Memory Lane has had its share of significant auctions, but only one have they deemed “The Find” auction. To put it in perspective, thus far a T206 Honus Wagner PSA 2 is getting bypassed in attention for other gems. Those include attached examples of 1888 Scrapps cards, a M101-5 Sporting News complete set and a Ruth signed ball that comes with a video of the signing in 1931.
Heritage Auctions rolled out its largest sports catalog auction to date, with more than 3,000 items available over a three-day period. The result was nearly $6 million in sales, led by examples from the “Black Swamp Find,” a Harmon Killebrew jersey and a 1970 Topps Baseball set.
Memory Lane’s Own It Now sale offered another round of impressive prices, starting with $97,000 for a Babe Ruth signed ball and $25,000 for a Walter Payton rookie card.
Adam Port is recreating some of the most memorable sports photos of all time featuring legendary icons. His work will first be offered in Legendary Auctions’ November catalog auction.
SCD Columnist Ross Forman provides his take on the National Convention, from the memorabilia on display to the autograph guests and everything in between.
Goldin Auctions introduced itself to the world at the National. Now the company has announced top lots for its October auction. Pieces include a 1934 Yankees team-signed ball, Roberto Alomar’s Gold GLove Award, Ty Cobb game-used bat and a Michael Jordan game-used jersey.
Memory Lane’s I Own It Now sales give collectors the chance to own high-end items outright and not have to fight others for the chance. The latest sale offers three high-end Babe Ruth signed balls and other high-grade cards.
You already know the results of the initial offering of the “Black Swamp Find” of E98 cards, bit those were just the tip of the iceberg in Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night auction held during the National Convention. In all, the auction totaled $4.5 million, with many top-of-the-line items.
Bidding for Collect Auction ends Thursday, Aug. 9. More than 900 lots are up for grabs, from a Babe Ruth 11-by-14 signed photo to a 1910 E103 Williams Caramel Honor Wagner card (PSA 2). Every sport and many non-sport items are featured.
The second auction held during the National Convention’s run brought a total of $1.7 million in roughly 60 lots, led by a Honus Wagner game-used bat that topped $250,000.