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.
Baseball fans, collectors and everyone else who met Ernie Banks were left smiling and laughing, just the way he intended. Here are some memories from those around the hobby.
A collection of circa 1910 Turkey Red Cigarettes Tobacco Silks baseball cards will headline the sports section of the latest Philip Weiss auction, which will draw plenty of comic book collectors.
The Baseball Hall of Fame has yet to enshrine former infielder and manager Bill Dahlen; however, collectors still seek his cards. The following is a card history of “Bad Bill” and the scarcity of each.
About 120 footballs are expected to be used in the game in the game between New England and Seattle at the University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Arizona. All will be “marked” by PSA/DNA to combat counterfeiting.