Larry Canale reports there is no shortage of demand in online auctions for baseball and hockey cards that are graded PSA 10.
Heritage wrapped up its 2015 Sports Auction season with a $12 million sale, pushing its yearly total in sports auctions past $40 million. High-grade singles, Brooks Robinson and hockey memorabilia lead the way.
The Brooks Robinson Collection brought $1.44 million through Heritage Auctions. His 1964 American League MVP award brought $155,350; the 1970 Baltimore Orioles World Series ring realized $143,400.
Topps World Series cards from the 1970s added sharper images, but celebrating baseball’s championship soon fell by the wayside. Here’s a look at the Fall Classic through cardboard in the 1970s.
Brooks Robinson is making artifacts from his playing career and personal life available to the public, including MVP Award, championship rings, jerseys, Gold Glove awards and more, with all proceeds going to charity.
Another bonanza selection of game-used jerseys is set to enter the market with the second part of the Delbert Mickel Estate Collection offered this fall, courtesy of SCP Auctions. Mays, Musial, Aaron among the selections.
The National Sports Collectors Convention brings more than 100 athletes under one roof over five days; here’s a rundown of who’s coming and what to expect.
The Elgin Baylor Collection, highlighting day one of the two-day Julien’s sale, will feature memorabilia big and small, including MVP award, championship rings all the way down to signed bobble heads. Day two will include memorabilia across the board.
Maryland sculptor Toby Mendez carves out great sports art that is on display at Baltimore’s Camden Yards. Mendez has created statues of Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson.
Huggins and Scott will kick of its latest auction July 20, running through Aug. 9, offering a Pele and Brooks Robinson game-used jersey, rare vintage singles and signed items that include Ruth, Maris and Marciano. Pieces will also be on display next week in Baltimore at the National Convention.