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.
Goldin Auctions will offer the second part of the Mike Schmidt Collection: 21 items from the Hall of Famer, including his 1979 N.L. Gold Glove, 1974 Sultan of Swat Crown, Little League Baseball Cap and historic HR bats and balls.
PSA will be giving away items related to Chicago’s sports immortals, and a new “vintage break” will offer high-end items, for a high-end entry fee.
Taking a whirlwind around the hobby, exploring Sy Berger, Marshall Merrell mysteries, oldest players, ‘footy’ cards and some questions regarding eBay. Hop aboard the Hobby Train.
PSA 9 examples of E93 Cobb, Wagner, Mathewson lead high-grade parade at Mile High – Gem Mint Montana, Rice rookies, too
Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota went one-two in the NFL Draft; collectors aren’t waiting to see success on the field before buying. Winston is leading out of the gate, with his card values rising.
Despite flooding in Texas, Rockets and Astros stars draw fans to the autograph area, while collectors seek out Koufax, T205s
Lelands to feature ‘Deflategate’ football, original ‘Time Magazine’ cover paintings, Peck & Synder CDV and more horse racing items, this time from Man O’ War and Secretariat.