The Simon Bourque Collection
The story behind the most important PSA-graded pre-war hockey card collection
Classic Auctions is honored to be the auction house selected for the sale of what is considered to be the most important PSA graded pre-war hockey card collection IN THE WORLD.
This website was created in order to promote this historical card collection which is expected to establish new pricing guidelines over the entire hobby. This collection will certainly catch the attention of card collectors, general collectors, medias and even financial planners and other professionals.
WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE COLLECTION BE SOLD?
This amazing collection will be featured in 3 distinct auctions. Every auction will be hosted by the world’s largest hockey auction house; Classic Auctions.
The first auction is scheduled to be online early October 2013 and closing on November 5th 2013.
HOW CAN I REGISTER TO BID?
That’s pretty easy. All registered users on www.classicauctions.net will be able to bid on the collection [and even more great stuff!].
If you are not already registered, click here for our free and easy registration page.
WHY IS IT THE MOST IMPORTANT COLLECTION?
Composed almost entirely of #1 sets on the PSA registry (95% to be precise), this collection is incomparable and has never been seen before.
The collection was amassed over a period of 20 years and will never be equaled. Ever.
CAN YOU GIVE ME MORE DETAILS ON THE SETS AND CARDS TO BE AUCTIONED?
If you’re familiar with the PSA Set Registry, you probably already know how amazing the collection will be. Simgin,Simon Bourque’s alias on the registry and on Ebay, is currently the PSA Registry leader on almost every pre-war hockey card sets. For those of you who are not familiar with the registry, this means in other words that Mr. Bourque’s hockey card collection from 1910 to 1940 is currently composed of some of the highest quality cards on the market.
Mr. Bourque also received numerous awards from the most respected third-party authentication company (PSA) as a recognition for the tremendous level of quality that he was able to achieve.
Amassed over a period of 20 years by a passionate collector that traveled all across Canada, this collection is a one time opportunity for collectors. An opportunity to become the #1 pre-war hockey card collector overnight!
From the 1910-11 two Lacrosse sets, Sweet Caporal Postcard set and C56 set to the 1940-41 O-Pee-Chee V301-2 set, almost everything is there. (see below for the list of cards included in part 1 and auctioned this fall)
Approximately 95% of the card sets are #1 on the PSA Registry
There is more than 400 highest graded cards
And more than 600 cards are ”1 of 1”, meaning no other PSA graded cards exist in better or equal quality!
What else can we add?
The holy grail of hockey cards, the Bert Corbeau V-145-1, is there. A card so scarce that most collectors will see their set as complete even without the famous #25…
Watch the following video to learn the story behind the collection and learn more about the collector himself; Mr. Simon Bourque. A true gentleman and a pure collector. Watch it through to the end to hear Simon’s special thank you note to collectors…
Our fall 2013 auction, featuring the first part of this collection should be online early October and closing on November 5th. This is it. If you’re a card collector or even just a collector in general, don’t let this one slip through the cracks. We have to say, the collection is amazing and we might very well never see another one like it.
Fall auction will feature the following sets and memorabilia lots. The remaining of the collection will be auctioned in our Winter and Spring 2014 auctions.
1912-13 Imperial Tobacco C57 Complete 50-Card Set – Current Second Finest and All-Time Second Finest PSA Set!
1923-24 William Patterson V145-1 Set – Current Finest and All-Time Finest PSA Set!
1924-25 Champ’s Cigarettes C144 – Current Finest and All-Time Finest PSA Set!
1925 Dominion Chocolate Set – Current Finest and All-Time Finest PSA Set!
1932-33 O’Keefe’s Coasters Set – Current Finest and All-Time Finest PSA Set!
1933-34 Canadian Gum V252 Set – Current Finest and All-Time Finest PSA Set!
1935-36 O-Pee-Chee Series ‘’C’’ Set – Current Finest and All-Time Finest PSA Set!
1939-40 O-Pee-Chee Set – Current Finest and All-Time Finest PSA Set!
1963-64 Chex Set + Singles – Current Finest and All-Time Finest PSA Set!
1960-61 Toronto Maple Leafs York Peanut Butter Glass Collection of 10
1960-61 Montreal Canadiens York Peanut Butter Glass Collection of 11
1955-57 Montreal Canadiens Unused Dixon Pencil Collection of 20 Plus Original Sleeve
1955-57 Toronto Maple Leafs Unused Dixon Pencil Collection of 18 Plus Original Sleeve
1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35 and 1935-36 CCM Team Picture Sets and Near sets
1935-40 Canada Starch Crown Brand Complete 68-Photo Collection
1923-24 Crescent Selkirks Complete 13-Card Set with Chuck Gardiner – Current Finest and All-Time Finest PSA Set!
1924 Willard Chocolate V122 Complete 4-Card Set – Current Finest and All-Time Finest PSA Set!
1924-25 Holland Creameries Complete 9-Card Set – Current Finest and All-Time Finest PSA Set!
1949-50 World Wide Gum NHL Ice Stars Wrappers Complete Set – Current Finest and All-Time Finest PSA Set!
1936 Triumph Complete 10-Postcard set – Current Finest and All-Time Finest PSA Set!
1936 Champion Complete 10-Postcard Set – Current Finest and All-Time Finest PSA Set!
1927-28 La Patrie Montreal Canadiens Complete Photo Set of 21
1933-35 Diamond Match Silver Complete 60-Matchbook Set
1951 Berk Ross Complete 4-Card Set
1956-57 Hygrade Frankfurt Complete 6-Card Set – Current Finest and All-Time Finest PSA Set!
WILL YOU BE AUCTIONING SETS ONLY OR INDIVIDUAL CARDS?
For this special collection, we decided to upgrade our website and bidding system to allow collectors to bid on entire sets AND/OR individual cards.
Choice is yours.
This means that our system will decide automatically if the cards should be sold individually or as a set, depending on the final bidding amount.
WHAT IS THE PSA REGISTRY?
Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) is the largest and most trusted third-party grading and authentication company in the world. Cards and collectibles graded by PSA are worth considerably more than those that are not – and for good reason. As the grading standard of the industry, PSA is the preferred choice of collectors, dealers and auction houses worldwide. Founded in 1991, PSA has processed over 20 million cards and collectibles with a cumulative declared value of over a billion dollars. By providing the advantage and protection of impartial, third-party grading, PSA has created a market in which collectors can participate with complete confidence and trust. www.psacard.com