Reggie All-Star 1971 Jersey, Headline SCP Sale Basketball Rookie Key Cards
The jersey Reggie Jackson wore when he hit one of baseball’s most famous home runs 50 years ago this summer is one of the featured items at SCP Auctions’ Summer Premier, which opened on Wednesday. The Oakland A vest-style jersey features Jackson’s autograph on the front and is expected to sell for $ 250,000 or more when auctions close next month.
The jersey was on Jackson’s back when the young slugger hit a Dock Ellis pitch on a transformer atop Tiger Stadium. It’s considered one of the longest homers ever to hit over 500 feet, but the actual distance has been difficult to estimate since the ball returned from the roof and onto the playing field.
The jersey was photo-tagged and received an A10 rating from MEARS.
Other memorabilia from the auction included a 1984-85 rookie Michael Jordan Bulls jersey, a 1994 Michael Jordan Birmingham Barons alternate jersey from the George Koehler collection, a matching photo of player Stephen Curry 2012-13. by MeiGray at four games, and two bundles featuring important articles from Derek Jeter; one from 2008 with a Yankees / Steiner LOA the other from the last season of Jeter in 2009, rated MEARS A10 and photo-tabulated by RGU.
SCP hopes to capitalize on the continued boom in the card market with a group of more than 150 collectible cards and complete sets. Key items include a 1980 Topps Magic Johnson / Larry Bird PSA 10 rookie card coming out of the catalog and could fetch $ 500,000 and a 1948 Bowman rookie George Mikan rated PSA 8.
SCP also offers the twelfth best 1955 Topps Baseball set on the PSA registry with an 8.0 GPA expected to make $ 125,000 or more, an SGC Mint 9 1963 Topps Mickey Mantle, a full 1986 Fleer Basketball set including all PSA rated decals Mint 9, two BGS Gem Mint 9.5 1986 Fleer # 57 Jordan rookies and a white border 1909-11 T206 Eddie Plank rated VG 3 by SGC.
Several rare original photographs have been given to SCP for sale. The bundles shown may include the first image of Koufax Type 1 of his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954, a rare 1919 World Series Type 1 by Shoeless Joe Jackson, a 1928 Ruth and Gehrig Type 1 with the Bremen Flight Crew in Yankee Stadium and a pair of the early Michael Jordan Type 1s from 1984 and 1986 respectively. Jackie Robinson makes an appearance in the rare photo department, occupying four of the category’s lots including a 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers Type 1 very early with his teammates in the infield.
Collectors of championship jewelry will find Jake Stahl’s 1903 Boston Americans (Red Sox) World Championship watch, which is expected to fetch over $ 50,000. Another Red Sox keepsake available at auction is Harry Hooper’s 1916 World Championship gold pocket watch.
Oscar Robertson’s 1979-1980 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ring, one of the first ever produced, is expected to fetch $ 35,000 or more. The 2016/17 and 2017/18 Golden State Warriors Championship rings are also included in the sale.
Other auction highlights include:
- 1986 Topps # 161 Jerry Rice Rookie – PSA GEM MINT 10 – $ 80,000 +
- 1981 Topps # 216 Joe Montana Rookie – PSA GEM MINT 10 – $ 60,000 +
- 1969 Topps # 260 Reggie Jackson Rookie – PSA MINT 9 – $ 50,000 +
- 1972 Muhammad Ali versus. George Chuvalo II Fight Carried, Trunks Signed and Inscribed $ 50,000
- 3/12/1985 Celtics versus. Official Hawks Score Sheet autographed by Larry Bird – His only 60-point game tied for the most game-winning game in Celtics history – Beckett LOA – $ 35,000 +
- Early 1930s Babe Ruth Single Signed “Home Run Special” Baseball – JSA & Beckett LOA – $ 30,000 +
The auctions run until July 9 at SCPAuctions.com.