Memory Lane closes out 2013 with an impressive lineup of high-grade cards, complete sets, signed beauties and even a 1956 Topps uncut sheet. Ring in the New Year with some treasures.
Grey Flannel Auctions’ current sale, ending Dec. 11, offers another amazing selection of game-used material, from Michael Jordan’s shoes form the “flu” game in the 1997 Finals to game-used jerseys from every sport and seemingly every star.
A T206 Walter Johnson (Portrait), graded PSA 9 netted $77,625 to lead the finest I Own It Now sale conducted by Memory Lane to date. Other highlights included a A206 Ty Cobb ($20,700) and 1954 Topps Al Kaline rookie ($15,812).
The Harlan Werner Muhammad Ali Collection, along with the official Baltimore Orioles lineup card from Game No. 1 of Cal Ripken Jr’s historic 2,632 consecutive playing streak are amongst selections being offered in Julien’s Auctions one-day sale to be held Dec. 6 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Additional highlights for the sports fan include Don Newcombe’s game-worn 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers home flannel jersey and game-worn and personally owned memorabilia from Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, Jerry Rice, Wayne Gretzky, Pele and Usain Bolt.
The sale features sports cards and memorabilia from the late 19th Century to the present, highlighted by a rare and valuable T206 Sherry “Magie” error card; a beautiful 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle card; a complete, autographed 1955 Bowman Football set, and the hobby’s highest-grade 1929 Kashin Publications complete set.
Among the highlights of Heritage Auctions $7.7 million sale, was $1.2 million for the Stan Musial Collection, including a record price paid for a Musial artifact. Also, $143,400 was paid for a 1914-15 J.H. Dugan Baseball Calendar Cabinet Card set.
SCP Auctions has another stellar lineup ready to roll for its latest sale. The auction include Jesse Owens 1936 Olympic gold medal and artifacts from the personal collection of Jackie Robinson, Goose Gossage and Warren Moon.
A young African-American boy’s trip to the east coast led him to the locker room of the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers where he was given something he cherished for decades. Now, that well preserved piece of baseball history is about to be sold by Memory Lane.
A lucky college student is looking to score big with the home run ball hit by Shane Victorino in Game 6 of the 2013 ALCS that helped put Boston back into the World Series. SCP Auctions will offer the item, expected to hit between $50,000-$100,000.
With one week to go in bidding, Goldin Auctions already has some impressive bids in for some great pieces of memorabilia. A 1936-38 Lou Gehrig game-used bat is nearing $150,000, while the No. 1 1939 Play Ball in existence is at $118,000.