The 1923-24 Tomas Gutierrez set of Cuban baseball cards aren’t easy to find to begin with, much less a complete set. Yet Hake’s is offering all 84 cards from the set in its current sale, with bidding already at $50,000.
Among the items in the Goldin Auctions sale to join the hundreds of high-end pieces in the lineup are artifacts from Michael Jordan’s college days, including his diploma, transcripts and recruiting letters. The items came from a public storage unit.
In an auction that ends Jan. 29, Clean Sweep is offering a Joe Jackson/Buck Weaver signed baseball, a 1954 Johnston Cookie uncut sheet and other big names collectors love going after.
Still shaking off the impact of Hurricane Sandy, Philip Weiss announced early 2014 auction schedule that includes a sports sale ending Jan. 18.
Lelands kicks off 2014 with a bang: T206 Honus Wagner, Jackie Robinson’s ROY Award, Laettner jersey, Schoendienst Collection, Juan Gonzalez Collection, Floyd Patterson Collection and items related to Abraham Lincoln, Jim Thorpe and many more.
A lifelong Mantle fan is offering his entire collection through Mears Auctions, which includes Mantle contracts, awards and even a custom motorcycle. Two more auctions will take place later in January and into February.
Mile High offered a select lineup to close out 2013, resulting in a premium selection of goods that results in more than $1.2 million in sales, led by complete sets and impressive cards of Yastrzemski, Orr and Havlicek.
A PSA 8 Babe Ruth signed ball led the recent Memory Lane lineup at $60,617, but 1993 Upper Deck SP Foil Derek Jeter rookie card graded PSA 10 turned heads at $33,842.
The story is well known – Babe Ruth befriends a severely ill child named Johnny Sylvester and promises to knock a homer for him in the 1926 World Series. The signed ball from Ruth has been on display in museums and the story has been retold in film and in books. That famous signed ball, and other Sylvester artifacts, are now coming to auction.
The shoes Michael Jordan wore during Game 5 of the 1997 Finals, the “flu” game, received a lot of attention leading up to the Grey Flannel sale they were featured in. The result was a record price paid for any game-used shoes: $104,765.