Wheatland Auctions, a prominent Pennsylvania-based auction house, has kicked off its first event of 2023, presenting an exciting and diverse range of sports collectibles. The auction, comprising nearly 500 lots, is a remarkable assemblage of both vintage and modern cards, memorabilia, and sealed high-end football products from Panini.
Central to this auction are twelve sealed cases of Panini’s high-end football products, drawing the attention of modern sports card enthusiasts. These cases include a range of coveted Panini editions such as the 2018 Prizm Hobby, 2020 Prizm Jumbo, 2021 Flawless, as well as multiple years of National Treasures, Contenders Optic, Immaculate, Select, and Panini One. These sealed cases represent some of the most sought-after items in the modern football card collecting world.
The auction also features an impressive array of vintage and modern cards. Notably, all four lower to mid-grade copies of the Babe Ruth cards from the iconic 1933 Goudey set are available, along with one of the highest SGC graded 1922 E121 American Caramel Ruth cards. Fans of vintage baseball memorabilia will be drawn to the 1933 and 1934 Lou Gehrig cards, adding to the auction’s appeal.
Basketball memorabilia is also well-represented, with five Michael Jordan rookie cards and two Jordan rookie stickers among the lots. These items are particularly significant, considering Jordan’s enduring legacy in the sport.
Additionally, collectors will find an SGC 10 1986-87 Fleer Isiah Thomas rookie card, 1926 W512 cards of Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb, and partial sets of 1933, 1934 Goudey, 1934-36 Batter Up, and 1934-36 Diamond Stars. Single Diamond Stars cards featuring legends like Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, and Hank Greenberg are also featured, showcasing the depth and variety of the collection.
The auction’s memorabilia section is equally impressive. It includes single signed baseballs from historic figures such as Pie Traynor, Frankie Frisch, Willie Mays, and Thurman Munson (on a Little League ball). A rare 1917 World Series Game 2 ticket is another highlight, offering a tangible piece of baseball history.
Wheatland Auctions is known for its comprehensive offerings of complete and partial vintage sets and graded cards from the post-War era. This event continues that tradition, providing collectors with an opportunity to acquire pieces from a crucial period in sports history.
The auction runs through Sunday, February 18, offering enthusiasts and collectors a chance to own a piece of sports history. Whether interested in modern high-end football products, vintage baseball cards, or rare memorabilia, this auction presents a unique opportunity to explore and acquire a wide range of sports collectibles.