When the dust settled at the conclusion of Steiner’s Mid-Summer Classic Auction a signed Lou Gehrig payroll check sat atop of the items sold.
Cleveland has a long sports history behind it, and that will be enhanced when it hosts the 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention.
Baseball, hockey, basketball and football cards have all been popular items and selling for premium prices in online auctions.
Among the highlights were a 2010 San Francisco Giants World Series ring selling for $42,480, Kobe Bryant’s Olympic sneakers autographed by all of his teammates selling for $38,561 and a one-of-a-kind Aston Martin Vanquish sports car produced for the 50th anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame and autographed by 50 NBA greats, which sold for a whopping $138,533.
The MLB All-Star FanFest auction conducted by Hunt Auctions concludes live tomorrow at 10 a.m. Currently, a Ty Cobb bat is approaching $120,000 and items from the personal collections of Harmon Killebrew and Jim Palmer are drawing heavy interest.