National Sports Collectors Convention filled with giveaways, access to unique memorabilia and plenty of exclusive trading cards courtesy if card manufacturers. The hobby’s five-day main event is ready to kick off in Rosemont, Ill.
Silver and gold engraved keepsake gifted to English fighter Charley Mitchell for lasting three, rain-soaked hours with Boston’s John L. Sullivan may bring $30,000 at auction. Bidding is currently at $8,500 leading up to the July 30 live event.
Absentee bidding for Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night event at the National Sports Collectors Convention is underway, with heavy bidding already taking place for a PSA 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, Clemente rookie card, DiMaggio jersey and much more.
A circa 1860 team card of The Brooklyn Atlantics, passed down in the family of player Archibald McMahon, to be sold by Heritage Auctions during its Platinum Night sale during the National Convention. Bidding is past already $22,000.
PSA will be giving away items related to Chicago’s sports immortals, and a new “vintage break” will offer high-end items, for a high-end entry fee.
Heritage Auctions’ latest sale netted $8.3 million, with many records set along the way. Impressive prices were set by some unusual suspects, including a 1984 Topps USFL issue of Reggie White, PSA 10, selling for $10,755. More results here.
Muhammad Ali, game-used bat, and unprecedented sports card offerings anchor largest Heritage Sports auction in history. Highlights include a Cassius Clay robe, more than 30 Sets on the PSA Set Registry, the No. 3-ranked 1914 Cracker Jack set and “Pistol Pete” Maravich game-worn New Orleans Jazz jersey.
Heritage Auctions isn’t just growing its auction business categories, but its office space as well. The auction company announces plans to expand its New York City offices.
Phantom Punch gloves, Ruth bat, Mantle jersey, Jeffrey Maier glove, Koufax jersey among big-ticket items that push Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night Auction total past $9.8 million.
The gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston in the 1965 ‘Phantom Punch’ bout sold for $965,000 during Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night sale in New York City.