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Mastro Auction Results

December 19 2008 at 9:51 AM
Mike  (Login insidethewrapper)

 
Just quickly looking over the winning bids including buyers premium. I was surprized that lot 692 Ruth Ball Auto graded 9 signature got no bids with a min. of $ 10000. LOA's from PSA/DNA and JSA. Why ?

Lot 703 T206 Cobb (Green) EX only $3,600. I think the consignor would have gotten a better deal selling himself on Ebay.

Any other opinions of which items sold at lower and higher than expected prices ?

 
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Doug
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Re: Mastro Auction Results

December 19 2008, 9:57 AM 

It's not prewar, but I'm surprised the PSA 4.5 1952 Topps Mantle "only" went for $10,000. The T205 Hoblitzell no stats at $3500 seemed a bit low as well.

 
 

Robert Klevens
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Re: Mastro Auction Results

December 19 2008, 10:06 AM 

Mike, lot 692 was a grade 8 Ruth ball: Closing Bid $32,500.00 (Reserve Not Yet Met)



 
 

rand
(Login GoudeyHunt)

what happened to the $10,000,000 auctions?

December 19 2008, 10:24 AM 

This is NO dig at Mastro. it wasnt to long ago when every major auction was $10M +, is it the economy or the lots? when i say the "lots" what i am specifically refering to are high dollar rare cards and the amount of them.

ps. a side note, i noticed the prices at Memory Lane, they actually seemed to be pretty fair and some very good buys. i am specifically refering to 1935 National Chicle Football cards that were Mint.

 
 
Mike
(Login insidethewrapper)

Re: Mastro Auction Results

December 19 2008, 10:53 AM 

Robert - Thanks, I was looking at the total auction prices realized pages and noticed it didn't sell. Now it makes sense. thanks

 
 
barrysloate
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Re: Mastro Auction Results

December 19 2008, 11:06 AM 

One of the most shockingly high prices was the A35 Goodwin Round Album that went for $39,000 with the juice. And it was missing the grommet. What was that all about? Nice ones are usually in the 12K-15K range.

Overall I thought prices were strong on the lots I was watching, but didn't scour the whole catalog.

 
 
Mark
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Re: Mastro Auction Results

December 19 2008, 11:11 AM 

Rand:

Mastro just recently started doing their Live Auctions IN ADDITION to these. I don't recall the total prices realized for their recently concluded Live auction, but a better indication would be to add that LIVE total to the $5 million realized from last night.

The breadth of material and quality of consignments from both combined are more comparable to their Catalogue Auctions of 3 - 4 years ago. Just my opinion...

What I did find startling were the huge number of "Conoisseur" Lots that went unsold. That portion of the Auction looks like a disaster. Either Mastro set their reserves way too high, or the economy for those pieces has completely tanked (or both). I wonder if they will even bother with the Conoisseur portion next time... I would think consignors will be scared away. Check out the percentage of unsold lots... especially with regard to the dozens of perfume bottles, attache cases, silk ties, etc.

 
 
Jeff Prizner
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Re: Mastro Auction Results

December 19 2008, 11:33 AM 

the two e107's were strong, especially the Waddell at $10,200!

 
 

JimB
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Re: Mastro Auction Results

December 19 2008, 12:15 PM 

The lots I followed had decent hammer prices - nothing incredible (with a few exceptions), but nothing shockingly low either.
JimB

 
 

Tom Boblitt
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I bid on a couple baseball and

December 19 2008, 1:51 PM 

a lot of nonsports and the nonsports were very strong.


 
 

dan mckee
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Re: Mastro Auction Results

December 19 2008, 6:13 PM 

I lost the J=K Lajoie that I also lost 2 years ago in another auction. Went for about $2300 2 years ago and now $6K with juice. My comic book I consigned I got killed on. Paid $1K and it realized $475. Dan.

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Jeff Lichtman
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Re: Mastro Auction Results

December 19 2008, 6:27 PM 

Dan, when you've got unique or nearly unique cards I can't imagine that the bad economy will have that much of an impact because there are always a couple of people with enough money to drive the bidding up; however, on items that are easily found - no matter the grade - I think you're seeing a real impact on values. For example, look at the T206 Green Cobb PSA 5 that sold for $3600.

 
 

Rob D.
(Login wolfie51sb)

Re: Mastro Auction Results

December 19 2008, 9:28 PM 

If the buyer of Lot 1350 -- 1916 "H" and "D" Rare and Obscure Brands Graded Collection (12 Different), is interested in selling the Burgess-Nash Co. #176 Turner, I'm interested.

And if the buyer of Lot 616 -- 1934 D382 "Tarzan - Thoro Bread" BVG-Graded Collection (10 Different), is interested in selling the Willie Kamm, my checkbook is out and pen is poised.

Thanks,

Rob

wolfie51sb at aol.com

 
 

dan mckee
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Re: Mastro Auction Results

December 19 2008, 9:36 PM 

I completely agree Jeff, very well put. Dan.

 
 
DJ
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Re: Mastro Auction Results

December 19 2008, 10:18 PM 

"...I was surprized that lot 692 Ruth Ball Auto graded 9 signature got no bids with a min. of $ 10000. LOA's from PSA/DNA and JSA. Why ?"

I think it's a combination of the economy and the fact that Babe Ruth single signed baseballs in high grade are kind of common now.

There's a rule that every catalog and auction company (and they are indeed growing in quantity) MUST have at least fifteen single signed baseballs now it seems.

I'm not commenting on this one, but could the Babe still be signing?

As far as comic books...bargains were indeed had there.

DJ

 
 
fessgreg
(Login fessgreg)

1933 WWG Babe Ruth psa 8 1 of 1

December 19 2008, 10:38 PM 

Hey Guys, I thought the above card went for a cheap price since it is a Ruth 8 and 1 of 1. What does everyone else think. With the juice it came out to 25k. signed fessgreg

 
 
KBR
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Re: Mastro Auction Results

December 19 2008, 11:24 PM 

Canadian Goudeys have never been that popular. While the card may be rare in high grade, so is the collector.

Personally, I thought that was a very stron price for the card. I would prefer to have an R319 1933 (American) Goudey #149 Ruth in EX-MT or NM.

 
 

Richard Simon
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Re: Mastro Auction Results

December 20 2008, 11:02 AM 

A quote from DJ: "I'm not commenting on this one, but could the Babe still be signing?".
Of course he could and is.
There is a famed auction house that has at least 10-15 Babe Ruth signed items every auction. Somebody is signing those items.
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Mike Peich
(Login mpeich)

Mastro Lot #1320

December 21 2008, 4:29 PM 

If the winner of lot #1320, T209 first series, would like to sell any dupes, please contact me. Congratulations on winning the lot.
Cheers,
Mike

 
 
john
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Re: Mastro Auction Results

December 21 2008, 5:28 PM 

Lot 692 Ruth single signed baseball is 100% authentic. The ball reached 39,000 after the BP which is a strong price. The 10,000 was the MB. Curious what the reserve was.

 
 
 
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