Johnny Sylvester Collection, including ‘I’ll knock a homer for you’ Ruth ball and letters from other sports stars gives collectors the chance to own a piece of baseball lore in a Grey Flannel auction that kicks off Jan. 21.
A PSA 8 Babe Ruth signed ball led the recent Memory Lane lineup at $60,617, but 1993 Upper Deck SP Foil Derek Jeter rookie card graded PSA 10 turned heads at $33,842.
Puig joins Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and other sports stars whose names have appeared over the years on PSA/DNA’s “Most Dangerous Autographs” list. PSA said it oversaw more than 400,000 autograph submissions in 2013.
The shoes Michael Jordan wore during Game 5 of the 1997 Finals, the “flu” game, received a lot of attention leading up to the Grey Flannel sale they were featured in. The result was a record price paid for any game-used shoes: $104,765.
Memory Lane closes out 2013 with an impressive lineup of high-grade cards, complete sets, signed beauties and even a 1956 Topps uncut sheet. Ring in the New Year with some treasures.
Legendary Auctions’ Thursday, Nov. 21 close features some rare beauties, including Underwood & Underwood glass plate negatives featuring the 1915 Boston Red Sox that includes Babe Ruth and Tris Speaker. Step back in time and take a look.
Don’t want to go through the auction process and wait to get your item? Memory Lane’s latest Own It Now sale opens Nov. 7 with a wonderful lineup of autographs, checks, rare cards and more.
The sale lineup was strong, but even Mile High had to be pleased with prices realized during its Oct. 10 sale. Among the highlights: $127K for a 1951 Bowman Mantle SGC 96, 1972 Topps Hank Aaron $20K and 1961 Fleer Basketball complete set $30K.
Regarding vintage baseball card sets, you can’t place the Nu-Card offerings above the likes of Bowman and Topps, but the sets were entertaining and provide a low-cost alternative to the mainstream sets. Here are some of the Hi-Lites and Scoops from those sets.
The current Heritage Auction sale is the largest sports auction to date by the company, headlined by the decades-long personal collection of Stan Musial. From game-used jerseys and championship rings to milestone baseballs and personal letter from other Hall of Famers, the Musial Collection is stunning.