Yankees baseball cards, including The Babe, Lou Gehrig on Heritage Auctions Next Week

Cards autographed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are among the many New York baseball themed items in the Heritage Sports May 11-13 Sports Catalog Auction. In all there is a huge selection of baseball pieces, including 73 high-grade 1952 Topps baseball cards pedigreed from The Lionel Carter Collection, a Walter Johnson signed card and a “King” Kelly 1888 Goodwin “Champion” card.

Carter’s 1952 Topps collection alone consisted of what was likely the most extensive single assortment of Mint and Gem Mint cards from that historic set. Sharp corners, white borders, bright colors, shiny surfaces — every one of his cards looked like it came from a 5-cent wax pack just this morning. Most of the 73 cards offered here are the highest-graded examples.

“I expect the 1952 Topps cards from The Carter Collection are going to rewrite the record books for commons cards from the 1952 Topps set,” says Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Auctions at Heritage.

See the full collection here.