The Long Beach Expo will have autograph guests for the first time in more than a decade, bringing in Magic Johnson, Jerry West and jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. to help draw in sports fans, along with a display of nine T206 Honus Wagner cards.
A T206 Eddie Plank graded PSA 5 sold for $107,110 to lead the auction, which featured a Roberto Clemente game bat, 1916 Sporting News complete set and a signed Babe Ruth ball that came with video footage of him signing the ball. All prices are now listed.
It’s now commonplace to record an athlete signing a ball. But when it happens in 1929, involves a prototype video camera and Babe Ruth, it’s something truly special. This single-signed Babe Ruth ball has a story – and it plays out to you on your computer screen.
Memory Lane has had its share of significant auctions, but only one have they deemed “The Find” auction. To put it in perspective, thus far a T206 Honus Wagner PSA 2 is getting bypassed in attention for other gems. Those include attached examples of 1888 Scrapps cards, a M101-5 Sporting News complete set and a Ruth signed ball that comes with a video of the signing in 1931.
Memory Lane’s Own It Now sale offered another round of impressive prices, starting with $97,000 for a Babe Ruth signed ball and $25,000 for a Walter Payton rookie card.
Memory Lane’s I Own It Now sales give collectors the chance to own high-end items outright and not have to fight others for the chance. The latest sale offers three high-end Babe Ruth signed balls and other high-grade cards.
Memory Lane had five days to impress National Convention attendees with its latest Historic Rarities auction, and then came through. Bidders ponied up $1.88 million in Memory Lane’s latest sale, which included a Ruth rookie ($59,999) and Topps cello box ($44,948).
On the eve of the opening of the National Convention in Baltimore, Memory Lane has announced they will have on display two iconic jerseys at their booth – Babe Ruth’s 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers coaching uniform and Lou Gehrig’s 1934 Tour of Japan example.
A pair of 1916 Babe Ruth rookie cards, a 1933 Yankees team-signed bat and hundreds of high-grade, vintage sports cards will be among more than 1,300 items in Memory Lane Inc’s. next catalog auction, opened in time for showcasing at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.
In Baltimore at the National Convention, the greatest Babe Ruth baseball card collection in existence will be on display at the Memory Lane booth, courtesy of Don Spence.