Johnny Sylvester Collection, including ‘I’ll knock a homer for you’ Ruth ball and letters from other sports stars gives collectors the chance to own a piece of baseball lore in a Grey Flannel auction that kicks off Jan. 21.
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.
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.
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.
Under the terms of the extended partnership, Grey Flannel will continue to conduct its annual Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Auction at the Hall each September, host reunion dinners and offer appraisals.
Grey Flannel rolls out another impressive auction, headlined by Babe Ruth pants dated to 1921, a Ty Cobb game-used bat, the ball Orel Hershiser used to set his 59 consecutive scoreless innings streak, Frank Robinson’s 1966 Orioles jersey and much more.
The annual Basketball Hall of Fame auction conducted by Grey Flannel Auctions is now taking place, culminating in the Sept. 7 live portion of the event taking place in Springfield, Mass. Leading the pace thus far are the 1991 All-Star Game jerseys of Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.
Babe Ruth isn’t the only Hall of Fame baseball player who can pull in some big bids. A Sandy Koufax jersey from 1965 topped six figures, as did Kobe Bryant’s rookie jersey.
Grey Flannel’s latest sports memorabilia auction includes a wide selection of game-used jerseys, from Sandy Koufax and Reggie Jackson to Larry Csonka and Wayne Gretzky.