Mile High kicked off 2013 with its Premium auction, with several high-end prewar sets offered, a rare Ruth/Capone signed ball and plenty of other notable highlights. Come along for the complete details.
A collection of memorabilia, awards and personal property is set to be offered at auction, including 1959 NBA All-Star Game MVP Trophy, 1971-72 NBA championship ring and personal mementoes.
Bidding is past $30,000 for Kareem’s rookie jersey, consigned by Dr. Patrick McBride, Dean of Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical Schools and the youngest major sports league equipment manager ever.
The Miracle on Ice Collection will include 22 items, including the jerseys Eurzione wore against the Soviet Union and the gold medal game, the stick he used to score the winning goal against the Soviets and the gloves he wore throughout the 1980 Olympics.
A T206 Eddie Plank graded PSA 5 sold for $107,110 to lead the auction, which featured a Roberto Clemente game bat, 1916 Sporting News complete set and a signed Babe Ruth ball that came with video footage of him signing the ball. All prices are now listed.
Greg Bussineau wrapped up 2012 with a $1.1 million sale that featured high prices for rare singles, complete sets and key cards needed for those PSA Set Registry sets.
A 1929 N.Y. Yankees team-signed baseball is on the auction block, courtesy of a prep school in New Jersey. The ball, signed by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and other Hall of Famers, was acquired by a former monk at the school. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the more than 500 students enrolled at the school.
Collect Auctions’ latest sale, which ends Thursday, Nov. 29, is filled with signatures from nearly every Hall of Famer through 1974. On top of that, the auction features numerous unopened material, led by a 1972 Topps Baseball Series 5/6 wax box.
Goldin Auctions topped $800,000 in its debut auction, with more than $5,000 going toward Hurricane Sandy Relief. Ruth signed bat topped $23,000, Barry Lyons’ 1986 Mets World Series ring hit $22,840, but the big draw, Pete Rose’s personal copy of his banishment papers failed to meet reserve at $259,000.
Memory Lane has released more details on the 1888 Scrapps find, which ones will be in the company’s December auction lineup and why the uncut panels are such big news.