One of the founding fathers of card collecting, Jefferson Burdick, is well known in the industry and has his collection features in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. During the National Convention in Cleveland, a handwritten, two-page letter penned by Burdick will be given away.
The live portion of the Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction wrapped up July 12, grossing more than $3.6 million. the rest of the lineup, which contains more than 200 Ruth items in the 1,200-lot lineup, concludes Friday, July 18.
The big auction didn’t disappoint, as the 1918 contract of Babe Ruth sold for more than $1 million as part of a 125-lot auction that topped $3.6 million altogether.
The National Convention is always full of superb memorabilia. And then some booths bring in special displays for the show that go above and beyond. Memory Lane will showcase a Babe Ruth display that allows fans to swing his bat and admire his rare cards and photos from his career.
Memory Lane’s I Own It Now Sale continues to bring good prices, with the latest event highlighted by a $46,000 sale of a 1933 Goudey Nap Lajoie and $28,000 for a T206 Piedmont Ty Cobb portrait with a green background.
Michael Sam made his debut on the sports signing circuit in Chicago, leaving fans and himself impressed with the proceedings.
Derek Jeter, Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees and The Highland Mint have teamed up to create a national Derek Jeter Coin Program to celebrate the final season of Jeter’s 20-year MLB career
Muhammad Ali gloves from Ali-Frazier I, Babe Ruth’s 7-2nd home run ball and a Lou Gehrig signed ticket from his famous “Luckiest Man” speech game among the top draws at the Heritage event that takes place during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.
The appeal of Yasiel Puig cards just went up with the news that Topps has signed the star outfielder to a one-year exclusive autograph card agreement
Former umpire Al Clark has seen his share of memorable moments on the diamond, and he’s experienced not-so-great moments off the field. He shares them all in the book ‘Called Out But Safe: A Baseball Umpire’s Journey.’