SCP Auctions will offer a 1968 Ernie Banks Cubs jersey in its August Mid-Summer Classic. Completely unknown to the collecting community, it has rested quietly for more than 40 years in the possession of a Cubs-loving family by the name of the Bermans.
The 1948 Swell Sports Thrills baseball set had it all, covering the stars and big moments from the 1930s through 1947. Hard to find in top condition, even mid-range cards are becoming rather valuable.
Dozens of game-used bats from baseball immortals up for auction during Goldin Auctions’ Premium Live Auction at the National Sports Collector’s Convention on July 31 and online through Aug. 8.
Topps has planned special activities around the All-Star festivities where baseball fans won’t want to miss a day. Topps will offer exclusive baseball cards, giveaways and a special day for baseball fans to rediscover cards.
‘Never Fear: The Life & Times of Forest K. Ferguson Jr.’ covers the man’s life from college, through war and until his death in 1954. The promising NFL career never materialized.
Several top quality complete sets and near complete sets, including T205, E93, 1952 Topps and 1957 Topps will be parceled out to new homes as part of the largest auction the company has ever conducted.
American Legends is offering 133 cards from the 1940 Gum Inc. Superman set on eBay, with some examples among the highest-graded specimens available.
Family-consigned archive documenting life and career of baseball legend Martin Dihigo (1906-1971) featured in Hake’s July 14-16 auction. Cuban superstar is the only player ever to be inducted into the Baseball Halls of Fame in the USA, Cuba, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
A circa 1860 team card of The Brooklyn Atlantics, passed down in the family of player Archibald McMahon, to be sold by Heritage Auctions during its Platinum Night sale during the National Convention. Bidding is past already $22,000.
Records fell by the wayside for three Hall of Famers in Grey Flannel’s $2 million Summer Games auction. Game-worn relics from Johnny Unitas, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell all topped six figures in the sale.