BURR RIDGE, Ill. – Mastro Auctions, the world’s leading sports and Americana auction house, has begun another year of providing auction events with a massive February sale, currently accepting bids online.
The more than 1,300 lots in the February Classic Collector auction all opened with a minimum bid of $100. Conducted entirely over the Internet, bidding concludes on Feb. 28.
Highlights include a Babe Ruth single signed ball, with an autograph that decorates the sweet spot in superbly distinctive writing.
The black ink signature of Yankee Stadium legend Babe Ruth is amazing, in sizable characters and has been authenticated as specifically fitting Ruth’s penning projects.
A Roberto Clemente signed ball is also a feature of the sale, with a splendid “7-8” black ink signature nicely situated on a side panel of the ball. Clemente “singles” of this quality are quite desirable and rarely offered.
There will also be a 1935 New York Yankees team signed ball (24 signatures) including Ruth and Gehrig. The autographs placed on this baseball distill to the Yankees of about 1935.
A 1961 New York Yankees World Champions team signed ball (26 signatures), including Mantle and Maris, is also up for bid. Paramount in the Yankee collector’s shopping list is a team signed ball from this renowned 1961 New York club.
A 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle, the attractive and sought-after collectible, presenting the prized image of “The Mick” with admirable clarity, is also being offered.
The sale features hundreds of other rare and desirable baseball and football memorabilia, too extensive to mention in detail.
Bidding begins on Feb. 11 and ends Feb. 28. To register for Mastro Auctions’ February Classic Collector auction or to get more information, go to www.mastroauctions.com.