Goldin Auctions latest sale ended Nov. 1 with nearly $3 million in total sales, led by Babe Ruth’s final contract with the N.Y. Yankees and a game-used bat, along with personal awards won by Schmidt, such as his 1984 Gold Glove Award.
Modern cards aren’t thought to bring values their vintage counterparts bring, but all that has changed with third-party grading. Gem Mint cards are being scooped up by the high-rollers at skyrocketing prices.
Still shaking off the impact of Hurricane Sandy, Philip Weiss announced early 2014 auction schedule that includes a sports sale ending Jan. 18.
In a philly.com column, Mike Schmidt things today’s signatures are horrible, and for a variety of reasons. Since they are no longer legible, he asks aloud why players just don’t use a stamp since it seems they care little about the autograph experience.