Some auctions are simply bigger than others depending on the content and the “names” associated with them. The latest SCP Auctions sale had a little of both, combining some amazing artifacts and an amazing Hall of Fame basketball player – Julius Erving.
Leading the way was Erving’s 1974 New Jersey Nets ABA world championship ring that hit $460,741, a record for a championship ring of any kind at auction. Erving’s 1983 Philadelphia 76ers championship ring stopped at $244,240. The rings kept coming with rving 1978 NBA All-Star ring fetching $238,853, 1983 All-Star ring selling for $218,977 and 1984 NBA All-Star ring also bringing $218,977. A 1976 New Jersey Nets ABA championship ring also sold for $195,396.
Erving also put his MVP trophies in the auction, with the following results:
– 1980-81 NBA MVP: $177,632
– 1975-76 ABA MVP: $173,102
– 1977 NBA All-Star Game MVP: $168,728
– 1983 NBA All-star Game MVP: $115,242
The auction included many more artifacts from Erving, including game-used jerseys, the highets of which was his final game-worn jersey from 1987 playoffs that brought $488,826.
The Erving Collection wasn’t the only big-ticket attraction in the sale. The auction also featured the following top-tier items:
– Lou Gehirg 1938-39 game-used bat (final year): $403,644
– 1887 Mike “King” Kelly signed banquet program: $214,936
– Muhammad Ali fight-worn trunks from Ali/Frazier I: $173,102
– Mickey Cochrane 1934 AL MVP trophy: $125,332
– 1959 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox game-worn jersey: $77,820.
Whew, those are some amazing prices. It’s not often a player of Erving’s caliber sells off the amazing trophies and artifacts from a storied career, and the results showed that. The complete rundown can be found at www.scpauctions.com.