The market for high-grade, vintage singles continues to amaze, with records being set with seemingly each offering. Memory Lane rewrote the record books for two dozen items in its latest sale, led by Hank Aaron.
Never Cheaper by the Dozen: Those Special ‘Free Prize’ Sports Collectibles from the Golden Era of 1947-1971, jumps right into the heart of collecting’s greatest era by looking at the players starring on the field, the games being played and the regional cards passed out at ballparks, in grocery stores and mailed away for.
Goldin Auctions latest live event in New York City broke several records for the $2.9 million sale. The 73 lots sold included record prices for a Babe Ruth contract, Ted Williams jersey and much more.
Babe Ruth’s first Yankees contract, Ruth’s boyhood catcher’s mitt, historic documents, game-used jerseys and high-grade cards will make a splash in the 75-lot main event at the New York Yankees steakhouse.
Heritage Auctions surpasses $9.3 million in Platinum Night event, led by Clemente rookie card that hits $478,000.
Slurpees are on the cusp of a milestone anniversary, and the cups that housed the slushy drink hosted more than baseball stars.
Fourteen of the 21 cards in the Mickey Mantle Empire State Collection sold for the highest price ever recorded for their grades. That basic set helped vault Memory Lane past $2 million in its Winter Classic sale.
The No. 1-rated basic collection of Mickey Mantle cards joins hundreds of other vintage cards, early World Series programs and a collection of vintage packs in the current Memory Lane Winter Extravaganza.
Revisiting the 1953 Topps Baseball set with an in-depth two-part look at print runs, matching ink and overpriced cards. The first part looks at the first three printings and scarce cards that aren’t.
Heritage Auctions is offering the No. 5-rated Master Set of the coveted 1952 Topps Baseball issue, broken down with some amazing high-graded examples of the most popular postwar cards, including Mantle, Mays and Pafko.