SCP Auctions knew it had historical documents in the ‘Laws of Base Ball’, spreading the word far and wide. The $3.2 million sale price set a record among baseball documents and placed them in hallowed ground in history.
Dwight A. Chapin, 77, remembers when you could write to Ty Cobb for an autograph or get the 1952 Topps high numbers for $5.25. Read on for more hobby history from the former journalist.
Mile High Card Co. continued to set records in 2015 with big prices paid for 1952 Topps, 1953 Topps, Hall of Famer rookie cards and more. A 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle topped $100,000 for the first time.
Several top quality complete sets and near complete sets, including T205, E93, 1952 Topps and 1957 Topps will be parceled out to new homes as part of the largest auction the company has ever conducted.
Memory Lane is once again holding an I Own It Now Sale. The $1 million catalog includes a complete 1935 National Chicle Football complete set, and dozens of high-grade singles of the prewar and postwar eras.
Five days seems long, unless those days are filled with trading cards, memorabilia and dealers from across the country. Here is George Vrechek’s journey from the granddaddy of card shows in 2013.
Memory Lane knew it had a great set in its latest auction: a 1932 U.S. Caramel complete set, all graded PSA 8. The only question was whether it would sell as a set or individually. The set was broken up, with Ruth, Gehrig and Hornsby leading the way.
Memory Lane’s Spring Fever Auction headlined by a 1932 U.S. Caramel set comprised of uniform PSA 8 graded cards. Other highlights include a Ruth-signed glove, unopened 1952 Topps Baseball pack and and ultra high-grade 1955 Topps set.
Goudey sets, Gold Borders, Cap Anson letters, multi-signed programs Eddie Yost jersey and hundreds of other lots are featured in the current Huggins and Scott auction that ends Feb. 7.
A high-grade 1952 Topps Baseball set is going to go for big bucks, but the latest Mile High Card Co. auction has much more to offer, including a 1948 Leaf boxing set, 1916 The Globe Stores Babe Ruth and many other rarities.