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.
PSA will once again reward those who sign up for PSA’s Collectors Club by giving away “cards that never were” – recreations of the 1934 Diamond Stars set this time featuring, Ruth, DiMaggio, Gehrig and Feller.
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.