Cooperstown hosted a Top 5 crowd in its history for the induction of John Smoltz, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio, and the action was just as hot in the village, where 49 living Hall of Fame members were present for signings.
PSA 9 examples of E93 Cobb, Wagner, Mathewson lead high-grade parade at Mile High – Gem Mint Montana, Rice rookies, too
A quick fill-up of information about the somewhat obscure 1969 Citgo baseball coins – watch that nose! Check out values, condition issues and a checklist of this nearly 50-year-old issue.
One of the top collection of game-used jerseys is going on the auction block courtesy of SCP Auctions. The company was selected to bring the Delbert Mickel Estate Collection to the market, highlighted by several examples of game-used jerseys from Hall of Famers.
Grey Flannel Auctions’ current sale, ending Dec. 11, offers another amazing selection of game-used material, from Michael Jordan’s shoes form the “flu” game in the 1997 Finals to game-used jerseys from every sport and seemingly every star.
In a great marketing and community relations move, Dean’s Cards has supplied cards for display and purchase at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, including a Joe Morgan exhibit, that will go a long way toward sales and baseball card awareness.
Goldin Auctions topped $800,000 in its debut auction, with more than $5,000 going toward Hurricane Sandy Relief. Ruth signed bat topped $23,000, Barry Lyons’ 1986 Mets World Series ring hit $22,840, but the big draw, Pete Rose’s personal copy of his banishment papers failed to meet reserve at $259,000.
A T206 Ty Cobb, 1939 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio and a Stan Musial signed bat are among 15 lots added to Goldin Auctions’ current sale that will benefit the American Red Cross. All proceeds from those lots will go to the non-profit organization.
A card in the Historic Auctions set called Why the Hall Not will be a centerpiece item in Pristine Auction’s early November sale. The card, a 1-of-1 example, features the signatures of Joe Jackson and Pete Rose.