Collectors looking for something different to collect can look no further than the 1954 Quaker Oats Sports Oddities cards.
Together, Dan Hunt and Robert Casterline have selected the rarest, most valuable and most significant pieces of the 300,000-plus card collection to be displayed publicly for the first time in this one-of-a-kind exhibit. It is an unbelievable marriage of art, sports, and pop culture that dates back to 1888.
The No. 1-rated basic collection of Mickey Mantle cards joins hundreds of other vintage cards, early World Series programs and a collection of vintage packs in the current Memory Lane Winter Extravaganza.
Clean Sweep Auctions sets the table with a National Chicle near set, 1962 Jell-O complete set and Babe Ruth signed bat, among other treasures.
Albersheim’s June auction filled with championship rings and rare Hall of Fame autographs, including Nagurski, Four Horsemen and Joe Carr.
Memory Lane is once again holding an I Own It Now Sale. The $1 million catalog includes a complete 1935 National Chicle Football complete set, and dozens of high-grade singles of the prewar and postwar eras.
The sale features baseball and football memorabilia from the late 19th century to the early 1970s, highlighted by a 1935 Silver Certificate autographed by Babe Ruth, a beautiful 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski (PSA 5), an original Arthur K. Miller painting of Hall of Famer Nap Lajoie and a rare 1889 Hartley Studios cabinet photograph of new Hall of Fame inductee Hank O’Day.
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.
Al Crisafulli is no stranger to the hobby. So when he announced a new venture, For the Love of the Game Auctions, collectors knew the inaugural sale would be full of good stuff. Mission accomplished. A 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski PSA 7 and D304 General Baking Ty Cobb PSA 3 lead the way.