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.
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).
With one week to go in bidding, Goldin Auctions already has some impressive bids in for some great pieces of memorabilia. A 1936-38 Lou Gehrig game-used bat is nearing $150,000, while the No. 1 1939 Play Ball in existence is at $118,000.
With all of these high-end auction houses in the sports hobby, it’s always fun to see what they will dig up next. Goldin Auctions’ latest announcement is the discovery of a M101-6 Felix Mendehlson Joe Jackson card.
Ah, the hype surrounding the National Convention is starting to ramp up. $1 million will do that. That is the reward offered by Lelands to anyone who brings in the confession papers from 1919 Chicago Black Sox scandal.
A SCD reader has enlisted help identifying a player on a cosmetic mirror. Is this a young Joe Jackson? If anyone has any ideas, stand up and shout.
A card in the Historic Auctions set called Why the Hall Not will be a centerpiece item in Pristine Auction’s early November sale. The card, a 1-of-1 example, features the signatures of Joe Jackson and Pete Rose.
A Ty Cobb jersey topped $350,000 and Heritage once again turned heads in the sports collectibles industry with a $5.3 million sale that included $77,675 for a Joe Jackson signed ball.