Sunday, April 22, 2012

Big Cards This Week At Cleve's Including A '33 Ruth

I usually go by Cleve's Friday or Saturday each week to pick up cards that I won from the previous auction,  and to see what is on the docket for the upcoming week.  This Tuesday is going to have some pretty primo stuff and I thought I would give you a taste of some of the stuff that comes through these auctions:

This is a view of one of the 4 display cases that are filled with auction items.  This week there are several high end cards from Triple Threads and Topps Sterling as you will notice on the top shelf.  The middle shelf is where it gets interesting.  See if you recognize the heads that are popping up below the Sterling Relic cards in the bottom left corner.    One is a very nice 1958 Mickey Mantle:

 Cleve has quite a few Mantles come through, and one of these days I'm going to nut up and get one.  This one is a beaut and will go for way more than I can afford.  But it won't go for more than this beast:

Yep, that's a 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth, and it is in unreal condition.  The seller has a min bid of $1,500, so it  may not sell, but it's amazing to see one of these in person.  Still, after looking at these on eBay, $1,500 for a card in this condition is a pretty good buy if one could afford it. 

There are a ton of great vintage cards this week (and every week really) including this 1956 Sandy Koufax.

Back to the cards little leaguers like I can afford:

 I put in a decent bid on this Tony Gwynn Sterling relic/auto.  I'm hoping the big spenders blow their budgets on the other stuff and this falls to me.

Here were a couple of other cards I am targeting.  The Pence card is 1/3 and the patch is utterly ridiculous.

As you can see from the top picture, there are tons of other gems this week.  Again, I will be competing via write-in bids, so I don't have much control over how things go.


The Lost Collector said...

Damn, Doon. Sweet cards. The Ruth is unreal. It should be in Cooperstown or The Met or something.

Spiegel83 said...

Napkin, please go after the Babe Ruth. You would become a blogger legend for owning that.

Play at the Plate said...

Nap, if you go for the Ruth, you can sleep on my couch after the wife kicks you out of the house!

Kyle4KC said...

Peer pressure! I double dog dare you to bid on the Ruth!

Seriously, would you consider being a proxy for us not blessed to have access to Cleves?

Napkin Doon said...

Yes Spiegel, I would be a legend. A homeless legend, but a legend all the same. PATP be careful what you offer.