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Huggins & Scott Fall Auction Kicks off with Ramly Walter Johnson and Multiple Unique Collections

Silver Spring, MD - November 24, 2023 - Huggins & Scott’s Fall Catalog Auction kicked off today with more than 1,400 lots of vintage sport and non-sport items. The auction is headlined by a 1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson PSA EX 5, which is considered by many hobby enthusiasts to be the true rookie card of “Big Train.” The event will run through Thursday, December 7 with initial bids closing at 9 PM ET.


The event features several notable collections ranging from fresh-to-the-hobby rare autographs and photos to desirable mid-century comics.


The Timely Comics Collection

The superhero craze boomed throughout the WWII era, and Timely was at the forefront with iconic heroes Captain America, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner, and Angel. Also on hand were sidekicks Bucky and Toro, who enjoyed starring roles in the Young Allies title. The auction includes dozens of comics from 1940-1955. Many issues star the big three characters Human Torch, Sub-Mariner, or Captain America in their own titles and others, such as Marvel Mystery Comics. Comics from this era are greatly prized in today's market, especially those published during the war years, as they are exceptionally tough to find.


The Arthur "Dutch" Bergman Collection

A halfback for Notre Dame from 1915-1916, and 1919 playing under legendary coach Knute Rockne and alongside George Gipp, Bergman went on to a lengthy career as a college football coach. Bergman also spent one year in the NFL, leading the Washington Redskins to the 1943 NFL Championship Game. Held by the Bergman family for more than one hundred years, more than a dozen relics make their way to the market for the first time. Numerous items border on sacred, including three Notre Dame team photos and a fantastic individual photo signed by Bergman’s teammate George Gipp (win one for “The Gipper”).


The Gainesville Autograph Collection

The first installment of a remarkable autograph accumulation is offered in this auction, with more offerings slated for 2024. Highlighted by signed cards, including a near-complete 1957 Topps set as well as key rookies of Hank Aaron and Jim Brown, the collection was assembled over a period of many years with figures from all areas of sport and non sport. Tens of thousands of cut signatures, index cards, and other mediums are present spanning nearly a century of famous figures.


Additional highlights in Huggins & Scott’s Fall Auction include:

  • Lot 1 - 1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson PSA EX 5

  • Lot 2 - 1928 Tharp's Ice Cream #6 Babe Ruth (Throwing) PSA GOOD 2

  • Lot 4 - 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth BVG G-VG 2.5

  • Lot 5 - 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie High Number PSA VG-EX 4 (mc)

  • Lot 6 - 1961-1962 Fleer Basketball #43 Jerry West Rookie PSA NM-MT 8

  • Lot 8 - 1980-1981 Topps Basketball Unopened Wax Box BBCE Wrapped

  • Lot 12 - 1888 N173 Old Judge Cabinet #149-11 Buck Ewing with Mascot SGC VG-EX 4 - Highest Graded & None Better!

  • Lot 377 - 2021 Topps Transcendent Baseball Walter Johnson Cut Signature #1/1 Box Topper

  • Lot 385 - Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Dual-Signed Baseball - Full JSA LOA

  • Lot 970 - 1938 R69 Gum Inc. Horrors Of War Complete Set (288) with (5) SGC Graded High Number Key Cards

“We’re excited to bring such a wide variety to our bidders during our final event of the year,” said Ron Oser, Vice President & Director of Consignments at Huggins & Scott. “The great thing about this event is that we not only have a lot of premium vintage sports items, but some incredible non-sport items as well, so there’s really something for everyone.”


Huggins & Scott’s 2024 schedule will kick off with its February Auction followed by its Summer Masterpiece Auction that coincides with the National. If you’re interested in receiving a catalog or consigning items to future events, visit https://hugginsandscott.com/contact.



About Huggins & Scott

Founded by Bill Huggins in 2002, the company has conducted more than 100 catalog auctions specializing in vintage sports and non-sports memorabilia. The Maryland-based auction house was acquired by Robert Edward Auctions (REA) in July 2023 and operates independently as a wholly owned subsidiary of REA. For more information, visit hugginsandscott.com and follow Huggins & Scott on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. To learn more about the consignment process and register to bid, visit https://hugginsandscott.com/contact.


About Robert Edward Auctions

Robert Edward Auctions (REA) is one of the leading auction houses in the US specializing in sports and non-sports cards and memorabilia. For more than 30 years, REA has established a reputation as the industry benchmark through its unparalleled and unwavering commitment to integrity, knowledge and transparency. The Company has brokered some of the most lucrative sales and handled some of the most coveted pieces of sports memorabilia in the hobby’s history, including the record-setting sale of the extremely desirable T206 Honus Wagner card for $6.6 million in August 2021. For more information, visit robertedwardauctions.com and follow REA on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. You can also contact us and request our auction catalog by emailing info@robertedwardauctions.com.


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