Memory Lane’s distinguished Premier Auction has captured the attention of sports card collectors worldwide. With its limited yet impressive selection of 120 vintage sports cards, this auction is a treasure trove of meticulously curated pieces that are sure to enthrall even the most discerning enthusiasts. Running until February 4th, this event showcases a catalog filled with historically significant and highly sought-after cards.
Among the crown jewels of the auction is the 1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson rookie card, a true rarity with only two examples in NM/MT condition graded PSA 8. This remarkable card quickly attracted a six-figure bid, highlighting its desirability among collectors. Equally captivating is the T206 Ty Cobb Portrait (Green) card, of which only three copies have been graded PSA 7. Additionally, a highly rated PSA 6 Cobb ‘Bat Off Shoulder’ Old Mill back card adds further allure to this exceptional collection.
The pre-war era is well-represented with outstanding pieces like the PSA 7 graded T206 Cy Young card and the highest graded PSA 9 T206 Nap Lajoie (Throwing) card. Standing out from the rest is the 1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle card, graded PSA 9. With only 13 cards of this level known to exist, it is a true gem for any collector, with just two known to be graded higher.
Mickey Mantle’s legacy continues to shine in this auction with six additional cards from the 1950s, each graded either 8 or 9. Notable versions include those from the 1953 Topps and Bowman series, further adding to the allure of this legendary figure.
Roberto Clemente’s cards from 1956 to 1973 dominate the auction, particularly in Mint 9 graded condition, outnumbering those of other players. Willie Mays cards also feature prominently, with exceptional pieces like the rare 1962 Topps card graded PSA 9 and the 1970 Topps card, one of only two graded PSA 10.
Jackie Robinson, a true icon of baseball, is represented with four cards in this auction. Among them are highly sought-after versions, such as the PSA graded 1949 Bowman and 1952 Topps cards. The auction also boasts PSA 10 rookie cards of other baseball greats, including George Brett and Rickey Henderson.
Football enthusiasts will find high-grade rookie cards of Frank Gifford, Johnny Unitas, and Joe Namath, perfect additions to any football card collection. Basketball collectors, on the other hand, can look forward to rookie cards of Bill Russell (PSA 7), Wilt Chamberlain (PSA 8), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (PSA 8), Larry Bird/Magic Johnson (PSA 9), and Michael Jordan (PSA 8).
Memory Lane’s Premier Auction presents a unique opportunity for collectors to acquire a piece of sports history. With its impressive lineup of high-grade and historically significant cards, this event promises to be a highlight in the world of sports card collecting. Don’t miss the chance to own a piece of this coveted collection as the auction culminates on February 4th, so be sure to visit Memory Lane’s website for more information.