RECENT AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS FROM BANTY RED TOBACCO & ALE, CO.
*These are some of our personal favorites over the past year or so and the final hammer price at public auction. While not necessarily the most expensive offerings--they turned out gorgeous. We can never fully express our gratitude to each and every collector. The interest from collectors keeps Phil enthused and creating into the wee hours of every morning. A sincerest "Thank You" to all!*
1952 Series #223 MICKEY MANTLE
Card is highlighted with Mick's "Rookie Era" facsimile autograph and soft pastel-type colors lightly brushed over a black and white image from the spring of 1952. A spectacular offering.
SOLD FOR 305.00, December 2017
1952 Series #255
This high-number won't list again for quite awhile. One of our favorite cards ever offered. An action shot of a baby Don's whip-like arm in old Ebbets Field. Gently hand colored and filtered, then lightly 'dodged' to highlight his features, this is a true wonder card.
SOLD FOR 236.03 USD, December 2017
PEE WEE REESE
"Lost In The Fifties" is a fun set of cards that includes 1953 & 1954 Topps-inspired baseball stylings with players that--for one reason or another--did not appear in the set that year. This Pee Wee was a blast to make and turned out gorgeous.
SOLD FOR 211.40 USD, December 2017
1951 Series #86
Popular Phils infielder and '51 Series low population with beautiful Shibe Park backdrop. One of 2017's prettiest cards.
SOLD FOR 125.35 USD, December 2017
1952 Series #275
I just love my Campanella cards. This image was from the summer of '51. Great care was taken to match Roy's soft skin tone and dark eyebrows.
SOLD FOR 200.50 USD, December 2017
#1 of 5
Individually hand-numbered to 5 prints each, the Grimes is a real stunner. Fantastic clarity, the card is triple filtered. It derives it's name from the Durham Tobacco Company contest of hitting a bull on the field.
SOLD FOR 112.04 USD, December 2017
1952 Series #236
Underrated Superstar could do it all. Meticulous colorization with special attention to Minoso's skin-tone. One of my favorite players of all time.
SOLD FOR 111.50 USD, December 2017
1952 Series #241
Stunning portrait of the Phillies centerfielder. Beautifully hand-colored.
SOLD FOR 142.50 USD, December 2107
Just look at those uniforms! The popular Hooper, shown here with the Sox of a different color.
SOLD FOR 102.35 USD, October 2017