In an auction that is sure to bring millions of dollars and plenty of media attention, SCP Auctions has kicked off a sale that ends May 17 with a Babe Ruth watch, Lou Gehrig signed letter to his doctor, game-used jerseys galore and championships rings from across the generations.
Among the highlights were a 2010 San Francisco Giants World Series ring selling for $42,480, Kobe Bryant’s Olympic sneakers autographed by all of his teammates selling for $38,561 and a one-of-a-kind Aston Martin Vanquish sports car produced for the 50th anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame and autographed by 50 NBA greats, which sold for a whopping $138,533.
Heritage Auctions has lined up nearly 3,400 lots of sports memorabilia for its May 15-17 sale, including remarkable LeRoy Neiman originals, Koufax artifacts, vintage card gems and game-used material galore.
Some of the best 1960s and ’70s cards in the market, all graded PSA 9 or PSA 10 will headline the latest Memory Lane Auction, complemented by postwar Mantles and Mays cards graded PSA or better.
Babe Ruth put on a display for reporters in Feb. 1923, showcasing the new Yankee Stadium short right-field porch. One of the balls he vaulted over the fence and later signed will be part of Goldin Auctions’ Babe Ruth gala in July.
Collect Auctions brings more unopened cases of sportscards to the market, joining some Ruth and Gehrig signed beauties in its next sale that starts Mar. 24 and ends April 3.
Memory Lane’s I Own It Now Sale once again proves the market value of cards in high grades, from vintage specimens you’d expect to 1980s varieties you wouldn’t.
Goldin Auctions has a big Babe Ruth sale planned for July in Baltimore. Prior to that, the company is hitting the road looking for more Ruth gems to add to the sale. Check out when the Goldin Auctions Roadshow is coming near you.
Memory Lane will be taking offers starting Feb. 27 in its latest I Own It Now sale. Headliners include a Red Heart complete set, Babe Ruth signed checks, high-grade sets and a PSA 9 1935 National Chicle Knute Rockne.
In a sale that had seven items top the $100,000 mark, Heritage’s Platinum Night Auction was led by Joe Jackson’s rookie bat, Ali’s gloves from his first bout with Sonny Liston and Babe Ruth 1923 pocket watch.