War Bond Game” was $800 million extravaganza in 1943, with numerous baseball Hall of Famers.
A look at the small but distinctive Motorola baseball set from the mid-1970s that includes Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner and Ty Cobb. The sales promotion items have their own niche of collectors today.
Heritage Auctions is presenting the Herb Brooks Collection in the company’s Platinum Night Auction, which concludes with a live event Feb. 21. Brooks’ items include his presentation ring for the 1980 “Miracle” and artifacts from throughout his career.
Fans of commemorative card sets will be looking to Panini this week, as the card company rolls out an exclusive set for the 2015 NBA All-Stars and the newly minted Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
Heritage Auctions is ready to wow the sports memorabilia once again with its Platinum night Auction, held in New York City Feb 21-22. With fresh-to-the-market material including the gloves Ali and Liston wore in the “Phantom Punch” fight to a Joe Jackson signed photos and athlete collections, the auction will rewrite the record books.
A 1942 Joe DiMaggio jersey brought $169,400; a 1920 autographed Chicago White Sox baseball featuring six players banned in the Black Sox scandal, including Joe Jackson, sold for $81,070; and a 1952 Topps Baseball graded near set rang up at $72,600 in Goldin Auctions’ recent sale.
For those seeking signatures of historic and innovative leaders, Steve Jobs is a tough one on the list – one collector’s journey.
Boasting more than 50 lots covering many of Gene Tenace’s career highlights, the collection includes game-used milestone baseballs, his 1972 full-size World Series trophy and four World Series rings.
Playing Monday morning quarterback with a 15-year-old list of the 20th century’s most collectible athletes. Is it right this time? A 21st century edition of the most sought-after athletes in the memorabilia market. Ruth tops the list, of course.
The gimmick to add new attractions and buyers to the standard pack of cards has, years later, taken on a collecting life of its own. Inserts from the 1960s and ’70s are gaining steam in the collector’s market.