One captured the world of sport in bold bursts of impressionistic color and the other with the unflinching precision of a camera lens, but both LeRoy Neiman and Ernie Schworck exhibited the strength of their enduring legacies in the Heritage Auction’s $7.44 million Sports Collectibles Signature Auction.
Rare poster form 1926 was found inside the walls of a home being demolished and was rescued from the trash. The reward? the piece is already past $9,000 with more than two days to go.
Heritage Auctions has lined up nearly 3,400 lots of sports memorabilia for its May 15-17 sale, including remarkable LeRoy Neiman originals, Koufax artifacts, vintage card gems and game-used material galore.
In a sale that had seven items top the $100,000 mark, Heritage’s Platinum Night Auction was led by Joe Jackson’s rookie bat, Ali’s gloves from his first bout with Sonny Liston and Babe Ruth 1923 pocket watch.
Big names abound in Heritage Auctions Platinum Night event planned for Feb. 22-23. Bidding is live now for a 1923 Babe Ruth N.Y. Yankees championship watch, Cassius Clay gloves used in his first bout with Sonny Liston and an early Joe Jackson bat.
As part of its Platinum Night Auction on Feb,. 22, Heritage auctions in introducing the 1923 N.Y. Yankee World Championship watch awarded to Babe Ruth. The watch was later given to a good friend of Ruth’s – the entire lineage of the watch is detailed here and why it’s such an important piece of sports memorabilia. Early estimates by Heritage say the watch with bring more than $750,000.
Sam Snead’s 1949 Masters Championship Trophy realizes $143,400, and his 1969 Ryder Cup Captain’s Trophy sells for $131,450 during Heritage Auctions’ Dec. 6-7 sale in Dallas.
Heritage Auctions will offer the second part of the Sam Snead Collection. The first sale brought $1.1 million in August, with this round featuring Snead’s 1949 Masters Championship Trophy and 1951 Ryder’s Cup Captain’s Trophy.
Among the highlights of Heritage Auctions $7.7 million sale, was $1.2 million for the Stan Musial Collection, including a record price paid for a Musial artifact. Also, $143,400 was paid for a 1914-15 J.H. Dugan Baseball Calendar Cabinet Card set.
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