The Graham Collection of high-grade rookies, including a 1951 Bowman Mantle PSA 9 and 1939 Play Ball Ted Williams PSA 9, and Dr. William McAvoy’s oddball sets raise the bar in Memory Lane’s latest sale that ends Thursday.
Memory Lane will offer an amazing array of rookie cards from the Graham Collection in its next sale, including a PSA 9 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle, a 1916 M101-5 Babe Ruth and high-grade rookie cards of more than two dozen Hall of Famers.
The name of Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick is well known in hobby circles, as he owns some of the most pristine examples of the most valuable cards in the hobby. Thirty cards from his collection will be on display at the National Convention, courtesy of Memory Lane.
Memory Lane’s I Own It Now Sale has already seen some amazing prices (see the Rod Carew rookie for $59,800), but now it’s time for collectors to make an offer on the remaining items, which include several high-grade singles and much more.
Memory Lane knew it had a great set in its latest auction: a 1932 U.S. Caramel complete set, all graded PSA 8. The only question was whether it would sell as a set or individually. The set was broken up, with Ruth, Gehrig and Hornsby leading the way.
As the Long Beach Expo approaches, more details on the event are being announced. The latest news is that Dennis Rodman will be appearing on the Saturday of the show’s run.
Memory Lane’s Spring Fever Auction headlined by a 1932 U.S. Caramel set comprised of uniform PSA 8 graded cards. Other highlights include a Ruth-signed glove, unopened 1952 Topps Baseball pack and and ultra high-grade 1955 Topps set.
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.