If you need proof of the growth of the high-grade rookie card movement currently taking place in the hobby, look no further than Memory Lane’s latest sale, which saw many cards top their previous records by thousands.
Rare Christy Mathewson sterling silver set presented to the star pitcher in 1917 at auction, along with a ceremonial sword presented to former University of Texas football coach Darrell K. Royal.
Heritage Auctions has lined up nearly 3,400 lots of sports memorabilia for its May 15-17 sale, including remarkable LeRoy Neiman originals, Koufax artifacts, vintage card gems and game-used material galore.
Some of the best 1960s and ’70s cards in the market, all graded PSA 9 or PSA 10 will headline the latest Memory Lane Auction, complemented by postwar Mantles and Mays cards graded PSA or better.
Recent events, including a smash-and-grab break-in, have led John Hamilton to close his Newport Sports Museum and sell much of the contents in a series of fours sales through SCP Auctions. Here are some thoughts from Hamilton on the decision.
Babe Ruth put on a display for reporters in Feb. 1923, showcasing the new Yankee Stadium short right-field porch. One of the balls he vaulted over the fence and later signed will be part of Goldin Auctions’ Babe Ruth gala in July.
The current Frozen Pond Hockey Spectacular Auction features memorabilia from all of the stars of professional hockey dating back to the 1960s, with game-used gear, jerseys, sticks and signed items galore.
One of the top collection of game-used jerseys is going on the auction block courtesy of SCP Auctions. The company was selected to bring the Delbert Mickel Estate Collection to the market, highlighted by several examples of game-used jerseys from Hall of Famers.
Memory Lane’s I Own It Now Sale once again proves the market value of cards in high grades, from vintage specimens you’d expect to 1980s varieties you wouldn’t.
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.