The Beckett Blog

Freedom Collection highlights Heritage sale by Chris Olds


The impressive haul of rare and high-grade key vintage baseball cards — The Freedom Collection — in the latest Heritage Auctions sale ended on Thursday with a 1909-11 T206 Eddie Plank PSA 6 leading the way at $155,350.

Three notable cards from the collection did not sell — a PSA 8 Ty Cobb 1911 D304 Brunners card estimated at $200,000 — along with a – 1910 T210 Old Mill Series 8 Joe Jackson PSA 2 and a 1910 T210 Old Mill Casey Stengel PSA 6. Those cards are available for purchase now on Heritage’s site, the Cobb with an asking price of $239,000.

The remainder of the collection sold with many of the cards reaching into five-figures.

See a rundown after the jump. See additional images from the auction here.

Continue reading

Heritage set to auction million-dollar vintage collection by Chris Olds


An impressive collection of rare and high-grade key vintage baseball cards is set to hit the auction block through Heritage Auctions in September, led by a PSA 8 Ty Cobb 1911 D304 Brunners card estimated at $200,000.

The Freedom Collection as a whole is estimated to fetch more than $1.2 million for just 40 cards of Hall of Fame players and will be sold during the Dallas-based company’s Signature Sports Auction that launches on Sept. 10 and ends on Oct. 1. The seller has wished to remain anonymous.

“It absolutely ranks among the finest private collections of high-end cards in the world,” said Heritage’s Chris Ivy in a release. “Only the most iconic names in baseball history are represented, and each of the 40 cards rate among the highest graded available … It’s rare to have a single six-figure card in an entire auction, and there are several examples in this small but special collection.”

It includes “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays among the highlights. See a sampling of the cards after the jump.

Continue reading