Schulte Auctions is featuring the “Art Bissell Collection” in their August on-line vintage sports memorabilia auction. Art was born and raised in Beaver, PA and was in the men’s clothing business for many years but his real passion was following and collecting signed and un-signed items from athletes specifically the Pittsburgh Pirates great, Honus Wagner.
In 1915, Art met the Pirates super-star at Honus’s sporting goods store located in Pittsburgh. In 1927, Bissell started to assemble numerous baseball mementos dedicating the collection as “The Honus Wagner Memorial Hall of Fame Museum.”
In addition to the numerous Honus Wagner items, Art collected signatures from other greats of the game; Babe Ruth, Pie Traynor, Ty Cobb, Lloyd Waner, “Happy” Chandler, Rogers Hornsby, Jack Dempsey, Willie Hoppie and Mickey Cochran, just to name a few.
“My father’s commitment and passion endeared him to a future Hall of Fame Pittsburgh shortstop Honus Wagner and many other athletes, said Cheryl Bissel, Art’s daughter.
Many items from the Art Bissel Collection have been consigned to and are LIVE on SchulteAuctions.com. Along with great Babe Ruth never been seen signed photos to his sister Mamie, Schulte’s auction closes August 31st at 9:15pm EST.