Mile High offered a select lineup to close out 2013, resulting in a premium selection of goods that results in more than $1.2 million in sales, led by complete sets and impressive cards of Yastrzemski, Orr and Havlicek.
A PSA 8 Babe Ruth signed ball led the recent Memory Lane lineup at $60,617, but 1993 Upper Deck SP Foil Derek Jeter rookie card graded PSA 10 turned heads at $33,842.
The Chicago Sun-Times Show lacked its star attraction, but an otherwise strong lineup of signers and collectibles drew attention. Meet a few of the dealers at the show and what items were on the show floor.
The calendar hasn’t turned to 2014 yet, but there is an event already to mark on the schedule for next year. Goldin Auctions is conducting the Babe Ruth Centennial Auction in July, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ruth’s MLB debut with high-end pieces like a rookie-era game-used bat and a 1914 Baltimore News rookie card.
Leaf Trading Cards is taking over Famous Fabrics from In the Game immediately, as In the Game seeks an NHL license. Meanwhile, the Dallas company has also issued the Ichiro Immortals Collection.
The story is well known – Babe Ruth befriends a severely ill child named Johnny Sylvester and promises to knock a homer for him in the 1926 World Series. The signed ball from Ruth has been on display in museums and the story has been retold in film and in books. That famous signed ball, and other Sylvester artifacts, are now coming to auction.
From staging a mini reunion of The Love Boat with Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell and Jill Whelan on hand to bringing in first-time signers like Tim Conway, C. Thomas Howell and Jamie-Lynn Sigler, next month’s Hollywood Show promises to be memorable.
The shoes Michael Jordan wore during Game 5 of the 1997 Finals, the “flu” game, received a lot of attention leading up to the Grey Flannel sale they were featured in. The result was a record price paid for any game-used shoes: $104,765.
Sam Snead’s 1949 Masters Championship Trophy realizes $143,400, and his 1969 Ryder Cup Captain’s Trophy sells for $131,450 during Heritage Auctions’ Dec. 6-7 sale in Dallas.
With renditions of Thurman Munson and Derk Jeter available, collectors can see where artist Mike Kupka’s loyalties lie. But the sports artist is more than Yankees, as his work with Disney and Lucas Films showcase. Meet the artist and see some of this work, including an interesting take on MLB logos.