Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SCP Auctions – Steve Brener/Mike Senyo 818-462-5598/5616 SIGNIFICANT PRIVATE COLLECTIONS & ICONIC RARITIES UNVEILED IN SCP AUCTIONS BIGGEST INTERNET AUCTION EVER OVER 1400 LOTS, HIGHLIGHTED BY THE RON FUTRELL COLLECTION, T206 HONUS WAGNER, PSA REGISTRY SETS, AND IMPORTANT BABE RUTH MEMORABILIA Laguna Niguel, Ca. – On October 27th, 2010, SCP Auctions will open bidding for an unprecedented internet auction of important sports memorabilia and cards. Comprised of several important single-owner collections and a comprehensive array of additional memorabilia and cards, the 1,400-lot offering is the firm’s largest and most impressive internet sale to date. Featured collections include: The Ron Futrell Collection of Important Sports Card Sets and Singles, The Ron Futrell Collection of Vintage Sports Advertising, The Cy Jones Collection – Part II featuring significant Babe Ruth memorabilia, The Norman Oberto Collection of High-Ranking Sports and Non-Sports PSA Registry Sets, and a Significant Single Owner Collection of Roberto Clemente Memorabilia. Of the selection of material slated for the sale Dan Imler, Managing Director of SCP Auctions, stated, "In every SCP Auctions sale, we take pride in presenting top quality material that is fresh to the marketplace or largely uncirculated. A significant amount of material offered in this sale, whether part of a collection or an individually consigned item, comes from either its original owner or a very small chain of ownership. As such, collectors will be seeing many of the finest pieces in the sale for the first time." David Kohler, President of SCP Auctions, remarked, "This auction offers the greatest depth and highest caliber of material throughout every collecting category that SCP Auctions has ever featured in an Internet sale. In addition to the significant single-owner collections, every turn of a page in the catalogue reveals another significant offering. From a newly discovered 1953 Mantle jersey to a T206 Wagner the selection of quality material is unparalleled." The Ron Futrell Collection Ron Futrell was a man driven to succeed in all facets of life, including building a world-class collection of sports cards and memorabilia. As a boy, Ron’s hobby of collecting baseball cards started in a shoebox. His success later in life as the founder of Industrial Threaded Products, a leader in the fastner industry, allowed him to indulge his lifelong passion for collecting to the fullest. Two of the specific categories that captivated Ron and became cornerstones of his collection were elite sports advertising pieces and 1952 Topps cards (the landmark issue that debuted the year he was born). In addition to building a near complete 1952 Topps Graded Master Set in NM-MT or better condition, Ron assembled a mostly PSA 8 NM-MT 1933 Sport Kings complete set and acquired an incredible selection of prominent pre-war and post-war single cards and sets in astonishingly high-grade. Card Highlights from the Ron Futrell Collection include: 1952 TOPPS MASTER SET GRADED NM-MT OR BETTER - OFFERED AS SINGLES 1933 SPORT KINGS SET GRADED NM-MT OR BETTER - OFFERED AS SINGLES 1919 T213 COUPON CIGARETTE TYPE 3 TY COBB (RED PORTRAIT) MINT PSA 9 (1/1) 1932 US CARAMEL #14 TY COBB NM-MT PSA 8 LOU GEHRIG AUTOGRAPHED 1934 GOUDEY #61 CARD 1939 PLAY BALL #26 JOE DIMAGGIO MINT PSA 9 1951 BOWMAN #1 WHITEY FORD ROOKIE NM-MT PSA 8 1951 BOWMAN #305 WILLIE MAYS ROOKIE NM-MT PSA 8 1952 BOWMAN #101 MICKEY MANTLE MINT PSA 9 1956 TOPPS BASEBALL NEAR COMPLETE SET GRADED ENTIRELY NM-MT PSA 8 (#20 ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 8.00 GPA) 1958 TOPPS #1 TED WILLIAMS MINT PSA 9 1958 TOPPS #150 MICKEY MANTLE MINT PSA 9 RARE 1960 POST GRAPE NUT FLAKES “SPORTS STAR” FULL BOX COMPLETE SET OF 9 1961 MORRELL MEATS SANDY KOUFAX MINT PSA 9 (1/1) 1963 TOPPS BASEBALL COMPLETE SET OF 576 GRADED ENTIRELY NM- MT PSA 8 (#14 ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 8.01 GPA) Sports Advertising Highlights from the Ron Futrell Collection include: C.1910 REACH TIN LITHO BASEBALL ADVERTISING DISPLAY SIGN EXTREMELY RARE 1928 HARRY HEILMANN LUCKY STRIKE CIGARETTES LARGE ADVERTISING BANNER SET OF (5) LUCKY STRIKE TROLLEY CARD ADVERTISING SIGNS INCLUDING LAZZERI, GROVE, HEILMANN AND THE WANER BROTHERS RARE 1950'S WILLIE MAYS CHESTERFIELD CIGARETTES ADVERTISING SIGN The Cy Jones Collection – Part II Another featured collection in SCP Auctions October 27th-November 13th Internet Auction will be a second offering of items from the Cy Jones Collection. The late Mr. Jones possessed a voracious passion for collecting memorabilia in an era long before the blossoming of the popular hobby we know today. An avid sports fan and connoisseur of history and popular culture and as an employee of the famed New York Concessions conglomerate, Harry M. Stevens, Co., Cy Jones established and maintained relationships with many famous athletes beginning in the 1930’s and continuing through the 1980’s. Those he counted amongst his personal friends were the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Sid Luckman, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Bob Feller, Fran Tarkenton, Bjorn Borg, George Halas and Jack Dempsey just to name a few. Throughout his life Cy accumulated objects directly from many of the most prolific athletes of his day. The quality and diversity of the items offered from this collection is a testament to Cy’s extraordinary passion for life and his pioneering efforts as one of the significant collectors of sports memorabilia of the 20th century. Highlights from the Cy Jones Collection – Part II include: BABE RUTH'S PERSONAL CIGAR HUMIDOR WITH LETTER FROM CLAIRE RUTH AND BABE RUTH INSCRIBED OVERSIZED PHOTO (OF RUTH W/ CIGAR) BABE RUTH AUTOGRAPHED OVERSIZED PHOTO OF BABE RUTH AND LOU GEHRIG BABE RUTH SIGNED 11" BY 14" PHOTOGRAPH 1938 NEW YORK YANKEES TEAM SIGNED LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH IMPRESSIVE 1944 TY COBB AUTOGRAPHED LOUISVILLE SLUGGER SIGNATURE MODEL BAT (PSA/DNA GEM MINT 10 AUTO.) 1980 BJORN BORG WIMBLEDON FINALS (VS. MCENROE) MATCH USED RACQUET WITH BORG PROVENANCE INCLUDING A HANDWRITTEN NOTE AND SIGNED PHOTO (USING RAQUET) The Norman Oberto Collection of Sports and Non-Sports PSA Registry Sets SCP Auctions will feature its finest selection of PSA Registry Sets to date, thanks in large part to a significant group of thirteen complete PSA graded sets from the Norman Oberto Collection, six of which rank as the #1 All-Time Finest. Norman’s passion for building extremely high grade sports and non-sports sets is immediately evident by the incredible quality, and high PSA Set Registry rankings he has attained throughout his collection. Most vintage PSA Registry set builders will instantly appreciate the dedication and resources required to complete sets of this caliber. Norman’s high condition standards notwithstanding, his primary motivation as a true collector has been his appreciation for the unique aesthetic and intrinsic characteristics that each of these sets has to offer. Highlights from the Norman Oberto Collection include: 1951 TOPPS RED BACKS COMPLETE PSA GRADED MASTER SET (#5 ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 8.93 GPA) 1951 TOPPS BLUE BACKS COMPLETE PSA GRADED SET (#4 ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 8.87 GPA) 1952 BOWMAN U.S. PRESIDENTS COMPLETE PSA GRADED SET (#2 ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 7.57 GPA) 1956 GUM ADVENTURE COMPLETE PSA GRADED SET (#1 ALL-TIME FINEST SET ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 8.81 GPA) 1956 TOPPS U.S. PRESIDENTS COMPLETE PSA GRADED SET (#1 ALL-TIME FINEST SET ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 8.81 GPA) 1958 TOPPS ZORRO COMPLETE PSA GRADED SET (#1 ALL-TIME FINEST SET ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 8.26 GPA) 1959 FLEER TED WILLIAMS COMPLETE PSA GRADED SET (#9 ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 8.99 GPA) 1960 FLEER BASEBALL HALL OF FAME COMPLETE PSA GRADED MASTER SET (#1 ALL- TIME FINEST SET ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 9.17 GPA) 1960 GOLDEN PRESS U.S. PRESIDENTS COMPLETE PSA GRADED SET (#1 ALL-TIME FINEST SET ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 9.55 GPA) 1961 GOLDEN PRESS BASEBALL COMPLETE PSA GRADED SET (#4 ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 9.49 GPA) 1962 TOPPS CIVIL WAR NEWS COMPLETE PSA GRADED SET (#7 ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 8.82 GPA) 1963 FLEER BASEBALL COMPLETE PSA GRADED SET (#17 ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 8.30 GPA) 1972 TOPPS U.S. PRESIDENTS COMPLETE PSA GRADED SET (#1 ALL-TIME FINEST SET ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 9.14 GPA) PLUS MORE 1972 TOPPS U.S. PRESIDENTS NEAR COMPLETE SET OF PROOFS (41/43) More Significant Baseball Memorabilia A Hall of Fame worthy selection of baseball memorabilia includes game used equipment, autographs, photography, awards and other display pieces representing the greatest players, teams and events in the history of America’s National Pastime. Highlighting the category is a newly discovered 1953 Mickey Mantle Game Used Yankees Road Jersey. The jersey has been consigned by a gentleman who obtained it from a Major League scout in the 1950’s after trying out for a Yankees minor league affiliate. Other Baseball Memorabilia Highlights include: 1922-24 TY COBB H&B SIDEWRITTEN PROFESSIONAL MODEL GAME USED BAT (PSA/DNA GU10, MEARS A10) 1934 BABE RUTH PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT USED BY RUTH TO HIT CAREER HOMERUN #702 - AUTOGRAPHED BY THE 1934 YANKEES TEAM INCL. RUTH AND GEHRIG EXCEPTIONAL BABE RUTH SINGLE SIGNED BASEBALL 1948 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH "THE BABE BOWS OUT" BY NAT FEIN (PSA/DNA TYPE I) SIGNED BY FEIN CIRCA 1940'S BROOKLYN DODGERS CAP ATTRIBUTED TO JACKIE ROBINSON - WITH CUSTOM PROTECTIVE INSERTS SCARCE ED "DUKE" SNIDER 1950 AUTOGRAPHED H&B PROFESSIONAL MODEL GAME USED BAT (PSA/DNA GU8) 1956 STAN MUSIAL ST. LOUIS CARDINALS GAME WORN ROAD JERSEY (MEARS A10) 1958 STAN MUSIAL 2,999TH CAREER HIT GAME USED AND SIGNED BAT W/ LOA FROM MUSIAL (PSA/DNA GU9) 1960 WORLD SERIES MICKEY MANTLE AUTOGRAPHED ADIRONDACK GAME USED BAT (MEARS A10) 1966 EDDIE MATHEWS ATLANTA BRAVES GAME WORN ROAD JERSEY (MEARS A10) 1967 HANK AARON ATLANTA BRAVES GAME WORN ROAD JERSEY 1971 PETE ROSE CINCINNATI REDS AUTOGRAPHED GAME WORN ROAD JERSEY (MEARS A10) 1985 PETE ROSE AUTOGRAPHED MIZUNO "CORKED" GAME USED BAT WITH X-RAY EVIDENCE (PSA/DNA GU10) More Significant Sports Cards Featured throughout SCP Auctions October 27th-November 13th Internet Auction will be some of the most iconic sports cards from every era and every sport. None will be more recognizable than a beautiful example of the famed T206 Honus Wagner. This particular specimen of one of the most famous collectibles in the world has undergone professional restoration to appear in impressive VG-VG/EX condition. It has been encapsulated by PSA as “Authentic”. Other Sports Card Highlights include: 1888 N162 GOODWIN CHAMPIONS KING KELLY EX SGC 60 1909-11 LENOX T-206 TY COBB (BAT OFF SHOULDER, BROWN BACK) GOOD SGC 30 (1/1) 1909 T204 RAMLY WALTER JOHNSON GOOD PSA 2 1911-16 T216 MINO CIGARETTES HONUS WAGNER (THROWING, 2B) PR PSA 1 1912 COLGAN'S CHIPS TIN HONUS WAGNER NM-MT SGC 88 (1/2) 1914 WG4 POLO GROUNDS GAME COMPLETE IN ORIGINAL BOX 1915 CRACKER JACK #30 TY COBB MINT PSA 9(OC) 1915 CRACKER JACK #30 TY COBB NM-MT PSA 8 1915 CRACKER JACK #68 HONUS WAGNER NM/MT+ SGC 92 1916 M101-5 SPORTING NEWS #90 WALTER JOHNSON (BLANK BACK) NM-MT PSA 8 (1/1) 1933 GOUDEY #106 NAPOLEON LAJOIE NM PSA 7 1933 GOUDEY #144 BABE RUTH NM-MT PSA 8 1948-49 LEAF GUM CO. #3 BABE RUTH NM-MT SGC 88 1951 TOPPS RED BACKS FULL WAX BOX INCLUDING 120 UNOPENED PACKS 1959 TOPPS BASEBALL COMPLETE PSA GRADED SET OF 572 (#41 ON THE PSA SET REGISTRY - 7.32 GPA) 1968 TOPPS BASEBALL COMPLETE SET OF 598 GRADED ENTIRELY NM-MT PSA 8 1969 TOPPS BASEBALL COMPLETE SET OF 664 GRADED ENTIRELY NM-MT PSA 8 Additional Highlights 1960's CASSIUS CLAY SIGNED AND WORN TRAINING BAG GLOVES - EX-BUNDINI BROWN COLLECTION 1993 DALLAS COWBOYS SUPERBOWL XXVIII CHAMPIONSHIP RING 1996 NBA 50 GREATEST PLAYERS AUTOGRAPHED LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH 2004 DETROIT PISTONS NBA CHAMPIONSHIP RING IN ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX 2007 ANAHEIM MIGHTY DUCKS STANLEY CUP CHAMPION SOLID GOLD MEDALLION (1 OF 1) - ONE TROY POUND! Each of the 1,400-plus items will be featured in SCP Auctions full color catalog as well as on the SCP Auctions website at www.SCPAuctions.com. The auction will be open to registered bidders on Wednesday, October 27th with the conclusion of bidding on Saturday, November 13th. Call (800) 350-2273 or visit SCP Auctions online at www.SCPAuctions.com for more information on how to participate.
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