Heritage Auctions in New York, Feb. 20, 2016, by Charles McCarty, octogenarian grandson of Leonard, with a portion of the proceeds used to build a monument to his grandfather who currently lies in an unmarked grave in Boston.
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.
The most significant NFL Championship ring ever offered at auction will be part of Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night event in New York. Part of the featured Jerry Kramer Collection is his Super Bowl I ring, expected to top $100,000.
The 1935 letter written by John Heisman that provided the parameters for the college football award that is honored in his name will be offered by Heritage, along with other Heisman Trophy-related collectibles.
Heritage Auctions is offering the No. 5-rated Master Set of the coveted 1952 Topps Baseball issue, broken down with some amazing high-graded examples of the most popular postwar cards, including Mantle, Mays and Pafko.
Heritage wrapped up its 2015 Sports Auction season with a $12 million sale, pushing its yearly total in sports auctions past $40 million. High-grade singles, Brooks Robinson and hockey memorabilia lead the way.
The Brooks Robinson Collection brought $1.44 million through Heritage Auctions. His 1964 American League MVP award brought $155,350; the 1970 Baltimore Orioles World Series ring realized $143,400.
The Brooks Robinson Collection, the Andy Leff Hockey Collection and stunning groupings of cards, game-used uniforms and equipment, tickets and assorted ephemera combine for a big-time auction that ends Nov. 5-7 courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
In the highly competitive sports memorabilia auction industry, Heritage Auctions and SCP Auctions have risen toward the top. Chris Ivy at Heritage and David Kohler at SCP Auctions share their secrets to success and some of the biggest items they have handled.
Brooks Robinson is making artifacts from his playing career and personal life available to the public, including MVP Award, championship rings, jerseys, Gold Glove awards and more, with all proceeds going to charity.