A fly-by with some of the early 1970s Topps comic booklet inserts that wound up in 1970 Topps Baseball and 1971-72 O-Pee-Chee Hockey. Dealers share the tale of these oddities.
Fourteen of the 21 cards in the Mickey Mantle Empire State Collection sold for the highest price ever recorded for their grades. That basic set helped vault Memory Lane past $2 million in its Winter Classic sale.
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.
SCP Auctions is in the history books with a record-selling price for a George Mikan rookie card. The 1948 Bowman, graded PSA 10, sold for $403,664, putting the card among the highest-selling of all-time.
A George Mikan rookie card graded PSA 10 is expected to sell well into the six figures, but that’s not the only big-ticket item in SCP auctions’ Fall Premier. Look for Joe DiMaggio’s 1951 Yankees uniform and a 1923-25 Lou Gehrig sidewritten bat, among other gems.
A Dream Team signed basketball from the Chuck Daly Estate topped $230,000 and a 1968 Ernie Banks Cubs jersey totaled #137,865 to lead SCP Auctions’ latest sale that topped $2.5 million.
The high-profile auctions just keep coming. SCP Auctions is offering a 1968 Ernie Banks game-used jersey. 1936 Olympic gold medal, the Johnny Murphy Collection and one of the best 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder sets in existence. Bidding ends Aug. 22.
Artist Daniel Duffy has created a masterpiece showcasing the history of the Cubs in the essence of Wrigley Field. The painting, offered in Goldin Auctions live event July 31, will be completed during the National Convention.
SCP Auctions will showcase items for its august auction during the National Sports Collectors Convention, including jerseys from Ted Williams and Ernie Banks and Olympic and championship relics.
SCP Auctions will offer a 1968 Ernie Banks Cubs jersey in its August Mid-Summer Classic. Completely unknown to the collecting community, it has rested quietly for more than 40 years in the possession of a Cubs-loving family by the name of the Bermans.