Vintage baseball cards and photos are just a few of the items being offered in Hake’s Americana & Collectibles current auction.
A 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card graded PSA 9 set a new record by selling for $588,000 in Memory Lane’s Fall Classic Auction.
The current auction hosted by Memory Lane includes several top auction lots that feature Babe Ruth memorabilia, including one of his bats from 1922.
The Converse shoes Michael Jordan wore during the 1984 Olympics sold for $190,373, a new world record price, in SCP Auctions’ Spring Premier auction.
A 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle card leads the way in the current Clean Sweep auction. Not far behind is an 1898 National Copper Plate Honus Wagner rookie card.
There is a lot to like about tobacco cards, including the fact that they can serve as a ‘gateway collectible’, as contributor Tom Edwards explains
While it’s possible that one of these was prominently displayed in every candy store and five-and-dime that sold Cracker Jack in 1915, the number of surviving specimens can be counted on one hand, and the featured item was found it in a barn in the Midwest, where it likely sat for the duration of its existence.
Over the decades, 1960 Fleer Greats have earned a solid place in the hobby with the help of some famous faces. Prices for high-grade examples have seen an increase as well.
Love of the Game Auctions’ latest sale is now live, with rare lots from Lou Criger’s family, fabulous game-used bats, including Gehrig, and rare cards.
PSA 9 examples of E93 Cobb, Wagner, Mathewson lead high-grade parade at Mile High – Gem Mint Montana, Rice rookies, too