Vintage cards, especially those in high grades, continue to set new standards in the industry. Memory Lane’s latest auction saw records fall for a Paul Hornung rookie card and a 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth card among an impressive list of prices realized.
While plenty of deals took place on the floor of The National, more impressive prices were realized in Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night Auction that topped $4.5 million.
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Memory Lane has acquired what is dubbed The Rocky Mountain Collection consisting of more than 300 of the tops cards in the hobby in unheard of grades. The collection ranks No. 3 on the PSA Set Registry.
The live portion of the Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction wrapped up July 12, grossing more than $3.6 million. the rest of the lineup, which contains more than 200 Ruth items in the 1,200-lot lineup, concludes Friday, July 18.
The big auction didn’t disappoint, as the 1918 contract of Babe Ruth sold for more than $1 million as part of a 125-lot auction that topped $3.6 million altogether.
Grey Flannel’s Summer Games auction is live, ending June 18, with some great items that include Mickey Mantle’s farewell speech notes, a signed Murderer’s Row team photo, Michael Jordan’s signed shoes and much more.
In one of the annual sales of note in the hobby, REA’s spring auction totals more than $8 million, led by record prices for advertising posters, cards and Mickey Mantle jerseys.
Heritage Auctions has lined up nearly 3,400 lots of sports memorabilia for its May 15-17 sale, including remarkable LeRoy Neiman originals, Koufax artifacts, vintage card gems and game-used material galore.
Some of the best 1960s and ’70s cards in the market, all graded PSA 9 or PSA 10 will headline the latest Memory Lane Auction, complemented by postwar Mantles and Mays cards graded PSA or better.