For major auction sales of high-end items, prices keep skyrocketing; new website helps keep track of the escalating market. Plus all of this begs the question: Collecting for hobby enjoyment or for investing?
War Bond Game” was $800 million extravaganza in 1943, with numerous baseball Hall of Famers.
A look at the small but distinctive Motorola baseball set from the mid-1970s that includes Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner and Ty Cobb. The sales promotion items have their own niche of collectors today.
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.
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.
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.
SCP Auctions wants the world to know of its success in the sports memorabilia business, and felt a new website look would provide that. The new look is now available to collectors.
Everyone wants the stars when it comes to autographs. Forgers are happy to oblige. PSA/DNA has released its annual Top 10 Most Dangerous Autographs list, and Mike Trout is added to the list.
Grey Flannel’s December auction topped $2 million, led by a pair of game-used caps from Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio, along with impressive prices for a 1932 Yankees team-signed ball and Roy Campanella Dodgers satin jacket.