Welcome to the online catalogue for the Hunt Auctions Premier Live Internet Auction. This exclusive auction will feature over 700 lots of vintage and modern baseball cards, photos, and autographs. The auctioneer generally sells 75 lots per hour in numerical order per the catalogue.
Online pre-bidding for lots 1-715 ends Tuesday, August 25th at 10:00pm ET. Bidding for lots 716-End is ONLINE ONLY and will close on Wednesday, August 26th at 10:00pm ET with bidding continuing for 20 minute intervals To register to phone bid during the Live Auction please call 610-524-0822 or email email@example.com
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This Auction Features:
The "Texan Collection" was meticulously curated over a 40 year period by a Texas gentleman and includes an amazing array of complete sets, type cards, high grade specimens, and rarities. The collector worked to constantly upgrade his sets with some examples having second and third versions of the same sets based on condition grade. Additionally, they selectively accumulated duplicate examples of high grade star and rookie cards to compliment the set population within the collection. The "Texan Collection" will be offered over a period of several years within Hunt Auctions Premier Live Auction platforms and will span a wide variety of dating periods and manufacturers of issue to include: Topps, Bowman, Goudey, T-205, T-202, T3, Sporting Life, L1 Leather, Sport Kings, Allen & Ginter, George C. Miller, S81 silks, U.S. Caramel and many others. The significance and breadth of the collection is among the most notable of any privately held collection to have been offered in recent years to which we are pleased and honored to present.
Mark Klug Collection
Dr. Mark S. Klug, known to friends and family as "Doc", was an avid collector throughout his lifetime. Dr. Klug started collecting as a young boy and took great pride in his sports and stamp memorabilia collections. However, Dr. Klug's life cannot be summarized simply by his impressive collections. He dedicated his entire life to humanitarian work, traveling to underdeveloped countries on mission trips, in order to provide medical care for people who otherwise might never have had access to the care they so desperately needed. Dr. Klug was an amazing doctor, father, son, friend, and coach. He touched so many lives and this collection was only a small part of his amazing lifetime full of accomplishments. Dr. Klug passed away on November 29, 2019 and will continue to be missed by so many. The collection is being offered for the first time publicly and before this auction had not been professionally graded in any form. Several superb card specimens and complete sets are found within the collection including one of the finest 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle cards we have encountered.
It is the sincere wish of the Klug family that Mark's collection be appreciated and enjoyed in the same manner which it was collected over those many years.
Green Diamond Gallery
This particular offering from the Green Diamond Gallery Collection will focus on Hall of Fame autographs, Team oriented autograph and display items, and a selection of game used equipment. Each section of this offering contains several standout examples ranging from early 1900s autographs to Michael Jordan Birmingham Barons jersey to Albert Pujols game used bat. The range of items serves as further reminder of the incredible breadth of the Green Diamond Gallery Collection to which we will continue to showcase within several upcoming auctions.
Photo File Achive Collection: Part III
Important Collection of Historic Baseball Photography: Part IV
Important Baseball Photography from the Private Collection of a New York Gentleman: Part III
Prominent African American Publication Archive Collection
As we continue with the photographic offerings from several important private collections and archives we are pleased to welcome the significant assemblage of materials from the archive of the New York Amsterdam News. The New York Amsterdam News is one of the most important and long running African American newspapers in the United States. First distributed in 1909 the paper grew to be one of the most influential of its type in the nation reporting of some of the most significant Civil Rights topics of the time throughout the 1920-60s period. Offered is a grouping of original images from the archive many of which are possibly uniquely surviving examples.