Goldin Auctions kicked off its 2014 season with a $2.3 million sale that included top-of-the-line game-used bats belonging to Jackie Robinson and Mickey Mantle and an assortment of football championship rings that added much ca-ching to the bling.
The Long Beach Expo continues to grow as a destination of choice with sports collectors. This year, Goldin Auctions is offering to display items from Michael Jordan’s college days, including his diploma.
Among the items in the Goldin Auctions sale to join the hundreds of high-end pieces in the lineup are artifacts from Michael Jordan’s college days, including his diploma, transcripts and recruiting letters. The items came from a public storage unit.
The shoes Michael Jordan wore during Game 5 of the 1997 Finals, the “flu” game, received a lot of attention leading up to the Grey Flannel sale they were featured in. The result was a record price paid for any game-used shoes: $104,765.
Grey Flannel Auctions’ current sale, ending Dec. 11, offers another amazing selection of game-used material, from Michael Jordan’s shoes form the “flu” game in the 1997 Finals to game-used jerseys from every sport and seemingly every star.
Among the highlights of Heritage Auctions $7.7 million sale, was $1.2 million for the Stan Musial Collection, including a record price paid for a Musial artifact. Also, $143,400 was paid for a 1914-15 J.H. Dugan Baseball Calendar Cabinet Card set.
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).
From easy questions to difficult brain teasers, the introduction of our sports trivia column in SCD will have you searching for answers.
Check out this compilation video of great sports moments and see how many you remember. The nearly 7 minutes of run time will go by very quickly!
Why do forgers go for the big names? Because that is where the demand lies. From Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan to Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, the big names and their big achievements lead to demand, and the forgers supply the goods.