A contract from 1973 that links Muhammad Ali to Kobe Bryant will be part of a large, live event during the National Sports Collectors Convention courtesy of Goldin Auctions.
The online portion of the Goldin Auctions Spring Auction closed May 7, generating $1.7 million in sales. Combined with the record breaking live auction held on April 30 at the New York Yankees Steak House, the 1,400+ lots of memorabilia sold for $4.6 million.
Goldin Auctions latest live event in New York City broke several records for the $2.9 million sale. The 73 lots sold included record prices for a Babe Ruth contract, Ted Williams jersey and much more.
Babe Ruth’s first Yankees contract, Ruth’s boyhood catcher’s mitt, historic documents, game-used jerseys and high-grade cards will make a splash in the 75-lot main event at the New York Yankees steakhouse.
The jersey Mike Piazza wore during the first Mets home game after 9/11 in which he hit the game-winning home run sold privately for $365,000. The jersey will be on a rotating display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, the 9/11 Memorial Museum and Citi Field.
Right-handed catcher’s glove used by “The Babe” circa 1912 at St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys to be sold at Premium Live Auction on April 30 at the New York Yankees Steakhouse in New York City courtesy of Goldin Auctions.
Nearly 80 lots comprise The Babe Ruth Auction by Goldin Auction, with all of the items connected to Babe Ruth, from game-used bats, contracts, trading cards, ticket stubs to photos, personal items and advertisements. Proceeds will benefit the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum.
As Super Bowl 50 looms on the horizon, here are some Super Bowl rings that caught the public’s eye when they were sold at auction. From The Fridge to Lawrence Taylor, the prices these rings drew was hefty.
Fifty-three lots items from Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin, including his 1984 Olympic uniform, first MLB hit baseball, game-used jerseys, bats helmets and more up for auction through January 30 courtesy of Goldin Auctions.
Mike Berkus, the founder and director of the National Sports Collectors Convention, passed away Nov. 20 after a brief battle with brain cancer. He was 69.