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.
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.