For modern World Series artifacts, Curt Schilling’s bloody sock from the 2004 World Series is one of the most memorable. The sock is going from the Baseball Hall of Fame to the auction block, courtesy of Heritage Auctions, in its February sale.
The sale features baseball and football memorabilia from the late 19th century to the early 1970s, highlighted by a 1935 Silver Certificate autographed by Babe Ruth, a beautiful 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski (PSA 5), an original Arthur K. Miller painting of Hall of Famer Nap Lajoie and a rare 1889 Hartley Studios cabinet photograph of new Hall of Fame inductee Hank O’Day.
Mile High kicks off the 2013 buying season with a premium auction that includes a Babe Ruth/Al Capone signed ball, complete sets of T3 Turkey Reds, T205 Gold Borders and M116 Sports Lifes and many other high-ticket items.
Al Crisafulli has leaked a portion of his upcoming lineup in the next Love of the Game auctions sale, which should have tobacco-era collectors ready to bid. Among the selections will be more than 100 Turkey Red cabinet cards from the T3 baseball and T9 boxing sets.
Clean Sweep is offering one of its finest lineups to date, as the company celebrates its 200th auction. Among the offerings are the rare 1894 Mayo “Anonymous” John Dunlop card, stacks of T206 selections and plenty of signed artifacts.
There aren’t many cards that get the hobby jumping from its seat these days, but Huggins and Scott is offering something the hobby hasn’t seen – a T206 Ed Walsh card that features Old Mill advertising on the back in BLUE. This is just one of the great vintage cards and other memorabilia in the auction that closes Dec. 13.
More than 200 Muhammad Ali/Cassius Clay autographs, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees collectibles, vintage cards and a wide array of memorabilia will be up for bids in Collectible Classics’ 517-lot Dec. 13 auction.
Lefty Grove fans will want to check out the upcoming Collect Auction sale from Nov. 19-29. Grove items will include his MLB lifetime pass, a Zenith radio he was awarded by teammates after his 300th win and multiple signed items.
The upcoming auction from Greg Bussineau will once again appeal to vintage card collectors with a Sporting Life Ty Cobb Cabinet, Dan Dee Mickey Mantle and the usual lineup of Ruth, Wagner and Mathewson also in the lineup.
Heritage Auctions is used to big sports memorabilia sales. The October auction is one of the companies largest in size, and highlights include a Mickey Mantle game-used All-Star bat, a ticket to Fenway’s grand opening and A 1973 Tom Seaver game-used jersey.