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.
SCP Auctions wants the world to know of its success in the sports memorabilia business, and felt a new website look would provide that. The new look is now available to collectors.
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.
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.
National Convention boasts largest signing group to date, with Jim Kelly, Bobby Knight, Al Kaline and Joe Torre among those delighting the crowds.
The 1977-78 Topps Basketball set won’t blow up the wallet, is chock full of stars, yet takes a back seat in quality to other sets of the decade. Got a favorite from the set?
The Chicago Sun-Times Show lacked its star attraction, but an otherwise strong lineup of signers and collectibles drew attention. Meet a few of the dealers at the show and what items were on the show floor.
The annual Basketball Hall of Fame auction conducted by Grey Flannel Auctions is now taking place, culminating in the Sept. 7 live portion of the event taking place in Springfield, Mass. Leading the pace thus far are the 1991 All-Star Game jerseys of Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.
SCP Auctions knew it had a good thing when offering the Julius Erving Collection, which included championship rings, trophies and game-used jerseys. The collection helped bring a total of $6.5 million.