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07-11-2008, 06:49 PM
Posted By: <b>bruce Dorskind</b><p>It's All-Star Weekend in The Big Apple<br /><br />A wonderful element of the ticket package were tickets<br />to the DHL Fan Fest<br /><br />This morning we had the opportunity to spend a few hours<br />viewing the exhibits.<br /><br />The Hall of Fame exhibit is truly impressive. Nearly every World<br />Series program and most All Star programs are on display<br /><br />There are more than 40 HOF uniforms on display. Unfortunately<br />no cards.<br /><br />There is an interesting Negro League section albeit the uniforms<br />are not original but a number of the photographs are special<br /><br />For us the highlight of our morning was visiting the Hunt Auction<br />display. While most of the publicity surrounding the auction<br />centers on the Whitey Ford and Thurman Munson collection,<br />there were some stunning items. several of which may have gone<br />unnoticed to all but the diligent catalog reader.<br /><br />Our favorite was the K Bat of Harry Wright with an ad on the back.<br />It is graded SGC 40 but appears much sharper than that. Little doubt<br />that the card will bring a multiple of what Harry Wright earned as a manager<br />during his entire career.<br /><br />Note: We could not locate the KBat in the catalog albeit it is on display.<br />Could be lot for the Hunt's Louisville Slugger auction.<br /><br />There is also a unique collection of high grade Rose Post Cards- albeit<br />all minor league players from the Scranton team. Several soon to be major<br />leaguers appear in the set. Many of the examples are SGC 60- an extraordinary<br />grade for Rose post card.<br /><br />A final favorite is a rare ticket stub to the first game at Yankee Stadium. We would<br />be surprised if it does not bring double David Hunt's estimate.<br /><br />The DHL Fan Fest runs through Tuesday. Security is tight and many of the lines are<br />long...but well worth the $30 if you have the time and do not live too far from NYC<br /><br />Bruce Dorskind<br />America's Toughest Want List<br />

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07-11-2008, 07:22 PM
Posted By: <b>Marty Kohler</b><p>Nice report Bruce. Thanks for sharing your experience.....<br><br>GO YARD

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07-11-2008, 07:35 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p><br />There was the post about Moonlight Graham being on the Scranton team in the W601 (?) picture.<br /><br />I don't know the years of the Rose postcards, but does anyone know whether he was on the Scranton team in the Rose pc's?<br /><br />Max<br /><br /><br />[edited to add: Doh. I didn't read carefully enough and realize this was tied in to the Hunt's auction. I could have simply looked at the auction listing]

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07-11-2008, 07:47 PM
Posted By: <b>bruce Dorskind</b><p>Rare estate collection of (10) 1908-09 PC760 Rose Company baseball postcards. Recently discovered grouping of these tough early postcards to include: Moran, Houser, Beckendorf, Halligan, Bills, Zeimer, Groh, Steele, Coleman, and Kittredge. All players are from the Scranton BBC team and are postally unused on the reverse. The cards have all been graded by SGC as follows: SGC 60 EX (3 cards), SGC 40 VG/EX (3 cards), SGC 40 VG (2 cards), and SGC 30 GD (2 cards). Rare intact group offering of these tough early baseball postcards. ($2,000.00-$3,000.00)<br /><br /><br />Bruce Dorskind<br />America's Toughest Want List

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07-11-2008, 07:52 PM
Posted By: <b>Tom Boblitt</b><p>with the Rose lot, estimates are not too valid to begin with, huh? That lot will go for 7-10K at least I'd bet. Look for DHL to ditch their sponsorship of MLB in next year or so.

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07-11-2008, 08:09 PM
Posted By: <b>George H. Counter</b><p>Bruce, are you (or any members of your group) the consignors of the lots you mentioned?

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07-11-2008, 08:12 PM
Posted By: <b>Matt</b><p>Hunt's estimates are all over the board; look at the ridiculous estimate on the lot of Authentic N162s.<br /><br />I hope they do different then what they do on their other auctions and don't set the reserve close to the low estimate, otherwise that lot won't sell.<br />

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07-11-2008, 09:39 PM
Posted By: <b>bruce Dorskind</b><p><br />We have not consigned any items to this Hunt Auction.<br /><br />In the past two years, we have consigned a total of one item<br />to a major auction house (mastro). That card was a PSA 9 <br />1940 Playball of a non- HOF. Two years ago we also sold a few common<br />duplicate PSA 8 1953 Bowman B&W as a consigner on EBAY.<br /><br />We appreciate the inquiry.<br /><br />Bruce Dorskind<br />America's Toughest Want List