Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LXVIII will open for bidding on Friday, September 16, 2016. The auction closes on Thursday, October 6, 2016.



Dear Collector,

I would like to welcome you to Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LXVIII. 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.

With 900 lots in this catalog, there are simply too many highlights to cover in this letter so here are just a few to pique your interest.

Leading off is the true Mickey Mantle rookie, the 1951 Bowman issue, in a PSA 8 holder. Lot #2 is the hobby's iconic 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle graded SGC 7.5. One of the finest cards we have ever presented is the 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax rookie in mint grade. Over the years, we have previously auctioned 2 Koufax rookies both graded PSA 10 and we can honestly say that this magnificent card offered in Lot #3 is a far better example than the two 10s previously sold. This auction has an abundance of key rookie cards in high grade including Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Jackie Robinson, Walter Johnson, Whitey Ford, Satchel Paige, Nolan Ryan, Tris Speaker, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas and many more. Also, every 1957 Topps star and minor star from Williams to Herzog is presented in a PSA 8 near mint to mint grade. Looking for T206s? Look no further as we have a complete set, less the big 4, offered in individual lots. We would be amiss not to mention the breathtaking 1953 Willie Mays in mint condition and the red 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth in a PSA 7.

Thanks for your interest and I sincerely hope you enjoy this auction





Bill Goodwin

Auction Highlights

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT

Extraordinary 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 SGC 7.5 NM+

Magnificent 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax Rookie #123 SGC 9 Mint

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA 4 VG-EX

1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie #164 PSA 8 NM-MT

Amazing 1953 Topps #244 Willie Mays SGC 9 Mint

Extraordinary 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149 PSA 7 NM

1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #92 PSA 7 NM

1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle SGC 7 NM

1940 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio #1 PSA 7 NM

1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson Rookie PSA 6 EX-MT

1957 Topps Bart Starr Rookie #119 PSA 8 NM-MT

1940 Play Ball #225 Joe Jackson SGC 7.5 NM+

1954 Topps Ted Williams #250 PSA 8 NM-MT

1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays Rookie SGC 7 NM

1954 Topps Ernie Banks Rookie #94 PSA 7 NM

1954 Topps Willie Mays #90 PSA 8 NM-MT

1922 American Caramel Co. E122 Babe Ruth SGC 3 VG

1922 E121 American Caramel Babe Ruth Photo Montage PSA 4.5 VG-EX+

1955 Stahl-Meyer Franks Mickey Mantle SGC 1.5 Fair

1909 Ramly T204 Walter Johnson Rookie SGC 2 Good

1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips Duke Snider PSA 8 NM-MT

1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips Bob Lemon PSA 8 NM-MT

1960 Topps Stan Musial #250 PSA 9 MINT

1960 Topps Willie Mays #200 PSA 9 MINT

1965 Topps Hank Aaron #170 PSA 9 MINT

1964 Topps Willie Mays #150 PSA 9 MINT

1967 Topps Willie Mays #200 PSA 9 MINT

1954 Bowman Willie Mays #89 PSA 7 NM

T206 Old Mill Factory 25 J. Ross Helm PSA 7 NM

T206 Piedmont 350 Subjects Factory 25 Dolly Stark PSA 7 NM

T206 Piedmont 150 Subjects Factory 25 Barney Pelty Horizontal PSA 7.5 NM+

T206 El Principe De Gales Factory 17 Heinie Wagner Bat On Right Shoulder PSA 7 NM

T206 Polar Bear Factory 6 Dots Miller Pittsburg PSA 7 NM

T206 Sweet Caporal 350-460 Subjects Factory 42 Jake Stahl Glove Shows PSA 7 NM

T206 Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects Factory 30 Joe Doyle New York, Hands Above Head PSA 6 EX-MT

1909-11 Polar Bear Factory 6 T206 Ray Demmitt St. Louis SGC 4.5 VG-EX+

1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig #61 PSA 5 EX

1934 Goudey Jimmy Foxx #1 PSA 6 EX-MT

1909-10 Briggs Co. Lozenge E97 Willie Keeler Black & White SGC 2.5 Good+

1909-10 Briggs Co. Lozenge E97 Bill Heichman Black & White SGC 2.5 Good+

1909-10 Briggs Co. Lozenge E97 Chief Meyers Black & White SGC 2 Good

1909-10 Briggs & Co. Lozenge E97 Earl Moore Black & White SGC 1.5 Fair

1909-10 Briggs Co. Lozenge E97 George Mullin Black & White SGC 1

1909-10 Briggs Co. Lozenge E97 Admiral Schlei Black & White SGC 1.5 Fair

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

1972 Topps Roger Staubach Rookie #200 PSA 8 NM-MT

1958 Topps Jim Brown Rookie #62 PSA 7.5 NM+

1961-62 Fleer #43 Jerry West Rookie Beckett 8 NM-MT

1957 Topps John Unitas Rookie #138 PSA 7 NM

1968 Topps Reds Rookies J. Bench/R. Tompkins #247 PSA 8 NM-MT

T206 Piedmont 350 Subjects Factory 25 Tris Speaker Rookie PSA 6 EX-MT

1948 Leaf Warren Spahn Rookie #32 PSA 7 NM

1948 Bowman Stan Musial Rookie #36 PSA 7 NM

1949 Bowman Satchell Paige Rookie #224 PSA 7 NM

1951 Bowman Whitey Ford Rookie #1 PSA 7 NM

1952 Topps Billy Martin Rookie #175 PSA 7 NM

1974 Topps Dave Winfield Rookie #456 PSA 9 MINT

1975 O-Pee-Chee Rookie Outfielders Jim Rice #616 PSA 9 MINT

1975 O-Pee-Chee Rookie Catchers Gary Carter #620 PSA 9 MINT

1938 Goudey Bob Feller #288 PSA 7 NM

1940 Play Ball Walter Johnson #120 PSA 7 NM

Circa 1912 Underwood & Underwood #732 New York Giants National League Pennant Winners SGC Authentic

1916 Fleischmann Bakery D381 Beals Becker SGC 2.5 Good+

1916 Fleischmann Bakery D381 George J. Burns SGC 3 VG

1916 Fleischmann Bakery D381 Chester D. Thomas SGC 2.5 Good+

1969 Topps Super Mickey Mantle #24 PSA 8 NM-MT

1952 Topps Phil Rizzuto #11 PSA 7 NM

1952 Topps Roy Campanella #314 PSA 7 NM

1952 Topps Frank Crosetti #384 PSA 7 NM

1957 Topps Ted Williams #1 PSA 8 NM-MT

1957 Topps Willie Mays #10 PSA 8 NM-MT

1957 Topps Don Drysdale Rookie #18 PSA 8 NM-MT

1957 Topps Hank Aaron #20 PSA 8 NM-MT

1957 Topps Frank Robinson Rookie #35 PSA 8 NM-MT

1957 Topps Mickey Mantle #95 PSA 8 NM-MT

1957 Topps Sandy Koufax #302 PSA 8 NM-MT

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

1957 Topps Yankees Power Hitters Mantle & Berra #407 PSA 8 NM-MT

1972 Topps Reggie Jackson #435 PSA 9 MINT

1956 Topps Tony Jacobs #183 PSA 9 MINT One Of One PSA 9s With None Graded Higher!

1955 Topps Ted Williams #2 PSA 8 NM-MT

1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie #122 PSA 5 EX

1962 Topps Fran Tarkenton Rookie #90 PSA 8 NM-MT

1962 Topps Jim Brown #28 PSA 8 NM-MT

1910 Drum 350 Subjects Factory 25 T206 Mickey Doolan Batting SGC 1

1909-11 Uzit, Factory 30 T206 Tim Jordan Batting SGC 1

T206 Red Hindu Factory 649 Hugh Duffy PSA 1

1912 T215 Pirate Unopened Cigarette Pack

1910 Polar Bear Unopened Tobacco Pouch

T206 Sweet Caporal 150 Subjects Factory 30 Ty Cobb Portrait-Green PSA 4 VG-EX

T206 Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects Factory 30 Ty Cobb Portrait-Red PSA 4 VG-EX

T206 Piedmont 350-460 Subjects Factory 25 Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder PSA 4.5 VG-EX+

T206 Piedmont 150 Subjects Factory 25 Ty Cobb Bat On Shoulder PSA 4 VG-EX

T206 Piedmont 150 Subjects Factory 25 Walter Johnson Portrait PSA 4 VG-EX

T206 Polar Bear Factory 6 Ray Demmitt St. Louis PSA 4 VG-EX

T206 Polar Bear Factory 6 Bill O'Hara St. Louis PSA 4 VG-EX

1954 Stahl-Meyer Franks Gil McDougald PSA 1 (MK)

1986 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie #57 PSA 9 MINT

1973 Topps Rookie Third Basemen Mike Schmidt #615 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+

1967 Topps American League Rookies Rod Carew/Hank Allen #569 PSA 8 NM-MT

1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie #128 PSA 6.5 EX-MT+

1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie #164 PSA 7 NM