The Newport Sports Museum collected and curated by John Hamilton has been a destination spot for sports fans and collectors for years. Now pieces from that collection will be sold by SCP Auctions in four separate auctions, starting with a sale that ends May. 17.
One of the top collection of game-used jerseys is going on the auction block courtesy of SCP Auctions. The company was selected to bring the Delbert Mickel Estate Collection to the market, highlighted by several examples of game-used jerseys from Hall of Famers.
The shoes Michael Jordan wore during Game 5 of the 1997 Finals, the “flu” game, received a lot of attention leading up to the Grey Flannel sale they were featured in. The result was a record price paid for any game-used shoes: $104,765.
Grey Flannel Auctions’ current sale, ending Dec. 11, offers another amazing selection of game-used material, from Michael Jordan’s shoes form the “flu” game in the 1997 Finals to game-used jerseys from every sport and seemingly every star.
Grey Flannel’s annual Basketball Hall of Fame auction is one of the marquee events of the year for game-used basketball jerseys and related artifacts from some of the biggest names in the sport. This year’s list of collectibles are linked to names like Jerry Lucas, Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson.
The Summer Games happened a little earlier this year. ‘Summer Games’ happened to be the title of Grey Flannel’s latest auction, which saw items from the Maravich Collection, along with gamers from Mel Ott, Willie Mays and Barry Sanders lead to record bidding results for the company.
The Mickey Vernon Museum will host an appraisal event July 13, with the help of Ron Oser of Legendary Auctions, inviting guests to bring in their sports memorabilia for a free appraisal event at the museum’s new location in the Granite Run Mall in Media, Pa.
Unique sports awards and Hall of Famers’ game-worn jerseys lead Grey Flannel’s June 5 Summer Games Auction, with highlights including: 1947 Mel Ott Giants jersey, Jim Brown Rookie of the Year Trophy and Larry Holmes Heavyweight World Championship Belt.
One of the headline items in SCP Auctions’ current sale, the jersey reportedly worn by Reggie Jackson in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, has been withdrawn from the sale regarding inconsistencies with the “NY” logo and the pinstripes based on video footage from the game.
SCP Auctions has a big-time auction scheduled for April 10-27. Among the personal collections of John Havlicek, Steve Garvey, Rollie Fingers and many others will be iconic game-used jersey from Reggie Jackson (Game 6 of 1977 World Series) and Wayne Gretzky (1980-81 Edmonton Oilers).