For SCD columnist T.J. Schwartz, the move to the West Coast as a young adult provided unique opportunities to meet some big-time athletes. The comedy writer/cabbie shares a couple of priceless stories from his past.
SCP Auctions has a big-time auction scheduled for April 10-27. Among the personal collections of John Havlicek, Steve Garvey, Rollie Fingers and many others will be iconic game-used jersey from Reggie Jackson (Game 6 of 1977 World Series) and Wayne Gretzky (1980-81 Edmonton Oilers).
Topps staged a great attack on the Bowman baseball card reign in 1952, so Bowman bounced back in 1953 with original color photography, star appeal, multi-player cards and for the first time statistics on the back of Bowman cards.
More than 200 Muhammad Ali/Cassius Clay autographs, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees collectibles, vintage cards and a wide array of memorabilia will be up for bids in Collectible Classics’ 517-lot Dec. 13 auction.
Visiting Saratoga Race Course in New York, future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera talked about missing baseball, his collectibles and a fear of horses.
The Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey sold for a record $4.4 million. Now SCP will offer Babe Ruth’s circa 1922 New York Yankees team sweater. Expect bidding to be hot and heavy again. The sweater will also be on display at the National Convention.
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.
David Wells is an admitted Babe Ruth fan. So he went and bought Babe Ruth game-worn cap from the 1930s and wore it during a game with the Yankees in 1997. It’s now for sale in SCP Auctions’ current sale, and it’s past $230,000, with one more day of bidding.
Not many pieces can boast a $1 million selling price. The 1920s Babe Ruth jersey currently being offered by SCP Auctions is one of those items. The Ruth jersey is already at $1.15 million, with bidding ending May 19.
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