By Larry Canale Altuve — Baseball’s Best? Move over, Mike. For a few years now, we’ve heard a lot of “best player in baseball” arguments focusing on Mike Trout, with Bryce Harper often in the conversation. Well, both can step …
SCP Auctions is in the midst of its Mid Summer Classic, with high prices already set for many high-grade cards, including examples for Jackson, Ruth, Mantle and more.
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.
In the highly competitive sports memorabilia auction industry, Heritage Auctions and SCP Auctions have risen toward the top. Chris Ivy at Heritage and David Kohler at SCP Auctions share their secrets to success and some of the biggest items they have handled.
Taking a spin around online auctions, Larry Canale spotlights the Mets starting pitchers, some big-money altered cards, Willie Mays and a running back looking to get back to hobby prominence, Adrian Peterson.
Heritage Auctions is ready to wow the sports memorabilia once again with its Platinum night Auction, held in New York City Feb 21-22. With fresh-to-the-market material including the gloves Ali and Liston wore in the “Phantom Punch” fight to a Joe Jackson signed photos and athlete collections, the auction will rewrite the record books.
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.
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.
For just the second time on record, a fully PSA-graded set of 1916 Sporting News M101-4 cards will hit the market, this time from Goldin Auctions. The cards come from a family that has housed the cards for nearly 100 years in the Midwest.
Baseball has a long history, and never will that be more apparent than in upcoming sales by Goldin Auctions and SCP Auctions when the companies offer items produced before World War and attached to a pair of big names.