Posts Tagged ‘auction news’

1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinets Find Featured In Hunt Auctions

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Joe Jackson 1911 T5 Pinkerton CabinetThe 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinets are one of those sets that seem to elude many collectors.  The cards are tough, very tough in fact.  Recently, a private collector with 49 of these tobacco branded cabinets decided to part with his treasures.  Included in the massive lot of items are examples of the infamous Shoeless Joe Jackson (pictured) as well as Hall of Famers like Christy Mathewson, Cy Young, Napoleon “Nap” Lajoie, and Eddie Plank.  Luckily, every collector has the chance to acquire one of these hobby gems as the group has been put up for sale by Hunt Auctions in their current auction.

Produced in 1911 and designated as the T5 set in the American Card Catalog, these sepia toned photographs were mounted on cardboard stock that measures roughly 4-¾” by 7-¾”.  While the mounts are often grey, the cards also appear against a tan background.  For that matter, you can find non-mounted examples with some frequency.  In those instances, it is possible to find the cards with postcard or scorecard backings.

The cards themselves feature various baseball stars in the midst of playing their favorite game (or at least the one they were most likely best at).  At the bottom of each image, you will find the player name along with the designated card number, their position, and their team at the time of issue.  More on the find and the cards themselves after the jump!


Legendary Auctions February Sale Goes Live February 10th, Bidding Begins on the 15th

Monday, February 8th, 2010

legendary-auctions-logo Legendary Auction’s’ first event of 2010 is about to go live.  On Wednesday, February 10th, visitors to the Legendary website will be able to preview all available listings for the company’s upcoming auction.  Then, on February 15th, registered bidders will have at it.  The auction’s sports lots end on March 2nd and 3rd (photography lots end on the 4th).

SCP Auctions January Auction Winds Down

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

1935-joe-dimaggio-zeenut In just under 24-hours, SCP Auctions latest endeavor will wind down.  The near 30-year old auction house has made it a point of offering top notch items; their latest sampling is no different.  One of the more interesting items is a 1935 Zeenut of Joe DiMaggio.  This pre-rookie card of Joltin’ Joe is particularly noteworthy for three reasons.  First, it was autographed by the Yankee Clipper himself.  Second, the card derives from the Barry Halper collection.  Halper, whose collection first hit the public hands in 1998, was the owner of many of the hobbies most important cards.  Finally, the Zeenut remains wholly intact as it still has the promotional coupon at the bottom of the card.   Many of the early 20th century cards had their coupons redeemed for “valuable premiums” back in the day.

You can still get your bids in if you head over to the SCP Auction site before Thursday evening.

eBay Offers Free Listings, Eliminates Store Inventory Format, And Changes Fee Structure

Friday, January 29th, 2010

ebay-logo In news that is sure to stir up coffee talk, eBay made more than a few major announcements with regards to its website auction listings.  In addition to some noteworthy supplemental changes, on March 30th, 2010, eBay will will eliminate their Store Inventory format and will introduce a new price structure.  For store owners with current listings, those items will be automatically converted to the standard Fixed-Price format.

Amongst some of the more intriguing changes, there will be a new option that gives sellers up to one hundred sub-$1 listings a month.  If items don’t sell, you don’t pay a thing.  Continuing along that path, there will be a flat 9% final value fee on all items (capped at $50).

Changes to the Store Inventory are particularly important to baseball card collectors and dealers, as a number of them rely on store listings to conduct transactions.  For high-volume dealers, listing fees will drop significantly; for those who sell less frequently, they will see insertion fees go up.

One of the more impactful ramifications of this decision is that the store listings will now be available in the main search results area.  In previous iterations, store listings were grouped together in a section outside of the core search results.

For a breakdown of the changes, keep on reading!