SCP Internet Sports Auction Nets $1.7 Million

. March 14, 2008

At the forefront of the auction was a quality selection of Game Used Bats from some of baseballs most prolific sluggers. Not surprisingly, this category yielded some of the priciest lots in the sale. Top lot was a Ty Cobb 1917-21 H&B Game Used Bat. Other big ticket bats included a Superb 1921 Babe Ruth H&B Game Bat (PSA/DNA Graded GU7) – $79,015, a Circa 1965-66 Mickey Mantle H&B Game Used Bat (MEARS Graded A7) – $26,698, and a Circa 1938-39 Jimmie Foxx H&B Game Used Bat (PSA/DNA Graded GU7.5) – $24,216.

Aside from the expensive lumber, some other big numbers were seen in the memorabilia category including a Complete Run of 41 Full Unused Super Bowl Tickets (I-XLII) – $47,263, Barry Bonds Home Run Ball #754 – Hit July 27, 2007 – $26,936, and a Rare 1920 Miller Huggins Signed Photograph – $18,574M, the latter being a record price for a photo signed by the Yankees Hall of Fame manager.

Other notable sales from the Memorabilia portion of the sale include:

Circa 1965-68 Willie Mays Game Used Bat – $10,742
Harmon Killebrew Circa 1960 H&B Game Used Bat – $6,062
1862 Proclamation Signed By Abraham Lincoln – $10,028
1902 Cincinnati Red Sterling Silver Season Pass – $8,877
Christy Mathewson 1923 Signed Contract as Braves President – $12,426
Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball – $22,785
Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig Signed Baseball – $17,766
1955 World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers Team Signed Baseball – $8,070
Roberto Clemente Single Signed Baseball – $8,487
1969 Curt Flood Rawlings Gold Glove Award – $10,015
Dale Murphy 1983 Braves Jersey, Bat & Batting Glove – $5,573
Mickey Mantle World Series Home Run Ticket Display – $12,426
1980 Andre Dawson H&B Silver Slugger Award – $7,161
1941 Augusta National Certificate Signed By Bobby Jones – $6,914
The bidding was equally brisk throughout the vast offerings of 19th Century, Pre-War and Post-War Cards. Among the top card lots was a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA Graded 7 NM – $31,917, and a 1914 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb SGC 60 EX – $10,015.

Other notable sales from the Cards portion of the sale include:

1909-11 T206 Bill O’Hara (St. Louis) PSA 4 VG-EX – $10,742
1909-11 T206 Jimmy Collins PSA 8 NM-MT – $7,161
1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (Green Portrait) PSA 6 EX-MT – $6,063
1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (Green Portrait) PSA 6 EX-MT – $6,063
1955 Topps Baseball Complete Set of 206 – $6,063
1969 Topps Super #58 Roberto Clemente Blank Back Proof – $3,736
1948 Bowman Basketball Complete Set of 72 – $5,011
A complete listing of prices realized from the January 29-30th, 2008 Internet Auction is available online at www.scpauctions.com. The success of this sale sets the tone for Sotheby’s/SCP Auctions forthcoming April 24th, 2008 Live Auction in New York. Sotheby’s/SCP Auctions is currently accepting consignments for this event. Call +1 800 350.2273 for more information on how to participate

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