Records fell by the wayside in the latest Heritage Auctions event that tallied more than $6.2 million. Babe Ruth, Joe Jackson and Lou Gehrig took top honors in different collecting categories, with Ruth’s 1935 unworn jersey topping them all at $286,800.
The Heritage Sports Collectible Auction is now underway, highlighted by some vintage classics, including more from the Black Swamp Find, along with early Dodgers jerseys and game-used equipment from Thurman Munson. Oh,and there is a fantastic Cincinnati Cabinet Photo Find.
Heritage Auctions released its annual sales totals, which reached $20 million in sports and $860 million in sales company-wide across all of its divisions. In sports, the lead story was the Black Swap Find that general national media attention for its back story and the cards themselves.
From the Black Swamp Find to a $4 million Babe Ruth jersey, sales for sports memorabilia never reached higher figures nor had as much mainstream media attention. Can the momentum last into 2013? There are some early indicators it most certainly can.
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.
In a regular column in SCD, T.J. Schwartz talks about events in the hobby, eBay trials and tribulations and things that happen Behind the Counter. In this edition, T.J. talks the National Convention, reveals an eBay horror story and shares some vacation tidbits.
From Baltimore to Long Beach, Calif. – those ‘Black Swap Find’ cards are getting around. The Long Beach Expo, to be held Sept. 6-8 will feature select cards from the find, as sports collectibles continue to gain more presence at the show.
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.
The world got their first chance at bidding on the Black Swamp Find of E98 baseball cards in Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night auction during the National Convention. The three lots total tallied $566,132.
The “Black Swamp Find” of 1910 E98 baseball cards is major news, and the cards will be on display at the upcoming National Convention. In addition, Heritage Auction will be giving away reprinted cards based on the set during the show’s four-day run.