A circa 1930s Mel Ott game-used bat was stolen during August’s National Convention in Baltimore. A $5,000 reward is now being offered to anyone who can provide information that leads to the recovery of the bat.
SCD Columnist Ross Forman provides his take on the National Convention, from the memorabilia on display to the autograph guests and everything in between.
For one collector, taking a train before dawn and running around the show floor of the National Convention all in one day – in a neck brace – is the perfect day.
The world got their first chance at bidding on the Black Swamp Find of E98 baseball cards in Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night auction during the National Convention. The three lots total tallied $566,132.
In an unfortunate occurrence around millions of dollars of memorabilia, someone has lifted a Mel Ott game-used bat off the show floor of the National Convention and now the word is out to collectors to help track it down.
On the eve of the opening of the National Convention in Baltimore, Memory Lane has announced they will have on display two iconic jerseys at their booth – Babe Ruth’s 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers coaching uniform and Lou Gehrig’s 1934 Tour of Japan example.
Onyx Authenticated offered a “golden ticket” promotion in its products earlier in the year and will now use the National Convention stage to award those products. Blowout Cards will host a giveaway of a Babe Ruth signed ball and much more.
A pair of 1916 Babe Ruth rookie cards, a 1933 Yankees team-signed bat and hundreds of high-grade, vintage sports cards will be among more than 1,300 items in Memory Lane Inc’s. next catalog auction, opened in time for showcasing at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.
The National Convention will serve as the backdrop for Legendary Auctions’ Live Event, which will feature the Kent Feddeman Collection of early Washington Senators/National memorabilia, including personal items own by Walter Johnson.
We’ve all heard about the Babe Ruth jersey that sold for $4.4 million recently. Now see the jersey in person at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore courtesy of Lelands – the auction company that bought the jersey for a private collector.