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.
Lelands has composed a “Million Dollar Hit List” for the National Convention. The target is for some super rare Cleveland Indians jerseys.
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.