Johnny Murphy played on seven World Series-winning teams before turning to the front office for work. His prized Yankees items are among the rarities in the Johnny Murphy Collection presented in SCP Auctions’ upcoming sale.
The 1948 Swell Sports Thrills baseball set had it all, covering the stars and big moments from the 1930s through 1947. Hard to find in top condition, even mid-range cards are becoming rather valuable.
Ed Lucas, the blind Emmy-winning journalist, hasn’t missed a Yankees home opener in 60 years; new book shares his story. Plus, great recollections with Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams.
A 1942 Joe DiMaggio jersey brought $169,400; a 1920 autographed Chicago White Sox baseball featuring six players banned in the Black Sox scandal, including Joe Jackson, sold for $81,070; and a 1952 Topps Baseball graded near set rang up at $72,600 in Goldin Auctions’ recent sale.
Goldin Auctions is offering its most diverse lineup to date, with items ranging from a Joe DiMaggio Jersey to James Dean notebook. Also included are vintage cards, presidential signed documents and items related to Hollywood’s elite.
The upcoming Goldin Auctions sale will feature a newly discovered 1942 Joe DiMaggio Yankees jersey and personal items from Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez and Jose Altuve, including awards.
Grey Flannel’s December auction topped $2 million, led by a pair of game-used caps from Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio, along with impressive prices for a 1932 Yankees team-signed ball and Roy Campanella Dodgers satin jacket.
The latest Huggins & Scott auction is headlined by the “Don Sparks Collection” – a long-time collector from Cleveland. Don is selling his prized collection featuring autographs, cards and memorabilia from the past century.
Grey Flannel Holiday Auction includes game-used relics from Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Arnold Palmer, Peyton Manning and special items from Julius Erving. Bidding ends Dec. 17.
PSA will once again reward those who sign up for PSA’s Collectors Club by giving away “cards that never were” – recreations of the 1934 Diamond Stars set this time featuring, Ruth, DiMaggio, Gehrig and Feller.