The market for high-grade, vintage singles continues to amaze, with records being set with seemingly each offering. Memory Lane rewrote the record books for two dozen items in its latest sale, led by Hank Aaron.
The online portion of the Goldin Auctions Spring Auction closed May 7, generating $1.7 million in sales. Combined with the record breaking live auction held on April 30 at the New York Yankees Steak House, the 1,400+ lots of memorabilia sold for $4.6 million.
From the opening bell, the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card graded PSA 6.5 but possessing the sharpness and centering of a NM/MT card was on its way to record territory, crossing the $100,000 threshold within hours of bidding. When all was said and done, the card changed hands to the tune of $188,207.
Never Cheaper by the Dozen: Those Special ‘Free Prize’ Sports Collectibles from the Golden Era of 1947-1971, jumps right into the heart of collecting’s greatest era by looking at the players starring on the field, the games being played and the regional cards passed out at ballparks, in grocery stores and mailed away for.
Goldin Auctions latest live event in New York City broke several records for the $2.9 million sale. The 73 lots sold included record prices for a Babe Ruth contract, Ted Williams jersey and much more.
In a new role, Sean Mahoney will be responsible for overseeing the overall sales operations of Steiner Sports, inclusive of ecommerce and all auction initiatives.
Muhammad Ali’s “The Rumble In The Jungle” trunks, Michael Jordan’s 1992 Men’s Olympic Basketball “Dream Team” jersey, Willie Mays N.Y. Giants flannel and the ultimate Kobe Bryant game-used collection all appearing at Grey Flannel’s Summer Games auction.
40 years of serving the hobby: Hall’s Nostalgia has ridden the Hobby’s roller coaster, becoming a fixture on the East Coast. From storefronts to eBay, the company has gone through many transitions.
The 37th National Sports Collectors Convention will be without founder Mike Berkus, but the show must – and will – go on. John Broggi opens up about Berkus, The National and 2016’s show in Atlantic City.
Babe Ruth’s first Yankees contract, Ruth’s boyhood catcher’s mitt, historic documents, game-used jerseys and high-grade cards will make a splash in the 75-lot main event at the New York Yankees steakhouse.