 Topps Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.82 ; 8th Current Finest at $29,040, and Lot 628 - 1979 Topps #55 Willie Stargell PSA 10 at $2,190.

Other Sports Highlights include: Lot 650 - 1952 Bowman Large #30 Sammy Baugh PSA 8.5 at $1,740, Lot 653 - 1952 Bowman Small #46 Art Donovan PSA 8.5 at $2,310, Lot 664 - 1956 Topps Football Near Set (119 of 120) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.05 ; 7th Current Finest at $12,120, Lot 681 - 1958 Topps Football Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.10 ; 4th Current Finest at $12,720, Lot 699 - 1960 Topps Football #1 Johnny Unitas PSA 8 at $1,230, Lot 710 - 1961 Topps Football #71 Jim Brown PSA 9 at $1,170, Lot 749 - 1968 Topps Football Complete Set (Plus One Variation) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.70 ; 3rd Current Finest at $13,920, Lot 750 - 1969 Topps Football Complete Set (Plus One Variation) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.93 ; 2nd Current Finest at $19,320, Lot 789 - 1971 Topps Basketball Complete Set (Plus One Variation) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.92 ; 1st Current Finest at $10,440, Lot 792 - 1954 Topps Hockey #60 Milt Schmidt PSA 7 at $1,170, and Lot 795 - 1966 Topps Hockey #35 Bobby Orr PSA 8 at $11,160.

Non-Sports Highlights include: Lot 832 - 1940 Gum Inc. Superman #38 Marooned in the Clouds PSA 8 at $1,500, Lot 833 - 1940 Gum Inc. Superman #41 Roller Coaster Rescue PSA 8 at $1,560, Lot 836 - 1940 Gum Inc. Superman #53 The Girl Reporter PSA 7 at $1,800, Lot 837 - 1940 Gum Inc. Superman #58 A Near-Tragedy PSA 7 at $2,400, Lot 838 - 1940 Gum Inc. Superman #59 The Dive of Death PSA 6 at $1,470, Lot 841 - 1940 Gum Inc. Superman #64 Adventure on an Iceberg PSA 6 at $1,500, Lot 843 - 1940 Gum Inc. Superman #68 Saved by Superman PSA 6 at $1,230, Lot 854 - 1956 Topps Davy Crockett Orange #1 King of the Wild Frontier PSA 9 at $2,640, and Lot 859 - 1956 Topps Davy Crockett Orange #20 Hand Fighting PSA 9 at $1,200.

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the GBSR website at www.gregbussineau.com. Any revisions to the above results will appear on the "Auction Archives" section of the GBSR website approximately 45 days after the closing date of the auction.

GBSR’s next auction is scheduled for Spring 2014, and will run between February 27th and March 20th, 2014. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale. A special limited time offer with substantial incentives is currently available to early consignors. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037, or email him at gb@gregbussineau.com.

If you’re not on the GBSR mailing list, and would like to receive a catalog for the next sale, just go to the website at www.gregbussineau.com and click on "Request a Catalog." You can also register to bid online, and sign up to receive email updates on future auctions.


For immediate release: October 31, 2013

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its
Fall 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its "Fall 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 869 lots of important rarities, highest graded examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and complete sets. Bidding will begin on Thursday, November 14th and will end on Thursday, December 5th. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on November 8th. An online preview, at www.gregbussineau.com, will begin on November 7th.

Highlights of the auction include:

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Cap Anson PSA 6
  • 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions King Kelly PSA 6
  • 1909 E254 Colgan's Chips Stars of the Diamonds Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh, Curved Letters) PSA 8
  • 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets – PSA Graded Set Break - Part 1 of 2 (#’s 1-35, except #9 Ty Cobb which will be offered in our Spring 2014 auction). Highlights include: #'s 1 Mordecai Brown PSA 4, 4 Roger Bresnahan PSA 5, 5 Sam Crawford PSA 5, 6 Hal Chase PSA 5, 16 Johnny Evers PSA 5, 17 Clark Griffith PSA 6, 18 Hughie Jennings PSA 5, 19 Addie Joss PSA 4.5, 23 Nap Lajoie PSA 4, and 27 Christy Mathewson PSA 4.
  • 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets #9 Ty Cobb (Checklist Back, Offer) SGC 40
  • 1909 T204 Ramly Cigarettes Eddie Collins SGC 80
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Ty Cobb (Piedmont Reverse) PSA 6
  • T206 White Border Cy Young (Portrait, Sweet Caporal 350 – Factory No. 30 Reverse) PSA 6
  • T206 White Border Sherry Magie Error (Piedmont 150 – Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 1
  • 1914 T213 Coupon Cigarettes Ty Cobb (Portrait, Red Background) SGC 55
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #39 Chick Gandil PSA 8
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #37 Grover Alexander PSA 8
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #94 Edward V. Cicotte PSA 9
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #103 Joe Jackson PSA 7
  • 1916 Famous & Barr Co. #187 Ed Walsh PSA 8
  • 1916 Herpolsheimer Co. #116 John McGraw PSA 8
  • 1929 R316 Kashin Publications Babe Ruth PSA 7
  • 1929 R316 Kashin Publications Near Set (96 of 101) - Partially PSA Graded (23 of 96)
  • 1932 US Caramel #23 Jimmy Foxx SGC 86
  • 1932 US Caramel #26 Lou Gehrig PSA 6
  • 1932 US Caramel #17 Al Simmons PSA 8
  • 1933 Worch Cigar James Foxx PSA 5
  • 1933 DeLong #7 Lou Gehrig SGC 88
  • 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth SGC 60
  • 1933 Goudey #106 Nap Lajoie SGC 30
  • 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey #188 Rogers Hornsby PSA 8
  • 1934 V354 World Wide Gum #28 Babe Ruth SGC 80
  • 1938 Goudey #274 Joe DiMaggio PSA 7
  • 1939 R303-A Goudey Premiums Ted Williams SGC 84
  • 1941 Play Ball #14 Ted Williams PSA 8
  • 1941 Play Ball #71 Joe DiMaggio SGC 84

Post-War Baseball:

  • 1948 Leaf #3 Babe Ruth SGC 88
  • 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson PSA 7
  • 1949 Bowman #50 Jackie Robinson PSA 8
  • 1949 Bowman #224 Satchell Paige PSA 8
  • 1950 Bowman Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 6.29 - 12th Current Finest
  • 1951 Wheaties Premium Photos Mickey Mantle SGC 70
  • 1952 Bowman #196 Stan Musial SGC 96
  • 1952 Topps #191 Yogi Berra PSA 8
  • 1952 Topps #307 Frank Campos (Black Star) PSA 5
  • 1952 Topps #354 Fred Hatfield PSA 9
  • 1953 Red Man Tobacco w/ Tabs #5N Roy Campanella PSA 9
  • 1953 Stahl-Meyer Franks Duke Snider PSA 6
  • 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8
  • 1953 Topps #220 Satchell Paige PSA 8
  • 1954 Bowman #89 Willie Mays PSA 8.5
  • 1954 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 8
  • 1954 Topps #94 Ernie Banks SGC 88
  • 1954 Topps #201 Al Kaline PSA 8
  • 1954 Topps Baseball Near Set (248 of 250) - Mostly PSA Graded (246 of 248)
  • 1955 Bowman #202 Mickey Mantle PSA 8
  • 1955 Topps #2 Ted Williams SGC 88
  • 1955 Topps #47 Hank Aaron SGC 96
  • 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax PSA 8
  • 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA 7
  • 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle (Gray Back) SGC 96
  • 1956 Topps #20 Al Kaline (White Back) PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps #35 Frank Robinson PSA 8.5
  • 1957 Topps #125 Al Kaline PSA 9
  • 1958 Topps #52 Bob Clemente (White Team Letters) PSA 8.5
  • 1958 Topps #310 Ernie Banks PSA 9
  • 1958 Topps #351 Braves Fence Busters PSA 9
  • 1959 Topps #514 Bob Gibson SGC 96
  • 1960 Topps #50 Al Kaline PSA 9
  • 1960 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1961 Topps #578 Mickey Mantle All Star PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #530 Bob Gibson PSA 9
  • 1963 Fleer #5 Willie Mays SGC 96
  • 1963 Topps #25 Al Kaline PSA 9
  • 1964 Topps #125 Pete Rose SGC 96
  • 1964 Topps #300 Hank Aaron PSA 9
  • 1964 Topps Giants Complete Set - SGC Graded
  • 1964 Topps Stand-Up Mickey Mantle (Unperforated) SGC AUTHENTIC
  • 1965 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle SGC 96
  • 1966 The Sporting News Nolan Ryan (Hand Cut) PSA 9
  • 1966 Topps #126 Jim Palmer PSA 9
  • 1967 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1967 Topps Baseball Complete Set (Plus Two Variations) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.86 - 6th Current Finest
  • 1969 Topps Baseball Complete Set (Plus Two Variations) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.90 - 2nd Current Finest
  • 1969 Topps Super Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 9.05 - 9th Current Finest
  • 1970 Topps Super Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.70 - 5th Current Finest
  • 1970 Topps Baseball Near Set (710 of 720) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.40 - 11th Current Finest
  • 1971 Kellogg's Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 9.09 - 7th Current Finest
  • 1971 Topps Baseball Near Set (618 of 752) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.17
  • 1971 Topps #731 Jim Qualls PSA 10
  • 1971 Topps Super Baseball Near Set (58 of 63) - PSA Graded
  • 1972 Topps Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.82 - 8th Current Finest
  • 1979 Topps #55 Willie Stargell PSA 10

Other Sports:

  • 1949 Leaf Football #26 Sam Baugh PSA 8
  • 1950 Topps Felt Backs Joe Paterno PSA 6.5
  • 1952 Bowman Large #30 Sammy Baugh PSA 8.5
  • 1952 Bowman Small #46 Art Donovan PSA 8.5
  • 1955 Bowman Football #1 Doak Walker PSA 9
  • 1956 Topps Football Near Set (119 of 120) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.05 - 7th Current Finest
  • 1958 Topps Football Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.10 – 4th Current Finest
  • 1968 Topps Football Complete Set (Plus One Variation) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.70 - 3rd Current Finest
  • 1969 Topps Football Complete Set (Plus One Variation) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.93 - 2nd Current Finest
  • 1970 Topps Basketball #123 Pete Maravich SGC 96
  • 1971 Topps Basketball Complete Set (Plus One Variation) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.92 - 1st Current Finest
  • 1972 Topps Basketball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.80 - 4th Current Finest
  • 1955 Parkhurst #44 Jean Beliveau SGC 92
  • 1957 Topps Hockey #35 Terry Sawchuk SGC 96
  • 1966 Topps Hockey #35 Bobby Orr PSA 8
  • 1970 Topps Hockey Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.13 - 8th Current Finest
  • 1971 Topps Hockey Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.15 - 10th Current Finest
  • 1948 Leaf Boxing #17 Jack Johnson PSA 9
  • 1889 N43 Allen & Ginter World Champions Near Set (44 of 50) - PSA Graded

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 bidding power for this auction, we invite you to submit a consignment to our Spring 2014 Auction (February 27th - March 20th, 2014). 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 single, vintage PSA or SGC graded card. On complete PSA and SGC graded sets and group lots, we will issue you a credit equal to 25%-30% of the aggregate SMR value of all the individual cards. Feel free to call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037, or email him at gb@gregbussineau.com to discuss further.


For immediate release: August 8, 2013

Two Important Announcements from Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities

Chris Porter is now part of the GBSR team. Chris has been involved in the sports collectibles marketplace on a professional level for over 15 years. He has been instrumental in helping to build some of world’s greatest collections. He has bought, sold, and brokered some of the most important and finest quality sportscards ever produced. Chris will be available to all GBSR customers to help advise, counsel, and assist with acquisitions and sales. He can be reached at (231) 922-8037, or by email at cp@gregbussineau.com.

GBSR is also excited to announce the startup of its direct fixed-price sales program. In addition to three auctions each year, GBSR will also have available for direct sale a hand-picked inventory of important, high-quality sportscards. All inventory is posted on the Gallery page of the GBSR website, www.gregbussineau.com. Additionally, once a month email updates of newly acquired items available for sale will be sent to all registered customers. Finally, GBSR encourages anyone looking to acquire a particular card(s), valued at $1,000 or more, to either email or call with a complete wantlist.


For immediate release: August 1, 2013

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces
Successful Completion of Its Summer 2013 Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Summer 2013 catalog/internet auction event. Based on preliminary sales results, the auction generated total prices realized of $827,154. There were 4,862 registered bidders, 395 active bidders, and 217 different winning bidders. A total of 717 lots were featured, of which 715 (99.7%) sold. There were 4,919 bids placed, for an average of 6.9 bids per lot.

The following ten lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 16 – 1909-11 T206 Eddie Plank (Sweet Caporal 350 - Factory No. 30 Reverse) PSA 5 -- $75,600
  2. Lot 647 - 1965 Topps Baseball Complete Master Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 9.04 & 3rd Current Finest -- $63,000
  3. Lot 120 - 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle SGC 84 -- $30,600
  4. Lot 15 - 1909-11 T206 Cy Young (Cleveland, Portrait, Piedmont 150 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 8 -- $27,240
  5. Lot 262 - 1961 Topps Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.16 & 11th Current Finest -- $24,120
  6. Lot 393 - 1962 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 -- $17,520
  7. Lot 152 - 1953 Topps #244 Willie Mays PSA 8 -- $16,320
  8. Lot 164 - 1954 Topps #250 Ted Williams PSA 9 -- $15,840
  9. Lot 684 - 1960 Topps Football Near Set (105 of 132) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 9.01 -- $15,120
  10. Lot 116 - 1952 Bowman Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 7.10 & 15th Current Finest -- $13,920

The following eleven lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 167 - 1954 Wilson Franks Enos Slaughter PSA 8 -- 36 bids
  2. Lot 684 - 1960 Topps Football Near Set (105 of 132) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 9.01 -- 29 bids
  3. Lot 152 - 1953 Topps #244 Willie Mays PSA 8 -- 27 bids
  4. Lot 631 - 1962 Topps Baseball Lot of 63 Low-Number Cards - PSA Graded -- 27 bids
  5. Lot 4 - 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Tim Keefe PSA 7 -- 26 bids
  6. Lot 360 - 1962 Topps #139 Hal Reniff (Pitching) PSA 9 -- 26 bids
  7. Lot 647 - 1965 Topps Baseball Complete Master Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 9.04 & 3rd Current Finest -- 25 bids
  8. Lot 267 - 1962 Topps #10 Bob Clemente PSA 9 -- 24 bids
  9. Lot 279 - 1962 Topps #30 Ed Mathews PSA 9 -- 23 bids
  10. Lot 87 - 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson SGC 86 -- 22 bids
  11. Lot 393 - 1962 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 -- 22 bids

Highlights include: Lot 1 - 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Cap Anson SGC 70 at $6600, Lot 4 - 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Tim Keefe PSA 7 at $8040, Lot 15 - 1909-11 T206 Cy Young (Cleveland, Portrait, Piedmont 150 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 8 at $27,240, Lot 87 - 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson SGC 86 at $5160, Lot 105 - 1950 Bowman #75 Roy Campanella PSA 8.5 at $1740, Lot 109 - 1951 Topps Teams Brooklyn Dodgers (Dated) PSA 7 at $2550, Lot 117 - 1952 Topps #191 Yogi Berra PSA 8 at $8760, Lot 127 - 1953 Bowman Color #59 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 at $4440, Lot 145 - 1953 Topps #140 Tommy Glaviano PSA 8.5 at $2550, Lot 148 - 1953 Topps #154 Dick Groat PSA 8 at $2940, Lot 152 - 1953 Topps #244 Willie Mays PSA 8 at $16,320, Lot 164 - 1954 Topps #250 Ted Williams PSA 9 at $15,840, Lot 167 - 1954 Wilson Franks Enos Slaughter PSA 8 at $7320, Lot 178 - 1955 Topps #100 Monte Irvin PSA 9 at $4920, Lot 185 - 1955 Topps #198 Yogi Berra PSA 9 at $5040, Lot 186 - 1955 Topps #210 Duke Snider PSA 8 at $3180, Lot 191 - 1957 Topps #10 Willie Mays PSA 8 at $1230, Lot 195 - 1957 Topps #20 Hank Aaron PSA 9 at $7800, Lot 218 - 1957 Topps #302 Sandy Koufax PSA 8.5 at $4140, Lot 233 - 1958 Topps #418 World Series Batting Foes PSA 9 at $4320, Lot 267 - 1962 Topps #10 Bob Clemente PSA 9 at $5160.

Lot 272 - 1962 Topps #18 Managers' Dream PSA 9 at $7320, Lot 275 - 1962 Topps #25 Ernie Banks PSA 9 at $2820, Lot 279 - 1962 Topps #30 Ed Mathews PSA 9 at $2190, Lot 290 - 1962 Topps #45 Brooks Robinson PSA 9 at $2700, Lot 310 - 1962 Topps #70 Harmon Killebrew PSA 9 at $3150, Lot 330 - 1962 Topps #100 Warren Spahn PSA 9 at $2430, Lot 370 - 1962 Topps #150 Al Kaline PSA 9 at $2700, Lot 393 - 1962 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 at $17,520, Lot 396 - 1962 Topps #199 Gaylord Perry Star Rookie PSA 9 at $3060, Lot 451 - 1962 Topps #288 Billy Williams PSA 9 at $2550, Lot 469 - 1962 Topps #320 Hank Aaron PSA 9 at $5280, Lot 505 - 1962 Topps #387 Lou Brock Star Rookie PSA 9 at $8040, Lot 531 - 1962 Topps #425 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 9 at $2700.

Lot 636 - 1963 Topps #537 Pete Rose PSA 8 at $2460, Lot 647 - 1965 Topps Baseball Complete Master Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 9.04 & 3rd Current Finest at $63,000, Lot 648 - 1965 Topps #160 Bob Clemente PSA 9 at $1950, Lot 659 - 1967 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 at $2700, Lot 684 - 1960 Topps Football Near Set (105 of 132) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 9.01 at $15,120, Lot 698 - 1957 Topps #17 Bob Cousy PSA 8 at $3060, Lot 700 - 1957 Topps #77 Bill Russell PSA 7 at $3480, Lot 713 - 1940 Gum Inc. Superman #44 Disaster at the Circus PSA 8 at $2100, Lot 715 - 1940 Gum Inc. Superman #57 Battling the Hurricane PSA 8 at $3600, and Lot 716 - 1940 Gum Inc. Superman #59 The Dive of Death PSA 7 at $2880.

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the GBSR website at www.gregbussineau.com. Any revisions to the above results will appear on the "Auction Archives" section of the GBSR website approximately 45 days after the closing date of the auction.

GBSR’s next auction is scheduled for Fall 2013, and will run between November 14th and December 5th, 2013. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale. A special limited time offer with substantial incentives is currently available to early consignors. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037, or email him at gb@gregbussineau.com.

If you’re not on the GBSR mailing list, and would like to receive a catalog for the next sale, just go to the website at www.gregbussineau.com and click on "Request a Catalog." You can also register to bid online, and sign up to receive email updates on future auctions.


For immediate release: June 17, 2013

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its
Summer 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its "Summer 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 717 lots of important rarities, highest graded examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and complete sets. Bidding will begin on Thursday, July 4th and will end on Thursday, July 25th. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on June 28th. An online preview, at www.gregbussineau.com, will begin on June 27th.

Highlights of the auction include:

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Cap Anson SGC 70
  • 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Tim Keefe PSA 7
  • 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Dan Brouthers PSA 7
  • 1909-11 T206 Cy Young (Cleveland, Portrait) PSA 8
  • 1909-11 T206 Eddie Plank PSA 5 - One of the most important and celebrated rarities in the universe of sports collectibles. The offered example is among the highest quality copies graded by PSA.
  • 1933 DeLong #12 Pie Traynor PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey #20 Bill Terry PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth PSA 6
  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #42 Carl Hubbell PSA 8
  • 1938 Goudey #249 Jimmy Foxx PSA 8

Post-War Baseball:

  • 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson SGC 86
  • 1949 Bowman #226 Duke Snider PSA 8
  • 1950 Bowman #75 Roy Campanella PSA 8.5
  • 1950 Bowman Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 6.29
  • 1951 Bowman #2 Yogi Berra PSA 8
  • 1952 Bowman Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 7.10
  • 1952 Red Man Tobacco w/ Tab #15N Willie Mays PSA 8
  • 1952 Topps #191 Yogi Berra PSA 8
  • 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle SGC 84
  • 1952 Topps #392 Hoyt Wilhelm PSA 8
  • 1953 Bowman Color #59 Mickey Mantle PSA 8
  • 1953 Glendale Meats Jim Delsing SGC 88
  • 1953 Topps #244 Willie Mays PSA 8
  • 1954 Topps #250 Ted Williams PSA 9
  • 1954 Wilson Franks Enos Slaughter PSA 8
  • 1955 Topps #120 Ted Kluszewski PSA 9
  • 1955 Topps #100 Monte Irvin PSA 9
  • 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax SGC 88
  • 1955 Topps #125 Ken Boyer PSA 9
  • 1955 Topps #155 Ed Mathews PSA 9
  • 1955 Topps #194 Willie Mays SGC 96
  • 1955 Topps #198 Yogi Berra PSA 9
  • 1955 Topps #210 Duke Snider PSA 8
  • 1957 Topps #20 Hank Aaron PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps #302 Sandy Koufax PSA 8.5
  • 1957 Topps #328 Brooks Robinson SGC 92
  • 1958 Topps #320 Whitey Ford PSA 9
  • 1958 Topps #351 Braves Fence Busters PSA 9
  • 1958 Topps #370 Yogi Berra PSA 9
  • 1958 Topps #418 World Series Batting Foes - Mantle / Aaron PSA 9
  • 1961 Topps Baseball Complete Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 8.16
  • Spectacular group of 1962 Topps baseball, including 12 PSA 10 cards, and 439 PSA 9 cards (with many pop one’s, two’s and three’s).
  • 1962 Topps #10 Bob Clemente PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #18 Managers Dream PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #25 Ernie Banks PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #33 Don Larsen PSA 10
  • 1962 Topps #45 Brooks Robinson PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #50 Stan Musial PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #70 Harmon Killebrew PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #100 Warren Spahn PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #150 Al Kaline PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #199 Gaylord Perry PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #310 Whitey Ford PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #318 The Switch Hitter Connects PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #320 Hank Aaron PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #360 Yogi Berra PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #387 Lou Brock PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #394 Hank Aaron All Star PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #401 AL & NL Homer Kings PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #425 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #471 Mickey Mantle All Star PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #473 Elston Howard All Star PSA 10
  • 1962 Topps #475 Whitey Ford All Star PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #500 Duke Snider PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #530 Bob Gibson PSA 9
  • 1963 Topps #472 Lou Brock PSA 9
  • 1963 Topps #537 Rookie Stars - Pete Rose PSA 8
  • 1964 Topps #150 Willie Mays PSA 9
  • 1964 Topps #300 Hank Aaron PSA 9
  • 1964 Topps #306 Giant Gunners - Mays / Cepeda PSA 10
  • 1965 Topps #160 Bob Clemente PSA 9
  • 1965 Topps #170 Hank Aaron PSA 9
  • 1965 Topps Baseball Complete Master Set - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 9.04 - Third Current Finest
  • 1966 Topps #300 Bob Clemente PSA 9
  • 1967 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1968 Topps #177 Mets Rookies - Koosman & Ryan PSA 8
  • 1969 NY Boy Scouts Bobby Murcer SGC 86

Other Sports:

  • 1935 National Chicle #29 Jim MacMurdo PSA 8
  • 1950 Bowman #45 Otto Graham PSA 8
  • 1956 Topps #1 Jack Carson PSA 8
  • 1960 Topps Football Near Set (105 of 132) - PSA Graded - Weighted GPA 9.01
  • 1958 Topps #62 Jim Brown PSA 8
  • 1966 Philadelphia #38 Gale Sayers PSA 9
  • 2000 Playoff Contenders #144 Tom Brady (Championship Ticket) BVG 7.5
  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #5 Ed Wachter PSA 8
  • 1957 Topps #17 Bob Cousy PSA 8
  • 1957 Topps #77 Bill Russell PSA 7
  • 1969 Topps #20 John Havlicek SGC 96
  • 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan PSA 9
  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #8 Walter Hagen PSA 8

Non Sports:

  • 1940 Gum Inc. Superman #57 Battling the Hurricane PSA 8
  • 1957 Topps Target Moon Complete Set - Mostly PSA Graded (84 out of 88) - Weighted GPA 7.19 - Sixth Current Finest

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 bidding power for this auction, we invite you to submit a consignment to our Fall 2013 Auction (November 14th - December 5th, 2013). 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 single, vintage PSA or SGC graded card. On complete PSA and SGC graded sets and group lots, we will issue you a credit equal to 25%-30% of the aggregate SMR value of all the individual cards. Feel free to call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037, or email him at gb@gregbussineau.com to discuss further.


For immediate release: April 16, 2013

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces
Successful Completion of Its Spring 2013 Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Spring 2013 catalog/internet auction event. Based on preliminary sales results, the auction generated total prices realized of $678,513. There were 4,835 registered bidders, 430 active bidders, and 267 different winning bidders. A total of 1020 lots were featured, of which 1012 (99.2%) sold. There were 6,103 bids placed, for an average of 6.0 bids per lot.

The following twelve lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 37 – 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson (Portrait, Piedmont 150 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 8 -- $22,440
  2. Lot 7 – 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Complete Set of Ten Baseball Players - PSA and SGC Graded -- $15,720
  3. Lot 645 – 1938 Horrors of War #1 Marco Polo Bridge Is Scene of First Fighting PSA 9 -- $9,240
  4. Lot 941 – 1940 Superman #1 Superman PSA NM 7 -- $8,520
  5. Lot 545 – 1963 Fleer Football Complete Set - PSA Graded -- $8,520
  6. Lot 421 – 1959 Topps Baseball Complete Set -- $7,800
  7. Lot 10 – 1910 E90-2 American Caramel Pirates Complete Set - PSA Graded -- $7,320
  8. Lot 385 – 1957 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 9 -- $7,080
  9. Lot 430 – 1960 Bazooka Baseball Complete Set -- $6,840
  10. Lot 14 – 1909 E92 Dockman & Sons Honus Wagner (Throwing) PSA 6 -- $6,000
  11. Lot 92 – 1933 Goudey #207 Mel Ott PSA 8 -- $6,000
  12. Lot 403 – 1958 Topps #47 Roger Maris PSA 9 -- $6,000

The following ten lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 430 – 1960 Bazooka Baseball Complete Set -- 35 bids
  2. Lot 37 – 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson (Portrait, Piedmont 150 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 8 -- 26 bids
  3. Lot 732 – 1938 Horrors of War #88 "Human Hands" Warn Newspaper Publishers PSA 9 -- 26 bids
  4. Lot 807 – 1938 Horrors of War #163 Loyalist President Leaves Barcelona PSA 8 -- 26 bids
  5. Lot 984 – 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #48 Larry Plays By Ear! PSA 9 -- 26 bids
  6. Lot 1023 – 1959 Fleer Three Stooges Lot of 10 Cards - PSA 8.5 -- 26 bids
  7. Lot 92 – 1933 Goudey #207 Mel Ott PSA 8 -- 25 bids
  8. Lot 645 – 1938 Horrors of War #1 Marco Polo Bridge Is Scene of First Fighting PSA 9 -- 25 bids
  9. Lot 941 – 1940 Superman #1 Superman PSA 7 -- 24 bids
  10. Lot 1022 – 1959 Fleer Three Stooges Lot of 20 Cards - PSA 8 -- 24 bids

Pre-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 7 - 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Complete Set of Ten Baseball Players - PSA and SGC Graded at $15,720, Lot 19 - 1911 T201 Bresnahan / Huggins SGC 96 at $4560, Lot 37 - 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson (Portrait, Piedmont 150 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 8 at $22,440, Lot 61 - 1933 Blue Bird Babe Ruth (Batting Following Thru Front) PSA 6 at $1740, Lot 63 - 1933 Goudey #2 Dazzy Vance PSA 6 at $1950, Lot 82 - 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth PSA 6 at $5880, Lot 92 - 1933 Goudey #207 Mel Ott PSA 8 at $6000, and Lot 117 - 1938 Goudey #273 Jimmy Foxx PSA 8 at $3720.

Post-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 181 - 1952 Bowman #218 Willie Mays PSA 8 at $4200, Lot 219 - 1952 Topps #372 Gil McDougald PSA 8 at $2310, Lot 234 - 1953 Glendale Meats Pat Mullin PSA 8 at $4260, Lot 371 - 1956 Topps #1 William Harridge (Gray Back) PSA 8.5 at $1950, Lot 373 - 1956 Topps #33 Roberto Clemente (Gray Back) PSA 8 at $1230, Lot 374 - 1956 Topps #61 Bill Skowron (White Back) PSA 9 at $1170, Lot 385 - 1957 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 9 at $7080, Lot 422 - 1959 Topps #34 Pitchers Beware - Kaline / Maxwell PSA 10 at $2520, and Lot 430 - 1960 Bazooka Baseball Complete Set at $6840.

Other Sports Highlights include: Lot 489 - 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #4 Red Grange PSA 8 at $4200, Lot 554 - 1984 Topps Football #63 John Elway PSA 10 at $1350, Lot 555 - 1957 Topps Basketball #3 Neil Johnston PSA 8 at $1350, Lot 564 - 1957 Topps Basketball #17 Bob Cousy PSA 8 at $2580, Lot 605 - 1954 Topps Hockey #8 Gordie Howe PSA 8 at $3900, and Lot 630 - 1948 Leaf Boxing #48 Joe Louis PSA 8 at $3510.

Non-Sports Highlights include: Lot 645 - 1938 Horrors of War #1 Marco Polo Bridge Is Scene of First Fighting PSA 9 at $9240, Lot 700 - 1938 Horrors of War #56 Nanking Retreat Turned Into a Rout PSA 10 at $2340, Lot 732 - 1938 Horrors of War #88 "Human Hands" Warn Newspaper Publishers PSA 9 at $2190, Lot 739 - 1938 Horrors of War #95 Ras Seyum's Bodyguard Defends Palace PSA 10 at $2220, Lot 869 - 1938 Horrors of War #225 Infuriated Chiang Orders Dawn Attacks PSA 10 at $2580, Lot 928 - 1938 Horrors of War #284 Germany's Amazing Mobile Big Gun PSA 8 at $1350, Lot 936 - 1938 Horrors of War Lot of Six Original Artworks - PSA Certified at $3660, Lot 941 - 1940 Superman #1 Superman PSA 7 at $8520, Lot 959 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #1 Curly PSA 8 at $5220, Lot 984 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #48 Larry Plays By Ear! PSA 9 at $1470, Lot 1009 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #79 I Hate to Say This, But Somebody's Flat! PSA 9 at $1230, and Lot 1021 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #96 Trying the Squeeze Play PSA 8.5 at $1470.

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the GBSR website at www.gregbussineau.com. Any revisions to the above results will appear on the "Auction Archives" section of the GBSR website approximately 45 days after the closing date of the auction.

GBSR’s next auction is scheduled for Summer 2013, and will run between July 4th and July 25th, 2013. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale. A special limited time offer with substantial incentives is currently available to early consignors. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037, or email him at gb@gregbussineau.com.

If you’re not on the GBSR mailing list, and would like to receive a catalog for the next sale, just go to the website at www.gregbussineau.com and click on "Request a Catalog." You can also register to bid online, and sign up to receive email updates on future auctions.


For immediate release: February 28, 2013

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its
Spring 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its "Spring 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 1023 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and complete sets. Bidding will begin on Thursday, March 14th and will end on Thursday, April 4th. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on March 8th. An online preview, at www.gregbussineau.com, will begin on March 7th.

Highlights of the auction include:

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes James Burns SGC 88
  • 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter’s Complete Set of 10 Baseball Players - PSA and SGC Graded
  • 1895 N300 Mayo's Cut Plug Ed Delehanty SGC 50
  • 1910 E90-2 American Caramel Pirates Complete PSA Graded Set - Third Current Finest
  • 1909 E92 Dockman & Sons Honus Wagner (Throwing) PSA 6
  • 1909-10 E97 C.A. Briggs Co. Lozenge Jimmy Dygert SGC 60
  • 1910-11 M116 Sporting Life Fred Clarke (Pastel) SGC 92
  • 1910-11 M116 Sporting Life Miller Huggins (Pastel) PSA 8
  • 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Bresnahan / Huggins SGC 96
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Christy Mathewson (Sovereign Reverse) PSA 6
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border John McGraw (Sweet Caporal Reverse) SGC 84
  • 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson (Portrait) PSA 8
  • 1911 D359 Williams Baking Paddy Livingstone (Livingston) PSA 6
  • 1914 WG4 Polo Grounds Game Ty Cobb PSA 9
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #77 Hugh Jennings SGC 88
  • 1932 US Caramel #10 Walter Maranville SGC 86
  • 1932 US Caramel #20 Charlie Ruffing SGC 86
  • 1932 US Caramel #21 Chuck Klein SGC 84
  • 1932 US Caramel #27 Lefty Grove SGC 84
  • 1933 Blue Bird Babe Ruth (Batting Following Thru Front) PSA 6
  • 1933 Goudey #20 Bill Terry PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth PSA 5
  • 1933 Goudey #127 Mel Ott PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth PSA 6
  • 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth PSA 6
  • 1933 Goudey #207 Mel Ott PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey #230 Carl Hubbell PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey #234 Carl Hubbell PSA 8
  • 1934-36 Batter-Up #144 Jimmy Foxx SGC 88
  • 1938 Goudey #273 Jimmy Foxx PSA 8

Post-War Baseball:

  • 1948 Leaf #76 Ted Williams PSA 8
  • 1952 Bowman #218 Willie Mays PSA 8
  • 1952 Bowman #252 Frank Crosetti PSA 8.5
  • 1952 Topps #396 Dick Williams PSA 8
  • 1953 Bowman Color #32 Stan Musial PSA 9
  • 1953 Glendale Meats Pat Mullin PSA 8
  • 1953 Topps #220 Satchel Paige SGC 88
  • 1955 Bowman #23 Al Kaline SGC 96
  • 1955 Topps #1 Dusty Rhodes SGC 96
  • 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax PSA 8
  • 1955 Topps #194 Willie Mays PSA 8
  • 1956 Topps #1 William Harridge (Gray Back) PSA 8.5
  • 1956 Topps #130 Willie Mays (Gray Back) PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps #25 Whitey Ford PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps #312 Tony Kubek PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps #328 Brooks Robinson PSA 8
  • 1958 Hires Root Beer w/ Tabs #25 Willie Mays SGC 88
  • 1958 Hires Root Beer w/ Tab #61 Duke Snider SGC 96
  • 1958 Topps #47 Roger Maris PSA 9
  • 1958 Topps #52 Bob Clemente (Yellow Team Letters) PSA 8
  • 1959 Topps #34 Al Kaline / Charley Maxwell PSA 10
  • 1960 Bazooka Baseball Complete Set
  • 1960 Morrell Meats Dodgers Complete Set - PSA Graded
  • 1962 Topps #1 Roger Maris PSA 8
  • 1964 Topps Giants #28 Bob Friend PSA 10
  • 1964 Topps Giants #29 Frank Robinson PSA 10
  • 1969 Topps #601 Tug McGraw PSA 10
  • 1971 Topps Greatest Moments #41 Willie Mays SGC 96

Other Sports:

  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #4 Red Grange PSA 8
  • 1953 Bowman Football Complete SGC Graded Set - First Current Finest
  • 1958 Topps Football #62 Jim Brown PSA 8
  • 1963 Fleer Football Complete PSA Graded Set - Third Current Finest
  • 1984 Topps #63 John Elway PSA 10
  • 1957 Topps Basketball #17 Bob Cousy PSA 8
  • 1957 Topps Basketball #80 Dick Schnittker PSA 8
  • 1954 Topps Hockey #8 Gordie Howe PSA 8
  • 1960 Topps Hockey #14 Stan Mikita PSA 8
  • 1910 T223 Dixie Queen John L. Sullivan SGC 80
  • 1936 LaSalle Hats Boxing Complete Set with Original Mailing Envelope - SGC Graded
  • 1948 Leaf Boxing #48 Joe Louis PSA 8

Non Sports:

  • 1938 Horrors of War Complete PSA Graded Set - First Current and All Time Finest -- Being sold as individual lots, includes: #1 Marco Polo Bridge PSA 9, #277 Hitler’s Border Tour PSA 9, #283 Hitler Threatens Force PSA 8, and #286 Hitler Meets Chamberlain PSA 8.5. Also featured are three PSA 10 cards (out of a total of five graded), 62 PSA 9 cards, and dozens of finest graded examples.
  • 1938 Horrors of War Lot of 16 Progressive Proof Cards - PSA Authenticated
  • 1938 Horrors of War Lot of Six Unique Original Artworks - PSA Authenticated
  • 1938 Horrors of War Uncut Partial Sheet of 28 Cards
  • 1940 Superman #1 PSA 7
  • 1959 Fleer Three Stooges Complete PSA Graded Set -- Being sold as individual lots, includes: # 1 Curly PSA 8, #2 Moe PSA 8, #3 Larry PSA 8, and 62 PSA 9 examples.

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.

GBSR's next auction will run from July 4th to July 25th, 2013. Consignments to the sale are now being accepted. 0% sellers fees and substantial cash advances are available to early consignors. Anyone interested in having their items included in the auction should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037. Or, you can go to www.gregbussineau.com, and click on "To Sell."


For immediate release: December 10, 2012

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces
Successful Completion of Its Fall 2012 Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Fall 2012 catalog/internet auction event. Based on preliminary sales results, the auction generated total prices realized of $1,154,520. There were 4,760 registered bidders, 489 active bidders, and 261 different winning bidders. A total of 839 lots were featured, of which 834 (99.4%) sold. There were 5,731 bids placed, for an average of 6.9 bids per lot.

The following ten lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 81 – 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Honus Wagner PSA 8.5 -- $43,800
  2. Lot 551 – 1954 Topps Baseball PSA Graded Near Set (220 of 250) -- $39,840
  3. Lot 56 – 1909-11 T206 Sherry Magie (Error, Piedmont 150 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) SGC EX 60 -- $30,600
  4. Lot 184 – 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinets #561 Walter Johnson SGC 50 -- $21,840
  5. Lot 253 – 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth PSA 8 -- $19,440
  6. Lot 283 – 1938 Goudey Complete PSA Graded Set -- $17,640
  7. Lot 556 – 1955 Topps Baseball Partial PSA Graded Near Set (204 of 206) -- $16,320
  8. Lot 368 – 1948 Bowman #36 Stan Musial PSA 9 -- $15,120
  9. Lot 497 – 1952 Topps Baseball Complete Partial PSA Graded Set -- $15,120
  10. Lot 377 – 1950 Bowman Baseball Complete Set of Uncut Sheets -- $13,320

The following ten lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 18 – 1908-09 Rose Company Postcard Honus Wagner PSA AUTHENTIC -- 50 bids
  2. Lot 377 – 1950 Bowman Baseball Complete Set of Uncut Sheets -- 42 bids
  3. Lot 556 – 1955 Topps Baseball Partial PSA Graded Near Set (204 of 206) -- 41 bids
  4. Lot 821 – 1948 Bowman Basketball #69 George Mikan PSA 5.5 -- 40 bids
  5. Lot 791 – 1948 Leaf Football Complete Partial PSA Graded Set -- 38 bids
  6. Lot 820 – 1948 Bowman Basketball #66 Jim Pollard PSA 9 -- 36 bids
  7. Lot 822 – 1948 Bowman Basketball Partial PSA Graded Near Set (70 of 72) -- 33 bids
  8. Lot 685 – 1958 Topps Baseball Partial PSA Graded Near Set (487 of 494) -- 33 bids
  9. Lot 567 – 1956 Topps Baseball Partial PSA Graded Near Set (336 of 340) -- 32 bids
  10. Lot 367 – 1948 Leaf Baseball Complete Partial PSA Graded Set -- 30 bids

Pre-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 1 - 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Adrian C. Anson PSA 8 at $11,160, Lot 2 - 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Mike Kelly PSA 8 at $7080, Lot 18 - 1908-09 Rose Company Postcard Honus Wagner PSA AUTHENTIC at $8910, Lot 42 - 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (Green Portrait, Sweet Caporal 150 - Factory No. 30 Reverse) PSA 4 at $3420, Lot 44 - 1909-11 T206 Kid Elberfeld (Washington - Portrait, Sweet Caporal 350 - Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 6 at $3180, Lot 55 - 1909-11 T206 Rube Waddell (Throwing, Sovereign 350 Dark Green Reverse) PSA 6 at $1950, Lot 78 - 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Eddie Plank PSA 6.5 at $4110, Lot 151 - 1912 T202 Evers Makes a Safe Slide - Archer / Overall PSA 6 at $2550, Lot 182 - 1912 T202 Too Late for Devlin - Devlin (Rustlers) / Mathewson PSA 6 at $2790, Lot 184 - 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinets #561 Walter Johnson SGC 50 at $21,840, Lot 185 - 1913 M101-3 Sporting News Ty Cobb SGC 70 at $6600, Lot 246 - 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth PSA 6 at $9240, Lot 253 - 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth PSA 8 at $19,440, Lot 282 - 1938 Goudey #274 Joe Dimaggio PSA 7.5 at $7320, and Lot 342 - 1941 Play Ball #54 Pee Wee Reese PSA 8.5 at $4560.

Post-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 368 - 1948 Bowman #36 Stan Musial PSA 9 at $15,120, Lot 375 - 1949 Bowman #224 Satchell Paige PSA 8 at $4080, Lot 377 - 1950 Bowman Complete Set of Uncut Sheets at $13,320, Lot 557 - 1955 Topps #34 Wayne Terwilliger PSA 9 at $2430, Lot 565 - 1956 Topps #164 Harmon Killebrew (Gray Back) PSA 9 at $5460, Lot 596 - 1957 Topps #95 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 at $10,680, Lot 645 - 1958 Topps #47 Roger Maris PSA 9 at $8040, Lot 674 - 1958 Topps #397 Tigers Team (Numerical List) PSA 8 at $6750, Lot 677 - 1958 Topps #428 Redlegs Team (Numerical List) PSA 9 at $6510, Lot 692 - 1960 Topps #148 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 9 at $5880, Lot 696 - 1960 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 at $3270, Lot 710 - 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 at $3720, and Lot 719 - 1964 Topps #237 Cubs Team PSA 10 at $2670.

Other Sports Highlights include: Lot 790 - 1935 National Chicle #22 Shipwreck Kelley PSA 9 at $4380, Lot 820 - 1948 Bowman Basketball #66 Jim Pollard PSA 9 at $8520, Lot 821 - 1948 Bowman Basketball #69 George Mikan PSA 5.5 at $5460, and Lot 823 - 1986 Fleer Basketball #57 Michael Jordan PSA 10 at $8280.

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the GBSR website at www.gregbussineau.com. Any revisions to the above results will appear on the "Auction Archives" section of the GBSR website approximately 45 days after the closing date of the auction.

GBSR’s next auction is scheduled for Spring 2013, and will run between March 14th and April 4th, 2013. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale. A special limited time offer with substantial incentives is currently available to early consignors. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037, or email him at gb@gregbussineau.com.

If you’re not on the GBSR mailing list, and would like to receive a catalog for the next sale, just go to the website at www.gregbussineau.com and click on "Request a Catalog." You can also register to bid online, and sign up to receive email updates on future auctions.


For immediate release: October 30, 2012

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its
Fall 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its "Fall 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 839 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and complete sets. Bidding will begin on Thursday, November 15th and will end on Thursday, December 6th. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on November 9th. An online preview, at www.gregbussineau.com, will begin on November 8th.

Highlights of the auction include:

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter: Cap Anson PSA 8 and Mike “King” Kelly PSA 8.
  • 1906 Fan Craze American League Complete PSA Graded Set – Weighted GPA 6.18
  • 1908-09 Rose Company Postcards: 15 different examples, including Honus Wagner and Jack Chesbro.
  • 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel: six different examples, including Ty Cobb PSA 5 and Christy Mathewson PSA 5
  • 1909-11 T206 Sherry “Magie” Error SGC EX 60.
  • 1909-11 T206: 23 different examples, including Mordecai Brown (Chicago Shirt, Piedmont 350 - Factory No. 25) PSA 8, Kid Elberfeld (Washington - Portrait, Sweet Caporal 350 - Factory No. 25) PSA 6, Rube Marquard (Hands at Thighs, Sweet Caporal 350 - Factory No. 30) PSA 8, Tris Speaker (Piedmont 350 – Factory No. 25) PSA 8, and Zach Wheat (Sweet Caporal 350-460 - Factory No.30) PSA 8.
  • 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Honus Wagner PSA 8.5
  • 1910 E93 Standard Caramel: 22 different examples, including Chief Bender PSA 7, Addie Joss PSA 7, Christy Mathewson SGC 60, Eddie Plank PSA 6.5, and Cy Young PSA 5.
  • 1911 E100 Bishop & Co. PCL – Type 1: 15 different examples, including Buck Weaver SGC 60.
  • 1911 M110 Sporting Life Cabinet Ty Cobb PSA 2.5
  • 1911 M116 Sporting Life Christy Mathewson PSA 8
  • 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets: 9 different examples, including Ty Cobb PSA 4.
  • 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinet Walter Johnson SGC 50
  • 1912 T202 Triple Folders: 66 different examples, all PSA graded. Many Hall-of-Famers and low-pop issues are featured.
  • 1913 M101-3 Sporting News Postcard Ty Cobb SGC 70
  • 1914 WG4 Polo Grounds Game Cards: four different examples, including Ty Cobb PSA 10 and Christy Mathewson PSA 10.
  • 1915 E106 American Caramel Honus Wagner (Batting) PSA 5
  • 1919-20 Cincinnati Reds “Champions of Nat’l League” Postcards Complete SGC Graded Set
  • 1919 W514 Joe Jackson PSA 8
  • 1923 Walter Mails Card Game Complete SGC Graded Set – Weighted GPA 7.95
  • 1928 Yuengling's Ice Cream Lou Gehrig PSA 8
  • 1932 US Caramel: 32 different examples, including #1 Eddie Collins PSA 7, #6 Bill Dickey PSA 7, #11 Rogers Hornsby PSA 5, #14 Ty Cobb PSA 5, #23 Jimmy Foxx SGC 86, #26 Lou Gehrig PSA 5, #31 Lefty Gomez PSA 7, and #32 Babe Ruth PSA 5.
  • 1933 Delong #7 Lou Gehrig PSA 5
  • 1933 Goudey: 15 different examples, including #53 Babe Ruth PSA 6 and #181 Babe Ruth PSA 8.
  • 1934 Goudey: #6 Dizzy Dean PSA 8 and #23 Charley Gehringer PSA 8.5.
  • 1934-36 Diamond Stars: #50 Mel Ott PSA 9 and #63 Stonewall Jackson PSA 9.
  • 1938 Goudey: #273 Jimmy Foxx PSA 8 and #274 Joe DiMaggio PSA 7.5.
  • 1938 Goudey Complete PSA Graded Set – Weighted GPA 6.17
  • 1939-46 Salutation Exhibits Complete Set Partially PSA Graded – Weighted GPA 6.20
  • 1939 Play Ball: #26 Joe DiMaggio SGC 96 and #92 Ted Williams PSA 8.
  • 1941 Play Ball: Complete set of 72 cards, all PSA graded 8 or higher, offered as individual examples.
  • 1941 Play Ball #54 Pee Wee Reese PSA 8.5
  • 1941 Double Play Complete Set Partially PSA Graded

Post-War Baseball:

  • 1948 Leaf #1 Joe DiMaggio SGC 86
  • 1948 Bowman #36 Stan Musial PSA 9
  • 1949 Bowman: #224 Satchell Paige PSA 8 and #226 Duke Snider SGC 92.
  • 1950 Bowman Complete Set of 21 Uncut Sheets of 12 Cards – From the George Moll Archives.
  • 1950 Drake's Cookies Complete PSA Graded Set – Weighted GPA 5.37
  • 1951 Topps Connie Mack’s All Stars Complete PSA Graded Set – Weighted GPA 4.52
  • 1951 Topps Current All Stars: eight different examples, including Yogi Berra SGC 60 and #8 Bob Lemon SGC 86.
  • 1952 Topps: 87 different examples, including #331 Tom Morgan PSA 8.5, #341 Hal Jeffcoat PSA 8, #372 Gil McDougald PSA 8.5, #392 Hoyt Wilhelm PSA 8, #400 Bill Dickey PSA 8, and #405 Eddie Pellagrini PSA 8.5.
  • 1954 Dan Dee Potato Chips Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5
  • 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron PSA 8
  • 1954 Topps Near Set (220 of 250) PSA Graded – Weighted GPA 7.99
  • 1954 Wilson Franks Near Set (14 of 20) PSA Graded – Weighted GPA 5.18
  • 1957 Topps: 69 different examples, including #18 Don Drysdale PSA 9, #20 Hank Aaron PSA 9, #35 Frank Robinson PSA 9, and #95 Mickey Mantle PSA 9.
  • 1958 Hires Root Beer w/ tab Willie Mays PSA 8
  • 1958 Hires Root Beer w/ tabs Complete Set Partially PSA Graded
  • 1958 Topps: 44 different examples, including #30 Hank Aaron (Yellow Name) PSA 8, #47 Roger Maris PSA 9, and #52 Roberto Clemente (White Team) PSA 9.
  • 1959 Topps #10 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1960 Topps #148 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 9
  • 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1963 Fleer Complete PSA Graded Set – Weighted GPA 8.31
  • 1964 Topps Rookie All Star Banquet Card #12 w/ Pete Rose PSA 8
  • 1965 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1966 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1969 Topps #500 Mickey Mantle (Yellow Name) PSA 9

Other Sports:

  • 1935 National Chicle Football #22 Shipwreck Kelley PSA 9
  • 1969 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set – Weighted GPA 8.74
  • 1948 Bowman Basketball #66 Jim Pollard PSA 9
  • 1948 Bowman Basketball #69 George Mikan PSA 5.5
  • 1986 Fleer Basketball #57 Michael Jordan PSA 10
  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #19 Eddie Shore PSA 8
  • 1932 US Caramel #3 Bobby Jones PSA 5

Full color catalogs are available free of charge. Please go to www.gregbussineau.com and click on "Request a Catalog." 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.

GBSR's next auction will run from March 14th, 2013 to April 4th, 2012. Consignments to the sale are now being accepted. 0% sellers fees and substantial cash advances are available to early consignors. Anyone interested in having their items included in the auction should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037. Or, you can go to www.gregbussineau.com, and click on "To Sell."


For immediate release: July 29, 2012

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces
Successful Completion of Its Summer 2012 Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Summer 2012 catalog/internet auction event. Concluded on Thursday, July 26th, the auction generated total prices realized of $596,826. There were 4,645 registered bidders, 373 active bidders, and 205 different winning bidders. A total of 538 lots were featured, of which 526 (97.8%) sold. There were 3,324 bids placed, for an average of 6.2 bids per lot.

The following five lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 49 – 1909-11 T206 Joe Tinker (Hands on Knees) Uniform Variation SGC 20 -- $33,720
  2. Lot 240 – 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 -- $23,640
  3. Lot 102 – 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig PSA 8 -- $18,720
  4. Lot 85 – 1915 Cracker Jack #88 Christy Mathewson SGC 92 -- $13,920
  5. Lot 372 – 1962 Topps Complete Baseball Set - Partially PSA Graded -- $11,640

The following five lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 372 – 1962 Topps Complete Baseball Set - Partially PSA Graded -- 49 bids
  2. Lot 49 – 1909-11 T206 Joe Tinker (Hands on Knees) Uniform Variation SGC 20 -- 28 bids
  3. Lot 171 – 1951-1969 Lot of 20 PSA Graded Mickey Mantle Cards -- 24 bids
  4. Lot 61 – 1911 T205 Johnny Evers PSA 7 -- 22 bids
  5. Lot 210 – 1953 Red Man Tobacco w/Tab #3N Richie Ashburn PSA 8.5 -- 21 bids

The following five lots had the most unique daily visitors to their website page:

  1. Lot 372 – 1962 Topps Complete Baseball Set - Partially PSA Graded -- 588 hits
  2. Lot 49 – 1909-11 T206 Joe Tinker (Hands on Knees) Uniform Variation SGC 20 -- 433 hits
  3. Lot 486 – 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan PSA 10 -- 407 hits
  4. Lot 171 – 1951-1969 Lot of 20 PSA Graded Mickey Mantle Cards -- 372 hits
  5. Lot 33 – 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (Portrait Green Background) PSA 5 -- 360 hits

Pre-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 5 - 1895 N300 Mayo’s Cut Plug Buck Ewing (Cleveland on Shirt) SGC 84 at $9960, Lot 41 - 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson Color Variation SGC Authentic at $3840, Lot 44 - 1909-11 T206 Christy Mathewson Color Variation SGC Authentic at $4560, Lot 49 - 1909-11 T206 Joe Tinker (Hands on Knees) Uniform Variation SGC 20 at $33,720, Lot 61 - 1911 T205 Johnny Evers PSA 7 at $3780, Lot 62 - 1911 T205 Addie Joss PSA 6 at $5040, Lot 65 - 1911 T205 Speaker PSA 8 at $10,440, Lot 74 - 1912 T202 Devlin Gets His Man - Fletcher / Mathewson PSA 7 at $2460, Lot 78 - 1912 T202 Ty Cobb Steals Third - Austin / Stovall PSA 7 at $3060, Lot 97 - 1933 Delong #19 Chick Hafey SGC 86 at $2700, and Lot 102 - 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig PSA 8 at $18,720.

Post-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 161 - 1949 Bowman #226 Duke Snider PSA 8.5 at $3600, Lot 182 - 1952 Topps #180 Charley Maxwell PSA 8 at $3480, Lot 209 - 1953 Red Man Tobacco w/Tab #3A Yogi Berra PSA 8.5 at $2070, Lot 240 - 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 at $23,640, Lot 265 - 1953 Topps #280 Milt Bolling PSA 8 at $3060, Lot 304 - 1957 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 9 at $8760, Lot 371 - 1962 Topps #320 Hank Aaron PSA 8.5 at $1710, and Lot 399 - 1966 Topps #126 Jim Palmer PSA 9 at $2460.

Other Sports Highlights include: Lot 486 - 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan PSA 10 at $8040 and Lot 488 - 1951 Parkhurst #66 Gordie Howe SGC 88 at $8760.

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the GBSR website at www.gregbussineau.com.

GBSR’s next auction is scheduled for Fall 2012, and will run between November 15th and December 6th, 2012. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale. A special limited time offer with substantial incentives is currently available to early consignors. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037, or email him at gb@gregbussineau.com.

If you’re not on the GBSR mailing list, and would like to receive a catalog for the next sale, just go to the website at www.gregbussineau.com and click on "Request a Catalog." You can also register to bid online, and sign up to receive email updates on future auctions.


For immediate release: June 21, 2012

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its
Summer 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its “Summer 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia” catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 539 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and complete sets. Bidding will begin on Thursday, July 5th and will end on Thursday, July 26th. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on June 29th. An online preview, at www.gregbussineau.com, will begin on June 28th.

Highlights of the auction include:

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1887 N284 Gold Coin Charles Comiskey PSA 7 - Finest Graded Example
  • 1895 N300 Mayo Buck Ewing (Cleveland on Shirt) SGC 84 - Finest Graded Example
  • 1895 N300 Mayo Cap Anson SGC 50
  • 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel Honus Wagner SGC 60
  • 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Ty Cobb PSA 5
  • Possibly Unique T206 Color Variations of Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Mordecai Brown, Clark Griffith, and Cy Young.
  • T206 Joe Tinker Cubs over Chicago Uniform Variation - One of Two Publicly Known Examples
  • T206 Scarce Ad Back Varieties: Including Bill Bradley (Brown Hindu), Jimmy Dygert (Broadleaf Cigarettes - 350 Subjects), Addie Joss (Piedmont - 350 - 460 Subjects - Factory No. 42), and others.
  • 1911 T205 Gold Borders: Including Frank Chance PSA 8, Ty Cobb PSA 6, Addie Joss PSA 6, and Tris Speaker PSA 8.
  • 1915 Cracker Jacks - #65 Tris Speaker SGC 88 and #88 Christy Mathewson SGC 92.
  • 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth PSA 6
  • 1934 Goudey #62 Hank Greenberg PSA 8
  • 1940 Play Ball #27 Ted Williams PSA 8

Post-War Baseball:

  • 1948 Bowman #18 Warren Spahn SGC 96 - Finest Graded Example
  • 1949 Bowman #226 Duke Snider PSA 8.5
  • 1952 Topps #37 Duke Snider SGC 92
  • 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 4
  • 1952 Topps #400 Bill Dickey PSA 8
  • Low Pop 1952 Topps: Including #173 Roy Smalley PSA 8, #180 Charley Maxwell PSA 8, #398 Hal Rice PSA 8, and #399 Jim Fridley PSA 8.
  • 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5
  • 1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle PSA 8
  • 1954 Bowman #66 Ted Williams SGC 92
  • 1954 Bowman Partial Set - SGC Graded
  • 1954 Topps #94 Ernie Banks SGC 88
  • 1955 Topps Double Header #31/2 Ernie Banks PSA 9 - Finest Graded Example
  • 1956 Topps #130 Willie Mays PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 9
  • 1960 Topps Complete Set - Partially PSA/SGC Graded
  • 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps Complete Set - Partially PSA Graded
  • 1967 Topps #5 Whitey Ford PSA 10 - Finest Graded Example
  • 1971 Topps #100 Pete Rose SGC 96

Other Sports:

  • 1955 Bowman Football Complete PSA Graded Set - Weighted GPA 7.99
  • 1965 Topps Football #122 Joe Namath PSA 8
  • 1986 Fleer Basketball #57 Michael Jordan PSA 10
  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #8 Walter Hagen PSA 8
  • 1951 Parkhurst Hockey #66 Gordie Howe SGC 88

Non-Sports:

  • Many different 1933-4 National Chicle Sky Birds, 1935 Mickey Mouse, 1949 Bowman Wild West, etc. - Including several finest PSA graded examples.

Full color catalogs are available free of charge, either by calling GBSR at (231) 922-8037, or through its 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.

GBSR's next auction will run from November 15th, 2012 to December 6th, 2012. Consignments to the sale are now being accepted. 0% sellers fees and substantial cash advances are available to early consignors. Anyone interested in having their items included in the auction should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037. Or, you can go to www.gregbussineau.com, and click on "To Sell."


For immediate release: April 9, 2012

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces
Successful Completion of Its Spring 2012 Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Spring 2012 catalog/internet auction event. Concluded on Thursday, April 5th, the auction generated total prices realized of $680,250. There were 4,586 registered bidders, 355 active bidders, and 175 different winning bidders. A total of 561 lots were featured, of which 559 (99.6%) sold. There were 3,427 bids placed, for an average of 6.1 bids per lot.

The following five lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 440 – 1960 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.29) -- $46,200
  2. Lot 177 – 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 7 -- $30,000
  3. Lot 209 – 1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 -- $28,920
  4. Lot 124 – 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 -- $24,720
  5. Lot 23 – 1909-11 T206 Rube Waddell (Throwing) PSA 9 -- $23,520

The following six lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 13 – 1906 Fan Craze N.L. Luther H. Taylor SGC 92 -- 31 bids
  2. Lot 54 – 1912 T202 Desperate Slide for Third - Ty Cobb / O'Leary PSA 7 -- 29 bids
  3. Lot 55 – 1912 T202 Devlin Gets His Man - Christy Mathewson / Devlin (Giants) PSA 7 -- 29 bids
  4. Lot 529 – 1977 Topps #360 Walter Payton PSA 10 -- 29 bids
  5. Lot 556 – 1933 Goudey Sports Kings #8 Walter Hagen PSA 8.5 -- 28 bids
  6. Lot 124 – 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 -- 28 bids

The following five lots had the most unique daily visitors to their website page:

  1. Lot 124 – 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 -- 550 hits
  2. Lot 440 – 1960 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.29) -- 540 hits
  3. Lot 177 – 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 7 -- 532 hits
  4. Lot 209 – 1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 -- 447 hits
  5. Lot 439 – 1959 Topps Baseball Near Complete Graded Set -- 388 hits

Pre-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 13 - 1906 Fan Craze N.L. Luther H. Taylor SGC 92 at $3750, Lot 22 - 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (Red Portrait) SGC 84 at $6360, Lot 23 – 1909-11 T206 Rube Waddell (Throwing) PSA 9 at $23,520, Lot 54 – 1912 T202 Desperate Slide for Third - Ty Cobb / O'Leary PSA 7 at $7850, Lot 55 – 1912 T202 Devlin Gets His Man - Christy Mathewson / Devlin (Giants) PSA 7 at $4980, Lot 77 - 1912 T202 Too Late for Devlin - Meyers / Wiltse PSA 7.5 at $3150, Lot 78 - 1912 T202 Ty Cobb Steals Third - Austin / Stovall PSA 7 at $3420, Lot 80 - 1916 Herpolsheimer Co. #91 Walter Johnson PSA 7 at $6360, and Lot 98 - 1935 Diamond Stars #66 Ducky Medwick PSA 9 at $4620.

Post-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 124 – 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 at $24,720, Lot 209 – 1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 at $28,920, Lot 422 - 1956 Topps #5 Ted Williams PSA 8.5 at $3060, Lot 425 - 1956 Topps #130 Willie Mays PSA 9 at $4320, Lot 440 – 1960 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.29) at $46,200, and Lot 489 - 1966 Topps #300 Bob Clemente PSA 9 at $3180.

Football Highlights include: Lot 476 - 1959 Topps #23 Bart Starr PSA 10 at $7260, Lot 481 - 1959 Topps #40 Bobby Layne PSA 10 at $3150, Lot 497 - 1963 Topps #98 Fran Tarkenton PSA 9 at $3750, Lot 526 - 1976 Topps #148 Walter Payton PSA 10 at $5310, Lot 529 - 1977 Topps #360 Walter Payton PSA 10 at $4110, and Lot 540 - 1984 Topps #228 Walter Payton PSA 10 at $2430.

Other Sports Highlights include: Lot 550 - 1960 Topps #14 Stan Mikita PSA 8 at $1950 and Lot 556 - 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #8 Walter Hagen PSA 8.5 at $9960.

Greg Bussineau comments: "The market for rare and/or very high-grade sportscards is the strongest it's been in the last five years. In this auction, a number of popular and important cards sold for the highest prices on record. Also, we added close to 100 new registered bidders since our last sale, which confirms that interest in sports collectibles continues to grow."

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the GBSR website at www.gregbussineau.com.

GBSR's next auction is scheduled for Summer 2012, and will run between July 5th and July 26th, 2012. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale. A special limited time offer with substantial incentives is currently available to early consignors. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037, or email him at gb@gregbussineau.com.

If you’re not on the GBSR mailing list and would like to receive a catalog for the next sale, just go to the website at www.gregbussineau.com and click on "Request a Catalog." You can also register to bid online, and sign up to receive email updates on future auctions.


For immediate release: March 1, 2012

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its
Spring 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its "Spring 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 562 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and PSA graded registry sets. Bidding will begin on Thursday, March 15th and will end on Thursday, April 5th. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on March 9th. An online preview, at www.gregbussineau.com, will begin on March 8th.

Highlights of the auction include:

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1906 Fan Craze National League: An impressive selection of high-grade cards, including Honus Wagner SGC 88, Frank Chance SGC 96, Roger Bresnahan SGC 96, Fred Clarke SGC 96, Hugh Duffy SGC 96, Joe McGinnity SGC 96, Jake Beckley SGC 96, and many others.
  • T206 Ty Cobb (Red Portrait) SGC 84
  • T206 Rube Waddell (Throwing) PSA 9
  • 1910 E98 Christy Mathewson PSA 5
  • 1911 M116 Sporting Life Ty Cobb (Pastel) SGC 84
  • 1912 T202 Triple Folders: An outstanding selection of high-grade cards, including Cobb / Desperate Slide for Third / O'Leary PSA 7, Devlin (Giants) / Devlin Gets His Man / Mathewson PSA 7, Austin / Ty Cobb Steals Third / Stovall PSA 7, and many other Hall-of-Famers.
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #65 Tris Speaker SGC 88
  • 1916 Herpolsheimer Co. #91 Walter Johnson PSA 7 - Finest Graded Example
  • 1933 DeLong #14 Lefty Gomez SGC 92 and #22 Chuck Klein SGC 88
  • 1933 Goudey #160 Lou Gehrig SGC 84
  • 1934 Batter-Up #73 Hack Wilson PSA 8.5 - Finest Graded Example
  • 1935 Diamond Stars #54 Hank “Greenburg” error PSA 8.5 - Finest Graded Example
  • 1935 Diamond Stars #66 Ducky Medwick PSA 9
  • 1936 Goudey Complete PSA Set - 5th Current Finest, Weighted GPA 7.17

Post-War Baseball:

  • 1948 Leaf #3 Babe Ruth SGC 84
  • 1948 Bowman Complete PSA Set - 12th Current Finest, Weighted GPA 7.39
  • 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1952 Topps #11 Phil Rizzuto (Red Back) PSA 8
  • 1952 Topps #37 Duke Snider (Red Back) SGC 96 - Finest Graded Example
  • 1952 Topps #88 Bob Feller PSA 9
  • 1952 Topps #307 Frank Campos (Black Star on Back) SGC 84
  • 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 7
  • 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8
  • 1953 Red Man Tobacco Complete PSA Set - 2nd Current Finest, Weighted GPA 7.99
  • 1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1954 Dan-Dee Bob Feller PSA 9
  • 1954 Topps #1 Ted Williams SGC 96 - Finest Graded Example
  • 1954 Topps #90 Willie Mays SGC 96 - Finest Graded Example
  • 1954 Topps #250 Ted Williams SGC 88
  • 1954 Topps: Dozens of high-grade commons and Hall-of-Famers, including many PSA 9's and SGC 96's.
  • 1954 Wilson Franks Gil Hodges PSA 8
  • 1956 Topps #5 Ted Williams (Gray Back) PSA 8.5
  • 1956 Topps #130 Willie Mays PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps #76 Roberto Clemente SGC 96
  • 1959 Topps #10 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1960 Topps Complete PSA Set - 7th Current Finest, Weighted GPA 8.29
  • 1964 Topps Stand-Up Sandy Koufax PSA 9
  • 1964 Topps Stand-Up Mickey Mantle SGC 96 - Finest Graded Example
  • 1966 Topps #1 Willie Mays PSA 9
  • 1969 Transogram Hank Aaron PSA 9 - Finest Graded Example

Football:

  • 1935 National Chicle #2 Bo Molenda PSA 8
  • 1935 National Chicle #9 Knute Rockne SGC 92
  • 1935 National Chicle #11 Turk Edwards PSA 8
  • 1954 Bowman Complete PSA Set - 10th Current Finest, Weighted GPA 7.87
  • 1955 Topps All-American #68 The Four Horsemen PSA 9
  • 1959 Topps Near Set (153 of 176) - All Graded PSA MINT 9
  • 1959 Topps: Over 20 different PSA 10's, including #23 Bart Starr - Finest Graded Example and #40 Bobby Layne - Finest Graded Example.
  • 1970 Kellogg’s Complete PSA Set - 1st Current Finest, Weighted GPA 10.00
  • 1976 Topps #148 Walter Payton PSA 10

Other Sports:

  • 1976 Topps Basketball Complete PSA Set - 7th Current Finest, Weighted GPA 8.72
  • 1985 O-Pee-Chee #9 Mario Lemieux PSA 10
  • 1987 O-Pee-Chee Complete PSA Set - 4th Current Finest, Weighted GPA 9.69
  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #8 Walter Hagen PSA 8.5

Full color catalogs are available free of charge, either by calling GBSR at (231) 922-8037, or through its 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.

GBSR's next auction will run from July 5th, 2012 to July 26th, 2012. Consignments to the sale are now being accepted. 0% sellers fees and substantial cash advances are available to early consignors. Anyone interested in having their items included in the auction should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037. Or, you can go to www.gregbussineau.com, and click on "To Sell."


For immediate release: December 7, 2011

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces
Successful Completion of Its Fall 2011 Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Fall 2011 catalog/internet auction event. Concluded on Thursday, December 1st, the auction generated total prices realized of $769,344. There were 4,490 registered bidders, 448 active bidders, and 239 different winning bidders. A total of 825 lots were featured, of which 816 (98.9%) sold. There were 4,864 bids placed, for an average of 5.9 bids per lot.

The following five lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 604 – 1966 Topps Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.72) -- $42,600
  2. Lot 3 – 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter John Clarkson PSA 9 -- $26,520
  3. Lot 4 – 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Charles Comiskey PSA 8 -- $22,320
  4. Lot 36 – 1909-11 T206 Willie Keeler (With Bat) PSA 9 -- $20,640
  5. Lot 605 – 1967 Topps Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.00) -- $19,920

The following five lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 755 – 1971 Topps #250 Joe Namath PSA 9 -- 38 bids
  2. Lot 652 – 1990's Nolan Ryan Lot of 1577 (1100 Different) PSA Graded Cards -- 33 bids
  3. Lot 649 – 1967-79 Nolan Ryan Lot of 137 (99 Different) PSA Graded Cards -- 31 bids
  4. Lot 651 – 1980's Nolan Ryan Lot of 481 (301 Different) PSA Graded Cards -- 29 bids
  5. Lot 4 – 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Charles Comiskey PSA 8 -- 25 bids

The following five lots had the most unique daily visitors to their website page:

  1. Lot 652 – 1990's Nolan Ryan Lot of 1577 (1100 Different) PSA Graded Cards -- 1175 hits
  2. Lot 1 – 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Adrian C. Anson PSA 8 -- 513 hits
  3. Lot 604 – 1966 Topps Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.72) -- 465 hits
  4. Lot 605 – 1967 Topps Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.00) -- 439 hits
  5. Lot 38 – 1909-11 T206 Nick Maddox (Carolina Brights Reverse) SGC 60 -- 434 hits

Pre-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 3 - 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter John Clarkson PSA 9 at $26,520, Lot 4 - 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Charles Comiskey PSA 8 at $22,320, Lot 20 - 1887 N172 Old Judge Joe Werrick SGC 88 at $2340, Lot 35 - 1909-11 T206 Johnny Evers (Red Hindu Reverse) PSA 2.5 at $6300, Lot 36 - 1909-11 T206 Willie Keeler (With Bat) PSA 9 at $20,640, Lot 64 - 1912 E300 Plow's Candy Stuffy McInnes SGC 80 at $3540, and Lot 72 - 1915 Cracker Jack #66 Nap Lajoie PSA 8 at $5880.

Post-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 152 - 1952 Bowman #196 Stan Musial PSA 9 at $4620, Lot 162 - 1952 Topps #146 Frank House PSA 8.5 at $2310, Lot 177 - 1953 Bowman B&W Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 7.24) at $13,920, Lot 188 - 1953 Topps #1 Jackie Robinson PSA 8 at $3420, Lot 344 - 1954 Topps #37 Whitey Ford PSA 9 at $3780, Lot 359 - 1955 Bowman #179 Hank Aaron SGC 96 at $5520, Lot 375 - 1955 Topps #50 Jackie Robinson PSA 9 at $5520, Lot 641 - 1977 Topps #650 Nolan Ryan PSA 10 at $2580, and Lot 647 - 1985 Topps Mini #760 Nolan Ryan PSA 9 at $3030.

Other Sports Highlights include: Lot 723 - 1963 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.05) at $8520, Lot 727 - 1963 Topps Football #95 Willie Wood PSA 10 at $4320, Lot 735 - 1971 Topps Football PSA Graded Near Set (GPA 8.01) at $5880, Lot 755 - 1971 Topps #250 Joe Namath PSA 9 at $5310, and Lot 764 - 1957 Topps #77 Bill Russell PSA 8 at $7740.

Greg Bussineau comments: "The bidding for finest graded, key, PSA Set Registry cards was extremely strong in this auction. Also, popular high-grade 1950's and 1960's Hall-of-Famer cards with exceptional eye-appeal brought outstanding prices. We added 130 new registered bidders since our last sale, which testifies to the continuing strong interest in high-end sports collectibles."

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the GBSR website at www.gregbussineau.com.

GBSR's next auction is scheduled for Spring 2012, and will run between March 15 and April 5, 2012. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale. A special limited time offer with substantial incentives is currently available to early consignors. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.

If you’re not on the GBSR mailing list and would like to receive a catalog for the next sale, just go our website at www.gregbussineau.com and click on "Request a Catalog." You can also register to bid online, and sign up to receive email updates on future auctions.


For immediate release: October 27, 2011

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its
Fall 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its "Fall 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 827 lots of complete PSA graded Registry Sets, important trading card rarities, and legendary Hall-of-Famer issues. Bidding will begin on Thursday, November 10th and will end on Thursday, December 1st. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on November 4th. An online preview, at www.gregbussineau.com, will begin on November 3rd.

Highlights of the auction include:

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter: Cap Anson PSA 8, John Clarkson PSA 9, Charles Comiskey PSA 8, Tim Keefe PSA 8, Mike Kelly PSA 8, and John Ward PSA 8.
  • 1887 N172 Old Judge: several different Hall-of-Famers and commons.
  • 1895 N300 Mayo's: several different Hall-of-Famers.
  • T206 Willie Keeler (With Bat) PSA 9
  • T206's with rare backs: several different, including Johnny Evers "Red" Hindu PSA 2.5.
  • 1911 T201 Doublefolder: Evers/Chance PSA 8 and Johnson Street PSA 8.
  • 1915 Cracker Jack: Johnny Evers PSA 8, Tris Speaker PSA 8, and Napoleon Lajoie PSA 8.
  • 1921 Koester Bread Babe Ruth SGC 86
  • 1922 Neilson's Chocolate Type II Near Set of 114
  • 1933 DeLong: Pie Traynor PSA 8 and Lefty Gomez PSA 8.
  • 1933 Goudey: Moe Berg PSA 8.5 and Lefty Grove PSA 8.
  • 1933 Butter Cream Mickey Cochrane PSA 6
  • 1934-36 Diamond Stars: Mickey Cochrane PSA 8.5 and Hank "Greenburg" Error PSA 8.
  • 1941 Play Ball: Hank Greenberg PSA 8 and Pee Wee Reese PSA 8.

Post-War Baseball:

  • 1948 Leaf Joe DiMaggio SGC 88
  • 1952 Bowman Stan Musial PSA 9
  • 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle - Autographed PSA/DNA Signature 8
  • 1952 Topps Jim Turner PSA 8
  • 1953 Bowman B&W Casey Stengel PSA 8
  • 1953 Bowman B&W Complete PSA Graded Set (6th Current Finest - Weighted GPA 7.24)
  • 1953 Red Man w/ Tab Yogi Berra PSA 9
  • 1953 Topps: dozens of high-grade Hall-of-Famers and commons, including Pee Wee Reese SGC 96 and Satchel Paige SGC 96.
  • 1954 Dan Dee Mickey Mantle SGC 96
  • 1954 Topps Whitey Ford PSA 9
  • 1955 Bowman Hank Aaron SGC 96
  • 1955 Topps Jackie Robinson PSA 9
  • 1955 Topps Willie Mays PSA 8.5
  • 1961 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1961 Topps Complete Set
  • 1962 Bell Brand Sandy Koufax PSA 8
  • 1963 Topps Pete Rose PSA 8.5
  • 1964 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1964 Topps Stand-Up Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1965 Topps Complete Set
  • 1965 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1966 Topps: several PSA 9 and PSA 10 Hall-of-Famers and commons, including Pete Rose PSA 9, Mickey Mantle PSA 9, Hank Aaron PSA 9, Robin Roberts PSA 10, Willie McCovey PSA 10, and Billy Williams PSA 10.
  • 1966 Topps Complete PSA Graded Set (4th Current Finest - Weighted GPA 8.72)
  • 1967 Topps Tom Seaver SGC 96
  • 1967 Topps Complete PSA Graded Set (17th Current Finest - Weighted GPA 8.00)
  • 1968 Topps Killebrew/Mays/Mantle PSA 10
  • 1969 Topps Complete Set
  • 1970 Topps Gaylord Perry PSA 10
  • An incredible collection of 2,236 Nolan Ryan PSA Set Registry cards.

Football:

  • 1954 Bowman: several PSA 9 and PSA 10 Hall-of-Famers and commons, including Bobby Layne PSA 9, Dante Lavelli PSA 10, and Charley Conerly PSA 10.
  • 1955 Bowman Complete PSA Graded Set (3rd Current Finest - Weighted GPA 8.09)
  • 1955 Topps All-American The Four Horsemen PSA 9
  • 1955 Topps All-American Complete PSA Graded Set (20th Current Finest - Weighted GPA 7.69)
  • 1956 Topps Leo Nomellini PSA 10
  • 1963 Topps Willie Wood PSA 10
  • 1963 Topps Complete PSA Graded Set (2nd Current Finest - Weighted GPA 8.05)
  • 1971 Topps: several key PSA 9 and PSA 10 Hall-of-Famers and rookie cards, including John Unitas PSA 9, Dick Butkus PSA 9, Sonny Jurgensen PSA 10, Bubba Smith PSA 10, Terry Bradshaw PSA 9, Joe Greene PSA 9, and Joe Namath PSA 9.
  • 1971 Topps Near Complete (262/263) PSA Graded Set (6th Current Finest - Weighted GPA 8.01)

Other Sports:

  • 1957 Topps Bill Russell PSA 8
  • 1957 Topps Dick Schnittker PSA 8
  • 1961 Fleer #38 Bill Russell PSA 9
  • 1970 Topps Pete Maravich BVG 9
  • 1972 Topps Oscar Robertson PSA 10
  • 1954 Parkhurst Gordie Howe PSA 8
  • Lot of 242 Mario Lemieux PSA Set Registry cards.
  • Several lots of 1975-1977 O-Pee-Chee WHA PSA graded cards.

Non-Sports:

  • Dozens of 1959 Fleer Three Stooges in PSA 8, PSA 8.5, and PSA 9.

Full color catalogs are available free of charge, either by calling GBSR at (231) 922-8037, or through its 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.

GBSR's next auction will run from March 15th to April 5th, 2012. Consignments to the sale are now being accepted. 0% sellers fees and substantial cash advances are available to early consignors. Anyone interested in having their items included in the auction should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037. Or, you can go to www.gregbussineau.com, and click on "To Sell."


For immediate release: July 27, 2011

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces
Successful Completion of Its Summer 2011 Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Summer 2011 catalog/internet auction event. Concluded on Thursday, July 21st, the auction generated total prices realized of $957,276. There were 4,355 registered bidders, 372 active bidders, and 195 different winning bidders. A total of 588 lots were featured, of which 571 (97.1%) sold. There were 3,710 bids placed, for an average of 6.3 bids per lot.

The following five lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 2 – 1933 Goudey PSA Graded Set (GPA 6.00) -- $58,200
  2. Lot 5 – 1971 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.33) -- $53,040
  3. Lot 7 – 1975 Topps "Mini" Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 9.04) -- $39,000
  4. Lot 9 – 1956 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.78) -- $28,320
  5. Lot 8 – 1955 Bowman Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.48) -- $21,840

The following five lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 9 – 1956 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.78) -- 37 bids
  2. Lot 8 – 1955 Bowman Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.48) -- 34 bids
  3. Lot 578 – 1968-69 OPC #2 Bobby Orr PSA 9 -- 33 bids
  4. Lot 5 – 1971 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.33) -- 30 bids
  5. Lot 2 – 1933 Goudey PSA Graded Set (GPA 6.00) -- 27 bids

The following five lots had the most unique daily visitors to their website page:

  1. Lot 2 – 1933 Goudey PSA Graded Set (GPA 6.00) -- 815 hits
  2. Lot 5 – 1971 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.33) -- 760 hits
  3. Lot 578 – 1968-69 OPC #2 Bobby Orr PSA 9 -- 563 hits
  4. Lot 7 – 1975 Topps "Mini" Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 9.04) -- 505 hits
  5. Lot 264 – 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 -- 486 hits

Complete Set Highlights include: Lot 1 - 1910 P2 Sweet Caporal Pins at $19,920, Lot 5 - 1971 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.33) at $53,040, Lot 7 - 1975 Topps "Mini" Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 9.04) at $39,000, Lot 9 - 1956 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.78) at $28,320, and Lot 12 - 1944 American Beauties Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 8.96) at $4800.

Pre-War Highlights include: Lot 28 - 1911 T201 W. Bergen / Z. Wheat PSA 8 at $1350, Lot 33 - 1911 T201 J. Downs / F. Odwell PSA 8 at $1350, Lot 34 - 1911 T201 E. Grant / J. McLean PSA 8.5 at $2550, Lot 38 - 1911 T205 Clark Griffith PSA 7 at $3960, Lot 40 - 1911 T205 Miller Huggins PSA 8 at $7680, Lot 48 - 1911 T205 Zack Wheat PSA 7 at $3120, Lot 55 - 1913 T200 Phildelphia Nationals PSA 6 at $2190, Lot 77 - 1915 Cracker Jack #39 "Chick" Gandil SGC 96 at $6000, Lot 94 - 1915 Cracker Jack #66 Nap Lajoie SGC 96 at $14,520, Lot 135 - 1933 DeLong #22 Chuck Klein PSA 8 at $3420, Lot 137 - 1933 Goudey #2 Dazzy Vance PSA 7 at $2190, Lot 165 - 1933 Goudey #240 Harold Schumacher PSA 8 at $2340, Lot 175 - 1934-36 Diamond Stars #2 Al Simmons PSA at $2700, and Lot 198 - 1938 Goudey #262 Ducky Medwick PSA 8 at $2460.

Post-War Highlights include: Lot 213 - 1949 Bowman #191 Joe Haynes PSA 10 at $8940, Lot 244 - 1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson SGC 88 at $6600, Lot 263 - 1953 Topps #110 Herman Wehmeier PSA 9 at $2310, Lot 265 - 1953 Topps #168 Willard Schmidt PSA 9 at $2430, Lot 267 - 1954 Bowman #215 Johnny Bucha PSA 10 at $2310, Lot 276 - 1955 Topps #5 Jim Gilliam PSA 8.5 at $2070, Lot 295 - 1955 Topps #50 Jackie Robinson PSA 8.5 at $2820, Lot 381 - 1956 Topps #15 Ernie Banks PSA 8.5 at $2670, Lot 401 - 1958 Topps #52 Bob Clemente (White Letters) PSA 8.5 at $2220, Lot 435 - 1968 Topps #280 Mickey Mantle PSA 10 at $6840, and Lot 488 - 1971 Topps #160 Tom Seaver PSA 10 at $20,520.

Football and Hockey Highlights include: Lot 506 - 1952 Bowman Large #144 Jim Lansford PSA 7 at $3780, Lot 527 - 1963 Fleer #10 Nick Buoniconti PSA 9 at $1230, Lot 534 - 1963 Fleer Checklist 1 - 88 PSA 8 at $2190, Lot 570 - 1976 Topps #220 Jack Lambert PSA 10 at $1170, Lot 575 - 1952 Parkhurst #88 Gordie Howe PSA 8 at $3540, Lot 576 - 1958 Topps #2 Terry Sawchuk PSA 8 at $990, Lot 578 - 1968 OPC #2 Bobby Orr PSA 9 at $12,630, Lot 580 - 1970 Topps #3 Bobby Orr PSA 10 at $7500, Lot 583 - 1971 OPC #133 Marcel Dionne PSA 10 at $4380, and Lot 584 - 1980 OPC #250 Wayne Gretzky PSA 10 at $4980.

Non-Sports Highlights include: Lot 588 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #63 Checklist PSA 8 at $4380.

Greg Bussineau comments: "We were very satisfied with the results of this auction. Total prices realized were the highest of any auction we've held. And, more importantly, we added well over 400 new registered bidders since our last sale. High grade complete sets were fiercely contested for. Key pre-war set registry cards, key post-war set registry cards, and certain high-grade rookie cards achieved outstanding final prices. But, without a doubt, the hottest area of the sale was high-grade hockey cards. They were strong across the board. We had several set registry rarities that set all time record prices."

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the GBSR website at www.gregbussineau.com.

GBSR's next auction is scheduled for fall 2011, and will run between November 10 and December 1. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale. A special limited time offer with sizeable incentives is currently available to early submitters. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.

If you’re not on the GBSR mailing list and would like to receive a catalog for the next sale, please call Jennifer at (231) 922-8037. Or, just go to the GBSR website at www.gregbussineau.com and click on "Request a Catalog." You can also register to bid online, and sign up to receive email updates on future auctions.


For immediate release: June 13, 2011

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its
Summer 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its "Summer 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 588 lots of complete PSA graded Registry Sets, important trading card rarities, and legendary Hall-of-Famer issues. Bidding will begin on June 30th, 2011 and will end on July 21st, 2011. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on June 24th, 2011. An online preview, at www.gregbussineau.com, will begin on June 23rd, 2011.

Highlights of the auction include:

PSA Graded Registry Sets:

  • 1933 Goudey PSA Graded Set (13th Current Finest - Weighted GPA 6.00)
  • 1959 Fleer Ted Williams Complete PSA Graded Set (Weighted GPA 8.48)
  • 1960 Armour Coins Complete PSA Graded Set (4th Current Finest - Weighted GPA 9.75)
  • 1971 Topps Complete PSA Graded Set (3rd Current Finest - Weighted GPA 8.33)
  • 1973 Topps Comics Complete PSA Graded Set (2nd Current Finest - Weighted GPA 7.79)
  • 1975 Topps Mini Complete PSA Graded Set (2nd Current Finest - Weighted GPA 9.04)
  • 1955 Bowman Football Complete PSA Graded Set (2nd Current Finest - Weighted GPA 8.48)
  • 1956 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set (1st Current Finest - Weighted GPA 8.78)
  • 1963 Fleer Football Complete PSA Graded Set (Weighted GPA 7.91)
  • 1966 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set (2nd Current Finest - Weighted GPA 8.11)

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1910 P2 Sweet Caporal Complete Set of 204 Pins
  • 1888 N29 Allen & Ginter William Ewing (Baseball) PSA 8
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Christy Mathewson (Dark Cap) PSA 7
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Frank Chance PSA 8
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Miller Huggins PSA 8
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Addie Joss PSA 6
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Walter Johnson PSA 7
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Christy Mathewson PSA 7
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border John McGraw PSA 8
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Tris Speaker PSA 8
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Cy Young PSA 7
  • 1910-11 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets #27 Christy Mathewson (Checklist Back - Offer) SGC 80
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #1 Otto Knabe SGC 92
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #3 Joe Tinker SGC 92
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #7 Edward Collins SGC 88
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #14 Sam Crawford SGC 88
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #17 Roger Bresnahan SGC 96
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #18 Johnny Evers SGC 96
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #36 Ed Walsh SGC 88
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #39 Charles Gandil SGC 96
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #43 Richard Marquard SGC 88
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #52 Zach Wheat SGC 92
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #57 Walter Johnson SGC 84
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #66 Nap Lajoie SGC 96
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #70 Fred Clarke PSA 8
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #136 Rabbit Maranville SGC 92
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #161 Edward Rousch SGC 96
  • Dozens of other high-grade 1915 Cracker Jack commons and Hall-of-Famers.
  • 1923 Zeenut PCL Paul Waner (Without Coupon) SGC 60
  • 1922 E120 American Caramel Ty Cobb (Cob) SGC 84
  • 1932 US Caramel #18 Tony Lazzeri PSA 8
  • 1932 US Caramel #13 Lloyd Waner PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey #119 Rogers Hornsby PSA 8
  • 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth SGC 86
  • 1933 Goudey #188 Rogers Hornsby SGC 96
  • 1934 Goudey #6 Dizzy Dean SGC 88
  • 1939 Play Ball #26 Joe DiMaggio PSA 8
  • 1941 Play Ball #71 Joe DiMaggio SGC 88

Post-War Baseball:

  • 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson SGC 88
  • 1949 Bowman #191 Joe Haynes PSA 10
  • 1950 Bowman #22 Jackie Robinson SGC 88
  • 1952 Bowman #1 Yogi Berra PSA 8
  • 1952 Topps #277 Early Wynn SGC 96
  • 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 6
  • 1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson SGC 88
  • 1953 Bowman Color #117 Duke Snider PSA 9
  • 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5
  • 1954 Topps #250 Ted Williams PSA 8
  • 1955 Bowman #242 Ernie Banks PSA 9
  • 1955 Topps #4 Al Kaline SGC 96
  • 1955 Topps #28 Ernie Banks SGC 96
  • 1955 Topps #47 Hank Aaron SGC 96
  • 1955 Topps #50 Jackie Robinson SGC 96
  • 1955 Topps #194 Willie Mays SGC 96
  • 1955 Topps #195 Ed Roebuck PSA 9
  • 1955 Topps #198 Yogi Berra SGC 96
  • Dozens of other high quality PSA/SGC graded 1955 Topps commons and Hall-of-Famers.
  • 1958 Bell Brand Dodgers Cello Pack Gil Hodges PSA 9
  • 1959 Topps #10 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1962 Topps #18 Managers' Dream - M. Mantle / W. Mays PSA 9
  • 1964 Topps Stand-Up #45 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1968 Topps #280 Mickey Mantle PSA 10
  • Complete set of high quality PSA graded 1969 Topps Supers, most of which are being sold individually.
  • 1970 Topps Super #34 Pete Rose PSA 10
  • 1971 Topps #160 Tom Seaver PSA 10
  • 1972 Topps #309 Roberto Clemente PSA 10
  • 1973 Topps Pin-Ups Hank Aaron SGC 84
  • 1973 Topps Pin-Ups Reggie Jackson PSA 8
  • 1973 Topps Pin-Ups Brooks Robinson PSA 8
  • 1973 Topps Pin-Ups Carl Yastrzemski PSA 7
  • 1974 Topps #20 Nolan Ryan PSA 10
  • 1975 Topps #622 Rookie Outfielders - Fred Lynn PSA 10

Other Sports:

  • 1952 Bowman Large #144 Jim Lansford PSA 7
  • 1955 Bowman Football #1 Doak Walker PSA 9
  • 1957 Topps Football #119 Bart Starr PSA 8
  • 1958 Topps Football #62 Jim Brown PSA 8
  • 1963 Fleer Football #47 Len Dawson PSA 9
  • 1963 Fleer Football #72 Lance Alworth PSA 9
  • 1965 Topps Football #122 Joe Namath PSA 8
  • 1968 Topps Football #196 Bob Griese PSA 9
  • 1969 Topps Football #120 Larry Csonka PSA 9
  • 1970 Topps Football #30 Bart Starr PSA 10
  • 1972 Topps Football #100 Joe Namath PSA 10
  • 1936-37 O-Pee-Chee V304D #123 Charlie Conacher PSA 8
  • 1952-53 Parkhurst #88 Gordie Howe PSA 8
  • 1968-69 O-Pee-Chee #2 Bobby Orr PSA 9
  • 1970-71 Topps Hockey #3 Bobby Orr PSA 10
  • 1971-72 O-Pee-Chee #133 Marcel Dionne PSA 10
  • 1980-81 O-Pee-Chee #250 Wayne Gretzky PSA 10
  • 1930 WD & HO Wills Famous Golfers Complete PSA Graded Set

Non-Sports:

  • 1944 American Beauties Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1966 Topps Funny Rings Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1936 R147 Tarzan and the Crystal Vault of Isis Complete Set
  • 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #63 Checklist PSA 8

Full color catalogs are available free of charge, either by calling GBSR at (231) 922-8037, or through its 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.

Greg Bussineau comments: "This should be our largest auction ever, from a total prices realized measure. We have an outstanding selection of high-grade PSA Registry Sets, a spectacular assortment of 1915 Cracker Jacks and 1955 Topps baseball, and numerous PSA MINT 9 and GEM MT 10 Hall-of-Famer rookie cards and condition rarities - from all four major sports."

Important Bidding Note: Starting with this auction, the final day of bidding will be on a Thursday, rather than a Saturday.

GBSR's next auction will run from November 10th to December 1st, 2011. Consignments to the sale are now being accepted. Very attractive commission rates and substantial cash advances are available to early consignors. Anyone interested in having their items included in the auction should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037. Or, you can go to www.gregbussineau.com, and click on "To Sell."


Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Winter 2011 Auction

High Grade Complete Sets, Pre-War and Set Registry Rarities, and Vintage Non-Sports Especially Strong

Legacy Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Winter 2011 catalog/internet auction event. Concluded on Saturday, January 29th, the auction generated total prices realized of $524,520. There were 3,904 registered bidders, 275 active bidders, and 124 different winning bidders. A total of 329 lots were featured, of which 320 (97.3%) sold. There were 2,713 bids placed, for an average of 8.2 bids per lot.

The following five lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 82 - 1932 US Caramel #26 Lou Gehrig SGC 88 --$20,640
  2. Lot 14 - 1952 Bowman Large Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 6.65) -- $15,120
  3. Lot 10 - 1948 Leaf Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 5.84) -- $11,400
  4. Lot 147 - 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 -- $11,100
  5. Lot 2 - 1953 Topps Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 6.09) -- $10,440

The following five lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 246 - 1957-58 Topps Basketball #62 Harry Gallatin SGC 88 -- 27 bids
  2. Lot 10 - 1948 Leaf Football Complete PSA Graded Set -- 26 bids
  3. Lot 322 - 1940 Superman #51 Superman vs. the Spies SGC 84 -- 26 bids
  4. Lot 304 - 1940 Lone Ranger #42 Storming the Indian Camp by Night SGC 96 -- 25 bids
  5. Lot 34 - 1987-88 Fleer Basketball Complete PSA Graded Set -- 24 bids

The following five lots had the most unique daily visitors to their website page:

  1. Lot 1 - 1952 Bowman Complete PSA Graded Set -- 566 hits
  2. Lot 34 - 1987-88 Fleer Basketball Complete PSA Graded Set -- 469 hits
  3. Lot 2 - 1953 Topps Complete PSA Graded Set -- 430 hits
  4. Lot 10 - 1948 Leaf Football Complete PSA Graded Set -- 382 hits
  5. Lot 141 - 1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson PSA 8 -- 358 hits

Complete Set Highlights include: Lot 10 - 1948 Leaf Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 5.84) at $11,400, Lot 11 - 1949 Leaf Football Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 6.46) at $3300, Lot 34 - 1987-88 Fleer Basketball Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 9.90) at $8940, and Lot 35 - 1954-55 Topps Hockey Complete PSA Graded Set (GPA 6.27) at $4320.

Pre-War Highlights include: Lot 40 - 1909 E102 Honus Wagner (Batting) SGC 60 at $4080, Lot 47 - 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (Bat Off Shoulder) SGC 84 at $5280, Lot 51 - 1911 M116 Sporting Life Mordecai Brown (Blue Background) SGC 84 at $1230, Lot 64 - 1913 T200 Fatima Team Card Detroit Americans PSA 7 at $5040, Lot 65 - 1915 Cracker Jack #6 Eddie Plank PSA 8 at $7800, Lot 73 - 1926 Spalding Champion Babe Ruth PSA 8 at $1470, Lot 77 - 1932 US Caramel #1 Eddie Collins PSA 8 at $5520, Lot 80 - 1932 US Caramel #15 Eugene Tunney PSA 8 at $2940, Lot 82 - 1932 US Caramel #26 Lou Gehrig SGC 88 at $20,640, Lot 83 - 1932 US Caramel #22 Jack Dempsey SGC 88 at $2940, Lot 89 - 1933 Goudey #12 George Pipgras SGC 88 at $4380, and Lot 93 - 1933 Goudey #225 Bill Jurges PSA 8.5 at $3390.

Post-War Highlights include: Lot 118 - 1949 Bowman #44 Dave Philley PSA 8.5 at $1470, Lot 123 - 1950 Bowman #13 Ferris Fain PSA 9 at $1470, Lot 141 - 1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson PSA 8 at $7560, Lot 146 - 1953 Stahl-Meyer Franks Roy Campanella SGC 92 at $5160, and Lot 171 - 1973 Topps Pin-Ups Nolan Ryan PSA 8 at $3000.

Other Sports Highlights include: Lot 178 - 1948 Leaf Football #26 Bob Waterfield (Black Name on Front) PSA 7 at $1350, Lot 199 - 1953-54 Parkhurst Hockey #27 Jean Beliveau SGC 88 at $2820, Lot 210 - 1950 Scott's Potato Chips Vern Mikkelsen PSA 4 at $1620, Lot 212 - 1957-58 Topps Basketball #2 George Yardley SGC 88 at $1950, and Lot 246 - 1957-58 Topps Basketball #62 Harry Gallatin SGC 88 at $1950.

Non-Sports Highlights include: Lot 262 - 1934 National Chicle Sky Birds #20 Edward Rickenbacker SGC 88 at $750, Lot 265 - 1934 National Chicle Sky Birds #72 The Spirit of St. Louis SGC 88 at $750, Lot 270 - 1938 Horrors of War #6 Suicide Squad of Japanese is Blasted at Woosung PSA 8 at $3150, Lot 275 - 1938 Horrors of War #157 The Scourge of War in Spain PSA 8 at $3390, Lot 304 - 1940 Lone Ranger #42 Storming the Indian Camp by Night SGC 96 at $2550, Lot 313 - 1940 Superman #1 Superman PSA 7 at $2310, Lot 322 - 1940 Superman #51 Superman vs. the Spies SGC 84 at $1110, and Lot 325 - 1940 Superman #72 Superman vs. the Torpedo SGC 70 at $1050.

Greg Bussineau comments: "We were very pleased with the overall results of our first auction of 2011. High-grade and high-demand complete sets were actively bid for; as were key Pre-War rarities, popular Post-War Hall-of-Famer cards, regionals, and set-registry rarities. As usual, vintage Non-Sports cards were extremely strong. Our registered bidder list continues to grow, and is now at close to 4000 people."

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the Legacy website at www.legacyrarities.com.

Legacy's next auction is scheduled for summer 2011. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale. A special limited time offer with sizeable commission incentives or substantial cash advances is currently available. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.

If you're not on the Legacy mailing list and would like to receive a catalog for the next sale, please call Jennifer Heard at (231) 922-8037. Or, just go to the Legacy website at www.legacyrarities.com and click on "Request a Catalog." You can also register online at the Legacy website to receive email updates on future auctions, and to become eligible to bid in future auctions.


For immediate release: December 17, 2010

Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Their
Winter 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Legacy Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on their "Winter 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 329 lots of complete PSA graded Registry Sets, important rarities, and legendary Hall-of-Famer issues. Bidding will begin on January 8th, 2011 and will end on January 29th, 2011. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on January 3rd, 2011. An online preview, at www.legacyrarities.com, will begin on January 1st, 2011.

Highlights of the auction include:

PSA Graded Registry Sets:

  • 1952 Bowman Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1953 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1954 Bowman Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1954 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1955 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1956 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1957 Topps Baseball Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1948 Bowman Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1948 Leaf Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1949 Leaf Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1950 Bowman Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1951 Bowman Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1952 Bowman Football Large Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1952 Bowman Football Small Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1953 Bowman Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1954 Bowman Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1955 Bowman Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1955 Topps All-American Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1956 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1957 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1958 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1959 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1960 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1961 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1962 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1963 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1964 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1965 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1966 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1957-58 Topps Basketball Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1961-62 Fleer Basketball Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1969-70 Topps Basketball Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1987-88 Fleer Basketball Complete PSA Graded Set
  • 1954-55 Topps Hockey Complete PSA Graded Set

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1909 E102 Honus Wagner "Batting" (SGC 60)
  • 1909 E92 Dockman & Sons Cy Young (SGC 60)
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Ty Cobb "Bat Off Shoulder" (SGC 84)
  • 1911 Diamond Gum Pins Napoleon Lajoie (PSA 7)
  • 1911 Diamond Gum Pins Christy Mathewson (PSA 8)
  • 1912 T207 Brown Background Walter Johnson (PSA 7)
  • 1913 T200 Fatima Team Card Detroit Americans (PSA 7)
  • 1915 Cracker Jack #6 Eddie Plank (PSA 8)
  • 1929 R316 Kashin Premium Lou Gehrig (PSA 4.5)
  • 1932 US Caramel #1 Eddie Collins (PSA 8)
  • 1932 US Caramel #3 Bobby Jones (SGC 86)
  • 1932 US Caramel #5 Earl Combs (SGC 88)
  • 1932 US Caramel #12 Mickey Cochrane (SGC 88)
  • 1932 US Caramel #14 Ty Cobb (SGC 88)
  • 1932 US Caramel #15 Gene Tunney (PSA 8)
  • 1932 US Caramel #22 Jack Dempsey (SGC 88)
  • 1932 US Caramel #26 Lou Gehrig (SGC 88)
  • 1932 US Caramel #28 Edward Brandt (PSA 8)
  • 1933 Goudey George Pipgras (SGC 88)
  • 1934 Goudey #37 Lou Gehrig (SGC 84)
  • 1935 Diamond Stars #54 Hank "Greenburg" Error (PSA 8)
  • 1941 Play Ball #71 Joe DiMaggio (SGC 88)

Post-War Baseball:

  • 1948 Bowman #6 Yogi Berra (SGC 96)
  • Many low-pop 1949 Bowman cards.
  • 1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson (PSA 8)
  • 1953 Stahl-Meyer Roy Campanella (SGC 92)
  • 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle (PSA 8)
  • 1954 Bowman #66 Ted Williams (SGC 92)
  • 1955 Topps #28 Ernie Banks (SGC 96)
  • Several rare 1973 Topps Pins Ups test issues, including Johnny Bench (PSA 8), Steve Carlton (PSA 8), Harmon Killebrew (PSA 8), Willie McCovey (PSA 9), Gaylord Perry (PSA 8), Nolan Ryan (PSA 8), Tom Seaver (PSA 8), and Willie Stargell (PSA 8).

Other Sports:

  • 1933 Sport Kings #6 Jim Thorpe (SGC 92)
  • 1958 Topps #62 Jim Brown (SGC 92)
  • 1965 Topps #122 Joe Namath (SGC 88)
  • 1924-25 V145-2 #47 Howie Morenz (PSA 5)
  • 1933 Sport Kings #30 Ching Johnson (SGC 88)
  • 1933-34 V357 Ice Kings #22 Ace Bailey (PSA 8)
  • 1953-54 Parkhurst #27 Jean Beliveau (SGC 88)
  • Several 1954-55 and 1957-58 Topps Hockey original artworks
  • 1950 Scott's Potato Chips Vern Mikkelsen (PSA 4) and Kevin O'Shea (PSA 3)
  • An incredible selection of high-grade 1957-58 Topps Basketball cards, including #77 Bill Russell (SGC 88).

Non-Sports:

  • Several low-pop, high-grade 1938 Horrors of War cards.
  • A superb selection of gorgeous 1940 Lone Ranger cards.
  • Several high-grade 1940 Superman cards, including card #1 (PSA 7).

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

Legacy's owner, Greg Bussineau, comments: "We are excited to be able to offer an outstanding selection of PSA graded Registry Sets in this auction. Most come from a single owner who spent years putting these together. We also have a tremendous group of high-grade 1932 US Caramels, including one of the finest #26 Lou Gehrig cards I've ever seen. The selection and quality of 1957-58 Topps basketball cards are superb. And we have perhaps the most attractive group of 1940 Lone Ranger cards ever to appear at auction."

Important Bidding Note: Starting with this auction, there is no longer a requirement to place a bid on a lot of interest prior to 11:00 pm EST on the final day of bidding in order to be eligible to continue bidding on that lot after 11:00 pm. From now on, all lots will be open for bidding to any registered bidder until the lot is closed. On a lot by lot basis, each lot is closed as soon as a period of 30 minutes of no bidding activity elapses after the 11:00 pm EST countdown clock begins.

Legacy's next auction is scheduled for summer 2011. Consignments for the sale are currently being accepted. Preferred commission rates and cash advances are available to early consignors. Anyone interested in having their items included in the auction should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.


For immediate release: September 2, 2010

Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion
of Their Summer 2010 Auction

Fierce Bidding Activity on Vintage Non-Sports, Football, and Hockey Issues

Traverse City, Michigan. Legacy Sports Rarities has announced the successful completion of their Summer 2010 catalog/internet auction event. Concluded on Saturday, August 21st, the auction generated total prices realized of $888,642. There were 3,794 registered bidders, and 201 different winning bidders. A total of 818 lots were featured, of which 781 sold. There were 5,211 bids placed, for an average of 6.4 bids per lot.

The following five lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 6 – 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinet #9 Ty Cobb (Checklist Back – Offer) SGC 80 --$24,600
  2. Lot 4 – 1910 Tip Top Bread Honus Wagner SGC 70 -- $23,400
  3. Lot 9 – 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 -- $21,000
  4. Lot 1 – 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Cap Anson SGC 86 -- $19,800
  5. Lot 5 – 1911 T205 Gold Border Christy Mathewson PSA 8 -- $19,800

The following five lots had the most daily unique visitors to their website page:

  1. Lot 1 – 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Cap Anson SGC 86 -- 467 hits
  2. Lot 5 – 1911 T205 Gold Border Christy Mathewson PSA 8 -- 403 hits
  3. Lot 9 – 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 -- 369 hits
  4. Lot 504 – 1948 Leaf #52 Leo Nomellini SGC 84 -- 364 hits
  5. Lot 2 – 1909 T206 Walter Johnson (Hands At Chest) PSA 8 -- 307 hits

The following five lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 504 – 1948 Leaf Football #52 Leo Nomellini SGC 84 -- 48 bids
  2. Lot 505 – 1948 Leaf Football #53 Charley Conerly SGC 84 -- 36 bids
  3. Lot 103 – 1932 US Caramel #1 Eddie Collins SGC 92 -- 31 bids
  4. Lot 608 – 1933 National Chicle Dare Devils #1 Texas Ranger Gets Five SGC 92 -- 31 bids
  5. Lot 771 – 1940 Superman #59 The Dive of Death PSA 7 -- 28 bids

Pre-War highlights include: Lot 3 - 1910 E98 Christy Mathewson SGC 84 at $16,200, Lot 13 - 1887 N172 Old Judge Nash/Radbourn SGC 86 at $3240, Lot 47 - 1909-11 T206 Nap Lajoie (With Bat) PSA 8 at $6120, Lot 48 - 1909-11 T206 Cy Young (Cleveland - Glove Shows) PSA 7 at $4320, Lot 70 - 1911 T205 Gold Border John Evers PSA 7 at $2760, Lot 92 - 1912 T207 Brown Border Joe Tinker PSA 7 at $2460, Lot 103 - 1932 US Caramel #1 Eddie Collins SGC 92 at $6000, Lot 116 - 1932 US Caramel #15 Eugene Tunney SGC 88 at $3480, Lot 120 - 1932 US Caramel #27 Lefty Grove SGC 88 at $5040, and Lot 155 - 1936 Diamond Stars #99 Pie Traynor PSA 8 at $2820.

Post-War highlights include: Lot 186 - 1948 Leaf #8 Satchel Paige PSA 4 at $7440, Lot 251 -1951 Bowman #269 Ray Noble PSA 9 at $3150, Lot 393 - 1954 Topps #201 Al Kaline PSA 9 at $10,320, Lot 407 - 1960 Topps #50 Al Kaline PSA 9 at $1710, Lot 416 - 1962 Topps #150 Al Kaline PSA 9 at $2580, and Lot 453 - 1971 Topps #180 Al Kaline PSA 9 at $2700.

Football highlights include: Lot 486 - 1948 Leaf #26 Bob Waterfield SGC 92 at $3120, Lot 504 - 1948 Leaf #52 Leo Nomellini SGC 84 at $9180, Lot 505 - 1948 Leaf #53 Charley Conerly SGC 84 at $3390, Lot 506 - 1948 Leaf #54 Chuck Bednarik SGC 50 at $1110, and Lot 536 - 1951 Bowman #25 Doak Walker PSA 9 at $2280.

Hockey highlights include: Lot 567 - 1933 Sport Kings #24 Howie Morenz SGC 88 at $3960, Lot 568 - 1933 Ice Kings #13 King Clancy PSA 8 at $2700, Lot 569 - 1933 Ice Kings #22 Ace Bailey PSA 8 at $2400, and Lot 580-586 – several different 1958 Topps commons SGC 96 at $2670 apiece.

Other Sports highlights include: Lot 598 - 1933 Sport Kings #26 James Wedell PSA 9 at $6360.

Non-Sports highlights include: Lot 608 - 1933 National Chicle Dare Devils #1 SGC 92 at $3150, Lot 654 - 1937 Ripley's Believe It Or Not #1 SGC 92 at $2280, Lot 747 - 1940 Superman #1 PSA 6.5 at $3720, Lot 772 - 1940 Superman #61 PSA 8 at $2220, Lot 773 - 1940 Superman #62 PSA 8 at $2310, and Lot 775 - 1940 Superman #69 PSA 8 at $2460.

Legacy's owner, Greg Bussineau, comments: "This auction marked our high-water point as far as number of lots offered, registered bidders, active bidders, winning bidders, bids placed, and total prices realized. We’d like to thank all of our consignors and bidders for the success of the auction. Bidding activity was particularly strong for vintage non-sports, high-grade football and hockey, and low-pop set registry cards."

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the Legacy website at www.legacyrarities.com.

Legacy's next auction is scheduled for winter 2010/2011. They are now accepting consignments to the sale. Cash advances are available. A special commission structure with generous incentives for large consignments is also available. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.

If you're not on their mailing list and would like to receive a catalog for their next sale, please call Jennifer Heard at (231) 922-8037. Or, just go to the Legacy website at www.legacyrarities.com and click on "Request a Catalog."


For immediate release: July 15, 2010

Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Their
Summer 2010 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Traverse City, Michigan. Legacy Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on their “Summer 2010 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia” catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 818 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, and legendary Hall-of-Famer issues. Bidding will begin on July 31st, 2010 and will end on August 21st, 2010. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on July 26th, 2010. An online preview, at www.legacyrarities.com, will begin on July 24th, 2010.

Highlights of the auction include:

Featured Items:

  • 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Cap Anson (SGC 86) – Finest graded example.
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Walter Johnson “Hands at Chest” (PSA 8)
  • 1910 E98 Christy Mathewson (SGC 84) – Finest graded example.
  • 1910 Tip Top Bread Honus Wagner (SGC 70)
  • 1911 T205 Gold Border Christy Mathewson (PSA 8)
  • 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets #9 Ty Cobb “Checklist Back – Offer” (SGC 80) – Finest graded example.
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triplefolder – Fast Work at Third – Cobb/O’Leary (PSA 8)
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triplefolder – Good Play at Third – Cobb/Moriarity (PSA 8)
  • 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle (PSA 8)
  • 1953 Glendale Meats Art Houtteman (PSA 8) – Finest graded example.

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1887 N172 Old Judge Nash/Radbourn “Tagging Radbourn, ‘Nash, 3rd B., Boston’” (SGC 86)
  • 1887 N172 Old Judge Amos Rusie “Pitching - Right Hand Head High, ‘Indianapolis’” (PSA 6)
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Jack Chesbro (PSA 8)
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Miller Huggins “Hands At Mouth” (PSA 8)
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Addie Joss “Pitching” (PSA 8)
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Nap Lajoie “With Bat” (PSA 8)
  • 1909-11 T206 White Border Zack Wheat (PSA 8)
  • 1910 P2 Sweet Caporal Pins Eddie Collins "Small Letters" (PSA 9)
  • 1910 P2 Sweet Caporal Pins Christy Mathewson “Small Letters” (PSA 9)
  • 1911 Diamond Gum Pins Honus Wagner (PSA 7)
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triplefolder - Catching Him Napping - Bresnahan/Oakes (PSA 8)
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triplefolder - Chief Bender Waiting for a Good One - Bender/Thomas (PSA 8)
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triplefolder - Fast Work at Third - Cobb/O'Leary (SGC 86)
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triplefolder - Just Before The Battle - Jennings/McGraw (PSA 8)
  • 1912 T202 Hassan Triplefolder - Ty Cobb Steals Third - Cobb/Jennings (SGC 80)
  • 1913 T200 Fatima Boston Americans (PSA 7)
  • 1913 T200 Fatima Chicago Americans (PSA 7)
  • 1913 T200 Fatima Detroit Americans (PSA 6)
  • 1913 T200 Fatima New York Nationals (PSA 7)
  • 1924 Mrs. Sherlock's Bread Pins Ty Cobb (PSA 8)
  • 1932 US Caramel #1 Eddie Collins (SGC 92)
  • 1932 US Caramel #4 Bill Terry (SGC 88)
  • 1932 US Caramel #5 Earl B. Combs (SGC 92)
  • 1932 US Caramel #6 William “Bill” Dickey (SGC 88)
  • 1932 US Caramel #8 Charles "Chick" Hafey (SGC 88)
  • 1932 US Caramel #11 Rogers “Rajah” Hornsby (SGC 88)
  • 1932 US Caramel #12 Mickey Cochrane (SGC 88)
  • 1932 US Caramel #14 Ty Cobb (SGC 92)
  • 1932 US Caramel #18 Anthony "Tony" Lazzeri (SGC 88)
  • 1932 US Caramel #27 Robert “Lefty” Grove (SGC 88)
  • A spectacular assortment of numerous, high-quality 1932 US Caramel cards. Many are the finest SGC graded examples.
  • 1933 Goudey #49 Frank Frisch (SGC 88)
  • 1933 Goudey #223 Dizzy Dean (SGC 88)
  • Several finest graded 1933 Uncle Jack’s Candy Hall-of-Famers.
  • Many high-grade, low pop 1934-36 Batter-Up Hall-of-Famers.
  • 1934 Goudey #1 Jimmy Foxx (SGC 92)
  • 1934 Goudey #6 Dizzy Dean (SGC 88)
  • 1935 Diamond Stars #50 Mel Ott (SGC 96)
  • 1935 Diamond Stars #54 Hank Greenberg "Greenburg" (PSA 8)
  • 1935 Diamond Stars #77 Charlie Gehringer (PSA 9)
  • 1936 Diamond Stars #99 Pie Traynor (PSA 8)
  • 1936 Diamond Stars #108 Walter Berger (PSA 8)

Post-War Baseball:

  • An outstanding selection of 1948-49 Leaf cards – including many short-prints, a #3 Babe Ruth (SGC 92), and #8 Satchel Paige (PSA 4).
  • Dozens of low pop, PSA 9 Topps and Bowman set registry cards from the 1940’s, 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1970’s.
  • 1950 Bowman #98 Ted Williams (PSA 9)
  • 1953 Bowman Color #32 Stan Musial (SGC 96)
  • 1953 Bowman Color #59 Mickey Mantle (SGC 96)
  • 1953 Bowman Color #114 Bob Feller (SGC 92)
  • An amazing selection of rare, high-grade 1953 Glendale Meats cards – including several NM/MT examples.
  • 1954 Bowman #66 Ted Williams (PSA 8)
  • 1954-56 Spic and Span Braves Compete Set
  • 1955 Johnston Cookies Complete Panel Set
  • 1955 Topps #47 Hank Aaron (SGC 96)
  • 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax (PSA 8.5)
  • 1956 Topps #31 Hank Aaron (SGC 96)
  • 1957 Topps Checklist 1/2 "Big Blony" (PSA 8)
  • 1958 Topps #2 Bob Lemon "Yellow Team Letters" (PSA 8)
  • 1958 Topps #187 Sandy Koufax (PSA 9)
  • 1959 Topps #561 Hank Aaron "All Star" (PSA 9)
  • 1964 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle (SGC 96)
  • 1966 Topps #1 Willie Mays (PSA 9)
  • 1966 Topps #100 Sandy Koufax (SGC 96)
  • 1968 Topps #250 Carl Yastrzemski (PSA 10)
  • 1972 Topps #49 Willie Mays (PSA 10)
  • Dozens of key PSA and SGC graded MINT Hall-of-Famer and rookie cards from the 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1970’s.
  • An incredible selection of 68 different lots featuring cards from the #2 Al Kaline Master Set on the PSA registry. Highlights include: 1954 Topps rookie card (PSA 9), 1958 Topps “Yellow Name” variety (PSA 9), the extremely rare 1967 Topps Punch-Out (PSA 8), 1960 Topps #50 (PSA 9), 1962 Topps #150 (PSA 9), and the 1965 Bazooka Hand Cut Panel #34/35/36 Kaline/Boyer/Davis (PSA 10).

Football:

  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #35 Knute Rockne (SGC 92)
  • One of the finest known groups of 1948 Leafs – including Doak Walker (SGC 92), Bob Waterfield “Black Name on Front” (SGC 92), Sammy Baugh (SGC 88), and close to 30 individual cards in SGC 88 or better.
  • Several PSA 9 1951 Bowman cards – including a pop 1 #25 Doak Walker.
  • 1952 Bowman Large #17 Y.A. Tittle (PSA 8)
  • 1952 Bowman Large #30 Sammy Baugh (PSA 8)
  • 1955 Topps All-American #16 Knute Rockne (SGC 98)
  • A wonderful selection of 1962 Post Cereal cards – including many finest-graded short-prints.

Other Sports:

  • 1932 US Caramel #3 Bobby Jones (SGC 88)
  • 1932 US Caramel #15 Eugene “Gene” Tunney (SGC 88)
  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #24 Howie Morenz "Hockey" (SGC 88)
  • 1933 V357 World Wide Ice Kings #13 King Clancy (PSA 8)
  • 1933 V357 World Wide Ice Kings #22 Ace Bailey (PSA 8)
  • 1953 Parkhurst #27 Jean Beliveau (SGC 88)
  • An outstanding selection of 1958 Topps hockey cards – including #66 Bobby Hull rookie card (SGC 84).
  • 1957 Topps Basketball #49 Walt Davis (PSA 9) – The only PSA 9.
  • 1928 Chuchman's Famous Golfers #8 Tom Morris "Large" (SGC 88)
  • Several low-pop 1933 Sport Kings – including #11 Charles Jewtraw (PSA 8), #23 Vincent Richards (PSA 8), #26 James Wedell (the only PSA 9), #28 Jimmy Doolittle (SGC 88), and #33 Eddie Burke (SGC 88).

Non-Sports:

  • A complete high-grade set, offered individually, of the classic 1933 National Chicle Dare Devils issue.
  • A complete high-grade set, offered individually, of the popular 1937 Ripley’s Believe It or Not issue.
  • 19 different, high-grade PSA certified 1935 Mickey Mouse cards.
  • Over 30 different, NM/MT and MINT PSA/SGC certified 1938 Horrors of War cards – including #277 Hitler's Border Tour Raises War Scare (PSA 8) and #286 Chamberlain Meets Hitler in Peace Effort (PSA 8).
  • Several high-grade PSA certified 1940 Lone Ranger cards – as well as three of the premium issues and the premium advertisement.
  • Over 30 different PSA 8 or better 1940 Superman cards – including high numbers.
  • Several PSA 8 1941 War Gum cards.
  • An incredibly high-grade set, offered individually, of the 1948 Leaf Pirates issue.

Full color catalogs are available free of charge, either by calling Legacy at (231) 922-8037, or through their website at www.legacyrarities.com. Online registration can also be done at www.legacyrarities.com.

Many of the lots will be on display at the Legacy Sports Rarities booth (# 524) at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, Maryland from August 4, 2010 to August 8, 2010. Additionally, lots are available to be viewed in person at Legacy’s Traverse City, Michigan office. Viewing is by appointment only and anyone interested should call (231) 922-8037.

Legacy’s next auction is scheduled for early 2011. Consignments for the sale are currently being accepted. Preferred commission rates and cash advances are available to early consignors. Anyone interested in having their items included in the auction should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.


For immediate release: February 5, 2010

Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion
of Their Winter 2010 Auction

High Grade Regional Issues Very Strong

Traverse City, Michigan. Legacy Sports Rarities has announced the successful completion of their Winter 2010 catalog/internet auction event. Concluded on Saturday, January 30th, the auction generated total prices realized of $459,534. There were 3,580 registered bidders, and 115 different winning bidders. A total of 323 lots were featured, of which 321 sold. There were 2,843 bids placed, for an average of 9 bids per lot.

The following five lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 154 - 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 6 -- $22,800
  2. Lot 129 - 1952 Berk Ross Complete Set -- $16,200
  3. Lot 180 - 1954 Red Man Tobacco w/ Tabs Near Set -- $13,800
  4. Lot 171 - 1953 Red Man Tobacco w/ Tabs Complete Set of 52 -- $12,240
  5. Lot 188 - 1955 Red Man Tobacco w/ Tabs Complete Set of 50 -- $11,280

The following five items had the most daily unique visitors to their website page:

  1. Lot 154 - 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 6 -- 576 hits
  2. Lot 45 - 1933 Goudey #1 Benny Bengough PSA 7 -- 366 hits
  3. Lot 84 - 1941 Play Ball #71 Joe DiMaggio PSA 8 -- 338 hits
  4. Lot 153 - 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays SGC 88 -- 319 hits
  5. Lot 185 - 1954-56 Spic and Span Hank Aaron (Braves) PSA 9 -- 298 hits

The following five items received the most bids:

  1. Lot 155 - 1952 Topps #319 Al Walker PSA 8 -- 38 bids
  2. Lot 185 - 1954-56 Spic and Span Hank Aaron (Braves) PSA 9 -- 36 bids
  3. Lot 45 - 1933 Goudey #1 Benny Bengough PSA 7 -- 35 bids
  4. Lot 309 - 1938 R69 Horrors of War #88 "Human Hands" Warn Newspaper Publishers PSA 9 -- 29 bids
  5. Lot 127 - 1951 Wheaties Complete Box Set -- 27 bids

Early Candy and Pre-War Gum card highlights include: Lot 38 - 1923 V100 Willard's Chocolate Babe Ruth PSA 5 at $4920, Lot 45 - 1933 Goudey #1 Benny Bengough PSA 7 at $11,040, Lot 80 - 1941 Double Play #57/58 Ted Williams & Jim Tabor PSA 8.5 at $3120, and Lot 83 - 1941 Play Ball #64 Bobby Doerr PSA 9 at $3120.

Regional Issue highlights include: Lot 88 - 1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson (Portrait - Facsimile Autograph) PSA 7 at $2280, Lot 127 - 1951 Wheaties Complete Box Set at $5040, Lot 129 - 1952 Berk Ross Complete Set at $16,200, Lot 141 - 1952 Red Man Tobacco #15N Willie Mays PSA 8.5 at $4320, Lot 145 - 1952 Red Man Tobacco #19A Saul Rogovin PSA 9 at $3120, Lot 146 - 1952 Red Man Tobacco #24A Early Wynn PSA 9 at $3480, Lot 167 - 1953 Glendale Meats Art Houtteman SGC 50 at $3600, Lot 171 - 1953 Red Man Tobacco w/ Tabs Complete Set of 52 at $12,240, Lot 177 - 1954 NY Journal American Willie Mays PSA 8 at $2700, Lot 180 - 1954 Red Man Tobacco w/ Tabs Near Set at $13,800, Lot 185 - 1954-56 Spic and Span Hank Aaron (Braves) PSA 9 at $5040, Lot 188 - 1955 Red Man Tobacco w/ Tabs Complete Set of 50 at $11,280, Lot 207 - 1956 Topps Pins Complete Set at $3960, Lot 240 - 1962 Salada Coins Boxed Presentation Set at $4080, and Lot 281 - 1973 Topps Candy Lids Complete Set at $1920.

Post-War highlights include: Lot 154 - 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 6 at $22,800, Lot 155 - 1952 Topps #319 Al Walker PSA NM-MT 8 at $5880, and Lot 222 - 1959 Topps #380 Hank Aaron PSA 9 at $3240.

Other Sports and Non-Sports highlights include: Lot 295 - 1935 National Chicle #9 Knute Rockne SGC 92 at $5520, Lot 297 - 1951 Bowman #2 Otto Graham PSA 9 at $3480, Lot 307 - 1890 N310 Mayo's Cut Plug John L. Sullivan SGC 50 at $3360, Lot 309 - 1938 R69 Horrors of War #88 "Human Hands" Warn Newspaper Publishers PSA 9 at $3960, Lot 316 - 1938 R69 Horrors of War #283 Hitler Threatens Force to Free Sudetens PSA 7 at $1920, and Lot 322 - 1966 Topps Batman (Color) #1 Bruce Wayne PSA 9 at $1800.

Legacy's owner, Greg Bussineau, comments: "I'd like to thank all of the bidders and consignors who participated in the auction. By far the strongest bidding activity was for lots featuring high-grade, early 1950's regional issues. We were fortunate to have had a large old-time collection consigned to the sale, which included many high-grade regional sets that had been off the market for years." He additionally commented, "Also strong, as usual, were high-grade set registry rarities. Collectors continue to bid aggressively on items that will improve their favorite set's rating."

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the Legacy website at www.legacyrarities.com.

Legacy's next auction is scheduled for late summer 2010. They are now accepting consignments to the sale. Cash advances are available. A special commission structure with generous incentives for large consignments is also available. They are especially interested in single cards, sets, or entire collections that have been off the market for an extended period of time. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.

If you're not on their mailing list and would like to receive a catalog for their next sale, please call Jennifer Heard at (231) 922-8037. Or, just go to the Legacy website at www.legacyrarities.com and click on "Request a Catalog."


For immediate release: December 15, 2009

Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Their
Winter 2010 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Traverse City, Michigan. Legacy Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on their "Winter 2010 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 327 lots of important rarities, legendary Hall-of-Famer issues, and complete and partial sets. Bidding will begin on January 9th, 2010 and will end on January 30th, 2010. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on January 4th, 2010. An online preview, at www.legacyrarities.com, will begin on January 2nd, 2010.

Highlights of the auction include:

Pre-War Baseball:

  • An important E102 Ty Cobb (SGC 50)
  • A rare 1911 Kotton Cigarettes Ty Cobb (SGC Authentic)
  • A perfect 1914 WG-4 Polo Grounds Game Card Ty Cobb (PSA 10)
  • A rare 1923 V100 Willard's Chocolate Babe Ruth (PSA 5)
  • An extraordinarily scarce 1929 Kashin Premium Babe Ruth (SGC 80)
  • A high-grade 1933 Goudey #1 Benny Bengough (PSA 7)
  • A spectacular near set of 1941 Double Plays
  • A beautiful 1941 Play Ball #71 Joe DiMaggio (PSA 8)

Post-War Baseball:

  • A complete high-grade 1948 Bowman set
  • An outstanding 1948 Leaf #1 Joe DiMaggio (PSA 8)
  • A high-grade 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson rookie (SGC 88)
  • A spectacular 1952 Berk Ross complete set
  • A comprehensive selection of high-grade 1952 Red Man cards, including Ted Williams (PSA 8)
  • A complete set of 1952 Star Cal Decals Type 2
  • A classic 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays (SGC 88)
  • A gorgeous, very appealing 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle (PSA 6)
  • A scarce high-number 1952 Topps #333 Pee Wee Reese (PSA 8)
  • An incredibly scarce 1953 Glendale Meats Art Houtteman (SGC 50)
  • An outstanding 1953 Bowman Color #59 Mickey Mantle (SGC 96)
  • A high-grade 1953 Red Man Tobacco complete set
  • A very scarce high-grade 1954 NY Journal American Willie Mays (PSA 8)
  • A beautiful 1954 Red Man Tobacco near set
  • A virtually perfect 1954-56 Spic and Span Hank Aaron (PSA 9)
  • A spectacular 1955 Red Man Tobacco complete set
  • A high-demand 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax (PSA 8.5)
  • Two complete sets of the popular and scarce 1956 Topps Pins
  • A flawless 1962 Topps #387 Lou Brock rookie (SGC 98)
  • A complete boxed presentation set of 1962 Salada Coins

Other:

  • An important 1935 National Chicle Football #9 Knute Rockne (SGC 92)
  • A group of high-grade 1949 Leaf Football cards
  • A rare 1948 Bowman Basketball #69 George Mikan Blue Print Variation (SGC Authentic)
  • An extremely high-grade group of classic 1938 Horrors of War

Full color catalogs are available free of charge, either by calling Legacy at (231) 922-8037, or through their website at www.legacyrarities.com. Online registration can also be done at www.legacyrarities.com.

Lots are available to be viewed in person at Legacy's Traverse City, Michigan office. Viewing is by appointment only and anyone interested should call (231) 922-8037.

Legacy's owner, Greg Bussineau, comments: "In addition to our usual wide selection of high-grade and rare single cards, we are also pleased to offer a number of outstanding complete sets in this auction. The vast majority come from a single old-time Midwestern collection, and haven't been publicly offered before."


For immediate release: September 1, 2009

Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion
of Their Summer 2009 Auction

Tobacco, Early 20th Century, and Non-Sports Rarities Especially Strong

Traverse City, Michigan. Legacy Sports Rarities has announced the successful completion of their Summer 2009 catalog/internet auction event. Concluded on Saturday, August 22nd, the auction generated total prices realized of $673,518. There were 3,510 registered bidders, and 122 different winning bidders. A total of 413 lots were featured, of which 402 sold. There were 3,291 bids placed, for an average of 8 bids per lot.

The following five lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 13 - 1933 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie PSA EX-MT 6 -- $25,200
  2. Lot 2 - 1888 N403 Yum Yum Tobacco Tim Keefe SGC 80 -- $22,800
  3. Lot 1 - 1887 N175-2 Gypsy Queen John Ward (Large) SGC 50 -- $19,800
  4. Lot 4 - 1895 N300 Mayo Cut Plug Cap Anson SGC 84 -- $18,840
  5. Lot 10 - 1921 Koester Bread Babe Ruth SGC 80 -- $15,600

The following five items had the most daily unique visitors to their website page:

  1. Lot 1 - 1887 N175-2 Gypsy Queen John Ward (Large) SGC 50 -- 384 hits
  2. Lot 13 - 1933 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie PSA 6 -- 373 hits
  3. Lot 11 - 1927 New York Yankees World Championship Team Signed Photo PSA/DNA 8 -- 345 hits
  4. Lot 2 - 1888 N403 Yum Yum Tobacco Tim Keefe SGC 80 -- 287 hits
  5. Lot 7 - 1909 T206 White Border Ty Cobb (Portrait - Green Background) SGC 86 -- 285 hits

The following five items received the most bids:

  1. Lot 403 - 1938 Horrors of War #264 "Don't Shoot Your Brothers" PSA 8 -- 40 bids
  2. Lot 408 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #2 Moe PSA 9 -- 34 bids
  3. Lot 375 - 1938 Horrors of War #37 "Japanese Seize Vessel and Destroy US Flag" PSA 8 -- 34 bids
  4. Lot 406 - 1938 Horrors of War #286 "Chamberlain Meets Hitler in Peace Effort" PSA 8.5 -- 28 bids
  5. Lot 293 - 1959 Topps #20 Duke Snider PSA 10 -- 28 bids

19th Century highlights include: Lot 1 - 1887 N175-2 Gypsy Queen John Ward (Large) SGC 50 at $19,800, Lot 2 - 1888 N403 Yum Yum Tobacco Tim Keefe SGC 80 at $22,800, Lot 4 - 1895 N300 Mayo Cut Plug Cap Anson SGC 84 at $18,840, and Lot 5 - 1895 N300 Mayo Cut Plug Buck Ewing (Cleveland on Shirt) SGC 84 at $13,800.

Tobacco, E-card and early Regional highlights include: Lot 6 - 1908 E102 Christy Mathewson SGC 84 at $13,440, Lot 7 - 1909 T206 White Border Ty Cobb (Portrait - Green Background) SGC 86 at $13,220, Lot 8 - 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Christy Mathewson SGC 84 at $13,800, Lot 10 - 1921 Koester Bread Babe Ruth SGC 80 at $15,600, Lot 22 - 1909 T206 White Border Chief Bender (Portrait) PSA 8 at $4,800, Lot 24 - 1909 T206 White Border Ty Cobb (Bat On Shoulder) PSA 6 at $4,560, Lot 62 - 1911 T205 Gold Border Mordecai Brown SGC 88 at $5,280, Lot 65 - 1911 T205 Gold Border Eddie Collins (Mouth Closed) SGC 88 at $6,960, and Lot 129 - 1917 E135 Collins-McCarthy #30 Ty Cobb SGC 60 at $4,300.

Early Gum card highlights include: Lot 13 - 1933 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie PSA EX-MT 6 at $25,200, Lot 145 - 1932 US Caramel #27 Lefty Grove (Baseball) PSA 7 at $1,920, Lot 173 - 1939 Play Ball #92 Ted Williams SGC 92 at $6840, and Lot 175 - 1941 Double Play #39/40 Johnny Mize/Enos Slaughter PSA 8 at $1470.

Post-War highlights include: Lot 192 - 1951 Topps Connie Mack's All-Stars #10 Tris Speaker PSA 7 at $2190, Lot 195 - 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle SGC 92 at $4200, Lot 209 - 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 7 at $3900, Lot 220 - 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA 8 at $6,000, Lot 229 - 1957 Topps #18 Don Drysdale PSA 8 at $1320, Lot 277 - 1957 Topps #328 Brooks Robinson PSA 8 at $1440, Lot 293 - 1959 Topps #20 Duke Snider PSA 10 at $4800, Lot 315 - 1967 Topps Roger Maris (Yankees, Blank Back "Proof") SGC 84 at $2940, and Lot 324 - 1935 National Chicle #29 Jim MacMurdo PSA 8 at $3600.

Non-Sports highlights include: Lot 375 - 1938 R69 Horrors of War #37 Japanese Seize Vessel and Destroy US Flag PSA 8 at $5160, Lot 377 - 1938 R69 Horrors of War #45 Surrender of Rebels at Teruel PSA 9 at $2700, Lot 403 - 1938 R69 Horrors of War #264 "Don't Shoot Your Brothers" PSA 8 at $5400, Lot 406 - 1938 R69 Horrors of War #286 Chamberlain Meets Hitler in Peace Effort PSA 8.5 at $4680, Lot 408 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #2 Moe PSA 9 at $6480, and Lot 413 - 1959 Fleer Three Stooges #71 Getting Even With Moe PSA 9 at $1440.

Legacy's owner, Greg Bussineau, comments: "Following the trend of other recent auctions, items of exceptional rarity, as well as those that were the finest graded example, achieved particularly strong final bid prices. Additionally, non-sports cards from classic sets did extremely well across-the-board." He also commented, "Especially gratifying is the fact that there were 159 new registered bidders since our March 28 auction."

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the Legacy website at www.legacyrarities.com.

Anyone interested in receiving future auction catalogs can call Jennifer Heard at (231) 922-8037. Or, just go to the Legacy website at www.legacyrarities.com and click on "Request a Catalog."

Legacy's next auction is scheduled for January 30, 2010. They are now accepting consignments to the sale. Cash advances are available. A special commission structure with sizable incentives for large consignments is also available. The deadline for consignments is November 1st, 2009. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.


For immediate release: June 25, 2009

Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Their
Summer 2009 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Traverse City, Michigan. Legacy Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on their “Summer 2009 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia” catalog/internet auction. The sale will feature 414 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, and legendary Hall-of-Famer issues. Bidding will begin on August 1st, 2009 and will end on August 22nd, 2009. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on July 27th, 2009. An online preview, at www.legacyrarities.com, will begin on July 25th, 2009.

Highlights of the auction include:

Featured Items:

  • 19th Century Rarities such as 1887 Large Gypsy Queen John Ward (SGC 50), 1888 Yum Yum Tobacco Tim Keefe (SGC 80), N300 Mayo Cap Anson (SGC 84), and N300 Mayo Buck Ewing – Cleveland (SGC 84)
  • 1888 New York Giants Imperial Team Photo by Joseph Hall
  • 1908 E102 Christy Mathewson (SGC 84)
  • 1909 T206 Ty Cobb Portrait – Green Background (SGC 86)
  • 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Christy Mathewson (SGC 84)
  • 1911 T201 Cobb/Crawford (SGC 92)
  • 1921 Koester Bread Babe Ruth (SGC 80)
  • 1931 W517 Complete Set of Three Card Panels
  • 1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie (PSA 6)
  • Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball (PSA/DNA)
  • 1939 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio (SGC 96)
  • Newly discovered 1927 New York Yankees Championship Team Signed Photo (PSA/DNA and JSA)

Pre-War Baseball:

  • 1886 McLoughlin Baseball Game
  • High grade 1887 Chicago Baseball Currency
  • AJ Reach Signed Letter to Harry Wright
  • Outstanding selection of high-grade T206 Hall-of-Famers, including: Chief Bender Portrait (PSA 8), Walter Johnson Portrait (PSA 7), and Christy Mathewson Portrait (SGC 84)
  • Finest PSA graded 1910 D322 Tip Top (Owen Wilson – NM 7)
  • Rare E90-3 American Caramel Solly “Hofnlan” error
  • An amazing selection of finest known 1911 PE2 Diamond Gum Pins, including: Napoleon Lajoie (PSA 7), Honus Wagner (PSA 7), and Christy Mathewson (PSA 8)
  • Several highest graded T205 Gold Borders, including: Mordecai Brown (SGC 88), and Eddie Collins – Mouth Closed (SGC 88)
  • A spectacular selection of 45 different high-quality, PSA graded, 1912 T202 Triplefolders, including: the rarest card in the set – Mathewson/Too Late For Devlin/Devlin (Rustlers) in EX-MT 6, and the most popular card in the set – Jennings/Ty Cobb Steals Third/Ty Cobb in NM 7
  • 1939 Play Ball Ted Williams (SGC 92)
  • 1940 Play Ball Joe Jackson (SGC 92)

Post-War Baseball:

  • 1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson (SGC 88)
  • 1949 Bowman Roy Campanella (SGC 96)
  • 1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle (SGC 92)
  • 1953 Bowman Mickey Mantle (PSA 8.5)
  • 1953 Bowman Stan Musial (SGC 96)
  • 1953 Topps Satchel Paige (SGC 92)
  • 1954 Dan Dee Potato Chips Mickey Mantle (SGC 88)
  • 1954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle (SGC 96)
  • 1954 Red Man #1 Richie Ashburn (PSA 9)
  • 1955 Red Man #1 Richie Ashburn (PSA 9)
  • 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente (PSA 8)
  • An outstanding variety of 49 different 1957 Topps in PSA 9
  • 1959 Topps Duke Snider (PSA 10)
  • 1967 Topps Roger Maris Yankees Blank Back Proof (SGC 84)

Other Sports:

  • 1891 McLoughlin Football Game
  • 1935 National Chicle Knute Rockne (SGC 88)
  • 1951 Parkhurst Gordie Howe (SGC 84)
  • 1933 Sport Kings Joseph Lopchick (PSA 8)
  • circa 1860 to 1870 CD Fredericks & Co. CDV of boxer John Heenan (SGC Authentic) – regarded as the first boxing card
  • 1893 N266 Red Cross Tobacco boxing near set of 23/24 cards
  • 1910 T223 Dixie Queen John L Sullivan (SGC 80)
  • 1910 T223 Dixie Queen boxing near set of 47/50 cards
  • Several SGC graded 1951 Topps Ringside two-card panels, including: #49/90 Bob Murphy/Barrone (NM+ 86)
  • 1951 Topps Ringside boxing complete PSA and SGC graded set
  • 1900 Cope Brothers & Co. golf cards complete SGC graded set

Non-Sports:

  • A spectacular selection of 34 different, PSA graded NM-MT 8 or better, 1938 Horrors of War cards. Included are several Pop 1 NM-MT 8 and MINT 9 examples, and the highest graded copy of card #286 Chamberlain Meets Hitler (NM-MT+ 8.5).
  • Several different low population, PSA graded MINT 9, 1959 Fleer Three Stooges cards.

Full color catalogs are available free of charge, either by calling Legacy at (231) 922-8037, or through their website at www.legacyrarities.com. Online registration can also be done at www.legacyrarities.com.

Many of the lots will be on display at the Legacy Sports Rarities booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio from July 28, 2009 to August 2, 2009. Additionally, lots are available to be viewed in person at Legacy’s Traverse City, Michigan office. Viewing is by appointment only and anyone interested should call (231) 922-8037.

Legacy's owner, Greg Bussineau, comments: "I’m very pleased with the wide variety of outstanding pieces we’ve assembled for this sale. In particular, the 19th Century baseball card rarities, the PE2 Diamond Gum Pins, the T202 Triplefolders, the early boxing issues and the selection of 1938 Horrors of War really stand out. Additionally, the newly discovered 1927 New York Yankees Championship Team Signed Photo is simply amazing. I’ve never seen a finer Lou Gehrig signature."

Legacy’s next auction is scheduled for late 2009 / early 2010. Consignments for the sale are currently being accepted. Anyone interested in consigning items to the auction should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.


For immediate release: April 2, 2009

Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Their Inaugural Catalog/Internet Auction

19th Century, Tobacco and E-Card Rarities Especially Strong

Traverse City, Michigan. Legacy Sports Rarities has announced the successful completion of their inaugural catalog/internet auction event. Concluded on Saturday, March 28th, the auction generated total prices realized of $737,058. There were 3,351 registered bidders, and 95 different winning bidders. A total of 235 lots were featured, of which 234 were sold. There were 2,502 bids placed, for an average of close to 11 bids per lot.

The following five items received the most bids:

  1. Lot 5 - 1912 T202 Devlin (Rustlers) - Devlin Gets His Man - Mathewson PSA NM-MT 8 -- 55 bids
  2. Lot 7 - 1921 E220 National Caramel Babe Ruth PSA EX 5 -- 38 bids
  3. Lot 1 - 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Cap Anson PSA 8 -- 34 bids
  4. Lot 172 - 1954 NY Journal American Willie Mays PSA 8 -- 34 bids
  5. Lot 8 - 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #2 Babe Ruth SGC 96 -- 32 bids

The following five items had the most daily unique visitors to their website page:

  1. Lot 8 - 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #2 Babe Ruth SGC MINT 96 -- 793 hits
  2. Lot 16 - 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle SGC MINT 96 -- 647 hits
  3. Lot 1 - 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Cap Anson PSA NM-MT 8 -- 533 hits
  4. Lot 20 - 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente SGC NM/MT+ 92 -- 569 hits
  5. Lot 3 - 1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson PSA VG/EX 4 -- 491 hits

The following five lots achieved the highest prices realized:

  1. Lot 8 - 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #2 Babe Ruth SGC MINT 96 -- $105,600
  2. Lot 16 - 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle SGC MINT 96 -- $74,400
  3. Lot 3 - 1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson PSA VG-EX 4 -- $34,800
  4. Lot 6 - 1915 Cracker Jack #57 Walter Johnson SGC MINT 96 -- $21,600
  5. Lot 10 - 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth SGC NM/MT 88 -- $20,400

Legacy's owner, Greg Bussineau, comments: "I'm extremely pleased with our inaugural auction event. The entire process went very smoothly. Our bidders commented on how easy it was to use our internet auction software, and how much they enjoyed the sale ending on a lot by lot basis."

Commenting on the auction's results, Bussineau stated: "Considering the economy, we were extremely pleased with the results. The true rarities did exceptionally well. There was intense bidding for many of the 19th century cards, high-grade tobacco cards, and rare E-cards. As has been the case in many recent auctions, items that were virtually unique for the grade, or that had exceptional eye-appeal for the grade, did outstanding."

Some 19th Century highlights include: Lot 1 - 1887 N28 Cap Anson PSA 8 at $14,400, Lot 22 - 1887 N175 Gypsy Queen Tim Keefe PSA 3 at $8400, Lot 23 - 1887 N172 Old Judge Tim Keefe PSA 6 at $8640, Lot 27 - 1887 N172 Old Judge Sam Thompson PSA 7 at $5208, Lot 30 - 1887 N284 Buchner King Kelly SGC 86 at $7992, and Lot 32 - 1888 N43 Allen & Ginter Buck Ewing PSA 6 at $8640.

Tobacco and E-card highlights include: Lot 3 - 1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson PSA 4 at $34,800, Lot 4 - 1911 M116 Sporting Life Honus Wagner SGC 88 at $11,040, Lot 5 - 1912 T202 Triple Folder Devlin (Rustlers) - Devlin Gets His Man - Mathewson PSA 8 at $12,000, and Lot 7 - 1921 E220 National Caramel Babe Ruth PSA 5 at $12,000.

Early gum card highlights include: Lot 8 - 1933 Sport Kings #2 Babe Ruth SGC 96 at $105,600, Lot 13 - 1939 Play Ball #26 Joe DiMaggio SGC 96 at $12,000, Lot 143 - 1937 O-Pee-Chee #118 Joe DiMaggio PSA 7 at $7920, Lot 149 - 1940 Play Ball #27 Ted Williams SGC 92 at $5160, Lot 230 - 1932 US Caramel #3 Bobby Jones PSA 6 at $5400, and Lot 234 - 1938 Horrors of War #14 Bomb Kills Passengers on Shanghai Trolley PSA 8 at $3612.

Post-war highlights include: Lot 16 - 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle SGC 96 at $74,400, Lot 17 - 1954 Red Man #16 Whitey Ford PSA 10 at $4800, Lot 20 - 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente SGC 92 at $8400, Lot 21 - 1966 Topps USA #35 Bobby Orr PSA 7 at $10,560, Lot 155 - 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 7 at $9120, Lot 172 - 1954 NY Journal American Willie Mays PSA 8 at $3120, Lot 193 - 1960 Bell Brand #9 Sandy Koufax PSA 8 at $3606, Lot 219 - 1955 Topps All-American #68 The Four Horsemen SGC 92 at $1584, and Lot 225 - 1951 Topps Ringside #32 Rocky Marciano PSA 8 at $3264.

All lots, along with complete descriptions, high-resolution scans, and prices realized are permanently archived on the Legacy website at www.legacyrarities.com.

Anyone interested in receiving a copy of the complete auction catalog with all prices realized, or interested in receiving future auction catalogs, can call Jennifer Heard at (231) 922-8037. Or, they can go to the Legacy website at www.legacyrarities.com and click on "Request a Catalog."

Legacy's next auction is scheduled for August 8, 2009. They are now accepting consignments to the sale. Cash advances are available. A special commission structure with sizable incentives for large consignments is also available. The deadline for consignments is June 1st, 2009. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.


 

For immediate release: February 19, 2009

Legacy Sports Rarities Puts Finishing Touches On Their March 7th - 28th Auction

Traverse City, Michigan. Legacy Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on their inaugural catalog/internet auction. Titled "Classic 19th and 20th Century Sports Rarities," this auction features 235 lots of important rarities, iconic Hall-of-Famers and finest known sportscards. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed out the first week in March. An online preview, at www.legacyrarities.com, will be open on February 28th. Bidding will begin on March 7th and the auction will close on March 28th.

Highlights of the auction include:

  • 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Cap Anson PSA 8
  • 1909 E102 Ty Cobb PSA 4.5
  • 1909 E90-1 Joe Jackson Rookie Card PSA 4
  • 1911 M116 Honus Wagner (Pastel) SGC 88
  • 1912 T202 Mathewson / Devlin Gets His Man / Devlin (Rustlers) PSA 8
  • 1915 Cracker Jack Walter Johnson SGC 96
  • 1921 E220 National Caramel Babe Ruth PSA 5
  • 1922 E121 Babe Ruth (Holding Ball) SGC 80
  • 1933 Goudey Sports Kings Babe Ruth SGC 96 - the finest graded example!
  • 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig SGC 88
  • 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth SGC 88
  • 1933 Goudey Dizzy Dean SGC 88
  • 1939 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio SGC 96
  • 1952 Berk Ross Mickey Mantle SGC 88
  • 1953 Bowman Color Mickey Mantle SGC 96
  • 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle SGC 96
  • 1954 Red Man Whitey Ford PSA 10 - the only Red Man Hall-of-Famer, from any year, graded GEM MT 10 by PSA.
  • 1954 Red Man Unopened Pack with Willie Mays Card
  • 1956 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 9
  • 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie Card SGC 92
  • 1966 Topps USA Test Bobby Orr Rookie Card PSA 7
  • 1887 N175 Gypsy Queen Tim Keefe PSA 3
  • Several N172 Old Judges, including: Tim Keefe PSA 6 and Sam Thompson PSA 7
  • 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter John Clarkson PSA 8
  • 1888 N43 Allen & Ginter Buck Ewing PSA 6
  • Many Hall-of-Famers from E101, E90-1, E92, E93, E95, E98, and E104-2
  • An assortment of high-grade T206s, including: Hughie Jennings (Portrait) SGC 92, Willie Keeler (Portrait) SGC 88, Red Kleinow (Boston) SGC 88, Johnny Kling SGC 96, and Joe Tinker (Portrait) SGC 88
  • A group of high-grade T201s and T202s, including Hall-of-Famers and low-pop non-Hall-of-Famers
  • 1916 M101-4 Sporting News Joe Jackson (Blank Back) SGC 80
  • 1922 V62 Neilson's Chocolate Type II Babe Ruth SGC 50
  • 1925 Exhibit Lou Gehrig SGC 30 Several dozen high-grade Batter Ups, 1934 Goudeys, Diamond Stars, and 1937 O-Pee-Chees
  • 1940 Play Ball Ted Williams SGC 92
  • 1949 Bowman Roy Campanella PSA 9
  • 1951 Bowman Yogi Berra SGC 96
  • 1954 NY Journal American Willie Mays PSA 8
  • Several PSA MINT 9 1954 Red Hearts, including: Ashburn, Gilliam, Kiner, and Lollar 1954 Wilson Franks Roy Campanella PSA 8
  • Several high-grade Bell Brand Dodgers Hall-of-Famers
  • 1951 Bowman Norm Van Brocklin Rookie Card SGC 96

Full color catalogs are available free of charge, either by calling Legacy at (231) 922-8037, or through their website at www.legacyrarities.com. Online registration can also be done at www.legacyrarities.com.

Many of the lots will be on display at the Legacy Sports Rarities booth at both the March 13th - 15th Philadelphia Sports Collectors Show in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and the March 20th - 22nd Chicago Sun-Times Convention in Rosemont, Illinois. Additionally, lots are available to be viewed in person in Legacy's Traverse City, Michigan office. Viewing is by appointment only; anyone interested should call (231) 922-8037.

Legacy's owner, Greg Bussineau, comments: "I'm very excited to be re-entering the premium auction business. I have many fond memories associated with my years running Superior Sports Auctions. Now, as then, our focus will be on outstanding vintage sportscards. We've put together a great selection of items for our March sale, in addition to instituting a number of progressive, customer-centric policies for the auction. We're looking forward to this being just the first of many, many successful events."

Bussineau additionally commented: The market for premium sports collectibles remains remarkably strong. Just recently, there have been many sales of important pieces at all-time record high prices. I believe that in times of economic uncertainty, people derive a strong sense of security from owning 'tangible' items such as collectibles. Unlike many financial assets, collectibles cannot be arbitrarily debased."

Legacy Sports Rarities was founded in 2002 by veteran dealer Greg Bussineau. Bussineau founded Superior Sportcard in 1982 and Superior Sports Auctions in 1996. Superior Sports Auctions was purchased by Collectors Universe in 1999, upon agreement that Bussineau would stay on and run the company for three years. At the end of this agreement, Bussineau decided to go back into business for himself and formed Legacy Sports Rarities.

In addition to buying and selling virtually every major important sportscard ever produced, Bussineau has been instrumental in helping to assemble some of the greatest sportscard collections in history. He was chosen to auction off the personal memorabilia collection of basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Sharman, as well as the personal sportscard collection of PSA founder David Hall. Bussineau was also one of three people who helped to formulate the original grading standards employed by PSA - the world's largest independent sportscard third-party grading and authentication service.

Legacy's next auction is scheduled for mid-summer 2009 and they are currently accepting consignments for the sale. Anyone interested in consigning to the sale should call Greg Bussineau at (231) 922-8037.


For immediate release: December 2, 2008

Legacy Sports Rarities Has Announced Their Inaugural Catalog Auction

Traverse City, Michigan. Legacy Sports Rarities of Traverse City, Michigan, has announced they will be conducting their inaugural catalog auction of “Classic 19th and 20th Century Sports Rarities”. Online bidding for the auction will begin on March 7th, 2009, and end on March 28th, 2009, at www.legacyrarities.com.

Included in the auction will be several hundred lots of important rarities, iconic Hall-of-Famers and finest known sportscards. Highlights include: several high-grade Old Judge Hall-of-Famers; a PSA 3 Gypsy Queen of Tim Keefe; PSA 8 N28’s of Cap Anson and John Clarkson; a PSA 4 E90-1 of Joe Jackson; a large group of high-grade T206s including a SGC 84 Ty Cobb (Green Portrait), SGC 88 Willie Keeler (Portrait), SGC 88 Joe Tinker (Portrait), and a SGC 92 Hugh Jennings (Portrait); an E93 Christy Mathewson in SGC 84; several high-grade T205s including a SGC 88 Mordecai Brown, and a Pop 1 PSA 8 Rube Marquard; numerous high-grade T202s including the rare Mathewson/Devlin (Rustlers) in PSA 8; a beautiful SGC 96 1915 Cracker Jack of Walter Johnson; a rare 1921 E220 of Babe Ruth in PSA 5; the finest known SGC graded MINT 96 1933 Sport Kings Babe Ruth; a 1937 O-Pee-Chee of Joe DiMaggio in PSA 7; 1940 Play Balls of Ted Williams in SGC 92 and Joe Jackson in SGC 88; a PSA MINT 9 1949 Bowman Roy Campanella rookie card; a high-end PSA 7 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card; several PSA 9 1954 Red Hearts including Richie Ashburn, Mickey Mantle, and Ralph Kiner; a 1954 Wilson Wieners of Roy Campanella in PSA 8; several 1950s and 1960s MINT 9 Hall-of-Famer and rookie cards; and the scarce 1966 Topps USA Test card of Bobby Orr in PSA 7.

Full color catalogs are available free of charge, either by calling Legacy at 231-922-8037, or through their website at www.legacyrarities.com. Online registration can also be done at www.legacyrarities.com.

Consignments are welcomed for the auction. The deadline is December 23rd, 2008. Collectors interested in consigning to the sale should call 231-922-8037 to discuss details.

Legacy Sports Rarities was founded in 2002 by veteran dealer Greg Bussineau. Bussineau founded Superior Sportcard in 1982 and Superior Sports Auctions in 1996. Superior Sports Auctions was purchased by Collectors Universe in 1999, upon agreement that Bussineau would stay on and run the company for three years. At the end of this agreement, Bussineau decided to go back into business for himself and formed Legacy Sports Rarities.

In addition to buying and selling virtually every major important sportscard ever produced, Bussineau has been instrumental in helping to assemble some of the greatest sportscard collections in history. He was chosen to auction off the personal memorabilia collection of basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Sharman, as well as the personal sportscard collection of PSA founder David Hall. Bussineau was also one of three people who helped to formulate the original grading standards employed by PSA – the world’s largest independent sportscard third-party grading and authentication service.

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