Memory Lane’s Premier Auction is currently underway, captivating sports card enthusiasts with its exclusive collection of rare and highly coveted vintage cards. With only 120 cards on offer, this meticulously curated event is sure to attract collectors looking for unique and historically significant pieces.
One of the standout cards in the auction is the 1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson rookie card. Graded PSA 8 and one of only two in NM/MT condition, this card has already reached a six-figure bid. Another prized card is the scarce T206 Ty Cobb Portrait (Green) card, with only three copies graded PSA 7 in existence. Also on offer is a PSA 6 Cobb ‘Bat Off Shoulder’ Old Mill back.
The pre-war era is well-represented in the auction, featuring exceptional cards like the PSA 7 graded T206 Cy Young and the highest graded PSA 9 T206 Nap Lajoie (Throwing) card. However, the true gem of the auction is the 1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle card, graded PSA 9. With only 13 cards graded at this level, this card is highly sought-after by collectors, with only two known to be higher graded.
But the legacy of Mickey Mantle doesn’t end there. The auction also includes six additional cards from the 1950s, each graded either 8 or 9. Notable mentions include prized versions from the 1953 Topps and Bowman series.
Roberto Clemente’s cards from 1956 to 1973 dominate the auction, with numerous Mint 9 graded cards outnumbering those of other players. Willie Mays also makes his mark with exceptional pieces, such as a rare 1962 Topps card graded PSA 9 and a 1970 Topps card, one of only two graded PSA 10.
Jackie Robinson fans will be delighted to find four of his cards in the auction. Highlights include PSA graded versions of his 1949 Bowman and 1952 Topps issues. The auction also features PSA 10 rookie cards of baseball greats George Brett and Rickey Henderson.
Football enthusiasts won’t be disappointed either, as the auction offers high-grade rookie cards of Frank Gifford, Johnny Unitas, and Joe Namath. Basketball collectors, on the other hand, will be treated 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 own a piece of sports history. With the auction culminating on February 4th, interested buyers can find more details on Memory Lane’s website. Don’t miss out on the chance to add these rare and highly sought-after vintage cards to your collection.