Mastro Auction Results

Mastro Auction Results

Joined: December 16th, 2007, 6:04 pm

December 19th, 2008, 2:51 pm #1

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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Joined: December 15th, 2007, 2:44 am

December 19th, 2008, 2:57 pm #2

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.
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Joined: November 9th, 2007, 11:01 pm

December 19th, 2008, 3:06 pm #3

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


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Joined: April 2nd, 2007, 3:30 am

December 19th, 2008, 3:24 pm #4

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 ?
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.
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Joined: December 16th, 2007, 6:04 pm

December 19th, 2008, 3:53 pm #5

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 ?
Robert - Thanks, I was looking at the total auction prices realized pages and noticed it didn't sell. Now it makes sense. thanks
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Joined: October 19th, 2004, 12:02 am

December 19th, 2008, 4:06 pm #6

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 ?
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.
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Joined: October 19th, 2007, 8:54 am

December 19th, 2008, 4:11 pm #7

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 ?
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.
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Joined: September 7th, 2005, 4:38 am

December 19th, 2008, 4:33 pm #8

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 ?
the two e107's were strong, especially the Waddell at $10,200!
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Joined: November 2nd, 2004, 12:32 am

December 19th, 2008, 5:15 pm #9

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 ?
The lots I followed had decent hammer prices - nothing incredible (with a few exceptions), but nothing shockingly low either.
JimB
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Joined: September 17th, 2001, 8:22 pm

December 19th, 2008, 6:51 pm #10

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 ?
a lot of nonsports and the nonsports were very strong.

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