The big auction didn’t disappoint, as the 1918 contract of Babe Ruth sold for more than $1 million as part of a 125-lot auction that topped $3.6 million altogether.
The National Convention is always full of superb memorabilia. And then some booths bring in special displays for the show that go above and beyond. Memory Lane will showcase a Babe Ruth display that allows fans to swing his bat and admire his rare cards and photos from his career.
Muhammad Ali gloves from Ali-Frazier I, Babe Ruth’s 7-2nd home run ball and a Lou Gehrig signed ticket from his famous “Luckiest Man” speech game among the top draws at the Heritage event that takes place during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.
The 1934 Tour of Japan by MLB stars, including Ruth and Gehrig, is well known through books, photos and signed items. But what about the baseball cards commemorating the event? There are rare Ruth and Gehrig cards found in Japanese 1934 All American Tour sets; here’s a synopsis of the three known sets.
Steiner Sports’ Unbreakable Auction is no live, led by a 1951 Joe DiMaggio bat and an autograph book with more than 80 signatures, many from the baseball’s all-time greats.
Gary Cypres has created one of the collecting wonders of the world with his Sports Museum of L.A. He estimates the collection at north of $20 million, and you could get lost in the sights and history for hours.
Grey Flannel’s Summer Games auction is live, ending June 18, with some great items that include Mickey Mantle’s farewell speech notes, a signed Murderer’s Row team photo, Michael Jordan’s signed shoes and much more.
In one of the annual sales of note in the hobby, REA’s spring auction totals more than $8 million, led by record prices for advertising posters, cards and Mickey Mantle jerseys.
The Babe Ruth watch got a lot of attention, propelling the relic to sell for more than $650,000 in SCP Auctions latest sale. The watch was joined by a Koufax Jersey and Satchel Paige’s HOF ring among the big bids placed in the weekend sale.
Rare poster form 1926 was found inside the walls of a home being demolished and was rescued from the trash. The reward? the piece is already past $9,000 with more than two days to go.