It’s no wonder after Goldin Auctions sold Babe Ruth’s 1918 Boston Red Sox player’s contact for more than $1 million that more Ruth contracts would surface. Goldin Auctions is now offering The Babe’s first and last contract with the Yankees.
Some consignment announcements are boring. Not for Leland’s, who is looking to pay top dollar for items on its Boston area ‘”hit list.”
The Long Beach Expo will be held Sept. 4-6, complete with great sports displays and the chance to hold a bat of the great Bambino.
Vintage cards, especially those in high grades, continue to set new standards in the industry. Memory Lane’s latest auction saw records fall for a Paul Hornung rookie card and a 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth card among an impressive list of prices realized.
SCP Auctions is offering the second part of the Newport Sports Museum Collection in its current sale that runs until Aug. 23, featuring numerous game-used items from Hall of Famers across all the major sports.
While plenty of deals took place on the floor of The National, more impressive prices were realized in Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night Auction that topped $4.5 million.
More than 1,000 lots are included in the auction, which leads off with 94 lots from The Rocky Mountain Collection, a remarkable accumulation of important sports cards from the 19th century through the early 21st century.
Babe Ruth’s fabled 1927 season, an Armenian Olympian at Antwerp, Iwo Jima, The Monkey Trial and other eye-witness accounts to history are all found in ‘The Last Leaf.’
Memory Lane has acquired what is dubbed The Rocky Mountain Collection consisting of more than 300 of the tops cards in the hobby in unheard of grades. The collection ranks No. 3 on the PSA Set Registry.
The live portion of the Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction wrapped up July 12, grossing more than $3.6 million. the rest of the lineup, which contains more than 200 Ruth items in the 1,200-lot lineup, concludes Friday, July 18.