The big auction didn’t disappoint, as the 1918 contract of Babe Ruth sold for more than $1 million as part of a 125-lot auction that topped $3.6 million altogether.
Steiner Sports’ Unbreakable Auction is no live, led by a 1951 Joe DiMaggio bat and an autograph book with more than 80 signatures, many from the baseball’s all-time greats.
Goldin Auctions has a big Babe Ruth sale planned for July in Baltimore. Prior to that, the company is hitting the road looking for more Ruth gems to add to the sale. Check out when the Goldin Auctions Roadshow is coming near you.
The No. 1 lot failed to meet reserve, but that didn’t stall bidding at Goldin Auctions, where the company’s October Legends sale topped $2.65 million, led by the finest 1939 Play Ball set in the land ($202K).
Artist Jamie Cooper captures Bronx Bomber royalty on canvas in his latest masterpiece: “Yankees Dream Scene” picturing Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle and Jeter.
Memory Lane knew it had a great set in its latest auction: a 1932 U.S. Caramel complete set, all graded PSA 8. The only question was whether it would sell as a set or individually. The set was broken up, with Ruth, Gehrig and Hornsby leading the way.
Memory Lane’s Spring Fever Auction headlined by a 1932 U.S. Caramel set comprised of uniform PSA 8 graded cards. Other highlights include a Ruth-signed glove, unopened 1952 Topps Baseball pack and and ultra high-grade 1955 Topps set.
The signing habits of Mantle, Williams and DiMaggio on the show circuit and with memorabilia companies was all forgers needed to have a “story” as to why they would be in possession of hundreds of signed photos, for instance, of these superstar players – none of which were genuine.
James Fiorentino has accomplished more at age 34 than most artists fulfill in a lifetime, dazzling Hall of Famers along the way. Some of his “early” works were on display in the Baseball Hall of Fame before Fiorentino could even drive. In an exclusive interview, Fiorentino talks about his work and proudest moments.
A T206 Ty Cobb, 1939 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio and a Stan Musial signed bat are among 15 lots added to Goldin Auctions’ current sale that will benefit the American Red Cross. All proceeds from those lots will go to the non-profit organization.