Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LXV will preview on Friday, May 13, 2016 and open for bidding on Saturday, May 14, 2016. The auction closes on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

Dear Collector,

I would like to welcome you to Masterpieces & Uncommon Commons LXV.

We proudly present a historic find of Fleischmann Bakery cards which includes Hall of Famers Cobb, Mathewson, Speaker and Stengel. Most of these cards are the only graded examples or only one of two cards known to exist. Fleischmann Bakery has an inspiring history to say the least. It is the story of immigrants who established a successful bakery in the United States known for their Viennese Bread. Their generosity during the American Great Depression in the 1930s helped create the term, "Bread Line."

Our first offering is a breathtaking 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle graded PSA 7 Near Mint. This card was recently graded and is one of the last of the Mantle cards from the Al Rosen unopened find to be encapsulated. Everything you would expect to find on a high end card is visible including sharp pointed corners, brilliant color and focus with new shiny gloss. This is just one of five 1952 Topps Mantles represented in our catalog, all of which are outstanding for their technical grades.

Displayed in Lot 2 is a superior example of a Roberto Clemente rookie card, graded PSA 8, with perfect centering and four sharp corners. A classic Charles Conlon type 1 photo of Joe Jackson follows the Clemente rookie with equal rarity and hobby importance.

Collectors will find sterling examples of signed checks by Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and a double signed Babe Ruth personal check! Mint examples of rookie cards offered are Johnny Unitas, Carl Yastrzemski, Lou Brock, Willie Stargell, Joe Morgan and Thurmon Munson.

A dazzling 1952 New York Yankees World Series ring from the renown Bert Padell collection is not to be missed! A mint condition historical artifact that would highlight any collection in the hobby. This is merely brushing the surface of the catalog offerings with many more collector treasures to be discovered.

Thanks for your interest and enjoy the auction.

Bill Goodwin

Auction Highlights

Magnificent 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card PSA 7 Near Mint Recently Graded, One Of The Last Of The Rosen Find Cards

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

Historic Circa 1914 Type 1 Original Photograph Of Joe Jackson By Charles M. Conlon PSA/DNA Authenticated

Fabulous 1952 New York Yankees World Championship Ring from the Bert Padell Collection

Extraordinary 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 SGC 4.5 VG-EX Plus

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA 3 VG

1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie SGC 1

Ultra Rare 1916 Fleischmann Bakery D381 Christy Mathewson SGC 3.5 VG+ One Of Only 2 Graded Copies In The Hobby With This Being The Highest Graded Example!

Ultra Rare 1916 Fleischmann Bakery D381 Tris Speaker SGC 2 Good Only Graded Example By Any Grading Company!

1916 Fleischmann Bakery D381 Casey Stengel SGC 1 Only Graded Example By Any Grading Company!

1935 Babe Ruth Double Signed Check PSA/DNA Authenticated 9 MINT

1859 Abraham Lincoln Signed Check PSA/DNA Authenticated 9 MINT

1959 John F. Kennedy Signed Check PSA/DNA Authenticated

1950 Marilyn Monroe Signed Check PSA/DNA Certified

2015 The Bar Cut Autographs John F. Kennedy/Robert F. Kennedy, Historic Pairs Beckett 9.5 GEM MINT JSA Certified

Babe Ruth Autographed Softball Authenticated By PSA/DNA

1953 Topps Jackie Robinson #1 PSA 8 NM-MT

1953 Topps Satchell Paige #220 PSA 8 NM-MT

1954 Topps Ted Williams #250 PSA 8 NM-MT

1963 Topps Mickey Mantle #200 PSA 9 MINT

1960 Topps Mickey Mantle All Star #563 PSA 9 MINT

1957 Topps Bob Clemente #76 PSA 9 MINT

1958 Topps Sandy Koufax #187 PSA 9 MINT

1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Rookie #148 PSA 9 MINT

1962 Topps Lou Brock Rookie #387 PSA 9 MINT

1963 Topps Rookie Stars-Willie Stargell #553 PSA 9 MINT

1965 Topps Astros Rookies-Joe Morgan #16 PSA 9 MINT

1960 Topps Willie McCovey Rookie #316 PSA 8 NM-MT

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

1970 Topps #189 Thurman Munson Rookie SGC 9 MINT

1957 Topps Tony Kubek Rookie #312 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+

1956 Topps Warren Spahn #10 PSA 9 MINT

1956 Topps Al Kaline #20 White Back PSA 9 MINT

1956 Topps Ed Mathews #107 Gray Back PSA 9 MINT

Joe Tinker Display Cigar Box

1957 Topps #138 Johnny Unitas Rookie Beckett 9 MINT

1957-58 Topps #79 Ed Fleming SGC 7.5 NM+ One Of Two With No SGC Examples Graded Higher

1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 PSA 6.5 EX-MT+

1952 Topps Jackie Robinson #312 PSA 6 EX-MT

1953 Topps Roy Campanella #27 PSA 8 NM-MT

1955 Topps Sandy Koufax Rookie Autographed #123 PSA/DNA Certified

1968 Topps Nolan Ryan Rookie Autographed Grade PSA 9 MINT #177 PSA/DNA Certified

19th Century Detroit Team Cabinet

1908-09 Rose Co. Postcards Johnny Evers SGC 1

1907-1909 Novelty Evers And Shaefer Cutlery Postcard PSA 5.5 EX+

T206 Piedmont 150 Subjects Johnny Evers With Bat, Cubs On Shirt PSA 7 NM

T206 Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects Joe Tinker Bat Off Shoulder PSA 7 NM

T206 Old Mill Factory 25 Ted Breitenstein PSA 7 NM

T206 Old Mill Factory 25 Ed Greminger PSA 7 NM

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

T206 Brown Hindu Harry Bay PSA 6 EX-MT, One Of One Highest Graded Example

1910 Piedmont Cigarettes 350 Subjects Factory 25 T206 Ty Cobb Portrait, Green Background SGC 4 VG-EX

1909-11 El Principe De Gales Factory 17 T206 Cy Young Portrait SGC 5 EX, One Of One Highest Graded Example

1915 Victory Tobacco Co. T214 Chief Meyers SGC 1.5 Fair

1914 Coupon Cigarettes T213 Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder SGC 2.5 Good+

1912 Red Cross Tobacco T207 Jacques Fournier SGC 2 Good

D303 General Baking Co. Joe Tinker Portrait PSA 2 Good

1910 E105 Mello-Mint Nap Lajoie PSA 5 EX

1910 American Caramel Co. E90-3 Mordecai Brown SGC 3 VG

1929 R94 Babe Comes Home, Movie Stars & Scenes SGC 1.5 Fair

1943 M.P. & Co. R302-1 Complete Set Of 24 Cards

1955 Topps Sandy Koufax Rookie #123 PSA 7 NM

Ogden's Complete Set Of Pugilists And Wrestlers

1951 Topps Ringside Complete Set With Outstanding Centering