Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LXI will preview on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 and open for bidding on Saturday, August 29, 2015. The auction closes on Thursday September 17, 2015.

Dear Collector:

We would like to welcome you to Masterpieces & Uncommon Commons LXI.

As the baseball season draws to a close, here's hoping your favorite team is still in the race and your summer has been as enjoyable as mine. Recent summer acquisitions include the legendary T-206 Eddie Plank which is considered to be one of the top five cards in our hobby. In hobby lore, the Plank card is second only to it's T206 companion, Honus Wagner. A superlative example of this Plank rarity is proudly offered in Lot #1. You will also find no fewer than 10 premium Babe Ruth items, along with 14 Mickey Mantle offerings, including the highly desirable rookie cards of these baseball icons. Speaking of rookie cards, an abundance of Hall of Fame first cards such as Nolan Ryan, Gordie Howe, Ernie Banks, Ed Mathews, Joe Namath, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Roberto Clemente, Stan Musial, Willie Stargell and many others can be found throughout this catalog. Other auction highlights include a fantastic autographed T206 Tris Speaker rookie card graded PSA/DNA 10 and a rare Jones-Keyser cabinet of the great, Christy Mathewson. White border T206 and autographed Hall of Fame cards are plentiful in these pages. In short, these are just a few of the collectible treasures presented in this edition of Masterpieces & Uncommon Commons LXI.

Thanks for your interest and I hope you enjoy the auction!






Bill Goodwin

Auction Highlights

Remarkable T206 Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects Eddie Plank PSA 4 VG-EX

1916 M101-4 Blank Back #151 Babe Ruth Rookie SGC 1.5 Fair

1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA 5 EX

T206 Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects Factory 30 Tris Speaker PSA/DNA Certified, Autograph Grade PSA 10 GEM MINT

1933 Sport Kings Gum #2 Babe Ruth SGC 8 NM-MT

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 (SGC 86/7.5) - “1 of 4; Only 6 SGC Examples Graded Higher”!

1968 Topps Mets Rookies J. Koosman/N. Ryan #177 PSA 9 MINT

1951-52 Parkhurst #66 Gordie Howe Rookie SGC 9 MINT

1911 Jones, Keyser & Arras #343 Christy Mathewson SGC Authentic

1953 Topps #220 Satchel Paige SGC 9 MINT

1922 American Caramel Co. E122 Babe Ruth SGC 3 VG

1920s Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Signed Baseball James Spence Authentication

Babe Ruth/Joe DiMaggio Autographed Baseball PSA/DNA Certified

Lou Gehrig Autographed Photo PSA/DNA With An Autograph Grade Of PSA 7

Autographed Babe Ruth Photo PSA/DNA With An Autograph Grade Of PSA 9

Unique 1920 Holsum Bread Ty Cobb w/Boston Store “Bat on Shoulder” Pose – Incl. a “C.F. Detroit Americans” Caption (SGC 10/1) - The ONLY KNOWN Copy in Existence!

T204 Ramly Walter Johnson PSA 4 VG-EX

1954 Topps Ernie Banks Rookie #94 PSA 8 NM-MT

1939 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio #26 SGC 9 MINT

1914 Cracker Jack #32 Mordecai Brown SGC 7 NM “1 of 2: NONE Graded Higher”!

1953 Topps Mickey Mantle #82 PSA 7 NM

1952 Topps Ed Mathews Rookie #407 PSA 6 EX-MT

1958 Topps Ed Mathews #440 PSA 9 MINT

1934 Goudey #61 Lou Gehrig SGC 7 NM

1949 Bowman #224 "Satchell" Paige Rookie SGC 7 NM

1965 Topps #122 Joe Namath Rookie Single Print SGC 7.5 NM+

1986 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 PSA 9 MINT

1967 Topps Rod Carew Rookie #569 PSA 9 MINT

1963 Topps Bob Clemente #540 PSA 9 MINT

1963 Topps Rookie Stars Willie Stargell #553 PSA 9 MINT

1963 Topps Hank Aaron #390 PSA 9 MINT

1958 Hires Root Beer Complete Set, #1 On The PSA Set Registry!

Rare 1963 Jello Advertising Poster Featuring Mickey Mantle

Circa 1960s Rawlings Baseball Glove Advertising Poster Featuring Mickey Mantle

Fabulous Jackie Robinson Lot Of 3 Items Including Autographed Photo, 1946 Montreal Royals Championship Team Ball And Program

Extremely Rare 1963 Topps Mickey Mantle Plaque Premium – Only a Handful Known in Circulation!

1948 Bowman Stan Musial Rookie #36 PSA 7 NM

1969 Topps Reggie Jackson Rookie #260 PSA 8 NM-MT

1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie SGC 2 Good

Remarkable T206 Rube Marquard “Hands at Thighs” Piedmont Cigarettes (PSA 8) - “1 of 2 PSA Listed Piedmont Cigarettes w/One Graded Higher; Only 4 Graded Higher for ALL Ad Backs”!

T206 Polar Bear Rube Marquard Autographed PSA/DNA Certified, PSA 4 VG-EX

1966/67 Bazooka Mickey Mantle #7 PSA 10 GEM MINT

1964 Bazooka Sandy Koufax #32 Glove In Front PSA 10 GEM MINT

1980 Topps Bird/Erving/Johnson Autographed Rookie Card PSA/DNA GEM MINT 10 On All 3 Autographs

1976 Topps George Brett #19 PSA 9 Mint

1957 Topps #138 Johnny Unitas Beckett 8.5 NM-MT+

1957 Topps #119 Bart Starr Beckett 8 NM-MT

1950 Bowman Joe Tipton #159 PSA 10 GEM MINT- Only Graded PSA 10!

1928 Harrington's #6 Babe Ruth GC 3 VG

1887 Old Judge N172 Stephen Behel Spotted Tie SGC 1.5 Fair

1887 Old Judge N172 Dave Orr Spotted Tie SGC 1

1887 Old Judge N172 Frank Hankinson Spotted Tie SGC 1

1887 Old Judge N172 "Phenomenal" Smith SGC 1.5 Fair

1963 Topps Mickey Mantle #200 PSA 8 NM-MT

1964 Topps Mickey Mantle #50 PSA 8 NM-MT

1936 S And S Game Complete Set With Original Box And Playing Rules-All PSA Graded

1973 Topps Complete Set Of 1953 Reprints Which Were Never Issued To The Public-All PSA Graded

1961 Hawks Essex Meats Complete Set- #1 Set On The PSA Set Registry

1968 Topps 3-D Bob Clemente Xograph Stamped Back SGC 1.5 Fair

1961 Topps Complete Set With Key Cards Graded By PSA

1954 Topps Henry Aaron Rookie #128 PSA 6 EX-MT

1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente Rookie SGC 6 EX-NM

1967 Topps #581 Tom Seaver Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT

1955 Topps #194 Willie Mays SGC 8 NM-MT

1958 Topps #52 Bob Clemente Yellow Team SGC 8 NM-MT

1957 Topps Hank Aaron #20 PSA 8 NM-MT

1956 Topps Sandy Koufax Gray Back #79 PSA 8 NM-MT

1957 Topps Sandy Koufax #302 PSA 8 NM-MT

1957 Topps Brooks Robinson Rookie #328 PSA 8 NM-MT

1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Rookie #148 PSA 8 NM-MT

1950 Bowman Football Lot Of 100 Different Including 84 PSA 8s

Professional Football Advertising Poster Cleveland Bulldogs Vs. Chicago Bears September 18, 1931 With Photos Of Red Grange and Bronko Nagurski

1910 E98 Lot Of 25 Different Including 13 Hall Of Famers

1911 Bishop & Company E100 Buck Weaver SGC 2 Good One of Weaver’s Inaugural Baseball Cards

T206 Uzit Heinie Wagner Bat On Right Shoulder PSA 2 Good

1910 Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects T206 Walter Johnson Portrait SGC 6 EX-NM

1909-11 Hindu T206 Brown Back Rube Waddell SGC 6.5 EX-MT+

Babe Ruth Autographed Photo From "The Pride Of The Yankees" Movie

1952 Bowman Small Frank Gifford Autographed Rookie Card -James Spence Authentication

1996 Leaf Signature Autograped Complete Set

1955 Topps All American Football Lot Of 70 Different Autographed Cards-James Spence Authentication